Quest for Kriya

By Rahul Deokar

Winner 2016 Beverly Hills booklet Awards
Gold Medal 2016 eLit ebook Awards
Finalist
2015 overseas publication Awards


Endorsed by way of Rev.Bill McDonald - founding father of American Authors organization, the largestauthor association in North the United States.
(facebook.com/video.php?v=10152778013505762&set=vb.735455761&type=2&theater)SILICON VALLEY meets SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
A exciting Romantic event the place East meets West, expertise talks to culture, and desire dances with Despair.

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Haunted by means of tragic loss within the 1993 India earthquake, a damaged Shakti with a tenuous carry on existence is sheltered by means of her soul-sister Kriya. but if Kriya vanishes with no hint, Shakti is unwittingly swept right into a cataclysmic vortex of greed, lust and betrayal. Shakti meets Shiva, a suffering Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and discovers that love is an enigmatic cosmic force.

Shakti and Shiva are thrust on a frantic race opposed to time in the course of the darkish Mumbai underbelly, forbidden Thailand islands, and treacherous cliffs within the Andaman Sea, the place threat lurks in each shadow. As they catch up with to the reality, they discover that thousands of blameless lives are at stake.

Quest for Kriya is an epic saga of affection, friendship and sacrifice. the adventure is exceptional. the feelings are genuine. The transformation is eternal.
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"Absolutely riveting. Any compliment i will provide is gilding a literary lily. Bravo!"
- Dwight Jon Zimmerman, long island occasions number 1 Bestseller LINCOLN'S final DAYS

"Resonates deeply. I laughed, I cried, I mirrored at the religious knowledge. actual gem!"

- Nancy Clark, award-winning writer, My Beloved

"Entertaining. Inspiring. Profound. Deokar explodes at the writing scene!"

- invoice McDonald, founder American Authors Association

"Truly an awesome, considerate, non secular, annoying, fascinating and well-written story."
- army Chaplain Ron Moses Camarda, writer, TEAR within the DESERT

"Thrilling day trip. A Zen of ounces philosophy towards the Light."

- Vera Lauren, writer, The degree of Christ's Love

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