Neha Yazmin

Biography

Neha Yazmin graduated from University College London (UCL) with a degree in Psychology and now lives in London with her husband and baby son. She writes both contemporary romance and paranormal urban fantasy romance. She is currently working on a number of projects.

Smashwords Interview

What was the main inspiration behind your debut self-published novel Chasing Pavements?
Usually, it takes a combination of different factors and experiences to inspire a whole novel. I take inspiration from good books, films, music, and of course anything interesting I know. I also draw on my knowledge of Psychology.

You do need one or two triggers to start writing though. For Chasing Pavements, it was this bizarre vision I woke up with on the morning of August 1, 2010. I opened my eyes with Jamie in my head. I could see him so clearly - his hair, his eyes, his demeanour. As though he was a very good friend, I just knew him - his pain, his apathy, his past, his present. What I didn’t know was his future.

But I wanted to find out.

I spent the rest of the day thinking about him, his life, his family, and music. Christmas 2009 with Jamie and his family was the first scene that came to me that day.

Music had a critical part to play in it too. That summer, I had been obsessed with Muse’s single Neutron Star Collision and I knew that song represented Jamie (and Mukti) when he first came into my life. A fading star, losing his way.

The other song that had grabbed me was Marcus Foster’s I Was Broken (the lyrics speak of no longer being broken). That was the song I wanted to represent Jamie (and Mukti) at the end of the book. All year, I had been fascinated by the idea of two fading stars, coming together and then emerging brighter as one, and somehow this concept inspired the storyline.
How did you start Chasing Pavements?
The first scene I envisioned was Christmas 2009. It played in my head like a film - I didn’t dictate much of the action, it just rolled like a movie in my mind. Astonishingly, I didn’t write that scene until the very end!

What I started with was the first encounter between Jamie and Mukti. I had become very interested in the needle sculpture after seeing it for the first time that year and I wanted them to meet there. As I wrote that scene, ideas for their next meeting came to me and I wrote that. And then the next meeting, then the next…

Once I filled in the gaps between those scenes, I went back and wrote the beginning. Strangely enough, the Christmas 2009 section in the final version of the book is very similar to the daydream I had on August 1, 2010.
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Where to find Neha Yazmin online


Series

Witch's Blood
The follow-on series to the Poison Blood Series.
Love & Alternatives
A contemporary romance series set in London.
Poison Blood
Exciting urban fantasy series, with vampires, slayers, witches, and a heart-pounding finale.
Soulmates Saga
Epic contemporary romance series, taking you to London and New York, with characters that feel so real, you’ll forget they’re fictional.

Every Little Piece of Me

Price: $3.99 USD.

Every Little Piece of Us

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Witch's Blood, Book 1: Bloodless
Series: Witch's Blood. Price: Free! Words: 43,640. Language: British English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
MISSING WITCH. MISSING BLOOD. "What's a powerful witch like me to do when she's been made redundant? Settle down for the quiet life? As if! I love being a witch, using magic to save the day. It's what I was born to do. My destiny.
Witch's Blood, Book 2: Bloodshed
Series: Witch's Blood. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,090. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
MAGIC. MURDER. MYSTERY. "A dead witch, killed in an unfathomable way. The disappearance of the person that would've been the police's prime suspect in this investigation. A person that – god help me – I trust. And fancy like mad. Who haunts my dreams and burns me with his touch. The almost certainty of more killings. And my psychic powers have deserted me. I'm in trouble. Big trouble."
If I Say Yes (Love & Alternatives #1)
Series: Love & Alternatives. Price: Free! Words: 127,860. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(3.00 from 1 review)
You know the story where the girl-next-door-type is getting married to a jerk – and she's only marrying him because she's given up on finding Mr. Right – only for the man of her dreams to walk into her life days before the wedding? This is not that story. My story does however, include a man I'm going to marry and a man that... You'll find out soon enough...
Poison Blood, Book 3: Prophecy
Series: Poison Blood. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,240. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Here's what I know: I'm Ellie. I'm the last vampire Slayer. I'm also a redundant Poison Blood. My body no longer runs with blood that can poison vampires to death. Because I'm a vampire now. The world's most powerful immortal, Christian, turned me. My salvation or my destruction is but a leap away. I'll either fulfil my destiny, change the world as I know it, or die and bring about Apocalypse
Poison Blood, Book 4: Apocalypse
Series: Poison Blood. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,910. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Ellie has a mission. But she doesn't know where to start. Who to trust. Everyone's kept secrets from her, but they all seem to find out about hers. All she knows for sure is that she is the key to steering the world into a new era. When faced with the ultimate betrayal, Ellie must rely on the very person that had steered her away from her rightful path. The question is, is it too late?
Every Little Piece of Us
Series: Soulmates Saga, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 183,370. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Jamie and Jonny are madly in love with Mukti. Mukti loves them both but she has chosen to be with Jonny, despite believing that Jamie is her soulmate. As the past collides with the present, who will Mukti choose forever - her saviour Jonny or her soulmate Jamie? This is the epic third installment in the Soulmates Saga, which sees Mukti and her loves facing the toughest tests yet.
Every Little Piece of Me
Series: Soulmates Saga, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,120. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
(5.00 from 1 review)
After a tumultuous year, star-crossed lovers Mukti and Jamie are starting a new life together in New York. Mukti has found her calling in life and Jamie's music career is taking off. But as all this brings new obligations and responsibilities, their love is once again put to the test. This sequel unravels even more secrets and lies which threaten to split them apart forever.
Poison Blood, Book 2: Absolution
Series: Poison Blood. Price: Free! Words: 33,130. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
"I don't know what being in love is like for humans. It never happened to me, not really. I only thought it did. Thought it for a long time." As a senior official at The System, Christian routinely works on secret missions. When he uncovers a project kept secret from him, he investigates. Why was he kept in the dark about this vampire The System is after? Does it have anything to do with Ellie?
Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation
Series: Poison Blood. Price: Free! Words: 29,430. Language: British English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
"I don't know what blood tastes like to a human. I'd never even licked a tiny drop of it from a pricked finger, let alone suck on a bleeding cut. The shedding of blood, my own, or anyone else's, always made me scream or panic in fear and revulsion. Now it's my only food source." Ellie is not a typical teen vampire. She still has her humanity and conscience. And the same distaste for blood.
Every Little Piece of You
Series: Soulmates Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 135,890. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Singer/songwriter Jamie York is suffering from writer's block. Until he meets Mukti. Suddenly his creativity blossoms and he feels torn - he has to keep seeing her, but can he bare his tortured soul to her? But Mukti has her own secrets and is just as troubled as he is. Can Jamie and Mukti help each other come to terms with their pasts and move forward together, or do some ghosts haunt us forever?

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Smashwords book reviews by Neha Yazmin

  • Compel (Rae Wilder #2) on March 11, 2012

    This is probably my favourite out the first three novels. With so many supernatural creatures, we really were spoiled!
  • Glamour (Rae Wilder #1) on March 11, 2012

    From the very first chapter, this book had me hooked! And after the introduction of the vampire I knew there was no turning back - I was going to read the entire series! I would have liked to have spent a bit more time with Rae at Temple, learned more about her day-to-day life as a Disciple before discovering her real identity and destiny.
  • Enchant (Rae Wilder #3) on March 11, 2012

    I can't believe I have to wait for another book to find out how Rae's story ends but at the same time it is nice to have her story extended.
  • Smashwords Style Guide on July 01, 2012

    If you're looking to publish an e-book on Smashwords or Amazon, then this guide is a must-read. I read it all the way through once, just to get my head around it, and by the time I was formatting my book 'Chasing Pavements', I saw that the process was actually a lot simpler than I thought. I couldn't be happier with the 'no-AutoVetter-issues-to-sort-e-mail' after my first upload, something I had been dreading. Thanks Mark!