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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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Spotlight: Seeking Love by Devika Fernando

Good day Romance Book Lovers,
Introducing Devika Fernando's latest book: Seeking Love.
From the author of romance novel series like Romancing the Royals, Inn Love, and Romance round the World, comes a new series full of emotions and unforgettable characters. The MISTY SPRINGS novellas will whisk the reader away to a fictional small town in America where hearts are broken and broken hearts are mended.

SEEKING LOVE is the first book in the series. And here’s an exclusive first look at!

 Book: Seeking Love by Devika Fernando


Blurb:

A small town girl with a tragic past - an English billionaire with a secret - an old ranch that brings them together

When a handsome and infuriating stranger from England finds his way to the small American town Misty Springs and turns everyone’s lives upside down, Abigail is forced to question everything she’s ever believed in. Despite her reluctance, Thomas wiggles his way into her heart. Sparks fly, and nothing will ever be the same again. But just when she may have found true happiness, a secret threatens to destroy everything.

* * *

This sweet small-town romance novella of approximately 33,000 words is Book 1 of the Misty Springs series. Each of the books can be read as a stand-alone with a happy ending, although there are some recurring characters.

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 Author Devika Fernando

About the Author:

Almost as soon as Devika Fernando could write, she imagined stories and poems. After finishing her education in Germany and returning to her roots in Sri Lanka, she got a chance to turn her passion into her profession. Having lived in Germany and in Sri Lanka with her husband has made her experience the best (and the worst) of two totally different worlds - something that influences her writing. Her trademark is writing sweet and sensual, deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust.

What she loves most about being an author is the chance to create new worlds and send her protagonists on a journey full of ups and downs that will leave them changed. She draws inspiration from everyone and everything in life. Besides being a romance novel author, Devika is a faithful servant to all the cats and dogs she has adopted. When she's not writing, she's reading or thinking about writing.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Book Blitz: A Diary of Crime Stories by Sonia Rao

Good day!
Author Sonia Rao is on a Roll ! 2 books published in 6 months. Lets check out her latest book, a short story collection: A Diary of Crime Stories.

 Book: A Diary of Crime Stories by Sonia Rao


A DIARY OF CRIME STORIES: 
GUT-WRENCHING STORIES OF COLOURFUL
CHARACTERS AND SHOCKING TWISTS
by
Sonia Rao

 Book: A Diary of Crime Stories by Sonia Rao


Blurb


• Did or didn’t a 5-year-old boy, who cannot hear or speak, witness a murder? And if he did, how dangerous can it become for him?

• CCTV cameras prove that a robbery was committed by a young analyst. But if she didn’t, then who did it?

• Love brings together hearts, true! But did you know it could destroy lives too?

What is a diary? It can be described as a personal book or even a safe space in which one can record one’s experiences, thoughts and ideas of both one’s outer and inner worlds. What is around us affects us. One aspect of outer world includes crime. This can take many forms: assault of all types, murder, and even fraud. Be it a differently-abled child or a woman undergoing domestic abuse, obsessive love that can lead to fraud and breakup of lifelong friendships or then honour killing - because you are not allowed to decide whom you can love and marry. Be it a modern world, urban or rural, every crime story affects us collectively.

This Diary Of Crime Stories is a collection of 3 gut-wrenching crime-reads that will leave you on the edge of your seat, with their colourful characters and shocking twists & turns, asking for more.



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About the author


 Author Sonia Rao



"Sonia Rao is a writer, editor, and award-winning blogger. Her fiction has appeared in many prestigious anthologies such as Voices Old & New and Jest Like That (edited by renowned editor-writer Shinie Anthony).

As NaNoWriMo’s Municipal Liaison for all-India and founder of the Wrimo India group on Facebook, Sonia has motivated thousands of people in India to write a novel every November since 2011. She has also curated and edited the first Wrimo India Anthology, Vengeance—A Sting In Every Tale.

Sonia likes to believe she is ‘high-minded’ but strangely, her fave hobby is thinking up torture devices for those autorickshawallahs who consider the roads to be their personal spittoon. Who knew?"

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Book Blitz: Love in Agartha by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day!
Sundari Venkatraman's first book in the Fantasy Romance genre is launched. Love in Agartha, has an intruguing Blurb.
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 Book: Love in Agartha by Sundari Venkatraman



 Book: Love in Agartha by Sundari Venkatraman

Print Length: 213 pages
Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published)
Publication Date: January 2, 2020
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Genre: Romance, Fantasy

When Sanat Kumara usurps the job that Naavya Batra has been coveting for a long time, her instantaneous attraction towards him turns to intense dislike.

But soon, she's all in admiration for the man. When she finally decides to give herself to him, Sanat insists on telling Naavya something about her…

…something she has absolutely no memory of.

What does Sanat know about Naavya that she herself isn’t aware of? And what secrets are her cousins holding back from her?

Read this tale of fantasy which takes you to three different realms on the earth, to find out if Sanat Kumara is really what he appears to be on the surface. But what about Naavya? Will her love for Sanat hold up under the circumstances?

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



 Author Sundari Venkatraman

Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author with forty-plus titles to her credit, which have sold more than 1.5 lakh copies around the world. Her books consistently feature in the Top 100 Bestseller Lists on Amazon in both Romance and Asian Drama categories. Her latest romance novels have all been on the #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

As a child, Sundari loved to read books with ‘lived happily ever after’ endings. They were all about good triumphing over evil. As a teenager, her favourite books were romance novels from Mills & Boon. She was fascinated by them, so much so that she began to visualise the stories set in India.

Sundari was forty when she began her writing journey, completing the first draft of her first novel in thirty-five days. She has not looked back since.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Book Review: Stories In a Satchel by Shyamala Shanmugasundaram

Good day Book Lovers,


I am attracting Short Stories Collections these days it seems. Here is another Short Stories collection by Author Shyamala Shanmugasundaram in her debut Book: Stories In a Satchel.
Shyamala is a good friend, book lover, prolific writer, has penned and published many children stories.Stories In a Satchel is her debut book for older audience.


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Story:

Tanna is getting married in a months time. The family of mother and 2 sons is on an agenda to get the house clean. They discover a satchel filled with undelivered letters. 26 of them. The satchel belonged to their deceased father who was a postman. Why were the letters not posted? What happens when Tanna posts the letters? How will it affect the recipients after receiving letters which are a decade late?

What I liked:

Strong punch in each story.

Simple and good language. Short and crisp stories.

Varied emotions and circumstances covered. Hence we get to meet multiple characters and understand their nuances.

Simple way of highlighting the olden ways or trends which were present a decade ago. Smooth transition from flashback and present situations.

The stories show the Circle of life or how Karma works. Beautifully.

I also liked the background story about the postman and why the letters were never posted. Also how irony works.

Some of the stories I liked were: A Librarian's Love story , Xylo Xacuti, Bully No.1, Chain Mail, Second Chance and many more.

What I wanted more:

Most stories had a dark or gloomy air to them. Many stories had incidents which are crimes gone unnoticed or atrocities which need punishment/justice. I was fuming when reading these stories.
The Author has tried to give a realistic ending to each story but I couldnt stop thinking of those incidents.

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