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COVER REVEAL –
Mickesh Roy, on the very first day of his office, meets Gauri Trivedi in an elevator and her beauty leaves him spellbound. His sole aim was to woo her and for that he left no stone unturned.
He reads a quote on Quora: “Even if the path taken is a malicious one, it is justified if the destination is a temple” and does every damn thing which could have taken him a step closer to his love.
He tried all possible funny and cute proposals until Gauri rejected him straightforwardly.
They say everything is fair in love and war, and for him, it was a combo. The one-sided love and the war, he had to fight against all odds.
And then Gauri decides to take a new job in Kolkata, without giving a second thought about Mickesh. And this hammered the last nail in Mickesh’s coffin. He is heartbroken and completely shattered.
But will Gauri ever recognize his colossal efforts or she keeps playing the part of a confused girl? Is she going to take her new job or will Mickesh follow her to the eternity? Will she accept his proposal in the end or the doors to her heart are as cold as Arctic?
Accompany Mickesh in his journey to find out what it takes him to solve the complex equation of his first love when it is entwined together with social stigmas.
“On the moon, between the stars” is the journey of an ordinary guy and his extraordinary efforts to get his love.
On the Moon, Between the Stars!
A beautiful girl is someone who always wears a smile on her lips and whose curves are the most efficient scale that can align every single problem of life in a straight line. She is as free as air, as innocent as dove. She is the peace that silences your daemons. She is someone whom you want to frame in front of yourself and never let her go; someone, in whose eyes you see the world; someone who defines the new possibilities in life; someone who rocks your world upside down. And when you find and start to have feelings for that someone, you are in love.
Mickesh Roy, on the very first day of his office, meets Kinjal Acharya in an elevator and realises that she is that someone for him. He was quick to imagine the two of them living happily ever after and be the mother of his child. Mickesh, a typical Mechanical engineer, who had the hawk eyes in his college days, checking out every girl in the campus courtyard but never got lucky even once; who took pride in long beard, unkempt hair, breath full of marijuana and cigarettes to the least, and the odour of whiskey tub. He encounters someone as bright as light, as cute as cupcake, witnesses the most beautiful moment of his life in an elevator.
His sole aim was to woo her. In that process, he becomes highly innovative, decorates her birthday cake, used significant opportunities like 15thAugust to try his luck, becomes a thief and lies to his HR head, manipulates her phone, sets-up his first date puckishly, persuades her for a drink and then a Mussorrie trip.
They say everything is fair in love and war, and for him, it was a combo. The one-sided love and the war, he had to fight against all odds. But he didn’t give up because love to him was something that has the capability to do wonders and could transform anyone to anything.
He tried all possible funny and cute proposals until Kinjal rejected him straightforwardly. Any sane person wouldn’t have resorted to what Mickesh did after all. He was a different breed undeniably.
And it comes down finally to money—the root cause of all the problems and perhaps the solution to the same!
Mickesh needs a good increment for his dad’s kidney treatment, to pay up his education loan and to solve other family issues. He is fighting an intense battle within, which is tearing him apart piece by piece. And then, Kinjal gets a new job in Kolkata and decides to leave without giving a second thought about Mickesh. Be it his dad’s treatment or be it his due loan—everything was on stake, but will Kinjal realise that? Will she ever recognise his colossal efforts or she would keep playing the part of a confused girl? Is she going to take up her new job offer or will Mickesh follow her to the eternity? Will she accept his proposal in the end or the doors to her heart are as cold as Arctic?
Inspired by true events, this is a story that would make you believe in the power of love. Accompany Mickesh in his journey to find out what it takes him to solve the complex equation of his first love when it is entwined together with social stigmas.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Manvendra Kumar (25) grew up in a small town of district Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. He completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida in 2014 before taking up a job in corporate firm. He is currently working in NTL Electronics India Ltd, Noida as a design engineer. He wanted to be a singer but destiny wanted something else.
Cooking is his favorite time pass. Apart from this he loves playing cricket and travelling with friends.
On the moon, between the stars! is his debut novel which is based on his life events and lessons.
DRUMROLLS FOR THE AUTHOR –
IN TALKS WITH THE AMAZING AUTHOR –
1) Tell us a little about yourself sir, so that the readers know a little more about you?
Well, my name is Manvendra Kumar but people generally call me Mannu. I grew up in a small town of district Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. I completed my graduation in Mechanical Engineering from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida in 2014 before taking up a job in corporate firm. I am currently working in NTL Electronics India Ltd, Noida as a design engineer. I wanted to be a singer but destiny wanted something else.
Cooking is my favorite time pass. Apart from this I love watching sitcoms and travelling with friends. And yes I love photography too but only when someone offers me his/her DSLR because I don’t have my own Camera by now.
2) How did you get this idea about the book and how long it took you to jot it down?
I had never thought of becoming a writer. Like thousands of engineers in this country my goal was also simple and clear – get good grades, get a decent job and after some time if everything goes good, prepare for Masters. But destiny wanted something else. I clearly remember the day when Gauri (my dream girl) called and asked me about my marriage plan. I was preparing for GRE at that time and at the young age of 24 no one think about getting settled, getting married. She said, “Manvendra, you have maximum of one and a half year to impress my family.” Though I was very serious for my Masters but at the same time I could not afford losing her. And that day I decided that I would write a book to impress her family since my journey of winning her heart was very interesting and no less than a bollywood drama.
It took me around 7-8 months to pen it down
3) What is your writing process?
Are you a writer by night or planning to make it a profession?
I am a writer by chance. I am an engineer and I would always want that people call me a “Mechanical Engineer” not an “Author”. I am not saying that, this is the end of my writing career. I have started working for my new project but I have not set any kind of goals in writing by now. I don’t see writing as my professional career. I hust want to be an engineer-writer.
4)Your inspiration and favorite authors?
As I told you before I am a writer by chance. I just read 5-6 books in my whole life and that too when I started writing this book, just to get an idea about “how to write a book.” So, basically writers were never the source of inspiration during my writing journey and I have no author in my ‘favorite author list’ by now.
But there were two things which continuously motivated me during this journey. In the initial phase, my dream girl. She always stood by my side and encouraged me to work harder. This book is a tribute to her and her family. I used to be wanderer, a maverick before she came in my life and when she arrived, the trajectory of my life changed.
In the last phase, when I was about to complete the book and searching publishers, I decided that I would donate half of the book’s earning to an NGO. And the day I made this decision; I felt a different kind of energy and enthusiasm within me. Every time I felt low, I reminded myself that, Manvendra, you are not writing this book just to make money or get fame; may be your book’s earning could make someone’s life better; could feed him/her for a month or more than that, could get him/her a new pair of clothes, could pay his/hers a month’s school fee. So you have to write and get it published at least for that someone.
5) Book recommendations for the readers out there?
Yes, definitely. A very good book is in the market now “On the moon, between the stars”. Order your copy soon.
6) Are any characters from your real life? Or are just fictional?
Every character in the book is taken from my real life. In fact the whole book is inspired by true events.
7) About todays publishing process and how you went through it? Anything you did to boost yourself if you got any rejection mails.
I don’t want to comment on today’s publishing process. I know they don’t even look at your proposal until you…….. And I think they don’t even bother to type a mail, it’s an auto generated e-mail that informs you about your rejection after few weeks of submission.
Who motivated me when I got rejections- I think; I have already told you.
8) Any other projects going on? Or any previous unpublished work?
Yeah Currently I am working on my next project but can’t tell you about the story now.
Before “on the moon between the stars” I have only written my exam papers… haha…
9) Any recommendations on how to deal with writers block?
Every individual has their own tricks to cheer himself/herself up. They say – go for a walk; take a nap, read a nice book etc…etc… But tell me if someone like me doesn’t like reading books then how can he/she overcome this stage by reading a good book. Treat writer’s block as other problems of your life. And the way you deal with those problems; tackle it in the same manner.
If you ask me; I always watch comedy clips to come out of any kind of problem going on in my life.
10) Are you thinking to experiment with your work?
A life without challenge and risk is not worth living. You can’t have same food every day. So, your answer is “YES”.
11) Any specific reason behind this title?
Yes. I have always lived in a world where the lovers have vowed about bringing the moon and the stars or each other. But instead of bringing them down over here, I chose to take my love to the most special place, one amidst the millions “on the moon between the stars.”
12) Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
Mickesh Roy- the main character of my book. He is one of the funniest guy and someone who you will never forget if you spent an hour with him. He can cook up stories in a minute to make you laugh.
Mickesh meets Gauri Trivedi on the very first day of his office and like every “love at first sight” scenario; he was quick to imagine the two of them living happily ever after.
His sole was to woo her and for that he left no stone unturned. He proposed Gauri many times but every time got “No” in return. And every time when he got rejection; he motivated himself by this quote – “If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy.”
The most special thing with Mickesh is that he and problems live together. Whatever he does, it ends up in a mess.
13) Something for our readers.
I only want to say- “keep smiling always; no matter what happens in your life. Life is too short to be serious all the time.”
An in the end, do read this book especially the ones; who dare to love and believes in “Never give up” phrase. This book would make you believe in the power of true love.
On the moon between the stars has a perfect content for the rom-com lovers; everything that a common reader seeks in a good novel- humor, love, emotions.