Each summer for the last 3 or 4 years, I’ve looked forward to that email from Shobhan Bantwal telling me that her latest book is ready for publication. I’m very pleased to say that I got that message recently and just heard about Full Moon Bride – the latest book for Shobhan Bantwal. If you’ve read any of her earlier books: The Dowry Bride, The Forbidden Daughter, The Unexpected Son and The Sari Shop Widow – you will be happy to hear that her next book is being released soon. If you haven’t read any of her books yet and you like women’s fiction with strong female characters who will touch your heart and inspire you – you have some catching up to do. I also love that I have learned many interesting things about Indian culture through the pages of Shobhan’s books.
Shobhan Bantwal is touring cyber space in August and this is the schedule —
Monday August 1 – Carolyn Howard Johnson shares details about Shobhan Bantwal and The Full Moon Bride – http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2011/08/romantic-full-moon-bride-tours-web.html
Tuesday August 2 – Susan Heim shares her review for The Full Moon Bride by Shobhan Bantwal on her blog http://susanheim.blogspot.com/2011/08/book-review-full-moon-bride-by-shobhan.html
Wednesday August 3 – Dianne Ascroft shares her review for The Full Moon Bride, but Shobhan Bantwal – http://dianneascroft.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/the-full-moon-bride-an-old-fashioned-contemporary-story/
Thursday August 4 – Yvonne Walus shares her interview with Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Full Moon Bride – http://yewalus.blogspot.com/2011/08/arranged-marriages-interview-with.html
Friday August 5 – Chelle Cordero shares a guest post about the immigrant experience on her blog – http://cce613.xanga.com/750742720/confessions-of-an-immigrant-by-shobhan-bantwal/
Monday August 8 – Wayne Hurlbert shares his review for The Full Moon Bride by Shobhan Bantwal – http://blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com/2011/08/full-moon-bride-by-shobhan-bantwal-book.html
Tuesday August 9 – Beth Trissel shares a guest post about Indian culture on her blog http://bethtrissel.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/indian-culture-harmony-contradiction-by-shobhan-bantwal/
Wednesday August 10 – Janet Snell shares a guest post about ethnic fiction by Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Full Moon Bride – http://shivasarms.blogspot.com/2011/08/shobhan-bantwal-and-full-moon-bride.html
Friday August 12 – Teddy Rose shares a guest post about culture clash and arranged marriages by Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Full Moon Bride on his blog – http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-and-guest-post-full-moon-bride.html. He is also holding a book giveaway on his site – be sure to check in and see what you need to do to be entered in the giveaway.
Monday August 15 – Share a guest post about ethnic fiction by Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Full Moon Bride, on http://writersandauthors.blogspot.com/2011/08/guest-post-by-shobhan-bantwal-romance.html
Tuesday August 16 – Joyce Anthony shares details about Shobahn Bantwal and The Full Moon Bride – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2011/08/old-friend-returns.html
Wednesday August 17 – Joyce Anthony shares her interview with Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Full Moon Bride http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2011/08/talking-with-shobhan-bantwal.html
Thursday August 18 – Joyce Anthony shares her review for The Full Moon Bride with Shobhan Bantwal – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2011/08/full-moon-bride-by-shobhan-bantwal.html
Friday August 19 – Sapphire Phellan shares a guest post about Indian weddings, by Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Full Moon Bride, http://sapphirephelanspassioncorner.blogspot.com/2011/08/romancing-on-friday-guest-blogger_18.html
Tuesday August 23 – Share an interview with Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Full Moon Bride on http://writersandauthors.blogspot.com/2011/08/interview-with-shobhan-bantwal.html
Wednesday August 24 – Chris V shares her interview with Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Full Moon Bride, at http://candidcanine.blogspot.com/2011/08/interview-with-shobhan-bantwal-author.html
Monday August 29 – Nikki Leigh shares a guest post about facing the wedding night in an arranged marriage, by Shobhan Bantwal, author of The The Full Moon Bride – http://lovecoachjourney.com/2011/08/arranged-marriage-wedding-night/
Nikki Leigh shares her review for Full Moon Bride by Shobhan Bantwal – http://nikkileighreviews.wordpress.com
About Full Moon Bride
What makes a marriage—love or compatibility? Passion or pragmatism? THE FULL MOON BRIDE is a compelling story that explores the fascinating subject of arranged marriage, as young Indian-American attorney Soorya Giri navigates the gulf between desire and tradition.
In choosing between two very different men, Soorya must reconcile her burgeoning independence and conservative background. And she must decide what matters most to her—not just in a husband, but in a family, a culture, and a life.
About Shobhan Bantwal
Award-winning author Shobhan Bantwal calls her writing “Bollywood in a Book”—romantic, colorful, action-packed tales, rich with elements of Indian culture—stories that entertain and educate. Shobhan has five published novels by Kensington Publishing, with a sixth slated for 2012.
Since 2002, Shobhan’s articles and short stories have appeared in a variety of publications including The Writer magazine, India Abroad, Little India, U.S. 1, Desi Journal, India Currents, Overseas Indian, and New Woman. Her short stories have won honors and awards in fiction contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest, New York Stories and New Woman magazines. Shobhan can be contacted through her website: www.shobhanbantwal.com or Facebook.
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