Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rise of the Billionaire -- ETR -- April, 2013

Here is a taste of what is coming in April!

Rise of the Billionaire will come out in the Spring. It’s the story of a hacker who had a rough childhood and the fantasy of being with one woman, Alethea, gave him the strength to overcome it.  Now that he has some influential friends who owe him pretty big favors, he’s determined to become the kind of man Alethea would be interested in – rich and dangerous.  Jeisa is the woman who has been hired to help him morph into that man.  Book 5 is one man’s journey to find himself and the difficult choices he has to make along the way. It’s also about the painful realization that sometimes when you love someone it means letting them go.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Caroline Thelemaque

Her information will be up on my site soon! She's just working on translating her site and wanted to share it once it was complete.

You can see her on youtube here

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Excerpt: Saving the Sheikh and blurb

Rachid bin Amir al Hantan is fighting for the sovereignty of his small country. He needs to find some powerful allies - and fast. Attending the wedding of Dominic Corisi is as much about reconnecting with old friends as it is about celebrating nuptials. The last thing he needs right now is the distraction of a woman.

Zhang Yajun is a self-made billionaire who can’t believe she accepted her friend’s dare to kiss Sheikh Rachid before the end of the wedding. When impulsive words lead to even more impulsive actions, these two will discover that sometimes the last thing you were looking for is the one thing that can save you.


Those beautiful, intelligent eyes pierced his soul. “Are you backing out?”

God help him, he couldn’t.

“No,” he said hoarsely. He pulled her roughly against him and said, “Your father gave you to me and you will submit.” He swooped down to claim her mouth and the line between reality and fantasy blurred. 

 She pushed lightly against his chest with both of her hands and struggled just enough to kick up his excitement to a level he’d never experienced before. Before he lost all control and took her right there on Dominic’s patio, Rachid broke off the kiss and closed a hand around one of her wrists. “Come,” he said and dragged her behind him down the stairs toward the airfield.

“Where are you taking me?” she asked, her voice rising with distress.

A quick look back confirmed that her eyes were dancing with an excitement that belied her words. He stopped walking and pulled her into his arms again, growling into one of her ears, “Somewhere private where I can enjoy you.”

She pulled away from him, attempting to free the wrist he still held firmly in one hand.

“You’ll never get away with this!” she said, her small chest heaving.

Effortlessly, he picked her up and swung her over one of his shoulders. She kicked her legs and hit his back – although there was no sting to those flails. “You will learn to obey me, woman.”

“Never,” she hissed.

Head high, he carried her that way to his private plane. Per his earlier instructions, it had been readied and the pilot was near the open hatch. The expression on the pilot’s face was priceless. “Your highness?” he asked in a worried tone.

Rachid issued his order harshly. “Tell no one of our extra guest. Do you understand?”

When the pilot hesitated, Rachid put Zhang down beside him and loomed over the man, repeating himself between gritted teeth, “Do you understand?”

“Yes, Your Highness. Of course.”

Before looking away, Rachid added, “And I will require absolute privacy in the main cabin. Do not open that door no matter what you hear.”

“Of course,” the man said nervously.

Once inside the plane, Rachid led Zhang and area where two seats were face to face. He deposited her in one of them and sat in the one directly across from her. They both waited until the pilot had closed the hatch before either of them spoke.

Zhang laughed into her hand. “I think he really believes that you’re kidnapping me.”

The corners of Rachid’s eyes crinkled with humor, but instead of breaking role with her he said, “Remove your underclothing before you secure your seatbelt.”

Her head tipped to the side in question.

He secured himself in his seat and folded his arms across his chest. “Do as I say. We have a six hour flight – plenty of time to start your education.”

Meet Caroline Thelemaque

Meet a real life heroine -- Caroline Thelemaque.  I found her personal story so inspirational that I asked her if I could use her in my book Saving the Sheikh.  I hope I did this wonderful woman justice in the scene I wrote her into with Zhang.  More information will be included on my website about Caroline and her projects.

I am so grateful that she allowed me to share how real women are making a difference globally!

Arab Proverbs I found inspirational


Here are some Arab Proverbs I found inspirational while writing Saving the Sheikh:
You need a brother, without one you're like a person rushing to battle without a weapon.

A servant who has two masters, lies to one of them.

The men are the wool of the tribe, but the women are the ones who weave the pattern.
In the desert of life the wise travel by caravan, while the fool prefers to travel alone.
Only a mother can understand the suffering of a son.