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#Excerpt #BollywoodFiancéforaDay #Kindleunlimited #romance

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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Bollywood Fiance for a Day in #top100paid at Kindle Store!

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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#BookReleaseDay #Newrelease #BollywoodFianceForADay #romance

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.’

Author Links:
Twitter: @Ruchi_Vasudeva
Contact at:
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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 🙂

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#Releaseday Bollywood Fiancé for a Day from #Harlequin E

Today is *happy dance* day! My debut book Bollywood Fiancé for a Day is being released in America woohoo!!! Umm sorry for the noise but feel like shouting from the roof tops so do bear up 😀

Here’s the Indian cover for the edition which came out in August ’13

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And this is the shiny new American cover

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What do you think? Which is your favourite?

To celebrate the release of the American editions of my book and fellow author and dear friend Adite Banerjie’s book, Rubina of the Book Club is hosting a joint event for us on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/509006679201204/

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Answer a simple question…an aptly romantic one…and you’ll be in the contest to win one copy of both the books. We have to pick two winners so do grab the chance and rush over to answer….

Q :When was the exact moment you knew he or she is the one for you?

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Do join in the party on 5th. See ya there!  🙂

 

Blurb:

The man of her Bollywood dreams
Winning the chance to meet the ultimate Bollywood heart-throb, Zaheer Saxena, is just what Vishakha needs to take her mind off her recent humiliation—being jilted the week before her wedding! And when gorgeous Zaheer offers to be her fake fiancé, the chance to save face with her family is just too tempting…
 It’s a deal that  benefits them both—Zaheer is warding off any unwanted female attention until his next film is finished—but can Vishakha trust herself not to hope that her dream fiancé for a day could turn into for ever?

 

Buy links:

Harlequin E

Amazon.com

Mills and Boon uk

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