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Welcome to the May I Suggest... Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck In Books (http://www.stuckinbooks.com/). The giveaway hop is open May 1 - 15, 2018.

This month's hop theme is may I suggest. I suggest you check out Full Circle by Regina Timothy. Don't miss my interview with a character from the book and enter for a chance to win this hop stop giveaway.




Full Circle by Regina Timothy

Family is not always about blood. It’s the people willing to hold your hand when you need it the most. This is the lesson Samia-Al-Sayyid has learnt in her thirty-three years of existence. At thirteen years her uncle raped her for the first time. At sixteen she discovered she was expecting her uncle’s child. At seventeen she fled her home in Iraqi for the U.S to escape her family from stoning her. Sixteen years later she has made a good life for her and her grown son in the US, and her friends consider her family. Her estranged brother shows up at her door step and uses her son to destroy her life and that of her new family. With everything lost, she is forced to flee back to Iraq where she confront her past. Will she make peace with her past? Can she get forgiveness for the damage caused to her new family? Full Circle is contemporary fiction novel that tells a tale of friendship, family, and hope. It explores the devastation of loss, the great capacity of forgiveness and the lengths our loved ones will go to protect us.

Buy Details

Release date: December 24th 2017
ISBN: 978-1981839438
ASIN: B078M7KFDG
Price Mass Market Paperback: $14.75
Price E-Book: $2.99
Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2EdNl5L

May the odds be ever in your favor!


This giveaway is open internationally. One (1) winner will be selected. The prize is a Starbucks Coffee Cup Bookmark and an ebook copy of Full Circle by Regina Timothy.

Enter below for a chance to win through May 15, 2018



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Character Interview with Samia – Full Circle by Regina Timothy

If you’ve already read Full Circle, this interview should be interesting and insightful. And if you haven’t read the story yet, hopefully this character interview will pique your interest.

We got to interview Samia, the main character in the story!

Please state your name:

Samia-Al-Sayyid

Astrological sign:

Scorpio

Age:

33 years

Height:

5’4”

Weight

140

Hair /Eye Color

I have long midnight black hair and warm brown eyes.

Job

 I work for Melissa Payne as a housekeeper. I have been a house keeper for the past seventeen years (Since I came to the U.S.). I have worked as Melisa’s house keeper for the past six years.

Vehicle

 I don’t drive. I don’t think it would make economic sense driving owning a car in New York City. So I take the bus or subway like everyone else.

Dog/Cat
 I love cats but my building in the Macy housing projects has a strict no-pets policy so I’m deprived of the pleasure of their company.

Favorite food

I’m a simple woman. I love Mac and cheese

Describe yourself in three words:

Dependable, patient, loyal.

Greatest flaw?

I can be stubborn, especially when I have it In my head that it’s the only way to survive.

Best quality?

I never give up. I keep going until I succeed. I guess this is where my stubbornness acts in my favor.

What is your favorite beverage?

 I drink a ton of diet Pepsi or Coke. That and an unhealthy dose of chocolate chip ice cream to cure my sweet tooth.

What is your favorite music?

 I love many different genres, but I can always count on Mozart to to cheer me when I’m having a bad day.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
 My second-hand black Saint Laurent long free coat I bought from the discount shop last winter. It’s perfect for staying warm when walking from work to the subway station at night.

Tell our readers one reason to read your story?

 Read Full Circle if you want to be inspired. This is a tale of hope and forgiveness that is bound to leave you drowning in tears more times than not. So get your hankies ready and read on.
What is your current state of mind?
Samia - I guess right now I feel a little disillusioned. I have been in the U.S. for the last seventeen years. I have done everything I could think of to fit in, to belong in this country I consider my new home, but most times I’m met with suspicion and hostility. It’s hard to not feel a little angry and hopeless. But I can’t give up, not yet. I have a son who depends on me, and I made a vow seventeen years a go when he was born that I would do whatever I could for him to have his American dream.

What do you feel most passionately about?
 I’m passionate about creating a better world for my son. I came to this country seventeen years ago when I was barely sixteen, with no education and no family to take care of me. I have spent my entire adult life cleaning other people’s houses. I don’t mind that, as long as my dream of seeing my son succeed in this country becomes a reality. For him I’ve sacrificed a lot, and for him I’m willing to sacrifice a lot more.
What you do/will like best about the other main character(s)?
 Susan and Melissa are remarkable women. I love and admire their strength.
Susan is a single parent dealing with her daughter’s sickness that keeps her in hospital more times than not. She also found out that her mom might be dying of cancer. But she doesn’t let all that bring her down.

Melisa is forced to helplessly watch her marriage and business disintegrate right in front of her. Her younger brother is away serving his country in Iraqi which gives her plenty of sleepless nights. Despite all this she soldiers on in her quest to regain her throne as the ice queen of the fashion industry. 

What is the worst thing to ever happen to you?

 When I was thirteen years old, while living in Iraqi, my uncle Kadir raped me. I couldn’t tell anyone about it. No one would believe me, not without my four male witnesses. I would be accused of bringing shame to my family. So I kept quiet and watched helplessly as he repeatedly assaulted me for years. When I was sixteen I found out I was pregnant. Right then I knew my life was over. My family would stone me, in the market square just so they could salvage their honor. So I escaped and found myself in America six months later.
What is in your refrigerator right now?
 Chocolate chip ice cream. It’s the one thing that never miss in my fridge even when I’m running low on everything else. It’s my go to comfort food and my son’s favorite snack.
What is in your nightstand?
 A copy Khaled Hosseini’s ‘And the Mountains Echoed’. It is one of my favorite books and I’m reading it for the third time.

If you could go back in time for one day, where would you go?

 I would go back to when I was sixteen. I would apologize to my mother for putting her through hell because after I escaped my father and brothers blamed her for the dishonor brought to my family. She later died of a broken heart.
I would also tell Aunt Shia, Kadir’s wife I understood her position. There’s nothing she could have done despite knowing what her husband did to me. No one would have believed a woman’s accusation without the four male witnesses to back her.
What is the one word you would use to define yourself?
 Survivor. I’m one person who doesn’t give up easily. I aspire to overcome all challenges before. I think I would do very well in the reality show Survivor. I’d fit right in.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
 Overcoming all the adversities I’ve found on my way to raise my son into a bright young man. He’s graduating high school summa cum laude in a couple of months, and he’ll be heading to college in MIT. I couldn’t be prouder.

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Thank you so much for hanging with Samia and me today. It’s been an honor to reveal a different side regarding one of my favorite characters with all of you. If you haven’t seized your copy of this beautiful story, FULL CIRCLE yet, please do so.


Author Bio

Regina lives in a picturesque village in Kenya where she enjoys amazing landscapes, exotic wildlife, and beautiful sunsets and sunrises. She always had active imagination. By chance, she started blogging in 2010, which rekindled her love for writing and telling stories. When not writing she enjoys watching classic movies (she’s a movie buff), going to the theater and auto shows. You can join her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/gina_wann and visit her blog at https://reginatimothy.wordpress.com/.



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1 comments:

  1. I would pick Divergent & The Hunger Games worlds.

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