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Book Review: Quarter Life Crisis

Title: Quarter Life Crisis
Author: Anshuk Attri
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 304
Publisher: Maple Press

Rating: 4/5

Quarter Life Crisis by Anshuk Attri is a quick and heart touching tale of  two people in love and how they handle life's challenges and learn from their mistakes. It is a decent rendition of the confusions caused when faced with premature responsibilities and also of the chaos, as a result.

Prachur is a college student in love with Neera since his school days. They both belong to Shimla and the parents are aware of their relationship. Neera has big plans for her future whereas Prachur still lacks clarity, as far his career decision goes. Neera loves Prachur's poems and encourages him to write and make a career out of it. All is hunky dory when suddenly, their lives take a nasty turn when Neera finds that she is pregnant with Prachur's child. Although Prachur is not too sure what to make out of this new development, Neera is certain she wants the child. But would …

Book Review: The Concrete Goodbye - Being a Detective in a City of Superheroes can be Hell

Title: The Concrete Goodbye: Being a Detective in a city of Superheroes can be Hell
Author: W. H. Lock
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 216
Publisher: JDK Press

Rating: 3.8/5

The Concrete Goodbyeby W. H. Lock is a Crime/Suspense novel that doesn't fail to feed the curious minds. Of course, it is a little different from the others, it has an extra ingredient of superheroes which makes it all the more fun and exciting.
Jack Story is a private detective in Sterling City which also happens to be a city of superheroes. He is called upon to find the perpetrators behind the blackmail of Major Victory, a big shot league boss. His granddaughter is involved in a mess and if Major doesn't agree to their terms, it will be all out in the open. He is also investigating a case where a young emerging actor is blamed for a murder. But with all the superheroes around, Jack's work is not easy, to say the least. As he digs deeper into the case, he finds shocking evidences that could well be …

Spotlight: The Casanova's Wife

THE CASANOVA'S WIFE (Marriages Made in India Book #4) by Sundari Venkatraman

Bharat is the elder of the Maheshwari twins. Being a super model, he travels from Jaipur to Mumbai to Delhi, modelling for high-end brands and playing show stopper during fashion shows. Clothes, jewellery, glares, briefs – you name it and Bharat Maheshwari models for it.
Dia Mathur is a management trainee based in Mumbai. She’s surprised to find herself at an after event party hosted by a major fashion label, thanks to her best friend. That’s where she meets Bharat, completely unaware of his claim to fame.
Sparks sizzle and they get together instantaneously. But things fall apart when Dia realises that Bharat is quite the Casanova and might not make for a life partner. She disappears from his life... surface again two years later, at no place other than his family’s drawing room in Jaipur. Will the Casanova turn a new leaf? Or will Dia have to play second, third or fourth fiddle to every gorgeous mo…

Book Review: The Wise Man Said

Title: The Wise Man Said
Author: Priya Kumar
Genre: Fiction, Literature
Pages: 180
Publisher: Books That Inspire

Rating: 4.5/5

Finally! A review that I was eager to give to my readers. The Wise Man Said, by Priya Kumar, was one book that I had desperately wanted to read and when Priya Kumar's office asked me for a review of the same, I was thrilled, to say the least! After reading The Calling by the same author I was sure that this book, too, would help people achieve what they thought was unachievable. A lengthy bit of an introduction but well deserved nonetheless. Let's get to the review before I get carried away with my ramblings.

The book is about the many journeys made by Sammy, a billionaire, who travels the world eleven months a year. He goes from one place to the other, gathering knowledge and experiences, that he writes about in his diary. A wanderer, Sammy lets his intuition take lead to experience any adventure/obstacle, willing to even die in the process. His aim is to le…

Book Mention: A Well Placed Wish

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I lost everything, was shipped off to live with an aunt I barely knew, and was put to work cleaning her dilapidated antique shop. And then, I met Callum. Or should I say I released him? I was a socialite with a strong sense of entitlement and a lot of anger. He was a Dominant genie with a hard body and an even harder hand. It could never work. Could it?

About Allysa Hart

I am a full-time mom to a sassy, strong-willed, lovable little girl. Okay, so she is all me. I am on the wrong side of 30, and I have been married to my best friend for over eight years. Like most couples, we have our ups and downs, but I could not imagine doing life with anyone else by my side. We are Southern California transplants, currently residing in a very rural part of the east coast. I have two crazy dogs that I adore, even though they drive me out of my ever-loving mind, …

Book Review: The Sweet Oil Of Vitriol - A Tom Glaze Hit (The Tom Glaze Series Book 1)

Title: The Sweet Oil Of Vitriol - A Tom Glaze Hit (The Tom Glaze Series Book 1)
Author: Daniel Eagleton
Genre: Fiction, Crime, Thriller
Pages: 221

Rating: 2.5/5

The Sweet Oil Of Vitriolis the first in the Tom Glaze series. Published in February this year, the book is an action/crime thriller which, sadly, didn't thrill me at all.

Thomas is a Mossad agent and when a sanctioned mission fails terribly, he is ousted by his own organisation even after having risked his life. When Thomas realizes that not only is he the prime suspect in the case but is also blamed for the failure, he is desperate for a comeback. His handler Yakov, thus, provides him another chance. The head of the African Union, Jacob Okonjo, is the target this time and Thomas prepares months before by working undercover as a waiter at the hotel in London, where the Union head would be staying. But would months of doing repeated odd jobs and serving people waver his dedication to the mission? Would he lose his focus where the…

Cover Reveal: The Truth About Love Vol.3

☆.•°Anna Bloom Cover Reveal - The Truth About Love Volume III•°☆

When Eve Harris agrees to give billionaire playboy Cameron Wallis another chance, she didn’t anticipate finding herself in Paris living the dream. The chance to spend time with Cam away from gossip columns and the media is too tempting. But Paris isn’t the fairy-tale she envisaged and all too quickly, Eve realizes just how different her and Cam’s lives really are. 
Will Eve be able to overcome her own insecurities and wade through the Truth About Love to get the man and her happily ever after?

This beauty is being released 2nd August so if you'd like to read the first two books links are below:
The Truth About Love Book
The Truth About Love Volume 

Pre-order will be set up in the next few days.
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Author Interview: Sudesna Ghosh

Meet Sudesna Ghosh, author of the newly released Just Me, The Sink and The Pot. The book is a humorous but touching experience of an overweight girl and her struggles thereof.
Book Vue: Hi Sudesna and welcome to Book Vue. Please tell us a little something about your book. Sudesna Ghosh: Just Me, The Sink and The Pot is about one girl's battle with negative body image. She hates her body and deals with body shaming and this in turn makes her hate life and be miserable all the time. She wants what any teen girl wants like boyfriends and Valentine Day cards but her weight ruins it all for her.

BV: What prompted you to write on such a topic?
SG: I wanted to purge myself of my own negative experiences by writing about them and then I realized that I wasn't the only girl who faced these things while growing up.

BV: What is the best quality you like about the protagonist of your book?
SG: My protagonist can be sarcastically funny or just plain funny at times, even in the middle of being u…

Book Review: Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD - The Return Of Damayanti

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Title: Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD - The Return Of Damayanti
Author: Nisha Singh
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 450
Publisher: Partridge India

Rating: 3/5

Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Return of Damayanti by Nisha Singh is the second book featuring the detective, Bhrigu Mahesh. I received the book from Blogaddaas part of their Book Reviewer's program. Let me summarize the story for you and then we'll get to my thoughts on this one.

Bhrigu Mahesh, an ex policeman but now a private detective, is visited by one Nataraj Bhakti who hails from a village, Krishna Dwar. Bhakti fears that he is being haunted by the spirit of his dead wife, Damayanti. Hence he is at Bhrigu's door for help. Bhrigu and his confidant, Sutte, travel to the village known for its temples and are accommodated at Bhakti's large ancestral home, which is in a pitiable state. The haunting continue but soon a tragedy takes its place. A woman from Bhakti's family is murdered and as Bhrigu and Sutt…

Book Review: In The Name Of God

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Title: In The Name Of God
Author: Ravi Subramanian
Genre: Fiction, Crime, Thriller
Pages: 405
Publisher: Penguin Random House India

Rating: 4/5

A new release, In The Name of God by Ravi Subramanian, had my attention when the Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvanathapuram was mentioned in the blurb. Being my husband's hometown, I visit the city and the temple every year and have been updated about the "treasure" and "vaults" since the very beginning. But when you mix culture with a fictitious murder story, my curiosity just piqued and I ordered the book immediately. Couldn't resist!

The book begins with a jewelry heist in one of the prominent malls in Dubai. The perpetrators escape but leave behind a clue, leading the investigation to India. While in Delhi, the investigation is being followed, down south in Thiruvanathapuram, the wealth in the vaults inside the Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple is ordered to be audited by the Supreme Court and…