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The Farsighted Holiday Whirlwind! *Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win $100!*

Monday, December 26, 2011

Announcing the Farsighted Social Media Whirlwind Tour!

As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, the price of the Farsighted eBook edition is just 99 cents this week.

What’s more, by purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes, including lots of Amazon gift cards (up to $100 in amount) and 5 autographed copies of the book. Be sure to enter before the end of the day on Friday, December 30th, so you don’t miss out.

To Win the Prizes

  1. Purchase your copy of Farsighted for just 99 cents on Amazon or Barnes & Noble
  2. Fill-out the form on Novel Publicity to enter for the prizes
  3. Visit today’s featured event; you may win an autographed copy of the book or a $50 gift card!
  4. BONUS: If you leave a comment on this blog post, you have another chance at $100!
  5. DOUBLE BONUS: If I receive more comments than any other blogger, *I* win $100.

...And I can win too!

Over 100 bloggers are participating in this gigantic event, and there are plenty of prizes for us too. The blogger who receives the most votes in the traffic-breaker poll will win a $100 gift card as well. So when you visit Novel Publicity’s site to fill-out the contest entry form, don’t forget to say that I referred you, so I can get a point in the poll.

The Featured Events include:

Monday, a guest blog on Novel Publicity! Emlyn kicks off the tour on the Novel Publicity Free Advice blog by discussing her brightly burning passion for books in a guest post entitled “My journey through the pages and toward a life-long love of reading.” One commenter will win an autographed copy of Farsighted. Don’t forget to enter for the other contest prizes while you’re over there!

Tuesday, Twitter sharing contest! A tweet is tiny, only 140 characters. But on Tuesday, it could win you $50. Send the following tweet across the twittersphere, and you just may win a $50 Amazon gift card. An autographed copy of Farsighted is also up for grabs. The winners will be announced Wednesday morning. Here’s the tweet: Looking for a fun read to round out your holiday break? The paranormal YA hit Farsighted is just 99 cents! #whirlwind

Wednesday, Google+ sharing contest! Yup, there’s yet another awesome opportunity to win a $50 Amazon gift card, and this time it just takes a single click! Visit Google+ and share Emlyn Chand’s most recent post (you’ll see the Stay Farsighted book cover included with it). On Thursday morning, one lucky sharer will be $50 richer. An autographed copy of Farsighted is also up for grabs. Two chances to win with just one click! How about that?

Thursday, Facebook sharing contest! Stop by Novel Publicity’s Facebook page and share their latest post (you’ll see the Farsighted book cover included with it). It’s ridiculously easy to win! On Friday morning, one lucky sharer will be $50 richer. An autographed copy of Farsighted is also up for grabs.

Friday, special contest on the author’s site! Are you ready for some more fun? Take a picture of yourself with your copy of Farsighted either in paperback or on an eReading device, then post it to Emlyn Chand’s Facebook page or email a copy to You just way win one of three Amazon gift cards! A $100 prize will go to the photo with the most interesting setting (so put your holiday travel time to work for you). Another $50 will go the funniest photo, and one more prize of $50 will go the scariest photo—this is a paranormal YA book after all. An autographed copy of Farsighted will go to one randomly selected entrant. For more details about this contest, please visit

Remember, it’s all about the books!

About Farsighted: 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. Farsighted is the winner of the 2011 Dragonfly eBook Awards. Get it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

About 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 her on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or GoodReads.

Now please enjoy this exciting excerpt from Farsighted...

“Did Dad tell you? A new tenant moved into the old pharmacy next door.”

“Really?” I ask, not letting on I already know. If I feign ignorance, Mom’ll divulge all the details. “What is it?”

“It’s a psychic shop,” Her voice crackles with excitement like a fire that’s just beginning to burn. “The All-Seeing Miss Teak. Isn’t that cute? Miss Teak, Mystic. Ha, I wonder if that’s her real name.”

I laugh. “That is funny. Never had a psychic in town before. What’s she like?”

“Oh, she’s very friendly. Why don’t you go over and say ‘hi.’ I’m sure she’d like to meet you.”

“Okay, I think I will.” I’m incredibly intrigued, because first off, it’s a psychic shop—how weird is that?—and second, its presence made Dad super uncomfortable—also very cool. I waste no time heading next door to check out the scene.

As I step cautiously into the new shop, a recording of soft, instrumental music greets me. I can make out chimes and a string instrument I don’t recognize but for some reason reminds me of snake charmers. The smell of incense fills my nostrils, which explains the burning I detected earlier.

“Hello?” I call out into the otherwise quiet room.

Nobody answers. I walk in deeper, sweeping my cane out in front of me in a metronome fashion. This place is new to me, so I need to be especially careful while moving around.

Thump! Despite my precautions, I stub my toe on something hard, big, and made of wood. Just my luck to stub the same toe twice in one day. I reach down to press my fingers into my throbbing foot to alleviate some of the pain. Something teeters before rolling off of the chest and across the floor; the sound it makes indicates a curved path. Suddenly, the object stops. Somebody’s stopped it.

“Hello?” I call again.

“Hello,” a deep, feminine voice responds, placing more emphasis on the first syllable than the second.

“I- I’m sorry I knocked that thing over. I didn’t mean to…” I hope she’s not angry. Probably not a good idea to get on a psychic’s bad side.

“That wasn’t just a thing, it’s a crystal ball,” she says as she walks over, sending my blood pulsing through my veins. I sense her looking at me for a moment before she places the ball back on top of the chest.

“Can it see the future?” I ask, allowing my curiosity to outweigh my uneasiness.

“No.” After a pause lasting several beats, she continues. “But I can see the future sometimes when I look into it.”

“Oh, okay.” I tighten my hand around my cane and turn to leave. It may not be the most polite thing to do, but all of this hocus-pocus stuff is freaking me out more than I would’ve guessed.

The psychic lady speaks again, stopping me cold. “Don’t run away, Alex Kosmitoras.” She must’ve spoken to Mom earlier today. That must be how she knows my name.

“I’m not running away,” I say meekly. “I’m just going back over to Sweet Blossoms.”

“Don’t run away,” she repeats—this time she speaks louder and with more energy. “Don’t run away from your abilities. They are gifts.”

“What?” I ask in confusion. What abilities is she talking about?

“You already know. Watch. Listen. Be open to your gifts.”

I turn to face Miss Teak, but find she’s already gone, returning to wherever she was before I got there.

Is it safe to leave? I trail my fingers across the wooden box I ran into earlier; a thick coat of dust clings to the tips as I pull away. If this shop just opened, why is it already so dirty? I wipe my hands over my shirt to get the gritty substance off. Shivers rock my whole body. Something about this place is wrong, and I’m not sticking around to figure out what. Tapping my cane along the floor, I’m able to find the exit without knocking into anything else.


  1. Roxy said...:

    Good luck!!! You deserve it. (Love the new blog template, btw!)

  1. M.A.D. said...:

    Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]

    Don't know how I missed this, honestly but am wishing you all the best luck!! And thank you for the awesome excerpt - I can't wait to read Farsighted :D

  1. sawcat said...:

    Good luck in the contest. Certainly an interesting promotional idea

  1. Unknown said...:

    Great Concept! Wishing you luck!
    nursiepoo at gmail dot com

  1. The book sounds great. Such a different concept! I can't wait to read it! Count me in - I would love to read it.

  1. Gigi said...:

    I wish you luck in the contest!! Woo hoo!

  1. Carol M said...:

    Good Luck! I hope you win!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  1. Unknown said...:

    Good luck! hope you win!

    Mindy @ singlecountrygal at gmail dot com

  1. Good luck and thanks for hosting this event.

    Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the hook. despite all the exposure for Farsighted, I've yet to reads anything that would reel me into reading it.

    mleger0546 at rogers dot come

  1. good luck and thaks for the contest!

  1. druidgirl said...:

    Good luck and thanks for this contest

  1. This books sounds pretty good.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.


  1. This book is on my to read list. I can't wait till I can get to it. I've loved all the excerpts so far. Thanks for the giveaway chance! DeAnna S.

  1. Sorry forgot to add email.

  1. TayteH said...:

    Okay, the book sounds good, it's on my reading list, but the cover is kinda creepy. :D

  1. Cant wait to read this book!! It's been on my TBR list since the first time I saw it!!

    megnate at telus dot net

  1. Marrria said...:

    The excerpt is awesome . I can't wait to read the book. BTW, good luck in the competion

  1. Amanda said...:

    Good luck!!! Hope you win!

  1. I bought my copy and cant wait to read it! Seems really good.

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me on my whirlwind tour, Krystal! I'm proud to say that you are currently in 1st place for the blogger with the most comments prize. The next closest blogger has 11. Keep at it ;-)

    Oh, and don't forget the Farsighted photo contest has $200 in prizes. I’d love to see an entry from you!

    Finally, cheeky as I am, I’m going to ask for a favor: Farsighted is up for Alternative Read’s Book Cover of the Year award. It keeps going back and forth between 1st and 2nd place; I can sure use all the votes I can get. The voting period ends with 2011, and the info is here>

    Thank you again for rocking my world this week,

  1. Oh, and thank you for all the wonderfully supportive comments, guys. You have a great blog readership, Krystal. They are so nice :-D

  1. Anonymous said...:!/ChelseaCarson1/status/151701605232816128

    Chelsea Carson


  1. Anonymous said...:

    This is a seriously cool contest :)
    I love the new format, it's gorgeous!

    I hope you win :)

    Chelsea Carson

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I just added this novel to my Goodreads to-read list :)

    GFC: Chelsea Carson


  1. ann said...:

    If we could see things in that crystal ball we could tell who might win
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  1. Good luck in the contest!! I hope this helps:)

  1. Lindsay said...:

    Good luck in the contest!

  1. Shell said...:

    Sounds good... Hope I can read it sometime. So many books, so little time.

    oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I've left several comments on this post, but it's a good post so I can't help myself :)

    Chelsea Carson


  1. Lecea said...:

    Love the excerpt! I look forward to reading this.

  1. Lmbrunken said...:

    What an awesome giveaway. Think I might enter :)

  1. Hope you win! What a great giveaway. Thanks!

  1. Coranne said...:

    Good luck to both you and the author- this looks like a great book!

    amandaccopulos at gmail dot com

  1. Oh this is so cool! I hope you win!
    Farsighted sounds like an awesome read. :)

  1. Anne said...:

    I've read only great, great reviews for farsighted. At .99 it's a steal.

  1. druidgirl said...:

    Every review I have read has nothing but good things to say about this book can not wait to read it

  1. All I've heard are awesome things about this book! Thank you for this giveaway op!

    Gena Robertson

  1. Vinci said...:

    As I love to read interesting sounding books, this will be
    the one. thanks for the chance
    to snag a copy. good luck on
    your voting, yes I voted.
    Very, generous of you too. Also,
    I like checky writers. eh.
    WTG on her writing skills.
    cheers dayle b at telus dot net

  1. Nedraw said...:

    Good Luck...hope you win. Neat idea!

  1. elin said...:

    Good luck! Farsighted seems like a great book to read.

  1. Unknown said...:

    Goodluck!!!! $100 is a lot!! well to me it is lol!

  1. Look at you go with all these comments!! Good luck!
    Farsighted is a a really good book, I read it back in October. :-)

  1. Good luck, you are a great blogger and writer!!

  1. Cant wait to read it, I have my copy already.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I agree with Sarah, I hope you get it!


    GFC: Chelsea Carson

  1. Great giveaway! I voted for you!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Good luck! Novel Publicity is a great group of people to work with. My blog, There for You, is currently in the tour too!

  1. Very cool! I wish you all the luck in winning! :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Yay for this post!

  1. Good Luck and I'll help spread the word!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Wow, this looks like an interesting book-for only 99 cents that's a bargain!

  1. Olivia said...:

    I have to say I enjoyed the excerpt-glad we're friends on Goodreads!

  1. Rhine said...:

    Good luck on the contest and thank you for introducing me to a new book! amethystrhine05@hotmailDOTcom

  1. Krista said...:

    Got the message on Goodreads, will help spread the word and thank you for letting me know! clevercat4@gmailDOTcom

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Great new look on blog - great new author! Looks fab!

  1. Ilona said...:

    Thank you for the chance to win-the cover is interesting! ilonadrew1@gmailDOTcom

  1. Georgie B. said...:

    Good luck with the contest, sounds cool!

  1. Emmy said...:

    Thanks for making me take a look at this, it was a cool post! emmysue5@yahooDOTcom

  1. Belinda said...:

    Looks awesome! Good luck .. I'm all for supporting indie authors and other bloggers <3


  1. Jenn said...:

    Good luck in the contest! Post looks good! jenners4@gmailDOTcom

  1. Ivy Reads said...:

    Go you! Saw your post on facebook, good luck!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    woot, i wish you the best of luck! XD

  1. Unknown said...:

    Here's my comment! Good luck to you!

  1. Lakisha said...:

    yes good luck! i got my copy :)

  1. usagi, said...:

    Good luck.

    usagiko at gmail dot com

  1. Unknown said...:

    Good luck fellow blogger! :)
    The Paperback Pursuer

  1. Hannah H said...:

    Good luck in the contest!

  1. Kylie said...:

    Caught this on facebook, good luck! kylieone1@yahooDOTcom

  1. Best of luch to you and happy sales.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Wishing you luck in the contest and the author luck in sales!

  1. Sounds like a great book!

    Good luck!

    Brooke Moss

  1. Rachel said...:

    Good luck in the contest and thanks for pointing out the book!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Thanks for letting me know about this! There should be a yahoo sign in! yhardingtor@yahooDOTcom

  1. Mercedes said...:

    Yay for baby sloths!

  1. Great excerpt, what a kool concept for a book. Farsighted sounds like a book I would enjoy. Good luck to you in the contest.


  1. Helen said...:

    Good luck and thanks for hosting this event. This book looks really interesting too.

  1. Thanks for visiting me over at, and for our wonderful conversation. I love what you have going on here on your blog, Keep up the good work.

    As for FARSIGHTED..... I LOVED it ofcourse..The next book can't come soon enough!


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Fingers crossed for you! Interesting post!


  1. Ashley said...:

    Thanks for telling me about this contest!

    ashly.mkensie34@yahooDOTcom I voted for you a while ago!

  1. Becky said...:

    Visiting from facebook! Look at all the cool posts!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I love the ending on this post!

    gossipgurlyfan409 AT gmail DOT com

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I've seen these posts around so much now! The book does look interesting, but I want to read more.


  1. Anonymous said...:

    99 cents is a bargain and worth spuporting an Indie writer! Thank you for telling me about this!


  1. Kelly said...:

    Good luck, hope you win!!! :)

  1. Deborah said...:

    I purchased "Farsighted" and look forward to reading it and giving it a review.Congradulations on winning the 2011 Dragon eBook award.

  1. Haven't heard of this one yet, looks good! Good luck:)

  1. Amanda said...:

    I may have to get this one for my Nook :)

  1. Hi! I read a lot f good review for this book! Good luck Live to Read I hope you'll win! :)


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Go you for getting people on facebook! Sounds like a good book and I love supporting an Indie book :)


  1. GRHolton said...:

    Always support the Indies. Sounds like a great read. Wish you much prosperity in 2012.

  1. sara said...:

    This is awesome!I can't wait to read it :)

  1. sara said...:

    The cover looks so intriguing, thank you for the excerpt, i can't wait to read it :))

  1. Aileen said...:

    This looks fantastic the cover, the excerpt, i cant wait to read. This is so going on my reading list!

  1. Georgia said...:

    Awesome excerpt :)

  1. Blair said...:

    I absolutley love the cover, makes it look so interesting!

  1. Leighton said...:

    Comming to support you from facebook :) GOOD LUCK!

  1. Stacy said...:

    Woohoo I am comment 100
    Good Luck with your contest

  1. Cheryl said...:

    After reading the excerpt , I now want to read the book ! Thank You !!!

  1. Wren said...:

    Thank you for the chance to win and hope the author sells this book!

  1. Silvy said...:

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway.

  1. nyclocs said...:

    Love the excerpt....

    Blessed New Year

  1. I am excited about this contest....I feel that I am the winner in my

    sweetreaderma at comcast dot net

  1. Serena said...:

    I can't wait for the grand finale-I think I might get this book for my Nook!

  1. LisaRayns said...:

    Good Luck! Great contest!

  1. druidgirl said...:

    Good Luck you deserve to win.

    Happy New Year

  1. Sounds like an awesome book. Hope you win!

  1. ann said...:

    Another one to help you along. Hope you win.
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  1. Unknown said...:

    This sounds like an awesome read!! Thanks for sharing Krystal!!

  1. Book sounds fantastic- loved the excerpt! Good luck to you!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  1. I'm also a fellow blogger on this tour! I very much enjoyed reading Farsighted and can't wait for the next book in the series. I have a couple guesses from whose perspective it might be told from but will just have to wait and see!
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

  1. I've heard so many good things about this book. It's definitely on my TBR list.

  1. Darlene said...:

    I enjoy supporting Indie authors as well! Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  1. I'm not sure if I'm too late, but this is awesome and I hope you win

  1. HannahH said...:

    The book sounds great. Such a different concept! I can't wait to read it! Count me in - I would love to read it.