• Sun. Jan 23rd, 2022

Torn Together by Emlyn Chand Giveaway (for you) and Eye Candy (for me)

So Wow. My bud Emlyn Chand (she let’s me call her Em), wrote a book called Torn Together.  It’s a love story, of sorts that will make you laugh, cry, and smash up things.

Torn Tour Badge

What’s that? What’s all the smashing things up bit? Well, I’d tell you, but then I’d be a SPOILER and I hate that, so I won’t tell you that bit.  What I will tell you, however, is that our heroine, Daly (pronounced tally) is a young woman struggling to figure out her life: her boyfriend dumps her, she’s struggling to get a portfolio together for an art school application, and her mom is as distant as a stranger.

Lucky for us Daly meets a young Indian fellow named Kashi Malhotra.  Chand describes Kashi as a man with buttery, sandy skin. Kashi has a sense of humor and a positive outlook on life that benefits Daly.  Here’s how I pictured Kashi in my mind’s eye:


This is Ravi Patel.  Thanks to IMDB for introducing me to him.  Our Kashi would have longer hair which would bring out his curls, but I imagine his face to be friendly like this guy.

I had to chose this guy here:

Sunil Malhotrra

Simply because his last name is Malhotra.  He ain’t to hard on the eyes, either.  You’re welcome for the eye candy.

While we’re on the subject of India, lets talk about its food, huh? Much Indian food is consumed in Torn Together and my mouth watered the whole time.  One of the yummy meals featured is palak paneer.

palak paneer

Palak Paneer contains dairy, so it’s not something I can eat, but although I consider myself a gourmand, I’ve not tasted it, but anything that has curry in it is OK with me! I especially love my naan; which I eat with honey in the morning with my coffee.

So now I’ve filled your eyes and your belly, let’s fill your wallet, eh? Read below for how that’s gonna happen:



About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!

About the book: Life, love, and an unforgettable trip to India–readers call “Torn Together” an emotional roller coaster ride. What’s all the fuss about? Grab your mother, daughter, sister, or closest friend, and get reading. Make sure to keep a box of Kleenex handy! Get Torn Together through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo Books.

About the author: Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children’s book series and is beginning to dabble in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit EmlynChand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky! Connect with Emlyn on her website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.

About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or an autographed copy of Torn Together! Here’s what you need to do…

  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog.

That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the first gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Torn Together tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!


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15 thoughts on “Torn Together by Emlyn Chand Giveaway (for you) and Eye Candy (for me)”
  1. This made me drool… both over the guys and the palak paneer! LOL

    Thanks for featuring TORN TOGETHER for the tour.

  2. Ha, I love this review, Pam! And you’re really close on the guys you chose for Kashi. I was actually thinking of Ahbishek Bachchan. And if you want a really nummy Indian guy, do a Google images search for John Abraham. Back when I was working on my first draft of Torn Together (and it was still called “The Iron Pillar+), I made a movie poster with the actors I’d choose for each role. I had Daly as Anna Paquin. Laine as Michelle Pfeiffer. Meghann as Dakota Fanning. And Daly’s father as an aged Luke Wilson. I had a whole Indian cast too, including Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan (the Kashi actor’s real-life parents who are also actors), Kajol, Ranee Mukherjee and Salman Khan, and Ashwariya Rai (the Kashi actor’s wife to play his sister, because I am evil like that).

    I should also mention that I’ve experimented with a lot of Indian dishes to make them healthier and have created a vegan version of palak paneer. Tofu actually works as a pretty good substitute for the palak!

    Okay, that was a crazy long comment. Would you do me a favor and cross-post your super cool review to Amazon. Muah, muah, muah <3

    Em 😀

    1. i love Ashwariya Rai but i cant go with all your other suggestions. What does John Abraham have to do with the Indian subcontinent? oh wait, i was looking at the football player not the Indian guy, NM, YUMPASTIC! i’m thinking the mom from Elf for Laine; Michelle Pfeiffer is played out and unbelieveable as a mom.

      Anyway, do share the non dairy paneer recipe, and we’ll have Indian night!!

  3. oh, I just wrote a really long comment. Please tell me it went through!

  4. Crap, it didn’t go through, and after I spelled all those hard Indian names!

    Okay, first off love your review! And you are really close with the guys you chose to be Kashi. I was actually thinking of Ahbishek Bachchan when I described his appearance. If you want some really hot Indian numminess, Google image search John Abraham <3

    Back when I was working on the the first draft of Torn Together, I actually created a movie poster with all the actors I saw in the roles. This included Anna Paquin as Daly, Michelle Pfieffer as Lane, Dakota Fanning as Meghann, an aged Luke Wilson as the deceased Oliver, and a whole slew of characters for the Indian side too. The Indian crew included the Kashi actor's real-life parents–Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as his wife in the role of work-obsessed Jaya–Ashwariya Rai, and then Kajol and Rani Mukherjee to play the other two.

    Now onto the palak paneer. I've done a lot of experimenting with Indian cuisine and have made a pretty decent vegan version in the past. Believe it or not, tofu is a great/healthy substitute for paneer.

    I've practically written a blog post here (twice now). Anyway, thanks so much for being on my tour, and if you'd cross-post your awesome-sauce review to Amazon, that would be the best thing ever!

    Em 🙂

  5. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Eye candy, food & great reading – it does not get any better.

  7. I don’t know who that is in the picture that turned up on my comment!!!

  8. What a great review, I love your style. I like the tie-in of the food and the scent-memory connected to pictures of Indian food. It sets the atmosphere wonderfully!

    1. thanks. i think food and reading will always be connections for me!

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