The Carradignes. A family of wealth and honor... But amidst this world of privilege and passion, an unforeseen peril lurks. From USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels, a compelling contemporary tale. A new queen is to be crowned. And a mysterious assassin is hell-bent on stopping it. But Captain Devon Montcalm will see Princess Kelly Carradigne ascend to her throne as queen, even if it means throwing himself in front of a bullet. From critically acclaimed author Carolyn Davidson, a heart-stopping historical prequel. A long-lost king has been discovered. And the false ruler will never let "Alex Carr" claim his birthright. But Alex has sharply honed skills from his dangerous past...and sweet Rebecca Hale to give him the strength to claim a destiny too long denied.
Her Royal Pain-in-the-Highness\A King Without a Country
Author: Kasey Michaels,Carolyn Davidson
[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Futuristic Paranormal Romance, M/M, werewolves, light spanking, HEA] Thomas Jayne just watched his mother's brutal murder at the hands of a werewolf patrol officer. To add insult to injury, the werewolf didn't kill him, instead, it turned him. Shunned by his father and brothers, and the entire human community where he grew up, he's on his own from here on out. Tom is now a mutt, a shifter not born with his powers, and not welcome amongst the humans or the wolves. He's slowly losing control of his wolf. After a year on his own, it breaks free and attacks in a jealous rage. Roland Solomon's mate literally attacked him, and Roland doesn't mind, even if his mate is a disrespectful former human. The man is gorgeous, and his, and he will protect him. He will teach Thomas to control himself, and he will do everything in his power to protect Thomas from the wolves who believe that mutts should just be put out of their misery. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Author: Marcy Jacks
Carrying the Sheikh's Heir (Heirs to the Throne of Kyr, Book 2) / Forged in the Desert Heat / the True King of Dahaar (a Dynasty of Sand and Scandal, Book 2)
Author: Lynn Raye Harris,Maisey Yates,Tara Pammi
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Christian V reigned from 1670 until 1699. He was the first to accede to the throne as a hereditary king following the introduction of the hereditary and absolute monarchy by Frederik III. During the reign of Christian V, state power became centralized and the absolute monarchy was consolidated, and he made a competent but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to reconquer Scania, Halland, and Blekinge, territories that had been lost during his father's reign. Though there is an equestrian statue of him at the centre of Kongens Nytorv, the square the King had built, there are probably not many Danes who are familiar with the details of Christian V's life.
The First Heir to the Throne
Author: Jens Gunni Busck
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The king of Osama needs an heir to his throne, but none of his many wives has been able to have a baby. A native doctor hides a seed inside the wives' pottage and promises the king an heir from the one who eats the seed. But one of the wives, Omonu, misses the meal. When she returns to discover the soup is all gone, she is distraught and eats the bits that have fallen onto the ground. Find out how Omonu's leftovers will forever change her life, the king's lineage, and the state of the entire kingdom. Based on African folktales passed down from generation to generation, The Heir to the Throne is a story about humility, love, and patience-and the rewards that come from all three. The Heir to the Throne is an accessible story that will not only impress positive qualities upon its young readers but also expose them to one of the world's many cultures, fostering curiosity about our diverse country in the hopes that we can better understand each other and learn to celebrate our differences.
Author: Margaret Tari,Raphael Njoku
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Vanessa Nox had a life of any normal teenager. A train ride to her father’s “workplace” changes that. Vanessa and her sister Abigail realize that earth isn’t the only realm. They meet up with a variety of creatures, both friend and foe, in a world called Terra. Vanessa discovers that not only is Terra her real home but she is also the princess of the elves. Together, Vanessa, Abigail, and an elf named Rex help save Terra against powerful villains that control not only the shadows but also what lurks in them. Between joy and betrayal, Vanessa finds not only can she save the elves but she can also lead them.
Heir to the Throne
Author: Sophie Evans
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Or, Who is the Lawful Successor to the Throne?
Author: William Walton
Quan is back and the drama continues as he sets his heart on avenging the death of his mentor, the East Coast's most powerful drug dealer, Big D. He teams up with the son to the head of the Columbian cartel, Este'ban Ortiz, who is back with plans of his own. He gives Quan an offer he can't refuse - to carry on Big D's empire. But things take a turn for the worst once Quan realizes he made a deal with the devil. He soon learns of the consequences that come with being the head of a drug empire when his business takes a hard hit and promises are broken and lives are at stake. Follow Quan on his quest for the truth and revenge in this twisted tale set in the gritty streets of Philadelphia, where friends become enemies and old enemies return to settle some unfinished business. Can Quan hold it together long enough to find out the truth, or will he fall victim to his own game?
Author: Lady K
Publisher: La' femme Fatale' Publishing
Category: African American criminals
Bringing together an international team of specialists, this volume considers the place of royal heirs within their families, their education and accommodation, their ability to overcome succession crises, the consequences of the death of an heir and finally the roles royal heirs played during the First World War.
Succession and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Author: Heidi Mehrkens,Frank Lorenz Müller
Many volumes have been written about the long reign of Elizabeth I. Now, for the first time, comes a brilliant new work that focuses on the critical year her reign ended, a time in which England lost its childless queen and a Machiavellian struggle ensued to find her successor. December 1602. After forty-four years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth is in decline. The formidable ruler whose motto is Semper eadem (I never change) has become a dithering old woman, missing teeth and wearing makeup half an inch thick. The kingdom has been weakened by the cost of war with Spain and the simmering discontent of both the rich and the poor. The stage has been set, at long last, for succession. But the Queen who famously never married has no heir. Elizabeth’s senior relative is James VI of Scotland, Protestant son of Elizabeth’s cousin Mary Queen of Scots. But as a foreigner and a Stuart, he is excluded from the throne under English law. The road to and beyond his coronation will be filled with conspiracy and duplicity, personal betrayals and political upheavals. Bringing history to thrilling life, Leanda de Lisle captures the time, place, and players as never before. As the Queen nears the end, we witness the scheming of her courtiers for the candidates of their choice; blood-soaked infighting among the Catholic clergy as they struggle to survive in the face of persecution; the widespread fear that civil war, invasion, or revolution will follow the monarch’s death; and the signs, portents, and ghosts that seem to mark her end. Here, too, are the surprising and, to some, dismaying results of James’s ascension: his continuation of Elizabeth’s persecution of Catholics, his desire to unite his two kingdoms into a new country called Britain, and the painful contrast between the pomp and finery of Elizabeth’s court and the begrimed quality of his own. Around the old queen and the new king, swirl a cast of unforgettable characters, including Arbella Stuart, James’s ambitious and lonely first cousin; his childish, spoiled rival for power, Sir Walter Raleigh, who plotted to overthrow the king; and Sir John Harrington, Elizabeth’s wily godson, who switched his loyalties to James long before the queen’s death. Courtesy of Leanda de Lisle’s keenly modern view of this tumultuous time, we are given intimate insights into of political power plays and psychological portraits relevant to our own era. After Elizabeth is a unique look at a pivotal year–and a dazzling debut for an exciting new historian. From the Hardcover edition.
The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England
Author: Leanda de Lisle
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Best-selling author Tom Bower reveals the power, passion and defiance of Prince Charles. Few heirs to the throne have suffered as much humiliation as Prince Charles. Despite his hard work and genuine concern for the disadvantaged, he has struggled to overcome his unpopularity. After Diana's death, his approval rating crashed to 4% and has been only rescued by his marriage to Camilla. Nevertheless, just one third of Britons now support him to be the next king. Many still fear that his accession to the throne will cause a constitutional crisis. That mistrust climaxed in the aftermath of the trial of Paul Burrell, Diana's butler, acquitted after the Queen's sensational 'recollection'. In unearthing many secrets surrounding that and many other dramas, Bower's book, relying on the testimony from over 120 people employed or welcomed into the inner sanctum of Clarence House, reveals a royal household rife with intrigue and misconduct. The result is a book which uniquely will probe into the character and court of the Charles that no one, until now, has seen.
The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles
Author: Tom Bower
Publisher: William Collins
This book analyses royal education in nineteenth-century, constitutional Spain. Its main subjects are Isabel II (1830- 1904), Alfonso XII (1857-1885) and Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) during their time as monarchs-in-waiting. Their upbringing was considered an opportunity to shape the future of Spain, reflected the political struggles that emerged during the construction of a liberal state, and allowed for the modernisation of the monarchy. The education of heirs to the throne was taken seriously by contemporaries and assumed wider political, social and cultural significance. This volume is structured around three powerful groups which showed an active interest, influenced, and significantly shaped royal education: the court, the military, and the public. It throws new light on the position of the Spanish monarchy in the constitutional state, its ability to adapt to social, political, and cultural change, and its varied sources of legitimacy, power, and attraction.
The Education of the Constitutional Monarch
Author: Richard Meyer Forsting
Going all the way to England for college--to Oxford, no less--for college would be exciting enough. But no sooner does Evie set foot on English soil than she falls for a boy who turns out to be a real prince--in fact, second in line to the throne of England. Edmund is wonderful, even though loving him can be a royal pain, from the demands of his family to the stuck-up aristocrat who thinks she should be the one to win Edmund's heart. All that is swept aside, however, when the riddle of Evie's past surfaces, and the new couple becomes obsessed with figuring out who the real Evie is, with the growing suspicion that the truth will be a shocker.
Author: Emily Albright
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Young Adult Fiction