Tuesday, November 26, 2013

~Blog Tour Stop Review & Giveaway~ The Sheik Retold by: Victoria Vane and E.M. Hull ****

Book Blurb:

THE SHEIK RETOLD by Victoria Vane and E.M. Hull

The Desert Was Never Hotter!
Pride and passion vie for supremacy in this steamy retelling of E.M. Hull's romance classic.
A haughty young heiress for whom the world is a playground…
A savage son of the Sahara who knows no law but his own…
When pride and passion vie for supremacy... 
Blistering desert days are nothing compared to sizzling Sahara nights…

"Look at me."
I shivered, my downcast gaze wavering only briefly before defying him again.
"Look at me." An inflection had crept into his low tone that was unmistakably commanding.
I lifted my gaze with great reluctance and met his in the mirror. Though I wanted to, I could not look away from his handsome sun-bronzed face with those inscrutable eyes. They were not black as I had thought, but the deepest indigo blue. Dark and intense, they burned into me. I was fascinated. Mesmerized.
He swung me around to him, taking my chin in hand and tilting it upward. "Bon Dieu! Do you know how beautiful you are?" His gaze dropped to my clothing, and his eyes became fierce again, his stern mouth parting in a cruel show of teeth. "Perhaps you are unaware that Zilah shall be severely punished for your foolish rebellion?"
"No!" I cried, straining back as far as his grip allowed. "It wasn't her fault. I sent her away."
"You sent her away before my wishes were carried out?"
"Will you kill her too? Like you did the horse?" I accused. "If you kill everything that does not obey you, you might as well shoot me now!"
"I will deal with the girl as it suits me." His glower had broken, replaced by a mixture of mild anger and patent amusement. "As to you, ma belle, it appears I must be your valet, as well as your lover."
"Lover?" I gave a contemptuous laugh. "Is that how you perceive yourself?"
He lifted a brow above his fathomless eyes. "You question my prowess?"
I remained stoically defiant, letting my silence speak.
His black brows met in a thunderous scowl. "There are many things you must learn, ma chère. Of utmost import to your well-being is that, save only for Allah, there is no will in this camp above my own." He continued impassively, "I could have you now, you know. In this very moment, I could tear your clothes, throw you down on that bed, and take you any way and as many times as I wish." He paused, smiling at the flare of fear in my eyes. "Fortunately for you, that is not my wish…at present."
He stroked the pad of his thumb over my lips. His expression grew almost whimsical. "Shall I make you care, cherie? Shall I make it your deepest desire, your only desire, to please me? I can make any woman love me when I choose."
He was amusing himself at my expense. He did not care if I hated or loved him, but was only enjoying a new form of torture, one that was even more detestable than anything that had gone before it. The mere suggestion that I could ever care for him, that I would ever look on him as anything but a brutal savage, infuriated me. I felt degraded and soiled that he would class me with the other women he spoke of. "I would rather you killed me," I replied coldly.
"So would I." He chuckled drily. "If you loved me, you would bore me to death.

                                    REVIEW!!!!! ****

I absolutely loved this book. If you love a book that is adventurous, romantic, and passionate then this is the book for you. I was instantly drawn into the story. I wanted to know what had happened to this poor woman and how she had gotten to where she was when the story begins.

Diana is an amazing character. She’s full of adventure, strong, confident, and has a really wonderful heart that just needs to be brought to the surface. I loved that she didn’t take anything from anyone. She was always taking up for herself and letting others know that she would do what made her happy. She wanted to fulfill her dreams and she was going to do it no matter what.

Then you have the Sheik. I absolutely LOVED him. He just made you love him, you couldn’t help it. He is strong, caring, passionate, brave and dominant. Everything you want in the man of your dreams. I couldn’t help but want him to get what he wanted because he was just that wonderful.

Diana and the Sheiks relationship is like nothing else. I loved that even though it started out as something Diana didn’t want, it eventually turned into everything she had ever dreamed of. He taught her things that no one else ever had. He taught her to open her heart, to care more and to love him. I was so into this book!  

By the end of the book you are thrown into a lot of craziness. But it’s all the craziness that you can’t seem to get enough of. I was so scared for Diana at one point and hoped that her hero would come to the rescue. I’m not telling you if he did or not, but trust me you’ll want to read and find out. The ending was just PERFECT. I was so worried at first but then it took a turn for the absolute best. This is definitely an amazing story that everyone should experience.

Buy Links:


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                                                   ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Victoria Vane is an award-winning romance novelist, cowboy addict and history junkie whose collective works of fiction range from wildly comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Victoria also writes historical fiction as Emery Lee and is the founder of Goodreads Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers and the Romantic Historical Lovers book review blog. 
Look for Victoria's Contemporary Cowboy Series coming summer 2014 from Sourcebooks

Twitter: @authorvictoriav
Facebook: Author Victoria Vane


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  1. Thank you for a chance with the great Giveaways��

  2. Can't wait to read. I love a strong and caring dominant male character!

  3. Sounds like a great read. I look forward to reading. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway :) Love the cover ;)

  5. I always love a good book about a hot Sheik! Sounds like a good book!

  6. Sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  7. He sounds amazing. Your right he seems like everything you'd want in a man and I'm excited to see how she goes from not wanting to be involved with him to lovin him n what he teaches her:) thanks for giveaway

  8. Sounds Awesome thanks for the chance at the giveaway

  9. Sounds good! I haven't read about Sheik in ages!

  10. Ashley Miller You won :) Message me Please.