Showing posts from October, 2017

Book Blitz: Scorpio Superstar by Sundari Venkatraman

Print Length: 150 pages Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published)  Publication Date: September 16, 2017 Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited Language: English Available on Kindle Unlimited  Genre: Romance 

Kollywood superstar Chandrakanth, also known as CK, is a true-blue Scorpio, communicating with his eyes and believing in showing more than telling.

His website and social media consultant Ranjini is a Piscean through and through, fiercely independent, believing in affirmations and declarations.

It is love at first glance for Chandrakanth when he meets Ranjini; so strong are his feelings that he proposes marriage on their second meeting. Ranjini, fascinated by his starry persona, gets swept off her feet. The two get married without much of the world knowing—including CK's aunt and ex.

The two women set out to settle their scores on Ranjini who suddenly begins to feel a strain in what was a fairy tale wedding.

While passion reigns on the one hand, there’s trouble in paradise …

Book Review: Bound by Hatred by M.V.Kasi

Was I stumped? Of course. But that particular emotion has been in abundance while I read the first book of the Bound series. Here it overflows. MV Kasi has not left any stone unturned. The book leaves you craving for more. The emotions are so raw and intense. For the period of the book, the reader is transported to the world of Singhams and Prajapathis... You will love to hate them; you will love to love them. You will love to be closer to the basic emotions of each and every human being in the book. If Abhay and Anika’s love was heart-wrenching, Dev and Sabitha’s passion will hit you from you-know-not-where. I am now bound to the Bound series. The hatred, its cause, and the culmination of it in absolute passion is a raw deal. Grab the book guys! Still raw and shaken, I and my doppelgangers sign off. Check on Goodreads, Amazon USA, Amazon India, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia, Amazon Canada. Blurb: Two enemies forced to be allies... Will their hatred thrive? Or will it transform into …

Book Review- The Last man she'd love by Summerita Rhyane

Ignite the passion!
A hopeless flirt and an ice maiden are set to ignite the passion for romance in you. This is the journey of two individuals unraveling each other’s real self in a make-believe relationship, and slowly finding out that they are meant to be ‘together’. It is certainly a delightful romance to look forward to. Lyna and Guy are caught in a pretend engagement and what they didn’t bargain for was the intense attraction for each other. I loved the intricate characters introduced along the story. The complex human mind in the different characters was a treat to read. This book is certainly my favorite pick from Ms. Rhayne. This one is a complete package of romance, drama and great chemistry between the protagonists. I and my doppelgangers had a blast as we read it. Grab it! Goodreads, Amazon USA, Amazon India, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia. Blurb:
When best laid plans fall apart...
Lyna is all set to marry a movie mogul, when she finds his pregnant ex at her office, …

Book Review: Scorpio Superstar by Sundari Venkatraman

No intro required!
With Ms. Venkatraman’s books, you need not give any introduction; you just have to read it. Once you read any one of her books, you’d end up picking all. This romance also promises to attract the readers for a lifetime binge of the author’s books. A superstar of the south, Chandrakanth aka CK (or Chandru for a very special person) has almost the whole of Tamil Nadu and more than three-fourths of south India going gaga over him. In Tamil Nadu, people see him as a demi-God image. And there is his website handler, a normal girl with her business, living and leading a cozy life with her family. The journey towards the culmination of their stars begins the moment they meet. The Scorpio and Pisces couple is sure to keep you hooked to their journey towards fulfillment, love, and completeness. And if you are a regular reader of Ms. Venkatraman, you’d know the sure chemistry between the protagonists. An amazing chemistry and growing relationship is in store for you. Why is it…

Book Review: Destined by Rubina Ramesh

Why should a woman be made to choose? Why can’t she choose both, duty and Love?

When the burden of pain and the fear of losing your love is bearing upon you, just the presence of someone next to you is too valuable. Esha’s struggle to be strong as she stood by her father in his battle with cancer, and the Deja vu she experiences is heart wrenching. And trust me, I was so engrossed in her pain that I was shocked at my desire to hit Ayush. Out of the blue came a marriage proposal, a contractual marriage for six months, meant to benefit her father’s treatment and to remove the complications in Rohan’s life. What they both didn’t see coming (to the delight of my two doppelgangers—the one in white with a halo on top of her head and the one in black with red horns) was the intense attraction between them.
The brewing friendship, companionship, intimacy, and finally love was perfect. Not even a second of dullness. The book holds you to Esha and Rohan’s romance till the end. I and my two doppel…

Book Reviews: Otherness: Souls Of Brown Women by DE.B.Dubois

Alarmingly clear reflection of society!
Being a brown woman myself in a foreign country, I could easily relate to and understand the author’s narrative where every minute is a struggle to adapt, a struggle to adjust according to your surroundings to blend in. Blending in has been what has always pushed the brown women. Blend in with the mentality of the society, to the family norms...the list continues. As a matter of fact, brown women face the bias with regard to their skin color even in their own homeland-- a constant reminder from family, society, matrimonial market etc. But there is one mention in the book that I don't agree with. The Vedas in their true form have held women in high regard or we wouldn't have goddesses and deities still worshiped. The interpretations and other works which followed suit often had subtle changes brought in by the men who wrote it. The physical strength and the superiority they felt had to be manifested in the society. What better way than trans…

Book Blitz: Beyond Secrets by Alka Dimri Saklani

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BEYOND SECRETS by Alka Dimri Saklani

Noel is a counsellor, risking his career for volunteering in an orphanage.
Nidhi is an engineering student on the surface, but deep down a broken girl in search of some unanswered questions.
Appu is a sweet little orphan, unaware of the cruelties of the world.
Despite being miles apart their stories interweave in “Aashiyana”, the orphanage. Their little journey together changes their lives in ways they never imagined.
One recurring nightmare, one unexpected phone call, one stolen diary, many lies and secrets, and a calling from the past are just the highlights. And when they depart, they are not the same anymore.
They didn’t hurt each other, it was a game of destiny. Will they ever be able to rediscover themselves and more importantly, will their paths ever cross again?
Beyond Secrets is a novel with layers of suspense and different nuances of relationships. And one question that can’t have just one answer - How long does it take…

Book Blitz - Lean into Relationship by Rishab Jhol

Print Length: 143 pages Language: English ASIN: B0749CLW5G Format: Kindle Edition

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. It is a ten…

Book Blitz: Water Boarding by Bragadeesh Prasanna

Print Length: 292 pages Publication Date: October 8, 2017 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B075W9WBVR

As a torture technique, Waterboarding involves the torturer to pour water over the face of the captive, over a damp towel to give a sensation of drowning. While the mind knows that he is not actually drowning, the captive's body sends contrasting signals to the brain making it a very painful experience.

Ved, who just got out of a life-changing accident finds out that he has blank spaces in his memory. He is unsure about his past and uncertain about his future but goes through with the present with the help of his friend Sara. Sara slowly builds Ved's past, filling him with people and instances he had forgotten.

As Ved struggles with the financial strain caused by his accident and subsequent medical bills and figuring out whom to trust, Ved is forced to live in the moment, which is dark, terrifying and maddening as his past catches up with him. Will…