Friday, December 7, 2012

Make Believe Blog Tour

Today, I want to highlight one of my earliest writing friends online: Lynda R. Young, is a warm, approachable and a wonderful person, as well as a super blogger and writer.  Lynda and I met while blogging and she ended up becoming a great friend.

Let me share a secret with you all. I won a prize on Lynda’s blog. It was a 10 page critique of a manuscript. After several reminders by Lynda, I hesitantly sent her the 10 pages. It was the first time I was opening myself up for critique by another writer. Lynda was gracious and generous with her feedback. Infact she urged me to find critique partners who would help me with their feedback. She told me that geographical location would not be a problem, as I could find crit partners anywhere in the world. Thanks to her insistence I have two wonderful Crit Partners.

I am thrilled and excited for her. Lynda’s short story titled Birthright, published by J. Taylor Publishing in the Make Believe anthology, launched on Monday 3rd December! Make Believe is currently available in e-book format and includes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy stories inspired by the image on the cover. Congratulations, Lynda!  

Birthright by Lynda R. Young 
Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible. 
She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she's never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her. 
Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead. 

About Lynda R. Young: 
Lynda R. Young lives in Sydney, Australia, with her sweetheart of a husband who is her rock, and a cat who believes world domination starts in the home. She writes speculative short stories and is currently writing novels for young adults. In her spare time she also dabbles in photography and all things creative. You can find her here: Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

Purchase Make Believe: J Taylor Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

Lynda, way to go! You are an amazing writer and a dear friend and I couldn’t be more excited for you. 


  1. A nice read Rachna, about the accomplishments of Lynda!

  2. You couldn't have a better critique partner!

  3. I love Lynda! (And it's not because she too has a y in her name.) *wink* She's awesome! Great job Rachna! She would never steer you wrong! :-)

  4. Such a great tribute to Lynda! Opening yourself to critique is definitely hard. But then they're in the same boat as you and they understand what you're trying to do.

    Congrats on your new release, Lynda!

  5. Finding people who help and support your dreams, and you theirs, is probably the best part of the internet. That and cats who play the piano, of course.


  6. Excited for Lynda! It's amazing all the good things that come from blogging, isn't it?

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Thank you SO MUCH Rachna!!! I'll give you a shout out on Monday. You are so wonderful! Huge hugs and happy dances :)

    Robyn, us girls with 'y's in our names have to stick together ;)

  8. This was indeed such a great tribute to Lynda from your side. So excited knowing the fact that Lynda that she is in Sydney and I live nearby :)

    p,s I am following her :D

  9. Rachna, what a great story about how Linda helped you find critique partners!

    Lynda, I missed the launch but I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!


  10. A great write-up -- of an obviously great person. Thank you for the intro'.

  11. I'm saying this for the bazillionth time this week, that cover picture is pure magic! I LOVE it!

  12. I love the cover!

    I've seen the book on a lot of blogs last week. Hopefully it has a great Christmas. :D

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  14. Lynda is great and her story sounds like a great read!

  15. Lynda is an amazing blogger. I love the sound of her story. :-D

  16. She does indeed rock:) And I'm very glad that she got you into being a critique partner int he first place:)

  17. Congratulations Lynda.
    Rachna is the book available on flipkart?

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