Sofia experience with the magic of the Alchemist Cabinet

Sofia held her fingertips over one of the scales embossed with a moon. She closed her eyes. When she touched the scale, she was engulfed by a warm breeze that blew through her hair and made the gossamer dress she wore cling and flutter against her legs and torso. A full moon illuminated the cobalt sky above and the verdant earth below. Hundreds of firefly specks swirled around her feet, lifted her into the night sky, and whisked her to the highest peak of a golden mountain. Sofia stood there on that mountaintop and put her head back. She framed the moon in the open arc of her raised arms. A shaft of silver moonlight poured down on her. Everywhere she looked, she saw the light. It was above, below, and to her every side. Sofia became the sky and the moon. She was the warm breeze. She was the fluttering dress. She was the golden mountain. She became one with the light. Every heart that ever beat, now beat with hers; she knew every joy and every sorrow that ever was or ever would be.

Book Release for The Patron’s Wife Today

The Patron's Wife Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife
Mark Giglio, author

Join Mark today for “The Patron’s Wife” Book Release Party 10M – 9PM PST for Fun, Prizes, Discounts, Exciting Videos, Audios, Interviews and more…

 

Videos

The Most Deadly Amazon Creatures
Travel down the Rio Oscuro from your point of view as Mark reads the experience from “The Patron’s Wife”
Beautiful Butterflies of the Amazon
Mark talks about  Why He Writes
Mark tells you about the Characters in “The Patron’s Wife”
Mark talks about The Romantic Period and how it plays out in “The Patron’s Wife”
The Waorani People and more…

Interviews:

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio
George Henry
Marie Lavender

 

Photos:

 

The Patron's Wife Jaguar

The Patron’s Wife Jaguar. Amazon rainforest jaguar. Bet you won’t bump into one of these beautiful beasties in an urban jungle? Photo #7 by By Land Rover Our Planet AND 46 MORE PHOTOS

 

 

Discounts

The Patron’s Wife e-book is only $.97 with an autograph

Buy The Patron’s Wife

 

Prizes

10 Patron’s Wife E-books and 1 Paperback all with an autograph
Books from Guest Authors

George Knox
Marie Lavender
Gary Starta
Enjay Taylor
Pat Ritter

Follow The Patron’s Wife on WordPress.com

Thanks for Your Interest

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Mark Giglio
Author and Artist

 

 

Buy Patron’s Wife Direct from the Author

There will be a few extra blogs this week because of the release of The Patron’s Wife.

The Patron's Wife Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife
Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife is only $.97 this week.

For the E-book with an autograph page in PDF, Kindle, or iTunes formats this week it is only $.97.

The Patron's Wife Thank You

The Patron’s Wife

Looks like a real piece of paper and a nice sentiment too don’t you think?

And that’s not all you get

You get five (5) dimensional descriptions of what it is like to travel down a river or through the jungle in the Amazon. You will experience the journey with all of your senses and emotions.

Emilio The Patron's Wife

Emilio
The Patron’s Wife

Emilio describes his trip down an Amazon tributary. “My clothing was always damp with sweat. The heat and humidity made the trip unbearable. Even the breeze coming off the water was warm and fetid. The chatter of monkeys was tiresome; the biting insects were bothersome and painful. The occasional shadowy animal, drawn undoubtedly by the sound of the motor, would stalk us, making its way through the undergrowth that grew along the riverbank. The relentless heat, discomfort, and unpredictability reached out like a smothering and heavy hand from the jungle and kept its dank grip on me and the boat.”

Come to The Patron’s Wife Book Release Party on Facebook on Monday 8-7-17 from 10am to 9pm and hear Mark read this passage and others as you travel down the Rio Oscuro in an Amazon video. Invite your friends and join us when you can.

There is that beautiful book cover designed by Mary Ellen Wilson and Rousseau (we appreciate his contribution even though we mention him second).

Why Buy Directly from Mark?

Honestly, I have never been paid by Amazon although there are used “Alchemist Gift” books for sale on the Amazon website. Where’s the logic in that? Looking for a good class-action suit if you know of one.

Seriously, buying my books directly from me through Paypal is a very safe way to purchase. I use it all the time to buy things on the internet because they will help you if you have a problem getting my product or a refund.

Not only will they help you but you can call them on the phone, they really answer, and they are knowledgeable customer service assistance. They really listen and come up with a solution. Have you ever tried to call Amazon?

So Buy Directly from Mark. You’ll be glad you did.

Thanks for Your Interest

Follow The Patron’s Wife on Twitter
Like us on Facebook
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Mark Giglio Author and Artist

Mark Giglio
Author and Artist

 

 

Patron’s Wife Book Launch Party 8-7-17

Party Party Party

The Patron’s Wife Book Launch Party Aug. 7, 2017 10am-9pm Pacific time. Sign up for Prizes, Discounts, Interviews, Videos, Audio, Awesome Pictures and Video of the Amazon and Waorani, Guest Authors. What a blast! A Multi-Media Affair (pun intended)
The Patron's Wife Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife
Mark Giglio, author

Interviews:

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio
George Henry
Marie Lavender

 

Photos:

The Patron's Wife Jaguar

The Patron’s Wife Jaguar. Amazon rainforest jaguar. Bet you won’t bump into one of these beautiful beasties in an urban jungle? Photo #7 by By Land Rover Our Planet

 

 

Discounts

The Patron’s Wife e-book is only $.97 with an autograph

Buy The Patron’s Wife

 

Prizes

10 Patron’s Wife E-books and 1 Paperback all with an autograph
Books from Guest Authors

George Henry
Marie Lavender
Gary Starta
Enjay Taylor
Pat Ritter

Videos

The Most Deadly Amazon Creatures

 

See More of the Amazon with Your Imagination

Books can give you a better picture and help you feel a scene with all of you senses and emotions. Sometimes better than a video can. See the video and read the descriptions from “The Patron’s Wife” and compare.

 

There is still time to explore the Amazon and
Be a member of The Patròn’s Wife Launch Team before the release date on Aug. 7, 2017

Get an ebook copy of The Patron’s Wife with your name on the Launch Team Thank You page and a coupon to share it with your friends for 3 days.

Books vs Videos Traveling up the Amazon River

The wonderful thing about your imagination is that you bring all of your experiences to a scene in a story or novel. Sometimes a written description can spark a different and more focused experience as compared to a video. A video can be very well done and can certainly tell a story. But we are limited to what our eyes can take in and the score to elicit the proper emotion or reaction. With a video we are truly witnesses. With literature we are more participants. I hope I did that in my description of Emilio’s trip down the Rio Oscuro in the Amazon in my latest novel, ‘The Patròn’s Wife”. Many moons ago, I was stationed in the Florida Keys and at Homestead Air Base, that was very near the Everglades. Both places were hot, sticky and buggy. In the summer you could just about set you watch to the time of the daily thunder storm. Those were the experiences I drew from for the opening description.

Compare this Video to Emilio’s Trip
down the Amazon in The Patron’s Wife

“The dull pulse of the boat motor echoed back from the dense wall of tangled greenery that crowded its way to the edge of the river bank. The chirps and clicks from a thousand insects set an unearthly cadence that was palpable.  Mist swirled overhead, opening now and again to let the sun’s rays play off the living pearls of dew that rolled down from leaf to quivering leaf, back into the brown waters of the Rio Oscuro”

Emilio The Patron's Wife

Emilio, traveling in the Amazon
The Patron’s Wife

“My clothing was always damp with sweat. The heat and humidity made the trip unbearable. Even the breeze coming off the water was warm and fetid. The chatter of monkeys was tiresome; the biting insects were bothersome and painful. The occasional shadowy animal, drawn undoubtedly by the sound of the motor, would stalk us, making its way through the undergrowth that grew along the riverbank. The relentless heat, discomfort, and unpredictability reached out like a smothering and heavy hand from the jungle and kept its dank grip on me and the boat.”

Another scene has to do with the protagonist Emilio being driven up from the Rio Oscuro in the Amazon to El Paradiso, the name of the plantation where the greater part of the story takes place.

“The road was rutted and bumpy. Branches and fronds reached out and clawed and scratched at all sides of the Land Rover as if trying to pull us into the undergrowth. There was no view to speak of, only a twinkling tunnel made through the tangle of low brush, large green leaves and overhead, vines and flowering creepers and still higher, the canopies of the great trees.

Amazon Jungle The Patron's Wife

Amazon Jungle
The Patron’s Wife

“We traveled inland for maybe twelve kilometers. I heard birds and the chatter of monkeys but I saw no animals. Leòn came to a jarring stop. A jaguar appeared out of the brush and stopped on the road.  Its golden eyes burned into mine. Leòn looked away from the animal; he even held his hand up to shield his face and gave the big cat a wide berth. I expected him to say something, but he did not. He did not even look at me. We drove off in silence.”

All of those scenes have to do with the Amazon jungle. By reading the words you become part of the story. You become an active participant by reliving your own set of experiences and memories and those of the character. A video can never do that.

 

The Patron's Wife Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife
Mark Giglio, author

See more videos and audio of the Amazon at
The Patron’s Wife Book Release Party

Win prizes of books and swag from Mark’s collection and Guest Writers, Marie Lavender and George Knox. See videos and hear audio interviews from Mark and his guests. Aug. 7 from 10am-9pm PacificTime on Facebook. Invite friends and win for inviting the most.

 

 

 

Thanks for your interest.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
or see Mark’s Art Furniture

 

Mark Giglio, Author and Artist

Mark Giglio, Author and Artist

Marie Lavender’s New Release – Directions of the Heart

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Marie Lavender's New Release: Directions of the Heart

 

 

Hi, everyone! This will be a brief newsletter. I just wanted to pop in
and let you know about a new release coming this Tuesday, July 25th.“What, Marie? Already! What if I miss it then?”No worries! It’s available on pre-order right now at the following links:Amazon Universal link: https://bookgoodies.com/a/B071WVZZPV
myBook.to/DoH
Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/729271
Barnes & Noble:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/directions-of-the-heart-marie-lavender/1126548251
Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/directions-of-the-heart-a-romantic-drama-collection
CreateSpace link:  https://www.createspace.com/7239124I am really excited for you all to have a look at this modern romantic
drama collection, Directions of the Heart. All the characters are
very close to my heart.You can view the book trailer here:
https://youtu.be/4gkk4wmrtHQThis collection of four novellas is a little different from what I usually write,
but I promise it’s worth the journey.

directions-of-the-heart

Marie Lavender
directions-of-the-heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Lavender Author

Marie Lavender Author

Additionally, we’re having a release party on
Facebook at the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1070356223094698/

So, please stop by the party on Tuesday at
any time during the day from noon EST to midnight,
and you’ll have a chance to win lots of awesome
prizes (we have donations from eight other authors
too)! Exciting, right?

I look forward to seeing there, and I’ll catch you closer to the end
of the month with the next newsletter. Have a wonderful week! 🙂

BUY  DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART NOW ON AMAZON

Marie Lavender New Release Directions of the Heart

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Marie Lavender's New Release: Directions of the Heart

 

 

Hi, everyone! This will be a brief newsletter. I just wanted to pop in
and let you know about a new release coming this Tuesday, July 25th.“What, Marie? Already! What if I miss it then?”No worries! It’s available on pre-order right now at the following links:Amazon Universal link: https://bookgoodies.com/a/B071WVZZPV
myBook.to/DoH
Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/729271
Barnes & Noble:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/directions-of-the-heart-marie-lavender/1126548251
Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/directions-of-the-heart-a-romantic-drama-collection
CreateSpace link:  https://www.createspace.com/7239124I am really excited for you all to have a look at this modern romantic
drama collection, Directions of the Heart. All the characters are
very close to my heart.You can view the book trailer here:
https://youtu.be/4gkk4wmrtHQThis collection of four novellas is a little different from what I usually write,
but I promise it’s worth the journey.

directions-of-the-heart

Marie Lavender
directions-of-the-heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Lavender Author

Marie Lavender Author

Additionally, we’re having a release party on
Facebook at the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1070356223094698/

So, please stop by the party on Tuesday at
any time during the day from noon EST to midnight,
and you’ll have a chance to win lots of awesome
prizes (we have donations from eight other authors
too)! Exciting, right?

I look forward to seeing there, and I’ll catch you closer to the end
of the month with the next newsletter. Have a wonderful week! 🙂

BUY  DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART NOW ON AMAZON

See More of the Amazon with Your Imagination

There is still time to explore the Amazon and
Be a member of The Patròn’s Wife Launch Team before the release date on Aug. 7, 2017

Get an ebook copy of The Patron’s Wife with your name on the Launch Team Thank You page and a coupon to share it with your friends for 3 days.

Books vs Videos Traveling up the Amazon River

The wonderful thing about your imagination is that you bring all of your experiences to a scene in a story or novel. Sometimes a written description can spark a different and more focused experience as compared to a video. A video can be very well done and can certainly tell a story. But we are limited to what our eyes can take in and the score to elicit the proper emotion or reaction. With a video we are truly witnesses. With literature we are more participants. I hope I did that in my description of Emilio’s trip down the Rio Oscuro in the Amazon in my latest novel, ‘The Patròn’s Wife”. Many moons ago, I was stationed in the Florida Keys and at Homestead Air Base, that was very near the Everglades. Both places were hot, sticky and buggy. In the summer you could just about set you watch to the time of the daily thunder storm. Those were the experiences I drew from for the opening description.

Compare this Video to Emilio’s Trip
down the Amazon in The Patron’s Wife

“The dull pulse of the boat motor echoed back from the dense wall of tangled greenery that crowded its way to the edge of the river bank. The chirps and clicks from a thousand insects set an unearthly cadence that was palpable.  Mist swirled overhead, opening now and again to let the sun’s rays play off the living pearls of dew that rolled down from leaf to quivering leaf, back into the brown waters of the Rio Oscuro”

Emilio The Patron's Wife

Emilio, traveling in the Amazon
The Patron’s Wife

“My clothing was always damp with sweat. The heat and humidity made the trip unbearable. Even the breeze coming off the water was warm and fetid. The chatter of monkeys was tiresome; the biting insects were bothersome and painful. The occasional shadowy animal, drawn undoubtedly by the sound of the motor, would stalk us, making its way through the undergrowth that grew along the riverbank. The relentless heat, discomfort, and unpredictability reached out like a smothering and heavy hand from the jungle and kept its dank grip on me and the boat.”

Another scene has to do with the protagonist Emilio being driven up from the Rio Oscuro in the Amazon to El Paradiso, the name of the plantation where the greater part of the story takes place.

“The road was rutted and bumpy. Branches and fronds reached out and clawed and scratched at all sides of the Land Rover as if trying to pull us into the undergrowth. There was no view to speak of, only a twinkling tunnel made through the tangle of low brush, large green leaves and overhead, vines and flowering creepers and still higher, the canopies of the great trees.

Amazon Jungle The Patron's Wife

Amazon Jungle
The Patron’s Wife

“We traveled inland for maybe twelve kilometers. I heard birds and the chatter of monkeys but I saw no animals. Leòn came to a jarring stop. A jaguar appeared out of the brush and stopped on the road.  Its golden eyes burned into mine. Leòn looked away from the animal; he even held his hand up to shield his face and gave the big cat a wide berth. I expected him to say something, but he did not. He did not even look at me. We drove off in silence.”

All of those scenes have to do with the Amazon jungle. By reading the words you become part of the story. You become an active participant by reliving your own set of experiences and memories and those of the character. A video can never do that.

Thanks for your interest.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
or see Mark’s Art Furniture

 

Mark Giglio, Author and Artist

Mark Giglio, Author and Artist

Patron’s Wife releases Aug. 7 Join the Launch Team

There is still time to
Be a member of The Patròn’s Wife Launch Team

Get a copy of The Patron’s Wife with your name on the Launch Team Thank You page and a coupon to share it with your friends for 3 days.

The Patron's Wife Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife
Mark Giglio, author

See the new Patron Wife website.

Write a review for “The Patròn’s Wife,” launching August 7, 2017.

If you would like to be the first to read “The Patròn’s Wife” a new novella by Mark Giglio, a fascinating multi-layered story, volunteer to be on the Launch Team. You will receive a free ebook in return for your review on Smashwords.com on or before August 7, 2017. You will also be included on the Launch Team Thank You page in the ebook and will get a new coupon for this book to share with your friends for 3 days after the release and your review has been verified. Fill out the form below to get your coupon.

“It is the path of all affairs, selfishness, deception, and possession.” Emilio Aguilar reflects on his latest failed love affair with a married woman. He journeys to El Paradiso, the vast plantation in the Ecuadorian highlands above the Amazon jungle to retreat from civilization, temptation and himself. Then he meets Alma, the Patròn’s wife. Alma is caught in a loveless marriage to Hector, an overbearing older man who wants an heir. With the help of an Indio, Leòn, Alma escapes the pain through her spirit animal, the jaguar. “Its golden eyes burned into mine. Leòn looked away from the animal; he even held his hand up to shield his face and gave the big cat a wide berth.” Can Alma conquer her spirit animal and save her soul? Will Emilio be true to himself? Can Hector control his temper? Or will they be swallowed up by jealousy, the jungle, and madness?

Be on the Launch Team Thank You Page

Mark Giglio will choose 25 to review on Smashwords to launch “The Patròn’s Wife.” He is giving the first 25 who pledge to write a review and post it to Smashwords on or before August 7, 2017 a FREE copy of The Patròn’s Wife ebook and inclusion on the Launch Team Thank You page in the ebook and will get a new coupon for this book to share with your friends for 3 days after the release and your review has been verified, a $25+ value. Be the First! You have plenty of time. The book is about a 4 hour read.

To participate you must register on Smashwords.com. Smashwords will not allow you to write a review unless you have a membership. Membership is FREE. They will not spam you with email. I have books on there for sale and I only hear from them when I sell a book. They don’t send junk email.

Fill in the form below to join The Patròn’s Wife Launch team and get your free ebooks.

As a member of Mark Giglio's Launch Team, I pledge to write a Smashwords Review. Please email my coupon.

 

Verification

Refer Your Friends

Once you have read the book and enjoy it, feel free to share this page with your friends. We will give them a free book as well if they pledge to write a review for Smashwords.

Thanks for your interest.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
or see Mark’s Art Furniture

.

Mark Giglio, Author and Artist

Mark Giglio, Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Works by Author Mark Giglio

Novels
Alchemist Gift

Short Stories
Old Nick
Big Book of Silly Little Curses and Snarky Bar Toasts
Mist Boats
Helen (Nevermore Contest Winner)
Spell Check
A Glimpse of Eternity
Eden Towers
Beyond Certain Boundaries
Robbie’s App
Triptych Series Vol. 1 – coming soon
Kingdom Come (Coming soon – Join Launch Team)

 

Patron’s Wife releases Aug. 7 Join the Launch Team

There is still time to
Be a member of The Patròn’s Wife Launch Team

Get a copy of The Patron’s Wife with your name on the Launch Team Thank You page and a coupon to share it with your friends for 3 days.

The Patron's Wife Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife
Mark Giglio, author

See the new Patron Wife website.

Write a review for “The Patròn’s Wife,” launching August 7, 2017.

If you would like to be the first to read “The Patròn’s Wife” a new novella by Mark Giglio, a fascinating multi-layered story, volunteer to be on the Launch Team. You will receive a free ebook in return for your review on Smashwords.com on or before August 7, 2017. You will also be included on the Launch Team Thank You page in the ebook and will get a new coupon for this book to share with your friends for 3 days after the release and your review has been verified. Fill out the form below to get your coupon.

“It is the path of all affairs, selfishness, deception, and possession.” Emilio Aguilar reflects on his latest failed love affair with a married woman. He journeys to El Paradiso, the vast plantation in the Ecuadorian highlands above the Amazon jungle to retreat from civilization, temptation and himself. Then he meets Alma, the Patròn’s wife. Alma is caught in a loveless marriage to Hector, an overbearing older man who wants an heir. With the help of an Indio, Leòn, Alma escapes the pain through her spirit animal, the jaguar. “Its golden eyes burned into mine. Leòn looked away from the animal; he even held his hand up to shield his face and gave the big cat a wide berth.” Can Alma conquer her spirit animal and save her soul? Will Emilio be true to himself? Can Hector control his temper? Or will they be swallowed up by jealousy, the jungle, and madness?

Be on the Launch Team Thank You Page

Mark Giglio will choose 25 to review on Smashwords to launch “The Patròn’s Wife.” He is giving the first 25 who pledge to write a review and post it to Smashwords on or before August 7, 2017 a FREE copy of The Patròn’s Wife ebook and inclusion on the Launch Team Thank You page in the ebook and will get a new coupon for this book to share with your friends for 3 days after the release and your review has been verified, a $25+ value. Be the First! You have plenty of time. The book is about a 4 hour read.

To participate you must register on Smashwords.com. Smashwords will not allow you to write a review unless you have a membership. Membership is FREE. They will not spam you with email. I have books on there for sale and I only hear from them when I sell a book. They don’t send junk email.

Fill in the form below to join The Patròn’s Wife Launch team and get your free ebooks.

As a member of Mark Giglio's Launch Team, I pledge to write a Smashwords Review. Please email my coupon.

 

Verification

Refer Your Friends

Once you have read the book and enjoy it, feel free to share this page with your friends. We will give them a free book as well if they pledge to write a review for Smashwords.

Thanks for your interest.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
or see Mark’s Art Furniture

.

Mark Giglio, Author and Artist

Mark Giglio, Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Works by Author Mark Giglio

Novels
Alchemist Gift

Short Stories
Old Nick
Big Book of Silly Little Curses and Snarky Bar Toasts
Mist Boats
Helen (Nevermore Contest Winner)
Spell Check
A Glimpse of Eternity
Eden Towers
Beyond Certain Boundaries
Robbie’s App
Triptych Series Vol. 1 – coming soon
Kingdom Come (Coming soon – Join Launch Team)

 

 


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