Saturday, 31 January 2015

Broken City by DD Chant

Broken City
Broken City #1
Genre/Age Group- 16+
By- D.D. Chant

A girl with no future
A man with no past
A little lost boy
And those who seek to find him....

....Welcome to Deeta's world.

Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.

Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her Sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems...

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Friday, 30 January 2015

The Escape by Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons

The Escape (Gumshoes & Grifters, #0.5)The Escape by Allana Kephart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around a young and bewildered Claire McBride, who is on the run fearing her life. Having witnessed a brutal murder by someone who was the last person on earth she would have suspected to be murderous, Claire is confused, frightened, vulnerable, and above all, in danger. While she disappears and is at her wits' end to keep her sanity and life in check, Carter, Claire's best friend, philosopher and guide, has no intentions of letting her go. He is initially baffled at her disappearance but has a steely determination to bring her back at any cost. He seeks help from Adam, his older brother. Facing an array of hap-hazard and mysterious clues, Carter and Adam enter a world where ruthlessness rules all the time and the killers would not give a second thought before slitting their throats. Do they manage to keep themselves safe and also protect Claire, is what the book takes us through.

This power-packed thriller and adventure story was unputdownable and I finished it in one go. I loved the narrative - from two different perspectives, Claire's and Carter's. The plot and storyline were engaging and the pace was brisk and nail-biting. I loved the characters, especially those of the devoted Carter and the solemn and dependable Adam. I loved this book all the way through and highly recommend it to lovers of thrillers and adventures.

My rating: 5 stars

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Book Info-
Title- The Escape
Series- Gumshoes & Grifters #0.5
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Genre- Mature YA/ Contemporary/Suspense / Thriller
Expected Publication Date- February 1st, 2015

Run for your life…

Sixteen-year-old Claire McBride just witnessed a brutal murder at the hands of someone she knew, someone she thought she could trust. Now she’s alone, afraid and desperate to put as many miles as possible between herself and the killer. Seeing no other options, she flees her home town of Galena, leaving behind everything and everyone she’s ever held dear.

Run for your life…

Carter Emerson's whole world has come crashing down around him. He woke to the news his best friend, Claire has gone missing without a trace, and there’s nothing he can do about it. Finding out her car was abandoned in the busy city of Chicago, he and his brother can't help but fear the worst… With no solid suspects or leads, it looks like Carter’s worst nightmare could come true, and Claire’s disappearance may turn into a cold case.

Run for your life…

With the killer at her heels, Claire has no choice but to leave Carter in the dark. She can’t risk his safety just because she misses the sound of his voice… But will the run of Claire’s life be worth it in the end? Or will her past catch up with her no matter how hard she tries to escape it?

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Allana Kephart has been making things up and bending people to her will from a very young age.  She loves animals and reading and spends a large amount of time thinking up ways to torment her characters. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Melissa Simmons.
Melissa Simmons is an avid reader who married her soul mate and is the proud mother of a spoiled cat.  She spends her days helping promote independent authors and doing what the voices in her head tell her to. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Allana Kephart. 

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Ruined by Marian Cheatham

RuinedRuined by Marian Cheatham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around a feast of characters - Blythe and DB who are suffering from nasty post-breakup withdrawal symptoms; Bonni, Blythe's chirpy and good-natured cousin; Paolo, DB's teammate and Cori, a friend of Paolo's and DB's Jon, Paolo's half-brother. At an awards ceremony, when all these people are thrown together, Cori and Bonni are irresistibly drawn towards each other and fall in love at first sight. Jon, angered by some exchanges with the couple, determines to break them up. He cooks up scandalous pictures of Bonni and Paolo and circulates them in the students' circles, ruining Bonni's reputation, making Cori leave her with a broken heart. Paolo is as bewildered as Bonni is, about this ridiculous rumour, but neither of them is able to convince that they have nothing to do with each other. The only souls to believe them are DB and Blythe who put aside their differences and team up to help their friends. Do Cori understand Bonni's heart? Does this venture also unite DB and Blythe? These are the questions that the book answers for us.

Wow! I loved this modern take on Shakespeare's super fun comedy "Much Ado about Nothing". The plot is interesting and so was the narrative. The characters are all well defined and their conversations and exchanges in many instances leave the reader with a smile. I would have loved the pace to have been a tad more brisk. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and I would definitely recommend this to all book-lovers!

My rating: 4 stars

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Spelled by Kate St. Clair

Spelled (Sayers Witch Series, #1)Spelled by Kate St. Clair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around the young and bewildered Georgies Sayers, who shoulders a very huge burden when she tries to run her family after her mother commits an untimely suicide. Having to undergo therapy herself, her depression is further heightened when she learns of the whispers from her neighbours and town dwellers behind her back about she and her siblings being strange and weird. Little does she know that these whispers have some element to truth to them. When she meets Luke, who enrolls at her school when his school collapses in a fire, she finds him intriguing and terrifying at first. Later on, he goes on to become her confidante and gives her a lot of insight into who her family really is - Georgia and her siblings are special witches with super powers. While she tries to fathom who Luke really is, she also realises that their powers put her family in danger. Not being able to draw help from her step father, she needs to take control of things. Do Georgia and her siblings manage to save their lives and their powers, is what the book takes us through.

I found the plot and storyline engaging and interesting. The characterisation was handled well, especially that of Georgia's kid brother, who is reticent at first when he learns of their powers, and comes up with a surprising twist at the end of the tale. I would have preferred for the pace to have been a tad more balanced. The story flows blurringly fast at points, and drags longer than necessary at others. Nevertheless, I found this to be an enjoyable young adult paranormal read and I would definitely recommend this to lovers of paranormal genres.

My rating: 4 stars

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tristan by Randi Everheart

Tristan (A Kendall Family Novel, #1)Tristan by Randi Everheart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around the youngest of the Kendalls - Tristan and his quest for finding out who he truly is and what he wants in life. Leaving behind his family, childhood and his beloved, he sets out to face the tough world and make a mark for himself. When things go sour and he returns to his home town, he realises that what he actually wants has been within reach all along. But getting back his beloved, Victoria isn't going to be easy at all, as she has not only hardened herself up, she is clear that Tristan is the last person on the planet she can ever trust again. Stunned at how devastated his betrayal has made her, Tristan has his heart set and is determined to not mess up this time. Although still harbouring feelings for Tristant, will the reticent Victoria admit to her love for him, and accept his, is what the book takes us through.

This was a nice and breezy romance. Although a tad predictable, the plot and storyline were enjoyable nevertheless, thanks to a wonderful narrative by Everheart. I loved her smooth and flowing writing. The characterisation was handled well and the exchanges and conversations between Tristan and Victoria were amusing to read.

Overall, this was a good read and I would definitely recommend this to lovers of romance.

My rating: 4 stars

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Author: Randi Everheart
Title: Tristan
Series: A Kendall Family Novel #1
Release Date: December 23rd, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Five years ago, Tristan Kendall left home and the woman he loved to prove himself on the sport bike racing circuit. With his career briefly on hold, he’s come to realize everything - and everyone - he ever wanted was right at home all along. Now he’s determined to win back her heart no matter the cost.

But Victoria Lane’s been through more than Tristan knows since he broke her heart. No longer the girl he once knew, she has a life to live, and a heart to give, but only to someone who’s planning to stick around. And she’s sure that isn’t him. Can he convince her that she’s the only victory lane he wants to be in?


Randi Everheart is an avid author of romance, due in no small part to being a diehard romantic. After all, Randi once wrote a song for the object of a crush and penned a fifty page love letter for another! The same spirit now flows into these stories – hopefully to win your heart!

Randi has a Bachelors of Music in classical guitar but has always been more of a rocker, having released several albums under another name. Tendonitis in both arms ended career plans in music, leading to a new career as a software developer. Today Randi co-owns a software consulting firm and lives in the Maryland suburbs north of D.C., is married, and loves spending time with son Ryan when not writing, playing guitar or golf, or writing smut.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Just The Way You Aren't by Lynda Simmons

Just The Way You Aren'tJust The Way You Aren't by Lynda Simmons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around Sunny Anderson, a mural painter by interest and profession, and has a simmering fire inside for excitement and making it big in the world. Her undying thirst for getting to see her handiwork in full glory, at Manhattan's new sensational boutique hotel, makes her recklessly adorn an out-of-reach gown and a mask to go with it to attend the biggest ball of her life. Things take a turn when she catches the eye of the dashing Michael Wolfe, the project manager in charge of the ball. Having no clue that the lady he is mesmerised with is the same one who painted the ceiling mural, he allows himself to get enchanted by her. When their short and enticing moments of togetherness comes to an end, Sunny whisks herself away, leaving Michael with nothing but a pair of her earrings. Clutching the earrings, Michael is determined to find this intriguing damsel at any cost. Does he realise who his mural painter is, and does Sunny allow herself to be found, is what the book takes us through.

This modern take on Cinderella has a plot that fits very nicely with the current world. The narrative is handled well and the conversations and exchanges leave the reader with a smile in many instances. Sunny's characterisation was captivating, but I would have loved to read more in-depth descriptions of her thought processes and idealogies. Although reading about her life makes the reader understand why she insists on doing things in a certain way, reading about her idealogies would have helped the reader empathise with her decisions further. Michael's character forms a solid supporting pillar to uphold the story. The pace of the book was just right and engaging.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend this to lovers of modern takes on classic romance tales!

My rating: 4 stars

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Author: Lynda Simmons
Series: N/A
Pages: 272
Date Published: October 27th, 2014
Publisher: Bluefoot Press
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romance
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What happens when an everyday Cinderella makes a play for the prince?

A moment of madness. That’s all muralist Sunny Anderson expected when she donned a glittering mask and a fabulous gown to crash the gala at Manhattan’s newest boutique hotel. Project manager Michael Wolfe has no idea that the beauty staring up at the mural on the ballroom ceiling is also the artist who painted it. He’s captivated and she’s willing, but when their moment of madness on the sofa in his suite comes to an abrupt end, his princess is off and running, leaving nothing behind but a pair of earrings. He’s determined to find her again, but all he has to do is look closer at the woman painting the mural in his office to see that the one he needs is standing right in front of him.

Lynda Simmons is a writer by day, college instructor by night and a late sleeper on weekends. She grew up in Toronto reading Greek mythology, bringing home stray cats and making up stories about bodies in the basement. From an early age, her family knew she would either end up as a writer or the old lady with a hundred cats. As luck would have it, she married a man with allergies so writing it was.
With two daughters to raise, Lynda and her husband moved into a lovely two storey mortgage in Burlington, a small city on the water just outside Toronto. While the girls are grown and gone, Lynda and her husband are still there. And yes, there is a cat - a beautiful, if spoiled, Birman.

When she's not writing or teaching, Lynda gives serious thought to using the treadmill in her basement. Fortunately, she's found that if she waits long enough, something urgent will pop up and save her - like a phone call or an e-mail or a whistling kettle. Or even that cat just looking for a little more attention!

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Monday, 26 January 2015

December Wedding by Emelle Gamble

December WeddingDecember Wedding by Emelle Gamble
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Molly Harper leads a full life, literally - with no moment to spare and no time to breathe, she is busy making things run her way. Being a star comes with a lot of pressurising and stressful add-ons - a brother's wedding, career plans, newspaper features, press interviews - Molly is trying to cope up with it all. Except for a minor glitch - she isn't in this all by herself. She has a partner and a baby soon to arrive. Cruz, Molly's partner is needless to say very concerned about how hard Molly is driving herself. Frequent arguments and family stresses mar their happy lives. To top it all, a reporter is hot on the heels of Molly to unravel her past, and Molly is at her wit's end, trying to manage it all. Do Molly and Cruz manage to overcome all their challenges and get married to welcome their baby, is what the book takes us through.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable romance read. Although I had not read the first two instalments in the series, I was still able to follow the story and plot pretty well in this one and empathise with the characters. Cruz's character was my favourite of the lot and it was admirable to see his devotion to Molly and his protective demeanour whenever he senses she is in trouble. The narrative was engaging. I would have loved to have the pace a tad more brisk.

Nevertheless, this was a breezy, light and nicely easy read and I would definitely recommend this to lovers of romance.

My rating: 4 stars

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December Wedding
by Emelle Gamble
Molly Harper is a movie star who fans think ‘has it all’. Cruz Morales is Molly’s true love, and he hates the media intrusions into their life. Molly and Cruz are going to have a baby. And throw a secret wedding for her brother Harry. What could go wrong? Read DECEMBER WEDDING, the sequel to DUETS and MOLLY HARPER, and find out if there really is a happy ever after for Molly and Cruz.
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Emelle Gamble Bio : Emelle Gamble became a writer at an early age. As ‘M.L. Gamble,’ she published several romantic suspense novels with Harlequin Intrigue. She is now self-publishing and also working with Soul Mate Publishing  who have released  two romantic women’s fiction novels,  Secret Sister, in July of 2013, and Dating Cary Grant, an April 2014 release.
Always intrigued by the words ‘what if’,  Gamble’s books feature an ordinary woman confronted with an extraordinary situation.  Emelle celebrates the adventurous spirit of readers, and hopes each will enjoy the exciting and surprising journeys her characters take.
Emelle welcomes any reader interested in emailing her at  and hopes they will visit her website, ,  her FaceBook page:
Emelle.Gamble or follow her on Twitter @EmelleGamble.

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Another Mazzy Monday by Savannah Young

Another Mazzy Monday (Tawnee Mountain, #1)Another Mazzy Monday by Savannah Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Mazzy and her sister Suzie work at Tawnee Mountain Resort. Survival is what concerns them the most, and they make it a point to be attentive to the rich and mighty, harbouring dreams for making it big some day. When there is a party thrown for Drew, the local candidate for the post New Jersey governor, Mazzy has little idea that her life would change forever. Drew, desperately looking for someone suitable to pretend to be his fiancee till the elections are over, zeroes in on Mazzy as a good fit. Though Mazzy agrees, the equation changes when Drew's brother Austin enters the scene. Although having a lot of affection for Drew, it's Austin that Mazzy falls helplessly for, and gets irresistibly attracted to. Raking up some secrets from Drew's past doesn't help matters either. Does Mazzy settle for Drew or admit to her feelings for Austin, is what the book takes us through.

Much in line with the Wilde Brothers breezy romance series, Young presents an enjoyable read in this book too. The storyline kept moving, albeit a tad slowly. The characterisation was easy to understand and ponder over, presumably what Young had intended to achieve. The narrative was smooth and flowed without stagnating.

Overall, this was an easy, casual and light read and I definitely recommend this to lovers of romance.

My rating: 4 stars

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Contemporary Romance
Date Published: January 6, 2015

When the wealthy and charming Drew Graham walks into the Tawnee Mountain Resort where I work and offers me a lucrative part-time job it sounds too good to be true. I just have to pretend to be his fiancĂ©e until he wins the election for Governor and then we can go our separate ways. It seems like an easy way to make a hundred thousand dollars…until his brother, Austin, returns from Europe and moves in with us. And I’m completely overwhelmed by my attraction to my fake fiancĂ©’s rebellious younger brother.

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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Mueller Bryson writes under four pen names. This is her first novel co-written by two of them.
Savannah Young’s stories take place in fictional Old Town, which is very much like the rural Northwest New Jersey town in which she grew up. She is the author of the four-book Wilde brother’s Old Town Country Romance series.
Sierra Avalon’s stories have a little sass and lots of spice. She is the author of Always Rayne, which is the first book in the Always, Sometimes, Never series.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Dangerous Hero by Linda Barlow

The Dangerous Hero
by Linda Barlow
Publication Date: November 11, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

The Dangerous HeroThe Dangerous Hero by Linda Barlow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves Stephen Silkwood, a writer and someone who has strange tastes in deciding and manifesting love. The first woman he ever first tried his violent love on, was someone he could also never get out of his mind. As his path crosses Viola Bennett's once again, he is determined to not mess up his chances this time. Viola is plagued by the past and her complete mistrust of this man who broke her heart, shattered her dreams and completely broke her spirit. Can they both get over their pasts and their mutual wariness and admit to their feelings for each other, is what the book takes us through.

The book is a typical violent romance take on a guy who has it all, and who likes to never hear no for an answer, and a girl with a fragile heart and a cautious approach to life. The pace of the book was brisk enough to be gripping and the characterisation helped the storyline. Stephen's character was a tad predictable, with his steely demeanour and his justifications for his behaviours and actions. Nevertheless, the plot was still engaging and I would recommend this to lovers of romance genres.

My rating for this book: 3 stars

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I want it all. Whips and chains. Hearts and kisses.

Viola was the first woman I ever tied up. We had one of those brief but intense summer romances.

OK, so I screwed that up. But now, years later, I've got a second chance.

The thing is, she doesn't trust me. I write novels about a brutal spymaster whose craving for blood and torture is insatiable. Hidden in my home is an authentic medieval dungeon. I'm a connoisseur of finely-wrought leather floggers, silken ropes, the restrictive corset, the binding cuff.

I don't mean to frighten her. But hey, I want it all. Whips and chains. Hearts and kisses. Mastery and submission, pleasure and pain. I'm looking for that special partner--somebody to torment, somebody to love.

The door to my dungeon is open. It is up to her to walk in.

The Dangerous Hero is a contemporary romance novel by USA Today bestselling author and Rita Award Winner, Linda Barlow.
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About Linda Barlow

Linda Barlow is the author of 23 novels in various genres, including family sagas, historical and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, and general mainstream fiction.
Publishers have included Doubleday, Dell, Penguin, Warner Books, New American Library/Signet, Berkley/Putnam, Silhouette and Harlequin. Her books have been translated into approximately 20 foreign languages.
Her romances have won numerous industry awards, including the Rita from Romance Writers of America (1989), Best New Historical Romance Author from Romantic Times (1986) and a Lifetime Achievement award from Romantic Times. She also contributed two essays to Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women, a collection of scholarly essays on the enduring appeal of the romance. This book won the Susan Koppelman Award for Excellence in Feminist Studies of Popular Culture and American Culture in 1993.
Linda is now indie publishing and loving it! She is updating her backlist and writing new novels, too. The first book to be rewritten and indie-published is the new edition of her classic historical romance, Fires of Destiny, which was a finalist for the Rita Award in 1987 (available now!).
Linda served as President of Novelists, Inc. in 1992 and did two three-year terms on the Executive Council of the Authors Guild in the 1990s. She was Romance Writers of America’s keynote speaker at the annual conference in 1989.
When she is not at her computer writing, she is likely to be reading. She can't imagine what her life would be like without books!

My Lea by E. Mellyberry

My Lea (A Broken Love Story, #1)My Lea by E. Mellyberry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Aspiring for simple delights, Lea is eagerly looking forward to her new adult life, when destiny plays a cruel trick by sending Andrew her way. Cold, ruthless and detached, Andrew is someone who has let his emotions die a slow death a long while ago. Unable to resist getting drawn towards Lea, he is torn between what he wants and what he doesn't. He doesn't even hesitate to tear Lea up in the process, in order to save his sanity. Do Lea and Andrew manage to keep their feelings afloat, along with their lives, is what the book takes us through.

Ouch! Troubled hearts always make for a heart-wrenching read, as does this one. The emotional pull and the angst in this book are so compelling that the reader almost cries out in pain with the protagonist Lea when life goes wrong for her. Andrew's characterisation depicted very heavy internal conflicts, which was presumably what the author aimed for. Lea was endearing as the young, sweet and bewildered girl who loses herself in a battle with the demons. I would have loved for the pace of the book to have been more brisk.

This was still an enjoyable read.

My rating: 3 stars

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My Lea
E. Mellyberry
(A Broken Love Story #1)
Publication date: November 11th 2014
Genres: ContemporaryNew Adult
A simple girl. A broken guy. One horrible incident. When Lea Amelia landed her feet in San Francisco for her overseas study, her idea of freedom was simple, like eating junk food ten times a day, sitting in front of the TV in her PJs, or going out late with her friends without the need to check in with her mother constantly. Then she met Andrew Jaya, her brothers’ best friend. A twenty-two-year-old guy whose physical appearance looked like he was crafted straight from God’s heavenly hands, but possessed a past as bleak as if it was drawn by Evil himself. A conflicted guy who wore sadness like nobody’s business beneath his mask, a perfect-looking mask she slowly peeled away. He was also the guy who hurt her. Suddenly, everything about her was no longer simple. Andrew Jaya had convinced himself that not feeling was good for him. He’d been doing it splendidly for almost his entire life. But that was before his best friend’s sister stepped into his life and ruined it. After weeks of knowing Lea, all of those warm and wonderful feelings he’d long ago denied to himself started to reappear. Problem was, the brighter the light, the bigger the shadows that came with it. His traumatic past refused to let him go. When the unthinkable happened, the easiest thing to do was to run. But life often proves that the easiest way is usually the hardest.


Melly is a full-time mom, wife, and fangirl. She used to work in a school and she’s very passionate about education.
Melly has been writing children’s books since 2011 under the name mellyberry. She loves reading all kinds of books in her spare time, mostly MG, YA, NA, contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. She avoids horror and sci-fi as much as she can.
Melly was born in Indonesia and grew up in a multi-language environment. When she talks to people, she could accidentally string words from different languages into one sentence. When she does that, simply reminds her to speak properly.
Her ideal vacation always involves a beach; usually it’s the Nusa Dua beach, Bali. She spent a few years in USA to complete her Master degree. It was during that time that she’d fallen madly in love with San Francisco and the Bay Area. According to her, San Francisco is no doubt the most romantic city in the world.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not by Zeenat Mahal

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She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not
Stripped of her illusions, Zoella creates her own twist in the fairy tale, beating him at his own game.

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Zoella’s been in love with Fardeen, her best friend’s gorgeous older brother, since she was ten, but he’s always seen her as a ‘good girl’—not his type—and he can barely remember her name. Besides, he’s engaged to a gorgeous leggy socialite, someone from the same rarefied social strata as the imposing Malik family.

Zoella has no chance with him.

Until a brutal accident leaves Fardeen scarred and disfigured, that is. Suddenly bereft of a fiancee, Fardeen is bitterly caustic, a shell of the man he used to be, a beast that has broken out of the fairy tale world he once lived in. And a twist of fate lands him his very own princess—Zoella.

The beast, however, is a far cry from the Fardeen of her dreams. Stripped of her illusions, Zoella creates her own twist in the fairy tale, beating him at his own game.

About Zeenat Mahal 

Zeenat Mahal (@zeenat4indireads) is an avid reader and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She has an MPhil in English literature from Government College Lahore and holds a MFA in creative writing from Kingston University, London. She won a BBC short story competition in 2001 and has been a regular contributor to newspapers. Zeenat has eclectic tastes and an insatiable desire to learn. Her romances are a heady mix of the traditional and the contemporary, old world values face the challenges of a shrinking globe that impinge upon and help shape South Asian sensibilities.

‘Haveli’ is Zeenat’s first published novella. Currently she is working on a literary novel with elements of magical realism, while continuing to write romances. She can be contacted on her FB page

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