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Available Now: “Borough of Lost Boys” Series by Frankie Leone, Creative #Flash #NonFiction

b.o.l.b., vol. 1 -self hating egoist- COVER

“Borough of Lost Boys” writer and NYC, USA nightlife figure Frankie Leone bares his soul.

Frankie Leone, Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” literary poster, “Borough of Lost Boys” writer /editor, and notorious downtown club promoter releases a ten part series of creative non-fiction collections illustrating a genuine character of New York City. All are available in paperback and Kindle ebook on Amazon.com. Staying true-to-form traditional publishing has been avoided and all titles are self-produced and self-published.
Readers of his books have expressed great enthusiasm for the project and have produced a viral social media response and an unusually high number of purchases and downloads for a venture of its nature.

“Frankie Leone’s words, like Rit dye, drip down in rainbows of darkness to tie dye your soul. Like Dali’s paintings, their surrealistic twists and turns add depth to your dream of reality. Each charcoal shaded stroke takes you deeper into his soul, your soul and the pain and passion you thought you erased when you showered. Read it in ‘Borough Of Lost Boys.'”Janr Ssor, Literary Blogger.


Tries to write a version of his truth. Also a nightlife worker. Born at Beth Israel Hospital on 1st Ave between 16th and 17th St on December 15, 1984. Studied creative writing at Brooklyn College. Lives in Brooklyn, New York. Bears a few scars, tattoos, and regrets. Read more by viewing attached media, or at http://boroughoflostboys.com/.

Please direct all inquiries directly to the author at frankie@boroughoflostboys.com.

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The Vampire from Hell: The Beginning by Ally Thomas

Review: “The Vampire from Hell” is a great idea, one I thought unique from my perspective. I don’t generally choose vampire fiction as a genre to read personally, but Amy Larkin’s idea drew me in though often I wanted a more detailed picture of “Hell” so I could visualize it’s denizens and their activities. More background information would have been greatly appreciated, but one supposes this will be expounded upon in the next installments.

One of the things about stories told in first person is that observations are all from the main character’s source. There were times when another character’s emotions or thoughts were given yet lacked explanation of how the main character knew them. It’s a tricky medium because you really have to balance how much you are telling or speaking in the character’s voice and then merely letting a scene unfold on its own and just describe it.  The writing style would do well to evolve into a more flowing experience for reader by doing more showing than telling.

So many vampire fiction characters are somehow all-knowing, powerful and engaged in epic struggles while still leaping from bed to bed, but this is a personal story where the character Rayea shows both defiant determination to be an individual with their own motivations and thoughts and a vulnerability that is understandable under the circumstances. The circumstances being her father is Satan and when he doesn’t like something she might have done, torture and humiliation are his methods of letting her know. There are many possibilities for this series, and I feel Amy Larkin has much enthusiasm for her stories. I look forward to how “The Vampire from Hell” progresses.

Ebook Short Description: According to Rayea, the oldest daughter of Satan, the origin of vampires started in Hell, and it started with her. Here’s her story about how it all began.

Extended Description: Rayea isn’t daddy’s little girl, even if he is the most powerful fallen angel around. He wants her to take an active role in the family business. But she’s not interested in his schemes for world domination. Instead she wants to spend her time shopping on the Internet, rescuing humans from a horrific eternity, and practicing martial arts with her seven foot hellhound. Then one day everything changes.

Publication Date: January 9, 2011

Publisher/Buy Link: Smashwords

Source: Author

Parental Rating: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

Note: The file supplied by the author shows “The Vampire from Hell” written by and copyright to Amy Larkin. As seen in the cover art image, the author’s name has been changed to Ally Thomas.  Please see the author’s clarification provided in the comments area.

Author Bio:

“I write fantasies and paranormal romances. I like writing about vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, and any fuzzy monsters who go bump in the night. In my stories, I try to imagine new origins for these traditional creatures and see where it takes me. 

In another life, I’m rather sure I was a vampire or a cat, and yes you’ll find either or both in my stories. By chance, if you notice a tall, blonde, handsome guy show up in one of my stories and you think of Eric Northman from True Blood, then yes, I’ll admit. I’m a fan of Alexander Skarsgard, the actor who plays that character. But just keep that observation between you and me, okay?”

Where to find Ally Thomas online:

Website: http://allythomas.com
Facebook: Facebook profile
Blog: http://thevampirefromhell.com


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Darkest Fantasy by Molly Diamond

Darkest Fantasy came across to me as a fairy tale with contemporary overtones and language with a curious mixture of the old and new. Presenting a male character mystified by the appearance of a beautiful dark-haired woman in a certain forest glade, young Jonathan is determined to find out if she is real or not, taking his camera along on a night outing to secure proof of her existence. Once there, he is presented with a choice by the changeable female creature: momentary pleasure or lifelong wealth.

Trying for a dream-like quality so the reader would question whether the young man was actually awake or asleep, I found the toggling back and forth between images jarring in a way that interrupted the story’s flow, yet they did present a nightmarish quality to the overall tale so the title is apt: “Darkest Fantasy”.

The mysterious dark-haired lady reminded me of pagan goddesses described of old, with the possibility of death or ecstasy at their touch, yet the character of Jonathon seemed colourless when compared to her richness so it was hard for me to find him believable but perhaps that is what the author intended. I found this very short story an intriguing idea which many readers will be satisfied by for “Darkest Fantasy” is definitely a sliver of erotic fantasy outside of the norm.

Book Description: In the middle of the forest, Jonathan discovers an old foundation where strange beings dance. A raven-haired beauty entices him into her arms, where she offers him the choice of enjoying her body or the fortune of his dreams. Is this woman real or merely a figment of his darkest fantasy?

Genre: Paranormal erotic romance

Length: 15 pages

Buy Now At Breathless Press

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Source: Publisher


Note: This author also had begun to use the name Faith Bicknell-Brown, according to the author’s page on Goodreads.com

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