Sunday, August 9, 2015

Promo Post: Trasmundo: Escape by Varian Krylov~ #Review #Giveaway

Trasmundo: Escape (Book 1)
Author: Varian Krylov
Published: August 6, 2015
Illustrator: Bey Deckard
Photographer: Strangeland Photography
Length: 236 pages


Strange, quiet Luka doesn't live in this world; long ago he took refuge in his art, escaping into surreal mindscapes inspired by his favorite painters. In the beautifully monstrous realms of his imagination, he is safe from the pain of his losses: his family, his friends, his hope.

Until war breaks out, and he is forced to flee the only home he's known since he was thirteen.

Captured by an enemy soldier, young Luka is marched across brutal terrain, toward a fate known only by the bearded menace holding him prisoner. Quick with a knife, tireless and strong, Tarik guards the purpose of his mission as he takes Luka deeper and deeper into enemy territory.

When the soldier discovers the painful secret he has been hiding since childhood, Luka fears he is about to endure a new kind of cruelty, worse than being abandoned, ostracized or beaten. Or is it possible the soldier holding Luka prisoner is the one person who isn't afraid of the truth behind Luka's silence and lies?

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Every writer has a style, it’s their signature. Varian Krylov has always been one to push the boundaries. The trip to the happily ever after is never easy and it’s filled with open faced truths. Humanity isn’t perfect. In Trasmundo we follow Luka and Tarik. 2 men from different sides of a horrifying war both seeking the same thing. Peace and acceptance. Varian is masterful in showing you the raw brutality of mankind and balancing it out with the beautiful kindness of it as well. Luka’s life if utterly the worst in the history of forever until he meets Tarik, his captor? Maybe. I love their journey. It’s not just for survival it’s for self-discovery. It’s for them to be free in everything and that is what we all struggle for. I knew coming into this book it was going to be a rush. It was going to bruise my heart and I knew every second would be worth it. Varian has written an inspiring, beautiful, heart soaring story. This will be a wonderful series!  

 About the Author

Growing up near Los Angeles, I spent much of my time frolicking in the Pacific Ocean and penning angst-twisted poetry. Now I'm living in sunny Spain writing pathos-riddled fiction. Ironically, two of my favorite things are traveling, and swimming in the ocean, despite increasingly intense phobias of sharks and flying.
I've always loved the music and substance of words, always loved writing in well-worn notebooks by hand, tapping at the keys of the computer, and, of course, conjuring up stories.
And from my earliest memories, I've always been fascinated—maybe obsessed?—with sex and sexuality.
In my writing, sex is the medium, the expression, and the tool of discovery for my characters' insecurities, the needs that drive them, the comfort they can't live without, the joy and relish of life that makes each of them intense, strange, and alluring.


Varian is giving one person a chance to win this book!!! All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below. Contest will run until  August 15th!
Winner will be emailed so please check your spam.

Good luck to you all and thank you to Varian for her talent and generosity!

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  1. This sounds interesting, but I have to admit the author's bio was even more intriguing. :)

  2. Going on vacation with my older granddaughter a couple of years ago we had stopped for gas in a podunk town. I was sitting outside on a bench smoking and a man comes up and sits down with me. Asking where are you from where are you going and that kind of stuff you know being friendly and granddaughter is pumping gas. She starts telling me "Granny get in the car!" Get in the car by now she is almost screaming at me! I am just sitting there talking with the man and she comes over and grabs my hand and drags me to the car so we leave and she says DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS! I just laughed and laughed at her. Had a great time.

  3. A scary adventure was being stuck in Chicago when 9/11 happened. And then driving home across country with a lady I had just met. The airlines were not flying and we both lived in the same state, so we rented a car and drove straight through. It was eery.

  4. Scary and adventurous? Well, I only just missed an airplane flying into the apartment building next to where I lived in Amsterdam and have also managed to fall of mountains in Switzerland and Austria three times without actually killing myself. Let's just say I'm not overly fond of planes these days and very cautious when it comes to heights :)

  5. A scary adventure was living/working in NYC during 9/11.

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