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Author Desk Mondays 22.1.18

Kevin Cooper reviewed “The spirits of darkness and light” September 2017 version
https://kcbooksandmusic.wordpress.com

Kev: My review of Spirits of Darkness and Light

Spirits of darkness and light is a wonderful collaboration of fantasy short stories with characters both brooding and dark while others are mysterious and beautiful.

Review: Sharmishtha’s stories are captivating. Her characters although purely original bring some of India’s mythological creatures to light with a style of writing that can only be attributed to that of a true mistress of story-telling. Nothing is what it seems as each incredible tale keeps you wondering what is going to happen next with endings that are in no way predictable. A thoroughly enjoyable read!

Due to the language barrier, there are a few issues with the translation of certain phrases, but they do not hinder the stories or the concepts being portrayed. Sharmishtha’s creativity is truly remarkable.

You can buy this book from here:

https://www.createspace.com/title/5142082

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Author Desk Mondays 15.1.18

Reflections: The Illustrated Version

My name is Patricia. I’m not a writer/author or anything like that, but I do love a good read. I especially love poetry and illustrations. This is why I’m so excited to be here on Book Talk to tell you about Kev’s latest publication: Reflections: The Illustrated Version.

Kev’s newly revised and edited publication of poetry will soon be available, and Kev’s really good friend, Sharmishtha Basu, to whom he is extremely grateful, has drawn some spectacular illustrations to go along with each poem and song. She even created a book cover for him… Check it out!

Reflections: The Illustrated Version, is full of beautiful pictures, poetry, and verse about love, relationships, dreams, places, and musings on the mysteries of life. See the example below:

I dreamed of you
Last night
From nights
So long ago
You
Laid there
In my arms
Last night
Our love
Was very sure
I ran
My fingers
Through
Your hair
You listened
To
My heart
So much
Passion
So much
Love
Can never just
Depart
Hence why
I dreamed of you
Last night
From nights
So long ago
Love
Leaves
Its mark
Upon
The soul
Whenever
Love is pure
I dreamed of you
Of love
Again
A love
Far from
The past
I dreamed of you
Love
Never
Dies
Real love
Is
Everlast

Reflections: The Illustrated Version will be available from the 1st September 2017 through Amazon! You don’t even have to wait until then because you can pre-order your Kindle version now… How fantastic is that? Here are some links to pre-order now:

The book after this review was published by Kevin in Kevin’s book blog https://kcbooksandmusic.wordpress.com and is available here:

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Author Desk Mondays 8.1.18

Black Mist and Other Stories
A horrifying story of a vengeful witch, the wrath of the reapers, a woman wronged by her own brothers and a ghoul that leeched upon a young girl… a few of the stories from the book! Hope they will entertain you! They may not be violent but the authoress has tried to make them as scary as possible! Enjoy!

Review:
If you want a fresh read for Halloween, but don’t have the time to get into reading a full novel, I would definitely recommend this book of short dark fiction.

Sharmishtha Basu has a unique approach to dark fiction and things tend to begin, en media res in a very masterful way. I particularly liked Black Mist and found myself fully engaged with it. As with most short stories, there isn’t a lot of room for character development, But Sharmishtha’s storytelling technique more than makes up for this problem.

Now the grammar is not perfect, (Seriously, with the constant changes to it, whose is?) but I also have to take into account in this case that English is not this author’s first language, hence the four stars.

See this review at:
Amazon UK
Goodreads
Amazon US

https://www.createspace.com/5058824
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ontgsbe

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Author Desk Mondays 1.1.18

Goodreads

Kevin Cooper’s Reviews > Black mist and other stories
If you want a fresh read for Halloween, but don’t have the time to get into reading a full novel, I would definitely recommend this book of short dark fiction.

Sharmishtha Basu has a unique approach to dark fiction and things tend to begin, en media res in a very masterful way. I particularly liked Black Mist and found myself fully engaged with it. As with most short stories, there isn’t a lot of room for character development, But Sharmishtha’s storytelling technique more than makes up for this problem.

Now the grammar is not perfect, (Seriously, with the constant changes to it, whose is?) but I also have to take into account in this case that English is not this author’s first language, hence the four stars.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2151899835?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

If you want to buy the book:
https://www.createspace.com/5058824
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ontgsbe

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Author Desk Mondays 25.12.17

Black Mist and Other Stories

A horrifying story of a vengeful witch, the wrath of the reapers, a woman wronged by her own brothers and a ghoul that leeched upon a young girl… a few of the stories from the book! Hope they will entertain you! They may not be violent but the authoress has tried to make them as scary as possible! Enjoy!

Review:
If you want a fresh read for Halloween, but don’t have the time to get into reading a full novel, I would definitely recommend this book of short dark fiction.

Sharmishtha Basu has a unique approach to dark fiction and things tend to begin, en media res in a very masterful way. I particularly liked Black Mist and found myself fully engaged with it. As with most short stories, there isn’t a lot of room for character development, But Sharmishtha’s storytelling technique more than makes up for this problem.

Now the grammar is not perfect, (Seriously, with the constant changes to it, whose is?) but I also have to take into account in this case that English is not this author’s first language, hence the four stars.
See this review at:

Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3HD6X3XEXWEZ7/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8

Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2151899835?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

You can check out the book here:

https://www.createspace.com/5058824
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ontgsbe

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Author Desk Mondays 18.12.17

The books that has been rewritten and refilled with new stories- excluding the title stories in September 2017:

Black Mist and other stories:
Kindle ebook:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/b00ontgsbe
Paperback:
https://www.createspace.com/5058824

Tell me a story:

Kindle ebook:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/b00p2bnl8a
Paperback:
https://www.createspace.com/5067283

THE CHILD OF WOODS

paperback:
https://www.createspace.com/5142002

THE PRISONER OF SAND CASTLE

The kindle ebook

The paperback
https://www.createspace.com/5141895

THE BRIDGE OF HER DREAMS

THE KINDLE ebook

THE PAPERBACK
https://www.createspace.com/5141945

SPIRITS OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT
The kindle ebook

The paperback
https://www.createspace.com/5142082

CRYSTAL EYES

The kindle copy ebook

The paperback
https://www.createspace.com/5141811

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Author Desk Mondays 11.12.17

Quarterlies and Annual Digests of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat in Amazon:
If you want the monthlies: https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Book 1

Agnijaat Book 1 (1423)

Agnishatdal Book 1 (1423)

Book 2

agnijaat book 2

agnishatdal book 2

Book 3:

The ponchishe Boisakh issues of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat:
Book 3 Agnishatdal:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b075tyqjvx
Book 3 Agnijaat:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b075vq2lsd

Book 4:

The Sharadiya Issues of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat:
Book 4 Agnishatdal:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b075vpbts5
Book 4 Agnijaat:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b075tzkjb9

ANNUAL DIGESTS (17.7.2017):

Agnijaat Annual Digest 2017: Sfulingo 1

Agnishatdal Annual Digest 2017: Agnidal 1