Friday, November 18, 2011

Carol Marinelli - Heart of the Desert, International Giveaway

I've over purchased romance books this month, so I would love to share this marvelous book with you by the fabulous author Carol Marenilli.  I'm not kidding you, it will take your breath away.  I cried and cried at the end because I thought the hero and heroine definitely would not get their happy ending.

Meet Carol Marinelli:

Carol Marinelli was born in England to Scottish parents, then emigrated to Australia, where there are loads of Scottish and English people who did exactly the same, so she's very at home there.

She lives in the outer suburbs of Melbourne—pretty much in her car, driving her three children to their various commitments.

Carol first tried to write for Harlequin Mills & Boon while doing her nursing training in London. It was merrily rejected and she was devastated. Rejection became a regular friend over the next few years and she amassed quite a collection. Still, as the years moved on the rejections became more detailed and instead of weeping over them and scorning them, she finally read them. Properly.

In 2000 her first romance was accepted for the Medical Romance line and she lived happily ever after. Well, that's what she thought would happen but actually, no, it was then that the hard work really began!

Once published she discovered the Romance Writers of Australia—it would, she now knows, have been far easier on this journey to have discovered them earlier. Attending her first conference she realized that she wasn't the only person who lived with a constant cinema happening in her head—in fact they were all THE SAME! Different but the same and many wonderful friendships were made.

Carol now writes for both the Medical Romance and Presents lines and loves them both.

Back of the Book

Sheikh Prince Ibrahim refuses to bow to the duty that has destroyed his family, by locking away his emotions and shunning his royal responsibility.

Georgie is just the kind of woman duty demands he should avoid—streetwise, troubled and not interested in being queen—exactly the challenge Ibrahim seeks.

Trapped among the swirling sands, in the burning heart of the desert, Georgie finally surrenders to the brooding rebel prince—yet the law of his land decrees that she can never really be his.…

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TashNz said...

Hi Marilyn. LOVE your blog because it's my fav genre. If I was the lucky one you can find me tashnz75 (at) gmail (dot) com :))))

Laney4 said...

I love me my sheikh books.
Thanks so much, Marilyn, for sharing the love.
seytype at hotmail dot com

cherio1 said...

This book sounds yummy!

Estella said...

I love sheik books!

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Anonymous said...

I love sheikh book but what compelled me the most is the fact that carol never give up to reach her dream. way to go girl:) aretha_zhen@yahoo.con

BW said...

This sounds interesting. I would love to read about a sheik.

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

TashNZ you're the winner. Thanks to all for yoyur comments. Happy New Year!

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