Eternal Curse (Book Blitz)

Book Name: Eternal Curse (The Cursed Series, #1)
Author: Kara Leigh Miller
Publication date: September 15th 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult


Synopsis:
After pulling the plug on her mother’s life support, seventeen-year-old Chloe Madison moves to live with relatives she hardly knows. Her new hometown in the Adirondack Mountains is barely more than a pinpoint on the map, but it’s shrouded in deadly secrets and strange family legends. Chloe is determined to keep her head down, finish high school, and get the heck out of there. Until she meets the enigmatic Trent Halstead. Something intriguing hides beneath his quiet self-assurance and hero hair. Maybe there’s something—or someone—worth sticking around for after all.

But when a rash of unsolved murders leaves two of Chloe’s classmates dead, she begins to suffer from disturbing hallucinations that build to the horrifying image of Trent as a murderous vampire. With nowhere else to go, she’s stuck in a town she hates, surrounded by people she can’t trust, and she’s pretty sure she’s going to be lunch.

If all that isn’t bad enough, Trent is hiding a lethal secret, besides the whole immortal bloodsucker thing. He’s the not-so-proud owner of an ancient, family curse—no Halstead will ever know true love—and he’s desperate to find a way to break the curse. Could Chloe be the key to his happiness or just another secret Trent wished he never unlocked?


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54398549-eternal-curse

Purchase:
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Author Bio:
Kara Leigh Miller is a full-time wife; stay-at-home mom to 4 kids, 3 pit bulls, and 6 cats; writer, and the Editorial Director at Anaiah Press. When she’s not herding her family, she’s working out, reading, or binge watching Netflix. She’s previously published two adult Christian romantic suspense books that are no longer in publication. Though she’s published a young adult Christian romance (Perfectly Imperfect), Eternal Curse is her first foray into the secular young adult market.


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(Guest Post) Author Interview with William Becker

Why did you release “The Egg?”

Because I write for the money, not the fans. I don’t give a shit about the fans or any of the people who read. In fact, I hate them.

(Editor’s Note: Not sure what Becker is talking about, considering his last two stories were released for free. The Egg is also free. This statement is also confusing considering he personally thanks every person who follows him on Instagram.)

As it pertains to the economy what is your position on allowing dogs the right to use public bathrooms?

Well, it depends on a lot. You have to ask yourself a lot of different questions, like is that dog required because of a disability? Then what tasks does it perform? If you say in response, “it comforts me,” then the owners of the bathroom have every right to say that’s an ESA not a service dog, please leave. I also think if the dog isn’t well behaved, then the police have every right to ask you to leave. But if the dog is being polite and has a job and a tie, the cops won’t say anything to you. I can confirm.

How do you like to make ramen and how important is the authenticity of the broth to you?

The authenticity of the broth is highly important to me. I’ve recently come under some heavy fire for my consumption of raw ramen packets and appropriation of culture, but when I decide to cook it, adding some soy sauce, chilli powder, and sesame sauce all help to make ramen that feels much less cheap. 

How many gallons of milk do you drink a day?

I usually have a glass of milk with every meal, so that’s nine right there, plus my snacks, which brings it up to 13. 13 cups a day. I have never had a problem with osteoporosis.

Do you prefer your fats saturated or non saturated?

Trans, obviously.

Do the literary works of Robert Frost impact your sex life in any negative way?

Constantly. I have problems, uh, getting it up because of how often I get lost in thought about him. Here is an excerpt of something I wrote in my senior year of high school for my English class. I would like to say that I made a 94 on this. This was edited for content, it was originally very offensive:

    Many people think that “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is an ambiguous poem about not always following the mainstream choice, or that it was some joke conjured by Mr. Frost, but they couldn’t be further from the truth. “The Road Not Taken” is very clearly written because Robert Frost was a devout worshipper of Satan. 

Robert opens his poem by immediately making a metaphor about life, heaven, and Satan’s realm by writing, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood” It is glaringly obvious that the “yellow wood” is symbolic of life being a jungle, and seeing as tree leaves often turn yellow in Autumn, it can be inferred that the protagonist is in the Autumn of his life. In the same respect that Autumn is close to the end of the year, the yellow wood is close to the end of the protagonist’s life. Often, when a person is faced with the concept of their morality, anxiety about the reality of the afterlife becomes extremely prominent, usually morphing into paralysing fears, especially in those who have lived lives that are not the most “pure.” It can be assumed that Robert Frost’s fame allowed him to make some questionable choices involving drugs and prostitutes which ended up haunting him, so he vented his frustrations about his sins into his poetry, ending up with a hypothetical poem about his death and choosing between two paths, the first of which was asking forgiveness, the second of which was rejecting God in favor of Satan. Not wanting to let down his followers, Robert Frost understood that if he were to die, letting go of Satan would leave his followers to believe that Frost was a poser, a sellout, or not TRV KVLT. The first line is the classic comparison of the “Highway To Hell” and the “Stairway To Heaven.” Most reasonable people would choose to scramble up the Stairway, but not Frost, who believed that Satan was a much more reliable path, unlike most writers of his time.

However, the second line, “and sorry I could not travel both” shows that Frost was beginning to have some doubts about his savior. No matter how confident the protagonist/ Frost was about his religion, he wished that he could experience both paths, just to find out which was the right one. By the beginning of the second stanza with the line, “Then took the other, as just as fair” he rejects any idea of consideration, making an impulsive choice as death approaches him. From there, the poem turns back on itself in its own metaphor, with the protagonist realizing that neither path is less traveled. It can be implied that Frost was predicting the future, as a hundred years after the poem was written, atheism would become infinitely more prominent, suggesting that neither God nor Satan would be the correct path and that he would be wrong after all. Despite his religious peers, Robert realized that both choices were equally unfavorable and that a third path must be made: Atheism. 

It is a common belief that Atheists are more depressed than those with any sense of religion, and Frost reflects on that with the 16th line,  “I shall be telling this with a sigh.” As the realization that the protagonist’s beliefs are bogus hits, depression about the futility of existence shortly follows. Robert breaks the fourth wall here, suggesting that he would eventually have to tell his believers that Satan isn’t real and that death leads to a black, endless void. There is no point in being a good person if there is no God and no afterlife, so why do anything at all? Why do anything outside of falling into a ball of self-pity? The line suggests that the story shall be retold with a sigh because the realization is so depressing that it is crippling. The only point to life, Frost implies, is to mate and continue the human race with the purest genes possible. The final two lines, “I took the one less traveled by,/And that has made all the difference” suggest that Robert will use this knowledge to better the human genome. It has been found that Atheism can correlate with depression, and depression can lead to nihilism. It could be speculated that with this logic, Robert Frost developed a new level of apathy and disregard for the human race. All in all, it is glaringly obvious that Robert Frost displayed a powerful ode to Satanism and Atheism. 

If you could play connect four with one of the Beatles who would it be?

David Draidman. I like the OWAHAHA thing he does sometimes. Very barbaric! Very cool! Thanks, David

How has women’s rights, namely the growing of armpit hair, affected your life personally?

It makes me happy. My boyfriend and I don’t really understand this problem super well, but we both really appreciate the beauty of the human body and its ability to grow hair. It is interesting how similar we are to monkeys. I personally keep my armpits shaven, but that’s just because the hair sometimes gets caught in the car door.

What’s your favorite tv show and why is it Golden Girls?

It’s Gilmore’s Girls. Whoever wrote this question is an idiot.

What’s your favorite brand of chewing gum and how has it affected your life?

The little gumball things that come in the green or blue containers. I can’t remember the name of them, but they’re much better than the little strips of gum that are wrapped in that whacky alien foil stuff. I love eating gum and drinking water after.

Does kosher salt offend you as a fascist?

Yeah.

What are your top ten Marget Vinton songs?

I have no idea who that is.

What’s your favorite movie with heterosexual undertones?

Blue Mountain State. It oozes heterosexual energy.

Why do you sweat so much?.

I have hyperhidrosis. People gave me weird looks in high school. I would be up on stage in the theatre and my sweat would literally trickle through my dress shirt.

Would you rather be an enigma that everyone knows or a fraud that no one has heard of?

An enigma everyone knows, like David Blaine or Michael Jackson’s Ghost. 

Is there a societal stigma you have faced from not knowing how to read?

As a writer, I get asked a lot of questions about how I do my stuff. I gain the ability to read after I eat large amounts of frozen chicken parmesan without microwaving it. I gained a lot of weight before doing this interview.

As a young author what are some of the challenges you face?

I don’t get them as much now that I’m older, but no one took me seriously. I suppose that might’ve been because I was terrible at writing. Some people say I am still terrible at writing.

if you could ride a deer, would you?

Yes, but I would prefer an ostrich or an army of toddlers carrying a throne, kind of like that one scene from 300. Someone with more time than me should google it.

Are you prepared to deal with facing complete nothingness when you die or something even more frightening? 

No, not really. What if God is rude to me and makes fun of me for my inability to grow a beard?

How do you handle the more negative feedback?

I accept and try to understand where it comes from. People usually have an opinion for a reason, even if that reason is dumb.

What do you hope the reader gets out of your novels?

Depression and then AIDs. Maybe vice versa.

 What is your creative process like?

Have you ever seen the Twilight movies? Like that, but in my brain.

 What book is your favorite?

My favorite released novel is Grey Skies. My favorite short story is Seventh Circle, followed by the Egg.

If you could bleed from anywhere forever, where would you?

My hands or arms would be way too noticeable. My feet would get annoying really quick, as would my ankles and knees. I would say my nipples, especially if the bleeding doesn’t hurt. It would make for a very cool party joke about lactation.

What is your opinion on invasive species in the Mississippi river?

In the 1970s, Asian Carp started getting imported into the United States as a food fish. They’re really known for their ability to jump up to ten feet in the air when they are scared. Anyways, they’re considered an invasive species and I love them.

Can you share a political opinion that someone might have?

Orange man good.

Can you share a political opinion you have?

Orange man bad. Cop bad too.

Would you describe yourself as there forever or gone for good?

There forever but soon to be gone for good.

Do you have a favorite blanket?

Yes, his name is Ishmael

if everyone could have one haircut, what would it be?

Dreads.

Who do you think the devil is?

Jerry Lee Lewis.

Straight To Normal

Book Name : Straight to Normal
Author : Sharif D. Rangnekar
Publisher : Rupa Publications

‘God is the reason why I am who I am. Nature is the reason why I am who I am. I don’t want to die because of who I am.’

My Thoughts :

It is a autobiography of Sharif D. Rangnekar and he talks about his and all the other Gay men struggles from finding about themselves to being out and living among the society, especially in India . This book made me realized discrimination is where there is a change in people that is different from what people consider ‘normal’ or what they are used to and so discrimination is everywhere and in everything.The sexual assaults and the heartbreaks were too much to bear and I was really frustrated when I get to know that people thought homosexuality is a disease that they can cure .

This book made me wonder why people not mind their own business let the other person be who they are. Why interfere in their lives ?Why can’t people digest the fact they are different? And now , what is wrong in being different? Everyone cannot be the same. Why make such a fuss for being different? Why make their lives difficult by spewing hatred ? Why is this such an big issue that other person don’t have the same liking or choose same option as we do. When It’s not even their fault , that’s their nature and that’s how they are born .And it’s nobody’s business what’s their skin tone or what work they do or what size are they or whom they like . I think if everyone just realize this the world would be a much better and a calm place to live in.

Definitely worth reading this and the message to be conveyed is loud and clear.

My Ratings : 5/5.

Turbulence Tale Of Love

Book name : Turbulence Tale of Love
Format : Kindle
Author : Shalu Thakur Dhillon
Publisher : Invincible Publisher

Review:
The cover is relatable to the plot. The first part of the story was so pleasant I couldn’t wipe off the smile from my face. And a small misunderstanding occurs and drastic things happens in the next part. The writing style of author is splendid. The pace is slow at the beginning. But a mysterious past keeps you flipping through the pages.I loved the protagonists as well as the supporting characters.Though the story is about the protagonists, all the characters have an important role to play.

Nihal (male protagonist) became one of my fictional boyfriends.The plot is unpredictable to me and it was driving me crazy. I was anticipating to know the end. The story left me with wanting more of it. I can’t believe that this the author’s debut book. I am looking forward to read her next book.
I can’t find any flaw in this book and so my rating is 5/5.

The Indian Soldier

Book Name: The Indian Soldier 

Author: Sushant Saini

Format: Paperback 

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing

Review:

The storyline is unique and absorbing. It is about a eighteen year old, whose dream is to join the  Army and to serve the Nation. We also get to see the hardships of soldiers and their state of affairs. The book displays elements such as Patriotism , politics , racism ,  pretty well. The Protagonist is  strongly built and relatable and is a character ,whom we can look up to . It will multiply your love and respect towards army tenfold.All in all it was an inspiring and unputdownable read. I highly recommend this book to all readers. This book is definitely worth investing your time .

My Ratings: I rate this book 4.8 ⭐/ 5⭐

About Author:

Sushant Saini is a software professional by day and an avid writer by night. He completed his schooling at Ryan International School, Noida. After that, he received his B. Tech degree from M. M. M Engineering College, Gorakhpur. After staying in Mumbai for three years, he moved to the USA. He has been living in Virginia for the last decade with his beautiful wife, Rashmi, and adorable twin girls, Maya and Meera. He loves spending time with family and friends. He loves traveling, New York, and Mumbai, being his favorite cities. Sushant also enjoys drinking, cricket, soccer, driving. Along with family, his friends are a very important part of his life. He plans to never stop writing.

2047 THE UNIFIER 

Book name : 2047 THE UNIFIER 

Author : Rashmi Trivedi

Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers 

Format : Paperback 

Review : 

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.                                                              -Jimi Hendrix


This is the second book I’ve read of Rashmi Trivedi and I loved this even more than the first one. The story focuses on  spreading love and peace among  India and Pakistan. The concept alone is remarkable because I think  it is the wish of every citizen to be  in peace and harmony with the neighbouring countries. This storyline displays elements like love , determination, betrayal and politics precisely. The storyline aroused curiosity and gripped me from the very beginning .The plot is strong and fast paced . The storyline and characters are totally relatable and well built . The characters are sketched in a way that will stay in reader’s heart forever. Author has done a excellent job in plotting the story which is engaging and thought provoking also without missing out the message to be delivered.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book to everyone.

My Ratings : I rate this book a 5/5⭐.

About Author : “Rashmi Trivedi is an author, poet and an explorer, working at a middle Management level in a leading PSU. She entered the literary world in May 2016 with her first book, Woman, Everything Will Be Fine, which became a bestseller in its genre. She then came out with her poetry collection titled Handful of Sunshine, Pocketful of Rain, in December2017. Many of her poems went viral on the social media.

Her subsequent novel, From Ashes to Dreams, published in August 2018, climbed to the no.2 spot on the Amazon hot-seller list within a few days, and went on to sell more than 15,000 Copies.Her latest book is a romanic thriller which explores the sensitive topic of India Pakistan relation.

Till We Meet Again

Book name : Till We Meet Again 

Author : Shibaji Bose

Publisher : Srishti Publishers & Distributors

Format : Paperback

Review :
The story is about self-discovery , relationships , love and family.The plot focuses not only on protagonist but also his kinsperson. Language used is rich and I learnt many new words. Narration flow is smooth. The writing style is standard with brilliant usance of words. The storyline is steady paced. Every character has given equal and significant part. Characters are relatable , easy to connect, and well developed. Especially,  the female characters are inspiring and strongly built . Overall, it was a worthwhile and motivational read.

My ratings: I rate 4/5⭐ for this book.

About The Author:Shibaji is a practitioner in learning and development, also working closely in the wealth management space. He graduated from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, followed by a post-graduate diploma from IISWBM, Kolkata. With two decades worth of experience in sales and distribution, he called it quits to be on his own. He is a life enthusiast, an uncompromising foodie and is known for his sense of humour.

Dating Jia

Book name : Dating Jia

Author: Krupa Somani

Publisher: Bluerose Publisher
Format: Paperback

Blurb :

Jia , heart broken by her previous relationship is not ready for another relationship. To take her mind off things she works hard and whenever she is not working she parties hard . But however on her best friend Rehan’s insistence she starts dating random people through a dating app. Even after some humiliating and horrible date experiences she still keeps going on dates.Will she become tired of dating? Will Jia find her soulmate ? Read this book to find out what fate has store for Jia.

Review:
The title totally defines the plot . The language is easily understandable . Narration flow is smooth. It is narrated through the eyes of both Aryaan and Jia , but mostly Jia. The characters are lovable and well built . Jia and Rehan’s bonding was beautiful .The storyline is unique, funny and entertaining. I would recommend this book to people who like reading Rom-coms.
My Ratings:
I rate this book a 4/5⭐.

About Author:

The author is a believer in love, with quite an interesting young perspective. She takes a witty outlook in the new age world, dating experiences around for her friends to laugh and reflect. With a comic flair in her writing and detailing, she is the perfect mouth piece of today’s young women.

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Book Name : MIЯЯЯO : at THƎ WƎIЯⱭ WAYWAЯⱭ
Author : Manoj Kumar Sharma
Publisher : Notion Press
Format : Paperback
Review :
Mirrro : At The Weird Wayward is a story that focuses on serious issues faced by our country these days . The story is set at year 2030 and begins when a series of bizarre and weird incidents happen in the nation. The characters are strongly built with a good back story. At some places , the conversations are too long and gave a monotonous feeling. Author has done a applaudable job in taking this concept and providing a solution to the issues. It was emotional , engaging and a thought provoking read. I would recommend everyone to give this book a try. I rate this book 4/5⭐.
My Ratings :
I rate this book 4/5⭐

A Drop Of You

Book Name : A Drop Of You
Author: Krishna Chhetri
Format: Kindle
Publisher: Quignog

Review:

This story revolves around three main characters Karma, Diana and Ghazal. The narration is stretched. The language is easy to follow. The poems were beautifully penned . People who love to read poems or Ghazals can go for this book. The emotions displayed were exaggerated at most places making it cheesy. Exclamations are plentiful and it’s insipid after sometime. The things I liked about the book is the poems and the Author’s skillful usage of words.

My Ratings :
I rate this book 3/5⭐.

About Author:

Krishna stumbled into writing and eventually fell in love with it. Oscar Wilde had once said, “To define is to limit”. That is how Krishna sees life. A Drop of You is his debut novel. He lives in Noida.