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Sharing today an excerpt from Indian historical Hidden Passion. The ebook is available at a discount at kindle. Check out the link given below.

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So far the visit had been exceedingly pleasant.

Whatever the underlying friction between the two rulers, they played at genial civility with dexterity. Indeed the attention, the care lavished on the Kamboj family by Deveshwaraya was meticulous. Bagalpur was a smaller kingdom and her father lower in standing but Samrat Devesh had treated him with equality, extending courtesy that was customary of him. He invited the Kamboj regent to sit on his right side, which was an honor indeed and he had partaken all his meals with the male members of the clan since the beginning of the visit two weeks ago.

It made her optimistic that relations between them would become warmer.

Whatever happened on the political front, she was aware only of the attraction the samrat held for her. 

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Indian princess, Rukmani, finds herself helpless when her family refuses to consider who she wants to marry. Who will she turn to?

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Celebrate Romance with a romance book mate: #HiddenPassion

We romance readers love our hunky heroes, don’t we?  Today on Celebrate Romance series posts, I have the spotlight on magnificent King Deveshwaraya, a brooding warrior king with an ingrained protective instinct.
Devesh, as he’s known in the story, was born in the house of a musician but due to hardships turned to farming. When faced with atrocities of a luxury-addicted monarches, he turned rebel and staged an uprising. In the process, he had to give up his fiancée and harden his heart against love.
But Rukmani, an impetuous princess came into his life, challenging all his concepts of duty and tempting him to cross the bounds he has set himself.
Rukmani doesn’t pretend to herself. She’s attracted to the king and determined not to let anything stand in their way. To get a glimpse into her conflict, have a look at this excerpt from the book:
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Each time they had met for several occasions it had been like this. His glance would search for her in the crowd but he would refuse the eye lock and she’d feel restless. It seemed to her it was a game they had become accustomed to playing. If he did look at her long enough to let their glances mesh and tangle till she could see the darkening of his gaze, he would break it off and turn away and not look at her again.

It had happened again this morning. Disengagement and withdrawal. Why? Why did a bold Maharaja refuse to face a maiden? Maybe it was deference. Maybe she should be pleased at it but she wasn’t. She’d had enough of those games and the conventions which separated them. She wasn’t going to hold back when she knew she was attracted to him.

Since he’d stepped into their lives, a broad-shouldered tough giant, she had developed a kind of enthrallment in him. The very day he had entered their rajmahal, covering the carpeted floor of the rajyasabha with broad strides, his head angled proudly like a lion’s, she had known he was someone totally outside her experience, but she had resented his power. Then the confrontation she had forced on him had changed her opinion of him totally. With passage of time, his acquaintance with her brothers had deepened as political policies demanded. Thrown into his company she found, so did her attraction to this unconventional monarch.

Yes, he was unconventional…wasn’t he the farmer king? The Northern rulers were half-dazed by his rise to power. Yet people feared him too. The iron hand that had clamped on the previous king’s throat deserved everyone’s respect and no one dared challenge it. They said he had matched his strength with a tiger and come out winning. The tale was proclaimed in the gold coins he had issued since coming into power. The engraving on them showed him holding a slain tiger on those immense shoulders.
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Read all about powerful Maharaja Devesh and daring princess Rukmani in Hidden Passion, first book in the Indian Princesses Saga, Kamboj Series.

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Princess Rukmani’s family wants her to marry a prince of their choice. She has eyes only for King Deveshwaraya. But he has rejected her.

Stalled by her family’s opposition to her choice of husband, Rukmani must seek help from the king who refuses to acknowledge the passion between them.

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#excerpt #HiddenPassion #historical #romance #fiction

Sharing here an excerpt from Hidden Passion the story of Kamboj Princess Rukmani.
Rukmani is impetuous and unconventional as is shown by this snippet.
Hope you enjoy!
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He chuckled, startling her out of her dejection, the sound stealing pleasurably to her toes. ‘That passive image is difficult to reconcile with you. No, priya. You’re certainly not so patient as to sit quietly at home. Where did you get that idea? I do wonder. You who’s always after the nearest person she can find to take her spear-hunting or arching arrows or jumping her horse over the obstacles.’

She smiled back, an involuntary shiver stealing down her spine as she saw humour light up those unfathomable eyes which usually gave nothing away.

‘And would you like someone like that with you? Such a wife would be a trial to a Maharaja, wouldn’t she?’

‘I don’t know. He might enjoy taming her wild streak,’ his eyes glinted at her, not backing down.

‘And if she refused to be tamed? What would you do then, maharaj?’

‘Me? I have my ways. I think I’d be able to persuade her.’ His gaze dropped to her mouth.

Awareness rose again, gripping her by the throat. She swallowed as desire to have him physically close swept through her.

She said huskily, ‘Devesh, we are not held by social boundaries now. Why should we have this distance between us?’

Immediately the humour was wiped out of his face, his expression becoming rigid with anger. ‘You’re being foolish. I was jesting. You know I won’t marry you.’

‘I don’t care about marriage.’
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#Excerpt #HiddenPassion #historical #romance

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Historical Romance Hidden Passion. Hidden Passion is the story of Kamboj princess Rukmani and samrat Deveshwarya, set in early middle ages of India.

Enjoy reading!

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His eyes flashed with emotion at her outburst but he didn’t respond to her impetuous words immediately. The pause lengthened and then he said quietly but firmly, ‘I have no interest in ruling over you or your people. The sole aim of the battle was to keep the regents and their atrocities in check. The erstwhile Samrat of Campavati had set a precedent that all the other rulers had started following. The royals had become used to treating farmers as dirt, all because a farmer works with the dirt. The war will serve as a lesson to them. They will remember for a long time that when dirt gets into the eyes, it can make tears flow. Even a farmer can wrest power from those who abuse it.’

Then she had realized why people called him krsaka jayant that literally meant farmer-king. It was rumoured that once he had been a farmer. He had not come to the throne by birth. From his words it seemed it was true.

She had gazed at him, despite herself drawn to a certain magnetism that he exuded. He didn’t look like other royals but he didn’t look like a labourer either. There was a refinement in the way he spoke that made you listen even when you didn’t want to…

He added with a trace of mockery, ‘As for the flowers, I wasn’t tearing them, rajkumari. I don’t pluck flowers. You can see for yourself the roots would have got exposed in rain.’ He pointed and she saw he had been putting soil to anchor the stem of the plant more securely.

Stunned, she stared at him. She was so rarely at a loss for words. But right at that moment she was. A king who was bothered about saving a plant when he should be enjoying his wins? When he was expected to be plundering the spoils of war as he went about proclaiming his victory?

He continued, ‘The details of the treaty will be charted out soon. I can tell you this though. Your life will continue as it was. I will hold the royals accountable for their behavior. That and a certain form of financial reimbursement is all I will require from them.’

That he was discussing state matters with her surprised her even more. But she couldn’t talk to him about it. He was the enemy. The consciousness made her confused as to how she should react. She turned away, not wanting to give in, yet defeated by his arguments. Her swift movement made the wind catch her uttariya and threw it over the branches of the rose bushes nearby.

In her mind, she could still see how tenderly he had untangled it. The thin cloth came off with not a single hole or tear from the thorns.

He’d stepped close to drape it on her. She felt the warmth, the strength of him, felt the light touch as he settled it on her shoulder. For some reason her heart was beating fast, not with anger but an unfamiliar excitement.

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Release Day – Hidden Passion

Woohoo! After much nitpicking and back and forth over editing and re-editing, the day has finally arrived when my new book Hidden Passion is out. It’s a sensual historical set in early medieval India. You might say it’s an adult version of the historical tales of powerful maharajas and intrepid princesses 😉 It’s a quick read, especially meant for those who love history and who love romance.

Along with that, the ebook comes with a cool opening price of only 99 cents!

Yes, only 99 cents.
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So what are you waiting for? Click here and grab this offer while it lasts.

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Blurb:

Rukmani, the youngest of her family, has always had her way and she thinks she would too when the question of her marriage arises. But when she expresses her wishes, her world comes crumbling down because aristocratic affairs seem to matter so much more than her heart. Who can she run to but the strongest ruler of the region, Deveshwaraya?

Devesh finds himself torn between duty and desire. He is drawn to her yet being with her jeopardizes everything he has worked for. When even protecting her invites trouble, how can he let his heart become involved? 

When the walls of monarchical politics rise high between them, will her passion prevail?

Hidden Passion – the story of a princess daring to reach out for her heart’s desire.
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Many thanks to those who collaborated and made this work possible. I have scant words to express my heartfelt appreciation for your efforts. Julia, Wendy, Tanu, Shree, Rubina, Devika, Jazz – this is possible because of you 🙂

Folks, check it out. Here’s the link again. Don’t wait 🙂

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Ciao!

#Coverreveal – Hidden Passion by Summerita Rhayne

Hello friends! 
 
I’m very excited to share the cover of my new book which is a historical romance. Hidden Passion is the story of Princess Rukmani and King Deveshwarya, set in the early medieval India. I’ve always been fascinated by that period of the brave and wise maharajas and beautiful and courageous rajkumaris whose tales I read growing up in Chandamama and Amar Chitra Katha…I wonder how many can relate to those names *smile* But whether you can or not, I feel, no one can remain untouched by the romance and richness of that period. There’s a drama and intrigue in history that simply calls out to imagination. I’ve always wanted to write a historical and the idea for this book came to me in form an image: A princess seeking the sanctuary of a Maharaja whom she thinks she can depend on but that Maharaja being unwilling to help her. I had to think why he wouldn’t and why she had to run to him and slowly the characters took shape: Rukmani, a princess of the Kamboj clan who has been pampered by her family but now is suddenly without support and Deveshwaraya, a Samrat who was not born to a throne but comes to rule by following his convictions.
 
I had a lot of fun delving into history while charting out the setting and the events of this novella. As my characters were not blind followers of tradition, I was able to let my imagination loose a lot. But I also made use of the customs prevalent in the period in the story. For instance, in those times, the princesses could choose their own husbands by the ritual of swayamvara yet the outcome of these was often tied up with many political consequences. Rukmani also finds such a situation hindering her path to love. Even princesses had to struggle sometimes to get their heart’s desire. So even for them life wasn’t easy! 
This is my first historical getting published, so it’s a huge moment for me. Hope you all love the cover!
 
 


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Blurb:
Rukmani, the youngest of her family, has always had her way and she thinks she would too when the question of her marriage arises. But when she expresses her wishes, her world comes crumbling down because she has fallen for the wrong man. Who can she run to but the strongest ruler of the region, Deveshwaraya?

Devesh finds himself torn between duty and desire. He is drawn to her yet being with her jeopardizes everything he has worked for. When even protecting her invites trouble, how can he let his heart become involved? 

When the walls of monarchical politics  rise high between them, will her passion prevail?

Hidden Passion – the story of a princess daring to reach out for her heart’s desire.
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