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"A SHARP BEND IN THE ROAD: 17 INTRIGUING STORIES"

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A Sharp Bend in the Road: 17 Intriguing Stories by Gerard Bianco Following a devastating fall, Rita finds herself standing outside the dining hall at an independent living facility. She squeezes the handle of her cane, and her knuckles turn white. Her wire-rimmed glasses accentuate the tears she tries to hide. After eighty-two years, and a lifetime of memories, Rita believes she’s been abandoned at the mouth of a fiery dragon that will swallow her up—and she is terrified.
When a man purchases a remote log cabin in the Adirondacks, he believes he has found a peaceful haven, until he ­discovers a stranger dead on his living room rug.
An adventure seeker joins a unique organization and quickly learns that getting what you want can sometimes lead to unimagined consequences.
Two couples set out on a vacation in Maine, only to find their dreamy trip has turned into a getaway nightmare.
A Sharp Bend in the Road redefines the art of the short story collection. Seventeen stories, built around absor…

BOOK TRAILERS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

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My short story collection, A Sharp Bend in the Road: 17 Intriguing Stories, will be on book shelves January, 2015. Consequently, I am in the planning stages of a marketing campaign. One form of advertisement I used for my mystery/thriller, The Deal Master, was a book trailer. It's a Hollywood-style trailer, filmed inNew York City with a cast and crew from around the globe. The trailer is heaped with action—murders, victims, police on the chase. There's even a darkened shot of the illusive Deal Master himself. (Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ilXHaugenQ).
I recently spoke to my son, Gerard Bianco Jr., about filming a new trailer for A Sharp Bend in the Road. Gerard's, and his partner Nikki Gold’s company, Rare View Films, produced The Deal Master Book Trailer. We discussed a number of options. The new book contains 17 stories and therefore presents somewhat of a problem to encapsulate all of the stories into one trailer, but we're working on it.
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