Book Spotlight- The Selah Branch by Ted Neill

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Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36179241-the-selah-branch
Amazon link: http://a.co/eC30MhP

Book synopsis: As a black college student in the rural West Virginia town of Selah Station, Kenia Dezy already feels out of place. But when an unexplained phenomenon starts transporting her back to pre-civil rights 1953, she finds herself woven into a tapestry of racial triumphs and tragedies. She begins to unravel secrets that powerful men would rather keep hidden, even if it means massacring an entire town through an industrial disaster. At the intersection of race, gender, class, and privilege, Kenia must navigate a community and a country wrestling with its past, present, and future identities.

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Mega Giveaway 2

 

Hello everyone,
We are here again with more thrill and enthusiasm. Here we present our Mega Giveaway- 2.

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We invite all book lovers out there to participate in this giveaway and make this event a success.

Rules:
1. The participant must be a resident of India.
2. The participant must share this post.
3. The participant can apply for 3 books maximum, not more than that.
4. The participant will have to comment in the comment box of the Facebook post.
5. You will have comment on book’s cover and expectations from the book. Best comments will be given prizes.
5. Multiple entries are not allowed.
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Behind the Title (Creation of a Love Story) By Romance Author Cynthia Roberts

 

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Behind the Title

(Creation of a Love Story)

By Romance Author Cynthia Roberts 

   Creating romantic fiction has been a passion of mine, ever since I was old enough to understand the connection between the sexes.  I think I was twelve, when I wrote my first love story and like most young minds; I truly thought it was a masterpiece.

There’s another masterful connection that has been going on now for centuries, and that, is the one between music and literature.  There is a full alphabet of songs that have been written retelling a work of literature as far back as the 18th century.

“If I Die Young” by The Band Perry was based on a poem, Lady of Shallot.  “Love Story” by Taylor Swift is loosely based on Romeo & Juliet.  The artist Sting’s “Moon Over Bourbon Street” was based on an Anne Rice Novel, Interview With A Vampire.

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An off-beat interview with Nikhil Ramteke

Nikhil Ramteke is the author of The 365 days. You can buy his book on Amazon. After reading such an unusual contemporary book, i was curious about the person who wrote and when I got the chance to interview him because of World’s D.N.A, I was happy.

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Ques 1: I read your book 365 days and I could see that you talked about labour exploitation in the Arab in detail. Did you see such exploitation firsthand or were you really thorough in your research?

The 365 Days is a well-researched book. I have not left any stone unturned while mentioning the facts. You can even call me a half journalist (*chuckles). Since 2007 things have quite changed in Dubai. UAE government have taken strict non-complying measures to improve the labour expatriates conditions.  I have also mentioned in my book that it’s not the Arabs who exploit. On the contrary they provide employment to us. Many people and families in India and other neighboring countries are prospering due to the remittances from Gulf. It’s the agents of the East Asian countries –the pimps (real culprits) who take the advantage of people desperately seeking jobs. Continue reading

My first EVER author interview with Bharat Madan

Less of an interview and more like I bombarded him with peculiar questions (he called them intriguing) till I was satisfied. Since none of my questions include formal details about him, I’ll let you know beforehand who Bharat Madan is.

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He is the author of Jim Morgan and the seven sins (a book I liked. You can read the review here. ) He is from Jaipur, is a speaker and personality developer along with being an author. So now that you know the basics let’s delve in:

Are you superstitious? Do you believe in the supernatural? That some elements of life are connected and that future can be foretold by prior unrelated events? From the black cat bringing bad luck to the constellations telling ur future, do you believe it all?

I studied vedic astrology to a reasonable extent and it fascinates me. I used to believe in ghosts. Later, as I studied, I learnt that our mind makes us see things. Moon represents the mind in astrology. And when a shadowy planet Rahu afflicts it, a person sees things that are not there. In this case, a ghost. So there are things we don’t understand but it does not mean they don’t exist. Every life is connected to another. I believe that black cat is good luck. It might sound strange. But if you believe in God, think about this. You are going somewhere and you almost tripped over something. God wants you to take a pause and then continue the journey. You see an accident happen right in front of your eyes. If you hadn’t tripped, perhaps that accident would have happened with you I believe it all. There’s a reason behind everything. We just have to be open-minded.

Would you ever consider writing something dark and gory with repulsive scenes?

I can’t say about that. I write purely based on instincts. I am a spontaneous writer. I let my mind do the talking and my fingers do the typing. When I finished the book, I had to re-read it twice to digest that I wrote the ending. Continue reading

Book Blitz: The Best of Families by Harry Groome

Contemporary Fiction
Date Published:  May 2016
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The Best of Families is the revelatory midlife memoir of a Philadelphia socialite, Francis Hopkinson Delafield. Uncomfortable with the mores of one of the city’s oldest families, Fran begins his story the summer after he graduates from prep school, when he dutifully marries his pregnant French Canadian girlfriend only to have her disappear within months of their marriage. Disillusioned and angry at the whole world, Fran quits college and enlists in the army. He is badly wounded in a war that no one seems to know or care about, and upon returning home from Vietnam, he is confronted with navigating the roiled waters of a second marriage while both his parents and his wives hold secrets that alter his life forever.
Praise for The Best of Families:

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