Thursday, September 13, 2012

'Sunstruck' Book Tour - Review and Giveaway

Title: Sunstruck
Author: Mayra Calvani

Publisher: Twilight Times Books

ISBN: 978-1-60619-024-2

Genre: Parody/Satire

Format: ebook in pdf, ePub, Kindle, Mobi, PRC, etc.

Distributors: Amazon Kindle; Apple iBookstore; Nook; eReader; Fictionwise; Kobo Books;
OmniLit; Sony eBookstore, etc

Release date: July 15, 2012

Price: $5.95

Pages: 160

A fun, quirky, beach summer read by Twilight Times Books!

Daniella is an architecture student living with her narcissistic artist boyfriend in San Juan. Abandoned by her father at an early age, Daniella always falls for the ‘wrong’ type of man. Her most enduring male relationship so far has been with her cat.
Several strange mysteries are threaded through Daniella’s everyday life: her ex-husband, Ismael, has just opened an outlandish hotel for animal lovers that has her distraught; Ismael’s wife, a rich woman Daniella fondly refers to as ‘Lady Dracula’, has some gruesome ways to keep her skin looking young; Daniella’s mother is founding a revolutionary, feminist society called The Praying Mantises; the island’s national forest is being depleted of hallucinogenic mushrooms; meanwhile, young girls are disappearing and there’s a nut loose dressed as Zorro slashing the rear ends of women who wear miniskirts.  

Oppressed by all these eccentric characters, Daniella feels herself falling into an abyss. Then something terrible happens, making Daniella wake from her stupor and take charge of her life.

**My thoughts**

This book is full of all kinds of quirky characters. The mysterious Zorro, who randomly goes around slashing a Z on women's behinds, seems to be pulled straight from the headlines. Daniella's mother is gently crazy. Her best friend is an idealist with her head in the clouds. The crazy antics of the two men in her life almost make you relish being single. And poor Daniella is trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy in this crazy life. 

You'll chuckle out loud here and there as all of the antics unfold. It's a quick an easy read that departs a bit from what seems normal.

Purchase Links:
OmniLit -

Special Release Price: Sunstruck - $2.99 now through September 15.

Gift with Purchase: Purchase Sunstruck and receive FREE download e-Book of Dark Lullaby. Email her publicist, Donna McDine with your receipt of Sunstruck purchase and receive link to FREE Dark Lullaby e-Book through September 15, 2012. Of course, if you purchase Sunstruck elsewhere please email receipt to Ms. McDine.

About the author:
Award-winning author Mayra Calvani has penned over ten books for children and adults in genres ranging from picture books to satire to paranormal fantasy novels. She’s had over 300 articles, short stories, interviews and reviews published in magazines such as The WriterWriter’s Journal  and Bloomsbury Review, among others. She has lived in America, Asia, the Middle East, and now lives in Brussels, Belgium.

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