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Emlyn Chand was born with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Novel Publicity's mascot is a sun conure, thanks to her obsession with birds-and she gets to decide anyway since she is the company's founder and president. Although her first novel Farsighted won the prestigious Writer's Digest Self-Published Novel of the Year award in 2012 for the YA category, she now writes most of her fiction under her real name, Melissa Storm. Learn more or connect with her (or her Sun Conure, Ducky!) on either of her author websites: www.emlynchand.com or www.melstorm.com or via Tsu, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.


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Loved her debut, loved the start of this novel, but was ultimately disappointed. The info about the iron lung and about Vivian herself was fascinating, but Holly (the main protag) was very meh. I got sick of reading about her money issues, and the pl ...more
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“They say that right before you die your whole life flashes before you – a medley of your own personal greatest hits. Well then, I must be about to live, because events that haven’t happened yet are constantly pushing themselves into my head.”
Emlyn Chand, Farsighted

“There are two types of visions. Those that will happen no matter what, and those that can be stopped. Now more than ever, I wish I could tell them apart.”
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“Note to self: don’t throw things at girls.”
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“They say that right before you die your whole life flashes before you – a medley of your own personal greatest hits. Well then, I must be about to live, because events that haven’t happened yet are constantly pushing themselves into my head.”
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message 79: by Emlyn

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C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Emlyn,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


message 76: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Did I really make it all the way to 666? Aaaaaah!


message 75: by Carey

Carey Henderson 666 books??? You better read one more soon & get off that number! Could mean bad luck for you! haha...


message 74: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Hey, did you guys know I'm writing romance now? It's true, my first book comes out March 19 and is entitled "Walk Away with Me." I'll be giving out ARCs next week, so stop by my alias's FB page and leave a comment on the thread pinned to the top if you'd like to request one.

Yup, it's totally FREE, plus "Walk Away With Me" makes a great, quick read, weighing in at just over 25,000 words. ♥

https://www.facebook.com/darbywrites


message 73: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Glistening Haven is a sexy, high octane Dystopian Thriller. Pick it up and enter to win $75 http://tinyurl.com/d25eehs


message 72: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Do you enjoy the books of Nicholas Sparks and Anne Tyler? Would you like to travel to India while sitting in the comfort of your own home? Want to read a quirky love story? Then Torn Together will be right up your alley. It just released today, you know.

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message 71: by Katy

Katy Hi, Emlyn. I read what your wrote about Game of Thrones. Yes, fantasy tends to be overwritten. Have you read Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series? Those books move at a fast clip, more like a roller coaster ride.


message 70: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Enjoy a good zombie mystery? Novel Publicity is recruiting bloggers for our biggest and best promotion. We're boasting $550 in prizes along with a KINDLE FIRE, 5 autographed copies of the novel and eBook copies for all reviewers. You can participate by posting a guest post or excerpt as well, which means it's totally easy to join in and compete for the prizes.

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message 69: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand I've got review copies of my kids' book HONEY THE HERO. Who wants one? This 1,500-word color-illustrated story is releasing on April 24, and I'd love to launch with a thousand reviews (is that too ambitious? :-P). Honey is also available for blog interviews. Have you ever interviewed a heroic parakeet before? It's really fun!

Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand


Elizabeth Drake Thanks for friending me! Zabet @ Reading Between Classes


message 67: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Emlyn, voted for "Far Sighted" on Book Bundlz and felt no pressure what so ever... now please, oh please can you untie my hands...


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Graeme Stokes Hi Emlyn, thanks for the friendship.


message 65: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand I'm hosting a cool new giveaway of the awesome book, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. Come check it out, enter to win, and share with your friends!

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It's international, and the prize is a paperback edition of this super entertaining novel!


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Emlyn Chand Yo. Passing on word about 9 FREE ebooks from Evolved Publishing today. They've got YA, thrillers, epic fantasy, historical fiction... you name it! It's pretty cool, and you should definitely visit and download everything--you know, just in case. I can also vouch for Evolved's high standard of editing and story quality :-D

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Emlyn Chand I'm doing my first weekly giveaway today. Read my 5-star review of Cinder, then enter to win a hardcover copy. Please tell your friends!

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message 62: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Wanna win a $50 Amazon gift card? Okay, just share the post linked here. One lucky winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced tomorrow AM. Maybe it will be you!

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Emlyn Chand Come stop by the Doxology whirlwind tour. We have a great book reduced to 99 cents, plus $450 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and autographed copies of the novel. At the very least, stop by to promote your fellow author ;-)

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message 60: by Bridget

Bridget Bowers Hey, Emlyn! Thanks for the friend request.


message 59: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand We're now recruiting for 3 huge tours, which boast a combined prize total of $1,300 in Amazon gift cards and 3 Kindle Fires! We've got YA, Urban Fantasy, and Lit Fic. Sign-up for one, or sign-up for them all. You can choose to do a review or feature a guest post or excerpt. Participation is easy and fun!

*Please tell your friends*

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message 58: by Tori

Tori I just subscribed to your email list and I saw you were from Michigan! I lived nearly my entire life in Michigan. It just made me happy to see it.


message 57: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Did you know Farsighted is a great pick for book clubs? It even comes complete with a discussion guide and author interview. You can learn more and even request Emlyn for your club at www.emlynchand.com/clubs

Farsighted is FREE via Amazon Kindle. This will only last until tomorrow, so go get your copy now, and tell your friends! http://amzn.com/B005WXFG54


message 56: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Farsighted is FREE today. Please spread the word, and pick up a copy for yourself if you haven't already. http://amzn.com/B005WXFG54

You also need to check out these awesome movie cast selections from YA-Aholic. She’s picked someone cool to play every role. And Alex is... Taylor Lautner. *Major swoon*

http://www.ya-aholic.com/2012/02/fars...


message 55: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Farsighted is FREE for Kindle today! Get it here: http://ow.ly/8XYKq

We also have 2 opportunities for you to win a $25 Amazon gift card. All you have to do is spread the news of this giveaway by sharing either of the following posts (or both for 2 entries).

Share on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/novelpublicity

Share on Google+: https://plus.google.com/1002274368610...

The winners will be chosen via Random.org and announced Saturday morning. Good luck, and don't forget to pick up a copy of Farsighted!


message 54: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Are you caring and brave like Alex? Sweet and docile like Simmi? Annoying and awesome like Shapri? A jerk like Brady? Take the official Farsighted character quiz, and see which character is most like you
www.emlynchand.com/quiz

Then grab your FREE copy via Amazon Kindle. This will only last until tomorrow, so go get your copy now, and tell your friends! http://amzn.com/B005WXFG54


message 53: by Jeff

Jeff Horton Hi Emlyn. Just sharing some karma!


message 52: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand An upcoming social network just for writers, complete with e-learning centre, blogs, forums, groups and more. Do not be the only one to miss out!
http://www.writers-unite.com/


Savannah Emlyn, thank you for the friendship..


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Emlyn Chand Michelle wrote: "Hello! Loving the new Karmic chain! :)"

Thanks! I hope this catches on. It's even harder to get GoodReads fans than it is Facebook likes. Please share the word as you always do ;-)


Michelle Birbeck Hello! Loving the new Karmic chain! :)


message 48: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand I'm hosting my first ever reading challenge. I'd love for some book blogger friends to sign-up. It's called "The Books that made me Love Reading" challenge and encourages readers to revisit their old faves from kids' lit to classics.

We have pretty big prizes too--a total of $270 in cash and 50 autographed books!

Check out the full info at http://www.emlynchand.com/2012/01/sign-u...


message 47: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Could you use an extra $50? Like tomorrow?

Send the following tweet across the twittersphere, and you just may win a $50 Amazon gift card. Autographed copies of Scorpio Rising and its sequel, Sting of the Scorpio, are also up for grabs. The winners will be announced tomorrow morning.

Here's the tweet: Looking for a read that’s full of love, drama, and betrayal? Scorpio Rising has been reduced to 99 cents! http://ow.ly/7zA2s #whirlwind


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Emlyn Chand Win $500 by commenting on a blog post!

Come and participate in our grand finale IN LEAH'S WAKE holiday contest. You can win $500 simply by leaving a comment on the post linked here.

Contest ends TODAY at 12 noon EST

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message 45: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Emlyn, thanks for the friend request! :)


message 44: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Hello, all you Farsighted fans. I'm taking part in a really cool event in which four authors bring their characters together to write a mystery story progressive. There's a new story piece each week, and today Alex gets to tell his side of the events.

This super cool event is hosted by the lovely Terri Giuliano Long, author of In Leah's Wake.

www.tglong.com/blog/launch2


message 43: by Kenya

Kenya Wright Your book is everywhere!! I'm releasing my book in Feb and I've been booking blog tours...and I see your book at least 5 times a day. So I'm freaking buying it because I'm thoroughly impressed by your marketing! I mean seriously I almost gave your book a restraining order because it seemed like it was following me around, whispering, "Kenya.Psst. Buy me. Come on. You know you want to."


message 42: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand FARSIGHTED is now up for the Alternative Read Book Cover of the Year and could really use your votes. Thank you, all you beautiful people. :-D

http://tjbook-list.blogspot.com/2011/...

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand


message 41: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand $250 in Amazon gift cards being given out today. To enter, you simply have to take a photo of yourself holding a copy of Stay Tuned (digital or otherwise). Full info is described through this link.

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message 40: by Becca

Becca Hi Emlyn :D


message 39: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand This is the last chance to sign-up for The Gaia Wars holiday book bash. The tour boasts 5 $100 prizes, 3 $50 prizes, a Kindle Fire, and 10 autographed books. You can participate by posting a pre-formatted guest post, interview, or excerpt of by reviewing the book. Free eBook copies to anyone who would like to review.

So if you like YA and Science Fiction, follow the link to sign-up!

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message 38: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Could you use an extra $50? Like tomorrow?

Send the following tweet across the twittersphere, and you just may win a $50 Amazon gift card. An autographed copy of Stay Tuned is also up for grabs. The winners will be announced tomorrow morning.

Here’s the tweet: Take a break from the holiday frenzy, and read Stay Tuned. It’s fast, fun, and reduced to just 99 cents! http://ow.ly/7zA1e #whirlwind


message 37: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand We kicked off one of our turbo deluxe blog tours today with the upmarket women's fiction novel, Stay Tuned. Visit the link to see how you can win prizes, including 3 $100 prizes, 6 $50 prizes, and 5 autographed copies of the book.

SUPPORT INDIE AUTHORS; THEY DESERVE IT!

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Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)


message 35: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand I'm going to be reading one of the final (and most exciting scenes from) Farsighted tonight at 6:30 Eastern on the Edin Road Radio program. You can listen in here> http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edinroad...


message 34: by Carly

Carly Thanks for accepting my friendship Emlyn. :)


message 33: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand PLEASE VOTE! Farsighted is up for the Sassy Brit Book Cover Award! Would you do me the honor of lending your vote?

If you're an author too, you may also want to enter this contest for next month. You can submit your cover at any time, the blog admin chooses her 10 favorites, and then it's put to a vote. So vote for me for this month, then enter your own for next month ;-) Please and thank you!

http://tjbook-list.blogspot.com/2011/...


Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship, Emlyn. I've been reading your website and pages. You're so talented...just read 'Things I wish I'd known...' on Novel Publishing Group.

~Charlotte


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Nely Cab Thanks for the add, Emlyn!


message 30: by Emlyn

Emlyn Chand Reasons to become a Novel Publicity blog tour host:

1) you like free books
2) you like cash prizes
3) you want a free evaluation to help you improve your blog and get more traffic

Sounds awesome, right? Well, it is! Follow the link to sign-up > http://www.novelpublicity.com/tour


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