Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Variables of Love by MK Schiller Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

Variables of Love
by MK Schiller



Meena Kapoor knows what life has in store for her. She's in her senior year at Stanford where she'll graduate summa cum laude, and then she'll begin her interviews...her marriage interviews. Meena is Indian, and she's never questioned that she'll have an arranged marriage like all the generations before her. Not until she meets gorgeous math major Ethan Callahan. Ethan's sense of humor and free spirit stir feelings in Meena she didn't know were possible outside of Bollywood movies. It doesn't hurt that he's charming and has the uncanny ability to make math sound like poetry, but Meena knows their equation makes no sense in the real world.

Ethan finds himself intrigued by the mysterious, beautiful girl, whose big, brown eyes reflect great pain. His goals are small at first - to make her smile and then to laugh. But he soon wants more, and though Meena is adamant they have no future, he convinces her to share the present. Ethan believes every problem has a solution, but with cultural expectations and family duty among the variables, they will struggle to solve the ultimate equation to find happiness.


Excerpt One:

“Goodbye, girl-who-bumps-into-strangers. I only call you that because I don’t know your name.” Yes, and I won’t give it because hearing it said out loud by your deep, sexy voice will make me loose whatever dignity I have left.

I smiled at his description, feeling more myself as each step carried me farther away from his beautiful face, sculpted muscles, and boyish grin.

“See you later, gorgeous-boy-who-picks-up-and-arranges-clumsy-girls’-essays,” I uttered under my breath when I was out of earshot.

Of course, I knew who he was. Ethan Callahan, the boy who sat in the back row of Advanced Statistics. The same boy who made frequent cameos in my daydreams. I hated that he sat in the back of the lecture hall. I only saw him enter and exit the classroom. I wanted to see him enter and exit other things…like me.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I am a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. I have a full time life and two busy teenagers, but in the dark of night, I sit by the warm glow of my computer monitor, reading or writing, usually with some tasty Italian…the food that is!

I started imagining stories in my head at a very young age. In fact, I got so good at it that friends asked me to create plots featuring them as the heroine and the object of their affection as the hero. You've heard of fan fiction... this was friend fiction.

I hope you enjoy my stories and always find The Happily Ever After in every endeavor.

love hearing from readers so please write to me!


Where are you from? 
I live in the Midwest, but I was originally born in Mumbai, India.

Tell us your latest news?
I’ve written a new adult, multicultural love story that I’m very excited about. Variables of Love is a very personal story for me. It’s what happens when cultural expectations and personal convictions collide. I’ve borrowed from my own life experiences and culture to create this novel. It’s a story I’ve wanted to tell for some time, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to share it.

When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve been actively writing for 2 years now, but I’ve been dreaming up stories far longer than that.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
It’s hard to say. I think each milestone made it a little bit cleared. After I typed ‘The End’ on my first manuscript. After I got my first contract. When I saw my first batch of edits. When I saw my first book published. And also when I got my first review. All of these things were surreal, but at the same time made the experience more real too. What an awesome ride it’s been. 

What inspired you to write your first book?
I’ve always wanted to write, but after I read Fifty Shades of Gray, I decided to finally put fingers to keys and stroke out a story…wow, that sounded dirty.

What would you like my readers to know?
If you like imperfect characters, lots of angst and some sexy times, I hope you’ll check out the book. I’d love to know what you think.

Author sites

Twitter – @MKSchiller

Buy Links:

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  1. I love the cover of your novel.

  2. i enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Great excerpt, thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I liked the excerpt the best.

  5. Fascinating story. I really enjoyed the excerpt.

  6. I love the excerpt. Sounds like a great book

  7. You had me at 'Variables.' No, seriously, you put something wonderfully nerdy on the cover, and I'm hooked :) I think this would be a fascinating read, given the combination of two different cultures in it :)

  8. I really enjoyed the interview. It's so nice to know a bit more about an author and discover what inspires her! Thank you!

  9. I liked the interview and then the excerpt best. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. I will definitely be adding this book to my "to-read" list.