Friday, June 24, 2016

Celebrate: A Love That Disturbs & Giveaways

Today I'm celebrating a wonderful writer who's releasing her eighth book -- Medeia Sharif!

Blurb:
          Maysa Mazari is alarmed by her mother’s talk about arranged marriage. As a hijab-wearing Pakistani-American, she wants to find love on her own. Her judgmental Muslim clique has protected her from racist taunts, although the leader is turning on her as Maysa strays from the group because of her attraction to Haydee.
          Haydee Gomez is a former gang member and juvenile detention student. Now living with a clean-cut aunt, she wants to turn her life around, even though one person will never let her forget her roots—Rafe, her abusive pimp. Haydee attempts to pull away from a life of prostitution when she develops feelings for Maysa, although Rafe isn’t willing to give her up too easily.
          Finding themselves in danger from Maysa’s friends and Haydee’s pimp, it’s apparent their love disturbs everyone around them as they fight to stay together.

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Author Bio:
I was born in New York City and I presently call Miami my home. I received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, I found my niche writing for young people. Today I'm a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, I'm a public school teacher. My memberships include Mensa, ALAN, and SCBWI.
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I'm also celebrating M.J. Joachim and her wonderful review of Bloodwalker HERE.  Many thanks to MJ!

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

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Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Friday Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors


Here are Foxy's suggestions for June 24, 2016:

Free Women’s Fiction Novel -  Win a copy of I Promise You This by Patricia Sands, about a suddenly single middle-aged Canadian woman who must decide if a new relationship in France is worth the risk of having her heart broken again. Enter via Entry Form on the France Book Tours blog. (ends July 1)


Free MG Supernatural Novel - Win a copy of Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K. Brown, a Middle Grade novel about a town where everyone has supernatural powers based on the day of the week they were born, but poor Poppy can’t control her Monday-girl telekinesis and must attend summer school for extra classes, which gives the class mean girl more ammunition against her. Enter via rafflecopter on the My Book Addiction blog. (ends June 29)


Free YA Sci-Fi Signed Paperback Novel – Win an award-winning YA SF novel called Consider by Kristy Acevedo, about holographic messengers who appear in the sky, warning the people of Earth that a meteor will destroy it. The messengers claim to be Earthlings from the future. All the population has to do is step through a warp-portal to save themselves—but where does the portal really lead? Enter via rafflecopter on the My Book Addiction blog. (ends June 29)


Free Paranormal Romance Novel – win Dark Vortex by Stella Marie Alden and Chantel Seabrook, about a witch who’s never been trained but must learn how to fight a magic duel in two days. Luckily, handsome Jack is willing to teach her. Enter via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends July 29)


Free $20 Amazon Gift Card or $20 Paypal Cash – To celebrate the release of Bad Boys After Dark: Mick by NY Times bestselling author Melissa Foster, she’s giving away a $20 Amazon card or $20 Paypal cash. Enter via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaway blog. (ends July 6)


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32 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, I saw that review - good stuff!

Sue Bursztynski said...

Plenty to celebrate this week! Congratulations on the great reviews so far! I hope it translates into lots of sales for you!

Rhonda Albom said...

Medeia's book sounds really interesting. Congrats on the review.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great to celebrate Medeia! She's an amazing writer.

JeffO said...

Congrats, Medeia!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I've been seeing Medeia's book everywhere!!! Love the cover and it sounds amazing.

Off to read the review for Bloodwalker!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Medeia's on a roll.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'll check out the awesome review. Thank you for sharing my book news.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Wonderful review, Lexa. Looking forward to reading your novel.
I'm almost finished with Medeia's book. A really touching story.

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Congrats to Medeia!! Off to check out the review. Happy Friday!

Tamara Narayan said...

I recently finished a review copy of Medeia's book and the ending blew me away.

Tamara Narayan said...

Okay, that was an excellent review, but where's the comment button? Top? Bottom? I must be blind.

Julie Flanders said...

Medeia is so prolific! I am constantly impressed by how many amazing books she continues to put out. Congratulations on another great one, Medeia!

And congrats again on that fantastic review, Lexa. Yay!

Yolanda Renée said...

Congrats to Medeia! And you too!

Stephen Hayes said...

Medeia's book sounds timely and compelling, and I wish her much success with it.

messymimi said...

You always find such interesting and amazing people and things to celebrate!

Kate Larkindale said...

Congrats on the great review! And congrats to Medeia on her new release. Sounds like a good one.

L.G. Smith said...

Wow, eight books. Congrats, indeed! :)

Lexa Cain said...

Tamara - Sorry, I guess MJ doesn't have her comments turned on. I've changed my post to take out the request to comment. Thanks so much for reading it!! :)

Denise Covey said...

I love Mederia's books. I bought it straight away! Love this type of story! Thanks Lexa for promo-ing Mederia and thank you for the freebies! :-)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Eight books! I'm impressed. Congratulations to her on the release. And congratulations on the review.

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats to both you and Medeia! Have a great weekend!

T.F. Walsh said...

Huge congrats, Medeia... :)

You latest review rocks!!!!

Heather R. Holden said...

Congrats on the awesome review, Lexa! And many congrats to Medeia, as well! Been seeing her book pop up all over the blogosphere lately...

T. Drecker said...

Huge congrats to Medeia!

cleemckenzie said...

Another congrats to Medeia! And here's to M.J. I hope their books sell like trillions...well, millions would be good, too.

I'm leaving Sudden Secrets up for free until July 4 if you want to post about it. http://cleemckenziebooks.com

Thanks.

L.G. Keltner said...

Congratulations to Medeia!

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Sounds like a great book that deals with many topics that are rarely covered in literature. I wish Medeia all the best!

And congrats on the fantastic review. :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read Medeia's books yet. I will. I just need more hours in a day. I do know she gets fabulous reviews because she writes wonderfully.

Crystal Collier said...

Yay for Medeia! I love that this one tackles so many issues.

Olivia Rose said...

Yay! Congratulations to Medeia!

DMS said...

So excited to see Medeia here! Wishing her all the best! :)
~Jess

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