The Desert King's Blackmailed Bride

A scandalous story of passion and romance
Author: Lynne Graham
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459292642
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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With this ring… When naive Polly Dixon lands in the desert kingdom of Dharia clutching an ornate ring—the only link to her hidden past—she never expected to be arrested and deposited at the feet of the country's formidable ruler! I thee blackmail! King Rashad is suspicious of desirable Polly, but her possession of the ring has caught the imagination of his country. They believe that Polly is the bride he's been waiting for, so Rashad begins a fiery sensual onslaught to melt away Polly's resolve and have her begging to walk down the aisle!

Stolen Lives

Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
Author: Malika Oufkir,Michele Fitoussi
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781568951911
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 431
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The daughter of a former aide to the king of Morocco, who was executed after a failed assassination attempt on the ruler, describes how she, her five younger siblings, and her mother were imprisoned in a desert penal colony for twenty years. (Biography)

Stolen by the Sheikh

The Italian Boss's Mistress of Revenge
Author: Trish Morey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781488757594
Category:
Page: 369
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Stolen By The Sheikh Sheikh Khaled Al-Ateeq has asked Sapphire Clemenger to design the wedding gown of his intended bride. But there's more to Khaled's deal than meets the eye — Sapphy must accompany him to his desert palace, and she's forbidden to meet the bride-to-be. But she does find it strange when the bridal gown's measurements are her own... Sapphy's been stolen by the sheikh — because she's his chosen wife! The Italian Boss's Mistress Of Revenge All that stands in the way of Dante Carrazzo and revenge is Mackenzi Keogh. Dante knows Mackenzi will do anything to save her hotel, and he doesn't mind using that to his advantage. He'll reconsider — if she becomes his mistress. Mackenzi knows she shouldn't trust Dante, but the pleasure he gives is too intense to resist. However, their bargain is compromised when Dante learns she is pregnant...

The Sheikh's Chosen Queen

Harlequin Comics
Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596648387
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
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Jesslyn just wants to enjoy her summer vacation in peace. But in order to protect one of her students, she needs her ex-lover’s help. Sharif, the sheikh of a desert kingdom, will protect the lad if she tutors his little girls over the summer. But Jesslyn still hurts from the loss of Sharif. Months after they broke up, Sharif married another woman and had three children—she doesn’t want to be hurt again. There’s a familiar, yet dangerous gleam in his eyes...but what choice does she have?

The Tarnished Jewel of Jazaar


Author: Susanna Carr
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459234812
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Jeweled veil weighing heavily on her head, Zoe Martin waits for her sheikh husband-to-be. The shame of her adoptive family, orphan Zoe has endured six years of being kept as a slave—now she's been sold into marriage…to a man known as The Beast! Being discarded to the sheikh has one bonus—this could mean freedom! Zoe must play along with the three-day—and three-night—ceremony, but she isn't expecting the blazing attraction from just one stolen glance at playboy sheikh Nadir.…

The Desert of Souls


Author: Howard Andrew Jones
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429994811
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The glittering tradition of sword-and-sorcery sweeps into the sands of ancient Arabia with the heart-stopping speed of a whirling dervish in this thrilling debut novel from new talent Howard Andrew Jones In 8th century Baghdad, a stranger pleads with the vizier to safeguard the bejeweled tablet he carries, but he is murdered before he can explain. Charged with solving the puzzle, the scholar Dabir soon realizes that the tablet may unlock secrets hidden within the lost city of Ubar, the Atlantis of the sands. When the tablet is stolen from his care, Dabir and Captain Asim are sent after it, and into a life and death chase through the ancient Middle East. Stopping the thieves—a cunning Greek spy and a fire wizard of the Magi—requires a desperate journey into the desert, but first Dabir and Asim must find the lost ruins of Ubar and contend with a mythic, sorcerous being that has traded wisdom for the souls of men since the dawn of time. But against all these hazards there is one more that may be too great even for Dabir to overcome... Advance Praise for THE DESERT OF SOULS: "The Desert of Souls is filled with adventure, magic, compelling characters and twists that are twisty. This is seriously cool stuff." -- Steven Brust, New York Times bestselling author of the Vlad Taltos series "A grand and wonderful adventure filled with exotic magic and colorful places — like a cross between Sinbad and Indiana Jones." -- Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Map of All Things "Like the genie of the lamp, Howard Jones has granted this reader's wish for a fresh, exciting take on the venerable genre of sword-and-sorcery!" -- Richard A. Knaak, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Legends of the Dragonrealm "Howard Andrew Jones spins an exciting and suspenseful tale in his historical fantasy debut. A rich, detailed tapestry -- part Arthur Conan Doyle, part Robert E. Howard, and part Omar Khayyam, woven in the magical thread of One Thousand And One Nights." -- E.E. Knight, Author of the bestselling Vampire Earth "An entertaining and enjoyable journey into a world of djinns and magic far darker than expected, yet one that ends with hope, both for the characters... and that there will be yet another book." -- L. E. Modesitt, Jr, author of the Recluse Saga, the Imager Portfolio, and the Corean Chronicles "A modern iteration of old school storytelling. Highly recommended to anyone in search of a fun run through strange lands and times." -- Glen Cook, author of The Black Company Series "Howard Jones wields magic like a subtle blade and action like a mighty cleaver in his scimitars and sorcery tale, weaving together Arabian myth, history, and some honest-to-gosh surprises to create a unique story that you'll not soon forget." -- Monte Cook, author of The Dungeon Masters Guide, 3rd Edition "A rousing tale of swords against sorcery. Howard Jones writes with wit and flair. His world is involving, authentic and skilfully evoked. The best fantasy novel I have read all year." -- William King, Author of the Space Wolf trilogy and creator of Gotrek and Felix "A whirlwind tale of deserts, djinn and doors to other worlds, told in a voice perfectly pitched for the style and setting." -- Nathan Long, author of Bloodborn and Shamanslayer "An Arabian Nights adventure as written by Robert E Howard. It is exciting, inventive, and most of all fun." -- Dave Drake, author of The Legion of Fire

King of the Desert, Captive Bride


Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426816537
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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When Sheikh Khalid Fehr rescues innocent Olivia Morse from the hands of his country's enemies, he guarantees her freedom by announcing she is his betrothed…. Khalid has vouched for Liv with his honor… and this desert king is determined that his new wife will fulfill her marital duties, by his side as his regal queen…and as his captive virgin bride!

Kidnapped for His Royal Duty


Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488083436
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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He needs a substitute bride… And she will be his queen! When desert prince Dal’s convenient bride is stolen, he must find a replacement—immediately. Suddenly shy secretary Poppy is kidnapped by her merciless boss and whisked away to his kingdom. She’s shocked to find herself willingly surrendering to his expert seduction! But when it becomes clear that Dal has more than pleasure in mind, will Poppy be persuaded to accept his royal proposal?

King of the Wind


Author: Marguerite Henry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144248800X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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He was named “Sham” for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was swift as the desert winds, Sham’s pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners. This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France, and finally to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior thoroughbred. Sham’s speed—like his story—has become legendary.

To Touch a Sheikh


Author: Olivia Gates
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373731167
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Trapped together by a freak sandstorm, Prince Amjad Aal Shalaan and Princess Maram decide to act on their feelings for each other.

A Kingdom of Dreams


Author: Judith McNaught
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501145487
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spellbinding historical romance classics, featuring her “unique magic” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook. Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf,” his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, no matter what he threatens. Boldly she challenges his will—until the night he takes her in his powerful embrace, awakening in her an irresistible hunger. Suddenly Jennifer finds herself ensnared in a bewildering and seductive web of pride, passion, and overwhelming love. This beloved tale about two defiant hearts clashing in a furious battle of wills in the glorious age of chivalry “will stay in your heart forever and be a classic on your shelves” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick).

The Desert King

Harlequin Comics
Author: Olivia Gates
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596899134
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
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Josie, who’s from a prominent family, has been living in self-imposed exile in Paris after being labeled as a whore. On a lonely Christmas night, she is startled to find a stranger watching her as she entertains herself at a window. The man introduces himself as Adam. They hit it off so well that they decide to have dinner together, which leads to spending a night. After an intense night, Josie feels content but becomes enraged the moment she discovers Adam’s identity!

Desperation


Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501141163
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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“The terror is relentless” (Publishers Weekly) in Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem… Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada, has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. And it is a place where several travelers are abducted by Collie Entragian, the maniacal police officer of Desperation. Entragian uses various ploys for the abductions, from an arrest for drug possession to “rescuing” a family from a nonexistent gunman. There’s something very wrong here, all right, and Entragian is only the surface of it. The secrets embedded in Desperation’s landscape, and the evil that infects the town like some viral hot zone, are both awesome and terrifying. But as one of the travelers, young David Carver, seems to know—though it scares him nearly to death to realize it—so are the forces summoned to combat them. “Stephen King’s knack for turning the stray junk of pop culture into sick, darkly engrossing thrills has rarely been this much in evidence as in Desperation” (Salon).

The Desert Bride


Author: Lynne Graham
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459268865
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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"I am a close acquaintance of Crown Prince Razul's!" Rash words indeed… Bethany was desperate to stop her deportation for Datar, and only Razul could help her. But she'd tried so hard to forget him—they'd been involved two years before, and back then Bethany hadn't been able to handle such a proud, passionate man. Bethany got to stay in Datar. However, by renewing her "close" acquaintance with Razul she paid his price—he demanded she become his wife!

Desert Rogues: The Christmas Bride

A Classic Holiday Romance
Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 148808887X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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A fan-favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, originally published as The Sheik and the Christmas Bride in 2007. Dedicated teacher Kayleen James is determined to safeguard the future of her orphaned students--even if it means defying Prince As’ad of El Deharia himself. But the seductive ruler stuns her by offering to adopt the three little girls. On one condition… Suddenly, As’ad is a single father in desperate need of a nanny, and Kayleen is the only woman for the job. Soon the palace is in an uproar, and all because of the spirited redhead. Losing his heart isn’t part of the arrangement, until Kayleen shows the honor-bound man what he’d been missing. Can he convince her that she belongs in his palace as his princess—and his wife?

The Prince's Stolen Virgin


Author: Maisey Yates
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459293126
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Awakened by his kiss… Ordinary Briar Harcourt is horrified to discover her life is a lie—she is in fact a long-lost princess, sent into hiding to escape a forced marriage to a brutal king. But now his son, Prince Felipe, has found Briar and is determined to claim her as his bride! Marriage to Briar will give Felipe the power he was born for: her compliance is nonnegotiable. But his searing, uncontrollable desire for her is unexpected…and he'll use all his formidable charisma to seduce her into surrender!

The Fortunate Ones

A Novel
Author: Ellen Umansky
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062382500
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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One very special work of art—a Chaim Soutine painting—will connect the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in this enthralling and transporting debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles. It is 1939 in Vienna, and as the specter of war darkens Europe, Rose Zimmer’s parents are desperate. Unable to get out of Austria, they manage to secure passage for their young daughter on a kindertransport, and send her to live with strangers in England. Six years later, the war finally over, a grief-stricken Rose attempts to build a life for herself. Alone in London, devastated, she cannot help but try to search out one piece of her childhood: the Chaim Soutine painting her mother had cherished. Many years later, the painting finds its way to America. In modern-day Los Angeles, Lizzie Goldstein has returned home for her father’s funeral. Newly single and unsure of her path, she also carries a burden of guilt that cannot be displaced. Years ago, as a teenager, Lizzie threw a party at her father’s house with unexpected but far-reaching consequences. The Soutine painting that she loved and had provided lasting comfort to her after her own mother had died was stolen, and has never been recovered. This painting will bring Lizzie and Rose together and ignite an unexpected friendship, eventually revealing long-held secrets that hold painful truths. Spanning decades and unfolding in crystalline, atmospheric prose, The Fortunate Ones is a haunting story of longing, devastation, and forgiveness, and a deep examination of the bonds and desires that map our private histories.

Stolen in the Night

The True Story of a Family's Murder, a Kidnapping and the Child Who Survived
Author: Gary C. King
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312942052
Category: True Crime
Page: 256
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Describes how Joseph Duncan, a violent pedophile convicted in the rape and torture of a young teenage boy, was released only to kidnap two young children, Shasta and Dylan Groene, after slaughtering their parents and older brother, a crime that eventually led to Duncan's capture, the rescue of Shasta, and the search for the still missing Dylan. Original.

The Player King


Author: Avi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481437704
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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From Newbery Award–winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter to become the King of England. England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim, has apparently disappeared. Meanwhile, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is slaving away at a tavern in Oxford—until a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, buys Lambert from the tavern keeper and whisks him away in the dead of night. But this is nothing compared to the secret that the friar reveals: You, Lambert, are actually Prince Edward, the true King of England! With the aid of the deceitful Earl of Lincoln, Brother Simonds sets out to teach the boy how to become the rightful English king. Lambert has everything to gain and nothing to lose, or so he thinks. Yet in this dangerous battle for the throne, Lambert is not prepared for what’s to come—or for what it really means to play at being a king.