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?
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.
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.
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!
I wrote this after the Peshawar school attack, modified it after Paris, and then there were so many more that I just added ‘the World’ to the title.
How do we stop this? I wish there was a switch we could just press……
Mauri, the second book of Abhaya collection by Saiswaroopa Iyer is set to release on 9th June 2018 on Amazon Kindle Store. Set in the times of Mahabharata, the books explore lesser known stories of the timeless epic of India from the perspectives of strong female protagonists. The opening Title, Abhaya, was released on Kindle store in November 2015 and has received praise from acclaimed authors and reviewers.
17 March 2014
My Writing Process
Thank you, my romance writer buddy, Ruchi Vasudeva, for inviting me to jump on the #mywritingprocess bandwagon!
Last week, Ruchi wrote about the writing process that works for her. In case you missed it, you can read it on her website right here.
Since she tagged me, and since I’m honored, and since today is Monday, the 17th of March, our #mywritingprocess blog tour day, here are my responses to the four questions:
1. What am I working on?
Book two for Harlequin® India!
Simi and Rudy are both doctors with chips on their shoulders. Their mutual attraction is engendering explosive stuf
This fabulous, roomy handbag was gifted to me by a dear aunt, Veena Mehta.
The PG tag stands for Purificación García – I had never heard of the label before, but now I’m all for it. The bag has withstood every insult including me filling it with sharps like keys and pens and pencils – these things have killed every other bag of mine, but not my PG!
When I first set eyes on it, I baulked a bit at the color –
Which writing software do you use (something other than MS Word, like Jutoh and Scrivener)? What’s your favorite feature(s), and why?
Reet Singh said:
I use Scrivener, invariably, because it is such a time-saver. Its magic lies in its ability to organize my material – I can get the draft of my work-in-progress, the research material, the character sketches, the setting – just everything – into the software, and it’s visible to me in a pane on the left.
Thank you for dropping in.
It’s my pleasure, thanks for inviting me.
I really enjoy your writing – “Jazz Baby” was fabulous and so was “Passionfruit and Poetry”.
That’s great to hear.
First of all, Téa, a question I have been dying to ask – how does it happen that you get the most gorgeous covers for your books? EVERY time. Do you get to choose out of a bunch of options or are the cover gods uncommonly kind to you?
The cover gods love me! The Harlequin cover artists are