Notes on The Sheikh’s Sinful Seduction

This book was a complete surprise for me. I had just begun writing what would become Seduced Into the Greek’s World when I received an email from my editor in London.

The team was putting together a multi-author series idea and wanted me to write one of the stories. The theme was the seven deadly sins, except they were calling them Seven Sexy Sins (the true taste of temptation!)

I’ll be honest. I might not have been quite so enthused if they’d given me any other sin but the one I got, which was lust. Talk about winning the lottery!

The first thing I did is what any romance author worth her salt would do. I googled ‘lust.’ What was the nature of it? What caused it?

A wiki article claimed that lust was provoked by the exotic. It’s mother nature’s way of keeping the gene pool varied and improving adaptability.

So, I made my characters polar opposites: a shy, pale, redheaded English virgin and a wickedly rakish sheikh. Cool, damp England against hot, dry desert. Fern is teaching his sister’s children; they all meet at his oasis.

Oddly, the whole time I was writing it, I had the song Midnight At The Oasis stuck in my head. Even more oddly, a reviewer told me she heard the song the whole time she was reading it. Let me know if it happens to you.

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