Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Sheikh's Bride by Sophie Weston

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

Leonora Groom is an heiress in disguise, desperate to be loved for herself and not for her father's money. Yet she finds her cool facade cracking as the irresistible Amer el-Barbary woos her under the velvet Nile sky.

Bored with dating shallow women, Amer sees Leonora as a tempting breath of fresh air. But how will Leonora react when he reveals that he is a sheikh, a true prince of the desert, who wants her for his bride?.

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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:

I absolutely loved Leonara (aka Leo) as the main female lead. I have two words to describe her: fiery and vulnerable.

Her fiery side manifests itself at the most interesting of moments. Yet, beneath that fire, is a vulnerable young woman, uncomfortable in her own skin. This makes for an interesting contrast to the male lead, Amer.

Amer is a confident, albeit, jaded desert sheikh who can't resist a challenge. And boy isn't he in for one when he meets Leonara.

The pacing and the sparks in this novel were well-written and kept me glued to the book. I happily finished this one and will be hunting for more by this author.

Would I recommend this book? Yes! 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016


This is a short post but, I feel, a needed one for me.

I'm often asked, how do you write? There is no one way for me. I've done various methods over the years but one thing I have found to be a factor in my writing is staying motivated when the chaos of my personal overtakes my need and desire to write.

Maybe it's because of how I write, and the fact that I have such complex characters, that I often have trouble getting into a writing groove and sustaining it. I want to write. My characters demand that I do so but I just can't do it.

It is a rather awful feeling, much like the one I get when I feel that I'm letting someone down. My readers are great, and even encouraging, and that for me is double-edged sword. I want to make them happy with my stories but being unable to write is depressing.

Such a tangled web has been woven around me. I will struggle with all my might and perhaps, like the phoenix, I will rise in a nice blaze of glory.

Only time and my sanity will bear truth.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Secret That Shocked De Santis by Natalie Anderson

About the Book

How is she going to tell him? 

Army lieutenant Stella Zambrano had the surprise of her life when a routine medical check revealed she was pregnant. Tapping into survival mode, the headstrong beauty only has two thoughts on her mind:

1. Knowing she must conceal the father's identity.

2. And wondering what it means for the career she worked so hard for?

Because Stella's baby bombshell is the result of one shockingly sensual afternoon on a deserted beach with Prince Eduardo De Santis. And with an out-of-wedlock heir on the cards, Stella knows the playboy prince will demand marriage!

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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:

Disclaimer: I got this book from the book sale at the public library and have received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

Strong leading lady. Leading man (yes he's a prince!) with hidden depths. Oh yes, I enjoyed this one. The byplay between the two as well as the snappy dialogue made this one a joy to read.

The plot might have been simple but the character building and complexity made this book shine for me.

Would I recommend this? Yes this was a fun read.