The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Welcome contemporary romance author, Varsha Dixit...

Q: Any weird things you do when you’re alone?

A: When I’m alone I tend to daydream and think of new stories and plots. This is the right place to confess (albeit sheepishly) that I imagine myself as one of the characters in my stories.

Q: What is your favorite quote and why?

I love this quote by Maya Angelou because it reinforces my belief that a strong will is capable of overcoming every hurdle.

Q: Who is your favorite author and why?

A: I am a voracious reader and nothing pleases me more than a good book in my hand. I have many favorite authors but the one of the first authors to leave a mark on me was Jane Austen. I read her when I was in fourth grade and she gave me a glimpse of an imperfect woman who was perfect because she was confident and comfortable in her skin.

Q: What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

A: Important elements of good writing are sentence structure, the pace of the plot and plot itself, and the chemistry between characters.  The writing should make the readers feel rather than tell.

Q: Where did you get the idea for this book?

A: I like to write contemporary romance and the idea for Only Wheat Not White came from my desire to write something that connected where am I from  (India) and where I am (USA).  This how this multi-cultural and sassy romance story with perfectly imperfect strong women and men came to me.

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.


“Shoot!” All her required paperwork sat snug in a folder in the carry-on. Abruptly Eila dropped her carry-on. She mindlessly bent down to unzip the bag’s front pocket. A push from behind nearly sent her flying to the floor. Someone caught Eila at the waist and brought her back to her feet. Her face just missed kissing the mosaic floor.

The grip was firm and steadfast. Eila felt the stranger’s fingers through the layers of her clothes.

“Hey!” Peeved, Eila pushed herself up, struggling against the stranger’s lean length. Thoroughly vexed, she swiveled glowering over her shoulder.

Eila found herself staring into a pair of rapier blue eyes – the blue so deep, so intense and so mesmerizing that for an instant she was speechless. The angry sheen in the stranger’s eyes brought Eila back to reality. Hurriedly, Eila moved away.

“This is a place to stop?” His arrogant tone stung.

 “I don’t see a sign that says otherwise.” The Caucasian man in his late twenties, was tall, well over six feet. Eila hated that in her sensible traveling pumps she had to look up at him.

“Common sense!” he barked.

“I had stopped for a reason. And. You, pushed, me.” Eila’s eyes boldly viewed the horrible man with his sharp straight nose, high cheekbones and a mouth pulled in grim lines. What an utter waste of good looks! A red ball on that beak, a multi colored wig on that uncouth head and a red and white polka dot jumpsuit would do wonders for his personality. Eila tried to avoid the completely unexpected grin at that sudden thought.

At Eila’s impudent smile, his eyebrows came together as his chin lowered challengingly. He gave a disparaging glance to her heart-shaped face, with its dark almond shaped eyes and long thick eyelashes, cheeks plump around the middle and high at the end and mouth that was small but perfectly bow-shaped with a fleshy lower lip.

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.

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Comments?? Questions??


  1. Thank you for hosting my book :)

  2. Great interview and the book sounds interesting too! I think Maya Angelou was a very wise lady and she said a lot of profound things.

  3. Great excerpt. Love the Q&A. Congratulations to Varsha on the new release.

  4. Loved your comments. Especially your favorite quote. It is so true.

  5. Enjoyed the Q&A and the excerpt,sounds like a terrific book, thanks for sharing!

  6. Sounds good :). I liked the excerpt

  7. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou Great quote!

  8. Great post. Sounds like a fantastic book, I'm definitely going to be checking it out! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. The interviews have been fun!


  10. interesting excerpt! Thanks for this!

  11. I am always looking for new authors to read. You write the kinds of books I enjoy reading.

  12. Now that I am off for holiday break, I can enjoy one of my fav hobbies.. reading!

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