Sunday, January 28, 2007


Another new "sheikh" author for me. This book sounds wonderful and I'm going to have to hunt it down. Dana is having a fun contest which ends in February......go check it out!

Romantic Times BookClub
"..simmers with palace intrigue and a sexy, brooding hero in an exotic locale."

Book Description

She'd been stranded in the desert and held captive by a band of kidnappers. Then Sheik Nasir ibn Ahmad, one of the most menacing men she'd ever seen, promised to lead her to safety--Dr. Sadie Kaufman had little choice but to follow.
Before long the sheik's promises of protection played a vital role. For once they arrived at his palace it seemed someone beyond the walls still wanted her dead. The sheik insisted on keeping her close or Sadie would become another bandit's bargaining chip. But could this sexy and indomitable man really be as good as he seemed…?

About the Author
Dana Marton is the author of a series of popular romantic suspens novels and the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence.

Bulletin Board - Contest
To celebrate the release of UNDERCOVER SHEIK, I have a new contest. Email me at and tell me in a sentence or two what you like about sheik books. I will draw one lucky reader from all who respond to receive a $20 gift certificate. (Must be 18 or older. Void where prohibited.) Deadline: Feb. 28, 2007. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!

Why create this blog a friend recently asked? Well, actually I never thought I would enjoy reading books about sheikhs and what I thought the female characters would be like.....weak? Yes, that's what I thought so I never purchased one until a friend gave me a Susan Mallery book, the first in her Desert Rogue Series.

From then on, I was hooked. I went on Ebay, Amazon,, New and Used Books and purchased Susan's entire series. I'm not sorry I did, I still have them and adore them, I loved them so much I started writing reviews and found an incredible website, The Sheiks and Desert Love.

Whomever started this website has a very strong love of the genre and has taken an incredible amount of time maintaining the website, listing all of the books, authors, news, book descriptions and also created a forum. At this forum I posted my reviews more than three times and spammers came on promoting prescriptions and other items which caused the forum to be shut down several times. Now, however there is a new forum which is protected and I encourage you to share your latest read there on here on my blog.

Now, getting back to the genre.....then I discovered other of my favorite authors who write for Harlequin Presents wrote sheikh books as well. Jane Porter, Kate Walker, Lucy Monroe, Sandra Marton, Michelle Reid, Trish Morey, Loreth Anne White and now Annie West.....WOW!

What do I love about them? Susan Mallery's are full of charm, witt and passion. When you read her Desert Rogue Series you'll understand and I'm so hopeful Susan will write more sheikh books!

The Presents authors, of course the skeikhs are alphas, handsome, weathly,strong and passionate. Are the female characters weak? Heck no, they're strong, give as good as they get and they're professionals for the most part! And the handsome sheikhs........they're highly educated, most of them were sent away to the UK or USA to be educated. At times, they are portrayed as being lonely and keep to themselves because the weight of their country seems to be placed on their shoulders. They also have a true love of their country and enjoy spending time in the desert! So what's not to love I ask you?

Monday, January 01, 2007

A Sultan's Ransom (Silhouette Intimate Moments)- Loreth Anne White

I'm so excited that I've not only found a new author but a new sheikh book which was released in November 2006.

Book Description:

The warrior blood of his ancestors urged Sheik Rafiq Zayed to claim what was rightfully his. But first he needed to stop a deadly virus. And there was only one woman who could help him. Yet after kidnapping the seductive Dr. Paige Sterling, Rafiq realized that she was more than just essential to his mission…this woman had somehow unleashed a passion he'd thought long gone.

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