Amazing Amazon Offers #Romance #ebooks 

​Amazon is offering some lovely summer deals in romance ebooks in India. Check them out.

Here are the offers on my books.

At Amazon .com:

Against All Rules: $0.47 only

More Than Just Desire: $0.78 only 

Second Chance At Forever: $0.61 only

Catch them at: https://www.amazon.com/Summerita-Rhayne/e/B00MZQ0PUC

At Amazon India:

Second Chance At Forever: 39 rupees only

More Than Just Desire: 50 rupees only

Against All Rules: 30 rupees only

Find them at:

http://www.amazon.in/Summerita-Rhayne/e/B00MZQ0PUC 

Unbelievable offers, amazing prices. Time to overload your kindle!

Getting Your Facts Right – Guest post by Mills and Boon author Karin Baine

Heads up, folks! Today I have with me on my blog the lovely Karin Baine, Mills and Boon Medical author. She’s here to share about the big R of novel writing, namely Research. Having read her The Courage to Love Her Army Doc, I was curious to know how she can cover such minute details of the setting and the medical side of the story. Luckily, Karin is here to share her process.

Over to Karin.

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Getting Your Facts Right – Karin Baine

The biggest fear I have as a writer is getting the details wrong. There’s nothing that will drag you out of a story quicker than incorrect information. As a writer for Mills & Boon’s Medical line, research is a vital element of every book.

Sure, the fun part is spending time getting lost in exotic locations for the setting, or finding inspiration for the characters. I mean, those Pinterest boards full of hot leading men don’t just set themselves up!

If you want your story to have real authenticity, though, you have to put the work in and there are loads of ways you can do this without ever having to leave the house. Take your hero, for example. What does he do for a living? Whether he’s a cardiologist or a meteorologist, familiarise yourself with the position. What qualifications does he need for that job? What does a typical work day involve? It’s relatively easy to find this information online and give your character some depth beyond a job title.

There are a myriad of resources available on the internet to ground your story in reality. I make use of online surgical videos, and tutorials to understand the practicalities of my medical scenes and read available personal blogs to get an idea of what’s going on in the heads of the patients and staff. I’m also lucky enough to have a lovely nurse friend who beta reads for me to ensure all the terminology and procedures are correct. It’s always good to get an informed second opinion!

Of course, locations are always a fun subject to research. Even better when you can see the sights yourself. When I was asked to be part of ‘The Paddington Children’s Hospital’ series I was very excited. London is a fabulous city and I set to work immediately searching for fun things that foster mum, Quinn, and five-year-old Simon might do together. London Zoo was top of the list, of course, and though I had maps and photographs for reference, I was lucky enough to go there in person. I was able to picture Quinn, Matt and Simon as they made their way around the exhibits and plan out their entire journey. Even their arrival by water taxi!

It’s not always easy to put yourself in the heads of your characters but I’ve found the more background work you do, the more real they become to you, and your readers.

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Thank you, Karin. It’s great to get the inside of how a medical romance author gets such tough detail right.

One copy of Karin Baine’s latest Falling For The Foster Mum is up for the grabs. One lucky commentator can win this exciting Mills and Boon Medical romance. So, don’t forget to leave a comment below.

 About the author:

Karin Baine lives in Northern Ireland with her husband, two sons, and her out-of-control notebook collection. Her Mother and Grandmother’s vast collection of books inspired her love of reading and her dream of becoming a Harlequin Mills & Boon® author. Now she can tell people she has a proper job!

You can follow Karin on Twitter, @karinbaine1 or visit her website for the latest news – karinbaine.com

Falling For The Foster Mum

Burns specialist Dr Matthew McGrory is finally living the bachelor life after years of responsibility raising his siblings alone. But he can’t ignore the pull he feels towards beautiful Quinn Grady, foster mum to his favourite young patient.

Having learned the hard way that you can’t rely on other people Quinn is uber-protective of little Simon, and her heart. But as Matthew’s hero-status grows in the eyes of her young charge she just might find he’s the hero she’s dreamed of too…

Check out this lovely cover:

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Excerpt from the book:

When he’d planned this day he’d convinced himself he’d be glad when it was over, his responsibility to the pair outside the hospital over for good. Now that they were coming to the last stages, he was beginning to have second thoughts. He could honestly say this was one of the best days he’d had since moving to London and that was entirely down to the company. It would be stupid to end things here and now simply because there was a child involved. There’d always been children in his life. Children who weren’t his. If Quinn was willing to be brave about it, then so was he. A relationship didn’t have to mean a family and he was sure he could keep the two separate. Especially when the arrangements were all so fluid.

When they’d eaten their fill they headed to the indoor exhibits they’d bypassed in favour of some of the more exotic creatures.

‘We are now entering the Rainforest Life,’ he said in the style of a nature documentary voiceover artist.

Simon ran ahead into the tropical wilderness, hopped up on mini-desserts and fruit juice.

‘He’s going to have one hell of a crash when that sugar rush wears off.’ Quinn attempted to scold him but he knew she’d savoured every mouthful of that lunch. Each heavenly groan and lick of her lips attested to her pleasure as well as increasing his discomfort. He’d heard those sounds before and intended for her to make them again soon, somewhere more private.

‘Look at him!’ Simon was off again, following the path of a bright blue bird flitting through the plants and vines.

‘He’s pretty.’ Quinn was observing the exotic display from the balcony beside him, unaware she was adding to the beauty of it all.

Never mind the rare birds flying overhead or the small monkeys swinging freely through the vines, this was all about Quinn for him. The pure delight she took in her surroundings was refreshing and contagious. He’d been so caught up in material possessions and showing he could cut it as a single man in the city, he’d forgotten what it was to just enjoy life. The barrier he’d erected to protect himself had become as much of a prison as that council flat in Dublin.

Given the chance he’d swap his fancy car to travel on a barge anywhere if she was part of the deal. It was as if he was recapturing that lost childhood of his too, by being with her.

He’d been forced to grow up too quickly. From his mother walking out on her family, through his father’s illness, and ultimately his death, Matt had never had time for the mischief and fun other kids had experienced. With Quinn he didn’t have to be embarrassed in his joy at a puppet show when she was here spinning around, letting the mist fall on her face and telling the sloth how sleepy he looked. Matt had had enough of being the adult and there was plenty of room for his inner child, not to mention the randy teenager.

They stepped out of the light and moved into the nocturnal area. Faced with the creatures of the night, including giant rats and flitting bats, it wasn’t long before he found Quinn cuddled up next to him.

‘I don’t know how Simon is enjoying this.’

‘He’s a boy. We like gross stuff.’

‘I don’t want to stay in here,’ she whispered, fear pitching her voice until only the bats could probably hear.

Matt felt her hand graze by his knuckles as she fumbled for his reassurance in the dark. He took hold of her and turned so she could make him out in the dimmed light.

‘I’ll keep you safe.’

In that moment they were locked into their own world, staring into each other’s eyes and holding hands like lovers who’d just sworn their lives to one another. The rest of the group had moved on, leaving them alone so the only sounds he could hear now were scurrying animals and the frantic beat of his heart for Quinn.

He cupped her face in his hands and found her mouth easily with his, honing in as if she was a beacon of light guiding him home. This time, instead of pushing him away, she wound her arm around his neck and pulled him closer. He dropped his hands to her waist as she sought him with her tongue and leaned her soft curves against him.

‘Have you seen this? He’s got really big eyes’ The sound of Simon’s voice from across the room somewhere broke through the darkness, alerting them to his presence and throwing a bucket of cold water over them.

‘I think that’s a bush baby.’ Matt’s breath was ragged as he fought to regain control so Simon wouldn’t think anything was amiss.

‘We should probably follow the rest on to the next exhibit.’ Quinn was already backing away from him.

‘We’ll talk about this later,’ he whispered, low enough so only she would hear.

‘I’m a mum. I have mum things to do.’ That uncertainty was back in her wavering voice and Matt fumbled for her hand again in the blackness. He didn’t want the guilt to start eating away at her for enjoying a moment of her own.

‘Don’t forget, the adult fun starts after the real dark.’ This wasn’t over and although she couldn’t see him wink, he was sure he sensed her smile.

Somehow they’d find a way to be together without compromising their roles in Simon’s life.

His peace of mind depended on it.

Quinn stumbled back out towards Simon and the rest of the visitors tripping out of the exhibit. Her unsteadiness on her feet was more to do with Matt’s epic bone-melting prowess than the unfamiliar territory. He had a way of completely knocking her off balance when she was least expecting it.

Yes, she’d encouraged him with a few flirtatious gestures, but phew, that had taken hot to a whole new level. Wrapped in his embrace she’d forgotten who she was, where she was or what day of the week it was, and let the chemistry consume her.

Dangerous. Irresponsible. Intoxicating.

It only made her crave more.

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#Kindledeals #SweetandSpicyRomancebooks 

Two books shortly to be on kindle deals. Save the date.

More Than Just Desire: 27th April to 29th April 
His Christmas Delight: 29th April to 1 May.

Here are the links:

More Than Just Desire:

https://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Just-Desire-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B0179U58YG 

His Christmas Delight:
https://www.amazon.com/His-Christmas-Delight-Summerita-Rhayne-ebook/dp/B01BYHO0AI 

Each book will start at 99cents and remain at this price for 36 hours and one dollar increment will follow for another 36 hours before it returns to its original price value.

If you like romance, check out the deals.

More sweet and spicy books at:

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Happy #WorldBookDay To All #Booklovers!

It’s World Book Day today, and like all book lovers, and aficionados of the written word, I’m sure you are celebrating books and reading today. Books have given me so much that it’s hard to start telling. Through difficult times, through leisure and through daily, uninspiring routine, books and especially, fiction has taken me to different worlds and made me journey with a host of personalities. If I were to be asked which is my favorite book it would be hard indeed. Raising my coffee cup, to all those wonderful authors whose thoughts were so powerful as to whisk me away to the world they inked.

So in honor of this special day, Sweet and Spicy books has a special giveaway. All you have to do is name your favorite book or author in the comments (because sometimes books are hard to name, I understand) and you win one book from these.


Just name the book you’d like to read and you win one ecopy of your choice from my books.

Check out which you like best at:

http://www.amazon.com/Summerita-Rhayne/e/B00MZQ0PUC
Leave the name of the book you’d like to read and the name of your favorite book/author in the comments. You are welcome to share why they are your favorite.

Happy World Book Day!

Enjoy reading!

#Results #Easter #giveaway #HisChristmasSurprise 

Hi everyone! Thanks for sharing and liking the giveaway post. It’s time now to announce who won the prize.

And the winner is…drum roll…Phyllis BardfieldGelman.

Congrats, Phyllis, you win an ecopy of His Christmas Surprise, heartwarming and sensual romance novel set in Goa. 

Message me your email address to get your prize.

Thanks to all who participated! Watch out for new giveaways by following this blog.

Enjoy Baisakhi and Easter with Sweet and Spicy Books

​Happy Baisakhi, Happy Easter weekend!

Read a book during Baisakhi and Easter celebrations. Book discounts galore at http://www.summeritarhayne.com 

#UV #99cents at Amazon; 49/- rupees at Amazon India 

#HP #99cents; 49/- rupees at Amazon India 

#AAR  $1.45; 120/- rupees at Amazon India 

#TEP $2.99 instead of  $3.99

and many more!

Check out Second Chance At Forever at only 99/- rupees at Amazon India*

https://www.amazon.in/Second-Chance-Forever-Summerita-Rhayne-ebook/dp/B01IE40CTM 

Enjoy sensual romances set in India but with characters relatable globally.

Check out excerpts and reviews for each book by clicking the book icon at home page.

Follow at Amazon author page for new books: https://www.amazon.com/Summerita-Rhayne/e/B00MZQ0PUC 
*Offers limited to the holiday period.

#Easter #Giveaway #HisChristmasSurprise

Hi friends,

It’s time for a giveaway and as Easter weekend is coming up, it will be an Easter giveaway. My question for the giveaway is, describe in the comments below, any memory that connects you with Easter. It can be anything minor or major that you remember. You will win an ebook copy of His Christmas Surprise as prize.

The length of your answer doesn’t matter. The answer needs to be posted in comments section of this blogpost.

Here’s something about the book.

Blurb:

Dan is struggling to bring up his sons after losing his wife. Tonya has a small son and is also on her own. When her bakery business goes bust, she accepts a job offer for housekeeping from Dan. They come close but Dan has too much going on in his life to think of commitment. Then his sons also don’t want any one to take their mother’s place.

Will love brew between Dan and Tonya under these circumstances? Will it be strong enough to overcome the obstacles?

Excerpt:

The frown on his face was deep enough to look like it had been carved there. His face was set in tense lines. He glanced away from the paper and looked at her almost unseeingly. Then his gaze focused. ‘I didn’t know you were still here.’

‘I’m just headed back home.’ She must look ridiculous standing there with no business. Uncertain what she ought to do, she turned away but turned back again. Then something got the better of her.

‘May I see it?’

‘This? Why?’ His expression was forbidding.

She glanced at him in concern. ‘Is it some school report about the kids?’

‘Why should it be?’

‘You look so worried…’

‘Do I?’

‘Dan,’ she said a little desperately, ‘Why are you being like this ?’

‘Like what?’

She snapped, ‘Talking to you is like pulling teeth!’

‘Don’t bother then.’

She was tempted to follow his advice. Silently, she watched him. He folded the letter and put it back inside the envelope. Then he folded the envelope and stuck in his shirt pocket. His face was dark, but the expression inscrutable. Still, there was something in the deliberate way he made the movements that disturbed her.

She tried again, some innate empathy and some genuine concern for him holding her back, when she should have gone on her way.

‘Dan…’

‘I have nothing for you, Tonya.’ His gaze, blue and blank, looked at her.

She didn’t want to hear the bleakness surrounding the words. Instead, anger rose at his determination to walk away from her so readily. They’d just shared a kiss that had been so full of passion, she’d been swept away with the force of it. He’d acted like he couldn’t resist her, for God’s sake.

‘How can you be like this after what you were like moments before? You didn’t ask me what I wanted, Dan. You can choose to kiss me one instant and then push me away the next?’

That seemed to get him. He sighed, running a hand on his face as though to ease the grim lines there. ‘I know what this looks like, Tonya…’

‘Do you really?’ She felt all trembly inside. Fear and something else evoking an urgency she couldn’t hold back. ‘I’m not saying I want to rush into a relationship with you, but you haven’t given me an option, have you? You’ve decided what you wanted and haven’t bothered to get to know about my feelings.’

‘No. I haven’t.’ His face wore the grim look again. ‘I don’t want to discuss this, Tonya.’

‘Oh? Let’s find something you do want to discuss.’ Her voice shook a little. ‘Not a lot of choice there, I’m afraid.’

‘Tonya…’ His blue eyes gazed at her and she saw regret there. It made her feel empty inside. Her fists curled.

‘Stop treating me like a stranger, Dan.’

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Hope you enjoyed reading the excerpt. I will post the result of the contest on Monday after Easter.