We are having the time of our book-loving lives here in Atlanta at RT17! One of the panels we’re super looking forward to is the Romance, Bollywood Style game, happening tomorrow. Some of our favorite authors will be in attendance, including Sonali Dev, Shaila Patel, Amalie Howard, MK Schiller and Sienna Snow. We caught up with the authors for some reading recs, and here’s what they had to say.
We are so incredibly excited about our Bollywood Gameshow party in Atlanta! We’ve picked out some of our favorite romantic scenes from Bollywood movies to share with you, and we’ve special ordered these amazing book bags all the way from India. But until tomorrow, we wanted to leave you with some of our favorite romances with Indian-American casts. So we put our heads together and came up with this list. There’s something for everyone here: YA, contemporary, fantasy and erotic romance. So go on, dive in. Then come see us in the Grand Hall West, 4, tomorrow and tell us what you think!
Soulmated by Shaila Patel: In this witty, charming YA romance, an Irish royal empath searching for his empath soulmate finds an Indian-American non-empath instead.
Eight Days in the Sun by MK Schiller: In this perfect summer read, a hot, about-to-be-deployed Marine and a girl trying to heal from loss give each other eight days without regrets — and end up getting more than they bargained for.
Rule Breaker by Sienna Snow: In this fast-paced BDSM erotic romance set in the high stakes world of technology and international espionage, love is pushed to the limits, both literally and figuratively, as dangerous secrets abound.
Alpha Goddess by Amalie Howard: This delightfully inventive YA re-imagining of the epic Ramayana follows a girl who discovers she is a reincarnated Indian goddess. She’ll fight to keep hell from being unleashed on earth and ending all humanity.
A Change of Heart by Sonali Dev: This beautifully written story of two broken people thrown together by tragedy is full of mystery and dark romantic tension, and it will leave you thinking long after you’ve read the last page.
Bollywood and the Beast by Suleikha Snyder: This evocative Bollywood retelling of the dark fairy tale is a story of hope, retribution and a reminder that love is not something you get but something you give.
First Comes Marriage by Sophia Sasson: This is a fun and emotional category romance where cultural conflicts take center stage when a Texan cowboy meets an British Indian doctor working at the town clinic for the summer.
Second Wife by Kishan Paul: A gritty, carefully constructed novel that will have you rooting for the heroine as she escapes her captor in Pakistan and makes the harrowing journey back to her loving family in America.
Serving Pleasure by Alisha Rai: An utterly sensual and smart erotic romance about a restaurant owner who is trying to be someone she isn’t, and an artist who has become someone he isn’t, and how love saves them both.