From An-Other Land
From An-Other Land
About the Book:
Portraits of unyielding love. A woman, mostly alone in her world but for her dog, shares memories through letters to her old ‘tesoro’; a wife trusts her sweetheart psychiatrist blindly through her divorce; a young girl lands a fairy tale wedding soon to turn into a nightmare her cousin yearns to fix. Immersive, witty, tender,
Caro M, explores the hurricane-like devastation love is capable of.
Read a Snippet:
‘Is there something wrong?’ I rushed after her in a flash. She had escaped to the ladies, being unable to contain herself at the head table. But despite having seen her only from my own table tucked in the corner behind hers, I had known straight away they were not tears of joy.
‘She’s fine, let her be,’ her mum said. She too had rushed behind Laura. ‘She has been a bit under the weather.’ My aunt’s words were delivered too firmly, with an unlikely tension considering it was her daughter’s wedding. She had always been sweet despite the family she had married into, our family.
‘I’ve had a cold all week and don’t feel up to much partying.’ Laura’s voice was weak.
I took in her full image by the sink, washing her wedding ring finger with cold water. I thought she looked like she was gutting fish, in her wedding dress, cold intestines against human fingers. She was lying. Her mum gave her a vitamin pill and started rearranging her dress. ‘At least you will be in Thailand in a few days.’ That’s where they had booked for the honeymoon.
Suddenly rivers flooded from Laura’s eyes. I had only been trying to cheer her up!
Her mum looked at me sternly, unable to hide her alarm, then waved me out of the ladies’ with her hand and I did nothing but follow her lead. It’s too bad we fail to live up to unexpected moments…
Your hand was trembling and you passed the note to me quickly like in a Soviet spy movie. I crunched it in my hand and walked away. I could tell you were staring at the back of my golden dress.
‘Stay where you fit in,’ my uncle had rightly advised me before the wedding, but I hadn’t taken his advice. Where exactly did I fit in, other than in the psych ward?
All his money seemed to light Laura up like a beauty pageant; not that she wasn’t beauty-pageant material even without it.
Was I a commodity for you at an acquisitive time? Were you a collector? Should I fret about the value placed on me perhaps as an exotic object? Because I was French? I didn’t think of French as exotic but then I was it, and you cannot be foreign to yourself, although perhaps I was exactly that.
We had known so little about this man yet had let Laura wed him. And at her own wedding she was crying.
‘My husband fucked the woman who delivered our baby!’ I clamour again, full of honesty. It’s good to peak twice, to extend the peak for as long as possible.
I will never forget the sweetness with which you dried their hair. It made me think the world of you; it made me think how life is to be based purely on emotion. After that, I was lost.
Was I guilty of puffing up a dream which could grow expectations larger than Albatross wings? Yes. But then I remembered how I was in violation mode, and that the only purpose of a dream was perhaps not to come true but to break all cages, breach all rules and run around fiercely free.
About the Author:
Mari.Reiza was born in Madrid in 1973. She studied at Oxford University and worked as an investment research writer and management consultant for twenty years in London, before becoming an indie fiction writer. Also by her, Inconceivable Tales, Death in Pisa, Sour Pricks, A Pack of Wolves, STUP, Mum, Watch Me Have Fun!, Marmotte’s Journey, West bEgg, PHYSICAL, Room 11, Triple Bagger, Opera and the Retreat, all available on Amazon.
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Beautiful love by PG Van is one book that left me with a smile for a long time after I had kept the book down. This is a short story about two friends.
A HEARTWARMING STORY ABOUT LOVE & FRIENDSHIP!
Kushi is excited about her childhood friend’s destination wedding and hoped for it to be a distraction from the chaos in her life. She downs some extra shots at the bachelorette party and before she knows it, ends up with a handsome stranger on a balcony. She doesn’t remember what happened except for his dark eyes and sweet words. Who is the stranger, and why does she remember only him and nothing else?
Twenty six year old Kushi Agarwal, an emergency room doctor in San Francisco comes to India for her best friend’s wedding. Megha is her childhood friend and the two girls had made an innocent pact when they both were eight that they would get married at the same time- that was their deal. The wedding is at the family owned resort.
At the masquerade party. Kushi is drunk and meets a man who drops her off to her room. And she does not remember anything else………
The next morning she realizes that he is Nirvan, Megha’s cousin. And that Megha had tried to set them up three years ago.
I loved the story and the characters.
I was hoping for a long one but the author has managed to express the feelings of the characters.
Loved the book and waiting for an unabridged version.
The Bodyguard: A Romantic Suspense Novel is Ruchi Singh’s latest book. She has written it all, romance, short stories and now a romantic suspense. This book is available on Kindle Unlimited for free, so grab it.
Someone wants Vikramaditya Seth Jr. dead.
He refuses the Z+ security option offered by the government. With too many variables trust is hard to come by…
Esha Sinha prepares for her first assignment outside of active-army service, oblivious to that fact that she has to baby-sit a man who has no respect for rules or protocol—a man who is headstrong, workaholic and a tenacious flirt. As the attraction between Vikram and Esha simmers and sizzles, another attempt is made on his life.
The killer is resourceful and determined.
The motive is unclear and perplexing.
Will they be able to nab the assassin before he gets to Vikram?
Vikramaditya Seth Jr. took command of Seth industries after the death of his father. A prodigy, with an exceptional high IQ and command over no less than four languages, he is a brilliant strategist with a far sighted vision. His mother and his ex-wife feel that he is moody, short tempered and over bearing. He is divorced and mistrusts women, but his mother wants him to reconcile with his ex-wife, Urvi, an actress.
Nikhil Mahajan is his security in charge, right hand man, loyal friend, fierce body guard, and dedicated chauffer- all in one. Nikhil and Vikram met years ago on a trek and Vikram had saved his life and Nikhil has been loyal since. He had closed his private investigation agency and joined Vikram.
Major Esha Sinha, NSG trained, Black Cat commando, decorated ex-army officer is a crack-shot with a diploma in clinical psychology. She has two siblings and her family is only interested in her pay check. Once engaged to her colleague, Samar, she has a broken engagement behind her.
Vikram’s life is in danger and he has refused Z+ security. An assassin, with one and only mission – Seth Jr., has been following Vikram for years, watching and waiting and his only hitch is Vikram’s unpredictable routine. He even attempts shooting Vikram at Delhi Golf Club injuring his friend instead. And Esha is there and her actions save Vikram, but she becomes a suspect and is picked up for interrogation.
Then Nikhil appoints Esha as Vikram’s bodyguard in disguise. Vikram has qualms of having a lady bodyguard but for Esha, Vikram is an assignment for two months, a monetary transaction, the financial ticket to her sister’s wedding.
I loved the plot and the way the author has blended suspense and romance together. Both the elements are well balanced and the story just flows. The characters including secondary characters are well etched. The descriptions of the scenes are detailed. I loved the relationship between Nikhil and Vikram and that between Esha and Nikhil, I loved the way he calls her Xena.
The date, time and place of the scenes are mentioned at the beginning of the chapter and the reader keeps getting more and more involved with ‘What Happens Next?’ The point of view of even the negative character has been given, in italics.
This book is an unputdownable page-turner.
About the Book:
BHARATVARSHA, LAND OF THE ARYAS: 270 BC
About the Book:
LAND OF THE ARYAS: 270 BC