DESERT ICE DADDY FROM DIAMONDS AND DADDIES SERIES HARLEQUIN INTRIGUE - Author Dana Marton
Dana Marton is an extremely talented author and her “sheikh” book is sensual, full of intrigue and mystery, passion and about second chances.
The title Desert Ice Daddy, I really didn’t understand the title of the book until the end but that’s not the author’s fault. As we all know the author for the most part doesn’t have a say in the cover nor title of her book.
This billionaire Sheikh Akeem Abduil is one complex man. He’s part of his US Texas University “Aggie Four”, dedicated to his past college friends and his business. He’s always been in loved with his best friend’s sister. He’s very complex, born of a US mother and a “sheikh” and has had experience in the desert at the hand of his grandfather. He’s learned to be a warrior but also is an honor bound business man and friend. His biggest challenge is about to happen when he learns that his closest friend and the woman he always has loved needs him. Now Taylor McKade needs everyone’s help because her son as been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.
While this could be the typical romance/suspense it not…..it’s action packed, intense but what really struck a chord with me was the unconditional trust which happened between Akeem and Taylor. In desperate times they only had each other and their journey will take your breath away, how they come to terms with the past, the now and the future. Simply, it’s beautiful!
Billionaire Akeem Abdul's arrival at the McKade ranch went from business to personal when he learned Taylor McKade's little boy had disappeared. Taylor had only become more beautiful over the years, and Akeem couldn't stand seeing the pain on her face. As they followed the kidnappers' orders and trekked through the Texas heat, Akeem admired the strength it took for Taylor not to fall apart. But he was there when she did—and vowed to bring her son home. Still, all the money in the world couldn't eliminate his secret fears: that if they didn't find her son, this woman he'd finally found again could be lost to him forever….
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
ANNIE WEST IS HAVING A CONTEST FOR HER "SHEIKH" PRESENTS RELEASE!
To celebrate the sale of her Presents Extra book THE DESERT KING'S PREGNANT BRIDE in North America in mid April, Annie West is running a really easy contest on her website at http://www.annie-west.com
Annie is asking for the name of a hero or a heroine or even the name of a fictitious country that you'd like to see included in a sheikh romance. So simple! Two winners will each receive a personally signed copy of THE DESERT KING'S PREGNANT BRIDE. If the winners already have that book they can choose a title from Annie's backlist. The contest runs till 12 April.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
DESERT PRINCE, DEFIANT VIRGIN - Kim Lawrence
As the author Kim Lawrence and Sheikh Tair describe Molly James as “Miss Mouse” she’s far from that especially when she finds herself at the mercy of the very proud and determined Tair.
Molly James has left England and has come to a strange land to get to know her half brothers. Her mother has since passed but married the King only to divorce and leave behind her two sons. Now Molly is a guest of the King’s but they have decided not to mention the fact they are related.
Sheik Tair is a proud and determined man and the heir to the throne of his country. He is also a guest of the King, his Uncle and misunderstands the relationship of Molly and his friend Tariq. Because he cares deeply for Tariq and his wife Beatrice, he is determined not to let the little mouse undermine their marriage so he kidnaps Molly and takes her to the desert. He fights his attraction for Molly but in the end, makes love to her which sets off a chain of reactions from her brothers and the King.
Molly James considers herself plain in comparison to her step sisters and her friend Beatrice. She has always lived in the shadows and now she is faced with the challenge of surviving in the desert with an incredibly handsome man. What she doesn’t realize is how attracted Tair is to her, that he doesn’t find her the “little mouse”. He desires her, and her vulnerability touches him in a way that no other woman has touched him.
As all sheiks, he feels honor bound because he has taken Molly’s virginity and is duty bound to marry her. But Molly is sensible and realizes he doesn’t love her, she refuses and returns to England with a secret.
You will love this sheikh story, full of passion and romance in the desert. But when this sheikh is brought to his knees by Miss Molly, you will cheer right along with her family!
As heir to the throne, Prince Tair Al Sharif is driven by duty to his country, and indulges in women on a mistress-only basis.
Beige-wearing, bespectacled Molly James is certainly not the kind of woman he usually beds. But Tair is outraged to be told that dowdy Molly is actually a seductress in disguise! She needs to be stopped! Taking her as a captive to the desert, he discovers this Miss Mouse is innocent—in every way. Now Tair wants her…as his bride!
100 Arabian Nights released in 2008 featured "The Sheikh and the Virgin" by Kim Lawrence - Prince Tariq Al Kamal furiously forbids his brother to marry an unsuitable woman. Then Tariq whisks Beatrice away to his desert home where he becomes intent on seducing her. What he doesn't realise is she isn't his brother's intended - she's an innocent who's about to become his bride!