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Author India Millar Talks About Her Favorite Genre | The Geisha Who Ran Away Series Book Tour | Historical Romance

The Geisha Who Ran Away Series by India Millar is on virtual book tour.  The historical romance stops at Readeropolis with an ...

The Geisha Who Ran Away Series by India Millar is on virtual book tour. 

The historical romance stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt from The Song of the Wild Geese. 

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?

I read constantly. My Kindle is full to overflowing. And I also re-read books, as I find I discover things I missed the first (or second, or third …) time around. I love reading. It’s my favorite hobby. I greatly prefer reading to viewing. In fact, my husband complains I drive him mad when we watch a movie that I have “read”. Apparently, I ruin the movie for him by constantly complaining about the plot and criticising the characterization … Seriously, I feel a movie presents the viewer with a given. You don’t have to think about it, it’s fed to you. This character looks how you see him, speaks as he’s instructed by the director. You have no choice in the matter; what you see is what you get. Now in a book, you have the chance to put your own slant on things. You read the character as you see him/her. You join with the author in unravelling the plot and the characters. You have to do a little work, but it’s worth it!

I find it very difficult to say what my favorite genre is. It’s a bit like being asked what’s your favorite food? The answer to that is, it depends what I fancy eating at that moment. It could be cheese, or chocolate, or ice cream. Even something healthy, now and then!  It’s the same with genres. I do read a lot of historical non-fiction, both because I need it for background and because I enjoy reading it. In that area, Victorian England, particularly everyday life, is a firm favorite. But I also love Terry Pratchett, and most of the Golden Age detective fiction writers (apart from Agatha Christie, who just does not do it for me), in particular Dorothy L. Sayers. If I could write and plot like Miss Sayers could, I would be very, very happy.

The Song of the Wild Geese
The Geisha Who Ran Away Book 1
by India Millar
Genre: Historical Romance

Terue. The girl who was plucked from obscurity to become the most sought after geisha in Edo’s Floating World. The geisha who was so beautiful and talented that one of the richest nobles in Japan desired her as his wife.

But Terue wanted more from life, and was willing to risk everything to get it. Pregnant with her lover’s child and knowing that the disgrace would mean certain death for both her and her unborn child, Terue makes the devastating choice to flee Japan on the day her daughter – Kazhua, The Geisha with the Green Eyes – was born and changes both their destinies forever.

The Red Thread of Fate
The Geisha Who Ran Away Book 2

In Japan, it is widely believed that everyone’s life is bound by the red thread of their fate. The thread connects to all those we come in contact with throughout our lives. Thus, each path in life is predestined.

Terue knows this. Just as she knows that one day her red thread will guide her to Kazhua, the daughter she was forced to abandon on the day of her birth in Edo’s Floating World. But before she can find Kazhua, fate has much in store for Terue.

Following her new husband, Lord Kyle, from the Highlands of Scotland to fight in the Crimea, Terue serves as a nurse, witnessing the horrors of the battlefield.

Injured, kidnapped, and assumed dead, Terue must face the possibility that she might never see her beloved daughter or husband again…

The World Is Ours
The Geisha Who Ran Away Book 3

The war in the Crimea is over. Delighted to be reunited with her husband, Lord Kyle, Terue thinks she will soon be home again in her beloved Scottish Highlands.
But fate is not finished with her yet.

Terue learns that her daughter is a geisha in Edo. Overjoyed at the chance to be reunited with her child again, she and her husband set out to find Kazhua, returning t
o where Terue’s life began in the Floating World.

But old dangers and new foes abound.

Forced to live in hiding, finding Kazhua without revealing Terue’s true identity proves more difficult than they expected. Terue is so close to finding her daughter, she can feel the red thread that binds them together pulling taught. But reaching out to Kazhua could put all their lives at risk.

I started my career in the heavy industry of British Gas and ended it in the rarefied atmosphere of the British Library. Now, I share a blissful early retirement on the wonderful Costa Blanca, living in a male dominated household with my long suffering husband, a cat and a dog.

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The Song of the Wild Geese

It would not be truthful to say I do not remember my mother. My family. Of course I do. It is just that their memory is dull somehow. Perhaps the best way I can describe it is to say that they seem to me as if I am looking at them through a silken screen. They are there. I can see their features, but they are slightly blurred somehow. Not quite real.

Of course, many people would say that I am confused. That the life I led with my family was real, and each day since I left them has been the dream. But they do not know. They cannot be expected to understand.

I think my mother was a pretty woman. She always seemed so to me, at any rate. And my father never took a concubine, so he must also have found her pleasing. Of course, we were poor, so it may be that he simply could not afford a concubine rather than a matter of choice. But I don’t recollect Mother ever complaining that he spent money they didn’t have on courtesans—or even common whores—so perhaps he was a contented man, after all.

Not that I understood about concubines or courtesans in those days. I was a mere child, the only daughter in a family of five brothers. It may have been simple neglect. After all, what was the point of trying to teach a mere girl anything about life, or anything else for that matter? But I was soon to learn differently.

In fact, I began to learn the day that my new life began.


  1. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

  2. The Song of the Wild Geese sounds like a great, the cover is great

  3. I live the covers! They are pretty and really grab my attention
    Ashley c
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

  4. I think the covers are beautiful.

  5. My mother's name is Terue, too!


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