Monday, September 02, 2013

Island Girls (from the IG Trilogy) tell their 3 wishes! [Three Wishes Blog Blitz]

Today I’m participating in the Three Wishes Blog Blitz, hosted by author Juliet Madison! From 2nd to 6th September you’ll have the chance to win some awesome prizes at all the blogs participating in the blitz, including mine. All you have to do is follow my instructions below for winning the prize I have on offer, and then you can click over to Juliet’s blog to enter her prize draw, and see the list of all other blogs taking part and enter their giveaways as well. How cool is that? Why is it called the Three Wishes Blog Blitz? Juliet’s new romantic comedy release, I Dream of Johnny, is about three wishes, a high-tech genie in a lamp, and one very unfortunate typo that proves magic isn’t all it cracked up to be…

Hey peeps!

I was wracking my brain trying to come up with a topic for this blog blitz, when it suddenly hit me - my Island Girls Trilogy features the stories of 3 sisters. So why not ask each of them what their 3 wishes would be, and in the process, get you acquainted with these ladies (and see the hunks they end up with!)? Here we go - meet the Hemant sisters.

Lara Reddy (born Hemant). 29 years old, divorced, Managing Director of an international conventions centre in Mauritius. Her story in a nutshell?

"...Divorce painted a scarlet letter on her in Indo-Mauritian society, but her newly-single status shines as a beacon of hope for the man who never stopped loving her. Twelve years later, will second time around work for these former teenage sweethearts? ..."

Her 3 wishes?

1. Some peace & quiet (especially from her overbearing mother who is intent on making Lara's life a hell of proper customs and outdated tradition)
2. A chance to wipe the slate clean...esp where the choices she made in her life are concerned.
3. Ice cream that doesn't make women go fat.

Meet Lara, and Eric, a paediatrician, and her first love (imagined in the likeness of actress Lara Reddy & actor Forbes March)...

THE OTHER SIDE (Island Girls #1) - Out Now! Amazon ~ B&N ~ ARe ~ Decadent Publishing


Diya Hemant. 24 years old, desperately single, Interior Designer who co-owns her company with her bestie. Her tale?

"... It is a truth universally acknowledged that, to find a prince, a girl has to kiss a few frogs. But what happens when a modern-day princess comes face to face with... an ogre? ..."

Diya's 3 wishes?

1. A man. Preferably handsome, rich, courteous, super-sexy, will have eyes only for her, drop dead gorgeous (did she mention that?)
2. The ability to wipe her car insurance record with the snap of her fingers; this way, her risk cover won't be going up with every accident she gets involved in.
3. A man to love her (yes, already mentioned, but a girl can never be too sure...)

Meet Diya, and Trent, the surly, ogre-like British widower & single dad to 2 young boys who becomes her new neighbour (imagined in the likeness of actress Sonam Kapoor & actor David James Elliott) ...

LIGHT MY WORLD (Island Girls #2) - Releasing September 30, 2013!


Neha Hemant (should be Neha Kiran, but her husband refused she take his name when they married). 34 years old, housewife, slowly spreading her wings after more than a decade of being nothing else but a wife and mum to 3 kids. Her story?

"... Perfect, widowed housewife & mum of 3 teens meets reformed bad boy. Together, they create magic... but such a good thing has to be wrong... right? Or doesn't it? ..."

Neha's 3 wishes?

1. World peace? *receives a glare from her 2 sisters* Uhm, for the kids to grow up into wonderful adults.
2. A reason to exist beyond being a wife and mother.
3. *whisper* A man to love her, and only her, the way romance heroes love their heroines...

Meet Neha, and Logan, former heavyweight boxing champion from New Zealand, and her boss (imagined with the likeness of singer Tina Arena & actor Sam Worthington)...

WINDS OF CHANGE (Island Girls #3) - Releasing November 2013!


There you are - the 3 wishes from the 3 Island Girls.


Comment & win either a 50-page editorial critique or a cameo appearance in one of my small-town series set in England (prize is winner's choice). Answer this question for me:

If you could have 1 wish, what would it be?

Let me jump with my answer already: I'd wish for... the ability to stop time so I can get everything on my plate done. *grin* I know, sounds silly, but I could really do with 48 hours in a day, esp to write all the stories that are hogging my brain cells and making me look like a vapid airhead on most days.

Once you’ve entered my giveaway, visit Juliet’s blog & enter her giveaway too, and visit any or all of the other participating blogs to enter more prize draws. You could potentially win a whole heap of prizes! Good luck! Visit the official Blog Blitz post here.

From Mauritius with love,



Nana Prah said...

Ice cream that doesn't make you grow fat would be a God send. What beautiful people you have chosen to play your characters. Living in a fantasy world is great.

nora snowdon said...

hmm, well i already asked to get johnny depp on juliet's blog, maybe a nice sunny vacation that johnny and i can take together???

Anonymous said...

A clean slate... sometimes that would be wonderful... but then I suppose whatever is on the slate, is what helped us to be who we are... so would I change that?! Not sure!!

Zee Monodee said...

LOL, Nana! And thanks for the lovely words about the casting. :) True, it's nice to live in fantasy land! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Nora, you can definitely come take a vacay on the island with Johnny ;)

Zee Monodee said...

lovesweetandsinister - so very true what you say... I guess the saying 'be careful what you wish for' never applied any better, eh? :)

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Anonymous said...

Nice! I think they are the perfect choices as well!

Inge Saunders said...

Hi Zee, my wish would be to see ten years into my future. All the bumps, roads and in-betweens. I know, typical control freak behavior. But I`m not big on surprises or rather not so great surprises. So yeah, ten years into the future (wanted to make it my whole life but that would be just a little too greedy *grin*).

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Emma! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Inge, I am RIGHT there with you! I so wish we could all see the bumps and holes along the way before we land onto them :)

Zee Monodee said...

And everybody, THANK YOU for having stopped by, read, and commented on my post. Met some lovely new peeps and real glad for that!

Apologies for the delay in announcing the winner to my post (I've been sick and even *gasp* offline since last Friday).

So the winner is...Nora Snowdon! Congrats!!! I'll be in touch right away with your prize info. :)

Again, everyone - Thank You! XOXO