Set on the stages of seedy comedy clubs, Charleston Cranston and Gary Giordano are on the cusp of comedic greatness: broke, wasted, and floundering through life. As Charleston turns 30, he faces an existential crisis. His comedy career slipping down the gutter, he considers leaving the life. That is until his fat-assed friend Giordano pilfers one of his precious joke ideas. After that, it’s comedy Jihad to the death, and there can be only one.

“I freakin’ loved this book! …If you like comedy and comedic fiction, this is a must-read!”

-N.N. Light

“Giambrone has a way with words and telling a story, and this story works.”

Amy’s Bookshelf

“This is a great story following the battle to be top comedian. I really enjoyed it and recommend everyone checking it out.”

-JBronder Reviews 

” Joe Giambrone has crafted a compelling read that’s better than being seated at a live show.”

-Underground Book Reviews

“I recommend this book to anyone looking
for a good laugh.”

Theresa on Goodreads

“If you’re into comedy then this is definitely a book for you.”

-A Book’s Eternal Glory

“Clearly, if you think being funny is easy, you will be enlightened in ways you couldn’t imagine!”

Tome Tender Book Blog

“A must read for any adult readers out there interested in the behind the scenes aspect of stand up comedy, be prepared for a sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic and often vulgar filled adventure.”

Author Anthony Avina


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A mysterious weapon invades every screen, and society is instantly thrown into chaos. Kaylee Colton’s life is devastated when her brother is infected by the mind weapon and he attempts to kill her, after stabbing their mother.

Kaylee flees from her house but finds that she too has been damaged by the mind weapon. She can no longer speak. Her once peaceful neighborhood explodes into total war.

Escaping the bloodshed, Kaylee slowly loses her mind as she hides out in an abandoned home. She then learns that a resistance has formed at a local high school, and she accompanies a strange boy to join in the fight.

Transfixion tells the struggle between militarism and pacifism, war and peace, as Kaylee Colton becomes the key to unlocking the secret of the hypnosis weapon.


5-Star Reviews

“There is nothing about Transfixion that won’t excite you and keep you reading late into the night. So if you’re ready for an ‘end of days’ novel with a one-of-a-kind experience, I say you order now and buckle up.”

–Kimberly’s Book Spot

“This book was AMAZING! …I loved this story! It was action-packed, constantly moving, and definitely worth the read!”

–Reading My Reality

“Every so often, you read a book that makes you stay up till all hours of the morning just so you can finish it.  Transfixion  is that book.”

–Kelly Smith Reviews

“Loved it!!! I couldnt stop reading!!! …Fast paced page turner!!!!! Can’t wait to see more by this new author!!!!”

–Sharon Holland, Book Heathens 

“The plot was brilliant. Kaylee is both brave and resourceful, showing strong characterization. This book is well worth its price.”

–Book Mistress Blog

“With every specific detail mentioned and the variety of the characters this book is way more than one can think of. Truly one of the best reads I ever had.”

–Janak Mistry, Author of Journey in Time with Timeless Memories


Much thanks to readers for all your wonderful reviews!

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