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Wild Wishes excerpt + preorder sale 25% off
October is coming up, and I've got all the fall vibes for you!
Hello from a frazzled author promoting TWO book releases in October! The second installment in the Sejal Sinha chapter book series, Sejal Sinha Swims with Sea Dragons releases October 10th and my next YA novel Wild Wishes and Windswept Kisses releases October 17th. Lucky for you, there’s a preorder sale going on at Barnes & Noble!
Sept 6th-Sept 8th only: use code preorder25 at Barnes & Noble to save 25% on either of my upcoming releases! (You do have to be a Barnes and Noble Rewards member, but it’s free to sign up!)
Click to preorder: Wild Wishes and Windswept Kisses
Click to preorder: Sejal Sinha Swims with Sea Dragons
Bonus: if you preorder Wild Wishes and Windswept Kisses, don’t forget to fill out my preorder swag form to receive a free gorgeous art print!
However, if you want a signed & personalized book + some other extras, please order from Queen Anne Book Company instead. (Art print for WWWK included also, no need to fill out the swag form.) All details at mayaprasad.com.
Praise and Accolades for Wild Wishes
Here’s what people are saying about Wild Wishes and Windswept Kisses:
"One thrilling, disastrous, romantic day . . . Come for the cozy Pacific Northwest vibes and the gorgeous prose, stay for the most important love story of all—the one between these four remarkable sisters.”—Jake Maia Arlow, Stonewall Honor winner and author of How to Excavate a Heart
"With expressive prose that ignites the senses, Prasad whips up the perfect whirlwind of romance, heartbreak, and healing. The end result is a warm, lovingly crafted tale that proves sometimes the best way to weather a storm is through the unshakable bonds of family—and sisterhood."
—Brian D. Kennedy, author of A Little Bit Country
"Heartfelt and charming! Prasad’s lyrical prose breathes life and joy into the stories of the Singh sisters as they fall in and out of love, while always staying true to themselves and each other. This swoony slice-of-life romance melted my heart."
—Leslie Vedder, bestselling author of The Bone Spindle trilogy
"The Singh sisters are our modern-day Little Women . . . an utterly charming series to curl up with over a long weekend."
—Susan Azim Boyer, author of Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win and The Search for Us"
Wild Wishes and Windswept Kisses Excerpt
Disclaimer: read this in your email. Because AI bots are now plagiarizing authors’ work, I won’t be leaving excerpts up on Substack for very long, maybe just a few days.
But I’m excited to share with you just a tidbit of Wild Wishes and Windswept Kisses, from Rani’s POV. For a bit context, after landing the perfect boyfriend, Rani has decided to share her extensive knowledge of love with the world by creating a short film for a special youth film contest. She’s on the ferry on her way to Friday Harbor (yep, there’s tons of San Juan islands love in this book), and who should she run into but the new guy at school—the one she can’t stand. Is rivals-to-?? your thing?
Praise for Sejal Sinha Battles Superstorms
Finally, lest you think I’m not catering to my chapter book fans enough, here are some cool accolades we’ve been getting for the first book in the Sejal Sinha series:
Amazon Best Children's Books of 2023 So Far
Amazon Editor's Pick
Indigo May Staff Pick
The Reading Bug Book Box Pick
Red Balloon Bookshop Staff Pick
"Crackles with intelligence and perseverance... a well-plotted, entertaining story about science, tradition, creative thinking, and growing up." —Kirkus
"Sejal’s delightfully curious and determined first-person narration charts the course…The future looks sunny for this fun and informative STEM chapter-book series opener." —Booklist
That’s all for now - happy fall!!