How are you?
The last time I wrote here was when I did the blog-marathon for 30 days, spreading positivity. It had started as #21days of positivity, but continued long after.
The situation around us is grim. As I type this, the dreaded covid-19 has taken more than 730K lives all over the world. India now has the third largest number of cases in the world. I was in Mumbai for the cover launch of my new book when concerns about the pandemic began being raised. I made it back safe home, to Bengaluru.
My publisher had to hold on to the books for MONTHS, we we went into lockdown. Like every other industry, publishing industry too is badly hit and so many bookstores at airports have shut down, unable to bear the high rents. Many have lost their jobs.
Hence the release of a new book, always bring hope; For any author it is a big moment when they first hold their book which they have been solitarily working at for years! It always tears me up to see the physical copy. But this time, it was even more poignant because the wait was inordinately long, and hard.
You can see how excited I was when I unboxed the books by clicking HERE.
Unboxing of #whenlovecamecalling ! Just received my author copies. So excited and grateful, as it has been a long line wait. Thank you to all my readers for your ❤️ and support. Pre order links will be up soon! @Srishtipub pic.twitter.com/pvEK3pJQuf— Preeti Shenoy (@preetishenoy) August 4, 2020
Now it is less than 6 days left for the book to release;
If you wish toget specially printed author signed copies (with a special message from me), you have to pre-order the books.
You can do so from amazon: Preeti.io/love
or from Flipkart: preeti.io/lovecame
On flipkart, you also get an exclusively designed laptop sticker plus a bookmark.
Many a time, after the book is out, reader write to me asking for author signed copies. I am unable to oblige as I don't sell the books personally, and also the requests are too many.
So if you wish to order/gift a friend, please do so now.
It's a book which is a Young Adult fiction, set partly in UK, and partly in kerala. But it's not just for Young adults! It will help parents understand their teens and adult children, and it will help teens understand their parents. It is a story of adventure and discovery.
You can read the first three chapters HERE.
Let me know how you liked the first three chapters :) I am eager for you to read it! (and the rest of the book as well)
We will be having a virtual book launch this time. In these grim times, I hope my book brings you cheer, relief and hope at least for a few days!