I grew up devouring Mills and Boons at such alarming rates that at one point my dad was concerned about my bankrupting him . I haven't read an M& B in ages , but still have fond memories of curling up all night and tucking into stories of blue-eyed Timothy having a steamy escapades with blonde Lucy and such like. And now.. I have my own version of Timothy and Lucy (just that they aren't blue-eyed or eat scones for breakfast or are blonde) going into print this weekend.My first novella will hopefully hit the bookstores by Valentine's day!My publisher just sent me a snapshot of what the cover would look like and I thought I'd share it with you guys.
So yeah, "Seven across" is the name of the book .. and is a desi romance novella. Hell, ya..that's my name on the cover ! I wrote this book when rejections were pouring in for my novel and a strange feeling of unrest gripped me through the one month I wrote this book in. A year later, this baby is ready to be born and I feel like a new mother , all anxious and jittery.
The blurb behind the book reads..
Small town girl Ramya finds the big city fascinating, especially so her boss Abhay. A make-over cannot erase her essential persona, but the attractive Thomas does make her feel the first stirrings of a romance. Abhay and Thomas are good friends, yet the undercurrents are far from positive. The two share a tormented history and Ramya discovers there is more to both men than meets the eye. Thomas does make her heart beat faster and Abhay is not what he seems. Yet Ramya feels the pull of attraction to Abhay as well.
Who is Mr. Right?
The book will be available on Flipkart and IndiPlaza online and at bookstores like Landmark, Higginbothams , Connexions etc. Indiplaza will probably run a Valentine's day offer ,where you can order the book at a deep discount.You can find more info about the Red Romance imprint of Desi romances on the Publisher's website (www.pageturnpublisher.com).
Please order the book,spread the word around on blogosphere... and save a starving(!), impoverished(!!) writer ;-). Oh, another thing.. I don't have an FB page for the book yet and am using the much-neglected and bastardized personal account for all communication regarding the book. So if you are on FB, please add me on..Gosh! I am sounding more impoverished by the minute.
Edited: You'll find the link to my FB page on the sidebar. I figured how to do this after my drama!As far as technology is concerned ,I am clueless and am starting to turn into my parents!