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About Shabana Mukhtar
Shabana Mukhtar is a software professional. She can’t sleep much and therefore has a lot of time to obsess over things. She keeps herself busy in various do-it-yourself activities and binge-watching dramas. She likes to blog, read, write and eat. Her writing ranges from short stories to novels, from satire to sweet contemporary romances.
She lives in Pune, India.
She can be reached through any of the following mediums.
Titles By Shabana Mukhtar
Fatima is the heiress of one of the biggest electronics firms of the country. Zaviyar is a manager at her firm.
But she had lost her heart to his charms two years ago. Now, they work together, making it nearly impossible for her to confess her love.
Will he fall for her? Would she fight his charm? Find out in this tale of teen love, a tale that forces Fatima to transforms herself from a spoilt brat to a lady of steel nerves, a tale of sweet and cute couple in love.
Crazily Yours Forever is an enemy to lover contract marriage romance novella with a promised happily ever after. This is the second book in Happily Ever After series.
For all the helplessly romantic souls who adore accidental love, Happily Ever After series is a series of standalone romance short stories and novellas, perfect for less-than-an-hour read.
Disclaimer: This story is squeaky clean and does not contain any profanity or sexual content.
Moyeez and Fara are as different as can be.
He likes quiet, she likes noise.
He’s reserved and mature, she’s impetuous and hasty.
He loves to code, she hates coding.
It doesn’t help that their elders have tied them in the sacred bond of nikaah…
They say that the two words of nikaah – ijaab and qubool transform a person from within, and make the bride and groom fall in love with each other.
Fara and Moyeez and can’t stand each other. Would they be able to tolerate each other? Would they succumb to the magic of nikaah? Would they fall in love or grow apart?
Find out in this sweet and clean romance novella.
I’ve hated my classmate Ria Sharma for almost two whole years of junior high, and that feeling is never conveyed until Ria and I are stuck in the Physics Laboratory.
And then, things change...
Get a boyfriend before 21
So far, the chances of me having a boyfriend are slim. So, I choose to go out with my best friend and neighbour even though we have zero chemistry.
What a mistake it has been!
And the older brother of my best friend offers to help me.
Is he genuinely interested in helping me out? Or is he just trying to pull a prank?
I’m so confused!
“A Boyfriend Before 21? Check!” is a new-adult sweet and clean short romantic comedy about a girl trying to fall in love.
I’ve had a crush on my classmate for two whole years of junior high, but that feeling is never reciprocated until I ran into him at a book shop.
And then, things change...
“So, is that how you study?” Zarveen points at me. I look at him as if he is speaking Greek and Latin. Whatever the hell does he mean?
He points at my forehead and smiles again. His eyes twinkle and he bits his lips as if he is just aching to burst into roaring laughter.
I touch my forehead and feel a sticky note. I pull it out and look at it.
Oh, the horror!
I was so tired of the length of the last chapter, the human reproduction system, that I had stuck the post-it note to my forehead. I was practising the diagrams. The post-it note has a dorsal view of the said female reproductive organ—the vagina, which extends into the cervix and up into the Fallopian tubes and ends in the outer wall of the uterus. The fallopian tubes connect to the uterus, with cilia shaking that helps push eggs toward this area through the funnel form of opening called an ostium. It is quite impressive, really, that I recall everything that I had studied.
But that’s not the problem here.
“Oh, this...” I say, hoping that he doesn’t see my face flaming with embarrassment. “I was just getting some studying in.”
He smiles at me again and looks down at his shoes. He is trying to not laugh. That’s adorable. I look at the note again. The diagram was drawn perfectly with neat labels.
The sticky note has a pencil sketch of one of the most complex diagrams we have studied in zoology so far, the anatomical one. The dorsal view of the female reproductive organ is drawn perfectly, with neat labels.
Fallopian tubes, Endometrium, uterus, ovaries, vulva, cervix and vagina. For reason unbeknownst to me, I had chosen to make the last word all caps and doodle around the word as if I were a compulsive child doodling in class I had circled the word ‘Vagina’ and decorated it with little hearts and flowers...
He must think that I’m obsessed with a vagina... The best day of my life is quickly turning out to be the worst day of my life.
I want to drop my head into my hands and groan out loud. I’m so stupid!
Instead, I quickly shove the post-it note in my dress’s pocket.
“Ahem...” I clear my throat for no reason. “Should I bring you some water?”
“Oh, no thanks...” he says, shuffling his feet.
“Do you need anything?” I ask. “Oh, I mean, other than water. “Juice? Tea? Coffee?” I laugh awkwardly. I know... I’m rambling, but that’s the only reaction to my embarrassment. You can counter embarrassment with more embarrassment, right?
This is a light and breezy, sweet and clean romance short story. If you like it, I might expand it into a novel.
But then time, tide, and love wait for none. While Affan wasn’t ready to take his relationship with Noor to the next level, someone else was.
Would Affan realize his true feelings for Noor?
Would he let go of his inhibitions and choose true love?
Would the new changes force Affan to change his mind?
A romantic short story that can be read over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever is your preferred beverage.
Anaa Singhal and Mihir Ruia run into each other at a chocolate-making class. They were once friends, and neighbours and fiancés. Until he went to the UK for better job opportunities and better living standards.
Will they be able to tolerate each other for the class?
Will Anaa forgive Mihir for walking out of their engagement?
Will Mihir realize his mistakes? Will he admit his changed feelings for his fiancé?
Will they be able to fight the tension between them?
“Once Upon a Blind Date” is a clean and wholesome romance short story.
3. Objects of Desire
Moomal Khan is a data scientist from Bhopal. She holds a job profile that was regarded highly and paid handsomely. But she is forced to leave her job and run away.
Ahad Siddiqui is from Cochin. He is handsome, highly regarded in business circles as a self-made invincible billionaire entrepreneur. But he is forced to get hitched. When his friend suggests hiring a fake girlfriend, he hates the idea but cannot seem to rid of it.
Their paths cross as they wait for their flight to Cochin. He is desperate to get his mother off his case. He tries to woo her, and she tries to shoo him away.
“Once Upon a Contract” is a sweet and saucy romantic comedy based on a contract marriage romance trope. ***
Book 1 – Once Upon a Crush – Hiba & Ubaid
Book 2 – Once Upon a Stalker – Zoya & Onir
Book 3 – Once Upon a Contract – Moomal & Ahad
A stalker who refuses to reveal his identity, a crush who refuses to take me seriously, a friend-slash-mentor who doesn't talk about anything except work...
Zoya is confused. She is getting older, nearing the 'unmarriageable' age. It doesn't not help that she sort of likes someone, and someone sort of likes her.
And, then, the pandemic strikes, making it all the more complex.
Onit is confuse. Her mother wants him to marry and he is waiting for the right time to propose to the girl he loved since he was a young boy.
And, then, the pandemic strikes, making it all the more complex.
A contemporary love triangle short story - Zoya, Onir and Time.
"Once Upon a Mentor" is second in my “Once Upon a Time” series – a series of is a series of standalone, clean and wholesome, sweet and fuzzy romantic stories with people from one story popping up in another as a guest appearance of sorts.
The stories can be read in any order. I do not dig cliff hangers nor can I write one. For better experience, read them in order, will you?
An initiative to help the environment turned his life into a misery
This is the fifth book in Being Indian short story series. The series has stand alone short stories.
You can read the same i n English - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07L7T5HDQ/
Bold and beautiful, feisty and fiercely competitive; Hiba Sayyed is all set to join VIT, Pune as first-semester Computer Science MTech student.
Tall and dark, handsome and rich; Ubaid Sayyed is all set to join at Informatica, Pune as a Human Resources executive. He has an inherent giving nature, especially when it comes to the fairer gender.
Seemingly strangers, the two bumps into each other at the railway station as they both flee from their families for a free and independent life.
Circumstances force them to be roommates and thus begins a funny and sweet love story.
Marriage of Convenience trope meets Old Crush in Once Upon a Crush—a clean and wholesome, standalone romance novella with a promised happy ending.