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Insufficient Mating Material
by Rowena Cherry
Release Date: 02/01/07
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 326
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing
Format ISBN Price
Print 0505527111 6.99
Author Page: Rowena Cherry
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Insufficient Mating Material. It's not about a male's shortcomings.

Shot down.
..for failing to mate in public. Marooned on an island with the ultimate fashionista, who wouldn't take off her clothes to save her own life, Djetth discovers that when a Tiger prince is honor bound to hide his true identity, when his best tool of seduction bears a damning tattoo, and his very life is in danger, survival isn't just a matter of making out.

Someone is trying to kill them.

Insufficient Mating Material is Rowena Cherry's third alien djinn romance. The others were the award-winning e-book MATING NET, and the double PEARL finalling FORCED MATE.

IMM takes up where Forced Mate ended, with Djetthro-Jason severely beaten, about to undergo surgery to change his face and identity (he was the traitor Commander Jason), and faced with the choice of marrying the airhead, mischief-making fashionista Princess Martia-Djulia with whom he had a long one-night stand or of dying a traitor's death if he refuses.

No one gives a thought to how Martia-Djulia might react when she sees a shaven-headed, goatee-bearded, limping stranger being frogmarched up the aisle to marry her when she was expecting to marry Fabio-lookalike Commander Jason.

Her surprising reaction sets off a firestorm of rumor, scandal... and rattles a murderer who thought he'd gotten away with an ancient crime.

FAQS ABOUT INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL
Title: INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL (a chess term for when the players agree that neither can get into a position where one can checkmate the other, no matter how badly the opponent plays.)

Author: Rowena Cherry

ISBN 10-digit :0-505-52711-1
ISBN 13-digit :978-0-505-52711-0

Genre: Futuristic

INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL is the sequel to the critically acclaimed FORCED MATE and the award winning MATING NET. It has won the CAPA (Fantasy category), the Fantasm (Futuristic), the Night Owl Romance (Fantasy/Futuristic), the 2008 Hollywood Book Festival (Romance category), was third in the Prisms, third in the Golden Quills, a finalist in the Anne Bonney Most Humorous category,  and more...



INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL

Just because the high handed hero of FORCED MATE decreed that his sharp-tongued, scandalous, fashionista sister (the one who made a film of herself having sex with an unsuitable stranger) should be married did not mean that the Royal shotgun wedding would go off without a hitch.

Indeed, when the bride saw the condition that her groom was in as he was frogmarched up the aisle, she threw a hissy fit and telekinetically hurled him onto his rump without touching him.

So, the unhappy couple are marooned on a sub-tropical island so she can learn to appreciate a male who knows his way around the sharp end of a hunting knife....

FRONT MATTER Excerpt

The small sun had almost risen high enough to glitter between the topmost branches of the tallest trees on the other side of the island. High on their beach, shadows were long and an indeterminate color between green and purple. Even lower down the beach, the rain-pocked sand was cool under their toes. It was a lovely morning.

“About the truth,” Martia-Djulia began hesitantly.

Djetth stooped without breaking his stride to pick up the first twig of his collection. Whatever she was trying to say, he wasn’t going to give her any help.

“You said, ‘We can’t face the truth until we know what the truth is.’”

“Did I say that?” He hated to sound like Tarrant-Arragon, but he could hardly explain. He shouldn’t have said something so cryptic in the first place.

“What ‘truth’ were you talking about? You meant more than just whether or not we could be sexually compatible, didn’t you?”

Djetth glanced at her in surprise, but was saved the necessity of lying. They’d come to the driftwood. Sea and sun had bleached it bone-white, sea creatures had bored perfectly circular, peppercorn-sized holes in it.

“Stand back. Be ready to run for the water,” Djetth warned, and gave it an experimental kick. Dust erupted out of it, but no tiny, angry An’Koori bees.

“Riddled. It’ll burn too quickly. We’ll need more,” he said. “Let’s walk on. We’ll pick it up on the way back.”

Bees. Honey! Djetth checked out Martia-Djulia’s rear elevation as she forgot what she was wearing and bent from the waist, like a ballerina, to pick up a stick.

He’d have to keep an eye out for bees. He knew of a very good use for honey.
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