Thursday, February 5, 2015

Variables of Love Blog Tour! (+$20 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Variables of Love
Author: M.K. Schiller
Series: N/A
Pages: 291
Date Published: September 16th, 2014
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Format: Paperback
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Synopsis:
Meena Kapoor knows what life has in store for her. She’s in her senior year at Stanford where she’ll graduate summa cum laude, and then she'll begin her interviews…her marriage interviews. Meena is Indian, and she’s never questioned that she’ll have an arranged marriage like all the generations before her. Not until she meets gorgeous math major Ethan Callahan. Ethan’s sense of humor and free spirit stir feelings in Meena she didn’t know were possible outside of Bollywood movies. It doesn’t hurt that he’s charming and has the uncanny ability to make math sound like poetry, but Meena knows their equation makes no sense in the real world.

Ethan finds himself intrigued by the mysterious, beautiful girl, whose big, brown eyes reflect great pain. His goals are small at first—to make her smile and then to laugh. But he soon wants more, and though Meena is adamant they have no future, he convinces her to share the present. Ethan believes every problem has a solution, but with cultural expectations and family duty among the variables, they will struggle to solve the ultimate equation to find happiness.
~Guest Post!~
Variables of Love is a very personal story for me. It’s what happens when cultural expectations and personal convictions collide. I’ve borrowed from my own life experiences and culture to create this novel. It’s a story I’ve wanted to tell for some time, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to share it.

In my mind, there is no greater story than a love story. Variables of Love is a new adult, multicultural love story about a girl struggling with her plans for an arranged marriage and the hot as sin math major that takes her breath away.

Meena has a tragic past that’s made her resilient and cold too. She’s content to live in her shell, laughing occasionally with her two best friends, Raj and Rachel. When she literally collides into gorgeous, math major, Ethan Callahan, on her way to class, her world slowly begins to crack, layer by layer, until the inevitable crash happens.

I’m not sure what the variables of love are for everyone, but for Meena and Ethan they include the following: a strong friendship, Lots of laughter, angst, a bit of heartache, and sexy times. There is that saying love can conquer all. In this case, both characters learn that you can fall in love with someone who holds different beliefs than you. That bonds and promises are two different things. And mostly, that those annoying detours on the road can become the most important journeys we take.

In this book all the characters struggle with finding themselves and standing out from the definitions that others have placed on them. I think that the world is changing and yet, people still have preconceived expectations in finding a mate. This book explores some of those principals. After all, the best part of falling in love is the actual fall. In that descent, we learn so much about ourselves. Hope you’ll check out the book, enjoy the fall, and let me know what you think.
~Try an Excerpt!~
“You’re a math major, so you understand the importance of balance. Every equation has to equal out, and we don’t. Not on any level. We don’t fit. Not as anything. Not even friends. Do you understand?”

Ethan’s eyes lit up, and his sexy lips curled in a playful smile. “I can’t lie. You’re turning me on something fierce with that math analogy, especially one so Euclidean in nature. Honestly though, I can’t say I understand since correlation does not equal causation. If anything, mathematics provides logic for my argument.”

“How so?”

“A and B are different variables, but together they always equal C, right? A and B are rarely equal. You’re implying that you and I are on opposite sides of the equation, but we’re not. We are both on the same side, working toward C. C represents the culmination of our friendship. But Meena, if we’re not friends, then we’ll never find C, will we? Don’t you want to solve for C?” He held out his hands in some sort of invitation to me. It was so adorably sexy I almost forgot my point. He is actually turning me on…with math.

I shouldn’t have brought up math to a math major. “Sometimes C has no solution.”

“Every problem has a solution.”
~Meet M.K. Schiller!~ 
I am a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. I have a full time life and two busy teenagers, but in the dark of night, I sit by the warm glow of my computer monitor, reading or writing, usually with some tasty Italian…the food that is!

I started imagining stories in my head at a very young age. In fact, I got so good at it that friends asked me to create plots featuring them as the heroine and the object of their affection as the hero. You've heard of fan fiction... this was friend fiction.

I hope you enjoy my stories and always find The Happily Ever After in every endeavor. I love hearing from readers so please write to me! 
Author sites 
Website – http://www.mkschillerauthor.com/
FB author page - https://www.facebook.com/MKSchillerauthor?ref_type=bookmark 
FB personal Page - https://www.facebook.com/mk.schiller 
Amazon Author page - http://www.amazon.com/MK-Schiller/e/B00FE0FGDM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1407492789&sr=8-1
Twitter – @MKSchiller

Goodreads author page - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7223625.M_K_Schiller
The author will be awarding three separate prizes: a $20 Amazon or B/N GC, a $10 Amazon or B/N GC and an ecopy of Variables of Love, to the randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

13 comments:

  1. thank you for the excerpt, i enjoyed reading it :)

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  2. I enjoyed reading your guest post today.

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  3. I like the idea of "friend fiction". Sounds wonderful. You are blessed!

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  4. Thanks for the great review and excerpt!

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  5. Thanks for the great review and excerpt!

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  6. This is a sweet but sad story. I hope it has a HEA.

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  7. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. I love the excerpt. Sounds like a great book

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