Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: Before Time by @xunairaj

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Before Time - The Time Series # 1
by Xunaira J.

Audience: NA - Genre: Tragic Romance - Formats: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Xunaira J. -Editor: Michelle Browne - Date of Published: 20th November 2014
 

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His eyes told her what his tongue could not.

Nineteen-year-old Onaiza Shahid is a loner and a dreamer, bookish and socially isolated. A chance ramble into chatting software changes everything. The words of a stranger compel her. Addicted and falling fast, their secret love changes her life. But will the idealistic teenager get her happily ever after?
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Impassioned: I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore.
ME: Then don’t!
Impassioned:  How different a feeling it is to stay on the main stream and then say it here.
ME: Of course. On the main stream, I just thought it was chatter without any meaning.
Impassioned: It was never mere chat, and still isn’t. Only you understood it now.
I smiled.
ME: Yes, I guess so.
Impassioned: Onaiza!
ME: Yes?
Impassioned: Asher!
Oh!! He was finally telling me his name. Wow! Just wow!
ME: Nice to meet your, Asher :)


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playlist
Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting For You
Back Street Boys – Incomplete
Enrique Iglesias – Somebody’s Me
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
Lionel Richie – Hello
Unbreak My Heart
Bleeding Love
No Mercy – Where do you go
Evanescence – My Immortal
Lady Antebellum – Can’t take my eyes off you
Enrique Iglesias – Addicted
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Micheal Learns to Rock – Breaking my heart
Micheal Learns to Rock – Take me to your heart
 
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authorinterview

Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

As a child, I dreamt of becoming a doctor when I grew up but deep down, I aspired to be a writer as well. I always believed that I could have two professions at the same time.

When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
In 2012 when I published my first short story, “The Cursed City.”

How long did it take to get your first book published?
I opted for self-publishing with Amazon.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
During the day, I’m studying software engineering which takes up a lot of time. I’m a Java Developer and look forward to my graduation in coming June.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
It’s called Before Time, it’s part of series of three books. The story is about internet chatroom romance where the heroine meets a stranger and falls in love over chat.

Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
I self-publish with Amazon.

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It takes me about three to four months to complete a novel.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
Well, experience with genres is tough. I love writing romance but in the future, I may come up with a story in a totally different genre. Right now, I have no such plans.

What genre would you place your books into?
Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance and YA Romance.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes, I tend to read all reviews as that gives me an insight about what my readers think and feel after they read my books.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I usually come up with my title once I’m halfway through the book but for my Time Trilogy, I came up with the names way before I came up with the story.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
Research, research and more research.

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
I’m more of a person who writes first and decides later, so my characters are as unpredictable as I am
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Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I simply love Paperbacks.

Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
Not all books translate better to movies. The only adaptation that I loved was the Harry Potter series. It was a movie well done.

Your favorite food is?
All fast foods are my favorite.

Your favorite color is?
Pink

Your favorite Author is?
Judith McNaught

 

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about the author
imageAs a thirteen year old teenager, Xunaira J. aspired to be an author someday. From short stories to novellas, she has written them all but as an adult now, she has published two short stories and is now aiming to publish her first Novel, Before Time, scheduled for November release. Xunaira resides in Islamabad, Pakistan and enjoys a hot cup of cappuccino, a good romance novel and her favorite music from the 80's. Apart from that, when she's not working on her current literary project, she loves developing mobile applications and studies as a software engineer.
 

 


 
 
 
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Tour Schedule – One Week Blog Tour for Before Time – The Time Trilogy #1 by Xunaira J. from February 23 – March 3, 2015
February 23
Book Reviews by Xunaira J. - Promo, Playlist, & Book Soundtrack
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Daily Pinner - Promo
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What Shall We Blog About Today? - Promo, Book Soundtrack, & Playlist
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February 24
Tammy's Tea Time - Review
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Angels with Attitude Book Reviews - Promo, Author Interview, Book Soundtrack, & Playlist
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Eclipse Reviews - Promo, Author Interview, Playlist, & Book Soundtrack
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February 25
Hooked On Books Forever - Promo & Review
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February 26
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February 27
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog - Promo
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March 3
Rustys Reading - Promo
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United Indie Book Blog - Promo
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Portals to New Worlds - Promo, Author Interview, Playlist, & Book Soundtrack
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