#excerpt #AgainstTheTide #historical #romance #AgainstTheTide #newrelease #History

Hi folks, sharing a snippet from Against The Tide- The King and the Concubine, a historical romance set in ancient India which is a newly released book and already no. 1 new release at Amazon.

Enjoy the extract!

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Excerpt:

He often glanced at her in an intent way, but now his gaze was so intense, it took her breath away and sent an answering surge through her being, so powerful that she was scared of what it meant. Warnings of her mother resounded in her brain. A concubine could never aspire to respectability or to wifely status. She must captivate and hold attention, while keeping her inner self apart from the man and her heart intact. Lohana could not sustain his gaze and let her lashes fall, lest she betray what she wanted to hide. He came close and tugged at her improvised mask to reveal her mouth, then bent down and kissed her – a soft persuasive touch that swept her senses like the wind, taking way her restraint. A trembling awareness ripped through her. This tenderness was unlooked for. Passion, yes, coy glances, flirtation. His confession could have been a compliment. But somehow it wasn’t. It was homage, and so was the kiss…

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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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#Coverreveal #newbook #historical Against The Tide by Summerita Rhayne

Hello!

I’m excited to share the cover reveal of new historical romance set in ancient India. It’s titled Against the Tide – The King and the Concubine

The story is about a concubine falling for the king – as you can guess from the title – and it has intrigues, little deceptions and bit of adventure, occuring against the backdrop of the culture of post Vedic India.

Without much ado, here’s the cover.

So what do you think?

Hope you liked it and will also like the book releasing soon.

Blurb:

Can a concubine fall in love?

Lohana never meant to fall for the king. She’s trained in the all the arts of captivating men for their wealth. A concubine must not dream of becoming someone’s life partner. But King Jayatshatru has managed to steal her heart. The aristocracy forbids such attachment. As love grows, the intrigue against her deepens. Can she fight the forces against her? Does she even want to, when dreaming of happiness can lead both her and the king to ultimate ruin?

 #excerpt #historical #setinIndia #HiddenPassion #99cents #novella 

Hello everyone,

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

Share the excerpt if you like it 🙂

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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?

To read, buy the book at:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RBUM0EG

 

#contest #giveaway of #TheEligiblePrincess as follow-up to #Tornadogiveaway

First of all, huge thanks to all those who participated in the Tornado giveaway and showered support for The Eligible Princess. I cannot express by words the appreciation for the efforts of the Book Club, for the unstinting support showed by Rubina Ramesh and the core team whirling up the Tornado 🙂 yes, it was a great big whirl. Thank you!
Congrats to all the winners!!!
If you participated and did not win, don’t worry, here’s another chance to win an ecopy of The Eligible Princess.

All you have to do is message me via the contact page, why you would like to read a historical set in India.
The best answer will receive a copy of the ebook plus sneak preview chapters of my new book featuring a Bollywood diva.
Intrigued? Well, don’t wait. Send me your reply. I’ll pick a winner a fortnight from today 🙂

Here’s the link to check out the book and a snippet from book blogger Nikita’s review.

“I absolutely adored each and every page in the story and the end left me sniffling with a goofy, big smile on my face.” Full review at Amazon.

A historical romance set in Early Medieval India, The Eligible Princess is the second book in the Indian Princesses Saga and follows the story of the elder Kamboj princess, Princess Lakshaya.

Links:

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

Amazon.in:
http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00Z09FAQA

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?

Set in the Early Middle Ages in India, Book 2 in the Kamboj Princesses Saga follows Lakshaya in her journey to discover desire, passion, intrigue and love.

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#Coverreveal #Book 2 #KambojPrincessesSaga #TheEligiblePrincess

Thrilled to share, courtesy The Book Club, the cover of Book 2 In the Kamboj Princesses Saga. If you’ve read Hidden Passion, prepare yourself to get immersed in opulence and adventure of early medieval India



Cover Reveal:


The Eligible Princess



AFTER HIDDEN PASSION, THE KAMBOJ PRINCESSES SAGA CONTINUES WITH RUKMANI’S SISTER LAKSHAYA…

by 


Summerita Rhayne



Blurb 


King Kartikeya needs a bride. The more blue-blooded the better for him. Princess Lakshaya must marry to please her family. She is sick of being rejected by suitor after suitor. She must not fail this time. 



But what when she finds that King Kartikeya is not who she thinks he is? Can she still go ahead with this marriage? Set in Early Middle Ages in India, Book 2 in the Kamboj Princesses Saga follows Lakshaya in her journey to discover the passion of her life and love. Find adventure, intrigue, history and romance in this sensual historical fiction, Book 2 in the Kamboj Princesses Saga.


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About the Author 


 

Summerita Rhayne loves to write sensual and emotional romance. There’s no knowing when some quirky – or sometimes even not so quirky – happening in daily life might trigger her right brain and then she’s off craving a new story. She loves writing characters who learn and grow and find their way out of their troubles and emotional hang-ups. Hot, sensual heroes and sassy but sweet heroines mostly fit the bill in her stories. She also believes that a touch of humor never goes amiss in a book.





She divides her time between family, job and writing – and loves winding down with music, movies and the internet!


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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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Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RBUM0EG