Monday, July 13, 2020

A String of Stories Book Blast and Giveaway


Welcome to my Fifth hosting with Goddess Fish Promotions!!

Below you'll find the synopsis, my personal review, an about the author section and a giveaway.
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Published March 1, 2020
115 Pages
Genre: Short Stories, Collections, Fiction, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Suspense, Romance
MY REVIEW
This was a great book of short stories.  Each one took only a few minutes to read through but they had a depth that got through in that short amount of time.  This is a great read for when you only have a few minutes of time and want to lose yourself in something besides your surroundings.

ABOUT THE BOOK
A demon deer and a ghost cat. Sibling rivalry and sexual awakening. Self-image and self-confidence. The chance for an offworlder to breathe free at last on a new planet. Those are just some of the diverse themes of these remarkable stories. Some endings are happy, some are sad, and some are intriguingly open-ended. But once you step inside the author’s world, you cannot emerge unmoved.

From the Introduction
This collection, my most diverse to date, includes general fiction, science fiction, suspense, and paranormal pieces. Some, like “Lafayette 10,” are crossovers. Others, like “Bad Medicine,” stay true to the genre for which they were originally written. There is a romantic theme to some, and all are character driven. The three paranormal shorts are based on personal experiences.

I’d like to think there are stories here that will appeal to many different types of readers, and that there’s at least one story for each reader. Short stories challenge the writer as much as, if not more than, a full–length book. There is no room for the unnecessary or superfluous, and this is probably why I love the form.

I hope this collection appeals to you. Thanks for reading.

Ann Chiappetta, 2020


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ann is an artist and often refers to her love of words as a natural compensation after losing her vision in 1993. Once a designer of acrylic displays and furniture, Ann trained her creative senses to flow over from the visual to the literary arts. Years later, she has become a poet and author, honing her talent in various mediums, including web content for nonprofits, regular bylines for online literary publications, poetry, anthologies and guest editing in online literary journals, just to name a few projects of which she
has contributed.

Ann possesses a master of science in Marriage and family therapy from Iona College and an undergraduate degree from the College of New Rochelle, both located in Westchester County, New York. She is currently employed as a readjustment and trauma counselor for combat veterans and their families. A guide dog handler and advocate, Ann volunteers her time representing people with visual impairments and guide dog users on various National, State and local boards of directors. A consultant and guest presenter, Ann visits schools promoting awareness and equality for people with disabilities. She is the 2015 recipient of the WDOM Spirit of Independence award.

Ann is available for speaking engagements and is knowledgeable on the following topics:
*writing and creativity
* independent publishing
* recovering and adjusting to vision loss for individuals/families
* sheltering people with visual impairments
*sheltering pets and service dogs
* pet assisted therapy
* training and working with a guide or service dog
* PTSD and combat stress related to veterans and families

Thanks to her retired guide dog, Verona, Ann also visits libraries and assisted living centers offering pet assisted therapy.

For more information: http://www.annchiappetta.com

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25 comments:

  1. Hi, thanks so much for the review. I am glad you liked the collection.

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  2. interesting cover

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  3. Sounds like a fun group of stories to read.

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  4. I like the cover. It has a very nice photo.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  5. What prompted you to link these particular stories

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  6. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Glad to hear you enjoyed this collection of stories.

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  7. David Hollingsworth10:33 PM, July 13, 2020

    The cover is pretty good!

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  8. Where do you do most of your writing?

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  9. I love this cover - a beautiful animal.
    And I would enjoy this book.
    Thank you for sharing this review.

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  10. Very nice cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it's always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.

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  12. This sounds like a really interesting read.

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  13. I like this mix of short stories.

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  14. I wish I had the talent to be a good author such as youself.

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  15. How did you come up with the title of the book?

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  16. The book sounds really interesting. Would love to read!

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  17. This book looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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