Kismet by Monica Burns
My guest this hour is Monica Burns. An award-winning author of erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.
Her trade paperback novel Kismet has just been reissued by Berkley for mass market!
Raised in a brothel at a young age, Allegra Synnford quickly learned that survival meant taking charge of her destiny. Now, a renowned courtesan skilled in the pleasures of the flesh, she chooses her lovers carefully—vowing never to be vulnerable to any one man. Until a mesmerizing Sheikh strips that control from her…
With a man who wasn’t used to losing.
Sheikh Shaheen of the Amazigh has been hiding from his past for a long time, but not enough to forget how another courtesan made him abandon his life as the Viscount Newcastle. It’s why the yearnings this dangerous temptress ignites within him are so troubling. Worse, thoughts of Allegra pervade every fantasy, threatening to undermine his cover. With old enemies circling, experience tells him he must resist her charms at all cost. In fact, he’s betting on it. That’s a risky wager when it comes to a woman of pleasure. But Allegra has her own reasons for playing games…with a man who can’t afford to lose.
What happens between them is Kismet…
Read the first two chapters of Kismet
Critical Acclaim for Monica’s Books
Kismet – 2010 CAPA from The Romance Studio for Best Erotic Historical
“Monica Burns writes with sensitivity and panache.”
— Sabrina Jeffries, NYT bestselling author
“Delectably sensual…intensely emotional.”
— Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author
“… romance akin to a Johanna Lindsey classic. Relax and enjoy the sizzling show…
“…a wonderful historical fiction voice…”
— Babbling About Books, and More
“…Burns has a charismatic and confident writing style.”
— Sacramento Book Review
“I loved every passionate, captivating word of Pleasure Me. I have never anticipated a love scene with such fervor before. This book will enchant you.”
— Julianne MacLean, USA Today Bestselling author
“I was hooked and spent the whole day reading this sizzling, sensual, engrossing tale.”
— Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly – Beyond Her Book (on Pleasure Me)
Leave a comment or question for Monica and you’ll be entered in the drawing to receive a copy of her Inferno’s Kiss. This contest is open to International entries anywhere The Book Depository ships.
I’ll also be choosing a reader to receive an ebook of my Maidensong for winner’s choice of Kindle or Nook. Like Monica’s Kismet, this story isn’t your typical Regency tale. A ‘maidensong’ is what the Vikings called a love story.
RT BOOKReviews says, “From Scandinavia to the Byzantine slave markets, this steamy love story calls to mind the great mistresses of the genre: Small, Henley and Mason. Filled with forbidden love, betrayal, redemption and hope.”
Remember today is Touch of a Rogue‘s release day! Publishers Weekly named Mia’s newest book one of their Top Ten Romances for Spring 2012!
“Balancing sleuthing and romance with a touch of the mystical, Marlowe’s smart and amusing return to the Preston family (introduced in Touch of a Thief) features charming investigator Jacob Preston, who broadcasts his fondness for married women but keeps his clairvoyance a secret. Fans of historical paranormals will delight in this fetching 19th-century romp. Starred Review!” ~ Publishers Weekly