Bound In Love is a collection of eight short stories, all written by Neil D’Silva. These stories are based on human relationships painted in different shades of love. They go beyond the usual romance tropes and touch upon more serious issues such as unrequited love, forbidden love, and love that does not require to be mentioned.
The eight stories in this collection are:
No Chocolate For You! – The story of a mother who tries to protect her son from the suspicious overtures of an uncle.
The Shoe that Didn’t Fit – The story of a man in a strange city who falls in love with his colleague, and decides to go to any lengths to obtain her affections.
No Greater Charm – The story of a fortune-teller who falls in love with a man who is destined to die soon.
The Other Face of Love – The story of a difficult relationship between an overprotective and insecure mother and an ambitious son.
At the Next Stop – The story of a bus journey during which a man comes across a strange couple who seem to be madly in love.
New Wine, Old Bottle – The story of a young actress married with a veteran actor who is older than her father.
The Lion and the Queen – The story of a mythical queen who is taken captive by a stronger army, and falls in forbidden love with the general.
In addition, Bound In Love also features The Makeover, Neil D’Silva’s highly-acclaimed story that was originally featured in the UnBound emagazine.
Bound In Love received several positive reviews even before its release, from more than 15 authors to whom advance release copies were sent. The book follows a unique style, in which every story is foreworded by several authors, who introduce the story as well as give a short review. These reviews are glowing testimonials of the brave themes selected, as well as the unfettered writing style that has become a trademark of Neil D’Silva.
Rasana Atreya, India’s leading self-published author, whose books Tell a Thousand Lies was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones Awards, says of Bound In Love, “Indian short stories are coming of age.”
Bound In Love hit Amazon Hot New Releases #1 on the very next day of its release on August 30, 2015. It has peaked at #7 on Amazon India (short stories) so far.
It also has a Goodreads page.