Blood Sweat and Tears is a novel guaranteed to appeal to romance readers, irrespective of their age or the generation or era they belong to. It is the story of Zaria, a child born to an Indian father and a Russian mother. After enjoying a pampered childhood in Madras, she, along with her mother, is tragically tossed by the vagaries of fate to a faraway Russia to Moscow, where survival is a struggle amidst poverty and heartache. Her ballet classes are the only light in this dark tunnel for young Zaria and as she grows older, ballet becomes her prime passion and the intense ambition of being a successful ballerina her prime focus of life. But amidst the brutally competitive dance world, will she make it? And if she does, will she survive the complex challenges? And most importantly, find the love she yearns for one she had put on hold and placed second, along the way? Read on to find out about Zaria’s life with all its ups and downs.