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Title: Incandescence

Author: Xunaira J.

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: February 14, 2016

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Synopsis

CAN LOVE REALLY HEAL ALL WOUNDS?

Alisha had everything she ever wished for: a loving family, a career and friends who doted on her. But a late night at work, a cup of coffee, and a burning candle changed her life forever. Then Anis–a tall, dark, and handsome engineer, heir to his father’s vast empire–walks back into her life. After a brief meeting a few years ago, she isn’t sure he’ll remember her. When he does, he wants to help her overcome her life-changing injuries. Has her accident scarred not only her skin, but also her soul?

Incandescence is a story of love and friendship in the face of disaster, and one young woman’s quest to make the most of her new life.

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Excerpt

What happened next was totally unpredictable. One second, I was looking at my picture on the desktop, all smiling and beautiful on my graduation day, while the next second, I thought I’d seen a ghost. The face that was looking back at me had a rather distorted face with a leathery texture. The right side of the face was covered in something that was a weird color of yellow and white; it looked like it was made up of play dough, while the left side was all clean, normal and soft. The skin looked leathery, almost gaunt and scary. It was charred at some part of my cheeks and towards my neck.

The eyes that stared back at me were the same colors as mine, chocolate brown, and the skin on the normal side of the face looked like my skin as well. It was my face; just a distorted version. I tried to touch the left side of my face, but it felt smooth under my skin. My breathing hitched as I realized that the ghostly skin, the gauntness in the eyes—it was all mine.

And then I screamed at the top of my lungs. I saw the ghost in the screen in front open her mouth, but the only noise that I heard was of my own howl. This can’t be me! This can’t be me! I tried to tell myself again and again.

The door flung open, and the nurses rushed in, looking around at my source of terror, but she found nothing. She came towards me and glanced at the laptop. Seeing the Photo Booth application open, she quickly, picked up the laptop from my knees and shut the flap.

“You’re not supposed to use that yet!” she scolded me as she put the laptop back on the side table. I was having difficulty breathing and my heartbeat was going a mile a minute.

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About The Author

Xunaira

As a thirteen year old teenager, Xunaira J. aspired to be an author someday. From short stories to novellas, she has written them all but as an adult now, she has published two short stories and is now aiming to publish her first Novel, Before Time, scheduled for November release. Xunaira resides in Islamabad, Pakistan and enjoys a hot cup of cappuccino, a good romance novel and her favorite music from the 80’s. Apart from that, when she’s not working on her current literary project, she loves developing mobile applications and studies as a software engineer.

Behold! The Cover for my Upcoming Romance Novel, Incandescence

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Incandescence
AUTHOR – Xunaira J.
GENRE – Chick lit Romance/ Women’s literature/
PUBLICATION DATE – 14-Febuary-2016
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 100,000 words
PUBLISHER – Amazon


 

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Incandescence - CoverCAN LOVE REALLY HEAL ALL WOUNDS?

Alisha had everything she ever wished for: a loving family, a career and friends who doted on her. But a late night at work, a cup of coffee, and a burning candle changed her life forever. Then Anis–a tall, dark, and handsome engineer, heir to his father’s vast empire–walks back into her life. After a brief meeting a few years ago, she isn’t sure he’ll remember her. When he does, he wants to help her overcome her life-changing injuries. Has her accident scarred not only her skin, but also her soul?

Incandescence is a story of love and friendship in the face of disaster, and one young woman’s quest to make the most of her new life.

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Author Photo Xunaria JAs a thirteen year old teenager, Xunaira J. aspired to be an author someday. From short stories to novellas, she has written them all but as an adult now, she has published two short stories and is now aiming to publish her first Novel, Before Time, scheduled for November release. Xunaira resides in Islamabad, Pakistan and enjoys a hot cup of cappuccino, a good romance novel and her favorite music from the 80’s. Apart from that, when she’s not working on her current literary project, she loves developing mobile applications and studies as a software engineer.

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Are we living a pretended life?

Sometimes, as we go along the normal routine of our life, something just pushes us to think about our own existence. Day by day, when we follow the same tasks, the same rules that are created by ourselves, it just makes me wonder is this all what life is about. Don’t we wish for anything better than the monotony that we call success?

What is success?

I have questioned myself over and over again. Is it money, fame and power or is it more than that? Is it the inner peace that every person seeks or it is a bank full of money? It is difficult to answer such a question as everyone’s definition of success would be different. While some would seek money the other would seek fame and some don’t seek any of that but inner peace. It is the way of life around us.

I have observed people living their whole lives inside a box, the box that they are born in. In our society, these boxes are found everywhere: in every household, office, restaurants and even public places. At the time of the birth, a child is born into a box regardless of its gender. He has relationships such as parents, siblings, aunts and uncles. With the relationships come expectations for the little one who is too young to understand his role in life.  For girls, they are bound by invisible ropes that tie them to certain things that they can’t do while the boys have different kinds of ropes around their wrists. Their life depends on their parents. The parents who try to raise him into a mirror image of what they are. He is forced to acquire the education and polish that will help him stand stable in the society and the world. While, I totally agree with this concept, that education is essential but there is something all wrong with this practice around us.

A child should be given a chance to actually believe in himself. He should be given enough leverage as well as compassion so that he doesn’t have to hide his shortcomings from his parents, who are the most stable source of love, forgiveness and understanding. While that should be the right practice, it isn’t often executed. Children are pressurized to follow the norms of the society which are high grades, excelling in one of the sports and acquisition of awards. Every parent dreams that his or her child would achieve all these and in order to achieve that, they start to push their children to acquire success. What they don’t understand is that every child has his own capacity and talents. It is their duty to help him unveil his strengths and overcome his weakness through those strengths.

Numerous legends are born into every society every day where they have to succumb to the rules and regulations defined by their predecessors. While we are taught that there are seven stages of life, in reality, we have only three stages: the first is the childhood when a child has to obey his parents wishes, when he grows up he enters into the second stage where his parents expect his to achieve high and acquire the success that they dreamed for him. Once again he acquires that, they expect him to marry according to their wishes for a better life, unwilling to for see the happiness of their child himself and third stage of his life is when he becomes a parent himself and the cycle continues. In all this, he almost forgets what he wants for himself, what his hopes and dreams are and how he is going to acquire those.

There is no such thing known to our society as finding oneself. There is nothing called talent, legend or living for yourself. If someone wants to break free from those binds, it is almost impossible. From the day a child takes the first breath, his life belongs to the others related to him and the society.

Is there no way to find ourselves? Is the life that is gifted to us being wasted by us after irrelevant longings?

Each person that comes into this world is different than the others. They have special qualities that need to be addressed, brought forward and cheered upon because that brings the confidence to them. Can we never break out of this boxed life that we live in? Can we never free ourselves from these society’s clutches?

WHOOOPEEE!! BEFORE TIME #9 on AMAZON!

This is a great opportunity to share my good news with all of you. Before Time, my first tragic romance novel, reached #9 ranking in Coming of Age category on Amazon. This is quiet an achievement for me and I wanted to share a freebie with all my followers today. So, hop on to Amazon and download Before Time for free the next three days. I’m sure you’ll all love it as much as I love it.

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Go grab it while it leads the Amazon Bestsellers List this week.

Before Time is about a teenage girl, striving to find a place for herself in this world. It’s a story about her desires, her expectations with life, her love and her family issues all combined into one. Desperate to seek peace and stability in her life, Onaiza comes upon online chatting software that seems to take away her dilemma, pain and suffering while giving her an open canvas to sketch life the way she wants to. There she meets Asher, a stranger whose simple words awaken feelings within her that she’s never experienced before, draws her closer to him. Will Asher be the lucky one for Onaiza?

Do Seasons have Emotions?

Spring is coming.

Spring is coming.

I hear that chant everywhere.

Everybody is excited that spring is coming. Weather is changing. The flowers are blooming in the flower beds and there is happiness all around after months of snow, rain and coldness. Coldness is dreary, and winters denote coldness, doesn’t it? But if you watch spring closely, with true heart, spring is more sad and dreary as compared to winters. Why is that so?

Is it the sadness and dreariness inside one’s heart or do the seasons depict the same emotions that we, humans, feel?

As a little girl, I used to watch people get excited over the prospect of spring. For me, spring denoted playing outside, watching girls wearing flowery dresses hop from swing to swing and enjoying bubbly sodas. As I grew up, the girlish image of spring took another turn. I could feel the emotions in the air, the feelings of sadness and desolation that was what spring was to be. While the sad emotions lingered in the air, there was another strong emotion that I couldn’t ignore- it was expectation.

Expectation of the future.

What I believe is that we tend to look forward to the future. The idea of the present not remaining the same keeps us expecting things to change in the future. For some people like me, who could feel the emotions in the air, spring was full of expectations: the expectation of the sadness and desolation to be emitted from the air, the expectation of something better coming our way. If that’s the case, then seasons do have emotions as well.

Announcing the new cover of Before Time, a #NewAdultRomance Novel

After receiving such positive feedback from my readers and fans, Before Time has grown closer to my heart than any book I’ve written so far. Being my first adult novel, of course it happens. Like a child, I try to dress up in new ways everyday therefore, I came up with a new cover for Onaiza and Asher’s story.

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Behold the new cover of a sizzling romantic tale of two souls who bond over the internet. Is their love real? Find out in the second in the series, After Time, which will be releasing soon.

#BookRelease Before Time, Book # 1 in The Time Series #NewAdult #Romance

Finally, the long await for the release of Before Time is over and it is now available in stores.

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Before Time is now available as an e-book on Amazon and Smashwords. The paperback and hardcover are coming soon. Being my first romance novel, I’m sure that all of you out there would enjoy reading this as much as I liked writing it but beware, it’s not like your typical romance novel because it has something much more enthralling in store for you.

His eyes told her what his tongue could not.

Nineteen-year-old Onaiza Shahid is a loner and a dreamer, bookish and socially isolated. A chance ramble into a chatting software changes everything. The words of a stranger compel her. Addicted and falling fast, their secret love changes her life. But will the idealistic teenager get her happily ever after?

One last thing, I will be giving away a copy of Before Time every week till the one month anniversary, so like this post, share and comment and you can be the winner of a copy as well.

Fun reading!

#BeforeTime : History

I thought that I should share some of Onaiza’s and Asher’s quotes from Before Time on my blog as it’s been a long time since I wrote something about them.

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Onaiza only wanted her prince charming. She wanted to experience the beauty of life that was unknown to her. Her wants and expectations were quite childish.

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She found her prince charming in Asher. Alluring, secretive and manipulative, she’s attracted towards him.

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But he, himself, is emotionally broken. Will he be able to give Onaiza the love and care she deserves?

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Stay tuned to learn about the outcome of this sizzling romance between Onaiza and Asher as they take you through a roller coaster ride of fun-filled journey from the internet chatting world to the real life romance.

#EXCERPT from BEFORE TIME

I’m sure many of you would’ve been waiting for the excerpt of my latest novel, Before Time, so I decided this was the best time to whet your appetite with a short excerpt. So, all of you out there waiting for an insight into this, here it is. Enjoy!!

**EXCERPT FROM BEFORE TIME**

Impassioned: I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore.

ME: Then don’t!

Impassioned: J How different feeling it is to stay on the main stream and then say it here.

ME: Of course. On the main stream, I just thought it was chatter without any meaning.

Impassioned: It was never mere chat, and still isn’t. Only you understood it now.

I smiled.

ME: Yes, I guess so.

Impassioned: Onaiza!

ME: Yes?

Impassioned: Asher!

Oh!! He was finally telling me his name. Wow!! Just Woww!!!

ME: Nice to meet your, Asher 🙂

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