Friday, July 3, 2015

Around The World ARC Tours Presents The Stars Never Rise (Untitled Series #1) by Rachel Vincent Review


Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her. 

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Review:

First I have to say I love love love the start to this series. I love the good VS evil and the world that Rachel has set up. It is where Immortal Souls are in grave danger of being taken by soul sucking demons. The world is on lock down contained for their own good but the truth of the matter is that they are being shaped and monitored for another reason. Only the worthy can procreate children. They are the chosen ones. 

Nina and her sister Mellie are in a race of time. Instead of Nina worrying about her soul she is hell bent on saving her sister Mellie. See Meillie has a secret that could kill her and Nina and Nina will do anything to keep them safe from harm even if that means she has to trust the one person she does not trust, Finn. Finn and his rouge of bandits help Nina and Mellie out. Nina and Finn know that souls are in short supply due to the soul suckers taking anyone's soul at will.

Nina knows that at anytime someone can find out Mellie's secret and that would not be good. The demons are ruthless and don't care whose soul they take. Everyone knows to be careful and mind their business but what will happen to Nina and Mellie and Finn and The Rogues?

This is must read and I need to buy it and re-read it because I love me some good VS evil!

The Stars Never Rise Quotes:

“I opened my mouth to tell her that everything would be okay, but the words melted like sugar on my tongue-sweet yet insubstantial.” 

“Maddock stabbed his fried egg with his fork, and bright yellow yolk bled all over his plate like a sunshine hemorrhage.” 


About Author:

[Note: Though Rachel's blog entries are cross posted here, she does not frequent Goodreads. The best ways to contact her are FB, Twitter, or her Wordpress blog. PLEASE DO NOT SEND HER MESSAGES HERE. SHE DOES NOT CHECK THEM.]

A resident of Oklahoma, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace with two black cats (Kaci and Nyx) and her # 1 fan. Rachel is older than she looks-seriously-and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.

Around The World ARC Tours Presents Awake by Natasha Preston Early Review


Synopsis:

Scarlett doesn’t remember anything before the age of five. Her parents say it’s from the trauma of seeing her house burn down, and she accepts the life they’ve created for her without question—until a car accident causes Scarlett to start remembering pieces of an unfamiliar past.

When a new guy moves into town, Scarlett feels an instant spark. But Noah knows the truth of Scarlett’s past, and he’s determined to shield her from it...because Scarlett grew up in a cult called Eternal Light, controlled by her biological parents.

And they want her back.

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Review:

Okay first I have to say this about this review. You all know I love to read and there are some books that I don't finish but most I try to. This book was very hard for me to read and keep up with. I would confuse characters and this instant love thing was really weird for me. Plus Scarlett's character and her amnesia and then her remembrance really had me confused.

In Awake we meet Scarlett a quiet girl who has no early memories of her childhood. Then one day she meets the new guy in school Noah and he starts asking her questions about her life and she soon realizes she has no memory of her early life. Then it is like fate intervened and she was in another accident and all her memories come back. 

Scarlett finds out she is the daughter of Cult Leaders and she was kidnapped from them in order to save her life. Now she knows all this she is also told her parents want her back and will do anything to get her back. 

What will happen to Scarlett? Will she be kidnapped and brought back to her parents or will she stay with her family and live a normal life......


About Author:

My name is Natasha, but most people call me Tash or Tasha. I don't mind either. I was born in England and have lived in small towns and villages out in the countryside ever since.

My husband, Joseph, is the most supportive person in my life. Without his love, help and patience I wouldn't be where I am today. And this website wouldn't exist! I'm a proud mummy to an amazing little boy who is my whole world.

At school I drifted through, achieving average grades. I fell into administration and receptionist jobs, thinking that I couldn't really do anything else.

In 2010 I stumbled into writing completely by accident. I was searching the 'app store' and came across Wattpad, an amateur writing site. For the first few months I just read, but then decided to type some of the ideas I had floating around my head. I'm so glad I did because I absolutely love writing. 

Writing gave me an escape, and Wattpad gave me the self-confidence I lacked.

Around The World ARC Tours Presents Those Girls by Lauren Saft Review


Synopsis:

Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can't help but stab you in it.

Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica are those girls: they're the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them--and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined a band--without telling anyone. Mollie suffers from a popular (and possibly sociopathic) boyfriend, as well as a serious mean streak. And Veronica just wants to be loved--literally, figuratively, physically....she's not particular. Will this be the year that bonds them forever....or tears them apart for good? 

Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl, and her debut novel is raw, honest, hilarious, and thought-provoking, with a healthy dose of heart.

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Review:

Those Girls is one of those books that will have you yelling and pissed then crying because there is so much going on. This is such an accurate account of high school girls who are popular but have deep down secrets that not even their best friends know about.

In Those Girls we meet three girls who are so different from one another but they have no idea their friends deep down secrets. We meet Alex who has secretly joined a band and is in love with her next door neighbor. Mollie seems to have it all and that includes having a great boyfriend but secretly he is abusing her and controlling her every move.Then you have Veronica who is called the town slut when all she wants is to be loved and have someone to call her own.

These girls party together, share everything or so they thought. Reading this book made me sad at some points because I could imagine feeling not loved and dejected and abused. The one thing that keep coming back to my mind was that schools and parents really need to be more involved with their children. They need to know what is going on and what there children are doing. The teenage years are the years where kids grow up and learn everything.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lauren Saft holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor's degree from Tufts University. She's worked in publishing, TV, education, child care, retail, journalism, and food service, all the while closely studying the habits and compulsions of teenage girls. She currently works as a TV producer in Philadelphia where she lives with her cat and creative inspiration, Desi. Her work has been published in Five Quarterly, Rap Up Magazine, and clubplanet.com. One time, she met the Olsen twins. Those Girls is her debut novel. 

Around The World ARC Tour Presents The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreaker Chronicles #1) by Ali Novak Early Review


Synopsis:

"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. Unbeknownst to him, I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."

Stella will do anything for her sister—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD... for three hours. At least she met a cute boy at the Starbucks beforehand. A blue-eyed boy who looks an awful lot like...

Oliver Perry. Of course Starbucks guy is the lead singer for her least favorite band. Thanks, universe. But there may be more to Oliver than his world-famous charm, because even after she insults his music—to his face—he still gives her his number. Seriously, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver—dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band—when her sister could be dying of cancer?

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Review:

Okay I have to say that at first I did not want to read this book because it sounded cheesy and to high school for me but I have to say that once I started reading it I could not for the life of me put it down. I laughed and I cried and I yelled because there were times when I wanted to jump in the book and shake the hell out of Stella for what she was doing and thinking.

The Heartbreakers starts out in the hospital room of Cara who is Stella and Drew's triplet. Cara has cancer and she is in love with the heartbreakers and Stella has no idea who the group is because she is into photography. On one visit to see Cara Stella has a magazine with the heartbreakers in it and Cara is sad because she had tickets to see them in concert but got sick so she could not go.

Their birthday is coming up and Drew decides to get Stella on board to get The Heartbreakers signatures and show her something special she has been wanting to see for a while. So Stella agrees to go and they take a road trip to see The Heartbreakers and a special surprise for Stella. This is where the story gets going and Stella meets a boy that is gorgeous and smart and funny. She is flirty and having fun with him because she knows she will never see him again or will she see him again?

This is a must read that comes out On my birthday August 04, 2015


Ali Novak is twenty-three-year-old Wisconsin native and recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s creative writing program. She started writing her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was only fifteen. Since then, her work has received more than 100 million hits online.

When she isn’t writing, Ali enjoys Netflix marathons, traveling with her husband Jared, and reading any type of fantasy novel she can get her hands on. 

You can follow her on Wattpad and Twitter @fallzswimer and on Instagram @alinovak.

Hi. I’m Ali.

I’m quite positive that I’m terrible at writing bios, so I’ll start with the basics. I was born in 1991 in Brookfield, Wisconsin on Memorial Day. I have two younger siblings—my brother Jackie and sister Peyton—and I’m married to my high school sweetheart. I’m of Irish and German descent, which means I can drink most people under the table and sunburn on cloudy days.

My passion for writing started with a love of reading. In grade school, my mother introduced me to the Nancy Drew series, which I loved so much I spent all my allowance purchasing every yellow bound book I could get my hands on. Apart from my newfound obsession with collecting books, reading Nancy Drew inspired me to write my own mysteries, and I started scribbling down story ideas in notebooks when I was supposed to be paying attention in class.

When I was fifteen I wrote my first full-length novel, My Life with the Walter Boys, and I wanted to share it with the world. However, the thought of publishing my book never crossed my mind, because what publishing house would pick up a kid's rough draft manuscript? So I did what any normal teenager would do and googled how to share it. That’s how I discovered Wattpad, an online reading and writing community. After working up the courage, I started posting my book to the website in 2010 and the story became an instant hit. Since then, my collective work has been read more than 100 million times.

I didn’t get my break until 2013 when Wattpad formed a partnership with the publishing company Sourcebooks, and I was offered a chance to publish my story. I will never forget the moment when I officially received my book deal for My Life with the Walter Boys. It happened when I was at work, and after reading the email I started bawling my eyes out. Like snot dripping down my face and everything. Very attractive. All my coworkers thought something terrible had happened when really I was on cloud nine.

Now that My Life with the Walter Boys is published and I’m working on new projects, it’s weird to think that I’ll never edit the story again—especially considering I’ve been fiddling with it for more than seven years. But I can look back on my journey and know that writing the book made me the author I am today. To check out my current writing projects, you can follow me on Wattpad @fallzswimmer. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass Book Review


Synopsis:

The highly anticipated conclusion to Kiera Cass's #1 New York Timesbestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is the perfect finale for fans who have followed America's whirlwind romance since it began--and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth'sDivergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium.

The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen--and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

Goodreads:


There’ve been some misunderstandings about exactly how many books will be in the series, when they’re out, and what they even are. I try to keep people updated as best I can, so I’m making this post for reference. Hope this helps!

There will be, in total, five full-length novels in the Selection world:
The Selection (2012)
The Elite (2013)
The One (2014)
The Heir (2015)
The Untitled Fifth Book (2016)

The first three are from America’s perspective, and the final two are from her daughter, Eadlyn’s.

There will also be a companion to the Selection Series entitled Happily Ever After which will be out October 2015. The contents of Happily Ever After are as follows:
The Prince (with the two bonus chapters), Maxon’s novella
The Guard, Aspen’s novella
The Queen, Amberly’s novella
The Favorite, Marlee’s novella
Three scenes from Celeste’s POV
Lucy’s scene (bonus scene from The One)
The bonus epilogue
Where are they now?
A map
Various illustrations

These will be ALL the works I make related to the Selection world. I have plans for other books (including the totally revamped version of The Siren that will be out in early 2016) and some other things I’m playing with. So this isn’t the end of my books period… just the ones in Illéa. Feel free to leave questions, and I’ll try to make this post as complete as possible. Thanks!


The announcement has just been made! Here's the official word via Deadline.com:

"Warner Bros has won film rights to Kiera Cass’ global bestseller The Selection, the first of a five-novel series, and has set Black List scribe Katie Lovejoy to adapt it. DiNovi Pictures’ Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan are producing with Pouya Shahbazian. Lovejoy’s script The Arsonist Love Story made the 2010 Black List.

The book has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide, and two other volumes have been published. HarperTeen just made a two-book deal to continue the series, which is published in 32 languages. Described as The Hunger Games without the bloodshed, it follows 35 underprivileged girls who are chosen to compete to live in a life of luxury. The protagonist, America Singer, is sweet on a young man from her district, but when she’s exposed to the opulence of a royal life, she’s conflicted, even though a rebel uprising threatens the pampered.

As for Lovejoy, she recently developed a pilot for NBC, with Universal Television, Eva Longoria, and John Glenn producing. She previously wrote pilots for NBC, Bravo, and ABC and worked on the staff of the NBC series Dracula. She is repped by CAA and Myman Greenspan. Cass is repped by Red Tree Literary and New Leaf Literary & Media. Andy Fischel and Julia Spiro are overseeing for Warner Bros."

Sooooo, what are your thoughts on a possible Selection movie? I'm sure there will be lots of questions, and I'll try to get to those soon! Thanks for all your support, y'all! These things only happen because of you!

Review:

Lordy Lordy Lordy this review is so late but I am finally catching up and getting ready to read book four. I have to first say that this series is so kick butt I loved it it so much. At first I had my reservations about reading it but once I started reading it I could not put them down and read all three in a row and then I found out there were more books and I was excited because I needed to know what happened to the royals as well as the commoners.

America never imagined in her mind that she would be chosen for The Selection never mind thinking she would make it to the end and be one of the two ladies being chosen as the future Queen. America went through hell and back living in the castle away from her family and friends but she took it in stride and got to know Prince Maxon and began having feelings for him.

So when it was time for Prince Maxon to chose a wife she was shocked that right before the decision was made the Faction invaded the castle and started attacking the royals. America was worried sick about Max but she held on and kept thinking of good things and family and friends and how the selection was held. It seemed like days but only hours when she was able to be released from the secret room and reunited with her maids and Prince Max.

Prince Max having lost a lot of loved ones still needed to decide who his Queen was going to be and when he chose his Queen people were shocked. I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat and then when I finished the book I cried. Great series to read and I can't wait to read book four The Heir. 


I am a graduate of Radford University with a B.S. in History. I grew up in South Carolina and currently live in Christiansburg, Virginia with my electrical engineer hubby, car-obsessed son, and princess-loving daughter. I'm a #1 New York Times bestseller, woohoo! I'm also a valued customer at my local cupcake shop.

Things I hate:

When people fail to use turn signals, flying, salads.

Things I love:

Office supplies, boy bands, desserts.

100 Things I Love:

Being married. Cake. The smell of Autumn. Motherhood. Books. Elephants. Back rubs. On demand movies. Actually going out to movies. Faith. Cinnamon rolls. My family. Butterflies. When my kitchen is clean. Crayons. Pink. Tote bags. Dancing. Organizing via color coordination. That my wedding dress was tea length, not floor. Baking. My house. Writing utensils. Paper. India. The sound of water. Making videos. Buttons. The word Episcopalian. Making people laugh. Layering clothes. British accents. Pinterest. Animation. Fireworks. The smell of the Ocean. My wedding rings. Aprons. Reasons to get dressed up. Sex. Pop music. Stars. Taking walks. Daydreaming. Stickers. School Spirit. My friends. Living in a small town. Japan. Singing. Painting my toenails. Pranks/ practical jokes. Painting. Stretch canvas. Costumes. Dipping my fingers in melted wax. Style. Soda. Spending an hour typing at a coffee shop. Musicals. Back to school season. Mopeds. Good hair days. Naps. Not walking up but looking at a beautiful staircase. Driving alone. My ankles. Playlists. Spending entire days in pajamas. Holidays. Telling stories. Spontaneity. Theme parks. Bookshelves. The word copacetic. Boxes. Empty journals. Surprises. Doing things in groups. Doing things alone. Getting real mail. Decorating. Small forks. A good hug. Gift cards. New Years Goals. Going out to dinner. When someone else remembers some great story about me/us that I’ve forgotten. Toy stores. Fireplaces. Breakfast foods. Journaling. Crying for a good reason. Doorbells. Pointless adventures. Voting. My birthday. Reasons to make wishes. Recycling.

Pretty Little Killers: The Truth Behind the Savage Murder of Skylar Neese by Daleen Berry & Geoffrey C. Fuller Book Review


Synopsis:

In Pretty Little Killers, journalist Daleen Berry and investigator Geoffrey Fuller expand upon their New York Times bestselling ebook The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese to give you even more information behind one of the most horrific and shocking murders of our time. Including over 100 pages of new material, Pretty Little Killers shares the latest theories and answers the questions that have left many people baffled.

After killer Shelia Eddy pled guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison and Rachel Shoaf was sentenced to thirty years for second-degree murder, family, friends, investigators, and other key sources reveal the facts you would have learned if the case had gone to trial.

Including specific details drawn from Rachel’s confession, Pretty Little Killers looks at the crime through the eyes of the victim and killers, providing intimate testimony from the pages of Rachel’s personal journal, Skylar’s diary and school papers, and court records.

Berry and Fuller examine all this, including previously unreported details about Rachel and Shelia’s rumored lesbian relationship and explain why more than one investigator believes Skylar’s murder was a thrill kill.

Most important, Pretty Little Killers provides a satisfying answer to Skylar’s final question: “Why?”

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Review:

This book will scare every parent who has teenagers. I first watched the Dateline program about this story and I was in so much shock that I had to order the book and read the story to find out what really happened to Skylar Neese. After reading about Skylar I could not believe that best friends could act like that towards one another. I mean best friends fight and argue but they don't kill for no reason.

Skylar, Shelia, and Rachel all became best friends and did everything together. Then they started to fight and argue more frequently and Sheila and Rachel decided to kill Skylar. According to Rachel she said they killed her because they did not like her anymore and everyone has said there was more to it and eventually the truth will come out.

They took Skylar out for a ride and killed her and then returned home like nothing happened. Sheila was even so bold as to help Skylar's parents post pictures and flyers every where to find Skylar all the while Sheila knew she and Rachel had killed her and left her body for the animals to eat.

These girls received life in prison but people say that they needed to get the death penalty because they killed SKylar in cold blood and went on with their lives as normal as if nothing happened. The one thing the family of Skylar Neese wants to know is WHY why did they kill her. They were best friends and did everything together so why would they kill her. But the girls are not talking and refuse to say why other than they did not like her anymore.

This is a must read book for all parents to read because you truly never know who your child's best friend or friends really are. 


About The Author:

I've been a journalist for more than 20 years and made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. I speak about social topics no one else likes to talk about, like murder-suicide and date rape, at conferences around the country. I've spoken at Johns Hopkins University; UC Berkeley, California; and was thrilled when I was invited to give aTEDx talk in 2013.

I love investigative reporting and am writing my fourth book, Pretty Little Killers, was released in July 2014.

My last book, The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese, with coauthor Geoff Fuller, was released in February 2014.

I was once an Associated Press stringer, in 1994, and West Virginia Public Radio aired my audio piece about the 2006 Sago Mine Disaster, which was pretty cool. When I have free time, I blog at my website, and contribute pieces to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post.

I've won a few awards for my writing while reporting for and editing the following newspapers: The Cumberland Times-News; The Tracy Press; The Dominion Post; The Buckhannon Record Delta; The Kingsville Record; The Preston County Journal, and The Panther Press. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lady Readers Bookstuff Presents The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer (Ruby Iyer #1) by Laxmi Hariharan Book Review


Synopsis:

A YA action-thriller, with strong dystopian undertones and a kickass protagonist, taking you on a white knuckle ride through a disintegrating Bombay City.

A terrifying encounter propels Ruby Iyer from her everyday commute into a battle for her own survival. Trusting her instincts, she fights for the things she believes in, led on a mysterious path between life and death on the crowded roads of Bombay; and when her best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr Braganza, she will do anything to rescue him. Anything, including taking the help of the sexy Vikram Roy, a cop-turned-rogue, on a mission to save Bombay. The city needs all the help it can get, and these two are the only thing standing between its total destruction by Dr Braganza's teen army. As Bombay falls apart, will Ruby be able to save her friend and the city? Will she finally discover her place in a city where she has never managed to fit in? And what about her growing feelings for Vikram?

The Origins of Ruby Iyer:

Growing up in Bombay I was weighed down by the expectations of traditional Indian society. Yet, I wanted to be economically independent. So, daily I would leave the relative safety of home, knowing that my commute to work was going to be nightmarish. It's just how public transport is in this city. When you get on a crowded local train platform, you accept that you are probably going to be felt up. Every time this happened to me, I would get really angry. But, I would deal with it and get on. When a young photojournalist was raped in the centre of Bombay in broad daylight, I was furious. It was as if nothing had changed in all the years I had been away. I had a vision of this young girl who would not back down anymore; who would stand up for herself regardless of the consequences. Who would follow her heart ... Thus Ruby Iyer was born. Ruby is her own person. She leads I follow.

Goodreads:

Review:

The Many Lives Of Ruby Iyer was a very interesting story. It is set in Bombay which is currently Mumbai and the descriptions were so vivid I could picture Mumbai in my head.

This the story about Ruby living in Mumbai and having to deal with things no woman should have to deal with. Her best friend is kidnapped and she decides to fight back by searching for her friend. Ruby is so determined to find out what happened to her friend and locate her friend she ends up befriending a cop gone rogue Vikram.

Vikram is trying to help Ruby because Dr Braganza is threatening Ruby so Vikram decides to help out. This is where the story begins and it is like the roller coaster ride and I could not get enough of this story. I was on the edge of my seat wanting and needing to know what happened at the end.

This is a MUST READ story for all mystery lovers!


A near life experience told me to write... I never stopped. 
Thanks to technology, you can constantly reinvent yourself in the space of a lifetime. 
These are my roles:


Shadowfie

I am the one time-trapped in that sixteen year old rebellious teen I was... 
But was born old, with an uncomfortable insight through which I purvey the world: I obsess often about why we do the things we do. Perhaps, that is why I created Ruby Iyer - she starts out terrified, but then chooses to live life on her own terms. 

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer debuted #1 Hot New Release on Amazon in Asian Lit.


I also wrote The Destiny of Shaitan - #1 Bombay Chronicles. It went to #2 on the kindle epic fantasy charts, and won gold at the 2013 global eLit awards.


Obviously selfie obsessed:


Sunfie

I am a marketer: have worked with NBCUniversal and MTV 


Can't hide that wide grin 


More likely to be seen like this - a cigar smoking, befuddled writer.

I also blog for huffingtonpost.co.uk


#Holifie

Really though I just want to be like this #treeoflaxmi - Stay the path... 


I also help London Indian Film Festival, Europe's #1 Festival for Indian Independent Cinema


Reach me @laxmi or on my Facebook page

London is where I create. Bombay is what fires my imagination.

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The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer - Chapter 1


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An angry young girl desperate to rescue her best friend. A sexy cop willing to do anything to save his city. A delusional doctor bent on annihilation. 

A terrifying encounter with a molester propels Ruby Iyer from her everyday commute into a battle for her own survival. Trusting her instincts, she fights for what she believes in, led on a mysterious path between life and death on the crowded roads of Bombay; and when her best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr Braganza, she will do anything to rescue him. Anything, including taking the help of the dangerous super cop Vikram Roy, on a mission to save Bombay. The city needs all the help it can get, and these two are the only thing standing between its total destruction by Dr Braganza's teen army. As Bombay falls apart, will Ruby be able to save her friend and the city? Will she finally discover her place in a city where she has never managed to fit in? And what about her growing feelings for Vikram?

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer is a character driven, thriller-fantasy, with a kick-ass protagonist taking you on a white-knuckle ride, through a disintegrating Bombay city. It debuted at #1 Hot New Release on Amazon Asia Lit and is a finalist in the 9th Indie Excellence Awards.

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CHAPTER ONE

I need to get the fuck out of here. Grasping the edge of the train platform, I scream with pain as my fingernails tear. A low rumbling, growing louder. The 8.05am to Churchgate blares its horn, coming straight at me.

I look for help, look up at my tormentor. When he stretches his hand I shrink away from his arousal.

Get the fuck out of here.

Red and blue sparks crackle. An open electricity wire dangles on the other side of the tracks. Heart pounding with panic I scream for help to the rush hour Bombay crowd. Nobody hears me.

I don’t have a choice.

I fling out an arm gone rigid with dread. My skin shrivels, as the hand that grabbed my crotch now clutches my wrist.

The Hand bends towards me and I shriek with terror. Of him.

He claws off my other palm still gripping the platform and jerks me up, high, almost eye level. I hang there suspended, swaying.

Heat from the train crashes over me.

Can’t. Breathe.

Then, I am flying through the dust, thrown free of the tracks.

"Don't go too far, little girl," my ma's voice taunts. "You don't know what demons are out there."

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Thank you for reading Ruby’s story.