THWARTED ESCAPE: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey by Lopamudra Banerjee

 

 

THWARTED ESCAPE: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey
by

Lopamudra Banerjee


 
 

 
 
Blurb
 
 
How far can one truly go away from his/her ancestral roots, filial ties and the claustrophobic grip of traditions and the reminiscence of an emotionally fraught childhood and puberty? The book begins with this particular quest, and it is this quest which gains momentum as a woman seeks the essence of herself-identity ten thousand miles away from her Bengali hometown.
 
With the lens of a time-traveler, her narrative journey encompasses her first sexual abuse, her first tryst with death, austerity, the strangeness of rituals, the inexplicable feelings of puberty and also her surrendering to love, procreation, motherhood. In herself-chosen exile in the US, she discovers that deep within; her ancestral roots are also the wellspring of her psychological, spiritual existence. In the process, she keeps on oscillating between assimilating and disintegrating, which forms the core of her journey.
 

 

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About the Author
 
 
 
 

Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer, poet, editor and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She is the co-editor of Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas, published by Readomania in collaboration with Incredible Women of India. She has also been the Creative Editor of Incredible Women of India and Deputy editor of the e-zine Learning & Creativity.Thwarted Escape, her debut nonfiction novel/memoir has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC, USA. Her literary works have appeared at numerous literary journals and anthologies (print and online), both in India and the US. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction and also translation works are regularly published in Setu, the international bilingual journal, Cafe Dissensus, Different Truths, Readomania.com and other publications. She has received the Reuel International Award 2016 for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novella Nastanirh (The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook.


 

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~ Release Day Blitz ~ A Way Back Into Love by Veronica Thatcher

~ Release Day Blitz ~
A Way Back Into Love by Veronica Thatcher
21st February, 2017

 

 

About the Book:

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love… Well, that makes complicates everything complicated. When you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.

Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life is turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home… to the man she left behind?

Book Links:

Goodreads * Paperback * eBook



Read an Excerpt:

Emily stepped back from him and shook her head. “Oh, you know damn well what I mean. You know what, Derek? I’m done having this conversation with you. I’m so done with this conversation and I’m so done with you,” Emily spat out angrily before brushing past him.

“Emily, wait,” Derek said, catching her by her arm. “Where are you going?”

Emily spun around and gave him a bitter look before looking down at his hand gripping her arm. “Leave my arm,” she said in a low yet threatening voice, “And why do you care where I’m going? It’s none of your business.”

Derek didn’t leave her arm in spite of her warning and said, “Em, you’ve had too many drinks. You can’t drive in this condition. I’ll drop you home.”

Emily jerked her arm free from his grasp and replied in a bitter voice, “Thank you, but no. I’m perfectly capable of getting myself home on my own. I don’t need you to drop me home. Do you get it, Derek Thorpe? I DON’T NEED YOU!” Emily yelled the last words, causing a few people to look their way.

 

About the Author:

Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favourite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them.  She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!

Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it. You can reach Veronica through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Gmail.



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Interview With Messy

Today I have an interview with special and naughty  guest miss Misry  better known as Messy  on this blog ie Romance Writer With Walnut Cup Cakes .

Please welcome this naught kid with truck load of claps . 

Watch her talk about her family and her super hero  .

Over to  us , Miss Messy .

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Interview with Miss Messy  ❤  ! 

1.Messy what is your true name and color ?.

 

Ma calls me Shona. Daddy calls me Misry and sometimes child too. He also calls me sweetheart  sometimes. But Raju calls me Messy and just because of him all my friends have started calling me Messy too. And I don’t like it.

Ma says, my name Misry means sweet candy and what good is Messy? Raju once said it means you are good at nothing but it is not true.

And just like my Ma I have a very fair complexion however it is tanned now as I remain outdoors in the sun most of the time, playing with my friends.

 

2.Why do you idealize Mr.Amitabh Bacchan ?.

 

Amitabh Bacchan! Oh MY God! He is my hero. I love watching him on the big screen. The last time I watched him he had fought with so many bad guys and taught them a nice lesson. I too want to fight like him and teach a lesson to the big boys who make fun of me. Amitabh Bacchan is always there to save his girlfriend from the clutches of the villain. He is soooo strong. When I grow up, I shall marry him and he will always save me too.

 

3.Where do you live Ms Messy ?.

 

Ummm… Right now we are posted at the Battalion  Head Quarter in a small town in,West Bengal. Before that we were in the BOP camp. Every two or three years my Daddy is transferred to a new location. And once more I had to make new friends both at school and at home.

 

4.Describe the place where you reside ?.

 

I love it  here. I have lots of friends to play with both at home and at school. And the best part I am even allowed to visit homes of my friends. I love visiting Honey’s home. We have lots of fun there with his siblings. We even go to watch the movie together on the weekends. But for that I and Honey have to really please our Ma. Ma  does not enjoy Bollywood movies. She loves Bengali movies which are not showcased in the camp. When we go to Dadu’s house we go to watch Bengali movies. We also have a huge Officer’s Mess where dinner parties are arranged quite frequently. I always love going to Mess parties as I can have my favorite beverage ThumbsUp.

 

5.The colors used in your book are viberant ,what is your take on that?.

 

I am glad you liked it. I love vibrant colours. It shows energy and happiness. And I am both energetic and a very happy child.

 

6.What is the best line from your book Ms Messy !?.

 

The best line would be “Grow Up Messy!” My Ma says that with a little frown on her forehead but I know she never means it. She always means ,”Don’t Grow Up Messy!”

 

7.What do you think about the author of your book ?.

The author of the book, Grow Up Messy!, Paromita Goswami is a child trapped in an adult body. I think she wrote this book because she wanted to enjoy life as a child again. Every time I saw her looking up at me, her eyes were more eager to join me in the fun, especially when I was taking my swimming lessons in the muddy pool. Gosh! How adults hate it to get drenched in the rain.   

 

I  hope you all must have  enjoyed  our lovely little chat session here .

 

Valentine

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Saurabhi ..

I love you the most ,

Oh yes  same feeling here ,

So  what are we going to do this valentine ′s day ,

My Valentine ,

We are going to eat and sleep ,

Nishant says with a warm smile ,

And goes back to his snoring business .

 

 

With Lots of Kisses ,

Sweety 

 

 

 

Interview with Udai

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Being kiss day there is an interview with udai who has penned a thriller romance called  A WALK IN RAIN  here on Romance Writer With Walnut Cup Cakes

So let us all welcome with clap .

Over to you , Udai..

Interview with Udai.

 

1.Who is Udai Yadla in 30 words?

 
He is a dreamer of the largest scale. He is an optimist who always sees positive.
2.Why your romances are dark and humorous at same time?

 
I always believe that the depth of love can be measured in the darkest
 
moments. And life without humour is art without colour.
3.Which is favorite character in your book A Walk in the Rain?
 
Saloni, without a second thought. She is the soul of the book. She is the source
 
of limitless hope and courage.
4. What does family say about your personality?
 
My family always says that I work more than what I should be doing, although
 
I feel that I should be doing more than what I’m already doing.

 

5. Udai author is ………ambitious, simple, quiet or sulky? Why?
 
Udai as an author is ambitious, though simple; calm, but not quiet.

 

I hope you all enjoyed our chat session here ,

Bye  for now .

With Lots of Kisses and Hugs ,

Sweety 

Spotlight of A Way Back Into Love

 

 
 
Blurb
 
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned. 
 
 
Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home…to the man she left behind? 
 
Grab your copy @
 
About the author
 
 
Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. 
 
When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favourite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them. She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!
 
 
Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it. 
 
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BOOK REVIEW OF WALK IN RAIN BY UDAI

 

A WALK IN THE RAIN
by 
Udai Yadla
 
 
 
Blurb
 
Love is elixir that keeps you alive. Love is poison that kills you. Unreciprocated love keeps you alive but kills every day.
 
Heartbroken Sunny lives a reclusive life, trapped in the past, living in his memories. He has no complaints about his life but refuses to embrace the present.
 
Saloni is a prostitute who is desperate to earn money by any means. She does not care about exploiting others to fulfill her purpose.
 
Fate unites the loner and the prostitute to embark on a life changing journey of retribution and self discovery.
 
Lovelorn Sunny turns misogynistic after Sandy, the only girl he loved walks away from his life, unannounced. He suffers painful solitude for almost two decades with the relentless haunting of her thoughts. A distressed friend Imran, vows to change his life forever. A surprise planned for his birthday turns into a tragedy that claims the life of his dear friend, triggering a series of unbelievable events. As Imran gets killed by a stranger, Sunny’s calm life suddenly turns into a turbulent storm. With nothing left to live for, vengeance becomes his ultimate mission. His reluctant alliance with a prostitute to trace the killer sets him onto a nerve racking adventure of life and death.
 
 
Both are bound to a common goal with different motives but destiny has its own motive. A walk in the rain is an intricate tale of intense emotions, driven by hair raising twists and turns.

            BOOK REVIEW :

Walk in the rain by Udai is yet another good book to read .It has all the components which   readers look out  for ..these days .
Udai has written the emotions of male protagonist and his search to find out the truth  behind the murder and heartily peace in a gripping way .
 
The story is written in rhythmic phase  from loss of love to finding the destined love with a murder twist in it .
Even though it is Udai′s debut novel  he has done justice  to his book.
 
The USP of this book is prostitute ..
 
I loved the ending in this book.Salute to this newbie author .
Udai has written this book in enthralling way with a subtle reminder that “People who are destined to be living  together will meet under any dare circumstances ”.
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