Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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CONTACT:    Mayra Calvani



For Immediate Release

Best Summer Book - Sunstruck by Mayra Calvani
A fun, quirky, beach summer read ~ Twilight Times Books!

(KINGSPORT, TN)Just in time for your summer reading, Sunstruck hits the beaches! 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.

Gift with purchase offer…

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 July 27, 2012. Of course, if you purchase Sunstruck elsewhere please email receipt to Ms. McDine.

What reviewers are saying…
“Dark and quirky humor coupled with quixotic characters adds to the surprising mix found in Sunstruck… I've never read a book remotely like it. Everything from the humorously weird to the acutely macabre can be found between these covers, and then some.” –Laurel Johnson, Midwest Book Review

"Sunstruck is like a nutty Whodunit with a little twist. Who really is in the Zorro costume? With all the crazy characters I caught myself pointing fingers again and again. A great read that will make you forget where you are, while you giggle yourself to complete oblivion from all the silliness." Autumn Blues Reviews

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 Writer, Writer’s Journal and Bloomsbury Review, among others. She has lived in America, Asia, the Middle East, and now lives in Brussels, Belgium.

Purchase info:

Title: Sunstruck
Author: Mayra Calvani
Author web site:

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
Chapter excerpt:



  1. This looks like such fun! Can't wait to read it. Congratulations, Mayra. And thanks, Susan, for the terrific review!

  2. Hi Susan,

    Thank you for helping us promote Mayra's latest book, much appreciated!

    All the best,

  3. You're so welcome. I hope a few will stop by. The book sounds intriguing.

  4. I love Mayra's books. This new one, "Sunstruck," will be on my "to read" list. Mayra is a wonderfully talented writer. Her books for children are also really very kid friendly and fun to read.

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    1. Hi Margot, Thanks for stopping by and giving Mayra such a great plug!

  5. Dear Susan,
    Sorry I'm a bit late! I have been away on holiday with limited internet access. Thank you so much for your support. I really appreciate it!
    Thank you all for your kind comments!

    1. You're so welcome Mayra. I hope your holiday was wonderful.