Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bye Bye 2013 and Welcome 2014!


2013 was a year of challenges for me. I finally gathered the strength to come out of my comfort zone and took steps to do something that I had only thought of in the past!

There was disappointment sometimes but encouragement and hope of a better future the other times. This year I started this blog in May and I met great authors and made good friends who helped

Monday, December 30, 2013

#BookReview--> Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child



An affair and then a shattering revelation leaves Nick Falco and Jenna Baker on different paths but its been almost a year and Jenna is back with a bang. She claims to have mothered Nick's twins and wants monetary support from him if nothing else. But can Nick believe her when he knows that she is a liar and a deceiver?
Is she telling the truth this time?
Are the twins his?
What is he willing to do about all this?
Can he accept them?

Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child is your typical Harlequin romance with an alpha male billionaire with an aversion to marriage and no belief in true love and then there is a strong but totally head-over-heels in love with the hero, heroine who foolishly loves the hero and believes

#BookReview--> No One Told No One by Daniel Meehan




No One Told No One is Daniel Meehan's first work and when I took up this book I had no idea where the story would lead. The story deals with a group of children who are either orphans or runaways and they live secretly in a community called the Island. They are non existent to the outside world and preserve their secret by having no friends outside their own circle. One day one of the children brings an outside girl Katy and soon its a battle to keep the community safe and hidden from the grownups.

Firstly, I just didn't understand the idea of the novel completely. The author supports the whole idea of some children living underground with no sense of stability and family, seemingly

#FREEBIE and #BARGAIN books quota of the Day


Another girl meets boy story… But the girl and boy , Aarthi and Naren, were lovers five years ago. And they come together in a Swamiji’s training class for software professionals. In the same class are Lisa and Prem. Lisa and Naren had got quite intimate in bed just a few days back. And Prem is a flirt trying to woo Aarthi. Aarthi and Naren are caught up in a quagmire of past against present. And just to spice things up, an old pervert Narayan is part of the group and he looks for an opportunity to seduce the girls. Narayan hires a goon to make his ends meet who is no stranger to rape and murder. Amid high drama, the Swamiji helps each individual find his or her own destiny ……but he too has some dark secrets to hide…..or Does he? Passion, Love, Philosophy, Perversion, Thrill, Drama and Wit …..
”When shall we meet again?” has a bit of everything….And there's some intelligent talk as well with lots of life's philosophy thrown in....

Buying Links:

E-Copy (Kindle/ any other format): Amazon.com
Paperbacks: Amazon.com | Amazon.in




Inferno by Dan Brown 
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’sInferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably

#BookReview-->Superintendent Battle #1- The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie



When Anthony Cade's long time friend Jimmy McGrath requests him to deliver the provocative memoirs of a recently deceased European count to a London publisher and in turn get a thousand pounds, the task looks like a simple delivery and an opportunity to earn quick cash. But what Mr. Cade does not know is that soon he will get embroiled in a high intensity drama with people getting murdered, with scandalous royal secrets and volatile foreign politics, a hunt for a mastermind criminal and will be the target of secret societies and mysterious forces hell bent on preventing him from delivering his package!

I have always enjoyed reading Christie's work

Sunday, December 29, 2013

#BlogTour and #Giveaway--> Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak


Book Details:
Title: Chasing the Star Garden: The Airship Racing Chronicles (Volume 1)
Author: Melanie Karsak
  • Series: The Airship Racing Chronicles
Publication Date: November 14, 2013
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Page Count: 314 Pages



Blurb:

An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile.
An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.

Melanie Karsak's Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a lovable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

BARGAINS quota of the Day--> Best Christmas Romances Part 1

Vision In White (Bride Quartet, Book 1) by Nora Roberts
Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars.

A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac's type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends-and business partners-to see her way to her own happy ending.
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Anonymity by Amber Lea Easton
New year; new beginnings. Alyssa McNeil is on a mission of breaking free of her comfort zone, reinventing herself, and forgetting the fact that her ex is getting married on New Year's Eve. She's in Belize for a week of sun, fun, adventure, and flirtation. Meeting Luke is an unexpected bonus…falling in love with him, though, simply isn't part of the plan.

Luke Picket is more than happy to go along with her idea of a no strings, uncomplicated weeklong fling. He embraces his bachelor lifestyle and can't see that changing any time soon. But when they find themselves trekking through the jungle and facing turbulent seas together, his hard heart starts to soften. 

But they'd agreed on anonymity, on a first-name-only-no-strings love affair,

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

#Paperback Deals--> Great Books and even better Discounts

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Great Deals on the Bestseller books of 2013 on Amazon.in
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Upto 50% OFF on books on Flipkart.com
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Some examples of favorite bestsellers in 2013:


The Devil Wears Prada
M.R.P.:  325.00
Price:  179.00  FREE Delivery. Eligible for Cash on DeliveryDetails
You Save:  146.00 (45%)

Now made into a hit motion picture starring Merryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. This novel though published in 2008 was hit in 2013 since the sequel to this bestseller "Revenge wears Prada" got released this year.
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Monday, December 23, 2013

#DoveFaceTest--> Dove Guessing Game with my friend! - A day of adventure and re-bonding with my friends

"When you think of Memories you have made with Friends...
Those memories become Treasures"

I believe in the above statement and have many sweet memories I cherish of the days spent with my friends. :)

I still remember those days of playing Mario with my buddies and competing to see who cleared the most  levels! The days spent discussing new video games out in the market or the saving schedules we made to save enough money so that we could buy our favorite comics. :)

With time, things we talk about may have changed but I am so fortunate to have strong bonds of friendship with my buddies who are still the nagging, teasing, complaining and easy going bunch. My parents have also come into the category of friends and I am able to share with them things that I would share only with a friend. Ever since relocating to another city due to my job, I had not met my friends and was planning on a holiday to come home and spend quality time with my family

#DoveFaceTest--> Dove Guessing Game with my friend! - An evening of adventure with friends and Dove!

A cozy evening with friends, tea, pakoras, games, lots of gossip and lots of fun! This is the minutes to my meeting with my friends this evening. :)


I have always felt that God blessed me with good friends who have contributed greatly to my life till date. We have shared good times together as well as been a support to each other in our difficult phases in life. While the friendly meetings like today's were very frequent some years ago they have dwindled in number because somewhere along the way we have all gotten more wrapped in our daily lives. Some of my friends have moved away to different cities for work, some have married and therefore don't have the same amount of free time as they had when they were spinsters/bachelors and some have drifted to different social circles. 

So when I heard about the Dove contest which talked about friends and memories with them while also encouraged to take the #DoveFaceTest, I was very excited to take this as an opportunity to call upon my friends and spend some quality time with them. I received my Dove kit last week and decided on today's date to meet and have fun. 


We had so much to talk about and reminisce about. When I told them about the Dove test, they were very inquisitive and then very eager to participate. After a vote, Nishant and Vineeta were selected as the contestants for the game. Now mind it, Nishant was very unsure about the whole

#FREEBIE and #BARGAIN books quota of the Day


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
"I am the Ghost of Christmas Present," said the Spirit. "Look upon me!" The holiday season brings the chance to give, and what better gift is there than one of the most beloved stories in the English language? This year, we at Atria Books are offering a free ebook edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the perfect companion for a cozy night by the fire.



"A journey that has never once been told like this..."--Let's Talk About It. 
My name's Baily King; my names so ironic now.....anyway there's a few things I cannot go without.... 
- iPod 
- Black eyeliner, a girl can honestly NEVER have enough eyeliner 
- My sarcastic sense of humor 
- Combat boots 

I used to live a simple life, not getting into too much trouble, hangin with my besties, doing nothing really....but then something really flippen bizarre happens. Sometimes I'm still surprised. Get this. 
Me. Baily King. 
A princess. 
See the irony?


The Goldfinch  by Donna Tartt
"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously

 
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