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Nicola Marsh | Sheikhs and Desert Princes

July 16, 2008

What is it about sheikhs and desert princes that have readers buying these books in droves?

Is it the promise of being swept off our feet by an alpha hero?

Is it the exotic locations?

The mystery of delving into a new culture?

The guaranteed heat? (yes, I am talking about the weather!)

For me, it’s the fantasy element, the knowledge that this hero will take me to places I’ve never been before.

With that in mind, I absolutely had to write my own. It was a challenge considering I set most of my books in my fabulous home city, Melbourne, but one I thrived on and once I’d invented my very own desert kingdom of Adhara and Prince Samman al Wali as its ruler, I was swept away.

From a private desert oasis to a French-inspired palace, from the lush palace gardens to a bustling souk, Adhara intrigued me, almost as much as Sam.

(Once I saw this picture of actor Rodrigo Santaro, I knew I’d found my prince. Strong, commanding, powerful.)

Of course, every alpha hero needs an equally strong heroine and top architect Bria Green is more than a match for the headstrong prince.

THE DESERT PRINCE’S PROPOSAL (Harlequin Romance) is the result of a healthy imagination, a love of romance and that endless quest for happily ever after.

Want to know more?

Check out my website for an excerpt.

Or better yet, go grab your copy off the shelves right now!

Do you enjoy sheikh books? If so, what’s the attraction?

Happy reading,

What’s next for Nicola?

THE BOSS’S BEDROOM AGENDA (Harlequin Modern Heat) Oct 08 UK, Dec 08 Australia/NZ, Feb 09 (Harlequin Presents)

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