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A dark, seductive and irresistibly captivating love story, Krish weaves romance and revenge in a hypnotic dance... When Nicole Hill lands a new client, the magnetic yet disturbing Raphael De'Angelo, her carefully orchestrated life takes a dangerous turn. In the blink of an eye, everything Nicole holds precious is snatched away from her. Too late Nicole discovers how deadly and twisted the alluring …

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Laziness, boredom, whatever…

For the past few days, I have struggled to find the zest for writing. Maybe it's the weather, or just plain laziness? Whatever, I keep finding distractions like Instagram or Netflix. Even drying up dishes has suddenly taken priority over knuckling down to pen Krish Book II. In fact, I'm not reading either. Though there are my usual …

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The truth about me

It had been a morning like any other in the office, me battling my usual demons, oblivious to the fresh hell the next call would bring. That day, I met Raphael De'Angelo for the first time. De'Angelo turned out to be the most intolerable client I'd ever had the misfortune of encountering. For reasons beyond my comprehension, he seemed hell-bent on …

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Reigning darkness

Just a few years ago, I remember having to wear my winter coat by this time of the year. Today, there is glorious sunshine, reminiscent of a warm spring morning. In fact, judging by the tiny pink buds peeking from some branches, one would be forgiven for thinking it was April, already. The only sign of winter's …

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Forever and ever romances

There is something wonderful about the classic romances like Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre. No matter how many times I read them, they never get boring. In fact, there is always something new to be discovered, like a description or a mini arc that hadn't been noticed before. These stories are so captivating, I can even remember the …

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Magic of photography

It never ceases to amaze me, how some individuals can point a camera at anything, be it scrap metal or rotting heaps of compost, and make the images alluring, evocative. Yet, the innate beauty of those mundane scenes eludes the untrained eye, though we encounter them daily, and fail to grace them with a second glance. Somehow, photographers manage to glean the shining soul …

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The heart of a reader

On of the best and worst things about creative writing is its subjectivity. Beauty is truly in the eyes, and heart, of the reader. No amount of formal education automatically endows a person with the gift of storytelling or, a flair for wordsmithing. A key learning point during my quest for a literary agent, was the realisation that my educational background and work experience, …

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How to write a synopsis

Following on from When to submit to literary agents? and How to write a cover letter, here's my experience of writing a successful synopsis. At the start, I'd assumed a synopsis is essentially the flashy blurb on the backs of book covers. It is not. The blurb, though exciting, provides a mere gist about the novel, whereas a synopsis, equally enticing, outlines …

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It began with junk

Life is about making the most of every opportunity, even the much loathed junk mail, deluging through mail flaps each day, in blatant disregard of the polite yet clear signs, stuck on front doors, decreeing 'NO JUNK MAIL, PLEASE'. Out of sheer boredom, one Saturday morning I deigned to flicking through the mountain of bargains and freebies, languishing on our long-suffering …

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