Skip to main content

It happens for a reason. New novel releasing on 10th December 2014!


Here it is! My 6th book. Remember I had told you about  a conversation that involved a red and blue in the cover in one of my previous posts about the things that happen after a novel is written?
What you see above is what we were talking about and discussing.

The story of this book is a very unusual one. It is about a feisty young girl called Vee, who gets pregnant at the age of 19, out of wedlock and decides to keep the baby. Vee now is 34 and has two very unusual careers. She runs a dog-boarding facility and she is also a gym instructor. Her son Aryan thinks Vee is quite the 'cool mom'.  Then, there is Suchi, who is Vee's best pal, almost like a sister as Vee and Suchi went to boarding school together. There is Ankush (who is Aryan's father) and many more interesting characters. Their story (with each other) starts with a car-ride.
And no---am not giving away anything more. I hate spoilers :)

Here is the back blurb of the book:



Like all my other books, this one too draws heavily from real life and of course you would recognise it when you read it.

I am so excited, I can't wait for it to be out! :)

And guess what--as soon as the pre-order links were put up, the book catapulted into the best-seller list on Amazon.
 It was No.1 on 'Movers and Shakers'!


Through out the whole of this month, and through whole of November, my publishers have planned a lot of fun activities around the book.

You can follow my Facebook page for updates about it.

We also plan to run a column on this blog called 'Ask Preeti' where you can ask me anything! Every week, my publishers will pick one question (or maybe two) and I will answer them on my blog. Nice? Like the idea?

Like the cover? Isn't it fab, racy, energetic---a lot like the spirit of the book? (And personally I think the guy looks hot :) ) Don't you agree?

Talk to me, in my comment box! :)

Love
Preeti
___________________________________________

PS:
 Pre-order the book:  Amazon: http://is.gd/Ithappensamazon
                                   Flipkart: http://is.gd/Flipkartithappens
                                   Crossword: http://is.gd/Ithappenscrossword



Comments

  1. Anonymous9:08 PM

    Hey! Preeti! Congrats for this one and looks like a sure shot winner, striking chords with the heart:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Preeti ! I have been pre-ordering & reading your books religiously since I happened to pick up a copy of 34 bubble gums at a book fair some 4-5 years back. I have enjoyed each of your books more than the last. Your books are my bedtime staple on a bad day & my companion when I travel. My friends get amused on seeing the childlike excitement in me, whenever you announce an upcoming book. I missed the opportunity of seeing you at Litomania ( Mumbai) because of some prior assignment. But someday sure.

    The cover looks chic & different. So does the plot. Waiting eagerly for my copy !

    Love & best <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot Ipsita. A time before the novel releases is a very hard time--whether one is an established author or not. Support from ardent readers like you, means a lot! I do hope to see you another time :)

      Delete
  3. The girl looks hot too.. ☺

    ReplyDelete
  4. I guess that is for the guys to decide Umesh! :) In the book too, she is hot. She is a former model--so I guess this one on the cover matches the description :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congrats Mam for your new release, I have per-ordered your upcoming book on flipkart, is there any possibility to get a copy signed by you?...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anup--thank you so much. I will be signing 3000 copies, like I did last time. Flipkart handles the logistics. So I won't know whether you will get a signed copy or an unsigned one. I really hope you get a signed one. Will try my best and request Flipkart to give signed copies to the people who placed orders earlier.

      Delete
    2. Thank you Mam, I wish I could be lucky enough :) keep writing and inspiring us....

      Delete
  6. Preeti mam, I completely love you! Your books are my perfect companion while travelling. Reading a story from '32 bubblegums and candies ' is a ritual everyday. Can't wait for this one too. Pre-ordered already! Much love <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Divya--Thank you so very much. Encouragement and love from readers means such a lot to most writers and I am no different. Much love to you too. Glad my words bring you happiness!

      Delete
  7. Hey Congrats! The cover looks inviting and fab!! Can't wait to read it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bala--thanks a ton! As a special treat fopr my blog readers, will try and put up a sneak peek! :)

      Delete
  8. Hi Preeti

    Many Congratulations.. definately the cover looks fab and definately the guy!!! Just cant wait to read this book.. Hope it reaches to Bristol Asap. Eagerly waiting :)

    Best Wishes
    Amrit

    ReplyDelete
  9. Eagerly waiting to read this one as well.. Waiting to sense those sleepless times spent till reading the last word.

    Along with my friend,
    Tharsha K

    ReplyDelete
  10. super job preeti!!way to go!

    ReplyDelete
  11. awesomeness defines you mam! your way of expressing d thoughts of protagonist is lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  12. All the best,Preeti.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Win a trip to Mumbai, and attend Women Writers Fest with me!

Hello!

A bit  of news I have is this FUN and EASY contest that we are running, where two winners will be flown to Mumbai to attend Women Writers Fest  (click on link to know all details) with me ! We will also take care of the hotel stay for a night.  And ALL participants will get an assured surprise in their inbox on 28th Feb!  We started it today, and it goes on till 25th feb.
Isn't this Fabulous? I am very excited about it!

What do you have to do to enter?




Simple--Share a pic with 'Life is What You Make it' and post it  on YOUR social media (blog, facebook, Twitter, Instagram--anything you like and use the hashtag #LifeWithPreeti so we find it. Also set your account to public! Please make it a post (as stories disappear in 24 hours)
We have already started receiving pictures from as far as Kedarkanth. I am absolutely loving it, and it is so moving and wonderful to see all the pictures.


I have a lot of news to share with you, though if you have been following me …

Re-store : A delightful little shop in Whitefield, Bangalore.

All of us are guilty, at least to some extent  of hoarding stuff. We hold on to old things--be it clothes, books, utensils, footwear, knick-knacks or some such, that form the minutiae of our daily lives. Many a time these add to the the clutter too. Rare is the home which looks like the above pic.


I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo, and I highly recommend her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  which is more than just a book.

It is an entire philosophy, and a new approach. I read the book back to back, and immediately put into use the methods described in the book. I must tell you how wonderful I felt! I never thought that I could be that organised.

Clearing clutter, and the stuff that you no longer have use for, does release 'blocked energy.' There is no scientific or rational explanation for this. I only know that it works for me. Any Feng Shui practitioner and  loads of Eastern Schools of belief will confirm this.

I always make it a point to give away things I no longe…

Why I cannot speak for free at your event.

This post is similar to the semi-rant post that I posted a while back--- Why I cannot read the Stuff you send me.  Once again, I am compelled to write this post, after a long e-mail exchanges.

 I am writing this post so that the next time I get a request, I can just send this link and avoid repetitive email exchanges or explanations.

I get invites from MANY colleges and many corporate organisations, throughout the country. The requests are many more than I can handle.

'Ma'am, we are your huge fans..We will display all your books...we will take care of your travel and stay but we don't have a budget for speaker fees.. We must tell you that  X,Y and Z, including Abdul Kalam spoke  at our college and they did not charge any fees .'.  This is the general tone of emails.Many  of the college festivals that invite me  have music concerts and would not hesitate to spend huge amounts for  paying the singers and flying the performers in. And so, what shocks me is that the colleg…