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Lynn Raye Harris is romancing the Sheikh! And a Giveaway!

Recently two of Lynn Raye Harris's books were reviewed on Romance Book Haven and both were Sheikh books! So we invited Lynn over for to discuss the attraction of Sheikhs! But she came with a GIVEAWAY of her CAPTIVE BUT FORBIDDEN!

So over to Lynn now...


What is it about a sheikh?  Maybe it’s that edge of wildness, that sense that he’s barely tamed, or the dark good looks and autocratic attitude (which our heroine will always change!) that he carries wherever he goes.  Whatever it is, I’ve always loved reading about sheikhs in romance novels – and now I love writing them.

 My latest sheikh, Malik ibn Najib al Dhakir, is the brother to King Adan, who readers met in Strangers in the Desert.  Malik’s book is called MarriageBehind the Façade – and he was so challenging to write about!  He’s dark, brooding, and arrogant – just as you would expect.  But there’s more to Malik than meets the eye.

Malik’s wife, Sydney Reed, is a California girl.  But she’s not the typical California girl with blonde hair, a tan, and a surfboard.  No, Sydney is red-headed and pale – and she’s convinced she’s the ugly ducking in her family of swans.  When Malik first swept her off her feet, she felt like her every dream had come true.

 Until she realizes that her husband doesn’t actually love her. 

 Sydney leaves Malik, but when a year goes by and she sends him divorce papers, the last thing she expects is for Malik to show up on her doorstep and demand that she accompany him to the desert kingdom of Jahfar.  She doesn’t want to go, but the only way they can ever divorce is if they live as man and wife for 40 days in Jahfar.

 Naturally, nothing goes as planned.  Malik isn’t quite what he seems on the surface, and Sydney has some growing of her own to do.  It’s an emotional journey across a harsh landscape, but of course you know it works out in the end.  It’s a romance!  I hope you’ll give Marriage Behind the Façade a try, and that you’ll love Malik and Sydney as much as I do.


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One lucky commenter will be getting a copy of CAPTIVE BUT FORBIDDEN!

26 comments:

  1. I love sheikh stories because as a reader I can suspend disbelief and immerse myself in the fantasy of the story a lot easier than in any other contemporary romance subgenre.

    I'd love to read your book, Lynn.

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  2. Hiya Lynn! I think it's the edge of wildness! Ha! Malik sounds like the perfect guy I love to hate and Sydney the girl who must find who she really is. I can't wait to read it. :-)

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  3. I love stories about ex's reuniting, can't wait to read this! Thanks!

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  4. Hi Kiru!

    Thanks for coming to read this post. All the best with the giveaway!

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  5. Hello Robyn,

    Malik is one hot Sheikh with some hidden agendas! You'll love the story!

    All the best in the giveaway!

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  6. Hi Shelley B!

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  7. Love the "exotic factor" of the sheikh.

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  8. I don't know if I've ever read a sheikh book before, but these 2 sound like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Hi Leslie!

    I know! To us- Sheikhs are exotic and hot!

    All the best in the giveaways!

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  10. Hello Jemi!

    Oh, you sure are missing out by not having read a Sheikh story!

    All the best in the giveaway!

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  11. Now Sheikhs or Cowboys? That is the question....

    To me both type of hero sound hot and exotic!

    Riya

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  12. Hi Lynn,

    I love the stories based in the desert depicting Sheikhs. I think I'll love reading your Marriage Behind the Facade too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Ohh! The discussion is hotting up now! Sheikhs? Or Cowboys?

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  14. Sheikh stories are wonderful. This one sounds great.

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  15. Hi Lynn, read and reviewed this one a couple of months back. It was great stuff. Wasn't able to get your book with the Indian hero, though :(. I missed that one. Great to see you over here.

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  16. I love Sheikh stories, they are definitely stories that you can just immerse yourself into. Love the exotic settings too.

    This one sounds great to me!

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  17. I've never read a book based on a sheikh. Interesting premise!

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  18. The Western world could learn a lot from this;-)

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  19. Anonymous03 May, 2012

    Hi Lynne I have read your previous book strangers in the dessert and enthralled by it. Look forward to read this book tOo:D, arethazhenATrocketmailDOTCOM

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  20. i Love reading sheikh stories, they are dangerous, mysterious, handsome, rich and possesive *grin

    eli_y83@yahoo.com

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  21. Captive but for bidden was beautifully written and I loved every minute of it well done Lynn!

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  22. Intriguing plots for these sheikh stories.

    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

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  23. Sorry, everyone, but I've been on a killer deadline -- and out of town since Friday! Thanks so much for all your comments. I'm so happy to see that many of you enjoy my books! :)

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  24. Hey, y'all! I'm back to choose a winner! The random number generator chose Laura. Yay, Laura! Email me your details as Lynn AT LynnRayeHarris DOT com and I'll get a copy of CAPTIVE BUT FORBIDDEN into the mail to you. :)

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  25. Congratulations Laura! Please contact Lynn via her email address for you win!

    Thank you Lynn for this giveaway and for the lovely post!

    Thank you to all my lovely friends for being here reading along!

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  26. I love that line "my latest sheikh". Mmm, so romantic...

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