Monday, June 11, 2012

"Familiar Ties" Tour, Review & Guest Post

Familar Ties
Author: Naya Nikki
Pubisher: Inkspell Publishing
ISBN: 9780985011550
Paperback: 250 pages
Also available in eBook format

About the Book:
Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother’s death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family.

Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is travelling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe.

These two “broken” families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches.However through their past, present and debatable future will their choices affect the outcome both parents clearly want and are simply denying? Or will Phoebe and Grace lose the only “whole” family they have ever known?

Guest Post: Favorite Summer Vacation

I love travelling and I have been fortunate to go to a different location every year for as long I can remember. However despite the long flights and the 8 year wait to finally get there I finally got to Australia. We have really good friends out there so when they moved away I was gutted but finally we got the chance to go see them and I fell in love. Although Sydney is the buzzing hype of Australia I could see myself visiting there and not living, however Brisbane was beautiful and the gorgeous weather definitely helped in making my decision to move there at some point in my life. We also visited the Great Barrier Reef which was beautiful and definitely worth the expense, despite my sea sickness. The Sydney Opera House was gorgeous and it was amazing to see it up close. That holiday was an unforgettable one and not just for the amount of photos and videos we took. Maybe I might set a story there, we never know.

My Thoughts:

If I had to choose only one word to describe this romance, it would be "sweet". "Familiar Ties" is truly a sweet and heartwarming romance that centers around two little girls (Grace and Phoebe) who are best friends and the girls' parents who were connected by Phoebe's deceased mother.

Focusing on just seven days, this story alternates between past and present and paints a picture of how much Max loved his wife and how difficult his struggle has been to get to where he is now. Amy has always been a part of that - keeping him going and helping him out because she was his wife's best friend. As things progress naturally, there are some tough issues to face and one that could change everyone's life forever.

This book was quite captivating, but sometimes the characters seemed a bit too sweet and perfect. However, with that said, don't let that deter you, as it is truly a heartwarming book that is perfect for a summer read or for those days when you just want to get lost for a few hours.

About The Author:

Born and raised in London, England, Naya Nikki is a student who’s spent most of her life taming her creative streak through writing short stories. She’s signed her first contract with InkSpell Publishing to publish her first book “Familiar Ties.” The story follows the journey of two single parents whose daughters want nothing more than for them to become a happy family.

She is currently earning a degree in English with a minor in Creative Writing that will allow her to build her writing career. When she isn’t at the university, Naya loves nothing more than spending time with her parents and grandparents as well as meeting her friends for gossip sessions over some hot coco.

If you'd like to find out more about Naya Nikki, you can visit her website at:
and on Twitter at:!/NikkiNaya

I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher for this tour. I was not required to write a positive review, but instead, one that gives my honest opinion.

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