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#BookGiveaway: One Enduring Lesson [OPEN]

Hi again! fellow readers. I have very fine reading treat for you before the holidays start. A very well written novel by Jamal Merchant: One Enduring Lesson.

I have 10 copies only.

You can read my review on the book here. I had the honour to interview Mr. Jamal Merchant.

*Eligibility Criteria:

  • Your mailing address must be in India
  • You have to retweet this Book Giveaway (this post) Giveaway Link on Twitter/Facebook (don’t forget to mention me on Twitter: @amanhimself and on Facebook @readaholicconfession)
  • On receiving the book you have to write and upload the review on your blog/Goodreads.com/Amazon.in
  • And lastly, do visit Mr. Merchant on Facebook (here) and share some of his post with your audience (also tag @readaholicconfessions such that I can verify)

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BOOK REVIEW: One Enduring Lesson by Jamal Merchant

One Enduring Lesson by Jamal Merchant
Genres: Fiction
five-stars

Pages: 280, Kindle Edition/Paperback
Published: July 2017, Rupa Publications
Cover Rating: 5/5

One Enduring Lesson by Jamal Merchant is a tale of reclaiming lost love. It is a tale of 27-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, Rahul, who arrives in Mumbai from London dreaming to achieve his goal of studying filmmaking. The city of dreams, Mumbai, from the start of his journey turns out to be a series of setback for him. From dark corners of streets being a professional rat-killer, finding a 9 to 5 beggar, Rahul finally settles to provide pleasure for the city’s rich women in exchange of money that is essential for his survival.

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five-stars

BOOK REVIEW: Messed Up! But all for Love by Arvind Parashar

Messed Up! But all for Love by Arvind Parashar
Genres: Fiction
three-stars

Pages: 176, Paperback
Published: 2017
Cover Rating: 3/5

Arvind Parashar’s latest work Messed Up! But all For Love is a story about love lost between two couples and themselves being tested by their own destiny.

Set in modern India, the story is about a couple, Gauri and Neil who used to lead a happily married life until a series of misfortunes create a void between them, thus, forcing them to pick their own separate ways. These series of misfortunes are displayed through flashbacks to a reader. Trust is often the root of relationships among humans and is showcased very well in this book in various forms.

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three-stars

BOOK REVIEW: If You Never try, You will Never Know by Sahil Mehta

If You Never try, You will Never Know by Sahil Mehta
Genres: Fiction
four-stars

Published: June 2017 by Notion Press

Cover Rating: 4/5

Sahil Mehta’s new book released earlier this year in the month of June is about an 18 year old protagonist who has left his home and arrived in a surreal city of Vihan. His motive is to pursue his dream of becoming a musician.

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four-stars

BOOK REVIEW: Mary Poser by Angel A.

Mary Poser by Angel A.
Genres: Fiction
three-stars

Pages: 478

Publication Date: 21 August, 2017

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Angel A’s Mary Poser: Butterflies and white lies as Bollywood comes to Nashville is set in Western town of Nashville (you should have guessed from the title) in which we follow the protagonist, Mary Poser, a 23 year old daughter of a Pastor, living a modest life,  falls in love with an Anglo-Indian Bollywood director. It tries to offer a recipe that combines fun, humorous, dramatic romance and bold life choices to make this an entertaining one.

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three-stars

BOOK REVIEW: The Fragrance of Rose by Chirajit Paul

The Fragrance of Rose by Chirajit Paul
Genres: Fiction
five-stars

Pages: 240 Pages, Paperback

Published: 2017

Cover Rating: 5/5

Plot is highly intriguing, one of the best I have read this year.

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five-stars

BOOK REVIEW: Spoilt for Choice by Poornansh Shrivastava

Spoilt By Choice by Poornansh Shrivastava
Genres: Fiction
four-stars

Pages: 210

Published: May 2017 by Half Baked Beans

Cover Rating: 4/5

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Spoilt for Choice by Dr. Poornansh Shirvastava is a different type of story. It’s a reincarnation of a teenage boy to a man through struggles and achieving one’s own dreams. This work of fiction is semi-autobiographical consists a story of a boy among 200 Riders who participate in motorcycle racing every season to conduct for the final round that leads to one champion.

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four-stars

BOOK REVIEW: Is it the last Call? by Tarak Koley

Is it the last Call? by Tarak Koley
Genres: Fiction
four-stars

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Published: 2017

Pages: 198, Paperback

Cover Rating: 5/5

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Abir a fickle-minded, aimless guy comes in acquaintance with Sunanda through facebook. Sunanda is totally different by nature from Abir. After spending few days in facebook they fall in love in spite of their social barrier. As Sunanda has never revealed her face before meeting to each other, Abir becomes speechless when he meet with her first time after two months of their relationship. Abir turns into a different guy, he starts to quit all his bad habit for the benefit of his relationship.

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four-stars

Author Interview: Varsha Dixit

THE WRITING PART

Q. Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Briefly, about yourself?

I’m bestselling author in contemporary romance with four published books. I think deep but write light. I have worked for several years in the Indian television industry as an Assistant Director and Online Editor. Currently, I live with my family in California, USA.

Q. What genre is/are your book(s)?

Contemporary and paranormal romance

Q. What draws you to this genre?

I like writing stories with humor and sizzling chemistry between the protagonists thus this genre.

Q. Briefly, what led up to last/new book? Also, Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.

Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right’ is the last part in my ‘Right and Wrong’ series.  The tagline for this book is, ‘Love is in the air again…this time it’s steamy, bold and manipulative!

Q. What was the time frame for writing your last book?

4 months

Q. How much research do you do?

I do not shy from research and indulge in it extensively. Research is what makes fiction sound real.

Q. Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?

I try to write at least 1000 words everyday and the maximum that I have written in one day are 3000 words.

Q. What is the easiest thing about writing? 

Writing the first draft. Where you basically throw your idea on paper.

Q. What motivates you to write?

My passion for story telling, the love of the written word and an over active imagination.

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Author Interview: Aditi Bose

Aditi Bose

THE WRITING PART

Q. Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Briefly, about yourself?

I’m a mother, a foodie, a traveller, a dreamer, an author, a book reviewer, a blogger. Phew! Too many things 🙂

Q. What genre is/are your book(s)?

Romance. And then more romance.

Q. What draws you to this genre?

It’s the most complicated and the most beautiful emotion to write about.

Q. Briefly, what led up to last book? Also, Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.

I wrote the last book when I was going through a tough phase in my life. When I started writing, I was clueless what the story would be about. It was more of “Let me write because it keeps my mind from thinking of sad thoughts.”

My Dream Man‘ is about changing relationship between a student and her teacher.

Q. What was the time frame for writing your last book?

I finished half the book in a few weeks and then there was along gap before the rest was completed. It wasn’t a writer’s block, but a phase where I wanted to shut out the world.

Q. How much research do you do?

Not much unless it’s essential. Somehow, the more research I get myself into, the worse the flow of the book becomes.

Q. Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?

No. None at all. I can’t work under stringent rules.

Q. What is the easiest thing about writing? 

It’s your creativity so there’s no one to stop you from saying what you want to say.

Q. What motivates you to write?

I don’t know if it’s motivation or not, but if there’s a thought that starts to play in my mind, I have to write it down. Often these leads up to stories or blog posts. (more…)


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