Skip to main content

Aditi Chopra's Mr. Imperfect Series - A Perfect Three-In-One

MBB is back after a fairly long Christmas break.  For our first post of the new year, we are delighted to welcome Aditi Chopra with her recently released "Mr Imperfect Series".  The set consists of Aditi's three most recent women's fiction novellas, which are based in the NRI (Non-Resident Indian) world.  There's "House of Love", "Arranged Marriage" and "Love Tango".  Nikki, Sonali and Maya, three very different non-resident Indian ladies have three very different love stories to tell.  Nikki is ABCD (American born, confused desi), that's an Indian woman born abroad.  Her love story makes intriguing reading.  She is a western woman but she cannot forget her sub-continental heritage.  Sonali is an Indian-born girl who weds a non-resident Indian man by arrangement.  And Maya - well, Maya's romance is something very different indeed.  Aditi Chopra captures the NRI world beautifully in her writing, so pick up a copy of this collection.  Well worth reading.


Aditi Chopra
About Aditi Chopra

Aditi Chopra was born in India and now lives in Texas with her family. She is passionate about writing and helping others succeed. Aditi writes NRI (Non-Resident Indian) fiction and non-fiction books. She has found her creative bone in fiction writing. Her fiction stories are rooted in Indian tradition and yet very modern. You might see a glimpse of Bollywood in her stories and will definitely enjoy the emotional ride.


ADITI CHOPRA ON THE WEB:

Facebook       Twitter       Website


Interview with Aditi Chopra

Aditi, you are known primarily as a business person.  From where did you get the motivation to write fiction?
I wanted to challenge myself in the writing business and see if I could write fiction.  Overcoming a challenge has always been a part of my personality.

From where do you get your ideas?
Great question!  Inspiration is everywhere, we just need to keep our eyes open!  When I think of a concept for a book, inspiration starts appearing in front of me from various avenues.

Is writing fiction work for you, or is it fun?
It is a lot of fun.  I enjoy the whole process, right from the conceptualization to writing the scenes.  It's a lot more creative than non-fiction.

Do you identify with your main characters?
Most of my female characters are career driven and I have always been like that, so yes, I do identify with them at that level.

Are there more NRI fiction stories to come?
Yes, absolutely.  At the time of this interview, I am working on a story involving corporate drama, currently focussing on characterization.


Review of  'MR IMPERFECT SERIES' 

HOUSE OF LOVE: She’s done it again.
Aditi Chopra has her finger firmly on the pulse of the condition of what is sometimes called the ABCD (American Born, Confused Desi). A person of Indian origin, born in the western world to Indian parents. The world calls you Indian, but your inner feelings are not so sure. How do you reconcile your Indian heritage with the way of life you know now? Will you wear Indian or western dress? To date or not to date? You find the person you want to marry. Do you submit your choice for parental approval? If they withhold their approval, what will you do? Follow your heart? Or follow your culture?A deceptively simple novella which makes some excellent points. The characters of Nikki Desai and her boyfriend Karan and the dilemmas they face make for interesting reading. For anyone interested in modern Indian culture and the changes faced by young Indian in today’s fast changing world. Or for anyone who just enjoys a good story.


ARRANGED MARRIAGE: A deceptively simple novella from a wonderful writer of NRI (non-resident Indian) fiction, Aditi Chopra. I say Chopra’s work is deceptively simple because while her stories are engaging, easy to read and straightforward enough, I think she’s one author who perfectly sums up the NRI experience in a nutshell. Straddling two cultures is not easy – there is the deeply rooted, traditional culture of the Indian sub-continent on one hand, with it’s myriad obligations and accompanying advantages of permanence, security and sometimes suffocating grip. Then there’s the freedom and sometimes the rootlessness of western life, which can seems initially attractive to outsiders yet can be empty and indifferent for those who don’t have real roots there. There’s a freshness about this story which draws the reader in and the characters of Ishan and Sonali, finding their way towards love and companionship, are so likeable that the reader finds herself (or himself) caring for them and about what happens to them.
This book is perfect for romance readers, for lovers of contemporary Indian fiction and even for people who desire to know more about Indian culture. A short, enjoyable and insightful
read, which will please you as much as it will teach you.


LOVE TANGO: An enjoyable romance from the author whom I call the queen of NRI fiction. I don't know what it is, but I find Aditi Chopra's fiction very soothing and enjoyable. Just the type of relaxing read you need after a busy day. It's the story of Maya Sarin a non-resident Indian dance teacher who runs her own school. The hero is Tahir Ali, the son of Turkish immigrants to the US. The pair meet and find their equation very good. But when difficulties and misunderstandings arise, will the two of them be able to sort them out?

I liked the fact that in Maya and Tahir being from different communities wasn't even an issue. Very refreshing.

I read each book of the series as it was released and I am happy that it has been released as a trilogy. It is a good buy for people who like reading stories about India, or the Indian experience abroad.


Maria Perry Mohan

GET THIS BOOK HERE:   Amazon:  Print   Ebook



Comments

  1. I agree that inspiration is everywhere if we look for it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Aditi is my old friend and I am happy to her review and interview. She is a prolific writer who had helped me step into publishing world via my Choices, and I still owe her a lot :)

    Maria, you have done justice to this interview!!

    Two cheers to both of you!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ruchira for your kind words! I am happy to have helped you. Hope you keep enjoying writing and keep breaking new ground!

      Delete
  3. Wonderful and in depth interview. What interesting books. Will read them.
    Aditi is a good writer.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Maria... this series sounds very interesting. NRI fiction should be a genre in itself, me thinks! Aditi, wishi you much success with your writing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks Adite. You're right, there are so many aspects to NRI living that it can be a genre of its own. I owe it to Maria for coining the phrase "NRI Fiction"!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

It's great to get your visit. Please let me know what you think of the post.....

Popular posts from this blog

Readers Beware! 5 Reasons Not To Read 'Behind Our Lives' by Charlene Carr

Our MBB guest poster today, author Charlene Carr, is hella talented, but you won't find her begging you to buy her new book anytime soon. In fact, if you're not the type of reader who would appreciate her, she'll happily advise you to take your business elsewhere - in the nicest possible way, of course. In this guest post, she gives you five reasons not to buy her book.



Charlene Carr on the Web:

Website FacebookTwitterPinterestGoodreadsInstagram

Author Bio:  Charlene Carr is a lover of words. After travelling the globe for several years and working as a freelance writer, editor, and facilitator, she decided the time had come to focus on her true love—novel writing.  Charlene writes fiction full of thought and heart. Her endings may not always be 'happy', but she always ends with hope. She is the author of seven novels and one novella. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland and loves exploring the amazing coastline of her harbour town, dancing up a storm, and strivi…

Review - 1857 Dust of Ages - The Forgotten Tale by Vandana Shanker

This has to be the first review on MBB in a very long time and it was well worth the wait. Anyone who likes Indian historical fiction is going to adore this beautiful read.

Maria Perry Mohan's Review of 1857 Dust of AgesVolume I -  A Forgotten Tale by Vandana Shankar


As historical fiction goes, this is first class. We’re literally getting glimpses of a fascinating story as seen through the eyes of today. Can it really be that an Indian royal family gave their daughter in marriage to a British Army officer?  Some say it could be impossible, but has the truth been covered up? And why?
Those glances back in time show teasing glimpses of a royal family at a crossroads. The queen’s consternation when a male hair has not been born and her greedy sister-in-law, the one who has a son, eyes up the kingdom. Would such a queen mother be good for a kingdom? Probably not.

The princess’s character comes through as a girl who has been born to lead her kingdom. The 19th century produced one of the gr…

New Release: Throwing The Light by KA Servian

MBB welcomes the exciting new author KA Servian to the blog today. After a twenty-plus-year career in the applied arts industry, including owning her own fashion and jewellery labels, this author, who is otherwise known as Kathy, decided to turn her creative skills to writing fiction. Her first novel, Peak Hill, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Pacific Hearts Full Manuscript contest in 2016. She now squeezes full-time study for an advanced diploma in applied writing in around writing novels and short stories, teaching sewing and pattern making and being a wife and mother.

K A Servian on the web:
WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramAuthor Page
Join K A Servian’s Newsletter and get a free copy of: Missing the Obvious.


Keeping the pages turning..........
To create and maintain suspense and tension in a story, Try taking the complete plot outline, breaking it into pieces which hold the main plot points and then drip feeding those pieces to the reader. It's vital to never gi…