Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blog Tour ~ "The Luthier's Apprentice" by Mayra Calvani + giveaway

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…

My thoughts:  The violin on the cover of this book is one of the things that drew me to the story.  I love the wind and the beautiful sky behind the model.  I don't write about it often, but I play the violin and the premise of the story sounds wonderful to me.

I wish I could say at the time of this posting that I have read this book.  But I can't. It is one that I will definitely be reading soon and posting my review.  My life became busier the over the last couple of weeks, it's my excuse, maybe not a good one, but it's the truth.

I apologize to Mayra Calvani for not having it done.  

Get a copy for 99 cents!

About the author:  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.

Tour Giveaway:  Mayra is giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card!  Use the rafflecopter to enter.

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  1. Hey, Lisa,

    No need to apologize! I look forward to your review whenever you're ready!


  2. I love the cover on this too! It sounds like an awesome story. And it has a Sherlock Holmes fanatic... something of which I am. I know that will make this a fun read!


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