Q&A and Giveaway: Varsha Dixit

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Thanks for joining us at Long and Short Reviews. If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?

Probably my late dad for doing things I shouldn’t have done and for not doing things I should have done. And thanks him for always being proud and encouraging of what I did.

If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?

A: Definitely a unicorn.

How do you keep your writing different from all the others that write in this particular genre?

I keep my writing different from others simply by writing like only I would. No one can think like I do and neither can I use someone else’s imagination or words to write my stories. I write for others to read but I write by myself.

What are the best and worst pieces of writing advice you ever received?

Best piece of advice I have ever received was to never stop editing my work and worst piece of advice well I haven’t got that yet because all advise is welcome. I promise to listen but I don’t promise to follow.

Are the experiences in this book based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

No this book is not based on anyone I know. It is a work of fiction from start to finish.

MediaKit_BookCover_OnlyWheatNotWhiteWhat 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.

Enjoy an excerpt:

“Hey!” Eila flared. She heard Brett inhale sharply. He shot from his chair and was beside her in seconds. “What happed to you?”

Eila stiffly draped the scarf around her head again. “I got mugged last night.”

Eila failed to see Brett’s hands curl into fists. He was angry, very angry at the person who had done this to her.

“Are you okay?”

Eila merely nodded.

Running a quick hand through his hair he sat down on the chair next to her. “You are a trouble magnet,” he growled.

“So the mugging is my fault?” Eila’s expression bordered on incredulous.

“I didn’t say that.”

“No, you just implied it.” Eila shot to her feet. “I just wanted to thank you for saying a few things in my favor yesterday. And I’m sure if you hadn’t, I still could’ve managed just fine.”

“I’m glad you aren’t hurt.” Brett let Eila see in his eyes what he was really feeling. His blue eyes met her dark ones steadily. An intense emotion flashed in his eyes. “Obviously your mouth is working, so I’m guessing you are okay,”

“You are unbelievable!” Eila retorted, putting her glasses back on.

The sneer staged a comeback. “I know.”

“It wasn’t a compliment,” she snorted.

“I know that too.” Brett nodded mockingly. “I have a job for you. I need an assistant.”

“Bartenders need assistants?”

“No, restaurant owners do.” Brett sat back in his chair and looked up at her. His face was serious.

Eila asked perplexed. “Who’s the owner?”

Brett watched Eila. She wore fashionable but conservative and pale colored clothes, her hair was always neatly clipped in a long, glossy ponytail but Eila could not contain her impulsive, unrestrained and unaffected personality. She reminded him of windy meadows, gusting rains and trees burdened with blossoms. Brett crossed his arms across his chest and the shirt tightened, which flattered his buff torso.

“You’re looking at him,” he said.

About the Author:MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_OnlyWheatNotWhiteVarsha 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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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Do you prefer Blondes or Brunettes?

  3. Totally agree – you should never stop editing your work. There’s always something that could use some tweaking. How long did the editing process take for ‘Only Wheat, Not White?”

  4. Interesting to read your comments. They are really fascinating. I enjoyed them a lot.

  5. I liked the excerpt.

  6. kim amundsen says:

    Love the excerpt.

  7. I really enjoyed the interview, thank you for sharing!

  8. I can relate to this as lately there are so many muggings right outside where I am.

  9. Eva Millien says:

    Enjoyed the Q&A and the excerpt, sound like a great book, thanks for sharing!

  10. Sounds like an amazing book, thanks for sharing!

  11. Fun excerpt and interview!

  12. Eva Millien says:

    Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

  13. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you.

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