Saturday, October 13, 2012


Title: The Accidental Don
Author - Guy J. Tirondola

Date Published: 3/2012

About the Book . . . 
Locals in a small southern coastal village come to fear Donato De Luca, the stranger who has settled among them, whom they wrongly surmise to be a Mafia don. Donato, a bar owner from Newark, on the run, falsely accused of stealing money from the mob, uses his new-found evil identity as a force for good, combating hatred, bigotry, superstition, and finally confronting the mob boss who has arrived to kill him.

Donato’s journey reveals that some men are born wicked, some men achieve wickedness, and some men have wickedness thrust upon them

About the Author . . .          

Award-winning short-story writer was raised in Newark, NJ, and summered in Beaufort, SC.  He is a denizen of city streets and salt marshes.  This cultural mélange informs his writing sensibilities.  He brings an insider’s perspective to THE ACCIDENTAL DON. 

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Reader Review . . . 

Donato De Luca is in a jam.  Local Mafia boss Ritchie the Boot has accused him of stealing $10,000 from him, and things aren't going so well at home either.  When he hatches a plan to take his family and hide in Beaufort, SC, he has no idea how a simple misunderstanding will change everything forever.

With a cast of colorful characters and  a series of misadventures, Guy Tirondola has hit it out of the ballpark with his first novel.  I read this through in one evening because I couldn't stop reading.  He sends up Mafiosos and Southerners in one novel; not an easy feat.  

4 stars

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
- A C Grayling


amweeks said...

Darn! This is the 2nd of your giveaways that I wanted to enter...but the Rafflecopter form doesn't appear.

Tammy Cuevas said...

Sorry about the mixup! The HTML code they sent me only provided a link to the Rafflecopter form. If you will click on the words "Rafflecopter giveaway", it will take you to the form. Again, I'm sorry.


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