LET'S WELCOME RENEE DOMINICK AUTHOR OF: DON'T HOLD BACK

LET’S WELCOME
RENEE
DOMINICK

AUTHOR OF: 





Rad-Reader:  Was there some kind of inspiration behind Jenna & Rob or just a story that you came up with?



Renee:  When Entangled took on Natalie's story (HOLD ME HARDER) my editor, Brenda, asked if I had a series in mind.  I had written HMH as a standalone and the word "series" stopped me in my tracks. But the wheels started turning about who from the wedding party might have a good story in them and Jenna came to mind immediately. I just needed to find her a partner.



Rad-Reader:  Was there any special season for a Dude Ranch or was that something you came up with as you started writing?



Renee:  Originally, I wrote the first novella in the series for a specific call about cowboys. I'm a city girl, and horses don't much like me, but as a kid, I spent several summer vacations in Bend, Oregon. Let's just say the young men working the barns at places like Black Butte made a very positive impression on me. I definitely channeled those memories for this series.



Rad-Reader:  The beginning of the book when Jenna and Rob were together the first time and it did not go so well.  Did you come up with that or was that something someone told you about or overheard?  And you thought it would be good in a story.



Renee:  I made it up, but when I was looking for a way to show just how self-certain Jenna was, even as a teen, and it wasn't hard to dredge up my inexperienced-teenager-eagerness in a situation like that (the memories are so angsty).  Luckily, I never had the direct experience that Jenna and Rob did.



Rad-Reader:  At the beginning, you also have a moment between Rob and Jenna in his room, which kept Jenna off balance, I felt, was that your intention?



Renee:  Yes. In her mind, he's the same old Rob, but, of course, that isn't quite the case. I view it as the "We're not in Kansas anymore" moment for both of them, but neither knows what to make of that knowledge.



Rad-Reader:  Was having Stephen, Jenna’s brother get in trouble like he did always part of your story or did you have the feeling to add that part?



Renee:  Once I got into the development of Jenna's backstory, Stephen shuffled into the story. Writing the early drafts, I was worried about the scenes involving him would take over the story. Instead, they opened up terrific opportunities for Rob. In writing terms, I am not a "plotter." I tend to let my subconscious mind run with these things and deal with them on revision. In this case, it seemed to work out well, giving Jenna some depth and giving Rob a chance to be the hero she didn't know she needed.



Rad-Reader:  That night with the two of them in the hotel the first time, was it your intention to make Rob feel like he did years earlier with Jenna?



Renee:  Definitely. She's the one person who can throw him off his game.



Rad-Reader:  When in your stories do you know when to add or bring in the scenes or scene like the one when Rob ties Jenna’s hands?



Renee:  I like to let that develop organically, especially in a story where BDSM elements aren't central to the main storyline. In DHB it's more of a playful kink, but at that moment, when trust has become the central focus of their relationship, it felt like the best way to explore their feelings, through deed rather than word.



Rad-Reader:  When your writing your books do you use an outline or do you just write and then make changes?



Renee:  I tell myself I'm a pantser, but in reality, I'm a "plotser." I don't outline in the traditional sense, but once I have a solid idea, solid basic characters, and a story arc with maybe some scenes written, then I have to do some planning. There is always key plot turns I've ignored or left out, and I need to fill those back in. And in doing that, I end up with better-developed characters. It's kind of a holistic approach for me.



Rad-Reader:  Was there ever a time when you thought to have Marianna and Rob get together?



Renee:  Ah! Interesting question. I played initially with different characters getting their story, and I did poke at Rob and Marianna, but they never felt like a good romantic fit. I love her, though. Maybe someday she'll get her own story.



Rad-Reader:  Do you write the characters all together like Rob’s character and Jenna and put them together or just everything together?  Letting it flow where it will?



Renee:  I almost always start stories with characters. Sometimes I see a prompt that piques my interest, but then people start popping into my head, waving and yelling "HEY! I wanna be in this one!" But in Romance, the characters have to challenge and fulfill each others' needs, so mine almost always do need altering along the way.

Just as a behind-the-scenes look at my process: Once I determined Jenna was going to be the main character, I needed a foil for her, and once I decided that would be Rob, I had to tweak her character to be a better foil for him. As a twin, I wanted Rob to be reserved like Natalie (from book 1), and in the early drafts of book 1, Jenna was kind of ditzy, on the comedic side, which would not have fit with Rob's character. So both of them got shaped and molded, filled out and deepened as the writing of the story progressed, and those characterizations had to then be hinted at back in HOLD ME HARDER.



Rad-Reader:  Do you get to chose your own storyline or is it chosen for you and then you write around that?



Renee:  I choose my own. I have learned the hard way that I'm terrible at writing to someone else's well-developed idea. I definitely need the organic sprout from my brain. I'm fine with prompts, but even writing to a trope is a challenge at times. I often find the tropes in my stories after the writing is done, not the other way around. It's not very efficient.



Rad-Reader:  Did you always have the rein in mind as something you wanted to use in the story or did that come about as you were writing Rob’s character?



Renee:  Rob wandered through HOLD ME HARDER with a rein in hand (I had no idea why at the time) so I took it and ran with it in his story. He was always going to be a horse-mad suburban boy so I guess it seemed natural to have him use the tools he's familiar with.



Rad-Reader:  Do you find your response from readers as wanting more scenes like the one Rob and Jenna when he finally takes her to the room, or do they think that it is usually the right amount for the book?



Renee:  Haha, to answer that I'd have to admit I read the reviews. I usually worry that my intimate scenes go on too long or there are too many of them, but I understand that my idea of what feels right doesn't always align with what a reader wants or expects. I do rely on my awesome critique partners and editor to let me know if I'm over- or under-shooting the mark, but I always take readers at their word, whatever their feelings. Naturally, I always hope not to disappoint them.



Rad-Reader:  Did you find any of the characters more challenging to come up with as the story went along?



Renee:  Jenna was a challenge from the beginning. There's a fine line when writing a character as brash as she is, and I was all over the place with her at different points in polishing this story.



Rad-Reader:  Did you plan at the beginning of writing this book, how Rob’s job was going to work out or did it just come to you?



Renee:  Not to give away the ending, but the one thing I always know about writing romance is there WILL be a Happily Ever After. Sometimes sacrifices must be made.



Rad-Reader:  Did you do anything special for yourself when you received your first royalty check?



Renee:  Ha, no. My first check was for a story in an anthology so it was cup-of-coffee sized. Honestly, my biggest thrill comes when I make that final finishing touch on the story and it goes out in the world for people to read--and hopefully enjoy.



Rad-Reader:  If your book was made into a movie who would you want to play…

Jenna:  Kat Denning
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Rob:  Trevor Donovan
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Renee:  As a visual reader myself, I love to be able to imagine the story world in my own head, so I usually let readers imagine the characters as they see them. But I will say, your suggestions floored me as being quite in line with my imagination. I'd be fiiiiiine with those choices.



Rad-Reader:  What song or songs best describes your couple or your book as a whole?

“Body Say – Demi Lovato”



Renee:  I normally like to have a small playlist to go along with my stories, but I didn't have one with DON'T HOLD BACK. You hit the bullseye on the song, though. I love that choice. (And if Demi wanted to branch into acting, she could be a pretty perfect Jenna, too.)
Rad-Reader: Funny you should say that about Demi, I thought the same thing too. Me, Char putting my two cents in. LOL ;)



Rad-Reader:  What is your favorite color?



Renee:  Green, in almost every shade.



Rad-Reader:  Where do you and your family like to travel to for a getaway?  Mountains, beach, desert or out of the country (the USA or to the USA)



Renee:  We aren't, beach vacationers, but just about anything else goes. We have family in Italy, so we travel to Europe whenever we get the chance, and we have a cabin in the mountains here at home for a peace-and-quiet getaway. We are a skiing family, so we jump at the chance of a ski vacation, too. In fact, my next book is partly set at Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia, my favorite ski resort of all.



Rad-Reader:  What is your favorite food?



Renee:  I love to cook, but I'm kind of a picky eater, which means I don’t eat a lot of the stuff I make. When my partner isn't going to be home for dinner, I'm happy with Beechers cheese, rosemary crackers, and Castelvetrano olives.



Rad-Reader:  Favorite genre to read?



Renee:  I'm omnivorous. My Kindle would tell you romance, but I adore a well-written book in just about any genre, especially historical fiction.



Rad-Reader:  What is your next project and when is it coming out?



Renee:  I'm in the late-stage revision process of my first novel-length release for Entangled, which begins as a super-steamy fling during a ski trip to Whistler (including a scene involving a sex toy and a semi-public setting I'm rather partial to. *grins*)

I don't have the release date yet, but I'll post it in my newsletter, on my website, and on my Facebook page just as soon as I get the word.



Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers buy your books? Links



Renee:  Thank you for asking! DON'T HOLD BACK is available at these outlets...
Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/2JKQYmb
For Amazon UK/Canada/Australia click the "OR BUY FROM" tab at Entangled's

Buy links for HOLD ME HARDER, Book 1 in the series, can be found here: https://entangledpublishing.com/hold-me-harder.html

And my short story Through Glass a Stranger can be found in the kINKED Anthology, edited by Cori Vidae. All the buy links are here at Pen&Kink Publishing’s book page: http://www.penandkinkpub.com/home/books/anthologies/kinked/




Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers find you on the Web? Links



Renee:  Come on by reneedominick.com.  And if anyone wants to indulge, there’s a free, oh-so-hot New Year's Eve story featuring Rob's sister Chloe and her fiancé, Dave over there.

I also try to keep readers updated on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/reneedominickauthor and on Twitter, @renee_dominick


Pat,
Thank you—and your readers!—for having me, Char. It’s been super fun to share some of the backgrounds of Rob and Jenna finally getting their HEA.
Renee


Renee,
It was a breeze working with you, thank you.  I know Pat has enjoyed your books and had fun getting his questions answered.  His fanboy is now showing for sure.  Come back when you have another book coming out and use our Shout Out: An Author's Place page for you are now part of our Rad-Reader Misfits.
Char

HERE TOMORROW 7 PM PST. RENEE DOMINICK AUTHOR OF: DON'T HOLD BACK (SEE EXCERPT)

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RENEE DOMINICK

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There’s only one man for wild child Jenna McCaffrey—her best friend’s sexy grouch of a brother. For years, she’s wanted to get her hungry hands on the straight-laced professor and break his careful control. She’d come so close once... But now, her friend’s wedding party ranch getaway is the perfect opportunity for a do-over. And poor Rob won’t know what hit him.

Professor Rob Lindgren is close to attaining his final dream—tenure. Unfortunately, the university’s morality clause is making his life hell. He’s dying to let loose, and a weekend away from home is just what he needs...until he sees Jenna. She’s exactly as he remembers—still brash, still bold, still damn near irresistible. And Rob is tired of fighting...

Too bad they can only have one wicked weekend together. No way will Jenna’s wild ways ever fit in Rob’s perfectly planned life…



Rob answered her knock with a toothbrush in his hand like a weapon. “Jenna.” How did he do that, pack so much frustration into one word?
He had undressed part way, leaving his undershirt half-untucked, his slacks unbuttoned, and his belt hanging loose in the loops. She had no right to the relief she felt, but she was happy for it anyway.
“Cookie?” she asked. It only then occurred to her that just because he wasn’t in her cabin, that didn’t mean he wouldn’t have someone in his room. She leaned a bit to the left.
He tossed away his toothbrush—she heard the faint clatter of it landing on a hard surface—took the cookies from her hand and set them somewhere, then flicked the security latch out so it would block the door from locking. Then he stepped into the hall, cutting off her view inside. “What are you doing here?”
She tried to read him, but the stern façade thwarted her this time. “Do you have company?”
“Would it matter if I did?” Without her quite being aware of it, he’d backed her across the hall. Something rebellious stirred inside her when her heels hit the baseboard. In some sort of Pavlovian response, she raised her hands to his chest.
“Yes, as a matter of fact, it would. I have a favor to ask.”
Rob braced his hand on the wall beside her head, and the sleeve of his T-shirt rode over his bicep. Between that and the outline of his pecs under her fingers, Jenna thought he really was more fit than a professor should be. He would be totally distracting in class.
An overwhelming urge hummed inside her. To explore every plane, every groove, every point and line and hollow of his body.
“What kind of favor?” he asked, his voice soft, drawing her attention completely. He pressed his forehead to hers, his lips close enough she could reach them if she dared.
“My cabin-mates made an agreement,” she said quietly. “If the Do Not Disturb sign is on the door…” She waved her hand in circles. “You know.”
“Yeah. I know.”
“Well, it’s up, so I need a place to wait.”
“You know that’s a terrible idea.”
“Why? I promised you I’d behave.”
He brushed the long front pieces of her hair back and gave himself access to her ear. “What if I don’t want you to behave?”
It was a good thing he had her backed against the wall. His voice was pure, gravelly distress, and heat poured off him, filled with intoxicating chemicals her body detected, even if her conscious senses couldn’t. She felt their effect in her breasts and between her legs and in the instability of her knees. “I guess you’ll have to decide.”




Thank you for asking! DON'T HOLD BACK is available at these outlets...
Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/2JKQYmb
For Amazon UK/Canada/Australia click the "OR BUY FROM" tab at Entangled's

Buy links for HOLD ME HARDER, Book 1 in the series, can be found here: https://entangledpublishing.com/hold-me-harder.html

And my short story Through Glass a Stranger can be found in the kINKED Anthology, edited by Cori Vidae. All the buy links are here at Pen&Kink Publishing’s book page: http://www.penandkinkpub.com/home/books/anthologies/kinked/







KINKED (A Pen and Kink Anthology)

Every tattoo tells a story…
A submissive pain slut receives a tattoo as a reward for years of selfless service. A man’s body is used to deliver a very different kind of message to a domineering masochist. An exotic teahouse on an alien planet where one woman explores her submissiveness with a set of shapeshifting twins.
These and other sizzling stories take you to the places where kink meets ink and leave you indelibly marked.



Excerpt from Through Glass a Stranger

She lost sight of him as he made his way through the condo, flashing in and out of view behind walls and posts. She picked him up again as he entered his bedroom, his hands already clutching the lower edge of his t-shirt. He pulled it over his head, then used the inside to wipe his face before he tossed it aside. She tapped the zoom, two factors, enough to make him her sole focus. His body had become familiar, a human geometry lesson. The lines of his abdomen, the arcs, and angles of his chest and shoulders defined his musculature, enhanced by the feature that piqued her interest most of all—his elaborate tattoo.

The first night she truly watched him she had mistaken the artwork for streaks of grime that had seeped under his clothes and stained his skin. She had zoomed in, his outline blurring as the twisting, twining branches of thorny brambles grew sharper. The tattoo began at the top of his feet, reached up to his shoulders and then curved down his arms like an anatomy chart of the circulatory system. But his marks were not so benign. The thorns were wicked, some dripping blood. Ink, she reminded herself. Blood-red ink. Every night she wondered why a man would have himself tattooed with brambles. Every night she wondered if he, like her, was walking wounded.

He turned away as he lowered his pants over his hips and she zoomed back out. Clad in tight-fitting boxer briefs, he perched on the edge of his bed, bent to remove his boots and pull his jeans free of his legs, careful as always not to touch his bedlinens with his dirty things. And then, just as he did every night, he left the room.

She lowered the binoculars, her heart beating slow and heavy as she waited. For the first few weeks, he would leave for several minutes and then reappear dressed in low-slung sweatpants, a towel draped around his neck, freshly showered and ready for a beer and dinner. Until the night he changed things.

He had returned that night with the towel wrapped around his hips. He stood at the foot of his bed, facing the window, and rendered her breathless when he put his hands to his waist. His stillness drew her to the breaking point. To this day she didn’t know why—he couldn’t possibly see clearly from across the way—but she had nodded. He untucked the towel and dropped it to the floor, stood there damp and stunningly nude, as if on display.

Now she waited for his reveal every night, and he hadn’t failed to satisfy, in the most intensely erotic of ways.

Cowboy on My Mind (Montana Strong #1)

COWBOY ON MY MIND                                R. C. RYAN

Ben Monroe was the ultimate bad boy-and everyone in Haller Creek knew it. But now as a sheriff's deputy, Ben spends his time breaking up bar fights rather than starting them, and staying away from trouble...until Becca Henderson comes back into town. She's just as beautiful as Ben remembers-and just as far out of his reach.
Coming home is exactly what Becca Henderson needed. A place of her own, a successful new business, and a chance to reconnect with the sexy cowboy she had a crush on in school. Ben has always blazed his own path and never let anyone stand in his way. It excites-and scares-her. But when an unexpected threat surfaces, Becca will see just how far Ben will go to protect the woman he loves-and fights for their chance at forever.

PAT'S REVIEW


This story had it’s up and down’s for me. Becca comes home from college and begins to work with her father but he really does not allow her to change anything and has some really archaic ideas, and ways he still lives by. Ben and his brothers have been adopted and live on a ranch outside of town. Their story is nice. He is now working as a sheriff and is also still pining over Becca who he finds out has always liked him as well. The problem is her father does not like Ben and here really is the book. No matter what he does the father does not seem to come around. Becca’s character and Ben’s along with the men at the ranch and the social worker all add to this story or the book would really suffer. Overall a good book. I got this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 3 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

Marek (Cold Fury Hockey #11)

MAREK                                                              SAWYER BENNETT

Marek Fabritis is used to delivering blows, not receiving them. But when he gets tipped off by an anonymous email about his ex-girlfriend, the news leaves him ice cold—and it’s not because Gracen Moore is getting married to a total jerk. It’s the fact that Marek has a three-year-old daughter he never knew about. Now he’s going back home, not to play knight in shining armor but to make damn sure that no man takes what’s his. For the first time, there might be something more important than hockey.

Gracen Moore has always loved Marek. That’s why she let him go, so he could pursue a career in the NHL. And that’s why she never told him about Lilly. Only now does Gracen realize that she made an unforgivable mistake. But is that any reason for Marek to crash her wedding and make an epic scene? If the spark that still smolders between them is to be trusted, maybe. Still, Gracen’s not getting her hopes up. Because she knows better than anyone that appearances aren’t always what they seem. . . .
 

PAT'S REVIEW


Another hockey book which is good, and in this one, it is the Cold Fury series. Marek Fabritis has found out that his former girlfriend from high school and college. When it came time to go pro though he walked away from her. After he left and was drafted she found out she was pregnant. Now three years later he finds out that not only is she getting married but also she has a three-year-old daughter and it turns out that he is the father. Traveling back to his hometown he stops the wedding and wants to know why he was not told but being the father. He also wants the two of them to move with him so he could get to know his daughter. Both of them have issues that they must work on from the past mainly his just walking away. She is still dealing with extra issues from the man she was to marry which adds extra pressure on her. Both now must work on communication and in the past if this relationship is going to go anywhere. A good story with good characters. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

Strong Hold (Redemption #5)

STRONG HOLD                                               SARAH CASTILLE

Fight promoter Zack Grayson is on the prowl for a rising star. As the top recruiter of a prestigious MMA promotion company, he wants to take someone where he was never able to go: the top of the professional league. He didn't expect that someone to be the woman he loved...and left.

Top-ranked MMA amateur fighter Shayla "Shilla the Killa" Tyler built walls around her heart when Zack left her seven years ago--and again when her husband turned violent. Now, seeing Zack is nearly enough to send those walls crumbling. But she can't risk the exposure of the limelight, and she definitely can't risk another heartbreak.

As Shayla and Zack grow closer, though, business turns personal. And once their passion unleashes, there's no going back...

PAT'S REVIEW


A story about a second chance at love. Shayla is now an MMA fighter, but years ago she was a ballerina. She even at one time dated Zach Grayson, who has now walked into the gym she trains in and he has since stop fighting after winning four titles. He also walked out on her the night she turned eighteen without any word why. Now years later she still does not want to see him. Zach, on the other hand, cannot believe that he is looking at the women who does not look anything like he remembers years ago. The last time without her knowledge was going to New York where she was dancing, but then also finding out that she was married. He was wondering what she was doing in Oakland and not in New York and why was she not dancing but fighting. The reason behind this is horrific and heartbreaking for anyone who has seen or been around dancing. Now can they or I should say Shayla allow Zach back into her life once again after he walked out on her years ago. Read this wonderful story that has other storylines as well inside. The characters are good along with the story. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

Holding On (Colorado High Country #6)

HOLDING ON                                                  PAMELA CLARE

Harrison Conrad returned to Scarlet Springs from Nepal, the sole survivor of a freak accident on Mt. Everest. Shattered and grieving for his friends, he vows never to climb again and retreats into a bottle of whiskey—until Kenzie Morgan shows up at his door with a tiny puppy asking for his help. He’s the last person in the world she should ask to foster this little furball. He’s barely capable of managing his own life right now, let alone caring for a helpless, adorable, fluffy puppy. But Conrad has always had a thing for Kenzie with her bright smile and sweet curves. One look into her pleading blue eyes, and he can’t say no.

Kenzie Morgan’s life went to the dogs years ago. A successful search dog trainer and kennel owner, she gets her fill of adventure volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. The only thing missing from her busy life is love. It’s not easy finding Mr. Right in a small mountain town, especially when she’s unwilling to date climbers. She long ago swore never again to fall for a guy who might one day leave her for a rock. When Conrad returns from a climbing trip haunted by the catastrophe that killed his best friend, Kenzie can see he’s hurting and wants to help. She just might have the perfect way to bring him back to the world of the living. But friendship quickly turns into something more—and now she’s risking her heart to heal his.
 

PAT'S REVIEW


Harrison Conrad is an Alpinist and on his third trek to the summit of Mount Everest his climbing partner of twenty years and two brothers they were taking to the summit are swept away when an ice ledge collapses. Conrad stays there with Tibetan Monks trying to figure out everything. Fifteen months later and still at the same place someone from Scarlet Springs tells him it is time to leave. Returning home is still difficult for him. Kenzie Morgan dog trainer and rescuer is glad he is back and decides to bring him her new puppy using the excuse that it does not get along with her dog. She is hoping that Gabby will at least get him up and moving and maybe even outside. When he decides to show up for one of her dog training classes he begins to see her in a different light wondering if maybe they could be something. Working together is rough for he is still dealing with his issues from the accident. His issues and how the two of them work together begins this story and with all of the other characters in this story, you have a very good book. A good story dealing with loss and overcoming in order to live once again. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

Gambino: The Rise: A Novel Based on the True Story

GAMBINO                                                        JAMES PIERRE

Attempts by the FBI to wiretap him failed, for he never spoke at meetings. The Department of Justice’s endeavors to capture him on video surveillance likewise came up empty, because he rarely left his modest row house at 2230 Ocean Pkwy., in Brooklyn, New York. He was silent and reclusive to a fault. And by the time the public got their first look at him in 1970 (following an arrest on a trumped-up charge that was never prosecuted) he was already the most powerful mafia boss in the country, controlling a crew of 800 mafiosi, who oversaw nearly 50 criminal and legitimate businesses, which netted his crime family over $1 billion in annual revenue.

Yet few even knew his name, let alone his story. Now, for the first time ever, the true story of Carlo Gambino is told in full, gory detail. Gambino: The Rise, A Novel Based on a True Story, unveils the intricate machinations of Gambino’s ascent, from poor, immigrant stowaway, to billionaire boss of America’s most deadly and elite crime family. On this journey, we meet such celebrity hoods as Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, Al “Scarface” Capone, Meyer Lansky, Vito Genovese, and Albert “The Mad Hatter” Anastasia… all of whom became pawns on Gambino’s Machiavellian chess set.

Gambino’s story is a rags to riches tale of the bloodiest kind, which explores the dichotomies of family, wealth, and power within the mafia environment. With its careful scrutiny of mob business and brutality, Gambino: The Rise will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Mario Puzo’s timeless classic, The Godfather. But this is to be expected, especially when Puzo’s fictional crime patriarch, Vito Corleone, was based on none other than Carlo Gambino. Gambino: The Rise is a historical novel for the ages that will leave readers shell-shocked with every flip of the page, until its earth-shattering and climactic end. 

PAT'S REVIEW


A good story that takes you from Sicily to New York. You follow the rise of Carlo Gambino first in his homeland and then with the rise of Mussolini he needed to leave. Arriving in New York he would need to star over and work the way up once again. Once again in this book like many others, the author takes you back with the Giuseppe Morello, who really was the first boss. It then split to Masseria and Maranzano, with even Abe Rothstein for a while where Luciano and Lansky would really learn their business side. He then takes you through the rise or creation of the five families and where Carlo Gambino would fit into all of this. How his money-making ideas would hold up and when the FBI began to follow him and even try to record him they could not. Most of the tales in this book I have read in other books, and over the course of years, most of the stories are becoming the same so most must be true. The author will lead you up to the day where he becomes the leader of his own family and is able to sit at the table as one of the five families. A good story. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com 

LET'S WELCOME RENEE DOMINICK AUTHOR OF: DON'T HOLD BACK

LET’S WELCOME RENEE DOMINICK AUTHOR OF:  Rad-Reader:  Was there some kind of inspiration behind Jenna & Rob or ju...