Friday, September 13, 2013

Spotlight for THE SHEIK RETOLD by Victoria Vane and E.M. Hull (it's got a new cover!)


THE SHEIK RETOLD by Victoria Vane and E.M. Hull

Pride and passion vie for supremacy in this steamy retelling of E.M. Hull's romance classic.
A haughty young heiress for whom the world is a playground…
A savage son of the Sahara who knows no law but his own…
When pride and passion vie for supremacy... 
Blistering desert days are nothing compared to sizzling Sahara nights…

"There will be inquiries." I choked out. "I am not such a nonentity that nothing will be done when I am missed. You will pay for what you have done."

"Pay?" His amused look sent a cold feeling of dread through me. "I have already paid… in gold that matches your hair, my gazelle. Besides," he continued, "the French Government has no jurisdiction over me. There is no authority here above my own." 

My trepidation was growing every passing minute. "Why have you done this? Why brought me here?" 

"Why?" He repeated with a slow and heated appraisal that made me acutely, almost painfully, conscious of my sex. "Bon Dieu! Are you not woman enough to know?"

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Excerpt from THE SHEIK RETOLD:

     "Diana, give up this insane trip."
     "I will not."
     "I've a thundering good mind to make you."
     I gave an unladylike snort. "You can't," I said flatly. "I'm my own mistress now. You have no claim on me. We needn't make any further pretence about it, for I am not going to argue any more. I will not go back to Biskra."
     "If you are afraid of being laughed at——"
     "I am not afraid of being laughed at! Only cowards are afraid of that, and I am not a coward. I have said my last word, Aubrey. It is your own considerations and not mine that are at the bottom of your remonstrance. You do not deny it because it is true."
    I knew exactly the grievance he had been nursing. Maybe he now suffered some small prickings of conscience on my upbringing, but I had no doubt that concern for his own comfort troubled him most. Aubrey always had been, and always would be, supremely selfish.
    We stared each other down across the little table until his eyeglass fell with a little sharp tinkle against his waistcoat button. I watched his angry flush of color with an absurd wave of amusement. Although we were perilously close to degenerating into a vulgar quarrel, it was a true spectacle to rouse the lazy Aubrey to wrath.
    "You're a damned obstinate little devil!" he exclaimed.
    "I am what you have made me— as hard as yourself— so how can you quarrel with the result? It is illogical. This is your fault, not mine, but I don't want to wrangle with you any more. My life is now my own to deal with, and I will deal with it exactly as I wish. I will do what I choose when and how I choose, and I will never again obey any will but my own."
    Aubrey's mouth hardened. His eyes narrowed. "Then I hope to Heaven that one day you will fall into the hands of a man who will make you obey."
    I rose with a scornful laugh, flinging over my shoulder as I stormed back to my tent, "Then Heaven help him who tries!"

About the Author:

Victoria Vane is an award-winning romance novelist, cowboy addict and
history junkie whose collective works of fiction range from wildly comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Victoria also writes historical fiction as Emery Lee and is the founder of Goodreads Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers and the Romantic Historical Lovers book review blog. 

Look for Victoria's Contemporary Cowboy Series coming summer 2014 from Sourcebooks.

Want to contact Victoria? You can reach her by email, at her website, blog, follow her on Twitter, or on Facebook. She loves to hear from readers. 

Happy Reading Everyone! I plan to read this one absolutely!

THE SHEIK RETOLD by Victoria Vane and E.M. Hull, Vane Publishing, available now in print and ebook formats at Amazon, and print at Barnes & Noble.
***click on links or cover below for purchasing information.

   

3 comments:

Victoria Vane said...

Thanks so much, Amy for featuring THE SHEIK RETOLD. Also for posting about Barnes & Noble! I wasn't aware that it had hit their stores yet. :-)
XO
Victoria Vane

kipha said...

LOL Untold would also be a great story. Thanks for spotlighting Victoria's upcoming release.

Amy Valentini said...

LOL!! HOLY CRAP! Fixing asap! At least I got it right in the title. Long day yesterday! xoxo

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