Rendevous in Paradise by Annick  Weilche 

Rendezvous in Paradise is the name of an exciting new title by newbie independent author Annick Weilche. It’s romantic suspense and the first in a series. If you’re going to judge the book by the cover, it looks like a romantic story set in an exotic location. Now in Australia, where Annick lives, they’re heading into summer, but in the northern hemisphere where I’m based, it’s heading for winter. This looks like the perfect read for a winter’s day, total escapism. If this looks like the kind of read you need, or would like to give as a gift to your friends, why not click on the buy link for your region and support an independent author?  I got the opportunity to ask this brand new author a few questions about her new book and her writing process (as a would-be author, I’m fascinated by writing processes). Her answers were interesting for sure. Read on for some author wisdom. Get to know the author, meet the author, contact the author. All the information you need is right here!

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Meet the Author


Author Annick Weilche

Annick Weilche was born in Mauritius in 1963 and emigrated to Australia in 1982. She lives in Sydney with her husband of 31 years, two of her children and her dog, a Shi Tzu x Maltese called Charlie. Annick writes Romantic Suspense. Her first published work was a short story in ‘That’s Life fast fiction’ magazine in March 2013. She’s a romantic at heart, an avid reader and a member of the Varroville Gospel Choir. She loves watching movies and TV series. She is at her happiest at the beach, where she spends all her holidays and doesn’t plan to retire any time soon. At least not until after she’s travelled the world.

Interview with author Annick Weilche

Annick, could you share with me what inspires you to write?

I get my inspiration from everyday life. Most of what I write is what I have experienced, locations that I know, which I embellish and romanticise. I am also inspired by the stories I read.

What is your favourite genre and why?

I read a lot of romantic suspense. I’ve always been a tragic romantic, in love with love. I love a bit of suspense in a story.

Can you please share a bit about your writing process?

It starts with an idea for a story. I think about it for a while, then I get my notebook out and start listing characters, research names, locations, real life events and timelines. Once I have all the material to start a story, I begin by handwriting it and then type it up as I go.

Can you sum up your book in a Tweet-sized statement? (That’s 280 characters, BTW)

Amanda Jones’ holidays on tropical island Paradise are marred by the theft of her bag. Teaming up with Detective Jerome Richard to flush out the thief proves more dangerous than anticipated. Jerome, an undercover INTERPOL agent, investigating a drug cartel, worries about the consequences his relationship with Amanda, but she is more engrossed in the sparks flying between them.

Great summary, although at 379 characters, it’s about the 99 characters longer than a Tweet! So tell me Annick, do you have plans for another book in the near future?

I have one novella in production. Book 2 of the Paradise Team series is on the way and I’ve started the research for books 3 and 4 of the series.

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Rendezvous in Paradise (The Paradise Team Series Book 1)

An INTERPOL agent falls for the beautiful tourist but is she involved in the drug trafficking case he is investigating?

The attraction flaring between them was real…but why was he ignoring her now?

What do you do when your handbag goes missing? You team up with the handsome detective to flush out the thief!

Amanda Jones’ dramatic adventure starts when she’s on vacation on a tropical island. Teaming up with Detective Jerome Richard, she tries to get to the bottom of the mystery. But she’s more engrossed in the sparks flying between them. Jerome needs to distance himself from Amanda to protect her from his undercover assignment, but he’s appalled by the consequences of his relationship with her. Now he’ll have to let her in closer than he’s allowed anyone before if he’s to protect her from the drug cartel he’s investigating. Will he be in time to save her?

Escape to an exotic location with this thrilling story where passion collides with danger!


Release of ‘A Dangerous Affair’ by Rubina Ramesh – Exciting News for Fans of British Raj Romance


A Dangerous Affair  

A Historical Novel By Author Rubina Ramesh


What’s this Novel all About? 

Charu…She’s a young girl of twenty who leads a protected life. But in 1947, when India is at the brink of getting her independence, who could remain innocent to death and loss? Charu is not spared either. Anger bubbles inside her, and she vows to avenge her loss. But to do so, she has to cross the path of Dev.

Dev…He is the privileged son of the zamindar. He enjoys his life of privilege and has a Casanova image. But his good looks and charming smile hide some deep secrets. Will he be able to bare his heart to a young girl who was much beneath his status?

They meet, and they clash. Falling in love is their destiny. But will the same destiny send Charu to her death? Or will Dev be able to save her on time?


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Author Bio:

Author Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She’s the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles, she’s lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH, two human kids and one dog, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about that of a writer.


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Colton And The Single Mom – New Romantic Suspense Release from author Jane Godman

JANE GODMAN is our guest on MBB today. Jane Godman writes paranormal romance for Harlequin Nocturne and SMP Romance and thrillers for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She also self-publishes her historical and gothic stories. She has been a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Nominee and The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award Winner.  Jane worked in a variety of shops, bars, and offices before settling into a career as a teacher. She was born in Scotland and has lived in Germany, Wales, Malta, South Africa, and England. Jane still gets the urge to travel, although these days she tends to head for a Spanish beach or a European city that is steeped in history.  When she isn’t reading or writing romance, Jane enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. She is married to a lovely man, has two grown-up children and has recently discovered the joy of becoming a grandparent (to two gorgeous boys). I had a few questions for author Jane Godman which she was kind enough to answer for me. Read on for the exclusive interview and information about author Jane Godman’s new release, Colton And The Single Mom.

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What draws you to the Romantic Suspense genre?
I love the drama and the unique balance between love story and thriller. It’s important to give equal weight to both the romance and the suspense. And that can be hard to get right. As an author, you have to keep the threads of both stories entwined throughout. Ultimately, you have to rescue the characters from danger and give them a happy ending. It’s very satisfying.  

How did you learn the storytelling craft?
I read a lot! There’s no better way to learn than from seeing how others do it. And I’ve always written my own stories. Ever since I could hold a pencil, I’ve been writing. I wrote my first book when I was fourteen (although it was a long way from then to publication). 

Did your characters appear before your readymade, or did you create them?
The characters in Colton and the Single Mom were unusual because they did come readymade, in a way. Because this is a twelve book series, with a different author each month, there had to be an element of direction from the Harlequin editors about the central storyline. From then on, I found Brayden and Esmée totally took over and told their own story!  

Do you miss your characters when your story is complete?
I really do! That’s why I love writing a series, I get to take the readers back so we can visit them again. We get a peek into their lives, find out if they have kids, and see them happy and enjoying being together.  

What’s the core message of your story?
In Colton and the Single Mom, both the hero and the heroine have had bad relationships and it’s made them wary. They don’t want to be together, but they are so right for each other that they can’t help it. Although it’s a romantic suspense, the core love story is about trust and finding that one person who makes the world seem right again.   

And now, the book!

Colton and the Single Mom (The Coltons of Red Ridge)
This Colton cop falls for a ready-made family
A Coltons of Red Ridge story

Colton And The Single Mom by Jane Godman

A serial killer is on the loose, and true-crime filmmaker Esmée da Costa is on the case. K-9 cop Brayden Colton, the prime suspect’s half-brother, works hard to stop her prying, but sparks fly as he falls for Esmée and her son. When Esmée and Brayden’s little family comes under siege, can they save all they love?

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Damned Serpent


Suddenly I realise how the serpent got into the Garden

He must have got in through WhatsApp

Eve might have been looking on her smartphone

Checking data in the Heavenly libraries or perhaps the weather forecast

Deciding what fruit to eat must have been a challenge

Apples, mangoes, papayas, whatever

And suddenly, there he was

Someone might have added him to a group she was in

Where they chatted ad infinitum about the glories of the Eternal

Then on a whim, that ‘angel’ in the group opened a direct WhatsApp line

It’s so much more comfortable chatting Eve, without the rest of the group, no?

And she might have wondered who this Lucifer was, this angel of light.

But hey, he was a Seraph, so it must be okay

Don’t tell Adam, okay? You’re such a pretty lady, he’ll just get upset!

We wouldn’t want that dear, would we? No!

Silly, trusting, idiotic Eve,

How were you to know that everyone in the Heavenlies is not good?

Not everyone who preaches is sincere,

Not everyone who says ‘God is great” really means it.

Did he say you were pretty? That Adam must be jealous of anything that takes up your time?

Were you flattered Eve? Be honest, now. How did he get under your skin?

He reassured you, didn’t he? He used sweet words and turned your head.

You didn’t know what you were doing, but he did.

Your naive ignorance was no match for serpentine cunning

Result? The near destruction of humanity..

What’s the Lure of the Sheikh Romance? Asking Author Pippa Roscoe

Today, author Pippa Roscoe has come to MBB to talk about her new release, Conquering His Virgin Queen. Romance fiction is one of the biggest selling genres and within that, the subgenre of fiction romance fiction is enduringly popular. In fact, it has been so ever since the days of Rudolph Valentino in the era of silent movies (yes, they had sheikh romance movies back then). It really makes me wonder what it is about sheikh romance novels that win the hearts of readers. Is it the mystery of the desert? The lure of dark, brooding eyes and long, mysterious robes? Whatever it is, it hits the spot. I wanted to ask author Pippa Roscoe some searching questions to satisfy my curiosity about sheikh romances. Read on to see what she says.

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Can you tell me the reason why ‘sheikh’ romance novels are so popular?

It’s a very good question! I think if writers knew the magic formula for what makes something so popular, we’d bottle it and sell it! (Or keep it for ourselves!). For me, I love the fantasy of a Sheikh romance. The pure escapism of it, and the fact that my imagination that can run wild creating a fictional kingdom with rules and systems that often force the brooding, powerful hero’s hand in a way that nothing else could. And I love the tension that wars between duty and desire… all mixing together to create such a fun backdrop to the romance. 

Do you personally know any such romance which really happened? Just asking…

Nope, sadly not. Though I’m still hopeful that one day I may be whisked off my feet and away to a beautiful desert palace with incredible mosaic tiles, stunning indoor pools and amazing sunsets.

Did you do much background research to write this story?

As an ex-researcher, I really should have done much more than I did! Much of my research involved images, looking for the right ‘models’ for my hero and heroine, and researching the Heron Tower in London. But because the romance is contained within twelve hours there were less ‘travel opportunities’ – they couldn’t very well travel back to the Hero’s Kingdom or the entire events would have taken place on his private jet! Though, that’s an idea!! – but I greatly enjoyed researching beautiful Greek homes for my current work in progress. 

What’s your all-time favourites romance book, or favourite romance writer?

The Princess Bride. It has everything! Romance, adventure, humour, sarcasm, not to mention the Cliffs of Insanity or the Rodents of Unusual Side. But I also love The Steadfast Tin Soldier, because it’s a very beautiful and very sad story. 

What’s next for author Pippa Roscoe?

World domination? No, perhaps I’ll leave that off the list… at least for now. I’m working on the second book in my Winners’ Circle Trilogy – a fabulous Greek hero, his beautiful heroine and their very unexpected one night baby! 

Author Pippa Roscoe

Mills & Boon author Pippa Roscoe lives in Norfolk near her family and makes daily promises that this will be the day she will leave the computer and take a long walk in the countryside. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t dreaming of gorgeous alpha males and misunderstood heroines. Totally her mother’s fault of course—she gave Pippa her first romance to read at the age of seven! She is inconceivably happy that she gets to share those daydreams with her readers. 

Thanks to author Pippa Roscoe for the interview. And now, the book:

Conquering His Virgin Queen by author Pippa Roscoe. Published by HM&B
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Six months ago, their marriage ended…

He has twelve hours to claim her back!

Odir Farouk is about to become king—but to take his throne, he needs his errant wife by his side! Odir denied his hunger for Eloise, refusing to compromise power for passion. His rejection drove her away. Now Odir has until news of his succession breaks to win back his queen…and pleasure will be his most powerful weapon!

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The Secrets of Mindful Beauty by Elizabeth Reid Boyd PhD and Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd PhD

Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd, co-author of The Secrets of Mindful Beauty

I’m so excited about the book we’re checking out today on MBB. It’s called The Secrets of Mindful Beauty by Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd and Dr Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd. I don’t mind admitting that since I’m completing my 55th year in 2018, I’m a little concerned about the process of ageing. This book answers a lot of the questions many women would have about how to maintain their youthful looks and freshness. I’m delighted to be interviewing Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd, one of the authors of this amazing self-help book. She has already appeared on this blog earlier as author Eliza Redgold. She is a multi-faceted personality for certain.And it has to be said that she also looks like a wonderful advertisement for the self-help book she’s written on natural beauty.

Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd has degrees in psychology and gender studies. She has taught interpersonal, communication, and personal development skills including meditation, self-awareness, self-care and mindfulness at the university level for almost two decades. She writes fiction as Eliza Redgold.

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Exclusive Interview With Elizabeth Reid Boyd PhD, Co-Author of The Secrets of Mindful Beauty

Can you give us a brief summary of the Mindfulness philosophy along with a tiny history of its present popularity?

Mindfulness is a hugely popular concept today. It’s a practice and strategy that initially developed from Buddhist and meditation traditions. It has recently received attention in psychological fields and has been found to be a successful way of managing anxiety, stress and even depression. Mindfulness can create improvement in our minds and bodies. Mindful Beauty is an exciting method of applying the practices of mindfulness to our overall health and well-being. The unique mindfulness techniques in The Secrets of Mindful Beauty offer a brand new way to bring the benefits of mindfulness into beauty and self-care. Mindfulness can be used to reduce stress and enhance the beauty and in our easy-to-follow guidebook you can find out how.

Is yours a mindfulness about beauty or a beauty book about mindfulness?

Mindful Beauty is about reclaiming the practices of beauty and self-care, and turning them into experiences that assist us to be present and accepting of ourselves, our bodies and our thoughts and feelings. Too many of our beauty routines can be fraught with anxiety, self-criticism, stress or even self-loathing. There is a way to look and feel better, and that’s where mindfulness comes in. Mindfulness can decrease our self-consciousness, so that we become less worried by what others think – of what we say or do, or how we look. It helps silence the critical voice inside and facilitates the development of self-compassion. Mindfulness doesn’t just ground us; it allows us to see ourselves from a new perspective.

Do you think the book could be read and enjoyed by one who is unfamiliar with mindfulness?
Mindfulness is about being aware and present in a non-judgemental way. This means our attention remains on what is happening in the moment, and we resist getting caught up in negative thinking patterns. There are a number of ways to tune in to our present experience, and one of these ways is using our senses of sight, smell, sound, touch and taste. Even for those unfamiliar with mindfulness, it’s easy and enjoyable to learn.

Is this book all theoretical, or are there practical things to do here too?

In The Secrets of Mindful Beauty we describe how beauty and self-care activities such as skincare or applying makeup can be done mindfully, engaging all our senses. In fact, much of what we do already lends itself to mindfulness beautifully! We provide mindfulness exercises for a variety of settings and experiences across the day, turning daily routines into mindful rituals. We also provide soothing meditations (some with eye-masks or facemasks) designed to facilitate acceptance of uncomfortable feelings about our flaws and aspects of ourselves that are the target of our self-criticism.  By fostering this attitude, we learn to how to be more aware, and our overall experience of beauty care becomes more self-supportive.

Here’s a quick exercise to get started:
Hand Cream Exercise

This is a short mindfulness exercise that can be done almost anywhere, assuming you have some hand cream handy! Keep some near you at home, at work and in the car.

If you are engaged in negative or troubled thoughts, take the hand cream and apply a small amount in the center of one palm. Start by noticing the color of it, and the contrast with your skin. What about the temperature, does it feel cool or warm? Slowly begin to smooth the hand cream into your palm. Notice the sensation it creates in both hands. Smooth the hand cream up along each finger and along the backs of your hands, paying close attention to the sensations. Is the scent of the hand cream reaching you? Do your hands feel smoother, more supple? Are they warmer than before?

Try this exercise whenever you want a brief, self-soothing way of engaging with your senses. It’s a great follow up to cleaning and de-cluttering your cosmetics. Use it to break negative thought patterns and as a reminder to be kind to yourself. 

Will there be more ‘mindful beauty’ books in the future?

Mindful Beauty an idea that’s time has come –we hope there will be lots more books about it.

Now read about the book! 

The Secrets of Mindful Beauty by Elizabeth Reid Boyd PhD and Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd PhD

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The Secrets of Mindful Beauty: Revolutionary Techniques in Anti-Aging and Self-Care
If you think the answer to anti-aging and looking good comes from a jar, a salon, or a surgical procedure: think again. The best beauty treatment is in your own mind.
Did you know
Depression can give you wrinkles
Insomnia can cause sagging skin
Anxiety can increase reddening and skin rashes
Stress can result in acne and hair loss
and much more?
Discover the secrets of mindful beauty. Lose your permanent frown. Smooth your worried brow without Botox. Turn your sag lines into smile lines. These age-defying techniques have been specially created for a happier, more beautiful you.
Mindful beauty is a way of applying the practices of mindfulness to our physical health and well-being. Many of our routines around beauty lend themselves to mindfulness, and this will not only enhance the experience but also have ongoing positive beautifying effects by reducing the stress and anxiety that can affect how we look and feel.

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Keeping You by Mollie Blake – Brand New Title

Today, MBB is happy to welcome author Mollie Blake. She’s come to share the details about her brand new title, ‘Keeping You’, the latest in her ‘Cheshire Love Stories’ series. By the look of her author photo, it’s obvious that Mollie Blake is a lady who loves travelling. She’s a published author of contemporary romance. A lover of romantic fiction filled with erotic tension, Mollie decided to go one step further and write her own stories. Her romances are filled with danger, intrigue and plenty of action for those who like their romance hot and steamy. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the UK Romantic Novelists Association.

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Exclusive Interview With Mollie Blake

Mollie Blake took a bit of time out of her busy blog touring schedule to answer my curious questions about her work and her latest release, ‘Keeping You’.

Mollie, there’s a question I love to ask authors of romantic fiction. Like many writers, I often find myself creating a heroine who’s a ‘smarter, better me’. Where did your main character come from?
Let me just say – I am not in any of my books 😉 My main characters just come to life in my head, I don’t consciously base them on anyone I know. There is a French man in The Secret At Arnford Hall who was influenced by a guy I worked with in France but in the nicest possible way.

That’s interesting. 
 Can you briefly share something with me and our readers about your writing process?
For each book, I have a new notebook, distinctive in some way.  And if possible the cover of the notebook will have some bearing on my story. For example, the hero in

Mollie’s Notebook for Guiltless

Guiltless is obsessed with straight lines, and this is the cover of my notebook for this story

Can you summarise your plot in a Tweet-sized sentence?
A very private, celibate man falls in love for the first time but has to face dangers from his past before he can have his happy ever after.

What’s next, Mollie?
Currently completing a novella and continuing my 6th book, so lots to do.

Keeping You by Mollie Blake

Book Description

His past haunts him. Revenge drives him. Can her love save him?

After a chance meeting in a bookshop, young Suzy Harper is engaged by multi-multimillionaire, Lawrence Bane, to work on translating a French document. They embark on an intense relationship, but he is surrounded by mystery and shame as demons from his past threaten to destroy everything he has worked for, including her love for him.

This exciting erotic romantic thriller traces the increasingly intense and tender relationship between the inexperienced Suzy and her wealthy, troubled lover, Lawrence. There are two obsessions in Lawrence’s life—his passion for Suzy and his drive for revenge against the gangland boss who murdered his best friend.

Will Suzy be strong enough to accept Lawrence for the man he is? Will Lawrence trust the woman he loves enough to reveal his darkest secrets to her? Will their love survive the challenges that lie ahead?

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The Valley of the Kings by Terrance Coffey – TBC Review




About This Book

In the year 1355 BCE, the land of Egypt was the superpower of the known world. King Tut’s father, Akenaten, the so-called ‘heretic pharaoh,’ and his wife, Queen Nefertiti, are on the verge of catapulting Egypt into a revolution that will forever divide its people and rip the most powerful empire on the earth from its foundation.

Inspired by the actual Hittite and Amarna letters of 14th century BCE, ‘Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty’ is an epic novel of intrigue, passion, and betrayal, resurrecting the thrilling story of a singular leader whose beliefs were both visionary and disastrous.

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Review By Maria Perry Mohan  Valley of the Kings by Terrance Coffey

Land of the Pharaohs

Egypt. A modern-day Arab nation.  But above all, a land of awe and wonder, shrouded in the mists of time. A Biblical land, where Abraham walked and Pharaoh coveted Abraham’s wife for himself. The land where the Hebrews lived in exile and slavery before Moses marched them away. The place where the infant Yeshua and his birth parents found refuge. Until they had to return to their destiny in Israel.

Storyteller’s Magic

Nurtured by the Nile and rich in the glorious heritage of its past, Egypt continues to fascinate. I read Valley of the Kings’ by Terrance Coffey as if entranced. Having lost my reading speed sometime back, I’m delighted to report that I seem to have recovered it. This is storyteller’s magic, I tell you. There are too many diversions in my life for this to occur for nothing.

Demolishing Myths

Coffey demolishes some myths. shattering the image of King Tutankhamun as a weak, sickly boy. The depiction of Queen Ty is masterful. Ty was a conniving commoner who inveigled her way into the Egyptian royal family. Pharaohs generally married only princesses. They were usually succeeded by sons-in-law.  How horrifying that sweet’ Nefertiti, a loving wife and mother,  endangered her co-wife. as cunning Queen Ty did. All in the cause of keeping the upper hand.

Tiny Faults

There were a few little things which jarred. Pharaoh Teppy? Sorry,  I’d have preferred Tepi. Actually, the king’s name was Amenhotep IV.  Before becoming Akhenaten, of course. And Princess Senpaten? Wasn’t it always Ankhsenpaaten? In fairness, most readers looking for a good story would prefer the author’s suggestion for the name. For which I salute him.

Tragic Royal Family

The Amarna Royal family of Egypt’s 18th dynasty was a tragic one. Coffey retells the story with skill. He attempts to fill in the gaps in the story, for which one has to admire him. I recommend this for readers who enjoy stories of political intrigue.  Those who love Egyptology and magic with a touch of fantasy and journeys back in time would also enjoy this.

So What’s The Verdict?

Verdict?  A great story, well told. Don’t miss it. 



Terrance Coffey is a bestselling author, screenwriter, songwriter and composer with a predilection for Egyptian history. He has written numerous short stories, screenplays, television pilots, and even Coca-Cola music jingles. His debut novel “VALLEY OF THE KINGS: The 18th Dynasty” is the first of a trilogy and a #1 Amazon bestseller.

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#1 Amazon Bestseller!
2017 National Indie Excellence Awards FINALIST
2017 International Book Awards FINALIST
2016 International Pacific Book Award WINNER Best Historical Fiction
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Carthick’s Unfairy Tales – TBC Cover Reveal

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Book Cover for Carthick’s Unfairy Tales:

A damsel in distress. An evil dragon. A concerned father seeking a saviour to rescue his daughter. A hero galloping off to the rescue – a knight in shining armour. Now THAT is the stuff of fairy tales.

But what if the father’s real concern is for the dragon’s hoard? What if the damsel’s reason of distress is the marriage proposal of her pompous and vicious saviour?  And what if the story is told by the horse who bears not only the overweight knight,  but also his heavy, shining armour all the way to the dragon’s lair and back, facing certain death in the process?

What if there was more – much more – to all your favourite fairy tales than met the eye?

This book chronicles not one, but seven such unfairy tales – tales told by undead horsemen and living cities. Tales of mistreated hobgoblins and misunderstood magicians. Tales of disagreeable frogs and distressed rats and bears baring their souls. Once you read these stories, you will never be able to look at a fairy tale the same way ever again.



About Carthick – The Author




T F Carthick is a Bangalore-based writer and blogger, who has been blogging since 2008. He is an avid reader of children’s fiction, science fiction and fantasy. Enid Blyton, J K Rowling, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams are some of his favourite authors. His paranormal thriller ‘Bellary’ was one of the three stories in the book Sirens Spell Danger, published in 2013. Six of his stories have featured in multi-author anthologies and literary magazines. He has written over 50 short stories, many of which can be read for free on

He is an Engineer and MBA from India’s premier institutes IIT, Madras and IIM, Ahmedabad and currently works as an Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Consultant at one of the world’s leading Consulting Firms.



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Chapter 2 – Part 1

Something had gone badly wrong. He’d blown it and he just knew it deep down although he wasn’t quite sure how it had happened. He just knew that there was a change in how certain entities perceived him. He had done his best to remain anonymous, to fade into the crowd. He had kept a low profile, kept out of view, yet it seemed to him that someone from the enemy’s side had perceived him. It was a disturbing thought. Why was this? Were they looking out for him? It looked like it. But again, if so, why?

He didn’t show his seraphic appearance as he had done before. He moved about in disguise. The Enemy, of course, had agents everywhere. they seemed to have noticed out of millions and millions of people