Release of ‘A Dangerous Affair’ by Rubina Ramesh – Exciting News for Fans of British Raj Romance


A Dangerous Affair  

A Historical Novel By Author Rubina Ramesh


What’s this Novel all About? 

Charu…She’s a young girl of twenty who leads a protected life. But in 1947, when India is at the brink of getting her independence, who could remain innocent to death and loss? Charu is not spared either. Anger bubbles inside her, and she vows to avenge her loss. But to do so, she has to cross the path of Dev.

Dev…He is the privileged son of the zamindar. He enjoys his life of privilege and has a Casanova image. But his good looks and charming smile hide some deep secrets. Will he be able to bare his heart to a young girl who was much beneath his status?

They meet, and they clash. Falling in love is their destiny. But will the same destiny send Charu to her death? Or will Dev be able to save her on time?


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Author Bio:

Author Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She’s 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 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’s 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, two human kids and one dog, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about that of a writer.


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Marie Laval on her Historical THE LION’S EMBRACE – GIVEAWAY

Today, I welcome historical author Marie Laval to MBB.  Marie is the author of two beautiful historical novels, ANGEL HEART and her recent release THE LION’S EMBRACE.  Both books are totally enjoyable reads in which one can just lose oneself and never want to come out again.  Her writing has a French flavour about it, and a touch of old world elegance. The astonishing thing about Marie is that although she’s  French by blood, birth and upbringing, she writes  beautifully and naturally  in the English language.  In this post, Marie has answered all the questions I asked her about her work and writing.

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of Marie’s giveaway is Maria McKenzie.  Congratulations, Maria


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Hello Maria, and thank you very much for welcoming me on your blog today. It is a real pleasure to be here.

You were asking me what made me a writer…It has to be, first and foremost, my passion for reading. As a child growing up in Lyon, France, there was nothing I liked more than losing myself in a story and fall in love with its characters and atmosphere. Although I wrote stories (and very bad poetry) in French for years, I only started writing in English after moving to Manchester. For many years, I lacked the confidence to show my stories to anybody, until one day I entered a competition… and I was short-listed. I will never forget the feeling I had when I read the letter telling me my story was to be published! When a few years later another short story won first prize in a local competition, I thought that maybe I could write well enough in English 

after all! 
The real catalyst, however, was attending a one-day romance writing workshop just over four years ago. Exchanging ideas with other would-be writers, getting advice and tips from multi-published authors such as Jean Fullerton and June Davies was so inspiring that I started writing my first novel as soon as I got home that evening…and I never stopped since. 
Writing is a peculiar occupation, Maria. The three things I need most are time, quiet and space – all three in very short supply in my case. I don’t set myself a specific target or fixed number of words to write, but I do try to research, write or edit my current project every evening. I have a full-time teaching job and a busy family life, so it isn’t easy to keep up with my writing. There are depressing, frustrating evenings when it’s really hard to get into the plot of my work in progress, when I feel I’m losing the connection with my characters and I fall asleep at the keyboard.
If I am in a bit of a rut, going for a long walk early in the morning at the weekend usually helps get my ideas flowing. The only problem is that I live in a lovely green Lancashire valley which seems to have a microclimate of its own, and where it often pours down with rain, so escaping outside isn’t always possible. 
I have published two historical romances with MuseitUp Publishing. My second novel, ‘The Lion’s Embrace’, is set in North Africa in 1845. Although I do not tweet (I barely have time to blog and keep up with Facebook as it is!), I will try and give you a tweet size outline of the plot. 
Bookish Harriet Montague hires selfish, arrogant and dangerous Lucas Saintclair to rescue her archaeologist father from a gang of Tuareg fighters. During their journey to the mysterious Hoggar mountains she discoverspassion, lost treasures and deadly secrets… 
‘The Lion’s Embrace’ was a joy to research and write. I was always fascinated by North Africa and often felt I was travelling across Algeria with Harriet and Lucas and discovering the country, its people and its treasures with them. 
My next novel, ‘Dancing for the Devil’, is another historical romance, this time with a hint of paranormal. It is set in the far North of Scotland, near Cape Wrath – don’t you just love that name? I wanted to stay with the Saintclair family a little longer, and my heroin is Rose Saintclair, Lucas’ younger sister. As Rose sails to Scotland to be reunited with Cameron McRae, the man she married in Algiers a few weeks before, her ship is caught in a violent storm. Rose is rescued by Bruce McGunn, Wrath’s local laird and her husband’s mortal enemy. 
Alone in a cold, foreign and brutal land, and a virtual prisoner in the old keep haunted by the mysterious dark lady, Rose discovers that her husband isn’t the man she believed him to be, and becomes increasingly attracted to the dark and tormented Bruce McGunn. Will she risk her marriage, her honour and her heart to help him discover the truth about his past, solve the brutal murders committed on his land and 
mend his broken soul? 
‘Dancing for the Devil’ is darker than my two previous novels and I hope to finish the first draft this summer.  
Thank you again Maria for hosting me today. It was a pleasure talking to you.

Arrogant, selfish and dangerous, Lucas Saintclair is everything Harriet Montague dislikes in a man. He is also the best guide in the whole of the Barbary States, the only man who can rescue her archaeologist father from the gang of Tuareg fighters that has kidnapped him. As Harriet embarks on a perilous journey across Algeria with Saintclair and Archibald Drake, her father’s most trusted friend, she discovers a bewitching but brutal land where nothing is what it seems. Who are these men intent on stealing her father’s ransom? What was her father hoping to find in Tuareg queen Tin Hinan’s tomb? Is Lucas Saintclair really as callous as he claims—or is he a man haunted by a past he cannot forgive? Dangerous passions engulf Harriet’s heart in the heat of the Sahara. Secrets of lost treasures, rebel fighters, and a sinister criminal brotherhood threaten her life and the life of the man she loves.

Does forever lie in the lion’s embrace?

Get this book:   Amazon    Amazon UK   MuseItUp Publishing

Giveaway:  Marie will give an ebook copy of the novel away to one lucky commenter, so please leave a comment before you go.