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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Book Description:

Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t. When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider.

Get it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  (As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, the price of Farsighted eBook edition is just 99 cents this week.)




Book Review:
The name of this blog is "Judge Not By The Covers", and this book would be a prime example of  why every person should follow that rule first and foremost when it comes to choosing books to read ( I will touch on this matter again down below). The book description which features Alex, will grab you hook, line and sinker.. I mean come on, who doesn't love a book where there is a guy and a girl involved (romance), some hurdles to overcome (of the paranormal kind), enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat and new destiny's to be made for all characters involved. I MEAN IT MAKES FOR SOME GREAT READING!   

I sat down with the book after forcing my kids to play outside (I told them it was because they needed exercise but it was really just because mommy needed some much needed "quiet time".)

Anyways, Right off the bat I was pleasantly surprised by the characters and the authors ability to bring them to life on paper and in my head. Alex is amazing, his parents can be infuriating and loving at the same time, Miss Teak is mysterious, Shapri can be so distant and Simmi is the link that binds them all together. 

Without giving to much more away I will say, the book flowed great and I was actually able to read it in one sitting. At this point I am really anxious to read Open Heart (Farsighted: Book 2). You can expect a cover reveal in February 2012 and a book 
release in late spring.


O.k..So now to touch on the "Cover Issue" that I had with this book. The issue to me is really simple.. The guy on the cover doesn't do Alex justice at all!! Not saying I can do much better at portraying him but I am darn well gonna try.   :)~  Here are some covers I came up with. 

**PLEASE NOTE** NO AUTHORS FEELINGS WERE HURT BY MY DECISION TO PLAY WITH THE COVER OF FARSIGHTED :)~  I MADE SURE IT WAS OK WITH  EMLYN BEFORE DOING SO..





















So what do you think?
(make sure to leave a comment below and let me know)





By purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes, including lots of Amazon gift cards (up to $100 in amount) and 5 autographed copies of the book. Be sure to enter before the end of the day on Friday, December 30th, so you don’t miss out.




To Win the Prizes


Purchase your copy of Farsighted for just 99 cents on Amazon or Barnes & Noble
  1. Fill-out the form on Novel Publicity to enter for the prizes
  2. Visit today’s featured event; you may win an autographed copy of the book or a $50 gift card!
  3. BONUS: If you leave a comment on this blog post, you have another chance at $100!
  4. DOUBLE BONUS: If I receive more comments than any other blogger, *I* win $100.


...And I can win too!


Over 100 bloggers are participating in this gigantic event, and there are plenty of prizes for us too. The blogger who receives the most votes in the traffic-breaker poll will win a $100 gift card as well. So when you visit Novel Publicity’s site to fill-out the contest entry form, don’t forget to say that I referred you, so I can get a point in the poll.


The Featured Events include:


Monday, a guest blog on Novel Publicity! Emlyn kicks off the tour on the Novel Publicity Free Advice blog by discussing her brightly burning passion for books in a guest post entitled “My journey through the pages and toward a life-long love of reading.” One commenter will win an autographed copy of Farsighted. Don’t forget to enter for the other contest prizes while you’re over there!


Tuesday, Twitter sharing contest! A tweet is tiny, only 140 characters. But on Tuesday, it could win you $50. Send the following tweet across the twittersphere, and you just may win a $50 Amazon gift card. An autographed copy of Farsighted is also up for grabs. The winners will be announced Wednesday morning. Here’s the tweet: Looking for a fun read to round out your holiday break? The paranormal YA hit Farsighted is just 99 cents! http://ow.ly/81Dt1 #whirlwind


Wednesday, Google+ sharing contest! Yup, there’s yet another awesome opportunity to win a $50 Amazon gift card, and this time it just takes a single click! Visit Google+ and share Emlyn Chand’s most recent post (you’ll see the Stay Farsighted book cover included with it). On Thursday morning, one lucky sharer will be $50 richer. An autographed copy of Farsighted is also up for grabs. Two chances to win with just one click! How about that?


Thursday, Facebook sharing contest! Stop by Novel Publicity’s Facebook page and share their latest post (you’ll see the Farsighted book cover included with it). It’s ridiculously easy to win! On Friday morning, one lucky sharer will be $50 richer. An autographed copy of Farsightedis also up for grabs.


Friday, special contest on the author’s site! Are you ready for some more fun? Take a picture of yourself with your copy of Farsighted either in paperback or on an eReading device, then post it to Emlyn Chand’s Facebook page or email a copy to author@emlynchand.com. You just way win one of three Amazon gift cards! A $100 prize will go to the photo with the most interesting setting (so put your holiday travel time to work for you). Another $50 will go the funniest photo, and one more prize of $50 will go the scariest photo—this is a paranormal YA book after all. An autographed copy of Farsighted will go to one randomly selected entrant. For more details about this contest, please visit www.emlynchand.com.


Remember, it’s all about the books!








About the Author
Emlyn Chand has always loved to hear and tell stories, having emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm, Novel Publicity. Emlyn loves to connect with readers and is available throughout the social media interweb. Visit her on her websiteTwitterFacebook, or GoodReads.