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Apr 17, 2011

"Sunstruck" Book Review & Giveaway CLOSED

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About the Book:
"Twenty-four-year-old Daniella is an architecture student living with her narcissistic artist boyfriend in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Abandoned by her father at an early age, Daniella always falls for the wrong type of man. Her most enduring male relationship so far is with her 30-pound Turkish angora cat. Thankfully, Daniella’s mother is always there to offer a shoulder.

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 crazed, eccentric characters, Daniella feels herself falling into an abyss. Then something horrendous happens, making Daniella wake from her stupor and take charge of her life."

About the Author:
"Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. She’s co-author of The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, a ForeWord Best Book of the Year Award winner. She’s had over 300 stories, articles, interviews and reviews published. In addition, she’s co-editor of Voice in the Dark ezine. A reviewer for more than a decade, she now offers numerous book reviewer workshops online. She’s represented by Mansion Street Literary. Visit her website at www.MayraCalvani.com. For her children’s books, visit www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com.

My Take
I love Mayra's children's books, and now I have something new to love! Sunstruck will keep you guessing with suspense, mystery and satire expertly woven together. Daniella is an engaging main character who helps the reader navigate through the plot while also including a bit of her own "diary" throughout. By the end of the book, you will be so hooked that you cannot wait to find out how all of the mysteries tie together. Plot twists and shockers await you!

Cost: You can buy Sunstruck for $11.69 from Amazon.com. ($$$)

Overall: We give Sunstruck a 9/10!

One very lucky reader will win a copy of Sunstruck!

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This giveaway will close on May 1, 2011 at midnight.

The winner will be picked via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

Make sure to leave me your email address with at least one of your entries so I can email you if you win. If your email address is on your blogger profile or on your blog that's fine too. If I cannot find your email address, I will mention that when I post the winner of the giveaway, and you'll have 48 hours to email me or another winner will be drawn.


We received a copy of "Sunstruck" free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

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