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We have some awesome news and updates of some of our Fine Authors we promote! I am aways elated when GOOD things happen for all my author friends. So here are a few updates you may be interested to know about . . . . .
REVIEW NEWS of Author, A. Gavazonni and her “Steamy Hot Romance Thriller!
4 out of 4 stars
Review by klbradley
Behind the Door is a romance/thriller novel written by A. Gavazzoni and published in July of 2016. Although this is her first novel, Gavazzoni does not disappoint with this new sense of eroticism mixed with a thrill factor. In the start of the novel, we are introduced to Simone- a psychologist specializing in sexual behavior disorders. Simone is sought out by Carl, a New York attorney who is asking for her help. Carl explains that his client/friend is facing a murder charge from a sex game gone bad. In order to help Simone get a true feel of the relationship shared by the deceased woman, Lara, and Carl’s client, Mark, she is given a journal to read from Mark’s perspective on the relationship. While Simone is trying to focus on her work and helping Carl, she soon finds herself involved with helping another friend/colleague with information pertaining to a serial killer in town.
Behind the Door is nothing like what is usually found in erotic novels, as this is as un-cliché as it gets. From the first page, I felt pulled in as a reader. The amount of suspense that comes along with reading this novel is unlike anything I have come across so far. Throughout the novel, the sequence would take turns from being “Current day,” which is Simone’s life as she is reading, to Mark’s journal, which is full of past events about his relationship with Lara. Reading about the relationship shared by Lara and Mark was totally consuming, mainly because it was written to feel completely real, and unexaggerated. We learn why Lara has turned to sex in the way that she has, and why Mark feels drawn to her in return.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how true and realistic the legal terminology is expressed in this novel, and upon further research into the author, I discovered that she is a professor of law as well as an attorney. Often while reading stories with legal involvement, I find information to be presented as unlikely and “made for television.” This was not the case with Behind the Door. Gavazzoni shows great talent with writing thriller novels, as well as the romantic/erotic genre.
Errors in the novel were very minimal, and I feel as though they were mostly errors with my digital copy, such as an extra space between words, or a random page break. The book seemed edited well, aside from a few minor errors. There is also a need for reader discretion for this book, as the sexual content and language portrayed is for a mature audience only.
As a fan of thriller and erotic genres, it’s no surprise that this novel was able to capture and hold my attention, but I feel like it could do the same for others as well. I can easily say that it takes a lot for a novel to come across as unpredictable to me, but I can say without a doubt that Behind the Door does. Because of the constant surprise and intense interest, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book for others who enjoy a good thriller, and obviously don’t mind some rather unconventional sex.
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NOW, up next is a fantastic Action/Adventure writer who’s “Billy Battles Trilogy” is ‘knocking the socks off readers and reviewers on Amazon and Amazon Kindle. AND? Here is some exciting news for Author, Ronald E. Yates!
Congrats to Ronald E Yates as he made Finalist for A DIAMOND BOOK AWARD !!
The Top Five Nominations for The Diamond Book Award
I can’t believe we’ve got there already folks! All the reviews for the first year of the Diamond Book Awards are complete. There were twenty-five submissions, but only twelve were accepted. Selecting the top five from those twelve was a grueling exercise; far harder than I imagined it would be. From the five I’ve chosen, it must be said… All of them hold equal weight for the DBA. . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ronald E. Yates is an author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy. His extraordinarily accurate books have captivated fans from around the world who applaud his ability to blend fact and fiction.
Ron is a former foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois where he was also the Dean of the College of Media.
His book, “The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles,” is the second in his Finding Billy Battles trilogy of novels and was published in June 2016. The first book in the trilogy, “Finding Billy Battles,” was published in 2014. He is currently working on Book #3 of the trilogy with an intended publication date in spring or early summer 2017.
The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles by Ronald E Yates
Books one and Two are now available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle
ABOUT THE AWARD:
At the end of each year, KC Books & Music will present the exclusive, Diamond Book Awards!
This prestigious award is not one that can be copied and pasted. It is an actual physical award in the form of a diamond-shaped crystal paperweight professionally engraved and comes complete with gift box. (Photo of actual award to the left)
The book chosen will be selected from the top five books entered in the competition. The top five nominations will be presented to a panel of judges and they will vote on the winning book. The winning author is notified, and the award will be delivered to them, as well as acknowledgments on this site and more.
The Diamond Book Award program runs from the beginning of March through October. Final entries must be in by the beginning of August. The top five nominations are announced in September. The Award is presented in October.
For up-to-date information on the Diamond Book Awards, including which reviews are DBA reviews, news of the final five nominations for the award, and when the award will be given out, sign up to receive the KC Newsletter!
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Next is a soon Fantastic Book Promo for Book One of “The Monkeytraps Book Series! By Author, Steve Hauptman and book one ABOUT? Control. It can become an Addiction in your Life . . . .
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Something’s missing from your life. This much you know.
But did you know you may be looking for it in the wrong place?
The book is about a problem disguised as a solution, an idea that shapes and drives us all:
It’s about the universal urge to make reality meet our expectations. How this urge becomes an addiction, wrecking lives and relationships. How it leads to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, broken marriages, and dysfunctional parenting.
In this book you’ll learn:
- Why everyone is addicted to control
- How this addiction causes most — if not all — of our emotional problems
- How to listen to feelings instead of controlling them
Filled with actionable insights you can start using today, Monkeytraps is a must-read for anyone seeking happiness, healthier relationships, and more peace of mind.
NOW Available on: Amazon Kindle – Promo Starts 9/16/16 . . . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Hauptman is a Gestalt-trained, Buddhist-flavored therapist who has practiced on Long Island for twenty years. He graduated from Adelphi University’s School of Social Work, trained at the Gestalt Center of Long Island, and specializes in a unique control-centered approach that integrates elements of psychodynamic, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral and family systems theory in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, dual disorders, codependency and relationship problems.
A leader of Interactive Therapy groups, he is also a cartoonist and creator of the blogs Monkeytraps: A blog about control, Monkey House (a forum for discussing control issues), and Bert’s Therapy: Adventures of an Inner Monkey. Visit my blog: Monkeytraps | We’re all monkeys on this bus.
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