#HiddenPassion in the #bestseller category! #Amazon #kindle

Happy to share Hidden Passion, historical romance set in 600AD India is at no. 86 in Amazon bestsellers!
I love this book because I had fun penning the character of impetuous,  spoilt but readily penitent Rukmani, the youngest of the Kamboj Princesses.
In case you are wondering the book is a work of fiction and has no connection with folklore or actual history except the use of the period setting.

Here’s something about the book

Stalled by her family’s opposition to her choice of husband, Rukmani must seek help from King Deveshwaraya, the man she wants to marry…but who has rejected her…

Devesh finds desire warring with duty. Can he throw away everything he has worked for and reach out for the passion that Rukmani alluringly offers him?

At #86 right now in Kindle ebooks > History  > Asia > India
Buy at:
Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RBUM0EG

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hidden-passion-summerita-rhayne/1121104693?ean=2940046527285&itm=1&usri=2940046527285

itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/x/id961155304

Print edition: https://www.createspace.com/5205194 

Add to Goodreads at: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24056617-hidden-passion

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#TheEligiblePrincess in #bestseller list at Amazon

‘Staging her own kidnapping seems the only way she can flee the inescapable trap of marriage sprung on her…’

For Princess Lakshaya it seemed the only course open to avoid getting married and she did it. I loved writing about this intrepid princess and also her counterpart, a magnificent king. He supports her even in her engineering pursuits – but she flees him to avoid having to accept his proposal. Seems so unreasonable, doesn’t it? But Lakshaya is far from illogical. Her story is full of twists and turns as she wrestles between following the path of her heart and expectations of her family.

The Eligible Princess is at no. 46 today in its Amazon recommended category

http://www.amazon.com/Eligible-Princess-Lakshaya-Kamboj-Princesses-ebook/dp/B00Z09FAQA

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Blurb:
King Kartikeya wants a bride. If he wants his people to remain loyal to him, he has to present princess from the North to them as his wife. He will do his utmost to keep the public happy and his crown in place.
Princess Lakshaya is tired of being presented to royal suitors again and again and getting rejected. She wants nothing better than to paint or conduct her mathematical experiments. A grand king like Kartikeya would only find faults in her. She is afraid she would fail to impress him and be taunted for it.
But Kartik is not at all what she expected. Attractive and dashing, he sets out to woo her. She’s intrigued and ensnared by her magnificent suitor. He almost wins her heart but then she finds he has secrets and a past which she cannot accept.
Staging her own kidnapping seems the only way she can flee the inescapable trap of marriage sprung on her…

From princess to queen, The Eligible Princess follows the journey of Princess Lakshaya to find her destiny – and love.

If you’ve read it, please leave a review here http://www.amazon.com/Eligible-Princess-Lakshaya-Kamboj-Princesses-ebook/dp/B00Z09FAQA

#Kindle #ebook sale for #TheEligiblePrincess!

The Eligible Princess which is Book2 in the Kamboj Princesses Saga.
is available for $1.99 instead of $2.99 for two days starting 5th Sept.
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If you like history and historical fiction, you will like to check out this period romance which is set in early medieval India. 

Blurb: 
King Kartikeya must marry a princess. He’s determined to do anything to keep the kingdom that he has taken with strategy and sheer guts. If that involves charming a princess into marriage, then so be it. 
Princess Lakshaya infinitely prefers the study of her scientific experiments to the learning of the arts of impressing a suitor. In fact, she would rather have no more proposals at all. But refusing a king as opulent as Kartik is out of question. Drawn against her will by the force of his attraction, she begins to accept him, only to discover hidden secrets along the way. 

Can she bring herself to go ahead with this marriage? 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z09FAQA

Guest post at Romance University blog – Get Physical With Your Work-in-Progress (and Not Mental)

Write in present. Don’t look too far ahead in your book. Here’s an excerpt from my guest post at Romance University where I explore this subject.
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The story that you write is usually something that means a lot to you. You put in your time and invest emotions in it to create it. It is your passion. For people who work on one project, it’s the main subject dominating their thoughts during that time. They might even eat, drink and sleep their work in progress, so to speak. Are you like that with your work? Yes? Then read on to find out what you’re doing wrong.

While we are engaged mentally and emotionally with our wip, we sometimes tend to get too close to it. We miss the development and evolvement of the story. You might argue that the development is in your hands as a writer. True, but in every story, the growth also depends on the characters. A major part of what makes the plot move forward is how your character reacts to obstacles. We can’t go on and impose just any storyline on the characters. When we do, it starts to feel wrong. Our hands falter at the keyboard. Writing becomes wooden. We might even develop a fear of writing. This can lead to a block which progresses to an extent when we can’t even think of working on the project.

Why did this happen? Let’s see.

When you begin a project, you are excited and poised at the brink of new discovery. At that time, you couldn’t stop thinking of it. The first chapter is written and it feels like a miraculous accomplishment. You go on to plan what would happen in the second one as you close the laptop and push back the chair. As you wander out of the room and reminded by the grumbling of your stomach, you set to conjure lunch, you’re still mulling on it. In plotting the third chapter, you hit a road block when you don’t know, for instance, how H/h will meet again. But as you peel potatoes, you hit upon an idea. Why not have them stumble in the restaurant? You slice veggies and nod slowly. Yes, they both love pastry and so go to buy it at the same shop. By now, you have their conversation in your head. You’re smiling, picturing the dialogue printed in the book. A few interruptions later, you get another moment free, say, doing the ironing. Hands engaged, mind free i.e. HEMF and you get to it again. You are halfway through the story now, trying to think up the details of the black moment.

By nightfall, you have the hea or the resolution – as the case may be – wholly charted out.
Next morning you open the ms…and you can’t write a darn word.

Why… how…what? You’re not able to pin down the reason but suddenly the story that had you on your toes, seems as delicious as the lunch that you partially burnt up while thinking of it.

The thing is you lost the spirit and soul of discovery.

That’s why you should get physical with your wip.

Mental wrestling is ok when you have a difficult scene which needs minute details to be logical. But never for plotting the story.

The surprise is gone. You need the feeling of the fresh and new to keep writing.

That isn’t the only problem with thinking ahead. When you run forward mentally, you are charting out the progress of the story, keeping in mind those characters with whom you began the story. But as you write, the characters must undergo a change. 
Read more at:
http://romanceuniversity.org/2015/08/10/get-physical-with-your-work-in-progress-and-not-mental-by-summerita-rhayne

#Writerstipwednesday – Authors share writing advice

Here it is, folks, a new instalment of #writerstipwednesday. Every Wednesday I’m hosting authors to share their valuable experience in form of a writing tip. It can be related to any phase of writing, plotting, grammar, editing, publishing or marketing – well, we all know marketing is part of writing now, so need to include that too.

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So here we are, with some very inspiring and heartfelt quotes. The first tip is from Ruchira Khanna. Author of fiction work, Choices:a novel, Ruchira thinks of herself as just another soul trying to make a difference in this lifetime via her work and actions. “Follow your heart” she says, “the above helps a writer write what actually ails her and eventually through her words can help heal thyself while providing a big picture to the reader.”

Next up is Ashwini, a teacher, a passionate writer, avid reader and a person who believes in “Keep Smiling theory ” for a healthy successful life. “Hi all,Writing is an art. An Art which comes out heart of the person who is passionate about writing, learning new things  and discovering  new things. ABC(Any Body Can ) be a writer if he/she has willingness and determination to become .It’s not necessary that you  will become a successful author like others but you can  achieve it by constant effort.You write, participate in short stories contest if you win the contest it’s a good thing but if you loose don’t loose hope. Keep on Writing until you succeed as a accomplished writer. Best way to keep on writing is blogging. Blogs are best way connect with current generation writers and yester years writers and follow them so that you can improve upon writing skills. Never stop writing as writing gives rise to more thoughts, imagination and other things. So keeping on WRITING WRITING and WRITING. Don’t bother of what the world says about you!”

Harper Impulse author, Wendy Lou Jones has a unique take of her own on improving writing craft. “For writing tips, I’d say you don’t have to read, although it helps, but watching TV and films is good too as you can watch and think that was good. Why was that good? What did the writer do to make me like that? Could I use that trick in my writing? The reverse also helps. That was rubbish. Why? What did the writer do/not do? I need to avoid that. I find it helps when you are having trouble with your writing to read or watch others’. Hope that helps. :-)”

My input today is based on what I learnt from struggling with a writing block last week. “When you get stuck, go back and start editing your earlier chapters. As you fix them, light begins to shine on what the next segment of your work should be about. You get clues that you left behind which can lead to surprises in the next section.”

Did you found something useful in there? If you got inspired, do let me know in the comments. All the authors would love to hear from you.

Want to feature YOUR writing tip on #writerstipwednesday? Send me your one line bio, link and your suggestion through the Contact me page of this site.

Ciao!