BOOK: Good girl bad girl

AUTHOR: Ann Girdharry

GENRE: Action


GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL by ANN GIRDHARRY is an action packed, story of a woman who is on a quest to search for her missing mother, and the conspiracy behind her disappearance.

Kal Medi, a woman of Indian origin, residing in London, ventures out on a mission to search for her missing mother. She discovers that her mother had been working on a story to uncover some huge, and illegal activity. Her search leads her to india, where she discovers the main hub of this illegal activity, controlled from the UK. She now must race against time in order to save her mother, and reveal the culprits.


The author has done a brilliant job on the book. She has created a power packed book, with a strong female protagonist. Amalgamation of cultures is the highlight of this book. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in Kal Medi series.



BOOK: The Black Earth

AUTHOR: Philip Kazan

GENRE: War, Romance

PUBLISHER: Alison & Busby (19th April,2018)


A book that would make you cry, make you feel emotional and most of all, show you the fate of people in war zone, THE BLACK EARTH by PHILIP KAZAN is written in such a manner that shows the side of war never contemplated before.

The story revolves around war zone and depicts the life of people suffering from its repercussions. The novel is set in Athens. It begins with children getting displaced, they being orphaned and leaving behind everything familiar. The war has taken away everything from them, even their childhood. The world of drug is synonymous to their lives. They use it to get respite from their pain. These children grow up to identify pain, hunger, and homelessness with their plight. The main aspiration left in their life is to earn money in order to satisfy their hungry stomachs and have a roof over their heads. With a bleak future ahead, they try to make the best of their situation and try to find happiness with what they have left. For instance: singing and playing musical instruments. Amidst of all this, a love story is sprouting. Read the book to witness how they try to hold on to their relationships while trying to survive wars, and whether they would succeed or not.

I hated this book since the beginning. Not because it’s a bad book. But because this book made me feel things that I wasn’t ready to feel. The book opens with children dealing with being neglected, in pain, orphaned, and displaced. When adults can’t deal with uncertain future, how can kids? Their desperation, longing and hopelessness comes across the text in such a way that we can’t help but weep for the kids who actually suffer aftermath of wars. There are so many wars currently going on in the world and we can’t even begin to imagine what goes on with the lives of people who manage to survive (physically) them.

The author has done a brilliant job on the book. This book wasn’t easy to read and I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to write. The author has created characters whom we can sympathize with. Also, the title “Black Earth” seems so appropriate for this book as to describe a world where everything seems so uncertain. This is the kind of book where you need a break after reading it. You are so emotionally spent that you need to take time off the world and spend it with your thoughts.

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PHILIP KAZAN was born in London and grew-up on Dartmoor. He is the author of two previous novels set in fifteenth-century Florence and the Petroc series following a thirteenth-century adventurer. After living in New York and Vermont, Philip is back on the edge of Dartmoor with his wife and three children.




BOOK: Evanthia’s Gift (book 1 in the Gift Saga)

AUTHOR: Effie Kammenou

GENRE: Women Fiction



EVANTHIA’S GIFT is the kind of book that stays with you even after you’re done reading it. It is a book of emotions, everyday changing relationships, caters to needs of every age, and most importantly, shows the way of life through the story of women of three different generations who are different, yet similar in so many ways.

The tale begins with Ana and her life story. It takes a turn when her daughter, Sophia, enters teenage and ends with her granddaughter, Evanthia’s tale, with the promise of a new beginning. The most interesting aspect is that with Ana, her life seems to start after she has a baby and meets her second husband. With Sophia, her tale begins as a teenager in love; and with Evanthia, her tale begins when she is a preschooler. The story doesn’t descend in a chronological manner and that’s the uniqueness of this book. The book depicts trials and tribulations of women in it and how they deal with their challenges in their own ways.
The book explores Greek culture. Their history and how the people coped with changes surrounding them and still managed to get through to the other side.


EVANTHIA’S GIFT is a kind of book that stays with you forever. It’s a kind of book that once it’s finished, you want to hug it (I hope I’m not the only one who does that). It’s the kind of book that touches your soul and fills your heart with contentment & peace that only a book can provide. Maybe I’m biased because I’m a girl, but it’s the kind of women’s fiction that everyone should read once in their lifetime, irrespective of gender, class, creed, and color. It makes you humble, a better human being and grateful for the life that you have been given. Witnessing women acing challenges that life throws at their ways is a testament of their strengths and untainted soul.

I am absolutely in love with the author. She has done a commendable job on the book; her characters are so relatable that you don’t even feel that you are reading someone else’s journey. It feels like you yourself are going through the emotions, the happy and sad moments. A character’s win feels like you have conquered the situation. It’s relatively easy to sympathize with characters, but to empathize with them is an all together different story. And the author has succeeded in doing just that. The characters become part of you and leave behind a part that will always stay with you, in one form or the other.

It’s the first book in THE GIFT SAGA and I’m sure, once the readers read this book, they would look forward to reading other parts, just like I am.



Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she’d thought that, by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. Instead, she worked in the optical field for 40 years and is the proud mother of two accomplished young women.

Her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.

Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga was a 2016 award finalist in the Readers Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction category. Waiting for Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga is Kammenou’s latest release.

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BOOK: The Last Straw

AUTHOR: Ed Duncan

GENRE: Crime Fiction


THE LAST STRAW by ED DUNCAN is an action packed, crime fiction reflecting upon the insights of the world of mafia. This is the second book in PIGEON-BLOOD RED series. It is a tale of emotions, actions and the quest to save one’s loved ones.

A car-jacking by a teenager sets off a series of unfortunate events which leads to loss of many lives. A girl, who’s life is being threatened because she witnessed the incident. A high end lawyer and his friend are doing everything in their power to protect her, all the while trying to overcome their conjoined pasts and its resonance. Old flames are not easy to destroy, but their consequences, when comes to light, destroy lives of many people. And this just might be a story reflecting that. A cold war between two contract killers might lead to death of an innocent bystander. Witness a twisted tale of high end lawyers, the mafia world, and a world of contractual goons.


The book is fast paced and is easy to catch up from the previous book in the series. The characters have been assigned roles to play in sync with their features. The book conjures up a whirlwind of emotions. Equally mention-able is the detachment of a contract killer. The readers find themselves going through different settings through different characters and empathizing with each one of them at various moments. The cloud of impending doom hangs over the story since the beginning, which gives the readers one of the many reasons to look forward to the story, until an exhilarating climax. Witness the continuation of a strange relationship between a high end lawyer and a contract killer.

The author has done justice to all the characters as well as the story line. The relationship among the characters is the strongest suit in this series. The author has woven the tale to accommodate the highlights of the characters’ relations with each other. He has intertwined their fate in such a way that it has become synonymous with domino effect. One event affects another one and so on. The book is a must read for adrenaline junkies and crime fiction readers who seek the thrill of chase.


Ed is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University Law School. He was a partner at a national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, for many years. He is the original author of a highly regarded legal treatise entitled Ohio Insurance Coverage, for which he provided annual editions from 2008 through 2012. Ed, originally from Gary, Indiana, lives outside Cleveland.



BOOK:  The Raven Flies At Night

AUTHOR: Janine R.Pestel

GENRE: Paranormal, Fiction


THE RAVEN FLIES AT NIGHT by JANINE R.PESTEL is the second book in the Father Gunther and Demon Hunter paranormal series.

Some secrets are meant to be left alone. The book opens with two men Johann and Robert, two Demon Hunters venturing to an unknown destination. They come across a town and soon discover that it is haunted by a series of unexplainable events. They decide to look into the matter and find deadly, paranormal secrets that demand to be left alone. If they don’t hurry up in fighting the demon possessing the town, the evil will claim it, one person at a time.

If you are a fan of the show SUPERNATURAL, you would love this book.

This book is the perfect amalgamation of horror, fear, courage, friendship and of course, chilling secrets. The book grapples the readers since the beginning and compels them to turn pages as fast as they can. The story line is quite interesting and the way secrets unravel, it doesn’t fail to astonish the readers. It feels as if the readers are going on a journey along with the characters and are part of the adventure.

The author has written the book in such a way that doesn’t let the readers mind wander whilst reading her book. She has created this book in such an adventure that people of all age groups and all walks of life would enjoy it. She has placed the element of surprise so cleverly that readers keep turning the pages, guessing what’s next?

This is the first book in johann and Robert series. Look out for more such adventures in other books of the series.








































































































































BOOK: Ghosts of Bliss Bayou

AUTHOR: Jack Massa

GENRE: Horror

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THE GHOSTS OF BLISS BAYOU by JACK MASSA is a fictional, horror, genre novel which is the first book in Abigail Renshaw series.

Abigail Renshaw, a teenager has been hallucinating since she was a kid. For some time, she feels better but once again the hallucinations have started. She somehow knows that the answers that she has been searching for her entire life will be found in a small town in Florida that her ancestors inhabited. Only her grandmother lives there now and she decides to spend her summer vacations in Florida with her. She soon learns that the hallucinations she has been experiencing aren’t just figments of her mind. They are visions and signs from the paranormal world. She learns that she is incredibly gifted and is destined to save the small town from the evil forces which were responsible for destroying it once before.

However, it’s not just the evil forces at work here, this time, some developers are hell bent on destroying the town, stripping off its natural esthetic beauty. Caught between the chaos of saving the town from natural and unnatural forces, Abigail discovers there’s more to magic than what meets the eyes. With the help new found friendships and the circle of magic, she sets out to save the town from the evil spirit haunting it and from the developers to save its historic legacy.

This is not a typical paranormal, magic infused novel. The tale has an esoteric sense to it which makes it much more interesting. This book offers explanations of magic which is acceptable to the athiest side of our brain. Having mentioned that, do NOT read this book at night unless you are ready to pull an all-nighter. Associated with a curse centuries old, this book is about discovering one self, overcoming fears, showing courage, trust, true friendship and the beginning of new relationships.

JACK MASSA definitely knows how to spin a horror tale that will not let the readers sleep. He knows how to keep the readers turning the pages of the book through his characters and fast paced story line. There is so much more to discover in the book, the characters, budding relationships that the readers would be looking forward to reading other books from the series.

OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR (available on Amazon)

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