Official release: SUNSTRUCK

Hi all,

It’s been a while since my last post…

I’d like to announce the release of my parody/satire novel, SUNSTRUCK, just published by Twilight Times Books! I really like the cover. Just looking at it makes me want to run to the beach–almost impossible in the middle of Brussels. It is a light, fun cover for a light, quirky summer read.

To celebrate the book’s release and for a limited time, the book will have the reduced price of $2.99 (instead of $5.95). You can find it at:

Amazon | Barnes&Noble | OmniLit

I’m offering a special gift for those of you who purchase a copy: just send me proof of purchase at mayra.calvani@gmail.com and I’ll give you a coupon to get my supernatural thriller, DARK LULLABY, free from Smashwords! You can learn more about the book here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94529

As part of the book’s release, I’m having a One-Day Blitz at Enchanted Book Tours and Bewitching Book Tours. There will also be a virtual blog tour starting tomorrow and running until September 15th.

You can read reviews about the book on Amazon and also read a chapter HERE.

Cheers and happy summer reading!

Mayra

 

 

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My supernatural thriller, DARK LULLABY, now on tour!

May 2 Promo and review
Kindred Dreamheart
May 3 Guest Blog
Fang-tastic Books
May 4 Guest Blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
May 5 Promo
Books, books the magical fruit
May 6 Review
Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer –
May 8 Interview and Promo
Carly Fall – Where Fantasy Meets Romance
May 9 Promo and review
Picked by Poison
May 14 Guest blog
J.D. Brown’s Book Blog
May 15 Guest Blog
Soliloquy
May 20 Excerpt/Promo
Read2Review.com
May 23 Review
Reviews By Molly
May 25 Guest blog
Darlene’s Book Nook
May 27 Review
Books, Books, and More Books
May 28 Interview and review
Froggarita
May 30 Interview and review
Storm Goddess Book Reviews & More-
May 30 Guest Blog
Paranormal Romantic Suspense,
Dark Lullaby
By Mayra Calvani

Blurb:

At a trendy Turkish tavern one Friday night, astrophysicist Gabriel Diaz meets a mysterious young woman. Captivated by her beauty as well as her views on good and evil, he spends the next several days with her. Soon, however, he begins to notice a strangeness in her–her skin’s abnormally high temperature, her obsession with milk products, her child-like and bizarre behavior as she seems to take pleasure in toying with his conscience.

The young woman, Kamilah, invites him to Rize, Turkey, where she claims her family owns a cottage in the woods. In spite of his heavy workload and the disturbing visions and nightmares about his sister’s baby that is due to be born soon, Gabriel agrees to go with her.

But nothing, not even the stunning splendor of the Black Sea, can disguise the horror of her nature. In a place where death dwells and illusion and reality seem as one, Gabriel must now come to terms with his own demons in order to save his sister’s unborn child, and ultimately, his own soul…

*Dream Realm Awards Finalist!

What readers are saying…

“Mayra Calvani is a masterful storyteller… Dark Lullaby is complex and compelling…” –Habitual Reader


“Dark Lullaby is an atmospheric paranormal horror that grips you from page one and refuses to let go until you’ve raced, breathless, to the end.” –ePinions


“Dark Lullaby is a page-turner. A horror story from the top shelf! You’ll love it.” –5 stars from Euro-Reviews


“This is a terrific horror…” –Harriet Klausner


“Dark Lullaby will capture you with its rich descriptions, its exotic location, and the need to uncover the dark secrets hidden within its pages.” –Cheryl Malandrinos, The Book Connection

Welcome to the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop!


Hello everyone!

The Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Yara @ Once Upon A Twilight has officially started! It will run from 12:01 AM EST on April 6 and end at 11:59 PM EST on April 12.

I’ll be giving away a $10 Paypal payment to one lucky winner!

To enter, all you need to do is sign up for my mailing list–right sidebar, under my picture. 🙂

Here’s a list of all participating blogs:

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing Workshop, February 6 – 24, 2012

I’ll be offering my Slippery Art of Book Reviewing Workshop at Lowcountry Romances Writers from February 6 to 24. The deadline to register is February 2nd. The price: $16.00.

For details, please visit: http://lowcountryrwa.com/online-workshops/#FEB

This will be a group workshop. If you’re interested in an individual workshop, please visit my workshop page for details.

Happy New Year!

Enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 HOLIDAY Giveaway!

Enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 HOLIDAY Giveaway! One lucky person is going to win $1000 USD paid via Paypal!

Gain entries in this giveaway by joining my mailing list and following me on Facebook and Twitter. You can be entered on Social Media Junkie & Simply Stacie (you only have to enter on one of the sites as the forms will be the same on each)

The giveaway starts December 1st 12 am EST and will run until December 15th 11:59 pm EST and is open worldwide.

$1,000 CASH prize will be delivered via Paypal after the winner has confirmed. The winner has 48 hours to confirm their winning notification. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours of receipt of the winning email a new winner will them be drawn and so on and so forth.

Boost Your Buzz $1,000 HOLIDAY Giveaway can be entered on Social Media Junkie & Simply Stacie (you only have to enter on one of the sites as the forms will be the same on each).

Embraced by the Shadows blog tour & two FREE ebooks!

Dear Readers,

I’d like to announce the release of my paranormal suspense novel, EMBRACED BY THE SHADOWS, now available on Kindle for $2.99. 

Here’s a blurb:

In a bazaar in Istanbul one evening, ten-year-old Alana Piovanetti sees a man standing in the shadows. He smiles, and over time she convinces herself that it was just her imagination that placed sharp fangs amongst those flashing teeth.

Twelve years later, Alana is surprised when she is chosen to manage a new restaurant opening in her home city of San Juan. She has neither training nor experience to justify her success. But La Cueva del Vampiro has the kind of ambience she adores, for Alana has always had a penchant for horror and the dark side of life. Yet she is also plagued with dreams of dark sensuality, dreams that take on shattering reality when she meets the stunningly handsome, charismatic Sadash.

For Sadash is the man she saw in the shadows so many years before…and Sadash isn’t human….

You may read the prologue and first chapter here: http://twilighttimesbooks.com/EmbracedbyShadows_ch1.html

The link to Kindle is:

http://www.amazon.com/Embraced-by-the-Shadows-ebook/dp/B005T4DPCM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318158557&sr=1-2

The story features a Latina protagonist and a Turkish vampire.  I hope you’ll give it a try!

To celebrate the release of my novel, I’m giving away two of my other books for free. This offer will run until Halloween night only. Of course, I hope you’ll consider supporting my work by purchasing a copy of Embraced by the Shadows, but if for whatever reason you decide not to, the two free ebooks are still yours to download. This is my Halloween gift to you! 🙂

The FREE ebooks I’m giving away are: Dark Lullaby and Cat Cellar and Other Stories and they’re available in various formats on Smashwords:

Dark Lullaby https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94529

The Cat Cellar and Other Stories https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95031

Enjoy! Happy reading and happy Halloween!

I want to thank all the wonderful bloggers who will be hosting me on their blogs and/or reviewing my novel this October. THANK YOU!

Here’s my blog tour schedule, put together by my fabulous publicist, Donna McDine:

10/10 – Anna’s Book Blog – http://annavivian.blogspot.com/2011/10/guest-blog-with-mayra-calvani-offer-of.html – Guest post.

10/14 – Books, Products and More! – http://booktoursandmore.blogspot.com – Spotlight.

10/13 – Readinista – www.readinista.com – Interview.

10/17 – The Kindle Fever – www.thekindlefever.blogspot.com – Guest post.

10/20 – Colette, Buckeye Girl Reads – www.lovesromances.blogspot.com – Guest post.

10/21 – Vamp Chix – www.vampchix.blogspot.com – Guest post and giveaway.

10/24 – Book Lovers Inc – www.bookloversinc.com – Guest post.

10/25 – Vamp Chix Read Books – www.vampchixreadbooks.blogspot.com – Excerpt and giveaway.

10/26 – A Book Lover’s Dream – www.abooklovesdream.com – Guest post.

10/28 – Itzel Library – www.the-itzel-library.blogspot.com – Interview.

10/30 – Read All Over – www.read-all-over.net – Guest post, excerpt and giveaway.