Rayna’s Immutable Laws from #book #TroubleHasANewName by @Adite

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And this week we have something new from our long time friend Adite !

Adite says she discovered Mills & Boon romances and the amazing assortment of drool-worthy TDH heroes in her teens. At around the same time she fell in love with song-and-dance
Bollywood romances. Growing up in a home with a filmmaker dad who AB
worked in the world’s largest movie industry(yes, Bollywood!), and a voracious reader for a mum, it was inevitable that she would come to love both films and books.

Her Latest offering “Trouble has a New Name” is an amalgamation of both her love interests, an extremely “Bollywood” plot penned down with great zeal.

Sounds interesting right ? here is a sneak peek on the plot…

“Trouble Has a New Name” (naughty right from the title name !) is a fun-filled romantic comedy set in theAdite Andaman Islands about a young woman who has to come to terms with her recent breakup and fight off the attraction she feels for the very handsome hotelier she meets at her best friend’s big fat Indian wedding.

In addition to the supper attractive hero, we just fell in love with Rayna Dutta….our heroine

Rayna Dutt, is an upcoming model, dumped by her boyfriend. She is Impulsive, Feisty and attracts trouble at every moment. She is very much a girl next door but likes to live life her own way by .
She has her own set of self-designed laws which is fondly called “Rayna’s Book of Immutable Laws”

 

 

As per Rayna Book of Immutable Laws—(RBIL)

             Anything that could go wrong usually did!

 

What’s more interesting are the laws themselves and how they they keep proving true in her life…read on her immutable laws and some instances on how they play out in her life 🙂

RBIL #1 : Footwear gaffe equals a disastrous day ahead.

“The Merc12721501_ledes soundlessly swept out of the drive way and raced down the road skirting the seafront on its way to the airport. Rayna looked out anxiously, praying they would not get stuck in a traffic jam. Thankfully,
being a Sunday morning, the streets were devoid of the usual week day bumper-to-bumper traffic. If all went well—fingers firmly crossed—they should cover the distance to the airport in twelve minutes, tops. She glanced at her wrist and realized she’d forgotten to strap on her watch.Shoot! Her eyes strayed to her feet and she froze in hor
ror.Holy crap! She was still wearing her flip-flops with the cute fluffy pink teddy bears on them”

RBIL #2: Trust a photographer to be around at the most inconvenient moment

“‘Sorry to keep you all waiting,’ she said, flashing her million-watt smile. ‘I’d love to blame the horrendous traffic but, the fact is, I got a little carried away last night and decided to start the wedding celebrations a few hours in advance and overslept. Subsey pyaari saheli ki shaadi hai…thoda toh partying banta hai, na?’Surely a girl couldn’t be blamed for partying through the 13524810_l
night on the occasion of her best

friend’s upcoming nuptials? Her saucy remark got some laughs, smiles and a lusty‘ banta hai, banta hai!’—absolutely!—from a passenger seated at the rear of the plane. Waving in acknowledgement to her unknown ally, she collapsed into the creamy soft seat just as a flashbulb went off in her face.”

 

RBIL #3:—Turbulence, emotional turmoil and tequila make for a lethal combination

“Her tum8830779_xxlmy lurched ominously—this time as a physical reaction to the plane hitting an air pocket. Her knuckles turned white as she gripped the armrests with all her strength. Even as the captain alerted the passengers of a turbulent patch, her stomach did yet another desperate dive and something hot and horrid gushed up to her throat.”

 

RBIL #4: Trouble always comes neatly wrapped in large-size packs

“Milee squeezed her arm. ‘Please don’t be mad at me,Rayna… It’s not as if you and Sid are in Splitsville, even if you have argued.’Rayna embraced her friend, trying to hide the dismay she felt. ‘Of course I’m not mad. Don’t worry—it will be fine.’”

RBIL #5: Alert! Attraction on the rebound is a really,really bad idea!

“Milee hugged her back in relief. ‘Oh, thank God!’He had totally bowled her over with his disarming12323147_xxl confession. Honestly, she didn’t know what to think.She had gone from exchanging insults to sharing a drink with Neel in the space of a few hours. And she
still couldn’t figure out whether she wanted to keep him at arm’s length or accept his offer of a truce. The conflicting signals being sent out by her mind and body were making her behave like a traffic light on the blink.She’d never reacted like this to any man before. The intensity of the physical attraction s
he’d felt for him was being compounded several times over by his utterly charming behavior.”

RBIL #6 : Try as you might to stay away from trouble, it always finds you!

“As Maya hurried off, Rayna wished she could evict Agra Aunty and the trouble making trio from the island.She stepped onto the cobbled pathwayAttractive couple walking in the countryside

leading to the villa when she saw two of them walking down arm in arm towards her—the Deceitful Dumper and his Diva!”

 

 

To read more ..grab your copy of Trouble Has A New Name… and the trouble is just worth it !!!

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Have a great weekend ahead !

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A Scene from #WhenHariMetHisSaali enacted by @AmritaRao & @HarshTalkies at @crossword_book

What a lovely evening and book launch .. we will soon get you the detailed scoop on the book launch;In the meantime here is-

 A scene from “When Hari Met His Saali” enacted on stage by Actor Amrita Rao & Author Harsh !!!Image

AMRITA – Simi knocked on Hari’s door. When he opened it he was so happy to see her. Like an adolescent boy, he asked her in and quickly straightened his room. He offered her his desk chair and stood next to her.

HARSH – ‘Ah, will you have something? Anything cold? Coffee?’ he asked as if she was visiting his own place.

HARSH – It was true in one way: Hari and Simi were meeting alone for the first time since all the cards had been laid down. A heart-to-heart was overdue.

AMRITA –  ‘Hari, I’ve just come from downstairs,’ Simi said smiling. ‘Sit,na. I want to talk to you.’

AMRITA –Hari sat on the edge of his bed, his legs crossed.

AMRITA – ‘Hari, in all seriousness you have to admit that nothing is going to happen between you and me!’ Simi opened with the most obvious comment.

HARSH – ‘I don’t agree,’ Hari interrupted.

AMRITA – ‘Let me finish, Hari. How can you just fall in love with me? You don’t even know me completely,’ Simi said.

HARSH – ‘But that is why it’s called falling in love, Simi. One just falls into it. Plus, look at it this way, if I can fall in love only knowing you partially, imagine what I will do if I get to know you completely.’ He smiled at that.

AMRITA – She couldn’t help but think that the guy had charm. But back to the topic at hand.

AMRITA – ‘I don’t believe it,’ she continued. ‘Plus, you are in love with my sister, Tia.’

HARSH – ‘I was,’ Hari nodded ‘But I am not any more. “Was” is the operative word here.’

AMRITA – You are just under that magician’s spell. The day the spell is broken, SOON you’ll be back to loving Tia.’

HARSH – ‘And what if I’m not?’

AMRITA- ‘How can you not?’

HARSH – ‘Because I have never felt about Tia what I feel about you. Is that too difficult to accept?’

AMRITA – ‘Yes it is. She is my sister. I came … we met because of her. I came to America for her wedding … to you.’

HARSH – ‘So if the circumstances were different you would also fall for me?’

AMRITA – ‘Don’t get me caught up in words, Hari, I am not that smart.’

HARSH – ‘How about your feelings then? I can sense that you can feel my feelings as well.’

AMRITA -‘As a … a … as a friend, yes. What happened to you is unfortunate but what has happened to Tia is injustice. You know how much she was looking forward to it.’

HARSH – ‘She was looking forward to the function, the event, the party. It didn’t matter who the guy was, plus, she didn’t like me the way I was.’

AMRITA – ‘That’s not true. You know she has loved you and only you.’

‘You probably didn’t hear that she asked Xavier to make me into something I was not. And now that I am that person, she doesn’t approve.’

AMRITA – ‘I am her sister, Hari.’

HARSH –‘You are also an independent woman. Don’t you want someone to love you?’

AMRITA – ‘Of course I do … but …’

HARSH – ‘But because it is me saying, “I love you” to you, you have a problem with?’

AMRITA – ‘I have a problem with you being Tia’s fiancé … What am I saying? You are her husband.’

HARSH – ‘That was a long time ago and in two days’ time, that will be rectified. I want to hear it from you if it is me that’s the problem for you?’

AMRITA – ‘Look, Hari, you are a nice boy … a NICE man … But I cannot even imagine …. My life is in India, yours is here. How …’

HARSH – ‘The question is if, if you say you want to be with me, I will figure out the how part. Trust me, I am not as dumb as Tia thinks I am!’

AMRITA- ‘I am your saali, Hari. I have been calling you Jiju ever since we met.’

HARSH – ‘You are my saali if someone is strictly speaking legally. And that too shall be taken care of soon.’

AMRITA – ‘There’s no point in talking if you are going to be like this …’

AMRITA – Tch. Where are the appropriate words that will make him understand.

HARSH – ‘I could feel your soul when I kissed you, Simi.’

AMRITA –  ‘Oh my God, I was just shocked, OK? You came out of nowhere!’

AMRITA – Simi was suddenly feeling uncertain about her feelings and she got up from the chair. Hari got up too and came close to her. He was so close to her he could hear her heart and it was running at a mile a minute. It was as if she was frozen. She wanted to get out of his room, but she also wanted to stay back just a little to see what would happen.

And then, without warning, Hari kissed her. Whether it was expected or not, whether she wanted him to or not, all of that was irrelevant, instinctively she had her eyes shut and was bracing herself on the edge of the desk.

This kiss was different. This time, his tongue snaked into her mouth. She had never been kissed like that before. Namit was hardly a kisser — he kissed like he was kissing a baby. She frantically pushed Namit’s name out of her mind.

Oh God, this feels sooo good!

And then Hari broke away from her and backed off.

‘Oh, Bobby …’

‘What?’

‘… Donnell.’

Shit, these kinda things just escape from my lips.

She hesitantly opened her eyes. She was afraid that her reaction, her flushed face, her trembling body could be too easily read by Hari.

‘Oh God, I have to go now,’ she said hurriedly and ran out of his room.

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An excerpt from #WhenHariMetHisSaali by @HarshTalkies

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Enjoy an excerpt from “When Hari Met His Saali” by Harsh Warrdhan 

Chapter  1 – ‘Jab They Met’,  page 6 –

‘“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,

it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,

it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,

it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,

it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,

we had everything before us, we had nothing before us ……’”

This was Dickens. How apt, Tia thought.

The story of her life in six lines.

 

Chapter 1 – ‘Jab They Met’ ~ Page 32~

‘Those sound like a three three-hour-long endurance test. Can’t we watch a Hollywood flick?’ he tried again.

Tia clicked the remote to bring up the menu on her TV screen.

‘You wanna watch P.S. I Love You?’ Tia asked without looking at him … because she knew that he would … convulse.

Hari almost jumped from the couch as if a spider had got under his T-shirt. He was shivering and had sweat beads on his forehead. He was convulsing.

‘No! No! No! Please not P.S. I Love You, anything but P.S. I Love You.’

Hari’s eyes were rolled inside his head. He looked like he was having an anxiety attack. It looked like he would probably need medical assistance if “P.S. I Love You” was mentioned one more time. He was hanging by a thread here.

 Tia rolled her eyes. ‘OK, OK, relax. Don’t be so dramatic. It’s a nice emotional film yaar. It’s a human story. You just don’t have good taste in films. It has Gerald Butler in it, I thought you liked Gerard Butler!’ She was not going to let go so easily.

‘I would watch Gerald Butler running around naked with a sword, like in the film 300 three hundred times before I’ll watch that … that!’ Hari still couldn’t say P.S. I Love You even though he was breathing normally again.

Hari figured he won this round. Hari was usually wrong about such things…

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