1. Reet Singh has a sweet tooth – which is a lucky thing to have in India because of the wide variety of irresistible confectionery and desserts available to me. It is also a bad thing to have if you have a phobia for dentists – because you'll eventually need dentists, like it or not.
2. Reet Singh is my pen-name. I am actually Upreet Dhaliwal, although sometimes I wonder if I wouldn't prefer to 'actually' be Reet Singh, who has so much more fun than Upreet.
3. I write poetry when I'm really troubled about something. You can read some of my work in this book – In–Verse Medicine which is written under my real name, or visit my blog (www.upreetdhaliwal.in) to read the poems I've posted there.
Here's a sample:
4. I'm vintage era, age-wise, but I've started weight-training recently. I don't know if I can call it that since all I do is use my little dumbbells, but I'm noticing tiny new definitions in muscles that were paper-thin before so I am quite pleased with myself.
5. Another recent thing I've started is gardening. I'm still learning – am still mystified about whether browning of leaves of my favorite climber means too much water or too little, but I'm getting better at saving my plants from oblivion every day!
’Scorched by His Fire' was my first published piece of romantic fiction, and was courtesy of Mills and Boon® India's Passions Contest which I won in 2013. It has since been republished as ‘Take One Fake Fiance...and add a dash of desire’.
Mita Ramphul is single and fancy-free – and she wants to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Living and working on the idyllic island of Mauritius is the stuff dreams are made of – until she bumps into a man who threatens to destroy it all.
Tanay Devkumar is cynical and shuttered – events in his past have cast a long and deep shadow. Convinced that Mita Ramphul represents a threat to his sister’s happiness, he seeks her out, determined to block her nefarious plans.
They meet in circumstances that can only be described as hostile – suspicions abound and resentments flare on both sides, even as attraction simmers beneath the surface. A series of disastrous events follow and they are compelled to pretend that they are in love and wish to marry.
It is meant to be a temporary engagement – but will Mita be able to resist her fake fiancé or will his scorching kisses make her yearn for something more permanent?
Take One Fake Fiancé is a refurbished, revamped, remodelled, updated version of “Scorched by His Fire” which was published by Harlequin/Mills and Boon in 2014.
Will the demons from their past succeed in tearing them apart?
After personal tragedy strikes, Mohini Kapoor runs away from the city to her grandparents home in a village in Punjab. Though she manages to pick up the pieces of her broken self, and even builds a life for herself, the horror of her experience is difficult to forget. She buries it deep down inside her subconscious mind until the arrival of a stranger threatens to resurrect the old demons.
Reputed photojournalist, Aalok Ahuja, has to hide out for a few days to escape circumstances beyond his control. When his friend recommends Tejopur, a remote village in Punjab, Aalok expects life to be simple there and, perhaps, even boring - instead, his world is thrown into chaos by a woman more desirable, and vastly more complicated, than any he has ever known.
When their destinies collide, attraction flares, but secrets threaten their new found feelings. Should they cut and run or give love a chance?
‘Satin and Sapphire’ is a small town romance with drama and humor
Danger meets delight in Asar Kalan!
Dr Danvir Sandhu has been dealt a cruel hand – his house of cards comes tumbling down when he loses, one by one, all the things that bring meaning to his life. He has barely found equilibrium when a serendipitous event brings Latika Anand into his orbit, and he struggles to stay aloof even as his heart yearns for a future with the maddeningly enticing fashion designer.
Considerably bruised after a break up that is as unexpected as it is callous, Latika is thrown into an even more precarious situation that threatens her life. Both experiences convince her to return to her roots and tackle old demons even if it means denying the attraction she feels for a certain utterly fascinating physician.
A Christmas Conspiracy’ is a sweet romantic comedy and a short read.
'The Cure was Love', also from Mills and Boon® India, released in November 2014.
Christmas has never been more complicated!
Goldie Gill works in a recruiting firm in Toronto and has had it with his mother's single-minded desire to see him married off to a nice girl. Goldie has no wish to find himself a nice girl - he is perfectly happy living the life and hanging out with his cat, Billy.
It takes a chance encounter with a dusky, doe-eyed, scatter-brained beauty, just before Christmas, for Goldie to seriously reconsider his plans. But then, he learns that his meeting with the girl isn't a happy coincidence - somebody has been meddling.
What is the conspiracy and how is Goldie going to get to the bottom of it considering that the girl has disappeared?
I'm currently rewriting it for an #Indie release later this year.
My FREE short reads include:
Smoke & Shadows – Romantic Intrigue
Make the World Go Away – Mind Games
Red, Blue & Pink – Suspense, Intrigue and Romance
About Reet Singh
My love affair with books began when I was a tot. A fabulous mother, who recognized the power of the written word, read to me and my sisters every night, thus introducing us to the wonderful world of the imagination.
Once I could read on my own, I graduated from fairy tales to adventure stories, and then to romance, spending all my pocket money on books. My father served in the army and took the family along wherever he went, resulting in experiences that beg for a place in my books.
I am an Eye Surgeon, but make time for my other passions – reading and writing stories, watching romantic comedies, and doing creative things with wool and a crochet hook. I also love solving cryptic crosswords, and - when my muse is elusive - I enjoy pitting my wits against my husband's at Scrabble. When I have no other choice, I can be found in the kitchen putting together one-pot meals, although I’d rather be writing about love and happy endings because that feeds my romantic soul.