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About Gabriella Messina
Always a spinner of tales, Gabriella Messina’s journey as an author began in the realm of screenwriting. Whether writing fantasy or crime fiction, short stories or full-length novels, Ms. Messina brings a fresh point of view and a snarky wisdom to her work, exploring science, justice, faith and feeling in equal measure.
In addition to her creative writing, Ms. Messina helps other authors reach their goal, designing book covers and graphics, and providing proofreading and editing services. When not writing, she enjoys indulging in her favorite “guilty pleasures”: coffee and chocolate, watching car racing with her son, and spending too much time looking at music videos online.
You can find more information about Gabriella Messina and her writing at her website, www.gabriellamessinawrites.com
Titles By Gabriella Messina
As the 20th century looms, a new kind of criminal is born… and the gods and heroes of the ancient world rise once more…
London, 1888. The city on the Thames lives in terror conjured by a madman dubbed “the Ripper.”
For Dr. Linus Hopkins, the brutal East End murders captivate his attention, luring him into the dark byways of Whitechapel… and into the path of the mysterious woman who bursts through his door one evening. At once, the young physician finds himself involved in an ancient battle between Good and Evil… a battle in which he must play a unique and timeless role, side-by-side with a legendary killer of men…
Raped by a god and cursed by a goddess, she has walked the Earth alone for millennia.
Years of solitude have hardened Medusa, and the loveliest of the Gorgons has long since resigned herself to her fate… until she meets Linus Hopkins. The young doctor is courageous, intelligent, and more than he seems… As evil stalks the women of Whitechapel, this unlikely pair must join forces to defeat the monstrous things among them… and face their ultimate destinies together.
Monstrous Things explores the legendary story of Jack the Ripper from a fresh, fantastic perspective. Featuring a cast of gods, titans, monsters, and historical persons, Monstrous Things blends fact and fiction and is perfect for fans of urban fantasy, historical fantasy, crime fiction, and adventure novels.
If you loved From Hell (starring Johnny Depp) or the Amazon series Carnival Row, you’ll love Monstrous Things! BUY NOW and enter the world of Monstrous Things today!
Forget what you think you know... the curses, the silver, the magic… all myths and legends…
Here’s the truth:
Werewolves are real… and they’re here… lurking in the shadows, in the dark alleys of Manhattan, leaving a trail of blood and death in their wake…
The violence in the city is no shock to Samantha Karolyi; as a cop, she’s seen -- and experienced -- her share. Right now, her priority is healing from a death-defying fall… and caring for her irascible grandfather, Ivan. Strange events intrude on her rehabilitation, though… A drug addict is gutted and left in an alleyway… A young thief commits suicide by bus… Bodies disappear from the City Mortuary…
Something is terribly wrong in the Big Apple.
When Sam’s curiosity leads to an encounter with a nightmarish creature of legend, she becomes infected with the “flu from hell”. Struggling through the physical and mental changes as she transforms into a werewolf, she must team up with a mysterious werewolf hunter to uncover the truth about the Manhattan werewolves and her family’s horrific legacy.
But the blood moon is on the rise… and Sam’s time is running out.
If you like witty dialogue, fast-paced action, or just love a well-written, graphic, and gory werewolf transformation, you’ll love Bloodline. Click the BUY NOW button and start reading Bloodline today!
When forensic photographer Kate Gardener steps in for her injured supervisor, the brash American ex-pat finds herself at the scene of a truly brutal murder. The naked, castrated body of a young pharmacist has been found at the edge of Regent's Park.
Gifted with acute sensitivity and a "photographic" memory, Kate is uniquely suited to capturing the details of crime scenes and seeing what others do not see. Something about this crime scene haunts her, though, and her frustration grows as the investigation proceeds.
After the victim is linked to the sensational decade-old murder of a young woman, and a second equally-brutal crime scene is discovered, Kate has to agree with New Scotland Yard's Murder Squad detectives that there is a definite link between the cases. Then crime scene photos go missing -- and a coworker's strange behavior takes center stage -- and Kate begins to fear that the murderer may be close to the case... and about to strike again.
Kate's instincts for solving crimes have always been spot-on... but finding the truth this time may be more dangerous than she could ever have imagined.
Patricius is a man of God, a Christian bent on bringing a new Light of Faith to the remote land where he was once a slave. It is a harsh and primitive land, though, and he soon finds himself confronted with suspicious minds, dangerous foes, and unbelievable creatures that challenge the very heart of his Faith.
To save our world, Christian and Druid, human and fae, must unite, and wage an epic battle to drive the darkest of evils from the Emerald Isle, and from the World.
Where Old Gods meet New… a Legend is Born…
“In my country, there are many stories of men-made-beasts by the light of the full moon… What if I told you… that the stories… were made true?”
It is 1947… The many victims of World War 2, the walking wounded who carried on, wandered throughout Europe, searching for family, friends, a new home… and justice.
Surviving the diabolical hell of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was only the beginning for Ivan Karolyi. He is on a single-minded mission to find the Nazi physician whose experiments turned him into a werewolf. His quest takes him to a refugee camp in Cyprus… and he soon has a new goal.
For the Zaslavsky family, finding justice in the aftermath of the war has been difficult. Reclaiming their family legacy has become their focus, and the dark-eyed Romanian who agrees to help them seems like a Godsend. But Ivan Karolyi is far more than he seems, and the bond between him and Anna Zaslavsky could spell disaster for the mission.
A fateful night in Paris reveals true motivations… And Ivan is soon torn between the promise he has made and a love that could change his destiny. Every family legacy has its beginning…
The Greatest Revenge is the exciting prequel in the Manhattan Werewolves series. If you like suspenseful action, fated love, and intelligent humor, you’ll love this fast-paced, globe-trotting tale.
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Drawing from medieval fantasies like King Arthur and the historical turmoil of 12th century Wales, QUEEN'S GAMBIT brings together romance, adventure, intrigue, humor, and a fantastic group of colorful characters. In this classic adventure fantasy set against a historical backdrop, a solitary woman, cursed by her family’s legacy of lycanthropy, sets out to redeem her father’s honor and reclaim her royal birthright with the help of a group of thieves...
For Lyssa ab Korin, memories of home and family bring nothing but pain. The daughter of the late lord of Kenworth Hall has roamed the mountains and marshes of late 12th century Wales for over a decade – since the night the king’s soldiers invaded her home and took her family’s lives and honor. It was also the first night she transformed, a shock that even her father could not have anticipated, for the ancient curse of her family had always touched only the men… until her. Now the moon held sway over her in all its phases until she learned to master it for herself.
Tired of running, Lyssa resolves to regain her family honor and lands in the only way she believes she can; she will kidnap the “mad king,” whose fragile mind has become unhinged and turned against all, even his own family... She will force him to redeem her father's name and restore her family's honor, and more...
Lyssa knows she cannot accomplish this feat alone... She'll need help. For this Queen's Gambit to succeed, she will need the most valiant, clever, and daring men of all...
If you're a fan of swashbuckling adventure, breathtaking romance, and the humor and heart of The Princess Bride, you will love QUEEN'S GAMBIT. Click the BUY NOW and get your copy today!
The Wild West - a lonely, windswept backdrop of arid plains and mountainous ranges inspiring the fantasies of many with its lawless mythology.
In truth, the West was wild for only 30 years in American history, so why not dip into the minds of three of your favourite authors and see how they have brought to life the wild, unrestrained and lawless nature of many of the West's residents. These three stories will inspire your minds and tease your romantic notions of what life was like to be Branded in the West, including a tempting glimpse into the dramatised true story of The Daltons in the Road to Elmwood.
Will you fall in love with a simple cowboy as he roams the ranges, or will your heart be captured by an outlaw, reformed or otherwise?
Lawyer Ethan Warwick is found murdered, his body bound to the Traitor's Gate. The body has barely reached the morgue, though, before an explosive crime rocks an entire neighborhood in South London.
Tensions run high when a popular Muslim Youth leader is injured in the blast and the Murder Squad detectives are drawn into the investigation when a body is found in the rubble... with stab wounds.
Kate Gardener struggles to work with Anti-Terror officers hovering around Lambeth, while the situation involving the Cavendish Club reaches fever pitch... One member is gunned down and now even the Prime Minister's life is in danger.
In pursuit of justice for the dead and the living, Kate finds herself between a rock and a hard place as she decides what she is prepared to do... and to sacrifice... in the place Where Death Rejoices.
A jeweler is found dead in his shop, and a parcel of gemstones is missing. It seems like a cut-and-dried burglary to the Met detectives, until a second crime scene is discovered in the bakery next door.
Crime never takes a holiday… and apparently neither does Kate Gardener.
All Forensic Photographer Kate Gardener wants for her Holidays is peace, quiet, and anise cookies. Instead, the American expat's trip to the local Italian bakery places her knee-deep in grand theft and murder two days before her first Christmas in London.
Featuring characters from the popular Kate Gardener Mysteries series
This story takes place between books 2 and 3.
For New Scotland Yard detectives Hagen and Pierce, the finger of motive points to the rowdy bunch trying to stop construction on the site… at least until a second body enters the equation. Now the detectives have two separate cases to juggle as they search for the link between them, if there is one.
Follow the Patterns…
Links are foremost on Kate Gardener’s mind. As she gets closer to the heart of the decade-old murder involving the members of the posh “Cavendish Club”, she realizes she may have bitten off more than she can safely chew. Constantly tailed by a pair of thugs, Kate is shaken when a violent attack nearly takes a friend’s life. The sudden return of Kate’s ex, and Cavendish member, Parris Devereux makes it clear that she’s closer to uncovering the truth than ever before… Too close.
One thing is certain… Evil may wear many masks, but it never stays hidden for long.
A well-known philanthropist and a female escort are found dead, presumably in the throes of passion. Kate Gardener knows there’s a lot that’s not right at this crime scene, and as the intricate case begins to unfold, more suspects – and victims – are added to the mix. This case has dark and dangerous roots, and Kate suspects that not only is nothing in this case what it seems, but it could be the key to a case from the past…
Crack the code… if you dare…
Cryptic writing and coded transactions… As Detective Constable Paul Owens wades through the files of a questionable (and deceased) tattoo artist with ties to the infamous Mary Stoner, he uncovers a secret web of crime stretching across Europe. Filled with trails of money and mayhem, the files also yield a shocking revelation… One that touches lives closer to home, and could shake the halls of Parliament, the Met, and beyond if revealed.
Nothing hides the truth forever.
When a scandalous tabloid reporter is gunned down in broad daylight, the question isn’t who did it, but who wouldn’t? The man had “dirt” on some of the biggest names in politics and business, and rumor has it he was ready to break something big… a scandal that could threaten the upcoming elections, and even the very foundations of government.
Caught up in a tide of crime and controversy, where friend and foe alike are poised upon the razor’s edge…
DS Richard Pierce finds his career and his reputation in peril when he is accused of planting evidence to frame the “Cathgate Ripper”, a vicious serial killer whose trial is poised to begin. Convinced of his innocence, Kate Gardener races desperately to gather evidence to salvage the case and exonerate Pierce.
Kate has balanced on that edge before… but will she be able to save her friends without falling from grace herself?