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The Patron's Wife Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife
Mark Giglio, author

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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.

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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)

 

What’s next in Alchemist Gift?

Writing is a strange and organic pass-time. I started on the next novel in the Alchemist series,’Curious Journey’ quite a while back. The novel starts out in 16th century Italy and Bavaria and includes characters from Alchemist Gift. The protagonist this time is Conte Emilio d’Benevitas and his quest to find meaning in this life and if there is in deed an afterlife. I got to a certain point and came to, not really a dead end, but more to the fact that I needed more clarity on this dilemma. I suppose every person has asked that question. So after seven or eight months of the book being in mental stasis something clicked and I’m off to labor on with this next novel, ‘Curious Journey.’ I must have had an epiphany somewhere along the road, because the puzzle pieces in the guise of events and characters slowly re-arranged themselves into a viable story.

memento mori

memento mori

In that seven or eight months I have written a dark little ditty , ‘Kingdom Come.’ A period piece that takes place in upstate New York during the 1890’s The protagonist is a photographer why specializes in memento mori,(photos of the dead). “Kingdom Come” is coming soon to Amazon. If you’d like to be part of the Launch Team and get a FREE early release ebook click here.
Also I wrote a novella entitled, ‘The Patron’s Wife.’ This takes place in the present on a plateau on the outskirts of the Ecuadorian Amazon. In this story our protagonist is trying to escape his past and in doing so delves into a spiritual world and is forced into a love triangle with the young and pretty patron’s wife by the aging and desperate patron. Somewhat surreal.

Kept in a Pumpkin Shell? Escape with an Ebook.

Kept in a Pumpkin Shell? Escape with an Ebook.

 

 

 

 

 

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$9.3 Million in Kindle Unlimited Fund

Authors Help each other to earn more Royalties Click To Tweet

Here’s our letter from Kindle Unlimited. We have received a few very small royalties but we can help each other receive more.
'Robbie's APP' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘Robbie’s APP’ from Triptych Series Vol. 1 Read this story

We have continued to see strong response from customers to Kindle Unlimited (KU) and are adding a bonus of $6.3 million to the previously announced base fund amount of $3 million, bringing the total fund to $9.3 million for the month of March.

To further highlight the KDP Select books that are most popular with customers, we will again award “KDP Select All-Stars” for March to the most-read authors and most-read titles in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. We’ll spotlight each All-Star author and title on applicable detail pages. These awards will come with financial bonuses and recipients will be contacted in the next few days. For more information on All-Stars, go here: https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A2X66QXB12WV2. Anyone with a title in KDP Select—even a debut author with a single title—can qualify if their work becomes a customer favorite.

We will also pay a separate bonus for Kindle Owners' Lending Library loans in Japan Click To Tweet.

Best regards,
The Kindle Direct Publishing Team

Only Read 10% of Your Book
'A Glimpse of Eternity' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘A Glimpse of Eternity’ from Triptych Series Read this story

If readers read only 10% of your book you are eligible for a royalty under the Kindle Unlimited… Click To Tweet. With “The Triptych Series” you only have to read 10 pages and Mark will get paid. Let’s help each other get paid. A book of short stories can get you known and make you royalties quicker and easier. Send us a message on twitter @alchemistgift; facebook or by email wem2529@yahoo.com. We will download your book from Kindle Unlimited and read at least 10%. We can do it faster and easier if you have a book of short stories. We can also give you a review easier and faster. See our blog post from April 4, 2015, “People Don’t Buy Books They Download” for more info on Kindle Unlimited.

KDP Select All Stars
'Old Nick' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘Old Nick’ from Triptych Series Vol. 1 Read this story

We’d like to help you get into the top 100 and get a bonus in addition to the usual royalty. The top 10 get $25000; the top 50 to 100 get $500 Click To Tweet. Help Mark get into the top 100 and he’ll help you.

 

 

Remember.
People Don't Buy Books; They Download Click To Tweet

 

 

 

 

 

New ‘Hum-Hor’ Short Story Series

From the Mind of Mark Giglio

Download the new Horror, Sci-Fi short story book “Triptych Series Vol. 1” for your Kindle Unlimited or buy for only $2.99. The app for Kindle is free from Amazon.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VB43X26

If you don’t have Kindle Unlimited you can get a FREE trial for 30 days and download “Triptych Series Vol. 1.”

 

It’s all about the royalty!

Read only one story, about 10 pages, and we will get our royalty. What can be easier than that?! The stories are good too. Just thumb through the book at a normal reading pace and we get paid!

 

What the Heck is Hum-Hor?

The Triptych Series, a collection of short stories dubbed ‘Hum-hor’, is a combination of humor and horror, the macabre, and the unexpected. Each volume will include three stories as in Triptych art. I’ll be exploring the darker side of human nature a la The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock, and American Horror Story by putting my characters, some likable and others not so, through their paces.

Get your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VB43X26

Old Nick

'Old Nick' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘Old Nick’ from Triptych Series Vol. 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the first installment, “Old Nick,” we meet frustrated Franco, his duplicitous wife Carol Ann and the attractive stranger Nick, whose agenda is certainly his own.

You’ll like the underlying humor and irony in “Old Nick.” Giglio will keep you in suspense even though you just know ‘Old Nick’ would come out on top. Poor Carol Ann and poor Franco, they get what they deserve in the end.

Here’s the link to get your copy: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VB43X26

 

A Glimpse of Eternity

'A Glimpse of Eternity' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘A Glimpse of Eternity’ from Triptych Series Vol. 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the romantics in the crowd, the next story “A Glimpse of Eternity” is set in a cozy cabin where two couples, each from different times and circumstances are able to live their most precious moments for eternity.

“A Glimpse of Eternity” is really different and very beautifully written, especially Giglio’s descriptions in the beginning scene.

“I’ve read my share of ghost stories but never thought of ghosts being happy or in love, or that we have an opportunity to live our lives exactly as we want.” – M. Wilson

Fall in Love with the story here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VB43X26

Robbie’s APP

'Robbie's APP' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘Robbie’s APP’ from Triptych Series Vol. 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Robbie’s APP” allows a look into the lives of Giles and Virginia Thurston. They are rich enough to satisfy their every appetite until Virginia lets her birthday gift, Robbie’s APP, get out of control.. Be ready for a delicious ending.

You can get the book here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VB43X26

 

Remember! It’s all about the royalty!

Get your copy of “Triptych Series Vol. 1” now. Don’t wait! We need that paycheck. All you have to do is read one story. Ten minutes tops! Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VB43X26

Thank you.

 

 

Pulling Back the Sheets on Love Sex and Romance

Love, Sex, and Romance
Under the Covers
of Today’s Novels

November 16, 2014
2PM PST

Details: http://bit.ly/1q7HUww

Join Mark Giglio, Paul Hollis, and Jeannie Palmer as they pull back the sheets and read the sexy, steamy and moving passages from their novels, November 16 at 2pm PST. Details: http://bit.ly/1q7HUww for the @bookvoices forum.

 

 

Meet the Panel of Authors

 

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio is a writer and artist living in San Diego County, California. His education in creative writing and lifelong interest in history bring him to writing the “Alchemist Gift” book series today. From a long line of artists and craftsmen, he has the vocation of Furniture Maker and is the creator of the award-winning Alchemist Series of Art Furniture. On a suggestion he merged his love of writing, history and art and created the novel “Alchemist Gift”.

 

 

Alchemist Gift

Alchemist Gift

About Alchemist Gift – Get Book at Amazon

“Alchemist Gift” is a fantasy written in the magical realism style.

“a style reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism” – Red City Review

How does indecisive grad student Roland Hughes find himself in bed, cheating on his longtime girlfriend Liz, with a rich bitch, Ferrari driving Lila Thurston who involves him in her $450,000 heist? That’s just the beginning of his woes. He has haunting visions of Renaissance men and women pulling him back to a time of witchcraft, magic, curses and alchemy. Roland pays dearly for his fling with Lila and desperately wishes for another chance. The cosmos hears and delivers him, with the help of the enchanted Alchemist Cabinet to a new life and time. Will he redeem himself or chase the same temptations?

Links for More about Alchemist Gift and Mark Giglio

Amazon: getbook.at/AGAG (buy either a paperback or ebook)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alchemistgiftbook
Twitter: @alchemistgift or @mdgigliio48
Website: alchemistgift.com
Video Trailer: Alchemist Gift Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MSdXKxQU7s

Mark’s Artwork

Alchemist Series Art Furniture
Alchemist Series Paintings Collectibles

 

Paul Hollis

Paul Hollis

Paul Hollis
Paul Hollis grew up during a time when the notion of a shrinking world was still in its infancy. People lived in rural communities or in city neighborhoods, rarely venturing far beyond the bordered rim of their lives. But as a kid, Paul tumbled off the edge of the yard reaching for greener grass. Having lived in twelve states and eventually working in all fifty, he fell in love early with seeing the world on someone else’s money. Since then, he has lived abroad nine years while working in forty-eight countries, spanning five continents. These experiences helped inspire the novels in The Hollow Man series. From traveling through Europe as a young man, to flying nearly three million miles which took him nowhere near home, to teaching companies worldwide about coming global implications, as a world tourist Paul Hollis brings his own unique viewpoint to his mesmerizing thrillers.Paul has a dual BA in English literature and psychology from the University of Illinois. In addition to having worked for IBM and others in worldwide physical and video security, he is an active member of International Thriller Writers and the St. Louis Writers Guild, as well as an international conference speaker.

 

Hollow Man

Hollow Man

About The Hollow Man – Get Book at Amazon

A terrorist’s plot, the assassination of a prime minister, holds the key to an apocalyptic plot to destroy Europe’s economy. It’s impossible to stop, but one man doesn’t know enough to think the world can’t be saved. He’s no hero; not clever or capable, talented or tested. The Hollow Man is just trying to survive in an uncertain climate where terrorism is changing the rules of how we live.

The Hollow Man is a field analyst assigned to learn the new tactics of terror while trying to keep disaster from U.S. borders. If he fails and lets that happen, he lets down a world of people who didn’t even know he exists. Confronting his own demons along with soldiers of this new world, he is young, untrained and ill-prepared for what he finds.

Based on true events, a young man running from Vietnam finds himself in another kind of war. A new war of terror is spreading across Europe. As a naive field analyst for a U.S. government agency, he is assigned to babysit the unpopular Prime Minister of Spain, Luis Carrero Blanco. It’s easy duty for a young unskilled analyst. But the quick assassination of Blanco by the ruthless terrorist, Chaban, sets off a chase across Spain and France to stop him before he can complete his plan to destroy the economy of Europe.

 

Links for The Hollow Man

Amazon: getbook.at/HMPH (paperback and ebook)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHollowManSeries
Twitter: @HollowManSeries

Website: TheHollowManSeries.com

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8PIxPlaAPw

 

Jeannie Palmer

Jeannie Palmer

Jeannie Palmer

Jeannie Palmer was born in Chico, California and grew up outside Sacramento, California. An expert ezine author and freelancer, her childrens title, Shattered, received the AIA Gold Seal of Excellence and became an Amazon Best Selling Book within the first week of release.

Ms. Palmer is an expert ezine author, has a full length historical novel and is completing an fiction comedy romance, Life in a Nutshell, to be released in 2014.

When Ms. Palmer is not riding horses, chasing chickens or herding cats, she is passionately writing, blogging or freelancing. She’s the mother of two sons, an adventurer in life and spirituality, and a torch bearer for stray animals.

 

Life in a Nutshell

Life in a Nutshell

 

About Life in a Nutshell – Get Book At Amazon

Look out world, here comes Riley Jones. She’s somewhere she didn’t expect to be. Back out on her own. And now, she’s divorced, dating and potentially dangerous!

Links for Life in a Nutshell

Twitter: @Mybliss1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeannie.palmer.18
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Nutshell-Riley-Jones-Novel-ebook/dp/B00N2VR0DY

Book Trailer: http://bit.ly/10Conru

 

Love, Sex, and Romance
Under the Covers
of Today’s Novels

November 16, 2014
2PM PST

Details: http://bit.ly/1q7HUww

DON’T MISS IT!

 

Love Sex and Romance Under the Covers of Todays Novels

Love, Sex, and Romance
Under the Covers
of Today’s Novels

November 16, 2014
2PM PST

Details: http://bit.ly/1q7HUww

Join Mark Giglio, Paul Hollis, and Jeannie Palmer as they pull back the sheets and read the sexy, steamy and moving passages from their novels, November 16 at 2pm PST. Details at http://bit.ly/1q7HUww for the @bookvoices forum.

 

 

Meet the Panel of Authors

 

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio is a writer and artist living in San Diego County, California. His education in creative writing and lifelong interest in history bring him to writing the “Alchemist Gift” book series today. From a long line of artists and craftsmen, he has the vocation of Furniture Maker and is the creator of the award-winning Alchemist Series of Art Furniture. On a suggestion he merged his love of writing, history and art and created the novel “Alchemist Gift”.

 

 

Alchemist Gift

Alchemist Gift

About Alchemist Gift – Get Book at Amazon

“Alchemist Gift” is a fantasy written in the magical realism style.

“a style reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism” – Red City Review

How does indecisive grad student Roland Hughes find himself in bed, cheating on his longtime girlfriend Liz, with a rich bitch, Ferrari driving Lila Thurston who involves him in her $450,000 heist? That’s just the beginning of his woes. He has haunting visions of Renaissance men and women pulling him back to a time of witchcraft, magic, curses and alchemy. Roland pays dearly for his fling with Lila and desperately wishes for another chance. The cosmos hears and delivers him, with the help of the enchanted Alchemist Cabinet to a new life and time. Will he redeem himself or chase the same temptations?

Links for More about Alchemist Gift and Mark Giglio

Amazon: getbook.at/AGAG (buy either a paperback or ebook)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alchemistgiftbook
Twitter: @alchemistgift or @mdgigliio48
Website: alchemistgift.com
Video Trailer: Alchemist Gift Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MSdXKxQU7s

Mark’s Artwork

Alchemist Series Art Furniture
Alchemist Series Paintings Collectibles

 

Paul Hollis

Paul Hollis

Paul Hollis
Paul Hollis grew up during a time when the notion of a shrinking world was still in its infancy. People lived in rural communities or in city neighborhoods, rarely venturing far beyond the bordered rim of their lives. But as a kid, Paul tumbled off the edge of the yard reaching for greener grass. Having lived in twelve states and eventually working in all fifty, he fell in love early with seeing the world on someone else’s money. Since then, he has lived abroad nine years while working in forty-eight countries, spanning five continents. These experiences helped inspire the novels in The Hollow Man series. From traveling through Europe as a young man, to flying nearly three million miles which took him nowhere near home, to teaching companies worldwide about coming global implications, as a world tourist Paul Hollis brings his own unique viewpoint to his mesmerizing thrillers.Paul has a dual BA in English literature and psychology from the University of Illinois. In addition to having worked for IBM and others in worldwide physical and video security, he is an active member of International Thriller Writers and the St. Louis Writers Guild, as well as an international conference speaker.

 

Hollow Man

Hollow Man

About The Hollow Man – Get Book at Amazon

A terrorist’s plot, the assassination of a prime minister, holds the key to an apocalyptic plot to destroy Europe’s economy. It’s impossible to stop, but one man doesn’t know enough to think the world can’t be saved. He’s no hero; not clever or capable, talented or tested. The Hollow Man is just trying to survive in an uncertain climate where terrorism is changing the rules of how we live.

The Hollow Man is a field analyst assigned to learn the new tactics of terror while trying to keep disaster from U.S. borders. If he fails and lets that happen, he lets down a world of people who didn’t even know he exists. Confronting his own demons along with soldiers of this new world, he is young, untrained and ill-prepared for what he finds.

Based on true events, a young man running from Vietnam finds himself in another kind of war. A new war of terror is spreading across Europe. As a naive field analyst for a U.S. government agency, he is assigned to babysit the unpopular Prime Minister of Spain, Luis Carrero Blanco. It’s easy duty for a young unskilled analyst. But the quick assassination of Blanco by the ruthless terrorist, Chaban, sets off a chase across Spain and France to stop him before he can complete his plan to destroy the economy of Europe.

 

Links for The Hollow Man

Amazon: getbook.at/HMPH (paperback and ebook)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHollowManSeries
Twitter: @HollowManSeries

Website: TheHollowManSeries.com

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8PIxPlaAPw

 

Jeannie Palmer

Jeannie Palmer

Jeannie Palmer

Jeannie Palmer was born in Chico, California and grew up outside Sacramento, California. An expert ezine author and freelancer, her childrens title, Shattered, received the AIA Gold Seal of Excellence and became an Amazon Best Selling Book within the first week of release.

Ms. Palmer is an expert ezine author, has a full length historical novel and is completing an fiction comedy romance, Life in a Nutshell, to be released in 2014.

When Ms. Palmer is not riding horses, chasing chickens or herding cats, she is passionately writing, blogging or freelancing. She’s the mother of two sons, an adventurer in life and spirituality, and a torch bearer for stray animals.

 

Life in a Nutshell

Life in a Nutshell

 

About Life in a Nutshell – Get Book At Amazon

Look out world, here comes Riley Jones. She’s somewhere she didn’t expect to be. Back out on her own. And now, she’s divorced, dating and potentially dangerous!

Links for Life in a Nutshell

Twitter: @Mybliss1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeannie.palmer.18
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Nutshell-Riley-Jones-Novel-ebook/dp/B00N2VR0DY

Book Trailer: http://bit.ly/10Conru

 

Love, Sex, and Romance
Under the Covers
of Today’s Novels

November 16, 2014
2PM PST

Details at: http://bit.ly/1q7HUww

DON’T MISS IT!

 

 

 

 


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