Thursday, August 30, 2018

Book of The Day: Fragments by Janaki Nagaraj




Blurb:

"Fragments" captures the essence of those parts of our lives that we not proud to show to others. It takes you through a range of emotions and leaves a big question mark on what is supposed to be.

Review by Rubina Ramesh:

I have mixed emotions regarding these short stories. Some of them etched in my mind making me think about them even after closing the book. The Homecoming and The Other Women In my Life are like Oh my god moments. The pathos and the pain in them made my skin crawl. While stories like Stree, Naked made me cry out for more. Ms. Nagaraj has a very strong connection with human emotions. She can bring out those emotions which most of us will overlook. I feel cheated as a reader that she wrote an anthology for I want more the stories. The story Stree has such a strong woman protagonist that it can create a full novel. I am looking forward to reading more from Ms. Nagaraj.

Review by Geeta Nair:

A motley collection of short stories that bring out the various facets of life and human emotions, ‘Fragments’ touches hearts and tickles the brain. Each story is a surprise and showcases the creative side of the storyteller beautifully.




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Friday, August 24, 2018

Blog Tour: GROOMNAPPED BY SUNDARI VENKATRAMAN


GROOMNAPPED
(The Groom Series #1)
by
Sundari Venkatraman



BLURB

The lovely and feisty Surekha is the eldest of three daughters of a carpenter from the wrong side of the tracks. She teaches science and maths in the Bihar Public School. 

Ameya is the only son of a millionaire farmer-cum-builder and over and above that, he’s educated too. 

They meet and fall in love quite easily, the drawback being the dowry system prevalent in Bihar. With Ameya’s parents expecting a huge dowry and Surekha’s parents having a tough time eking a living out of their humble income, it seems like the match between the two lovers is one made in hell. 

Ameya isn’t one to take things lying on his back. But when the parents who adore him otherwise are so set against the marriage, will he be able to make Surekha his? 

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About the author


Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 31 titles (27 books & 4 collections) to her name, all Top 100 Bestsellers on Amazon India, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia in both romance as well as Asian Drama categories. Her latest hot romances have all been on #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. 

Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. 

Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Book of the Day: Bombay Heights by Adite Banerjie



Blurb:

A FEEL-GOOD ROMANTIC COMEDY

Small town girl Sanjana Kale wants a fresh start in Mumbai. A challenging job and some much needed distance from her ludicrously over-protective family could get her life under control.

Forced to team up with video game designer Ashwin Deo, who is too attractive for his own good, she finds life becoming a whole lot more complicated when he turns out to be her new neighbour.  How can she maintain a professional distance with this charming troublemaker who believes in getting up close and personal?

To make matters worse, her ex tries to manipulate her loved ones to work his way back into her life. Hysterical siblings, a cantankerous client, an ex who will not take no for an answer, and a blow hot blow cold neighbour... Sanjana is sleepless in the City of Dreams! Can she do what Ashwin dares her to--create a few ripples even if it upsets her family?



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Monday, August 20, 2018

Book Spotlight: The Leader by P. G Van



Blurb:

Vishwa hasn’t been to Mumbai in almost a decade and wasn’t planning on staying for more than a day. When his stay gets extended due to unexpected reasons, he doesn’t fight the situation but eases into it. One of the reason’s being Komal, the woman who was part of his ‘Unexpected’.

When Vishwa’s past life that he walked away from, finds him, he has no choice but to embrace it. He needs to be a cold, hard and an utterly ruthless ruler to protect the ones who he cares about, even if he has to sell his soul to the devil.

Komal never expected her future to be tangled with the darkness of her past, just when she thought her life seemed to be good. Vishwa promises to be her protector but can she get herself to trust him?



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Book Review: My Name Is Alex Kindle Edition by Jean Spraker

Name of the book: My Name is Alex
Author: Jean Spraker
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I started pondering about the future after reading this short story by Jean Spraker. Before understanding Who is Alex? I started wondering Who is Jean? How did she make me start thinking about a future that scared the hell out of me? 

The tale begins with Independence day celebration by the Lethe River, a river of Forgetfulness according to the Greek Mythology,  and then a woman gets arrested for speaking to A Man With No Name. The story moves in a fast-forward mode where the arrested woman's daughter, a girl named Alexandria is a keeper of books, She hides books since books are banned and she tries her best to save as many as she can. For a moment I thought it had the Nazi background but the author has created a utopian society which could be any part of our world. A region which has no books except the ones hidden by Alex. By this point, I fell in love with the story. I will not crunch my words here when I say that the author has a way of spinning an intriguing tale where a reader can almost see the story unfolding in front of her. 

The story then gallops across generations, where, and a man named Ben finds the note from Alex after fifty years. In this scene, there is a snowflake effect which reminded me of ideas, misplaced ideas or ideologies that are falling like flakes. Ben could be anyone - you or me. From a mythical place, Gnosis writer brought us to Bangalore where the author is attending Ashwin Sanghi's book launch. 

Halt. Stop. I was thoroughly confused by now. 

I found a few known names mentioned in the book, and by then I was wondering if this was the way to advertise books? Was the author trying to make a statement here by saying, this publisher could make it and that couldn't? I started rereading it. I couldn't understand, what it was about this book that was attracting me and yet making it difficult for me to understand. 

It was only in my second read did I understand that I live in Gnosis and I might very well be Alex hiding the books during the reign of The Man who Has no Name. My only difference here would be Jean, The Art of Deal would not make the cut if I were the librarian. 

As one reads this book, it would be interesting to see what books you would try to save in your library if you were Alex. Interesting. Very interesting. 

The only thing I wish the author had done in this book is to keep her thoughts about her friends, her likes and dislikes in the Foreward section or as an endnote. It was difficult for me, as a reader, to understand when the story ended and when the acknowledgment list started. But I am glad I found this book on my timeline and read it. 


Recommended for anyone who likes reading something different. Interesting and different. 

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Book Spotlight: The Wooing of the Shrew by Sundari Venkatraman



Blurb:

Dayanita Thakore was a prickly princess who didn’t care for the idea of any man getting close to her… until Prince Harshvardhan Singh Gaekwad turns up in her life.

Sparks fly even at their first meeting when the Princess of Udaipur clashes with the Prince of Baroda.

He falls in love with the fiery princess while she fights her attraction to him tooth and nail.

He woos her, beguiles her, cherishes her…

…while the princess feels that maybe he couldn’t love such a tempestuous woman such as herself.

But before they could cross the great divide and get to know each other, something happens, something terrible that might just blow their lives apart.



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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Book Spotlight: GENEROUSLY YOURS BY INDERPREET KAUR UPPAL



Blurb:

‘Love is forever’ or so thought Diya.
Shy, bookish and loving, Diya never thought she would ever need to be anything else. Her charmed life slips away from her in ways, she never imagined.
Will Viren be able to sort the jumble of their lives or is it already too late?
A bittersweet story of life, longing, and lasting love.



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Blog Tour: The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh




THE BODYGUARD
by
Ruchi Singh



Blurb

Someone wants Vikramaditya Seth Jr. dead. 

He refuses the Z+ security option offered by the government. With too many variables trust is hard to come by…

Esha Sinha prepares for her first assignment outside of active-army service, oblivious to the fact that she has to baby-sit a man who has no respect for rules or protocol—a man who is headstrong, workaholic and a tenacious flirt. As the attraction between Vikram and Esha simmers and sizzles, another attempt is made on his life. 

The killer is resourceful and determined. 

The motive is unclear and perplexing.

Will they be able to nab the assassin before he gets to Vikram?





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Ruchi Singh is a novelist, and writes in two genres; romance and crime. Winner of the ‘Times Of India’ WriteIndia Season I under Amish Tripathi, she began her writing career writing short stories and articles, which have been published on various online forums. She has been a contributing author to many anthologies and Jugnu is her third novel.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Book Spotlight: Why Go Indie by Devika Fernando



Blurb:

Go indie - it's the path more and more authors choose!
Have you ever thought of going indie? Are you a traditionally published author interested in switching to self-publishing? Or an aspiring author considering various publishing options?
This concise booklet will show you reasons to go indie and give you an overview of the advantages of self-publishing books. It also shines a light on the 6 F's of self-publishing.

This eBook is part of the TBC Writer's Toolkit series in which experienced authors offer advice. Check out the other volumes for a step-by-step guide on how to become a successful indie author.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Book Spotlight: 7 DAYS TO LIVE By D. R. Downer



Blurb:

What if one day you get a letter in the mail and the happy life you have had so far is threatened, and you fear that life as you know it will no longer exist? You know your life is screwed up, but there is nothing you can do about it. 

Would you like to know the exact date when you would die?

Would you be able to live your life after that- even for a minute- without counting the days, hours, and the minutes of the impending doom? Peter got one such letter. It said that he had 'Seven Days To Live'. Read on to find out how many times he died in those seven days. 

Did he emerge as the winner? Or did fate win, and he ended up dead on the seventh day, just as predicted?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Book Blitz: THE WOOING OF THE SHREW (The Thakore Royals #3) by Sundari Venkatraman




Print Length: 154 pages
Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published) 
Publication Date: August 1, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available on Kindle Unlimited 
Genre: Romance

Dayanita Thakore was a prickly princess who didn’t care for the idea of any man getting close to her… until Prince Harshvardhan Singh Gaekwad turns up in her life.

Sparks fly even at their first meeting when the Princess of Udaipur clashes with the Prince of Baroda.

He falls in love with the fiery princess while she fights her attraction to him tooth and nail.

He woos her, beguiles her, cherishes her…

…while the princess feels that maybe he couldn’t love such a tempestuous woman such as herself.

But before they could cross the great divide and get to know each other, something happens, something terrible that might just blow their lives apart.  

It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR





Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 35 titles (31 books & 4 collections) to her name, all Top 100 Bestsellers on Amazon India, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia in both romance as well as Asian Drama categories. Her latest hot romances have all been on #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. 

Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. 

Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.

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New Release: Temptation: Women From Mars (Series Shorts 1) by Ruchi Singh



Blurb:

The universe is full of aberrations, be it nature, animal, man or woman. The focus here is not on exceptional nature or talent, but simply on exceptions or deviations—the outliers in the spectrum of human nature.

What is the motivation behind these exceptions? Is it genes, old habits, familial bonds, or social conditioning? Or are they just wired differently?

‘Women From Mars’ series brings the spotlight on such exceptions in women.

WFM Series Shorts 1:
‘Temptation’ is the first story in the series. The story of Juhi and Satya who fall for each other. It is love at first sight. But are things really what they seem? Will they be united with each other or do their motivations differ? Read on to find out…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Coming Soon: FALLING IN LOVE WITH CUPID by Rubina Ramesh


Blurb:

When Cupid was given the task of making Psyche fall in love with an unsuitable candidate, he had never thought that he would be that candidate. Her beauty ensnared him, and he understood for the first time what it was to fall in love. 

He had two problems in front of him. No God could fall in love with a mortal and Psyche was his mother’s sworn enemy. 

Psyche was beautiful but sadly it was not a boon but a curse. Men would swoon over her, but no one would dare to marry her. Then one day she felt she was turning mad as she imagined a presence near her. It was casting a spell of passion around her and she couldn’t help but fall in love with that shadow. She knew it was a figment of her imagination, yet that pull was hard to resist. She couldn’t see him, yet he had captured her heart. Who would believe her and when she came to know that it was her destiny, she decided to surrender to her fate. 

When two unlikely souls fall in love, it's because the Gods have a plan in action. But the question is how much are these two lovers ready to give up to get their love?






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