Monday, September 22, 2014

The Book Club Presents "Rapid Fall Blog Tour with Indireads' Adiana Ray" : Interview with Aarti V Raman

Talking on Corners with Adiana Ray (Indireads Author) 

Adiana Ray is cool. She lives in the veldt in Jo'Burg and dreams up stories set in hamara Bharat! Her romances are spicy and adventurous as can be seen from the title of her novel "Rapid Fall." Without any further ado, Imma let Adiana take away with her spot on answers to some "tough" questions. 

Let me just say, Adiana, it was awesome to have you in Talking on Corners.

1. Who is your favorite author?
I love reading, so that keeps changing. Right now two on the top of my list are Celia Friedman (Magister Trilogy) and Krishna Udayasankar (Aryavarta Chronicles). Interestingly both of them are in the fantasy genre and even a year ago I didn’t really read fantasy.
2. Name one book you REALLY do not like.
Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. It is one of those classics that everyone says you should read and I have been trying to do that for the last twenty years but haven’t managed to get past the first 100 pages in all that time.
3. What is the curse word you use most often when writing?
I guess that would be “F**K”.
4. What instrument do you use to write? 
I keep changing my laptop and tablets but somehow always come back to my old trusted Toshiba laptop. I think the grooves on the keys just know my fingers.
5. What part of day (or night) do your creative juices flow most?
If I get the chance to write early morning that works best for me. I get a lot of great ideas just before sleeping; unfortunately I am just too sleepy to work on them.

6. What inspires you to write?
Real people and situations, form the basis of my characters. Sometimes I sit in a café or hear a news item and think ‘what if that person was………. / what if this happened to them?’ It can be quite amazing what your imagination can come up with. However I make a conscious effort to never use people and their experiences in a story, when I know them personally.

7. Imitate-Kill-Date: Three authors from your genre.
Imitate: Barbara Cartland. She is synonymous with the sub genre she has created. Amazingly prolific and the romance she describes so vividly has passion and tenderness subtly wrought together.
Kill: Ooh! Can I? Okay no kidding don’t really dislike any author that much. Though I do wonder how E.L James (Fifty Shades) is classified as a modern-romance author ??????
Date: Sophie Kinsella…same sex but sounds like she would be a fun dinner companion.

8. Which character from your book or any other would you go out on a romantic date with?
Well I would definitely love to go out with a character like JD (the hero of Rapid Fall). In my mind he is witty, sexy and has incredible charisma. The other one would be Rhett Butler from Gone With The Wind. I can definitely imagine a candlelight dinner in an elegant Louisiana mansion and I wouldn’t waste my time moaning about Ashley.
9. When you're not writing you are …cooking and trying out recipes, reading, got two small kids so running around with them, traveling. This list could be endless.
10. If you woke up tomorrow as JK Rowling you would...
Go back to that café where it all started and pen my next big block buster.

Any last thoughts to your fans and readers?
Would love to hear your comments on my book…good, bad, ugly…any feedback would be really appreciated.

Here is everything you need to know about Adiana Ray and her adventurous romance "Rapid Fall." 

Rapid Fall

by Adiana Ray

The Blurb
  Sonia and JD’s tempestuous attraction is as stormy as the rapids at Rishikesh. Not even a dip in icy waters can douse the sparks that fly when they are around each other.

JD’s recent divorce, however, has left him commitment phobic and bitter, and he doesn’t seem to want more than a physical relationship. At heart, Sonia is conservative; can she bring herself to accept a modern ‘live-in’ relationship, or will she push him away with her demands for a commitment?

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The Author's Thoughts

'Sixteen and counting' are the number of cities that I have lived in so far. I like to think of myself as a 'Metronaut'. The myriad city cultures, the food, the hustle and bustle, the people are all elements of life that I thrive on and if you can have an 'Astronaut' why not a 'Metronaut' after all there are so many more of us out there?
I believe in the Zen tenet that every situation has a 1000 truths. It helps me write and it definitely helps when I am dealing with my two children. I like reading, I like cooking, I like travelling and I love sitting like a mindless zombie in front of the TV and if anybody says anything to that....Aha! a 1000 truths come in very handy.
I also write under a pen name M.X Steele. Why? My daughter thought Adiana Ray was too boring a name.
I do hope you enjoy reading all my work because I believe passionately that though we writers love pontificating and are totally in love with whatever we write; at the end of it all it is the readers that matter and above all what we write has to be 'entertaining'.

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And that's all for now, from your fave Writer (Birthday) Gal
Aarti V Raman

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