Dhawal's Blog -2 - Tips to curb the fake news

It's just another average day when I don't feel like working anymore. Yet, I wanted to do something and be somewhat productive instead of being a lazy bum sitting around gaining weight XD. What better task I can do instead of writing? It's been a few days and I haven't written anything interesting.

Yesterday the news of the coined term "surgical strike 2.0" were all around the media. I was constantly scrolling through the social media and I noticed a few things which I'd love to share and would like to talk about it. Most of the posts, memes and what not the content was available was via the average user accounts. It was a great news that terrorists had the taste of their own medicine. But at the same time there was no clear cut affirmations from any of the governments.

At times, I wonder if the mass media is to spread the 'news' or 'fake news'? They started airing the news as if there was an official video released( which again turned out to be some old random video clip from Internet) and confirmation from the Indian Official side. Obviously, the confirmation arrived much later and was much more toned down and factual then the over spicy version of the News Media Channels that had been flashing over the screens. At times, I feel all these stations are ran by panic prone people who'd panic like the chicken who claimed the sky is falling just because a leaf fall on its head.

All of these acts might look nothing to someone or totally childish to others but, such immature acts do nothing but war-mongering and provocation. Along with the information there was a ton of subtle fake information latched to it. The channels were having debates and discussions as if they're the authorities who are going to take action or work in any manner. Also, I'd never understand who allowed them to just broadcast such a news when there was no confirmation whatsoever? Aren't they accountable on any sorts? The level of access these media houses have theses days via means of socials, newspapers, tv and others.  They can just feel like god because in the age of data and information, the later is power.

We all know what happens when there's too much power concentrated at one single point right? All I mean to say is that instead of trust whatever these outlets claim, take everything with a grain of salt until there's any official statement or any trustable authority behind the news. That's the way to curb fake news and stop its spread.

At times, I still find many of my own kin making the same mistake. Whenever I get any message, I ask for its source, I check if its a credible source and if its a trustworthy or not. With the elections coming soon, there will be tons of media marketing and publicity from every side trying to swoon you over theirs but beware, don't get convinced with any random number who knows who made up or printed. Beware of cropped documents or any of such pictures which can hurt the sentiments and provoke anyone.

If you are a whatsapp user, avoid using broadcasts and groups for such idiotic forwards in which you don't trust or recognise the source. If you want to find out if a source is trustworthy or not, check for their accountability, to whom they are answerable. Then you can decide using your own smart minds that if it is something to be believed on or not.

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Review: Love Like This - Free Download



Love Like This by Sophie Love
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb from Amazon :

“Sophie Love's ability to impart magic to her readers is exquisitely wrought in powerfully evocative phrases and descriptions….[This is] the perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
--Midwest Book Review (Diane Donovan re: For Now and Forever)

“A very well written novel, describing the struggle of a woman to find her true identity. The author did an amazing job with the creation of the characters and her description of the environment. The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
--Books and Movies Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re: For Now and Forever)

LOVE LIKE THIS (The Romance Chronicles—Book #1) is the debut of a new romance series by #1 bestselling author Sophie Love.

Keira Swanson, 28, lands her dream job at Viatorum, a slick magazine in New York City, as an aspiring travel writer. But their culture is brutal, her boss is a monster, and she doesn’t know if she can last for long.

That changes when Keira, by a fluke, is handed a coveted assignment and given her big chance: to travel to Ireland for 30 days, witness the legendary Lisdoonvarna festival of love, and to debunk the myth that true love exists. Keira, cynical herself and in a rocky place with her long-term boyfriend, is all too happy to oblige.

But when Keira falls in love with Ireland and meets her Irish tour guide, who just may be the man of her dreams, she is no longer sure of anything.

A whirlwind romantic comedy that is as profound as it is funny, LOVE LIKE THIS is book #1 in the debut of a dazzling new romance series that will make you laugh, cry, and will keep you turning pages late into the night—and will make you fall in love with romance all over again.

Book #2 in The Romance Chronicles is also now available!

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I was looking for some Romance reads when I stumbled upon this book. To be honest, the cover had me interested rather than the blurb itself. Yeah, I know they say, 'Don't judge a book by its cover' But I couldn't help it you see. The book begins in a very usual romance novel manner. Nothing bad and nothing too exciting to latch on to.

I liked how the characters and their situations were narrated. It actually had gripped me to the story. I really enjoyed the narration as the the smooth flow of words complimented it. The story itself wasn't a total cliche. At the same time it wasn't something totally unique afterall. It wouldn't be the plot that will convince you to read further as it was quite predictable your every other romance plot. It was your very same one boy and one girl plot where circumstances make them meet plot. But the narration and character building was the something that will latch you on to read and make you finish the book.

I really enjoyed the cynical and hypocritical character of Keira that changed her opinions as the book approached the end. Yet the story sort of ends on a cliffhanger as there's one more part to be read in the next book. I enjoyed the descriptions and the banter between the characters. If you love reading romances then you should give this book a read for sure.

Note : This book is free to Download on Amazon and Google Play books ( As of writing this review ). Please check before downloading your copy.


Book Download Links :

Amazon : https://amzn.to/2NAKvND
Google Play Books :  Click Here


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Download Free - Life you're not being fair!



Blurb from Goodreads

She is a patient of Schizophrenia.
She is a rape victim.
She is a domestic violence victim. 
But 'She' is fighting.
This is the story of Avni and Sulochna who met each other in the hospital and are fighting similar battles. For both of them, life is not fair but how long they'll keep on being the victim?


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Effective ways of Marketing your Book

Once you have successfully published a book, one huge question comes to your mind which is about its marketing. Now, if you just fire up your browser and go online there are tons of books and other sources which will provide you with tons of methods and solutions which may or don't work at all.

I have self published a book on kindle which you can check out by clicking here. For the marketing of the very same book, I have compiled a list of marketing strategies that I use often. I can't assure a 100% drastic sales improvement using these tips but if executed properly would surely give you a boost in the sales. I have tried and executed most of these strategies except the ones which require huge marketing budgets ( I'm a broke college student you see :P).


  1. Write an effective book description and choice of a good cover : It is one of those things that where almost 50% of the book marketing campaigns go wrong. Most of the times while reviewing the books I've stumbled across a badly written description or a horribly misguiding one. I'd refrain from giving examples here as it might be taken in a negative manner whose books I might name hence just fire up your search engines and check out some of the books you've read and analyse if their descriptions aptly describe the book or not.

    Most writers make a huge mistake in this very first step as often when a misguided reader reads your book, there are 90% chances of it leaving your book with a 3 star or less rating with or without a pretty bad comment. It might just be good for your book sales if you wrote a story which falls into a niche category of readers but you wanted maximum sales for it.

    Even if your publisher or marketing agency wants you to do that, please avoid writing misguiding book descriptions. This is the very first step because from now on, most things aren't in your hand are solely the result of your writing and the book description/cover.
  2. Find your target audience : This is second step and yet most important one in your marketing plan. It is very important for an author or a marketer to know their target audience as without your target clear, you can't necessarily achieve your goals.

    Try to identify your target audience first. Ask yourself the questions like - Whom I am writing for? What are my readers expecting from me? Who'd be an ideal buyer for this work? Where would the book gain most sales? Where would be the most profit-cost ratio?  Some of such questions will help you to identify and distinguish your audience. For example, it can be a from age group 18-25 reading YA Fantasy Romance, or millenials reading non-fiction, or readers who just simply love reading historical fiction.

    Once you identify your audience, it becomes way easier to just approach them with your book. You can just make a post and see how many turn up. Again, depending upon your genre and book the response would greatly vary as there are different readers with different choices.
  3. Create a proper marketing plan : Once you are done with creating a nice blurb and making your target audience clear. Now, its the time to decide how you're going to reach them out. Let me make it very clear in the first step, creating a Facebook/Instagram/Blog etc won't account anything on itself. Instead such things add on one more marketing hurdle or layer in front of you.

    If you are someone who has a consistent readership, it can be from anywhere, your socials, blogs, newsletters etc.. start making them notice about your upcoming book. Post quotes from your book. Talk about your story, how you created the characters or what difficulties you had while writing. Sharing such experiences would get most readers curious if your work is that good. Again, it all depends on how you share your experiences and craft your way out.

    If you are someone who is just a noob and beginning to crack the shell of the publishing industry and trying to survive outside. First I'd recommend to just choose one platform or way where you have the most readership/following. Don't be a dumbass and open up 25 different profiles and start juggling between them. Dividing your attention is the last thing you'd need to do right now. Create a few profiles and just primp them up. Don't start pushing content and others aggressively to like or share it right now. Just go to your main platform and start building your audience slowly. The process will be painfully slow but it'd be worth it. If your main platform is Instagram, then show how you write, what's your working schedule. Show them a little insight behind the writing scenes, where you go, how you interact with others, socialise etc. Don't do anything that you won't normally do.

    If your main platform is your blog/facebook page/newsletter, then try to get more people interested in it and follow it. Try to put most interesting content you can create. It can be microfiction, travel diaries, short articles, blogposts about some other interests, etc. Along with that insert a little hint about your book in every possible post. Keep in mind that it should be as subtle as possible.
  4. Refrain from Aggressive and Pushy Marketing : Reading is an intimate experience ( That's what I was told by CEO and Co-Founder of Wattpad, Allen Lau during our meet. ). Most readers won't appreciate your pushy posts or you forcing them to check out their books.

    If you have friends then don't let them feel uncomfortable by asking if they read your book every time you meet them. Don't make them feel that they can't be your friends if they haven't read your book. Its okay to get curious and at times even frustrated that your own friends aren't even bothered about your book. But keep in mind, not everyone is a reader and not everyone reads every single type of book.

    Don't be a jerk who just joins a ton of groups just to send marketing messages about their posts or books. Join the groups in which authors interact and work together, be friendly and interactive instead of just being desperate about your book. Remember there are almost million more authors in the world. There are many groups which actually create healthy discussions and help out each other in several ways. (If you want to join such groups then you can reach out to me.)
  5. Don't stop writing : Most of the times writers just stop writing after one of their book/s is published and never bother to show up until a few years later when they decided to put up another book. You can be tackling a job and writing as a passion but its very necessary to actively interact with your audience.

    You can't just disappear and magically find someone waiting for you to write the next book. No one would be bothered if you do that if I say practically. Being active doesn't mean posting tons of crap on your social handle every single day. That'd more often drive the quality audience and just build up on troll following. You won't want to gather a wrong set of audience when you need to market your books.

    Writing is one of the ways you can keep your readers engaged in with your writings and when you come up with a next book. They'd be surely eager to at least check out your work. That'd be one step less of gathering the audience in the first place again which you were already done with in the first step. Remember, don't try to do what you can't to regularly or isn't true to your self. It'd be more of hassle than joy and the results won't be good at all.
  6. Reviews, Giveaways, Book signings and Launches : Another major factor that comes into place after someone has bought your book at least is curious to get one. Reach out to the reviewers or just even readers at max who'd be more than happy to read your work and review it over whatsoever portals you wish for.

    I'd advise to refrain from being pushy for reviews and especially dealing with the reviewers who just write whole story summaries as reviews. There can be some reviewers who'd charge you some amount for their review but see if its worth it. Enquire them about how many guaranteed sales they can provide? Ideal charges for any reviewer would be from profit you earn with a single book to the profit you'd earn with 10 books.

    I'd judge the amount the reviewer is asking by the number of sales he/she is able to provide. I know its not a guarantee most of the times but even if the quoted number is enough for the profit you'd get from the book then its good to go. For example. If a reviewer guarantees you 10 book sales and the price of your book is for say 100 bucks. The profit you get from each book is say 20 bucks. Then the ideal charge for the reviewer should be 20*10 = 200 bucks. But again it'd differ from every other person as there are some top level bloggers who just give you a wider audience and charge more but can't guarantee you any sales. The general thumb rule I'd say is don't pay anything for more than double the price of your own book if its a single blogger. ( It'd differ if that single blogger has millions of followers )

    Giveaways are a hit or a miss depending upon your audience. Giveaways are the ideal way of just being grateful to your readers as well as gain some reviews alongside. Don't be a douche who writes 100 conditions to enter the giveaway. A 'Giveaway' itself means that you are just giving it away to whosoever needs it. Don't be a jerk who begs to get followed at ten different places and then makes anyone eligible to enter the giveaway. You can although drive traffic to one of your platforms and choose from there but just one or two would be a sweet limit. Keep the giveaway as easy and simple as possible.

    Book Launches are one of the most expensive deals that might cost any author or publisher a lot depending upon the grandeur of the event. You can most of the times combine the book launch and signing together so as you can sell a few copies (modestly speaking) as signed copies directly to the audiences who'd have gathered for the launch. It's a good idea as its a win win for both the reader and author as just attending  a book launch can be practically boring and useless unless you are a journalist whose job is to cover the event or you are a die hard fan who just wants to see the magician behind the words in the person.

    Book launches can be again a huge hit or a miss as there are several ways you can do them. Ensure that the event management agency you are dealing with is a good one.
  7. Marketing Agencies : There are many marketing agencies who'd help you to follow all of the above steps along with some more steps that they might have in middle. They'd just take a good sum of money from you and free you from all the shackles of marketing so you can just sit back relax and keep on writing. This is the last option, which I have never tried personally for my book but I have been working with marketing agencies every now and then hence I know a ton of things.

    There are two types of marketing agencies that come into picture these days. One of them is digital marketing agencies and other is your traditional ones. With the digital age, the digital marketing agencies are well known and well spread over all the socials. They would offer you various packages from handling your socials to creating large trends for you on twitter or instagram. Most of their web is spread in the world of internet hence if you are someone who'd be happy with the web only promotions then you can surely approach one of these. These are ideally cheap since they don't actually interact much into the real world.

    Traditional marketing agencies are the ones you'd usually see around yourself everyday. They can market your work right from newspaper to the online facebook ad you might scroll through your feed every fortnight. They obviously charge you more but give you a real world interface as well. They might even handle book launches and craft some offline marketing strategies for you. They can connect you with the bookstores and libraries and get your book on their shelves. It all depends on how much you are able to spend and how much you want your book to reach out to the masses.
It is just a gist of how effectively you can market your book. I hope I am able to cover all the valuable tips that'd help you to gain an audience for your work.

Recently, I have entered into collaboration with BetterBooks, they're the Book editing & Book Influencer Marketing Division of the Half Baked Beans Publishing. If you are interested in someone who can do :
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Giveaways
  • Contests
  • Provide you Marketing Stratergies
  • Email Marketing
  • Video Marketing
  • Content Creation
  • Book Reviews
  • and a lot more
Then you can surely click here, to send them an email with your inquiry. I'd be more than happy to refer my fellow author friends to someone who is good at what they do in the field of marketing.


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Dhawal's Blog -1

Yesterday was the moment I had been eyeing for so long. My website, this little space on the internet officially crossed the 50,000 pageview mark. The reason I had to await long because, while I was revamping the website a year back, I had deleted a lot of content  ( ~100+ pages and posts ) which I deemed unfit for the newer version of my website. This resulted in reducing pageviews but its alright, life isn't always in the profit. This space on the internet is one of my places which represents the work I've been doing till date.

I first started writing in 2012. I had ton of questions in my mind and the ideas were cited entertaining by my friends. One of them asked me if I ever thought of compiling all the ideas & questions I get somewhere? That was the moment, I was introduced to the whole concept of blogging. Initially my writing skills weren't impressive at all. I used to mix up tenses, which I at times still do but that's another topic. I learned the basics of web design and started experimenting on this particular blog. Over the years, I coded this theme using tits and bits that I learnt from all over the internet.

When I started earning, I decided to collect all the money and invest in a this website, and that's when I bought this domain ( www.dhawaljoshi.in ) . Many just argued that a .com domain would be much better but I just stayed with what I had in my mind. The .in domain was cheaper TLD as well as it represented whom I am, an Indian. I don't know how it affects but somehow it gave me a sense of pride. I had learned about the .in domains and its sub domains when I was a part of NSS team, who was participating in the Digital India Quiz Competition. ( For which we won the 1st price ;P ).

Many ask me if I earn via this website, for them the answer is NO. I do not want any ads on my blog as its a part of what I am now. Its been like 7 years working on this and evolving this portal along with how my knowledge about the internet and the technical world grows. It might not matter to others as its just 50,000 views crossed which is something that most popular websites do in a day at times. But I am happy and more than satisfied with my progress.

There are many more questions that I've answered the combining them as many of you had similar doubts in mind whenever we have an interaction.


  1. I never had ads on this website, nor I plan to place. Ads is something I despise a lot.
  2. As every human as to earn a living, I had to try something such that this portal supports its own cost. Hence I opened option for donations. If anyone love the content, they can support me in a number of possible ways.
  3. I have self coded the theme and it is not in any sort of final version. It has been evolving and will always keep evolving. As I learn something new and feel like implementing it, you'd surely find it the very next day on this portal.
  4. More than a place to show off or earn from, this is like a baby project to me. I just write my heart out here and would just wish it never shuts down.
  5. I have planned a ton of things for the content side on this website but it'll take me time to just sort and select through the tons of ideas I get everyday.
  6. I never have used any kind of paid ad marketing and every single view is organically achieved. I intend to keep it the same way, I'd appreciate it more if the people find this portal on their own rather than spoon feeding them via pushy ads.
  7. If I get a chance in future, yes I might try to make this my primary source of earning but that's a very long shot idea who know's it may or may not come true. All I can do is just keep working and let time decided the rest.
  8. Yes I will post more often now and possible one post each day, so I'd request to follow to get the updates. I have always tried to keep up the content quality and will do irrespective of the quantity of the content.
  9. For the smart one who asked me if the traffic is bot traffic or not. Well once I had deleted tons of posts when I revamped the website a year back, which included views getting deleted along with their posts, so in that manner my view counter should have been doubled right? Although, more than just views, you should focus on how the content has improved and provide feedback to improve it further instead of trying your foolish tactics to bring morale down.
  10. Last but not the end. I don't know what I am doing and where I am going. I know I am to be an engineer and yet I am here writing books, articles, doing marketing and what not. The only thing I know is I am happy working whatever type of work I am doing now. I have no regrets whatsoever and I'd prefer it to stay in that manner.



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Review: The Pawn - Free Download


The Pawn by Skye Warren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads :


"Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!" - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

The price of survival...

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left.

There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction...

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.

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THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love. It's the first book in the brand new ENDGAME series.

"The Pawn is an emotionally charged roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless. From the start, the edgy and intense story will bring you to the edge of your seat and hold you there." - RT Book Reviews 


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Chess is one of my favourite games, its depiction on the cover had got me interested in the first place. I loved the cover design, its so subtle yet talking something about the story. The blurb increased the curiosity and I had to get this one at the end. Well the 'NYT bestseller' tag really serves it well. Most books these days have such a title but I don't say the same for all.

The plot feels somewhat cliche but the as you read, you notice the subtle mystery and the chess influence going on in the story. The perfect balance of the story, narration and plot is what makes the book more interesting. The narration is really smooth and grabs your interest till the end. Most part that had me interested was the business magnet part. Although at times it would make you feel quite superficial and cliche but here it was quite balanced. The characters felt real and were gripping enough to have my attention. I hope the mysterious character of Gabriel Miller gets more attention in the next part of the series.

Coming to the point of discussion which most of you would be interested in knowing about. Yes its a mature read and is again well balanced in that segment as well. I won't say much about the book as it'd probably ruin the fun of reading. Let me tell you, just wait for the ending. It might grab your interested further as it ends on a cliffhanger.

If you love mind games, business magnets and sensual romance in your reads then this book is surely the one for you.

Book Buy Link : https://amzn.to/2IiFdaq

Note : The Book is free to download on Amazon as of now. Kindly check your regional Amazon portals before downloading the book.



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Download Blood and Beloved For Free


Blurb : 
Blood and Beloved, India’s first Gothic horror poetry collection, includes abstract, horror, and Gothic themes such as darkness, psychological horrors, child-rape, death, etc. Each poem from the book showcases elements of melancholy, depression, mania, occult, a darker philosophy of life, and the like. With a vivid, dark imagery, the book aims at being a fusion of the horror and poetry genres. 

It's available for free download on 15 feb 2019. Kindly check on Amazon of your region before downloading.

Download Link : https://amzn.to/2BAZhyW

About the Author :


Krimson Ravyn


Krimson Ravyn, aka Kashish Kaur, is an award-winning short story writer, who writes in horror and fantasy genres. A gothic darkling deeply interested in the subculture, a poet by nature, and a writer by avocation, she loves fusing her two favorites together- horror and poetry.
Blood and Beloved is her debut book.



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Review: Maha Vishnu Trilogy: Part 1: The Code of Manavas



Maha Vishnu Trilogy: Part 1: The Code of Manavas by Arpit Bakshi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads :

Book one of the Maha Vishnu Trilogy, The Code of Manavas, is set some two million years past
ad 2050, when earth as we know it ceased to exist, and so did mankind. A new race, the Manavas, now exists on Bhoomi, the erstwhile Earth, which is divided into two cities—Madhavpur and Ayudhpur.
In the quiet and peaceful city of Madhavpur, a reclusive Krishna is busy with an immense task. He has to prepare a new abode for the Manavas before an impending apocalypse destroys them. He knows something that nobody else does—the Manavas are running out of time faster than they can imagine, and there are no inhabitable planets to escape to. To make matters worse, there is someone in Madhavpur who wants to destroy Krishna and subjugate each Manava. The Manavas, it seems, are doomed. Yet Krishna knows there is a slim chance of survival for the Manavas, although there is a huge price to be paid for it.
Will the various factions of the Manavas unite for the greater good? Will Krishna, who saved them during the turn of the last Yuga, be able to save them now? What will be the price to pay?
Enter the mythical world of Maha Vishnu and get swept up in a fast-paced suspenseful narrative.

Note : This book was received as a part of a Book Review Program by Book Genie

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This book had been on my wish list for a very long time. I had read reviews and articles about it several times online. The blurb and cover just didn't help me either as it just increased my curiosity about the book. With the theme and mytho-science-fiction story line it sounded like a great read. So, I didn't waste a moment when I got a chance to review the book officially. It stayed in the process for almost a month but finally, I had my copy.

This review is more of a moral dilemma for me as I had some expectations and it didn't go well on it as per say. Inherently, I had been comparing the book with Amish Tripathi's mythofiction series as it was close to the Vedic mythology. I have read many other mythofictions like by Wendy Alec but this somewhat increased my curiosity as it had a mix of science fiction with it unlike Shiva Trilogy which was an adventure mix.

This line in blurb,  "Enter the mythical world of Maha Vishnu and get swept up in a fast-paced suspenseful narrative." is very misguiding claim, I must say. The book is really a slow read and the suspense element is so diluted that it never got me curious when I started reading. The narration was so slow that I literally got bored and had thoughts about just DNF-ing book right away. Also, there was just too much spirituality stuffed in where the science fiction part was just barely surviving in the plot line.

In the first few chapters there were some silly typographical errors. I used the word silly because these are the kind of errors autocorrect software makes. I still wonder if the 'samganak' mentioned in the book was made up of 'compartments' or 'components'.  Maybe, I was disappointed because I had just expected too much from it.

On the better side of things, the narration is good if you are a slow reader and don't like to tease your brain much while reading. Every single character has a 'Vishnu Puran' influenced name in the book, that's how I can term it for Non-Hindu's who'd be reading the book. I can say, that was very smart as well as boring move depending upon the person. The science fiction part as I said, was more of re-telling of how the earth was created in a fantasy setting.

But when I come to the spiritual part of the book, then it shines brightly. You can say it is a fiction  which tells a story of how god might have created universe. All the connected names and Vedic terminologies now start making some sense and appear in a positive light. The writing style is certainly one of those factors which might keep you hooked on to the book even if you are bored with reading ahead. There's surely some smart use of vocabulary and Sanskrit/Hindi terminologies here and there like 'samganak' which is actually a computer in Hindi/Sanskrit.

There are many underdeveloped characters and places created just for the sake of it, atleast that what I felt. The characters of vallabha, radhika, meera, shriram, shyam, etc weren't even explored much. The female characters felt like they were just there to add some diversity.

If I just round up my views and forget that it was more of a spiritual read packed inside the cover of science fiction & mytho-fiction, then this book would be a real interesting read. For someone like me who loves reading science fictions and has recently developed interest in mytho-fictions, this book was quite a disappointment as neither the blurb nor the sample had any hint on the hidden spiritual theme which just totally over powered the whole reading experience. Narration was slow and writing style was the only thing which kept me interested to somehow finish the read.

I'd recommend this book to someone who loves reading the science and spirituality mix where science is the sub-topic.

Book Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2TSSUON



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Update on Still Holding On



Here's a little update on my work in progress novel. I have been posting chapters of Still Holding On here which you can read by clicking here (if you are new). I know the updates stopped completely a few weeks back and many of you might be wondering if I have stumbled upon a block or abandoned the story altogether.

Here's the end to the mystery and little surprise for you. Still Holding On, my first attempt in writing Drama styled New Adult Romance is now finished. I know you might be thinking, if it's finished then why I am not posting the chapters on the blog. The reason being, It's soon going to be published on 14th Feb 2019. Yes, since its a romance novel and my first attempt at pure romance, why not publish on a suitable event.

All the chapters post publishing will be taken down from the website leaving a sample behind. If you loved the story till now and would love to know the end, then do order your copies. It make me very happy. Also, if you are a teen or someone who has no access to purchasing power yet, you can wait for some time. I'd be giving away free copies to whoever just love to enjoy the read and post a review. You can comment your email down below if you are interested in a review copy.




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