COVER REVEAL- IN SERVITUDE

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IN SERVITUDE

COVER REVEAL:

Title: In Servitude

Author: Heleen Kest

Publisher: Pollok Glen Publishing

Publication date: Pre-purchase from 17th August, release on 31st August

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Price for ebook: £1.99 / $2.99

Price for paperback: £8.99 / $10.99

Pages (paperback): 340

SYNOPSIS:

Do you owe your family your life?

When her beloved sister Glory dies in a car crash, Grace McBride’s carefully considered life spirals out of control. She discovers Glory had been sucked into illegal activities at odds with her seemingly charmed existence. What’s worse: Grace finds herself an unwitting accomplice and forced to take over the shady dealings.

Determined to keep her fingers clean and redeem her sister’s reputation, Grace plots to extricate herself—and those Glory held dear—from the clutches of Glasgow’s criminal underworld. But her moral certitude is challenged when familial pressure mounts and Glory’s past intentions remain unclear. Grace grows convinced Glory’s death was no accident, even if no-one will listen.

Seeking justice, she finds betrayal.

AUTHOR BIO:

Heleen Kist is a Dutch quintilingual Stanford-educated globetrotting career woman who fell in love with a Scotsman and his country, and now writes about its (sometimes scary) people from her garden office in Glasgow. Trained at work to spot and prevent financial crime, she put this knowledge to good use for her debut novel, In Servitude.

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CATHARSIS AND BEYOND: BOOK REVIEW

Hey guys! I am back with another book review. I hope you like it.

Name- Catharsis and Beyond

Author- Alpana Srivastava

Genre- Poetry

Pages- 83

Ratings- 4⭐/5⭐

Blurb

These are the delicate yet strong strings of a sensitive soul. Mostly they are cathartic but sometimes they are beyond that… The moods vary from spiritual currents to a passive resistance of the inner struggle through a female heart or from the balanced harmonious life to the ecstasy of complete freedom. The absurdity of social culture finds the satirical tune in few verses and some are the quiet expedition into the agitated mind.

My Review

Catharsis means the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from strong or repressed emotions. The Catharsis and Beyond is a collection of forty four poems. The themes of the poems ranges from nature, survival, happiness, random things in life to love, self acceptance and feminism. The poems truly are the strong strings of a sensitive soul. The language of the poems is easy to follow. The book is a quick read with a lot of pictures in it which one can enjoy with the poems. The tone of the poems is soft and you don’t have to think a lot to understand them. It is like reading something you already know but have long forgotten to feel and feeling that is beautiful. Some of the poems are random like the writer wants you to experience something with her while some are deep with a strong purpose. I liked the fact that the poems in this book are helpful in clearing your mind. You can enjoy the poems and feel yourself relaxing after reading them. I loved the poems about self exploration, accepting and loving oneself. There are a few poems which emphasize on finding happiness in little things. The format of the book is great. There are pictures and the poems are short which makes the book easy to read and enjoyable. Overall, I loved this book and would like to read it again someday. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading and to someone who could relate to a sensitive mind.

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INTRODUCING TIED TO DECEIT

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Tied to Deceit: Book Cover

Book Blurb

On a drizzly August morning, the inhabitants of the hill town of Sanover, Himachal Pradesh, wake up to the shocking news of the murder of the exquisite, secretive, malicious, and thoroughly immoral Devika Singh.
As Superintendent of Police Vishwanath Sharma begins to sift through the hidden secrets of Devika Singh’s life, it becomes evident that everyone who knew her seems to have a clear-cut motive for killing her.
Faced with the investigation of a crime that appears to have as many suspects as there are motives, Vishwanath Sharma probes the sinister web spun around a tangle of lies and deception.

Praise for Tied to Deceit

“A remarkable whodunit that’s as sharp as it is concise.
Brar enhances her taut murder mystery with an engaging setting that effectively incorporates the local culture. The smart, believable denouement will have readers looking forward to Brar’s next endeavor.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A literary mystery saga that includes far more depth and psychological and cultural insights than your typical murder mystery’s scenario.”
-D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Neena H. Brar lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, two children, a highly energetic German Shepherd, and a lifetime collection of her favorite books.
A hermit at heart, she’s a permissive mother, a reluctant housekeeper, a superb cook, and a hard-core reader.
Tied to Deceit is her debut novel.

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A Short Excerpt from Tied to Deceit

Dr. Rajinder Bhardwaj, the owner and the head physician at Lifeline Hospital, Sanover, had showered after his brisk morning walk and joined his wife for an early morning tea. Gayatri Bhardwaj sat with her second cup of ginger tea on her favourite old, worn, woven chair on the verandah which overlooked their front garden: a tapestry of blooming carnations, marigolds, roses, and chrysanthemums. She longed for a clear, bright day and the dazzling blue sky of summer.
It was her favourite spot to sit in the mornings; a place from where she could witness the brilliant dawn streaking half of the sky coral; raindrops soaking everything wet during the monsoon; specks of silvery snow falling from the sky during winter. She could take in everything from the serene mountain peaks and the forest to their house—its roof, windowpanes, and the pebbled driveway that snaked its way criss-cross toward the outside big iron gate. She would sit there until Dr. Bhardwaj joined her after his daily ritual of a brisk morning walk.
They had done this for years despite the changing seasons and the changing equation of their marital relationship. They had spent endless mornings of their initial married years there, when their hearts were still giddy with the feeling of young love, and they would talk about everything and nothing. She’d been a bride at barely twenty, young and naive. He’d been ten years her senior, already on the way to establishing himself as a successful physician, the younger son of a landlord aristocratic family with old wealth. He had swept her off her feet then, and was all charm and charisma but then the magic slowly diminished and finally died due to his secret betrayals over time. Thousands of little resentments had replaced the early warmth. But their hearts, although heavy with bitterness and anger at the failed expectations, had gotten used to the solace of each other’s company that often comes with years of living together, and they never stopped performing this morning ritual of their married life.

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SEDUCTIVE AFFAIR -BOOK REVIEW

Hey guys! How are you all doing? I am back with another spoiler free book review. I hope you like it.

Name- Seductive Affair

Author- Rishabh Puri

Genre- Contemporary fiction

Pages- 173

Ratings- 3⭐/5⭐

Blurb

Prisha Khatri is a regular college graduate, focused on her career, desperate to finally move out of her parents’ house… and freshly dumped by her successful fiancé. When she lands a job at a prestigious media house, she’s glad to have something to take her mind off her heartbreak.
What she doesn’t expect is to be landed on a business trip with a famously fiery reporter Rajesh Lagheri. He’s travelling to a business conference for a story, and doesn’t seem impressed by her involvement. But as soon as they’re out of the office, things change, and it becomes clear that there is more to Rajesh’s trip than meets the eye.
As Prisha is drawn into the story he’s trying to hide from their editor, their hunt for the story grows more intense, and she finds herself growing closer to Rajesh. As their chemistry threatens to overwhelm them and Prisha is pulled deeper into the Seductive Affair, she must decide what matters most to her – matters of the head, or of the heart.

Review

Plot– The story is well thought but the plot gets highly predictable after a few pages. The blurb does not match with the actual story. After reading the synopsis you will expect a little thrill and suspense but the story is simple and predictable.

Characters– The blurb says that the female character is named Prisha Khatri but in the story her name is Prisha Laghari. So, I don’t know what her actual surname is till now. Anyway, Prisha is a career oriented girl who wants to be successful in the profession of reporting. She is smart and quick on her reflexes. The male character Rajesh is your typical romantic hero who is tall, muscular, intelligent and successful. There aren’t any supporting characters like main characters’ friends in the story. The story mainly revolves around Prisha and Rajesh.

Language– The language of the book is very simple, idle for any beginner. The book does have a few errors but other than that the writing is easy to understand.

Narration– The story is narrated from Prisha’s perspective.

Cover– The book cover is appealing initially but you realise that it does not go well with the story after reading the book. After seeing the book cover I expected a thrilling and a bit shady story but to my surprise it was a simple romatic novel.

My pet peeve– I have a bookish pet peeve and there were a lot of instances of the thing happening in the book which is completely okay because not everybody hates what I hate. I don’t like reading a lot of ‘I sighed’ and ‘I stopped breathing’ in books. I hate it when a character says, “I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding for so long.”

Overall– The book is a light contemporary read. You can read it in a single sitting. I did not like the book very much but it is okay for one time reading. I would recommend it to someone who likes simple romance novels and to someone who likes Bollywood because the story has some clichè scenes that you would enjoy if you are a Bollywood maniac.

About the Author

Rishabh Puri is a highly accomplished entrepreneur with a flair for writing. Contributing to his family business since the age of 18, he makes his home in Lagos, Nigeria and Dubai, UAE. He has previously author the bestselling novel Inside the Heart of Hope.

That is it for today guys. I hope you liked reading the review. Thanks to the author for sending me a review copy of this book. Until next time, happy reading! 😊

A LITTLE FORTITUDE

Once a girl smiled at me when I was out shopping for groceries. I met the girl again and she smiled at me yet again. Today, I talked to her. After greeting her I asked, “Why do you smile so often even at strangers?” She flashed her brilliant smile and started with her reasons to smile…

She explained, “I smile because I feel like smiling. I smile because the world is beautiful. I smile because that stranger I met at the bus stop the other day did not know my troubles and smiling protected him from my fears. My smile that cost me nothing but a little fortitude may give him courage. It can even make him love his life. I smile because that toddler I met in the park yesterday was so innocent and oblivious to his surroundings. He was apparently and literally happy. My frown may have induced the cruelty of the world on him. So, I smiled. I smile because that teenager glaring at me might be calculating the perks of growing old. My smile may give him the strength to face the inevitable truth. I smile to feel good and to bleach some of the sorrows that stain our lives. Though, everytime not wise but smiling is always nice”. She, then, waved at me and left. I stood there content with happiness, smiling.

Her life composed:

Though, she was fighting

still she smiled,

to survive.

Though, she was battling her fears

which drove around her

in top gears,

she smiled,

to live and revive.

-PRASHANSA

Hey, I hope this post found you in high spirits. Did you smile today? If no, you should do that because it is free. Until next time, happy reading. 😊

INTRODUCING ARCACIA- NEW CHILDREN’S FANTASY BOOK

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Arcacia: The Witch, The Warlock and the Children of the sorceress Queen.

Arcacia Book Blurb:

When a beautiful sorceress-queen, Selina, spurns Setanor, a powerful, jealous northern warlock, an invasion of Western Arcacia begins. To save her newborn triplets from death, they are cast down a magical river to the New World, a place called, ‘London, England.’

Thirteen years later in a cold, Victorian London attic… The future of Sophie, an impoverished orphan looks bleak but everything changes, to her astonishment after a young witch arrives through her bedroom window with an incredible message and a warning. So begins her life in a beautiful, enchanted ancient world…

How do Sophie and her four friends summon the tremendous courage to rescue her long lost family while restoring Arcacia from dark, ruling forces? Mystical beasts, sceptres, powerful witches and daemon-trolls are just some of their challenges. Meanwhile, the dreaded terrifying warlock, Setanor and his witch-consort Lilith have sent a secret enemy to plan their downfall…

Book Excerpt:

Prologue

The prologue to, ‘Arcacia,’ outlines the events leading up to the Great thirteen year war in Arcacia, a magical realm ofthe Old World. To avert the threat of invasion from the northern territories, Selina’s father, a King of the Argenon family clan had promised his beautiful daughter, Selina’s hand in marriage to Setanor, a powerful warlock from the north. The aggressive sorcerer ruling family houses of the North had always openly threatened to invade rich, flourishing lands of western Arcacia. So far the Argenons and their people had managed to keep them at bay but this was getting harder.
Selina, a strong, beautiful well-educated Arcacian lady is adamant she’d rather stand up to Setanor than subject the people she loves to a life-time of tyranny. After her father suddenly passes away Selina breaks his oath; gives up her magic powers, and chooses to marry an Arcacian commander. Harris originated from a strange world called England in the New World, he is unlike other Arcacians; Harris is human. Selina forfeits her magical powers by marrying an outsider, as is dictated by law. They have three beautiful babies, triplets a boy and two girls. But Setanor who wanted to inherit Western Arcacia and who genuinely fell in love with Selina from afar, is furious, perceiving her derisory actions to be an act of scorn and disrespect.
He declares war on Arcacia, and one fateful night he appears with his guards to Selina’s home, captures Selina, and banishes Harris to the underworld. Before being imprisoned and spellbound in a tower, ‘Until she comes to her senses and agrees to accept Setanor,’ Selina pleads with Set’s commander, Garwain, also her paternal uncle to spare her babies. He complies, placing them in an enclosed basket which he casts down a magical river that forks to the New world to,’ London, England,’ the land of their father, not knowing if they will live or die.
The children survive but are separated. A mysterious woman who finds the babies floating along the river, takes one of them, a girl, to raise herself. A wolf suckles the boy who is discovered in the forest then raised by an elf-Queen and her people. Meanwhile the third child a girl, Sophie drifts on to England.

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BOOK REVIEW- THE BLUE MOON DAY

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Name- The Blue Moon Day

Author- Santhosh Sivaraj

Genre- Fiction

Pages- 213

Rating- 4⭐/5⭐

Synopsis

Things were never the same for five ordinary individuals who got struck at cross roads and there was no way they can run back. They had no other choice but to take a plunge into their deepest fear and leave the rest to destiny. Their characters was tested out of their comfort zone and it witnessed abstruse results; a PhD scholar fights to win a pizza making contest and a tennis prodigy running for his life in a war torn, bloodied Island. Extreme circumstances and their consequences made these ordinary individuals extraordinary . Was the test imposed on them by someone? Or did they invite it on themselves. The Blue Moon Day is that Once in a Blue Moon day story which questions an individual’s priorities, ridicules the worldly routines and finally redefines happiness.

Review

The Blue Moon Day is a fictional self-help book. The book tells you things which you already know but have forgotten to imply in your lives.

This book talks about characters who have fears and insecurities like any ordinary human has and their stories of being stuck in worldly routines. The characters are all unique and well described.

The language of the book is simple to read, ideal for beginners.

This book gives you the right amount of hope you need in life. Life is not easy but it can be managed accordingly to lead one to the door of happiness.

I never liked non-fiction or self-help books much but this one is different for two reasons-

1. It is fictional so, it is not boring.

2. It is simple yet inviting. The book has not got long to-do lists to set your life right.

I would recommend this book to someone who loves self-help books, to someone who does not like self-help books and to someone seeking motivation & happiness.

Thanks to the author for sending me a review copy of this book.

That is it for today guys. Until next time, happy reading!😊