Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Spotlight: Freefall by Jana Williams

Greetings Book lovers,
I would like to introduce on my blog today, an International Author: Jana Williams and her new Book Series: Freefall (The Amalie Noether Chonicles Book 1).

A Science Fiction genre with Action and Adventure packed. The blurb got me interested and I started reading the Sample chapters which I have never done before. I cant remember if I have read a Science fiction book since school times. This one sure gets me thinking about it at odd times ;)

Like Jana quotes in her book, We can invent lot of things to save the planet but We first must change ourselves for it.

Let me give you more details of the book. Buy on: Amazon



 Book: Freefall by Jana Williams

Blurb:
The deep-space transport ship, the Vera Rubin, is light years from Earth when botanist Elle Silver begins to question the use of their space-travel drug, HCH.  Elle notices a growing number of her friends and fellow colonists awaken from their 90-day sleep cycles exhibiting a variety of negative side-effects and she begins to believe the drug is the culprit.  Some of the effects are minor, dry eyes and lack of appetite. Other symptoms are a bigger concern on a tiny ship packed with colonists.

With each sleep cycle completed, more and more colonists awaken both confused and barely concealing a simmering rage - rage that could be a catastrophe on a ship as crowded as the Vera Rubin.  Elle needs proof, but she also needs a plan. If the drug that allows them to travel deep space is at fault, what then?  Elle and her friends Ashok, Achebe and Jin-Hai are pressed to their limits to find a solution to their problem before the ship erupts into chaos... with light years left to travel.

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 Book: Freefall by Jana Williams
A quote from the book. Such a profound thought. 

About the Author:
 Book: Freefall by Jana Williams

Jana Williams is certain that fiction can change peoples lives - especially women and girls.  Her own life story is testimony to that fact.  One of five daughters, she was raised by a single-mom who placed a high value on reading and storytelling.

Like most writers, Jana’s adventurous spirit has taken her from job to job, absorbing stories, cultures and customs as she worked.  She has been a high-speed motion picture photographer, a VFX coordinator and ‘post coordinator’ in the film industry, and worked in the publishing trade as a bookseller - a publishers rep and now an author.

But her first love is reading…. and with each book of the Freefall trilogy sold Jana will donate funds to Literacy agencies around the world whose work is to bring the joy of reading to others.

Enjoy a good adventure story and help others learn to read at the same time ! Explore space and start the adventure of Freefall.

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 Book: Freefall by Jana Williams

Advance Praise for Freefall:

"I loved this book. It was a real page-turner. I can't wait for the sequel."
Frances K.

"Freefall is smart, funny and utterly engaging. A really good adventure story with a strong female lead."
Darach S.

"I loved this book.... Jana is a wonderful writer who has created characters that grab you and won’t let go!
lMarg G.


Do read the book. Leave a generous review on Amazon for her. Thank you in advance. 

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Spotlight: The Girl Child by De.B. Dubois

Good day !
A thought provoking topic and book. Author De.B.Dubois has a strong voice to her writing. Lets get to know more about her latest book: The Girl Child.



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The Girl Child
by
De. B. Dubois

Blurb
Growing up as a strong-headed single child with a privileged upbringing in Calcutta, Devi has learned much from her surroundings. Her childhood memories are filled with mixed emotions – especially as she remains angry with her mother and the hypocrisy of women in India. On an unexpected journey home, she encounters reality – new stories and experiences of strangers, as well as friends. It has been years since she left Calcutta, yet the city’s untold stories haunt her. This time Devi is back in town to solve issues and above all, through some painful and hard revelations, to make peace with those she can.

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About the author
De.B. is an ordinary person with her daily struggles of being fun and peppy; as all those heavy readings on sociology, philosophy, history, art and culture have done her sombre. – Not that she is complaining, – however when things do get too hectic, her escape solutions are: long walks through nature trails with her adopted Maltese, a good glass of absinthe from Val-de-Travers, and creating visual arts. Her friends best describe De.B. Dubois as, – ‘the hermit’.
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Spotlight: Killer Moves by Varsha Dixit

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Varsha Dixit's new book in a new genre: Killer Moves is a Romantic Thriller. It has amassed many 4 & 5 star reviews. Let's get to know more about the book.


 Book: Killer Moves by Varsha Dixit
Killer Moves
by
Varsha Dixit
 Book Killer Moves by Varsha Dixit
Blurb
Everyone has a secret. Aisha Khatri has many!  Aisha’s life is seemingly mundane on the surface-she writes for television and takes care of her niece Kiara and her retired father. But when Kiara’s life is threatened during a modeling assignment for the famous Kabir Rana, once a suspect for his wife’s murder, the only way Aisha can save Kiara is by accepting the unique ability she has aggressively resisted all her life.  But Aisha is not the only one with secrets. There are others who have secrets and will kill to keep them. Aisha is determined to protect Kiara even if it means placing herself in the crosshairs of a depraved killer who butchers beautiful girls and leaves them as grotesque displays.  Is Kiara a target of a serial killer or is the killer closer to home-and Aisha’s heart?  Who is Kabir Rana? An elusive and moody fashion photographer burdened with a dark past or a murderer who got away?  How will Aisha save Kiara from a killer who is several steps ahead of an entire city’s police force? When the dead come calling, will Aisha answer?  From the bustling streets of Goa to the beautiful palaces of Sirsa, Killer Moves is a fast-paced, gripping, romantic suspense tale with strong thriller and supernatural elements. 

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About the author
Varsha Dixit, the best selling author of six successful contemporary romance books. Her debut book, Right Fit Wrong Shoe was a national bestseller for the year 2010. Varsha was a part of the Indian Television Industry and worked as an assistant director and online editor. She considers herself a dreamer who thinks deep but writes light. Even though creativity is gender free,Varsha feels blessed and enriched to be a woman.Currently, with her family, Varsha resides in CA, USA.
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

Greetings People,
Introducing a new author D.R.Downer with his book The Time is Now. D.R.Downer is not debut author but a seasoned one and has till now 6 books to his name or more. I loved this book and will surely recommend you read his works for some fresh writing.




Story:
Retired army officer Abhilash Banerjee is running a bookstore in the sleepy town of Kasauli. He is an avid reader. A customer shakes up his view about youngsters these days and their knowledge. Who is this young female customer? Why does he feel he knows her?

What I liked:
As the author repeatedly has mentioned this book was an experiment. He has written it in a screenplay format and not like a typical novel. I liked this experiment. Please do not feel apologetic Author D.R.Downer. It is a fresh way of reading a story.

When the dialogues came up, I could visualize myself sitting for play with the actors enacting the scenes on stage and the emotions palpable even from a distance. I had goosebumps when Victor the store manager points out the obvious to Abhilash.

The language is smooth and good. The story though short flows smoothly.

The characters are just 4 and play their part well. The army and gentleman demeanor was endearing. Its hard to find it these days and I am sure ladies love it. Nainika comes across as a well balanced, opinionated, knowledgeable young lady. Loved her spunk and her wise cracks at Victor.

The bookstore atmosphere and talk of literature makes me want to go to a library to sit and read. I did just that few days ago :)

What I wanted more:
Bigger story. It will make a full fledged, well fleshed out novel. I would want to read it even though I know the story.

Keep going D.R.Downer. You are a new author on the block here to stay. Keep writing !

Please do buy his book(s) and leave a review. Thank you in advance:)



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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Book Review: Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day everyone!
As promised, review of Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman. I have read the shorter version of this story in Matches made in heaven. So was excited to read a full fledged novel on the same plot. Loved it.

Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman



Story:
Surekha, the eldest daughter of a carpenter teaches in a Public School. She doesnt have plan on getting married. The dowry culture is so rooted that she or her parents cant will not be able to get even one daughter married. So she has made peace with it and loves her life nevertheless. That doesn't mean she doesn't have men drooling after her.
Ameya, the only son of a millionaire is a farmer by education and career choice. He is a forward thinking young man. He is doing good by society terms. The apple of his parents eye. He has them wound around his little finger.
Surekha and Ameya meet at his friends wedding where she is the choreographer. She dances right into Ameya's heart. She knows a relationship with Ameya will be a dream come true but will never materialize.
Ameya's belief that his parents will agree to his idea of marrying Surekha are crashed by his parents.

Should they forget each other? Is there an alternate way so that love can win over such societal norms?  Buy the book to find out yourself :)

What I liked:
The Bihari tone and essence has been set perfectly in the characters and story background.
It is evident powerfully throughout the book. The stubbornness, the dowry tradition which they feel is the birth right of the grooms family, disregard for education,  discrimination in treating sons and daughters, the race and caste divide, stalking and leering at women or girls is ok, etc all gives you the feel of watching a Bihar oriented Bollywood movie.

I liked the characters portrayal. All have them have perfect bases to show why they are that way with enough background covered. Each carried their parts perfectly.

The story language and flow is smooth. The love scenes are few but descriptive and bold considering a small town girl and boy love story ;)

The twist at the end was good. I also loved how Misharaji was handled and his kite was set afloat. Sorry dont Know the English proverb for patang katt gayi :D

The ending promises a Book 2 in this series. Eagerly waiting to read it.

What I wanted more:
I would have loved if the bride's parents reputation was kept intact till the end. I have a suggestion Sundari of how that could have been possible. But then again it would be another story. ;)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Spotlight: Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day people !
I am reading Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman. This story and the way Sundari narrates it, is very different from her usual style. I am trying to get out time to finish it. Till I post the review, you can know more about the book here.

Grab the Book:  Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman

(The Groom Series #1)
by
Sundari Venkatraman

 Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman


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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

 Author Sundari Venkatraman

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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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Book Review: The Proposal by MV Kasi

Greetings People !
I am pleasantly surprised after reading The Proposal by MV Kasi. If you have read any of her other books, you will be too :D.
Let me tell you why in a review ;)



Story:
Nandani Mahasena is a princess in real life albeit living in the 21st centuary. She is coaxed, cajoled and emotionally blackmailed into marrying a suitor in two weeks who will pay off the debts Nandini's father has amassed by gambling. Nandini, is a head strong woman who has built her own life and a company which she works hard for. She lives life on her terms and marrying a stranger is unthinkable for her. The groom is handsome and a successful businessman hailing from a jewellers family. The way he proposes touches Nandini's heart. In usual circumstances, her parents wouldnt have let the groom enter their crumbling palace unless he was from a royal lineage. But now the conditions are different.
Will Nandini accept the proposal? What will the groom gain by paying off Nandini's father's debts? Is there some other angel to the story?
Find out by buying and reading the story.

What I liked:
 It is a clean romance and a short story. These two points in themselves are surprising considering MV Kasi's writing :)
I love MV Kasi's novels. They are big books with a fast paced story mixed with erotic episodes. So this short story was a complete pleasant surprise.

I loved it. It is a complete story within its short span. The excitement, suspense is throughout the story.

The characters are few but each powerfully portrayed. The language is good. Story flow is smooth and compact.
The royal atmosphere is prominent in the story. Even in this short story MV Kasi has brought out strong woman protagonist with thought provoking values. She has a knack for getting out societal norms which are laughable in this age but we still follow them blindly.

Loved how she has made it a cliff hanger. Waiting for the full fledged novel of this one, MV Kasi :)

What I wanted more:
The closure for the hook at the end of the story. I want to read the next part of the story soon.


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