Thursday, March 27, 2014

#AuthorInterview-->Promising Debut Author- Adite Banerjie


Hi Friends,

I have with me today Adite Banerjie, the author of the bestselling M&B novel, The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal.


Adite Banerjie  is a screenwriter based in New Delhi, India. She turned romance author when her first Harlequin romance, The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal, released in 2013. Her second book, Trouble Has a New Name, comes out in July 2014. She loves to travel, read, watch movies and play with her Irish Setter when she’s not stuck to her computer struggling with her current WIP.

Welcome to Njkinny's World of Books, Adite!


Q1. In one sentence, what is your book The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal about?
It’s about Maya who wants revenge against the man who destroyed her family but then she falls in love with her enemy’s son—how will she reconcile her love with her desire for justice? Oops…that’s one VERY long sentence! :)

Q2. When did it come out? Who is the Publisher? Any notable awards or praise for it?
It was released by Harlequin India in September 2013. Honestly speaking, I’m blown away by the fact that people actually bought my book, read it and got back to say that they liked it. I just hope it’s not just a case of beginner’s luck. Fingers crossed!

Q3. What inspired you to write this book?
I’d entered the Harlequin Aspiring Authors contest in 2012 for which I needed to submit a 2000 word short story. Since revenge is a popular theme in M&B stories, I decided to pick that theme for my entry.

Q4. How did you get your first break as an author?
I was one of the winners of the Harlequin Aspiring Authors contest. That led to the opportunity of developing the short story into a full length novel.

Q5. What has been the biggest surprise or learning experience you've seen through the process of seeing your book(s) get published?

Writing a romance is very very hard! Having been an avid M&B reader, I always felt writing one would be a breeze. But when I got down to it, I found out just how wrong I was. Thankfully, I had a wonderful editor to guide me through the process. And did I mention how hard it is to actually write a romance? :)

Q6. Tell me about a fun moment or proud experience you've had with your book and readers since the book got published.
Oh, I have had a bunch of lovely emails from readers that I shall always cherish. But I think the most fun letter was the one where a reader told me why she prefers reading a Western M&B to an Indian romance…because it’s not too close to home and while you can still get the romance part of it, you don’t need to worry about the nitty-gritty. That’s not to say she didn't enjoy my book. But it was a great insight, namely, romance readers want their escapist fix!

Q7. What are you doing to reach out to readers and book enthusiasts?
Connecting with readers and book lovers has become quite easy, thanks to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. I also connect with book bloggers and reviewers who have been extremely supportive and have helped in spreading the word about my book. And this is my cue to say a huge thanks to you for hosting me on your blog and for your lovely review!

Q8. What is the one thing that you hope readers take away after reading your book?
If there is one message in my book, that would be: we can choose to be better or to be bitter; we all make our own destiny.

Q9. If someone were to tell you one thing before you started writing, what do you wish it had been?
That the process of writing a manuscript to seeing your book in the stores is a very long journey and you need to have the patience of a saint! :D

Q10. What is your overall impression of the writing industry? Any advice you would like to give to the aspiring authors?
Publishing is an extremely competitive business. If you want to get your book published, you have to take the time out to study the craft of storytelling and hone your writing skills so that your manuscript is the best it can be.  

Q11. Where can people find you on the Internet?
On my website: http://aditebanerjie.com
On Twitter: @adite

Q12. What’s next up for you, writing-wise?
My second romance title, “Trouble has a New Name”, also being published by Harlequin India, hits the stands in July this year. And I have started working on Book #3 which is a romantic-thriller.

Q13. A quick Rapid Fire Round with you. :)

Tea or coffee?  Coffee any day!
Books or movies on books?  First the book, then the movie!
love at first sight or love after courtship? Love at first sight.
candle light dinner or beach side dinner? Beach side dinner
romance or mystery? Both! :)

Thanks for taking time out from your very busy schedule to talk to us, Adite!

Njkinny's World of Books wishes you the very best in all your future endeavors and hopes to read more from you in the future. :)

Get to know about Adite's Books, The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal:

Blurb:

Dancing with the enemy


Krish Dev needs to find a bride and quick! With a marriage arranged by his father looming, Krish finds the key to his freedom in Maya Shome, but is this dazzling beauty really all she seems...?
Maya has only one thing in mind: revenge. But when the host of the most exclusive high society party asks her to dance what is meant to be an innocent tango, leads to an engagement with Krish—her enemy’s son!

Arranging their own marriage could work to their advantage…if they can resist mixing business with pleasure!


Excerpt:



‘The marriage would be strictly in name only. Or the deal is off.’
Krish laughed. The sound waves reverberated inside her, making her feel all warm and fuzzy.
‘You mean leave sex out of it?’
Krish’s dark eyes seemed to pick out her body vibrations even before she could.
‘Are you absolutely sure about that?’
Maya seethed. She wished she could wipe that all-knowing look off his face. If only she didn’t feel this strong surge of attraction for him—but that was her secret to keep… just one of many.
‘I’m sure you can find a discreet way of taking care of that side of things for yourself.’
He clicked his tongue in mock disapproval. ‘You haven’t been paying attention, jaaneman.’
Maya was back to worrying her lower lip and Krish leaned across the table to run a finger across her mouth.
‘I’ve told you before that I’m a one-woman guy. And I don’t share what’s mine.’
Her lips tingled at this touch even as his words held out a deep, velvety promise that made her breath catch.
Breathe, Maya, breathe! She pulled away and stuttered. ‘I…I mean it… No sex or the deal is off.’



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