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January 2015

This is a perfect read to get rid of Monday Blues or Frustrating Fridays.


The Blurb:

These are three short stories or rather scenes where two people meet, know each other a bit and then start a journey together. These short stories do not end; they are the beginning of their love life.

Several times, you wonder, why two people meet for the first time and they feel that their soul search has ended. These stories are written for the people who believe in "someone somewhere is made for you.

Excerpt:

Rajveer was, above all else, a man of tradition. That was how he’d been raised by his orthodox parents. And tradition dictated that his parents would arrange his marriage now that he had reached twenty-nine. Everything had been set up for some time, now all there was left to do; was meet with his future bride.

Her name was Priya and, from what his mother had told him, she was supposedly a nice young woman of twenty-five. While he trusted his mother’s judgment, he couldn’t help but have his doubts born from lack of knowledge. Other than a photo he’d been shown and his parents’ approval, he didn’t know anything else about her.

My Review:

After reading a lot of short stories in the recent past, the thought of reviewing a short story book pushed me back foot in picking up this book for reading. And when I did, very soon, the view changed. The characters started living with me, and within 4000 words Vikas Singal managed to impress me. So here is a confession to make. I fell in love with your writing to an extent to ask you: why did you write very little – only three short stories – not at all fair. Next time, write a book of more than 40,000 words as a gift to me.

For sure, the blurb says what is the book about, so I’m not going to add more. Instead I suggest reading the book and enjoying his work.

The negative points are: paragraph alignment, improper formatting, very less stories (only three). I felt that it could have been done better.

To me, Vikas has done a decent job, and I would like to give the book a three-star rating. (For the book, not for the stories… For the stories, I’ll give FIVE STARS).

Rating:
Blurb: 3/5
Characters: 3/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Excerpts: 3/5
Book Cover: 4/5
Overall Rating: 3.4/5
Book Details:
Title: And... They Fell In Love!
Author: Vikas Singal
Genre: Fiction/Romance
Type: eBook
Publisher: Amazon
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2014
Price: 61 Rs.

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Three scenes that you will remember forever! This book, And they fell in love, is a decent collection of three short stories rather three scenes that will live with you forever. A ☆ ☆ ☆ Book, A Decent Attempt by a Debut Author, Recommended for all the Romantic Hearts!

This book was given to me for review by Vikas Singal. The opinions expressed in the review are my own, and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have given a three-star rating on Goodreads and Amazon, as I felt, nothing less than that would be fair.

Today, I, in association with Red Ink Publishers, giveaway ten copies of the book Soulmates: Love without ownership from the best selling author of "I am Heartless" Vinit K. Bansal for review.


Book Details:
Title: Soulmates… Love Without Ownership
Author: Vinit K. Bansal
Genre: Fiction/Romance
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Red Ink Publishers
Language: English
Pages: 248
Year of Publication: 2014
Price: 175 Rs.

The Blurb:
We all know that Love is the most beautiful feeling in this world. But what if it becomes an obsession?
It can be fatal.

This is a story of love, friendship, passion, obsession and sacrifice. A story that seeks to find out the real meaning of love. A story describing the purest form of love.

Neel«»Aditi«»Ranadeep«»Ria«»Neel

Neel is a simple small town middle class boy who comes to a new city for studies. On his very first night in the city, when he saves Ranadeep’s life, he realizes his life is about to change. But he had no idea that it would lead him to a path from where there would be no turning back. Neel and Ranadeep’s friendship cements beyond the conventional measures and they are inseparable and like a family. Neel eventually meets Aditi, his beautiful, simple and dainty new classmate and there is love at first site. Life for Neel, Aditi and Ranadeep is perfect till the day Ranadeep meets Ria and falls obsessively for her. While Ranadeep is frighteningly obsessive about Ria, the suave Ria has her heart set on Neel. Things begin to get complicated and then suddenly something drastic happens.

Neel is put behind bars on charges of Ria’s murder.
Will Neel be able to convince his innocence to Aditi and Ranadeep?
Will Ranadeep ever be able to forgive Neel for snatching away his love?
How far can Aditi go to save the life of her love from the grips of destiny?
Can there be a love without ownership?
Find out what happens when love has to pay its price.

About the Author:
Vinit K. Bansal began his journey as a poet and soon, he graduated as prolific author and editor of national repute.

His first novel 'I am Heartless' created a sensation in the Indian writing industry and is widely considered as one of the top ten Indian romantic novels that redefined romance. His anthology series 'Uff Ye Emotions' has been the synonym of success in the segment since the past couple of years. Versatility remains the key factor in Vinit’s writing and has helped him create a niche for himself as a writer in both, Hindi and English language in fiction as well as in the non-fiction segment. Other than writing, he is a creative consultant and a motivational speaker as well, often conducting regular sessions on motivation and personality development in different academic institutes of India.

He can be contacted at: author.vinitbansal@gmail.com or follow him at https://www.facebook.com/vini14jan


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Happy Reading!

Presenting And... They fell in LOVE! by Vikas Singal.


The Blurb:

These are three short stories or rather scenes where two people meet, know each other a bit and then start a journey together. These short stories do not end; they are the beginning of their love life.

Several times, you wonder, why two people meet for the first time and they feel that their soul search has ended. These stories are written for the people who believe in "someone somewhere is made for you.

Excerpt:

Rajveer was, above all else, a man of tradition. That was how he’d been raised by his orthodox parents. And tradition dictated that his parents would arrange his marriage now that he had reached twenty-nine. Everything had been set up for some time, now all there was left to do; was meet with his future bride.

Her name was Priya and, from what his mother had told him, she was supposedly a nice young woman of twenty-five. While he trusted his mother’s judgment, he couldn’t help but have his doubts born from lack of knowledge. Other than a photo he’d been shown and his parents’ approval, he didn’t know anything else about her.

About the Author:

Vikas Singal is the Co-Founder Director of Ribbun Software Pvt Ltd (www.ribbun.com). He is a Mechanical Engineer working in a software company. He has been writing various short stories in various ways and an active blogger at http://blog.ribbun.com.

Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vikassingalreal and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vikassingal

Rating Preview:
Blurb: 4.5/5
Characters: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Excerpts: 4.5/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Overall Preview Rating: 4.7/5
Book Details:
Title: And... They Fell In Love!
Author: Vikas Singal
Genre: Fiction/Romance
Type: eBook
Publisher: Amazon
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2014
Price: 61 Rs.

Buy on Amazon.com: eBook
Follow on: Facebook | Goodreads Book Page | Goodreads Author Page

Vikas Singal is a wonderful blogger. This is the first time, I'm going to read his published work. I'm pretty much excited about it. I wish this book touches my heart!

This is a book preview. The opinions expressed here are my own and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have received the review copy. I will post my review in fifteen days. Stay glued.

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