The Masquerade: Giveaway!

Hello dear friends, Hope you are having a good day! I’m here to announce the giveaway winners of The Masquerade. It has been delayed as there were Covid19 restrictions and we couldn’t manage to get the courier services streamlined to deliver books at different places. As many of you have already bought the book, in case the winners have the […]

The Masquerade: Sample Chapter 4

4 ‘I was being stalked. Who was he? Rudra? Was he following me? But why? Rudra appeared genuine and he left the clinic gracefully. Why would he do so?’ ‘Then, who if not him? An admirer? A psychologically unstable patient? A serial killer? Should I tell di and dadababu about it? No, they’ll be worried.’ Mrinalini was quiet for a […]

The Masquerade: Sample Chapter 3

  3   Twelve years is too long a time when spent away from people you care about. Too short, when asked how well you remember them. ‘Was he even there? In flesh and blood?’ Mrinalini wondered. He could very well be another hallucination of hers. She had been getting them more frequently these days. The frown on his face, […]

The Masquerade: Sample Chapter 2

  2   October 2017 Cremona, Italy Cremona, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, boasting of an enormous cultural heritage and a socially rich legacy, woke up to a lazy winter morning to witness the sunshine tearing through the darkness of the receding cold night. The ancient Gothic architecture, the unique pattern of similar-looking buildings, and the deserted […]

The Masquerade: Sample Chapter 1

  1   February 2016 New York   It is always difficult to judge what deceives a human being the most. The heart that believes all instincts, devoid of any logic. Or the mind that is mighty enough to create any logic that justifies its fancy beliefs. Mrinalini stopped writing. Not because she was short of words. No. In fact, […]

The Masquerade: I have to share this!!!💃

So, I have been posting on Instagram and Twitter since morning. But I know that a lot of you are not on Insta and Twitter and some too busy to check either, so this is the place that I have to share all my excitement, happiness, nervousness, and gratitude!! I was not expecting this and I am too shocked. I […]

Something Interesting: Reg. The Masquerade

Hey friends, Thank you so much for the tremendous, amazing response to my debut novel The Masquerade which is now available on major e-portals for both national and international distribution. I have posted the links on the official page of the book – Two things that I wanted to tell here were — Buy Ebook if you do – […]

Podcast. Episode 2: The Masquerade

I am posting the Episodes 2 of the podcast of The Masquerade. My novel – The Masquerade is now available on amazon and major eportals, for both India and overseas distribution. The write up of sample chapter follows each podcast. You can also listen to them at I am trying to post them on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube in video […]

Podcasts. The Masquerade: Episode 1

  Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: The Masquerade: Episode 1   The above are the few sample pages that I am reading over podcasts in an episode format. Hope you like them. You can also read them below.  1   February 2016 New York  It is always difficult to judge what deceives a human being the […]

The Masquerade: Cover Launch

Hey All, Thank you and love you – each and every one of you – for standing by me through thick and thin. This book wouldn’t have been possible without the constant support and motivation of all of you, friends and readers, who promise to read everything I write, give feedback, and help me improve my skills. Launching The Cover […]

Book Teaser 4: The Masquerade

Hello People, Thank you for the tremendous response to my previous teasers. It really really means a lot since I am just doing my bit to spread around a word about my book. To all those, who think they have read Twisted Minds on wattpad – there is a surprise – The book didn’t end there and it was only […]

Book Teaser 3: ‘Cremona: The City’ The Masquerade

Hello everyone, It’s another Sunday – A day that belongs to The Masquerade Thank you for your response to the teasers. I have to admit that I love making these teasers. They keep me connected to the world of The Masquerade – The world of Rudra and Mrinalini. 2-3 more small teasers and then I will share longer trailers. Glad […]

Teaser 2: Dr. Mrinalini Sengupta – The Masquerade

Hello everyone, As I have already warned you before – Sundays are my shameless promotion days. Rest of the days, I try not to bug people with my promos but Sundays are The Masquerade days 😀 So, I am here again — This is the second teaser of the book- It’s about the female protagonist – Dr. Mrinalini Sengupta. The […]

Teaser 1: Rudra Raghuvanshi – The Masquerade

Hello Everyone, As announced previously, I’m here with my Teaser 1: Rudra Raghuvanshi: The Masquerade Please watch this teaser – It is posted on Youtube on my channel – Manita V Please share it with your friends and close ones. It’s like my baby taking his first steps into the unknown world – The question for today is —  Which […]

The Masquerade: Announcements

Hello everyone, This is what I meant when I said that I will be posting some announcements regarding The Masquerade. As you all know, *The Masquerade* is my debut novel and I am very very very nervous as I am excited for this project. I wrote it for 4 months and and edited it for 1 year. It saw all […]

The Masquerade: Beta Readers

Hello lovely people, Apologies for the delay… It has been an overwhelming time… I started reading the book all over again because I am really nervous and jittery… I hope I haven’t spoiled it 😀 Thank you for the response to the post for inviting beta-readers. There were total of 205 people (WHOA!!!!) who volunteered ( 148 here + 57 […]

The Masquerade: A Journey Part 1.

As promised, I’m here with the first installment of the journey of how my first book  came into shape. It makes me emotional as this book – *The Masquerade* – is very special to me, very precious for several reasons – One, it is my first attempt in a genre that adds mystery and thriller elements to a love story. […]

Beta Readers Invited for The Masquerade

Hello dear readers, It was long back, almost a year ago, when I had invited beta readers for The Masquerade – my debut novel. But then my book took multiple revisions, faced a lot of issues and after nearly 5 edits and deletions, it is now in shape of a novel. Meanwhile, my readers got married, had babies, joined colleges […]

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