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Archana

The sudden death of her husband made Archana go into a shock. She was shocked because he was supposed to be discharged from the hospital that very day. Whatever happened a night before was the principal reason for it though Archana told no one about it. Hoping to bring Archana out of shock, Sunita, her mother in law, took her to a psychiatrist named John D’Souza. The first session went strange as Archana tried to portray herself as a bad woman in all possible ways. Their next meeting happened a year later in the form of a job interview. Archana got the job, and one beautiful day John asked her about why she portrayed herself as an evil character in their first meeting. Luckily by then, Archana had regained her sense and was willing to tell her story to him. Though Archana revealed a lot, there was always something she was trying to hide. Her story took a toll on John’s mental health as he consistently struggled to see her as the right person, but her story suggested otherwise. With mistakes leading to deadly consequences, the mysterious Archana Nair, her psychiatrist John D’Souza and an intriguing and mysterious plot, ‘Archana’ is a compelling story to read.

The Death That Wasn’t

“My stomach heaved. My ears buzzed. I felt the blood drain from my face, and I had difficulty refraining from retching. So he still lived!”

Jack’s short stint as a soldier in Afghanistan comes to an abrupt end under suspicious circumstances, and he leaves, traumatised and guilt-stricken. While trying to overcome depression and rebuild his confidence, he is unwittingly caught up in the shady world of illegal bearer bonds, underhand business dealings, money laundering and kidnap, and becomes a suspect in a murder and robbery. 

He finds himself entangled with three dangerous and beautiful women, while hunted by a ruthless gangster who believes he has certain documents stolen in the robbery, and is threatened by a sinister figure from his past, who should have been dead. He is a marked man, and is forced to rely upon his military training to stay alive, while he tries to clear himself, and prove his innocence. 

Interwoven with sexual exploits, the gripping and explosive action is filled with twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing until the end. Is the solution to the mystery, and his acquisition of millions of dollars as straightforward as it seems? What is his lover’s ulterior motive? What is his?

Zorig Chusum Thirteen Crafts of Bhutan

With this book, the birth of an author N.Menerva came to life. After contributing
twenty years to education, an education administrator and a professor,
enlightened with a thought of contributing the knowledge back to the coming
generations, and so this book was apprehended. After blogging successfully for
one year on the world’s rarest crafts, of the countries like Chad, Lichtenstein,
Kyrgyzstan, Syria, and Belarus, Interest was at hype, when started writing for
Bhutan. Bhutan is a lonely land which maintains the highest score of Grand
Happiness Index while following Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion which takes
one to a land spiritual ecstasy. While blogging on Bhutan thirteen crafts, the
inspiration stroked me to convert the knowledge onto a book. Henceforth, a
research paper on Thangka paintings was written and then a book about all the
amazing crafts of Bhutan, famous by the name “Zorig Chusum”. An urge has
emanated to write on these craft descriptively, and preserve the knowledge in the
form of a book wherein, in one glimpse, at one source all the information about
the craft, meaning, raw materials, its essence to Bhutan, and process can be
understood. The book therefore, is an effort of one year of research, to describe
the thirteen Bhutanese crafts, enabling design, fine arts and crafts students to
get all the required information for further research and academic projects. The
content of the book are collected by various means of primary sources from the
Government of Bhutan Associations, National Museum and images clicked while
a personal trip to Bhutan. In detail research was helpful only through secondary
sources, online sites, Archives and library of Royal patronage and Bhutan Textile
museum, Bhutan National Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, Simply Bhutan
Museum, Division of Conservation Architectural Heritage, National Museum of
Bumthang, National Library of Bhutan, Photographs Archive at National Library,
Archive Kuenselonline, Archive Ra online, Socio cultural History of Bhutan
Archive and many other secondary sources bibliographed. The book will prove
as a useful source to design, fine art students and professionals looking forward
for research on Bhutan and various intricate process of many crafts which are
mentioned in this book as part of Zorig Chusum.

Infidelity – An Outrageously Funny Affair & The Ultimate Rom-Com

It is always said that a relationship is built on trust. But what happens when your partner turns out to be unfaithful? Or what if you think that he or she is not trustworthy because what you see is what you believe but that is not what is true? The problem could either be you or the person you are with. The Anglo-Indian characters in this lovecom, exhibiting their gregariousness, are a scream. The dramatic story about love is told with their humor and wit. They are funny, wacky, emotional, quirky, sarcastic and realistic. They will make you laugh, cry, think, love and live. The light-hearted chatter till the end is amusing and entertaining. The story has a series of events happening, comprising contrived meetings and overly comic situations. There are different viewpoints, cultural conflicts and mistaken identities. Regardless of being different in their own way, the characters find some reason to stay in each other’s lives.

A Mirror in Your Closet: Tips & Tricks From the Inside

On a quest to organize your closet? This guidebook will gently lead you step by step through the jungle to a land of organized bliss.Mirranda the mirror will help you reflect and make tough decisions about your closet organization & design. Mirranda has creative and easy solutions for you.-Hang or to fold your clothes-Choose the right hangers-How to keep track of the clothing you actually wear-What to keep AND what to give away-Create a masculine or feminine space-Design your own custom closet-Options if you don’t want to “DIY”

Identity: Restored Revealed Initiate: Discipleship Bible Study Manual for Christians

When you said yes to Jesus, you immediately became a living soul. You were reborn as a new creation but as a baby. The process of Christianity then is that through knowledge, faith and practice we come into maturity.

When you said yes to Jesus, you took on His power, authority, and identity (your real/true/authentic identity). This book examines some of the foundational principles that we can begin to apply to our lives immediately. While it is designed for new believers, it is also for most Christians who got stuck at the baby stage due to indoctrination.

It is time for believers to start living in the reality of who we are in Christ. Our Identity in Christ has been restored and revealed; it is time to initiate.

The Trip to Paradise Island

Jennifer, Julie, Laurie and Joe were perfectly normal siblings, that is, until their vacation to Paradise Island. When their love for adventure leads them to a new realm that they weren’t meant to discover, the children find the fate of the world on their shoulders. Moreover, an unknown villain is lurking about, seeking power that the four can’t even begin to imagine.
Will they be able to save Earth with the help of their new friend? Or will the monster of the depths take over?
With thrilling action and awe-evoking sceneries, little do the children know that they are about to embark on a journey that will change reality as they know it.

Conflict With Shadows

A fast-past story of invading darkness. The first in a series of light versus darkness; and the connection with the past to help fight for the future.

When the Bathshe invades, the Republic and the Federation must come together to stop them from destroying their worlds. Jon Vega and Nicolea Dan must find out who these Bathshe are, and why they have attacked. It will lead them far beyond known space only to find out that this is more than a battle for territory, but a battle for the souls of mankind.

But there is always hope.

Freedom

There are two stories in my book
1st- It Is about human trafficking.A confident and honest detective individually goes deep into the secrets of child abduction and organ transplantation.In that process she discovers a new turn in her life and will be left shocked.
Will she accept that new turn??

2nd- A 16 year old girl suffers from depression because of 10th board.Studies is not what she enjoys.She has something else planned in her life but unfortunately because of peer pressure she goes into deep depression.Will she ever come out and in that process who enters her life and what happens to her??

The Death That Wasn’t

“My stomach heaved. My ears buzzed. I felt the blood drain from my face, and I had difficulty refraining from retching. So he still lived!”

Jack’s short stint as a soldier in Afghanistan comes to an abrupt end under suspicious circumstances, and he leaves, traumatised and guilt-stricken. While trying to overcome depression and rebuild his confidence, he is unwittingly caught up in the shady world of illegal bearer bonds, underhand business dealings, money laundering and kidnap, and becomes a suspect in a murder and robbery.

He finds himself entangled with three dangerous and beautiful women, while hunted by a ruthless gangster who believes he has certain documents stolen in the robbery, and is threatened by a sinister figure from his past, who should have been dead. He is a marked man, and is forced to rely upon his military training to stay alive, while he tries to clear himself, and prove his innocence.

Interwoven with sexual exploits, the gripping and explosive action is filled with twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing until the end. Is the solution to the mystery, and his acquisition of millions of dollars as straightforward as it seems? What is his lover’s ulterior motive? What is his?

C# Programming for Beginners

A book to learn C# Programming through simple programs. The source code of simple programs with illustration pictures in C# are presented in this book.

She Smiled

My heroine is a beautiful young lady, Chloe Blankson. The novel opens with her severe illness on her first birthday in a lonely and secluded part of town. Growing up, Chloe realised the slight deformity that will define her future. However, an encounter with the Saviour redefined her. As Chloe tried to relate with the growing lady she was becoming; she got convinced that finding true love was as complicated as her childhood insecurity. Chloe became increasingly disturbed with the aspects of her life that summon up her dark and undefined past. Despite her faith and career hopes, Chloe was unfulfilled and unhappy with the shallowness of life and struggled with her relationships. Finally, she realised that she was foolish to give up easily with her choices. Chloe is keen to redefine what love means to her with everyone that walked the shores of her world. Was she able to do so correctly? Did she find true love?

Snow Creek: An absolutely gripping mystery thriller

Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to evil. Escaping the horrors of her old life, she’s vowed never to let anyone hurt her or those she loves ever again. Joining the small police force in Jefferson County’s Port Townsend, Megan is determined to get every victim of a crime the justice they deserve.

So when Ruth Turner walks into the Sheriff’s office claiming her sister Ida Watson has been missing for over a month, Megan’s instincts tell her that she needs to do more than just file a report.

Arriving at a secluded farmhouse in the hills above Snow Creek, she finds Ida’s teenage children alone and frightened.

Then a few days later, close to the Watsons’ home, the blackened body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned pickup truck.

Megan must unravel the disturbing secrets of the isolated Snow Creek community if she is to catch the killer.

Kill Code: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

The year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun’s heat is deadly and the oceans rise higher every day. A world ruled by the rich, powerful, and corrupt. A world where a good man can’t survive for long.

Hogan Duran was a good man once: a good cop, forced to resign in disgrace when he couldn’t save his partner from a bullet. Now Hogan lives on the fraying edges of society, serving cruel masters and scavenging trash dumps just to survive.

But after four years of living in poverty, Hogan finally gets the chance to get back on his feet. He’s invited to join the National Security Council, the powerful paramilitary organization responsible for protecting the rich and powerful from the more unsavory elements of society. All he needs to do is pass their deadly entrance exam, and he’ll be rewarded with wealth and opportunity beyond his wildest dreams.

But this ex-cop’s path to redemption won’t be easy. The NSC is hiding something, and as Hogan descends deeper and deeper into their world, he starts to uncover the terrible truth of how the powerful in this new society keep their power…and just how far they’ll go to protect their secrets.

In a world gone wrong, can one good man actually make a difference? Or will he die trying?

Two Girls, Two Dogs and a Campervan

This debut book inspired by real life follows Mia and J, two struggling tech co-founders, as they hit the road with J’s disabled and aging dogs for a California road trip. Narrated by Mia, an avid outdoorsy-type, the story follows two very different women as they travel through Yosemite, Napa Valley and Big Sur. During the women’s journey together, they not only experience a variety of entertaining and heart-warming ups and downs, they also have moments of self-discovery (and bonding with the dogs, too).

murder on Frank’s Tract

Frank McCabe’s heart exploded, and death immediately followed. He thought he was duck hunting with his friends on Frank’s Tract. The sheriffs report ruled it an accident. The widow didn’t believe the report and hired Peter Gillaspie to investigate. He almost got killed by a bomb and was almost shot but he solved the riddle while maneuvering his way through several sexy women in the process.

The Ballot Farm

Mangaparua was one of the last areas in New Zealand to be opened up.

George Malder and his new bride, Catherine, take up a newly surveyed bush section in the back blocks between Raetihi and the Wanganui River. As a returned World War I soldier George won the right to create a farm with a government grant and the promise of further assistance. They endeavour to establish a home and turn the virgin bush into a productive sheep farm.

They are joined by other discharged soldiers, all of whom battle demons. The community bonds quickly, these friends made for life, accepting each person’s oddities.
Already damaged by the war George struggles to be the man society expects of him. He is stoic in the face of the adversity he experiences daily and he is optimistic in the extreme.
Catherine, bewildered by the isolation, finds strength in her faith in George. Of special consolation to her is Iris, Catherine’s sister-in-law and best friend.
Gender roles are firmly established when the first babies arrive; the men farm and the women keep the home fires burning. There are no options.

The isolation of the fledging settlement challenges them in ways they never expect as tragedy after tragedy unfolds. Omnipotent behind the personal stories is the struggle to turn the land into the farms that the government expect.

George wrestles with feelings of despair as he realises the inadequacy of his efforts. But George is reluctant to sever the ties he’s made with this land.
The book draws on events surrounding the ballot farm scheme in this beautiful back country. Nowhere, in the whole of New Zealand, could it have been so difficult to make a farm.

Seaton’s War

Seaton’s War is a story of love, secrets and lies set in a sleepy New Zealand town in the latter half of WWII. When a Japanese submarine beaches the residents are shocked that the Pacific War has come to them. To some the event brings opportunity for personal gain or for genuine war work. For Kitty Williams it is a chance to prove she can do more for the war effort than knit socks for Red Cross parcels.

Taking a stand against the establishment Kitty teaches the POWs English with the intention of learning enough Japanese to be able to intercept their radio transmissions.

When Kitty makes an unusual find she confides in physicist Dr. Robert Anderson, who operates a direction finder, tracking movements of ships and submarines in the Pacific. But all is not as it seems with the shy academic and Kitty begins to question where his sympathies lie. Too late she realises she has fallen in love with him.

As Kitty immerses herself in her work, her landlady Rowena struggles with the fact that her husband John is incarcerated in German occupied Poland. Rowena’s unorthodox method of dealing with her situation is a source of tension between her and Kitty.

Woven through the book is Kitty’s relationship with her best friend Maybelle who has left Seaton to work for Navy Communications. She provides Kitty with a different slant on the events in Seaton through newspaper clippings and letters, and she regales Kitty about life in the city now the Americans have arrived.

The Pacific War, secret liaisons, the spy game and the quest for liberation in Europe weave seamlessly through Seaton’s War. As Kitty battles for personal recognition she puts her life on the line for love, honour and above all, integrity.

Sri Chakra Yantra – Manifest Anything using the Symbol of Everything

We are fortunate to live at one of most peaceful times in history with the added bonus of leading increasingly comfortable, long and healthy lives. Yet there is a deep sense of dissatisfaction and restlessness in most peoples’ lives as they ask themselves: “Is this all there is to life?”

I have been working as a spiritual healer for more than two decades now and I have come to believe that this ennui and boredom arises out of the complete absence of personal rituals in our modern day lives. Personal rituals, as opposed to community rituals (that serve to offer us a sense of belonging, security and comfort, a feeling of being part of something bigger) are far more important as they give us the ability to find our place in the grander scheme of the Universe.

A personal ritual makes us part of the sacred for it temporarily disengages us from our role in the profane world of humdrum existence and helps us enter into a zone of connecting more closely with the divine.
This book is an endeavour to introduce a personal ritual involving triangular work of Yantra (the geometric pattern of the Sri Chakra as it is considered the mightiest amongst all yantras), Mantra (chanting with specific focus on sounds related to the Sri Chakra) and Tantra (using a specified procedure laid out in a prescribed order).

A personal ritual involving the Sri Chakra can only be embarked upon after gaining a better understanding of its metaphysical aspects which are reflected in the philosophies underlying Shaktism, Tantra, Dasa Mahavidya and Sri Vidya. Once these concepts throw some light on the basis of Sri Chakra worship, we study the nature of sacred geometry and the significance, structure and meaning of the Sri Chakra Yantra. This is followed by two chapters that focus upon the relationship of the human body to the Sri Chakra and the connection of the Pineal Gland to the personal ritual. There is also a brief note on healing and the Sri Chakra.
This is followed by an analysis of the use of sounds in the path to spiritual growth. Special attention is given to the sounds (mantras and stotras) associated with the Sri Chakra Yantra. The next part of the book deals with the role of mudras and contains details about specific mudras that are commonly used as part of the Sri Chakra puja modality. The book then lays out in simple terms the process of the personal ritual and gives details about the initial infusion of energy into the yantra, the method of worship, path to visualisation and meditation on the Sri Chakra.
There has been a huge surge in the popularity of Sri Vidya in recent times and many self-professed gurus are charging huge sums of money to share their knowledge of this esoteric and mysterious subject to eager learners. There are a few books written in English (notable among them are V. Ravi’s “Understanding and Worshipping the Sri Chakra” and S. Shankarnarayanan’s encyclopedic “Sri Chakra”) on the subject but they are aimed at the advanced practitioner and will leave a novice confounded by their profundity and depth.
The author’s main aim writing this book is to offer all the information that a novice is seeking to get him/her on to the practice of Sri Vidya Sadhana and involve in self-learning rather than seek it from external sources. The information is laid out in a non-dogmatic manner keeping in mind practical aspects of modern day living, thereby allowing everyone an opportunity to learn and experience the benefits of the precious Sri Yantra. The process outlined in the book equips the readers with the skills necessary to harness the tremendous cosmic energies available in the Universe and channelize it to make life’s dreams come true.
This book is not meant to be a comprehensive study of the Sri Chakra. In presenting the Sri Chakra Yantra as a tool for self development, the author has kept in mind sensibilities of the modern spiritual seeker, their needs and interests and has desisted from venturing into the realm of mythological references, the inclusion of which would distract and obfuscate from the subject of study.