Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spotlight: From An-Other Land by Tanushree Ghosh

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Introducing a new author: Tanushree Ghosh with her latest book: From An-Other Land. Get more details of the book below. Buy the book at: https://amzn.to/2YalU6Z



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From An-Other Land
by 
Tanushree Ghosh

 Book: From An-Other land by Tanushree Ghosh


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Never has been the conversation on immigration more pertinent than now, post 2016 US elections. From cancellation of refugee protection and zero tolerance to undercurrent crackdown on H visas, the resurgence of nationalism is hitting the globalized population head-on. 

But what is immigration today? A question of life or death - fleeing of persecution? A compulsion? Or a mere pursuance of privilege? 
And what is the US today? A land of opportunities? Or a quagmire impossible to comprehend, inherently racist and selfish?

From An-Other Land dives deep into immigration today for the Indian diaspora and its many facets with characters who seek to define themselves in an intercultural setting that is less and less sure of itself. A reality check and a guide for anyone who wants to understand the modern-day US.

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About the author


Tanushree Ghosh works in the technology sector in the USA and is also a social activist and a writer. She has a Doctorate in Chemistry from Cornell University and has worked at the Brookhaven National Laboratories and is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and Presidency College Calcutta.

Her blog posts, op-eds, poems, and stories are efforts to provoke thoughts, especially towards issues concerning women, social justice, and immigration - which is the topic of her first solo-author work From An-Other Land published by Readomania publishing. 

As a contributor to the Huffington Post US, she has published several posts on topics that affect the under-represented and the lesser privileged, whether that's a population, a nation, or an individual. Her first article for the Huffington Post went viral and was picked up by the Yahoo news. She has since written on the Syria war and its children, open borders, the unfair coverage in the Western media of the Brazil Olympics, societal differences in outlook on issues like gun control in the US, and off-course - women. She has written on postpartum depression, acid attack and its state globally, #MeToo and a myriad of related topics and was interviewed for Reddit and the Indian Express. She is a regular contributor to several popular publications (incl. The Tribune (Sunday Diaspora segment), Thrive Global, The Logical Indian, Youth Ki Awaaz, Café Dissensus, and The Women's Web). Her literary resume also includes poems and stories featured in national and international magazines, including Words Pauses and Noises, UK; TUCK, Glimmer Train honorable mention, and inclusion in seven anthologies (through winning national and international contests), including Defiant Dreams (Oprah 2016 reading list placeholder) and The Best Asian Short Stories 2017 (published out of Singapore by Kitaab). She has served in coordinator and chapter head roles of ASHA and AID India and has affiliations with several women's organizations and non-profits. She is also the founder and director of Her Rights (www.herrights.website), a 501(3) c non-profit committed to furthering the cause of gender equality and supporting victims of gender violence.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Book Review: Dance With Me by P.G.Van

Good day everyone !
The latest book by P.G.Van: Dance With Me is an optimistic love story about giving life a second chance and pursuing your talent. Read a really big book after a long time on Kindle.

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 Book: Dance With Me by P.G.Van





Story:
Suhana Vajra was a housewife for 14 years in a loveless marriage. She has been divorced for a year now. But her ex-husband still holds a grudge and doesn't make life easy for her. She has a 14 year old son who is more like an older brother. Suhana never went to college and was married at 18.

One day Suhana is notified to her horror about videos of her working out while doing house hold chores going viral. She feels threatened and creepy in her own house. She is angry when friends and people tell her they love the videos. Why?

She bumps into Samyan, her elderly neighbors son. Before meeting him, Suhana was angry with him. He helps her out when she is at her lowest. Now she gets feelings unknown to her when she keeps bumping into him all the time.

What is it that they have, she keeps asking herself?
Who is shooting those videos in her own house? Why?
How can she pull them down? How can she stop them completely?

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What I liked:
The phrase:
Whether it's for fun or to reach your fitness goal, Dance with Me!
This has been my slogan for the past few weeks for my fitness regime.

The few characters. Each growing as the story progressed.
Loved how Samyan is tuned into Suhana's mood changes. He knows what is worrying her or when she needs him or what she is thinking. Wish all guys were so attentive to their women's cues.

The language is good. Pace of story was slow.

Loved how Suhana is a worry monger and a typical mother. She then evolves into her own image as she discovers herself. The reasons, her past, her lack of proper qualification, how her ex husband made her feel, etc have defined her until now.

I liked her teen son, Samyan's mom, the concept of the dance school. I liked how memories of Suhana, Samyan are described and linked to the story.


What I wanted more:
Better handling of a Glaring ISSUE !
The topic of privacy breach and stalking should have been handled more maturely. Thinking about someone recording you in your own house is very very unsettling. I was put off through half of the book as a result of it.

The love scenes were too many. You may ask how that is possible. But when most of the story is still to unravel, you would rather want the story first.

Chopping off 50-60 pages at the 50% mark of the book. There was a lull at that point. The last part with Samyan's secret mission were also unnecessary.


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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Spotlight: Dance With Me by P.G.Van

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Featuring another book by Author P.G.Van on our blog today: Dance with Me. I am reading it right now and really want to Dance away. Stay tuned for the Review soon.

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 Book: Dance with Me by P.G.Van


 Book: Dance with Me by P.G.Van


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When a video of Suhana dancing in her own home goes viral, the first thing she does is panic. Suhana got out of a loveless marriage and is trying to prove to her ex-husband that she can live her life without him or the money she got as part of the divorce. She had been a housewife all along, but now she is trying to rebuild her life. However, life throws her a wrench in the form of a viral video—a video that creates a sensation on the internet. 

Samyan is her elderly neighbor’s son who is staying at his mother’s place while she is away, and Suhana keeps bumping into him wherever she goes. His very looks instigate new thoughts and sensations within her that she tries to ignore because of the man she thinks he is. But, when he helps her in the direst of situations, she finds out more about him and starts to feel a connection to him. 

Dance with Me is a sweet, light-hearted and passionate love story with a happy ending. 


Note: This is a standalone romance with content recommended for mature readers.

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About the author

 Author P.G.Van

P.G. Van published her first novel of The Pure Destiny Series in October 2015 and cannot stop writing. She loves to spend time with family and is a strong believer of retail therapy (mostly shops for boots and purses!!). She enjoys giving her readers an escape to the world of love and romance.


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Our other Reviews of P.G.Van books:

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spotlight: Her Prince Charming by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day Book Lovers,
One of the book and Author who got me seriously into posting reviews on this blog was: Author Sundari Venkatraman's book: The Malhotra Bride. Her Prince Charming is a prequel to this book. I am excited to read Her Prince Charming would be an understatement by a mile.

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 Book: Her Prince Charming by Sundari Venkatraman

Print Length: 141 pages
Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published) 
Publication Date: February 9, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Coming soon: PAPERBACK 
Genre: Romance

It’s instantaneous attraction when Tanuja Bhatia from Delhi meets Raj Malhotra from Bombay at the Bombay Central Station.

The mutual attraction soon blossoms into love over the next couple of meetings. 

Tanuja and her simple father fail to see the crisis brewing in their own home. Her not-so-nice stepmother Gurinder is totally against the idea of Tanuja meeting her Prince Charming which would make her step-sister Harpreet seriously envious. By the way, Harpreet’s main aim in life is to simply make her half-sister miserable. 

While Raj’s parents and Tanuja’s father try to arrange a marriage between the two with a help of a mutual friend, the evil stepmother comes up with a plan of her own—to marry her stepdaughter off to Sonu, a good-for-nothing idiot. 

Can Her Prince Charming lift Tanuja out of this life of drudgery and boredom and give her the happiness she deserves?

*A prequel to The Malhotra Bride, this book is also to be launched in paperback soon
  

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 Author Sundari Venkatraman

Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 42 titles (38 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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Book Review: The Doppelganger by Ruchira Khanna

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A new book from Author Ruchira Khanna: The Doppelganger. Know more about the book at: Spotlight: The Doppelganger by Ruchira Khanna

This book is a multi genre one. A small 35 pages book and I read it in one shot. The Doppelganger by Ruchira Khanna is a story which takes place on many planes/dimensions. Metaphysical Romance with a twist.

 Book: The Doppelganger by Ruchira Khanna


Story:
Sandra has recently lost her husband. She and her son Liam are still coping with the loss. He was a good husband and a stay-at-home dad. They had a pet dog.  Liam is heartbroken as he has also lost his dog too. Sandra is trying to keep her job and as a single parent has to keep Liam in day care.
Liam has grown quiet and is always in his room with locked doors. He escapes various accidents miraculously. Sandra worries about his lack of friends.
But one day she discovers Liam is onto something mysterious. In the attempt to reach him she meets her husbands look-alike but from another dimension.
Looking at him, Liam and Sandra's heart fill with hope. Can this Doppelganger be the perfect dad for Liam and fill the shoes as Sandra's husband? Can life become simple again? Buy the book to find out.


What I liked:
The language is super simple. The story flows consistently.

The story got me thinking of the various possibilities. It is spiritual + scientific. You will have to read it to believe it.

I dont want to give out spoilers. Leave your brain aside and read till the end. It will leave you gasping in surprise.

I liked that the author showed that life is never easy. The story showed both sides of the situation.

There are few characters in the book. I liked how the innocence of children is used as a motive to carry the story forward. I would have liked if the mother character was a little stronger.

What I wanted more:
The narration is very simple or bland. The story could have been bigger and a little more complex.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Spotlight: The Doppelganger by Ruchira Khanna

Good day everyone,
A new book from Author Ruchira Khanna: The Doppelganger. This is metaphysical genre book with an interesting plot. Read below to know more about the book.


 Book: The Doppelganger by Ruchira Khanna




 Book: The Doppelganger by Ruchira Khanna

Print Length: 34 pages
On Kindle Unlimited
Publication Date: December 26, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B07M65B8D8

Sandra lost her husband, Sam, and was lonely in this not-so-alone world until she met Sam’s look-alike, Fran, from another world. Will Fran be able to provide all the happiness Sandra has been yearning since Sam’s physical body left?

The Doppelgänger is a metaphysical short story that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions as the astral and physical bodies clash. 

  

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 Author Ruchira Khanna
"A Biochemist turned writer who gathers inspiration from the society where she writes about issues that stalk the mind of the man via tales of fiction. She projects the mental growth of her characters thus, making her readers tag her work as, ""Books that make you ponder!"" 

She blogs at Abracabadra which has been featured as ""Top Blog"" for three years. Many of her write-ups have been published on LifeHack, HubPages to name a few."


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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Spotlight: The Time is Now by D.R.Downer

Greetings Book Lovers,
Introducing an upcoming author D.R. Downer, who is on a roll. The Time is now is one of the novels we have reviewed and loved. Let us get to know the book first.

Read our review: Book Review: The Time Is Now by D.R. Downer

 Book: The Time is Now by Deep Downer

The Time is Now 
by 
D.R. Downer

 Book: The Time is Now by Deep Downer


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What possibly could an Ex-Major, an Ex-College Professor, a bookstore manager, and a college student have in common? Has fate brought them all together to rekindle some old flames or to start an entirely new one?

The Time Is Now is a short, sweet, unusual, un-cliched, and a mature love story. With just four main characters and one locale, the story is like a leisurely walk around the park on a pleasant summer evening that relaxes you and recharges you at the same time. It is sure to leave you with a mirthful feeling in the end and possibly moist eyes too.

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About the author

 Author Deep Downer

He started his professional journey as an Executive in the sales department of a UK based organization, selling timeshare. Since then he changed over and handled many different roles and responsibilities in the Marketing, Sales & Customer Service departments across industries. He finally shifted over to Advertising and spent a good 11 years in the same. It was during the later years of his career that he started to feel suffocated, doing the same sh**, day in and day out. he started to feel as if he was meant to do something more in life, and it was this feeling that forced him to call it quits and resign from his then position of Vice President of a multinational Advertising firm. 

He finally had his calling in writing.  He took out his laptop and simply started to punch the keys on a blank word processor page. Since then, his laptop has been his closest friend, the one he spends most of his time with. In fact, sometimes he wonders if his wife can sue him for cheating on her...with his laptop. No seriously, can she?

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