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'With You I Dance', by Aarti V.Raman

Book Tour

With You I Dance
by Aarti V Raman

My Review

Let me start this review, by telling what is it that I really do expect in a novel. I'm sure you, the readers, will be able to relate to it well too. So, here goes... I expect a good and binding story-line, a seamless and flowing narrative, relatable and likeable characters, and impeccable yet easy dialogues.
Too much to expect, I know. Did I get at least some of them, in 'With You I Dance'? Well, not really.
I didn't get 'some' of them; I got them all and much more, much, much more.
As a reviewer, I get to read and review 3-4 books every month from different authors around the globe. It is bound to start becoming a little monotonous and repetitive after a while, especially so, when every other writer decides to play it safe and stick to the proven & popular genre of romance. How many love stories can one read after all? How many typical Bollywood styled girl-meets-boy-they-fall-in-love-in-comes-the-vill…

'Second Chance at Forever', by Summerita Rhayne

Second Chance At Forever  by  Summerita Rhayne


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 t…

'Knitted tales', by Rubina Ramesh (Cover reveal)

RELEASING ON THE 10TH OF OCTOBER  Knitted Tales: A Collection of Emotions 
Rubina Ramesh
Every tale has a path to follow to reach its destination.. but it may not exactly be the one we should follow.
What forces an innocent girl to become a sex symbol? Her desires? Or cruel fate? 
Is a lifetime enough—for avenging a betrayal? How do you hide secrets that never stopped haunting you? 
Can vengeance and secrets of your past devastate your present? How can long-buried crimes of yours suddenly raise their head? Can sinning be saving?
Is your spouse your soulmate? What if they never understood your feelings? Can you still live with them?
Lastly, does life give only two options? Live or die? What if there is a third?
In her debut anthology, Rubina Ramesh tries to find answers to these questions that are often from the heart and yet makes the mind ponder over the solution. Or is it the other way round? Either way, Knitted Tales is a bouquet of emotions that is …

'She Walks, She Leads', by Gunjan Jain

Over the years, I’ve read a lot of anthologies, and quite a good number of biographies and memoirs too. Never before however, did I get a chance to read an anthology OF biographies, before ‘She Walks, She Leads- Women who inspire India’, by Gunjan Jain.
Excited by all that I had heard about the book online I started to read it, and by the end of the first paragraph of the Introduction, I was convinced that the book is full of feminist, anti-men views and stuff like that. I was wrong. It does nothing of that sort. In fact, the book is a celebration of womanhood. It is a celebration of the feminine, not the feminism.
‘She Walks, She Leads’ is a compilation of inspiring life journeys of 24 Indian women. The entire list of 24 has been cleverly divided into six categories namely:

1) Altruism and other interests; which includes Nita Ambani, Parmeshwar Godrej, Sudha Murthy, Yasmeen Premji, and Rajshree Birla      2) Corporate, Banking, and Law; where you’d find Indra Nooyi, Zia Mody, Kiran Mazum…

'No Safe Zone', by Adite Banerjie



Qiara Rana will do anything to save her mentor and their non-government organization from ruin. Even if it means visiting the city she had vowed never to return to. But within a few hours of landing in New Delhi, she is being chased by a gunman and is a potential suspect in the murder of a high-profile businessman. 
The only person she can turn to for help is Kabir Shorey, the man who stood her up ten years ago. Past and present collide in a deadly plot of crime and greed that moves from the cosmopolitan streets of Delhi to the bazaars and villages of Rajasthan. 

Adite Banerjie, if I may say so, is a brave writer. After all, it’s not often that you see a writer comfortably set in his/her respective zones and genres, breaking the boundaries and making foray into an unknown territory. With ‘No Safe Zone’, Adite has done just that. She is famous and recognized as a romance writer, especially after her last novel, ‘Trouble has a new name’; and afte…

‘Vikram Rana Investigates’, by Sharmishtha Shenoy


Vikram Rana Murder Mysteries set in Hyderabad…… 
The Mysterious Affair of the Lohia Mansion
When the glamourous socialite Richa Lohia is poisoned in her mansion in Jubilee Hills, her brother-in-law hires his mate, ex-cop Vikram Rana, to solve this murder. This is Vikram’s first case and he, along with Inspector Gopi Reddy, must solve the case even if they face opposition from the richest and powerful family in Hyderabad, who would stop at nothing to defend themselves. 
The Sonia Sinha Case
When property developer Krishna Dhavala is stabbed to death in Necklace Road, everyone suspects Mrs. Dhavala to be the murderer of her alcoholic and abusive husband. But is that really the case? Vikram Rana and Inspector Reddy have a tough time uncovering the murderer and Vikram himself almost dies trying to solve this case. Experience the mystery along with the duo as they fight their way through the maze of lies, deceit and greed. 
Being a die-h…