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True Crime Meets Hollywood’s Golden Age

A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime

A MURDER IN HOLLYWOOD takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of Lana Turner's storied existence, blending the suspense of a thriller with the poignancy of a true-life saga. This book peels back the layers of Hollywood's golden age, revealing a world where the glitz and glamor of the screen concealed a reality marked by personal struggles and dangerous liaisons. Turner's life story is a riveting production with a star-studded cast, dramatic plot twists, and emotional depth that captivates from the opening chapter to her closing credits.

Complex Family History Unfolds


Valenza Publishing is emerging as a trailblazer in the literary world. They are making waves with its first official release, in J.T. McGee’s THRALL. Their first book, EMPIRE OF THE VOID, was self-published, and THREE SHORT HORROR STORIES was put onto Kindle before Valenza Publishing became a registered business. From its conception, Valenza Publishing has been about finding authors with a story to tell who don't have the means, time, or resources to self-publish and don't have the connections to go through a traditional publishing house or agent. They want to give authors the freedom that comes with self-publishing and the quality and presence of traditionally published books, thus creating a new paradigm in the literary world.

Realism in Eerie Tales

Three Short Horror Stories

Attention all seekers of the extraordinary, the creepy, the spooky, and those who love the darkest corners of their imaginations! Andrew Valenza, fresh off his release of the Sci-Fi journey “Empire of the Void,” invites you to strap in and join the adventure with THREE SHORT HORROR STORIES. These tales of terror are more than just your average spooky bedtime stories; this is a thrilling ride through suspense, deep-seated emotions, and the always-intriguing unknown. From voices of the beyond, a trip down the brutal fight against cancer and the mystery that comes along, and a journey into the emptiness of space, Valenza will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Advocacy Amplified Through Alicia’s Voice

Inverse Cowgirl

Delve into the captivating universe of INVERSE COWGIRL, where Alicia Roth Weigel exposes her life story from birth, deeply intertwined with her advocacy for the intersex community. Each chapter is rich with sentiment, akin to a director’s commentary detailing every bit of a scene. Instead of the silver screen, though, Alicia uses the canvas of her own body, using tattoos as bookmarks of her life's most poignant moments. This method, unique and endearing, anchors the narrative, ensuring readers remain hooked.

Hartmann's Macabre Love Letter to Horror Genre

101 Horror Books to Read Before You're Murdered

Straying from my usual crypt of celluloid critiques, today we unearth a chilling collection of literary creations, curated in Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann's anthology, 101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU'RE MURDERED. This treasury of haunting tales is a comprehensive guide for seasoned and brand-new readers venturing into horror literature's eerie abyss.