Saturday, November 16, 2013

5 stars to STARCURSED by Nandini Bajpai

Hello Poppets!  I hope this post finds you well.  I've just hopped on to tell you about a MARVELOUS story written by a friend of mine, Nandini Bajpai that you absolutely must check out.  Nandini and I met online four or five years ago when we were both starting our writing careers in a class taught by Uma Krishnaswami.  I had the pleasure of reading an early draft of STARCURSED and absolutely LOVED it.  I am so happy to share that it is now available for everyone to read!  Here's the summary from Goodreads:

In the ancient city of Ujjayani, the planets align to decide the fate of two starcursed lovers. Born under the curse of Mars, brilliant and beautiful Leelavati, daughter of the famed astronomer Bhaskarya Acharya of Ujjayani, knows she can never wed. But when her childhood playmate, the handsome and rich Rahul Nagarseth, returns from sea, their attraction is rekindled under stormy monsoon skies. 

As Leela, forced by fate to relinquish Rahul, tries to find solace in teaching at her fathers observatory, a fleeting alignment of the stars is discovered that can help overcome her curse. But Rahul is called away on a war to defend his kingdom. Can he return in time or will she lose him forever to the will of the planets?

Set in turbulent twelfth century India, against the backdrop of the savage wars waged by Muhammad of Ghor and his band of Turkis, Starcursed is a sweeping tale of science, romance and adventure that will transport its readers to another world.

This story will truly take you to another world. It is one of those books that you start and trust me - you won't stop until you've turned the last page. Clever, lyrical and intriguing - indulge yourself with STARCURSED. You can thank me later. :-)

Happy Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Kiki, It feels like yesterday when I sent you the draft and you emailed me midway saying you loved it. Thanks for all your advice and encouragement during the dark days. You've are an inspiration and a true friend!! Love, Nandini