Sunday, May 17, 2009

THE DESERT KING - Olivia Gates

Prince Kamal and the future King of Judar was the most ruthless brother of all in the final book in The Throne of Judar's miniseries. You'll just want to shake him for his lack of insight and anger when it came to a past affair with the lovely and fragile Aliyah. Seven years earlier they had been a couple and then the fierce and emotional break up when Kamal believed his lover to be a drug user and slut as he spat out to her, ending the relationship and leaving Aliyah in an emotional mess.

Now he needs Aliyah to marry him, become his queen while he rules two nations, one being her father's. For Aliyah she's an emotion mess, not only is her heart broken by the parents she believed she had, she now finds out that she has not only a new father but also a new mother and a sister. On top of everything the insults she receives from Kamal and the realization she must marry him to save both nations and in the end, after she bears him an heir, they will divorce. Can her heart bear anymore hurt?

This was an incredible ending for this miniseries with many lessons being learned in the end.....forgiveness, appreciation of each other, healing and miraculous love. The Desert King and The Throne of Judar minseries you won't want to miss written by the talented Olivia Gates.

Book Description:

Their farce of a marriage will save his kingdom. And in return for an heir, Kamal Aal Masood will give his new wife Aliyah anything—except the trust and intimacy she desperately wants.

When Kamal abruptly ended their blistering affair years ago, he vowed Aliyah would never ensnare him again. Only a fool allowed his actions to be ruled by his heart. And only a woman like Aliyah would dare to challenge a king in a passionate battle of wills.…

Saturday, May 16, 2009


While this was not as intense as The Desert Lord’s Baby, it was a roller coaster of a romantic journey as only Olivia Gates can pen. Lies, secrets and an agenda always have a pay back for the person playing games and sheikh Shehab got what he deserved.

The neighboring country and King had a daughter he recently found out about and that was Farah Beaumont. You’ll love the very sweet and generous Farah yet you will cry for her as she’s so gullible to believe Shehab. She is whisked away and taunted by his sexy advances only to make her wait and when the waiting is over, it’s six weeks of playing house and she falls head over heals in love.

Shehab is next in line to rule his country but he must marry the King’s daughter Farah. He’s heard she has a reputation so he plans to court her under a different name and then marry her as planned by both nations. However, what he doesn’t count on if falling for her and he prolongs telling her the truth of his identify and the plan. However, when it becomes too late…….well you’ll just have to read the book yourself because it’s a real tear jerker.

I can wait for the final installment of this Throne of Judar series and I’m so pleased that I can say that author Olivia Gates is an auto buy for me as she’s an incredible author!

Book Description:

The future of Judar rests with Farah Beaumont, a foreigner who wants nothing to do with her heritage.
And to secure his country's peace, prince Shehab Aal Masood must make her his bride—by any means necessary.
Hiding his identity and sweeping Farah off her feet is a start. But the joyful, seemingly innocent Farah is nothing like he expects. And Shehab's calculated seduction soon becomes an affair too powerful to control….

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


May Contest is a copy of Tessa Radley's The Untamed Sheik. To win, post a comment about your favorite sheikh book or sheikh author and why. Please leave your email address to I can contact you.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Prince and sheikh Shafir is the middle son of the King and oh what a proud, stubborn and mistrusting alpha is he and all through the book one is just waiting to see "mud on his face", he's that arrogant. I loved him and couldn't wait for him to fall to his knees for beautiful and charming Megan.

As the book description states, family first. Shafir is very respectful to his father and is ery close to his two brothers. He is a man of the desert, and more at home there than in the city. He's been called home to assist the family in preventing their cousin Zara's wedding from becoming a diaster and scandal as her fiance has been linked to Megan and it's Shafir's task to keep Megan out of the city. The only way he knows is to kidnapp her and take her to his palace and home.

Megan Saxon is not only lovely she is spirited andd determined to have a romantic vacation in Daahara with a Frenchman she met and is extremly attracted to because he's given her reason to believe there could be more and for Megan she wants to fall in love. When Sharir bodily puts her into a limo, takes her cell and then into the desert, she is terrified.

In a way, this love story became a cat and mouse game and was so fun to read. I loved how their getting to know each other, the attraction which sizzled off the pages and in the end, understanding, trust and finally love. Your heart will melt when Sharir realizes Megan is trustworthy and you will laugh and cry with Megan as she gets to know and love this desert prince.

This was my first Tessa Radley romance and certainly will not be my last as she's an exception author.

Book Description:

Mr. April: Prince Shafir Al Dhahar, desert sheik
His Creed: Family…first, last, always
His Challenge: One obstinate foreign beauty

The wedding would go on. Prince Shafir would not let Megan Saxon steal away his cousin's groom-to-be. Stopping her by seduction seemed the easiest plan. He'd simply make Megan fall in love with another man—him.

But what would happen if the seducer found himself falling for a woman he couldn't—by royal rights—truly keep?

MAN OF THE MONTH: A royal sheik with an iron-clad destiny…until love changed the rules.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Please stop by on Romance Author Buzz for a chance to win Susan Mallery's latest release. If you're a lover of contemporary romance "sheikh" books then I highly suggest Susan's Desert Rogue series. It is my understanding that her very last "sheikh" book will be released this year. I'm extremly saddened because her sheikh stories are one of a kind.....sensual, funny, romantic and at times sad but always have a sincere lesson for her reader.

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For those who adore medical romance, you'll love this book and if your a fan of contemporary romance and sheikh genre then you won't want to miss it.

Sheikh Kamid is unique and not like the normal alpha sheikh even though he is handsome, wealthy and a doctor. What made him special to me is even though he could possibly be the heir to the throne he is on a mission. One will learn that his father has not taken into consideration the state of his country and the needs of his people. Kam and his twin who are both physicians, by choice as the reader will learn, are determined to make amends. Instead of being stubborn and proud, this particular sheikh was attentive to Jenny's needs, thoughtful and very sexy indeed.

Jenny Stapelton is one beautiful, kind and caring doctor. She has reasons for leaving her home land due to loosing her husband and unborn child. Jenny puts herself into situations and travels to countries in need to heal. When she meets Kam, she is doctoring TB and ill refugees from a neighboring border who are in the throes of war.

Merrdeith Webber has written a great story but at times for me the medical terminology slowed me down a little. However, I honestly enjoyed this extremely refreshing sheikh book.

Book Description:

In the desert kingdom of Zaheer, Jenny Stapleton meets Kam, a man she thinks is a doctor. Though she's instantly attracted to him, her past makes her wary of getting involved—especially when she discovers he's actually Sheikh Kamid, doctor and heir to the throne of Zaheer!

Kam is struck by Jen's passion for his people—and the passion she arouses in him. Soon to be king, Kam needs a wife, and Jenny's the perfect candidate. Now he'll claim her as his convenient bride—and his queen!

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