The Colours of Passion: Unravelling Dark Secrets behind the Limelight by Sourabh Mukherjee

GENRES– Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

Rate– 5 Stars

Type– Standalone


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My Thoughts

I have read Sourabh Mukherjee’s work before and so I picked this one. I am not a suspense/mystery genre reader, but the blur is very interesting and so is the story. First I thought this story might be scary as the character Hiya Sen got raped and murdered by the start itself; I became sensitive once there were any talk or scene about rape….., but once the story went by I got hooked to it and I had to literally stop myself for breaks.


My Review-

Tollywood actor Hiya Sen was married to business man Manav Chauhan, just few days after their wedding, when they were travelling by car with their driver, three men attacks them, and brutally rape and murder Hiya. ACP Agni Mitra investigates this high profile case. And unfolds the criminal mind behind this. As the story goes, he finds many people with reasons for revenge or for their own benefit, cant hurt Hiya and Manav.

There is Neha Awasthi, daughter of family friend to Chauhan’s, whose engagement with Manav got broke off. Then there is Rutuja Bose, actor and co-worker of Hiya, with whom she share film screen and everyone knows things are not good between these two actors. As the investigation had yet to get solve, two more people connecting to this case get murdered. Agni needs to solve puzzles before the criminal fly away.



Some scenes might disturb young readers, but yes I would recommend to read this to adult and young readers, as it shows the darker and meaner side of our world which young readers need to see, as incidents does not just happens only in screens or pages but in real life too and The Colours of Passion is packed with thrill, mystery, and full of suspense.


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Sourabh Mukherjee is the author of the thriller ‘The Colours of Passion’ (2017). His first novel ‘In the Shadows of Death: A Detective Agni Mitra Thriller’, released in December 2015, has been appreciated by readers, bloggers and the national media.

Earlier, he regaled his readers with the immensely popular e-books ‘Nargis Through my Summers’ and ‘Loves Lost’, also available together in paperback as ‘Romance Shorts’, a collection of four dark-romance short stories. His short stories have also been published in various e-zines and anthologies. He was….more

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The Rise of Sivagami (Baahubali: Before the Beginning #1) by Anand Neelakantan

GENRES– Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology

Rate- 4 Stars

Type- Standalone, Prequel


My Review-

Sivagami’s father, the loyal bhoomipathi of Mahishmathi was executed as being traitor when she was five year old. Her father leaves behind a manuscript in secret for her. written in strange, old language. This is the only think she have now of her own to say when her foster family left her in the royal orphanage of Mahishmathi , she vows to kill its king and destroy the Mahishmati kingdom.

Kattappa, the slave., son of slave Malayappa to the current king of Mahishmathi. Kattappa is not smart but loyal to his princes and the kingdom. He must get back his brother’s senses , who thinks they have right to freedom. Kattappa must save his brother from trouble and from thoughts of freedom.

Bijjaladeva, oh! where are my manners… Prince Bijjaladeva (the spoiled) is few months behind to be twenty one year old, age to be free to do what he wants (as if he listen to anyone). He is bad, spoiled, evil, fool, good warrior, nut head.

There are many interesting character some are Mahadeva (Bahubali’s father), King Somadeva (father of Bijjaladeva and Mahadeva), Malayappa and Shivappa (father and brother of Kattappa)….


My Thoughts-

Watched the movie, loved it, became fan (who is not!), while waiting for the second part to be released, found this book and was shocked, yes i was more shocked than being excited. Anand Neelakantan, the author, wrote a book based on a block blaster movie. It cannot be coincident but a well planned to launch this book just a month and so before the release of the sequel of Bahubali. The author wrote this almost 500 pages book in 109 days, including plotting, planning, and drafting. When I couldn’t take longer of waiting to watch the second part,. I took this book. Sivagami is my favorite character, in movie she is that power. The book says story of a teen age girl, who is learning very step and starting to understand around her and as this is a book 1 of the prequel sequel, I will love to see the transformation of sivagami in book 2.

There were many question we fans have about the characters after watched the movie. and my only question was how sivagami was so powerful and humble. I expect the answer in this novel. and as the second book is promised I hope to get answer in that.  Few more questions popped up after reading, being a total opposite characters sivagami and Bijjaladeva, how they end up in marriage and why Devaraya was executed? why Thimma leaving sivagami in royal orphanage? what is the real reason of Kattaps’s ancestor of becoming slaves and the question never ends, maybe only after reading the book 2.



Apart from sword fighting, cutting, killing, dead bodies…. this novel contains adult content (that’s what I call them). so would not recommend this to young readers / young fans of Bahubali movie. The story is in its own entertainment way, related to movie but in its own way. Advise to the reader to read it as a fresh start.


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Anand-Neelkantan-686x1024I was born in a quaint little village called Thripoonithura, on the outskirts of Cochin, Kerala. Located east of mainland Ernakulam, across Vembanad Lake, this village had the distinction of being the seat of the Cochin royal family. However, it was more famous for its hundred odd temples; the various classical artists it produced and its music school. I remember many an evening listening to the faint rhythm of Chendas from the temples and the notes of the flute escaping over the rugged walls of the school of music. Gulf money and the rapidly expanding city of Cochin have, however, wiped away all remaining vestiges of that old world charm. The village…..more

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Cursed & Cherished: The Duke’s Wilful Wife (Love’s Second Chance #2)

GENRES– Historical Fiction,  Clean Romance

Rate- 3 Stars

Type- Standalone

My Review-

“If you touch me, I will kill you!” she hissed, eyes burning with a hatred he had never seen before.

Hearing this from his new wife on the night of their marriage, Edmond Dunsworth did not know why his wife married him if she hate him so much.

Edmond Dunsworth, Duke of Cromwell, is like sunshine. Happy and smiling guy. He is bankrupt and need generous finance. Solution: a wife with sizable dowry. By suggestion, he must chose one from the daughters of a merchant. He does not hope love from this marriage, as he need no love.

Anna Hanford, a merchant’s younger daughter. She must make Duke of Cromwell to choose her in marriage for her sister, to protect her. But will she be able to accept a guy who will marry her for her dowry, he may have her dowry but not her love.

My Thoughts-

Anna is smart, she speaks her mind, have courage to challenge her father. Loves her family, gets married to stranger to protect her sister. All this qualities of her make the reader and Edmond Admire her, she is so right for him. Anna and Edmond’s conservation is so entertaining and funny. Anna challenge him all the time and Edmond accept it with smiling face or sometime get scared of her. I don’t want to be spoiler, go and read it.

Bree Wolf, author of this novel, wrote very well as you cannot think of what-will-happen-next. Till the end I was like I-did-not-see-that-coming. Main female character of Bree wolf are strong willed, like Rosabel from Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke’s Late Wife (Love’s Second Chance #1) click here for review of that novel.

Recommendation- Yes, I would recommend this to everyone, including teens and young adult. This is a clean romance, very much entertainment read.

About the Author-

Amazon bestselling author, Bree Wolf has always been a language enthusiast (though not a grammarian!) and is rarely found without a book in her hand or her fingers glued to a keyboard. Trying to find her way, she has taught English as a second language, traveled abroad and worked at a translation agency as well as a law firm in Ireland. She also spent loooong years obtaining a BA in English and Education and a MA in Specialized Translation while wishing she could simply be a writer. Although there is nothing simple… know more

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Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke’s Late Wife (Love’s Second Chance #1)

GENRES– Historical Fiction,  Clean Romance

Rate- 5 Stars

Type- Standalone


My Review-

Graham Astor, mourns over his death wife, whom he loved dearly and can’t bare to live without. There is one thing he cannot run from, his daughter, who need a mother to love and a parent to guide. Graham must look for a wife (no), mother for this daughter.

Setting his jaw, Graham once more turned to the window. “I am not looking for a wife.”

“I see,” Edmond said, and there was something in his voice that made graham look at him. “Do you?” he asked.

Edmond nodded. “You’re not looking for a wife, but for a mother for Georgiana”

Rosabel wants not to be burden on her uncle, who took her in after her parents. She wishes to be a governess and live an independent life. Until a stranger ask for her hand in marriage and her uncle agrees instantly.

A shiver went down her back as his eyes met hers, and she averted her gaze without another thought as though afraid the cold in his eyes could turn her to stone.” There is something unsettling about him,” she whispered.

My Thought-

Had very much fun reading this historical romance, loved how Rosabel felt for Georgiana (Graham’s daughter), feeling of love and protecting her as her own daughter, for whom she can fight many war with her husband.

Graham is thick coconut head. His damaged heart is so in pieces that he closed all door for love from his daughter and wife. All claps and standing ovation goes to Rosabel for being strong and brave and for breaking cold walls between her husband and his family.

Recommendation- Yes, I would recommend this to everyone, including teens and young adult. This is a clean romance, very much entertainment read.

About the Author-

Amazon bestselling author, Bree Wolf has always been a language enthusiast (though not a grammarian!) and is rarely found without a book in her hand or her fingers glued to a keyboard. Trying to find her way, she has taught English as a second language, traveled abroad and worked at a translation agency as well as a law firm in Ireland. She also spent loooong years obtaining a BA in English and Education and a MA in Specialized Translation while wishing she could simply be a writer. Although there is nothing simple about being a writer, her…

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ASHOKA – Lion of Maurya (Ashoka, #1) by Ashok K. Banker

My Review-

Growing up hearing about Emperor’s of India it did not took me a second to add this book to ‘want to read’ list and cover is very much attractive and mesmerized.

This is not a history book but its a historical fiction. I loved that it is based on true historians, and did not bored me with all the date and details and facts. I found myself in magnetic chain of reading, now I am in hangover of the mauryavansh world created by the author. Ashok k. banker is indeed a great story teller. He created a world where all women and men are more than gender. loved how he described chandikas, female military who can beat men face to face and can do more than that., Political minds and strategies. Ashok left me with many questions and incomplete thoughts.

One thing to Ashok K. Banker, “when will the second book of this series will be out?”


Yuvraj Ashoka is 2nd in line to Throne, he have no desire to be the next emperor of mauryavansh and when he accidentally overhears assassins plot to a threat his family, family of 100 queen mothers and siblings, he get into ground to stop them with help of chandikas. Chandikas, military of females instituted by samrat Chandragupta Maurya himself. while solving each puzzle, he finds out the threat lies within his own family. with advise of his guru Kautilya, the ex prime minister and the great mind Chanakya, he has to stop the assassins and also save himself from get killed……

About The Author-


Ashok is an internationally acclaimed author of mixed-race and mixed-cultural parentage based in Mumbai, India. His Epic India Library is a lifetime writing plan that aims to retell ALL the major myths, legends and itihasa of the Indian sub-continent in an interlinked cycle of over 70 volumes. This includes the Ramayana Series, Krishna Coriolis, the Mahabharata Series, the contemporary thriller Blood Red Sari and other works. His books have sold over 1.4 million copies in 12 languages and 57 countries worldwide…

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The Cure was Love by Reet Singh

My Review-

Even thought the story was predictable at sometime I had fun reading it. I had a problem with Simi gill, I was like “girl you worry and think too much, just let it go and go with the flow”. I loved Dr. Rudy, i don’t know from where Reet (author) found him and  does this type of guy even exist in real life. Because he is so handsome, rich, successful, very patient and bonus he have a twin.

Simi gill is a only child brought by her father who is single parent, studying medical  in Bangalore and her father runs plant nursery in Chandigarh. She is in new York for her medical studentship at Sloan Kettering Medical Centre. Due to her not-good-with-alcohol problem she ends up in someone’s room with a… bronzed skin , dark hair sexy.

She had noticed, in a blurred half second, a pair of trousers, distinctly masculine underwear and a tie.

She didn’t possess a blue rug, didn’t wear corduroy – nor manly underwear – and she certainly didn’t own a tie. There was only one explanation- this wasn’t her room

Dr. Rudy Bhatnagar, half Indian, who is a surgeon, his parents are gynaecologist and an orthopaedic surgeon, he is rich and damn handsome. he is guy who are very very very hard to find.

Rudy have his own past  and simi is boken heart.. will they find cure and is the cure is love.

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About the Author- Reet has a romantic soul, partly genetic but certainly attributable to the romantic fiction she devours by the kilo. When she’s not watching romcoms, or doing creative things with wool and a crochet hook, or playing Scrabble, she can be found in the kitchen putting together her ‘world-famous’ one-pot meals.

Married for three decades, her prototypical tall, handsome, and sensitive hero-husband still makes her heart skip a beat. Writing about love and happy endings feeds her romantic soul; hearing from her…

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Chase of Choices by Hari Parameshwar

I got this copy as Author’s choice for honest review, it is my first completed novel written by male author. and I must say I had fun reading this novel more than I expected, loved the nickname of the characters, especially kini and kitu. This story is filled with wanting, needs, and hard time and romance.


Humans are souls, buried deep below the coloured dusts of knowledge and experiences of the consciousness, within their physical bodies. The soul, when it deserts the body, dispenses with the colours of dusts to emerge as purest of the pure light. Yet, due to a cosmic error, if it carries some of the coloured dusts with it before manifesting in another physical form, then what could be the fate of that soul? The novel, Chase of Choices, the story of a never-ending search in today s global context is recounted through Olivia, an American woman a divorcee and, mother of two who falls in love with an Indian, believing him to be the soul mate for whom her soul had longed for, since long. The story is as emotional, as inquisitive and romantic it is. Yet, at the same time, the underlying vibes are enlightening: revealing as many as 46 universal laws of human life, through 46 short chapters. Dr Hari Parameshwar, through this gripping and thrilling fiction, divulges how choices could sometimes really mess up ones life in our incessant strive to embrace balance in work, personal life and family whilst exposing the hollowness in the institution of marriage and depletion of values in family system, in utmost and brutal honesty.

My Review-

Ravi Raj Nambiar is divorced, single parent, is in search of wife through martimotal portal, who can  play mother role of his two children, especially for his daughter. in the journey of finding suitable wife, which is never ending quest, he met many choices, I mean candiates.

women is mysterious to men and its purpose mystifying, even to women. one of the prime traits of womankind is: the power of acceptance, obligations, change, pleasure, pain…..

Meenu, cute face, short hair, who is in his mind, who is interested in marrying ravi and somewhat is little strange. (I thing she have split personality). and then there is Anjali (I was secretly rooting for her with ravi), charming, with appealing eyes and a wide smile, sensible, poetess,  with child like voice and Priya menon.

But everything left aside when he got voice message from American women called Olivia Claire O’Neil, white women, with 2 children of her own, who wants to marry Indian man and settled down in India. she feels ravi is her soulmate for whom she longed for. with so many choice, who he will and should settle down with.

13851049About Author-

Dr Hari Parameshwar is the author of: “Many Paths Many Answers” and “Chase of Choices”.

Chase of Choices, released recently, has been acclaimed by many, besides receiving interesting reviews on media and from eminent reviewers. The New Indian Express pronounced it as “an emotional whirlwind on the complexities of life.”

His first book, Many Paths Many Answers, was published a year back and that, too, has received excellent reviews from the readers and media. The Indian Express review called it an “unputdownable” book: “that fresh breeze of new-age spirituality that draws its inspiration from the waters of the source at its roots and takes them to its vibrant flowers blossoming out into the full view of a……. goodreads/author

Books by Hari Parameshwar- Many Paths Many Answers

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Scorched by His Fire by Reet Singh

My Review-

Scorched by Tanay’s fire, hats off to reet singh, her hero is not only handsome, hot and sexy but he is also loving… ok at first I hated him, then I hated him more, he was like ‘typical men’. But then his charmed showed up, he was charming, understandable, mind reader, problem solver, in short he is whole package.

Mita, lives in Mauritius with her mom, nana and nani (grandparants). Her uncle takes her marriage as his great responsibility, showing her up with proposals from ‘nice’ young men.

If only Mita would say yes. she was only twenty-six and raring to experience life.

She don’t want to hurt her family, so to make matter under her control she makes deal with tanay, who is so want to make her his.

“For me, anyway, it was love at first sight. I saw her across the room and there was no denying it. I felt like I’d known he forever.”

Her best friend samrat’s wife laxmi is insecure of her husband’s relationship with mita, here comes the overprotective brother of her’s. Detective Tanay Devkumar suspects that samrat is having affair with mita and its his responsibility to clean ‘this type of women’ from his sister’s marriage. what he don’t know is what will happen of him if he get to close to her.

reet singhAbout the Author- Reet has a romantic soul, partly genetic but certainly attributable to the romantic fiction she devours by the kilo. When she’s not watching romcoms, or doing creative things with wool and a crochet hook, or playing Scrabble, she can be found in the kitchen putting together her ‘world-famous’ one-pot meals.

Married for three decades, her prototypical tall, handsome, and sensitive hero-husband still makes her heart skip a beat. Writing about love and happy endings feeds her romantic soul; hearing from her readers thrills her.

Having a mother that read to her, she paid it forward, telling bedtime stories to her sons and nieces until they grew too old too fast. As a reaction to them growing up before she knew what was happening, she began writing for older children, and has published children’s books on Amazon, for Kindle.

Books by Reet Singh-  The Cure Was Love | The Zaken Takeover

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She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Zeenat Mahal


Zoella didn’t know whether she was devastatingly happy or happily devastated.

Zoella has been in love with Fardeen Malik, her best friend’s gorgeous older brother, since she was ten, but he’s always seen her as a ‘good girl’—not his type—and he can barely remember her name. Besides, he’s engaged to a gorgeous leggy socialite, someone from the same rarefied social strata as the imposing Malik family. In short, Zoella has no chance with him.

Until a brutal accident leaves Fardeen scarred and disfigured, that is. Suddenly bereft of a fiancée, Fardeen is bitterly caustic, a shell of the man he used to be, a beast that has broken out of the fairy tale world he once lived in. And a twist of fate lands him his very own beauty—Zoella.

This man, however, is a far cry from the Fardeen of her dreams. Stripped of her illusions, Zoella creates her own twist in the fairy tale, beating him at his own game.

Zeenat Mahal explores themes of love, longing and arranged marriages in this modern, unusual interpretation of the old-age fairy tale.

My Review-

Realistic beauty and the beast.

She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not is a romantic and funny novel, by zeenat mahal, who’s writing style have maganetic effect on readers. I couldn’t stop myself once I started, forgot reality and was very happy in zeenat mahal’s beautiful world,filled with family’s love, culture.

Zoella is in love with her best friends brother since forever. can’t keep my her heartbeat as same and her eyes always follow her first crush, most handsome, prince charming fardeen. who have never seen her properly, who can barely remember her name. Zoella knows she can’t have him and he loves his fiancée neha, he thinks zoella is a “nice girl”, nice girls are not his type, he even don’t know what to do with them, leaves zoella with no chance at all.

It was fate that changed everything with in a night, after an accident left fardeen with destroyed face and scars, scars not only in his skin but also in his heart as his fiancée neha (witch) left him, making him beast. Can zoella bring back her prince charming, make him her fardeen.

“Hey, did you feel that?” he asked almost shocked.
“Don’t tell me, you didn’t feel that?”
“Feel what?”
“None of god’s little creatures fell dead because you shared a smile with me. The sun didn’t vanish. The earth didn’t implode. The curse must be broken”

7153244About Author- Zeenat Mahal (@zeemahal) is an avid reader and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She has an MPhil in English literature from Government College Lahore and an MFA in creative writing from Kingston University, London. She loves to travel and has lived in London, Australia, and Kingston Upon Thames,and she now lives in Lahore. She loves Rome,Florence,the Impressionists, musicals, movie classics and all sorts of museums. it’s a sickness really.
‘Haveli’ and ‘The Contract’ are Zeenat’s first two published novellas. Her latest novel, She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, has been in Amazon top ten for seven weeks running. Haveli, The Contract and The Accidental Fiancee, have all been in the top 100 bestseller’s list on Amazon.
Books by Zeenat Mahal-  Haveli | The Contract | The Accidental Fiancee

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When I see your Face by Devika Fernando


Cathy has had enough. Having run away from her abusive husband, she tries to pick up the broken pieces of her life in a remote village, focusing on her dream to start her own cake business. Finding true love is the last thing on her mind. When she comes face to face with a man who looks exactly like the one she is struggling to forget, life throws the biggest challenge yet at her: Should she give in to his charm and care or is history going to repeat itself?

My review-

“When I see your face” is a true romance, this is a short story, which will leave you wanting more.

I want more, This story is filled with romance, pure clean true romance. i was expecting more in climax, maybe some drama but i was wrong the end ended as it shown be, just perfect.

“why wouldn’t you have thought so? Don’t I look like an artist?”
“no, you don’t”
“Then what do i look like? A gardener?”
“You look like some one i know”

Cathy ran away from her past, in a present where nothing is left of her but only to collect her self, discover herself as she gave her everything to a man, her husband, who was not worth it. Just when she was living her present, “bang” comes the man who has the same face as her husband, what will happen of her, will her life going to end the same way as before, or she will find her true love, but how, when her past keep appearing in front of her.

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Almost as soon as Devika Fernando could write, she imagined stories and poems. After finishing her education in Germany and returning to her roots in Sri Lanka, she got a chance to turn her passion into her profession. Having lived in Germany and in Sri Lanka with her husband has made her experience the best (and the worst) of two totally different worlds – something that influences her writing. Her trademark are sweet, yet deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust. She draws inspiration from everyone and everything in life. Besides being a romance novel author, she works as a self-employed German web content writer, as a translator, and as a faithful servant to all the cats, dogs, fish and birds in her home. What she loves most about being an author is the chance to create new worlds and send her protagonists on a journey full of ups and downs that will leave them changed.

Books by Devika Fernando-
  Saved In Sri Lanka | Kaleidoscope Of Hopes | Playing With Fire | Love- Lots Of Volatile Emotions | Forbidden

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