Monday, 16 October 2017

Book Blitz: Children's Classic Stories: Volume I

About the Book:
This gorgeous treasury of ten classic stories is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children, bringing the magic of traditional stories to the new generation of children. Aimed at 8-12 year olds, each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for young readers.
The series 'Children's Classic Stories' contains total 100 stories in 10 volumes. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature.

Volume 1 includes the following stories:
01. Little Red Riding Hood
02. Cinderella
03. Hansel and Gretel
04. Sleeping Beauty
05. Snow White and Rose Red
06. The Emperor's New Clothes
07. Rumplestiltskin
08. The Wise Little Girl
09. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
10. Rip Van Winkle

About the Author:

Aniesha Brahma knew she wanted to be a writer since she was six years old. She was schooled in Dolna Day School and went on to pursue B.A., M.A., and M.Phil in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur Univeristy. She currently lives in Kolkata, with her family and five pet cats. She is the author of All Signs Lead Back to You, When Our Worlds Collide, The Guitar Girl and The Secret Proposal. She compiled and edited the 10 volumes series, 'Children's Classic Stories' with love and great efforts.

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Spotlight: The Guardian

Title: The Guardian
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Anna del Mar
Publisher: Mermaid Press
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From the Amazon Bestseller author of The Asset and The Stranger, comes The Guardian.

Game Warden Matthias Hawking is a decorated ex-SEAL engaged in a grueling fight against ruthless poachers in Africa. He’s short on resources and long on enemies. There’s a price on his head. The last thing he needs is the unexpected arrival of a beautiful but stubborn journalist threatening to uncover his secrets, an alpha female challenging his alpha male and getting into trouble, a hurricane wearing boots.

Jade Romo is a veteran of several different kinds of war. She’s survived her heroin-addicted mother, the foster care system, and the conflict in Afghanistan. Jade’s tough, confident, cynical, and self-reliant, a woman who doesn’t believe in forevers. But when she defies the poachers and lands at the top of the warlord’s kill list, she’s forced to rely on the skilled, attractive but supremely infuriating game warden who has captivated her body’s undivided attention.

Haunted by his past but driven by his courage, her mysterious guardian will do anything in his power to protect the woman who has captured his heart.

About the Author:

Amazon Bestselling author Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love.
A Georgetown University graduate, Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories.
When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she splits her time between Colorado and Florida, where she lives with her indulgent husband and a very opinionated cat.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017


This is one of those stories that has an amazing beginning.

The plot takes the reader back to the Victorian era and thereafter shuttles between present age England and the said past. This historical fiction had all the right ingredients to be intriguing. However, I felt a few things prevented the plot from developing. Hence the three stars.

George started the storyline with an interesting narrative. Yet, as the story progressed the story created a bit of a confusion. Maybe it was because the pace of the story was a bit slow. In fact, the writer could have used more elaborations for greater clarity. Also, the language was simple yet more description could have enhanced the impact. There were imageries but where the writing was a bit confusing there the imageries lost their clarity. The story had all the right essentials for getting converted to a blockbuster. Maybe a revision and more elaboration would fo the trick.

The characters or rather the protagonists stood out but sadly they were let down by the story narration. They emoted, they seemed real but there were also places where they seemed too perfect to be real. Again, thid is the first book and if there is a second one, I sm sure these would be taken care of.

To sum up, this could have been an excellently amazing story but lack of clarity in few places made it likeable. What I felt was a bit of a let down was the end. It was not evident whether it was a cliffhanger or was it actually the end. Read the story with an open mind because George is one author who has all the potential to create magical stories.

P.S - The Spellcaster did cast a small spell on me. Yet I am sure the impact will be much better in the subsequent continuations if any. This review is my honest opinion after reading the story.