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Pamela Q Fernandes’ Seoul-Mates

Jilted by the man she followed to Seoul, Katia has hit rock bottom. But within months, her whirlwind romance and marriage to Jihan has everyone talking.

Jihan is the heir to the Kwan business empire while Katia is a foreigner, an Anglo-Indian who has no business ensnaring Seoul’s most eligible bachelor. No one knows that their marriage is based on a contract, and that they have come together for their own ulterior motives.

Together in chic, metropolitan Seoul, the two forge a relationship that is tested by intrigue, jilted lovers and a hidden nemesis. Despite it all, the two find a love that is as beautiful as a cherry blossom—and as fragile.

Can their newfound love survive the forces ranged against them? Or will the vows they took be in vain?

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Neelima’s Unsettled

In a bid to save their marriage Divya and Raghav go to the eccentric Dr. Ray, who persuades them to go on a treacherous quest to find the mythical Scrolls of Love. Written five hundred years ago by the banished court poet Shankara, they are fabled to have the power to heal and reignite lost love.

In the hundred-roomed house, the couple find a femme fatale Yakshi spirit, drowned in centuries of loneliness, who is awakened by the potential chase and is enraged that the couple want what she guards so fiercely.

In a house infested with dreams and poetry, where will the search for love take their hearts?

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M M George’s A Scandalous Proposition

“What is your price, Mira?”
“You’ll never be able to afford it!”

Feisty, small-town girl Mira Talwar is just finding her feet in Delhi when she encounters the hottest bachelor in the country, Ranbir Dewan. The sparks flying between them sizzle with sexual tension, but when Ranbir puts a scandalous proposition before her, she turns him down spiritedly.

However, they have to work together to engineer a happy ending for their siblings, who have fallen madly in love but are too afraid to tell their respective families. The plan they cook up throws them more and more into each other’s company.

Can Mira overlook Ranbir’s indecent proposal and give love a chance?

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Hiba Khan’s My Love is Blind

Brooke has fallen blindly in love with Harris Amin, a mathematics professor and a budding photographer in New York City. She firmly believes he is the man of her dreams, and when he asks her to marry him, she’s ecstatic.

Back in New York from a business trip, she is shocked to discover that Harris has packed up and returned to Pakistan, with no forwarding address.

Armed with nothing more than his family name, his brother’s place of work and his city, Brooke sets off on the journey of a lifetime to find him. But when she comes face to face with him, can her love survive the truth?

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Mamun Adil’s Seasons of Silence

Nadeem is trapped in Karachi, in self-destruct mode. His heart is in New York, the city of his dreams, where he left behind the innocence of his youth and the woman he loved more than life. Love, respect and trust have long since disappeared from his marriage. He hates his job, his wife and most of all, himself.

In a lyrical narrative that shuttles between New York and Karachi and between time and time zones, ‘Seasons of Silence’ maps the reflexive disintegration of a marriage through the prism of the past.

As Nadeem and Mehreen struggle with questions of identity, expectations from relationships and notions of what fulfillment means—and meant—the book presents an excoriating portrayal of the vicious politics within relationships, rather than a rose-tinted depiction of pain and sentimentality.

Can Nadeem break the silence and redeem himself, or is it already too late?

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Madhuri Iyer’s Pink Champagne

When rookie banker Tanya Sen heads out to New York City to start her dream job, she bumps into her dream guy instead! But suave and sophisticated Arjun Mehta is already taken—engaged, and soon-to-be-married, to socialite Lily. Her claws dig deep, and she isn’t planning on letting go anytime soon.

Enter Indu Ben, Arjun’s widowed mother, who has a premonition that Tanya, not Lily, is the one who will become her bahu. Arjun is forced, against his will, to help Tanya out. He introduces her to new friends, rental condos and pink champagne.

With the wedding looming up ahead, Arjun finds himself spending way too much time with an attractive young lady who is not his fiancée. Caught between commitment and attraction, will businessman Arjun follow his head or his heart?

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Madhur Nevatia’s Yours Accidentally

On a wet, monsoon-ravaged Mumbai night, Gautam—a young and handsome investment banker—meets with an accident. Fate brings Sameera—gorgeous, rich, independent and fashionable—into his life. The attraction is electrifying, but is eclipsed by a previous meeting that didn’t go so well. Their journey starts in an unromantic doctor’s room and ends in Goa, with its pristine beaches and moonlit nights—the perfect setting for love.

While he struggles to comprehend the strength of his emotions for Sameera, she struggles to tame the demons of her past. What could have happened to scar her so deeply?

Is Gautam’s love strong enough to win over Sameera’s past?

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Jazz Singh’s Against All Odds

On a wet rainy night, Sanjana slips, and is almost run over by Abhimanyu. Arrogant and unforgiving, he assumes the worst of her. Headstrong and independent, she refuses his help, and hopes never to set eyes on him ever again.

However, fate has other plans for the two of them and they meet again, and yet again. The rich successful businessman and small-town girl struggling to make it, strike up an unlikely friendship, which slowly turns into love. However, the fairytale is short-lived. They come from different worlds and Abhimanyu’s mother makes it Swarovski crystal clear that Sanjana has no place in her son’s life. The two break apart until their worlds collide yet again; in another accident, at another time and place.

Will they come together this time…against all odds?

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Jaya Siva Murty’s Canvas of Dreams

Riya seems to have lost everything—the man she loves to another woman, her husband to death and her soul to fear.

An unexpected meeting with her first love, Ryan, stirs up long repressed feelings but also allows her to move out of the long shadow of the past. Unburdened, she feels free to pursue her dream of opening an art gallery and the intriguing and handsome artist, Rehaan. But when Ryan shows up in her life again and memories of her marriage refuse to fade away, Riya must find the courage to reconcile her past and present.

For Riya, life is a canvas of dreams. Can she distinguish between reality and fantasy?

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Dedunu Dissanayake’s Passionate Pen

Dinuka loves her work at the Daily Guardian, and has all the instincts of a good journalist. But the attractive reporter is all at sea when it comes to men and their mysterious ways.

Her neighbor Himath, the man she has been in love with since childhood, doesn’t seem to have noticed that she has matured into a beautiful, desirable young woman. Asela, her married boss, has certainly noticed, and professes his love for her; but is he after her heart or her body?

In the office or out chasing assignments, Dinuka navigates the world of men and learns about life, love and her own desires. Can she script her own love story, or is she destined only to report from the sidelines?