A Separate Heaven
by Alex Disanti
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 one from Book Two
They had been back on Long Island only a week when the earth quaked, shattering their peaceful existence. It began slowly, a tiny crack on the surface, but before it was over, it opened into a chasm of such upheaval, such misery and strife; it threatened to swallow them and rob them of everything.
It started innocently enough, on a Sunday morning as Dominic showered while Paige cooked breakfast. After pouring herself a second cup of coffee, she opened the Times. There, staring up at her from the front page were the faces of the two men, the ones who had confronted her in Salerno. She recognized them immediately.
In bold letters, the headlines proclaimed: “Bodies Identified as Missing Federal Agents.” It was like being slammed in the chest with a bat. Paige could hardly breathe and she began to shake violently.
* * * *
This was how Dominic found her. “Paige! What is it? What’s wrong?”
She gasped, “Them!”
“Who, Paige? Where?”
She pointed toward the paper on the counter. “Them!”
As he rummaged through a drawer, searching for an inhaler, he glanced at the pictures and read the headlines, but he didn’t understand. “What about them?”
He located an inhaler and held it to her mouth. “Breathe! Come on, Paige, a deep breath in! Now! Again!”
He took her to the den and sat her on the sofa, wrapped a throw around her. He knelt in front of her. “Paige, please, tell me what’s wrong!”
“Salerno. L’Allegreto. It’s them.”
“The ones in the paper?” She had to be mistaken, he thought. Why would U.S. agents have accosted his wife, threatened her?
“Yes, it’s them, Dom. It is!!”
“But Paige, those men were federal agents.” His mind was racing.
“I don’t care. It was them!” She was crying now. “And they were liars! They were horrible, evil men and I’m glad they’re dead!”
Interview with the Author:
- How long have you been writing?
What seems like forever. I have written poems and short stories since the age of nine, but A Separate Heaven is my first novel.
- How long have you been a published author?
3. What titles do you have available?
A Separate Heaven will be a series of seven books. The first three are available on Kindle. Book four will be released by March 1st.
4. What made you choose the subject of this book?
It chose me. I began writing A Separate Heaven during a very difficult time in my life. (My husband was in declining health for years) In retrospect, perhaps I simply needed the escapism.
5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?
Book four of A Separate Heaven is complete and will be released in March of this year. Book five will follow in early summer.
- What is your favourite genre and why?
Commercial fiction, because it more readily lends itself to becoming a television series or a movie.
7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?
Character creation and development..
8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?
Today, Anna Quindlen, due to her ability as an author of fiction and nonfiction, plus being a journalist and a columnist.
9. Where can readers find you on the web?
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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