Indulge in the first ever collection of all four standalone romances in the Caught Up In Love series, with narration from Sebastian York, Andi Arndt, Joe Arden, Zachary Webber, Vanessa Edwin and Emma Wilder! The Pretending Plot I don't mean to just blurt it out. "Why, yes, I'm engaged!" But once I say it to a potential client, there's only one logical thing to do - cast the role of my fake fiancé. Easy enough. As a casting director, my job is to find the most talented players for every part, so I choose dreamy, edgy, sexy, sarcastic Reeve. And I sign him up for one week in the role of mine.... The Dating Proposal The seven years I invested in my ex left me with nothing but scorch marks from the way he peeled out and left me at the altar. I'm not looking to put my heart into a relationship any time soon. But getting back out there? That sounds like a helluva good idea to get my groove back. Then I bump into Chris... The Second Chance Plan I have a big plan for my career and it most certainly doesnt involve my ex. AKA my first love. It definitely doesnt entail working with him every day on a brand-new project for my jewelry line. And it absolutely doesnt include falling for the man all over again. The Private Rehearsal The first rule of directing is simple: Never fall for your leading lady. The second? Dont let it get to you when she stage kisses another man. Looks like Ive already broken both...
©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Little Dog Press
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carly Phillips comes a new story in her Sexy series
Learning curves have never been so off-limits. Professor Shane Warden is on the verge of getting tenure. He never thought he'd see the day, after a false accusation from a student years ago that nearly destroyed his career, and decimated his ability to trust. But the moment he walks into class and lays eyes on the seductive blonde with legs that go on forever and lips he immediately wants to kiss, he knows hes in trouble. This time for real. Single mom Amber Davis is finally living her dream of going back to college. In the ten years since she dropped out to have a baby - and recover from his father's death - it's been the goal that always felt just out of reach. Until now. But one look at her hot, sexy professor, and Amber is head over heels in lust. It doesnt take long before their attraction blazes out of control. Neither of them can afford a forbidden affair. Yet it's the one thing they are powerless to stop. It will only take one hint of a rumor to destroy everything theyve worked so hard to achieve . . . and in this case the rumors are true. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
©2020 by Carly Phillips (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Foreword © 2014 by M. J. Rose.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new story in her Chaos series... You know you cant keep a good brother down. The Chaos Motorcycle Club has won its war. But not every brother rode into the sunset with his woman on the back of his bike. Chaos returns with the story of Dutch Black, a man whose father was the moral compass of the Club, until he was murdered. And the man who raised Dutch protected the Club at all costs. That combination is the man Dutch is intent on becoming. Its also the man that Dutch is going to go all out to give to his woman. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
©2020 Kristen Ashley. Foreword © 2014 by M. J. Rose. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A tantalizing collection of the first three books in the Gift Series, performed by Elena Wolfe and Teddy Hamilton... The Engagement Gift Some things are better left unsaid. Besides, I don't need to act on every wild thought that flits through my imagination, not when my fiancé and I have the kind of life I've always longed for - passionate, intimate and oh so real. I cant risk losing him, so I focus on building our life together as a couple. But the more insistent my thoughts become, the closer I get to telling him what I want most... The Virgin Gift I might still carry my V-card, but I know exactly what I want in a man. Smart, charming and oh-so-skilled. Too bad I haven't found him yet. But maybe he's found me. Because when my charming, laid-back, next-door neighbor discovers a secret list I keep, he volunteers to work through every single item on it. Including the last one - at the end, we walk away and stay friends. I say yes to his offer, and that's when I discover another side to him. A side I adore. A side I crave. He's commanding, intense, and everything I've ever wanted. But as we check things off one by one, I find myself breaking the most important rule of all. And I have no idea what it will do to my heart. The Decadent Gift The rules of the game were simple. One weekend. We play our roles. Actually, we play lots of roles. I get the info I need for a secret work project. We go back to how we were. Thats what I proposed to handsome, clever, commanding Jake. Thats what he said yes to - this decadent gift of a weekend that would get me out of trouble. But thats not what happened when our nights together in Vegas ended...
©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Lauren Blakely Books
From best-selling author Lexy Timms comes a motorcycle club romance that'll make you want to buy a Harley and fall in love all over again. Book 1 Emily Rose Dougherty is a good Catholic girl who managed to get herself into a heap of trouble with the law because an ex-boyfriend decided to make things difficult. Luke "Spade" Wade owns a motorcycle repair shop and is the road captain for Hades' Spawn MC. He's shocked when he reads in the paper that his high school flame has been arrested. She's always been the one he couldn't forget. Will destiny let them find each other again? Or is what happens in the past best left for the history books? Book 2 Emily fell in love only once, in high school, with a boy her parents didn't approve of. She saw through the tough-guy façade, his leather jacket and motorcycle. She gave her heart to him. An accident on Luke's motorcycle brought things to a screeching halt when her parents forbade her to see him again. Neither forgot about the other. Fast forward 10 years.... When Luke reconnects with his high school love, things seem to be falling into place. When dirty dealings within Hades' Spawn, problems created by Emily's ex-boyfriend, and secrets from Luke's past threaten to blow Luke's life and his relationship with Emily apart, it feels like everything is spiraling out of control. Can Luke and Emily find a way to conquer the obstacles to their love, or will they be each other's one that got away? Book 3 Luke and Hades' Spawn are hip deep in problems between the vicious Rojos one percenter motorcycle club and their associated street gang, the Hombres. When Luke's employee and best friend, Gibs, is slain in a brutal shootout, dark secrets from Luke's past claim him. He finds he has to make a deal with the devil just to keep Emily and his club safe. However, to keep Emily out of danger he must also to turn his back on her. Emily has lost her car and her job and had to seek an order of protection against her ex. In the face of her family's disapproval, she's determined not to lose Luke, too. But will Luke's heartless rejection drive her away? Or will she keep the faith and hope Luke finds his way back to her before her own secret causes her to do the unthinkable? Book 4 Events take a dangerous turn when Luke's uncle, Mexican drug lord Raymondo Icherra, shows up and stirs up trouble. Emily's pregancy turns high risk, with her fainting and having continuous high blood pressure. While Luke deals with a problem with Hades' Spawn, Emily is kidnapped by persons unknown. As Luke searches frantically for Emily, he learns the truth about his past and his parents' murder.
©2016 Wanita May (P)2016 Wanita May
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new story in her Chaos series... When he was sixteen years old, Jagger Black laid eyes on the girl who was his. At a cemetery. During her mothers funeral. For years, their lives cross, they feel the pull of their connection, but then they go their separate ways. But when Jagger sees that girl chasing someone down the street, he doesnt think twice before he wades right in. And when he gets a full-on dose of the woman shes become, he knows he finally has to decide if hes all in or if its time to cut her loose. Shes ready to be cut loose. But Jagger is all in. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
©2021 Kristen Ashley. Foreword © 2014 by M. J. Rose. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A longing look across the room. A forbidden touch in the dark. A love that hurts...in the best way. From best-selling author Kandi Steiner comes an angsty collection of three gut-wrenching, heart-stopping romances that will have you on the edge of your seat from the first hitched breath until the very last kiss. For those who like a little pain with their hearts and flowers.... Included in the collection: Weightless Young Natalie finds self-love and romance with her personal trainer, along with a slew of secrets that tie them together in ways she never thought possible. A Love Letter to Whiskey An achingly poignant roller-coaster romance between two lovers fighting the curse of bad timing. Make Me Hate You Jasmine has been avoiding her best friends brother for years. But when theyre forced to be in the same house for a wedding, she remembers just how thin the line is between love and hate.
©2016, 2020 Kandi Steiner (P)2020 Kandi Steiner
Rook and Ronin Omnibus contains the books Tragic, Manic, and Panic and features a runaway girl who falls into a million-dollar dream of cherry trees and rooftop swings. A bad boy with a sketchy history of breaking pretty girls. And a job called Tragic that might ruin everything. Tragic Shes on the run from a horrible past. Hes got an offer of a lifetime. Ronin Rook Walsh appeared out of nowhere like a dark angel sent to steal my soul. And I could just tell that she was broken, and beaten, and scared. So I made her an offer of a lifetime. She needed a job and I needed a certain "type" of girl for a modeling contract worth millions of dollars called Tragic. I was warned to keep my hands to myself. I was warned not to get involved. I was warned not to ruin her. (The way I ruined the last one.) But I dont take orders - I give them. Rook Ronin Flynn appeared out of nowhere like a bright light in my heavy darkness. And when he offered me a job, and money, and a fantasy rooftop apartment, I wanted to believe that he was good, and fair, and honest. But Id been tricked by a pretty face before. Id fallen for the knight once - and lost everything. This was my chance to start over. This was my chance to escape and be free. And this was my chance to do it all by myself. I dont need a knight. I dont want to be saved. But sometimes you find yourself trapped inside the fairy tale, and no matter how hard you try, nothing you do can stop the train wreck coming.
©2014 JA Huss (P)2020 JA Huss
Two classic stories of finding love where you least expect it! Marriage Wanted As far as Nash Davenport's concerned, marriage isn't shelter from the storm - it is the storm. He's a divorce attorney, himself divorced, who believes no married couple can live up to their wedding vows. Savannah Charles, however, believes in the value - and the values - of marriage. She's a wedding planner who finds herself saying yes when Nash unexpectedly proposes. Even though it's strictly a business proposal.... My Hero Would-be romance writer Bailey York has already failed twice at love. She thinks men are wonderful to read and write about, but that's it. Which is probably why she has such difficulty creating a hero for her novel. What she needs is a real-life example. She finds one in Parker Davidson - he's everything a hero should be. Compellingly attractive. Forceful and determined, yet capable of tenderness. A man of substance. Parker is perfect as Bailey's inspiration - but he wants to be the hero in her life, not just in her book!
©2018 Harlequin Books, S.A. (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
RITA Award Winner, Best Romance of 1995 When the harsh storms of winter descend upon western Ireland, the locals stay indoors - and visitors stay away. Brianna Concannon's bed-and-breakfast becomes a cold and empty place. And that's fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window. This year, though, she's expecting an unusual guest: mystery writer Grayson Thane, from America. A restless wanderer with a dark past, he plans to spend the cold winter alone. Yet sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Sometimes a fire can be born in ice...
©2007 Nora Roberts (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
Indulge in four best-selling stand-alone romances from number one New York Times best seller Lauren Blakely in the One Love Collection! Performed by Sebastian York, Andi Arndt, and Zachary Webber! The Sexy One Let me count the ways why falling into forbidden love is not my wisest move.... She works with me every single day. Did I mention she's gorgeous, sweet, kind, and smart? She works in my home. Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means... She's the nanny. And that makes her completely off-limits.... But it doesnt stop me from wanting her. All of her. The Hot One At first glance, stripping naked at my ex-girlfriend's place of work might not seem like the brightest way to win her heart again. But trust me on this count - she always liked me best without any clothes on. And sometimes you have to play to your strengths when you're fighting an uphill battle. As a lawyer, I know how to fight, and I'm prepared to fight hard for her. Because sometimes you need a second chance at first love. The Knocked up Plan There are three little words most guys dont want to hear on the first date. Not those.... I mean these...knock me up. This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and its not true love. Its a bun in the oven, and Im not afraid to hit up my s-e-x-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty, and charming - and hes also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me. I wont fall for him, he wont fall for me, and theres no way baby will make three. Right? Come as You Are I couldnt have scripted a more perfect night. For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, Im not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine - multimillionaire. But whos counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I've ever met, who happens to like dancing.
©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Lauren Blakely Books
Ryder Rodgers had a plan. He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walksed in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell. Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego. When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who met his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And, no doubt, still brilliant. The fact that she was gorgeous and bright wouldn't distract him. This time Ryder was determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper could help it.
©2017 K. Bromberg (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Four sweet, clean, and wholesome billionaire romance stories in one bundle. These billionaires fall in love in the small towns they come from or the small towns they adopt as their own. When the billionaire meets his soul mate, a small town becomes a magical place to fall in love. The stories included in this complete series collection are: The Billionaire's High School Reunion Blake Murphy wants redemption. More than that, he wants a second chance. He'd been avoiding his hometown - and Trista Kennedy - since the day he left for college. His high school reunion was coming up, and he couldn't hide from the past any longer. Trista had moved on from Blake...until she saw him when he came home for their high school reunion. He was handsome, rich, and easygoing. So much had happened in a decade. Blake's old flame - the one who'd come after he'd broken Trista's heart - was ready to scoop him up again. Trista couldn't even think about competing with her. But she felt something. Yearning. The Aimless Billionaire Brandon Phillips is sick of his shallow existence. Sure, he has money, and plenty of it, but that's part of the problem. How can he know that people like him for who he really is? Deciding to wander aimlessly where nobody knows him, he's hoping to find out what kind of man he really is. Jessie White loves music, and it's now her job. As a blogger, she was often struggling to make ends meet, but after landing a permanent magazine gig, things were looking up. She'd saved every penny to go to the music festival in a small town a few hours away, and she was going to make the most of it. Her interview with an up-and-coming singer was going to really put her on the map. When Brandon and Jessie bump into each other the night before the music festival starts, neither has any idea how their lives are going to change. The Billionaire's Charity Date Jessica Collins is content as a high school English teacher. She knows there's more outside the small town of Pinevale, Georgia, but she's not unhappy with her life. After a bad breakup, she's giving dating a rest hoping her heart will heal, and she's getting there. Until she gets roped into a bachelor auction for charity, that is.... The Beach Bum Billionaire Jake Turner needed a change of scenery. The Gulf Coast of Alabama would be a drastic change from the hustle of the technology hub in California. Surely the beach would help him clear his mind so he could finish the project that was his billion-dollar company's next new thing. Gillian Payne was haunted by the past. Failures and should-have-dones were all around her. Running the beach bed-and-breakfast she inherited from her mother was harder than she'd realized it would be. Crisis after crisis kept her busy and worried.
©2019 Sweet River Publishing (P)2020 Sweet River Publishing
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author K. Bromberg comes a new story in her Everyday Heroes series.... Control is something Desi Whitman abhors. Why live life in black and white perfection when you can messily color outside the lines? But when she comes face-to-face with SWAT Officer Reznor Mayne, hes about to show her just how good control can feel.
©2018 JKB Publishing, LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From USA Today best-selling author Laura Lee comes three sexy enemies-to-lovers stories about arrogant, bossy billionaires and the feisty women in their lives. Public Relations It can't get much worse than finding your fiancé banging his secretary over the back of your couch, right? Wrong. Try discovering your unforgettable, dirty-talking, arrogant as f*ck one-night stand is your new boss. The same man that you hate with a fiery passion, but your traitorous body refuses to read the memo. I'll admit, Liam Maxwell's cockiness is not unwarranted - in the bedroom or the boardroom - but I'm a professional. I refuse to let an inconvenient attraction affect my career. I'll just have to do what I do best: manage the situation objectively. Why do I get the feeling that's going to be much easier said than done? Sweet Temptations Forget about those other celebrity chefs. Or, as I like to call them... Amateurs. Nobody can perfect a pastry like yours truly. People come from all over the world to taste my delectable treats. Women practically throw themselves at me, begging for a chance to suck the cream out of my éclair. I'm handsome, I'm wealthy, and I'm talented. All in all, life is pretty sweet. At least, it was...until a beautiful Latina walked into my life and lit my whole damn world on fire. They say all is fair in love and war. Well, Gabriela Martinez may not know it yet, but she and I are definitely at war. Billionaire Bosshole bosshole ('b?s - 'hol) - noun A person who turns into a massive jerk 10 seconds after being made supervisor. An employer completely devoid of empathy or concern for anyone else. A manager with whom you often disagree. Also see: jerk boss, a$$hole, egomaniac Do you know the one thing you should never do at work? Your boss. Sadly, following that particular piece of advice is much easier said than done. Ronan Maxwell is hands-down the sexiest man I've ever met. He's also the pushiest, most demanding, and most arrogant S.O.B. on the planet. And even though I can't stand him, I never stop wondering how his ridiculously pretty mouth would feel against my skin. Or whether or not that bulge in his pants is as impressive as it seems. For two years, I had it under control. But then, one late night, all that changed. Now that I know firsthand how electrifying his touch can be, I want him more than ever. And the longer we continue this twisted relationship, the softer my heart gets. I have no idea what the future holds, but one thing I know for sure - this man has the power to break my heart. And that's one thing I can never let happen. Note: Public Relations and Sweet Temptations are novellas. Billionaire Bosshole is a full-length novel. Each installment can be listened to as a stand-alone.
©2019, 2020 Laura Lee (P)2020 Laura Lee
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series... Charlotte Lottie McAlister is in the zone. Shes ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesnt have a man, shell do what shes done all along. Shell take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family. The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard. Enter Mo Morrison. Enormous. Scary. Quiet. Mo doesnt say much, and Lotties used to getting attention. And she wants Mos attention. Badly. But Mo has a strict rule. If hes guarding your body, thats all hes doing with it. However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons hes got in his head that just wont die. But in the end, Lottie and Mo dont only have to find some way to keep hands off until the threat is over, they have to negotiate the overprotective Hot Bunch, Lotties crazy stepdad, Tex, Mos crew of frat-boy commandos, not to mention his nutty sisters. All before Lottie finally gets her Dream Man. And Mo can lay claim to his Dream Girl.
©2019 Kristen Ashley (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
BOOK THREE OF THE GALLAGHERS OF ARDMORE TRILOGY Walk with #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts in the shadow of an ancient tower and hear a story of dreams fulfilled and wishes come true... Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend...and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away - into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny... A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theater - and to uncover the secrets hidden in his familys past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy Gallagher tempts him like no woman ever has. Shes gorgeous and intelligent, and she knows what she wants - and hes more than willing to give it to her. But as their mutual attraction flares into passion, they look into their hearts - and find out what happens when you truly believe. Don't miss the other books in the Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy Jewels of the Sun Tears of the Moon
©2005 Nora Roberts (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
From New York Times best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen's Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan - one of Denver's most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground's most feared crime bosses - into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.
©2017 Kristen Ashley (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series.... Despite everything I have suffered, I never truly understood darkness until my family was in danger. Those desperate hours came close to breaking both Damien and me, but together we found the strength to survive and hold our family together. Even so, my wounds are deep, and wispy shadows still linger. But Damien is my rock. My hero against the dark and violence. And when dark memories threaten to consume me, he whisks me away, knowing that in order to conquer my fears, he must take control. Demand my submission. Claim me completely. Because if I am going to find my center again, I must hold tight to Damien and draw deep from the wellspring of our shared passion.
©2019 Julie Kenner (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Maggie knows Thomas is hiding something about her parents' murder, but what happens when her heart gets in the way? Maggie Culver doesn't trust anyone. This pediatric nurse floats from man to man taking no more than the physical release she needs. Finding out who killed her parents when she was an infant is her obsession. No one will stand in her way to find the truth. An anonymous letter sends her flying back to her hometown with a new lead. Enter Thomas Ramsey, the small town criminal defense attorney who is haunted by his own ghosts. His own love life has been limited to a handful of women who couldn't seem to cope with his dangerous clients. Maggie finds herself irresistibly drawn to the man who is supposed to be helping her. Can she manage to keep business and pleasure separated when her body aches each time she's near him?
©2020 Wild Hearts Romance (P)2021 Wild Hearts Romance
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Chaos series
Rosalie Holloway put it all on the line for the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Informing to Chaos on their rival club - her mans club, Bounty - Rosalie knows the stakes. And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out shes betrayed him and he delivers her to his brothers to mete out their form of justice. But really, Rosie has long been denying that, as she drifted away from her Bounty, shes been falling in love with Everett Snapper Kavanagh, a Chaos brother. Snap is the biker-boy-next door with the snowy blue eyes, quiet confidence and sweet disposition who was supposed to keep her safe
and fell down on that job. For Snapper, its always been Rosalie, from the first time he saw her at the Chaos Compound. Hes just been waiting for a clear shot. But he didnt want to get it after his Rosie was left bleeding, beat down, and broken by Bounty on a cement warehouse floor. With Rosalie a casualty of an ongoing war, Snapper has to guide her to trust him, take a shot with him, build a them
And fold his woman firmly in the family that is Chaos.
©2018 Kristen Ashley (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Open your heart to the holidays with these stories of unexpected love.... "A Baby for Christmas" by Lisa Jackson The uneventful Christmas Annie McFarlane expected is suddenly anything but. First, there's the adorable baby left on the snowy doorstep of her Oregon cabin. Second, there's the extremely attractive, yet extremely angry, man claiming to be the father. Liam O'Shaughnessy may be intimidating, but this is one precious gift Annie isn't giving up so easily.... "What the Cowboy Wants for Christmas" by Maisey Yates When Meg O'Neill's longtime boyfriend lets her down, again, on Christmas no less, she braves an Oregon blizzard to get to her best friend Noah's comforting arms. But this time Noah's not telling her what she wants to hear - he's telling her the truth, from his heart. And his words just might be the gift Meg's been wishing for all along. "Snowed In" by Stacy Finz Rachel Johnson has found the perfect spot for her second Tart Me Up bakery in Glory Junction, California. Except she's in fierce competition with hunky bar owner Boden Farmer. Worse, while the icy rivals await the city's decision, they end up catering the same Christmas Eve mountaintop wedding - and getting snowed in. But sometimes a loss of electricity generates a different kind of heat.... "A Cowboy Wedding for Christmas" by Nicole Helm Big city art teacher Lindsay Tyler isn't just back home in Colorado for her brother's wedding at the Barton Christmas Tree Farm and Ranch. She's back for good. She just hasn't told anyone yet - including Cal Barton, the ex-boyfriend she left behind. Will it take a Christmas miracle for him to welcome her back with open arms?....
©2018 Kensington Publishing Corporation; What the Baby Wants for Christmas © copyright 2018 by Maisey Yates; Snowed In © copyright 2018 by Stacy Finz; A Cowboy Wedding for Christmas © copyright 2018 by Nicole Helm; A Baby for Christmas © copyright 1997 by Lisa Jackson (P)2018 Recorded Books
New York Times best-selling author Kaylea Cross dives into Liliana Hart's MacKenzie family with Never Surrender. As the Bagram crew assembles at a guest ranch in Montana to celebrate the wedding of two of its own, everyone expects a fun weeklong vacation enjoying some much-needed downtime together. But in the picturesque foothills bordering the ranch, a hidden danger lurks. When the guys stumble upon evidence of a domestic terrorist cell during the bachelor party, it puts everyone directly in the crosshairs of a lethal enemy determined to remain unseen, unleashing a wave of danger every bit as deadly as what they faced overseas. Then a shocking revelation from the past comes to light, and it may be the key to winning the fight. Now they must come together as a team to eliminate the threat before they wind up gathered for a funeral instead of a wedding.
©2017 Kaylea Cross (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
For the first time, enjoy the whole Riley Brothers series in one collection. If youve never met the Riley Brothers, it's time to dive in! The six novels included in this collection are: Buzz, Clang, Swish, Crunch, Slam, and Grind. There are two bonus short stories ("Boo" and "Jingle") that catch up with the guys four years later. Buzz Hes nothing like me...and Im falling head over heels. Former hockey player Cameron Riley is back in his hometown and working as a beekeeper. Hes not supposed to get excited...which is impossible around his new bosss art curator nephew, Noah. But the last thing Cam wants is to scare him off with his semi-famous status or the heart condition that ended that career and his last relationship. When the past catches up with him, can he make the right choice? And will Noah forgive him for it, and trust in their future together? Clang You'll never be alone again. When blacksmith Jackson Riley asks his friend Chase for help with his dating profile, his friendship stirs into more. Jackson wants a family tattoo, which Chase's skilled hands can deliver. But when Chase asks him to forge a sword, Jackson worries: What could he need protection from? Swish I wouldnt be caught dead kissing you. Bank teller Thomas Riley has depths hes never shared...including the fact that his hunky ex, Alex, wants to see him again. Just three little problems: they broke up on bad terms, Thomas isnt out to his brothers, and Alex nearly screwed up both of his brothers lives very recently. Can reigniting an old flame ever work? Crunch I listened to you, years too late. Tattoo artist Floyd Turner's faith in justice was destroyed as a rookie cop. After a rough few years, he now runs a tattoo shop downtown. His high school reunion is coming up, and he's dateless, aching for something more. His family is chasing him for a debt long since paid. And then his former patrol partner walks in. Slam I dont want to be the poster boy. Hockey player Kevin Shaw, fresh out of university with a year to prove himself, doesnt need any distractions...like coming out. But he can't say no when he's asked to train with a gorgeous friend of a friend. Life would be simpler if he could just train hard, get his big break, and squash the inconvenient torch he's carrying for Matty. Grind "Strictly business" is hard around you. James is in trouble. His family turned their back on him after he transitioned, and hes paying the price of starting his new life alone. Buried in debt, he starts a business with hunky carpenter Ryan and hopes that they succeed. The one thing he can't afford is a distraction. But what if Ryan is the only one to see past it all and love him inside and out? Enjoy these two short stories set in the Riley Brothers world, four years later! Boo Catch up on Cam and Noahs life as they celebrate their first Halloween with their twin toddlers, Charlotte and Harper. When Noah calls dibs on the queen bee costume, and Cam says hell be his honey, what exactly do they mean? Boo is currently available only in this collection. Jingle The whole crowd is here for Christmas lunch, but who will fess up to hiring a Santa stripper to crash the party? Jingle is exclusive to this collection and has never been made available anywhere before. Each book can be listened to on its own and promises a happily-ever-after ending, but youll enjoy them more as part of the whole series. A low-angst series filled with brotherly banter and small-town smiles. Buy and enjoy!
©2019 E. Davies (P)2019 E. Davies
I came to Hawaii to get away from life, but the moment I meet Evan Ashford, I think I landed right where I was always meant to be. Despite vowing never to fall for the cocky playboy, he makes me weak in the knees, so I throw caution to the wind. Our chemistry is unquestionable, our emotions irrational, and our love undeniable. He gives me his heart and his hard truths, and in return, I give him everything. When family interferes and loyalty is questioned, life tears us apart. Can our love bring us back together? Hold on to your heart, because Evan Ashford is about to steal it. Escape to paradise with this alpha playboy in the Playboy in Paradise Trilogy, an emotional, contemporary and new adult romance.
©2019 S. L. Scott (P)2019 S. L. Scott
Sadie Jennings was used to being protected. As the niece of Sean Taggart, and the receptionist at McKay-Taggart Group, she was constantly surrounded by Alpha men more than capable, and willing, to lay down their life for her. But when she visits her friend in San Antonio, and acts on suspicious activity at Milena's workplace, Sadie puts both of them in the crosshairs of a madman. After several harrowing weeks, her friend is now safe, but for Sadie, the repercussions of her rash act linger on. Chase Jackson, no stranger to dangerous situations as a captain in the US Army, has volunteered himself as Sadie's bodyguard. He fell head over heels for the beautiful woman the first time he laid eyes on her. With a Delta Force team at his back, he reassures the Taggarts that Sadie will be safe. But when the situation in San Antonio catches up with her, Chase has to use everything he's learned over his career to keep his promise...and to keep Sadie alive long enough to officially make her his.
©2018 Susan Stoker (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
My life couldnt get any more ridiculous.
A few days ago, my sons teacher wanted to berate me on my parenting style. I politely told her to f--k off, in so many words. And now? Shes sitting across the table from me at my first blind date in years.
You cant make this s--t up.
Nothing has been easy since my wife left me and Hunter years ago. And yet, we persevered. Hes my whole world, and the last thing I have time for is a woman.
But this beautiful teacher disagrees. She wants to help me find the right girl for me and my boy. My best friend agrees. Its time.
To shut everyone up, I go along with it. How bad can this get?
The right woman has been under my nose the whole time. And without realizing it, Ive fallen deeply in love with her. I can only hope shell stop her silly search and accept my offer.
©2018 Ali Parker (P)2019 Ali Parker
A ruthless billionaire determined to get revenge. A woman with more to lose than her virginity. And a sensual game that will break them both. Gabriel Miller has thirty days to do anything he wants with her body. He can enjoy every inch of her, but he can never let himself fall for her. No matter how sweetly she surrenders. Note: The Pawn & The Knight contains two USA Today best sellers in the scorching hot Endgame series.
©Skye Warren Skye Warren (P)2019 Skye Warren
Emily Young had two goals in her life: 1. Make it big in country music. 2. Get the hell out of Bell Buckle. She was doing it. She was on her way, until Cooper Townsend landed backstage at her show in Dallas. This gorgeous, rugged, man of few words was one cowboy she couldnt afford to let distract her. But with his slow smile and rough hands, she just couldnt keep away. With outside forces conspiring against them, Cooper hires the McKay-Taggart team to protect her. Emily refuses to let Cooper get hurt because of her. All she wants is to hold onto him, but she knows the right thing to do is to let go....
©2018 Corinne Michaels (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series.... When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare. As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoiled brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing hes ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with whats in his pants. Unfortunately, its not so easy to make his heart fall into line. Marthas had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, hes not even remotely her type. So why the hell cant she get him out of her mind? Theres more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe its time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.
©2018 Kylie Scott (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Jill Shalvis comes a new story in her Heartbreaker Bay series.... When the one you want.... Daisy doesnt believe love is ever-lasting, so its ironic as hell that she parlayed a business degree into a wedding planning business. More ironic still is her latest job bringing her back into contact with the man whod taught her that love cant last. Is the one you cant have.... To say Diego has been taught the hard way to bury emotions is an understatement. But when hes called home to help the brother he hasnt seen or spoken to in years, thats one thing. Its another entirely to also come face to face with the first woman he ever loved. First and only.... Can love conquer all? Daisys learned to depend only on herself, and Diego is and always has been an island of one. And yet when theyre together, even when theyre bickering, still wary and haunted by memories of what was...its magic. The question is, how to find their way back to each other...? **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
©2019 Jill Shalvis (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Joanna Wylde comes a new story in her Reapers MC series.... Peaches Taylor spent the last seven years slinging drinks and dodging drunks at the Starkwood Saloon. Some might call it a dead-end job, but to her it was an investment - another six months, and shed have enough money to buy the place. Life would've been perfect if Eli hadnt come home. Eli King is ready to settle down. He stood by his brothers when they needed him, paying the price for their freedom with his own. Now its time to claim his reward - the Starkwood Saloon. Hes got the cash to buy the bar, the skills to run it, and just one person standing between him and his dream: Peaches Taylor. Shes been driving him crazy since they were kids, and not in the good way. When she was six, she shoved a spider down his pants. When he was ten, he locked her in a closet overnight. Then she hot-wired his car at 17, and things got ugly.... Theyre adults now, and the Starkwood isnt a toy to fight over - its the hill theyll die on. No prisoners. No compromises. No mercy. Peaches Taylor and Eli King are going to war.
©2019 Joanna Wylde (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Star quarterback Marcus Kingston lives and breathes football. He's trusted his abilities and instincts to get him this far, but an injury last season nearly ended his career. When his coaches want him to wear biofeedback technology to analyze his game, Marcus can either agree to participate, or be benched -- permanently. Clare Wynifred, the scientist behind the project knows nothing about sports, and she quickly gets under his skin. She never imagined her wearable tech being used to improve someone's game, but its success with the team could get her a military contract. Clare may be too late to save her brother, but her technology could save the lives of countless soldiers. She just has to make it work with the stubborn quarterback.
©2017 Relay Publishing (P)2017 Relay Publishing
Fall in love with a rock star! These sexy band mates and brothers have it all - heart, rhythm, soul, and are all out sexy. This compilation includes four full stand-alone novels containing favorite themes: surprise single dad, second chance romance, love at first sight, and best friend's little sister all wrapped up in a delicious rock star package. You will fall in love with the Crow Brothers - Jet, Tulsa, Rivers, Ridge - and the women that melt their alpha hearts. Written with emotion, you will smile, swoon, and you might even cry from the decadent journey as you rise to fame with these bad boys. Which musician will you meet first in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author S. L. Scott's best-selling series, The Crow Brothers?
©2018 S. L. Scott (P)2020 S. L. Scott
This audiobook bundle includes all three titles from The New York Dares series. Dare to Surrender After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to the police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by Gabriel Dare, a man she's long been attracted to. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom - along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything is possible. Though Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows he must instead help bring out the independence she yearns for - or risk losing her for good. Can Isabelle surrender to his erotic demands without losing her sense of self once more? Dare to Submit Decklan Dare gets everything he wants, and he wants Amanda Collins. Which is perfect, since Amanda wants him - especially his no-strings-attached approach to sex. Emotions are overrated, but the sex isn't. They both know it and both desire it. But as their connection deepens, Decklan, a man who's used to being in charge, finds that Amanda can't be controlled. But she has her reasons. She just might be hiding something - something that won't let her dare to get too close. Dare to Seduce Alpha billionaire businessman Max Savage has had a thing for Lucy Dare for as long as he can remember, but he values his long-standing friendship with her brothers too much to cross the line. But when Lucy shows up at a party on the arm of another man, Max doesn't like the changes he sees in her and vows to make her his own. It's now or never. He'll dare to seduce her - no matter what the consequences.
©2014 Karen Drogin (P)2018 CP Publishing LLC
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Tessa Bailey comes a new story in her Made in Jersey series.... God help the woman I take home tonight. Band manager James Brandon never expected to find the elusive satisfaction he'd been chasing, let alone stumble upon it in some sleazy Hollywood meat market. Yet the girl's quiet pride spoke to him from across the bar, louder than a shout. Troubled, hungry, and homeless, she'd placed her trust in him. But after losing the grip on his dark desires that one fateful night, James has spent the last four years atoning for letting her down. This time I'll finally crack him. Rock band drummer Lita Regina has had enough of James' guilt. She wants the explosive man she met that night in Hollywood. The man who held nothing back and took no prisoners - save Lita. And she'll stop at nothing to revive him. Even if it means throwing herself into peril at every turn, just to get a reaction from her stoic manager. But when Lita takes her quest one step too far, James disappears from her life, thinking his absence will keep her safe. Now it's up to Lita to bring James back...and ignite an inferno of passion in the process. Listener Advisory: Rough Rhythm contains fantasies of nonconsensual sex acted upon by consenting characters. Readers with sensitivity to portrayals of nonconsensual sex should be advised. Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a stand-alone story. For new listeners it's an introduction to an author's world. And for fans it's a bonus book in the author's series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2016 Tessa Bailey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Bridget Taylor just launched her new romance series! The Ink Romance Series is now out! This is Book 4 of the Series - Ink Trusts. Leslie was slowly healing from her fear that Chase was lurking in the shadows. Nightmares and panic attacks would have eaten her alive if it wasnt for Kane. He was being the friend she needed, but not the lover she wanted. She wanted Kane to replace the tainted touches Chase left behind, but Kane wanted to earn her trust by being what she needed not what she wanted. After life slows down, it would only make since for something else to wreck in their lives. When Kane realizes he had a brother from his Dads affair, his whole world turned upside down. He finally felt as if he wasnt alone anymore, and he swore to himself he was going to do everything he could to protect what was his. When a threat from his brothers past makes itself known, can Kane live up to his promise to protect? Or will his effort to earn Leslies and Evans trust break?
©2018 Bridget Taylor (P)2019 Bridget Taylor
Available for the first time as an MMF romance collection: the first three books in the Sizzle TV series! This set contains the following audiobooks: Sizzle: She works for him. He lives with me. I want them both. Smoke: three lovers. A second chance. One little white lie. Sear: enemies. Ex-lovers. Two fake relationships. What could go wrong?
©2020 Whitley Green (P)2020 Whitley Green
USA Today best-selling Men of Inked: Southside - books 1 and 2. Maneuver This isn't how fairy tales typically starts, but it's where mine begins.... No money, no phone, and abandoned on the streets of Chicago. With my baby in my arms, I wander into a bar in a shady neighborhood and ask to use their phone. When my father turns us away and completely disowns me, the bar owner, and total hottie, offers us a place to stay...no strings attached. I'm leery at first. Hot alpha guy. Down on her luck single mother. I mean, who wouldn't be? Lucio Gallo isn't like most men, though. He's fiercely protective, loyal, and did I mention he's covered in nothing but muscle? Above all else, he's everything I need but never knew I wanted. Flow The moment I looked into his eyes, I knew I was in trouble. The second I heard his name, I knew I should stay away. Our fathers were mortal enemies - Chicago crime bosses from rival families. But that didn't stop Leo Conti from pursuing me. Being together was dangerous, reckless, and totally hot. He wanted me. I wanted him. What could possibly go wrong?
©2019 Bliss Ink LLC (P)2019 Bliss Ink LLC
With his tight muscles and vibrant ink, certified bachelor Reece Walker is the kind of man whos used to having any woman he craves in his bed - except Jenna Montgomery. Shes been his best friend for years, and thats a line he just cant cross. Until a wild, stolen kiss changes everything. Now anything goes, and Reece is determined to use every wicked skill in his sensual repertoire to claim Jenna as his friend, his lover, his everything.
©2018 Julie Kenner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times best-selling author, Rebecca Zanetti, comes a new Scorpius Syndrome/A Brigade Novella
Hugh Johnson is nobodys hero, and the idea of being in the limelight makes him want to growl. He takes care of his brothers, does his job, and enjoys a mellow evening hanging with his hound dog and watching the sports channel. So when sweet and sexy Ellie Smithers from his college chemistry class asks him to save millions of people from a nuclear meltdown, he doggedly steps forward while telling himself that the world hasnt changed and he can go back to his relaxing life. One look at Ellie and excitement doesnt seem so bad. Eleanor Smithers knows that the Scorpius bacteria has and will change life as we know it, but thats a concern for another day. Shes been hand-picked as the computer guru for The Brigade, which is the USAs first line of defense against all things Scorpius, including homegrown terrorists whove just been waiting for a chance to strike. Their target is a nuclear power plant in the east, and the only person who can help her is Hugh, the sexy, laconic, dangerous man she had a crush on so long ago.
©2018 Rebecca Zanetti (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Obsessed. Derek Brighton has become one of Dallas's finest detectives through a combination of discipline and obsession. Once he has a target in his sights, nothing can stop him. When he isn't solving homicides, he applies the same intensity to his playtime at Sanctum, a secretive BDSM club. Unfortunately, no amount of beautiful submissives can fill the hole that one woman left in his heart. Unhinged. Karina Mills has a reputation for being reckless, and her clients appreciate her results. As a private investigator, she pursues her cases with nothing holding her back. In her personal life, Karina yearns for something different. Playing at Sanctum has been a safe way to find peace, but the one dom who could truly master her heart is out of reach. Enflamed. On the hunt for a killer, Derek enters a shadowy underworld only to find the woman he aches for is working the same case. Karina is searching for a missing girl and won't stop until she finds her. To get close to their prime suspect, they need to pose as a couple. But as their operation goes under the covers, unlikely partners become passionate lovers while the killer prepares to strike.
©2014 DLZ Entertainment, LLC (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Holly, North Carolina - where its Christmas year-round and miracles can happen. A good thing for the OConnor family - four local siblings, four sexy stories, four unique journeys to happily ever after.
Merry Christmas, Baby:
Legal guardian for her sister, Nora broke her no-romance rule for Jackson, but when he does something she cant easily forgive, hell have to prove a second chance and her heart are worth the risk.
Tease Me, Baby:
Reluctantly leaving town to fulfill an obligation, Fallon cant let her desire for Brad derail her plans. But the sexy sheriff is determined to prove shes already right where she belongs...in his arms.
Its Me Again, Baby:
When his new realtor turns out to be the one who got away, Maguire knows a second chance with Samantha is within reach...if he can save her from the menace who followed her home.
Mistletoe Me, Baby:
Nolan already wants Miranda, so playing her fake fiancé is no hardship. Convincing her family - and the whole town - is easy. Convincing Miranda, especially after tragedy strikes, proves far harder.
©2016, 2017 Katie Reus (P)2018 Katie Reus
For Dr. Daniel Sawyers, sex therapist Lace McGee is a puzzle. While she keeps putting inappropriate ideas into his sisters head, Lace is even better at putting naughty thoughts into Daniels head. But just how down n' dirty is Lace really?
©2010 Lori Foster (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
Adam Spencer loves women. All women. Every shape and size, regardless of hair or eye color, religion or race, he simply enjoys them all. Meeting more than his fair share as the manager and head bartender of The Odyssey, a hot spot in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, Adam's comfortable with his lifestyle, and sees no reason to change it. A wife and kids, plus the white picket fence are not in the cards for this confirmed bachelor. Until a beautiful woman, and her sweet princess, literally knock him on his ass. Sarah Cox has just moved to New Orleans, having accepted a position as a social worker specializing in at-risk women and children. It's a demanding, sometimes dangerous job, but Sarah is no shy wallflower. She can handle just about anything that comes at her, even the attentions of one sexy Adam Spencer. Just because he's charmed her daughter, making her think of magical kingdoms with happily ever after, doesn't mean that Sarah believes in fairy tales. But the more time she spends with the enchanting man, the more he begins to sway her into believing in forever. Even so, when Sarah's job becomes more dangerous than any of them bargained for, will she be ripped from Adam's life forever?
©2016 Kristen Proby (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Four years ago at a film festival, Cici Fine met Cooper Wild, a man who turned her world upside down in the span of one deliciously perfect week. He was everything she'd ever dreamed of: sinfully sexy, intelligent, and incredibly loving. When the festival ended, they returned to their own hometowns with promises of forever. But Cooper disappeared, and Cici was left to raise the daughter he never knew about alone. Cooper is finally thinking straight after years of being lost in grief from the tragedy that killed his father and left his mother blind. Now he's on a mission to find the woman he left behind - the only woman he's ever loved. But Cici Fine is no longer a naive young girl. She's a savvy businesswoman with big responsibilities, on the cusp of a life-changing move. When fate brings the two together, they'll put the old adage to the test and find out if love really can conquer all.
©2015 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Jennifer Probst comes a new story in her Stay series. Jonathan Lake is the beloved NYC mayor whos making a run for governor. His widowed status and close relationship with his daughter casts him as the darling of the press, and the candidate to beat, but behind the flash of the cameras, things are spinning out of control. It all has to do with his strait-laced, ruthlessly organized assistant. Her skills and reserved demeanor are perfect to run his campaign, but her brilliant brain has become a temptation hes been fighting for too long. Can he convince her to take a chance on a long-term campaign for love, or will his efforts end up in scandal? Alyssa Block has admired the NYC mayor for a long time, but her secret crush is kept ruthlessly buried under a mountain of work. Besides, shes not his type, and office scandals is not in her job position. But when they retreat to an upstate horse farm for a secluded weekend, the spark between them catches flame, and Jonathan sets those stinging blue eyes on winning her. Can she convince him to focus on the upcoming election, or will she succumb to the sweet promise of a different future? For fans of Jennifer Probsts Stay series, Something Just Like This is book four in that series. Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a stand-alone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2019 Triple J Publishing Inc (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Two declarations of love. And a past that wont set them free. Alexander had rules. Krystina broke them. Together, they learned the hard way that life was too short to play the game. Choosing to not leave their relationship to Fate, they fell completely and irrevocably into one another. As two shattered souls, wrapped in each others arms, it was as if the world and all its troubles did not exist. However, committing to love each other was only the beginning. Caught up in their blazing desire, they unexpectedly find themselves facing the shadows of the past once again. Just when Krystina thought she knew the man she committed to, more questions arise, causing her to wonder if Alexander is who he says he is. It should have been one of the happiest times in their lives, but the darkness still loomed, threatening everything they fought so hard to overcome. Now Krystina is faced with a terrible decision: go against Alexander in order to save him or sit idly by and watch as his world shatters around him. For her greatest battle was the very thing their relationship was founded upon. Trust. The heart-wrenching and seductive story of Alexander and Krystina concludes with Set In Stone, the powerfully moving finale to The Stone Series.
©2018 Dakota Willink (P)2018 Dakota Willink
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark series
I am Damien Stark. From the outside, I have a perfect life. A billionaire with a beautiful family. But if you could see inside my head, youd know Im as f--ked up as a person can be. Now more than ever. Im driven, relentless, and successful, but all of that means nothing without my wife and daughters. Theyre my entire world, and I failed them. Now I can barely look at them without drowning in an abyss of self-recrimination. Only one thing keeps me sane - losing myself in my wifes silken caresses where I can pour all my pain into the one thing I know I can give her. Pleasure. But the threats against my family are real, and I wont let anything happen to them ever again. Ill do whatever it takes to keep them safe - pay any price, embrace any darkness. They are mine. I am Damien Stark. Do you want to see inside my head? Careful what you wish for.
©2019 Julie Kenner (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Talia Shaw has spent her adult life working as a scientist for a big pharmaceutical company. Shes focused on saving lives, not living life. When her lab is broken into and it's clear someone is after the top secret formula shes working on, she turns to the one man she can trust. The same irresistible man she turned away years earlier because she was too young and naive to believe a sexy guy like Shane Landon could want her. Shane Landons bodyguard work for McKay-Taggart is the one thing that brings him satisfaction in his life. Relationships come in second to the job. Always. Then little brainiac Talia Shaw shows up in his backyard, frightened and on the run, and his world is turned upside down. And not just because shes found him naked in his outdoor shower, either. With Talia's life in danger, Shane has to get her out of town and to her eccentric, hermit mentor who has the final piece of the formula shes been working on, while keeping her safe from the men who are after her. Guarding Talia's body certainly isn't any hardship, but he never expects to fall hard and fast for his best friends little sister and the only woman whos ever really gotten under his skin.
©2018 Carly Phillips (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
In this new sexy contemporary romance novella from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Bella Andre, can Noah convince Colbie they are meant to be together in One Perfect Night? Guest starring Mia Sullivan and Rafe Sullivan from Bella Andre's Sullivan family series. One touch...One kiss... The first time Noah Bryant meets Colbie Michaels, they collide at the top of a snowy mountain in California and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion - and a desire she can't control - Colbie panics. Before he can get her phone number or last name, she's gone. When they end up serendipitously meeting in Seattle one week later, Noah is certain Colbie is his destiny, and he can't make the mistake of losing her again. One night...One forever love... Colbie wants to believe in a happily-ever-after, but experience tells her falling for Noah is more likely to lead to a broken heart. Only, how can she resist him as he sets out to prove that they're destined to be together? Especially when he's intent on fulfilling every last one of her secret desires and he's willing to keep proving it to her every day...and every sweet and sinful night.
©2011-2014 Oak Press, LLC (P)2014 Oak Press, LLC
Sometimes passion has a price.... When sexy Stark Security Chief Ryan Hunter whisks his girlfriend Jamie Archer away for a passionate, romance-filled weekend so he can finally pop the question, he's certain that the answer will be an enthusiastic yes. So when Jamie tries to avoid the conversation, hiding her fears of commitment and change under a blanket of wild sensuality and decadent playtime in bed, Ryan is more determined than ever to convince Jamie that they belong together. Knowing there's no halfway with this woman, Ryan gives her an ultimatum - marry him or walk away. Now Jamie is forced to face her deepest insecurities or risk destroying the best thing in her life. And it will take all of her strength, and all of Ryan's love, to keep her right where she belongs.
©2017 Julie Kenner (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Anything can be bought, Savannah, and everything has a price. Only in your universe, Tobias. What happens when the ruthless billionaire who cares for no one meets the determined single mom who needs to make a new start? Tobias Stone, a troubled billionaire, lives an empty life devoid of love. Struggling to come to terms with his past, he uses his wealth to insulate him from the real world. Savannah Page, a debt-ridden single mom, struggles to make a fresh start. Fleeing an abusive marriage, she arrives in New York with her young son, determined to make a good life. Like a Christmas wish come true, Savannah's money worries are temporarily eased when she takes a short-term office job over the festive period. But working for the billionaire hedge-fund owner has its own set of complications that she isn't prepared for. As she unravels Tobias' hard exterior, Savannah discovers the other side to this tortured soul. But does Tobias have room in his heart for a relationship, or will his past haunt him forever and leave them both with shattered hearts? Don't miss The Gift: Books 1-3 - an "opposites attract" billionaire romance, featuring a ruthless businessman with a heart of stone and the struggling single mom determined to make a new start. A rags-to-riches, feel-good Cinderella story set in New York. The Gift: Books 1-3 is a boxed set containing the first three books in The Billionaire's Love Story, a nine-part contemporary billionaire romance serial.
©2016 Lily Zante (P)2020 Lily Zante
A stately home in the English countryside seems the ideal place for a bad boy billionaire and his bride to tie the knot. Until the internet fails. And the oven breaks. And paparazzi invade. And police crash the bachelorette party. And four unlikely couples discover that passion never waits for perfection. "The Best Laid Planner" by Miranda Neville: For Arwen Kilpatrick putting on the wedding of the year means dealing with one surprise after another, including the discovery that Harry Compton is so much more than he seems. "Will You Be My Wi-Fi?" by Caroline Linden: Archer Quinn is swamped with work and will do anything to convince Natalie Corcoran to take a chance on him...first with her wi-fi, then with her friendship, and then with more. "The Day It Rained Books" by Katharine Ashe: Piers Prescott is determined to conquer Cali Blake's resistance to him, and he'll stop at nothing to have her. "That Moment When You Fall In Love" by Maya Rodale: Damien Knightly is definitely falling for Roxanna Lane, but thanks to an impulsive wager he must choose between losing the crown jewel of his media empire...or the woman he loves. Contains mature themes.
©2014 Miranda Neville (The Best Laid Planner); copyright 2014 by P. F. Belsley (Will You Be My Wi-Fi?); copyright 2014 by Katharine Brophy Dubois (The Day It Rained Books); copyright 2014 by Maya Rodale (Prologue, That Moment When You Fall in Love) (P)2021 Tantor
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Room Mate series.... I might be a typical guy, but these last few years, my love life's been anything but. From crazy ex-girlfriends to one night stands who are stage-five clingers, my relationships go bad faster than the milk in your fridge. The only constant has been my best friend Maggie. Fresh off a bad breakup of her own, I invite Maggie to my guy's skiing weekend knowing she needs an escape from reality. But then something funny starts to happen. I start noticing things about her that I never noticed before. She's beautiful and doesn't know it, she's funny without even trying, and now she's suddenly single for the first time in forever. Sharing a hotel room with her proves to be the tipping point in our very platonic friendship. Suddenly I want to put my hands, my mouth, and my ... other parts ... all over her gorgeous body. I want to claim her, make sure no man touches her ever again. But then her groveling ex shows up, and Maggie's torn. Am I ready to screw up the best relationship I've ever had for a shot at something more? Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, it's an introduction to an author's world. And for fans, it's a bonus book in the author's series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2017 Kendall Ryan (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Take a road trip with a small-town mechanic and a prince on the run in the Kings of Carolina Box Set, featuring: Between a Rock and a Royal (Book 1) Blue Bloods and Backroads (Book 2) Between a Rock and a Royal: A foreign prince on the run, a local girl in a serious jam, and a '65 Mustang headed for Georgia. What could go wrong? Leo: How my brother talked me into ditching our security team and embarking on this ridiculous adventure, I haven't a clue. But it's my duty to keep the idiot safe - something made even more difficult now that we're stranded in the middle of nowhere with a local mechanic as our only hope. But this wrench-wielding beauty has problems of her own and a smile that might make me forget my obligations entirely. Ruby: With one look at Leo Baxter, I know down to my cherry-painted toenails that he and his pain-in-the ass brother are nothing but trouble. Given my family's dire circumstances, however, I've got little choice but to take these rich country-club rejects up on their offer. A fat stack of cash in exchange for a ride through the mountains. How bad could it be? Blue Bloods and Backroads: The conclusion of Ruby and Leo's story... Books 1 and 2 cover Ruby and Leo's entire hot and hilarious story. And, of course, it comes with an HEA!
©2018 Sylvie Stewart (P)2020 Sylvie Stewart
I'm a billionaire. I don't ask for anything in life. If I want it, I get it. I've got most women begging for my attention, and I don't even have the time of day for them. Of course, life would be easier if I wasn't fighting my ex-wife and ex-business partner, the two people I trusted most in the world who stabbed me in the back. I have to take care of my son now. I have to focus on the empire I'm building for him one day. Then I meet this girl. She tells me her name is Emily, and she loves working with children. She's perfect for my son, but what is she doing to me? She's been on my mind since the day I hired her. I can't stop her body from ruling my thoughts. I have to have her. I have to show her what it's like to have a real man between her sheets. It's been months - years, eve - -since I've desired a woman so powerfully. I will have her. She's in my sights; it's only a matter of time.
©2020 Michelle Love (P)2020 Michelle Love
Five sweet romances in one box set. One family. Five incredible stories. Includes: Claron, Riley, Layla, Chloe, and Murphy Claron Tossing her belongings into a suitcase and escaping heartbreak seemed like the best idea for Rhea Conners. Shed simply travel across the ocean to visit her grandfather in Ireland and heal. Then, shed come back. Simple. But what she doesnt expect is to find solace and healing in the form of the ORifcan family. One member in particular: Claron. Claron enjoyed his life farming the land his grandparents gifted him. He lived his life quietly and contentedly, until Rhea arrived. Hed steered clear of relationships and entanglements since his last heartbreak, but something about Rolands granddaughter twists him up inside. Something about Rhea has him rethinking his life of solitude. Two hearts. One chance. Can Rhea and Claron overcome past hurts to make a new beginning? Riley Charm, beauty, and the promise of a new adventure had Heidi Rustler eagerly flying across the ocean to visit her best friend, Rhea Conners. Heidi needed a change of scenery, a change of pace, and a little excitement, and that is the promise that awaited her in Ireland. However, Rheas stories of the incredible family shed come to know intrigued Heidi the most. Particularly the stories of Riley ORifcan. Riley loved his life. He spent his days traveling for work, loving on his family, and flirting with feminine faces. He never once thought about settling down. Until Heidi. The bold and beautiful woman from Texas stampeded into his world and challenged his commitment-free and easygoing lifestyle. Two hearts. One chance. Can Heidi and Riley recognize their opportunity for a new and different kind of adventure? Layla Beautiful, flirtatious, and charming are just a few of the words that describe Layla ORifcan, and she is proud of them. She enjoys the art of flirting and entangling the hearts of handsome men with her own. But with her eyes set upon starting her new business, she might just miss the one man who could change her life for the better. Delaney Hawkins loves his job. Yes, he may work too much, but he is happy with the direction his life is headed. All until he meets Layla ORifcan. The spunky ORifcan sister who bewitches him from the start has him trying to balance work with what he hopes to be a budding relationship. Two hearts. One chance. Can Layla and Delaney set aside their work and ambition to take a chance on love? Chloe Strong, sweet, and beautiful not only describes Chloe ORifcan, but also the flowers she works with. As her brothers wedding approaches, Chloe finds herself neck-deep in wedding planning and projects that require the help of a dear friend. Conor McCarthy is one of the closest friends to the ORifcan family, but hes also a talented carpenter hopping from one project to the next. But when Chloe asks him to build an archway for a wedding prop, Conor finds himself working hand-in-hand with the youngest sister, and he cant help but be impressed by Chloes skill and her sweet heart. Two hearts. One chance. Can Chloe and Conor progress from family friends to more? Murphy Grit, determination, and independence had Piper OBeirne setting her roots in Galway. The successful manager of one of the hottest pubs in the city, she never dreamed of moving or starting over. Until Murphy. Murphy ORifcan loved his work. He spent all his time grooming his pub to be the best in County Clare. However, the hectic demands of the pub had him looking for help from the one person he knew he could trust, but the one person he knew did not want to move to Castlebrook. He found his professional pursuit of Piper twisted along the way and he wished Piper would accept the job for other reasons. Him. Two hearts. One chance. Can Piper and Murphy learn to work together at the pub and in love?
©2019, 2020 Katharine E. Hamilton (P)2021 Katharine E. Hamilton
A man who gave up on love.... Mitch Bradford is an intimidating man. In his professional life, he has a reputation for demolishing his opponents in the courtroom. At the exclusive BDSM club Sanctum, he prefers disciplining pretty submissives with no strings attached. In his line of work, there's no time for a healthy relationship. After a few failed attempts, he knows he's not good for any woman - especially not his best friend's sister. A woman who always gets what she wants.... Laurel Daley knows what she wants, and her sights are set on Mitch. He's smart and sexy, and it doesn't matter that he's a few years older and has a couple of bitter ex-wives. Watching him in action at work and at play, she knows he just needs a little polish to make some woman the perfect lover. She intends to be that woman, but first she has to show him how good it could be. A killer lurking in the shadows.... When an unexpected turn of events throws the two together, Mitch and Laurel are confronted with the perfect opportunity to explore their mutual desire. Night after night of being close breaks down Mitch's defenses. The more he sees of Laurel, the more he knows he wants her. Unfortunately, someone else has their eyes on Laurel and they have murder in mind.
©2014 DLZ Entertainment, LLC (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
The Played trilogy includes the complete scorching romance between tech millionaire Adam Drake and proud geek-girl Mia Strong, from their first meeting under scandalous circumstances to love of a lifetime. This box set contains the first three books in the Gaming The System series. At Any Price To cover her family's mounting debts, gaming blogger Mia auctions her virginity online to the highest bidder. But when sexy CEO Adam Drake wins the prize, Mia cant help but wonder if she's the one being played. At Any Turn Just when control-obsessed Adam starts to accept that their relationship can survive Mia's med school ambitions, a shocking twist of fate threatens to tear them apart forever. At Any Moment Faced with a life-or-death decision, Mia must lean on Adam for support. Now there's more than love at stake, and life makes no promises. The Gaming the System Series: At Any Price - Adam and Mia pt. one At Any Turn - Adam and Mia pt. two At Any Moment - Adam and Mia pt. three For The Win - Jordan and April For The One - William and Jenna Worth Any Cost - Adam and Mia pt. four For The Taking - Lucas and Katya
©2015 Brenda Parrish (P)2021 Brenda Parrish
New York Times best-selling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club.... Looking back, none of this would've happened if I hadn't dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could've walked away from him if I'd had it with me. Or maybe not. Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would've found another way. Probably - if there's one thing I've learned, it's that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me. Right from the first. Shade's Lady is a stand-alone story. There is no need to have listened to any prior Reapers MC stories to enjoy Shade's Lady.
©2017 Fat Robin Press LLC (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Sawyer Bennett... Kynan McGrath has just joined The Jameson Group, a security organization handling everything from covert military operations to providing protection for high-profile celebrity clients. As second-in-command, Kynan has the authority to accept or decline any mission. But when a stunningly beautiful pop princess walks through the doors, Kynan knows hell do anything to get closer to her. Joslyn Meyers is on the brink of super stardom, but with fame comes a level of attention she was never prepared for. Shes even less prepared for the gorgeous, tattooed, British bodyguard her mom has hired to keep her safe. When Kynan escorts Joslyn to her hometown of Cunningham Falls for a benefit concert, it becomes clear that the threat to Joslyns heart is more real than any physical threat to her safety. But when Hollywood comes calling, will the pop princess and the wickedly hot Brit be able to preserve their relationship? Or will the force of their differing worlds drive them apart?
©2019 Sawyer Bennett (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a story in her With Me In Seattle series... Sabrina Harrison hates being famous. She walked away from show business, from the flashing bulbs and prying eyes years ago, and is happy in her rural Oregon home, dedicating her life to her non-profit. Until Hollywood calls, offering her the role of a lifetime. In more than ten years, shes never felt the pull to return to the business that shunned her, but this role is everything Sabrinas ever longed for. Now she has to get in shape for it. Benjamin Demarcos gym, Sound Fitness, continues making a name for itself in Seattle. And now, he finds himself with the task of training Sabrina, getting her in shape for the role of her life. Hes trained hundreds of women. This is his job. So why does he suddenly see Sabrina as more than just another client? His hands linger on her skin, his breath catches when shes near. He knows better. Soon, shell be gone, living her life. A life that doesnt include him. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
©2020 Kristen Proby. Foreword © 2014 by M. J. Rose. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali's sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash's usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can't stop thinking about her. Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali's most respected families. The Oxford-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country's future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they're married doesn't mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn't mean they have to fall in love. After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he's carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash's past....
©2017 DLZ Entertainment, LLC (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Four stories of men who will do whatever it takes - endless chocolate, a closet full of shoes, unfortunate tattoos - to make it anything but temporary. Some Like It Charming Mackenzie Wyatt believes in two things: herself and her plan. And her plan is to keep her head down and work hard until she can retire. Never mind that she doesn't know what she'll do once she retires - at least she won't be working for the man anymore. Because even though he's a gorgeous man, he's still her boss and he likes to push her buttons. Some Like It Ruthless The son of a ruthless upstart, Cole Montgomery trampled on everyone and everything on his way to the top. Including his one and only friend. He knows Maggie will never forgive him, but he'll help her anyway. It might be a few years too late, but Cole has finally figured out what's important. Now if only he can figure out how to start over. Some Like It Perfect A woman who has nothing, Delia Woodson is desperate. Thats why she agrees to it. Because shes a painter, no one is buying her paintings, and shes desperate. She has bills to pay, food to buy. Someday she might actually want to live in her own apartment instead of on her friend's couch. And all she has to do is paint baby-faced angels on an indecently rich corporate shills ceiling. Because, he just cant think of any other way to spend his money? And she just cant think of any other way to make it. Some Like It Hopeless In love with her gay best friend since forever, Cassandra Spencer has accepted that not everyone can have the fairy tale. Not everyone can have marriage and children and the same last name. But she has Shane, and she loves him and he loves her, until he falls in love with someone else. Someone nothing like Cassandra; someone she can never accept.
©2013, 2014 Megan Bryce (P)2016, 2018, 2019 Megan Bryce
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to. Gavin is about to find out that Harper really does exist-and she's going to knock his socks off! Find out for yourself in Bayside Romance! When screenwriter Harper Garner got a shot at the big-time in LA, she celebrated her brave cross-country move with her first and only one-night stand - connecting so deeply with the sexy, brilliant man, she broke the number-one rule of one-night stands and left her phone number. Not hearing from him was only the first in a long line of hope-shattering, confidence-busting blows. Ten months later, Harper is done with men and done with LA. She pulls up her big-girl panties and heads home to Cape Cod to start over. On the surface, interior designer Gavin Wheeler has it all: a successful business, a loving family, and a close-knit group of friends. But Gavin once endured a heartbreak so painful, he was sure he'd never feel anything for a woman again. A chance encounter at a music festival with a gorgeous, down-to-earth blonde proved him wrong, but when morning came, the woman who made him crave more was gone. A serendipitous evening reunites Harper with her devastatingly delicious one-night stand, and the connection is just as intense as she remembered. Harper's life is too unsettled for a relationship, but Gavin is determined to help her find her way, especially if it leads straight to his heart. Moonlight conversations lead to steamy kisses, and as romance blooms, it stirs a love too real to deny. But when Gavin's past collides with the life they're building, it has the power to ruin everything. Bayside Summers: Bayside Desires Bayside Passions Bayside Heat Bayside Escape Bayside Romance Bayside Fantasie More Bayside books coming soon! Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times and USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read/listened to as a standalone, you might enjoy reading/listening the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Binge listen more of the Love in Bloom series! Filled with heat, humor, and heart - and always a happily ever after - these steamy romances are perfect beach listens! Love in Bloom big-family romance collection: Snow Sisters The Bradens (weston, Co) The Bradens (trusty, Co) The Bradens (peaceful Harbor, Md) The Bradens & Montgomerys (pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) The Remingtons Seaside Summers The Ryders Billionaires After Dark Tru Blue & the Whiskeys Harborside Nights Sugar Lake Harmony Pointe Author bio: Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you read the last section. Melissa's emotional journeys are always family oriented, feature billionaires, cowboys, and blue-collar workers. They're fun, sexy, and there's always a happily ever after! Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.
©2019 Melissa Foster (P)2019 Melissa Foster
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lorelei James comes a crossover story in her Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys® series.... A May-December romance hotter than the Fourth of July.... Bull rider Justin Donohue spent his youth hell-bent on winning world championships. After hitting the big 4-0, Justin takes a job at the Grade A Ranch and Rodeo School, where he immediately locks horns (and lips) with the sexy, sassy Callie - a 22-year-old cowgirl set on seducing him. Discovering their age difference doesnt deter Callie; neither does Justins warning that she deserves more than a busted-up former rodeo cowboy. From the moment Callie Morgan encounters the hot-as-fire new ranch hand, she knows his gruff manner is an attempt to mask his attraction to her. But shes never backed down from a challenge, especially not when Justins actions speak louder than his denials. Callie doesnt give a damn that hes older than her or what others might think of their relationship. The uptight cowboy needs to relax and shell do whatever it takes to loosen him up, proving there are no age restrictions when it comes to lust...or to falling in love.
©2018 LJLA, LLC (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Jonathan Drazen is a beautiful, damaged billionaire with a taste for obedience. Monica is a struggling musician who obeys no man. But she just made a wager with him - one she's sure she can win. If she loses, she spends the night under his command. If she wins...it doesn't matter. She just found out Jonathan doesn't lose his bets, and his women always end up where he wants them. And this bet shes about to lose? Its going to turn into much, much more than she realizes. A USA Today best seller and Audie Award Finalist under the title Beg Tease Submit
©2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 Flip City Media (P)2015 Flip City Media
Christmas Babies for the Italian Be swept away by this festive delight, as USA Today best-selling author Lynne Graham enthralls with this passionate Christmas pregnancy romance! One night before Christmas...two babies for the Italian! Sevastiano Cantarelli can barely believe Amy Taylor is real. After the lifetime of betrayal hes experienced, her surprising sweetness is the ultimate threat to his cynical worldview! Unwrapping her innocence was a gift he couldnt forget...but one he knows it wouldnt be fair to repeat. Their encounter left Amy exhilarated - and wanted for the first time. She knows that walking away from the commanding Italian is the safest way to keep her heart intact. Yet its the one thing she cant do...because shes pregnant with Sevastiano's twins! From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds. The Greek Demands His Heir "Dont be silly, Leo. Strangers dont get married." Leo Zikos should be celebrating securing a perfectly convenient fiancée, but it's left him cold. Instead its stranger Grace Donovans impeccable beauty that fires his blood. So he decides to pursue one last night of freedom.... But that night and the two little blue lines on the pregnancy test that follow blow Leos plans apart. Now he must break with his fiancée and marry Grace. She might resist marrying a man she barely knows, but Leo will claim his legacy and has all the riches and influence he needs to ensure his demands are met!
©2015 Lynne Graham (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
This book bundle includes three contemporary romance novels from the best-selling series, Bedding the Bachelors. Book 1: Bedding the Wrong Brother A USA Today best seller and number-one best-selling contemporary romance! Determined to find her inner sex diva, Melina Parker enlists her childhood friend, Max Dalton, to tutor her after hours. Instead, she ends up in the wrong bed and gets a lesson in passion from Max's twin brother, Rhys Dalton, a man Melina's always secretly wanted but never thought she could have. Book 2: Bedding the Bad Boy This bad boy is ready to work some magic
. Identical twin and Las Vegas performer Max Dalton has always been the number-one bad boy in his family, and he's appreciated the women and fame that comes along with his reputation. Grace Sinclair is on a mission when she comes to Vegas, one that involves asking Max, her best friend's brother-in-law, to give her the pleasure no man's ever been able to. She suspects Max has more layers than he lets people see, but she's determined to keep her heart safe even as she offers him her body. What neither of them plan on is love - or the triangle the media stirs up with Max's blonde bombshell actress friend. Will Grace see beyond Max's bad boy façade long enough to trust him with her heart? And will Max figure out what he really wants before he loses the one woman who makes him believe in love again? Book 3: Bedding the Billionaire Free-spirited Lucy Conrad enjoys her friends but keeps others at a distance, especially her affluent and judgmental family...and the billionaire she once dated, Jamie Whitcomb. Despite their explosive chemistry, experience has proven she'll never fit into his world.
©2014 Virna DePaul (P)2016 Virna DePaul
Scarlett had learned to keep her head down early in life. Zoey, her older sister, had always taken the reins in life, even when it came to helping their mother get back up after their father stole everything and ran off with a woman half his age, leaving the three of them with only the clothes on their backs and Zoey and Scarletts inheritance. Shed been behind her sister one hundred percent in investing into River Camps. It had only taken one look at the sexy Levi to convince her that this was where she wanted to be. After Levi had been raised by his grandmother, hed searched high and low for the best job around. When hed heard that River Camps was reopening, hed jumped at the chance to stick close to his ailing grandmother. He hadnt expected to fall so hard for the beautiful Scarlett.
©2021 Jill Sanders (P)2021 Jill Sanders
Everything's naughtier after dark...? Receiving a marriage proposal is supposed to make a women happy, but when Erica "Laney" Lane receives a beautiful marriage proposal from her perfect boyfriend on the eve of her annual camping trip with her best friend, Jackson Wild, the first thing she does is jump into bed with Jackson. Jackson's all too happy to screw the annoyance out of Laney. After all, they've always screwed the hell out of each other when they were bored or angry, lonely, or too damn drunk to see straight. But the marriage proposal changes everything, and their annual camping trip takes unexpected turns. Will a few nights in the wilderness set these friends with benefits free, or lead them on a path of destruction?
©2015 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Rachel Van Dyken.... She left. Two words I can't really get out of my head. She left us. Three more words that make it that much worse. Three being another word I can't seem to wrap my mind around. Three kids under the age of six, and she left because she missed it. Because her dream had never been to have a family, no her dream had been to marry a rockstar and live the high life. Moving my recording studio to Seaside Oregon seems like the best idea in the world right now, especially since Seaside Oregon has turned into the place for celebrities to stay and raise families in between touring and producing. It would be lucrative to make the move, but I'm doing it for my kids because they need normal, they deserve normal. And me? Well, I just need a break and help, that too. I need a sitter and fast. Someone who won't flip me off when I ask them to sign an Iron Clad NDA, someone who won't sell our pictures to the press, and most of all? Someone who looks absolutely nothing like my ex-wife. He's tall. That was my first instinct when I saw the notorious Trevor Wood, drummer for the rock band Adrenaline, in the local coffee shop. He ordered a tall black coffee which made me smirk, and five minutes later I somehow agreed to interview for a nanny position. I couldn't help it; the smaller one had gum stuck in her hair while the eldest was standing on his feet and asking where babies came from. He looked so pathetic, so damn sexy and pathetic that rather than be star-struck, I took pity. I knew though; I knew the minute I signed that NDA, the minute our fingers brushed and my body became insanely aware of how close he was - I was in dangerous territory, I just didn't know how dangerous until it was too late. Until I fell for the star and realized that no matter how high they are in the sky - they're still human and fall just as hard.
©2019 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Saving a damsel in distress was not in the description for these two first responders. The Trust and Honor series is full of suspense, action, and plenty of steamy heat that will have listeners devouring well into the night. If you love alpha males who will fight to save the women they love, then download this collection now! Book One: Dallas It wasn't his job to protect her, but there's no way he's leaving her side. Book Two: Dalton Putting out fires was his life's work. This new flame, there's no way he's extinguishing it. Download this series now! The Trust and Honor series is a steamy contemporary BWWM romance. It is reserved for mature listeners over 18 years of age.
©2020 Peyton Banks (P)2020 Peyton Banks
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Joanna Wylde comes a new story in her Reapers MC series.... Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her. She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. She was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away. The second time, he couldnt resist tasting her. Gorgeous and smart, fun and full of wonder, she jumped on his bike and wouldve followed him anywhere. Still, she deserved a shot at happiness somewhere bigger and better than a town like Hallies Falls. Walking away wasnt so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do. When she came around a third time, hed had enough. Randi Whittaker had been given two chances to escape, and now it was time for Rome to take his. This time, the only way Randi would be leaving Hallies Falls was on the back of Romes bike.
©2018 Joanna Wylde (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
"Myrna Wilkes was...his choice." And what he wanted from Myrna was the fulfilment of dark desires untold.... Myrna never dreamed Zach Snow would look twice at a woman like her, not when hed also seen her sexy, willowy blonde of a cousin Ashley. Both women met the enigmatic hunk one evening, and Myrna is shocked to soon discover she was the one he wanted. Men always picked Ashley. But Zachs motive was clear: Ashley cant give me what I want - you can. Would she indulge in the delights he promised? Or would she let her deeply rooted insecurities deny her the exciting new enticement she craved?
©2020 Wild Hearts Romance (P)2020 Wild Hearts Romance
Bridget Taylor is back with a new series! The Ink Romance series has just been launched! This is the first book of the new series - Ink Waves. Leslie Benton is an independent woman who doesnt need a man! At least, that is what she thought for years, until a black-haired, six-foot-five, annoying, self-centered, and sexy man buys the shop she has been saving up for to expand her animal shelter. It makes everything change. Nights of body-yearning dreams, arguments, and a date with the wrong guy makes Leslie realize who she seems to want is the man that took her dreams away! Refusing to give in to her bodys lust, she goes on a date with the local veterinarian Chase Jackson. He is everything Kane is not and is just what she needs - at least thats what she tells herself. But Kane interferes, yet again. When push comes to shove and threats loom over their heads, can Leslie and Kane beat the odds? Or will Kane push her into another mans arms?
©2018 Bridget Taylor (P)2019 Bridget Taylor
From New York Times best-selling author Kendall Ryan comes Forbidden Desires: The Complete Series, containing every title in the sexy and intense best-selling series. This box set includes four best-selling novels: Dirty Little Secret, Dirty Little Promise, Torrid Little Affair, and Tempting Little Tease. Come meet the sexy and seductive Kingsley brothers!
©2018 Kendall Ryan (P)2018 Kendall Ryan
A hilarious and heartwarming romance series about three sisters trying to find their love songs, from the best-selling author of Pack Up the Moon. Adele, Molly, and Lana were once the world-famous country band The Darling Songbirds. The sisters were tighter than string wrapped around sticks of dynamite, but they stopped talking, and like the dynamite songwriters they were, their relationship exploded. Dive deep into the world of hilarious reconciliation, country music, and steamy romance, all set in a quaint and cozy coastal California town. Enjoy the entire three-book series today! Rachael Herron seamlessly blends romance, friendship, and laughter. (Barbara Bretton, USA Today best-selling author) Relationships are at the heart of womens fiction, and Herron could teach a master class on creating them. (Chicklit Central)
©2016 Rachael Herron (P)2021 Rachael Herron
Three Texas brothers - a Hollywood superstar, a wounded warrior, and an FBI agent haunted by the girl he couldn't save - and the complicated women no one would have predicted for them. Texas Heartthrob: An emotional movie-star romance about a man who can't walk away from trouble - and a woman who's nothing but. Texas Healer: A wounded former special forces medic holds the power to heal both a fragile doctor's body and her wounded heart...but she can't stay in his world - and he can't leave. Texas Protector: A reunion romance for a detective forever haunted by the night when he couldn't save a young girl from trauma - now, she's a cop herself, and he has to send her undercover to lure a murderer.
©2016 Jean Brashear (P)2018 Jean Brashear
Enjoy a collection of stories from the Hobson Hills Omegas series. The Beta's Love Song David Bartley is tired of being alone. Five years ago, he realized that he needed to let go of the man he loved and strive for a family and a future of his own. Unfortunately, finding Mr. Right when he is still in love with someone else is impossible. Despite the disappointment, he won't let that stop him from being happy. He's determined to start his family, with or without a man at his side. Sawyer Gregor's heart broke the day his best friend left him without an explanation or a goodbye. He didn't understand at the time, but it didn't take long for him to figure out that he had lost his chance at real love. His marriage promptly ended, and he focused on raising his kids and finding the man that stole his heart. With a little interference from the Wilson family, Sawyer has an address. Now, he just needs to convince David to take a chance on him. Bennett's Dream Bennett Wilson should be perfectly happy. He has a loving husband, three wonderful children, and a house full of pets. His family and friends think he is crazy when he purposely gets pregnant with a fourth child. At his age, shouldn't he be eager for some "me time"? While baby Nate definitely makes Bennett and his husband Marco happy, when Bennett learns about a young trans girl in need, he knows they need to step it up. Marco Wilson is a laid back, perfectly content alpha. He has his Benny, his four kids, and his ranch. His life is full of purpose and joy, so what else could he possibly want? When his omega comes to him in tears, heartbroken for a young girl named Tali, Marco takes charge. He loves his Benny and will do anything to make him happy, even if it means adopting a million children. Marco just never expected to find his own happiness at the same time. Justin's Journey Justin Ames has lived on the outskirts of Hobson Hills for most of his life. While many of the people he knew had loving, supportive families, Justin only had his unreliable, pill-addicted mother. For a long time, he believed that he could only trust and rely on himself. Then, he fell in love. He made friends. He started to build a future for himself. Now, Justin stands at a crossroads. One way leads to a lonely but emotionally safe life, and the other leads to love and the risk of a broken heart. Tanner Jones is a simple man. All he wants in life is to love Justin and help his town stay safe. He knows Justin is prickly and scared of commitment, but Tanner believes they'll be together one day, so he stays patient and waits for Justin to be ready. Then tragedy happens, and life gets complicated and difficult for both of them. Can Justin allow himself to trust his alpha and friends to carry him through his pain and grief? It's time to choose a path, and Justin must let go of his past to move forward. Bonus Content: Grey's Gift The Wilsons of Hobson Hills can be annoying and nosy, but they know the importance of supporting one another. When Grey is faced with an intimidating decision, the Wilson clan and their friends join together to show him that he isn't alone. This short story is a "slice of life" story. Each chapter focuses on a couple previously featured in the Hobson Hills Omegas series. Author's note: The Hobson Hills Omegas series includes mpreg, a million pets, and a very loving family. It is light and fluffy romance with zero angst. The stories take place in the non-shifter Omegaverse. The Beta's Love Song, Bennett's Dream, and Justin's Journey are for sale individually while Grey's Gift is a new Hobson Hills short.
©2019 C.W. Gray (P)2019 Holly Woods
The complete collection of the four Hamburger Marys novellas. Nachos & Hash Darwin Michaels is living his dreams in the Mile High City but is losing hope hell find love - until he sets eyes on the adorable waiter at Hamburger Marys. Cody has just accomplished his lifes goal: get the hell out of Kansas. A fun job was just the cherry on top. All thats missing is someone special. But when Darwin shows interest, Cody is sure its too good to be true. After all, what can Darwin possibly see in the high school dropout serving him nachos? Vodka & Handcuffs Vahin Arora, Hamburger Marys sexy bartender, plays the flirtatious role so well even his closest friends dont realize he hasnt had a hookup in months. Then, the tall, dark, and handsome police officer steps through the door, and Vahins passion races back to life. Being a Black cop on the Denver police force is no easy job - Marlon Barton cant imagine adding being out and proud to the equation. Could Vahin be worth the risk of finding out? Mascara & Bandages Ariel Merman is a new drag queen who finds a family at Hamburger Marys. After a performance as Ariel, Zachary Cooper walks home in his makeup and is physically assaulted by homophobes. Dr. Teegan Chau is a little lost after divorcing his wife and coming out of the closet, but he cant deny his attraction to the young man he patches up. When Zachary takes the initiative and asks Teegan out, romance turns out to be the easy part of their blossoming relationship. Deeds & Confetti Steven Conley loves owning his own Hamburger Marys restaurant, and never regretted abandoning the corporate grind until his fathers harsh deathbed words leaves him doubting himself. When party planner Ryan Fuller bumps into Steven - his best friends uncle and the older man Ryan has secretly crushed on since he was a teen - the attraction explodes into a night of passionate abandon for both men. Things might work out for the men, if Steven can accept who Ryan really is.
©2020 Brandon Witt and Wings of Ink Publications, LLC (P)2020 Brandon Witt and Wings of Ink Publications, LLC
Meet a bad boy of baseball, a sexy Vegas stripper, a gorgeous Indy race car driver, a handsome male librarian, and a hot firefighter in this sizzling five-book collection. Sterling Strike one: Savannah is my best friend's little sister. Strike two: She's also coach's daughter. Will my secret be strike three? Saint My name is Saint, but that is the only thing about me that resembles one. The last thing sweet Sky needs is a stripper for a boyfriend. So, why do I crave her so much? Beau Fiona is beautiful and well-built - perfect for a hot, sexy fling. But she claims to be my wife. Yes, I said wife. Yikes. If thats the truth, why dont I remember her? Adam Im part of an elite, rare group. Im a male librarian. Most women dont see that Im passionate about more than books. But Eve is not most women. She has already told me a lie. Can I trust this beautiful temptress with my heart? Gabe Im a firefighter. The uniform and heroic streak are instant panty droppers for hose chasers. But Ciaras not like that. Shes different. Will we be able to survive our white-hot flames of passion without being burned? Start listening now to meet Sterling, Saint, Beau, Adam, and Gabe. The Hot Shots of Romance Quickies are scorching short stories featuring sexy heroes, curvy heroines, seductive insta-love, sizzling bedroom scenes, and satisfying happily ever after endings. Grab this collection now and enjoy five perfectly portioned steamy romances to satisfy your cravings.
©2021 Ann Omasta (P)2021 Ann Omasta
Three novellas from New York Times and number one best-selling author Alexa Riley show us just what happens when strong, possessive men find the women of their dreams. Stay Close A former Russian mafia soldier is hired to protect a friends daughter, but he knows hell do more than keep her safe - hell make her his. Forever. Hold Tight A hotshot consultant hired to streamline Osbourne Corp. meets his match in Pandora Justice - the more she plays hard to get, the more he wants her. Dont Go CEO Henry Osbourne has only ever desired one woman - the one who got away. She ran from a boy, but a man of power and persuasion now stands in his place. This audiobook is approximately 63,000 words. Edited by Angela James.
©2018 Author Alexa Riley LLC (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
From book one: There are a billion reasons why you can't. Focus on the few reasons you can. The last thing I need is a personal assistant. I'm good at my job, and no matter what my interfering Mom thinks, I don't need help with that. Yet, somehow, I've ended up with Lilah as my PA. And I like her. She's smart, she's funny, and she's making my life a hell of a lot easier. But one business trip together, and everything changes. I never wanted this woman in my life, but now she's here, I can't imagine it without her. Now, that feels dangerous. Assisting the Boss series: Book one - Billion Reasons Book two - Duke of Delegation Book three - Late Night Meetings Book four - Delegating Love Book five - Suitors & Admirers Please note: This is a five-book series that ends on an HEA.
©2020 Wanita May (P)2021 Wanita May
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laurelin Paige comes a story in her Slay series... Camilla Fasbender has a secret. Underneath her posh accent and designer clothes lies the evidence of her pain. Every heartbreak, every bad day, every setback has left a scar. From behind her camera, she shows the world what to see. And it isn't her. Until him. He sees right through her carefully constructed facade. And he's going to slash it all to pieces. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
©2020 Laurelin Paige. Foreword © 2014 by M. J. Rose. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
It is said that love can find you in the most unexpected of ways, and that's how it was for our five billionaire bad boys. The Billionaire's Secrets is a collection of five steamy stand-alone romance novels featuring billionaire alpha males and sassy heroines. So grab your favorite drink and dive into these sizzling audiobooks that will leave you curling your toes and gasping for more. You will get: Touch Me - I got thrown out of a café by a girl; now, I cant get her out of my mind. Kiss Me - How does a kindergarten teacher tame a sexy billionaire? The answer is simple - she doesnt. Thrill Me - My best friends are getting married, and I have specific instructions -to keep my hands off the wedding planner. Is it possible? Tease Me - My best friends younger sister is off-limits, but my private fantasies of her are not. Love Me - I was wrong. He wants me to have the job, but at what cost? Each one of these billionaire romance novels can be listened to as stand-alones with absolutely no cliff-hangers and guaranteed happily ever afters.
©2018 Kayla C. Oliver (P)2019 Kayla C. Oliver
Grayson Cleary left town before graduation day and never looked back. Most people back home pegged him as a dropout. Over time, he's worked to make something of his life and leave his past behind, so when his 10-year reunion comes up, he has no intention of attending. When his best friend begs him to go, Grayson finds himself confronted with a past he'd rather forget and the one woman he's always craved. Kate St. Dalton had everything when she left her hometown. Not only was she Valedictorian with a full scholarship, but she was also engaged to the boy of her dreams. Then, life threw a wrench in her plans, and she had to find a way to live the new life fate handed her. The last thing she needs is the hot boy from high school returning to town as the sexy man of her dreams. When the two take a chance and use the reunion week to burn up the sheets, they'll have to remember that it's only for a few nights - not for a lifetime. And decide if what they have is just a fling...or something far more than a mere reunion.
©2017 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2018 Carrie Ann Ryan
The Gods give two wary lovers a nudge in the right direction. Luke and Megan are fighter pilots and soldiers fighting side by side in order to find a new home for their lost people. They have loved each other for years, but neither will admit it for fear of betraying the memory of their best friend, Megan's dead fiancée. With a little help from the Gods above, will these brave warriors find the courage to engage in a battle for each other's hearts?
©2013 E. Jamie (P)2013 E. Jamie
New York Times best-selling author Jill Sanders charms listeners with this hit series set in a quaint town on the coast of Maine that has characters galore! Mystery writer JT has hidden away from the world on his private island since he published his first novel. Many fans believe it's because he's strange or eccentric, but the truth is much darker than everyone knows. After Emma's very public, very nasty breakup with one of Hollywood's hottest actors, she needs a friend to lean on. After hitting it off with JT while filming his movie, she takes him up on his offer to let her stay at his secluded place to recover. She hadn't planned on her troubles following her there, or on being completely charmed by the man.
©2017 Jill Sanders (P)2017 Jill Sanders
All four books in the Addicted to You series in one box set! Includes Crave, Adore, Shatter, and Claim! I want her. I crave her. She's my addiction. I need him. I love him. He's my obsession. I'm his muse, and this is our story. Note: Previously published as the SILK Box Set.
©2017 Copper Key Media, LLC (P)2018 Copper Key Media, LLC
From USA Today best-selling author A.M. Madden comes the final novel in The Back-Up Series. Life as rock stars couldnt be better for Devils Lair. Wealth, success, love all make for perfect lives. That is until fate steps in, once again. There are twists and turns that youll never see coming. Grab some tissues because you're going to need them. The Back-Up Series is a best-selling rock star saga that should be listened to in order: Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, The Devil's Lair, Backstage Pass, Sold Out. Warning: This audiobook is meant for mature listeners who are 18+. It contains explicit language and graphic sexual content.
©2019 A.M. Madden (P)2019 A.M. Madden
The Love Unexpected series is an interracial romance series with sexy heroes and lovable heroines. Books one, two, and three are available in a box set for a limited time! The Blind Date One night changes everything...again. Years ago, when Ryan Stewart saw Shawna Ferguson, it was love at first sight. Unfortunately, he wasnt a free man, and his deception caused him to lose her after a weekend that changed his life. When Shawnas sister and brother-in-law set her up on a blind date, she has no idea its with Ryan, with whom shed spent a weekend she wishes she could forget. She reluctantly agrees to finish the date with him, but doing so leaves her vulnerable to his charms and the heat he ignited in her that very first night. The Wrong Man They have nothing in common. So why cant they stay away from each other? Construction foreman Tomas Molina has no desire to settle down. He enjoys the single life too much, with all the choices of women available to him. But when ad executive Talia Jackson becomes single again, they start an affair that has him questioning his beliefs about relationships. And the next thing he knows, hes the one demanding exclusivity. Talia Jackson has always done whats right. Gone to the right schools, worn the right clothes, and married the right man. Seeking a boost when her marriage ends in divorce, she finds comfort in the arms of Tomas Molina, a man who makes her feel alive in a way she never has before. Then an unexpected result of their affair forces her to make a tough decision - stay in the world shes known all her life, or make a future with the man shes grown to love. An Unexpected Attraction They didnt mean to fall in love.... Brenda Morrison has known Jay Santorini for years, but hes off limits. Hes her friends ex-husband, and except for one slip-up, theyve always had a platonic relationship. But now that shes back in Atlanta, the smoldering attraction between them is much harder to resist. Jay has always kept a hands-off approach to Brenda, and the time they spend together starts out innocently enough, or so he pretends. Because the truth is, Jay has feelings for her, and those feelings are anything but innocent.
©2013, 2015 Delaney Diamond (P)2021 Delaney Diamond
Three best friends. Two resolutions. One year to pull it off. Emmy is newly single. Having always dreamed of wedding plans, she is now buying take-out for one. Adriana is about to turn thirty. Are her days as a party girl running out? Leigh has a gorgeous boyfriend and a great job. So why isn't she more excited about her perfect life? The three best friends make a pact over raspberry mojitos one night: This year everything is going to change. Emmy is going to find a man on every continent for some no-strings fun. Adriana vows she'll secure a five-carat Harry Winston diamond ring on her fourth finger. And Leigh can't think of what she needs to change - until literary bad boy Jesse Chapman starts to get under her skin.
©2008 Lauren Weisburger (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a new story in her Montgomery Ink series.... Tattoo artist, Derek Hawkins knows the rules: One night a month. No last names. No promises. Olivia Madison has her own rules: Dont fall in love. No commitment. Never tell Derek the truth. When their worlds crash into each other however, Derek and Olivia will have to face what they fought to ignore as well as the connection they tried to forget.
©2018 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Brothers series... She used to be his. Now shes about to marry another man. Will he let her go...or will he stand up and take the bride? Ryder Hammond and Sierra Knight were high school sweethearts. Despite him being her brother's best friend, their relationship burned hot and fast...and ended with heartbreak and regrets. Years later, shes at the altar, about to marry another man. Hes only there for closure, to finally put the past behind him. But when the preacher asks if anyone has a reason the couple shouldnt wed, she turns around and her gaze locks on his. Suddenly hes out of his seat. Objecting. Claiming. And ultimately stealing the very pissed off bride and taking her to a secluded cabin. He wants one week to convince her theyre meant to be, to remind her of the fiery passion still burning between them. When their time together is up, will she walk away and break his heart this time, or will he finally have the woman he's wanted all along? For fans of Carlys Knight Brothers, Take The Bride is book two in that series. Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a stand-alone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2019 Carly Phillips (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He's got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed - at least for her. Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She's spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she's spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she's ever loved. She's back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she's been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she's decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past - and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.
©2015 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster
Bring the romance home and get swept away with all three stories in the Sweetest Love Series, all in a single book. ?Book 1 - Behind Brown Eyes - Love was something Devin Brandt thought he would never feel, but everything changes when he meets Natalie Sorenson during his senior year of high school. Love begins to blossom, but when his aunt Christine informs him that he will have to move at the end of the school year, the hopes and dreams he and Natalie created come crashing down. The strain on their relationship tears Devin and Natalie apart, but will tragedy ultimately reunite them once more? ?Book 2 - Sweetest Release - As Natalies emotions run high and her marriage to James Silverman falls apart at the seams, she must decide if her marriage is worth saving, or if its worth a trip down memory lane one more time to rekindle the love she lost with Devin. **This title has a content advisory for brief language, cheating, and references to domestic violence. Please listen with discretion, but note there is a happy ending. ?Book 3 - Sweetest Dream - Two hearts. One love. For Natalie Sorenson and Devin Brandt, it took heartache and tragedy to reunite them. Newlywed bliss in the air, but will the darkness from Natalies past threaten to derail their happiness? Or will Natalie and Devin finally have the happily ever after they deserve?"
©2019 Nicole Highland (P)2021 Nicole Highland
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her With Me in Seattle series.... Reed Taylor doesnt pay much attention to the holidays - until he receives a surprise present. Four-year-old Piper is the daughter he never knew about, and with the death of her mother, is also now the roommate he never expected. Hes determined to make their first Christmas together one shell never forget. Noel Thompson has gotten her share of strange requests in her career as an interior designer. The call to design a beautiful home for Christmas is more like a dream come true. And that was before she met her new employer - sexy and mysterious, hes everything she ever hoped Santa would bring her. As Noel showers his home with holiday spirit, Reed showers Piper with love. And the busy life hes created for himself no longer seems nearly as important as the one Noel is helping him build with his daughter. But if he cant convince his decorator to stay, this could be the only year he feels the true wonder of the season. Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a stand-alone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2019 Kristen Proby (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Following her turbulent divorce from her celebrity-chef ex-husband, Hannah Newsome is set on bringing about the change she knows her life needs. Shes a professionally trained chef in her own right, but the years she spent married have left her personal ambitions thrown to the wayside. When an opportunity to cook for an on-location camp of mountain loggers comes up, she can hardly find a reason not to take it. She knows that it may be a little below her skillset, but she also knows that this might just be the fresh start shes been after. When she meets the owner, Lucas Coleman, Hannah is instantly overcome by her attraction to the brawny lumberjack. His arms bulge from his sleeves, and his generous and charming personality immediately intrigues her. On the day shes to leave for the camp, she catches a ride with Lucas, using the opportunity to get to know her new boss a little better. He proves to be even more genuine and interesting than Hannah had initially expected. As Hannahs tenure on the mountain begins and her time spent alongside Lucas grows more frequent, it quickly becomes clear that Hannahs feelings for Lucas arent one-sided. But will Hannahs past keep her from embracing whats before her in Lucas? Will mountain life prove to be too much of a challenge for her? And what will happen when an unexpected guest arrives at the campsite demanding answers?
©2020 Wild Hearts Romance (P)2020 Wild Hearts Romance
Rule Seven: Never sleep with anyone you represent. Charity Marks lives her life with a personal set of rules that she never breaks - and for a good reason. After getting fired from her job in Southern California, she takes a job in the tiny town of Broken Branch as a public relations expert for the Professional Rodeo Riders Association. Clay Cooper is the PRRA's hottest star and wildest bad boy. When Charity goes to talk to him about toning down his ways, she is surprised to find that there is more to the cowboy than meets the eye. Will the oh-so-delicious Clay be the death of rule number seven?
©2014 Bridget Hollister (P)2014 Bridget Hollister
Two strangers... Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out. Four hours...Caden Grayson is amused when a harried redhead dashes into his elevator fumbling her bags and cell phone. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he's terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he's trapped in his own worst nightmare. One pitch-black elevator... To fight fear, they must reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?
©2011, 2013 Laura Kaye (P)2013 Laura Kaye
Having lost the man she loved early on, Crystal vowed to live freely for the rest of her life. But, after her business is threatened due to theft, she hires a private financial investigator to plug the leak. Falling for the tall, dark, and very serious stranger was certain, what she hadnt expected was for it to be true love. Rory has lived a life of the straight and narrow, hes always been an eye on the prize, kind of guy. The prize? Retirement in the tropics where doesnt have to worry or work. Sure, he was prepared to take some hits to achieve the goal, mainly his health, relationships, and his state of mind. Now this new-age hippy woman wants him to relax. But, hes got a job to do, if his heart doesnt betray him first.
©2017 Jill Sanders (P)2017 Jill Sanders
We are the Royals of Corline. Our futures are arranged, our lives planned to the letter. But each of us is about to break tradition, throw the rules aside, and follow our hearts. Being royalty might mean a life in service to our country, but it doesnt mean a life without love. At least, not anymore. This collection includes the stories of all three Royals of Corline. The Virgins Playboy Prince The Virgins Royal Guard The Virgins Forbidden Lord The Virgin's Royal Secret
©2018 Kim Loraine (P)2019 Kim Loraine
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a new story in her Montgomery Ink series.... Back in Denver, Abby lost everything she ever loved, except for her daughter, the one memory she has left of the man she loved and lost. Now, shes moved next to the Montgomerys in Colorado Springs, leaving her past behind to start her new life. One step at a time. Ryan is the newest tattoo artist at Montgomery Ink Too and knows the others are curious about his secrets. But hes not ready to tell them. Not yet. That is
until he meets Abby. Abby and Ryan thought they had their own paths, ones that had nothing to do with one another. Then
they took a chance. On each other. One night at a time.
©2019 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a story in her Fractured Connections series... It all started at a wedding. Beckham didnt mean to dance with Meadow. And he really didnt mean to kiss her. But now, shes the only thing on his mind. And when it all comes down to it, shes the only person he can't have. He'll just have to stay away from her, no matter how hard theyre pulled together. Running away from her friend's wedding isn't the best way to keep the gossip at bay. But falling for the mysterious and gorgeous bartender at her friends bar will only make it worse. Beckham has his secrets, and she refuses to pry. Once burned, twice kicked down, and never allowed to get up again. Yet taking a chance with him might be the only choice she has. And the only one she wants. **For fans of Carrie Anns Fractured Connections series, Taken With You is book four in that series. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
©2020 Carrie Ann Ryan. Foreword © 2014 by M. J. Rose. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The story to their bad romance has been written. Will they soar off into the stars or crash and burn into the ground? She changed me. I'm no longer a dark, broken man, but the sins of my past haunt me. I destroyed lives while breaking countless woman who thought they could reach my black heart. They all failed. All but one. Her. But I'm not a man worthy of my dove. Not yet anyway. But I vow I will be someday. I hope she'll still fly for me then. Jessie Freedom. It's all I've ever wanted. I know we can fly together. He left me, a broken shell of who I was. But who I am now is perhaps who - I was always destined to be. I see that clearly. I know deep in my heart - Christos and I belong together forever. His handsome face is on the cover of every magazine. The internet is full of pictures of him giving his millions away to countless children's charities. My dark one is now the golden one, and I won't let him leave me behind. He won't shine for anyone but me. I gave him light. I deserve his bright future. But first I need to prove to him just how strong I've become. Together, we can rule the world, chart our own course, and soar higher than the stars. Authors note: This is the third and final book in the series. Book 1: ENSLAVED Book 2: ENRAPTURED Book 3: ENTWINED
©2018 Jax Hart (P)2019 Jax Hart
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lorelei James comes a new story in her Blacktop Cowboys® series.... Where there's smoke.... Stirling Gradsky abandoned the corporate rat race for a more laidback lifestyle. So it's ironic she's stuck working with a hard-bodied, know-it-all scientist who treats her like a stoner instead of a stone cold business woman capable of running a large scale cannabis operation. Dr. Hot and Tattooed with the big...brain needs to stop sampling their product; he's under the half-baked idea that he's the boss. Dr. Liam Argent's doctorate isn't in chemistry, but from the moment he meets his sexy new coworker, there's enough heat between them to short out all the lights in the grow house. First item on his agenda? Clearing up the sassy, blunt blonde's hazy notion that she's in charge. Sparks fly as their attraction blazes. But can they weed out their differences without getting burned? Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, it's an introduction to an author's world. And for fans, it's a bonus book in the author's series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2017 LJLA, LLC (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best- selling author Lexi Blake comes a new story in her Masters and Mercenaries series.... A snarky submissive princess Sarah Stevens' life is pretty sweet. By day, shes a dedicated trauma nurse, and by night, a fun-loving club sub. She adores her job, has a group of friends who have her back, and is a member of the hottest club in Dallas. So why does it all feel hollow? Could it be because she fell for her dream man and cant forgive him for walking away from her? Nope. Shes not going there again. No matter how much she wants to. A prince of the silver screen Jared Johns might be one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, but he lost more than a fan when he walked away from Sarah. He lost the only woman hes ever loved. Hes been trying to get her back, but she wont return his calls. A trip to Dallas to visit his brother might be exactly what he needs to jump-start his quest to claim the woman who holds his heart. A masquerade to remember For Charlotte Taggarts birthday, Sanctum becomes a fantasyland of kinky fun and games. Every unattached sub gets a new Dom for the festivities. The twist? The Doms must conceal their identities until the stroke of midnight at the end of the party. Its exactly what Sarah needs to forget the fact that Jared is pursuing her. She cant give in to him, and the mysterious Master D is making her rethink her position when it comes to signing a contract. Jared knows he was born to play this role, dashing suitor by day and dirty Dom at night. When the masks come off, will she be able to forgive the man who loves her, or will she leave him forever? Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a stand-alone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus in the author's series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2019 Copyright 2019 DLZ Entertainment, LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Experience The Joy Delivered Duet narrated by Sebastian York! This is the first ever audio bundle of the two New York Times best-selling stand-alone novels Nights with Him and Forbidden Nights from number one NYT best-selling author Lauren Blakely.... Nights with Him... An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, Jack Sullivan is the total package - handsome as hell, rich as sin, and charming as anything. But the powerful and successful sex toy CEO has commitment issues a mile long after the tragic way his relationship with his fiancée ended. He's looking for a way to erase the pain, and that arrives in the form of Michelle Milo. From her pencil skirts to her high heels, she's his perfect fantasy, especially since she doesn't have room for anything more in her life. When Jack proposes a deal - share her nights with him for 30 days of exquisite pleasure, then they walk away - his proposition sounds blissful. And it is full of bliss and ecstasy, until trouble from the past threatens their present arrangement.... Forbidden Nights... Sexy hotel CEO Nate Harper has lusted after his good friend Casey Sullivan for a long time, but he won't act on his intense desire because he knows he's no good for her. After the kind of hurt his ex inflicted on him, he's a committed playboy for life, and Casey only wants true love. All that changes one hot night when she comes to him with a proposition he can't resist - she wants him to teach her to be submissive in the bedroom. Casey soon learns how very much she likes letting go of control to him. She's never been more turned on in her life than she is in Nate's arms. And he's never been more taken by a woman. The only trouble is as she experiences what it means to let go, he starts to experience what it means to feel again.... What happens when years of desire and lust ignite a passion that can't be denied?
©2015 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2019 Lauren Blakely Books
Indulge your inner vixen. You asked for naughtier lovers, with the same fierce loyalty as The Bradens. Meet the Wild Boys...four sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. The Wild Boys After Dark series is loosely tied to the Love in Bloom series.... Everything's naughtier after dark.... No last names. No strings. No ties. Except of the silk variety. Dr. Heath Wild and Allyson Jenner only wanted a simple tryst. But Heath couldn't live with just one night, just one taste, of Ally - and Ally couldn't escape the memory of his hands on her skin, the way he looked at her like she was his obsession, or his seduction, which had pushed her to the edge and had made her want to do things she never had before. One night leads to one tantalizing phone call. Can one phone call lead to forever? The After Dark series is part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Each book may be listened to as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.
©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her Big Sky series.... Brookes Blooms has taken Cunningham Falls by surprise. The beautiful, innovative flower shop is trendy, with not only gorgeous flower arrangements but also fun gifts for any occasion. This store is Brooke Hendersons deepest joy, and it means everything to her, which shows in how completely she and her little shop have been embraced by the small community of Cunningham Falls. So, when her landlord dies, and Brody Chabot saunters through her door, announcing that the building has been sold and will soon be demolished, Brooke knows that shes in for the fight of her life. But she hasnt gotten this far by sitting back and quietly doing what shes told. Hustle is Brookes middle name, and she has no intention of losing this fight, no matter how tempting Brodys smile - and body - is.
©2018 Kristen Proby (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Sky Lacroux has finally realized her dream and opened her own tattoo shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She's as happy as can be, preparing the shop for its grand opening and renting a cottage in the seaside community while renovations to her new apartment are being completed. The only thing missing is the one thing she longs for and has no control over - love. Sawyer Bass, a professional boxer, plays his guitar at a local bar to escape the painful reality of his father's deteriorating health and a recent health warning of his own. But when he spots a stunning brunette across the room, escaping reality goes out the window, and the beautiful woman becomes the focus of his next song - and maybe even the rest of his life. When Sawyer walks into Sky's tattoo shop and sees the woman from the bar - Sky - the chemistry between them is instant. Sawyer is everything Sky could ever hope for in a man. He's honest, loving, sensitive, and potently virile - but boxing goes against everything Sky believes in. The closer they become, the more she realizes that her alpha boxer is waging his own emotional battle - only the battle she thinks he's waging isn't the one that threatens to tear them apart.
©2015 Melissa Foster (P)2015 Melissa Foster
Sometimes one night just isnt enough. Though they see each other only once a month, Amandas sweet body and wicked ways have been driving Derek wild for over a year. And now that hes moving to Austin, Derek is determined to have Amanda in his bed permanently. Theres only one problem: Amandas happy with their current arrangement. Can Derek convince her a lifetime of nights together will be so much sweeter? Meet Mr. July...hes determined to heat things up.
©2018 Julie Kenner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Dare to Resist - Book one Hes about to find a baby on his doorstep
and his assistant in his bed. Austin Prescott is a lot of things. Ex-football player. Sports agent. And as of this morning? Father. Finding a baby on his doorstep should have been a joke, but the pink sticky note and baby carrier she came in is deadly serious. Whats an out-of-his-depth bachelor to do? Call his tempting and beyond gorgeous executive assistant and beg her to move in. Close quarters. A baby. Undeniable chemistry. What could possibly go wrong? Dare to Tempt - Book two Hes a smooth-talking jock in trouble. Shes the solution to his problems. Love is the last thing they expected to find. Damon Prescott had it all. Star quarterback. Money. Fame. Now? Hes being accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs and banned from the sport and team he loves. Determined to prove hes innocent, he hires tough-as-nails private investigator Evie Wolfe. Evies used to men dismissing her, especially playboys like Damon Prescott, so shes not buying the sexual lines hes trying to sell. Shes with him to do a job, nothing more. But you know what they say about the best-laid plans? Sometimes you end up between the sheets with an arrogant football player anyway. Dare to Play - Book three Hes the bad boy of baseball whos about to lose everything. She needs a husband to get custody of her teenage sister. Suddenly a marriage of convenience doesnt look so bad. Pitcher Jaxon Prescott has a lot on his plate. Major League Baseball. Reputation as a player. And now? Hes on the verge of losing it all. Whats a bad boy to do? Marry his sisters best friend to save his career, even if its the opposite of everything he wants and believes in. Macy Walker needs to provide stability, and marrying someone would do the trick. Luckily for her, her best friends brother needs a wife. Theyre this close to getting exactly what they want - as long as they dont fall in love. Dare to Stay - Book four Hes the one who left. Shes the one he left behind. Willow James, athletic trainer for the Miami Thunder football team, knows abandonment and hurt. A child of foster care, shes been moved around and left behind more times than she cares to count. Just when she was starting to let her guard down with Braden Prescott, he left for a two-year stint with Doctors Without Borders. Now hes back. He knows leaving her once was the biggest mistake of his life. Can Willow learn to trust him not to leave, especially when adventure comes calling again?
©2020, 2021 Karen Drogin (P)2021 CP Publishing
Elena is too young for me, not to mention shes my boss daughter, and she babysits my kid. Thats beyond complicated. Especially since Im not in the market for a relationship - but I cant deny the attraction that sizzles between us. I need to ignore it. A single dad, all I want is to take care of my little girl, do my job, and enjoy my friends. Anything more is asking for complications I cant afford. Asking to be hurt again. Trouble is I want her, too. And when our flirty sparks turn to flames, I give in to temptation. Our secret fling is scorching hot, better than Id even imagined. But secrets get out, and I could lose my job and my reputation. And Im starting to realize shes the one thing Im not willing to lose.
©2018 Julie Kenner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Karin: "James is the cure for my dead-end sex life. Hes been after me since learning I am miserable with Terry, my dim-witted boyfriend." I try to do the right thing and refuse James until Im single. However, breaking up with Terry goes to hell fast when he gets violent. Out of the blue, James defends me from Terry and we getaway. That night, he gives me a taste of everything in sex that I've been missing. Naturally, I run away with him. Goodbye, Terry; hello, James. But James has a secret of his own: All the money he earns doesnt come from a usual occupation. I could deal with the fact that he's a professional jewel thief - but his crew scares me.
©2019 Michelle Love (P)2020 Michelle Love
Who's got short-shorts? Alison Tyler has short-shorts! That is, she's collected 45 super-sexy short-short stories that will leave listeners breathless. These tantalizing tales are the most seductive snippets and erotic anecdotes around. On a mission to provide something scintillating for every erotic desire, Ms. Tyler has included stories about sexy spankings, bondage, menages, fetishes, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and much, much, more. Down and Dirty, showcases salacious sex writers including Thomas S. Roche, M. Christian, Sage Vivant, N. T. Morley, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Jamie Joy Gatto, and many more. Perfect for listening on the beach, during a coffee break, or any time you've got a minute!
©2013 Cleis Press (P)2013 Cleis Press
His Heavenly Body Ive always wanted to touch the stars. It's been my dream ever since I was a little girl. Billionaire Silicon Valley prodigy Rob Michaels stole that dream from me. Sure, he's knockout sexy, charming, and clever. But he's also an arrogant jerk who'll do anything to see his company succeed. I'll do anything to reach my dream - including working for Rob Michaels if I have to. Or tearing his company down from the inside. But when Rob starts showing me a kinder, gentler side of himself, I have second thoughts. Do I have what it takes to be as ruthless as he is? His Deluxe Service I was never the kind to marry for money. Until Rob Michaels offered me the stars, along with a billionaire fortune, glamorous career, and a private island. The job comes with other perks, too. Like a model-hot coworker Anya Talova, who I still cant get a read on, until I found out way more than I ever needed to know. There are some risks. Like my husbands revenge-driven brother (and his abs of steel) out to hurt my husband any way he can. Out to hurt him through me. I was never the kind to betray my husband. Until I did. His Body, Her Heart Anya Talova thought her life was perfect. A hot and heavy romance keeps her physically fulfilled while her intense, high-status job as a president at a major corporation keeps her intellectually fulfilled. But what about her heart? When a newcomer makes her question what kind of romance she really wants, everything around her starts to crumble. She finally makes a choice, but it might be too late to grab what she really wants. If she doesnt act fast and act right, everything shes ever needed could slip right through her fingers. Could you give up on easy, hot-blooded lust in exchange for the challenges of lifelong love? Note: adults only!
©2020 SSPatel Publishing (P)2020 SSPatel Publishing
Two interconnected stories. Two taboo treats. "Brandt's Cherry Girl" He's old enough to be her father. She's his best friend's daughter. Their connection is off the charts. And so very, very wrong. This can't happen. Oh, but it already is... "Sheriff's Bad Girl" He's the law and follows the rules. She's wild and out of control. His daughter's best friend is trouble. And he wants to punish her...with his teeth. Warning: These novellas are extremely hot and jam packed with insta-love. They're majorly taboo so if you have triggers about age and deviant acts, please don't listen to this. I can't be held responsible for corrupting you. If you have a taste for all things naughty, then you're going to devour these taboo treats!
©2017 K Webster (P)2017 K Webster
When Rainie rushes an injured dog to a clinic, she's appalled to recognize the veterinarian, Jake Sheffield. So not fair. His memory has haunted her for over a decade. And then he showed up at her Shadowlands BDSM club. And now he owns the veterinary clinic? The gods of cruelty must be laughing at her. Master Jake is sophisticated, wealthy, and gorgeous. Rainie's a fluffy ex-slum rat. He'd never be with a woman like her. Besides, she's been burned enough times that she won't get serious about any man. Sure, the BDSM club trainees are supposed to be seeking permanent Doms, but no harm, no foul - the Masters don't need to know the truth. As a Shadowlands Master, Jake watches out for all the trainees. But one is special. Lush body, a gift for living life to the fullest, always laughing or smiling. Now he's learned she also has a big heart. Although Rainie trips all his switches, she's avoided him since the moment she arrived...and he let her have that play. But when she lies to him about her goals, he knows the time has come for a Master to take an active part in her training.
©2014 Cherise Sinclair (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
I dont do relationships. Ive lived my life hiding my scars, revealing myself only in the scripts I write and the characters I voice. Few people know the real me. Im too careful. Too afraid of getting burned all over again. Enter Beverly Martin. A movie star. A woman so beautiful and caring she makes my heart ache. She says she wants me - and her touch almost makes me believe a girl like her could love a man like me. But being with her would mean letting the spotlight of fame shine on me, too. Im not sure I can do that - even if walking away means losing the woman I love.
©2018 Julie Kenner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lexi Blake comes a new story in her Masters and Mercenaries series
A second chance at first love Years before, Wade Rycroft fell in love with Geneva Harris, the smartest girl in his class. The rodeo star and the shy academic made for an odd pair but their chemistry was undeniable. They made plans to get married after high school but when Genny left him standing in the rain, he joined the Army and vowed to leave that life behind. Genny married the towns golden boy, and Wade knew that he couldnt go home again. Could become the promise of a lifetime Fifteen years later, Wade returns to his Texas hometown for his brothers wedding and walks into a storm of scandal. Gennys marriage has dissolved and the town has turned against her. But when someone tries to kill his old love, Wade cant refuse to help her. In his years after the Army, hes found his place in the world. His job at McKay-Taggart keeps him happy and busy but something is missing. When he takes the job watching over Genny, he realizes what it is. As danger presses in, Wade must decide if he can forgive past sins or let the woman of his dreams walk into a nightmare....
©2018 DLZ Entertainment, LLC (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Detective Atticus Ware gave up Idaho to start again in the California mountains, close to his imprisoned brother. Although he's found good friends, the experienced Dominant wants more than the "do me" submissives flocking around him. He needs a woman to give her heart, as well as her body. After Virginia Cunningham exhausts herself propping up a failing relationship, she accepts a social worker job far, far away in a California prison. Invited to observe BDSM classes on a wilderness camping trip, she's shocked - her fiancé had insisted BDSM was a fabrication to sell books. But when Atticus lures her into participating, she learns submission under the hands of a powerful Dom is beyond anything she'd imagined. Nonetheless, she can't permit a relationship - she'd just lose herself again. Finally, Atticus has found the woman he wants in his life. In his bed. In his cuffs. Only she keeps backing away. Well...if he has to help a little counselor get her head on straight, he's just the Dom for the job.
©2015 Cherise Sinclair (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Are you looking for a dashing new book-boyfriend? Indulge in five of them with Daring Desires. Daring the Neighbor: After daydreaming about him from afar, Sabrina is finally ready to act on her fantasies with her super-sexy neighbor Ethan. Will one sizzling night be enough, or will it ignite the burning flames of desire she has kept deeply buried for so long? Daring His Passion: Reed saw Cassie first. He wanted her first. He ached for her first. But his best friend claimed her first. When Reed finally gets the chance for a night of scorching passion in the arms of the woman he loves, will it quench his thirst or leave him yearning for more? Daring Rescue: Cade owes Becca. She needs him. Hell save her...no matter what. What happens when the rescuer needs to be rescued? Will Cade and Becca be able to save each other in this suspenseful tale of robbery versus romance? Daring Her Captor: Wyatt is the last man Belle should want. Will they be able to resist the lure of a sexy enemies-to-lovers romance? Even if they give in to their cravings, will they ever be able to move beyond their roles as captor and prisoner? Daring the Judge: One night of sizzling passion in each others arms threatens to ruin both of their lives. Sienna and Jake cant get what they want without destroying each other. Who will come out on top? Fans of Sylvia Day, Ruth Cardello, and Helen Hardt are sure to enjoy listening to this steamy contemporary romance collection of stand-alones. Ethan, Reed, Cade, Wyatt, and Jake are sexy heroes who are talented at smudging their ladies lipstick, not their mascara. Meet them now by listening to Daring Desires Complete Collection.
©2019 Ann Omasta (P)2020 Ann Omasta
The prodigal returns at last.... Will Sweetgrass ever be the same? The second boxed set in Jean Brashear's much-loved Sweetgrass Springs series about a little town where hearts go to heal. Texas Rebel: a former rebellious teen turned billionaire's reunion with his teenage sweetheart and a secret baby he never knew about. Texas Blaze: What happens when a shark lawyer in stilettos has a fling with a hot firefighter determined to find Suzy Homemaker? Texas Christmas Bride: All he wants is the girl he thought he'd lost forever.
©2014 Jean Brashear (P)2018 Jean Brashear
Bron Du Murier is tall, handsome, and a true gentleman. He's also an expert con artist and art thief who's never been caught. When he runs into his high school crush, the beautiful Karis Melendez, old sparks re-ignite and things are looking up for Bron Du Murier. That is, until he realizes that Karis is the FBI agent assigned to catch him.
©2016 Belmonte Publishing , LLC (P)2016 Belmonte Publishing LLC
Off the court, tennis star Jason Cartwright's playboy image is taking a public beating. On the court, he's down 40-love. A knee injury is shutting down his game, and the paparazzi are splashing his love life on every magazine. A comeback is in order, but the makeover he needs to save his faltering career is in the hands of the woman he loved and left 15 years ago. While single-mom Izzy Connors sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, even without it, she knows Jason isn't the star he appears to be. Although his charm and good looks haven't dimmed since he broke her heart, all she sees is his wasted talent and playboy lifestyle. Can Izzy put the past behind her and help Jason get his game, and his image, back on track? Or will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart?
©2010 Nana Malone (P)2013 Nana Malone
A collection of 80 poems chronicling the emotions inspired by love, both the light and the dark - the raven which haunts our shoulder at some point in our lives.
©2017 Geoffrey Charles Pate (P)2017 Geoffrey Charles Pate
McKay-Taggart operative Riley Blade has no intention of returning to Los Angeles after his brief stint as a consultant on mega-star Lyle Tarpins latest action flick. Not even for Natasha Black, Tarpins sexy personal assistant whod gotten under his skin. Why would he, when Tasha made it absolutely clear that - attraction or not - she wasnt interested in a fling, much less a relationship. But when Riley learns that someone is stalking her, he races to her side. Determined to not only protect her, but to convince her that - no matter what has hurt her in the past - hes not only going to fight for her, hes going to win her heart. Forever. The Lexi Blake Crossover Collection features a new novel by Lexi Blake and five books by some of her favorite writers: Close Cover by Lexi Blake, Her Guardian Angel by Larissa Ione, Justify Me by J. Kenner, Say You Won't Let Go by Corinne Michaels, His to Protect by Carly Phillips, and Rescuing Sadie by Susan Stoker.
©2018 J. Kenner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
The legacy of Alexandra Ripley's Charleston lives on in this next installment in her Deep South saga. Let the passion, deception, secrets, and revenge creep under your skin like South Carolina heat as you plunge into this gripping novel of Southern intrigue.
©1992 Alexandra Ripley (P)1992 Dove Audio, Inc.
Volume 14 in the New York Times best-selling Arrangement Serials Sean Ferro is a liar. Everything he's ever told me melts away until only the truth remains and I don't like what I see. Gabe tried to warn me, but I didn't understand the depths of Sean's corruption until he let them take me away. After everything we've been through, I'm crushed, but I refuse to accept this fate. Screw that, I'm not dying tonight.
©2014 H.M. Ward (P)2014 H.M. Ward
I cant believe I kissed my boss! And I didnt even know it was him. When I started my new job as the social media manager for Alchemy Enterprises, I had no idea who my sexy rich American management consultant was. There was something strange about the way he spoke. I felt drawn to him, but thought he was hiding something. He is supposed to be American, but he had an foreign accent. Something was off, and I had to find out what it was. Even when I found out who he was, I knew he was off-limits, but I couldnt resist. Those eyes. That smile. I knew it was wrong, but it felt so right. I knew I should stop...but could I?
©2020 Jillian Riley (P)2020 Jillian Riley
Daddy Dom Mafia Romance. DEADLY DADDY Ich kann kaum glauben, was mir dieser dämliche Dealer als Pfand anbietet, bis er seine Schulden begleichen kann: seine Stiefschwester. Solche Deals mache ich nicht - zumindest denke ich das, bis ich den ersten Blick in Violets Augen werfe. Ich kann sie unmöglich bei diesem inkompetenten Vollidioten lassen. Violet braucht jemanden, der sie beschützt. Sie braucht... einen Daddy. DANGEROUS DADDIES Was ist schlimmer, als verkatert und gefesselt im Bett eines fremden Mannes aufwachen? Im Bett von zwei fremden Männern aufzuwachen... WICKED DADDY James Thompson hat wichtige Informationen gestohlen, die ich für meine Familie auftreiben soll. Eigentlich ein langweiliger Standardjob, bis ich herausfinde, dass seine Schwester Nightingale an dem Deal beteiligt ist. Ich weiß definitiv, wie ich die kleine Nachtigall zum Singen bringe... Die "Mafia Daddies" sind wie eine Achterbahnfahrt - so viele Gefühle auf so kurzer Strecke. Wenn du keine Kurzgeschichten (jeweils ca. 15.000 Wörter) magst, die leicht (bis sehr) übertrieben und unrealistisch sind und weder etwas mit dominanten (bis sadistischen) Daddies (ja, das Wort kommt oft vor) noch mit der Mafia-Thematik anfangen kannst, ist das hier kein Buch für dich. #sorrynotsorry
©2018 Mia Kingsley (P)2019 Miss Motte AUDIO
Wishful is a Southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains books 10-12. You Were Meant for Me (Book 10) It was just supposed to be a fling, so they agreed to no last names - a decision Mitch regretted the moment he woke up to find Tess gone. When fate gives them another chance, they dive headlong back into their affair to find out whether theres more than simply heat. But when Tess ends up pregnant, hell have the biggest fight of his life convincing her that their fling should be forever. A Lot like Christmas (Book 11) Hannah's waiting tables at Wishful's Dinner Belles diner and dreaming of getting an interior design business off the ground. What better way to practice and show off her skills than with some holiday decorating? Jaded Ryan, an army medic on leave, and his cantankerous great uncle Percy are desperately in need of Christmas cheer - and a referee. Can Hannah's warmth thaw these frosty hearts? Dancing Away with My Heart (Book 12) After a high school trauma hit like a ton of bricks, Lexi has spent years avoiding her best friend Zach. Now, she's back in town just in time for the high school reunion she never planned to attend. All she wants to do is get through this with her secret - and her heart - intact. But what if 10 years is just the right amount of time for Zach to finally get a clue?
©2020 Kait Nolan (P)2020 Kait Nolan
Spend a summer with three of your favorite authors! Come to Spruce Island, off the coast of Washington, and visit Rainshadow Lodge, a rambling Victorian. Three women each spend a month there - a month that will change their lives! Old Things by Jill Barnett Catherine, divorced for almost a decade, returns to the lodge, where she'd spent summers while she was growing up. Now, all these years later, she encounters Michael, the love of her teenage life - and falls for him all over again! Private Paradise by Debbie Macomber The next month Beth shows up with her teenage son, Paul. It's their first vacation since she was widowed. She ends up sharing the place with an attractive stranger, John Livingstone, and his difficult 12-year-old, Nikki. Soon Paul and Nikki have plans for their parents.... Island Time by Susan Wiggs Then in August architect Mitch Rutherford comes to the island, where he's joined by Rosie Galvez, who's been hired to provide an environmental report. Mitch is a workaholic on a deadline while Rosie's attitude is...relaxed. But they fall in love despite - or because of - their differences. Experience the romance of That Summer Place!
©2015 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Handsome white-knight police officer Jack Stratton is back in this action-packed, thrilling adventure. When his sexy old flame disappears, no one thinks it's suspicious except Jack and one unbalanced witness. Jack feels in his gut that something is wrong. He knows that Marisa has a past, and if it ever caught up with her - it would be deadly. Determined to buck the critics and listen to his instincts, he and his feisty sidekick Alice (aka Replacement) plunge ahead and start tracking down leads, hoping to find Marisa in time. The trail leads them into all sorts of trouble - landing them smack in the middle of an all-out mob war between the Italian Mafia and the Japanese Yakuza. When evidence surfaces that Marisa was kidnapped, Jack must navigate through the warring parties, assassins, and cold-blooded hit men to outwit the cunning kidnappers before it is too late. As the body count rises, the stakes in this game are life and death, with no rules except one - Jacks Are Wild. If you love a strong hero, smart women sleuths, and more twists and turns than a piece of licorice - you have found your book!
©2014 Greyson Media (P)2017 Greyson Media
When forbidden desire becomes something deeper, the past is exposed, and the betrayal is more than either expected. Krystina Cole was scarred from a traumatic past. She knew her capacity for love was limited and that only she alone could repair the pieces of her shattered heart. But that was before meeting Alexander Stone. Now he was everywhere she turned. In her mind. In her heart. And in her soul. He was her addiction. Alexander had rules. Krystina's quick wit and firecracker attitude was the complete opposite of what he wanted in a woman. Being with someone like her was a risk. He had too many secrets. Surrendering the truth about his fathers murder would be devastating to him and to the empire he worked so hard to build. Yet, he couldnt get Krystina out of his mind. Bound by their passion to be together, they fight to let go of the shadows that haunt them. As two shattered souls, wrapped in each others arms, trust becomes their ultimate bond. However, committing to each other was only the beginning. Caught up in their blazing desire, they unexpectedly find themselves facing the pain from a past that wont set them free. When Alexander is blackmailed into revealing the secret hes kept since childhood, it threatens everything Krystina and Alexander fought so hard to overcome. Including Alexander's very identity. Follow the journey of Alexander Stone and Krystina Cole in The Stone Series, a heart-wrenching and seductively steamy three-book series. This bundle includes Heart of Stone, Stepping Stone, and Set In Stone.
©2015, 2018 Dakota Willink (P)2018 Dakota Willink
Five rereleased novellas, one USA Today best-selling author. Our Broken Love is a collection of novellas by Terri Anne Browning, three of which were originally written under a different pen name. Follow five stories of women who don't realize just how strong they are until their hearts are shattered. Kari: She's loved him from day one...but over the years, he only pushed her away. Until her 21st birthday, when he turns her world upside down. Eve: She's hidden her feelings carefully. But after staring death in the face, she knew it was time to give in to what she felt. Erin: After nearly six years, Erin Calloway has finally come home. But she's not alone. What will she do when her past comes face-to-face with their daughter? Alexis: She was broken.... She nearly lost everything. Needing a change of scenery, however, drops her right into the past she can't remember. Reese: She's been running for too long. But coming face-to-face with MMA champion Kieran Stone makes her wonder if it was time to stop running.
©2012, 2017; 2013, 2017; 2012, 2017; 2013, 2017; 2012, 2017 Anna Henson/Terri Anne Browning (Kari); Anna Henson/Terri Anne Browning (Eve); Anna Henson/Terri Anne Browning (Erin); Anna Henson/Terri Anne Browning (Alexis); Anna Henson/Terri Anne Browning (Reese) (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Bridget Taylor just launched her new romance series! The Ink Romance Series is now out! This is Book 2 of the Series Ink Lies. What lies beneath the ink? Kane's exterior is tough like armor, but the one person that penetrates it most is Leslie Benton. The amount of effort he puts in to keep her away doesn't matter - she quickly has chipped away at his walls. When Leslie's stalker reveals his true nature and Kane's enemy comes to seek revenge, can Kane fully give himself over to Leslie instead of the broken man he has become? Leslie is afraid she is doomed. Once again, she put herself in the position to be shattered again. She exhausts herself trying to replace Kane, but no one has lived up to the feeling her body gets whenever she is around Kane Bridgeshaw. When she needs him most, not just some of him, but all of him, can he be the man she needs him to be? Or is she doomed for a life with a shattered heart?
©2018 Bridget Taylor (P)2019 Bridget Taylor
A woman's work. Amy Slaten has devoted her life to Slaten Industries. After ousting her corrupt father and taking over the CEO role, she thought she could relax and enjoy taking her company to the next level. But an old business rivalry rears its ugly head. The only thing that can possibly take her mind off business is the training class at Sanctum...and her training partner, the gorgeous and funny Flynn Adler. If she can just manage to best her mysterious business rival, life might be perfect. A man's commitment. Flynn Adler never thought he would fall for the enemy. Business is war, or so his father always claimed. He was raised to be ruthless when it came to the family company, and now he's raising his brother to one day work with him. The first order of business? The hostile takeover of Slaten Industries. It's a stressful job so when his brother offers him a spot in Sanctum's training program, Flynn jumps at the chance. A lifetime of devotion. When Flynn realizes the woman he's falling for is none other than the CEO of the firm he needs to take down, he has to make a choice. Does he take care of the woman he's falling in love with or the business he's worked a lifetime to build? And when Amy finally understands the man she's come to trust is none other than the enemy, will she walk away from him or fight for the love she's come to depend on?
©2016 DLZ Entertainment, LLC (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her Fusion series.... Chase MacKenzie is not the man for Maura Jenkins. A self-proclaimed life-long bachelor, and unapologetic about his distaste for monogamy, a woman would have to be a masochist to want to fall into Chase's bed. And Maura is no masochist. Chase has one strict rule: no strings attached. Which is fine with Maura because she doesn't even really like Chase. He's arrogant, cocky, and let's not forget bossy. But when he aims that crooked grin at her, she goes weak in the knees. Not that she has any intentions of falling for his charms. Definitely not. Well, maybe just once.... Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, it's an introduction to an author's world. And for fans, it's a bonus book in the author's series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2017 Kristen Proby (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Alpha Collection contains 11 steamy stand-alone stories featuring billionaires and bad boys! This collection contains 11 audiobooks for the price of one. Enjoy the complete Alpha Collection by best-selling author Simone Carter. The audiobooks have romance, lust, suspense, uncensored scenes, and no cliffhangers! This audiobooks in this collection are: Hawk's Call, Book 1 Soul Songs, Book 2 Risky Business, Book 3 Forbidden Lust, Book 4 Fleeting Love, Book 5 Mine, Always, Book 6 Bobbie and the Billionaire, Book 7 The Billionaire and the Babysitter, Book 8 Good Things Come in Threes, Book 9 Three Dollar Bill, Book 10 Clandestine, Book 11 Download your copy now! WARNING - These stories contain steamy scenes and are not suitable for all ages. 18+
©2018 Simone Carter (P)2018 Simone Carter
I came from a large family, neither rich nor poor. We never went hungry, but we always had to work for what we wanted. So when I was sent to work as the personal assistant to Isadora Lang, the 20-year-old orphan and multi-billionaire heiress, I knew I could never fit into her world. Not that I had any desire to fit in...that was, until I met her gorgeous ass of an older brother, Ashford Lang. For the last 13 years, Ashford Lang has been the substitute parent to his younger sister, and when he hears that Isadora has hired a personal assistant named Toni Gallagher, he's determined to do what he's always done - protect his baby sister. The last thing he expects when meeting Toni is a tiny, fiery redhead who doesn't give a damn who he is. A challenge no doubt. One that Ash is more than willing to take. What he doesn't know is that, soon, Toni will be the least of his concerns.
©2016 Belmonte Publishing, LLC (P)2017 Belmonte Publishing, LLC
Now in one volume, you can listen to the escapades of unsuspecting beauties as the ladies of the local Red Hat Club decide to wed them off! One by one, the club takes in a "pink" hat as their special project and finds just the right man, whether the lady realizes it or not.
©2016 Cynthia Hickey (P)2020 Cynthia Hickey
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Monica Murphy.... Designing wedding cakes is Maisey Hendersons passion. She puts her heart and soul into every cake she makes, especially since shes such a believer in true love. But then Tucker McCloud rolls back into town, reminding her that love is a complete joke. The pro football player is the hottest thing to come out of Cunningham Falls - and the boy who broke Maiseys heart back in high school. He claims he wants another chance. She says absolutely not. But Maiseys refusal is the ultimate challenge to Tucker. Life is a game, and Tuckers playing to win Maiseys heart - forever.
©2019 Monica Murphy (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
By NEW YORK TIMES best-selling Author H.M. Ward >~USA TODAY BEST SELLER~ Blackmail. Sex. Ferro. His dark hair, bright eyes, and cocky grin look just the way I remembered. The last time I saw Bryan's Ferro's beautiful body, he was naked and shimmering with sweat. This time he's wearing a tux and a wicked smirk that makes my heart beat too fast. It's been so long since I've seen him, the moment feels supercharged. But, the words that fall out of his mouth aren't what I expect and shock me to the core. They aren't light and pleasant, like ex-lovers who decided to part ways. His tone is clipped, and if his jaw locked any tighter, it would crack. He doesn't care about my personal life, my recent loss, or my boyfriend. Bryan makes his intentions clear--if I don't sleep with him, he'll ruin me.
©2013 H.M. Ward (P)2014 H.M. Ward
New Years Eve cruise
magical starry sky. Can wishes on a diamond-bright star bring together two lonely souls? Brant Mackay reacts as any firefighter would at a woman teetering on the ships railinghe pulls her to safety. But Callista Quinlan doesnt need savingshe has to toss her late husbands ashes overboard and get on with her life. A life that doesnt involve living with a risk-taker. From the moment Brants and Callistas gazes connect, theyre intrigued and interest sparks. They make a pact to explore the ships entertainmentbut only for one night. Before the night is over, Brant contemplates getting Callista to change her mind. Callista enjoys how well they get along until a shipboard disaster reveals Brants profession. Can she overcome her fear of danger to give their relationship a chance?
©2008 Linda Carroll-Bradd (P)2018 Linda Carroll-Bradd
Hannah Donovan is not my type. Intellectual and career-focused, shes a lawyer, and an intimidatingly beautiful one, at that. Id rather pump iron than open a book, and the only reason Id go to court would be for a traffic ticket. Shes the most gorgeous woman Ive ever seen. So how can I turn down her plea that I pretend to be her fiancé for one weekend? But I never expected our pretend kisses to feel so real...or for it to lead to a wild night in bed that will forever stand out as the highlight of my sex life. Our performance convinces everyone, but it was never meant to be more than a fantasy. A short-term gig before reality sets back in. I cant imagine ever being good enough for her, but Im hooked. Now Im determined to do whatever it takes to make this fake engagement real. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone romance with a guaranteed HEA!
©2018 Julie Kenner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Kaitlynn hasnt thought about Ian in years, and now, hes all she seems to think about. Is she making a mistake? More than likely, but like a moth drawn to a flame, she cant help herself. But is Greg truly in her past? And does Ian have some secrets of his own to reveal? In high school, Kaitlynn Ross seemed to have the perfect life: Captain of the cheerleaders and dating the quarterback - Greg Larson. But underneath the veneer of happiness lies a dark truth. Greg is abusive and manipulative, and piece by piece starts taking Kaitlynns happiness apart. After 15 miserable years of marriage, Kaitlynn has finally escaped. But she never expected to run into the one man she hadnt thought about in years. Those eyes. Those damn dark eyes tear through her to the very core of her being. Ian James was Greg Larsons best friend. He was also the man she always secretly loved. She was just too afraid to act on it.
©2020 Vasko Books (P)2020 Vasko Books
Unscripted Love: Kyle Vaughn had three goals in life: Become a vet, find the man of his dreams, and start a family. Chaz Hamilton took a leap of faith when he decided to pursue a career in writing, but one best seller didn't mean he could quit his day job. One magical kiss beneath fireworks and stars changed everything. Kyle and Chaz learn that the best-laid plans often go awry, the heart has a mind of its own, and the greatest love is unscripted. Someone to Call My Own: Psychic Emory Jackson and former black-ops specialist Jonathon Silver are men from two completely different worlds with one thing in common: heartbreak. Sparks fly when mutual friends introduce them, but it's so much more than basic attraction. Maybe these broken men with their jagged edges could somehow align perfectly to form something whole and beautiful. But will that realization come too late for them? Nobody's Prince Charming: Darren McCoy and Wren Davison are two opposites that shouldn't mix well. Dare believes in fairy tales, true love, and happily ever after. Wren believes in fast cars, freedom, and no-strings sex. What can these two men possibly have in common? Passions ignite once the men stop fighting their attraction, but will it be enough to overcome their differences? Contains mature themes.
©2017, 2018 Aimee Nicole Walker (P)2021 Tantor
Kristine Grayson's twisted worldview shows itself in these five stories of love, geeks, and happily ever after. In "The Charming Way", a nerdy Prince Charming falls in love with an Evil Stepmother. "Geeks Bearing Gifts" shows that even Greek Gods need computer dating services sometimes. "Name-calling", the most "normal" story in the audiobook, focuses on a woman who won't get married until she figures out what to do about her last name. "Knowing Jack" and "Artistic License" are a change of pace for Grayson-not Greek Gods, but grifters in lighthearted romances set in the old West.
©2012 Kristine Grayson (P)2013 Kristine Grayson
Fall in love! Get swept away by three feel-good stories by NY Times best-selling romance author Jean Oram. Falling for the Movie Star (Book 1) One picture. One tabloid. Two lives changed forever. Finian Alexander is one scandalous tabloid photo away from catapulting his acting career onto the A-list. All his bad boy persona needs is an agreeable member of the paparazzi to give him a friendly boost. But vacationing out in the middle of nowhere, the only photographer he knows is way too scrupulous for her own good. Or is she? Can Finian make Hailey an offer she can't resist? Or will his proposition take things too far? Falling for the Boss (Book 2) One sexy, burned out billionaire. One spitfire graduate. One small island. Tycoon Connor MacKenzie has it all from the penthouse to the world-dominating corporation. At least that's what everyone believes. Underneath it all, his life is disintegrating faster than a stock market crash. When Connor's doctor forces him to take a break, he winds up renting a cottage from a smart and sexy business grad, Maya Summer. She's eager to learn everything he knows, but will Connor's strict new no-work diet and don't-date-the-help rules leave them both starving for more than than just business? Falling for the Single Dad (Book 3) One developer. One lawyer. One unexpected chance at love. Years ago, cutthroat developer Tristen Bell had everything that ever mattered to him ripped away. Now divorced, he's shunning all that reminds him of his past and the unstoppable man he used to be. That is, until lawyer Melanie Summer steps onto the scene, turning his world upside down - and upending his thoughts about falling in love again. But will his heart learn to trust her before it's too late?
©2016 Jean Oram (P)2018 Jean Oram
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Eagle Elite series.... Every family has rules, the mafia just has more.... Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to. Do not make eye contact unless you want to die. And above all else, do not fall in love. Renee Cassani's future is set. Her betrothal is set. Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set. Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that. He's a man who doesn't take no for an answer. And he only wants one thing. Her. Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying. Good thing Vic has a firm hand.
©2018 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Six award-winning authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer Wedding Collection. Listeners will love this collection of six sweet contemporary romance novellas, centered on a summer wedding, all with one thing in common: Romance. In Melanie Jacobson's charming novella, Love Bytes, Bree is the maid of honor and Dallen is the best man. While they plan and plot over email and texting, Bree realizes that the best part about the Maui wedding might be meeting Dallen. She just hopes that he'll feel the same way. Romeo and Julie-ex is a sweet romance by Julie Wright. "Romeo" turns out to be a two-timing jerk, and when Juliet Moore's pre-ordered wedding dress arrives from UPS, Juliet curses everything male. In a stubborn streak, she decides to keep the bridal photography appointment - when Juliet shows up for the appointment and meets photographer Jack Montague, she might have to take back some of her curses on men. In Rachael Anderson's enchanting novella, The Meltdown Match, Courtney spends each summer in her hometown of Heimel, Alaska, to find inspiration for her next novel. But when she runs into former high school friend, Mitch Winters, and they both win the Meltdown Match - a traditional dating contest - Courtney discovers that leaving her hometown at the end of the summer might not be so easy this time. In Golden Sunrise, an engaging romance by Annette Lyon, Natalie takes time out of her crazy schedule to fly to Vegas for her best friend's wedding. Fortunately for Natalie, her old high-school flame, Adam, has a work commitment and can't be there as best man. But when she arrives at the wedding rehearsal - late and ragged - Adam is there. When Adam makes a wild suggestion, Natalie just may take him up on it, even though she knows he's moved on. Tide Pools is a captivating story by Heather B. Moore. Lexi makes a quick trip to Hawaii to attend her friend's wedding, and she discovers that the engaged couple, Sydney and Apelu, are still trying to match-make for her. Lexi laughs because not only does their friend David have a serious girlfriend, but he owns a restaurant on the island. But when Lexi meets David, she has a hard time remembering why all of her plans were so important. In Sarah M. Eden's delightful novella, A Regular Bloke from Stanmore, Abby is helping her sister, Caroline, plan her British wedding. That's right, Caroline is obsessed with all things British and insists on an authentic wedding in... Oregon. When they arrive at Sainsbury House reception hall, it has everything Caroline loves, and the host, Matthew Carlton, even has a British accent. Yet Abby isn't buying the whole good-looking British man with impeccable manners thing; she's determined to expose him as a fake. But the more Abby gets to know Matthew, the more she realizes how wrong she really is.
©2014 Mirror Press, LLC (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Meet Ruby, Pearl and Jade--three sisters who grew up in the paradise of St. Thomas. Each young woman has a unique path to walk, and a unique love to discover--and they are as different as the gemstones they're named for.
©2015, 2016, 2017 Toby Neal (P)2017 Toby Neal
There's nothing like finding love in a vacation getaway! Four sweet, clean romances! The Billionaire Cook, book one of The Sand Escape Resort series Callie Taylor would never be seduced by a charming, wealthy man again! An island girl, she wondered if shed ever find a love like her parents - her Australian father moved halfway around the world to be with her mother after a chance meeting. When the opportunity came up to run Turks Homeland Retreats, she took it. This was her chance to keep the islands identity alive, despite the imposing presence of Sand Escape Resort, where you could visit the Turks and Caicos without ever having to step on true island land and meet true islanders. Jude Bennet loved his new position as CEO of Sand Escape Resort. Under his leadership, Sand Escape was now a premier, exclusive hot spot for the worlds ultra-rich. Jude was fulfilled. But, every morning, when he looked out the windows of his penthouse suite and saw a curvaceous, curly-haired brunette beauty running along the outskirts of the resorts beaches, he felt a pang of emptiness. Jude and Callie discover the ingredients to love. The Billionaire Geek, book two of The Sand Escape Resort series Her given name might be Francesca Hampton, but she's always been Chessie. She'd always been drawn to the forces of nature. So, at 18, she ran away and left it behind when she realized that he fit perfectly in a world where she didn't belong. William "Gui" Peterson had it all. His work was his life. So, its only natural that he would marry Penny Hardrew, his research partner from Harvard. Penny was reliable. Gui knew she wouldnt break his heart. No, years ago, he sealed his heart after giving it away whole and having it returned back to him in pieces by a beautiful girl he could never figure out - a girl who wanted to be as free as the sea. Gui and Chessie discover that old love can be new again. The Billionaire Partner, book three of The Sand Escape Resorts series Julia Rigby didn't expect her boyfriend to break up with her. I mean, don't you sense those type of things coming? I mean, life was good. She was thriving at her job. She just won a trip to an exclusive resort. And her relationship that she thought was going strong...wasn't. Dean Lockwood was set to take over his family's billion-dollar business. He loved his work, but he couldn't imagine himself in the position. When his father insists that he attend the company's retreat at the exclusive Sand Escape resort, Dean finds himself attracted to a confused woman who thinks he won a vacation. Dean and Julia fall in love in this quirky. and fun love story! The Billionaire Tour Guide, book four of The Stone Realty Series Molly Talbots life was practical. She had a job that she was really good at. She was a travel agent extraordinaire - an expert at planning other people's adventures. Okay. The truth is Molly wasn't living passionately, and she knew it! She wanted to travel and discover the world, and...but she shouldn't do that. Molly knew all the reasons she had to play it safe. But, when she's forced into a last-minute trip to Paris, she finds herself on an adventure that she could've never planned. Joel Madden had it all. He was the CEO of a billion-dollar gemstone business. He got to discover hidden gems and show them to the world. And he got to live in Paris - the city he loved. Everything was perfect. But, he realizes that he doesn't have it all because he doesn't have anyone to share his life with. Joel and Molly discover that they are each other's missing pieces. Listen to these funny, heartwarming clean billionaire romances today!
©2020 Audrina Rain (P)2020 Audrina Rain
Wishful is a Southern romance series narrated for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains audiobooks four to six! Just for This Moment (audiobook four) A madcap, modern, marriage-of-convenience tale sure to leave fans begging for more. Three months after his sexy costar issued a cooling-off period to see if their onstage chemistry is real, Myles knows his attraction hasn't fizzled at all. But just as he's ready to unleash his dating A-game, he gets hit with a financial bomb that will devastate his business. The only answer? Find a woman to marry to gain access to a family trust. With six weeks left, the clock is ticking. Wish I Might (audiobook five) For graphic designer Cecily Dixon, building a successful life on her own terms, independent of her family's name and wealth, has been an all-important goal. Shes got one last job before taking the next step in her high-powered career - helping Reed Campbell with his struggling bookstore. The clock is ticking on Reeds last chance to convince Cecily that his small town can support her big dreams. Turn My World Around (audiobook six) Corinne was the queen of Wishful High and a straight-up mean girl. Then karma happened. Now, shes back in Wishful, a single mom trying to pick up the pieces, to make a life for her son, in a town that is less than forgiving. She ignored Tucker in high school, but he seems determined to use the upcoming Dancing with the Stars style charity event to help her win the heart of the town.
©2018 Kait Nolan (P)2019 Kait Nolan
Paige has secrets she hides and a past shed give anything to forget. Broken and wounded after the devastating loss of her parents, shes tried to navigate her way alone. Earning a lucrative contract in the modeling industry, she puts her past behind her. Until everything comes crashing down. Now she lives a quiet life out of the spotlight.
When her best friend Hazel pulls her back, she tries to fight the attraction she feels for Gabe, a charming bachelor who wants more than friendship. Gabe has been relegated to the friend zone when he so clearly wants more.
But he has secrets of his own - their past that links them together has the power to force them apart.
©2018 Johanna Dodge (P)2018 Johanna Dodge
Lilith has been trusted to run the prestigious East Haven Resort while best friend Sarah is on her honeymoon. Not an easy task, especially when having to deal directly with head chef Adam, who's not only cocky, arrogant, and French, but damn sexy to boot. It's going to be the longest two weeks of her life. Adam has tried to deny his attraction for the sexy auburn-haired goddess long enough. Now that their boss is away on her honeymoon, it seems like the right time to stir things up. But when someone tries to snake in on his recent claim, he might just have to step up his game to win the prize he desires.
©2016 Jill Sanders (P)2016 Jill Sanders
You fell in love with Tristan and Nina in Crash into Me, cheered for them as they fought to stay together in Fall into Me, and watched them finally achieve their happy ending in Give in to Me. For all the fans of the Heart of Stone series who wondered if Tristan's dream at the end of Give in to Me came true, this is for you. Join Tristan and Nina one more time and see how their happily ever after turns out.
©2014 Copper Key Media, LLC (P)2014 Tantor
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series... Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return. I have to fight it - I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us.
©2018 Julie Kenner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Have my baby. That was what my single-dad best friend, Seth, said to me while I was waitressing at the diner. His little girl wants a sibling. But Seth is a workaholic millionaire and doesn't have time to meet someone. Someone who won't screw him over, like his kid's mother. Only problem is this someone has secretly been in love with him since high school. I've been hiding it forever, not wanting to risk our friendship. Sleeping with him is my biggest fantasy. And I've fantasized plenty, being a virgin. Another thing he doesn't know. Now, I have to make the biggest decision of my life. Is having a no-strings-attached affair just to make a baby better than never having him at all? Authors note: This case of insta-love and insta-naked-time has been brewing for over a decade. Babymaking has never been so hot...or so funny...or so complicated.
©2017 Taryn Quinn (P)2018 Taryn Quinn
A slightly tarnished knight in shiny armor comes to the rescue of a damsel ready to undress for this smoking-hot knight. If only hed give her his name!
For the first time ever, get the complete Billionaire in Paris story in one convenient bundle - a steamy bad boy romance series.
On the way to work, Cheri Holt encounters two events she certainly didnt expect and isnt at all prepared for. First, shes robbed at gunpoint, and second, a good Samaritan by the name of Thomas Graham - the hottest man shes ever seen in her life - literally bursts out of the darkness and saves her from the bad guy.
Though her knights armor is slightly tarnished, Cheri is completely smitten, a damsel ready to undress.
Unfortunately, her impromptu bodyguard disappears, and so does the only witness who can back up her version of what happened during the robbery. The gunman is destined to walk free without any corroborating testimony, giving Cheri yet another reason to continue stalking her gorgeous mystery man. In a chance encounter and a passionate exchange, Cheri asks Thomas for his help, but this time the answer is no. Hes a man with a past, which prevents him from being there to rescue her again.
He tells her to turn and walk away, but Cheri finds that an impossible thing to do. Their attraction is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of feeling, and they both know it. In the end, its Thomas who cant let her go.
Just when it looks like they might be heading for a white picket fence future, his old ways revisit him, threatening to destroy the best thing thats ever happened to him...and to her.
Can Thomas and Cheri find the strength to love each other and share a future that might be tainted by the past?
Sinner-Saint series includes:
Author's note: This is a complete story in a full-length bundle, with a happily ever after ending. Recommended for 18+ listeners.
©2018 Wanita May (P)2018 Wanita May
The last person Maggie McClure expected to waltz into her bar was her ex-husband - a man that broke her heart into a million pieces five years ago when she caught him cheating on her. Yet, when Rhett Lucas shows up and saves her on a busy night, she can't help but have old feelings start to resurface. Determined to ignore his charms, Maggie finds herself in a constant tug-of-war between what her heart wants and what her mind needs. As one of country music's most notorious bad boys, Rhett has never quite let go of what he had with Maggie, their sudden breakup leaving him puzzled as to what went wrong. After a night of wild passion, can he convince her to rekindle the spark between them?
©2014 Bridget Hollister (P)2014 Bridget Hollister
Im having a millionaires baby... New Years Eve, a night of new beginnings. Asher and I talked and sipped champagne. Eventually, we went up to my room at the bed and breakfast and... Lets just say when I left that room, I was no longer a virgin. And that was it. No last names, no numbers, no pressure. Something we both desperately needed. Just a night of fun, with so much pleasure. Until I was approached for a nanny position that I wasnt sure I was equipped for. And the man behind the curtain raising his best friends little girl was... Asher. A single dad unprepared for his unexpected responsibility. A wealthy, powerful, conflicted CEO of a newspaper empire on the verge of extinction. And the father of the baby I just realized I was carrying... Authors note: CEO DADDY is a standalone single father and virgin nanny forced proximity romance novel set in our small town Crescent Cove. It has a happily-ever-after ending.
©2019 Taryn Quinn (P)2019 Taryn Quinn
Three kissable billionaire CEOs. One secret baby. One second chance. One struggling single dad. All three are unputdownable steamy romances with heartwarming HEAs. Book One: Text Me a Kiss Kady I was a prima ballerina. I had no time for a boyfriend. But one day, just for kicks, I created a profile on a dating app. At first, it was just for fun. Then, something happened I never dreamed of - I fell in love with my fathers nemesis. Graham I had everything: money, power, and good looks. Women melted in my arms like honey. Sometimes, two at a time. But one day, I woke up and decided I needed a change and created a profile on a dating app. I wanted to meet someone who would appreciate me for who I was. Thats when I found the love of my life - beautiful Kady. Then, I discovered Id made a terrible mistake... Or, was it? Book Two: Kiss and Makeup Xavier I found her again, my beautiful college sweetheart. And shes independent as ever. But she wants our relationship to be strictly business. I lost her once. I cant lose her again. Just when it seems shes about to open up, she pushes me away. I know I have to prove Ive matured, but does she still love me? Kristen Nine years. Its been nine years since I last saw him. He gave me his heart back in college. But I couldnt give him mine. Now, I think I made a mistake. Things are different. Because, Im not alone. I have a child to raise. Will he accept us both? Will he give me a second chance? Book Three: Their Stolen Kisses Cameron As CEO of Pinnacle Real Estate, I once had everything I ever wanted. A beautiful wife, a baby boy, and billions to support them. Until my wife walked out on me, married my competitor, and decided she wanted her son back. Now, Ive broken a cardinal rule. I hired my assistants secretary with curvy assets as Noahs overnight nanny. The problem is, her luscious lips and her gift with children make her irresistible. But, Im afraid to make her mine and risk history repeating itself. Diana As secretary to Cameron Harts executive assistant, I struggled to make ends meet. I needed extra work to save my childhood home from foreclosure! When my dreamy boss offered me the position as an overnight nanny for his son, I was overjoyed. Until that first steamy kiss when we melted in each other's arms. My father once told me I was too heavy. No man would ever want me. Now, I need someone I can trust. Someone older and experienced. Someone who will accept me for who I am. What if I give Cameron my heart and find out he is only stringing me along to get what he wants? Buy this sexy office romance series today. Warning: This series is intended for mature audiences only.
©2019 J.P. Comeau (P)2020 J.P. Comeau
New in San Antonio, Ali Conrad is determined to find an intellectual man. When her dates turn out less than exciting, she emails her sister a list of 10 wishes her fantasy man could provide. Her wishes start appearing, but anonymously. Ali caught apartment manager Cole Hayden's eye the day she rented the apartment. Through his computer-support business, he spotted her wish list and hopes by fulfilling them, he'll convince Ali to accept a date. But life keeps getting in the way, and he's not present when the wishes arrive, and Ali assumes the wishes are coming from another man. How far will Cole go to convince Ali he's her secret admirer?
©2006 Linda Carroll-Bradd (P)2018 Linda Carroll-Bradd
Rebound sex gone wrong, plus epically bad luck, lands me in a sticky spot - at the front of a classroom, naked, with the totally hot, totally forbidden Mr. Sketch Pad. I'm not a model, but here I am feeling more drawn to him each second. Add in that sexy smile, and I'm totally screwed.
©2014 H.M. Ward (P)2016 H.M. Ward
Shelly has always dreamed of going back to Surf Breeze. When she finally sets out on her own and buys a run-down building along the popular boardwalk, she hires a sexy but annoying contractor to help her turn it into her dream boutique. What she hadn't counted on was finding herself slowly changing with her surroundings. Fighting against an overbearing family, she'll learn to not only follow her own dreams, but stand up for something she believes in. Marcus has been waiting his whole life for a woman who could see through the horrors he'd been through as a child and the humor he uses to mask it all. Now that he found her, he's not quite sure what comes next.
©2015 Jill Sanders (P)2015 Jill Sanders
THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD ~NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER~ Volume 10 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Serials When Avery realizes that her latest client wasn't Sean she doesn't know what to do. This person has invaded her life on a personal level and to make matters worse she doesn't even know who he is. The only good thing that came from it has been seeing Sean again, but now that he's in front of her, she doesn't want to let him go. However, it's time for Avery to stop pretending and move on with her life, and she knows that Sean Ferro will not be part of it. Genre: New Adult Romance This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 20,000 words each. ~The Arrangement Vol 1-11 are available now.~ Related novels: DAMAGED & STRIPPED
©2013 H.M. Ward (P)2013 H.M. Ward
Rachel Kramer Bussel is a card-carrying bisexual. She writes about it, talks about it, blogs about it and probably tweets, too. She is in a great relationship with a boyfriend but once you go bi you never to back. Bisexuality is not about keeping your options open, it is about looking at the world and seeing a lot more sexy. In a Huffington Post article, she went on record stating, "I think ideally I'd like to have a male lover and a female lover, either a triad situation or one on one." There is no erotic mind on the planet better suited to editing Twice the Pleasure than Rachel Kramer Bussel. This big book of bi explores every option - there are girlfriends and wives, husbands and boyfriends, first dates, threesomes, and much more here. There's daring and adventure, women taking risks by stepping outside their comfort zones, whether it's by surrendering to a bodyguard in "The State" by Tahira Iqbal or confronting "The Wife" of a male lover in Kay Jaybee's story, only to be confronted right back. The women you'll read about are attracted to strong women like "The Robber Girl" in Lori Selke's story, and men who surprise them with their sensitivity, such as in Bussel's own story, "A Little Fun".
©2013 Cleis Press (P)2014 Cleis Press
Norma Anders has always prided herself on her intelligence and determination. She climbed out of poverty and put herself through school and is now a chief financial advisor at Pierce Industries. She's certainly a woman who won't be topped. Not in business anyway. But she's pretty sure she'd like to be topped in the bedroom. Unfortunately most men see independence and ambition in a woman and they run. Even her dominant boss, Hudson Pierce, has turned down her advances, leaving her to fear that she will never find the lover she's longing for. Then the most unlikely candidate steps up. Boyd, her much-too-young and oh-so-hot assistant, surprises her one night with bold suggestions and an authoritative demeanor he's never shown her in the office. It's a bad idea...such a deliciously bad idea...but when Boyd takes the reins and leads her to sensual bliss she's never known, the headstrong Norma can't help but fall under his command.
©2016 Laurelin Paige (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Grab your beach umbrella and prepare for six weeks of romance and fun in the sun with a brand-new series brought to you by USA Today bestselling authors.... Perfect Match! Six exciting, sweet novellas linked by a unifying theme. Youll want to listen to each one! Six women receive invitations from Dawson Yates, owner of Perfect Match, a brand-new online matchmaking travel agency for a free week-long vacation to the island of her choice. As part of an extensive promotional campaign, Dawson expects to make six perfect matches that he can use to champion his business. The women expect to meet the men of their dreams. What none of them anticipates is the chaos that ensues when six couples who were strangers before agreeing to spend the week together discover that love is a lot more complicated than a match made by computer algorithms. This is Brees story.... Shes traveled the world. Hes never left Nebraska. They say opposites attract. But that was before these two were matched up. When Bree Wilson receives an invitation for a free one-week vacation to an island of her choice, her gut tells her its too good to be true. But how can she refuse an offer from a good friend? Especially when its to promote his new online matchmaking travel agency. However, she wasnt prepared to spend seven days with Jayce Owens, the most annoying man shes ever encountered. Forget finding love. Will she even last the week? Bali is a long way from Nebraska. And Jayce Owens is entirely out of his element. Hed expected to meet a sweet country girl, not a sophisticated, well-traveled woman with a tenaciousness that drives him crazy. To make matters worse, when they get lost while hiking, he discovers that neither one of them has brought enough supplies to last more than a few hours. Could this once-in-a-lifetime vacation to find his perfect match wind up costing him more than his heart? Find all the Perfect Match novellas at Amazon! Bree (Raine English) Marni (Aileen Fish) Molly (Julie Jarnagin) Jade (Rachelle Ayala) Ava (Denise Devine) Maeve (Josie Riviera)
©2018 Raine English (P)2019 Raine English
Blackmail. Sex. Ferro. An engagement is the farthest thing from my mind, but as Neil holds up the ring I glance around and notice someone is missing. Maggie. The man had the audacity to invite everyone except my best friend. Where is she? When I go to find out, I don't like what I discover. Once, I'd thought I was different from the Ferros and the Campones, but when it comes down to it - I'm exactly the same.
©2014 H.M. Ward (P)2014 H.M. Ward
From New York Times best-selling author Shayla Black. After being framed for a crime he didn't commit, former private eye Nick Navarro has nothing but revenge on his mind - until a woman from his past returns to beg for his help. Beautiful widow Sasha Porter has been hunted by his enemies. Desperate, she offers him anything to keep her young daughter safe, even agreeing to become his mistress. The last thing either of them wants is emotional entanglement, but as they entrap the ruthless politician who arranged Nick's downfall and passion sizzles between them, danger closes in. Will he choose love over vengeance before it's too late?
©2016 Shelley Bradley LLC (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
The first three audiobooks of Normandie Allemans best-selling Daddys Girl series are now available in one volume. The Daddys Girl Collection includes: Daddy Morebucks: She'll go from the streets to the penthouse. The price? Her submission. Daddys Game: Football and kink collide when the game's biggest star convinces a beautiful artist to play Daddy's game. Poor Little Daddys Girl: Firefighter Hunter is used to charging into burning buildings on a daily basis, but taming spoiled socialite Charmaine may prove to be his greatest challenge yet.
©2018 Normandie Alleman (P)2018 Normandie Alleman
Selena Kitt's Power Play where those uber-hot alpha authority figures take full advantage of their status to strike up all sorts of sexy naughtiness with their subordinates! Warning: This title contains hot, steamy nobody-writes-it-like-Selena-Kitt sex between alpha authority figures and their subordinates!
©2014 Selena Kitt (P)2014 Selena Kitt
Megan Clark refused me years ago. No one refuses me. Between my money and my charisma, Ive gotten used to getting what I want. Whats the point of being a billionaire if you cant have fun? And I have a lot of fun. When Megan comes to me for help, I know exactly what my price will be. One night. No clothes. And more fun than shes ever had with any other man. Life doesnt give you many second chances, and I plan to show her everything shes been missing. But even as our chemistry crackles and sparks, shes hiding something. A secret. I have one, too: I want the one thing money cant buy me - her love.
©2018 Julie Kenner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Elisabeth Naughton comes a new story in her House of Sin series... The leaders of my House want her dead. The men I've secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup. I've been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I've got plans of my own. Before I carry out anyone else's orders, she's going to give me what I want. And only when I'm satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies. Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders....
©2018 Elisabeth Naughton (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Shayla Black comes a new story in her More Than Words series
Can I convince her our hot but temporary engagement should last forever? Im Stephen Lund, confirmed bachelor
and son of a successful billionaire whose sins I cant forget - or forgive. Though he insisted I get over his transgressions, I cant. So I put space between us with a temporary getaway to Maui. My rentals sexy caretaker, Skye Ingram, is a beautiful distraction. Yeah, its a terrible time to start a fling, but I cant help wanting to give her every bit of pleasure shes willing to take. When Skye needs a date to her ex-boyfriends wedding, Im game to play her pretend fiancé. The jerk should see what he passed up
and that Im holding her now. But our pretend engagement begins to feel real. Our passion certainly is. So are the consequences. When Im confronted with the reality that our lives are now irrevocably entwined, I have to choose between leaving Skye to return to the life - and wealth - Ive always known or abandoning everything familiar to start over with the woman who awakened my heart. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a stand-alone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
©2019 Shelley Bradley LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
USA Today best-selling author Lexy Timms brings you a billionaire with a past he pretends didn't exist and a private life he doesn't want to share with anyone - except with the one girl from his past who doesn't remember him. The box set includes books one to three: The Secret, Freedom, and Courage. The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage. The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past as better than what is was and the present worse than it actually is. Book one: The Secret Billionaire CEO Simon Diesel owns one of the largest companies in the US. Little is known about him - he keeps his personal life out of the media, despite their efforts to try to find out who the single, handsome billionaire is. He graduated out of Stanford with top honors, and while there, invested in an online company that turned into a fortune. No one knows he was just a regular kid growing up and got into Stanford on a scholarship. He'd been determined to prove to himself that he could do it. He never expected that the girl he lost his virginity to would show up in his office, looking for a job. He also never anticipated that she wouldn't remember him. Now, he has to hire her, just to prove he's the same kid from high school - just a whole lot richer. Book two: Freedom Simon Diesel, self-made billionaire, doesn't give up. That determination helped him make his money. It also pushed him to be the best - to win and to also except defeat. If you never lose, how will you know you're best? Except, now the stakes are much higher than a few million dollars. Simon's willing to risk his heart over Heather - the one person who says she's not interested in him. He's got to somehow convince the girl he lost his virginity to, years ago, that he's the perfect guy for her. Can he free his heart? Can the secrets they've kept be pushed aside. Will they find happiness? Book three: Courage Simon Diesel, billionaire extraordinaire, is being played. Either by the woman he's hopelessly in love with, or by someone he trusts. That narrows the list down significantly. There's only a handful of people Simon trusts, so it shouldn't be that hard to find the perpetrator. However, how much is he willing to risk for his company? For his heart? Will falling in love with Heather a second time be second chance or payback for the heartbreak he caused her years ago? The harder thing to do and the right thing to do is usually the same thing.
©2018 Lexy Timms (P)2020 Lexy Timms
From USA Today best-selling author KL Grayson... Abigail Darwin needs one thing in life: consistency. Okay, make that two things: consistency and order. Tired of being shackled to her obsessive-compulsive mind, Abigail is determined to break free. Which is why shes shaking things up. Fresh out of nursing school, she takes a traveling nurse position. A new job in a new city every few months? Thats a sure-fire way to keep her from settling down and falling into old habits. First stop, Cunningham Falls, Montana. The only problem? She didnt plan on falling in love with the quaint little town, and she sure as heck didnt plan on falling for its resident surgeon, Dr. Drake Merritt. Laid back, messy, and spontaneous, Drake is everything shes not. But he is completely smitten by the new, quirky nurse working on the med-surg floor of the hospital. Abby puts up a good fight, but Drake is determined to break through her carefully erected walls to find out what makes her tick. And sigh and moan and smile and laugh. Because he really loves her laugh. But falling in love isnt part of Abbys plan. Will Drake have what it takes to convince her that the best things in life come from doing what scares us the most?
©2019 KL Grayson (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
The series with over a million copies sold. Volume 15 in the New York Times best-selling Arrangement serials. It's hard to trust anyone anymore. Everyone is suspect. And I have no reprieve, no rest. I can't sleep after all I've been through. Sean is slipping away, receding back into the monster he was. Alone, I'm being smothered by death's cold shroud. Too many people have died - this ends tonight. If it kills me, so be it.
©2014 HM Ward (P)2014 HM Ward
A Glimpse Behind Palace Gates The Barrali family has seen its share of scandals. But what of those who work for the famous royals? This collection of three romantic holiday tales takes you to the Barrali Winery, to an elegant royal yacht, and through the palace's secret garden to experience the passions of those who serve. A Special Time of Year Christmas with a Prince: A Christmas wedding at the Famiglia Barrali Winery forces Holly Elliott to choose between two princes: one who holds a crown and one who could break her heart...but fulfill her every fantasy. Christmas on the Royal Yacht: When April Dietrich left New York to renovate Sarcaccia's royal palace, she also left her lover. But when Rock Fournier is hired as head chef on the royal yacht, will it cook up trouble for both their careers? Christmas with a Palace Thief: Palace security chief Umberto Niro defends the royal family from all threats, internal and external. When he finds his ex-girlfriend, a confessed thief, in the queen's closet, can he choose between duty and passion?
©2015 Nicole Burnham (P)2016 Nicole Burnham
"You won't want to put it down." "So sweet, heart warming, full of love, life, laughter and so much more." "A good relaxing read and highly recommended." First love, best friends to lovers, pretend romance, fated love, love at first sight...and more! These nine short stories will remind you how sweet true love can be. A collection of all nine Romany romance short stories.
©2019 Alessa Martel (P)2020 Alessa Martel
Second chances at life, love, and a forever home don't come every day. Faith Daniels leaves a successful Silicon Valley career to follow her life's dream: In Cedar Grove she builds a foster home for unwanted and abused dogs. She knows dogs have the ability to love even after being abandoned. Abandoned by her fiancé and friends, Faith wishes she could learn to love and trust again. Tanner Keen leaves behind the stress of his multimillion-dollar advertising firm to save his life. He needs peace and quiet. So when a friend asks him to help a small-town animal shelter, the opportunity seems perfect. But all is not peaceful at the shelter in Cedar Grove. Can Faith and Tanner discover the deceit in others and still find trust in each other? Love's always paws-able.
©2015 Books To Go Now (P)2015 Books To Go Now
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Corinne Michaels comes a new story in her Salvation series... I was poised to become partner at my law firm even before I became secretly engaged to my boss. After being humiliated by him on my wedding day, I cant face working for him any longer. So I quit, waving my middle finger on my way out. Now the only things Im poised for are unemployment and loneliness. When an opportunity with Cole Security arises, it seems like the perfect way to run, all the way to Virginia Beach. I wasnt expecting my childhood sweetheart to be there. I definitely wasnt prepared that when we saw each other again, Benjamin Pryce would be so grown-up. So gorgeous. So Navy SEAL-ish. And still the same guy who broke my heart when I was fifteen - and could do it again. They say if youre fooled once, shame on them. The second time, its on you. The third time, its going to be me that runs...unless he can convince me to stay forevermore. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
©2019 Corinne Michaels (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Cara McLeod, the girl most likely to have the perfect marriage, is now divorced and, in her own words, "fat, frumpy, and over forty." The thought of facing former classmates - and the ex-husband who dumped her - at her high school reunion terrifies her. Cajoled into attending by her kids and her best friend, Cara enlists help at the gym to lose weight and look great for the reunion. Personal trainer Finn Cooper is more than willing to help - but does he have to be so to-die-for gorgeous?
Finn thinks Cara is perfect just the way she is. She's everything he wants in a woman, except for one thing - she can't get past the fact that he's eight years younger. To Finn, age and weight are just numbers. But can he convince Cara the numbers she worries about add up to only one thing for him - love?
©2011 Jana Richards (P)2018 Jana Richards
Here is the complete Delicate series, a seriously hot and provocative romance by Lucia Jordan, crafted in her signature style of high passion and emotion. Wealthy hotelier Liam Marshall has been attracted to Paige Irving ever since the first time he saw her and tasted her delicious food, but the chef is such a quiet, reserved woman. He suspects that she feels the same deep physical attraction that he does, but he can't be sure if she can handle the needs of his lustful appetite. When Paige is called to cook exclusively for him in his palatial apartment, they become stranded together during a blackout, and Paige soon reveals the sensual woman behind her cool façade has a need to submit to his command. Alone with Paige in the dark, Liam discovers that the lovely chef responds beautifully to his sensual control. Has he finally found the perfect lover to satisfy all his needs? Only mature listeners should download this book.
©2020 Wild Hearts Romance (P)2021 Wild Hearts Romance
Volume 17 in the New York Times best-selling Arrangement serials There are choices that change a life forever. I know with complete certainty my life would have been very different if I'd chosen another path. But I didn't. I chose Sean. In the moments he's missing, the remnants of my world topple. Peter is a pillar of strength, but he's still a Ferro through and through. If I don't go after Marty alone, I risk Peter reverting to the man he once was. If I do go alone, I may never come back. My life pivots on a pinhead, forcing me again to choose between logic and love.
©2014 H.M. Ward (P)2015 H.M. Ward
Whispers of the Locke Brothers fill the town, facts and reality twisted to fit what these motherf--kers believe they know about us. That were sadistic bastards, incapable of any real emotions or fear. Maybe theyre not wrong about that
Aston Locke - Damaged Sterling Locke - Savage Ace Locke - Twisted We taught ourselves how to love in the best way we know how. When it comes to giving our heart away, we do it with everything in us. We may be dangerous sons of b*tches, but we love hard as sh*t
Meet the Locke Brothers today to see what makes them so damaged, savage, and twisted. Damaged Locke (Locke Brothers, 1) Savage Locke (Locke Brothers, 2) Twisted Locke (Locke Brothers, 3)
©2018 Victoria Ashley, Jenika Snow (P)2019 Victoria Ashley, Jenika Snow
This inaugural collection of erotic romance features the very best of the genre. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship. Each of these masterfully written tales contains the essence of true romance: a central love story and an emotionally satisfying, optimistic ending. What sets Best Erotic Romance apart is the scorching-hot sex and the happily-ever-after (or happy-for-now) ending. Award-winning romance writer and editor Kristina Wright and her cast of terrific romance writers have crafted stories that touch the hearts and minds of readers, and linger in the memory for a long, long time.
©2011 Cleis Press (P)2013 Cleis Press
They say the best way to get over a broken heart is a random hook-up. So my new BFF is dragging me to a bar. All I have to do is wear a slutty dress, choose a dude, and do the deed, right? The thing is, this isn't me. I'm the good girl - the one who has sex for love. But, since the love of my life is shacked up with someone else, I guess it's time to move on. One night, one time. That's all. I'll have a clean slate. A guy with a sketch pad, sitting alone, catches my eye. I'm a sucker for the artistic type with dark hair and bright blue eyes. Soon we're in his hotel room doing things I've never done. His smoldering body, perfectly toned with hot skin and a firm touch, has my mind reeling with the things to come. We're both naked and glistening with sweat, breathless. And then he darts, right before doing the deed, abandoning me in his room. He doesn't return. A week later I see him again, and realize that he wasn't just a random guy. My heart clenches at the massive mistake, and I still don't grasp the extent of it. I should have run and never looked back.
©2014 H.M. Ward (P)2016 H.M. Ward
When Amber Watson walks in on her husband in the throes of extramarital passion with one of his employees, her comfortable, passion-free life is shattered in an instant. Worse, the fate of the successful country music bar that bears her family's name suddenly hangs in the balance. Her soon to be ex-husband is one of the bar's official owners, his mistress one of its employees. Will her divorce destroy her late father's legacy? Not if Amber's adopted brother, Caleb, has anything to do with it. The wandering cowboy has picked the perfect time for a homecoming. Better yet, he's determined to use his brains and his fists to put Amber's ex in his place and keep the family business intact. But Caleb's long absence has done nothing to dim the forbidden desire between him and the woman the State of Texas considers to be his sister. Years ago, when they were just teenagers, Caleb and Amber shared a passionate first kiss beside a moonlit lake. But that same night, tragedy claimed the life of Caleb's parents, and the handsome young man went from being a family friend to Amber's adopted brother. Has enough time passed for the two of them to throw off the roles Amber's father picked for them all those years ago? Will their desire for each other save the family business or put it in greater danger? Dance of Desire is the first contemporary romance from award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Christopher Rice, told with the author's trademark humor and heart. It also introduces listeners to a quirky and beautiful town in the Texas Hill Country called Chapel Springs. Please note: Dance of Desire contains fantasies of dubious consent, acted on by consenting adults. Listeners with sensitivities to those issues should be advised.
©2016 Christopher Rice (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD ~NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER~ Volume 9 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Serials When Avery finds out that the cowboy who requested her services for the night is Marty, things take an unexpected turn. If Avery declines her friend, she'll be in trouble with Miss Black, but if she accepts--this could mean a new, normal relationship and saying farewell to Sean forever. Genre: New Adult Romance This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 20,000 words each. ~The Arrangement Vol 1-11 are available now.~ Related novels: DAMAGED & STRIPPED
©2013 H. M. Ward (P)2013 H. M. Ward
Boxed set - five full length contemporary romances - the first in the series, Concealed in My Heart, is a Readers' Favorite Award Winner.
All of my Warren family women are strong-willed. No matter how many times they face defeat, they get back up stronger and more determined than ever to let nothing stand in the way of their happiness.
Concealed in My Heart - Charity's life is torn asunder by betrayal. When she falls in love with her best friend and costar, she tries to conceal that love, because she knows from past experience it can only lead to more pain and heartbreak.
©2015 Regina Dee Puckett (P)2017 Regina Puckett
A re-imagined Cinderella. At the strike of midnight its all over! Cinde R. Ella puts it all on the line to win back what is rightfully hers, which was stolen by her evil stepmother. In one night at a secret masquerade ball she makes a deal with a masked stranger. Can this magnetic stranger give her what she wants? One deal. One night. Winner gets everything. Cinde is willing to make a deal and barter with the only thing she has of her very own. Can she make the deal of her life all before the strike of midnight?
©2019, 2020 Catherine Mckoy (P)2021 Catherine Mckoy
Blackmail. Sex. Ferro. Time is my enemy, and I won't waste another second. I have a choice to make: a life with Neil or what's left of life with Bryan. I make my decision but could lose everything when the one Ferro I never want to see interferes. I feel like my life is spiraling out of control, but this could lead to what I've been searching for all along - hope.
©2014 H.M. Ward (P)2015 H.M. Ward
Zoe and her best friends make a pact to wear a Christmas mistletoe headband until a man kisses them. It worked for Kara, and Zoe's next in line. Now it's Saint Patrick's Day. Zoe's met handsome Irish businessman, Carrick Kelly, but can she lay her heart on the line for someone who may be gone in a few days. Her job depends on Carrick signing a contract with her advertising agency, but he doesn't think much of her boss's ideas. Torn between growing feelings for Carrick and work commitments, will Zoe get a little luck of the Irish to help her make a decision?
©2015 Books To Go Now (P)2015 Books To Go Now
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Laura Kaye comes a new story in her Raven Riders series
Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close - because distance is the only way to ensure people cant hurt you. And hes had enough pain for a lifetime. But then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack. Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerrys whole life, so shes stunned to realize she has an enemy - and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emmas ever known, and shes as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more - until one night of passion lands him in her bed. But breaking the rules comes at a price, forcing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love.
©2018 Laura Kaye (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Laila Byrne made a final promise to her friend. She will travel more and work less. After sticking a pin in a map of the world, she heads off to Ireland. Laila's trip doesn't work out as planned, but the mix-up results in a chance encounter with a handsome Irishman, Alasdair. Alasdair spends all his waking hours trying to figure out how to keep his family's century old pub, The Empress of Ireland, open for business. He doesn't have time for anything. But when the lovely American comes across his path, will he find time? Once you come to Ireland, you may never leave.
©2014 Jennifer Conner (P)2014 Books to Go Now
In a desperate bid to escape the bitter reality of her children accepting her ex-husbands new - and younger - fiancée, Lisa Cavendish travels from the UK to accompany her friend to a high school reunion. The last thing she expects is to fall in love with the school soccer coach who, it appears, holds as much regard for his child as her ex did when he walked out on them. Aaron Taylor cant believe his eyes or ears when he is introduced to Lisa. Sexy and funny, she has no idea how her accent enhances the heartbreak he endures waiting for his daughter to ask him to return to the UK. But after spending three short weeks with Lisa, he sees the answer to his pain in the eyes of the most phenomenal British lady he has ever met.
©2010 Rachel Brimble (P)2018 Rachel Brimble
During his decade as an international pop star, Jesse McCall has lived every day in the fast lane. A committed hedonist reveling in amazing highs, globetrotting, and nameless encounters, he refuses to think about his loneliness or empty future. Then tragedy strikes. Shocked and grieving, he sheds his identity and walks away, searching for peace. Instead, he finds Bristol Reese, a no-nonsense beauty scraping to keep her business afloat while struggling with her own demons. He's intent on seducing her, but other than a pleasure-filled night, she's not interested in a player, especially after her boyfriend recently proposed to her sister. In order to claim Bristol, Jesse has to prove he's not the kind of man he's always been. But when she learns his identity and his past comes back to haunt him, how will he convince her that he's a changed man who wants nothing more than to make her his forever?
©2015 Shelley Bradley LLC (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Life is hard. Life leaves you beaten, broken...alone. Then one day a stranger touches your hand, and you feel something intense, unforgettable, yet you want to forget. You need to forget. It's safer than believing in things you've decided don't exist. You know all about shattered promises and lost hope. You know them so much better than you know this excited, warm, wonderful feeling, and it scares you. He scares you, but he also makes you feel alive again. He makes you realize you haven't really been living. You're surviving, and you fear he's the one who'll make you forget how to keep doing it. But what if he's the one who changes everything?
©2014 Lisa Renee Jones (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Benji leans in close to whisper in my ear, and his breath on my neck hints at the waves of pleasure he could send right through me, right there and then. "Do you want to come home with me?" he asks, and I nod, a little stunned. It seems that my mind has been made up for me. But then Liam's fingers start to work their way up my thigh. He leans in close, too. "And me," he pants, clearly as turned on as I feel. I flick my eyes between them both, trying to work out what they mean. Both of them, together? Oh my God. The prospect of being with two men at once rattles my nerves. I've never done that before. But my excitement at the prospect far outweighs my trepidation. WARNING - This story has hot and steamy content and is not suitable for all ages. 18+
©2016 Simone Carter (P)2016 Simone Carter
Alfies wild university days are over. In an effort to make a new image for himself, he takes over as CEO of his fathers company and lives a proper life, wowing people with his innovation. The only thing missing is a good woman and some excitement. Both are just around the corner. Being the good guy that he is, he rescues his best friends bride as she runs from the alter the day of the wedding and for good reason. His best pal cheated on her the night before and many nights before. He offers her a place to stay for a few weeks, and the welcomed friendship quickly turns into a taboo relationship that he cant live without. What will the world think when the story comes out? Is this beautiful American woman worth the stain that might taint his new reputation?
©2017 Ownit Publishing LLC (P)2018 Ownit Publishing LLC
Have you ever wanted to be dominated by Alpha men of all shapes, types, and sizes? This collection of hot stories is exactly what you may be looking for. A three-part series of audiobooks including: The Billionaire Stepbrother The Billionaire Fighter The Billionaire Criminal Enjoy this classic series of affluent bad boys that will leave you wanting more.
©2015 Katrina Ivory (P)2015 Jeffrey Ito
THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD Volume 4 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Serials Avery finds out too late that her heart isn't cut out to be a call girl. She's too attracted to Sean. Avery doesn't just want Sean's body, she wants his heart. When he sent her away, Avery was devastated. Trying to pick up the pieces is hard, especially since she can't get another job. Caught in an impossible position with her employer, everything hinges on making this next client happy, but things don't go as they should. To make matters worse, Sean shows up at the worst time. Avery dreams of a chance to start over, to erase Sean from her life forever and leave her old life behind. But, it's beginning to look more and more like just a dream. Genre: New Adult Romance This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 20,000 words each. The Arrangement Vol 1-11 are available now. Related novels: DAMAGED & STRIPPED
©2013 H.M. Ward (P)2013 H.M. Ward
They had nothing in common but a desperate passion.... Billionaire Jason Denning lived life fast and hard in a world where anything could be bought and sold, even affection. But all that changed when he met "Greta", a beautiful stranger ready to explore her hidden desires. From a blue-collar family, Gia Angelotti wore a badge, fought for right - and opened herself utterly to love him. Blindsided and falling hard, Jason does the first impulsive thing of his life and hustles her to the altar. Until a second chance proves that forever could be theirs. Then tragedy rips Jason's new bride from his arms and out of his life. When he finds Gia again, he gives her a choice: spend the three weeks before their first anniversary with him or forfeit the money she receives from their marriage. Reluctantly, she agrees to once again put herself at his mercy and return to his bed. But having her right where he wants her is dangerous for Jason's peace of mind. No matter how hard he tries, he finds himself falling for her again. Will he learn to trust that their love is real before Gia leaves again for good?
©2014 Shelley Bradley LLC (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Burke is the missing piece to Averys puzzle, but is he as perfect as he seems? Avery Martins life screeched to a halt 10 years ago when a drunk driver killed her parents, and any hope she had for a normal life disappeared. Now all she has to show for her life is a dead-end job in an antiques store owned by Margot, Averys boss that treats her like a slave. She has no idea who she is or what she wants, she just knows something - or someone - is missing from her life. Burke Stone instantly fell for Avery Martin when he first saw her at the courtroom on the day of his stepbrothers trial nine years ago. Even through her grief, she was the most demure young lady hed ever seen, a perfect mix of sensuality and innocence. So when Burke walks into the store where Avery works she has no idea who he is - all she knows is shes completely entranced by the mysterious strangers charm and seductive good looks. But as the passion starts to intensify, Avery begins to discover the man of her dreams is no stranger at all. Will Avery be able to overcome the tragedy of her past to create a future with Burke?
©2020 Vasko Books (P)2020 Vasko Books
A collection of many short stories. You may be surprised at how some of these stories might reflect you or your real-life situation. Dr. Val is a college professor and has taught creative writing for many years. Listening to her short stories can be entertaining, as well as help get your own creative juices flowing. After listening to this, if you are inspired, connect with Dr. Val at firstname.lastname@example.org Stories are filled with romance, abuse, sex, crime, memoirs, and more. New to this collection: "Grandmother's Pride", "The Candelabrum", "I Quit!", and "Christie and Drew".
©2015, 2012 Reality Today Forum (P)2015 Reality Today Forum
Shes a waitress with no room for distractions. Hes a prince wishing for a simpler life. Is there any hope for a happily ever after? Julie Winters life is simple: work and college. Her five-year life plan doesnt allow for detours of any kind, and that includes no dating. With her family counting on the money she makes from her tips at the lodge, Julie is serious about her responsibilities. She definitely wont let a man distract her, even when he looks like Max, a guest from Europe. But when Julies old car breaks down, the mysterious Max is the one to rescue her. And when she needs an archery tutor, Max volunteers for the job. Soon, theyre spending time together, and Julie likes it. Maybe a little too much. Prince Maximilian Wolfe is in the US to look for investors, not to find a girlfriend. His friend Prince Henry likes to go clubbing, but Max prefers the simple things. When he meets Julie at the restaurant where she works, hes immediately intrigued by her beautiful brown eyes. Julie is different and genuine, and Max looks for ways to spend more time together. Theres only one problem - Julie doesnt know Max is a prince. Current titles in the Royal Secrets series: Audiobook one: Taming the Prince by Addison Quinn Audiobook two: Dancing with the Prince by Kennedy Larsen Audiobook three: Serving the Prince by Sophia Conrad Coming soon: Audiobook four: Dating the Prince by Addison Quinn Audiobook five: Forgetting the Prince by Kennedy Larsen Audiobook six: Rescuing the Prince by Sophia Conrad
©2018 Sophia Conrad (P)2018 Sophia Conrad
Dr. Rebecca Miller is devastated over her fiancé's affair...with her best friend. Country charm is the best medicine. Along with a good friend and a bottle of wine. In the heart of wine country, four friends spice up their book club and create The Love List. Love is the last thing on Becca's mind until she's matched with Chase Tanner. Chase discovers the love list and believes to be fooled. Can Becca convince him she really does love him?
©2014 Books To Go Now (P)2014 Books To Go Now
True Love: Finders Keepers is a collection of first person anonymously written fiction stories by different authors based upon real experiences. The narrators are women who have faced obstacles and trials in their relationships and search for true love. They frankly talk about their mistakes, fears, pain, courage, and triumphs. In the end, true love wins out, and often with some big lessons from life. An engaging fast listen! The collection has been edited by Visionary Living Inc.'s founder, Rosemary Ellen Guiley.
©2019 Visionary Living, Inc. (P)2019 Visionary Living, Inc.
Shes devoted to helping children. Hes never had to worry about anyone but himself. Can a playboy prince and a social worker get their happily-ever-after?
When Prince Henry Somerset, the third in line to the kingdom of Durham, runs out of gas on a country road, a young woman driving an old truck stops to help him. Beneath her cold demeanor, Henry sees an intriguing woman whom hed like to know more, but when she recognizes him, shes quick to ask for his royal sponsorship.
Adrianne Blake is no stranger to disappointment. Now in charge of a pilot program at the community medical center, shes in dire need of help or dozens of children depending on her will suffer. Despite Prince Henrys playboy reputation, meeting him could mean the solution shes been hoping for.
As Adrianne works side by side with Prince Henry to bring success to the program, she realizes theres more to the man than her first impression. But as problems arise threatening everything shes worked for, is their new friendship enough to allow their feelings to grow into something more?
Current books in the Royal Secrets series:
Book 1: Taming the Prince by Lindzee Armstrong
Book 2: Dancing with the Prince by Laura D. Bastian
Book 3: Serving the Prince by Lucinda Whitney
Book 4: Dating the Prince by Lindzee Armstrong
Book 5: Forgetting the Prince by Laura D. Bastian
Book 6: Rescuing the Prince by Lucinda Whitney
Book 7: Winning Back the Princess by Lindzee Armstrong (coming soon)
Book 8: Rejecting the Prince by Laura D. Bastian (coming soon)
Book 9: Protecting the Princess by Lucinda Whitney (coming soon)
©2018 Lucinda Whitney (P)2019 Lucinda Whitney
Emotional and suspenseful contemporary western romance stories of the sexy, gorgeous Marshall brothers - one deeply private, one world-famous, and their equally captivating bad-boy cousin - each, in his own way, a woman's dream lover....
Texas Refuge: A haunted former detective is the only sanctuary for an actress being stalked by a madman.
Texas Star: The Sexiest Man Alive becomes a white knight for a woman who keeps trying to escape him.
Texas Danger: A down-on-his-luck rancher is the only hope for a socialite on the run.
©2013 Jean Brashear (P)2018 Jean Brashear
Seven years ago, Cambri Blaine fled her small hometown of Bridger, Colorado after her senior year of high school ended in a fiasco. But now her father needs help, and Cambri has no choice but to return home. So with trepidation, she takes a leave of absence from the landscape architecture firm where she works and heads home, hoping against hope that Jace Sutton is no longer around and that the past can stay where it belongs: in the past. If only life worked that way. Jace never expected to see Cambri again. After she walked out of his life without a backward glance, he was left with no choice but to try to forget her and move on. But now that Cambri is back and looking more beautiful and sophisticated than ever, some of those old feelings resurface, and Jace instinctively knows, for the sake of his heart, that he needs to avoid her at all costs. If only it were that easy.
©2014 Rachael Anderson (P)2015 Rachael Anderson
Sexy, funny, and suspenseful with a side of mafia villain you'll want to throat punch! This steamy boxed set contains two full- length novels, Kickback and Pony Up. It's alpha heroes you'll swoon over and independent and feisty heroines you'll root for until the final chapter. Get ready to feel all the feels. You'll love the steam, humor, and twists and turns all on your emotional journey to a happily ever after. Kickback Ford Caldwell wants his second chance with his high school sweetheart Haylee, the love of his life. But he's blinded by a surprise he never saw coming. Will they be able to heal their shattered hearts and chase away the ghosts of the past? Pony Up Carter Caldwell and Pepper St. Claire are rival chefs fighting for their very own show on the Food Network. But somewhere along the journey, the boundaries blur and they fall for each other. Will they be able to put their foolish pride aside for love? **** The Caldwell Brothers boxed set contains two full-length steamy novels from USA Today best-selling author, Colleen Charles, featuring sassy heroines and a family of hot as hell brothers. Get ready to hate super-villain Dante Giovanetti!
©2020 Second Wind Publishing LLC (P)2020 Second Wind Publishing LLC
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Whiskey Kisses series.... Everythings bigger in Texas. And that includes Duke Wilders sexual appetite. Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off - suddenly hes got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesnt have a woman to share it with. When Valentina storms into his life, her presence is only supposed to be temporary. Shes a feisty attorney hired to help clean up his companys recent legal mess. He never counted on her being the one to turn his whole world upside down. After spending most of his life living in the shadow of his brother, Duke has something to prove, and hes not about to let this distraction get in the way of his plans, no matter how hot things get.
©2018 Kendall Ryan (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
The Steamy Hot Sweetheart Collection is a collection of two full standalone HEA romance stories! Books included: Fire Me Sweetheart Save Me Sweetheart Book 1: Fire Me, Sweetheart (story of Jennifer & Xander) Jennifer Wilson is a desperate woman desperate for a job and desperate to provide financially for her mothers cancer treatments. And that desperation brings her to XSocial, the massive social media company that wouldnt even look twice at someone like her. She has no qualifications, barely any experience, but somehow, she scores an interview. Jen figures it must be a miracle and shes desperate to take advantage of it, even when it seems the odds arent in her favor. Then in walks the most gorgeous man shes ever laid eyes on, Xander Michellan., the founder and CEO of XSocial. Shes taken aback by his presence and, when she gets the job, Jen wonders if hes as perfect on the inside as he is on the outside. She doesnt have to wonder long, however, because Xander Michellan doesnt hesitate to show his true colors at her first meeting, forcing her to work overtime.... As a result, shes plunged into a marketing campaign that surrounds Xander himself and Jen cant hide the fact that shes attracted to him, much to her annoyance. But maybe he isnt all that he seems and, with a few more stolen moments in the elevator, Jen might come to see the man beneath it all. Book 2: Save Me, Sweetheart (story of Crystal & Mark) As a new hire at Black Hawk Security, Crystal Fey needs work experience to move up the rank. She volunteered to patrol a billionaires wedding with hope that she could gain some experience and meet potential future clientele. Unfortunately, while she was playing with her taser, she accidentally fired it off and hurt an important guest, Mark Gooden, heir of a billionaire. To make up for her mistake, she has agreed to protect Mark while he was figuring out who kept stealing their corporate secrets. All was under control until she realized that she underestimated her attraction for Mark and it was already too late.... If you like our stories, do not forget to leave us great reviews so this will help other listeners discover our romance stories. Warning: These alpha male billionaire romance stories might generate enough heat to melt you. Make sure you are prepared.
©2020 Tia Wylder (P)2020 Tia Wylder
Meet the series that's sweeter than tea and hotter than an Alabama summer day! In this three-book collection of hot cops known as the Moonshine Task Force, you'll get an age-gap surprise pregnancy, a second-chance romance, and a marriage of convenience. Renegade - When older woman Whitney allows herself a one-night-stand with her younger brother's best friend, neither one expect for it to have lifelong consequences. Tank - EMT Blaze is heartbroken when she responds to one of the worst car accidents she's ever seen. Everything changes when she realizes the man inside is the one she's never been able to forget. Havoc - Team leader Havoc can't stand to see the despair in Leighton Strather's eyes when he's forced to arrest her. It hits him so hard in the gut, he knows the only thing he can do to protect her from her family is marry her.
©2017 Laramie Briscoe (P)2021 Laramie Briscoe
On the surface, Paige Paget seems to have it all. She's beautiful, confident, successful, and the co-owner of a new business, Cheer-Mania Academy, with her sister, Polly. But beneath her seemingly charmed life, Paige is a woman stifled by rules. When Paige meets Jordy Evans, the brother and now guardian of Paige's 14-year-old student, Gabrielle, she believes Jordy may be the man of her dreams. However, dating a man with the responsibility of parenting a teen means a whole new set of rules, and Paige isn't so sure she can handle it. But the rules of love might not let Paige get away so easily.
©2015 Books To Go Now (P)2015 Books To Go Now
From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely. Let's say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again. Until 10 years later. Now, it turns out he's the only one in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity's event. The trouble is, he doesn't recognize me. This woman I'm working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I'm captivated and I can't get her out of my mind. Even if it's risky to tango with someone I'm working with, she's a risk I'm willing to take. The trouble is, she won't give me the time of day. But I'm determined to change that.
©2016 Lauren Blakely (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
They say don't go into business, or to bed, with friends. But what if those friends are four hardcore rich and handsome alpha players? Did I really think I could keep it clean with guys like that? And when reality set in, I realized dirty was much more fun. That's my kind of business. Four different men, alpha as hell, and serious as hell about their special, secret nightclub. The biggest thing they had in common? Me, and what they wanted to do to me behind closed doors. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Mika Lane (P)2019 Tantor
THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD ~NEW YORK TIMES & DBW BESTSELLER~ Volume 11 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Serials Sean Ferro is my addiction. I can't tell him no, no matter what he asks for, and I know there are so many dark questions behind those blue eyes, so many things he wants me to do with him. When I watch him go down on one knee, with his sexy body covered in sand, and hold up a glittering ring, I can barely stand. It looks like he's going to propose, and I know exactly what I'm going to say. Genre: New Adult Romance This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 125 pages each. ~The Arrangement Vol 1-11 are available now.~ Related novels: DAMAGED & STRIPPED
©2013 H.M. Ward (P)2014 H.M. Ward
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Laurelin Paige comes a new story in her Fixed Trilogy series.... I like sex. Kinky sex. The kinkier the better. Every day, it's all I think about as I serve coffee and hand out business agendas to men who have no idea I'm not the prim, proper girl they think I am. With a day job as the secretary to one of New York's most powerful men, Hudson Pierce, I have to keep my double life quiet. As long as I do, it's not a problem. Enter: Nathan Sinclair. Tall, dark, and handsome doesn't come close to describing how hot he is. And that's with his clothes on. But after a dirty, filthy rendezvous, I accept that if we ever see each other again, he'll walk right by my desk on his way to see my boss without recognizing me. Only, that's not what happens. Not the first time I see him after the party. Or the next time. Or the time after that. And as much as I try to stop it, my two worlds are crashing into each other, putting my job and my reputation at risk. And all I can think about is Nathan Sinclair. All I can think about is getting just one more dirty, filthy fix. Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new listeners, it's an introduction to an author's world. And for fans, it's a bonus book in the author's series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2017 Laurelin Paige (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Amy is fed up with Lucian's games. Determined to put the final nail in the coffin of their strange relationship, she does the one thing that she knows will end them forever. Heat level: Hot This is the eighth installment in an episodic series. Each installment is designed to be heard in under an hour, so they're perfect for when you're waiting at appointments or have a few extra minutes to spare.
©2015 Sky Corgan (P)2016 Sky Corgan
A box set of five short, hot, OTT, insta love novellas with HEAs, no cheating, and no cliff-hangers! Falling for My Professor To celebrate the end of the semester, my English Lit professor throws a party at his house. Its great fun, although Im sad, too, because Ive secretly been falling for Professor West, and this is probably going to be the last time Ill ever see him. But then, when the party is over, Professor West tells me he needs to speak with me, and he admits that he has had feelings for me this whole semester, too. Im in shock. Could this finally be our chance to be together? Falling for My Friends Brother When my friend invites me to tag along on her ski trip, Im hesitant to go. Her older brother and his friends are going to be there, too, and Ive never met any of them before. I end up going anyway. And when I meet my friends older brother Jake...well, I fall for him at first sight. I try to talk myself out of these feelings. But the next afternoon, Im alone with Jake, and things take an interesting turn. We may have just met, but it sure feels like this is something serious... Falling for My Dads Best Friend While all of my friends are starting college, Ive decided to travel to Europe and see more of the world. I have a flexible itinerary and enough money to last me for three months. Then, I find out that my dads best friend Alex lives in Paris now...and Ive been invited to see him while I'm there. Im not sure its a good idea, considering I used to have a big crush on him. But, maybe, this is meant to be. Will Alex and I fall for each other in the City of Love? Falling for My Boss Ive had a crush on my boss Adam since the day I started my internship. But Ive never done anything about it, of course. It would be completely inappropriate, not to mention that hes too old for me. Then, its the night of our offices Christmas party...and the most mind-blowing thing happens. But Adam refuses to let anything else happen until we go out on a real date. And when we do go out on that real date, everything changes. I know its crazy...but is my boss the love of my life? Falling for My Boyfriend's Dad When my boyfriend Josh and I break up, I decide Im going to get over him as soon as possible. Then, I learn that our breakup wasnt what I thought, and I set out to give him a piece of my mind. But instead of telling off Josh, I find myself being comforted by his dad. And this time, I can no longer ignore the attraction Ive always felt for this hot older man. But will Joshs dad give me what I desire?
©2019 Megan Snow (P)2020 Megan Snow
For Noah Mackie, life is finally back on track. He has a great support system, a promised promotion is on its way, and he's finally getting the hang of this single father thing. But when the job falls through and his neighbor's matchmaking efforts become more aggressive, Noah is in for yet another unwanted detour. With his career and two spirited daughters to worry about, he doesn't have time for dating - especially not someone like Cassie Ellis, his girls' beautiful and sophisticated dance instructor, who is about as open and approachable as a brick wall. Rough around the Edges Meets Refined is about two people who think they know exactly what they want but who have no idea what they really need. It's about learning that people aren't always what they seem and that sometimes life's detours take you exactly where you need to go.
©2014 Rachael Anderson (P)2015 Rachael Anderson
Susie Bright brings together love's darkest arrows in this shiver-inducing collection of 15 gothic erotic short stories, with original stories from legends such as author Francesca Lia Block and Supernatural screenwriter Sera Gamble. Listen alone or share with a lover and devour the mystical characters, forbidden sexual relationships, and private pleasures. Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this title.
©2009 Susie Bright (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Volume 12 in The New York Times Best-selling Arrangement Serials ***Warning Sexual Content*** There is so much blood that I can't think. The night goes from bliss to chaos in a matter of moments. As the truth begins to unravel, it's clear that I can't trust anyone, except Sean Ferro. The same man that threatens to destroy me could also be my salvation - and I could be his.
©2013 H.M. Ward (P)2014 H.M. Ward
Whenever You're Ready tells the story of Dyana Jackson, who never thought the impromptu performance at her brothers wedding would turn into an opportunity to sing professionally. And she never thought accepting would cause problems within her marriage. Somehow, she has to decide between living out her long-buried dream, or giving into the demands of those she loves most. It's What We Do features the story of Layla Blue, who has always had one goal. Use her gymnastic skills to earn a college scholarship. But somehow, she finds herself a member of her new schools cheerleading team. And dating the quarterback. Will she thrive in her new situation, or will the longing for her old life ruin what shes found?
©2020 Roxanne Rhaman (P)2020 Roxanne Rhaman
The third short story installment in The Mobile Mistletoe Series by best-selling author, Jennifer Conner. Jess Caldwell is the third in line to wear the mistletoe headband until she's kissed. But it's her best friend Kara's wedding, Jess needs to keep her mind on designing the flowers and not on the fact that Kara's older brother, Darrin, who she's had a crush on for years, will be there. Darrin's happy to be moving home, and what is even more of a pleasant surprise is seeing her again. Jess isn't the geeky girl he remembered when he left. But after all the mean things he said in the past, will she give him another chance? When things go wrong, more than fireworks fly for this Fourth of July wedding. Will love be in the air?
©2015 Books to Go Now (P)2015 Books to Go Now
Cupid is visiting Bluewater Bay, and he's leaving chaos in his wake. Nothing's been the same in this sleepy little logging town since Hollywood came to shoot the hit TV show Wolf's Landing - especially Valentine's Day. In L.A. Witt's "Just Another Day", beloved actors Levi Pritchard and Carter Samuels have an announcement for their fans, while in Z.A. Maxfield's "I'll Be There", actor Spencer Kepler and his boyfriend Nash Holly brave a blizzard and a fan convention to spend their first February the 14th together. Of course, it's not just TV stars celebrating the day. In Anne Tenino's "Helping Hand", an aspiring artist eager to escape Bluewater Bay decides he just might have a reason to stay: lust-inspiring logger Gabriel Savage. In SE Jakes's "No Easy Way", a local teacher reconnects with an old lover working security on the film set. And in Amy Lane's "Nascha", a Bluewater Bay elder recalls how his own unconventional family used to celebrate the holiday. Real life may be nothing like TV, but when Cupid comes to town, there's plenty of romance and drama to go around.
©2015 SE Jakes, Amy Lane, Z.A. Maxfield, Anne Tenino, L.A. Witt (P)2016 Riptide Publishing
Grab your beach hat and a towel and prepare for a brand new series brought to you by 12 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.... Beach Brides! Fun in the summer sun! Twelve heartwarming, sweet novellas linked by a unifying theme. Youll want to listen to each one! Beach Brides Series (Amy) Twelve friends from the online group Romantic Hearts Book Club decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: They are die-hard romantics Theyve been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her dream hero and cast it out to sea! Its been three years and Amy Sheridan has yet to hear that her bottles been found, reaffirming her belief that love isnt in her cards. So when the book club decides to return to the island for a reunion, shes reluctant to go, until a psychic informs her that shell meet a handsome stranger there. Will romance be in her future after all? Dawson Yates has it all...except a wife. Being a wealthy bachelor hasnt been a problem until a talk show host questions his single status as CEO of a popular matchmaking service. After that, board members pressure him to give up his playboy lifestyle or step down from his position. Setting up a phony engagement at Enchanted Island seems like the perfect solution, until he learns that his chosen bride is already married. While pondering what to do next, he discovers a message in a bottle, wedged between some rocks. Could the author of the note be the answer hes looking for, or will she steal his heart and break it in two?
©2017 Raine English (P)2019 Raine English
Volume 13 in the New York Times Best-selling Arrangement Serials Dark. Sexy. Epic. 'I can't lose her.' Those are the words that haunt me, the phrase that repeats in an endless loop in my mind. Images from my past collide with the present until I can no longer tell them apart. I try to hold onto what's real - hold onto her - Avery, but death is looming and it seems that no matter what I do, I can't save her. Get a glimpse into Sean Ferro's mind in this volume. The first two chapters are told from his point-of-view.
©2014 H.M. Ward (P)2014 H.M. Ward
Neely Evans and Seth Drake met as kids. Eventually, they became so much more...through love, loss, and heartache; and through things beyond their control they endured. But the journey is epic. One that you won't want to miss! Book one: Crushed How does a 14-year-old girl fill her days once uprooted from rural Tennessee to the pristine coast of Malibu? That's exactly the predicament Neely Evans finds herself in, until 15-year-old Seth Drake, the boy down the beach, takes her under his wing. As they grow close, their friendship gives way to something more. But their first crush will be short-lived when something tears Neely's family apart. Book two: Claimed Neely's now 17 and under her father and stepmother's care. Not the ideal situation, but Neely knows she has to bide her time and play the game until she goes off to college. Seth Drake is studying in New York, and Neely is relieved she won't have to face him after the way things ended two years prior. But little does she know that a chance encounter on the beach a few months later will rip open scars she thought had healed forever. Book three: Paparazzi Neely Evans is enjoying a lucrative career, but not the one she aspired to as a child. Neely is one of the top, most-sought-after celebrity photographers, freelancing her expertise to the highest bidding tabloids. In the world of paparazzi, she is known as the clever and elusive "Grace Evangelista". Her career takes her all over the world, and eventually, she finds herself living on the fringe as her current assignment involves one of her favorite subjects: Seth Drake. Book four: Star F*cking This is the poignant conclusion of the Evermore Series. Seth and Neely's paths have crossed over the years, but not the way they had hoped. The misunderstandings between them stem from issues beyond their control, but finally, the truth will be revealed. No matter who the players are that come in and out of their lives, one thing cannot be denied: Seth and Neely are meant to be together. Their love is destined to endure. Warning: adult content.
©2016 Andrea Smith (P)2020 Andrea Smith
It sounds too good to be true.... The invitation from Perfect Match offers Ava Godfrey an all-expense-paid week on Enchanted Island with the man of her dreams. Seven days of Caribbean sunshine, tropical beaches and candlelight dinners sounds like heaven. The only catch - she cant meet her Prince Charming until she arrives on the island. The scenario sounds risky, yet she finds the prospect intriguing. Will she find her perfect match or will she encounter the perfect scam? They send him to deal with the diva.... Jeffrey Thomas has a job to do - cancel Ava Godfreys contract. Shes cost his boss a small fortune by turning down not one, but two matches sent to Enchanted Island by the agency. Hes determined to cut her loose until he meets the spunky, fun-loving redhead and is irrevocably attracted to her. Though hes temped to stay on the island and find out if shes his perfect match, his priority is to persuade her to go home. But when Avas purse is stolen along with her identity, Jeffs only concern is helping her recover what she lost. Will he lose his heart to her in the process?
©2018 Denise Meinstad (P)2020 Denise Meinstad
Six talented authors make your Christmas lights twinkle with these modern-day adaptations of Jane Austen's novels. Curl up with some peppermint tea and enjoy something special in your stocking this holiday season.
©2014 Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca M. Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Kimberly Truesdale (P)2016 Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca M. Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Kimberly Truesdale
Volume 4 in the Trystan Scott Serials by The New York Times best-selling Author H.M. Ward. After Mari's attempt to help Trystan goes horribly wrong they are both forced to deal with the consequences.
©2013 H.M. Ward (P)2014 H.M. Ward
When Burke Levine got marching orders, he couldn't bear to make his girlfriend Chavon a military widow. Years later, discovering his name tattooed on her perfect ass via a New Orleans artist's portfolio confirms his epic mistake. Will Midnight Ink's New Year's Eve party grant them a second chance?
©2013 Jayne Rylon (P)2014 Jayne Rylon
There's no doubt in my mind that Bryan Ferro is serious - if I don't sleep with him, he'll destroy me. Everything I've earned will be blown away like dust, and my life will no longer be my own. His demand for just one night rolls into days. He doesn't want me for a one-time fling, it's more than that. But as I stand there, ready to tell him off, I hear it. The familiar sound, the hesitation, the slight hitch in his voice, and that's what forces me to my knees. It's not Neil, Maggie, or even the money - it's Bryan.
©2013 H.M. Ward (P)2014 H.M. Ward
He's all business. She loves to laugh. When business conflicts with pleasure, what could possibly go wrong? Maeve Doherty needed a hard-earned break from Ireland's rainy weather, as well as caring for her younger brother. When the offer from Perfect Match to enjoy a week on an island of her choice arrived, she hesitated. But not for long. She'd always wanted to visit Corsica. Besides, who passed up free? All right, so she'd spend the week with a match. On her dating profile, she'd added that she was a workaholic. Hopefully, so was he. Edward Newell had one thing on his mind when he reached Corsica, and it didn't involve meeting a perfect match. Dating? Love? Romance? Not for him. He was determined to find the picture-perfect location for his thriving hotel chain. When unexpected attraction burns for the beautiful Maeve, and business conflicts with pleasure, what could possibly go wrong?
©2018 Josie Riviera (P)2019 Josie Riviera
Collection A: Volumes 1-3 of the Arrangement Series. FML is becoming Avery's motto. Just when she doesn't think things could get any worse, they do. When her car stalls out at a busy intersection, she gets out to check under the hood, and a guy steals her car. Armed with a dress and a pair of Chucks, Avery runs after the thief. When a hot stranger offers to help, she can't say no. That's how Avery mets Sean Ferro, the totally sexy, totally damaged guy with more secrets than she has time for. Avery doesn't have time for anything anymore. Her is life falling apart, and it's not just the car. It's everything, and it doesn't matter how tightly she tries to hold on, there's nothing left to hold on to. With the sudden death of her parents, it's only a matter of months until Avery's shot at college is gone, and she's living in a cardboard box. Other students have their families to rely on when things get bad. Avery has no one. But there's one option, one incredibly sexy, morally devoid option. If Avery takes a job as a call girl, one guy could save her. One client. One time. She just has to say yes. The New York Times and USA Today best-selling series with over 13 million copies sold. The Ferro Family: The Arrangement (Sean & Avery) Damaged (Peter & Sidney) Stripped (Jon & Cassie) The Proposition (Bryan & Hallie) Easy (Jocelyn Ferro) Broken Promises (Trystan & Mari) The Wedding Contract (Nick & Sky) Secrets & Lies (Kerry) "H.M. Ward writes an emotional, deeply felt story that will rock your world." (Carly Phillips, The New York Times best-selling author)
©2013, 2017 H.M. Ward (P)2017 H.M. Ward
Book 1 in the New York Times best-selling Arrangement Serials. FML is becoming Avery's motto. Just when she doesn't think things could get any worse, they do. When her car stalls out at a busy intersection and she gets out to check under the hood, a guy steals her car. Armed with a dress and a pair of Chucks, Avery runs after the thief. When a hot stranger offers to help, she can't say no. That's how Avery meets Sean Ferro, the totally sexy, totally damaged guy with more secrets than she has time for. Avery doesn't have time for anything anymore. Her is life falling apart and it's not just the car. It's everything, and it doesn't matter how tightly she tries to hold on, there's nothing left to hold on to. With the sudden death of her parents, it's only a matter of months until Avery's shot at college is gone, and she's living in a cardboard box. Other students have their families to rely on when things get bad. Avery has no one. But there's one option, one incredibly sexy, morally devoid, option. If Avery takes a job as a call girl, one guy could save her. One client. One time. She just has to say yes. Genre: New Adult RomanceThis story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 20,000 words each.
©2013 H.M. Ward (P)2013 H.M. Ward
Taylor Holmes has a lot on her plate - running a family owned resort, planning a wedding for her sister, and now the added worry as she opens her dream café. Throw in a hurricane and a sexy boat captain who doesn't take no for an answer, and this book will keep you glued to your seat. Romance, passion, danger, and hot, hot nights guarantee listening pleasure.
©2016 Patricia Wilton (P)2016 Patricia Wilton
She is the last person I should fall in love with.... And yet it was inevitable. The moment I set eyes on Temple Dubois, I knew I had to have her. Her beautiful face, her smile, the body that haunts my dreams. I need her in my bed, in my life. The scent of her skin, the way the curves of her body cling to me.... God, she's incredible. And a virgin.... Before I'm done with her, I'll make sure she's as insatiable as I am.... What am I saying? I'll never be done with her. She's my life now.... A Billionaire & a Virgin Romance
©2020 Michelle Love (P)2021 Michelle Love
THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER Volume 8 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Serials Nothing ever goes the way it should. Marty is barely a friend any more, and the roommate from hell is doing Naked Guy on my couch again. It's bad enough that it feels like my life is coming apart at the seams. There's one man that has held it together for the past few weeks, but things change. All it takes is a few words and everything shatters. Genre: New Adult Romance This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 20,000 words each. The Arrangement Vol 1-11 are available now.Related novels: DAMAGED & STRIPPED
©2013 H.M. Ward (P)2013 H.M. Ward
"I want to move to Rivers End. I feel like I already have friends there." (Dani Collins, USA Today best-selling author of the Blue Spruce Lodge series) The MacAllisters of Rivers End boxed set includes books #1-4 If you love contemporary small town romance, then come home to Rivers End and meet the MacAllisters and the Murphys. They just want to settle down and lead normal lives in their small Vancouver Island town, but romance blossoms in the unlikeliest places. And trouble has a way of finding them, every time... Silver Bells (Isaac MacAllister + Jenna Murphy, Beginnings) Big River Lodge owner Isaac MacAllister has no time for romance. Hes got enough on his plate with a spritely kindergartner to raise and a business to run. But he doesnt bargain on the appearance of the irresistible Jenna Murphy. Jenna just wants to escape work and family for a while. In Silver Bells, will she let one sexy dad and his sweet daughter Sara derail her plans for her holiday
and her life? Tipsy (Shannon MacAllister + Lucas Heyes) Shannon MacAllister wants to ring in the new year with someone who is nothing like her ex. She gets her wish. Too bad Lucas Heyes, world-class kisser, is a family traitor who lost her trust five years ago. Lucas wants to mend fences with the MacAllisters and start afresh in Rivers End. In Tipsy, will this dark horse convince Shannon to open her heart and risk trying again? Reindeer Games (Eli Murphy + Ginger Lewis) If wandering homeless in a snowstorm on Christmas Eve isnt rock bottom, it sure feels like it to Jennas estranged brother Eli Murphy. So when Ginger Lewis rescues him, he finds himself fantasizing about a future he doesnt deserve. But the last thing Ginger needs is a mysterious bad boy with a criminal jawline. Before the Reindeer Games are over, loyalties will be tested and secrets will be spilled. Wedding Bells (Isaac MacAllister + Jenna Murphy, Happily Ever After) In Wedding Bells, Isaac MacAllister is this close to making Jenna Murphy his, forever. Then his ex -Saras mother - rolls into town, bringing unfinished business with her. Sidelined by the drama, Jenna knows she should strike out on her own. But how can she, when she already sees Isaac and Sara as family? Come home to Rivers End... While all the Rivers End stories can be listened to as standalones, you may want to listen to each mini-series in order to preserve any plot surprises and get the full picture of how the characters lives weave together!
©2018 CJ Hunt (P)2018 CJ Hunt
Will Joanna be able to seduce the man she loves, or will she fall for his mysterious and drop dead gorgeous friend instead? For years Joannas been secretly in love with her best friend Trent. So when he invites her to Aspen for two weeks on an all-expenses-paid vacation, she hopes the naturally romantic backdrop of snow-capped mountains and logwood fires will lead something more. Little does Joanna know that Zack Weston - Trents friend who owns the chalet and is paying for the whole trip - has other ideas.... Zack has never been able to get Joanna out of his mind since the very first time he saw her as she visited his friend Trent years ago at Yale. He knows that Joanna still lusts after Trent, but he also knows that things havent progressed beyond friendship between the two. One way or another, Zack is determined to shake things up. But this time, will he finally claim the woman he desires? Only mature listeners should download this book.
©2020 Wild Hearts Romance (P)2021 Wild Hearts Romance
Where hurt people go... Ephraim Levine had it all, except Maliah Porter. She isnt the one who got away, she is the one who walked away. He has adored Maliah Porter since they were children. She has epitomized beauty, innocence. Everything about her captivated him. As theyve matured and their love grew, he worshipped her body and soul. And then, without reason, Maliah Porter left Ephraim Levine, and shattered their unbreakable love. He was suddenly held captive by her memory. His obsession with her ruined him...But it also shaped the attractive, brilliant Ephraim into a calculating man. One who would stop at nothing to take what he wanted. Maliah. He will set the perfect scene - build the perfect cage to entrap the Queen. And finally free himself of the restless need to dominate the one who stole his heart. Ephraims Hurt Room includes a devilishly, depraved, hot alpha, who has grown tired of waiting for his HEA! Expect the audiobook sections to burn with tension, passion, and a lot of steam in this sizzlingly sexy, brand new romance! Warning: This audiobook includes scenes that may be disturbing to some listeners.
©2019 Nicole Dunlap (P)2019 Nicole Dunlap
Blackmail. Sex. Ferro. There are some mistakes that are too big to fix. I'll never recover from this one. Damn it, I called Bryan an addict and treated him worse. Maybe it was wrong for him to approach me the way he did. Maybe it wasn't right for Bryan to just take what he wanted, consequences be damned. I can't blame him, though - not now that I know the truth.
©2014 HM Ward (P)2014 HM Ward
"When you make a promise... you have to keep it." "The Empress of Ireland)": Laila Byrne made a final promise to her friend. She will travel more and work less. After sticking a pin in a map of the world, she heads off to Ireland. Laila's trip doesn't work out as planned, but the mix-up results in a chance encounter with a handsome Irishman, Alasdair. Alasdair spends all his waking hours trying to figure out how to keep his family's century-old pub, The Empress of Ireland, open for business. He doesn't have time for anything. But when the lovely American comes across his path, will he find time? Once you come to Ireland, you may never leave. Island Bride: Wedding planner to the rich and famous, Amy Oliver isn't the kind of woman to take a break even when on a vacation. No, business first and then comes pleasure - or maybe not - she'd have to check her schedule. The only solace Amy ever finds comes from the pages of books and her friends within her book club, but when they lose one of their members, they decide to check traveling off of their bucket lists. When Amy selects to take a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to New Zealand, she finds herself using the trip to put her career first. But when life gets in the way of her work, she is forced to decide whether to follow the path of least resistance or forge a new path - a path that may lead to heartache as easily as love. What is a driven woman to do? "Love Is in the Air": Sophie Grant made a promise to her friend. She loves the comfort of her bookstore and has no desire whatsoever to go on an adventure - not when she can read about them every day in a book. But a promise is a promise. After sticking a pin in a map, she heads off to the Colorado Rockies. High in the Colorado Rockies, world-renowned photographer Jonas Hansen is healing from a personal loss. Will Sophie's kind nature, love of photography, and beautiful smile make Jonas whole again?
©2014 Conner-Winters-Kleve (P)2014 Books to Go Now
Have you found your favorite yet? Which billionaire will you choose? The brilliant-minded CEO, the recovering bad-boy billionaire, or the alluring, hot Hollywood producer?
These hot and sexy best friends will have you begging for more. You'll want to marry one of them and keep him for yourself.
Get the series people are raving about. Get the entire Favorite Coffee series in one bundle.
One: high school crush turned billionaire. Two: the perfect girl next door to impress his backers. Three: a pretend relationship that feels a little too good.
A wedding. The beach. Romantic sunsets. Your ex?
One ruined wedding. One bad-boy guest. One wedding night she never expected; but can it last?
One responsible movie producer who needs a date. One bad girl who's now pregnant and cant land a job. Shes hired to be a temporary girlfriend, not transform his life.
This USA Today best-selling author includes an all-new dazzling romance and tons of family drama! Fans of Danielle Steel, Jackie Collins, Bella Andre, and Nora Roberts will adore this series.
While this story is a stand-alone novel that belongs to the Marshall Family Saga, there are mentions of the House of Morgan, the Hawke Fortune, and even Princes of Avce characters and storylines that are all intertwined in the same world.
©2018 Victoria Pinder (P)2018 Victoria Pinder
Kathy O'Reilly, a strong-willed woman doesn't allow men to walk over her or anyone else. When one of the co-owner's of Gagsters, Norm Jokes, is allowed to get away with playing pranks, she speaks up to her boss. Jason Barrone, co-owner of Gagsters is attracted to his assistant and will not allow his best friend to cause him to lose her. Jason wants them to be friends because he doesn't want to have to make a choice of who goes and who stays.
©2011 Sandra K. Marshall (P)2011 Sandra K. Marshall
Growing up, Sophia Smith had two best friends. They were like night and day. Denver was carefree, with a tongue-in-cheek, devil-may-care attitude. He had been reckless and impulsive and more times than not, it was his insane ideas that got the three of them in the hottest water. Then, there was Ray. Ray was an enigma with mood swings that could run from hot to cold in the matter of seconds. He was usually the voice of reason between the three of them. Now, it is time for Sophia to see her friends again, and what better way to do that than at their 15-year class reunion. She is not the same girl she was in high school, and she is most certainly not the same girl she was the last time she seen them. She was excited but scared at the same time. What if their friendship all through school hadnt been as serious as shed thought? Time changes everything and everyone, but the greatest changes have yet to come.
©2020 Wild Hearts Romance (P)2021 Wild Hearts Romance
He's a monster. A beautiful, horrible monster. Things heat up at the furniture store when Lucian decides to take what he wants from Amy. With her job at stake, there's no more dangerous place to get intimate though. It seems like Amy's relationship with Lucian is driving a spike in all of her friendships. Tensions are high with Janice, and Derrick still refuses to forgive her. To make matters worse, Lucian appears to be reverting back to his old ways. Will Amy ever see a happy ending, or is Lucian just stringing her along until his interior design project is over? Heat level: Hot. This is the tenth installment in an episodic series. Each installment is designed to be a quick listen, so they're perfect for when you're waiting at appointments or have a few extra minutes to spare.
©2015 Sky Corgan (P)2016 Sky Corgan
Is it possible to find true love through a message in a bottle? Spending a week on a Caribbean island with the members of the Romantic Hearts Book Club is like a dream come true for Lisa Kaye. On their last night, each woman writes a personal message to her dream hero, stuffs it in a bottle and tosses it out to sea. Lisas real dreams crash, however, when she returns home and loses not only her job but her boyfriend in the same day. Determined to start over, she returns to Enchanted Island, the idyllic place of her childhood to manage her aunts bed and breakfast hotel. Fifteen months pass without a clue to the fate of her bottle. Then it happens. She receives an email from the man who found it and she doesnt know what to do. Should she ignore it or take a chance at finding true love?
©2017 Denise Meinstad (P)2020 Denise Meinstad
Story one from a new romance series of the timeless Cinderella story reimagined, where four girlfriends make a wish on a locket. They all wish they were beautiful and looked like the girls they've always wanted to be - the belles of the ball. Cami works in the basement of a television station that airs history documentaries. With scars on her face that she acquired in a car accident as a child, Cami finds it easier to be by herself. She gets into a heated debate with the handsome new host of the show she'll be working on. Is Lance the knight in shining armor who can drag Cami out of her safe zone? With no carriage and no helpful mice, she has to rely on the magic from her grandmother's locket. Cami only has 24 hours in her Cinderella body. What will she do with it? Will she keep hiding, or can she learn how to live life?
©2015 Books To Go Now (P)2015 Books To Go Now
Tess Andrews lacked self-confidence. She believed she was 'Plain-Jane'. Her last date ended before it began when he asked if she'd set him up with one of her model clients. Tess owned a small employment agency. Some of her clients were models, which only made her insecurities worse. Internationally-famous model photographer, Parker Walsh, always left Tess speechless and in a rush to run and hide. She attempts to spark up a conversation but with no success. Her business dealings were even dealt with through his assistant. Her savior - Girls Night. Once a week Tess got together with her friends who were all in similar situations with no luck in love. One night they wished on a magical pendant to be that perfect girl they would like to see in the mirror. They wake up in their 'Cinderella Bodies' - sexy and better looking but they only have until midnight to make the most of it. Her 'Cinderella Body' boosts her confidence to invite Parker to lunch. He surprises her with an invite to his charity fashion show. Tess has everything for her magical night - her Prince, the dress, the shoes but she worries when the clock strikes 12 if he'll like the 'real' her.
©2014 Books To Go Now (P)2015 Books To Go Now
Desire and wealth interlock in a passionate embrace as the four billionaires of Rogue Enterprises find themselves face-to-face with love. When power and love collide, there's bound to be trouble, especially when it involves the daughter of your arch-nemesis. Brad Draper is a man who loves to be in control and always gets what he wants. He worked hard to attain the vast amount of wealth and power he holds, and he didn't mind stepping on a few toes to get it, either. That includes the toes of John Heeden, owner of a rival enterprise and a bridge he never regretted burning until he asks the name of the pretty and fiery artist in the gallery down the street. "She isnt like anyone Ive ever met before. Of all people, why does she have to be Carrie Heeden?" Carrie doesnt always agree with her father, but theres no love lost between her and Dads biggest competitors, the four young billionaires at the helm of Rogue Enterprises. Her artistic soul is offended by their corporate greed, at least until the biggest cad of them all drives his motorcycle right up to her gallery and charms her socks off. "His reputation precedes him. I know its risky, but I cant help wanting him." A dangerous game of cat-and-mouse under the nose of her father and his enemy, Brad and Carried both know the stakes. But theyre willing to gamble everything for the sake of passion, and Brads motto is simple: If you're going to risk something, risk it all. This is the second standalone book in the Mysterious Billionaires series. This story contains mature themes and language. It is intended to be enjoyed by an 18+ audience only. Standalone book, no cliffhangers here! Please be aware that this is a romance short, not a full-length novel.
©2020 Nicole Banks (P)2020 Hummingbird Media
Sharp Ends is the ultimate collection of award-winning tales and exclusive new short stories from the master of grimdark fantasy, Joe Abercrombie. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue's gallery of sideshows, backstories, and sharp endings from the world of the First Law. The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: No one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp. And after years of bloodshed, idealistic chieftain Bethod is desperate to bring peace to the North. There's only one obstacle left - his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine
. For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out: The First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings Standalone Novels in the First Law World Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country
©2016 Joe Abercrombie (P)2016 Hachette Audio
The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring a foreword by Stephen Colbert. Jen Spyras stories are shocking, silly, smart, and absurdly funny. Underline both those words, I dont care how much it costs! (Tina Fey) A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time-hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern-day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke. In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the listener in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all-out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary. Welcome, brave soul, to the world of Jen Spyra.
©2021 Jen Spyra (P)2021 Random House Audio
Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The stories comprise a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle-class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They center on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences a life-changing self-understanding or illumination, and the idea of paralysis where Joyce felt Irish nationalism stagnated cultural progression, placing Dublin at the heart of this regressive movement. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity. James Joyce (1882-1941)
Public Domain (P)2021 Calm Radio
An outstanding array - 52 pieces in all - of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, number-one New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his fans around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James Spanning Gaimans career to date, The Neil Gaiman Reader is a captivating collection from one of the worlds most beloved writers, chosen by those who know his work best: his devoted fans. A brilliant representation of Gaiman's groundbreaking, entrancing, endlessly imaginative fiction, this captivating volume includes excerpts from each of his five novels for adults - Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane - and nearly 50 of his short stories. Impressive in its depth and range, The Neil Gaiman Reader is both an entryway to Gaimans oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to many times over. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Neil Gaiman; Foreword copyright (c) 2020 by Marlon James; Preface copyright 2020 by Neil Gaiman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Humour - A Short Story Collection. The British, it is often said, have a stiff upper lip and a dry sense of humour. It's true, we usually do, and in the case of this perfect compendium of short stories we absolutely do. Listen to our Scottish raconteur J. M. Barrie and English wits Jerome K. Jerome and Edward Lear for perfect proof of that. But humour is many things and from many places, so we also feature Mark Twain, our very talented American friend, to complete this rather witty and clever volume of short stories. Our readers include Richard Mitchley and James Taylor.
©2018 Deadtree Publishing (P)2018 The Copyright Group
Meet the Lancasters. Sexy. Arrogant. Filthy rich. Book One: Clandestine One night. No names. No commitment. That was our agreement. But Spencer Lancaster was addictive. And I was high. High off his taste, starved for his kiss, and desperate for his touch. So when he asked me to stay, to enjoy his company for more nights than I knew I should, I wasnt in the right mind to say no. Everything was perfect. A dream come true. But half a world away there were secrets. Lies. Insecurities. Book Two: Sordid It was his lips. The way his stare sent shivers down my spine. The way his rough voice whispered my name. So I caved. I did what I knew I shouldnt. But as quickly as hes there, hes gone. Leaving me confused. Devastated. I hope Ill never see him again... Then I do. Hes my new boss. And he has secrets. All of the truths that could tear us apart. Book Three: Explicit Pierce Lancaster is bad news. Spoiled. Entitled. Sexy as - Hes exactly what I dont want in my life. What I don't need. Im not the girl he knew before. Ive changed. But he hasnt. Hes trouble filled with empty promises. Ive come too far to fall back. Yet I cant seem to stay away. I cant say no. I am addicted to Pierce Lancaster.
©2020 AH Publishing (P)2020 AH Publishing
In her first story collection since Love in Infant Monkeys, which became a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lydia Millet explores what it means to be home. Nina, a lonely real-estate broker estranged from her only relative, is at the center of a web of stories connecting fractured communities and families. She moves through the houses of L.A.'s wealthy and elite and finds men and women both crass and tender, vicious, and desperate. With wit and intellect, Millet offers profound insight into human behavior from the ordinary to the bizarre: strong-minded girls are beset by the helpless; myopic executives are tormented by their employees; and beastly men do beastly things. Fresh off the critical triumph of Sweet Lamb of Heaven (longlisted for the National Book Award), Millet is pioneering a new kind of satire - compassionate toward its victims and hilariously brutal in its depiction of modern American life.
©2018 Lydia Millet (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
What do you get in the Baumgartners Box Set 2? The Baumgartners Plus One Letters to the Baumgartners Baumgarter Generations: Janie The Baumgartners Plus One When Danielle Stuart meets the Baumgartners, her life doesn't need to get any more complicated. Studying Italian on scholarship at the University of Michigan, Dani is haunted by a horrible tragedy that her husband, Mason, simply can't come to terms with. But when she meets Carrie Baumgartner and then her handsome husband, Doc, she finds her attraction to the couple irresistible, no matter how complicated things might get. While the two women bond over being childless and yet surrounded by children in the university's married housing complex, it's Doc Baumgartner who really brings them together with a game-changing idea that serves to reshape all of their lives. Letters to the Baumgartners Danielle Stuart is spending a year abroad studying in Venice, the most romantic place on earth. But while Danielle loves the language, she's not interested in love itself. Not until she meets a handsome Italian gondolier named Nico. He's got his eye on her, and Danielle simply can't resist his flirtatious charms. But when her ex-husband, Mason, shows up on her doorstep looking to reconcile, she finds herself with a dizzying dilemma. Finding herself torn between the two men, desperate Dani writes to her former lovers in hopes they might help her clarify her muddled emotions. Will the Baumgartners and their polyamorous insight give her the courage she needs to choose? Baumgartner Generations: Janie Janie Baumgartner has big dreams of trying to make it as a writer in New York, and between that and her job as a nanny, working for family friends Ronnie and TJ, her life is incredibly full. That's when she meets him. In spite of the compromising situation, Josh, who just happens to be an agent, sees great potential in her - and not just as an author. Josh finds Janie utterly irresistible, and he's the kind of man who aggressively pursues what he wants. But - plot twist - Janie is already in a complicated polyamorous relationship with her benefactors. What happens when she finally reveals this to Josh? Will she lose him? Will she be forced to make an impossible choice? Or will she find that the capacity for the human heart to love is indeed endless?
©2015 Selena Kitt (P)2015 Selena Kitt
This short but powerful novel was acclaimed by Vladimir Nabokov and Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest in the whole of Russian literature. It is one of Tolstoy's most celebrated pieces of late fiction. At the center of the story is an examination of the nature of both life and death and how man can come to terms with death's inevitability. It was widely acclaimed when it was published in 1886 and remains a compelling narrative today. The Death of Ivan Illyich is a small book with singular depth of insight and is considered to be one of the great explorations of death and dying in all of Western literature. No author in so few words summons so many emotions.
©1886 Public Domain (P)1986 Jimcin Recordings
Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve, but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lie ahead for these two...as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn't dead - yet.
©2015 George R. R. Martin (P)2015 Random House Audio
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This Penguin Classic is performed by Andrew Scott, star of Sherlock, Fleabag, and Black Mirror, also known for his on-stage roles in Present Laughter and Hamlet. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Terence Brown.
Joyce's first major work, written when he was only twenty-five, brought his city to the world for the first time. His stories are rooted in the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism. He writes of social decline, sexual desire and exploitation, corruption and personal failure, yet creates a brilliantly compelling, unique vision of the world and of human experience.
©2019 James Joyce (P)2019 Penguin Audio
A masterful short story from the acclaimed author of Catch-22, about one long night of anticipation. In a small town in the American South, it is night in the middle of the 20th century. Carter, a high-school teacher and football coach in the newly desegregated schools, is awaiting news of two of his students who have been in a serious altercation. Outside the building where Carter has kept his vigil, a crowd of townspeople have also gathered to keep watch. Carter must choose how much he wants to participate in the spectacle and how much he can afford to keep his distance. "Almost Like Christmas" by Joseph Heller is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books' Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com, and listen to them all!
©2016 Joseph Heller (P)2016 Hachette Audio
The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today.
©2011 Ross E. Lockhart (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
2017 Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize Finalist This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed collection Islands of Decolonial Love. Provocateur and poet, she continually rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. A crow watches over a deer addicted to road salt; Lake Ontario floods Toronto to remake the world while texting "ARE THEY GETTING IT?"; lovers visit the last remaining corner of the boreal forest; three comrades guerrilla-tap maples in an upper middle-class neighbourhood; and Kwe gets her firearms license in rural Ontario. Blending elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice, This Accident of Being Lost burns with a quiet intensity, like a campfire in your backyard, challenging you to reconsider the world you thought you knew.
©2017 Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (P)2018 Anansi Audio
Inequality. Influence. Fraud. Sabotage. These are the themes of great fiction and our modern economy. In this collection of short stories by some of todays most scintillating writers, the rich get poorer and the poor get richer. Yeah, right! From the heartbreaking to the hilarious, here are eight instantly classic battles over currency, class, privilege - and social distance. SIMPLEXITY by Kiley Reid, read by Arden Cho A twenty-eight-year-old entry-level worker at a design firm navigates the microaggressive corporate landscape in a quick and delicious satire by Kiley Reid, the New York Times bestselling author of Such a Fun Age. I WOULD BE DOING THIS ANYWAY by Jia Tolentino, read by Kelly Marie Tran A razor-sharp short story about anonymity, mutual deception, and the perils of overexposuredebut fiction by Jia Tolentino, the New York Times bestselling author of Trick Mirror. REWARDS by Emma Cline, read by Helen Hunt Two women reflect on the value of their lives in a wry short story of male privilege and undeserved rewards by Emma Cline, the New York Times bestselling author of The Girls. CREWELWORK by Justin Torres, read by Wilson Cruz Poised between his lush introversion and the brutal realm of his every day, a young artist considers the price of precarity in this powerful short story by Justin Torres, the author of We the Animals. THE TOMORROW BOX by Curtis Sittenfeld, read by Eric Dane An unnervingly funny and sharply observant story about the privilege, class division, and purposeful lives of old friends by Curtis Sittenfeld, the New York Times bestselling author of Rodham. IF YOU ARE LONELY AND YOU KNOW IT by Yiyun Li, read by Malcolm Hillgartner He tends to his garden and bees. He keeps quiet. He avoids drama. Until one transgression causes an emotional adventure in this heartfelt short story by Yiyun Li, a PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author. ME AND CARLOS by Tom Perrotta, read by Jackson White A darkly comic short story about American class divides and coming-of-age regrets by Tom Perrotta, the New York Times bestselling author of Election and The Leftovers. THE SUMMER HOUSE BY Cristina Henríquez, read by Thom Rivera Accustomed to being used, a jack-of-all-odd-jobs is torn between desire and duty in a short story about loneliness and wounded love by Cristina Henríquez, the author of The Book of Unknown Americans.
©2020, 2021 Simplexity © 2021 by Kiley Reid. I Would Be Doing This Anyway © 2021 by Jia Tolentino. Rewards © 2020 by Emma Cline. Crewelwork © 2021 by Justin Torres. The Tomorrow Box © 2021 by Curtis Sittenfeld. If You Are Lonely and You Know It © 2021 by Yiyun Li. Me and Carlos © 2020 by Tom Perrotta. The Summer House © 2021 by Cristina Henríquez. (P)2020, 2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
2010 Audie Award Finalist for Short Stories/Collections Stephen King - who has written more than 50 books, dozens of number-one New York Times best sellers, and many unforgettable movies - delivers an astonishing collection of short stories. The stories in this collection have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, Esquire, and other publications. Who but Stephen King would turn a Port-O-San into a slimy birth canal, or a roadside honky-tonk into a place for endless love? A book salesman with a grievance might pick up a mute hitchhiker, not knowing the silent man in the passenger seat listens altogether too well. Or an exercise routine on a stationary bicycle, begun to reduce bad cholesterol, might take its rider on a captivating -- and then terrifying -- journey. Set on a remote key in Florida, "The Gingerbread Girl" is a riveting tale featuring a young woman as vulnerable -- and resourceful -- as Audrey Hepburn's character in Wait Until Dark. In "Ayana," a blind girl works a miracle with a kiss and the touch of her hand. For King, the line between the living and the dead is often blurry, and the seams that hold our reality intact might tear apart at any moment. In one of the longer stories here, "N.", which recently broke new ground when it was adapted as a graphic digital entertainment, a psychiatric patient's irrational thinking might create an apocalyptic threat in the Maine countryside...or keep the world from falling victim to it. Just After Sunset - call it dusk, call it twilight, it's a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing is quite as it appears, when the imagination begins to reach for shadows as they dissipate to darkness and living daylight can be scared right out of you. It's the perfect time for Stephen King.
©2008 Stephen King (P)2008 Simon & Schuster
The heart of a hero. In the wilds of a jungle planet, the Legion fights in brutal combat as Republic marines fly their SLICS from one tragedy to the next. H292, a repurposed warbot, shows the heart of a hero as he wades into the battle not to destroy - but to save.
©2018 Jason Anspach and Nick Cole (P)2020 Podium Publishing
In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store's prom dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella Especially Heinous, Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.
©2017 Carmen Maria Machado (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Two women reflect on the value of their lives in a wry short story of male privilege and undeserved rewards by Emma Cline, the New York Times bestselling author of The Girls. Keri and Paula are strangers with something rotten in common: the annoying Devlin brothers. Keri is an investor whose expertise is dismissed on the entrepreneurial reality show that shot the boys to fame. Paula is the boys accommodating neighbor who has suffered their ingratitude for years. The world is wide open for the Devlins after their overnight success. But for Keri and Paula? For all its worth, theyre coming face-to-face with the maddening business of being a woman. Emma Clines Rewards is part of Currency, a compounding collection of stories about wealth, class, competition, and collapse. If time is money, deposit here with interest. Read or listen in a single sitting.
©2020 Emma Cline (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
They came from our future - human beings very much like us. They came to WARN us! They came with a promise to make things better. And we believed. In a story set in the distant future, Planet Earth is visited by strangers from Planet Xanadu, claiming to have been sent by our own future selves to warn present-day Earth of the dangers that lie ahead. After the initial shock and disbelief, followed by much debate, the worlds leaders agree to put their faith in these Future People, with the hope that they can help to avoid impending disaster and save Planet Earth and its inhabitants. But they soon learn that all that glitters is not gold and all is not as it appears! The true, horrifying agenda of the visitors presence on Earth eventually reveals itself - slavery. Now, it is up to a small band of determined rebels to free the slaves and salvage the future of the planet and all humanity!
©2020 Lamees Alhassar (P)2021 Lamees Alhassar
Audible narration by Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars). Whats a woman to do when she fails to live up to feminine ideals? It depends on what shes willing to give up in this darkly comic short story by Caroline Kepnes, the bestselling author of You. Shelby is struggling with parenthood, marriage, a passive-aggressive mother, and unemployment. But she also has a sweet escape in her beloved Hallmark movies. When a secret admirer promises to sweep her away into a world of those same romantic tropes, the temptation is so heady, Shelby can already smell the pumpkin spice. But this rom-com dream has a whiff of conspiracy.... Caroline Kepness Sweet Virginia is part of Out of Line, an incisive collection of funny, enraging, and hopeful stories of womens empowerment and escape. Each piece can be listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.
©2020 Caroline Kepnes (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Diverse and moving, these six outstanding stories are meditations on grief and loss, love, communication and loneliness. Each one will take the reader on a brief yet unforgettable journey into private worlds and unexpected corners of the human heart. The shortlisted stories have all been chosen for this year's Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award - the world's richest and most prestigious prize for a single short story, dubbed the 'equivalent of the Man Booker for the short story' by the Sydney Morning Herald. The finalists of 2019 come from three continents, whose exceptional stories span such diverse territory as high end fashion, the Troubles, a disastrous poetry anthology cross-cultural romance and family secrets. But all are linked by their competence and artistry, through stylistic inventiveness, dark humour, intricacy, and a masterful formal control. This podcast is free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.
©2018 Joe Dunthorne, Paul Dalla Rosa, Louise Kennedy, Kevin Barry, 2019 Danielle McLaughlin, Emma Cline (P)2019 Audible, Ltd.
Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times best-selling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls' fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.
©2017 Roxane Gay. Produced by arrangement with Grove Atlantic (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
These selected terrors range from the speculative to supernatural horror, encompass the infernal and the occult, and include stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Aickman, and Ramsey Campbell. Hasty for the Dark is the second short story collection from the award-winning and widely appreciated British writer of horror fiction, Adam L. G. Nevill. The author's best horror stories from 2009 to 2015 are collected here for the first time. The hardest journeys in life and death are taken underground. No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels. A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage. Once considered inhumane and now derelict, this zoo may not be as empty as assumed. A bad marriage, a killer couple, and part of a wider movement. No sign of life aboard an abandoned freighter, but what is left below deck tells a strange story. The origin of our species is not what we think. In destitution, the future for revolution and mass murder is so bright. Your memories may not be your own, and your life nothing more than a ritual that will compel you to perform an atrocity
©2017 Adam L. G. Nevill (P)2017 Journalstone Publishing
From New York Times best-selling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. Originally published by a small press, this edition will make Gays debut widely available for the first time, including several new stories. In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procures a voodoo love potion to ensnare a childhood classmate. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted by the mysterious scent of blood. These early stories showcase Gays prowess as "one of the voices of our age (National Post, Canada).
©2011, 2018 Roxane Gay. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
A young woman hunts for her wayward shadow at the school where she first learned magic - while another faces a test she never studied for as ice envelopes the world. The tasks assigned a bookish boy lead him to fateful encounters with lizards, owls, trolls, and a feisty, sarcastic cat. A bear wedding is cause for celebration, the spinning wheel and the tower in the briar hedge get to tell their own stories, and a kitchen maid finds out that a lost princess is more than she seems. The sea witch reveals what she hoped to gain when she took the mermaid's voice. A wiser Snow White sets out to craft herself a new tale. In these eight stories and 23 poems, World Fantasy Award winner Theodora Goss retells and recasts fairy tales by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Oscar Wilde. Sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious, always lyrical, the works gathered in Snow White Learns Witchcraft re-center and empower the women at the heart of these timeless narratives. Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Jane Yolen, in her introduction, proclaims that Goss "transposes, transforms, and transcends times, eras, and old tales with ease. But also there is a core of tough magic that runs through all her pieces like a river through Faerie...I am ready to reread some of my new favorites."
©2019 Theodora Goss (P)2020 Tantor
Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the ALA Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the California Book Award for First Fiction. Nguyen's next fiction book, The Refugees, is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of 20 years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family. With the coruscating gaze that informed The Sympathizer, in The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husband is suffering from dementia and starts to confuse her for a former lover, to a girl living in Ho Chi Minh City whose older half sister comes back from America having seemingly accomplished everything she never will, the stories are a captivating testament to the dreams and hardships of immigration. The second piece of fiction by a major new voice in American letters, The Refugees is a beautifully written and sharply observed book about the aspirations of those who leave one country for another and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives.
©2017 Viet Thanh Nguyen (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
From the dawn of history onward, commanding the most powerful ship around has been a dream of admirals, sultans, emperors, kings, generalissimos, and sea captains everywhere. For what the intimidation factor alone doesn't achieve, a massive barrage from super-weapons probably will. In "Superweapon", a fight for possession of an ancient alien warship will determine the fate of two vast interstellar powers. In "Hate in the Darkness", a team of libertarian Freeholders must think outside the box to do battle with the might of the United Nations and its powerful navy. And in "A Helping Hand", Jody Lynn Nye posits an interstellar submarine on a rescue mission behind enemy lines - with the fate of an entire species hanging in the balance. Big, bold, and edge-of-your-seat space opera and military science fiction from David Drake, Michael Z. Williamson, Mark L. Van Name, Steve White, Jody Lynn Nye, Brendan DuBois, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Susan R. Matthews, Mike Kupari, J.R.Dunn, Robert Buettner, Christopher Ruocchio, Dave Bara, Joelle Presby, and Gray Rinehart.
©2018 David Drake, Steve White, Mark L. Van Name, Mike Kupari, Jody Lynn Nye, J. R. Dunn, Michael Z. Williamson, Gray Rinehart, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Dave Bara, Joelle Presby, Susan R. Matthews, Robert Buettner, Christopher Ruocchio, and Brendan DuBois; Introduction and all additional material copyright 2018 by Tony Daniel, Christopher Ruocchio (P)2021 Tantor
For All the Obvious Reasons is Lynn Stegner's superb collection of nine remarkably distinct tales of passion, clear-eyed wisdom, and honesty honed to a cutting edge. These are stories the listener can't shake: A woman living a marital shadow life realizes that her long compensating heart has begun to ominously decompensate. An affluent New Yorker becomes a hoarder to escape a future he cannot bear to take up. A baby dies in a miasma of sibling resentments, and from that the secrets of culpability unravel. A construction worker and a bereaved young neighbor together find a way to be in a broken world. And in the beautifully moving narrative that closes the volume, a story about the depth of goodness and duty and of the profound love they both define and prevent. From the wild rivers of British Columbia to the cement jungle of Manhattan, Stegner pulls us from our own worlds into her own. With luminous particulars and in richly orchestrated language, these stories sound the vibrant, sometimes anguished music that composes human lives. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for listeners interested in fiction - novels; novellas; political and medical thrillers; comedy; satire; historical fiction; romance; erotic and love stories; mystery; classic literature; folklore and mythology; literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, and Cather; and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times best seller or a national best seller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
©2016 Lynn Stegner (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things--which includes a never-before-published American Gods story, "Black Dog", written exclusively for this volume. In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction--stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013--as well as "Black Dog", a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection. Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghost stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion. In "Adventure Story"--a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane--Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die. His social media experience "A Calendar of Tales" are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year--stories of pirates and the March winds, an igloo made of books, and a Mother's Day card that portends disturbances in the universe. Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale "The Case of Death and Honey". And "Click-Clack the Rattlebag" explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we're all alone in the darkness. Full of wonder and terror, surprises and amusements, Trigger Warning is a treasury of delights that engage the mind, stir the heart, and shake the soul from one of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day.
©2015 Neil Gaiman (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
From New York Times best-selling author James S. A. Corey... Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante, Amos Burton was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid you or killed you. Unless the authorities got to you first. Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, and the upcoming Cibola Burn, The Churn deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed Expanse series.
©2014 James S.A. Corey (P)2014 Hachette Audio
The second Spellmonger anthology! It is said by some that the Spellmongers exile to the Magelaw left Sevendor, the City of Magic, unprotected in his absence. That would be untrue, for though the mightiest mage of the era was forced by law and custom to refrain from visiting his realm in Castal, he left behind a significant body of learned and dedicated colleagues to continue his policies and see to the protection of the magelands. These were not all warmagi, nor even High Magi; indeed, the strength of Sevendor depended on magi of all types and descriptions. As Minalan fought against the darkest foes in the West, his lands in the east were protected by his vassals, allies, and friends. Their powers varied, as did their station. But they were uniformly devoted to Minalan the Spellmonger and the land he had wrought. They kept watch against secret incursions or hidden dangers against the realm while the Spellmongers strength was elsewhere. Whilst he grappled with the fearsome minions of Korbal the Necromancer, his magical land was well-warded by the famous Wizards of Sevendor. From the Heeth the Arcanists History of the Magelands.
©2021 Terry Mancour (P)2021 Podium Audio
Gristle & Bone: Seven Delectable Tales of Terror Short and novella-length fiction from the twisted imagination of Duncan Ralston, author of Salvage. Including a new Introduction from Chris Hall of DLS Reviews! Monsters lurk among us. Cannibals. Werewolves. Artificial intelligence. The vengeful dead. Some want to harm us. Some to help. Others seek to enslave us. Whatever their motives, we can't ignore them any longer. They are in our businesses. Our homes. They are our neighbors and families. They are us.
©2014 Duncan Ralston (P)2016 Duncan Ralston
An all-new Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer, is the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, the first audiobook of short fiction by number New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson. The collection will include nine works in all. The first eight are: "The Hope of Elantris" (Elantris) "The Eleventh Metal" (Mistborn) "The Emperor's Soul" (Elantris) "Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes 28 through 30" (Mistborn) "White Sand" (excerpt; Taldain) "Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell" (Threnody) "Sixth of Dusk" (First of the Sun) "Mistborn: Secret History" (Mistborn) These wonderful works, originally published on Tor.com and elsewhere individually, convey the expanse of the Cosmere and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, including the Hugo Award-winning novella, The Emperor's Soul and an excerpt from the graphic novel White Sand. Arcanum Unbounded also contains the Stormlight Archive novella Edgedancer, which appears in this audiobook for the first time anywhere. It is a story of Lift, taking place between Words of Radiance and the forthcoming Oathbringer. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne Series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere Novels ElantrisWarbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity
©2016 Dragonsteel Entertainment (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
A lot can happen on the way from one place to another, especially when an overnight flight makes for an unexpected romantic encounter between strangers seated together; a trucker finds life beyond the ranch where he grew up; and a bored Midwestern housewife tries to escape Kansas City. This anthology of tales about people in transit features Stuart Dybek's "Pet Milk", read by Keith Szarabajka; Martha Gellhorn's "Miami-New York", read by Joanna Gleason; Edward P. Jones' "An Orange Line Train to Ballston", read by Sonia Manzano; Annie Proulx's "The Trickle-Down Effect", read by James Naughton; Dorothy Thomas' "The Getaway", read by Mia Dillon; James Thurber's "A Ride with Olympy", read by David Rakoff; and Eudora Welty's "No Place for You, My Love", read by Andrea Marcovicci.
©2008 Symphony Space, Inc. (P)2008 Symphony Space, Inc.
Le seul plaisir de la vie d'Odette Toulemonde est la lecture des romans de l'écrivain Balthazar Balsan. La rencontre entre les deux personnages va bouleverser la vie de l'un et donner un souffle nouveau à celle de l'autre. Odette Toulemonde et autres histoires a été publié en 2006 et adapté au cinéma en 2007 par son auteur, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt.
©2006 Albin Michel (P)2008 Éditions Thélème
Tempt Me is a collection of five full-length novels from best-selling authors. This collection includes: Yours to Bare by Jessica Hawkins - A stand-alone contemporary romance My journal is the one place I can be myself - as long as I can tie it up and put it away when I'm finished. But when Finn undoes the bow, he pulls strings that could unravel each of us. Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson - A stand-alone single dad romance When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows hes in trouble. Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance... Make Me Yours by Tia Louise - A stand-alone nanny/single dad romance Hes a billionaire single dad who needs help. Shes a sassy single gal who needs work. Live-in nanny? What could go wrong? Breaker by Harloe Rae - A stand-alone brother's best friend romance He didnt mean to break my heart. Or maybe he did. I shouldnt have made it so easy for him. Either way, our wrongs against each other carved new lines between us. Captain by Lauren Rowe - A stand-alone romantic comedy I hate him. I really do. I just wish my brain would explain the situation to my body...because every time he flashes that panty-melting smile at me, it takes all my self-restraint not to jump the bastards hot-as-f--k bones.
©2020 First Class Romance (P)2020 First Class Romance
Winner of the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Short-listed for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Selected as an Amazon.ca Best Book and for The Globe's Top 10 Books of 2013. With astonishing range and depth, Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Lynn Coady gives us nine unforgettable new stories, each one of them grabbing our attention from the first line and resonating long after the last. A young nun charged with talking an anorexic out of her religious fanaticism toys with the thin distance between practicality and blasphemy. A strange bond between a teacher and a schoolgirl takes on ever deeper and stranger shapes as the years progress. A bride-to-be with a penchant for nocturnal bondage can't seem to stop bashing herself up in the light of day. Equally adept at capturing the foibles and obsessions of men and of women, compassionate in her humour yet never missing an opportunity to make her characters squirm, fascinated as much by faithlessness as by faith, Lynn Coady is quite possibly the writer who best captures what it is to be human at this particular moment in our history.
©2013 Lynn Coady (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
In 1867, a good-natured Bavarian priest is sent by God and mad King Ludwig to the wilds of North America. Soon the backwoods are transformed into a parish and the settlers into a congregation, and Joseph Becker, a woodcarver, meets his future wife. Several decades later, Joseph Becker teaches his astounding carving skills to his grandchildren. One of them, Klara, shows exceptional talent and has a surfeit of what the local nuns call "a fondness for men's work". Untamed, she falls in love with Eamon O'Sullivan, an Irish boy, only to have him leave to fight in the Great War....
©2001 Jane Urquhart (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
The stories in this collection are about women of all ages and circumstances. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who is incapable of leaving her husband. In another, a country girl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers in a single moment of insight the limits and lies of passion. Three stories concern the same woman - in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls' school into a wild love affair; in the second, she returns with her child to the home of her parents, whose marriage she finally begins to examine; and in the last, her vanished child turns up caught in the grip of a religious cult. In these and other stories, Alice Munro's understanding of the people about whom she writes makes their lives as real as our own.
©2004 Alice Munro (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist. Never one to shy away from the unimaginable or the unspeakable, Clive Barker breathes life into our deepest, darkest nightmares, creating visions that are at once terrifying, tender, and witty. The Books of Blood confirm what horror fans everywhere have known for a long time: We will be hearing from Clive Barker for many years to come.
©1985 Clive Barker Ink, Inc (P)2013 David N. Wilson
When a storm reveals a mysterious cave behind a waterfall, the young mystics apprentice and her wolf investigate. Inside, she discovers a secret place containing a pile of human bones and the young girl makes what could be a fatal mistake. In this Legends of the First Empire prequel, we witness the events that helped shape the woman who would one day become Suri the Mystic, the first Rhune Artist, and a hero to a generation.
©2020 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace. A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband in "Alphinland," the first of three loosely linked stories about the romantic geometries of a group of writers and artists. In "The Freeze-Dried Bridegroom," a man who bids on an auctioned storage space has a surprise. In "Lusus Naturae," a woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. In "Torching the Dusties," an elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. And in "Stone Mattress," a long-ago crime is avenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion-year-old stromatolite. In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood is at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game. List of Stories and Narrators: "Alphinland" and "Torching the Dusties" read by Lorna Raver "Revenant" read by Mark Bramhall "Dark Lady" and "The Dead Hand Loves You" read by Arthur Morey "Lusus Naturae" read by Emily Rankin "The Freeze-Dried Groom" read by Rob Delaney "I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth" read by Bernadette Dunne "Stone Mattress" read by Margaret Atwood
©2014 Margaret Atwood (P)2014 Random House Audio
For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror fans crave. Now, with the ninth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today's most challenging and exciting writers.
©2017 Ellen Datlow (P)2017 Tantor
Audible narration by Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) A genealogy test sparks a womans reflection on the two accounts of her life--the real one and the one shes always told the world--in this poignant short story by Cheryl Strayed, the bestselling author of Wild. In 1964, teenage Geraldine Waters was sent away by her parents to an unwed mothers home, where she gave up her newborn for adoption. Ever since, shes lived an alternative narrative. Decades later, its time for Geraldine to reconcile the telling of her life, to finally grieve, and to discover what happened to that part of her past that slipped away. Cheryl Strayeds This Telling is part of Out of Line, an incisive collection of funny, enraging, and hopeful stories of womens empowerment and escape. Each piece can be listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.
©2020 Cheryl Strayed (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
At 16, Anne is grown up...almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else's romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behavior of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.
©1989 David and Ruth MacDonald and Bantam Audio Publishing (P)1989 Bantam Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
A collection of three stories to mark the Leap Year by Laura Marney, Ruth Thomas and Alan Spence. The Leap Year Tales are: 'Aw Wrong' by Laura Marney: Facing the imminent birth of their first child, a couple take steps to try to influence the course of nature. Read by Gabriel Quigley. 'February Alone' by Ruth Thomas: An intended romantic lunch goes strangely awry. Will a gift of lingerie help save the hour? Read by Melody Grove. 'Excepting February' by Alan Spence: February's extra day threatens to cause technical meltdown in Scotland's granite city, but meanwhile may give love another chance for one man. Read by John Buick. Produced by Patricia Hitchcock.
©2018 Laura Marney, Ruth Thomas, and Alan Spence (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio
In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness - a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt-of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion"). Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate.
©2012 David Foster Wallace (P)2012 Hachette Audio
A career-spanning collection of stories from the author of Fifteen Dogs, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and Canada Reads. Vivid, profound, moving, and with moments of sly humor, the stories in The Night Piece reveal worlds both familiar and deeply strange. Drawing from Alexis' acclaimed debut collection, Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa, and the highly original Beauty and Sadness, and including previously uncollected stories, here is the surreal and brilliant short fiction of André Alexis - one of Canada's most extraordinary writers. With an afterword by Madeleine Thien
©1999 Andre Alexis (P)2020 Penguin Random House Canada
Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short-story collection from best-selling author Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand-new tales in the same place for the first time. Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled with insight and anecdote offering the listener a deeper exploration into this absorbing fictional world. This is a must-listen for any Rivers of London fan. Join Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds, and Tobias Winter for a series of perfectly portioned tales. Discover what's haunting a lonely motorway service station, who still wanders the shelves of a popular London bookshop, and what exactly happened to the River Lugg.... With an introduction from internationally best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series Charlaine Harris.
©2020 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2020 Tantor
A definitive new collection featuring all of the previously published Sookie Stackhouse stories, along with a new introduction from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the series. Return to Bon Temps, Louisiana, with these listener favorites featuring spunky telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse and her paranormal friends: "Fairy Dust" - from Powers of Detection and A Touch of Dead "One Word Answer" - from Bite and A Touch of Dead "Dracula Night" - from Many Bloody Returns and A Touch of Dead "Lucky" - from Unusual Suspects and A Touch of Dead "Gift Wrap" - from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and A Touch of Dead "Two Blondes" - from Death's Excellent Vacation "If I Had a Hammer" - from Home Improvement: Undead Edition "Small Town Wedding" - from The Sookie Stackhouse Companion "Playing Possum" - from An Apple for the Creature "In the Blue Hereafter" - from Games Creatures Play
©2017 Charlaine Harris, Inc. (P)2017 Recorded Books
From the author of Sunday Times and New York Times best seller Damaged, the gripping story of a woman caught in a horrific cycle of abuse - and the desperate lengths she must go to in order to escape. When Aisha spots an ad for a 'personal introductory service for professionals' in the newspaper, she could never have guessed it would lead to such a perfect marriage. But you should be careful what you wish for.... Mark is sorry the first time he hits Aisha. His tears make her all the more determined to be a better wife, not to let herself down again. But however hard Aisha tries, she can't live up to Mark's impossible expectations - or escape his terrifying, violent temper. Soon she is trapped in a cycle of horrific abuse and imprisonment. And with two young children to protect, Aisha must draw on what strength she has left to find an escape. What follows is something so devastating it plunges Aisha into her darkest days yet. Is the price she must pay for freedom too high?
©2015 Cathy Glass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the City of Vancouver Book Award, and a Regional Finalist for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book
Longing, familiarity, and hope suffuse these stories as they mine the charged territory of relationships - subtly weaving in conflicts between generations and cultures. Madeleine Thien's characters in some way want to make amends, to understand the events that have shaped their lives. A young woman searches back in time for the pivotal moment when her family lost faith in itself. Two sisters keep a vigil outside their former house, hoping their long-absent mother will appear one last time. A wife helps her husband grieve for the woman he has loved since childhood. A daughter remembers the simple ritual she once shared with her father and the moment when her unconditional love for him was called into question.
Compassionate and revealing, delicate and wise, these stories chart the uneven progress of love and lay bare the heartbreaking truths at the core of our closest bonds.
©2003 Madeleine Thien (P)2018 Vintage Canada
Cant you feel the warm velvety wings of a butterfly opening in your chest as the bourbon slides down your throat? Or maybe you feel the rasp developing in your voice from all those cigarettes. Ever been burnt by a dame, not knowing which end was up when it was all over? The rich history of pulp stories are pure Americana. Written like a script from film noir movie, you are to be transported to a time in the '30s, '40s, or '50s, where the liquor flowed freely and there was always a Crosley radio playing in some room off in the distance, just barely audible. The stories dont always end on a high note, or even end at all. The magic of a pulp noir short story is that the listener is supposed to wonder what comes next. After the last word, the story for the characters moves on long after the final sentence. Unless the character is lying facedown in a pool of blood or off to the clink. The listener is to guess as to what happens next and what came before. Pulp noir is more about a small slice of life, a moment in time, and usually a dark one. So conjure up in your consciousness femme fatales, handguns, seedy bars, bad luck, thieves, scoundrels, a book of matches, a pack of Pall Malls, low lighting, and definitely everything in glorious black and white.
©2017 Eric Leckey (P)2019 Eric Leckey
For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the tenth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night Included in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as Neil Gaiman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Stephen King, Linda Nagata, Laird Barron, and many others. With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today's most challenging and exciting writers.
©2018 Ellen Datlow (P)2018 Tantor
Arsène Lupin ? Ce Robin des Bois moderne met son intelligence, sa force physique et son sang-froid au secours de "l'innocence persécutée". Un caractère à la fois séduisant, torturé et mystérieux, lui ont assuré son succès auprès de nombreux lecteurs. Içi sont rassemblées l'intégrale des 36 nouvelles qui mettent en scène le personnage d'Arsène Lupin, encore que parfois il se fasse passer pour un certain Jim Barnett... Les 36 nouvelles : L'Arrestation d'Arsène Lupin ; Arsène Lupin en prison ; L'Évasion d'Arsène Lupin ; Le Mystérieux Voyageur ; Le Collier de la reine ; Le Coffre-fort de madame Imbert ; Herlock Sholmès arrive trop tard ; La Perle noire ; Le Sept de cur ; Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmès ; Les Jeux du soleil ; L'Anneau nuptial ; Le Signe de l'ombre ; Le Piège infernal ; L'Écharpe de soie rouge ; La Mort qui rôde ; Le Mariage d'Arsène Lupin ; Le Fétu de paille ; Édith au cou de cygne ; L'aiguille creuse ; Les Gouttes qui tombent ; La Lettre d'amour du roi George ; La Partie de baccara ; L'Homme aux dents d'or ; Les Douze Africaines de Béchoux ; Le hasard fait des miracles ; Gants blancs, guêtres blanches ; Béchoux arrête Jim Barnett ; Les Huit Coups de l'horloge regroupe les textes suivants : Au sommet de la tour ; La Carafe d'eau ; Thérèse et Germaine ; Le Film révélateur ; Le Cas de Jean-Louis ; La Dame à la hache ; Des pas sur la neige ; Au Dieu Mercure.
©2020 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2020 Compagnie du Savoir
A collection of poignant, romantic and funny tales performed by Academy Award -winning actor William Hurt. This collection includes a bonus track of an exclusive interview with William Hurt. Hurt's readings are thoughtful, tender, romantic, and resonant. A treasure. Stories in this set include: Aleksandar Hemon's "Blind Josef Pronek" - A Bosnian man struggles to make a new life in America Richard Ford's "Communist" - A teenage boy's relationship to his single mother and her new boyfriend against the background of the stark Montana landscape Ron Carlson's "Towel Season" - A tender story of a scientist and his wife's rocky moments as he works on a tough math proof Tobias Wolff's "Nightingale" - A bullying father suddenly has doubts on his drive with his stoic son to military school to "toughen up" the boySelected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.
©2009 Symphony Space (P)2009 Symphony Space
David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey"). No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).
©2008 David Sedaris (P)2008 David Sedaris
Robert Barr (1849-1912) was a Scottish-Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. 'The Hour-Glass' is a mysterious ghost story. An avid antique collector buys an ancient and defective hourglass from a curiosity shop. When he takes it home and starts to examine it, he is startled by a strange visitor who claims to be the real owner of the hourglass. His story is a very bizarre one.
Public Domain (P)2018 Red Door Audiobooks
Big Cats opens with "Charlotte", in which a young girl with a broken pelvis spies on her voluptuous neighbor during a long, hot summer night, setting the tone of irrepressible curiosity and yearning that is evident throughout the collection. In "Get Away from Me, David", a bank manager tries to overcome his haunted past as he deals with the aftermath of a minor earthquake and the body of a customer who died in the lobby. "Big Cats" pits two teenage girls against each other in an escalating catfight at the zoo where they work, culminating in a blowout in front of the lion cage. Cast of narrators: "Charlotte" read by Lili Taylor "Get Away from Me, David" read by Rainn Wilson "Big Cats" read by Alia Shawkat "Golden Pioneers" read by Virginia Madsen "F--k You" read by Justine Bateman "My Name" read by Garrett Dillahunt "Good to Hear You" read by Amy Brenneman "The Heights" read by Jenna Fischer "By the Time You Get This" read by Helen Hunt "Seashell" read by Patricia Arquette "Africa" read by Peter Krause "The White Dog" read by Holiday Reinhorn "Last Seen" read by a full cast of narrators, with additional voices by Oscar Nunez, Adam Mondschein, Macleod Andrews, Kirby Heyborne, and Adenrele Ojo.
©2016 Holiday Reinhorn (P)2016 Random House Audio
Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time by embroidering terrible fates; endless paths in the deep, dark woods; and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes who must grapple with these problems include the Duke of Wellington; a conceited Regency clergyman; an 18th-century Jewish doctor; and Mary, Queen of Scots; as well as Jonathan Strange and the Raven King. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories introduces readers to a world where charm is always tempered by eeriness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of magic.
©2006 Susanna Clarke (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a divison of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
12 Books to Read Before You Die - Volume 2 The Prophet - Khalil Gibran Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë White Fang - Jack London The Time Machine - H. G. Wells Agnes Grey - Anne Brontë The Blockade Runner - Jules Verne Cleopatra - The Biography - Jacob Abbott The Black Arrow - Robert Louis Stevenson Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas The Diaries of Adam and Eve - Mark Twain Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to 12 Books to Read Before You Die - Volume 2 and experience the compelling world of the fiction stories in this anthology by various writers.
©2021 Public Domain (P)2021 Audiobooks C
Featuring a brand-new story Whats special about Cat Person, and the rest of the stories...is the authors expert control of language, character, story - her ability to write stories that feel told, and yet so unpretentious and accessible that we think they must be true. (The New York Times Book Review) Kristen Roupenian isnt just an uncannily great writer, she also knows things about the human psyche - things that I always supposed I would learn at some point, but never did.... The world has made a lot more sense since reading this book. (Miranda July, New York Times best-selling author) If you think you know what this collection will be like, youre wrong. These stories are sharp and perverse, dark and bizarre, unrelenting and utterly bananas. I love them so, so much. (Carmen Maria Machado, National Book Award finalist and author of Her Body and Other Parties) A compulsively listenable collection of short stories that explore the complex - and often darkly funny - connections between gender, sex, and power across genres. Previously published as You Know You Want This, Cat Person and Other Stories brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its stories are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex...until they cant have sex without him; a 10-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for something mean; a woman who finds a book of spells half-hidden at the library and summons her hearts desire: a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed biter who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker. Spanning a range of genres and topics - from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural - these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure. And, as a collection, they point a finger at you, daring you to feel uncomfortable - or worse, understood - as if to say, You want this, right? You know you want this.
©2019 Kristen Roupenian (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
William Trevor is truly a Chekhov for our age, and a new collection of stories from him is always a cause for celebration. These 12 stories include: The waiter who divulges his shocking life of crime to his ex-wife. A woman repeats the story of her parents' unstable marriage after a horrible tragedy. The schoolgirl who regrets gossiping about the cuckolded man who tutors her. A middle-aged couple meet in a theatre bar for a squalid blind date. The disappointed priest who fears an innocent young girl may run away from home. Two self-certain sisters visit a newly widowed local woman. And, in the volume's title story, a middle-age accountant offers his reasons for ending a love affair. From these slender moments Trevor creates whole lives, conjuring up characters marked by bitterness and loss. William Trevor's graceful prose is a wonder in itself, and as convincing when inhabiting the mind of a school lunchmaid, an adulterous Irish country librarian, or a murderer on the London streets. And as is always the case with William Trevor, venom and tragedy are never far from the still surface of the stories. At the heart of this stunning collection is Trevor's characteristic tenderness and unflinching eye for both the humanizing and dehumanizing aspects of modern urban and rural life.
©2004 William Trevor (P)2004 Tantor Media, Inc.
Fifty-five stories. Fifty-five words each. No more. No less. Enjoy this collection of flash fiction with a sinister twist. Size does matter in these delightfully tiny tales populated with narcoleptic drivers, bickering backers, suspicious spouses, and other memorable characters. Full of dark humor, intrigue, and absurdity, this collection of slightly sinister (and occasionally sweet) stories delivers a bite-size listener experience to satisfy any literary craving. Two dueling narrators give their own dramatic twist to the audiobook version of these darkly amusing tales.
©2020 Racha Mourtada (P)2020 Andrews McMeel Publishing
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church's double standards and their own needs and passions. There is 14-year-old Jael, who has a crush on the preacher's wife. At 42, Lyra realizes that her discomfort with her own body stands between her and a new love. As Y2K looms, Caroletta's "same time next year" arrangement with her childhood best friend is tenuous. A serial mistress lays down the ground rules for her married lovers. In the dark shadows of a hospice parking lot, grieving strangers find comfort in each other. With their secret longings, new love, and forbidden affairs, these church ladies are as seductive as they want to be, as vulnerable as they need to be, as unfaithful and unrepentant as they care to be, and as free as they deserve to be.
©2020 Deesha Philyaw (P)2020 Tantor
Ten sinister tales to delight the darkest of minds.
Psychological, speculative, and truly thrilling, Sinister Sentiments brings together the best horror and thriller works of K.C. Finn, contributor to the best-selling horror collection Dark Light Four. This edition contains stories from the realms of steampunk, post-apocalyptic, historical, and contemporary horror, plus two exclusive sneak previews of full-length works due for release in 2015.
Whilst there is no explicit content, this volume does contain gore and disturbing situations which may not be suitable for listeners under the age of 14. Parental discretion is advised.
"The Maybe Man"
"The Demons in the Details"
"The Damned Bus"
"The Ghost of a Melody"
"The Glassmans Promise"
"The S Word"
"The Bleeding of the Thief"
"The Day the World Ended"
©2014 Kimberley Finn (P)2019 Kimberley Finn
A charming everyman and a mysterious something-under-the-bridge cross paths in a short fairy tale by the number one New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and the Simon Snow series. Its fate when a man accidentally drops his phone off the bridge. Its fortune when its retrieved by a friendly shape sloshing in the muck underneath. From that day forward, as they share a coffee every morning, an unlikely friendship blooms. Considering the reality for the man above, where life seems perfect, and that of the sharp-witted creature below, how forever after can a happy ending be? The Prince and the Troll is part of Faraway, a collection of retold fairy tales that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. Whether read or listened to in one sitting, prepare to be charmed, moved, enlightened, and frightened all over again.
©2020 Rainbow Rowell (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Weeds by Stephen King: When a meteorite lands on his property, Jordy Verrill envisions an easy payday. Unfortunately for Jordy, this is no ordinary rock - and the uncompromising force inside has found its first target. The Price You Pay by Kelley Armstrong: Never pay more than you owe. Sounds like easy advice to follow. But for Kara and her childhood friend Ingrid, some debts can never be repaid... especially those tendered in blood. Magic Eyes by Bill Pronzini: Edward James Tolliver has found a weary sort of asylum among the insane. He knows he's not one of them - but how can he tell anyone about the invaders without sounding that way? Murder in Chains by Simon Clark: Imagine awaking to find yourself in an underground vault, chained by the neck to a murderous lunatic, a grunting goliath who seems more animal than man. The Watched by Ramsey Campbell: Little Jimmy gets a glimpse of the cold truth when he finds out that it's not always what you see that can get you into trouble; it's who knows what you see.
©2014 Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman (P)2014 Tantor
A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin. In 2015, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux published A Manual for Cleaning Women, a posthumous story collection by a relatively unknown writer, to wild, widespread acclaim. It was a New York Times best seller; the paper's Book Review named it one of the 10 best books of 2015; and NPR, Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and other outlets gave the book rave reviews. Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from the remaining Berlin stories - a jewel box follow-up for Lucia Berlin's hungry fans. A millions.com pick of most anticipated books.
©2018 Lucia Berlin (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.
Public Domain (P)2007 B.J. Harrison
The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist. Never one to shy away from the unimaginable or the unspeakable, Clive Barker breathes life into our deepest, darkest nightmares, creating visions that are at once terrifying, tender, and witty. The Books of Blood confirm what horror fans everywhere have known for a long time: We will be hearing from Clive Barker for many years to come.
©1984 Clive Barker (P)2013 David Wilson
The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, this collection includes "The Killers," the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical; the autobiographical "Fathers and Sons," which alludes, for the first time in Hemingway's career, to his father's suicide; "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," a "brilliant fusion of personal observation, hearsay and invention," wrote Hemingway's biographer, Carlos Baker; and the title story itself, of which Hemingway said: "I put all the true stuff in," with enough material, he boasted, to fill four novels. Beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America's master storytellers at the top of his form.
(P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
What would you do in the name of revenge? In The Cask of Amontillado, our narrator Montresor feels that the pompous Fortunado has insulted him one too many times. Join us as Motresor takes advantage of his enemy's love of wine to exact an unspeakable revenge.
Public Domain (P)2019 Daniela Acitelli
In the mystery of Christmas, we find its majesty. The mystery of how God became flesh, why he chose to come, and how he must love his people. Such mysteries can never be solved, just as love can never be diagrammed. Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but with imagination.
©2009 Max Lucado (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2000With accomplished precision and gentle eloquence, Jhumpa Lahiri traces the crosscurrents set in motion when immigrants, expatriates, and their children arrive, quite literally, at a cultural divide. The nine stories in this stunning debut collection unerringly chart the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. A blackout forces a young Indian American couple to make confessions that unravel their tattered domestic peace. An Indian-American girl recognizes her cultural identity during a Halloween celebration while the Pakastani civil war rages on television in the background. A latchkey kid with a single working mother finds affinity with a woman from Calcutta. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, these stories speak with passion and wisdom to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner. Like the interpreter of the title story, Lahiri translates between the strict traditions of her ancestors and a baffling new world.
©2000 Jhumpa Lahiri (P)2000 HighBridge Company
A 2020 Locus Award Finalist for Best Anthology "[Vivienne Leheny and Will Damron's] characterizations are poignant and widely varied, their delivery soulful and immersive, and their pacing attuned to each new world. Ideal for fans of short stories and science fiction." (AudioFile magazine) For the first time in a decade, a compilation of the very best in science fiction, from a world authority on the genre. For decades, The Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after 35 annual collections comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies. In The Very Best of the Best, legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the finest short stories for this landmark collection, including short fiction from authors such as Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan, and any many more.
©2019 Gardner Dozois (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
From best-selling authors Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, and Jeanne C. Stein comes an anthology of four all-new novellas featuring powerful women who know how to handle a hex or two. In "Double Hexed" from Allyson James, a novella of the Stormwalker series, Janet and her friends find themselves locked in her hotel, victims of a hex cast by a very powerful sorcerer. And, as they work to release the spell before the sorcerer kills them all, they realize that their worst enemies just might be themselves. In "Blood Debt" from Jeanne C. Stein, bounty-hunter-turned-vampire Anna Strong is visited by three witches who ask her to right an old magical wrong. Anna will have to live up to her name to make it through alive. In "Magic Dreams" from Ilona Andrews, old legends and frightening nightmares come to life. The shapeshifting Tigress Dali Harimau finds herself in deep water when she must challenge a dark being to a battle of wits, or risk losing the man she secretly longs for. Finally, in Yasmine Galenorn's "Ice Shards," Iris Kuusi, a Finnish house sprite who lives with the D'Artigo sisters, must journey to the frozen Northlands to confront the crazed shadow of the former lover she's accused of murdering, so she can break the curse keeping her from marrying the man she loves. This is a must-listen collection for fans of the paranormal.
©2011 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon, Yasmine Galenorn, Jennifer Ashley, and Jeanne C, Stein (P)2011 Tantor
From horror master Rick Wood, author of The Sensitives and This Book Is Full of Bodies, comes 12 horrifying stories to spook up your Christmas season! From a sadistic secret Santa gift, to a murderous telekinetic fairy, to a nativity full of the undead, youll find a horror treat for all 12 days of Christmas. This anthology includes the following stories: The F--ked Up Fairy Twas' the Night Before Murder The Nativity of the Living Dead The Christmas Card Trap Secret Santa for the Sadistic Track Santa Part One Track Santa Part Two Track Santa Part Three Elf on a Shelf The Mince Pie The Christmas Cannibal A Christmas Carol: The Aftermath Buy the audiobook now and bring a sprinkle of horror to your festivities.
©2019 Richard Wood (P)2019 Richard Wood
The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2019, guest-edited by author of the mega-best-selling Outlander series Diana Gabaldon. Todays fans of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to hear about spaceships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever - to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and Diana Gabaldon, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today.
©2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Isn't Christmas the best time to fall in love? The cowboys of Three Rivers Ranch think so. Join four of them as they journey toward their path to happily ever after in four, all-new stories in the Amazon number one best-selling Three Rivers Ranch Romance series. The Ninth Inning: The Christmas season has never felt like such a burden to boutique owner Andrea Larsen. But with Mama gone and the holidays upon her, Andy finds herself wishing she hadn't been so quick to judge her former boyfriend, cowboy Lawrence Collins. Well, Lawrence hasn't forgotten about Andy either, and he devises a plan to get her out to the ranch so they can reconnect. Do they have the faith and humility to patch things up and start a new relationship? Ten Days in Town: Sandy Keller is tired of the dating scene in Three Rivers. Though she owns the pancake house, she's looking for a fresh start, which means an escape from the town where she grew up. When her older brother's best friend, Tad Jorgensen, comes to town for the holidays, it is a balm to his weary soul. A helicopter tour guide who experienced a near-death experience, he's looking to start over too - but in Three Rivers. Can Sandy and Tad navigate their troubles to find the path God wants them to take - and discover true love - in only ten days? Eleven Year Reunion: Pastry chef extraordinaire, Grace Lewis has moved to Three Rivers to help Heidi Ackerman open a bakery in Three Rivers. Grace relishes the idea of starting over in a town where no one knows about her failed cupcakery. She doesn't expect to run into her old high school boyfriend, Jonathan Carver. A carpenter working at Three Rivers Ranch, Jon's in town against his will. But with Grace now on the scene, Jon's thinking life in Three Rivers is suddenly looking up. But with her focus on baking and his disdain for small towns, can they make their 11-year reunion stick? The Twelfth Town: Newscaster Taryn Tucker has had enough of life on-screen. She's bounced from town to town before arriving in Three Rivers, completely alone and completely anonymous - just the way she now likes it. She takes a job cleaning at Three Rivers Ranch, hoping for a chance to figure out who she is and where God wants her. When she meets happy-go-lucky cowhand Kenny Stockton, she doesn't expect sparks to fly. Kenny's always been "the best friend" for his female friends, but the pull between him and Taryn can't be denied. Will they have the courage and faith necessary to make their opposite worlds mesh?
©2016, 2020 Elana Johnson (P)2020 Elana Johnson
The Man Who Lived Underground reminds us that any greatest writers of the 20th century list that doesnt start and end with Richard Wright is laughable. It might very well be Wrights most brilliantly crafted, and ominously foretelling, book. (Kiese Laymon) A major literary event: an explosive, previously unpublished novel about race and violence in America by the legendary author of Native Son and Black Boy. Fred Daniels, a Black man, is picked up by the police after a brutal double murder and tortured until he confesses to a crime he did not commit. After signing a confession, he escapes from custody and flees into the citys sewer system. This is the devastating premise of this scorching novel, a never-before-seen masterpiece by Richard Wright. Written between his landmark books Native Son (1940) and Black Boy (1945), at the height of his creative powers, it would see publication in Wright's lifetime only in drastically condensed and truncated form, and ultimately be included in the posthumous short story collection Eight Men (1961). Now, for the first time, by special arrangement with the authors estate, the full text of the work that meant more to Wright than any other (I have never written anything in my life that stemmed more from sheer inspiration) is published in the form that he intended, complete with his companion essay, Memories of My Grandmother. Malcolm Wright, the authors grandson, contributes an afterword.
©2020 Richard Wright (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Maeve Binchy's best-selling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also give an insight into how Ireland has changed over the decades but how people remain the same: they still fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they still have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-tanding friendships and some that fall apart. From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical. But at the heart of all Maeve's fiction are the people and their relationships with each other. A Few of the Girls is a glorious collection of the very best of her writing, full of the warmth, charm and humour that has always been an essential part of all of Maeve's writing. Read by Kate Binchy with an introduction read by Gordon Snell.
©2015 Maeve Binchy (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as "one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years" (Baltimore Sun), with "prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes" (The Boston Globe); The Washington Post called her "the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe". Her award-winning Half of a Yellow Sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later, once again putting her tremendous gifts - graceful storytelling, knowing compassion, and fierce insight into her characters' hearts - on display. Now, in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America in 12 dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. In "A Private Experience", a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away. In "Tomorrow Is Too Far", a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death. The young mother at the center of "Imitation" finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie's signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.
©2017 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2017 Random House Audio
New York Times number-one best-selling author Jeffrey Archer is a master of the short-story form, creating classic tales beloved by his fans. Now the award-winning writer presents 20 of his most popular and fêted short stories in The Short, the Long and the Tall. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to solve a murder and ends up falling in love; and the pretentious schoolboy whose discovery of the origins of his fathers wealth changes his life forever. Revel in the stories of the woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university during the 1930s, and another young woman who thumbs a lift and has an encounter she will never forget. Discover the haunting story about four men whose characters are tested to the point of death. Finally, a short parable about how pointless war is, and how decent people are caught up in the crossfire of their leaders ambitions. This will be a must-buy for dedicated fans of Jeffrey Archer, and includes the following short stories: "Never Stop on the Motorway" "Cheap at Half the Price" "Who Killed the Mayor?" "It Cant Be October Already" "Stuck on You" "The Grass Is Always Greener" "The Queens Birthday Telegram" "Clean Sweep Ignatius" "The First Miracle" "Caste Off" "A Wasted Hour" "Just Good Friends" "Christina Rosenthal" "A Gentleman and a Scholar" "The Road to Damascus" "Old Love" "A Good Toss to Lose" "One Mans Meat" "Endgame" "Confession" A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
©2020 Jeffrey Archer (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Bridget Taylor's (writer of the Alpha Billionaire Romance Series) now presents her new series The Ink Romance Series. This is the entire series boxed set (Books 1-5). Ink is the air! Solitude. That is all Leslie wants out of life with the sound of waves crashing against the cliffs, and her dog, Flamingo. Okay, and her best friends David and Molli. Oh, and the animal shelter but everything else doesnt matter. That is all she needed to be happy in life. She doesnt need a sexually-empowered man that makes her body frenzied and mind cloud with lust, no matter how bad she craves it. Until Kane Bridgeshaw comes into the picture, tattooed with raw sex-appeal, money, and he isnt afraid to use it, if it means getting everything he wants-including Leslie. Betrayal. It feels like Leslie buried her heart six-feet under when she told herself not fall in love with Kane, but it doesnt stop her from falling into bed with his body. She tries to get rid of all traces of Kane by scrubbing her soul clean after he proves repeatedly that he isnt worthy of her, so why does she kept believing his lies? Because of love. After months of trying to forget Kane, after months of leading other men on, after blood being spilled-Leslie breaks. She crumbles and falls right into Kanes arms. But all the trials, all the errors, all the pain and heartbreak, she doesnt know if she can continue to love him when all he does is break her. Until Kane puts her back together. You are going to love this new series!
©2018 Bridget Taylor (P)2019 Bridget Taylor
CONTENTS: A Suspicious Gift [Algernon Blackwood], Skeleton Lake: An Episode in Camp [Algernon Blackwood], The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood], A Baby Tramp [Ambrose Bierce], The Damned Thing [Ambrose Bierce], Dagon [H.P Lovecraft], The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle], The Descendant [H.P Lovecraft], The Cats of Ulthar [H.P Lovecraft], The Evil Clergyman [H.P Lovecraft], He [H.P Lovecraft], The Book [H.P Lovecraft], In the Vault [H.P Lovecraft], Nyarlathotep [H.P Lovecraft], Death and the Woman [Gertrude Atherton], The Striding Place [Gertrude Atherton], Hop-Frog [Edgar Allan Poe], The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe], The Tell-Tale Heart [Edgar Allan Poe], Shadow [Edgar Allan Poe], The Beast in the Cave [H.P Lovecraft], The Doom That Came to Sarnath [Lovecraft], The Vampire Maid [Hume Nisbet], A Tale of the Ragged Mountains [Poe], The Demon Spell [Hume Nisbet], Out of the Earth [Arthur Machen], The Signal-Man [Charles Dickens], The Colloquy of Monos and Una [Poe], Demons of the Sea [William Hope Hodgson], Glámir [Sabine Baring-Gould], Colonel Halifax's Ghost Story [Sabine Baring-Gould], Tales of Secret Egypt [Sax Rohmer], Some Words with a Mummy [Poe], In the Dark [Edith Nesbit], The Sea Raiders [H. G. Wells], The Baron of Beauguard [Gilbert Parke], The Vampire [Jan Neruda], A Journey of Little Profit [John Buchan], The Keeper of Cademuir [John Buchan], Dickon the Devil [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu], The Child That Went With The Fairies [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu], Wicked Captain Walshawe, Of Wauling [Le Fanu], Two Doctors Montague [Rhodes James], A School Story Montague [Rhodes James], The Diary of Mr. Poynter Montague[ Rhodes James], In the Forest of Villefére by [Robert E. Howard], The Dream Snake [Robert E. Howard], The Thing On the Roof [Robert E. Howard], The Imp of the Perverse [Poe], The Devil in the Belfry [Poe], The Crawling Chaos [Lovecraft], Aunt Joanna [Sabine Baring-Gould], The Outsider [Lovecraft], The Hound [Lovecraft], The Disinterment [Lovecraft], The Horror At Martin's Beach [Lovecraft], The Tree On The Hill [Lovecraft], The Outgoing of The Tide [John Buchan], The Curse of Yig [Lovecraft], The Haunter Of The Dark [Lovecraft], Berenice [Poe], The Angel Of The Odd [Poe], Black Ram [Baring-Gould], The Cask Of Amontillado [Poe], Dracula's Guest [Bram Stoker], The Mother Of Pansies [Baring-Gould], On The Leads [Baring-Gould], McAlister [Baring-Gould], Mustapha [Baring-Gould], The Ghost and the Bone-setter [Le Fanu], The Drunkard's Dream [Le Fanu], The Novel of the White Powder [Arthur Machen], The Merewigs [Baring-Gould], Xélucha [Matthew Phipps Shiel], Solange [ Alexandre Dumas], The Fall of The House of Usher [Poe], The Assignation [Poe], The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade [Poe], Laura Silver Bell [Le Fanu], Descent Into The Maelstrom [Poe], The Power of Darkness [ Edith Nesbit], An Authentic Narrative of A Haunted House [Le Fanu], The Night Wire [H. F. Arnold], The Dualists [Bram Stoker], Stories of Lough Guir [Le Fanu], The Vision of Tom Chuff [Le Fanu], The Three Strangers [Thomas Hardy], Crooken Sands [Bram Stoker], The Cairn of the Headland [Robert E. Howard], The Shining Pyramid [Arthur Machen], Schalken The Painter [Le Fanu], Hellhound Of The Cosmos [Clifford Donald Simak], Ibid [Lovecraft], The Grove Of Ashtaroth [John Buchan], The Moon Bog [Lovecraft], An Account of Some Strange Disturbances [Le Fanu], Ultor De Lacy A Legend of Cappercullen [Le Fanu], The Red Hand [Arthur Machen] Starts at Chapter 98, The Inmost Light [Arthur Machen] Starts at Chapter 100.
©2019 Doom Classics / Various Authors (P)2019 Doom Classics
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal! A dazzling collection of short fiction Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to mine the fraught and complex experience of life in the modern world. Interleaving 11 completely new and unpublished stories with some of her best-loved pieces from The New Yorker and elsewhere, Smith presents a dizzyingly rich and varied collection of fiction. Moving exhilaratingly across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian, Grand Union is a sharply alert and prescient collection about time and place, identity and rebirth, the persistent legacies that haunt our present selves and the uncanny futures that rush up to meet us. Nothing is off limits, and everything - when captured by Smiths brilliant gaze - feels fresh and relevant. Perfectly paced and utterly original, Grand Union highlights the wonders Zadie Smith can do.
©2019 Zadie Smith (P)2019 Penguin Audio
A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR An O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF 2020 FINALIST FOR THE STORY PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORKER BOOK CRITICS FAVORITE FICTION OF THE YEAR Sublime short stories of race, grief, and belonging...an extraordinary new collection.... (The New Yorker) Evanss new stories present rich plots reflecting on race relations, grief, and love.... (The New York Times Book Review, Editors Choice) Danielle Evans demonstrates, once again, that she is the finest short story writer working today. (Roxane Gay, The New York Times best-selling author of Difficult Women and Bad Feminist) The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history. Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and X-ray insights into complex human relationships. With The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history. She introduces us to Black and multiracial characters who are experiencing the universal confusions of lust and love, and getting walloped by grief - all while exploring how history haunts us, personally and collectively. Ultimately, she provokes us to think about the truths of American history - about who gets to tell them, and the cost of setting the record straight. In Boys Go to Jupiter, a white college student tries to reinvent herself after a photo of her in a Confederate-flag bikini goes viral. In Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, a photojournalist is forced to confront her own losses while attending an old friends unexpectedly dramatic wedding. And in the eye-opening title novella, a black scholar from Washington, DC, is drawn into a complex historical mystery that spans generations and puts her job, her love life, and her oldest friendship at risk.
©2020 Danielle Evans (P)2020 Penguin Audio
From the best-selling author of Lily and the Octopus, a heartwarming and bittersweet story about finding love and courage in one of the most romantic cities on Earth. New Yorkers Paul and Darren have planned a winter holiday in Venice. But when their five-year marriage suddenly unravels, Paul endeavors to make the trip alone, despite his heartbreak and anxiety. Far outside his comfort zone, Paul has a mission: to see if he can be adventurous, fearless, free. In short, to become someone new. Soon after arriving in Italy, he notices a small, scruffy, self-assured dog trotting alongside a canal with the confidence he so desperately wants for himself. This street dog and his instincts for survival lend Pauls trip a singular purpose - to determine how his new four-legged friend thrives on his own. A string of additional sightings culminate in a seemingly magical encounter that leads Paul to feel real connection - to a dog, to a foreign city, and, most important, to himself.
©2020 Steven Rowley (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
This collection of short stories centers around one character, space traveller Ijon Tichy. In these stories, Stanislaw Lem's "Candide of the Cosmos" encounters bizarre civilizations and creatures in space that serve to satirize science, the rational mind, theology, and other icons of human pride.
©1976 The Seabury Press, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Major Sharpe finds himself a fugitive, hunted by enemy and ally alike. Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army's campaign with grim expectancy. For victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain - an alliance that must be maintained at any cost. Pierre Ducos, the wily French intelligence officer, sees a chance both to destroy the alliance and to achieve a personal revenge on Richard Sharpe. And when the lovely spy La Marquesa takes a hand in the game, Sharpe finds himself enmeshed in a web of political intrigue for which his military expertise has left him fatally unprepared. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.
©1985 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Brother, I'm Dying, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love. Rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity, set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, Everything Inside is at once wide in scope and intimate, as it explores the forces that pull us together, or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant. In these eight powerful, emotionally absorbing stories, a romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends; a marriage ends for what seem like noble reasons, but with irreparable consequences; a young woman holds on to an impossible dream even as she fights for her survival; two lovers reunite after unimaginable tragedy, both for their country and in their lives; a baby's christening brings three generations of a family to a precarious dance between old and new; a man falls to his death in slow motion, reliving the defining moments of the life he is about to lose. This is the indelible work of a keen observer of the human heart - a master at her best.
©2019 Edwidge Danticat (P)2019 Recorded Books
A new collection showcasing the best of Ernest Hemingways short stories including his well-known classics, as featured in the magnificent three-part, six-hour PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick - introduced by award-winning author Tobias Wolff. Ernest Hemingway, a literary icon and considered one of the greatest American writers of all time, is the subject of a major documentary by award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. This intimate portrait of Hemingway - who brilliantly captured the complexities of the human condition in spare and profound prose, and whose work remains deeply influential in literature and culture - interweaves a close study of biographical events with excerpts from his work. The Hemingway Stories features Hemingways most significant short stories in chronological order, so viewers of the film as well as fans old and new can follow the trajectory of his impressive life and career. Hemingways beloved classics, such as The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber", Up in Michigan, Indian Camp, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro", are accompanied by fresh insights from renowned writers around the world - Mario Vargas Llosa, Edna OBrien, Abraham Verghese, Tim OBrien, and Mary Karr. Tobias Wolff's introduction adds a new perspective to Hemingways work, and Wolff has selected additional stories that demonstrate Hemingways talent and range. The power of Ernest Hemingways revolutionary style is perhaps most striking in his short stories, and here listeners can encounter the tales that created the legend: stories of men and women in love and in war and on the hunt, stories of a lost generation born into a fractured time. Featuring the voices of Mary Karr, Edna OBrien, Michael Katakis, and other authors whose insights are heard in the PBS documentary, this audio collection is a perfect introduction for a new generation of Hemingway listeners and a vital volume for any fan.
©2021 The Hemingway Copyright Owners. All rights reserved. Introduction ©2021 Tobias Wolff. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
A powerful collection of short stories by Shirley Jackson. "The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with 24 equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range - from the hilarious to the truly horrible - and power as a storyteller.
©2014 Skyboat Media (P)2014 Blackstone Audio
From the author of The Missing comes an extraordinary novella of four twisted short stories connected to the fictional town of Mecklenburg. Winford and his grandson's trout fishing lead to Hitler's last words. A Boston Marathon qualifier takes a jog in hell. An alcoholic's deep dive into depression ends with haunting implications. An orphanage destroyed by fire during a massive winter storm in 1895 leads to a soul's crossing through time and space - possessing a boy nearly 100 years later. The boy then journeys through an apocalyptic town facing the "True Believers" as the cult is confident the Rapture has begun. "Hitler's Last Words", "The Runner", "The Drunk", and - title story - "The Message" were specifically designed to rip apart your emotional heartstrings, leaning on regret, sorrow, fright, the supernatural, and the need for a second chance. "The Message" will open a door into the author's dark, imaginative, mental roller coaster, and keep you listening on until the sun cracks the horizon. "Olin Lester steps outside his accustomed horror genre and takes you on a journey with the four stories of The Message into the broad depths of the human experience. From the pain of loss to the unconditional love of a grandfather, Olin's masterful storytelling will draw you in asking for more." (Manuel Carreon, New York Times best-selling author of Simple Machines)
©2020 Olin Lester (P)2021 Olin Lester
One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, "Victory Lap", a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In "Home", a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill - the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunderss signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of December - through their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and their generosity of spirit - not only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhovs dictum that art should "prepare us for tenderness".
©2013 George Saunders (P)2013 Random House Audio
Dive in to the fantasy saga where a motley group of heroes must recover a stolen relic. Twins Belwynn and Soren can communicate telepathically. They must lead a team of mercenaries, priests and exiles on a mission that becomes far darker and more important than they had bargained for. Perfect for fans of multi-character epics like Lord of the Rings and A Game of Thrones. Praise for this series: If youre a fan of great characters and plenty of action set in a well-developed fantasy world, then this is your series. With interesting, well-fleshed out characters and a genuinely enthralling plot, this one really stood out for me. Usually the author's writing links out a little for the next book or two, but not this guy, it stays right up there. You really need to get the rest of this series, you deserve it. Comprising books 1-3 of The Weapon Takers saga, this box set follows an epic quest for the seven weapons of Madria. Soren, an ambitious wizard Belwynn, his twin sister, who shares a telepathic link with him Rabigar, an exile of the Krykker race Elana, a mysterious priestess Moneva, a killer with a dark past And a host of mercenaries, sorcerers, knights, dukes, kings, and strange new races. Who will lay claim to the weapons? Who can be trusted? And as war comes to Dalriya, who will take a stand against the dark forces that have been unleashed on the land? Listeners have compared this series to The Wheel of Time, Lord of the Rings, The Belgariad, and A Game of Thrones. This quest to retrieve a stolen religious relic ticked so many of the boxes that got me into fantasy in the first place: an epic quest, a cast of diverse characters, swords and sorcery, otherworldly landscapes, strange creatures. Couple all this with a world which has a detailed history replete with political rifts, feuds and machinations, there is a lot going on. I especially liked the mix of characters, each bring their own skills and personalities to the party. (CF Welburn, author of The Ashen Levels)
©2017, 2018, 2019 Jamie Edmundson (P)2020 Jamie Edmundson
Revisit the famous and fantastic realms conjured up by the world's most celebrated authors of fantasy in Legends - the greatest collection of original fantasy short novels ever published, where the best of the best tell all-new original tales set in the lands they created. Each audiobook presents the novels complete and unabridged, and will be sensational listening for the millions of fans of these writers and worlds. In Legends, Volume One, Stephen King presents an untold chapter from his Dark Tower series wherein we follow Roland the Gunslinger along his epic quest for an elusive magician in The Little Sisters of Eluria. It is performed by Frank Muller. Robert Silverberg returns to Majipoor and Lord Valentine's astonishing adventure in an ancient tomb in The Seventh Shrine. It is performed by Sam Tsoutouvas. The Legends audiobook series will span four audio volumes. Volume Two has stories from: Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, and Orson Scott Card, performed, by Sam Tsoutsouvas, Kathryn Walker and Frank Muller, respectively. Volume Three has Terry Goodkind, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Tad Williams. Volume Four, available in April 1999, has Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin, and Raymond E. Feist.
©1998 Stephen King (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., All Rights Reserved. Harper Audio, a division of HarperCollins Publishers
Winner, Canadian Authors Emerging Writer Award Finalist, Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Shortlisted for the NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Barrelling Forward is a brilliantly crafted debut collection from Newfoundland's newest literary star. Eva Crocker sees life in sharper focus than the rest of us. The objects, rituals, and scenes of everyday life take on an almost mythic quality in these stories, even while remaining intimately recognizable to us all. Crocker peers at the underbelly of poverty and work, ambition and apathy, loneliness and love, to find the sliver of beauty in each spot. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems: the boundaries between friendship and sex dissolve; power relationships are turned on their heads, if only long enough to examine them from all angles; transgressions and escapes become new kinds of traps. In "Auditioning", a young twin makes a desperate attempt to reclaim her individuality. In "Serving", a father and a son give parallel accounts of what it looks like when you let life eat you from the inside out. In "Star of the Sea", a man watches his past get literally torn down before his eyes. And in the Cuffer Prize-winning "Dead Skin", an after-school walk through the barrens leaves two boys forever changed. In stories that ache with longing even as they pulse with new possibilities, Crocker gives us an unforgettable array of ordinary people, sometimes soaring, sometimes sinking, but always, ultimately, barrelling forward towards what's next. Vivid, sexy, funny, and raw, this is a marvel of a debut from one of Canada's most thrilling new writers.
©2018 Eva Crocker (P)2018 Anansi Audio
A red-hot reunion! When public relations expert Olivia Reese stumbles onto evidence of a dangerous conspiracy right before Christmas, there's only one man she can call for help. Billy "the Kid" Blake is a member of an elite military unit - the Hostile Operations Team - and he's Olivia's former lover. Billy never forgot the sexy woman who rocked his world - and his bed - before she walked out on him. Now that she needs his help, he'll do anything he can to keep her safe. But as time runs out and the snow piles up, can Billy and Olivia work together to thwart a lethal plot against the Pentagon without getting involved again?
©2014 Lynn Raye Harris (P)2016 Lynn Raye Harris
One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year A National Best Seller One of the Best Books of The Year: The Washington Post Time Magazine NPR Esquire Vox the A.V. Club the Guardian Financial Times the Dallas Morning News Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction. (Barack Obama, via Facebook) "The universe began as an enormous breath being held." In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanitys oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine. In The Merchant and the Alchemists Gate, a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In Exhalation, an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom, the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will. Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic - revelatory.
©2019 Ted Chiang (P)2019 Random House Audio
From the The New York Times best-selling author of The Girls comes an eagerly anticipated story collection exploring the dark corners of human experience. Daddys ten masterful, provocative stories confirm that Cline is a staggering talent. (Esquire) Brilliant.... Cline is an astonishingly gifted stylist.... These stories vibrate with life. (The New York Times Book Review) Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly An absentee father collects his son from boarding school after a shocking act of violence. A nanny to a celebrity family hides out in Laurel Canyon in the aftermath of a tabloid scandal. A young woman sells her underwear to strangers. A notorious guest arrives at a placid, not-quite rehab in the Southwest. In 10 remarkable stories, Emma Cline portrays moments when the ordinary is disturbed, when daily life buckles, revealing the perversity and violence pulsing under the surface. She explores characters navigating the edge, the limits of themselves and those around them: power dynamics in families, in relationships, the distance between their true and false selves. They want connection, but what they provoke is often closer to self-sabotage. What are the costs of one's choices? Of the moments when we act, or fail to act? These complexities are at the heart of Daddy, Emma Cline's sharp-eyed illumination of the contrary impulses that animate our inner lives.
©2020 Emma Cline (P)2020 Random House Audio
"The District Doctor" is a wonderful Turgenev short story that appealed and influenced American authors, such as Henry James and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its writing style, and Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway for its focus on moments. As the Doctor says to a new acquaintance, "Sometimes you know people for a long time and never talk about anything that touches the soul; sometimes you start there on the first conversation." This is reminiscent of Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, in which people have moments of clarity when they act or don't act; here the Doctor explains such a moment in his life. The story starts quietly and ends with the Doctor being satisfied with winning a bit more than two rubles at the card game Preference. >"The District Doctor" is a wonderful Turgenev short story that appealed and influenced American authors, such as Henry James and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its writing style, and Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway for its focus on moments. As the Doctor says to a new acquaintance, "Sometimes you know people for a long time and never talk about anything that touches the soul; sometimes you start there on the first conversation." .
Public Domain (P)2011 Christina Brown
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world. Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak Yuman by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to childrens bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people - even after danjer arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called the writer for our time.
©2013 George Saunders (P)2013 Random House Audio
Consummate master of his craft, Stephen King has kept millions awake past midnight shivering at tales that probe the shadows and reveal the dark side. Now listeners can chill to this second dramatic unabridged production of short stories from his best selling book, Night Shift. It brings Stephen King's demonic stories fully to life - and the terror even closer to home. Dropout drifter Hall has crossed the country doing whatever comes his way. Working the "Graveyard Shift" in a decaying Massachusetts mill under a bullying foreman is just one more leg in his crazy quilt journey, until it leads to a nether realm where the Rat Queen defends her empire. Things are never as they seem, as "The Man Who Loved Flowers" proves one perfect Spring evening on the sidewalks of New York. In "The Last Rung on the Ladder" beautiful Kitty hangs from dizzying heights above a hideous fate and, in "Night Surf," a group of teenagers on a late summer beach watch the world end in a gruesome, viral whimper. The mind-numbing secrets of "Jerusalem's Lot" wait in an ancestral mansion where blood binds the Boone family to a timeless history of unspeakable evil.
©1976 Stephen King (P)1994 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
Robert E. Howard, renowned creator of Conan the Barbarian, was also a master at conjuring tales of hair-raising horror. In a career spanning only 12 years, Howard wrote more than 100 stories, with his most celebrated work appearing in Weird Tales, the preeminent pulp magazine of the era. In this collection of Howard's greatest horror tales, some of the author's best-known characters - Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them - roam the forbidding locales of Howard's fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris, to remote jungles in Africa. Included in this collection is Howard's masterpiece "Pigeons from Hell", a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation - and into the maw of its fatal secret. In "Black Canaan", even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers - and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah. Also included is the classic revenge nightmare "Worms of the Earth" as well as "The Cairn on the Headland".
©2008 Robert E. Howard Properties, Inc. (P)2010 Tantor
Six best-selling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers - six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution - and change the world. In late 18th-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise - upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself - but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a womens march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The kings pious sister, Princess Elisabeth, takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolutions ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of Frances blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive - unless unlikely heroine and courtesans daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls Frances fate: the fearsome Robespierre.
©2019 Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, and Heather Webb (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love - the best and worst thing in the universe Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksbergs stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion, a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. Missed Connection - m4w is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lo