After a slight delay owing to lost phones and flat batteries my guest finally was able to join me on tonight’s “A Book and a Chat”.
Estevan Vega has been on the show several times before including sharing the guest seat during the popular Male YA Author month set of shows.
He was author of The Servant of the Realm and The Sacred Sin, both fantasy/thriller novels published by the time he was eighteen.
These were followed by his hugely successful and popular book “Arson”. This will soon be followed by the now completed “Arson Two” though of course as Estevan shared with us will not be the final name of the book.
Many of the questions left unanswered from book one will be explained with many a new question being posed for a book three. With the popularity of Arson, I’m sure the second book, no matter what the title is being eagerly anticipated by many readers.
To keep his fans happy Estevan has also produced an E-book of three short stories called “When Colors Bleed”
WHEN COLORS BLEED is a short story collection that features three unique colors: love, loss, and regret. Both palpable and haunting, each story is a glimpse into human frailty and desperation.
Casey never had any luck with men, even though she was employed by one of the finest clothing stores in New England and saw attractive, “sure kinds” strolling through her section every day like clockwork. At twenty-three years old, she has given up on her dreams of the spotlight, of finding love, and of ever getting out of the small town she reluctantly calls home. But one rainy afternoon, Thomas Rayford, a very unusual and kind stranger, stumbles into her life looking for an odd, baby blue suit. One thing is certain: Casey, the twenty-three-year-old dreamer stuck in a line, will never be the same.
From his cold hell in Block C, a nameless man unfolds this twisted tale. This is the story of a man who becomes something else. A man who had a father once. A man who loved once. “They want to know why. They want a reason,” he confesses. “But nobody likes the reasons. They’re like unwanted children or cancers with no cure. A reason is a justification, an excuse so we can’t be blamed. But I know what it is I’ve done, and there is no reason that can take it back.” So begins Vanilla Red, a confession, a story, a prayer, or perhaps a drip of dark truth in the batter of humanity. Take a look inside and tell me what color you see.
THE MAN IN THE COLORED ROOM:
Colin awakens in a room, jittery, afraid, and confused. He knows not how he got here, who brought him, or why. And the only thing waiting for him is a hot cup of coffee and a seemingly flawless room that bleeds colors. As an architect, he understands that no room is perfect, but somehow this anomaly has crawled through the cracks and pushed the limits of perfection. No seams. No lines. No windows. Enter a bald man in a suit. Once he steps through the door, he makes the colors disappear with the push of button. His name is Jack, and he claims to be a friend. Still unsure of anything, Colin wages war with his mind, with a dark truth he isn’t ready to accept, and with Jack. In the moments that follow, Jack asks Colin a series of questions, questions that will reveal the where, the how, and the why of his arrival.
So listen to an interesting and hugely entertaining show as I spend thirty minutes sharing "A Book and a Chat with Estevan Vega"
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