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Book Blitz: Matsya by Sundari Venkatraman

Print Length: 38 pages Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published)  Publication Date: March 11, 2018 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Available on Kindle Unlimited  Genre: Mythology, Short Story, Kidlit 
Lord Brahma is highly disturbed when the four vedas are stolen from him the moment he goes to sleep at the end of the kalpa. It’s Asura Hayagriva who’s gotten away with the sacred scriptures.
Lord Vishnu offers to go to the creator’s rescue and takes the guise of Matsya, the fish.
King Satyavrath lands up with a tiny gold fish when he’s offering prayers to the Sun God one morning. Is the fish all that it appears to be?
How can Satyavrath help the fish?
Read more to find out the reason for Lord Vishnu taking the avatar on earth as Matsya. 
*This is a straightforward story of the first avatar of Mahavishnu, retold in simple English just the way it’s written over the ages. The target audience is the youngsters, children, who don’t know all that much about Indian mythology. It’s al…

Book Review: Prem Purana by Usha Narayanan

Love reigns, not amidst just us mortals but beyond!
Who doesn’t love listening to the mythological stories? The stories my grandmother told me left an imprint in my young mind then. I will be lying if I say I don’t miss those storytelling sessions. Even today, the images and the beautiful world of Deva’s and Asura’s are still very vivid in my mind. And thanks to Usha Narayanan I got that slice of stories back. This book has some amazing collection of stories of prema, romance, and love in mythological stories. There are some beautiful interactions amongst the characters, and the love blossoming is very piously brought out. A beautiful narration I loved reading it, through and through.  Mythologies have a special fascination for me especially since it has that beauty of nostalgia stuck to it. Love certainly is one emotion which has affected not just us mortals but the Devas and Asuras equally. Check it out from Good reads and Amazon. Blurb:
No one is untouched by love, not even devas and a…

Spotlight: The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh

THE BODYGUARD by Ruchi Singh
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, a 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?
About the author

Winner of TOI WriteIndia Season 1, Ruchi Singh is a novelist, and writes in two genres; romance and romantic thriller. 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 includ…

Spotlight: Finding Her Way by Ruchi Vasudeva

Print Length: 16 pages Publication Date: February 12, 2018 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Available on Kindle Unlimited  Genre: Short Story 

What does marriage mean for an Indian girl? Whether she marries for love or by arrangement, she’s forced to obey unreasonable demands. But she also wants to live her life on her own terms.

Avni is such a girl. When the man she loves and cares for wholeheartedly, throws her a curve ball, she chooses to walk away. What comes next for Avni?

It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR

About Ruchi Vasudeva in her own words:
I'm a doctor by profession, a teacher by vocation and an author by destiny. The writing bug has long resided in me and a contest held by Harlequin for Indian authors gave me a golden opportunity to have my dream realized. I debuted in August '13 with my book 'Bollywood FiancĂ© For A Day'. I write romantic fiction with conflicted characters who come into their own in their quest of reaching ou…

Spotlight: Prem Purana by Usha Narayanan


Stories of love and extraordinary devotion 
No one is untouched by love, not even devas and asuras, kings and nymphs. And when they face life’s unexpected tribulations, their love also undergoes trials. Read how Ganesha took myriad forms to please Riddhi, Siddhi and Buddhi, how Ravana shared an unbreakable bond with his true love, Mandodari and how Nala and Damayanti’s relationship was tested till almost nothing remained. 
Tormented by passion, wracked by betrayal, torn by the agony of separation, love in its many splendored forms is the origin of these incredibly endearing stories of Prem Purana. 
READ AN EXCERPT Ganesha stood with Brahma’s daughter Siddhi on the sacred soil of Kailasa, offering worship to the linga that Parvati had installed. He glanced at his companion’s proud face, knowing that he had embarked on a rough path in attempting to win her over. For now, however, he had to focus on his confrontation with Parasurama …

Book Review: Carthick's Unfairy Tale

Truly a collection of  Unfairy Tales!
Entirely an out of the box perspective on fairy tales! This book has some darkness, cynicism, and humour woven into the fairy tales we have read. I would say a very interesting take on the fairy tales. Some moments are rather shocking but it holds you for the next tale. From the mice to town Hamelin and from the arrogant frog to a wicked magician who wanted the boy to go up the beanstalk, the curiosity of Rumpelstiltskin etc… you are bound to be surprised at the author’s interpretation. One is left wondering, ‘Is it the same fairy tale that we have read?’ After every tale, you are left wondering which other character's eyes, the author is going to write the next tale. A quick, new and different take on fairy tales! And trust me true to its title it is a collection of Unfairy Tales. Blurb: An evil dragon. A damsel in distress. A concerned father seeking a savior. A hero galloping off to the rescue – a knight in shining armor. Now THAT is stuff of f…

Book Review : Sins Of The Fathers by Sunanda Chatterjee

A delightful read!
Sins of father haunting once life is as painful as it can get. From love to pain and from pain back to love is a journey the author weaves in this book. As always Sunanda Chatterjee takes you through unexpected twists and turns before you get to have the happy ending. The story builds up the emotions and anxiety. The troubles and pain the characters go through are brought out so well with its pulsating build up, and the beautiful culmination of the journey is so fit for the story. The love between the protagonists is so smooth and soft, it left a mark on my heart. A delightful read! A great blend of suspense, drama, and romance. Blurb: Police Officer Harrison McNamara grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth. The former Wellington Estates heir has dedicated his life to taking criminals off the streets. But when he goes undercover to expose a blackmailing scheme, he meets a freelance model who may hold a key to his past.

For psychologist Laura Carson, freelancing as a mode…

Spotlight: Carthick's Unfairy Tales by Carthick



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…