Today I am so glad to offer you a book for review – The 23rd Girl co-authored by Rohan Kachalia. I’ve read nothing but rave reviews of the book and it gives me immense pleasure to host a blog tour for the book written by a member of our own tribe. I hope to read your reviews too.
Here’s what the book is about:
Smart, suave and confident, Rashv is a young man in his early twenties whose claim to fame is his never say die spirit. His life lacked any excitement till one day he accidentally discovers a strange connection with the number 23. He gets so obsessed with it that the number begins to influence everything he ever does. Roohi is a fiercely independent, headstrong girl who is chasing her dreams in the corporate world before the ‘burn out’ happens. She craves for a change and takes a sabbatical from work when she happens to cross paths with Rashv who falls irrevocably in love with her. They have a whirlwind romance before Rashv realizes that she does not quite fit in her number theory. On one hand is this number which has defined his life and on the other hand is the truest love he has ever felt.
What will Rashv choose? What will happen to his number theory? Dive into Rashv’s world to find out.
The author’s favorite excerpt:
The thing about heartbreak is that… you may not realise it, but it’s permanent. You may choose to immerse yourself in books, music, work, art, alcohol or invest your heart again in a different partner with a rebound relationship but you kind of never recover from a good relationship that fell apart. You may think that putting up brick after brick of stone wall around your heart and isolating yourself may help, but the truth is, in the end, it’s only as strong as a sand castle. One crushing memory of them and everything comes toppling down. You may even try changing your heart’s setting from warm to freezing cold but that too does not take the occasional sting away from the memory of the long-dead relationship. Love hurts and breaking your own heart into a million pieces hurts even more. There are hundreds of things one stops doing and thousands of places one stops going to, just because they remind you of your old, lost love. And so was the case with Rashv.
Here’s what Rohan has to say!
a. Rohan, we first saw you on the blogging scene about 5 years ago, when you blogged together with your wife. Was blogging your first foray into writing?
Well, yes. It is more than five years now since I and Hetal started blogging. It was my impromptu decision to write something and so I created a blog. What followed was a flow of ideas which I started penning down in form of stories initially and then into poems. A big credit goes to the missus who helped me when I was stuck and she pitched in with her ideas. So yes, blogging was my first foray into writing.
b. Did you always dream of writing a book?
Initially, at the start of my blogging journey, I never dreamt of coming out with my own book. I was focused only on pouring my thoughts through stories and poems. Subsequently, I was introduced to reading books and that is when it all started. After reading like 60-80 books, I felt confident enough to write 40 to 50 thousand words which in itself is a huge ask.
c. Is there anything vaguely autobiographical about The 23rd Girl? 😉
Haha.. well there is nothing vaguely autobiographical about ‘The 23rd Girl’. It is pure fiction and any resemblance to names, characters and situations are purely coincidental.
d. Tell how you felt when you saw the first printed copy of your book.
It is said that men don’t cry, but I say, you are not a human being if you don’t cry. Having said that, I didn’t cry, but my eyes welled up with tears of happiness!
About the Author:
Rohan Kachalia is an avid reader and writer whose love for writing kicked in when he started blogging 5 years ago. Since then, he has penned many fictional stories and poems. His short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies. The 23rd Girl is his first co-authored novel.
Request the Book, the 23rd Girl for Review:
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