#Review #HisChristmasSurprise by Kaffeinated Konversations

​Thanks to Kaffeinated Konversations for a fabulous, heartfelt review by the lovely Kavita Singh

“His Christmas Surprise is a romantic novel penned by Summerita Rhayne. It is beautifully wrapped with warmth. It isn’t flashy or tacky but the story grows on you as the characters channel their personalities into realizing love.”

Read the full review here:

http://www.kaffeinatedkonversations.com/his-christmas-surprise/

Download a sample of the book:

Or read initial chapters at Wattpad:

http://my.w.tt/UiNb/TUK2g6ZjSC

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#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.

#review #HisChristmasSurprise by Metroreader

Happy to share this review of His Christmas Surprise by Metroreader.

“The feelings described were so natural that I could feel that it was actually happening in front of me.”

Read the full review at https://metroreader.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/his-christmas-surprise-christmas-romance-series-book-2-by-summerita-rhayne/

Also sharing the exciting news that His Christmas Surprise is featured in top 10 in Amazon Hot New Releases. It’s available at reduced price at Amazon India. 

Book link:

Amazon US:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XS6XZ7J 

Amazon India:

#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.’

…………………

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

In Hot New Releases at Amazon: His Christmas Surprise 

His Christmas Surprise is in the Hot New Releases at Amazon 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/books/10414/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsnr/132-9710543-9160103

Book link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XS6XZ7J 

About the book:

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?

His Christmas Surprise is Book 2 in Christmas romance series.

Published out of season, it seems to be catching attention of people recalling the holidays 🙂

#Romance set in #Goa #HisChristmasSurprise 

We were just talking the other day that spring seems to have vanished. In the West, the winter is prolonged and here in India, the summer is directly upon us.

Seasons are off and the book release of my Christmas romance His Christmas Surprise is also not timed with the holiday season. It should have been released at Christmas, but that didn’t happen.

So, if you’d like to celebrate holidays off season, you can, with His Christmas Surprise, romance set in Goa at Christmas.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XS6XZ7J 

It’s a family oriented romance themed around problems of children in second chance romances.

Not a frivilous romance like the instant attraction and heavily sexual stuff available these days, although it is a sensual romance. So be warned if you’re looking for that! Not that there’s anything wrong in that, have written stuff like that myself, but this one is different.

An excerpt to give you an idea….

Ben tore out of the room like a bullet. He stopped short of running into her and in the second she saw the tears spilling on his cheeks. He gave her a furious look and darted towards the stairway.

She gave a short knock and entered. Dan’s face was set in tense lines still, though the anger was being replaced by something like tiredness.

‘Oh, Tonya. Yes, do come in. I’m really sorry for the mess.’ He spread his hands. ‘I should be able to control them better than this.’

‘It’s really not that much of an issue,’ she disclaimed quickly. ‘I was a kid myself. Kids can turn horrid at times of stress.’

‘That’s an excuse I won’t allow him.’ A hard edge crept into his voice.

‘Can I say something? Don’t be harsh with him.’

He shook his head. ‘You’re saying that? This wasn’t a harmless prank! It’s not the first time either. His teacher has been complaining about him. I thought it was because I wasn’t participating in school activities like his mother used to, but to go on in this way…?’

Silence stretched for a moment and he made a sound of frustration. ‘I came home early because Glen asked me to come and see the holiday pics with them. I don’t believe it has come to this. Anna would never have to–’ He cut himself off.

She felt intrusive for a moment but ignored the feeling in favor of the stronger feeling that he needed to share his troubles. ‘Don’t blame yourself,’ she said softly. ‘Don’t feel it.’

 ‘Don’t tell me what to feel,’ he said gruffly. ‘And don’t defend him.’

She said, going over the words slowly. ‘When Trent was alive, he used to take Toby out every Sunday, sometimes to see vintage war crafts or science museum or butterfly conservatory… Now by myself, no matter how hard I try, I simple can’t make that type of time. It’s not just the financial aspect, though that is there, but there’s just too much to do. I – I’m not like Trent by nature either,’ she confessed, surprising herself because she had never admitted this aloud to anyone. ‘I can’t take off at a moment’s thought like he used to. Toby misses all that, I know, but some things are so hard to take care of.’ Calmly, she met his gaze. ‘You see, I do know. And that’s why I can tell you. Don’t feel bad…or at least not too bad.’

‘Your son hasn’t wrecked someone’s morning work,’ he shot back. The next moment, he exhaled and said on a low note, ‘I don’t know. Nothing seems to work. It’s like they’re not the same kids they used to be. Even Glen hardly talks to me anymore. That’s why today –’ He broke off and gestured towards the stairs. ‘He’s followed his brother upstairs. So much for that break.’

 ‘It’s hard to match perfection.’

‘What did you say?’ Disbelief sounded in his voice. ‘That’s just what I have to face. Anna was so good with them. She never scolded them but they would always do what as she said. And now… Maybe I just don’t know how to handle them.’

Impulsively, she touched his arm. ‘I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to imply anything like that. Just that…Trent was so good with Toby. Last week I forgot to buy him his racket. I miss things at times and feel so guilty.’

‘You are a single parent,’ he said. ‘Then there’s your business. You’re doing such a lot on your own. Don’t beat up yourself.’

‘The same applies to you.’ She smiled.

He smiled back, relaxing slightly. Then a thundercloud came over his brow. ‘No, I can’t let this go just like that. I have to do something to put it right.’

‘Can I make a suggestion? Instead of cutting his practice – sorry, I overheard that – why don’t you talk to his coach and make him spend extra hours there? It would work off his excess energy. If you keep him from his favorite sport, he would only grow more resentful.’

He looked into her anxious gaze for a long moment. She began to feel a little warm by the intensity.

‘How do you work in the kitchen?’ he queried. ‘Doesn’t the heat melt your wax heart?’

Amazon .com:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XS6XZ7J 

His Christmas Surprise: Amazon Hot New Release

I’m very chuffed to share that new book His Christmas Surprise is featured in Amazon’s Hot New Releases!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/10414/ 

It is also a bestseller ranked in top 100 paid books in its category at Amazon. com 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XS6XZ7J