Bronze winner, 2015 Readers Favorite
Finalist, Indie Excellence Awards
Finalist, 9th IAN Book of the Year Awards
"Laxmi's stories grab you from the very first line and don't let go ★★★★★ " - Rebecca Hamilton, New York Times, USA Today and WSJ bestselling author
"Laxmi can write! Great detail and high emotions. ★★★★★ " - Dii, Amazon Top 500 reviewer
"... presents so much more than a singular, easy path.★★★★★ " - Midwest Book Reviews
"I absolutely love the beautifully evocative descriptions... One hell of a read." - Readers' Favorite
"... a white-knuckle ride through a disintegrating Bombay." - Fran Pickering, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winning author.
"... forges new paths in its setting and context."- Charmaine Savage, Reviewer, NetGalley
"An excellent job of portraying the city-as-a-mother, leaving the hero(ine) to grapple with the dilemma of choice." - Jormund Elver
From the Author
Ruby Iyer is the key to the Many Lives series. Growing up in Bombay I was weighed down by the expectations of traditional Indian society. Yet, I wanted to be economically independent. So, daily I would leave the relative safety of home, knowing that my commute to work was going to be nightmarish.
It's just how public transport still is in this city. When you get on a bus you know that the man standing behind is going to brush against you. When you walk through a crowded local train platform, you accept that you are probably going to be felt up. Every time this happened to me, I would get very angry.
But, I would deal with it and get on, because if I raised my voice or did something about it, the results would not bode well. So, a few years ago when a young photojournalist was raped in the center of Bombay in broad daylight, I was furious.
It was as if nothing had changed in all the years I'd been away.
Then, I had a vision of this young girl who would not back down anymore; who would stand up for herself regardless of the consequences. Who would follow her heart ... Thus Ruby Iyer was born.
With Ruby came the dystopian Bombay setting where many of the MANY LIVES stories are set.
In fact, every single word I have written since 2009 has fit within the Many Lives Universe. These characters and their love stories have been knocking about in my head since my own growing years in Bombay. I hope they entertain you too :)
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The Many Lives Universe
In a world full of shifters, vampires and immortals, the Many Lives Series begins in present-day Bombay right before a catastrophic natural disaster destroys much of the city. Embark upon a perilous and epic journey as Ruby Iyer and Vikram Roy uncover the secrets of the city--and the demons of their past.
The Many Lives Series is an epic paranormal romance series that traces the love stories of one woman's illegitimate descendants--all united by the power of her infamous sword.
Order of reading
Feral (Maya and Luke's story)
Taken (Jai and Ariana's story)
Redemption (Mikhail and Leana's story)
Broken (Kris and Tara's story)
Awakened (Ruby and Vik's story)
Chosen (Vik's origin story)
Origins (Ruby's origin story)
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