Monday, February 8, 2021

The Winter Song ~ Book Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway!

By Saurav Dutt

Book Details:
GenreAdult Fiction (18 +),  170 pages
Category:  Romance
Publisher:  Amazon Publishing
Pages: 170
Release date:   December, 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13. In a few places there is some moderate bad language.

Book Description:

From the acclaimed Author of The Butterfly Room comes a powerful afterlife drama conveying how great gifts can be hidden in death and how they can bear fruit in our lives if we have the faith to let them unfold.

Somewhere between the mountains and the mist in North India, a widower must reconcile himself to the loss and grief that haunts him after the recent death of his wife.

Unhinged by grief, anger, and guilt, John Perera has set off on a journey, a journey to honour the love of his life and to fulfill the promise he made to her to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of their son. It is a journey of extraordinary self-discovery that will take him to the extremities of his soul and question all he believes about life, death, and faith.

Buy the Book:
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Guest Post:
A Storyteller's Responsibility
by Saurav Dutt

Should writing be easy? Does a storyteller have a responsibility to the world, to their community, to their family, to the events that shape our world and matter? I believe they do. Words have proven to be as powerful and incisive as weapons, not just in how they shape discourse and propel movements around the world, but how they assemble our feelings and emotions on an internal level.

I think writers have a responsibility to hold up a mirror to ourselves, to show the world what it means to be human, to be fallible, to seek to learn, and to give actions some sense of meaning.

I made a decision to tackle difficult subjects as a writer because I wanted to help others, help them come face to face with truths they had denied, or to motivate action. I’ve written about issues as wide ranging as domestic abuse, racism, homophobia, and depression, all because I saw so many who had much to say and did not have the words to express their insight.

And I think the reader expects that too, a level of intuition and intelligence that makes them think about their own lives, motivates them to take actions and to hopefully become a better person for having shared a few hours with the writer within those pages.

Of course, there is a time for pure escapism but the older I have become, the more I have evolved as a writer, I think even subjects of pure escapism owe something more to the reader in this day and age. On one level ‘The Winter Song’ is a romance story, but it talks about grief, depression, loneliness, losing loved ones, and these are the universal themes that as writers we owe to discuss with our audiences.

After all, if the writer expects the reader to spend a few hours with them in those pages, then why shouldn’t be both learn more about the world and ourselves in the process?


Meet the Author:

Saurav Dutt is an author, political columnist, and human rights campaigner. A journalist in three continents, his acclaimed debut novel The Butterfly Room explored issues of domestic violence and homophobia within South Asian communities and has been showcased alongside leading political figures and human rights campaigners. His work for human rights and charity campaign work has taken Dutt to speaking engagements at the WEF, IKWRO, IWN, Houses of Parliament, and TEDx. 

After exploring the issue of psychological abuse and domestic violence in There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, Dutt was commissioned by a major Hollywood production house to pen the official novelization of the major motion picture, Tiger (starring Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actor Mickey Rourke), and he commemorated the centenary of the infamous Amritsar Massacre in India with "Garden of Bullets: Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh," which was featured in TIME magazine. 

Tiger is the biographical account of Parminder Singh Nagra, a trailblazing Sikh boxer who fought successfully for the right to compete in the ring with his beard, an essential part of his faith. 

A syndicated political columnist, Dutt writes for the International Business Times, The Times of Israel, Human Events, and American Herald Tribune. He has featured on CNN, GQ, Huffington Post, BBC television and radio, RT (Russia Today), Press TV, Sky News, and more. He resides in the United Kingdom, Los Angeles, and India.

connect with author: amazon ~ twitter

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Jan 25 - Cover Lover Book Review - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 25 - Rockin' Book Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 26 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 26 - Viviana MacKade - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 26 - Pass Me That Book - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 27 - Jazzy Book Reviews - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 27 - I'm All About Books - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 28 - Deborah-Zenha Adams - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 28 - Sefina Hawke's Books - book spotlight
Jan 28 - Stephanie Jane - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 29 -
 Books for Books - book spotlight
Feb 1 - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 1 - Splashes of Joy - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 2 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 - 100 Pages A Day - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 3 - Literary Flits - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 3 - Tracee Gleichner - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 - Locks, Hooks and Books - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 5 - She Just Loves Books - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 8 - Hall Ways Blog - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 9 - Westveil Publishing - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 10 - Books Lattes & Tiaras - book spotlight / author interview
Feb 10 - High Society Book Reviews & Club - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 11 - Book World Reviews - book spotlight
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Feb 12 - Laura's Interests - book spotlight / giveaway


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