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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Cover Reveal – Mauri, Book 2 of Abhaya Collection

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.

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Blast from the Past: Writing Process Blog Tour

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

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Me, my handbag & my book on Vicki Batman’s blog

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 –

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Writing Software – Authors Dish on Coffee Time Romance & More!

CTR asked:
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.

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Blast from the past: Téa Cooper

Dear Téa,

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

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Blast from the Past: AUTHOR’S CIRCLE interviews me

June 18, 2014

On Author’s Circle today, meet author and surgeon, Reet Singh, to talk about writing, life and her book, Scorched by His Fire.

Hi Reet, thanks for dropping in and wow! You’re the second romance author slash doctor that I personally know. I’m quite curious about what kind of surgeon but won’t ask since you clearly have your author’s cap on today 🙂

So, lets talk Scorched by His Fire. What’s it about?

RS: Scorched is about Mita, who lives in Mauritius and is not ready for marriage, but has an Uncle who has made it his life’s work to find her a suitable boy. She meets Tanay, who hates her for reasons quite bizarre from Mita’s point of view; she, in her turn, finds him obnoxious, rude and over-bearing. They have their individual, twisted reasons for hatching a common plan – presenting a united front to their respective families. By pretending to be engaged, they seemingly have the perfect arrangement – until Tanay kisses Mita! The attraction between them is scorching; unfortunately, it wasn’t part of the common plan, so, naturally, they fight it, and that’s when the fun really starts.

What’s your favorite line from your novel? Why?

RS: There are about 6000 favorite lines and it’s very hard for me to choose! So I’m going to close my eyes and flip pages, and take the first line on that page. Here it is:

‘Must you wear clothes?’ Mita asked wistfully. ‘You look perfectly delicious without.’

 

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Author Pow-Wow: Aarti V Raman

Hi Aarti,
Thank you for adding beauty and grace to my blog.
I’m intrigued by the lovely cover of your latest book – let’s talk about it – about “Crossing Lines”.

How did the idea come about, to write Millennial romances?
The idea to write Millennial romances came from the fact that I am of the 80s and I grew up in the 90s. So it’s a natural segue into exploring…

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Blast from the Past: Interviewed by Pebble In the Still Waters

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Author Interview: Reet Singh: Scorched by His Fire

Trained to be a doctor; however, she always found time to read fiction. She wanted to write, and she started with scientific articles, which involved the putting down in words, of cold, hard facts. Happily for her, the call of her creative muse got so loud, she couldn’t ignore it anymore. Luckily, Harlequin® India gave her the first break, by virtue of their Passions contest. Winning it was a stroke of luck, allowing her a two book deal. The first of these, ‘Scorched by His Fire‘, came into the Indian marketplace in February this year; the second is a work-in-progress, as yet unnamed.

Please share some of the best memories of your childhood

Reading, play acting and story-telling sessions with my sisters – most days of the year, but especially when we were vacationing in our maternal grandparents’ home in a small village in Punjab. We ate maltas (citrus) off the trees, ate hot sugarcane jaggery off the cauldron, and drank milk straight off the buffalo’s….no, everything except that.

About your education

We schooled all over the country and abroad, being army kids; but then…..

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Blast from the past: Jazz Singh and Zeenat Mahal

Jazz Singh and Zeenat Mahal talk about their latest book, about reading and writing, and about inspiration and friendship!

Dear ladies,
Thank you for dropping in to talk to me.

How fabulous for your fans (I’m one of them, in case you didn’t already know) to get a book that features a story each from both of you! I’m talking about your latest offering, “Twice Upon a Time”. Have a look at the cover – it is very lovely – artistic and vibrant!

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