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Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Bollywood Fiancé for a Day. In this, Vishakha and Zaheer take a step forward to solving the misconceptions about each other.

Enjoy!

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The corner of his mouth lifted slightly. ‘Yeah, you do want to hang me by a bad name, don’t you, but I’ve been resisting your attempts. Just because I was delayed that day…’

Delayed. A small bell trilled somewhere in her mind. That was what he’d said then. Had she misunderstood? Worse. Leapt to the conclusion that he had been late for his own selfish purposes? Could he have been genuinely detained somewhere? She looked at him, searching for the answers to her silent questions, finding herself spellbound by something in the green depths of his eyes.

Then she tore her gaze away from his mesmerizing eyes. Much as she wanted to prolong this time near him and satisfy her curiosity as well, she couldn’t escape the horde of suffering people outside the door.

He seemed to sense her change of mood. ‘When can we talk?’

The quick query sent excitement thudding through her. She tried to tone it down. He was probably worried she would give him bad press. The way they had parted must have made him suspicious of her babbling to the media. Didn’t a PR team handle such matters though, for people like him?

‘As you see, I’m going to be very busy for a while.’ She gestured beyond the door. ‘It might take me anything from half an hour to an hour at least to examine this group.’

‘I’ll wait.’

He would? Surely it had to be something important. Pertaining to his career? She admonished her errantly skidding heart. For God’s sake, why would a dropdead gorgeous star like him single her out?

Not that she was admitting, even to herself, that he was gorgeous.

Come on, Vishakha. You aren’t going to add lying to your failings, are you?

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Blurb:

What can possibly save you from cutting a sorry figure after being jilted by your very suitable fiancé?Well, if you could secure a movie star as a replacement, it would be bound to still all the wagging tongues!
Studious Dr. Vishakha never dreamed that winning a date with Bollywood heartthrob Zaheer Saxena would land her in an unusual deal to benefit both of them. Zaheer wants to ward off unwanted attention from his leading lady and agrees to help her save her face. It’s just a business-like arrangement for Vishakha – except that she hadn’t factored in the unwanted, yet extremely potent attraction the hotshot star would hold for her. But she has to keep in mind that make believe is his talent before she starts weaving romantic dreams about him.

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THE BODYGUARD
by
Ruchi Singh
 
 
 
Blurb
 
Someone wants Vikramaditya Seth Jr. dead. 
 
He refuses the Z+ security option offered by the government. With too many variables trust is hard to come by…
 
Esha Sinha prepares for her first assignment outside of active-army service, oblivious to the fact that she has to baby-sit a man who has no respect for rules or protocol—a man who is headstrong, workaholic and a tenacious flirt. As the attraction between Vikram and Esha simmers and sizzles, another attempt is made on his life. 
 
The killer is resourceful and determined. 
 
The motive is unclear and perplexing.
 
Will they be able to nab the assassin before he gets to Vikram?


 

 

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About the author
 
 
Ruchi Singh is a novelist, and writes in two genres; romance and crime. Winner of the ‘Times Of India’ WriteIndia Season I under Amish Tripathi, she began her writing career writing short stories and articles, which have been published on various online forums. She has been a contributing author to many anthologies and Jugnu is her third novel.
 
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Sharing an excerpt from new release Bollywood Fiance for a Day. In this, Zaheer puts an idea into Dr. Vishakha’s head.

Enjoy!

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‘Don’t just keep on feeling angry about it. Do something.’ The command startled her.
‘Like what?’
‘Something to show her.’ The comment caught her attention. ‘The best revenge of all is to live well,’ he quoted softly.
‘Meaning?’
His eyes held a sudden gleam. ‘Meaning that instead of sitting moping around like the ditched ex-fiancée, you could show off the new man in your life and let them know you’re more than all right.’
She laughed. ‘What man would I show them?’
He said, ‘Well, for instance, there’s me.’
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Blurb:
What can possibly save you from cutting a sorry figure after being jilted by your very suitable fiancé?Well, if you could secure a movie star as a replacement, it would be bound to still all the wagging tongues!
Studious Dr. Vishakha never dreamed that winning a date with Bollywood heartthrob Zaheer Saxena would land her in an unusual deal to benefit both of them. Zaheer wants to ward off unwanted attention from his leading lady and agrees to help her save her face. It’s just a business-like arrangement for Vishakha – except that she hadn’t factored in the unwanted, yet extremely potent attraction the hotshot star would hold for her. But she has to keep in mind that make believe is his talent before she starts weaving romantic dreams about him.
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Wait, while I take a jig around the room 🙂 Now you’ll have to put up with some whoops! New release Bollywood Fiance for a Day has finally hit top 100 at the Kindle store at Amazon India.

Pinching myself, because it’s also at no. 5 in its category and in top three Hot New Releases!

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Blurb:

What can possibly save you from cutting a sorry figure after being jilted by your very suitable fiancé?Well, if you could secure a movie star as a replacement, it would be bound to still all the wagging tongues!
Studious Dr. Vishakha never dreamed that winning a date with Bollywood heartthrob Zaheer Saxena would land her in an unusual deal to benefit both of them. Zaheer wants to ward off unwanted attention from his leading lady and agrees to help her save her face. It’s just a business-like arrangement for Vishakha – except that she hadn’t factored in the unwanted, yet extremely potent attraction the hotshot star would hold for her. But she has to keep in mind that make believe is his talent before she starts weaving romantic dreams about him.

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RISING FROM THE ASHES: 
A Short Story: Prequel to Knitted Tales 2 
by 
Rubina Ramesh
 

 

 
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She was one of the most beautiful woman Asura Sambara had laid his eyes on. 
 
Possessing a beauty of this magnitude became his passion. Sambara kidnapped her and whisked her off to his palace. 
 
Mayavati knows she has no option but to bow down to his wishes. But what about the young man who always haunts her dreams? She had no clue why she was in this palace but after speaking to the mischief making Sage Narada, it all started making sense to her. 
 
Who was Mayavati and what was she doing in Asura’s palace? 
 
Was Sambara her destiny? 
 
Disclaimer: This short story is a mythological fiction and should be treated as such. The author does not claim it to be a retelling of the Puranas. This piece is a product of her unbridled imagination. 
 
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Blog Tour by The Book Club of DESTINED by Rubina Ramesh
Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.

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I’m happy to share with you Book Release day of Bollywood Fiance for a Day. This was my debut book and first published by Harlequin when they began the Passions contest for Indian authors. My story, Her Dream Date won the contest along with two others and I was given a chance to develop the story into a novel. The result was a sparkling, spicy but sweet romance between a serious doctor and a jazzy movie star. I’m excited to published its new edition at Amazon as an ebook.

Here’s something about the book:

Blurb:

What can possibly save you from cutting a sorry figure after being jilted by your very suitable fiancé? Well, if you could secure a Bollywood star as a replacement, it would be bound to still all the wagging tongues!

Studious Dr. Vishakha never dreamed that winning a date with Bollywood heartthrob Zaheer Saxena would land her in an unusual deal to benefit both of them. Zaheer wants to ward off unwanted attention from his leading lady and agrees to help her save her face. But she has to keep in mind that Zaheer can easily distinguish between pretense and reality before she begins to wish this were a dream that would come true…

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Excerpt:

‘You want to go on a date with me?’ He directed a quizzical glance at her.

‘Isn’t that what you just offered?’

‘I just wonder what you’re offering.’ The overtly sexual innuendo in his deep voice, with that sensual husky emphasis on the last word, made her toes curl in her silver slip-ons. At the same time her breath escaped through her teeth at his brashness.

Well, she wasn’t going to let him get to her. ‘A real date.’ She dared to say, ‘That’s what you said and that’s what you get.’

‘This evening just got interesting, I think.’ The Zaheer Saxena brand was highlighted by the sexy clefts in his lean cheeks as he smiled slowly. She totally wished she’d missed that. Hazel eyes caught her gaze, the look sinking into hers slowly, like a knife sliding into butter. She felt the effect of it curl to her fingertips. With an effort she dragged her attention away. She knew it was a bad idea to go on this date, the way she felt near him. Or maybe quite a brilliant one if she wanted to seize the opportunity to…

To what? Lengthen the time she spent with him? Explore why little electrical charges seemed to be running across her skin every time he stepped nearer to her?

About me, 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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Hope you’ll enjoy reading the book. If you have already read it, don’t forget to leave a review at its Amazon page.

Many thanks to all my readers 🙂

Ciao!

Hi everyone,

I’m pleased to share that my short story Finding Her Way – An Indian Girl’s Dilemma is published at Amazon.

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Here are the details:

Blurb:

What does marriage mean for an Indian girl? Whether she marries for love or by arrangement, she’s forced to obey unreasonable demands. But she also wants to live her life on her own terms.
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?

You can read it at Kindle Unlimited at Amazon or as Amazon kindle ebook

Book link:

http://mybook.to/FindingHerWay

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