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Spidey Senses

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Apeksha Rao is visiting my blog today with some fascinating information about authorly spidey senses... Welcome Apeksha!
About the Book: Are your Spidey senses tingling?
At 17, Samira Joshi has only one dream in life. She wants to be a spy. And why not?
Spying runs in the Joshi genes.
Her great-grandmother was famous for sticking her nose in everyone’s business. Her grandmother had a flourishing side-business of tracking down errant husbands and missing servants. Her parents are elite intelligence agents for RAW.
Yet, they want their only daughter to become a doctor.
When she sees a college friend being trapped by a pimp, Samira does some spying of her own, and discovers the existence of a secret sisterhood of teen spies — The Spyders. And, she wants in!
The question is, do they want her?

To find out, read this fast-paced, gripping YA novel by brand new author, Apeksha Rao.
Apeksha has brought along a surprise guest ... one angry chick! So read on to learn more:
Tina Rane is one angry chick!Sh…

In a World that needs Healing... How do you find A Mother's Grace?

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“This is a book for our times. Women are being empowered to be change agents, and have the power for exponential change...this book will leave women wanting to make a difference in small and global ways but mostly will allow them to believe they have the power to do so. “ - Michelle MooreToday I'm delighted to welcome Michelle Moore to my blog. She's a timely visitor - she oversees the COVID 19 testing response as senior vie president for Laboratory Corporation of America. But she also the founder of Mother's Grace, a nonprofit organization that has raised more than $5 million for families in acute crisis, assisting more than 6,000 mothers in the state of Arizona and throughout the world. Mother’s Grace addresses the critical needs of mothers and their children in the midst of tragic life events by helping them with housing costs, medication, meals, housekeeping, childcare, transportation, and a host of other immediate needs. Through mentorship and seed grants, Mother’s Gr…

Who is Anamika Khanna?

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Today I'm delighted to introduce author Shraddha Sahi and her book Anamika Khanna Falls in Love. But who is Anamika?
About the Book:
How far would you go in love?A few missed calls? Liking every post of his on FB? Landing in the hospital when you fall from a tree because you wanted to see into his room?
Anamika Khanna is madly in love with Rahul…
How can someone be so blind? Why can’t she see how much I love her? Will my confession jeopardise our friendship?
Vikram Lobo, the bookworm has developed muscles and lost the soda bottle glass-es. But he can’t stop his heart from skipping a beat when he sees Anamika.
Rahul, the high society Adonis wants nothing to do with the gauche, middle class weirdo who’s following him around. Until she moves into his league…
Laugh out loud at Anamika’s antics and follow her on the roller coaster that is her life!
Book Links: Goodreads * Amazon
Meet Anamika Khanna
If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what w…

What does your heart regret?

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Today I'm delighted to showcase My Heart's Regret by Shilpa Suraj, with a chance for readers to enjoy reading an excerpt too.
About the Book: Samaira Reddy, the girl in the big house, the Bade Sahib's daughter, only wants one thing and one person...a life with her childhood sweetheart, her Rags.
Raghav Cherukuri has always been known as the driver's son. And has also always loved his Sam, the girl he can never have and never forget. And so, he leaves her and his life in Hyderabad behind. But now, Raghav is back. A Chief Officer in the Merchant Navy, he is the success he’s always wanted to be. And yet, he has failed. Samaira is meeting the ‘perfect groom’ her family approves of…A man whom Raghav can never be.
Can it finally be their time to be together? Or has their happy-ever-after passed them by?
This novella was previously part of the anthology Something Old Something New.

Book Links: Goodreads * Amazon


Read an Excerpt from My Heart's Regret:
“Why did you leave?” The questi…

Along Came a Spider - or was that Spyder?

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Today I'm delighted to welcome author Apeksha Rao to my blog. She introducing her book, Along came a Spyder - an enticing title indeed - and here's what it's about. About the Book:
At 17, Samira Joshi has only one dream in life.
She wants to be a spy. And why not?
Spying runs in the Joshi genes. Her great-grandmother was famous for sticking her nose in everyone’s business. Her grandmother had a flourishing side-business of tracking down errant husbands and missing servants. Her parents are elite intelligence agents for RAW. Yet, they want their only daughter to become a doctor. When she sees a college friend being trapped by a pimp, Samira does some spying of her own, and discovers the existence of a secret sisterhood of teen spies — The Spyders. And, she wants in!
The question is, do they want her?


Book Links: Goodreads * Amazon
Read an Excerpt from Along Came a Spyder
I was being followed. I just didn’t know it. You couldn’t blame me, really. I was only sixteen at the time. For t…

Marvelous Mechanical... tea and kittens?

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Today I get to welcome author Rie Sheridan Rose to my blog, with her Marvelous Mechanical Man! But she's not just telling about the book, she's also offered to let me (and you) in on some secrets of book promotion. So Thank you Rie, and I'm delighted to welcome you here!
Promoting The Marvelous Mechanical Man, and The Conn-Mann Chronicles in general has been an interesting learning curve. When I realized several years (and three books) ago that my small press publisher didn’t have the resources to dedicate to one author alone, I made the decision to take back the control of the series and do everything myself.It’s been a fairly steep curve, but I’ve learned a lot about marketing and publicity. Though, Heaven knows, there is a world more to learn!One of the things I’ve realized is that it helps to have a consolidated presence online. My Twitter banner relates to the series; I have a Facebook page for the books; and they have their own website. Of course, none of these things…

How do you go from teaching medicine to writing mystery novels?

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Today I'm delighted to welcome author Vee Kumari to my blog, as she celebrates the release of Dharma, a Rekhaq Rao Mystery.
Vee grew up in India, has a doctorate in anatomy, worked at the Keck School of Medicine (where my son studied!), and... she's an actor as well as an author. Okay, interesting person. Welcome to my blog!
So, Vee, how does someone with a background in medicine end up writing a mystery series? As a scientist, my fall back was reading fiction. When I retired, it gave me the time to try it. Does your background feed into what you write? What do you think makes a good story? A good story speaks about issues that are universal and poses challenges to all of us regardless of our differences. So what inspired this story? I watched an OPRAH/Dr. PHIL an episode about a family who ... well ...  It’s best to keep this under cover since this is one of the threads that’s revealed only towards the end! Is that how story ideas usually come to you?  I may hear something on the news…