Monday, October 31, 2011

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand BLOG TOUR STOP

~Welcome to my little spot on the Tour~
I am posting an Excerpt & There are contests going on!
**Info on those are posted after my review but YOU GOTTA COMMENT TO WIN**

Today I'd like to share an excerpt from Emlyn Chand's hot new paranormal novel, Farsighted (it just released on 10/24). Before diving in, check out this teaser for the book:

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.

Okay, now that you're caught up, on to the excerpt! I hope you'll enjoy it.

Almost Kiss

an excerpt from Farsighted, chapter 7

Simmi and I arrive at this rally point together from Mrs. Warszynski’s to wait for Shapri. Several minutes go by. I want to suggest we leave without her but don’t think that’ll score me any points with Simmi.

“You didn’t want Shapri to come tonight, did you?” Simmi asks.

“Well, I—no, I mean, it’s fine. I’m glad she could come,” I sputter.

“You’re such a horrible liar,” Simmi teases, pushing me playfully.

“Hey, that’s not fair. I can’t hit you back. You’re a girl.”

“I’m just teasing you.” Simmi blows a raspberry and pulls her body up onto the circular wall surrounding the flagpole area. I hesitate before pulling myself up too. Simmi scootches over so we touch at the hip. She loops her hand through the crook of my arm and places her head on my shoulder. “I never would have gotten away with this in India,” she says. “But I’m glad I can here. I’m a psychic feeler. I need to be in touch with others.” She pauses and strokes my arm with her free hand. “You know, when I touch someone I can make them feel what I want them to, but I can also sense their existing emotions. It’s almost the same as being able to read minds. Everything important has to do with the heart, not logic.” She lightens her tone. “But don’t tell Dr. Brown I said that, he’d take marks off of my next chem exam out of spite.”

I laugh nervously. Is she like Miss Teak in a way? Can she read my feelings for her? If she can, why hasn’t she said anything? I contemplate reaching over and kissing her, so I can know for sure how she feels. But I’ve never kissed anyone before. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to initiate it. Do I take her out for dinner and a movie first? Or make some lengthy speech declaring my intentions? Do I kiss her, just like that? Or do I ask for her permission before making my big move?

I decide to ask if it’s okay. Simmi is a classy girl. She needs respect. I swallow, hoping the motion will open up my airway, because right now, I’m kind of having trouble catching my breath. “Simmi,” I start.

“Yeah, Alex?” She lifts her head and links her hand in mine, nudging her slender fingers in between each of mine.

“Would it be okay if I…”

“There you two are!” Shapri says, running over to us, panting heavily. “I thought we were meeting in the commons.”

“No, we agreed on the flagpole,” Simmi says, hopping down from the wall.

The moment is gone. I don’t know when I’ll get the chance and the nerve again. My opinion of Shapri transforms from cautious indifference into outright hatred. Why did she invite herself along?

Shapri clears her throat. “Did I—Did I interrupt something here? Maybe a little romance?”

“What? No, no,” Simmi says shaking her head adamantly. “Nothing like that, Alex is like a brother to me.”

Ouch. Pain. Stabbed in my heart. I’m like a brother to her? I guess this means romance is off the table…

Awesomeness ... Right?? Well below my review are the details of The Contests!! One I really want to win and hey YOU CAN TOO! So whatcha waiting for? Huh? scroll on down and get ta gettin :)
 I nabbed this Almost Kiss shot not exactly the same but hey a girl can try....

Review: 5x5
Well, this book blew me away! First off Alex is just amazing! He has depth almost like no other character I've read. That is not to say that the others are poorly written it's just this is from his point of view so you get so much more from him. I totally love all of them! The story itself evokes so much feeling and thought from the reader, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! Be prepared for a great ride that involves cultural diversity, loads of emotions, and some things that will make you go WOAHH didn't see that coming! Definitely get out there and pick this up! It's a GREAT READ!!

Blog Tour Notes

THE BOOK:  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 your copy today by visiting’s Kindle store or the eBook retailer of your choice. The paperback edition will be available on November 24 (for the author’s birthday).


***THE CASH PRIZES:***  Guess what? You could win a $100 Amazon gift card as part of this special blog tour. That’s right! Just leave a comment below saying something about the post you just read, and you’ll be entered into the raffle. I could win $100 too! Please help by voting for SUPAGURL BOOKS BLOG  in the traffic-breaker poll. To cast your vote, visit the official Farsighted blog tour page and scroll all the way to the bottom. Thank you for your help with that.

THE GIVEAWAYS:  Win 1 of 10 autographed copies of Farsighted before its paperback release by entering the giveaway on GoodReads. Perhaps you’d like an autographed postcard from the author; you can request one on her site.

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 for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!

MORE FUN: There's more fun below. Watch the live action Farsighted book trailer and take the quiz to find out which character is most like you!


  1. What an interesting book! I've seen this one around, but never stopped to read the synopsis. I love your mini-review. Great job!

  2. "Cultural diversity, loads of emotions, and some things that will make you go WOAHH didn't see that coming!"

    Wow! That's quite an impressive list...I'll definitely have to see about getting my hands on this one. Great cover, too...

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  4. Thank you so much, SupaGurl, for the thoughtful review and for giving me a home on your blog for the day. I LOVE the photos you found for "almost kiss" and "blown away." That added a really fun touch. Thank you again :-D

  5. This looks like a pretty good book. I hadn't heard of it till now. I will have to go add it to my goodreads. :)

    on a second note...

    when you see someone with their mouth open on a cover, dont you just have that urge to put something in it?

    I do.... I think this poor guy needs a lollipop or a twizzler.

    I think that's how you spell twizzler.. not sure, I dont eat them.. they are nasty.

  6. April... *rollin* funny you would think he needs a twizzler and you think they are nasty.... LOL

  7. Thanks for your review, you have the same taste and love your comments, weeds out a lot and tunes me into stuff I wouldn't normally pick up. Thanks

  8. Love the premise of the book. Thanks for your thoughts on the book. I'd love to read this.
    geschumann at live dot com

  9. Hi everyone and thank you for all the supportive and enthusiastic comments. This tour has kept me so busy over the past month that I am only now able to return and respond to new comments. The support of the book blogging community has been spectacular. You guys rock!

    PS April, Alex totally does eat Twizzlers at one point in the book :-P

  10. I bought this book but haven't read it yet! I'm glad that you liked it!


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