Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Book Review: Twin Reflections (The Maze of Mirrors # 1) by Elizabeth R Joseph

  • ISIN: 978-1515376392
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Publishers: Createspace
  • Price: Rs. 1057.95/- (I got this book from the author for a review)
The maze of mirrors has been accumulating energy for ages. When Vera and Mark unwittingly find themselves trapped in the maze, its passages prove to be the least of their problems. Its magic can be a great tool or weapon, as Queen Missena is learning, and they are at its mercy. As they travel through, the illusions created by the maze takes them to places unexpected and dangers unforeseen.

But Vera has magic of her own. Will her magic help her and Mark escape the maze? Or will they be trapped inside forever?

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Book Review: Fluffy and Me by Anita Krishnan

  • ISIN: 978-81-759932-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing House
  • Price: Rs. 250/- (I got this book from the publishing house for a review)
A heartwarming true story of selfless love and boundless devotion that only canines are capable of showering.'Fluffy and Me' is a journey full of laughter and tears, fun and fear. It is a moving, Sensitive, hilarious and deeply touching story of undying friendship between a young girl and her Lhasa apso, and of their escapades as life glides from childhood to maturity in the pristine hills and valleys of the Himalayan town of Shimla.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Book Review: A dog eat dog food world by Suresh Chandrasekaran


  • ISIN: 978-9384315030
  • Genre: Humour
  • Publishers: Fablery
  • Price: Rs. 150/- (I got this book from the author for a review)
A hilarious pseudo-history of marketing management, which explicitly denies resemblance to any actual history, and which will be horrified if some semblance be found. The story of a man who discovered that the path of life is strewn with treadmills and, if you get on one by mistake, you could keep running all your life to stay in the same place. The story of how a businessman may just be minding and the 'Invisible Hand' can cause unexpected consequences to arise out of his innocent actions. There is no point blaming the tale for being exaggerated because that is precisely what it seeks to be - an 'exaggeratio ad absurdum' of some facets of the world.

Anything you learn from the book - be it the basics of marketing management or a satirical view of Society - you do at your own risk. The tale only dogs the doings of Spike Fortune who only sought to feed dogs and, later, sought more dogs to feed. Jerry Fortune who, being fortuneless, gets dragged helter-skelter behind his uncle Spike in the latter's careening pursuit of commercial success and gets sandwiched between Spike and Tyke who was Spike's resident genius on enticing dogs with their wares. He also has to help Spike in his rivalry with Tom Rich, who is unwillingly dragged into upstaging Spike and tries to do it by teasing the palates of cats, helped by the bumbling efforts of Jasper Rich who would rather be partying than chasing cats with cat-foods. 

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Book Review: Latina Authors and Their Muses by Mayra Calvani


  • ISIN: 9781606190630
  • Genre: Non Fiction( Anthology)
  • Publishers: Twilight times Books
  • Kindle Price: $2.90/- (I got this book from the b00k R3vi3w for a review)
An inspirational, entertaining, and informative book focusing on the craft of writing and the practical business of publishing, one that provides aspiring authors with the nuts and bolts of the business. A book that not only showcases prominent figures but emerging voices as well, writers working on a wide range of genres from the literary to the commercial.

In spite of their different backgrounds, education levels, and jobs, two factors more than any others bind these writers together: their passion and commitment to their craft and to sharing their stories with the world in spite of the odds.

Latina Authors and Their Muses is a celebration of creativity, the writer’s life, the passionate quest for spiritual and artistic freedom.

From the Foreword by Leticia Gomez

“Latina Authors and Their Muses is a celebration of creativity and the creative writing process, but it also offers savvy information about the industry itself, as well as agents and publishers. It also provides helpful hints and strategies regarding promotion and marketing, whether you are a fledging Latina writer just getting started or a multi-published, seasoned author who has been around the publishing block once or twice.
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Source: Goodreads

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Book Review: The Forgotten Daughter by Renita Dsilva


  • ISIN: 9781909490277
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing House
  • Price: Rs. 233/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

‘You were adopted’.

Three simple words, in a letter accompanying her parent’s will, tear Nisha’s carefully ordered world apart. Raised in England, by her caring but emotionally reserved parents, Nisha has never been one to take risks.

Now, with the scrawled address of an Indian convent begins a search for the mother and family she never knew and the awakening of childhood memories long forgotten.

The secrets, culture and people that Nisha discover will change her life forever. And, as her eyes are opened to a side of herself she didn’t know existed, Nisha realizes that she must also seek answers to the hardest question of all – why?

Weaving together the stories of Nisha, Shilpa and Devi, The Forgotten Daughter explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional themes of motherhood, loss and identity – ultimately asking the question of what you would do out of love for your children?

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