Only Wheat not White
by Varsha Dixit
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
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.
Q: Can you describe your dream home?
A: My dream home will have a backyard with a view of the city, a pool with a waterfall, lots of reading nooks, a big fat library and my office wall will be covered with pictures of family and friends.
Q: If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?
A: Some Indian dishes. I can whip up some mean Indian food.
Q: Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.
A: I am blessed to have received a few of those. However the absolute BEST was the one in which a reader shared that she had read my debut book 47 times or something close to that number. She made me feel like a rockstar, a very humble rockstar.
Q; Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?
Q: Who designed the book cover for the book you are touring?
A: Lyndsey Lewellen. Is amazing designer she nailed the cover for me. I was blessed to find her.
Eila hurriedly shifted further into the wall, giving him more room to walk by. He didn’t.
“Hold on,” Eila shot to Megan. Turning the phone away from her, she hissed, “What?”
“You’re blocking the way,” he shot back, coolly.
“No, I’m not.” Eila gestured with her free hand.
The ogre moved nearer. Eila had to tilt her chin to meet his eyes fully.
“This is a passageway,” he stated.
“I don’t see a sign saying I can’t talk here!” Eila gave him a haughty look.
Unexpectedly the ogre leaned forward, bringing his mouth next to her forehead. “What is with you and signs?” he whispered, his blue eyes positively gleaming.
Eila felt his breath stir some sensitive spots. Uneasily, she shifted to the side trying to put some distance between them.
“Can you just leave?” she demanded. “Sorry.” The ogre looked anything but apologetic. “I gave you a few minutes, but going by the advice you are shelling out on the phone, it’s looking to be a long conversation.”
“You were eavesdropping?”
The Ogre shrugged his shoulders. “If you were expecting privacy, you should not talk in a passageway.”
“What is with you and the word passageway?” Eila mimicked him. “Is passageway your first name or last?”
His rejoinder was quick. “If you want to know my name just ask.”
“Don’t flatter yourself. My only point being-”
“What do I wear? Hello?” Megan was now shouting loud enough for even the Ogre to hear. For a second his expression was perplexed and then he muttered something under his breath. Eila only caught “…brings out weirdoes.”
A loose strand of her hair tickled her chin. Eila raised a hand to brush it off her face carelessly.
Unseen by her, the blue-eyed ogre let his raised hand fall. He experienced a quick pang of disappointment. His fingers were itching to know the texture of her skin. The girl in front of him maddened him. Tonight, the moment he had seen her in the bar she had become his sole point of focus.
He thought, who knows, if we keep bumping into each other like this, she might trip straight into my arms. And I will catch her and join that sexy mouth of hers with mine. The ogre swung his head as if to break his mind free of such fantasies.
AUTHOR INFO 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.
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