30 Jun 2014

Eden Baylee: “Stranger at Sunset”

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“Stranger at Sunset” by Eden Baylee is a fantastic read. A group of strangers and acquaintances spend a week together in a holiday resort in Jamaica after a tropical storm has recently devastated parts of it. One of those guests has given the resort a terrible write up in a travel magazine, another is an egotistic self-declared ‘alpha’ male, there are a few couples and house staff and then there is our heroine psychologist Kate.  22570211
The atmosphere is loaded with tension between the owner and the reviewer as well as between some of guests, there is plenty of sexual chemistry and the air is also full of secrets, plans and deceits. The focus of the narrative shifts to let us into the minds and thoughts of the well-chosen and perfectly fleshed out characters. They are all multi-dimensional and I ended up feeling for even the less likable ones because of the insights into their pasts or backgrounds. Kate as the trained psychologist is a great character who, with a razor sharp ability to dissect and analyse them, brings further dimensions to our perception and understanding of the cast. 
The writing establishes and carries forward an excellent sense of expectation from page one, where a brief and ominous episode with binoculars already whets our curiosity. Atmospheric, stylish and confident Baylee feeds us the story day by day until some big events do take place. I do not wish to spoil the experience by hinting at what is going to happen, only that I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was genuinely surprised by the way everything developed.
I read some of Baylee’s erotic writing which has much more depth than the genre normally calls for and “Stranger at Sunset” is no exception. A psychological thriller of literary quality.

 

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Bio and Links

Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to become a full-time writer. Incorporating some of her favorite things such as travel, culture, and a deep curiosity for what turns people on, her brand of writing is sensual, sexual, and literary.

Spring into Summer is her second collection of erotic novellas and the companion piece to Fall into Winter. She has also written a book of flash fiction and poetry called Hot Flash.

Her story, “A Modern Affair” was published in the anthology Allegories of the Tarot, edited by the amazing Annetta Ribken, and voted one of the TOP TEN anthologies of 2013 by Preditors and Editors.

June 30, 2014 will see the release of her first novel, a psychological mystery set in Jamaica called Stranger at Sunset.

Random Ramblings
~ I love alliteration and wordplay
~ Summer is my favourite season
~ I write in multiple genres
~ George Harrison was my favourite Beatle
~ I like people, but I love solitude
~ I’d move to London, England if I could afford to
~ Travel and learning new languages are two of my greatest pleasures
~ I’m a huge fan of English music – Pink Floyd, Stones, Jeff Beck
~ I’m an audiophile
~ I like making lists

Social networks

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About Me | Amazon | Goodreads

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 Email: eden (dot) baylee @ rogers (dot) com

 

written by
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

5 Responses to “Eden Baylee: “Stranger at Sunset””

  1. victoria dougherty says:

    Love this – and can’t wait to read and recommend. Oh – and love the shot of the hip author on the read bench 🙂

  2. eden baylee says:

    Fantastic Christoph! Love it and THANK YOU SO MUCH for featuring me here xox
    eden

  3. P. C. Zick says:

    Sounds like an intriguing concept. Love the idea of strangers stranded and are forced to deal or not.

  4. eden baylee says:

    Thanks so much for the review Christoph. LOVE it !
    xox

  5. STRANGER AT SUNSET with music – THANK YOU (Part 1) | says:

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