Reet Singh spies on her fictional characters: hosted by Adite Banerjie

An unusual cover reveal – a #CharacterInterview

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As an author you create characters and give them unique traits — both good and bad — and then throw them into all kinds of situations — including some really tough ones. Yeah, basically you’re playing God! I asked my author friend Reet Singh, if she ever wondered what her characters thought about her and …ummm… shall we say, her ‘meddlesome ways’?

Reet chose to answer my question in a very unique way. She decided that the next time the lead characters from her new upcoming book — Take One Fake Fiance — met she would spy on them! But before we get into what emerged from her ‘spying’ activities, here’s a little info about TOFF…along with the first look at the cover!

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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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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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Blast from the past – Nov 2015 – Author Pow-Wow: Devika Fernando

Dear Devika,

Thank you for coming over to talk to me. I’m really looking forward to your next two offerings – they are both sequels to ‘Playing with Fire’, I understand.

Let’s talk about them – ‘Dancing with Fire’ and ‘Living with Fire’!

Two sequels at once – awesome! How do you do it? Do you write concurrently, sequentially, what? Tell us something about that – perils, pitfalls, advantages.

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