Monday, February 4, 2013

The first of many Future Tales with my Amazing co-author TA Chase




Yes, we were on a rampage! And the end result is that TA Chase and I finished the first book in our International Men of Sports series, A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood, in a little over a week. It's at around 55k, so my longest book by far. We had a great time writing it in tandem on a shared doc, even creating dialogue back and forth between our characters in real time.

Here is the tentative blurb:

A handsome Bollywood actor must choose between his career and a rugged cricket player from his past, who he’s fallen in love with…again.


Rajan Malik has the world of Bollywood in the palm of his hand--a beautiful girlfriend, starring roles, adoring fans... He should be happy, but behind the facade lies a man conflicted and exhausted by the pressure placed on him by his ill mother, his agent and society. His life is not his own, and all he wants to do is escape.

Indian Premier League cricketer Ajay Singh can’t believe how bad his university roommate Rajan looks when he spots his picture in the paper. They had parted on bad terms. Still, he’s moved to offer Rajan his support by renewing their friendship.

But friendship was not all they shared back then. Though Ajay is out, Rajan isn’t willing to give up his carefully cultivated Bollywood image to be with him publicly. And with very little privacy, it won’t take long for someone to find out they are more than friends.

Their renewed secret affair is fraught with difficulties as they deal with the death of Rajan’s mother, the secret of Rajan’s till-now absent father, a jealous friend, intrusive social media, and threatening notes from someone who seems to know all about their private lives...

It’s a bit of a sticky wicket they find themselves in. Will it be too late when both men finally realise that they’ll need to compromise, or they stand to lose everything? 

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