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Title is Untitled: First Night, No Light by Santosh Avvannavar, Kundan Srivastava, Raghunath Babu Are

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To look at things like we’ve never looked at before – we present a unique book of facts blended with fiction to spread more awareness in our society. Facts about various problems in the present urban and rural societies of India are presented wrapped in fiction, like case studies to elaborate them.
Women of our country are often victims to most issues like rape, marital rape, prostitution, child marriage, child trafficking and others. Not to ignore the men who are also victims to women framing them in false cases of impotency and domestic violence. There are eleven chapters presented in this book which deal with different such cases – both men and women – and try to create a little awareness in our educated society. (official synopsis)

Book Review: Black, Grey and White by Santosh Avvannavar, Santosh Biradar

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This book gifts its readers five fantastic short stories that has a common aim – to spread awareness about AIDS. It is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against AIDS and show their solidarity for HIV positive people. The book is an eye opener for anyone who wish to see the wave of positive change in society. Everyone including the brave hearts Savita, Chintu, Mithali has the right to live with their head held high without fear of social ostracization. Life does not have to be like this. The time is ripe to act now with one’s sense and sensibility. Break the myths. Come, be the change! (official synopsis)

Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? (official synopsis)

Book Review : From Where I See by Ajay Yadav

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Ajay’s life takes a different direction all of a sudden when he is taken in for questioning under the suspicion of his best friend’s murder and through the course of journey in the past, the author touches upon a lot of topics that are relevant to our modern day lifestyle. Everything from feminism to creating that utopian world, we all desire, nothing is out of reach from this discussion

Book Review: Friendship Love And Killer Escapades (FLAKE) by Pankaj Giri

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Four years of college, away from home and drowning in the loads of assignments and examinations. Meet the students of RIP college of Engineering, a run-of-the-mill institute in Bangalore, who learns the toughest lessons both from and out of their textbooks. Lessons in friendship, love and life in general.

Movie Review : The Duff

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Based on the book by Kody Keplinger by the same name, Duff is the story of Bianca who suddenly decides to strike back and change her life after she realizes that she falls under the category of D.U.F.F- The Designated Ugly Fat Friend.

Book Review : No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

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” Little Lizzie Borden” that was the name given to her by the media and the public when she was tried for murdering her mother and step-father and the house she lived in was a place for ghost stories but years later when she has put her past behind and even the name, her husband buys the very same house for her as a birthday gift. Now she is standing in the very room where she shot her mother and step-father not knowing how to escape from there without having to reveal her past . If this dilemma could not have torn her apart, the murders piling up definitely does

Book Review: Life had Other Plans by Munish Dhawan

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What makes the advertising world so glamorous and interesting? Is it the creativity or the range of quirky yet artistic people that makes this world so illustrious?. Meet Nik who has just landed a job in country’s one of the most sort after Advertising agency. What awaits him is just not the creative challenges of the field but a bunch of characters that will change his life forever. Join the adventures of Nik in this crazy world of Advertising set in India

The Scribe (Irin Chronicles #1) by Elizabeth Hunter

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Ava Matheson is in istanbul as part of her job and also to seek answers to the questions that has been troubling her all life. As soon as she lands, there is a shadow that keeps following her and pretty soon this shadow becomes the only one that is between her and the dangers that is prying on her in the dark, secretive alleys of Istanbul. Secrets come rushing in and amidst this she falls for the one guy who is nothing but mystery personified.

Book Review: Take Me Out At The Ballgame by Kevin D’Onofrio

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Its the opening season of baseball games and no hot blooded baseball fan could stay away from watching their favorite team bring home the championship. The tickets are selling faster than you could blink but amidst all these excitement and baseball fever something strange is happening. Suddenly there are reports of many over enthusiastic fans dying of heart attack. While this could have escaped as a onetime incident when the bodies start piling up, the nation goes into a frenzy and once packed stadiums are now running vacant and devoid of its zealous fans. so what exactly is happening this baseball season?

Book Review: Silent Scream (D.I. Kim Stone, #1) by Angela Marsons

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First there was the murder of a school principal and then came the case of another murder by a slashed throat and both shared a familiar background of having worked in a children’s home that was burned to ashes years ago but when there is a third body, the case takes a very deadly shape and Kim Stone will go to any lengths to find out the truth behind the sudden murder of all these previous employees of a burned children’s home even if it means digging up bones

Book review: Gulabi by Pankaj Suneja

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Schizophrenia is challenging disorder often characterized by abnormal social behaviour and a significantly altered perception of reality. Its treatment largely depends on medications and psychosocial interventions but no single approach is widely considered effective for all patients. Through this book I offer my readers a glimpse into the multifaceted world of schizophrenia in the form of fictitious storyline revolving around two characters Monty (the psychotic part) and Virginia (the non psychotic part). The boundary between the two is permeable. Monty conjures up ‘Gulabi’, following his abrupt separation from his long time partner, while Virginia, having suffered from a personal loss sets out to follow her lifelong aspiration to travel the world. (official synopsis)

Book Review : The Trail Of Terror (Horror At The Lake, A Vampire Tale #2) by Vanessa A. Ryan

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In one terrible night, Susan Runcan loses her friends, loved ones, the mansion she inherits and the medallion, with its mysterious powers so coveted by her late grandfather. But she has no time to grieve. Especially when she realizes she’s a vampire and shedding tears made of precious blood will weaken her. The new challenges ahead will test her endurance and take all her strength.Another vampire is sabotaging her, laying the blame on her for his murders. She has to find a better way to live–one that doesn’t include dying alone in a prison cell or murdering the police. She has to reason with this vampire–or kill him before he destroys her. (official synopsis)

Book Review: Deadline Yemen (the Elizabeth Darcy Series) by Peggy Hanson

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Called to Yemen to help her old friend Halima, correspondent Elizabeth Darcy combines work with the chance to repay an old debt. But the narrow, mysterious streets are populated with armed men and veiled women; who can tell friend from foe? Her first priority is to help Halima’s young brother Ali, who has become involved with religious extremists. But murder dogs her footsteps, and she is under police surveillance. Abducted along her investigative trail, Elizabeth is drawn into the terrorists’ web. She must work with two men-one Yemeni, one British-who are on a mission of their own. What are their plans? And why have they all ended up in the remote Hadhramaut wadi where the Incense Road once began? Elizabeth pieces together the plot, hoping she’s in time to save Halima and Ali. But can she save herself as well? (official synopsis)

Book Review : The Ghost of Normandy Road (Haunted Minds #1) by John Hennessy

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An old house stands on Normandy Road, uncared for and uninhabited for years, until one day, believing an urban legend that no-one dares to live there, a young boy decides to cross its threshold.Yet the house is far from empty – within its walls, a terrible evil has been disturbed. It will take one brave soul three of the longest nights of his life to unlock its secrets, but will he live to tell the tale? (official synopsis)

Book Review : The Warrior’s Debt (Warriors series, #4) by Ty Patterson

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A serial killer stalks New York city, one whose only weapon is a wooden bat. He grows increasingly brutal with each kill and disappears into the shadows afterwards.The NYPD’s investigation is going nowhere and in desperation they turn to someone who has some knowledge of killing.The NYPD’s hunter pursues terrorists, gangsters, killers of all kinds. He is an assassin himself.However even he makes no progress and hopes that the killer makes a mistake.The killer makes it personal instead.The killer already has the hunter on his radar and has ordered a new set of bats.Then begins a game of Last Killer Standing. (official synopsis)

Book Review: Tides by Mara Oudenes-Cruz Ramos

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Sun, sand and waves, three words that summarize what life is like at Sea Glass Beach. The normally quiet village is hosting a surfing festival with the biggest names and brands in the sport. The Kalani siblings; a lawyer and an instructor, and their friends; an investor and a librarian, are surrounded by new visitors, unexpected situations and a tide of emotions as they find themselves as amateur contestants in the world of professional surfing. (official synopsis)

Book Review : The Nibelung Gold by Koos Verkaik

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Wolf and his friend had been always interested in the paranormal activities. They had spent a whole lot of time and money researching on the truth but they never thought that one woman would change their views and beliefs so much that they would end up losing their lives and everything valuable

Three Tales of Vampires (A Tale of Vampires 1-3) by John Hennessy

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Collection of John Hennessy’s first three novels in the Tale of Vampire series, Murderous little darlings, The blood and the raven and Innocent while she sleeps

Book Review: The Shadow Falls (Witch-Hunter, #3) by K.S. Marsden

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After the battle that took place in the last book, the world is now under the dominant and Oppressive rule of the shadow witch and after what happened in the last battle, Hunter is now prepared to go to any extreme to take back the control and bring back order to the world and to bring an end to the shadow witch and he is out looking for a method that was use to kill the previous shadow hunter

Book Review : The Shadow Reigns (Witch-Hunter, #2) by K.S. Marsden

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True to the title of the book , The shadow Witch has risen and now the whole world is under her reign. She stands unrivaled and spreading chaos all over. Hunter is suddenly caught up in the middle with his own personal feelings standing as a barrier against taking any action but when the limits are tested, Hunter is forced to chose sides and take decisions that will change a lot of lives.

Book Review : The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter, #1) by K.S. Marsden

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For Centuries there had been a prophecy circulating in the world of Witch and Witch hunters that a powerful witch would rise bringing this whole world to an end and nobody would have the power enough to stand against her for she would be the most powerful of all. The Shadow Witch. And now the Shadow has risen. On the other side of this war, Hunter, a witch hunter and one of his kind and heir to a powerful lineage, suddenly find himself helpless and powerless. what happened that made this vicious witch hunter so vulnerable.

Book Review: A Backed Up John by Michael McAfee

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An accident takes John Smythe to the last place he had expected, Olympus. As he reaches midst the gods, a new task is levied upon him and with his scientific and progressive mind, he have to accomplish these tasks and without altering the history

Book review: Heavenly Vision by Koos Verkaik

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Ages ago a ship mysteriously disappeared along the shores of cape of hope and the only survivor claims that it was an aftereffect of opening a mysterious power box and now at a science conference years later, the box appears starting a frenzy that the apocalypse is near. The power would annihilate everything in its path. The threat intensifies after the scientist who brought the power box disappears. SO is the world finally coming to an end?

Book Review : Jack Spade: Dream Detective by Carl A. Chase

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James Harper has a world of dreams that moves with him everywhere and in this dream world he is not James Harper but an aced detective by the name Jack Spade. Right now jack spade is a very strange case that revolve around his new girlfriend Lauren Jefferson. A case where a young socialite is found murdered leaving a whole lot of chaos back.

Book Review: .40 Cal Sayulita by Marcus Schantz

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He never thought that a trip to Mexico with his girlfriend would turn out to be one of the most dangerous trips of his life. So much that his life is hanging by a thread and he is forced to pick up weapons to protect himself and his girlfriend’s life

Book Review: Auditory Viewpoint by Lillian R. Melendez

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Cyber crime is on its rise and everyday tonnes of people suffer from this malice and end up losing their earning and even identity. Even the modern justice system is fighting against this malice but finding it hard. What happens when you become a victim of identity theft and to make it worse comes with a hidden vengeance. who can you trust and where can you hide?

Book Review: India Was One by An Indian

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India gains its strength from its diversity. It is perhaps one of the only existing countries in the world that nurtures so many diverse religions and cultures and yet tying them all in one little fragile thread called india but what if this thread is broken. What if suddenly a communal riot gets out of hand so bad that the entire nation gets divided. How will different culture co exist?

Book Review: Chances Choices Changes Death by Connie Knight

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A quaint little town is startled by the murder of one of their daughters. Myra Cade was a gentle soul, single mother taking care of both her father and her son but lives of many are about to change as she is found dead and her body is discovered discarded.

Book Review: Chemical Attraction by Christina Thompson

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Madeline Pierce stumbles upon an illegal activity in her company and caught up in the middle, she seeks help from FBI but what she got in return was more than she could handle. Joseph Roberts had been popular for two things, his efficiency with woman and solving the trickiest of the cases but when circumstances force him to work with Madeline, his proficiency in both the field seems to be on a threat. At one end is a case that is unlike anything he has dealt before and a woman who is nothing like he had seen before.

Book review : Stupid Girl (Stupid in Love, #1) by Cindy Miles

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One party . One dreaded night. The memories of it had scarred Oliva for rest of her life and the wounds ran so deep that she no more had the courage or will to trust another soul and that is why she had decided to start a new life in her new college hoping to run away from her past but life is not exactly obedient to our demands and Olivia learnt it the hard way when on the very first day itself she literally collided with Brax, a player and known heart breaker. Will she risk her heart once again?

Book Review : Haunted Love by Jessica Frances

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Thea was murdered and it would have been another case of a serial killer victim drowned under the cold case files had not she returned back as a ghost, visible only to one person, The detective in charge of her case. For Aiden, the detective it would have been another murder case had not the victim herself returned from the dead and followed him everywhere forcing him to find her murderer. What follows is a tug of war between sanity, romance and realty and a relationship that crosses all boundaries.

Book Review: Michael Hanson and the Desolate Woods (Powers of Ezron, # 1) by E.L. Ervin

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Since his birth, Michael Hanson had a golden band wrapped around his arm. Nobody could explain why and how but he had it as long as he can remember it but now as he is approaching his 15th birthday, the band is shining and even exuding an energy and aura that puzzles Michael, not knowing that his life was about to change drastically so much that the entire fate of our world was now going to rest with him.

Book Review: Boardinghouse Stew by E. E. Smith

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The book ages back to the time when World war II was at its prime and everything around was chaos. Midst this the story tells a story about a boarding house run by a very colorful personality and the tenants living with her who all grew up to share a bond among themselves after living under disastrous times.

Book Review: The Murderer’s Smile by Kevin D’Onofrio

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He had everything. A loving family. A successful career. Money, fame, followers, in fact so much that there were billboards all around the country that proclaimed him to be “The most trusted man”. All that until he was arrested for the murder of his pregnant wife and son. How did the most trusted man and popular News Anchor went on to become “The Death Anchor” ? and most importantly. Did he really kill his wife?

Book Review: Constricted (Flawed #1.1) by Becca J. Campbell

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A short novella of the series flawless and elongating on the first book of the series, Empath, Constricted is the version of Logan where he is in turmoil over his feelings for Jade and trying to cope with his secrets

Book Review: The Silent Scream by Siddhartha Garg

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Child Sexual Abuse is increasing at an alarming rate and sadly there has been no evident actions strong enough to tackle it. Siddhartha Garg, through various real life examples and stories shows us the face of this evil that is standing tall and strong in the society, especially indian society and yet nobody paying a second glance at it.

Book Review: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimee Carter

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This is a new World where you are judged based on your performance in a test. Depending upon the scores of the test, you are judged to be either worthy for the society or not. Worst is that you are to live with the score of this test etched on you for the rest of your lives but what if one person stands to fight against this system that values the scores more than the person it is etched on?

Book Review: Black Ops Chronicles: Dead Men Don’t by Pepper O’Neal

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Anderson Merritt may be the daughter of a crime Lord but that does not ensure her safety when she is kidnapped. Only one man can save her, and in spite of what she has heard about him or what she thinks about him, she have to entrust him to get her to safety.

Book Review: Dream the Crow’s Black Dream (A Tale of Vampires, #4) by John Hennessy

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It was just one innocent night of story telling but that night turned out to be his worst nightmare so much that Seth had never managed to recover from its aftereffect. The Blood and the Raven was just not a spooky urban tale but a real terror that had haunted Seth’s life. Things get ugly when the characters of his story visits him to turmoil his life and threaten his loved ones

Book Review : Death on Canal Street (Detective Byone Series #4) by Ricardo Fleshman

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Detective Byone is back and this time he is being chased by somebody that even he is not able to brush off easily. While guarding age old historical artifacts, Byone has to race against time to stop the piling bodies and also to save himself and his partner, when his enemies refuses to leave any trick untried in grabbing the artifacts

Book Review: Grift by Jason Mosberg

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Piper maybe living in the city of Lights and Glamour, but she is not living in the part of Las Vegas that is envy of all, but she is part of the city that thrives on tricking and robbing of its guests. Piper has known only one world and that is of debauchery and trickery. The world of Grift. She is not alone and have her friends, who is also living this high stakes lives. Things should have been smooth but then world of trickery is not going to leave without playing one on you as well and now she has to apply every trick she has learnt to protect her sister who has been kidnapped against a huge ransom demand

Book Review: Bound by Sacrifice (The Road to Ruin, #1) by Reyna Pryde

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A deal with the Devil can never result in good results and Acelynn is learning it the hard way. She had to trade her soul in return for her sister’s safety but that came for a bigger price than she expected. Acelynn is pursued by Devil who is giving her one last chance of redemption by killing none other Satan’s own son. Failing which not only she be forced to be Satan;s queen but also loose her sister.

Book Review : Werewolf Nights by Mari Hamill

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A town known for its werewolf folklore and history is suddenly the center of attention with their werewolf festival and a movie crew landing in the town to film the new werewolf movie. A young widow Catherine though raised in werewolf stories and even having her own experiences with one, suddenly finds herself in the mouth of danger when she is cast as the lead of this new movie and a werewolf refuses to leave her side. Added to the chaos is her love for a new man in town, who himself is not devoid of his own share of secrets. What happens when a movie plot suddenly becomes real?

Book Review: Ravana: Roar of the Demon King: A Graphic Novel by Abhimanyu Singh Sisodia, Sachin Nagar (Illustrator)

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A graphic Novel, depicting the life of Ravana, a powerful figure that dominates Hindu Mythology with his story that went from being one of the most learned, skilled and a worthy king to the most hated person

Book review : The Labours of Heracles by Ryan Foley

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A Graphic Novel, depicting the 12 labours of Hercules giving the quick guide to this greek hero’s heroic life

Book Review: Sita: Daughter of the Earth by Saraswati Nagpal, R. Manikandan (Illustrator)

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A graphic Novel that takes you through the divine birth of Sita, wife of Lord Ram in Hindu mythology and her journey involving the marriage to Lord Ram, the exile and the tragic end. Its a quick tour through her life

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

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Quentin Jacobsen has been obsessed with Margo Roth Spiegelman ever since they were kids. But in the general hierarchy of high school life, Margo is the reigning queen while Quentin is probably so out of her league that his status would be even far from the grass that grows outside the gates of this kingdom. But one night was all that took to change their relationship and in turn their life

Book Review: The Immortal Crown (Age of X, #2) by Richelle Mead

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Arcadia has been a very volatile neighbor for RUNA (Republic of United North America). Lucian vying for an accolade and votes for the upcoming election decides to visit these treacherous lands and try for a friendly relationship. But he is not going alone and eventually Justin and Mae are forced to travel along with Lucian not knowing the dangers that are awaiting them across the borders. Also both Mae and Justin have their own battles to fight along with the one that is to protect their country

Book review: Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead

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Set in the futuristic world, where Gods have been abandoned and nobody worships Gods except for their country, there are mysterious deaths cropping up which shows evidence of supernatural powers but a world which refuses to admit the existence of Gods or supernatural power, how does one explain the mysterious deaths happening. Set to find out the truth are two people who hate each other after an unprecedented rendezvous