“Bad luck does not exist. But then neither does good luck. Life is a two-pan scale, and statistics are the weights.”
An unscrupulous girl with no faith was raised to be a thief. She has got the plan for an irreproachable, perfect sting, at least until she meets Madam Nadeje, an enigmatic circus psychic. Listening to her deepest secrets and some disturbing prophecies do not stop Rebecca, however, and she will have to deal with the aftermath. Her mathematical, logical world falls apart when she faces the psychic’s forethoughts, and her life becomes a nightmare. Chased by criminals, she believes her escape is the 13, the ominous number that shows up as a riddle. With the help of a young man met by chance at a coffee shop, Rebecca endures a journey with no way back but rather filled with dangerous and surprising routes.
Karl is a proud and passionate MMA fighter who lives a great disappointment. Unable to accept losing, he makes a stupid mistake and becomes the victim of an irreversible harm. With a clot in his brain, his life is hanging by a thread. Now, decided to hide his condition, he keeps on working at the coffee shop and having a calm life far away from the fights. A perfect plan, at least until he meets Rebecca. Would Karl give up being cautious and do whatever it took for Rebecca, even if what it took to reach salvation would be defeat? But, who on earth is Madam Nadeje? Is she really a powerful psychic or just another con artist? What shall we do when good luck becomes unfortunate, and misfortune is the answer? Look close and try to solve the riddle. But do not deceive yourself, for the answer is way beyond the bright number in the crystal ball. Way beyond… The 13!
Publication/Status: by Galera/ Record Group (Brazil) in August 2017.
Here is a series of three urban Young Adult novels filled with action, romance and plenty of turning points, telling the story of a girl in love with her own death. The trilogy consists of DON’T STOP!, DON’T LOOK!, and DON’T RUN AWAY!. With over 120 thousand copies sold among paper and digital formats, the three books were best sellers for two years on Amazon, first place on the lists the day each one of the three was released.
The trilogy has an extraordinary number of positive reviews and is widely commented on literary blogs. It has been selected by Nestlé to figure on a campaign for literacy, having the digital content referred to in 45 million chocolate boxes. The epic adventure starts in the Amsterdam canals, travels to dark New York alleys and through Italian roads and highways, then crossing the Saara hot sands, to finally reach a parallel dimension with much suspense and thrill.
Would you give away your life to Death so you could feel alive?
Nina Scott could not take it anymore. She was forced to live a dull, nomadic and lonely life. Moving from one city to another, or even from country to country, Nina felt swallowed up in scary mysteries hidden in the past that was locked away from her. Now, at the age of seventeen, the girl with weird pupils needed some answers. Unfortunately, the answers were getting close! When her mother decides they are staying in New York, Nina believes it is her biggest dream come true—she will go through an entire school year in only one school, make friends not having to abandon them, live a great love, grow roots, and above all, she will be a normal girl. But “normal” is far away from Nina’s life. Lost amid several unexplained deaths and accidents, and having to hide terrible facts from her almost paranoid mother, Nina is suspicious of everything and everyone, and about her own sanity.
What could explain her paralyzing chills, the blindness, and her loss of memory whenever someone died close by? What did she have to do with the bizarre and supernatural events happening around all the time? Were they all linked somehow? Or was Richard, the grim boy with a sculptural body, hypnotizing blue eyes and tormented looks, responsible for everything. He always showed up at the most frightening moments and events? What path should she take after finding out her truths were actually big lies? What would you do if the only person with an answer to your deepest issues decides to charge you too high a price?
English sample available.
Publication/Status: by Editora Valentina (Brazil) in 2015. The sequels, DON’T LOOK! and DON’T RUN AWAY came out in 2016. [328 pages]