I am thrilled to have Roshani on my blog today to answer a few questions about her writing and romantic chemistry *wink wink*. A Crown of Wishes releases on Tuesday, March 28th (so soon!), so make sure to pick up a copy! Also check out the audiobook sample below. I will be starting to the audiobook soon and can’t wait to dive back into this world.
- Since A Crown of Wishes is a companion book for The Star-Touched Queen, what made you decide to write a companion versus a sequel?The Star-Touched Queen felt very complete to me. There wasn’t much more I could say about Maya’s journey, so I really wanted to open up the next book in that universe to a side character from TSTQ!
- Your writing is rich, luscious and so very magical. What inspires your creativity?
Thank you! Cliché answer here, but I think everyday life inspires creativity. Even the most mundane things hold vast amounts of beauty. Ever watch cream being poured into a glass mug of coffee? Looks like it’s being unraveled…and then my mind goes to things like the Milky Way, and edible stars, etc. etc…
- Can you give a little preview of what the chemistry is like being Gauri and Vikram?Hm…short of providing a snippet, I think the best preview of their chemistry would be to watch a thunder and lightning storm lol.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: A Crown of Wishes
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Format: Hardcover, paperback, Ebook, Audio
Building on her intricate setting based on ancient India and Greek mythology, her follow-up is a novel spun from enchantment with a strong female heroine and a swoony worthy prince who team up to win back the thrones of their kingdoms.
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of aneighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes – a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.
Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels. Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. Her short story, “The Star Maiden,” was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.
Listen to a 13 minute excerpt of A CROWN OF WISHES audiobook, read by Priya Ayyar from MacmillanAudio!
The Star-Touched Queen Trailer
I made a book trailer for The Star-Touched Queen last year and if you haven’t read it yet, check it out!