Benign Flame: Saga of Love

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Roopa marries Sathyam, hoping that he would help her become a doctor but as he fails her, feeling used by him, she insensibly seeks lesbian solace in her friend Sandhya’s embrace. Soon, in a dramatic sequence of events, Tara, a suave call girl, tries to rope in Roopa into her calling; Roopa herself loses her heart to Sandhya's beau Raja Rao, and Prasad, her husband’s friend falls for her. And as Prasad begins to induce her husband to be seduced by whores, to worm his way into her affections, Roopa finds herself in a dilemma. But as fate puts Raja Rao into Roopa’s arms in such a way as to lend novelty to fiction, this ‘novel’ nuances man-woman chemistry on one hand, and portrays woman-woman empathy on the other. Who said the novel is dead; 'Benign Flame' raises the bar as vouched by - The plot is quite effective and it’s a refreshing surprise to discover that the story will not trace a fall into disaster for Roopa, given that many writers might have habitually followed that course with a wife who strays into extramarital affairs - Spencer Critchley, Literary Critic, U.S.A. The author has convinced the readers that love is something far beyond the marriage tie and the fulfillment of love can be attained without marriage bondage. The author has achieved a minor revolution without any paraphernalia of revolution in the fourth part of the novel – The Quest, India.

Romance / Erotica
BS Murthy
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Benign Flame – Saga of love

BS Murthy

ISBN 81-901911-3-6

Copyright © 2006 BS Murthy

Originally published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata,

Second and third editions by Self Imprint in 1997 and in 2004

This improved E-book edition is of 2013

Cover designed for 2004 edition by KB Bhaskar,

GDC creative advertising (p) ltd., Hyderabad - 500 080

Self Imprint

F-9, Nandini Mansion,

1-10-234, Ashok Nagar,

Hyderabad – 500 020

Dedicated to Naagamani, my better half

who leaves no stone unturned for my fulfillment.

Other books by BS Murthy –

Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life

Crossing the Mirage – Passing through youth

Glaring Shadow - A stream of consciousness novel

Prey on the Prowl – A Crime Novel

Stories Varied – A Book of Short Stories

Onto the Stage - Slighted Souls and other stage and plays

Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife (Non-fiction)

Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of self – help (A translation in verse)

Sundara Kãnda - Hanuman’s Odyssey (A translation in verse)

Chapter Headings

1. Ramaiah’s Family

2. Realities of Life

3. Hapless Hope

4. Turn at the Tether

5. Moorings of Marriage

6. World within the World

7. Roopa’s En Passant

8. Threshold of Temptation

9. Sathyam’s Surrender

10. Sandhya’s Sojourn

11. Match in the Making

12. Poignant Moment

13. Wedding Season

14. Veil of Fate

15. Naughty Nuptials

16. Tidings of Love

17. Tentative Moves

18. Fetishes of Fantasy

19. Curtain of Courtesy

20. Blueprint in the Offing

21. Enduring Longing

22. Villainy of Life

23. Playboy at Play

24. Scheming the Theme

25. Device of Deceit

26. Software of Detour

27. Tara’s Theory

28. Night of the Mates

29. A Brimming Romance

30. Euphoric Forays

31. Living the Dream

32. Chat at the Bar

33. Amour on Rein

34. Surge of a Merge

35. Date with Destiny

36. Threesome Sail

37. End of an Innings

38. Subdued Beginning

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