Charlie's Books

Charlie's Books
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Our motto ...

Leave the (political) party. Take the cannoli.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela

Right now 6 Stella crime novels are available on Kindle for just $.99 ... Eddie's World has been reprinted and is also available from Stark House Press (Gat Books).

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tonight’s the Night! The Diamond Collar Premiers on the Oprah Network!


Not only are my beloved New York State Buffalo Bills undefeated in 2014, but tonight is the premier of The Diamond Collar! Listen to me: this is one beautiful thing. Meet James, Lena, Dr. Pernice and a cast of dogs, cats, ducks, pigs, you name it … all of James’ rescues—what he’s been doing since leaving a street life behind.

James is a good friend of mine … and a force of nature who will do whatever it takes to rescue animals. Once an enforcer for the mob, addicted to both drugs and alcohol, James life turned around after meeting the love of his life, Madelena Perrelli, and in turn meeting a small abused and abandoned Shih Tzu he named Bruno.

This was how James and Lena found Bruno, abandoned and abused (his jaw was broken) and tied to a parking meter on 13th Avenue in Brooklyn.

This is how he looked after James and Lena rescued him.

Two months later, Bruno died from the bevy of cancerous tumors in his tiny body, and although James was severely traumatized, he would bounce back and dedicate the rest of his life to rescuing and caring for animals.

Listen to me (again): This is a beautiful story and the show will be dynamite. Watch a former street guy dance around a dog boutique and do what it takes to make it work. Watch as Lena holds down the fort at home. Watch as groomers give James agitaMadonna mia, it’s one beautiful thing.

Meet Dr. Salvatore Pernice, a man who donates his skills and time to helping James’ rescues. Dr. Pernice saved our dog, Rigoletto, a few years back when we still lived in Brooklyn.

Dr. Salvatore Pernice ...

And our dog he saved, Rigoletto ...  

And meet Primo!!!!!! A 150 pound Cane Corso (a.k.a., Sicilian Mastiff) who will roll on his back for a belly rub like he’s the genie you rub to make a wish.

Primo on set above/looking for a belly rub below …


Listen to me (one more time): Don’t miss it. Tonight at 10:00 p.m. on the Oprah Network (OWN) … back-to-back episodes of The Diamond Collar … the only thing better than a knockaround guy writing books is a knockaround guy dedicating his life to animals.

Redemption is a beautiful thing.


The Diamond Collar … tonight!