Monday, September 15, 2014

Priya in Heels Release Day!

  It’s release day! Yay! Priya is out in the world and there’s a release week only special going on! You can own a digital copy of Priya in Heels for only 99 cents, yo. Saying that makes me automatically think of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop. Because, ya know…shoot, he had to get it cuz was only 99 cents, (bag it).

  Want to know what I did before the big day? Nothing. I cooked and ate and did my nails. I took a nap with my puppies while hubby watched football. Now if the Seattle Sounders had been playing, it would’ve been a whole other story! By the way, they did win last Friday. I know, my life is live-on-the-edge-of-my-seat exciting, isn’t it?

  What was I feeling the days leading up to release? Super calm and relaxed. I’ve already passed through the excited-out-of-my-mind phase, and then the oh-my-lawd-will-people-like-it phase.

  This is me. So chill. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Priya Blog Tour and Giveaways!

Priya in Heels releases tomorrow! Yay!! And there’s a special one week only sale, so grab it now, people! I’m so very excited to share Priya and Tyler’s story with all of you! It’s a story that’s very close to my heart, and I hope you love it. To kick off the release, below is a list of where I’ll be in the next couple of weeks. Drop by, leave comments, asks questions, and enter to win a ton of cool stuff.

I'll be dropping by at the Entangled in Romance blog throughout the week.

9/15: Facebook release party! Join over a dozen Entangled authors, including my release day partner, Reese Monroe, and myself for fun and lots of giveaways.

9/15: Of course I'll be hanging out with all of my lovely Desi sisters in writing at Saris and Stories.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Priya in Heels Cover!

A new adult title from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…

Love doesn’t conquer all…does it?

Priyanka Patel is the epitome of an obedient daughter. She’s finishing up her medical residency at one of Houston’s busiest emergency departments, and has agreed—albeit reluctantly—to marry the man her family has chosen for her. The only thing that can derail the “perfect” life laid out before her is the sexy musician down the hall who wants into her life…and into her bed.

Tyler O’Connor has been infatuated with Priya since she treated his sprained ankle in the ER, and after saving her from a brutal attack, he can't get her out of his head. When Priya puts her family's wishes before their relationship, agreeing to an arranged marriage with another man, Tyler is devastated.

But love is fierce and unreasonable and clashes with the carefully sculpted life her parents want for her. Is going after her heart such a big deal, or will it truly unravel Priya’s world?

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Releasing September 15, 2014

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And...here...IT IS...bask in all the cuteness! Oh, my LAWD!!! 



 More info under the Priya in Heels tab above.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Edits Done! And a Giveaway!

 Guess what? I'm DONE with edits for Priya in Heels!! What does that mean, exactly? It means all professional editing and formatting is complete and we are just a few steps away from sharing it with the world.
  I'm so excited, you guys! I literally cried writing this book. My sweat and tears, but not so much my blood, are in this novel. This is the book that spoke to my heart. This is the book that caught the attention of my literary agent. This is the book that sold to my crush publisher. This is the book that I love.
  What's left now? Oh, just a cover and a release date. Then actually releasing. And that means another giveaway (or several).  :-)
  Let's celebrate! Enter below for a chance to win an earring and necklace set with...you guessed it...heels.



*Update* Winner notified!

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Bollywood Revolution!

 As you know, I wrote a multicultural NA about the love affair between an American-raised, though culturally strong, young Indian woman and her deliciously intelligent American-raised Irishman.
  IT'S DIVERSITY!
  It's culture!
  It's a movement!
  Wait. What? Yes. There's been a movement in the publishing industry to provide more diverse books. I had no intention of doing this when I wrote Priya in Heels. I had no idea about this movement. It wasn't until after I'd received an agent and a publishing contract that I heard the rumors, the needs, the flat-out raise-your-voice supporters.
  Shortly after announcing my deal on Twitter, a group of gifted writers of Desi background approached me. They were putting together a Desi blog, Saris and Stories, and asked if I'd like to join. I was so thrilled to meet other Indian authors that I couldn't help myself. And that, in itself is a little sad, no? Why should I be so excited to see people of color, of my heritage doing what I'm doing? We shouldn't be such a slim minority that I wondered if I were the only one out there.
  We banded together and our collaborative blog launched last week with a blog post introducing each of us as well as some amazing prizes.
   Today, Romance University posted an interview with us. We're titled: The Bollywood Revolution. I never thought I'd become part of a movement. We need more color, more culture, more diversity in our books. A story transports minds, does it not? Why not transport yourself to the lush gardens of India, or the wild jungles of China, or the majestic plains of Africa...or simply put yourself into the shoes of the colored girl who sat beside you in math class? Trust me, it's a whole other world out there. Don't miss it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Saris and Stories

 It's so awesome to announce the launch of our group blog, Saris and Stories! We are a group of Desi (Indian area) authors who write YA, adult, romance, women's fiction, and multi-cultural fiction. Check out our gorgeous blog and enter to win giveaways happening EVERY DAY this week!

 Today, I'm giving away two colorful peacock rings to celebrate my upcoming release of Priya in Heels. Check out my blogpost over at Saris and Stories to learn how to enter to win one of these beauties!

Monday, April 14, 2014

If Priya Were Cast...

 As an author, I fall prey to the very common ailment known as castizing. What is castizing, you may ask? It's fantasizing about who would be cast as characters if a book were to be made into a movie. I found my perfect Tyler in the last post, and today, you'll see my Priya: a very well known Bollywood actress, the lovely Deepika Padukone. She is so Priya, and I'm sure Tyler would love some onscreen chemistry with her.