About the Book

I was inspired to write a novel showing that each of us is our own kingdom, for which we make sacrifices.

Sacrifices For Kingdoms by Patricia D'Arcy Laughlin

Sacrifices for Kingdoms

A sensual, timeless, contemporary romance, about a philanthropic beauty from exotic Trinidad, a modern-day socially-conscious European Prince, and the other loves, lives, and lies, that complicate their potentially idyllic life. Sacrifices For Kingdoms begins with the warm sweetness of falling in love before becoming inflamed with passion, intrigue and danger. Shocking secrets are progressively revealed, mysteries unraveled, loyalties divided.

No Cinderella, Elizabeth is sophisticated, wealthy, and harbors life-changing secrets, including her audacious equality speeches on the inflammatory topic ‘God Has No Gender’. Her formidable quandary is how to eventually save the two opposing Kingdoms she flabergastingly discovers she loves equally.

Not merely a figurehead, the ambitious, fun-loving, sensitive but courageous Prince Michael also has secrets, some life-threatening, all hazardous, and hides risky negotiations with mysterious “dangerous people.” Rightly beset with fears of losing the monarchy, but more afraid for her safety than his own, the besotted heir to the throne is determined, at any sacrifice, to stop her from continuing her controversial speeches, and to, honorably, learn of her mysterious haunting past.

Their profuse, vividly titillating, sometimes humorous, lovemaking, contrasts captivatingly with their involvements in serious social issues. Their lives’ journeys cross continents and cultures, places and races, failures and successes, until an assassin’s bullet hits its mark. Readers will be singing along with the romantic Prince Michael’s voicemails of songs to his beloved.

Set in the U.S.A., Europe and the Caribbean, this controversial book will have readers contemplating, loving, laughing, crying, singing, and…wondering.

Excerpts from the Book

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“If humans don’t learn the truths behind their indoctrinations, people will never know real freedom.” 
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“The sparks they both felt connected the large space between them instantaneously, Cupid’s arrows simultaneously piercing them both.”

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“I believe all things are possible, and until there is proof of something, I keep an open mind.”

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“In this one life, how fortunate I have been to love, and be loved, by two of the most extraordinary men that ever graced this planet.”

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“Religions – cannot divorce scientific physical fact from an intelligent belief system.”

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“A woman’s heart has no boundaries.” 

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“The earliest statues or figurines unearthed are female!”

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“Whoever said “Time heals all wounds” should also have warned that scars remain and that even though they don’t fester, they still pester!”

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“Unlike the Goddess, there is no discovered evidence of the male God’s original existence.”

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“He’s born to lead. He’ll forget me in time. He must, as I must forget him.”

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“Based on archaeological findings, she (The Goddess) existed from the beginnings of human development.”

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“I will always love you, till death and even beyond.”

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“Imagine the heaven on earth that is within our reach, if people in power were multi-faceted because of gender balance.”

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“Why would the founding fathers of Christianity propagate denigration of the female of the human species, the gender who suffers the most to continue it – relegating her to be “subservient” to her husband – when the man for whom they founded the Christian religion never preached or practiced such abominations!”

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“There is not one word credited to be uttered by Jesus that his disciples, preachers, should be only males.”

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“This verbal dance of ‘getting to know you’ was proving to be more rhythmically exciting than any he had ever participated in before.”

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“A mother can love ten children equally, why not two men?”

 

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“Feeling her pain as though it were his own, he knew he must take it away from her, or she would take herself away from him.”

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“Without love, nothing else really means anything.”

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“Only a fool questions “Who is God?” and it’s an even bigger fool who thinks he knows the answer.”

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“I feel his heart beating in rhythm with mine. It’s as though we are one, my Prince and I.”