Book Blitz: ‘Lolita’ by Rubina Ramesh

Love or Stardom? Was there even a doubt what Lolita wanted?

Though what Lolita wanted and what she got were two different things. When notoriety, that came along with fame, was too much for her to bear, she seeks refuge in the luscious greens of Panchgani.

But a chance accident changes her life forever…

Advait Rana was a workaholic and a single dad. And balancing the two roles was not easy. The guilt of neglecting his 10-year-old, motherless child made him decide to become a better father than he was. Taking a leave of absence from his work, he heads towards Panchgani little knowing that fate had some other plans for him.

A chance accident that changes his life forever…

Born in simplicity, shunned for her ambition by her family, shamed for her choice in men, Lolita is exactly the kind of woman Advait doesn’t want his daughter to be acquainted with. Little does he know that it is this attitude of his which makes him a target for the darling of the silver screen.

For she was born to win over hearts!

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Blast from the Past – The Joy of Romance – on the RARM Blog

January 23, 2016 by Bobbi Dumas

Read-A-Romance Celebrates Diversity!
Welcome!
This month, we’re celebrating diversity & romance with 31 writers who represent a bright rainbow of color, culture, nationality, religion, ethnicity and orientation.

Visit every day in January – you can see the full calendar of authors here – to check in and show your appreciation for a variety of voices who’ll share their thoughts on the 2015 RARM theme, The Joy of Romance. Let’s celebrate love for everyone! xo

Reet Singh chose to post a lovely poem. Enjoy! xo

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Author Pow-Wow: Preethi Venugopala

Dear Preethi,

Thank you for dropping in to talk to me.
I really enjoyed reading ‘A Royal Affair’ – let’s talk about it since it is my favorite from you so far.

How did the idea come about, to write an inter-racial romance? Was it a difficult one to write?

Hi Reet. Thank you so much for having me over. Great to hear that you loved ‘A Royal Affair.’ I don’t know how I got the idea to write an inter-racial romance as most of my story ideas seems to come in from nowhere. But the origin might have been somewhere in the ‘Who do you think you are’ series that I binge watched a long ago. It is a show on BBC where celebrities go in search of their lost ancestors. In ‘A Royal Affair’, Jane is coming to India in search of

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Preethi Venugopala’s new release: The Princess and the Superstar

A Princess in love with a Bollywood Superstar

Saketh Rao aka SR, India’s latest Bollywood heartthrob, has bagged the role of a lifetime: to play Hari Varman, the doomed royal scion.

When he arrives at Sravanapura Palace with his director friend Rajeev Ratnam, little does he know that his life is about to change forever!

Princess Kritika is overjoyed that Saketh Rao will play the role of her ancestor. But when she comes face to face with the arrogant superstar she is determined to scuttle the project.

Fate, however, has different plans for them. The feisty couple is soon head over heels in love with each other.

As they uncover the secrets of Hari Varman’s life, Saketh makes a discovery that can rip them apart and their new-found love.

Will the secrets and lies of the past deny them a future together? Or will they overcome the obstacles to true love?

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Why doctors are eminently suited to writing fiction

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Anton Chekov, and Somerset Maugham.
More recently – Khaled Hosseini, Atul Gawande, and Abraham Verghese.

History bears testimony to the fact that revered physicians have been great writers.
Mythology, too, tells of Apollo, Athene and others, who were gods of medicine and of poetry.

Is it a happy accident?
Decidedly NOT, say Tony Miksanek, Andrea Crawford, and David Hellerstein.
Physician writers themselves, they believe that the two abilities, writing fiction and practicing medicine, are inextricably linked.

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How NOT to write a book review – featured on Susan Palmquist’s Blog

Susan Palmquist: One think I encourage my students to do is become a book reviewer. It not only helps you figure out what makes a story work (or not work), but it also lets you see who’s publishing what and where your story might fit into the current market.

Today’s guest blogger has some great tips on how not to review a book…

Reet Singh: This post assumes that you are one of the precious few who write – or plan to write – reviews of the books you’ve read. I love you already!

A book is not just about the plot and the syntax and the characters, it is also the toil and sweat and blood of the author, so it’s always a great idea to let the author know what you like about their story. And also what you don’t like, but be aware that nobody writes a horrible story on purpose, so be gentle.

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Lost…

I knew this would change everything – but I just stood there transfixed – I felt helpless.

It was a weird, out-of-control, out-of-body experience, with my brain screaming away at me to do something.

I couldn’t – I just watched, and waited…..

What are you waiting for? Do something, you idiot!

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