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 I’m so happy that many of you are enjoying my books  – it’s always wonderful to hear from you!

 I am grateful for the love you all have been showering on my latest release Love and Longing in Firefly Season which was released on  April 26, 2021. 

Love and Longing in Firefly season talk about the world of fashion designers. I set the second act of this love story in the backwaters of Kavvai, in a fictional island called Heaven's Cove. Heaven's Cove is inspired by similar islands that exist in the Kavvai Backwaters, Kerala. They are absolutely mesmerising. It also talks about relationships, infidelity, intellectual property theft, love and yes fireflies!
 
I have experienced both the magic of fireflies and the beauty of the Kavvai backwaters and wanted my readers to experience it as well.
 
I would love to hear from you, so do write to me – I’m there on Twitter (@preethivenu), Instagram (@preethivenu) and Facebook.
 
Love,
Preethi Venugopala



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FALLING FOR CINDERELLA


When what you seek is seeking you...



Karan: It all started at a masquerade ball. I took one look at the girl dressed as Cinderella and fell head over heels in love. 

I was not someone who believed in love. 

Yet, within a few hours, she made me crave things I never knew I wanted. 

I began to equate her presence with happiness. 

Like a warm breeze on that winter night, she thawed my frozen heart. 

At midnight, she ran away without telling me who she really was. Just like Cinderella.

I was never the same again. 

I couldn't forget her, but she came visiting only in my dreams.

No matter what, I was determined to find her.


Chandni: Karan was not someone I could even dream about. 

I was a poor orphan, a nobody.

He was a billionaire, the hottest bachelor in India, coveted by rich women everywhere. 

A dance: that was all he asked.

But while we danced, I gave him my heart, knowing that the magic would end once he realized my true identity.

I was nothing but a cheat.

Yet, the magic didn't end that night.

A bizarre twist of fate put me in his path again. I had to hide my secret, even though I wished to confess everything to him. 

Was watching him from afar the only thing that was written in my destiny?


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WITHOUT YOU

Dr. Arjun enters Ananya’s life like a whirlwind, bringing with him the spirit of young love. 


Does the path of true love ever run smooth? 
Circumstances force them apart even though they were irrevocably in love. She becomes a victim of depression. When everything fails to return her to normalcy, help arrives from an unexpected source. 


Will she ever find happiness again? 
Will time allow her heart to heal and forget Arjun? 
What indeed is true love?
 What is that strange secret that locks all the circumstances together? 


Travel with Ananya to the picturesque Sreepuram, face the chaos of Bengaluru, and relish the warmth of magical Dubai in this heartwarming tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and miracles.









LOVE AND LONGING IN FIREFLY SEASON


Rashi Ratnam, the newly minted design assistant of billionaire fashion designer Neel Mishra, is sceptical when she leaves on a field trip to Kerala with her temperamental boss.
It doesn't matter that she has been harbouring a crush on her gorgeous boss since forever. The man intimidates her and is cold like ice.
Also, he hasn't still forgotten his ex-girlfriend.
At Heaven's Cove, the beautiful backwater island owned by Neel's grandparents, Rashi begins to see Neel in a new light. She also discovers his best-kept secrets.
It is the firefly season, and there is nothing that stops her from falling madly in love with Neel.
But love is not easy.
With Neel's jealous ex-girlfriend hovering around them stirring up troubles, life becomes strenuous.
Can they face the curve balls that fate throws at them?
Or will their love die a slow death?
But in the end, is the choice theirs to make?
Read this heartwarming contemporary love story of letting go and letting love in.



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REMEMBER WHEN


A Forbidden Love, A Natural Disaster, and Secrets



On the outside, Tara leads a perfect life. A home of her own, a handsome husband, a doting son and a promising career as an author.

But inside, she is a wreck. Her marriage is a sham and she hasn't succeeded in forgetting her one true love, Manu, the man she had wronged. The man she had almost married.
Manu, now the senior editor with a science portal, firmly believes that he has left Tara where she belonged in his past. But in reality, he hasn't forgotten anything. Not the love nor the hurt.

Their past and present collide when they accidentally meet in Chennai. The city has come to a standstill after facing the worst flood in a century. While nature is unleashing its fury on humans, they must make peace with their past.

Will they have the courage to do that?

Can they fight the attraction that still burns bright?
Or will the bunch of people they are with, teach them new life lessons?
What is the secret that is burning Tara from within?


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MY WARMEST SORROW



♥ What would you do when you come face to face with your past? ♥


Social media which is often a source of entertainment can be a source of great sorrow as well. Especially alumni WhatsApp groups, as not all memories are pleasant.

Is love still hiding underneath their public facades?
What lies are they concealing?


When Ajay, now an IAS officer, gets added into his college WhatsApp group, all his classmates welcome him warmly. Except for Jasmine.

Jasmine and Ajay were inseparable while in college. Their relationship had transitioned from being best friends to lovers over the duration of the engineering course. But then fate had intervened, and they became estranged. 

Five years of silence have created a wall of sorrow between them. Their interactions in the class WhatsApp group are nothing like what they once used to be. Every moment churns out more anguish and unpleasantness.

Jasmine is still living with the repercussions of what had happened in the past. Ajay's indifference throws her into despair. 

What had caused their separation?



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THE PRINCESS AND THE SUPERSTAR


A Princess in love with a Bollywood Superstar


Saketh Rao aka SR, India's latest Bollywood heartthrob, has bagged the role of a lifetime: to play Hari Varman, the doomed royal scion. 

When he arrives at Sravanapura Palace with his director friend Rajeev Ratnam, little does he know that his life is about to change forever! 

Princess Kritika is overjoyed that Saketh Rao will play the role of her ancestor. But when she comes face to face with the arrogant superstar she is determined to scuttle the project.

Fate, however, has different plans for them. The feisty couple is soon head over heels in love with each other. 

As they uncover the secrets of Hari Varman's life, Saketh makes a discovery that can rip them apart and their newfound love. 

Will the secrets and lies of the past deny them a future together?

Or will they overcome the obstacles to true love?


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THE LOST PRINCESS


HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT THE ONE YOU LOVE?


Ishaani, the newly crowned nightingale of the Indian music industry has it all: a dream career, a loving family and loyal friends. Yet, the man she has loved all her life will not warm up to her.


Rajeev, a hotshot movie director, has feelings for Ishaani. But, she is his sister's best friend and has been like another sibling to him. Yet, what can he do if he feels compelled to make her his own?


Then, Ishaani's life changes overnight. She is no longer a lowly commoner but a princess.


She has to make some tough decisions to protect the man she loves.


Her choices lead them both down a path filled with shocking revelations and devastating consequences.


Will true love prevail?


Or will the many twists of fate tear them apart?


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A ROYAL AFFAIR



Lovestory of an Indian Prince and a British commoner 


When Jane Worthington, a reporter with a London based entertainment channel, comes to India she is sure of two things.

First, she would find Daniel Worthington, the lost twin of her beloved Grandfather and fulfil his last wish.
Second, now that she is in India, she is not going to think about Prince Vijay Dev Varman, the scion of the erstwhile royal family of Sravanapura, the man who broke her heart years ago. 
Two seemingly impossible tasks.
Vijay always believed he knew everything about himself and his family. But when Jane storms back into his life, secrets tumble out one after the other disturbing the very thread of discipline that had granted his life a semblance of sanity.

Jane cannot refuse Vijay's offer of help but every moment with him is torture because he is not the carefree youth she had once fallen in love with.

Will their love bloom once again?

Will they succeed to find Daniel Worthington when every single trace of his existence seems to have been carefully wiped off by unseen hands?

Or will their quest reveal secrets that will make it impossible for them to even dream of a happily ever after? 

A Suspense Novella about Second Chances in Love


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