Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Release!


Book Synopsis:

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumored to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow transferred unique powers to another…  

When violinists around the world mysteriously vanish, 16-year-old Emma Braun takes notice.  But when her beloved violin teacher disappears… Emma takes charge. With Sherlock Holmes fanatic, not to mention gorgeous Corey Fletcher, Emma discovers a parallel world ruled by an ex-violinist turned evil sorceress who wants to rule the music world on her own terms. 

But why are only men violinists captured and not women? What is the connection between Emma's family, the sorceress, and the infamous Niccolò Paganini?  

Emma must unravel the mystery in order to save her teacher from the fatal destiny that awaits him.  And undo the curse that torments her family—before evil wins and she becomes the next luthier's apprentice…


Genre: YA Fantasy/Mystery

Tag Line: When a psychopathic violinist starts kidnapping other violinists around the world, 16-year old Emma must hunt her down before her own beloved violin teacher is killed.

Release Date: May 15, 2014 ebook; August 15, 2014 print
Formats Available, e-book, Paperback, Hardback: ebook and paperback

Publisher Information or Self-Published: Twilight Times Books

ISBN Numbers: ö

*Print ISBN: 978-1-60619-029-6
*eBook ISBN: 978-1-60619-028-9

Prices of Each Format: ebook $2.99, paperback $15.95

Author Information

Author Name: Mayra Calvani

Email (that you don’t mind being released): mayra.calvani AT gmail DOT com


Author Bio: Award-winning author Mayra Calvani has penned over ten books for children and adults in genres ranging from picture books to nonfiction to paranormal fantasy novels. She’s had over 300 articles, short stories, interviews and reviews published in magazines such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal and Bloomsbury Review, among others. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, she now resides in Brussels, Belgium.

Author Address (Please only list if you have a PO Box, not home address):

Agent & Contact Info: Nadeen Gayle, Serendipity Literary

Publisher: Twilight Times Books


Monday, June 23, 2014

Oh, the Places...

Many, many years ago I sat in a fourth grade classroom listening to Greek mythology from the most amazing teacher, Mrs. Templeton. I was fascinated by her stories, mesmerized by her tone, and inspired by her example. I don't remember the spelling lessons or the math problems, but I'm sure there were plenty. She taught me to be creative. She taught me that there were no limits other than the ones I set for myself. She taught me that anything was possible. 

I never thought in a million years I would get the opportunity to sit in her living room, all grown up, and thank her. But today I did just that. 

It's been no secret that I've given the credit of inspiration to her all these years. I was interviewed for a newspaper article a few months ago and the topic came up once more. Naturally, I credited Mrs. Templeton as the true inspiration of my life. Her and her daughter read the paper, put two and two together, and contacted the journalist. It didn't take long for us to begin corresponding via e-mail. It did, however, take a little while for us to find time to meet face-to-face. 

I was nervous, to say the least. I mean, come on...seeing your fourth grade teacher after all these years! Who does that? But her and her lovely daughter, Diane, were so welcoming, so kind. I felt at home immediately and the hours ticked away as we discussed numerous topics, all of which we found to have in common. It was like I fit right in to their family and I was honored to be there. 

Mrs. Templeton is now 91 years old. That's right...91! She's still as wonderful as I remember her some thirty-five years ago. Even more so, now that I'm not a starry eyed nine year old. I can't wait for my daughter to meet her and for our lives to intertwine for years to come. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

T. Michelle is at it Again!

If you're not reading T. Michelle's vampire series, you're totally missing out! I loved book one and two and now she's at it again with her latest release of book THREE! T. Michelle is on a roll and this series will not disappoint. What's better than a couple of hot vampires? Add it to your must read list today!

As a tease, this is the cover release of her newest book:

T. Michelle Nelson


T. Michelle Nelson became enamored with vampires at an early age when she watched George Hamilton in “Love at First Bite.” As she got older, her tastes leaned more toward the dark and morose, but her love of all things vampire never wavered.  Little has changed over the years, except now T.  makes up her own macabre stories of the undead… mixed with a splash of romance, tough heroines and tons of dark humor.

T. Michelle Nelson is a native of Benton, Kentucky and a graduate of Murray State University.  Currently she resides in a small town in Ohio, which is also the setting of her Lily Drake series.  The first two books in the series, Life and Death of Lily Drake and 'Til Death Do Us Part, are currently available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon or any of your other favorite online bookstores. A short story prequel The First Time is also available. Death Warmed Over, the third and final book of the series will release in late June.

When she isn't writing, you can usually find her spending time with her son, singing out of key, watching B-Horror movies or discussing world problems with her little dog, Toadie.

Death Warmed Over  -  Lily Drake Book Three


In the conclusion of the Lily Drake series, Lily must choose not only what is best for herself and her son, but for her people.  Her sword will be stained with blood through her efforts to preserve the lives of the people she loves, but she won’t be able to save them all.   

When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be?  What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?

Death comes to everyone...even the Queen’s house...

What doesn't kill you will make you wish it did...