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

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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

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George Henry
Marie Lavender

 

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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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Books from Guest Authors

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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.

 

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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”

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Emilio, traveling in the Amazon
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“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

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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.

 

 

 

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

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“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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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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This week’s post is guest post on Marie Lavender’s Blog site “Writing in the Modern Age”. Go take a look here. http://marielavender.blogspot.com/2017/06/when-a-story-starts-to-grow-by-mark-giglio.html

This article focuses on research and it’s importance in writing. You will also get some insight into the research that went into “The Patròn’s Wife”, see a picture of the Waorani Tribe and the vintage Collins 75A-4 radio.

“The Patròn’s Wife” will be released in July or August. We have decided to stop putting books up on Amazon. They are on the “Grab Your Wallet”  list and we have never seen any commissions from them even though some reviewers have said they bought “Alchemist Gift”. Soon our books will be available on our websites.

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“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.

 

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Everything feels so real and natural in this story, even the fantastic elements.

The descriptions are nice and vivid. I could see and imagine every scene which was written.

The touch of mystery is always welcome and appreciated in these stories, and you did a great job with the dreams and the jaguar.

It was something which FELT beautiful and dangerous at the same time, amazing and frightening.

The style of writing is to be admired, since it completely puts the reader under a spell, so to speak, making them completely enchanted by the story.

Overall, it’s an overwhelming story, well written and worth reading.

“Mark Giglio conjures up an exciting world of romance and exotic spiritualism in the South American jungle 5*s”-George Knox

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Write a review for Mark Giglio’s new Romantic Thriller, “The Patròn’s Wife.”

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Mark has finished a novella called “The Patròn’s Wife.” “The Patròn’s Wife” deals with the mystical connection between humanity, nature and our spiritual selves.“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?

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FROM INKITT readers:

Everything feels so real and natural in this story, even the fantastic elements.

The descriptions are nice and vivid. I could see and imagine every scene which was written.

The touch of mystery is always welcome and appreciated in these stories, and you did a great job with the dreams and the jaguar.

It was something which FELT beautiful and dangerous at the same time, amazing and frightening.

The style of writing is to be admired, since it completely puts the reader under a spell, so to speak, making them completely enchanted by the story.

Overall, it’s an overwhelming story, well written and worth reading.

Be one of the 25 and get a credit inside the ebook.

A thank you page will be added to the ebook after the launch date is over and reviews have been verified. You will get a new coupon code to download a book with your name in it, and you will have 3 days to share the coupon with friends. Go here to sign up and get your free copy  http://alchemistgift.com/2017/04/13/join-new-launch-team-patrons-wife/

If you would like to be the first to read this fascinating multi-layered thriller volunteer to be on the Launch Team. You will receive a free ebook in return for your review on Amazon on the launch date of the story.

Mark Giglio wants only 25 reviews on Amazon to launch “The Patròn’s Wife.” He is giving the first 25 who pledge to write a review and post it to Amazon on the launch date a FREE copy of “The Patròn’s Wife” ebook, a $4.99 value. The launch date will be in May 2017. Be the First!

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

Be the first to read “The Patròn’s Wife” a new novel by Mark Giglio.

Mark has finished a novella called “The Patròn’s Wife.” “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?

If you would like to be the first to read this 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 or “The Patron’s Wife Review Page” on or before August 7, 2017.

Mark Giglio needs 25 reviews on Smashwords or “The Patron’s Wife Review Page” to launch “The Patròn’s Wife.” He is giving the first 25 who pledge to write a review and post it to Smashwords or “The Patron’s Wife Review Page” on or before August 7, 2017 a FREE copy of The Patròn’s Wife ebook, a $25+ value. Be the First! You have plenty of time. The book is about a 4 hour read. You will need a Smashwords membership to get the ebook to share with your friends.

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. You will need a Smashwords membership to get the ebook to share with your friends.

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Societal and Psychological Horror Revealed in Helen

A Horror Story on so many levels – Helen

A very personal statement from the Author, Mark Giglio

Some readers say Helen should be banned. Some say disgusting. Some say child pornography.

Personally, I don’t know how child pornography reads, and I’m sure you don’t either. I do know what emotional abuse feels like though and how it can ruin relationships. That one quote from Marcy’s mother as she is getting ready to leave, ” I don’t know what I ever did to deserve her.” is something my dad said (of course he said, ‘you’) to me when I was about nine or ten. It’s stuck with me.

She (Marcy) uses the word desperate three or four times describing herself.

Marcy is love starved.

As I look back so was I, and with a daily diet of sarcasm and belittlement it was very frustrating to not be able to have any meaningful relationship that was not tainted and eventually spoiled by my upbringing, and not know why. Now I do.  Marcy is a desperate soul. She uses the word desperate three or four times describing herself. Love starved people, especially teens, question their worth. The only thing Marcy can give Helen is herself if she wants to be loved back.

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Helen takes advantage of Marcy’s need for love

I find it interesting no one has objected to an impressionable teenager being witness and participating in the embezzlement that Helen laughs off, the dead bodies upstairs, Helen’s part in Anita’s falling down the stairs to her death, the dismemberment of the bodies and sending Marcy’s mom off to Cancun to her certain sad end. Go figure.

This piece is a social statement

I honestly don’t have it in me to write anything glorifying child abuse or using the pain of others for entertainment purposes. An element in the story ‘Helen’ has to do with pedophilia. The mention of this very pervasive problem that has plagued man and womankind since the beginning of time should not illicit an immediate knee jerk reaction, but alas it does. If I write about murder, spousal abuse, bullying, or even erotica (Any 50 Shades of Gray fans out there?), that seems to be just fine.

One in four women and one in six men report having been sexually abused

Over 300 K+ reported cases of child sexual abuse every year

For our common edification, there are over 300 K+ reported cases of child sexual abuse every year (Some analysts believe that is only half of the true number.)  27% of pedophiles are women. Over 40 million adults in this country alone report being sexually abused or raped as children. That’s one in four women and one in six men. Why isn’t this talked about and brought to the fore? Just because a story illustrates the insidious and manipulative powers of Helen, a pedophile, over her niece, the author does not condone the characters behavior, on the contrary.

If you are a silent victim of pedophilia, face it, talk about it, exorcise it and you will find you will be stronger for it

Regards,

Mark Giglio.

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Summary: A tale of secrets, pedophilia, and murder. 14 year old Marcy is confused, Helen helps her to understand who she is and what she is capable of. Did I mention Helen is a manipulative monster?+18.

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Well written with simple beauty and descriptive scenes. I would enjoy reading other things you have written – Raven Delehanty, author

It turned me on by violating social/sexual taboos. You are a truly gifted writer. what an imagination and in a Victorian House – Tomas Gayton, author

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Mark has an uncanny ability to create female characters that have depth and great psychological complexity and in a short story format that is quite an accomplishment .- Mike Blood, anthropologist

What Helen does to mommie-mom, her sister, at the end is just diabolical.- peoplesmart

This is the kind of horror story that really scares me because it could happen.- obiwanda

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