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The Scorpion and the Seducer (Khamsin Warriors of the Wind Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Bonnie Vanak
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jasmine Tristan was no stranger to the upper crust of English society. And yet, though adopted by a viscount, she was called the "Brown Scorpion" and knew the cruel sting of isolation. When her anger won out, her mother voiced fears. Was Jasmine truly bad at her core, like her sultan father from whom they'd fled? How could she be, when with Lord Thomas Claradon she'd known a moment of pure beauty? Their kiss had been scorching as a desert sun. But like a sandstorm, it was misdirecting: Thomas's mother's disdain and his loyalty to family and duty put him forever out of reach. Only a return to her birthplace, a quest to find her roots, would bring Jasmine the answer--and it would prove that true love could triumph over ignorance, passion over prejudice.

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After being called the “brown scorpion” once too often by the snobby English upper class, an angry Jasmine Tristan sets out to even the score by writing an anonymous newspaper column featuring scandalous gossip about England’s aristocrats. But when her popular column ends up hurting the sister of Lord Thomas Wallenford, the man with whom she is secretly in love, Jasmine decides to change the focus of her writing. Going to Egypt in search of new story ideas and some answers to questions about her own past seems to be a wonderful idea until Jasmine realizes she will have to travel with Thomas. A smart, stubborn heroine finds herself becoming entangled in a dangerous adventure involving the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt with an irresistibly sexy nobleman in the latest addition to Vanak’s splendidly sensual and delightfully different Warriors of the Wind series. --John Charles

From the Author

Khamsin Warriors of the Wind Egyptian books 
  1. The Falcon & the Dove
  2. The Tiger & the Tomb
  3. The Cobra & the Concubine
  4. The Panther & the Pyramid
  5. The Sword & the Sheath
  6. The Scorpion & the Seducer
  7. The Lady & the Libertine
Werewolves of Montana erotic werewolf series
  1. The Mating Chase
  2. The Mating Hunt
  3. The Mating Seduction
  4. Coming Soon! The Mating Rite

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  • File Size: 3746 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B0099SH0U2
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0079156WU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #484,984 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent desert historical romance April 26, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In London, the Ton has always treated half-Egyptian Jasmine Tristan as a pariah disparaging her as the "Brown Scorpion". Perhaps the only exception besides her adopted father is the Earl Thomas Wallenford, who not only admires her élan, but believes he is in love with her. Although she reciprocates his feelings, she knows they cannot make a match; when he was twelve, his late father made it clear she was a loser two times as a heathen and as an illegit; affirmed by Thomas' mother.

When his older twin Nigel the "perfect one" dies, Thomas becomes the duke and must ignore his heart for the sake of his title. Still he and Jasmine make a trek to Egypt where she hopes to learn who her natural parents are and he spent time with family there when Nigel was ill back when they were preadolescents. As they admit their love in the desert, the person who killed the twin plans to murder Thomas too.

The latest desert historical romance is a superb tale that brings to life Egypt in the late 1890s. The lead couple is a strong pairing as both knows his mother thinks Jasmine is beneath her socially yet love blossoms between them. The murder mystery is well done, but serves as a minor subplot as Bonnie Vanak provides another strong Victorian Egyptian romance filled with a vivid background.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Eqyptian/English 1800's Adventure May 4, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is set in the 1800's and takes place in England and Egypt. The heroine, who was a child in past books from this series, has to deal with bigotry and a sense of not knowing where she belongs. the hero is someone trying to fullfil his horrible family's expectations for his place in society. don't let that bore you...there is also a great mystery and twist with Eqyptian adventure! AND if that itsn't enough, there are great love scenes. If you enjoy this time period/setting in a romance, and like to see a little paranormal or adventure thrown in, then bonnie vanak's books are for you. this book didn't have really any paranormal elements, but some of her past work does. this is a great stand-alone page turner, however, the other books in this series are so fantastic and original, i would start there. the Eqyptian romances by bonnie vanak in order are:
the falcon & the dove;
the tiger & the tomb;
the cobra & the cocubine;
the panther & the pyramid;
the sword & the sheath; and
the scorpion & the seducer.
the first one is still one of my favorites!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting enough March 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This one reads like a typical 'harelquin' style novel. Don't expect much and you may really enjoy it. I havent finished it completely yet, but as there are no other reviews...

Basic plot so far. Jasmine is 100% Egyptian in a 100% English-rose world. She doesnt fit even as the adopted daughter of a member of the aristocracy, and she desperately wants to. She sneaks into a mask ball of the Hero's family. Its his mother who is the ringleader of the persecution against her- gave her the nick-name 'the brown scorpion' as a child.

The H/h lust after each other, obviously, but he cant let his family down by muddying the bloodlines. She attempts to get back at them for her humiliation by writing a gossip column targeting his sister who has something to hide. She has a change of heart- havent gotten to the end of that conflict but you know its going to backfire. They go to Egypt- him to help with a dig for King Tuts tomb; her to discover her roots and about her father. This is only the first half of the book.

Pros: I have found the story line interesting, often I move to another book out of boredom and then return later to finish. I actually like that Jasmine is not always a nice person- she is vindicitive but not in a self-absorbed or petty way. It makes the angst and self-esteem issues more palatable for me. Hopefully the author will find a way to redeem her before the end of the book.

Cons: The heroine's whining about her lack of social standing and her dark skin- it gots tedious. As does the hero's unhappiness with his responsibilities. Yes, I was very clear that his family are racist and he is not like them. Yada yada, move on with the story. The set up took a very long time, I was ready to start the meat of the story before they were.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I can't finish this book March 8, 2012
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The Scorpion and the Seducer (Khamsin Warriors of the Wind)
I tried to finish this book because other reviewers said it gets better. But, I just couldn't connect or care about these characters. Jasmine is whiney, selfish, spoiled and vindictive. Not to mention hard headed and just plain stupid. Thomas is chauvanistic. I realize his patronizing and sexist attitude reflects the time period but I just couldn't find him likable. I wanted to find out the answers to the mysteries but not enough to continue being in the heads of these two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it - great book April 4, 2014
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This book was fabulous and I had trouble putting it down. I just wanted to keep on reading. The uppercrust noble and the Egyptian beauty. The connection between the h and H was terrific. Wonderful.

And the historical facts during the book were very interesting.

Now off to find more by this author. Very highly recommended by me. And the editing was clean - a bonus.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The best part is the cover...
I really wanted to like this book. It has a promising premise, potentially interesting characters, and a real Romeo and Juliet feel---at first. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars OK
Another book I read while on the treadmill. A great diversion. I am interesed in another one of her books in the series.
Published 20 months ago by Englishmfn
5.0 out of 5 stars Nature vs Nurture
Set in 1894 London before the discovery of King Tut's tomb, "The Scorpion and the Seducer is the story of Thomas, the future of Earl of Claredon and Jasmine, an Egyptian girl... Read more
Published on March 1, 2012 by Sheiglagh
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delicious Desert Romance!
From page one, The Scorpion and the Seducer managed to draw me right into the story. The writing and the story was amazing, compelling and interesting. Read more
Published on January 4, 2010 by The_Book_Queen
5.0 out of 5 stars The Scorpion and the Seducer
This book kept my attention all the time and I could hardly put it down to do other things that needed doing. I couldn't wait to get back to it.
Published on March 1, 2009 by Mary A. Million
3.0 out of 5 stars My least favorite of Bonnie Vanak's Desert Books
Although entertaining, the motivation of the villain is really unclear and makes little sense. Also, I really enjoyed the other stories with the based in the Desert. Read more
Published on November 8, 2008 by rn_helo
4.0 out of 5 stars Complex hero and heroine with a good story
Heroine Jasmine in Bonnie Vanak's latest book is incredibly likable and also very unlikable, complex and flawed; she had all the traits of a bold heroine but also many traits of a... Read more
Published on September 16, 2008 by Melissa
5.0 out of 5 stars The Scorpion & The Seducer
It is great you stay with it almost in the end you get a little confuse but you get in to it.
Published on July 21, 2008 by Elizabeth Chico
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Egyptian Adventure
Egyptian born, Jasmine Tristan was part of London society by way of adoption by an English Viscount. Read more
Published on June 5, 2008 by M. Rondeau
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More About the Author

I'm the author of Egyptian historicals and werewolf paranormal romance novels. You can find excerpts and book information on my website,

On the self-publishing front, I have a new series called Werewolves of Montana. The books are in order:

Prequel: The Mating Heat, available in Dark & Deadly, 8 bad boys of paranormal romance.

#1 The Mating Chase (Dale and Beth)
#2 The Mating Hunt (Kyle and Arianna)
#3 The Mating Seduction (Jackson and Lexie)
#4 The Mating Rite (Darius and Sam, available May 20)
#4.5 The Mating Intent (Sienna and Gabriel)
#5 The Mating Challenge (Aiden's story)
#6 The Mating Season (Tristan's story)
#7 The Mating Game (Gideon's story)

I also write paranormal romance for Harlequin Nocturne. The latest mini series is called the Phoenix Force, featuring Navy SEALS with paranormal abilities. Demon Wolf is the last book in that series and will be out June 2014. The first book in that series is The Covert Wolf and is about Matthew Parker, a werewolf who first makes a guest appearance in Taken by the Alpha Wolf. This is the short story where Matt first get the idea to join the Navy and become a SEAL.

I also self-published The Patriot's Conquest, a new, original historical about an American patriot prior to the American Revolution. My backlist Egyptian historicals are now available on Kindle. These are The Falcon and the Dove, The Tiger & the Tomb, The Cobra & the Concubine, The Panther & the Pyramid, The Sword & the Sheath, The Scorpion & the Seducer and The Lady & the Libertine.

For the latest updates, please check out my website at or check out my Facebook page at
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