Mayra Calvani's Blog – August 2012 Archive (5)

Book Review: The Nameless Prince, by Dominick R. Domingo

The Nameless Prince is a beautifully-crafted debut YA novel about faith, disillusionment and innocence.

Ten-year old Seth Bauman lives in the gang-ravaged streets of Silver Lake. Abandoned by his mother right after his birth, he shares a very dysfunctional and loveless home with his mean Uncle Troy and his uncle’s girlfriend Cheryll. Rather than care for the young…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 25, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Romance and Knights in Shining Armor

School teacher Elinor Hawthorne inherits from her grandmother a house in Scotland. Soon enough, she begins to suspect something strange is going on in the house. Naturally, Elinor has common sense and doesn’t believe in ghosts — that is, until she sees them.

That’s right, not one but two: Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard, medieval knights killed in battle against the…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 20, 2012 at 4:33am — No Comments

A Conversation with Disney Animation Artist Dominick Domingo, Author of the YA Fantasy, The Nameless Prince

Dominick Domingo is a veteran Animation Artist (Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback, Tarzan, Fantasia) who’s illustrated YA books for Penguin, Random House, Lowell House, Disney Publishing, Hyperion Books, and Harcourt. Developing original screenplays as a filmmaker led to a growing writing resume. To capitalize on it, Dominick recently penned a collection of Narrative…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 20, 2012 at 3:44am — No Comments

Book Review: Angels Gate by Andrew J. Rafkin and Louis Pagano

It’s 1983. Four local surfers who work in the luggage department of Los Angeles Airport devise an ingenious plan to smuggle drugs. Their goal? To make quick, easy money in order to fullfill their dreams and open a hotel in Costa Rica. They partner with a rich, successful marijuana smuggler named August Taracina and soon they put their plan into action. Eventually they run into an…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 20, 2012 at 2:27am — No Comments

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Sunstruck and special offer

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…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 15, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

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