If you've been reading my "Weekly Roundups" these past couple of months, you'll know that I spent a great part of May and June designing the cover and interior of my friend Claire's first book, When Faults Collide. Claire has been one of my best friends since our junior year of high school. When she told me she was writing a book I jumped on board to help out in any way that I could. I've done publication design before, but this was the first time I've typeset and designed the interior of an entire book and then been able to hold that book in my hands knowing it looks exactly the way it does because of my design work. I mean, the story is pretty great too... but you know, the way it looks is really the important part. ;) Joking, Claire!
Here is the blurb for When Faults Collide:
After a dark childhood in a brothel in India where her mother was a prostitute, Asha was brought to the United States to live with her father at the age of thirteen. Ten years later, she is a successful graphic designer and blogger living in Richmond, Virginia.
While she has survived her past, she lives a fairly sheltered existence, living under a strict set of self-imposed rules in an attempt to protect herself. Her most important rule: never get involved with anyone romantically.
Then she meets Blake, the owner of a local music venue, who she discovers has an equally dark past. From their first encounter she finds it difficult to follow her own rules and cannot deny—or resist—the connection that is forming between them. Can Asha overcome her demons and move beyond surviving, to thriving? Will Blake be the perfect piece of the puzzle for her broken heart?
Claire has experienced enough in her life that she has a lot of insight to the issues she approaches in her book. She and her husband are currently the foster parents to four children at their home in Richmond, Virginia, and the foster child experience is a subject that the book deeply explores. So you can see, When Faults Collide is much more than just a love story; it's the story of two people who have come from very troubled childhoods trying to make peace with their pasts and learning to trust someone else enough to let them in. I fell completely in love with Asha and Blake, and I think others will too. This is book one of a series, after all, so I love that I'll get more!
You can enter below to win one paperback copy of When Faults Collide. If you would like to purchase your own copy, paperback versions are available now through CreateSpace (an Amazon company) for the discount price of $9.99! Use the discount code "ZARX5W3B" to purchase it early! This discount only available through June 30th. Paperback and Kindle editions will be available on Amazon.com on July 1st.
Sorry, but this giveaway is open to US residents only. I will announce the winner and ship the book on July 1st.
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