She is a blogger, was a journalist and also works for social causes that I feel strongly about. Kiran Manral was listed among the 10 non-celebrity ‘social media stars‘ on twitter and is also one of the 20 Contemporary Women Authors To be Followed on Twitter by Women’s Web (Yes, yes, I was on this list too and I don’t mind flaunting it right now because – company!). Kiran’s writing style is very fluid – the kind that makes you want to finish the whole book in one go, and I absolutely love her characters.
before her wedding, by her boyfriend of four years, the only thing she wants to
do is to get out of the city to clear her head. The opportunity presents
itself immediately when her aunt, a retired school headmistress, invites her to
accompany her on a Mediterranean cruise.
As Rhea struggles to cope with her grief of being dumped at the altar, she
finds herself getting attracted to the seemingly unavailable Kamal Shahani—the
infuriatingly attractive ex-student of her aunt and a hot shot
entrepreneur. To add to the confusion, Sonia, Kamal’s very attractive
ex-girlfriend boards the ship in a bid to win him back.
Will Rhea heal her broken heart, or will she end up even more shattered than
she was when she got on this cruise? Read, to find out.
whether the genre is being read, and if yes, then there is a need for it, and
an audience for it. And in this, it satisfies a need. There is room for
everyone. I, for instance, read across the so-called spectrum of genres and
enjoy all forms equally, but having said that you will prise my Bridget Jones
books out of my cold, dead fingers.All Aboard though, is more romance than
the book writing process. From the idea to promotion bit. What do you find the
I am the worst kind of introvert, the kind you see diving under the table cloth
at weddings and other social functions in order to avoid having to make polite
conversation. To get out there and meet people is very, very difficult for me,
I’m happiest in my cave. The book writing process for me is rather
straightforward, I think of a character and her situation in her life, and
build the story around that. I keep it simple, everyday, relatable. I write an
outline of the book, break it into a chapter wise synopsis and then build up
each chapter. When I am writing, I tend to write at least 500 to 1000 words
every single day. I have also written two books completely organically, I had
no clue where the characters were headed or what would happen at the end of the
book, but that was immensely fun too.
Bridget Jones series, with no doubt. And if I might, Pride and Prejudice.
acknowledges that there’s always a second chance at happiness.
twitter at @kiranmanral