Date: 20th November 2023, Posted by mollie
Readers often ask me, “Why do you love writing Sheikh romances?” The answer is simple—and varied. I love the escapism a sheikh romance provides. And I adore writing multicultural romances and learning more about the fascinating Arabic culture.
As I share in the author’s note of Claimed by The Sheikh, the first book in The Sheikhs Untamed Brides series:
In a previous incarnation as a transformational leadership coach I was on assignment in one the most dangerous prisons in New Zealand.
I very much admired the men and women who worked in these very oppressive environments to keep our world safe. I especially admired those that were committed to helping prisoners change their lives. One of the female prison oﬃcers at Rimutaka Prison knew that I was a romance novelist and asked me if I would write a book with a sheikh as the hero.
So here he is, Cheryl. I dedicate Claimed by The Sheikh and Melanie and Tariq’s love story for you.
And I also dedicate this book to the survivors of the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand—and to those around the world who know that only love can bring peace.
As I write this blog post, the need for more peace, harmony, love and tolerance for cultures differing from our own is at a crisis point. My story, Claimed by The Sheikh, is devoted to helping bring that vision alive.
As one reviewer shared:
“While providing a wonderful escape, I was pleasantly surprised that this romance story provided thoughtful, relatable characters but also provided insights into Islam, and I always enjoy learning new things about other cultures and philosophies. Through greater understanding and respect for differences, we can all unite for the greater good of the human race … in my humble opinion.”
A grief-stricken Sheikh Tariq na Hassir, the formidable ruler of the kingdom of Avana, arrives in Paris to claim his brother’s child after a car crash killed his parents–unaware that the child isn’t their biological son. Salim is Tariq’s son, with his former lover, a renowned architect.
Three years ago, after being banished by Tariq from his desert kingdom, Melanie Jones secretly gave her baby to Tariq’s childless brother and his wife, in a swap the world was never supposed to discover.
The tragedy pulls her back to the world that rejected her and the man who abandoned her―the only man capable of turning her carefully controlled world upside down.
Tariq will do whatever it takes to protect his legacy, including claiming Melanie as his bride and his son as heir.
But Melanie has other plans for her future―a westernized life where she’s free to operate her own business, control her own life and meet a man who loves her for who she is.
“A magical, mystical, hauntingly beautiful story which will stay with you forever.”
If you love sensuous romance and true love stories, set against a sensuous backdrop of the desert, art, and innovative architecture you’ll love Claimed by The Sheikh.
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“You know this resonated with me from the get-go & I can’t tell you how much I healed from sobbing out loud about their traumatic but eventually healing story.”
Thank you for your kind words throughout the writing and editing process. Your feedback continues to sustain me. Everything you said helped me, but most importantly knowing that my story offered and brought healing. I can’t tell you how important that is to me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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