Search this blog

Monday 23 November 2015

☀✉ Only Wheat Not White - Varsha Dixit

Thank you for joining us on the first day of the Virtual Book Tour for Only Wheat Not White, a Contemporary Romance by (, Penning Publishing, 262 pages).

**Only .99 for a limited time!**

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, and find out more about author Varsha Dixit in her blog post "10 Things About Me". Read the first six chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Varsha Dixit will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teasers | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


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.


Excerpt | Guest Post: 10 Things about me |


     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.

10 Things About Me

  1. I love watching horror movies even though they make me break into shakes and shivers when I’m by myself.
  2. I’m a constant daydreamer. My overactive imagination does not rest even for second and constantly draws me to think of new plots and imagine new characters.
  3. For some good chocolate, I will sell a piece of my soul.
  4. I write contemporary romance however the only romance I read is historical. My favorite genre to read is legal drama and macabre mysteries.
  5. The most traumatic day of my life was when I lost my dad who I was inordinately close to. That memory still haunts me.
  6. The title of my debut best-seller book, Right Fit Wrong Shoe came to me as my sandal broke while I was driving back after dropping my daughter off at her day care.
  7. The title of ‘Only Wheat Not White’ popped into my head while I was buying bread.
  8. Even though mountains are very majestic yet it is the oceans with its never ending vastness and unexplored depths that I find fascinating.
  9. I’m most content when I do something side by side next to my daughter.
  10. Before any vacation, I always download three new books on my kindle.
If any of you have questions about writing fiction, please feel free to email me at I will try my best to answer them based on my own writing experiences of nearly a decade.

Only Wheat Not White
Only .99 for a limited time!

UK: purchase from purchase from Nook UK purchase from Kobo UK purchase from iTunes UK find on Goodreads
US: purchase from purchase from Barnes & Noble purchase from Kobo purchase from iTunes US purchase from Smashwords

About the Author

Varsha Dixit is the best selling author of four successful contemporary romance books. Her début 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.

Follow Varsha Dixit:

Visit the author's blog Visit the author's website Visit the author on Facebook Visit the author on Twitter Visit the author on their Amazon page Visit the author on GoodReads

Giveaway and Tour Stops

Enter to win a $50 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to comment to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow Only Wheat Not White's tour at:

Nov 23: BooksChatter
Nov 23: Romance Novel Giveaways
Nov 24: Underneath the Covers
Nov 25: Christine Young
Nov 25: Nana Prah
Nov 27: Laura's Interests
Nov 27: abookwithbea
Nov 30: Unabridged Andra's
Nov 30: One World Singles Blog
Dec 1: Independent Authors
Dec 1: Hart's Romance Pulse
Dec 2: Booklover Sue
Dec 3: Musings and Ramblings
Dec 3: CBY Book Club
Dec 4: Full Moon Dreaming
Dec 7: Tina Donahue
Dec 8: The Reading Addict
Dec 9: It's Raining Books
Dec 10: Liza O'Connor
Dec 10: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
Dec 11: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
Dec 11: Long and Short Reviews
Dec 14: Swanangel15's Book Review
Dec 15: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
Dec 15: Book-o-Craze
Dec 16: Writer Wonderland
Dec 16: Two Ends of the Pen
Dec 17: Rachel Brimble Romance
Dec 18: One Book Shy of a Full Shelf ✍
Dec 18: Romantic Fanatic


Varsha Dixit said...

Thank you for showcasing my book on your blog. A warm hello to all the lovely readers of your blog. I hope they make the time to read my book that has stellar ratings and positive reviews. 😃 Thank you and good luck!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

This one sounds really fun!


Varsha Dixit said...

Thank you Trix. Hope you find the time to read it. Would love to hear your thoughts. Have a gr8 week! 😃

Andra Lyn said...

It sounds like you and your daughter are very close! How old is she??

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

Victoria Alexander said...

Loved the post, I also love a good horror film...but I prefer watching them with someone LOL

Ben said...

Thank you for sharing this interesting book!

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing and Good Luck with the tour!

Varsha Dixit said...

Hi Andra, we are close thank u 😃. She is nine and acts like she is 15 😉

Varsha Dixit said...

Thank you Rita for the kind feedback. Hope you find time to read my work. Great rest of the week!

Varsha Dixit said...

Hi Victoria thank you for liking the post. You are very kind. I hear you and wholly empathize with your horror of horror lol! I'm right up that alley. Hope you find the time to read my work. Have a great rest of the week.

Varsha Dixit said...

Thank you Ben for finding my work interesting. Hope you read it sometime. Have an awesome rest of the week!

Varsha Dixit said...

Thank you Eva for your warm and fuzzy wishes. You are very kind.

Nikolina said...

Loved reading the "10 Things About Me" part of the post, thank you! :)

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and learning 10 Things About You! Thank you.

Asim said...

this is really nice to read..informative post is very good to read..thanks a lot!
white shoes