Guest Post by Rubina

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Today on Romance Writer With Walnut Cup Cakes , there  is this  darling Rubina who is now an author has agreed to pen a guest post for us here .

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Over to you Ruuuuuuuuuuuubinaaaaaaaaaa !.

Guest Post by Rubina 

There are many ladies wishing to be single forever, what is your reasoning in this regard?

 

Hhaha.. You are asking me this question 20 years too late :D. Your question made me look back and retrospect if I would have done anything different. I don’t think so. What we are today is always due to our past actions. Some make us stronger while others we either try to forget and move one or choose a different path than we would have if that incident had not taken place.

But the generation after us is different. Their wants are different, their needs are different. They have grown. I take great pride in my daughter and my son, even if I don’t agree with their viewpoint. When I was small, the topic of marriage was very prevalent in all households. Parents would start collecting things from the day a child was born. But today, it’s all about education in most of the households in big cities. I am only speaking of the social territory I associate myself with. The middle-class households.

The day I was born my mom must have wondered if I will marry a good guy and as I grew older, she must have worried if I can sustain a marriage with the ideologies I had. I too worry about my daughter. But the focus has shifted. Will she have a great career? Can she fly out of the nest? Marriage is not in the equation for me at all. So, if as a parent I have changed, how can the youngsters of tomorrow not change?

‘Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan’ (Food, Clothes, and A House) is not the worry of the menfolk alone today. Women have to think in the same way. If I tell my son, first think of building a house and then a family, I say the same thing to my daughter.

Today women are educated. Today they think a career is not an option but a necessity. Asking for Rs. 100 for shaved ice (Gola) from your husband is no more a sign of love, but dependency. But that does not mean stay- at-home moms are wrong. It’s a choice they made. I made. If it was forced on me, it would have been another story. But today, girls don’t want that choice. They want their independence. Rightfully so. And they are equipped enough to have it and until men grow up to that level, many women and a few men too would love to stay single.

I  hope you all are really enjoying her opinion   on why women want  to remind single forever  ?.

Thanks for stopping  by Guys ❤ you all .

With Lots of  Kisses ,

Niharika

 

Book Review of Knitted Tales by Rubina Ramesh

 

 

KNITTED TALES:

A Collection of Emotions

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Blurb
 
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.
 

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Knitted Tales by Rubina Ramesh  can be described by using  all the possible adjectives  available  in the english dictionary .Madame Rubina has penned  her first novel in an effective way by pointing the flaws  in our society and  in individual′s preception towards the perfect beings called F-E-M-A-L-E without having feminist kind of approach .The stories in Knitted Tales are sweet and sour .

My favorite stories are 

1.Cliff Notes : As it speaks about the authors inner frustrations to prove herself which reflects my life and  my wish to achieve something that my heart screams for ..

2.Chiclets :It gives taste of lives  American    Desi′s  who have been  living there  for years  , but still we Indians have the so-called  craziness towards THE STATES .

3.The Little GodMother : It gives an us glimpse of what is good parenting is all about .

 

All in all ,I  can say  Knitted Tales by  Rubina Ramesh is a superbly recommended book to read.

 

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5 Colourful Hearts 

 

 

 

Book Review of His Drunken Wife by Sundari Venkatraman

HIS DRUNKEN WIFE
(Marriages Made in India Book #2)
by
Sundari Venkatraman
 
 
 
Blurb
 
The badass Shikha is startled when the nerdy Abhimanyu proposes marriage. She loves… herself, and Abhimanyu doesn’t figure on her list anywhere. For Abhimanyu, however, it was love at first sight when Shikha walked into RS Software, where the two of them work. 
 
When Abhimanyu shows her that he just might be rich enough for her, a pleasantly surprised Shikha accepts his marriage proposal and moves into his swanky apartment. 
 
But it looks like the love is all from only Abhi’s side as Shikha continues to drink herself crazy. Yeah, even at their wedding party. 
 
And then Abhi sets out on a honeymoon to Thailand with His Drunken Wife… 
 
*MARRIAGES MADE IN INDIA is a five-novella series that revolves around the characters you have met in The Runaway Bridegroom.

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His Drunken Wife by Sundari Venkatraman is a good read book .This story is based out of the characters from the book called   ‘The Runaway Bridegroom’.By now you all must be aware of sundari′s  writings . The plot  of this story is like all other romantic stories .

The lead characters are always have conflicting emotions contrary to their true nature Here Sundari has created a female beast and a somber male human being who tries to tame her .

Shikha and Abhi   are gracefully penned by her  .All I   can  say about this book “Its one time good read ”.

The pace of the book is normal .

Overall the book is recommended read .

I love  Abhi cooking for his wife.
The cover of book could have been beautified with brighter colors ..and hence 3 coloured lens for this book .

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Tornado Giveaway 3: BOOK No 76 FIGHTING FOR TARA by Sunanda J Chatterjee

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name of the book: Fighting for Tara

Author: Sunanda J. Chatterjee

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1. Sundari Venkatraman

2. Sunita Saldhana 

3. Shilpa Garg 


The Story:


How far will a mother go to save her child?


“I have no use for a baby girl. Get rid of her tonight!” He towered over her as she cringed in fear.


But Hansa, a thirteen-year-old child-bride in rural India, refuses to remain a victim of the oppressive society where a female child is an unwanted burden. Instead of drowning her baby, Hansa escapes from her village with three-month-old Tara.


Hansa soon discovers that life as a teenage mother is fraught with danger. But a single lie opens the door to a promising opportunity far from home.


Just seven years later, Hansa finds herself fighting for Tara’s life once more, this time in an American court, with a woman she calls ‘Mother.’


Will the lie upon which Hansa built her life, defeat its own purpose? How can she succeed when no one believes the truth? 


A story of two mothers, two daughters and a fight to save a child, Fighting for Tara explores the depth of love and motherhood.





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About The Author 


 
 
 
 
 

Freelance author, blogger, and ex-Indian Air Force physician Sunanda Joshi Chatterjee completed her graduate studies in Los Angeles, where she is a practicing pathologist. While medicine is her profession, writing is her passion. When she’s not at the microscope making diagnoses, she loves to write fiction. Her life experiences have taught her that no matter how different people are, their desires, fears, and challenges remain the same. 


Her themes include romantic sagas, family dramas, immigrant experience, women’s issues, medicine, and spirituality. She loves extraordinary love stories and heartwarming tales of duty and passion. Her short stories have appeared in short-story.net and induswomanwriting.com. 


She grew up in Bhilai, India, and lives in Arcadia, California with her husband and two wonderful children. In her free time, she paints, reads, sings, goes on long walks, and binge-watches TV crime dramas.

 
 
 
 
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SpotLight of THE MULTITUDE OF RIPPLES by Vaachakmitra

THE MULTITUDE OF RIPPLES
by
Vaachakmitra
 
 
 
Blurb
 
The novel is a first person narrative of an entrepreneur who struggles to make sense of his life. He reconstructs his memory while recuperating from a nervous breakdown. The distortion in his narrative is not only the manifestation of psychopathology of his mind but also an exploration of human values. The novel demonstrates how optimism incorporates meaningful semantics even in the face of psychopathology. The dualism of hope and pathos creates a touch of absurd, almost reminiscent of Kafka and Camus.
 
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The author is a research scientist by training. He is a technical consultant who works in an advisory capacity to the pharmaceutical industry. He specializes in intellectual property, technology up gradation and information technology. He is a science writer specializing in theoretical and philosophical foundations of modern scientific thought.

 

 

      

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Book Review of Inconvenient Relations (Inconvenient Relations #1) by Simi K. Rao

Inconvenient Relations (Inconvenient Relations #1) by Simi K. Rao

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Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind.

This multi-cultural contemporary romance story of an arranged marriage is a beautiful blending of showing the Indian and American cultures. Readers will learn more about the Indian heritage and the romance that happens behind closed doors in an Indian relationship in Simi K. Rao’s Inconvenient Relations. This coming of age story about true love explores multi-cultural issues.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24355815-inconvenient-relations

http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/1505694582/

 

 

My Review :

Inconvenient Relations is pre queal to Now and Forever story .It has been beautifully written by Simi .

The Indian Parents fear of sending their only child abroad , Shaan awkwardness of telling Ruhi that somebody  else  is there in his life .Ruhi determination  to set things right and teach him a lesson .

The emotional tug of war is amazing to read .

I  found Shaan cute  when  he shows  his possessive streaks ..towards Ruhi 

And finally their forever kisses .

Love You Shaan 

6  Brides for this book .Bonus point of Surjit for expressing what autism actually is  .I  wish the author throws some light on children suffering with cerebral palsy  in her next book .

 

I thank Deb and Simi for sending the ARC  of this book across .

 

Some More Reviews for Inconvenient Relations:

As a whole this was a brilliant novel. Rao walks the line between traditional Indian culture and all that is Hollywood to create a tale that will pull at your heartstrings and keep you captivated throughout. ~ Jonel Boyko

It was a beautifully timed love story and I enjoyed it. I also loved the way the author interspersed the language throughout the story. It made me feel connected to the culture. ~ Jazmen This Girl Reads A lot

This book is a complete package of love, hate, distrust, betrayal and every other emotions that we feel. ~ Souwmiya

 

About the Author

 

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Simi K. Rao was born and grew up in India before relocating to the U.S., where she has lived for several years. The inspiration for her books, and other projects, comes from her own experience with cross-cultural traditions, lifestyles and familial relationships, as well as stories and anecdotes collected from friends, family and acquaintances. 

Rao enjoys exploring the dynamics of contemporary American culture blended with Indian customs and heritage to reflect the challenges and opportunities many Indian-American women face in real life.

Much of Rao’s down time is devoted to creative pursuits, including writing fiction, poetry and photography. She is an avid traveler and has visited many locations around the world.

A practicing physician, Rao lives in the United States with her family.

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Other Books by the Author

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25158346-the-accidental-wife https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26212981-milan

Book Review of Now and Forever by Simi K Rao

About the Book:

Can Shaan and Ruhi face their biggest fears and unite together?

Shaan and Ruhi Ahuja, very much in love Indian newlyweds, discover each other in Simi K. Rao’s Now and Forever—the sassy and sexy sequel to Inconvenient Relations. After getting the scare of their lives while traveling in the Grand Canyon, Shaan and Ruhi go back home to one dilemma after another. Shaan’s job is in jeopardy, and one of Ruhi’s closest friends, Sunshine, needs her. How will Shaan and Ruhi handle life’s hurdles, while still trying to get to know each other as husband and wife? Will they be able to forsake all others and consolidate their relationship?

Book Links:

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My Review  :
Oh what an amazing book!.It’s a continuation of part one book Inconvenient Convenient Relations .
I admire Ruhis admiration and free spirtedness and Shaans protective possessiveness throughout their journey and his new invention.
Ruhi and Shaan are really made for each other .
Thanks Simi for this writing such a wonderful story.
5  lip sticks for this book as it talks about love and life through good as well bad times .
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Love this classic squeal 🙂

Thank you Deb and Simi for sending me the ARC of  this book . ❤

About the Author:

Simi K. Rao was born and grew up in India before relocating to the U.S., where she has lived for several years. The inspiration for her books, and other projects, comes from her own experience with cross-cultural traditions, lifestyles and familial relationships, as well as stories and anecdotes collected from friends, family and acquaintances.

Rao enjoys exploring the dynamics of contemporary American culture blended with Indian customs and heritage to reflect the challenges and opportunities many Indian-American women face in real life.

Much of Rao’s down time is devoted to creative pursuits, including writing fiction, poetry and photography. She is an avid traveler and has visited many locations around the world.

A practicing physician, Rao lives in the United States with her family.
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Website * Blog * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads



Other Books in the Series:

Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind.

This multi-cultural contemporary romance story of an arranged marriage is a beautiful blending of showing the Indian and American cultures. Readers will learn more about the Indian heritage and the romance that happens behind closed doors in an Indian relationship in Simi K. Rao’s Inconvenient Relations. This coming of age story about true love explores multi-cultural issues.

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1)  A $10 Amazon Gift Card 

2) A kindle copy each of Inconvenient relations and Now and Forever. 

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