Monday, June 29, 2009

Why Read the Sheikh Genre?



Why Read Sheikh Books? For me reading the sheikh genre began because of some of my favorite Harlequin Presents authors……Sandra Marton, Lucy Monroe, Susan Stephens, Penny Jordan, Kate Walker, trish Morey and Jane Porter. Now other authors have started writing for the genre like Annie West, Sabrina Philips, Kate Hewitt and Kate Hardy. I’ve also found some Desire authors like Olivia Gates or SuperRomance author Liz Fielding.

Then gradually I began reading Susan Mallery and I read her entire Desert Rogue series which were incredible, sexy, witty and sassy.

As I did more research, I found an incredible website The Sheikh’s and Desert Love. It was interesting to see how many authors were out there and I began sharing my reviews on that website and then spammers took over and that's when I decided to begin my own blog Romancing The Desert Sheikh Books because I had put so much work into sharing my reviews and then they all disappeared. Hopefully, you’ll stop by and enter my monthly contests. They are not limited to only North America, so I hope I’ll see you there!

Here’s an interesting article I recently found on the internet.

There are many fictional desert kingdoms in Sheik romance. In these desert romances the handsome and enigmatic sheik or prince finds love with the white woman for her sass and zeal of life. She is usually American or English. Powerful and very masculine he domineers her despite her Western background.


The Unshakeable Appeal of the Sheikh Hero

Article on I (Heart) Presents

Why Authors Love a Good Sheikh Book

The article here.

Kimberly Young an Editor at Harlequin said on a blog post at I (Heart) Presents:

For me a sheikh’s kingdom is the ultimate in escape, one place I know I’ll never be able to visit in real life. But its secrets, history and sensual power intoxicate me…I’ve never liked eating Turkish delight — but I damn well tried to like it — after all it’s exotic and mysterious with barely any calories. And for me a Presents Sheikh is like devouring guilt-free treats: I get all of the pleasure without gaining weight! Just try it!


From Mills and Boon July release and August in the North America, an incredible book which I will son post my review. It’s Sabrina’s first sheikh book and it’s magnificent.

THE DESERT KING’S BEJEWELLED BRIDE – Sabrina Philips
Kaliq Al-Zahir A'zam cannot believe the audacity of Tamara Weston! This teasing little virgin, who once rejected his proposal of marriage, is now a top model, displaying her body on advertising billboards for all to see.

Kaliq still wants Tamara, so he sees to it that she returns to his kingdom for the assignment of her career—she will model the royal jewels she should have worn as his bride, and deliver to him the wedding night he was previously denied….

Harlequin has outdone themselves in July with all of the following sheikh releases, and I for one can’t wait to ready them all!

SHEIKH BOSS – HOT DESERT NIGHTS – Susan Stephens
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. To his surprise, Casey teaches him about the simple pleasures in life. But royal duty is never far from their door….

SURRENDER TO THE PLAYBOY SHEIKH – Kate Hardy
Karim al-Hassan can have any woman he wants, and sexy little waitress Lily Finch has caught his eye. One glance leads to a searing kiss—and a hunger that Karim plans to satisfy with a temporary fling.

But Lily is actually more than just a waitress. Successful and career-focused, she is determined never to mix business with pleasure—until playboy Karim's slow seduction breaks down her resistance! Soon Karim is breaking his own rules: he wants Lily in his bed—forever!

THE SHEIKH’S LOVE CHILD – Kate Hewitt
With butterflies fluttering in her stomach, Lucy Banks has arrived in the desert kingdom of Biryal—with a secret!

Seeing Sheikh Khaled—the man who once loved and left her—in his sumptuous royal palace, Lucy is blown away by his barbaric magnificence: he's king of the desert and his eyes are blacker and harder than before. He's not the man she once knew. She wants to run away from his overwhelming masculinity, but they're inextricably bound forever…for he is the father of her son.

1 comment:

Keira of LoveRomancePassion said...

Thanks for the link Marilyn! I'm off to read the other articles you pointed to in your post!

 

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