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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book Blitz: Excerpt & Giveaway || Madness or Love || Selina Bodur

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Madness or Love by Selina Bodur. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 24 till 28 October, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

Madness or Love coverMadness or Love (Be With Me #1)
By Selina Bodur

Genre: Romance
Age category: New Adult, Adult

Victoria is the young woman every girl wants to be—bright, driven, confident, and compassionate. She knows what she wants and how to get it. She never gives up on her dreams. But her personal life is a bit dull. At least, until she met him.

Ian Young is Hollywood's rising star. His impossibly-deep blue eyes are the talk of every magazine. His masculine body and chiseled face are in every girl’s dreams.

Fate brings them together one night in London, and they click perfectly. Against all logic, the strange connection between them deepens.

But will their friendship withstand the distance? Will the ocean between them tear them apart, or will love get in the way?

You can buy Madness or Love here:
- Amazon

Madness or Love
Selina Bodur

“The morning felt unusual; every female employee suddenly showed up for work, and the foyer quickly crowded with people who tried to look busy. Victoria knew better. When for a third time she needed to retell the events of last night, she sighed in exasperation and hid in the bathroom. Stacy was the worst of them all, shooting question after question.

“I feel like a criminal at a cross-examination,” said Victoria in the changing room where Stacy waited, eager to get more information. She opened her mouth, but Victoria stopped her. “I’ll have no more of this nonsense. I’m going home.” And without waiting for a reaction, she left the room.

She was putting on her jacket when she heard his voice. Ian was talking on the phone, crossing the space between the elevators and the front desk in seconds.

“I understand,” he said with agitation and a hint of anger. “No,” a deep frown formed on his forehead, “I’m not mad. I just hate to be late. I have to go; will talk to you later.” He hung up.

The floor hushed, and every woman gaped at him in admiration. He was wearing a dark gray jacket, white T-shirt, and black jeans, the true face of casual, but something in the way he moved was transforming him into a living god.

He leaned over the desk and smiled. “Good morning, lovely lady! I need a favor. Would you call a taxi for me, please? I’m late, I might add.”

He is really good at getting what he wants, Victoria thought. His eyes never left the receptionist’s until he had compelled her. Really good. Victoria felt mesmerized herself. She thought about sneaking out of the building but decided against it and continued to stand there, stilled.

Her colleague behind the desk stumbled, murmured something incoherent, and dialed a number. A few rings later, she spoke with a shaky voice. “They said it’s going to take twenty minutes to get here; traffic is bad this time of the day. Is that—?”

“Damn it,” he cursed quietly. “I’m late as it is. I needed to be on my way like five minutes ago.” He bent his head, staring blankly at his phone.

“I can drive you,” said Victoria. The words slipped out of her mouth unconsciously. Did I just say that out loud? she thought in horror.

He turned to face her, and his eyes slid over her body, tip to toe. She was wearing a cropped white jacket, skinny denim jeans, a floral-print top, and green high heels, but what caught his eye was the lemon-colored handbag.

A hint of admiration crossed over his face. “Victoria.” Her name hung in the air.

He was the first to come around. “You have a car?”

She nodded.

“And you’ve finished work?”

She smiled, amused by his expression.

“What are we waiting for?” he asked, still not fully aware of his stroke of luck.

She led the way to the staff parking lot, conscious of the looks and the gaping mouths of her colleagues. She had parked her Fiat 500 at the back of the building.

Once they reached the spot, she unlocked the car and he opened the door. “It’s small.” He frowned.

“It’s a car.” She shrugged.

“I’m sorry; I didn’t mean to offend—” He got in.

“You didn’t,” she interrupted. “Would you type the address into the GPS?”

He nodded, and they drove away. The silence settled between them. It’s not awkward at all, she thought. They were too close in the small vehicle; so close that she felt the heat of his body and smelled his aftershave. She glanced quickly at him. Ian looked calm on the surface, but the clenched jaw and the tensed muscles told her the truth.”

Selina author pictureAbout the Author:
Selina Bodur was born and raised in Bulgaria, but currently she lives in the UK. Over thirty, dark-haired, and a little overweight ordinary woman, that’s her. She was constantly in the search of who she wants to be - learning to play an accordion, singing, and painting. But becoming a writer was always a childhood dream of hers. Even when she was very young her imagination had been running wild. Selina preferred to create worlds instead to live in the real one. As a teenager she ventured into poetry, and published few of her poems and couple of short stories. She loved to pour her heart out on the pages, covered in tears. She had to grow up and pushed her writing dream in the deepest and dustiest corner of her mind.

After years spent in searching for the right carrier and blindly jumping from hotel management to waiting on tables she ended up in the Car Valet and Cleaning Business, 3000 kilometers away from her home country Bulgaria. On the bright side, one thing had been born from the lack of social life, the homesickness, and the many hours spent in front of the computer—she began writing again.

In 2013 she released her debut novella “Fighting the Impossible”, followed by the poetry collection “The Death of the Rose”. “Be With Me” series is her next project, and the first installment “Madness or Love” will be out in October 2014.

She still dreams of becoming a full time writer.

You can find and contact Selina here:

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Madness or Love. These are the prizes you can win:
- amazon gift card $5
- 10 e-copies (mobi) of Madness or Love

For a chance to win, enter the giveaway below:

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