The eternal lure of sheikh romance by Trish Morey
I just adore an alpha hero. One of the best things about writing for Harlequin Presents (published as Mills & Boon Sexy in Australia) that the alpha male is the focus. From Aussie self-made billionaires to cool British bluebloods to hot Mediterranean tycoons, Presents celebrates the alpha male in all his guises.
But of all the different flavours of Presents heroes, my favourite by far is the sheikh. Golden skinned, dark haired and with flashing eyes, the sheikh hero is exotic, powerful and drop dead sexy. He can be well-educated (and frequently is), lending a veneer of civility to a man who at the same time can be as harsh and dangerous as the land over which he rules. A sheikh hero doesn't have to bother with political correctness, he doesn't have to live by anybody else's rules - he makes the rules.
And with that power comes the peril - any heroine who comes within reach of him will be vulnerable. She's the one who will be out of her territory. She's the one who will be on unfamiliar ground, while this man - brooding, commanding, at times probably unbearable but always magnificent - will be calling the shots and driving our heroine mad into the deal.
But of course, for all his power and presence, our sheikh hero doesn't have things all his own way. I think that's another reason why sheikh romances are so popular - because here we have a larger-than-life figure - and it's so true what they say - the bigger they are, the harder they fall. And when our sheikh hero falls for our heroine, that one woman who is his match and his destiny, he's got a long, long way to fall, and it's one long delicious ride to their happily ever after.
I'm currently half way through writing a series of sheikh stories called Desert Brothers - bound by duty, undone by passion. The first two books in the duo, Duty and the Beast, and The Sheikh's Last Gamble, were released in 2012. The next two stories are coming soon.
And to fully prepare myself for launching into the next two books of the series, I've just returned from the most amazing four weeks in Turkey and the Middle East immersing myself in the culture. And after only four weeks observing the male of the species, I could be wrong, but I firmly believe sheikh heroes are the ultimate alpha hero with a heartbeat.
Because who wouldn't want a hot desert lover?
Duty and the Beast
(Desert Brothers #1)
by Trish Morey
Rescued from the clutches of a lascivious prince, Princess Aisha Peshwah quickly realizes she's jumped out of the frying pan and headfirst into the fire. Her rescuer is Zoltan Al Farouk bin Shamal—an unashamed barbarian!—who must marry Aisha himself to ensure he is crowned king.Commanding, stern and brutally attractive, Zoltan is as untamed as the desert he will be master of. Aisha wants to resist, but is drawn to this enigmatic man, and soon her innocent body begins to unravel beneath his powerful possession.
The Sheikh's Last Gamble (Desert Brothers #2)
by Trish Morey
The winner takes all! When infamous billionaire gambler Bahir Al-Qadir is forced to protect his ex-lover, Marina Peshwah, it seems Lady Luck has finally deserted him. He's tried to forget the spoilt princess, but even the relentless heat of the desert has failed to burn the intoxicating image of her from his mind. Now he's about to discover that their passion left them with more than memories. Marina is once again at the mercy of the man she loves to hate. She may hold the winning card, but with such high stakes this proud sheikh will go all in to claim his heir!
Trish has one set of her Desert Brothers duo to give away (print copies). All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.