Thursday, June 02, 2011

Breaking the Sheikh's Rules - Abby Green Contest - International

I loved this book so much I went out and purchased it to share with those of you who love romance and the genre.

Description: (corrected)

The huge imposing castle and the barren terrain of Merkazad are a far cry from the modest farm and the emerald fields that horsewoman Iseult calls home. Or used to, until Sheikh Nadim bought her family's stud farm. As part of the deal, she must work at his royal stables….

Nadim enrages Iseult…but he also inspires a more unwelcome, unfamiliar feeling: desire. Drawn into Nadim's sensual world, Iseult feels like a beautiful, confident woman for the first time.

But she must remember the sheikh's cast-iron rule….

About the Author:

I've been hooked on romance novels for as long as I can remember, and it all started one day in my grandmother's bedroom in the west of Ireland where I spent all my summer holidays. She had taken one of the distinctive rose emblemed books out of the library, and being a voracious reader, I devoured it in one sitting. It could have been a Penny Jordan, or a Sally Wentworth, I can't remember now. But what I can remember is being swept away into a story that was passionate and romantic and wanting more.

The fact that I am now writing for that company is a dream that still hasn't quite sunk in, although deadlines and readers figures are helping a little!

I've lived in Dublin all my life but was lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Kerry with my grandmother. Ireland is a vibrant, ever changing and growing country, and especially Dublin its capital.

I've been working pretty much since the day I left school in the film industry as an assistant director, getting in on the very lowest rung and working my way up. It's been a fascinating and engrossing career. It also gave me the opportunity to work abroad which was such a gift. But, the hours are long, the work is extremely hard and the situations can be very stressful. Not to mention the weather conditions, especially here in Ireland! I'd often thought of trying to write a Mills and Boon and when a friend lent me a guide to writing one, the idea just wouldn't go away.

Many years of procrastination later, I finally sat down and put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard. My first and second attempts were both rejected, albeit with encouragement, and at that stage I was determined so I didn't give up. I sold my first manuscript to Mills and Boon Modern Romance in March 2006, and have been living my dream since then.

I can honestly say to any aspiring author out there that it really is worth it to keep trying, the only difference between an unpublished author and a published author is persistence, I truly believe that.
Good luck to anyone out there trying to get published and just believe that you will.  Abby

This contest is International. In order to win a copy of the magnificent love story, tell me your favorite sheikh book or royal romance. Don't forget to post your email address. Contest ends June 30th. For an extra chance to win, follow Abby Green on Facebook.

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Laney4 said...

So far my favorite sheikh book/royal romance is Susan Mallery's THE SHEIK'S SECRET BRIDE (as you probably recall). I loved the storyline, witticism, and humor throughout, and it is the only sheikh book I have saved (which is amazing since I've read over 250 books/year since 1974 high school days), and I re-read it every couple of years.

That being said, Abby Green has become one of my favorite authors as well, although I haven't read any of her sheikh books yet. The few books of hers that I've read so far have been read in one sitting each, because I just couldn't put them down. Simply put, I just love the way she writes stories and look forward to reading BREAKING THE SHEIKH'S RULES too.

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TashNz said...

Hi ya. I have this on my must-read list because I have Secrets of the Oasis which is Abby's other book who's characters are related to this book.

I absolutely LOVED Secrets of the Oasis and Abby Green is my favourite author and I CANT WAIT to sink into Breaking the Sheiks Rules :DDD

TashNz said...

Sorry, I forgot to say my FAVE Sheikh novel of ALL TIME has to be Michelle Reid's The Sheikh's Chosen Bride! From page one you're taken on a passionate, action packed and emotional rollercoaster ride with the two main characters. I've re read it so many times and the best thing is there's two other books in the series :)

shadow_kohler said...

I love sheikh books. There so good. It was tuff choosing a favorite. If i had to pick one, i'd got with The Sheikh's Convenient Bride by Sandra Marton. That was the first one that popped into my head. :) I love how the characters constantly fought and how the woman stood up for herself and wouldnt be pushed around. She was very feisty! Thank you!

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