22 September, 2015

#SpecialFeature :: #GuestPost - The First Life of Vikram Roy Origins by Laxmi Hariharan

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The First Life of Vikram Roy (Ruby Iyer #1.5)

His family is being held to ransom by a deadly mastermind. 

Vikram never should have left his family, but when Vikram's father bring his half-brother Vishal home, life will never be the same. 
Vikram thinks things will be better now that he's gone. He's met the love of his life, his future looks bright and then everything is shattered. 
Now, his family's life is hanging in the balance, and only Vikram can do what needs to be done to save them. 
From the bestselling dystopian fiction author with over 200 reviews and ratings of her dystopia books across Goodreads, Amazon and other retailers. 

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The FIRST LIFE OF VIKRAM ROY (Dystopian Romance, Coming of Age, Thriller, Ruby Iyer Series, #1.5)

Ah! Vikram. Yes, I knew I had to write his story almost as soon as he appeared in the bar, trying to come to Ruby’s rescue but realising the only person she needed rescuing from was herself. Yes, of course he is tall, dark, handsome and brooding. And a cop too, (men in uniform, go figure!) But he wasn’t always like that. And even today, beneath that tough, slightly bored with the world exterior is a rather insecure young man. One whose past is first changed when his father brings his half-brother home one day, and then changed again when his family is shattered forever. 

Vikram’s life is irrevocably linked to 26/11 and the modern threat of terrorism today. Worse he is helpless growing up, helpless to change how his parents treat his step-bro very differently from himself. He knows it’s wrong, but feels powerless and decides to accept the path laid out to him at every stage because it’s the sensible thing to do. Look out for himself, like so many of us do.
Yet, when he is put to the ultimate test, when he loses everything he holds dear, there is no looking back. He cannot hold back anymore. He has to accept Dr B’s challenge. But how much is he going to reveal to Ruby, and when? 

Vikram spends his formative years in a boarding school, which helps him find a degree of independence and indeed distance from the going-ons at home and it the city of his birth. That forms him, makes him this slower, more considering person who likes to take his time making decisions. Much to Ruby’s exasperation. But even patient, easy going people have their limits. When you take them out of their comfort zone, and place them in completely unfamiliar surroundings and challenge them with extremes, well then, either they rise and prove themselves. Or die trying.

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Other Books by the Author:

The Ruby Iyer Diaries ( Ruby Iyer #0.5) 

This novelette is a companion book to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer. A peek into the soul of an angry, young girl, who will come of age in a city on the verge of total annihilation. Ruby kept a diary from the age of ten till she ran away from home at sixteen. It is from here that I picked out a few diary entries for The Ruby Iyer Diaries. This short series of vignettes from Ruby's life, tells you more a little more about the origins of Ruby Iyer. 

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The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer (Ruby Iyer #1)

When her best friend is kidnapped, Ruby will stop at nothing to rescue him. 

Criminals run the streets of Bombay. Jam-packed with the worst degenerates. The city is a shell of the pride and joy it used to be. 
Ruby knows something must be done, but it isn’t until her best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr. Braganza that she knows that she and she alone must save city, save her best friend, save the world from total destruction. 

Armed only with with Vikram, a cop-turned-rogue they are about to embark on a road they may never return from. 

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About the Author:
She almost died. But when dystopia romance author Laxmi Hariharan had a near death experience, she was told to write. Laxmi is the creator of dystopian romance series, RUBY IYER SERIES (The MANY LIVES OF VIKRAM ROY - FINALIST Indie Excellence Awards, the bestselling The RUBY IYER DIARIES , The FIRST LIFE OF VIKRAM ROY, The SECOND LIFE OF RUBY IYER & VIKRAM ROY, PANKY's FIRST LIFE), and the Amazon bestselling, eLit Gold winner, The Destiny of Shaitan (Bombay Chronicles, 1). If you're looking for books like Divergent and Angelfall, you'll love the RUBY IYER SERIES.

Laxmi writes books similar to Hunger Games while listening to electronica & progressive rock, and downing innumerable cups of extra sweet ginger-chai. She is also an avid photographer of street art and believes she was a tree -- a redwood -- in her past life. London is where she creates. Bombay is what fires her imagination. 

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