Breach by Amrita Chowdhury

 
Breach 
by 
Amrita Chowdhury

 

The Blurb
How secure are your secrets in the virtual world?  Weeks before pharma-giant Acel is ready to file a global patent application for cancer wonder-drug Colare, its offshore data centre in Mumbai is hacked. The charismatic, young leader of its Indian business, Dr Udai Vir Dhingra, finds himself being blamed for negligence and breach of security. Battling market pressures, media scrutiny, livid American bosses and crumbling relationships, Vir must find the perpetrators, or see his career – and his life – spiral downwards. But the deeper he gets dragged into the shadowy world of masked online identities and muddied digital footprints, the more Vir discovers that nothing is easy or obvious, and everything has a price. Set across Mumbai, Washington and Guangzhou, Breach is a compelling and edgy cyber thriller that explores the dark and dangerous underbelly of our increasingly virtual existence
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Meet the Author


Amrita Verma Chowdhury is the author of Faking It, an art crime thriller about fake modern and contemporary Indian art.
She holds engineering degrees from IIT Kanpur and UC Berkeley, where she was a Jane Lewis Fellow, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon (Tepper Business School). Her work as an engineer in Silicon Valley led to seven US patents for semi-conductor fabrication – something to show for those bad-haired days. She has done Strategy Consulting and Board Effectiveness work in the US and Australia and has spent long nights fitting five-syllable words inside two-by-two squares. She has worked in the rarefied bastions of Ivy League education bringing together ideas and people. She currently works in publishing.
She lives in Mumbai with her husband Sumit, their two children Shoumik and Aishani, and an assortment of pets including a cocker spaniel, a guinea pig and two turtles. She loves travelling, baking cupcakes with her daughter and hearing from her readers.
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Take 2: Second chance at happiness by Ruchi Singh

e0107-take22bkindle2bembedded2bcoverI received the book as a review copy from the author. Take 2: Second chance at happiness is Ruchi Singh’s Debut book. It is the story of Priya and Abhimanyu set in Delhi and Gurgaon.

The characters:

Priya Verma, works as a software programmer in Delhi. Having lost her mother when she was six years old and her father when she is college, she marries her boyfriend Sameer, to get away from her relatives in Kanpur. Little does she realize that when she is studying and later, working, Sameer robs her of her inheritance and cheats on her all the while pretending that he is looking for a break in Bollywood. He wants her money, which she does not have, and they end up arguing, always.

Aditi is her best friend since childhood and she meets Komal in her office and the three become best friends sharing everything.

Abhimanyu Malhotra, 28, works for Star Communications. He has had a happy childhood in Chandigarh, where his parents stay and are always lining up prospective brides for him, whenever he goes there on vacation. Rahul is his best friend. Abhimanyu meets Priya in a pub and is smitten by her.

Priya asks Sameer for a divorce and files a case. In the interim, Abhimanyu also has problems at office. And all’s well that ends well.

My take:

The book has all the ingredients of a hindi movie: romance, drama, suspense and even, a villain. I loved the story a lot. The characters are well developed and the plot is quick paced. I loved it when Priya stalks Sameer with the help of Bobby.

A must read if you love romance.

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Book Blitz: Metro Diaries by Namrata


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Metro Diaries 

By 


Namrata

Touching, amusing and deeply moving, Metro Diaries – Love Classics are tales that will hold you from start till end.



 

Blurb 


Love is one of the most amazing feelings on this earth, one that makes you the most powerful person or the most helpless person in a split second. These stories capture those feelings of despair, longing, love, lust, desire, want, dejection and admiration to create deja vu. Hold onto your hearts as you flip through these pages and take a walk down the memory lane as “Metro Diaries” will revive your innermost feelings and imbibe in you the magic of love. Touching, amusing and deeply moving, Metro Diaries – Love Classics are tales that will hold you from start till end.

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About 

Namrata

 

Namrata is a prolific blogger known by the name Privy Trifles in the blogosphere who romances life through her writings and aspires to make love the universal language. She dons various hats between that of a contributing author to 6 anthologies a reviewer for leading publishing houses an editor to various books and a columnist. Apart from that she is also the editor for an online magazine called Writer’s Ezine. Having mastered the nuances of finance till recently she also held the title of an investment banker closely to let it go to embrace her love for writing fully.

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Cover Reveal: Sangita’s Dilemma by Sundari Venkatraman

 

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SANGITA’S DILEMMA
 
by 
 
Sundari Venkatraman
 
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Sangita Sinclair is applauded at a special function where she receives an award for successfully heading an NGO called Penn Urimai. She’s married to Gautam and has three children. A reporter wants to interview Sangita about her passion for setting up an NGO for downtrodden women and making it a huge success. Her questions take Sangita down memory lane….


She had been a widow with a small son when she met Gautam Sinclair. Being from a conservative family, Sangita had had the devil’s own time recognising her love for Gautam for what it is. Only her troubles don’t end there….

 

About the author


 
Sundari Venkatraman has four novels and a short story collection to her name. Sangita’s Dilemma is her sixth book. Her books are self-published under the banner Flaming Sun and are often found on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestsellers’ Contemporary Romances list. 
 
A great fan of Mills & Boon romances over the past four decades, Sundari has always believed in ‘Happily Ever Afters’ and all her books promise joyous endings. 
 
Sangita’s Dilemma tells the story of Sangita, a young widow from a conservative family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her parents wouldn’t hear of widow remarriage and all hell breaks loose when a half-American falls in love with her and proposes marriage. Sundari deals with different issues in society in her books without preaching anyone. The characters speak for themselves. 
 
The author says, “I wrote this book with a lot of love and passion; I hope you enjoy reading it.” 

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Cover Reveal: Take 2: Second Chance at Happiness by Ruchi Singh


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Take 2

Second Chance At Happiness

by 


Ruchi Singh

“Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu”

 

Blurb 


Priya’s idyllic world turns upside down when she realizes her husband considers her dead weight after stripping her off her inheritance for his ambitions and lavish lifestyle.Abhimanyu is instantly attracted to Priya when life throws them together. He knows getting involved with a married woman is inviting trouble. But despite common sense, cautions and hesitations, he is drawn to help her.

Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu.

In the tussle between ethics, fears and desires… will Priya embrace a second chance at happiness?

About 

Ruchi Singh 

 

Ruchi Singh has a degree in Engineering and has been working in IT industry as a Consultant. She began her writing career writing short stories and articles, which have been published on various online forums. Her story ‘Boomerang’ in crime genre, won the Indireads Short Story competition in 2014, and is part of the Anthology ‘Voices Old & New‘. Her, another, short story ‘Debt of Kheer’ is part of Author’s Ink anthology ‘The Turning Point of Life’, both available on Amazon. ‘Take 2’ is her debut novel.

A voracious reader, her favourite genres is ‘romantic thriller’. Besides writing and reading, her other interests include dabbling with Indian classical dance forms.

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HiFi in Bollywood by Rishi Vohra

downloadI received the book, ‘HiFi in Bollywood’ by Rishi Vohra from the author as a review copy

From the author and would like to thank him for the book. This story, set in US and India, is about a boy who wants to be a filmmaker despite his father having other plans for him.

The Blurb:

An aspiring filmmaker. The dizzying heights of Bollywood and a strained father-son relationship.

Rayhan Arora’s long cherished dream is to be a filmmaker in the Hindi Film Industry but his formidable father has other plans a successful financial career in Corporate America and a marriage of convenience with Vanita, a medical student in the US.

In a final act of desperation, Rayhan abandons his promising life in California and secretly returns to Mumbai to work as an Assistant Director in Bollywood. The characters he encounters along the way become part of his journey of self-discovery – a self-proclaimed local goon with a penchant for acting; a powerful local politician who wants to marry Rayhan’s part-time domestic help, who in turn covets stardom; an angst-ridden, homosexual film director; ego-ridden film stars with twisted agendas; and the mysterious Viola who captures his heart.

HiFi in Bollywood takes the reader from the streets of Berkeley to the film studios of Mumbai; from red-light areas to police stations and from reality to dreams and back to reality again!

The story:

23 year old Rayhan Arora is forced to go to the US and study for a degree in finance because his dominating father wants him to do so. And that is not all, he also wants Rayhan to marry Vanita, his friend’s daughter, who is studying to be a doctor in the US. But Rayhan wants to become a director in Bollywood. Reluctantly, he goes to meet her at her behest. And then he decides to pursue his dream. He sends an SMS to Vanita saying that he is leaving and comes to Mumbai and keeps it a secret from his father. During his journey, he meets different people, some from the film industry, some who work behind the films and some who work on screen, some helpful, some not so, some proclaimed dadas. He gets a job as an assistant director in a film and meets Viola who is also a trainee like him. He falls in love with her but realizes that she has a secret.

My take:

The story is good and the characters are true to life. He has described in details what a newcomer in Bollywood has to undergo. The language is simple and the flow keeps the reader hooked to the book, like watching a Bollywood movie. The book is funny at times. The cover is beautiful and attractive, a definite pick me up.

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Publisher:  Jaico Publishing House

She loves me, He loves me not by Zeenat Mahal

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I received the book, She lives me, He loves me not, by Zeenat Mahal, as a review copy from Indireads. Thank you, Naheed, for the book. What a book to release on Valentine’s Day. It is the story of Zoella and Fardeen set in Pakistan.

Zoella has been in love with her best friend’s elder brother, Fardeen, ever since she can remember. And to top it all, he loves the glamorous Neha. And then fate intervenes, he meets with an accident, disfigures his face and his fiancée, Neha, shies away from him. And Zoella fiancé breaks off his engagement with her.

So, Fardeen’s parents get beautiful Zoella married to grotesque Fardeen. She marries him because she loves him and he marries her out of pity. And thus, begins their marriage of convenience.

My take:

The language is simple and the flow is good and unlike other books from Indireads, it is a novel and not a novella, thus, making the story more interesting. This book revolves around the two main characters and the author has described in details, the feelings of both the characters. Initially, I felt pity for Zee but later I realized that she was quite a strong person and Fardeen deserved all my sympathy. The author has depicted an ideal relationship between the members of Fardeen’s family.

Book Source: Indireads

Publisher: Indireads

Unexpected Valentines: Stories to make you believe in love by Summerita Rhayne

cover UV. low resolutionI received Unexpected Valentines: Stories to make you believe in love by Summerita Rhayne as a review copy. It is a collection of eight short and sweet love stories all of which leave you with a smile on your face. Thank you Summerita for the book.

Unexpected Valentine is the first story in the book. It is the story of a girl, Sanjana, who is disturbed while working on her grandmother’s biography and rushes to her neighbour’s house to tell them to lower the music and in the process, she meets a tall stranger. Not well acquainted with the neighbours since they’d shifted here two months ago, but she was pretty sure she had not seen this person before. And he, Ranveer, decides to teach her a lesson.

The second story of the book is The Magic Within, the story of Kiara, who thinks her husband loves her out of pity and that their marriage has fallen apart. Until, the night at an anniversary party.

The third story is Love At Loggerheads, a story of two lawyers, Saumya Goyal and Danish Batra, who argue to near fighting in the court many times, meet out of court on a trek and discover the hidden side of each other.

The fourth story is Right Or Wrong, is the story of young Raina, who is confused whether her husband, Arnav, loves her or she would be better off without him until, she decides to leave and go back to her parents.

Chained To Shadows, is the fifth story in the book. It is the story of Victor, who loses his wife, Sonya, in a car accident and has to tend to her sister, Amber, who was injured. The sisters were on the way to pray for Amber’s marriage up there in the hills. He blames Amber for Sonya’s death, does not talk to her but religiously takes her for her treatment. Work is the only thing keeping him sane. For him, she was a living reminder of the accident. One day he sees her crying and feels guilty and tries to make up for it and finds himself looking for ways to make her smile, buss her a dress and takes her out to dinner, when the cast comes off. One day, her uncle pays them a visit and things change.

Coffee and Clashes is the sixth story set in a café in Delhi. It is the story of Isha Oberoi, who is trying to save her grandmother’s small boutique catering to hand embroidery orders from Malhotra Builders, and Ritvik Malhotra.

The seventh and the last story in the book is Hooded Desire, the story of Aurelia, the Commander of the Intergalactic Surveyor Force Unit, is out to avenge their late  commander Reyansh, whom they lost to the Redons’ malignant laser attacks, with the help of their hooded friend, Encapuchado.

My take:

All the stories are very nice and in different settings. I loved all of them, my favourite being, Love at Loggerheads. A perfect read for the Valentines weekend.

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Wings of Freedom by Ratan Kaul

wings-of-freedom-a-historical-romance-novel-set-in-british-india-by-ratan-kaul-1-638When I received an email from Jasleen of The Yellow Coin Communication Pvt. Ltd. asking me if I would like to review Wings of Freedom by Ratan Kaul, a historical romance novel, I was a little skeptical. But then I said why not give a historical romance a try?

The story starts in 1916 when Raju receives a message in Mumbai from Eileen that something requires his urgent attention and then the story moves into flashback five years ago, 1911 to Delhi, when he was a young boy studying in college and his father wanted him to join the family business. He is anti-British and is influenced by revolutionaries. He is impressed to meet the British Doctor who takes care of him when he is injured and through her meets Eileen, the daughter of a British Officer. Eileen, born and brought up in India, considers herself more Indian than British, loves to wear Indian clothes and Indian jewellery. In all this, he loses his friends, learns the ropes of business and starts his own setup and his relationship with Eileen.

My take:

The story is nice, set in the pre-Independence era in Delhi when the revolution in India was just picking up and there was turmoil in Europe, just after the industrial revolution. The author has described various locations of Delhi during that time, even showing Mehrauli as a different township. The characters are likeable and realistic. I could imagine a boy in college revolting for his country. The story moves from one scene to another very smoothly as if I was seeing it on a screen. A very well written book and the last line keeps the reader guessing whether there would be sequel to it.

Book Source: The Yellow Coin Communication Pvt. Ltd.
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing

 

Cover Reveal: Unexpected Valentines by Summerita Rhayne


Cover Reveal

 


Unexpected Valentines

by 


Summerita Rhayne

“Love can be found at the most unexpected places, with unlikely people. Your heart might be searching for love but when love finally hits, it shies away from committing.”

 

Blurb 


Love can be found at the most unexpected places, with unlikely people. Your heart might be searching for love but when love finally hits, it shies away from committing.

What are the barriers that keep two people away, even when perfect love is just within reach?

Explore the ways love can be discovered. Celebrate romance with this quick read ideal for romance fiction lovers.

Stories in this collection
Unexpected Valentine
The Magic Within
Love at loggerheads
Chained to Shadows
Right or Wrong
Coffee and Clashes
Hooded Desire
 
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About 

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!

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