Year of the Chick

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Overview

An awkward family homecoming at Christmas.

A humiliating public weigh-in, with two judging parents as the audience.

The announcement of a deadline for arranged marriage doom.

And that's just the first two chapters.

In "Year of the Chick," Romi Narindra must find love ...

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Overview

An awkward family homecoming at Christmas.

A humiliating public weigh-in, with two judging parents as the audience.

The announcement of a deadline for arranged marriage doom.

And that's just the first two chapters.

In "Year of the Chick," Romi Narindra must find love before her parents find her a husband.

But this is North America, not Calcutta! Who lets their parents choose their husbands?

Easy to say, less easy to live through, as this book takes you deep inside "awkward Indian living in the West."

To escape imminent doom, Romi wades through the waters of secret-dating, where self-consciousness is at an all-time high, and experience at an all-time low. It's the sort of thing that would turn anyone into a man-crazy freak with romance tunnel-vision, and that's exactly what happens to her.

All the while, a lack of inspiration in her corporate job leads Romi to her love of writing, in what quickly becomes a man-quest play-by-play on her blog.

From whiskey-breath scum bags to uni-brow creeps and everything in between, Romi and her wingmen come up empty time after time.

And that's she meets a fellow writer.

On the Internet.

So will it be arranged marriage doom, or an Internet affair that's not as creepy as "To Catch a Predator"?

Time will tell in the "year of the chick," a twelve-month quest to find love.

Tick-tock.

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"Year of the Chick" is a light-hearted tale of fiction, inspired by a blog the author wrote in 2008. This story is book one of a series with book two due out on June 7th!

Length: 74,000 words or 288 pages

DISCLAIMER: this book contains profanities, blunt accounts of the dating scene, and many awkward family moments. Enjoy!!!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466492066
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Everything you've ever wanted to know can be found on my Facebook Author Page, which can be searched by my first and last name.

If you go to my Facebook Author page and DON'T find everything you ever wanted to know, then I'm a filthy liar, so at least you found out that.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Fun and Funny

    Loved it! I couldn't put it down. Romi was so relatable! I caught myself reading excerpts to my hubby after he caught me laughing outloud. The voice of the book was so fun too! Overall an easy, fun, and light read.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Great "everyday" life story.

    This book is relatable. The struggle of trying to find true love. And even at 50, I can so relate to the struggles of NOT being treated like an adult by my mother.
    This book reminds me of the writing style of Jill Mansell.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Modern day Indian Culture

    Cute read that was easy to relate to. The main character has very traditional Indian parents that anyone with overbearing parents even in adulthood could relate to. Fun read!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    Very funny! I loved the story, and can't wait for the next few b

    Very funny! I loved the story, and can't wait for the next few books!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Fast and funny read

    I loved the book....very cute and funny. Can not wait for books 2 and 3

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    590 pages

    This free book is romance. It is 596 pages, but only 560 are story. The rest is the usual nonessential information and an excerpt of book 2. There are 3 books in this series. It is about a family of ( India) Indians living in Canada. It was very funny at times and a bit different than most romances. There is a lot of adult subject matter. The editing was very good. The cursing in this novel is horrendous. The heroine can not open her mouth, without something nasty coming out of it. If she is not cursing, she is saying or thinking something about sex. Her attitude and langauge makes her seem unappealing and sluty. The book does not have an actual conclusion. Book 2 costs $4.99. I did not check on 3. Both sequels are available for purchase. Chick lit, for adults.

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    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Anon

    So bad could not finish reading.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Another fun read by Romi Moondi. As much as I enjoyed it, it wa

    Another fun read by Romi Moondi. As much as I enjoyed it, it was a little depressing realizing how strict the traditional Indian parents may be. And the arranged marriage in this day and time is so absurd. Will definitely read the next book to see what Romi gets into next!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    Humorous and Fun Quick Read

    Romi is on a mission to find true love in a year, before her traditional Indian parents find her a husband. This humorous and fun to read book focuses on Romi's relationship with her parents and that makes for some funny and more than likely relatable moments. With the help of her co-workers and friends, Romi pursues finding true love and her adventures throughout the year make a light and enjoyable quick read.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Perfection

    The perfect mix of humor, romance, and plot. Can't wait for the next one!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    FUNNY!

    Cannot wait to see what Romi get into next.....

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Sorry, not my style.

    Could not keep reading. It's the first book of 3.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

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    THIS WAS A FUN BOOK. IT REMINDED ME A BIT OF LUCY KEVIN. LOTS

    THIS WAS A FUN BOOK. IT REMINDED ME A BIT OF LUCY KEVIN. LOTS OF LAUGHS. YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Loved it!

    Funny and very well written

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    cute read

    Leaves you wanting more

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    No, Thanks.

    I couldn't get past the foul language.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Year of the chick

    Not a book that i would have normally picked but it was free when i looked at the "FREE" books. So i read it and have since bought the prequille and the book that fallows . Laura kinda reminded me of you in SOME ways!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Full of Angst

    First of all, I didn't care for the main character. I thought she needed medication and a good shrink. She was obsessive and a little depressing. However, there were a few situations that were familiar. It is easy to lose yourself when you spend your life living up to someone else's expectations. And I remember after a particularly ugly divorce, going to internet dating. It was nice to have someone listening to me--seeming to care but I realized that it's an abstract world that can't seem to exist in reality. I appreciate that Romi was trying to re-invent herself but the journey was too laborious. I began to think the book would never end-- and I stopped caring how it ended. It was exhausting--like going out with a drunk girl friend who wants to talk--in excruciating detail--about her marathon of bad relationships. It was kind of like a self help book gone bad. I wouldn't recommend it but then I'm not a big fan of self flagellation either. To each his own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    Give it a pass

    Too much yammering. Lost interest and couldn't finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Stupid

    Didn't get very far into this. Boring and dumb,

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