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 October 24-28, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
Madness or Love (Be With Me #1)By Selina Bodur
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 find Madness or Love on Goodreads
You can buy Madness or Love here:
- Amazon UK
And for your enjoyment here's an excerpt:
“The morning air smelled like rain and sausage rolls. Victoria smiled to the new day. Her new home, a small and comfy flat, possessed a charm. The only drawback, or an advantage, was the flat was on the top floor, over a bakery, and the appetizing aroma filled the space every day. Her stomach growled; time for breakfast.
The new job had paid off well. She finally managed to wriggle out of that awful shared house, and even the smell of the pastries couldn’t downcast the fact. She felt alive. Every day was better than the other, and the job as a front office assistant had brought her satisfaction. Sometimes she couldn’t believe her luck. True, she had fought hard, but there were some days when life felt unreal. In six months, her status, predicament, and even she, had changed completely.
She went to work that day without suspecting that her life would change inevitably. She felt the strange aura with the first steps she made into the spacious lobby. It was quiet, too quiet for a hotel in central London at 8:00 p.m. Two of her colleagues at the front desk whispered lively.
Stacy noticed her first and impatiently waved her hand. “You won’t believe it,” she said in a hushed voice. Her eyes burned, and her cheeks flushed. “We’ll have a VIP guest. He should arrive before midnight. Imagine!”
“Who is he?” Victoria interrupted impatiently. The only thought on her mind was the immense pressure and expectations that a “very important person” would bring to the staff. And besides, she never understood the hysteria surrounding the rich and famous. In her mind, they were all just humans.
“Ian Young,” came Stacy’s squeaky answer.
“Who?” Victoria lifted her brows questioningly.
Her colleague looked dumbfounded. “You don’t know who he is!” Her tone raised a notch. She looked at her as if Victoria just killed someone, or at least stole her favorite curling iron.
Victoria’s amused smile turned into a frown while she wondered how anyone could be so shallow. Stacy would never win any kind of “bright mind” award, true, but to Victoria, her life was only Friday night parties, boys, and celebrity gossip. She waited patiently but wasn’t prepared for the answer.
“Born 1986, New Orleans, one sister. He started his career as a model at sixteen; first movie—Broken Stars—wasn’t a success. He’s most known for his lead in Lost Souls. One of Hollywood’s rising stars. Extremely good-looking, no, gorgeous, amazing blue eyes, dark hair, single . . .”
Victoria couldn’t help it. She laughed out loud. “That sounded like a part of Wikipedia. My God, you’re Stacypedia! Don’t tell me you’re obsessed with him, please,” she said seriously.
“No,” Stacy sighed, “but he is so gorgeous I couldn’t help it. Let me show you a picture!” She typed a few words in the search engine on the computer and clicked on images. Ian Young was pretty, no doubt, and six foot tall with dark, almost black, messy hair and extraordinary blue eyes. The depth of their color was hypnotizing.”
About 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:
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