ABOUT THE BOOK:
Uqasha is a beautiful, intelligent, feisty 22-year-old woman in cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur. She has everything a woman her age wants—a gorgeous boyfriend, designer wardrobe, money in the bank, her own car and the best education that money can buy.
She also has abandonment issue thanks to her parents, who keep sending her away when they are faced with another problem they don’t want to deal with. The latest of these is a man confessing to having sex out of wedlock with her and offering to marry her as a way to atone their sins. Her parents agree and the wedding is set in a week.
Uqasha finds herself unable to escape her fate. Wedded to a man she doesn’t love and yet can’t resist physically, she is caught in a dilemma. She is finding it more and more difficult not to fall in love with Adam.
Uqasha and Adam have secrets from the past threatening to jeopardize their budding love. Haunted by past mistakes and histories, Uqasha has to try to solve one problem after another.
Will she survive? Will she give in completely to Adam? Or will everything end in the ultimate heartbreak?
Five millions readers on Wattpad can’t be wrong. Uqasha is gripping from word one. Currently on limited release in Malaysia, it is the Muslim erotica the world has been waiting for.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Maria Isabella is your typical, introverted girl next door who grows up in a small town in Johore, Malaysia. Born into a musical family, she never set any limits to her imagination, despite her religious beliefs.
She used to play with her dollhouse to express her stories but decided to take a different outlet that would benefit her in the long term. She fell in love with the beauty of language and began exploring her writing skills at twelve. The passion went on a hiatus when she pursued her degree in computer science but quickly resumed after she graduated in 2015.
Uqasha was her first piece after those long years. Pouring her heart and soul into it, Uqasha was first published in her native language through Wattpad. Going against the norm and the clichés of contemporary Malaysian love stories, Maria took up the challenge to push her boundaries and tried erotica. Always having been fascinated by the power of physical attraction between two people, she exploits her curiosity to create her own brand of romance.
To have her first baby translated and brought to the international market is way beyond her wildest dreams. Constantly striving to improve herself, Maria now works as an editor for a Malaysian alternative publisher. She can also be found writing more stories in Wattpad (@xmizabel), uploading pictures of food and cats into Instagram (@xmizabel) and ranting about life on Twitter (@xmizabel).