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Torn between his ambition, responsibilities, and love, he must now re-examine everything he believes inâ€¦or risk losing it allSaturday, June 1st, 2019
Trilogy Book 1
complex and gripping, author RKC Puthran brings you an unforgettable
story of the transcendental power of love.
out of college with an MBA and a job at a prestigious bank in the US,
Rohan Rai seemingly has more than any twenty-five-year old Indian
could have. But he has a different dream for his life, and a
clear-cut plan to get there. A cocky workaholic determined to climb
the corporate ladder as fast as possible in order to achieve his
goals, he doesnâ€™t care who he alienates on his meteoric rise to the
he meets Shona. Sheâ€™s everything Rohanâ€™s notâ€”an easy-going
Irish girl who lives in the moment, loves Whitney Houston, and enjoys
life to the fullest. Although thereâ€™s no room for any love in
Rohanâ€™s three-year plan, he finds himself increasingly drawn to
her. As their relationship blossoms, Rohan slowly finds himself
viewing life differently, until a past grudge escalates and his inner
demons resurface. Torn between his ambition, his responsibilities,
and love, he must now re-examine everything he believes inâ€¦or risk
losing it all.
â€“ The PromiseÂ is
the heart-wrenching first book of the Lovecarnation trilogy, a
thought-provoking series about fate, destiny, and the timelessness of
Puthran lives in Dublin, Ireland along with his wife Rashmi and 7
year old daughter Natasha.
and brought up in India, RKC started working as a teenager to support
his family while pursuing his studies. His first job was that of a
salesman for a sewing machine company.
to sell even a single machine even after 2 months of hard work in the
hot sun, the company refused to pay him his salary and he quit. He
then took up several jobs from working as a cashier in a 5 star hotel
to working for a diamond merchant and in the share market.
RKC joined a company in the banking and finance sector as a junior
officer. Through sheer dedication and hard work, RKC rose through the
ranks and managed to get an assignment in London.
later managed to move over to London on a temporary contract banking
job along with his wife for a short period before finally settling
down in Dublin, Ireland with a full time job in a bank.
intense passion for writing made him write short stories during his
spare time though he never submitted any of them for publication. He
however wrote articles of general interest which were published in
co-authored 2 non-fiction books but he did not credit himself on the
cover as he wanted his name to be on the cover of a novel first.
THE PROMISEâ€™ is RKC Puthranâ€™s debut novel and the first book in
the LOVECARNATION TRILOGY Series.
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Feasting at the Modern Greek Table
by Theo Michaels
Photography by Mowie Kay
Published by Ryland Peters & Small
Â£16.99 / $19.95
this enticing collection of more than 80 recipes inspired by the
flavours of Greece and Cyprus, MasterChef UKâ€™s Theo Michaels pays
homage to his family heritage, championing traditional dishes and
sharing his own modern cooking.
a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, his fresh and
delicious food is organized into chapters entitled Meze, Sea, Land,
Sun, Fire and Sundowners, evoking the Greek way of life.
too can eat like a Greek by celebrating simplicity, seasonality,
abundance, healthy balance and most importantly, the joy of sociable
food sings from these pages: from juicy watermelon, glossy kalamata
olives, to fragrant oregano-roasted meats and delicate fish wrapped
in vine leaves. Choose a selection of mouth-watering dips and sharing
plates to create a Cypriot-style meze; enjoy the freshest fish and
seafood, perfectly grilled or fried and served with nothing more than
a dusting of salt flakes and a squeeze of lemon juice to season; cook
tender yogurt-marinated lamb on skewers over charcoal and wrap it in
fluffy homemade pita to experience souvlaki at home; or whip up
vibrant vegetable and pulse dishes, from cracked wheat pourgouri to
slow-cooked fasolia beans. Finally, make rich Greek desserts the
sweet note to end your meal; serve just enough syrup-drenched baklava
with a bitter black coffee to satisfy that craving or unwind with an
Ouzo Sour or Brandy Sunburn Cocktail.
was born in London and comes from a large Greek Cypriot family. Theo
lived in America for five years, has eaten his way around the world
with a backpack and now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and
reaching the heats of the semi-finals on Masterchef 2014 Theo
resigned from his position as a Board Member of a PLC to follow his
passion for â€˜foodâ€™.
started by hosting his own sell-out pop up restaurant in
Hertfordshire cooking an 8-course taster menu championing modern
Greek cuisine inspired by his family.
couldnâ€™t get a table at Theoâ€™s pop-up restaurant (the waiting
list still remains at over 700) he worked as a private chef creating
exclusive dinner parties for private clients, eventually receiving
recognition in The Financial Times and Telegraph.
private dining and popup restaurant won the regional â€˜Best
Lifestyle Serviceâ€™ award â€“ you can find out more about his
private dining service and read reviews here).
Theo is now the full time Executive Chef for Elsewhere Events
creating imaginative dining experiences for Elsewhereâ€™s venues and
popup events around the world.
Theoâ€™s spare time he has been a guest chef for the Sheraton Grande
in Bangkok, a regular judge for the annual Quality Food Awards and is
frequently in the press and other media including The Food Network,
BBC Radio and usually has one or two other projects up his sleeve.
Michaels is known for cooking â€˜elegant village foodâ€™ inspired by
the flavours of Cyprus and his travels but also for creating
innovative family friendly food that satisfies the reality of modern
has appeared on BBC Breakfast News, Sky TV, The Food Network, is a
regular on BBC 3CR Weekend Kitchen show and is a regular guest chef
on ITVâ€™s This Morning. He is called upon by the national press for
comment and interview on private dining, food and drink trends and
for recipe inspiration. Heâ€™s also regularly spotted cooking at food
festivals. Theoâ€™s inspiration for food varies from his roots, his
travels to cooking for his family and his love of anything cooked
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A witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate greed, the hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and their unintended consequences on every day peopleMonday, April 15th, 2019
witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate greed, the
hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and
their unintended consequences on everyday people.
environmentalism, rare-earth mining and human frailties collide in a
complex of flawed motives. We follow Peter Mount, the self-made Chief
Executive of a London-based rare-earth mining company as he and his
business are buffeted by crisis-torn Royal Bank of Scotland and by
his own actions, real and imagined. Meanwhile in Oregon, Amy Tate and
her group of local environmental activists do their contradictory
part to undermine a component of the green economy, unwittingly
super-charged by the Chinese state. The repercussions of events in
pristine Oregon are felt in the corporate and financial corridors of
New York and London with drastic consequences. This is a deeply
involving novel about the current workings of capitalism,
miscommunication, causes and unexpected effects, love and survival.
Iain Carter was born in Scotland in March 1959, second son of Marian
van Westendorp and Ralph Carter. He attended a variety of bog
standard state schools in northern England and in 1978 went up to
Cambridge to read Economics, taking a First in 1981 when he was
elected a Scholar â€“ too late to enjoy the privilege of walking on
than corporate annual reports, he has not previously been published,
unless you count a letter printed in Business Week deploring the
widespread use of the word â€˜wannabeâ€™ and this quote in Investors
Chronicle: â€œI used to be a banker, then I went straightâ€.
an investment banker Keith worked for three now-disgraced
institutions – he denies that any causation is associated with this
correlation – Lloyds, Drexel Burnham Lambert and NatWest (RBS). A
corporate financier, he ended up by specialising in pharmaceuticals
and, in 1998, was part of a team acquiring a small vaccine business
from GSK. As CEO he took the company public in 2004. Since 2010
Keith has worked as a business consultant to healthcare companies and
as a writer, which he prefers.
lives in London, Yorkshire and aboard a boat currently in Greece. He
is a French-speaking Europhile who also loves America, travel,
politics and economics, reading and writing, music, sailing of all
kinds and food and drink.
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Boy Who Sailed to Spain Book 2
Magical Realism Fiction
first time I saw her she melted the ice in my soul.
is a tiny beautiful five-year-old girl child. She lives in a cave in
dire poverty with her drunkard father and her Saharoui mother and
sister. Her enemies are all the towns children who victimize her and
her sister because of their race and condition. Her only friend is a
single mother named Latifa, and MalakÂ´s grandmother Jeeda Hazzah who
dies of cancer.
Malak is the champion of her family against a violent father and the
children of the Zoco who she fights singlehandedly. This is a magical
and often mystical story of a young girl and the people she stumbles
upon, as she is rushed away by her uncertain destiny, to the land in
which her mother was born, the Sahara Desert. The unravelling of
Malak’s story is also the unsnarling of the web of intrigue
surrounding the North of Africa, and itÂ´s peoples and history, and
the reasons for many current dilemmas in this land of witchcraft and
tale begins in earnest when a wandering ex-warrior happens on the
child and is struck by her magnificent courage and beauty. After a
significant episode with her drunken father and his cronies, having
interceded on the familyÂ´s behalf, he flees with them on a stolen
high-speed cruiser heading for Western Sahara and freedom. In the
course of their errant journey, they are taken into threatening
custody by the Algerian police. MalakÂ´s personality and mystic
nature make of her the flux in an adventure which begins as a race to
return her to her maternal grandfatherÂ´s family. A flight of mercy
will become a race against time as Malak and her friends take on the
impossible. In this, they enlist the help of many tribespeople. Some
tribes known to all and others lost in the wastes of the mysterious
desert and the annals of history.The story comes to an emotional and
pent up conclusion in the least expected possible fashion.
as a standalone**
OÂ´Garra was born in
Gibraltar on the 8th May 1952. Paul and his three siblings were the
children of schoolteachers
and were reared with English discipline, immersed in romantic
literature on the one hand, and a large local family of uncles,
aunts, cousins and a doting grandmother, who was Spanish from Cadiz,
on the other.
was spent roaming across the Up South,
and Europa point areas of Gibraltar engaging in childish games and
adventures, reading extensively
books such as Enid Blytonâ€™ adventure series, â€˜Famous Five,â€™
â€˜Swallows and Amazons Forever,â€™
John Buchan and the â€˜Gorbals Die-hards.â€™
Saturday mornings were a day for avoiding the displeased grimaces of
colonels, delving and searching through the shelves of the old
Garrison library to discover new horizons, characters,
stories. The journey of discovery that had begun with Baba the
Elephant eventually began to grow richer as the classics were
1967, he looked on
as fellow students of Jewish persuasion prepare to leave for Tel Aviv
to defend Israel. Shortly after, the arrival
of General Moshe Dayan at the gates of Cairo, signaled to the world
that IsraelÂ´s direst moment had been
overcome. Paul, at the earliest time
set off in a steamer from Tangiers, sailing to Southampton.
After a spell in London,
he left the UK to discover his roots in Malta.
He alternated callings as a tour guide of Morocco and recoverer of
broken down rented cars in the desert, tour guide of south Spain and
eventually running a flamenco club on the Costa del Sol, in the days
when the Costa was still a new and exciting place to visit.
he set off again to discover new places in the Middle, the Far
East and the Philippines,
and when Perestroika and Glasnost finally arrived at the hands of
Mihail Gorbacheff and the Soviet Union was open, set off to discover
the East there. He studied Russian at St Petersburg and spent time
travelling to the Republic of Udmurtia, Kazan, Siberia and up an
uncharted river to meet Tribes that still lived in the area. Later to
Nizhny Novgorod and the South Volga, then to the
Ukraine travelling from city to city,
falling more and more in love with the great Russian writers and
painters as he went. Seventeen years ago at the age of fifty, Paul
contracted renal cancer.
He was operated on successfully at the Bullfighters Hospital in
Pamplona in North Spain. Metastasis was practically impossible the
surgeons happily reported. Two years later the
cancer metastasised to his lungs on which
he was duly operated,
and half of his
lungs were removed.
Later for reasons undefined he suffered strokes in both eyes and lost
partial sight in one eye and total in the left which he duly
recovered by swimming and praying. Seventeen years have gone by since
the renal cancer was first discovered,
and seven years since his last operation and everything is fine,
remission seems to be total.
still swims at least one or two kilometres per day all year round,
travels, practises martial arts and fervently believes that the Lord
leads him by the hand. After leaving the hospital
he spent some time in Tangiers, hairless, gaunt and on crutches, but
enjoying the warmth and affection of many new friends there. Then off
to Prague to study filmmaking, made several shorts but finally
decided that he would first write and then make movies when the time
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was everything it was supposed to beâ€”and then some… maybe Iâ€™ll kiss himÂ again.â€
be together, each will have to let go of past pain and have faith in a loveÂ that never fades.
Liv Bartlet is the pseudonym for writingÂ partners Becca McCulloch and Sarah McKnight, who have been building worlds and
telling stories together for more than a decade. Theyâ€™ve logged hours ofÂ behind-the-scenes movie and TV footage and challenged each other in a friendlyÂ Oscar guessing game every year this millennium. Lifelong Anglophiles, theirÂ Monkey & Me world sprang to vivid life on a trip to London that includedÂ divine pastries, sublime art, and a spectacular pratfall in the British Museum.
and an ever-expanding roster of pets in Logan, Utah.
his superior officers are killed in action, Corporal Josiah Key
assumes command of the 3rd Battalion, Marine Raiders. In the tiny
village of Shabhut, Yemen, while trying to put the blast on ISIS
forces, an even deadlier enemy emerges: ancient, unreasoning
creatures who tear into both U.S. troops and terrorists without
mercy, leaving brutally dismembered corpses in their wake.
are known as the Idmonarchne
giant prehistoric spiders roused from millennia-long slumber by
power-mad terrorists. These aptly-named â€˜Arachnosaursâ€™ are
hungry. Theyâ€™re angry. And they have declared war against all of
humanity . . . whose days might just be numbered unless Key and his
unit can stop them.
a degree in Creative Writing, obtained before he went to work for
American intelligence. He has seen the worldâ€”and things in itâ€”which
inspired the writing of these novels. Now retired from covert ops,
Jeffries divides his time between rural Connecticut and London. In
his spare time he pursues his lifelong interest in Kung Fu and
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