The Fifth Season by Rayna Dee | Author House



Name Of The Book: The Fifth Season

Author:  Rayna Dee

Publisher:  AuthorHouse

ISBN: 978-1-4817-1304-7 (sc)
ISBN: 978-1-4817-1303-0 (hc)
ISBN: 978-1-4817-1301-6 (e)
Library of Congress Control Number: 2013902105

Language: English

About the Book: Daman Rathore and Muskaan Goel are not, what one would call, a match made in heaven. They are two dissimilar people fated together! One, a romantic, is in search of her Prince. The other, afraid to love, tries his best to resist being that Prince and fails. Accepting defeat, he chooses to become her Prince and protect his Princess always -but he fails again. When the Princess is in dire need of protection, the Prince, blinded by his fear to love, deserts her. When he realizes his folly it is too late, and the Princess is far out of his reach. To get her back and reclaim his love, the Prince has several intimidating challenges to face. From her determination to never go back to him, to his ego, his temper, and his utter cluelessness of what true love is. On this road to redemption, he has to fight Suvedh, the man completely smitten by the Princess. He has to keep himself away from the dusky socialite Amaira, who with her mysterious aura, captivating eyes, and a body that is every man's sinful fantasy is willing to do anything to own the Prince.

About the Author:  A 24/7 mom, a wife, a loving one when need be, a winger in the corporate world, and between all this when time permits, an author! Leading an ordinary life working in financial services. Happily married, have two wonderful kids, and soon will have a new addition, a labradodle… a pretty successful career, and still  something missing…

When the author was little, about 8, She wanted to be an author, but then making a living happened, and soon when she turned fifteen and did not even remember that once she had such an ambition. It came back to her after many, many years, on one of  her cringe-inciting corporate winging session.

She is  not a pundit nor a philosophy major, nor English for that matter. The Author writes about life and love, the way she understands it, and then add a little mystery to it.


 Disclaimer: This is primarily a chick-lit, so if you end up reading it, do not say I did not warn you :)

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Review By Ketki Borgaonkar
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'The Fifth Season'... the title of the book and its cover design goes fabulously in a deep sync with its story line. The cover design metaphorically expresses the emotions from the story to be explored within the book.
Daman Rathore, a boy who has build his life from rags to riches. He lost his parents to ill-health at the young age of 12 due to their weak financial state. Rises in life with the help of his uncle and from then his major priority becomes 'money'. Stubborn and Arrogant in nature, Daman believes not even a little in love. He prefers keeping himself at a safe distance from it until he meets Muskaan Goel. Muskan is a very bubbly and a girl full of life. though her past has also a painful story to narrate but still it barely came on her face. A girl who believed in kindness, humanity and love. She was waiting for her prince to come down on a white horse with a 'baarat' blocking the traffic on the busy Delhi roads and take her along. But, fate had some other plans for the two.
And as Rayan says, "Daman & Muskan are two dissimilar people fated together!"
The Debut author Rayan Lee has a beautiful narration skill. the characterization of each character has put life to the 'names' from the novel. But, there were times when the in-depth description of situations and characters disturbs the flow of the story. Author often switches on and off from the present tract of the story that makes the reader be very attentive. Though not a complete untouched zone of the romance genre but well crafted story line, emotionally bounding and thoughtful. Has portrayed well the changing shades of any personality as per the situation demands.  
'The Fifth Season' romance fiction novel by Rayan Lee is a story of 'when opposites attract' a good read for the romance fiction lovers. Though the story is not a surprise package but with Rayan's engaging narration it makes a good read.

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Amazon India (Paperback and Kindle) - I'd push the kindle (a much cheaper and a greener option!)
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Onlinebookplace (eBook)


First You Plz By Nisha Thakur



Name Of The Book: First You Plz

Author:  Nisha Thakur

Publisher:  Power Publisher

Language: English

About The Author- Nisha lives in Navi Mumbai with her family. After completing her post graduation in Communication Management she worked as a copywriter with a reputed ad agency in Mumbai. She now works as a freelance copywriter cum screenwriter.
When she is not writing, she composes poetry. Apart from writing, she enjoys cooking being  a big foodie, reading novels, watching cinema and surfing the TV. She is a spiritual person and a follower of Vipasanna meditation. She believes in God, Karma and Karmic connections. By means of all the experiences of her life she has written her debut novel.
Nisha is presently juggling with freelance copy and screen writing projects. She aspires to be a known author and film writer.

Synopsis- First You Plz is a tale of an immature girl, Avanti. It is a story of her struggle as she deals with worries of first love. Her journey from realization of the sweet feeling she experiences these days is called Love- her First Love. It is a tale of her secretly nurtured dream and her silent prayer that he will propose her in a very romantic way. It is a tale of her desire that she wants him to say those three magical words to her first.

Although he hasn't shown much interest in her.

Still in her heart she keeps on praying, first you plz… It is Avanti’s journey of ups and downs of her first love and how she exhibits immaturity as she deals with anxieties of her first love.
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This is the very first e-book that i had read. whenever i got time traveling i made it a point to have a quick read of it on my tab.
The points i look out in the book whenever i read one is the language, simple the language, more brownie point it gets from me. First You Plz is an easy read. Nisha has that flair in writing by which one can easily connect to. Characterization specially of Avanti, and the friendship between Meeakshi, Rachna and Avanti is expressed well.
At times when reading  the book the immature character of Avanti comes on the nerves.  but after completig the book it seemed to me that this portray was required.
 Being unbiased
Plus Points: Small Chapters, Easy Read, and good characterization
Minuses - Grammar, some more editing  is required.

The Publisher has not his part here and must work on it. 

Overall this is a great debut novel by Nisha

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First You Plz Facebook Page : Like the official First You Plz Facebook page to follow the author and recent updates on the book. Link : www.facebook.com/FirstYouPlz

In Conversation with Rishi Vohra

About the Author

Rishi Vohra recently relocated back to Mumbai after completing a Green MBA from San Francisco State University and a Masters Diploma in Environmental Law, prior to which he had a successful career in the Indian entertainment industry.

Having been a guest columnist for various newspapers in India, he currently writes for delWine and is a Certified Specialist of Wine. This is his first novel.

Visit www.rishivohra.com for more information.

1. Congrats Rishi, Your debut book “Once Upon The Tracks of Mumbai” has now approached reader’s doorsteps. How are you feeling?

Rishi:  Thanks Rohit!  It feels great to have a book with my name on it out in bookstores.  But more than that, it’s the positive feedback from the press, bloggers, and readers, that has been uplifting.



2. Tell us briefly about your book for our readers?

Rishi:  The book follows the journey of a mentally unstable young man from hopelessness to hope.  Set in middle-class Mumbai, ‘Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai,’ is a fast-paced, entertaining read with a hero (in Mr. Kabir Bedi’s words) whom “you care deeply for.”



3. Are there any plans afoot to make a film out of the book?

Rishi:  Several filmmakers did express an interest, but things haven’t moved ahead yet.  I need to follow up on that.  I’ve been busy with the book and other things.



4. Can you share your experience with the publisher?

Rishi:  The Publisher was very professional and approachable.  They were always just a phone call away, and took the time out to answer my questions and guide me through the publishing process.  Jaico has one of the best distribution networks in the country, which helped me get the book out to readers all over.



5. The novel has a quite a few underlying themes if you read between the lines. What would you say is the most important message that the book sends to the reader?

Rishi:  Well Rohit, I wouldn’t want to brand the book into one theme.  Various readers have taken different messages from the book.



6. Was there an alternate ending to the story?

Rishi:  No, there wasn’t.  I was considering a more ‘realistic’ ending, but I believe in happy endings so didn’t end up exploring an alternate ending.



7. Tell us in brief what kind of support you are getting from your parents, relatives and friends?

Rishi:  My family and friends have been spreading the word around, mainly because they love and believe in the story.  In addition, they have bought many copies and have been gifting it within their circles on occasions and otherwise.  That was very touching.



8. Apart from writing, what interests you most?

Rishi:  I’m interested in wine, film, and social issues.  I used to be a filmmaker and have directed for the small screen and many stage shows, apart from working on several feature films.  Also, I’m certified as a wine specialist and like reading and working towards social/environmental issues.  I’ve completed a Green MBA and Masters Diploma in Social/Environmental Law.  Apart from that, I would like to spend more time with friends.  But, social media has replaced social interactions.  That’s sad.



9. Are you working on your next book?

Rishi:  Yes I am, Rohit.  It’s set in the film industry.  Though it’s a fiction, some of the characters are based on real people I have met during my time in the industry.



10. What kind of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?

Rishi:  I like reading all kinds of books as long as the story is interesting.  A book that I really liked was Scarred by Dionne Bunsha, an award winning journalist who covered the aftermath of the Gujarat riots.  The book features real accounts of people affected, and is shocking.  In addition, S. Hussain Zaidi’s books never cease to fascinate me.



11. Would you like to offer any advice to aspiring authors?

Rishi:  Read books that stimulate your mind.  And write books that come from your heart.


Thanks Rohit!  It was a pleasure chatting with you! 

Command Your Destiny by Ashok Gupta | Diamond Publication

Name Of The Book: Command Your Destiny 

Author:  Ashok Gupta

Publisher:  Diamond Books

ISBN:  9789350831502

Language: English

Price: INR 175

No Of Pages 272

About The Book :

"Through arsenals of fastest and practical most advance techniques and training, realize:

  • A indomitable and mentally, physically healthy personality laden with eternal peace, super joy 
  • Peak performance, excellence and behavioural mastery
  • Healing from the chronic diseases, allergy and AIDS, increased life span 
  • Control over adverse situation and severe pain without drug
  • Generative growth in self and loved ones 
  • Freedom from chronic addiction, objectionable patterns (repulsion, obsession, over eating, phobia, neurotic behaviour...) and mental problems (suicidal tendencies, internal fight…) 
  • Accelerated learning to become genius 
  • Goal directed unconscious management 
  • Ability for helping and coaching
Receive benefits despite having abnormal circumstances, traumatic experiences and emotional upheavals."

About The Author :

Ashok Gupta is consultant (Mental Health, Addiction, Learning), Certified Life Coach, speaker and trainer. With B.Sc, MA, Post Graduate in Graphology (handwriting analysis), he has Certification in Advance Quality Control System (Boeing, USA), and Advance Communication System (USA). During residency in U.S.A, he learned various latest psychological and learning models from world level authorities. Ashok Gupta has spoken in prestigious organisations, medical associations and conference. He has researched extensively on succeeding and surviving in the most difficult and inhuman circumstances.

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This is for the very first instance that iam reading a self help book.  i didn't have any knowledge of how to start off, so i just started reading this book, decided to read the book chapter-wise, each chapter a day and think about it, think what Author Ashok Gupta wanted to  convey.



When i got this book i was happy seeing the  quality of of print, the cover, as always diamond books has maintained the quality of its books and are improving it as well.



This book informs about the conditioned thinking which is very prevalent in our society. The book clearly explains the conditionings which we are subject to in the journey of life from childhood to adulthood. The journey of life is different for everyone. Author here has tried to cover all the major aspects of it. Written very well in terms of explanatory language which is simple and easy to read.

The best part of this book is that the Author has begun each chapter with a quote, which summarises the chapter in brief, its like when you read the quote in the beginning to the chapter you feel to read the entire chapter in a single go.

The Author Ashok Gupta has intensively worked on the background while scripting this book which is quite evident in the read.

Author Sums up the book with

Remember for Never Ever Giving Up No Matter What

1. Never giving up is an attitude and mental state, which can be learned and conditioned by every ordinary mind. No sooner you will decide for it, you would never give up.

Mental Conditioning depends as per me is the conditions and situations you have been put in which is different from person to person, situation to situation and condition to condition. It is this when you have been put to your limits the best in you comes out.

Overall a good read and surely can be used for future references by many.

Recommended book by Book Review Forum  
 

Once Upon The Tracks Of Mumbai by Rishi Vohra | Jaico Publishing House

Name Of The Book: Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai  

Author:  Rishi Vohra

Publisher:  Jaico Publishing House  

ISBN:  9788184953053

Language: English

Price: INR 175

No Of Pages 272

About The Book: Autistic. Schizophrenic. Psychotic...

They use these words to describe Babloo the doctors, his family, his teachers everyone except Vandana. She treats him the way he wants the world to see him.

Mumbai the city that defines his ultimate desires. Will it allow him the love and normalcy he so craves?

Vandana yearns for a soul mate to rescue her from the confines of the Railway Colony they all live in. Is she looking in the right place?

Rail Man a fearless, real-life hero who succeeds in doing all that Babloo secretly wishes to do is Babloo his inspiration or is it the other way around?

A random twist of fate on Mumbais endless, serpent-like, jangling local train tracks ties all these characters together in a complex weave of love, heartbreak, and courage.

Babloo draws the reader into his fascinating, heart-rending journey through the twisted, choked lanes of Mumbai, into an open space where he can finally exhale, be born again.

About the Author
Rishi Vohra recently relocated back to Mumbai after completing a Green MBA from San Francisco State University and a Masters Diploma in Environmental Law, prior to which he had a successful career in the Indian entertainment industry.

Having been a guest columnist for various newspapers in India, he currently writes for delWine and is a Certified Specialist of Wine. This is his first novel.

Visit www.rishivohra.com for more information.

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This is for the very first time that i have come across a novel that revolved around protagonists with mental ailments. Dyslexia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia

The protagonist, Babloo, is a psycho and does insane things, though he believes all his deeds to be logically justifiable and we, as readers, still admire his way of doing things and his pattern of thoughts. The female lead, Vandana, is a responsible and sensible lady who leaves no stones unturned to make sure that others do not see her as ‘that kind of girl’ and still falls prey to the ‘bad guy’ Sikandar, a local cable operator, who makes romantic advances towards her in order to win a challenge in which he is required to ‘screw’ her.

I must say that the book was a promising read. It is recommended to all those who are bored of the ‘love stories’ and want something for a change.
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Some Reviews by Famous Personalities

Prahlad Kakar
AdFilmmaker, Restaurateur, Scuba Diving Enthusiast "A man who lives in the wild fantasy of his mind. Shy, introverted and ineffectual. Surviving in the unforgiving landscape of Maximum City - Mumbai! Until one day, when fantasy and reality collide, changing his life forever! You'll find bits of yourself in this book.."

Kabir Bedi
International & Bollywood Actor, "Cavaliere" (Knight) of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic "Once Upon The Tracks of Mumbai" is a fresh, well-plotted, human story about love against all odds in middle-class Mumbai, with a "hero" for whom you care deeply. It's an entertaining read!"

The Afternoon
"A nice and interesting story with lots of middle-class values and happenings, with the good trying to overcome evil."

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The author has a website where you can find more information about the book and contact him directly for any feedback/suggestions you may have.

www.rishivohra.com

Life is always aimless.....unless you love it by Ratnadip Acharya | Sristhi

Name Of The Book: Life is always aimless.....unless you love it   

Author:  Ratnadip Acharya

Publisher:  Sristhi   

ISBN:  9789380349831

Language: English

Price: INR 150

No Of Pages 232

About The Book : Do we you really know how much courage is required to listen to our own heart?

Meet Akash, an young engineer, who dreams of becoming a writer. But all his works meet with is rejection from publisher. Will he ever be rewarded for listening to his heart?

Smitten by wanderlust, adventurous Sandip does not care much about career, marriage or making a family. How will life treat him for listening to his heart?

Possessor of a charming personality, Chirag, has a deep perchant for women. But deep down the motherless Chirag is temibly lonely. What is in store for this vulnerable young man?

Maria Fernandez is a lonely and a less-than- looking young girl who firmly believes that possossing a tender heart is enough to make her world beautiful. Will ruthless life shatter her belief?

As their life got seamlessly inter-wined with many others they realized that Life is Always Aimless .... Unless You Love it.

About The Author :

Ratnadip is a well-trained street magician and has performed street magic at many parts of the country. Graduated from NIT, Jamshedpur as a electrical engi- neer Ratnadip stays in Mumbai. He loves travelling and his fa- vourite destination is the Hima- laya and its foothills where he has spent many days of his life.

Over the years he learnt many esoteric spiritual practices which are very close to his heart. Writing fiction is his passion for many years. He had contributed many inspiring write ups in different collections of chicken soup for the soul. His short stories were appreciated by many read- ers in India and abroad.

Life is Always Aimless is his first published complete novel.

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Hitler And the Decline of Shah Dynasty With A Romantic Twist by Evangel Athial | Mahaveer Publishers,


Name Of The Book: Hitler And the Decline of Shah Dynasty With A Romantic Twist

Author:  Evangel Athial

Publisher:  Mahaveer Publishers

ISBN:  9788183520799

Language: English

Price: INR 125

No Of Pages 168


About the Book:  "His astounding sway over the masses, the victories and conquests against all odds, the appalling viciousness and cold-bloodedness, and the total lack of remorse even at the doorstep of death are proofs of this supernatural aid and influence."" He said.

My eyes were still fixed at the ice walls.

""Also, this was the only reason he wouldn't marry Eva Braun in spite of her repeated requests."" He said after some time.

""What has this to do with marriage?"" I asked.

""A lot: as you know, a Christian marriage is solemnized in a church by a priest. Hitler knew he could never stand before the altar, in the presence of God.""

""But they were married before their death."" I said.

""Yes, and no: the so called marriage performed on the morning of April twenty nine, nineteen forty five was an eye-wash. The man who married them, Walther Wagner was a minor official of the Propaganda Ministry who had no authority to solemnize marriages. Even in death, Hitler had no pangs of guilt in being deceitful to the innocent girl who had been loyal to him throughout."" He said.                    
 For the first time, I felt sorry for the Dictator's mistress of sixteen years."


About the Author
The author is a newspaper columnist and visiting faculty of Communication Skills and Personality Development. Apart from a ridiculously absurd passion for writing, he likes wild drives in fast cars through the Himalayas; has always been fascinated by mysteries, cries a lot and eats anything. This is his sixth book.

Born in Kathmandu, reared in Kerala, presently surviving in Madhya Pradesh the guy is a little confused about his exact locations, but mostly hangs around Facebook or his web site, so that's where you should look if at any time you get the insane urge to catch him..

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Love Across The Borders by Sudama Chandra Panigrahi | All Books Global


Name Of The Book: Love Across The Borders

Author: Sudama Chandra Panigrahi

Publisher:  All Books Global

ISBN:  9788192569000

Language: English

Price: INR 299

No Of Pages 250


About the Book

Jia, a Chinese girl, loves an Indian boy, Jivan. Together they dream to build an edifice of love but the deteriorating Sino-Indian relations deter them. Time separates them. The novel epicts love and Sino-Indian relations, how the time changes and how they reunite.

About the Author: A self made person, he’s a voracious reader of fiction, works in the Indian Railway as a Ticket Examiner. At leisure time, he writes poems, short stories. His poems are published in some anthologies. He blogs at http://sudampanigrahi.blogspot.com/

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Starting off with the quality of the book. Being the first book of All Books Global, as per my knowledge, i feel,  they have done a pretty decent job pertaining to the Cover Art, printing and binding. Coming to the content part of the book. The language is kept very simple, with no use of fancy and heavy words, plus marks from me for it. But the book needs editing, The Visualization of the Author can very well be Polished with it.
Character portrayal of Jia and Jivan has been very well taken care off though.
I somehow feel that the Acknowledgement part should be in the end and the book should begin with the About the Author Part, which was not the case in this book, it was the other way round. Something different, but has worked in the favor for this book as its mentioned that the Authors Wife and Children suffered alienation for Mr Sudama Chandra Panigrahi (The Author) To complete the book

"Time has its own speed of ticking but anxiety wants it to tick faster" This feeling can very well be felt as the Author tries to explain it. Along with, "when time betrays, fulcrum crumbles, the sun becomes dull and night sky aches.'Time Oh time ... who moves you, when you will be mine?'"


The book also deals withe the political situation existing between India and China. Though it is much not different than that mentioned in the book, likewise its said that Truth is always stranger than fiction.

Book Review Forum awards 3.25 stars out of 5 for this debut Author.