Entries in Mafiosi (3)

Thursday
Jan312013

And We're Back . . .

After a brief break from the hectic publishing schedule of last year, we decided to give our authors a break and allow them to catch up on outstanding material. Well the break is over folks, and we've got a lot of good stuff coming this year. Age of the Sigil will see a double-season launch (that's 2 mega omnibuses to replace the single-episode we've ceased doling out as of last year). Also look for Roger Vallon's third Kill Factor entry titled Death Strike, and offerings from a couple new authors we've signed. Ronald Coleborn's Legends of the Dread Realm saga also continues with Dragon's Tyranny. Phoenix Earth Season two will come on the heals of the season one omnibus release, and Order of 5ive and Mafiosi both get new seasons this year, but you won't have to wait week after week to read the eps., 'cause we're launching them Netflix style. So let the fun begin folks.

Friday
Aug242012

Mafiosi Season One Omnibus Coming September 3rd

Good news for you mafia fans who are awaiting the upcoming third season of Boardwalk Empire. I hear 711 Press author James LaFleur might be reviewing each episode as it airs on HBO. Looking forward to seeing more of what Nucky Thompson and friends are up to in Atlantic City myself, but I'm here to tell you that Mafiosi: The Complete Season One omnibus launches on Monday, September 3rd, while the first episode of season two drops on Monday, October 1st. You don't want to miss either season if you're true fans of crime fiction, particularly the kind dealing with the mafia.

Some interesting things are in store for Mafiosi season two, wherein I take the boys West, to California, which, in our fictional 711 Universe is considered vigrin territory for Vincenzo Abruzzi and Paul DeFicco. I think fans of the first season of Mafiosi will thoroughly enjoy season two.

Friday
Jun222012

Keep the Great Reviews Coming People

We love great reviews of our various titles, particularly glowing ones from fans of our releases who we haven't approached. Spontaneous reviews from folks who love what we put out and yearn for more is what keeps us going. And this recent review, from a reader calling himself "MattyV" deserves a major mention by us. He gushed about the first season of Mafiosi in a June 8 blog post and in his words, it's a hit (no pun intended). Some of what he said appears below:

I wasn’t exactly sure what I was in for, but let me tell you it was incredible. Following the tale of two up-and-coming mafiosi, Vin & Paul, we see them move up the ranks of one of the biggest crime familes in New York, the Paranzano family. I don’t want to go into detail because it ruins the story, what I can say is that even though there were some slow periods this serialized story kept me riveted. I will end up re-reading the collection later this summer in preparation for season two that is promised to be released in October.

If you liked the first half of “Goodfellas” that took place in the 1950′s-60′s, then you’ll like “Mafiosi – Season One” for sure.

For one, what he says about the show evoking Goodfellas is spot on. This is what we were going for initially, and we feel we've channeled that and other great films and TV shows that depict the mafia in its various stages of evolution. As to the "slow periods" he mentions, hey, the show can't be all guns and heists and schemes and war. You've got to break it up. That is the art of storytelling, else readers will be overwhelmed by all that and even risk becoming desensitized to it. Mafiosi is carefully plotted and paced, and its good to know that that paid off, since MattyV was, in his words, "riveted."

Mafiosi will indeed make its return on Monday, October 1, 2012, pop the Chianti and prepare for the drama. Till then, you can check out the first season here. And look for the season one omnibus in print and eBook format this September.