Monday, April 20, 2015

Cover Reveal:Love Again by Shrruti Patole Clarence & Sumeetha Manikandan

Good day everyone,
Another book is being promoted by The Book Club. Its called Love Again, this post is going to reveal its Cover today. Its a Double Header novel. I too heard this phrase for the first time.
It means it has 2 stories written by different authors.

So scroll down for the Cover !!!



Cover Reveal

Love Again 
by 
Shrruti Patole Clarence & Sumeetha Manikandan
A Double Header Novel


Blurb 


Love, Again is a double header novel published by Half Baked Beans and Fablery with two novellas - A Tulip in the Desert by Shrruti Patole Clarence and These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan.

TULIP IN THE DESERT
SHRRUTI PATOLE CLARENCE

A historian in making, Charmaine has settled down in Amsterdam after her father migrated from India when she was very young. Life was picturesque until the final year of Graduation when she elected to specialize in Egyptology. Thereafter from the time she read the book about Cleopatra, revelation after revelation turns her world into a tornado!

Raj, another aspiring Historian, walks into her college and her life like a whirlwind. A simpleton from Delhi, Raj too finds mysteries unfolding before him from the time he enters the college library right through to their educational tour to Egypt.A series of events throws them together at every step of their college life despite Charmaine wanting to maintain a distance from ‘this’ natural charmer.

A twist of fate puts Raj and Charmaine in the most unthinkable situation that finally links back to their ‘revelations’. Raj must face a choice again…A choice of history over his love… or does he have the mettle to change history and create his own?

THESE LINES OF MEHENDI
SUMEETHA MANIKANDAN

Beautiful and efficient Lalitha loved to deck up brides for their wedding, though her own marriage was in shambles. When her estranged husband suddenly commits suicide she realizes that things wouldn’t be the same again…

Shrikanth thought that he was a confirmed bachelor but when his mother refused to get herself treated for cancer unless he got married, he had to get a bride in a hurry.She needed a husband in name, to save her career while he needed to marry to please his mother. Will they find love second time around? Will they lower their shields and succumb to a mutual passion?

About 
The Authors

Shrruti Patole Clarence

Shrruti has been a voracious reader since early years and took to composing poems when she was very young. She has worked as an Aviation Manager for over ten years with various airlines, she has been on a sabbatical for her two son's aged six and one year respectively. She enjoys this welcome break from career, to be able to pursue her passion, writing!
She has to her credit six short stories featuring in different Anthologies; a Hindi poem featuring in Tumbhi’s contest Ehsaas judged by the famous screenwriter Javed Siddiqui.Shrruti is a warm and friendly person who loves music and watching sports when she is not writing.

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Sumeetha Manikandan

Sumeetha Manikandan is a freelance writer and an author who loves to write and base her plots on the tambrahm community of Mylapore, Chennai. She is the author of ‘The Perfect Groom’ that has been a best selling ebook on the top 50 charts of Amazon India ever since its publication in 2013. 

An avid reader, she loves to read across different genres – romance, historical fiction, non-fiction, mystery, fantasy etc. A history buff to the core, she is currently translating Ponniyin Selvan – the evergreen tamil classic epic history by Kalki Krishnamurthy into English.

Married to film maker K.S. Manikandan, Sumeetha lives in Chennai, along with her six year old daughter.


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spotlight:The Mystery of the Missing Iguana by Ruchira Khanna

Good day people !

I have a 2year old tiny tot who loves books (Thank God ! ;) ) and listening to stories.

I have a hard time remembering all the good moral stories about humans, animals & birds. I would rather not recite stories about witches, dragons, wars, rakshash,...

So I was super excited when The Book Club organised a tour for a kids book The Mystery of the Missing Iguana by Ruchira Khanna.

I am sure like me, you too would love to know more about the book, Take a look.
Stay tuned for the review soon. I am sure my kiddo will have a say in it too :)


The Mystery of The Missing Iguana
by 
Ruchira Khanna 



The Blurb

Alex and his pet chimpanzee Angelo are the young detectives of their neighborhood. When a friend's pet Iguana goes missing, Alex and Angelo immediately take on the case, and the sneaky reptilian leads them on an exciting chase. How will alex and Angelo use their sleuthing skills to solve this mystery?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A biochemist by profession she made a mere choice of enrolling herself into a technical writing course. Now, little did she know that this small decision would take her on a path to creative writing and eventually publishing a novel.





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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Book Review: Crossed & Knotted, India's first Composite Novel

Good day People,


As we promised here is the review of the Composite Novel : Crossed & Knotted.
To know more, check the Spotlight: Crossed & Knotted, India's first Composite Novel
Its a novel with 14 chapters each written by a different author as a new story but linked by characters or plots.

It cant be put in one genre cause it contains Love, thriller, mystery, history,... It goes from marital troubles to war torn Afghanistan to the terrorist ridden Mumbai with its 26/11 to Pune, Lodhi Gardens in Delhi, Kolkatta  to London to Chennai,..


What I Liked:
Its a memory teaser, this novel. You are all alert when reading it. The plots keep spinning. The numerous characters, locations, situations. You have to think forward of what next might happen bearing in mind what has happened in the past chapters. You will be taken by surprise where each thread of the story might go next and end up. The book is beautifully edited, loved the quality of language. Each of the 14 authors are truly good in spinning stories picking up where the others left off.

What I want more:
The beginning chapters keep you engrossed as the stories become more & more complicated & thrilling. The middle of the novel starts feeling like you are watching a TV saas-bahu serial. It could have been removed or shortened. The ending seemed childish after all the suspense in the beginning. I am still trying to solve some of the mysteries I feel were left unsolved. Many loose ends I believe.

Overall, its a great book to read if you love mystery, thrillers, want to try a novel with mixed genres.
Go pick it up. Readomania has done a good job, bringing together so many authors and getting this novel made. Thanks to The Book Club to bring this book in the Book Tour.

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Till next book comes up Bye and Take care. Keep reading.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spotlight: Crossed & Knotted, India's first Composite Novel

Good day Readers,
I love to read different genres of books. We introduced you to a lot of Romance writings in the past.

Here is a completely new format for a Novel. Its a Composite Novel. The publishing house Readomania claims its also India's first Composite Novel.
So in association with The Book Club this book is being showcased & reviewed by us.
Get to know more about the India's first Composite Novel.



Crossed &Knotted
India's First Composite Novel





The Blurb

Crossed & Knotted is India’s first Composite Novel, a book written by fourteen authors in close collaboration with each other. The chapters, each a story in itself, are knotted with one another through characters, events, settings and emotions. The result is a read that criss-crosses through a multitude of emotions bringing out deep rooted human desires. They narrate tales of love and betrayal, suspense and mystery, courage and dilemma, along with hope and resilience. Read it for a taste so tantalizing, that your mind will surely be craving for more!

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ABOUT THE EDITOR

Sutapa Basu is an Honours scholar from Santiniketan and holds a Masters degree in English Literature. Her professional career has seen her as a teacher, editor, and publisher. She has worked with renowned international publishing houses like Oxford University Press and Encyclopaedia Britannica. In the last five years of her professional career, she has launched 111 educational titles, 33 CDs and digital products, a language lab and a website. She has also developed and edited over 450 books over the last thirteen years.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER : READOMANIA

India has traditionally been the land of storytellers and a lot of us have an inherent skill of creating good plots, stories and narrations. With a little encouragement and support, many more authors can be widely read. This is the essence of Readomania-an initiative that nurtures emerging stars of the literary world.

Readomania is an online content discovery platform that brings to life a whole new literary world, with stories, authors, books and a lot more. We also have a publishing house that takes the best of Readomania from the online format to print editions and launches debut authors. Our focus is to bring to the market, new authors and novel concepts, a composite novel being one of them. Our previous book, Chronicles of Urban Nomads, a collection of short stories, was also an experimental publication. 

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Readomania is the talent hunt in fiction that goes a step beyond, nurtures talent and showcases it to the world, in the process, creating a powerhouse of content.

Our website also has a lot in store for the reader. Since the content is edited and curated, by a strong team of editors, readers get quality reads on a platter. The variety on Readomania is impressively vast; we have romance, emotions, thrills, travel, humour and drama. 

Accessing Readomania makes for a perfect break of fifteen minutes from your daily grind. The website was launched in January, 2014 and is already very popular with about 3500 registered users, of which 300 members are active contributors and authors. The site also boasts of 800 online publications and more than three lakh page views till date.





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P.S I received a bubble wrapped hard copy of this book with a note from the Publisher asking to review this book. I was completely hooked in the first few pages.