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A Pennsylvania resident, Phil Giunta graduated from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and continues to work in the IT industry. Honestly, he would love nothing more than to escape corporate America and open his own bait and tackle shop, or explore outer space in a starship, which might allow him to open a bait and tackle shop on another planet. At least he has a plan, but we digress...
His first novel, a paranormal mystery called Testing the Prisoner, debuted in 2010 from Firebringer Press. His second novel in the same genre, By Your Side, was released in 2013.
Phil's short stories appear in such anthologies as ReDeus: Divine Tales, ReDeus: Beyond Borders, and Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity, which he also edited. He is currently editing the second book in that series, Elsewhere in the Middle of Eternity and has finished a paranormal mystery novella, Like Mother, Like Daughters.
Listen to Phil’s audio books at: http://podiobooks.com/contributor/phil-giunta/
on May 25, 2013 :
Loved it !
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on April 27, 2013 :
I am writing this review under the influence. . .
NyQuil, lots of fluids, lack of sleep, and body aches.
But it was such a effin phenomenal book, I could not wait any longer to post the review, Bubonic plague or no plague.
So what I am trying to say is: READ THIS BOOK!! It is one of best paranormal, psychic, ghost related supernatural books written. It surpasses books produced by a couple of the more "well known" ghost hunters out there. I cannot say enough about this book. Well written, well woven, spooky and haunting.
Everything about this book is wonderful. The writing style and the fact that it is so well thought out. You will love this book!
So buy it, now! It will be money well spent. I for one am happy I have a paperback for my shelves to show people.
My Review / Thoughts:
I think I have found my new favorite book. This has to be the best book I have read so far since the beginning of 2013. You know it's a friggen wonderful book when you're so into it you read it through being sick with the flu, dosed up on NyQuil and STILL trying to finish it. That's exactly where I was this week.
Sick and Addicted to Phil Giunta's, "By Your Side." There are so many reasons to love this book, but this sentence is what sealed the deal for me:
"It's generally easier to save someone from being victimized by others than it is to save them from themselves."
Why I love this book:
Miranda, the main character, is a psychic medium. The first chapter clenched my soul in a way no other book has so far. The author wrote her psychic experiences in so much depth, I could have sworn he was writing about me. I am a psychic medium. I related so much to the main character with here drive to help the spirits and help others, all the way to the manner in which she had her visions. When I can 'step into' the role of the characters in a book I am reading, FROM THE FIRST CHAPTER, I KNOW it's going to be a book I thoroughly enjoy.
This team was so well written, I swear the author watched my previous team's conduct and interpersonal relationships prior to writing. He has the mannerisms, quick jabs, humor and "game face" really well orchestrated, I could see it all play out with memories of my own team. If I didn't know better, I would swear Mr. Giunta was apart of a paranormal team.
The Hauntings and Plot Line
The experiences, the hauntings, the tales were so well woven together, there were no questions left behind. Well Done Phil, well done! The tale takes us back to the 40s, to the 70s and to current day and times. He was able to marry and intermingle so many aspects of the victims and suspects, I was constantly trying to figure out who it was that was the ring leader.
(reviewed the day of purchase)