Tuesday, December 27, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: SHADOW IN THE MIRROR BY DEEPTI MENON

Name of the Book: Shadow in the Mirror
Author: Deepti Menon
Rating: 4 Stars

The Begining...



'Shadow in the Mirror' has the quality to draw in the reader. It will suck you in with the opening scene where a girl commits suicide. At the cost of sounding morbid, I must say that Ms. Menon has done a wonderful job in ..err... killing her. The description of a girl falling down to the flow of her thoughts during her last moment has been beautifully penned. 


"The descent seemed unending and with a sinking feeling, she sensed the ground speeding up to receive her. Soon it would all be over, her life and that of the tiny one she carried within her. Her last, surprisingly calm thought was that of the man she loved, her husband who worshiped her."
​This will also attach you to the victim throughout the story. Even as you wade through the mystery and the influx of characters, Nita will never leave your side. She is one powerful character, even in her absence. 
The Characters:

Ms. Menon, like a true artist of the thriller genre, has weaved a tapestry of characters. Each taking the story a bit further. And here lies my one peeve. Till the Chapter Friends and Rival, I was lost to the world of Nita, Krish, and Aunty. I could feel my heartbeat quickening for I knew disaster would strike anytime and I wanted to get to the moment, to feel the fear that Nita was feeling. And then, suddenly in the above-mentioned chapter, Vinny and Roma are introduced. In stories, which follow the art of foreshadowing, one of the biggest problem I find, is the introduction of characters that don't go till the end. I read and re-read this story twice, just to make sure, but I could not for the world understand what one of the characters was doing in this book. Cannot give out the spoiler even though I am burning to do so. You can see how much this book has affected me. I was romancing the killer, the plot and then suddenly like an abandoned wife, I have to wait for the story to reach its full circle. This I object to as a reader.

The Plot:
Is gripping.  Deepti Menon can write. There is no doubt about the way she creates her characters. The fear factor and the senility in few of the characters have been brought out so well, that I had goosebump moments.  I could almost hear the crackling laughter and the way the title of the story has been introduced in the middle has an 'aha' moment. If I am not mistaken in my analysis, it's the two main characters walking towards each other, after many incidents occur in their life. And I am even awed at the fact that whom I thought to be the main character, is just a past in our hero's life. This Ms. Menon has done full justice to.

Thriller, Mystery, and Ambiguity...

Like many thriller writers, to keep the readers guessing, often one falls prey to unnecessary subplots. Here too has been the case. At least the subplot of Roma and Meghana and Rohit puzzled me. So though the mystery element did not work for me, the thriller did. You have got to read this book till the end to actually grasp the full essence of this story. One thing I can truly say, that there is no ambiguous ending to this story and for that I am grateful. My peanut brain could not take that after the roller coaster ride I had to go through to reach the cause of death of Nita.  :P

​Would I recommend this book:
For the beautiful language and characterization of the villain, this book is definitely worth a read. 

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Monday, December 19, 2016

TALES FROM AMRITA’S WONDER HOUSE: FASHION SHOW OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN


Confidence and glamour gave colours to the dazzling young stars who walked on the ramp sporting Manas’ exclusive ‘gamcha’ collection. Red, blue, green... their legs moved with the music, their eyes sparkled in the dark auditorium of Vidya Mandir. The stage of SMAYAN boasted of the 6 young models of Wonder House, a unit of the NGO, Transcendent Knowledge Society, founded by Dr. Amrita Roy Chowdhury. They were just beyond perfect; their presence and participation unlocked the door of hope for each and everyone working with autistic people.

‘I never say autism is a disorder,’ Amrita warns me as I watch their practice on Monday morning. ‘Autistic children are talented. Very few people care to understand them.’

‘We didn’t win the competition but we won hearts,’ Amrita’s happiness overpowered the challenges she, her kids and her team members face to help these autistic children become a part of the mainstream society.

SMAYAN is an event conducted by Sushila Birla at Kolkata with the aim to promote inclusion and equality of rights to education of every child. On the 13th of December, 2016, Amrita’s kids participated in the fashion show which was dominated by groups older than her. They were the only group of autistic children competing against a lot older people with Down syndrome and pro-learners.

The kids walked as professional models responding to the hard work they themselves and their caregivers have invested in this fashion show. When endowing socialization skill is one of the toughest challenges the caregivers face, Amrita prepares her students with love, care and diligence. The kids ( 5 boys and a girl) were accompanied by ‘shadow teachers’ and made themselves indistinguishable from any non-autistic person with their steps, their flamboyance and their rhythm.

‘It makes me feel proud when I say they made direct eye contact,’ Amrita beams, ‘ because making direct eye contact is one of the primary challenges faced by autistic children. For some of them, this was their first performance and they were amazing.'



Yes, the kids were amazing and the pictures speak for them.Their presence dominated the hearts of the audience challenging the very notion of isolating the autistic children.


Inspiring words from judges, their appraisals added energy to Amrita’s hopes. She started her NGO two years back in January 2015 with the vision and mission to ‘enhance their skills through different expressive therapies, soft skill training and independent living skills’. 


Participating in SMAYAN helped the whole team learn and experience. Each and every autistic child is unique and there’s no ‘the’ way to take care of them, to help them. 


My conversations with Amrita enlightened me of the variegated flowers of the human spectrum I was completely unaware of. For any person who has no prior knowledge of autism, this will seem something different and sometimes, this perception is also misguided by our stereotypical outlook. But one has to learn without any bias. It’s like breaking away from your orbit and letting yourself explore the world without equating any planet or star with respect to something else. It’s about exploring and understanding. It’s about growing with these children and understanding them, it’s about understanding the society with them, for them. 


‘We got 1 month to train ourselves and I am extremely grateful to everyone who helped me,’ says Amrita.’ I am really thankful to Minakshi Nag, our dance movement therapist and Manas our designer. Both of them volunteered to help me. It would not have been possible without them.’
The journey has just begun for each and every one of us. Amrita, who is the Director of her NGO has already started planning to build a ‘group home’ for her children to give them a supported living.

The story doesn’t end here. Rather words are left to age with these young children and our experiences as we see the world with all its marvels. The vibrancy, the response, the acceptance make me believe in a better future when the world is affronted by greed, hatred and lust. Very few people in India are sensitized. Very few parents in India come out in public with their autistic children. Very few people have dared to work for these autistic children. And some have. Amrita has already created the dialogue. Now, it’s time for us to continue the conversation together, weaving the stories of this wonderful spectrum.



Author Bio: Aparajita Dutta is a writer, translator, social activist and a  research scholar 
( M.Phil, Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University). She is the contributing author of Tell Me a Story, published by Penguin India. She has written for other books and  
magazines as well.  Her interests are gender rights, football, food and travel. Samples of her writing can be found in her blog : www.crystallasia.wordpress.com.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Schedule: Shadowed Promise by Sunanda Chatterjee



Your Name :Type of post :Date of Post
Inderpreet UppalSpotlight 12/17/2016
Rohan KachaliaSpotlight 12/18/2016
Rubina RameshSpotlight 12/19/2016
artiSpotlight12/20/2016
aparnaReview12/20/2016
Paulami Dutta GuptaReview12/20/2016
Shilpa GargReview12/20/2016
Rubina RameshGuestPost 12/20/2016
Devika FernandoSpotlight12/21/2016
artiReview12/21/2016
Rohan KachaliaReview12/21/2016
Sundari VenkatramanReview12/21/2016
Nilima MohiteSpotlight12/22/2016
Inderpreet UppalReview12/22/2016
Rubina RameshReview12/22/2016
Rubina RameshInterview12/22/2016
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Nilima MohiteReview12/23/2016
Ruchira KhannaReview12/23/2016
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Lata SunilSpotlight12/23/2016
Devika FernandoSpotlight12/23/2016
BhavyaSpotlight 12/23/2016
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Blog Tour: SHADOWED PROMISE by Sunanda Chatterjee


SHADOWED PROMISE
From riots in Bombay to the riches of Beverly hills...
by
Sunanda Chatterjee



Blurb

Moyna’s cousin panted at the doorway, heavy with child. “Who did this to you?” her father shouted. And Moyna knew that somehow she would be blamed for this unspeakable shame on the family. Her aunt blamed her for all the tragedies, from the death of Moyna’s own parents to the riots in Bombay. But, as her cousin lay dying of stab wounds, Moyna promised to protect the baby.

In a panic, eighteen-year-old Moyna made a hasty decision that would return to haunt her years later. 

Bullied as a child, Sameer wants to make the world a safer place.  He has spurned a cushy career in his father’s law firm for public service. Sameer is drawn to the mysterious Moyna when they meet in Los Angeles. The attraction seems mutual, but Moyna remains cautious and secretive about her past, insulating herself from love to protect others from her unlucky curse.

At the cusp of political victory, Sameer faces increasing gun violence and death threats leading to an FBI investigation. But his greatest challenge comes when a shadow from Moyna’s past threatens to destroy their future.

What hope do they have with the media hungering for a scandal?

A story of friendship, redemption, and forgiveness, “Shadowed Promise” is a journey from blind faith to triumphant love.


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Sameer chased after Moyna as she opened the side-door to the stairwell. When the door nearly swung shut, he stuck in his foot and opened it again. She had already reached the landing, so he took the stairs two at a time. “Moyna, I wanted to say congratulations!”
Her face glowed in the cardinal and gold graduation gown. A low pony swung below the cap, the tassels of which hung at her cheek. She looked happy. She smiled at him, for a moment, without holding back. Her smile was dazzling in its brilliance. Why didn’t she smile more?
She said, “Was that all you wanted?”
He grinned. You have no idea what I want! “I was thinking… now that you’ve graduated, maybe we can take this to the next level.”
She stared at him. “Sameer, I have a lot of baggage. There are things about my past… I can never tell you.”
“I don’t care about the past. I want to know if there’s any hope of a future for us.”
She sighed, a sorrowful, regretful sigh that turned his heart cold, as if she had slapped him on his face. She would never let him into her heart. But she said, “You’ll never be satisfied with what I can offer.”
You’ve offered me nothing before! He put his arm around her waist and pulled her close. “As long as you’re giving me all you can offer. Moyna, you have no idea what you make me feel. Just be with me. With time, you’ll trust me enough to let me into that wonderful heart of yours.”
She stared with those hypnotic eyes. Her lip trembled a little. And he had no doubt she felt the same way. He drew her closer, held her face, and pressed his lips to hers, as her cap fell to the floor.
Her lips felt petal soft against his, her arms on his back felt like chains from which he never wanted freedom. His hands roved over her neck and back and came to rest on her hips. The smell of her perfume, her breath, the feel of her skin against his, intoxicated him.
Above and below them, footsteps of students echoed in the stairwell. He hungered for breath, but couldn’t let go. She seemed to melt in his arms as she clung to him, teasing his hair, and raking his back.
When she pulled away, he wondered what year it was.
She was panting.
He watched his reflection dance in her eyes and it felt so right. That’s all he wanted. Her image in his eyes, and his in hers. Nothing else mattered. “I … I think I’m in love with you.”
He felt her stiffen as she took a step back. Did I say something wrong? Her expression was inexplicable. Her lips trembled, her eyes moistened, and it seemed that every fiber of her body wanted to be with him.
And yet he heard her saying, “I can’t do this!” She turned away and darted down the corridor toward her room.
He chased after her and grabbed her wrist. “I don’t understand. Is there someone else?”
She whirled around to face him, eyes wild with panic. “What? Yes. Yes, there’s someone else!”
She tried to wrench her hand free, but he tightened his grip. “Who? Karan? How come I’ve never met him?”
She stopped struggling. “You’ll never understand. Please, Sameer, I can’t be with you. Walk away from me. For your own good. It’s best for both of us.”
“I don’t believe it.” He jabbed his finger at the stairwell. “Just a minute ago you were kissing me. Tell me it meant nothing to you!”
“Stop!”
He saw a sparkle of tears in her eyes and his face softened. “Moyna, look into my eyes and tell me you don’t love me.”
She didn’t say anything. He wrapped her into a powerful embrace and kissed her, tasting the tears on her cheeks. He shivered as her hands snaked below his arms and ran up his back, hooking around his shoulders; she clung to him, and their bodies molded into each other.
He felt the warmth of her breath, her skin, and her flesh, and knew he never wanted to be with anyone else. After a moment’s hesitation, she kissed him back, sending his head spinning.
He lifted her off her feet with ease and pinned her against the wall. She wrapped her arms around his neck and nipped at his lips, as his hand found her breast. Control was out of the question. The fire of that raw desire burnt any logic he had left. He wanted her as much as she wanted him.
And then she struggled out of his embrace. A sharp pain pierced through his numbed consciousness when she stamped on his shoe with her three inch heel. He winced and hopped on one foot.
Panting, she glared at him and scrubbed her mouth. Then she pushed against him with both her hands, her eyes brimming with angry tears. “You arrogant, presumptuous, selfish bastard! Just because you’ve never been refused anything in your life, you think you can go about taking what’s not yours.”
Confused, he frowned and took a step toward her as she backed into the wall. “But you’re mine, Moyna!”
She gave a scornful laugh. “Your wealth means nothing to me. Your beauty means nothing to me. You’ll never be like Karan. Karan was brave, noble and selfless. You’re nothing!”
Sameer stepped back, his mind in turmoil. She hates me. Her dalliance with him had been a farce. The last three years had been a lie. He rubbed his forehead, stunned. “Wh…”
She yelled in a shaking voice, “Do you hear me? You mean nothing to me! Leave me alone.”

He clenched his fists, turned on his heel, and walked away, his steps booming in the quiet corridor, as his future with her vanished into oblivion.

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Freelance author, blogger, and ex-Indian Air Force physician Sunanda Joshi Chatterjee completed her graduate studies in Los Angeles, where she is a practicing pathologist. While medicine is her profession, writing is her passion. When she’s not at the microscope making diagnoses, she loves to write fiction. Her life experiences have taught her that no matter how different people are, their desires, fears, and challenges remain the same.

Her themes include romantic sagas, family dramas, immigrant experience, women’s issues, medicine, and spirituality. She loves extraordinary love stories and heartwarming tales of duty and passion. Her short stories have appeared in short-story.net and induswomanwriting.com. 

She grew up in Bhilai, India, and lives in Arcadia, California with her husband and two wonderful children. In her free time, she paints, reads, sings, goes on long walks, and binge-watches TV crime dramas.


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: WITH YOU I DANCE BY AARTI V. RAMAN

Name of the Book: With You I Dance
Author: Aarti V. Raman
Star Rating: 4 Stars
I am no stranger to Aarti V. Raman's style of writing. Her Kingdom Come had left such an impact on me that it’s inevitable that I will compare WYID with KC. But her versatility as a writer makes it very difficult for me to do that.

No two books can be so different in terms of their writing style, voice, and narration. No author can depict women in so many shades. While Ziya left me feeling strong, Meera of WYID invoked the mother in me. I wanted to protect her. To take away her pain. 

As an artist, I could relate to Meera.  Can I imagine myself, waking up one morning and finding out that I cannot write anymore? Can you imagine getting up one morning and finding that the thing that makes you accept all the bullshits on this planet, has vanished? That is Meera's pain.
Of not being able to dance because a fear has resided in her heart. Fear or guilt of not doing enough, whatever you want to call it, is stopping her from living her dreams and fulfilling her ambition. Ms. Raman has really focused on the psychology of an artist in WYID.

The self-centered streak that is residing in every artist. That the world revolves around our artistic inclination. Let the emotions of others be damned. Meera does the same. Her pain is larger than life and that hides all the love and passion that Abeer has for her. She sees her broken heart, her pain but not once does she feel his. Many readers might feel that this makes Meera a very selfish person. I can assure you that no artist will find a fault with Meera.

Having read KC, I could not but observe that the author has held back in this one. Zoya is such a beautiful character and I expected more from her than just being a cause of a conflict. Meera herself comes out as a complete woman, a heartbroken dancer but the lover in her is rather subdued. While she grew as a woman with every page turn, she made me want to hug Abeer and tell him, "Dude, get used to being the second best in her life. You chose an artist to fall in love with."

The one relation that really touched my heart was that of Meera and Bullet. Ms. Raman has caught the sibling rivalry yet the complete acceptance of each other's fault. Of hating each other for just existing to the powerful protective love siblings feel of each other. I truly connected with Meera at this level. Ms. Raman has no doubt, a very clear understanding of family and friends and the different shades in a relationship. That itself will connect you to Meera.

Abeer, on the other hand, is a guy to die for. Understanding, compassionate and patient. A perfect lover, who gives the right space to his lover to heal. 

WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK?

Yes. A lovely read for a rainy or a sunny day. Take your pick :D

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Schedule: Knitted Tales by Rubina Ramesh



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Aparajita DuttaSpotlight12/15/2016
artiSpotlight12/16/2016
Inderpreet UppalSpotlight12/17/2016
SummeritaSpotlight12/18/2016
Geeta NairSpotlight12/19/2016
MAHESH SOWANIReview12/19/2016
Sundari VenkatramanSpotlight12/20/2016
Paulami Dutta GuptaReview12/20/2016
Rohan KachaliaSpotlight12/21/2016
Nilima MohiteReview12/21/2016
Lopa BanerjeeSpotlight12/22/2016
Rohan KachaliaReview12/22/2016
artiReview12/22/2016
Nikita JhanglaniReview12/22/2016
Inderpreet UppalInterview12/22/2016
Surbhi SareenGuest Post12/22/2016
vasraoBook Review12/22/2016
Chittajit MitraSpotlight12/23/2016
SummeritaReview12/23/2016
Devika FernandoReview12/23/2016
ParichitaReview12/23/2016
SummeritaInterview12/23/2016
Dhivya Balaji / Readers MuseGuest Post12/23/2016
Vidya SuryBook Review12/23/2016
Lata SunilSpotlight12/24/2016
Surbhi SareenReview12/24/2016
Jasleen KaurReview12/24/2016
Dhivya Balaji / Readers MuseReview12/24/2016
Paromita GoswamiInterview12/24/2016
Geeta NairGuest Post12/24/2016
Madhuri MaitraBook Review12/24/2016
Jasleen KaurReview12/25/2016
Lopa BanerjeeReview12/25/2016
Mayuri NidigalluReview12/25/2016
Ruchi SinghReview12/25/2016
NiharikaGuest Post12/25/2016
Sundari VenkatramanGuest Post12/25/2016
AnksReview12/26/2016
MeenakshiReview12/26/2016
Shilpa GargReview12/26/2016
SummeritaGuest Post12/26/2016
Shilpi ChaklanobisGuest Post12/26/2016
aparnaReview12/27/2016
NiharikaReview12/27/2016
Aparajita DuttaInterview12/27/2016
Nilima MohiteGuest Post12/27/2016
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Blog Tour: KNITTED TALES: A COLLECTION OF EMOTIONS by Rubina Ramesh



KNITTED TALES:
A Collection of Emotions
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Blurb

What forces an innocent girl to become a sex symbol? Her desires? Or cruel fate? 

Is a lifetime enough—for avenging a betrayal? How do you hide secrets that never stopped haunting you? 

Can vengeance and secrets of your past devastate your present? How can long-buried crimes of yours suddenly raise their head? Can sinning be saving?

Is your spouse your soulmate? What if they never understood your feelings? Can you still live with them?

Lastly, does life give only two options? Live or die? What if there is a third?

In her debut anthology, Rubina Ramesh tries to find answers to these questions that are often from the heart and yet makes the mind ponder over the solution. Or is it the other way round? Either way, Knitted Tales is a bouquet of emotions that is bound to touch both your head and your heart.


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Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time.  She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona.  Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer. 

Her other published works include:

'Home is where Love is’ a short story in the anthology Writings from the Heart. Ed. by Beth Ann Masarik. 
‘You Stole My Heart’ and ‘Let me Go’. Short stories as a part of the anthology Long and Short of It by Indireads.
'Wake Me Up' as a part of the anthology Marijuana Diaries by Fablery Publishers.


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Monday, December 12, 2016

Tornado Giveaway 3: Book No. 43: HALF A SHADOW by Anurag Shourie





Name of the book: Half a Shadow
Author: Anurag Shourie
Read some reviews:

1. Saheli Chatterjee
2. Reetwika Banerjee  
3. S.K. Sharma 

The Story: 

Three deaths - a beautiful bride, a young businessman, and a famous doctor. 

Crime arises from its protracted slumber in Udaipur, and the City of Lakes finally sheds its veil of tranquillity. 

Trapped in the heart of the mayhem, is Dr. Aditya Deshmukh, a quintessential loser. 

In order to redeem himself and wrench his soul free of the guilt of a 
‘murder most foul,’ he has to find the missing links between Abraham and Sarasvati, Abhimanyu and Sumitra, Yasser Arafat and Vladimir Putin. 

The body count continues to rise as Aditya gropes in the darkness.

Hunted by an enemy he can’t see, devoured by a love he can’t consummate, and guided by a friend he can’t trust, he is caught up in a race against time where he can’t afford to be the runner-up…



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A poet at heart, a writer by choice and an anesthesiologist by default. He has degrees in medicine and hospital administration in his kit, but love for the written word in his soul. An ardent Ruskin Bond fan, his hobbies include music and sports which he pursues with equal fervour. He is presently employed with a multinational Clinical Research Organization. He can be reached at sdranurag9@gmail.com. His poetic wares are on display at his blog-dranuragshourie.blogspot.in


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Tornado Giveaway 3: Book No. 45: CHANGELING: AN APPALACHIAN MAGIC NOVEL (APPALACHIAN MAGIC SERIES, #2) by Debbie Herbert



Name of the book: Changeling: An Appalachian
Magic Novel
Author: Debbie Herbert
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1. Stephen Walton
2. Katie Rogers 
3. Andrea Heltsley 

The Story:

She thought she was a witch...she's more.

Skye's a young witch who sucks at spells and works at a metaphysical store, The Green Fairy. Strange things are happening there at night: black specks of movement out of the corner of her eye, mysterious buzzing noises, unidentified dragonfly-like carcasses in the basement, and a hidden cache of absinthe (aka fairy crack). 

Kheelan is a human changeling. Raised with the fairies, he's viewed as an inferior species whose only use is to serve his kidnappers. He's been totally screwed by the Fae and his only goal in life is freedom. When he meets Skye, he sees an opportunity to escape. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by feelings for this quirky witch.

***This is a complete novel at approximately 75,000 words.*** Although this is the second in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone novel. Charmed and Dangerous is the first in the series.




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Debbie Herbert writes paranormal romance novels reflecting her belief that love, like magic, casts its own spell of enchantment. She’s always been fascinated by magic, romance and gothic stories. 

Married and living in Alabama, she roots for the Crimson Tide football team. Unlike the mermaid characters in Siren’s Secret, she loves cats and has two spoiled feline companions. When not working on her upcoming book, Siren’s Treasure, Debbie enjoys recumbent bicycling and motorcycle riding with her husband. 

A past Maggie finalist in both Young Adult & Paranormal Romance, she’s a member of the Georgia Romance Writers of America. Debbie has a degree in English (Berry College, GA) and a master’s in Library Studies (University of Alabama). 



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Tornado Giveaway 3: Book No. 44: MORE THAN JUST DESIRE by Summerita Rhayne




Name of the book: More Than Just Desire
Author: Summerita Rhayne
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1. Floryie BL
2. Preethi Venugopala 
3. Rubina Ramesh 

The Story:

The Bollywood diva who ran away 

Piya walked out of an explosive situation three years ago. She married Arfaaz for security but left him facing chaos she created. Now she's back in Bollywood and searching for the crown she gave up when she ran away. In the competitive world of starry glamour, the only way she can begin her career anew is to trash the past and get a divorce.

The man who wants her atonement 

Arfaaz is determined to get his revenge on Piya for making a farce of their marriage and leaving him to face the mudslinging. He forces her to keep up the appearances and stay with him so she can play the loving wife and repent on her sins. But Piya drives him crazy with her antics. On the top of that, the attraction between them sizzles and threatens to make him forget reason.

A passionate conflict 

Piya knows she has lessons to learn but she cannot let this man enter her heart. There is too much to risk and she cannot afford to forget the real reason she has come back. Success is her mantra and her worship. She can be faithful to only her goal...




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Summerita Rhayne writes sensual romance which is sheer escapism with lots of emotional conflict. She first got published in 2013 and has won contests with prestigious publishers such as Harlequin and Harper Collins India. Writing, she finds, is the only way to deal with the numerous story ideas bubbling in her brain which pop up more rapidly than her keyboard can do justice to. Her pet belief is that even when writing time is in short supply, if the inspiration is strong enough, the story characters get a life of their own and will find a way to make the writer pen them down. When cerebrally confronted with the sizzling interaction of two Alpha characters, the only way to get peace is write their book! 

At heart, she's a family person and even though she loves her medical teaching profession, she happily becomes a homemaker when not at work. She loves winding down with music, movies, cricket (strictly watching only) and social networking. 


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