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Two societies collide: the trendy, upscale, ultra-hip universe of Atlanta and the alluring, bound-by-tradition world of old India!​

Pressured by her challenging mother, Harlow Kennedy, an aspiring jewelry maker, agrees to marry politically ambitious pretty-boy Addison Whitmore. The match will elevate Harlow's non-existent social standing and guarantee financial security for life. The wedding is scheduled to take place as soon as Harlow returns from her BFF's wedding in India.


On the other side of the world, the parents of Tej Mayur, the "it" chef of Atlanta's hottest new Indian restaurant, are fretting about their son's unmarried status. They summon him home.


When Harlow meets Tej on a flight from Atlanta to Delhi, sparks fly. Unfortunately, Tej's nuptials are already being arranged by his privileged East Indian family, and Harlow is not Indian. After touching down at Indira Gandhi International, they flee one another's company--or so they think.


Karma Under Fire transports readers across the globe, and like Mississippi Masala and Crazy Rich Asians, at its core it's a vibrant heartwarming story about two young people's search for love while they navigate the uncertain path between passion and tradition.

An expanded edition of the book was released in December of 2023. Be on the lookout for upcoming book tour dates for 2024 along with a forthcoming feature film adaptation.

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Karma Under Fire

Crisp, engaging prose and quick-paced storytelling will please readers of lively, travel-minded international fiction.... Enormous wealth, extravagant weddings, unyielding tradition, fantastic Indian cuisine—all the boxes for depicting India as an exotic backdrop for romantic adventure get checked. —Publishers Weekly

Readers will find this to be a gratifying and heartwarming story, featuring two characters that they will be likely to find endearing, despite their flaws. Each chapter alternates between the two main players' perspectives as they grapple with their futures; this format results in a delightful and easygoing read that some will find to be reminiscent of Indian romance films. —Kirkus

Love Hudson-Maggio has written a fun, hip and poignant debut novel. Karma Under Fire is a gem—you'll fall in love with Harlow and Tej in a hot Atlanta minute! —Addison Fox, Bestselling author of Rustlers Creek Series

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Favorite Audiobook

Narrated by Shiva Kumar and Toni Ann Johnson, this vibrant, authentic portrayal of Harlow and Tej, along with music, ambient sounds, and real-life atmosphere, create an audiobook that makes you feel as though you're on the journey from Atlanta to India and back again.

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