Author Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar Holding Book Signing in Athens, GA

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I’m very excited to share that a fabulous author, Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, will be in Athens, GA, on January 1, 2014! In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that Mohana is an online friend and an editing client, but that has nothing to do with her amazing story-telling abilities. I don’t read many books that aren’t romances, but I love Mohana’s books (and as a bonus, some do have a love story!)

Mohana doesn’t just write fiction. Her “momoir” Mommy But Still Me was so entertaining that I loved it both times I read it, and So You Want to Sell a Million Copies? walks authors through the steps they need to acquire a publishing contract. The book also contains more than enough valuable information for all authors to make it worth the purchase price.

Love Comes Later

Shortlisted for the New Talent Award by the Festival of Romance, this contemporary tale about the conflict between love and honor, duty and passion, will keep you turning pages until the very end.

Hind is granted a temporary reprieve from her impending marriage to Abdulla, her cousin. Little does anyone suspect that the presence of Sangita, her Indian roommate, may shake a carefully constructed future. Torn between loyalties to Hind and a growing attraction to Abdulla, Sangita must choose between friendship and a burgeoning love.

A modern quest for the right to pursue love and happiness, even when it comes in an unconventional package, LOVE COMES LATER explores similarities between the South Asian and Arab cultures while exposing how cultural expectations affect both men and women. Identities are tested and boundaries questioned against the shifting backdrops of Doha, Qatar and London, England.

 

324d27998d0c0a8239080b.L._V358233939_SX200_Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a writer who has lived in Qatar since 2005. She has a PhD from the University of Florida with a focus on gender and postcolonial theory. Her dissertation project was published as Haram in the Harem (Peter Lang, 2009) a literary analysis of the works of three Muslim women authors in India, Algeria, and Pakistan. She is the creator and co-editor of five books in the Qatar Narratives series, as well as the Qatari Voices anthology which features essays by Qataris on modern life in Doha (Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2010). Her research has been published in numerous journals and anthologies.

She was the Associate Editor of Vox, a fashion and lifestyle magazine based in Doha and a winner of the She Writes We Love New Novelists competition. She has been a regular contributor for Variety Arabia, AudioFile Magazine, Explore Qatar, Woman Today, The Woman, Writers and Artists Yearbook, QatarClick, Expat Arrivals, Speak Without Interruption and Qatar Explorer. She hosted two seasons of the Cover to Cover book show on Qatar Foundation Radio.

Currently Mohana is working on a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf and a novel based in Qatar. She believes words can help us understand ourselves and others. Catch up on her latest via her blog or follow her on Twitter @moha_doha.

In the DC area? Mohana will be there Dec. 21. Check out the Facebook Event Page for details.

Facebook Event Page for Athens book signing

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
6:30 PM
The Coffee Shop of Athens
2950 Atlanta Highway
Athens, GA
Get directions

I am not being reimbursed in any fashion for this blog post. I’m only spreading word for a friend. This post does contain Amazon affiliate links, but that has nothing to do with the subject of the post.

Free Middle Grade Ebook from Fabulous Author Karen Pokras Toz!

Karen Pokras Toz is a great writer with a way of getting to the minds of middle graders that is, frankly, a little scary. 😉 But she’s also a fabulous friend and I’d love to do something special for her today for her birthday. Karen’s book Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas is free on Amazon today, Karen’s birthday gift to you! Karen isn’t feeling well today, so some of her friends are helping promote this free day for her. Would you help us?

First, go get your free ebook.

Then share this post or the Amazon link on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s a tweet you can use, if you like.


 

Happy Birthday, Karen! Get well soon!

Book Release: Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour by Donna Huber

Have you thought about setting up a blog tour for your book, but aren’t sure where to start? Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour gives you all the information you need to get the word out about your latest book. Donna writes in a clear, concise way that will get you in, out, and on your way. Grab it this week while it’s only 99 cents!


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Plan a successful blog tour while keeping your sanity

From the publicist who introduced the world to Fifty Shades of Grey, Donna Huber is now revealing her secrets to successful blog tours. She shares tips and tricks learned through organizing over 30 tours, blasts, and promotional events for nearly 50 independently- and traditionally-published titles. Continue reading

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Fiction Frolic: Help Collect Books for All Hallow’s Read and Win an Amazon Gift Card

Help raise 1,000 books for charity and enter to win $200, signed books and swag!


We are excited to share about an ambitious blog tour—Fiction Frolic for All Hallow’s Read—where ten authors from several genres are working hard to raise 1,000 books in three weeks for Books for America.

From October 1st to 19th, donate a new book (or books!) and earn extra bonus points in a huge giveaway that these authors are hosting.

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