People disagree on lots of things. Politics. Religion. The weather. But there are some things many of us can agree on, especially those of us who are women.
Chocolate is good. So are expensive (sigh) shoes. Dieting sucks. Bad hair days are pure misery.
As for men… Brad Pitt is gorgeous. Remember the first time you saw him, in Thelma and Louise? Mmm mmm mmm, what a sight. Nacho Rodriques is spectacular. Those Polo ads stop me every time, and not because I'm a fan of Polo or of polo, for that matter. It's the guy that does it.
And Alpha heroes are… can you say 'addictive'? Scientific surveys say that 99.9% of us prefer our romance heroes to be Alphas.
Okay. Sorry. I made that up. The scientific survey part—but judging by the readers who email me, the fans who talk to me at conferences, the writers I know, the second part of that statement is absolutely true.
Alpha heroes are sexy and exciting, and the strong, independent-minded women who steal their hearts are the women we would surely be if it we could just stop working and taking care of our kids and cleaning the house long enough to escape the pressures of our everyday lives.
I almost always have an Alpha hero in my head. If I weren't a writer, that might be a bad thing but I am a writer, so this is a good thing… unless more than one such guy takes up residence at the same time. What do you do then? Here are your choices. You (a) check yourself into a quiet place for a much-needed rest, or (b) you write the story each of them wants to tell.
I don't have the time or inclination to hang out in a quiet place, so I decided to go with choice (b).
In other words, I thought of four sexy heroes… and decided to write all four of their stories. Jacob, Caleb and Travis Wilde are brothers; Sheikh Khan of Altara is their pal. And, over the next few months, you're going to meet them all.
Khan's story is first, and will be available in early November. I admit, I love sheikh fantasies, as a writer and as a reader, and my guy this time is… well, the title of my book is THE PRINCE OF PLEASURE, and that pretty much says it all. Khan is powerful, wealthy, exciting and ohmygod sexy! He's not interested in a serious relationship. Women? Yes. Settling down? No. Not until he must take a wife, and he will, eventually, because it will be his duty. Right now, Khan had time only for the difficult task of taking his ancient kingdom out of the past and into the 21st century. In fact, that's why he's in Dallas.. He's there on business and it's at a business event that he meets Laurel Cruz.
He doesn't so much meet Laurel as he is confronted by her. Unlike other women, Laurel doesn't see Khan as sexy. She sees him as a cold-hearted dictator but then, Laurel's life has given her a cause: the protection of women from male domination. The problem? Khan's kind of 'domination' is hot, sexy and dangerous… and before either of them is ready for it, the anger between them t turns to flame.
My second November release is THE DANGEROUS JACOB WILDE. It's Book One in my brand new series for Presents, The Wilde Brothers. Jake's a sexy, ruggedly handsome billionaire, a risk-taker who flies combat helicopters In Afghanistan… at least, he flew them until an act of bravery leaves him badly wounded, physically and emotionally. But Jake doesn't see what he did as brave. If anything, he's haunted by the memory of what happened that fateful day. When he returns to the Wilde ranch, it's only because he's promised his brothers and sisters that he'll stop there on his way to… well, to wherever. Jake doesn't know where he's going, only that he's not ready to stay in one place.
Addison is a sophisticated New Yorker, in Dallas on personal business. It's business Jake misinterprets. He makes the mistake of taking her on at his welcome-home party. When he realizes he made a mistake, he goes after her but their confrontation on a dark, lonely road escalates from apology to anger to an affair so hot and explosive that it threatens to consume them both.
You'll be able to find THE PRINCE OF PLEASURE at Kindle, at Nook, at Smashword, and at iTunes for your iPhone and your iPad in just a few days. For now, go to http://.wwwsandramarton.com for more information. Digital publishing is an exciting new venture for me. I love this brave new world!
THE DANGEROUS JACOB WILDE will be available in both print and e-format, at Amazon and Harlequin and all the places where you usually buy my Presents novels . Until it is (in mid-November) please go to http://www.sandramarton.com for more information.
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