Friday, July 20, 2012

Sunstruck by Mayra Calvani

Just in time for your summer reading, 
Sunstruck hits the beaches. 

A fun, quirky, beach summer read ~ Twilight Times Books

“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 

Title: Sunstruck
Author: Mayra Calvani
Genre: Parody/Satire Pages: 160
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
ISBN: 978-1-60619-024-2
Format: ebook in pdf, ePub, Kindle, Mobi, PRC, etc.
Release date: July 15, 2012

Synopsis: 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. 

Read a Chapter excerpt HERE

with purchase offer… 
Purchase Sunstruck at Amazon  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 22, 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 Writer, Writer’s Journal and Bloomsbury Review, among others. She has lived in America, Asia, the Middle East, and now lives in Brussels, Belgium. 

Author links: website | Twilight Times Books

Purchase info…  
Price: $5.95 | Purchase link: Amazon 
Distributors: Amazon Kindle; Apple iBookstore; Nook; eReader; Fictionwise; Kobo Books; OmniLit; Sony eBookstore, etc.


  1. Laurie,

    Thank you for your wonderful support of Mayra's latest book. We appreciate your time and efforts.

    All the best,

  2. Thank you so much for helping me spread the word about my boook! I really apppreciate it!