A way back into Love by Veronica Thatcher

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

About the Book:

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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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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Adventure and the mountains

A life lived in a routine way, carrying out mundane matters, is not a life lived to the fullest. Don’t just lead your life, or don’t just pass it, try to Live your life. Life’s journey is like a roller coaster ride, but adventure is life is very much needed. Adventure is like the spice of life. Live your life to the fullest, make adventure a way of your life.

Adventure can be done in many ways like bungee jumping, parasailing, scuba diving, cliff climbing, trekking, skydiving, river rafting, mountaineering and many more such activities.

Mountaineering is described as the adventure sport of mountain climbing. Imagine a white expanse everywhere, snow clad high mountains on all sides, what a beauty it must be! White bed sheet of snow everywhere, what a splendid view that must be! It can only be imagined with closed eyes. The mountaineers get to see the epic beauties of nature, inhale the crisp, fresh mountain air, which we mortals can only imagine. What adrenaline rush the mountaineers must be feeling! Every adventure enthusiast dreams of climbing the peak point of the Himalayan mountains i.e. Mount Everest.

Mountaineering might seem easy and beautiful, but, it is done in very difficult terrains in difficult weather conditions with less supply of food, water and even oxygen. Even though all the mountaineers are well trained and well equipped to face difficult situations, still in the face of adversity, even a small movement becomes a Herculean task.

Mountaineering is not done in a single day, it takes many days and that depends on many conditions especially the weather conditions of the mountains. From this point of view, for mountaineers or mountain climbers, shelter is of very much importance. High mountains like the Himalayas require many days of camping. Base Camp is a mountain area which is used for staging an attempt at the summit. Such camps are positioned in a way so as to provide safety from harsh weather conditions of the summit to the mountain climbers. Depending on the height of the summit, a mountain can have many camps above the base camp. The Mount Everest has camps I to IV above the Base Camp.

Mountaineering gives the adrenaline rush to the adventure junkies still it is one of the most dangerous activities in the world. There are many hazards involved in mountaineering which are like adverse climatic conditions, avalanches, equipment failure, fatigue, etc. and these situations can sometimes even lead to loss of life.

Still, no glory is achieved in life without taking risks in life. If you want to enjoy and live your life to the fullest, then include adventure in your life, take risks in life. Don’t just pass your life, live it.

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Pishacha by Neil D’ Silva




Name of the book: Pishacha
Author: Neil D’Silva

The Story:


On the outside, he is a Pishacha – a terrifying demon compelled to eat human flesh to survive. Yet, inside, he has a tender heart that still pines for the lover of his previous human birth.

More than a century later, when he discovers that his lover has been reborn in a rich Mumbai household, and is now a beautiful woman, his heart begins to beat again with a happy rhythm.

There are monumental obstacles in his path though, the least of which is the fact that she loves another man. But, the biggest challenge is that she is human and he is demon.

To make her his, he will have to become human again; and to accomplish that, he will have to fight holy men and witch-mothers and giants, and challenge the gods themselves.

From the best-selling author of Maya’s New Husband, comes a tragic tale of forbidden love — Pishacha.





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All you have to do is to guess the five main characters’ names (look at the image below).
1. Post your replies in the comments below. 
2. Only one reply per person. Edited comments won’t be accepted.
3. The first person with 5 all-correct answers gets the paperback. 
4. The Winner will be announced on eBook launch date (December 5, 2016) on the Pishacha eBook Launch Event Page here.
5. The book will be dispatched to the winner upon the paperback release.
6. Winners will be chosen at the sole discretion of Kaffeinated Konversations.


About The Author 



Neil D’Silva is the author of three books. His debut, Maya’s New Husband, tells the tale of a woman who finds herself trapped in the wrongest kind of marriage, and the subsequent horrors that unfold upon her. His second book, The Evil Eye and the Charm, consists of three short tales of the Indian lemon-chili charm, each of which raises the perpetual debate between rationality and superstition using horror as their narrative element. His third book, Bound in Love, is a collection of eight short stories of dark and twisted human relationships.

Neil D’Silva also finds himself published in two anthologies. The first is Vengeance, an anthology put forward by Wrimo India, India’s arm of the global NaNoWriMo organization. The second is When They Spoke, which is a collection of winning stories of a short story competition organized by Readomania and the Delhi Literature Festival.

His stories and writings have appeared in the American MONSTER! magazine. He regularly puts up new stories on his website at NeilDSilva.com.

Maya’s New Husband has stayed on the Amazon bestseller charts ever since it was published in January 2015. The book is now on its way to be translated into a movie.

Neil D’Silva is one of the many contemporary writers who have tasted success through self-publishing. His primary platforms are the Amazon Kindle. He is invited to speak about his journey with self-publishing to various cities across India. 

He is also the founder of For Writers, By Authors (FWBA), India’s most vibrant author-reader community on Facebook that has close to 10,000 members. He is the creator of the Mumbai litfest Litventure as well.


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Equinox by Madhuri Maitra

 

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The Story:

When Indus Publishers announces a short story competition, it affects the lives of the ensemble cast in unexpected ways. A jaded journalist, a bored housewife, a starry-eyed ambitious girl, an army colonel, an impoverished divorcee-all enter the competition for pressing reasons of their own. They emerge with only slightly deeper pockets than they had but far richer in experience. Social issues are explored in an engaging manner, entwined in the lives of the characters- this is indeed the way of life. The novel also promises an enchanting look at the diversity in India; the characters belong to different Indian states and embody the peculiarities of the people of that region. Equinox and its checkered characters step to music of their own; many readers will find that it resonates with their own inner music.





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About The Author 

Always an avid reader, dreaming of delighting her own readers someday, Madhuri published her first two books in 2014. Haiku and other Micropoetry is a collection of short verse on nature and on life; while Equinox is a novel dealing with urban realities. While the former is pithy and thought-provoking, the latter is a simple reflection of modern lives.


Madhuri lives and teaches in Pune. Films are as close to her heart as books are; she teaches Film Appreciation in addition to Creative Writing. She enjoys bringing her favourite authors and films to young minds. She also conducts workshops for children and adults. She has also written and published papers on films and on writing.


She is currently enjoying the monsoon, immersing herself in her personal library and nurturing ideas for her third book.
 




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Optimal Exposure by Dan Rogel: Book Review

Book: Optimal Exposure
Author: Dan Rogel
ISBN: 978-1539103905
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: 1st November, 2016
Book type: Mystery
Number of Pages: E-book, 276
Price: $13.45 (for paperback)

About the Book:

A visit to an Indian festival by a photographers’ expedition turns into a riveting murder case.

A group of world-travelled photographers losses two of its members in unexplained circumstances. When the son of one of the victims decides to investigate on his own, he retrieves disturbing discoveries revealing unknown information about his late father. A bright police investigators and his talented team join the investigation in attempt to solve a mystery, in the context of photography commerce and international travel.

Travel the world with this realistically written tale while solving a gripping murder mystery.

Optimal Exposure is a memorable novel that skilfully weaves personal experience and rare writing talent to bring about an enthralling and pleasurable read. It is a gripping thriller with a rapidly unfolding plot and nuanced characters that will grab your attention from beginning to end.

My Review:

A murder mystery where you get to see the photographic world through the words of the author. Quite a gripping which you won’t feel like putting down once you start reading the book. The starting of the book is good and in the beginning only the book hypnotizes the reader.

The story doesn’t have too many characters to confuse the reader and also all the characters are well developed. The story unfolds in a very interesting way. Almost all the members of the ‘Photographer’s Group’ are under suspicion especially Bar and Shuky. Also I liked the way the mystery is resolved at the end. I really liked the photographic world and a photographer’s work explained in the book.

But one thing I wanted was that there was a little more of Shemesh’s and Hagit’s personal life and their story.

About the Author:

Dan Rogel is a senior scientist, who worked for many years in the Israeli defense industry, where significant achievements bear his name. He has twice received (an exceptional phenomenon) the most prestigious award in the country – the Israeli Defense Award. He also spent many years initiating start-up ventures in the development of technologically advanced medical devices. Throughout his life, he has dedicated much of his time to photography and has acquired considerable expertise in this field.

Since his retirement, several years ago, he writes thrillers and also travels around the world to places suited to photographing nature (Africa, the Amazon Forests, the North Pole).

He bases the content and the background of the stories in his books on his professional experience in these fields. Until now, his books have only been published and distributed in Israel, in Hebrew and online for reading on computers and the like.

His books have won acclaim from a steadfast audience that faithfully follows his stories and his photographs.

My Rating: 4/5

My Verdict:

Do you like suspense, thriller or murder mystery books? Then you will enjoy reading this book. Add it to your reading list.

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The Lively Library & an Unlikely Romance by Niranjan Navalgund



Name of the book: The Lively Library & An
Unlikely Romance
Author: Niranjan Navalgund

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The Story:


Unknown to Nayan, the library he inherits from his deceased father, is a mysterious place. Hiriya Halepu, Pu.Nayaka, Kapshi and and many others live there. They have a secret world with celebrations, romances, pangs of separation and conflicts. This is the Book-World. As two souls in this world fall in love, they encounter a strange predicament that separates them from each other. Things go from bad to worse when an unknown enemy sends a threat of destruction to this whole mysterious world. They call their resolute protector, Helmine, who unravels many unknown facets of this world, in an attempt to save it from the danger. The lovers struggle to find each other, and Helmine tries hard to decipher the threat messages. But will she be able to save this world from destruction? Will the two souls in love be united? There are no easy answers. Because, this is no ordinary Library, this is the place where books come to life.





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About The Author 



Niranjan Navalgund is a young chess professional who derives great pleasure in learning about life through the game of chess. He is a former National U-17 Chess Champion and a Commonwealth Silver medalist in the U-18 Category. He has been conferred with ‘Indradhanushya’ (2007) ‘Giants International Award’ (2009), ‘Kreeda Ratna’ Award (2010) and ‘Belgaumite of the year’ Award (2012) for his achievements in the field of Chess. He is a lover of words and occasionally tries his hand at writing stories and poems. He believes that writing is a wonderful exercise for the soul. Being a bibliophile, he harbours a special interest in the New Age Philosophy. Unusual stories excite him. He hopes to visit the Panda Zoo, someday. Niranjan lives with his family in Belagavi.




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