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Rushali Benjamin thinks she is opportunistic. Here’s why.
Twenty-five, unemployed and only she knows she has anxiety disorder. She lives with her not-so-fine parents and most successful elder brother in a bustling small town of Odisha. She is adamant of hunting for a job – once again, until she could earn the title of ‘Independent Woman’. But it seems her Simi aunty isn’t quite over with her matchmaking cruise. Obstinate in finding a suitable match for Rushali, her aunt announces of Sahil Jacobs – a New Yorker with no green card. Rushali feels disheartened when her mother is determined of getting her engaged with him in a few months. She looks towards her last hope, her cheeky childhood best friend, David, who can help Rushali in escaping the arrangement if not had Sahil proffered an undeniable temporary proposition – a chance to make a life in Manhattan if she agrees to wed him and stay with his live-in partner, Miranda.
Rushali has a decision to make. As her anxiety grows, she faces her dying grandfather who wishes to see her married. She sees a choice that could solve her problem. A choice that could lead her to unexpected friends and perhaps, which may make her confront a certain fear.
Is Rushali ready for a loveless relationship? Will she give in?
For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for this day. A day some people might call any other Wednesday, but Beth prefers to see it as her new beginning—one with a new look, new name and new city. Beth has given her plan significant thought, because one small slip and her violent husband will find her.
Sabine Hardison is missing…
A couple hundred miles away, Jeffrey returns home from a work trip to find his wife, Sabine, is missing. Wherever she is, she’s taken almost nothing with her. Her abandoned car is the only evidence the police have, and all signs point to foul play.
As the police search for leads, the case becomes more and more convoluted. Sabine’s carefully laid plans for her future indicate trouble at home, and a husband who would be better off with her gone. The detective on the case will stop at nothing to find out what happened and bring this missing woman home. Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? The only thing that’s certain is that someone is lying and the truth won’t stay buried for long.
‘Three Short Stories and a Burial’ takes you through the extraordinary journey of very ordinary lives. Each of these stories discuss love, life, despair, anticipation, belief, bereavement, hope and loss. This collection celebrates the fact that more often than not, a raison d’être is never enough.
He’s often been called the father of science fiction. Now, listen to H. G. Wells’ five science fiction novels in one definitive collection. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, the collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos.
The War of the Worlds narrated by David Tennant
When Earth is invaded by Martians in great mechanical tripods, terror ensues. They are equipped with heat rays and poisonous black gas, intent on wiping out the human race. During the destruction, one man’s story details the monstrous invasion and his struggle to find his wife in the devastation.
The First Men in the Moon narrated by Alexander Vlahos
A chance meeting between penniless businessman Mr Bedford and absentminded scientist Dr Cavor leads the two on a fantastical journey to the moon. However, they are unprepared for what they find: freezing nights, boiling days and sinister alien life. Will they be trapped forever?
The Time Machine narrated by Hugh Bonneville
Transported to the year AD 802,701, the Time Traveller encounters the peaceful Eloi, a beautiful elfin race of childlike adults afraid of the dark, and with good reason. Beneath the earth’s surface live the Morlocks, apish troglodytes who torment the Eloi. When the time machine is stolen, the Time Traveller must enter Morlock territory if he ever hopes to return home.
The Invisible Man narrated by Sophie Ok
Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army’s brightest stars. But in every cop’s life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.
New Year’s Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina “hot-sheets” motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can’t be controlled. Within hours the general’s wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall.
Two Special Forces soldiers—the toughest of the tough—are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher—an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit—is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.
But Reacher won’t quit. He’s fighting a new kind of war. And he’s taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn’t know he had. With his French-born mother dying—and divulging to her son on
Lisa Berk has her last year’s project and she is studying in mass media and communication. For project, she requires a story on which she wants to make a movie. For that calls to her only Rebecca Charles and gives her only the name and address. She said that Lisa has to go to India to find the story. After discussing with her mom, Lisa is ready to go. She reaches to India at the given address but everyone behaves strangely from the village she asks them about Guru.
A day she does meet Khushi and she introduces her to Guru’s mom. Initially, his mom also doesn’t want to share the story but she says it will help her to release Guru out of the jail. She then goes to the jail with his mom and meets to Guru. Guru gives her a handwritten book based on him, written by his friend Ameer Alam. This book includes his journey as a Rangrez from India, Toronto, and back to India.
Guru after being Rangrez did not handle the success and for the intoxication of art, he consumes the maximum amount of liquor and loses everything. Ruby is his manager and she tries to get back him but it doesn’t t happen. An incident in his life opens his eyes and due to over-enthusiasm and sadness, he reaches to the jail.
Lisa writes a script on the story she has found in India and makes the movie based on it with the help of her friends. She also has dreams and this movie completes her dreams. Then after she reminds her promise to his mom. Then she did several things to get him back from the prison. Finally, Gu
Poetry in this collection courses ahead observing life in entirety, like a river, winding back and forth along slopes; gushing down mountains; and making way through valleys. The poems, in long and short forms, explore deeper meanings in mundane sights and sounds and are not confined to any geographical place. One can connect with the poems due to their universality. The ubiquitous influence in the writing is because the poems tend to veer more towards the core of things than what meets the eye.
In this anthology, you will find plays, poems and short stories with genres of Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Social, War and Thriller. I have used some of the intriguing plot devices for short stories like Every Frame is a Painting and One Shot with a non-linear structure which keeps the plot moving and simultaneously two or three incidents happen to build up for the final moment of the story.
Every Frame is a Painting is a story where a wife goes through a loss after losing her husband and the inner turmoil of her breaks her mentally.
One Shot is a thriller which is broken into three parts – Assassination, Verdict and Execution. It explains the assassination of a leader with consequences faced by the protagonist who himself questions and understands that there is nothing good or bad and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The Hand of Fate, The Insect Pendent and Leap of Faith stories are psychological drama where the protagonist expresses the guilt or their negative thought about society with a sudden twist of macabre feel.
Death of a Blackmailer and The Justifiable Probability falls in the thriller genre with its initial set-up, conflict and resolution and it is a fun read. I really want to extend the stories in a novella format.
I actually had a fun time while writing the plays as I love dialogues and which you will notice and relate in the plays like The Official Dilemma is about the current corporate culture how senior people treats the newcomers or The Communedy (Comm
This ebook contain 21 chapter with Tricks. After reading this book I hope that you note require any pen for sol the any mathematics.
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?
Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.
Praise for Dear Edward
“Dear Edward made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can’t ask more of a novel than that.”—Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room
“Weaving past and present into a profoundly beautiful,
Billy Winston’s family is going to see him happy and in love if it’s the last thing they do.
No one deserves a happily-ever-after quite as much as the second oldest Winston brother and his lady love, Claire McClure (aka Scarlet St. Claire). Cruelty and circumstance tore them apart almost twenty years ago. Secrecy and bitterness kept them separated.
But you know who’s tired of their separation and stubbornness? Everyone. Especially Billy Winston’s family. And now they’re going to do something about it.
Well-meaning interference means the star-crossed lovers can’t stop tripping over each other in the hills of Tuscany, the catacombs of Rome, and the waterways of Venice. Billy and Claire find themselves thrown together and at the mercy of the Winston siblings’ shenanigans.
But will their forced proximity bring them together? Or push them even further apart?
This second-chance romance brings back the entire Winston gang, playing cupid in one last story of love, hi-jinks, and family collusion.
BEARD NECESSITIES is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s probably best read after books 0.5, 2, 3, 5, and 6 of the Winston Brothers series.
Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again – this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn’t have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, “I do.”
A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn’t count on was the widow’s bounty hunter granddaughter, who’ll do anything to save her.
An ambitious Stanford graduate, David Adams has begun a fast-track career at Austin’s most prestigious law firm. It’s a personal victory for the rising superstar—a satisfying reversal from his impoverished and despairing childhood. Now he has the life he’s always wanted: an extravagant salary, a high-rise condo, a luxury SUV, and no limit to how far he can go in the eyes of the top partners.
But after the shocking suicide of a fellow associate—one who, in his final hours, offered David an ominous warning—he feels the pull of powerful forces behind the corporation’s enviable trappings. The suicide leads unexpectedly to David’s discovery of a secret enclave of the city’s homeless, where he can’t help but feel an affinity to these outcast souls. Nor can he ignore the feeling that they hold the key to the truth behind a dark conspiracy.
When one of his new street friends is murdered, David’s clear doubts about his employer start shifting into a dark reality. Now torn between two worlds, David must surrender all that he’s achieved to fight for a larger cause of justice—and become his firm’s most dangerous acquisition.
Journey of a common girl and her unfortunate and her love. she decides to join army by changing own face as a man and started working as a army soldier in the kingdom, use to save citizens or villagers from robbers or king’s cruel soldiers and their cruelness by taking a face of a masked. A girl who were spending mysterious life falls mysteriously in Prem affection. .
“Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are.”
Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.
In 1940, 19-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves – and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.
Writer’s Voice: The ‘Motto’ behind writing “Maa”
This story, “Maa” is written, based on the events that happen around me, around you and so around us. This is the story of every Indian woman. This is very special and close to my heart. Because, this is my anguish, anguish for so many days. Actually, this is the Anguish of every Indian Mother (woman). “Maa” represents all the mothers and the pain of all the mothers (women) of India.
So, I’m writing this for a greater cause but not for applause. This is written based on my real-life observations and some true incidents which we all knew. Therefore, I strongly decided that this has to be written and this has to be told to the masses. And this should reach each and every Indian.
So, my dear friends, unite today and spread the word, the word of “Maa” up to the maximum.
This “Maa” is dedicated to all the mothers of India!
Your Hemanth Karicharla,
S/O Venkata Lakshmi Saroja.
PROFOUND THOUGHTS explores heart touching feelings which reflects the flavors of life, the madness of love, the value of time, racial discrimination, female infanticide, finding beauty in the most mundane things, different emotions, nature and femininity.
Featuring 60 soul stirring poems that condemn abuse of nature, traverse different facets of our emotions, and touching on femininity and fitness
Chapter 1: This is Zanzibar
anzibar. The Persians called it the Coast of the Blacks. The Arabs called it FairLand. Some call it SpiceIsland, some Stone Town. About four thousand years ago, the Africans arrived on the island. During the seventh century, Arabs and Persians arrived here. Then camethe Portuguese, the British, the Indians, and many others. It was a place notorious for the slave trade. The island also boasts of slave traders like Tipu Tip, who had one official wife and two children and over thirty mistresses and their children.
The Omanese ruled it for a century and left their legacy behind. About 97% of Zanzibar’s population follows Islam. Like Ireland in Britain, the Kurds in Iraq, the Chechens in Russia, the Pakhtoons in Pakistan, and Kashmir in India, Zanzibar is a boil on the forehead. The local Arabs want independence or the Omanese rule the way it was before the British took over. As a result, the mainland pampers Zanzibar a lot, granting subsidized power, a loose localised legal framework, and poor customs controls and so on.
It was 6.30 in the morning. Zuly had boarded a boat to Zanzibar. He had many missions there. One was that his UK client had arranged for a payment of $100,000 for buying beetle nuts and seashells from him. This would have to be collected from a local Zanzibari Arab trader. The Arab used to import bathroom tiles and other hardware from Zuly’s client and had not paid him for a long time. So this exchange was most convenient for
Seven strong, independent friends. Seven devoted, responsible, respectable women who can face any challenge life throws at them. Seven daughters.
A fun kitty party with seven of Delhi’s high society women turns into a journey into their pasts. A regular conversation takes a turn and gradually layers of the past are peeled away and each battles with memories they’ve repressed deep in their subconscious.
In the true resilient spirit of being daughters first, they rationalize, defend and analyse these questions.
Will this conversation break their bond or help cement it further?
Do these questions have no answers or is the answer buried deep within, just waiting to rise to the surface?
Embark on a poignant, touching, emotional journey with these daughters to discover the truth that every Indian daughter struggles to accept.
Is the urbanization across the globe inclusive? Who have we left behind?
Set in a slum, close to a canal which has become the waste dump yard, this story tells the tale of those
left behind-the urban dispossessed. Their aspirations, hardships, happiness, the government
apathy and the dark side of crime and drugs.
Through the lives of Raghu, Sreeni, Arun, and Hema, the story exposes the underbelly of the haphazard urbanization in India.