Feature: Meet Mya from I See London by Chanel Cleeton
Today as part of the tour hosted by Inkslinger Pr, we get to share a special Meet Mya post, along with an excerpt from Chanel Cleeton’s upcoming book, I See London. But before we do that, we’d like to tell you a bit about the book first. Enjoy! =^.^=
Meet Mya from I SEE LONDON
Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Mya. Mya plays a really special role in I SEE LONDON.
Maggie’s first day in London is incredibly overwhelming. It’s not just the start of her freshman year in college—it’s also her first day overseas in a brand new city where she doesn’t know anyone. She’s walked into a whole new world and when she meets Mya in the cafeteria, everything changes.
Mya is a sophomore at the International School. Originally from Nigeria, Mya has spent a lot of time in London as her dad works at the Nigerian Embassy. She has lived all over the world and loves to travel. She’s a regular on the London social scene and welcomes Maggie with open arms. She introduces Maggie to her friends and invites her on a magical night out on the town. She’s pretty much Maggie’s unofficial fairy godmother.
Mya is one of my favorite characters because she’s a loyal and amazing friend. She’s always there for Maggie and from the beginning she really helps her acclimate to life in a new city. Mya is also really easygoing and low drama—a rare quality at a school like the International School! She’s often the voice of reason and calm when crises erupt.
One of my favorite things about I SEE LONDON has been writing the various friendships throughout the book. The “triumvirate” as I like to think of them—Mya, Maggie, and Fleur—have such a fun friendship that includes nights out dancing, trips around Europe, sharing outfits, and shoulders to cry on.
Maggie and Mya have an easy friendship that develops almost instantly. Mya and Fleur have a different relationship. Fleur—Maggie’s roommate—is kind of a tough egg. In a lot of ways Fleur is Mya’s opposite—she’s high strung and difficult—but I love that Mya sees the best in her. They have a shared history from their boarding school days in Switzerland and Mya helps Maggie see a different side of Fleur.
Mya’s positivity really shines through the book and she always works to see the best in people. She really is a special character—her loyalty and generosity make her an amazing friend. We all need a friend like Mya! I can’t wait to share her with all of you.
What about you? What kind of qualities do you look for in friendships?
About the Author:
Originally a Florida girl, at seventeen Chanel moved to London to attend an international university. In the four years that followed, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, learned how to dance, travelled through Europe, and made lifelong friendships. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever. But fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, when an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves, swept her off her feet.
Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she is happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, puppy cuddles, and her fighter pilot husband. Harlequin (HQN) will release Chanel’s New Adult debut, I SEE LONDON, on February 3, 2014, followed by a sequel, LONDON FALLING, later in the year.
Chanel is giving away some awesome eBooks in celebration of this event! To be entered, simply click on the Rafflecopter link below: