Monday, 25 February 2013

SPOTLIGHT: Kaleidoscope World by Tomica Scavina

Today I have a spotlight for Tomica Scavina, Kaleidoscope World and is a psychological thriller with elements of mystery. The story sits on the slim border between the mystical and the real, where the gateway to the mystical dimensions is a kaleidoscope – a favorite toy and the object of obsession of this story's protagonist, a young woman named Dahlia Kasper. Check it out!

Title: Kaleidoscope World
Author: Tomica Scavina
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 1st January 2013

A collector of kaleidoscopes and lousy relationships, Dahlia Kasper leaves her possessive alcoholic mother and moves from New York to Barcelona. In search of lost bits of her childhood, she starts living in an apartment where her father was murdered when she was four. As soon as she enters the apartment, strange things begin to happen.

Her favorite “me-you kaleidoscope” becomes a gateway to another dimension where she encounters a ghost of a famous physicist from the 19th century who tries to persuade her that reality is like a moth-eaten sweater – full of holes. He needs her to help him plug up these holes and save the world from vanishing, while the only thing Dahlia really wants to save is her sanity.

This is just a part of Dahlia’s problems. An elderly cello-playing neighbor turns her emotional world upside down and her longing for lost home takes her further than she ever imagined she could go. To collect all the scattered kaleidoscope-bits of her life together, Dahlia needs to go through an intense inner transformation that takes courage and a sharp sense of humor.

About the Author

Tomica Scavina (1975) is a psychologist, who, at some point in her life, felt that her professional life was squelching her creativity. She diagnosed herself as "overly normal" and returned to her forgotten love of writing fiction to unleash her creative streak. This resulted in three novels. Tomica lives in Croatia and for now the only one in English is Kaleidoscope World. If you find anything "normal" on its pages, let her know - she'll find a way to cure it.


  1. Wow, this novel sounds fascinating! I am definitely adding to my get it pile. Thanks for the head's up.

  2. I love the cover and concept of this one. Kaleidoscopes have always sort of fascinated me! Thanks for sharing!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction