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.
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?
Sharing today the cover reveal of Ruchi Vasudeva’s book You Can’t Fight A Royal Attraction. Previously published by Harlequin, this book is being re-released in kindle format. Check out the cover and the book details here:
Being devoted to his friends, Zaheer and Vishakha, the couple who helped him find his place in Mumbai, Rihaan is determined to keep Vishakha from worrying about her wild – and now divorced – sister. The logical option is to sweep the troublemaker off her feet to a supposedly romantic weekend getaway. But Saira is gorgeous and infuriating in equal measures. What’s more, she won’t stay slotted under the ‘bad girl’ label he had for her. Can he handle the real Saira?
Saira knows her reputation has preceded her. She shouldn’t care, but Rihaan intrigues her no end. Already, she finds it hard to fight his appeal and maintain a cool distance from the reclusive yet arrestingly attractive scriptwriter. And then she discovers Rihaan has a secret. When the mystery about him unravels, will it tear them apart? At any cost, she cannot risk more heart break…
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Release date: July 18th, 2018
About the Author:
Ruchi Vasudeva is a doctor by profession, a teacher by vocation and an author by destiny. The writing bug long resided in her till the Passions contest held by Harlequin for Indian authors gave her a golden opportunity to have her dream realized. She debuted in August ’13 with her book ‘Bollywood Fiancé For A Day’. She writes romantic fiction with conflicted characters. She loves to write about spirited heroines getting hurtled out of their daily life as soon as they cross paths with their rather challenging heroes.
Juggling job, writing and family life isn’t something she would recommend to anyone who wants peace and calm but at the end of the day, she finds it very fulfilling. When not bent over the laptop, she might be found with her nose in books or munching nachos at the movies with her husband and two kids or glued to the telecast of Team India in action. Sometimes she drags herself for long walks and surprisingly discovers they are rather good for brewing story ideas. ‘Romance,’ she holds, ‘can feel over-hyped in this day and age but is all too tangible and needed in life on daily basis.’
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Extract from the book:
What was it about that cool hauteur that made her want to play with fire?
‘Of course, you’re no danger to me in a…’ deliberately she let her gaze run over him. ‘…sexual way, are you?’ He didn’t miss it nor did he miss the insolence she projected. She could see his mouth tighten in controlled annoyance. For a wild minute she wished he’d let loose and the unreasoning thought made her heartbeat pick up.
‘Are you trying to challenge me?’ Her heart jumped up at the deep voice laced with mockery. Coward, she derided. Surely she wasn’t frightened of him?
‘No challenge for you surely? You can hardly stand the sight of me.’ She reminded him.
‘Am I supposed to jump on you in fervent denial of that statement, swearing that I can’t keep my hands off you?’ A dark eyebrow rose. ‘Sorry, but your little game won’t wash, Sehgal.’ Irritatingly he addressed her by her surname again.
‘Oh how astute you are, Khehra!’ She widened her eyes. ‘You catch on so fast, guess I’ll have to watch myself more around you.’ She formed a pout, aware of his gaze moving to it, feeling an unreasonable thrill as it did. She must be mad. Or starved of fun. But somehow she couldn’t not try to get a reaction out of that stone monument.
His eyes narrowed, ‘Whatever you’re trying, I’m not looking for trouble, and I’d advise you not to go poke for it either.’
‘So disappointing!’ She shook her head sorrowfully, ‘Here I was getting thrilled to bits we’re going to have this weekend. Just us. Lonesome, twosome.’
If you enjoyed the excerpt, do check out the book. It’s available at special pre order discount price right now.
Avni is such a girl. When the man she loves and cares for wholeheartedly, throws her a curve ball, she chooses to walk away. What comes next for Avni?
Happy to share with you all that His Christmas Miracle released on 12th Feb.
Read the blurb:
Kyle Masson’s marriage has been a sham. Now after two years of apparent happiness, all he’s left with, is a surrogate mother, pregnant with his child. Determined to at least be a proper father, he is ready to care for her throughout her pregnancy. But his experience has left him suspicious. Duped by one woman, he’s determined not to let Chrissie out of his sight. So, when she plans a trip to India without his knowledge, Kyle follows hot on her heels.
Chrissie feels oppressed by her situation. Kyle’s heavy-handed tactics are driving her mad and to complicate matters even further, she’s seriously attracted to him. Surely she can’t be drawn to a man this bossy? And then as she gets to know him, an insidious, impossible dream begins. That her baby should have both parents.
As compelling attraction drives them together, that wistful yearning appears to take on a hazy form.
But Chrissie knows her dreams are poised to be shattered. For she is bound to be only a surrogate, never a real mum.
It’s available at Kindle unlimited and as Kindle ebook at all Amazon marketplaces.
What reviewers say:
“From the get-go, the writing is such that it evoked strong feelings and emotions in me.” – Floryie
“sweet, tough and sassy story” – Ashwini GK
Sharing here about the lovely review for Last Man She’d Love from The Book Elf. Thank you!
A snippet from the review:
“I like the way her heroines are not clingy damsel in distress. They don’t need to be rescued; rather they can do the rescuing for others.”
I like that a reviewer appreciates the same quality in the heroines of my book that I do.
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Sharing an excerpt from new release Last Man She’d Love. Have you read it yet? Happy to share that this humorous, contemporary romance with a touch of family drama is in top 200 paid ebooks at Kindle store Amazon India. Read the blurb here:
Hope you wil enjoy this extract!
She went to her chair. ’What do you want?’
‘Is that an invitation?’
She did an eyeroll. ‘How can you spout so much nonsense? Do you constantly practice or is it an inborn trait?’ she asked sweetly.
‘That’s better,’ he approved. ‘I didn’t like the long face.’
She looked up startled by both the lack of mockery in his tone and the idea that he had sensed her feelings.
‘My private affairs are mine and really none of your business.’
Then she stopped, because something like a loud warning bell rang out in her mind.
‘That’s what I meant,’ Guy was saying, ‘Back to freezing.’
Wasn’t it true, she reflected, what they said about having to eat your words. This morning she had had to eat her jibe about money when she mocked Meghna.
And now… She stared meditatively at Guy. It might be that she would have to take back what she said about keeping him out of her personal affairs.
He raised those mobile dark brows. ‘You’re looking at me quite dangerously. Should I be alarmed? I’ve only seen you look like that when you took away the part of Sheila’s boyfriend from David and handed him the script to play her jerk of a boss instead.’
‘He had the right inflection of voice to utter threats, and he looked good in a suit,’ she said absently.
Download the ebook at a discounted price from Amazon