Two books in #bestseller categories #AAR #UV

I have some exciting news 🙂 Today I started my day with some wonderful stats for my books.
Unexpected Valentines: Stories to make you believe in love is #28 in top 100 paid at Amazon kindle in Literature & fiction subcategory > shortstories
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TBC9O9Q

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Yesterday, Against All Rules: A Contemporary Romance was at #44 in World Literature > Asian at Amazon kindle. Today it is at no.69 but still in the top 100 paid in Amazon recommended category.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MY2QVRS

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Thank you, readers, for taking the ranking high. Against All Rules remained in top 100 paid in this category from July ’15 to Jan ’16 and good to see it’s back there again. If you have read it, do leave a review at Amazon and Goodreads.
What kind of romance do you like to read? Share your thoughts. Also check out the Giveaway section of this blog. A copy of new release His Christmas Delight is up for grabs!

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#contest #UnexpectedValentines #results

Hi folks,
Excited to announce the result of the giveaway contest for short stories collection Unexpected Valentines. And the winner is….drum roll…Purba Chakraborty! Congrats Purba. You win the ebook Unexpected Valentines, bestseller in anthologies at Amazon.

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Here’s Purba’s winning entry.
I asked:
If Valentine’s day was wiped out of calendar, who would suffer more, the marketers or the lovers?
Purba’s answer:
If Valentine’s Day was wiped out of the calendar, the marketers would suffer much more than the lovers. 

This is because lovers don’t need a “Valentine’s Day” to celebrate love. They can always celebrate it whenever they are together. Moreover, occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries are always there to make each other feel special and loved.

On the other hand, the marketers target the Valentine’s week and more specifically the Valentine’s Day to make lots of money from the lovers.

Very well said, Purba.

Purba is an author, Poet, Content Developer, Freelance Writer, Blogger and Social Influencer.
Her links are as follows :
Blog: www.reverieofpurba.blogspot.in  |www.purbareviews.blogspot.in
Facebook: facebook.com/writerpurbachakraborty
Twitter: twitter.com/Manchali_Purba

If you would like to express your views to above question and take part in the contest, sent in your entry by clicking Contact me tab. The draw will be at the end of the month.

Announcing #winner of #MothersDay #contest

We have a winner for the MothersDay contest and it is…drum roll…Ashwini!
Congrats, Ashwini 🙂

Here’s her story which wins her the book of her choice.
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There are so many things to tell about my mother from where to start is major problem for me.There is incident that happened when I was child. This incident is still vivid memory only because of my ma’s support.It was during my third standard my teachers complained to principal that I did not do any homework. I did not know why they suddenly complained about me that day .Without understanding anything I came home. I tried to make out what went wrong but all my efforts went in vain and that before going to bed I suddenly started crying .On hearing my slow sobs my ma patted my head and asked the reason behind this So when I told about it .She just asked me “Is there any home work to do? I will do it for you .Then I nodded and gave her my homework and slept on her lap with a pale face. While she completed my home work by staying all awake the entire night .Even though she had go to her office by 7am the next day.

I LOVE ALL YOUR BOOKS Summerita.But Unexpected Valentines is my all time favorite.”
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Thank you,  Ashwini! And many thanks for sharing this lovely story of your mom. Mothers are like that, aren’t they?  They would do anything to make their child happy 🙂

Hope you all enjoyed Mother’s day. What special thing did you do? Do share in the comments 🙂

Here’s an excerpt from Unexpected Valentines – short story romance collection that Ashwini loves. Hope you enjoy!
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This is from the story ‘Love at Loggerheads’

Her breath roughened again after few feet and she looked around for some rock or something to lean against, finally settling down against a tree stump.
‘What an ideal way to keep fit, bearing such a heavy weight.’
The mocking male voice with the rather pleasantly deep tenor unreasonably jarred against her senses. She made a face on recognizing it. Danish Batra. Her nemesis in court.
‘What weight?’ She squinted up at him as he descended the slope and came closer.
‘I was talking to the tree, not you.’
She should have expected that. ‘Ho gaya?’ She asked with awful politeness. ‘Are you done? I thought you were intolerable only in the courtroom. My mistake apparently.’
‘Oh I didn’t realize you were expecting me to be charming. Why didn’t you tell me so before?’ He pretended to give her a scrutiny. ‘Now what should I say? Oh yes. Blue suits you!’
Muffled up as she was in layers with a bulky blue cardigan over her jeans, she knew that was no compliment. Even if he had been meaning to be sincere. Which he wasn’t. ‘Nice try, Batra. Casanova has his work cut out trying to beat you.’
‘Casanova’s nothing compared to me and you know it.’ He winked.
‘Did I mention? Modesty is so becoming in a gentleman.’
‘I love your tastes.’ He grinned and Saumya found herself smiling. Funny she’d never noticed how attractively his eyes crinkled up at the corners. His teeth were nice and that mouth was so well shaped, like it had been chiseled with a fine hand…
What was she thinking? She tore her gaze away from him. He settled down beside her.
‘Why are you back?’
‘I was looking for you.’
‘Oh you missed me!’ She couldn’t help the sarcasm. ‘How touching!’
‘Isn’t it?’ He said easily. ‘The air was beginning to dampen without your sharp wit.

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#giveaway #UnexpectedValentines #shortstorycollection

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.”

~ Thomas Merton

Isn’t that a beautiful quote? Do you have your own favourite love quote? Share it here and it can win you a copy of Unexpected Valentines.
Yes, that’s the condition of this giveaway. Share an inspiring and romantic quote in the comments to enter the giveaway for this short story collection.

Here’s something about the book:
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Love can be found at the most unexpected places, with unlikely people. Your heart might be searching for love but when love finally hits, it shies away from committing.
What are the barriers that keep two people away, even when perfect love is just within reach?
Explore the ways love can be discovered. Celebrate romance with this quick read ideal for romance fiction lovers.

Stories in this collection:

Unexpected Valentine

The Magic Within

Love at loggerheads

Chained to Shadows

Right or Wrong

Coffee and Clashes

Hooded Desire

Available at:
http://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Valentines-Stories-make-believe-ebook/dp/B00TBC9O9Q

Add it to Goodreads at:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24867685-unexpected-valentines

EXCERPT:

‘Get off me.’ She said through her teeth.

He looked down at her, shifting to take his weight on his elbows, ‘You really go red when you’re angry, did you know that? It reminds me of something.’

‘I hope it reminds you of chili peppers!’ she snapped. ‘So you wouldn’t dare topple over me again.’

‘Punjabi tadka, my gorgeous, isn’t complete without red chili peppers. It isn’t chili peppers but roses that you remind me of. And, don’t blame me, it wasn’t me who caused us to slip.’ He paused, then said in an altogether different, huskier tone, ‘I hope you won’t taste it. More precisely won’t mind if you did taste it.’

‘What?’  She squirmed but not much. Experience had already told her the safety was in remaining immobile. Some safety. She could feel the warmth of him permeating through her thick clothes. Along with his scent. She took a deep breath and it went into her system. Delicious. Damn! She closed her eyes, praying for sense.

‘Taste the alcohol.’ he explained patiently above her, forcing her to focus on him. A little smile played on his mouth, ‘when I kiss you.’

‘How dare you even think that, you – you kerschnickered bear!’

‘I must be drunk.’ he said with a quiet chuckle that rumbled through his chest. ‘I’ve never had the urge to kiss a fat woman before.’

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So what are you waiting for? Share your favourite quote and get a chance to win this book!

#Bookrelease Day – Unexpected Valentines – a short story collection basedon #Valentinesday

Hi folks! Hopping with excitement here because today is the book release day for Unexpected Valentines – stories to make you believe in love!

Happily, things have worked out so that the release day for this collection of love stories coincides with the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s day, giving us yet another reason to celebrate romance!

Check out this cover 🙂

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It’s available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TBC9O9Q

Here’s something about the book:

Love can be found at the most unexpected places, with unlikely people. Your heart might be searching for love but when love finally hits, it shies away from committing. 
What are the barriers that keep two people away, even when perfect love is just within reach? 
Explore the ways love can be discovered. Celebrate romance with this quick read ideal for romance fiction lovers.

Stories in this collection:

Unexpected Valentine

The Magic Within

Love at loggerheads

Chained to Shadows

Right or Wrong

Coffee and Clashes

Hooded Desire

Soak in romance between these pages. Check out Unexpected Valentines…meeting of unlikely lovers:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TBC9O9Q

Have a lovely Valentine’s day! ♥

Unexpected Valentines – A #Valentinesday release

Hi folks, I’m super excited to share news about my latest book which is a short story collection set for release on none other than than the lovers’ day! 🙂
What better date than 14th Feb. to celebrate ‘stories to make you believe in love’ ? Unexpected Valentines blossoms with happy endings.

About the book:

Love can be found at the most unexpected places, with unlikely people. Your heart might be searching for love but when love finally hits, it shies away from committing.
What are the barriers that keep two people away, even when perfect love is just within reach?
Explore the ways love can be discovered. Celebrate romance with this quick read ideal for romance fiction lovers.

Stories in this collection:

Unexpected Valentine

The Magic Within

Love at loggerheads

Chained to Shadows

Right or Wrong

Coffee and Clashes

Hooded Desire

Preorder now at:

http://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Valentines-Stories-make-believe-ebook/dp/B00TBC9O9Q

Add to Goodreads at:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24867685-unexpected-valentines