Author Interview: Gianni Shamari

Gianni Shamari

Gianni Shamari

Gianni Shamari is a lifelong New Yorker that has had a passion for writing since the third grade. He describes his writing style as fast-paced hip-hop erotic music videos on paper that captures the energy and glamour of New York City. His Second novella, His Highness, the Philogynist does just that and more. Learn more about this talented writer in our interview with him.

Please tell our readers about yourself? 

Gianni Shamari: I’m a lifelong New Yorker that loves taking long walks around Manhattan and creating something fresh. A winner at all costs, I strive to be the best in my field. I’m competitive and not afraid of challenges. I enjoyed sharing my stories with the world and inspiring people to live their dreams.

When did you first realize that writing was your passion and how did you start writing? 

Gianni Shamari: I first realize that writing was my passion in the third grade. I had journals filled with stories about my friends, favorite superheroes and my own characters. Writing helped me to create my own reality on paper.

What do you like to write about and what is your writing style? 

Gianni Shamari: I like to write erotica. My writing style is fast-paced hip-hop erotic music videos on paper that captures the energy and glamour of New York City. I call it “champagne erotica”.

What challenges have you come across when creating characters and story lines? 

Gianni Shamari: The challenges I have come across when creating characters and story lines are making them feel real and believable. I try my best to put the right emotions in the story so the readers can relate and connect with the characters, and also feel like they are part of that reality.

How does your family feel about you writing stories, especially erotic stories?

Gianni Shamari: My family supports me one hundred percent. They know I’m a gentleman and not a pervert. I get my writing ability from my mother. She loves writing.

Can you tell our readers about your novella? And how did you come up with the idea for the main character Maré?

Gianni Shamari: “His Highness, the Philogynist” is about a New York billionaire named Maré who is a ladies man and has a reputation of being the King of New York. His lifestyle is like a moving motion picture with all the VIP treatment, fast cars and epic sexual encounters with gorgeous women. Maré is a combination of Shemar Moore, Ric Flair, Hugh Hefner, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z and me.

Are you like any of the characters that you write about?

Gianni Shamari: Yes, there are aspects of me in my characters. Maré has my personality and fashion style.

What do you see for your writing career in the next five to ten years?

Gianni Shamari: I see myself taking my writing career to the next level, my books hitting The New York Bestsellers list and becoming film adaptations. Also, I want to be recognized by my peers as one of the greatest writers ever.

Who are some of your favorite authors and why?

Gianni Shamari: Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines are some of my favorite authors because their books read like urban action movies. The street tales they wrote about felt completely real. It is hard for me to put down their books.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers?

Gianni Shamari: Thanks for the support. I greatly appreciate it! And I just completed my third novella, “Maré & Monica: The Best of Both Worlds” that should be out soon.


Urban Erotic Author: Gianni Shamari
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He is also a contributing writer at Bare Back Magazine at

Billionaire playboy Maré is the creator of GoodFellas magazine and owner of Genisys, the hottest gentlemen’s club in New York City. Nicknamed Nature Boy, his extravagant lifestyle is a moving motion picture when it comes to VIP treatment, exclusive parties, exotic trips around the world, fast cars and trysts. Women love him and he lives for giving women maximum pleasure. Maré truly is the King of New York!

This novella takes you into the world of the King of New York where you feel like you’re in a hip-hop erotic movie and celebrating a lifestyle that very few can brag about. These erotic tales are perfect for your erotic fantasies and sexual desires.

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Book Review: Making Peace with Suicide by Adele Ryan McDowell, PhD

Making Peace with Suicide by Adele Ryan McDowell, Ph.D.

Making Peace with Suicide


Insightful, provocative, and compassionate, Making Peace with Suicide: A Book of Hope, Understanding, and Comfort takes a good hard look at the world-wide phenomena of suicide. This book is designed for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide and felt that sucker punch of grief; for anyone who is in pain, walking unsteadily, and considering suicide as an option; and for anyone who works with, guides, or counsels those feeling suicidal and/or suffering the profound grief from a suicidal loss. Making Peace with Suicide includes stories of courage, vulnerability, and steadfastness from both the survivors of suicidal loss as well as the unique perspective of the formerly suicidal. It offers shared wisdom and coping strategies from those who have walked before you. It explores the factors leading to suicide and the reasons why some do and some don’t leave suicide notes. Making Peace with Suicide sheds light on the phenomena of suicide vis-à-vis our teens, the military, new mothers, as an end-of-life choice, and asks if addiction is a form of slow suicide. It provides a seven-step healing process and opens the door to consider suicide and the soul, the heart lesson of suicide, and the energies of suicide. If suicidality has impacted your life, Making Peace with Suicide is a must-read. You will be guided through the unknown territory, given insights to allow understanding, stories to help you heal, and ways to make peace with a heart wide-open. Making Peace with Suicide is good medicine for the body, mind, and soul.


Lots of research involved in this book and you can tell this from the way they book was written. It is a bit like a work of academic and it helps you to actually understand coping mechanisms and how to embrace the fact that someone who had been a great part of your life had taken away his or her life. I’ve personally lost a friend who took her own life and I can relate to this book. The first part of the book was solid. However, as the approaches the mid section, some of the parts sound more like the author’s opinion. Therefore, I think this book is a mixture of both academic and non-fiction work.

I will give this book a 4-star !

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Book Review: Santa’s Little Helper by Ronald Destra

Santa's Little Helper by [Destra, Ronald]

Santa’s Little Helper


In the quiet town, snowflakes lightly fall. Though the road to town is not well-travelled, a special visitor is to appear.

It is Daniel’s first Christmas and he eagerly awaits him. Who is Santa Claus? Daniel wants to find out and see for himself!

When his parents are fast asleep, the sound of a Christmas carol makes him stir. His eyes slowly open, and the rumbling singing halts not. He must be here!

Running to the living room, his joyful gaze of anticipation meets that of the one and only Santa Claus, and does he have a job for Daniel!

This year, a Christmas wish is made come true! Being Santa’s little helper, Daniel finds out this is the season of love, joy, and giving!


I think this book makes a good Christmas gift for kids. A simple yet entertaining story. Great illustrations. The story could have been made more interesting as I thought it sounds like a normal Santa’s story.

A 3 star for this book

Book Review: ON THE OPEN ROAD: Three Lives. Five Cities. One Startup. by Stuti Changle

ON THE OPEN ROAD: Three Lives. Five Cities. One Startup. by [Changle, Stuti]

On the Open Road


Myra wishes to break free of her cubicle.
Kabir wonders what life would be to build on his own.
Sandy drops out of college to work on the next big startup idea.
Ramy inspires millions of his generation on his travel blog – on the open road.

On the Open Road revolves around the lives of these restless and dreamy 20-somethings as they battle their inner demons and the societal taboos to live life on their terms. It is an emotional journey of following one’s heart. The tale speaks of friendship, love and loss, happiness and depression, fear and conquest, dreaming and achieving.

Will they be able to embark on the journey to embrace their true selves? Or succumb to the hardships on their road to freedom?


This book is definitely worth reading as we all could relate to the characters very much. If you are in your twenties or if you struggling to find the purpose in life and facing challenges from the society you live in, this book will assure you that you are not alone.

I can personally relate to this book as I was dabbling into entrepreneurship at a very young age and this story relates to me very much. I like how the author has crafted a story that portrays the way the new generation looks at life.

A 4 star for this book!

Book Review: The Birthday Party by Ronald Destra

The Birthday Party by [Destra, Ronald, Destra, Juanita]

The Birthday Party


This is a great story for young readers, a delightfully fanciful picture book that appeals to kids and adults alike.

The Birthday Party is a book about a young Hebrew boy who turns twelve, but he believes everyone has forgotten his birthday including his parents and friends. He is disheartened by his friends and family not caring about his birthday, having to go through a hectic day while his friends are avoiding him in school not knowing they are planning to throw him the best surprise party ever!

Can his parents, Johnny and other friends pull off the best birthday party ever! Or will their surprise party turn to disaster?

Find out in this stunning story with an unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

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I thought that this book beautifully explained some of the things a child may go through as they grow up to become teenagers and how their emotions change along the way when their family or friends treat them differently. This book is about a boy who is turning twelve and his expectations for a birthday party. Although this book has colourful illustrations and may seem like a good read for children, adults like us too can relate to the story.

A 4.5 star for this short book

Book Review:Who Are We: Seeing Ourselves through the Eyes of One Another by Dr. Hussam Atef Elkhatib

Who Are We: Seeing Ourselves through the Eyes of One Another by [Elkhatib, Dr. Hussam Atef]

Who Are We: Seeing Ourselves through the Eyes of One Another


Understanding who we are is a concern that entails seeing ourselves through the eyes one another. It is a philosophy that involves thoughtfulness of the full picture, an empathetic vision that incorporates the nature of our awareness. That perception leads to how we react and interact with our surroundings. There, we’d utilize not only our rationale but also how we reason a variety of basics. Those fundamentals are foundations that incorporate our backgrounds, beliefs, affiliations, the level of our knowledge, and whom we believe we are, to name a few. We could accomplish an appropriate vision via a correct observation that considers all the elements. It is a foresight that requires a thorough analysis, and that’s what this book is all about.


This book walks us through the process of understanding how perspectives vary with our upbringings and the many factors that contribute to influence our perspectives. Reading this book will help you look beyond your very own upbringing to look at the world from a different lense. Some of the topics written in this book may be something we all are familiar with. However, the author had written them from a fresh point of view, which makes the whole thing interesting.

Book Review: Tom Durwood’s Historical Adventures


King James’ Seventh Company by Tom Durwood


“Too many!” cried Tarran, as she let blast the flintlock —

Yes, the obstacles are many, and time is short for the six young members of King James’ Seventh Company. To save Six Companies of scholars, this fellowship of teenagers must cross a most dangerous landscape.

It begins as the simplest of stories: a young book-keeper (Matthias Sykes) is loaned out to one of his firm’s clients. It seems there is some confusion in the client’s ledgers.

Matthias soon finds that the client is the King of England, and there is far more amiss in his kingdom than the ledgers. Dark and deadly forces swirl within Westminster Abbey, where eminent scholars are assembled to produce the world’s greatest book: The King James Bible.

Within these pages, readers will find revenge and heartbreak, anguish and love, secret identities, brave deeds in the face of overwhelming odds — and a new perspective on one of history’s great tales.


If you love books that have elements of historical fiction cutting across religion and Christianity, this book is for you! This book brings you to the point of time where the world awaits the release of a New Bible. The story revolves around Matthias who goes to work at one of his company’s client’s place. He then finds out truth about who the client really is. The plot thickens as he finds out further about the connection between the New Bible and the client. 

This story is just not a work of fiction. Beneath the story, lies the story of Apostle Paul and the actual mission of his travel across different places around the world. 

I wouldn’t want to further give away the essential aspects of this book as anyone interested in this genre should definitely grab a copy to enjoy the story on their own. A 5-star review. 



Ulysses S. Grant in China and other stories by Tom Durwood


Ulysses S. Grant in China and Other Stories “Gong Ji, Mister President!” cried Holcombe — Ulysses S. Grant’s little-heralded trip around the world is the setting for the title story in Tom Durwood’s collection of old-fashioned adventure fiction. Young protagonists take on all manner of obstacles in a wide range of historical eras. In these pages, you will take part in a violent battle over succession in the Benin kingdoms, meet a young clerk who gets pulled into a murderous plot in 17th century Amsterdam, witness revenge in a cowboy saloon, and much more. Readers of Johnny Tremain and Octavian Nothing will find themselves in familiar territory.



This book revolves around a a girl and her group of friends who battle against some of the issues surrounding the completion of Suez Canal, which offers a new perspective to the old history we are all familiar with. The drama is mainly on betrayal, friendship and struggles the characters face to rise against all odds in their endevour. I personally feel that this book would be a good fit for younger teenage readers who find books like the Famous Five interesting as the story gives a similar feel to one of those. 

The plot is somewhat interesting with fewer suspense elements when compared to the author’s King James’ Seventh Company book.

A 3.5 star for this book.


The Colonials by Tom Durwood


“War is not what you think it is,” warned the rifleman …

Especially the war of the American Revolution. Six rich kids, students at an unusual boarding school in the year 1775, admire the American Colonials from afar. They read all the Bostonians’ pamphlets, follow their battles, and collect souvenirs of the American rebellion.

One by one, each of the students is pulled into the global war for equality and liberty — with unexpected results. Each find that the struggle for human dignity is not quite what they had imagined.

The Colonials is an old-fashioned adventure story complete with swashbuckling fights, treachery, hidden identities and assassins.



I love the author’s idea of bringing students into the war of American Revolution. These rich kids were somehow forced by their circumstances to go into the war for human rights and that is when they actually come to understand that the struggle is not something that they had thought about before. I like how the author worked meticulously on the struggles the kids face in the story and this pulls readers directly into the story. The kids journeyed together as they find their own paths. Along the process, they provide a new perspective to history of American Revolution. 

A 4-star for this book.