🌿Black Shoe🌿

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The story observes the lives of two unlikely companions in the form of Mr. Arun mascarenhas, a revered conductor, and young Ron, a prodigy, and the meeting of two because of a common thread: the book dives into the phenomenon of past, ever a subject of philosophy – profound, effective and ever-present. The entirety of the journey past and present is sprinkled with music, another thing that dictates their lives, which takes the center-stage as the story reaches its last third.
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🌿If you are a reader looking for something extremely well written and extraordinary that will tune in with your soul, I think this is it! When I started this book, I wasn’t really sure of what it will serve because few times I felt clueless especially in the first few chapters but once I was into the plot and characters, the rhythm and melody, I was completely immersed and the way author transforms things, sets and characters, it’s amazing. The most amazing and worth appreciating thing about it is the writing, it marvellous and I mean it, the lyrical writing sounds soothing and soulful, if you are reading this book and love a paragraph just read it loud, you will definitely feel the words written.
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With each passing page, the author adds something new, even though it’s gradual, but it’s too well planned, clean in terms of what the writer wants to show to the audience, the book isn’t just a story but it’s a journey of lives, matters and people who you will certainly get into while reading it. The way it talks about music and the way author walked that extra mile to make a significance of melody and music is amazing. To enjoy it all, read it slow but don’t miss it.
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I will highly recommend it.

Rating: 4.5⭐️

🍷Too Far Gone🍷



A teenager sees a bleeding girl with blue hair beckoning him for help before collapsing. When he reaches her location, he finds no one there. No girl, no blood, nothing. Meanwhile, the beautiful, emotionally damaged private investigator Radha Bose and her clinically depressed aide Aditya Gokhale are still dealing with the fallout from the events of The Rage Within. While Radha struggles with the blood on her hands, Aditya finds himself sinking deeper into the clutches of alcoholism. Will they be able to pull themselves out of the abyss and solve the case of the girl with blue hair, or are they well and truly too far gone?
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🍷If you are someone who enjoys thrillers which shock you, get you and got the power to play with your mind then this is it, this is the story where you focus on one character and the in the meantime, the other one shocks you, it revolves around a trio detective group, trying to get closer to a mystery of a girl who suddenly vanished. Things tangle and they turn upside down as this trio try to reach to the depths of the case. The storyline takes unusual turns which keeps the readers entertained but at the same time, I would say it’s a thriller that’s meant for all, it has that suspense but at the same time it’s extremely easy to understand, it’s not a complex psychotic thriller, which I truly appreciate. I loved how the author played with the possibilities and loved how he criss crossed the trio’s personal life with this unknown case. It’s not just a thriller but a book which involed a lot of self realization and self discovery factor which I loved.
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Few parts are predictable but if you are a new reader in this genre and then I’m sure it will surprise you at each point, it’s medium to fast paced and whatever opinions you make about the characters, you end up wrong so beware, it’s something that at times gives out movie vibes! I will definitely recommend it. Go for it.

Note: It might be triggering for some readers!
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Rating: 4⭐️

🌿Mind Your Garden🌿



Mind Your Garden is the “how to” of that phrase with the assistance of colorful illustrations. Coach Tony has spent years studying psychology, ontology, and spirituality to create this one of a kind – easy to read book that aids in re-aligning your thoughts! What if you could powerfully choose your thoughts? Would you want to learn how? If you said Yes, thank you for being vulnerable, this story is for YOU. ‘Mind Your Garden’ is about aligning your thoughts with actions that create the life you long to live!
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🌿This is literally the most amazing self help book I ever read, I loved how the author breaks the concept in bits and makes it extremely easy for the readers to gain and understand how minding your garden can change everything. It’s so correctly said, that it’s all in the head, anything first happens in head and we all are ruled by our mind and thoughts, so it totally depends on us of how we can change our mind and thoughts for our betterment.
I am in love with the plot and concept of the book, it’s extremely easy to understand and read, it’s filled with intresting illustrations, so in a way no matter if you are an adult or a kid, you are going to understand and love it. Please guys, don’t miss on this one, it’s definitely my favorite book of the month and I am going to re read it whenever I feel down. I will highly highly recommend it to everyone. It’s so fast paced and will take just 15 minutes! Go for it.
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Rating: 4.75⭐️

💕The Gifted words By Manish Kumar💕



Sneha’s father, a librarian, returns to his friend in Mumbai to live What was left of his life. A disease was soon to take him away from his family, But his bigger concern was sneha’s suffering. His last wish had been to see her healthy and his family secure. Prince and Sneha met each other by chance and venture into an unexpected journey. But before the beginning of their life They have to face death. Under the circumstances will their love be ever accepted? A father wishes nothing but for his daughter to find a man who will take care of her just as he did. Will prince prove to be that man?
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This is one of those books which will leave you satisfied, this is my second book from the author and I am acquainted with his writing style, the best thing about his writing is, it’s so real, subtle and original. The book talks about love, pain, sufferings, father’s love and all the hurdles that come when someone is in love, I love how well arranged the plot is, even if you are a beginner, I’m sure you will find it interesting. This js definitely one of those books that should not be missed.
Go for it. The Gifted Words will definitely will leave the readers with so much of hope, love and life!
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Rating: 4.25⭐️

🦄Two and a Half Rainbows by Siddhartha Krishnan🦄

This is a very beautiful collection of short stories, stories which talk with you, be with you when you feel alone, these stories literally come from those raw backgrounds we all have been through at least onee, the characters are extremely real and I loved how the author kept things very simple and open, but at the same time I feel they’re very elegant and never leaves you once you start reading it.
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It’s been very long that I read such an amazing collection of books, I loved the way it’s written and loved how things turn upside down in any story, some stories might not be so relatable but some of them just have my heart, you will never regret reading them. I will definitely recommend it. If you are a short story lover then I’m sure you will love it, one of my most favorite story is ‘Fireworks’ it’s so hard hitting yet so well presented. Go for it.

Rating: 4.25⭐️

☀️Hugh Manatee for President☀️



Hugh’s read more books than the local librarian. He cares about fish so much that he’s vegetarian. He wants to run in the big school election, but in his blue heart, Hugh’s afraid of rejection.
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I recently read this amazing comfy children’s book with full of adventures and values. I really really loved how it turned, it’s a story of a manatee, an aquatic animal who is blue unlike other grey manatee and he is afraid of being different and actually facing everything that will come his way because he is different. This is such a remarkable and beautiful book with amazing illustrations and I really loved how everything in the book and storyline is blue, it’s actually so nurturing for children or anyone who reads it.
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Hugh gain his confidence back by knowing his worth. I loved the illustrations so much and author’s words are so comforting. The language is simple and has some rhymes, it’s a book that will teach you and your kids a lot. I will highly highly recommend it.
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Rating: 4.75⭐️

🍷A Gift for Santa🍷



This wonderful and fun story is not only about Christmas, but it is also about friendship and kindness. It is a few days before Christmas. Snowflakes are flying in the air, and the children are drawing their Christmas wish lists. However, there is a little boy with a big problem that worries him: what gift would make Santa Claus happy?! And then he gets a great idea. And what do you think would please Santa?
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🍷I recently read this amazing book and I can’t keep calm, it’s such an amazing and inspiring story of a little boy who thinks of gifting something to Santa Claus, every year on Christmas it’s the Santa who gifts us all but we never ever thought of him receiving gifts! The concept of the story is just so amazing and new, it’s a lovely short children’s book which I completed within few minutes and it has my heart totally. It turned out so good, it’s a very heart touching and a very thoughtful story which will make you think and the protagonist character is my most favorite. He is so loving and understands what gratitude and care is in such little age.
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There is a lot of learn from him, this book teaches us of gratitude and being thankful to those who have been doing so much for our happiness all their lives and now it’s time to think about their happiness too! I am so amazed by the thought process of the story, it’s a gripping and intriguing read which is perfect for Christmas or anytime of the year. Not just kids, eveb adults will love it. It’s filled with pretty illustrations which perfectly go with the content of the book. I am surely gonna re read it because it definitely deserves to be. I will highly highly recommend it to everyone. I am sure you will fall in love with it.
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Rating: 4.75🌟

☕Crying is Like the Rain☕

“Have you ever noticed that after a storm ends, the whole earth feels like it took a big deep breath? And then we can search for a beautiful rainbow. It’s the same for you and me. When we relax into our tears, we remember they have lessons to teach us. They are here to connect us to ourselves, deep inside. We can learn to express and share our feelings in ways that are safe for everyone. And then we can look inside for our very own rainbow. Crying is like the rain.”
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This is such an amazing children’s book which I reread because I loved it so much. The concept involed is so deep but the way it’s brought out is so amazing. The illustrations and colours, the characters and everything else is so perfect. I loved this book because of mainy because it teaches a lot of lessons.
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It is an emotional read and I loved how the author completely changed my perspective on crying, crying is definitely like rain and I loved each and every bit of it. I will highly highly recommend it. I am sure everyone would love this book.
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Rating: 4.75🌟

☕Gamed – Will love find me?☕



When a techie goes for joining in her third job, she meets Craig who is attractive and autocratic. She dares not fall for him, of course when she is legally bound to her husband. She pushes off his charming and secretive personality, but finds that he wants her above anybody in this world. Even the thought of his first born child didn’t cringe him for a split second and he falls in love with this beautiful irresistible lady.Kristina doesn’t want him because she loves Smith too much. She hesitates but she couldn’t step aside from the affectionate and passionate physical affair that she and Smith never had.Intimidating and arousing, the Gamed trilogy is a story of a common woman who wasn’t common in infinite ways.This book series is meant for adults.
Gamed is a well crafted story which challenges topics of love, marriage and friendship. It’s the first book in the series and it’s a storyline that has topic which is usually ignored.
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I wasn’t sure what the book holds when I started it but as it proceeds I realized the characters are well developed and definitely many people are going to relate with Kristina, her life is filled with many challenges and many of them are quite common now a days. I definitely found the story interesting, the story moves forward a bit slow though I liked how compact it is and things aren’t unnecessarily dragged. It does have a few typos here and there but if the plot is amazing, it wouldn’t affect much as in this one. I definitely enjoyed it, I will recommend it to people who wanna read something dramatic, light and emotional.
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Rating: 3.8🌟

Interview with author Danielle M. Orsino

1)Hello Ma’am, can you please introduce! yourself? So that the audience would get you know you better. 

My name is Danielle M. Orsino, I am a competitive martial artist and Nurse. However, I have left that all behind to write the Birth of the Fae series. I have two rescue pups Carlos which anyone who has read Birth of the Fae: Locked Out of Heaven, may know him as “Los” the dragon. Penelope my other little dog the readers will meet later in the series as “Lady Penelope” a member of the Aubane Faction. The Aubane are oversized white deer with gilded antlers but of course, Lady Penelope will have something extra special.

2) Congratulations for your recent book, what does the title says about it? 

Thank you. Birth of the Fae: Locked out of Heaven, book One, Vol I. Is a lesson is simplicity. Birth of the Fae is the name of the series, “Locked out of Heaven” is a foreshadowing of the intense plot. I like simple and clean when it comes to titles, giving my readers a hint of what is to come.

3) Do you remember what you wrote first? How did you develop interest in writing?

My first short story was in second grade, about a brother and sister who time traveled. My father says that is when I first spoke about being a writer. I remember the short story and reading it aloud to my class because my teacher had enjoyed it and thought it was imaginative.

4) What is the central theme of your stories? Why so?

For Birth of the Fae, the theme revolves around rebirth and finding oneself. How blind faith and close-mindedness can lead to ones’ demise. It is far too easy to judge others and their way of life, self-reflection and seeing how actions can lead to reactions is needed to for compassion in any time. I think the world is in need of more compassion. My series is an allegory using fantasy as the backdrop to tackle some heavy topics: religion, gender, Post traumatic stress with soldiers and the widening gap between classes but it is easier to deal with these issues when dragons and Fae are portraying them.
I have a brother who fought in the army in Iraq, which is where the inspiration for the Weepers came from. Watching what he went through when he came home. I think we can digest these issues as a society when they are in the fantasy genre.

5) What you usually do when you are not writing?
I adore cosplaying, it’s a passion of mine. I feel cosplaying is a way of paying homage to the characters that have influenced me over the years. I also Box and kickbox at a phenomenal gym, Lone wolf boxing. My coach- Manny is the best that I have worked with. It is my sanctuary, I can go and just work out my aggressions for a while. It’s the best therapy.

What’s sets of challenges usually arise while writing something so intense? 

It is easy to become lost in the world you create and feel guilty or attached to your characters, I have felt depressed after certain intense scenes. I also do find myself questioning some of the topics I take on because I am not looking to hurt to offend anyone on purpose. To bring some of these topics to light, people will become uncomfortable, but I am in no way looking to hurt anyone, it does weigh on my mind.


 

6) Are you a fantasy reader yourself? 

Yes I love fantasy, Kim Harrison, Jeanine Frost, Laurel K. Hamilton, Shannon Mayer Deborah Harkness and of course the queen Anne Rice.

7) Describe your book in three words! 

Heartbreak, Hope, Rebirth

8) Are the characters in the book completely fictional? 

Depends on how you look at it. Obviously I do not know any Fae per say…. just about every character in my series is inspired by someone I know. Lady Serena , the mermaid is inspired by my best friend from high school, the conversations Aurora and Serena have on the beach our inspired by talks my friend Jenn and I had on a beach called Faunstock over the summer after our senior year of high school. Everything about Serena is Jenn. The Oracle you will meet in book two is inspire by my bestie JR she is wise like the oracle, caring and even her pup star makes an appearance.
The patient who inspired this whole series is the muse for Agent Graham, the CIA operative the readers meet in book four.
As I stated earlier my brother’s experience as a soldier inspired the Weepers the Dark Fae army.

9) Your book is suitable for which age group? What’s one thing you learnt from your own book? 
My books are adult, but suitable for anyone over 15 or 16 years old, it depends on what you like. They are violent and there are religious over tones.
What I have learned from my own books is you must trust yourself just as Aurora and Jarvok have in their own journey.

10) A life advice you would like to give to your readers in general!
compassion is key and always bet on yourself.  

Thanks a lot, wishing you good luck! Thanks for sparing time from your busy schedule.