Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Book by Monica Burns

by Monica Burns
Berkley Sensation
ISBN 978-0-42523-215-6

“Monica Burns writes with sensitivity and panache. Don't miss this one!”
— Sabrina Jeffries, NYT bestselling author

“Tell me, sir, if you were to win this wager, what do you expect for your one night of pleasure?”

It was a gamble she was born to make…

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…

Critical Acclaim

“After reading the bio posted on her website, I was afforded a deeper understanding into the wealth of emotions she poured into Kismet. Tenacious, sassy heroines and strong, sexy heroes are her signature style and she’s boldly penned one of the best books I’ve read in years.”
— TwoLipsReviews

“The imagery that Monica Burns paints of Moroccan and the people is mesmerizing. So captivating is the love story that is truly romance at its best, purest and most captivating that you will regret not absorbing every word on the page."”
— Book Junkie

“...a wonderful historical fiction voice. The way she builds up the attraction between her hero and heroine shows her skill as an author...”
— Babbling About Books, and More

“I absolutely loved this book...In my humble opinion it will become a classic that lovers of historical romance will read and recommend to others for many years to come. Bravo Ms. Burns.”
— ManicReaders


Estella said...

I have seen this book around the net, and have put it on my To Buy list.

erahime said...

What an interesting blurb. And a seductive book trailer.

Stacy~ said...

I read this book a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it:)

Monica Burns said...

Estella, so glad to hear you've put it on your TBB list.

Erahime...thanks for the book trailer kudos. I did it myself so whenever I see someone saying they enjoy it, it's a treat.

Stacy, I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm delighted you enjoyed Kismet.

Monica Burns said...

Oh and a huge hug of thanks to Lucy for spotlighting Kismet. I should have mentioned that first. *hangs head in shame*


Kimberly Fisk said...

Congrats, Monica! I have heard such great things about this book!! It's on my TBR pile and can't wait to be off deadline to have time to read.