Fairytales don’t end with True Love’s Kiss, they begin with one…
Diya Mathur (aka Beauty), celebrated supermodel and Party Princess of India, is adored by everyone. She works hard, plays hard, and has the biggest shoe fetish on the planet. But after she purchases one baby bootie, Diya’s reputation is in ruins. There’s only one place to escape the rumours – Texas, under the protection of her lifelong friend, and secret love, Krish Menon (aka the Beast).
Financial whizz-kid, CFO and entrepreneur, Krish is a brooding workaholic with a charisma that still brings Beauty Mathur to her knees. He has no idea, of course! They’ve shared a bond since childhood – a special friendship that thrives on sparring, teasing and goading – but with Diya back in his life and under his roof, Krish’s latent desire for her explodes. And when he finally admits to the secret that has never allowed him to commit to any woman – especially Diya – everything changes. Krish might finally realise how much he wants his Beauty. But he won’t get her until Diya has tamed her Beast.
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1) What/who inspired you to start writing?
My mother. It so happened that she insisted I do something worthwhile with my time, once my kids had grown to the age where they didn’t need me constantly and I was beginning to flounder with nothing to do. I looked into taking some online classes and being as fond of reading and literature as I am, the classes that appealed to me had to do with writing—a class called “Romance Writing Secrets” to be exact. I took the six week course, then another one on grammar, and voila! I was writing seriously enough to put down approximately 80,000 words on page in a year.
2) Tell us a little about yourself.
Well, I’m crazy about Scrabble, Sid Meier’s Civilization and the Age of Empires. I am prone to nasty bouts of car and plane sickness but not seasickness. I hate massages that hurt. I love old buildings and historical artifacts. I love dogs. I am afraid of snakes and ghosts—I get freaked out by horror movies and only watch them with the sound turned off. Oh, and I loathe cooking.
3) What is your favourite genre?
Anything and everything romance.
4) Which is your favourite book?
As I have several that I am equally fond of, I will go with naming my favourite by its written age: the Mahabharata by Vyasa, although, I’m not sure if the epic can be called a book.
5) Who is your favourite author?
Again, I have great respect and liking for several and will go with my latest favourite. John Green, author of The Fault In Our Stars.
6) What are your hobbies?
Reading, dancing, Scrabble on or offline, playing computer games, namely, Civilization and Age of Empires.
7) Perfect holiday destination?
Ancient and historical places and anywhere you see endless horizons and mountain views.
8) Describe a perfect day.
Days when I type out 3000 or more productive words, at the end of which hubby and kids treat me to a dinner at my favourite restaurant. Total, scrumptious bliss.
9) Which is the best part of writing a story?
The beginning, the middle and the end; I love every aspect of writing my story right now. I know it may change at some point, but so far, I’m in writer heaven.
10) How much inspiration do you draw on from real life experiences? With respect to plot, characters etc.
A good bit of my plot/scene/character ideas come from real experiences or by observing people and situations, though most of it is pure research or common sense. For example, the “Puppy Shame” scenes from Bootie and the Beast were inspired by a friend whose husband actually teases her about…well, Puppy Shame moments.
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