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.
A romantic thriller that’s a blend of the best…Two hot leads, first-class locations, great dialogue, clever plot twists, and a memorable supporting cast make this cinematic book a movie just waiting to happen.
Alex Disanti uses her characters masterfully to develop this epic saga. Spanning two continents and two very powerful families, her tale is so fast paced and filled with surprises you won’t want to put it down.
The suspense 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 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.
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.
Interview with Alex Disanti
As a kid did you write or make up stories?
Oh, yes. By the age of nine I was writing poems and short stories.
Where does most of your Character inspiration come from?
My imagination mostly, but sometimes from people I either like or dislike, and sometimes the need for escapism has provided me with awesome characters.
Do some qualities of your characters come from real people?
At times, yes. I find that if you have strong feelings about someone, whether those feelings are positive or negative, they come in handy when writing.
What was the inspiration for your book?
For A Separate Heaven, I was not trying to write. It was probably the furthest thing from my mind at that point in my life. The characters and the story quite literally simply came to me. Perhaps it was the need for escapism during a difficult time.
What is your favorite spot to write?
I can create mentally almost anywhere. I never use outlines. But when I sit down to my computer, I prefer quiet.
What advice would you give budding writers?
My advice never changes. Perseverance, a strong belief in yourself and your project and don’t take critics seriously. They have opinions but you are the writer. You are the one putting yourself on the line.
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