IN TALKS WITH MANVENDRA KUMAR : AUTHOR OF- ON THE MOON BETWEEN THE STARS.

Let’s know a little MORE about the book –

COVER REVEAL –

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BLURB –

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.

 

SYNOPSIS –

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  –

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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.

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Book Links:

http://www.amazon.in/dp/B06Y5V4X6V

http://onlybookshop.com/product/on-the-moon-between-the-stars-mickesh-roy/

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mickesh

 

 

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The Flame of Anahata: Love Conquers by Saranya Umakanthan

 

Book Name- The Flames of Anahata
Author- Saranya Umakantan
Genre- Fiction/Love

Publisher- General Press

Pages- 240
 
Blurb-
“They turned to see his tears of love wiping away her blood of agony..”
Diya throws Suraj’s proposal back in his face, leaving him broken-hearted. Why would she do so when she loved him desperately?Suraj finds his Guruji unconscious beside a cave clutching the warrior Indrajith’s diary. His heart-rending love story then unfolds. Being trapped in a web of emotions, Indrajith endured the pain of his lost love, hurting himself and trampled Deepali’s hope for his adopted brother.. Who was he?Sealed for centuries and holding the Mann-Parivarthana astra, the cave is besieged by evil now. But all attempts to unlock it go futile. Faced with baffling hints, Suraj’s intelligence is sorely tested. What is the potent power required to break through that Paanch-Dost-Gupha?
The Flame of Anahata
Will the fire of love ever flicker in the hearts of Diya and Suraj?

 
Review- 
Flames of Anahata is second book of Comeback Warrior Trilogy. The book consist of two stories, running side by side which are separated by time. Saranya has done well job writing both, past and present stories without confusing readers. 
 
Both the stories are given with twists and turns and one big suspense where both the stories come together to give us the unexpected climax. 
 
Writing style of Saranya is lucid and holds readers with the book. Even though the present story had nothing new to give, the close to perfect narration made me turn page by page. Story from the past in interesting. 
 
Language used in the book is simple and well edited. Book cover is beautiful and eye catching. Title has deep meaning which you will learn after reading the book. 
 
I would rate this book 4/5 stars.
Overall, Flames of Anahata is blend of in
gripping storyline and unique, intriguing plot.
 
I would recommend this book to every romantic fiction reader out there.

The 23rd Girl by Divya Ratan and Rohan Kachalia.

 

 

BLURB – Smart, Suave and confident, Rashv is a young man in his early twenties whose claim to fame has been his never say die spirit. His life lacked any excitement till one day he accidently discovers a strange connection with the number 23. He gets so obsessed with it that the number begins to influence everything he ever does. Roohi is a fiercely independent, headstrong girl who is relentlessly chasing her dreams in the corporate world before the ‘burn out’ happens. She craves for a change and takes a sabbatical from work when she happens to cross paths with Rashv who falls irrevocably in love with her. They have a whirlwind romance before Rashv realizes that she does not quite fit in his number theory. On one hand is this number which has defined his life and on the other hand is the truest love he has ever felt. Can a number run your life? Is it justified to let it run your life? Dive into Rashv’s world to find out.

My views on the book –

TITLE – Blurb gives us the information about the story of how it will be something special about the 23rd girl in Rashv’s life. And something important of the number in his life.

COVER- blue makes everything so beautiful and so is this book. with dice being in there on the cover it shows more about the chances that one takes in life.

THEMES- love.

CHARACTERS- Rashv- main lead.

PACE – medium paced.

RELATABLE – most of the paragraphs you will really relate very well to.

PAGE TURNER –  yes.

LANGUAGE – easy and flowing.

What if all of us got to know about our lucky numbers and could be all that we want to be, our lives would become really amazing and happy. here in this story rashvs story starts from his school days to how unlucky he has been throughout his life to knowing the number 23 has always been very lucky for him. The way number 23 and its importance and facts have been put up really amazed me. shows alot of research had been done. and plus the way the book has been written it does not feel it is written by two people at all. kudos to the author! the book and the typset is amazing too.

overall-4/5

 

thanks to the authors to give me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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You are the Best Wife: A True Love Story Paperback –by Ajay K Pandey

 

‘BLURB – You Are The Best Wife: A True Love Story’ is a story about how people find true love and comfort in dissimilarities; about how two people with absolutely different ideologies meet and fall in love.

The story revolves around Bhavna and Ajay. Bhavna loves living life for others while Ajay loves living for himself; Bhavna is more spontaneous, never planning the next move and living life with the flow. On the other hand, living life without planning a single move is almost blasphemous to Ajay. Yet, they fall in love; they get married and love changes both of them for good.

However, destiny had some other plans for this couple in love; and, midway through their happiness, Bhavna had to resign from life. But does this halt mean the end of love?

Written in frank and clear words with generous dosage of humour, ‘You Are the Best Wife’ is hailed as a true love story amidst all adversities. It is an inspiring and bittersweet tale of a youth that metamorphoses into a whole new being after being touched by love.

 

MY VIEWS –  i really loved the book being a true story, almost brought tears to my eyes. the author does an awesome job by bringing in all the emotions very raw. it is a medium paced book with a beautiful cover and title as well. makes you look at life differently. will surely teach you something when you are done with it. the typeset is brilliant. beautifully spaced.

i really loved the book.

overall – 4/5

I Still Think about You Paperback – by Arpit Vageria

BLURB  –

Aamir has never met anyone who understands him better than Anvi. But her passion for investigative journalism scares him no end. She is calling while reporting from a crime scene and promising to switch to anchoring when he hears a gunshot. Will she be able to fulfil her promise?
Dhruv can do anything to please Vratika, for he seems bound to her for life. They have been going steady for a while and he feels she brings smiles and light to his life like no other. Can one misunderstanding in a moment of anger finish it all?
For Aamir, little Dhruv is the best gift life has given him. More than just brothers, they are the beginning and end of their family. After years, struggles and pain are slowly fading away in the face of happier times. But one phone call changes their entire life.
Life throws Aamir and Dhruv in a vortex of pain, loss and guilt. While Dhruv wanders for redemption, he meets Sachi. She reads his heart, soothes his soul and brings him face to face with his real self. I Still Think About You is a story of love, brotherhood, passion, dedication, pain and the depths to which a heart can go to win back lost love.

 

MY VIEWS ON THE BOOK –

TITLE – not that apt according to the story but beautiful 🙂

COVER – really amazing.

CHARACTERS – aamir – elder brother , anvi- aamirs girlfriend, dhruv – aamirs brother, sachi – meets dhruv when he is in brahmi, vritika – dhruvs girlfriend. the description helps ypu form their characters in your head.

PACE – medium paced. every event is properly desrcribed not rushing or skipping to some other phases.

WOW FACTOR – twist in the story after aamir’s death (not actually :p go read to know). hope and magic – making you hooked to the story.

THEMES COVERED – brotherhood, love, belief.

aamir is a very caring – taking care of dhruv throughout after their parents accident. Aamir loves anvi more then anything. life is going all right for both the brothers handling them through the worst days. vritika does’nt loves dhruv and is just using him for money and all the attention. due to one such incident. There is a fight between the two brothers that fine morning. bomb blasts in train while aamir was travelling. dhruv loses everything that day.  he keeps seraching everywhere but to no avail. aamir and dhruv were supposed to go to brahmi to celebrate their parents anniversary just to keep the promise dhruv goes by and find out a truth. magic and things unfold for him.

beautifully penned down.

overall -4/5

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When Karma Goes Upside Down – by Dishant Huria.

BLURB –

Karma has a wicked sense of humour.
All we can do is laugh when it’s our turn.

By day, Aarush is struggling to get admission in a reputed college for his Master’s degree; by night, he is a technical support man working in a call centre. His lady love plans the most unexpected surprise gift on their fourth love-anniversary – a break-up! In trying to accept that she is gone, he bumps into several girls and an older woman who fascinates him no end. Will she be the anchor he has been waiting for? Or is this also a part of his never-ending quest to understand love, relationships, career and friendship? Moving to a new city, finding new friends, getting beaten by the police and experimenting with life in general – he does everything.Join Aarush as he tries – by hook or by crook – to find a way into love and happiness When Karma Goes Upside Down.

 

MY VIEWS ON THE BOOK –

TITLE – as per the blurb suggest and so does the story, for you never know how life may take it turns.

COVER-  blue and graphics of 2 women and a boy – suggesting some love affair. The cover lets you know it is a love story with some twist in it.

CHARACTERS – Aarush is the male lead character in the book, Nishant is aarush’s best friend, Riddhima is aarush’s ex and Deepali is also another female important character that helps in forming the story.

WOW FACTOR – The letters to riddhima or to himself, really makes it more interesting. Also how beautifully the story to his now with his time with riddhima is portrayed together.

THEMES COVERED – love, romance, inner turmoil.

PACE – The pace is medium. you will want to finish the book in one go. just like i did.

The book starts with ridhhima breaking up with aarush. the breakup affects him really badly and he keeps going down to worst. which is made better by Deepali who is in her mid thirties and by coincidence they meet- they know they won’t have any future so they just keep being there for each other. fight and make love.

Aarush still keeps getting those pangs for riddhima again and over. He often asks her to get back. one fine day riddhima wants to come back to his life but aarush has lost all of the emotions and is not ready to feel anything anymore. So he keeps on finding what he wants. Messes up with his job as well.

well described book and a story with a twist.

overall – 4/5.

But as we say, things will get better over time. it does. he is now a writer. but has he moved on? is he better? read the book to know more.

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Seeds of pomegranate – by Irfan Nabi & Nilosree Biswas.

 

BLURB –

A drizzle of love, half promises and memories, laced with infatuation, fleeting moments of desire and incompleteness. The trails of these are thought to be long entombed by the sand clock. A glance through those blurred maze of delirium. Nameless, yet familiar!

PRODUCT DETAILS –

Paperback: 100 pages

Publisher: HALF BAKED BEANS (2017)

Language: English

 

MY VIEWS ON THE BOOK –

TITLE – a melancholic title. With immense deep thoughts – like those seeds are jewels of the fruit. This book is a jewel to words that we keep safe in our hearts.

COVER – simple yet intense. gives in for the effect of a poetry book.

The book consists of photos and prose poetry. The prose poetry reminded me of lang leav’s style of writing. The poetry was complementing the photos present in the book. Beautiful and poigant poems, stirring the soul. Each poem leaves you with a satisfaction,a questioning or of a memory that took place once in your life. Most of the poems are very lovely. he/she poems are present. The way the author has woven the words is really mesmerizing.

THEMES COVERED – Love, melancholy,friendship.

PACE – it is beautiful in every single page. you will finish the book in one go for sure.

MY FAVOURITE POEMS – 1- glass pane

2- half sentence

3- promises

4- then i met her.

 

overall each poem is lovely and needs to there in every poets collection.

a 5/5.

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THANKYOU HALF BAKED BEANS FOR THE LOVELY BOOK IN EXCHANGE OF AN HONEST REVIEW.