On Tour with Prism Book Tours
Elephants, Africa’s wild savannah and three best friends…
When attorney Maddie Corallis returns to Kenya to fight a humanitarian vs animal rights case, the last thing she expects is for her childhood friend, wildlife veterinarian Haki Odaba, to be the very man she’s up against. Loyal and protective, Haki would never turn his back on the elephants he’s devoted to saving, any more than Maddie could abandon the native tribes she’s come to protect. An impossible battle…but nothing compared to the fight they face when old feelings surface and the soul-deep connection they’ve always shared threatens the worst kind of betrayal…that of their dearest friend Pippa. The one Haki is expected to marry.
Denying their feelings is torture, but giving in is not an option. Not with the suffering it would cause. Besides, Maddie left Kenya once and she’ll be leaving again soon. An ocean, a case and a friend between them. Maybe love can’t always find a way…or can it?
Is Love Always Enough
Love, compassion, respect—take one look at the world today and it’s easy to see that we need more of all three. But how do we get everyone to agree that love, compassion and respect should transcend all boundaries. They shouldn’t be limited to a race or species…or to humanity vs the earth upon which we rely for life. Maybe if such boundaries and walls, built from fear, were crumbled, there wouldn’t be war or tragedy. Perhaps poverty, human and animal suffering, starvation and the threat of extinction of so many species, including elephants, rhinos and giraffes (and so many more) would be eradicated. We wouldn’t have to worry about the future of our children or our planet.
But life’s not that easy, is it? Part of the beauty of people is that we’re all individuals. Individuality is a gift, though it can come at a price when we’re unwilling to respect and listen to each other’s viewpoints. So, what do we do when faced with seemingly impossible choices? How do we choose one life over another? As a human race, do we focus on the present without learning from the past? Do we focus on saving our race at the expense of the land we rely on for life? It’s a Catch 22, for sure. What about humanitarian rights vs animal rights? Should love, compassion and respect have boundaries in those instances?
Those of you who have read books in my ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series know that the series includes anti-poaching/anti-ivory themes. Every Serengeti Sunrise takes that conflict to a new level with the hero and heroine finding themselves on opposite sides of a humanitarian vs animal rights case in Kenya. Both Haki, a wildlife vet, and Maddie, a lawyer, have valid, compassionate grounds on which to fight for their causes. Haki is passionate about preventing the brutal killing and potential extinction of elephants for ivory, even if it means increasing punishment against any Masai who collaborate with poachers out of desperation during the drought season. Maddie is determined to protect the rights and threatened culture of a unique tribal people who’ve suffered injustices for decades…forced into pockets of land and into an agricultural way of life that puts them in conflict with the elephants. Both are right. Only one can win. And in fighting this battle, they’re faced with yet another…the undeniable feelings they have for one another. Feelings that would betray their best friend. Impossible choices.
So, I have to ask…is love always enough? Despite life’s impossible challenges, I like to think it is. If anything, it plants a seed of hope and keeps our hearts open. What do you think?
Other Books in the Series
About the Author
National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website www.RulaSinara.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.
November 13th: Launch & Colorimetry
November 14th: Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
November 15th: Reading Is My SuperPower & Hearts & Scribbles
November 16th: Kimber Li’s Cowboy & Fairytale Book Reviews & Rockin’ Book Reviews
November 17th: Deal Sharing Aunt & Inside the Mind of an Avid Reader
November 20th: Backing Books & Book Lover in Florida
November 21st: Wishful Endings
November 22nd: Heidi Reads… & I Am A Reader
November 23rd: underneath the covers
November 24th: Becky on Books
November 25th: Grand Finale
Prize Pack #1: (one winner, U.S. residents only)
– A set of three, 15X15 in cotton canvas ‘From Kenya, With Love’ tote bags
– A handmade wooden ‘Believe’ star ornament
– A set of 3 plush wild animal TY Teeny Tys (great stocking stuffers!)
– An autographed copy of A Heartwarming Christmas Craft & Cookbook
– An autographed copy of After the Silence
– An autographed copy of Through the Storm
– Every Serengeti Sunrise bookmark
Prize Pack #2: (one winner, open to U.S. and International residents) Amazon Kindle (gifted) copies of The Promise of Rain and After the Silence (Winner may substitute a different backlist book by Rula Sinara, if one of the above titles is already owned. No other substitutions apply.)
Ends November 29th