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It was predicted long ago that Jonathan Zadok, a Middle Eastern man from Loran, and Penny Andrews, an American writer, would meet. Jonathan has read everything Penny has written and fallen hopelessly in love with her; but their worlds seemed so far apart. Then fate intervenes, while a guest in the fortress of King Jihad of Horab, Jonathan's men accidentally kidnap Penny and she becomes his prisoner. Due to the low status of women and Penny's American independence, Jonathan is forced to make some difficult decisions about her future. Decisions that she is reluctant to go along with. In order to protect Penny, he convinces her to undergo the Almach, an ancient erotic ceremony, with him. It forces Penny to reexamine her feelings and changes the two of them forever! The Almach's unpredictability heightens the romantic tension between the cross-cultural lovers with love scenes hot enough to melt the sand!
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character Captor, in love with    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   writer Effect of sexing    -   indifferent


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   hostile arabs City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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