Release day: The Desert King’s Captive Bride
Today is the official release of The Desert King’s Captive Bride by Annie West (paperback and ebook, Mills & Boon). Here’s the blurb:
“I was blackmailed into this marriage. I will not be blackmailed into bed.”
Princess Ghizlan of Jeirut has returned home to find that warrior Sheikh Huseyn al Rasheed has seized her late father’s kingdom. With her sister held hostage, Ghizlan has no choice. Her barbarian captor is determined to tame her, rule her—and make her his own!
Forcing Ghizlan’s hand in marriage will not be enough to conquer her body and soul: Huseyn’s iron will is challenged at every step by her magnificent beauty and fierce pride. It won’t be long before they both fall prey to the firestorm between them…
Annie dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
This is the second of two linked sheikh stories (the first was The Desert King’s Secret Heir). But don’t worry—you can read this as a totally standalone story. It’s just that people who read the first will recognise some characters. The working title was ‘The Princess and the Barbarian’, which may give you a hint of how much fun I had writing this. For Sheikh Huseyn isn’t your average prince. He’s big, bold, and very, very dangerous. He doesn’t play by the rules. When he wants something he makes sure he gets it. In this case it’s Ghizlan he wants. The trouble is, Ghizlan isn’t a doormat ready to be bossed around by some big hulk of a warrior, no matter how much she’s secretly attracted to him. This is a story of fireworks and passion, of strong characters who are both striving for the same thing, though it takes them a while to discover that. I hope you have as much fun with them as I did.