"fresh, original and provokes a good laugh"
One of the hardest things for a writer to do is develop
a "voice". It's that unique narrative you 'hear' when you
read an author, very similar to a fingerprint, marking that
author has developed their own style. Rowena Cherry has
that in spades, and it's spiced with a very special brand
of humor, which sets her apart. She creates a strong world
for her series (Mating Net, Forced Mate, and Insufficient
Mating Material) for Dorchester's Love Spell. While you
will enjoy reading Knight's Fork alone, I highly
recommend you get all the stories and read them in order,
to get the full enjoyment out of Cherry world-building Sci-
Fi/Futuristic romances, whose titles are based on Chess
Electra, The Queen Consort of Volnoth, is in need of a
baby, an heir to the throne. Her choice is a green-eyed
knight, who seems perfect for the 'job'. Only, she isn't
aware that Rhett, the Royal Surian Djinn, is also the son
of her greatest enemy. Ah, conflict abounds! Our sexy
Saurian lord is in between a rock and a hard place - caught
in the middle of Electra's urgent claim upon his body and a
father who is just barely higher than pond scum.
I won't go into why Electra needs a 'donor' to create an
heir, since it's rather vital to the plot, but will say
Cherry pens her third novel with the same flair and
intelligent writing that has earned her a strong
following. She is not an author to 'skim' read, but to
savor her savvy turn of a phrase and intricate plotting.
Cherry is also very attentive to details, showing she
thoroughly researches her books. I highly recommend
Knight's Fork for the reader looking for a book that
is fresh, original and provokes a good laugh.
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted September 6, 2008
**A PNR Reviewer Top Pick**
"Carpe Scrotum. Seize life by the testicles."
The Queen Consort of Volnoth needs a sperm donor, and only one green-eyed god has the right stuff. Little does she know that she has pinned her hopes on the loins of the fabled Royal Saurian Djinn. Not only is he the son of her greatest enemy, but he has taken a vow of chastity.
The Saurian Knight is caught between a father who has all the moral integrity of a Mafia Don, and a married princess who will stop at nothing to have his seed in her belly. No matter which way he turns, he is "forked".
Taking the wrong lover, in the wrong place, at the wrong time is dangerous. And when the High and the Mighty intervene, it can be fatal. Can true love and a pure White Knight's virtue triumph, when society loves a right royal scandal?