Character Development in ‘Take One Fake Fiancé’ – featured by Sudesna Ghosh

Tanay Devkumar, who can be seen in all his splendid glory on the cover of Take One Fake Fiance (TOFF), was a difficult man to create. He was to be ruthless and arrogant, suspicious and cynical, but then had to transform into a dream-boat – a sentimental lover craving a happy-ever-after with Mita, the woman he (once-upon-a-time) used to abhor.

Tall order – but here’s what I did:

I started by giving him a double barreled surname, hoping it would convince Mita, my feisty heroine – and also my readers – that he was not an ordinary man, and certainly not one to be toyed with. Then, recognizing how important the physical appearance is, I made sure he was

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

An unusual cover reveal – a #CharacterInterview

Adite:
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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Coming soon – Take One Fake Fiancé

Originally published as “Scorched by His Fire” by Harlequin India, 2014

Take One Fake Fiancé is a refurbished, revamped, remodelled, updated version of Scorched and will soon be available on Kindle so please watch this space!

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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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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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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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