Giovanni Gelati's Blog – October 2010 Archive (44)

Keith Richards Life

Richards wrote this along with British author James Fox. I am a huge Rolling Stones fan and didn’t really know what to expect from this novel when I got it. Here are some of the questions I had in my mind before I even

opened it:



What was it really going to cover?



Were there going to be important things in there that the average fan didn’t know?



Was Richards going to reveal the…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 21, 2010 at 6:01am — No Comments

New Novel releases this week

New Novel Releases- October 19- 26





There are plenty of new novels coming at us as we get closer and closer to Christmas. I have made a list of the major novels coming out and also put up the covers so if you wish to pick them up all you need to do is click

away and have them zapped onto your Kindle or sent to your home. Here we go!!



*Lee Child-Worth Dying For John Grisham-…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 20, 2010 at 7:37am — No Comments

Draculas Blake Crouch, Joe Konrath, Jeff Strand, F. Paul Wilson

Draculas is not your ordinary tale of a bloodsucker. The Draculas in this novel are nasty and billed as the kind that will crawl into your head and give you nightmares. The

novel is a collaboration of four different authors and it really works. One

might expect for it to be a hodge podge of words and thoughts but the plotline

is tight and the action, bloodletting and carnage is constant and moving. I am just starting to enjoy novels in this…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 19, 2010 at 7:07am — No Comments

Vince Flynn American Assassin

I am putting it out there in the first sentence; I think this is the best novel I have read this year. Yes, I am a big Mitch Rapp fan; I think anyone that has followed this blog knows I love the character as much as

I enjoy some of the big names out there today.

Vince Flynn just hits a grand slam as he uses American Assassin, a

prequel, to explain for us in tremendous detail, what makes Mitch Rapp so Mitch

Rapp. I loved every word…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 18, 2010 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Self-Published Sunday Jessica Dee Rohm Sugar Tower

There have been many words bandied about trying to put those that are self- published in a bad light lately, and I for one am really surprised. Sugar Tower by Jessica Dee Rohm was a quarter finalists for the 2010

Amazon Breakthrough Novel of The Year and with good reason. Basically it is a

well written novel that grabbed me right away and made it very difficult for me

to put it down. Here is the synopsis of the novel : “The great real estate

crash has…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 18, 2010 at 3:51am — No Comments

Guest Post Andy Frankham-Allen

Why Am I Always the Vampire?…





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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 17, 2010 at 2:43am — No Comments

Graphic Novel Friday Star Trek Countdown

Am I a total geek, a Trekkie, I think not. I saw this and just had to read it. I saw the Star Trek movie in 2009 with Chris Pine & company and really enjoyed it as did many other people. The bad guy Nero,

played by Eric Bana, intrigued me and I had many questions left unanswered by

the movie, this official prequel graphic novel took care of all of them for me,

from a to z, and then some.



Here is a little bit from the…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 16, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

Graphic Novel Friday Guest Post Robert Ford

Wish to Hek Reviews: American Vampire, vol. 1…



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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 15, 2010 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Power Down Ben Coes

Power Down is a debut novel by Ben Coes. He is anything but a rookie as far as writing goes, here are the highlights of his career from the back cover: “Ben Coes worked at

the White House under President Ronald Reagan and was a White House appointed

speech writer at the height of the Gulf War. He was the campaign manager of Mitt

Romney’s 2002 gubernatorial campaign and was a fellow at Harvard University’s

John F. Kennedy School of…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 15, 2010 at 6:05am — No Comments

Guest Post Abe March

Rambling thoughts took me back to the basics



By Abe F. March





I know that our economy is based on buying and selling. Commercials promoting products and services are everywhere. Billboard promotions

clutter our highways. TV programs are constantly interrupted with

advertising. Junk mail fills…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 15, 2010 at 12:25am — No Comments

Graphic Novel Friday Dean Koontz Frankenstein Prodigal Son

The graphic novel is based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Dean Koontz & Kevin J. Anderson. This is my first read on a Koontz work and I really enjoyed it. His update on the old story just fit together so

well and made so much sense it was hard not to enjoy it. I want to share with

you a few pieces of the graphic novel that I really enjoyed. Here is Dean

Koontz from the intro: ”This is why it seemed to me appropriate to update…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 9, 2010 at 5:19am — No Comments

Guest Post Douglas Lentes Editor-in -Cheif Paper Dragon Ink

Interview with Mark Rahner creator of Rotten



By Douglas Lentes



A zombie Sarah Palin?



An insufferable hate-monger named “Bill O’Malley?”



Evolution protestors who are like a laughable parody of the Boston Tea Party?



All that and much more is in the latest issue of the…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 8, 2010 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Vincent Zandri The Innocent



Personally I don’t know how the guy does it time after time after time. I am going to admit to having read most of his work, not all of it, but most of it. The thing that always sticks with me about his writing is the

depth and humanity he adds to his characters. Here is what the novel is about:

“Getting caught is simply not an option.



It's been a year since Jack Marconi's wife was killed. Ever since,…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 8, 2010 at 6:09am — No Comments

Stuart Woods Sante Fe Edge

Hey, I just needed to fit this in today. I am a big fan of Stuart Woods, and will admit to having read all his novels, all of them. I saw this was coming out and I figure, why break my streak. I went through this

quickly and laughed almost from beginning to end for many reasons. The title

for one, it should have been Santa Fe Soap Opera or As Stuart Woods Turns. Don’t

miss understand me, I am not hating on it. I think it was just what I needed in

a…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 7, 2010 at 7:48am — No Comments

Mark Greaney On Target

Court Gentry, The Gray Man, Greaney’s main character in the novel, On Target, makes the impossible, possible. Check out the story line of the latest installment in the

series: “Four years ago, Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA.

To survive, he had to eliminate his own brothers in arms. Now, as a master

assassin known as the Gray Man, he makes his living killing other people. But

when an old comrade he thought dead…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 7, 2010 at 5:54am — No Comments

Marshall Karp Cut, Paste, Kill

Hello!! I am going to say this right off the bat: If you enjoy or love character driven fiction, a little humor in your reading (okay maybe I should say smart aleck responses and sardonic humor), a good, fun,

mystery and a nice detective novel, then I have just the author for you. I

didn’t know the author existed until one of the nice local librarians pointed

him out to me. I know most of them (the librarians) a long time; they try to

direct me to neat…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 6, 2010 at 6:08am — No Comments

Guest Post Aaron Patterson

eBooks… Fad or Future?





I know I talk about eBooks a lot and I am sure some people are sick and tired of hearing about it, but… I can’t help myself. eBooks are the reason I can write for a living, the reason I can sit here in a local

Starbucks in Nampa Idaho and not really have a job. I laugh every time someone

asks what I do. I think about it and say, “I am semi retired.”…



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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 5, 2010 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Michael Connelly The Reversal



Happy Monday to everybody! We are coming into an incredible stretch of novels that seems like a blitzkrieg but basically it is just the precursor to Christmas, go figure. There are seriously good novels being

released this week and Michael Connelly’s The

Reversal
leads the way. Harry Bosch, Mickey Haller, and just about

everybody in their little fictional microcosm is involved in some small

capacity. Just…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 5, 2010 at 5:26am — 1 Comment

Guest Post Vincent Zandri author of The Innocent

I had occasion to bump into Vincent Zandri and for some reason, he being of such few words, I only got one question in on him. The one question: Hey, what ‘s new?



It's been ten years since the publication of my first major thriller, As Catch Can. Back then it was called, The Innocent, but the publisher decided to change the title at the

last minute since a sister publisher had an author with the same title, and…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 4, 2010 at 1:24am — No Comments

Digital Short Saturday Andy Frankham- Allen Off Flesh



Just a disclaimer here before we begin. I really wasn’t paying attention to title when I started to read this bad boy. The digital short that I covered last week was also by Mister Frankham – Allen. The story

was a paranormal type that wasn’t too bad in a horror type way. Out of body

experiences don’t bother me too much. I got to the end of this digital short

and I said wow, time out. I probably should have seen it coming, but…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 3, 2010 at 5:46am — No Comments

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