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The Trip(Epi 2): #PeachKissed #AndTheAdventureBegins FrictionInTheAir. Escapism. MadnessInTheLongRun. TheGirlsAreLost!!!!

And so the adventure begins…
<Screeching Sounds> Wait!!!!
What happened to Neil and Shonali? What was the big ruckus all about him proposing Shonali??What was her response?
The second episode has got us into the atmosphere very much contrasting to conservative serializable fiction where the prospect of slightly mentioning “Whisper” is taboo!! (Laughs) Lakshya has begun this episode with his crisp take on raw discussions instead of letting out on loose ends, leaving them suspended. There is always a hit he leaves behind for he audience to catch. That was exactly what had happened to Neil’s proposal.
Knowing the clear hot-headed rebel with an uncompromising nature, it was quite easy to guess. Being clear of her non-committal mannerisms, we knew where we were headed in this whole live-in ruckus they’ve created for themselves, at least from Shonali’s perspective. Neil was disappointing. Sure, I was hoping that having lived for her for at least 3 years, he should have figured that …

Bindass TV's The Trip: #PeachKissed & Imsmitten (Episode 1) Giggles. Rushed Decisions. Mastermind Plan in Action

As one looks on the teaser which had been launched a couple of days back, I had clearly felt my heart skipping several beats. 4 girls. 3 countries. Travel plans for a bachelorette party. The only opportunity for a bride-to-be to go freaking wild and liberal with her bunch of besties.
Champagne. Shots. Hot beach-bod guys. Mood Swings. Confusion. Music. Love. New perspectives. Sunshine. Hormones on Overdrive. New connections. Reinventing yourself. Friendship to the test. Unforgettable memories. 15th December, 7 pm. The clock kept ticking and I finally went on to catch the first episode of the webseries. After watching the previous work of Lakshya Raj Anand(Girl In The City), my expectations were on the rise.
We meet Shonali, who's undecided between her umpteen love for her music and being on a dead-end bartending job. Meeting Neil on a late night at the bar after her shift hours was a lucky charm on its own. Saying this was merely an understatement. Shonali just needed a reassurance…

Hairy Tales by Clifford James Hayes

Welcome to my tour stop for "Hairy Tales" by Clifford James Hayes.  Please refer the tour page for the full list of bloggers who are participating in this tour.

Name: Hairy Tales: A Collection of Stories for Naughty Boys and Girls Author: Clifford James Hayes Release Date: February 19, 2016
Genre: Children's
Paperback: 148 pages
ISBN-10: 1530133785
ISBN-13: 978-1530133789
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Fans of quirky humour will love these Hairy Tales! Eleven different stories full of rhymes, morals and wit - or just plain silliness and absurdity! Great fun for children and adults alike.

Join The Ugly Mermaid on her amazing undersea quest to discover why she’s so hideous, and find out why Veronica the Velociraptor has such very bad teeth! Discover Aubrey’s Smelly Adventure in the Land of Bernards, and learn that it can be cool to be different in Shipwreck'd Sarah and the Silly-Looking Pirates! Are you brave enough to meet the hideous, toad-fearing Grandma Grunt … and what dreadful fat…

IA Initiate By John Darryl Winston--A mature thriller

Welcome to my tour stop for "IA: Initiate" by John Darryl Winston.  This tour runs from March 21 to 25.  Please refer the tour page for the full list of bloggers who are participating in this tour.

Name: IA: Initiate Author: John Darryl Winston Publisher: Purple Ash Press
Release Date: April 19, 2014
Genre: Science Fiction
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IA: Initiate is origin story and a hero’s journey that follows thirteen-year-old orphan Naz Andersen and his nine-year-old sister, Meri. They live in a present day alternate Detroit/Chicago-like city known as the Exclave where they are surrounded by poverty, gang violence threatens every corner, and drug dealers rule the streets. Naz thinks he is ordinary except that he hears voices, has nightmares, and walks in his sleep.

The most important thing in the world to Naz is protecting Meri and getting her out of the Exclave and into the prestigious International Academy. But Naz has a secret, one that he is oblivious to, and only Meri knows. When …

Raving Reviews Received for The Missing Laddoos

The Missing Laddoos: Reviews So Far

Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

The Missing Laddoos: A Diwali Adventure by Jassie S. revolves around the Diwali season, the Festival of Lights. Seema wants to associate the day with good memories rather than think about the Diwali day two years back when her father left her and her mother and Sharad. It's the festive season and Seema can't help dreaming about her favorite laddoos. Her brother asks her to get help from her friend Divya who makes excellent laddoos. The six platters of laddoos were decorated pyramid style. The next day morning Seema discovers that all the laddoos are missing. Will she be able to find them and celebrate Diwali by eating her favorite sweet?

It's a cute and adorable story and captures the essence of Diwali beautifully. Seema's love for laddoos is tangible and kids can relate easily with that feeling. It's a good bedtime storybook and parents and grandparents can read it out to their kids …

When I Grow Up---A Must-Read Book For All Kids

Name: When I Grow Up Author: Matt Williams Illustrator: Elizabeth Collyer Publisher: Vivid Publishing

When I grow up there's lots of things I'd like to be:
But how am I supposed to know which job is right for me?

This delightful story will encourage children to use their imagination and dream about what their future holds.

The book comes with access to a worksheet for young readers to complete to reinforce the ideas raised in the story.

Buy now @ Amazon | Vivid Publishing


Author Matt Williams resides in Newcastle, NSW and is the proud father of two gorgeous kids, Mikayla and Harry. He’s an Early Childhood educator with 15 years experience in the industry. Matt has a passion for encouraging children to read books as he’s seen firsthand the benefits it brings to a child’s development. Matt’s vision for this book is to create a story that provokes discussion and encourages children to dream about their possible future profession. The book comes with acces…

Let Kids Read for their Pleasure!!

Trust me, when I first started out, I was quite unsure myself. Do I really want myself doing this? Writing a kidlit book with no sort of expertise wasn't my cup of coffee. I have a baby girl, alright but does that make relate to kids in general?
I wanted to make a difference in my life. In my child's life. She is still so young but it is strongly recommended for us parents to instill the want to read more books in kids at a very young age for this will boost their mental intellect in ways beyond imagination.
I observe some kids nowadays who are forced to read. Either by parents or by their learning institutions which aim to promote reading by a commonly used trick of bribery. Is this really going to work, I ponder..
As an author, I feel much more disgusted at such notions. Perhaps even more than how a parent might feel. The art of weaving a story to entertain my audience is already hard enough, now my audience needs to be bribed into reading?
Why is there so much pressure whe…

Book Your Way to Finding Laddoos for Seema!!!

For The Missing Laddoos Fans
JANUARY 13TH 2016 Hello ,First, a big thank you! Welcome my dear readers..I'm writing my first mail to you because you showered your love for my words. They must have aroused an interest in Indian savouries especially the ‘laddoos’. No matter how it is spelt, we all know how much of a kid we can be when it comes to the matter of laddoos or laddus. My mouth had already started watering. Perhaps, I would make a small lil laddu for my baby girl. She has a sweet tooth though she's just turning almost 1.5 years old. It's insightful that many have yet to discover the richness and diversity that the Indian culture and food has to offer. It is not only for the Indians but for everyone around the world to feel the labour and love behind one's culinary skills behind such sweet foods. Mummies, don't limit your kids in such colorful laddoos. Rather, I'd say, you too have fun in the indulgence and family bonding. Life presents opportune moments to c…