Until You Came Along
Genre: YA Romance
Number of pages: 350
Word Count: 92000-94000
People never change; they only become more or less of who they really are…
Just as mysteriously as Alyssa appeared in Estella’s life she disappeared. Who was Alyssa, really? For all their years of friendship in college, Estella has no idea why Alyssa left without saying goodbye after graduation. Now, after all these years, Alyssa leaves a recording on Estella’s voicemail –an RSVP to their college reunion! Trembling with delight and dread, Estella has only one question: Why?
Alyssa has been searching for something all her life—her future. She believes in nothing but success and winning. Manipulative, wilful, emotionally cold is the best way she can describe herself. To the world and her college mates, she’s glamorous, confident and has life on a silver platter—men dream of having her and women dream of being her! But Alyssa is blind to everything except success…
until she meets Kurt, a dreamy exchange student, who challenges everything she believes, while his touch runs through her body like the sweetest flame, making her want things she knows she shouldn’t have! Kurt wants her heart and that’s the one thing Alyssa can’t give him.
Through seven years of silence, Estella and Alyssa discover life is ever changing—just as their perception of themselves…yet, how could they ever know tragedy and joy are from the same tears of life?
About the Author:
Kshitij lives in New Delhi. He has written books in various genres. Classic literature novels, movies and culture have been his source of inspiration. Although he graduated with a business degree, the word ‘ART’ holds a special place his heart. When not writing, he can be found learning about history, food, and people for his new book.
I’m from New Delhi, India.
Tell us your latest news?
My latest news is my Young Adult novel UNTIL YOU CAME ALONG.
When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing my first novel six years back but I always knew if nothing I want to write at least one novel in my life. But I can’t stop now. I plan to write many more novels in different genres.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I considered myself a writer when I finished writing the first draft of my debut novel AGONY. I was so happy when the last word came out of my mind.
What inspired you to write your first book?
Dreams and people. They always inspire me.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I’m a planner. When I start a story, I need to have rough idea about the plot and how the final story might look like.
How did you come up with the title?
Well coming up with title is not easy for me. Most of the time I don’t even have title of the story until I finished it. But I always go for the one that sounds good to my ears and does some justification with the story.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Until You Came Along has a strong message that people never change, their perspective does with time as they constantly evolve in their relationships.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
There isn’t a particular author. I guess, I’ve learnt my craft from many different authors in different genres.
What book are you reading now?
The Goddess Within by Ms. Iva Kenaz.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I’ve loved the work of Katrina Marie Hart. Her first novel Finding Destiny was an epic fantasy novel. Besides, I loved My melancholic dairy by Ms. Iva Kenaz.
What are your current projects?
I’m working on my next full length novel The life between us. It’s a supernatural romance novel with some historical elements in it.
What would you like my readers to know?
I hope you enjoy reading Until You Came Along as much as I have enjoyed writing it.