Saturday, October 5, 2019

Book Review: More Unfairy Tales by T.F.Carthick

Greetings fellow humans,
I just finished reading More Unfairy Tales by T.F.Carthick, the sequel to Unfairy Tales. I loved the Unfairy Tales. So I was eager to read this one.

 Book: More Unfairy Tales by T F Carthick

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Story:
More Unfairy Tales is collection of 5 stories. They are anything but Fairy Tales. Hence the name Unfairy Tales.  Buy the book to know how: More Unfairy Tales by TF Carthick

What I liked:
Unconventional thinking. A different perspective to look at the fairy tales we have been hearing for generations.

The stories make you think of all the possible twists and end to the stories. Carthick's stories make you think at everything you know from a new angel.

The clean language was good to read. The 5 unfairy tales are the ones we have been reading since we were little children but with a different perspective.

I looked at the Book Cover more closely after reading the book. Now I knew what thought went when making the Book Cover.

What I wanted more:
Crisp story line for each story. I found the stories rambling around. Too many details added. It was as if someone was writing their mental chatter and hence the stories just went on and on.

I still love the first book. Hope to read more of T.F.Carthick's books. All the best.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Spotlight: You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas

Good day!
Introducing a Crime, Thriller and Mystery novel You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas.
This book has crossed all the records within few days of its launch and is still going strong. You need to read the raving reviews it is still getting. I am late in posting this Spotlight. But I needed to do it. Main reason: The Proceeds from this book will go to Project Why and Chhanv foundation.

Damyanti is a power house of a woman. She is a blogger I have followed from the beginning of my Blogging journey (since 2007). If you read her blogs, you will feel warm and fuzzy inside. She is doing tremendous amount work in supporting orphan children through Project why and Acid Attack survivors through: Chhanv with #StopAcidAttacks.

I am honoured to shine the Spotlight on her debut novel: You Beneath Your Skin published by Simon & Schuster India



 Book: You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas



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Blurb: 

Lies. Ambition. Family. 

It’s a dark, smog-choked New  Delhi winter. Indian American single mother Anjali Morgan juggles her  job as a psychiatrist with caring for her autistic teenage son. She is  in a long-standing affair with ambitious Police Commissioner Jatin Bhatt  – an irresistible attraction that could destroy both their lives. 

Jatin’s  home life is falling apart: his handsome and charming son is not all he  appears to be, and his wife has too much on her plate to pay attention  to either husband or son. But Jatin refuses to listen to anyone, not  even the sister to whom he is deeply attached. 
 
Across  the city there is a crime spree: slum women found stuffed in trash bags,  faces and bodies disfigured by acid. And as events spiral out of  control Anjali is horrifyingly at the centre of it all.

In  a sordid world of poverty, misogyny, and political corruption, Jatin  must make some hard choices. But what he unearths is only the tip of the  iceberg. Together with Anjali he must confront old wounds and uncover  long-held secrets before it is too late.


 Book: You Beneath Your Skin


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About the Author:

 Author Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas lives in Singapore, and works with Delhi's underprivileged children as part of Project Why, a charity that promotes education and social enhancement in underprivileged communities. Her short stories have been published in magazines in the US, UK, and Asia, and she helps edit the Forge Literary Magazine. You can find her on her blog and twitter.

Do please buy the book, read it and leave your review on Amazon and Goodreads. Lets support a good cause.


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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Spotlight: The Magician by Sonia Rao

Good day people !
Join me in welcoming Book: The Magician by Sonia Rao. Lets find out more about the story of lives of three women as they try to find the meaning of True Love.

 Book: The Magician by Sonia Rao


 Book: The Magician by Sonia Rao


Blurb


Fashion designer Sasha Kapoor always felt she'd missed out on love as she had an arranged marriage. And when her husband turns up at their 15th-anniversary party with a strange woman, she knows that her marriage is dying. With constant surprises and disasters to contend with, will Sasha ever get a chance at true love?

Shantha is much sought after for her tarot card readings on love, but can’t seem to help her own love life with a string of broken relationships behind her. Now, sparks are flying between her and a sexy bartender but will this relationship fizzle out too?

Young professionals Nilima and her husband are so besotted with each other, they give the word ‘soulmate’ a complex. Theirs is a match made in heaven…till tragedy strikes.

The Magician is a heart-warming story of these three dynamic women as they discover the meaning of true love through loss and longing.


Thoughts from the Author, Sonia Rao

Who is a Magician? If it is a Tarot Card, then it the Major Arcana card in the deck and symbolizes life-changing issues.

 But if it is a person, then it is Sasha, the main protagonist of my novel, The Magician. In this urban, contemporary romance, fashion designer Sasha, who caught within a loveless marriage, now seeks true love. It is also Shantha and Nilima who face their own challenges in love and try to rise above them.

 It is also every woman. This is because, as Shantha says to Sasha in the book, “Imagination is your strength. You have the power to visualize and then manifest what you want. You are the Magician.” Each one of us is The Magician because we hold within ourselves the power to create the life of our dreams.

But how did this cover happen? There is a lovely story behind it. While researching the many tarot decks online, I saw this card on the Attic Shoppe website and I knew at once that this was my “Sasha.”

Go back and have a look at the cover again. Doesn’t it just grip you too? Part practical, part whimsical, part traditional, part digital, this card, like the book, is a labour of love.

The designer, Bethalynne Bajema, created this card for her Black Ibis Tarot card deck.  The love she put in is very evident in the vibe one gets from it. Every time I see it, I am inspired to bring a touch of magic to the everyday routines of mundane life.

Carrying on the serendipity, Bethalynne immediately and graciously agreed to my request to make this card my book cover. Such generosity is hard to come by and I believe it is the Universe’s way of saying “you’re right on track.”  


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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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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Book Review: The Missing Fairy Princess by Walter Salvadore Pereira

Good day People !
Here is my latest Book Review for the book: The Missing Fairy Princess by Walter Salvadore Pereira





Get ready to be transported into another realm or dimension with surreal landscapes and inhabitants. The land where Humans, Fairies, Witches, Animals and Flying carpets all live together in harmony. But an unfortunate event uncovers many more evil plans. When one of the Twin Fairy Princess gets kidnapped, there is hunt all over for her. But the Princess is untraceable. Who can help find the Fairy Princess? Why was she kidnapped? Who is behind this devilish crime?
Buy, read and get to know :)

 Book: The Missing Fairy Princess by Walter Salvadore Pereira




Story:
THE MISSING FAIRY PRINCESS is the story of a fairy princess pitted against a powerful witch. The witch learns from her crystal ball about an imminent threat from a fairy princess wearing a pink tiara. To ward off that threat, she kidnaps the fairy princess, wipes her memory clean and then turns her into a two-year-old girl. Unfortunately for the culprit, she has goofed up by kidnapping the wrong fairy princess, Merlyn, instead of Ashlyn, her twin. To add to her misfortune, the hunt for the Missing Princess is growing stronger. The search party includes Powerful Good witches of the Kingdom, Princess Ashlyn and more members as they unearth the wrong doings of this evil witch.

Will Ashlyn be able to solve the mystery of her missing twin and stop the cunning witch in her evil plot? Find out in the book which is an interesting mix of magical realism and whodunit.
Buy the book: The Missing Fairy Princess by Walter Salvadore Pereira

What I liked:
As I mentioned in the beginning, the virtual transportation into another surreal realm or dimension. Apart from Harry Potter, I haven't read any books from this genre-Fantasy. I was pleasantly surprised while reading this book. Even though the book is about a non-existential world, Author Walter Pereira  makes its seem life-like.

The book has a sweet, lovely, peaceful atmosphere all along. Something like being in the magical land of Disney pictures. I was actually imagining it like how a Disney movie would play.

The Book Cover grabbed my attention when I first saw it. The little girl with the tiara. Her green eyes. The cute puppy. Fairy in the background and a witch with a crystal ball. Perfect setting of the book depicted.

The Premise of the book was intriguing. I had a doubt if I would like a book from this genre. But I was proved wrong. I loved the book :) Thank you, Author Walter Pereira for writing this book.

This book isnt necessarily just for kids. If you believe in Magic & love. This book is for you :) It is suitable for 10+ yr old kids and adults.

The language is super simple and clean. I felt indulged to be reading good English with a fast-paced story plot. The pace of the story is fast and there is not a single dull moment. It covers so many details, plots, characters, places, etc. The book is cramped with information like the Volumes of Magic Mantras the Maharani had written in.
Sorry, trying not to give out spoilers. ;)

The human psychology in beautifully weaved into the story plot. The characters are plenty and the Author has taken pains to give full history about each of them and their connection in the story. Hence as I mentioned the book is cramped with information. Information overload :)

I loved all the Witches in the story. Even the evil ones. Each had a strong character and personality. This was an all Females story. Except for the King and Mayor. Am I correct?
I loved how the solutions were thought of.

The story gallops away. Every chapter there is a new aspect unraveling. Twists are plenty.
The end is a little predictable and is a cliff hanger. But I loved how the pieces join together to solve the mystery of The Missing Fairy Princess.

What I wanted more:
A sequel or Book 2 to tie the loose ends in the story.

A mix of pace in the story. The fast pace along with so many characters and events makes the reader a little dizzy :D Thankfully we were not flying on the magic carpet. The reading of the book gave that feeling. So I would have liked a little slowing down and then picking up of pace intermittently.

The character names were a little complicated and similar sounding. But it was fun. Made you feel like being the land of Classic books with big names for characters.

Overall, I loved the book. Hats off to Author Walter Pereira for penning such a big story in one book. Hope to read more of your books.

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 Author Walter Salvadore Pereira
Author Walter Salvadore Pereira 

About the Author:

After spending over 25 years in the Middle East, the author now leads a retired life.  He lives with his wife and son in Thane, the twin city of Mumbai.  He has commenced a new journey as an author at a late stage in life and at the age of 75, has three works of fiction to his credit, all self-published.

The first book titled “This Nightmare is for Real” was a fast-paced sci-fi story, wherein a scientist is relentlessly hounded by a powerful mafia with the aim of stealing his invention.  In an edge-of-the-seat suspense, he single-handedly defeats the mafia.  The Second book titled “Bheem – The Saga of Madhavpur” relates to medieval India where an ambitious king having assembled a powerful army conquers three of his neighbouring kingdoms.  The rivals come together under the leadership of King Bheem of Madhavpur and the story is all about their counter-offensive. The current book “The Missing Fairy Princess” is a new concept fairy tale primarily aimed at audiences in the age groups of 9 to 18+, but as the adage goes “There is a child within each of us” and this book is meant to pamper that child.  My latest book is titled “The Carnivore has a Heart’ and is based on the non-ending cross-border terrorism faced by India. This story has a memorable ending where a braveheart officer of the Indian military intelligence wins the day for his country although at great personal cost and should appeal to all lovers of action thrillers.



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Friday, July 12, 2019

Book Review: The Clockmaker by Paromita Goswami

Greetings People !
I have read a Paranormal book after ages. Wow, it actually made me sit up and wait to see what happened next. The Clockmaker by Paromita Goswami is Book 1 of The Jungle series. If Book 1 was so interesting as well as spine tingling, I am more than eager to read the next books in the series.




Know about Book 1 at: Spotlight: The Clockmaker (Jungle Series Book1) by Paromita Goswami


Story:
Ashish Gupta is a clockmaker with a long lineage. He has mastered the art from his father. His father learnt it from his father and so on. The family has a good reputation and holds this family profession in the highest regard. The family name and profession is just helping Ashish make ends meet. His wife Lata the only daughter from a wealthy family takes help from her father for her financial needs. Their son Vicky, a speed fanatic is spoilt by his grandparents. Lata has an arch enemy in Rashmi who used to be her best friend and now both try to compete by showing off their wealth. Vicky is least interested in taking up the family profession of Clock making and has a crush on Kavya  his classmate.
Ashish on the other hand is tormented by nightmares. Some days he cant understand what is reality and when he is hallucinating. The black hooded man in his nightmares keeps asking for the time piece his father gave him. Ashish is frustrated completely with his life and destiny.
He discovers the power of the timepiece and when disaster strikes he use the time piece to change the Time.
But can he succeed in changing his destiny? Can anyone Cheat Time?

I was very much intrigued by this premise. Are you? Then buy the book :





What I liked:

The sheer ease with which one is transported from a small shop in East Delhi to the dark chilly forest in Ashish's nightmares.
Loved the time travels from the lavish living Ashish manipulated into his destiny to how destiny makes you a cripple in the literal sense.

The entire story shows how Destiny and Time is already planned out for each of us. We are mere puppets. Also Karma comes back every time. No excuses.

This story has many facets and I loved how Author Paromita has delved into each of them.

There are stories and incidents within one another. I loved how each layer unraveled.
After a point, you stop trying to guess what will happen next coz its totally different.

I was expecting to get nightmares and shiver while reading the book as is the case with Paranormal books I have read earlier. I had planned to rush through it.

This one only made me look forward to read it when I got a few minutes of free time.

It was actually interesting to read this story. Albeit with a spine tingling suspense around like a heavy fog throughout the story.

The characters were perfect in each time space and portrayed real human emotions. Few characters and a tight script. The language was simple and clean. The flow of story consistent.

Some parts were super gory and scary. I liked how the grandfathers and fathers revealed the secret and tried to help Ashish through the nightmares.

I am now thankful for having a good, normal life and ease of getting sleep every night. My heart just went out to all those people who suffer from insomnia and releated mental ailments.


What I wanted more:
When the story ended, I thought I will know the answers but more questions are circling my head now.
The second shadow was a surprise. Also how Vicky met his destiny in both stories was interesting. I shuddered at each time :(


Author Paromita, I am going to have a quizzical expression when I meet you next. :D Too many questions. But super interested to know the next book(s) in the series.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Book Blitz: Man Friday by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day Everyone,
Let us check out the latest book by Sundari Venkatraman with this drool worthy cover and an equally amusing Title ;)
Introducing Man Friday by Sundari Venkatraman. Know more below:

 Book: Man Friday by Sundari Venkatraman


 Book: Man Friday by Sundari Venkatraman

Print Length: 161 pages
Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published) 
Publication Date: May 24, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Genre: Romance

Rituraj realises he’s in love with the Gaekwad princess, Sitara Devi. The timing is slightly wrong though. Just ten minutes ago Sitara Devi married Harishchandra Gajanan. All of seventeen and nursing a badly bruised heart, Rituraj takes up boxing, hoping to build his strength and heal his wounded soul.

When destiny gives them a second chance, hope springs in his heart.

Rituraj grabs the opportunity of becoming Sitara’s bodyguard-cum-assistant. He’s the only man in her life but he’s just her Man Friday. Since his father was merely an employee of Sitara’s father, will he even be considered as a prospective life partner for the Gaekwad princess? 

Sitara, and Rituraj are crazily attracted to each other, yet they are unable to move forward. So where is the hitch? Why the fear in taking the relationship to the next level?

Class Barriers! Debauchery! Sexual Perversion!

It looks like ‘Ne’er the twain shall meet’. 

Read the book to find out if Sitara eventually gets together with her Man Friday.  

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



 Author Sundari Venkatraman

Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 43 titles (39 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, June 20, 2019

Book Blitz: I am the 10th by D.R.Downer

Good day!
New book launched by Author D.R.Downer : I Am The 10th. This is a multi-genre, action packed novel. History, Mythology all mixed together. Get to know more details about it.


 Book: I am the 10th by D.R.Downer




 Book: I am the 10th by D.R.Downer

Genre:

Modern, historical fiction


Blurb:


Sarah, a happily married lady from New Delhi, India, wakes up one fine morning in an unknown place. It’s not her home, not her city; it’s not even her country. 

What is she doing there? How did she reach there? Where is her family?

Her search to all these questions takes her on a journey, a long journey that started way back in the 3rd century BC, a journey where she finds out that everything she thought she knew about her- her marriage, husband, family, home, India, even her name- was a lie. 

Will she be able to find out the truth? More importantly, will she be able to handle the truth if she finds it out?

Come and join Sarah on her journey that will take you to 300 BC and back. Witness the biggest and the deadliest battle ever in the history of mankind that could well spell the end of humanity and the end of this world. Experience the might of the ancient Shastras and Astras, like Naag Pash, Brahma Kavach, and Narayan Astra. 

Based in modern times, ‘I Am The 10th’ is the story of one of the oldest, and arguably the mightiest cults that originated in India during the 3rd century BC.

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About the author

 Author D.R.Downer

D.R. Downer is a writer, author, editor, and a ghostwriter. He has penned more than 37 books so far, 16 of which have been published under his own name, with the rest being ghostwriting projects. Although he has written books in varied genres, his favourite genre is mystery and suspense and he has already published 5 books in the same.

After completing his B.E. (Mechanical) and M.B.A (Marketing), Downer started his professional journey as an Executive in the sales department of a UK based organization. Since then, he had changed over and handled many roles and responsibilities in the Marketing & Customer Service departments across industries. He finally shifted over to Advertising and spent a good 11 years in the same. Later on, he found writing was his true calling, and now he spends hours glued to his laptop and wonders if his wife can sue him for cheating on her with his laptop.

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