Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Book Review: Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies by Louise Courey Nadeau

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Book Review: Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies by Louise Courey Nadeau

This book has been on my Kindle for a long time. I was reserving it to read with my 4yr old. Finally, we read it aloud together and here is a short review of this magical book about: Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies by Louise Courey Nadeau

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Magelica is keen to know about her parents and about herself. Prince Will comes to help her reach the land of fairies. The Fairy councel has finally agreed to meet Magelica and help her uncover details about her parents and herself. How does Magelica travel to the Land of Fairies? What does she find there? Are her questions answered?

What I liked:
This is Book 3 of the Magelica series. Though I found it a little difficult to understand the story in the beginning, it was all compact and easy to connect the dots by the end.

The language is good and simple for kids to read. The essence of Magic, Fairies, Friendship, Love, courage, believe in yourself, faith is ever present in the book and depicted repeatedly.

The illustrations are truly fascinating and make the story more enchanting.

The book encourages children, parents and teachers to follow your own heart and go on adventures. Truly needed :)

What I wanted more:
Louise Courey Nadeau please continue writing such inspiring stories of trust, faith, love, adventure, friendship. Hope to read them all.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Spotlight: My Singapore Fling by Sudesna Ghosh

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Another mushy love story? Sudesna Ghosh's first Romance novel: My Singapore Fling. What is so special about this fling? Lets find out more ;) Wait for the review coming up soon.

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Meet Dipa Basu. She’s a 30 something modern Bengali woman living in Kolkata and a successful writer. After many relationships and breakups, she’s decided that love is a waste of time. She’s always had these phases where she’s been obsessed with different things; like one where old men in dhotis appealed to her. But this time she’s crazy about men with British and Australian accents. She travels to Singapore for a few days, on a quest to have a fun, meaningless fling. Her trip is full of surprises. Will Dipa have her Singapore Fling?

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I woke up as the plane landed with that comforting thud. I grew up with that thud. It’s a welcome – and a reminder that a long hot shower isn’t too far away. So I grabbed my suitcase with crazy anticipation in my system because this trip was all about a good change. It was my chance to set things right in my boring 30 something year old life. Romantic love was overrated. I’d had enough of that crap. Time for some unemotional fun. The girls had attempted to analyse me saying, “Dipa, you are sensitive, emotional, and all about feelings. Are you sure about a fling?” I was sure. Sure I cried during most movies. Yeah, I couldn’t stand animal cruelty or injustice to the poor. But this was meant to happen.

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Sudesna Ghosh

Sudesna or Sue is the author of short stories, two nonfiction books, and now a YA novella (Just me, the Sink & the Pot, and a collection of short stories (The Adventures of Ernie Fish), a romance (My Singapore Fling) and kid lit (The Cheesecake Thief & Other Stories).

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Spotlight: Valley of the Kings by Terrance Coffey

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Egypt, Pharoah and all things historical and mysterious encompassed in Valley of the Kings by Terrance Coffey. Read below to know more.


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In the year 1355 BCE, the land of Egypt was the superpower of the known world. King Tut's father, Akenaten, the so-called 'heretic pharaoh,' and his wife, Queen Nefertiti, are on the verge of catapulting Egypt into a revolution that will forever divide its people and rip the most powerful empire on the earth from its foundation. 

Inspired by the actual Hittite and Amarna letters of 14th century BCE, 'Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty' is an epic novel of intrigue, passion, and betrayal, resurrecting the thrilling story of a singular leader whose beliefs were both visionary and disastrous.

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Terrance Coffey is a bestselling author, screenwriter, songwriter and composer with a predilection for Egyptian history. He has written numerous short stories, screenplays, television pilots, and even Coca-Cola music jingles. His debut novel "VALLEY OF THE KINGS: The 18th Dynasty" is the first of a trilogy and a #1 Amazon bestseller.

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#1 Amazon Bestseller!
2017 National Indie Excellence Awards FINALIST
2017 International Book Awards FINALIST
2016 International Pacific Book Award WINNER Best Historical Fiction  

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Spotlight: Brahmahatya by Rajiv Mittal

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An intriguing tale weaving mythology, emotions, revenge by Rajiv Mittal in his debut book Brahmahatya. Read below to know more of the story which the cover doesnt divulge.

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A story of revenge and redemption and deeds shaped by forces that humans believe they have defined through mythology and scriptures but still struggle to understand. 

A woman employee of a retirement home is shocked to discover that a new resident is in fact the son impersonating his father. The son is seeking revenge. She, by her past actions, is unwittingly complicit in his being there and now tries to thwart his peculiar plans. A senile woman-resident and an enigmatic founder offer him sage advice. The samudra manthan (a major episode in Hindu mythology), a slightly dim secretary and a sinister boss play their part in ensuring justice is finally served but in an unexpected manner. 

The novel quotes frequently from the ancient Hindu scriptures and stories that the protagonists use to justify their actions. The treatment of the elderly in society is a major theme. 

‘I found Rajiv's novel completely charming. The story is always interesting and is funny and moving by turns. It has really original elements with its setting and his use of the Hindu stories. I think it is such a good novel and with such appealing characters. I loved it!’ - Rebecca Smith, author of 'The Jane Austen Writers' Club'.

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In Rajiv Mittal's own words:

"I was born in Chennai, India in the early nineteen sixties. I am an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a CPA from Australia. I now live in Melbourne after a stint of several years in the Middle East. 

Writing was a vague aspiration. It became reality thanks to a stranger who said I reminded him of the main character from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann. He quoted from it, ‘Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.’" 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Book Review: The Prince's Special Bride by Devika Fernando

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Do you love Romantic tales set in Royal settings and with a fairy tale feel to it? You should buy the entire series of Royal Romance by Devika Fernando immediately. I am still swooning after reading Book 1: The Prince's Special Bride and dying to read the Book 2: The Prince's Stubborn Bride.
Psst.. Buy the entire series. Bonus Chapter 1 of Book 2 at end of Book 1 is really tantalizing.

Maria Kemei of African origin is a Night Manager at a resort in the beautiful Maldives. She has had a hard life and now is alone without a family to call her own. Not in her wildest dreams she thinks she will fall in love with a real Prince forget meeting one. But 2 days of helping a woman guest at the hotel turns her world upside down. The woman turns out to be Princess Olivia of Taragonia who has ran away from her kingdom to grasp a few days of freedom before getting into a marriage of convenience. Her brother the flawless Prince Christian comes searching for her in Maldives. Though he is reluctant to admit he is slowly drawn by the carefree but grounded woman, the vivacious Maria who has transformed his sister too. Marie too feels the crackling chemistry between them but she shakes herself awake every time her heart goes into overdrive.
He has too much at stake to let his heart and head go awry. He thinks he is holding himself under perfect control for 6months after coming back from Maldives. But when he see Maria again in his Palace as his sister's favorite bridesmaid he has his heart flipping. The attraction is mutual between them and they try to stop each other. But the Media loves scandals and they find the best one which involves the Prince and an outsider woman friend who is exotic too.
How can the Prince and Marie stop the name of the Royal family being tarnished? What about their relationship? Is Marie an exotic thing the Prince wants to play around with? Is it just attraction or the L word is involved?

What I liked:
The feel of the story.
Royal and fairytale like but in the current real world scenario. It is very much based in today's age and I loved how Devika has subtly incorporated that in the story.

The flow and wordings are lyrical :) It made the page turning go nonstop.
The language is so good. I enjoyed reading something classical yet simple after a long time.
The pace is steady. Though I have been reading books with lesser pages this one didnt make me skip pages.

The research of the places, royal family, the protocols, the politics, the ruling of a country. Beautifully weaved how a country can progress, what are the factors its based on, how the royalty can bring about the change, economic & social growth at par with the rest of the world.
So its just not snouty, aristrocratic characters belting out heavy prose or  flattery poems. Its the hard work, planning, dedication, training etc it takes to be a Regent fit to rule the kingdom.

The description of the places is lovely. Makes you want to visit them immediately. But fear not with Devika's word you will transported there in a jiffy :)

The characters are well sketched out. You could feel you are each one of them and understand them perfectly. I liked the gutsy Princess Olivia and her opposite of a brother, the cautious and deep thinker Prince Christian or our heroine Marie. Loved the shrewedness of the Queen, the hauty airs of Princess Olivia's fiancee.

What I wanted more:
I loved reading each page. But I think the book would do better with a few pages cut down. Just my view :)
Adding the bonus chapter 1 of Book 2 was smart. Now I am more interested in Book 2 than 1. Devika !

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Book Blitz: Darkness There-But Something More by Dr.Santosh Bakaya and Lopamudra Banerjee

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An Anthology of 30 Paranormal and thriller short stories by Dr.Santosh Bakaya and Lopamudra Banerjee. All the best to read these spine chilling verses :)

Book Blitz: Darkness There - But Something More: An Anthology of Selected Ghost Stories by Dr. Santosh Bakaya and Lopamudra Banerjee

Print Length: 182 pages
Publisher: The Blue Pencil 
Publication Date: June 30, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal

Who has not been intrigued and enthralled by the spirit world, ghosts, other-worldly beings, or in other words, the paranormal? Ambiguous presences around us, whether in the form of orally narrated stories by our grandparents, or in the form of haunting, riveting supernatural stories in books and movies have held us in their spell, engaging, alluring us even to this date. In fact, the prominence of paranormal investigators, ghostbusters and others documenting the other-worldly in today’s age overpowered by science and technology only points to the fact that we crave to push our boundaries as rational beings and delve into the phenomena which we cannot define or explain tangibly.

This anthology of 30 selected ghost stories by authors dispersed all over the globe celebrates the spine-chilling thrills and sense of awe and bewilderment of this very inexplicable world inhabited by the other-worldly beings. Come, experience the cataclysmic, weird, and at times, benevolent spirit world and you will never have a dull moment in this roller-coaster ride!

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Dr. Santosh Bakaya

Recipient of the international Reuel Award for literature [2014] for her long poem, Oh Hark!, The Poet Laureate Award for Ballad of Bapu, Oh Hark! And where are the lilacs? [2016 Poetry Society of India, Gurugram, Haryana, India] , The Universal Inspirational Poet Award [2016 , Pentasi B friendship Poetry and the Ghana Government ] and the Incredible woman of the year Award, 2015 [Incredible women of India blog] Santosh Bakaya, an academician –poet –essayist –novelist, has made her mark both in prose and poetry. Her three mystery novels, [The mystery of the Relic, The mystery of the Jhalana Fort, The mystery of the Pine cottage] for young adults, were very well received in the 1990s.

Flights from my Terrace, her e-book of 58 essays, published on Smashwords [2014], now has a printed version [Authorspress, Delhi, 2017]. Ballad of Bapu, [a poetic biography of Mahatma Gandhi, Vitasta publishers, Delhi, 2015], and Where are the lilacs? [Authorspress, Delhi, 2016] have received international laurels.

Her poems have figured in the highly commendable category and poem of the month category in Destiny Poets, a U K based poetry website. Her poetry has also appeared in Learning and Creativity- Silhouette magazine, in Incredible women of India, in an Australia based e-zine, Mind Creative, In Brian Wrixon's Anthology, the online magazine Episteme, published from Mumbai and Setu , a bi-lingual journal published from Pittsburgh , USA, GloMag ,Different Truths and, all very popular international e-zines. 

She has co-edited UMBILICAL CHORDS: AN ANTHOLOGY ON PARENTS REMEMBERED, published by Global Fraternity of Poets, Gurugram, Haryana and Darkness there but something more – a collection of ghost stories. [Blue Pencil] Under the Apple Boughs, her second compilation of poems, is her most recent book [Authorspress, 2017]. In July, 2017, an Award for Literary Excellence was conferred on her by Bharat Nirman, an international NGO.

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Lopamudra Banerjee

Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer, poet, editor and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She has a Masters' degree with thesis in creative nonfiction writing from the Department of English, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey, her debut memoir/nonfiction novel, (Authorspress, 2016) has received Honorable Mention at Los Angeles Book Festival 2017. The manuscript has also been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC, USA. Her literary works have appeared in numerous journals, anthologies and emags.

Her fiction has been featured in Silhouette I & II anthology (Authorspress), among other places. She has received the Reuel International Award 2017 for Poetry and also Reuel International Award 2016 for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's novella Nastanirh (translated as The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook, and the book is available in Amazon Kindle. Her debut poetry collection 'Let The Night Sing' has recently been published by Global Fraternity of Poets. Also, her collection of selected stories by Rabindranath Tagore in English translation, 'The Broken Home and Other Stories' has recently been published by Authorspress.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Spotlight: Simha International by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day Romance Lovers,
Introducing a new series by one of our favourite author Sundari Venkatraman: The Bansal Legacy. Book 1: Simha International
I have reviewed the Rose Garden International which is Book 2 in the series. Loved it !
Rubbing my hands in glee for Simha International. Lets check out the story whose Cover looks stunning :)

(The Bansal Legacy #1)
Sundari Venkatraman


Rohit Bansal, the handsome and suave managing director of Simha International, is the envy of many—from a director of the hotel to an employee. 

A thief comes up with a simple modus operandi, believing that nobody’s really going to find out anything about the thefts taking place. But when a guest brings it to his notice, Rohit is determined to save the reputation of Simha International and ropes in a top-notch detective. Will Rohit be able to find who the thief is before time runs out?

The lovely and intelligent Tasha Sawant goes to work at Simha International as the duty manager. Her experience in the hotel industry only adds to the hotel’s excellent service. 

Tasha is attracted to Rohit and it would seem that he reciprocates her feelings. Well, the lady isn’t looking for a permanent relationship as it looks likes she’s already had an unpleasant experience. But then, what about the guy? Does Rohit want any kind of relationship with Tasha? 

*Simha International is the first book in the trilogy called The Bansal Legacy.

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Tasha caught the movement in her peripheral as Rohit walked into the atrium along with Vignesh. She straightened from the desk in front of her to pay better attention. He was like her very own Prince Charming in modern apparel, minus the white charger.
Rohit walked across the reception as if he owned the place, a devil-may-care expression on his gorgeous features. Tasha felt something akin to a jolt of lightning strike her heart while she felt a buzzing reverberation like thunder, which muted all the other sounds in the hall. She just stared as Rohit moved towards her, her sherry brown eyes wide and her mouth open in a startled moue.
A trifle irritated when a phone buzzed, Tasha sounded breathless as she answered the call. A small frown knitted her smooth forehead and Akhil was startled to see her drumming her fingers in annoyance on her desk.
Tasha turned her head towards the two men who were deep in conversation as she placed the receiver back on its rest. Her heart beat a wild tattoo when she saw them walking in her direction. Her slender form thrummed in anticipation as she stepped out of the bay when Vignesh beckoned to her. Akhil could feel the tremors as she walked past him and a scowl puckered his forehead as he looked up to see what had caused the excitement. On seeing Rohit, he wiped his frown in a hurry and gave the other man a sheepish smile of greeting that didn’t quite reach his eyes.
Akhil hated his boss, passionately. Akhil was from a middle class family and had had to struggle throughout his twenty-four years to reach where he was, a management trainee on his way to becoming a duty officer in another nine months’ time subject to—a look of bitterness marred his good looks—the approval of the board of directors, especially Rohit Bansal. Whenever he looked at his young boss of thirty-three, Akhil felt the fire of jealousy consuming him. Rohit Bansal was so lucky—Akhil was absolutely sure of it—to have everything handed to him on a platter, a child born with a silver spoon, into a hotelier family. Rohit’s single-handed struggle and hard work to set up the 5-star hotel against so many odds didn’t enter Akhil’s mind. His patience and perseverance had no place in the employee’s thoughts. His narrow mind could only perceive Rohit, as he was today, a billionaire who held 22% of the total shares of Simha International.
Adding insult to injury was Tasha’s reaction to him. She had been gently firm in her refusal to date Akhil. The bitch! His lips drooped downward. Big money went a long way to pave one’s path, it seemed.
Tasha went to stand beside the FOM, waiting for him to do the introductions.
“Rohit,” said Vignesh, “Meet Tasha Sawant, the latest addition to the Simha family,” he smiled before he turned towards Tasha, “And Tasha, meet Rohit Bansal, our managing director.” He didn’t notice the shocked look on Tasha’s face as she stared at Rohit.
Sherry brown eyes clashed with obsidian black ones and sparks flew! Her small hand was engulfed in what could be termed only as a huge ‘paw’. Tasha forgot to breathe as she felt herself being sucked into the black depths of his eyes from where she never wanted to escape.
The flash of his smile drew her attention to his sculpted lips—the thin upper one and a luscious lower one—and the incredible set of white teeth was a dentist’s dream. She drew a deep breath before whispering, “Hello.” She couldn’t help but notice the deep cleft in his square chin. Sexy!
Rohit read her lips rather than heard her greeting and met the lovely doe-like eyes with his obsidian gaze. He closed one eyelid in a wink and grinned at her, hoping to ease the situation that was fraught with sensuality.
Unaware of the undercurrents, Vignesh Kumar excused himself to go about his work.
Rohit smiled at Tasha. “Welcome to Simha International, Tasha.” His black eyes studied her boldly, from the top of her head to the tips of her toes peeping from her low-heeled shoes. She was tall and slender and oh so perfect! He had a tough time keeping his right hand from moving to her velvety cheek. The dusky gold of her skin seemed to invite his caress. He wanted to gather her in his arms and kiss her sensational lips into oblivion. He saw her breasts move agitatedly as she took deep breaths to calm herself.
Pink flooded Tasha’s face that appeared gorgeous to the fascinated man. “I don’t bite,” he declared, his expression devilishly mischievous. His black eyes danced and sparkled, lighting up the area. 

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Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 16 titles to her name, all Top 100 Bestsellers on Amazon India, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia in both romance as well as Asian Drama categories. Her latest hot romances have all been on #1Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. 

Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. 

Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.

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