There’s nothing more I can say that you won’t see in the following clip –except ow! my womb hurts! LOL
Archive for September, 2009
That’s how Shoban Bantwal describes her latest book, The Sari Shop Widow (Kensington Books, ISBN: 13: 9780758232021). You know from my Vibrant Voices (which I’ll be starting again in February) that I love hearing from ALL sorts of folks.
I haven’t finished the book yet, but I wanted to entice you with a bit of a blurb for the book and a bit of video. Here first, the blurb:
Pungent curry. . .sweet fried onions. . .incense. . .colorful beads. . .lush fabrics. Shobhan Bantwal’s compelling new novel is set on the streets of Edison, New Jersey’s Little India, where a young businesswoman rediscovers the magic of love and family. . .
Since becoming a widow at age twenty-seven, Anjali Kapadia has devoted herself to transforming her parents’ sari shop into a chic boutique, brimming with exquisite jewelry and clothing. Now, ten years later, it stands out like a proud maharani amid Edison’s bustling Little India. But when Anjali learns the shop is on the brink of bankruptcy, she feels her world unraveling. . .
To the rescue comes Anjali’s wealthy, dictatorial Uncle Jeevan and his business partner, Rishi Shah-a mysterious Londoner, complete with British accent, cool gray eyes, and skin so fair it makes it hard to believe he’s Indian. Rishi’s cool, foreign demeanor triggers distrust in Anjali and her mother. But for Anjali, he also stirs something else, a powerful attraction she hasn’t felt in a decade. And the feeling is mutual. . .
Love disappointed Anjali once before and she’s vowed to live without it-though Rishi is slowly melting her resolve and, as the shop regains its footing, gaining her trust. But when a secret from Rishi’s past is revealed, Anjali must turn to her family and her strong cultural upbringing to guide her in finding the truth.
Here’s the book trailer:
Not for nothing, but isn’t Uncle Jeevan a dead ringer for Lazar Woolf from Fiddler on the Roof?
To find out more about Shoban and her books, check out her website.
For all you writers who visit my site looking for info on how to write romantic suspense, the wait is over!
Starting October 19th, I will be teaching my romantic suspense class.
Here’s the description:
Fall Suspense Thing Writing Workshop is now accepting students!!!
National bestselling, Emma-award winning author for Romance Suspense Deirdre Savoy will be facilitating this month-long workshop set to begin the week of October 19. This workshop is for authors wanting to learn the basic craft of writing romantic suspense or those seeking to add a bit of dramatic spice to any novel.
October 19: What is suspense–how do you achieve it and how do you use it:
October 25: Dark suspense vs. light suspense–how to create the effect you want
November 3: The devil in the details–making suspense believable.
November 10: Love on the run–how to use suspense to heighten the romance and vice versa.
Each week, a lecture and assignment will be posted. Completion and posting of assigned work for peer review is not mandatory but advised if students want to get the most from the class.
Who should take this course:
–first time R/S authors looking to learn the basics
–R/S authors looking to hone their craft
–any author interested in taking their writing to new levels
How to register:
Apply for group membership here. You will receive an e-mail telling you how to make payment. Once tuition is received, you will be added to the group.
Tuition: $25. (First 5 students to complete registration will receive a free synopsis critique.