Cover reveal – Knitted Tales: A collection of emotions by Rubina Ramesh #TheBookClub

RELEASING ON THE 10TH OF OCTOBER 
Knitted Tales: A Collection of Emotions 

By 

Rubina Ramesh

 
Every tale has a path to follow to reach its destination.. but it may not exactly be the one we should follow.
 
WHAT IS THE ANTHOLOGY ALL ABOUT?
What forces an innocent girl to become a sex symbol? Her desires? Or cruel fate?
Is a lifetime enough—for avenging a betrayal? How do you hide secrets that never stopped haunting you?
Can vengeance and secrets of your past devastate your present? How can long-buried crimes of yours suddenly raise their head? Can sinning be saving?
Is your spouse your soulmate? What if they never understood your feelings? Can you still live with them?
Lastly, does life give only two options? Live or die? What if there is a third?
In her debut anthology, Rubina Ramesh tries to find answers to these questions that are often from the heart and yet makes the mind ponder over the solution. Or is it the other way round? Either way, Knitted Tales is a bouquet of emotions that is bound to touch both your head and your heart.
 
WHAT INSPIRED ME TO WRITE THIS ANTHOLOGY…
 
Dear Friends and Aspiring Writers,My journey as a writer started after I joined Wrimo India. It’s a group of aspiring authors where all members are challenged to write, by the NaNoWriMo ML for India region and the Founder/Admin of  Wrimo India, Sonia Rao.  Along with the other admins, Neel Ina and Dola Basu Singh, she made our lives pretty tough if we did not submit on time.

Our work was critiqued, broken to pieces and then mended again by all the Wrimo members. I laugh now, whenever I reminisce about those days. We writers are so passionate about our work that even a little bit of criticism makes us want to hide our baby. But in this group, we trained ourselves to accept all types of honest criticism. We sculpted our stories and life continued. This happened around 2 years ago.

Then, one fine day I found that I had gathered around 17 stories and forgotten all about them. As I dusted away the layers of neglect, I fell in love with my own stories. I am a narcissist. 🙂  But then, all writers are, aren’t they? I do hope what I have written from my heart, touches you. Here are the stories of a writer who aspires to always write from her heart. With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, here’s raising a toast to inspiration!

 

Releasing on 10th of October 2016
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About Rubina Ramesh
 Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time.  She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona.  Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.
Her other published works include
‘Home is where Love is’ a short story in the anthology Writings from the Heart. Ed. by Beth Ann Masarik.
‘You Stole My Heart’ and ‘Let me Go’. Short stories as a part of the anthology ‘Long and Short of It’ by Indireads.
‘Wake Me Up’ as a part of the anthology ‘Marijuana Diaries’ by Fablery Publishers.
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Guest post – Varsha Dixit author of Wrong Means Right End #TheBookClub

Please welcome author Varsha Dixit on my blog. Varsha’s book Wrong Means Right End is out now. She is here to share her point of view on how to create characters for fiction.
Over to Varsha.
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Character Creation

“An author should know their character intimately, they should know their history, how they would react in a situation, they should know their look and mannerisms down to the smallest facial tick. Yet all of this need not be revealed to the reader.”— Aaron Miles, quote from On Character Construction

Character creation is one of the things that I love most about writing. It is like stepping into my favorite toy store and putting together my dream toy.

Authors create characters. We blow life into them, we make them sane, we make them crazy, we them funny or sad but most of all we them make them – real and unforgettable.

Character creation is the process of knowing your character inside out. For any author it’s important to know all characters like they are were someone you grew up with.

Being an author of four books and having created so many characters, it would be my honor to share with you all my character creation process. Pardon me if I get carried away while describing it, after all it is one of my favorite things about writing. My husband would probably accuse me of having a godlike complex. He could be right . . . or wrong.

Getting back to character creation, I first start by visualizing the features of my main characters– eyes, mouth cheeks, jawline and nose. Then I give them hair, height, style and quirks.

Next they are anointed with ambitions, goals, fear and desires. In the fiction world characters are real. This is a good place to sort of create a character graph for each of your character. What is her or his emotional state at the beginning of the story? Are they driving the plot or is the plot propelling them? How are they going to change as the story progresses?  At climax where will they be and how will they be reacting?

As authors it is our job to create characters that leave readers with an insatiable lust to know them as well we do. Remember characters make or break a story. So make your characters three dimensional, bring them to life in your story and they will return the favor by making your book unforgettable.

I hope you enjoyed the glimpse in the process of character creation. You will see a lot of character chemistry in my upcoming release this August, “Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right”. If any of you have questions about writing fiction, please feel free to email me at varsha@varshadixit.com. I will try my best to answer them based on my own writing experiences of nearly a decade.
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Thanks, Varsha for sharing your insight into fictional world characters.

This post is a part of the blog tour of Varsha’s book, Wrong Means Right End being hosted by TBC blog tours.

New Release #MoreThanJustDesire #bookblitz by #TheBookClub

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More Than Just Desire 
by Summerita Rhayne
 
Blurb 
 

 

The Bollywood diva who regrets nothing…
Piya walked out of an explosive situation three years ago. Now she’s back in Bollywood and wants to regain the crown that she left behind when she ran away from Arfaaz. It seems everyone who used to idolize her has forgotten her. In the competitive world of starry glamour, the only way she can restart her career is trash the past and make some waves.
The man who wants her atonement..
Arfaaz is determined to get his revenge on Piya for making a farce of their marriage and then leaving him to face the mudslinging. He forces her to keep up the appearances and stay with him so she can play the loving wife and repent on her sins. But he finds Piya isn’t so easy to handle. She drives him crazy with her antics. On the top of that the attraction between them sizzles and threatens to make him forget reason.
Conflict clashes with desire..
No matter how intense the passion between them gets, their ways are bound to diverge. Piya knows she cannot let this man find a way into her heart. There is too much to risk and she cannot afford to forget the real reason she has come back. Success is the only mantra she knows and really, all Arfaaz wants is revenge…
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EXCERPT 
‘You’ll divorce me?’ The sense of anticlimax she felt annoyed her. Why wouldn’t he, for God’s sake? She’d been far from an ideal partner. No man wanted a three year estranged wife surely? Or why would he allow her to remain away for so long?For no logical reason, the knowledge had a sharp edge, stabbing her insides deeply.

Arfaaz’s gaze was fixed on the flush deepening on her cheeks. The colour of anger…or joy at getting her freedom?

It had been a mistake to pick her up in his arms, to give in to the urge to subdue that stubborn defiance. Three years since he’d touched her, yet her bones felt as delicate under his hands as the night he’d gripped her shoulders in anger. Evoking the same remorse one might feel for handling a bird badly.

She had worn a metal colored dress that night. He could still feel the slithery fabric beneath his fingers. Another of her risqué dresses, with deceptively demure full sleeves while the shocker was the back. Which was missing. He had never objected to what she wore, though primitive instincts protested. She had a media image to maintain. He hadn’t wanted to act the possessive husband.

A mistake, he thought again. Even the brief brush of her body against his had lit a spark that reminded him of how possessive he’d wanted to be.

She had taken enough advantage of him. The grim thought rose from a host of emotions. He’d suffered, he’d been fooled, he’d been dumped. Was he going to take it all and let her go as easy as pie?

‘If you want a divorce, you’ll have to do a small favour for me first,’ he told her.

‘Favour?’

‘Something which is important to me. Then you’ll be free to go.’

‘I will?’

He shrugged, letting her make what she could out of it.

‘Anyway, we can’t stand here and talk it out. Come inside. We’ll discuss it over dinner.’

‘Yes, divorce must be one of the prime discussable topics for dinnertime conversation,’ she said waspishly.

‘For everything spectacular Piya the topnotch actress has done, this must be the downslide indeed. To tamely sit across her husband and rationally chat over the break-up of her marriage,’ he jibed harshly.

‘However, I think it’s time for you to take a step down from the pedestal.’

 

 
Meet Summerita Rhayne 

Summerita Rhayne loves to write sensual and emotional romance. There’s no knowing when some quirky – or sometimes even not so quirky – happening in daily life might trigger her right brain and then she’s off craving a new story. She loves writing characters who learn and grow and find their way out of their troubles and emotional hang-ups. Hot, sensual heroes and sassy but sweet heroines mostly fit the bill in her stories. She also believes that a touch of humor never goes amiss in a book.

 

She divides her time between family, job and writing – and loves winding down with music, movies and the internet!

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#Author #interview Ruchi Singh #TheBookClub

Hi Folks,

Today I have Ruchi Singh on my blog, chatting about her book Take 2 and all things writing. Please welcome her.

Interview from Summerita

RS: Thank you Summerita for this wonderful opportunity to talk to you.

How did you become a writer, by chance or by choice?

RS: A bit of both in my case. It started by chance, like an epiphany that yes I can and should write. After the first draft of Take 2, it was my choice to continue writing since I immensely enjoyed the process of creating something new.

 Are you a genre writer? Why (or why not)? Which genre appeals to you the most?

RS: Yes, I think I am a genre writer. I love reading romantic thrillers and the creative thoughts flooding my mind also resonate with the same genre.

What makes this book special to you?

RS: This book is very special for two reasons. Firstly, because it is my debut book, and secondly, because it captures the emotional vulnerability of women in our society.

I have observed it up-close, women just can’t let it go. No matter how many times an abuser apologises, there is no change in the status quo. It’s like a leopard never changing its spot. The victim has to take that first step to break-free, then only they would find the strength to move ahead in life.

Though it’s a grave issue but I have tried to handle it in a light-hearted manner in the book.

A brief description of the book and its main characters.

RS: There are two main themes which I wanted to highlight in Take 2, firstly the plight of women who were divorced or thinking of divorce, and secondly the co-existence of conservative and modern India.

Take 2 is about Priya, who is a small town, intelligent girl, for whom ethics and family values hold an important place in life. The story revolves around her struggle to carve a life for herself braving the conservative society and realizing that the choice to be happy remains with her.

Abhimanyu’s character was conceived to compliment Priya. He is far more mature than his age. If you are in love with someone you have to nurture it by showing support, care and affection. And that is what Abhimanyu does for Priya. I have tried to bring out that sentiment in the story along with some drama to entertain the readers.

And since I am an eternally optimistic person and all my stories would have HEA. I also admit to bringing a bit of Bollywood to make it a light read.

What are your writing fads or quirks?

RS: I can’t move ahead until all the colourful wriggly lines (the MS editor throws) are resolved in the paragraph/ line that I have written. My friends tell me to switch off the editor, but my conscious doesn’t allow me to.

Thanks, Ruchi. Emotional and physical abuse in any relationship is a grave issue and needs to be brought into open. I am glad you have chosen to write about it in a relatable and light manner. It was lovely having you here.

This interview is a part of the Book Club Tour for Ruchi’s book. Here are the details. Do check it out.

Take 2
by 
Ruchi Singh 
The Blurb
Priya’s idyllic world turns upside down when she realizes her husband considers her dead weight after stripping her off her inheritance for his ambitions and lavish lifestyle.


Instantly attracted to Priya, Abhimanyu knows getting involved with a married woman is inviting trouble. But despite common sense, cautions and hesitations, he is drawn to help her. 


Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu. 


In the tussle between ethics, fears and desires… will Priya embrace a second chance at happiness?


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Meet the Author



Ruchi Singh is a novelist, and writes in two genres; romance and romantic thriller. She has a degree in Electronics Engineering and has worked as Quality Consultant in the IT field. She began her writing career writing short stories and articles, which have been published on various online forums. She has been a contributing author to many anthologies and has published her first book Take 2, which is a contemporary romance with a spice of social drama.A voracious reader, she loves everything—from classics to memoirs to editorials to chick-lit, but her favourite genre is ‘romantic thriller’. Besides writing and reading, her other interests include dabbling with Indian classical dance forms.

 

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Blog tour for Against All Rules via #TheBookClub

Rubina Ramesh of the Book Club is hosting a blog tour for Against All Rules.

Sharing a review from Shalini.

She says, “Looking for a fresh and exotic read with deep emotions? This is way more than that!”

http://taleoftwotomatoes.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/against-all-rules-book-review/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Check out other blog posts for the book. The schedule is here

http://thebcsch.blogspot.in/2014/10/schedule-for-against-all-rules-by.html?m=1
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