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Rowena Cherry

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Georgette Heyer. George Orwell, Isaac Asimov, Tolkein.

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(also writes as Rowena Beaumont Cherry for the ebooks MATING NET (published by NCP, and FORCED MATE originally published by NBI and subsequently by Rowena Cherry)

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Winner, of the EPIC "Friend of ePublishing" Award for the "Crazy Tuesday" internet radio show.

My "god-Princes of Tigron" series began with Forced Mate a spoof of historical abduction romances (nothing gets ripped) where the abductor is a morally questionable alien.

He has Machiavellian tendencies, and after he finds his perfect "mate" (lots of chess terminology), he decides that the best way to neuter his most dangerous political rivals who are now his in-laws is to entrap them into politically disastrous marriages to liability wi

A "murk bath" is earlier described as like black tea, with a few tealeaves in the water.

The heroine, Jinny, has nicknamed the alien who abducted her from Earth, "Tigger". She does not know that he is Tarrant-Arragon, the "Black King" of the Tigron Empire,

She is betrothed to JJ (arranged marriage), but hasn't seen JJ since she was 5. JJ is the "White King" in exile as a mercenary fighting for th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 07, 2011 02:49 • 798 views • Tags: bath, chess
Average rating: 3.44 · 607 ratings · 64 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
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Description: Knight's Fork is about a Queen whose life depends upon giving her King an heir. (Very Ann Boleyn!!!) The problem is that she is an alien on his world, and they are genetically incompatible. She cannot fake a pregnancy and adopt, because these hairless aliens don't wear clothes. She needs a sperm donor! One who doesn't advertise. One who is the soul of discretion. Only one green-eyed god-Prince has the right stuff. From 'Rhett's point of view, the last thing he wants is to become entangled in any sense of the word with an Imperial Princess who is not only an enemy King's consort, but Tarrant-Arragon's sister. He has no desire to play a latter day Prince Paris to her Helen of Troy.
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Description: Defying convention and royal decorum, Princess "Marsh" made a video of herself having sex with a dangerous stranger. It wasn't "safe" sex. She could be pregnant. Her high-handed brother arranges a shotgun Royal wedding, although he'd much rather put his sister's erstwhile lover to death, but when she sees her husband-to-be, she blasts him onto his butt --without touching him-- and runs away. Her scandalous behavior threatens a powerful and murderous pyschopath who thought he'd gotten away with an ancient crime.
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Rowena Rowena said: " What reviewers are saying about Rowena Cherry's novel FORCED MATE

FIVE STARS! Well done and very romantic... a true page turner!
~ Cindy Lynn Speer, AFFAIRE DE COEUR

FORCED MATE is a highly unique, funny and sexy read. FOUR STARS.
~Jill M Smith, ROMANTIC
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A Tricky Experiment

“Maybe, sweetheart, we should have sex to prove to you that you can and will enjoy it.”
“I enjoyed it once. I am very happy with my memories. I don’t need you or your experiment to prove anything,” she
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“What in the blue star-blazes did you see in Jason?" he asked, still forcefully but with his frustration and jealousy under better control.

"For one thing, Djetth, he wasn't trying to kill me!"

("Marsh", heroine of Insufficient Mating Material)
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“Wouldn’t you rather play chess, Ma’am?....It’s less destructive of clothes.”
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“Never sleep with a lady only once, especially in the case of an older lady.
-'Rhett ”
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Rhett: Here’s the problem. I am not the sexual equivalent of an espresso machine. ”
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“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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message 42: by Rowena

Rowena Rowena is chatting with Eilis Flynn on PWRNetwork radio at 5pm Tuesday Nov 5th

message 41: by Rowena

Rowena How very kind of you to say so. Thank you very much indeed for your generous words and kind wishes.

My best wishes,
C.J. wrote: "C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Rowena,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,

message 40: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Rowena,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,

message 39: by Rowena

Rowena Christine wrote: "good morning" Good morning to you, too.

Christine Hatfield good morning

message 37: by Rowena

Rowena You are very welcome, Roxanne

message 36: by Roxanne

Roxanne Thanks for your friendship, Rowena.

message 35: by Rowena

Rowena Pamela wrote: "Hi Rowena...Thanks for accepting my friend request."

Thank you for asking, Pamela!

message 34: by Pamela

Pamela Hi Rowena...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

message 33: by Rowena

Rowena Thank you for your kind words, Asee.
You are very welcome.

message 32: by Essi

Essi Michael Hello my dear Rowena
I am very proud
This is my pleasure
Thank you for add me as your friends.
It`s my honor to be in your friends list.
Best regard

message 31: by Rowena

Rowena Thank you, May. I hope that you will also enjoy Insufficient Mating Material and Knight's Fork

message 30: by May

May Bee Thank you for accepting my invitation, Ms. Cherry. (:
Love your book, "Forced Mate."
keep on rockin', ma'am! \mmm/

message 29: by Vanessa

Vanessa Hi Rowena!

It is my pleasure! DO have a great weekend! And thanks for the links to your books!


message 28: by Rowena

Rowena Well, this looks immensely egotistical. I'm my own only fan, and my own favorite author.

My excuse is that I have a few feline traits. When I see a button, I click it to see what will happen. Obviously I was able to fan and favorite myself.

I was also able to post a blog as myself without having to log in.

message 27: by Pamela

Pamela Just dropping by to say hi :) Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

message 26: by Ida

Ida Plassay Hello Rowena!

Thank you for befriending me.


message 25: by E.A.

E.A. Rowena,

Thank you for the friendship

Diane "Candy" Thompson Congratulations! I just saw that voted Knight's Fork as Book of the Month. Cool, since Paranormal Romance Reviews already has it as a Top Pick of the Month twice.

message 22: by Ellen

Ellen Hi Rowena!
Thanks for being a friend--now I really can't wait to dig in to Knight's Fork :)) All the best, Ellen

message 21: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi & thanks for being a friend on GoodReads!

Slayermel Hi Rowena,
I just wanted to let you know "Knight's Fork" arrived safe and sound today. Thanks again, I'm almost done one of the books I'm reading and I'll be picking this one up next. Can't wait!


message 19: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Rowena (love the name, but love your hat even more!), Thanks for adding me, too. I think we're friends on another site, but I've been so busy today at work I couldn't look. I'd love for you to visit my web site, I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too! There’s also a link to our book you can click on… This site is brand new and in the editing stage as is our story. Please visit it as well. We’re both very green, but we’ve met so many people on this site willing to reach out and offer advice or a guiding hand.

Slayermel I am so ecstatic that I just won a copy of "Knight's Fork" on the Goodreads Giveaways. Thank you so very much!
I can't wait for it to arrive so I can read it.


Diane "Candy" Thompson Hi, Rowena!

Thanks for being my friend. I am still trying to find my way about this place. I signed up once, but my email is messed up, so trying again.

Thanks for having me on the Radio shows. I have enjoyed doing them.


message 16: by Bobbie (last edited Sep 03, 2008 02:23AM)

Bobbie  Crawford Thanks Rowena :)

I am so happy that I won a Goodreads giveaway too! I could hardly believe it lol ;)
I can't wait to start reading it.
No, not an early riser, I'm more of a night owl... and haven't gone to bed yet lol

Thanks again,


message 15: by Bobbie (last edited Sep 03, 2008 02:23AM)

Bobbie  Crawford YAY!! Guess what Rowena??
I won a copy of your wonderful book 'Knight's Fork' !
I'm so very pleased & I can't wait to read & review it :)
Thank you, thank you.
Also, thanks so much for allowing us a chance to win your book.


Bobbie Crawford-McCoy :)

message 14: by Rowena

Rowena If I am able to comment on my own profile, I should like to thank everyone who signed up to win one of the 5 Advance Reader Copies allocated for the USA in the GoodReads first read program.

Thank you!

Rowena Cherry

Michelle Thanks, Rowena! Love your covers...

message 12: by Erin

Erin Thanks so much for the add - I am looking forward to reading Knights Fork! :)

message 11: by Marly

Marly Hi Rowena,
Thank you for adding me to your community here on Good Reads. I admit, I'm still learning about this site as I just joined up yesterday!

Thank you for your comment! You can find Dragon's Heart at New Concepts Publishing when it's released on July 30th!

Best regards,

message 10: by Janie

Janie Pendleton Swinging in to say hello and read a few of your latest reviews! *tosses you a banana and leaves!*

message 9: by Jacquie (last edited May 25, 2008 11:46PM)

Jacquie I didn't know this feature was here, either. haven't spent a lot of time on goodreads--been neglecting Shelfari, too, which is dumb since I've made great contacts there.

I keep thinking I'll get the time to become more active in groups--hasn't happened yet, though!

BTW, it says some html is okay, but that must only be bold and italics, because when I put my name in a hot link, goodreads belched. lol


Pamela Thanks for adding me to your friends list :)
Have a good week!

Maggie Rowena
Thank you for accepting my friend request. Is that a fantastic looking man on the cover of your book Forced Mate? Wow!
Maggie Marr

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Bradley You are most welcome Rowena, the snow has been horrible. I thank you for your kind comment. I look forward to discussing more when you find the time. =)

Margaret Hi! Just stopping by to say hello and to thank you for adding me to your friend list.

Jeremy I want to apologize again for the all the recommendations from me today. I'm very sorry.


Rowena, I have added Forced Mate and Insufficient Mating Material to my to-read list.

message 2: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Thanks for the add, Rowena. Pleasure to meet another author. I added your book, you might like mine.
Take Care,

Rosemary Thanks for the invitation. Your pink hat is stunning on you!

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