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
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:
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.
10/17 – 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.