#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.


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.

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#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.


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.


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.


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!!


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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Here is my interview with Xunaira J.




Name Xunaira J.

Age 24

Where are you from


A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc

Well, I belong to a medium sized family. I have four siblings, all in different fields of life and a rather close knit family. Currently, I’m enrolled in a Bachelors of Computer Science program, from which I’m going graduate in June. That’s all about me.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

I have finally completed the final draft of my first novel, Before Time, which is book # 1 in the Time Series and am now looking forward to its release.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

As a child, I always wanted to be an author of novels. That was my childhood dreams but as I grew up, the notion of being a writer got carried away with my career plans but in 2012, I got…

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The Story Behind Before Time

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

The bob of the pendulum clock swayed to and fro at a rhythm, known only to the clock itself. This is how time passes, without any interruption, disturbance or halt. For some, it is only a clock that measures the circumference all day long, day after day and night after night but for me, it holds a different kind of importance than just a clock telling the time.


Time is our worst enemy but it is our friend too. Being an enemy, it teaches us harsh lessons, lessons that we wouldn’t learn any other way but being friends with time, it makes us capable of accepting what comes our way and doing the right thing. Time groomed me into what I am today and therefore, I decided to tell that tale to my readers.

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My novel, Before Time, delivers one such tale. It’s not only a tragic tale in which both the hero and heroine are separated but it’s a life changing story about a teenage girl and how her life is changed by the mere use of a chatting software, mIRC.

The idea around Before Time, basically originated from my visit to mIRC some years ago. Although, the anonymity and secrecy charms one into using it again but it’s like a drug that makes you dependent upon that. An addiction that is very difficult to surpass. Thus was the case with Onaiza, who had no idea about the detriment of the software that she was using. Onaiza is sweet, friendly teenager who lives in her very own world of fantasies and believes in something wonderful. She dreams about prince charming and knight in shining armor but she has a realistic approach towards life as well. There is more to her personality than this and I had immense pleasure in portraying her character out for people to fall in love with like I did.

The male protagonist, Asher, is the total opposite of Onaiza. He is rude, ruthless and a total jackass but there is another side to him than that. He is someone who fulfills her ideas of a perfect romantic hero but their love isn’t like the love you read about in romantic novels.

I hope you would enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it and I believe that you would be attached to my characters as much as I was while writing about them and perhaps, eventually come to love them.

Before Time is available for pre-order on Amazon and it will be released on 22nd November 2014. Don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads list.

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covergifTitle: Before Time

Series: The Time Series # 1

Author: Xunaira J.

Audience: NA

Genre: Tragic Romance

Formats: E-book and Paperback

Publisher: Xunaira J.

Editor: Michelle Browne

Expected Date of Publishing: 20th November 2014



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 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?

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about the author

clip_image006Born on October 17, 1990 in Islamabad, Pakistan, to a government officer and a homemaker, Xunaira J, as a child dreamed of being a writer.She always loved writing short stories and has been active on Helium (www.helium.com) as a creative writer. She has been a blogger and been writing articles on relationship and family for a long time.When she was young, she used to write for US Magazine. Currently, Xunaira is doing her Bachelors in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing and writing at the same time. The name of her first book on Amazon Kindle is “The Cursed City” while her second book is a book of collective short stories which will be published in October, 2013. Meanwhile, She is working on another Mystery/Romance novel which is almost reaching completion. She is anticipating to publish it sometime next year.

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#WRITING101 Day 7 – Rebel


“I don’t want to go!” She said, hotly. Her mother glared at her impertinence but she was too well-bred to scold her daughter in front of her guests.

“Darling, just try to listen to what your aunt has to say.” She implored softly, looking meaningfully at Sarah.

“Okay. Where were you taking me aunt?” Sarah sat down, looked haughtily at her aunt.

“Why, Paris, my dear. It’s the most beautiful city of the world and you will get to learn so much there.” Her aunt enticed her into joining her there.

“But I don’t want to go.” Sarah said, looking at her mother and then her aunt.

“Why do you want to get rid of me?” She asked her mother and a silence like death fell in the room. It was common knowledge since Sarah’s father left, her mother had been trying to get rid of Sarah for good. The look of hurt that Sarah passed her mother said it all.

They were forever strangers.

#Writing101 Day 6 – An Intriguing Encounter



We meet plenty of people everyday. Each one of them have a personality of their own while some succeed in forming a lasting impression on us, some don’t. Therefore, today I am going to share such an experience with you guys.

Summers are my favorite time of the year. I tend to ignore the sizzling heat, the hot air that blow over my face and goes for my evening walks. For me, they are quite invigorating and I always enjoy them. With my  iPod clipped to my pocket, I tend to forget that people exist around me until I walk back home. It was the same that day. I was on the same path that I walk everyday, oblivious to the thousand other people around me who either come to walk for fitness or work out.

I believe that everyone has a story to tell and that become more pronounced when I observed once such person with my own eyes. Our parents teach us from childhood to be donating money, clothes or anything that you can to the poor and the needy. So that day, as I completed my everyday round I turned towards the entrance/exit gate of the park where two women were standing. Completely clothed, they only had their faces visible in their ubaya. I looked at them, wondering what they were doing near the entrance of the park, that is when I noticed their eyes. Such sad eyes.

I walked closer, pausing the music blowing in my ears and stood aside to observe them. I was always the one person to first observe before helping the other person of the fact that there are a number of con artists available in the market but in this case, their sad eyes beckoned to me. I walked closer to them, watching mother and daughter huddled together, a mournful and wistful impression in their eyes. According to me, that is the sign of the most deserving who doesn’t ask but for whom we know that they need our help. My heart wrenched at the thought that they didn’t have food in their homes but they were too proud to beg for it.

I walked towards them and stopped in front of the mother. She looked at me with such wounded eyes that I can never forget. At that moment, I knew that she would never ask me for anything because she was telling me without words that she was indeed needy. I took out my wallet from my back pocket and handed her three hundred bills and the way she looked at me clenched my heart. There was clearly thank you written in them. I haven’t done a great many things in my life but at that moment, helping somebody constituted that I was somehow helpful to somebody.

The pleasure you feel after this, understanding the other person without outspoken words is the best feeling in the world. Although, to some my encounter may not be that much intriguing as it was to me but I am sure of the fact that many in my situation would have felt the same.


































#WRITING101 Day 5 – Some Emotions Run Too Deep

I scanned the letter in my hands and tears gathered at the back of my eyes. From the looks of it, the recipient of the letter didn’t receive it.

I looked around for whom the letter was addressed to but there was nobody in sight. I wanted to personally overlook the delivery of this before it was too late.

Before the author of the letter lost hope and left her.


#WRITING101 Day 4 – The Pain of Loss

I have never imagined in my life what it would be like to lose somebody who is close to your heart and who means the world to me. I didn’t know the exact meaning of the word love, in any sense. I always thought that we automatically love our parents, from our childhood and nothing, no power can break that bond with them. Of course, I had other concepts about love as well but then I was wrong. Living a sheltered life has it’s perks but it is of no use to those who want to move forward and step in the real world later on. And that is what happened to me.

I am well acquainted with family ties, the love we share with our parents, our siblings, our relatives. I knew all about it because that was what I had seen since I opened my eyes in this world. Then there comes another love, which is hard to get but it is there: the love for our friends. You must be rolling your eyes over the fact that why would I even consider loving a friend but my opinion is what matters here. Here, it’s only me talking and you are the one who is supposed to be listening to me so you have to hear my point of view as well. Don’t think of me as arrogant or pompous, this is the way I am. Well, coming back to the love we were discussing, some friends touch a cord in your heart and become someone without whom you think you are incomplete. Although, from my experience, sometimes this bond turns into a much deeper one, which I wouldn’t name right now.

So, as I was saying, we are taught to love. Love, love, love and then all around us, people love each other, he loves her, she loves him, we hear that right. But, what exactly is love, one must think. Of course, in this time, we can’t expect a love like the Romeo and Juliet kind but it does exist, of that I am sure. But I am not going to discuss love, I am going to discuss the pain of loss. Well, coming to that, we can only experience an excruciating, mind blowing pain on losing someone when our feelings are deeply attached to them. It’s not important who they are, it can be your cat, your dog, your parrot or perhaps a human being. The person is not important but what is important is the fact how attached we become to such people. Of course, those who deny that they don’t get infatuated or attached to a particular someone are lying, but then only those people who have it in them to love can feel the pain.

Let’s see, I had a cat named Julie. She was the most adorable cat that I’ve ever come across and I loved her dearly. She would play with me, watch television on a cushion near the television that she enjoyed sitting on, he face on her paws and sitting there with a tranquil expression on her face. It wasn’t like she understood what was happening, but she sat there in her own quite way showing that she was with me all the time. When she died, due to a toxic bite from some wild insect, I felt like I had lost a friend. It wasn’t like we had huge conversations or stuff but she meant something to me, I loved her for who she was to me.

So, to feel pain for losing someone means that you’ve deep feelings for them. I will discuss these more in the next episode of the pain of loss. Keep tuned!!