Mayra Calvani's Blog – June 2012 Archive (6)

Interview with Mar Preston, author of RIP-OFF

Mar Preston is the author of two mystery novels set in Santa Monica, California, featuring Detective Dave Mason of the Santa Monica Police Department. His girlfriend is a community activist, liberal in bent, which clashes with Mason’s traditional cop views. A third novel,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on June 27, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Help Latina literary agent Leticia Gomez win a $250,000 grant

Hi all,
Leticia Gomez, CEO and Founder of Savvy Literary Services, is a literary agent specializing in the Latino/Hispanic book market. She only has 5 more days to become eligible for a $250,000 grant from CHASE. This grant would really help her expand her business and assist Latino authors who live…

Added by Mayra Calvani on June 27, 2012 at 1:22am — No Comments

Book Review: Rip-Off by Mar Preston

A burglar is found dead in an upscale condo in the beautiful beach city of Santa Monica. The murder seems to be linked to a series of high-tech murders that have been taking place in the area. Dave Mason of the Santa Monica Police department is called to the case. Soon, he suspects that the Chechens are connected…


Added by Mayra Calvani on June 18, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Book Review: Shadows of Kings, by Jack Whitsel

Two centuries ago, the Temple Initiates made up the Order of the Dragon, named after the Great Dragon Shyrdasa that once lived within Dragon Park. Legend told that a group of knights once helped the Dragon and her unborn young. As a reward for their valor, the Dragon awarded them secret knowledge, martial powers and magic. The Dragon also chose women throughout the Hugue to serve…


Added by Mayra Calvani on June 17, 2012 at 3:40am — No Comments

Conspiracy, double identities, car chases and espionage!

Alabaster Black is hiding from the United States Government. Over the past two years she’s had different identities. As a forensic accountant, she does forensic investigations of people’s finances in order to protect the country’s internal financial system and stop dangerous greed. But her latest report to secret organization…


Added by Mayra Calvani on June 15, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

True Love Never Dies: A Review of First Love, by Violeta Barrett

First Love, by Violeta Barrett is a well-written, heart-felt and honest memoir, one that reminds us that “true love never dies.”

The author opens her heart and candidly shares with readers how she fell in love with her tour guide in Mexico during a holiday back in 1956. Not only that,  but she also shares with us the 76 love letters that kept their…


Added by Mayra Calvani on June 10, 2012 at 7:58am — No Comments

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