Friday, September 19, 2014

Spotlight: Helpline by Uday Mane

Good day People,
Here is another book we would like to promote. This time its not a Romance novel for a change.
This is a very different novel. Check out details below.
Till then Grab the Book, read it & let us know your review. We have crossed past first 100 pages. Race you !

Helpline

by Uday Mane




The Blurb
 Samir is suicidal. Rachael works for a suicide helpline. Fate connects them through a phone call. And so begins Samir’s story of love, longing, errors, regret and a girl who changed his life. As his story reaches its conclusion, Rachael will know the true reason behind his suicidal tendencies. But this suicide helpline is not any ordinary service. There is more to the mysterious and yet so convincing voice of Rachael. As this new mystery begins to unfold, Samir is going to discover three things: 

What is The Helpline? 
Who is Rachael? 
What is Samir’s own identity? 

Every year, several teenagers in India attempt suicide because of failing relationships, dwindling careers, parental pressure or the competitive world. This story is about one such teenager, his early problems and the hurdles to cope with them. This story is about finding hope in the struggle. This story is about fighting for what you believe in and discovering your true identity. This is not a story about falling in love. This is a story of rising from a failed love story.

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Meet the Author


Uday Mane was born in Pune and raised in Mumbai. He works as a marketing professional during the day and a storyteller during the night. He is an avid reader, and loves to collect classic books. 

The Helpline is his debut novel that was launched in March 2014 at the hands of Padma Shri Paresh Rawal.




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Monday, September 8, 2014

Book Review: Trouble has a New Name by Adite Banerjie

Good day everyone,
As promised giving you the Book review of Trouble has a New Name by Adite Banerjie, albeit 2weeks late. To get a gist of the book you may want to check the Spotlight: Trouble has a New Name by Adite Banerjie.

This book is hosted by The Book Club and I opted to read and review it.

This is a Romance Novel and a very light read. It is not the usual mushy, boy-girl head over heals in love, hot steamy scenes,.... The characters in this book are very mature, career oriented, professionals juggling personal & profession life. The setting for the book is in Andaman & Nicobar Islands at a Beach resort & centers around a big fat lavish Indian wedding. While reading this the author Adite has actually described the location so beautifully, you actually crave for a beach vacation asap ;)

The story:
Rayna or Ray is a top model who has carved the career with  lot of hard work, proving to her family she is not tainting their name by being a model in Big bad Mumbai. She now has a fresh status of being dumped by her boyfriend Sid with just a Text message stating 'Its over'. On top of that she is scheduled to attend her Best Friend Mille's lavish Indian wedding at Andaman & Nicobar Island. She now has to handle the nosy home town crowd, the paparazzi and her reputation of having a fiancee. So the last straw left for her is to ask Neel the gorgeous hotelier, if he would pretend to be her fiancee for a few days? Does that solve the tangled string of troubles Rayna carries with her or does this Trouble has a new Name? Grab the Book to get to know this new trouble ;)

What I liked:
Easy read. Mature characters. No moping around after lost love. Humane side for such drop dead characters. Great description of a lavish Indian wedding. Good research & settings for the locations.
The most important RBIL: Rayna Book of Immutable Laws. These are super spot on & sarcastic at best. My  favourite: Trouble always comes neatly wrapped in large-size packs :D

What I want more:
Neel to keep his emotional baggage aside. Accept & understand he cant be responsible for everything that goes wrong in their family life. Also his haunting past story was too streatched, coming back in pieces. In all, Adite good work. Would love to read more of your work. Keep going ! :)

Disclaimer: I received the PDF version of this book from the author for my honest review.

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