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 : All About Hope by Ashley Erin

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: September 13, 2016
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Friends with benefits.
Toe curling, ecstasy inducing, and completely secret.
Alex and Lia succumb to their scorching attraction, striking a deal of no-strings sex. Neither of them want a commitment, both of them are unable to stop the sparks from flying when they’re together.

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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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Book Blitz: Captain No Beard by Carole P Roman









Children’s Fiction
Date Published: July 3, 2012 –  December 31, 2015


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The Captain No Beard series has nine published books in the series.  They all take place in the imagination of a young boy who pretends he and his friends are pirates.  Each book teaches valuable lessons. The Captain No Beard series can open discussions on important subjects such as sharing, bossiness, bullying, responsibility, and stranger danger. Using imagination, the crew of the Flying Dragon navigates the waters of the world, learning valuable lessons along the way.  Whether the topic is sharing, tolerance, stranger danger or bullying, the crew resolves their issues together with humor and sensitivity.

 

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Book Blitz Untouchables by Jessica Klide

 
Steamy Romance
Date Published: May 2015


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When Army Helicopter pilot Aurelius Moore’s eyes fell on isolated Vegas celebrity, Siri Wright, he was stunned by her beauty and her dance. Filled with an undeniable passion for her that he thought he was incapable of, he is devastated when she vanishes before he can consummate the deal he has made. When he sees her again in his hometown in Alabama, he realizes the extraordinary opportunity that has fallen in his lap. She is on his turf. No rules. No security protecting her. He will have her on his terms. He hunts his prey and controls the game, knowing the game has changed. He wants all of her!


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Kisses, Kids, and Bundles of Joy Teaser Tuesday

Christian Romance Box Set
Date Published: September 20, 2016
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Snuggle up with seven brand new, never before published Christian winter romances from bestselling and award-winning authors. Kisses and kids abound in this collection of novellas that will warm your heart all winter long.
One Winter Kiss – Lindi Peterson
Deena Ross travels to Ohio to try and sway her grandfather from making a big mistake, a mistake his neighbor Andrew has been encouraging. When a winter storm hits, and Deena is forced to stay with Andrew and his young son, Evan, Deena’s vision of love is tested and she might lose her heart in one winter kiss.
Childish Ways – Jenn Faulk
Kevin Peterson, a teacher at a small town elementary school, is unexpectedly reunited with Lisa Walker, a girl who spent most of their childhood tormenting and bullying him, when she comes back to town where she helps organize a winter carnival to benefit her niece’s school. Lisa has no idea who he is, though, and as they work alongside one another and Kevin sees how much she has changed, he begins to question whether or not he can really trust her and let her into his life.

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