Sunday, December 16, 2018

Spotlight: The Panchatheertha Part 1 by Rajiv Mittal

Greetings Everyone,
After a break we are back.
Introducing the latest book by Rajiv MittalThe Panchatheertha Part 1. This is a Book series. A satirical retelling of The Panchatantra.
I have read Rajiv Mittal's Brahmahatya. The research and his way of retelling the stories is enthralling. 

I am eager to know more about his latest book. Lets get more details here:


 Book: The Panchatheertha Part 1 by Rajiv Mittal


Blurb:
The Panchatheertha (five pilgrimages) is an outrageously funny, satirical revision of sections 1 & 2 of The Panchatantra, the masterpiece Vishnu Sharma wrote between 1200 BCE to 300 CE.  The stories are primarily about statecraft and full of wisdom and morals.  Despite that, youngsters found them very entertaining.  In the tales, animals act and speak on behalf of human beings.  The series begins with a parent story that unfolds story after story; each strung to the other by a narrator.

Vishnu Sharma’s reincarnation Shiva Varma has, in this redraft, revived the ancient Indian tradition of parampara (continuation of knowledge from one guru to the next).  In his excitement, he forgot the younger age group of his shishyas (students).  His characters now try to explain the motives for their actions, also express their feelings; something The Panchatantra had cleverly avoided doing.  Within its pages, animals are still made to think and behave like human beings but have not otherwise been harmed in any way.  

The Panchatheertha was considered lost but the discovery of two altered strategies ‘The Loss of Friends’ and ‘Gaining Friends’ should create hope within the large and growing community that has had considerable success with the first and complete failure with the second.  Those wanting to meet Shiva Varma are hereby informed he dislikes economists, preferring astrology.  He is in samadhi, (seclusion / deep meditation) and not in hiding.

There are many intriguing characters not known to Vishnu Sharma in this adaptation; from a sex consultant plying his trade in the locality Ajilundpenodhoka in district Makasam… to a devadasi (courtesan) wanting to conduct the temple prayers because she is bored… to Sage Narada Muni!  


Bibliophiles are urged to read the original Panchatantra (which Shiva Varma did consider including as an appendix), to truly appreciate the extent to which history gets distorted when it is made to explain itself.  Historically, the appendix has been viewed as a vestigial organ with no real function.  This is why Shiva Varma chose not to include it… or so he claims.


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About the Author:

 Author Rajiv Mittal

I was born in Chennai, India in the early nineteen sixties.  I now live in Melbourne after a stint of several years in the Middle East.  
Writing was a vague aspiration.  It became reality thanks to a stranger who said I reminded him of the main character from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann.  He quoted from it, ‘Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.’


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All the best to Rajiv Mittal for all his books.

Do buy the book, read, leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Thank you in advance :)

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Spotlight: I Exist. Therefore I Am by Shirani Rajapakse

Greetings Book readers,
Introducing a new author Shirani Rajapakse on our blog: with her latest book: I Exist. Therefore I am.
This book is collection of nine stories about women in India. These stories portray the struggles, hardships, discrimation they face for being born in this gender.
Lets get to know the book more:

 Book: I Exist. Therefore I am by Shirani Rajapakse

Blurb:
A newly married woman burns to death. A mother is forced to kill her infant daughter. A young woman with a promising future becomes a slave to a holy man. A recently widowed woman is left on the bank of a river to die. I Exist. Therefore I Am takes you on a journey into the world of women and the trauma they face for simply being.

Moving yet also disturbing, these nine stories set in India are about internal struggles, desperation, vulnerability as well as yearning for something better. It is about secrets, words that cannot be spoken, social restrictions and smiles that don’t quite reach the eyes.

In story after story, Rajapakse portrays the terrible treatment towards women as a result of religious, cultural and tribal taboos placed on them, and the suffering at the hands not just of society but of their own kind.

This is fiction that is created for readers that aren’t afraid to question society and its beliefs and tear open the wounds to heal the soul.

They describe what it means to be women, the helplessness they are confronted with and the unending hope they have for a better future. Will these women’s sacrifices make a difference or will they have been in vain?

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 Author Shirani Rajapakse

About Author: 
Shirani Rajapakse is an internationally published, award winning poet and short story writer. She won the Cha “Betrayal” Poetry Contest 2013 and was a finalist in the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards 2013. Her collection of short stories Breaking News (Vijitha Yapa 2011) was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Award. Her critically acclaimed poetry collection Chant of a Million Women (self published 2017) won the 2018 Kindle Book Awards. It received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Awards and was chosen as an “Official Selection” in the 2018 New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

I Exist. Therefore I Am is her second collection of short stories (self- published, October 2018). Close on the heels of Chant of a Million Women it takes on the theme of women and looks at what it means to be a woman in modern India.

Rajapakse’s work appears in publications around the world including, Flash:The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Litro, Silver Birch, International Times, City Journal, Writers for Calais Refugees, The Write-In, Asian Signature, Moving Worlds, Citiesplus, Deep Water Literary Journal, Mascara Literary Review, Kitaab, Lakeview Journal, Cyclamens & Swords, New Ceylon Writing, Channels, Linnet’s Wings, Spark, Berfrois, Counterpunch, Earthen Lamp Journal, Asian Cha, Dove Tales, Buddhist Poetry Review, About Place Journal, Skylight 47, The Smoking Poet, New Verse News, The Occupy Poetry Project and in anthologies, Fireflies & Fairy Dust: A Fantasy Anthology (Eu-2 2018),  Flash Fiction International (Norton 2015), Ballads (Dagda 2014), Short & Sweet (Perera Hussein 2014), Poems for Freedom (River Books 2013), Voices Israel Poetry Anthology 2012, Song of Sahel (Plum Tree 2012), Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, World Healing World Peace (Inner City Press 2012 & 2014) and Every Child Is Entitled to Innocence (Plum Tree 2012).

She has a BA in English Literature (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka) and a MA in International Relations (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India).


She interviewed, promoted and reviewed books by indie authors on The Writers Space at shiranirajapakse.wordpress.com

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Do buy a copy of the book, read and review it on Amazon & Goodreads. Thank you in advance.

Bye. Take care.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Book Review: The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh

Good day Readers,
One of the latest book by Ruchi Singh: The Bodyguard. I loved the cover. The On-alert lithe Woman Bodyguard and a brash, I-dont-care attitude multimillionaire. The blurb will make you start solving the mystery from various angels.

Know about the book at: Spotlight: The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh

 Book: The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh



Story:
Vikram Seth Jr. is the target of a mysterious attacks on his life. He is the sole heir of the Seth Group of Industries. Smart, handsome, eligible bachelor currently, a tenacious flirt if he wants, workaholic, no respect for following rules, his loyalty and fierce love for his family and dear ones makes it difficult for the team handling his security to track the killer easily.

Esha is an on the look out for a job after being in the army. An excellent only woman cadet in her field. She now has to be Vikram's bodyguard but in the guise of being his PA.

For Vikram, Esha is like a pure, forever giving kind of angel he never had in his life.
To Esha, Vikram is a distant dream which will never come true.
She cant mix emotions with her duty. It is a distraction she doesnt want but Vikram doesnt make it easy for her. He cant deny the attraction nor does he want to let go of a life with Esha.

The attraction between them sizzles and so do the attacks, start coming closer. The killer is thorough and resourceful.

How long will Vikram's luck run?
How to nab the assassin and keep the love of her life alive? What is the motive?
Buy your copy and fin out. :)


What I liked:
Pulsating, adrenaline rush and constant mystery. Not a single dull moment in this 250+ page novel. A long novel I have read after ages I feel.

The pace of the story is fast and consistent. You cant put down the book easily. I was thinking of the motive for the assassination all the while I couldn't pick up the book due to never-ending life tasks. Arghh.

I hope to not give out spoilers. Crossing fingers. You need to read it fast, coz I want to discuss the plot with someone. Comment your review too.

The language is simple and good. The research gone into security protocols, army life, detective skills, cult following, psyche of a madman seeking revenge, life of multi millionaires, family name etc was thorough. I learnt a few things, I can say from all this.

The characters are so well fleshed out. One moment you are irritated with Vikram's smoking habit then you adore Nikhil for the name Xena and hitting on Esha, feel disgusted while reading about Jindal or Koel or Negi and then you try to imagine Sara's life.

The description of places, situation, people is very well worded. I was constantly mentally on guard like Esha while reading. Always waiting for something to happen that will unravel this mystery further.

What I wanted more:
I wish Mrs. Seth Sr.'s story was elaborated a little more. I wasnt satisfied with her telling Vikram not to be judgmental about her. More details please.
I want to know how Esha handles life as an in-house Bodyguard to Vikram ;)

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Post your review on Amazon, Goodreads and here too. Would love to discuss the plot ;)

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Book Review: Horse Town by Moshank Relia

Good day Book lovers,
Introducing Horse Town written and illustrated by Moshank Relia.

 Book: Horse Town by Moshank Relia

Horse Town is a book for kids age 10+. Loved this simple mystery story book for kids. My son is a little small but I would recommend it to parents as a good read.

Story: 
Arjun lives in a small house all by himself after his mother died. He goes to school and in evenings works at the hotel. He earns and educates himself. He meets homeless Maruti on the street and takes him into his house. Arjun wants to give Maruti an education and turn him into a good human being. Maruti has a special way with colors and paints lovely pictures but he detests studies. Their neighbour is Mr.Grimm who the town people say is an magician and makes children disappear. He never comes out of his big house and stays alone. He gets his meat and newspaper free.
Arjun and Maruti are wary of him. Children disappear from the town. Suddenly money from Arjun’s house starts disappearing. Who can be stealing money from a poor boy? Who is Mr.Grimm? Why is the town named Horse Town?

Buy your copy to find out :) https://amzn.to/2AkdXlC

What I liked:
One of the first book I have read written by Moshank. This is not just a kid story book. The illustrations are not the type you will find in regular kid story books.

When I read the first few pages, I contacted Moshank to ask the age group this book is suitable for. The first few pages gave me deep connect about Arjun a child himself and his humanity by taking a homeless Maruti under his wings. It introduced topics of being parentless, homeless, a child struggling in life all alone, working to get an education and have 2 meals.

The story is simple and yet enthralling. I loved how it goes from phases of happy life, then mystery, then suspicion, then unravelling of the mystery, unexpected twist and happy ending.

The language is good and children can understand it easily. It has several moral messages but its never preachy. Im sure the pre teenagers would connect with this book.

What I wanted more:
I loved the dedication of the book to Yamini. God bless her and Moshank. I would like to know more about Yamini.

Looking forward to more books from you, Moshank Relia. Keep writing !

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Do buy a copy, gift it, read and leave a review on Amazon & Goodreads. Thank you in advance.


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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

Good day!
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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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Book Review: Blind, Certainly is Love by Reshma Ranjan

Good day everyone,

 Book: Blind, Certainly is Love by Reshma Ranjan



As promised here is Review of book: Blind, Certainly is Love by Reshma Ranjan. An emotionally stirring novel which brings out the aching of a love lorn heart with words. I liked the book and though it being Reshma Ranjan's second book, the emotional turmoil it brings in you shows the author's mastery with words.

Know more about the book: Spotlight: Blind, Certainly is Love by Reshma Ranjan

Story:
Neha Jaiswal a successful career woman who makes men tremble with her glare, has temporarily lost eyesight in a near fatal accident. Her ex fiance just fled the moment he realized she was going to be a burden for him. Sarika is Neha's best friend who along with her newly wedded husband John Conrad is trying to help Neha heal. Sarika brings Neha, the workaholic, to their house for a vacation. Sarika's brother-in-law Sumit Conrad, a recluse going by his repulsion to women and commitments, and Neha lock horns but feel the sizzling chemistry and attraction towards each other. Both are wary of getting tangled emotionally.
Will Neha give her heart a chance to fall for this flirt and headstrong businessman called Alex Sumit Conrad? Does Sumit understand how Neha has tilted his world and he now desires a happily-forever with her?
Do both give each other a chance and ignore their faults? Find out by Buying the Book.

What I Liked:
Emotional turmoil and anguish. The book is filled with that heart wrenching feeling all the time. The words so perfectly make your own heart ache as the story flows.

After a long time, I read a big, fat novel albeit a Kindle version. The story is so big. The characters are few. The description of places is superb but you dont know the exact location. Everything is fictional yet life like.

The language is good. Characters are few and well fleshed out.
The twist in the last chapters was surprising.
The research about a blind person's habits, feelings, ways to cope & how other senses get sharper is well done.

What I wanted :
I was a little disturbed with the way Sumit behaved, talked in the name of wooing or love making. It borders on the lines of abuse. You cant treat a person this way to show you love them.

The story could have been shorter. The second part seemed stretched.

There were a few errors here & there. The next edition should get them ironed out.

Overall a good book to read.

Buy your copy and please post a review. Thank you in advance :)

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Spotlight: The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh

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New book The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh. A lady bodyguard assigned to protect a male celebrity. Sounds interesting? Lets dig in to know more.

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THE BODYGUARD
by
Ruchi Singh

 Book The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh


Blurb

Someone wants Vikramaditya Seth Jr. dead. 

He refuses the Z+ security option offered by the government. With too many variables trust is hard to come by…

Esha Sinha prepares for her first assignment outside of active-army service, oblivious to the fact that she has to baby-sit a man who has no respect for rules or protocol—a man who is headstrong, workaholic and a tenacious flirt. As the attraction between Vikram and Esha simmers and sizzles, another attempt is made on his life. 

The killer is resourceful and determined. 

The motive is unclear and perplexing.

Will they be able to nab the assassin before he gets to Vikram?





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About the author

 Author Ruchi Singh

Ruchi Singh is a novelist, and writes in two genres; romance and crime. Winner of the ‘Times Of India’ WriteIndia Season I under Amish Tripathi, she began her writing career writing short stories and articles, which have been published on various online forums. She has been a contributing author to many anthologies and Jugnu is her third novel.

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