With her renewed thirst for adventure and a growing curiosity about past cultures, Marlene does not hesitate when she unexpectedly finds herself able to travel to even more exotic places.
Monterey, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011
As a former Army brat and Navy veteran, multi-talented author Roger Huff is familiar with the contributions and sacrifices routinely made by troops and their families. To show his appreciation he is donating the profits from sales of his new romantic adventure novel Journey of the Lost Princess (published by iUniverse) to highly-rated charities that support these true American heroes.
Marlene is a pretty blonde who moves to the city right after high school to find excitement and avoid some of the hardships she experienced growing up a war orphan. But achieving success in the business world takes its toll on her personal life, and she must be content listening to other's tales about travels to faraway places.
Beginning to feel captured by her career, Marlene takes a long-overdue vacation to Florida. At Coral Castle she notices the words, "The Secret to the Universe is..." carved behind a door and wonders if it may be a cryptic clue to how its secretive builder single-handedly moved blocks of stone weighing many tons. In the Keys she meets some colorful characters, sheds pent-up inhibitions, and is strangely drawn to gold recovered from a Spanish galleon; as the author’s vividly-detailed descriptions breathe life into the people, places, and rich history of the notorious Conch Republic.
With her renewed thirst for adventure and a growing curiosity about past cultures, Marlene does not hesitate when she unexpectedly finds herself able to travel to even more exotic places. Her trip to the highlands of Peru leads her to Machu Picchu, the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas. On the way, she is befriended by a woman who invites her to a family celebration that holds life-changing surprises for Marlene.
Readers are even further drawn into the plot as the author cleverly interweaves fascinating information about actual places and events, the Incan civilization, unfolding mysteries and humorous anecdotes that relieve stressful situations, making Journey of the Lost Princess difficult to put aside.
About the Author
Raised on the Mississippi River, Roger Huff spent his college days on and under the waters off Florida studying oceanography and searching for sunken treasure. He served the next 20 years in the Navy and worked 14 more in information technology before founding Write Aweigh. He has published over 100 feature articles and seven books. His entertaining yet informative style is also evident in intriguing titles like Captain Bucko's Nauti-Words Handbook, Galley Slave Cookbook and collections of hilarious short stories entitled Fresh Earthworms Taste Green. To learn more about them and order copies, visit his website http://www.WriteAweigh.com.
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