Storizen Magazine - - Special Feature -

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

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