Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Sheikh - E.M. Hull

Here's another paper from a University of Penn student wrote, concerning the early shekhs and it's influence.

One of the most widely read novels of the 1920s, and forever fixed in the popular imagination in the film version starring the irresistible Rudolph Valentino, The Sheik is recognized as the immediate precursor to the modern romance novel. When first published there was nothing like it: To readers the story was scandalous, exotic, and all-consuming; to such critics as the New York Times the book was "shocking," although written with "a high degree of literary skill." In the author's native England, the bestselling book was labeled "poisonously salacious" by the Literary Review and banned from some communities. But the public kept reading.

The Sheikh Romance

Over at Love Romance Passion they've written quite the article defining the genre.  Here's the article.

In 2003 student Jessica Taylor wrote a college paper concerning the genre.

Monday, February 01, 2010

FEBRUARY CONTEST - Jennifer Lewis The Desert Prince

For my February contest and with it being Valentines Day, share a special Valentines monment, a Valentine recipe, craft, or an innovative way to celebrate for a chance to win a copy of Jennifer Lewis The Desert Prince.

Please don't forget to leave an email and check back at the end of the month to see if you've won.

To find out more about the author and her books, here's her website

To read a copy of my review

For my other February contests see Marilyn's Romance Reviews and Romance Author Buzz

December and January Book Winners

December winner was Linda and Keira I'll be sending Jane Porter's Duty, Desire and the Desert King.

January's winner of No Nice Girl was Buddy T.

I'm feeling generous this month. So the following if you contact me will receive:

Skipthelaundry, I'll send you Liz Fielding's Her Desert Dream.

Joan Ferris a copy of Olivia Gates The Prodigal Prince's Seduction.

Tamsyn, a copy of Robyn Grady's The Billionaire's Fake Engagement

Cas a copy of Melanie Milburne's Bound by the Marcolini Bride

Anonomymous a copy of Abby Green's Mistress to the Merciless Millionaire

ReneeG a copy of Kate Hewitt's The Italian's Bought Bride

Callmekayla a copy of Kate Hewitt's Ruthless B oss, Hired Wife

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