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Shaila Patel

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As an unabashed lover of all things happily ever after, Shaila's younger self would finish reading Cinderella and fling her copy across the room because it didn't mention what happened next. Now she writes from her home in the Carolinas and dreams up all sorts of stories with epilogues.

Her #ownvoices debut novel, Soulmated, won first place in the YA category of the 2015 Chanticleer Book Reviews Paranormal Awards. Fighting Fate, Book 2 in the series, releases April 2018.

A member of the Romance Writers of America, Shaila is a pharmacist by training, a medical office manager by day, and a writer by night. She enjoys traveling, craft beer, and teas, and loves reading books—especially in cozy window seats. You might find her sneaking in a few pa

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Shaila Patel I originally had four planned, but I'm restructuring the third right now to keep it from slipping into a fourth! At the end of the series, I'm…moreI originally had four planned, but I'm restructuring the third right now to keep it from slipping into a fourth! At the end of the series, I'm planning on writing a historical novella that tells the story of the very first soulmated empath couple from 4500 years ago and how those events influenced Lucky and Liam's present. :)

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Soulmated Fighting Fate
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Soulmated by Shaila Patel
"Wow! I need to gasp for air, give me a second!
This was one adventurous and magical read, that's for sure.
I loved its fast pace, the action, the character constellations and mixture of different unfamiliar cultures.
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Fighting Fate by Shaila Patel

A highly engrossing, emotionally charged second book in the “Soulmated” series, “Fighting Fate” picks right up from the previous book and moves forward with a bang.

Read full review in the 2018 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.

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Soulmated by Shaila Patel
"I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book at first. I was reading it as part of an online group read. In the end I was so glad that this book and this author were recommended to me. I didn't want to put it down until it was finished an..." Read more of this review »
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I thought this book was well researched, I learned things of the Indian culture and found that fascinating, but I got confused at the beginning and kept having to re-read certain pages again to get my head around the empath council and el..." Read more of this review »
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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
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Such a great premise! I absolutely loved the complexity of the characters and the plot, and how everything tied up at the end. Even the "villain" was fantastically written!
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What took me so long to read this?????!!!!??? Such beautiful writing, and the narrator was amazing!
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