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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Five Favorite Blogs You Want To Visit


Blogging is a space where we find something new to read, share and write about every single day.The sheer number of  blogs ensure that we are never short of reading material or friends when we need to share and discuss something.

To choose just 5 blogs that I enjoy visiting is pretty difficult  and in advance I apologise to many others that I have missed.
Here are my top 5 writers as they have more than one blog  ;)


Nischala Murthy blogs about a lot things and I found her through the Women’s Web and since visit her blog for some great insights and tips to make my work and personal life better.





Another blog that always surprises me and makes me want to write better and more. I enjoy reading her stories. I found Damyanti through the A to Z Challenge. Her stories  and writing have a different feel and are so edgy that I feel mentally stimulated after reading them. She has two blogs and are devoted to writing.





I found Rubina’s blog also during the A to Z. She loves books as do I and are both of us are totally unapologetic about loving romance! I really liked the vast variety of books she talks about and shares. It is a good place to go and find new books and authors.






Such a young girl and so much to share and write about. ( I know that makes me sound old but its true) Stri writes about a lot that goes on around us but what I like best are the stories she spins. She shares the views of the young generation and puts a lot of spunk into her stories.









The beautiful Beloo talks about beauty and shares her beautiful thoughts through her blog. She always has a fresh take on things and the views are expressed while searching for the goodness in our lives as Beauty truly manifests through her blog.



There are many more blogs and websites many by professional writes and bloggers that are great for value addition to both our personal and professional lives but I that will be another post.
Do visit and enjoy these prolific writers, I know I do. I also want to thank Vidya and her blogs for sharing smiles and common sense. Corinne for sharing wisdom and fun. Rajlakshmi for her beautiful images and tales helping me visit beautiful places.


This is the Wednesday prompt by Write Tribe

Talk about five blogs you enjoyed visiting over the last two months and why. Share your thoughts about them. Link to them. And let them know so they can come visit you. 




TORNADO GIVEAWAY : DAY 23 : LOVE'S LABOR by ANDY PAULA


A love trying to surmount all odds and differences. Today we feature the last author of the TORNADO GIVEAWAY with the last few days to win. The book is LOVE'S LABOR by ANDY PAULA.
You still have a chance to tweet and win the fabulous books available as prizes from 23 authors.





23rd July, 2014

Andy Paula is the 23rd Author in the Tornado Giveaway.She has decided to give 10 copies of her book to 10 lucky winners. To enter the Giveaway, see the bottom of this post. To see all the books that are part of the Tornado Giveaway - Click Here

Disclaimer: This is an initiative of The Book Club.

WHAT IS THIS STORY ALL ABOUT ?

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Piali Roy has run away from home and the two stubborn men who love her. One is her beloved Baba; a rigid traditionalist, he refuses to accept anyone from outside her caste and community. And then there is Sathya, the unsuitable outsider. He loves her truly, madly, deeply and has even called off his marriage for her sake. Neither man will budge, and the small town of Jampot, where everyone knows everything, is not big enough for the two of them.

Away from their unreasonable demands, Piali strives to find peace in the mountains. But within six months, her lover tracks her down. Once again, she betrays the one by trusting the other.

Will her labor in the name of love be in vain, or will love transcend all differences?




GET TO KNOW HER 



Andy Paula is a corporate trainer by profession and a writer by vocation. After the innumerable essays, poems, articles, editorials, congratulations & condolence letters she wrote for herself and others refused to satiate her writer's Self, she finally put herself seriously to the task and wrote Love's Labor, a romance novella that is now on Goodreads.








To know more about her :  Blog | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TORNADO GIVEAWAY : DAY 22 : LILY'S LEAP by TEA COOPER


The last couple of days left to win the prize of 200 books by 23 great authors in the TORNADO GIVEAWAY. The book for today talks about Australia and is LILY'S LEAP by TEA COOPER.

Tweet and win #tornadogiveaway.

 



22nd July, 2014

Téa Cooper is the 22nd Author in the Tornado Giveaway.She has decided to give 5 copies of her book to 5 lucky winners. To enter the Giveaway, see the bottom of this post. To see all the books that are part of the Tornado Giveaway - Click Here


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WHAT IS THIS STORY ALL ABOUT ?


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From Escape's Queen of Australian historical romance comes a story about a privileged member of Australian's squattocracy, a bushranger, and a very special horse.

Born into the rough, but privileged society of the Australian colonial landowners, Lilibeth Dungarven finds herself married, widowed, and, much to her distress, back under her father’s thumb, all before her twenty-first birthday. Determined not to forgo her dream of breeding the perfect racehorse, Lilibeth ignores propriety and sets out to restore the family’s flagging fortunes.

When Captain Tom and his mismatched band of bushrangers stumble across a mob of the best horses they’ve ever seen, and the daughter of the famed Dungarven horse stud, they know their fortunes have changed. Their catch is worth a king’s ransom. All they have to do is hold her for seven days. How hard can it be to control the pampered daughter of a colonial upstart?



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Téa Cooper lives in a stone cottage on one hundred acres of bushland, in the Hunter Valley. When she isn't writing, Téa can be found haunting the local museum or chatting to the locals, who provide her with a never-ending source of inspiration. The settings for her stories range from the glittering beachside city of Sydney to small country towns and the harsh outback.

Take a ride from the ocean to the outback and discover pure Australian romance.




To know more about her :  Blog | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter





Monday, July 21, 2014

TORNADO GIVEAWAY : DAY 21 : INDIA WAS ONE by AN INDIAN


The author is shrouded in mystery, calling himself AN INDIAN adding more intrigue to the TORNADO GIVEAWAY.

INDIA WAS ONE is romance that thrives even when there is conflict making it stronger is the kind that all of us want. The story that makes us realize there are so many shades and colors of love. Grab an opportunity to read this book - a must for everyone who loves.

Another day, another opportunity to win and tweet #tornadogiveaway



21st July, 2014

An Indian is the 21st Author in the Tornado Giveaway. He has decided to give 10 copies of his book to 10 lucky winners. To enter the Giveaway, see the bottom of this post. To see all the books that are part of the Tornado Giveaway - Click Here


Disclaimer: This is an initiative of The Book Club


WHAT IS THIS STORY ALL ABOUT ?


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Suddenly, he saw something shiny at the bottom of the abyss. He squinted his eyes to see what it was. He ran back to his binoculars and turned them to see what it was. Sharp barbed wires that separated the two mountains came into focus. He had come as far as he could in his country. But she was standing in another country.

He was in South India and she was in North India…

Have you ever imagined India being divided into two countries? What happens to the millions of Indians who are from South India but are now residing in North India? Kaahi & Jai were two such people who got trapped in this situation. Everything was going smoothly for them and suddenly, their world turned upside down.

How will they get together? Will India become one again?

Take an exciting journey with them from their college days in Mumbai to their life in the US and back to India when they find out that India is divided.


GET TO KNOW HIM 


The author was born and raised in Mumbai, India. He came to the US in 1989 and lived in New York. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
The Author calls himself An Indian. We have no pics of him. But the Author does have something to say to every Indian out there....

Dear Readers,

I wanted to tell a story peppering it with Indian languages and narrating my experiences, inter-weaving them with some imaginary tale. When I mentioned this idea to my wife, her very first question was, "who is your target-audience?" That made me "think outside the box". After reading the book, you'll agree that there is no target-audience. I'd say - 10+, any sex, from any country, any ethnicity, any religion - is the intended audience.

When I wanted to tell a story, I wanted to "lull" the reader into thinking that they are just reading a travelogue. Making them wonder where (if at all anywhere) the story is going. Is it just another boring experience written by a NRI? AND THEN BOOM. It hits you. Suddenly, along with the characters, the reader's dream-world shatters.

This book is broken up in 3 parts. And it is intentional. Let me explain why.

The first part is about the Indian culture. Most Indians (in India) already know it. But what about NRIs? They may find it nostalgic. And what about their kids. They may have a better understanding about their roots and culture. And the non-Indian find it very fascinating. 

The second part is about life in the US. Readers who are in the US may find it a bit like a travelogue. However, others may find it very interesting. Those who can't be here get a glimpse into the US life of an Indian (and the US life in general).

The third part is for everyone. 

Hence, you'll notice that different people react differently to this book. There is something for everyone.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you,
An Indian   

The author was born and raised in Mumbai, India. He came to the US in 1989 and lived in New York.  This book is for those who like travel, history, romance, culture, cuisine, sports, political-thriller, etc. It’s dubbed as a realistic-fiction. A fiction based on some real events.  He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.




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Blog Tour SCARLET REVENGE by Ann McGinnis

The Book Club brings a gem for all book lovers and fan of romance,suspense and intrigue. It has the perfect mix of a nail-biting finish and lots of drama.
Ann McGinnis has also featured in the #TornadoGiveaway and here is a chance to know more about the author and her book SCARLET REVENGE. I is the first novel of the "Scarlet Suspense Series".


Scarlet Revenge by Ann McGinnis






The Blurb

The FBI doesn't know what to do with Analyst Caycee Scarlet. She's brash, brilliant & brutally relentless when tracking a serial killer. But she also has a temper, problems with authority figures and recognizing the chain of command. Things go sideways for Caycee when she uncovers a lead that saves the Omega Killer's latest victim. Rather than working the system and making nice with her pompous boss, sparks fly and she gets into an altercation with the lead Special Agent on the case, resulting in a transfer to another assignment. Caycee finds herself transferred to an FBI interrogation facility where she assesses the most dangerous of criminals in custody. She struggles to get over the loss of her dream job, but her new boss, handsome Special Agent Gil Graham, may soften the blow. Sparks, of a different variety, fly between the Special Agent and his new Analyst, as they work together to crack the most difficult cases. Just when Caycee's wounds are healing from her expulsion on the Omega Killer team, she is dragged back into the thick of it. Caycee and her new team are front and center, focused on an interview of a bombing suspect, when Omega comes looking for revenge. His attack wounds her team, leaving Caycee with only one option for help-the devastatingly handsome bombing suspect. It will take all of Caycee's wits, and a kiss for luck, to stop Omega and save her co-workers.

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Ann McGinnis writes about characters that let their egos and sense of justice rule their lives, while they protect the public from serial killers and unthinkable crimes. Of course, Ann's characters always find a way to blow off steam -- romantically!
As a writer, Ann comes from the world of action/thrillers and screenwriting. She has two scripts currently in development. A third script, about a spunky FBI analyst, is the basis of "Scarlet Revenge" and the main character Caycee Scarlet. It is the first book in a series, with Book 2 “Scarlet Envy” coming out in September 2014.


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

BLACK DESIRE



BLACK is the colour of midnight, the signifier of darkness, twisting our minds and muddling our perceptions. Yet, black is most desirable, the colour women covet, the uber sexy black sari shimmering on a beautiful body, the smoky black onyx ring, the black high heels and her endless black tresses swaying as she moves.
Not to desire black would just not be possible, just as after a beautiful bright day I wait for the blissful dark night; I also wait for the black to come and relieve us from our shackles and set us free. The black night gives us liberty to free our thoughts sending them floating across the globe.
Black is flawless, it cannot be dirtied or marked. It absorbs everything and makes us feel complete. When I wear or use black, I feel so accomplished and sassy.

The 5 black things that I desire are

1.   A black solitaire ring. It is a promise of endless, perfect love. The ring on my finger would declare that the love of my life is someone special and it would make me feel cherished.


2.   The pair of black high heels – the kind a super model wears. They will make me feel so different, sexy and classy. They will remind me that I can do so much more than what I think is possible but only if I believe.



3.   A black dog – a big hulk of a dog, black as midnight, beautiful and perfect as black.  He would black, dangerous to look at, protecting me at all times. Making me feel secure and loved unconditionally as dogs do.


4.   An Assortment of Black Mugs. They will add to my collection. I am an avid collector of mugs of all colours, shapes and sizes. Even though my display cases are full I always make space for a new one. These black mugs would be perfect to add to my collection.





5.   A Sleek Sinful Black iPad – An ipad is iconic and as a book lover, reader, writer and editor nothing can be more desirable for me than owning it. It is the true interpretation of 'Black is Beautiful'.

The Heels and the Solitaire Ring would complete my wardrobe and give me the perfect party outfit. The dog and mugs are for my soul, they let me express myself as I see fit. Being a woman they have to be on my list but being a writer an iPad would be the most coveted and desired gadget helping me in my work and my passion – reading.

Writing and blogging is what my mind and heart desire; an effort of sharing my thoughts, simplifying and sharing the world as I see it. An iPad would the perfect partner in this endeavor of mine.

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