How's the weather where you are?
And other Aarti V Raman updates
I am writing this edition of The Writer Gal Letter huddled under my Buffy fleece and Bare Bears socks, listening to Ishq Shaava from Jab Tak Hai Jaan. I have never experienced a chilly winter here in Mumbai, like EVER, but for the last month it. is. cold, Postmate! We’ve had down temps of 12 degrees celsius, which is about 10 degrees too cold for me. All I want to do is curl up under my blankie, read all the rom-coms (I’m OBSESSED!), and drink yummy hot chocolate.
Question For You
Do you have a special recipe for hot chocolate you’d like to share with me? I’d love to hear from you.
The secret tip that I learned from a baker friend? Add a few pieces of Bournville Chocolate (dark is healthy!) to give it that thick and creamy texture.
Now, onto the bookish updates.
PAPERBACKS ARE COMING!!!!!!!
When I was a child let loose in a library, my favorite thing to do was gaze at the spines of books displayed and touch them lovingly. As I grew older, I imagined the day when I’d get to see mine and touch mine. This dream came true in parts when my publisher-signed books - With You I Dance, Kingdom Come, The Worst Daughter Ever, and White Knight - were released.
But, it’s been such a sore point for me that I haven’t been able to get the 25+ books I have written in the last four years in my hands. To see them. To touch them.
Well, guess what, Postmate? My dream and, hopefully, yours, is coming true now!!!
Over the next few weeks and months, I will be releasing ALL the single-titles, including the novellas, in paperbacks. Across. The. World. I have plans to do hardback collector’s editions too but you’ll have to bear with me for it. I am still trying to figure this all out.
And do you know what this means? Signed. Paperback. Giveaways. And Store!
I’ll have more details ASAP on Instagram since I cannot send a newsletter every day to you (you’ll run away from me :P) so please do consider following me there!
A Bonus Scenes Announcement
Replotting the Stroytel Original and, writing your favorite Formula One Bad Boy from Burn! :P And…Bonus scenes!
So, since I’m doing paperbacks and I love you, Postmate, for sticking with me through the digital journey, I want to do something extra special for you.
Time and energy permitting, I will be sharing bonus scenes and other trivia about each new release as and when it happens. So, it’s like a happy little catchup with each of the characters when they appear in the world in a new format.
And…of COURSE, I’m beginning with two of the most recent heroes, Drake and Shane, my brooding billionaires!
Merril, my artist magician, is HARD at work on getting the covers just right and I am actually bouncing off my seat as I wait for her updates.
A Survey and a G.i.v.e.a.w.a.y
This month’s $5 AGC book money is lots of fun! Just click on the survey form in the pink button given below and answer the two simple questions. I’ll pick a winner in the next newsletter.
NOTE: I want you to have the best BEST Aarti V Raman reader experience so it really helps if you can help me out and share your interests and anticipations with me. The more I give you what you want, the more you’ll love me, right?! :P
Writer Gal Recommends
Watching Hot Fuzz: I freaking adore this movie. It’s kooky and so funny and my favorite of the Cornetto Trilogy by zany director and storyteller Edgar Wright. (even his name has “write” in it!)
Reading You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle. I CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT stress enuff how much I love this book and this story. It is SO GOOD, Postmate. I have fangirled on her DMs just like you do me here! If you’ve ever been in a long-term committed relationship, this book is a MUST-READ for you!
Reading The Float Plan by Trish Doller is another excellently excellent book and an escape trip around the Caribbean islands for the reader and the two cutest leads. Read it and thank me later.
Working out: I’m also slowly (like snail’s pace slowly) getting back to exercise and fitness. Moving the body feels good when I spend so much of it plonked in place doing my best work! :P I hope it does for you too.
Writer Gal’s Reader Pals
This TWGL edition contains for-nothing books and events from some of my favorite author friends. I actually talk to them so much that sharing their releases and reduced-price books and happiness just seems so natural. After all, an avid reader is a happy reader.
First up is Renee Webb’s sexy romantic suspense, Uncovering Lily. With that cover and that sweet title, I am certain this one will deliver on all the heat and the thrills your heart can take! Read this for nothing and go on to binge the series.
Then, there’s Gwyn Mcnamee’s steamy dark romance, also the first in a fiery, captivating, long-running series. This cover has fogged up my Kindle and I love it! I know you will too.
Felicity Brandon, the queen of edgy English romance, is here to enthrall you with Chased. Get it. Binge it. Thank me later.
Last, one of my personal fave authors - Michelle Heard - just has a new KU release out. It’s called Lifeline and that cover, the blurb and the steam between the two leads is LIFE! Get this now and find a new favorite author to binge-read in this cold season!
That is it from me for this edition of TWGL. But I’ll be writing in on the 7th with all the paperback news, bonus scene updates and maybe even a paperback giveaway :P
Till then, stay safe and awesome.