The Blurb on Other People’s Words – Danger Peligros!

December 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm (Links, writing) (, , , , , )

Now that NaNoWriMo is over, I’m trying to get back to my usual Monday overviews of other writers’ work, in the form of reviews, notice of book releases and info on special promotions. This week’s spotlight is on a travel book with a quirky spin (and people who know me know how much I like quirky.)

I have enough weird and wonderful travel tales of my own, but never had the initiative to put them together in a book (plus my recollections are likely a little fuzzy now.) I can certainly admire the work and talent that it takes to bring real adventures to life with ink and paper (or in this case, digital formatting.)

And how do these writers describe their book? Here’s their blurb:

Explore the best moments, mischief, and mayhem from the adventure travel website No Map Nomads. Whether by boot, by (motor)bike, by boat, or by whatever it takes, Raven and Weifarer will take you along to experience trips from sublime to nearly disastrous. With serendipity tucked into the saddlebags along with some capricious Peligros, every turn leads to the unexpected.

This book includes the complete story arc to Cruise Ship Mutiny, the Cabot Trail on motorcycle, memories of the first motorbike trip to Canada (in October no less), hikes on tropical islands and much more.

I have a personal interest in this book because their travels took them to my home province of Nova Scotia, which I like to think is one of the most beautiful places in the world. You’ll find mention of the Maritimes here in their intro:

What are Peligros? That is a tough one to explain. They are the best and the worst of your day, travel, life. They are what draws us out from safe and comfy homes – the little itches that make such abodes feel too confining, too much the same. They are the essence of that moment when everything has gone horribly wrong and you are left thankful to be alive with parts that still add up to a functional whole. They are that moment when someone you don’t know lends you an unexpected, warm hand. They are when your luck goes from nonexistent to good, because you wouldn’t need good luck if things hadn’t looked scary for a time, now would you?

You know what a Peligro is, only you just didn’t know what to call it.

Raven and I have been traveling since we met on Martha’s Vineyard oh-so-many years ago now. From those early days barely surviving learning to sail on Vineyard Sound to more recent motorcycle trips through the Canadian Maritimes, we’ve had our share of trouble and of luck. Danger Peligros! collects some of those stories of our misadventures so that when you follow a Peligro out the door, you might be a little better informed!

And where can I find this book, you might ask? Try this:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AGVD2XU

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/261152

With a special price of $0.99, for today only.

On a side note, for those following my NaNoWriMo project, Chapter 16 is now available at Scribd.com. You can find it at this link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/115345475/The-Trading-of-Skin-Chapter-16

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1 Comment

  1. weifarer said,

    Thanks for the post, Chantal!

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