An Imperialist Love Story

Author: Amira Jarmakani
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479810657
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A curious figure stalks the pages of a distinct subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly called “desert romances.” Animalistic yet sensitive, dark and attractive, the desert prince or sheikh emanates manliness and raw, sexual power. In the years since September 11, 2001, the sheikh character has steadily risen in popularity in romance novels, even while depictions of Arab masculinity as backward and violent in nature have dominated the cultural landscape. An Imperialist Love Story contributes to the broader conversation about the legacy of orientalist representations of Arabs in Western popular culture. Combining close readings of novels, discursive analysis of blogs and forums, and interviews with authors, Jarmakani explores popular investments in the war on terror by examining the collisions between fantasy and reality in desert romances. Focusing on issues of security, freedom, and liberal multiculturalism, she foregrounds the role that desire plays in contemporary formations of U.S. imperialism. Drawing on transnational feminist theory and cultural studies, An Imperialist Love Story offers a radical reinterpretation of the war on terror, demonstrating romance to be a powerful framework for understanding how it works, and how it perseveres.

The Desert King s Virgin Bride

Author: Sharon Kendrick
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426801076
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As Sheikh of Kharastan, Malik has no time for distractions. But when Sorrel, an Englishwoman in his care, wants to explore the pleasures of the West, Malik decides he will be the one to teach her the ways of seduction! Malik wants Sorrel, but he will not dishonor her. Yet, as sheikh, he is expected to marry and his bride must be pure. Is the answer to make Sorrel his virgin queen?

The Sheikh Crowns His Virgin

Author: Lynne Graham
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 148804452X
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From innocent in distress… To convenient princess To escape her overprotective family, sweet-natured Zoe Mardas heads to the desert kingdom of Maraban for an adventure. But she’s kidnapped on arrival! Zoe is saved by mysterious and devastatingly handsome Raj—the nation’s exiled prince. The attraction between them is instant—and fiery like the desert sun! Yet her rescue comes with a price: to save them both from a political scandal, Zoe must become Raj’s virgin bride… Turn the page and step into the sheikh’s desert kingdom…

Desert Rogues Volume 1

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 9781489231055
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The Sheikh's Kidnapped Bride Swept away by the passionate Prince Khalil Khan, Dora Nelson reveled in her new fairy-tale life as princess of El Bahar. But once she learned that the love and affection Khalil had showered her with were a sham, she refused to bend to his will. For he'd tricked her, and she couldn't forgive him.... But she also couldn't stop loving him. More than anything else, Dora wanted a happy home and an adoring husband. Still, when Dora's feistiness met Khalil's arrogance, sparks flew. And unless. The Sheikh's Arranged Marriage For Prince Jamal was a legendary lover, an expert on erotic intrigue. Whatever would he see in serious-minded Heidi? Plenty! Up to his crown in gold-digging bubbleheads, Jamal is secretly enchanted with the sweet and studious virgin. So why was homespun Heidi donning silken disguises and posing as siren "Honey Martin" to seduce him? And how could Jamal hope to choose between a bold, brazen "mistress" and a bashful, blushing bride? The Sheikh's Secret Bride Malik Khan, Crown Prince of El Bahar, had been determined to possess Liana Archer from the moment that he saw her. Liana, dazed, breathless and mesmerised by desire, had quickly become Malik's royal bride. But should Liana trust the man who could give her anything -- everything -- but love?

Desert Sheikhs Mills Boon e Book Collections

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1408981033
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These hot-blooded, hard-hearted kings of the desert have chosen their queens! Claimed by the Desert Sheikh includes titles by Susan Mallery, Susan Stephens, Olivia Gates:

Six Sexy Sheikhs The Arabian Mistress The Sheikh s Convenient Virgin The Untamed Sheikh The Sheikh s Secret Son His Innocent Temptress The Sheikh Surgeon s Proposal

Author: Lynne Graham
Publisher: Harlequin Enterpises AU
ISBN: 148924560X
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The Arabian Mistress — Lynne Graham Begging for Prince Tariq Shazad ibn Zachir’s mercy was the last thing Faye wanted to do. She hadn’t seen Tariq since their wedding. But Faye’s brother was imprisoned and only Tariq could grant his freedom. She’d expected her meeting with Tariq to be tough, but his ultimatum took her breath away: become his mistress and her brother would be released! The Sheikh’s Convenient Virgin — Trish Morey Sheikh Tajik al Zayed bin Aman needs a convenient bride, so when he first sees Morgan Fielding an idea begins to form... Morgan doesn’t understand why Tajik is pursuing her — such a virile man could have any woman he desires. But once she arrives in Tajik’s desert kingdom, he announces he will take her as his wife — and bedding her is only the beginning! The Untamed Sheikh — Tessa Radley Prince Shafir al Dhahara would not let foreign beauty Megan Saxon steal away his cousin’s groom-to-be. Stopping her by seduction seemed the easiest plan. He’d simply make Megan fall in love with another man — him! The Sheikh’s Secret Son — Maggie Cox When Sheikh Zafir el-Kalil discovers that he is a father, he’ll do anything to secure his child — even marry the woman who betrayed him and kept their son a secret! Darcy Carrick is older and wiser now. Once her heart would have soared to hear Zafir call her his wife. Now it will take more than sweet seduction to win back her love... His Innocent Temptress — Kasey Michaels Eldest son Alex would never disgrace the revered Coleman name by seducing Hannah Clark. Yet when the spirited beauty turned the tables, he found her impossible to resist. But Alex’s destiny had been carved and his heart now faced the ultimate decision — the choice between love and duty. The Sheikh Surgeon’s Proposal — Olivia Gates Caught up in the frantic life of an emergency doctor, Jay Latimer is swept off her feet by her handsome boss, playboy surgeon Sheikh Malek Aal Hamdaan. Malek is entranced by Jay’s strength and beauty, but he is also heir to the throne and not free to marry for love. Malek knows he can offer Jay a passionate relationship — but he also knows that the only proposal she deserves is to become his wife.

In the Sheikh s Marriage Bed Mills Boon Modern

Author: Sarah Morgan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1472030877
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She'll pay the sheikh's price...in the marriage bed! Crown Prince Zakour-Al-Farisi is ruler of all he surveys, and the moment Emily Kingston steps into his Golden Palace, she too must do exactly as he commands!

The Sheik s Arranged Marriage

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426803060
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Man-shy American Heidi McKinley winces when the king himself insists she marry--and make heirs with--his sinfully sexy royal son! For Prince Jamal was a legendary lover, an expert on erotic intrigue. Whatever would he see in serious-minded Heidi? Plenty! Up to his crown in gold-digging bubbleheads, Jamal is secretly enchanted with the sweet and studious virgin. So why was homespun Heidi donning silken disguises and posing as siren "Honey Martin" to seduce him? And how could Jamal hope to choose between a bold, brazen "mistress" and a bashful, blushing bride?

Stille meine Sehnsucht Geliebter

Author: Sarah Morgan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3954461390
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Kaum landet das Flugzeug auf Sizilien, will Laurel nur noch eines: Wieder fort von dieser Insel, fort von den Erinnerungen - und fort von ihrem Noch-Ehemann Cristiano. Zwei Jahre ist es her, dass er sie einfach im Stich ließ, obwohl sie ihn so sehr brauchte! Trotzdem spürt sie sofort wieder die alles verzehrende Leidenschaft, als sie ihm gegenübersteht. Unter der glühenden Sonne Siziliens muss sich Laurel nicht nur der bitteren Vergangenheit stellen. Sie muss vor allem Cristiano widerstehen. Denn mit jedem Tag spürt sie mehr, dass nur er ihre tiefe Sehnsucht stillen kann ...