Defiant Queen


Author: Meghan March
Publisher: Red Dress Press
ISBN: 1943796033
Category: Fiction
Page: 254
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Sinful Empire


Author: Meghan March
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3736308655
Category: Fiction
Page: 287
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Ich war der König, die stärkste Figur auf dem Schachbrett. Doch ohne die Königin an meiner Seite bin ich machtlos Lachlan Mount besitzt Keira Kilgore - und doch ist sie nicht mehr länger seine Gefangene. Er hat sie in seine Welt geholt, ohne zu ahnen, dass sie ein Teil davon werden könnte. Und jetzt ist sie alles für ihn. Seine Geliebte, seine Frau, die Partnerin, von der Mount nie wusste, dass er sie dringend braucht. Und als er Keira erneut zu verlieren droht, begreift er, dass damit auch der wichtigste Teil von ihm selbst - all seine Stärke - untergehen würde. Keiras Leben liegt in seinen Händen, und er muss es mit aller Macht beschützen, denn sein schwarzes Herz kann nie mehr ohne sie sein! "Meghan Marchs beste Reihe!" Whitehotreads Abschlussband der sinnlich-verbotenen Sinful-Empire-Trilogie von USA-Today-Bestseller-Autorin Meghan March

The Desert Sheikh's Defiant Queen: The Sheikh's Chosen Queen / The Desert King's Pregnant Bride (Mills & Boon M&B)


Author: Jane Porter,Annie West
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1408935309
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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A desert king’s word is law When Jesslyn knew him in London, Sharif Fehr was a playboy prince and their romance was carefree and fun. Now Jesslyn has been summoned to his desert kingdom. Though she may challenge him, Sharif is sure that she will obey his ultimate command and submit – to becoming his wife and queen!

Ruthless King


Author: Meghan March
Publisher: Meghan March LLC
ISBN: 1943796009
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March. New Orleans belongs to me. You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. To have her in my debt. She doesn’t know she caught my attention. She should’ve been more careful. I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. It’s time to collect what I’m owed. Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount. *Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy. All books available now.* Reading order: Ruthless King Defiant Queen Sinful Empire "So hot and explosive, I recommend having the fire department on standby." - NYT bestselling author Laurelin Paige "Meghan takes us a sexy and gritty non-stop journey that kept my heart in my throat and my body primed! Lachlan Mount is the king and he is mine!"— T Gephart, USA Today bestselling author. ‘This is one book hangover I never want to wake from.’ ~Harper Sloan, NYT bestselling author "This is my new favorite series EVER!" – Candi Kane, Dirty Laundry Review "This right here...THIS is the type of romance that I LIVE FOR! Brutally beautiful and one of the SEXIEST reads of the year! Meghan March is CONQUERING this genre!" ~Shayna Renee, Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads ___ Topics: New Orleans, French Quarter, anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha bad boy, dominant alpha male, dominant alpha male hero, protection, famous, male, bodyguard, criminal, criminal underground, dirty billionaire, millionaire, rich, hidden, forbidden romance, hidden identity, brothers best friend, bayou, swamp, military romance. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}

Queen Vashti

Since When Does a Queen Wear Her Royal Crown to a Wild Party?
Author: Lovia Joann Pitts
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477284850
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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Queen Vashti's name has been tarnished not only by her accusers but for generations to come by the accusations and stigmatization that yet linger in the minds of her readers. A very important factor has been overlooked in regards to Queen Vashti. Today, I challenge every reader to ask, themselves "Since When Does A Queen Wear Her Royal Crown To A Wild Party?" This is paramount information that has been neglected. This book gives a different perspective in viewing her actions. Is Queen Vashti the overlooked Queen who is also a Champion? No one asked the queen her reason for not attending the royal banquet. Her husband did not speak with her; therefore I ask that each one read the story with an open mind and review the facts that are presented in this book. Is she a champion, trailblazer or villain? Should Queen Vashti's memory continue to be tarnished? Is she a catalyst, innovator, a mover and shaker, who refused to allow herself to be diminished as her man downplayed the Royal Crown, that represented power and authority in her face, while saying he was trying to showcase her beauty? By any chance could it have been that she saw through the king's insecure tactics and decided that this day in history would be the day that would be edged into the pages of historians that she stood up and rose to the occasion for females present and for generations to come? Is Queen Vashti, a woman who stepped out of the box to get some fresh air to liberate other women to know this is how to do it regardless if one is at the top? Has Queen Vashti's name been used as a scapegoat to take the focus off, of men wrongful doings? Did she contribute to the king's thinking twice before neglecting or mistreating Queen Esther? Is Queen Vashti an overlooked warrior and liberator who deserve a standing ovation! Are there two heroes in the story oppose to one? Is it now time for Queen Vashti's name to become an honorable name among other great iconic women for refusing to allow anyone to dishonor their position or name. Is it time to honor Queen Vashti for being a woman who would not present to the king wearing her royal crown at an unsuitable event? Is Queen Vashti a woman who could have experienced a life changing defining moment whereby she was willing to risk it all for what she believed! You decide is Queen Vashti a hero, champion, or should her name continue to be vilified and dragged through the mud as, a street thug?

Exalting Jesus in Esther


Author: Landon Dowden,Holman Bible Publishers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433648407
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Exalting Jesus in Esther is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary. The author of Exalting Jesus in Esther is Landon Dowden.

His Defiant Desert Queen


Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460378350
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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When Sheikh Mikael catches notorious model Jemma Copeland flaunting Saidia's laws—and her body—in his desert, he knows one thing: revenge against his family's destruction is within his reach! To achieve it he makes Jemma an offer: imprisonment or marriage. With her life shattered by the scandal that rocked her family, Jemma needed that modeling job. She didn't know that she was breaking the law! But Mikael's outrageous proposal pushes her beyond shock…to utter fury. If he expects her to be a meek, pliable bride, this arrogant sheikh has another think coming!

Italy, and the War for Italian Independence

Containing a Brief Narrative of All the Most Interesting Events in the Past History of the Kingdom ... : Including a Biographical Sketch of Pope Pius IX : and a Recital of the Political Complications with which the Cabinets of Europe are Now Agitated
Author: John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Italy
Page: 638
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Italy

From the Earliest Period to the Present Day
Author: John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Italy
Page: 587
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Confessor


Author: Terry Goodkind
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429924719
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Terry Goodkind's bestselling, epic fantasy series Sword of Truth continues with Confessor. Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves...and has lost. Join Richard and Kahlan in the concluding novel of one of the most remarkable and memorable journeys ever written. It started with one rule, and will end with the rule of all rules, the rule unwritten, the rule unspoken since the dawn of history. When next the sun rises, the world will be forever changed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Sinful Queen


Author: Meghan March
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3736308671
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
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Sie stand vor mir wie eine Königin - die es mit dem König, zu dem ich mich selbst erklärt hatte, aufnehmen konnte. Um ihre Schulden zu begleichen und ihre Whiskey-Destillerie zu retten, hat sich Keira Kilgore auf das unmoralische Angebot von Lachlan Mount eingelassen. Er besitzt ihren Körper, aber ihren Willen wird er niemals brechen - auch wenn sie spürt, dass es vor allem ihr Herz ist, das sie vor ihm beschützen muss. Gemeinsam stürzen sie sich in einen Machtkampf aus Kontrolle und Verlangen, ohne zu ahnen, dass die größte Gefahr in Keiras Vergangenheit lauert ... "Mit diesem Buch hat Meghan March ein neues Level in der Romance Hall of Fame eröffnet!" Bookalicious Babes Blog Band 2 der sinnlich-verbotenen SINFUL-EMPIRE-Reihe von USA-TODAY-Bestseller-Reihe Meghan March

A Survey of the Old Testament


Author: Andrew E. Hill,John H. Walton
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310590663
Category: Religion
Page: 800
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This innovative textbook at long last provides an Old Testament survey for undergraduate students that goes beyond basic content. The book attempts to balance the literary, historical, and theological issues pertaining to each individual book and to the Old Testament as a whole. The main portion of the survey treats each book of the Old Testament in the order of the English canon. This information does not simply rehash the biblical material, but assumes that the Scriptures are being read alongside the survey. The book focuses its primary attention on the purpose and message of each book and attempts to show how the literary structure of each one has been used to accomplish the author's purpose. The survey also introduces readers to the issues of hermeneutics (general and special), history (Israelite and Near Eastern), archaeology, canon, geography, Old Testament theology (biblical and systematic), and critical methodologies. All these issues are dealt with in separate chapters at a basic introductory level that never allows the reader to lose sight, as it were, of the forest while wandering through the trees. In addressing critical issues of date and authorship, the survey avoids a polemical stance. Hill and Watson seek to depend on the evidence of the text rather than on presuppositions to substantiate their views. Their commitment to the authority of the biblical text results in a book that, while notably evangelical, is not always traditional. The authors approach the survey mindful of two complicating factors in Old Testament study. First, God's revelation did not come by way of the English language or through Western culture, and therefore we today have to work carefully to receive the message clearly. Second, even when we are listening, we have a tendency to be selective about what we hear or to try to make the message conform to our ideas. The solution is to allow the Bible to speak for itself. The informed reader will find much innovation here and a keen awareness of current scholarship relating to the Old Testament. Above all, this textbook will bring a new vigor and excitement to the Old Testament as readers learn to discover its story for themselves and see how to understand it as a substantial part of God's self-revelation to humankind. This survey is well illustrated with maps, charts, and photographs. Additional features are the questions for study and the annotated reading list at the end of each chapter.

James VII

Duke and King of Scots
Author: Alastair Mann
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 1907909095
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 348
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James VII and II is one of the least studied monarchs of Scotland, and has previously mostly been studied from an English perspective or as the muddled victim of the revolution of 1688/9 which delivered for Britain much-vaunted political emancipation. This book provides the first complete portrait of James as a Stewart prince of Scotland, as duke of Albany and King of Scots. It re-evaluates the traditional views of James as a Catholic extremist and absolutist who failed through incompetence, and challenges preconceptions based on strong views of his failings, both in popular belief and serious history. Investigating the personality and motives of the man, this biography assesses James as commander, as Christian and as king, but also as family man and Restoration libertine - a prince of his time. Painting a picture of James from cradle to grave, from childhood to resigned exile, it brings him to life within his Scottish context and as a member of the royal line of Scotland. The journey from dashing young cavalry commander to pious prince in exile appears oddly incongruous given the political and personal trials that lay between. That journey was much more of Scotland than previous studies have suggested - indeed, James was in many ways the last King of Scots.

British Knight


Author: Louise Bay
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3736310129
Category: Fiction
Page: 379
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Alex Knightley: so charmant wie James Bond, so höflich wie Mr Darcy, so sexy wie Christian Grey Violet King hat genug von New York und braucht dringend einen Tapetenwechsel. Da kommt ihr ein Jobangebot in London wie gerufen. Doch als sie ihrem zukünftigen Boss Alex Knightley gegenübersteht, stellt sich heraus, dass ihm niemand etwas von seiner neuen Assistentin gesagt hat! Der aufstrebende Rechtsanwalt kann keine Ablenkung gebrauchen - schon gar nicht in Form einer wunderschönen Amerikanerin, die ihn vom ersten Augenblick an um den Verstand bringt. Doch von einem arroganten Geschäftsmann lässt Violet sich garantiert nicht in die Flucht schlagen - auch wenn das bedeutet, dass es im Büro bald ganz schön kompliziert wird ... "Heißes Prickeln, hitzige Wortgefechte und ein arroganter britischer Boss - dieses Buch gehört zu den besten Liebesromanen des Jahres!" L. J. SHEN Band 4 der sinnlich-heißen KINGS-OF-NEW-YORK-Reihe von USA-TODAY-Bestseller-Autorin Louise Bay

Queen Defiant

A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author: Anne O'Brien
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101515562
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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A riveting novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine's early adult years from the author of The Virgin Widow. Orphaned at a young age, Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, seeks a strong husband to keep her hold on the vast lands that have made her the most powerful heiress in Europe. But her arranged marriage to Louis VII, King of France, is made disastrous by Louis's weakness of will and fanatical devotion to the Church. Eleanor defies her husband by risking her life on an adventurous Crusade, and even challenges the Pope himself. And in young, brilliant, mercurial Henry d'Anjou, she finds her soul mate-the one man who is audacious enough to claim her for his own and make her Queen of England.

Aliens: Defiance


Author: Brian Wood
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3959816065
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 112
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Private Zula Hendricks kämpft nicht nur gegen die Dämonen ihrer Vergangenheit, sondern auch ums nackte Überleben. Mit einer Gruppe Cyborgs der Weyland-Yutani Corporation entdeckt sie auf einem verlassenen Schlepper eine beson- ders heimtückische Alien-Spezies. Diese Entdeckung ist der Start einer gefährlichen Reise, auf der nicht nur Hendricks' Loyalität auf eine harte Probe gestellt wird. Die spannende Geschichte von Star-Autor Brian Wood wird von den wunderbar-widerwärtigen Xenomorphen von Zeichner Tristan Jones vortrefflich bebildert - so "schöne" Aliens hat man selten gesehen.

Kudos

Roman
Author: Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351875694X
Category: Fiction
Page: 215
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Faye ist Schriftstellerin und unterwegs, ihren neuen Roman vorzustellen. Für sie scheint diese Reise lebensentscheidend. Nicht nur hofft sie, endlich die ihr gebührende öffentliche Anerkennung zu finden, sie sucht vor allem Abstand zu einer privaten Katastrophe. Sie begegnet Kollegen, die sich um Kopf und Kragen reden, sie bestreitet Bühnengespräche, in denen man ihr nicht zuhört und sie gibt Interviews, ohne wirklich selbst zu Wort zu kommen. Doch je mehr sie sich auf die anderen einlässt, umso deutlicher wird Faye, was jenseits all der Geschichten und Fiktionen liegt, mit denen die Menschen sich fast obsessiv wappnen. Die Konsequenz, die Faye für sich daraus zieht, ist einleuchtend – führt sie aber geradewegs zurück in die Bodenlosigkeit ihrer persönlichen Situation. Was verbergen wir, indem wir uns zeigen? Und warum wissen wir am wenigsten über das, was uns am meisten bewegt? Rachel Cusk ist »eine originäre, eine geradezu philosophische Schriftstellerin.« (taz) und Kudos ein lebenskluger, beziehungsreicher Roman, erzählt mit schlichter Eleganz und häretischem Witz.

Die letzte Gemahlin des Königs


Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644567816
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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Meisterin des Wortes Heimlich unterhält die Witwe Kateryn Parr eine Affäre mit ihrer großen Liebe, dem Baron Thomas Seymour. Doch als König Henry VIII. um ihre Hand anhält, hat sie keine Wahl: Sie muss das Angebot annehmen und darf Thomas nie wiedersehen. Kateryn weiß genau, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt – schließlich wird sie die sechste Gemahlin des launischen Königs. Von zwei ihrer Vorgängerinnen trennte er sich, zwei ließ er hinrichten. Mit der Zeit wähnt sie sich aber in Sicherheit: Im Herzen des Hofes gründet sie einen Studierzirkel und bestimmt als Regentin die Geschicke des Landes in Henrys Abwesenheit. Doch als Befürworterin religiöser Reformen zieht sie schließlich doch Henrys Zorn auf sich ... «Philippa Gregory, Königin des historischen Romans, setzt dieser Heldin ein unvergessliches Denkmal.» (People Magazine) «Niemand schreibt besser über die Tudors als Philippa Gregory.» (Publishers Weekly) «‹Die letzte Gemahlin des Königs› ist nicht nur ein faszinierender Roman über eine überraschend wenig bekannte Zeit der Tudor-Dynastie, sondern vermittelt auch das bedrückende Gefühl des puren Terrors, den das Leben unter einem launischen Tyrannen mit sich bringt – besonders, wenn man mit ihm verheiratet ist.» (Reader’s Digest) «Drastisch schildert Gregory die Beziehung von Kateryn Parr und ihrem Gemahl Henry VIII. Genauso gut beschreibt sie auch die religiösen und politischen Spannungen im England der Tudors. Fesselnd.» (The Times) «Gregorys komplexes Porträt des alternden Königs und seiner sinnlichen, gelehrten Braut wird Tudor-Fans begeistern.» (Publishers Weekly)

The Queen's Lady


Author: Shannon Drake
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1426807899
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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She desired him above all others... Would he now be her executioner? Lady Gwenyth Macleod has staked her fortune and her reputation to help Mary, Queen of Scots take her rightful place on the throne. But her struggle to guide the reckless, defiant queen has put her at perilous odds with Rowan Graham, a laird dangerously accomplished in both passion and affairs of state. And the more Gwenyth challenges his intentions, the less he can resist the desire igniting between them. Now, with her country in turmoil and treachery shadowing her every step, will Gwenyth's last daring gamble lead her to the ultimate betrayal-or a destiny greater than she could ever imagine?