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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Blog Tour - Author Spotlight: M. C. V. Egan / @M_C_V_Egan | #GuestPost, Spreading the Word, & GC #Giveaway


Today I'm turning my blog over to M. C. V. Egan, who is talking about if she has a Favorite Movie and, if so, how it relates to her novels.

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M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan. Catalina is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. Catalina has lived in various countries and is fluent in four languages; Spanish, English, French and Swedish.

Her first book The Bridge of Deaths revolves around her maternal grandfather's death in 1939. A true-life pre-WWII event. It has over 200 footnotes with the resources of her extensive search through Archival materials as well as the use of psychometry and past life regressions. It is more fact than fiction.

The revised edition of The Bridge of Deaths; A love Story and a Mystery focuses on the story-line as opposed to fact, but all footnotes and facts are available through the website for any curious minds. http://www.thebridgeofdeaths.com

Defined by Others taps into the dark quirky side found even in the best of people. With the 2012 American elections as a backdrop and the fearless reassurance that the world might end on December 12, 2012, as predicted by the Mayan Calendar.

Death of a Sculptor; in Hue, Shape, and Color is a novella written in sixteen different voices. It is a murder mystery. She is currently working on a sequel; Bruce (title subject to change).

M.C.V. Egan lives and works in South Florida. She loves cooking and crafting. She is married and has a son. Aside from writing Astrology is one of her passions and careers she pursues.

You can find M.C.V. Egan everywhere online

Website * Blog1 * Blog2 * Blog3 * Blog4 * Facebook * Twitter * Tumblr * Amazon * Goodreads


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FAVORITE MOVIE? I CANNOT CHOOSE, I like too many!
by M. C. V. Egan

I am a complete cinephile. I love movies, before COVID19 I loved going to the cinema with my husband, my son, friends and even alone. I love to watch old movies, new movies, animated films, the lot!

I cannot choose a favorite movie, but I choose a film that felt like it was "made for me." The mystery suspense; Dead Again with Kenneth Branagh as both director and main character. A cast fit for the best: Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Robin Williams.


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I love Robin Williams; I am old enough to remember when Mork and Mindy first aired. I was in college, and we were all talking about how talented, and funny the alien, Mork, was. In Dead Again, his role is minor but with an amazing impact, a psychiatrist who lost his license and right to practice working as a butcher.

I am also old enough to have experienced the curiosity incited about past lives and past life regressions by Dr. Brian Weiss through his book Many Lives, Many Masters. By the time Dead Again hit theaters in the USA, I had already had my first past life regression and had a strong physical reaction that remains with me to this day, almost thirty years later.

In my regression, I went back hundreds of years to Mexico. In it, I was an Aztec Indian involved in a ritual on a pyramid. I was not the sacrifice, but I tumbled, fell, broke my neck, and thus died. In this lifetime, I always felt like a misfit in Mexico, primarily because I am tall, and I was always tall compared to my peers. In Mexico, I towered as a child over my contemporaries, always the last one in line.

When I was 12 years old, and my father’s work transferred the entire family to Washington D.C., I was thrilled. My height was perfect for the USA. I am 5’9” tallish but not the tallest girl ever again! I adapted to my new life seamlessly, and my Spanish speaking friends were from a wide variety of countries, the same years later in France and Sweden. As such, because of my physique, and when I spoke, neutral Spanish with no discerning accent, people never guessed where my country of origin. Imagine the difference between a Brit, an American, and an Aussie, using the same language but not the same accents.

In 1991, after my first past life regression, I suddenly developed a strong, clearly Mexican accent in Spanish. At the time, I worked retail and had many Spanish speaking tourists as customers, overnight they stated “Mexicana,” they recognized the Mexican accent, although I have never lived in, or interacted much with Mexican people, other than my family or through social media, it is there.

Because of that experience when I wrote "The Bridge of Deaths," I had Bill develop a habit he had never had. The bridge between the past and present that I love to believe exists.




Death of a Sculptor in Hue, Shape and Color
by M. C. V. Egan
Genre: Suburban Women's Fiction

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Color coded love stories and revealing female anatomies lead to the murder of world renowned sculptor, Bruce Jones.

In life, the artist loved women, almost as much as women loved him. Adored for his art and colorful personality, Bruce is mourned by the world at large. The tale is launched with the multifaceted perspectives of four ex-wives, the current wife, and his new love interest and their children.

Mary, Bruce’s wealthy first love, is always in perfect pink; the color of love. Mother of Clair the famous actress and Aaron the corporate lawyer.
Leslie The Second’s color is yellow for her sunny nature as much as for her fears and insecurities. Her only son Bobby is vulnerable and lost. Mourning his father’s death, he finds himself.
Petra The Third, is outstanding in orange, representing not only her native Holland but also her love of the fruit. Cherished her freedom and had no children of her own.
Toni The Fourth is a vibrant passionate Italian red and part of the eventual glue that creates and solidifies this dysfunctional Jones family. Her teenage daughters Tina and Isa are as different as night and day.
Brooke The Fifth a gold-digger. Green, her color, reflects the color of money and envy. Her young son’s Kyle and Caleb are too young to understand why their world has been turned upside-down.
Mara, as blue as the ocean was the last woman to steal Bruce’s heart. Mother to newborn Baby Peter is the unexpected gift and surprise.
Bruce Jones’ eight children speak out, too. They are as distinctive as the women he loved, their mothers.

Loose ends are tied up by the insights of Sylvia, Aaron’s wife and a trusted keeper of secrets; Scott, the private investigator and family friend; Nona, the quintessential grandmother everyone loves but to whom few are truly related; and Detective Jim Miller who will not rest until he discovers Bruce Jones’ murderer.




Defined By Others
Defining Ways Series, Book 1
by M. C. V. Egan
Genre: Suburban Women's Fiction

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A word, a single word defines a moment for Anne. She needs to find a new one when her spouse, Frank, leaves her at the age of forty-seven, coming out of the closet literally in a closet.

She finds herself back in her hometown of Skvallerby, Connecticut among her high school friends which she had left in her past.

An inheritance from a frenemy leaves her with the means to meddle and spy on the lives of mutual acquaintances.

In an attempt to run from her reality Anne becomes engrossed in a game of fun and flirtation with her friend and fellow sufferer Connie.

Their fun games turn into a deadly reality. It is no longer a game. Life, death and not even a defining word can stop the reality of manipulation.

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The Bridge of Deaths
A Love Story and Mystery
by M. C. V. Egan
Genre: Historical Mystery

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On August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland. With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust. The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve "one of those mysteries that never get solved." Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that s/he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions. Cross The Bridge of Deaths into 1939, and dive into cold Danish waters to uncover the secrets of the G-AESY.

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The Bridge of Deaths (Revised Edition)
A Love Story and Mystery
by M. C. V. Egan
Genre: Historical Mystery

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On August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland. With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust. The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve "one of those mysteries that never get solved." Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that s/he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions. Cross The Bridge of Deaths into 1939, and dive into cold Danish waters to uncover the secrets of the G-AESY.

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3 comments :

  1. Thank you for hosting me today. I love this post. Dead Again truly impacted my life. Shared everywhere.

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    1. You're very welcome!! Dead Again is one I don't think I have ever watched ... I'll have to see if my hubby would be interested in watching with me. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. It is a great murder mystery thriller, and although Robin Williams is a minor character, he is BRILLIANT in the role. Thank you again for hosting me.

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