Press and Praise

Press:

•May 20, 2012. Scandalous Women Radio: The Scandalous Women of Bollywood.

•December 24, 2012. USA Today: Happy Ever After: "Hooray for Bollywood."

•January 23, 2014. The Toast: "A Conversation About Asian-American Erotic Fiction."

•February 13, 2014. Bitch Media: "Three Authors Discuss Their Favorite Romance Novels Featuring People of Color."

•May 29, 2014. USA Today: Happy Ever After: "Suleikha Snyder opens up about diversity in romance characters."

•July 25, 2014. She Knows: "Classic Disney fairy tales are being rewritten as erotic literature" by Rachel Kramer Bussel.

•March 2015. RWR/Romance Writers Report: "Diversity in Romance" by Sylvie Fox and Beth Yarnall.

•May 2015. RWR/Romance Writers Report: "Speaking Out" by Courtney Milan.

•October 31, 2016. NPR: "Three Romances to Light Up Your Diwali" by Sonali Dev.

•April 13, 2018. The Teal Mango: "Author Suleikha Snyder Dishes on her new Romance Novel, Diversity, and why we all Deserve Orgasms" by Lakshmi Gandhi.

•April 22, 2018. The Times of India: "Mary to Mili: Love Lit Now Has Desi Colour" by Ketaki Desai.

•September 18, 2018. Journeys of Romance podcast with host Jess Michaels, episode 6.


Praise...


..for Seared:

"Not only is the drama behind Lachlan and Naya’s separation compelling, but their connection is stunning." -- Kristen Donnelly, All About Romance

"Hotter and more playful than her Bollywood romances, this book walks right up to the comfort line, stops long enough to wink at you, then sashays boldly forward into WTF territory." -- Olivia Waite, The Seattle Review of Books 

"Seared is scorching hot and wicked good fun. The chemistry between Naya and Lachlan is off-the-charts. It's the kinky romance I've been waiting for. If you can stand the heat, buy this book right now!" --Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author of the Original Sinners series

 ...for the Bollywood Confidential series:

"Read Spice and Smoke for a culture change and wonder if it could be happening in a film set near you..." -- Fresh Fiction

"Bollywood + angst + humor + HEA + great writing = I want MORE." -- Kelly, Insta-Love

"The dialogue feels real. So do the characters who have flaws and/or vulnerabilities...I also loved the moviemaking milieu and the fact that Spice and Smoke dared to be different." -- Janine, Dear Author

"An evocative fairy tale full of deep passion, dark secrets and redemptive love ... the emotions that fill every page of [Bollywood and the Beast] are very real and deeply moving." - Bridget Keown, RT Book Reviews

"Bollywood is the perfect setting for a romance with its glamour and emphasis on appearances, as demonstrated by Suleikha Snyder's Bollywood and the Beast...the whole story takes on a magical feel, one that allows anything to happen." -- Julia Broadbooks, Heroes and Heartbreakers

"As you may have guessed from the title, Bollywood and the Beast is a Beauty and the Beast story set in Bollywood-but it's so much more than that. It's a book about a bi-racial heroine not feeling accepted by any cultural identity, and it has a delicious May/December m/m romance on the side. It's all the things, you guys." - A-,  Elyse, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

 ...for anthologies and stand-alone novellas:

"Opening Act probably has the most stubborn hero I have read in a long time; he's also probably the sweetest. The world that Snyder created for her lovers is filled with laugh out loud humor and poignant emotional connections...Opening Act is a funny, sexy read until the curtain closes." - Nicole Leapheart, Heroes and Heartbreakers

"A Taste of Blessings has hot romantic tension going on in the midst of a religious Hindu festival. I loved this story for all the cultural details woven seamlessly into the fabric of the Indian Bengali American society in the Midwest." A-, Desert Isle Keeper review, Keira Soleore, All About Romance

"Suleikha Snyder is one of the best short-story writers in romance, and [Dil or No Dil] is an exhibition of how to do it...Smart, well written, not a dud in the collection. A very big recommendation." - K.J. Charles

"Everything leading up to the end [of Tikka Chance on Me] is a blend of 'Oh man this is a steamy scene' and 'Oh man how the hell are they going to make this work?' It’s terrific that Snyder can pack so much into a novella." - Amy Dittmeier, Love in Panels

"Suleikha Snyder's Tikka Chance on Me worked for me on pretty much every level...Snyder has experience writing short stories and novellas previously so I fully expected that she was up to the task of writing. But I wasn't prepared for it to be quite as funny as it was. " Five-star Royal Pick, Melinda, TBQ's Book Palace

"With her new novella Tikka Chance on Me, Suleikha Snyder proves that you don’t need a full-length tale to tell an emotionally involving, out-of-this-world sexy love story...Snyder offers up an incendiary romance, so flaming-hot it might just burn you." B+, Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly