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Sacrifices For Kingdoms

This book has it all! Love, Sex and History. It is a pleasure to read such a well written book. The settings in Trinidad and the UK make this romance novel even more interesting. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a sexy romance novel. Looking forward to Patricia Darcy Lauglin’s next book.

Margaret Bohaty

A MUST read!

“A thought provoking and beautiful story with VERY interesting characters. An interesting and “Spicy” book in every way. The cover is so beautiful, I bought a new copy and keep it displayed as one of my “Coffee Table Books!” Margo Bohaty


Feast of Discovery

This tale of passionate romance laced with intrigue completely captured my attention. The rich detail, like a painting, is a treat for the senses and is mesmerizing. As a reader, I became obsessed with the journey of these engaging, beautiful characters. In addition, provocative discussions of religion, environment and sexism give the story an extra dimension. I was particularly enamored with the panorama of mores, music, fashion, and culture presented from the U.S.A., Europe, the Caribbean and beyond. This aspect of the book, especially as it relates to Trinidad, is a feast of discovery! Kudos to the author on the well researched and compelling love saga with the hopeful expectation of more to come!

Natalie Tanner

Steamy Romance and Thought-Provoking Topic

“I loved every minute reading this book – It was exciting ,intriguing and very inspirational. The love story was steamy- I could not put it down !! I recommend this eye opening love story. It’s not often a book can cover so much intrigue, sex and thought provoking ideas – I completely resonated with the speeches from Elizabeth and cannot wait for the next book in this sequel! .”

Amazon Customer

Loved It!

“Books need to “catch” me from the first pages, and this novel did exactly that! It’s a fast paced, intriguing, thrilling, sexy , fun book to read! I loved it and couldn’t wait to see what happed at the end. Also can’t wait to read to sequels!”


Can’t Put It Down

“I can’t wait for the sequel!!!!”


A Steamy Great Read

“Sacrifices For Kingdoms was a very detailed romance novel. The passion between Elizabeth and Michael is intense to say the least. I found this to be slow but a fast read at the same time. Patricia adds so much depth and detail in the characters creating a vivid scene. I needed to know what Elizabeths secret was and Patricia makes you want to keep turning the page. If you want an intriguing and very steamy book this one does not lack in steam.”


An Enveloping Story

“Hats off to Patricia D’Arcy Laughlin for crafting a tale that kept me flipping pages way past my bedtime. The plot was intricate, and woven with such finesse that I found myself lost in the book, whilst reading. The characters felt like old friends by the end, they were complex but relatable.

The writing style was descriptive and snappy, and it reminded me of some of my favorite classic novels but with a very passionate and modern twist.

Sacrifices For Kingdoms was a journey worth taking. It’s one of those books that lingers in your mind, popping up in your thoughts days after you’ve put it down, and I Would recommend it. But as always, dive in with an open mind and let the story take you where it will.”


Engaging Story

“I can safely say, that this is one of the most thrilling contemporary romances I have read so far. The tale has the essence of love, passion, and societal upheaval which kept me hooked. The best part of the book is its unbelievably believable characters.

Elizabeth is a strong character who speaks to lots of people. She talks about fairness and equality, and some people who don’t like that get angry with her. This makes her not very safe. Michael, who really cares about her, tries to make her stop, but she keeps going and shows how tough she is.

Then, some really bad people threaten to hurt Elizabeth and Michael, who will be king someday. The story gets even sadder when someone tries to kill them. This leads to some surprising secrets coming out and makes Elizabeth have to choose between the two places she loves. It’s a lot about how love can be really hard and what we’re willing to do for it.”

Soochi Sandhiya Kumari

A Well-Drafted Story

“It was a dreamy story whole bound with love, affair, prince-princess, dream, and passion. I picked it for its unique title as well as its beautiful cover page, and it came out to be an amazing pick, and I must admit, different from my usual pick.

With the impeccable storytelling by the author, you would definitely live the moments of falling in love, turning them into sweet romance followed by passion. The main characters, Elizabeth and Michael, are well drafted, and their plots are well chosen to keep them close to reality. Their incidents are capable of keeping the readers hooked and help flow with the storyline. The story is set against an entirely different background, which makes us more interested in reading and feeling the parts. Once you start the book, there is no turning back. You would enjoy each and every page, and their story would flow.”


Fun Read

“Sacrifices For Kingdoms is an extremely well-written book with a lot of depth. You discover a hidden treasure of emotions, history, and various experiences. The author has skillfully produced a modern romantic book that combines rich detail with great depth. It deftly weaves romance, history, and philosophy into a vibrant tapestry. Characters are well-developed and emerge from the page as lively, passionate individuals with their own secrets. The story is so immersive, it will help you forget about the world for a while. This novel is a magnificent amalgamation of love, conflict, history, and philosophy that serves as a feast for the mind. “Sacrifices For Kingdoms” is a thought-provoking, informative, and slightly sarcastic book that will stick with you long after the final pages. Highly recommend.”


Highly Recommended Contemporary Romance

“I really enjoyed the book!! I was hooked from the very first page! The book was well written. I didn’t see any typos or anything. It was a very enjoyable. The book was a perfect read for me because I love contemporary romances so much!”


You’ll Be Glued to the Page from the Start

“One word to sum this up: WOW. I am absolutely blown away. This isn’t a light read, it’s got a lot of nuance and depth to both the characters and story. Think romance meets suspense meets literary/women’s fiction. Laughlin does an amazing job of drawing the reader in with vivid descriptions and a captivating plot. This is far from boy meets girl meets compilation, with a much deeper theme running beneath the surface. I loved Elizabeth’s determination and fire to continue speaking out about what’s right even in the face of serious danger. I could totally understand Michael’s concern, but his own life is far from simple and complicated. The story moves along smoothly, and there’s enough tension and twists to keep you glued to the page. If this is an indication of what’s to come in this series, then I can’t wait to read more!”



“Okay, so diving into “Sacrifices For Kingdoms” was like opening a Pandora’s box of emotions, history, and a whirlwind of experiences. The author did a great job of writing a contemporary romance novel that’s as rich in detail as it is in depth. I mean, who knew you could blend romance, history, and philosophy into something that feelt so… alive?

The characters weren’t just names on a page. They’re living, breathing entities with their passions, and secrets, just like us. And the settings? Oh lordy, i felt like i was taking a trip around the world without leaving my comfy reading nook.

Now, I’ve got to admit, there were moments where I was like, “Whoa, that’s a bit steamy for my tea,” but hey, life’s spicy, right? This book is a melting pot! there’s love, there’s tension, there’s a sprinkle of history, and a dash of philosophy. It’s like a gourmet meal for the mind.

“Sacrifices For Kingdoms” was one of those reads that lingered. It’s provocative, it’s enlightening, and it’s a tad bit sassy. Would I recommend it? In the words of my grandma, “Does a bear poop in the woods?” Heck yes, I would.”

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“Once the shocks started coming I couldn’t put the book down. It starts out with a captivating romance between Royalty and commoner, then astonishes with not only detailed sex, but little known facts about patriarchal religions! One hell of a read!”

M. A.

“No book has ever inspired me like Sacrifices For Kingdoms! I want to get more out of life! Fall in love again, feel more passionate, travel, learn about other cultures, meet different people, have adventures…..That book has me fired up in every way!”


“Unusual confrontation situation for a ‘contemporary romance’ novel, good sex versus bad religions! I loved it! Guess who won in my book?!”


“Talk about ‘letting it all hang out’ Patricia D’Arcy Laughlin shows real courage to use her real name for this book! It not only arouses the physical with detailed sex, but arouses the emotions with facts about the damages done by patriarchal religions!”


“A thought provoking beautiful story with beautiful characters. A beautiful book in every way. In fact the cover is so beautiful, I bought a new copy and keep it displayed as a ‘Coffee Table Book!”


“Sacrifices For Kingdoms is extremely interesting. The author has a profound understanding of thoughts and emotions, psychology, you feel you know the characters. Unlike some others, the religious stuff didn’t bother me, I have two degrees and I’m well-traveled and I knew most of it already. I am impatiently awaiting the sequel.”

D. B.

“I stopped reading books years ago, the excuses were, ”no time, children, family, work, tired, etc.” But I read recently how reading stimulates the brain and helps to stave off senility/Alzheimer’s, so I bought what I was told was a “Hot book, in every way.” Well, Sacrifices For Kingdoms stimulated more than my brain, for which my husband is very grateful. But, the brain stimulation from the religious expose is what still haunts me.”


“How could people compare Sacrifices For Kingdoms to Fifty Shades Of Grey?! Granted, Sacrifices is extremely, delightfully, erotic, but the sex is romantic, not humiliating, and the story is loaded with factual, intellectual messages! It’s I00% better than 50!”


“This book is large, so I bought it to read in summer when I would be on vacation. But intrigued by what other friends had mentioned mysteriously, I took a peek that Tuesday night, could not put it down, was late for work three consecutive days, nearly got fired! But managed to appease my boss by giving him a copy, he had the same problem!”


“Wow! I just finished Sacrifices For Kingdoms! I grew up with Patricia D’Arcy Laughlin and I have to say, her parents must be turning over in their graves! Though they must also be proud, what an accomplishment! I can’t remember when last I enjoyed a book this much!”


“I am shocked! I have known Patricia for decades, always knew she was an intelligent LADY, with much courage, but had no idea how much ‘guts’ she had, to write this stunningly awesome book! My admiration has increased tenfold!”


“I don’t agree with people who compare Sacrifices For Kingdoms with Fifty Shades Of Grey. Though ‘Sacrifices’ is deliciously salacious, the sex is tasteful, not degrading, and, this book is INTELLIGENTLY written, never boring, and, educational!”


“Although I already read the book on Kindle, I went to get the actual book at a book-signing for my personal library, I loved it so much. Hearing 3 ‘Readings’ from it, I remembered how riveting it was, and decided I’ll have to read it again!”


“Sacrifices For Kingdoms really shook me up! Not just because of the fabulous detailed sex, but the amazing research Patricia D’Arcy Laughlin went into to be able to expose the origins and damages caused by patriarchal religions. You Go girl!”


“People who liked 50 Shades Of Grey are going to LOVE Sacrifices For Kingdoms: the sex is more fun, the story more exciting, spiked with controversy, and, WELL-WRITTEN! Laughlin should outsell James! What a great movie this book will make!”


“Love how D’Arcy Laughlin creatively combined a salacious love story with religion’s accountability. Sex and Controversy – This is a winner!”


“Fascinating, titillating! I greatly admire D’Arcy Laughlin’s talent and perseverance for taking her ideas and creating a lasting treasure.”


“Wise decision that this ‘virgin’ novelist used her full name, Sacrifices For Kingdoms is brilliant and a work she should be proud of.”


“Though published after Fifty Shades, it turns out Sacrifices For Kingdoms was written before and the author was still working on its sequel (Sacrifices Beyond Kingdoms), and I must say, the sex/lovemaking is more beguiling, the prose more beautiful and enjoyable, and, D’Arcy Laughlin’s characters do more things of more importance. More readers are going to love this one.”


“Sacrifices For Kingdoms is a story for all time. Written in the present, the author interweavingly takes you back to the past, jumps you into the future, but always makes you feel you are there. The supposedly fictional characters are enthralling and ‘real.’ This is a serious book. It’s going to be BIG!”


I had to convince two (narrow-minded) members of my twenty-person Book Club to read Sacrifices For Kingdoms because, although they were anxious to read the sex, they were reluctant about “the religious controversy.” When they finished it, they became fanatical converts, and (like the rest of us), are now encouraging everyone they meet to read it!


“Descriptions are riveting. I was there! I felt touched by the characters, I traveled with them, felt joy with them, hurt with them, made love with them! A spellbinding story!”


D’Arcy Laughlin makes you live with the characters, you feel their joy, their pain, their frustrations, their sense of adventure, their love, you KNOW them. The story mesmerizes.


Another intriguing question about Sacrifices For Kingdoms is, “Who makes the bigger sacrifice?” This story is captivating. I’m anxiously awaiting the sequel.


“Prepare to be shocked! Sacrifices For Kingdoms juxtaposes exceptional sex with an exposé on religion. A unique book. A great read. Timeless.”


“I love how she woos you with the romance of falling in love and then wallops you with intense passion, mystery, controversy, danger, and adventure!”


“This is a first. In her novel Sacrifices For Kingdoms, Laughlin is challenging readers to think about controversial issues while further exciting them with detailed sex. Interestingly, she pulls it off successfully with panache.”

J. M.

“You may start out thinking Sacrifices For Kingdoms is a woman’s love story but you couldn’t be more wrong. Both genders MUST read this book!”


“My buddy and I told our wives that we want them to grow their hair long, so they can do to us what Elizabeth did to Prince Michael with her hair! Apart from the beguiling sex, this book is seriously thought-provoking.”


“Travelling through their journey with Elizabeth and Prince Michael (and their other loves), inspires me to travel and experience other cultures. The education about Trinidad and the Caribbean was an eye-opener, and I’ve got to find that hair-raising road ‘somewhere in Europe,’ drive the one on the Amalfi Coast, and go back to New York in the spring!”