Our Frail Disordered Lives by Mary M. Schmidt
Horror , Press Releases / August 1, 2018

Larry Kavanaugh is an ordinary kind of guy. He’s got a nagging wife and two kids, both annoyingly gifted. No matter what he does, there is no end to what his family needs. What’s a regular, everyday guy to do? Well, he cuts a few corners, obviously—one very big corner in particular. He sells his soul to the Devil. Maybe it’s not the actual Devil, but Larry is ready to make a deal with one of the Devil’s minions. He meets some demon whose name he can’t remember. Funny, it was right on the tip of his tongue, a name of something you step on. Roach the Demon has sort of good intentions. He just wants a re-write of Dante’s Inferno with himself as the star. Roach goes after Larry as a rogue operation. He needs to make a point to his boss, Satan, so he uses the body of a human to follow Larry around and stir up trouble. He offers Larry an airtight guarantee that nothing could possibly go wrong. After all, Larry doesn’t feel like he has much to lose—or does he? Even Roach might be in over his head this time ( Press release from Amazon)….

Best books 2017 rewarded by Advicesbooks Prize
Advicesbooks Prize , Press Releases / January 22, 2018

My dear book lovers, if you want to know the best books read in 2017, you must look at this article. Here, in fact, I provided information about the best books I read last year. And yes, welcome to the fourth edition of Advicesbooks Prize, an online literary prize to reward the best books read by this book review blog every year. However, this year, the prize brings an important new, namely I rewarded only the best books written by new authors, while in the past years, I rewarded even the best book written by famous and translated novelists. Indeed, the previous literary prizes were split into two categories, namely: famous and translated novelists and self published and new authors. Unfortunately, last year I didn’t read particularly interesting books written by this category of authors and so, I preferred rewarding only the ones written by new and self-published authors . This year, hence, the prize includes only one category: new and self-published authors. Last year, in 2017, I read very interesting books, both fiction and nonfiction. I am very sorry for not rewarding everybody, but the prize is only for the books I appreciated a bit of more than others….

An Extra-Ordinary Beginning by A.D. Winch, a compelling tale for children
Children's books , Press Releases / December 22, 2017

In 1947 a UFO crash landed in Roswell, USA. There were no known alien survivors. Over sixty years later two unique children from very different backgrounds discover they have abilities far beyond the ordinary. Only a secret US agency knows why. The children, Eric and Ursula, embark on an exciting journey to find the answers. Answers that lie in old space debris scattered across Europe. Their every move is monitored and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. Will they find the secrets to their shared past? Or will the agency find them first? This is the compelling plot of the likewise compelling book 1 of the series written by European author A.D. Winch, namely An Extra-Ordinary Beginning (The Adventures of Eric and Ursula). Kindle edition and Paperback are available on Amazon.   About the author: A.D. Winch is the author of the ‘Adventures of Eric and Ursula’. Over the last 18 years, he has lived near Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, war-torn Sri Lanka and above the Hadron Collider in Geneva. Currently, he lives in Prague, not far from a space rocket covered in giant babies. The idea for ‘The Adventures of Eric and Ursula’ came to him while…

Silver Fox by Misha Elliott, a contemporary romance
Press Releases / December 21, 2017

Richard Sisk has never been much of a risk taker. At 18 he gave up his dreams for the future to do the right thing and marry his pregnant high school love. Over the years things change, and he receives a divorce as a birthday present. Jill Caldwell has spent the last eight years caring for her younger brother being both sister and parent. Now that he is settled well into college, she finally has the gift of freedom. Years ago, their lives crossed paths and now eight years later, will Richard be able to take a risk for a new love? Jill knows that together she and Richard can build a life of everything they ever wanted, that is if he can get over being her silver fox. This is the plot of the upcoming book titled Silver Fox, a romance novel by Misha Elliott. The book will be released on February 5, 2018, but you can pre-order it today on: Amazon and iBooks About the author: Misha Elliott is a nomadic soul, living all over the US with her Scottish husband. During their travels she fell in love with the written word and put her hands to the…

Junkyard Lucy by Tony Nesca shortlisted for a literary award
Press Releases / May 4, 2017

A self-published novel shortlisted for a literary award. Read the press release to know more about this. Dear authors and readers, I am very happy to inform you that one of my authors, Tony Nesca, a Canadian writer born in Turin and residing in Canada, wrote a new novel, titled Junkyard Lucy, which was shortlisted for The Margaret Laurence Award for fiction. Tony and his wife Nicole promoted their books on this book promotion site some months ago and today I am very glad to hearing about this award. In the following paragraphs, you can read the press release about this event. Junkyard Lucy by Tony Nesca shortlisted for The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction – Canadian Author Throws Literary Rulebook Out of Window, Releasing “Rebellious” Book of Short Stories that Captures Life’s Boundless Tapestry. The whopping sixteenth book by Tony Nesca, ‘Junkyard Lucy’ is a bold and intense collection of stories that free-flow to cover everything from sex and death to rebellious youths, music and love. It’s all part of Nesca’s mandate to wage war on literary mediocrity, stand out from the crowd and compel readers to cut to the core of what it really means to be human….

Unexpected America by Wanjiru Warama
Biography , Press Releases / February 27, 2017

During his political campaign, the new President of the United States said: “We’ll make America great again”. This sentence was also the slogan who led President Donald Trump to win the presidential election. This sentence includes a great dream, namely a better life and a better future in the United States, a great Country, really, which people always regarded as the home of freedom and democracy. How many times, people dreamt to flee the United States looking for a new job and a new life and above all, how many people hoped to escape poverty and misery relocating to the US? Many times, surely. Behold, this is a book about this dream, this is an excellent memoir about an American dream broken very soon. This is “Unexpected America“, the biographical book written by Wanjiru Warama, an African author who studied in an American School in Kenya and that, years ago, made an important decision: go to the United States. Yes, she was a migrant, one among tons of migrant who every day get on board of unsafe ships to go to Europe, especially in Italy, maybe near the Sicilian coasts.

L’eredità di una leggenda di Lory La Selva Paduano
Press Releases / February 6, 2017

Le origini della moderna schiavitù possono essere ritrovate nel passato, così come dal passato si ereditano le grandi battaglie per la libertà. Non si tratta di un gioco di parole, ma del significato intrinseco di un romanzo storico ambientato nell’antica Roma e tra il Centro e il Sud Italia. L’autore è Lory La Selva Paduano, scrittrice canadese di origini italiane. Il romanzo che la stessa offre ai lettori italiani si intitola: “L’eredità di una leggenda”. Fedele alle sue origini abruzzesi, dove i valori familiari contano più di tutto,  Lory racconta la biografia romanzata della figlia di Spartaco.  Quest’ultimo fu, prima schiavo e gladiatore romano e, poi, condottiero di una ribellione finita nel sangue, dove a perdere la vita non fu solo il liberatore Spartaco, ma anche la figlia Claudia, gemella di un’altra figlia,  Arria. Fiera e coraggiosa come il padre, Arria cresce con la madre Attia e la zia Aurelia, immersa nei grandi valori della libertà, valori che vanno difesi ad ogni costo. “Quando le leggende muoiono, infatti, non sempre abbandonano questo mondo senza lasciarsene altre alle spalle”. “Nato nel 109 AC, in Tracia, una regione dell’Europa sudorientale che si trovava ai confini delle odierne Bulgaria, Turchia e Grecia, Spartaco…

Advicesbooks Prize 2016, the best books read last year
Advicesbooks Prize , Press Releases / January 9, 2017

Dear authors and readers, as promised, I wanted to open this new year, with the third Edition of Advicesbooks Prize. This prize is a special mention and a praise for all those authors who wrote the best books I read in 2016. For me and for this book review site, hence, these are the best books of 2016.  Indeed, I read many books last year. They belonged to many literary genres, from children’s books, fiction (such as horror, romance, mystery, historical novels) to nonfiction (such as biographies, inspirational books) and poetry. I enjoyed some stories very much, someone a bit of less. I reviewed many literary works and some of them have remained imprinted on my heart forever. Unforgettable books always deserve to be made public in order to let other book lovers can read them. As usual, Advicesbooks Prize rewards only two kinds of books belonging to two different categories: famous and translated authors and new authors who wrote and released books only in English. For the first category, namely, famous and translated authors, the best book I read last year is The Silence of the Wave by Gianrico Carofiglio. The book told about the life and deeds of…

A Secret Muse Book1 by Mandy Jackson Beverly submitted to Italian publishers

Dear authors and readers, today I am glad to announce that in the past week I submitted another book to an Italian publisher. The book is titled A Secret Muse and the author is Mandy Jackson Beverly. The book is the first episode of a horror trilogy which is conquering the heart of readers all over the world and that the author wants to offer to Italian readers in the Italian language, also. For more information about the author and the book, please read the book proposal in English and the one translated into Italian.   BOOK PROPOSAL IN ENGLISH  BY MANDY JACKSON BEVERLY A Secret Muse, book 1 (synopsis) UCLA art professor Coco Rhodes knows little about her family’s association with the ancient clandestine organization THE ALLEGIANCE, and wants to keep it that way. She dislikes secrets—they’re a painful reminder of her childhood experiences that were erased as a result of her parents’ tragic deaths when she was four years old.   After a brutal attempt on her life, and the arrival of a birthday letter from her dead mother, Coco demands explanations from her brother, Christopher, a high-powered D.C. lawyer and member of the Allegiance.   Christopher guides…