Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mian Mohsin Zia

ONCE : Ask Me Anything, Not Love

By Mian Mohsin Zia

Book Description:

What would you do if you hurt the woman you loved beyond what is in human nature to forgive? That is the problem that Morkel has to overcome.

As the celebrated author, 'M---, No Time for Love', Morkel has vowed to never write a love story, or a story with a female protagonist. A staunch bachelor, Morkel is set in his ways; he has vowed to never fall in love. However, during a holiday in Kiev Morkel meets a 'person of interest'; someone who will change his life forever. Though, as his name suggests, he still has 'no time for love'.

Unfortunately, as he is about to learn, love has time for him and it has come knocking at the door of his heart. Will he open the door or ignore the knocking? Will he abandon the title he has worked so hard to create, and, by so doing, forge for himself a new title and destiny?

How long can love wait for Morkel?

How long will Morkel wait for love?

Book Trailer


"ONCE--- a potential diamond in the dust. This second novel by Mian Mohsin Zia mixes elements of attraction, obsession, selfishness, control and sacrifice in what is 'almost' a compelling multi-level riff on the entire love story genre. Mian Mohsin Zia is an author with future. His talent is authentic, his bright future. This could be a rear jerker movie...and Zia could evolve into a John Fowles. Add this book to your library and follow Zia's career." BURL BARER (Edgar Award Winner and New York Times Best-Selling Author, USA

"This novel will leave you wanting a sequel as this love story must continue. Mian Moshin Zia writes from the heart. As the story is peppered with poetry you will find yourself returning to read them again and again." READERS FAVORITE

"A different kind of love story - riveting. The reader is transported on an emotional journey. There were several lessons I learned from this very enjoyable tale. 1. Unconditionally supportive friendships need to be valued and appreciated. 2. A person should not hide behind the facade of who he or she is supposed to be, based on who they always have been. 3. We need to be open to experience the full depth of our feelings and to be honest in our emotions. 4. When true love does come into our life, we need to recognize it for what it is and go for it. Mian did a nice job in character development. I liked his characters, and, more importantly, I cared what happened to them. It was certainly worth the read." LISA RYAN (Author, Keynote Speaker, Professional member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International, Chief Appreciation Strategist, Grategy; The Upside of Down Times: Discovering the Power of Gratitude and With Excellence; featured gratitude expert in "The Keeper of the Keys" and "The Gratitude Experiment" documentaries, USA)

"It was truly an amazing novel, that described the reality experience in a way that no other author has done. A book that shows us the reality of relationships and that not every relationship is a happily ever after tale. A Must-Read Book." PAULA PHILLIPS (Professional Book Reviewer, New Zealand)

"The timeless message of seizing the day, delivered with an interesting twist. Raw, emotional, detailed and well paced, ONCE is a relatively fast read that packs a powerful message into an interesting, paradoxical tale. Meaningful, surprise twists in ONCE make for a more interesting, thought provoking read. I enjoyed this story and the bittersweet afterthoughts it left me with." ELLEN DuBOIS (Author, USA)

"Best Love Story Ever! Once - Ask Me Anything, Not Love is not your traditional love story. There is a very spiritual message here not only for the characters but also for the reader. This novel will leave you wanting a sequel as this love story must continue. Mian Moshin Zia writes from the heart. This was very easy to follow and the way the characters are portrayed are very believable. Mian knows how to put his feelings to words and his words of a desperate man in love will cut to the bone. As the story is peppered with poetry you will find yourself returning to read them again and again." LORRAINE CAREY (Author, Children's Literature Specialist and Teacher-Cayman Islands)

"I found the book, ONCE-----Ask Me Anything Not Love, to be very enjoyable and heartbreaking story at the same time to read. It is a story that stays with you long after you have finsihed reading it. I loved the style and voice of the author. The use of poems made the story even more believable and heartfelt for me as a reader. I felt his pain and heartache through the entire story. It is obvious that MIAN has done amazing amount of research on this book. The use of poems and artwork make the book unique and therefore amke others want to read." JAMIE MARTIN (Book Critique-USA)

"Interesting Read. When a novelist becomes self-indulgent, dashing to bits the heart of
another, you get ONCE. The poetry is beautifully crafted, and the relationship between father and daughter is endearing."DEENA REMIEL (Governor's Teacher Recognition Award Winner-Gilbert, AZ, USA)

"Just the second thing which came from his pen and it is a marvel. The whole saga is full of ups and downs which binds the reader to stick into it and find what comes next. It's just not
an art to write the book but a detailed work where the descriptions are given of various people and places throughout the book giving it a real story look that happened with the protagonist and MIAN did his job in a 'Perfect way'. A well written and well phrased story with a touching end. A must for 'Book lovers' and 'Lovers'. Waiting for your next venture eagerly." RUBY SODHI (Chartered Accountant-INDIA)

"ONCE is a great story full of characters that easily earn a place in your heart. It has a surprising protagonist and an unexpected ending which keep it fresh and entertaining page after page. It relates to the deepest aspects of the human heart and explores issues which are easy to relate to but rarely explored. I especially enjoyed the poems that grace the pages of ONCE and are all original and beautifully written. I would recommend ONCE for everyone and will be awaiting new releases from Mian Mohsin Zia with anticipation from now on." JESSICA McKAMEY (Avid Book Reader, USA)

"This was an interesting read. I really enjoyed the descriptions of Kiev, someplace that I know I will never visit. Seeing through Morkel's eyes the first stirrings of love is unique. Enjoyed the minor characters and reading their advice. This book shows that not every love story has to have a traditional happy ending. There are different endings for everyone." ELLEN HOGAN (Avid Book Reader, USA)

"ONCE, was a surprisingly deep read. I was reminded as a Catholic, how GOD intends for us to love others. Mian encompasses characters from so many different worlds, different faiths, different emotional backgrounds, that it makes for a brilliant tapestry of human interaction. I agree with the reviewer who noted what a wonderful movie this would make. This book will 
surpass its already well established fan base. Read it, soak it in. His career is sure to go upwards from here." J.S. CHANCELLOR aka Breanne Braddy (American Author)

"I read this most beautiful book. I had planned to fast read this book but could not for each word had meaning and flowed one into the other. I understood the characters they were well c
rafted. I felt the emotion of the journey; I cried for the lost love that they both felt but I also cheered at the new lives that were shaped from their losses. This book talks about GOD and our everyday lives, how prayers are answered maybe not how we want them, HIS will not ours be done. We all live in the real world and this is a real book enjoy the read my friends ... hugs." LINDA A. SCOTT (Gifts of Dawn)

"'Apt title'. This book is aptly titled because the protagonist in it knows nothing of love, which becomes his downfall. He believes he can live a life without a female companion, as well as a female in the books he writes. There is a Christian slant to the book, but it is positive and subtle. This would be a good read for anyone who likes to realize that we don't know what we've got till it's gone. There is a strong message of this here." JULIE ACHTERHOFF (American Author)

"ENGAGING READ, 'ONCE : ASK ME ANYTHING, NOT LOVE' by Author Mian Mohsin Zia is a journey of one man's struggle to find love. The sites of Kiev and the Ukrainian people come alive in this lively tale. Morkel's visit to unknown funerals and weddings was  interesting and often amusing. Maya was refreshing and likable. An enjoyable read by a talented author." TAMERA E LAWRENCE (Award Winning Author-Pennsylvania, USA)

"A Unique Read! ONCE - Ask Me Anything, Not Love is written a unique style. I would have to say it is innocent, straightforward, and thought provoking. The author grabbed my heart. The story is very, very touching." PHOENIX (Author, USA)

"A love story like no other. A class of its own! This is one of those reads that will stick with
me for a very long time. I finished it yesterday and I have been thinking about it all day. Wow, what a storyteller Zia is. This story just pulled at me and didn't let go. I was bouncing all over the place on what to give this. I won't lie, I had tears in my eyes.

I don't want to give away anything, but this book truly blew me away. It was just so powerful and enlightening. The emotions that went through me reading this were so overwhelming and heart wrenching. There were times I had to stop and take a breather a time or two. This isn't your everyday contemporary romance. It belongs in a class of its own. The ending is so emotionally draining and I know not everything can be tied up into a perfect little bow, but dammit, I shall beg for a sequel. I don't think this review did this book justice. You just have to read this for yourself. Truly incredible." DIANA @Offbeat Vagabond (Avid Book Reader and Reviewer, USA)

"Powerful! Words are to the literary novelist and poet, what color is to a master painter, or notes to a gifted composer. Zia packs a lifetime of love, loss, melancholy, and forgiveness in 142 pages of masterful prose written in first person. He includes three poems to earmark and reread for themselves. I have only felt the undercurrents of such powerful depths in today's words of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Khalid Hosseini.

Zia's novel portends much for his honor of Allah and his country, Pakistan. I believe that the combination of the power of faith and the uncertainty of a homeland in the currents of change may be the gristmill that produces such true and profound works. This is a book or 
E-book to place where it can be read over and over and over again, for each time there will be something new to discover and savor, whether you read it in English or in Russian." JORJA DAVIS (Professional Book Reviewer, USA)

"A Talented Author! When I started reading Once, I could not put it down. I found it to be a powerful religious love story and one that begs to have a sequel. And as the book unfolded, I started seeing it as a movie, perhaps one made for the Lifetime Movie Network. New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Burl Barer stated, 'Mian is an author with a future -- hopefully one with a mainstream publishing house.' And I concur." CYNTHIA A. HARRIS aka Black Lilac Kitty (Book Reviewer and Blogger, USA)

"5 Star Review! This novel is completely different from anything I have ever read or expect
to read in this genre. Not to say there is anything wrong with the novel at all. It was edited very well and precise in writing style. It is not an “Americanized” love story at all! I was taken aback. It was sort of like watching an independent film with a different writing style and a very pure, innocent love story.

I did enjoy “Once---Ask Me Anything, Not Love” because it was different… Totally different! Don’t kid yourself thinking that this is just a romance, it is a sophisticated and complicated story which uses God as the focus. I have to give the Author, Mian Moshin Zia a five stars for “Once---Ask Me Anything, Not Love” is truly unique." EMILY GUIDO (Author, USA)

Author Bio:

Mian Mohsin Zia aka "M I A N---No Time for Love" is a brilliant, humble and dedicated author obsessed with writing great books.

He is an Internationally acclaimed Pakistani author and his books have been rated 4 and 5 stars on Amazon and other sales channels. He has set new trends worldwide in novel writing with his books.

New York Times bestseller & Edgar Award winner author Mr. Burl Barer refers to Mian Mohsin Zia as "the brightest light on Pakistan's new literary horizon."

For more visit Mian’s website: www.mianmohsinzia.com

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