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Knight's Fork (Love Spell Futuristic Romance) by Rowena Cherry

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Member: rowena

CollectionsYour library (5)

Reviews4 reviews

Tagsromance (4), futuristic romance (4), (3), series (3), sequel (2), science fiction romance (2), novel (2), humor (2), fantasy (2), paranormal romance (2) — see all tags

About meI write "racy, wildly entertaining futuristic romance" according to Writers Write.

My goal as an author is to give good value. I expect to provide my readers with six to eight hours of amusement, a couple of really good laughs, a romantic frisson or two from the sensual scenes, a thoroughly satisfying HEA, something to think –or talk-- about when the book is finished, and possibly some useful information.

11. Disrespectful words such as tallywacker and joystick are used with reference to male body parts
10. It's long. Knight's Fork has 340 pages, and most new Chapters do not begin on a fresh page.
9. It has a Prologue and an Epilogue. That's two beginnings, and two endings!
8. It should take about eight hours to read.
7. The hero is a stuck-up, 28-year old virgin and proud of it.
6. The heroine is locked in a chastity belt, and she doesn't have a key. (She doesn't clank.)
5. The family tree is so complicated they needed to spread it over two pages.
4. If you read Knight's Fork in bed, your significant other might have been disturbed by your giggles and ladylike snorts.
3. The F- word is used, but only by villains, and only in conversation. Nevertheless...
2. If you read it in public, someone may ask why the naked man on the cover is lying in a puddle
1. If you don't read every paragraph, you may ask yourself why the naked man is lying in a puddle

GroupsBooks that made me think, FantasyFans, Librarians who LibraryThing, Romance - from historical to contemporary, Science Fiction Fans, What Are You Reading Now?, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsRowena Cherry, cherryrowenan, Todd Anthony Fonseca, Deborah MacGillivray (Shared favorites)


Real nameRowena Cherry

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/rowena (profile)
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Member sinceMar 3, 2007

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Ten Good (and one Bad) Reasons Not To Read Insufficient Mating Material

11. Insufficient Mating Material are not words I feel comfortable waving about in front of gentlemen on trains, buses or planes.

10. If it's about a man with a small penis, I don't want to read that... I see enough of that at home/at the office/on TV.

9. It's going to take about eight hours to read

8. I find it totally implausible that a male could have a tattoo on his male body parts... and as for one that flashes in the dark, I'm not interested in the slightest.

7. The hero is a loser. I don't like books that take the antagonist from a previous book and give him a happy ending.

6. I don't identify with a heroine who is a little bit overweight, and who wears a corset (or any other tummy taming garment).

5. The family tree is at the back of the book. I'll be furious when I find that I wasted all that energy trying to memorize the characters' names and relationships.

4. I've heard that if I read Insufficient Mating Material in bed, my giggles and guffaws will annoy my significant other.

3. The F- word is used by the hero both as an expletive and as a verb.

2. If "Survivorman" Les Stroud loved it, there's probably too much information about hunting, fishing, camping, and surviving in the wilderness.

1. Apparently, it contains "a sizzling passion hot enough to singe" my "fingers as I turn the pages".... that sounds uncomfortable

This list was conceived by Rowena Cherry as part of a "Contrarian" Marketing campaign. If you don't find it funny/clever, then you are most unlikely to enjoy Rowena Cherry's sense of humor in her books.

Ten Reasons Not To Read FORCED MATE

10. I'm told that it's not a bodice ripper, but it sounds like one.

9. PS. I like bodice rippers.

8. It's going to take about eight hours to read.

7. The hero is an alpha male. I don't like books that give male chauvinist pigs a happy ending.

6. I don't identify with beautiful, spirited, young, virginal heroines who have some funny ideas about sex.

5. I can't get my tongue around the Dj- names. I know that I simply pronouce them as if the D isn't there, but all the Ds bother me.

4. I've heard that if I read Forced Mate in bed, my giggles and guffaws will annoy my significant other.

3. The alien hero uses alien swear words. Moreover, his command of English grammar isn't perfect. He says unsense instead of nonsense. I hate that!

2. The spirited heroine uses her wits and her tongue. I can never have enough of heroines who kick the heroes in the goolies.

1. I don't like fantasy books set in England. Or in outer space.

This list was written by the author Rowena Cherry.
If you agree with any of the above statements, you won't enjoy my books.

I think Rowena's true skill is that she weaves this intricate world of aliens and sex just the same way J.K. Rowling weaves the world of Wizards.
~Des DiFabio, bookclubqueen

rowena, this is your friend, bronwyn west, and I just wrote a review of one of your books if you want to read it

It is fantastic to see you here! I still keep your autographed copy of Forced Mate in a place of honor. :)

I hope you are doing well!

Hi Rowena,

It's great to see you here.
Welcome I combined the two versions of forced mate since they are "not so different that people want to own both" I will separate them again if you want or you could do it yourself. discussion on what books should be combined is in the combiners group if you are interested while

Romance - from historical to contemporary
SF, horror and Fantasy Romance

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