Happy New Year 2015! - Antara - dare to be differen

happy new year all

Happy holidays to all! It’s been a crazy and very intense year literally as in the last hour I independently published my first book The Wishing Coin (Yuppie!) which is being sold only for 99 cents. I am aware that the hard part is yet coming and that’s why I offer my email subscribers a free copy of my book in exchange for a review. You can alternatively contact me here. 

Short Blurb about The Wishing Coin:

TV reporter Julia Preston is frustrated in life and love…
…until a street vendor sells her a magical coin that fulfills all her darkest wishes
Denied a promised promotion, TV reporter Julia Preston learns that it went instead to ambitious newcomer Jennifer Bailey. Even worse, she discovers that Bailey is dating her ex. Walking home, seething with anger, Julia encounters a street vendor selling wishing coins. Skeptical, she’s not interested until he offers an old tarnished coin with some geometrical figures that intrigue her. It soon becomes clear that the vendor’s pitch was real; she has come into possession of a miraculous weapon to use against those who have wronged her. But what seems like the answer to her prayers soon begins to feel more like a curse.

The Wishing Coin

Why reading this novella?

I am very interested in yoga, psychology and religion. When I started practicing yoga, I began to realize that our desires and wishes aren’t very good for us, let alone for others. The Bhagavad Gita (an ancient Hindu scripture) says that the root of all evil is desire. We, as human beings, always have a lot of desires and wishes. I started asking myself what one would do if all their wishes could be fulfilled; how far people would go. That’s why I created the fictional character Julia Preston who embodies today’s limitless greed for fame, money and success.

I believe books are best suited for the holidays and currently I enjoy the Book Thief. It’s a deep, thought-provoking story about the lives in Germany in WW2. I also bought The Tyrant’s Daughter which tackles the issues of immigrants and destinies of people in the Middle East. I have on my book list also The Beam by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant. It would be a very literature year, no doubt!

Again, happy holidays and talk to you soon.

Happy New Year 2015!
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