ROMI MOONDI is a Canadian author who converted her 2008 blog “Year of the Chick” into novel form, and published it in 2011. Since then she’s added two more books to the Year of the Chick series, the most recent of which is Never or Forever. The latest book takes place in Paris, which is where Romi lived for six months this past year, after trading in her corporate job for an inspiration-seeking mission. The books can be described as edgy romantic comedies, where happy endings are not a guarantee, but where real and embarrassing moments are in good supply.
Romi also writes screenplays in her spare time, and her screenplay “Best Before” made it to the semi-finals or better in eight international screenplay competitions in 2011. She’d like to see her books adapted into films one day, with the crown jewel of Canada a.k.a. Ryan Gosling as one of the male leads. Naturally.
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Most of those people are tourists.
This turns out to be one of Romi Narindra’s first realizations, when she ditches her corporate job and moves to Paris for a year to write a book. It’s a year that will shatter illusions, assert independence, and maybe even leave some room for a love affair or two.
All the while, the past comes swirling back like a ghost with unfinished business, which raises important questions about hope and second chances.
Some things last forever, some things will never be, but one thing’s for sure: love in the modern world is not a fairy tale.
Oh well, fairy tales were never all that interesting anyway…
“Never or Forever” is book three in the fictional “Year of the Chick” series.
PRAISE FOR NEVER OR FOREVER!
“Romi’s plotting and dialogue just keep getting better. Lots of amusements and LOLs in this volume, as well as some scenes of heartbreaking lovesickness.”
“Love her quirky way of seeing things and that great sense of humor. Her antics in Paris only added to the amazing adventure to find love as a single woman in today’s crazy world.”
A humiliating public weigh-in, with two judging parents as the audience.
The announcement of a deadline for arranged marriage doom.
And that’s just the first two chapters.
In “Year of the Chick,” Romi Narindra must find love before her parents find her a husband.
To escape her fate, Romi wades through the waters of secret-dating, where self-consciousness is at an all-time high, and experience at an all-time low. It’s the sort of thing that would turn almost anyone into a man-crazy freak with romance tunnel-vision, and that’s exactly what happens to her. All the while, a lack of inspiration in her corporate job leads Romi to her love of writing, in what quickly becomes a man-quest play-by-play.
From whiskey-breath scum bags to uni-brow creeps and everything in between, Romi and her wingmen come up empty time after time.
And that’s when she meets a fellow writer.
On the Internet.
So will it be arranged marriage doom, or an Internet affair that’s not as creepy as “To Catch a Predator”?
Time will tell in the “year of the chick,” a twelve-month quest to find love.
“Year of the Chick” is book one of a series, and book two is “Last-Minute Love.”
PRAISE FOR YEAR OF THE CHICK!
“I thought the story was insightful, funny, honest and true. I had to keep reading to find out what happened and I felt a kind of kinship with her character, really blatant and at times hilarious.”
“I love the humor in the book, the sarcasm, the elements that give depth to a character and yet so many romance novels seem to lack. I was fully entertained!”