Thursday, December 26, 2013

Upcoming release and giveaway! by Rula Sinara

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas yesterday and the weather didn't keep anyone from spending it with family. Traveling can be very stressful when the conditions aren't right...and sometimes those conditions have nothing to do with the ice or snow.

They say that the people we care deeply for (or love, for those willing to admit it) are the ones who can hurt us the most. They're the people we open our hearts to, lower our guard for and share our hopes and weaknesses with. We're vulnerable with those we love. And that can lead to deep, aching emotional wounds, which can make us apprehensive about reconnecting with loved ones, like family, during the holidays. But that kind of connection can also be so magically embedded in our hearts...sometimes in our DNA...that all it takes is a drop of forgiveness...


In my January debut, The Promise of Rain, Dr. Anna Bekker makes a trip she has dreaded for five years. One where she'll not only have to face the family and friends she left behind, but a trip that could also lead to losing her elephant sanctuary...and custody of her child.

BLURB:

He wants to take her child out of Africa...

The Busara elephant research and rescue camp on Kenya's Serengeti is Anna Bekker's life's work. And it's the last place she thought she'd run into Dr. Jackson Harper. As soon as he sets eyes on her four-year-old, Pippa, Anna knows he'll never leave...without his daughter.

Furious doesn't begin to describe how Jack feels. How could Anna keep this from him? He has to get his child back to the States. Yet as angry as he is with Anna, they still have a bond. But can it endure, despite the ocean—and the little girl—between them?

GIVEAWAY:

Only 1 week left until the January Harlequin Heartwarming stories release! In celebration of both the New Year and my debut, I'm giving away a $15 Amazon.com gift card (see Amazon.com for rules and restrictions), a copy of The Promise of Rain (print or ebook, winner's choice), a bookmark, pen and a baby elephant Plush Pal (in honor of the baby elephants Anna rescues). 


Leave a comment to be entered in a random drawing for one winner. The winner will be announced here this evening, so be sure to check back or leave a way to be contacted. 

COMING SOON:

Be sure to check out my blog, A Writer's Rush, website, or Twitter for more release events, blog visits and giveaways in the near future! I'll be listing my January schedule soon. Stay tuned for my visit to Harlequin's sytycwSOLD! blog and an article on my journey to becoming a writer, which will appear in Harlequin's February edition of Simply Books magazine for subscribers.

Next week, I'll be at the lovely Jennifer Shirk's Me, My Muse and I blog on Monday, Dec 30th and on January 1st...New Year's Day and Release Day!!!...I'll be on USA Today's Happy Ever After blog's 'Three Things' and I'll be hosting another giveaway on my blog, A Writer's Rush. I'd love it if you find time to visit :). 

In the meantime...leave a comment and get entered in today's giveaway!

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22 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Rula! The birth of your book and the 69th anniversary of my birth happen on the same day! Can't you just send ME the plush elephant and a copy of the book without all this competition stuff? (Just kidding, of course!) Your book sounds wonderful - not only the built-in drama of the child-he-didn't-know-he-had, but the heart-tug of rescued elephants. Their bonding with family and friends sounds so much like ours and therefore makes them both strong and vulnerable - great stuff for story-telling. Judging by your posts, your book will be beautifully written as well. All the best!

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    1. Muriel, you're tugging at my heart strings :). Thanks for the kind words! So cool and such an honor to get to share your birthday! You know I'd totally send it all to you...with a big hug too :).

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  2. Rula, I will be getting your wonderful debut book in my January subscription. Can't wait to read it. I think Muriel deserves to win the book and elephant for her birthday, but I wouldn't want you to rig the contest. LOL Best wishes on your roll out. I know it will appeal to a lot of readers.

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    1. Thanks, Roz :). I hope you like it! I agree on Muriel deserving a win lol. You know, my hero, Jack, has a PhD in genetics...I wonder if my book and plush elephant can be cloned? I'll have to ask him ;).

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  3. Congrats, Rula! I love that Heartwarming is willing to go to such a faraway place. Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thanks and me too, Mel! Being able to 'travel' in a book is what I've loved about reading since I was a kid.

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  4. I am so glad I discovered the Heartwarming Books! I will be looking forward to receiving my January books so I can read your new book. I would love to win the nice prize pack! Happy New Year!!

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    1. Happy New Year to you, Leo of Dixie! Thanks in advance for taking the time to read my book. I'm glad you're enjoying the Heartwarming books! I'm looking forward to reading the other January releases myself!

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  5. I love animal stories, specially Africa and elephants. I'll already be getting it, so I vote for Muriel and her birthday :)

    So, Muriel, are you turning 29 again? Just wondering...

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    1. I am, Pam! Fortieth anniversary of my 29th birthday.

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    2. Hey Pamela, thanks :). Birthday party, anyone? I'll bring the 29 candles...

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  6. Congratulations, Rula :) I can't wait to read THE PROMISE OF RAIN! the story and setting are so compelling and exactly the kind of epic feel I treasure in a book. 2014 is your year!!

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    1. Thanks, Karen :). You're making me blush. None of this would be the same without all the wonderful support from friends :).

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  7. Rula, I have been looking forward to your book since Victoria Curran raved about it during one of the Heartwarming chats this past year. Congratulations! Enjoy your debut month and all the wonderful things that go with it.

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  8. Thanks, Syndi :). I'm wondering if there's a medical diagnosis called 'debut pulse rate' or if it's all the chocolate I've eaten over the past few days, LOL. I love having Heartwarming friends to share this with (the experience...not my chocolate...sorry, all gone ;).

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  9. Leo of Dixie...you're the winner! Please email me rulasinara (at) gmail (dot) come. Congratulations!!

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  10. Oh! Wow! Thanks so much!!! I will email you now, Thanks again!

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  11. Sounds great Rula! Can't wait to read it:) 5 more days!!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Time flies, doesn't it?

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  12. Catching up on my post reading - January 1st is so close, I can taste it!! Congratulations and can't wait to read it. Yay for January debuts :)

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    1. Hey Amy! Same here for The Weather Girl! It's almost here, January sister :). A New Year's Day we'll never forget!

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