A message from our friend and one of my favorite people, Author Ritu Bhathal!
What can I say…
Being a full-time teacher in management, having recently been through the OFSTED debacle (we got Good, so I’m not complaining, but still, STRESS!), on top of being mum to two teens at critical points in their lives and development, as well as wife and daughter… yadda yadda… well, put it this way, it leaves little time for the creative side of me.
Still, I have news and lots of it!
Over the summer, I finally completed the manuscript for my second book, which will be book two in the Rishtay Series, following on from Marriage Unarranged.
It was sent off to several readers, my editor and my publisher, and though tweaks are still happening, we have a release date of 1st June 2023 to coincide with PRIDE month!
We also have a COVER REVEAL for this next offering, entitled Straight As A Jalebi!
Aaaand… here is the cover! I’m a little bit in love with it. I hope you like it, too!
Here is a micro blurb to whet your appetites:
Who knew that an innocent trip to India in the year 2000 would have such an impact on his life? Sunny had only gone as a chaperone for his sister and her best friend and to attend to a few business matters while out there. He ends up with a deal that will change the shape of his professional future and possibly his personal one, too.
But how would he be able to explain that to his family, who are gearing up to get him married off?
I am so excited about this one, but nervous, too, as some of the subject matter is out of my direct experience. This is why I have found a couple of sensitivity readers to ensure I have done the story justice.
The year 2000 and Aashi’s life was all set.
New Millennium, exciting beginnings, new life.
Or so she thought.
Like in the Bollywood films, Ravi would woo her, charm her family and they’d get married and live happily ever after.
But then Aashi found the empty condom box…
Putting her ex-fiancé and her innocence behind her, Aashi embarks upon an enlightening journey to another country, where vibrant memories are created and unforgettable friendships forged.
Old images erased, new beginnings to explore.
And how can she forget the handsome stranger she meets?
A stranger who’s hiding something…
Ritu Bhathal is many things. Award winning Blogger. Author of a book of Poetry. Author of one full length published novel. One more book completed and ready for publishing. All of that is the easy part of her life. The hard part is too exhausting for me to list. ~Ronovan
Check out Ritu’s author site at https://ritubhathal.com/ to see the many ways to follow her on social media.
Mark the date. May 15th, 2023 for that June 1st release date. ~Ronovan
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