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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

heartbreaking moments & hilarious escapades - Nothing Is Predictable by Adalina Mae

"[B]oth an entertaining and a thought-provoking novel, due to the excellent writing skills of author Adalina Mae. While there are fun and humorous scenes, there are also difficult ones – similar to real life. [...] there is much substance within the book, filled with important life lessons. The ending is unforeseen, explaining some of the struggles of Zara’s life. [...] Well done!" Deborah, Goodreads


Published: April 2018

Zara is eight years old, her father, in a drunken rampage, accidentally shoots himself dead. 

Her childhood memories leave her struggling with romantic attachments and hinder her from developing healthy relationships.

Seeking answers, She meets a monk for wisdom and a gypsy for insight.

The journeys Adalina Mae takes us on are interspersed with heartbreaking moments as well as hilarious escapades.

This is life and nothing is predictable. The story keeps you on your toes and offers mysteries to solve:

Why does Zara have recurrent nightmares of her last night with her father?

Why does she struggle with love?


“Please, try your best, then when you are ready, come to the pavilion and find me. This discussion is not over. I need you to do this first, okay?” She stood up, nodded humbly, and started walking down the hill.

“Don’t forget, drop it like a sack of potatoes, and focus on your breathing!” she called back politely.

She wanted me to grasp the moment, and to focus on cultivating the art of a controlled mind, to increase wisdom and mental awareness. In return, that should give me the ability to focus on my childhood years with controlled thoughts that would no longer affect my emotions, if I learnt to have empathy and to forgive.

“Oh God, how on earth am I going to forgive? Okay, let’s try,” I mumbled to myself.

“Drop it like a sack of potatoes, drop it like a sack of potatoes, sack of potatoes, potatoes. Oh my God, I feel like French fries.” Clearly, meditating about the sack of potatoes wasn’t helping. I tried again, closed my eyes and began to focus on my breathing. Then I took myself back to my childhood years to try to find a way to forgive all that had happened to me. I failed endlessly with that task; a minute of silence seemed like an hour. I kept getting distracted, thinking about French fries and what bills I’d forgotten to pay.

About the author:
Adalina Mae is the author of Nothing Is Predictable.

After leaving the corporate world of management, she decided to pursue her lifelong passion to write.

She's also a lover of movies and hopes that her novels become a motion picture.

Adalina wrote Nothing Is Predictable to inspire optimism and positive thoughts, reminding us we are strong and can overcome life’s challenges. Particularly those who suffered childhood trauma like she has. She is determined to spread the message of forgiveness and love. Her life's incidents have taught her, that Nothing Is Predictable and Nothing Can Last Forever.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

Adalina Mae said...

Thank you for hosting

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing!

Ally Swanson said...

Terrific post! I really enjoyed reading it!

Debra Holloway said...

The cover of this book is very unique.

Bridgett wilbur said...

I just love your cover and I would love to read your book.