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5 Great Romance Authors of our Generation

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.” Though an anonymous quote, the words couldn’t be truer and more applicable to real life. Books have always been the gateway to new worlds, and romance novels, as a genre, can transport you to a world where you can rest easy that everything will turn out right with the world. They introduce you to women you admire, and men you connect with, and often have a knack for tapping into human emotions in a way that you connect, no matter what background you come from.

So, to acknowledge the wonder and magic that romance novels bring to our lives, here’s a list of 5 authors from our generation, who are at the top of their game.

 

1. Nora Roberts

The queen of the best-seller list, Nora Roberts can easily be called the romance writer for this generation. With over 200 books to her credit, she is amazing at churning out masterpiece after masterpiece, with well-rounded characters, classic romance, and an ability to make you read well into the night. She also writes a separate thriller-romance series under the pseudonym J.D.Robb, who is just as popular and successful.

Image source - Goodreads

Image source – Goodreads

 

2. Debbie Macomber

Debbie clearly belongs on this list, with over 200 million copies of her books sold worldwide. With beautiful words, scenic descriptions you can almost visualize, and lovers so clearly meant to be together, you get frustrated with them for not seeing it as clearly as you, she lures you in and keeps you hooked right to the last page.

Image source - Simon & Schuster

Image source – Simon & Schuster

 

3. Nicholas Sparks

The odd man out, clearly, being one of the few men to be able to breakthrough in a genre considered by many to be a woman’s forte, Nicholas certainly has a special ‘Spark’ in his work. His books are so popular that many have gone on to be become successful feature length films, including The Last Song, Safe Haven, A Walk to Remember, and the most memorable of them all, The Notebook.

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Image source – Google

 

4. Jayne Ann Krentz

Another author who has written many best-selling books not only in her own name, but also in her pseudonym Amanda Quick. Another weird quirk of hers? She has a host of other pseudonyms under which many novels and series have been written, including Amanda Glass, Jayne Castle, Jayne Taylor, as well as Stephanie James. We’re exhausted just reading the names.

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Image source – Twitter

 

5. Sarah MacLean

We’re happy to include her name primarily because she has achieved so much at such a young age. One of the youngest authors to reach such accolades, and having won numerous awards, especially in the romance genre, Sarah is one to look out for.

Image source - Goodreads

Image source – Goodreads

 

Though it’s obvious that we can’t possibly cover each and every romance author out there, these are five great options to get you started. And if you want to add some of your favorites, send us a mail and we’ll make a second list. You can also suggest different genres that you’d like us to write about too. Till next time, cheerio!

Top QTube Events of the Week (July 23-29)

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

We had a good week, and are currently busy gearing up for another great one. Just like you probably are. So how about we make those plans come together, and see you come down for one of these cool workshops, or even just stop in for a cup of coffee and a good book. We’re happy either (or both is better), as long as we get to see you!

Here’s a rundown of the exciting things happening at the Cafe this week!

 

Dreamcatcher Weaving Workshop with Trishna Patnaik

Learn this fabulous ancient art form of Native American origins in the dream catcher weaving workshop and acquaint yourself with this amazing art form. The workshop will teach you how to make delicate and intricate pieces using weaves of thread, beads and feathers. Dream catchers, according to the lore, are supposed to catch good energies and give you good energies and vibes in return. It is also a very relaxing art form that will teach you how to focus on your aesthetics. So what are you waiting for? Come participate in this fabulous workshop, weave your favourite dream catcher in your most loved colours and combinations. Age Group: All age groups are welcome.  Take Away: One mid-sized Dream catcher For registrations please contact Trishna Patnaik on 9867982075. Last date for registrations is 24th July, 2018, on first come first serve basis.

Date: 25th July 2018

Time: 4 pm to 6 pm

Entry: Rs. 1000/- (including art material)

 

Toybank- The Open Tree Foundation

Toybank promotes development through play for underprivileged children. This event is organized to bring people together to learn and play different board games and understand the Power of Play!

Date: 26th July 2018

Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

CVMD

Empowering women making them emotionally strong to face the society. Providing a non-judgmental platform for the women to show case their talent and rediscover themselves.

Date: 27th July 2018

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm

Entry: FREE

 

LAJA

We dared to imagine a world with a tribe of women who are adept at everything, but most importantly, at discovering each others’ worth and supporting each other, come what may. We dared to create a platform for the same, LAJA. By God’s grace and with your consistent support, we have come a long way. LAJA is evolving and we feel beyond overwhelmed to have you be a part of it.

Date: 28th July 2018

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Entry: Rs. 500/-

 

 WebDudes.in

Learn techniques to get your messages delivered to the Inbox instead of the Spam folder. Techniques to get your prospects to reply to you. The ways to create good databases. About Software Apps to send out Bulk Mail. About Bulk Mail Services.

Date: 28th July 2018

Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

“Journey of a Song” by Heterotopia Media and Entertainment Private Limited

Music is a mode of expression. Sure, you can be taught how to sing and the technicalities behind it – but can you be taught how to express? At this workshop, the intention is to allow your creative juices to flow and to create something out of nothing. “Journey of a Song” is a workshop that explores a song – from an idea to the final melody. Participants will be taught to create a new song with fresh lyrics and melody during the course of the workshop.

Date: 28th July 2018

Time: 4 pm to 8 pm

Entry: Rs. 2500/-

 

Become an Author in 7 Days by Pavan Priakash Badllani

Become an Author in 7 Days. This 1-day workshop is an exclusive workshop created for anybody who’d like to write their book in 7 days and become self-published authors. Writing a book creates authority, credibility and positions you as an expert in your line of work. Learn the secrets of best-selling authors, marketing & publishing formats when it comes to writing books with Pavan Badllani.

Date: 29th July 2018

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Entry: Rs. 1000/-

 

Triumph

A therapeutically inclined workshop for those suffering with bouts of depression and thoughts of self harm. An event with group therapy.

Date: 29th July 2018

Time: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Entry: Rs. 300/-

 

See? Didn’t we tell you it was going to be a great week? So go ahead and rearrange those plans to incorporate some time to learn something new, or talk it out. Have yourself a fantastic week!