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    Parallel Universes and Portal Fantasy

    This month, the theme is everything Sci-Fi, so I’ll be looking at fantastical realms – maybe in galaxies far, far, away, or perhaps just a portal away. The books in these genres are often a happy mix of sci-fi and fantasy. But at their core, these books focus on adventures in another world. When it comes to parallel worlds, the ‘other reality’ could be a mirror image of our own, like a parallel universe where WWII was won by the Axis Powers, or it could be a fantasy realm where magic rules instead of science. These books offer the chance for fascinating commentaries on our present realities and ways for…

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    Trope-off: Enemies to Lovers vs. Friends to Lovers in YA Romance

    It’s February, which means it’s time to talk about love, baby. 😉 Love them or hate them, romance is a big part of young adult books. Most of these books follow some popular tropes – such as the popular jock falling for the class nerd, or the hidden magic-user falling for the one hunting them. So we’re going to talk about two of the most popular tropes of all when it comes to YA romance – Enemies to Lovers, and Friends to Lovers. This post is part of the Blog Hop hosted by the YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Addicts  group. Each post has a fun freebie, and a chance to win…

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    YA Characters Who Made Their Dreams Come True

    Happy new year! It’s the time for putting 2021 behind us (I think we all couldn’t wait) and looking ahead to a new year, full of promise and the potential for amazing things. Speaking of amazing things, this post is part of the Blog Hop hosted by the YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Addicts group. Each post has a fun freebie, and a chance to win the mega New Year’s Giveaway! (yay!) Appropriately enough for a time of new beginnings and resolutions, my post for the Blog Hop is all about the determined characters in YA books who make their dreams come true. Check out all the other amazing blogs and…

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    Legend Valley Academy Media kit

    Media mentions and interviews Reader’s Favorite – Notorious book review Whispers and wonders – Sudha Kuruganti interview Queen’s Asylum Book Blog – Sudha Kuruganti interview Sadie’s spotlight – Notorious book tour Bookshelf Life – Notorious book tour Book graphics Book graphics and flatlays for Bookstagram, social media, review sites, personal blogs, etc. Right-click to download images. Please link to @sudha.kuruganti on Instagram, SudhaKurugantiBooks on Facebook, @SSKuruganti on Twitter. Book trailer Link to video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/IfI9aTcRBk4 Author bio Sudha Kuruganti writes fantasy inspired by Indian mythology. She loves books, anime, coffee, chocolate, manga, Beatles music, and dogs – not necessarily in that order. Find updates on her fiction here: (https://sudhakuruganti.com)…

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    Nysha & Arjun

    Vikram’s sister Aneesha aka Nysha is only sixteen, but she knows she’s going places. And she’s got the ‘gram followers to prove it. Someday soon, she’s going to be a star. Following her dad and her brother Vikram into the family florist’s business is NOT in the cards for her. Arjun is her brother’s best friend. He’s studying to be a doctor, but that doesn’t stop him from having fun – and helping Vikram lighten up, too. And he’s very, very carefully never thought of Nysha as anything other than his best friend’s sister. But when Nysha needs help, Arjun is ready to step up. Will Arjun’s not-crush ever work…

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    Blossoms & Buds

    Is there anything more joyful than a roomful of flowers in bloom? Not according to Kumar Ravella – and that’s why he named his flower shop exactly that – Blossoms and Buds. His son Vikram agrees. He’s only eighteen, but he knows he wants to work there forever. After all, for as long as Vikram can remember, the family business has been his first love – until he meets Samantha… Buyy Bloom by Sudha Kuruganti to read more – out now on Amazon.in! .

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    Sam & Vikram

    Meet Samantha. She’s spending the summer before she starts college in Hyderabad, with her grandmother – the last link she has to her roots and her father’s homeland. No one around Sam knows what to make of this half Indian-half white girl with her purple hair and her ripped jeans, but that’s fine – because she’s not here to make friends. Vikram, on the other hand, is great at making friends. As long as they’re customers. He’s spending his summer working at his dad’s flower shop. He’s desperate to prove that he can take over the family business. When these two meet, there’s an instant attraction. But between them lies…

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    The sands of time…

    In the United States of America, the Great Flood causes extensive damage in the Midwest; the town of Des Moines is virtually destroyed. In London, the UK, the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations is opened by Queen Victoria in the Crystal Palace, Hyde Park. In India, the British East India Company starts to grab power – by threat, intimidation, bribery or outright war – for centuries to come. And in the cantonment town of Secunderabad, India, Meera, a young girl, meets Michael, an English soldier – and starts a story that will echo down the ages… Read more in Bloom by Sudha Kuruganti. An urban fantasy paranormal romance – out now on Amazon!

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    Hyderabad: The world of Elementals of India

    The Elementals of India by Sudha Kuruganti is set in the author’s hometown – Hyderabad, the City of Nawabs. Known for its pearls and biryani, Hyderabad is the capital of Telanaga, in South India. Hyderabad is also home to the iconic Charminar (seen in the image), a tower of four minarets, each of them facing a different street. In the 1700s, Nizam Ālī, the ruler of Hyderabad, accepted British control. Consequently, a British Resident and a subsidiary force of British troops were installed in the state. Post-independence from the British, the state joined the Indian union in 1948. Modern Hyderabad blends the old and the new with ease – Cyberabad and…