Ravi Dabral’s Greed Lust Addiction is a book that is more like a self-help book doling out life mantras than a crime fiction with a mysterious and dramatic bend. Expect a book that has some lessons to teach on almost all aspects of a person’s life – be it personal, professional, political, social, environmental etc.
Kamadeva: The God of Desire is a mythological fiction that tells us (albeit fictionally) the entire story of Kamadeva, legendary God of love. So, expect a mythological fiction which takes you on a roller coaster ride that is the life of Kamadeva.
Pocketful O’ Stories is a collection of over 200 micro tales – each of them being not more than a page long. Expect a book that showcases love from the point of view of hundreds of Indians. Expect a book that talks about romance in the most innocent and ordinary ways.
Divided into 23 chapters, Indigo Awakening is a grim yet exciting read into the topsy-turvy world of a woman who has been suffering from the feeling of being visited by apparitions at night time. It all makes for a highly unpredictable narrative that seems to find no proper solution.
Pushki’s First Train Adventure is a treat for the 90s kid as it takes the reader down the memory lane to those days of exciting summer vacations and joyful train rides when vacations simply meant making the annual pilgrimage to the house of one’s maternal grandparents.
Time Guard: The Awakening is recommended to anyone interested in stories which are a blend of sci-fi, mythology and all things supernatural. The author challenges the readers to think outside the box and imagine different scenarios.
Catchy yet spine chilling, as the blood splattered on the cover photo denotes, the short stories of promising writer Biswajit Patnaik in his collection of four crime thrillers are titled The Hidden Truth. It is a collection of 4 short stories. The plots are highly thrilling and engrossing.
Sting in the Tale is a collection of thirteen short stories. The stories are across different genres and perspectives. Each story ends with the aim of a twist in the plot line that may leave the reader in wonder and awe. It is a light read with absorbing tales that can occupy a reader for an evening or two.
Divyastra is an easy and quick read not because it has a simple cliché plot but because it manages to hook the reader right from the very beginning with the help of a racy narration and an enticing plot. Expect a book that promises adventure cloaked in mystery.
Worth reading from cover to cover, They Go to Sleep is interesting on a whole new level. There are a total of twelve short stories in this collection. It is a well-compiled assortment of tales about ordinary people going about their everyday lives until they fall into extraordinary situations and how they deal with these circumstances.
The Panchatheertha is a satirical revision of sections 1 and 2 of The Panchatantra written by Vishnu Sharma. What holds the plot together is the manner of storytelling that Rajiv Mittal aces to perfection. The story unfolds with a moderate pace and in a gradual, though not necessarily chronological, manner.
Heart of the Tiger follows the story of Ella, a brave, resolute, young woman in her struggles and sacrifices to save Oakwoods, an ancestral legacy. This bequest has a precious place in her heart, the heart which will roar like a tiger if any foe dare to harm it.