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I’m sorry, Authors

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I have been swamped with book review requests and author interviews lately. I am extremely sorry Authors if I have been too late in responding back.

As some of you already know, my wedding lasted for two weeks in the month of Feb and I have been busy with my pre-wed and post enjoying the moments with my loved one and family.

Secondly, I haven’t been able to respond individually since my mail-box is cluttered L I have been trying to organize and prioritize and sort out the reviews especially.

Between, I managed to make use of Google form and came up with forms for “Author Interviews” and “Book Reviews”. I hope this helps.

As mentioned earlier, I am working for a cause and very soon I will be reading for that cause and it could be just a $ or more if you want the book to be reviewed. I will keep you updated.

Please bear with me until then 🙂

Love you all. You can find the tabs on the home page.

Feel free to share if your friends or authors want some exposure for their books

BOOK REVIEW FORM: http://goo.gl/forms/CxxMQgS3Av

AUTHOR INTERVIEW FORM: http://goo.gl/forms/Sqa1d241tO

Also, I am adding reminder form so that the frustrated and annoyed authors can make use of it to reach me…lol!!! How convenient.

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Book Reviews by me

Monster Squad: The Iron Golem by Christian Page

“What’s more fascinating than sinking into the world of books?” 

I have been reading books of all genres lately and this is one of those great reads.

Blurb:

Dark forces are converging on the sleepy town of Autumn’s Hallow. Monsters in the woods, mad scientists on the loose and sinister minions lurk. Four young friends must band together to uncover a secret plot that threatens them, the town they live in and the people they love. It’s up to Blaine Davis, Daschle Gaunt, Shelley Merry and Drake Harker, heirs to a fantastic collection of powers to stop an evil that threatens to consume the world. Can the Monster Squad thwart the evil Victor von Frankenstein in time? It will take friendship, courage and smarts to find out.

Book trailer posted on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNouaKK10-s&index=1&list=LL_cUkX9wnY-cDJUumt8Fq3w

My Review:

This is one of the books that really got close to my heart somewhere down the lane these past few months. My nephew loved it and as an adult, I enjoyed reading Christian Page’s work. The articulation of characters and scenes is the driving force for the story to shape up so beautifully.  The story obviously has a monster that clearly reflects in the cover page itself; But, there is blend of humour and thrilling factor which keeps the readers engaged and definitely a page turner. I got this book as a gift from a friend and it turned out to be one of the most best in the genre I read.

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Hope you will enjoy reading as much as I did.

Stay tuned for the author’s interview soon.

Book Reviews by me

Mad Vs Aurelius by Author James Ayrford

“What’s more fascinating than sinking into the world of books?” I have been reading books of all genres lately and this is one of those great reads.

What’s the book about?

It is a philosophical fiction book titled Mad Reality vs Aurelius, that resembles Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Frederic Nietzsche. Like Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, protagonist fictitious travels and endeavours serve as a metaphoric vehicle to present and illustrate philosophical ideas such as subjectivity of reality that people experience in their daily life, influence of religion on the world and its anatomy, psychology of the masses and of love, possibility and requisites of happiness. It consists of two narratives: one follows endeavours of main protagonist Aurelius and the other describes major historical events of the world of Mad Reality. Most characters and events in actuality are an allegoric representations of the real world concepts and ideas, for example Maximus embodies Ancient Rome, its values and metaphysics.

The story is set in a magic and odd technology infused, somewhat bizarre and even gruesome, metaphoric world. It starts with Aurelius reflecting over the disappearance of a mysterious women named THD as well as over everything his life had been about so far. As the story progresses, not only details of their love affair and other events revealed, but also both surface and hidden reasons behind various events of his life and even those of a broader world that caused it all to turn out this way.

My review:

Well, James Ayrford has done it all in a compiled short read. The title is fantastic, grips your attention and brings on the curiosity in readers mind. As the pace continues, you tend to comprehend the whole essence of it, the mind behind a crafted piece. It is a masterpiece written in a compelling and thought-provoking manner about the influence of religion on people. If you are an avid reader of historic events, this is a must read.

Grab your copy here if you’re interested:

Thanks for reading 🙂

Stay tuned for the authors interview soon.

Authors Interviews

My Conversation with Author Jennifer Beilis

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Tell us a little more about yourself?

I have my Master’s degrees in Education and Deafness Rehabilitation, New York University, Bachelor’s in Psychology form Rowan University and my Associate’s degree in Social Sciences from Brookdale Community College in New Jersey.

Quickly, tell us about your upcoming releases?

My book “Hear” I Am!! was released 4/24/14.

Do you have any specific inspiring incident that turned you out as an author?

I wrote about my life’s experiences with hearing loss and Meniere’s to show that people with disabilities can attend school or work. I also show with introspective questioning to learn about self-growth.

Who designed your cover art?

The publisher and I designed the cover. I feel that butterflies represent change or metamorphosis.

Do you outline before you write?

Yes

How do you like spending your leisure hours?

I enjoy paint by number, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Which genre is more appealing to you as a reader?

I enjoy romantic novels.

What inspires you to write? Is there any level of similarity with the events or characters in your book in reality?

I write from my heart of my personal experiences.

Which is your current read?

John Updike Rabbit is Rich.

What in your opinion is the toughest part while carving out your book?

The hardest part was coming to terms with the loss of my dad and grandma. Also, it was very hard to accept my diagnosis and obtain treatment but I always show that I work through the problems.

Hope you enjoyed my conversation with Euphonos 🙂

Book Reviews by me

Review of “Tomorrow Wendell (White Dragon Black Book 1)” by Author R.M.Ridley

What’s more fascinating than sinking into a world of books?

“Tomorrow Wendell” is one of those books I got to read by R.M.Ridley recently.

My review:

Another fantastic piece of work in the Paranormal genre. This is the second book I got to read of this Genre and I am extremely happy about not skipping it. Apart from Alvey, I am sure the author has got a great level of magic in his writing. Articulation of the extreme characters of Opposite poles is thoroughly incredible. The theme is realistic and the “Magic” is apt for the process of Investigation in an attempt to save Wendell. Look forward to read the next in the series.

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Is your book discoverable?

Do you think keywords, tags and categories play a key role for the readers to discover your book’s existence? Yes, you should be thoroughly aware if you’re a author.

Continue reading “Is your book discoverable?”

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Inside the mind of a writer – II

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“Do you actually write what you read?” 
“Has this ever crossed your mind?” I am a lover of mystery, crime, thriller subjects although I have great love for classics and children’s books; Now, there’s no scope for Poetry to budge into my life of multi-genres. 

We stand close to the edge but only some of us risk and try. Until we do, we never know where we fit in; Some of us might be reading and writing the same genre; While the rest of us could be exceptionally subjective and entirely reflect the opposite; 

In my notion, reader in every writer doesn’t necessarily be the writer of every book or genre he or she reads;