Not sixteen birthdays but sixteen books with Harlequin Mills and Boon. Yes!! My editor has just recently accepted my 16th book and it will be out this year. The title is to be DEFYING HER DESERT DUTY and I'm absolutely chuffed.
It probably sounds strange as I've been working away at my books, devoting so much time and energy to get them written, polished and ready for publication, that I almost didn't notice the significance of this event. Sixteen seems a perfect number for a romance writer to celebrate. It makes me think of first love, heady summer days and sultry nights dreaming of romance and swooning over some gorgeous boy.
It also means I'm an adult, in terms of my writing. Well, a young adult at least. Maybe that means I'll have to be very, very serious from now on. Or maybe I'll just do what I've been doing and work hard at something I love to do.
Because this is a special occasion I thought I'd celebrate by giving away a signed copy of my March Presents Extra release: GIRL IN THE BEDOUIN TENT. Here's a taste of what it's about:
Sheikh Prince Amir has vowed to redeem his scandalous family name. So the last thing he needs on a tour of his desert kingdom is to have a sensuous blonde - with more spirit than clothes - presented for his harem!
Fiery Cassie might have been kidnapped by bandits and dolled up as the Sheikh's love-slave, but she refuses to be any man's plaything. Yet spending a week in Amir's desert tent pretending to be his mistress would get under any girl's skin. Especially when she is under his sheets.
To be in the draw to win my signed book, simply leave a comment on this post. I'd love to know what memories 'Sweet Sixteen' conjures for you. Or if sixteen wasn't a stellar year, perhaps you could share with us which one has been the best so far.
To read more about any of Annie's books or enter her latest website contest, visit her at http://www.annie-west.com If you're eager to grab a copy of GIRL IN THE BEDOUIN TENT here are links to it at Harlequin, Amazon and The Book Depository (free postage).