The house of mingled affairs

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The House of mingled affairs

All of us are blessed equally with life, no one is given a bit more or less; what sets a life apart from the other is not the magnitude of it but the direction. The story is based on the concept of following the sexual desires and later conquering them. The male lead is a teen; born in a Bengali Muslim family is sent to another province for studies where he falls in an addiction to practice physical love with his aunt. She is in marriage and has three kids but her hunger to have a younger body in bed with her grows every day. Teen age sex is something that cannot be forsaken easily; the body favors the emotion so much that if one tires the other puts it to a high spirit. So is the situation with Alam. If His days are filled with him playing her, the nights are occupied with her aunt toying him, unless one day the husband discovers about the relationship of his wife and his nephew. Will the true love of Alam’s life forgive him for such an unethical act? Only Alam could answer this questions with a sound uninfluenced mind but before he could do so, he finds out that he was a mere bait that the prey was someone else, the women left the boy toy for someone she is actually after and that puts the husband and him on the same plane. Why did the aunt want to give life to the illegitimate child? Is she ready to face the world after committing an act of adultery? The second half of the book tells the story after few years where finally Alam meets the love of his life, Lucy, a girl who loved him from his school times.

A book marketing month!

It is the new year, and I have an idea to help kick-start your marketing efforts. In November of last year, I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In a 30-day period, I contributed 50,000 words to a new book. It was exhilarating, not to mention that it accelerated the writing process. I am much further ahead on the project than I had initially planned for and I’ve adjusted my schedule accordingly.

So, in the spirit of the new year and NaNoWriMo, why not have your own novel marketing month? Every day for 30 days, contribute to the marketing of your book. Whether it is writing a blog post about your book, contacting a reviewer or creating a video about your book.

This can do two things for you.

  1. It can give your marketing efforts a serious boost. By contributing to the marketing of your book every day for 30 days straight without a break, you’re increasing the opportunity that your marketing will find traction somewhere along the way. The more “at bats” you have, the more likely you are to get a hit.
  2. You will gain a comfort level with marketing your book and by extension build your author brand. In essence, you will form a marketing habit. You’ll develop a taste for it.

Just as writing takes a commitment, so does marketing. Make the commitment and pick a month to spend every day marketing your book.

-Richard Ridley

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