21 February 2012

Blog Tour : Always You by Shilpa Mudiganti

Publisher : Inkspell Publishing
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Audience : Adult
Publication Date : March 6th, 2012.
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Lyla has to move on. She’s been stuck in a rut since her heart was broken five years ago. Trying to decide about life with her fiancĂ©, Nick, she resolves to finish one last project before moving to Spain and starting a new life. That is until she is face to face with the one man who broke her heart all those years ago, Alexander Knight.

Five years ago, when Alex and Lyla meet at his friend, Andrew's grave, they fall deeply in love. But, Alex is hiding a secret that will destroy his relationship with Lyla and does. What Lyla doesn’t realize is that Alex has changed since their break-up, because of her love, only she still has hate in her heart towards him.

But now, fate has brought them together in such a way that they have no option but to remain dangerously close - dangerous enough for Lyla to fall in love with him again. How can she? Not after what she knows about Alex and what he did to Andrew.

It’s true that love can change people for the better. But is it enough? What will happen when two broken people with a past come together? Can they forgive and heal?

Make sure you check back here on the 6th for the Release Party which includes a giveaway! Also, here's a sneak peek :)

After the hour-long meeting, Alex sat in the conference room alone, long after his team had left for their coffee break. Today he touched Lyla again…his Lyla. He had casually glanced up from his laptop when she walked in unannounced into the room. To say he was stunned was an understatement. It had been five years, two months and sixteen days since he last saw her, and she looked as desirable as always, perhaps a bit more, considering how long he had waited impatiently for the day he’d see her again.
In a white blouse with puffy sleeves and black skirt hugging her figure intimately, she looked lovely and vulnerable. He did not miss the grimace in her face the moment she laid eyes on him but the look of recognition in her deep green eyes made him alive in a way he felt nowhere else.
What he wanted to do was take her in his arms, and kiss her soft, velvety lips, but he knew how impossible that would have been. Neither the surroundings nor their past would allow that.
He had lost her five years ago and had failed to win her back. None of his calls and letters was answered. Ever. After one year of relentless pursuit, he had given up and quietly acknowledged Lyla would be his dream woman forever.
It was not his nature to share how difficult it was for him to lose her. No one expected that from him. After all, he was Alexander Knights, the man who could have any woman he wanted. But he terribly missed her each day and his body ached for her closeness each night. Yet she wouldn’t come to him because of one mistake, the guilt of which he could never forget.
He knew it was a huge mistake, but she had to forgive him before he could think of ever having a relationship with her again. He never knew it would take so long. However, he tried to move ahead and thought he had safely tucked her in to a corner of his heart. Seeing her today proved he hadn’t, not when she stood across the room from him, her dark lush hair brushing her soft cheeks?
His stomach muscles clenched as he replayed the image of her shaking hands with everyone in the room, and how she had hesitantly shook his. As their hands connected, he had felt a tremor pass through her. Had she felt it too? The longing, the pain, the love? Maybe she had. Maybe there was a chance for them yet.

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Shilpa M Mirza grew up making up stories in her head. Starting with innocent babbling, genre of her stories changed with lessons growing up teaches us all. She thought life would be all about her stories until she completed her technical degree. Security of an IT job lured her leaving her stories to continue brew up in her head. Yet soon she had to fall in step with what fate had planned for her and she penned her first romance novella, Always You to be published by Inkspell Publishing. There has been no looking back since then. Juggling her day job as an IT geek, she has penned down her pet project, an exciting fantasy story of lions and wolves which, to her utter delight, is going to see the light of the day early next year. She says you would fall in love with her wonderful hero and heroine.

When she has time to breathe, she spends time blogging, connecting with her readers and spending time with her loving husband. She lives at Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. You can connect with her on Twitter (shilpammirza), and Facebook (Shilpa Mudiganti).