Portal Love – Episode 1

Year 2030,

ZETA Head Quarters,

San Lova, A Futuristic City, somewhere closer to the southern border of the Pacific Ocean.

“It’s gonna be fun trip… trust me.” Jay wobbled Harry’s shoulder sitting next to him in the conference room of ZETA.

“Fun, my foot. I’m getting married next week. Do you think Selena will ever agree on something like this?”

“Oh, come on, dude. Don’t be such a pussy. You know how to tackle her. And doesn’t she know what you do on the pretext of working as a travel writer?”

“What if we were asked to stay there longer?”

“Chill, bud… It won’t extend more than four days. Even I have a date next week with Jennifer. It’s been four weeks. And finally, when she said yes, I can’t miss the opportunity. You know.” Jay displayed a cocky smile as he rose from his chair.

“What are you saying, dude, I can’t believe you.” Harry’s eyes widened under his thick golden brows.

“You heard it right, bro.”

Unlike Harry who had been in a stable relationship with her childhood Sweetheart Selena for a long time, Jay had never taken things seriously. His relationships with women never lasted more than a week. Luring women into his bed was a game for him. He believed in several ongoing flings rather than sticking up with a single female.

“Congrats, but I’m jealous.”

“Envious.”

“No, not at all when I’m truly in love with Selena, but I’m jealous that you can make any woman go crazy about you in a week’s time. Even a coveted one like Jennifer. And it took me two-and-a-half years to convince Selena for a date.”

“This is something that comes naturally to me.” A shitty grin surfaced on Jay’s thin pale lips.

“So, you think we’ll be back before the wedding.”

Jay grabbed Harry by the arm almost pulling him out of his chair and dragging him outside the conference hall. “Much before you say I Do.”

As senior teleporters for the ZETA (The Earth Space Exploration Program) Jay and Harry were always the first choice of the organization for any future exploration mission.

And this time as well when ZETA decided to explore the distant future, it requested its most trustworthy teleporters to sign their consents for the job.

To Be Continued….

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Portal Love: A New and Exhilarating Daily Sci-Fi Romance Serial

When Harry and Jay were teleported into the future, they were welcomed by grave circumstances. A rain-drenched city, an earthquake in the setting, a sandstorm, and an army of uniformed men that appeared to be descended from a different planet.

Baffled and panicked, they tried to go back in the past but their attempts went in vain when their teleporting wristwatches failed to work.

Before they could figure out what went wrong, they were captured by the beasts and taken to a cave, hidden deep beneath the desert bed.

Would Harry and Jay find out why they were there?

Portal Love: A New and Exhilarating Daily Sci-Fi Romance SerialAnd how the earth looked so different as if it was under the threat of an incoming apocalypse?

Had they been teleported just ten years ahead from 2030 or beyond that?

A land of strange men and women who looked less like a human and more like alien. A climate that was harsh and hostile. No water. No food. Were their chances of survival bleak?

Would they be able to survive or succumb to the drastic conditions?

And what exactly was the motive of ZETA (earth space exploration program) for sending their teleporters far ahead in the future?

Find out more as the new series begins from tomorrow. One episode every day. This time it is Science Fiction with a hint of sexy romance in it. A genre I never tried before. Let’s see how it goes 🙂

Your comments are suggestions are always welcome.

Meanwhile, if you want to read my latest novel click the Preview below…

RENEGADE: A Captivating College Romance Set in the Rainy City of Bangalore

Imagine you have some time to kill… or say you are an avid reader of contemporary romance novels and looking for fresh dose tonight.
You may just do another search and land on “just another” romance or you could be reading RENEGADE.

Sample this:

“The Ocean kept on changing its colors as day and night transformed into each other in the clear sky of the Mediterranean.

Rajeev acted like nothing had happened, but life had completely changed for me.

The house was calm. The TV was on, yet quite. Rajeev sat on the couch, flipping through the channels. I stood exactly at the highest point of stairs, looking down.

He hadn’t gone anywhere. Consistently, a similar schedule. He lay next to me on the bed each night, But i knew he never slept. Both of us gazed into the obscurity, lost in the sullen silence. He hadn’t touched me, hadn’t attempted to touch me.

I was thankful. Composed.

Yet, I throbbed. I grieved the loss of his touch.

What had gone wrong with me?

He had broken me into two pieces- one part of me loved him, the other part hated him. ”

Only reading RENEGADE will connect the dots for you…Find out more about the Journey which took a small town girl to Bangalore for an MBA and then to an unknown island.

RENEGADE: A Captivating College Romance to Set Your Pulse Racing

Have you read RENEGADE?

The wait is finally over. My latest novel Renegade is LIVE now and is available for purchase on Amazon.

I really need your help, friends. I have put a lot of effort in making this book a perfect piece. A book which my readers would love to read. And I hope you will help me.

Its because of your help and support, I’m able to take up my passion for writing to the next level. Else, I would have been writing just for myself.

So, today, I’m telling you how the journey of Renegade started.

I started this novel as a mini-series on my blog. Where I was posting one episode each Thursday.

I never thought that the weekly episode which I posted just for my self-satisfaction would become quite popular among my friends and family members.

People started liking it. They waited for the weekly episodes of “Don’t Break My Heart” (Renegade’s earlier name). So much love and appreciation for the words I wrote just for fun. I was happy.

This boosted my confidence, and I decided that I would pen down a novel on the same storyline.

And then I began the journey.

It took me a complete one year and a couple more months to bring this book to you. Many sleepless nights when I was just writing, writing, and writing. When I was not cooking the dinners and my family was relying on Domino’s pizzas and outdoor meals. When my seven-year-old son watched me work late in front of my computer as he drifted to sleep.

Writing is indeed a hard work and a lonely job. I had null social life for the past one year. My main aim was to make this book perfect. And I think I had achieved what I wanted. Renegade is my best work till date. And if we go by the famous saying that the author’s best work is always their next book, perhaps, my next book would be better and superior than this one. But for now, its only Renegade.

If you have read my series “Don’t Break My Heart” on my blog, you will easily relate with the characters of Renegade as most of the characters are just the same.

Though the story and characters are same, there’s much more romance in Renegade with some very interesting twists and turns throughout the story. And, I’m sure it’s going to be a treat for a true romance lover.

Besides this, the Renegade novel comes along with a caboodle of gifts. With each purchase of Renegade, you will get a pair of 3-piece pendant feather drop earring of your choice plus a bundle of all my previously published ebooks.

Not just that for each one of you who purchases Renegade and posts a review (good or bad) on Book’s Amazon page will get a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. That is approximately 1700 Indian Rupees. Enough to buy some fancy accessories to complement your dress during the festive season.

I think this gives you all reasons to go ahead and buy your copy of Renegade. Your one purchase can make a huge difference.

You can start reading Renegade right here, just click on the Preview below and you can see what is inside before you decide to buy.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

The Sizzling College Romance is Ready to be Read!

Hello Folks,

The wait is over! RENEGADE is going LIVE tomorrow.

It had been a year in the making of this novel. From a random idea to a rough draft to the final polished version, the journey was arduous and overwhelming. But at the same time satisfying and rewarding. And, I’m excited to share this moment with you.

Just to remind you once again that to make the event more memorable both for me and for you, I’ll be giving away free gifts. And, if you have checked my FB page and regularly checking my e-mails, these freebies are—a pair of feather earrings of your choice and a complete bundle of all my previously published books.

The FREE book bundle consists of a collection of novel, novellas, and short stories. The total cost of this bundle is no less than $7, approximately INR 500 but you’re getting it totally free if you buy RENEGADE. And not only this, you will also get a pair of 3-pendant feather drop earrings worth 200 INR delivered to  you, right at your doorstep.

That means you are getting a total of 500 + 200 = 700 INR of free stuff along with RENEGADE. Isn’t it a deal! Well, it is. And I don’t want any of you to miss this bumper bonanza offer that comes along with each purchase of RENEGADE novel.

So, don’t wait. Go ahead and buy your copy of RENEGADE as soon as it goes LIVE to claim your free bonuses!

This offer is for a limited time only. So, I request you all to grab this opportunity as soon as you can.

You can check the details of the offer here — RENEGADE REWARDS

I think that’s it for now. Go ahead and explore the shades of a dark and sassy college romance between an irresistible Hero and an innocent Heroine. And, yeah don’t forget to claim your free gifts.

Stay Blessed and Keep Rocking because Life is too short to be worried about petty things. Have a toast! Enjoy! 🙂

~MH

Romantic Short Stories: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale

Hello Friends,

It’s Monday, and I’m here with yet another steaming shot of short love stories. Hope you’ll like it.

Title : Life is Not a Fairy Tale

Life was no less than a fairy tale for Meera up until her wedding. Her dreams shattered as she welcomed the bitter and the most traumatic truth of her life.

She still recalled how adamant she was to get married to Aryan, her friend’s elder brother. Unknown that their marriage was going to be the biggest disaster for her.

She couldn’t see the monster hidden underneath the pretty package. It was so easy for her to fall in love with tall and handsome Aryan, the owner of penetrating green eyes.

It had been three years now. Three years of her transformation from a careless impulsive rich spoilt brat to a diligent and responsible woman.

“Got to go now, Aryan will be home anytime.” Meera rose to her feet and stormed out of the glass door of Ella’s Beauty Salon.

“Wait up. Care to remove the curlers.” Ella shouted as she saw hurried Meera marching towards her car.

Ella was Meera’s friend and a beauty therapist. Meera met Ella when Aryan relocated from Hicksville to Sapphire Heights three years ago.

The relocation was initially for business purposes but later Aryan fell in love with the calm and serene Sapphire Heights, making the place their home.

Meera had no choice but to accept whatever Aryan imposed on her.

Driving back home in her luxurious Limo, Meera received Aryan’s text.

Meet me at sunset point.

“Sunset point, now…why?” Confused, she mumbled under her breath.

“We’re going to Sunset Point, Tim.” She told the driver as she removed the curlers from her hair, barely disturbing the tendrils of her long brown hair.

And the next moment, the black Limo raced up toward the northern end of the town.

Sunset Point was a spot located at a peaking height. Known as lover’s spot, Sunset Point was famous for giving a bird’s eye view of the entire town of Sapphire Heights.

Why he wants to meet me at Sunset Point, when there’s nothing romantic has left between us. The way he has treated me over the past three years, it’s ridiculous to meeting at a lover’s paradise.

Meera could see Aryan’s dominant silhouette in the evening sun. He was standing with his face towards the setting sun.

Meera walked towards him with slow baby steps. There was a soothing calm all around. The chirping birds played a love serenade. She could recall how she fell in love with Aryan.

She met Aryan on her friends’ Naina’s birthday and instantly fell in love with her best friend’s elder brother.

She never knew how dangerous it would be falling for a disciplined army man. Her life turned upside down when she married Aryan after a short courtship of two months.

She never expected Aryan would act like a ringmaster for her wife. She had to be on her toes all the time. Her waking, sleeping, lunch, dinner times were all set by Aryan.

“Hi,” a slow whisper escaped her lips as she neared him.

He turned around, a halo of sunlight kissing his evenly set honey-brown hair.

“Happy birthday, my wife.” He came close and held a blue velvet box to her.

“Birthday? Aw, shucks, I forgot it…”

“But, I remember.” He leaned closer and took out the diamond pendant from the box. “Shine like this always.”

She couldn’t work out how the dictator had transformed into a passionate lover overnight.

“What’s wrong? I mean why are you doing all this.”

“I’m sorry, precious, for being so rude to you all the time. I hope you’ll forgive me.”

“What?” Her eyes narrowed.

“I know it’s overwhelming but I got to tell you this?” He looked in her eyes, sliding the necklace around her sculpted neck.

The touch of his fingers on the nape of her neck gave her goosebumps. She couldn’t resist but to look inside those green striking eyes.

“I wanted you to be a woman you are now. Smart, confident, disciplined, and strong.”

“And how can you say I’m the one…”

“See this…” Aryan handed Meera the offer letter from one of the biggest publishing houses in the States.

“I always wanted you to achieve your dreams. You were good at writing and I wanted you to follow your dreams. Something that’s not possible if you don’t bring a change about yourself.”

“But you never told me that you want me to write….”

“Some things are left unsaid.” Aryan kissed Meera’s long artistic fingers as the sun hid behind the clouds.

~End~

 

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Add More Sparkles to Your Diwali. The Love Story You Shouldn’t Miss this Festive Season

Hello, friends – I’m so excited to talk with you about RENEGADE, my next book! And it’s coming out just before Diwali, so when you’re done with all the cleaning and shopping, you’ll have something new to read! For now, I’m sharing with you the blurb. Check it out – I think you’re going to love this one.

From TOI award-winning author comes another stunning blend of heart-warming romance and spine-chilling suspense in her latest novel RENEGADE, the first book of RAJ and RUCHIKA Series.

After her father’s death, Ruchika migrates from the small town of Raebareily to the big city of Bangalore to overcome the loss and to study further. With hopes and dreams, she was determined to complete her education and get a job, but destiny had something else for her in store. A charming and handsome fellow classmate steals her heart the very first day of college and she finds herself weaving fantasies about her ultimate union with Rajeev.

The last thing Rajeev needs in his life is to fall for a girl like Ruchika. He has carefully constructed an image of himself where he is just like any other guy which unfortunately he is not. Despite his best efforts, he fails to keep himself away from the beautiful yet innocent Ruchika with compelling kohled eyes.

Ruchika’s dream world where every time good wins over the bad is not the life that Rajeev has lived, and he thinks that he can’t be her hero.

On the other hand, the intense magnetism that Ruchika feels for mysterious Rajeev lingers longer and she can’t help but to fall into a mesh of love, trust, deceit, and loss.

While Ruchika falls for Rajeev thinking that she has found her prince charming, Rajeev is determined to never let Ruchika go out of his life even when he knows he can’t give Ruchika the happily ever after. But then some love stories take an unexpected turn…

Add RENEGADE to your wishlist and get notified as soon as it is available for purchase.

~MH

My Author Story. My Life As an Indie Author

It’s not very fascinating but indeed motivating for anyone who wants to be a writer one day. My writing journey started back in the year 2002 when I started writing for the local newspaper.

It started as a hobby, and soon I started enjoying it. It was something that gave me a sense of pride, a feeling of happiness, a sense of satisfaction.

Whenever I finished writing a piece, be it a short story, an article, or a poem, and looked at it, it always filled me with immense joy.

But, I never took it seriously. Writing was never a career choice for me. I never thought or tried exploring myself more and putting more effort in polishing my skills.

Instead, I took up a medical transcription job and worked as an MT for five years. Then came the responsibilities. I was blessed with a baby boy. I had to quit my job. Motherhood was the most fascinating thing that happened to me. For almost four years, I devoted myself completely to raising my kid.

As my son was growing up, I got into this habit of watching reality TV and soap operas. Sitting in front of the dummy box and doing nothing just endlessly watching TV for hours had become my favorite pastime. So easy it was.

But soon the boredom that often lurked in the background started looming larger around me. I looked out for options like shopping, socializing, and what not to keep myself busy and at the same time happy. But nothing helped, and I found myself slowly slipping into a state of mulling and self-loathing.

I was tired of my monotonous life. I needed a refuge, an outlet. In fact, I once again needed to explore myself. I needed to find out what I was good at.

Time was passing by, but I was not able to decide what I wanted from myself. This went on for quite some time. Until one fine day when my hubby suggested me to write something. In fact, he pestered me to take a pen and a notebook and write anything, anything that came to my mind.

I still remember the words I said to him when he asked me to write down something.

“I can’t write a single sentence now.” That were the exact words I told my husband. Even then, he kept on motivating me and the day came when after a gap of almost ten years I wrote.

There was no stopping after that. I started writing every day and soon found myself confident enough to pick up the freelance writing jobs on the Internet.

I wrote for a variety of clients, online. I contributed for many article banks as well. But never thought about writing a book. It happened accidentally or I can say fortunately when my hubby published a collection of my pizza recipes in my pen name. Then came some more recipe books and some more. Many of them have been constantly hitting the bestseller’s chart on Amazon,now.

I never looked back after that. Now, I have fifty books in my pen name, all independently published on KDP.

About two years ago, I self-published my first ever fiction book. Still the Love Blooms was my first fiction book that I published under my name.

After that came Love Me Baby, Camouflage, and Hearts & Kisses.

With each book, my writing improved and if we go by the famous saying of the writing world — that an author’s best work is always his next book, my best book till date is my upcoming release Renegade.

With Renegade, I’m also participating in Kindle pentopublish contest. This is my best work till date. It took me one complete year to finish the first draft and then another six to eight months in giving it the best shape possible. I got it professionally edited and proofread so that my readers have a wonderful reading experience.

So, I request you all to purchase Renegade from Amazon and help me secure a position in the Kindle book writing competition. I really need your help guys. And guess what, if you buy the book, you’ll get awesome free goodies along with it. Check my Facebook Page to know the cool surprises that come along with each purchase of Renegade.

At the end, I would like to thank Amazon’s KDP, for bestowing authors like me the power of independent publishing. My books are out in the world and selling because of Kindle Direct Publishing Platform. Book publishing has never been so easy. With Kindle Direct Publishing Platform, my long-cherished dream turned into reality.

KDP has given me wings to fly. If you’re an aspiring author and struggling with getting your work published, I can’t recommend KDP more. Go and explore yourself. Your dream world is waiting for you. With KDP, your destiny is in your hands now.

Register Yourself on KDP and get published. It’s that easy 🙂 And in case, you want to check Renegade, here’s the link. Add it to your wish list and get notified as soon as it is released.

Talk Soon!

~MH