FREE eBOOK! Grabs yours today!

You’re all aware mostly that I’m running a book promotion at the moment for my second novel, Charming Mr Stewart. Its free for anyone to download and start reading right away! What better way to take the plunge and discover a new book, or a new writer. Of course I’ll be saying that, right?

Kindle eBook Giveaway: Charming Mr Stewart 

Promotion ends: 3rd December (midnight, US time)

Why don’t you give the story a go? Here’s a little excerpt to get you started, help you in making that decision.

 

Chapter ONE: Too Many Boxes

The medieval-looking wine goblet, with its talons holding the glass vessel, gleamed as Elle slid it into a far corner of the cupboard with a shiver. “Trust Uncle Steve to give such a gift,” she mumbled. She wanted to throw them out, or give them away, but she knew her uncle. It was just a matter of time before he’d ask for wine in those very things. She unwrapped the last of them and slides it next to the other three. They would sit in that dark corner till Elle deleted them from memory.

Hopping off the step ladder, she eyed the disaster zone. Piles of cardboard boxes and countless crinkled newspaper littered the kitchen floor like an aftermath of a badly orchestrated explosion. There were still two more boxes labelled ‘Kitchenware’ to unpack.

It could take her days at the rate she was going. The house was teeming with boxes of various shapes and sizes, itching to be unpacked. For the first time since the move, she wished she’d taken up her mother’s offer to come and help for a few days.  It was almost eleven at night and she’d been working in the kitchen for four hours straight. By God, she was kaput.

“Should you or shouldn’t you, Elle?” She eyed the two untouched boxes and sighed, pulling one to her. “Only two to go.”

An hour later, she didn’t give a hoot about the misaligned glasses unlike most days. She stepped off the ladder, crunched her way through the piles of newspaper, and headed down the corridor to her bedroom, buggered as hell.

Elle relished the silence as she stood before the closed door for a moment. Neighbour’s dogs were having a barking fest, nor were there highway traffic whizzing past. No blaring of sirens, keeping her awake most nights thinking if Blake was in amongst them. Nor would there be any more phones ringing in the middle of the night making her minds rush to all sorts of mishaps.  Not anymore.

The shrill ring of her cell phone startled her then and sent her scrambling into the room, stumbling over a suitcase in the dark.  She dove next to the bed and found her handbag, fishing out her phone with annoyance. “What is wrong with you?” she eyed the figure on the bed that slept undisturbed.

“I was worried. You hadn’t called yet.” Trish asked.

“It’s almost midnight Mother…”

“So you see why I was beginning to panic?!” her mother interrupted. “I wanted to see if you both have settled in okay?”

Elle tiptoed out of the room, pulling the door close behind. “I was a busy unpacking, Mum.”

“Of course, you wouldn’t have all that unpacking to do if you were still here!” Trish fired sarcastically. “Is Maya in bed yet?”

“Sleeping already, Mum, or I hope she still is.”

“Why didn’t you say so in the first place? It’s getting late. I would have called tomorrow.”

Elle leaned against the wall.  “That would be better, Mum.”

“Well, get some sleep then. You’re probably tired. You know, your dad and I still think you shouldn’t have moved away….”

Elle slid all the way to the floor and massaged her temples.  She’d heard this before. Many times in fact.  “Mum, we’ve been over this.”

“Moving her across the world from her family and all…” her mother continued.

“An hour away is not across the world, Mum!” Elle clenched her jaws, holding back her anger.  “Now, will you hang up, or do I have to sit here in my dusty clothes listening to you rant for another hour about the same things? I’m tired.”

“Fine, you always do whatever you want anyway. Goodnight.”

The dial tone beeped in Elle’s ear. She knew her mother; this argument was far from over. She wanted to hurl the phone across the hallway and watch it shatter.  No phone, no one to bug you with constant calls of paranoia and concern. Right? She pushed off the dusty floor.

“I’m only a widow, for God’s sake, not dying of an incurable disease and leaving my child to fend for herself.” She walked back into the bedroom, relieved to hear the soft rumble of Maya’s breathing. She peeled off her dusty, sweaty clothes, grabbed a towel and an oversized shirt from her overnight bag and walked to the bathroom.

She stood for ages in front of the mirror. Her hair dripping, her eyes sunk, her lips a pale pink. The only thing she liked was the shirt. The shirt that was several sized too big for her. She wrapped her arms around herself, wishing it were a pair of strong arms wrapped around her instead, smelling of pine and musk. She’d always liked how Blake had smelt. She sniffed the sleeve, breathing in the scent of him. I miss you.

“Mummy?”

“Yeah hunny?” She called from the bathroom, flicking off the bathroom light and plunging the room into darkness She felt her way to the bed and slithered in.

“Mummy” Maya stirred under the cover.

“I’m here, honey. I’m here.”

“I miss Daddy.”

Elle blinked back the sudden tears that flooded her eyes and kissed Maya’s soft curls. “I miss him too, baby,” she whispered. “Now, get some sleep, baby. It’s late.”

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Charming Mr Stewart: Download for free

Charming Mr Stewart: Download for free

For limited time, you are able to grab a complimentary copy of the novel, the whole thing and enjoy the read. 

Synopsis

When Elle packed her bags and left home with her child in tow, she was determined to live life with memories of her late husband, alone. As the once prominent wedding photographer re-kindles her business, it’s partially to keep herself far too busy for stupid little thing like love. By chance, when she meets a potentially special client it’s with sweaty palms and skipping beat that may have nothing to with a broken AC and above 30°C heat.
Taking on Mr Stewart as a client may not be strictly business, but will Elle battle all odds, a snobbish matriarch, and a woman hell bent on letting her know that Dean is off-limits unscathed? After all, falling in love with a client is not an option despite Dean’s attempt at every turn to steal what’s left of her healing heart.

Promotion ends 3rd December

On Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Charming-Mr-Stewart-Eva-Acharya-ebook/dp/B06VV2HGDW

It’s ALIVE: Free EBook GIVEAWAY

Grab you copy. GO!

Charming Mr Stewart, an easy romantic read about a young widow who has a two year old in tow, and is fighting an urge to decline a great opportunity for her career, in a crazy effort to avoid the extremely charming Mr Stewart. Who just so happens to be someone who won’t take no for an answer.

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It’s available on Kindle, and as of today, till it 8pm Sunday afternoon, 3rd Dec (Aussie time), the book is absolutely FREE. Grab a copy for your self, tell your friends and family who’d love a read to grab a complimentary copy while they can.

Have a best friend who is a hopeless romantic? Know someone who loved Pretty Woman, or Bridget Jones, or couldn’t help feel charmed by Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You? Pass on the word.

I can’t wait to hear how you found it. And that link again for you: https://www.amazon.com/Charming-Mr-Stewart-Eva-Acharya-ebook/dp/B06VV2HGDW

Share the joy. As they say, happiness grows when its shared.

Love,

Eva

 

 

Don’t forget to mark your calendar: Free book giveaway

Don’t forget to mark your calendar: Free book giveaway

On 1-3rd December I’m freely giving away my book on kindle, Charming Mr Stewart, to all you good, gorgeous, and stunning folks out there who love a bit of a read. Perhaps a refreshing romance sitting on your favorite chair in that corner where the light is just right. Or sitting in your favorite chair with your best cup of tea, diving into the alluring world of a single mother trying to find her mojo back. Or silently read in your seat on a crowded train or a bus and drown out the day? 

Sound like you? Well, here it is, not that far away now. Free to download across the world. Know someone in England, Russia, New Guinea, Malta who would love to discover a new romance? Or where ever they maybe in the world? Why not let them know as well. 

In the spirit of the holidays, spread the word, download away and let me wonder in my own corner of the world how you are finding it. 
1-3 December (US time). Charming Mr Stewart on kindle free to anyone! 
Want to read an excerpt? Click here.

Mark the date: Free Book Giveaway Promotion coming your way!

Hello my lovelies,

It’s been a while, I know. Where does the time go, seriously. This year has gotten so busy time-wise that I haven’t had that much time to focus on my blog, and you. Hopefully, with the holiday season fast approaching, that will change. I’m quite looking forward to it to be honest. Have so many plans with my stories! (Writing them, editing them, writing more…) endless!

At least this year I managed to publish my second book on Kindle, Charming Mr Stewart. Have you had a chance to check it out? It’s a bit of a romance, but it’s also about a woman learning to live her life her own way after a tragedy. About a mother who goes from feeling like she doesn’t know how she is raising her kid alone, to a woman empowered and confident in herself and her actions.

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(Image: Cover of Charming Mr Stewart available on Amazon Kindle)

NOTE: Free Kindle eBook giveaway scheduled for 1-3 December 2017 to celebrate the start of the giving season!

Can’t wait for you to grab a copy of it and enjoy reading with your favorite glass of wine and AC blaring cool air at you in the heat, or by a crackling fire if you are somewhere cold. I like to say the book has an air about The Runaway Bride, and a touch of Pretty Woman about it if you love reading love stories about two most unlikely people to fall in love. (Damn, I gave away the story line!) NO, but seriously, if you love your Marian Keyes, and a bit of Nicholas Sparks, then I’m pretty sure you’ll like this.

Some of you have already read my first novel, In Strange Company, and you loved it. The responses I got for it were so overwhelming that they made me emotional. After all, it’s pretty much why most writers write, so to see so many people grabbing a copy of that was very heartfelt moment for me. So here I am, once again, hoping that you will support and love this new book of mine.

A free book giveaway campaign for it will be running from December 1st to December 3rd to celebrate the wonderfully quirky year I’ve had, and to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and hopefully what will be a beginning of something new and better for everyone. It’s the season for hopes and dreams and those pesky New Year resolutions to be completed and new ones set. This is me, trying to tie up one of my resolutions still outstanding this year… Promote my book, give it some sort of chance to become its own thing, one tiny step at a time.

How many of you struggle to promote you work? Am I the only one that struggles this much and draws a blank? I suck at promoting, and that’s a fact. When I was writing this latest book, I was thinking about pitching it, and would always come up blank.  Pitching is the bane of my existence. It’s the thing that makes my heart race, and my palms sweat because I have no idea how its done, nor what should be the way to approach it. Definitely a skill I have yet to master, but I haven’t done Charming Mr Stewart enough justice. I haven’t pitched it to enough and I feel very guilty, like I’ve neglected a child or something. But no more. Here is one of my resolution come full circle. I published a book, and I have to make an effort to promote it to, one small step at a time.

I hope you’ll join in on the days and grab yourself a free copy of your own to enjoy.  1-3 December. Don’t forget!

You want to read the beginning? You can find the first few chapters here.

Much love!

E

Epilogue: for those who requested

Epilogue: for those who requested

I don’t normally go back to a novel and muddle with it once published. But this time, I don’t see know I thought why not, an epilogue may be added, perhaps. 
Recently published, Charming Mr Stewart is already getting reviews from around the world from readers and I’ve had a one or two request, or express curiosity of ‘what happened next’.  So for those who have read the book and weren’t ready for it to end, here is a slice, or glimpse into the ever after. If your enjoy it, let me know, so I may be able to add this to the online version available on Kindle. 
Here we go. 
CHARMING MR STEWART

Epilogue: A Quiet Word

Elle stared at the pile of folders waiting for her attention. It grew inches taller every day she swore. Clients and potential clients applying for her to fit them into her busy schedule. Who would have thought that a year and half ago, as she covered one of the biggest weddings of her tiny career, that she would find herself amongst the elites. Whatever happened to Dean wanting to keep a low profile and family privacy? Guess he didn’t care anymore, and frankly neither did she.  


It had been close to a year and a half since her spontaneous trip to Paris to woo the man she kind of loved. After hours of restlessness and extended nausea, a handful of false reading on expired pregnancy tests later, Elle had managed to get in a room alone with Dean in one of the poshest hotels she’d ever seen, and what did she do? She stood there like a silly little girl who had no idea what she was even thinking. 


Fast forward to the present, and she’d moved back to her home town for now, living in her old room with Maya, who had wonderful grandparents to watch over her while mummy dearest was busy transitioning her business into a tiny empire, boutique that attracted all of Dean’s own circle and clients. 


‘You have got to centralize yourself, El. You’re only gonna burn out this way.’ Dean had frowned at the state of her ‘office’, a tiny room at the back of another shop front. ‘Move to Sydney. That’s where all the clients are. Get a bigger office, I can help you with that, and set up a proper studio.’


‘No.’ 


‘No?’


‘No.’ Elle had stood on her tip toes and kissed those gorgeous lips playfully before strutting away in an outfit she was already not comfortable wearing, a pencil skirt with heels. ‘You keep your money and your charms, Mr Stewart, and I shall keep my pride.’


Dean chuckled. ‘Is this about all those bloody awards pumping your head big? Chloe warned me.’


Utterly scandalous, Elle turned around and lowered her voice, for fear her newly hired secretary would hear. ‘I’m making something of myself ok. Do you know how hard I’ve worked for this? I don’t want to be that trophy thing that hangs around your arms. I’m not a trophy.’


Dean laughed his heart melting laugh. ‘Great, and now you get feisty.’ He leaned in and kissed her cheek. ‘You know I love you, but seriously, you pack up like a grandma.’


Elle returned his kiss. ‘So I’ll see you there then?’ He nodded, walking away. ‘Tell them I won’t be too long.’


Dean waved vaguely as he went. ‘Just makes sure you come before you miss everything.’


‘Of course, I’m the bloody photographer!’ Elle yelled off, watching his figure disappear through the front of the shop. ‘Right, Maureen, where’s my camera case?’



‘What a milf,’ Dean whispered into her ears as she cheerfully snapped away at the family. 


‘Excuse me,’ she turned around with a smile. ‘That’s my cousin you’re talking about.’ Elle spied Chloe and Peter from the corner of her eyes, little baby Symphony held loving in Peter’s arms, mingling with their guests in the garden.


‘I wasn’t talking about her, was I?’ He winked, eyeing her head to toe. ‘How about it?’


‘How about what?’


Dean pulled something out of his pocket in that moment and Elle’s heart began to ran. In the hubbub of people, no one seemed to be noticing and no one cared as Dean quietly slipped a ring on Elle’s finger. He leaned in with the sweetest smile on his face. ‘Can I have you for a wife? Say yes.’ 


The ring felt odd in her finger, somewhat home too though. It fit. They fit. 


‘Maya already said yes, in case you are wondering.’ He squeezed her hand in his, nervous as ever. Elle looked around the gathering, people in their own worlds. Her gaze skimmed over how happy a Chloe looked. 


Elle turned to him, and nodded before Dean leaned in for their first kiss that day. ‘I almost thought you were about to get down on your knee.’ Elle laughed. They had talked about it before, perhaps once or twice, and she had been adamant no one should go down on their knee in public. It puts pressure on the whole thing. She wanted quiet. Quiet meant no noise could interfere with the biggest decision in your life. 


She kissed him once more, and squeezed his hand with her newly adorned hand. ‘We’ll tell them once the guests leave.’


Dean nodded and slipped out to mingle with the guests and let Elle get back to her photography.  



Download for free EBook

Omg! Do I have good news for you?
Charming Mr Stewart, is one month old today, and to celebrate my little moment of happiness, I’m running a free kindle promotion for the next 48 hours.
If you love a good read, not too short, not overtly long, but just right, with a blend of drama, romance, and it’s own voice, why not download a complimentary Cooy for yourself and have a read.
Read, beautiful people, and by reading you’re helping a tiny author out in this vast landscape. A download goes a long way! And you won’t regret it.

Go to Amazon and get downloading. Of course, as alwaysc I’d love to hear what you thought of it, but obviously, no strings attached. 

This little gal needs a bit of sunshine right now. Sunshine!

Xoxo