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Review: Fiorenzo – Sebastian Nothwell

Fiorenzo - Sebastian Nothwell

Genre: Historical, Fantasy, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewers: Linda, PRG; Whiskey November, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It At Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Apple | Smashwords About The Book Fiore has a plan. Find a wealthy elderly gentleman, delight him until the end of his days, and retire on the resulting inheritance. It’s the best outcome a low-born courtesan in the city of Halcyon can hope for. And it seems a perfect scheme… until a mysterious masked man upends it. Banished from university after a disastrous duel, Enzo wanders the city searching for scraps of the affection he’s lost. His public mask conceals private agonies. A single … Read more

NEW RELEASE: Shadows Over Milan – Edale Lane

Shadows Over Milan

QSFer Edale Lane has a new FF alt historical book out, Night Flyer book 5: Shadows Over Milan. What happens when heroes fall? Murder strikes Milan, threatening the city’s future under an ominous shadow of war. Was it the Spanish, the Germans, the Milanese, or were darker forces at play? The city is thrust into a frenzy only the Night Flyer can quell, but can she halt the wheels of war? Maddie’s greatest fears are realized when the Night Flyer suffers a serious injury that leaves her just short of dead. Florentina suffers more than physical pain as she grapples … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Chaos in Milan – Edale Lane

Chaos in Milan - Edale Lane

Edale Lane has a new FF historical romance out, book 3 in the Night Flyer Trilogy: “Chaos in Milan.” And there’s a giveaway! When chaos strikes at the heart of Milan, it is up to Florentina’s alter-ego the Night Flyer to stop it. As Florentina and Madelena’s love deepens, so does the well of danger surrounding them. The race is on to discover the mysterious Shadow Guild and uncover who is behind the deadly rampage, but Florentina’s mission is threatened by a gang of assassins. Can the Night Flyer prevail, or will Maddie’s love be ripped from her arms? Chaos … Read more

You Had Me at “Italian Ghost Town”

Ghost Town - Deposit Photos

A medieval “ghost town” may soon emerge from the bottom of a lake in Tuscany, according to news reports. It could be the first time that the ruined village has seen the light of day in more than 25 years. This Italian Atlantis is known as Fabbriche di Careggine — a 12th-century town that was once home to about 150 residents, 31 houses and a stout stone church. For hundreds of years, the small town was a haven for artisan blacksmiths, according to Italian news site La Repubblica. But in 1946, it met its end when Italian energy company Enel … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Secrets of Milan – Edale Lane

Secrets of Milan - Edale Lane

Edale Lane has a new FF alternative historical fantasy out, book two in the Night Flyer trilogy: “Secrets of Milan.” The Night Flyer had brought Florentina and Madelena together but now threatens to drive them apart. While Florentina searches for a mysterious underworld organization that has attempted to murder the woman she loves, Maddie struggles to deal with the danger Florentina is courting. Her brother, Alessandro, has become the most prominent merchant of Milan, but the Night Flyer uncovers a secret so shocking it could destroy them all. Secrets of Milan is the second book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer … Read more

Italy’s Excalibur? Student Discovers 5,000-Year-Old Sword in Venice

A keen-eyed archaeology student made the find of a lifetime when she spotted one of the oldest swords on record, mistakenly grouped with medieval artifacts in a secluded Italian museum. The ancient sword was thought to be medieval in origin and maybe a few hundred years old at most — but studies have shown that it dates back about 5,000 years, to what is now eastern Turkey, where swords are thought to have been invented, in the early Bronze Age. The weapon was spotted in November 2017 by Vittoria Dall’Armellina, who was then a doctoral student in archaeology at Ca’ … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Merchants of Milan, by Edale Lane

Merchants of Milan

Edale Lane has a new FF historical romance out, book one of the Night Flyer Trilogy: “Merchants of Milan.” Three powerful merchants, two independent women in love, one masked vigilante. Florentina, set on revenge for her father’s murder, creates an alter-ego known as the Night Flyer. Madelena, whose husband was also murdered, hires Florentina as a tutor for her children and love blossoms between them. However, Florentina’s vendetta is fraught with danger, and surprising developments threaten both women’s lives. Merchants of Milan is the first book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, a tale of power, passion, and payback in … Read more

TECH: Robots to Invade Pisa


Every year, millions of visitors flock to Italy to immerse themselves in its epic history, art, architecture, culture and traditions, and it’s quite likely that the average tourist goes home from Italy with the impression that they’ve just visited a huge open air museum, never considering that it is, in fact, a modern, innovative country. But all that science and creativity happened in the past … didn’t it? How many tourists, I wonder, are aware that Italy is at the cutting edge of research into robotics? How many visitors to the world famous Torre di Pisa know that Pisa is … Read more