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Blog Tour: Another One by Tony Faggioli

I am delighted to be taking part in the Book Tour for Tony Faggioli’s book, “Another One” today.

Supernatural Thriller
Date Published: Nov 30th, 2017
Publisher: Atticus Creative, Inc.
 
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Detective Evan Parker is being haunted by the past. After two tours in the Afghanistan War, he thought the horrors that he witnessed there were behind him. But the death of his partner has now opened a dark hole of memories that are threatening to swallow Parker alive. Desperate to maintain his grip, he focuses on the last unsolved case his partner left behind: the brutal murder of Hymie Villarosa.
Father Bernardino Soltera is being destroyed by the present. After ministering to the gang ridden streets of East L.A. for over twenty years, he’s unable to see past the pain and suffering that drugs and violence have wreaked on his neighborhood; he’s ready to give up. But when a young girl confesses that she’s pregnant and her boyfriend will hurt her if she doesn’t get an abortion? Father Soltera decides to make one more stand.
Hector Villarosa is being mocked by the future. After being released from jail he discovers the love of his life is with another man. As the leader of his gang, losing face could mean losing his life, and the fact that detectives are now asking questions about the death of Hector’s cousin, Hymie, isn’t helping. But Hector’s bigger problem is the demon that has followed him out of jail and on to the mean streets of East L.A.
Three men, one neighborhood. All about to discover that the veil between this world and the next is razor thin.
About the Author

Tony Faggioli was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California, where he majored in Public Administration and interned in Washington, D.C. at The White House. After college, he transitioned to corporate America before deciding to start his own business. One day, he realized that nothing brought him anywhere near the amount of joy as the writing he did from grade school through high school. So, at age 35, he decided to rekindle his passion. Since then he’s written five novels (listed below) and begun his sixth. He’s a happily married father of two kids, two dogs and a pretty awesome goldfish.

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Review

I didn’t realise that this book was the first in a second trilogy when I agreed to do the review – as a rule I try not to jump into the middle of series if I can help it but this book may change my mind for me.  I loved it!

I love the mix of stories from the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ perspectives with the mix of supernatural too. Its definitely a fast paced book and one that kept me reading well past my bedtime, although sometimes I did decide to stop in case of nightmares! J

The characters are expertly written and were very interesting and helped me to immerse myself into the story very quickly. I love a good plot twist and this book didn’t let me down – I would not be surprised if a film company eventually picks this up, as it would make a great movie!

Thank you so much to RABT and Tony for giving me the opportunity to read this book – now I need to go back and read the others that came before it!

 

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** New Blog **

OK so it’s not NEW new .. but I do have a new name (What Emma Read Next) and a new URL to boot!  I am making the move to a self-hosted WordPress blog and decided to make a bit of a change of things. I will continue to post here for a while with reminders that this will be closing but really hope that you will follow me there too!

www.whatemmareadnext.co.uk

Thank you!

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Book Management

How do you manage your books?  I’m talking keeping track of your wish list, your TBR piles, books you’ve read etc.

Do you rely on GoodReads?

Or are you a little more .. dare I say … ‘specific’ and keep a spreadsheet?

I have been putting together a spreadsheet over the past couple of days to try and get back in control of my books.  My physical TBR pule is approx. 125 or so books and that is OK, but the number of eBooks I have is out of control!

In the past I have snatched books up because they were free without paying much attention to whether they were the first in a series or not, whether I actually wanted to read them or even if I had already got them!  I think if I was going to continue to keep reading as a bit of a hobby that I did now and again, it wouldn’t be such an issue, but as I want to read more and make a good blog out of it, I think I need to be a little more structured!

I have gone through and deleted all of the books I have that are part of a series where I don’t have or haven’t read the first in the series; I have also gotten rid of anything that contains erotica and/or vampires (two things I have gone off massively of late) and then concentrated on trying to get rid of duplicated that I had between Kindle, Nook, iBooks and elsewhere!

I think I managed to get of about 500 books .. which is great, but I’m ashamed that I needed to get rid of that many!

If you would like to have a look at my sheets, please do!

My TBR Sheet

My Read List

My Wish List

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Readers Block

Have you ever had it? I don’t think it’s full blown drought because I have enjoyed reading a few bits here and there but I can’t seem to settle into reading anything at the moment. I have about 10 books that I have on the go at the moment, all of which *should* be books that I would enjoy but it’s the actual sitting down and getting in to it.

I’ve tried sitting on the sofa in front of the fire, reading before I fall asleep and / or when I wake up, when boredom strikes in the afternoon slump .. and nothing seems to be working. I start reading and then just get distracted or bored – not with the book but with the act of reading itself.

I know I need to get myself into a routine of sorts and ‘push’ through it asitwere, make myself read for 30 mins every day at a specific time and eventually it’ll come back .. I hope!

Have you ever suffered from this? Did it stop eventually? Any tips?!

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365 Commenting Challenge 2018

Writing blog posts is only half of the job of a blogger – another part of the ‘job’ is to support other bloggers by liking and commenting on their blogs.  Nori over at ReadWriteLove28 is running the 365 Commenting Challenge again this year and I thought it would be a great way to support other bloggers, meet new friends and generally be involved in the community a little more!

The twist is that the aim is not to comment 365 times, but comment on 365 different blogs!  This is a really great challenge and something I think that everyone should be involved with, particularly newish bloggers like me – what a fab way to get lots of comments and meet new friends!

Nori has made things a little easier but providing a great Spreadsheet for you to track your comments – at the moment here are only 226 blogs listed so I will have to find other blogs to comment on but with all the wonderful blogs out there, shouldn’t be an issue!

Do make a point of commenting on all of the blog posts you read?

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The Alphabet Soup Challenge 2018

So this one is mostly quite easy in that for most of the letters, I can use the books I plan to read anyway in 2018 .. the challenge comes with those pesky Q, X and Z letters that will likely get left for last and then panicked about in December .. although I shall try hard not to let that happen!

There are some letters that I think I pretty much have sorted due to the fact that they are being used for other challenges that I am doing – it’s great we can use books for multiple challenges!

A – Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

B – (The) Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

C – Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz

F – Fantastic Beasts and where to find them: Screenplay by J.K Rowling

G – (The) Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

L – Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

M – Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

N – Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

R – Running Blind by Lee Child

S – (The) Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice by Various Authors

U – Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

To see if I manage to read these and complete the rest of the alphabet, keep up to date here.