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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Title: #IAm16ICanRape 
Author: Kirtida Gautam
Publisher: Read Out Loud Publishing LLP
ISBN: 978-81-931360-2-7
Number of Pages: 593
Price: 450 [INR]
Genre: Psychological Thriller


The Blurb:


To destroy great EVIL, GOOD has to shed tears of blood. 


Rudransh Kashyap is a self-made billionaire and man of high moral fiber. His life is shattered when he returns home one day to find that his prodigy, his 16-year-old grandson, Aarush, has been arrested and accused of a brutal gang rape. It is easy to say, "Kill the Rapist" but what if the accused is your child? 

This case takes an unprecedented turn when Aarush's identity is made public on social media. Rudransh finds himself living a nightmare as he fights against tremendous odds to get justice for Aarush, to save him and to bring him back home... But what if the unthinkable is true? Can Rudransh save his grandson, or will he end up fighting a different battle altogether?


My Review:

       When Kirtida asked me if I would like to review this book, I was skeptical seeing the title. I didn't know what to expect of it. The title was controversial. But when I read the synopsis, I knew I had to read this book. The first chapter was enough to catch my interest and I eagerly agreed to review the book and I am so glad I did. This is one of the finest psychological thriller written by an Indian author.

       Aarush is a 16 year old, whose IQ falls in the category of 'Genius'. He is brilliant in everything he does. His charm isn't something anyone can resist and he always has a way of getting what he desires. And he has his grand father, the great RK-jee himself who looks out for him and mentors him. He is the apple of his grandparents' eyes. Everyone has great expectations from him but something happens that changes the lives of so many people. 

Things I Liked:


  • A good book is the one which the reader enjoys but the best book is the one which stays with the reader even after he has completed reading it. This novel belongs to the latter category. There is one thing that this novel definitely does and it is that it will set you thinking. It will make you question so many things and change your perspectives regarding them. 
  • The characterization is done very well in this book. Each character is thought out and presented in a way which helps readers to relate to them. I especially loved Shubhangi and Rudransh's characters a lot. 
  • A controversial topic such as rape, the inability of law to punish the criminals, the stigma that will be associated with the victim, the emotional turmoil of the people associated with the victim and the accused, the media circus around the topic are all brought out brilliantly by the author.
  • I liked the way Kirtida has arranged the chapters. The chapters are jumbled but it is done in a manner which will engage you throughout the book. It wouldn't have been this effective if not for this rearrangement.
  • There are so many perspectives in each chapter which I loved. It gave a chance to understand different viewpoints. It also helps the readers to connect with each characters on an emotional level.
  • The amount of research that has been done for this book is simply commendable. Kirtida has managed the psychology part of the story very well. After reading this novel, psychology has become my latest favorite.
  • The present condition of our country regarding the juvenile laws and the impact it can have on young minds are depicted effectively through Aarush's story.
  • The book is around 600 pages. But never once did I feel that it is so lengthy. The author has managed to keep the reader involved in the story quite effortlessly. 
  • The court hearing was one of my favorite chapter in the entire novel. The attention given to details is simply brilliant.

Things I Disliked:

      There were a few typos in the novel. But it is hard to notice them and stop reading because these are over shadowed by the gripping tale.

Verdict:

       This book is definitely one of the finest novels I have read in a long time. Aarush's brilliance, his masterplans, Rudransh's determination to bring justice, Shubhangi's bravery, Ananya's wit, Gayatri's love, Mrigank's desperation, Pihu's innocence and Taz's fight; they all make this novel a perfect one. The psychological explanations given are like cherry on top of the cake. All in all, this book is a brilliant read and never once in the whole 590 pages will you get bored. So definitely pick this book up. Highly recommended for everyone!

My Rating:



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Wednesday, 16 September 2015




Name of the Book: SHAMSUDDIN'S GRAVE
Author: Paromita Goswami

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The Story:

Latika's wrecked personal front leaves her completely shattered. So when her ailing father reveals his desire to go back home, she doesn't think twice and moves to her hometown. She joins an NGO and comes across a teenager rape victim. Much against her TL, Debjyoti's wish she sets out to trace the girl with Shamsuddin's help. Will she succeed or end up in big trouble?

Shamsuddin, a daily labourer, somehow manages to thrive in the city. Meanwhile, flood devastates his house in the village. His family takes refuge in a relative's place where his wife has a tough time resisting to the advances of her brother-in-law. Can Shamsuddin arrange for an accommodation before it is too late?

Set in Guwahati amid the backdrop of flood and ethnic turmoil, "Shamsuddin's Grave", is the story of migration towards big cities for a better life.

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Paromita Goswami 

Paromita Goswami is an India based freelance writer and blogger. She also writes for various travel magazines. After a successful career in marketing in Delhi, she finally switched to writing full time in 2009. She was born in Shillong and spent her growing years in North-east India before moving to Delhi. She has a strong insight into the issues of the people in the North-east, which she successfully highlighted in her debut novel, Shamsuddin’s Grave. She is a big fan of Indian classic and loves to spend her time with her pets and family.

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Name of the Book: A MINUTE TO DEATH
Author: Ganga Bharani Vasudevan

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The Story:

Murder most foul or an open-and-shut case of routine suicide?

Young, vivacious and an aspiring writer, Riya wants nothing more from her longtime crush/boyfriend than to let her in on one of his exciting investigations. After all, what better source material for a book than a real life tragedy?

No-nonsense veteran cop, Rohan picks a case of probable suicide to satisfy Riya’s needs. Little does he know that there is more to this case than meets the eye.

What made the victim hang herself at the break of dawn? What is the secret that her group of friends is hiding? Will Riya be able to salvage a workable plot for her upcoming novel out of this case of seemingly simple suicide?


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Ganga Bharani Vasudevan 

Ganga Bharani Vasudevan has two award winning short films to her credit. She has published two books titled 'Just you, me and a secret' and 'A Minute to death'.

She was awarded the 'BEST URBAN CHENNAI BLOGGER' by Ecovme and Urban Tree.

She works with an MNC as an IT developer, makes short films for fun.

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Name of the Book: HIS RUNAWAY ROYAL BRIDE
Author: Tanu Jain

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The Story:

When Maharaj Vidyamann Veer Singh of Samogpur's beautiful young wife vanished three years ago everyone assumed she was dead. When Veer discovers she's actually alive and well, he's determined to bring her back home to do her duty...

Meethi loved Veer passionately but felt shackled in the role of his wife. Will they overcome the obstacles to find happiness in marriage?



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Tanu Jain 

Tanu Jain is a bookaholic turned writer. A doctorate in English Literature, she hid the fact from friends and family for years that she was an aspiring writer of one of those steamy Mills and Boons. She had sent off manuscripts (returned with polite regret) much before M&B came to India. Two M&Bs (His Captive Indian Princess, 2013 and His Runaway Royal Bride, 2014) later she is currently working on her third book. Strength, kindness, honesty, optimism and love were drilled into her as a child by her parents and the first M&B that she read made her realize that these were exactly what romance novels were about! So, writing a romance novel was both emotionally and morally satisfying!

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Title: It Doesn't Hurt To Be Nice 
Author: Amisha Sethi
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
ISBN: 978-93-82665-48-9
Number of Pages: 130
Price: 175 [INR]
Genre: Fiction [Spiritual Dramedy]


The Blurb:


Kiara is a dynamic, thirty-something girl who has reached great heights professionally, and is the apple of the eye of everyone who knows her. But she never took any short cuts to become happier, wiser, healthier and more compassionate.

She had to find rays of hope where the dark tunnel seemed unending, and identify shade in life's burning path. She found little pearls of wisdom in chasing her dreams, in spreading laughter, in learning from scriptures and philosophers, and even at one point in almost ending her life.

More than Kiara's story and wisdom she achieves through the various dramatic and hilarious experiences, this book is a motion picture with you in the lead role. You as the 'hero' who can beat the most stubborn villains - most of which lie deep within us... our fear, unkindness, selfish interests, negative thoughts and jealousy. You as the 'heroine' who is sharp and witty talking, selfless and caring in love, and charming and a beautiful inside out, like none other (perhaps a 2.0 version of you).

Walk with Kiara to find a better you, because It Doesn't Hurt to be Nice.

My Review:

       Sometimes when reading book after books, you come across a wonderful book which you wish wouldn't end soon and when it does, you want to go back and read it all over again! 'It Doesn't Hurt to be Nice' by Amisha Sethi has been one such book for me. There are a very few who can write about philosophy and make the readers fall in love with the book. Amisha has managed to that just fine. And when I saw that the author is just 30 something, I was shocked! With the amount of wisdom she has poured in this book, I really wasn't expecting a young author.

       This book has around 10 chapters and each chapter deals with different aspects of life. Every chapter started with some profound thoughts, followed by some life incident of Kiara which helps the reader understand the importance or the necessity of following certain aspects of life. These incidents are realistic, which happen to us or around us in day to day life. The author describes how Kiara dealt with these things differently and how she found happiness in doing so. These stories are again followed by some titbits of wisdom, which will leave you thinking and reflecting. There were also extracts from The Bhagawad Gita and The Upanishads which I loved reading. 

       Usually when I pick up a book of 130 pages, I will finish it within an hour or two unless it is slow. But this one took me 6 hours! Not because it was boring but because every chapter, every page and every paragraph had so much information that I couldn't just hurry through this. I read it slowly, digesting and processing each bit of wisdom and when I did finally finish the book, I somehow felt happy with what I have learnt.

       The author has beautifully connected the various aspects of life. She has written about how one can live life to its fullest. Each of these chapters are a piece of advice which we can imbibe in our life. And the best part is, the way Amisha has written it. She hasn't filled the whole book just with advises but she has written it with a pinch of humor which makes the book all more intriguing. I also loved the funny illustrations at the beginning of each chapter. They gave a hint about what was to come.

       There were many quotes in this book that I loved. Here are a few of those -

  • Do things not because of a fear of God or any kind of pressure, but to grow the fruits of love, trust and truth.
  • The mind is a master troublemaker; it always tries to deny the present. It wants to run away from it. The more we identify ourselves with attractions & illusions, the more we suffer.
  • Be like a bird; keep flying high. And never get attached to a tree so much that it clings to your own existence... The bird's real purpose is to fly... fly high!


    There is one thing I have learnt after reading this book. Spirituality and meditation has no age barrier. You don't have to be a saint to practice them nor do you have to leave all your work for it. You just have to have the mind set for it. It is a way of life; something that you need to practice and inculcate in your daily life in order to be a better you.

      I would recommend this book to everyone. Do read it. Don't read it just for the sake of it but read and reflect on these things and try to incorporate few of these in your life. It certainly will be a life changer for you.


My Rating:





I am taking out 0.5 stars just because I felt like the ending was a little hurried. Apart from that, this book is definitely awesome!

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Starry Eyed Reader :)






Name of the Book: I DON'T WEAR SUNSCREEN
Author: Kavipriya Moorthy

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The Story:

For Laksha, life is a gift wrapped in red ribbon. But that’s all shattered when she falls for the misogamist. His ambivalence and vacillation always keeps her at bay, turning her into a neurotic. She gets betrayed by the most credible, loses her job, feels devastated and dejected as incidents crowd upon her corrupting her naiveté.

Enigmas unfold revealing every glitch. Who will clear her blurred skies? What invigorates her career and life? Will she ever forgive her beloved? And how will Laksha survive?

The story also revolves around her rapport with Pallavi, a childhood friend and the relationship she has with her silver-tongued mom. Focusing on how experiences change perception of little things, this contemporary tale gives a better meaning to friendships, relationships, solitude, pain, compassion and success.

More often than not, Life drags you down to the adversities and thrusts outward to shine. It is your grit that truly matters when you reach rock bottom, and left with no choice other than to pick yourself up and leap forward, however arduous it may be!

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Kavipriya Moorthy 

About the author in her own words: I was shook by a lot of obstacles and unfamiliar, disturbing and ridiculous days that was not really favorable. I took a break, a long break, to realize that I don't want to be a software developer anymore but something of my interest.

What is my interest? - I had the answer, already, but I was hesitating for a while.

Then came the man of my life, my dad, he handed over my life's key and told, "Go, live your life," :) No U turn from then on!!!! :)

I loved reading and that was a part of my everyday chores, I wanted to write for a long time, there were days where my dairy would have half-written stories. Somehow, I stepped into Content writing, slowly moved into blogging and finally I thought it's high-time to write my Novel. It all started with "I don't wear Sunscreen." The title took sometime like a child birth, but was an enchanting and blissful.

Not to forget, Business Analyst by profession, and I love that too!

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Name of the Book: 28 YEARS A BACHELOR
Author: Rasana Atreya

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The Story:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an Indian woman in possession of a son with an engineering degree, must be in want of a daughter-in-law with an outsized dowry.

Which can be a problem when said son is vehemently opposed to dowry. He is also opposed to city living, to meddlesome neighbours, to wacky grandfathers and to caustic grandmothers. But when he’s blessed with all of the above, what’s man to do?

From the author of 'Tell A Thousand Lies'. Shortlisted for the '2012 Tibor Jones South Asia prize'. UK's Glam magazine calls this novel one of their 'five favourite tales from India.'

Also, author of 'The Temple Is Not My Father.'

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Rasana Atreya 

Rasana is the author of Amazon bestseller 'Tell A Thousand Lies', which was also shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK’s Glam magazine calls this novel one of their five favourite tales from India (June 2014). Her other works are 'The Temple Is Not My Father' and '28 Years A Bachelor'.

Now on to more personal stuff – Rasana would like to be able to tell her readers that she once stopped a robbery single-handedly, except she’s terrified of robbers. And geckos. And two-year-olds who throw tantrums. When she’s not running scared, she’s mother to a girl and a boy who were respectively six and eleven years-old when they wrote and illustrated 'The Mosquito and the Teapot'. She lives with her husband and children in Hyderabad, India, where a lot of her stories are set.

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Name of the Book: THE OTHER END OF THE CORRIDOR
Author: Sujata Rajpal

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The Story:

When your dreams are tainted with lies and deceit, you have no other choice but to walk to the other end of the corridor

Leela has nothing extraordinary about her except the dream to become famous. Her desires take wings when she gets married to a handsome boy from a respectable family in Delhi. But her dreams are shattered even before they have a chance to take flight.

She happens to meet two friends from a long forgotten past, which infuses hope and opens new avenues to realize her dormant aspirations.

Leela delves into previously unexplored paths of deception and forbidden passions that only make her stronger.

In an attempt to rediscover herself, she falls in love with life and with herself but her life takes a sudden turn again…

No matter what, Leela will continue to chase her dreams.

Where does this journey take her?

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Sujata Rajpal 

Sujata Rajpal gave up her rewarding career as a Corporate Communication & PR professional in an IT MNC to become a full-time author – so far the best decision of her life. Sujata holds an MPhil degree in Economics and has studied Mass Communication from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She also writes articles and short stories for publications and journals, such as Femina, Deccan Herald, Star of Mysore. Her short stories have been published in E Fiction India and Women’s Web. She is a yoga enthusiast and enjoys being a Toastmaster. She currently lives in Mysore.


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Monday, 14 September 2015

Title: The Great War of Hind 
Author: Vaibhav Anand
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
ISBN: 978-93-82665-46-5
Number of Pages: 165
Price: 175 [INR]
Genre: Historical Fiction


The Blurb:


"In the beginning, there was no such thing as heaven or hell. All that there was then, was earth… There are raconteurs and mischief-mongers in our ranks and I have no doubt they shall pervert the truth with their self-serving versions. The events of history – this history of our land – shall thus inevitably have many versions, doubtless. But, I was there with General Ramm, I fought by his side…” 



— Sanjaay, official chronicler of General Ramm


Around 12000 B.C., Hindustan as we know it today (or Hind), comprised five kingdoms of man, sandwiched between Parbat – the kingdom of the Gods in the north, and Lunka – the kingdom of the demons in the south. The ‘Legend of Ramm’ unravels the story of the military general called Ramm in the kingdom of Ayodh and how his actions came to define our world as we know it today.

My Review:


       When I first read the blurb, I thought it would be a retelling of the great epic - Ramayana but a bit differently. I was all set for reading Ramayana once more. But when I started reading it, I realize how wrong I was. It is anything but the Ramayana I knew of! The author has modified the entire story and presented it in a new and brilliant manner, which leaves you asking for more. This book narrates the story of Ramm, not as the God we know but as a common man (!) just like us.

      The story begins with General Ramm displaying his skills and winning one of the winter war games held in the presence of six kings seated together - his own king Vikramadetya, Sheikh Muhumud of Persis, King Talib of Kurd, Emperor Trystan of Nipalaya, Lord Garman of Ga and Russ, the cow king of the kingdom of Sur. The story soon jumps to Lunka, where Kaikesi narrates the young Raavan a bedtime story about the creation of man and demons and the curse bestowed upon Adum.

       Back in Persis, Sheikh Muhumud plans a war against King Vikramadetya to conquer Awadh. The story picks up momentum from here. The war plans, the tricks and the actual course of the war cover up the rest of the book. There are also snippets from Prabat where Lord Vishnu seems to be agitated about something and the few and far fetched scenes of Prabat slowly unfold the mystery which leads to a shocking revelation in the end!

Things I Liked:


  • Writing something new is easy. But picking up a popular epic like Ramayana as base and then recreating the whole story in a different manner definitely requires lot of effort! The author has done a brilliant job in this front. If you could just give the starting few pages some time, you are sure to like the book.
  • The narration was gripping and smooth.
  • I loved the attention given to the details. Every incident, every war formation and every strategy has been explained in detail, making the story more interesting.
  • The whole plot has been carefully planned and penned in a way that makes this book enthralling.
  • The course of the war was the best part of this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the war techniques and the wise moves made by Ramm in order to turn the odds in his favor.


Things I Disliked:


  • While there wasn't anything specific that I disliked, I guess some people might feel offended reading this version of the Ramayana (and there were some parts which I felt weren't apt either). But one has to keep in mind that this is not a mythological novel but a historical fiction and agree that the work done by the author is indeed brilliant.

Verdict:

       I had once said in one of my reviews that the success of any series depends on how eager the reader is to read the sequel of your book. I am definitely curious to know what happened next to Ramm after the shocking realization that too especially now with Shiva and Vishnu plotting for more destruction. Highly recommended to those who enjoy reading historical fictions. This one is surely an entertainer!

My Rating:




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Title: Ready.. Steady.. Exit 
Author: P C Balasubramanian
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
ISBN: 978-93-82665-40-3
Number of Pages: 172
Price: 120 [INR]
Genre: Fiction


The Blurb:

Gautam completed Chartered Accountancy after several attempts and to his luck, landed up with Anand a close friend and brilliant CA, to launch an Accounting Services company named FAB. He finds love in the same profession, without much ado. 

Can life really be all that simple and straightforward? Can mere accountants build a valuable, visible, scalable and glamorous enterprise that could also grab business from across borders? 

That's when Vimal comes in with a delectable package, an impressive consulting profile and his smart and very beautiful sister Ruchi, who agrees to support these starry-eyed entrepreneurs with her marketing acumen. FAB grows but relationship depletes. Some pull the strings, while others become puppets. 

Should they continue with the current arrangement or exit completely? 

Ready.. Steady.. Exit is a humorous, dramatic, romantic, enlightening and entertaining read. This story and narrative will inspire every reader, even more so if you are an entrepreneur or a Chartered Accountant or someone associated with financial services.

My Review:

       Ready.. Steady.. Exit is a story of two Chartered Accountants, who launch a new Accounting Services Company - FAB. It takes Gautam, our protagonist, several years to clear his CA exams. Nagging father, brilliant friend who cleared CA in first attempt and a brilliant girl who he has crush on, doesn't help to make his situation look any better. But when he does clear his CA exams, life takes a huge turn and suddenly everything seems to be in his favor.

       When Gautam, along with Anand starts his new company, he is on cloud nine. He loves his work and his company seems to be making very good progress. What more could he ask for? But when Vimal and Ruchi join their company as board members, things start to change. Though it all looks good in the beginning, they slowly discover the brother sister duo is doing more loss to them than profit. Will they be able to get rid of them? Or will this be the end of their dream project? 

Things I Liked:

       Starting any new venture, however small it might be, is no cake walk. There are a lot of things one needs to consider and the process, right from planning to execution, requires so many careful measures. One has to think about the pros and cons, they have to have that passion to build things from the scratch, have to sacrifice their personal comforts to see their dream project flourish and imbibe a lot of patience to handle the situation when things go wrong. Gautam and Anand are no different. Their passion for doing something, their faith in each other and their company, their struggles and their friendship - all these are portrayed well by the author. Anyone who has started a new venture or want to do one can relate with these 2 characters.

       The ups and downs faced by these people, their struggle and helplessness are also described. The whole story somehow feels realistic. The language is simple. The story is well narrated and is punctuated with humor.

Things I Disliked:

      The pace was too slow for me and the boredom quotient a little high. Entrepreneurship and accounting are really not my cup of tea and hence, some parts were too boring for me to read. Characterization hasn't been given much importance either. There were some characters, which required more spotlight but I felt that the spotlight was solely given to FAB. 

Verdict:

       The book is a slow read which helps you learn various aspects of starting and maintaining a company. If you love accounting or if you ever plan on opening a new company yourself, give this book a read. You might learn few things from this. But if these topics are not your cup of tea, give this book a skip.

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Thursday, 10 September 2015






Name of the Book: PLAYING WITH FIRE
Author: Deborah Fletcher Mello

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The Story:

Romeo Marshall is over six feet of cool, smooth, hot, southern seductiveness--just like the music at his popular Raleigh club, The Playground Jazz and Blues Bar. With his beloved mother gone and no father he's ever known, the business is Romeo's everything. It's a place where anything can happen--and the evening one gorgeous young woman and one intriguing old musician walk into the bar--and into Romeo's life--it does.

There's something about high-powered, down-to-the earth Taryn Williams that captures Romeo's attention like no other woman has. Yet unanswered questions from his past seem to hold him back from real commitment. For Romeo to move forward in love, he'll have to learn some devastating truths--and James "Piano Man" Burdett is there to teach him. And with Taryn's help, Romeo just may accept that like music, life sometimes needs to be improvised. . .

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About The Author 


Deborah Fletcher Mello 

For Deborah Fletcher Mello, writing is as necessary as breathing and she firmly believes that if she could not write she would cease to exist. Her first novel, TAKE ME TO HEART, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author. In 2005 she received Book of the Year and Favorite Heroine nominations for her novel THE RIGHT SIDE OF LOVE. In 2008, Deborah won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best Series Romance for her ninth novel, TAME A WILD STALLION.

A true renaissance woman, Deborah's many career paths have included working as a retail buyer and size model for a national women's clothing chain, a finance manager for a well-known beverage organization, a sales manager for an infamous candy company, a telecommunications administrator and corporate trainer for a hotel-owning company, an art gallery director for a world-renowned artist, and an administrative consultant for multiple organizations throughout the United States. Deborah is also a licensed real estate broker and general building contractor.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Deborah maintains base camp in North Carolina but considers home to be wherever the moment moves her.

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