Marrying the Scarred Sheikh

Marrying the Scarred Sheikh

by Barbara McMahon
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Marrying the Scarred Sheikh by Barbara McMahon



Khalid al Harum was Quishari's beloved playboy, balancing public duty with his daredevil streak by fighting fires. Until an uncontrollable blaze scarred his chiseled features.

Now Khalid seeks solace, and salve for his burning skin, in the tranquil waters of Quishari's coast. It's on a secluded moonlit beach that he meets beautiful, sweet Ella Ponti.

Ella is everything Khalid could wish for. But how can he hope to claim her heart once the beating sunlight reveals the torment of his scars?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426852206
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Jewels of the Desert , #4161
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 240,023
File size: 235 KB

About the Author

Barbara McMahon grew up in northern Virginia, moving to California to attend the University of California at Berkeley. Upon graduation, she remained in California, making the San Francisco Bay Area her home base while she worked as a flight attendant for an international airline.

When McMahon's flying days ended, she began to work in the computer industry, rising to a vice presidency in a software development firm. In her "spare time," she decided to give in to a long cherished desire to try her hand at writing. One of the first things she discovered was that writing was one thing, but getting a book written is difficult to do when things like real-life interfere. But finally she finished a book, submitted it to a publisher, and Harlequin Mills & Boon bought it! Come into the Sun (1983) was the first of over three dozen books sold to Harlequin Mills & Boon and Silhouette.

After that first sale, a new dream arose--to write for a living and leave the hectic pace of the San Francisco Bay Area behind. Once her younger daughter graduated from high school, she did just that--quitting her "day job" to move to the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.

To date, over five-and-a-half-million copies of her books have sold in thirty-five different countries in nineteen different languages. McMahon's books routinely appear on the Waldenbooks bestseller list, the Ingram's Top 50 Requested Romances, and Amazon.com's bestselling lists. Bride of a Thousand Days made the USA Today bestseller list.

For books with international settings, McMahon refers to her flight attendant's journal, but the American West is her favorite locale. She's as much at home on the back of a horse as she is behind an autograph table. She has participated in week-long horse drives, attends local rodeos, the Grand National Rodeo in San Francisco, and county fairs.

Dedicated to a strict work regimen to meet deadlines, she still finds time to pursue her hobby of working on her family history, to serve on the board of directors of the local woman's networking group, and read voraciously. In memory of her mother who died from the disease, she actively supports breast cancer research.

McMahon is a member of Romance Writers of America, Novelists, Inc. and the NSDAR, which has nothing to do with writing, but does tie in with her love for genealogy!

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