Win Kismet!

I’m thrilled to welcome…

Award-Winning Author 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. Even then she knew that Burns was a great last name for an erotic romance writer who writes burning hot stories.

A workaholic wife and mother, Monica’s most recent awards include the Best of the Best 2011 PRISM award for Assassin’s Heart and a 2010 CAPA award for Kismet. She is also a RWA 2005 Golden Heart Finalist, 2009 and 2006 EPPIE finalist, and a recipient of JERR’s Silver Star award. Her book Mirage was a 2008 RT Bookreviews Reviewers Choice Award nominee, and it received a 2009 EPPIE for Best Historical Erotic Romance.

Today Monica’s giving away a copy of her award-winning book, Kismet:

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…

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“I was hooked and spent the whole day reading this sizzling, sensual, engrossing tale.”
— Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly – Beyond Her Book

To enter to win a copy of KISMET, answer the following question:

What is it about a sheikh that’s so sexy?

(This drawing is open internationally.)

26 comments to “Win Kismet!”

  1. Sheila eyre
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:07 am · Link

    For me it has always always been about the dark brooding eyes. Makes me shiver .

  2. Yadira A.
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:10 am · Link

    I think it’s the mystery that’s the most appealing to me.

  3. Raonaid Luckwell
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 am · Link

    What is it about a sheikh that’s so sexy?

    Mmm good question? Their swarthiness, the dark sultriness in their eyes

  4. Froggy
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 am · Link

    The way they hold themselves and know what they want 😉

  5. Glittergirl
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:18 am · Link

    What makes a sheikh so sexy? For me it’s the fantasy of the harem and the exotic atmosphere of the east with the fabrics, smells and dark handsome men.

  6. Colleen
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:55 am · Link

    I like the exotic element… their almost cavelike personalities

  7. Julie
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:37 pm · Link

    It’s their exotic surroundings–so lush and indulgent.

  8. bn100
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:09 pm · Link

    Their personality and customs

  9. Na S.
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:27 pm · Link

    Hmm, for me it’s their allure. They are mysterious to me so I can’t pinpoint any one thing 🙂

  10. Lisa B
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm · Link

    They are exotic and brooding and mysterious. Of course sexy!! In books anyway.

    Lisa B

  11. Lindsey Hutchison
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm · Link

    exotic, different, sexy for some reason they draw me in and i have to have more

  12. chelleyreads
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:21 pm · Link

    sheiks are exotic and unexpected.

  13. eli yanti
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:36 pm · Link

    their eyes and their skin 🙂

  14. aretha zhen
    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:07 pm · Link

    hMMM, because they are mysterious and dangerous:)

  15. catslady
    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:34 pm · Link

    For me it would be partly the unknown and I assume they are rich too lol.

  16. Melissa Poe
    April 3rd, 2012 at 8:39 pm · Link

    I would say it is the mysterious quality surrounding them in books along with the exotic locales.

  17. Fedora
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:21 pm · Link

    It’s the feeling that they are somehow different, exotic, powerful, and special 🙂

  18. infinitieh
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:46 pm · Link

    Exotic and that accent!

  19. Sinn
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:10 pm · Link

    for me the appeal is in their coloringa nd eyes and their strong bodies i ahve apretty good imagination with books that and almost every one is comanding and incharge its pretty sexy

  20. New An
    April 4th, 2012 at 12:12 am · Link

    rich man, good body 🙂

  21. Maria Pronounced Mariah
    April 4th, 2012 at 5:53 am · Link

    The dark mysterious eyes.

  22. Shannon
    April 4th, 2012 at 11:18 am · Link

    As others have said: the accent, exotic-ness, unknown parts, the seeming inherent power, the mystique.

    What’s not so sexy?!

  23. Ren Puspita
    April 4th, 2012 at 9:37 pm · Link

    My second comment (in case the first will show up, not sure why its lost)

    I will said their culture. I don’t care about their appearance, but its always cool to learn other cultures, especiall Mid-East culture that so exotic =)

  24. JessS
    April 4th, 2012 at 11:09 pm · Link

    I don’t know much about sheiks, and haven’t read any books with them, but they have power right? And that’s always sexy! And they’re from overseas which is cool and exotic.

  25. ELF
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:03 am · Link

    The accent, the outfit, the power!

  26. Kai W.
    April 5th, 2012 at 11:46 pm · Link

    They think they are God’s gift to women. They carry that sense of attitude.

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