Passion and Deceit

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When Maya arrives in London to visit her friend, Jay, she's aware that he has a secret he is keeping from his family. However, deceiving Jay's dangerously, attractive older brother, Rajiv, is something she had not expected to deal with . Now keeping Jay's secret becomes much more difficult with Rajiv watching her every move...
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About Leela Atherton

I grew up reading Mills & Boon romances, Anne Mather being my favourite author - she rocked my world!. Later on I began writing Modern Romances as a hobby. Passion and Deceit was written with my love for India and all things Indian in mind. Besides reading and writing, I love making up stories and characters in my head, or spending quality time with my husband and daughter.

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Your feedback would be much appreciated.

Dear Readers
Due to an offer from a publishing house interested in Book1, Passion and Deceit, and Book 2, Passion and Denial, I have taken all six episodes of Passion and Deceit off smashwords while it will be edited and polished up to publishing standards. I do apologise to anyone who has not completed reading all six episodes, but I am eager to work with a professional editor, as P&D is really still a diamond in the rough, and I'd love to see it published as a professional body of work.
I shall keep my Profile and TimeShifter, which I hope to complete as soon as I have the time, on smashwords. Plus Umbeleko's quarterly letters on how our Children's Feeding Scheme is going.
Lastly, I would like to thank Mark Coker and smashwords for everything they have done, which has assisted me in getting where I am today. I had almost given up on writing when I found smashwords, and their support, plus the great feedback from readers, turned my life around.
I would like to thank all my readers, especially the ones who encouraged me with their great reviews and emails. If you would like to email me please do so as I love communicating with readers on:
I shall have a website up and running soon:, it’s currently under construction, but once ready I hope to communicate with readers, writers and aspiring writers. So, do keep an eye on my Profile from time to time and I'll keep you updated on what's new.
With many thanks and best regards

3 November 2014
Just wanted to share the good news with all my readers; Passion & Deceit, Book One, was finally published in paperback and ebook by Black Opal Books. So, its now available to buy through smashwords and other retailers. I've almost completed Book Two, Passion & Denial, which will bring the story of Rajiv and Maya to an end. Hope to have it published early next year. I would like to thank my publishers; Black Opal Books and, of course, smashwords. If it wasn't for smashwords I doubt I would have managed to finally become a published author. Thank you smashwords, you rock!!

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Review by: L C Dorsey on Jan. 20, 2014 :
I loved your book! Great cliffhanger. Waiting on part 2.
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Review by: hapirdr7 on Sep. 03, 2013 :
Well written, interesting characters, looking forward to reading more of the story.
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Review by: Ebon Darkmyth on Aug. 23, 2013 :
Eagerly waiting for the next part.
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Review by: Storm Stone on Aug. 23, 2013 :
Interesting and entertaining! Looking forward to Part II....
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Review by: hrhsophia on Aug. 22, 2013 :
Very good start, intriguing characters.
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Review by: LH on Aug. 22, 2013 :
Waiting for part two...
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