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A first time read of a new author, Sundar Nathan, and Hindu mythology as the genre, can be interesting. Growing up on innumerable mythological stories, and our greatest epics to date, Ramayana and Mahabharata, “Prince Of Naraka” can be an enthralling read to people who find this genre absorbing and would like to know more of Hindu mythology.

As much as I loved coming across the names of various Gods and mythological creatures that I grew up reading in my childhood, the first book in the series is pretty lengthy for me. Sundar Nathan has grandiose imagination and his fascination for fantasy is an admirable trait as a writer,  and as a first time author has done an adequate narration, but I definitely would have preferred a reasonable length for his first introductory book in the series, for the readers to get used to the characters and the plot line of the story.

For a first time author, it is a decent start. It takes courage and perseverance to become an author and for that he gets my accolades.

For diverse and interested readers, a word of caution that this is a continuing plot line to be followed in future books in the series, and this story does have a lot of Indian dialect and vocabulary.

If anyone hasn’t read Erin Nicholas, now would be a super fabulous start to getting to know a writer with a wicked sense of humor, tantalizing penmanship, sinful fantasies and down to earth characters that stay with you for repeat readings!


“Finding Chris Evans” is a series of short stories created by some amazing writers letting their imagination give us readers charming love stories as Ellie Mittelstadt searches for her right Christ Evans…. as each Chris Evans finds his own perfect partner in life.

“Finding Chris Evans: the 911 Edition”, written by Erin Nicholas pioneers the search as Ellie contacts the first of the six Chris Evanses in the tiny town of Haralson, Minnesota over some muffins is a scene so Erin Nicholas.

But then Chris Evans AKA Captain America, the hot EMT and protector of all has his eyes only for another EMT Brittney McNemara and his beats only for her. As much as Chris is organized and cautious, Britt is carefree and scattered driving Chris nuts. But when Britt is hurt, then all caution and bets are off and he sets out to make Britt his own future.

Two passionate people, very much in tune with each other more than they realize, are very soon burning up the sheets and crossing the Friend Zone to a colorful Paint Ball field…. all boundaries crossed.

Short, hot, and sizzling, “Finding Chris Evans: The 911 Edition” has all emotions rolled into one charismatic read, and it’s worth every penny!


And here is the link to the prequel, where it all started….



Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.



Check this out all you book junkies……. 20 copies of Kendra Elliot’s not yet released “Vanished” up for grabs……



An amazing ride of suspense, passion and thrill…..a start to a brand new series from RWA’s Golden Heart Finalist


“What’s past is prologue.” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest

A prologue that had Declan and Leah get them embroiled in their own tempest of feelings and emotions.

The second book in the “Ready Series” from J.L.Berg is a whirlwind story of the arrogant Declan, and the sassy Leah. Declan, the cocky actor/director/producer finally meets his match in the spitfire of a firecraker and a darling nurse, Leah.

I have read J.L.Berg’s first book “When You Are Ready” and totally loved it. She set her standards high and sure enough her second book was a great combination of love tested, feelings explored, past revisited and went beyond my expectations. If her first book was a calm read as Logan and Clare journeyed into their happily ever after, “Never Been Ready” is a vortex of fast paced, roller coaster ride for Declan and Leah.

ImageSeveral times during the story, I caught myself catching my breath just so I can catch up with the feelings between Declan and Leah. The story was tastefully narrated and I so loved the humor between these two. The tongue in cheek teasing between Declan and Leah was refreshing and had me chuckling a lot.

Dialogue between best friends Leah and Clare tug at your heartstrings and so does the self-talk Declan has for staying away from Logan. As Leah tries to overcome her hurtful past that spills into her present, and Declan tries to come to terms with his past that blows up in his present face, “Never Been Ready” is one book not to be missed.

Thanks Jennifer for giving me an opportunity to read such a lovely story and I hope to be ready for your next installment J.

Pic courtesy: J.L.Berg FB page 



How can the title not be motivation enough to read what this “Love Chocolate and Beer” is all about? When I saw the book cover, I was completely bowled over. It had an aura of serenity, romance and love between the models, and the chemistry oozing out of the cover could not be ignored. It was one of the most delicious book covers I have seen making me tingle all over!

I have never read Violet Duke, although I had her on my list of ‘to be read’ eventually. But a post from Carly Phillips and one look at the book cover changed my mind. Oh my!!! What a fabulous book it turned out to be!!! I am so glad to have acted on my instinct and what a wonderful, wonderful story it is J .This is going to go down as one of my top favorite books, a special place in my library.

Let me tell you, I was up until 4 am to finish reading the book and it took me quite a while to write about it – my feelings were all over the place and boy did I shed tears!!!!  Luke and Danica are such beautiful people to fall in love with – so perfectly imperfect.  Image

Luke is a darling of a romantic chocolatier and his character is so very well developed. He’s hardworking, loves his parents and a great brother to Quinn, and even in the most trying of circumstances, he really could think clearly (almost all the time); such a sweet truffle of a person – warm, gooey and delectable. Dani is a super sweet aroma running a brewpub, floating in the various layers of anger, guilt, loyalty and a killer of a grin and smile shaking Luke to the core.

I loved the way the story unfolded and I did not skip one word! Violet really spent a hell of a time developing these characters to a T. Their journey of sparring with each other over chocolate and beer, finding a balance between the sweet and fizzy, dealing with their past hurt and guilt, it was one delicious ride. The last two chapters had me shed many a tear, and that tells how eloquently Violet was able to piece each emotion by emotion in words that jumped right at you and your heart is crying right along with Dani and Luke.

The supporting cast of her brother Derek and his partner Jonathan, Quinn and Rylan, and her amazing friend Xoey, were a heady mix of important ingredients in the whole equation along with Luke’s parents. I could not help falling in love with Cactus Creek and even Noah got into my good books.

I want to say a lot more, but even as I write this piece, my emotions are going awry, again. So I will let my fellow readers read for themselves and am sure they would get to ‘tastegasm’ once they taste the love “beerified” between chocolate and beer.

Can’t wait to spend time with Lia and Hudson as they find love between ‘Sidebars and Armbars” in Violet’s next installment.

Pic courtesy: Author Violet Duke FB page

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