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Sunday, 30 August 2015





Name of the Book: TROUBLE HAS A NEW NAME
Author: Adite Banerjie

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3. Dola Basu Singh

The Story:

“Will you pretend to be my fiancĂ© for the next few days?”

Recently-single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does - and when a mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel - Neel Arora - and best man at the wedding, things begin to look up.

Until Rayna’s ex turns up with a new girl on his arm!

Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn’t mind being her fake fiancĂ©…? In an instant the attraction they share is fever pitch, but when scandal comes calling, Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!

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Adite Banerjie 

Adite Banerjie discovered Mills & Boon romances and their amazing assortment of drool-worthy TDH heroes in her teens. Around the same time she fell in love with song-and-dance Bollywood romances. Growing up in a home with a filmmaker dad who worked in the world’s largest film industry (yes, Bollywood!) and a voracious reader for a mom, it was inevitable that she would come to love both films and books.

During her exciting and fulfilling career as a business journalist, she found the time to indulge her passion for both Bollywood romances and M&Bs. But after years of reporting and writing about the real world, she chose to return to her love for fiction and turned screenwriter. She turned Harlequin author after winning the 2012 Passions Aspiring Authors Contest.

The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal, based on the winning short story for the Harlequin contest, was released in December 2013 in India. Trouble Has a New Name was released in 2014. Both are available in paperback (India) and in the e-book format globally. Her third title (romantic-suspense), No Safe Zone, will be released in May 2016.

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Name of the Book: WEDDING BELLE BLUES
Author: Mia Epsilon

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The Story:

Anna is planning the perfect wedding, but she doesn't anticipate her future mother-in-law's offer of help which translates into take over. Her groom-to-be avoids her and insists their growing problems are just 'bridal nerves'. Worst of all, her best friend, Robin, begins to act strange. Everyone around her has his or her own agenda. What's a girl to do when she begins to realize the perfect life she envisioned is all a lie?

Robin has two great loves in his life: his best friend Anna and his motorcycle. Not one to make a scene, he supports Anna in her plan to marry the wrong man and regrets she can't accept his 'dare devil' lifestyle. But when push comes to shove, he's more than willing to make the necessary sacrifice and prove he is the man she needs.

As the wedding date grows closer and plans shift into high gear, Robin and Anna grow closer and not just as friends. Each must decide what the perfect life truly means while trying to negotiate the maze of wedding plans, secrets, and hidden motives. Will someone be left singing the blues?

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Mia Epsilon 

Mia Epsilon is the author of the 'Weddings by C & C' contemporary romance series featuring a location wedding company and set in Hawaii. The first two books, Take a Chance on Me and Wedding Belle Blues, are available now with the third, fourth and fifth due out later this year. A feisty red head, Mia lives with her enduring hubby in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Appalachian Mountains, USA. She's an avid reader of almost anything and loves to be curled up with a great book. She never misses an episode of Doctor Who or Sherlock and happily suffers coffee and chocolate addictions. She can most often be found at her computer spinning new stories or in a quiet padded nook with her e-reader.


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Name of the Book: BOOTIE AND THE BEAST
Author: Falguni Kothari

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2. Reet Singh
3. Aditi Saha 

The Story:

Opposites attract!

Diya Mathur (Aka Beauty), celebrated supermodel and party princess of India, is adored by everyone. She works hard, plays hard and has the biggest shoe fetish on the planet! But after she purchases one baby bootie, Diyas reputation is in ruins! Theres only one place to escape the rumors - Texas, under the protection of her life-long friend and secret love, Krish Menon (Aka the Beast).

Financial whiz-kid, CFO and entrepreneur, Krish is a brooding workaholic with a charisma that still brings beauty Mathur to her knees! He has no idea, of course! They have shared a bond since childhood - a special friendship that thrives on sparring, teasing and goading-but with Diya back in his life and under his roof Krish finds his latent desire for her explodes! And when he finally admits to the secret that has never allowed him to commit to any woman especially Diya, everything changes. Krish might finally realize how much he wants his Beauty but he wont get her until Diya has finally tamed her Beast!

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Falguni Kothari  

A Mumbaikar at heart, Falguni Kothari lives in New York with her family and a sweet as chocolate Maltese named Truffles. She loathes cooking and flying and holds a fervent hope that teleportation become a viable travel option within her lifetime.

When she is not playing Domestic Goddess, Soccer Mom or Canine Companion, she is found embroiled in some or other scandal—sorry, creating stories—on her ever-faithful laptop. She loves tales of all kinds and is partial to sassy ones with happy-ever-after endings.

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Friday, 28 August 2015

Title: Once Upon A Dharamyudh 
Author: Vibhor Tikiya
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
ISBN: 978-93-82665-39-7
Number of Pages: 208
Price: 150 [INR]


The Blurb:

Dharam is a dream institution for its founders and employees alike, who give it their sweat and blood. In time, it prospers owing to the fine acumen of its owners and efforts of its employees. 

Prakash is caught in the web of fulfilling his father's dying wish and gives up his dream job to take up the mantle of responsibility at Dharam. A radical thinker equipped with modern ways of working, he sets the company and workers on a path of development, though with much resistance to his methods. 

Uday's humble origins and difficult childhood inspire him to dream big, he dreams of equality and fair treatment for the weaker sections of the society. He believes it is his Dharam to raise his voice against any injustice. 

The fight between a man's belief and an institution's values becomes a tussle between the haves and the have-nots, acquiring magnanimous proportions. Both believe they are right and are willing to do what is needed to be done for their Dharam.

My Review:

Characters:

       Meet Prakash, our protagonist, who gives up his dream job to fulfill his father's dying wish. Prakash, who has no knowledge about the industry in the beginning, soon learns the proceedings and also starts giving constructive ideas. An ideal boss who thinks about the well being of his employees and a humble human being - that's Prakash for you.

      Meet Uday, the boy who went through domestic violence and the youth who is determined to fight against bad. Uday is the leader who is leading the workers to raise their voice against the injustice done towards them. If there is one thing about Uday that makes him a dangerous enemy, it is that he cannot be bought!

Plot:

       When Prakash decides to take up his father's position in Dharam, it wasn't an easy job. But young and determined, Prakash excels in the field and takes Dharam towards new direction. But the road wasn't smooth. Deceptive Shah, Mill workers' strike led by Doctor Sahib - the difficulties were many. But just when Prakash thinks he has crossed the hurdles, the biggest of all hurdle appears in front of him - Uday!

       The workers turn against Prakash, political parties back them with the greed of increasing their bank balance, Uday threatens to bring him down and refuses to back out. Prakash's life has suddenly turned upside down and when things go bad on the personal front too, he completely breaks down. Will he give up on his dream Dharam or will he fight back? Will he be able to eliminate the biggest threat in his path?

Things I Liked:


  • The most interesting factor in this book is the comparisons drawn between The Geeta and the day-to-day politics.
  • I liked the easy-go banter between Sanjay and Jha. Sometimes, it was a welcome break amidst the intense proceedings.
  • I liked how a topic like politics, labor rights and riots are handled in this book.
  • The sweet proceedings between Sushma and Prakash and the way it ends, adds another dimension to the story, making the characters seem realistic.
  • Both the parties fighting the battle were right with the claims. Somehow this made the title seem apt.
  • The narration was smooth.

Things I Disliked:


  • The beginning was too slow for my liking. It takes a few pages before you finally get a hang of the story.
  • There were a few places where the boredom quotient was higher.
  • As much as I liked Uday's characterization, I wish he wasn't portrayed like that in the end. He seemed good in the beginning!

Verdict:

       This book is something different from the stereotypical novels. Through a simple yet captivating story, the author has done a tremendous job of depicting the life of labor class and the management. A quick read but one that leaves some food for your thoughts. 

My Rating


Until the next review,
Keep Reading :)

Love,
Starry Eyed Reader :)

Ri - Book 60 #TornadoGiveaway





Name of the Book: RI: HOMELAND OF UNCERTAINTY
Author: Paulami DuttaGupta

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2. Ruchi Singh 
3. Privy Trifles 

The Story:

Ri- Homeland of Uncertainty is adapted from the National Award Winning Khasi film by the same name.

Trapped in the limbo between ideology and conscience, Manbha finds him himself part of a terror outfit. An unexpected opportunity, anger, squalor and disillusionment - followed by and armed combat and injury lead to the soul- searching that form the substance of this moving tale.

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Paulami DuttaGupta 

Born in Shillong, many moons ago, with schooling at Loreto Convent, and an English Honors from St. Edmunds College, Paulami Duttagupta started her career with All India Radio Shillong. She had written and also given her voice to a few shows there. Later she came down to Kolkata and got a post graduate degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. She had also taken up a fancy to learning Spanish, but today confesses that she has forgotten most of it.

She has written for ‘The Times of India’ in the ‘Guwahati-Shillong plus Edition’ and also ‘The Shillong Times’. Television had always attracted her and was connected to the Bangla TV industry for about 6 years. She was associated with ETV- Bangla, Akash Bangla and Sony Aath in this period.

Having left her day job in 2012, Paulami took up full time writing. Her first novel, “Pinjar” released in early 2012.

Her second novel “Unplanned Destiny” released in 2014. She is also the screenplay writer of the national award winning Khasi film – “Ri Homeland of Uncertainty”.

“Ri” has been adapted into a novel and is releasing in Sepember’14.

She is currently working on her next project as movie script writer.

Apart from writing full length novels, she has written several short stories and articles. She has also contributed to the “Minds@work Anthology” and the “Family Matters International Anthology” in 2013.

Recently she has contributed to the “Learning and Creativity Anthology” , “Her Story Anthology”, and “Celebrating India – Love across Borders Anthology”.

When she is not writing or watching movies, Paulami is either reading biographies or classic pieces of literature. Cricket, food, cinema, books and music are an integral part of her life.

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Name of the Book: THE NIDHI KAPOOR STORY
Author: Saurabh Garg

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The Story:

Two dogs and a cat are butchered at the home of Nidhi Kapoor, a leading Bollywood actress. Left behind is a mysterious letter threatening Nidhi and her family.

Nishant Kapoor, Nidhi’s father and a superstar of the yesteryears is confined to a retirement facility in the hills. Tormenting him are his recurring dreams of someone trying to hurt him and his family.

A film set where Nidhi Kapoor is shooting for her much anticipated film goes up in flames. Trapped inside are Nidhi and her sister, Payal.

ACP Prakash Mohile is forced to take up the investigation. Rujuta Singh, a photojournalist chronicling the lives of policemen in Mumbai and shadowing Prakash, gets embroiled in the case.

Unwarranted incidents continue to happen and in absence of any real clues or motive, Prakash and Rujuta are forced to dig deeper in the past of the Kapoors. They unknowingly stumble onto a violent tale of lies, betrayal, treachery, infidelity and murder.

Time is running out fast and the unknown assailant is adamant on taking away from Nidhi everything that she holds dear - her career, her home, her reputation, her family and her life. With each move, he seems to be getting close. The answers however continue to elude Prakash and Rujuta.

What is it in their past that Kapoors are hiding from the world?

What grudge does the assailant hold against the Kapoors?

And, can they save Nidhi?


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Saurabh Garg 

Curious marketeer by the day, Saurabh Garg is a storyteller by the night. The Nidhi Kapoor story is his first full-length story.

Apart from writing, Saurabh is passionate about startups, travel and poker. When he is not working on creating characters and plots for his upcoming stories, he likes to meet and talk to other interesting people and ask them stupid questions that often don't have answers.

Saurabh maintains a very elaborate bucket list. The item on top of his list is to visit every country in the world. So far, he's been to 15.

Originally from Delhi and based out of Mumbai, he went to Delhi university and MDI Gurgaon for his undergrad and postgrad respectively.

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Take 2 - Book 58 #TornadoGiveway





Name of the Book: TAKE 2
Author: Ruchi Singh

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3. Devika Fernando 

The Story:

Priya’s idyllic world turns upside down when she realizes her husband considers her dead weight after stripping her off her inheritance for his ambitions and lavish lifestyle.

Instantly attracted to Priya, Abhimanyu knows getting involved with a married woman is inviting trouble. But despite common sense, cautions and hesitations, he is drawn to help her.

Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu.

In the tussle between ethics, fears and desires... will Priya embrace a second chance at happiness?

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Ruchi Singh

Ruchi Singh is a novelist, and writes in two genres; romance and romantic thriller. She has a degree in Electronics Engineering and has worked as Quality Consultant in the IT field. 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 has published her first book Take 2, which is a contemporary romance with a spice of social drama.

A voracious reader, she loves everything—from classics to memoirs to editorials to chick-lit, but her favourite genre is 'romantic thriller'. Besides writing and reading, her other interests include dabbling with Indian classical dance forms.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015






Name of the Book: LOVE, AGAIN
Authors: Sumeetha Manikandan & Shrruti Patole Clarence

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2. Shree Janani
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The Story:

Life is tough, and it becomes tougher when you need to make life changing decisions. Would you dare to love again? Would you allow yourself to be loved and to be cherished again? Many of us turn away from life, thinking that it is not for them but some take a leap of faith rewrite their story for the sake of love? Love, Again is a double header book bringing you two stories about chancing love again - These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan and A Tulip in the Desert by Shrruti Patole Clarence.


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Sumeetha Manikandan 

Sumeetha Manikandan is a freelance writer and an author who loves to write and base her plots on the tambrahm community of Mylapore, Chennai. She is the author of ‘The Perfect Groom’ that has been a bestselling ebook on the top 50 charts of Amazon India ever since publication.

An avid reader, she loves to read across different genres – romance, historical fiction, non-fiction, mystery, fantasy etc. A history buff to the core,
she is currently translating Ponniyin Selvan – the evergreen tamil classic epic history by Kalki Krishnamurthy into English.

Married to film maker K.S. Manikandan, Sumeetha lives in Chennai, along with her six year old daughter.

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Exodus - Book 56 #TornadoGiveaway






Name of the Book: EXODUS: BOOK ONE OF THE MAHABHARATA SIMPLIFIED SERIES
Author: Varun Vithaldas Prabhu

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The Story:

The Pandavas have come to Hastinapura, seeking family and love, but are instead greeted with animosity and hatred from the Kauravas, their cousins. Schemes and plots are hatched by a vile statesman, who happens to be uncle to the Kauravas, to either kill them or drive them away as part of his goal to destroy the ethics of the Kuru family.

Meanwhile, in Mathura, the Yadavas face a constant threat from Jarasandha, the one who calls himself The Emperor, as part of his desire to have revenge since his son-in-law was killed by two mystical cowherds. As the Yadava dynasty seeks to escape the tyranny of Jarasandha, the three siblings, Krishna Govinda, Balarama Vaasudeva and Subhadra must take it upon themselves to save the city from the tyrannical king.

Will the cunning uncle succeed in breaking up the rising alliance between the Pandavas and the Yadavas? Will Jarasandha be able to sack the city of Mathura? Will their schemes and wars result in an exodus of Dharma from Aryavarta?

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Varun Vithaldas Prabhu 

In the author's own words: I would like to introduce myself, hoping to connect with like-minded peers and cultivate relationships with them so as to advance our career. I am an author (Self-Published) who writes fantasy, horror and mythology, with a deep interest in historical period drama and science-fiction. I write both novels and screenplays. Right now, I am working on a retelling of the Mahabharata (the first book available on the Amazon Kindle Store as well as Createspace) which spans 18 books in total. I am also working on a standalone cross-genre fiction which I intend to publish soon and another epic fantasy series which has been my baby for a long while. On the screenplay front, I am currently working on 3-4 scripts, hoping to pitch at least one of them this year.

My hobbies include reading, writing, playing chess and billiards, and watching TV Shows...I am an addict, you can say. What do I not watch? He he. Anyway, I hope to make contacts with those who wish to pursue screenwriting as well as novel writing.

I am also a freelance ghostwriter and a copy-editor.

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