Thursday, November 27, 2014

Book Review: Playing with Fire by Devika Fernando

Good day People,
What is your Super Power?
Everyone has a special ability, but seldom we know or acknowledge it?

This book will make you think hard about yours?
Read the blurb on our Spotlight post

Felicia is a normal girl with a fire core inside her. She has been trying to hide it & lead a normal life without harming anyone. Till Joshua comes along. Joshua emits coolness, Norse god looks, statue like face giving away nothing going on in his mind. They both feel a strong pull towards each other. Joshua helps Felicia understand that she is denying herself a normal life by trying to ignore & hide her super power. If she can control the power she need not worry about harming herself or anyone. He is her teacher, she accepts reluctantly at first & then realizes they are meant to be together. But does Joshua feel so? What will happen if she looses control? How will their love & life struggle to appear normal work out?

What I liked:
Mind power. Know your true strength. Philosophy. Work & hone your powers. All these ring true for me even if they are to some Fiction. So I liked the way Devika has portrayed her characters handling all this. How first Felicia is scared even acknowledging her power which she feels can only harm. Joshua's calm mentor type instructions which are hard hitting but true. The rush you feel when these two characters get too close for their own safety. The picturisation of the dragon, gets you imagining one in real life or from the movies Hobbit.

What I want more:
The turn of events at the end were too confusing & seemed far fetched. I would have liked Felicia triumph over her power, Joshua start leading a normal life & open up to feelings,.... Ok, but thats my view ;) I wanted to see how Felicia leads a normal life, how she uses her power, how she is appreciated for her power, both of them leading a great loving life together....

If you read till the last letter of the book, you will see all of Devika's upcoming works which are many & really interesting from the short blurb's given.

So go on & get yourself a copy of this book. Read it. Let your dragon fly. Let us know how you liked the book.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Spotlight: Playing with fire by Devika Fernando

Hello Readers,
Here we are again introducing you to a different kind of Romance novel by Devika Fernando: Playing with Fire.

This book is hosted as blog tour by The Book Club.
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Playing With Fire
Devika Fernando

The Blurb
 If you’re playing with fire, prepare to get burned – or to fall in love.

Sparks fly when Felicia and Joshua meet. Discovering her inner fire and unleashing unimaginable powers makes her realize that all her life, she has been hiding her true self. When buildings burn and people are in danger, the tempting game of playing with fire becomes serious. Will their love and desperate struggle for control save her life, or will the fire magic turn itself against its mistress?

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Meet 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 are sweet, yet deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust. She draws inspiration from everyone and everything in life. Besides being a romance novel author, she works as a self-employed German web content writer, as a translator, and as a faithful servant to all the cats, dogs, fish and birds in her home. 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. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or thinking about writing.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Book Review: The Runaway Bridegroom by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day readers,
Here we are after the Diwali festival, back with a bang :)
We have been reading & researching books to bring to you. Right now Hot on our plate is the Review of The Runaway Bridegroom by Sundari Venkatraman. Do read the Spotlight, that will help stop your imagination from running away hearing the title of the book ;)

Sundari Venkatraman

Veerendra is thirteen all set to be married to Chanda who is eight years old, in an arranged marriage set up by both the families residing in Rajasthan. Veera hatches up the plan to runaway from the marriage, but is able to execute it only after the deed is done. This leaves both families in the lurch, child bride Chanda without a husband, Veera's family humiliated, Chanda's family out of shame relocates to Jaipur... all the while no one has any knowledge of Veera's whereabouts. Soon grown up Chanda completes her studies, lands a job as trainee at RS Software in Delhi and falls for the handsome CEO Ranveer. Add to the mirch masala is Ranveer's hot secretary Shikha who is set on winning the rich boss & get her life set. But Abhimanyu, Ranveer's second-in-command has his heart set on her, who will win? Now Chanda's parents are on a hunting spree to find Veera with the hope given by an astrologer that Veera and Chanda will get back together. Chanda wants to confront Ranveer with her feelings only after she is a free woman, her brothers agree to help. Is Ranveer interested in her? How can Chanda be true to her feelings for Ranveer and respect her family's wishes? All the while, has Veera been found, who is he, where is he? Stop running away errant bridegroom !

What I liked:
Sundari's signature style of Indian values, characters who are believable/relate able, happily-ever after endings, feel good stories, morals. The chemistry is buzzing full on ;) The story plot is gripping. It is well fleshed out. Apart from the hero heroine, Shikha, Abhimanyu, Samrat, Ram, Lakshman, Jeetu, Dadaji are all real like. Hats off too Shikha's tenacity & her guts. Sundari has used some real hard words in this one, unlike Sundari :D

What I want more:
More to the ending, more details, more chemistry ;) In real life if there were hunks for boss who were real marriage material then there would be so many love stories, but we will suffice with Sundari's novels for the time being :D

Kudos Sundari for another beautiful romance novel. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more novels from you.

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Other books by Sundari:
The Malhotra Bride
Double Jeopardy

Sundari has on offer a set of  her 3books, Check them out !

Come back soon readers we are getting some more books for you to read. Till then keep reading.

Bye. Take care.