Giveaway: Hooked, Lined and Single by Rashmi Kumar & Love Stories Around Us by Shades Publications

About the Book: Hooked, Lined and Single

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask God, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night…’

So you’re a woman, you’re 30-something and living in India? So what’s the big deal about it? Well, if you’re all of the above and still unmarried or married previously and you just don’t seem to find the ”right” man, you suddenly acquire a tragically special status as being cynical, demanding, impractical and chronically single or ambitious.

In Hooked, Lined & Single, Alafia Singh meets a similar fate on her journey to find a husband using somewhat more traditional methods.

Title: Hooked, Lined & Single
Author: Rashmi Kumar
Genre: Fiction
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Language: English
Pages: 188
Year of Publication: 2014
Price: 150 Rs.
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About the Book: Love Stories Around Us

World is full of love, and stories related to it…. just close your eyes and you will find too many love stories around us.

Have we wondered how these relationships are made? What connects people around the world? What is it that bind us together?

Love, sentiments and feelings keep us linked to each other, till our feelings are alive, our relationships are alive; our love is alive. No one can teach you this emotion, except life. And with every couple, there is a story. Shades brings you few of the love stories around us.

Title: Love Stories Around Us
Authors: Atika Srivastava, Saravana Kumar Murugan, Ritika Raj, Anisha Mohata, Rafia Jafri, Debasish Mishra, Nilakshi Pathak , Shravya Gunipudi, Divya Bandodkar, Vibha Sharma, Elora Rath, Akash Shrivastav, Varina Rasquinha, Nidhi, Kavya Shah, Pavitra Singh, Mahesh Sowani, Arjun Bhattacharyya, Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra, Abhilash Patel, Lipsa Padhi, Prakash Guru, Ankit Jain, Barun bajracharya, Gayatri Sailaxmi
Genre: Fiction
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Shades Publications
Language: English
Pages: 250
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: 150 Rs.
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Soulmates: Love Without Ownership by Vinit K Bansal

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 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: or follow him at

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Giveaway: Seasons of Love – Edited by Heena Priya, Gaurav Mishra andShweta Kesari

About the Book:

Love is only a word until someone comes along and give it a meaning. In our life, love is never planned, nor does it happen for a reason. It is a beautiful feeling, where one starts losing oneself for the other one. It is that moment which involves the passion of someone else in its dream. It is a beautiful feeling but truly felt only by few.

“Seasons of Love…” is an anthology of 20 different love stories by 20 generous writers, with expresses love in its own unique way with a mix blend of love saga. Some of them will teach you the real meaning and essence of love while some of them will make you feel the same way you’re feeling for someone special and in this seasons of love many of them will make you fall in love.

Selected and edited by Heena Priya, Gaurav Mishra and Shweta Kesari, this seasons of love 20 love stories from authors across the country, will be delighting the readers and make them fall in love.


Heena Priya (Editor), Gaurav Mishra (Editor), Shweta Kesari (Editor), Vivek Banerjee, Neelam Chandra Saxena, Mihir Shah, Shiv Pratap Mani Tiwari, Shradha Nanchahil , Anshuma Sharma, Saravana Kumar Murugan, Divya Kumar Garg, Aman Jakhar, Raghu Ravi, Indrajit Rai, Supratim Ghosh Dastidar, Shreyasi Phukon, Harsh Hari Ginodia, Surbhi Thukral, Sneha Patra, Subhash Chandra, Sufia Khatoon, Neha Krishna and Paru Rastogi.

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Giveaway: Uff Ye Emotions 2 – Edited by Vinit K. Bansal

About the Book:

Like the lyrics of an old song, which keeps repeating themselves in our mind or a fever dormant in the blood or an importunate lover impossible to get rid of, the memories of love or ‘love’ itself keeps returning in our lives again and again at the oddest of times and the strangest of places.

Randomly, beautifully, haphazardly or passionately, love lives up again—for it has been waiting for you, waiting for this union, waiting to merge with YOU at last.

So, keeping the trend alive and after the roaring success of our novice, Uff Ye Emotions, we are back once again with Uff Ye Emotions-2.

With Love, comes many emotions—some of them being pain, betrayal, hatred, hope and friendship. We fall IN and OUT of love time and again, but we can never be tired of it—because it is one of the only few aspects of life we can’t keep ourselves away from, isn’t it?

Selected and edited by Vinit K. Bansal, this time again 11 touching stories from authors across the country, will be delighting the readers who swear by love stories. And for those who don’t read love stories much, come and discover why they are so engrossing.


Vinit K. Bansal, Mahi Singla, Kunal Marathe, Shalini Katyal, Udita Pal, Himanshu Appie Chhabra, Siddhartha Yadav, Heema Shirvaikar, Ishani Malhotra, Saravana Kumar Murugan, Tarang Singha, Meghant Parmar, and Heena Ahuja

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