Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Storyteller by Sana Rose.

The Blurb: 

You can sleep through the world, but not through yourself.

A childhood incident she can’t recollect…
A haunting nightmare that jolts her out of sleep…

For Zara, knowing is suffering. Cocooned in the shell she has built around herself, life is all about bare survival until one day she gets an email from The Storyteller… Zara is hooked by his words and hungry for more. But, to her horror, she learns he
knows more about her than she thought. When her step-cousin Zachariah lands after eight years, reviving bittersweet
memories, Zara must face her worst demons. Who is The Storyteller? What does he want from her? What is she afraid of? And why didn’t her mother protect her from the devastating truth about herself?

The Storyteller is a poignant narrative, exploring childhood trauma and the battle of a young woman caught between PTSD and high-functioning normalcy, intertwined with a tale of love, loss, grief, betrayal, pain, and survival.

The Story: 

The story starts up with a girl named Zara who is facing PTSD 
(Posttraumatic stress disorder) of a trauma that she doesn’t even remember. Being distant from everyone and flushing down the pills in the toilet that was given to make her feel normal, was all waste because she never took them but instead pretended to take them and just behaved well. 

So the story begins with the Zara getting an email from an unknown person stating to know her and request to know her better. Being curious and intrigued by his writing way Zara agrees to chat with him under one condition, that she will give him one month to know her after which she wants to know who he is. 

The story continues with Zara’s mother being cold and heartless. With Ryan the stepbrother of Zara, who cared more than he showed. With Zach, a hope for better future and loving person. With Zara a broken girl. With ZR, the storyteller whose identity will shock you. 

So who is this ZR that knows about Zara’s past? Why is Zara‘s mother so cruel? Will Zara be able to feel love and give love in return? Or her past has ruined her future as well? What did happen that left Zara broken? Will she remember?

My Take : 

What would you do if you get an email from a stranger who knows you more than you do? Will you dare to reply to the email? 

The Storyteller is a new book written by the author Sana Rose and it's the most gripping and mysterious book that I loved reading.

I want to start with "wow" what an amazing read. I was truly engaged in the book from the very start and at some point, I was even obsessed to finish it to know what happened next.

This book is filled with love, passion, betrayal, manipulation, PTSD, victimizing, mystery, suspense, traumatizing events, A truly magnificent book.

I like how the author Sana Rose has developed characters and the mystery of who is the storyteller till the end is what makes this book a best seller and a must-read book.

While reading I felt and doubted every character as the mysterious ZR, but the author has smartly overruled everyone. Also, there will be a point when you will realise that you know the mysterious ZR but the author will confuse you with a twists and you will be back at square one of the guessing game.

Apart from suspending the storyline is very gripping and other emotion expressed from PTSD to victimizing, from love to hatred, from innocence to manipulation, from friendship to love, everything is expressed beautifully and with the passion. I really had a great time reading this book and I will recommend others to read as well.

Overall a book that will keep you guessing until the end. So click here and read now The Storyteller the newly released novel written by the author Sana Rose.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Author's Interview with Sumanta Barooah.

First, before we move forward with our Authors Interview, I would like to start with an introduction. 
1. Could you please introduce yourself to us?
I am Senior Citizen. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to travel extensively around the world. With a personal interest in people, culture, cuisine of the countries I spent time in either for work or for travel, I came across many many people and willingly and unwillingly had enchanting adventures. I believe in people, their origins and culture since I lived with them, rather than seeing from a Hotel window. It had broadened my outlook of life. Now I have the time to write my stories, some memoir based mostly fictional.
2. Congratulations on your book. So what inspired you to write this book?
China is a vast country and the people away from the Megacities are very simple and full of empathy. Religion and beliefs still exist and the normal way of life exists. I met and heard innumerable stories of success and despair in the expansionism occurring in China; mostly sad. People who make it lost their humane nature.
3. What is the book all about?
It is a story about a pastoral girl who is trying to live a normal ordained life but destiny has other plans for her.
4. Why did you choose this genre for your book?
It is about people. And people make this world.
5. How much time did it take to complete this book?
Between planning and writing about 2 years
6. What makes your Book Special?
An insight into Chinese life, their culture, cuisine, history.
7. When is your second book coming?
5th book coming next month
8. While writing did you get any writer's block? What is the Tip that you will give others who are facing a writer's block?
Think of an interesting twist and the block will disappear.
9. Apart from being a talented author, what are your other hobbies?
Travelling, Photography, and Cooking.
10. Last but not the least, How did you feel, while giving this interview?
People must know who is narrating the story, adds credibility to it.
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Butter Chicken: The key to a treasure by Akshay K Saxena.

The Blurb: 

5 friends, who met 3 years back in a Delhi University college are now like the annual budget of India and inflation-'inseparable'. 3 boys- Giani, Vivaan, Pauwa, and 2 girls- Aarzoo and Shayasta; form what they call the 'Gang'.

They are out for dinner to celebrate the much-awaited culmination of their final examinations, but from within they all experience myriad of emotions as they don't know what the future holds for them and their friendship.

For dinner; they order the specialty of that eatery and it turns out to be the most popular Indian delicacy - 'BUTTER CHICKEN'. 

This scrumptious preparation has given joy to millions through its delectable flavor; but what it gave to our ‘Gang’ was the key to a treasure. 

What seemed like an end of a beautiful friendship turns out to be the beginning of a roller coaster of a journey; full of adventure, thrill and self-discovery. 

Hop on and unlock the mystery as these diametrically opposite characters travel together across the majestic Indian landscape to find this treasure!

My Take: 

What will you do if you and your college buddies gets an old key that unlocks a treasure? What will you do? Go on a treasure hunt? Or just forget about the key and move on in your life?

Butter chicken is the debut novel written by the author Akshay K Saxena and it’s a gripping and interestingly unique book.

The story starts with a College gang who just finish with their final exams are enjoying their time. Roaming together they stop at a Dhaba and orders their special dish, which looks, smells, and tasted delicious until one of the friends bites on an old copper key. 

So the story continues when one of the friends Giani; A keen researcher, a science believer, and a paranormal passionate gets intrigued by the key and does some research on it. And the adventurous journey begins a story that you will never read anywhere else, full of surprises and ideas beyond imagination. 

The highlight of the book that I liked the most is the dialogue shared between the characters it felt so realistic and full of entertainment.

The author Akshay K Saxena has described each character differently, the backstory, personality, their hobbies, and everything else is different from each other but the author has written each one of them with passion.
This book is a short read but if you want to enjoy the secrecy then I would suggest you to read it on a normal phase and enjoy every part of the book.

Overall a full of interesting surprises and unique storyline. So if you want to know how did the key ended up in the dish? Then click here and read now the book Butter chicken the debut novel written by the author Akshay K Saxena.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Author's Interview with Anmol.

First, before we move forward with our Authors Interview, I would like to start with an introduction.

1. Could you please introduce yourself to us?
My name is Anmol. I am a Data Scientist with one of the world’s Largest Audit Firms. I am an Engineer by education; an Artist, a Writer and a father by choice.
2. Congratulations on your book. So what inspired you to write this book?
I think it was my work. As a Data Scientist, I am always questioned; can your predictions be made more accurate; and a thought would always pop-up - "It's a Time Traveler can predict better than a Data Scientist." That thought later became an inspiration.
3. What is the book all about?
It's a story of a superhero who can leave his body and travel the universe as a soul. But in the real world, he is just an ordinary human being. He is fighting against a powerful soul-reaper who wants to enslave mankind and can even enter dreams of individuals and manipulate them.
4. Why did you choose this genre for your book?
I believe Astral Travel and Time Travel as scientific concepts may exist someday with a strong influence of mankind as we know it.
5. How much time did it take to complete this book?
It took me 2 Years to conceptualize and another year to write and review.
6. What makes your Book Special?
A construct that may be existing even now and we may not be aware of it. What if I told you that there are people on this planet that can leave their body and travel the universe as a soul, they can travel both forward and backward in time. Some manipulate the world for their own selfish interest & a few devour themselves with the responsibility to harmonize and protect the world. The question is, are you sure such people don’t exist?
7. You mentioned "To be continued" at the end of the book. What is the next book all about?
The Second book "Time Guard - Reborn" is going to be a prequel to the first part. The first part was about the protagonist "Arjun" and his awakening to be a superhero. The second part will be about the main anti-protagonist "Hirath" and how he manipulates individuals in their dreams to work for him.
8. While writing did you get any writer's block? What is the Tip that you will give others who are facing a writer's block?
I did. In fact, several times and the best way to deal with it were to take a break. Completely disconnect from the book. I believe the ideas flow-in when the mind is not stressed. It did work for me and I believe it might work for others in creative fields as well.
9. Apart from being a talented author, what are your other hobbies?
I can sketch with good precision. All sketches in the book are by me.
10. Last but not the least, how did you feel, while giving this interview?
Grateful and Honored.
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Author's Interview with Cynthia.

First, before we move forward with our Authors Interview, I would like to start with an introduction. 

1. Could you please introduce yourself to us?
My name is Cynthia and I decided to emigrate to London when I was 23 years old in the pursuit of exploring my ambitions and find myself. Today, six years later, I feel that I know exactly who I am and who I aspire to be. I am now a qualified teacher, which is the career that I love and I am also an author.
2. Congratulations on your book. So what inspired you to write this book?
I have loads of stories written and I knew that one day I would publish a book. But during the lockdown this year I found my diary where I used to vent about some parts of my life in this country. That made me emotional and I wished I could go back in time and give some advice to that fragile and young me, so I decided to grab my laptop to type it all in. I sent drafts to some people to give me feedback, and I realized that it can help young women going through the same situations, to see a similar story from the outside, and reflect about what they would say to that woman, and therefore what they would say to themselves. So, two months later, it became a book. 
3. What is the book all about?
The book is really a diary. We read memoirs and we love it. But this one is exactly what was going on in my head and heart at the time it was written, and I tried my best to keep the original version. It is about a young, messy and loving girl that was struggling to thrive in a country that was all new to her, while living a love story that was consuming her. She loved with all her heart. And that’s okay, because that’s what love should be. But that love was making her blind for everything around her. She couldn’t see how toxic it was, how ‘impossible’ it was, and how bad it was being for her mental health. But still she doesn’t regret it, because she knows it was real and made her grow. It made her discover herself and realise what true love is. It gave her wisdom and courage. It almost made her lose herself, but she found herself instead and learned to love herself more. I talk about it on the third person because I’m not her anymore. That’s a chapter that’s closed, but I’m glad it happened because it made me a better person. 
4. Why did you choose this genre for your book?
Someone told me to rewrite the story in the third person and pretend that it was fiction because it contains many personal things. But I think that readers can connect with the story more when it’s real, so I decided to be brave and publish the real version - an unusual, but beautiful memoir. 
5. How much time did it take to complete this book?
I wrote it during these last six years. However, when I was writing it, it was not a book, but a merely messy diary. When I typed in on the laptop and made the necessary changes, it took me about two weeks. Then, to review it many times, to be proofread by a professional editor, cover decisions and design, it took me about two months to have it completed. 
6. What makes your Book Special?
There are many books that demonstrate ‘forbidden love’ stories that has to do with class or something supernatural, but I have not seen many that shows how culture and religious differences can have a huge impact on the relationships. I believe that it should not be a problem if both are accepting and flexible, but it still happens nowadays. When I was reading my diary, I visualised it as a Netflix movie, and I was immediately sure that many people would relate to it. I think that the fact of being in someone else’s head and be able to make our own judgements about it, makes it special. But also, it is special because it’s real and genuine. I loved that many readers trusted me to share their stories with me and discuss about it openly. That was the goal! It is not a self-help book, but it definitely encourages self-love. 
7. When is your second book coming?
I am already working on it, but as I need to be focused on teaching now and on my new goals, it will take more time to be ready to publish. This time will be fiction, which is something that I am passionate about. I’ve always wanted to be a screen-writer, so who knows? I love where my imagination takes me. 
8. While writing did you get any writer's block? What is the Tip that you will give others who are facing a writer's block?
I didn’t have a block because it was all already on my diary. But I did have times that I had to stop writing because I was feeling loads of emotions and it was making me anxious. It was a process of healing and forgiveness. I don’t know if it happens with every writer that retell their own story, but it takes courage to publish something like that. The tip I would give would be to make a pause, relax, read other books, and find inspiration. Then, when you’re ready, go back and put those thoughts on the paper. There’s no rush. The story will flow when it needs to be. 
9. Apart from being a talented author, what are your other hobbies?
I like to read and sing. Everything that involves music and inspirational words really makes me happy, and you can see in my book that music is really important to me. I also like fashion, things involving social justice and I love being around nature either having ‘Me’ time or with the company of people that I like to be around with. 
10. Last but not the least, How did you feel, while giving this interview?
It was good to rethink about my book after two months of being published. As I moved forward from that chapter of my life, it does not hurt anymore talking about my past, so it is a great feeling! Thank you for allowing me to do this. 
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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Aisling : My Poetic Words by Sakshi Arora.

The Blurb:

"Love me before I get lost in this journey of life,
Let us float and fly together like these carefree clouds.
My beautiful! Let me embellish you like a bride
This moonlit sky is our wedding bower,
Let's get mingled into one. "

Aisling is a collection of poems on Love, Life, Hope, Wisdom. It also touches upon some crucial contemporary topics. Feel with me and heal your emotions.

Explore your heart with poetic words of Aisling.
Enter my world and share it with me.

My Take: 

Aisling : My Poetic world is the debut book written by poetess Sakshi Arora and it’s a refreshing And a delightful treat.

The book contains 40 outstanding and beautifully expressed poems that will not only amaze you but You will also find yourself a lost in them.

Each poem is different and it sets a pleasant mood that will refresh your mind.

The unique thing about this book that I liked the most is that after every poem there is a short summary, my view, where is the poetess Sakshi Arora had explained about the poems, which I think is a clever and unique idea.

Also the picture at the end are so creative and artistic.

Few of my favourite poems that attach to my heart are 
1. Lost in life
2. Detach the purpose
3. As if
4. Beating heart
5. I am not robbed of my hope

Overall it’s a book filled with lovely poems that will fill your heart with emotions. So click here and read now Aisling: My Poetic world the debut book written by poetess Sakshi Arora.

Ixchel's Secret by Natasha George Patrick.

The Blurb: 

This is an ultimate adventure story, in which a man’s normal life is thrown into jeopardy and he is handed a huge responsibility that would change the course of the world and his life as he knows it. After realizing how his past connects to the present whereby a time filled with secrets and terrors is revealed, it seems the world might just end at any moment. Ixchel’s Secret is a story brimming with blood, violence, and the thrilling idea that a hidden world awaits.

My Take: 

Ixchel's Secret is the debut novel written by the author Natasha George Patrick and its a mysterious and gripping story. 

I liked how the author Natasha George Patrick has started the story with a simple plot, a man looking for a gift for his Wife’s birthday and accidentally get her an ancient statue that contains thousands of years old pamphlet. Unaware of it worth the story continues into a complete archaeological treasure hunt that is full of historical, mythological, and marvelous adventure along with the beautiful monuments and fact that will truly fascinate you.

The highlight of the book is the way the author Natasha George Patrick has maintained a perfect balance between simplicity and mystery. At one moment you will relate to the characters who are going on a sudden trip but then suddenly you will feel excited when you find that the place that was chosen randomly for the trip is actually the burial ground for the person that resembled the Ancient statue. There are many other moments in this book that will raise your curiosity and keep you on the edge of your seat.

The book is penned in simple but creative English which will keep you interested in the book until the end. The characters are unique and it’s a well-researched book. 

Overall I enjoyed reading this is a unique archaeological and adventurous book. And I will definitely recommend others to read as well. So if you want to know what secret did the thousands of years old pamphlet contained then click here and read now Ixchel's Secret the debut novel written by the author Natasha George Patrick.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The Last War & Other Stories by Sambit Daspatnaik.

The Blurb: 

The year was 2080 BCE… The epic Mahabharata war that was fought thousands of years ago between the Pandavas and the Kauravas was thought to be the last. But generations later, everyone was mistaken. The descendants of the Pandavas and the Kauravas (Pauravas) faced a mammoth invasion by the Gandharvas. The Pauravas had to face new challenges to save the land of Bharata (Ancient India). New lessons were learned, old secrets were unveiled and new allies were made. Would the Pauravas be able to save the city of Moenjo and Hariapa? Would the Ancient Aliens (the sky Gods) really come to their rescue? Read on to know more in the story "The Last War". 

Can we really rely on an extra-terrestrial object as the source of unlimited power? What would be the repercussion? Read on to know more in the story "Genesis". 

A team of researchers went to an alien planet that was inhabited by humanoid species. However, they were faced with a threat of a virus for which there was no cure. Would Captain Hari get an answer to this imminent threat that lies ahead for his crew? As the crews start dying, Hari, in his quest for a cure, meets the native aliens who have been living on the planet for centuries on a small patch of the planet which remains unaffected. Read on to know more in the story "The Holy Temple of Eula". 

Anna hated her eyes that were transplanted by alien eyes until their space ship met with an imminent danger. Anna is chased by her past when she finally decides to confront it. And what she thought as a curse turned out to be her greatest blessing in a blink of an eye. Read on to know-how in the story “Blink”. 

What if our Sun was on the verge of extinction? And what if we could resurrect our dying star? Read on to know more in the story "Resurrection". 

Sambit Daspatnaik offers a collection of Science Fiction stories and fantasies to trigger your mind to explore the unexplored and to ask What If! 

My Take: 

Do you believe in Aliens? Or Have you ever wondered if the Gods that are often portrayed as living on could and in the sky can actually be aliens? And they visit earth time to time only when necessary? 

Well if you think about all these then this is the perfect book for you. 

The Last War & Other Stories is the debut novel written by the author Sambit Daspatnaik and this book is everything that you ever wondered if aliens and science fiction interests you. 

The book contains 5 stories, in which 4 are the short stories and the 1st one is the main story that will really excite you. 

The highlight of the book is that the author Sambit Daspatnaik has written the stories in a descriptive manner making fantasy look like a real story. You will agree with me that the author is a talented and skilled writer because the way he has turned his imagination into creative and fascinating stories is just beyond impressive. Each character is different from each other and the author has described each personality uniquely. 

The story has a smooth flow. The Last War goes back to ancient times before the age of technologies and speculates what if ancient technology was for real and how would the people react to it. The author has described the ancient as well as future technologies in this book smoothly. From planes to oversea travels, from trade to different cultures, from space to magic, this book is an amazing book. 

Overall an amazing and fascinating book. So click here and read now the book The Last War & Other Stories the debut novel written by Sambit Daspatnaik.

Silent Screams by Zachary Ryan

The Blurb: 

For a group of friends, one mistake changed the course of their lives forever.

In the aftermath of a tragic school shooting, the group must find their own form of justice and a way to begin healing from a wound that just won’t stop hurting.

For them, the lines were drawn.

Right and wrong became blurred.

Friends became enemies.

Told from the perspective of four friends, we learn how one student’s revenge reigned terror over a school and a community-- causing secrets to unfold and relationships to be tested.

A compelling and powerful story about a school shooting. A must-read.

My Take: 

What would you do if your best friend shot dead 10 kids from your school? Will, you sympathize with him as he was going through stuff? or you will hate him and call him monster just like everyone? 

Silent Screams is the 4th book I'm reading of the author Zachary Ryan and like always he had captured my attention from the very start of the book with his amazingly written and gripping story. 

Author Zachary Ryan is a talented and skilled writer, and through his writing, he not only expresses the emotions but also defines the issues that everyone faces but is not ready to speak about it, issues in a very relatable manner. 

Every person deals with their own issues and sometimes it becomes difficult to share that with our loved ones or other times we choose to not say about it, similarly the author Zachary Ryan has mentioned this in his book Silent Screams, where 4 friends trying to deal with their 5th friend who shot dead 10 kids in their school. 

The story is very compelling and to make the book even more interesting, all the chapters are written through the perspective of the 4 main characters. So it was easy and interesting to read what each one of them felt and what they were going through. 

The highlight of the book is, the characters are different from each other and each character are facing their own issues but the author Zachary Ryan has described them with care and so much passion.  You can see his professionalism with his writing skills, as while reading one moment you will feel sad and immediately another moment you will smile with the minor details. 

The book is written in lucid and easy to visualized language. The cover of the book is beautiful and the title of the book is a perfect suit for this storyline. 

Overall I loved reading this book and can't wait to read other books written by the author Zachary Ryan. So if you want to know what happened next in the story then click here and read now Silent Screams an influential story about a school shooting, written by Zachary Ryan. 

Forsaken Pastoral Women of China by Sumant Barooah.

The Blurb: 

A small-town girl from rural China grows up looking for a normal life of romance, love, and family encounters hurdles at every step in frustration she heads to the growing cities of the growing Megacities surmounting the greed, the comprises to find a place for herself in this World So far denied by fate. When she does come across a man with empathy and love for her, she is confused and skeptical of what the future might surprise her with. So, confused foregoes the security offered. In consequence, the opportunity is lost. Finally, she configures the dream of her nascent years is only a dream and it is time for her to end it all.

My Take: 

Have you ever met a stranger and after talking you are smitten by to him/her? What will you do if you develop a relationship with the same stranger but you know nothing about him/her? 

The author Sumant Barooah is back with yet another intriguing book Forsaken Pastoral Women of China that is not only audacious but also a beautiful story. 

The story starts with a gripping beginning, where an Indian man talks to a girl sitting in the bar alone and is quite smitten by her. And listening to him praising and talking about her hometown the girl seems to be interested in him too. So the story begins from lunch to last night dinners, from parting to romance, from emotions to drama, from mystery to suspense, a story never read and heard before. 

I liked how this story has everything from suspense to drama, from love to attraction, from fantasy to relationship, from a different culture to a verity of foods, the author Sumant Barooah has described every aspect of the book impressively. If you are a curious reader or once you start this book I'm sure you will finish reading it in a day and you will enjoy this book just as I did. 

The highlight of the book is no doubt the storyline, which is unique and impressively written with all emotional impacts. The characters are portrayed with unique personalities along with likable and realistic scenes. The Cover and title of the book are also beautiful and well suited to the storyline. It's always fun and exciting to read books written by Sumant Barooah. He is a talented and excellent writer. I can't wait to read his other books. 

Overall a book that should be read by all the readers. A must-read and highly recommended by me. So click here and read now the book Forsaken Pastoral Women of China by Sumant Barooah. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Rakshabandhan by Nishtha Shrivastava.

The Blurb: 

“Rakshabandhan is a two-way clear crystal, where a brother named handset stains the beauty of this relationship, little gourav who couldn't even speak was the energy source for Nisha”. Rakshabandhan is a critic of the artificial social frames and sketches the dark reality that changed the life of a little girl Nisha. Rakshabandhan is the most sacred and valued bond between two individuals of the opposite gender and the expectations that are framed from one another are enormous. This story unfolds the battle of a little one from the modern tantrums of a couple, their hardships of being together, and the ignorance that a child faces due to the differences between her parents. The expectations that she keeps from a cousin's brother and the shivering end that brings peace to everybody else’s life and leaves her in a never-ending pain.

The Story: 

The book starts with a heartbreaking separation of 17 years of marriage, even though it was the father's choice for having an extramarital affair, and mothers decision to ask Nisha to follow her father to clear the doubt, that ended up being true, but at the end, it was made it seem like it was all Nisha's fault has it was her who support her mother and confirm her father's affair. Is it fair to blame 16 years old girl for their parent's separation? 

Later the story continues with Nisha learning all the household chores that her father used to do and balancing her studies and compromising on her hobbies, she did her best to support her mother and 2-year-old brother. And on the last day of the school just before the Pre-board exam, her mother informs her that they will not be returning from Allahabad but only for her to give exams. So in 2 days, Nisha has to say her goodbye to her friends and leave behind the city she loves. So what will happen next? How strong is the brother and sister bond? 

My Take:

Ever wonder what a child goes through if their parent suddenly separates? Is it easy to get separated after 17 years of marriage? Is it easy to pick a side a mother or father's even if we don't know the difference between right and wrong? 

Rakshabandhan is the debut novel written by the author Nishtha Shrivastava and this story will take you on an emotional journey of Nisha and her pains. 

While reading the book, I felt all the emotions and pain that the author Nishtha Shrivastava has described, she has done impressive work because all the emotions were written expressively keeping in mind the delicateness of the moments.  

The highlight of the book is the emotions expressed and the writing style of the author which was easy to read and easy to relate to. The character's development from the first chapter to the last, the growth as the storyline moves ahead is done amazingly. The description of the bonds and relationship is accurately written making it feel like a true story.  

Even though its the debut novel of the author, while reading it seemed like, Nishtha Shrivastava is a professional writer as she knew exactly how to describe the things and it's her 4th or 5th book after having a writing experience, but nope. It's her first book and she is a talented and professional writer. 

Overall a perfect blend of emotions and storyline. A highly recommended book. So if you want to know what happened next, then click here and read now the book Rakshabandhan the debut novel written by the author Nishtha Shrivastava.

Sonnet Mahabharata by Siddhesh Joglekar.

The Blurb:

Mahabharata as an epic is an amazing read, whatever the times. But, in the social media age, Mahabharata's narration needs to be adapted. The original Mahabharata written by Maharishi Ved Vyas was in a poetic form, albeit in Sanskrit. The question remained, why can't Mahabharata be written in English in the form of poems? That's where Sonnets came up! Sonnets, 14 line poems, work very well since they roughly fit in a single mobile screen. Bringing these two distinct assets together, an Indian Epic and an English form of a poem, has created this epic called Sonnet Mahabharata.

Sonnet Mahabharata - Book 1 sets the story up and establishes all key characters of Mahabharata. The story begins with the crown prince Devavrata taking a very unusual oath. That starts a chain of events that eventually culminates into the epic called Mahabharata! Here's a sonnet, on what makes Mahabharata an epic that you just shouldn't miss!

At its core, Mahabharata is a tale of ambition, its a tale of sacrifice, its a tale of bravery, its a tale of deception - in short, it's a tale of life itself. It's a tale that teaches you how to conduct yourself in society. It teaches you how to identify the virtues in people. It is almost a mirror to what we find life to be, where things are neither completely white nor black. Each character in Mahabharata had a shade of grey, of course in varying degrees.

Here's why Sonnet Mahabharata is a compelling read - Every sonnet is a fourteen liner poem with less than 100 words. It would take as much time for you to read each sonnet as you take to read a couple of tweets or Instagram photos. Every sonnet is unique, every sonnet unfolds a newer aspect of the story and is equally fascinating. You can read a sonnet while traveling, as a break between work meetings or as a breather when you are short of motivation! There will be those who finish Sonnet Mahabharata in a day, but if you like Mahabharata, you will find it worthy of multiple re-reads. Each time you read the epic, you understand an aspect of the character that you hadn't thought about before! Try it to experience it!

My Take: 

Sonnet Mahabharata: Mahabharata narrated in the social media age is the debut novel written by the author by Siddhesh Joglekar and it's just as magical and inspirational as the original one. 

I enjoyed reading these poems which are expressed beautifully and full of magic by the author. I think this is a very unique idea and the author and poet Siddhesh Joglekar have done a tremendous job in making this book so expressive and informative. He has done a great deal of research on our History and religion which you will feel while reading these poems. 

The highlight of the book is that the author Siddhesh Joglekar has thought of every aspect which he has written this book, from character names to their backstory, from Gods to Goddesses, I loved reading everything, a truly refreshing book. Also, the author has kept the original Mahabharata theme but has written in his own unique and charming way with easy to imagine and understand in lucid English language. 

I also liked the rhyming poems, it's so clever that the author Siddhesh Joglekar has not only chosen words that are rhyming but were also perfectly balanced with the storyline. 

Overall I enjoyed reading these beautifully expressed poems. Definitely a must-read and a perfect gift for family members and devotes. So click here and read now the Sonnet Mahabharata: Mahabharata narrated in the social media age is the debut novel written by the author by Siddhesh Joglekar.

Orphans of an Angel by Jay Aston.

The Blurb: 

Orphans of an Angel, is a tragic, but true story of Evelyn Dalton, aged 42, who struggles to survive, burdened by destitution and deteriorating health. When husband Eddie abandons the family, they are evicted from their home, plunging their lives into anguish and despair. Social Services become involved as the threat of her four boys being taken into care looms as a distinct possibility.

Unexpectedly, Evelyn collapses with abdominal pains and is admitted to the hospital for immediate surgery. The misdiagnosis of symptoms leaves Evelyn in a coma unaware of the perilous danger she faces. The welfare of her boys becomes precarious, but she still remains oblivious. Unable to provide adequate care, her boys are condemned to a Children's Home. The youngest two children spend twelve years of their childhood incarcerated. Evelyn’s four boys never see their mother again as their crisis deepens into a battle for their own survival. Four boys became motherless, fatherless, homeless, and destitute. They lost everything. Their lives were about to spiral further downwards as their nightmare plunges and were not yet over.

My Take: 

Orphans of an Angel: A tragic but true story of four boys who lost everything Motherless, Fatherless, Homeless, and Unloved is the debut novel written by the author Jay Aston and its a book that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. 

The book started with an emotional beginning that will touch your heart. The story is based on true events and I m impressed, how the author Jay Aston has captured each emotion through his words that will not only make you feel them but will also keep you hooked to the book. 

The highlights of the book are the storyline, the unique and descriptive characters, to which I m sure you will feel related and empathetic. The author has penned the story in a lucid, expressive manner and maintained the smooth flow of the story throughout the book. 

I liked how the story moved forward, with pulsating energy. It became instant and more dynamic, and made me curious to read more. The reader is never quite certain what could happen next, creating tension from beginning to end. I can't wait to read other books of the author Jay Aston as his writing skills has touched my heart. 

Overall a heartfelt book and must-read story. So click here and read now Orphans of an Angel: A tragic but true story of four boys who lost everything Motherless, Fatherless, Homeless, and Unloved is the debut novel written by the author Jay Aston.

Harlem Dance Crew by LaToya McCray.

The Blurb: 

Harlem Dance Crew had been relentless into winning every dance battle of New York. They are Hip-Hop and they had been street dancing for quite a while. But, their number one enemy is Dubai. He is the Hip-Hop choreographer of the Jamaican Queens Dance Crew that despises Kool Ade from the Harlem Dance Crew. Both of them beef until someone takes the reign as Hip-Hop King of New York. Dubai thinks he is King after he won the dance championship last year, but Kool Ade still has a chance to convince New York that he is better than Dubai and Dubai doesn't deserve to be the winner. Will the Harlem Dance Crew claim his title back to being the best dance crew of New York?

My Take: 

Harlem Dance Crew is the second book in the Hood Riches When Vengeance Served series written by the author Author LaToya McCray and it a short and fascinating book. 

As I said earlier the storyline of this series is addictive that will grip your attention completely. 

The author LaToya McCray has developed the characters descriptively and their emotions expressively. The story also has a smooth flow that will make you feel you are part of the story, which I think is the best part. 

The author LaToya McCray is a talented and skilled writer and she has written many books that not only show her passion for writing but are also inspirational. This is the second book I m reading of the author and I enjoyed reading her work, as her way of writing is lucid and imaginative. 

While reading this book I felt I was watching a movie rather than reading as it's written creatively and imaginatively. The storyline contains, passion, dance, poems, friendship, and an amazing event that will excite you. 

Also, it's a short read that can be done reading in one seating and you will definitely enjoy it. 

Overall an exciting series and highly recommended book. So click here and read now Harlem Dance Crew the second book in the Hood Riches When Vengeance Served series written by the author Author LaToya McCray.

A Flower Reborn by Kirstin Graham.

The Blurb: 

Azalea never thought she'd find someone who could relate to her after everything that had happened until she met Tabby, a pale-skinned young woman with bleach blonde hair, a gorgeous smile, and a similar attitude to the world at a group counseling retreat for teens.

As their friendship grows more, their worlds start to crumble around them. Can they both survive living a normal life after all they've been through by standing together, or will the pain of their pasts be their end?

My Take: 

A Flower Reborn is the debut novel written by the author Kirstin Graham and its an amazing and beautifully written story. 

The story starts with an intriguing prologue after which the story continues immediately. I liked how the author Kirstin Graham has expressed the delicateness of the emotions along with the way she shifted from one emotion to another and explained them in detail, it's just wonderful. 

The highlight of the book is its storyline that is unique and has characters that are relatable and likable. The story is written in a very realistic way, which made it easy to relate to the book. The characters are well portrayed and written in simple and easy language making it a perfect read. 

The book contains self issues to therapy, drama to understandings, from love to friendship, from suspense to emotional outburst, this is a unique and engaging book, that I m sure every reader will like. 

The author Kirstin Graham has written this book in a professional way and it will not only attract you but will also keep you glued to the book. I had a lovely time reading this book. 

Overall a fascinating and highly recommended book by me. So click here and read now A Flower Reborn written by Kirstin Graham.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Observational Spirituality by Anilson.

The Blurb: 

Learning through observation is such a God gifted trait of human beings, that to overlook it as a mere occurrence, might be treated as blasphemous. Then again there are plenty of ways humans learn. We learn from our experiences, we learn by studying, we learn when we are taught by someone or something for that matter. Continuous learning is the never-changing truth of life. Learning is a very subjective phenomenon. Every individual responds to lessons or life-lessons differently. The capacity to learn is very innate to a person. It is a very common occurrence that whenever someone tries to convey some lessons, especially in spiritual parlance, the recipient often feels- that is not new, I already know that. Yet, if we just try to analyze our behavior, we will realize how frequently we deviate from the lessons we learned.

My Take:

Observational Spirituality: A guide to learning Spirituality through Observation is the debut book written by the author Anilson and it's an amazing and unique book. 
I loved how the author Anilson has written his imagination and showed his inspirations through this unique book. 

The book starts with an introduction, in which the author Anilson explains how children adapt and learn things from their parents by just observing, and how its a gift to gather knowledge and experience. Also, we always keep learning. 

The highlight of the book is the way each chapter has a new meaning, and new thing to learn, to get inspired and the author Anilson has done his best to make this book informative, inspirational, motivational, and interesting to read along with fact. 

The book is a short read and can be done reading in one seating. The book contains natural elements like earth, sun, moon, wind, water, and few more along with life-changing examples that will not only motivate you but will make you see life in a different way. 

I loved reading this unique and inspirational book that the author Anilson has penned with great research and knowledge of his own. Also, I like the reference of the Hindu religion, perfectly balanced within the chapters. 

Overall a truly intriguing and motivational book. Highly recommended by me. So click here and read now Observational Spirituality: A guide to learning Spirituality through Observation the debut book written by the author Anilson.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Nathaniel Grey and the Obsidian Crown by Farrell Keeling.

The Blurb:

It's been over half a century since the Phoenix rose in the City of Light. Accused of grave crimes against the Obsidian Throne, Nathaniel Grey is cast out of Obsidia and forced to seek refuge with his peoples' sworn enemies, the Lycans. With the Szar and Necromancers plotting in the shadows, Nathaniel must mount a swift return to his homeland before war breaks out between the Regals and Lycans. Whoever bears the Obsidian Crown, shall hold the fate of Horizon in their hands...

My Take : 

Nathaniel Grey and the Obsidian Crown is the 2nd book in The Phoenix Saga series written by the author Farrell Keeling and I'm just obsessed with the story.

Even though it's the second book in the series, the book stands on its own and has a unique & intriguing storyline. I enjoyed reading the 1st book and once finished reading I immediately started reading this second book and must say I wasn't disappointed at all because it has the same addictive and gripping storyline. 

The highlight of the book is no doubt the storyline, also the author Farrell Keeling has developed the characters impressively. The book is written in lucid language making is more expressive and impressive. 

I also like how the author has given importance to smaller details making it interesting to read and feel the adventure. The book has it all, adventure, action, unforgettable characters, epic storyline, mythological and mysterious creatures, suspense, drama, politics and I m sure once you start reading this series you will find yourself lost in the book just like me. I can't wait to read other books written by the author Farrell Keeling.

Overall a fascinating and magical story. I will recommend other book lovers to read this series. So click here and read now Nathaniel Grey and the Obsidian Crown is the 2nd book in The Phoenix Saga series written by the author Farrell Keeling.

Thorne Grey and the City of Darkness by Farrell Keeling.

The Blurb: 

Life in the Spire for Thorne Grey is comfortable... that is until he is sent on a mission across Horizon to destroy a dark portal to the Foglands and had a premature visit from Death.

As ancient dark forces threaten to rise once again from the shadows, the young Warlock must travel alongside a terrifying swordsman and uncover the secrets of the City of Darkness.

The Phoenix is rising.

My Take: 

Thorne Grey and the City of Darkness is the 1st book in The Phoenix Saga written by Farrell Keeling and its the most compelling and addictive series. 

The book started with a gripping prologue that not only grasped my attention but also promised was an epic story ahead. The author Farrell Keeling has done an amazing work by penning down his imagination into a creative and imaginative story that I enjoyed reading. 

The story contains strong characters, unique plot, interesting twists and turns, magic, mythological creatures, from demons to warlocks, vicious villains, and many more surprise elements that will excite you. 

The highlight of the book is that the author Farrell Keeling has written every aspect of the book in an artistic way. 

While reading often I felt there were many things moving simultaneously but the author has balanced them perfectly giving us an epic story. Once done reading the 1st book the I couldn't wait to start the 2nd book in the series.

Overall a compelling story. If you enjoy magical fiction stories then click here and read now Thorne Grey and the City of Darkness is the 1st book in The Phoenix Saga written by Farrell Keeling. 

Sunshine Town by Maniissh Aroraa

The Blurb: 

Shlok, a lanky teenager and a daydreamer, doesn’t want much from his life. He dreams about making his parents happy and winning the affection of a neighborhood sweetheart, Natasha. Though both are poles apart, their interests bring them close. Together, they experience new emotions. But, just when they are ready to acknowledge their feelings, it is too late.

The rapids of life set Shlok on an unexpected journey, where he realizes that one can’t always be in control of one’s own circumstances. Unable to crack an important entrance exam and because of the geographical difficulties affecting his love life, Shlok’s life goes through turbulent times.

All the while, his faith in God ebbs and flows, but like a wave, it ends up breaking on the shore before returning to the sea. He is confronted with a perennial question—am I good enough for anything? Holding a mirror to himself, he is faced with the decision to give up on everything he thought was right for him.

Set in Varanasi, a city in North India, during the late 90s, before the pervasiveness of technology, Sunshine Town is about the aspirations and emotional turmoil of being a teenager. The story deals with the themes of love, career, and personal fulfillment.

The Story: 

The story starts with Shlok meets Yana after a long time at the airport and coincidently they are both boarding the same flight to Boston. Shlok was more than happy to travel with an old friend and to catch up with life and Yana seemed pleased too.

So the story continues with Shlok and Yana remembering old college days, where after graduation Shlok focused more on his career and lost the touch with all his friends including Yana. Being traveling for hours and hours Shlok rests on the plant and drifts into the past memories. 

Later the story continues from present or past, from school mischief to exam preparation, from hard work to complications, from school to college, from friendship to love, from career to life-changing decisions, from love and support to surprises, the story turns into an amazing story. A journey of a boy that will fascinate you.

My Take: 

Sunshine Town is the debut novel written by Maniissh Aroraa and it’s a delightful read. 

The story starts with a pleasant meet of two friends after years,  and the author Maniissh Aroraa has expressed it gracefully. I liked how the author has thought of everything, from talking to ourselves to overthinking. I liked how it shows the deep meaning behind it and how with time we accept things even if it's beyond our control. 

The highlight of the book is that the author Maniissh Aroraa has portrayed each character with care and in detail. The Bonds and relationship between the characters are expressed with emotions that I love reading. The dialogues shared between them is also done impressively.

While reading I felt this story was moving on a slow phase but by the end of the book it was clear that every part of the book is important. The plot is simple and yet intriguing that will make you curious to know what happened next. 

Overall an interesting book. I will recommend others to read as well and if you want to read the journey of a boy then click here and read now the book Sunshine Town by Maniissh Aroraa. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Seeds of the Dead by Andy Kumpon

The Blurb:

When his evil superiors create a new strain of genetically modified food (GMO) that transforms ordinary people into ravenous, bloodthirsty zombies, a disillusioned scientist turns whistle-blower and becomes their next target... 

Seeds Of The Dead is a story about a man at the crossroads, one which will, in turn, jeopardize the very fate of humankind. On one hand, this man supports the creation of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) to help feed the vast population of the world. But to do so, he must align himself with a nefarious corporation and the corrupt elitists who control it.

Seeds Of The Dead is set against a zombie apocalypse in small-town America, the story’s hero is Peter Malik, a promising young scientist employed by the dubious Moonstar Foods INC. When Peter learns the treachery his corporation is set to unleash upon the unsuspecting masses, he threatens to expose their dark secret by turning whistleblower. The corporation retaliates, contaminating Peter’s hometown with infected food, and turns the people Peter loves most into flesh-eating zombies.

Can Peter save his hometown, his parents, and the woman he adores, plus warn the entire planet of the impending doom?

The Story:

The story starts with young and talented scientist Peter, who works for Moonstar INC, is feeding the lab rats the seeds produced by his company. But as the new morning rises and when Peter enters the lab, he finds the cute little rats are all rotting with flesh falling away and elongated teeth along with puss type fluid dripping from their bodies all dead.

To know what exactly happened to them, Peter and his partner start to examine the rat, but just as they cut the rat open, the rat raises from the dead along with others and attracts Peter and his partner, they can't space the lab as the doors are shut closed and the only option is to kill the hideous bloodthirsty rats. 

So what will Peter do next? Who does he save himself and his partner from these rats? What happens when humans eat these genetically modified organisms seeds and turn into Zombies? What will happen next?

My Take: 

What will you do if your hometown becomes the Zombieland?
Every person you know and your family and loved ones turn into bloodthirsty Zombies, What will you do?

Seeds of the Dead: Genetically Modified Zombies! A tale of a deadly viral outbreak in our bioengineered food is the debut novel written by the author Andy Kumpon and its the coolest and creative book that you will definitely like. 

The book has a very creative and compelling storyline that you will unquestionably enjoy reading. 

While reading I felt this book could turn into a movie as the story contains a great plot, twists, and turns, the evil twins, the evil corporation that only knows one thing that is to do business, a hero worker, the scientist who wants to save humankind from this outbreak from his corporation. This book has it all. 

I also liked the detailed descriptions of characters, their appearances, their personalities, the surroundings, the zombies, the emotions, everything is well written, and in an artistic way that the author Andy Kumpon has expressed. Also, the book is written in Lucid language making it imaginative and keep you at the edge of your seat. 

I loved reading this book and can't wait to read the other book written by the author Andy Kumpon. 

Overall an action-filled zombie story! If you want to know what Peter does to save humankind from bloodthirsty zombies then click here and read now Seeds of the Dead: Genetically Modified Zombies! A tale of a deadly viral outbreak in our bioengineered food written by the author Andy Kumpon.

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