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Meet the author by K.M. Francoeur

I was hosted by K.M. Francoeur for the Meet The Author feature recently. Here’s an excerpt

Monday, June 23, 2014

Ruchi Vasudeva

Location:  India


Question:  How long have you been writing?

 I seriously began to write about three years before I got published. Off and on I have beenwriting throughout my life. In some distant future I saw myself seriously taking up writing. Then one day, the question just popped at me: why not today? So I asked my targeted publisher, Harlequin, if they would accept Indian author submission and found that they were actually holding a contest for Indian writers. That was a lucky break. I submitted an entry and went on to win the contest as well as an opportunity to get published with them.

 

Question:  What was the name of the first book you ever published, and when was it published?

My debut book is ‘Bollywood Fiance For A Day’and it was published in September, ’13. It’s American edition is being released in June, ‘14

 

Question:  Was this book published by a publisher; or did you self-publish?

It’s published under Indian AUthor Collection as print edition and is being released by Harlequin E as an eBook with a new cover.

 

Question:  Tell our readers about this very first book.  (For example:  What was the inspiration for writing it, and what was it about)?

The story I wrote for the contest starred a Bollywood actor and a serious minded doctor who just had her engagement broken by none other than her own sister. When I wrote the book, Zahir, the hero, became a hotshot with a careless attitude who rubs the jilted heroine the wrong way. But beneath the surface, he has his own shares of troubles and hurts that life has dealt him. Will Vishakha find out the real persona beneath the reel one?

 I was inspired to write a Bollywood hero because I’m a fan of the song-dance-mix Bollywood films. Vishakha became a doctor, maybe because of my own medical background.

 

Question:  Can a person still buy this book?  If so, where?

It’s available at:

Amazon.in  = http://ow.ly/yn7Kp

Amazon.co.uk = http://ow.ly/yn7Ny 

Amazon.de =  http://ow.ly/yn7Ud 

Also at: Fantastic Fiction, UK 

http://ow.ly/yn7Ws 

 

Question:  How many total books have you published?

To date: two.

 

Question:  List all of your titles 

  • “Bollywood Fiance For A Day”
  • “You Can’t Fight A Royal Attraction”

 

Question:  Any future writing projects in the works?  If so, tell us about it, and any pertinent dates to go with it.

I have a story out in an anthology, to be released by Harper Collins India. I’m currently working on my third book.

Read the rest here: http://meettheauthor.blogspot.in/2014/06/ruchi-vasudeva.html

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Tornado #Giveaway

Today I have some exciting news. The Book Club is hosting a giant giveaway involving a multitude of authors and bloggers, myself included. There are hordes of prizes to be won. The rules are fairly simple and the loot is a biggie. So without much ado, I’ll let you have a look at the details….

Welcome to The Book Club’s very first Giveaway

Tornado Giveaway
We’re extremely excited about it. You will be toowhen you hear the details. Get ready to be blown away by Tornado Giveaway! 
A tornado of books is coming your way. We love our Authors. They give us hours of entertainment; they fill our lives with love and passion. Today, we want to do exactly that. Fill your life with love. This is a Romance Giveaway with a smattering of crime thrillers and a heartwarming family saga – to spice up your life.
Starting on the 1st of July we will introduce each of the twenty-three participating Authors on our Book Club page. Some you already know; some are new.  But all promise to keep you entertained with their words.
Believe it or not, we have 200 books to give away.  Didn’t we say, a Tornado is coming your way!  And there will be not one… not two … but 17 Winners who will get 17 books each and 6 Mega winners will get a chance to grab 22 books each.
How do you participate in this Giveaway? It’s simple… just follow the Rafflecopter(scroll down) and win all the books. 
So what are you waiting for?  Join us here as we introduce each author daily and get a sneak peek into their writing. Get ready to be swept away! 
 
The Rules….
Love Books of course 🙂
In the Rafflecopter follow the rules….
1. Like the Author Facebook Page – Mandatory – 1 point
2. Follow the author on Twitter -Mandatory- 2 points
3. Tweet on the dates mentioned in the Rafflecopter about the Author – Optional – 3 points
4. Like the Harlequin India Facebook Page – Mandatory – 5 points
5. Like the Indireads Facebook Page -Mandatory – 5 points 
6. Like The Book Club Facebook Page -Mandatory –  5 points
 
23AUTHORS; 23 NOVELS; 17 WINNERS6 MEGA WINNERS 

 

Participating Authors

 

Name of the Book Name of the Author Date of Post
Scarlet Revenge Ann McGinnis 1st July
Saving Justice Tasman Gibb 2nd July
The Perfect Groom Sumeetha Manikandan 3rd July
Wilde Riders Savannah Young 4th July
Scorched by His Fire Reet Singh 5th July
When I see your Face Devika Fernando 6th July
The Malhotra Bride Sundari Venkatraman 7th July
Butterfly Season Natasha Ahmed 8th July
The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal Adite Banerjie 9th July
Bootie and the Beast Falguni Kothari 10th July
Full Circle Yamini Vijendran 11th July
Bollywood Fiance For a Day Ruchi Vasudeva 12th July
The Truth About De Campo Jennifer Hayward 13th July
Twelve Hours of Temptation Shoma Narayanan 14th July
Monsoon Memories Renita D’Silva 15th July
His Captive Indian Princess Tanu Jain 16th July
The Return of the Rebel Jennifer Faye 17th July
Rapid Fall Adiana Ray 18th July
Kingdom Come Aarti V Raman 19th July
Crossing the line Nicola Marsh 20th July
India was one An Indian 21st July
Lily’s Leap Téa Cooper 22nd July
Love’s Labour Andy Paula 23rd July

 

All the Best Dear Readers…

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 30TH JULY
Participating Blogs
 
Bloggers/Writers Blogging @
Aarti V Raman Rt_Writes
Adiana Ray Rayyyydays
Adite Banerjie AditeBanerjie
An Indian India Was One
Ann McGinnis Ann McGinnis
Arti Metroreader Arti Metroreader
Bhavya NK Ishithaa
Devika Fernando Devika Fernando
Dola Basu Singh Shiuli
Falguni Kothari Falguni Kothari
Inderpreet Kaur Uppal Eloquent Articulation
Janaki Nagaraj Memoirs of A Homemaker
Jennifer Faye Jennifer Faye
Jennifer Hayward Jennifer Hayward
Jigar Doshi Jigar Doshi
Parichita Singh Parichita
Natasha Ahmed Dear Rumi
Nicola Marsh Nicola Marsh
Nikita Soni Njkinny’s World of Books & Stuff
Pooja Abhay Thoughtless Ramifications
Reet Singh Reet Singh
Renita D’Silva Renita D’Silva
Rubina Ramesh The Book Club
Ruchi Vasudeva Ruchi Vasudeva
Savannah Young Savannah Young
Shoma Narayanan Shoma Narayanan
Sonia Rao soniaraowrites
Sumeetha Manikandan Books Reviews by Sumi
Sundari Venkatraman Flaming Sun
Tanu Jain tanurja’s Blog
Tasman Gibb Tasman Gibb
Téa Cooper Tea Cooper
Usha Narayanan Usha Narayanan
Yamini Vijendran Straight from the heart
Andy Paula Andy Paula
 
This Giveaway is hosted by The Book Club. A group of Writers and Bloggers who have come together to spread the works of different authors from around the globe. 
 
 
Logo design by Natasha Ahmed
A special thank you to Adite Banerjie, Sundari Venkatraman and Dola Basu Singh. Without you this Giveaway was not possible. 

 
So what did I say?;)
I’ll be hosting spotlight from various authors to keep you in the know. Meanwhile check the Book Club page where everyday a new author will be spotlighted along with the number of free copies on the offer.
What more could a book lover ask this summer? 🙂

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