Friday, October 11, 2019

Book Blitz: THE SMITTEN HUSBAND by Sundari Venkatraman




Print Length: 164 pages
Publisher: Westland Books 
Publication Date: October 10, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available across all Bookstores in India
Genre: Romance

Tall, dark and handsome Ram Maheshwari lives in Jaipur. At twenty-nine, he is already a billionaire jewellery designer. When his parents go looking for a suitable bride for him, Ram goes along with their plan-he has no reason to refuse.

A beauty with brains, Sapna Purohit is a bridal mehndi designer, and her work is all the rage in Pushkar. She doesn't come from money, but she is feisty and assertive. A romantic at heart, Sapna dreams of a prince charming who will one day breeze into her life and sweep her off her feet.

When renowned astrologer Vidyasagar proposes an alliance between the two, he sets the wheels of fate in motion. One look into Sapna's stormy-grey eyes, and Ram is lost. Only, Sapna does not see her prince charming in him. But when the Maheshwaris offer to bear all the wedding expenses, Sapna is left with no choice except to agree to the match.

But what about her dreams? What about love? Steeling herself, Sapna sets a condition to the marriage. Will the smitten husband agree?

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Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author with forty-plus titles to her credit, which have sold more than 1.5 lakh copies around the world. Her books consistently feature in the Top 100 Bestseller Lists on Amazon in both Romance and Asian Drama categories. Her latest romance novels have all been on the #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

As a child, Sundari loved to read books with ‘lived happily ever after’ endings. They were all about good triumphing over evil. As a teenager, her favourite books were romance novels from Mills & Boon. She was fascinated by them, so much so that she began to visualise the stories set in India.

Sundari was forty when she began her writing journey, completing the first draft of her first novel in thirty-five days. She has not looked back since.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Blog Tour: THE MAGICIAN (The Tarot Trilogy Book 1) by Sonia Rao




THE MAGICIAN 
(The Tarot Trilogy Book 1)
by 
Sonia Rao



Blurb


Fashion designer Sasha Kapoor always felt she'd missed out on love as she had an arranged marriage. And when her husband turns up at their 15th-anniversary party with a strange woman, she knows that her marriage is dying. With constant surprises and disasters to contend with, will Sasha ever get a chance at true love?

Shantha is much sought after for her tarot card readings on love, but can’t seem to help her own love life with a string of broken relationships behind her. Now, sparks are flying between her and a sexy bartender but will this relationship fizzle out too?

Young professionals Nilima and her husband are so besotted with each other, they give the word ‘soulmate’ a complex. Theirs is a match made in heaven…till tragedy strikes.

The Magician is a heart-warming story of these three dynamic women as they discover the meaning of true love through loss and longing.


Thoughts from the Author, Sonia Rao

Who is a Magician? If it is a Tarot Card, then it the Major Arcana card in the deck and symbolizes life-changing issues.

 But if it is a person, then it is Sasha, the main protagonist of my novel, The Magician. In this urban, contemporary romance, fashion designer Sasha, who caught within a loveless marriage, now seeks true love. It is also Shantha and Nilima who face their own challenges in love and try to rise above them.

 It is also every woman. This is because, as Shantha says to Sasha in the book, “Imagination is your strength. You have the power to visualize and then manifest what you want. You are the Magician.” Each one of us is The Magician because we hold within ourselves the power to create the life of our dreams.

But how did this cover happen? There is a lovely story behind it. While researching the many tarot decks online, I saw this card on the Attic Shoppe website and I knew at once that this was my “Sasha.”

Go back and have a look at the cover again. Doesn’t it just grip you too? Part practical, part whimsical, part traditional, part digital, this card, like the book, is a labour of love.

The designer, Bethalynne Bajema, created this card for her Black Ibis Tarot card deck.  The love she put in is very evident in the vibe one gets from it. Every time I see it, I am inspired to bring a touch of magic to the everyday routines of mundane life.

Carrying on the serendipity, Bethalynne immediately and graciously agreed to my request to make this card my book cover. Such generosity is hard to come by and I believe it is the Universe’s way of saying “you’re right on track.”  

(Bethalynne can be contacted here: Instagram)

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"Sonia Rao is a writer, editor, and award-winning blogger. Her fiction has appeared in many prestigious anthologies such as Voices Old, New and Jest Like That (edited by renowned editor-writer Shinie Anthony).

As NaNoWriMo’s Municipal Liaison for all-India and founder of the Wrimo India group on Facebook, Sonia has motivated thousands of people in India to write a novel every November since 2011. She has also curated and edited the first Wrimo India Anthology, Vengeance—A Sting In Every Tale.

Sonia likes to believe she is ‘high-minded’ but strangely, her fave hobby is thinking up torture devices for those autorickshawallahs who consider the roads to be their personal spittoon. Who knew?"

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Blog Tour: MORE UNFAIRY TALES (Carthick's Unfairy Tales Book 2) by T.F. Carthick


MORE UNFAIRY TALES
(Carthick's Unfairy Tales Book 2)
by
T.F. Carthick



Blurb

A knight rescues a damsel in distress. They marry, the whole kingdom rejoices, and everyone lives happily ever after. The end.

Or at least that's what Official sources say. But what tales do insiders tell? What secrets lie buried deep inside Davey Jones' Locker?

What, dear reader, about The Unfairy tales?

The stories the Knight-in-Shining-Armour and the Damsel-in-Distress have never wanted you to know. Tales which Fairyland had kept locked up in secret and thrown away the key. Until our rogue bard went back in time and ferreted out skeletons hidden within secret cupboards of desolate mansions.

Our fearless crusader of truth and justice brings to you the second volume of revelations from fairyland.

You will find five more unfairy tales hidden within the pages of this tiny tome, the sequel to Carthick's Unfairy Tales. Stories of elves out to decipher the ways of men and dwarves seeking to reclaim their own histories. Of spurned witches and lost wolves. These stories are going to change everything you have ever believed about fairyland and give you a peek underneath the gossamer threads of glamour and magic peddled by the Fae.


My Review

Having enjoyed reading the first book called Carthick’s Unfairy Tales, I decided to read this one also by TF Carthik. This is once again a collection of five fairy tales with twists unique to the author’s style.

The cover looks gorgeous and colourful, even better than the last one. Congrats! 

Hats off to the author’s vivid imagination, turning all these classic tales into something else altogether. 

If on a Winter’s Night a Dwarf 

The title made me guess that it’s about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and I was glad to know that I was right. The narration is from the view point of the seven dwarfs and is a thumb-in-nose take on the original. Each of the seven dwarfs speaks about his take on Snow White’s impact on their lives. 

Lost Love’s Labors 

It took me a while to realise it’s the story of the Beauty and the Beast. Unexpected twist in the tale. Well done.

The Jungle Tale 

Red Riding Hood! This one read like a strangely botched up story. Though the add on about the lost little wolf was nice to read.

Daughters and Lovers

Rapunzel! A modern twist and a witch with a heart. One of the better stories in this collection. 

Shoes and Man

This is the twisted tale of The Elves and the Shoemaker. It shows—as do all the stories in fact—the mean nature of human kind. 

While the stories are well written, I wish they could have been more show than tell. They could also have been shorter and crisper. 

You must give it a read if you like twisted fairy tales, as unfairy as they can get. 



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About the author




T F Carthick is a Bangalore-based writer and blogger who has been blogging since 2008. He is an avid reader of Children’s Fiction, Science-fiction and Fantasy. Enid Blyton, J K Rowling, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams are some of his favorite authors. His paranormal thriller ‘Bellary’ was one of the three stories in the book Sirens Spell Danger, published in 2013. Six of his stories have featured in multi-author anthologies and literary magazines. He has written over 50 short stories, many of which can be read for free on www.karthikl.com.

He is an Engineer and MBA from India’s premier institutes IIT, Madras and IIM, Ahmedabad and currently works as an Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Consultant at one of the world’s leading Consulting Firms.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Book Blitz: THE RUNAWAY BRIDEGROOM (Marriages Made in India) by Sundari Venkatraman




Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Westland Books 
Publication Date: August 31, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available across all bookstores in India
Genre: Romance

Eight-year-old Chanda Maheshwari and thirteen-year-old Veerendra Singh Choudhry are married as per custom. But when the bridegroom runs away immediately after the wedding, the Maheshwari family’s world comes crashing down. They move to Jaipur to begin a new life in the city.

Fourteen years later, as a management student in Delhi, Chanda takes up a temporary job at RS Software Pvt. Ltd and finds herself falling head-over-heels for her boss, Ranveer Singh. But, for all her feelings, Chanda is still a married woman. Meanwhile, Ranveer’s secretary, Shikha, is determined to win him for herself. Even though his second-in-command, Abhimanyu, keeps getting in the way, she keeps a steady eye on the main prize. So when Ranveer starts to show an interest in Chanda, Shikha is furious. Back in Jaipur, an astrologer predicts that Chanda’s errant husband will soon make an appearance.

A secret childhood marriage, a vindictive secretary and unwelcome cosmic predictions—how much can Chanda deal with? And does anyone care about what she wants? Torn between the man she loves and the claim a missing husband still has on her, will Chanda ever find happiness?

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Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author with forty-plus titles to her credit, which have sold more than 1.5 lakh copies around the world. Her books consistently feature in the Top 100 Bestseller Lists on Amazon in both Romance and Asian Drama categories. Her latest romance novels have all been on the #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

As a child, Sundari loved to read books with ‘lived happily ever after’ endings. They were all about good triumphing over evil. As a teenager, her favourite books were romance novels from Mills & Boon. She was fascinated by them, so much so that she began to visualise the stories set in India.

Sundari was forty when she began her writing journey, completing the first draft of her first novel in thirty-five days. She has not looked back since.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Book Blitz: RAHAT MILI (Romantic Shorts #9) by Sundari Venkatraman




Print Length: 56 pages
Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published) 
Publication Date: August 13, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Genre: Romance

Rahat is a new entrant on the NYC campus. She's charming, cute and vivacious. Sid doesn't know what's hit him. For the first time in his life a girl has been able to distract him from his soccer game.

They meet; they talk and fall crazily in love. All good so far! And then suddenly obstacles loom large in their lives. Sid is having weird nightmares. He keeps on calling out to a girl called Meenu. Rahat is convinced Meenu is his ex-girlfriend. Sid works hard to convince her there is no ex-factor in his life. 

But Sid's dreams are creating havoc in their lives. In these dreams Sid speaks with a strange accent and recollects incidents, people and locations with a clarity which disturbs Rahat tremendously.

Rahat insists they see a psychiatrist as she feels Sid suffers from a mental illness.

Will Dr Parker be able to help the young couple find peace?

*A shorter version of this story has been published in my anthology called Matches Made in Heaven


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Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 45 titles (42 books; 3 collections) to her name, all Top 100 Bestsellers on Amazon India, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia in both romance as well as Asian Drama categories. Her latest hot romances have all been on #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. 

Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. 

Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.

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