You Don’t Know What Love Is by P. David Hornik – Book Review

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You Don’t Know What Love Is

BY: P. DAVID HORNIK

Synopsis:

Lou and Hettie and their three teenagers are on summer vacation at a lake in upstate New York. On the surface, a peaceful mountain paradise; beneath the surface, trouble brews. The couple has tried to bury the ghosts of past infidelities. But in the tranquil surroundings, old desires start to stir, old resentments begin to simmer. Treenie, 17, a sassy beauty, starts to unleash her own furies, hurling accusations at the others. Her twin, Ross, would prefer to just enjoy his affair with a girl he’s met in town. Alan, 15, is a gentle introvert who tries to put a lid on his sister’s anger. But that, too, is in vain.

. . . be there when the illusion of tranquility explodes in their faces

After night falls on one deceptively serene summer day, deeply depressed Hettie goes for a walk beside the lake, and there tragedy strikes. By the time dawn arrives, members of the family have to face the reality of a supposed paradise that is not merely lost, but completely shattered. You Don’t Know What Love Is is a novel of rare, dark power, one you will be unable to put down or forget.

Key to My Soul by Probal Mazumdar – Book Review

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Key to My Soul

BY: PROBAL MAZUMDAR

Synopsis:

“When Siddharth, a lonely young man with a failed marriage gets a sudden phone-call from a mysterious person about his lost childhood lover, Hazel and learns that she is battling for life, he is shaken to the core. He also learns that she had left certain letters for him fifteen years back that never reached him. It disturbs him so much that he rushes to the hospital in his old hometown. There he discovers an eclipsed past buried in time that is riddled with dangerous surprises, trauma, twists of fate, sacrifices that exemplify true love and the real reasons for the tragic end of their childhood love story. But will Hazel ever open her eyes to see him..”

The Last Chai: Bringing the Nation to a Halt by Varun T – Book Review

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The Last Chai: Bringing the Nation to a Halt

BY: VARUN T

Synopsis:

The year is 2019. The world, as we know today, is not the same anymore.

Blatant threats of war by ‘world leaders’ is the new normal. Gone are the days when mobilizing armies at borders, or aiming missiles at adversaries, was a rare phenomenon.

With every nation or their allies possessing nuclear weapons, victory through conventional means is no longer possible, paving way for covert warfare to emerge as the preferred weapon.

New Delhi is an easy target and Doshi, the unassailable supremo of the regime, is on the ‘hit list’. The threat assessment being at an all time high, Ajay Kaamte, the director of SPG (Special Protection Group), is tasked with protecting the PM.

Intelligence claims that the PM is susceptible to cyanide attacks and situation is grim, to say the least.

Will Doshiji survive to serve another term or will he very soon be having his last chai?

The Lost Bible: An Adventure Paranormal Novel by L. Rosenman

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The Lost Bible: An Adventure Paranormal Novel (Mystery & Action Fiction Book 1)

BY: L. ROENMAN

Synopsis:

Hannah, a green-eyed beauty, finds herself in mid-life with no husband, no work, and no clear direction. Following a promising ad, she joins an enthusiastic professor on a perilous search for a lost copy of the Gutenberg Bible, last seen in the 16th century. To succeed where others failed, they must decipher ancient encrypted texts, enter monasteries and torture cellars – and avoid dangerous criminals who will stop at nothing to lay their hands on this priceless antiquity. But then they are forced to face an even greater challenge…

This suspenseful romance reveals an ancient love that drowned in blood 500 years ago, yet has endured to this day.

River Rule by Ameeta Davis – Book Review

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River Rule

BY: AMEETA DAVIS

Synopsis:

The jungle is closing in.
First it sends a welcoming party of parakeets.
Next, a garland of disembodied chicken parts.
Finally the tribesmen and their spears arrive demanding human trades of Avi and Una, the property developer’s firstborn grandchildren.
Twice before, the jungle tried to take Una when she took risks.
Twice Avi foiled their attempts.
This time he’s not there — yet she can feel him somewhere near.

Rubina Ramesh – Guest Post

Thank you Rubina Ramesh for writing this guest post and letting us know your view on women empowerment which is a very strong aspect of your latest book Destined.
Here is Ms. Rubina Ramesh’s response to my query:

The Way of The Cat: Surviving Metastasized Cancer by Itzhak Be’er – Book Review

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The Way of The Cat: Surviving Metastasized Cancer

BY: ITZHAK BE’ER

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Shocked by a prostate cancer death sentence, Itzhak (Itzy) Be’er becomes a cancer-fighting warrior

This is the story of author Itzy Be’er’s heroic struggle with cancer. In late 2001, near his 50th birthday, he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and given nine months to two years to live. A black cloud descended over him and obscured his future. As a result, Itzy decided to embark on a journey to save his life.

Pinto Has An Idea by Rajeev Saxena – Book Review

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Pinto Has An Idea

BY: RAJEEV SAXENA

Synopsis:

Young Pinto has from his childhood been an out-of-the box thinker, finding solutions in his everyday surroundings to a myriad ancient global problems. A certain machine he invents in his childhood makes him a hero in his village but it’s not sufficient to change the mindset of naysayers for Pinto to pursue his career in hardcore science.

Pinto Has an Idea is the tale of Dr Pinto, a small-town boy, an IITian and a scientist working in MIT, who suddenly experiences a life-changing revelation in the early days of his research, throwing away his work on theoretical physics and setting out to solve the practical everyday problems of the world he lives in.

Returning to his native India, he finds his noble quest beset by unexpected adversaries, obstacles and trials, but emerges triumphant from each battle. 

Come Back to Leave Me… Again by Sohil Ashvin Shah – Book Review

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Come Back to Leave Me… Again

BY: SOHIL ASHWIN SHAH

Synopsis:

“Why does the love always seem beautiful in romantic movies and novels, but not in real life? Why should lovers not be in any relationship after they break up? Why do ex-lovers always try to deal with damages instead of staying together? If you want answers to the questions, this book is for you.”

Icebergs In Paradise by Sayan Basak – Book Review

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Icebergs In Paradise

BY: SAYAN BASAK

Synopsis:

“There is a relationship between the eye contacts we make and the perceptions that we create in our heads, a relationship between the sound of another’s voice and the emotions that we feel in our hearts, a relationship between our movements in space all around us and the magnetic pulls we can create between others and ourselves. All of these things (and more) make up the magic of every ordinary day and if we are able to live in this magic, to feel and to dwell in it, we will find ourselves living with magic every day. These are the white spaces in life, the spaces in between the written lines, the cracks in which the sunlight filters into. Some of us swim in the overflowing of the wine glass of life, we stand and blink our eyes in the sunlight reaching unseen places, we know where to find the white spaces, we live in magic.
Icebergs in Paradise is a journey that will make you travel the entire world of emotions – starting it from joy to sadness, love to pain, fear to cheer and anger to tranquillity. “