Today MBB welcomes Indian author and international Harlequin Mills and Boon author Shoma Narayanan. Her latest book TWELVE HOURS OF TEMPTATION is a lovely read and it’s out right now.
Shoma Narayanan on the web:
Can you share a short bio with the readers?
I grew up in Central India in a small, sleepy little town – I trained as an engineer, but took an MBA degree after my BE, and ended up in Mumbai working for a bank. I’ve been a banker for fifteen years now, a mom for eleven years, and an author for three. Always a serial hobbyist, I was perhaps more surprised than anyone else when my writing hobby turned into a serious second career.
Mills and Boon India runs an annual writing contest, and I was thrilled to be a winner when I entered the contest some years ago. Even more exciting was being selected to be the first Indian writer to write for M&B globally – since then, I’ve written several books, and have loved every minute of it. “Twelve Hours of Temptation” is my fifth romance novel for Mills and Boon.
What inspires you to write?
When I’m tired of talking, I turn to writing….But seriously speaking? Pretty much everything. People I meet, places I see, little incidents and snippets from everyday life. The process of writing is incredibly fulfilling, and I love every stage, right from coming up with the plot and fleshing out the characters to writing the last chapter and then re-reading and editing the manuscript
What gave you the idea for your latest release?
I was driving down to Goa from Mumbai with my family, and was idly wondering what the trip would be like without the constant refrain of young voices from the rear seat saying “Are we there yet?” or “My IPad is running out of charge!!!”, or (in terrifyingly meek tones), “If we don’t stop now I think I will be sick.”
So anyway, I came up with the idea of a young, talented copywriter on her way to her first ever awards ceremony in the company of her super-hot boss. She’s got a phobia of flying, and the trains and buses are booked solid, so he offers her a place in his car. The attraction between them is instant, but they try t resist it for as long as they can…to find out what happens next, you’ll have to read the book!
Can you sum up the plot in a Tweet-sized sentence?
Melissa finds her new boss Samir incredibly attractive, but she’s determined to resist temptation – until she figures out that he’s quite as tempted as she is..
What’s next for you?
Maybe a linked series of books, or a full-length novel…I haven’t made any definite plans yet, but both of these are on the cards.
TWELVE HOURS OF TEMPTATION