Book: Breathing two worlds
Author: Ruchira Khanna
Published: 24th April, 2017
Number of pages: EBook, 181
About the book:
Neena Arya, a Delhi-born goes abroad for further studies and decides to settle down there. Determined to be a ‘somebody’ from a ‘nobody’ she blends with the Americans via the accent and their mannerisms while having a live-in relationship with her European boyfriend, Adan Somoza.
When illness hits home, Neena rushes to meet her ailing dad. Tragedy strikes and amidst the mingling with relatives and friends, she finds herself suffocated with the two different cultures that she has been breathing since she moved to the United States. How will she strike Continue reading
|Name of the book: Pishacha
Author: Neil D’Silva
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.
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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About The Author
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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Book: Optimal Exposure
Author: Dan Rogel
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.
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
Do you like suspense, thriller or murder mystery books? Then you will enjoy reading this book. Add it to your reading list.
|Name of the book: The Lively Library & An
Author: Niranjan Navalgund
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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