A Passionate Romance
More Than Just Desire
The Bollywood diva who ran away
Piya walked out of an explosive situation three years ago. She married Arfaaz for security but left him facing chaos she created. Now she's back in Bollywood and searching for the crown she gave up when she ran away. In the competitive world of starry glamour, the only way she can begin her career anew is to trash the past and get a divorce.
The man who wants her atonement
Arfaaz is determined to get his revenge on Piya for making a farce of their marriage and leaving him to face the mudslinging. He forces her to keep up the appearances and stay with him so she can play the loving wife and repent on her sins. But Piya drives him crazy with her antics. On the top of that, the attraction between them sizzles and threatens to make him forget reason.
A passionate conflict
Piya knows she has lessons to learn but she cannot let this man enter her heart. There is too much to risk and she cannot afford to forget the real reason she has come back. Success is her mantra and her worship. She can be faithful to only her goal...
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Summerita Rhayne writes contemporary and historical romance with lots of emotional conflict. She first got published in 2013 and has won contests with prestigious publishers such as Harlequin and Harper Collins India. She firmly believes if the inspiration is strong enough, the story characters will find a way to make the writer pen them down, even when writing time is in short supply. When cerebrally confronted with the sizzling interaction of two Alpha characters, the only way to get peace is write their book!
At heart, she's a family person and even though she loves her medical teaching profession, she happily becomes a homemaker when not at work. She loves winding down with music, romcoms, cricket (strictly watching only) and social networking.
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With You I Dance
Meera Sagar had everything—the perfect job as a principal ballerina (for a prestigious New York ballet company) and a man who loved her as much as she loved him. But tragedy struck on the night
before her biggest performance, forcing her to do the one thing she never wanted to do—come back home. To Mumbai.
Now, a year later, Meera is still trying to pick up the pieces, while fending off marriage proposals from her well-meaning but traditional Gujarati family, and figure life out all over again. By starting a ballet school in Mumbai. But she has two problems. One, she doesn’t know anything about running a business. And two, she can’t dance. Not anymore.
Enter . . .
Abeer Goswami. Hotshot junior partner at a South Bombay law firm and a man nursing a broken heart. When he meets Meera again, the woman who left him, he tries his hardest to be her friend, to help her . . . and not let the past get in the way.
And then . . .
There is the sexy Zoya Sehgal. Meera’s only friend in the city and the woman Abeer is currently seeing. They say triangles have pointy edges, for a reason. Will Meera find a new dream in her ballet school? Can Abeer and Meera find their way back to each other again? And, most important, has Meera danced for the last time?
With you I dance is a warm, funny, at times heart-rending, love story of second chances, true love, and finding yourself when your dearest dream has vanished.
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Aarti V Raman is an established novelist in the romantic thriller genre (White Knight, Kingdom Come) with her third book, a contemporary romance titled “With You I Dance” out soon with Fingerprint Publishing.
29 years old, she graduated from Mumbai University in 2007 with a degree in Mass Media focused on Journalism, which provided her the perfect background for conducting sound research on any project. She then went on to study Creative and Professional Writing at Deakin University in Melbourne for post-graduation in 2008. It was there that she learned to hone her craft and lifelong ambition of writing romances that had strong characters and stronger stories that remained etched in the reader's minds.
While waiting for her big break, Aarti pursued commercial writing and gained a vast amount of knowledge (from fishing tackle to soft toys) that she claims have helped her with molding better stories. Her first novel "White Knight" was published by Leadstart in 2012 and gave her the impetus to continue writing. In 2013, her work was excerpted in the Tamil Edition of Mills and Boon novels. And in 2014, her short story "Post-Coital Cigarette" was chosen to be part of the Rupa Romance Anthology "An Atlas of Love" curated by bestselling author Anuja Chauhan.
Her latest novel "Kingdom Come" (Harlequin MIRA) has enjoyed a brief stay at the bestseller lists in Amazon India. Her work is represented by Red Ink Literary Agency, Delhi. And very recently, she was a speaker and panellist at the Goa Arts and Literary Fest 2014, Vth Edition.
She is currently expanding her skill set to include copy editing, content marketing, and creative writing workshop that help her explore the wonderful world of words in various forms.
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Color Me Rich
A sensitive love story of a handsome and talented struggling painter Akash Saigal. What happens when he marries an extremely rich and beautiful artist and art investor Zenobia Taraporevala?
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Mohan Deep, is an Indian author, painter and Feng Shui Master. Mohan Deep is the author of ‘The Mystery and Mystique of Madhubala’ (1996), ‘It’s My Life’ (Novel) (1997), ‘Simply Scandalous: Meena Kumari’ (1998), ‘Eurekha!’ – an unauthorized biography of Rekha. (1999), ‘Four Options’ (2000), ‘Feng Shui for the Bold & Beautiful, the Rich and Famous’ (2001) and ‘Nehru and the Tantrik Woman’ (2002). After a sabbatical of a decade, during which he touched upon the lives of people as a Feng Shui Master, he was back with The Five Foolish Virgins( 2013). Mohan Deep is arguably the only Indian author to write what is often described as controversial, unauthorized star biographies in India. Columnist- journalist and former editor of 'Illustrated Weekly of India', Khushwant Singh called him 'a truly gifted gossip writer'. “The maverick writer”, like columnist-reviewer-poetess.
Tara Patel described him has also been called William Goldman of Bollywood’s stars (By Behram Contractor, the Editor of Afternoon Despatch & Courier) (Source) Kitty Kelly of India (By R K Bajaj, the Editor of ‘The Daily’). Interestingly, almost every book he has wrote/penned has invited controversies for its bold content.
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Right Fit Wrong Shoe
Right Fit Wrong Shoe, begins at a point where all love stories end. The tale weaves around Nandini and all that is important to her, with two contenders gunning for the top spot; Aditya Sarin and Sneha Verma.
Aditya Sarin, the man Nandini is madly in love with, yet compelled, for some unsolved reason to shun. Aditya, on his part, in the past declared Nandini to be a ‘millennium bhehenji (conservative girl)’ and ‘lassi (yoghurt drink) in a wine glass’. Yet he fell for her . . . hard! However, some mysterious episode caused the lovers to, acrimoniously, part.
Now, Aditya is back in Kanpur, all his guns blazing (the real and the imagined), determined to devastate her life. Fortunately for the readers, and unfotunately for Aditya, Nandini is determined not to‘bite the dust’ oh so quietly. Wonder, in the battle royal, who wins or who loses it all?
Sneha Verma, the other contender, is Nandini’s BFF, that one friend who knows us better than we do. The one we trust more than Stayfree or Clearasil. Sneha maybe headstrong, hammer fisted and stern mouthed, but for Nandini, she will willingly stand in the path of imminent lightning bolt or a nasty tornado, even if it’s named Aditya Sarin. In standard X, Sneha took Nandini under her wing and that equation hasn't changed much. Sneha, a recent wife and even more recent mom, appears to be fighting some unknown demons of her own.
Right Fit Wrong Shoe, observes and opinionates the society, affected and amused. It fleetingly touches on issues; fleeting as watching discourses (courtesy Astha Channel), is trendier and quicker, than reading them.
The book is an AAA (anytime, anywhere, anyone) read. It promises to make your day better, and a bad one not any worse.
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Varsha Dixit, the best selling author of four successful contemporary romance books. Her debut book, Right Fit Wrong Shoe was a national bestseller for the year 2010. Varsha was a part of the Indian Television Industry and worked as an assistant director and online editor. She considers herself a dreamer who thinks deep but writes light. Even though creativity is gender free, Varsha feels blessed and enriched to be a woman. Currently, with her family, Varsha resides in CA, USA.
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GENRE: Fiction - Thriller
NUMBER OF PAGES: 398
SERIES / STANDALONE: Roma Underground #4
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of Italy Book tours. Thanks guys.
Yet another good thriller from this writer. Set in Naples, the story is majorly about the famous (or Infamous may be!) Italian mafia – Camorra.
With one of the prime characters going undercover, the readers are treated to the ruthlessness of the Mafia. That part of the story felt so realistic that at one point I felt that the writer must have either been a victim or must have had an Italian or simply must have done his research well. Finally we get to know the “face” behind bianca’s online friend Loki. That part of the story however wasn’t really up to my expectations and was bit of a drag.
The story provided a rather different insight about Italy as such. Reading about how the mafia actually impacts the lives of common people is a bit appalling and sad. Italy has forever been in my buck list of places to visit. Reading about the other side of the country gave me a different perspective.
Just like the previous books, the writer added that extra layer of characterization over the base character sketch that he had developed in the first book. The writer seems to be an expert in “group” characterization. As in each character seem to behave differently as an individual but differently as a group. This added a depth to the story. In short, the book was a fantastic read.
MY SAY: A well written thriller.
BOREDOM QUOTIENT: 1/5
OVERALL RATING: 4/5
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GENRE: Fiction - Thriller
NUMBER OF PAGES: 366
SERIES / STANDALONE: Roma Series Book #3
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy from the writer as a part of a book by iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thanks guys!
Being the third book in the series, I had grown accustomed to the writer’s style and knew what to expect. Undoubtedly, the story exceeded my expectations again. This book was a bit different from the first two. The writer detailed Italy’s political history and its struggle with Mafia. I’ve always been enchanted by this country’s culture, reading about the politics and the mafia through this story was pretty insightful.
This part of the series follows Bianca’s “adventures” back in Italy. She is back with her “boyfriend” Dante. In this story though, Farrugia is the actual star. The story at one points turns all about him and his history with the Mafia. A college student is murdered during his meet with Bianca who seems to be investigating yet another financial scadal of sorts this time. Loki, her online friend warns her to stay away which obviously doesn’t obey. Things take a nasty turn when another murder happens, one that has a potential to end Farrugia’s career. What follows is a story of Farrugia’s “Fate”.
With slick writing, this book was an interesting read. Politics and history are potentially snore worthy combination if not present properly. The writer surprised me by presenting both the subjects in an interesting manner. The historical and political part of Italian Mafia blended well with the story, making the story a over all well written read. Given that I’m already acquianted well with the characters, this book was a comfortable read for me. Yet, the writer did manage to surprise me by bringing out different shades in the core characters. For instance, Bianca seemed a bit edgy and has trust issues. It felt a bit comical when Farrugia takes up Yoga to relive his stress.
MY SAY: Yet another perfect thriller by this writer. Not surprising at all!
BOREDOM QUOTIENT: 1/5 (Lower the better)
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AN AUTOGRAPH FOR ANJALI
#AAFA : a Romantic Suspense
Jayant Mathur is found murdered in his bed, shot at point-blank range with his own revolver. Though she’s extremely disturbed by his death, Jayant’s wife Anjali is way more upset about something else. Who stands to gain by killing the multi-millionaire businessman?
Parth Bhardwaj is a friend and neighbour of the Mathurs. Parth is an author who goes by a pseudonym. He appears more than a friend to Anjali; while he’s also on good terms with her son Arjun who lives and studies in the UK. What role does he play in Anjali’s life? Jayant’s relatives are curious to know.
Jayant’s brother-in-law Rana is convinced that Parth and Anjali are the murderers. But Inspector Phadke has his own doubts about this theory. In comes Samrat, the private detective who appears as quiet as a mouse. Will he be able to find the murderer?
Will Anjali find happiness and peace?
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An Autograph For Anjali is the sixth book authored by Sundari Venkatraman. This book is a romantic suspense. Other published novels by the author are The Malhotra Bride, Meghna, The Runaway Bridegroom and The Madras Affair – all romances. She has also published a collection of romantic short stories called Matches Made In Heaven. All of Sundari Venkatraman's books have been on Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers in India, USA, UK & Australia, many times over.
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Tales of Everyday Divas
CURATED BY: Incredible Women of India
PUBLISHED BY: Readomania
The Stories in the Anthology are...
1. Built From The Ashes â Radhika Maira Tabrez â Life brings widowed Nikita at the doorsteps of her estranged in laws where she finds a new meaning to life.
2. Itâs Not The End â Kirthi Jayakumar â A fresh start changes the foundation of what might have been the beginning of a bright future. But itâs not the end.
3. She Chose To Live â Debosmita Nandy â She shines even when she is betrayed by love, uprooted from home and misunderstood by all.
4. Bidisha â Paulami DuttaGupta â Insurgency tore her life apart, will Bidisha be able to forget her past?
5. The Drug Addict â Santosh Bakaya â A 19 year old turns to drugs after her parents death in a Mine blast, this story shows how she turns over a new leaf.
6. Safe Passage â Sanghamitra Bose â She survives extreme betrayal and is determined not to let it happen again.
7. The Bride â Esha Chakraborty â âThe Brideâ toasts to a new beginning!
8. Dear Rangamaâ¦ âSutapa Basu â An 18 year old bereft of family and friends, navigates her and her unborn childâs life defying all malignant forces.
9. Unfound: Searching For Home â Vasudha Chandna Gulati â Can a child with two sets of parents still feel alone? It is Riddhiâs search for a place to belong.
10. The Journey of Two women â Deepti Menon â Two Divas on divergent paths dare to dream, defy the world and carveout their entwined destinies!
11. A Second Chance â Arpita Banerjee â A girl pays for her innocence once, but becomes strong enough to avenge a betrayal, second time around.
12. Dharmambhal â Bhuvaneswari Shivakumar Shankar â Can one ever recover from the trauma of domestic violence? A namesake finds courage from an inspirational story.
13. The 40s â Ramaa Sonti â Story of a woman craving for love and attention, one who falters, yet takes the situation in her stride with the virtue of her wit and determination.
14. Amlanation â Anirban Nanda â An acid attack, a play of fate, the emotional trauma of both the attacker and the victim.
15. Please Leave Your Sex Outside â Aashisha Chakraborty â What made a woman a top automobile entrepreneur of the country?
16. Tara â Geeta Negi â A simple girl from a remote hilly village discovers her womanhood while standing firmly against patriarchy.
17. Anjali Chakraborty â Tanushree Ghosh Dhall â A woman who is neither a mother nor a wife epitomises love, sacrifice and support.
18. Yamuna Maaâs Hand â Mahesh Sowani â Two patrons, one rich another poor, use their funds to support poor women to be independent.
19. Once, For a Change â Moinak Dutta â A fashion designer proves her mettle by taking up a challenge.
20. Pregnant Dreams âSridevi Datta â A womanâs dreams and desires faces trials in the real world.
21. Second Innings of Ma â Namrata Chauhan â An exceptional bond between a mother in law and a daughter in law, proving women are soft but never weak.
22. Here I Come Benaras â Avanti Sopory â Is marriage the only identity of a woman? A widow in Banaras finds her identity amidst strangers.
23. To Be Or Not To Be â Paromita Mukherjee Ojha â An act of crime, a betrayal rips her life apart, now she must rise up to the test and face the realities of life.
24. Some Porridge and an Education â Sreesha Divakaran â Shanta leaves behind her village and her drunken husband to earn a livelihood for herself and provide education for her son.
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Rhiti Bose is a writer/blogger/reviewer who is also the founder and Chief Editor of the e-zine Incredible Women of India. She has a first class Masterâs degree in English Literature from the University of Madras. She has done her Teacherâs Training, PGCE from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and holds a Child Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling Post-Graduate Diploma from The School of Natural Health and Science, London, UK. She has 6 years of experience in Education/Training. She has spent two years working with The Refugee Council, Sheffield, UK mentoring and counseling Bangladeshi and Liberian refugee children.
Her works have been published in Femina, feminafastfiction.com, learningandcreativity.com, redomania.com and she is also a part of short story collection, An Atlas of love, published by Rupa. Her poems are a part of poetry collections Kaafiyaana and Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered.
When not reading, writing or curating stories for IWI, you can find Rhiti watching Bollywood masala movies, baking or playing with her children. She believes in kindness and love and hopes to spread the same through IWI. She currently resides in Bhubaneswar with her husband, daughter and son.
Rhiti also blogs at The Scattered thoughts of Mrs.Bose.
Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She has a Masterâs degree in English with a thesis in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her unpublished memoir Thwarted Escape has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews. She is an editor of Learning and Creativity, an e-zine for the literary and creative souls.
Her poetry, stories and essays have appeared at many print and online literary journals and anthologies both in India and the US. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Significant Anthology, Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered and Kaafiyana, published by Readomania. Her English translation of Rabindranath Tagoreâs novella The Broken Home is being serially published at CafÃ© Dissensus. She has received the Criticsâ Award at Destiny Poets International Community of Poets, UK and also a Certificate of Merit as part of the Reuel International Prize 2015 for Writing and Literature. Her husband is an IT professional and they have two beautiful daughters, Srobona and Sharanya.
Meet The Team
Tobias and Lauren have been together for four months since the end of Do You Want to Play. They’ve found rhythm in their relationship, but that rhythm comes to an abrupt stop when a body is found nailed to a cross inside Pious Church.
As they dig through possible suspects—from religious fanatics to resentful Satanists—they also find themselves reexamining their relationship, trying to figure out if two people with opposite beliefs can stay together. As time begins to run out for their kidnapped singer and the murders begin to pile up, they will have to find a way to resurrect what they had doubted and sacrifice what they had believed.
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About the writer
Charlotte Raine is a best selling suspense author. Charlotte gets inspiration for her writing from the scenic mountains around her home near Vail, Colorado.
When she is not writing you will find her after a long day of skiing at one of the many lodges in Vail. She will most likely be next to a warm fire, drinking a glass of wine and telling stories.
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The sealed box Teal finds in the street contains more than just a mystery...
What if to be with the man of your dreams…you had to give up your life? On the verge of losing her job, side-lined journalist Teal is forced to travel to the South Pacific to profile a powerful businessman. But with her almost-but-not-quite fiancé Bear discouraging her every step of the way, she may not be able to save her career or her relationship.
When corporate criminals invade paradise, Teal teams up with a former boxer turned marine-biologist to investigate. As she discovers the true intentions behind their new canning operations, she must either accept the plum promotion that will save her career or—with Perry—defend the island with more than her life.
Something in the Water, An Ocean Romance is available on Amazon.
About the writer :
Ben Starling is passionate about marine conservation and boxing, both central themes in his work. His interest in marine life has taken him across three continents over the past three decades. He is Oxford University's only ever quintuple boxing Blue (varsity champion five years running), was Captain of the university boxing team, and coached and competed until a few years ago. He is 6'3"and 192 lbs. Ben graduated with a Master of Arts and a Master of Philosophy. He was born in the USA but has lived in the UK since childhood. www.ben-starling.com
First of all, tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started writing?
I was always drawn to the power of stories to transport you to another world, expose you to new situations, thrills, people, challenges, loves…and the questions they pose. The legacy a good book leaves behind can last a lifetime.
Something in the Water was inspired by the loss of my partner at forty-five years of age to ovarian cancer, just thirteen weeks after her diagnosis. In the aftermath, an old friend challenged me to turn that grief into something positive.
Remembering a conversation with a charismatic Polynesian fisherman (I visited there once) about his people’s vision of death and the afterlife, I began to write. Through the written word, I hoped to explore and capture several extraordinary events that happened around the time of my girlfriend’s death. The novel and the series kind of took off from there…
Can you tell us about Something in the Water?
It starts off as a conventional love story but develops in an unexpected way. I foolishly set myself the monumental challenge of trying to address the ultimate question about love….
What I ultimately wrote was a combination of personal experience and research, including that conversation I had decades ago. You know how every now and then you discuss a subject with someone and you never forget what was said? Well, I always knew that particular conversation was important. I just didn’t know at the time where it would lead.
Does your inspiration come from anywhere else?
I owe a debt of gratitude to my late Great Dane (sadly is no longer with us). I’d just finished the first draft of the manuscript and I had a dream that she ate it. Shredded it in fact…with her tail wagging as I chased her around the room. A pretty obvious message, I thought, that the manuscript needed more work!
So you kept going?
When I woke, I took a deep breath, went for a long walk, and didn’t look at what I’d written for two weeks. I occupied my time swimming, running, weight-lifting and did some of my marine-themed art while I allowed my unconscious mind to unravel some plot problems and strengthen a number of scenes. Then it was back to work with renewed energy and creativity.
How do you create a character?
Most writers will tell you to look at the people you know, and then use elements of their characters. I wouldn’t disagree with this, but I also like my characters to be robustly independent of each other, so that their interactions are more entertaining. Once again, time is important – they need to be allowed to grow as the writing process continues.
In my first draft, I establish the core elements of a character and then, through subsequent drafts (yes, there were several!), I develop their quirks, passions, style of dialog etc.
Random question: Are you a good chef, Ben?
Afraid not. I do chuck things in a slow cooker and eat the bubbling mass at the end of the day. I admit to being bored of the same old favourites but the problem is, I’m too lazy to read cook books. It served me right when I was given a jar of black beans which I soaked, but didn’t know I was meant to cook. Some impressive stomach cramps!
What will your next meal be?
I’m eating while I type. The bag says “cashew nuts” on it, but we all know cashews aren’t nuts!
Where will you be ten years from now?
On a beach, holding hands with the woman of my dreams, staring out to sea, with a feeling, better, a conviction that we are turning the plight of the oceans around. There are things that can be done, but they will require a lot of work. It’ll be worth it though!
What can we look forward to next from you?
Something in the Water will be supported by a series of short stories that reveal the backstories of the major characters in this world. They are a varied collection of individuals, each of whom is pursuing their own agenda. I decided some time ago that it would be fascinating to explore their backstories at formative times in their lives—the times that made them the people they are in my novel.
The first in the series, Something in the Air, is available now free at my website as well as free on Kobo (also available at Amazon). It focuses on war hero Daniel Dragan, when he returns from Vietnam.
The second short story in the series, Something on the Fly, will be released in the Spring!
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Something in the Air –
Something in the Water – Chapter 1 begins…
New York, September
He didn’t look like the hotel guests, the business people, or the tourists. He didn’t move like them either.
He brushed past me as I climbed off my Vespa, stilettos in hand, outside the entrance of the Waldorf Astoria. Had he smiled at the radiance of my scarlet ball gown? Or was he amused by my battered Converse sneakers?
As a valet approached to take my scooter and helmet, I spotted my boss, Malcolm, waving hello from the lobby. He was approaching the glass doors that separated us when I noticed a small wooden box on the ground. Two steps later, I had picked it up. Who could have dropped it?
No one was close by, so I turned. The only man who’d passed me was already a half block away, gliding beside the cars that waited for the lights to change at the end of the block. Was it his?
What I knew for sure was that now wasn’t the time to be tracking down the little box’s owner. I should hand it in to reception and concentrate on the evening ahead. For a few seconds, I relaxed as I studied the hotel’s confident, soaring opulence—a world unknown to me before my arrival from Nantucket four years ago. The smooth texture of the box, however, drew my thoughts back to it. Was there something valuable inside? What if it did belong to that man, and he never returned to collect it? I turned the box over—and caught my breath.
“How on earth…?”
Malcolm emerged in front of me. “Hello, darling, you look absolutely—are you okay?”
I thrust my sparkly evening shoes into his hands, and hitched up my shawl. I was about to give chase when a convertible Ferrari lurched to a stop beside me.
“Going my way, babe?” its driver shouted, over the thrum of the engine.
But my dress was redder, and I got the better start.
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Nothing is more heart-warming than kisses from the pet who adores you and the man who loves you, so snuggle up with VALENTINE PETS & KISSES â an anthology of fourteen sweet romances from USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors â and strike the perfect mood for moonlit walks and candlelight dinners with your pet and sweetheart.
Check out descriptions and excerpts from two of the stories featured in the anthology!
Trembling Hearts - Suzette Riddick
Recluse Jason Carr is living in rural Virginia after an accident leaves him physically scarred. While taking a stroll and minding his business, the spunky Lezlie Sharpe literally crashes into his life, stealing the heart of his beloved pooch, Trooper. Now, forced to share living quarters, will Lezlie capture Jasonâs heart too?
Whatever smart aleck retort she had ready to sass at him died on her lips. The dog's owner was a mountain of a man. Her eyes traveled his entire length. He had to stand at least six-five with shoulders nearly spanning the width of the doorway he occupied.
She let out a long, slow breath. Lord have mercy he didn't have a shirt on. And those pajama bottoms were riding low on his hips. She tried forcing her eyes not to stare at the dark hair on his chest tapering down toward his pelvis. But failed miserably. Her bosom rose and fell with each breath she inhaled and exhaled. Her fingertips were itching to caress his golden brown, chiseled, tight abdomen.
She bit her bottom lip to keep from moaning as her eyes traveled up to his stony face. The faded jagged scar slashed across his right cheek gave him a dangerous, but oh so sexy look. She could tell at one time he was what her grandma referred to as âprettyâ boy handsome.
She continued to gape at him, her eyes blinking, wondering where in the world he had been all her life. The pain in her head was warring with the butterflies in her stomach.
The butterflies were winning.
Valentino, Be Mine - Tina D.C. Hayes
Kaylee Rose is thrilled when a neighbor moving out of the country asks if she'll consider taking in her teacup Yorkie, Valentino, but there are a few strings attached. When she finds out a man she can't stand is the other caretaker, she's forced to deal with the arrogant jerk until they decide who gets the pampered pooch permanently . . . or risk losing the dog to a heartbreaking fate.
Kaylee hoped punctuality weighed somewhere in their evaluation, because whoever Carter was, he or she was fifteen minutes late the last time Kaylee checked her watch. Not that she minded. It was a little intimidating to meet the other potential owner. What if Valentino liked Carter better?
As if he sensed her worry, the Yorkie wiggled around in her arms and licked her cheek again. She draped him over her shoulder, a position she knew from experience that he enjoyed, and nuzzled her cheek against him.
Something behind Kaylee caught Ruthieâs attention. A silly grin twisted her mouth as she threw her hand up in an exaggerated wave. Unless this Carter person was a complete moron, they were pretty hard to miss, since they were the only people in that part of the park.
âCarter, over here!â Ruthie stood and flapped her arms even more.
OMG. Either Pamâs personal assistant had finally lost it after years of dealing with her perfectionist boss or there must be a celebrity walking up behind them. Kaylee was afraid to look. She racked her brain for any movie stars named Carter but couldnât come up with a single one. From the blush on the other womanâs face, she was pretty sure Carter was a man, and if not a famous one, he must be drop dead gorgeous.
Valentinoâs tail wagged in Kayleeâs face as he barked his hello and squirmed against her shoulder. A masculine laugh sounded before Carter greeted them. âGood morning, Ruthie.â
Kaylee ran her hand through her hair and pushed a section of bobbed blonde locks behind her ear before she turned around to meet him.
Sunglasses hid his eyes, but she could definitely understand why the PA was acting like a teenage girl backstage at a One Direction concert. Carter was smoking hot.
Suzette Riddick is a wife, mother and nurse practitioner who enjoys writing romance novels with a touch of reality.
Tina D.C. Hayes writes romantic suspense and cozy mysteries while her pampered pooches and parrots stand guard against writer's block.
Tina D.C. Hayes
GENRE: Fiction – Humor/Satire
NUMBER OF PAGES: 94
SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy from the writer, Suresh C in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Debdatta for the introduction!
Humor and Satire are two highly unexploited genres. The so called best sellers list always have either thrillers or romance or paranormal only in them. Have people lost the ability to laugh or make others laugh? P.G.Wodehouse seems to have been the last writer who was insanely famous for his humorous writing and still continues to be so. Sadly he is long dead and there hasn’t been a proper successor of sorts. I think I might have found his successor albeit a “Corporate” version maybe. When this book came along for review I was absolutely delighted and lapped up to. To girl bound by the “corporate chains”, mocking marketing is like savoring a red velvet cake. This book indeed was my red velvet cake! (Not literally of course!)
For the first time, I decided to skip writing my version of the story in the review. The blurb does a better job and I am no humor writer. So check out the blurb of this book - here - before you read any further.
For a book that mocks the whole concept of marketing, the characters of the story were surprisingly well developed and built piece by piece. My favourite character was of course Spike, who reminded me of a certain someone from own life – the dumb guy who can’t even understand plain English. With immaculate sentence phrasing and writing as smooth as butter, the story turned out to be delightful read. Can you imagine Kotler-ish marketing strategies laid out is a Wodehousian way? Well, this writer did just that. I thought I was the only reader who thought so, until I was pleasantly surprised when a couple of other reviewers mentioned the same. This obviously implies the story effectively conveyed what the writer intended to. In fact, I got weird looks from people around me when I was reading this book as I was doubling up with laughter. Some people are simply blessed with a bigger funny bone and drop down laughing at the slightest hint of humor; I don’t belong to that category. Yet, there I was laughing my head off reading the book.The plot had me all pondering well after I finished the book. Such was the story!
MY SAY: One must read book!
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Ps. I NORMALLY DON’T GIVE OUT A 5, THERE IS ALWAYS ALMOST SOMETHING IN THE WRITING THAT TURNS ME OFF. THIS BOOK SEEMS TO BE FIRST EXECPTION. NO COMPLAINTS. NONE WHATSOEVER.
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NUMBER OF PAGES: 114
SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy from the writer – Sharath Komarraju in exchange for an honest review.
Short stories seem to be the “in” thing in town these days. Turns out this writer also caught up on this trend and managed to deliver a perfect book of horror stories.
Set in the fictitious village of Rudrakshapalem , the book is a collection of ten horror stories. All the stories have a paranormal element in play. Few of the stories were quite chilling while the others didn’t manage to make such an impact. My personal favorites were “The Milk is Sour” – A story which purely elaborates how guilt wrecks a person, “Peaceful are the Dead” – A story that combines values and folklore. One story which I couldn’t understand at all was “The Sitarist of Palem”- this story was a bit confusing. I felt the paranormal element at play wasn’t well executed. One story that totally stood out was “Dear House” – this story was narrated backward. As in,chronologically backward and completely spooked me at one point.
Overall, the way the writer built up the village piece by piece in all stories, reminded me of the village of Malgudi (from the book of Malgudi Days by R.K.Narayan), albeit a dark one. Obviously the writer managed to accomplish the intention of giving this eerie feel. It’s been ages since I read a book of this genre, needless to say, the narration, the plot and the characterization were good enough for me to enjoy the book !
MY SAY: A simple book that packed a punch.
BOREDOM QUOTIENT: 1/5 (Lower the better)
OVERALL RATING: 4/5
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Genre: Mystery, Humor
Jersey Shore broker Austin Carr wants out of the stock and bond business but un-hooking from his mobbed-up partner won’t be painless. Angelina “Mama Bones” Bonacelli is best known for professional consultations that deteriorate into criminal violence, breakfast appointments raided by the FBI and one particular Power Point presentation to a Jersey state racing commission that ended in automatic weapons fire. Good thing she likes Austin.
A former reporter for The Los Angeles Times, Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet's oldest websites for noir, crime and horror short stories. His Austin Carr Mysteries BIG NUMBERS, BIG MONEY, BIG MOJO and this fall's BIG SHOES are published by Down and Out Books. His short stories have appeared in A Twist of Noir, Beat to a Pulp, The Big Adios and Passages.
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The author is giving away 20 copies of his book, Big Shoes!
GENRE: Fiction – Mystery
NUMBER OF PAGES: 304
SERIES / STANDALONE: Music Lover’s Mystery #2
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy from the publishers – Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Thanks guys!
Mystery is a genre that I can never resist. I wasn’t able to resist this book as well when the publishers offered me a review copy. Not that I regret picking it up, but the story didn’t really impress me either.
Our protagonist, Midori has penchant for getting entangled in some murder investigation and end up in mortal danger. This time, it is the death or rather the murder of the Philharmonic orchestra’s patron, Mr.Major. Given that she was present in the scene, she is intrigued and begins her own private investigation. More than investigation, she sort of pieced in all the evidence and brainstormed a possible solution.
Though the story pretty much followed the typical sequence of events – the murder, the suspect list by the protagonist, the investigation and finally the murderer is caught. In spite of following a conventional story board, the book had ample twists and turns that were more character related than that of an event related. In sense, the more than the actions by the character resulting in a twist, the layering of the characters brought in more twists. Apart from the mystery element, the story also had a couple of romantic threads. Of course, the initial thread of that of Aaron seemed a bit less developed in this book. When I realized that this is the second book in the series, while looking up details to post the review, the lack of depth in that part of the story seemed justified. Also Midori’s relationship with her best friend JT seemed to lack depth. May be we would see more of it in the next book given that it is a series. Apart from these two wee bit minuses, other characters had the depth that was required for the story.
MY SAY: A pretty conventional mystery.
BOREDOM QUOTIENT: 1/5 (lower the better)
OVERALL RATING: 3/5
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GENRE: Fiction - Fantasy
NUMBER OF PAGES: 449
SERIES / STANDALONE: Oceanlight #1
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of iRead book tours! Thanks guys!
The first fantasy read for 2016 – Wasn’t disappointing at all, but was a wee little uncomfortable.
Our protagonists, Yalara and Einion are from two different worlds and seemingly forge a connection. Yalara, a sea sprite embarks on a journey to find her lost tribe-folk. During her journey she encounters a deadly blue haze which typically poisons her for a while. Having a narrow escape from it, she realizes that the Ocean is suffering from catastrophic environmental change. Our human character, Einion suffers from hemophilia. A man in white suit tries to murder him during one of his escape walks. He ends up forging a connection with his guardian sea sprite who looks over him. Together they try to find a connection between both their worlds for the greater good.
The first few pages of the book were a bit disorienting and I had to keep looking back to the glossary to understand lot of those fantasy terms that the writer had created. When the “human” part of the story kicked it, the story seemed more comfortable to read. Incorporating emotionally heavy subjects like coping with a disability, loss of a loved one, sacrifice and climate change in a fantasy fiction is a herculean task. This writer seems to have mastered it slowly in this first book of the series. This story though was all about character development and explaining the “basics” of the new world that he had created. This is truly vital as the book is the first in a series. More than character development, the writer also focused on relationship development which ultimately resulted in the perfect explanation of motives and aspirations of each of the central character. Though a fantasy book by genre, the “fantasy” world did have a lot of similarities to the real world in terms of politics played etc. The plot however was a wee bit vague, again, a typical for the first book in a series. Deft writing and proper character building made this book readable!
MY SAY: An unique read with a proper blend of realism and fantasy.
PLOT : 3/5
BOREDOM QUOTIENT: 3/10 (lower the better)
OVERALL RATING: 3/5
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The Other End of the Corridor
When your dreams are tainted with lies and deceit, you have no other choice but to walk to the other end of the corridor.
Leela has nothing extraordinary about her except the dream to become famous. Her desires take wings when she gets married to a handsome boy from a respectable family in Delhi. But her dreams are shattered even before they have a chance to take flight.
She happens to meet two friends from a long forgotten past, which infuses hope and opens new avenues to realize her dormant aspirations.
Leela delves into previously unexplored paths of deception and forbidden passions that only make her stronger.
In an attempt to rediscover herself, she falls in love with life and with herself but her life takes a sudden turn again…
No matter what, Leela will continue to chase her dreams.
Where does this journey take her?
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"The corridor, I was walking down didn't have a trace of illumination. I couldn't see the other end. But I kept moving and now, I realize that more than the light, you need the determination to keep moving, keep struggling for your dreams, for your existence, for your survival."
I had lived in a dream world all my life, always blaming the circumstances for my own weaknesses. I could never gather courage to stand up to circumstances. For how long would I keep blaming others for my own shortcomings. And for how long would I keep dreaming- my dreams never aligned with the real world; my dreams and real life never converged at any point. ‘I definitely had experience but only in building castles in the air.’
About the Author
Author’s profile :Sujata Rajpal is a Corporate Communication & PR professional turned a full-time author. She holds an MPhil degree in Economics and has studied Mass Communication from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She also writes articles and short stories for publications and journals. Sujata is a yoga enthusiast and enjoys being a Toastmaster. She currently lives in Mysore.
The Other End of the Corridor is her first novel.
RUKHSAT THE DEPARTURE
Where a story stops, another one begins. The thing with them is, they never walk alone. They always walk with a group of friends. Each reaches its own climax. Then with a final gasp of mortality and despair, fade away. No, they never die, they multiply. To the extent that the original gets lost and new ones are born. Over and over again. Yes, they get lost. No, they never die. They live on, permanently etched in the book of time. And from there, we borrow them and bring them alive. Again. And again. Here are twenty six of them, some standing alone and some chatting up with their long lost friends. When they depart, they leave a lingering fragrance of nostalgia and curiosity. What happened then?
Twenty-six alphabets, twenty-six names, and twenty-six short stories. Each exploring one unique emotion, taking you into the dark recess of the mind. Some frothy and most of them dark. Most standing alone and some facing a mirror, where the same story comes alive in two different ways, through two different protagonist . Meet myriad characters - from the single-minded prostitute to the man on the railways station bereft of any memory; a woman desperate for a biological child to a dead man's trial. Meet a jealous lover with a twisted brain and a gay man's memory of a one-night encounter. Meet twenty-six such characters arrested and sentenced for life inside the pages of a book. Each one leaving an indelible mark on your soul.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born to Bengali parents in Lucknow, I grew up in Patna where I finished my post-graduation in Psychology and ended up becoming a tour operator instead of a Psychologist! Which was
good since a Bengali born in UP and reared in Bihar does not make a great Psychologist! Am I now glad to be in tourism? It has taken me all over the world including places you would have never heard of. Eh? How about Tlacotalpan? It’s in Mexico.
Destiny had other plans as well so I became a reluctant healer. A crazy Shaman in Mexico set the ball rolling and it has rolled all the way to Delhi. Today I both heal as well as read Tarot cards. My wife thinks I am mad. My friends think I am weird. I guess I am both.
My first story was published in a magazine when I was seventeen. The Editor made such a hash of it that I stopped sending out my stories but I continued writing. Then I broke my heart and started writing poems; first in Hindi and then in English. All personal collection. They still remain personal. I do shudder when I read some of them! Then the short stories came back and written over two years - now is a collection.
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NUMBER OF PAGES: 349
SERIES / STANDALONE: The Bone Angel Series #3
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of France Book Tours
Historical Fiction is always a pleasure to read if the writer has a way with words. The story when written properly would have the potential to transport the reader to the period in which it is set. Time travel otherwise isn’t technically possible. I experienced that absolute bliss of time travel with this book.
Midwife Heloise, born a bastard, heals and tends to childbirths in her small town. Taunted by her status as a bastard, she resolves never to give up on her profession of healing and swears an oath on her mother who was a healer/midwife herself. Married to a handsome stonemason, Heloise’s future looks blissful until the gory disease of pestilence threatens to wipe out France. Fearing death, Heloise’s husband prohibits her to treat any pestilence patients. Torn between her husband and the oath she swore, Heloise is forced to make a choice - A choice that ultimately ends up impacting the life and death of her village folks.
With flawless and progressive characterization and each characters emoting to dot, the story was simply magnetic. I had to finish the book off! The writer managed to show all possible shades of a character along with all possible emotions. That is one absolute rarity these days. For some reason, writers tend to “write” actual history and facts in the middle of the story if the story in such a background. That is absolutely boring and results in one huge drop in the pace of the book. Thankfully, this writer really did no such thing. Of course, there was a bit of “history” but it was totally in context and essential to understand the story line. To satisfy history buffs who expect historical facts, the writer had an appendix that talked about the time period of which this story was set in. That made an interesting read for me. It is needless to mention, the writing was fluidic and simple. The only peeve point I had was with the pace of the story midway. I felt she gave too much importance to gory deaths that the pestilence caused, but however, I later felt that she did only to emphasize what risk Heloise was actually taking.
MY SAY: The perfect historical fiction!
BOREDOM QUOTIENT:1/10(lower the better)
OVERALL RATING: 9/10
Liza PERRATon Tour December 14- 23 with
Blood Rose Angel(historical romance) Release date: November 14, 2015 at Liza Perrat 349 pages ISBN: 978–2954168197 Website | Goodreads
SYNOPSIS1348. A bone-sculpted angel and the woman who wears it––heretic, Devil’s servant, saint. Midwife Héloïse has always known that her bastard status threatens her standing in the French village of Lucie-sur-Vionne. Yet her midwifery and healing skills have gained the people’s respect, and she has won the heart of the handsome Raoul Stonemason. The future looks hopeful. Until the Black Death sweeps into France. Fearful that Héloïse will bring the pestilence into their cottage, Raoul forbids her to treat its victims. Amidst the grief and hysteria, the villagers searching for a scapegoat, Héloïse must choose: preserve her marriage, or honor the oath she swore on her dead mother’s soul? And even as she places her faith in the protective powers of her angel talisman, she must prove she’s no Devil’s servant, her talisman no evil charm.
ABOUT THE AUTHORLiza Perrat grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where she worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years. When she met her French husband on a Bangkok bus, she moved to France, where she has been living with her husband and three children for twenty years. She works part-time as a French-English medical translator, and as a novelist. Since completing a creative writing course twelve years ago, several of her short stories have won awards, notably the Writers Bureau annual competition of 2004 and her stories have been published widely in anthologies and small press magazines. Her articles on French culture and tradition have been published in international magazines such as France Magazine, France Today and The Good Life France. Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in her French historical trilogy, The Bone Angel Series. The second – Wolfsangel – was published in October, 2013, and the third, Blood Rose Angel, is published in November, 2015. She is a founding member of the author collective, Triskele Books and reviews books for BookMuse.
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Linda Kovic-Skowon Tour December 14-18 with
French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley(Memoir, narrative non-fiction) Release date: October 3, 2012 at Dreamland Press 275 pages ISBN: 978-0988464018 Website | Goodreads
SYNOPSISFrench Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley, is the first of two books based on the author’s diaries. It’s 1979 and Linda needs to learn a language fast in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a flight attendant. Broke yet determined, she chooses French immersion and contracts to become an au pair for a wealthy family in the Loire Valley. Yielding to poor judgment, she lies on her application and claims to speak basic French, confident she’ll be forgiven once she arrives at the Château de Montclair. As she struggles to adapt to her challenging new environment with the hard-to-please Madame Dubois and her two incomprehensible children, Linda signs up and attends language classes at the local university. When she encounters Adam, a handsome young student, her life becomes more complicated—much more complicated—adding fuel to her internal battle for independence. Join Linda on her adventure of discovery and romance in an extraordinary part of the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHORLinda Kovic-Skow is a best-selling author in travel in France. Originally from Seattle, she currently winters in Gilbert, Arizona and spends summers on a boat in the Pacific Northwest Waters of Washington and British Columbia. She earned an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting in 1978 from North Seattle Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Seattle University in 1985. She has been married for 30 years and has two daughters. An enthusiastic traveler, Linda also enjoys hiking, boating, gardening and socializing with friends. French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley, was her debut memoir. The sequel, French Illusions: From Tours to Paris, recounts the rest of her adventure in France.
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More Than Just Desire
by Summerita Rhayne
The Bollywood diva who regrets nothing...
Piya walked out of an explosive situation three years ago. Now she's back in Bollywood and wants to regain the crown that she left behind when she ran away from Arfaaz. It seems everyone who used to idolize her has forgotten her. In the competitive world of starry glamour, the only way she can restart her career is trash the past and make some waves.
The man who wants her atonement..
Arfaaz is determined to get his revenge on Piya for making a farce of their marriage and then leaving him to face the mudslinging. He forces her to keep up the appearances and stay with him so she can play the loving wife and repent on her sins. But he finds Piya isn't so easy to handle. She drives him crazy with her antics. On the top of that the attraction between them sizzles and threatens to make him forget reason.
Conflict clashes with desire..
No matter how intense the passion between them gets, their ways are bound to diverge. Piya knows she cannot let this man find a way into her heart. There is too much to risk and she cannot afford to forget the real reason she has come back. Success is the only mantra she knows and really, all Arfaaz wants is revenge…
Meet Summerita Rhayne
Summerita Rhayne loves to write sensual and emotional romance. There's no knowing when some quirky - or sometimes even not so quirky - happening in daily life might trigger her right brain and then she's off craving a new story. She loves writing characters who learn and grow and find their way out of their troubles and emotional hang-ups. Hot, sensual heroes and sassy but sweet heroines mostly fit the bill in her stories. She also believes that a touch of humor never goes amiss in a book.
She divides her time between family, job and writing - and loves winding down with music, movies and the internet!
FROM THE AUTHOR OF WARRIOR, ANOTHER BOOK, ANOTHER GENRE - A ROMANCE.
If revenge was a dish best served cold, then French Adonis Guy Leguerec knew exactly what to serve treacherous and desirable Eve Watson…
Seven years after Louisiana, where Eve devastated his heart and ruthlessly wiped out his future, Guy finds her in Boston opening her first art showing. Now a wealthy and powerful shipping magnate, Guy lures Eve into his trap of seduction and opulence, intent on one thing only: getting revenge for her crimes.
When American artist Eve Watson sees the only man she ever loved enter the art gallery, and re-enter her life, she feels helpless terror and frenzied desire. Seven years ago Guy Leguerec had seduced her heart, exploited her body, and then discarded her. Against her better judgment she accepts his invitation, and once again they spiral into a maelstrom of irresistible passion, divinely rampant sex, and the brutal politics of unknown intentions…
Violently sundered by their volatile misconceptions, Eve flees Boston in emotional tatters, and Guy grudgingly lets her vanish, his revenge thwarted.
But destiny has planned otherwise: Eve has taken an art job in Paris, ignorant of the fact that the company is one of many subsidiary businesses belonging to Guy. Flung together again in an even more precarious position, Eve and Guy must war with each other and themselves, and confront seven years of misapprehension and malign manipulation. Greed, family vendetta, and deception have eaten away at the intimacy they once shared —
But is the truth enough to save their desperate, shipwrecked love?
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About The Author
Olivier Lafont is a French author, screenplay writer, and actor. His novel 'Warrior' was published by Penguin Random House, and was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize. He has just released his new contemporary romance novel 'Sweet Revenge' exclusively on Kindle. 'Purgatory: The Gun of God' is a fantasy novelette published in South Africa.
Lafont has written a number of feature film scripts before. The first film he wrote opened at the Toronto Film Festival and went on to win seven awards at film festivals worldwide.
As an actor Lafont has acted in Hollywood and Indian films, in TV serials, and in over 80 television commercials. He acted in '3 Idiots', one of India's all-time blockbuster hits, the critically-acclaimed 'Guzaarish', and the Lifetime film 'Baby Sellers', amongst other films.
Lafont graduated with two degrees in acting and writing from Colgate University, USA, with academic distinction.