Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Book Blitz :: 'The Way Back Into Love' by Veronica Thatcher

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A Way Back Into Love by Veronica Thatcher
21st February, 2017



Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love… Well, that makes complicates everything complicated. When you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.

Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life is turned upside-down when she realizes she's in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home... to the man she left behind?



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An Excerpt:
Emily stepped back from him and shook her head. “Oh, you know damn well what I mean. You know what, Derek? I’m done having this conversation with you. I’m so done with this conversation and I’m so done with you,” Emily spat out angrily before brushing past him.

“Emily, wait,” Derek said, catching her by her arm. “Where are you going?”

Emily spun around and gave him a bitter look before looking down at his hand gripping her arm. “Leave my arm,” she said in a low yet threatening voice, “And why do you care where I’m going? It’s none of your business.”

Derek didn’t leave her arm in spite of her warning and said, “Em, you’ve had too many drinks. You can’t drive in this condition. I’ll drop you home.”

Emily jerked her arm free from his grasp and replied in a bitter voice, “Thank you, but no. I’m perfectly capable of getting myself home on my own. I don’t need you to drop me home. Do you get it, Derek Thorpe? I DON’T NEED YOU!” Emily yelled the last words, causing a few people to look their way.


About the Author:

Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favourite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them.  She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!

Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it. You can reach Veronica through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Gmail.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Book Blitz :: 'Thwarted Escape' by Lopamudra Banerjee


THWARTED ESCAPE: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey
by
Lopamudra Banerjee





Blurb
How far can one truly go away from his/her ancestral roots, filial ties and the claustrophobic grip of traditions and the reminiscence of an emotionally fraught childhood and puberty? The book begins with this particular quest, and it is this quest which gains momentum as a woman seeks the essence of herself-identity ten thousand miles away from her Bengali hometown. 

With the lens of a time-traveler, her narrative journey encompasses her first sexual abuse, her first tryst with death, austerity, the strangeness of rituals, the inexplicable feelings of puberty and also her surrendering to love, procreation, motherhood. In herself-chosen exile in the US, she discovers that deep within; her ancestral roots are also the wellspring of her psychological, spiritual existence. In the process, she keeps on oscillating between assimilating and disintegrating, which forms the core of her journey. 

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Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer, poet, editor and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She is the co-editor of Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas, published by Readomania in collaboration with Incredible Women of India. She has also been the Creative Editor of Incredible Women of India and Deputy editor of the e-zine Learning & Creativity.

Thwarted Escape, her debut nonfiction novel/memoir has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC, USA. Her literary works have appeared at numerous literary journals and anthologies (print and online), both in India and the US. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction and also translation works are regularly published in Setu, the international bilingual journal, Cafe Dissensus, Different Truths, Readomania.com and other publications. She has received the Reuel International Award 2016 for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's novella Nastanirh (The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook.



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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Book Blitz :: 'His Christmas Delight' by Summerita Rhayne








Blurb


Caught by Santa! 

For Myra, Christmas means supporting her friends. They rallied round getting her back on her feet after she lost Pete, her husband, so she's always ready to help any of them. No matter to what lengths the challenge makes her go. Only she didn't expect to find Santa almost catching her in her wrongdoings. Then she finds that the handsome Santa is Jay, her old high school friend. Now he's changed from a gangly geek to an attractive stranger. After missing out on the dating scene for a long time after losing Pete, she feels the first stirring of desire. But Jay is playing hot and cold, refusing to admit the attraction sizzling between them. 

He is back in Goa just for Christmas 

Jay knew Myra as his best friend's girl. Now Pete is gone, but Jay is finding difficult to let go of the scars he picked up in Coast Guard service. Heís home only to help revive his brotherís toy shop. When he finds himself making excuses to stay, he knows heís crossing the limits heíd set himself. Whatís the purpose in taking this further when he knows he cannot be the one to give her the happiness she deserves? But no matter how hard he tries, the scorching flames of wanting only seem to get stronger. How can he keep on denying the attraction between them when she insists on coming close?



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Summerita Rhayne writes contemporary and historical romance with lots of emotional conflict. She first got published in 2013 and has won contests with prestigious publishers such as Harlequin and Harper Collins India. Sheís a bestselling romance author at Amazon. She loves her teaching job as much as writing. Juggling two careers with home can be difficult but she firmly believes if the inspiration is strong enough, the story characters will find a way to make the writer pen them down, even when writing time is in short supply. When cerebrally confronted with the sizzling interaction of two Alpha characters ñ yes, both the hero and heroine in her stories are strong- minded in their own way - the only way to get peace is write their book!


At heart, sheís a family person. She loves winding down with music, romcoms, cricket (strictly watching only) and social networking.


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Spotlight :: 'The Doppelganger' by Prateek Yadav




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The perfect plan for the perfect heist-a team of con-men, foolproof disguise and a painting worth millions, nothing could have gone wrong. But something did... A man fnds himself on a bus to Manali with nothing but some cash and severe memory loss . Embarking on a frantic hunt for his identity, he begins to discover that his presence in Manali isn't an accident. The closer he gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes. Ghosts from his past haunt him as he finds himself trapped between his doppelganger, the police, a sadistic gangster and his own dwindling sanity. The journey of the search for his identity ends up being a race for survival.


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Prateek Yadav was born and raised in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He graduated in economics at IIT Kanpur, and is currently working at Cognizant, Bangalore. He is an avid fiction reader with a keen inclination towards mystery and thrillers. Besides writing he also enjoys sketching and painting. The Doppelganger is his first published novel. 

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Book Blitz:: 'God & His Girlfriend' by Priyank



Name of the book: God & His Girlfriend

Author: Priyank
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The Story:
Have you ever met a pretty girl in a suspicious condition with blood stained hands lying in a hotel room where you are staying in? 

Can a love story see its acceptance in the Indian society when the boy is from slums and the girl is born in a rich family? 

How many of you have met those girls who were molested by their known ones when they had not even crossed the age of 14? Isn’t forced and unwilling sex after marriage similar to a rape? 

Whether the prayers offered in love strong enough to bring back someone’s lost beloved from PoK? 

How many of you know a person whose deeds are completely ideal, something which only a God can do? 

Whether religion, caste or community should really be a parameter in deciding the hierarchy and dominance of people living in this world? 

God and his girl-friend is a mercurial story about two youngsters, from entirely different backgrounds who strive hard against their comfort to live with their passion. A boy from the slums and a girl from a rich lavishing family set out on an embarking journey to touch the moon. This takes them through many tests, eventually tying them up in love, followed by an unforgettable service to the nation as true stalwart patriots.




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‘The HINDU’ calls Priyank’s books, which has stories inspired from real life to be perfect in portraying the power of love.

Bollywood film maker Imtiyaz Ali conveyed his words to Priyank at a literary event in Delhi that he could see Priyank emerging out as a potential story writer from his city Jamshedpur.

Priyank is an author, a start up lover cum aspiring entrepreneur, a story teller and a motivational speaker. He is a gold medal winner in creative writing at the National level. He was named as the Best Debut Author of 2014 by Aagman Literary Organization, a Delhi based literary and cultural house for his novel ” I am dead but my heart beats. ”

He completed his Engineering from BIT Sindri, Dhanbad in 2015. He has delivered story telling sessions and motivational talks across many organizations in a short span of one and half year. He is the founder of Embellish India, a start-up he kicked off while in college. Currently, he works for a Delhi based funded start up after resigning from his first MNC job at TCS.

Born in Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) on 29th October, in a Maithil Brahmin family and brought up in Ghatsila (a small town near Steel city Jamshedpur in Jharkhand), Priyank’s dream is to bring changes in the country and make it a better place to live in. Writing was never his passion nor his goal. It happened to him by chance, by destiny, in an attempt to fulfill someone’s dream. He loves cricket, travelling, sleeping and trying out new delicacies.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Spotlight:: 'Soulless' by M.V.Kasi



Blurb

They say when you take revenge you lose a part of your soul. 

But Sia hadn't felt her soul in a very long time. She only knew the soul-crushing fear and helplessness. Especially during the nights, when she fought an invisible enemy that terrorized her during the nightmares. 

Her days weren't any better either. She spent most of them trying to desperately gain control of her life while battling her various fears and addictions. 

She was only twenty three, but she had resigned herself to live the rest of her life that way. Fearing the unknown. 

Until it all changed one day. 

Now she knew. She knew that the monster from her nightmares was real. And also that her soul had been ripped apart from her. 

The memories had brought in fear, rage and pain, along with a strong craving for a swift payback. 

But revenge was a dish best served cold. And it required a complete absence of emotion. 
So now? 

Now she plotted. And she schemed. She prepared herself in every possible way to hunt and destroy her enemy. 

But every mission, however well planned can go awry. Sometimes it's because even though one can be soulless, there is always the heart. A very weak and desperate heart that was being stolen by a man. 

A man who was like a bright spark of vivid colors in her otherwise dark and dreary life. 
A man...who was only supposed to be collateral damage. 




Read an excerpt from #Soulless

"Need help holding the bag still?" a deep voice asked from behind her.

Sia yelped in surprise, hitting the kick-boxing bag accidentally, and had to jerk back, away from the heavy swinging bag. Her sudden movement dropped her phone from her hands onto the gym floor. She could see half a dozen pieces of what used to be her phone scattered around.

Shit. Most of her contacts were stored in that phone. Now she'd have to waste at least a couple of hours to buy a new one and retrieve her contacts list. But she had bigger worries, and a more immediate danger.

On instinct, she widened her stance, ready to swing around and kick the intruder in his face, either to dislocate his jaw or at least break his damn nose.

"Whoa, whoa, easy lady," said a laughing man's voice, moving away from her swing.

As soon as she turned around, the air left with a whoosh from her lungs. And it wasn't because of her move. It was because of the face in front of her.

She kept staring at the amused boyish grin with twin dimples on the man's face.

"That looks like one hell of a fall," he said as he looked down at her broken phone.

Sia didn't even bat an eyelid when the man knelt down and picked up the pieces.

"I think I can salvage this," he murmured, and began to work on fixing her phone.

His eyes were focused on the job at hand and he had an intense look of concentration as he worked over her phone. Sia realized that she was gawking at a complete stranger like an idiot instead of demanding her personal property back.

"Wait, you don't have to..." Her damn voice was soft and whispery as it drifted off.

The man looked up briefly at her and smiled.

That little stretch of his mouth muscles was causing havoc to her insides. And it wasn't because of the panic she usually felt, it was because of the beautiful face in front of her. And it was having a strange effect on her.

What the hell was happening?

Her usual cold and aloof protective barrier was having a tough time emerging. Maybe because she felt a false sense of security around him, due to his blindingly good looks combined with the boy-next-door smile. But she wasn't the type of woman who usually got affected by some pretty boy's face. Then what the hell was so damn special about him?

It didn't make any sense. He was just a guy. Weren't they all the same? Yet somehow she felt a strange sense of connection with him. Especially with his smile.

You are just horny. You are a twenty four year old with a good imagination and a healthy sex drive. Yes. That must be it, she rationalized, looking at his ripped body that was barely concealed in his work-out shorts. He definitely must be one of the personal trainers at the gym. Maybe used to attract the female clients with his smile and body.

"Like what you see?" he asked, without raising his head. He was still working intently on her phone, but had a small smirk on his face.

At his teasing remark, she snapped out of whatever thing had possessed her.

What the hell was she doing? She asked herself again.

He's just a good looking guy, and she's seen, and also been with several guys who were similarly good looking.

"I think I can fix my phone by myself," she said coolly, extending her hand as irritation slowly crept into her.

"I'm almost done. This is a newer model, so there are smaller parts that need to be placed in the right sequence. And besides, I caused you to drop it in the first place," he said.

"True. But you have already done enough damage. Maybe next time, you should stop and think before sneaking up on the gym members, during the early hours of the morning."

At her stern set down, he stopped what he was doing to glance at her.

His eyes blazed as he looked at her face, and then slowly, and unashamedly, he dragged his eyes down the length of her body, lingering on her toned arms and legs.

Instead of being offended, she felt his gaze ignite something. Soon, a warning siren went off in her head as images of them spending a dirty night ran in her mind.

Sia recoiled mentally from those images. She had stopped having random meaningless sex almost a year ago. And more recently, she had promised herself, she would not be distracted from her mission because of anything or anyone.

But right then, staring at the beautiful man with a sweet, melting smile, and a contradictory brazen look, she was ready to jump on him on the gym floor, and take what her body wanted from him.

Before she pounced on a complete stranger, Sia grabbed her phone from his hand, and took a few steps away from him to give herself some space. She subtly took some deep breaths to calm down even as his eyes continued to assess her.

When his eyes met hers, he smiled again. "By the way I'm Ajay, and you are...?"

Before she could reply another man's voice interrupted them. "Good morning, Ajay. How have you been bro?"

 A brief look of irritation passed on Ajay's face, but he turned and smiled openly at the guy who joined them.

"I'm doing great Ravi. It's been a while, and quite a set up you have here..."

Before he could finish catching up with the other guy, Sia began walking out from there. After collecting her water bottle and work-out towel, she moved towards the stairs, and glanced back briefly towards him.

He was still talking to the other man, but his eyes were on her, laughing at her in amusement. As though he knew she was running away because of him.

Dammit.


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By day, MV Kasi works for a software company. She currently lives in Hyderabad, India with her husband and son.

By night, she gives in to her fascination to explore the human psychology and the various facets of life in her writing. She has particular fascination with successful people who are not considered 'normal' by society's standards.

Her love for reading has led her to start writing on her own. She likes to add depth to her characters and explore their psychological motivations. Due to the nature of topics and plots, she does not shy away from writing about sexuality or violence. Despite covering some heavy topics, she likes to infuse humor into her writing.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Book Review: ‘The Evil Twin’ by P. G. Van

Genre: Romance, Suspense
Blurb:
Vinnie lost her parents when she was ten and lives in San Francisco with her aunt and her teenage cousin. She never expected a simple act of kindness would be life altering. Reyan comes into her life threatening to shake up her focus and challenges her resolve. He is everything Vinnie wants in a man and he shows up just when she thought she had everything she needed to stay focused on her life and her goals. 

Will he crack her titanium tough exterior and get to her heart? Will she let him into her life especially with what she has been through since she was ten? Will she trust Reyan to help her recover from her emotional wounds? 

Will she get to the bottom of why people think they have seen her at places that she has never been to before. Does she have a doppleganger or a twin? 

Follow Vinnie's and Reyan's love story as she learns the true meaning of love, trust and family.

My Review
‘The Evil Twin’ is out and out entertainment with twist and turns in every chapter, not to mention sizzling chemistry and steamy scenes between good looking protagonists. The story is pacy and fast with right amount of emotional connect.

Vinitha Raj or Vinnie is a typical American who has seen it all and makes end meet by bar-tending. She sure knows her cocktails and how to handle any situation, and there is no time for men in her life. She has vowed never to leave her aunt and to make life smooth for her only relative and her beloved niece. The only problem was strangers mistook her for some other person. It seems she had a doppelganger in the same area.

Vinnie’s world becomes a series of surprises when she helps car accident victim Reyan Bhatia. Strongly attracted to him she battles her feelings as well as the confusion as she meets Reyan’s relatives who react to her strangely. As the reality and truth unfolds she is engulfed into an uncontrollable tsunami which rips her life apart.

As characters Vinnie and Reyan both are confident, attractive and cocky, complimenting each other, replete with motorbikes, limousines, leather jackets and fandoo cocktails. Reyan, like a dream hero, helps Vinnie deal with every complication going on in her life. Preethi's characterization touched me the most. Neel, Annie and other friends are well-etched and compliment the duo throughout the story.

The author has come up with a nice story, with many, and I mean many, hot and steamy scenes bordering on naughty erotica. End is a little bollywoodish with the hero and heroine rushing on a motorbike to the airport for a reconciliation with her mother. But that takes nothing away from the story. The language is simple yet fluent.

Anyone who is looking for a pacy, hot contemporary romance, should definitely go for this one.







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Monday, January 9, 2017

Book Review: ‘In The Light Of Darkness’ by Radhika Maria Tabrez

Genre: Literary
Publisher: Readomania
Blurb:
Twenty years ago, Susan Pereira had to send her only child Matthew, to a faraway boarding school. That one decision brought their relationship to a cul de sac, which she still hasn’t been able to break out of. Matthew is too distant and too angry to relent.

Meera Vashisht’s misguided love left her bruised, shattered, and abandoned, only to be found and healed by Susan. 

Set on a fictional Indian island paradise called Bydore, In The Light of Darkness is a journey of broken souls looking for closures and new beginnings.

Does Susan manage to win back her son? Does Matthew find the future his mother hoped he would? Does Meera finally get away from her past?


My Review
In The Light Of Darkness is a tale of optimism, hope and belief against all odds. Ms Tabrez has woven an intricate story of two lost souls who suffer in the hands of fate but emerge stronger from their dark experiences and find happiness.

Susan, a social worker, finds Meera, beaten and battered, almost on the threshold of death in Bydore General Hospital. She has lost her memory and doesn’t have a home. Susan brings Meera home to recuperate and regain her health. Susan’s maternal instincts come to fore when she comes to know young Meera’s sufferings. As they get to know each other they find solace in each other company and Meera decides to make Bydore her home.

Matthew, angry with his mother Susan for sending him away to the hostel, has never been to Bydore in eleven years. He comes to Bydore under tragic circumstances. Guilt and sorrow drives him to his childhood home but nothing gives him the much needed closure, until he comes across a letter.

Ms Tabrez takes us through the heartwarming journey of how forgiveness and acceptance helps the soul heal and find peace. How life is all about facing your demons and overcoming them. And running away is not an option. I loved the small town touch given to fictitious place Bydore—the beach, old mansion, all powerful Mayor, strict Colonel, small book-cum-souvenir shop. The scenic descriptions add to the charm of the story.

Matthew’s character is the strongest in the book and I liked the way he found light in the darkness through the letter, which was brilliantly written. Meera’s story is mostly from other character’s point of view, which I liked and sympathized but could not get emotionally involved. All the secondary characters support the protagonists admirably.

The story goes back and forth from present to flashback to back stories of the protagonists, giving us a glimpse of the characters and their motivations. The narration, I must say, veers from simple to a bit esoteric. I am not being pompous when I say I have a pretty good vocabulary, but even I had the urge to refer the dictionary for a few words; and that broke the concentration.

All in all commendable debut and recommended read for people who are looking for an emotional yet uplifting story.





PS: I normally do not comment on the cover, but this one demands special mention. From the rusted, moss covered gate lock showing the large bungalow behind, to the first rays of sun falling on the gate, the cover gives the right window or glimpse of the story and setting, which takes you from darkness to light.



Monday, December 26, 2016

Book Review: ‘Knitted Tales’ by Rubina Ramesh


Genre: Literary
Blurb
What forces an innocent girl to become a sex symbol? Her desires? Or cruel fate?

Is a lifetime enough—for avenging a betrayal? How do you hide secrets that never stopped haunting you?

Can vengeance and secrets of your past devastate your present? How can long-buried crimes of yours suddenly raise their head? Can sinning be saving?

Is your spouse your soulmate? What if they never understood your feelings? Can you still live with them?

Lastly, does life give only two options? Live or die? What if there is a third?

In her debut anthology, Rubina Ramesh tries to find answers to these questions that are often from the heart and yet makes the mind ponder over the solution. Or is it the other way round? Either way, Knitted Tales is a bouquet of emotions that is bound to touch both your head and your heart.


My Review:
The collection of 12 short stories does justice to its name ‘Knitted Tales’. The author has indeed knitted myriad emotions, issues into the stories which give us a peek into everyday life filled with love, hate, greed, optimism, lust, and other realities of life. I couldn't decide which ones I liked the most or the least. So here is a sneak peek into the stories:

‘A Secret in Their Closet’ is a tale of a mother who has such a weak and selfish character that she is ready to kill her own child to save herself. It is unthinkable but yes these kind of people do exist.

‘Betrayal’ focuses on yet another human emotion; ‘hate’. Ms Ramesh imagination has been brilliant in terms of execution of this story and how the emotion consumes one and everyone around.

‘Chiclets’ is about a little girl who is trying to adjust to her new school in a new country. The story shows how sometimes kids can solve a problem, we adults can’t find a solution to.

‘Forgive Me, For I have Sinned’ delves into unrequited love, or rather wrong kind of love. The story brought tears to my eyes thinking about the complexity of that one emotion we always long for in our lives. Author has expertly handled the emotions of all three protagonists.

‘Lolita’ handles a very prevalent social issue and shows the vulnerability of women deeply and completely. No matter what they endure they carry themselves with head held high.

‘No Regrets’ made me smile. It is such a sweet tale of a lonely NRI wife and how she makes her husband consider and appreciate her point of view with the help of social media.

‘SuvernaRekha’ is another poignant tale which touched my heart. At times people are so chained by society’s rules that they are even ready to give-up most dear to heart.

‘The Little Godmother’ is all about perspective in life. The issue is handled beautifully and simplistically by the author. Everything coin has two sides, indeed.

‘The Missing Staircase’ gives us message to slow down and appreciate people who care about us. A simple message told in such a beautiful manner. Hats off.

‘Daddy, Hear Me Out’ deals with a serious malady in our society. Pushing kids towards studies and marks regardless of their aptitude or interests. What I liked was that the protagonist takes much harder route to prove her point. A lesson for everyone.

‘Cliff Notes’ is one of my favorites. Written magnificently from an inanimate object’s point of view, it shows us the society’s image so eloquently that it is uncanny.

Once I had started I couldn’t put down the collection. The language is simple yet expressive highlighting each and every emotion, issue and message completely. The stories of eight to eighty year old, of NRI to Kharia tribals, the collection has touched almost every aspect of human anomaly.

I highly recommend the book for everyone.







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Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time.  She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona.  Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer. 



Her other published works include:
'Home is where Love is’ a short story in the anthology Writings from the Heart. Ed. by Beth Ann Masarik. 
‘You Stole My Heart’ and ‘Let me Go’. Short stories as a part of the anthology Long and Short of It by Indireads.
'Wake Me Up' as a part of the anthology Marijuana Diaries by Fablery Publishers.


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