Shadow of the Sheikh

Shadow of the Sheikh

by Nina Bruhns

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Shadow of the Sheikh by Nina Bruhns

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Bruhns presents for your reading pleasure, book 2 in her exciting sexy contemporary paranormal romance trilogy, IMMORTAL SHEIKHS.

The three Haliday sisters are not afraid of mummies. Nor of silly ancient Egyptian curses. Historian Gillian, ethnographer Gemma, and archaeologist Josslyn Haliday spent their childhoods sharing their sleeping tent with all manner of mummies, having accompanied their Egyptologist father on his digs ever since the fateful day their mother disappeared into the sands of the Sahara twenty years ago.

Brave women all three, it would never occur to any of them to fear the dead.

But that is all about to change...

Book 2 – SHADOW OF THE SHEIKH

The Bedouin believe Sheikh Shahin Aswadi to be the harbinger of death, an immortal shapeshifter who rides the wind in the form of a powerful black hawk, serving his vampire master. Shahin doesn't mind. The myth makes his duties as commander of Seth-Aziz's army of immortal followers much easier. No outsider has dared approach his hidden oasis encampment for over a century, too terrified of the ruthless legend of al Shahin.

Until today.

Determined to find her missing sister, intrepid ethnographer Gemma Haliday has foolishly disregarded the dire warnings of her Bedouin friends. To Shahin's gratification, she walks straight into the trap he has carefully laid for her. He seeks revenge over the defection of his friend, Lord Rhys, over Gemma's sister.

But far from being terrified, Gemma brazenly barges into Shahin's tent demanding answers. At first he's shocked. And intrigued. Then highly aroused. In an impetuous move, he takes the beautiful innocent captive. He decides he will tame her and use her, then gift her to Seth-Aziz as a blood sacrifice.

But things don't exactly go according to plan. One taste of Gemma's lips and Shahin knows he must possess her fully. Only for himself. But he wants her willing. He wants her to burn for him as he burns for her, with a desire as hot and vast as the timeless Egyptian desert. There's just one problem. She wants forever...which is something Shahin can never give.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161643952
Publisher: Cajun Hot Press
Publication date: 08/06/2018
Series: Immortal Sheikhs Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 339,743
File size: 363 KB

About the Author

NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY Best Selling author Nina Bruhns pens adventurous romantic thrillers that contain a unique blend of interesting characters and settings, twisty suspense, and sizzling romance. To date, she has published over 40 award-winning novels, including several under the pen name Nikita Black.

Aside from hitting #16 on the New York Times Best Seller List, Nina’s had three RITA nominations, and her books have won a bunch of awards, including three Daphne du Maurier Awards for the Year's Best Overall Mystery-Suspense Book, two RT Awards, and the National Reader’s Choice Award.

Nina and Nikita’s website: http://www.NinaBruhns.com
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Shadow of the Sheikh 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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meclipse More than 1 year ago
The first book was not great, but OK enough to interest me in the 2nd. What a disappointment. There were a few (very few) good moments in the story and the dialogue, but most was either word for word from the first book, or just plain foolish and boring.
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LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
This book is as hot as the scorching sands of the desert this tale takes place in and reading this was a thrill ride from beginning to end. I'd read the first book in the trilogy and wasn't sure if Ms. Bruhns was going to be able to top it. To my delight Shadow of the Sheikh has proven to be another great read and I couldn't be happier. I can also say that if a reader wasn't able to catch the first book, don't worry because this book is really about Gemma and Shahin and the other characters orbit around them in just the right amounts to enhance the story without diluting the powerful romance between the hero and heroine. Gemma is in a dilemma. She seeks out her lost sister and instead finds a mysterious man who invades her dreams with wanton and sensuous abandon. Little does she know that those dreams weren't her own and yet I have to wonder how much is him and how much is actually her true self. I say that because of how Ms. Bruhns wrote her character. Gemma is a passionate woman who doesn't hide from herself. If she wants something, she goes and gets it. If she's curious about something, she investigates. When she's faced with the astounding truth, she steps up to the plate and deals with it, after a short bout of hysteria. The fun part is that what she wants, is curious about and what she faces all revolve around one man, Sheikh Shahin Aswadi - a dark and compelling myth. Except Shahin isn't a myth but a man with definite and delicious designs on Gemma's person. He has one tiny problem. He doesn't trust a woman any farther than he can throw a camel. Okay, that's not the best choice of comparison because of what he can do to camels. Let's just say that the hero has been burned by a female in the past that was so bad it would make even Dudley Do Right think wrong. And yet, I was excited to see that he was not immune to the honest passion and innocent trust in Gemma's eyes. He was a man lost and the heroine was his key to finding happiness again. I thought it was pretty funny that he seemed to be the last one to know it. Well, almost last. It took Gemma a bit to believe it but when that part came it was very romantic. In the beginning I claimed that this book was hot. That's an understatement. Get out the ice cubes and cold shower because the consummation scene with Shahin and Gemma and someone else is enough to make steam rise off of the pages. It was written so well that it was a seduction of the senses, not only for the characters but for me too. In that moment, I wanted to be Gemma. There is of course the underlying story thread of the war between the last two demi-gods and that drama plays out one step further bringing a heightened sense of impending doom. The book ends with a satisfying happily ever after between Gemma and Shahin but dangles a enticing dramatic thread sure to make the final book of the trilogy a must read. I can't wait to find out which demi-god wins and in fact there is a sneaking suspicion that perhaps one extra person might find true love than what is obviously presented. I could be wrong but I can't wait to find out. Shadow of the Sheikh is a powerful romance between two strong people who come to find trust and love in troubled times. This is going on my keeper shelf along with the first book, Lord of the Desert and I can't wait to see what Ms. Bruhns comes up with next. Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
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harstan More than 1 year ago
The note from her sister Gillian the historian says not to worry as she claims she is doing okay but is in love (see Lord of the Desert). Concerned for her sibling anyway, Cultural anthropologist Gemma Haliday wants to be looking at her sister "Jelly Bean" when she hears how Gillian is doing. In the Nubian desert of Egypt to find Gillian, Gemma knows immortal shapeshifter Sheikh Shahin "Black Hawk" Aswadi has information as to the whereabouts of her sister. Thus she follows him into the forbidden zone where mortals never dare travel; not even the nomads have crossed into this area in a century. She enters the oasis of his people who worship the God Set-Sutekh where her prey captures her. Caught with overt desire for the Black Hawk, Gemma agrees to accompany him when he enters the underground city although she knows once you cross through the portal you can never exit. However, she had not expected to be a key player in an ancient war between Shahin's vampire leader Seth-Aziz and their immortal enemy Haru-re. The second Immortal Sheikhs desert romantic fantasy is a delightful thriller starring an intrepid heroine and the immortal who dares to love her. Gemma is a bulldog who once she makes up her mind no one can budge her though her sisters can nudge her. Shahin recognizes his beloved's obstinacy and uses it as a tool to get his beloved to come to him; which she does into the pits of hell but engulfed by love. Filled with excitement, Shadow of the Sheikh is an enjoyable Haliday tale with one more sister to go. Harriet Klausner