A house is a home when…
What does a house or a home mean to characters in a book? With the release of my fourth book in the Swallow’s Fall series, The Turnaround Treasure Shop, I decided to go outside my four walls and ask my neighbours - authors of contemporary and historical fiction.
Over 12 days special guest authors talk us through A house is a home when…
It's TUESDAY and I'm welcoming ANNIE WEST!
(And there's a giveaway too.)
"USA Today best selling author Annie West (with dozens of published romance novels) writes for Harlequin Mills and Boon Sexy
- and look out too for her self published novellas."
When I want hot Italian nights, princes, sultans, billionaires, rebels - and strong, loving, intelligent women with opinions of their own, Annie's my author.
Character: Samira, heroine and the ‘princess bride’ from the title.
Character bio: It seems like she has it all – beauty, wealth and privilege. But Samira knows too well that can’t guarantee happiness. Born to a dysfunctional family, she’s also been betrayed by her lover with dire consequences. Now she’s picking up the pieces, building her career and getting her life on track. That means risking everything to win what she most wants in life: the family she’s been told she can never have.
The House: Not your house next door. Samira was born royal and though she’d happily give up the trappings of privilege, the man she yearns for, the only man she trusts, is royal too. Have you ever imagined a sprawling, glorious desert palace, like something out of The Arabian Nights? That’s her new home. Think old world tradition mixed with modern luxury.
What does a house or a home mean to Princess Samira?
The building doesn’t matter, nor does the location. For Samira it’s all about being part of a loving family. She finds that with Tariq and his twin sons, who welcome her into their lives. Home is about heart and building something positive. It’s about belonging.
An excerpt from The Sheikh's Princess Bride by Annie West:
Abruptly Tariq stood. Samira blinked, her gaze sliding over his amazing bronzed body.
Covers from the Desert Vows duet
(For those who don't know, 'Sexy' is the Harlequin Mills & Boon Australia/NZ imprint Annie writes for, alongside her self-published novellas.)
The blurb for Annie West's Desert Vows duet (series):
Two powerful princes…and the only women who can tame them.
Sultan Asim of Jazeer and Sheikh Tariq of Al-Sarath are both bound by honor, duty and tradition. They’ve always known they must marry, but it would be for the good of their kingdoms -not for love. Yet now two very different women threaten the vows Asim and Tariq have always sworn to uphold. As desire burns hotter than the desert sand, can these powerful sheikhs withstand the heat of temptation?
There are 3 different covers for each book in the Desert Vows duet depending where you live.
Here are the three covers for The Sheikh's Princess Bride.
You'll find all the links of where to buy and discover more about
USA Today bestselling author Annie West over on: annie-west.com
And pop back tomorrow!
Three days to go of special guest authors.
Tomorrow it's a major league Aussie rural romance and women's fiction author.
You'll be taking your heart on a country adventure with a character who is the aunt of the book’s heroine, and is an extremely glamorous double-divorcee who dresses and acts like an Italian film siren…
Jennie, in the company of Annie West x
After you’ve left a comment for Annie, why not scroll down or click the links and visit previous days and maybe win a book:
Monday 18th: USA & Australia bestselling author Anne Gracie with The Spring Bride
Tuesday 19th: Award winning author Fiona Lowe with Truly Madly Montana
Wednesday 20th: Historical fiction author Eliza Redgold with Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva
Thursday 21st: Much loved international bestseller Rachael Johns and The Road to Hope
Friday 22nd: Me, Jennie Jones - and The Turnaround Treasure Shop
Saturday 23rd: Multi award winning contemporary author Barbara Hannay and Moonlight Plains
Sunday 24th: Much-loved small-town fiction author Alissa Callen and Down Outback Roads
Monday 25th: International bestselling historical author Michelle Diener and A Dangerous Madness
"We may not have everything in life we want but at least we can have it all in a book." ~ Jennie Jones