Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Living with a Psychic

I bet you have never wondered what it would be like to live with a phony psychic who tricks people into believing she's for real. We all know there are a hundred of them working in shops all over the world with essences inundating the air, candles, crystal balls, scary looking card decks, and funny names like Lady Soothsayer. Well, those people out there have families of their own, they're mothers, wives, daughters... What would it be like to know your mom is a fake? How do you survive high school with all its miseries when you can't respect the parenting image waiting for you at home? It must be heart-breaking, and indeed a great character forger.

Now, imagine you're a blind kid. You rely on your senses to guide you through life, but what if your senses grew to perceive things others can't. Would you be able to identify what's real from what's not? You'd never knew if the presence you're feeling next to you is really there, or just a vision from the future. Nerve racking, right? The problem is, things can get worse. What if you could, for example, experience the future death of someone important to you? Surely, figuring things like these at sixteen can change you forever.

Well, these characters are two of the most memorable in the array of craziness that is Farsighted. And I mean crazy in a good way, because it stretches your imagination and makes yourself ask questions you'd never thought of before. There are more secrets on those pages than in Silvia Brown's crystal ball, and I won't ruin those for you. You have to read it, not only if you're a lover of YA paranormal books, but if you enjoy finding your way through mazes and figuring out what's behind a character. I bet you my Tarot deck, you won't be able to see the final twist coming at you.

Chances are, if you spend some time in books-related cyberspace, you've met the author Emlyn Chand, who is an active mind always thinking on new ways to connect. Her vivacious voice lends herself perfectly to voice the anguishes of growing up superhero. Don't miss her debut novel, first of a series that will have you hook from page one; and remember:  Vampires are out, Psychics are in!

As part of Farsighted launching blog tour, Novel Publicity and the author, Emlyn Chand, are giving cash prizes of $100 each. Bloggers can win by writing the most creative entry and you can help me by voting in the traffic-breaker poll. Readers like you can also win! All you have to do is leave a comment on this and other tour host’s entries for the random commenter prize. That easy!!

Here you have the link with the tour dates and the list where you can vote:  Novel Publicity, Farsighted Tour.

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 www.emlynchand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!
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Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.


Emlyn Chand said...

Haha, awesome interpretation, Gina! I haven't seen anyone else set-up a Farsighted post in quite this way. You're an original ;-)

If you happen to find yourself on Amazon or GoodReads anytime in the near future, would you mind cross-posting this there to help up the exposure? Please and thank you and a great many <3s. You're a great friend :-D

Geoffrey said...

Spot on, Gina! Gotta admit that this was one of the more original reviews I've read...I really enjoyed it!