A Designer’s Diary: Unveiling the Cover of “Love Swipe Blackmail”


For those of you who have read What’s in a Cover – 2, here is my take on designing the cover. Creating the cover for “Love Swipe Blackmail” was like navigating through a maze of thrillers, mysteries, and tech-savvy twists. As a designer, it’s not often that you get a project that combines the essence […]

Five Hilariously Good Reasons to Not Read “Love Swipe Blackmail”

Warning: This blog has been authored by Mahima Khandelwal, the arch frenemy of Anju Nagpal who wrote Why You Should Swipe Right on “Love Swipe Blackmail”. 1 – You Value Sleep Over Suspense If you prefer your dreams to be peaceful and your nights uninterrupted, then “Love Swipe Blackmail” might not be for you. Indian […]

Why You Should Swipe Right on “Love Swipe Blackmail

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In a world where Indian suspense thriller novels are as plentiful as samosas at a wedding, why should you swipe right on “Love Swipe Blackmail“? Well, if you’re tired of the same old chai and chaat routine and craving a spicy twist, this book is your perfect masala mix. Firstly, let’s talk about Indian thriller […]

Her Musing Verse 

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‘I would love to see what you would come up with in the Sequel!!’ She texted me the above expectation or a challenge, if you will, as a part of her private review of Love Swipe Blackmail. She? A book reviewer, but also a compulsive good-book lover, something that I realised the very next day […]

The Mysterious Message from Ms. D

It was the 19th of March 2022, a Saturday. My Instagram handle notified me that someone has posted a story with my novel Love Swipe Blackmail in their hand, adding the caption, ‘Happy Saturday @AuthorNitishBhushan’. It is usually the author’s place to take their readers on a journey of thrill. Little did I know that […]

Agni, Facing the Red Sun

If the title has spooked you, trust me it spooked me too when I coined it. What the hell does it even mean – Agni, Facing the Red Sun. It is not as if I am thinking of possible titles for the authors of Indian suspense novels to choose from????. But like in all the […]

What’s in a Cover – 2?

In the previous blog we have already established the difficulty we went through in designing the right cover for Love Swipe Blackmail. Here’s how we had progressed. Like I reported to you in the last blog, Love Swipe Blackmail is a mystery thriller. And we wanted it to be counted amongst the top Indian thriller […]

What’s in a Cover – 1?

In one of the Archies comics that I read as a child, there was an episode where Waldo Weatherbee is playing baseball. He is a plus-sized man and not many take him seriously until they see him hitting home runs. Jughead, who is watching this game, turns towards those who were not sure of Waldo […]

What’s In a Name?

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” Nothing would hound me more than this line from the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare, after I had finished writing my first novel and was still struggling for its name! What’s in a name […]