Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Review: Hidden Passion by Summerita Rhayne

  • Genre: Fiction / Romance / Drama/ Period Love Story
  • Publishers: Self published by the author on Amazon( You can buy it HERE)
  • Price: Rs. 61/- (I received the book for review from the author)

Rukmani, the youngest of the Kamboj royal family, has always had her way and she thinks she would too when the question of her marriage arises. But when she expresses her wishes, her world comes crumbling down because it seems aristocratic affairs matter more than her heart. Who can she run to but the strongest ruler of the region, Deveshwaraya?

Devesh finds himself torn between duty and desire. He is drawn to her yet being with her jeopardizes everything he has worked for. When even protecting her invites trouble, how can he let his heart become involved?

When the walls of monarchical politics rise high between them, will her passion prevail?
Hidden Passion – the story of a princess daring to reach out for her heart’s desire.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Behind the Book: Anuja Chandramouli

Anuja Chandramouli is a full-time mommy and part-time writer. She is the author of Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior Prince & Kamadeva: The God of Desire.She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in English. She currently works out of home as a columnist and e-reporter. She has been accredited with a number of articles that she writes on a freelance basis. Her articles have been featured in publications that include Lonely Planet, The Hindu, and Womens Era. She resides in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, with her husband and two daughters.In conversation with her, to listen as she talks about things close to her heart, her two books and much more at Behind the book.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Behind the Book: Ashutosh Garg

It feels amazing to be talking to a person who is considered an institution in himself. Ashutosh Garg, the author of books like The Buck Stops Here and The Corner Office is much more than what his bio tells us about him.

Ashutosh Garg, worked in the corporate sector for twenty-five years before launching Guardian Pharmacy. He was with ITC Limited for seventeen years, leaving in 1995 as managing director of one of the group companies. Thereafter, he spent eight years in the aerospace industry. He has been a regular contributor to publications such as Business India and The Economic Times.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book Review: The Corner Office by Ashutosh Garg

  • ISIN: 978-8129124777
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Rupa Publications India
  • Price: Rs. 195/-
In 1980, Rahul, Raj, Iqbal, Sangeeta and Anita get their first jobs at a large multinational alcohol-manufacturing company, Trust Corporation. Over the next three decades, the five go through ups and downs in their personal and professional lives as they race one another to the top. However, through all of this, their goal remains unchanged?each of them wants to become the chairman and enter the fabled corner office. But at what cost? Is the dream worth the sacrifices they make? In the quest for money and supremacy, will they compromise their ethics and principles? Will their families and friends stand by them or get left behind? A starkly realistic drama about greed, perseverance and the pursuit of power, The Corner Office showcases the journey of every enterprising player in the cutthroat corporate arena, and the consequences of ruthless ambition.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Review: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • ISIN: 978-81-8400-575-2
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Random House India
  • Price: Rs. 399/- (I received the book for review from the publisher)
Two brothers bound by tragedy; a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past; a country torn by revolution. A powerful new novel--set in both India and America--that explores the price of idealism and a love that can last long past death.

Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead of them. It is the 1960s, and Udayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty: he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother's political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America.

But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family's home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind--including those seared in the heart of his brother's wife.

Suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland expands the range of one of our most dazzling storytellers, seamlessly interweaving the historical and the personal across generations and geographies. This masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return, is a tour de force and an instant classic.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cover Reveal: She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Zeenat Mahal

There are some authors who leave an impression on you with their books so much that you look forward to their next works with bated breath. Zeenat Mahal is one such author, needless to add I loved her previous book. So when her next book is about to release it surely deserves special attention.

To let you know more about her:

Zeenat Mahal (@zeenat4indireads) is an avid reader and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She has an MPhil in English literature from Government College Lahore and holds a MFA in creative writing from Kingston University, London. She won a BBC short story competition in 2001 and has been a regular contributor to newspapers. Zeenat has eclectic tastes and an insatiable desire to learn. Her romances are a heady mix of the traditional and the contemporary, old world values face the challenges of a shrinking globe that impinge upon and help shape South Asian sensibilities.

‘Haveli’ is Zeenat’s first published novella. Currently she is working on a literary novel with elements of magical realism, while continuing to write romances. She can be contacted on her FB page

Monday, January 19, 2015

Book Review: Adultery by Paulo Coelho

  • ISIN: 978-81-8400-609-4
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Random House India
  • Price: Rs. 299/- (I received the book for review from the publisher)

Linda knows she's lucky.Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again.Her friends recommend medication.But Linda wants to feel more, not less.

And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she - respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist - thought had disappeared.Even she can't predict what will happen next...

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Friday, January 09, 2015

Book Review: Matches made in Heaven by Sundari Venkatraman


  • Genre: Romance /Fiction
  • Publishers: Flaming Sun ( Sold by Amazon)
  • Price: Rs. 98/- ( I received the book for review from the author) You can buy your copy HERE

Swayamwar on TV reality show; Dating Clubs; Matchmaking websites; parents setting up their children with one another; friends getting married and more – there are many ways that couples get together for hopefully a “Happily Ever After” experience. MATCHES MADE IN HEAVEN explores the various premises in the form of short stories that one can relate to in everyday life. There is even one based on Gods falling in love. Shh! I am not going to say anything further. It’s for you to find out.

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Book Review: Kamadeva – The God of Desire by Anuja Chandramouli

  • ISIN: 9788129134592
  • Genre: Mythology /Fiction
  • Publishers: Rupa Publications
  • Price: Rs. 295/- ( I received the book for review from the author)

Kamadeva, the charming wielder of the sugarcane bow and the flower-tipped arrows, born out of the wellspring of Brahmas latent passion, has for long remained an enigma. This enthralling story of the God of Desire explores his many wondrous adventures, as well as his heady romance with Rati, his chief consort.

Best friends with Indra, the King of the Gods, tutor to the Apsaras in the art of lovemaking, Kamadeva lives a dream life in the magnificent Kingdom of Amaravathi - until danger strikes when he incurs the wrath of Shiva because of a preordained curse. Follow Kama as he hurtles towards his destiny and the Destroyers dreaded third eye. Find out if he will rise from the ashes to reign supreme as the King of Hearts or if he will be doomed to spend an eternity as Ananga - The bodiless one.
In Kamadeva - The God of Desire, the author masterfully marries imagination with stellar research to bring to vivid life one of the most intriguing Gods of the Hindu pantheon. Laced with wit and narrated in contemporary flavour, Kamadeva will take you on a rollicking ride into the heart of desire and its tantalizing dark side.
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