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: 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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How becoming a Harlequin India® author changed my life

Blast from the past: 22, January, 2014
Reet Singh

 

I am a doctor. A surgeon. Surgeons are trained to observe, to delve, to record.

When I won the Passions contest in 2013, I was catapulted into, for me, an uncharted part of the cosmos: the world of Harlequin® authors. Authors, too, are known to observe and delve and record, but there is a tangible difference between the two vocations. Doctors focus on people with problems, even on people who don’t want to develop problems; however, authors, because their creativity depends on it, focus on everybody and everything, most, if not all, the time….

 

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I’m ‘Stirring your Senses’ on the Harlequin Blog

Have you ever walked into somebody’s home and been pleasurably assaulted by the smell of brownies cooling on a rack?

Or heard the welcome patter of rain as it falls on a parched driveway?

How about a bunch of golden kumquats bravely clinging to the branches of a barren tree – that you had given up on – ever seen a more gratifying sight?

And when a child throws grubby arms about you, her face pressed into your neck, could anything be more precious than the feel of her skin, warm against yours?

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How to write a story that is “A Winner” – featured on the Harlequin India Blog

January 27, 2014
Reet Singh

We all love a good story. How often have we started a book that we couldn’t put down? Or watched a serial on the television that we wished would not end? That is what a good story does, ensnares us and keeps us hooked long after we’re done with it.

So what makes a good story? How do we write a winner?

1. To start with – exactly that, the starting! A story that pulls ….

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Writing Love Scenes

When there’s a romance brewing between two characters in a story, even in genres other than romantic fiction, readers will want the characters to, at the very least, kiss.

When I’m reading, I know that I always want that to happen – and I feel let down when a story with a promising slow-sizzle ends without a physically sensual moment. I’m sure the protagonists feel cheated too.

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