Thursday, December 31, 2015

Yet Another Year...

I know the date of the post and title suggests it is yet another year ending message but make no mistake it is not!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Book Review: The Divine Command (Comeback Warrior Trilogy Book 1) by Saranya Umakanthan


  • ASIN: B018G20AD0
  • Genre: YA/ Mythology / Fantasy
  • Publishers: General Press
  • Price: Rs. 199/- ( I got the book from author for a review)

The divine command was from Lord Shiva. So Shaktipurians would do anything to safeguard the 'Taal-Patras' -- the ultimate secrets compiled onto palm-leaves by the yogis that contained everything! Yes, all the do's and don'ts from making of the elixir to reviving the dead!

This task was headed by their beloved warrior Indrajith. But destiny brutally destroyed their plans! Their toughest braveheart was to perish in a bloody dual. This ill-fated episode prompted the rise of the nefarious king of Narakdesh -- Asurshasak!

Desperate, Shaktipurians recited the revival slokas on the dead grave of their only hope...

Would Indrajith emerge and come back stronger than before? And if he comes back, who is waiting for him now with a pole arm in her hands and protruding teeth?

With black-magic obstacles barring his way, the comeback warrior -- Suraj Sena is shaken when the conspirator rips off the mask! But traitors never go unpunished!

Behind the book

Monday, December 21, 2015

Book Review: Of Marriageable age by Sharon Maas

  • ISIN: 9788175993129
  • Genre: Drama / Fiction
  • Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing
  • Price: Rs. 245/- ( I got the book from publisher for a review)
A magical story of forbidden love, spanning three continents and three decades. Set against the Independence struggles of two British colonies, Of Marriageable Age is ultimately a story of personal triumph against a brutal fate, brought to life by a colorful cast of characters . . . Savitri, intuitive and charismatic, grows up among the servants of a pre-war English household in the Raj. But the traditional customs of her Brahmin family clash against English upper-class prejudice, threatening her love for the privileged son of the house.

Nataraj, raised as the son of an idealistic doctor in rural South India, finds life in London heady, with girls and grass easily available… until he is summoned back home to face raw reality. Saroj, her fire hidden by outward reserve, comes of age in Guyana, South America. When her too-strict, orthodox Hindu father proves to have feet of clay she finally rebels against him... and even against her gentle, apparently docile Ma. But Ma harbours a deep secret… one that binds these three so disparate lives and hurtles them towards a truth that could destroy their world.

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Book Review: You are the best wife - A true love story by Ajay K Pandey

  • ISBN: 978-9382665540
  • Genre:  Fiction
  • Publishers: Srishti Publishing
  • Price: Rs. 375/- ( I got the book from Writer's Melon for a review)
Ajay believes in living for himself; Bhavna teaches him to live for others. Ajay is a planner for life; Bhavna makes him live in every moment. You are the Best Wife is a story of two people with contradictory ideologies who fall in love. It changes them for good. It changes the way they look at the world and the way the world looks at them.

Until destiny reveals its plans. This is a true inspiring story of the author and his struggle with life, after his beloved wife left him halfway through their journey. But her last words, ‘you are the best husband’ gave him the strength to live on, and fulfil his promise of love. Told with frankness and doses of humor, this heart-warming tale of a boy and a girl who never gave up on their love in face of adversities, ends on a bittersweet and poignant note as Ajay comes to terms with the biggest lesson life has to offer.

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Friday, December 04, 2015

Book Review: An End to Thrill by Varun Kumar

  • ISIN: 9781625161543
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Publishers: Strategic Book Publishing
  • Price: $ 10.11 /- ( I got the book from author for a review)
An End to the Thrill is a collection of science fiction short stories, each one totally unique in its own way. The build up to the end of every story has been written in a way that will amaze readers, and each story has its own theme, its own genre, and its own different setting. As you reach the end of every story, be sure to expect the unexpected. The plot twists will appeal to readers of all ages.

Behind The book
Source: Goodreads

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Book Review: A Little Chorus of Love (Anthology)

  • ISIN: 9789385137211
  • Genre: Romance / Anthologies
  • Publishers: Author's Ink Publishing
  • Price: Rs. 250/-
What is love? The question brews a million different answers. Love is not an entity. It is an emotion that embraces several hues and shades within. 'A Little Chorus of Love – Love through Ages' simply follows the same idea and assembles 24 different writers portraying love in a form they acknowledge the best.

Immerse yourself into the most powerful emotion with 24 different stories set in different time periods and feel your heart beat for that one special person in your life..

Behind The book
Source: Goodreads

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Book Review: 35 and sexless in Ahmedabad by Robin David

  • ISIN: 978-9350298459
  • Genre: Contemporary Fiction
  • Publishers: Harper Collins
  • Price: Rs. 325/- ( I got the book from The Reader's Cosmos for a review)
Anant, a thirty-five-year-old small-time photographer in Ahmedabad, has a recurring nightmare. In it, a three-legged bitch is chained to his ankle, slowing his step and dragging angrily behind him. Try as he might, he is neither able to free himself of the mongrel in the dream nor the dream itself. What does the dog signify? Raashee, his one-time lover who now exists only in online chat windows? Or Diane Arbus, the legendary 1960s' photographer whose groundbreaking ideas have no takers in Ahmedabad? Or his father, with whom he has a strained relationship? When psychologists and Google fail him, Anant embarks on a Kafkaesque journey through the city to find the answers that elude him.

35 and Sexless in Ahmedabad is a darkly comic story about a lonely man's quest for real connections in times of virtual connectivity - a misfit artist's alienation in a conservative city, here Ahmedabad but could be any other. But the most hopeless of situations often have simple solutions. As Anant discovers, his three-legged dog is actually a profound problem with a surprisingly primal answer.

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