Sunday, March 29, 2020

Book Review: Soul Song by Geeta Nair

Greetings Book lovers,

 Book: Soul Song by Geeta Nair


Please welcome Geeta Nair . I have know Geeta for her perfect Book reviews and all the short story competitions she wins all the time. Touch wood to that. So it was no surprise when she published her Debut Short Story Book: Soul Song. It is indeed a short story which pulls at your soul.
This review is long pending. Every time I think of writing it, I read the book. Must have read 4-5 times by now ;)

I wish Geeta would write more books or short story collections. Waiting for it. Till then lets get to know more about : Soul Song - A Short Story by Geeta Nair.

 Book: Soul Song by Geeta Nair

Story:

A short story of 11 pages. Rashid a blind man decides to help a young boy by collecting money for his treatment. He heard the boy's mother crying when travelling by the same bus. He doesnt know the mother nor the young boy. He himself has to earn his two meals each day.

How will Rashid help? How much money can he collect for the young boy? Why does he need to do it?
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What I liked:

11 pages of simple words and emotions. A short story but so well plotted. It makes visualizing Rashid, his daily life, his mission to help the boy, the determination etc very easy.

Geeta Nair has a flair to keep the pace of the story steady but give you a big story in few pages.
The language is good and I like the simple words she uses to paint the story.

The story has lot of Morales to learn. It gives out many lessons in humanity and human nature.
The determination, never say die spirit, humility, humbleness, empathy and believing in oneself. Good virtues to imbibe are subtly added in the story.

The concept of: What you ask for, will be delivered forms the base of the story.

This book is suitable for all ages. It should be read out to kids. I am going to read it out to mine.

What I wanted more:

Geeta Nair, please collect all your award winning stories and publish them in sets of books. I am sure many readers will love to read each. All the best. Please keep writing.

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Do buy a copy, read and leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Thank you in advance.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Spotlight: By Dint of Love by Ruth Mwongeli David

Good day !
Introducing an International Debut Author Ruth Mwongeli David who has launched her Debut Book: By Dint of Love. By Dint of Love is a tale of addiction, domestic abuse and the power of love.
Let's get to know more about the book here.

Authors, Connect with me to Feature your Book(s).

 Book: By Dint of Love by Ruth Mwongeli David

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Blurb:

Zora is a beautiful, young, vibrant woman with her whole life ahead of her. Her father, a business mogul, is grooming her to take over the family business.
She meets Brian, the most handsome charismatic man she had ever seen, the man of her dreams. Or is he? Her life spins out of control, she loses everything; her life, her career, and the will to live. Then she drops off the face of the earth. Is the power of love enough to bring her back?

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 Ruth Mwongeli David

About the Author:

Ruth Mwongeli David was born and raised in Machakos, a quaint town situated South East of Nairobi, Kenya. She likes writing inspiring stories about family, love, and relationships and hopes that 'By Dint of Love' which was inspired by her experience of two violent relationships and her own battle with nicotine dependence will touch someone's life and create awareness about domestic violence and addiction.
Ruth has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance and Banking). When she is not working or writing, you can find her reading, listening to music or cooking for her family.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Spotlight: A Journey in Search Of Happiness by Ramya R. Moorthy

Good day People !
Ready to get motivated today?
Introducing a new book: A Journey in Search of Happiness by Debut Author Ramya R. Moorthy. This book through a story explains the Five Life Principles to live a Meaningful life.
Another motivational thing about the book and author is that she has written to help raise funds for the NGO she runs in her hometown.

This idea itself is motivating, right? I am helping Ramya by promoting the book.

Would you like to help by buying a copy, read and leaving a review on Amazon & Goodreads?
Buy your copy at https://amzn.to/2TdVPCq & Thank you in advance :)

 Book: A Journey in Search of Happiness by Ramya R. Moorthy

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About the Book:
A Journey in search of Happiness is a self-help book presented as an inspiring story about how a loving mother, who had a challenging journey in her life motivates her deaf daughter to face life with courage and lead a MEANINGFUL life. With many real life examples, this book aims to teach five life principles for self-development and provides directions on various practices to transform yourself to lead your BEST life.
Who should read this book - Teenagers, adults, parents, professionals, young entrepreneurs and anyone who desires to live their best life and to improve their well-being.

 Book: A Journey in Search of Happiness by Ramya R.Moorthy


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Blurb:

A Journey In Search of success Happiness is an inspiring story about how a mother motivated her hearing impaired daughter to pursue her PASSION, to live her BEST LIFE. The book emphasizes the importance of HAPPINESS and WELL-BEING, and explains why mere SUCCESS or WEALTH is not worth unless it carries a true meaning for the SELF.

On their daughter’s twelfth-birthday, the parents take her on a trip to Thailand for 10 days to teach her Five Life Principles to live a MEANINGFUL LIFE:

Count Your Blessings
Meaning of Success and How to Harness the Power of the Subconscious Mind
Happiness Secret
Self-Realization
Leading a Self-Disciplined Life

The mother teaches her daughter the importance of these principles and inculcates various practices of a Game-Changer. From daily conversations with her father, the daughter understands her mother’s real-life journey in search of happiness, that inspires her to face painful situations and failures with COURAGE. What happens to this deaf girl at the end? - It must be explored by the reader.
With real-life examples of Game-Changers, the book details the ART OF LIVING. It portrays the importance of positive attitude and self-exploration to pursue your dreams without living others’ life for the sake of society. The book details ' Why ' and ' How ' YOU (your thoughts) are responsible for shaping YOUR destiny, but not GOD.

About the Author : 


 Author Ramya R. Moorthy


Ramya R.Moorthy is an IT entrepreneur with almost two decades of experience. She holds a Master’s degree in computer science and she is the Founder and CEO of EliteSouls Consulting Services, India. Earlier, she had worked with various IT companies like Honeywell, CGI, Cognizant and Brillio for 14+ years. She is an aspiring writer and motivational speaker. 

She is passionate about inspiring others to live their BEST lives. She has written this book with a passion to inspire atleast a million lives. This book is her first initiative to create a passive income channel for her charity organization that is in operation for the last 1 year in her home town. 

She currently lives in Bengaluru with her two adorable little daughters. She is either busy working with her laptop or playing with her children. Connect with author at ramya.happyjourney@gmail.com.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Book Review: Love in Agartha by Sundari Venkatraman

Greetings Book lovers,
Our friend and favourite Author Sundari Venkatraman has ventured into a new genre: Fantasy Romance. This is our review of her latest book: Love in Agartha.

 Book: Love in Agartha by Sundari Venkatraman


Read about the book at: Book Blitz: Love in Agartha by Sundari Venkatraman


 Book: Love in Agartha by Sundari Venkatraman

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Story:

Naavya Batra is working hard at her job and confident about her promotion to the the post of Team Lead. A new guy has joined their company: Sanat Kumara. He is tall, fair and handsome. Its a punch to Naavya's gut when their boss introduces Sanat as the new Team Lead. Naavya is crushed. Sanat understands her feelings and tries to make amends. But she is feels betrayed and wants to be rude to Sanat. Sanat is a gem of a person and a very good team leader. There is instant attraction between them. It is getting hard to keep a grudge with him for Naavya. Sanat disappears on weekends and no one knows what he does after office hours. Who is Sanat Kumara?
Why does she get a dejavu feeling when with Sanat?

Naavya's parents expired in an accident in her childhood. Her uncle brought her up. Her aunt hates her but her 2 cousin brothers adore her. Naavya also lost her hearing in childhood. After college she got a job. 2 years ago, During a trip to Kanheri Caves with her cousins, all 3 of them fall down a deserted and cordoned off cave. They all are found outside the cave unscratched after a few seconds. Also Naavya's hearing is restored. Naavya gets dreams of being in a different land with unimaginable things around her. What is the connection ? How did her hearing get restored?

Why is Sanat so nice to her? What are those dreams? Where is Agartha located?

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What I liked:

This is a Fantasy Romance story. But the concepts and theories proposed are truly practical and believable. Each of the concept is repeatedly proved in various instances in the book. Duality or creating what you need for yourself.

I am spiritually inclined and have experienced Ethereal travel. I have a basic understanding of dimensions, energy, duality,... So this book and the story didn't throw me off or sound crazy.
Instead it made the connect with me. I had a feeling of dejavu or that surety of having experienced what Naavya experiences in the land of Agartha. It made my heart grow fonder and wait patiently for the story to unfold.

I liked the way the concepts are introduced slowly and steadily. Same goes for the story flow. The research done and explanation given in the book is commendable. The language is simple and clear. No mombojambo and big words jargon thrown around.

The flashback and present day presentation is smooth. You fall in love with Sanat, Naavya and Agartha once the story starts unraveling. The characters are few and well developed. I also liked the commanders of Naarak.

Sanat Kumara, a man every woman would wish for. Since he is from the 5th dimension he knows no jealousy or he doesnt dominate or force anyone to do anything against their wishes. Naavya on the other hand is shown perfectly as a woman from this dimension. She is beautiful inside and out, caring, hard working and ambitious. I liked the way they made their lives work in sync with the dimensions. I loved all the characters even the villians of the story. The hopelessness of the residents of Narak was depressing and made me shudder if such a situation ever arose.


What I wanted more:

Some action or violence when Sanat wipes out Narak's nuclear base. But again like mentioned and shown in earlier instances that there will be no war or violence.

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Check more books and reviews of Sundari Venkatraman's books we have posted:

1) Book Review: The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman
2) Book Review: Meghna by Sundari Venkatraman 
3) Book Review: The Runaway Bridegroom by Sundari Venkatraman
4) Book Review: The Madras Affair by Sundari Venkatraman
5) Book Review: An Autograph for Anjali by Sundari Venkatraman
6) Book Review: The Smitten Husband by Sundari Venkatraman
7) Book Review: His Drunken Wife by Sundari Venkatraman
8) Book Review: Her Secret Husband by Sundari Venkatraman
9) Book Review: Rose Garden International by Sundari Venkatraman
10) Book Review: The Casanova's Wife by Sundari Venkatraman
11) Book Review: Her Bohemian Husband by Sundari Venkatraman
12) Book Review: Simha International by Sundari Venkatraman
13) Book Review: Matsya: The First Avatar by Sundari Venkatraman
14) Book Review: Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman
15) Book Review: Her Prince Charming by Sundari Venkatraman


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Friday, February 14, 2020

Book Blitz: Something Old, Something New - A DRA Production

Good day!
Something Old, Something New - A DRA Production
A group of Authors also who I call Author friends are releasing their super Second Chance Love Anthology today on 14th February 2020. Im loving the blurbs and snippets they are releasing since few days. Stay tuned for a review soon.
Till then lets get to know more about the Book.


 Book: Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New
- A DRA Production

 Book: Something Old, Something New

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Seven
bestselling authors. Seven incredible second chance romances. One epic anthology. 

What would you do for another chance with the one you love? 

Something Old, Something New - a unique novella anthology - tries to answer this question with fantastic, different, desi dramas. 

Whether it is shapeshifters or shifting interracial relationships, single moms in small towns or rich alpha heroes, friends-to-lovers or passionate ex-husbands; this anthology has something for everyone. 
Something Old, Something New explores the many different facets of love, forgiveness, fated mates and more in seven, distinctly Indian tales!

No Other Love by Aarti V Raman

Can they live with the reality of each other, when no other love will do?

 Book: Something Old, Something new

Once upon a time, Drs. Vikrant and Anika had their happy ending...until they ruined it with pride, ego, and ambition. 
When Vikrant Pandit, GP, left his wife to go back to Aronda, the small town he grew up in, he imagined it was forever.
A year later... he's back. Worse, he needs Anika's help.
Anika Banerjee, MD, was destroyed when Vikrant left. Taking her heart with him. But when he asks her for help, she is unable to deny the only man she's ever loved.
Anika agrees to pretend they’re still married. But living together brings to light bittersweet revelations and red-hot desire.
Can they live with the reality of each other when no other love will do?

Read an Excerpt from No Other Love


“So, tell us about running a hospital for the poor people, yaar?” Dr. Vinod Swamy asked with a snicker.
Anika closed her eyes as she heard her husband’s reluctant laugh. It was low, throaty, entirely too masculine for her peace of mind. It was melting her bitterness and she couldn’t stand it.
“Don’t be silly, Swamy,” Anika said, as she shouldered her way to the forefront of the gaggle of admirers. “Vik isn’t running a charitable hospital. It’s a small clinic in the middle of nowhere. And,” she aimed a nasty, vicious smile at poor Swamy. “I’ve seen the houses in Aronda. None of them are poor, man.”
Swamy smiled uncertainly while an awkward silence reigned around the group.
“Anika, I thought you were in NICU,” Dr. Anu said, finally. “I was just going to text you but you know how bad the network is on the fifth floor.” Anu had tried to mediate between her and Vikrant back when a mediation might have actually worked between them.
“Yep, I know,” Anika said.
She still didn’t look at Vikrant, even though she knew she had his attention. Say what you will but the man was predictable. If she was anywhere in the vicinity he was looking at her. Silent, with intense focus. Too bad that is all he did.
Talking was not his strong suit.
Anika couldn’t believe she’d found his silent, brooding neurosis hot once upon a time. What a silly, immature girl she’d been.
The silence continued for a few more seconds before Dr. Tripathi cleared his throat as his phone beeped. “Hey, look at that. I have a patient to look at. So nice to have you back, Vikrant.” He slapped Vikrant on the shoulder. “We have to hang out outside of this hellhole before you leave again.”
“Sure, Ashok. I’ll text you, okay?”
That was the secret cue for everyone to disperse until it was just Anika and Vikrant at the huge booth. She remained standing and he was sitting.
He looked the absolute same – same scruffy beard, piercing, unreadable eyes. Maybe he’d lost a little bit of weight around the cheeks but the rest of him looked the same. Tall and vital and strong.
She hated him for it.
Finally, Vikrant broke the silence. He leaned back against the booth, resting one long arm on the headrest. “That wasn’t necessary, you know.”
“What wasn’t?” Anika kept her eyes trained on his face, even though she wanted to look at his shoulders. She used to sit there. Right next to him, safe in the circle of his arm. Chipku, he used to call her. Sticky. She’d been so stuck on him.
It was horrifying but tears unexpectedly spurted in her eyes. She blinked rapidly, clenching her fists in an effort to stop them.
“Attacking Swamy and Anu. They were just trying to defuse the situation.”
“The situation being me, right?”

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About the Author:
 Author: Aarti V Raman

Aarti V Raman is a hybrid author of more than ten bestselling novels of romantic women’s fiction. She is the co-founder of Desi Readers Adda, India’s first Facebook community by bestselling multi-genre authors for readers to discuss books and reading in a safe, inclusive space. 
A former business journalist turned full-time writer, Aarti’s more notable works include Kingdom Come, the Geeks of Caltech series, More Than You Want, The Perfect Fake among others. Aarti is also a columnist, public speaker, and an amateur poet. 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Book Blitz: Self-Editing, Editing, and Editors: The Book Club Writer’s Toolkit by Inderpreet Uppal

Good day!
Volume 10 of the The Writer's Toolkit by The Book Club is here. It is written by Author and Editor Inderpreet Uppal.
Lets get the know the insights, dos donts, why, hows of Editing with this book.
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 Self-Editing, Editing, and Editors: The Book Club Writer’s Toolkit


BLURB

Self-Editing, Editing, and Editors will help writers and authors demystify the nitty-gritty of editing.
The Writer's Toolkit covers the basic steps needed to ensure that you have a well-edited book.
Editing Simplified!
Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on :
How to search for an editor, and how to negotiate and finalise the right editor?
Do you need self-editing?
How can self-editing help you?
How to ensure that you have the best editor?
Why does every writer need an editor?
How to negotiate, find the right editor and have the best contract?
How to ensure your work is safe and edited as per your needs?
All your questions and doubts answered.
The Writer's Toolkit is for Self-Editing, Editing, and Editors for a polished book and a calm author.
Editing explained and why you need it.

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About the author

 Author Inderpreet Uppal


Inderpreet writes for her love of writing, edits manuscripts and reads endlessly. 

A sprinkling of fiction, a dash of books, and a bit of opinion add to the eclectic mix that is Eloquent Articulation, her blog.

Books, editing, writing, and blogging keep her busy whenever she gets a breather from mothering her ‘too tricky to handle son’. 

An Army brat, she now joins her adorable Army hubby across the country. "

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Spotlight: The Winter Spirits by E.C.Hibbs

Good day Book lovers,
Introducing an International Author E.C.Hibbs today with her Just Released book: The Winter Spirits. Fantasy genre. The blurb looks surreal. Lets get to know more about the book.

 The Winter Spirits by E.C.Hibbs

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Blurb:


If you sing to the Spirits, be prepared for their answer...

The Long Dark has come and the Northlands will not see daylight for two months. Silence falls with the snow, and Spirits roam the three Worlds. It is a time of beauty, magic, and danger.

When the Spirit of the Northern Lights steals his best friend’s soul, apprentice mage Tuomas is determined to find help. However, his own fledgling power gets the better of him, and he accidentally rips the Spirit out of the sky, trapping her in human form. Alongside his feared icy companion and the mysterious wandering mage Lilja, Tuomas begins a quest across frozen tundra and into ethereal Spirit realms.

But a terrible shadow lingers just out of sight, its gaze fixed on him. And behind her composed fa├žade, the Spirit holds secrets of her own...



 Author E.C.Hibbs

About the Author:


E. C. Hibbs is an author and artist, often found lost in the woods or in her own imagination. She adores nature, fantasy, and anything to do with winter. She also hosts a YouTube channel, discussing writing tips and the real-world origins of fairy tales.

She won the 2019 Fairytalez Award for Best New Fairy Tale, co-holds the 2016 Independent Book Award for Best Anthology, and was nominated for the 2012 MIPA Award.

She lives with her family in Cheshire, England.

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