Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Random Acts of Publicity - Book Review: Sunstruck by Mayra Calvani

I am delighted to participate in Darcy Pattison's "Random Acts of Publicity" event with my book review of...

Sunstruck by Mayra Calvani

Ms. Calvani writes across the genres and we are fellow authors at Guardian Angel Publishing. Without further ado, I'm pleased to share my review...

For avid mystery readers, curling up with a tantalizing book of on the edge of your seat suspense intertwined with adventure and romance will leave your heart pounding and your chest heaving with each breathe.

Living in crime riddled San Juan, Daniella longs to be a successful architect and to find herself the perfect mate. If such a thing exists. Raised by her mother, after her father’s abandonment, Daniella now has one unsuccessful marriage under her belt, so to speak and her current relationship with artist and drug addict Tony is a rollercoaster of emotions at best.

The crime filled world in San Juan becomes more alarming than ever when El Zorro hits the scene. For after dark, no mini-skirt wearing woman is safe. What are the women residents to do to protect themselves? Daniella’s mother, ever the pioneer, forms a women empowerment group, The Praying Mantises. Interest and rebellion abounds amongst the women of San Juan.

In the meantime, strange happenings occur at Daniella’s ex-husband’s new animal hotel and the bizarre behavior of his current wife and her lust for everlasting leave Daniella with an uneasy feeling. Should she express her concern or let it go and concentrate on her own bizarre relationship with Tony? Can Daniella hold it together and actually make something of her life or will it to be too late? Find out in Mayra Calvani’s mind-blowing mystery and suspense novel. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Calvani’s expert knack of the peculiar will surprise you to the very end. Bravo! 


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
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The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval Recipient and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist


  1. Hi Donna--thanks for sharing Mayra's new book. Obviously, not for kids this time! :) I love books that keep you guessing until the end. That's hard to do as an author, and I admire anyone who can do it well!

  2. Very nice review. I remember Zorro well. The characters make this a fun and interesting story.

  3. What a wonderful surprise, Donna! I didn't even know you were reading it. Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review and for your generous comments. I really appreciate it!

    I wonder why your Amazon button didn't pick up the new cover...



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