Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Distant Short by Mariam Kobras

Read my interview with Mariam Kobras HERE


The world of fame and fortune is always a fascinating topic. What girl doesn’t love the idea of being whisked away from her life to trot around the world with a gorgeous famous singer loved by millions? And then who wouldn’t want to discover sixteen years later that said singer is still besotted with you even though you have run away from him carrying a secret.
Well the protagonist of The Distant Shore, Naomi is the one girl who chose to walk away from Jonathon Stone, famous singer, and he doesn’t know why.

The Distant Shore opens with Jon, now in his forties, but still confident and gorgeous as ever, receiving a letter from an unknown teenage son, born to Naomi the woman he has never forgotten.  He immediately sets out to meet his son and confront Naomi and beg her to take him back.  In all these years, he has never managed to understand her sudden departure.

When he sets out for an isolated fishing village in Norway, where she is managing a hotel, he is desperate to see Naomi again, as much as he fears her rejection of him. What follows is a tussle between two passionate people who are so afraid of losing love again that their fears may doom them to forever live apart. And it’s this tussle that provides the high romance and passion in the book.   There are also shadowy secrets Naomi is determined never to reveal to Jon that also haunt their rekindled love.
The Distant Shore is a window into the rock world and all the craziness therein.  Mariam has populated her book with characters and scenarios that test her two protagonist’s love for one another as they travel around the world in support of Jon’s career, at a cost they will only discover much later.  We all want to peek behind that showbiz curtain and this story is packed right up until the last page with dramas, steamy love scenes and even assassins.

If you enjoy your books romantic and filled with longing and angst, then grab yourself a coffee, and a box of chocolates and curl up in bed for the weekend with this book.

This is a debut novel for Mariam Kobras and there are two follow books in the trilogy to come.  So, there is no need to worry as you near the end of the book, the next installment will be released later in the year.

If you want to know more about Mariam, CLICK HERE to read my interview with her.

Read a sample of the “The Distant Shore” and learn more about its author at her publisher’s website, CLICK HERE

Purchase The Distant Shore online from Amazon


This was the sixteenth and LAST stop on Mariam’s The Distant Shore “Love is in the Air” Blog Hop & Giveaway. We hope you enjoyed this and all the stops along the way.
Buddhapuss Ink is giving away copies of Mariam’s book, along with some pretty terrific (and very romantic) gifts, as we count down to that most romantic day of the year—Valentine’s Day!
Want to enter the giveaway? There’s still time! Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM ET tonight – 2/13! Leave a comment for this post for one entry. We also encourage you to “Like” this blog and follow it! Tweet a link to this blog including the hashtag #TDSBlogHop for another chance to win.

Want more chances to win? CLICK HERE for all the info!


  1. Wow thank you, Susan! What a wonderful review!

    1. Mariam, you are welcome. Its my pleasure. Look forward to your next book. :)

  2. Lovely review. I've really enjoyed your blog hop, Mariam!

    1. Thank you, Johanna! It's been a lark! :)

    2. Thanks Johanna for stopping by and your kind words. Glad you followed Mariam around. I like the idea of touring without getting off your chair. LOL. Sure sounds like fun Mariam.