Seriously, Funny!


Seriously, Funny!


These are the two words which are having two opposite meanings. But here in his acclaimed novel Saurbh Katyal has combined these two emotions together, perfectly and boy! What a great cocktail, this book has been!

Saurbh chose to travel an untrodden path and wrote this beautiful detective fiction with a good amount of humor. But what makes him and his book stands out is the way he has completely given a new definition to this genre with the awesome, witty one liner. Now, how creatively the author has created the protagonist when we read him saying this dialogue, ‘Most detectives die young, not from gunshots, but because of pickled liver or malaria.’  It was a pleasure to read Vishal Bajaj, the main protagonist enunciating this dictum. The most important part other than the thrilling suspense, intriguing plot and memorable characters is the way we get a sneak peek into the way this detective tries to solve the case, in his style!

Let us go back to the history, Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot where known for their peculiar and uncommon methods. They became famous because of their unusual style. And may be, this is too early to proclaim, but if the author re-introduces this detective from Seduced by Murder in his subsequent novels, then maybe he with his unique knack of solving the cases in his own style, may also lead him to that coveted list of famous detective characters.

Well, we have no doubt in rating this as the best detective fiction written by an Indian author. And may be, this is just a beginning, we are sure to see much more advanced and improved detective thrillers with his signature style in Saurbh’s upcoming books

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When detective Vishal Bajaj receives a call from his old flame Aditi, he is seduced into a vortex of family lies and a murder. Vishal sets out to catch the murderer, while dealing with the resurgence of an irresistible desire for Aditi that he had buried years ago.

Vishal is witty, hard drinking, tough private detective who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty as he races against time to catch a meticulous killer. Seduced by Murder weaves a web of noir and suspense that keeps the reader riveted and guessing till the end.

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EMOTIONS: Tera ishq… By Sunidhi Meesala


Tere honto ko chu na paun main
Tere lafzon ko bhul na paun main
Tune mujhe apnaya nahi
Phir bhi tujhe apne dil se nikala nahi

Tujhe main apne mann me basaye rakhungi
Laakh koshish ke baad bhi nikal na paungi
Nafrat na karna kabhi hamse
Chahat badhana ho to sirf hamse

Raho par chalte chalte takra gaye
Pata bhi nahi chala ke kab tum itne khaas ho gaye
Aankhein uski kuch to kehti hain mujhse
Deewangi meri ab sirf hai uspe
Najane yeh khwab sach honge ya nahi
Intazaar me rahungi main aakhri tak sahi

Din beet jaate hain kahani bankar
Yaadein reh jaati hain nishani bankar
Par yeh rishta rahega hamesha aankhon me paani bankar
Rehna chahti hu main tere dil me rajkumari bankar


Book Review: Progeny of a Killer by J. M. Shorney

Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review Progeny of a Killer by J. M. Shorney


  • Book Description

Progeny Of A Killer Cover

 Sometimes the past throws up more than you can handle… When Aidan McRaney is sent into infiltrate the lair of a man obsessed with seeking revenge on the British for the murder of his IRA father, he is forced to confront a past he never knew existed. A fast-paced, tense thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.


  • My View

 Progeny of a Killer by J.M. Shorney is an Irish political thriller set against the backdrop of the city of London. The protagonist, Aidan McRaney is an ex-con, now working as an undercover agent for the wheel chair borne Treveleyan. Unlike most of the secret agents we are familiar with, McRaney is a different breed. He has a past which denies him a peaceful job and he is forced into this profession only to look after his family – his loving wife, son Patrick, daughter Catie and sister Bridget. An alcoholic and chain smoker, McRaney seems unfit for the job. There are moments in the story where he has to choose between his family and profession. The mental conflicts lose him his nerves at times which he feels ashamed of.


McRaney and his colleague, Dennis Mitchell breaks into Cartright’s home to find DVDs of him, a pedophile abusing teen girls. Aware of the fact that Lamond brothers for whom Cartright worked for are no more, the duo is determined to find out who the boss is.

McRaney is introduced to Daniel Fergus Corrigan as the prime suspect by Lorna Allardyce, sister of McRaney’s former girlfriend. She also works for Treveleyan. He is also informed of the fate of Jason Lang, another agent of Treveleyan who was tarred and feathered for trying to infiltrate into Corrigan’s deeds.

Even though I wish to continue, any further revelation is going to kill the thrill and suspense of the readers who wish to read this fast paced thriller. Shocking suspense, twists and some higher order violence make this book a good read. A special mention to be given for the author for her command over the Irish history. I had to Google and depend on Wikipedia to get a clear picture of the various milestone events of Irish history presented in the book.

Ending this review without saying a word about Danny aka Daniel Fergus Corrigan will be a crime. Though the antagonist, this character will definitely leave a mark once you finish reading the book: at least I felt so. A smart, cool and low profile guy who seeks revenge and retaliation for an event that took place almost a century ago.

My rating: 3/5

Title: Progeny of a Killer

Author: J. M. Shorney

ISBN-10: 1910223050

ISBN-13: 978-1910223055

Genre: Fiction/Thriller

Publisher: Consilience Media, 27 May 2014

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So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room

Reviewed By:  Rahul Mohan V (Team WordBite)  


Book Review: Scorched by his fire by Reet Singh

Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review Scorched by his fire by Reet Singh


  • Book Description


Mita Ramphul belongs to a typical Indian family and she cannot attend another family gathering without her relatives badgering her about getting married. In order to divert her family’s attention, she introduces the stunning, suave and devastatingly handsome, Tanay Devkumar, as her boyfriend to her family. Tanay and Mita despise each other initially, but things start to change between them. After spending time with Tanay, Mita finds herself always thinking and fantasizing about him. Mita was completely unaware of the effect Tanay was having on her and had never felt this way before. She finds herself immensely attracted to Tanay. The story proceeds from the plush locations of Mauritius to the crowded streets of Delhi and Calcutta. Does Tanay feel the same for Mita? Will she be able to confess her love for Tanay?


  • My View

Scorched by his fire by Reet Singh is a steamy hot story between Mita and Tanay.

They are not the usual hushy mushy lovers who make you sweat with steamy hot passionate love making saga.

They are smart, intelligent and brainy characters with a steamy story that is hot with hatred for each other that transforms into a series of uncontrolled events.

Tanay, who is full of hatred for Mita, strategically bumps into her at a party. She feels uncomfortable in his presence such that she is forced to run away but at the same time she feels the warmth of his body, or shud I say his love?

A sweet-salty story of a balanced love- hate relationship. An edgy story that transports you from one state of mind to another as a cake walk.

Both characters  are strong headed and determined about their own terms and conditions. Destiny, the mysterious player of lives, comes into play and binds them together to eternity.

But this is not all. Mita has a lot more to uncover from her life. It’s an ordeal to dig deeper into her origins and find out who her father was. Tanay, being her constant companion in the hour of need.

An interesting addition to the mystery genre from the publisher. Reet is here for a  serious bussiness and she has proved her mettle in this one shot. She successfully manages to hold the reader’s attention to the expected limits. No extra shit, pure pleasure should be a perfect liner for her introduction.

Read and get scorched by her fire. If you love unhiding mysteries, this one is especially for you.

  • My rating: 4/5

 Title: Scorched by his Fire

Author: Reet Singh

ISBN-13: 9789351063742

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Harlequin India Pvt. Ltd.

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So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room

Reviewed By:  Priyanka Batra Harjai (Team WordBite)


Emotions: Ek Sandesh… by Sagar Kadu (Team WordBite)

Ek Sandesh…

 Ek Sandesh

Kisiki Yaadein Etani Tanaha Kar Jati Hai

Ki Bhid Mai Bhi Akela Hona Ka Ehesaas Dilati Hai

Jaane Kyon Yeh Yaadein Baar Baar Satati Hai

Shayad Jindagi Mai Koi Toh Hone Ka Ehsaas Dialati Hai


Jaane Kahan Muze Chhod Kar Chali Gayi Tum

Ek Hari Bhari Jindagi Jane Kahan Ho Gayi Gum

Ek Ek Din Ab Bhari Lag Raha Hai

Lagata Hai Yeh Jindagi Khatm Karane Ka Vakt Aa Gaya Hai


Apane Dukh Me Mai Etana Gum Ho Gaya

Ki Janm Dene wale Maa-Baap Ko Bhul Gaya

Nahi Karana Kisi Ko Yaad Abase

Yahi Sandesh Hai Mere Es Kavita Se Sabase








Rapid Fire: With the Best Selling Author Purba Chakraborty

Rapid Fire with the Best Selling Author Purba Chakraborty

Purba Chakraborty is born to a Bengali family in Kolkata on 17th June, 1990. She is a freelance content writer, blogger, book reviewer and magazine writer. ‘WALKING IN THE STREETS OF LOVE AND DESTINY’ is her first novel. Her second novel is ‘THE HIDDEN LETTERS…”.Many of her short stories have been published in various anthologies namely “Stories for your valentine” and “Fusion-A mingled flavour mocktail”. She is currently working on her next manuscript.
Team WordBite  is delighted to talk with her.
Here is the Rapid Fire round with Miss Freebird, Purba.



Team WordBite: What do you enjoy the most writing or reading?Purba Chakraborty:  Of course, writing.

Team WordBite: We thank God for that, we are very lucky to read your books, ok which one is your favorite book?                                        Purba Chakraborty: The Last Poem by Tagore

Team WordBite: Great choice, ok Purba, tell me something which you always regret doing?                                                                                 Purba Chakraborty: I regret being lazy in the last few years.

 Team WordBite:  So next question….An author you are jealous of?                                                                                                                                                    Purba Chakraborty: hehehe, I am not jealous of any author. But I love Preeti Shenoy. I love the way she has shaped her name in the writing world

Team WordBite: Yeah she is superb. Life is what you make it by Preeti Shenoy is an awesome book…good.  Ok Purba, if you get a chance to co author a book with another author…who will be that author?                                                                                                                                            Purba Chakraborty: I am not so fond of co-authoring. But if given a choice, I would love to write with Preeti Shenoy or Anjali Kirpalani. I like and admire both of their style.

Team WordBite: Anjali kripalani…Wow…By the way can choose one amongst these                                                                                                                    Ruskin bond or Ravinder Singh?                                                                

 Purba Chakraborty: Ruskin Bond

Team WordBite: What will you choose amongst these- your book being critically acclaimed and winning many awards or your book selling 500000 copies                                                                                            Purba Chakraborty: The former of course

Team WordBite: Ok, so Chetan bhagat or Arvind Adiga?                            Purba Chakraborty: Arvind Adiga

Team WordBite:  hmmm…first Ravinder Singh and now Chetan bhagat… 😉 impressive:                                                                                                      Purba Chakraborty: when did I choose them?

Team WordBite: You chose them to be ignored, haha                                   Purba Chakraborty: Lol !

 Team WordBite: The personalities whom you idolize?                                   Purba Chakraborty: Jhumpa Lahiri, Shreya Ghoshal , Shahrukh Khan ( From 3 Diff fields)

Team WordBite: Hmmm…SRK…hmmm….now…is there a book, reading which, your heart said, “I wish I. could have written this book”                                                                                                                                      Purba Chakraborty: There are many actually. When I read Life is what you make it and The one you cannot have, I felt that I wish I had written these books.

Team WordBite: Ohh…beautiful choices I guess somewhere someone will definitely feel the same about your book the hidden letters

Purba Chakraborty: I wish
 Team WordBite:  ok What if you were our country’s Pradhan Mantri                                                                                                                                        Purba Chakraborty: i am the worst liar of this world…so I would have been a terrible PM.I Cant say lies well

Team WordBite: Ohoho….but if you have diplomacy in your blood then you can work it out….what’s say                                                                      Purba Chakraborty: I am learning the art of diplomacy these days

Team WordBite: Ha-ha… on a serious note, deep down in her heart, PURBA is-                                                                                                                           Purba Chakraborty: Emotional

Team WordBite: Hmm..ok…your latest book’s title is The Hidden Letters….so share with us one secret of yours, be true…remember you have admitted that you can’t lie                                                                     Purba Chakraborty: okay, I was a very quiet, timid and nerdy type of person in my school days. And now I am the exact opposite so I can relate myself to the character of Naina in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.  A very good friend brought out the real me which was locked up somewhere aft my mom’s demise.

Team WordBite: Ohh…a big thank you for that friend. If he wasn’t there, we may not be so fortunate to get to read stories from you         Purba Chakraborty: Absolutely

Team WordBite: Jokes apart…Your favourite book which released this year

Purba Chakraborty: I think it will be. Adultery by Paulo Coelho. Few pages left to complete though.

Team WordBite: Ok and your favourite punch line that you use every time…no dialogues of SRK please

Purba Chakraborty: hahaha, Live life kingsize and stop being so negative…i keep saying this to all (not sure if it is a punchline)
Team WordBite: Okay, When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Purba Chakraborty: I am writing a story with 9 fellow bloggers for a contest by blogadda. It’s a new thing for me and it is so exciting. Started this from 11 Sep

Team WordBite: A wierd thing about PURBA…according to you

Purba Chakraborty: My mood changes every 1 hr, yeah, seriously.

Team WordBite: Ehhh…..seriously? Am I in any sort of danger from that?

Purba Chakraborty: ha ha..No don’t worry

Team WordBite: Thank god…ok a mistake which you find beautiful and you do not regret doing it

Purba Chakraborty: i spend a lot of money on buying books and music Cds and I never regret it. I tell my best friends to gift me books

Team WordBite: One word substitution for Purba Chakraborty

Purba Chakraborty: freebird

Team WordBite: Ok now that u have come up with your  second novel….n you are a senior now in the industry….shoot out some suggestions for upcoming aspiring authors                                                          Purba Chakraborty: Patience and perseverance will lead you to success. So work hard and be patient.

Team WordBite: …oh…that is very sweet of you….Last but not the least….they say the only thing which is constant in life is change…so Purba… u want to change anything in your life or our society?

Purba Chakraborty: I would want to be more organized and disciplined in life.

Team WordBite: Ok…so here we end with our rapid round…please quote something from your book

Purba Chakraborty: “when your time is not at your best, you be at your best”

Team WordBite:  OK, so thank you for bearing us, we enjoyed a lot having you in this rapid fire interview.                                                                     Purba Chakraborty: I loved this rapid fire too. It was fun answering all the questions. You were an awesome interviewer! 🙂


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