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Sunday, September 30, 2012

September wrap up

Its been four months of book blogging and I am in love with it..Reading had always been fun and pleasure to me and my blog has helped me to be more organized...Blog has been greatest inspiration for me to read more from varied genre and authors...I know this is just a start yet I am allowed to celebrate a bit for all of it...I want to dancing in the rain with some Irish coffee and some Indian snack...I finished my good read challenge of completing 60 books so just to know my limit I pushed it to 100..For south Asian reading challenge there are 7 more books to go....Though for short story challenge I am yet to open account (just lazying around to write about- no no it is not procrastination)..This month I have been brimming with confidence hence I signed up for two more challenges, with 3 more months to go I am all set for the challenges and tours....One point where I need to improve is my spell error, I should pay more attention to it....Good month every one..

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Book Review: Sierra by Taylor Dean: Blog Tour

Author:Taylor Dean
Genre:Romantic suspense
Rating: 4 out of 5
Source: Review copy

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Alyssa Fontaine’s life, loved ones—everything familiar and dear—are brutally taken from her.
Taken captive by two men, she endures a horrific nightmare. A new life is forced upon her and even a new name.Just when it appears that no hope is in sight, she is saved by an unlikely twist of fate. Trapped in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, life will open its arms to her again and she will embrace it. She will find love such as she never knew existed.  
Sierra is a heart-wrenching story of the power of the human spirit to survive amidst impossible circumstances and severe losses. It is a story of survival . . . and hope. 

Alyssa Fontaine had it all ,in a blink by the twist of fate she loses it all..From a fairy tale life with her loving husband Sam and her only son Clay , she running for her life being taken captive soon endures horror, trauma....After her first visit to Sierra, mesmerized by the beauty of it  she gets back this time with her son only to find her life twisted beyond recognition....On the edge she has given up all hope when she is saved for good .then again getting back to love and life...The novel starts in such a romantic mood with lovely dovy family...Pace of the book only gathers up as it moves through the twist of suspense, thriller, though you may not sit on edge still you could feel the sprinting unfolding tale...I would have loved it more only if more details of Sam and Alyssa's lives were given, though I got the glimpse of it, still I wanted to hear more...Romance and kidnapping is something that don't go as in a company, still you read all this with a difference...Alyssa's natural instinct kicks on after kidnapping ..She stumbles upon Alex's cabin and from then on things take a smooth drive from rough patches..I had one difficulty coming in terms of Alyssa, it was as though the memories of Sam and Clay were erased from her memory forever, can that happen so fast?? I mean one might have recurring memories especially if they were intimate  ...

This is tale of loss and finding strength to move on in spite of the odds...Dean has painted Alex and Alyssa beautifully that you'll sit back and admire them at times...I wanted to live in Alex's cabin so much...To live in a cabin by woods indeed tempting...

This book is to anyone who love romance with a tinge of suspense..Though this book is not a full off a suspense thriller yet it goes on for an enjoyable read...


Stay strong, Alyssa. Another opportunity for escape will come, you just have to wait for it. And yet, she wondered if she would live through the next day.
It wasn’t a matter of being lost in the woods, it was a matter of being totally, and utterly, lost.
“WE HAVE TA find our community today. We’re out of food,” Pa said at lunch as they ate the last of the granola bars. “I know wur close.”
As they hiked, Adam walked behind her and pushed her every time she slowed down. They were all slow today. He never walked behind her. The trip was getting to all of them.
Alyssa felt as though she could simply lie down and die. Her pain, which had been significant, seemed to have diminished into a dull, anesthetized feeling that enveloped her. Maybe this is what death feels like—a sluggish, agonizing death, that is, she thought numbly.
As they hiked down the mountain through a heavily wooded area, a deluge of rain descended upon them. They did not stop or seek any shelter, they hiked right through it. The noise of the storm hid the fact that Alyssa sobbed out loud. The moisture hid her tears. She didn’t even try to rein it in—she just let it out and was glad for the cover of the storm. Lightning and thunder roared around them and still they walked. Pa was sure the community was just below them.
Alyssa knew that life—as she knew it—was over.
Her fate was to be with Adam.
The thought set in and her heart sank. She couldn’t remember ever being so terrified in her entire life.
It soon became obvious they were nowhere near their precious community, however. Pa cursed and yelled in a fit of temper. They were all hungry and tired. When they stopped for breaks, Alyssa fell asleep each time, hardly able to hold herself in an upright position.
 That evening as they walked through an area dense with pine trees and foliage, to their surprise, they came across a cabin in the woods. Pa and Adam stood in the trees staring at it. It was obviously occupied. Smoke wafted out of the chimney, the smell of fresh bread was in the air, and the tinkle of music could be heard if you strained your ear.
As Alyssa's eyes alighted upon the cabin for the first time, she thought perhaps she was dreaming. It was like seeing a mirage in the desert. It couldn’t be real—the sight, the sound, the smell. It was . . . charming. She was seeing things. It must be her imagination. After all, who lived up here in the middle of nowhere? But if she was seeing things that weren’t really there, then so were Adam and Pa.
They decided to pay the occupant a visit and cautiously began the walk up to the door of the cabin. Alyssa suddenly felt like Dorothy along withtwo cowardly lions approaching the wizard. The cautious music from the movie played in her befuddled brain.
Yep, she was losing it.
Puffs of smoke shot out of the chimney and she wondered if Adam would turn around and run.
Maybe the wizard would grant her deepest wish.
Freedom . . .

About the author
Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up


Friday, September 28, 2012

Book Review: Krishna's key by Ashwin Sanghi

Title: Krishna's key
Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher: Westland
Price:Rs 250
ISBN: 9381626685
Genre:Historic fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5
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"Lack of evidence does not imply lack of existence. In 1610 there was no evidence of the sun being at the centre of the solar system.. Five years later, the Roman Inquisition tried Galilieo for proposing such a preposterous theory.... Did it mean that the solar system, as we know it today, did not exist?A few hundred  years is all that it takes to accept new evidence." (p-14)....

Ravi Mohan Saini popular Professor of History of Mythology at St. Stephen's College in New Delhi, is arrested on the charge of murder, he is taken aback as murdered Anil Varshney happens to be one of his best friends....Varshney had handed over a seal,just before hw was murdered, this seal was one among the four, together constituting The Krishna's Key..Other keys are with Devendra Chhedi, the genetics expert, Dr. Nikhil Bhojraj , Professor Rajaram Kurkure..Varshney's unfathomable death has made Saini the prime suspect...Saini had promised to guard the seal with his life, escaping police custody he rushes to other three only to find that the hunter is always one step ahead of him making the whole a thriller game...The murder weapon carries Saini's initial is only deepening his whole array of list of trouble. His time is running out of  time, retrieving the seal and key now seems bigger than a Himalayan task..

From the beginning of the novel,you get the feeling of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code.. Though it may not be fair to compare both yet you cannot shake off the similarity that they bring in....The readers can enjoy Krishna's key in a different plateau all together...Sanghi has done great research for this novel and that comes across beautifully without putting off the readers from sanskrit jargons...Sanghi has intertwined many known facts and unknown myths to take the novel ahead..Even when I could predict the next turn along the story,the book kept me interested with all the rich Indian myth...For a person foreign to Indian mythology like Mahabharata, and verses of Sanskrit, Sanghi has run a story parallel to give the readers a glimpse of who, what, and where....

I love it when Indian authors go ahead and take such storyline for their novel...The avatar of Krishna in Kaliyug is also painted well..Details of Vedic age and its relevance in modern era is done to perfection...Indian myth with a thriller suspense cocktail was a heady mix for me, yet all along you miss the otherwise awesome writing of Sanghi that you got to read in his earlier book Chanakya Chant....If Sanghi could do something about the loosening of the plots towards the closing of this book , we would have had a super blockbuster...My only problem with the novel was when the whole story that was headed to a higg five suddenly made its turn to Taj Mahal and somehow I felt the author lost the depth from then on....Still I wanted to read on to know what was in store...Though Saini would take on the first place among the favorite characters, both Radhika and Priya went well with me highlighting the brighter and greyer part of life....With all pretension gone the novel ends well...Through Saini, all about different aspects of Indian myth and history comes across well..Saini's love of history is quite contagious as is the dedication of Radhika towards her work...
This book is for anyone who loves historic fiction and Indian myth....

Book 23 for SAC

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Thursday, September 27, 2012


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Book Review: Torn Together by Emlyn Chand : Blog Tour

Title:Torn Together
Author: Emlyhn Chand
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1622531981
Genre: Literary fiction/ woman's fiction
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Source: Review copy

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From her cheating boyfriend to her dead father and cold, judgmental mother, Daly knows she can’t trust others to be there when it counts. This cynicism begins to melt away when she meets Kashi, a light-hearted charmer from India, who decides he cares too much to let her fade into the background of her own life. After a series of false starts, their quirky romance carries them to India, where Daly must win the approval of Kashi’s family in order to seal their “forever.”Meanwhile, Laine struggles to cope with thepain of early widowhood, fleeting into the pages of her well-worn library and emerging only to  perform her duties as a social worker at the crisis pregnancy center. Althought her daughter wants nothing more than to work as an artist, Laine doesn't know to redirect Daly to a more suitable profession without further damagig their tenous relationship....Can Laine look past her pain to learn from an unlikely mentor? Has Daly finally found someone whom she can trust? Will the women recognize their common bonds before the relationship is broken beyond repair?

Loss of a person you love  can leave one devastated, some overcome those disaster becoming strong for good, while some shut them up in a shell ,away from others help and reach there by inviting more suffering to oneself..Torn together is a beautiful example of people coping up with loss, giving in to catastrophe of destiny and life and overcoming them....
Emlyn's strength is in making the character very real..Emlyn paints sharp contrasts of attitude through characters, Liane absorbs into her shell , shooing away her daughter becoming stranger ...Loss of Oliver brought different strokes in his family, Daly chose her art- painting to get away from it, while for Liane his wife it was books and charity center...But none face it but letting the pain eat them up...There are few tale that stays on even after  reading this one is a sweet one with lot of depth and life into it..

Daly is an aspiring artist with a real talent in painting, pencil sketch while her mother Liane has plans of getting into some professional course, real thing she calls it...Torn apart from her mother after her fathers death , mother and daughter share a chemistry that of strangers, they avoid everything in their hands to be with each other, only if they knew that it takes two people to make a relation, they would have been in a better swing altogether...A cheating boy friend caught red hand only makes Daly's life worse...Meghann a pregnent teenager enters the life of these women  showing Daly and Liane how to cope with adversity with dignity and faith...When Akash Malhotra, Kashi a handsome , charming young man becomes Daly's soulmate in a short span , Daly learns to live life in moments of life... Kashi tells Dally that life goes on no matter what, and ironically Dally is faced with that twist of fate but this time she knows how to handle it without being hard on her..

When Kashi and Daly are the focus of the plot it is warm to read them, be it an unlikely romantic place such as Zoo or finding Dally's space in Kashi's family...Kashi brings the best in her making her see the good part of life in spite of the grey..Liane who reaches out to other girls in the center helping them to overcome their trouble fails to reach out to her own daughter, yet she stands by her daughter when she needs her by the closing of the novel...Kashi's family in India and their reciprocation to Daly showed beautuful example to highlight the contrast of culture and tradition... Emlyn amazingly accompanies nature draw parallel to human mood brightening the horizon like a warm mid spring day...Rage, disappointment, hatred are part of human emotions yet if we can have a grip over i,t they would help us to be a better person..This book is a wonderful read for anyone who loves to read..Just sit back and relax...

Book 22 for SAC

About Author
 Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand(true story)..When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity...Best known for her YA novels, she is also developing a small but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well...Emlyn enjoys conecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in exixtence. Visit for more info.Don't forget to say hi to her son Conure Ducky!!!!


Disclosure: I am a member of Reading addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me for my honest opinions..
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