Sunday, July 12, 2020

Book Blitz: Made in China by Parinda Joshi

Good day!
Introducing a Book which is getting made into a Movie. It starrs Rajkumar Rao. Definitely a must watch and read too. Lets get to know: Made in China by Parinda Joshi







Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
Language: English
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Dark Comedy

Raghu Mehta is a desperate man. His handicraft imports business has unexpectedly collapsed, cash is drying out quickly, his wife thinks he is a loser, and society considers him irrelevant. Meanwhile, his closest friends and family all seem to be running flourishing businesses and living luxurious lives in the diamond capital of India. 

A trip to China to scout a new business offers a glimmer of hope. But a far cry from the lucrative consumer goods he had in mind, Raghu gets sucked into the black-market trade in the back alleys of Beijing. Everything about this new opportunity goes against his god-fearing, vegetarian, middle-class mindset can he quash his natural instincts to make a success of it?

Darkly comical, Made in China is a soul-stirring and thrilling entrepreneurial journey of a man willing to do anything he can to make it big.

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"Parinda Joshi is the author of 4 novels. Live From London (Rupa & Co.), Powerplay (Fingerprint!), Made In China (HarperCollins) and an upcoming one, also to be published HarperCollins). She’s also contributed to a short story anthology The Turning Point: Best Of Young Indian Writers (Wisdom Tree) and several online publications including GQ India and The South Asian Times (New York).

Parinda was born and raised in Ahmedabad and later immigrated to Los Angeles where she navigated the challenges of starting life from scratch in an unfamiliar milieu, enriching herself with an MS in computer science, testing her limits and redefining herself. She now resides in Silicon Valley where leads growth analytics for a startup in the fashion industry, is mother to her precocious mini-me, a lover of modern poetry, fitness enthusiast, an avid traveler and photographer and a humor junkie.

Her M.O. is best described by Maya Angelou’s quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Spotlight: Until A Day After Forever by Vash Karuppa

Greetings everyone,
Let us welcome a Debut Author: Vash Karuppa with her Debut Book Series: Keshavam Connections.
Today we are shining the Spotlight on her latest book: Until A Day After Forever which is Book 2 in the series.

Until A Day After Forever by Vash Karuppa


Come and join me in knowing this book more:




Blurb:

She was trying to escape her past. He was offering her a future she craved. Can the power of family and friendship help them get their happily ever after?

Kaiyen Vaswani and Saiesha Menon meet while attending a training programme. Through their unlikely friendship, they develop a strong bond, one they had no way of knowing would become incredibly important to them. While Kaiyen has hopes for a future together, Saiesha’s troubled past compels her to disappear without a goodbye.

Three years later, a strange twist of fate reunites them. While their jobs force them to work closely together during a criminal investigation, their personal lives are entwined through mutual friends.

Initially angry over her abandonment, Kaiyen finds himself unable to get her out of his head and accepts she’s everything he wasn’t looking for. While Saiesha is determined to keep him at an emotionally safe distance, he remains steadfast in his path to rekindle what they shared and show her all the reasons they’re meant to be together.

Just when they think they have a future together, old and new enemies strike. Kaiyen unearths a secret Saiesha’s been hiding from him, one which could tear them apart and completely destroy their lives. Will this rock the foundation of their love and end it all or will they be given the chance of a happily ever after?  
Book 2 in the Keshavam Connections Series.  


Author Vash Kruppa

About the Author:


Vash is a South African author of Indian origin who has been a bookaholic from about the age of five. Her addiction for books grows exponentially on a daily basis, so after spending years concentrating on her role as a corporate executive and a short stint as an entrepreneur, she recently decided to unleash her number one desire i.e. a passion for writing. Whilst books of most genres interest her, it was romance that captured her soul. Her writing portrays the lives and drama of ordinary people who readers can easily relate to. The crux of her stories celebrate the power of true love coupled with the timeless bonds that exist between family and friends while capturing the true essence of diverse cultures. Member of the Romance Writers Organisation of South Africa (ROSA)  

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The Blurb seems interesting, right?
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Book Review: Something Old, Something New by Aarti V Raman, Andaleeb Wajid, Devika Fernando, Neil D'Silva, Preethi Venugopala, Ruchi Singh, Shilpa Suraj



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Good day!
7 Novellas in one book. Too much goodness to devour 😍
Our Author friends had released this Anthology of  Indian Second Chance Novellas called: Something Old, Something New on Valentines Day-14 February 2020. The Blurbs excite you. I have read books by each Author so I was sure I was going to enjoy reading this Short Story collection.
Hence this Review is very late. 5 months late. I would like to apologize to the Authors for the delay.

In this review I will shift from my usual format of Review. I am going to talk about each novella at one time. I loved each story. So let's Dive in.

Warning: Sorry, I talk to characters from books in this way. Get too attached to them. Blame the Authors for it 😉 Read full review to understand what I am saying 😃


To know more about the book, read: Book Blitz: Something Old, Something New - A DRA Production 



No Other Love by Aarti V Raman

The story keeps getting interesting at every step. I would have used the word thrilling but it's a romance story not a thriller. So you get the idea, right? Never a dull moment.
Raw emotions. Turmoil can be felt by the reader. So much that you want to soothe both Vikrant and Anika. The yo yo like emotional swing from love, despair, hopelessness, regret,... pulses through the pages.
The doctor life theme of the story resembles Grey's anatomy series. It shows how doctors are always in their zone and also deal with raw emotions keeping a  poker face for patients and their families. The efforts and hard work put in by doctors while managing their patients, home, studies forms the base of the story. Then layers of each protagonist's past, upbringing, family influence, insecurities, dreams and how it shapes us as human beings is shown. These layers unravel as the story progresses.
I also liked the way the concept of : People change with time and situations, is demonstrated. Each character takes this concept further as the story proceeds. 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Book Blitz: Asherah, The Warrior Princess by Rubina Ramesh

Good day!
Princess who is a Powerful Warrior in Love but bound by duty. Adding to this, narration which makes you feel the pain and love all at the same time in Rubina Ramesh's signature style. Gorgeous cover. Sounds like a Heady mix? 
Yes, to me. I have bought a copy of Asherah, The Warrior Princess by Rubina Ramesh when it released.
Gearing up to read it. Stay tuned for Review soon.

You can read more about the book below. #GrabTheBook and let me know your review.




Print Length: 257 pages
Publication Date: May 21, 2020
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Genre: Romance, Fantasy


Blurb

Bound by duty...Longing for love.

Asherah…
Warrior Princess Asherah's mission is to destroy the cruel godling, Sandor, who was feared both by men and gods. She is forced to seek the help of the ancient God and her husband, Lord El, whom she married at a young age. But there she falls in love with Lord El's stable hand, Hanish.

Hanish…
Hanish knows his limits. He knew falling in love with Asherah was forbidden.

The Love…
They're both bound by duty - one to her kingdom and the other to his master - and so they try their best to fight the growing attraction between them.

Will this forbidden love ever reach fruition? When Asherah discovers the truth about Sandor, will it sabotage her love for Hanish? Or will the truth about her marriage to Lord El destroy her forever?

Caught between three men, Asherah has to travel to her past to know her present. Will her heart finally recognize her true love? Grab a copy of Asherah now to find out.

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Blog Tour by The Book Club of DESTINED by Rubina Ramesh

Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Spotlight: Her Last Letter by Chitrangada Mukherjee

Good day Book Lovers, 
Let's welcome a new Author on the blog today: Chitrangada Mukherjee. She has published 7 books till date and has a growing fan following.
After reading the blurbs of all her books, I am very much tempted to read them all. She Published 3 books (more coming up) in this Lockdown. One busy lady :)

This post shines the Spotlight on her latest book: Her Last Letter.

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Blurb: 

Years ago, Meenakshi had worked under Atharv as a copywriter. He was engaged to 
someone else then, and yet he had pulled her close. When in turn, she tried returning his affection, he had pushed her away. Leaving her devastated.

Years later, Atharv reaches out to her. But, during this time, she has changed. Considerably. And a new man, Karthik has entered her life. Although Atharv was never too far away -- in her mind.

In  Her Last Letter that Meenakshi writes to Atharv, she shares her innermost thoughts, her memories, and her answer to his question, hoping that he will finally see her. The way she saw him.

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Author Bio   

Chitrangada Mukherjee is a published author. Her bestselling book Secret Diary of an Incurable Romantic (published by fingerprint publishers) is in its second edition. Her romance novel, Strange As It May Seem was published by Treeshade Books recently. She also publishes on amazon kindle independently. Some of her popular romance books on kindle include One Moonless Night, One Starry Night and Her Last Letter.
She holds a Master’s degree in History and Marketing Management and has worked as a teacher, news reader, soft skills trainer, quiz show hostess and content specialist for a decade. After she found her true calling in creative writing, few years ago, she turned her energy and drive into making it her full-time occupation.
 
She aims to narrate unique tales, which take the readers on an entertaining journey and sometimes leave them with something to reflect upon. Apart from crafting stories, she also writes on her literary website hersecretbluebook.com 

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Book Blitz: Arjun's Penance by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day!
Arjun's Penance has had us Book lover's of An Autograph for Anjali waiting patiently to be launched. Thank you Sundari Venkatraman for penning it. I am eager to know about this Sequel.
Let's dive in.

To understand my excitement, you need to read my Book Review: An Autograph for Anjali by Sundari Venkatraman 




Print Length: 168 pages
Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published)
Publication Date: March 1, 2020
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Genre: Romance

Young Arjun feels betrayed and heartbroken when his girlfriend of two years dies in an accident. In a moment of agony, he does the worst thing possible...

Ten years later, Kiara walks into the office of the Mathur Group of industries, falling for its managing director, Arjun Mathur, who is a ruthless businessman nowadays, and also completely sworn off women.

While the ethical hacker gathers evidence against the ex-finance director of the company who has been swindling money bigtime, she tries to woo the MD into falling in love with her.

Will Kiara be able to persuade Arjun to break his penance?

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Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author with forty-five titles to her credit, which have sold more than 1.75 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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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Book Review: Love.exe by Manju Nambiar



Good day Book Lovers !
I am feeling super happy. Even you would, after you finish reading a Warm, fuzzy feeling kind of Romance novel. I finished reading Love.exe yesterday night at 4 am. Since then I am feeling super bubbly.
Good Romance novel gives you that Cloud Nine feelings, right? 
There are so many good things in the book, I am sure I will miss some of it.

Buy a copy and try to find some more ;)



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Read the Book Review of Manju Nambiar's First Book: Book Review: The Money Lender by Manju Nambiar

Read my review about the book below.

Story:

Nitya Balakrishnan is an intelligent and only daughter of her parents in Kerala. She has got accepted in the prestigious Stanford University and she is happy to start living the life of her dreams. But destiny has other plans. She is engaged and to be married to Ganpathy who lives in USA. But its not so easy. She departs from India with a broken engagement and parents worried about their little girl with a broken heart. 
She works hard, earns her degree and gets her dream job. But again Cupid has a different plan. It seems this technological geek girl Nitya who has set her heart to work on her career is soon going to get Love.exe installed in her life. She resists firsts. But when she wants to click 'Next' in the Installation process, there needs to be various upgrades and compatibilities tests.

Who is the lucky guy or girl in Nitya's life? What about her career and her life? 
Is the installation of Love.exe successful?

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What I liked:

Like I said, There are so many good things in the book, I am sure I will miss some of it. 

Firstly, this is the Second book by Manju Nambiar that I am reading. She has a knack for taking you along with her on the journey on her pages. Throughout the book I felt like my Little sister's or my best friend's story unfolds before me. I could connect to Nitya and her life. I adored Nitya a lot and then Ganapathy too. As Author Manju Nambiar mentions in Note from the Author, all the characters in this book have become part of my life too.

The behavioral traits for each character was flawless. Nitya's mom was a typical Indian mom, the grandma and aunties too. The father who seldom talks but dotes on his daughter. The mother-in-law who is pulled between traditions and her own love for the kids. The Groom who acts cool but is as perplexed as the bride or doubly so. The friends who know you better than yourself and can drive sense into your brain when it shuts down. 

Nitya is an intelligent girl, hard working and pretty too. I loved her geeky side and loved how she used the algorithms or logic method to solve problems. Pat yourself on the back, Manju. You got me ROFL with the code to confront Ganpathy. I also loved the way Balu explained, how do you know you are in Love. Fantastic analogy and you expertly weaved it into the story too.  Software engineers are going to be proud of you and love this book more :)

Ganpathy, I started falling for him too ;) in the second half of the book when he actually started showing his true self. This guy is a keeper, Nitya I wanted to shake her. My guy has dimples too, so you know why ;)

I relived my courtship period through Nitya. The episodes and incidents were very real and relatable. It made one feel like being in Love. All over again. Thank you Manju for that nostalgic trip. 

The finale and the Drama at the end was totally unexpected and had me laughing loudly at 3:30 am.

I loved the way the Kerala household and their lives are shown. Nitya and her mind's antics are hilarious. No wonder her mom could predict it before and warn her with her glares :D

The journey and hardships of studying, preparing for a foreign country, reaching there, adjusting to the new life, trying to ace the studies and earn your degree along with battling homesickness, loneliness and fear were very well sketched out. I had goosebumps many a times and felt like a protective older sister walking behind Nitya at each step.

The language is so good. The story so well written but long. There was a lull in the story when she is in her second semester but it picked up with a bang once she got the job. Hats off to the home team which comprises of Manju Nambiar's parents, relatives, friends who worked with her to get the book to beautifully cover so many details expertly.

The snippets of life advice and psychology made me gasp towards the 3/4th of the book. Each one was superb. The perils of Social media, true strength of a women is the group of women who support her selflesslessly. 

The true strength of a woman lies in the company of other women who selflessly support, encourage and promote her.
(Page 305). 

I also loved the Trivia section and the methodical way of explaining Tatvamasi. Bowing down to this wisdom.  True Self  love explained beautifully.

The description of each place is vivid. Even in her first book: The Money lender, Author Manju Nambiar transports you to each of the locations. In this book you travel to Nitya's grandma's house, then her room, the Standford university, Yahoo office, Napa Valley, Texas, Ganpathy's little hike.
I also liked how information about various places or topics is quietly added without making it theoretical. 

Full marks to expert Story telling Manju Nambiar. I am going to recommend this book to all my friends and especially Software engineers I know :D

What I wanted more:

Everything was perfect. 
More books from Manju Nambiar ;) that is for sure. 

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