HOW DID ADITE BANERJIE CONCEIVE "TROUBLE HAS A NAME"
After I finished my first romance novel, The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal, which was a pretty intense story, I wanted my second novel to be a light, frothy read with loads of romance but also light comedic moments. Something with a chick-lit feel to it.
One day while browsing on Pinterest I came across some gorgeous pictures of luxury beach destinations. I couldn’t stop staring at the pristine beaches, the aquamarine ocean and the luxury villas. Instantly, I knew I had found the location of my romance novel: a beach resort on the Andaman Islands. The name of my fictitious hotel resort was the first thing that came to me: Nirvana on the Beach.
All fired up, I hit the ground running. The characters virtually came to me as if I could see them standing right in front of me. Ambitious and feisty model Rayna who has been dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of her best friend’s wedding. Neel, the hot, enigmatic owner of Nirvana on the Beach where Rayna’s friend is getting married. Sparks fly and the romantic allure of the island adds an edge to their sizzling hot attraction. After that it was just a matter of peppering their romantic journey with some comedic twists and turns and some tears and sniffles before the happily-ever-after ending. Writing their story was a delightful adventure for me as well.
Adite Banerjie discovered Mills & Boon romances and their amazing assortment of drool-worthy TDH heroes in her teens. Around the same time she fell in love with song-and-dance Bollywood romances. Growing up in a home with a filmmaker dad who worked in the world’s largest Bollywood and a voracious reader for a mom, it was inevitable that she would come to love both films and books. During her exciting and fulfilling career as a business journalist, she found the time to indulge her passion for both Bollywood romances and M&Bs. But after years of reporting and writing about the real world, she chose to return to her love for fiction and turned screenwriter. She turned Harlequin author after winning the 2012 Passions Aspiring Authors Contest. The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal, based on the winning short story for the Harlequin contest, was released in December 2013 in India. Trouble Has a New Name was released in 2014. Both are available in paperback (India) and in the e-book format globally. Her third title (romantic-suspense), No Safe Zone, will be released in May 2016