Today I’m sharing a snippet from soon to he released paranormal romance Avera’s Unraveling. Hope you like it.
‘I’m here…on a mission.’ Caramel brown eyes suddenly engaged hers. She felt alarm feather along her spine. Mission. What a word to use! Her nostrils flared slightly as though in some precognition of danger. ‘I must go. It’s late.’ He had leaned closer and he didn’t move. She felt his breath on her face as he spoke, warm, and smelling of sweet earth and leaves. ‘Even Cinderella had time for a dance. Come on, just one more.’ His gaze held her in a potent lure.
There was something different in his touch now. He held her close to his body, as they swayed to the slow music. His hands were on the base of her spine. She knew she was courting danger staying when her pulse was shimmying up. She was past caring.
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Hope you all had a great weekend. I’m excited to share the awesome news that new release Teething Troubles of Love rose to bestseller in its niche category and got an orange flag at Amazon Kindle. This was repeated in another category. I loved writing this book so I was jumping up and down 🙂
If you have kindle unlimited, you can read it for free. Do check it out. If you are reviewer, write to me through the contact me tab for free copy. If you love romcoms and like some Indian flavor, do pick up this book.
Blurb: Sheena and Vinayak are doctors in the same dental institute, but their paths would never have crossed if Sheena’s deception hadn’t woven a web of lies in which Vinayak became entangled. Sheena has claimed a fake engagement and surprisingly, Vinayak agrees to let it go on. But as attraction between them grows, Sheena knows this time she has gone too far. Fake engagement can never lead to real love.
Sheena and Vinayak are doctors in the same dental institute, but their paths would never have crossed if Sheena’s deception hadn’t woven a web of lies in which Vinayak became entangled. Sheena has claimed a fake engagement and surprisingly, Vinayak agrees to let it go on. But as attraction between them grows, Sheena knows this time she has gone too far. Fake engagement can never lead to real love.
She didn’t have any luck in love. All her so-called suitors had brought was trouble on her head. And now she had got into hot water with the most eligible bachelor of the institute, the Head of Orthodontics and an aristocrat to boot. How did she do this? Talk about messing up her chances. She had to get out of this quagmire. He opened his mouth but before he could make yet another cutting remark, she dived in. ‘You were a good choice,’ she confessed. ‘You never attend the parties and hardly the cultural programs. I thought you’d never catch wind of it.’ ‘What did you get out of it?’ ‘I – oh peace of mind for eight months.’ ‘Eight months?’ He looked thunderstruck. Obviously unable to process her final blow, he sank down into his chair. ‘You’ve been carrying out this – this masquerade for eight months?’ *
Hi folks, today I have author Sudesna Ghosh’s book, Mita’s Dilemma under the spotlight. Check it out and don’t miss reading the delectable excerpt from the book.
Blurb Newly single and fresh into a great job, Mita isn’t looking for a relationship. There’s her sweet, good looking colleague who reminds her of someone she’d rather forget. And then there’s the temptation of no strings attached pleasure. She is a woman trying to figure out what she wants and she’s in no hurry — until a furry little creature comes into her life, forcing her to make a choice. It’s sexy. It’s cute. It’s heart-warming. A romantic comedy with heart set in Kolkata, India.
Excerpt Mita tried not to ogle him. His wet white shirt and facial hair reminded her of Shah Rukh Khan dancing in the rain in Dilwale. He came in and threw off his shoes. His shirt followed. Now she was admiring his strong abdomen and his broad chest. A perfect toasty brown.
“Will you stop staring and get me a towel?” He sounded annoyed.
Mita got him one and pointed him in the direction of the bathroom. Surely, he couldn’t take his jeans off in her living room. She shouted after him, “I was not staring at you!”
Facing her with a seductive look, he replied, “That’s okay. You can stare.”
She rolled her eyes, letting him go inside for a hot shower. She had turned on the geyser for herself but she wasn’t that wet so she could wait. Ruchi called to check if she’d reached home safely.
She told her that she was fine, adding, “Suraj is staying over tonight.”
Her friend got excited, asking her if this was wise considering they were colleagues and that he looked like her ex. Mita promised her she’d go straight to bed. Alone. Suraj could sleep on the divan. It was cozy.
He came out wearing the towel around his waist.
Grinning, he asked, “Do you have anything I could wear for the night?”
About the Author Sudesna (Sue) Ghosh is an author based in Kolkata, India. She’s a graduate of University of Rochester (USA) and an ex features journalist. Her short stories and feature articles have appeared in major newspapers and magazines across India. Since 2017, she has published around 20 kindle books for both children and adults. Along with being a full-time reader and writer, Sue does what she can for stray animals and loves to spend time with her rescue cats.
I’m happy to share the book release of Physiology of Love with all of you. Hope you’ll check it out and enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed penning this novella. It’s the story of Dr. Aashita and Dr. Hardik, professors working in a medical institute who struggle to find their HEA. In the pandemic times, it didn’t look like it would see the published status, but thankfully it got done and is now up at Amazon kindle. Yay! Excuse me for the happy dance 🙂
Sharing below the details of the book.
Dr. Hardik Kashyap is looking forward to a new job and to deepen his friendship with lovely Dr. Aashita when he joins as HOD in Physiology at Central Medical Institute. Unfortunately, his expectations smash to bits. His start at his new post is far from amiable, and as for Dr. Aashita, she sends a shower of angry sparks his way at every meeting. He is willing to keep things at the friendship level, but it seems nothing works with her. As a physiologist, he’s well versed in the regulations of the body functions and the working of the mind, but he just can’t seem to get a handle on the physiology of love.
‘Please, Aashita, let’s discuss this calmly –’ She cast him a smoldering glance and he corrected hastily, ‘Dr. Aashita – ma’am. Why don’t you sit down?’ ‘I can listen just as well standing.’ She stood upright and folded her arms. ‘So why exactly did you change the schedule?’ Hardik looked at her, still not believing she’d gone into this attacking mode. He spread his hands in a pacifying gesture. ‘I thought we could work together, you know, seeing how well we got along when you came for the exam at my college. We enjoyed the same food choices together and went sight-seeing and trekking…’ He waited for a reaction and tagged on, ‘I still have the pinecones you painted one evening. Wasn’t that fun?’ When she stiffened and didn’t make any reply, he tried again, spreading his hands in a placating way, ‘As the Head, it’s my job to assign the classes –’ ‘So you came prepared to walk all over everyone.’ She unfolded an arm to make a walking gesture with two fingers on his desk top that at any other moment would have been comical. But confronted with her snapping gaze, laughter was the last thing on his mind. ‘Very well, if that’s your way, I should learn to put up with it.’ ‘No! Aashita, listen –’ Hardik tried to find the words, but she was gone. He half rose then sat down again. A frown creased his forehead. It hadn’t been his fault that she didn’t get the schedule and the words were completely uncalled for. How could he understand what had made her do this? A slow anger at her unjustified rage began to simmer within him.
Today is Monday and time to share #FeistyFemmes #Mondaymention excerpts.
To refresh the rules for you, every Monday you can share an excerpt which highlights a sassy retort or action from a female character. You can share as a reader from your current read or as an author from your books. Promote your post and others’ post by searching for above hashtags on Twitter.
As promised, sharing today a woman-centric book extract from one of my books for Monday.
Today’s snippet is from A Twist of Fate. It is a historical romance set in early medieval India.
In this excerpt, Charu has to take part in a pretence with Deva so they can make a getaway. It’s a light hearted passage so enjoy the repartee 🙂
‘It’s a pity you are so well built,’ Charu said, stepping close to him. ‘A slimmer man does the role of a hen-pecked husband much better.’
His eyes narrowed. ‘If you mean what I think you mean –’
‘Get ready to shed a bit of your pride,’ she smirked. ‘My aunt’s maid was a tyrant with her husband and I know the way things got in her household.’
‘No.’ He shook his head. ‘I’d rather go for an attack on the kotapala, than be a cowering spouse.’
‘We don’t have much choice. And I have no intention of being caught as your accomplice.’ She put her hands on her sides.
He still shook his head. ‘You don’t need to go with me.’
‘I do. Where else could I go? Look at the brawlers coming up behind us.’
He looked over his shoulder and heard raucous laughter from the heaving bellies of the wrestlers’ group. ‘All right. Take care.’
‘Oh, I would! Take care of you, I mean.’
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Charulata wants revenge. She seeks to spill the blood of the man who ruined her. She has lost her home, her family and her prestige because of him.
Deva knows he had earned the wrath of this woman. But embittered and devastated, he’s like a wounded lion hunting his enemies, hurting her when he didn’t mean to…
Share more woman centric excerpts from your books and books you’re reading and use hashtags on Twitter as I’ve stated in the previous #Mondaymention post.
Let’s start a new thread for blogging for writers and readers by name of #Mondaymention. Under this you will share one excerpt from your book or a book you have read that has some component of strong response or action by a female protagonist indicated by the hashtag #feistyfemmes. So, when you share the excerpt put the title of the post as I have, except that you must replace my book title with the title from which you take the excerpt. Also please share all the posts with the hashtags. Since we are all busy we’ll limit sharing to Mondays and Tuesdays only.
Sharing here some saucy comeback from the heroine, Yashita, in historical A Secret Tie. Yashita is a spy working for King Hitaksha and is set on leaving her duty and getting married. Here’s a showdown between the two.
‘Don’t let your hunger for security lure you into disaster,’ he continued in a harsh tone.
She stiffened. He had put the tip of dagger on the vulnerable spot in her wound. She had no option, but to say, with a false assumption of calmness. ‘Security? You’re surely belittling my romance. Love is beyond all limits. You have not experienced it, maharaj, so forgive me, but this is not your arena. When you cannot play, how can you define the rules of the game?’
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Yashita has chosen to lead the life of a spy. But after years of serving the ruler well, she has now a request. She wants to get married and settle down. To her utmost relief, King Hitaksha agrees to set her free. But he has a condition. She must fulfil one more mission before he will allow her to leave his service.
Through the dangers of ancient politics and twisted monarchy, Yashita faces threats and perils to the mission. Battling through unknown kingdoms, she must play a dangerous game to save her life and the King’s. But there’s far tougher trial she must live through constantly. The forbidden attraction the King holds for her…