Link to my
1) new novel: Waiting For You
2) short story: Taking Care of You
“I thought I was dreaming when I first saw you," he said.
“How did you know it was me?” she asked. “I could have been anybody. A thief even.”
He smiled wearily. “I don’t know many thieves who would look at me with anxious eyes and then cry because I was sick,” he mumbled.
Is it possible for love to bloom, sight unseen? Juhi and Abhay are strangers who know each other better than they know themselves. One night changes the equation and the even tenor of their lives and puts all their doubts and fears to rest.
3) Link to my first e-novel; A Home for Meenakshi
A blog for my VMs:
Once Upon a Wedding (Part 1)
- Once Upon a Wedding (Part 1)
Khushi Kumari Gupta looked at Sasi Gupta, the kind man who had adopted her when she had been orphaned at the age of eight.
“Bol, bitiya, are you ready to marry him?” he asked.
Khushi parted her lips, but couldn’t make herself utter yes.
Buaji and amma nodded in her stead.
“Haan keh do, Khussi,” amma urged.
“You won’t find another boy like this, Titliya,” buaji said. “Haan keh do, Nandkisore.”
Khushi turned her head to look at her jiji who was smiling at her, waiting for her reply.
She looked at her amma’s anklets on her feet, praying, “Tell me what to do, please. He Devi Maiyya, raksha karna.”
“Why are you hesitating, Nandkisore? Do you think a prince is going to come on his white horse to rescue you?” buaji asked, fed up of waiting for a reply from an uncharacteristically silent niece.
“He is well-employed, decent. He has no parents to harass you after marriage. Say yes,” amma pressed.
Khushi looked at her babuji’s tired face, the grooves by his nose. She was his responsibility, a burden he needed to offload.
For her babuji, Khushi said softly, “I will marry Shyamji.”
The rest of the story will be posted in my new password-protected blog,
Part 2 is up already.
I would be delighted to give you the password if you contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org after purchasing my latest novel and forwarding me the payment slip for the purchase.
Link to Waiting For You:
I have 250+ readers on this blog, but only about 20 of them bother to encourage and support me by buying my published works on which I spend months of my time and lots of effort. I am sure you can imagine how heartbreaking this is for me.
This new blog is an attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff. I know my well-wishers will stand by me and understand why I am doing this.
Happy New Year! Wishing all of you a wonderful year ahead.