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Hey Book Beauties! Today I have an awesome post for you guys, an excerpt from Farsighted by Emlyn Chand AND a chance to win a paperback copy of Farsighted! (: Read the ever so lovely excerpt that is in the scrollbox then enter the giveaway to win a copy! The giveaway for the book is US only, BUT ANYONE can comment on this post and be entered to win a 100$ Amazon Gift Card!

Find Emlyn Chand: website . twitter . facebook
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.

Today I'd like to share an excerpt from Emlyn Chand's hot new paranormal novel, Farsighted (it just released on 10/24). Before diving in, check out this teaser for the book:

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.
Okay, now that you're caught up, on to the excerpt! I hope you'll enjoy it.

Almost Kiss

an excerpt from Farsighted, chapter 7

Simmi and I arrive at this rally point together from Mrs. Warszynski’s to wait for Shapri. Several minutes go by. I want to suggest we leave without her but don’t think that’ll score me any points with Simmi.

“You didn’t want Shapri to come tonight, did you?” Simmi asks.

“Well, I—no, I mean, it’s fine. I’m glad she could come,” I sputter.

“You’re such a horrible liar,” Simmi teases, pushing me playfully.

“Hey, that’s not fair. I can’t hit you back. You’re a girl.”

“I’m just teasing you.” Simmi blows a raspberry and pulls her body up onto the circular wall surrounding the flagpole area. I hesitate before pulling myself up too. Simmi scootches over so we touch at the hip. She loops her hand through the crook of my arm and places her head on my shoulder. “I never would have gotten away with this in India,” she says. “But I’m glad I can here. I’m a psychic feeler. I need to be in touch with others.” She pauses and strokes my arm with her free hand. “You know, when I touch someone I can make them feel what I want them to, but I can also sense their existing emotions. It’s almost the same as being able to read minds. Everything important has to do with the heart, not logic.” She lightens her tone. “But don’t tell Dr. Brown I said that, he’d take marks off of my next chem exam out of spite.”

I laugh nervously. Is she like Miss Teak in a way? Can she read my feelings for her? If she can, why hasn’t she said anything? I contemplate reaching over and kissing her, so I can know for sure how she feels. But I’ve never kissed anyone before. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to initiate it. Do I take her out for dinner and a movie first? Or make some lengthy speech declaring my intentions? Do I kiss her, just like that? Or do I ask for her permission before making my big move?

I decide to ask if it’s okay. Simmi is a classy girl. She needs respect. I swallow, hoping the motion will open up my airway, because right now, I’m kind of having trouble catching my breath. “Simmi,” I start.

“Yeah, Alex?” She lifts her head and links her hand in mine, nudging her slender fingers in between each of mine.

“Would it be okay if I…”

“There you two are!” Shapri says, running over to us, panting heavily. “I thought we were meeting in the commons.”

“No, we agreed on the flagpole,” Simmi says, hopping down from the wall.

The moment is gone. I don’t know when I’ll get the chance and the nerve again. My opinion of Shapri transforms from cautious indifference into outright hatred. Why did she invite herself along?

Shapri clears her throat. “Did I—Did I interrupt something here? Maybe a little romance?”

“What? No, no,” Simmi says shaking her head adamantly. “Nothing like that, Alex is like a brother to me.”

Ouch. Pain. Stabbed in my heart. I’m like a brother to her? I guess this means romance is off the table…


Along with the awesome excerpt, I am going to host a giveaway for a paperback copy of Farsighted!! Check out the details below before entering! (:

  • Giveaway is US only
  • Winner will be announced November 26th
  • To enter fill out the form below ONE entry per person please (:
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Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
Paperback/Ebook-218 pages
Find Farsighted: Amazon . Barnes and Noble

Alex Kosmitoras's life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival--an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.


  • Check out the full blog tour here
  • Enter to win Farsighted also on Goodreads here
  • Don't forget to comment on this post so you can be entered to win a 100$ amazon gift card!
  • Check out my interview with Emlyn Chand AND a guest post she did about Jacob Black here


Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

Great excerpt. I really enjoyed this book. I love how you did the scroll for the excerpt. How did you do that?

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Emlyn Chand said...

Thank you, Haley! One of my favorite outcomes of this jumbo Farsighted tour is that I found you. You are just so freaking cool. And I'm already thinking up a really sound argument as to why unicorns are infinitely better than zombies. I take my responsibilities very seriously! :-P

Hi, Michelle!

Ashley O'Donnell said...

I love the excerpt! Sounds like a great read! :D

Zoey @ Uncreatively Zoey said...

The excerpt kinda made me laugh right at the end xD

(Also, unicorns will always be better than zombies.)

In Julie's Opinion said...

I loved the excerpt, too! I can't wait to read this book! I've had my eye on it since it came out:)
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PamM said...

Lol what an awesome excerpt. I love it thanks for the chance.
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