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Mills&Boon Hosts Writing Contest in India

Trying to capture a greater share of the reading public in India, Mills & Boon (a division of Harlequin) is hosting a writing contest for Indian writers.  I can't wait to read these, not just to discover new authors, but to see what cultural differences show up in the books.  I did read a Mills & Boon book by Penny Jordan that was set in India .  The hero was the Maharaja's brother.  Other than the location and the clothes, it read like a classic HP.   

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

2 Comments

  1. Jayne
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 10:47:42

    Can we expect Mills & Boonywood?

  2. Mrs Giggles
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 19:23:06

    Given the generally conservative nature of Indian entertainment, I’d be very surprised if sex scenes feature in any of those books.

    I’m more interested in the cover arts. Will they play to the “fair is good, dark is not” stereotype, having the characters look as if they have some degree of Caucasian blood in them, or will they feature more “local”-looking folks?

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