She turned to fiction writing after a fulfilling and exciting career as a business journalist. When she penned her first romantic short story, she won the Harlequin India Passions Aspiring Authors Contest (2012). She lives in New Delhi, India, with her husband, mother and an adorable Irish Setter.
Today, MFRW asks Adite about her writing...
Why did you decide to write romance novels?
I love reading romances and have always wanted to write them. However, it took me a very long while to actually gather the confidence to write a full length romance novel.
How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
I have been a journalist for more than two decades and my stories are peppered with things that I have seen, been fascinated by or simply observed. Sometimes, when I write the emotional bits, I do tend to dig deep within myself and find a personal experience/moment that I can relate to. I think that always helps to ground my stories even though I believe in writing escapist romance. Go figure!
When did you first think about writing and what prompted you to submit your first ms?
I saw an ad for the Harlequin Aspiring Authors Contest and decided to submit a short story. I never expected that it would actually become one of top three winners. I then turned my story into a full length novel (The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal) and submitted the manuscript to Harlequin.
What genre is it?
It’s a contemporary romance-drama set in India.
Would you like to write a different genre than you do now, or sub-genre?
After I wrote The Indian Tycoon, I have written a romantic-comedy (Trouble Has a New Name) which releases in India in July 2014. I am currently writing a romantic-suspense.
Tell us about your latest book. What motivated the story?
I have always been fascinated by revenge stories. The premise for the Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal was: what if a woman who seeks revenge for the destruction of her family falls in love with her enemy’s son?
What is your writing routine once you start a book?
I spend a lot of time thinking about my story, working on the outline. But once I have kind of a roadmap ready with a few key milestones that could be the major plot points or key emotional moments, I start writing. If along the way, something different (from what I’d initially imagined) crops up, I go with the flow. As long as it doesn’t completely take me away from the basic story. I try to write 800-1500 words everyday.
Adite Banerjie's newest release is The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal , a Contemporary
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 to Krish—her enemy’s son!
Arranging their own marriage could work to their advantage…if they can resist mixing business with pleasure!
Heartwarming Romance Set in India
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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 his 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.’