Friday, June 27, 2014

Author Interview + Giveaway (IN Only)- Love Lasts Forever... by Vikrant Khanna

Hi, guys! We have a fun interview and a great giveaway lined up for you today. We have with us author of  Srishti Publihers and Distributors' latest release, Love Lasts Forever..., Vikrant Khanna, who has kindly answered our questions and has generously offered to give away two signed copies of his book to two lucky Indian readers. Before we get onto the main parts of this post, let's take a look at the author and book details. 

So you think your love can last forever…? Get married!
Eighteen year old Ronit falls madly in love with Aisha the moment he meets her at his graduation day from a naval college. He believes he has found his perfect soul mate, and come what may, his love for her will last forever. Seven years later, he gets married to her. Big mistake!
A week later he completely hates her and believes she has turned into a devil.
But his perception about love and life change when he hears the poignant love story of Shekhar, his Captain, on a ship that later gets hijacked by the pirates of Somalia.
As they are left fighting for their lives they confront if love truly can last forever…? But does it get too late?


Vikrant Khanna is a captain in the merchant navy. When he is not busy working or penning down his ideas, he likes to capture the beauty of nature on his camera. He was brought up in Delhi and studied at Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar. His first book "When life tricked me", published in 2011 is anational bestseller and has been widely appreciated by young readers. His interests apart from writing include playing the guitar, composing songs and cooking. A complete arts afficionado, we would say...




Hi Vikrant! Welcome to The Readdicts. We are glad to have you on our blog today and we hope you have a fun time answering our questions. Let’s get to it!

1)  Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a Captain in merchant navy, been sailing for the past decade. I love a great story be it in the form of a book, a movie, or theatre.

2)  Tell us about your book, Love Lasts Forever.

Love lasts forever is a story of youth, of falling in love, then falling out of love and taking your love for granted when you are blessed with it, and finally when put in a difficult spot in life realizing how much that love means to you. In this case the protagonist is stuck with the pirates of Somalia.

3)  Do you believe that love lasts forever? What’s the inspiration behind the book title?

Absolutely, love can lasts forever. The title basically reflects the theme of the book, and I believe it is also catchy.

4)  Are any of the characters in your book inspired by someone you know or are they complete results of your imagination?

My characters are all fictional, and a complete work of my imagination. I like to be very thorough with my characters and I think a lot about them before beginning to write.

5)  Tell us why readers should pick up your book.

Apart from being a love story it is also a thriller. The book highlights the true hardship sailors have to go through under the captivity of pirates. The story is different and unique but at its heart it’s a true love story.

6)  How important are book events and book launches for you?

If the idea is to make people aware of a book, they are good. They shouldn’t try too hard to push sales.

7)  Give us glimpse into any normal day of your life.

It’s a pretty normal routine like everyone else the highlight of the day being a regular two hour shift that I try spending everyday for writing.

8)  What are the three things you’d like to have with you on a deserted island?

I’d like to have a tub of cold beers, a mystery novel, and my phone with a net connection.

9)  If you were granted a wish by means of which you would be able to spend an entire day with a dead person, particularly a writer, who would you pick and why? What would you like to discuss with them?

Has to be Agatha Christie for writing extraordinary stories in the most ordinary way.

10)  What is next in store for you? Do you plan on writing more?

I’m writing a YA paranormal romance.

Thank you so much, Vikrant. It was great to have you here with us today and we wish you lots of love (that last forever), happiness and success in life.


As I told you before, the author has offered to give away two signed copies of the book. 

Giveaway rules are simple- 
*The giveaway is open for India residents only.
*Enter by filling the Rafflecopter form below.
*Once winners are picked, they will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or else we'll be compelled to pick new winners.

That's all there is to it. If the form doesn't load for some or the other reason, go here. May the odds be ever in your favour! 

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I'd like to thank Vikrant for the giveaway and for taking the time out to stop by The Readdicts. And thank you, readers, for stopping by. Happy reading! 


  1. Okay... now I'm curious about where this story goes and how it's going to end...
    Cool interview! Thanks for the giveaway ^_^

    Aparna | Doodles, doodles everywhere

  2. Wow something new to read on Navy, also today's generation suffering from love at first sight and then jut magni and fat divorce. Hopefully this novel will provide some affirmative message to this generation.

  3. First the Navy and then a YA Paranormal Romance ?! That's so cool! Thanks for the giveaway :D

  4. Love cum thriller story. I'm sure it's going to be an interesting read. Congratulations and Best Wishes Vikrant for this as well as many more books waiting to leave your desk.

  5. Well, Aye Captain! I haven't heard of this book but it sounds really interesting and I love the title too. I hope that whoever wins the book will enjoy it. Great post! :)

  6. Hey!!! Wow pirates of Somalia with a love story sounds awesome :D


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