Taming The Royal Brat

Author: Alana Church
Publisher: Boruma Publishing
ISBN: 1370037066
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The Princess needed a companion. The kingdom needed a miracle. The heir to the throne of Delania was a royal brat - rude, foul-tempered and cruel. When Nora is chosen to civilize the little beast, she had no idea how hard a task it would be. Or how sweet the reward. For Kitiara didn't want the sweet caresses of a man, but the firm hand of a woman! ~~~~~ Excerpt ~~~~~ Her legs shifted under the gauze-like material of the robe, making it ride higher on her thighs. Nora swallowed. For months, she had been fighting a battle against herself, not daring to acknowledge how attractive the younger woman was becoming. “Tell me,” Kitiara continued, her lips curving in a grin. “Which one would have you taken to bed? The tall one? You could have climbed her like a tree.” “They were all lovely,” Nora replied. She held up a hand and wiggled her fingers. “Which one of these is more attractive?” “What?” Kitiara leaned back, her lips curling in a disbelieving smile. “The men, too?” She shrugged, her face heating. “Yes.” Kit shook her head. “Unbelievable. I would have sworn that you have never found a man attractive in your entire life, Nora.” “And how should I have found a man attractive?” she flared, upset at her gentle mockery. “I was thirteen when I came to court, Kit. Thirteen! Should I have chosen a husband from among the pimply, stupid louts whose fathers farmed the lands around Buckhallow? They only had one thing on their minds. This,” she said, pointing at the spot between her legs. She was ashamed to feel her eyes pricking with tears. “And when I came to court, when your mother chose me as Companion, I traded one set of fools for another. They didn’t want me. They didn’t want the brown-haired farmer’s girl who was in way over her head. No. They wanted the Heir’s Companion. All they saw was the power I could bring them. How if I married them, they could use me to influence you and the queen.” Kitiara raised her brows, but did not respond to her unusual spate of ill-temper. “So you could bed a man, do you think?” Her voice was softly pensive. “I could,” she sighed, suddenly tired. “I will never stop wanting women. But I could do it. With a man. I even wonder what it would be like, sometimes. The last time I was at the temple, I almost asked for one. But it would have to be the right man. Someone who was completely unconcerned with rank, and privilege, and power. Someone who was lovely, not just in his body, but in his soul. Someone I was sure was not trying to use me, or you, or your mother the queen.” A tear ran down her cheek, and she sniffled. “Rotten brat,” she said, her lips trembling in a weak smile. “How do I always end up telling you everything?” “Because you love me,” Kitiara said cheerfully, finishing her wine. She got up and walked to the sideboard, pouring another measure into her cup. “Arrogant, too.” Nora drained her own goblet. The wine was stronger than what she was used to, rich and red, and she was beginning to feel pleasantly muzzy around the edges of her mind. “I obviously didn’t paddle you often enough when you were a child.” “Maybe you should start doing it again.” To her utter astonishment, Kitiara bent over the arm of the couch that faced hers. The position put her rear only a foot or so away from her face. “Would you like to paddle me?” she asked, her voice suddenly low and sultry. “Paddle me, sweet Eleanora, and turn my little bottom nice and rosy pink?”

Loyal Subversion

Author: Anorthe Kremers
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525301677
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The political constellation of the personal union between England and Hanover, lasting for 123 years, with the figure of a foreign king as a mediator between two separate states became a determining factor and was in itself a historical condition for the emergence and the development of caricatures in England after the Glorious Revolution. As a political weapon of the opposition and as an institution of public opinion, the caricatures affect the establishment: on the one hand, their visual potential is a threat to the sovereign, on the other they help to stabilize his leadership. The caricature thus overcomes the ban of showing the aristocratic decorum and makes contact with the problems repressed. Does the artistic become political? What contents are shown? Can we speak of an institutionalized form of political perception? Or is this visual criticism of the rulers in the end nothing more than a loyal subversion of their subjects?

Royal Bastards

Author: Roger Powell
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752473166
Size: 39.54 MB
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Since 1066 when William the Conqueror took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowledged at court and founded dynasties of their own; several of today's dukedoms are descended from them. Others were only acknowledged grudgingly or not at all. In the 20th century this trend for Royals to father illegitimate children continued, but the parentage, while highly probable, has not been officially recognized. This book is a genuinely fresh approach to British kings and queens, examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children. Interviewees include many of their descendants. But beyond personal narratives it also sheds light on the perennially fascinating topic of sexual habits; the links between politics, power, and patronage; the class system, scandal, and celebrity; and the different expectations we have of men and women.

Skat And The Princess Brat

Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426963084
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Growing up isnt easy. Skat is a young light-elf of cheery good will. Too bad he doesnt have good sense as well. His first day out from under his mothers watchful eye, he falls in love with every girl he meets. Skat then vows to win Odins pardon for light-elves he had wrongly banished from Asgard. Skat infuriates Princess Violet by giving her roses to another girl. The brat whips up a whirlwind of bad fortune to punish him. In just one day every living creature on Rose Island is sucked into their controversy. Gerd loves Skat in spite of his fickle ways. This elfin girl displays loyalty tempered with common sense, presenting a dependable role model for girls. Skat effectively stands up for himself, overcomes adversity with good will, and succeeds in his quest. Animals, light-elves, a troll, Vikings, and gods respond to Skats message that all living creatures should be treated nicely. Only a few completely selfish creatures remain untouched by his charm.Growing up isnt easy. Skatrosenknup the Darling RosebudSkat to his friendsis a young light-elf of cheery good will. Its just too bad that he doesnt have good sense, as well. If there is mischief to be had, hell find it. Failing that, hell create it! From his first day out from under his mothers watchful eye, he finds each girl he meets to be irresistibleand he falls head over little heels in love with every one of them. problem is, the girls arent so forgiving of his fickle heart. Then he sets his sights on bigger and bolder goals. Annoyed by what he feels is the unfair banishment of all light-elves from Asgard, young Skat vows to convince Odin to let his people back into paradise. but the Norse gods are not exactly amused by his antics either. Skat is a scamp; no doubt, but his message that all living creatures should be treated nicely is one that everyone can get behind. His charisma and courage are his best defenses against the many scrapes he finds himself in. And in the end, only a few completely selfish creatures can resist his many charms. or can they?

Sarcasm Is A Dragon S Best Friend

Author: Stephanie Collins
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490753311
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My name is Gemini, and my life is a bloody mess. I almost kill my mother; my overbearing father exiles me out of the nest; one of my sisters wants to neuter me so stupidity doesnt breed; my dead grandmother wants me to complete stupid missions for her, and a witch thinks Im an arrogant and rude dragon, so she turns me human. Then I get captured by guards from a kingdom notorious for being cruel to males, and they make me their slave for three years. Their queen decides shes had enough of my sarcastic idiocy and sells me to a neighboring kingdom where I get stuck in a new dungeon: kinghood. Apparently I make enemies wherever I go. I have dragon slayers poaching in my kingdom and my armys commander desperately wanting to kill me so he could be king. All I want is to find a way to break my curse and get my scales back . . . and for my father to stop treating me like a hatchling. Is that too much to ask for?

The Bonemender S Oath

Author: Holly Bennett
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554697352
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In The Bonemender, Gabrielle took her talent for healing into battle where her father died in her arms; she fell in love with a man who turned out to be an Elf, with a lifespan many times that of a Human, and she learned that she was not whom she had believed herself to be. Now, the war is over, but the threat from across the mountains has only withdrawn for the time-being, and danger lurks closer to home. Both Gabrielle and her brother Tristan must fight for their lives and for those they love, as Gabrielle struggles to save a young man who thinks himself her enemy.

The Parting

Author: Richard Barlow Adams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483602265
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It is July 18, 1861 in Winchester, Virginia. The Civil War has begun, and Lieutenant John Pelham, formerly of the West Point Class of 1861, is about to play a pivotal role in the First Battle of Bull Run. The confident Lieutenant Pelham bears little resemblance to the seventy-year-old who journeyed alone five years earlier from Jacksonville, Alabama, to West Point, New York, to attend the United States Military Academy. As he immerses himself in West Point, both Pelhams life and his beloved country see substantial change. While Pelham and his classmates witness the unraveling of the Union and the birth of the Confederacy, Pelham meets Clara Bolton, a Philadelphian belle who captures his heartall while Pelham and his compatriots are preparing for the reality of combat. Told against the backdrop of slavery and states rights, the Democratic and Republican Parties, the fire-eaters of the South and the abolitionists of the North, The Parting portrays how profoundly historical events divided West Points graduating class of 1861 on the eve of the Civil War, changing all of their lives forever.

Alice Keppel Agnes Keyser

Author: Raymond Lamont-Brown
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752473948
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A detailed look at the two women in the life of Edward VII during his last years. Alice Keppel, youngest daughter of a Scottish retired admiral and MP emerged from obscurity in 1898 to become the publicly acknowledged mistress of the portly, fun-loving Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII. Agnes Keyser, daughter of a prominent member of the Stock exchange, defied social expectations by not marrying, instead becoming involved in hospital charity work. Her twelve-year relationship with the king was much less in the public eye, but was just as important.