Every story starts with a small nugget of an idea and this one came from a friend, who mentioned that there were women who ran professional bridesmaid services. My friend’s words were ‘there is a story in there somewhere!’ Sure enough there was and Hired to Wear the Sheikh’s Ring is my story from that nugget of an idea.
Tiffany is desperate to help her sister whose husband has left her not only with a young daughter but debts that threaten the home they live in. Tiffany’s savings don’t come anywhere near covering the debt. Then she meets Jafar, at his best friend’s wedding where she has been the bridesmaid and he puts a deal to her that would mean her sister can live worry free.
Jafar needs a wife in order to remain the ruler of his kingdom, but has no intention of entering into the romantic side of a marriage, so when he discovers Tiffany and the business she runs, he strikes a deal with her to be his bride and remain in his kingdom for several months afterwards.
What neither of them expect is the passion which burns on their wedding night, brighter than the desert sun or that the marriage is now much more than just a deal.
Martinez’s Pregnant Wife is the second book in my Convenient Christmas Brides Duet. Maximiliano Martinez has recently discovered he has a half-brother and on the very day he is to meet him is told by his estranged wife Lisa that their one night of passion has had a lasting legacy. He is to be a father.
Lisa should have walked away from Max and their marriage but something brought her back and now they will forever be linked by the child they created. The secrets from Max’s past mean he insists they remain married for the sake of their baby and as these secrets unfold, so the barriers around his heart finally crumble. But is it too late to save his marriage?
Raul Valdez is shocked to discover he has a half-brother and even more shocked by the terms of his father’s will which stipulate he must track down that half-brother or marry Lydia Carter-Wilson to clear debts owed by her father.
Lydia is unable to comprehend what her father has done or the magnitude of the implications for her. The last thing she wants to do is marry the Spaniard who is calling in her father’s debt, so when she discovers her love of genealogy could get her out of the mess, she strikes her own deal with the banking billionaire. However, neither of them is prepared for the attraction between them to explode so spectacularly.
Di Marcello’s Secret Son is the first in a trilogy, The Secret Billionaires, which Dani Collins, Jennifer Hayward and myself worked on to create powerful and sexy heroes who live life on the edge and take great pleasure in challenging one another.
Each book is about one of the three billionaires, all of whom go undercover as part of the ultimate challenge from their mutual friend, Sebastien. Whilst doing that challenge they meet or are reunited with the women who test them far more than the challenge itself.
Antonio Di Marcello finds himself back in Milan, working as a motor mechanic. At first he thinks the challenge is to mend bridges with his estranged parents, whom he hasn’t seen since he ended the ill-fated marriage he’d made out of honour and duty to his family.
Very quickly he discovers that Sadie Parker, the woman he had a passionate weekend affair with four years ago, is working at the same garage. Sure this is his challenge, he cannot reveal his true identity until the end of the two week challenge, by which time he discovers that their affair has a lasting legacy - his son and heir.
Sadie has lived in fear and hope of Antonio coming back into her life, but had never anticipated it would be in such a way. She is determined to protect her child from being hurt and rejected by his father but is totally unprepared for the sensual onslaught Antonio adopts in order to get what he wants and finds herself falling for him all over again.
I hope you enjoy Antonio and Sadie’s story and don’t forget to read Stavros and Calli’s story in Xenakis’s Convenient Bride by Dani Collins and Alejandro and Cecily’s story in Salazar’s One-Night Heir by Jennifer Hayward.
The idea for A Child Claimed by Gold came about when I watched a television programme about travelling across Russia and one scene in particular lit the fuse of my imagination and Nikolai came to life in my mind, along with Emma. I could imagine them at the station, cold winter winds blowing around them as they looked at one another for the first time. So many questions came at me from that one moment and I knew I had to write their story. I hope you enjoy it!
Nikolai Cunningham has turned his back on his heritage and the secrets which lie buried within his family’s past, but when Emma Sanders threatens to unearth it all, bringing it all out for closer inspection, he is forced to return to Russia. The spark of attraction between them is instant, although each has reasons for ignoring it, until one night brings them together – with lasting consequences.