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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of “Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series”

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Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series
(Diamond Kut Publications)

The Beautiful Mess Series, is a 5 part series about the choices we make and the unforeseen consequences of those choices. The novel Beautiful introduces you to all five friends and gives you a brief look into their lifestyle. Meet Aquarian, Vito, Shireece, Sean and Tierra, childhood friends who all land in the same New England area after college and reconnect.

That’s where things begin to get sketchy. On the outside, they all seem to have their lives together, but secretly their desires are going to be their undoing. In this series you’ll follow each of them as they reach for the stars hoping not to get swallowed up by life. By the end of Beautiful, one of these friends will be clinging to life, and another friend will land in the one place they swore never to return – seeking solace…

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series?

Kiexiza Rodriquez: Beautiful was actually supposed to be my autobiography. When I first started writing, it was to try to tell my life story, but that proved to be more difficult than I ever imagined. I wrote about my life using these characters instead. I didn’t plan on a series. When I finished Beautiful, people wanted to know more. So the series was born! Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of “Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Giacomo Giammatteo, author of “Necessary Decisions: A Gino Cataldi Mystery”

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Giacomo Giammatteo, author of Necessary Decisions: A Gino Cataldi Mystery
(Inferno Publishing Company)

Gino Cataldi is a man hanging on by a thread. Cancer took his wife, and drugs put his son in rehab. All he has left is his badge. 

When a teenage girl is kidnapped, it brings back nightmares from the worst case he ever worked—the one that tore his life to shreds and forced him out of Philadelphia.

Gino doesn’t want this case, but he knows he has to take it. Not just to save the girl, but to earn redemption for what went wrong in Philly.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Necessary Decisions: A Gino Cataldi Mystery?

Giacomo Giammatteo: When I wrote Necessary Decisions, the A Gino Cataldi Mystery series was a new series for me. I already had two other series with different characters, and A Gino Cataldi Mystery was intended to be more plot-driven, in comparison. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Giacomo Giammatteo, author of “Necessary Decisions: A Gino Cataldi Mystery”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… KJ Waters, author of “Shattering Time”

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KJ Waters, author of Shattering Time
(Blondie Books)

Ronnie Andrews returns from eighteenth century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a mental breakdown.

To add to the tension, Hurricane Frances, a storm the size of Texas, is barreling towards Florida and her fears of a repeat time travel experience mount. Ronnie’s best friend Steph, along with her friend Nick and Steph’s younger brother Ian, shield Ronnie from the dangers of Frances but cannot save her from traveling back in time. Unfortunately, their meddling brings Ronnie to the brink of destruction as they are caught in the throes of the hurricane’s wrath.

Once again, Ronnie is transported to dangerous places and plagued with desperate situations, while experiencing perilous cultures including one of America’s first mysteries — the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.

A stunning conclusion brings Ronnie face to face with a dangerous ally who may hold the key to her past while offering salvation for her future.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Shattering Time?

KJ Waters: After reading the series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, I read an interview where she described her writing process as a jumbled mess that she pieced together later. This sounded a lot less intimidating than what I’d imagined, so I took the leap. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… KJ Waters, author of “Shattering Time”