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Monday, June 14, 2021

Facets of the Past: No Dark Deed Goes Unpunished by Monique Gliozzi - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Dr. Monique Gliozzi and her new book, “Facets of the Past: No Dark Deed Goes Unpunished,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Monique and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Facets of the Past: No Dark Deed Goes Unpunished

by Monique Gliozzi


GENRE:  Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural / Psychological



When Hank Gild is given the opportunity to take up his dream job, he accepts the offer with excitement. As a tour guide at the historical imperial castle on Lake Starnberg, Hank delights his guests with stories of the late Bavarian emperor-his antics, his precious artifacts and the mystery shrouding his death in 1886. But it seems that not all the castle's visitors are of pure heart. Before long, Hank is forced down a path of greed, deception and danger with no way out. A once happy and simple life unexpectedly becomes a treacherous nightmare. Who can he trust? Can Hank save himself before learning the ultimate lesson?



Munich is a fashionable city of historical wealth dating back to 1158, founded by Henry the Lion (Duke of Saxony). The city is not only beautiful for its Gothic architecture, but also for its natural surroundings, with the Alps, vast green hills and forests all making up the spectrum of such an indescribable paradise. A pleasant drive along winding country roads led me to the quaint lakeside Bavarian village of Starnberg, no more than twenty miles south west of the city.

The chill of the early spring morning was visible as I looked out over the lake from the comfort of the room I had rented at a local guest house. A thick layer of white mist hovered over the lake’s surface, concealing what lay in the dark water beneath. As a fan of ghost movies, I half expected to hear the cries of a wolf in the neighbouring forest, or spy a mysterious translucent figure slowly walking along the lake’s embankment.

The castle I was to visit that morning was not visible from where I stood, however with a bit of imagination I thought I could just make out the silhouette of its pointed roof. In the distance, the sun was beginning to rear its face, dimming the nocturnal light from the galaxy above. A creaking sound of old floorboards somewhere in the house interrupted my thoughts. The stillness of the chilly air in the room, accentuated by the cold floor beneath my bare feet, promptly propelled me to take refuge back under the warm bed covers, where I rested a while longer. The excitement of a new beginning couldn’t have prepared me for what would soon follow. 



Dear Fabulous and Brunette,

Thank you for hosting my latest novel Facets of the Past on your blog tour – what an honour!

I’d like to describe the cover art for this piece and how that all came about. The most exciting part of publication is working with a great team (Tellwell), who have given me cart blanch in regards to participating with the exterior design for each of my five novels (Foresight, Hunted, Vestige, Diversity and this newbie).

As depicted we have a crimson foundation, a unique baroque style castle perched on higher ground with a lake at its base. It’s important to remind oneself when creating art, is that the images should be striking enough to play with a reader’s curiosity, instigating a quick look at the blurb on the back cover. Furthermore, having one’s Bio just beneath the brief description of the narrative gives one the opportunity to instantly connect with the author (and at a subconscious level with the protagonists without even having read the first sentence)!

I grew up in Bavaria for some of my childhood and have always loved the mountainous and forested countryside of this part of the world. The late King Ludwig II of Bavaria had been renowned for extravagance, building multiple lavish estates, the most beautiful being Neuschwanstein Castle, which resembles the image on the cover. In addition to this, his death still remains a mystery – sadly his body was found in the Lake Starnberg adjacent to Schloss Starnberg which is not far from where I once attended school. Having visited the castle at an impressionable age left me fascinated with the King’s life and tragic demise. Thus, when it came to write a fictional suspenseful story on the background of historical facts, I couldn’t help but choose this particular location. Now at centre stage of the cover, an emerald shines!

This particular gem obviously relates to the title of the book - Facets of the Past. However, there is a dual meaning: firstly, all gemstones have facets in which light is captured and reflected creating such splendour, and secondly, history has numerous layers (facets) some of which are not so splendid and best left alone. During this phase of publication I found that listening to chamber music stimulated diverse ideas from which an appropriate choice needed to be made. Well here we are today- dear reader what you see is the final result.

Warm Regards and thank you all again.

Monique Gliozzi (Tellwell - 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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  1. Monique ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your intriguing new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    1. Hi Ally
      Thanks for hosting this on the tour.
      It’s such an awesome experience.

  2. Replies
    1. Hi there
      What fun it is to be able to enjoy the tour.

    2. Hi there
      What fun it is to be able to enjoy the tour.

  3. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  4. Sounds like a very good book.