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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


Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio
George Henry
Marie Lavender



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




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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


The Most Deadly Amazon Creatures


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
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.


Marie Lavender















Marie Lavender Author

Marie Lavender Author

Additionally, we’re having a release party on
Facebook at the link below:

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! 🙂


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.



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.

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Mark Giglio, Author and Artist

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Other Works by Author Mark Giglio

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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Preparing the Feast for the Alchemist Gift

Renaissance Book Release Breakout Party

Sunday, Oct. 19, 1pm PST
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Sundried Tomato and Olive Polenta - Ancient Renaissance Recipe

Sundried Tomato and Olive Polenta – Ancient Renaissance Recipe

Sundried Tomato and Olive Polenta – Ancient Renaissance Recipe

By Mivashel


Serves: 6-16


16.0 slices


  1. 1

boil the vegetable broth; once boiling, stir in the polenta – let it simmer on low heat while stirring frequently for 15 minutes.

  1. 2

Remove from the heating element; stir in the crumbled feta, shredded parmesan, chopped sundried tomatoes, chopped up basil, and sliced olives.

  1. 3

Once stirred in evenly, put the mixture in a GREASED cake pan (or any circular or square shaped container of similar diameter) and spread/press down evenly.

  1. 4

let the mixture firm up in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.

  1. 5

once firm, cut the firm polenta mixtures into slices (approximately 16); coat in flour, shaking off excess.

  1. 6

fry the floured polenta in olive oil until nicely browned; then drain on paper towel.


To Make a Tarte of Spinage
Proper Newe Booke, p. 41/C11
Take Spynage and perboyle it tender, then take it up and wrynge oute the water cleane, and chop it very small, and set it uppon the fyre wyth swete butter in a frying panne and season it, and set it in a platter to coole then fyll your tart and so bake it.
20 oz spinach
1/4 lb butter
1 T sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t mace
1/4 t salt
9″ pastry shell
Note: recipes for other pies in this book say “season it up with sugar and cinnamon and sweet butter” or also with mace or just with sugar and butter.
Parboil spinach 3 minutes, rinse in cold water, wring it dry. Fry 2-3 minutes in butter with spices. Cool. Fill shell and bake at 350deg. for 40 minutes.

Note: You can buy prepared pie dough and cut into small circles for tine tartes for appetizers or desserts. Each pie crust makes about 18 tartes. 2 pie crusts to a package means 36 tartes per package.

We also varied the recipe with fetta cheese for some and ricotta and egg for others.

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Alchemist Gift Renaissance Book Release Breakout Party Feast

Alchemist Gift Renaissance Book Release Breakout Party Feast

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and participate in all the events:

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Reading of segments of Alchemist Gift by Mark Giglio, author
Book Signing
Tour of Mark’s home hosted by Mark
tour of Alchemist Series Art Furniture hosted by Mark
tour of Alchemist Series Paintings hosted by Mark

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Sorbet a Renaissance Treat

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The Menu is Ready Day 6

Alchemist Gift Book Release Party
Oct. 19 Sunday 1pm PST
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Carmelized Nut Clusters (Hazelnut and Walnut)
Sundried Tomato & Olive Palenta Fritters
Spinach Tarts
Artichoke Crostini
Deviled Eggs

In Mezzo Piatto

Wine and Honey Sorbet

Zuppa Piatto

Golden Truffled Bisque w/ Pesto Crostini

Insalata Piatto

Spinach Arugala Salad w/ Fennel

Carne Piatto

Grave of Small Birds
Anise Toast (Biscotti)

Pesce Piatto

Seethed Salmon in Aspic

Piatto de Dessert

Cherry-Berry Tarts
Lemon Curd Tarts
Custard w/ Raisins and Honey


Spiced Apple Cider
Red and White Wines (pinot noir, moscoato and champagne)
Water with Lemon or Lime and Mint

Renaissance Breatkout Book Release Party Sorbet

Recipe for Wine Sorbet

We tried a recipe with honey and wine with both a cabernet and a white Italian Moscato, a little sweeter than most white wines but not too sweet. We mixed the Moscato with blended fresh strawberries and left out the honey. Pictures tomorrow on how we made it. You’ll love it. It’s easy and refreshing.


redwine sorbet

redwine sorbet

All you need is

1/3 c. honey

1c. water

2c wine

1/4c lemon juice

any type of wine will do

breadpan for sorbet

breadpan for sorbet

 We used a simple bread pan to freeze the sorbet.
but ice cube trays or any shallow pan will work.

making syrup

making syrup

 Boil the water and honey on the stovetop
Bring to a boil
Simmer for 5 minutes
Then let it cool in the fridge

redwine sorbet

redwine sorbet

Combine cooled sugar water mixture with the rest of the ingredients
wine, and lemon juice
and put it into the freezer

stir sorbet

stir sorbet

 Set your timer on your cell phone
and stir the sorbet every 30 minutes
keeping the crystals from becoming too solid




 Enjoy your wine sorbet.

It does have a kick so be aware.

You can make it with anything you like. honey or sugar. fresh fruit and wine or no wine at all.

It’s to your taste.

Also see the blog on the history of sorbet

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