About: Emlyn

Writer and book publicist. Emlyn Chand loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story)

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In publishing, few subjects raise more ire or elicit more distrust than book reviews. The New York Times story “Swarming a Book Online,” says reviews “on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.” Author David Streitfeld writes:

In the biggest, most overt and

Learning to Believe in Happily-Ever-Afters: A Guest Post by… Me?

As many of you know by now, I've fractured myself to create a-whole-nother writerly identity (I think it happened through mitosis or something). Well, today marks the official birth of my romance-writing alter-alias, Darby Davenport, with the launch of her (read: my) first romance novella, Walk Away with Me.

To celebrate, I have two awesome giveaways running on Darby's blog (

Open Heart March Giveaway ~ Don’t Miss This Awesome Swag Pack!

I love putting together special swag packs for fans of the Farsighted Series. Last month, we celebrated Farsighted, so naturally, this month it's time to put Open Heart in the spotlight. And, man, let me tell you, this giveaway is so cool. Hmmmm, what will I come up with for Pitch next month? Luckily, I still have time to figure it out. Now, on with this month's giveaway. Let me tell

Bird Brain Book March Giveaway ~ Honey the Hero Autographed Hardcover & Plush Toy

Ready for an amazingly awesome giveaway for the kiddies? Wouldn't it be fun to read a story book while cuddling with your very own stuffed animal version of a character from that story? I think so! That's why this month I'm giving away an autographed hardcover copy of Honey the Hero along with an adorable plush koala bear.

Read on for more details...  

About Honey the

Announcing the BIGGEST giveaway I’ve ever done for fans of Farsighted!

I've been teasing you all about a pretty huge giveaway for a while now. Luring you in with the promise of autographed copies of the entire Farsighted Series (which even includes getting added to a special mailing list to receive yet-to-be-released titles on their publication days). What's more, anyone can win, and any number of people can win: 1, 5, 5,000! Yeah, and that's just the big prize. I have a bunch

Sun Conure says, “Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy.”

Your good friend Ducky here, and I’m back for another installment of my blog for kids. Check back every weekend as I discuss real issues that real kids face—hey, we birds have to face them, too!

Today, I'm going to talk about a difficult subject—losing a loved one. Hopefully, most kids won't have to face the death of someone they love until they're much, much older.

Book Review & Giveaway: Road to Tomorrow by Mary Metcalfe

What would you do if you found yourself in an abusive marriage? Andrea Garrett is afraid to leave her husband but knows that staying will risk leaving her two small children as orphans. On the night before her abusive husband, Sean, returns from his latest tour of duty, she decides she can't delay her departure another moment and heads for Boston, with a quick pit stop to drop her children off

Beautiful Creatures beats the pants off Twilight any day: A His & Her Review

I must start this review with a confession. You see, I did a very very bad thing. About a month and a half ago, I decided Fal and I would both read Beautiful Creatures, then head to the theater on Valentine's Day to watch the new film adaptation. A heavy workload, yes, but it was my revenge for having to watch the Super Bowl.

Here's the part where

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Hey, friends, have you heard the latest news? I've splintered my personality into a third persona and am now writing romance under the pen name, Darby Davenport.

Don't worry, I'll still write all kinds of fun Young Adult and Children's books, but my publisher and I thought it was important to keep these two brands separate, thus the new identity.

My first three novellas --The