DESTINY DECIDES by P.G. Van

 

 
DESTINY DECIDES… A tale of two hearts in search of true love
by
P.G. VAN
 
 
 
Blurb
 
Sameera lives a simple and fun life that she has structured with utmost care ensuring that she was focused on work and also keeps in touch with the classical dancer in her. Sameera has endured tough times in her life at a young age and wonders if she could ever hang on to anything that makes her life perfect.

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Shattered Dreams #ShamsuddinsGrave

The big cities beckon us all with their bright lights and big promises yet few are those who find them. For every success, there are scores who have failed. Today on the blog I have Author Paromita Goswami who has penned the story of one such disillusioned man. She shares with us the reason she chose a topic that is usually on the sidelines.

A nomad at heart and a rebel by choice is the best way to describe her. Paromita Goswami has always believed in making her own path. She says life is full of stories that are waiting to be told. The author of Shamsuddin’s Grave, published in 2015, an offbeat social drama based on a critical social issue, she loves to write about life and relationships. 

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What was your muse that led to this story about migration to cities as this is a serious issue, what was your motivation for penning this book?

Thank you, Inderpreet for inviting me on your blog.

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Marriages Made in India Book #2 HIS DRUNKEN WIFE by Sundari Venkatraman

Marriages Made in India
Book #2
HIS DRUNKEN WIFE
 
by
Sundari Venkatraman

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Authors Answer’s by Vibha Batra #GlitterAndGloss

The words don’t just flow off her pen but they flow of the pages of the book as well. I always find that her books finish too soon and I do not get to spend more time with the polished, passionate characters. Her writing and storytelling makes it a delight to read her book and I am impatient to read her new release with Bloomsbury, GLITTER AND GLOSS.

I welcome Vibha Batra, author, writer, poet who perfectly balances many genres. Vibha Batra’s published books include: Glitter and Gloss, The Activist and The Capitalist, Sweet Sixteen (Yeah, Right!), Seventeen and Done (You Bet!), Eighteen and Wiser (Not Quite!) – a YA trilogy published by Penguin, Ishaavaasya Upanishad, a translation of her grandfather, the late Shri Vishnu Kant Shastri’s book published by Rupa Publications, Tongue-in-cheek, a collection of poetry, and two short story collections, A Twist of Lime and Family Crossword. She has also contributed short stories and poems to several anthologies. 

 

Author Interview Vibha Batra

1. When did you decide to become a writer? Why do you write?

Vibha: That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do: write.

And like everything else, I blame it on my genes! My grandfather, the late Shri Vishnu Kant Shastri, was an academic, Sanskrit and Hindi scholar, prolific writer and poet. I grew up reading his memoirs, travelogues, and poetry. When he passed away, I decided to translate his book on the Ishaavaasya Upanishad into English. But starting a book is one thing but finishing it is quite another. So I announced it to everyone at the ad agency that I was translating my grandfather’s book on the Ishaavaasya Upanishad. Needless to say, I couldn’t sit still for a second without colleagues marching up to me and asking, ‘Why are you wasting time, don’t you have a book to write?’ It took me a good eighteen months to translate it, it was published by Rupa, and that’s how it all started.

2.Give us three “Good to Know” facts about you. Be creative.

Vibha: Hey, all the Vibhas – above and below – fall in the Good to Know category (I hope)!:)

3.This is your 9th book, what has been your motivation for writing this book, “Glitter and Gloss”?

Vibha: Ok, here’s a confession: I’m a compulsive writer. So, I’d just finished writing my first romance novel The Activist and The Capitalist. And the withdrawal symptoms – shudder – they were severe. So like any addict, I decided to get my fix. And lo, Glitter and Gloss came about!

4.The cover is worth a thousand words, how much of the cover designs for the books did you choose or were they designed by someone else?

Vibha: The covers of all my books have been designed in-house by the publishers. I do my bit:  jot down my thoughts, bounce them off the editors. And after a bit of back and forth, we end up with something we are both equally excited about.

5.How important are names of the characters in your books? Do you choose the names etc based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?

Vibha: The names (much like the ideas) kind of pop into my head. Sometimes they take up permanent residence, at other times they go pffft, just like that! The sticky ones usually make it into the book.

6.How do you think you have evolved creatively? How different is Glitter and Gloss from your previous work?

Vibha: I’d certainly like to think I’ve evolved as a writer. Though as a human, I’d always like to consider myself a young adult (and as the hubby adds, “Act like one, too.”) Glitter and Gloss is hatke, promise! *pinches throat* So, IU – translation, Rinki trilogy -YA fiction, A Twist of Lime & Family Crossword – short story collection, Tongue-in-cheek – poetry, The Activist and The Capitalist – romance. As for GNG, it’s an out-and-out romcom.

7.Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?

Vibha: Oh, yeah, I read ‘em all. Even the bad ones. I’m brave like that! I do try and respond to every review (apologies, reviewers, if some have slipped through the cracks).

I’m not a big fan (and that’s putting it mildly!) of unsolicited advice, it makes me want to run the other way. But here’s something I truly swear by: Never ever give up!

8.What can your readers look forward to next? How can readers discover more about you and your work? Share some details about your WIP?

Vibha: There’s another romcom coming up. (Told ya, I was compulsive!) Readers can discover more about me and my books here:

FB: facebook.com/vibhy.batra

Instagram: @vibhybatra

Twitter: @vibhybatra

 

I am sure my readers would love to know more and read all your books. So much variety and so many different genres. I had absolutely loved The Activist and The Capitalist and am eager to read this new book, Glitter and Gloss. 
A total delight for the uber – confident woman of today. All my best wishes and many, many more bestsellers to you Vibha.

Keep writing, Vibha we love reading your words.

Glitter and Gloss by Vibha Batra

Book Blurb

Imagine if you truly/madly/deeply loved a boy. Imagine if he loved you back. Imagine if the only obstacle standing in the way was his hard-to-please Third Parent. What would you do?

  1. Crib and bear it b.
  2. Undergo a personality change
  3. See a shrink

Meet M.A.C. Misha. The Lovestruck Laila who does all the above (in that particular order). She is (according to Didi-in-law) everything a Bahu shouldn’t be: garrulous, geeky, gawky, gainfully employed (especially the last bit).The apple of her friends’ eyes. The love of Akshay’s life. The up and coming bridal make-up artist. Misha is so many things. But all she wants is to be accepted.

Will Misha win Didi (and the Kha-Pee Panchayat) over with her Stepford Wife Act? Will she continue to be the poster child for the inherent evils of the Bahu Brigade? Or will she learn to ‘lau’ herself before the whole world and its wife can do the same?

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#SCAF Second Chance At Forever by SUMMERITA RHAYNE

 

 
SECOND CHANCE AT FOREVER
BY
SUMMERITA RHAYNE
 
Blurb

What happens when the terrible twos come in threes? 
Stuti loves being a mother to her triplets, but it can be a harrowing routine. She’s even more submerged in the craziness when she takes them and her mom-in-law for a trip to Rajasthan, the land of the erstwhile Thar desert royals and their palaces. After the passing away of her husband, she feels she owes it to her mil to take her to her favourite holiday. In the Amber Palace, her reckless toddler rushes onto a modelling shoot. As she picks up her daughter who has tripped over a gorgeous zardozi sari, her gaze clashes with that of the man she’d hoped never to set eyes on again in her life. 
 
A passion that threatens to set fire to more than just her senses 
Revath was everything she wanted in a man, but six years ago he chose to walk away from her. Now he wants to be back in her life. When she knows he doesn’t want the same things in life that she does, would she be wise to let anything rekindle between them? Is it already too late for rethinks? 
 
Desire that has to be denied 
Revath knew the moment he met Stuti again that he couldn’t just let her go. But Stuti is absolutely the wrong woman for him. It was proved six years ago when they chose diametrically opposite ways for themselves. He doesn’t believe in forever, so what’s he doing asking her for a second chance? 
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Can three little miracles be a barrier to two people finding love?
 
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About the author



Summerita Rhayne writes contemporary and historical romance with lots of emotional conflict. She first got published in 2013 and has won contests with prestigious publishers such as Harlequin and Harper Collins India. Her pet belief is, if the inspiration is strong enough, the story characters will find a way to make the writer pen them down, even when writing time is in short supply. When cerebrally confronted with the sizzling interaction of two Alpha characters, the only way to get peace is to write their book!
 
At heart, she’s a family person and even though she loves her medical teaching profession, she happily becomes a homemaker when not at work. She loves winding down with music, romcoms, cricket (strictly watching only) and social networking. 
 
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#SG SHAMSUDDIN’S GRAVE By Paromita Goswami

 

 
SHAMSUDDIN’S GRAVE
BY
PAROMITA GOSWAMI

 

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Latika’s wrecked personal front leaves her completely shattered. So when her ailing father reveals his desire to go back home, she doesn’t think twice and moves to her hometown. She joins an NGO and comes across a teenager rape victim. Much against her TL, Debjyoti’s wish she sets out to trace the girl with Shamsuddin’s help. Will she succeed or end up in big trouble?
 
Shamsuddin, a daily labourer, somehow manages to thrive in the city. Meanwhile, flood devastates his house in the village. His family takes refuge in a relative’s place where his wife has a tough time resisting to the advances of her brother-in-law. Can Shamsuddin arrange for an accommodation before it is too late? 
 
Set in Guwahati amid the backdrop of flood and ethnic turmoil, “Shamsuddin’s Grave”, is the story of migration towards big cities for a better life.
 
 
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It was 2.00 a.m. in the morning and Kalapahar woke up to the cries of people. People didn’t know what was going on. There was no electricity and all they heard were the cries of women, children and men for help. Stampede of people running across the roads towards the uphill area shouting for help. 

 Latika too woke up hearing the cries. She switched on her night lamp but there was no electricity. She stepped down from her bed and landed into knee deep water soaking her pyjamas. Terrified, she reached for the torch on the night table and switched it on. She was traumatized to find her room flooded. The water level almost reached her bed wetting the mattress. She didn’t waste time and waded through the water to check on her father’s room. It was similar situation there too, with the only difference that the old man was sound asleep due to medication. She woke him up and went to check the other rooms. 

It was similar sight all around. Dining chairs, gas cylinder, utensils, tables everything floating across the rooms. She turned off all the switches and whatever valuables she could lay her hand upon, she collected in a bag. Then she pulled a chair on top of her father’s bed and made the old man sit on it with the bag. She checked the water level outside through the glass window with the hope of evacuating the house. But it was worse and riskier to wander out with an old man in flood water at night. She knew she could not make it. 

Help was unreachable as of now, as everyone was fending for themselves. She heard the neighbors crying for help but no one listened. Even the cell phone network was jammed. She knew she could not do anything but wait. At last she pulled a chair on the bed and sat down beside her father clenching his hands in hers. Both prayed eagerly for all this to be over. 



About the author


 

Paromita Goswami
 
A nomad at heart and a rebel by choice is the best way to describe her. Paromita Goswami had always believed in making her own path. She says life is full of stories that are waiting to be told. 
 
Author of Shamsuddin’s Grave, published in 2015, an offbeat social drama based on critical social issue, Paromita Goswami loves to write about life and relationships. She has written many short stories for online magazines. Her upcoming works are, Grow Up Messy, is a humorous collection of short stories of a mischievous five year old girl. The book is a ride down the childhood days.  It was part of blogging challenge, #atozchallenge2016 and second is The Jungle Series, a collection of short stories #paranormal, based on the jungles of Chhattisgarh.
 
Besides writing she is also the founder of Raipur Little Minds Book Reading Club that has a major objective of developing the book reading habit in children. She is also the founder of Book Studios that makes book trailer, book covers and banners. Making travel documentary is her other passion.
 
Paromita is married and lives in Raipur with her family including her pet cat and dogs.  She loves to connect with her readers and can be easily traced on all social media sites.
 
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‘A Beauty Refined’ Blog Tour and Giveaway, and Facebook Party

The moment I had read the book blurb of A Beauty Refined, I was hooked. A book that promised love, beauty, mystery and intrigue along with a historical romance begged to be read. I was not disappointed; the book is well written, full of surprises and twists that keep me awake. The times, culture, mannerisms, parties and times of a bygone era are depicted so perfectly by the author.

Phoebe is beautiful, sweet and a delight to be around, her gentle nature and calm demeanor was so endearing. She invoked admiration and ruffled many a hearts with her exquisite beauty but it was the gentle, handsome Ian who she fell in love with.

The book has the sweet, slow romance between the two and it was so refreshing to read the nothing urgent, getting to know each other kind of love. Where holding hands was a big thing and stealing looks the ultimate rush.

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