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2 Cover Reveals + Books Lineup + Blog Announcement

Happy Saturday Everyone!
First of all, thank you for all the comments on Secret Passion's last update.
I have read them all and will be replying back soon.

I'm also happy to share with you not one but TWO cover reveals!
The first is Leather-Strapped (Longwoods #2)
For those who have read Bow-Tied, you were probably expecting this announcement and that day is here! I changed my mind yet again and have decided to keep Leather-Strapped and the rest of the Longwoods series as a novella although it has been added to greatly based on feedback (about 10,000 words longer than Bow-Tied). I will be sharing the official blurb and preorder information soon for those interested.

The second cover is for a story that is very, very close to my heart. It started off as an original story a good eight years ago, I changed it into an IPKKND fanfic because well, I was and remain a HUGE fan of the show, and then I had to take it all down because it was copied--not once but repeatedly.

Due to popular demand (this is all because so many of you asked for it), I will be releasing Desert Heat--not as a fanfiction, but in its original, updated form.
I wish it could be Arnav and Khushi, but it's been copied one time too many and I cannot go through that again. Seriously I can't. 
I hope you enjoy the story in its original form. It will be free on Kindle Unlimited.
For those that want only the IPKKND version, I can understand that, but this is my final decision. I will be releasing the final couple chapters and epilogue with Arnav/Khushi here, however, so those who began the story can finish it.
I hope you all enjoy the conclusion of Desert Heat. 
Please keep in mind that it is a historical romance, and even though I hate reading/writing anything tragic, there will be character death(s?) in the finale, keeping the genre in mind. I'm posting this warning after the last major character death lead to some big reactions--RIP Rebel.
That being said, I do believe readers of Desert Heat will enjoy the end of this love saga set in the Thar Desert.
And I hope you give Ayan and Mira a chance as well--they were the first characters I dreamt up this story with and it feels right to return to that.

Since there is SO much going on, to recap everything that will be happening.
Next up:
Leather-Strapped (Longwoods #2) -- September 2018
Desert Heat -- October 2018
Faithless (Heartless #2: the story of David Bianchi): Date to be announced
Shameless (Heartless #3: the story of Spencer Rodriguez): Date to be announced 
(Yes... you read that name right. It is Shameless--a heavily updated and improved version)
Lace-Encased (Longwoods #3): 2019
Pyramid: 2019/20?
(I've never shared anything about Pyramid before, but it is the first novel I ever wrote. Sixteen year old me's words have been thankfully edited since then but it is a story so close to my heart that I couldn't even bring myself to change it into a fanfic although I did consider doing that once.)

Secret Passion -- ongoing
Omega (Arhi fanfic--who else:) -- coming soon!

So now you all know what I'm planning and juggling at the moment.

Also, I wanted to announce that you will notice a new section pop up on the menu bar soon, titled Blog.
I sometimes have things I want to share or write about--not lengthy chapters--but short posts on things I happen to encounter in the real world. I thought about having a separate site but it's too much trouble.
So I'll be posting on and off about some real-life things. I'm not someone who likes to focus on negativity--so my hope is to share places, food, recipes, I don't know what else, but all things that I LOVE with you.
That's why I'm calling it my Rec List.

If you're not interested that is fine, I will be labeling each of my blog posts clearly so those who subscribe and get an email whenever I update, you will know when it is a blog post versus an update/new book etc.
But I hope some of you do decide to interact through the blog posts. I love getting to know you all and I recognize so many of your names.

Oh, and as far as commenting, I figured out how to avoid the annoying captcha codes/image verification that sometimes pop up when you try to leave a message here. You should first login to a gmail account and then comment here. This way you will bypass all that. You can still post anonymously if you do.

Whew, I think that is all for now.
More on Leather-Strapped and Secret Passion soon! And maybe my first blog post?
Have a great weekend!

ps. Shout out to the person who read Heartless and is looking for their own Luca Violante--Good luck, I hope you find him!


  1. Tina di i can't look away from teh desert heat cover. it's so so beauitful. lots of love to you

  2. hey tina!!!
    first of all i m happy that u r active again
    bt i really wanted to read desert heat stry on arnav n khushi so i wanted to know when r uh going to post remaining chap...
    also waiting fr sp update n omega ur new arhi fanfic.....

    1. you will get the continuation of DH probably in October when the ebook comes out as well. Happy reading!

  3. very excited for continuation of heartless especially vomit boy's story!!!!!!!!! i loved him in heartless

  4. Dear Tina,

    It's like Christmas came early. We shall be treated to so many of your wonderful delights. Thank you for that.

    I still have to catch up with Secret Passion and read Fateful Love. I look forward to indulging once life is a little less crazy.

    Soooo excited for Omega. The start of your fanfics are always full of intrigue and leave us in breathless anticipation. Cheers to another journey!

    1. Thank you so much for kind words hun, I hope you enjoy everything that is to come, including Omega! <3

  5. Eager for the upcoming stories and updates.

  6. Will be eagerly waiting for Omega.. Tina you made us happy today with this post.. Thanks a ton dear.. best wishes and waiting for DH starring ArShi and SP next update..

    1. Thank you for the wishes! Hope you like Omega <3

  7. Hi Tina! Its good to see you back. Very happy for all the achievements that you got. Congratulations dear! ❤️

    I did not understand the desert heat part in your announcement! Are you putting up ArHi chapters onwards from chapter 5 or just the final ones? Can you please write a comment to me on that. Also I totally understand your decision of putting the real version only. But Please put up the remaining chapters of desert heat so that people who started it can finish it atleast. I dont know if you know that I have been waiting from 5 years to read desert heart onwards from chapter 5. Its like I am thirsty for reading to know what will happen next. Please please post once & then remove it completely.

    1. Hi hun! To clarify, I will be posting never-before-seen chapters from Desert Heat--which is the final couple chapters and epilogue. I had uploaded all of Desert Heat from chapters 1-29 in the past so I will be continuing on from there. I had forgotten chapters 1-5 were still up.
      Hope that all makes sense. Happy reading!

  8. Can't wait to join ur new stories 😊

    1. Yay! Hope you like everything that will be available in the coming months :)

  9. oh wow wonderful news... DH is coming back... For some reason i can seems to read anything without arshi in it...but i think im going to try with Ayan and Mira! :D
    Eagerly waiting for everything else you are going to post :D

    1. Yay I'm glad you're going to give Ayan and Mira a chance! I'd really recommend Heartless as well--not just because it's my book but the characters are like the first I loved since Arshi <3

  10. I loved Desert Heat cover. It is lovely 👌. I am excited about reading Desert Heat after a long time. Also, Tina, thank you for planning to update the final chapters with Arnav and Khushi. I still remember your posts about plagiarism and the painful feelings.

    I am very much looking forward to Omega.

    All the best Tina for your new books.

    1. Aww thank you hun. Those were some dark days... and I'm glad to be writing again. Glad you liked the DH cover! More on DH and Omega soon <3

  11. Looking forward for the final chapter of DH. This has probably made my day.
    "Omega" is also a story I am looking forward too.

    1. Hope you enjoy the conclusion to DH and the start of Omega!

  12. Happy with your decision
    Finally we will be able to read DH, I have narrated this story to my kids, who keep asking me what next, I used to say let's wait for you, will be eagerly waiting
    Another Arshi story Omega, looking forward for that too

    1. Aww that is so cute.. I hope you and your kids will enjoy the finale of Desert Heat :)

  13. thank you so much for updating Desert heat, that story is very dear to me as well. Will definitely give a chance to the original version too, but after reading the final few chapters with Arshi.
    Also so excited to read Omega..... All the best to you, hope we keep reading such exciting stories from you.

    1. Thanks so much hun, hope you enjoy the finale of DH and the start of Omega ;)


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