Kiss of the Marlin San Diego Book Awards 2012 Finalist

Top Quote Kiss of the Marlin, the second published novel from author and screenwriter Mark Fiorito, was honored as a 2012 finalist in the General Fiction category at the 18th annual San Diego Book and Writing Awards. End Quote
    Quote This book is the perfect combination of adventure and romance. It is a fun story to read and I felt instantly connected to the characters. Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 12, 2012 - San Diego - Kiss of the Marlin is the story of Casey Doran, ordinary man. So ordinary, in fact, that his life has become stuck in neutral. Inflexibility coupled with a narrow perspective has left no room for actions that might change his life. That is, until he decides to vacation in a seaside village of Cabo San Lucas on the Baja Peninsula. Through Doran's story, Fiorito explores how circumstances and serendipity force Casey to break from his stifling mold - leading him to discover a new awareness of himself.

    Casey's ultimate challenge is to find the courage to take advantage of an unusual confluence of events and odd characters he encounters along the way.

    A deep sea fishing trip, a mythical Indian legend and the influence of the strange assortment of people he meets all combine to give Casey the jolt his life has been missing. Finding a little romance along the way doesn't hurt either. In what becomes a decidedly unordinary adventure, Casey sheds his old self and reemerges as a man who understands that taking action is what drives life in the direction he wishes to travel. By the end of this romantic fantasy, Casey realizes that to live life fully, he can no longer always make the safe choice. In fact, life can never be magical, enchanting and full of love without following unknown paths and flirting with danger.

    Published in December 2011, Fiorito's Kiss of the Marlin has already received great praise from his growing following of loyal readers.

    "This book is the perfect combination of adventure and romance. It is a fun story to read and I felt instantly connected to the characters. I love the vivid visual imagery and exciting plot line. I recommend it for readers & dreamers of all ages," writes Julia Guttilla.

    Maggie Cassaro comments, "Kiss of the Marlin reveals the true depth of Fiorito's abilities by taking us deep into the realities of life and into the vision of what can be when we choose to authentically live our lives."

    Kiss of the Marlin is available from, Barnes & Noble and Wheatmark Book Store. More information about the book and its author can be found at

    About Mark Fiorito − Kiss of the Marlin is Mark Fiorito's second novel. His first, The Run, which debuted in fall 2009, is also a book of action, but of an entirely different kind, as it centers on Mexico border town drug-related violence and American family dynamics. Fiorito has written screenplays for both books as well as nine other film scripts. Fiorito also served as executive producer of the one-man show "Who's Floyd Stearn?" starring Michael Raynor.

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