Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cover Reveal: A Royal Affair

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When we begin writing a story, we have no idea how it is going to turn out. Sometimes, a story which begins as a short story might turn into a full-length novel.

I began writing 'A Royal Affair' as a short story and yes, it didn't remain one for long. I loved the characters I created and it turned out to be a novella on the borderline of being a novel.

I have always been fascinated by Indian royalty. You can find the wide-eyed wonder of a tiny girl, who visited the Mysore Palace first time during her school days, reflected in the pages of this book. I owe a lot to my parents who took me with them wherever they went and told me stories and answered my never-ending questions.

I was initially apprehensive about writing a foreign character, that too of a native English speaker as the main character. Taking a shortcut, I made her an Indophile, someone who loves everything about India. Also, love is universal, isn’t it? Soon, she took on the shades of a particular Indophile friend of mine. Thank you, Jean Spraker, I have not known another Indophile like you. I hope you like Jane.

And yes, the family I created has more stories to tell so it will be a series. There will be a new book in the series which will talk about yet another story from the same family.

I enjoyed writing this book as it required plenty of research. I read multiple books about Indian royals while researching this book, the main ones being ‘A Princess Remembers’ by Maharani Gayatri Devi, ‘The Ivory Throne’ by Manu Pillai, ‘The White Mughals’ by William Dalrymple and ‘Pataudi, the Nawab of Cricket’ edited by Suresh Menon. I am thankful to these authors for giving me a rough framework to create the Sravanapura Royals, a fictional royal family bearing the legacy of a 500-year-old dynasty, with a modern outlook towards life. 

The editing is in the final stages now and only proofreading is left. I guess, it is time that I revealed the cover and blurb of my new book to you all.
So here you go...

What would you do if your Prince charming turned out to be a Prince in real life?


Jane Worthington, a reporter with a London based channel, comes to India desperate to find a long-lost relative.

The only person who can help her in her mission is Prince Vijay Dev Varman, the scion of the erstwhile royal family of Sravanapura, the man who broke her heart years ago.

 Vijay offers to help her but is determined to remain unaffected by Jane’s presence as he is engaged to be married.

Can the two former lovers put their past behind and embark upon a journey that is filled with roadblocks?

How can they succeed to find a missing man in a land of 1.3 billion people?

A gripping story about second chances and intrigue. 

Coming out on the first of next month.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Best Festive Outfits from Top Fashion Collections

It is that time of the year again when you need to dress up in your trendiest of outfits as you dance away the night with loved ones during Navratri and other festivals. Rest assured that the nights would be full of fun and soirees. To ensure that you look your trendy best at the gatherings, we have five amazing outfit ideas that have been inspired by our amazing festivals. Start searching for these outfits online and enjoy the festivities at their best.

Skirts and Lehengas

Flaunt an envious feminine touch and wear that sensual appeal that can make heads turn at the gatherings with ethnic skirts and lehengas. Nnnow has an amazing collection of skirts like Placket Printed Maxi Skirt, Printed Panel Maxi Skirt which you can team with backless tops, mirror work cholis, etc.

Moreover, with the help of Nnnow Coupons, you can now buy these amazing outfits at amazing prices. Rest assured that there are plenty of beautiful options at the online store to make sure that there is something for everyone. Browse through the collection before selecting and prepare yourself for the compliments.

Koti Jackets

If your busy schedule has left little time for you to prepare for festivals, a koti jacket can definitely save your day. Koti jackets are short jackets that can be easily paired with an extensive range of amazing outfits. Be it something Indian or western, the jacket looks beautiful with anything and everything.
While you can buy the jacket separately, Lifestyle has a great collection kurta sets that come with a matching koti jacket. And with the help of Lifestyle Coupons, you can also get great discounts on your purchase. The best thing with these jackets is like other accessories, you can pair them up with many of your other outfits too to ensure that you look your best each of the nine days.

Traditional Sarees

No matter what kind of formal occasion or festival it is, you can never go wrong with a beautiful saree. Renowned Indian designers now offer a vast collection of sarees designed with a twist to make them a perfect fit for the urban consumers. Available in bright colors and trendiest of designs, you can rest assured that you’ll put your best foot forward this with a beautiful saree.
Shoppers Stop is a popular online store that is offering a vivid collection of stylish sarees for the occasion. The store is known for its affordability and you can rely on it for timely delivery of your selected outfit. Don’t forget to use Shoppers Stop Coupons when shopping at the store to avail massive discounts.

Anarkali Suits

Turn into the Anarkali who will burn the entire dance floor not just in pubs and discos but cultural gatherings. Anarkali suits are very popular among women in India due to the wide range of options in which they are available. You can purchase a tube Anarkali for that wow factor or team the kurta with a silk trouser to look like a million bucks.

Popular brands like Biba, Ira Soleil, Haute Curry, Jashn, Stop, and much more offer beautiful Anarkali kurtas which you can definitely consider for special occasions. You can find a great collection of these popular ethnic wear at Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Nnnow, and other popular online portals.

If you are confused about what you should buy, the options mentioned above are sure to make things easier. Browse these popular options and recommended stores to select the best outfits for the festival. Use the coupons when shopping and you are sure to enjoy a shopping experience like never before!

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