Friday, July 8, 2016

Celebrating Paris & Heart Stopper by Tamara Narayan

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I'm heading to the City of Light next week and I can't wait. This will be my first time in France and my first time on the continent of Europe. The only other time I've been overseas was when I took a trip to England more than ten years ago. I could not be more excited and this trip is what I'm celebrating this week. Honestly it's hard to concentrate on much else. :)



The Celebrate the Small Things hop is hosted by my buddy Lexa Cain and co-hosted by L.G Keltner at Writing Off the Edge and Tonja Drecker at Kidbits. Visit Lexa's blog here to find out how join in the hop yourself and to see the list of participants.

I also want to help spread the word about Heart Stopper, a new collection of stories from Tamara Narayan. I've just recently met Tamara thanks to this hop so it's great to be able to help out a new friend.


Heart Stopper and Other Stories
By Tamara Narayan

One collection, four stories, 171 pages of suspense...

Heart Stopper: The disappearance of random household items baffles Dallas Radner and his eleven-year-old daughter, Tessa. Ten plastic bags, nine ballpoint pens . . . what's next? This odd countdown should end on November 1, The Day of the Dead. That's also Tessa's birthday and the one-year anniversary of her surgery, the day her heart stopped on the operating table.

Dallas almost lost Tessa once. On November 1, one thing will vanish forever. Will it be his daughter?

Detour: Fed up with her abusive boyfriend, coed Chloe Langley takes off in a borrowed car for the safety of home. She'll never make it.

One Step Away: Acrophobia has ruined Darryl James's marriage and stolen his son. To get Andrew back, Darryl undergoes desensitization therapy. Just as success is within his grasp, a relapse occurs with shocking consequences.

Monitor: Perched on a mountain with a view to die for, Laura and Paul Alderson have it all: new house, new baby, and new challenges. But urgent whispers from the baby monitor about her infant son and the garage threaten to turn Laura's American dream into a nightmare.

Available on Amazon ($2.99)

Author Blog: www.tamaranarayan.com

Congratulations and best of luck to Tamara!

I don't think I will be around in blogland again until I am back from my trip so I hope everyone has a great few weeks ahead. :)

32 comments:

  1. Safe travels and have a great time!
    Big congratulations to Tamara.

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  2. Whoo hoo! Have a great time, Julie!

    Yep, I follow Tamara. And that cover is crazy - in a good way! :)

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  3. Oh, Julie, you're going to love Paris. I fell in love with it my first time and have gone back twice more.
    Congrats to Tamara.

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  4. Enjoy Paris to it's fullest Julie! Bring back pictures. Congrats on the short story collection Tamara. All these stories are scary but Detour just sounds mean. That damn abuser jinxed her!

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  5. Have a great time! (And bring pics back with you ;) )

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  6. Congrats to Tamara and her collection of short stories. You will have such a great time so have fun and love every day you are there. Have a decadent crepe on me:)

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  7. Have a good time in Paris. I've never been there but did do a year abroad in Germany a lifetime ago. My mother was very pleased when she went to Paris.

    Nissa
    http://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com

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  8. Love Tamara's cover!

    Have a great time in Paris. I was there once and treasure the memories.

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  9. Have a truly wonderful time.
    I will be thinking of you and looking forward to those pictures and your stories!

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  10. Wow, enjoy Paris! So jealous:)

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  11. Have an absolutely fantastic time in Paris! (I'm sure you will!)

    Tamara's stories sound intriguing. I'll have to check out her book.

    Take care!!!

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  12. Have fun in Paris, Julie. Bring back lots of pictures and memories to share with us. Congrats, Tamara.

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  13. In Paris, don't lock in your schedule, don't have a list of must-see. Take the road not taken. You'll enjoy your adventures.

    Drink some amazing espresso.

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  14. Have a fun and safe trip to the City of Lights and best wishes to Tamara for a smashing success!

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  15. If you have planned well for your trip to Paris, you will have a fantastic time. We stayed in the Marais which is central to almost everything and walked most places. Hope you enjoy it! Once you have been there, you will know why so many love the city of Paris.

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  16. The pic of the Eiffel Tower is awesomesauce!! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time in the City of lights and I can't wait to hear about your trip!

    Tamara's book sounds great! I didn't realize it was horror -- though I should've gotten the hint from the cover, right? lol

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  17. Have a safe trip Julie. I hope you have lots of fun.
    Congrats to Tamara. I really like the cover.

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  18. Have a wonderful and safe journey. I bet it will give you lots of cool stuff to blog about when you get back. I was in London for my senior trip waaay back when. I'd love to see some other countries, but dread the long plane trips.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for featuring my book. I found my first Amazon review this morning and thought, "Hmm, I don't even know this person. I wonder how they found out about my book?" And then I saw their name in your comments above. So yes, the networking works!

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  19. You are going to have so much fun!

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  20. Have a great time. Take lots of pics to post for us homebodies.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  21. WOW, Julie! That is awesome. First an new children's book and now PARIS!!!!! HOW EXCITING!!! Have a wonderful and SAFE vacation!

    Congrats Tamara .... your stories sound very intriguing. All the best!

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  22. Have fun in Paris! Congrats to Tamara. Those stories sound deliciously creepy, and I love the cover.

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  23. Have a wonderful trip to Paris!
    Bon Voyage!!!

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  24. Grats, Tamara. And I hope you have tons of fun on your trip, Julie!

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  25. How brave you were to go to France - I can't believe they were hit again. I assume you're back home by now.
    Those poor people!

    Give me a shout when you get a chance!

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  26. Congrats to Tamara!

    Julie, I hope you're having a wonderful time! And staying safe.

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  27. I have a copy of Heart Stopper. Enjoy Paris. I went once and I'd like to go again.

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  28. Julie! I hope your trip is epic and can't wait to hear about it! And yay for Tamara!

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  29. How exciting about Paris! Not surprised at all you had a hard time concentrating on much else. Based on your twitter, it seems like you've been having an amazing time. Hope the rest of your trip is fantastic and that you have a safe return home!

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  30. Happy holidays! Have a blast and look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. All the best!

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