The Novelist

This blog deals with novels (reading & writing) and reviews




Authors Meet at World Book Fair

#DreamsImplant : Partho Bose speaking at the Authors Meet at World Book Fair held at Pragati Maidan #worldbookfair2018 #bookstagram #novels #books #bestseller #amazon #flipkart #bookfair2018

NY Literary Magazine ‘Best Story Award 2017

We are delighted to announce that our book ‘Dreams Implant’ by Partho Bose has been nominated for NY Literary Magazine ‘Best Story Award 2017’…..Huge congratulations to the Author…. Be Invincible…. #invinciblepublishers #dreamsimplant #parthobose #thriller #crimefiction

#DreamsImplant Wishes All The Readers Merry Christmas #merrychritsmas

Review For Empire Volcano “The princess who donated her kingdom”

I really enjoy the premise of the story; as someone driven by characters, I’m swept away by personal characters and their motives, and you do very well portraying that. Your book has a certain originality that goes beyond words. I felt focused on every detail of the story. What caught my attention in reading this book was the fact that Suellenny was able to overcome her challenges. At first I found it painful that she was a princess accustomed to the luxury of the palace, having to live in the village among the Indians, and to go through some heavy work (although it was a great lesson), I jumped out of the chair when I read that she found Thôr. From the hut I suspected his interest in her, although it was not well explained, but for those who are following this beautiful story from the beginning must have realized that in the past there was already a chemistry between the two. When Suellenny trained with Thôr, I saw that love sometimes goes a long way.

I loved reading your the book.


Review for “The Hurting Game”

I will not review this book but will talk one to one with you. Few would mention it, but I first have to commend you on how clean the writing was. I found few grammatical and spelling errors, meaning you took time to polish your work as best you could before presenting it. Also, your writing style is pretty impressive. I think you are gifted in describing the details of a setting and the mood of it. It was one of the first things that kept me interested even before I got to learn what exactly the story was about. Now, for the story . The main character–and some of the supporting–were fleshed out enough for me to care. Their words and actions said who they were, as opposed to you listing their attributes as many authors usually do before the story even truly starts. Its always a better way for a reader to understand the characters. I enjoyed that you drew me in right into the thick of things from the beginning through an action scene. That way I didn’t have to be bored going through dozens of pages of back story and such before something interesting finally happens. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys thrillers, especially YA action. It was definitely worth a read. The only drawback I’d like to mention is related to the pace of the story. It’s definitely action packed, but I think it would seem even more fast-paced without a good chunk of internal monologue and the characters being left to themselves and their wayward thoughts. It would make the book a lot shorter, as well. Keep reading books and writing them, its the only way to grow as an author. I’m sure if you keep at it, it won’t be too long before more and more people get to hear of Alex Rushmer.

Brilliant YA fun “Darkness Falls”

How did Stephen King put it? Unputdownable. Despite its flaws (which I shall attempt to be constructive with later) it’s not something I could stop reading. Ivy, as a protagonist, is incredibly relatable and what I’ve seen of her character arc in self-discovery is engaging and entertaining. I absolutely adore the chemistry she has with Storm, it’s probably my favourite part of the book. And yes, he always deserves it. The characters are all interesting and engaging, and characterisation marches at a good pace, though I feel that individual character arcs could be made a little clearer. I don’t know if it’s an issue of slow pacing or not, but I feel right now as if this is a directionless story holding on to interest through world-building alone. I see the foreshadowing (slight though it is) and obviously this is going somewhere, but at the moment it feels as if any actual plot is being held at a standstill. Now, obviously Ivy needs to learn and her character arc is very important, but whilst incredibly interesting I feel as if the story, thus far, lacks real excitement aside from the events of part one.  The writing flows like music, gliding between sentences, and I can’t help but be drawn in to this ridiculously interesting world which have been created. The main flaw I found early on was Ivy’s lack of a central motivation, something I see as vital to a protagonist, but as being directionless turns in to finally answering the call good and proper, I find myself not caring. Overall, you’ll find many books better, but none are like this. The author has carved out her own style and created a world you find yourself lost in.

Use of Twitter as a Tool for Marketing for Authors

First time Authors tend to think that writing a good book is all that is required to be  on a bestseller list, though it’s no denying that a good book takes you miles but it’s also important to be heard by the right audience in today’s clutter of huge information being fed on the digital media. Therefore, an author must have perseverance to build ones brand equity. Today we would talk about Twitter and how it helps in building a reader base and following for your book, blog. Being on twitter is a great way to attract new readers to your blog and published books.  Developing your twitter feed is an organic process that you should attend to each day.  I personally spend around ten minutes each day going over my list, following back new followers, blocking bots and “follower sales pitches”, and looking over notifications for comments to respond to.  One of the best tools I have as an author using twitter is the use of hashtags.  It is a word preceded by the pound symbol that allows anyone on Twitter to find my post, even if they are not a follower of my twitter feed.  I try and use two or three hashtags in my posts for this reason.  Any more than that would be overkill.

List of General Hashtags for Authors

This list is some of the more common hashtags used by authors to promote their blog posts and work.  

 Connecting with Authors                           

  • #AmWriting
  • #AmEditing
  • #IndieAuthors
  • #WordCount
  • #WriterWednesday (or #WW)
  • #WritersLife
  • #WritingPrompt
  • #WIP
  • #WritingTips
  • #WriteTip
  • #WritersTellMe

Connecting via Genre

  • #Fantasy
  • #FlashFic
  • #KidLit
  • #History
  • #Horror
  • #FanFic
  • #Romance
  • #SciFi
  • #YA

Connecting With Readers

  • #BookGiveaway
  • #bookpost
  • #books
  • #bookworm
  • #bookslover
  • #iBooks
  • #kindle
  • #MustRead
  • #ReadingList
  • #WorthReading
  • #WhatToRead