What Aarti Did On Her Birthday
And Bastard Billionaire Shane's Title Reveal
I’m writing this edition of TWGL listening to Lauv’s I Like Me Better, which is IMO, one of the happiest songs ever! Because I’m in general THRILLED with life, Postmate. Who knew when I wrote the 2nd Sep edition that life would reward me with so many blessings by the time my birthday rolled around!
CHIEF of which is CLAIM still ruling the charts! THANK you so much for ALL the ratings, reviews, and the sheer love you’ve given this book baddy. CLAIM’s Drake swirled in my head for years on end! Took a major breakdown and recovery to start writing him and look how he turned out (heart eyes).
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The only comparable hero to stay in my head for this long is Shane McRae, the second Bastard Billionaire. I have so much to say about Shane and Princess Lena of Stellangard’s journey but, for now, I’ll let this Instagram post do my talking for me. Just to introduce you to them in the MOST dramatic way possible :P
And now, onto the fun booksy announcements!
Shane has a Title Reveal
And it’s Ruin.
I am too keyed up with anxiety and nerves and anticipation to say anything more than this - What can you expect from Ruin?
One tortured hero with PTSD
One feisty heroine who’s desperately trying to mend her bad girl ways
Best friend’s sister x brother’s best friend in a forbidden age-gap romance
Bodyguarding turns into guarding hearts!
A once-in-a-lifetime second chance first love.
Overprotective brothers who are Princes so can chop one’s head off
INSANE sexy times
And, to cap it all off, throat-gripping intrigue and danger.
Aarti’s Going Vocal
Okay, I know that’s a tad dramatic, even for me but YOU GAIZZZZ I have a legit reason to be this happy!
I’m immensely proud to share this incredible news - I’ll be writing a Storytel Original Audiobook for Storytel, one of the PREMIER audio platforms in the world. It will be a wholly original story, available exclusively to Storytel in an anthology celebrating Diverse India.
The release date is set in 2022!
I am BEYOND thrilled to write Raahil and Niva’s geeky gamer story. I’ll share snippets and things as they happen but, for now, please do wish me good luck as I add ONE MORE DEADLINE to my never-ending pile of DLs :P
Birthdays Galore in Casa Aarti
ICYMI, I love the month of September. All the cool people have September birthdays, and I celebrated mine on the 22nd! And it was so so awesome! Yes, I spent the week leading up to it buried in Lena and Shane’s story but I am so PLEASED with my progress - maybe enuff to actually do a quick newsletter blast SOON with the cover reveal!
Today’s my dad’s birthday, happy birthday dad! And we have a HUGE double birthday celebration happening as you read this letter. I’ll share pictures of the dinner in the next edition! I will be stuffing my face with cake and delicious goodies - my healthy and mindful eating be damned!
I’m extra grateful for this year’s celebs because we, all of us, had such a low-key celebration last year it seems like we have so much lost joy to find and make us whole again, right? I am also FULLY vaccinated (both shots of Astra Zeneca done!) so I can hug and hold my extended family with no fear. (As long as we all shower and de-germ ourselves ASAP :P)
It’s been a pandemic, Postmate, and I’m glad to start emerging to the land of the living again (with masks and social distancing and hand-washing in place!)
Writer Gal’s Writer Pals Present
It is, after all, my birthday newsletter so I’m freaking thrilled to share the lovely goodies my writer pals are sharing this week. Some of the books are on sale, some are free and some are free to read on KU so there’s something for everyone!
First up is a hot single dads romance boxset set in Seattle by Whitley Cox. Three full-length romances for the low price of 99c? SIGN ME UP!
Then we have a first-in-series freebie by Kody Boye. And let me tell you, I’m excited to read this series along with you, since this just might be my cure to the SHIVER trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater!
Next up is Golden Angel with a super-duper hot romance called Bondage Buddies. It’s a “k!nky hot friends-with-benefits-catching-feelings, single mom and player Dom romance” and that cover has me believing it ALL!
Last is the next book in my writing bestie Zoe Beth Geller’s ice hockey Maine Maulers series, a legit Amazon Bestseller series! This one is free to read on KU so check it out.
I am also participating in many bookish events and I’d love for you to check them out!
That is all I have for you in this edition of TWGL. I’ll be back soon with more Bastard Billionaires’ updates, birthday pictures, and more :D
Till then stay safe and awesome,