Look Who Dropped By Today: Giovanni Valentino


Here’s a head’s up for all of those who have an eclectic taste in reading. If you’re looking for something beyond the realm of romance, check out Alternate Hilarities, An anthology of humorous stories in science fiction, fantasy and horror. The anthology is edited by Giovanni and published by Strange Musings Press.  It was released a week ago and is available for your reading entertainment. Don’t forget to check out your chance to win  a gift card at the end of the blog.

About the Alternate Hilarities: 

Along time ago in a city in central New York  ….

Alternate Hilarities

Episode 1

Back from the Dead

In the early nineties, a man had a dream. A dream of funny stories in his favorite genres, Science fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Not just a joke at the end of the episode like the original Star Trek or the occasional gem from Douglas Adams, but all the time.

So the small press fan-zine, Alternate Hilarities was born. Six issues were produced against his ex-wife’s express wishes.

And they were terrible! 

Just Terrible!

It looked semiprofessional but proofing was not his strong suit. He had no funds to hire a proof reader and let’s face it, volunteers suck.

But the stories were great. Many talented authors sent in great funny stories.  With concepts like games show in the afterlife, the last man alive and the secret life of a teenaged mad scientist.

But in the end, the cost of publishing his pet project became too much and the zine was retired.

Now, two decades later, the overhead and distribution issues of the small press have almost disappeared with the advent of eBooks.  With a new partner in crime who can do line edits, with a professional level understanding of spelling, grammar and punctuation, the man decided to give his old love a second shot.

So, here it is, The New and Improved Alternate Hilarities. We have Alien invasions and Abductions, Time Travel, Ghost Ships, Demonic Possessions, Flatulent Clowns, Body Switching, Talking Monkeys and Feghoots.

That’s right, I said Feghoots.

Google it.

So off we go. With Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Halitosis for all!

Halitosis? WTF? I mean Polarity?

Not Again! I mean H I l a r I t y?

Damn AutoCorrect!

With Stories by ….

Aaron AustinIsabel SterlingDay Al-MohamedBrenda AndersonJason Bougger – Gavin Cameron  – A.B. RinklinDan DoerfleinJohn H. DromeyChristine EdwardsJaimie M. EngleEric James SpannermanSteve EslingLaura Thurston – Ronald FriedmanJay FullerDanielle GalesSteven Grassie –Cathy Greco – James E. GuinShari L Klase  – Felicia Lee – Lance ManionDaniel McPherson –Jez PattersonM. Kelly Peach  Clay SheldonChuck RothmanJosh Strnad – Giovanni Valentino – Adam Millard

Mark it to read and check out more about the book on  Goodreads.

Buy Links:

Amazon                     Smashword



           1st prize:    $50 Amazon Gift Card

          2nd prize:    $25 Amazon Gift Card

          3rd prize:     $10 Amazon Gift Card

Here’s your Passport to win




Author: mhsusannematthews

Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have sold 24 other manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.

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