Guest Post of Adite Banerjie, Author of "Trouble Has a New Name"
A Guest Post where I asked the author what attracts her to this genre
The Appeal of Romance...
I started writing screenplays before I moved into novel writing. As a
screenwriter, I have explored various genres – including drama, stories based
on real events, family comedy and thrillers – but so far my books have all been romantic fiction.
But even within romance, I’m trying to explore with other sub-genres. For
instance, my current work in progress is a romantic-thriller and my second book,
Trouble Has A New Name, is more of a romantic-comedy.
What I find fascinating about the romance genre is the fact that there are
millions of readers all around the world who want to read it. We are living in a
so-called cynical age and yet we want our dose of happy ever after stories.
Actress Emma Watson has been quoted as saying, “I’m a feminist but I
think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what
people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love and it being more important and special than anything and everything else.”
Perhaps that’s the reason why romance continues to be a preferred genre
and for me as an author that is truly an inspiring thought.
Thank you Adite for your insight!
Trouble Has A New Name
by Adite Banerjie
“Will you pretend to be my fiancé for the next few days?”
Recently-single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does – and when a mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel – Neel Arora – and best man at the wedding, things begin to look up.
Until Rayna’s ex turns up with a new girl on his arm!
Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn’t mind being her fake fiancé…? In an instant the attraction they share is fever pitch, but when scandal comes calling, Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!
Adite Banerjie has been writing professionally ever since she graduated from college. After an exciting and fulfilling career as a business journalist, she turned to freelance writing, crunched numbers and wrote reports about consumer behavior and social development issues. Somewhere along the way she got on to the screenwriting bandwagon and wrote scripts for documentaries and spec screenplays for feature films. She was hired by a filmmaker to write a feature script based on a true story. When she penned her first romantic short story she won the 2012 Harlequin Passions Aspiring Authors Contest. Two of her books, The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal and Trouble Has a New Name have been published by Harlequin India. And she is currently under contract to write two more for the same publisher. She lives in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, with her writer husband. She loves to connect with readers and writers.