Book Of The Day – Family Deceptions

by Ron on July 22, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Fiction novel by Loretta Giacoletto and it’s 75% off for a limited time. Family Deceptions has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“Excellent reading, held my interest to the end, wanted more.” Mary – Amazon Reviewer



Family Deceptions
by Loretta Giacoletto
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $3

 

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Pietro and Isabella Rocca are living a marriage of convenience in 1928 Italy. He allows his wife to rule the household, the farm, and their young twins. Isabella thinks she rules Pietro too, until she discovers him in bed with the neighbor’s wife. Isabella sends him away, to work in Torino for the year it will take her anger to subside. Instead, he sails to America with hopes of acquiring enough money to buy his family’s forgiveness. The new life Pietro builds–one based on gambling, extortion, bootlegging, and lies–seduces him to stay. Meanwhile in Italy, Isabella adjusts to life without Pietro, using deceit to safeguard her family and later to aid WWII partisans who eventually regard the son a hero and the daughter a Nazi collaborator. Twenty-nine years will pass before Pietro returns as a wealthy man, along with an American son determined to befriend the family his father deserted. But first, Pietro must redeem himself to Isabella, their children, and the neighbor he betrayed.

Fans of historical romance and other fiction from The Prohibition Era, The Great Depression, WWII, and all things Italian American will find FAMILY DECEPTIONS an entertaining read.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

The intelligent, intriguing plot of Family Deceptions immediately grabbed my attention–and my heart–and kept me reading from the first page to the last.

*******

I didn’t expect it to end the way it did. I hope there will be a sequel to this. The author did an excellent job creating the characters and the story line was excellent!

*******

I felt the research Loretta did for the book and the personal knowledge she has of the area added to the storyline and made it more authentic. Overall, the book flowed well, was a good story and was easy reading. I would recommend this book and look forward to reading her next one!

*******

I really enjoyed this. The story was quite different and stretched over a long period of time and still it was interesting and never dragged. Good work!

*******

The author’s writing hooked me right away and I was reeled into enjoying this wonderful, sweeping type of saga. There is something for everyone, love, betrayal, Prohibition and Italy. What more could you want?

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About The Author

Loretta Giacoletto was recently named a finalist in the 2014 “Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project.” She divides her time between the St. Louis Metropolitan area and Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks where she writes fiction, essays, and her blog Loretta on Life while her husband cruises the waters for bass and crappie. Their five children have left the once chaotic nest but occasionally return for her to-die-for ravioli and roasted peppers topped with garlic-laden bagna càuda.

An avid traveler, Loretta has visited countries in Europe and Asia but Italy remains her favorite, especially the area from where her family originates: the Piedmont region near the Italian alps.
Her novels focus on characters caught up in problems of their own doing, crime often laced with romance that may not end happily-ever-after.

ITALY TO DIE FOR, from her Savino Sisters Mystery Series, shows how too much togetherness can spell disaster for two thirty-something sisters vacationing in Italy. In LETHAL PLAY a grieving widow is suspected of killing her son’s coach, a man with more enemies than friends. FREE DANNER features a cynical young man whose troubled past and deadly encounters hinder his search for the father he has yet to meet.

FAMILY DECEPTIONS presents two generations of earthy characters who learn to thrive and/or survive through a series of misdeeds. THE FAMILY ANGEL is a saga about the Americanization of an Italian family of bootleggers, coalminers, winemakers and priests, and a mysterious black angel who sticks his nose in the family business. CHICAGO’S HEADMISTRESS, a prequel and partial parallel to THE FAMILY ANGEL, follows a 1905 Italian street urchin’s notorious rise to wealth and power as the headmistress of Night School, Chicago’s most infamous men’s club in the 1920s.

A COLLECTION OF GIVERS AND TAKERS is an anthology of twisted stories about the good, the bad, the self-centered and the disillusioned. Loretta’s short stories have appeared in a number of publications including Literary Mama, which nominated her story “Tom” for Dzanc’s 2010 Best of The Web.

An associate editor for Allegory ezine, Loretta is also a member of Backspace Writers.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Loretta Giacoletto and ENT appreciate it.

 

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Book Of The Day – Killing Chase

by Ron on July 21, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Thriller by Ben Muse and it’s 75% off for a limited time. Killing Chase has a 4.5 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“I recommend it highly…riveting reading at it’s best!!” Perry – Amazon Reviewer



Killing Chase
by Ben Muse
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.99 save $3

 

Killing Chase – Nook
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Killing Chase – Kobo

Sometimes second chances can kill you.

From the moment he woke that early March morning, Chase Hampton knew, once he was released from prison later that day, he was never going back. No matter what.

Born into a wealthy but flawed North Carolina shipbuilding family, Chase was somehow immune to the dysfunction. The sky was the limit for the 18-year old football prodigy, until one terrible event changed the course of his life and prison became his new home. Through the highs and lows of his incarceration, there was one person he couldn’t forget, no matter how hard he’d tried: childhood best friend Bailey Masters. For reasons unknown to him, she’d shunned him ever since her mysterious return to Foggy Harbor at the beginning of their sophomore year.

Now, seven years into a twelve-year manslaughter sentence, Chase is given an unusual second chance, one that comes with its own set of rules. Suddenly, he’s thrust into a position he’s not ready for: the tip of the spear in a quiet war against an American enemy. A war that could cost him his family . . . and his life.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Killing Chase by Ben Muse was my first Ben Muse novel and I was pleasantly surprised to find it an outstanding thriller. The unique story line holds your attention from cover to cover. Killing Chase is well edited and formatted. Good job Mr. Muse, you have a new fan.

*******

A well-written tale that held my attention throughout. It left me constantly changing my mind about who the culprit was and managed to surprise me in the end.

*******

Great story line, plot was exciting and it just flowed from there. Reading is a true joy to me and when I find a book that is as well written as this one, I add a new author to my favorites. Great book Ben Muse, I hope I find more out there from you soon!

*******

The author moves the story at a comfortable pace, yet has you turning the pages to see what happens next. There are parts of this book that no doubt required research on the authors part and I must say he did a meticulous job with the details.

*******

Pick it up and I guarantee you’ll read cover to cover in one sitting. No, it’s not a short book, but totally engrossing, very well written, beautifully formatted and highly recommended. I hope we see a ton more books written by Ben Muse.

Get Killing Chase here: Killing Chase

About The Author

Ben Muse is the author of Break It, Eager Eaglets: Birds of Play, Killing Chase, and Arnco. A lifetime Georgia native, he was born in Atlanta and now calls Acworth home. He resides there with his wife, children’s book author Angela Muse, and their two children, Tyler and Caitlin.

He can’t paint, sing, sculpt, or play a musical instrument, so he’s decided to write. His hobbies include golf (terrible), traveling (hates to fly), obstacle racing (ugh!) and vacuuming (excels here) and he writes whenever he can: mornings between answering phones, in carpool waiting to pick up kids, and late at night when no one’s a stirrin. When he writes, one question is always on his mind: Is this book a good investment of the reader’s time? He’s just started on Giving Chase, the second book in the Better Off Dead series.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Ben Muse and ENT appreciate it.

 

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