#Goodreads #review #ATwistofFate #Amazon #kindleunlimited #bestseller

Hi everyone,

Today I received a lovely compliment for my historical fiction, A Twist of Fate.

“I was in for a beautiful surprise,” Says Kavita in her review of A Twist of Fate.

Needless to say it made my day. I lovedwriting this book and when you hare from a reader who totally gets the story and its tone, it is a wonderful experience indeed.

By the way, have you read it yet? If not, try it. It’s available for kindle unlimited subscribers or you can download it from the link below, if you enjoy historical fiction or like to read romance with twists and turns.

Thanks for tuning in.

Ciao!

#review #ATwistofFate #historical #fiction

Today I’m sharing a review from blogger, reviewer and editor Inderpreet for historical fiction A Twist of Fate. This is what she has to say about this romantic suspense story set in ancient India.

A well written, pacy romance thriller.
Historical romance with intrigue and spies.
King, thugs, enemies, con men and a plot twisted with love.
Strong heroine, wise, intelligent and a smart woman. The handsome, charming hero is shrouded in mystery that begs to be unraveled.
A book with romance and mystery and a thrilling twist, romance from the unlikeliest of places.
The setting and characterization is well etched.
I want to read the other books in this series.

Thank you, Inderpreet.

Have you picked up A Twist of Fate?

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Ciao!

#excerpt #ASecretTie #fightsceneFriday

Hi everyone,

Today is Friday and so the time for sharing Fight Scene Friday. This space is reserved for authors who’d like to share an excerpt which is a verbal fight scene between their characters, preferably in romance. Send me your excerpts and I’ll post them here on my blog.

So here’s my contribution.

Today’s excerpt is from A Secret Tie, the historical romance between a king and a spy set in ancient India. Enjoy the excerpt from this unique story with the backdrop of a unique historical setting. In this, King Hitaksha set a caveat for Yashita.

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‘I know you have done your job well,’ he said. ‘You have excellent attributes required for furtive work. Which is exactly why it is difficult to lose you.’
‘Maharaj, soon someone will replace me.’
No, no one could. The thought crossed his mind and he said immediately and indifferently, ‘Oh, but of course.’
‘Then allow me this.’ She folded her hands.
She stood with the light behind her, a perfect silhouette of a woman in a pose that was both demure and tantalizing. The small graceful head, the slender neck, full curves, the dip of waist and the flare of her hips – everything that made him want her. Want was an understatement. The thin muslin did not hide the curving line of her thighs or the slim undulation of calf. If he were an artist, he would trap her like this. Hold her in a cage, for surely she was a jewel not to be lost.
A jewel with too much fire. How could he escape getting burnt if he cherished the idea of having such a one in his keeping?
‘One last mission,’ he said slowly, ‘Then, you are free to go. You must make this one successful with all your effort. I can set you free on that condition only.’
‘A last mission,’ she echoed. ‘That will delay my marriage. I wish to get married now and God knows how long a mission will take.’
‘Not long,’ he said in his clipped way. ‘In fact, it cannot take long because we have a time limit. It must be accomplished before the adhipasuya poojan being held by Samrat Jayatshatru.’
‘That is going to be four months away. Four months, Maharaj!’
‘It is the one and only option I can offer you.’

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Check out the blurb of this book here:

#Giveaway #ASecretTie #winner

Hi folks,

Today I am announcing the winner of the giveaway for A Secret Tie. And the winner is…drum roll…Arti Metro Reader. Congrats, Arti! I’ll send you the prize very soon!

Stay tuned for more giveaways and prizes. Subscribe to my newsletter and win a free ebook. Link given at the above bar.

Also coming up is a second edition of Against the Tide on popular demand. Many readers and author friends have said it’s too short and not *ahem* steamy enough. So, to close the gap between expectation and reality, a little anyway, I’m adding the beginning and touching up the rest of the book. Hope if you’ve enjoyed the first edition, you’ll love the second one. It will also feature the hero of the second book, A Twist of Fate.

That’s all for today. Keep reading and leaving reviews, so I know what you like.

Ciao.

#WIP update #amwriting

Hi folks,

Today I’m taking stock of what I have done in recent days and what I’m going for next.

Recently I completed two books for my historical series, A Twist of Fate and A Secret Tie. This meant a lot to me because this was solid writing progress. I started both the books last year and then got stuck and moved to something else. When I came back, a fresh look revealed the stumbling blocks and I was able to resuming writing with speed. In fact, A Secret Tie required only one and a half month to complete. It was done upto 14k last year and I finally finished at 78k. So, those were some productive days writing wise. But then Hitaksha and Yashita were intriguing characters with lots of conflict to write about and their adventures in the ancient kingdoms were quite fun.

Now for what’s next.

At the moment, I’m expanding the first book in the series. Since the second and third are novel length, and now I have a fuller grasp of the characters, I want to write in more detail of the first one, Against the Tide. It seems odd to go back to the same series, but after writing the last two books, I felt I hadn’t done justice to Jayat and Lohana, so you might say, I want to give their romance more footage, lol. I might release the newly written book as a second edition. I don’t know if adding about 20k words to the first edition of the book would be all right. Any thoughts? You can share in the comments. I think it could pose problem with the reviews which have been posted already.

So, what’s going on with your projects – writing or otherwise? Do share! I think it will help to keep track how much we get done.

Hope you have a productive week.

Ciao!

#FeistyFemmes #excerpt #ATwistofFate #Mondaymention

Hello folks,

Today is Monday and time to share #FeistyFemmes #Mondaymention excerpts.

To refresh the rules for you, every Monday you can share an excerpt which highlights a sassy retort or action from a female character. You can share as a reader from your current read or as an author from your books. Promote your post and others’ post by searching for above hashtags on Twitter.

As promised, sharing today a woman-centric book extract from one of my books for Monday.

Today’s snippet is from A Twist of Fate. It is a historical romance set in early medieval India.

In this excerpt, Charu has to take part in a pretence with Deva so they can make a getaway. It’s a light hearted passage so enjoy the repartee 🙂

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‘It’s a pity you are so well built,’ Charu said, stepping close to him. ‘A slimmer man does the role of a hen-pecked husband much better.’
His eyes narrowed. ‘If you mean what I think you mean –’
‘Get ready to shed a bit of your pride,’ she smirked. ‘My aunt’s maid was a tyrant with her husband and I know the way things got in her household.’
‘No.’ He shook his head. ‘I’d rather go for an attack on the kotapala, than be a cowering spouse.’
‘We don’t have much choice. And I have no intention of being caught as your accomplice.’ She put her hands on her sides.
He still shook his head. ‘You don’t need to go with me.’
‘I do. Where else could I go? Look at the brawlers coming up behind us.’
He looked over his shoulder and heard raucous laughter from the heaving bellies of the wrestlers’ group. ‘All right. Take care.’
‘Oh, I would! Take care of you, I mean.’
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Amazon link to check out the book:

Blurb:

Charulata wants revenge. She seeks to spill the blood of the man who ruined her. She has lost her home, her family and her prestige because of him.

Deva knows he had earned the wrath of this woman. But embittered and devastated, he’s like a wounded lion hunting his enemies, hurting her when he didn’t mean to…

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Share more woman centric excerpts from your books and books you’re reading and use hashtags on Twitter as I’ve stated in the previous #Mondaymention post.

Looking forward to reading your snippets!

#FeistyFemmes #excerpt #ASecretTie #Mondaymention

Hi folks,

Let’s start a new thread for blogging for writers and readers by name of #Mondaymention. Under this you will share one excerpt from your book or a book you have read that has some component of strong response or action by a female protagonist indicated by the hashtag #feistyfemmes. So, when you share the excerpt put the title of the post as I have, except that you must replace my book title with the title from which you take the excerpt. Also please share all the posts with the hashtags. Since we are all busy we’ll limit sharing to Mondays and Tuesdays only.

Sharing here some saucy comeback from the heroine, Yashita, in historical A Secret Tie. Yashita is a spy working for King Hitaksha and is set on leaving her duty and getting married. Here’s a showdown between the two.

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‘Don’t let your hunger for security lure you into disaster,’ he continued in a harsh tone.
She stiffened. He had put the tip of dagger on the vulnerable spot in her wound. She had no option, but to say, with a false assumption of calmness. ‘Security? You’re surely belittling my romance. Love is beyond all limits. You have not experienced it, maharaj, so forgive me, but this is not your arena. When you cannot play, how can you define the rules of the game?’

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Did you like her response? Leave a comment below.

Also check out the excerpt section of this blog for more snippets.

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Blurb:

Yashita has chosen to lead the life of a spy. But after years of serving the ruler well, she has now a request. She wants to get married and settle down. To her utmost relief, King Hitaksha agrees to set her free. But he has a condition. She must fulfil one more mission before he will allow her to leave his service.

Through the dangers of ancient politics and twisted monarchy, Yashita faces threats and perils to the mission. Battling through unknown kingdoms, she must play a dangerous game to save her life and the King’s. But there’s far tougher trial she must live through constantly. The forbidden attraction the King holds for her…

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