Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blog Tour Stop & Review: Fateful Eyes by Panos Nomikos

Fateful Eyes is a story about a life spent searching for love, accomplishments, and true fulfillment, within the world upheavals that, unfortunately, characterize the beginning of the new millennium. In his own life, Panos Nomikos (the author) has traveled in many continents, has been acquainted with many different people from different cultures, and he has also humbly attempted to comprehend the dizzying pace of events that are unfolding in such a frenetic tempo around us.

Panos aspires to share those experiences by narrating the story of “Peter”, a cosmopolitan who is traveling around the world at several exotic places, trying to solve a great puzzle, trying to locate a mysterious lady who came from his distant, youthful, and lustful past, and upset his life and his relationship with his affectionate lover. All the while, she is trying to fend-off by the threat posed by that mysterious rival in his heart.

Yet, the puzzle itself is not the essence of this novel. The puzzle is only a “pretext” to justify the exposure of Peter’s tortuous and twisted path in life, as well as to narrate the lives of everyone around him, as they all become unwittingly entangled into the rolling thunder of the world’s current upheavals, terrorism, wars, and economic crises. Like a modern Odyssey, the real essence of this novel is Peter’s long and tormenting journey towards his destination, towards the completion of his mission. Notwithstanding the mystery, the problems, and the upheavals, this story also celebrates love, affection, optimism, and the enthralling beauty of marvelous life.


The protagonist, Peter, begins to receive mysterious emails from a female who he is led to believe is his daughter. While maintaining an intense work schedule as an IT specialist that has him traveling around the world, Peter attempts to get to the bottom of this unknown girl.

He embarks on an emotional journey of locating four women from his past that he had passionate relationships with and who are all good candidates to be the mother of his child. At times he feels as though many individuals are leading him on a wild goose chase and as quick as he gains leads, he faces disappointment.

Panos Nomikos is an eloquent writer whose descriptions of foreign lands have left me feeling as if I have visited them myself. He has developed an intriguing story that is overflowing with mystery and romance. Just when it looks like Peter is on the path to uncovering the identity of his daughter, Panos steps in and thrusts the story into an entirely different direction. Nomikos has left readers with a powerful ending that has me incredibly intrigued to read Part Two of Peter’s journey.

Solve the puzzle and win a journey…

Read “Fateful Eyes”, try to guess the solution of the puzzle (that will be finally revealed in the forthcoming 2nd volume) and win a trip for two persons, for one week, all expenses paid, to the beautiful country that is the final destination of the protagonist in this story, and also win books and other prizes. Contribute your ideas at or by email to

Fateful Eyes can be found on Amazon in paperback or e-book formats. You can also follow Panos Nomikos here:



I am Panos Nomikos and I was born in 1961 in Athens, Greece, this beautiful country that has become lately the epicenter of the raging global financial crisis. During my carefree, youthful years, I roamed the idyllic islands of my home country having fun on the golden beaches under the sun with my friends and lovers. Later on, I studied for a Ph.D. in the UK and I started a career in Information Technology in the maritime sector, roaming again across the world on intercontinental business trips in faraway places in Asia, Europe and America. In the course of my career I have authored numerous essays and articles in professional publications.

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