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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Hell No Saints in Paradise.

The world is an amazing place to live in and to finding a purpose in life will give you just the right momentum to propel you in your quest of finding the unknown and living your dreams. Life will never be the same again once and ever new turn you take will be different.

Ismael is in the year 2050 and having been in New York since the age of 18 had lost his connection with Pakistan, his birth place. He advocates that Hell and Paradise are a place of imagination and can never be real. Now while discussing with facts and opinions about it she recommends him to visit ayahuasca.

Visiting the weird place, he is spellbound and meets Chacha Khidr who says hims to return to Pakistan and when he returns home he finds a one way ticket for Lahore and a stack of notes from Pir, who urges him on the path of self discovery.

Now Pakistan has changed for good and the world that used to be 12 years ago when he left for America is no more the same. Even cricket has changed under the name of Khalifa. Cricket is a religion India and Pakistan. Changing it changes everything.

Ismael finds out that his father is a supporter of Khalifa and he has been chosen by good willed people who want him to go against his father for the greater good.

Will he go against his father and how will he convince himself to move forward in that direction?

I did feel at times that the story was being dragged and the violence in the name of religion really did dishearten me and there was one time when I felt that enough is enough.

The story should really pick up pace and make things move faster. It did after a few pages and it was really exciting towards the climax.

In an ultimate page turner A.K. Asif will compel you to choose between the good and bad.

Yes, being of a different religion, changes everything you know about life and how the other religion responds to it. I didn't find any difference in the end. But initially I was torn apart from all the violence and killings happening in the name of gaining Paradise and Allah.

All well that ends well.”

 I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Colours of Passion

When you are the Tollywood sensation and a heartthrob of every fan of yours, what can possibly go wrong for you?

Hiya Sen lived an luxurious life and being an actress in the Tollywood industry meant, she had her fans in every nook and corner of the city. She was recently married to Manav Chauhan, who is one of the most famous business man of the city and they lived a very happy life until one night.

When she was brutally raped and murdered. As a being high profile murder case ACP Agni Mitra takes up the case and is baffled by the fact that whomsoever he met could be a suspect in the murder of Hiya. Though he managed to nab the culprits, he wasn't able to find out the mastermind behind the murder.

Until this moment I loved the story and had a great opinion that this is going to be interesting story. But I felt as if the story is being dragged and felt as if the author was forcing us to read what happened next rather than me turning the pages.

It was a dead end and I kept on thinking as to why a brake was applied to the smooth pace of the story. My initial thoughts was that there is no point in reading what happened next. It will eventually lead to a cold end. Nevertheless I went ahead with the story.

Now when the ACP, starts investigating the case, he comes across the suspects, but one after the other suspect is being murdered and the case gets complicated than what it was in the first place.

This is where the story again starts picking up the pace and I have to say is an ultimate page turner. It kept me engrossed in the plot and with the suspense building and with so many things happening all that the same time, you will find it hard to keep the book down.

What happened next? Who was the mastermind behind Hiya's murder?

The story is inevitably one of the best in the crime and thriller genre. Initial impressions of the book wasn't great but once you get past the so called pre-assumptions of what will happen next, you will be unhappy with the fact that you were completely wrong about your assumptions.

Get your hands on the book the moment you find it in the book store and I can assure you that you will be thrilled by the end of the story.

I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


Thursday, 2 November 2017

The Blue Unicorn’s Journey To Osm

About the Book:
“The metal horned unicorns are doomed!” That’s
what Lauda Lead Horn wailed when she first saw the tribe’s new savior. OK, so
his horn was not metal. . .and he did not have a magic power. . .and he was
really a puny little runt. But doomed? Were things really that bad? 


Well, things were pretty bad in the land of
MarBryn. Magh, an evil sorcerer utilized unicorn horns and hooves to create his
magical potions and spells. Those he used, to increase his power and to conquer
everyone in his path. All of the unicorns from the Tribe of the Metal Horn were
now gone . . . except for twelve survivors. 


Before the blue unicorn was born, Numen told
Alumna, the aluminum-horned oracle, that he had a plan to bring the tribe back
home to Unimaise. His prophecy was, “Only the blue unicorn can join with the
Moon-Star. Until then, no new unicorns will be born.” Blue was the last unicorn
born. Twenty years later, his horn was still covered with a plain blue colored
hide. There was not a glint of metal to be seen on it or his hooves. And he
still didn’t have any magic. But he was no longer scrawny and he had his wits.
Though no one else in the tribe thought he had a chance, Blue felt ready to
make Magh pay for his evil deeds. And he went off to do it alone. That was
Blue’s first mistake. If the entire tribe was not standing horn-tip to horn-tip
at the proper time and the exact place to help usher the Moon-Star Spirit into
Blue’s horn, he would die. Then, the rest of the tribe would really be
doomed. 


Readers will follow along two journey paths in
this book. Blue is joined in his travels by his mentor Gaiso, the Stag and his
friend, Girasol the Firebird as they try to find their way across a
danger-filled MarBryn to Muzika Woods. The rest of Blue’s tribe is forced to
follow another route due to Nix Nickle Horn’s unfortunate incident with a
Manticore. Nix, the great unicorn defender must safely lead the way for Ghel,
the Golden-Horned unicorn; Silubhra Silver Horn; Cornum the Brass-Horned
unicorn; Steel Horned Style; Cuprum the Copper-Horned unicorn; Tin-Horned
Tinam; Dr. Zinko; Iown the Iron-Horned unicorn and the others in an action
packed adventure to their destination in Muzika Woods. Both journey paths
converge there in the Nebulium Circle.




About the Author:
I'm Sybrina. . .. .
.Just one of millions of wannabe author/singer/songwriters out there but I
hope, after reading or hearing my books and songs, you'll think my
contributions to the world have as much value as any other famous artist out
there today. 


Fame is all in being in the right place at the right time but at least with the
internet and venues like this, all of us have opportunities to share our
creativity with the world. I'm so happy that I am able to share my works with
you. That is awesome!


The books I’ve written span a wide range between illustrated picture books,
coloring books and YA novels to technical and how-to books. If you’re so
inclined you can read a little bit about the inspiration for each one below.


My latest effort is
“The Blue Unicorn’s Journey To Osm. It is a book I started writing 30 something
years ago and never finished. At the time, it was meant to be an epic fantasy
along the lines of novels written by Tolkien, Piers Anthony, Ursula K. Le Guin
and other amazing fantasy writers. I’ve pulled out my notes, dusted off the
outline and began rewriting and expanding upon the 50 pages I had began. This
story is now available as an Illustrated Book for teens and older readers in
full color and in black and white, too. The black and white version is a
"Read and Color" book. Read a chapter, then color the following
pages. How fun is that? There is also a picture book for pre-schoolers called
Unicorns From Unimaise - The Magical Metal-Horn Trobe. A longer version of the
chapter book will soon be available as an Illustrated Novel with a companion
glossary called, The Marbryn Compendium. All of the fantastic fantasy
illustrations are by Dasguptarts. There is also a companion coloring/character
description book, edited by Calyie Martin. It will introduce potential readers
to the myriad of characters, places and things in the story.












Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Adventues of Farland


In the pursuit to greatness, you have to be creative, innovative and should be able to tell stories which will sell itself. You just need to play with your imagination to give it the shape, that captures a person's attention.

And once you have added all the elements to that cooks up a great story, you are on the right path to achieve everything that you have ever dreamt of.

Mira had heard about the Farland but never knew that it existed, until one day she got an invitation from the Princess to attend the New Moon Party. On the way to the Farland she met many magical creatures like the Starman, Windman, Saltman, mermaids and many more of them.

But when she reached Farland, Queen of the Witches had attacked Farland and had embarked on a journey to free the Dragon of Underhill. If the dragon is freed, it will destroy everything in Farland.

Now Mira, has to make some quick decisions to save Farland from the atrocities of the Witch.

What will she do?

Will she be able to communicate with the Princess before it is too late?

Continue reading to find out what happed next.

Adventures of Farland has all the element of imagination, creativity and innocence that will instantly connect with the kids reading the book. Its a fairy tale that every child would love to hear as his/her bedtime stories. The story could have been a bit longer and I felt that there should have been a little more twist, which would have added more flavor to the story.

What I loved about the story is that it was simple and the characters in the story justified their roles. Overall the story plot was good and it is a must buy book for kids.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Children's Classic Stories Volume I - Retold by Aniesha Brahma

About the Book:

This gorgeous treasury of ten classic stories is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children, bringing the magic of traditional stories to the new generation of children. Aimed at 8-12 year olds, each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for young readers.

The series 'Children's Classic Stories' contains total 100 stories in 10 volumes. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature.



Volume 1 includes the following stories:

01. Little Red Riding Hood

02. Cinderella

03. Hansel and Gretel

04. Sleeping Beauty

05. Snow White and Rose Red

06. The Emperor's New Clothes

07. Rumplestiltskin

08. The Wise Little Girl

09. Goldilocks and the Three Bears

10. Rip Van Winkle



About the Author:



Aniesha Brahma knew she wanted to be a writer since she was six years old. She was schooled in Dolna Day School and went on to pursue B.A., M.A., and M.Phil in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur Univeristy. She currently lives in Kolkata, with her family and five pet cats. She is the author of All Signs Lead Back to You, When Our Worlds Collide, The Guitar Girl and The Secret Proposal. She compiled and edited the 10 volumes series, 'Children's Classic Stories' with love and great efforts.



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