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Book Review: My Singapore Fling by Sudesna Ghosh

A quick fun read.
An out and out entertainer. Now I guess I know what a Chick Lit is. Dipa’s desire to have a fling in Singapore, and her crazy criteria for it were fun! You must read to know what she wanted her fling to be like. Dipa’s obsession for a great butt was hilarious. My own wicked self couldn’t stop from imagining them. It had a real take on friendship and the craziness it involved. The woes and troubles of an unmarried girl of thirty was humourous. I liked Dipa’s writer's crisis as well, especially the connection between the expensive coffee and the quality of her work. You’ll have to read the book to find out how successful Dipa’s fling was. Me and my two doppelgangers, Ms. Halo in her white flowy chiffon gown and Ms. Horns in her shimmering black sexy dress, had real fun reading it. Grab the book from Goodreads and Amazon.
Meet Dipa Basu. She’s a 30 something modern Bengali woman living in Kolkata and a successful writer. After many relationships and breakups, s…

Book Review: Lean In To Relationships by Rishabh Jhol

A nice journey to embark on!
This book is a journey through some great cities and also into oneself. There is a glimpse of the famous American Dream which makes people flock to this country. The details, sometimes minor and at other times major, makes the book interesting. The author has opted for a different narration technique. It is a travelogue served with spices made of human emotions and garnished with philosophical and spiritual thoughts. I would have preferred a little more editing to make it crisper. And some of the words used seemed too lofty and interrupted the flow of the book. Overall, it is the protagonist’s journey through different places, love, and life. As a reader, it is a nice journey to embark on! Grab the book from Goodreadsand Amazon Blurb:
Madeeha works in Jordan to rehabilitate Syrian refugees. Zehen, a social entrepreneur from India, is intrigued and charmed by her, and falls deeply in love. But the world political climate, with its accompanying cultural chronicle…

Book Review : Doctor Spy Stalker by Usha Narayanan

A feisty lady, a simple doctor and a spy!
When I read the blurb I wondered if the theme would be a love-triangle, which I’m not fond of usually. Though the starting indicated that, soon I knew who to root for. I loved every moment of it. The feisty psychologist and the dashing stranger leaves you craving for more. With an exciting ride with Neal on his bike or the cute moment of picking up the puppy, you will have your heart in a twist in no time. It’s not just the romance but the thrill of it all. You wouldn’t see it coming until late. My doppelgangers (the one in white with the halo and the one in black with shining horns) had a blast drooling over Neal and feisty Kamna.  If Ms. Halo shook her head at Kamna or Neal’s behaviour, Ms. Horns was having a gala time.  I expected a closure for Purushu and was disappointed when it wasn’t addressed. But for that, I enjoyed the book immensely. Doctor, Spy and Stalker is my first book of Usha Narayanan, but after this book I will certainly grab…

Spotlight: Valley Of The Kings by Terrance Coffee

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In the year 1355 BCE, the land of Egypt was the superpower of the known world. King Tut's father, Akenaten, the so-called 'heretic pharaoh,' and his wife, Queen Nefertiti, are on the verge of catapulting Egypt into a revolution that will forever divide its people and rip the most powerful empire on the earth from its foundation. 
Inspired by the actual Hittite and Amarna letters of 14th century BCE, 'Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty' is an epic novel of intrigue, passion, and betrayal, resurrecting the thrilling story of a singular leader whose beliefs were both visionary and disastrous.
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About the author

Terrance Coffey is a bestselling author, screenwriter, songwriter and composer with a predilection for Egyptian history. He has written numerous short stories, screenplays, television pilots, and even Coca-Cola music jing…

Book Blitz: Darkness There But Something More- An Anthology of Selected Ghost Stories by Dr. Santosh Bakaya and Lopamudra Banerjee

Print Length: 182 pages Publisher: The Blue Pencil  Publication Date: June 30, 2017 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Genre: Paranormal

Who has not been intrigued and enthralled by the spirit world, ghosts, other-worldly beings, or in other words, the paranormal? Ambiguous presences around us, whether in the form of orally narrated stories by our grandparents, or in the form of haunting, riveting supernatural stories in books and movies have held us in their spell, engaging, alluring us even to this date. In fact, the prominence of paranormal investigators, ghostbusters and others documenting the other-worldly in today’s age overpowered by science and technology only points to the fact that we crave to push our boundaries as rational beings and delve into the phenomena which we cannot define or explain tangibly.

This anthology of 30 selected ghost stories by authors dispersed all over the globe celebrates the spine-chilling thrills and sense of awe and bewilderme…

Cover release: Carthick's Unfairy Tales


A damsel in distress. An evil dragon. A concerned father seeking a savior to rescue his daughter. A hero galloping off to the rescue – a knight in shining armor. Now THAT is stuff of fairy tales.
But what if the father’s real concern is for the dragon’s hoard; What if the damsel’s reason of distress is the marriage proposal by her pompous and vicious savior; and what if the story is told by the horse who bears not only the overweight knight but also his heavy, shining armor all the way to the dragon’s lair and back, facing certain death in the process?

What if there was more – much more – to all your favourite fairy tales than met the eye?

This book chronicles not one but seven such unfairy tales – tales told by undead horsemen and living cities. Tales of mistreated hobgoblins and misunderstood magicians. Tales of disagreeable frogs and distressed rats and bears baring their souls. Once you read these stories, you will never be able to look at a…

Book Blitz: My Singapore Fling by Sudesna Gosh

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Meet Dipa Basu. She’s a 30 something modern Bengali woman living in Kolkata and a successful writer. After many relationships and breakups, she’s decided that love is a waste of time. She’s always had these phases where she’s been obsessed with different things; like one where old men in dhotis appealed to her. But this time she’s crazy about men with British and Australian accents. She travels to Singapore for a few days, on a quest to have a fun, meaningless fling. Her trip is full of surprises. Will Dipa have her Singapore Fling?
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I woke up as the plane landed with that comforting thud. I grew up with that thud. It’s a welcome – and a reminder that a long hot shower isn’t too far away. So I grabbed my suitcase with crazy anticipation in my system because this trip was all about a good change. It was my chance to set things right in my boring 30 something year old life. Romantic love was overrated. I’d ha…

Book Review: Old Money by Sunanda Chatterjee

I read it and loved it. 
Juhi’s turmoil and her need to know her roots are so relatable that I felt her pain. And trust Ms. Chatterjee to give the most unexpected twists to her tale.  
One will fall in love with Juhi and Connor’s relationship. The different phases as the relationship matures were really beautiful. The confusion, pain, and guilt was heart-wrenching, to say the least.
I can go on and on because I learned so much from this book as a reader as well as a writer. Thank you, Sunanda, for this beautiful love story.
My doppelgangers and I had a great time living with Juhi in her world.  I don’t want to go into the details and leave spoilers for you guys. Grab it from Amazon USA, Amazon India, Amazon Canada,Amazon UK and Amazon Australia.
"Families are made from love, not DNA," said her father.

Fashion designer Juhi Raina has always struggled with her identity; an Indian-American, she straddles two worlds, haunted by salacious rumors of her family. After a break-up w…

Book Blitz: Lean In To Relationships by Rishabh Jhol


Doubt has pivoted many a relationship across the centuries. Whether it is Othello suspicious of Desdemona or through the rise of paranoia as a trope in twentieth century writings. While paranoia naturally suggests the vulnerability of individual mind to social rhetoric, it is also the space for deep interrogation of the individual that renders him/her to paranoia. This novel presents that doubt has the potential to be a space of liberation.
Madeeha works in Jordan to rehabilitate Syrian refugees. Zehen, a political analyst from India, meets her in the US during their social impact program. He is intrigued and charmed by her, and falls deeply in love. But the world political climate, with its accompanying cultural narratives about terror and pain, infects Zehen’s mind. Zehen begins to suspect Madeeha as a possible mujahid. Will he find his truth? Fear doesn’t devastate; it stirs the inner pot. 
The novel uses Sufi philosophical terms to mark the…