Thursday, September 3, 2020

Girl With Three Eyes - My first YA Fantasy Thriller

 

Girl With Three Eyes
When a killer threatens the kingdom, will she risk her freedom?

Dear Readers,

I'm excited to announce the #bookbirthday of my first YA fantasy thriller. Fragments of Girl with Three Eyes has been running around my head for over fifteen years. I wanted to write a fantasy that combined school and sports but also a futuristic fairy tale.

The school element came from reading Enid Blyton stories when I was little. The Enid Blyton stories were fun stories about school adventures. The sports element came from two places. I went snowboarding for the first time and loved it. I wondered what it would take to make it a competition. I began watching the X-Games and loved the spins and speed of going downhill on picture perfect slopes. I’d also picked up running and getting healthier at this point. I wanted to add this competitive element to my stories which I felt becomes overlooked in girls. Despite all the advantages in gaining self-confidence and health both physical and mental, 50% of girls drop out of sport by the time they reach high school.
 
The last dimension of Girl With Three Eyes is one close to the heart. I was thrilled to be able to do a story where I could include elements of Hindu lore. The concept of the Third Eye, empaths, and spirituality appeals to my yoga-inspired side. Finally, immersing into the world of a futuristic India reconnects me to my own culture!
 
I hope you enjoy Girl With Three Eyes and all the layers I’ve loved building into this story!

XO,

Priya

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race - New Release And Giveaway



Dear readers,

Have you ever tried to put together the FAMILY ACTIVITY? Well, then you can relate to the Rajs and all the trials and tribulations which go along with it. I'm excited to announce the new chapter in Merlin Raj. In the Love Me Not Race, service dog Merlin learns Boolean math to help his family run their first 5k race. He'll need every trick to get his family on the same page.

Perfect for younger reader who like dog humor books with illustrations with a side of STEM learning. Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race is the answer to inspiring STEM early education.

You can find it on Amazon (if you are Kindle Unlimited, read the ebook for free!) & Barnes & Noble

Thank you for your support!


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Thursday, April 30, 2020

New Release and Giveaway! Take the Road Trip with the KINGS OF MERLIN.

Dear Readers of Merlin,

It has been an adventure writing with everything dark going on in the world. But sometimes what you need the most are a few hours of escape to keep you sane! I'm excited to announce a new book release this week. Kings Of Merlin, the second part of the Merlin Returns saga, comes back with Eowlyn, Merlin, and new addition King Arthur.  Eowlyn and Merlin slip deep into an otherworld in this story. Their relationship gets deeper and more complicated. I hope you fall in love with them as I have.

Today, I thought I'd share a little more about the characters and the settings.

Everyone asks about SONG inspirations. When it comes to music, I usually have two branches of thoughts. A STORY song gets me into a particular book. A CHARACTER song gets me into the headspace/POV of the character when I'm writing. I hear these songs and I'm immediately in the right mood.

We probably have different musical tastes, but I thought you might try this soundtrack. For GODS of Merlin, I was playing Avril Lavigne's  Head Above Water over and over again. For KINGS of Merlin, Lewis Capaldi's Someone You Loved.

Who are the main characters of Gods of Merlin/Kings of Merlin?

Eowlyn Patience --  I love Eowlyn. It's a throwback Lord of the Rings name (because she, you know, time traveled). She appeals to me because she is an antihero/hero and so broken at it. Her song for me matches Gods of Merlin where I introduced her: Avril Lavigne's  Head Above Water.

Merlin/Matt Emrys -- Merlin's story has always been one of conflict. Which will it be, the girl or the mission? In Gods of Merlin, he is tested again. Which side will win? Because of his dedication to the mission. His song is Coldplay's the Scientist.

King Arthur -- WHO? Yes, I went there. Arthur is another time travel. He is aged down, because....! This is Arthur before the heartache, but you know that's coming. His song is Halsey's Without Me.

For fans of My Merlin:
Vane -- You can't help but love him. His devotion and loyalty and nerve is just so... *sigh*. But he is a twisted and broken soul. In many ways, he and Eowlyn understand each other well because they are similarily broken. Vane's song is Coldplay's Viva la Vida.

Ryan -- Doesn't fail. She can't. Her strength makes things happen. Her mistake is  Ryan's song is  One Republic's Secrets.

For all of my ROMANCE fans, this one is especially great if you are looking to curl up with a book and a chai in a lazy hammock -- Pride and Prejudice (Kiera Knightley version/Jean-Yves Thibaudet) soundtrack.
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Monday, March 16, 2020

Meet Merlin Raj: the Service Dog who likes Computer Science

#PassionProject Do you like service dogs, STEM books, and funny early readers? Meet Merlin Raj.


I've spent years in the tech field and one of the things I advocate is Early Education in STEM. To that end, I wrote Merlin Raj and the Santa Algorithm: A Computer Science Dog's Tale. With the help of awesome illustrator, Shelley Hampe, the dream came alive!

So, if you're looking for a fun stimulating read for the youngster in your family (like Magic Tree House or Captain Underpants), Merlin Raj is out today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo, and Google Play.

My name is Merlin Raj. I have a teeny-tiny obsession with socks which makes my life as a service dog a little bit hard. Usually, I only have to worry about helping my boy, Matthew, walk at school. But when my human Mom has to go away for winter break, getting ready for the holiday becomes a mess. I might be a super-smart golden retriever who wears glasses, but could I help my best friend with more than a disability?
Gulp. 
Will a class on algorithms get me barking up the right Christmas tree?

Get the latest at www.dgpriya.com. Keep an out for the upcoming Merlin Raj blog tour!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Six Years In the Making, New Release GODS OF MERLIN


Dear Readers,
I am thrilled to announce my first book release in a few years. Gods of Merlin begins a new series in the world of Merlin! For those of you who have read the My Boyfriend Merlin, I always intended to go back and tell the story of the brother who didn’t get the girl—HERE IT IS.

While I had the characters of Gods of Merlin six years ago, the story didn’t come together until this past year. It’s funny how long these ideas need to fully ferment before they are ready.

Thank you for following Merlin in his adventures! Get it at AMAZON, B&N Nook, Apple Books, Kobo & Google Play.

XO, Priya



Follow the blog tour of Gods of Merlin to win a $25 gift card & signed copy of Merlin!

November 18: Viviana MacKade
November 19: Travel the Ages
November 20: Rogue's Angels
November 22: Author C.A.Milson
November 25: Books in the Hall
November 29: Enchanting Reviews
November 29: Readeropolis
December 3: Fabulous and Brunette
December 5: The Avid Reader
December 9: Our Town Book Reviews
December 11: Kit 'N Kabookle
December 12: All the Ups and Downs
December 13: It's Raining Books

Monday, November 11, 2019

Cover reveal & the Jingle YA Giveaway - Signed books make great gifts!

 ANNOUNCING...

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Return to the World of Merlin: My Merlin New Editions October 2019 & Special Announcement


Hello all,

I am super excited to announce a complete new release of the entire My Boyfriend Merlin series.

See it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ITunes, Kobo, and Google Play.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Finally, after all these years I will be releasing a new series in the world of Matt, Vane, and Ryan. Watch for more information, giveaways, and goodies coming soon... Meanwhile, add it to your Goodreads!