Thursday, November 26, 2009

For My US Family and Friends - HAPPY THANKSGIVING

We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to his name: He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

--Traditional Thanksgiving Hymn
(A translation by Theodore Baker: 1851-1934)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Desert Prince, Blackmaileld Bride - Kim Lawrence

Gabby has a serious problem. She's in a foreign country and her brother has been jailed for drug trafficking. He's always had a problem with pretty women and he let one talk him into taking a stuffed animal with him on the plane and was arrested. As his sister, she feels responsible and pleads his case but is told nothing can be done. So she storms the King's palace to plead her case only to meet the handsome Prince Rafiq. Immediately, there is bantering and he realizes she is strong, fierce and would make a wonderful wife for his "weak" brother so he blackmails her into meeting his brother and hopefully marrying him in the end.

The sparks fly between Gabby and Rafiq and they both fight it all the way. What Gabby realizes about this proud man when he spills that he's dying that this country and its future are first and foremost for him, and he would sacrifice anything to make sure it's safe and stable, even at his own happiness. She also falls desperately in love with him and at every turn he fights his attraction until his kisses her and then everything changes for them both. However, it's always unspoken and at the back of everything.

Things get out of control when Gabby meets Rafiq's younger brother. He reminds her of her own and she actually likes him. But she makes one mistake, she tells him his brother's secret and then he leaves the country. Rafiq mistakes it for his lack of responsibility, but in the end, it's entirely something different. However, he's angry and then the most unexpected thing happens, Gabby comforts him and they make love.

Trust me, that's when the entire story changes but you'll have to read Desert Prince, Blackmailed Bride to see what happens to the virgin temptress and the proud, dying, honorable sheikh. One thing is for sure, the Prince and the Princess find equal ground, surprises and a happy ending which was brilliant as crafted by author Kim Lawrence.

Book Description:

Rafiq Al Kamil, heir to the desert kingdom of Zatara, thinks innocent Gabby will be the perfect convenient wife for his brother. But Gabby isn't as biddable as she seems…. Now Rafiq will have to persuade her!

Except the more time Rafiq spends with Gabby the more he wants her—in his own bed. But when he discovers she's a virgin, the earth collapses under his feet. Suddenly, having her as his mistress is not enough— Rafiq demands she become his bride!

Monday, November 02, 2009

NOVEMBER CONTEST - Sheikh Boss, Hot Desert Nights - Susan Stephens

For November, I'm offering a copy of Susan Stephens Sheikh Boss, Hot Desert Nights. To win a copy follow Susan on Facebook or leave her a comment and advise me of what you've done.

Also, please leave your email contact so I can contact the winner.

Book Description:

Casey Michaels has come prepared for her new job in the desert—complete with a safari outfit! But, faced with her gorgeous boss's potent sexuality, she suddenly feels out of her depth….

Sheikh Rafik al Rafar knows an inexperienced woman when he sees one, and in the sultry heat of the desert he begins her sensual awakening. Read more.

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