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An Author Career

Sometimes it is time to look back. For me it is normal life but some say it is an author career.

Faraaz Kazi in interview with infibeam

Faraaz Kazi, the Writer Who Put Indian Romance Fiction on World Map, Talks about His New Book, Love and More

“With Truly, Madly, Deeply, esteemed writer Faaraz Kazi, made a stunning début and how! Kazi went on to win the 2013 National Début Youth Fiction Award and received the YCOF National Excellence award in Creative Writing. He is also first Indian author to have won coveted ‘Best Début (Romance)’ title at the international Goodreads choice awards.

His book Truly, Madly, Deeply, won him the tag of being called the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India.’ So far, it is the only Indian book to have been nominated in 7 categories at the Goodreads choice awards. It is also the only Indian book to feature in the ‘Top 100 YA Global Fiction’ list.

Kazi is a fellow member of the prominent ‘Film Writers Association of India.’ He is a three-time post graduate and also a certified soft-skills trainer. In addition, Kazi is the founder and CEO of DigiImprint Solutions, India’s first exclusive promotional agency for authors and artists. He is a well-known personality in literary fraternity and on social media.”

Read the whole interview here:
http://blog.infibeam.com/2015/02/faraaz-kazi-author-interview

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Love is in the air

And now LOVE is officially in the air!
Felt proud to finally hold the book in my hand. 🙂

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Love by Faraaz Kazi

Content:

From a man who lives in his past overhearing the whispers of the present to a woman who rescues dying souls through her blessed aura. From a little boy who must realize the truth of his life so that he can face the fears of the future to a pair of lovers who are reborn with little clue of what fate has in store for them. From a granddaughter who recollects the warm fuzzy days of her childhood to an old lady who still reminisces about the time she first fell in love. From a girl who must return to her roots to discover the reality of her true love to a stalker who tries to hide his worst secret, even from himself.

This promising anthology featuring modern Indian writing aims to capture love in all its raw forms and diverse states. For contrary to popular belief, love is just one word with many volatile emotions.

Join best-selling author, Faraaz Kazi in this journey through that one word that defines us all and one that we cannot define, as he unravels the mystery of love through a first of its kind work that features fourteen vivid stories that span across genres connected by that thing called LOVE.

Order at Amazon India:

http://www.amazon.in/Love-Volatile-Emotions-Faraaz-Kazi/dp/9350881020

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Reviews like these bring a smile to my face. Thank you again readers, for making it the no. 1 Indian horror bestseller.

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“There were few stories within that scared the hell out of me so much that I actually stopped reading the book in between for sometime. And yes (guilty!!) I read the book only during the day couldn’t manage to read it at night and neither when I was travelling. And they have created a benchmark of their own in terms of horror as a genre”- Blogger Namrata M.

Read the entire review here:

http://www.privytrifles.co.in/2014/04/book-review-other-side-by-faraaz-kazi.html

‘The Other Side’ I am told had an amazingly successful day at Hans Raj College, Delhi where it was the official book partner of their annual college event, Vanjya Utsav.
The book was part of the corporate bidding, sales-pitch process, kind of an inter-collegiate contest between different teams from various colleges in a never before tried marketing initiative. It seems to have received a wonderful response by students across the NCR region attending the fest. — feeling happy.

Back to ruling the charts! The book is sharing space with legends like Woody Allen, Oscar Wilde and EA Poe!
No. 1 horror best-seller on Amazon.

Get your copy here: http://www.amazon.in/The-Other-Side-Visit-Alone/dp/9350880768 — with Vivek Banerjee.

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Remember the first book?

Cover of Truly Madly Deeply by Faraaz Kazi

Still available: http://www.amazon.com/Truly-Madly-Deeply-Faraaz-Kazi-ebook/dp/B008G1FGA4

Faraaz Kazi: Truly, Madly, Deeply

Cover

Faraaz Kazi: Truly, Madly, Deeply – A Novel

Novel By Faraaz Kazi Truly, Madly, Deeply

Because sometimes people actually do feel that way. Sometimes you feel like it’s caving in on you.
Sometimes people really do feel like they don’t want to exist,
Something like they want to curl up in a ball and drift into that place between life and death saying ‘I don’t want to exist.’
No, it is not the same as ‘I want to die’.
It’s just saying ‘For the time being, I wish I could go somewhere and not have to feel.’
No stupid, there is nothing wrong in that, perhaps you won’t understand because you haven’t walked my path…
And if you don’t know how it feels this way, then you have no right to judge someone who does!

Faraaz Kazi is on Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and Johntext. You can write him here: contact@faraazkazi.com or on the “contact” – part of his website www.faraazkazi.com.

Cheap, cheaper, cheapest … The Other Side

‘The Other Side’ is available for almost nothing on Amazon Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/The-Other-Side-Faraaz-Kazi-ebook/dp/B00GYYHBGW

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Faraaz Kazi is on Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and Johntext. You can write him here: contact@faraazkazi.com or on the “contact” – part of his website www.faraazkazi.com.

Review: The Other Side

“From the good, bad and ugly, the book has it all. It is a real spook-fest and guarantees a few ‘crescendo music’ moments especially if read in the night complete with BGM. But even in daylight, you can see the book is well written”- Blogger Dhivya Balaji.

Read the entire review here: http://readmuse.blogspot.in/2014/01/the-other-side-by-vivek-bannerjee-and.html

REVIEW:

The Other Side is a collection of thirteen short stories. We received this as a part of Readers’ Cosmos Review Program. Complete with the obsession over number thirteen, a spooky cover and a really scintillating book back summary, the book has all the essential elements of a spooky novel. The book starts with a prelude. The setting is mountainside and the two authors start sharing their own personal ‘ghost’ stories and therein start a germ of an idea. They start writing about a few stories, each progressing in its supernatural element.

There are dead people haunting the place they lived as ghosts, paranormal sounds, and all the special effects. In one story, a honeymoon couple faces the worst experience of their life. There are tarot readers, spirit communicators, tantriks, and ghosts aplenty. In another story, a group of young men faces ghosts from the past. Yet another couple faces a mythical monster. There are adventure lovers who plan in detail only for the plan to go awry. Intervention from the paranormal forces compels the characters to lose their wits. There are your essential spirits who have died with unfulfilled desires, who try to live life again through the living.

From the good, bad and ugly, the book has it all. It is a real spook-fest and guarantees a few ‘crescendo music’ moments especially if read in the night complete with BGM. But even in daylight, you can see the book is well written. All stories are similar and different in their own respects. There are certain points that are common, and there are the chilling moments. But this is because, as a whole, the aim of the story is to spook you. The authors have maintained writing equally in first person and third person narratives. And there is a seamless motion between pages. And they have also not resorted to the usual spooky locations to write the stories.

There are ample native elements complete with vernacular words in the story. Though otherwise, the language is good and is also devoid of spelling and grammatical errors. The plot of each story and the characterisation is clean, relatable and does its job. The book overall is well written but does leave something to be desired for. Where the book becomes a bit lacking is the repetitiveness of horror. The content of thirteen stories, though as varied as can be, are unfortunately slightly repetitive and remind us of old stories that our grannies told us to stop us from venturing out at night.

This was one book that was hard to put down. Not only due to its interesting stories but also the natural curiosity of ‘what next’ that makes up the mind of every human and keeps feeding such supernatural occurrences. After all, the mind is the first storage place for such stories to manifest and it has the amazing power of drawing totally improbable threads to prove every story and memory are relatable. (Disclaimer: Not writing this because I am spooked. I have had my share of inexplicable experiences but nothing this horrendous. And my rational mind tells me there are explanations for every such event.)

WHAT I LIKED: The nice way the stories have been written, the prelude and the epilogue, language.

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER: One can only be as unique as our history and stories allow. Therefore there are unavoidable clichés in the stories.

VERDICT: Go for it if you like your spook adventure books. If such stories tend to stay with you, give this one a thought. It can be realistic enough if you are easily scared. BOO!

RATING: 4.2

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

VIVEK BANNERJEE

A paediatrician by profession, Vivek Banerjee is an author by accident. He lives in Saharanpur with his parents, obstetrician wife and two children. The pressures of his profession leave him with little leisure but he still finds time for his varied interests. An avid traveller, he has covered the length and breadth of the country in real life and the rest of the world in his imagination. A voracious reader, music lover, self-confessed geek and an amateur ornithologist, he would rather walk the road less travelled, given the time and opportunity. A Bengali by birth, he has grown up in various towns of North India and studied in many different schools and colleges. He started writing on Rediff blogs where he is known as Ben and went on to write his debut novel THE LONG ROAD.

He has also been published by Westland in ‘Chicken Soup for Indian Doctors Soul’, Grapevine India in ‘Shades of Love’ and APK Publishers in ‘Shades of Black’.

He won an all India short story competition for his story ‘The hunter’ which was published in ‘Kaleidoscope’ by Parlance publishers.

An anthology of stories about the paranormal, ‘The Other Side’, co-authored with Faraaz Kazi is a recent offering.
He is also a part of ‘Carnival’ by Litizen.com

FARAZ KAZI

The winner of the 2013 National Debut Youth Fiction Award and also the recipient of the YCOF National Excellence award in Creative Writing apart from being the first Indian author to win the coveted ‘Best Debut (Romance)’ title at the international Goodreads choice awards, Faraaz Kazi has been tagged as the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India’ by many and is rated amongst the top male romance writers in the country.

A certified soft-skills trainer and a three-time post grad, Kazi is the Founder and CEO of DigiImprint Solutions, India’s first exclusive promotional agency for authors and artists that recently forayed into handling corporate brands. He also consults for a few public relations firms and publishing houses. Felicitated by numerous institutes, bodies and organizations alike, Kazi is a well-known name in the social media and literary fraternity. He is fondly referred to as ‘The Young Marketer’ and operates a revolutionary blog with the same name and writes for major media houses.

Kazi is a fellow member of the esteemed ‘Film Writers Association of India.’ Truly Madly Deeply, his debut mainstream romance novel is the only Indian book to have seven category nominations in the Goodreads annual readers’ choice awards and is also the only Indian book in the ‘Top 100 YA Global Fiction’ list. Kazi is a voracious reader and counts singing as his second love.

EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Paperback

PRICE: Rs. 150 for Paperback

BOOK LINKS: http://www.amazon.in/The-Other-Side-Visit-Alone/dp/9350880768/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388422361&sr=8-1&keywords=the+other+side+vivek+banerjee

No. 1 Horror Best-seller On Amazon

Back to ruling the charts! The book is sharing space with legends like Woody Allen, Oscar Wilde and EA Poe!
No. 1 horror best-seller on Amazon.

Get your copy here: http://www.amazon.in/The-Other-Side-Visit-Alone/dp/9350880768 — with Vivek Banerjee.

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Faraaz Kazi is on Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and Johntext. You can write him here: contact@faraazkazi.com or on the “contact” – part of his website www.faraazkazi.com.

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Faraaz Kazi is on Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and Johntext. You can write him here: contact@faraazkazi.com or on the “contact” – part of his website www.faraazkazi.com.