Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Author Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway - Only Wheat not White by Varsha Dixit

 

Only Wheat not White

by Varsha Dixit 

GENRE: Contemporary  Romance
 

BLURB:

What if following your heart means failing your family? Eila Sood leaves India for the U.S., hoping to unite her family and mend fences with her estranged older sister. She soon learns that her sister’s intercultural marriage, which outraged their parents, has hit rock bottom. To help pay the bills, Eila accepts an accounting job at a strip club, working for the fascinating yet infuriating Brett Wright. As their friendship and mutual desire builds, Eila chooses keeping family peace over following her heart. After Brett misinterprets her fears and accuses Eila of prejudice, his ex-girlfriend steps in to offer solace. Eila realizes that whichever choice she makes will rip her life apart. What will Eila choose? Love of her life or a life ruled by tradition? Fall in love with love, in this steamy saga from a best selling romance author.

 
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EXCERPT: 

Miserable, Eila bobbed her head not looking at Brett. Walking away from you again is killing me. 

For her part, Eila began a new phase of her life with the strictest of rules. 

Rule number 1: Always take big portions of dessert after dinner. This will eradicate the craving for comfort food later when you are up the whole night. 

Rule number 2: Do not look at couples. Better still, glare at them or imagine them as incestuous siblings. Yuck! 

Rule number 3: In public, as in with anyone other than yourself, keep your lips stretched and show teeth.

Rule number 4: Thanks to Rule number 3, always keep lip-gloss handy, for dry lips are painful to stretch. Also, horde ice packs and tea bags for under the eyes dark circles. 

Rule number 5: Avoid anything that begins with the letter B, be it bread, biscuits, baseball or bayonets. Also make sure to personally shred napkins, pages, office memos and toilet paper filled with doodles of HIS name.

Rule number 6: Say NO to Italian food. 

Rule number 7: In the near future – we are talking about the next twenty years – try and reduce the number of times you view HIS social networking page, which has not been updated for over ninety days.

Rule number 8: Seriously, only read the bestselling books in horror and self-help genres. The former will help you kill time by making you sweat, shake and fear your own reflection, thereby distracting you from HIS thoughts. And the latter will help you fall asleep faster than any over-the-counter sleeping pills.

Rule number 9: Remember you are not a teenager, so you are too old to hate your parents.

Rule number 10: Always remember to breathe in and out and put one foot in the front of the other.

 
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 Talking with author Varsha Dixit.....


Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

A: Sure. All my characters, good or evil, are first my friends. Once I get to know them like best buddies do I start writing their story.

 Do you have any phobias?

A: I have vertigo. I’m scared of heights.

Do you listen to music when you're writing?

A: Yes I do. All kinds, hip hop, Indian, country, movie tracks etc.

 Do you ever read your stories out loud?

A: Nope. I haven’t done that yet, but never say never.

Tell us about your main character and who inspired him/her.

A: My main character’s name is Eila Sood and she inspired everyone and anyone who leaves their roots and attempts to make home in another country.
 
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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Varsha Dixit is the best selling author of four successful contemporary romance books. Her debut book, Right Fit Wrong Shoe was a national bestseller for the year 2010. Varsha was a part of the Indian Television Industry and worked as an assistant director and online editor. She considers herself a dreamer who thinks deep but writes light. Even though creativity is gender free, Varsha feels blessed and enriched to be a woman. Currently, with her family, Varsha resides in CA, USA. 

Website: www.varshadixit.com  



 



 

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GIVEAWAY: 

• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.
 

27 comments:

  1. What is the one, single food that you would never give up?

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    1. Thank you for asking that question. The food I can never give up is mashed potatoes :)

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    1. Hi Mary glad I could make you smile. Have a nice week.

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  3. Hi Sue, thank you for hosting my book.

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  4. Loved all the rules. This sounds like a fascinating story.

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    1. Thank you Mom Jane :). Hope you find the time to read the book. It's getting great reviews. Thank you and good luck.

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  5. I'm afraid of heights myself!

    --Trix

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    1. Great question Becky thank you for asking. I read historical romance and thrillers.

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  7. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Eva for your encouraging words. It's my pleasure to share it with you all :)

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  8. Great post, I loved the mini interview. Never thought of making my imaginary friend into a book character.... awesome idea!! Haha.. thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Victoria, glad you liked my interview. I love making best buds of my characters & readers

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    2. No problem... haha sounds like fun!

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  9. I love your 10 rules and I don't love heights, either!

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    1. Thank you Betty but those are Eila's rules and she is a tad bit strange and a lot funny :)))).

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  10. Rule number one is my kind of rule

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  11. You, Eila and I :)

    Thank you for commenting Amie. Hope you find the read Eila's story someday. Have a nice rest of the week!

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  12. Really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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  13. i enjoyed reading the blurb and excerpt.sounds good

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  14. Thank you for the interview. Good luck with this new book!

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