On tiptoe in the new year

We enter on tiptoe in the new year as when we open the first pages of a book that we do not know anything about, but from which we expect a lot. And every day, already written or to be written, you will have to read carefully, to catch the lights and shadows, the pastel shades of the sunrises and the violent ones of the burning sunsets, so as to fully understand the meaning of our journey …

Happy New Year to everyone and…the important thing is dreaming!

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The best Christmas present is a book!

The best Christmas present is a book. By giving a book, you will give away a world, you will make travel and fly even those who can’t afford the ticket!

These are my newest English editions, available on Amazon as e-book and paperback. Both of them winners of important literary awards, “No Steps On The Snow” (Circe 2013), “A Shadow On Merrimack River” (Nano Writing 2012). Available in Amazon worldwide stores (com, ca, uk, de, fr, au, it, in, br, jp…)

https://www.amazon.com/SHADOW-MERRIMACK-RIVER-New-ebook/dp/B00EU3TOGE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1545493871&sr=1-1&keywords=a+shadow+on+merrimack+river

https://www.amazon.com/NO-STEPS-SNOW-Daniela-Alibrandi-ebook/dp/B010I259UK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1545493757&sr=1-1&keywords=no+step+on+the+snow

 

Don’t miss them

The plot set in Venice, a world to discover

“Quella improvvisa notte a Venezia” (The English edition will be “That sudden night in Venice”) is not only an involving Romance. It’s the discovery of a world you will never forget!

In its Italian edition available as e-book and paperback on Amazon worldwide stores (com, fr, uk, de, au, ca, jp, in, br)

Some excerpts from the Italian edition:

Una Venezia pigra l’aspettava di fuori, adagiata sulla rovente sera d’estate, come una matrona sicura della propria bellezza. Mollemente cullata dai vaporetti e dalle innumerevoli gondole, che portavano i turisti a sognare solcando le acque fresche dei suoi canali, dava l’impressione di essersi svegliata da poco.

Chiara restò per qualche minuto a osservare come ipnotizzata quello scenario che non deludeva mai.  

Il Canal Grande era un tripudio di colori e di barche, vaporetti, gondole che filavano veloci, spinte solo dalla forza di robusti gondolieri. Alcuni turisti, per provare l’ebbrezza dell’originale natante, ne noleggiavano solo per attraversare il Canal Grande, facendosi traghettare al costo di sei euro sulla sponda opposta. Erano proprio queste imbarcazioni a rischiare una collisione, poiché attraversavano il Canale, come pedoni in un’autostrada.

Alcuni dei battelli già iniziavano ad accendere le luci di posizione. I gondolieri, invece, si apprestavano ad appicciare il fuoco ai caratteristici lumi, le cui fiammelle tremule avrebbero donato maggiore romanticismo al particolare viaggio dei loro ospiti.

 

“Quella Improvvisa Notte a Venezia”, collana Deny Lelly, if you like to dream

Who says that a crime author can not write an unforgettable romance?
This book, that will be the English edition That sudden night in Venice, is a sweet romance, that deals with passion, love nad breathtaking landscapes. If you wish to know Venice and the wonderful towns of Treviso and Verona, this is the book to read! It is available all over the world, at the moment in its Italian edition. Find the link and preview at the link below. The book, already a Best Seller in Amazon Italy, will be on free promotion in worldwide Amazon stores from december 15th to 17th.
THE PLOT
Chiara è una ragazza che ha da poco terminato gli studi universitari e coltiva la passione per il giornalismo. Proprio per raggiungere il suo scopo accetta l’offerta di un suo ex compagno di studi di lavorare per la redazione del giornale che lui e altri amici, con grande entusiasmo, hanno appena fondato. Con i pochissimi mezzi a disposizione “La Voce delle Ombre” viene prodotta in un numero esiguo di copie, con una distribuzione circoscritta e territoriale, ma si sta facendo conoscere soprattutto per i suoi articoli di gossip. Non è certo quello che Chiara sogna per il suo futuro, ma può comunque essere un inizio. E lei, con la prontezza e l’astuzia che caratterizzano il suo stile, riesce a catturare da personaggi in vista alcune notizie intime che, rese note tramite i suoi articoli, fanno allargare di gran lunga la platea dei lettori.
Lei vive a Castelfranco Veneto e il suo raggio d’azione comprende il triangolo magico esistente tra Treviso, Verona e Venezia. Ed è proprio nell’arena di Verona che si compie il suo primo insuccesso. Infatti il maestro di musica Omar Xantios non le concede l’intervista dalla quale può dipendere il suo futuro come giornalista, nonché la sopravvivenza del giornale per cui lavora. Xantios è un famoso direttore d’orchestra, con origini sudamericane, sposato con una donna delle sue parti e molto più grande di Chiara. Quella stessa sera, costretta ad ascoltare la Rapsodia in Blue di Gershwin diretta dal grande maestro senza riuscire a intervistarlo, pur essendo catturata dalla forza di quella melodia, lei mette a punto un piano con il quale cercherà di avvicinarlo per ottenere le informazioni che tanto le interessano. Xantios, infatti, è attorniato da un mistero che riguarda il discusso ruolo che ha avuto in Sudamerica, durante i rivolgimenti politici che portarono il paese a subire un periodo di regime totalitario.
La mattina successiva, Chiara convince i suoi colleghi del giornale a stanziare una somma che le permetta di soggiornare almeno una notte nello stesso albergo di Xantios, a Venezia, sicura di riuscire nel suo intento. È l’inizio di una storia che, attraverso sapienti intrecci e inaspettati colpi di scena, cambierà per sempre la sua vita. Romantico, misterioso e coinvolgente “Quella notte a Venezia” è un romanzo che lascia il segno

One of my books at the most important Italian Bookfair Piùlibripiùliberi, in Rome

My book “Una morte sola non basta”, (Will be the English: “One death is not enough” ), published by the well-known Italian editor Del Vecchio, is in these days exposed at the most important Italian bookfair Piùlibripiùliberi, set in Rome at the new Congress Palace, known as The Cloud, for its original structure. (Watch the videos)

The book deals with a very delicate topic as the violence on children, and the plot is set in the  city of Rome’s fascinating frame, photographed in its simplicity of the Fifties, in the economic improvement of the Sixties, to the social contradictions of the Seventies. The book has obtained wonderful reviews by Italian literary critics and from readers. It is defined A great neo-realistic novel.

If you are in Rome, don’t miss this fair and visit the E50 stand Del Vecchio Editore at Piùlibripiùliberi, Viale Asia 44, from 5th to 9th December!

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My interview with Awesome Gang

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am Italian and was born in Rome. In my adolescence I spent a meaningful time in USA, Manchester, New Hampshire. For family reasons I came back to Rome, where I ended my classical studies. I’m married with two children and my life has always been full of “duties”, like all mothers have. The house, the husband, the children and an interesting work as functionary in the Educational Field and in cultural exchanges. It was a great effort to manage all this. And in my soul I have always had inspirations that only asked to become stories, but there was never time for that. Until something happened… I had an accident and I was motionless for two months. That’s when I started writing with my left hand, the only one I could move in those days. And from then I never stopped from writing. I published seven books and an anthology, three English editions and many important literary awards……Go on reading https://awesomegang.com/daniela-alibrandi/

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My English editions are available on Amazon, ebook and paperback!

 

My Black Friday “A Shadow on Merrimack River” free from november 23rd to 25th… don’t miss it!

A year in the United States, a fantastic opportunity to forget the events of the past. Then Diana will return to Rome, but if life in the United States will be a positive experience, she will be able to return. And Diana strongly hopes she will come back. In an evening of early spring, however, while with her friend Jenny, an obese girl, she is enjoying to skate on the Merrimack River still frozen, she doesn’t realize she has reached a point where the ice is breaking. In the fierce struggle that she engages with the force of the river waters that with the beginning of the thaw are moving, Diana understands the plate is too thin, and may not hold up. And below, after hearing a thud, Diana realizes that glides silently a human body, a corpse that could suck her into the river deepness. It’s the beginning of a nightmare in which Diana will live during the months that remain until her departure from what she had considered a quiet and peaceful little town. Until the solution of the mystery, which will take place with a stunning end.
The events take place in a small town in the Northeast of the United States in 1965-66, when America was in the midst of the conflict with Vietnam. Many descriptions of the places related to the nature and landscapes as well as to the complexity of American society. There is no lack of historical references.

https://danielaenglishwebsite.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/a-shadow-on-merrimack-river-the-reviews/