30 April 2016

Blog Tour with Giveaway: You've Got the Wrong Girl by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.” 

----Cassandra Clare

Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, an Indian author, pens an incredibly heart-touching desi love story, You've Got the Wrong Girl that unfolds the story of a best-selling writer who pens a book about his unusual yet memorable and romantic experience with an unknown woman whom he met on his friend's wedding night, but now he is being forced to write the sequel to his book, and for that he needs a story line, meaning which he needs to find that girl.

29 April 2016

Review #413: The Sisters of Versailles (The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy #1) by Sally Christie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“When a man takes a mistress, he doesn't turn around and divorce his wife.”

----Arthur Golden

Sally Christie, an England-born Canadian author, has penned her enthralling debut historical fiction, The Sisters of Versailles that narrates the story of the five infamous Nesle sisters among whom four of them became the mistresses of King Louis XV of France. This story marks as the first book in The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy and the story accounts the life of each and every sister till their death.

28 April 2016

Review #412: Summer at Castle Stone by Lynn Marie Hulsman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other ever day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.”

----Nicholas Sparks

Lynn Marie Hulsman, an American author, has penned a heart-touching, warm, and summery love story called, Summer at Castle Stone that revolves around a recently fired big apple girl who takes a leap to ghost write a book for a world famous chef in an old countryside village in Ireland, so that she can make her own name devoid of her father's celebrity status.

27 April 2016

Review #411: Host by Robin Cook

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

“How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.”

----Kurt Vonnegut

Dr. Robin Cook, the international best-selling author, has penned his another gripping medical thriller, Host that unfolds the story around two fourth year medical students discover that in their hospital some patients are going into coma due to anesthetic complications and then they need to figure out who or why they are behind such inhumane activity that are taking away innocent patients' lives, before they jeopardize their medical scholarship or rest assured their precious lives.

26 April 2016

Review #410: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.”

----Cassandra Clare

Celeste Ng, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned an entrancing tale about a Chinese-American family set in the 70s America, Everything I Never Told You. This story opens with the eldest daughter's death but her parents and her siblings are not aware of it, and from there the story shifts from one family member's past life and secrets to another and on the background, the police are looking for the missing daughter.

25 April 2016

Review #409: Predator (Hector Cross, #3) by Wilbur Smith, Tom Cain (Contributor)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”

----Marcus Aurelius

Wilbur Smith, the bestselling author, pens his latest thriller from his Hector Cross series called, Predator that is also contributed by the internationally bestselling author, Tom Cain. This book centers around the ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross who is now on a man-hunt yet one more time to finish off his enemy who murdered his wife as well as to find a new enemy who is creating terrorism and fear in the name of global domination.

24 April 2016

Review #408: The Stylist by Rosie Nixon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Fashion is not about utility. An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.”

----Lauren Weisberger

Rosie Nixon, the joint Editor of HELLO! magazine, pens a hilarious and The Devil Wears Prada kinda sassy story, The Stylist that follows the life of an assistant to a Hollywood celebrity stylist who flies from one glitzy award function to another ducking through the celebrity scandals and rumors and through handsome and glamorous men.

Review #407: Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space. If you can bend space you can bend time also, and if you knew enough and could move faster than light you could travel backward in tie and exist in two places at once.”

----Margaret Atwood

Ross Welford, an English author, pens his debut middle grade science fiction story, Time Travelling with a Hamster that unfolds the story of a 12-year old boy who after his father's death travels back in time with his father's invented time machine to meet his father along with his pet hamster, but things do not go well when he go backs in time.

22 April 2016

Author Q&A Session #70: With Jacqueline West

Hello and welcome my dear fellow bookaholics,

Wish you all a very Happy Earth Day. Hope you all are saving some kind of energy or Earth's natural resources and trying to pay respect to our lovely planet.

On this Earth Day, I present you a brand new and best-selling YA author's interview, Jacqueline West, whose first venture into the YA world resulted into an amazing book, Dreamers Often Lie, apart from her award-winning middle-grade already epic series, The Books of Elsewhere.

Let's discuss with her about her life, her books and everything beyond  books and all. Keep reading!

Read the review of Dreamers Often Lie

Review #406: Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1) by Alwyn Hamilton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ”

----Roseanne Barr

Alwyn Hamilton, a Canadian best-selling author, pens a gripping and powerful tale laced with love and magical powers in her new YA fantasy story, Rebel of the Sands which marks as the first boon in an exciting new fantasy series with the same name. This story is set across the golden sands that harbors both common people and mystical beings like djinnis and horses and it is centered around a young girl living in a town, who wants to escape her boring and dull life by using her shooting skills.

21 April 2016

Review #405: 300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill."

----Richard H. Davis

Deborah Lawrenson, an English writer, pens a fascinating tale of romance, mystery and escapism, in her new book, 300 Days of Sun that unfolds the journey of two women- one in the present times and another in the World war II era, and set against a mystifying and eye-catchy backdrop of the country, Portugal, where they both discovers that the country is not only laced by the beauty of mother nature but is gripped by a seeding underworld where corruption, scandals and murders are the major highlights.

Review #404: A Brief Affair by Margaret Leroy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

----Ansel Adams

Margaret Leroy, an English author, pens a heart-warming story about love and war, A Brief Affair that unfolds the story of a widowed mother of two girls trying to make her own stand and give wings to her passion for photography during the onset of World war II. While finding her own place in this world, this widowed woman also falls for a charming publisher of a magazine, that leads to A Brief Affair.

20 April 2016

Author Q&A Session #69: With Heather Sappenfield

Good afternoon peeps,

Yes it is still afternoon and I'm having a great time in interviewing so many authors.

Let's welcome Heather Sappenfield, another amazing author, with our open arms, (hugs)

Let's discuss with her about her new book, Life at the Speed of Us and about her life. So keep reading!

 Read the review of Life at the Speed of Us

Author Q&A Session #68: With Nina Sadowsky

Welcome all,

Hope you're having a nice time. I'm officially on a roll now!

So let's welcome our next author, Nina Sadowsky, whose debut romantic suspense book, Just Fall has already been loved by so many readers.

So let's chat with this talented new writer to know about her life, about her book and her life beyond books. Stay reading and keep scrolling!

Read the review of Just Fall

Author Q&A Session #67: With Leah Scheier

Welcome my dear bookworms,

Yes once again it's time to catch up with so many author interviews! And it feels really great to talk with so many authors in a single day.

It's time to welcome with opens arms to another author, Leah Scheier, whose new book, Your Voice Is All I Hear, which is a poignant and heart-breaking young adult love story, has already been loved by so many readers. Let's talk with this talented writer to know more about her, and her books and her life beyond books.

Read the review of Your Voice Is All I Hear

Author Q&A Session #66: With Shawna Yang

Hello my fellow bibliophiles,

Welcome to another new author interview session and right now, we will welcome, Shawna Yang Ryan, whose new book, Green Island, is making a lot of noise in the literary world. Let's talk with her to know about this talented writer, her books and her life beyond books and all.

Read the review of Green Island

Author Q&A Session #65: With Suzanne Redfearn

Hello my dear readers,

Welcome to a brand new day. Hope you're all having a good day. It is now afternoon in my part of the country, India. As usual we are panicking and drowning in this unbearably hot and humid weather. Hope you are all staying safe.

Enough of chit-chat, now let's welcome another talented and amazing beset-selling author, Suzanne Redfearn. (clapping!!)

She is here to chat about her new novel, No Ordinary Life and about her life beyond books and all. So keep reading!

Read the review of No Ordinary Life

Review #403: Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.”

----Marguerite Duras

Bonnie Jo Campbell, an award-wining American author, has penned a book of short stories, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters, that unfolds the stories of some hard-working middle-class some abused and some vulnerable women in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Each and every story has a female protagonist who narrates an unusually raw and shamefully honest story about their lives that questions our male dominated society.

19 April 2016

Review #402: The Kiss by Lucy Courtenay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.”

----Karen Marie Moning

Lucy Courtenay, an American author, has penned a heart-touching and entertaining young adult contemporary love-story, The Kiss that narrates the story of a teenage girl who after experiencing the best kiss of her life, starts judging the relationship of her best friend with her boyfriend with the level of their kiss and soon on her attempt to fix things , this teenager messes up not only her friend's life but also her life as well.

Review #401: Beautiful Country by J.R. Thornton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, because you love the sport and try to be the best you can at it."

----Roger Federer

J.R. Thornton, An internationally ranked junior tennis player, pens his debut novel, Beautiful Country that narrates the story of a young boy in a new country-Beijing, all by himself, to get trained under best and strict tennis coach so that he could be ready for the international championships. But when friendship comes before Tennis, he needs to make a terrible choice to protect either the people or the things he love.

17 April 2016

Review #400: The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen, Simon Bruni (translation)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” 

----Leo Tolstoy

Paul Pen, a Spanish author, pens his debut English thriller, The Light of the Fireflies which unfolds the story of a young boy who lives with his close-knit family in a basement, as his family claims that before his birth, a terrible fire had destroyed their home, their skin and everything along with it, except their lives. This is his story of how he becomes successful to escape from his family secrets and from that dark basement.

Review #399: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs

My rating:
3 of 5 stars

“Of all individuals, the hated, the shunned, and the peculiar are arguably most themselves. They wear no masks whatsoever in order to be accepted and liked; they do seem most guarded, but only by their own hands: as compared to the populace, they are naked.”

----Criss Jami

Ransom Riggs, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned a fascinating paranormal-themed story, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children that is the first book in this chilling and haunting new series, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. This story follows the adventure of a sixteen year old rich boy who found his late grandfathers' fantasy and peculiar stories to be true after his death and to rest his grandfather's soul in peace, he embarks on this bone-chilling adventure to an old, creepy island to find out a children's orphanage and the mysteries surrounding those peculiar children.

15 April 2016

Author Q&A Session #64: With Diana T. Scott

Welcome everyone,

Ahh, I'm on a roll today as I'm catching up with so many beautiful authors. Here's another charming author, Diana T. Scott, who is here to talk about her book, Our Demons, Best Friends, her life as an author and her life beyond books and all.
Keep reading my lovelies!

Read the review of Our Demons, Best Friends

Author Q&A Session #63: With Sanjida Kay

Welcome my fellow bookworm peeps,

It's time for another new author interview session. Yes today lots of authors are spilling about their  books on my blog. Huh!

Okay, let's not meddle into petty talks, instead let's get down to the interview.

We welcome another debut author, Sanjida Kay, who has penned her first psychological thriller, Bone by Bone, which is an amazing book. Let's discuss with our author about this book which deals with bullying and single parenthood.

Keep scrolling!

Read the review of Bone by Bone

Author Q&A Session #62: With Constance McKee

Hello and welcome readers,
Hope y'all are having an amazing day/night. For me, the heat is sucking put all energy from me, and trying to stay under the comfort of AC as much as possible and drinking loads of water.
Enough about my boring life.

Today in an all new author interview session, we have a debut author, Constance McKee, who is also a former psychiatrist. And she is here to talk about her book, The Girl in the Mirror, along with other exciting stuffs about her life and career.

So stay tuned and keep reading.

Read the review of The Girl in the Mirror

Review #398: Early One Morning by Virginia Baily

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ”

----Jim Butcher

Virginia Baily, an English debut author, has penned a heart-touching tale of family love in her book, Early One Morning which unfolds the the story of a woman living in Rome during the WWII, who faces the consequences of saving a Jew child from being sent to the concentration camp with his family. With years to come by, this woman's life grips the readers with the pain that was caused by this child.

14 April 2016

Review #397: Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”

----Suzanne Collins

Victoria Aveyard, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned a stunning and a heart-wrenching debut YA dystopian, Red Queen which marks the onset of an exciting new young adult series, Red Queen, which is a mixture of so many bestselling dystopian series, namely, The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Selection. This series opens with a girl, belonging from a submissive bloodline, that is dominated by the powerful bloodline, who will soon be conscripted for the army to serve the powerful bloodline's frontier.This is her story of how her life changes all of a sudden and has to make terrible choices to save the ones she loves.

12 April 2016

Review #396: The Secret by the Lake by Louise Douglas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned.”

----James Joyce

Louise Douglas, an English author, has penned an intriguing tale of historical mystery, The Secret by the Lake that unfolds the story of a nanny living with the Laurent family, but when tragedy strikes, the whole family move from the suburbs in Paris to a countryside cottage in Somerset. And in his village mystery lurks everywhere, before the nanny stumbles upon which opens the door to a hidden past related to this family.

11 April 2016

Review #395: Intrusion (Chris Bruen #2) by Reece Hirsch

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"It is a fairly open secret that almost all systems can be hacked, somehow. It is a less spoken of secret that such hacking has actually gone quite mainstream."

----Dan Kaminsky

Reece Hirsch, an American author, has penned a fast-paced, action-packed gripping thriller, Intrusion that narrates the story of a lawyer, who is called upon in the middle of the night to handle a search-engine company's delicate situation when some of their major algorithms are got stolen by some petty Chinese hackers, that finally leads the lawyer and his girlfriend on a dangerous and an almost life-threatening track.

10 April 2016

Review #394: The Road to Rangoon by Lucy Cruickshanks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

----Nelson Mandela

Lucy Cruickshanks, an English author, has penned yet another enticing and poignant tale, The Road to Rangoon that is set across the beautiful yet sad land of Burma which is centered around three characters whose lives are entwined and engulfed in the clutches of the civil war against the Burmese Military Armed Forces, officially known as Tatmadaw.

Review #393: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Amnesia is not the only time you’ll forget who you are. It’ll also happen the first time you see your own clone.”

----Jarod Kintz

S.J. Watson, the international bestselling and an award winning English writer, has penned a tantalizing and a thoroughly anticipating psychological thriller, Before I Go to Sleep that unfolds the story of a woman who wakes up every morning with no clue about her identity or the identity of the man who sleeps next to her or any idea about her life. Everyday is a struggle for her to go through the same introduction and same stories of her past from the only man whom she can trust, but is he being honest about the woman's past life?

8 April 2016

Review #392: Liberty's Fire by Lydia Syson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

----Jess C. Scott

Lydia Syson, an English author, has penned a heart-touching tale of love set in Paris during the Civil War era, Liberty's Fire that unfolds the story of a young man and woman caught in the cross fire of country's war and politics try to hold on to each other despite their indifferences, the protests and the war.

7 April 2016

Review #391: Life at the Speed of Us by Heather Sappenfield

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Don't time travel into the past, roaming through the nuances as if they can change. Don't bookmark pages you've already read."

----James Altucher

Heather Sappenfield, an American award-winning author, pens a gripping YA tale, Life at the Speed of Us that unfolds the story of a teenage high school girl, who after the death of her mother in an accident, chooses to become silent and to seek solace under the company of her badass boyfriend, but another accident leaves her out of the world in a different era, somewhere in the long forgotten past.

6 April 2016

Author Q&A Session #61: With Jennifer Kincheloe

Good afternoon my dear folks,

Hope y'all are having a great day. I'm just slogging my day at office. Not much work to do today. Phew!

Anyways, let's welcome another talented newbie and award-winning author to my blog. Jennifer Kincheloe, who is the recipient of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Colorado Gold Award for mysteries for her book, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc. So over a cup of tea, let's discuss with this author about her book, her career, her characters, her story and her life beyond books and all. So keep reading and keep scrolling!!

Read the review of The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

Review #390: No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Do not yearn to be popular; be exquisite. Do not desire to be famous; be loved. Do not take pride in being expected; be palpable, unmistakable.”

----C. JoyBell C.

Suzanne Redfearn, an American author, pens a heart-wrenching family story, No Ordinary Life that deals with the life of a woman with three young children, left abandoned by her husband, who is finding it difficult to make the ends of daily life meet with no constant flow of finance. But one day, luck shines upon her family when her little daughter is given a chance to act for a major commercial brand advertisement.

5 April 2016

Review #389: Just Fall by Nina Sadowsky

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“I'd learned that some things are best kept secret.”

----Nicholas Sparks

Nina Sadowsky, the American author, pens her debut romantic thriller, Just Fall that narrates the story of a woman who is thrown on the crossroads to judge on whether the man she is in love with and she thinks to be her soulmate, is a criminal or not. Caught in a web of lies and disloyalty, this woman evolves from being a victim to a most-wanted criminal in a foreign land, all in order to find save the life of her lying husband.

4 April 2016

Author Q&A Session #60: With Paula Treick DeBoard

Welcome my dear readers,

Today Paula Treick DeBoard is in an all new author interview session, where she is going to talk about her new book, The Drowning Girls, her life as an author and many more things.
Scroll below to know more about this talented and skilled author.

Read the review of The Drowning Girls

Author Q&A Session #59: With Kelly Romo

Hello my dear followers and readers,

Get ready for another new author interview session, where I present you the debut historical fiction writer, Kelly Romo. She is here to talk about her debut book, Whistling Women, her life as an author and many more things. So keep reading about this amazing author.

Read the review of Whistling Women

Author Q&A Session #58: With Jason Denzel

Hola my fellow readers,

Hope y'all are having a great day. Welcome to an all new author Q&A session, and today we have Jason Denzel, the YA debut writer, who has introduced his readers an d fans with an exciting new series called, Mystic. Let's talk with this talented new author to know more about his background, his new book and his life beyond books and all.

Stay tuned!

Read the review of Mystic

Review #388: Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.”

----Ransom Riggs

Jacqueline West, an American author, pens a thoroughly gripping YA story, Dreamers Often Lie that narrates the tale of a young teenage girl who after suffering from a dangerous skiing accident faces from disturbing dreams which is hard to distinguish on whether they are real or not. Moreover, her dreams her inspired from Shakespeare's famous play, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. She keeps seeing a blue-eyes Romeo as well as Shakespeare around her, but then her dreams started to become so real. And gradually her life becomes like Juliet's.

3 April 2016

Review #387: Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) by Gayle Forman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you'd been before the fall.” 

----Jodi Picoult

Gayle Forman, an award-winning best-selling author, has penned a heart-touching tale of young broken love, called, Where She Went which is the sequel to If I Stay. This book spins three years after Mia's accident and with Adam's POV who is a big rockstar in LA whereas Mia is finishing her graduation in Julliard. Not only that, we get to know who Adam really is and who he was when he met Mia for the first time.

Review #386: The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family.”

----Jim Butcher

Petina Gappah, a Zimbabwean author, has penned a deeply moving literary fiction, The Book of Memory that narrates the life story of a Zimbabwean convict on a death row charged for murdering her adoptive father, who was once sold to this man by her own parents and how she evolved into a different person while living with her new family and how easily she could forget her own family and how her happiness get destroyed because of her adoptive father. This is her story, mostly written from her early memories in childhood to teenage hood to an adult to figure out what the lawyers missed in the prosecution of her adoptive father's murder.

1 April 2016

Review #385: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

----Elbert Hubbard

Madeleine Wickham, a.k.a, Sophie Kinsella, a bestselling British author, has penned a charming YA story, Finding Audrey, that unfolds the story of a fourteen year old girl, suffering from depression and anxiety, who fights against the illness bravely with the support and love of her weird and adorable family and siblings and an equally cute boy. This is her sweet, delightful and funny story.