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Joe Cosentino | 288 comments The first industry review for COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK is 5-stars! “I loved this story. It carries you through the full range of emotions, from joy to sadness, from happiness to anger. The characters are beautifully written. I can feel for every foible, fault and fear they have. I love most of them, and hate a few. There are a few surprises in the story and a segment where I needed tissues. I see that there is a second story coming, I look forward to a return visit to the Cove.” Thanks, Laurie Peterson of TBR Pile. NineStar Press http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/reviews/... http://ninestarpress.com/product/cozz...


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Joe Cosentino | 288 comments 5 Star Review for COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK! “poignant and full of beautiful imagery. It's one crazy mix of characters, all weird and wonderful in their own way” “It made me laugh out loud, cry and want to snuggle up with someone I loved. I couldn't have asked for more.” Divine Magazine http://divinemagazine.net/release-day...


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Joe Cosentino | 288 comments 5 star review for COZZI COVE: BOUNCNG BACK! “Heartbreaking and heartwarming, sweet beginnings for some, sour endings for others, emotions jumping off the page as you turn eagerly to read more, welcome to Cozzi Cove. The author measured his scales to perfection in delivering the perfect balance of love, laughter and tears in this sexy, fun filled holiday romance entwined with some sadness. Summer magic waved it's wand at all who visited and stayed at Cozzi Cove and I was one of those who wanted to stay.” Three Books Over the Rainbow
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message 4: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments “If you like a lot of angst, some humor, love, sadness (be sure to have a couple of boxes of tissue handy), and some hot sensual man-sex, I highly, highly recommend this book. I loved all of the Joe Cosentino’s books, but I think this is my favorite to date! I am ready for book 2!” Thank you Cathy Brockman Romance for the 5 star review!
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message 5: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments 5 Star Review of COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK: “Joe Cosentino has the amazing ability to combine heartwarming, feel good moments with droll, sometimes biting humor, along with insights into the frailties and peccadillos of being human.” “Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back is the very finest in literary fiction with a romance theme, yet it’s more than just that—it’s about human connections and empathy and finding a way out of the fear and inertia faced by so many. It’s also about courage and strength, about respect and coming to terms with all that life has to offer, and it’s about letting go. I loved this book and look forward to the next in the series. This is a highly recommended read, well-deserving of Five Stars.” http://ggr-review.com/cozzi-cove-boun...


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Joe Cosentino | 288 comments Here’s another 5-star review of COZZI COVE: BOUNCNG BACK! “Cosentino tells the stories of the guests and owners at Cozzi Cove as separate yet intertwining stories, a delivery style that’s genius. It’s a bit like watching segments unfold in soap opera fashion.” “While the story is rife with the humor and lighthearted romance I’ve come to associate with Joe Cosentino, it also addresses several serious topics associated with the gay community: homophobia, stereotyping and coming out.”
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Joe Cosentino | 288 comments I am thrilled to report COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK won Book of the Month (March) on the TBR Pile! Thank you everyone who voted for it, and thank you Laurie Peterson for the 5-star review! http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/reviews/... NineStar Press


message 8: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments Thank you Natosha Wilson of Inked Rainbow Reads for the 5 Star Review of COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK! “There were parts that were hilarious, parts that were serious, parts that were happy and parts that were sad. Regardless of the emotion that the character was portraying at that moment, I was able to feel it myself.” “an amazing book.” “I also truly loved the storyline.” http://myBook.to/Cozzi_Cove_BB


message 9: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments “readers will meet a variety of characters that creates a soap opera intrigue, unlike any other novel read. This story will definitely keep readers guessing with every page. Only when readers reach the last page does everything become known. It’s addictive. Cozzi Cove is a brand new series that will keep Joe Cosentino’s readers on their toes and begging for more. I laughed, cried, and fell in love with this latest novel.” Thank you Danielle Urban of Universal Creativity Inc. for the 5-star review of COZZI COVE: BOUNCNG BACK (book 1 in the Cozzi Cove beach series) published by NineStar Press!
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message 10: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments 20% off through 6/29 for COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK, the first novel in my Cozzi Cove beach series. Happy summer! “Heartbreaking and heartwarming, sweet beginnings for some, sour endings for others, emotions jumping off the page as you turn eagerly to read more, welcome to Cozzi Cove. The author measured his scales to perfection in delivering the perfect balance of love, laughter and tears in this sexy, fun filled holiday romance entwined with some sadness. Summer magic waved it's wand at all who visited and stayed at Cozzi Cove and I was one of those who wanted to stay.” Three Books Over the Rainbow http://ninestarpress.com/product/cozz...


message 11: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments I'm excited to report that Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (book 1) and Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (book 2) did so well in e-book that NineStar Press released them today in paperback on their web site and at all major retail outlets (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.). Don't miss what Divine Magazine called “poignant and full of beautiful imagery. It's one crazy mix of characters, all weird and wonderful in their own way” “It made me laugh out loud, cry and want to snuggle up with someone I loved. I couldn't have asked for more.” “In the magical world of Cozzi Cove, a vacation paradise for gay men in a very gay-friendly town, anything and everything can happen.”

And don't miss my article on why and how I created the series: http://ninestarpress.com/tuesday-tale.... See you at the beach!

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message 12: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments Rainbow Award Honorable Mention 2015-2016 Contemporary Romance for COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK! "As a whole the story shines...the story is never dull and ends satisfyingly." http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com


message 13: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments I’m also excited to report that COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK (book 1 in the Cozzi Cove series published by NineStar Press) received Third Place for Best Fiction Book of 2016 on Urban Books Reviews. Congratulations Cal Cozzi and the gang!
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message 14: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments Thank you Levi of OptimuMM for the terrific review of Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (book 1 in my Cozzi Cove series published by NineStar Press), which also received a Rainbow Award Honorable Mention, TBR Pile Favorite Book of the Month Award, and 3rd Place Favorite Novel of the Year at Urban Book Reviews! “This book is extremely well written and all the stories are equally compelling and cleverly crafted. There are moments when, just as you think you know what’s going on, the truth emerges and turns out to be something quite different….Cal’s guests are an amusing and heart wrenching mixed bag of people, all of whom I found irresistible in their own way….So many wonderful, poignant and often funny stories are told here….It’s a real roller coaster of a ride that’s finished off perfectly as the guests spend their last day at Cozzi Cove then check out to move on with their lives.” http://goo.gl/YVNoxJ And don’t miss Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (book 2), Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out (book 3), and Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings (releasing March 27)! Joe Cosentino http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com


message 15: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments “In the hands of Chase Johnson's narration, Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back was a unique and wonderful listening experience that I highly recommend…There were many times I had to tap pause whilst listening to this story; often because I was giggle-snorting at Joe’s wit, double entendres, and absurdist humour. At other times I was moved to tears by the journey of characters I’d come to love…As the occupants arrive, and book into the bungalows, we meet a delightfully varied group of vacationers. Some are looking to make changes in their lives, some are looking for love, some for lust. There are beginnings and endings, love and loss, laughter and tears, coming over the course of the week, and no one, not even Cal, will be the same again… With the help of superb narration and voice characterization you become totally absorbed and just let the magic take you away.” Thank you Janice Birnie of DIVINE Magazine for the 5-star review of the Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back audio book, published by NineStar Press! (TBR Pile Favorite Book of the Month, Rainbow Award Honorable Mention). https://www.divinemagazine.biz/audiob...


message 16: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments “I loved all the different voices for each character and the emotion he (Chase Johnson) brings forth…each storyline is fabulous. I sat on the edge of my chair wondering who was going to fall for who and if it was all going to be happy endings. If you like a lot of angst, some humor, love, sadness, (be sure to have a couple of boxes of tissue handy), and some hot sensual man-sex, I highly, highly recommend this book. I loved all of Joe Cosentino's books, but I think this is my favorite to date! I am ready for book 2!” Thank you Cat from TTC Books and More for your five-star review of the audio book of the first Cozzi Cove novel, Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, performed by Chase Johnson, and published by NineStar Press!
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message 17: by Joe (last edited Mar 26, 2018 02:48PM) (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments A+ review from Top to BOTM Podcast for Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (e-book, paperback, and audiobook), the first Cozzi Cove novel, published by NineStar Press. I'm tickled by the positive comments about the humor, deep characters, and plot twists and turns. There's more to come in the already published next three novels in the series. BTW, the fifth novel, Cozzi Cove: Happy Endings, releases in August!
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Jon (jon_michaelsen) | 187 comments Whoo-hoo; congrats, Joe!!


message 19: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments Jon wrote: "Whoo-hoo; congrats, Joe!!"

Thanks, Jon!
Joe
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message 20: by Joe (new)

Joe Cosentino | 288 comments Don't miss the 40% off sale for Pride month on my first four Cozzi Cove novels: https://ninestarpress.com/authors/joe...

“There is plenty to feast upon within each sudsy storyline, including intrigue, deception, desire, romance, and sex….As the pages turn quickly and events unfold, the ensuing antics are irresistibly entertaining, but more importantly the characters are likeable and deserve our genuine interest and concern as some of their relationships are put to the test. Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings is clearly just that -- the beginning -- for Cal and Michael, and this highly engaging, enjoyable novel examines both their past and present history as proof that they were destined to be together.” Edge Media Network

“I have loved every single word written in this series, every character, every couple and each and every story that goes with them. From the very first book I knew this was going to be a place I would fall in love with and the world that the author has created is just wonderful…The stories are all imaginative and unlike some longer series, it never gets repetitive, there is a new twist for every character. Well written, well thought out.” Books Laid Bare Boys

“Joe Cosentino’s wit, humour, and extraordinary imagination make each Cozzi Cove novel a joy to read. His descriptive writing of even the most simple situations will make you smile in delight, giggle snort and sometimes laugh out loud…Every character is multilayered, fascinating and perfectly integrated into the plot line…I adore this series and can’t recommend this book highly enough. Divine Magazine


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