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Hi folks,

Sharing an excerpt today from romance Against The Tide. It’s a historical fiction novella set in ancient India.

Already it is at no. 1 in New Releases at Amazon and no. 1 in several categories at Amazon kindle store.

In this extract, Lohana the concubine is angry at the king for defying the traditions.

Enjoy the excerpt!

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Words trembled on her lips and she wished she were a man with the power to face him and vent her anger. She held herself still, but it seemed he could read her, because as they strode through the corridors, he said with as much bite in his voice, ‘If you’re going to tell me how wrong I was to act like I did, save your breath. I value your opinion but don’t tell me I brought this on. I never denied there would be a battle facing us, but I have my way of beating the odds. I stay lowkey when I need to…a warrior knows when to attack and when to wait…there’s skill in that.’

Silence reigned and she kept breathing evenly, trying to still the tumult raging in her. He wouldn’t listen but the signs were everywhere. Oh, she wished she had the courage to refuse him and leave him, but now when the opposition had reared its head, some unknown streak of loyalty she possessed wanted her to stay by his side. She was stupid, a fool – she had to break away from him. This was destructive –

He was in her room…as though he’d instinctively sought refuge where he knew no one would disturb them.

He paced, then turned to her and clasped her upper arms.

‘No more,’ he said, ‘My patience runs out.’

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Blurb:
Can a concubine fall in love?
Lohana knows she cannot even dream of everlasting love. Trained to captivate men for their wealth and proficient in the required arts, a concubine like her is not meant to be a partner for life for anyone and most certainly not for the king. But King Jayatshatru has managed to steal her heart.
In the politics of aristocracy, germs of intrigue flourish hidden behind the ornate doors. As love grows stronger, the plotting against her deepens…
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Two books in #bestseller categories #AAR #UV

I have some exciting news 🙂 Today I started my day with some wonderful stats for my books.
Unexpected Valentines: Stories to make you believe in love is #28 in top 100 paid at Amazon kindle in Literature & fiction subcategory > shortstories
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TBC9O9Q

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Yesterday, Against All Rules: A Contemporary Romance was at #44 in World Literature > Asian at Amazon kindle. Today it is at no.69 but still in the top 100 paid in Amazon recommended category.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MY2QVRS

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Thank you, readers, for taking the ranking high. Against All Rules remained in top 100 paid in this category from July ’15 to Jan ’16 and good to see it’s back there again. If you have read it, do leave a review at Amazon and Goodreads.
What kind of romance do you like to read? Share your thoughts. Also check out the Giveaway section of this blog. A copy of new release His Christmas Delight is up for grabs!