Good Morning everyone!
The first book I ever published was An Unconventional Family, back in 2009. It was always my intention of turning it into a trilogy, but life got in the way, especially when I had my health decline.
I was in so much pain, anxiety crippled my brain, and was even hospitalized. There, they diagnosed me with PRES ( Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome ) It was such a scary diagnosis! For my sanity, I HAD TO focus on the word “reversible.” This was when I decided I needed to take my life back.
With the ketogenic diet, not only did i lose 50 lbs, BUT my brain was returned to me. I am so blessed to tell you that I have since reversed the syndrome, too. No more blood pressure pills, no more anxiety, no more debilitating pain. And Bonus: I CAN WRITE AGAIN!!!
With all the characters back on speaking terms with me, I have been on cloud 9 getting their stories out. I am a sucker for good redemption stories.
Marvin Costa, alias AZRAEL, is a hit man, but he does have a strict code. He only kills the guilty, never women or children. When he meets Keiko Akashimi, by chance in an abandoned warehouse, he finds out she had just been orphaned by his arch nemesis. Of course, he will take her case pro-bono. Carmen Moreno, his on-off girlfriend for 10 years, has had enough. Especially when she thinks he got some girl from Chinatown pregnant. Keiko was their missing link. Will he be able to keep them both safe and retire?
An Unconventional Family received an honorable mention in the 2009 Hollywood Book Festival. The new and improved second edition is now available on Kindle and Amazon.
10 years later, (in real life too, funnily enough), the same family along with some new characters are back. Carmen and Marvin have a wonderful marriage. Giovanni is a lively boy who can hold his own against bullies. Keiko is now 18 and struggling to find herself and to let the past stay there. The family is clashing, but what better way to bring them together than good old fashioned domestic terrorism? AN UNBREAKABLE FAMILY is now available on Kindle and Amazon.
This is an international, action-packed adventure that will keep you turning the pages into the wee hours of the night. These characters are so alive, they might as well be real people. They came to me in a time of need and urgency. For that, I will always be grateful.
Book 3 will also be set 10 years after Book 2, but it won’t take 10 years to write. I promise. It will be available spring of 2021.
Thank you readers and supporters. Without you, stories gather dust and become forgotten.
I’m on Twitter @authorbombonato where I love to talk about books. I am also on Instagram @nerdyketonian where I talk about my ketogenic journey and my dogs.
Times have been tough and weird with this pandemic. What better way to do social distancing than to remain together on social media?
Stay safe, everyone. And happy reading.