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Seeking pre-release reviewers for my new novel on Amazon, A MORMON MASSACRE. Please message me. Here is a blurb about the book:This modern-day novel is based on the actual massacre of innocent…Continue

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My latest novel, Valerie's Retreat, is now available from Amazon on Kindle, and I would like to invite you (if you love romantic thrillers) to read and review this novel. Here is a blurb: Valerie, a 40-ish Head Teller at a bank, has met Franco, 16 years younger and studying for a doctorate in archaeology. He is stunned yet eager to begin a relationship with this attractive "cougar", and they become lovers. Their lives begin to unravel when Valerie's female bisexual boss makes advances (and…See More
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A Mormon Massacre - Analysis of the Murders at Mountain Meadows of 150 emigrants by Mormon followers of Brigham Young

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVEThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon) began in rural New York, moved to Kirtland, Ohio, then to Nauvoo, Illinois before stopping in Utah Territory. The LDS experienced a great deal of persecution at each location before settling in the distant and unpopulated Utah Territory. The persecution in Illinois included gunfights between locals and the Mormon Militia, eventually named Avenging Angels or Danites. The Mormons stockpiled weapons for these…See More
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A SPY AT HOME now available in paperback!

A SPY AT HOME is now available in paperback on Amazon! Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/Spy-At-Home-Joseph-Rinaldo/dp/1475122594/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339084663&sr=8-1, and while you're browsing, watch the YouTube video at…See More
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Lisa Taylor is hosting a contest/ebook giveaway on her blog, Writer's Block Party! Enter to win a free ebook by either Lisa, Joseph Rinaldo (me!), or Graham Smith! You know you LOVE free stuff, and what better way to get free stuff than to enter this giveaway! It's easy, and there aren't hundreds of things you have to do! Get ready, get set, enter! You may win a copy of my ebook A SPY AT HOME or my ebook HAZARDOUS CHOICES. See blurbs for each below. The link is…See More
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I have written three novels, available in both ebook and paperback formats: A MORMON MASSACRE, A SPY AT HOME, and HAZARDOUS CHOICES. All three are available on Amazon. You can read reviews and blurbs and see the covers of the books on my web site, www.josephmrinaldo.com.

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A SPY AT HOME - Excerpt from Joe Rinaldo's ebook for sale on Amazon

Excerpt from A SPY AT HOME:

A SPY AT HOME 

"Note To Reader:

     Since you’re reading this, I’m dead. A great many years of my life I worked for the CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, for the federal government of the United States of America. I didn’t say proudly worked, because I wasn’t proudly serving the entire time. Don’t yawn; you haven’t read this one before. The book won’t self-destruct; this isn’t the same reworded spy novel you’ve read a dozen times where the hero does the right thing in the final scene, and everyone good lives happily ever after, and the bad guys go to jail. To be honest with you, I don’t know how much spy stuff will be in this book. The important thing for you to know is that the author’s royalties from this book support Noah, my son. He was a surprise, but not the kind of surprise you’re thinking. You’ll meet him later, and I assure you everyone will like him. Everyone always does. We’re complete opposites. He’s innocent, and I’m not.

     As for me, you’ll get to know me. I’d really like to hear what you think about me, but I was too chicken to release this while I lived. You’ll have to judge me posthumously. Most people tell stories using themselves as the conquering hero. I tried not to do that; in fact, I’m certain you won’t conclude I’m any kind of hero. On the other hand, I hope you don’t end up hating me. My excuse for not presenting this during my lifetime was National Security. You know the term that forgives all government workers for being dishonest and secretive.

     In case I forget to say it later, thanks for the money. You paid me a lot of dough over the years for my salary, and one big lump sum, which you’ll hear about in detail. Being a CIA operative means everything I do is covered under the veil of National Security. Don’t worry; nothing you’re going to read will put any American agents in danger. I’ve been out of the game for a long time, and most of the governments I helped create or defeat have no one left alive who can figure out my real identity…

     Some of you might recognize part of this story from newspaper accounts in Nashville, Tennessee. I’m the guy who shot his wife; again, not for the reason(s) you think. We’ll cover that in detail, too. You’ll hate me for shooting someone who gave so much to the world and always thought only of others. I hate myself for it…

     My death happens at a shootout with a terrorist group from a small Middle Eastern country where I help thwart that group’s coup against the country’s President, who secretly sympathizes with America’s precarious oil dependency. Just kidding – how in the hell could I possibly know that while I’m writing this? I probably die alone of some common disease in a nursing home with so many beds that all the patients become anonymous. Who cares? (Other than Noah if he survives me)"

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A Mormon Massacre - Analysis of the Murders at Mountain Meadows of 150 emigrants by Mormon followers of Brigham Young

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon) began in rural New York, moved to Kirtland, Ohio, then to Nauvoo, Illinois before stopping in Utah Territory. The LDS experienced a great deal of persecution at each location before settling in the distant and unpopulated Utah Territory. The persecution in Illinois included gunfights between locals and the Mormon Militia, eventually named Avenging Angels or Danites. The Mormons stockpiled weapons…

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Contest/Ebook Giveaway!

Lisa Taylor is hosting a contest/ebook giveaway on her blog, Writer's Block Party! Enter to win a free ebook by either Lisa, Joseph Rinaldo (me!), or Graham Smith! You know you LOVE free stuff, and what better way to get free stuff than to enter this giveaway! It's easy, and there aren't hundreds of things you have to do! Get ready, get set, enter! You may win a copy of my ebook A SPY AT HOME or my ebook HAZARDOUS CHOICES. See…

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At 10:52am on July 6, 2014,
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Please come promote your books at the Cafe: http://coldcoffeecafe.com/

At 6:23pm on September 2, 2012,
Blogger
Sally
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Hey there..! :)

I am new here..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 

 I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @ http://readingwithanacrasia.blogspot.in

P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)

thanks <3

At 7:46am on July 14, 2011,
Author
Joseph M. Rinaldo
said…
I did self-publish on Amazon for Kindle (other ereaders can also get my book there or on my website). You can get up to 70% commission there. Check it out! And thanks for the comments. My website is www.josephmrinaldo.com, and my blog is http://wwwjosephmrinaldocom.blogspot.com. The link to my book's Amazon page is http://www.amazon.com/A-SPY-AT-HOME-ebook/dp/B0033WSVVC. It's only $1.99, and as of today this month I've sold 32 books!
At 12:37pm on July 12, 2011, Anthony Fox said…

Hi there,

Thanks for the friend request. I hope you read my blog; it’s lonely not knowing if anyone is actually reading what you’re writing. I read your excerpt, it sounds an interesting story. Do they still do that test at Langley with the gun and the chair? No doubt I will find you on amazon. I understand you self-published on amazon does that cover the kindle market? I read an article the other day about an author who self-published on kindle because apparently you get 35% commission he achieved over a million sales. It seems the way to go...

Anthony Fox

At 5:25pm on July 11, 2011,
Author
Carol Marrs Phipps
said…

Joe,

It is soemetimes grueling, but writing full-time beats anything else as far as I am concerned. Hopefully, you'll find out one day soon, yourself. It's only been slightly over a year since I stopped teaching and got to live out my dream. I hope it works well enough that I never have to return to doing what the boss man dictates again. I will definitely keep in touch and you do the same, I hope. Until next time...keep writng!

 

Carol

At 5:39pm on July 9, 2011,
Author
Carol Marrs Phipps
said…
I usually write from 2-6 hours per day, except weekends. Since I am trying to promote Elf Killers I spend many evenings and weekends on Facebook, Twitter (just started) my blog and other peoples blogs, here on Book Blogs or a similar site called Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction (WRDF) you may want to check that one out yourself. It is set up almost exactly like Book Blogs, but there are a few differences. Also, I am constantly looking for places and ways to promote my book. In the meantime, my husband and I are working on a Fantasy Series. The first book of the series is called Good Sister, Bad Sister and it is about two sisters, half sisters, actually who are both sorceresses and they are both in love with the same man. Well, there is a lot more to it than that, but it's too complicated to get into here. The rest of the series spans several generations and a lot of things are going on all at once...you get the idea. OK, looks like I need to knock off for the day and go fix supper. Tom and I are going to spend a quiet evening relaxing for a change and just watch a movie. I am ready for that. Keep in touch. Carol
At 4:59pm on July 7, 2011,
Author
Carol Marrs Phipps
said…
I forgot to mention that we spend the summers on our farm in Illinois and the school year in Kentucky. Both my husband and I are teachers, but I am writing full-time now and he is still teaching. We used to travel back and forth every year to the Southwest where we both taught on the Native American Indian Reservations, but since we came back here I decided it was time to do what I've always wanted...write full-time.
At 4:47pm on July 7, 2011,
Author
Carol Marrs Phipps
said…

Thanks for the gift. So, Danville, Illinois. Therre seems to be a lot of truth in the old saying about a small world. My husband and I have our farm in Lerna, Illinois. It is 8 miles from Charleston and about 15 miles from Mattoon, if you know where either of those towns are. It is also about 60 miles from Decataur and Champaign-Urbana. And you are quite correct, Mayfield and Bardwell are both about 15-30 miles from Paducah. Interesting. Anyway, let's keep in touch and see if either or both of us become famous authors. Then, yeah, we can meet up somewhere and compare stories and "remember when".

 

Carol

At 6:17pm on July 6, 2011,
Author
Carol Marrs Phipps
said…

Hi again!

 

You are most welcome and I meant every word. We live in Western Kentucky in a little town not too far from Mayfield called Bardwell. We aren't native Kentuckians, though we really like it. My husband hails from Southern Illinois and I'm a Missouri gal. Anyway, it's nice to know you and get to know you better as we all head for the "Big Time"...hopefully.

 

Carol

At 9:18am on July 6, 2011,
Author
Carol Marrs Phipps
said…

Joseph,

Thanks for getting your URL to me. I just visited your blog and I like it very much. I think you have a lot of well thought out and insightful things to say. I am now following you. Good luck with the book and keep writing!

 

Carol

 
 
 

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