Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

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Adel and Kamil, two young good looking Turkish men use arranged marriages as the ticket to immigrate to Canada. Betrayals, affairs, turn their lives into a Turkish soap opera.

Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2013 - adapted into feature film. Visit to watch online. More
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About Anne-Rae Vasquez

Anne-Rae Vasquez latest novel Reveal book 3 of the Among Us Trilogy will be released in February 2018. The latest novels RESIST and Doubt, Books 1 and 2 of the Among Us Trilogy is a Gold winner of the Readers' Favorite Book Awards. The Among Us Trilogy questions what is beyond the reality of this world and ties in different supernatural religious beliefs of God, Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, angels and demons apocalypse, spirituality and fantasy by mixing themes from shows like Fringe and Supernatural to create an end of the world religious paranormal mystery thriller.

Her previous novel Almost a Turkish Soap Opera was adapted into a screenplay and later produced into an award winning feature film and web series and was her directorial debut. Her other works include: Gathering Dust - a collection of poems, Salha's Secrets to Middle Eastern Cooking Cookbook and Teach Yourself Great Web Design in a Week, published by (a division of Macmillan Publishing).

In her parallel life, she hosts/produces Fiction Frenzy TV, a VLog channel featuring indie artists, authors, filmmakers and musicians. In addition to this, she freelances as a journalist for Blasting News (and previously Digital Journal) and manages a production department.

Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is an award winning feature film, and web series adapted from the novel that captures the turmoil of two young modern Turkish men trying to make a home in the West but finding their lives have turned into a Turkish soap opera. Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, an independent film by Sababa Emporium Productions and AR Films screened and won awards at film festivals and is available to view on Amazon Prime Video. The film reflects on how Turkish soap operas have become very popular in the Middle East and now in Europe and how the West has influenced the Middle Eastern culture. For details go to

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Review by: ZaldyF on Oct. 26, 2014 :
A plot of twists and turns.

Maybe my title is inadequate for this review, Honestly I am dumbfounded and can't think of a better title. This book has entertained me well enough to have the privilege of reading through it a second time.

As one of those living in a country where the nights are ruled by soap operas, "tele-seryes", drama shows and TV novels, I very, really, truly appreciate reading something as good as this. It refreshed my mind that every once in a while a good story does go on through the tube.

A nice start, a good mid story and a great ending. Unusually unique and I never thought of the epilogue would be the biggest twist of all. Very, very nice characters and the development of the main ones far exceeds those of other stories. They were built from the ground up to let readers know what really goes on inside their heads and hearts. The story which focused on just one of them (it seems) was a bigger and a much nicer story for all of them. Never had I enjoyed reading something from this genre before in my life of being a book worm. Classically modern, semi-educational, all entertaining and never a bother reading books like this. Truly a wonder. Kudos to the author for writing something as great as this.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

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