Book series named “best” for second consecutive year, maintains Amazon.com’s highest ratings
“One of the most addictive reads you’ll ever pick up.”
“I’m grateful and flattered,” author Jake Biondi said about his BOYSTOWN book series being included in the BookLikes.com “Best of 2017” book list. This is the second consecutive year the series has been named BookLikes.com’s “best.”
With an average customer rating of five stars, the BOYSTOWN series also continues to receive the highest possible rating on Amazon.com as well.
“I must say that this series just gets better and better,” wrote Marco Manganiello, founder of BookLikes.com. “I have been glued to my Kindle all week. Jake Biondi can’t write the next book fast enough.”
The BOYSTOWN series currently contains seven books with the eighth book in the series scheduled to be released on February 14, 2018. “The eighth book is a very special one, so a Valentine’s Day release date seemed appropriate,” Biondi told fans of his BOYSTOWN book series. “Because of the success of the series, fans from all over the world have been asking me when book eight will be available. The ending to BOYSTOWN Season Seven foreshadowed the deaths of two main characters, including a member of the Mancini family, and readers tell me they are longing to know who died.”
“Being included in Marco Manganiello’s list of the best books of 2017 is tremendous honor and a great way to end a year that has been very good for BOYSTOWN,” Biondi added.
“Jake Biondi is one of the most masterful writers of fiction of our time,” said Roger Ward in his review of the BOYSTOWN series. “The saga is told masterfully through several subplots which include unforeseen twists and turns that will leave the reader stunned and speechless.”
BOYSTOWN recently introduced the series’ first transgender character. Musician and YouTube sensation Skylar Kergil, who appears in BOYSTOWN Season Six, said, “Jake Biondi's inclusion of a trans masculine character, Ethan, puts this book on a ground-breaking level. The inclusion of alternative gender identities and diverse bodies allows us, the readers, to also explore our own thoughts about these sweeping, universal issues we all experience: love, identity, and passion.”
“I regularly receive notes from fans who connect with the characters and want to know what the future holds for them. The broad appeal of the BOYSTOWN series is incredible. BOYSTOWN has a really diverse audience and an equally diverse cast of characters,” Biondi said.
“Jake Biondi has a way of writing a story that sucks you in from the first word on the page to the last word on the last one. I would put his writing abilities against any screenwriter of any soap opera that’s on TV today and still call him the best. His characters are extremely engaging, his storylines are superb, and the cliffhangers will leave you breathless and waiting in eager anticipation to see what happens next. This series is not just a good read, it’s an amazing read and one that I would highly recommend,” wrote Love Bytes Reviews.
Engraved: All Things Writing wrote, “Make no mistake: Jake Biondi’s BOYSTOWN series is one of the most addictive reads you’ll ever pick up.”
“BOYSTOWN is a must-read series filled with twists and turns that everyone will love,” said BOYSTOWN model Cory Zwierzynski, who will be featured on the cover of BOYSTOWN Season Eight. “I was so grateful when Jake Biondi asked me to join the BOYSTOWN team. I have watched the BOYSTOWN audience grow with the release of each installment of the series.” About Biondi, Zwierzynski said, “Working with Jake has been awesome. Over the past few years, we have gotten to know each other well and have become good friends. He knows how to tell a great story and keep the audience engaged from the very first page of each book. I am grateful to be one of the faces of BOYSTOWN.”
The BOYSTOWN series has a fascinating history. It began as an online story released in installments, each ending with a cliffhanger that left readers wondering what would happen to their favorite characters. Enthusiastic BOYSTOWN fans from all over the world petitioned Biondi to release the installments more quickly; they simply couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Overwhelmed by and grateful for the fans’ responses to the series, Biondi began to write more quickly and also began to publish the series in book format.
The BOYSTOWN series is available at bookstores across the country as well at online at Amazon.com, bn.com, Google Play, and iTunes. The series is available in paperback, audio book, and all e-book formats. Readers may order autographed paperback copies of the books directly from BoystownTheSeries.com.
For additional information, photos, or to schedule an interview with author Jake Biondi, please send an email to BoystownTheSeries@yahoo.com. Biondi may also be contacted via JakeBiondi.com, BoystownTheSeries.com, Twitter (@boystown_series), Instagram (@boystowntheseries), and Facebook.com/JakeBiondiBoystown.
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Jake Biondi fell in love with "The Windy City" at an early age. He left the Chicago area for four years to attend the University of Notre Dame and, upon graduation, returned to Chicago. He has been living in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood for over 20 years.