Today's post is a day late owing to connectivity problems, but definitely worth the wait. MBB welcomes back Rachael Thomas, author of thrilling Harlequin contemporary romance, who has come to talk about her latest release, The Sheikh's Last Mistress, which is set in the equestrian world.
Where do you go for inspiration?
Inspiration is everywhere. It could be something someone said or a place I’ve visited which will spark off a new idea. Once I have the germ of an idea I file it away in my mind and let it grow. That’s the fun bit.
Where did you get the idea for this story?
I’d been to the local annual horse festival and had seen some spectacular stunt riding on magnificent horses and a sheikh with a problem horse slid into my mind. Then, a few days later, I heard the name Destiny on the radio and it immediately stirred my imagination and the sheikh’s horse whisperer heroine was born.
What’s your daily routine when writing?
As I also work on the family farm, having a routine is vital to being able to write. I spend an hour each morning, writing and then it’s time for farm jobs. I will then come back to my writing desk in the afternoon and spend as long as I can there.
Does life ever get in the way of writing? What do you do when it does?
Oh yes! I have to be firm with myself and make sure I schedule in time at my writing desk but sometimes it’s just not possible, so then I will take myself away for at least a few hours and find somewhere like a cosy café to lose myself in the world of my characters. It’s the perfect escape.
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The past is hanging over Sheikh Zafir Al Asmari but can he let go of it for Destiny - the only woman he truly wants?
THE SHEIKH'S LAST MISTRESS
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Destiny Richards knows she is playing with fire when she accepts charismatic Sheikh Zafir Al Asmari's job offer, but it seems like a fair price to pay to start her life over again. Until the temperature reaches the boiling point and Destiny finds herself spending one out-of-this-world night with the sheikh!
When powerful Zafir seduces English rose Destiny, he never anticipates she'll hold the title of his Last Mistress. But their scorching affair has shocking repercussions. Now, before their nine months are up, Zafir must convince Destiny to make their arrangement more permanent!
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