Book Review of Jim Morgan and The Seven Sins

Jim Morgan and The Seven Sins by Bharat Madan talks about a different style of writing which is totally unique in this type of Literature. We can call it a sheer work of fiction blended with spiritualism, suspense, mystery, time travel.

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The cover and the title are fantastic. Jim Morgan stands for the author in the book while the seven sins reminds us of those seven deadly sins taht we read in Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.

This book is a page turner and from the start it keeps you hooked till the end. I read this book as fast as I could and finished it in one and half hour. The way the author takes us back to the time or say the time travel concept makes it intriguing. Further, the blurb where Jim Morgan is told about the seven deadly sins he had comitted and the clues are hidden in his previous novels, makes this book great strength. I believe if the blurb is crisp, the story turns out to be outstanding.

The story is fast paced which sometimes turns out to be a haush paush. The plot structure is great. The author doesn’t give us much time to imagine as everything goes so fast. The concept and the characters turns out to be a hit whereas the writing style is simple and also requires improvement. If you are looking for unique plotlines and loads of suspense and drama, then surely grab this book.

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Book Blitz of The Diamond Heist by Sai Daksh


THE DIAMOND HEIST: A SEVEN AGENT ADVENTURE 

by 
Sai Daksh
 
 
Blurb
 
Life was all fun and play, with a few small adventures and mishaps, for Daksh, Arsh, Garv, Om, Swarit, Aditi and Simran till… 
 
They are recruited by the Indian Detective Agency. 
 
They are summoned to the headquarters and given a mission – to recover a lost diamond. 
 
With all the plans and props in place, they set forth to hunt down the diamond. 
 
By chance, they stumble upon a conspiracy that is connected to the theft. 
 
Do they succeed in foiling the conspiracy? What happened to the lost diamond?
 
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About the author
 
Sai Daksh Shetty, at the age of eleven, completed the book 7 Agents: The Diamond Heist. At the age of six, he had started writing short stories. At the age of eight, he used to draw comic strips and share it with his friends. Although this is his first book, he plans to write a whole series on the 7 Agents. Since early childhood, he has had a very creative mind and uses his imagination in all his activities. He is very interested in all forms of creative arts. He is very open-minded. The main characters of the book have been inspired by his real life friends. Om, Garv, Arsh and Swarit are his best friends and are in the book, while Aditi and Simran are fictional.     

 

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Book Review of Silent Invaders

Silent Invaders by Shree is a mystery crime thriller. This novel can also be categorised under psychological as well as social. It will surely leave you in deep thoughts.

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The cover of the book is fantastic and the title surely has something deep in it. With these starters being amazing, the curiousity of the reader increases upto double the level.

The plot is intriguing and it keeps you hooked till the end. The way with which the author has expressed his views in this book, it just moves your heart. This story is basically about Sana whose life story is being delineated where she is been accused of murder of two people. This is where crime and investigation takes it entry.

The characterisation is bit haush paush. The multiple characters in the story makes it a rush. The author hasnt given much time to the characters to evolve and develop properly. This makes it a bit off beat. The names of the characters are interesting.

Coming to the issues, the author has taken up heavy topics. Social as well as psychological issues comes out to be a great combination. And at times it gives the readers a bit shock and it takes time for the readers to come out of it. But on a positive note, I felt that these issues were necessary to be talked about. This turns out to be a splendid move by the author.

The style of writing is simple. The narrative technique used is third person. Not only this, the short chapters makes it an easy read. The descriptions could have been much better. The story is fast paced and I felt the author could have given time more detailing to its descriptions. Nothing is bad, everything is good and simple, but could have been much better.

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Interview Session with Nida Ahmed

Hello fellow readers,

Today I am going to introduce you guys with Nida Ahmed. She is the author of a brand new novel named ‘We Decided on Forever’ which happens to be her debut work. She is a really hopeful and optimistic soul. It was a pleasure talking to her. I am doing a pre release interview so that you get to know what she is coming up.

Sur:  When did writing happened to you? 
Nida: Well, I am not sure. May be when I saw people giving up their hopes so easily or may be when I noticed people back down before the miracle happens.
Sur: Who inspired you to write this book? 
Nida: Life. Emotions.
  Wet eyes.
  Untold stories.
Sur: The title and the cover is amazing. What is the hidden story behind the title? 
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Nida: “We Decided On Forever” is   all about True Love.
Its not about the party, or the ring or about anything materialistic.
But, the person you are with, you have truly decided on forever with that person.
Sur:According to you, which is the toughest genre to write about? Opine your thoughts on it.
Nida: Though every genre has it uniqueness and inculcates an emotion within itself. But to me…its a Comedy; because even if you are skilled at adding the jokes, not everyone finds the same things funny as humor is subjective.
Sur: What is important for a book to be successful and why?
Nida:I think “A compelling Topic”
The concept itself must turn heads. You should have a fresh idea. It sparks interest, it compels people to want to read more. Also, there should be emotional connection established between characters and readers, simply because we humans, are relational beings. We thrive off of relationship with other people.
This should be one of the top writing priorities.
P.S- The book is available on Amazon. Grab your copies now.

Book Review of The Princess of a Whorehouse

The Princess of a Whorehouse by Mayank Sharma  is a thought provoking novel. This novel throws light on those factors and issues which we people mostly ignore. Actually we hate to talk about such topics. Through this book, Mayank has brought a revolution in the world of writing.

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Starting with the cover of the book, this looks marvalous and it is difficult to describe those emotions that one feels after this cover encounter. The cover designer might tell the technique but as a naive person to this world, I can iterate that the merger of the pictures surely fits the thought process of the author.

The title has sub title, ‘The Story of a Swamp Princess’ and the title The Princess of a Whorehouse. The title seems ironical to some of the readers, as they think, how can a princess and a whorehouse be connected? But here is a very strong connection to this story.

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Coming to the story, Aparajita is a tenacious go-getter. Her name means unconquerable in Sanskrit, and she lives up to its meaning.
Just like any other ambitious girl, she desires to fulfil her dreams and become an independent individual. Far and wide, the shadow of her melancholy past chases her passage. The fact that her widowed mother is a former sex worker irks the community. Nonetheless, she is not ashamed to reveal her mother’s past.
Will she lose hope, or will she defy an enigma that is centuries-old? Will she ever conquer the hearts of a prestige-obsessed community?
See the world through Aparajita’s prism in a tale stirred by some real life events.

The plot is enthralling and the way the author has executed is the just perfect. It kept me focussed to the book till the end. There were many twists and turns in the story and the author proved me wrong at all the places which is a success for him.

The characterisation is fantastic and the author has created multiple characters with many roles. Even the minor characters had major roles to play. I really loved Aparajita’s character and the way her desire never let her fall. She is replica of her mother. Her mother had a desire to make her daughter study. Both of their desires changes their lives.

Through this book, the author’s message is crystal clear. This type of topics are never discussed. We consider sex workers as cursed people but what about their children? Don’t they have wishes? Even they want to study. It is not written in any book that children of sex workers will become sex workers only and they are forbidden to study. I was deeply touched by the book and these questions kept on hovering over my head.

Technically speaking, the story was fast paced. The characters were so many and at times I got confused. The style of writing was simple and this simplicity sometimes turns out to be a turn off. The pages were just 112 and I completed in one go, but accordingly, the book with such a storng plot could have been more detailed. The descriptions were apt though. Further, the language could have been improved. If the author is coming with such a powerful topic then the language should be more powerful. Otherwise, it is a must read book. Not because I am saying , but because this book deserves to be read and to be talked about.

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Conversation with Sapan Saxena

Hello Lovelies,

Today we have Sapan Saxena, author of UNNS- The Captivation. He is an amazing person to interact with. This book is his second novel, first one being Finders, Keepers. Apart from this, he is a great cook and a die hard fan of Shahrukh Khan.

Sur:Tell us something more beside your bio mentioned on social sites.

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Sapan: That I am a great singer when I am in my bathroom? OK, jokes apart, I am a good dancer as well and have won many prizes in my college. In fact, I did a little jig on SRK’s Jabra Fan and SRK himself shared it on Twitter from his official account. Also I like cooking a lot, and Hyderabadi Biryani is my specialty. My wife has no complaints except that the kitchen is a mess afterwards.
Sur: When did you realise that you have thoughts of being a writer, even though you are a software engineer?

Sapan: So, that’s a great question, in fact. My father accidently gave me the idea of my first book. I thought the idea was interesting enough to be converted into a book. But still, the social stigma was very much there. My wife was very helpful in pulling me out of the social stigma. Every time I would doubt, she would just say, you can write such complex algorithms, why cant you write a book.

Sur: What inspired you to write this book?

Sapan: To be honest, UNNS was supposed to be my last book. Well, if not last, at least after 4-5 books as I believed I was not ready to handle romance. I could write another mystery, a thriller like my first book. But then, I moved to Nashua during winters and it was snow all around. Somehow I had imagined the last part of my book in hut blocked by snow. This pumped me up and I wrote UNNS.

Sur: I really loved the names, Atharva and Meher Qasim. Are these characters fictional or you have met someone whom you wanted to write about?
Sapan: I usually like to keep the names of my characters inspire by people I know, or my friends. But Atharva and Meher Qasim just clicked. There are other characters like Shruti, Shobhit, Dev, Sasha and I know people with these names.
Sur: This book has a potential of being converted into a movie under crime or detective thriller. So, do you have any plans for that?

Sapan: Yeah, only if SRK agrees to play the lead. Anyways, just kidding. I am trying to take one step at a time. So, right now, too focused on marketing of the book, but anything which comes would be a decent surprise.

Sur:How was your experience with the publishing industry?

Sapan:I have been fortunate to meet some really nice and hardworking people here. The experience overall has been a positive. To break into a new industry leaving behind my comfort zone was tough, but the people here are creative and very enthusiastic. But like any other industry, this has some black sheep as well. Just be aware of them and you are fine.

Sur:Which genre makes you more comfortable?

Sapan:Well if you ask me, I am most comfortable in thriller/mystery/suspense genre. If I add a pinch of mythology to that, I am back into my comfort zone. That said, I have tried to shape up UNNS like a thriller/mystery in spite of it being a romance based on Sufi-styles seven stages of love.

Sur:Is there any genre which you master your skills in it?

Sapan:Mythology and Indian history is something I can easily claim I master my skills in them. I am not generally a fan of mythological or historical fiction, but I like touching those topics in any forum or my literary work. In fact, even in UNNS, you will quite notice how history tidbits keep popping their heads time and again.

Sur:What are your thoughts about the detective stories. Is there any author that inspired you?

Sapan:Well, a friend of mine, Dev Ashish once quoted, “Simplify. Then amplify.” For a good detective story, as per me, there should be a very simple and basic emotion, be it love, revenge, anger, greed, and then it needs to have layers of complexities, which should be revealed to the reader one by one. The shock value is always recommended and the pace should match up with mystery quotient of the book. I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes. How he would use the simplest of idea and knowledge to analyze hints which would be too normal or obvious to an otherwise semi-attentive eye.

Sur:What matters for a book to be a bestseller? Good Marketing or a Good writing?

Sapan:So my viewpoint may not necessarily echo with others, but having a stable job has its own perks. I can afford to take risks and not bow down to the whims of the market. For that reason, writing is always important. I mean you can invest in a good marketing anyways. Good writing always guarantees that your book has the potential to reach there.

Sur:Why you chose an Indian publisher beside of being living in a foreign land?

Sapan:Well firstly the context and the theme of the book was something I found more relatable to India. And then, I already had worked with some people from the industry, so was on a familiar territory. Fortunately, Inspire India came along and decided to publish it. So, it all fell into the right slots thankfully.

Sur:Your choice and profession are totally opposite. How you manage both the things side by side?

Sapan:Well a lot of people ask that question.
See, my theory is “lack of time is just a state of mind”. I mean you can complain, but if you really want to do something, you will find out time.
I get a lot of support from my wife. She manages a lot on her own while I am busy writing.
Software is a very demanding industry, but if there is work, that takes priority over everything else. If the load is lesser, time to write!

Sur:How far your relations helped you in your growth?

Sapan:The recent trailer of Injustce 2 has a line. “Nobody wins it all by themselves. Not even Batman.” So, that’s true. Friends and family are your basic support system. They have always helped, supported in anyway they can in my journey as an author till now. For that reason, I have a big big list of acknowledgements in my books.

Sur:Please tell us in brief about UNNS-The Captivation.

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Sapan:So, UNNS is a romantic espionage thriller. UNNS is largely inspired by the Sufi themed 7 stages of love. UNNS, in fact of the 2nd stage of love. It’s the story of Atharva Rathod and Meher Qasim who fall in love when they are in school, and separate and then meet again. But this time, Atharva is carrying a secret. Will their secret consume their love, or destiny has planned a surprise for them? Contrary to what a lot of people believed and have asked me, its not a Hindu-Muslim love story, per se.

Sur:Your message for the budding writers.

Sapan:Invest your time in writing great stories. Blog, and build an audience early in the day. Network and try to make a positive use of social media. Writing a book is a tough job, if you are thinking about it, just do it. If you have done it, pat yourself and work on a marketing plan. Always remember, everyone remembers a good story, so write it for them.

You can also read the review of the book here.

 

 

Book Review of Ability on Wheels…Enabling Drivability

Ability on Wheels… Enabling Drivability by Harish Kumar is a motivational book, not only for the disabled people but also for us. This book is really informative and a guideline for the people who are handicapped and have the desire to drive the car.

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The cover is apt as it has a car and a man who is disabled. The captions are inspiring and also the way with which the colours are used.

The title is crystal clear and gives you all the vibes of positivity. At times, the readers are curious to know more about the book.

This book is a non fiction and it is all about the thought process of Harish Kumar who happens to be diabled but did the act of ability. Through this book he has given everyone a lesson that disability doesn’t matters. It matters to those who feel it. He is the record holder and through his struggles, guidelines he has not only encouraged others but also gave us the way to ahead. While I was reading this book I was reminded of my teacher’s words,” Never let your disability come in your goals.” Harish through his success stories gave us enough information about driving tests for handicapped. After reading this, I never felt that Harish Kumar is a handicap. He can drive a car and do all the activities then how can he be a handicap? Infact he is a winner who has defeated his disability as well.

I am glad that I decided to review this book after a session that I had attended on drugs. The person who gave us lecture about it was a handicap. His name is Vivek Joshi. This man is an alumini of my college and the way he handled the audience was spectacular. I felt like mentioning about him. He has spread drug awareness in almost many schools and colleges. Harish Kumar and Vivek Joshi have been an inspirational figures for me. Hence, for the first time in my book review, I got carried away.

This book will make you inspired and it can help you guys in knowing many facts which we often are unknown to. I will strongly recommend this book to everyone as we all have that one person who is handicap, we can help them and help ourselves also, so that we don’t judge such people.

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