Author of funny, sexy, futuristic romance for broadminded adults
My name is Rowena Cherry, I'd describe myself as a lifelong lurker and
fact magpie, and I write mostly for Dorchester Publishing, but I do
have an e-book out with New Concepts Publishing.
I write alien romances with chess titles. My first book was FORCED
MATE, MATING NET is the short ebook, and the full length sequel to
FORCED MATE comes out in January 2007 and is called INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL.
My experiences of being "alien" began during my youth when we moved to
the tiny British island of Guernsey: a mystical, idyllic setting with
its prehistoric earth-goddess, historic Martello towers, underground
gun emplacements, and legends of faery men emerging from a cleft in the
Hommet Headland to mate with human women.
Owing to the fairy heritage (or not) the island girls and boys were a
lot shorter than I was, so I was always the male lead or a supporting
male character in school plays, the male dance partner in dancing
lessons, and at mixed sex discos I was a wall flower because I didn't
enjoy bopping with my partner's nose on a level with my bosom.
Many years later, while I was teaching in London, I met and married my
auto designer husband, who whirled me off to Germany to live the
glamorous life of an alien abroad.
My life so far has been fantastic inspiration for romance novel scenes
and alien-world building, and has afforded me plenty of opportunities
to observe aristocrats, political leaders, celebrities, and business
leaders in their unnaturally glamorous settings.
2006 Eppie Finalist
2005 PEARL Finalist, Best SF Romance or Futuristic
2005 PEARL Awards, Honorable Mention, Best New Author
2005 Affaire De Coeur Readers/Reviewers Choice Awards, Finalist
2004 JADA Press Book Of The Year Awards, Honorable Mention
5 Stars! Well done and very romantic... a true page turner!
~ Cindy Lynn Speer, Affaire De Coeur
4 Stars. FORCED MATE is a highly unique, funny and sexy read. This is an author with a bright future
~ Jill M Smith, reviewer Romantic Times
“A fascinatingly original page-turner!”
~Susan Grant, NYT best-selling author
“A total hoot…one of the best and funniest Sci-Fi Romances I’ve read.”
~Linnea Sinclair, RITA award-winner
2006 BEST BOOKSaward for E-Fiction
2006 PEARL Awards, Finalist—Best Novella
2005 Preditors and Editors Poll—Fourth Place
It's a racy, razor edge of a tale, which will leave you amazed….
~ Deborah MacGillivray, author of A Restless Knight
"This is an incredible tale! ... I have no doubt that after reading this you will look up Rowena Cherry's other books. They’re all this good!
~ Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews
4 Stars. This prequel to FORCED MATE pits brother against brother. Both want to mate with the lovely Helispeta....This is a well-wrought and fast-moving tale.
Insufficient Mating Material is in stores now...
INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL takes up where FORCED MATE ended, with Djetthro-Jason (Jethro-Jason) severely beaten, about to undergo surgery to change his face and identity before his shotgun wedding to the frivolous Princess Martia-Djulia (Marsha-Julia).
No one gives a thought to what Martia-Djulia might do when she realizes that it’s not her unsuitable lover, Commander Jason, but a stranger being frog-marched up the aisle to become her Mate.
Her surprising reaction sets off a firestorm of rumor… and rattles a murderer who thought he’d gotten away with an ancient crime.
INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL is an outstanding sequel to FORCED MATE! Cherry skillfully combines mystery, romance, and humor with a fast-paced science fiction adventure. I couldn’t put it down! ~ Jean, Fallen Angel Reviews
Rowena Cherry is one of the best sub-genre writers due to her skill at placing the heroic characters in impossible scenarios
~ Harriet Klausner, Affaire de Coeur
For those of you who read and enjoyed FORCED MATE, the long awaited story about Commander Jason is finally here and what a story it is! It was well worth the wait! I highly recommend running to get this book the minute it hits your local book store!
~Kathy Boswell, The Best Reviews
…. a powerful romance laced with devastating family secrets, treachery and a sizzling passion hot enough to singe your fingers as you turn the pages. Ms. Cherry pens a compelling plot with vivid imagery and fascinating characters that will leave you breathless….Ms Cherry has become an auto buy author for me.
~Billie Jo, Romance Junkies
***** Five Stars!
Excellent adventure and highly recommended!
~ Detra Fitch, HUNTRESS REVIEWS
This book has one of the best ending sequences. … Ms. Cherry has created a seriously evil villain. … Trust me, INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL is a book you don’t want to miss. Be sure to check out the back-story in Rowena Cherry’sFORCED MATE.
~bookmaedin, for ibookdb.net
Stellar wit, wonderful characters and amazing research into basic and not so basic survival techniques make for a very real and relatable environment for the prince and princess. This was without a doubt one of my favorite reads of 2006!
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