Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi Vivah – a gay (m/m) romance novella 

Published December 2018


The festival of Tulsi Vivah ushers in the Hindu wedding season and tears away the love of Kristopher’s life. Three years of passion and tenderness are reduced to a shameful skeleton in the closet as Arjuna submits to the marriage his parents have arranged for him. His family has never even heard Kristopher’s name.

The festival, a ritualistic wedding between the holy basil plant, Tulsi, and her eternal lover, Vishnu, is as much of a play-act as Arjuna’s upcoming nuptials, but he believes the wedding will honor his parents and please Vishnu. So why is his Tulsi plant—whose leaves heal and bless the devout, who is Vishnu’s representative on earth—dying? Arjuna tends to her with all the care of a concerned parent, but it might take more than his devotion to save her. She might need Kris, with his clever green-fingers—and maybe a revived Tulsi can heal two hearts.

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Buy it from Dreamspinner Press: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/tulsi-vivah-by-anna-kaling-10163-b

Amazon US: http://a.co/d/fYMGycg

Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/d/7o4FCjZ 


“Kaling does a beautiful job of balancing Kristopher’s heartbreak with Arjuna’s determination to make his mother happy, while making himself and his bride-to-be totally miserable… I loved the depth of emotion and give “Tulsi Vivah” 5 stars.” – Gay Book Reviews
“Both Kris and Arjuna are marvelous characters which the author imbued with a lot of depth and personality. All in all I truly loved ‘Tulsi Vivah’.” – Rainbow Book Reviews
“I was immediately sucked into Tulsi Vivah and learned quite a bit about a religion and culture I know very little about.” – Boy Meets Boy Reviews

“Beautiful, emotional, and heartfelt.” – Sara Dobie Bauer, romance author

“I really, really enjoyed this story. I haven’t seen all that many M/M books with a Hindu MC out there, so bonus points for an original idea. I hope there’ll be more stories like this to come from this very promising debut author.” – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words