#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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#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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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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Book Release Day: A Secret Tie #Bookreleaseday #ASecretTie #giveaway

Hi folks,

It’s book release day today for historical A Secret Tie and I’m celebrating with a giveaway here at my blog. The latest book is the third and final in the historical series and sequel to A Twist of Fate in the trilogy. 🎉🎈🎊🎈🎊🎉
It was fun writing about the journey of the three courtesans in ancient India, but now I’m happy to take a breather, because well, it was tough too. Wading through mountains of research and looking up the minutinae of the ancient culture wasn’t a walk in the park, excuse the comparison lol.

So let’s raise a glass or cup of coffee or fruit juice, whatever you like for A Secret Tie. For the giveaway, I have a small contest. You just need to write the names of heroines of all the three books in a comment on this blog and mention why you’d love to read the book. That’s it. Please note the giveaway is for the ebook in mobi file format.

Here’s the link for the book in case you want to peep into the details:

Do stop by and wish me luck for the release day!

Ciao!

#review #ATwistofFate #historical #romance #fiction #newrelease

Hi folks, today I’m sharing a lovely review for A Twist of Fate, the second book in my historical trilogy.

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“Definitely a must read,” says Angela about A Twist of Fate.

Read the review here or at goodreads:

Thanks for being here to share it with me. This made my day.

So have you read the book yet? Check out below:

Blurb:

Step into the royal intrigues of early medieval India.

Charu wants revenge from the man who turned her life upside down. When she meets Deva, rage is as intense as the passion…

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An excerpt from A Twist of Fate

Hi folks,

I’m sharing today an excerpt from A Twist of Fate. In this, Charulata is meeting her father before her wedding, and he sees her dressed as a bride ready to commit the wedding vows.

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Oh, my lovely daughter.’ He pinched her cheek. ‘Can I bear to send you off?’

‘Don’t send me then,’ she half pleaded.

‘Charu!’ he chided gently.

‘Why does a girl have to leave all that is familiar to her?’

He sighed. ‘Fathers have been asking this of themselves since eternity. And will continue to ask this. It’s the way we have made for ourselves. We have deemed one hand dearer than the other and every father must pay the cost for the decision he upholds.’

She said softly, ‘I will abide by your decision then, pitashri.’

‘Proud of you.’ Her father kissed her forehead. She hugged him, a constrained one, because of her coiffure and ornaments. He grinned and she half joined in, pretending not to notice the moisture in his eyes.

A Twist of Fate is a historical romance set in early medieval India, focusing on the vulnerable position of women in the society.

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#Excerpt #ATwistofFate #historical #romance #fiction

Hello! Let me share today a few lines from A Twist of Fate, the second book in my historical trilogy.

In this, Deva and Charu had got married through the ancient custom of arranged marriage when the groom and the bride meet only at the time of marriage. Although conscious of the obstacles between them, Deva can’t help giving in to the attraction between them.

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‘Do you really wish me to be so brazen as to step in your embrace?’
He gazed down into her eyes, conscious again of that mixture of humor and the shyness of a bride. He surely didn’t wish her to come any closer. His blood pressure might not sustain it.
In direct contradiction, he said, ‘Do you want to?’
Her eyes widened a little, but he had to acknowledge she didn’t lack for comprehension. Two slim arms like the snakes of temptation wreathed round his neck and her warm curves pressed against his – what now seemed to have been destitute – body.

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#CoverReveal #historical #romance A Secret Tie #Trilogy

Today I am excited to share the cover reveal of A Secret Tie which is the third book in my historical trilogy. I love this cover and hope you’ll also feel the same about it.

Check out the book details and an excerpt along with the book cover at Book Addict Rambles.

https://bookaddictrambles.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/coverreveal-a-secret-tie-the-king-and-the-spy-by-summerita-rhayne-summeritarhayne/

Do comment below how you like it.

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A Twist of Fate #historical #fiction #newrelease climbing ranks at #Amazon

Hi everyone,

I am happy to share that A Twist of Fate, historical romance fiction, is climbing ranks at Amazon. It is now no. 1 bestseller in Historical romance at Amazon India and no. 1 bestseller in Indian literature at Amazon .com. It is also no. 1 in Hot New releases. Excuse me while I do happy dance 🙂

Sharing the other ranks for the book:

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Blurb:

Charulata wants revenge. She seeks to spill the blood of the man who ruined her.

Deva knows he had earned the wrath of this woman. Embittered and devastated, he’s a wounded lion hunting his enemies…

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Book Release day: A Twist of Fate #historical #fiction

Hi folks,

I’m happy to share that today is the book release day of historical fiction A Twist of Fate. Set in India in early medieval period A Twist of Fate explores the attitude of ancient society towards women. Charulata is set to have an arranged marriage as per norms of those times. But a twist of Fate changes the circumstances and her life is changed completely and unexpectedly.

A Twist of Fate follows the entwining fortunes of Charu and Deva in the post Vedic ancient India. Greed, treachery, and deception feature highly in this story of royal suspense. Can love have a hope of surviving amid such intrigues?

To be a courtesan in ancient India was a fate far worse than slavery. This is the second book written on the theme by the author. Also read Against The Tide, the story of the royal concubine, the first book with the same theme.
Today it has debuted with a good opening and is featured as no. 1 in New Releases in its category at Amazon. com.

Also read an excerpt from this book.
Excerpt:
Her curved brows arched a little more – the mobile movement betokening the agility of a dancer’s expression. ‘Mayhap the tall form of my cousin pleases you better than a moderately built one like mine.’ At this, her eyes brimmed with humor before her lashes became cast down to hide it.
He resisted the urge to go over to her and tip up that firm looking chin. ‘I can’t tell what pleases me until I’ve held the form in my arms.’
He’d succeeded in having her gaze back to him, tangling with his and now her mouth curved in enjoyment of the sparing.
She said in a low well-modulated voice. ‘You certainly have your ideas clear in your head, swami.’
He made a gesture of half of impatience and half dismissal. ‘Don’t call me your master. It’s a slave more likely.’ His mouth twisted at the admission. The clink of ornaments sounded and Charulata came closer to him. Her hands were held in front of her, fingers tightly interlocked. He reached out and pried them loose, clasping each. They trembled in each of his like trapped birds. Their gazes locked. His pulse increased its pace. He thought his insides trembled also and couldn’t reason why.
‘Do you really wish me to be so brazen as to step in your embrace?’
He gazed down into her eyes, conscious again of that mixture of humor and the shyness of a bride. He surely didn’t wish her to come any closer. His blood pressure might not sustain it.
In direct contradiction, he said, ‘Do you want to?’
Her eyes widened a little, but he had to acknowledge she didn’t lack for comprehension. Two slim arms like the snakes of temptation wreathed round his neck and her warm curves pressed against his – what now seemed to have been destitute – body.
He felt definitely a tremor run through him. Instinctively, his hands reached out resting at the niche of her curving waist… She fit against him perfectly. His arms must have been made to hold her, her body to mold against his. His mind jumped to hope, to curiosity, the insistence how perfect would be the ultimate union with her –
Conscious of two impulses drawing him equally strongly in opposite directions, he tried to clear his mind. The urge to flee, to put distance between them, to remember why he was here – a lowly deception that clawed at him – was tossed against the second, as powerful wish – to take her to the folds of the silken sheets of the rose-petal strewn marriage bed.
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No. 1 New Release rank for A Twist of Fate

Hello everyone!

I can’t help smiling because A Twist of Fate has reached no. 1 in New Releases in Indian literature at Amazon 🙂 🙂

So happy to share this with you folks.

Here’s something about the book:

A Twist of Fate is a historical romance set in ancient India. The story pitches Charulata, the heroine, against the early medieval society and its various ills.

Blurb:

Charulata wants revenge. She seeks to spill the blood of the man who ruined her.

Deva knows he had earned the wrath of this woman. Embittered and devastated, he’s a wounded lion hunting his enemies…

It is up for preorder for the reduced price of only 99 cents for anyone who wants to click the link.