segunda-feira, 30 de outubro de 2017

Have you read it?

Have you ever heard an owl cry at night? Maybe it was a banshee! Discover who they are in "The Roommate".


Melissa just moved into her new dorm. She hopes that new friendships will help her forget the events of last year that brought her there. But while her past keeps on creeping in and a chain of mysterious murders start happening around her, Melissa is left without knowing who to trust.


An Halloween short-story, based on the world created in «Sombras», with new characters.


Available for free at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/677136

If you read it, don't forget to leave your opinion in Goodreads!

quinta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2017

Samhain a short-story

There is so much about the origins of Halloween we still don't know. Find out about some in "The Roommate".

Melissa just wants to forget that there are dark things happening on Halloween, but a chain of mysterious murders won't let her forget.


Available for free at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/677136

If you read it, don't forget to leave your opinion in Goodreads!

terça-feira, 24 de outubro de 2017

Halloween story

Are you a fan of the gore and the supernatural? Then you're gonna love this short-story, "The Roommate".

Melissa just moved into her new dorm. She hopes that new friendships will help her forget the events of last year that brought her there. But while her past keeps on creeping in and a chain of mysterious murders start happening around her, Melissa is left without knowing who to trust.



If you read it, don't forget to leave your opinion in Goodreads!

sexta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2017

Halloween short-story

Melissa just moved into her new dorm. She hopes that new friendships will help her forget the events of last year that brought her there. But while her past keeps on creeping in and a chain of mysterious murders start happening around her, Melissa is left without knowing who to trust.


Have your heard about «The Roommate»? It's available for free on Smashwords.

If you read it, don't forget to leave your opinion in Goodreads!

quarta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2017

Short-story: The Roommate

Melissa just wants to forget that there are dark things happening on Halloween, but a chain of mysterious murders won't let her forget. 


Check out this Halloween tale, «The Roommate», and enter the spirit.
Available for free at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/677136

If you read it, don't forget to leave your opinion in Goodreads!

domingo, 15 de outubro de 2017

Halloween Tale - The Roommate

For a while, I've been hearing my friends constantly say, "You're a writer? Are your books in English or Portuguese?" And when I reply, it's usually followed by the usual, "Too bad, I might read them if they were in English."

Of course, being an avid traveller has turned my circle of friends wider, but most of them are also foreigners, thus all of them being able to speak English but with little knowledge of Portuguese.

Last year, I then decided to try something new in my writing. I had an idea for a Halloween story but I wanted to try something different, and see if I could reach more people with my stories. So I decided to pick up the world created in «Sombras» and «Chamas» in a very subtle way, but with completely different characters. 

And so was «The Roommate» born. A short-story with only 6,000 words that happens during Halloween times. 

Since I only had 2 days to outline it, write it and revise it, I didn't have a lot of time for marketing before the publishing day. 31st October, but hopefully this year I will get some more readers to enjoy it!!

You wanna know what it's it about?

Melissa just moved into her new dorm. She hopes that new friendships will help her forget the events of last year that brought her there. But while her past keeps on creeping in and a chain of mysterious murders start happening around her, Melissa is left without knowing who to trust. 


Hope you like it! It's available for free at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/677136


If you read it, don't forget to leave your opinion in Goodreads!

segunda-feira, 24 de julho de 2017

Opinião Literária - As Nuvens de Hamburgo

Título Original: As Nuvens de Hamburgo (diz no título)
Autor: Pedro Cipriano (editor da Editorial Divergência)
Editora: Flybooks
Páginas: 97 (lê-se numa horinha)

Sinopse: "Marta é uma jovem que consegue ver o passado.
Assim que chega a Hamburgo, como estudante de Erasmus, vê-se transportada para a época Nazi, onde testemunha as brutalidades do Holocausto.
Nas suas viagens, Marta é atraída para um jovem soldado, encontrando-o nos recantos mais sombrios da história da cidade. A frequência dos encontros leva-a a procurar no presente a sua identidade.
O que é que os une? Apercebendo-se que consegue interagir com o passado, Marta procura descobrir qual o propósito deste dom. Mas será ela um mero peão num jogo que não consegue controlar ou será capaz de alterar o passado?
Um romance apaixonante, passado sob o manto da Segunda Guerra Mundial, que não irá deixar ninguém indiferente."

Opinião: O facto de conhecer o autor pessoalmente, levou-me à curiosidade de ler a sinopse do seu livro assim que o publicou, mas foi mesmo a premissa cativante que me levou a adquirir esta história brilhante.

Em muitos livros é, por vezes, usual ter um início demorado que nos leva a integrar na história. Tal não acontece com «As Nuvens de Hamburgo». Somos imediatamente transportados para uma nova cidade e duas épocas que parecem ocorrer em simultâneo.

Este livro é um livro que atrai desde as primeiras páginas até à sua última, sem deixar perguntas no ar, mas ainda assim inquirir: "É só isto? Será que não vem mais?"

Gostei bastante da forma directa e eficaz com que Pedro Cipriano escreve, o seu discurso simples e narrativa rápida faz com que nos mantenhamos agarrados durante toda a leitura e a estrutura pequena da obra torna as pausas inexistentes.

Adorei também o tema. A Segunda Guerra Mundial é um tema que aprecio em particular e sobre o qual leio bastante. Também já visitei a cidade de Hamburgo, por isso a combinação destes dois factores foram com certeza dois pontos que me atraíram mais à história!

Se lerem, não se esqueçam de dar a vossa opinião ao Pedro através do Goodreads!