Sunday, February 7, 2021

Stories of Life and Death – #Giveaway #ShortStories #ReviewTour @GliozziMonique

Diversity cover


Diversity is a delightful collection of short stories taking the reader on a charismatic adventure mixed with suspense, drama, and even humour.

A close shave with death in The Twin, a humorous account of the stubborn character in The Mask, the romantic and comical rendezvous of Burning Love, the ghostly memories of the El Caballo Inn, and so much more!

Gliozzi's exploration of diverse themes invites us to experience and acknowledge the colourfulness of life itself.


DISCLAIMER: While some themes in this book may be based on real events, the following stories are fictitious. Certain long-standing institutions, public offices and agencies are mentioned, but the characters involved are entirely imaginary. Any resemblance to actual persons living or deceased is entirely coincidental.


Walking into the dining area, I note the bar tender, his back turned to me, busily polishing the glassware. Caroline, the maître d’, is going over the booking sheet when the phone rings.

Hello? Yes it is…That’ll be fine, Monsieur Cameron. See you at seven.” I overhear her using a slight French intonation. Something catches my eye in the quaint foyer where guests are requested to wait before being seated. There are several photos and awards decorating the wall, but one particular portrait stands out. It’s of me. I move closer to see the newspaper article under the photo. The headline reads, “Good Samaritan Dies in Freak Accident.”

Suddenly, without needing to read on, disturbing images flood my consciousness. The car by the roadside. A young woman. The flat tire. Me offering assistance, then moving from the shoulder of the road to the driver’s side to unhinge the trunk locking mechanism. The screeching of wheels. The smell of burned rubber. A sudden thud. Then darkness. No pain, just darkness.

Now, I am back in La Petite Cuisine. Still in shock, I take in the surroundings and activity in my restaurant. Everything makes sense. I’ve misinterpreted the behavior of the living. I’m dead.

About the Author

Born in Dublin, Dr Monique Gliozzi, a graduate from the University of Western Australia medical school, has a keen interest in forensic sciences and psychiatry. She works as a psychiatrist in Perth, with ties to the UWA School of Psychiatry, where she has had a role as a senior clinical lecturer. Her love for teaching granted her a nomination for an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016.

Monique also holds an interest in aviation. She trained at the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, where she obtained a commercial pilot licence. Following this, Monique completed her instructor rating and is now working on a casual basis as a senior flight instructor.

Monique rekindled her passion for writing starting with the fictional thriller Foresight, followed by Hunted and ghostly encounters in Vestige. Her latest book, Diversity, is a compilation of entertaining short stories of different genres.

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Monique Gliozzi will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Jeanna Massman said...

I like the cover! The colors are amazing.

Lisabet Sarai said...

Welcome to Beyond Romance, Monique! I hope your tour has gone really well.

I love the cover, too!

L.C. said...

I saw a review for this which mentioned the pandemic and "a hypochondriac and germaphobe loses his only mask he had left." which caught my eye!

aerokorngal said...

Great colour scheme with the cover! reneela2000(at)

monique gliozzi said...

Dear All,
thanks for the wonderful opportunity to share this with you.
I have enjoyed being on the tour.
Warm Regards

Linda Fast said...

I enjoyed reading the Excerpt, this sounds like a good read that I would enjoy.

Audrey Stewart said...

I am a big fan of Monique Gliozzi. I have loved reading all her books. She also has the best looking covers.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Karinski said...

Love the Cover and it sound like an interesting read

Fiona McGier said...

What an interesting concept. And I enjoy reading books that are a collection of shorter stories.

Sherry said...

This sounds like a very interesting book.

L.C. said...

I also like the cover a lot.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post and awesome giveaway :)

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