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INTERVIEW: Author, Shirin Ariff, Releases Memoir, THE SECOND WIFE

Shirin Ariff’s empowering and heartbreaking memoir tells the story of how she experienced and survive trauma and abuse. When she re-married her second husband and moved to Canada, she was kept as a slave in her own home and endured her husband’s abuse. She hopes to show hope with her writing to other victims, learn more about her journey below.

Hi Shirin, thank you for discussing your memoir, The Second Wife, with us. Please tell us about yourself, where you are from and what your book is about. What inspired you to write it?

Hello! I was born in Kolkata, India and live in Toronto, Canada. I am a proud mother of four beautiful children, an award winning author, an inspirational speaker and women’s empowerment coach. After braving immigration to Canada and surviving cancer, I committed to helping women find their inner strength and become their own guiding force. My book is a memoir with a bit of self-help activities to make it interactive for the readers. There are several reasons for writing this book. I wanted to be heard. I wanted to leave a legacy of no abuse for my children. I wanted to be the voice of all those silently suffering women who are going through what I went through. I wanted the men to know the impact on us women when they hurt us. 

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INTERVIEW: Jasmine Daya aka Leia London on her Novel, Law Girl’s Bump in the Road

Jasmine Daya wrote about her own personal experience as a woman pursuing a career while she was pregnant. In today’s society, sometimes motherhood is seen as a “road block” to women who want to work. Under her pen name, Leia London, Daya shares her own adventures and challenges in a realistic but lighthearted story.

Learn more about this powerhouse of a woman and what she has to say to other women who are juggling their own life and dreams.

Thank you for talking with Defective Geeks about your book, Jasmine. Can you give our readers a summary of ‘Law Girl’s Bump in the Road’?

Law Girl’s Bump in the Road is a chicklit novel based on my life but slightly fictionalized for entertainment value. I learned that I was pregnant in my last semester of law school and the baby was due at the same time that I was supposed to start working at a law firm. After years of school, a baby at that point in my life was not part of the plan. In addition, I was dealing with cultural issues and ridiculous pregnancy advice. My background is Indian. Although I was extremely concerned, the pregnancy itself resulted in an entertaining adventure that is chronicled in the book.

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Bedtime For Batman

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Hey, geek parents, here is a book for you! Bedtime For Batman is a sweet, illustrated story written by award-winning author, Michael Dahl and illustrated by Ethen Beavers.

The story features a boy who has his own mini-adventure as he gets ready for bedtime. He puts on his cape, brushes his teeth and snuggles under the blanket. On the next page, we see Bruce Wayne also preparing for his night… a night of crime fighting, of course.

I love that this book uses the Batman: The Animated Series art style as well. It is a delightful story to read your the little Batmans in your life!

Now when will we get Bedtime for Batgirl?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZODd1sS0LM

The book is available on Amazon.com for $15.95.

CONTEST: Rob E. Boley’s That Risen Snow & That Wicked Apple

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What if the apple’s curse didn’t stop with true love’s kiss? What if the real curse happens after Snow White wakes up from her death sleep? Rob E. Boley The Scary Tale series spins this classic fairy tale with a dash of the zombie curse. The author was kind enough to give us signed copies of his first two novels to give away to a lucky reader, along with a gift card to Amazon.com!

Read below to find out how you can win.

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YALLWest 2015, Young Adult Writers & Fans Gather in Santa Monica

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YALLFest started in 2011 in the East Coast, a festival that gathered authors and hosted panels, events and signings for Young Adult fans to enjoy. This year, YALLWest (the West Coast version) was born in Santa Monica, California. This casual festival was packed with awesome guests including our friend, Marie Lu (Legend, Young Elites), Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Veronica Roth (Divergent) and many, many more!

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CONTEST: HALF BAD – Winter Witches Brew Prize Pack

 

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Sally Green’s Half Bad is about a world where witches and humans live side by side, set in modern day England. We are giving away one copy to a lucky winner along with some hot chocolate… because what is better than curling up in a blanket, with some hot cocoa and a thrilling book to read? Win your copy now before the release of the 2nd book in the series, Half Wild, in March 2015!

Read below to find out how you could win.

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CONTEST: ‘Rumble’ by Ellen Hopkins Giveaway

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To celebrate the release of Ellen Hopkin’s Rumble and to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of her first New York best seller book, CRANK, we get to give away some pretty awesome prizes to one of our readers! One of you will win a copy of the book, a pair of head headphones and an iPod Nano. Read below to find out how to win.

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