Friday, February 1, 2013

Book Blast ~ Farsighted Series by Emlyn Chand

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... oh yeah, he's blind.

Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

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 suggest Simmi is in mortal danger.

With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future.


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Simmi Shergill's life is a mess. Her powers of psychic feeling are on the fritz, and Grandon Township's sudden population boom has brought quite a few unsavory characters to town. She also looks like an over-blown balloon in her size 14 pants, but not even starving herself seems to be helping.

At least she has Alex, the boyfriend who loves her so much he'd do anything for her. Last summer, he even risked his life to protect her from the mysterious boy everyone was convinced wanted to kill her.

Just one problem: she's not so sure she feels the same way. Is Alex really the man of her dreams? Why can't she stop fixating on her would-be killer, Dax? Part of her wants to run screaming in the other direction whenever Dax is around, while the other part longs to run into his embrace, no matter whom she'd hurt or what she'd risk.

Simmi's loyalty is on the line. Whom will she choose—the blind seer who loves her, or the charming telekinetic with "bad idea" written all over him? Emotions run high in the tension-packed book two of the Farsighted series.

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Other books in the series...

About The Author...

From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life: she has published three novels and three children’s books with plans for many more of each, leads a classics book group with almost five-hundred members, and, of course, runs the whole shebang at Novel Publicity.

The book that changed Emlyn’s life is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. While she enjoys all types of novels, her greatest loves are literary fiction and YA. She’s best known for her Farsighted series and is developing a slow but steady following for the Bird Brain Books. She’s eager to see how her women’s fiction novel, Torn Together, will be received by the reading masses.

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Make sure to check out the FARSIGHTED & OPEN HEART blog tour kicking off Monday, February 4th!

The GRAND PRIZE will be a Kindle or Nook -- Winners choice! 

Those of you that are International can win a $100 Giftcard instead.  :-)

Have you read any of these books?

I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!


  1. No i haven't read any of those yet. I'm still feeling undecided in fact. I love the fact that Alex won't be reduced to his disability, his power is a little common for a blind person ( like all seers should be blind to see better...a bit cruel i think)

    If i stopped at the blurb of this first book it's interesting but then comes Simmi and all her adolescent doubts. Is it her power that drew her to Alex and not her feelings? Is it for the same reason she is know attracted to another. That part bother me a little....either Alex is a bad seer and was wrong all the way or his premotion/visions was for a action not scheduled when he thought and it will only come true etc.

    I'm not sure it's a series for me but i could be wrong.

    1. I'll be reviewing Farsighted on Feb. 11th and Open Heart a in March. I'll let you know what I think. Maybe that'll help you decide whether to try them or not. :-)

    2. i'm sure your reviews will be decisive^^

    3. Please do review, that'll definitely help me decide if I should read it or not.

  2. I haven't read this series, but have been looking into it. I have added them to by Goodreads TBR list. I follow Emlyn and I'm intrigued by this series after checking out the excerpts, trailer, and music list on her Website.

    1. I haven't read them yet either, Josette. I'll be reviewing the 1st two books really soon though! :D

    2. I'll look forward to your reviews.

  3. I have not read this series. I haven't even heard of them before, but they do sound interesting.
    Great post, have a good weekend!

    1. Well at least you've heard of them now!

      You have a nice weekend as well Elizabeth!

  4. +JMJ+

    I haven't read this series, but I've wanted to ever since I first read the premise of Farsighted several months ago. A blind seer inspired by the Teresias? Count me in!!!

    And although I can't stand love triangles, I'm actually willing to give Open Heart a try. =)

    I look forward to your reviews, Brenda!

  5. I haven't read any yet, I got the first for free on Amazon a long time ago and now I'm hearing all about the series. I'll get around to reading it eventually.

    1. I'm the same way. It has been on my TBR list but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I have it scheduled now so no more putting it off!

  6. I haven't read any yet but have added to my read list.