I have to admit I’ve never read anything set in the middle east, and after I got in touch with Marie and her stories, I really think I missed out. I’m very intrigued by this book, and all from Marie!
The book is Her Desert Horseman (Desert Destiny Series Book 3) by Marie Tuhart, a contemporary romance available today.
Special needs teacher Bobbie Anderson makes a life changing choice accepting a position in a Middle Eastern kingdom to help a troubled young child. Finding herself attracted to a man she assumes is a thief is a great risk. When she discovers he’s a prince on a perilous mission, Bobbie puts her trust in his hands, knowing her cherished independence is in as much danger as her heart is.
Expert horseman Rafi Al-Hakim’s duty is to his country while his heart is with his prized horses. When internal forces threaten the throne and his brother, the King, he willingly risks his life. But when he meets Bobbie, he realizes he’s placed her in the greatest danger of all. Rafi must draw upon all his strength, cunning, and skills to keep from losing the woman he’s come to love.
Can Rafi save the woman he loves? Can Bobbie relinquish enough of herself to trust a man, and a life, which require her to give everything, heart and soul?
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Rafi landed on the balcony with a soft touch, then froze as he saw a woman standing on the balcony looking out at the garden. Damn, there was no way for him to slip away. Then she turned and Rafi was stunned.
Her raven hair flowed around her shoulders, and her eyes were soft and inviting. He couldn’t quite tell their color. Blue jeans clung to her thighs, and her colorful blouse flattered her figure.
“Don’t be frightened,” he said in a tone he reserved for gentling one of his mares.
The woman tilted her head and took a step back. She looked from him to the garden and back to him as if debating what to do.
“Please.” Rafi held out his hand. “I won’t hurt you. I promise.”
She gave a snort. “Sure.” She took a step toward the guest bedroom. The bedroom they’d set aside for Zain’s new teacher. Wow, who knew Zain’s teacher would be this beautiful?
“Who are you?” she asked in a low tone.
Her soft voice drew him in. “No one dangerous.” He moved closer to her, watching her. So far she didn’t seem like the type who would bolt, but she’d kept her gaze on him as well.
“If you’re not dangerous, then why are you dressed all in black with your face covered?” She waved her hand at him.
Chatting with the Author
Marie Tuhart lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her muse, Penny, a four pound toy poodle. Marie loves to read and write, when she’s not writing, she spends time with family, traveling and enjoying life. Marie is a multi-published author with The Wild Rose Press, Trifecta Publishing and does some self-publishing.
I had the pleasure to chat a little with Marie, and here’s how it went.
Hi Marie, and thank you so much for being here! So, how did you come up with the idea for your book?
Well, this is the 3rd book in the series, but the second brother. When I first started brainstorming the series, I decided not to write the books in order, it made sense to me to do them this way.
What sort of research did you do to write this book?
I spent a lot of time researching different royal families in other countries, plus reading books on desert countries.
Do you have a day job?
Not now, but I did. I retired from my day job, I was a working on project that covered 22 states, I worked for an international communications company and did internal company communications.
What started you on the path to writing?
I’ve always made up stories, in high school I would re-write books we had to read to add romance and a happy ending.
What does your writing space look like?
A mess of papers. I have two desks in an L shape, one holds my printer, wireless router, my planners and a mix of bills to pay, stuff I need to take care of, stuff that needs to be file. Then I have a nice file cabinet that has my speaker and iPod, a basket that has notebooks and notes in it, then a file holder that has files for upcoming books or stuff I need.
Do you outline books ahead of time or are you more of a by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer?
It really depends on the book. Some I really need to outline and plot out before I even start, and others I can fly by-the-seat-of-my-pants, with only having character outlines. I think it all has to do with the characters.
What has been one of your most rewarding experiences as an author?
Meeting readers. I love their enthusiasm for books.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I will read, binge watch TV shows I’ve missed or movies, hang out with my family.
Do you have any scar? What are they from?
I have 2 both on my head. One from being a kid and I fell into the corner of speaker and cut my head open. The second one was from a spider bite.
What errand or chore do you despise the most?
Shopping, be it grocery shopping, clothes shopping, whatever shopping. I hate shopping.
Up early or sleep in?
Depends on the time of year. If it’s dark out – I sleep in. But during summer when the sun comes up early I’m up. Of course some of this depends on my muse, which is my 4 pound toy poodle. Her attitude is if the sun is up then she needs to be outside sunning herself.
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