Rave Reviews Book Club’s Spotlight Author Tour Featuring Bernard Foong

I’m so excited to host fellow #RRBC and #RWISA author, Bernard Foong! He has quite a story to tell, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the following passage.

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How much of this book is based on my personal experiences or those of someone I know?

The Truth Will Set You Free is base entirely on my personal experiences. This book is a chapter from a larger volume from A Harem Boy’s Saga – II – Unbridled; a memoir by Young (a 5-book series). I took the liberty to change the actual locales and names, to protect their identities.


Book excerpt:

…After a series of invigorating dances with the party twins, I was ready to call it a night, but under Dorothy’s insistence, I stayed. Nobody at the party knew of my sexual inclinations except me. During a slow dance, Dorothy leaned her head against my chest. Although this intimate way of dancing was not new to me, I had no intention of leading my friend on. I tried to keep a polite distance. Dot, thought me shy and continued her aggressive approach. I had little choice but to go with the flow since she held me tight with no intention of letting me leave anytime soon. The moment arrived when her lips almost touched mine. She looked into my “eyes wide shut,” and expected romance to sparkle between us. I did not back away even though I did not feel the same as Dot. Since it was Valentine’s Day, I did not wish to upset her. I play-acted, as much as I could. In my mind, it was the correct thing to do. After all, I will be back to London in a week and would not be seeing my Malaysian friends for another year. To me, this was merely a moment in time to make my female friend feel good about herself.


Author Bio: Young alias Bernard Foong is, first and foremost, a sensitivist. He finds nuance in everything. To experience the world he inhabits is an adventure which is mystical, childlike and refreshing. He has a rare ability to create beauty in a unique fashion. His palettes have been material, paint, words and human experiences.

By Christine Maynard (screenwriter and novelist).

Foong just published A Harem Boy’s Saga – V – Metanoia; a memoir by Young – the final volume of his autobiographic five book series of Mr. Foong’s young life:

A Harem Boy’s Saga: A Memoir by Young.

This provocative story spanning 4 decades and 3 continents is about a boy who was sent to a very exclusive English boarding school in the 1960s where he was initiated into a clandestine sexual society and then spirited away to serve in wealthy and elite Middle Eastern harems .”

Ranked Internationally Best-Selling Author on amazon.com

A Harem Boy’s Saga – Book I – Initiation (a memoir by Young)

A Harem Boy’s Saga – Book II – Unbridled (sequel)

A Harem Boy’s Saga – Book III – Debauchery (3rd volume in the series))

A Harem Boy’s Saga – Book IV – Turpitude (4th volume in the series)

A Harem Boy’s Saga series is published by Solstice Publishing and is available in print and E-books internationally.

A Harem Boy’s Saga (series) – Film Option Agreement signed with a U.K. Film Production Company.

Book I – Initiation is currently in film production.

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Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope the rest of your week goes well and that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, however you choose to spend it.


  1. Vashti Q · February 20, 2019

    It’s great to see Bernard here, Rhani! Thanks for hosting! 😀 xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 28, 2019

      So sorry for the delay, Vashti. I’m glad you could drop by. 😀


  2. beemweeks · February 13, 2019

    Enjoy your time in the spotlight, Bernard.

    Thanks for hosting, Rhani!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 13, 2019

      Beem, thanks so much for stopping by. You are greatly appreciated, on so many levels! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Mary Adler · February 12, 2019

    I am intrigued by Christine Maynard’s lovely description of you, Bernard. Is anything happening with the film option? Nice to see you again, Rhani!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 13, 2019

      Thank you, Mary, and thanks for taking the time to stop by. 😀


  4. jinlobify · February 12, 2019

    Hi, Bernard, if your story is as sensitive as the one with Dorothy, I will love to read more of it. Thank you, Rhani, for hosting.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 12, 2019

      Thanks for stopping by, Joy. I hope your week is going well.


  5. Mark Schultz · February 12, 2019

    Thank you, Rhani, for hosting Bernard on his blog tour. Quite interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 12, 2019

      Hi, Mark, thanks for stopping by and for the reblog. It was great talking to you today, I’m glad you guys avoided #snowmagedon. Lol


  6. Mark Schultz · February 12, 2019

    Reblogged this on wordrefiner.


  7. D.L Finn, Author · February 12, 2019

    I have agree with Jan about the word sensitivist, and what it encompasses. Thanks for hosting Rhani.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 12, 2019

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Denise. I hope you’re having a great week so far.

      Liked by 1 person

      • D.L Finn, Author · February 13, 2019

        I am, thanks. Hope you are, too.

        Liked by 1 person

  8. rijanjks · February 12, 2019

    I love how Bernard is described as a sensitivist. That one word expresses so much. Love the excerpt! Thanks for hosting, Rhani!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Wendy Scott · February 12, 2019

    How apt it’s almost Valentine’s Day!

    Liked by 3 people

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