Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cover Reveal: Lemon Girl by Jyoti Arora

Hello everyone,
This blog is picking up speed by giving you more & more book suggestion. The Book Club is the source of all these suggestions, thank god for it !
As we last did, this is a Cover Reveal for the book: Lemon Girl by Jyoti Arora... Check the details.


Cover Reveal 
Lemon Girl 
by 
JyotiArora 
The She....
The He...
The Author
Jyoti Arora
Jyoti Arora is a Post Graduate in English Literature and Applied Psychology. Her writing achievements include two novels, three blogs, several wins in national level blog competitions, over five years of freelance writing experience, developing books for kids and abridging 24 famous English novels like Jane Eyre, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn etc. 
Jyoti's first novel, Dream's Sake, was published in 2011 by V&S Publishers. It received great reviews and much appreciation from readers.Books have always been Jyoti’s best friends. In fact, books so fascinated her from early childhood that she learnt reading, by herself, even before she started going to school. And she considers herself most fortunate that she is able to pursue her dream of being a novelist and work at what she loves best.
However, if books are Jyoti’s first love, and she’s still very devoted to them, the thrilling and steadily advancing world of technology also fascinates her. As a result, one of Jyoti’sblog is a technological blog called Techn0Treats. In 2011, a post in this blog won her the title of Samsung Mobile when Samsung made her a part of the team of the twenty bloggers chosen from all over India through a blogging competition. In this team of twenty bloggers, she was the only woman and perhaps the only one who had studied literature instead of science. As a Samsung Mobiler, Jyoti acted as the promoter and ambassador of Samsung.
Jyoti is a patient of Thalassemia Major which forced her to stop going to school after class seventh. After that, she continued her studies on her own through correspondence courses. Her zest to overcome her medical problems and made her an inspiration for many.
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Let us know if you are excited to read this one. If yes, we will try our best to review it :)

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Book Review: Lucifer's Lungi by Nitin Sawant

Good day People !



As promised here is a review from our side of the book: Lucifer's Lungi by Nitin Sawant.
We had highlighted the book with our Spotlight. So after a fast read here is a review of this book.

After many romance reads, this a fresh, light, de-stressing read. Ya it is a thriller, superstition filled, super natural characters story but with a moral or an eye opener to the devils within than outside.

Story:
City slicker, entrepreneur, software professional who is fed up of his dull or no-life in Madras, on suggestions by his colleagues starts touring the countryside on weekends. On one such countryside weekend, he lands at a non-pronounceable village. The lovely scenic beauty  and tranquility of the place makes our Saar happy & relieved of choosing a good location. This village it seems is the hub of the flower business or for pooja's. The landscape is dotted with temples peeping out of foliage everywhere. Our Saar lands at the main temple, arranges for food & rest for the day, befriends the old priests grandson who happily acts as guide & takes him visiting temples along with giving a running commentary about rituals, god-ghost stories. When they realize there is no transport for Saar to return to Madras the same night, they try to help him out. The priests grandson narrates the stories of demons, Satan, god in the main temple, how he can protect Saar always from the undead,... Our Saar an atheist is unconvinced. As the night approaches, will Saar find the last transport out of this village or into the land of the undead, demons ?

What I liked:
As I said in the Spotlight, the book title reminds me of RK Narayan's short stories. Each chapter's titles are lyrics from songs:
“...not all those who've lost their lives, died..."
Best one: “...whoever God wants to kill, He first makes them mad…” True that ;)
The story narration is totally informal. One feels like you are at a campfire and your friend is narrating a Tall tale with lot of mirch masala & physiology of the human mind to make it believable. Its such a breezy read, I finished it in a couple of hours albeit past midnight. The last couple of  chapter have you in grip, crossing your fingers for our hero to see the daylight next day. But the end will make you do an imaginative tap on your head & grinning (if some one had seen me at that time-2:30 am, phone light on my face & me grinning, would have surely thrown a screaming fit :D ).

What I want more:
Lovely quotes at the end of the book:
"There’s more to fear in the wild, than just wild animals. FEAR YOUR  IMAGINATION.
 What happened to Saar, the priests grandson, the little kid would have loved to know more about them, but then again it will become a happily-ever-after type of story. So guess the author was right in ending the story there.

Please go buy a copy of this one, you will love it I am sure.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Spotlight: The Runaway Bridegroom by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day Everyone!
Another Romance novel on offering by The Book Club. This is one more by our favorite Romance author Sundari Venkatraman.

We had done the Cover Reveal for this book: The Runaway Bridegroom.
So this post is a Spotlight & more dope on the book.
Amazon has listed it as a top selling novel.
It is selling like hot cakes, so grab a copy soon.

Go on & get a glimpse of the book.



THE RUNAWAY BRIDEGROOM
by
Sundari Venkatraman





Blurb

Chanda Maheshwari’s family is shaken when her thirteen-year-old bridegroom Veerendra runs away immediately after the wedding. The eight-year-old child doesn’t even understand the impact on her life. Unable to face their neighbours and friends, the Maheshwaris move from their village to Jaipur and begin a new life in the city.

Fourteen years later, Chanda is studying in a Delhi College. She takes up a temporary job at RS Software Pvt. Ltd. and falls head-over-heels for the boss of the operation. But what about  Ranveer Singh? Is he interested in her?

Ranveer’s secretary Shikha is desperate to make him fall for her. All she wants is life-long security with a rich man. But it’s nerd Abhimanyu who keeps getting in the way. Abhi is Ranveer’s second-in-command and Shikha isn’t keen on him as she’s eyeing the main chance. 

When Ranveer appears to show interest in Chanda, she’s faced with a new problem. Astrologer Vidyasagar insists that she would get back with her husband Veerendra. Does anyone want to know what she wants? 

Chanda feels torn between the man she has fallen for and the family values that have been instilled in her. Will she ever find happiness? 

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Sundari Venkatraman has authored four ebooks so far, The Runaway Bridegroom being the latest. Three of her books, namely, The Malhotra Bride; Meghna and The Runaway Bridegroom have all been self-published on Amazon under the banner of Flaming Sun. All three books are regularly seen on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestsellers’ Contemporary Romances list. 

A great fan of Mills & Boon romances over the past four decades, Sundari has always believed in ‘Happily Ever Afters’ and all her books promise happy endings. 

The Runaway Bridegroom talks about ‘Child Marriage’, an evil perpetrated even in the 21st century in a country like India. While a large number of the country’s population live in the cities and lead modern lives, there are many who follow old customs unaware of the negative impact on the lives of the younger generation. 

The book is a work of fiction and of course does not preach. The author has but made an attempt to bring this ancient custom to the eyes of the modern public around the world while bringing a simple solution to the protagonists, the victims of child marriage. 

“I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I loved writing it,” says Sundari Venkatraman. 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Spotlight: Lucifer's Lungi by Nitin Sawant

Good day Everyone,
Another book to introduce from The Book Club collection: Lucifer's Lungi by Nitin Sawant.
The title seems quite interesting more like RK Narayan's short story titles ;)

Check out the Blurb & know more about the author. Thanks to The Book Club lot of Indian authors are getting introduced & their work recognised. Proud to be a part of it.



Lucifer's Lungi
by 
Nitin Sawant




The Blurb
 An atheist city-slicker unleashed on a medieval holy village...

A simpleton village priest's boy who blindly worships and guards a pantheon of Gods and Their traditions...

Strange things happen when their worlds collide!

This is a tale of that turmoil on a lonely night in a jungle, when the ghosts you never knew till a few hours ago are let loose on the ghosts that you always carried within, unknowingly.

Welcome to the unholy clash of beliefs, fears and frailties with unknown Gods and demons. A clash that will test your convictions. A clash that will rabidly claw and unmask your subconscious, leaving you naked and paralyzed in front of your demons - in a climax that is as ambiguous as it is certain...


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Fablery Publications is a contemporary publishing start-up based in Bangalore. At Fablery, our focus is on bringing out books that are more in tune with the current reading habits. Our present portfolio includes a psycho-thriller novella “Lucifer’s Lungi”, two graphic novels “Subbu’s Code” and “Ka Kaa” to be launched at Bangalore Comic Con, along with a book adaptation of a National Award winning movie “Ri” and an anthology of historical fiction “Once Upon A Time”.




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What do you think? Will it be an interesting read? I am going to find out. Check in next few days for our word on it. Till then have a great week ahead !

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Book Review: Helpline by Uday Mane

Good day !

We introduced you in last post, the debut novel of Uday Mane. Here is a review of the book.
As newspapers reported last month, the number of suicides is much greater than people dying in accidents. What pushes these people to take such drastic steps? These people need help. This book can help. Readers can feel the lonliness, worthlessness, depression, loss these people feel all the time.

The story:
Samir is suicidal. He has nightmares which are quiet gripping & create an impression. There is flashback to his life, parents, Neha, his love Riya, her brother Siddhartha who has Downs Syndrome and his depression filled days. Samir has his Nana as a role model & confidante. Then comes Riya & Siddhartha who Samir perceives as attention gainers of his Nana. Riya & Siddhartha move out of his life. Samir has a creative bend & wants to be a writer encouraged by Nana. But he cant make his politician father understand that, who makes him get into engineering. Now Samir is failing hopelessly in academics. Riya comes back into his life, and along with his other supportive friends Neha, Rajesh life starts looking better for Samir. Samir is drawn to Riya, perfectly understands her devotion to her brother Siddhartha and is able to bond with him too. So when Riya starts moving out of his life, he starts spiraling down into depression resorting to drugs, alcohol, shying away from all human connections. The Helpline which he calls is like god send. So does Samir get back his life on track with the help of The Helpline?

What I liked:
The start of the book. Its quiet dark, gloomy, makes quiet an impression. Making you keep away from the book or reading it further depending on your mood. The short stories about each character within the story itself. While Samir's story & flashback is quiet negative, the other stories are uplifting, positive. They make you want to try harder to be a better person. The narration is sometimes too much about certain situations and drags the story. There is subtle physiology gyaan about love, life, people,....  Some beautiful description of locations in Mumbai & peoples life's.

What I want more:
Increase the pace of the story. The start is gripping but the sub plots and long descriptions makes the main story loose steam and lose interest. Someone needs to give Samir a tight slap for wasting a great life. Hope the story helps people in need of help realise that Life is beautiful and like Samir's Nana said: You can be anything you want.


Go get the book, keep a clear mind. List down all the good things in your life. Try to help people who cant.




Till then Chin up, Smile, pat your back, keep doing what you love doing :)
Bye. Take care. Enjoy the loong weekend :)