Monday, February 1, 2016

A Separate Heaven Series Book Tour

Blurb:
Step into a world of riveting drama.  Enter A Separate Heaven, a story comprised of power, wealth, and romance, multifaceted characters, and complex relationships.  A novel by Alex Disanti.  From Long Island to the shores of the Mediterranean, this exciting series spanning twenty five years in the lives of the Gianelli and Hamilton families will hold you spellbound.


Excerpt:

On Friday he told her that if he could have half the day, he would be through with work and he would be hers exclusively from then through the honeymoon. 

Mid-morning she brought him fresh coffee and asked if somewhere there was an old tarp or paint shroud available, something that could be thrown away. 

Engrossed in reviewing a spreadsheet, he answered distractedly, "Look in that large wooden storage chest in the garage.  There should be several things in there.  It has a hasp on it, but it isn’t locked."

After putting on a jacket and gloves, she went to the garage, found a hammer, and retrieved an old blanket from the chest.  She took them to the patio off the kitchen, spread the blanket, then returned to the garage for a large box and carried it outside.
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It was close to noon when Dominic cleared his desk and mentally declared everything done.  He called to Paige, and getting no response, went upstairs to look for her.  Not finding her there, he went downstairs to the kitchen.  He spied her on the patio, sitting cross-legged, her back to him.

It took him a moment to comprehend what was taking place.  Careful not to startle her, he opened the door and walked outside.  With a hammer, she was calmly, methodically smashing the crystal punch bowl her mother had given her.  Judging from the pile of glass on the blanket, she had already disposed of the cups.  The bowl was in several large segments now.  She would take a piece, lay a corner of the blanket over it, then pulverize it with the hammer.  He could see her only in profile, but she looked composed, tranquil.

He cleared his throat, and said softly, "Everything okay, Sweetheart?"

She turned to him and raised her eyes slowly to meet his. Her gaze was wary, questioning, as if she were fearful he might be disturbed by what she was doing.  He made it clear he only wanted to know if she was all right. 

Her relief was apparent. "Yes, I’m almost finished.  I’m sorry.  I thought I could...take care of this while you were still in your office."

He lit his cigar.  "Not a problem.  Do me a favor, please.  Let me know when you’re through and I’ll dispose of things for you, okay?"

"Of course, thank you."


She went back to the business at hand, and he watched her for a minute before going inside, and he thought, "Tell someone else you don’t remember, Sweetheart, tell it to someone else."



Personal 5X5 Fun Favorites: 

Authors:    Karen Blixen (Isak Dinsen), Nicholas Evans, Marguerite Duras, Chaim Potok, Robert Ludlum

Television: Ray Donovan, The Affair, The Good Wife, Nashville, Shark Tank

Movies:      Absence of Malice, Out of Africa, The Godfather, Giant, Unfaithful

Must Haves:        Sunglasses, Coke (not diet!), lip gloss, my laptop, my own pillows


Other loves:         Ballet, bluebonnets, music, starry nights, pumpkin pie



January 19: Independent Authors
January 20: Author B. L. Blair
January 21: Christine Young
January 22: Room With Books
January 25: Two Ends of the Pen
January 26: LibriAmoriMiei - review only
January 27: T's Stuff
January 28: Emma Weylin
January 29: Romance Novel Giveaways
February 1: Sharing Links and Wisdom
February 2: Writer Wonderland
February 3: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
February 4: Reviews By Crystal
February 5: Let's Get Ready to Romance
February 8: Queen of All She Reads
February 9: The Avid Reader
February 10: It's Raining Books
February 11: BooksChatter
February 12: Louise Lyndon


Author Bio and Links:
Alex Disanti lives in the Texas Hill Country.  While writing has been a lifelong love for her, A Separate Heaven is her first novel.  Early works were mainly poetry and short stories.  As A Separate Heaven progressed from thought to paper, friends and family began reading the manuscript.  Then, in an effort to test the marketability of the material, she enlisted the aid of what she calls her “test readers.”  These readers vary in age, occupation and background.  It simply grew from there.  Alex’s rich detail brought the characters to life, and the ensuing chapters could not come quickly enough for her readers.

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11 comments:

  1. Good morning! Thank you for being my host for today!

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  2. Thank you for the excerpt. It looks like an interesting story.

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  3. Enjoyed the excerpt and guest post, sounds like a wonderful read, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Happy Monday, Eva! Actually am a day late! Sorry. Thanks for being here1

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  4. Really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

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  5. My apologies for Monday! My computer went down early yesterday morning. Hope the week is off to a good start for everyone! Thank you for following the tour!

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt and the 5x5. Thank you.

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  7. This sounds interesting! Happy Valentines Day!

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