Sunday, 13 August 2017

Celebrating the Release of #Avishi and #MySingaporeFling

This Weekend has been a particularly busy one for two of my #MyNoWriMo author buddies, Saiswaroopa Iyer and Sudesna Ghosh. A book release is no mean feat. Writers, who prefer to be left alone to create beautiful tales, have to come out of their writing dens and market their precious creations. Believe me, marketing can take the mickey out of the best of writers!

While Sai's book Avishi is set in Ancient India and tells the story of a warrior queen, Sue's is a modern romance set in Singapore and is titled My Singapore Fling.

Intrigued, aren't you? Well, I will let Sai and Sue introduce their books to you and what prompted them to write these stories... Over to...

Saiswaroopa Iyer: 


Avishi is the reimagined rendition of Rig Vedic legend of Vishapala, the female warrior with a prosthetic leg. It felt wonderful to work on a relatively unknown character from the ancient lore as opposed to retell the same stories (Nothing against retellings here!). The readers can find an ancient society, full of surprises, breaking all the stereotypes, we have about Ancient India (existence of representative set ups, women holding key positions and so on)

A kickass female warrior with a prosthetic leg from Ancient India? Really? How? What would a world look like where wedlock did not exist yet? How would a world without caste, without patriarchy be? This world looks egalitarian and perfect. What goes wrong in the story? Well, read to find out more! 😊

Some might be intrigued that the source of this story is just a precious couple of hymns from the RigVeda. There were those who cautioned the material is not enough to write a short story, forget a full-length novel. I took it up as a creative challenge than anything else because the story deserves to be told and retold.

To buy the book, hit the amazon link below. 

Amazon Link                                            Goodreads Link



Sudesna Ghosh:


My Singapore Fling is my first ever attempt at a romance. I was writing short stories for children and a YA novella in addition to my non fiction books when I got inspired to try my hand at it. When you're surrounded by romance author friends, it is impossible to not feel the urge to indulge in a little romance. Haha.

My book was rejected as not being Indian enough in character and setting by traditional publishers. Well, I can't help it if an international romance with an inter-racial touch came out of my fingers, I say!

I hope my readers like it because I certainly had fun writing the scenes. And no, Dipa is not me - although a solo trip for a fling does sound tempting...

To buy the book hit the amazon link below: 

 Amazon Link                                 Goodreads Link


Here's wishing both Sai and Sue the very best and looking forward to many more stories from them.


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