India

Beautiful HariHara Temple and lovely Ranganatha Swamy Ashrama – Kommaranahalli

Ranganatha Swamy temple of Kommaranahalli My father was always fascinated with  “Helavanakatte Giriyamma Story” and envisioned visiting this place. That story was a part of my Father’s education curriculum. When he told us, we will stop at this place, none of us were very keen.  We weren’t interested in visiting this unknown remote unheard village.… Continue reading Beautiful HariHara Temple and lovely Ranganatha Swamy Ashrama – Kommaranahalli

India

Tranquilizing Kudalasangama

After exploring full day in Badami, we started towards Kudalasangama in the evening. Kudalasangama in Bagalkot district of Karnataka is an important center of pilgrimage for Lingayats. It is located about 15 kilometres from the Almatti Dam. This place is more enticing to me than Badami caves. I m spell bound by the beauties of… Continue reading Tranquilizing Kudalasangama

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Alluring Badami Caves.

We got up early in the morning, freshened up and went to Banashankari temple again. Our elaborate “Abhisheka Pooja” took 3hours. Once we finished that, we had our breakfast in the local hotel and started towards Badami Caves around 10 AM. There is definitely something magical about these boulders and rocky cliffs city of Badami.… Continue reading Alluring Badami Caves.

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Ancient Archeological Temples of Aihole and Charismatic Monuments of Pattadakal

Ancient temple town of Aihole Our next destination post Banashankari temple was Aihole. Its located around 35 kms from Badami. Aihole was the cultural capital during the period of Western Chalukya dynasty of Badami. Main attraction here is the archeological park. This tiny village is located on the banks of River Malaprabha. Durga Devi Durga… Continue reading Ancient Archeological Temples of Aihole and Charismatic Monuments of Pattadakal

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A visit to Ancient Adobe -Banashankari Devi Temple – Near Badami

I have been going to caves of Badami and its nearby places from my childhood days as our Home Deity goddess “Banashankari” temple is located at cholachagudda near Badami. My mom wanted to do an elaborate ceremonial worship in Banashankari temple and welcome our new family member. We all jumped in to make our offerings… Continue reading A visit to Ancient Adobe -Banashankari Devi Temple – Near Badami

Fantasy

One Foot in the Grave(Night Huntress Universe #2) by Jeaniene Frost

Title: One Foot in the Grave(Night Huntress Universe #2) Author:  Jeaniene Frost  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Series – Book 2 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Magical World, Vampire World, Paranormal Primary Characters: Catherine (Cat), Bones  Narration: Single POV Why does all good books have bad book cover ☹? I personally prefer to imagine and have my own creation… Continue reading One Foot in the Grave(Night Huntress Universe #2) by Jeaniene Frost

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Halfway to the Grave(Night Huntress Universe #1) by Jeaniene Frost

Title: Halfway to the Grave(Night Huntress Universe #1) Author:  Jeaniene Frost  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Series – Book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Magical World, Vampire World, Paranormal Primary Characters: Catherine (Cat), Bones  Narration: Single POV When I picked this book on random, I was prepared to be disappointed. however, it was way different than I expected.… Continue reading Halfway to the Grave(Night Huntress Universe #1) by Jeaniene Frost

Fantasy

Dark Harmony(The Bargainer #3) By Laura Thalassa

Title: Dark Harmony(The Bargainer #3) Author:  Laura Thalassa  My Rating:  🌟🌟1/2 Type: Series – Book 3 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Magical World Primary Characters: Callie, Desmond  Narration: Dual POV As I said in my pervious review, I was intrigued with mystery of “Thief of Souls”. I wanted to know who it was. The strange behavior of… Continue reading Dark Harmony(The Bargainer #3) By Laura Thalassa

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The strange Hymn(The Bargainer #2) by Laura Thalassa

Title: The strange Hymn(The Bargainer #2) Author:  Laura Thalassa  My Rating:  🌟🌟1/2 Type: Series – Book 2 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Magical World Primary Characters: Callie, Desmond  Narration: Dual POV I was skeptical to pick this book.  I gave some gap before picking up book 2, thinking I won’t be biased. I definitely wanted to know… Continue reading The strange Hymn(The Bargainer #2) by Laura Thalassa

Fantasy

House of Earth and Blood(Crescent City #1) By Sarah J Mass

Title: House of Earth and Blood(Crescent City #1) Author:  Sarah J. Maas My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 Type: series – (this is the only book released as of now) Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical world, Action & Adventure, Fiction Primary Characters: Bryce, Hunt Secondary Characters: Danika, Ruhn, Hypaxia, Tristan, Lehabah, Jesiba, Fury, Tharion, Aidas I have been a huge fan of Sarah… Continue reading House of Earth and Blood(Crescent City #1) By Sarah J Mass

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Heart on Fire(Kingmaker Chronicles #3) by Amanda Bouchet

Title: Heart on Fire(Kingmaker Chronicles #3) Author:  Amanda Bouchet My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Trilogy – Book 3 Genre: Fantasy, Magical world, Action & Adventure, Fiction Primary Characters: Catalia, Griffin Secondary Characters: Kato, Carver, Flynn A satisfying conclusion to this spell bound, action filled series.  This book was slightly disappointing in the end. I was hoping for more action in final war… Continue reading Heart on Fire(Kingmaker Chronicles #3) by Amanda Bouchet

Fantasy

Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #2)

Title: Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #2) Author:  Amanda Bouchet My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Trilogy – Book 2 Genre: Fantasy, Magical world, Action & Adventure, Fiction Primary Characters: Catalia, Griffin Secondary Characters: Kato, Craver, Flynn This is another wonderful sequel to action filled trilogy series. I was hooked on this intriguing and amazing world. This is a unique fantasy romance series… Continue reading Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #2)

Fantasy

A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1)

Title: A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) Author:  Amanda Bouchet My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Trilogy – Book 1 Genre: Fantasy, Magical world, Action & Adventure, Fiction Primary Characters: Catalia, Griffin Secondary Characters: Kato, Craver, Flynn Narration: Limited third party I picked this up on random without any expectations. This book is wonderful. This book exceeded all my expectations. It may look… Continue reading A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1)

Fantasy

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely Author:  Brigid Kemmerer My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 Type: Trilogy. Book -1 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Magical World,YA Primary Characters: Grey, Rhen, Harper Narration: Limited third party This book was suggested to me by several fellow readers in different reading groups. After reading burb I thought it’s time to pick this as I have been gushing… Continue reading A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Fantasy

A Dance with the Fae Prince By Elise Kova

Title: A Dance with the Fae Prince (Married to Magic)  Author:  Elise Kova My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Standalone Genre: Fantasy, YA, Magical world Primary Characters: Katria, Davien Narration: Limited third party After reading “A Deal with the Elf King”, I was skeptical to return to Midscape. This book was ok ok. It started out good, then sort of dragged and… Continue reading A Dance with the Fae Prince By Elise Kova

Contemporary Romance Fiction

Wicked Lies by M.V. Kasi

Title: Wicked lies Author:  M.V. Kasi  My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Can be read as standalone. Interconnected plots (Different couple) - trilogy Genre: Contemporary Romance Fiction Primary Characters: Bhargav & Sukanya (Anya) Narration: Limited third party Kasi’s books are always light entertainers and a sure fact in getting me out of reading slump. I was curious to know about the fate… Continue reading Wicked Lies by M.V. Kasi

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The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) by Danielle L. Jensen

Title: The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) Author:   Danielle L. Jensen My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Duet Series – Book2 Genre: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy Primary Characters: Lara and Aren  Narration: Dual POV I would recommend reading book1 before reading this review. This review may contain spoilers from book1. This book’s picked up exactly… Continue reading The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) by Danielle L. Jensen

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The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

Title: The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) Author:   Danielle L. Jensen My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Duet Series – Book1 Genre: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy Primary Characters: Lara, Aren  Narration: Dual POV This book kept on popping up all over goodreads, Insta and Fb. I finally gave in to temptation and picked this up.… Continue reading The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

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To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo 

Title: To Kill A Kingdom Author: Alexandra Christo  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Standalone Genre: Fantasy, Magical world, Young Adult Fantasy, Mythology, Mermaids Primary Characters: Lira, Elian  Narration: Dual POV This is my first Alexandra Christo book. I saw this as standalone and initially thought several things may not be tied well and it may contain… Continue reading To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo 

Fantasy

A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic #1)by Elise Kova

Title: A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic #1) Author:   Elise Kova  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Standalone Genre: Fantasy, Magical World, Fairies, YA Primary Characters: Luella, Eldas  Narration: Dual POV This was a fun read. I picked it up on random. This is a standalone with easy, straightforward and slightly predictable HEA read.… Continue reading A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic #1)by Elise Kova