- Describe yourself.
- What is your favourite fruit flavour?
- What is your favourite day of the week?
- Which is your favourite time of the day?
- Are you a morning person or a night person?
- What is your favourite breakfast meal?
- What is your favourite colour and why?
- Which is your most favourite book ever?
- What kind of music do you like?
- Which is your favourite genre of films?
- Which is your most favourite place in this Earth?
- Which animal would you want to be and why?
- If you could have a luncheon with any 3 people (real or fictitious), who would you choose and why?
- If you were granted 3 wishes, what would you ask for? Cure my mom, help a person close to my heart find her way through life, make me accept what I don’t want to.
- If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the 5 things that you would want to survive? My Kindle, a charger, a way to convert swearwords into electricity (because as soon as my Kindle dies you’ll hear me ‘complaining,’ therefore better put my unhappiness to work otherwise item 2 is useless), a knife for all the magnificent sushi I’m going to eat, sunblock (I’m the only Italian who can’t stand the sun. I blame twelve years in Washington State for that.)
- If you could be anyone, who would you be?
- What is the one thing you wish you could change in yourself?
- What is the one thing you wish you could do if given the chance?
- What would you do if you won the lottery?
- If you knew that this was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it?
- Were you a naughty kid or a nice kid?
- What was the happiest moment in your life?
- Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
- What is the weirdest/craziest thing you have ever done?
- What is your definition of an incredible weekend?
- Which is the best holidays you have ever had?
- Have you got a phobia you want to share?
- What makes you angry?
- What do you do when you feel sad?
- Who or what inspires you?
- Congratulations! Now you can freely rant about your book(s) and/or projects.
I write dystopian science fiction love stories. My latest project is a series called The Ginecean Chronicles and is set on the planet Ginecea, a dark, matriarchal version of Earth. On Ginecea, women rule over a race of enslaved men and heterosexual love is considered a perversion. I have already published The Priest and Pax in the Land of Women, respectively the first and the second book in the series. Currently, I’m working on the editing of Prince of War, the third installation in the Ginecean Chronicles. Meanwhile, I’m writing a fourth book set in the same universe.
Mauricio is a slave. Like any man born on Ginecea, he is but a number for the pure breed women who rule over him with cruel hands. Imprisoned inside the Temple since birth, Mauricio has never been outside, never felt the warmth of the sun on his skin. He lives a life devoid of hopes and desires. Then one day, he hears Rosie sing. He risks everything for one look at her and his life is changed, forever. An impossible friendship blossoms into affection deemed sinful and perverted in a society where the only rightful union is between women. Love is born where only hate has roots and leads Mauricio to uncover a truth that could destroy Ginecea.
Pax in the Land of Women
Love doesn’t obey preordained rules. Sometimes, social status and gender mean nothing. The purest of affections can be born between two people living in different worlds. In a society where women rule over an enslaved race of men and love between a woman and man is considered a perversion, Pax’s and Prince’s union is destined for a tragic end. Coming from an existence of privilege, Pax has never endured harshness. She has never had any reason to doubt the rules Ginecea was built on. Everything changes when she is sent to spend her summer on a desolate farm and is exposed to the ongoing brutalities against defenseless men. A wrong turn leads her to witness Prince’s thrashing at the hands of the guards. One look from him and Pax’s perfect life is shattered, the memory of his dark eyes haunting her night and day. As a pure breed, born to one of the most prestigious family in Ginecea, she would have never thought it possible to fall in love with a man. Marked as a sinner, Pax abjures her ancestry to save Prince’s life. She hopes they can disappear into the desert, but social prejudice and political schemes give them no respite. The Priestess, the ruler of all Ginecea, has other plans for Pax Layan and her family.