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Friday, January 29, 2016

A Separate Heaven by Alex Disanti ♥ Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Romantic Thriller)



A Separate Heaven is a series of seven books that spans twenty-five years in the lives of two families  –  the Hamiltons and the Gianellis.   Details of the characters are carefully constructed.  The reader will come to know them and invest in the details of their lives.

Enter A Separate Heaven. Meet the families. Come to know them. From Long Island to the shores of the Mediterranean, this engrossing drama will hold you spellbound!





Fun facts about Alex Disanti and the series A Separate Heaven


Re my pen name: I have always liked the name Alexandra, and the Italian name Disanti is the name of a family in my books. So I decided my author’s name would be Alexandra Disanti. When I received my first copyright from the Library of Congress it read Alex Disanti. I called them. I cannot speak for today, but at that point in time I talked to a person. Imagine that! He checked the file and said that perhaps I had been interrupted when filling out the form but that I had typed Alex instead of Alexandra, so here I am…Alex Disanti. And I am so grateful for the typo. Much better, don’t you think?

How I found the artist who provides the covers for my books is a story unto itself. For the first book I knew I wanted a sunset or sunrise over water. My daughter found several pictures and sent them to me. The first two photos were the ones I selected. All I knew was the photographer’s name, David Humphries. It took a while but I found him. He lives in Yorkshire, England. We made contact and he graciously granted me permission to use the photos. I had sent him a synopsis of the story and its locales, one of which is Italy. A short time after reading it, he sent me a message and said he thought I would be interested to know that the photos I was using on the jacket for the book were taken off the coast of Italy when he and his wife were guests aboard a friend’s yacht. Then, a week later, I received another message. David said his wife had located pictures from that vacation and that the name of the boat was Heavenly Daze. I have always felt this was much more than just coincidence! David still provides the covers for my books.

Re the characters Dominic Gianelli and Paige Hamilton: For a long time I noticed that actors, during an interview, were quite defensive about the character they portrayed in a movie or on television, and it didn’t matter how shady or even evil the character was. It used to strike me as rather strange because I would think, “Surely they know that viewers realize it is only fiction.” Well, early on, I allowed some family members and a few friends to read the manuscript for A Separate Heaven. One of my longtime friends commented during a phone conversation that Dominic and Paige were a “devoted but certainly dysfunctional couple.” Suffice to say I did not take it well. I learned that day how defensive all artists, be they writers or actors, can be about their character(s).








A Separate Heaven is a series of seven books that spans twenty-five years in the lives of two families. Book One introduces the Hamiltons and the Gianellis, brought together by an unlikely union.

The enigmatic Dominic Gianelli is a man whose immense wealth and power have earned him respect and admiration from the social elite of both Europe and America. But his legitimate wealth has long been rumored to mask the secrets and dark corners in his world. Nearing fifty, he lives by a strict code and allows few people to know him. Beyond his carefully crafted image of sophistication, Dominic is a man with a tight grip on those around him. But a chance meeting with twenty-year-old Paige Hamilton forever changes his life.

Paige Hamilton is just beginning to find her own place in the world, away from her affluent, Long Island family. A striking beauty, she is a financial prodigy and a trusted market analyst climbing the ladder at a prestigious, New York investment firm where Dominic is a client. Their connection upon meeting is instant and profound.

Their first dinner date takes an unexpected turn and becomes a night neither will forget. But Dominic has doubts about a long-term love. His world can be dangerous and he fears for Paige s safety should she commit herself to him. Despite any qualms, he finds he cannot give her up. Her family objects, unsure of Dominic s secretive lifestyle. Their relationship takes a surreal turn when Paige becomes engulfed in Dominic's world of tight security, clandestine meetings and increasingly erratic behavior.

Enter A Separate Heaven. Meet the families. Come to know them. From Long Island to the shores of the Mediterranean, this engrossing drama will hold you spellbound.




The intriguing saga of the Hamilton and Gianelli families continues as book two takes them back to Salerno and Paige proves herself to be the asset the Gianellis have hoped she would be. Dominic’s aunt, Sophia, sees the couple as her last and only tie to a glorious but tragic past in Italy. With the nephew's marriage to Paige, Sophia's unspoken dream is rekindled, for in her mind, she now sees a chance for Dominic to rebuild what once was.

A mysterious incident abroad has far reaching implications stateside and creates havoc for members of both families. Information revealed in court has an impact on Paige because closely held secrets of the Hamilton family are revealed.


The drama builds as Paul Hamilton's betrayal of Dominic Gianelli fuels the D.A. to action. A fiasco of events causes Paige to fall ill and nearly costs her life. Dominic learns of the betrayal and the vile and duplicitous acts by his father-in-law and the D.A. Sacred boundaries have been crossed and forgiveness is not an option.


Excerpt one from Book One



On October 2, 1980, Dominic Gianelli entered the offices of Carson, Wiehls and Fullerton. A client for only weeks now, his arrival caused a flurry of activity among the staff. Even the most experienced members of the investment firm were on edge. Henry Carson, owner and senior partner, was nervous and unsettled, completely out of character for him, but this was no ordinary client.

Gianelli was an enigma, recognized internationally in the business world and his accumulated assets were reported to be prodigious. Little else was known about him, although his penchant for two things, accuracy and privacy, had been evinced at their first meeting. He seemed to have come on the scene quickly, yet his profile revealed more than twenty years of steady, well-planned acquisitions and disposals. With as many European contacts as domestic, he was well respected here in New York. After all, one did not ignore this kind of wealth and, therefore, power.

He was a big man, six-feet, three inches in height, 270 pounds. Immaculately groomed, he had brown eyes and short, dark, slightly thinning hair combed back from his forehead. He seemed, by nature, a rather quiet man with low tolerance for the frivolous or inept. He had an air of confidence that was not lost on those who met him. Gianelli was a man comfortable with himself. When he entered a room, he owned it, and he knew it.



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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43 comments :

  1. What character in a book would you like to sucker punch in the face?

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    1. Good morning, Mai! I love your questions! AMY in the novel Gone Girl was a character that irritated me beyond description! Have a good day! And thanks!

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  2. thank you for the chance to win :)

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    1. Hi Lisa. Thank you for stopping in and checking out the tour. Also hope you will check out A Separate Heaven!

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  3. Great fun facts!! I always enjoy reading those, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you, Victoria! I have fun answering the questions. Hope you are headed toward a great weekend.

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    1. Hello Rita! The hosts are pretty adept at varying their questions and that makes it fun too. Have a great Weekend. :)

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  5. These books all sound wonderful.

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    1. Hopefully, you get to read them, Jane. Many thanks for the follow and commentary this week. Hope your Saturday and Sunday are exactly what you want in a good weekend!

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  6. A seperate Heaven sounds like a great story ♡ I would love to read it. Thank you

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    1. Hi Linda! Thank you. I hope you do read the series and that you find it to be something you don't want to put down! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. :)

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  7. I love the covers and how they all come together :)

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    1. Hello Judy! Thank you. At first I thought I would use only pictures of sunsets or sunrises over water but book 4 sort of begins a new chapter in the lives of the families so I opted for the MOST awesome picture of doors, and David Humphries provided it also. Thanks again! :)

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  8. This is such a great story to read about...how this book came to pass. I can't wait to read it. Funny reading that Amy, Gone Girl, irritated you.

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  9. great facts and excerpt
    thanks for the giveaway

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    1. Hi Lee. I'm glad you enjoyed the fun facts and excerpt. I'm having fun presenting them. Thank you! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. Greetings Misty, and thank you! Re the character Amy in Gone Girl. Good grief! She is the personification of malicious/evil! The book was well written and hard to put down but I didn't like the ending. I kept wanting her husband to get the upper hand! Have an awesome weekend! :)

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  11. I enjoyed your fun facts, Alex aka Alexandra! I like Alex better, too!

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    1. Hi Bettyj! Yes, thanks, that was something that worked out well. Now when I think of Alexandra Disanti I picture big billowy shirts and skirts on pirate ships!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Hello Danielle, You're welcome. I hope you enjoy the commentary and excerpts. Thank you!

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  13. I love the cover. What is the hardest part of writing a book for you?

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  14. The romance between Dominic and Paige is intriguing in many ways! I love the fact that this is a saga that spans the pages of 7 books. The reader is able to become involved with the characters without having to say goodbye after one book.

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  15. I enjoy stories about families, and I think that it's great that it's seven books.

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  16. Lovely post, thank you for giving us a chance to win.
    I'm looking forward to reading is one.

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  17. This sounds like a fabulous debut. I'm adding it to my wishlist.

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  18. I loved your fun facts and how you came to be Alex!Thank yo so much for sharing!

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  19. Dominic Gianelli sounds like a very interesting character!

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  20. Erratic behavior! That's what I like about erratic fiction.

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  21. I just love how this book came to be. Will you be publishing any of your poems? (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  22. I always get excited to read by an author from Texas! Can't wait to read.

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  23. I found the fun facts about the covers' photographer pretty amazing and lucky. Like fate had a hand in it! The covers are gorgeous!

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  24. A Separate Heaven sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the chance!

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  25. thank you for the chance to win

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  26. How do you choose your locations? Are they places you want to go or places you have been?

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  27. Thank you for the giveaway and book information.

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  28. What influenced you the most in your writing?

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  29. Thank you for hosting and posting about this new to me author!

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