The Editing Hall is thrilled to announce that one of our clients, Kishan Paul, has received the PenCraft Book of the Year award. “The Second Wife is a powerful new epic that Paul has adroitly woven the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin, and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty.”
This is the first book in The Second Wife trilogy. The Widow’s Keeper is the second with The Deadly Match coming soon in early 2019. Thriller and suspense genre readers will love this series. We are honored to have played a tiny part in this author’s success. Congratulations, Ms. Paul!
by Kishan Paul
Twenty-eight-year-old Psychologist, Alisha Dimarchi, is abducted by an obsessed client, Sayiid Ifraiin, and imprisoned in his Pakistani compound for over two years. Forced to change her name and live as his second wife, her life is filled with trauma and heartbreak. Thrust into a world of violence and oppression, Alicia must fight not only to keep herself alive but to protect the lives of the people she now considers her family. At night when she is alone, she retreats into her memories of the only man she has ever loved – a man, she believes, no longer loves her.
Thirty-two-year-old handsome surgeon, David Dimarchi, has spent the last two years mourning the disappearance of his wife. After a painful and isolated existence, he begins the process of healing. It is then, that he is visited by a stranger who informs him that his wife is very much alive and needs his help. In a desperate attempt to save her, David enlists the help of a Delta Force Operative. Together they find themselves in the center of more than just a rescue mission.
Will he be able to reach her in time and if he does, will she still want him?
From the NBC press release:
One of them is Kishan Paul from the Dallas, Texas area. Her novel “The Second Wife,” published by Kishan Paul is the recipient of the PenCraft Award for Book of The Year. The book is a dark suspenseful yet romantic love story about the trials and tribulations of Doctor Alisha Dimarchi who is kidnapped by one of her patients, and smuggled into Pakistan. The fast-paced psychologically stunning, intricately written piece of fiction parallels the real-life dilemmas of the many women who are annually kidnapped in our world to be married off or to be used as sexual slaves. The National Crime Information Center (NCIC), reported that in 2010, the US had reported 355,243 women missing and unfortunately in 2018 the numbers will be worse. Whether Paul’s intention was to speak out against human trafficking or not, her book brutally illustrates the horrors endured by kidnapped women moved thousands of miles from their home and forced to live as chattel.
Kishan was Born in India, but 4 years later became a Texan and now calls Dallas, Texasher home. She has established herself as a woman who can fuse both action and romance into a subtle yet complex creation, dealing with epic subjects with invention and courage and a great deal of heart. The Second Wife is a powerful new epic that Paul has adroitly woven the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin, and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty. The Second Wife is an Amazon 2016 Kindle Book Awards Winner, The McGrath House Independent Book Awards 2016 Winner, and finalist for The Maggie Award for Excellence of 2016. When not writing, Kishan works as a therapist in private practice.