Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Name of Red by Beena Khan

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for The Name of Red by Beena Khan. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an except as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card or an eCopy of the book. Be sure to check out the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Name of Red
Author: Beena Khan

Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication Date: May 15th 2020

Print Length: 287 pages
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Literary Fiction, Romance

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Two strangers on the same path.
Survivors. Companions.
They will be each other’s salvation.

On a rainy, winter night, a mysterious woman in a red dress seeking shelter comes inside the restaurant Kabir was busy working in —primarily the bar— and night after night, drink after drink, she comes back to the same spot. That is where he sees her for the first time.

Hundreds of patrons around her try to speak with her daily, but she dismisses them. It appears she wants to remain in a blissful peace alone with her booze and books. After seeing the mysterious woman reading a book, and because of his shy nature, Kabir gains entrance into her life by anonymously leaving books with notes for her.

The Name of Red is the story of two strangers, two different personalities who meet on a winter, rainy night who challenge each other. They have a connection which blossoms into a friendship due to their fondness of books. But they both have secrets that can bind them together or threaten their newfound relationship forever.

**The eBook is only $0.99 for a limited time!**

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BOOK TRAILER:
EXCERPT:
The restaurant Ferdaus was filled with a buzzing crowd.

The smoke around the people twisted and formed curls, illuminated under the bar lights. The atmosphere was a hazy cloud, lingering against their clothes. Several people came in seeking shelter from the pouring rain outside. The customers of the restaurant turned to look at the entrance door- bell jingling. They glanced at the large crowd coming as the glass door was pulled open, and they watched as someone newstepped in behind them.

The woman walked into the bar for the first time in the winter rain.

She didn’t have an umbrella on her; her little sleeveless dress ended at her ankles, fully drenched. Her wet dress clung to her body, showcasing the outlines of her curves. In one hand, she was carrying the skirt of her dress. Suddenly, she let it go, and her long, bare arms moved upwards as she tried to fix her damp hair which had darkened in intensity due to the rain. It fell past her shoulders, the strands sticking to her face. She attempted to comb through the tangles with her fingertips.

The men watched her movements hungrily, their eager faces drawn to her and at the sight of someone new. Their eyes trailed from her face, to her wet body, then back to the movements of her hands entwined in her hair. Under her arm, she carried a book and a trench coat. It appeared strange she wasn't wearing the coat when it was pouring outside and freezing in the middle of November. Men were left mesmerized by her, and she turned heads as she walked by. Something radiated from within her, drawing the men around her in.

The women who were with some of these men noticed their gaze on the unfamiliar woman. Now they stared at her with jealousy and anger.

Who is she? they wondered.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Beena Khan lives in a suburb in Queens, New York in her apartment. She's's a Literary Fiction Novelist and Poetess. She is 27 years old and from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. She's an immigrant who moved to New York when she was five years old. She currently holds a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology from Cuny School of Professional Sciences. She enjoys reading, writing, and netflixing.

The Name of Red is her debut novel.

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GIVEAWAY:
Beena Khan will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to one randomly drawn winner or an eCopy of the book to three randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter after the book blast. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
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13 comments:

  1. Love the cover! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I really enjoyed the excerpt.

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  3. beautiful cover, thanks for hosting

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  4. Good one, saw this somewhere.

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  5. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  6. Sounds like a great read! Love the cover :)

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  7. Nice cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. The beautiful cover makes me more interested to learn more about the mysterious woman in the red dress.

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  9. Ok....I forgot to enter the pin for placing on Pinterest......but you can check, I did it!

    With that out of the way, the book sounds great. Thank you for being an author and sharing your stories with the world

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  10. That is a very nice cover and the story sounds interesting. Best wishes to the author on the novel.

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  11. This sounds really good and I love the cover.

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