Tales of love, passion and horror 

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Does love always end in disappointment? Certainly not! Here’s a story of two individuals who meet in the most uncertain way and fall for each other instantly; a racy romedy tale of three young women who prefer to remain restless till they find the life they love; a love story that has everything apart from trust owing to a dark past; and a gory tale of a family fighting to protect their son from evil. There’s much the IANS bookshelf has for you this weekend. Take a look.

1. Book: Alphabet Soup for Lovers; Author: Anita Nair; Publisher: Harper Collins; Price: Rs. 350; Pages: 204

Lena Abraham, the female protagonist, considers her marriage as perfect because she is not in love with her husband. For her, love has only one ending – disappointment. For south Indian cinema’s heart-throb Shoola Pani, emotional entanglement is the last thing he is searching. When both meet, something flares in between them that neither could have anticipated.

Anita Nair’s latest book discovers this bond along with Lena’s relationship with cook Komathi which is buried in truths from past. A searing tale of unexpected passion and adultery reaffirms the magical power of love in all our lives.

2. Book: Runaway Writers; Author: Indu Balachandran; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Price: Rs. 299; Pages: 288

Indu Balachandran’s new book is about three spirited young women – Amby, Mini and Bobby. They arrive in Greece to attend a writers’ workshop. All the women have a common aim – to become successful writers.

Each is chasing a secret dream, hoping to change track from jobs that are not fulfilling enough. The book narrates their creative journey that leads to deep friendship and truly inspiring lessons of life. With unexpected twists and turns, will these women achieve what they want? Read on to find out!

3. Book: It’s Not Right But It’s Okay; Author: Anuj Tiwari; Publisher: Rupa; Price: Rs. 176; Pages: 196

Angira, a fiercely independent, career-driven woman, falls for Ved, a strikingly handsome footballer. Despite their contrasting personalities, the two develop an unexpected bond – a link for which they are about to risk everything they have.

However, it is Angira’s past life that prevents her from trusting Ved.

A riveting tale about incorrigible lovers with a dark past, the book is a true story about finding friendship and love again.

4. Book: The Evil Inside; Author: Philip Taffs; Publisher: Hachette India; Price: Rs. 399; Pages: 311

Guy Russell, along with his fragile wife and a young son, shift to New York after he gets a new job. Yet something will not permit him to have a peaceful life. With a painful tragedy that led him to swap from Melbourne to Manhattan, it is a sinister evil from Russel’s past that is scratching its way back into his present.

His son Callum’s behaviour is becoming more disturbing and chilling and Guy starts believing that his son is being possessed by dark forces.

Will he be able to save his son and live a peaceful life? Turn on to find that!

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