Friday, December 16, 2016

Author Interview + Giveaway- Secrets, Sins & Struggles by Kamini Kusum

Hi, everyone! Today, we have for you, an interesting author interview and an exciting giveaway. Author of Secrets, Sins & Struggles, Kamini Kusum is here with us today to share more about her book, and she is also, very generously, offering two copies of her book to lucky Indian readers. Without much ado, let's get on the post then. 


A collection of five tales,Secrets,Sins & Struggles is about the lives and loves of five women, tracing their long, eventful journeys that are anything but linear. 

Meet Pooja, a teenager forced into the flesh trade but determined to escape and get justice. Shrawani who dreams of becoming a bureaucrat despite all the trials life throws her way. Avni who is torn between her childhood friend and her brand-new boyfriend. Harsha who is trapped in a loveless arranged marriage while still being haunted by thoughts of her forsaken lover. Geshna who falls head over heels for a high school sweetheart only to find her own life shrinking to accommodate his. 

These stories are about the odds stacked against women in their path to love and success.They are also about hope that the next turn will lead to the happiness and success they all long for.



Author of "secrets,sins and struggles".Also, a management professional.She just loves the way Danielle Steel writes.Also, an admirer of Shobha De and Paulo Cohelo.



      Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a management professional working with an MNC in Gurgaon. Writing has been my passion for long. When I say writing, storytelling is what I enjoy more than anything else. I have written a couple of articles too on women issues in magazines. I live in Delhi with my family.

  Tell us about your book.

Secrets, sins and struggles. Its has stories of five women who fight all odds in their lives to live their dreams.

         What inspired you to write your book?

These stories are based on some real life incidences I have seen, heard or even felt. The story “Madam Bureaucrat” is loosely based on one of my close friend’s life and of course a writer’s imagination has done its job. “Women” is always an area of curiosity and I have a natural inclination towards weaving words around women.

         Are any of the characters in your book inspired by someone you know or are they complete results of your imagination?

As said earlier, story Madam Bureaucrat is close to one of my friend’s life. For the first story, Brothel to Assembly, I literally visited Delhi’s famous red light area G.B road to have a feel of that darkest corner of our capital. This book is an amalgamation of reality and my imagination.

        What kind of research went into writing your book?

Terrific research I would say. Walking the G.B road to get a feel of kotha , Studying the NGOs and their work, ins and outs of Rave party ,the world of drugs etc..; At one point I felt that I am an undercover cop investigating the grey areas. 

         Tell us why readers should pick up your book.

My book is far away from those loves and romance flooded in the market. If you want to “watch” while reading, something very gripping then go for “Secrets, sins and struggles”. The book won’t let you move away till you have reached the last line. You will long for more.

         What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Movies and reading fiction (of course when I am not in office)

        Give us glimpse into any normal day of your life.

Get up at 5, serve the kids and family, go to office at 8 am, reach home by 6:30 pm,
One hour family time, TV and writing.

        What is next in store for you? Do you plan on writing more?

I have so many stories fighting in my mind to come out first. Currently, I am working on two novels simultaneously- one an inspirational story and the other a fiction on woman’s quest for love. Hopefully, 2017 will see one of them out in market.

         According to you, in today’s day and age, how important a role does social media play in spreading the word about a book?

Its power. I am totally on social media. Its because of social media that a new writer like me could see her book in Amazon Best seller top 50 in just two days of launch.


        Favourite book? 
Power Play by Danielle Steel
Favourite author? 
Danielle Steel

        Favourite band? 
Not any specific

       Favourite singer? 
Kumar Sanu

         Favourite song? 
All songs from Ashiqui 1.

        Favourite movie? 
Chak De

         Favourite actor? 
Shahrukh Khan

         Favourite actress? 
Priyanka/Sharon Stone

     Favourite drink? 
Fruit Punch

       Favourite food? 


         Day or night? 

         Dark or light? 

         Black or white? 

         Tea or coffee? 

         Coke or Pepsi? 

        E-book or physical copy? 

         Novel or novella? 

         Beach or mountain? 

        Salty or sweet? 

   Left or right? 


So, like we mentioned at the very beginning of the post, two copies of the book are up for grabs for two lucky Indian readers. 

As usual, giveaway rules are simple:

*Giveaway is open for residents of India only.
*To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
*If the form doesn't load, go here.
*Once winners are picked, they will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond, or else, we'll be compelled to pick new winners. 

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That's all for today! We'd like to thank author Kamini for the lovely interview and the great giveaway, and we wish her all the success and love, and thank you, readers, for stopping by! 


  1. That's nice of you Sarika. Author Interview on - Secrets, Sins & Struggles by Kamini Kusum is good.lovely to read her likes and other things. Nice interview Sarika ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  2. wow! juggling family, full time job and writing is amazing. The book sounds a different read in a good way.

  3. A very nice interview. All the best to the author.


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