It is Wednesday and I am here with another post in my MiniSeries- Rewind #Indie TBC 2018. I had stated in my last post (read it here) that my journey as an author had made me meet this marvellous bunch of wordsmiths in The Book Club. This series is dedicated Read more…
Title: Wheels of Time Author: Nidhi Garg Genre: Inspirational Pages: 68 Source: Free copy by Blogchatter These are 12 people, 12 tales and 12 months. Which says “When The Unexpected Leads to Expected.” Wheels of time is a short read- a collection of 12 stories. The Read more…
Title: Generously Yours Author: Inderpreet Uppal Genre: Romance Source: Kindle Edition provided by the author ‘Love is forever’ or so thought Diya. Shy, bookish and loving, Diya never thought she would ever need to be anything else. Her charmed life slips away from her in ways, she never imagined. Will Read more…
Hi Folks!!! I would cut down the chase and come to the point directly… Why? Because I am too excited to share this news that it would be completely absurd to go around and play with words rather than coming straight to the point. So here I am my dear Read more…
Title: RISING FROM THE ASHES: A Short Story: Prequel to Knitted Tales 2 Genre: Mythology Author: Rubina Ramesh Source: E-Book provided by The Book Club She was one of the most beautiful woman Asura Sambara had laid his eyes on. Possessing a beauty of this magnitude became his passion. Sambara Read more…
Title: The Girl in the Tower Series: Winternight Trilogy Genre: Fantasy, Folklore Author: Katherine Arden Source: ARC provided by the Penguin Random House The magical adventure began in ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman is forced to choose between marriage or life Read more…
Awesome thriller!!! Title: The Seer’s Daughter Author: Athena Daniels Series: Beyond the Grave Genre: Paranormal Romance Source: Reading Alley To save her, he must let go of everything he ever believed. Upon returning to her hometown for her grandmother’s funeral, Sage Matthews is terrorized by a series of strange Read more…
Author: Stephanie Garber
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
MY TAKE ON CARAVAL
Title: The Bear and the Nightingale
Author: Katherine Arden
Series: The Bear and the Nightingale
Genre: Fantasy, Folklore
At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.
After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.
And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.
As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and calls on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.
MY TAKE ON TBATN
Author: Demelza Carlton
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Retelling
A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all.
Once upon a time…
Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over.
With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl’s green eyes. Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom’s deliverance?