Interview with Priyanka

Heya,

Good Evening!

Before I  introduce you all to our new guest  here .I wish to tell you all something .Most wonderful thing happened to me  when I  had gone for walk in the park   around 4:30 pm today  , I  got  ‘a blue  kite ’ .What a luck ! .Feeling on the top of the ninth cloud .

I  know all the level -headed folks here might be feeling  that ‘Why this girl is behaving like a  kid today? ’

‘What a childish behaviour !’Hmm…..I know  ….. but sometimes behaving  like ‘Child’  is ‘GOOD’ for adult′s health .And some one  who is foolishly in love  XYZ  person  then what sort feeling would crop up in our hearts  .This we can find it in  our guest Ms Priyanka Menon′s latest release book ‘The One That Got Away’ which is available on all the eCommerce websites  .

Her eyes are  like swan swimming on the ocean bed,

Looking at the ‘delightful  eyes’  makes the sun jump in cheer    ,

But…  the sun rays that are reflected on water ,

Makes her laughs in wonder .

  Please welcome to our Feelgoodwithmeblog Flight no :369, Ms Priyanka Menon .It is pleasure to have you here dear .

Make yourself comfortable as we are  going fly you off to the wonderland of “Romance ”   so please fasten your seat beats  now.

Interview with Priyanka

1.One that got away is story of two childhood besties, why did you select  such a plot?.

You know there’s something very poignant about a love that goes unrequited. We keep reading about that kind of love, and although the depth of the emotion is staggering, the fact that it goes unheard or unsaid is equally heartbreaking. For me, the most tragic of unrequited love stories was that of Lilly Evans and Severus Snape. There were just so many unvoiced sentiments there. Childhood besties, or highschool sweethearts, as I like to call Shyamita and Jai, are unforgettable.

 

Your first love. And you can’t forget your first love. I couldn’t. Which is perhaps why I chose such a plot.

 

 

 

2.Jairam Nair ‘s character is party inspired by your achievements or is there a muse in your life?.

Jai is a mixture of all my favourite people in the world, actually. And in that sense, he is very relatable. To me, the fact that he has his flaws (which he acknowledges) is what makes him perfect. There was a reviewer who asked me if there really was Jairam Nair in real life, and if she could have his number. 🙂

 

 

3.Priyanka Menon  is like Mithi or Geet?.

I’d say I’m like both Mithi and Geet, but that is subject to the situation, really J

 

 

4.Are you die hard romantic lady  ?.

Ummm…I don’t think I’m a romantic in the clichéd flowers and chocolates sense. But that’s partly because I’m allergic to chocolates. But yes, I am a romantic. For me, the ideal replacement for flowers and chocolates would be buffalo wings and beer!

 

 

5.Do you believe that your love can melt the heart of a love averse guy ? .

I don’t believe anyone is averse to love (speaking like a romantic, I know). I think such a person has simply not been swept off his feet (because why should only girls be swept off their feet?)

In today’s day and age, love as an emotion or sentiment has been abused and used incorrectly too many times. So perhaps, there’s a certain sense disillusionment that has settled. But that can be lifted just as easily, if the right kind of love comes along.

 

6.How does love happen and what is the secret mantra of a successful and healthy love life?.

Love happens only once. In order to keep it going, both parties have to work towards it. Being in a relationship requires work. And as for a secret mantra, there isn’t one really. I think if two people can laugh together and find joy in the little things in life, that makes for a healthy relationship.

 

7.Priyanka Menon  is mama’s girl or Papa’s ladki poorri (dear daughter) and why ?.

I’ve been my father’s girl all my life. Whatever I am today, it is because of him.

 

 

8.Which snack is Priyanka’s all time favorite and why?

Monginis’ slice cake. It’s been snack-time companion right from my school days.

 

9.The serene climate of lonavala,

Makes me like a blossomed flower admits the green bushes,

And when dew drop falls on a leaf ,

Then at the time I feel my lover has kissed my lips tenderly .

 

Please write a four line poem  by using the word ‘tenderly’ once..

 

“Tonight, for once, don’t be gentle,
And don’t kiss me tenderly.
Hold me down,
And show me how much you love me.”

 

 

Thank you so much for interviewing me, Sweety. I hope you and all your readers enjoy reading THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY as much I enjoyed writing it  🙂

About The Author

Priyanka is a lecturer and spoken word poet, who literally moonlights as a romance writer – she typically writes into the wee hours of the morning. Her affair with romance novels began when she was barely out of the school room. For that she doesn’t know if she should thank or blame her aunt, who gifted her  first romance novels. For leisure, she loves watching reruns of The Wonder Years, reading comic books, and dissing saas-bahu soap operas with her grandmother. She believes she gets her writing powers from red-velvet pastries and white-chocolate mochas at Starbucks. You can write to her at priyankamenon.author@gmail.com

 

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With Lots of Hugs and Happiness

Sweety

 

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“Anapurni  please yaar , just tell me how you are going to break this year ′s resolution.”Nina queers

Hmm….no idea yaar ! Anapurni  exclaims and says ‘By the way madam , how is your sticking to your resolution is going on ….. ’

Grrr…. why are you putting a pinch of salt to my wounded heart and anyway not all husbands are like Prof Sharma………..,Nina says .Yeah Yeah , you are right  my Prof Sharma is gem amongst all the men , Anapurni sarcastically says and keeps the phone down  by bidding Nina her adieus .

Her mind starts to rewind with the things that Nina was telling .Is Prof Sharma  that really a great or gem amongst men , she wondered .

While her mind wandered,Ting Tong the door bell of house rang…..Opening the door , she sees her daughter Aadarshini‘s  cheerful face turned to sobbing and crying face .

Hi betu, what happened to you  ?Anapurni asks her  by slowly lifting her doll .

Ma…… I have made my list of resolutions

  • Not have to any sweet .
  • Not share my thoughts with any one.

Only this much Betu….she asked by removing the  straps of  her school bag one by one  and finally keeping the bag on the table she could feel Aadarshini′s tears .

Ma , Dev…..um mm is useless joker , that ladka does not even understand the fact ‘that his class mates tease him   ’ .So….It is not my resolution to stop argument with my headmistress linty teacher .And she has called you  to meet her tomorrow , so that she can let out her frustration in whoosh .This madame Aadarshini  explained by making appreciate facial expression while she sits on kitchen counter .

Suddenly Prof Sharma’s call comes in .Hey Pa,Aadarshini receives it by greeting him .

Pa…did you have fight with Ma she is  so upset  now .Hmmm Chalo  I  will see you in the evening saying so , Prof Sharma ends the call and goes back to enjoy his college party .But then one FB  update from Nina turns his world upside down .

The FB update said “Oh My dear Jaane jigar Prof Sharma , Tumhe paya toh  kya hai fikar ,Meri Dil  hai is baat se bikabar  ki Dev ka Papa hai iidaar …………………. With Lots of ❤ Nina”

After reading this , Prof Sharma‘s heart beat rises faster and faster   and he marches towards Nina and says “Mind yourself Nina”To this she does not respond and reminds silent .

Meanwhile , Anapurni sees this FB update and remains silent for a while.It is only after a hour she calls him to find out if everything is fine in  the college .Hearing these soft soothing  words Prof Sharma  shoots  “How can you be like this ”.“Prof Mr. Ajay Sharma , my Aju  this because I  love you and my love for you is pure and by mere such storms our relationship should not break I  believe  ”she says with a smile hovering on her lips . To this he kisses her via the gadget by making her blush a lot ….

 

 

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With Lots of Love and Happiness

KokiAsh

Book Review of The Other Side of Corridor by Sujata RajPal

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The Other End of the Corridor 
by 
Sujata Rajpal 


Blurb 

When your dreams are tainted with lies and deceit, you have no other choice but to walk to the other end of the corridor.
Leela has nothing extraordinary about her except the dream to become famous. Her desires take wings when she gets married to a handsome boy from a respectable family in Delhi. But her dreams are shattered even before they have a chance to take flight. 
She happens to meet two friends from a long forgotten past, which infuses hope and opens new avenues to realize her dormant aspirations.
Leela delves into previously unexplored paths of deception and forbidden passions that only make her stronger. 
In an attempt to rediscover herself, she falls in love with life and with herself but her life takes a sudden turn again…
No matter what, Leela will continue to chase her dreams.
Where does this journey take her?

                          Book Review 

The other end of corridor by Sujata Rajpal is every women story .Right from begin ,a women is tamed by father  by his comments like‘Girl should never speak aloud ’or ‘You are marriageable age now, behave yourself ’and then….later on tamed and taunted by her husband if she rightful argues her case with her mother -in -law.So in order protect her family identity and respect , she keeps quiet and accepts their taunts with a smile .But MILs of this country don′t realize that if you insult a woman , who has come to your house as “GrahLakshmi”  then someone  else will taunt  your own daughter as she too will become some one   else′s daughter -in law at some point of time . It is basic newton’s third law of motion .

In this book Sujata Rajpal has portrayed  ‘Leela′s  ’character  in such a way that broke my heart several times .Her wanting to study   further , her dislike for meeting people  and her parents ignoring her wishes are penned down very well.But then  when Vishal enters her life  , what kind treatment  she is given by him and her mother – in-law  , it will make shiver a lot  when you read that phase for her life .And finally at last when she become a famous RJ after facing such atrocities  .It made me smile because after  all these happening Leela had the guts to forgive her Mother -in -law “That part in this book I  like a lot  as it proves women are stronger and have huge heart to forgive a person daam easily”

Full marks for this book .Highly recommended read .

I received ARC of this book by the author herself via TBC. Thanks Rubina for the same 

 

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Excerpt
“The corridor, I was walking down didn’t have a trace of illumination. I couldn’t see the other end. But I kept moving and now, I realize that more than the light, you need the determination to keep moving, keep struggling for your dreams, for your existence, for your survival.”
I had lived in a dream world all my life, always blaming the circumstances for my own weaknesses. I could never gather courage to stand up to circumstances. For how long would I keep blaming others for my own shortcomings. And for how long would I keep dreaming- my dreams never aligned with the real world; my dreams and real life never converged at any point. ‘I definitely had experience but only in building castles in the air.’
About the Author 
Author’s profile :Sujata Rajpal is a Corporate Communication & PR professional turned a full-time author. She holds an MPhil degree in Economics and has studied Mass Communication from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She also writes articles and short stories for publications and journals. Sujata is a yoga enthusiast and enjoys being a Toastmaster. She currently lives in Mysore.
The Other End of the Corridor is her first novel.

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Book Review of ‘The One That Got Away’by Priyanka Menon

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Priyanka Menon is a lecturer who had won the  Harlequin India passion contest last year and has release d her book  this month before Christmas and New Year. The name of her book is ‘The One That Got Away’.

The story of this book is

Two school time besties , part ways in a  way different than expected  having a soft corner for each other  .20-25 years later they meet again at a friend’s wedding who  happens to marry her  high school sweetheart .

Then…..Sparkles fly

My Views :  Priyanka Menon is new ‘Princess’  on  block who has a novel ‘The One That Got Away ’ published by Harlequin India .She is also an artist @Pune Poetry Slam.Her Book ‘The One That Got Away ’ is brilliant book to read .She has penned ‘Jai Nair’ and ‘Shyamita Bose’  the main protagonist in a very nice manner .Priyanka has also penned her supporting characters like ‘Geet Chadda’ ,‘Karan Walia ’and their wedding in an articulate manner .

The things that made feel awful.

1. After having sex with her male protagonist  Shyamita  feels like she has done ‘A Mistake’ ,if she was so confused about him  then…..she should give herself a little time.

2.Every now and then , the supporting female protagonist wants to punch the main male protagonist .Even though ….Punjabi′s are hot-headed people , I wish Priyanka could have  made the bride look a little sombre.

 

Overall , The book is  the recommended to all .

Especially  for beach lovers !.

 

Priyanka Oh Priyanka ,

Your book ‘That One Got Away ’ book is wonder ,

Which I  marvel ,

Because somewhere down the memory lane I have seen this stories happening too,

So All the very best ‘The Miti ’gal.

With Lots of Love and Happiness

 

Kokiash2015