“Strangers in the Night” Review

Hello Friends!

What are your thoughts about short stories books? Do you like short stories? Well, I bring you a novel that is in that genre.

Strangers in the Night“, written by Puneet Kumar, is a Short Stories compilation novel, published on June 14th 2018.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to Puneet Kumar. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


40549150Within this book, you will find twelve stories, each a snapshot taken of life. From Strangers in the Night to The Widow, each snapshot offers the reader a chance to observe life as it happens.

In Strangers in the Night, we enter the dark world of prostitution as our intrepid protagonist hires a street woman for a night of passion. Unexpectedly, a mystery buried deep in his past is unraveled before his very eyes.

One Morning in a Cemetery is the story of a man who falls asleep in a graveyard and dreams that those buried there hold a conversation with him. But does their wisdom get through to him?

A drunkard takes a brothel’s whores To Hell and Back as he gets violent and then violently ill.

Parents fight when they believe their child is asleep in Fight Against Them. Will new generations learn from the past or keep making the same mistakes?

In Homecoming, a wealthy businessman finds that love for career does not replace the love of a woman. He has to make a decision whether or not to return to his wife after finding his life without her lonely.

Joseph White is a freelance writer with a dark secret. But what is the secret that is harbored within Joseph the Writer?

In Jealous, Jason has been ill for years, but he takes a walk that makes him think about Teresa. A new dimen-sion is added when Ronny, a young boy Jason regards as a fool, teaches him what kind of a person he really is.

A neighbor listens as a woman tells about her hus-band and how their relationship has fallen apart. As the young lady’s tale unfolds, the neighbor comes to realize that Misery Loves Company.

John relives an argument as he drinks himself to death in Season of Betrayal.

A young lady is gang-raped by rich, arrogant young men then married off to her friend in an attempt to keep the rape quiet in The Story of My Life.

Alex adores the lover he spends every night with in the very erotically charged Suddenly for Someone.

In The Widow, a man learns the price for having an affair when a past lover leaves him a note before she dies.

I hope you get a lot out of reading these stories. And if you like them enough, do leave a review.

Purchase Link: Amazon

About the Author

Puneet Kumar is passionate about writing about the world in which he lives, thinks, imagines, and works. He loves to tell the stories that run through his mind and before his eyes; he is inspired by the incidences of his day to day life.

Earthy and grounded, his imaginative stories are spawned from real life and charged with creative impulses. He tells stories that enthrall and capture readers. You will be drawn through effortlessly to discover the special twist at the end of each unique and personal story.

He has a keen interest in human relationships, enigmatic behaviors, and people’s imagination as they deal with day to day struggles. He is a poet, storyteller, novelist, self-help book writer, and a blogger.

The author loves to write about Wine, Food, Nutrition, and Lifestyle. He contributes his articles to magazines and is fond of travel and meeting new people.

He considers his publishing in “Debonair” magazine in India in 2000 as the beginner’s luck that encouraged him to write and publish. Presently he is a full-time writer and reader and would appreciate a review of this book from you if you have the time and inclination to do so.

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My Review

This was the first novel I have ever read of this author, and since I like short stories books, I was very curious about the book.

Each story is different, so it’s hard to review a book that is a compilation, since the all have their own twists and turns, as well as their own voices and perspectives. All the short stories follow various characters through journeys and challenges. Honestly it’s that difference that I like about when I read a book like this.

All the topics that are talked about in this book are very interesting and made me question somethings about our society, life and people’s actions, and the good thing is that if you don’t like a character or their storyline, you can just go to the next story and it’s okay. Personally, I liked some story more than others, it happens.

The stories I likes, for example, One Morning in a Cemetery, that I quite enjoyed, had the connectivity I needed in that moment, they made me thing more, and I was curious about the characters.

Overall, I loved all the elements in this novel and how it opened topics up to conversation. And if you like short stories, you may want to check this book out.

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“Time Crawlers” Review

 Hello Friends!

How’s you Sunday going? Had any cake? Did any reading? How’s the weather? I hade some cake, done some reading and the weather is quite good so far. It’s been a great Sunday so far and I hope you are all having a great Sunday too.

I’ve received a eCopy of “Time Crawlers” from the author, Varun Sayal, in exchange for my honest review. Thank you, Varun!

If you don’t know the book, here are some information about it before I give you my review.


1EAAF55C0776427AB441B290C992354BBillions of universes run slightly parallel to our own universe; worlds full of infinite possibilities. There are many humans living in those parallel worlds, leading their lives, in a very similar way to how we are leading ours. But their respective realities differ from ours in some very peculiar ways.
Inhabitants of some worlds have already been visited and are being ruled by aliens. Some traveled through time, back and forth, and some have taken their space exploration to advanced stages using their powerful spaceships. Some created ruthless artificial intelligences that are fulfilling dark, human desires. Some developed advanced weapons technologies thousands of years before we did.
I believe a writer’s brain can somehow tap into this multitude of universes and take a peek into the events happening in each of them. This book, comprised of six stories, is my attempt to narrate to you tales from six different parallel universes. These stories are events that my brain somehow tapped into and captured in detail.
Let me know if your unconscious mind visited the same universes as mine.


No attacks, no blood-shed, yet there was an invasion and a conquest. Who are these shape-shifting aliens being hounded by an eclipse?

P1060181Death by Crowd

The dark desires of the masses; darknet websites fueled by a crypto-currency. What lurks in the background – an advanced artificial intelligence?


He rubbed a lamp alright, but what he got was the shock of his life. An entirely sci-fi take on the djinn myth.

Time Crawlers

There are individuals who existing in multiple time periods at once, and there are those who know about them….

The Cave

The fate of an advanced imperial race hangs in balance as a dark celestial entity meets a legendary protector.

Nark-astra, The Hell Weapon

The weapons he possesses make him the destroyer of worlds, and he burns for revenge. A high-tech take on ancient Indian mythology.

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My Review

P1060179.JPGMost people may know that I can’t resist a short story. I write them sometimes, even translate it to English. So when I got Varun’s email about his book, and I saw that it was a collection of short stories in the sci-fi genre, or as Varun put it “Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Hindu Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics and life-consuming Cosmic Entities are the themes“, I had to give it a shot and read it.

I could give my review for each story, but let me talk in general, because I feel like you should enjoy each short story without my words in your head. Over all, I was not disappointed.

P1060182.JPGI quite liked the take on some Mythology and Folklore. Sometimes it’s gets tiring to see the same concepts in books, but Varun’s book was definitely refreshing. Even though it’s a sci-fi book, and the stories happen in the future, the characters still maintained their realism, which makes it possible to connect with them and makes us wonder if some of those events that happen in the short stories will happen in real life.

And like any good short story, it left you wanting to read more, story after story, until we had finish the book. From Aliens, A.I., to a Genie and the lamp, and conspiracy theories of course. You get subjects and ideas in the stories that makes you wonder about our present and what may exist or happen in the future. And, personally, I love when a book makes me wonder about the world.

P1060178Time Crawlers was my favorite. I know… that’s the short story that gave the book it’s name. But seriously the concept of that story made me think about life, past, present and future and I just loved that.

Each story not only has it’s on plot, setting and characters… it also has it’s own writing tone. And I liked that too. It gave each short story a spotlight and made it stand out from the others.

If you like short stories and want to got on a sci-fi journey, I recommend this book.

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