An anthology of love stories by Indian authors

by - December 10, 2012



"We've all experienced the first flush of love and remember the lingering fragrance of it. For ages Love has remained one of the most cherished experiences that everyone wishes to live through at least once. " - Love Stories That Touched My Heart


Penguin India had held a contest earlier this year where they asked people to write a heart-warming story of love. It was to be edited by none other than Ravinder Singh, author of one of India's highest selling romance novels ( a.k.a a guy who knows what love is all about ).

Over 2000 authors submitted their visions of love, of which 25 authors were chosen. This anthology of love stories, selected and edited by Ravinder Singh, showcasing all the hues of the strongest emotion we have, releases this week and is available both in stores across India and online as well.
The Facebook page for this book is here.

P.S : Note to self
 I. Bucket-list
  I.3 Author dreams: Get published
    I.3.1 Genres to write and get published in : 
      01. Real Life... Done.
      02. Medical tales... Done.
      03. Humour... Done.
      04. Inspirational... Done.
      05. Horror... Done.
      06. Sci-fi Ninja giraffe erotica... No takers (yet)
      07. Thriller... Coming soon.
      08. Love... Coming soon Done.
   
Oh. Did I not mention it ? My story too is there in this book. And I would love to hear feedback, not just of my story, but also of the book as well. So what are you waiting for ? Click the link below and get your copies everyone.

The Flipkart link to buy it online ( at 25% off ) is here.


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48 comments

  1. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
    Goodluck with Giraffe erotica ;)

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    1. I know right... you'd think there would be a bigger audience for this genius idea !!

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    2. Giraffe erotica had my attention as well. That seems to be a very novel idea.
      Congratulations on getting published! How do you come to know of these contests?

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    3. i know, right. how are people not rushig to buy the giraffe erotica rights ??
      And regarding the contests :
      Chicken Soup - was a blogadda contest in 2011, i think. but they allow regular contributions at their site.
      Urban Shots:Bright Lights & this one - both were via contest headlines shared by friends at Facebook.

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    4. Amit, you really need to get into these contests.. cause I know for a fact that you write better than me... u cant escape with 'I dont have time' excuses when talking to a doc whos on call 24/7 ! and the major plus point : these kind of bragging posts !! :)

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    6. By the time I read about the Penguin contest, it was too late. Now the Harper Collins contest is around but I can't get my story together. And I keep a track of Grey Oak as well.
      I know I should have accepted your FB friend request ..let me find you now!! ;)
      P.S. My husband's google account was open and so I posted the above comment from the wrong id.

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    7. In addition to that, as I mentioned above, look for the main site of Chicken Soup and see the topics they have.. it changes regularly so more scope... and you still have time for Harper Collins so dont give up yet.
      As for finding me, check the 'contact me' button on the top..it has my facebook link too

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    8. Congratz doc!! This is another feather in your hat :)))

      Could you please send me where I can get information about the HarperCollins contest? I checked out their site but got no information about it.

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    9. Thank you Tan.
      Here's the link :
      http://www.indiblogger.in/getpublished/

      And your last date for submission ( of just the idea in 500 words, mind u ) is Dec 31 2012...

      I'm also giving you the link here of what format they are hoping for in your 500 word post :
      http://www.indiblogger.in/getpublished/forum/discussion/20/important-how-to-write-your-story-idea

      All the best.. now hurry :D

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  2. this is great! All the best with it, I am positive its a great story!

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  3. Congrats buddy! Brings me to my original question... when are you writing your own book? ;)

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    1. I still go with my earlier answer - dont see myself being able to do a 60k-70k word novel. Lots of excuses : vocabulary, storyline shortage, time... but in the end, laziness too to attempt :D

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  4. Waiting anxiously for the 'Sci-fi Ninja giraffe
    erotica'!!!
    Congrats on getting published. . Again!
    And yes I shall have the shezwan fried rice from canteene! :-P

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    1. I'm looking forward to finding a publisher sensible enough to pay me a gazillion dollars for that obvious goldmine of a story - the scifi ninja giraffe erotic story.

      And good boy !! You're getting used to it by now.. (hint) save enough money for one more plate before the month is over ;)

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  5. Awesome news Roshan! Congratulations! Would surely love to read the book now :)

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    1. Thanks Binu... please do grab a copy.. its a short read and less than a 100 bucks :D

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  6. Oh sorry about the Giraffe erotica :D And congrats ..! I cant be more jealous!

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    1. i know :( ... and thanks :)... and I know :) !! :D

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  7. Can I *be* more happy for you? (in case you didn't notice, I am doing the Chandler Bing dance here)..... and getting myself that book!!! Will let you know once I get it.

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    1. please do.. want to hear peoples reviews on the book as well.

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  8. wow!!! that is an awesome "done list"!!!! Hats off! Although I am relatively new on the blog and hence havent read any... But since you have been selected out of 2000 authors--i bet the story is worth the moments. Will check it out...

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    1. Thanks Bhavana.. the proper list is there in the 'published stories' link below the header pic.

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  9. Congratulations !!!
    Just put an excerpt from 'Sci-fi Ninja giraffe erotica' in your blog and then publishers would be behind you with gazillion dollars and your Bucket list 1.3.1 would be fulfilled :)
    Flipkart delivers within India only na ?I will have to wait till next month when I would be going for a vacation.

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    1. You're absolutely right, of course... I need to release 'Chapter 1 : Kinky Giraffe and Hippo Gal goes to Nasa'.. after that Apna Sapna Money Money !! :)

      Ya, I'm afraid Flipkarts only for India.. not sure about abroad options.

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  10. Congratulations!!!! Can't wait for your first 'SFNGE' excerpt on the blog :-))

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    1. Thanks... and now I'm actually tempted to consider making it :)

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    1. Thanks... love the name. Domestic Goddess Next door :D

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  12. Congrats, Roshan on getting published! Penguin books are all good and this one would be too!

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  13. badhiya ji bahut badhiya :) congratulations..I will check this in my library ;)

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    1. thanks.. please do so.. and tell me what you think of it :)

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  14. So looking forward to your Giraffe Erotica Doc ... am sure its gonna be awesome...!!!

    B.Rgds

    Vidya

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    1. My God...now I'm under immense pressure to actually write it :) everyone wants that one only !!!

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  15. Congratulations, Roshan. You inspire me to push to publish too.

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  16. Well done, and that's a great list that you have managed to achieve.

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  17. Book is released?

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  18. Yes, the book is available in stores across India. If you want it delivered to your doorstep, I've provided the Flipkart link at the end of the post

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  19. hmm...am not much into such books but will give it a try...

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    1. :D It's a collection of love stories, so you know what its gonna be like... but some do have a good kahani mein twist at the end :D

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  21. congratulations...
    I will grab this book very soon :)


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