Murder Made in Italy : Ellen Nerenberg

Murder Made in Italy

Murder Made in Italy – Homicide, Media, and Contemporary Italian Culture Looking at media coverage of three very prominent murder cases, Murder Made in Italy explores the cultural issues raised by the murders and how they reflect developments in Italian civil society over the past 20 years. Providing detailed descriptions of each murder, investigation, and court case, Ellen Nerenberg addresses the perception of lawlessness in Italy, the country’s geography of crime, and the generalized fear for public safety among the Italian population. Nerenberg examines the fictional and nonfictional representations of these crimes through the lenses of moral panic, media spectacle, true crime writing, and the abject body. The worldwide publicity given the recent case of Amanda Knox, the American student

Lefty and Her Gangsters : Anthony Valerio

Lefty and Her Gangsters - A Novel of Power and Sex

Lefty and Her Gangsters – A Novel of Power and Sex The incomparable Lefty – a redheaded, left-handed, cross-eyed, married and very sexy woman – reduces her Italian-American lover, Nicholas, to a sex slave, her own private Button Man, propelling him back to the neighborhood don, Johnny, for counsel and wisdom. Lefty is also their muse and their salvation, humanizing both the Italian poet and the Italian gangster, and even transforms them to the godfather of the future, the unforgettable Don Pippo–reformed, wise, gentle. “Subsequent artistic attempts at humanizing the don include Analyze This and The Sopranos. Both of these productions feature don characters in therapy. Valero’s use of the therapy device, though, is unique and visionary. It not only

Daimones : Massimo Marino

Daimones

Daimones: The Daimones Trilogy, Vol. One Dan and his family awake one day in a world where everyone is dead but nothing points to a cause. Initial searches for survivors yield nothing and, in panic, the family turns their house into a stronghold. Eventually, they find Laura, a survivor who wins their hearts…and leads Dan to temptation. Laura describes her panic encounter with strange entities which Dan recognizes in his childhood hallucinations. He forces himself to find and confront them: An older power controls the fate of men. A few selected will face the ultimate quest: a painful genetic transformation and work toward the rebirth of a new human race, or oblivion and death in isolation. Book Links Website Facebook Twitter

It’s a King’s Life : Emily Randolph

King's Life

It’s a King’s Life in Carmel-by-the-Sea “Follow your nose! Life is an adventure!” So says Sadie, the Cypress Inn’s doggie concierge to Happy and Lady (two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavaliers) when they arrive in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Carmel is a magical place where dogs of every kind are given the warmest of welcomes by everyone they meet. The enchanting Cypress Inn becomes Happy and Lady’s treasured resting place for a weekend of sand, surf, food, fun, friendship, frolic and mischief in their very first great adventure in ‘It’s a King’s Life’ series. Follow your nose and come along!     Book Links Website Blog Twitter Amazon Author Page On Amazon  

A Mole in the Hand : Walter Frederick

A Mole in the Hand

A Mole in the Hand Could there ever be a coup d’état in Britain?? It is 2014 and Britain is being torn apart by civil unrest as Trades Unions and protest groups join forces to fight aus- terity measures causing so much hardship. The Coalition Government is coming towards the end of its first term in office, and city centre riots have forced the Government to impose special powers with nightly curfews. Richard Mastin, a public relations expert, receives an unexpected visit from a long-time American friend Spencer Boyd, now a senior CIA officer. Boyd issues Mastin with a challenge to fly to the US to meet with former KGB agent Mikhail Limonov. At first Mastin cannot make the journey,

Gamblers Fight Back : Greg Elder

Gamblers Fight Back

Gamblers Fight Back “Something had to change. I could no longer live like this. I needed to find an occupation that brought passion and excitement back into my life. I was determined to find something fulfilling.” After reading a book about a guy who gave up everything, moved to Las Vegas to become a professional gambler with only $6,000 to his name, and went on to become a millionaire, Greg Elder’s mission was set.  For the next year, he decided to support his wife and daughter as a professional gambler.  He wasn’t exactly sure HOW he was going to do this, but he couldn’t wait to get started. The odds moved slowly in Greg’s favor as he discovered the method

Avalanche Effect : Merita King

avalanche effect

The Lilean Chronicles: Book Four – Avalanche Effect It’s been more than two years since Vincent, Farra & Kyle returned from their harrowing experiences on Drycenia and their idyllic family life is shattered by the arrival of a mysterious stranger and the dreadful news he brings them. Going against the wishes of the Lilean spirit people, Vincent and Farra race from world to world in search of Gabriel and as faces from the past re-appear, they discover the links between a dreadful war, a medal won for valour and a legendary angel. It began with a broken promise and ended with a change to the path of destiny. A small action taken in a moment of desperation that causes massive

How to Survive When the Bottom Drops Out : JT Sather

How to Survive When the Bottom Drops Out

How to Survive When the Bottom Drops Out There is a new epidemic sweeping the world these days. Unlike the spread of the previous strain, this one seems to have the ability to self-propagate. The people of this Earth are transforming into the Zombie-Borg before our very eyes. Not from a bite, or a scratch, but through the overwhelming circumstances that are beyond their control. Everyone has suffered the symptoms to some extent, but the condition is reversible. Here is a guide on how to live and enjoy your life with happiness, regardless of how bleak your situation has become. I’ve been high on the mountain, and fallen into the abyss more than twice in my life, and yet, I