Spotlight of Finding Juliet by Toffee

 

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Toffee
 
Blurb
 
Arjun is an incredibly nice guy who believes in true love and is waiting for it with open arms. He falls in love, not once or twice, but thrice. And every single time, happiness – like the girls he fell for – comes very close to him before pushing him away. His only pillar of strength in all his moments of grief and dejection is his childhood friend Anjali. Dejected by the games played by girls and fate, he leaves Hyderabad for Bangalore and ends up meeting Krish, an irresistible flirt. 
 
Krish understands Arjun’s predicament, pacifies him with his words and enlightens him about the most complicated species ever created by God – Women. And then, Arjun’s life changes forever. Will Arjun find the one he has been waiting for, or will he end up becoming a flirt? Will he ever taste lasting happiness? Join Arjun as he tries to figure out women and discovers the meaning of love, lust and life… all in his journey of Finding Juliet.


Read an excerpt here from Finding Juliet
‘I have fucked you enough. Now you can fuck off!’ I said furiously, as I pushed her away from the bed.

‘You are such an asshole!’ she said, looking angrily at me as she stood up. Her cheeks were red with anger.

I saw her as she stood naked, with her hands on her hips. She was expecting me to say something, but I didn’t. It simply doubled her anger.

‘All you guys are the same. You want women only for sex,’ she stated furiously, pointing a finger at me.

I could have refuted her point easily and proved that she was being a hypocrite, given the fact that she had a boyfriend and yet she had slept with me a few moments ago. But I didn’t bother to respond and I just looked away from her. Disgusted, she let out a deep sigh and began picking up her undergarments, which were lying on the floor and started wearing them hurriedly. She moved towards the door where her black denims and purple tee were. She wore them in an instant and fished for her comb in her handbag. She brushed her hair and then wore the earrings I had removed before kissing her ears. She took some more time to get ready, gazing at herself in the mirror and adjusting everything, and I wondered how girls gave so much importance to their looks even during moments of distress.

Eventually, before leaving, she threw me a disgusting look and said, ‘I will never see your face again.’

‘Thank you. Now get lost,’ I said as she slammed the door shut.

After she left, I pondered over what had just happened and what had been happening in my life. ‘You shouldn’t have been so harsh on her’ – a soft voice from inside my heart said. But I strangulated it in an instant. I had lost enough in my life by listening to my heart.

Just a few moments ago, I was rolling in bed with Aditi, and after we came together, she began talking to me endlessly, like most girls do after sex. I was more interested in looking at the fan on the ceiling and wondering why it was spinning anticlockwise and not clockwise.

While talking, she had grazed her finger over my shoulder and moved it slowly towards my arms and said, ‘Behind these strong muscles, there is a weak heart, yearning to be loved and dying to be cared for. You can hide your pain from the world, Arjun, but not from me.’

That was when I had pushed her from my bed and I didn’t really understand why I had reacted so strongly. Was it because I had been hiding my true face from the world successfully all the while? No one had ever tapped the underlying guy inside me, except Krish. But when Aditi said those words, I became very defensive. The last thing I wanted was someone knowing about the void inside me.

I got up, splashed water on my face and looked at myself in the mirror. My eyes were crimson red. And even though I was nowhere near smiling, I saw an evil grin on my face. I splashed water once again and looked at myself. The grin grew wider and scarier. ‘How had I been and what have I become?’ I asked myself. I saw the image in the mirror once again. I couldn’t look at it and smashed the mirror with my hand. Pieces of glass got stuck on my knuckles. A big piece made a deep gash, but it didn’t hurt as much as the scars on my heart did.

I then riffled through the shelves to find weed – my temporary solution to permanent problems. I rolled a joint hastily and lighted it. After a few puffs, I felt feather-light and forgot everything that had been going on in my mind. Surreal images flashed in front of my eyes, and when I closed them, I saw myself waiting at the gates of heaven, even though I was, in fact, right in front of my bathroom door.

I tried to get in as I had to pee, but I tripped and fell on my face, my forehead hitting the tap find. The thud sound was what I remembered last, and I woke up to see myself lying on a hospital bed the next morning, with Anjali standing beside me.

 

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Toffee is a simple guy who loves the complications of life. He used to write code by the day and books by the night earlier. But currently, he is busy writing assignments and chasing deadlines in his Master’s in Business Analytics from the University of South Florida. Toffee loves narrating interesting stories with subtle insights. Through books, he wants to share beautiful stories, reach out to people and touch their hearts. Finding Juliet is his second book, written specially for India’s Generation-Y.

 

 

 

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Book Review of The Unpredictable Heart

The Unpredictable Heart…You May be a Victim by Moksh is a romantic tragedy. This book has the aura of love, friendship and relationships. The concept of Flashbacks is beautifully delineated.

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The red and white contrast of the cover along with a girl blowing the flowers which are in a heart shape. We notice a broken heart. This small indication gives us an idea of incomplete love. Maybe it is a tragedy. The back cover has a small story at a glance while it also has author’s intro. This part is written so small that you will need a magnifying glass to read it. It could have been written using some normal or large fonts.

The title is intriguing as the main title and the sub title totally contrast with each other. The Unpredictable Heart gives us a positive vibes and a notion that our heart can choose anybody to fall in love. On contrary, You May Be a Victim gives us a negative vibe and leave us with a question ‘Who will be the victim?’ ‘Will the protagonist find his love?’

The story of the book revolves around Mrinav, a young employee of an IT sector who is caught between the clutches of crush and love. Neeti being his crush and Ankita, his love, both, shatters him into pieces. Life takes a new turn when friendship of Jiya enters his heart and this completely heals his soul. Will Mrinav feel the same for Jiya? Are they meant to be together. The plot construction is way too simple and somehow we can predict the story hence, making a common story.

The theme revolves around love and only love. It becomes difficult to distinguish between crush, love and a friendly love. At times these three overpower you and you tend to make some mistakes which breaks your heart only. We also find traces of friendship but not for a longer time.

The characters play a significant role in the story. Mrinav is the protagonist who is young and bit underconfident about himself. His life becomes miserable, therefore he becomes numb and tries his best to hide his feelings. Neeti and Ankita almost smash his heart into pieces. When Jiya enters his life, it takes her sometime to heal him. But there is word called ‘Destiny’ which has some other plans in it.

The best part of the story is its ending. The author doesn’t finish the story, infact, he makes a way for the next part and we are left in thoughts in the mid air. This particular line might take away your sleep for sometime until the author comes up with the second part:

What I saw was unbelievable and the unexpected; the lady standing at the door was Ankita.

The style of writing used by the author is simple, condensed and limited. The use of simple sentences makes it way too simple. The predictability of the plot makes it monotonous at the time but the author surprise us with his ending. We can notice hindi jargons in between which adds flavour to the story. Furthermore, the flashback style of writing made the story beautiful. I could trace some grammatical errors, missing words and wrong spellings. This could have been avoided. It is an average and one time read, but I would surely love to know about the suspense which the author has left for us to guess.

Grab your copies from : http://www.amazon.in/Unpredictable-Heart-You-May-Victim/dp/1482857561

 

Book Review of Riots of Love

Riots of Love or Mohabbat Ke Dange by Shikha Kaul is a revolutionary thriller. This is her third book and those who have read her other two books can make out the difference. The author sees to experiment alot with the genres and concepts. This book is exceptional and with such type of stories, you are at loss of words.

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The cover of the book surely grabs your attention and it makes you think that it is related to border as we see a line and this reminds us of Hindustan Pakistan Border line. But the story has something else in store for us but this cover arise the hunger to read the book soon.

The title is just marvalous and it is related to a campaign. The author seems to have been inspired by that. The story revolves around the title and it justifies the theme of the story. The interesting fact about the title is its hindi title. Mohabbat Ke Dange has its own essence and it turned out to be a blessing for the book.

Avi Shandilya claims to have killed the young children of four very influential men of India belonging to four different religions and bearing the extremist ideologies. Aatif Khan, one of the top Film stars in Bollywood Saahitya Nath, a strong politician and the leader of a Hindu group Andrew James, a renowned anchor on a leading news channel Jaswant Singh, a top politician in Punjab standing for next elections The world is shocked to see such ghastly and cowardly act by the man who founded ‘Mohabbat Ke Dange (Riots of Love)’, a campaign that stands for unity, peace, communal harmony and humanity. Will the fathers of the dead children take revenge or are there more mysteries left to be unfolded? Will Avi’s supporters stand by him after his inhumane crime? A gripping tale of patriotism and thrill that will give you chills and force you to think and discover the concealed version of everything that goes around. 

The plot is neatly woven and this book shows a thorough research. It might look controversial but it is not. It is just a simple thought which is delineated beautifully through various characters.

The characters are lively and fantastic. Avi Shandilya is a motivational character who not only motivates the other characters but also the readers. Aatif Khan, Andrew James, Jaswant Singh, Saahitya Nath plays a significant role and their children brings a ray of hope and revolution.

This is not only a patriotic thriller but has traces of social novel in it which further has elements of suspense, mystery in it. The concept of flashbacks, stream of consciousness, point of views makes it enteratining. We can also notice wit, humour in it. This book also focus on real life events which have brought a tremendous change in the society.

I am much familiar to the style of writing of Shikha Kaul. She uses simple yet powerful language and can lure you with her thoughts. For a moment you can even picturise the whol novel in your mind. At the same time, it keeps you in deep thoughts and when your guesses are proved wrong, thats the time where the author wins our hearts. As mentioned, this book is in process of movie making and no doubt, it surely deserves it. The twist and turns are the key features along with the sarcasm and witty dialogues used in it. This book is a must read book and I am glad that I picked up this book.

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About the Author

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There are a few authors in India who do not fear to take the upstream path and experiment with genres rarely touched by the regular writers. Shikha Khanduja Kaul has carved a niche for herself in a span of less than two years since she entered the world of literature. Dedicated to her passion for writing and exploring fresh ideas in fiction with every new work, she has already penned down four books that cover a romantic fiction – ‘Hidden Husband’, a murder mystery – ‘DNA-Dad’s Not Adopted’, a patriotic thriller – ‘Riots of Love (Mohabbat Ke Dange)’, and a yet to be published psychological romantic thriller.

P.S Also read book review of DNA- https://captivatingmode.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/book-review-of-dna-dads-not-adopted/

 

 

Book Blitz of God & His Girlfriend by Priyank

Name of the book: God & His Girlfriend

Author: Priyank

Read some reviews:


1. Bani Jain

2. Alisha Patel 

3. Kapil Awasthi 


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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About The Author 


‘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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Candid Session with Sandeep Sharma

Hello lovelies..

It’s been a while since I updated any interview. Today we have Sandeep Sharma, an author, publisher and a dear friend of mine. He is the co-founder of Author Paradise and the author of two books Hey Dad Meet My Mom and Let the Game Begin. When I was interviewing people, I realised that I forgot to interview him and I quickly pinged him up; luckily he took out time from his busy schedule and shared his valuable thoughts. He is not just an author but a person who can change the lives of many people. He is a true inspiration and if you ever get a chance to listen to his lives sessions, you shall surely salute him for his wisdom and the suggestions he offer. A kind person at heart and a jolly personality who can make you smile with his motivational talks. Lets start then:

When did you realize you are meant for writing?

I started writing because there’s a long story attached to it that I have discussed many a times in different interviews. Actually my father loved to write but he never let anyone read what he has written in his diary and one fine day, he just put the diary on flames. I don’t know the reason of this but this very incident drives me to write and I have just one motto of writing and that is to be read.

What are your thoughts about co- authoring? Please tell us in context to your book Hey Dad Meet My Mom.

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Co-authoring is tough and one should only go for co-authoring when there’s actually a need of it. For example, those who have read HDM3 (Hey Dad Meet my Mom) knows that there are two different timelines and to provide justice to my book, I thought to bring Co-author in and Leepi did fabulous job. Her writing style is so different from mine that the motive got fulfilled.

Which genres have you tried till now? Is there any genre which you wish to try?

I have tried Romance and Thriller but I really want to write Erotic fiction. I found this genre really difficult. It’s a challenge to write an erotica.

Let the Game Begin is a tricky book. What was your inspiration behind this?

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My favourite past time is surfing internet for unusual things. I search about aliens, ghosts, accidents, diseases and many more such things. One fine day, this article, about the origin of Chess, landed on my laptop screen. I took a print out of it and started developing the plot. It took me around 6 months to draw the outline of what I should write. The most difficult part about writing this book is setting everything in two different timelines. My whole room was full of A2 sheets where I used to write everything regarding the plot. Those days were nightmares for me.

Tell us about your publishers whom you have worked with? 

Every publisher teaches you a lot. With Gargi Publishing (Pulkit Gupta), I learnt bit about marketing. Why marketing is essential and how effectively this can be carried forward. With Inspire India (Richard Matta), I learned how to increase your reader base. He is a gem of a person, who holds your hand till the end.

How many rejections you faced till now and what you learnt from them?

I got rejected 15 times for HDM3 and 9 (so far) for Let the game begin.

Which genre you can say is your forte?

Thriller, of course. I love writing it.

How much time you take to finish your novel?

This question pops out very often. Actually it took me 2 years to write LTGB, around 9 months to write HDM3 and 2 months to write my next ‘Just a few lies’. Basically, writing can’t be divided in years. There come one day when you don’t feel writing anything and on the very next day, you just want to finish the novel completely. So those days count and no one knows when they will come.

Please throw light on your journey from being an author to a publisher?

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I started publishing because I learnt that self-publishing is becoming costly. (Before that let me clear out that I am in favour of Self-Publishing.) I have seen people getting published by throwing 50k for printing and then another lakhs on marketing. So I came up with an idea where the author will pay for his/her marketing, and I’ll print the books for him/her by investing on it.
Coming to the question, there’s no bridge between me being an author and publisher. I am handling both the tasks, so there’s no journey at all.

Which is more difficult? Being an author or being a publisher?

Being a publisher. There are so many things, about being a publisher that annoys me a lot. You have to deal with so many of people that if you lose track, everything’s gone. Being a publisher is surely a headache but I love it because once the book comes in your hand, it feels great.

When can we expect your new works?

Few great stories. I can assure every single reader of mine that all the coming stories are unexpected and will make you walk the roads that are less travelled.

What is more important? Best Seller tag or A Best writer?

For me, Best Seller Tag is important because if no one is reading out there than who will judge that you are a best writer? And conversely, if people are reading you and are content with it, then it means that they consider you as a good writer.

 

ABout the Author

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Sandeep Sharma (23), made his debut in the writing industry with ‘Hey Dad! Meet my mom’, the book which is still a hot topic of discussion amongst readers. He is currently working on his start-up venture named ‘Author Paradise’ that works for the benefit of Authors to provide them well-organized online & offline publicity. By education, he is a civil engineer who graduated from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida.

He is very passionate about writing and has been writing short stories for his personal blog since 6 years and they were published various times. He has also co-founded ‘The Author’s Blog’, a platform that tries to bridge the gap between authors and readers. He is an avid reader and loves to review books on his blog. He is a well-known reviewer in the literary world.

He can be contacted through:
E-Mail: sandeeplochansharma@yahoo.in
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sandeeplochansharma

P.S. Also read my book review on his first novel Hey Dad, Meet My Mom –http://reviewswithsur.blogspot.in/2016/03/book-review-hey-dad-meet-my-mom-by.html

Book Review of LTGB: https://captivatingmode.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/let-the-game-begin-a-book-review/

and the guest post –https://captivatingmode.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/guest-post-by-sandeep-sharma/

Book Review of Doubles or Quits?

Story at a glance

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Racy, realistic and fast paced, Double or Quits traces Jyotsna Singh’s story against the backdrop of the treacherous stock markets.
Losing her father at the age of 12 and brought up under frugal circumstances, Jyotsna grows up too soon. Nervy and edgy by nature, she morphs into a confident and charming young woman with a successful career in Investment Banking.
Enter Aryan Sahani, rising corporate star and billionaire who wraps Jyotsna in his charms, but has plans of his own. Driven by her loyalty to the firm, a desire to break out of her lower middle class moorings and misplaced love, Jyotsna overreaches. She is soon faced with the dark side of the stock markets – a world where ambition, greed and fear rule and reputations are lost a lot faster than they are built.
Will Jyotsna be able to resurrect her life? Will she find the true love she has been craving? Double or Quits is a tale of love, betrayal and courage. It is a tale about falling down, but not staying down.

Review

Double or Quits by Shilpa Gupta is an inspiring novel. It is full of motivation and messages. The characters are the mouthpiece of the author and the way she conveys their thoughts is remarkable. The cover of the book surely mesmerize the readers. The color scheme is just apt. The title surely matches the view points shared in the book. We get to know this at the end of the novel.

The plot is gripping and keeps the readers hooked till the end. The story revolves around Jyotsna and the way she makes a place in the society, how she handles the situations without any fear. The book is a roller coaster where we find the hero much later.

The theme of love, friendship, work takes a complete space in the book. Whereas we come to know about the life in a jail. It is difficult though, yet the way it is delineated is appreciable.

The characterization is stupendous. The way the author has highlighted Jyotsna’s character is worth appreciating. Her love, ambitions, struggles surely move the readers and even we end up crying at places. Aryan Sahani is a billionnaire who wants to make Sahani Hospitals a hit by any means. He is infatuated with Jyotsna. The way the things move between them and turn out is a shock for the readers. Nitin’s role is really important and for that you surely need to read this book.

The style of writing is simple,lucid and interesting. The third person narrative and impersonal descriptions makes it organised. The flashbacks are there in between and one surely loves it. The editing is perfectly done and this book can be converted into a movie.

Grab your copies from: http://www.amazon.in/Double-Quits-Shilpa-Gupta/dp/8184959656

 

About the Author

Shilpa Gupta is a graduate of IIT Roorkee and IIM Ahmedabad. After 13 successful years in Investment Banking, she now pursues her passion for writing, painting and travelling. Double or Quits is Shilpa’s second novel.

Book Review of A Knotty Affair

A Knotty Affair by Dhaval Birajdar Jinadatt is Published by Leadstart Publishing Private Limited. This book has two stories running parallel and meets at the end. The use of Flashback technique is apt.

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The first  look decides that whether you want to read the book or not. Honestly speaking, this cover might not appeal to people those who go for the book cover but people who go after the main thoughts while surely feel attracted as the cover, though not so good shows a connection between sky and water. If we analyse these two can never meet. Hence, through this the author is trying to tell us that he has a story just like this. Then with this approach, the cover surely makes sense.

The title gives us a vibes of an erotica whereas its just a misleading thought. The book is not at all an erotica and has a contrasting them with a totally poles apart plot.

“A Knotty Affair is a story about a thirty-year-old software engineer, Viraj Sargaokar.
Born into a middle class family that lives in the suburbs, he joins a south Bombay college, where he encounters a culture divide between him and his rich classmates, who ridicule him in various ways, making his college life a hell. 
With a father that is a disciplinarian and a professor in the same college, Viraj’s only consolation is his mother. His mother thinks the world of her son and stands by him through all his struggles. 
Viraj is fascinated by a classmate Ruhi, a beautiful good-natured girl, who be-friends him and treats him well, unlike the rest of his classmates. 
Life changes drastically for Viraj, when his honest professor father is accused of bribery and arrested. 
Will Viraj be able to prove his father’s innocence? 
Will Viraj survive the rigours of college life and overcome his shortcomings?”

The story revolves around Viraj Sargaokar who is a victim as well as a survivor of bullying.  Whereas, his father is an honest man who is accused of taking bribe. Ruhi is the female protagonist who enters Viraj’s life and from then they have been sharing an on and off relationship. The plot is just fine but could have better. The parallel plots makes it interesting for a change.

The author has done wonderful job in characterization. Viraj’s character is the most loved as the way he handles all those bullies and get affected. Further, how he becomes confident from an underconfident guy. This story is Viraj’s journey and its full of struggles, be it winning Ruhi’s heart or proving his father’s innocence.

Ruhi is a simple, confident girl and is again connected to her college friend Viraj through a wrong phone call. A wrong phone call changed her life forever. She is ambitious and the way she handles her friendship with Viraj in college and then after that is impeccable.

Important Messages:

Bullying is a crime and it should be taken care of. Many guys commit suicide because of this. The shyness in behavior or the physique should never be judged. It is a personal choice. Nobody has the right to tease anyone or torture the mind of a person.

The author talks about how people change at times of adversity. This is a true fact. And the thought: Never get connected to an institution in fact love your job and get connected to that.

The style of writing is simple, lucid and clear but too much clarity makes it absurd and boring. The language could have been better though the flashback technique is flawless. The book is short though it has 228 pages but the short pages makes it easy and one can complete the book in one day only. The editing and proof reading needs attention. The plot construction had some loopholes in it. One question remains unanswered as Who was behind the bribery case?

Grab your copies from : http://www.infibeam.com/Books/knotty-affair-dhaval/9789352016242.html#variantId=P-M-B-9789352016242?trackId=india_bookstore

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Book Review of Thirty Eight Days by Len Webster

Thirty Eight Days by Len Webster is a romantic fiction. It is the first book in the Thirty Eight Series. The book is just beautiful in its own way as it is perfect in every possible way.

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The cover of the book is enthralling. It leaves you in an awe. The cover has a pretty girl who is lost in the fragrance of the flower. The cover surely gives us wonderful vibes. If you are judging the cover then it won’t take you another second to buy this book.

The title is intriguing in itself. Thirty Eight Days keeps us in a confused mode as we are not able to make out like what exactly are these Thirty Eight Days? What the author is going to tell us. These thoughts add curiosity in our minds.

Ask yourself, how many days does it take to fall in love? Nolan Parker and Clara Lawrence never saw eye to eye. In fact, if you asked Clara she would tell you that Nolan hated every thing about her. They never shared any form of connection besides Alex Lawrence. She was Alex’s bratty sister and he was Alex’s best friend, they never stood a chance. Five years have passed and almost 12,000 miles have kept them separated, both living completely different lives. Unchanged perceptions and expectations should have kept them apart but when Nolan returns, the foundations of their ‘relationship’ is sure to change. Their story was meant to end the day Nolan left for Stanford. But what if seeing each other after five years was the game changer? What if this was their one chance to rewrite their relationship or were they always destined to never be more?

The plot is neatly woven and it revolves around Nolan Parker and Clara Lawrence. Both are childhood acquaintances. Clara is the sister of Nolan’s best friend, Alex Lawrence. This is story of their childhood bond which they realize when they meet again after 14 years. Heartbroken Clara finds solace in Nolan. The twists and turns makes this plot more interesting.

The book follows a theme of brother sister relationship where we notice Clara and Alex being the best brother sister. The way ALex pamper his sister, Clara gives us a homely atmosphere. Further, The theme of friendship is really strong in this book. Annie, Josie, Stephie have been fantastic friends to Clara whereas Rob, Alex and Nolan are inseparable. The love theme is the main one which takes away our hearts. Readers instantly fall for Nolan and Clara.

The characterization is the strongest segment in this book. Clara is heartbroken after Darren’s betrayal and Nolan enters her life like a wind. The beauty of Clara and her features are appreciable. Further, Nolan Parker comes back to Melbourne only because of his best friend, Alex who wants him to look after his sister. Alex plays the role of a true supporter and a caring brother blended with a confidante for Nolan.

This book surely gives us the glimpses of life in a Foreign land. The use of descriptions and lifestyle are impeccable. Since the author is from Australia so we can find some native touch. The style of writing is simple, clear and bold. The way the author has used point of views and chapter names with the names of characters, Clara and Noel, is just perfect. The use of wit, humor, drama and thriller part makes it stand out. The end is written in such a way that it can be connected to the next book in the series, Thirty Eight Reasons.

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About the Author

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Len Webster is a romance-loving Melbournian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One.’ She calls Australia home, but secretly wishes a man with a beautiful accent would whisk her away. She’s been called a hopeless romantic and a firm believer of happily ever afters, which she doesn’t object to. Having just completed her Bachelor in Business and Commerce, Len can be found daydreaming of her next Europe adventure or swooning over Mr. Darcy. Her best friends are a hot cup of tea, red velvet cupcakes, a warm jumper and her MacBook, ready to write to her heart’s content.

 

Book Review of Evil Twin

Evil Twin by P.G. Van is a Young Adult novel. This book has tragedy, drama, romance, comedy as well as thriller. In short it is a perfect package. The author has used almost all the elements of novel writing and makes this book a hit.

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The cover is erotic as it has a couple who are intimately connected with each other. This surely gives us an idea of a young adult or an erotica.

The title is skillfully chosen by the author. The whole story revolves around a mystery which is unsolved in the mid chapters somewhere and this title is the clue of that hidden mystery.

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.

The plot is intriguing and is linked with subplots. These subplots takes us back to the main plot line. The author’s plot construction keeps us hooked till the end and one cannot leave this book in between. The strong force that binds a novel is its plot and the author has done full justice to it.

The author seem to have mastered the art of character portrayal. Reyan is an extremely hot guy who tries to woo Vinnie who seems to be indulged in her family. The quick connection between the two bothers Vinnie, for which she tries to ignore to him. Later, both ends up falling for each other and even after trying harder to control their wildest desires. Both are equally complex characters and have hidden secrets which are revealed while reading the chapters.

The friends and family and amazing role in their lives. The way they turn out to be fabulous confidantes is impeccable. I must say, Reyan and Vinnie make a hot couple.

The style of writing is poignant, lucid and beautiful. The author has placed correct words at the correct situation. The use of third person narrative and vivid impersonal descriptions of the places, nature of people makes it interesting. The use of point of views, stream of consciousness, drama, epistlary style, dialogues add flavors to it. This book surely touch the hearts of the readers and has a quality in it. Kuddos to the author for this piece.

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Book Review of Finding the Angel

Finding the Angel by Rubina Ramesh is a masterpiece indeed. This book is a package of emotions, love, drama, humour, tragic element and wit. The way the author plays with the minds of the characters is just fabulous. Nobody could have done this. This is one of the quickest read of 2016 as it took me only 1n half hour to complete this. Moreover, just because of this book, I have fallen in love with Ebooks, which is completely against my rules. Kuddos to Rubina whose story made me break this rule the second time and first time being her first book Knitted Tales, that is a collection of short stories.

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The cover of the book is mind blowing. It just gives us royal touch. It takes us to those Raja Maharaja tales which we have read in our childhood but this book is surely different from those.

The title is perfect as the story revolves around this. Finding the Angel is a beautiful saga filled with loads of drama and emotions.

All She wanted was love…
Shefali is a die-hard romantic. Having lost her parents at a very tender age, she is in search of a place which she can call home. Her passion for Art lands her a job as an art curator to the famous artifacts of the Ranaut Dynasty. When she meets the scion, Aryan Ranaut, she feels that her dream might come true until…

All He wanted was to trust…

Living the life of a modern day Prince is no easy task for the young and dashing Aryan Ranaut. Having lost his father to a rapacious woman, Aryan has severe trust issues. But upon meeting Shefali, he feels he could let down his guard. Until…

All They need is to find The Angel…

Just as Aryan realizes his love for Shefali, one of the most precious artifacts, The Angel, goes missing from the Ranaut collection. All fingers point towards Shefali—more so because she leaves the palace without telling anyone on the very night of the theft. 

Finding the Angel is a story where duty clashes with love and lack of trust overrides passion. Under these circumstances, can The Angel bring the star-crossed lovers together?

The plot is neatly woven. There are no sub plots as the main plot is just so gripping. The saga revolves around Shefali Verma and Aryan who are opposites but are attracted. When the rare Fabrege, the Angel with Egg in chariot is stolen, all this attraction turns out to be a revenge. Shefali wants to find the Angel to prove her innocence while Aryan wants it for his mother. The story looks like a Tom and Jerry chase between Shefali and Aryan where Aryan is unknown of the true intentions of the people around him.

Rubina seems to have excelled the art of characterisation. My most favourite actors are Shefali and Aryan. Both have a lot of similarities. They are complex characters and it is difficult to know their mind set unless until one comes and reveal about themselves. The way the situations are delineated and the way these two act is exceptional. Both are deeply in love with each other but their behaviours seem to oppose their thoughts. They make a perfect couple and the chemistry is fantabulous.

The style of writing is simple and eloquent. The use of witty language and the typical regional words like ‘Khamaghani’ and ‘Ghanighama’ makes it look royal like. The descriptions are artistic and beyond perfection especially the palace description takes away the hearts of the readers. The small side stories makes it look like an allegory but it is not. The intense scenes have beeen described with decence which makes them more beautiful. The third person narrative is impactful. The editing is simply awesome. It is a must read as you will surely get lured by the suspense, mystery, love and action. I can bet that this book has the power of turning into a movie. Currently, this book is in an ebook format but soon the author is releasing its paperback version on 9 January, 2017.

Grab your copies from : https://www.amazon.in/Finding-Angel-Rubina-Ramesh-ebook/dp/B01N0P3ZEM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

About the Author

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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.

P.S. Also Read book review of Knitted Tales: https://captivatingmode.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/book-review-of-knitted-tales/