Cocktail Short Stories About Relationships by Vikram Karve fiction book ebook

Dear Reader,
I have written a book of short stories called COCKTAIL. The twenty-seven stories in this collection explore fascinating aspects of modern day relationships – love, romance, sex, betrayal, marriage, parenting and even pet parenting. Relationships are like cocktails, emotions shaken and stirred, and I assure you that you will enjoy reading these stories.
COCKTAIL is my first book of fiction. I want COCKTAIL to sell well as I feel that the success of this book will be an important morale booster and launch pad as I embark on my creative writing journey and help me successfully publish my novel, which I am currently writing.
I seek your blessings and good wishes and I am sure you will motivate me by buying a copy of my book COCKTAIL.

COCKTAIL is available as an ebook on AMAZON and SMASHWORDS on the links below:



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Relationships are like cocktails. Every relationship is a unique labyrinthine melange of emotions, shaken and stirred, and, like each cocktail, has a distinctive flavour and taste. The twenty-seven stories in this collection explore fascinating aspects of modern day relationships: love, romance, sex, betrayal, marriage, parenting and even pet parenting. You will relish reading these riveting cocktails of intermingling emotions narrated in a temptingly engaging style, and once you start reading you will find this delicious “cocktail” unputdownable till the very end.

Author Bio

VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale, and Bishop’s School Pune, who was once a Naval Officer by profession, likes to describe himself as an Electronics and Communications Engineer by qualification, a Human Resource Leader and Trainer by occupation, a Teacher by vocation, a Creative Writer by inclination, and a Foodie by passion. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging and published a foodie book “Appetite for a Stroll”. Vikram lives in Pune, India and welcomes your feedback by email at


Book Detail

Cocktail: Short Stories About Relationships

Author: Vikram Karve

ISBN: 8191091844

ISBN-13: 9788191091847, 978-8191091847

Binding: Paperback

Publishing Date: 2011

Publisher: APK Publishers

Number of Pages: 192

Language: English


  1. 1
    Navin Chand Gupta Says:

    I have got the book and me and my wife enjoyed every one. We are sharing them with others. Dear Vikram you are suave, frank, lively and a lucid writer. My english is not very good one to describe your talented skills. Regards


    • 2

      Dear Navin,
      Thank you so much for buying COCKTAIL and your nice words. I am so glad you enjoyed the stories. This inspires me to write even better and I am now going to put my heart into my novel.
      Please convey my regards to your wife
      All the Best


  2. 3
    Rahul Says:

    There is an element of the funny and the wicked in this book. Take the instance of ‘Absence makes the Heart Grow Fonder’; it is a reflection of a marriage and relationship of convenience. To think of it, it is stark, yet it has an element of something disturbing and shallow. ‘The Miscalculation’ leaves a reader stunned. ‘The Opposite of Love’ is funny and witty too. One would really trip on the last sentence of this story – ‘The opposite of love is indifference’. ‘Lovedale’ is a poignant tale of love, loss and uncertainty.


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