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Edward Izzi Author Interview

Contracts for Sale follows a reporter and colleagues who investigate a series of murders with no evidence to work off of but a lot of questions. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

I have often fantasized while writing about the perfect murder, the perfect crime, where there are no witnesses, no DNA evidence, no surveillance records, and no fingerprints. I’ve often wondered about how such a crime could be committed, and who could benefit from such a crime. It was this line of thinking that led me to believe that if this were possible, it would need to be handled by a group of professionals who would profit from committing such a crime. Thus, the Eradication Inc. corporation was conceived, and CONTRACTS FOR SALE was written.

With so many interesting characters, both good, evil, and those in between, who was your favorite character to write for and why?

I am still attracted to my protagonist characters, especially my reporters like Paul Crawford and Larry McKay. In several books, my favorite egotistical, narcissistic news reporter, Chaz Rizzo will always be a cherished character. Little Tony DiMatteo is my beloved mob guy. He has been inspired by Actor Joe Pesci from GOODFELLAS & CASINO. Criminal Attorney Michael Prescott constantly reappears in my storylines. CPD Detective Phil Dorian is another go-to favorite.

With my books, I have created a ‘CHICAGO STYLE’ community of characters that interact with one another in various storylines, but still create stand-alone novels. With my DETROIT THEMED NOVELS, Johnny Valentino and Mikie Palazzola will always be my favorite DPD detectives.

A reader can pick up any one of my books and jump in, without having to engage in reading a series of novels in any specific order. 

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

As I have said, many readers have often fantasized about performing the perfect murder, the perfect eradication of one’s most evil enemy. It is always nice to create that fantasy and incorporate it into a new story line. Thriller fiction is a means of creating and envisioning your most perfect, most personal acts of retribution and revenge, and CONTRACTS FOR SALE explores those evil intentions.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I’m working on several, hopefully will be available soon:

Dinner at Tony Napoli’s, Evil Acts of Contrition and Never Catch a Firefly – these storylines are evolving and changing, so stay tuned!

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Embrace your enemies. When their bodies are found, you won’t be a suspect.
How would you like to hire the services of an elite group of professional assassins who will accept the assignment of deleting your most horrific adversary, performing the perfect murder without a trace?
Chicago Sun-Times Reporter Paul Crawford is asked to investigate a series of recent murders he eventually calls the ‘Houdini Victims.’ He begins with the investigation of a corporate executive who vanishes from a parking garage in the Chicago Loop without a trace. The most unusual fact about this crime is that there is no body, no DNA evidence, no surveillance cameras, and no fingerprints. This murder was done by a professional, and neither Crawford nor his Channel Eight reporter buddy, Chaz Rizzo, can figure out who it is.
Mark Stelter, CEO of Eradication, Inc., has found a niche and a marketable demand for those who wish to eliminate their worst enemies. For the price of $99,900, he has a stable of professional killers who can abduct any victim and make them disappear. With the help of his affiliate company, Eco-Green Environmental Consultants, he has the chemicals, the facilities, and the personnel to make any murder victim vanish without a trace. He conducts his covert corporation like any other corporate entity, with a board of directors meeting monthly and dividend declarations to his shareholders.
But when one of the directors attempts to resign, things get complicated. Stelter sends his killers to track down and assassinate the former shareholder. They use a unique apparatus called a ‘bolito,’ instantaneously killing their victims. With a section in the director’s contracts barring them from resigning and signing their death warrants, the shareholders of Eradication Inc. are now getting nervous. Although they are making millions, the shareholders now realize they are risking their lives and can only escape with their deaths.
As the victims vanish, Paul Crawford continues to investigate the environmental company and how they are connected to the recent Chicago murders. With the shareholders of Eradication Inc. wishing to resign and make a deal with the Chicago P.D., Mark Stelter struggles to keep his Board of Directors unified with an iron fist.

It is now only a question of time before either the reporters or the shareholders become the next vanishing victims of Eradication, Inc.

Oleander Oasis

Most of the book takes place in Galveston, a city located in the Gulf of Mexico region of the state of Texas. A fresh-start story involving four main characters. Mel is a twelve-year-old girl who is shrewd and vivacious. Beth, the main character and narrator of the story, is a strong, determined, and resilient woman. Paul, the owner of the furniture office, is initially arrogant, but throughout the book, he presents us with his reasons for creating a cold wall that protects his affectionate and protective heart. And Jake, a man with blue eyes and a broad smile, flirtatious and amused.

Anna J. Walner wrote the book Oleander Oasis inspired by her own trajectory. A fluid read with captivating characters that address important and necessary topics. It is important to emphasize that there are passages of situations that contain domestic violence and suicide.

The book full of surprises is a mixture of suspense and drama, but it can also draw sincere smiles from the reader. It addresses significant issues surrounding domestic violence, such as the system’s failure to protect victims, the trauma it can inflict on the people involved, and the difficulty in dealing with post-traumatic stress. Besides, of course, the physical consequences.

The book enchanted me because the author presented a new look at love, acceptance, and companionship. Without a doubt, it’s the kind of narrative that involves you, makes you root for the characters, and makes you miss the characters when you finish the book. I believe that the idea of ​​inspiring people has been fulfilled, and it certainly makes us believe that it is possible to achieve what we ask for by praying every night.


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Based On My Hometown

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Tyson Collins Author Interview

Homecoming Heist follows a group of downtrodden people who come together to pull off the largest heist their small town has ever seen. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

It was my senior year in high school at our own town’s homecoming parade. I leaned over to a buddy of mine standing on the sidewalk in front of the bank and said wouldn’t it be funny if somebody robbed the thing right now—they would get away with it because everyone is down here.

I enjoyed all the twists and turns in this novel. Did you plan them before writing or did they develop organically while writing?

They all developed organically while writing. Kind of like, ABCD Everything just fell into place.

What scene in the book did you have the most fun writing?

The parts describing Steamboat; it’s based on my home town.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

Great question! I’ve never thought about it, but several people have asked me about a sequel to Homecoming Heist. So now I’m giving that some thought. I do have 3 other projects that I would like to put into a novel so I’m trying to decide which one is next.

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It is Fall in a small, unsuspecting midwest community when well-weathered Doug gets an idea for a quick payday. With not much going his way and multiple strikes against him, he has nothing to lose.

Doug enlists his nephew, Steve, on a scheme that has been brewing for years. He asks Phil, an old ally, but even he has reservations about this high-dollar payday. After their crime spree of three banks in one morning, the small town is left in a vulnerable state, and the short-staffed police department is feeling the pressure from the town folks. The Chief brings in Major Cases Crimes to help out, but a Rookie fresh out of the academy is all they sent. Lead officer Andy doesn’t take young Jay too seriously until he finds a small mistake by one of the bandits.

Pieces of the puzzle come together, and Andy and Jay let their instincts and training take over. Pulling at the thread that unravels the case wide open, they force the bandits into survival mode, but will justice prevail?

Alabaster Box…Two Women One Struggle – Book Trailer

Alabaster Box is the explosive sequel to Will You Be Made Whole.

Find out what happens when Cookie Spencer and Kat Jennings try desperately to escape their scandalous pasts and put their lives back in order only to be shunned by a society that won’t forgive and doesn’t forget.

What if I could have her back?

Daniel Santos Author Interview

Life is Inevitable follows two teens who commit suicide and accidentally switch bodies on their way back and are forced to fix their mistake. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

The inspiration of this story spawned from the Death of a good friend of mine. She died by her own hand before my high school graduation and I always asked myself, “What if I could have her back?” That first question is what gave this story its idea of being given a second chance, and the body switch aspect came to mind when I kept wondering what life was like from her perspective.

Brennan and Olivia are interesting and well developed characters. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

For most of my characters I want to make sure that they represent a certain idea or philosophy. In fact, even the names Brennan and Olivia have their own meaning in different cultures. For example the name “Brennan” is a name of Gaelic decent meaning “sorrow”. I wanted him to be the embodiment of the quote “A child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.” He shows the idea that hurt children will grow to hurt others. On the other Olivia is a very different person and her name means “Peace”. This name is a perfect representation of her personality because even though she is hurt by the world, she shows compassion to everyone. I got the idea by giving her traits I wish I had, as well as traits I see many religious figures show.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The theme of nature versus nurture was one of the important things I wanted to explore in this book. While it’s not the only theme, it’s definitely one that fuels the other topics of suicide, death, and despair.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

The next book I’m working on will complete the series Life is Inevitable and will be available at the beginning of 2023 at the earliest, or during the middle of 2023 at the latest.

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Brennan has spent most of his life angry at the world and everyone in it. Day by day his
rage escalates until he can see only one escape route. – Independent Book Review

Olivia has spent her life tormented by those around her. She’s constantly trying to shrink
herself in the hopes that people will stop noticing her. When making herself smaller
doesn’t work, she realizes the only other option is to stop existing. – Independent Book Review

A story about trauma, abuse, and mental health, Life is Inevitable is about Eighteen-year-old boy Brennan, and seventeen-year-old girl Olivia, who have their entire lives and worldview changed when they commit suicide on the same day. In this world, the dead are brought to a train station where they receive tickets that send them to heaven or hell. However, Olivia and Brennan are given a second chance. An angel gives them train tickets that will send them back to their bodies, but a new problem emerges when they accidentally switch their tickets. In the world of the living, they wake up in each other’s bodies and are now forced to undo the mistake they just made while living the other person’s life.

Will You Be Made Whole – Book Trailer

Two teenagers from two very different backgrounds get caught up in a whirlwind of drugs, prostitution, and murder while fighting to survive in a world that they have no control over. The battle to survive will change their lives forever.

MY True Story

WIN$OME Experience2WIN Author Interview

MINDBLOWN follows a woman who discovers that everything she knows about her family is wrong and seeks to find out where she came from. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

It’s loosely based on MY true story, I fictionalized characters but the content is true to form.

Soule is a riveting and well-drawn character. What were some driving ideals behind Soule’s character’s development?

I loved it, she is ME…I strive to be transparent, genuine, and relatable 🙂

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Familial patterns, dysfunction, heritage/cultural norms, ancestral connections, and honest reactions.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

Ongoing series based on each character. Working on book 2 now, plans to be ready to start the new year off RIGHT Jan 2023.

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