Nalini Warriar

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Literary Fiction. Romance. Family. Love. Passion. Humour.
All this and more, bringing cultures together one book at a time.

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My Newest Book: The Auctioned Princess

Abducted when she was barely seventeen, Niloufer, of royal descent, carries with her a secret with her to the auction block a year later. A virginal princess, her captor has made sure men with deep pockets from all over the world gather for a chance to buy her. Meanwhile, sleeping under the desert stars, James McKinnon, Scottish Cartographer and the Duke of Staffin, wakes up with a strange dream about an exotic beauty still lingering in his mind. At his next stop in a small town, he's surprised to hear about an auction since the town has nothing but camels and sand to offer. Even more shocking is that the auction is about selling women to the highest bidder. The minute he sets eyes on Niloufer, James knows this is meant to be. For she’s the one he’s been dreaming of.

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Award Winning Originals

My novel, Fireflies in the Night, was a Foreword Reviews Fab Award finalist and won the Next Generation Indie Book Award in 2017. Kirkus Reviews awarded Fireflies in the Night a starred review and named it Best Books of 2016.

I write literary fiction & contemporary romance

About Me

Discover the world of imperfect harmony where love, humour and tragedy reside. Published since 2003, award-winning author Nalini Warriar writes compelling contemporary stories. Her books have won awards, spurring her creativity. She’s still spiraling from completing her first serial fiction for Yonder, The Auctioned Princess. An avid reader, cook and pickleball player, she lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Why I write romance

Romance novels have a central theme: a happily ever after. The book is about how they get there, overcoming obstacles

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Why this story?

Although it has been decades since I left India, cricket still has a place in my heart. So baseball was

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    Angst ridden and sexy

    The love between Julian and Sam keeps you hoping for them to open up and declare their love for each other. I loved the jet setting they both did and love living vicariously through their amazing lives. I look forward to hearing more about their amazing lives.

    Fireflies in the Night by Nalini Warriar - Compelling!


    This coming-of-age story that takes place in India in the mid 20th century, captured my attention from the first page and only got better. It portrayed a family that underwent
    a painful transition from traditional family roles to more independence…

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