The New Authors on the Block: Introducing May Debut Roshani Chokshi + Giveaway

Welcome back to fifth month of The New Authors on the Block! I can't believe it has been five months since we launched this debut feature!!! 

This month we are introducing Roshani Chokshi, the debut author of the most anticipated The Star-Touched Queen!

"The Star-Touched Queen transports us to a world unlike our own, rich in mythology and the desire to turn things right for the ones you love, The Star-Touched Queen will have you in its clutches from the first page to the last." - Amber, The Book Bratz

About Roshani: 

Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she's learning a new kind of storytelling. The Star-Touched Queen is her first novel.

Stay connected with Roshani on: Instagram / Twitter / Goodreads

About The Star-Touched Queen

Title: The Star-Touched Queen
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Genre: Mythology, Fantasy
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: April 26th 2016
Hardcover, 352 Pages 

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen? Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire... But Akaran has its own secrets -- thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself. A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-Touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget

Buy The Star-Touched Queen: Amazon / B&N / Book Depository / Indie Bound  

What to expect this month: 

  • May 1st: Introduction of Roshani + Giveaway
  • May 8th: Makeup Look
  • May 15th: Q&A 
  • May 22nd: 10 Facts about The Start-Touched Queen 
  • May 29th: Excerpt


Roshani is giving away a signed copy of The Star-Touched Queen! US Only. 


  1. Just today I read the best review on Goodreads about The Star-Touched Queen. I guarantee I'll be reading it, but to win a copy would light up my day!

  2. The Star-Touched Queen sounds amazing! After reading Roshani's short story on Hanging Gardens (awesome tumblr w/short stories) I couldn't breathe. Her writing is AMAZING.


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