No, It's Not About Me… Or You… (That's why it's called Fiction)

Pop over to my author blog for some reflections since the book release ❤

Ritu Bhathal

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It’s been a whirlwind week since the launch, last Sunday, and I have been overwhelmed by the support from everyone.

From the blog tour posts (thank you to the awesome hosts), all the sharing of my book release, to the numerous comments of encouragement, I have been overwhelmed!

And, I am so excited to tell you that there are already several 5-star reviews on Amazon AND Goodreads.

But… there are so many people who automatically thought that as I have written a book, it must be about my life.

Er, no, folks, it’s not an autobiography, it’s fiction!

And, if you weren’t aware, I am married, happily! (No unarranging here – it wasn’t arranged at all, total love story here, but that is a personal story 😉)

If you ask any author, they will have been asked similar questions – unless you write science fiction, or…

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Marriage Unarranged,” BY AUTHOR, Ritu Bhathal, @RituBhathal

And the reviews are starting to come in…

Featuring a Special RELEASE DAY Review! About this Book ‘Chickpea Curry’ Lit — Chick Lit with and Indian twist! It all started ended with that box… Aashi’s life was all set.Or so she thought.Like in the Bollywood films, Ravi would woo her, charm her family and they’d get married and live happily ever after.But then Aashi found the…

Source: COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Marriage Unarranged,” BY AUTHOR, Ritu Bhathal, @RituBhathal

Marriage Unarranged #ReleaseDay #PubDay

And it’s publication day!!!!

Ritu Bhathal

Finally, the day has come!


No, not sit in a drinking establishment and sup a gin or three all day (though that may be quite fun!) but Publication Day.

After all this time, my book baby has finally been delivered!

Yes, Marriage Unarranged is finally out there, in the world, delivered to at least fifty Kindles this morning, and the paperback is also available too.

How am I feeling?

A bag of nerves. The feedback will hopefully start to filter in soon, and I know I love my book baby, but I really want you to love it too!

Described as Chickpea Curry Lit – Chick Lit with an Indian twist! And not just for chicks, you chap(patti)s too!

Graphic made by Kate Rock ❤

‘Chick Pea Curry’ Lit, Chick Lit with an Indian twist

It all started ended with that box…

Aashi’s life was all set.


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Staying in with Ritu Bhathal, Author of Marriage Unarranged

Day 6 of the blog tour, and we are ‘Staying In’ with Linda and her Book Bag! Pop over for some masala chai and a great recipe too!

I Need Your Help! #votesneeded

The other book is ahead again!!! Please help by voting and sharing! Ever grateful!!!

Help me smash this!!!

You can vote once every 24 hours… Please revisit and revote!!!

Grab the phones, tablets, laptops and computers of your loved ones too, and vote from there too!

Hello all!

Right, so you know all about that book that is being published on the 9th February (that’s THIS SUNDAY, Peeps), right?

Well, its cover has been selected to be on Author Shout Cover Wars this week.

I am on the ask for votes, please.

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If you can, it only takes a click, then a scroll down, past the book cover images, to a list of the book names in this week’s competition. There you will see a table.

Please select Marriage Unarranged, (unless you like another, in which case, vote for them!) and click vote!

See, it’s just click, scroll, click, click! Simple as that!

So just click here, or the link below, and make my dream of an award winning cover come true just in time for the release date… pretty please ❤

Author Shout – Cover Wars

Oh, and did I mention, you can vote once a day for the next few days, if you feel like it! ❤

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