From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Susan Stoker comes a new story in her Delta Force Heroes series.... After years of estrangement, Mercedes Laughlin has finally reconciled with her older brother. It should be the happiest time of her life, getting to know Truck and his new wife...and it would be, if an ex wasnt causing her trouble. Add in Trucks boss, Colonel Colton Robinson, an amazingly distracting man whom she met under embarrassing circumstances, and Macies got a bit more on her plate than she can handle. From the moment they met, Colt was fascinated by Macie, and helping her through an anxiety attack at her brothers wedding didnt diminish the appeal. Hed do his best to sweep her off her feet, if not for a little voice telling him to tread lightly - until a frantic phone call changes the plan. Macies being targeted, and Colts determined to keep her safe while he and her brother eliminate the threat. Colt isnt about to let his friend lose his sister again so soon...or miss his own chance at a happy ending with Macie before theyve barely had a beginning.
©2019 Susan Stoker (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Some days, all you need is a message from a stranger. Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas. The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional. Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect. What she didn't count on was falling in love with the guy.
©2017 Mariana Zapata (P)2017 Mariana Zapata
Former Navy SEAL turned Covert Agent Wes Halsted spent his days - and weeks and months - being someone else. But with his cover blown and his injuries requiring months of recuperation, he must learn how to be himself again. Only...he'd rather save his issues for another day and get to know a stressed-out, suited-up businessman instead. Tom Esbeck has everything under control. Meal plans, workout plans, project plans, five-year plans. A plan for everything and everything according to plan. Except there's no plan for a surprise - and shirtless - encounter with the built-for-sin spy he'd crushed on years ago. But crushes - and spies - burn out fast. Missing in Action is a steamy full-length contemporary gay stand-alone romance with strong ties to the Walsh series. Performed by Teddy Hamilton as Wes Halsted and Jacob Morgan as Tom Esbeck, with brief appearances by Christian Fox as Will Halsted and Lucy Rivers as Shannon Walsh. Produced by One Night Stand Studios.
©2019 Kate Canterbary (P)2020 Kate Canterbary
Need for Speed is the continuation of Solo and Panthers story and should only be heard after book one, Danger Zone. They train to serve their country. They strive to be the best. But only a select few can be.... The Elite Mateo Morgan Call Sign: Solo Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the US Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. Its a surprise to his peers, then, when hes chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world. Mission Rules: 1. Kick everyones ass. 2. Do whatever it takes to win. 3. Do your best to distract the competition. 4. Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot. Grant Hughes Call Sign: Panther Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther cant afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable. Mission Rules: 1. Keep it safe in the air. 2. Prove youre more than Commander Hughess son. 3. No distractions. Stay focused. 4. Dont fall for your competition - especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning. In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one. With passion this intense, the question remains: Whos gonna come out on top?
©2020 Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Its been a year since Dani Peterson lost her husband, Joker, the squadron commander of the Wild Aces. When she gets an offer from his best friend, Alex Easy Rogers, to help fix up her house, Dani accepts, and their friendship grows - along with an undeniable attraction. Racked by guilt for loving his best friends widow, Easys caught between what he wants and cant have. Until one night everything changes, and the woman whos always held his heart ends up in his arms. Yet as Easy leaves for his next deployment, he and Dani are torn between their feelings and their loyalty to Jokers memory. But when Dani discovers something that sends them both into a spin, the conflicted lovers must overcome the past to navigate a future together....
©2016 by Chanel Cleeton (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing
If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn't been one long enough. Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn't know what the hell she's doing half the time. How she's made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn't supposed to be so hard. With a new house, two little boys she inherited in the most painful possible way, a giant dog, a job she usually loves, more than enough family, and friends, she has almost everything she could ever ask for. Except for a boyfriend. Or a husband. But who needs either one of those?
©2016 Mariana Zapata (P)2017 Mariana Zapata
When a marine chaplain knocks on her door, Jessa's heart breaks - someone she loves is dead. Killed in action, but is it Riley or Kit? Her brother or her boyfriend.... Three months earlier, marine Kit Ryan finds himself back home on leave and dangerously drawn to his best friend Riley's sister, Jessa - the one girl he can't have. Exhausted from fighting his feelings, Kit finally gives in, and Jessa isn't strong enough to resist diving headfirst into a passionate relationship. But what was just supposed to be a summer romance develops into something far greater than either of them expected. Jessa's finally found the man of her dreams, and Kit's finally discovered there's someone he'd sacrifice everything for. When it's time for Kit to redeploy, neither one is ready to say good-bye. Jessa vows to wait for him, and Kit promises to come home to her. No matter what. But as Jessa stands waiting for the marine chaplain to break her heart, she can't help but feel that Kit has broken his promise.... Riley or Kit? Kit or Riley? Her brother or her boyfriend? Who's coming home to her?
©2014 Mila Gray (P)2021 Tantor
I fought against fate, and I won. I made a deal with the devil to keep her. It was supposed to be over. We were meant to be happy. Too bad my enemies had other plans. Note: This is the conclusion of Peter & Saras story. It is strongly recommended that you read Twist Me and Capture Me trilogies before embarking on this audiobook, as there will be major spoilers for those series.
©2019 Anna Zaires (P)2019 Anna Zaires
Isabel He's dark, rude, brooding and mean - and he's my new bodyguard. My father Oz is the president of the Death Devils MC. He wants me safe, and out of the way. I don't need a babysitter. I've been taking care of myself for a damn long time now. I don't think sexy, alpha Thorn is too excited about it either. But I'll be damned if I'll make his life any easier. I hate him for abducting me. I hate my father even more for thinking I'm some fragile flower. But what I hate most of all is the way Thorn makes me feel when he says dirty, filthy things to me. Thorn I know from the beginning Protecting the rival MC president's daughter is going to be a sh*t show. My prez makes it crystal clear: I can't mess this up. If anything happens to her the shaky alliance between our two clubs will fall like a house of cards. It'll be all out war. And it all hangs on me. Even though I'd f*ck her in a heartbeat, I know I shouldn't. But I've never been a man who lives by what I shouldn't do. And it's only a matter of time before I've crossed that line. I'll mark her as mine. I'll protect her - no matter what. But if I f*ck this up, at least one of us won't make it out alive. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Daphne Loveling (P)2020 Tantor
The Last Letter is a haunting, heartbreaking and ultimately inspirational love story. (InTouch Weekly) Beckett, If youre reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didnt. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have. I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride. My little sister Ellas raising the twins alone. Shes too independent and wont accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. Its too much for anyone to endure. Its not fair. And heres the kicker: theres something else you dont know thats tearing her family apart. Shes going to need help. So if Im gone, that means I cant be there for Ella. I cant help them through this. But you can. So Im begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family. Please dont make her go through it alone. Ryan
©2019 Rebecca Yarros (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Gael Peterson has spent years hiding behind the enhanced abilities he wears like a mask, even though he is an important, confident member of the FBIs exclusive H.E.R.O. team. The hurt and betrayal of his moms abandonment and his fathers fists are secrets buried deep beneath the ugly scars on his face, and he doesnt trust Jake, his new, regular human partner, with any of them. In a world where those with special abilities like Gaels are regarded as freaks and monsters, it wont be easy for him to rely on Jake to have his back, especially when the abilities of a vulnerable, nonspeaking, enhanced child make that child a murder suspect. Tempers rise, and loyalties are challenged, and when the serial killer targeting the enhanced finally sets his sights on Gael, not only will Gael have to trust Jake with his secrets, he might have to trust him to save his life.
©2018 Victoria Sue (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press
Emily I fell in love with him when I was 14. Under the stars, he told me he loved me, and under the stars, we promised to love each other always. But under the stars, he broke my heart by walking away. He left me without a second glance. I was just an afterthought. Now he's back, but this time, I'm not falling for his Southern charm. Maybe. Its time I get my happily ever after, even if part of me wishes he was still mine. Ethan I found out on my 21st birthday that everything I thought I knew was a lie, that the man I had grown up thinking was my father wasn't. The pain I felt blinded me, making it impossible to hear what anyone said. I left them all behind, including her, my best friend and the woman I was going to marry. Five years later, I'm back, only to find the woman I still love has another man's ring on her finger. Shes going to marry my best friend unless I stop her. And this time, I only have until sunrise to change her mind.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Roman McNamara is not only the president of the Savage Kings of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina but hes also the king of one-night stands. Growing up in a tourist town where theres a party every night means living up the good life with no commitments to anyone but the MC. Theres just one woman Roman cant get off his mind no matter how hard he tries.... Five years ago, Charlotte Newsoms husband, Adam, died for his country. She hasnt been able to move past the death of her best friend and soulmate and fears she never will. When tragedy strikes during a bachelorette weekend, Roman and Charlottes paths finally cross in the most unexpected way. Charlotte has no idea that Roman served in the Marines with her husband, or that hes been keeping an eye on her for years, all while continuing to keep her husbands secrets. While there is a HEA for the couple, the MC's quest for vengeance will continue through the next two books in this series.
©2020 Editor's Choice Publishing (P)2020 Editor's Choice Publishing
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Disaster comes a story of a fiercely independent war widow who falls for a protective hotshot firefighter in this gripping contemporary romance. Widowed before 30, Naomi Abrams has been through a lot. Her husband, Matt, sacrificed his life to save his Marine brothers. Daughter of the US modern militias founder, heartbroken Naomi joins the Marines in Matts place, too ready to do anything to help protect his team - men who are like brothers to her now. Retiring together to the town of Colorado Springs, theyve assembled to take on the job of security at the top-secret military base, the Cheyenne Mountain Complex. As they struggle to adjust to their civilian lives, they also discover new dangers. Zeke Lund has been alone since being bumped out of the foster system at age 18, and now his ragtag family consists of his hotshot brothers and sisters. Shattered by his first love, Zeke never planned to fall for someone again, especially not during fire season in the Colorado mountains, but Naomi is unlike anyone hes ever met. Shes strong and stubborn and takes exactly zero crap from anyone. At the top of a freezing canyon, the fire glowing down below, Zeke finally admits he may have feelings for the widow with the foul mouth and broken soul. When his health begins to fail, he wonders if he should love her enough to let her go or let her fight with him - with the real possibility of burying another man she loves. Despite hurt, pain, fires, and illness, two strong people with fragile hearts struggle to beat the odds
and their love might just be strong enough to survive it all.
©2019 Jamie McGuire (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Kass Battleson is a man who has beaten the odds and chosen his own destiny. A hardcore overachiever, he's also an elite Delta Force operator, and along with his brothers, the founder and CEO of the hottest startup in Denver. Rich, powerful, and used to getting his way, Kass has everything hes ever wanted, except for the one thing he craves more than anything else: Liberty Rose - aka Tee. Shes the one that got away. And now that shes in danger, Kass will have to fight for her with all hes got. Both of their lives depend on it.
©2020 Anna del Mar (P)2021 Anna del Mar
A former Navy SEAL. A father. And totally off-limits. He was a rugged man she met in a bar - a man Grace couldn't get out of her head.... A week later, she came home to find him sweaty and shirtless with a tape measure in hand, remodeling her loft. As a Parker-King, she's not allowed to want someone like Noah Dalton. She's sick of her life, though. Sick of the rules of being a Parker-King. She wants something more, even if it isn't forever. Finding comfort in the arms of a SEAL is easy, not falling for one...not so much. Noah left the military and moved to New York for one reason: his daughter. Not for some uptight businesswoman - a Manhattan elitist. So when Grace offers him the kind of relationship that no hot-blooded man can turn down, he should say no. And when her seemingly put-together life spins out of control, and his instincts to protect and save kick in, he should turn away. But he doesn't. A stand-alone contemporary military romance.
©2017 Brittney Sahin (P)2021 Brittney Sahin
If you cant stand the heat, dont fall for a firefighter.... Fire Chief Lincoln Reed is known for his heroics in the fire department and in the bedroom. Life is a never-ending good time. Until she lands in the middle of the accident scene hes working...and then his backyard. Too bad shes immune to flirty first responders. Flight trauma surgeon Mackenzie ONeil is on a crash course with burnout. Shes got a scar on her face and a shake in her hands. A temporary job as a small-town family physician is just the prescription. Shell learn to meditate. Sleep more. Take up gardening. She definitely wont take her shirtless, firefighting neighbors hot body for a test drive. But Linc and his tattoos are very persuasive. Whats a harmless little adrenaline-fueled fling between neighbors? Its all naked fun and games until the shadows from Macks past find their way into her present. Can Linc be her hero when she needs him the most or will their scars ruin everything? One thing is certain: Someone is going to get burned. Authors Warning: This small-town happily-ever-after is smokin hot, sweetly hilarious, deliciously suspenseful, and a one-two punch to the feels. One-click for a disaster dog, precocious kids, a good ol fistfight, nosy neighbors, high-adrenaline first responder heroics, firefighter bromance, and kitchen sexytimes.
©2020 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc. (P)2020 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc.
Evan Griffith has done a lot in his life: a stint in the Marine Corps, as an overworked CPA, and investing in his family-owned moving company. But none of that holds a candle to helping people move. On an unforgettable job, he is involved in a female-on-female brawl, is taken by a teenage conman, and falls in love at first sight with a woman holding a knife. Yeah, his life has gone down the rabbit hole for sure. Kenzie Sykes is doing her best to raise her brother, keep him out of jail, and deal with a broken heart that still hasnt healed. So, of course, the sexiest man shes ever seen has to catch her on an off day. She doesnt have time for romance. Hes not asking - until he is, and she finds herself saying yes. Both of them have loved and lost before, but if theres one thing Evan knows, its that Semper Fidelis is more than a motto and that real men love hard and honest men love true.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Always the caretaker, former Marine Reid Griffith wants to help his brother adjust to civilian life...and help other former servicemen too. What better way to utilize their brawn, discipline, and charm than by employing them at a moving company that hires veterans? Although Reid prides himself on being strategic, he certainly doesn't plan to fall into the spotlight of one brilliant - and beautiful - public-relations whiz...
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a lifetime
Holden Havoc Thompson My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit. The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again - let go of the hurt smothering every bit of light I have in this darkness. I dont expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiners daughter needing my protection. Leighton Strather My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama, were number-one, with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isnt for me. I dont care about the money, and I care too much about the families weve ruined. My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get. Its the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that's what I tell myself. I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though I resist, I learn some havoc is good - and this one? Its a whirlwind of lust, hope, and love, and all I can do is let it sweep me away.
©2017, 2021 Laramie Briscoe (P)2021 Laramie Briscoe
One day she's standing on my porch, and the next she's being held a prisoner in my house. Retiring from the Marine Corps didn't mean I stopped serving the civilians of this great nation. Serving her would be my absolute pleasure. I know why I said yes when she asked for help. Her wild hair, long legs, and a mouth I'd love to teach a thousand lessons definitely weighed my decision in her favor. Now, preventing the war she started when she arrived, that's the easy part. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Marie James (P)2019 Tantor
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melody Anne comes the third and final book in the Anderson Billionaires series--a feel-good romance about learning to trust and believing in happy endings. Air force pilot turned electrician Brandon Anderson never thought hed have money or security, so the inheritance he and his brothers receive from his billionaire uncle seems too good to be true. Brandon cant help but wonder if there are strings attached. After all, his uncle loves to meddle
Working alongside his brothers to build a new veterans center, Brandon just wants to get the job done. That all changes when his uncle asks Chloe--the beautiful and confident daughter of a famous chef and food critic--to design the centers kitchen. Brandon and Chloe have a steamy chemistry, but he struggles with allowing himself happiness, and Chloe is a perfectionist determined never to be in a long-term relationship. Now Brandon has to convince her to finish this job with him. Brandon and Chloe are used to putting work first, but as they grow closer, theyll learn that even a real-life love story can have a fairy-tale ending.
©2020 Melody Anne (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
An Amazon Top 30 Best Seller Dear Taron, I should have told you this a long time ago.... Dear Taron, Is there a time limit on forgiveness? If there is, I havent reached it.... Dear Taron, I still love you.... A letter never sent. Heck, I never even finished it.... Taron Rhodes was my brothers best friend. He was sexy as sin. But he was more than that.... He was ponytail-pulling, ice-down-your-shirt teasing, throw-you-in-the-lake screaming.... Strong, tanned arms and blue-green eyes over a heart-stopping, naughty grin.... Did I mention his tight end? I gave him my first real kiss, my heart, my everything. I said Id wait for him.... Im still waiting, because Taron Rhodes is still the man of my dreams, And I have a secret that has his blue-green eyes. Noel LaGrange stole my heart when she was only 18 - pushing me off a flatbed and calling me a city slicker. Her brother Sawyer would kick my ass if he knew how many times we made out that summer, how close we got. Everything changed when Sawyer and I joined the military. We were honorably discharged, but I didnt go to her. Instead, I went back to the city...where no amount of money, no amount of pills can heal this wound. Only her whiskey eyes and dark hair, her slim arms and her sweet scent, give me hope. I broke her heart just as surely as I broke mine, but Im going back to make it right. If shes still waiting.... (Wait for Me is a stand-alone second-chance military romance with a guaranteed HEA. No cheating. No cliff-hangers.)
©2019 TLM Productions LLC (P)2020 TLM Productions LLC
Three years after answering a wickedly outrageous ad and falling in love with four gorgeous Army Ranger specialists, Sammara Madsen's life is beyond picture-perfect. Business is booming, her libido is off the charts, and her strong, powerful boyfriends attend to her every want, need, and desire. In the turquoise blue waters of paradise, a shocking moment leads to the most incredible surprise of a lifetime. But when two soldiers from Jason's mercenary company suddenly go missing overseas? A sequence of rapidly cascading events could cause that perfect life to mercilessly unravel. A mysterious enemy in the desert. An ex-Marine with a hideous vendetta. As Sammara's lovers are siphoned off one by one, she's forced to take desperate action - including forging an unlikely alliance with a dangerous enemy - to win back the lives of the men she loves most. Follow along with Sammara and her four incredible alpha mercenaries as they brave the traitorous forces aligning against them. From the crystal blue waters of Fiji to the blazing vastness of the Western desert, only the strong survive in this turbo-charged, blisteringly hot reverse-harem thrill ride. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Krista Wolf (P)2019 Tantor
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series.... When a stalker gets too close to plus-size model Mae Cooper, its time to hire some muscle. Enter former military man turned executive protection officer Ziggy Thayer. Having spent years guarding billionaires, royalty, and rock'n'roll greats, hes seen it all. From lavish parties through to every kind of excess. Theres no reason some Instagram stylista should throw him off his game. Even if she does have the most dangerous curves hes ever seen.... *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 Kylie Scott (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Meet the men of Manning Grove, three small-town cops and brothers, who meet the women who will change the rest of their lives. This is Marcs story.... Officer Marc Bryson doesnt believe women should be in law enforcement. Ever. When his older brother, Max, is promoted to the small towns police chief the first thing he does is hire a woman fresh out of the academy. Then makes Marc her Field Training Officer. Determined to follow in her late fathers footsteps, Leah Grant has the moxie to break any glass ceiling that stands in the way from becoming a police officer. Even if that means proving to her coach - who only wants her in his bed and not in the field - shes worthy of being a permanent member of the force. Working in a mans world, Leah challenges Marcs misconceptions about women in the line of duty. But as they struggle to separate their work life from their undeniable chemistry, things continue to steam up and get a little kinky. These two officers of the law must toe the line after being caught red-handed. In the end, can Leah prove to Marc that she is good as backup as well as in bed?
©2018 Jeanne St. James (P)2019 Jeanne St. James
Declan lives in the shadows helping deliver people out of the worst moments of their lives. After his military career ended, he joined a team in a foreign land putting the most lethal skills in his toolbox to best use, all the while watching over his only family from afar. He wants his sister, Morgan, to enjoy all the best in life, free from the confines of the knowledge of what he does and the evil that threatens their world daily. When his sisters life is unexpectedly jeopardized though, he will need to break every rule to help find answers of historically altering events that will change his world and cause him to question everything in the pursuit of truth. Alessa has always lived a sheltered life under the overly watchful eye of her parents; even after their untimely deaths, she follows their advice to the letter. Avoiding people, technology, and any social interactions, with the only exception being her best friend and editor, Morgan, she maintains the solace she was born into and knows best. When secrets from her parents past start threatening her Morgan, she will embark on a journey toward answers with the most brusque, infuriating man she didnt know she would never be able to live without.
©2016 Angela Naff (P)2019 Angela Naff
Theres a new Prince in town. And he thinks hes my happily ever after. If only I believed in those. Lance Jacobs. Roseboros new Most Eligible Bachelor. Hes the stuff fairy tales are made of. Tall, handsome, strong. A dyed in the wool American hero.... And if my scheming stepmother has anything to do with it, hell be married to my stepsister before he can tap out S-O-S. But he only has eyes for me. And though my attention is tied up in my new bakery, I know he wants me. Ill admit that he makes my heart race, my body pulse, and my mind think of things that are definitely not as sweet as my famous cupcakes. I cant help but think Lance would make a great Mr. Right...now. I dont trust him to be more than that. Dont trust any man after having my heart broken one too many times. Even if he does make me want to break all my rules. Makes me want to take a chance. To believe again. Could he finally be my happily ever after? From USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestselling author Lauren Landish comes Happily Never After, a new modern adult Cinderella retelling. Prepare for laugh-out-loud moments, twists you'll never see coming, and swoon-worthy alphaness.
©2019 Lauren Landish (P)2019 Lauren Landish
After an unstable childhood, Zoey Knight landed in Juneau, Alaska, during high school, and has never left. Now in her early 30s, she lives a quiet life that includes part-time caretaker for a beloved father figure. Despite the stability, she occasionally wishes for more adventure. She gets more than she bargained for when a plane shes in goes down in a remote stretch of wilderness - and the only other passenger is a man shes crushed on for years. Life as a SEAL doesnt allow for much spare time, but Mark "Bubba" Wright still regrets not trying harder to visit his pop. Now its too late, and the guilt is heavy when he heads to Alaska for the reading of his fathers will. The only bright spot is finding a girl he knew in high school on the same tiny plane. The same woman, it turns out, whos been taking care of his pop...a girl he crushed on in high school. Struggling to survive in the Alaska back country isnt the kind of second chance either envisioned, but relying on each other makes Zoey and Bubbas rekindled attraction hotter than ever. Funny how puzzling out who might want them dead can bring a couple closer together.... Securing Zoey is the fourth book in the SEAL of Protection: Legacy Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
©2019 Susan Stoker (P)2019 Susan Stoker
A captivating new sexy stand-alone romance by New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster. Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He's rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He's also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her. After losing her boyfriend and her father, Finlay moves back to her hometown to be closer to the little family she has left. She needs her temporary job at Whiskey Bro's to get her catering business off the ground, and she's determined not to let the gruff, arrogant mountain of a man Bullet Whiskey scare her off. Finlay is everything Bullet has never wanted. She's afraid of his dog, afraid of motorcycles, and sweet enough to give him cavities, but as she weaves her way into the hearts of everyone around him, he's powerless to resist her charms. Passion ignites, but trust doesn't come easily, and when their pasts collide, Bullet finds out the true meaning of protecting those he loves. Other Whiskey Books: Tru Blue (Truman Gritt) Truly, Madly, Whiskey (Bear Whiskey) Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you hear the last minute. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented - perfect beach listens for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy loyal heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole.
©2018 Melissa Foster (P)2018 Melissa Foster
Meet the men of Manning Grove, three small-town cops and brothers, who meet the women who will change the rest of their lives. This is Matts story.... As a former Marine, Matt Bryson has dealt with PTSD ever since coming home from the Middle East. He finds himself fortunate to be able to return to his job as a cop at the local police department with his brothers Max and Marc. Dr. Carly Stephens works hard as an obstetrician at the local hospital, struggling to pay off her medical school loans, financially support her elderly parents, and save money to adopt a baby. Unable to have children, she still longs for one of her very own. Instantly attracted to the "dictator doctor," Matt finds Carly easily brings him to his knees both emotionally and physically. What starts out only as a convenient sexual relationship turns into a whole lot more when dealing with their pasts and their future. Especially since Matt doesnt ever want children. Matt and Carly find themselves on a passionate and emotional journey that can either bring them together or rip them apart. Note: This book can be read as a stand-alone and has an HEA ending. Trigger warning: This audiobook includes a main character dealing with PTSD.
©2017 Jeanne St. James (P)2019 Jeanne St. James
Damaged Goods is the sequel to Dont Call Me Hero. The past few years had been difficult for former Marine Cassidy Miller. Shed left the military, joined the Minneapolis city police, only to voluntarily remove herself from active duty. In the tiny town of Embarrass, Minnesota, she met Julia Desjardin, the distant yet devastatingly beautiful city prosecutor, sparking a romance neither could have anticipated. Now back in Minneapolis, things are starting to look up for Cassidy. She and Julia have reconciled, and shes hoping to be reinstated with the Minneapolis police soon. But life is never that simple. Cassidy can take off the uniform, but she cant shake the soldier. Her flashbacks of Afghanistan are getting progressively worse, her new police partner resents her existence, and shes not sure shes truly forgiven Julia for what happened in Embarrass. Can she enjoy this happily ever after, or will memories of a not-so-distant past slowly tear her (and Julia) apart?
©2015 Eliza Lentzski (P)2020 Eliza Lentzski
A heartwarming wartime family saga from best-selling saga author Rosie Clarke. 1943, Mulberry Lane, London. In the midst of another bleak winter, life is hard for the residents of the lane. When Rose Merchant arrives at Mulberry Lane, she is carrying a secret that haunts her. How can she tell her landlady and the lane's matriarch, Peggy Ashley, that she is the daughter of a murderer? As Rose learns that she is amongst friends, she gradually learns to trust and even to love. But when Peggy's estranged husband, Laurie, returns home for good, both Rose and Peggy's lives are once again turned upside down. Can they both find their way through the heartache to find happiness? Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Cathy Sharp.
©2018 Rosie Clarke (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd
Geir Pavla, a former SEAL, has recovered from the damage done when his squad's truck drove over an antitank landmine more than two years ago. Six other team-mates were also badly injured, the seventh - Mouse - dead, in what their team leader realized later had to be a trap. Geir has been trying to uncover details about Mouses history. The more he discovers, the more he fears their newest member was nothing of the man they thought they knew and believed they could trust. Morning Blossom runs a B&B in San Diego that her father co-owns. Unfortunately, he wants to sell despite that the business is the safety net she needs to pursue her passion for painting. While she longs to make a career of what's only ever been a hobby, she isn't sure she has the ability to be a success. Morning has avoided long-term relationships after one man who'd stayed at the B&B wanted to take up perpetual residence despite her objections. Geir, however, is someone she could grow used to having around permanently. While Geir doesn't understand her naivete in letting strangers invade her world, Morning's innocence and belief in the goodness of humanity attracts him. Geir's innate protectiveness becomes much more than either of them anticipated when the nastiness of his world inevitably spills into hers.... Author note: For your listening pleasure, this series must be heard in order. SEALs of Steel listening order: Badger Erick Cade Talon Laszlo Geir Jager
©2018 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that inspired the hit Netflix series.... Virgin River became a safe haven for Sacramento prosecutor Brie Sheridan after she nearly lost her life at the hands of a crazed criminal. Though tough and courageous, she has some fears she cant escape. LAPD officer Mike Valenzuela was badly wounded in the line of duty. When he agrees to become Virgin River's first cop, he does so knowing its time he settled down. Twice divorced and the lover of too many women, he secretly longs for the kind of commitment and happiness his marine buddies have found - a woman who can tie up his heart forever. Mike will do anything to help Brie free herself from painful memories. Passionate, strong, and gentle, he vows to give back to her what she's so selflessly given him - her heart, and with it, a new beginning. Exclusive bonus content included!
©2013 Robyn Carr (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The true measure of a man is not in the mistakes he makes
but in how he handles those mistakes. After leaving the Army, Zander King wants nothing more to do with being a hero. His life plan is to work hard to make his bar successful. Old habits die hard, though, so when a beautiful stranger walks into the bar to drink alone, his protective instincts kicked into high gear. It was a good thing too, because his was not the only eye she caught in his rough-side-of-town establishment. When a man won't take no for an answer from her, Zander kicks him out, but he sends the woman, who doesn't belong there, packing too. Too late, he realizes his mistake in releasing the petite, vulnerable woman out into the neighborhood alone, when he finds her near death outside the bar at closing time. Racked with guilt, Zander's conscience won't let him abandon her until he knows she'll be okay. At the hospital days later, his sleeping beauty, Jane Doe, finally wakes up, but she doesn't remember who she is or how she got there. Zander vows to help her put the pieces of her memory back together, but would regaining her memory only put her in more danger? A Heroes at Heart novel based loosely on the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. Themes, language, and adult situations are similar to an R-rated movie. For 18+ years.
©2018 MaryAnn Litton (P)2019 MaryAnn Litton
A badass combat medic will do anything to save her friend and teammate, but on the run from some very bad guys, she starts to look at her tattooed tech geek friend in a very different way. Former naval intelligence officer Brooks Jameson might have lots of muscles and ink, but hes a proud geek. He loves computers and his job - taking care of all things tech for his covert, black ops team of badasses: Team 52. But when he finds himself snatched off a Las Vegas street and in the hands of some very bad people who are after a powerful, dangerous artifact, he knows hes in a fight for survival. Then, his teammate Callie Kimura - gorgeous and way-out-of-his-league - strides through the door to rescue him. Callies childhood and career in the Air Force taught her to never risk loving anyone, because losing them leaves you bleeding. She has everything she needs as the medic for Team 52, and when Brooks gets abducted, shell do anything to get her friend back. But when they end up on the run together, Callie starts to see the hunky geek in a very different light. As Callie and Brooks battle to stop a deadly artifact being used in an evil plan, they ignite a scorching desire that shocks them both. But some scars - and the demons that made them - run deep, and Brooks knows hell need all his intelligence, patience, and love to convince the beautiful combat medic to let her heart be free.
©2019 Anna Hackett (P)2020 Anna Hackett
A daring pilot finds himself in danger of losing his heart. Coast Guard pilot Nick Armstrong savors the taste of danger. But after his helicopter crashes into the ocean during a mission, shattering his knee, he encounters a whole different type of thrill when he meets his new physical therapist. Maybe being grounded isn't so bad after all. Smart, sexy, and deeply guarded, Chloe Reynolds is the type of woman who drives Nick crazy for all the right reasons. But as she tries to help him heal, Chloe struggles to keep her heart - and secrets - safe. For years, she has been told that Nick is responsible for her brother's death, a "fact" that she slowly learns may not contain the entire truth. But can Chloe's growing feelings for Nick, and their undeniable chemistry, really overcome a years-long family feud? Or will the past ultimately destroy the future they both desperately want?
©2017 Melody Anne (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Dear Isaiah, Eight months ago, you were just a soldier about to be deployed and I was just a waitress, sneaking you a free pancake and hoping you wouldn't notice that my gaze was lingering a little too long. But you did notice. We spent one life-changing week together before you left, and we said goodbye on day eight, exchanging addresses at the last minute. I saved every letter you wrote me, your words quickly becoming my religion. But you went radio silent on me months ago, and then you had the audacity to walk into my diner yesterday and act like you'd never seen me in your life. To think...I almost loved you and your beautifully complicated soul. Almost. Whatever your reason is - I hope it's a good one. Maritza the Waitress PS - I hate you, and this time...I mean it.
©2018 Winter Renshaw (P)2018 Winter Renshaw
Distance sure as hell made his heart grow fonder...but it shattered hers into a million pieces. Langley Vaughn knows she's never going to make the same mistake again. Who falls head over heels in love in a week? Langley did, and she's regretted it every day since she handed her heart to a boy with too many secrets and too much baggage. Iker doesn't fit into Langley's world, and he made it clear he doesn't want to. He left before she even got a chance to try to change his mind. Langley's spent the last nine months healing her heart and making big plans for the future. Plans that absolutely don't include Iker...even though he's back, looking better than ever, and saying all the right things. Iker Alvarez knows he made the biggest mistake of his life. As soon as Iker walked away from Langley, claiming it was for her own good, he knew he screwed up. He left her so she wouldn't worry about him when he deployed, so she wouldn't waste her time waiting around for a guy who was never going to be good enough for her. Only, nine months and a deployment later, Iker still can't get Langley out of his head. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Jay Crownover LLC and Rebecca Yarros (P)2020 Tantor
The final novel in bestselling author Melody Anne's Billionaire Aviators series finds Ace Armstrong back home after years away in the CIA. Faced with the stipulation in his father's will to find a wife or lose his inheritance, the "black sheep" of the family takes to the skies like his aviator brothers. Soon Ace encounters temptation in the form of the sexy and confident Dakota Forbes, a female pilot who just so happens to be his new sister-in-law's best friend...and should be off-limits. But Dakota is used to getting what she wants - and she makes it clear she wants Ace. Ace's previous line of work is not so easily left behind, and soon someone from his past threatens both him and all he holds dear. As Ace's relationship with Dakota heats up, he'll be forced to choose whether to walk away in order to keep her safe or risk it all on the breathless high of passion.
©2017 Melody Anne. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Im the brutal Mafia Boss that people fear. They do as I say. But shes the woman I cant control. Claire teaches my niece at school. I was obsessed the second I lay my eyes on her. I wanted my hands all over her soft curves. In my world, when I want something, I make it mine. When she refused to privately tutor my niece, I was left with only one option. Kidnap her and bring her to my lakeside mansion. She stays until my niece passes her test. Claire hates me, but I see the warmth in her eyes. She wants me as much as I crave her. But Im a man of my word. Ill let her go once the job is done. Unless she herself decides to stay....
©2019 AmazingLifeForever (P)2020 AmazingLifeForever
From the best-selling author of the Kavanagh Legends MMA series, Sarah Robinson's Not A Hero is an emotional stand-alone military romance where love battles trauma, and there can only be one victor. Former marine Miles Kydd is trying to readjust to civilian life after ending his career and returning to his small hometown when he learned his father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Once the town hero and star quarterback, Miles no longer feels like the man he was, or who he's expected to be - possibly because his demons have followed him home from Afghanistan. Meeting Zoe Brooke, his father's live-in nurse, gives Miles the slightest glimmer of hope that he can still find happiness despite the dark secrets he holds inside. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and together, they are explosive - in more ways than one. A helper at her core, Zoe is more than willing to care for Miles's heart, but not at the expense of her own, and she's not afraid to tell him that. She knows what having a painful past is like, and she wants to help him with his, if he'll let her. Things get complicated fast when Miles realizes burying his secrets isn't actually the same as healing from them and if he wants the girl, he's going to have to tell her the truth - the one thing he can't do. Warning: This audiobook is suggested for listeners who are 18+ years of age. The book contains graphic content, sensitive subject matters, and sexually explicit material. Praise for Not a Hero: "Not a Hero is an emotionally raw love story traversing redemption and conquering fears." (The New York Times best-selling author Heidi McLaughlin) "Emotional and gripping, Sarah Robinson delivers a story you won't soon forget." (Rebecca Yarros, best-selling author of the Flight & Glory Series) "Miles Kydd doesn't think he's a hero, but he is. A tall, sexy, damaged hero. My favorite kind!" (award-winning author Wendy S. Marcus) "Sarah Robinson's Not A Hero is a perfectly crafted military romance. Miles and Zoe's love story has strength, tenderness, heartbreak, and passion. A must read!" (Alana Albertson, best-selling author of Beast) "Emotional, sexy, raw, and compelling...Miles Kydd will be your next hero!" (Katie Rose, best-selling author of Hard to Hold)
©2016 Sarah Catherine James (P)2019 Sarah Catherine James
This bundle includes: The Heights of Perdition The Breadth of Creation The Price of Paradise Her eyes met his, and Aerie felt the last ounce of any front she could have mustered against her feelings fall away. She liked him. Against her better judgment, her fathers wishes, and her nations orders, she liked him.... I was right about him, she thought ruefully. He was dangerous, in all the wrong ways. Aerie St. Cloud spent her life under the regime of the United Revolutionary States, working toward the day she would earn her place in the Military Academy at New Hope - and the affection and acceptance of her family unit. But when she is accidentally captured by the fearsome space pirate, Captain Chainsword, Aerie finds herself in the center of conflicts between her worlds and her heart. Driven by vengeance, Exton Shepherd never set out to save anyone. As he circles the world in his pirated starship, the Perdition, he only sees his father's ghost lurking around every corner and looming darkness on the horizon. When Aerie tumbles into his life, he finds he is not able to ignore her - or the ongoing war between the URS and the dissenters - any longer. As Aerie and Exton's destinies intertwine, the world increasingly falls apart as family revelations, political coups, and military forces complicate their relationship. Will love be enough to save them - and others - from certain destruction? Will their love be the force that holds everything together, or will it be the end of everything?
©2016 Christina Johnson (P)2021 C. S. Johnson
Playing dirty has never been this much fun. Cassie I'm a career woman. I wear success like a second skin, and I'm rarely satisfied with anything less than the best. This includes my love life. If you want to date me, you better bring your A game because I don't play with the B team. The only type of commitment I'm interested in is the one I have with my career. There is no man strong enough to tame me. Bold enough to rattle me. Or confident enough to win my heart. But then again, I have never met a man like Luke Rivas. Luke Cassie is one feisty, fiery, demanding woman, who has enough confidence to intimidate even the bravest of men. She's driven, ambitious, and clearly has no interest in anything more than a casual fling. But here's the thing. I want her, and once I have her, there will be nothing casual about it. I will crack through that tough exterior she wears so well and bend her into submission. I'll make her break every one of her own damn rules just for me. And in order to accomplish just that...I'm willing to play dirty. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Tess Summers (P)2021 Tantor
You can lie down and give up, or you can rise and keep going.... Walkers been living life by this motto since the age of 20 when the girl he planned his future with shattered his heart and left a hole in his soul. His time in the military, and current job at In the Shadows Security, have kept him moving but hes always felt the ache of that loss. From the outside Ellie McMaster has led a seemingly perfect life, big house, rich adoring husband, fancy cars. But its all been a huge lie, one that started 19 years ago when she walked away from her first love and the boy who stole her heart. Now time has run out for her and with nowhere to go and nothing left to lose shell have to face down the pain of the past in hopes of saving her future. But Trace Walker isnt the carefree teenager she remembers, hes now a muscle-bound titan with nothing but hurt and anger shining in his blue eyes. His time in the Army as a Night Stalker wasnt easy, and he didnt return home whole. Will he open himself up again and face the risks that come with having Ellie back in his life, back in his heart? Can this be their shot at a happily ever after, or their final goodbye? Note: Walker is the fourth book of the Guts and Glory series, a six-book spin-off from my Dirty Angels MC series. While its recommended to listen to both series in order, each book can be listened to as a stand-alone. As with all my books, this has an HEA, no cliffhanger or cheating.
©2019 Jeanne St. James (P)2020 Jeanne St. James
Hes home to recover, not fall for a younger man... Blazes time in the military unraveled him, but now, hes knitting himself back together, one stitch at a time. He needs to focus on recovery, not the young omega he finds himself doting over. Logan is back home to lick his wounds, not the hot older alpha who just happens to be his landladys grandson. He can see the cracks in Blazes armor, and he wants to squeeze his way in, but the ex-soldier has more defenses than a military base. Until an ill-timed heat changes everything. Blazes demons are a tangled mess he may never fully recover from. Can he really expect an omega who could have anyone to settle for him? Or, is the only way to protect Logan to let him go? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Special Fiction Books (P)2020 Special Fiction Books
Minx Montgomery's only light in a terrible childhood was her neighbor and best friend, Mouse. When he left Texas at the age of 17, she never heard from him again, though she's never forgotten him either. She moved in with her uncle, went to college and became a counselor. Her supervisor at the clinic sexually harassed her. Reporting him backfired. Demoted, she's transferred to another branch in the city - to the same district she'd finally managed to escape. Laszlo Jensen, a former SEAL, has spent the last two years recovering from the damage done when his squad's truck drove over an antitank landmine. Six other team-mates were also badly hurt, the seventh - Mouse - dead, in what their team leader Badger Horley realized later had to be a trap set to take them out. He and his teammate Geir are trying to learn more about Mouses history. Was the whole squad targeted with that landmine, or just their youngest, newest member? The truth is more disturbing and senseless than they'd anticipated. Who was Mouse really? Minx may be the only person who knew the boy that later became a dangerous, hunted man
Author note: For your listening pleasure, this series must be heard in order. SEALs of Steel listening order: Badger Erick Cade Talon Laszlo Geir Jager
©2018 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
For better or for worse, 'til death do us part.... The better captured me; she's who stole my heart and made me realize I couldnt live without this woman. The worst of her took my breath away - kicked me when I was down and twisted me into a million knots. When I first met her, I thought she was someone I would never see again. The second time I ran into her, it was a random coincidence. The third? I didnt know it at the time, but she was the girl I was going to marry. But life isnt always perfect. You have to take the better and the worse - even if it means giving her up, having her slip between your fingers, and letting her walk away. Im getting married. This is forever, 'til death do us part.
©2018 Meghan Quinn (P)2019 Meghan Quinn
Ex-fighter pilot Logan Reid is exactly the kind of man I despise. Hes a cocky jet jock, a former Navy Blue Angel, and full of all the arrogance that comes with being the best of the best. Im an ex-Zoomie, an Air Force tanker pilot. The rivalry between our sister services is nothing compared to that between fighter jocks and tanker pilots. Were bitter rivals, and Im low-man (woman) on the totem pole. The last thing I need is to spend six hours at 35,000 feet locked in a cockpit with the cocky captain. But I have no choice. Im his copilot, and were taking the CEO of Montague Enterprises and his family on a mini-vacation to the Grand Caymans. We have three days on the ground before we fly back. Three long days in paradise, and he wants to spend them all with me. I have a thing for fighter pilots. It isnt animosity, exactly, but rather a deep-seated dislike. They get all the glory while the rest of us sit at the butt end of their jokes and wither beneath their ridicule. I hate fighter pilots. There, I said it. I hate the arrogant pricks with a passion. But after one look into those magnetic eyes, and the devastating wink that follows, Im thinking of throwing caution to the wind. What harm can come from some innocent flirting? Besides, its not as if my job is at risk. Im not prepared for the air to sizzle when hes close. Im not ready for our explosive chemistry when he touches my skin. Im not equipped for the fallout when our three days come to an end. And I never expected to fall in love. But all good things come to an end. I wasnt prepared when I walked away. And I wasnt ready for what came next. Hes arrogant. Hes cocky. Hes determined to get what he wants. And hes refuses to let this end. Hes fighting for a forever...with me. But, Im not ready for our beginning. Hes arrogant enough to prove me wrong.
©2020 Ellie Masters and Cocky Hero Club, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Its a good thing Gabe Bristow lives and breathes the Navy SEAL credo, the only easy day was yesterday, because today, his life is unrecognizable. When his prestigious career comes to a crashing halt, hes left with a bum leg and few prospects for employment that dont include a desk. That is, until hes offered the chance to command a private hostage-rescue team and free a wealthy American businessman from Colombian paramilitary rebels. It seems like a good deal - until he meets his new team: a drunk Cajun linguist, a boy-genius CIA threat analyst, an FBI negotiator with mob ties, a cowboy medic, and an EOD expert as volatile as the bombs he defuses. Oh, and who could forget the sexy, frustratingly impulsive Audrey Van Amee? Shes determined to help rescue her brother - or drive Gabe crazy. Whichever comes first. As the death toll rises, Gabes team of delinquents must figure out how to work together long enough to save the day. Or, at least, not get themselves killed. Because Gabes finally found something worth living for, and God help him if he cant bring her brother back alive.
©2013 Tonya Burrows (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Apollo Battleson knows what it is to be down and out. Hes come a long way since poverty and tragedy launched him into a soul-crushing journey through the juvenile court system. Now hes a doctor, a decorated former SEAL, and a self-made man. Hes also the guy who keeps his pack of alpha brothers alive as they tackle some of the worlds most dangerous missions. But that all changes when he meets a mysterious woman who goes by the name "Blue." And she might just put him in more danger than even he can handle.
©2020 Anna del Mar (P)2020 Anna del Mar
Its all fun and games until their fake relationship sparks real feelings. Molly Whitmans carefully arranged life unravels when her fiancé dumps her right before their wedding. Now shes headed to Hawaii on the honeymoon of a lifetime - alone. Helicopter crew chief Roman Russo has never thought of himself as a knight in shining armor. But when Molly forgets to cancel some honeymoon activities and needs someone to stand in as her husband, hes right there to save the day. Armed with her fake husband and three weeks of sand, sun, and sightseeing, Molly intends to forget the past and move forward. But is pretending to be married to this handsome marine clouding her vision of the future? Treasured in Turtle Bay is the first book in a new sweet military romance series. Follow along with six handsome heroes in these interconnected stories about the marines stationed in Kailua, Hawaii.
©2021 Jess Mastorakos (P)2021 Jess Mastorakos
One night. No strings attached. What could go wrong? Cooper: I was pretty happy living the carefree life of a successful bachelor. Money to spend, a revolving door of women, no commitment, no relationship troubles - it was perfect. At least, that's what I thought until I held my friends' newborn baby in my arms, and she smiled at me. That was the moment I realized what life was all about. That was also the moment it occurred to me I needed a baby mama - stat. So...the hunt is on for the perfect candidate. But first, I might have to have one last fling - you know, go out with a bang. Literally. Kate: Thanks to making a few wrong decisions along the way, I'm now busting my ass waiting tables while putting myself through college. It's not ideal, but I'm determined to stand on my own two feet and take care of my responsibilities the best I can. But I'm still a woman. I have needs. I just don't have the time for any kind of commitment. Naturally, when a smoldering hot Marine offers me a no-strings-attached one-night stand, I'm all on board. Turns out...he wants more than I'm willing to give. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Tess Summers (P)2021 Tantor
No one would ever expect what haunted him because he hid it so well.... As a former Navy SEAL sniper, Brick has faced his share of intense situations, but nothing could have prepared him for his latest assignment. The king of hookups, going undercover with a ring on his left finger may as well be a noose around his neck. If thats not enough, hes paired with a whirlwind of a woman whos as outspoken as she is curvy. Fresh off the heels of a life-changing breakup, Londyn crashes at her sisters house. To prevent knocking heads with her future brother-in-law, Mercy, she jumps at the opportunity to take the undercover job that has her playing house with the notorious playboy of the Shadows crew. His laid-back personality, coupled with stunning good looks, should make this a walk in the park. If they werent trying to catch a murderer. Brick, however, is unprepared for the intimacy that comes with living as a married couple and soon the lines between real life and assignment begin to blur. But beneath his easygoing smile theres a secret he hides from the world. One hes not sure hes willing to let it come to light. Note: Brick is the sixth book of the Guts & Glory series, a six-book spin-off from my Dirty Angels MC series. While its recommended to listen to both series in order, each book can be heard as a stand-alone. As with all my books, this has an HEA, no cliffhanger or cheating.
©2020 Jeanne St. James (P)2020 Jeanne St. James
I'm an enforcer, it's what I do. I was brought to the Boneyard Brotherhood to do one thing, keep everyone in line. Break our code, run afoul of our laws? It's my boot that will be bringing you back in check. If there was a problem, I'm the one who took care of it; by whatever means necessary. My own safety was never a concern. I enjoyed the thrill, the Adrenalin and the rush that I had lost since leaving the Marines. But, all of that changed when I met her. Dylan, the nurse who patched me up after a mission went a bit afoul, she managed to setup shop in my head. It was something no other woman had done before; make me care about not only her but myself. Suddenly, I minded if I was going to be in danger, shot at or stabbed. I had to change, for her. But, would the Brotherhood let me? This is a hot, hot, hot standalone MC romance novel. If you want to dive into the world of the Boneyard Brotherhood check out book one, Overhaul, for more!
©2016 Scarlet Lantern Publishing (P)2017 Scarlet Lantern Publishing
Foster Kavanaugh I have limits. Rules. No attachments allowed, because I don't love. But, with her smart mouth and quick banter, my office manager creeps past my defenses. Noelle Davis Swearing off men after escaping a toxic relationship, I'm grateful for a fresh start. Of course, my new job isn't tranquil and calm thanks to my boss, the most infuriating man on the planet. When circumstances put me in a perilous position, the first person to rescue me is none other than Foster. I get to see the former Navy SEAL in action, not as my aggravating boss, but the man who will stop at nothing to ensure my safety. The same man who makes me want to reconsider my self-imposed embargo on men. The same man who makes me want - more. But more isn't always possible when you're Out of Love.
©2016 RC Boldt (P)2017 RC Boldt
Five seconds. A deafening blast. Pain. Silence. That was all it took for an IED to end my life as I knew it. The man I was shattered in a hard wave of sound and debris that rained down on me like death itself. And six months later, after waking up to an inescapable hell, I found myself wishing that death had found me. Until her. Miranda Jacobs swept into my life like a cool breeze on a smoldering day. With her smart mouth and her ridiculous jokes, she brought me back to life one minute at a time. Turned out time wasn't on our side. Five seconds. Screams. Twisted metal. Silence. And I'd lost it all again - only this time, I had no one to blame but myself.
©2017 Amie Knight (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Three sizzling-hot stories from New York Times and international best-selling author Elle Kennedy! Give a SEAL an inch, and hell take your heart. "Heat of the Moment" For almost a year, Shelby has lusted over swoon-worthy Garrett, but she cant figure out why hes not interested...until she overhears him saying shes too vanilla for his taste. When a heat wave sends the sexy Navy SEAL into her bakery, she finally has the opportunity to show him exactly what hes missing.... "Heat of Passion" Holly has too much on her plate to think about a serious relationship. A hot fling with a SEAL, though, is the perfect way to take the edge off. The last thing she expects is to run into her gorgeous one-night stand weeks later, and to discover that Carson wants the one thing she doesnt: more. In the face of his methodical seduction, her resistance is crumbling.... "Heat of the Storm" Will has waited 15 years for the storm that sends Mackenzie into his arms. Hes the one man not scared of her psychic gift, and their one night of passion is enough to convince this tenacious SEAL that they are much, much more than friends. Now, he just has to convince her of that.... Warning: Contains dangerously hot Navy SEALS, and heroines not afraid to take them on one - or two - at a time.
©2017 Elle Kennedy (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Dodging and weaving her mothers attempts to get her married off and producing grandbabies as soon as possible, Maggie focuses on teaching and doing fun projects with her students - like sending a box of cards to anonymous soldiers for the holidays. Shes more than a little surprised when the receiving naval officer writes a proper thank-you letter. The magic ensues when Maggie writes back. She sees her new pen pal as an innocent diversion - until he isnt. Lt. Commander F. Hawkins thinks hes writing to a sweet little old woman. Little does he know that the woman sending him baked goods is going to capture his heart. In a culture of online dating and hookups, Maggie and Hawkins find themselves transported through the old-fashioned act of letter-writing. His steadfast earnestness cant help but appeal. Her charm and vivacity cant fail to captivate. They never stood a chance.
©2019 Elizabeth Adams (P)2020 Elizabeth Adams
I said goodbye to my son. But he had one final request - a letter I'll never forget. "Dear Dad, If you're reading this, it means I'm gone. I had one dream, growing old with Holland. Death won't stop me from providing for my wife. And because you're the best man I know, what I'm about to ask - my last request - I know you'll do. Please take care of Holland. Take her back to California with you. It's a lot - I know. But, I'm placing my most precious possession in your hands. Love, Scott." But the thoughts swirling through my mind are certainly not what my late son had in mind. How do I resist this woman in front of me? After all, you can't choose love, it chooses you. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Leigh Lennon (P)2020 Tantor
It's Naomi Clemons's big day. Her dream wedding. And she's outta here. One moment. A chance meeting of gazes through the church window pane with someone familiar who radiates intrigue. Independence. It's the final push Naomi needs to realize...she's boring. A blonde, cookie cutter, well mannered trophy wife-to-be. How can she expect to lead a fulfilling married life when she's never lived? Special Forces diver Jason Bristow needs a beauty pageant coach. Not for himself - although the tattooed bruiser could definitely use some charm. For his little sister who he has returned to St. Augustine, Florida, to raise. When a beautiful southern debutante lands on his doorstep, she awakens a hunger that won't be ignored. If only she wasn't planning on winning back the ex-fiance she left at the altar.... Despite the potential for ruin, heat continues to build between Naomi and Jason beneath the sultry Florida sunshine, consuming them both. But they're on borrowed time... and it's about to run out. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Tessa Bailey (P)2019 Tantor
Jayden Chapman may have always been the quieter twin, but deep inside lay the heart of a protector. When he came upon a young woman stranded on the side of the road, he recognized her as someone he had seen before...and not been able to help. Determined to not let history repeat itself, he befriended her, as well as took care of her car. Ruby Mantle had worked hard for years, just to pay the bills and take care of her grandmother. The weight of the world was on her shoulders and she was wary of the large man who came to rescue her. But, soon, she learned that Jayden was determined to help her in any way that he could. Allowing love to bloom as their friendship grew, life began looking up for them. But, then a problem from her past reared its ugly head, and Jayden stepped in to protect her once more. Loosely based on Little Red Riding Hood. Scenes in the audiobook are similar to what you would find in an R-rated movie. 18+ listeners only.
©2019 Maryann Litton (P)2019 Maryann Litton
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint... He'll own her from the very first touch. Julie Piper and Reed Lawson have nothing in common. She's a people-pleasing sorority girl hiding behind her perfect mask. He's a take-no-prisoners SWAT commander who isolates himself from the world. But when they're forced together at their friends' posh destination wedding, one thing is clear - Reed wants Julie more than he wants his next breath. Which is why he's not about to stand by when she's dared to seduce another man. Julie wants neat, tidy sex, so she could get back to what she does best - making everybody else happy. She never expected to slip into a dark bedroom and have her mind blown by rough, demanding hands, and a sinfully filthy mouth - neither of which belong to the best man. One night should have been all Reed needed to get the blond temptress out of his system, but when one taste is nowhere near enough, he'll be forced confront the effects of his hellish past. One that may push Julie away forever... just when he realizes he can't live without her.
©2014 Tessa Bailey (P)2014 Audible Inc.
The Landry Family Series is a feel-good, heart-warming series featuring strong alpha males and smart, capable heroines. Sweet and steamy, the Landry family enjoys favorite tropes such as second-chance romance, surprise babies, office lovers, sports and military romances, and more. Fall madly in love with this relatable, unforgettable family by USA Today best-selling author Adriana Locke. This set includes three full novels - Sway, Swing, and Switch.
©2016, 2017 Adriana Locke (P)2019 Adriana Locke
Grieving Navy SEAL widower John Decker, commemorating the two-year anniversary of the day he lived and his wife died, is dragged back into life by a riptide and a blonde he can't get out of his thoughts. Plagued with survivor's guilt, he's reluctant to enter a new relationship, until he meets a feisty bartender with attitude and curves to go with it. Roxi Lanier was the typical young teen in the city, happy, full of life, and bulletproof, until she became the victim of a violent crime. Her mother moved her to Wellfleet on Cape Cod, away from the scene of her misfortune to start over. Fourteen years later, she's still afraid to date and be intimate with a man, the scars of her past overriding the happiness she craves. Though she's an independent owner of a thriving beach bar, she has yet to find success in love. Tides change when she witnesses a suicidal widower diving headfirst into a riptide. Decker and Roxi struggle to stay afloat through the wreckage of their pasts and the storms of the present to sail into a future together. Note: This audiobook was previously published as Love on the Rocks but has since been edited and contains new content.
©2018 Twisted Page Inc. (P)2018 Twisted Page Inc.
An Amazon Top 100 Best Seller Patton Fletcher is a devil. Not the devil, but a bossy, sexy, panty-melting, hard-driving devil.... They warned me not to take this job. They said you were ruthless, impossible to please.... I said I was better than them. I wouldnt fall for your charm, your arrogance, or how sexy you fill out that suit. I wouldnt fall for your deep brown eyes or the way that muscle moves in your square jaw when youre pissed. I said I could resist you. I was wrong.... Boss of Me is a stand-alone workplace, enemies to lovers, military romance with a badass alpha boss and the feisty woman who steals his heart. No cheating. No cliffhangers.
©2019 TLM Productions LLC (P)2019 TLM Productions LLC
Voted Best Book Series of 2013 by Supportive Business Moms, UK. Bursting with Love is the newest addition to The Bradens (Love in Bloom series) by New York Times & USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to listeners who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.... After having her heart broken by a country music star, Savannah Braden has sworn off men. She takes a break from her fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle for a weekend at a survivor camp to rebuild her confidence and readjust her priorities. But when she meets the handsome guide, Jack Remington, she's drawn to everything about him - from his powerful physique to his brooding stare - despite the big chip on his shoulder. Powerless to ignore the heated glances and mounting sexual tension, Savannah begins to reassess her hasty decision. After losing his wife in a tragic accident, Jack Remington found solace in the Colorado Mountains. This solitary existence allows him to wallow in his guilt and punish himself for having made a decision that he believes cost his wife her life. He never expected to want to return to the life he once knew - but then again, he never expected to meet gorgeous, stubborn, and competitive Savannah Braden. One passionate kiss is all it takes to crack the walls the two have built to protect themselves, and allow love to slip in.
©2014 Melissa Foster (P)2015 Melissa Foster
Dani Kramer used to think growing up in foster homes was the most difficult thing she would ever have to do - until all her dreams came true. Married to the love of her life, Dr. Brock Holland, and running a foundation that specializes in finding jobs for kids out of foster care, Dani seems to have it all. What no one knows is that it could all go away tomorrow if anyone finds out about the precious secret she carries. For military doctor Brock Holland, life has always been about duty to his career and country. But when hes captured during a joint allied training mission, thoughts of Dani, his best friend, the woman hes tried for years not to fall in love with, help him not only survive but reevaluate his priorities. However, when he returns home, he finds Dani is pregnant. In a cruel twist, duty calls again. He must marry Dani to save her from becoming a political pawn in a dangerous game she didnt know she had signed up to play. But who will protect Danis and Brocks hearts from each other? Or will they discover their marriage is more than only sharing a last name? Content warning: This book contains sensitive material related to PTSD, military violence, and pregnancy.
©2020 Jennifer Peel (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Those that truly know August Greenfield, will tell you that I live my life to the fullest. Work hard as part of the team at Jameson Force Security but play just as hard at the Wicked Horse Vegas. I have no regrets about my life. Well, maybe just one. Leighton Hale was my first love and the woman I wanted to spend my life with, but one day she was just gone. Vanished without a trace. Even my extensive contacts as part of the team at Jameson left me empty-handed in my search for answers. My single remorse is never being able to find out what happened to her, because no matter how difficult the truth may be, it cant be as bad as never knowing at all. Ten years later, a knock on my front door brings me face-to-face with the woman I thought Id never see again and nothing in my life could have prepared me for the secrets she holds.
©2020 Sawyer Bennett (P)2020 Sawyer Bennett
The true measure of a man is not in the mistakes he makes...but in how he handles those mistakes. Rafe Walker gained fame while in the Army when he was photographed for a Military Calendar. Afterward, modeling contracts rolled in but he found his life in California lacking and longed for a change. Accepting an offer to work as a groundkeeper for a shut-in one summer, near his family in Virginia, he jumps at the chance to return to his roots. But as he got to know the enigmatic woman, he began to desire a more permanent change with her. But secrets abound between the two and when they are revealed, will he have lost his chance for a new forever? Subject matter is similar to what you would find in an R-rated movie. Please be advised, for 18+ listeners.
©2018 MaryAnn Litton (P)2019 Maryann Litton
I've always been a wild child and my own worst enemy. Ditched by my best friend at a biker bar. A broken Jeep in a new town with no one to call. What else could possibly go wrong? I'm Makenna Dixon, not a damsel in distress. My parents taught me how to survive on my own. But a handsome stranger thinks he'll be my saving grace. A challenge leads to a lip lock I can't quite forget. I always swore I'd never fall for an alpha like my father. And Austin Moore is as bossy as he is sweet. A wickedly sexy combination. But beneath the cocky attitude is a man fighting the demons from his past. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Chelle Bliss (P)2021 Tantor
Navy Baby It was a night shed never forget...two strangers coming together in a moment of intense desire. But now, sheltered Hannah Raymond is expecting the child of a rugged naval seaman she thought shed never see again. Riley Murdock has been searching for Hannah for months - ever since that soul-shaking night of passion. Now, fate has reunited them. Determined to give his child the chance he never had, Riley marries Hannah. Theyve created the miracle of life together, but is that enough to spark love? Navy Husband Shana Berrie is her sisters official navy "parenting plan", so despite being unprepared, shes in charge of adorable nine-year-old Jazmine for the next six months. Shana isnt all that close to her niece, but shes trying her best. The little girl has lots of opinions - including ones on Shanas love life (or lack thereof). Shana also doesnt appreciate Jazmines godfather, Lieutenant Commander Adam Kennedy, constantly checking up on her. She is definitely not looking for a navy husband, no matter what her meddling niece thinks. So why does infuriating Adam seem so appealing?
©2018 Harlequin Books, S.A. (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
This is a novella tying up the SEALs of Steel series.
A prosthetic design engineer, Kat Greenwald is in love with Badger Horley. The former SEALs team leader is the love of her life. But she's seen and heard firsthand of the fears and commitment issues Badger and his closest friends - once part of Navy special operations teams - struggle with on a daily basis. During their weekly get-togethers, the women in love with these former SEALs open up to each other about their longing to tie the knot and start families.
More than two years ago, Badger was badly injured after the truck his eight-man unit were in hit an antitank landmine. While he and his team have finally discovered the truth behind that devastating set-up, Badger sees the reality of his precarious future. His health could decline at any moment and he wants Kat to know exactly where the door to get out is if and when it does. The last thing he wants to do is invite pity, especially where the woman he loves is concerned. In a perfect world, he would have proposed to her the day they met. In the world he lives in, he can only conclude that harboring fears are always better than regrets.
But Kat isn't the type of woman to fear hard times and she's willing to take a leap of faith as far out into the unknown as she can get if it means her most fervent wish comes true.
©2018 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
Military War Dog handler Liza Minot finally lands her big chance. A Delta Force mission requires her and Sergey's specialty - tracking explosives. When assigned to Master Sergeant Garret Conway's squad, her past confronts her. Back in high school days, he ran over her first dog. Rex's old age and failing health made it a cruelty or a mercy - she still can't decide which. However, Conway the boy and Conway the man are two very different problems.
©2017 Matthew Lieber Buchman (P)2017 Matthew Lieber Buchman
One former special forces Marine. One tall, handsome police detective who pushes all her buttons. One dangerous investigation that forces them to work together. Blair Mason is badass to the bone. She's no stranger to loss and barely survived the mission that ended her military career. Now, as part of Team 52, she never shies away from a fight to ensure pieces of powerful ancient technology don't fall into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, she's often forced to "liaise" with the team's contact at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. The tall, hard-bodied detective ignites her temper quicker than any man she's ever known...and after a terrible massacre, she's horrified to find that she and MacKade are being ordered to work together. Detective Luke MacKade was born a protector. He takes care of his family, and as a dedicated homicide detective, he protects his city. He is less thrilled with his job of cleaning up after Team 52 after they tear through Vegas on a mission. Blair is a woman who sets him off just by breathing, but even he can't deny the powerful attraction he feels to her strength and skill. When several cursed samurai swords are stolen in a bloody attack, it is up to Luke and Blair to get them back...before more blood is shed. But others are after the swords and their hidden powers. As Luke and Blair's dangerous investigation intensifies, they face danger at every turn. Luke battles his intense need to protect the woman he's falling for, a woman who neither wants or needs his protection. But as their desire burns white-hot, Luke will learn that the toughest defenses are the ones around Blair's heart.
©2019 Anna Hackett (P)2019 Anna Hackett
It's finally Kenneth Alexander and JeNelle Towson's wedding day. They have weathered so many trials to get to this point. Still, there is danger to be dealt with in the form of JeNelle's former husband and Kenneth's nemesis. Can anything else go wrong for them? Kenneth's younger sister is finally ready to date again after the disastrous relationship she survived with her former fiancé. Now, Derrick Jackson, the famed basketball icon, is making it known that he wants her in his life...permanently. Still, what of her feelings for Derrick's best friend, Chuck Montgomery and his feelings for her? She is just as confused about the right path as is her other brother, Air Force jet fighter pilot Captain Benjamin Alexander. The woman he finally realized that he loves, his best female friend, US Navy Lieutenant Stacy Greene, has given birth to their daughter, Whitney Ivy. He expects to marry Stacy and make a life with her and Whitney Ivy. However, when he arrives at the hospital to take them home, Stacy has already left and accepted a secret deployment leaving Whitney Ivy behind for Benjamin to raise alone It is not Stacy's intention to ever see Benjamin and Whitney Ivy again. It appears that three of the five Alexander offspring still have uncertain futures ahead of them.
©2020 Alexandra Ward (P)2021 Alexandra Ward
Greer Everyones perception of an MC princess is that shes cherished and protected, but this MC "princess" was left to the wolves. My father, the loved Southern Chaotic president, dropped me like a bad habit when I was 13. My mother went off her rocker when I was 14. I had my first of many abortions when I was 15. Life for me was a whirlwind of angst and torment, but through all of that, the pain took the fear away and replaced it with yearning. I thirst for gratification that Im not a replication of my legacy. I hunger for the day when my anxiety is replaced with reassurance. Spook I live my life for the Southern Chaotics. I have loved and lost to this club, but the brotherhood and acceptance have outlived the regret. I had a good woman, or so I thought. She left me for a rival club. I long for what some of my brothers have. I yearn for a woman to desire all that is me, and I crave to have a woman that I can depend on through thick, thin, and the s--t in between. I just need to find her so I can quench my thirst. This is a standalone, but to better understand some of the situations, you should enjoy Minor Glitches and Major Conflict first. This audiobook is meant for an audience 18 and older. There are some scenes that may not be suitable for some listeners.
©2017 Dana Arden (P)2018 Dana Arden
An ex model struggling to lose the weight. A wounded veteran on a mission to gain her heart. Will they find a balance before time runs out? Reed Cannon may be a numbers guy but being minus one arm due to enemy fire hasnt slowed him down. Now hes faced with a new challenge find a bride so he can stay on the rehabilitation ranch that has given him and his squad back their lives. With the ranch becoming zoned strictly for families, hell have to find a girl, woo her, and marry her in less than two months. Reed turns to a dating app to narrow down the selection of potential brides. The woman who matches him nearly 100 percent is accessible online, but out of reach in reality. Sarai Austin has done the impossible: Shes found a great guy online. The problem is now he wants to meet in person, and Sarai's not ready for IRL. Her profile picture was taken three years and 30 pounds ago. To hide her weight issues, she tells Reed shes out of town on business. All she needs is a couple of months to lose the weight and get back down to model-size. What she doesnt count on is running into Reed in town. After meeting in person, Reed knows Sarai is the one. But as the two grow closer, their insecurities get in the way. Reed isnt sure hes enough for her. Sarai is certain shes too much for him. When the lies and doubts come to a head, will their relationship be over before it has a chance to begin? Find out if love can truly heal all wounds in this light-hearted, sweet romance of convenient arrangements that unfold into lasting love. Offering His Arm is the third in a series of marriage of convenience tales featuring Wounded Warriors who are healed with the power of love.
©2018 Shanae Johnson (P)2020 Shanae Johnson
Navy Wife Lindy Kyle flees to Seattle to weather a broken heart, but is unprepared for a roommate like Rush Callaghan. Strong, sensitive, and sexy, the temporarily dry-docked naval officer is everything shes ever dreamed of in a man...and in a husband. Though they are swept away on a tide of passion, Rush holds duty to his country above all else. When he has to return to service, does Lindy have the courage to be his wife? Navy Blues Despite her ex-husbands stubbornness, Carol knows Lieutenant Commander Steve Kyle would be the perfect man to father the child she so desperately wants. She also realizes that the strong, honorable man will never allow his child to be raised without him. So Carol needs to seduce Steve into her bed one last time.... Passion together was never the problem - it was the absences that tore them apart. Have they grown enough to risk trying again, especially when Carols plan seems about to work?
©2018 Harlequin Books, S.A. (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
From New York Times best-selling author Kristen Proby comes the third romance in the Love Under the Big Sky series, featuring a veteran struggling with PTSD and the one woman who can help him recover - and learn to love again. Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour - she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he's having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara. But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else... specifically Zach, Cara's brother-in-law. Zach is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy's mother took off. He's struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian... but why can't he keep his hands off her?
©2015 Kristen Proby (P)2015 Simon and Schuster
When Kenna Sutton is tasked with driving home newly returned Beck True Blue Collier, she expects the strategic army mastermind to be a pasty number cruncher. Never at a loss for words, Kenna is, nonetheless, rendered speechless by the gorgeous, hard-bodied, and utterly inexperienced army major who lands in her passenger seat. Outraged by Becks lack of a welcome home after seven long years overseas, Kenna takes matters into her own hands, giving Beck something hes only ever fantasized about in his bunk. Beck has never shied away from a test of will, and Kenna gives new meaning to the word challenge. One problem? Kennas father is the lieutenant general presenting Beck with a Silver Star, and Beck is determined to treat Kenna with the respect she deserves. Kenna has other ideas, however, tempting Becks resolve at every turn. But how long can one lonely, starving man hope to resist the woman he craves?
©2018 Tessa Bailey (P)2019 Tessa Bailey
Book 4 of SEALS of Steel Talon Lore, a former SEAL, has spent the last two years recovering from the damage done when his squads truck drove over an antitank landmine. Six other team-mates were also badly hurt, the seventh dead, in what their team leader Badger Horley realized later had to be a trap set to take them out. After his best friend is run down, Talon realizes his murder ties in with the original incident that drove him and his squad hell-bent for revenge. A year ago, Talon walked away from his girlfriend, Clary Witcher when shed given him an ultimatum he couldnt win. Clary is the sister of his best friend killed in the hit-and-run. Determined to tell Clary in person that her brothers death was no accident and keep her safe from those now targeting her, Talon struggles with the haunting prospect of a reunion. Clary has never forgotten and never forgiven herself for chasing the man she loved and still loves away with her stupid, take-it-or-leave-it threat. Her brothers death is a tragedy shes barely dealt with when Talon shows up with answers that only beg more questions. He wont leave her side, certain her brother wasnt the only target. But Clary has learned one thing from her time away from him: Love - not trouble - needs to be Talons reason for staying with her...even if sending him away means jeopardizing her own life. Author note: For your listening pleasure, this series must be listened in order. SEALS of Steel reading order: Badger Erick Cade Talon Laszlo Geir Jager The Final Reveal
©2018 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
Combat veteran Gabriel Noble survived the war overseas, but the stoic Baine International security specialist is in for the fight of his life when he's tasked with "bodyguarding" beautiful lingerie designer Evelyn Beckham. But keeping Eve safe means keeping her close, and soon the lines between duty and desire begin to blur into a consuming passion too powerful to be denied. With Eve's life in escalating peril and her faith in him certain to shatter, Gabe will have to risk everything to protect her while facing the most intense fight of his life...the battle for Eve's heart. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Lara Adrian, LLC (P)2019 Tantor
Returning to Laguna Beach after four tours in the Middle East, Christian Wolfe leaves the military behind and buys a wine bar, vowing to keep his life simple. He fights to keep his devastating PTSD a secret and refuses to burden anyone else with his baggage. When stunning Kelly Prescott and her red stilettos saunter into town, she drives him past the bonds of his self-control. Successful in her fathers stuffy law firm, Kellys too compassionate to survive in the cutthroat world of corporate litigation. Leaving behind both family and courtroom drama, she moves to Laguna to become general counsel for a nonprofit veterans organization. She didnt bargain on a gorgeous modern-day Heathcliff, and in Christian, she sees another kind of challenge - one she cant resist.
©2018 Claire Marti (P)2018 Claire Marti
Books one to four in The Bad Boy Series collection. I've been in love with Hunter Saint my entire life. He was my first love and the one I could never forget. Then, fate intervened and we became enemies. Now, I must go to Hunter on my hands and knees to beg him to save my brother's life. I'll pay any price to save him. I'll do anything Hunter wants. Anything... The Bad Boy Series by S. E. Lund's is a sexy new novella series, featuring a bad boy with a heart of gold and a heroine who can't get him out of her life or her heart. When fate forces them back together again, can they deny what has long simmered between them?
©2017 S.E. Lund (P)2020 S.E. Lund
Men suck. They break you. Leave you. Take everything until there's nothing left. And frankly, I'm done allowing them to make me feel insignificant. So, forget men. I'll just throw myself into my job, because at least that never fails me. Jackson has other plans, though. I refuse to be impressed by his perfect body, the cute dimple on his cheek, or the rugged stubble on his face. Jackson Cole can be resisted. But, I'm only fooling myself. He's going to wear me down. I can feel it. In the end he'll prove that once again, I'm no one's beloved.
©2014 Corinne Michaels (P)2020 Corinne Michaels
Officer Sonia Sparrow is an introvert of sorts, spending her workdays on the force, and her off days alone. But lately, it seems shes acquired a new partner. A dog, that shes dubbed Slash, keeps showing up at the nick of time to save the day. Michael Masson, a former Marine, is looking for a quiet life, but he cant help the desire he still has to serve his country. Having been burned in love once before, hes vowed to never show his other side to anyone else. Instead, he chooses to spend his life roaming the country and not getting close to anyone. But when he spies the female police officer in trouble, he cant just sit back and let it happen. Sonia has been burned in relationships in the past, as well, and if she cant find a trustworthy man, shes decided a dog would be the perfect companion to keep her loneliness at bay. What she didnt bargain for was getting both. The truth is almost too farfetched, but Michael is determined to make her believe. He hopes this new partnership will not only heal old wounds, but evolve into a deep and loving relationship for the both of them.
©2019 Linda Mooney (P)2020 Linda Mooney
When the masks come off, they know it's real. Dan Colton was once the CIA's golden boy - a get-things-done cowboy who believed it was better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. But performing the devil's work was easier when he had the face of an angel - a damn good asset to have whether he was charming agency superiors...or training submissives in his dark dungeon role-plays. But that face was taken away, disfigured in a fire during an act of bravery. Tess Lesange, known around the CIA's Vegas office as "The Laser", has only one Achilles' heel - the brooding agent who once wouldn't give her the time of day. Since Dan Colton's accident, they've become friends, even trusting each other with some of their kinkier secrets. What are friends for, right? Wrong. Still seeking the submissive dream, Tess takes matters into her own hands and journeys in disguise to one of the desert's most elicit kink clubs. When the Dominant she meets is beneath a mask and wielding a familiar voice, she wonders if karma has conspired to fulfill her deepest fantasies...and how high a price she'll have to pay for it to come true. Is she willing to sacrifice the friendship she's built with Dan for one unforgettable night in his dungeon?
©2018 Angel Payne (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I didn't want to need him so much. I knew he would protect me, and when he touched me, I didn't want him to stop! Becca My whole life, people told me I grew up spoiled and sheltered, always at the disposal of my billionaire father. After a while, I started to believe them. They said I never wanted or needed anything except daddys approval. They didnt know what it was like to live with him. Then, daddy gets himself kidnapped. It is up to me to keep Foster Trucking and Shipping running. My fathers captors are demanding thousands in ransom, and I realized I couldnt do it all on my own. Despite our explosive past and all the mistakes I made with his heart, I had to call Blake Snyder, not knowing if he would help me or not. Blake Being an ex-Delta Force operations specialist and private investigator specializing in hostage negotiation meant I was no fool. I was highly trained to keep my cool no matter how high the stakes or the pressure. Yet, when it comes to Becca Foster and her chestnut brown eyes, all my cool went out the window. The spoiled socialite was gorgeous and dynamite in the sack.
©2019 Jillian Riley (P)2019 Jillian Riley
They train to serve their country. They strive to be the best. But only a select few can be.... The Elite Mateo Morgan Call Sign: Solo Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the US Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. Its a surprise to his peers, then, when hes chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world. Mission Rules: 1. Kick everyones ass. 2. Do whatever it takes to win. 3. Do your best to distract the competition. 4. Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot. Grant Hughes Call Sign: Panther Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther cant afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable. Mission Rules: 1. Keep it safe in the air. 2. Prove youre more than Commander Hughess son. 3. No distractions. Stay focused. 4. Dont fall for your competition - especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning. In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one. With passion this intense, the question remains: Whos gonna come out on top?
©2020 Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Sawyer LaGrange. Hes my best friends older brother. Hes quiet, brooding, sinfully sexy.... Dark hair, a scruffy square jaw, and deep lines of muscle I trace my fingers along slowly, followed by my lips.... He always does whats right. Until me... They say you get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Well, Im brave. And I want him. Secrets. Everybody has them. Big, small, innocent...forbidden. Mindy was a line I should never have crossed. But I did. She was beautiful...sassy and tempting. And rules were made to be broken. We broke them all. Now Im home, released from service with hidden scars. Now my secrets are the demons that grow stronger every day. I try to send her away, but I cant let her go. Shes my reason to fight, and Ill walk through hell to be the man she deserves. To give her a reason to stay here with me. (Here with Me is a stand-alone best friends older brother, second-chance, military romance. No cheating. No cliff-hangers.)
©2020 TLM Productions LLC (P)2020 TLM Productions LLC
In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish...
It sounds so simple, to love someone unconditionally. To give them your heart.
So why is she slowly eating away at my soul with every unanswered phone call, every unread text, and every door left unopened?
She said yes, and yet, in order for her to be with me...I need to let her go.
©2018 Meghan Quinn (P)2019 Meghan Quinn
This isnt a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.
This isnt a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her... I would.
This isnt a story about lies and deception, even though at times Ive lied to myself.
No, this is my story.
A story about sacrifice.
A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl.
A story I wish I never had to tell.
This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.
©2018 Meghan Quinn (P)2019 Meghan Quinn
Book 3: SEALs of Steel Cade Terence, a former SEAL, has spent the last two years physically recovering when his units truck drove over an antitank landmine. Six other teammates were also badly hurt, the seventh dead, in what their team leader Badger Horley realized later had to be a trap set to take them out. The father of Laszlo, a member of his unit, was in a hit-and-run. Investigating this accident leads Cade and other members of the team on a trail with very definite connections to the original incident that nearly got him and the entire squad killed. Faith Halladay is a commercial airline pilot. When her best friend Elizabeth is in a serious accident that leaves her in a coma and threatens to steal her life, she rushes to Norway to sit vigil at her bedside. There, she meets Cade, who asks all sorts of questions about the accident that she cant answer. The attitude Elizabeths family displays when they lose hope that their daughter will survive stuns Faith, leading to a heated confrontation. Cades endless questions now have her asking her own. She reconnects with him, only to discover that her relationship with Cade has put her in a killers sights, and the nightmare thats become his world is now her own. Author note: For your listening pleasure, this series must be listened to in order. SEALs of Steel Reading Order: Badger Erick Cade Talon Laszlo Geir Jager The Final Reveal
©2018 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
Trapped and tempted, this battle of wills rages all night long. Kady Dresco and Colton Brooks click on a level that defies logic. There are only two problems. One, he's her older brother's irritating best friend, and two, they're bidding on the same military security services contract. When the competition heats up, Colton is torn between wanting to strangle Kady (and her annoying brilliance) and kissing her into submission. Which is a bad idea for a million reasons, because Kady's submission is exactly what he craves. Being trapped in a tiny motel room with the object of his darkest fantasies will require every ounce of his restraint. Kady doesn't want his restraint, but Colton knows better. She deserves love, marriage, and a white picket fence - three things Colton can't give her. But her proximity and the memory of their steamy near-miss three years ago slowly destroys his resolve. And he's not sure how much longer he can keep his hands off - or his heart closed.
©2014 Laura Kaye (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Spencer and Ellie are just friends. For Spencer, Ellie has always been his rock. His stability. The one who was there for him in his darkest hour. But he's never thought of her as more than a friend...until now. And that's just inconvenient, since he knows what she wants, right down to how she takes her coffee. It isn't him. Ellie wants a stable life and a white picket fence, so she only dates guys who want that, too. She knows Spencer doesn't do relationships. And besides, high school is over, and he's about to be a US Marine. It could never work...or could it? Since they want different things, they're just fine remaining friends. That is, until one night changes everything. Back to You is a sweet, friends-to-lovers military romance, suitable for all ages. This story is adapted from its original version, written by the author.
©2019 Jess Mastorakos (P)2020 Jess Mastorakos
Three sizzling-hot stories from New York Times and international best-selling author Elle Kennedy! When a SEAL goes after your heart, dont put up a fight. They dont like to lose. "Heat It Up" One minute, broody SEAL Becker is responding "hell no" to a pesky reporters interview request. The next, hes trapped in an elevator and calming Janes confined-space panic attack - with a kiss. Once he caves in to the fierce, unexpected need, theres no turning back. Becks not looking for long-term, but a fling with a redhead with a brutally honest mouth and a body made for sin? Abso-effing-lutely.... "Heat of the Night" When her long-time fiancé breaks off their engagement, Annabelle sets out to prove shes not a prude. Only problem is, her list of sexual fantasies winds up in the wrong hands, and now, shes got a sinfully sexy SEAL offering to help check off every last wild and wicked item. Resisting Ryan is futile, but protecting her heart? Its necessary.... "The Heat is On" Matt thinks hes a bad boy...until he finds himself face down on the floor during a bank robbery, arguing with a sexy blonde who wields her sharp tongue with surgical precision. Savannah eagerly follows the adrenaline rush she feels with Matt to the nearest bed, but when tangled sheets begin to feel like tangled heartstrings, commitment-shy Savannahs first instinct is to cut him loose. Problem is, Matts not going anywhere.... Warning: Contains feisty heroines, threesomes, and dangerously hot Navy SEALs that give the phrase "going commando" a whole new meaning.
©2017 Elle Kennedy (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A standalone novel in the Sons of War contemporary military romance series. Tormented by the loss of his men, Marine Corps Captain Sawyer Mathis returns home to attend a retreat for children who had lost a parent in war. He's forced to spend time with Katya Khavalov, the sister of one of the Marines killed during a firefight under his command. Unafraid of war or death, Sawyer is determined not to let a beautiful woman with a quick temper and broken heart deter him from trying to help her family heal. Fiery yet sweet Katya resents the cool, unflappable commander. He brought one brother back in a box and the other dismembered. She blames him for destroying her family and believes him to be incapable of feeling anything - until she witnesses firsthand the toll the war and deaths are taking on Sawyer. He's suffering, too, and too stubborn to admit it. The longer the two spend together, the more they begin to understand each other. What neither is counting on: the feelings they ignite within each other.
©2014 Lizzy Ford (P)2016 Lizzy Ford
Monsters do exist. Nicki Milligan knows all about monsters. She lives with them. Fights them every day. She doesn't have time for distractions, especially not the incredibly hot alpha-male who seems to have taken an interest and knows just how to push her buttons. In coming to Pine Ridge, she hopes to finally fulfill a childhood vow she made to her twin brother years earlier - because no child should have to endure what they did. Ex-SEAL Sean Callaghan always knew that no ordinary woman would do it for him. When he encounters Nicki Milligan in his garage, it is lust at first sight. She is his every dark fantasy wrapped up in one sexy package. It doesn't take him long to figure out that she's so much more than that. Or that there's a lot more to Nicki than meets the eye. Sean knows he's tough, but Nicki might just be tougher. Now he just has to convince her that they were made for each other. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Abbie Zanders (P)2017 Tantor
Love and hate are not opposites, but sometimes theyre born from the same fire.... Sean: Soldiers die, thats just how it goes. Its different when its one of your brothers. Team Maelstrom, my team, was broken when we lost one of our own. And now we have to sit around Stateside while the men in charge figure out what to do with us. When they find a replacement, I immediately know its not going to work. I cant deal with this pain in the ass. I want him gone. It looks like Im stuck with him, but I dont have to make it easy.... Aidan: I didnt ask for this. I dont want this. Ive been thrown into this dysfunctional team with a team leader whos out to get me. The guys an ass, and hes driving me crazy. I can hardly think straight when Im dealing with him. Then everything changes when he pins me to a wall and kisses me.... Before Sean and Aidan can figure out what to do about that kiss, Team Maelstrom is thrown from the frying pan into the freezer. Fear and peril changes people, but will it change these two hot military men enough to keep the team alive? Can they work things out between them and get everyone back home in one piece? And what about the future?
©2020 Romeo Alexander (P)2020 Books Unite People
Stephen Hastings is a control freak. He's arrogant. He's smart as a whip and sexy AF. He has too much money. He's bossy, and he's usually right. All I saw were his clear blue eyes, tight butt, and ripped torso. I gladly handed him my V-card that night, 10 years ago. I was so stupid. I swore I'd never be that stupid again... Emmy Barton works for a dry cleaner? Yes, that Emmy Barton - long, blonde hair, bright blue eyes, pretty smile... Sexy little body. Smart mouth. She was the only girl who interested me, but I was leaving to be an officer in the Navy. Now I'm home, running my business. My life is perfectly ordered until I bump into her, divorced and struggling to make ends meet. I hate seeing her like this. I hate that she married Burt "The Dick" Dickerson. What an a--hole. She says she hates me, but when we fight, it's all heat and lust. I won't leave her this way. She will let me help her and her son. She will stay... It's a thin line between love and hate, and this line is on fire. Stay is a stand-alone enemies-to-lovers, second-chance, marriage of convenience romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers.
©2019 TLM Productions LLC (P)2019 TLM Productions LLC
Meet the men of Manning Grove, three small-town cops and brothers, who meet the women who will change the rest of their lives. This is Max's story.... Big-city party-girl Amanda Barber has been spoiled most of her life. But life for Amanda suddenly becomes a major challenge: adapting to small-town life, dealing with her special needs brother, and constantly butting heads with a frustrating local cop. As a police officer and former Marine, "responsibility" is Max Bryson's middle name. Never having been in a serious relationship, he has no plans for one in the near future. He likes being his own man. And even if he were interested in a serious relationship, he certainly wouldn't choose someone so immature and irresponsible as Amanda. But no matter how hard he tries, he can't get sexy Amanda out of his head or his heart. Watching her mature in front of his eyes, his protectiveness toward her only strengthens. Bossy and possessive aren't the only words Amanda uses to describe this frustrating cop. She can't deny just looking at the man makes her tremble. But she's done with having anyone control her and this man isn't going to be any different. Or is he? Note: This is a full-length novel and can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. No cliff-hangers, and it has an HEA.
©2018 Jeanne St. James (P)2019 Jeanne St. James
I am her guardian, and I will protect her at all costs, even it means my life... Ethan I am the one that takes charge, but I wasnt prepared for Savannah. All grown-up, hot, and fiery as hell. If being an army ranger taught me anything, it taught me loyalty. As Butchs only daughter, I knew she was off-limits, but I couldnt stay away. I need her in my life, but what the hell was she hiding? Savannah Ethan was the bad boy I always wanted. I would give up everything for him. And when my father was in trouble, Ethan was the only one I could turn to for help. I hate that I need him so much. I need him more than just a protector. Can he be the man I need him to be?
©2019 Jillian Riley (P)2019 Jillian Riley
Bellamy I was a wanderer. I looked for more. More to love. More to protect. More to save. Joining the military gave me the opportunity to find two out of three. Its also where I fell in lust with Lawson, but it wasnt the type of love you write home about. It wasnt pure. It was the frantic, mind-blowing, toe-curling love that you wish could develop into your one great love. The Marines gave me the chance to explore the world, as well as some unfavorable countries. Until it didnt. Until one overlook took it away. Until I had to reevaluate my life. The option to remain a Marine was taken from me, but I still kept my drifter ways. I traveled the states. I helped the ones who couldnt help themselves. I saved as many as possible. My lust life is bleak, and my love life is absent. Rendezvous with Lawson became few and far between until they were nonexistent. Fate continued to pull us together through the years, but us together never stuck until Lawson decided Id no longer be his one who got away. This is a standalone meant for an audience 18 and older. There are some scenes that may not be suitable for some listeners.
©2018 Dana Arden (P)2018 Dana Arden
Seven years ago, Jaxon Kane enlisted in the army and shattered my heart. Now, he's back. Except too much has changed while he was gone. The spirited, passionate girl he first fell in love with no longer exists. I live as a shadow of my former self, a shell of damaged dreams and unfulfilled potential. Too broken for second chances, too broken for him, I cling to my dark secret. I'll hide the truth from Jax no matter the cost. But Jax is a hot, confident, and fearless soldier. He may carry around old hurts and wear new scars but at his core, he's a fighter. I just wish he wasn't fighting for me. Or my heart. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Gina Azzi (P)2019 Tantor
Some love is rare.... All love is precious.... The fourth part in the New York Times best-selling Blackstone Affair series, brings the continuing story of Ethan and Brynne, two damaged souls fighting for a hard-won love, and now the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after. Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby while facing the challenges of settling into a new home and married life. But when specters from the past resurface, so do their lingering doubts. Fears about those things they struggle to understand about each other, threaten the very foundation of their relationship. The story of two souls who both need the other in order to be complete...a husband and a wife who learn just how rare their love truly is when faced with losing it...two lovers who will have to lay bare their darkest fears so that they may find peace... Ethan and Brynne are fighting harder than ever for each other in
Rare and Precious Things.
©2014 Raine Miller (P)2014 Raine Miller Romance
They say everything happens for a reason - that theres always a light at the end of the tunnel. For the longest time, I didnt think that was true. I had stumbled around in the dark for so many years that I didnt think I would ever find my way out. But when I finally did, it came in the most unexpected way. Miles Hollins had been my brothers best friend for as long as I could remember. We didnt like each other much growing up. Or rather, we couldnt stand each other. But after 10 years of being gone, a lot had changed. He wasnt the same boy I remembered. I wasnt the same girl, either. So much had happened. I moved away and got married. Miles joined the military. We both returned home broken in our own way. I struggled to find my place in my new life. Miles struggled just to get through the day. But together, we slowly began to heal. I quieted his demons, and he gave me a sense of belonging. For a while, that was enough. But this is real life, and in real life, nothing stays perfect forever. In real life, not every story ends with a happily ever after. Sometimes, the scars we carry are just too deep. I promised him I would fight. He promised me I would lose. Ill do everything in my power to prove him wrong. Because, its when you find the one thing you cant live without that you truly find yourself. All That We Are is a stand-alone contemporary romance.
©2019 Melissa Toppen (P)2020 Melissa Toppen
Needed: Community girlfriend for (four) Army Ranger Specialists at incredible lake house estate. Wife material. Long term only. The ad was ridiculous. Beyond ridiculous! Yet for Sammara Madsen, bored in life and unlucky in love? The concept made her stomach do a sexy barrel roll. After a chance encounter with a gorgeous soldier reveals the opportunity of a lifetime, Sammara goes along out of simple curiosity. Yet when she falls in love with the beautiful mansion as well as the three other handsome Rangers who live there? The idea of being shared between them as their girlfriend doesn't seem so outrageous anymore. Kyle is the charming, sculpted epitome of the perfect man. Dakota, the beautiful giant - and quintessential country boy. Ryan is the brooding, motorcycle-riding bad boy who shares Sammara's lonely past, and Briggs is the mysterious alpha mercenary, dark and enigmatic, with wounds only a lover could heal. Can Sammara succeed in fulfilling her role to each of her beautiful new boyfriends; that of friend, lover, and so much more? Or will sinister unknown forces crush their budding five-way relationship before it can even begin? Contains mature themes.
©2018 Krista Wolf (P)2019 Tantor
Hes a former Navy SEAL, haunted by his past. Shes the only woman who can help him redeem his honor. But will they be able to overcome the mayhem of his previous life and set themselves free from the darkness?
©2020 Anna del Mar (P)2020 Anna del Mar
The true measure of a man is not in the mistakes he makes...but in how he handles those mistakes. Cael Holland devoted himself to his friends and family, but when his niece becomes ill, he steps up to share the burden. Out on the town one night, he runs into her. The woman with the long hair that captures his attention. A woman, after his own heart, not looking for commitment. They agree to a night with no names and no regrets. But one night isnt enough and as they become closer, more secrets abound between the two than not knowing each others names. Regina, at the worst possible time in her life, falls for the man of mystery. Their passion cannot be denied, but as their secrets are uncovered, is passion enough to carry them through? Subject matter is similar to what you would find in an R-rated movie. Please be advised, for 18 and up listeners.
©2018 Maryann Litton (P)2019 MaryAnn Litton
Langley Vaughn is in desperate need of a date. But not just any date. She's looking for a date to the wedding from hell. It isn't every day you're forced to be in the bridal party while your first love marries your archnemesis...otherwise known as the world's worst stepsister. The entire situation is a nightmare, and Langley is sick and tired of taking orders and forcing a fake smile. She needs to find a date who's not afraid of her family's money...someone willing to shake things up. Someone ready to go to war with the well-to-do. She needs someone who won't back down. Iker Alvarez would do anything and everything to get his hands on some quick cash. Thank goodness for a desperate, pretty little rich girl with too much money and her heart set on an outrageous scheme. Being in the right place at the right time might just be the answer to both of their prayers - and this smart soldier has never let a golden opportunity slide by. Only, he didn't plan on liking the blonde socialite as much as he does. He is totally unprepared for the pull he feels toward her, coupled with his growing desire to protect her from the vultures and villains living under the same roof. He knows he isn't the guy Langley can count on in the long run, but damn, if he doesn't want to do everything in his power to be that man. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Jay Crownover LLC and Rebecca Yarros (P)2020 Tantor
Five romantic suspense and military romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Cristin Harber. Savage Secrets: Covert agents work under the guise of a fake marriage to stop a terrorist attack before their secrets blow their cover--break and cool their sizzling connection. Hart Attack: A CIA agent's socialite cover offers the perfect ruse when she teams up with her best friend's older brother to infiltrate the black market. Sweet One: A pregnant Titan operative's secret witness protection background is exposed as her husbands is trapped by an explosion. Black Dawn: An elusive hacker requires security protection from Titan Group after she leaves an abusive relationship and discovers the plans for a terrorist attack. This bestselling series is packed with alpha men and their strong women as they fall in love and defy death. Each of the high-stakes love stories has a happily ever after! No cliffhangers! Tropes include enemies to lovers, fake marriage, friends to lovers, rescue and adventure, second chance romance, and more.
©2019 Cristin Harber (P)2019 Cristin Harber
I've loved Evan Morgan ever since I was a little girl. Growing up, he was my best friend. I thought he always would be. Turns out, I was wrong. September 30th was the day my world shattered. In the blink of an eye, everything changed. Now, my heart is broken. My life is chaos. And my mind? It's a mess. The only thing that still makes sense is how I feel about Evan. I love him more than anything, but it's not enough anymore. I'm tired of chasing after him, tired of being held at arm's length. I can't live like this any longer. It's time for me to let him go. Walking away will destroy me. Yet what other choice do I have? Contains mature themes.
©2018 J.E. Parker (P)2021 Tantor
After the success of Ultimate SEAL Collection, Book 1, we're launching book t. Includes three popular SEAL Brotherhood books, full length. Cruisin for a SEAL: Nine Navy SEALs and their wives and girlfriends decide to take a cruise just for fun from Italy to Brazil. Along the way, a group of terrorists decide this is the ship they'd like to take over and make a trophy of, not knowing that nine of America's finest are on board and have other plans. Contains the full cast of previously loved members of SEAL Team 3. Mark Beale finds true love again after the devastating loss of Sophie in SEAL the Deal. SEAL My Destiny: A one night stand that helped a troubled SEAL recover from his grief over losing a fallen brother is forgotten until the two are reunited at a rehearsal dinner that will forever bring their two families together. SEAL of My Heart: Two strangers meet on a plane from San Francisco to Portland and forever their lives are altered, despite forces out of their control. Is there such a thing as deep everlasting love at first sight?
©2015 Sharon Hamilton (P)2016 Sharon Hamilton
Corporal Cole Morgan is a cocky jerk. He may have everyone else fooled, but I know better. After my sister died, I was left to sort out her affairs and pick up the pieces. Thirty days and then Im on a one-way trip back to our hometown. Back to my perfectly planned life. Back to what family I have left. Everything was going according to plan, too. Until Cole, with his stupid green eyes, perfect hair, and ridiculous good looks, ruined everything. Including my panties. One little fling wont hurt anything...will it? Casper Townsend is a pain in my ass. I take one wrong turn, ending up with a head injury and an inconvenient little case of amnesia. All of a sudden, I cant report for my next duty station for 30 days. Thats fine, Im going to make it a month well spent. Visiting my grandmother, since she feeds me. Berating my business-savvy cousin, because why should I have to suffer alone? My dirty little secret? Ive upped my Peeping Tom game, spending every night watching the girl next door. Shes accident-prone, annoying, and the most beautiful thing Ive ever seen. Casper might have brought me to my knees, but theres no chance Ill stay there. Theres only one thing more dangerous than the chemistry we have together. A secret that, if exposed, could burn everything around us to the ground.
©2020 April Canavan and Cocky Hero Club, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Five years ago, Lieutenant Marsha Gagliano disappeared when her helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Her wife held out hope for her return, but with no word from the army after all that time, she begins to realize she may have to move on without her. At the embassy in Kabul, a burqa-clad woman arrives at the gate with two young children in tow. The black-haired, brown-eyed woman looks like an Afghan native, but her American accent belies this. She identifies herself as Lieutenant Marsha Gagliano, all the while keeping a close eye out behind her as though at any moment, someone might jump out and snatch her back. Questions arise regarding her disappearance and reappearance and the army is suspicious. The children are obviously hers. Has she consorted with the enemy? How will her wife react to these children? Will she be able to accept children she had no part in conceiving? What is this woman hiding beneath her chador? What secrets lie behind her veil of silence?
©2016 K'Anne Meinel (P)2020 K'Anne Meinel
Evan is known for being unpredictably mysterious and untamed. Even his old lover, Megan, believed in his camouflage. When she transfers to the west coast to join the new helicopter division, their lives collide once again. Finding out he carries a torch for her is a massive shock - and a rush she's not sure how to handle. With another SEAL unit under attack needing their help, Megan gets too close and the bad guys turn on her. Evan is her only safety, but this enemy is gunning for both of them now, and they need to find out what happened to their friends - fast, before they become the next MIA.
©2016 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
Rising, audiobook number two in the Anderson Special Ops series continues where audiobook one left off with the mission to purge evil from Seattle just getting started. Katherine comes home, but not all is well in the Anderson world as she battles an enemy Joseph cant put his hands around. While Joseph cant purge the cancer, he can support this team who attacked the woman he loves. And thats exactly what he does. Audiobook two features all of the characters we met in audiobook one with Steve Bregon, a.k.a., Brackish coming in front and center as he does his best to avoid Erin Savage, the waitress he met in audiobook one, who just so happens to be the niece of a big player in the drug world his team is trying to destroy. Though he doesnt want to fall for the waitress, he finds his thoughts consumed with her at all hours in the day...and most especially in the night. Will their story end in a modern day Romeo and Juliet, two worlds unable to come together, or will he be able to push his feelings aside and do the job hes there to complete? This story continues investigating the drug cartel impacting Seattle, while the team, Sleep, Eyes, Brackish, Smoke, and Green continue to grow stronger together. Theyll complete their mission, no matter what it takes, but they might just fall, one man at a time. New York Times best-selling author Melody Anne embarks on a brand new series packed with alpha males and strong women who are in a battle for more than just love. Shes collaborating with brand new author, John Henley, a military veteran whos served and worked shoulder to shoulder with some of the militarys most elite and finest warriors, in some of the worlds most austere locations. Together theyve built a storyline that will whet your appetite for danger, passion, romance, and suspense. Youll weep and laugh as you go through this journey with a unique set of characters unlike anything Melody has written before. Not only will you see all of the Andersons youve come to love, but youll also get a new team of special ops men who wont allow evil to lurk in the shadows. This team is headed by an Anderson favorite, Chad Redington, whos married to Bree Anderson.
©2020 Melody Anne (P)2020 Melody Anne
Declan just cant help himself some days. Getting into some sort of trouble just seems like second nature most days. Its no surprise when Declan makes a reckless move during a SWAT call and ends up in the hospital with a stab wound. What is surprising is that he finds the woman of his dreams...and future fantasies. Too bad that instead of being smooth, the pain medication made him a slurring fool. Aimee doesnt really have much faith in humanity these days, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. It definitely comes as no surprise that her latest patient is probably problematic. Why else would all of those big police officers be standing near him? What she doesnt expect is for the man on the gurney to be the most spectacular male specimen that shes ever seen. Declan decides to take it upon himself to make sure that his hot nurse accepts his invitation for a date. Too bad she doesnt agree. In fact, the more Aimee tries to ignore the sexy cop, the more places he seems to accidentally pop up. It almost seems like Declan is stalking her, which is crazy. Hes a police officer. They dont stalk people...they arrest stalkers...right?
©2019 Nikki Mays (P)2019 Nikki Mays
I fell in love with a boy a long time ago. I was only a small girl. Scared and frightened, I was taken from my home and held against my will. His father hurt me, but he protected me and kept me safe as best he could. Until I left him. I ran the first chance I got, and even though I knew he wasn't behind me, I didn't stop. The branches lashed out at me, punishing me for leaving him in the hands of a monster. I've never felt such guilt in my life. Although I survived, the boy was never found. I prayed for him to be safe. I dreamed he'd be all right and come back to me. Even as a young girl I knew I loved him, but I betrayed him. Twenty years later, all my wishes came true. But the boy came back a man. With a grip strong enough to keep me close and a look in his eyes that warned me to never dare leave him again. I was his to keep after all. Twenty years after leaving one hell, I entered another. Our tale was only just getting started. It's dark and twisted. But that doesn't make it any less of what it is. A love story. Our love story.
©2017 Willow Winters (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Chris "Shooter" Sullivan has returned to his hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota, to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He wants only to focus on holding what's left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father's motorcycle gang doesn't exist. Hayley Turner is a young woman with her own traumatic past. Fresh off the bus from Nowhere, USA, all she wants is a job and a place to live until it's time for her to leave again. She doesn't want to make friends or enemies, least of all the ex-Army Ranger who obviously doesn't like her. She bristles under his watchful eye. He's even got her convinced that she's bad news. But circumstances force two people who don't need anyone to need each other more and more. The more Chris gets to know Hayley, the harder it is to stay detached. And the more Hayley gets to know Chris, the more she realizes that she's been alone for so long, she might never recover from it.
©2015 Dahlia West (P)2016 Tantor
Max Battleson cant outrun the memories or the agony of his former life as a marine. That part of his past has left scars, both mentally and physically. But when his brothers force him to take on a new mission, he finds himself facing more than just a mysterious enemy. He discovers the only woman who has a chance to save him from himself.
©2020 Anna del Mar (P)2020 Anna del Mar
A sexy stand-alone novel from New York Times and international best-selling author Elle Kennedy! Sea, air, land, the bedroom...this SEAL is always in command. After watching his teammates settle down one by one, Navy SEAL Jackson Ramsey is ready to say goodbye to the single life. Hes met a woman who intrigues him, challenges him, and turns him right on - Mia Weldrick, the funny, beautiful gardener he cant wait to get to know better. Problem is, Mia isnt interested in dating him, which means its time for Jackson to unleash his Texas charm and do some serious wooing. With a teenage brother to raise, two jobs, and, frankly, a complete disinterest in sex, Mia has no room in her busy life for a six-foot-five SEAL with a naughty streak a mile wide. But one hot kiss from Jackson has her imagining all the dirty ways she could fit him in. It isnt long before their no-strings fling transforms into something more. As desire unearths emotions and deeply buried secrets, Mia has to decide whether to give love a chance to grow or let it slip it away. Warning: This Southern gentleman is wickedly ungentlemanly in the bedroom. Spanking, voyeurism, and other surprises await you in this last and dirtiest Out of Uniform installment.
©2018 Elle Kennedy (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Stoker comes a new story in her SEAL of Protection: Legacy Series... Over the years, Storm North has witnessed two teams of Navy SEALs under his command find true love. He doesnt expect the same for himself. Hes too old. Too jaded. Too set in his ways. Until a woman whos been right in front of him for years manages to impress Storm in a way very few women - or men - ever have. Jane Hamilton knows its ridiculous to have a crush on the charismatic and handsome commander. Shes the divorced mother of a twenty-six-year-old daughter. Too old for crushes. Too old for a lot of things. Theres no chance shell ever catch the eye of a man like Storm North. Until someone delivers a bomb to the base. As the civilian contractor in charge of the mail room, Jane finds herself in the direct line of fire, enduring a series of events that leads to a budding relationship with the very man shes been longing for. She couldnt be happier, and Storm feels the same. The only one unhappy, in fact, is the thwarted bomber. Unhappy enough to do something drastic. Now Storm and Jane have to work together to save innocent sailors - and themselves - from an explosive situation threatening their happily ever after. **Securing Jane is the 7th book in the SEAL of Protection: Legacy Series and a part of the 1001 Dark Nights collection. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. **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 Susan Stoker. Foreword © 2014 by M. J. Rose (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Caleb Barnes is on a mission. He's retired from the Army, but he's waging his own private war now. And though the men of Burnout are his former brothers-in-arms, Caleb fights his battles alone. Caleb was tainted from the moment he was born. He's always been alone and he'll always be alone. The world has no place for a man like him. Isabelle Boucher is on a mission of her own. She doesn't want to go it alone, but there's no other choice these days. She won't give up or give in, not until she reaches the end of the line. Caleb's convinced he's no good for anyone, especially not women. There's nothing he can offer a woman but pain and devastation. But Isabelle needs help and to refuse goes against everything Caleb stands for. Can two people alone for different reasons come together for a common cause? And once they do, will they ever want to be apart again? Contains mature themes.
©2014 Dahlia West (P)2016 Tantor
Since achieving his lifelong goal of becoming a Navy SEAL, Dane's life has been packed with action. He hasn't had the time or inclination to realize he wants and needs more. After seeing several of his closest friends fall in love with that someone special, he longs for something similar in his own life. While on a mission hunting a chemical weapons terrorist, Dane runs into a woman who not only captivates him but fulfills his deepest desires. Unfortunately, the circumstances of her presence on the scene are more than a little suspicious. Damnably, Dane can't determine whose side she's actually on. Marielle came to Germany for a short busman's holiday. She'd never expected to be running away from the very person she'd gone there to see - nor running into the arms of a man she's tempted to give herself to even knowing she can't keep him the way she wants to. As the situation ping-pongs from bad to worse to utter desperation, lives - and hearts - are on the razor-edge between life and death.
©2016 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
The most brazen terrorist attack in history. A country bent on revenge. A love affair cut short. A heart that never truly heals. I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didnt know then was that Id never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone. That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but Im stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sisters wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again. The world is riveted by the capture of the terrorist mastermind, brought down by US Special Forces in a daring raid. Now I am trapped between hoping Ill hear from John and fearing whatll become of my new life with Eric if I do. From New York Times best-selling author, Five Years Gone is an epic story of love, honor, duty, unbearable choices and impossible dilemmas.
©2018 HTJB, Inc. (P)2018 HTJB, Inc.
Temptation has never been so hot.... When Raina Beck is given an invitation to The Players Club, all she wants is a night of decadence with a gorgeous, sexy stranger. The seductive, mysterious man she meets fulfills her deepest desires and most erotic fantasies, giving her a night she'll never forget. But forgetting him isn't quite so easy. Logan Cruz prefers his women submissive and compliant in the bedroom...everything the independent Raina is not. Yet from the first moment he lays eyes on her, he's determined to make Raina his. Despite her resistance. When Logan is assigned to protect Raina from a stalker, everything between them changes. Sex becomes more than just physical, and emotions run deep. Falling in love was never on Raina's agenda, but can she let go of the past and surrender the one thing he wants the most...her heart?
©2015 Janelle Denison, Inc. (P)2017 Janelle Denison, Inc.
When you fall in love with the most unexpected person, at the most unexpected time.... Ryan Renegade Kepler Im the type of man who knows what I want. I make up my mind and stay in my lane, never veering off the course I set for myself. Going into the military? Did it. Youngest member of the Moonshine Task Force? Thats me. Get my best friends older sister in bed? It was my pleasure. Age means nothing to me. Ive seen and done things men twice my age never will. What I want more than anything is someone to share my life with, and that person is my best friend's older sister, Whitney. Whitney Trumbolt Ryan is 10 years my junior, but damn, being a cougar never felt as good as it did the night we spent together. Now Im struggling with wanting things to either go back to the way they were or spend every night in his arms. Make my wedding planning company the best in the south? Did it. Ignore the way my body trembles when I see Ryan? Epic fail. Freak out when I see a positive pregnancy test staring back at me? Complete with mascara running down my face and clutching my pearls. Looks like things wont go back to the way they were. Theres a man in my life who won't take no for an answer. Hes the one who makes my blood run hot, cheeks turn red, and heart beat wildly within my chest. His name is Renegade.
©2018, 2019, 2020 Laramie Briscoe (P)2021 Laramie Briscoe
His heart has been grounded for so long. But she's about to give it wings. Captain Judd Harlow is happiest in the air. It's only when he's flying that he can leave his childhood memories behind. But when he and his brothers find themselves the guardians of their 12-year-old half-sister, he knows moving back to the small Montana town where he grew up is the right thing. When Savannah Casteele learns that a local pilot has agreed to fly her and her little boy to Chicago for a long-awaited surgery, she's overcome with gratitude. A young, single mother, her first priority has always been raising her son the best way she knows how. But when she sees Judd for the first time, she's unprepared for the affect he has on her heart: he's stoic, guarded, and a little out of reach, reminding her that she's not the only one who's trying to put aside a broken past. As they begin falling for one another, brought together by the children in their lives, they start seeing family not just as something you're given but something you create. And that the heart, no matter how scarred, is always capable of a tender, new beginning. But are they both willing to take a leap of faith to get there?
©2019 Kaylie Newell (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
When does a man have enough? When his wife is viciously attacked, what comes next? Well, if the woman attacked is Katherine Anderson, beloved wife of Joseph Anderson, what comes next is a nightmare for anyone foolish enough to harm the single most important person in his world. Joseph Anderson is the patriarch of the world-famous Anderson Empire who believes in family above all else. Theres nothing he hasnt accomplished, and now he has a new mission to take down the scum of Seattle. And hes doing this by funding an elite special ops team no one will see coming, but everyone will feel the impact from. As Katherines life hangs in the balance, Joseph uncovers a world he didnt want to believe existed. New York Times best-selling author Melody Anne embarks on a brand new series packed with alpha males and strong women who are in a battle for more than just love. Shes collaborating with brand new author John Henley, a military veteran whos served and worked shoulder to shoulder with some of the militarys most elite and finest warriors, in some of the worlds most austere locations. Together, theyve built a storyline that will whet your appetite for danger, passion, romance, and suspense. Youll weep and laugh as you go through this journey with a unique set of characters unlike anything Melody has written before. Not only will you see all of the Andersons youve come to love, but youll also get a new team of special ops men who wont allow evil to lurk in the shadows. This team is headed by an Anderson favorite, Chad Redington, whos married to Bree Anderson. Shadows, Book One, opens up with Jon Eisenhart, aka Eyes, and Carl Schwartz, aka Sleep, on a mission that goes all wrong and will forever change their lives. When they make it out, theyre eventually invited into a new team, where they come together with Tyrell Rice, aka Smoke, Steve Bregon, aka Brackish, and Hendrick Meeks, aka Green. All five men are former Special Forces who know how to work hard and play harder. Unbeknownst to all of them is it might not be just their lives on the line it might be their hearts, and these fierce warriors might just feel their feet knocked out from beneath them without ever seeing it coming. Carl Schwartz meets Avery Klum, a defense attorney getting the wrong men released back on the streets. He thinks hes going to bring justice to those without a voice, but maybe shell be the one bringing something to his life he didnt need or even know he wanted. Can he walk away from the woman when his new mission starts? Or will he fall in the line of duty? Its not going to be an easy decision, and it might be taken out of his hands. If you love romance, passion, action, and men youll want to come and rescue you, then dive on in for this brand new series people havent been able to put down.
©2020 Melody Anne (P)2020 Melody Anne
This fight club has one rule: You might be a veteran.... Loving her is the biggest fight of his life.... Home from the Marines, Noah Cortez has a secret he doesnt want his oldest friend, Kristina Moore, to know. It kills him to push her away, especially when hes noticing just how sexy and confident shes become in his absence. But, angry and full of fight, hes not the same man anymore either. Which is why Warrior Fight Club sounds so good. Kristina loves teaching, but she wants more out of life. She wants Noah - the boy shes crushed on and waited for. Except Noah is all man now - in ways both oh so good and troubling, too. Still, she wants who hes become - every war-hardened inch. And when they finally stop fighting their attraction, its everything Kristina never dared hope for. But Noah is secretly spiraling, and when he lashes out, it threatens what he and Kristina have found. The brotherhood of the fight club helps him confront his demons, but only Noah can convince the woman he loves that hes finally ready to fight for everything.
©2018 Laura Kaye (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Lance Corporal Matthew Mills returned home from his first deployment with more than just a bullet wound. While he knew that injury would heal, he feared the invisible ones never would. He couldn't trust his own mind anymore and the only way to keep Olivia safe was to push her away...maybe for good. Olivia wanted nothing more than to stand by her husband while he battled PTSD. If he needed time and space, that's what she'd give him. But how long was too long? Just when she was about to lose hope, fate, and a few meddling friends stepped in. A week in the woods at Big Bear Lake promises relaxation, fun with friends, and adventure. Without the pressures of the outside world, Olivia hopes she can convince him that their love is worth fighting for. And as much as it scares him, Matt can't help but want to let her. Away from You: A Sweet, Second Chance Military Romance is the second book in The San Diego Marines Series. If you enjoyed Back to You (Spencer and Ellies story), be sure to watch them play matchmaker with Matt and Olivia! This book has been adapted from its original version, written by the author.
©2019 Jess Mastorakos (P)2020 Jess Mastorakos
I never meant to fall for my college professor. He has a reputation for being cold. So, why do I see that soft look in his eyes when hes talking to me? Why does my heart feel like its beating out of my chest? I want his lips on mine. I want to see whats beneath that icy exterior. And in class, I imagine him shoving me onto his desk and taking me right there. Nothing can happen between us. Even if he wasnt off-limits, I wont be staying here after graduation. In exchange for paying for my college, I have a five-year commitment to the Marine Corps, starting the day I get my degree. Whatever I feel for Dr. Sebastian Vale...it just cant happen. Or, can it? Note: Brighter Shades of Light is a contemporary gay romance.
©2019 Jaclyn Osborn (P)2020 Jaclyn Osborn
Lily My life has been nothing but a constellation of conflict. Dad died when I was 12, check. Mom died of cancer just before my 18th birthday, check. Married a conceited pretty boy, check. Husband decided that our nine-year marriage was an open marriage but forgot to tell me, check. Moved to Cumming, Georgia, to be closer to my Southern Chaotic family, check. Became infatuated with a man-wh*re who has no problem with being an exhibitionist, check. Crazy ex-husband sending gifts, check. For once, Id like to have a life that is planned out by me and not the people or ordeals that clash with the life I want. Chase My life was what I wanted until the night I found out I was a father. Being a foster child doesnt always give you the warm and fuzzies about having a family. Im a member of the Southern Chaotics MC. All I wanted was to ride with my brothers, drink myself into oblivion, and find a warm body of the female variety to spend a few hours with. Now, I have a kid that is anything but the fun-loving kid he should be after being abused by his mother. Learning to be a dad and deal with all the conflicts that rattle my kid is frustrating on its own, but add in the curvaceous blonde that has been placed in my path, and life is anything but delightful. She tries my patience and unmans me without even knowing. For once, Id like to have my life back to the way it was with the addition of a healthy and happy kid. This is a standalone book, but to better understand some of the situations, you should be familiar with the first book, Minor Glitches. This is meant for an audience 18 and older. There are some scenes that may not be suitable for some listeners.
©2017 Dana Arden (P)2018 Dana Arden
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melody Anne continues her sizzling and heartfelt series about billionaire Joseph Andersons long-lost nephews. Salt-of-the-earth navy veteran Noah Anderson is just starting to understand what it means to be exceedingly wealthy. Since he and his four brothers received a huge payout from their long-lost billionaire uncle, theyve been hard at work building a new veterans center - and hard at play with the lovely ladies in their lives. Noah, in charge of designing the center, has been mostly focused on work. However, coarchitect Sarah Jennings commands more of his attention all the time. Sparks fly whenever theyre together, but shes wary - even afraid - of love, and Noah isnt the biggest fan of commitment. When they reach a creative roadblock, Noah and Sarah decide to jet across the United States and study the buildings that most influence them. The trip quickly inspires more than just a love of architecture, and with a little help from Uncle Joseph, the reluctant couple gets ever closer to discovering what theyre really looking for.
©2020 Melody Anne. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Hawk Red Cloud lives by his own set of rules: Don't let them share the saddle, don't bring them home, and never spend the night. So far he's managed to avoid commitment like the plague. Tildy Fletcher's parents set rules for her. She would never think of breaking them; she knows all too well what would happen if she did. Hawk and Tildy are from two different worlds, but there's no denying the attraction between them. The rules are designed to keep them apart. Will they be willing to break them for a chance at true love? Contains mature themes.
©2015 Dahlia West (P)2016 Tantor
Why the hell did I get involved with my best friend's brother? It was time to make a choice. Do I follow my head or my heart? The guy I was dating seemed perfect on paper. Good-looking, well-educated, and from a wealthy family. So, why did I feel sick when he was about to propose? When I found out that my best friends brother had lied and said we were married, why didnt I run the other way? I guess I just cant resist a man in uniform. This guy has got it going on.... Hes dashing, sexy, and strong! The kind of guy youd like to take for a ride. The ride of a lifetime, that is. Do I keep up the ruse and pretend to be his wife? Or do I let this pilot crash and burn?
©2019 Jillian Riley (P)2020 Jillian Riley
Six years. Two break-ups. One divorce. They should be over each other. Rafe Minelli knows better than to tell his wife no, particularly since they aren't married anymore. She can't hightail it out of town, though, not when they've finally broken through the post-divorce cold war status quo. Olivia Minelli needs to leave Pine Harbour. It's just too hard to see Rafe moving on without her - even if he says he doesn't want to. But when a new and exciting job falls into her lap, she needs to choose: protect her heart, or take the new job and risk getting emotionally entangled with her ex-husband. Again.
©2014 Zoe York (P)2016 Zoe York
Life as a CIA operative might be exciting, but living under the radar gets lonely. Meeting someone, much less having a relationship, is the most impossible mission of all. There was someone...once. But she was looking for a white picket fence and I was headed for war. Now, my years of service to my country are catching up with me and Im ready for a change. I just never expected that change to be Shannon, or that she would be in trouble. The man in me cant forget that damn kiss. The marine in me is ready to protect her at all costs. She might not want my help, but Im not walking away this time. Even if it won't have the ending either of us were looking for....
©2020 Kat Mizera and Cocky Hero Club, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
When Badger Horley, a SEAL, and the rest of his eight-man unit hit an antitank landmine on a routine reconnaissance mission, all were badly injured, but one of his men died. Having only joined a year before, he'd been the youngest member of the squad. Mouse left behind unanswered questions about his life...along with seven team members who aim to see that his tragic death is brought home to those responsible. Badger's path back to health is a long and difficult one, but revenge drives him out of bed every single day of his life. Someone modified orders the morning of the incident, sending his unit straight over that landmine. At the time the altered route had been given to him, he'd been curious but not unduly concerned. What happened to his squad has brought unwavering clarity: Those last-minute changes and the explosion that shattered his team were deliberate - and he means to catch the perpetrator if it's the last thing he ever does. Kat Greenwald watches the man she's falling in love with fester a little more each time they're together. Refusing to give himself time to heal, not surprisingly he hasn't taken to his prosthetic well. As a prosthetic designer, she's dealt with men and women in endless physical and emotional states. Badger is different. He's driven, determined and deadly, but she can't help her feelings despite the negatives. She's hooked on a man whose sole concern seems to be in getting retribution for the incident that left his team in shards...while all she wants is a future happily-ever-after with him. But when her life explodes, and she's kidnapped, it's Badger who steps in to save her.... Still, Kat has a long road ahead of her to convince Badger a life filled with love is always preferable to answers that can only be gained at the risk of dying to get them. Author note: For your listening pleasure, this series must be listened to in order.
©2018 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
Returning Home by the Sea is book 10 in Traci Halls Read by the Sea Contemporary Military Romance series. You can read them all in any order. We hope you enjoy Returning Home by the Sea.
Captain Brayden Hamilton nearly died in Mosul, and now his married life is under fire. He offers his wife, Zoe, a divorce to protect her from wounds he has yet to divulge. When she finds out, shes furious, and hurt - she knew what she was getting into when she married a man in the military.
Can these two mend the injuries from more than one kind of war and have their love triumph in the end?
©2016 Traci Hall (P)2018 Traci Hall
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Laura Kaye
Getting in deep has never felt this good... Commercial diver Tara Hunter nearly lost everything in an accident that saw her medically discharged from the navy. With the help of the Warrior Fight Club, shes fought hard to overcome her fears and get back in the water where shes always felt most at home. At work, shes tough, serious, and doesnt tolerate distractions. Which is why finding her gorgeous one-night stand on her new dive team is such a problem. Former navy deep-sea diver Jesse Anderson just cant seem to stop making mistakes - the latest being the hot-as-hell night hed spent with his new partner. This job is his second chance, and Jesse knows he shouldnt mix business with pleasure. But spending every day with Taras smart mouth and sexy curves makes her so damn hard to resist. Joining Taras wounded warrior MMA training program seems like the perfect way for Jesse to blow off steam - except now theyre getting in deep and taking each other down day and night. And even though it breaks all the rules, their inescapable attraction might just be the only thing truly worth fighting for.
©2019 Laura Kaye (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive Navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team's finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth. "No man left behind" is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL, and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed - and the body missing - Diego's honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers, and only one woman has them. Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities - raising her son, Nathan, and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past - and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego and ultimately put them all in danger's path.
©2017 Tawny Weber (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
He's broken. He's beautiful. He's a bastard. And he's mine. Caleb McCabe just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He's shell-shocked. Loud noises make him jump. He feels like an outcast in civilian society. When Caleb meets a gorgeous, fun-loving redhead named Violet, he knows he can't handle a relationship, especially with a golden girl like her. But that doesn't stop him from thinking about her day and night. Violet Jameson is studying for a degree in psychology. When she meets the ultra-hot combat hero Caleb, she's riveted not only by his rugged good looks but also by his obvious vulnerabilities. She yearns to get close to him, and to begin to heal him. They share a night of passion that's so hot she realizes she's not only in lust but in love. For Violet's sake, Caleb tries to stay away. He wants her more than he can bear, but he's afraid of hurting her with his own emotional scars. The problem is, no matter how much he fights his obsession, he can't stop himself. He has to make her his. He knows in his heart she's the one. Caleb and Violet are meant for each other, but will his dark damages get in the way of their happily ever after?
©2020 Julie Capulet (P)2020 Tantor
They say love is like an explosion. But explosions haven't been so kind to Michael Wagner. Michael's given his life in service to the military. He had a plan - structure, discipline, focus. Thirty years in the Army before retirement. It only took one IED blast to change all of that, stealing his hearing and altering the course of his life forever. Joining some small-town support group? It's not going to change that. It's not going to give him back anything that he's lost...but maybe it's worth a shot, anyway. They say love is like a car crash. But the funny thing about car crashes is - someone always gets hurt. Andrew hates PTSD - the root cause of his father's decision to drink and drive the night he died. But getting angry is only useful if you turn it into action, so Andrew is resolved to reform the G-MIL support group his father used to run for military members and the people who love them. Meeting a handsome, older soldier through the group was never Andrew's intention. Falling in love with Michael was never on the agenda. But when their hearts get involved, Andrew has to make a decision - can he withstand the pressure of loving a man who thinks himself broken? Falling for His Comrade is the first audiobook in the Soldier's Support Group series, although it can be listened to as a stand-alone book. These military men might face some tough choices, but each audiobook in the series delivers a guaranteed happily ever after! Get Falling for His Comrade and three other amazing audiobooks in the complete Soldiers Support Group series bundle!
©2019 Special Fiction Books (P)2020 Special Fiction Books
When Clarissa Moone lands a job working for the enigmatic Aidan Thornhill, she doesnt quite know what to expect - but certainly not romance. Aidan is a self-made billionaire whose early life is shrouded in mystery. Fleeing a scandal, he joined the army and, years later, returned from Afghanistan with a head full of bad memories and a million dollars left to him by a dead friend. Now, hes one of LAs wealthiest bachelors, and hes also smoking hot. But even this billionaire veteran didnt count on the voluptuous Clarissa. With rumors already circulating, Aidan breaks his golden rule: One steamy night on his private yacht, he seduces Clarissa. When he discovers her lack of experience, instead of running, he takes control. Things are about to get filthier than Clarissa ever imagined. Aidans dark past is never far behind. Determined to stir trouble, three figures - an old army comrade, a spurned ex-con, and a spoiled old flame with sharp claws - emerge to reap revenge. Rising to defend his new lover, the former soldier charges headlong into battle, determined to have Clarissa, even if it means losing everything, while she must choose whether to ignore the rumors and continue to bathe in Aidans charms...or leave her dream job.
©2017 Nella Randone (P)2020 Nella Randone
Book seven in the New York Times best-selling Worth series. Ready for takeoff! Jessica Chapman has rebuilt her life. A painful divorce behind her, she's now exactly where she wants to be as a park ranger in the Copper Country. She doesn't need - or want - anything more. Zeke Hampton has come home after years in the navy as a fighter jet pilot. He's ready to settle down, which includes finding that someone special. But what if the woman he wants doesn't want anything more from him than a one-night stand? Jess is dazzled by Zeke, but she's been dazzled before. For her, trust will not come easy. Zeke realizes that Jess's fears could make her take flight again. Can this fighter pilot hit his target? Will finding each other be...Worth the Flight? This audiobook contains 2-3 fairly graphic love scenes, and the F-bomb is detonated once or twice. If it was a movie, it would be rated R. The Worth series thus far: Worth the Weight (Lizzie and Finn) Worth the Drive (Katie and Dario Worth the Fall (Alison and Petey) Worth the Effort (Deni and Sawyer) Worth the Price (Liv and Twain) Worth the Lies (Kelsey and Huck) Worth the Flight (Jess and Zeke) And 4.5. Totally Worth Christmas - novella (Phoebe and Charlie)
©2017 Mara Jacobs (P)2018 Mara Jacobs
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author JB Salsbury brings you the thrilling and steamy conclusion to The Fighting Series. When life brings you the perfect person at the worst possible time.... On a weekend visit to Las Vegas to visit his brother, marine Braeden Daniels meets a woman who challenges him in ways he cant deny. The best part is she wants what he wants. No strings. No feelings. Just fun. AJ is a Las Vegas performer who is finally living her dream. Growing up poor, shes determined to succeed at any cost. No one will stand in her way - not even a hot marine who breezes into her life, all confidence and a cocky smile. A few stolen weekends and neither can deny the feelings quickly growing between them. But the obstacles that keep them apart become more devastating when the Marine Corps calls Braeden away for a six-month deployment. Its only six months. What could possibly happen?
©2017 JB Salsbury (P)2017 JB Salsbury
He was everything she craved...and everything that would ruin her. Ethan Archer has just earned his sergeant's stripes, and his Special Forces team decides that a trip to LA is a perfect way to celebrate. Ethan has other motives for agreeing to the vacation. He can't forget a magical hour in a North Cascades forest last winter, shared with an indigo-eyed goddess who now calls LA her home. Ava Chestain is a stylist for Bella Lanza, star of a hit nighttime drama. When Ethan and his buddies finagle a visit to the set, his reunion with Ava melts the months away. But their time is cut short by Bella, who's determined to rekindle her own naughty past with Ethan. His efforts to push Bella off are thwarted when the unit is called to assist the CIA on a terrorist plot to destroy the West Coast. Part of the plan? Someone has to get closer to Bella, and Ethan's the logical choice. Though Ethan risks his career by telling Ava about the plot, her trust is an impossible gift to earn. Her passion is a different story. As his willing submissive, Ava gives him the fire his body craves and the surrender his soul needs. She's a dream come true, until the cuffs come off and the sun comes up. When a terrifying turn of events escalates the terrorists' plan into reality, Ethan must make decisions that will either kill or save them all. Can Ava trust him enough to stand by him with everything she is...including what could be her last breath?
©2017 Waterhouse Press (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Welcome to Hathaway House. Rehab Center. Safe Haven. Second chance at life and love. Navy SEAL Finn MacGregor arrives at Hathaway House not only with half of one leg but with a stoma, one that necessitates the use of a colostomy bag. While its nice to once again see his old friend Dani Hathaway and her father, the Major, its tough to feel like the least sexy man on the face of the Earth. Especially after he meets the pretty nurse in charge of his care.... Fiona Smithers has seen practically everything when it comes to the human body, and Finns physical problems dont faze her. Emotionally, shes wary, though. Once before, one of her patients had confused the gratitude he felt for her as love.... That scenario left Fiona devastated to know her friendliness had been misunderstood. Whether deemed love or friendliness, those emotions directly affected that patients initial healing and then his setbacks of body as well as of heart and of mind, making her more determined not to run the same risks again. Yet, this time, she may not be able to help herself. She wants Finn in her life on a permanent basis, but, after seeing his obsession with her in his artwork, is that even possible?
©2019 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2020 Beverly Dale Mayer
Special Forces operative Morgan Raush rarely speaks to the handsome, blue-eyed Russian agent, Dmitry Rurik, about anything except military business if she can help it. They've formed an uneasy alliance during their joint mission in remote Uzbekistan. But now, through a twist of fate, the two must depend on one another to survive rugged mountains, blizzards, and enemy attacks. In the midst of icy nights and glowing fires, Morgan discovers Dmitry is much more than she'd first thought - a man torn between two ideologies, a man driven by faith and family. Then again, maybe the spy is only telling her what he wants her to believe? Morgan has only five days left to sort out the conflict in her heart, and only five days left...to make it home by Christmas.
©2013 Keith Zwingelberg (P)2020 Keith Zwingelberg
Shes his boss. Can he handle her? Kiersten Cade has always been skilled at catching criminals, but finding Mr. Right? Not so much. Lately shes been feeling a void that work no longer fills. Not getting any younger, she decides to steer her trajectory toward motherhood. Shes ready to take the next step into single parenthood when a dashing green-eyed lawman sends her life compass all out of whack. Agent Deegan Bronx is known for his cool hand and polished skills, but why is it that every time he gets around Kiersten, hes a blubbering idiot? Not only is she his boss, but she thinks hes incompetent. When they are partnered to find the monster wreaking havoc in Wyoming, hes hell-bent on proving his capabilities. He finds outs she wants a baby, and he sees the perfect opportunity to show her hes the best man for the job. Together theyll face peril and deceit, but what neither of them expect is the danger brewing inside their hearts.
©2018 Rhonda Lee Carver (P)2019 Rhonda Lee Carver
Orphaned at seven, kicked out by his aunt and uncle at 16, Sergeant Emerson Myers gave up on family until General Augustus Reed chose him as his assistant, becoming as much a father-figure as a commanding officer. But when the general starts sending elite forces men home to marry his estranged daughters, Emerson's torn between relief at not being given such an irrevocable mission and dismay that the man never even considered him for the job. Wyoming Smith has watched with a mixture of wonder and horror as her best friend, Cass, and all Cass' sisters have married the warriors their father sent to them. Witnessing their happiness was hard enough when her life was on track, but now she's lost her job and her apartment, and she's accepted Cass' invitation to live at Two Willows, which means she has a front-row seat to five loving marriages - while remaining all alone. Emerson knows marriage isn't for him, and he's ready to recommit to his career in the army - but before he can, an explosion rips his life apart - and the general's. Wyoming knows everything will change now that the general is coming home to Two Willows. Will she have to leave? Or has the general had a bigger plan all along?
©2018 Cora Seton (P)2021 Tantor
From top 100 and international Amazon best-selling author Anita Gray comes an emotionally addictive dark romance series of suspense, hope, and true love. "Captivating Dark Romance" (Anna Zaires, New York Times best-selling author) Bought. Conditioned. Sold to the enemy. My name is Blaire. I'm head of security to a man who controls the Russian underworld in Europe. His name is Maksim, and he's my master. He bought me 10 years ago and conditioned me with brutality to worship and protect him. And I have protected him. I've slain everyone who has tried to do him harm. Everyone but a man he loans me to; a man who hreatens to break me and everything in which I believe. You're going to need a strong stomach and a strong heart to follow my story, because take my word for it, it's no fairy tale. BLAIRE is part one in the Dark Romance series. BLAI2E, part two in the Dark Romance series, is available as an audiobook and eBook (enrolled in KU). BLAIR3, part three in the Dark Romance series, is coming soon. BL4IRE, part four in the Dark Romance series, is coming soon.
©2018 Anita Gray (P)2018 Anita Gray
Nashville up-and-coming star Jameson Daniels has all the women and fame he can handle, covering up a secret past. A chance encounter with members of SEAL Team 3 changes the trajectory of his life and his willingness to confront his past. Lizzie Reeder has a secret she's hidden from the one man in the world who should know. Would telling him be an act of love or an act of desperation?
©2015 Sharon Hamilton (P)2015 Sharon Hamilton
Resisting her only makes him want her more
Private investigator Billy Parrish is good at three things - fighting, investigating, and sex. MMA training with the other vets in the Warrior Fight Club keeps his war-borne demons at bay - mostly, and one night stands ensure no one gets too close. But then his best friend from the Army Rangers calls in a favor. Shayna Curtis is new to town and full of hope for the future. With a new job starting, shes grateful when her brother arranges a place for her to stay while she apartment hunts. But she never expected her roommate to be so brooding. Or so sexy. Billy cant wait for Shay to leave - because the longer shes there, the more he wants her in his bed. To stay. He cant have her - that much he knows. But when fight club stops taking off the edge, Billy lets down his guard
and starts fighting for whats his.
©2018 Laura Kaye (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Gunnar Knox is on his second tour in Iraq when he gets an unexpected lifeline in the form of letters from a stranger, Pastor Trace Atwell. After six months of correspondence, the letters from the pastor stop coming. The last letter contains a family picture of the pastor, his wife and their son and an invitation to come and visit them at their farm when Gunnar's tour is up. Eighteen months later, he's back in the States, with a wish to meet the happy family in the picture. However, things aren't as he had anticipated when he arrives at the Atwell farm. Pastor Trace has passed away. Grace Atwell is a widow raising her son alone, starting a new business, and things are falling down around her ears. When the aloof US Marine shows up on her doorstep, she assumes he is there for the advertised handyman position and hires him on the spot. Once he starts helping around the house, going above and beyond, she realizes how much she has missed having a man around the farm - and the feeling of being wanted. No man has ever made her feel this special, this desirable. Caught off guard by the unexpected emotion he feels for Grace and her son, Gunnar keeps the letters and picture a secret. He believes an unseen force had brought him to Buttermilk Valley, Georgia to help Grace and Daxton, and to protect them. He owed the pastor. After all, his encouraging words had been Gunnar's support when he thought he'd never make it out of the Middle East alive. As Grace and Gunnar grow closer, the secret becomes heavier and a dangerous presence awaits an opportunity to tear their passionate love affair apart. Will love be enough? Will Grace accept Gunnar's baggage? Did fate bring them together?
©2015 Rhonda Lee Carver (P)2016 Rhonda Lee Carver
I love you so much, Stella Hogan. You are the best part of my day. Vincent Booth's whole life has been one of responsibility, from his years in the military leading his men through battle to being president of the his club, the Wounded Souls. But with responsibility comes guilt. Death haunts him. To keep his family safe, he has to stay strong, but the club's beautiful cook could derail him. She has the power to bring him to his knees. He can't let her, can he? Will his deepest secret be his ultimate failure? Or can he trust Stella to be the light in his darkness? Stella Hogan has her own terrible secrets. The biggest is being in love with the president of the Wounded Souls motorcycle club. Booth frustrates her but is able to command her with just one look from his grey eyes. The handsome former commando's inner struggles break her heart, and his fierce loyalty puts it back together. Can she trust him enough to give him her heart? Will the danger that surrounds the club destroy them? Or will a shattering discovery end it all before it has even begun? Contains mature themes.
©2018 Leah Sharelle (P)2019 Tantor
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melody Anne begins a sizzling and heartfelt series about Joseph Andersons long-lost nephews. Finn Anderson is a loyal military veteran who has no desire to live a life of luxury and ease, but sometimes a person doesnt get a choice. His life is flipped upside down when he and his four brothers learn theyre long-lost relatives of the absurdly famous and wealthy Joseph Anderson. The eccentric but generous billionaire puts the brothers to work building a new veterans center, and thats not all: Joseph wont stop until each nephew finds love. Finn has never expected or wanted an easy life, and he struggles with his early retirement from the elite SEAL team. But when a very confident Brooke Garrison literally sweeps him off his feet during a self-defense class hes teaching, he thinks less about his past and more about a brand-new future. If Finn knows anything for certain, its that he cant let this woman get away. Though Brooke is tough and compassionate, the loss of her brother has left her vulnerable. She isnt sure she can risk loving and losing another person in her life, including a very determined ex-SEAL. Can the two of them look beyond their past wounds and embrace what theyre feeling?
©2019 Melody Anne (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Who is he if not a hero? Aldo Moretta has always been the hero. The strongest, the fastest, the bravest. He fought for his country and built a thriving business in his hometown. With friends and family never more than a few blocks away, there was just one thing he was missing. The right girl. Shed fallen for the wrong guy. The bad guy. But now that shes finally free, Aldo isnt going to miss his second chance. Not until his last deployment goes horribly wrong. He was prepared to give his life, but he wasnt ready for an injury that takes a piece of him. How can he be her hero now? Who is she if not a victim? Gloria Parker walked away from a relationship that almost cost her her life. But the shame clings to her like a shadow. Shes wasted 10 long years on the wrong man. When the right one returns home scarred and broken, she sees a kindred spirit. But as Gloria rebuilds her life, brick by brick, she wonders if shes cut out for love. Real love. Will they find a way to heal together or will their wounds keep them from the happiness they both crave? Publishers Note: Finally Mine is the companion novel to Pretend Youre Mine, Harper and Lukes story. It can be listened to as a standalone.
©2018 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc. (P)2019 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc.
Navy Brat Erin MacNamera has one rule: Never fall for a navy man. But from the pulse-stopping moment her eyes meet Lieutenant Brandon Davis' across a crowded lounge, Erin knows life will never be the same. Sexy, tender, and strong, Brandon is all shed ever dreamed of in a man, but hes also Navy - and as a Navy brat from way back, she knows better than to give her heart to a seafaring man. Navy Woman Busy attorney Catherine Fredrickson loves her job at a submarine base, but her new boss, Royce Nyland, has her spirits sinking fast. The icy single dad is distant, demanding...and incredibly attractive. And though he initially keeps her at arms length, together they brew a stormy passion that is impossible to deny. Though the laws of the sea deem naval fraternizing strictly taboo, how long can they resist romance?
©2018 Harlequin Books, S.A. (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Love struck me at the early age of five. The boy turned into a man, and I fell even deeper. Guy Webb had no idea my fragile heart belonged to him for so many years. He was too busy being my brothers best friend and a star on the football field. He was my daydream and consumed every single thought, but he was always one step from my reach. Beartooth Ranch was our home. The rich ranch land raised us, fostered our laughs and losses, and even gained a new family member when Guy moved in for his sophomore year of high school. I hid my love for years. But now hes back. Guy Webb returned a broken soldier after serving his country all over the atlas. And now its my job to help him heal. My family lost everything with his return, and I can only hope I survive it.
©2016 HJ Bellus (P)2018 HJ Bellus
He came home a hero and lost the only woman hes ever loved.... John I have no idea how to survive without my beloved Ava. She had no choice but to move on with her life during my six-year deployment and has now married Eric. I hate him for taking her from me. Id prefer to wallow in my depression and heartbreak, but the whole damned world wants a piece of the SEAL Team leader who helped capture the worlds most-wanted terrorist. I need help handling the relentless requests, and when Ava sends her new sister-in-law to manage the media circus for me, Im prepared to hate her on principle. Her brother took my Ava. What else do I need to know about her? Julianne It takes five seconds to realize Avas ex is going to be the most complicated and difficult client Ive ever had, but the opportunity to represent the most celebrated man in the world could make my career. Im determined to do the job, even if I dislike John from the moment I meet him. And I like everyone. So much so that my brothers worry about me being exploited by those who would take advantage of my unwavering love for others. But John.... Hes in a class by himself, and his bitterness is a festering wound that I begin to wish I could somehow fix for him. The more time we spend together, the more our mutual disdain morphs into something that feels an awful lot like desire. Theres no way I can want this man, or so I tell myself, and when Eric finds out Ive developed feelings for the man causing trouble in his new marriage, well.... Thats going to be a hot mess. The hotly anticipated follow up to Five Years Gone is here! Praise for Five Years Gone: "I will never be the same after reading this book." (5 stars from As You Wish Reviews) "There is not a doubt in my mind that this book will be one of the top books of 2018 for me." (5 stars, Julie from Hey Girl HEA) "A gut-wrenching emotional roller coaster, Five Years Gone was an incredibly moving novel about the sacrifices we make for the ones we love." (4.5 star review from Harlequin Junkie) "The stars take turns telling the fast-paced story from their points of view in Force's hard-to-put-down tale." (Booklist) "Five Years Gone is a story of loss, love, and above all strength. I am in awe with this book and cannot get it out of my head. MUST READ FOR 2018!" (5 stars from Crystal's Book World) "Force entices with heartbreak, but inspires with tales of courageous sacrifice and hope. If truth is more powerful than fiction, Ms. Force blurs the line between the two." (5 Stars from Isha Coleman)
©2019 HTJB, Inc. (P)2019 HTJB, Inc.
This book contains the entire Dishonorably Discharged story in one place! Kate Rowland is the happily married wife of a US Marine. Unlike the stereotype of a military wife she leads a professional life independent of her husband's career. Everything is going well until the fateful night that will change their lives forever. Accompanied by her best friend Tricia and their buddy Rashon, Kate faces the challenges of a new life, a new career, and a past that will always haunt her. Kate has some important decisions to make when she finds herself in more than one set of challenges in her career and love life. One wrong move and it can all be over....
©2015 Desean Rambo (P)2019 Desean Rambo
Professional goalkeeper Patrick Harrington comes home to the US from England to attend the funeral of his best friend, Navy SEAL Ryan Rosen. Ryan's fiance is the girl who got away, the one he's been in love with ever since he set eyes on her in first grade. Stephanie Carter's world turns on its axis when Ryan is removed from her life, but not from her heart. Ryan's best friend, Patrick, becomes her path to healing the trident-shaped hole left behind. Compassion leads to passion as they find the possibility of a life together neither one planned or ever dreamed could exist. But Patrick must follow the calling his buddy Ryan had started. He knows his destiny is on Ryans SEAL team. As he goes through BUD/S, Stephanie wonders if her heart would survive a second loss. Patrick begins his first deployment to Central Africa, to extract or immobilize a powerful warlord who is terrorizing and spreading his brand of hate. With the outbreak of Ebola, the stakes are suddenly higher. But Patrick will soon learn how interconnected the whole world is. He comes face to face with pure evil and those who want retribution. In the dramatic conclusion, he learns the value of his SEAL brotherhood, and who hes fighting for.
©2018 Sharon Hamilton (P)2018 Sharon Hamilton
Book 2: SEALs of Steel
Two years earlier, Erick Fuller, a former SEAL, was severely injured when his squad's truck drove over an antitank landmine. He lost his lower leg and two fingers. He's filled with steel plates and titanium pins...along with the driving need for answers and justice. Six other team-mates were also badly hurt, the seventh dead, in what their team leader Badger Horley realized later had to be a trap set to take them out. After joining the team in England and finding a link to the antitank landmine used in the explosion, Erick heads to Kabul-to the site where the original incident took place-for more intel. What he discovers there blows him away....
Honey Lewis, an innovative leader in the field of dentistry, is invited to a cutting-edge stem cell research conference. The man who issued the last-minute invitation is someone she met at a similar workshop years earlier. While she knows she doesn't have the experience, she nevertheless can't resist attending to learn the industry's latest. Once she arrives in Kabul, she runs into another man-one she never expected or hoped to see again. She met Erick a year ago in New Mexico when she smashed into his beloved, vintage 69 Mustang. Unbelievably, he's still upset about the accident. If only his overexcitement didn't bring out corresponding emotions in her....
With too many things going on at once-in her life and inside her own heart-the tug-of-war all but blindsides her with the realization that the man who befriended her might not be the man she thought he was.
Author note: For your listening pleasure, this series must be listened in order.
SEALs of Steel reading order:
The Final Reveal
©2018 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
Former Marine Special Ops Ethan Blackstone thought his day would start off with business as usual at Blackout Security Inc., until a call for help from Austin's top DA changes everything. Krista Jameson is a romance novelist. She's also the DA's only daughter and Ethan's first love from long ago. With the success of her latest book, a crazed fan has marked her as his. When her stalker writes threatening letters to Krista's father, it forces him to hire security and unexpectedly brings Ethan back into her life. Ethan was dangerous to her heart as a teenager, the man he was now could be lethal. Will being forced to work together rekindle a flame that was never truly dead? As the danger to Krista grows, so, too, does their passion. Together, they will face her nightmare, but as their past meets their present, will they have a future once the danger ends?
©2019 Michelle Kee (P)2019 Michelle Kee
When Alex Moore leaves New York in search of a slower pace, her life is turned upside down at the sight of her oldest friend and first love Luke Waterford. Alex is shocked by their instant attraction and the sense of home she feels with a man she hasnt seen in 10 years. Lukes time in the army has made him more beautiful, more interesting, more appealing than ever. Alex has fought for stability, career success, and a chance to put down roots, but the closer she gets to Luke, the more she fears shell have to sacrifice everything she thought she wanted. Note: This military romance includes sweet heat and mild language.
©2018, 2019, 2020 Claire Cain (P)2020 Claire Cain
**A fun, sexy, multicultural romance from author Jude E. McNamara** Riley Cook has been busy building her empire while barely escaping a marriage to a lying, cheating, womanizing man that has broken both her heart and spirit. Having endured the death of her husband, heartbreak, and loss, Riley has lost all hope of finding love and believing Mr. Right exists. Only the idea of him lingers in the recesses of her heart and mind. Captain Noah Dunham is a man on a mission. Hes the keeper of promises and the holder of secrets. So whats Riley to do when this certain sexy Navy Captain steps into her life? She certainly hadnt counted on falling in love. But, just when things heat up between Riley and Noah, tragedy strikes, and a secret is revealed. Can Riley and Noahs new found love survive the discovery?
©2011 Judy M. Young-Two Judes Publishing (P)2018 Judy M. Young-Two Judes Publishing
Forever in Blue Jeans Get to know the men and women of Riley O'Brien & Co., the nations oldest designer and manufacturer of blue jeans. This trio of sexy, steamy novellas will make you unraveled and wish you were unzipped... The Perfect Fit After a devastating IED attack ended Zeke Mays Army career, he found the perfect civilian job with denim empire Riley OBrien & Co. Now he needs to find the perfect roommate. Fresh out of veterinary school, Margo Lange is excited to join one of the best animal clinics in San Francisco. But she cant afford to live in the city alone. Fortunately, Zekes place is the perfect price for her budget. How long will it take for Zeke and Margo to realize theyre the perfect fit for each other? A Kick in The Pants Jake Lilliard has always been a gambling man. Now hes ready to take the biggest risk of all: acting on his feelings for Kyla Andrews. As a trainee in his department at Riley OBrien & Co., shes off limits. But the countdown until she moves on to another job has begun...Kyla doesnt take risks with her job or her heart, and she doesnt want to be a cliché the foolish woman who falls for her sexy boss. Yet, Jake is everything she wants, and its impossible to resist him. Will their gamble pay off or will Jakes past ruin any hope of a future with Kyla? Will Never Fade For Phoebe Werner, the management trainee program at Riley OBrien & Co. represents a new beginning. She never expects to run into Garrett Gale again. The handsome hotelier is the only man she wants...and a reminder of what she can never have. Years ago, Garrett enjoyed one memorable night with Phoebe before she disappeared without a word. He tried to forget her, but fate has brought her back into his life and his bed. With Phoebes fears threatening to ruin their chance at happiness, can Garrett convince her that their feelings for each other will never fade?
©2017 Jenna Sutton (P)2019 Jenna Sutton
Welcome to Hathaway House. Rehab center. Safe haven. Second chance at life and love. Navy SEAL Gregory Parkins knows hes not so bad off as to need what Hathaway House offers, but hell do anything to get in. RN Meredith Anderson is there, and Greg loves Meredith. In the time since they split up, his life has been one disaster after another, including the one that ended his career - the career that separated them in the first place. Meredith was horrified to hear what happened to Gregory. But seeing his file was an even bigger shock. Greg thinks hes basically back to normal, but Meredith knows he has a long way to go. She doesnt know how to tell him, without running the risk of him leaving Hathaway House before his healing can really take place. But the last thing she wants is for him to walk away from her again. Not if there is any chance that they can find their way back to each other...
©2019 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2021 Beverly Dale Mayer
You must fall before you can rise... Former Delta Force Operator. Scarred inside and out. In the military, Mercy had seen and done things most people could never imagine. Now working for In the Shadows Security, dangerous jobs are his specialty, the more difficult the better... until his boss assigns him to protect a spoiled, rich woman who never shuts the h*ll up. He has two ways to stop her running mouth, but either could get him fired. However, first impressions can be deceiving, and underestimating this woman is a mistake Mercy never intended to make. One that might not only threaten his job but the carefully built barriers hes surrounded himself with. Witness to a horrific crime, Parris must leave Vegas immediately. After her best friend hires a professional to get her out of Nevada and keep her safe, she discovers theres more to this emotionally crippled bodyguard than meets the eye. As a therapist, Mercys a challenge Parris cant ignore, even when his walls seem too high to breach. In the end, will Mercy not only be able to keep her safe but allow her to save him? Or will he let the woman whos become his addiction simply walk away? Note: Mercy is the first book of the Guts & Glory series, a six-book spin-off from my Dirty Angels MC series. While its recommended to listen to both series in order, each book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. As with all my books, this has an HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating.
©2019 Jeanne St. James (P)2019 Jeanne St. James
Navy SEAL Dan Gillman's wife, Jenn, goes into early labor while stranded in the California desert, as he and most of Team 16 are mission-ready overseas. Meanwhile, left behind with a recent knee injury and faced with impending surgery and rehab, Chief Jay Lopez decides that the timing might be exactly right for a romantic interlude with a pretty fifth grade teacher. Hijinks definitely ensue. Home Fire Inferno is the second story in a connected trilogy of Troubleshooters short stories and novellas that starts with Free Fall and concludes with Ready to Roll.
©2017 Suzanne Brockmann (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Coming home to Friendly was the last thing Cord Hayes ever intended to do. The MC had declared him an outcast when he'd run off to join the Navy. His brothers had grown up without him. But when he was wounded and no longer fit for service, the military sent him to the last place he wanted to be - the place where he'd lost everything. Tori Malcolm was a ghost. Her only plan was to pay penance for the mistakes of her past, and the last thing she needed was a scarred soldier getting in her way, especially one who did nothing to hide his hatred for everything she represented. When their worlds clash, it's only their mutual need for retribution that keeps them working together as they delve into the dark underbelly of Friendly and discover dangerous secrets that put the Southern Rebels and everyone they love at risk. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Kristin Coley (P)2020 Tantor
Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive... until Evan's twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces. After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable: the love of his life, Ryley Clarke, engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.
©2014 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2015 Heidi McLaughlin
A Cotton Creek SEAL hero story.+ Jasper figured that being captured and tortured for weeks before managing to escape was going to be what ended him. He was trying to deal with it, but the damn panic attacks were crippling him. When he was ordered into rehab, he had no choice but to obey. Being a SEAL was his life. He had to get whole again and get back to his unit. As luck would have it, one of the Commanders of a SEAL Team, Grady Judd, who was now off the active duty roster, had partnered up with an ex-CIA spy and opened a rehab center in Texas. When Grady called and asked Jasper to do his rehab there, Jasper said yes. With Grady as the boss, maybe the place, Sanctuary, wouldn't be like the VA hospital, all talk and no action. What he finds when he gets there is a therapist who is anything but conventional. That might have been okay except for one small glitch. Dr. Whitestone's a woman. And she's hot. Now JJ has more than PTSD to worry about. He also has to keep his desires in check and his hands off the doctor.
©2018 Ciana Stone (P)2019 Ciana Stone
Max knew the drugs and alcohol would eventually kill him, and sooner rather than later. So he enlisted in the Marines. His timing is unfortunate, as the events of 9/11 find him at the beginning of his military service, and he is sent to Iraq. The journey he embarks on is unlike anything he could ever imagine.
From Washington, Boston and New Orleans to the ancient sands of Iraq, Max and his entourage endure the toils of war with courage, romance, patriotism, heartache and passion. Only one weapon gets them through the anguish they come face to face with: Music.
This novel is a tribute to the author's son who served as a Marine, and to all Veterans.
©2014 Denise Kahn (P)2018 Denise Kahn
Four curvy heroines. Four deployed soldiers. Four love stories - and they all begin with a letter. It started with one letter. Kellie sent one letter into the Middle East, and Sergeant Daniel Rodriguez was the one who answered. Despite an ocean between them, love blossomed. But can you truly love someone you've never met? It began with one email. Madelyn sent out one email to the most feminine name on a list of deployed soldiers - SFC Taylor Russell replied. They exchanged emails for months, until somewhere along the way they stopped exchanging just words and began exchanging pieces of themselves. Their love blossomed quickly, but will it prove strong enough to survive the test of family? It happened one Christmas. Jane wrote a letter, and Sergeant Brad Wilcox replied. Despite their age difference, they connected with their words. But when they finally came together, their differences became glaring. They'd already conquered distance, but will they be able to overcome the years between them - or will their time together be limited to one Christmas? It was sparked by one note. Lauren sent a note of encouragement to her newest assigned soldier - Private Mason Carter was that soldier. Despite their attempts to remain guarded with one another, the walls fall fast, and then in the blink of an eye the unthinkable happens. No stranger to loss, Lauren is faced with a choice - run to him or run from him. Either way, their hearts will never be the same.
©2015 Christin Lovell (P)2020 Christin Lovell
Gripping, heart-stopping, and an incredibly epic journey with a twist you'll never see coming. Best-selling author Meghan Quinn brings you a modern take on an old-fashioned romance that will leave you breathless and wanting more.
Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone. Be somebodys hero.
That boy was me - Colby Brooks. Except Im not that same little boy anymore.
My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isnt.
Im smarter. Stronger. A man. And I learned a long damn time ago the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions - at any cost.
Focus. Resolve. Determination.
But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life...changed. One night had me colliding headfirst with the biggest distraction of my life: Rory Oaks.
Smart. Charming. Beautiful. Rory changed everything.
Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend. Each kiss faded decade-long dreams. And with one single incident, I fly off course.
©2018 Meghan Quinn (P)2019 Meghan Quinn
Rachel Hart and I are nothing more than teammates. As mercenaries for hire with the elite Jameson Group, we have each others backs in the most dangerous of circumstances. But after a mission gone deadly wrong, we do something weve never done before. We cross the professional line and take comfort in one anothers arms. One night of passion turns our lives upside down with a pregnancy neither of us expected, and one that Rachel clearly never wanted. But I am a family man through and through, and Im determined to raise my child, with or without Rachel by my side. The only common thread Rachel and I have is our membership at The Wicked Horse, a sex club that lets us fulfill our dirtiest fantasies with one another. As we become more intimately entwined, I find myself falling for Rachel more and more. Our wicked nights together make us so much more than teammates. And when faced with losing everything, I have to hope that Rachel realizes the most difficult choices are actually the easiest ones to make.
©2017 Sawyer Bennett (P)2017 Sawyer Bennett
Welcome to Hathaway House, a heartwarming military romance series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Here youll meet a whole new group of friends, along with a few favorite characters from Heroes for Hire. Instead of action, youll find emotion. Instead of suspense, youll find healing. Instead of romance...oh, wait...there is romance - of course! Welcome to Hathaway House. Rehab center. Safe haven. Second chance at life and love. Navy SEAL Denton Hamilton has checked himself into Hathaway House, hoping for a fraction of the results his friends have gotten at the rehab center. Now missing a rib, muscles, and a portion of his stomach, as well as suffering from PTSD, Denton would be happy to have his physical self healed. Hes not so sure hell ever get his mental health back, and finding a woman wholl have him now - as his friends have been lucky enough to do - is out of the question. Who would be willing to love a man like him? Administrative assistant Hannah Forsythe helps Dani run Hathaway House. A loner at heart, she's drawn to Denton's struggle and dismayed at his belief that no one could ever love him. But when an ill-advised observation she makes has unexpected consequences for Dentons recovery, Hannahs only choice is to separate herself from him to help him progress without her. As time passes, Hannah wonders if her choice has cost her everything shes ever wanted or whether Denton can work through his feelings to give them both their happy ending at Hathaway House.
©2019 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
I wasnt ready for this. Hannah deserved a man who was whole, not a broken shell. But I couldnt resist her. Couldnt resist this. It felt too good. And would that be so bad? To have something that felt good for once? Leo Miles came home broken - wounded and scarred. Its been five years, and he hasnt left his familys land. Not once. Its not much of a life, but the way he looks now, he prefers to stay hidden. His only reprieve is her voice. He puts on his headset, logs in to his game, and shes there. They talk while they play, sharing everything but personal details. Shes his best friend - his happy place - even though he doesnt know her real name. Until one day, he hears a voice he recognizes. Meeting Hannah Tate in person rocks the reclusive Leos world. And discovering shes in trouble - serious trouble - changes everything. Hannah is Leos every fantasy come true, and the badass gamer girl is determined to break through his defenses. But between the mess that is his life and the threats to his familys safety, he cant be anyones hero. Least of all hers. But maybe they both need saving. Authors note: A wounded hero wholl squeeze your heart. A girl in trouble. And the family who wont let either of them down. The Miles Family is best enjoyed in order.
©2019 Claire Kingsley (P)2020 Claire Kingsley
Two brothers. One woman. One son. One choice. Lives ripped apart, shattered and rebuilt. Evan and Nate Archer: Brothers, best friends, warriors and now enemies. Both in love with the same woman. Both determined to fight for what they want. Nate Archer promised to protect Ryley Clarke in the event Evan didn't make it back. It's a promise between brothers since the early days of basic training. Nate never considered that his feelings, long buried since high school, would resurface and grow stronger. Evan Archer wants answers. He wants someone to pay. After being gone for an unprecedented amount of time, nothing is making sense now that he's home. Most of all, he can't understand how his brother ended up engaged to his fiancée. Evan is determined to uncover the mystery, and win back his family. The Archers are about to fight dirty.
©2015 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2015 Heidi McLaughlin
Ten years ago, Jackson Hardy joined the Marines, leaving behind a woman he still dreams about. When he's called home to care for his 10-year-old nephew, no one is more shocked than he to run into Emma again. Or to still have those same feelings. But Jackson isn't looking for love, and neither is Emma, especially not with him. His precocious nephew, though, and a retriever named Bandit, are about to change that. So what if Emma Mercer is an overachiever? She has plans to get her doctorate in psychology and create a no-kill shelter for the EST dogs she trains. Which leaves absolutely no time for romance. She's fine with a furry family - dogs don't teach you to love and then rip your heart to shreds. But young Matty's situation tugs at her heartstrings and there's no way she can't help him
and Jackson. She may have hotter-than-ever chemistry with the soldier, but forgetting the past isn't easy.
©2019 Traci Hall (P)2019 Insatiable Press
The only easy day is yesterday. BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training is known for being the toughest, meanest, most physically punishing program in the entire US Navy, and a new crop of tadpoles have arrived in Coronado eager to prove their worth - to make it through Hell Week and become US Navy SEALs. Although Izzy prefers assignments out in the "real world", he's glad to be an instructor for the current BUD/S class, because it allows him to spend time at home with his wife, Eden, and her lively and lovable extended family. Eden's 16-year-old brother, Ben, is dealing with a new crush and a homophobic bully in his high school, but it soon appears that things are not as they seem. Meanwhile, Eden's other brother (and Izzy's SEAL teammate and former frenemy) Danny Gillman and his wife Jenn have just had a baby who has colic and cries constantly. As Ben deals with the type of too-serious high school drama that could involve a body count, and Danny and Jenn juggle a new baby, lack of sleep, and postpartum blues, Izzy is intrigued by Boat Squad John, a misfit team of young SEAL candidates all named John, including the intriguing young Seagull, his swim buddy Timebomb, and Seagull's nemesis Hans. Does Seagull have what it takes to keep Boat Squad John still standing when the dust of BUD/S Hell Week settles or will they ring out? Set in Coronado during BUD/S training Hell Week, in Ready to Roll, Brockmann introduces the SEAL officer and instructor nicknamed Grunge - Lt. Peter Greene - as she delivers what she does best: a story celebrating the US Navy SEALs - and the women (and sometimes men) who wholeheartedly love and support them.
©2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Faith Morrissey is overdue for an adventure. After 20 years in the same small town, she sets out on a yearlong study abroad trip, fully expecting to fall in love with the wonders of Budapest. She certainly doesn't expect to fall for Wes, the mysterious stranger who sweeps her off her feet mere days after her arrival. It seems almost too good to be true. Weston Abbott is a ghost. In service to his country, he's done unspeakable things, the kinds of things that make settling down or falling in love out of the question. That's never been a problem - until he meets Faith. No matter how many times Wes tells himself that she's just a mark, he can't deny that she rattles his composure like no one else. And he can't seem to shake the forbidden feelings that stir to life whenever he's with her. Wes knows better than anyone that the line separating fact from fiction is almost as fine as the one between love and hate. And if the truth comes out, it may erase their love along with all the lies.
©2014 Julie Johnson (P)2016 Tantor
When Preston Harper finds himself flat in a hospital bed after a botched op, he's okay with dealing with the fallout. If he dies, he's lived well past his expiration date. The only people who will notice his passing are the guys he works with at Lost and Found Investigative Service. Then his estranged wife arrives. Cat Harper is thankful and horrified when she's called to her husband's side. He's been shot. Again. But now that she's found him, she's going to make the most of the opportunity. If it were up to Harper, she would be out of his life completely because he thinks it's the best thing for the family. With a little SEAL abduction (for his own good, of course), maybe she can convince him otherwise....
©2015 J. M. Madden (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Abby Raines is leaving Las Vegas. She's trading the glitter and excess of her hometown for the rolling hills and lush forests of Rapid City, South Dakota. She's taken her first real job, and she's determined to succeed on her own. Mark Marsten traded the Texas range for the Army Rangers years ago and never looked back. Now he's settled permanently in Rapid City with the remaining members of his Special Forces unit. He thought he had it all - well, almost, anyway. Until a sassy redhead with a sharp tongue and body to die for rolled into town. Mark knows that he's too much for her long-term, but he can't resist a fling with Rapid City's newest resident. He thought that he knew the game. After all, it's his game. And always his rules. But more and more it feels like Abby is the one holding all the cards.
©2015 Dahlia West (P)2016 Tantor
Now a number one best seller in inspirational romance! The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old, and we shared a summer beneath the stars. The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of lifes cruelty, but we were planets apart. Wed both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found each other and managed to reclaim our stars...until we both got swept away.
©2018 Kate Stewart (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
When stern, handsome army medic Doniphan Williams asks her out, it isn't long before 23-year-old waitress River Reynolds blushingly admits her need for a firm-handed daddy. But daddies expect to be obeyed, and when River doesn't keep in touch as instructed while Doniphan is away on a mission, she quickly ends up over his knee for a sound spanking on her bare bottom. As she is held in Doniphan's arms after her punishment, River feels more safe and loved than she ever has before, and when he claims her properly, it is more pleasurable than she could have ever imagined. Soon, she is quivering with need as he takes her temperature and gives her a thorough, intimate examination, but will she be a good girl for daddy even when he puts her in diapers? Publisher's note: The Medic's Little Girl includes spankings, sexual scenes, and age play. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
©2020 With a Wink Publishing, LLC (P)2021 With a Wink Publishing, LLC
Leia has no idea who ex-Marine Major Tate McIntyre is when he saves her life in a dark alley. Yet Tates certain Leia is his to have, hold, and protect. He vows to keep her safe at any cost. His only price is her heart. Semper Fi!
©2019, 2021 Belle Scarlett (P)2021 Belle Scarlett
Haunted by his time in Iraq, former soldier Schwartz Patton goes off the grid, retreating deep into Montana's untamed wilderness. Now, ten years into his self-imposed solitude, his brother tracks him down and asks for a favor. A woman is in danger, and she needs help...and Schwartz is the only one who can protect her. Designer-loving city girls like Janelle Keebler don't belong in the wilderness. Unless, of course, they're witnesses to a murder by their psycho drug-trafficking ex-husbands. Still, Janelle can't help the immediate physical response she has to her sexy-as-sin protector that leaves her wanting more than she could have ever imagined. Even if he does make terrible coffee.... Every word, every touch, every kiss ignites a need Schwartz thought he'd lost forever. He can't stop the desperate attraction simmering between him and Janelle, even if he wanted to. Even if it means it could get them both killed. Each book in the Front and Center series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
©2015 Tawna Fenske. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.
Navy SEAL Alphonso Manuel Esquidido "Fredo" Chavez has the heart of a lion and would do anything to protect and honor his beautiful bride, Mia. He'd fought for her love tirelessly, even after his Team buddies suggested he give up. But it was more than pride that wounded him when he discovered he could not father children. He is raising another man's son as his own, but can never give her what she wants more than possibly anything else in the world. He has kept this a secret only to himself and his best friend, Cooper. And he knows time is not on his side. Mia Guzman has come a long way from wild child girlfriend of San Diego drug dealers to devoted mother and now dutiful wife of the man she now knows was always there for her, and always will be. She yearns to have a child with Fredo, to honor him with her body in every way she can, perhaps making up for the years she discounted his devotion. Their beautiful love and marriage will be tested to the limits through twists and turns before the dramatic final outcome listeners will love.
©2017 Sharon Hamilton (P)2017 Sharon Hamilton
After what Matt did to me, I had to leave LA. It was just too hard to stick around, even if I knew that I'd disappoint my team and fans. So, I returned to the south to lick my wounds, and ran straight into Charlie. My how time has changed. He's no longer the average kid from school. He's a Marine, a police officer and everything in my fantasies come alive to torment me. Worst of all? He sees through all my nonsense. I never thought I'd find someone who was worth risking it all. Will he do the same for me? This military collection includes romances from authors featured in the Scribble XO Book Club! They are standalone stories. No cliffhangers. Intended for mature listeners only.
©2016 Scribble XO Books (P)2016 Scribble XO Books
Reese Shane's life was changed forever when she suffered a traumatic head injury while on duty in Iraq. Three years later, she's left with epileptic seizures along with a service dog that alerts her to oncoming seizures.
Army Ranger Seth Knight, also known as Dark Knight, isn't a stranger to danger or trauma. A bomb explosion during a covert mission left him scarred physically and, more importantly, emotionally. With no interest in his family's fortunes and glamorous social revelries, he has secluded himself on the large property his father left him in the Tennessee hills. He likes being alone, but when a fiery spirit shows up on his doorstep, his peace and quiet gets a makeover.
Reese's work helping injured veterans is jeopardized when Angelina Knight passes away. She had promised to financially back Reese's project. Now Reese must turn to plan B: Seth Knight. She's heard the rumors of the recluse in the mountains and isn't sure how she'll convince the angry soldier why he should open his secret haven to veterans when he wants nothing to do with her, or her dreams.
Little does she know, but will find out, that the "Dark Knight" has many layers, and badass isn't the only one.
Seth thinks he's agreeing to help Reese, but soon he'll find out that she is the one saving him....
©2017 Rhonda Lee Carver (P)2017 Rhonda Lee Carver
Love isn't always pretty - especially not when you fall for a Beast. I ran like hell from the tragedy in my past. I didn't slow down, and I didn't look back. But I couldn't outrun the memories...or escape the nightmares. I came to North Carolina to be alone. Hayden Graham attracts problems like a magnet. She's a complication I don't need. This time, the mess she's in has put her life in danger. What she needs is a hero to rescue her. But I'm no knight in shining armor. I'm a wounded animal - a Beast. She tastes like Heaven. She only adds to my Hell. She makes me want things that I can't have, things I'll never deserve. Love isn't always pretty. Sometimes it's hard. Sometimes it's rough. And sometimes...it's f--king dirty.
©2017 Jordan Marie (P)2018 Insatiable Press
I thought Id found my forever. I believed hed come back to me, and wed have our happily ever after. He didnt. Instead, he left me with a lifeline and a reason to keep going. Ill never forget us and what we had, even if it was only for a short time. Never Forget Us is the conclusion of Tracy Lorraines steamy military duo Never Forget.
©2018 Tracy Lorraine (P)2018 Tracy Lorraine
This isn't your everyday Beauty and the Beast story. Our love story was tragic, until it wasn't.... Once upon a time I fell in love with a beast. I fell fast. I fell hard. I loved him intensely and I trusted him completely - until he ripped my heart to shreds. Love isn't a fairy tale. It's messy. It's dirty. It's painful, and it's ugly. Until it's not.... This is Book 2 and the final book of the Beast & Beauty Devil's Blaze Duet. Book 1: Beast must be heard first.
©2017 Jordan Marie (P)2018 Insatiable Press
Navy SEAL Tucker Hudson has made all the right choices the second time around: A retread, re-joining SEAL Team Three after 10 years of wandering, he has a new wife and now a new baby on the way. He struggles to hold on to his precious, hard-won happiness, living a life he barely thought possible beside a woman who is in many ways stronger than he is. Brandy has proven she has what it takes to be married to an elite warrior, including being left alone during his dangerous deployments. But as she welcomes their new addition, a dark cloud descends upon her family as evil shows up closer to home, making them all rethink their life plans. Is it going to take more than their strong love for each other to protect everything they hold dear?
©2019 Sharon Hamilton (P)2019 Sharon Hamilton
Cara is after one thing and one thing only: a job in a dirty, rough bar where she can pick up dirty, rough men. Her first rule is "no repeats", so even after she has a bout of hot, out-of-control sex with her ex-Navy SEAL boss, she refuses to fall into bed...or against the wall...or into the ropes with him again. The problem is, as they work more closely together, she can't help but fantasize about what Round Two would be like. He's determined to have her, and he's determined to keep her away from the rough bikers who frequent the bar. Just how determined is Cara to deny herself the pleasure of his arms?
©2016 Cara Sanibel (P)2016 Cara Sanibel
I wish my head could forget what my eyes have seen.... For Dane Morrison, admitting he had PTSD is everything, so when he has to make a tough choice that might mean losing it all, he will have to come to grips with how his life will change completely with just one push of a button. Cheryl McKinney is struggling at the thought of losing Dane to his service, but when she learns of the sacrifice and its repercussions will it be enough to keep them together? Will the new baby bring them both the joy in life their after, or are they destined to lose it all? A Burning Love Series Book 1 Spark of Passion Book 2 Flame of Desire Book 3 Blaze of Ecstasy
©2018 Wanita May (P)2021 Wanita May
I wish my head could forget what my eyes have seen.... Dane Morrison has a decision to make. Does he face the terrible truth of his PTSD and stay on course with the love of his life, Cheryl, or does he honor his duty as a soldier? Facing his demons might be harder than he could ever imagine, and for him, there is only one decision. Cheryl McKinney never thought she'd have to suffer the loss of another man she loved, especially so soon. But with Dane's deployment looming just weeks ahead, will she be able to convince him to face his demons and stay with her, or will she learn to let him go? Flame of Desire is book two in A Burning Love series.
©2018 Wanita May (P)2020 Wanita May
Between a rock and a hard place.... To Sergeant Zeke Hayes, the expression has always been a non-factor. There's never been a situation he can't blast, punch, or smart-ass his way out of, which makes him the perfect fit for his Special Forces battalion - and a natural-born Dominant who's made a lot of submissives happy from Mt. Rainier to Vancouver. That all changes when Rayna Chestain enters his world. From the moment Z snatches Rayna from the lair of a South Asian slave trafficker, his inner grizzly roars to life. But Z isn't wired to be a one-woman man. Growing up an orphan on the streets of Seattle has taught him that beyond a few hours in a dungeon, trust means disappointment and love leads to agony. Now he's sheltering Rayna in the remote wilderness from a fiend who now wants his pound of revenge flesh from her. Z's never done anything more right in his life. But wanting her? Dreaming of her beneath him, surrendering to his passion and domination? It's the most forbidden fruit he can crave, and the only thing he can't stop thinking about. The only way out is to confront the reality of what Rayna has done to him and the mountain she's moved in his intractable heart.
©2017 Waterhouse Press (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
T-Bomb, Tait Bommer's call-sign, has never described him more accurately. A loose cannon with a penchant for pissing people off, he's now responsible for a major screw-up during the First Special Forces Group's most recent mission. His mess has earned him two weeks of mandated R&R on the shores of Kauai, where the ultimatum is clear - straighten up and fly right, or don't return to active duty. But he's such a train wreck that even his best friend, Kellan Rush, isn't happy about having to pull babysitting duty. When their "vacation" is interrupted by a stranger bearing nothing but a glare, a Bowie knife, and a lot of curves in a tiny bikini, they wonder if the trip hasn't been hijacked by island spirits. Surely they've found a goddess in this dark-haired beauty who not only sees their emotional scars but opens their spirits by exposing her own soul. "Therapy" takes on new meaning when illicit desires become explosive passion...and their goddess's sweet submission. Neither man wants to leave the island paradise, a torment that's intensified when an old adversary threatens to steal their goddess - and rip their friendship apart. Will Tait and Kellan let jealousy triumph? Or will they unite as brothers at arms for the most important mission of their lives in the name of the greatest cause of all - saving the woman they love?
©2018 Waterhouse Press, LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
A story of love, loss, and hope. Amanda knows three things about her life - she loves living in Tacoma, she wants to be a teacher, and she will never marry a man in the military. Yet, when Lucas drops by the coffee shop where she works in a flight suit, he starts to change her mind about her future. While she is determined to just be his friend, the chemistry between them is undeniable. Their relationship survives two deployments and Lucas' hectic business travel thereafter. After they get married, they move across the country to Charleston, SC, and Amanda finds a job - which helps somewhat with the loneliness. But while she thought she was prepared for this life, she soon finds out the true sacrifices military families make.
©2019, 2020 BLKDOG Publishing (P)2020 Sarah Anne Carter
Everythings bigger in Alaska, especially the HEAs. Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a smoking-hot former male model. Hes built a quiet life for himself in Alaska. But it doesnt stand a chance against the unrelenting pull of a man whos everything he shouldnt want. Ex-military mountain man Griffin Barrett likes his solitude. It keeps him from falling back into old habits. Bad habits. Hes fought too hard for his sobriety to lose control now. However, his gig as a wildlife guide presents a new kind of temptation in super-hot supermodel River Vale. Nothing the Alaskan wilderness has to offer has ever called to Griffin so badly. That can only lead to trouble.... River has his own methods for coping. Chasing adventure means always moving forward. Nobodys ever made him want to stand still - until Griffin. The rugged bush pilot is the very best kind of distraction, but the emotions he stirs up in River feel anything but casual, and hes in no position to stay put. With temptation lurking in close quarters, keeping even a shred of distance is a challenge neithers willing to meet. And the closer Griffin gets to River, the easier it is to ignore every last reason he should run. One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance youre looking for with an HEA/HFN. Its a promise! Publishers note: Arctic Sun deals with topics some listeners may find difficult, including sobriety and eating disorders.
©2019 Annabeth Albert (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Are YOU ready to be BONED - FOR THE LAST TIME? Hoo boy! Am I ever in BIG trouble! Why? Because my trio of beloved stepbrothers are a bunch of lying bastards! Oh, sure, they are sexy, alpha males, and will make any woman alive salivate with want, with just a glance at their beautiful, muscled bodies and dreamy eyes. They, and their SEAL team, military, and security force compatriots are eye candy, for sure! And, they are always on the go, men of action who fight danger, and uncover hidden perils. They aren't beyond sharing their conquests, either, with their wives and girlfriends eager to join in the fun! But, they've all hidden secrets from me, and I don't know who to trust anymore! My soul-mate is Drake 'Bone' Jaeger. He got his nickname when a sports magazine featured the famous 'profile' of his spandex swimsuit on its cover. I love Bone with all my heart, but now I'm involved with his brother, Karl! Karl, a man of action with huge passions and insatiable hungers, sails us around the world on his luxurious yacht, the "Miss T". His crew, Dean, Julie, and Tanya are more than just mates - they are our friends and lovers. The voyages on this love boat spin me around, with sensual pleasures beyond compare! Stephan, the eldest Jaeger brother, holds an unconditional love for me. And, to my chagrin, my own feelings are growing stronger for him with each passing day! After an attack on our family and friends by the Mandarin Connection's evil operatives leaves me forever altered, I don't know which of these men will win my love. Or, if I deserve any of them at all! BONED3 is the action-packed sequel to Stephanie Brother's novels BONED, and BONED2! You won't be able to put it down!
©2017 Stephanie Brother (P)2018 Stephanie Brother
Sadie I crave attention. Its not frowned upon to want someones love and affection, but it is when you know that youll never return the same for another person. He loved me every day for nine years. He gave me everything I asked for. His affection was only for me. But when he wanted a stable position in our relationship, I couldnt give it, because there were some many others that could offer the same. I didnt want to settle. Or at least I didnt think I did, until I learned he was getting married. How do you trap a man thats loved you for years, even if hes about to say "I do"? You come back into his life pregnant and make sure he believes wholeheartedly that the baby is his. Hell believe it, because he always thought we were exclusive. What he doesnt know is that he was the only one that was. What I didnt expect was for one of my indiscretions to make an appearance. But I can handle him just like I did the week I spent with him in Louisiana. Im good at getting what I want. Ive been using people since I was a teenager. Just ask my father. Watch me get the one person I know without a doubt will jump through hoops for me. Watch him leave his fiancée for me. Watch her fall from grace as I take the one person away from her shes always wanted. This is a standalone, but to better understand some of the situations, you should enjoy the previous books in the series first. This audiobook is meant for an audience 18 and older. There are some scenes that may not be suitable for some listeners.
©2018 Dana Arden (P)2018 Dana Arden
Briggs, Remember when we parted ways in Germany? It was the day I broke your heart. What you didn't know was that I was breaking mine too. I thought they'd be enough - my husband and my son. That I'd get home and everything would go back to the way it was...before the war. Before the ambush. Before you. But, no matter how hard I try, I can't erase the trauma we shared. I can't seem to forget the way my heart beat in time with yours. The truth is, I'm lost without you. I thought the nightmare was over when they pulled us from that hole in the ground, but nothing could have prepared me for the war I'd face at home. I know it's selfish of me to ask, but, please, I have to see you one last time.... All my love, Scottie Contains mature themes
©2018 Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart (P)2019 Tantor
Contemporary romance. Captain Chance Gordon dedicates his life to military service. The disabled veteran returns to Sweetwater, Kentucky to recover. His future depends on the woman he wronged, the one who owns his heart. Dory Farmer faces more rejection than most women could survive, but carves out a unique niche for herself and a great life for her family. The fate of the disabled, heroic Navy Seal who deserted her lies in Dory's hands.
©2020 Linda Rees, Sweetwater Publishing Company (P)2020 Linda Rees, Sweetwater Publishing Company
Welcome to Hathaway House. Rehab center. Safe haven. Second chance at life and love. Former Navy SEAL Aaron Hammond has no idea how he wound up at Hathaway House, Texas. Nor does he particularly care. All he can see is his anger. Anger at the betrayal that destroyed his physical body and at the loss of the future he wanted but that hell never have now. Hes a cripple, less than half a man, and all he can look forward to is a half life, alone with himself and his pain. Dani Hathaway runs Hathaway House with her father, an ex-military man nicknamed the Major, and she knew Aaron and his brother SEAL Levi in another life. Levi was a good friend to her through her difficult teen years, but it was Aaron who caught her eye more than a decade ago. When she heard what happened to him, she moved heaven and earth to get him to Hathaway House, where she could help him regain his health and return him to the man he used to be. Old feelings resurface as Dani continues to push Aaron to acknowledge that his life is not over and that, if he chooses, he can find both love and a future at Hathaway House. Welcome to Hathaway House, a heartwarming series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Here, youll meet wounded warriors as theyre given a second chance at happiness and love at a special physical rehab facility, including heroes from Dales other books as they continue on their journeys. Magic happens here!
©2019 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2019 Beverly Dale Mayer
They could run from everything...except each other. Grounded by fog, Zoe Chestain is stuck in an airport bar with the choice of spending the night with her two drunk roommates or one dark and delicious stranger. The Vegas show dancer decides to live dangerously and succumbs to a night of the stranger's dominant passion. But her cloud of sensual bliss is blown apart when she and her friends are taken hostage during the next morning's plane hijacking. Zoe's horror deepens when her kidnapper reveals himself as her partner from the night before. Shay Bommer is one of the army's best. A Special Forces soldier following the footsteps of his brother, he's aware of the risks of infiltration with the enemy. But going deep undercover on this mission with one of the CIA's most sought-after criminals has cost him dearly. He's lost the trust of the most breathtaking submissive he's ever had in his arms, the camaraderie of his unit, and the esteem of his brother. But he's on a quest to rescue a priceless treasure - his mother. Zoe's danced to some crazy songs in her time, but no amount of wild choreography has prepared her for the adventure with Shay - or the return to his bed that means surrendering more than just her body. As they run from the bad guys, the good guys, and everyone in between, she learns about the man behind the masks, and the Dominant for whom she's always longed. But staying with him means dying with him. The heat is on. Can Shay and Zoe's love survive the flames?
©2018 Waterhouse Press, LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Paul Martin joined the army to escape the harsh conditions at home. When orders send him to the Carolinas for training maneuvers, he doesnt know what to expect. He didnt expect to find strong friends or the girl of his dreams. But with trouble at home, the war raging in Europe, and the possibility of the United States being pulled into the conflict, the future looms uncertain.
©2020 Janice Cole Hopkins (P)2020 Janice Cole Hopkins
Carly To say my first interaction with Fin leaves much to be desired is an understatement. He infuriates me, barely speaks, and glares at me all the time. Not to mention he thinks I'm a mess. It isn't in my plans to start to like him. To fall for him. To want something more. But Fin's past is filled with a pain that makes any kind of us impossible. He can't seem to figure out what he wants, and truthfully, neither can I. All I know is that I want more than what he's willing to give. Fin All I should be focusing on is my family as we try to sort through the wounds left by our past mistakes. I have more than enough on my plate, have sacrificed too much to fracture my focus. I shouldn't allow a woman to get in the way. Especially one like Carly Palmer. She's different. Wild. A bright burst of color in my world of black and white. Before I know it, she's all that I want. All I can think about. But it doesn't matter. I've been through betrayal that still singes my skin, eats at my soul. I won't allow it to happen again.
©2019 Jillian Liota (P)2021 Tantor
Perfection. One word. Three syllables. Every reason why I'll never have the one thing I truly want. I stand dutifully on the pedestal he's built, waiting for the day he truly sees me. Then one amazing night, he lets down his walls, only to leave me the next day. Years have passed, and I've tried to move on with my life. But I still dream of him. I still miss him everyday. The memories haunt me. How can I look to the future when my past remains a mystery? The time has come to find the boy who stole my heart and ran away without a word. But not everyone who is lost wants to be found. My name is Alexandra Fontaine, and this is my story of unfinished love. Wings Over Poppies is book two in the Over series and can be heard as a standalone novel. Warning: This is a new adult romance. It is not intended for listeners under the age of 18.
©2015 J.A. DeRouen (P)2017 J.A. DeRouen
Sometimes your life is split by a single decision. I've spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: He left, and I didn't follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them. But now he's back. I barely recognize the man he's become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid. Maybe if he'd come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I'd said yes all those years ago, he'd look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance. One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey brought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him. A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion
©2017 Staci Hart (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
People say that being in love is the best feeling in the world. What a bloody lie! I hate that I'm in love with Serena and that she used me to get what she wanted. What good is it that my heart and body is a twisted mess of longing for her when I'm also furious with her for hurting my sister, River? I don't care if Serena is a Hollywood star - no one messes with my family! Nathan is a man with too many ghosts in his past to stand still and face them. After being unfairly dismissed from the army for anger management issues, he's traveling the world and setting records in extreme sports. When a plot to get back at Serena for hurting his sister goes wrong, Nathan is front and center in a media storm that brings up his tragic past once again. This time, there's no outrunning it. Nathan will need to prove that he's more than what the media portray him as. But what if the media are also wrong about Serena? Contains mature themes.
©2020 Elin Peer (P)2021 Tantor
Never again would I allow my heart to become the plaything of someone else. Never again would I let a man (or men) come between me and my goals. Never again would I love without feeling the fullness of that love in return. Not until I knew it was real. And if that took me a lifetime to find, so be it. Those were my vows, and after all that had happened with Connor and Weston, I was determined to keep them. To protect my heart. And then he came home, and my vows became his promises. He held my heart in his hands with reverence and care. He helped me find my soul's greatest purpose in life. He loved me with a love so pure and vibrant, I knew I'd never feel anything like it in 100 lifetimes. It was real. Until it wasn't. Until it all came crashing down when I discovered the deep love I thought I'd found was nestled in a web of lies - so soft and silken I hadn't noticed it was there. Until it was too late. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Emma Scott (P)2019 Tantor
Taking a Chance: Ali Montero pushed aside her pride and accepted help from Ram Torres to help rescue her younger sister, Cara, from kidnappers. Now that Cara's safely at home with her family, she wants Ram to stay close by until she fully recovers. He agrees, but the more time he spends time with Ali, Cara, and their family, the greater his desire for a loving family of his own. Ram and Ali have had a feisty connection, and both are unsure where to go from here. Will their attraction to each other overcome their differences so they can finally take a chance on love? The Hidden Heart: Cara Montero was kidnapped and then rescued by her sister, Ali, and Ram Torres. Now free but still shaken, she wrestles daily with PTSD. When Ram and Ali have to return to work, she feels abandoned, but things change when her new bodyguard, ex-SEAL Tyler Hutton, arrives. His own marriage was destroyed by his struggle with PTSD years ago, and he's surprised to find himself drawn to Cara. Now they must decide whether one broken man, and one shattered woman, can find a pathway to connect their yearning hearts. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Nauman Living Trust (P)2018 Tantor
For Love & Reason is the second book to A Divine Love Affair, focusing on the hottest new Venezuelan pop sensation, Nina Sola Del-ray. She is known as the people's singer and crosses paths with the highly sought-after VIP Close Protection.
©2017 Antonio N. Sherman (P)2017 Antonio N. Sherman
An American diplomat is kidnapped. A former Navy SEAL and the daughter of a notorious Algerian negotiator are sent in to rescue him. What could go wrong? Former Navy SEAL Jake Williams is the newly appointed head of a task force assigned to rescue a kidnapped American diplomat. Their only hope is Mya Amari, the daughter of a notorious Algerian hostage negotiator, but she is full of secrets and complications - something Jake takes as a personal challenge. As they grow closer, the threat to the mission escalates and time runs out for the hostages. Can Jake unravel the web of deception to save them all without getting caught in the crossfire? Mya Amari has been in hiding nearly her entire life to escape her father's enemies. But when her sister is kidnapped along with an American diplomat, she'll do anything to bring her home - including walking into the enemy's lair. She doesn't trust anyone, especially the too-handsome-for-his-own-good Commander Williams, but when all her careful plans explode out of control, he's the only one she can turn to with the truth about her family. Is it too little, too late?
©2015 Julie Coulter Bellon (P)2019 Julie Coulter Bellon
Meet the men of HERO Force, the Hands-on Engagement and Recognizance Operations team. Book One: Stranded with the SEAL Love and danger collide on a snowy mountain road.... Navy SEAL Trevor Hawk Hawkins is on a mission to avenge his teammates death when he crashes into another car during a blizzard. Olivia Grayson was running from her own wedding, but the accident leaves her struggling to remember anything at all. Sparks fly between Trevor and Olivia, but an enemy is quickly closing in on the remote cabin - and the holes in Olivias memory might be the biggest danger of all. Book Two: Sheltered by the SEAL He owes her two people. Shes only taking back one. Jessa McConnell conspires to get pregnant by Jax Andersson, commander of HERO Force and the man she holds responsible for the death of her husband and unborn child. She assumes a new identity to make sure her secret isnt discovered, but ends up fighting for her life when she inherits a book intended for the other woman. Book Three: Harbored by the SEAL This ship is going down. Navy SEAL playboy Leo Cowboy Wilson has done his best to stay away from Charlotte OMalley, the sister of his HERO Force teammate, Logan. But when Charlotte books herself on a week-long cruise knowing Cowboys there on HERO Force business, shell get more than the fling she bargained for, with a terrorist cell placing Cowboy and Charlotte firmly in the path of danger. This is a novella. Its more than half the length of a full HERO Force book.
©2017 Amy Gamet (P)2020 Amy Gamet
One night with this blue devil will make you a sinner! Bad Boy Blue Angel pilot woos innocent virgin influencer. Once a year, the Blue Angels perform for Fleet Week in my hometown of San Francisco. They fly over the Golden Gate Bridge wowing the crowds with daring sky stunts and fabulous formations. Normally, I would just spend the day sunbathing on my rooftop deck. But this time, Im getting my wings. As a key influencer, Ive been chosen to fly with a Blue Angel. My heart leaps out of my chest when I meet Sawyer Huck Roberts, and it isnt from the G-Force. This Blue Devil has a girl in every city. Once he finds out Im a virgin, he refuses to be my one-flight stand. Even so, Im determined to change his mind. When he asks me to come with him during his air show tour, I say yes, yes, and oh, yes. We have nothing in common but cosmic chemistry. I am the sun, and he is the moon. And while the moon chases the sun, they can never be happy together as theyre destined to collide only in a total eclipse of the heart. From best-selling author Alana Albertson comes an epic stand-alone ugly cry romance between a bad boy rock star pilot and an innocent influencer. Full length romance novel with a satisfying Happily Ever After.
©2019 Alana Albertson (P)2020 Alana Albertson
After his last tour in the Marines, Seth Thornton finds himself adrift when he returns to Fair Haven, Washington. A capable soldier who moved up the ranks, Seth struggles to find his place in a town he once called home as the memories of war continue to haunt him - until the day he encounters the beautiful Rose DiMarco. Seth saves Rose when a man accosts her, yet to his surprise, she spurns his help. Her beauty and her headstrong ways captivate him, and he cant forget about her. When Rose becomes his new neighbor, she suddenly presents a temptation that the normally aloof Seth cannot resist. He wants her more than hes ever wanted any woman. Rose DiMarco fled Seattle to escape from an ex-boyfriend who made her life hell. Fair Haven is supposed to be her haven, but her ex isnt about to let her go. When he threatens her, she never expects her sexy new neighbor Seth to defend her and declare himself her protector. And she definitely doesnt expect to long for Seth in every possible way. She wants his kiss, his embrace, his caress, his love. But as Roses ex-boyfriend vows to divulge all of her darkest secrets, she fears that Seth will never look at her the same way again when he knows the truth. While Rose must confront her demons, Seth must choose between returning to the horrors of war or embracing a love that could set him free.
©2017 Iris Morland/Blue Violet Press LLC (P)2020 Iris Morland/Blue Violet Press LLC
Dont fall in love with the man who kidnapped you. Its a simple rule, but Jodis track record with men has been one train wreck after the other. The cherry on top is her attempt at being a Good Samaritan resulting in being taken captive and held hostage in a hotel room. Wearing army-issued fatigues, she assumes her captor is from the base nearby. He has the haircut and the clipped discipline of a professional soldier. And despite his threats, he as the polite respect which his drilled into an officer. When men dressed in all black find their hotel room - shooting without warning - the possibility that her captor isnt the real bad guy here slams home. Jodi is thrust into a split decision: help the wounded soldier escape or leave him and run? Colonel Neil is a short story. A quickie for when you dont have much time. It features a soldier and a damsel who both need saving. There will be some trials, and there will be an HEA.
©2017 Steamy eReads (P)2018 Steamy eReads
Cora Dillion thrives on control. After being abandoned and homeless on the streets, it had taken everything in her to climb back to a life she recognized. A self-proclaimed workaholic, she remains focused to prevent anyone from disrupting the existence shes built for herself. When she receives a flurry of emails from a soldier, she realizes that the man pouring out his soul could be dangerous to her structured world...and her heart. Mike Cooper lived for the moment. Reckless and arrogant - that was the image he presented to his buddies in the barracks. Deep down inside, he needed a friend to keep him focused and was desperately afraid of the nightmarish world he existed in. Envious of the relationships around him, Mike puts his very heart on the line hoping that Cora will be the one to snatch it up. Will Cora realize that Mike could be the very man she needs to come out of her shell? Can both of their hearts find strength in each others weaknesses? Will the spirit of the season remind them both how to remember joy?
©2019 Ginny Sterling (P)2020 Ginny Sterling
Jimmy "Easy" Turnbull lost more than just his lower right leg during his time in Iraq. The confident man whose good looks charmed countless women into bed has been gone for over three years. In his place is a surly and defensive wounded warrior plagued by self-doubt and anger. Daisy Cutter doesn't give a damn what people think, not about her tattoos, her piercings, or anything else. Other people's opinions have never bothered her, not even the hot ex-Army Ranger who occasionally takes her to bed (when they make it that far) but can't seem to remember her name afterward. Daisy wants a new life, and she's determined to get it. Easy wants his old life back, but he knows that can't happen now. Eventually, Daisy's past catches up to her and her dreams of making a home in Rapid City are threatened. Easy must decide what his new future will look like, and whether not there's room for a sassy blonde who pushes all his buttons.
©2014 Dahlia West (P)2016 Tantor
I am so in love with you, Charlie, I can't see straight. Deck: Ex-commando Deck Johnston has a busy life. He is the boss of a successful construction company. The cofounder and sergeant at arms of the Wounded Souls MC. And he is a single father to a three-year-old blue-eyed, raven-haired princess - who has a liking for guns, camouflage, pink tutus, and cursing. Deck's life is full, and he isn't looking for anything more. That is, until a sweet ballet dancer who happens to be his daughter's daycare teacher comes along and knocks the weapon specialist on his ass. Charlotte: Charlotte Jackson's life is not going the way she expected. An injury ended her dancing career a decade too early. She is in debt to her cold-hearted family, she drives a POS car, lives in apartment the size of a shoebox, and owns an abnormally large white cat that hates her and everyone else. She didn't expect to fall for the father of her favorite daycare student. A tall, muscled alpha former soldier with the bluest eyes she has ever seen. With one look into his sapphire eyes, her life was turned upside down. On their way to love, will Deck trust Charlotte with the other piece of his heart: his daughter? Will he let her help him overcome the PTSD ravaging him from his years of deployment? Will Charlotte find the love she has always craved and finally get her very own happily-ever-after about which she has always dreamed? Contains mature themes.
©2018 Leah Sharelle (P)2019 Tantor
John Lawrence loved Vicki Masterson his entire life. They grew up together. But it wasnt meant to be. After John is disabled in Iraq, that couldnt be more obvious. He struggles to start a new career while dealing with a prosthetic leg. Vicki recovers from divorce along with her own paralyzing self-doubt. Enter "Growing Strong", Vickis grandmothers landscaping business and a new start for both of them. Can they can get over themselves and their own insecurities to build a life together?
©2018 Colleen S. Laughlin (P)2019 Colleen S Laughlin
"I'm not a hero." Cam Warren is back from duty in Iraq. He's haunted by what he's seen, and the only thing he wants is to be normal again - especially when he sees Hayley Arsenault, the girl he left behind when he went off to war. But how does a scarred soldier learn to let in love? BookShots Flames Original romances presented by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop listening
©2017 Jessica Scott and James Patterson (P)2017 Hachette Audio
They call him the Iceman. The eldest of seven brothers, he is the biggest. The coldest. The meanest. No one has been able to break through the icy shield Kane Callaghan has built around himself. No one except the tiny, stubborn woman willing to sacrifice herself for him. She haunts his dreams, but he has no idea who she is. Where she is. Or if he'll ever see her again. Rebecca Harrison spent the last 12 years with humanitarian relief organizations, travelling to some of the hardest hit areas of the world, but none has ever affected her as much as that tiny village in Africa. Because of him. Fierce and beautiful and terrible, she can't get him out of her mind. Kane. The avenging archangel who appeared out of nowhere, saving her from a fate worse than death. The one she was forced to leave behind. Worlds apart, they are bound by the events of that one horrible night, though the chances of ever meeting again are too small to dare even hope. Of course, neither one realizes just how clever Fate can be.... Contains mature themes.
©2015 Abbie Zanders (P)2017 Tantor
From USA Today best-selling author M. Robinson. "I once read that every warrior hoped an honorable death would find him. I always went looking for mine, but not even the Reaper wanted me. I was trained to kill. I was trained to not ask why. To take orders and just march in line. Hoo-ah motherf--ker." "Life or death. Ride or die. And I'm not only talking about the military. I'm talking about the life that led me on the road to nowhere. My life. I fought for my brothers." "I fought for my family. I fought for my country. And I fought for her...Never realizing I might die for them too."
©2016 Author M. Robinson (P)2017 Author M. Robinson
I have done it all. I have built three global security companies, including foreign subsidiaries which include an airline company and a shipping conglomerate, partnered with some of the biggest industry titans in the realm of international trade. But my love is in protecting and securing the safety of those I care about. And Ive done this, as it turns out, at the expense of my own security and fortune. Ive cared for everyone elses assets, and left mine wide open to plunder. Well, that was then. This is now. This is me fighting back. Im going to screw that witch of a former wife, who, while she was screwing me in my own bed, was slutting with other men. I was naive, but now, fully awakened, I will have my revenge. And it will be sweet!
©2020 Sharon Hamilton (P)2020 Sharon Hamilton
By USA Today Best-selling Author, Lexy Timms. 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. Simon Diesel, billionaire extraordinaire, is being played. Either by the woman hes hopelessly in love with, or by someone he trusts. That narrows the list down significantly. Theres only a handful of people Simon trusts, so it shouldnt 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. Billionaire Secrets Series: The Secret Freedom Courage Trust Impulse
©2018 W.J. May (P)2020 W.J. May
When Zoe's fiance Chase O'Connell is lost in combat she is devastated beyond her comprehension. Sensing the coming danger, Chase's last words were to his brother and fellow soldier Reed, instructing him to take care of Zoe. When Reed comes home he finds Zoe distraught to the point of self harm and vows to honor his brother's request to care for her. As time passes, Zoe heart heals and she sees the echoes of her lost fiance in his brother Reed. As she begins to develop feelings for him as well, she is terrified of tarnishing the memory of her first love. Just as she is willing to accept her loss and is preparing to move on with Reed she is shocked to the core by a surprise visitor. Standing on her doorstep was Chase, alive despite all odds and wanting nothing more than to be with her again. Zoe now faces the most heartbreaking decision of her life. No matter what she chooses one life will be destroyed, and if she she is not very careful, all three...
©2017 Amie Heights (P)2017 Amie Heights
A daredevil Confederate captain challenges the Union blockade - while a bold young beauty lays siege to his wayward heart. Tawny-haired, golden-eyed Candice Pratt, whose daring was equal to the captains, and whose entanglement in his life ashore and at sea might well get him shot as a spy - or hanged as a pirate.
©2016 Wolfpack Publishing (P)2018 Wolfpack Publishing
Burnt After the accident, the chief was pushing me to retire. Being a firefighter was all I had ever wanted, what I lived for. Well, other than my 12-year-old daughter, Abby. Raising her as a single dad, much less a busy firefighter, wasn't easy, but life never is. Then, a call came in from an all-too-familiar area code. I was being beckoned back to my hometown, back to Canon. I had left that small town years ago, leaving behind a lot, including...her. Change Up Baseball has always been a part of my life, but being a pro-ballplayer isn't without it's drawbacks. That big house I built back in my small hometown sits empty most of the year since Izzy, my daughter, now stays mostly with my parents...ever since her mother, Rachel, left. Now, without a team to play for, I find myself heading home. Maybe it's a good thing. I can focus on my daughter and my life. I need to get things straightened out, including that hole that I never filled after Rachel was gone. But is there anything that could keep me in town if another team came calling? After Midnight Coming back to civvy life has been difficult. I'm used to being a soldier and having a clear mission. Now, I'm a single dad with a son who's about to graduate and go off to college. I want be there for my son and I want to get back to a normal life...but something is holding me back. I can't quite pinpoint what is missing. What it is that keeps me up at night. Or I couldn't, until I walked into the Moonlight Diner and met her.
©2019 Scarlet Lantern Publishing (P)2019 Scarlet Lantern Publishing
Sassy, dramatic, hot-headed are just some of the words used to describe me since the time I was born. A few little mishaps growing up and my mom has a running "Emerson Baker" prayer circle, and I have the reputation of a spit-fire that won't go away. I prefer the terms loyal, passionate, fiery, and possibly a bit impulsive. So when my best friend proposes the concept of starting our own business, I jump on the idea. Cheaters Beware! That should be our motto...because your secrets can't stay hidden for long with Trixsters Anonymous on the case. We are the moonlighting duo hell-bent on helping those who suspect their lovers are cheating. We're professional, careful, and completely anonymous...what could possibly go wrong? Walker Scott...that's what goes wrong. I never stood a chance against the gorgeous, hazel-eyed, fiercely determined man who storms into my life and completely blindsides me. He's the proof that opposites attract - and when they do, the chemistry is explosive. Did I mention he's also a detective? A very, very, talented detective? Pretty soon being a Trixster is a lot more complicated.
©2017 Ahren Sanders (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
For fans of action-adventure romance where danger is just around the corner and the chance for love is on the line. Listen to the first three books in the best-selling Griffin Force series now. The Captive (Griffin Force, book one) Former Navy SEAL Jake Williams is the newly appointed head of a task force assigned to rescue a kidnapped American diplomat. Their only hope is Mya Amari, the daughter of a notorious Algerian hostage negotiator, but she is full of secrets and complications - something Jake takes as a personal challenge. As they grow closer, the threat to the mission escalates, and time runs out for the hostages. Can Jake unravel the web of deception to save them all without getting caught in the crossfire? Mya Amari has been in hiding nearly her entire life to escape her father's enemies. But when her sister is kidnapped along with an American diplomat, she'll do anything to bring her home, including walking into the enemy's lair. She doesn't trust anyone, especially the too-handsome-for-his-own-good Commander Williams, but when all her careful plans explode out of control, he's the only one she can turn to with the truth about her family. Is it too little, too late? The Captain (Griffin Force , book two) Captain Colt Mitchell is part of the elite Griffin Force team hunting down terrorist Nazer al-Raimi. After an attack on the Canadian Parliament buildings, the team gets good intel on Nazer's whereabouts. They plan to grab him, but when the mission goes wrong, Colt is captured and dragged away. Bruised, restrained, and disoriented, Colt is stunned to see Brenna Wilson, the Canadian intelligence officer who broke his heart years ago, standing next to Nazer. But how deep is she in the operation, and can she help Colt escape? After the devastating attack on Canadian soil, Brenna is recruited to go undercover to find out what Nazer is planning next. She's close to her goal, until her former flame Colt Mitchell is taken hostage. Walking away from him has always been her biggest regret, and she knows she has to save him, even if it blows her mission. Taking matters into her own hands, she pulls off a daring escape, but Colt and Brenna must learn to trust each other again if they want to stay alive. With their hearts and their lives on the line, can they survive long enough to stop Nazer from ravaging another country's sense of security? The Capture (Griffin Force, book three) Julian Bennet, head of Griffin Force, finally finds love with Zaya Altes, but the day he buys her an engagement ring, international terrorist Nazer al-Raimi abducts her. Getting her back consumes him, yet it takes nearly six months to find her. The daring mission to extract her from a hidden prison in Afghanistan is successful, but Zaya has suffered during captivity. Though she's grateful to Julian for breaking her out, she wants nothing to do with him. Before he can show her how much he still loves her, Nazer finds them and vows revenge. Can Julian keep Zaya safe and still stop Nazer, once and for all? Zaya Altes nearly gave up hope of ever being rescued, but when Griffin Force finally finds her, returning to life is harder than she imagined. While her feelings for Julian are as strong as ever, she feels too broken to recapture what they once had. Instead, Zaya jumps at a chance to trap Nazer, wanting vengeance for what she's endured. As the final showdown draws near, however, Zaya will have to make an unimaginable choice to let Nazer close to her again. But when a shocking web of betrayal is uncovered in their own ranks, their one chance to capture him is compromised. Julian and Zaya will put everything on the line, but can they survive this ultimate test and finally reach for their chance at happiness? RONE Award finalist for Best Suspense.
©2015, 2016, 2017 Julie Coulter Bellon (P)2020 Julie Coulter Bellon
Trigger Thinking Id eventually have it all f--ked me more than accepting Id be no more than the ridiculous biker whose only gift was causing havoc on my brothers. Ive had my eyes set on Sadie since I realized a boner wasnt a medical condition, but one hell of a good time. She was it for me. After nine years of chasing and three years of being her buddy behind closed doors, she gave me the proverbial boot. I suppose I shouldnt have taken life with a grain of salt and realized wed have nothing more than a good time in the bedroom and a few laughs with friends. She was it for me...or so I thought. Razz Thinking Id have the life I always dreamed of by the time I turned 25 and having the exact opposite could discourage a weaker woman, but not me. I dont have the dream job, the house with the picket fence, or the kids to fill the backyard with laughs, but I do have two steady incomes, an apartment I share with my best friend, and a healthy sex life. What more could I ask for? I wanted him. After watching the boy I grew up with gradually turn into a man, my crush knew no bounds. He never really saw me. I was just the girl who he picked on and took up for when anyone but him picked on me. I was the girl on the sidelines watching him fall madly in love with a woman who never returned the gesture. Now, shes devastated his life and made him second guess himself. Now, Im the one he wants to fall back on, but Ive been there done that and got the scars on my heart to prove it. He was blind, but now he sees, but thats not enough for me to let him heal the wounds that hes inflicted. This is a standalone, but to better understand some of the situations, you should enjoy Minor Glitches and Major Conflict first. This audiobook is meant for an audience 18 and older. There are some scenes that may not be suitable for some listeners.
©2017 Dana Arden (P)2018 Dana Arden
Can a message in a bottle lead to a happily ever after? Best-selling thriller author Jenny Hanford never expects anything to happen the night she whimsically throws her requirements for true love into the ocean. Thirteen months later, however, she hears back from the man who found her bottle. Exchanging carefree emails and texts with Dare makes Jenny smile and fills her days with anticipation. She doesn't know much about him, but his humor and kindness keep her replying. Flirting long-distance is fun and safe, but she can't deny her growing affection for her online friend. When she discovers Dare is a soldier who has been injured in the line of duty, she's given the opportunity to visit him. Jenny wants to go, but she's afraid he'll turn out to be as make-believe as the characters she creates. What are the odds Dare could be her real dream hero?
©2017 Melissa McClone (P)2020 Melissa McClone
Will unexpected encounters lead to endless love? Struggling to put the events of his last deployment behind him, US marine sniper Drew Slater travels to the beaches of Mombasa, Kenya. Still healing from physical and emotional wounds sustained in a mission gone wrong, love is the last thing on Drews mind. That is, until a beautiful brunette bumps into him in an airport coffee shop. Though eager to visit her sister for the first time in Kenya, Officer Roxy Carter is anxious about flying. During her layover in London, she accidentally spills her drink on a handsome stranger. Embarrassed, Roxy hurries away, believing she will never see him again. Unforeseen circumstances bring the two together for a whirlwind courtship. Will their relationship end on the white sands of Mombasa or grow and flourish despite the challenges they face?
©2020 Martha Pruett (P)2020 Martha Pruett
Bedroom games are fine...but I need a woman who wont play with my heart. After years in the military, Ive faced down a lot of things, and theres not much I shy away from. Except relationships. Because when you catch your wife in bed with another man, that tends to sour even the most hardened man against women. When I was hired to keep surveillance on a woman with a checkered past, I went into the job anticipating the worst. But what I found was a woman who turned my head. Who made my blood heat and my body burn. A woman who made me feel alive again. A woman who was nothing like what I expected, but everything I wanted. A woman who, it turned out, needed my protection. And wanted my touch. And as the world fell out from under us, and everything I thought I knew shifted, there was only one reality I could hold onto - that the more I got to know her, the more I wanted her. But if Im going to make her mine, Ill have to not only keep her safe, Ill have to prove to her that Ive conquered my own fears and doubts. That Im done looking into the past, and that all I want is a future - with her. Each Blackwell-Lyon book is a stand-alone romance with its own HEA! Books in the series: Lovely Little Liar Pretty Little Player Sexy Little Sinner
©2018 Julie Kenner (P)2019 Julie Kenner
Life is a series of events, one leading you to another. The hell I lived through with my drug-addicted parents led me to the Marine Corps. Committing my life to my country was easy. My brothers were my family - all I had and all I needed. I wasnt looking for her, but I should have known life had other plans. It led me to her. From the moment we met, I knew he was different - I just didnt realize he'd change my life. He was a guy on leave, an acquaintance. Until he was something more, something unforgettable. I never imagined he'd leave 10 days later, taking a piece of me with him. Then again, maybe I did know. I just didn't care. He was worth it.
©2018 Kaylee Ryan (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
After a year of recovery, wounded war veteran Jonah Harrison comes home for Christmas. No longer the outgoing high school track star, he just wants to be left alone, away from well-meaning friends and neighbors. But when a blizzard strands him with Kami Jackson - the girl who once knew him best - he cant hide anything from her, no matter how much he wants to. Kami has a wounded heart of her own, though, and it might take a miracle - or at least two matchmaking dogs - for them to find the healing they both long for and the courage to reach for a chance at love.
©2018 Julie Coulter Bellon (P)2019 Julie Coulter Bellon
Sloan Kennedy and Dan Malloy met at Bagram and shared a passionate month-long affair. Their relationship was supposed to be no-strings, but Sloan fell hard for the strong soldier. Things changed after the two were involved in a rescue mission that ended in the death of Dan's copilot. Riddled with guilt over the accident and the loss of his friend, Dan walked away from Sloan and his destroyed military career. Four years later, Dan is a helicopter pilot for Delos, flying team members to their various charities in Sudan. When chatter starts up that terrorists are targeting Delos charities, Dan is assigned a security escort from Artemus for his duration of the assignment. He is shocked when his bodyguard turns out to be the woman who has haunted his dreams for years: Sloan Kennedy. Thrown together again, old feelings bubble to the surface, but danger is lurking nearby. Sloan and Dan will be lucky to walk away from this mission with their lives - and hearts - intact. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Nauman Living Trust (P)2018 Tantor
"Bellon keeps readers guessing and turning pages...." (Deseret News) "Those who enjoy international intrigue and high action novels won't want to miss this one!" (Meridian Magazine) "The Capture is an intense, action-packed story that will have readers onthe edge of their seats until the dramatic conclusion. (InD'Tale Magazine) Whitney Award Finalist in Mystery/Suspense A daring rescue. A need for vengeance. Everything is on the line. Julian Bennet, head of Griffin Force, finally finds love with Zaya Altes, but the day he buys her an engagement ring, international terrorist Nazer al-Raimi abducts her. Getting her back consumes him, yet it takes nearly six months to find her. The daring mission to extract her from a hidden prison in Afghanistan is successful, but Zaya has suffered during captivity. Though she's grateful to Julian for breaking her out, she wants nothing to do with him. Before he can show her how much he still loves her, Nazer finds them and vows revenge. Can Julian keep Zaya safe and still stop Nazer once and for all? Zaya Altes nearly gave up hope of ever being rescued, but when Griffin Force finally finds her, returning to life is harder than she imagined. While her feelings for Julian are as strong as ever, she feels too broken to recapture what they once had. Instead, Zaya jumps at a chance to trap Nazer, wanting vengeance for what she's endured. As the final showdown draws near, however, Zaya will have to make an unimaginable choice to let Nazer close to her again. But when a shocking web of betrayal is uncovered in their own ranks, their one chance to capture him is compromised. Julian and Zaya will put everything on the line, but can they survive this ultimate test and finally reach for their chance at happiness?
©2017 Julie Coulter Bellon (P)2020 Julie Coulter Bellon
To save a friend's life, she'll sacrifice anything. Even herself. Brynna Monet is on a man diet for the rest of her life. No more G-men, spies, or soldiers, period. Will power comes easily from the scars left on her heart by a string of dominant bad boys who have all asked too high a price for her passion - her trust. When the unspeakable happens and her best friend is abducted by a madman, Brynn is assigned as a secret consultant on one of the military's riskiest rescue missions, but she's got help from a pair of the Special Forces' most notorious bad boys - Rhett Lange and Rebel Stafford. From the moment Brynn lands in the middle of a Texas wilderness with these two, she questions the sanity of her decision - and the survival of her willpower. Like the most decadent dominant dessert, Rhett and Rebel embody everything her body craves - and everything her spirit fears. Their control unravels her fantasies, their command exposes her desire...and their courage moves her heart. But, like all dreams, it's temporary. She knows better than to give up her trust - until the fate of the mission hinges on exactly that. Can she face her biggest fear to save a friend's life while retaining her own soul?
©2018 Waterhouse Press, LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
In February 1865, the end was clearly in sight for the Confederate government. Lees defeat at Gettysburg had dashed the hopes of the Confederate army, and Grants victory at Vicksburg had cut the South in two. An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Lincoln by Southern partisans. It is also the story of two men, antagonists yet political partners, who struggled during this time to achieve their own differing visions for the South: Jefferson Davis, the autocratic president of the Confederate States, who vowed never to surrender whatever the cost; and the practical and warm General John C. Breckinridge, secretary of war, who hoped pragmatism would save the shattered remnants of the land he loved so dearly. Pulitzer Prize nominee William C. Davis traces the astounding flight of these men, and the entire Confederate cabinet, as they flee south from Richmond by train, then by mule, then on foot. Using original research, he narrates, with dramatic style and clear historical accuracy, the futile quarrels of Davis and Breckinridge as they try to evade bands of Northern pursuers and describes their eventual - and separate - captures. The result is a rich canvas of a time of despair and defeat, a charged tale full of physical adventure and political battle that sweeps from the marble halls of Richmond to a dingy room in a Havana hotel.
©2001 William C. Davis (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
While fighting his way toward Atlanta, William T. Sherman encountered his biggest roadblock at Kennesaw Mountain, where Joseph E. Johnstons Army of Tennessee held a heavily fortified position. The opposing armies confronted each other from June 19 to July 3, 1864, and Sherman initially tried to outflank the Confederates. His men endured heavy rains, artillery duels, sniping, and a fierce battle at Kolbs Farm before Sherman decided to attack Johnstons position directly on June 27. Kennesaw Mountain tells the story of an important phase of the Atlanta campaign. Historian Earl J. Hess explains how this battle, with its combination of maneuver and combat, severely tried the patience and endurance of the common soldier and why Johnstons strategy might have been the Confederates best chance to halt the federal drive toward Atlanta. He gives special attention to the engagement at Kolbs Farm on June 22 and Shermans assault on June 27. A final section explores the Confederate earthworks preserved within the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2013 Earl J. Hess (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
When two of his American employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: American businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, hand-picked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared. Please note: The narration speed for this title is unusually fast. The publisher is investigating the issue.
©1983 Ken Follett (P)1984 Brilliance Audio
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed...and how horrible it became. Tuchman masterfully portrays this transition from 19th to 20th Century, focusing on the turning point in the year 1914: the month leading up to the war and the first month of the war. With fine attention to detail, she reveals how and why the war started, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't, managing to make the story utterly suspenseful even when we already know the outcome.
©1990 Dr. Lester Tuchman (P)2005 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists. Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.
©2017 Head of Zeus (P)2017 Penguin Random House LLC
The number one New York Times best-selling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2020 BY The Washington Post HuffPost The Seattle Times Lit Hub The Week PopSugar On Winston Churchills first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next 12 months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally - and willing to fight to the end. In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." It is a story of political brinkmanship, but its also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchills prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and, of course, 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports - some released only recently - Larson provides a new lens on Londons darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamelas illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchills "Secret Circle", to whom he turns in the hardest moments. The Splendid and the Vile takes listeners out of todays political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchills eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together. This audiobook includes a recording of Winston Churchill's 1941 Christmas Eve speech.
©2020 Erik Larson (P)2020 Random House Audio
The definitive history of the Vikings - from arts and culture to politics and cosmology - by a distinguished archaeologist with decades of expertise The Viking Age - from 750 to 1050 saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the wider world. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they ranged from eastern North America to the Asian steppe. But for centuries, the Vikings have been seen through the eyes of others, distorted to suit the tastes of medieval clerics and Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian imperialists, Nazis, and more. None of these appropriations capture the real Vikings, or the richness and sophistication of their culture. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology and religion, their material world. Known today for a stereotype of maritime violence, the Vikings exported new ideas, technologies, beliefs, and practices to the lands they discovered and the peoples they encountered, and in the process were themselves changed. From Eirík Bloodaxe, who fought his way to a kingdom, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the most traveled woman in the world, Children of Ash and Elm is the definitive history of the Vikings and their time.
©2020 Neil Price (P)2020 Recorded Books
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the one-hundredth anniversary of the disaster. On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds", and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. He knew, moreover, that his ship--the fastest then in service--could outrun any threat. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger's U-boat,but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their ways toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small--hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more--all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history. It is a story that many of us think we know but don't, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour, mystery, and real-life suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle to President Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster that helped place America on the road to war.
©2015 Erik Larson (P)2014 Random House Audio
Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan.
Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years. What began as merely an interesting speculative problem in physics grew into the Manhattan Project and then into the bomb with frightening rapidity, while scientists known only to their peers - Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and yon Neumann - stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight.
Richard Rhodes takes us on that journey step by step, minute by minute, and gives us the definitive story of man's most awesome discovery and invention. The Making of the Atomic Bomb has been compared in its sweep and importance to William L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It is at once a narrative tour de force and a document as powerful as its subject.
©1995 Richard Rhodes (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
This program is read by the author. In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy - and explores why some of this countrys oldest wounds have never healed. Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the Lost Cause myth: that Lee was the greatest man who ever lived, and that the Confederates were underdogs who lost the Civil War with honor. Now, as a retired brigadier general and Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, his view has radically changed. From a soldier, a scholar, and a southerner, Ty Seidule believes that American history demands a reckoning. In a unique blend of history and reflection, Seidule deconstructs the truth about the Confederacy - that its undisputed primary goal was the subjugation and enslavement of Black Americans - and directly challenges the idea of honoring those who labored to preserve that system and committed treason in their failed attempt to achieve it. Through the arc of Seidules own life, as well as the culture that formed him, he seeks a path to understanding why the facts of the Civil War have remained buried beneath layers of myth and even outright lies - and how they embody a cultural gulf that separates millions of Americans to this day. Part history lecture, part meditation on the Civil War and its fallout, and part memoir, Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the deeply-held legends and myths of the Confederacy - and provides a surprising interpretation of essential truths that our country still has a difficult time articulating and accepting. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press "Perhaps the best attribute of this fine book is the authors honesty. Its difficult to imagine a more timely book than Robert E. Lee and Me. At this pivotal moment, when we are debating some of the most painful aspects of our history, Seidules unsparing assessment of the Lost Cause provides an indispensable contribution to the discussion. (Washington Post) A timely, powerful, compelling - and courageous - book. In Robert E. Lee and Me, Brigadier General Ty Seidule takes readers on a fascinating intellectual journey...This is a book of enormous importance and tremendous insight, a book that only a true southerner - and a true historian - could have written. (General David Petraeus) A beautiful, often searing meditation on race, history, and the American narrative. Evocative and provocative, Robert E. Lee and Me is honest, wry, and utterly engaging. (Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The British are Coming)
©2021 Ty Seidule (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and John Dos Passos. The idealism of the cause--defending democracy from fascism at a time when Europe was darkening toward another world war--and the brutality of the conflict drew from them some of their best work: Guernica, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Homage to Catalonia, The Spanish Earth. The war spurred breakthroughs in military and medical technology as well. New aircraft, new weapons, new tactics and strategy all emerged in the intense Spanish conflict. Indiscriminate destruction raining from the sky became a dreaded reality for the first time. Progress also arose from the horror: The doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve with the Spanish defenders devised major advances in battlefield surgery and front-line blood transfusion. In those ways, and in many others, the Spanish Civil War served as a test bed for World War II and for the entire twentieth century. From the life of John James Audubon to the invention of the atomic bomb, listeners have long relied on Richard Rhodes to explain, distill, and dramatize crucial moments in history. Now he takes us onto battlefields and into bomb shelters, into the studios of artists, into the crowded wards of war hospitals, and into the hearts and minds of a rich cast of characters to show how the ideological, aesthetic, and technological developments that emerged in Spain changed the world forever.
©2015 Richard Rhodes (P)2015 Simon and Schuster
Touched off by a terrorist act in Bosnia and spreading all too quickly beyond the expectations of those who were involved, World War I was an unprecedented catastrophe with a ghastly cost. After this first "total war" - the first conflict involving entire societies mobilized to wage unrestrained war, devoting all their wealth, industries, institutions, and the lives of their citizens to win victory at any price - the world itself would never be the same. These 36 riveting half-hour lectures cut through the tangle of historical data to uncover the patterns that make sense of complex events. Whereas most World War I narratives focus on the Western Front in France and Flanders, with its mazelike trenches, gas attacks, constant shelling, assaults "over the top" into withering machine gun fire, and duels of dog-fighting aviators in the sky, Professor Liulevicius also devotes great attention to other important arenas, including the Eastern Front, the Southern Fronts, the War at Sea, the Arab Revolt, the Communist Revolution, the Armenian Massacre, the Spanish Influenza, and more. Professor Liulevicius combines chronological and thematic approaches for a sweeping survey of World War I's many dimensions. He explores themes such as the surprising eagerness of all parties to plunge into mutual slaughter, the unexpected endurance of societies undergoing total war, the radically different hopes and hatreds that the war evoked, with remarkable contrasts between western and eastern Europe, the meanings that the different sides ascribed to the war, and the role of various ideologies in the war's course and conduct. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses
In the aftermath of World War II, Prussia - a centuries-old state pivotal to Europe's development - ceased to exist. In their eagerness to erase all traces of the Third Reich from the earth, the Allies believed that Prussia, the very embodiment of German militarism, had to be abolished. But as Christopher Clark reveals in this pioneering history, Prussia's legacy is far more complex. What we find is a kingdom that existed nearly half a millennium ago as a patchwork of territorial fragments, with neither significant resources nor a coherent culture. With its capital in Berlin, Prussia grew from being a small, poor, disregarded medieval state into one of the most vigorous and powerful nations in Europe. Iron Kingdom traces Prussia's involvement in the continent's foundational religious and political conflagrations: from the devastations of the Thirty Years' War through centuries of political machinations to the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, from the enlightenment of Frederick the Great to the destructive conquests of Napoleon, and from the "iron and blood" policies of Bismarck to the creation of the German Empire in 1871 and all that implied for the tumultuous 20th century.
©2006 Christopher Clark (P)2017 Tantor
One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark's riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself, but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict. Clark traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the key decision centers in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade, and examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914 and details the mutual misunderstandings and unintended signals that drove the crisis forward in a few short weeks. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Christopher Clark's The Sleepwalkers is a dramatic and authoritative chronicle of Europe's descent into a war that tore the world apart.
©2013 Christopher Clark (P)2019 HarperAudio
Battle: The Story of the Bulge, John Toland's first work of military history, recounts the saga of beleaguered American troops as they resisted Hitler's deadly counter offensive in World War II's Battle of the Bulge - and turned it into an Allied victory. It is a gripping work, painstakingly researched and imbued with such vivid detail that listeners will feel as though they themselves witnessed these events. This is a book not to be missed by anyone interested in this tumultuous era of our world's history.
©1959 John Toland (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A riveting and authoritative history of the single most important event in English history: The Norman Conquest. An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This new history explains why the Norman Conquest was the most significant cultural and military episode in English history. Assessing the original evidence at every turn, Marc Morris goes beyond the familiar outline to explain why England was at once so powerful and yet so vulnerable to William the Conquerors attack; why the Normans, in some respects less sophisticated, possessed the military cutting edge; how Williams hopes of a united Anglo-Norman realm unraveled, dashed by English rebellions, Viking invasions, and the insatiable demands of his fellow conquerors. This is a tale of powerful drama, repression, and seismic social change: the Battle of Hastings itself; the sudden introduction of castles and the massive rebuilding of every major church; the total destruction of an ancient ruling class. Language, law, architecture, and even attitudes toward life itself were altered forever by the coming of the Normans.
©2012 Marc Morris (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times best-selling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project were alarmed to learn that Nazi Germany was far outpacing the Allies in nuclear weapons research; Hitler, with just a few pounds of uranium, would have the capability to reverse the entire D-Day operation and conquer Europe. So they assembled a rough and motley crew of geniuses - dubbed the Alsos Mission - and sent them careening into Axis territory to spy on, sabotage, and even assassinate members of Nazi Germany's feared Uranium Club. No theater of the war, from battlefields to laboratories, was considered off-limits, and for good reason: the entire outcome of the war rested on its shoulders. The details of the mission rival the finest spy thriller, but it's the incredible characters - both heroes and rogues alike - who make this story sing. There's an ex-Major League baseball catcher turned clandestine spy. There's Joe Kennedy Jr., who died trying to out-macho his kid brother, future president John F. Kennedy. There's a Dutch physicist who, while hunting down top German scientists, also needed to save his Jewish parents from the concentration camps. There are Nobel Prize winners like Werner Heisenberg, Albert Einstein, and Irène Joliot-Curie, daughter of Marie Curie. And dozens more. Thrust into the dark world of international espionage, these scientists and soldiers played a vital and largely untold role in turning back one of the darkest tides in human history. "Richly informative.... Once again, Kean proves his mettle as one of science literature's most gifted practitioners." (Booklist) "Riveting.... Kean has a knack for distilling chemistry to its essential elements, using stories and humor.... this is a dose of fresh air. (Library Journal) "Compelling stuff, written with verve and in a style that veers between simple lightheartedness and open jocularity.... Eminently accessible and enjoyable." (Robin McKie, The Guardian)
©2019 Sam Kean (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson led the design of such crucial aircraft as the P-38 and Constellation, but he will be more remembered for the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. His extraordinary leadership of the Lockheed "Skunk Works" cemented his reputation as a legendary figure in American aerospace management.
©1985 Smithsonian Institution (P)2019 Tantor
Septembre 1939. Alors que Varsovie est écrasée sous les bombes allemandes, les accords du "Nocturne en ut dièse mineur" de Chopin s'élèvent à la radio nationale. L'interprète s'appelle Wladyslaw Szpilman. Il est juif. Pour lui, c'est une longue nuit qui commence... Une longue nuit dont l'issue aurait pu être la mort, sans un officier allemand, Wilm Hosenfeld - le plus improbable des sauveteurs. Hanté par l'atrocité des crimes nazis, il va protéger et sauver le pianiste. Mort en 2000 à Varsovie, Wladyslaw Szpilman a eu une carrière internationale de compositeur et de pianiste. Il aura fallu plus de cinquante ans pour que l'on redécouvre enfin ce texte, sobre et émouvant. Suivi d'extraits du journal de Wilm Hosenfeld ; Présentation d'Andrzej Szpilman ; Postface de Wolf Biermann.
©1998 / 2001 Wladyslaw Szpilman / Traduction française : Éditions Robert Laffont, S.A, Paris. Traduit par Bernard Cohen (P)2020 Lizzie, un département dUnivers Poche, Paris
History called on Harry Truman to unite the Western world against Soviet communism, but first he had to rally Republicans and Democrats behind Americas most dramatic foreign policy shift since George Washington delivered his farewell address. How did one of the least prepared presidents to walk into the Oval Office become one of its most successful? The year was 1947. The Soviet Union had moved from being Americas uneasy ally in the Second World War to its most feared enemy. With Joseph Stalins ambitions pushing westward, Turkey was pressured from the east while communist revolutionaries overran Greece. The British Empire was battered from its war with Hitler and suddenly teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Only America could afford to defend freedom in the West, and the effort was spearheaded by a president who hadnt even been elected to that office. But Truman would wage a domestic political battle that carried with it the highest of stakes, inspiring friends and foes alike to join in his crusade to defend democracy across the globe. In Saving Freedom, Joe Scarborough recounts the historic forces that moved Truman toward his countrys long twilight struggle against Soviet communism, and how this untested president acted decisively to build a lasting coalition that would influence Americas foreign policy for generations to come. On March 12, 1947, Truman delivered an address before a joint session of Congress announcing a policy of containment that would soon become known as the Truman Doctrine. That doctrine pledged that the United States would support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. The untested presidents policy was a radical shift from 150 years of isolationism, but it would prove to be the pivotal moment that guaranteed Western Europes freedom, the American Centurys rise, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. Trumans triumph over the personal and political struggles that confronted him following his ascension to the presidency is an inspiring tale of American leadership, fierce determination, bipartisan unity, and courage in the face of the rising Soviet threat. Saving Freedom explores one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century, a turning point when patriotic Americans of both political parties worked together to defeat tyranny. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.
©2020 Joe Scarborough (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its proper historical importance the role of sea power in the winning of the Great War.
The predominant image of this first world war is of mud and trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, poison gas, and slaughter. A generation of European manhood was massacred, and a wound was inflicted on European civilization that required the remainder of the twentieth century to heal.
But with all its sacrifice, trench warfare did not win the war for one side or lose it for the other. Over the course of four years, the lines on the Western Front moved scarcely at all; attempts to break through led only to the lengthening of the already unbearably long casualty lists.
For the true story of military upheaval, we must look to the sea. On the eve of the war in August 1914, Great Britain and Germany possessed the two greatest navies the world had ever seen. When war came, these two fleets of dreadnoughts - gigantic floating castles of steel able to hurl massive shells at an enemy miles away - were ready to test their terrible power against each other.
Their struggles took place in the North Sea and the Pacific, at the Falkland Islands and the Dardanelles. They reached their climax when Germany, suffocated by an implacable naval blockade, decided to strike against the British ring of steel. The result was Jutland, a titanic clash of fifty-eight dreadnoughts, each the home of a thousand men.
When the German High Seas Fleet retreated, the kaiser unleashed unrestricted U-boat warfare, which, in its indiscriminate violence, brought a reluctant America into the war. In this way, the German effort to seize the trident by defeating the British navy led to the fall of the German empire.
Ultimately, the distinguishing feature of Castles of Steel is the author himself. The knowledge, understanding, and literary power Massie brings to this story are unparalleled. His portrayals of Winston Churchill, the British admirals Fisher, Jellicoe, and Beatty, and the Germans Scheer, Hipper, and Tirpitz are stunning in their veracity and artistry.
Castles of Steel is about war at sea, leadership and command, courage, genius, and folly. All these elements are given magnificent scope by Robert K. Massies special and widely hailed literary mastery.
From the Hardcover edition.
©2003 Robert K. Massie (P)2012 Random House Audio
On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the US Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. On a shoestring budget and with little support, Pedersen picked eight of the finest pilots to help train a new generation to bend jets like the F-4 Phantom to their will and learn how to dogfight all over again. What resulted was nothing short of a revolution - one that took young American pilots from the crucible of combat training in the California desert to the blistering skies of Vietnam, in the process raising America's Navy combat kill ratio from two enemy planes downed for every American plane lost to more than 22 to 1. Topgun emerged not only as an icon of America's military dominance immortalized by Hollywood but as a vital institution that would shape the nation's military strategy for generations to come. Pedersen takes listeners on a colorful and thrilling ride - from Miramar to Area 51 to the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace - through a historic moment in air warfare. He helped establish a legacy that was built by him and his "Original Eight" - the best of the best - and carried on for six decades by some of America's greatest leaders. Topgun is a heartfelt and personal testimonial to patriotism, sacrifice, and American innovation and daring. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Dan Pedersen (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood - and the United States was truly born. If you've ever wanted to understand the Civil War, this series of 48 startlingly evocative lectures by a leading Civil War historian can serve as both an ideal single course or a solid starting point for further exploration - a richly detailed examination of how this great conflict affected every person in America. For you'll gain not only a deep knowledge of what happened, but new insights into why. You'll learn how both sides' armies were recruited, equipped, and trained, and about the hard lot of those they took prisoner. You'll hear how soldiers on each of those sides dealt with the rigors of camp life, campaigns, and the terror of combat. And you'll understand how slaves and their falling masters responded to the advancing war, as well as the desperate price paid by the families so many left behind. Though this series of lectures goes far beyond a simple examination of battles and generals, it also offers detailed analyses of the strategic and tactical dimensions of the Civil War's most important campaigns. At the same time, it never forgets that the conflict involved far more than pins on a map - and indeed claimed a greater cost in human lives than all other American wars combined. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2000 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2000 The Great Courses
The eagerly awaited final volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Atkinson's New York Times best-selling Liberation Trilogy. It is the 20th century's unrivaled epic: At a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his best-selling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all - the titanic battle in Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the war's final campaign, and Atkinson's astonishingly fresh account of that enormous gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich - all these historic moments come utterly alive. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at all levels, from presidents and prime ministers to ambitious generals, from war-weary lieutenants to terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the awe-inspiring effort that led to Germany's surrender. With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Rick Atkinson's remarkable accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that restored freedom to the West. His lively, occasionally lyric prose brings the vast theater of battle, from the beaches of Normandy deep into Germany, brilliantly alive. It is hard to imagine a better history of the western front's final phase.
©2013 Rich Atkinson (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War A gripping chronicle of the band of maverick aviators who signed on for the suicidal, dangerous top-secret "Wild Weasel" missions during the Vietnam War - which used controversial and revolutionary tactics to combat Soviet missile technology - from New York Times best-selling author Dan Hampton. On July 24, 1965, Soviet advisors to North Vietnam launched an SA-2 surface-to-air missile (SAM), blowing an American F-4 Phantom out of the sky - the first of several kills using this menacing system. To counter this new weaponry, stunned Pentagon officials created a classified program - "Wild Weasel I" - pairing experimental equipment with a highly select group of electronic warfare officers and fighter pilots to combat this deadly threat. The men who did this became the "Hunter Killers" - and it is time to know their names. Fifty years later Dan Hampton provides a cockpit view of this highly classified military program that was a radical departure from conventional fighter jet tactics. These courageous, daring, and skilled warriors risked their lives to fight the SAMs and save their brother aviators. Using firsthand accounts and declassified documents from both sides of the conflict, The Hunter Killers takes listeners into the skies and up close to the bloody duels that left half the Weasels dead or captured. At its center are the men who risked everything to fight the most dangerous antiaircraft weapons the world had seen. Acclaimed Texas historian Stephen L. Moore's Texas Rising, the official companion to the epic History series of the same name, brings to life the violent Texas frontier and the Rangers' heroic deeds during the Texas Revolution. Texas Rising is an unforgettable history of this iconic band of fighters.
©2015 Ascalon, LLC (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L. Shirer didn't just research the fall of France. He was there. In just six weeks, he watched the Third Reich topple one of the world's oldest military powers - and institute a rule of terror and paranoia. Based on in-person conversation with the leaders, diplomats, generals, and ordinary citizens who both shaped the events of this time and lived through them on a daily basis, Shirer shapes a compelling account of historical events - without losing sight of the personal experience. From the heroic efforts of the Freedom Fighters to the tactical military misjudgments that caused the fall and the daily realities of life for French citizens under Nazi rule, this fascinating and exhaustively documented account from one of the 20th century's most important historians makes the events of the fall accessible to a younger audience in vivid and memorable style.
©2019 William L. Shirer (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Dynamics of Military Revolution aims to bridge a major gap in the emerging literature on revolutions in military affairs, suggesting that there have been two very different phenomena at work over the past centuries: "military revolutions", which are driven by vast social and political changes; and "revolutions in military affairs", which military institutions have directed, although usually with great difficulty and ambiguous results. By providing both a conceptual framework and a historical context for thinking about revolutionary changes in military affairs, the work establishes a baseline for understanding the patterns of change, innovation, and adaptation that have marked war in the Western World since the 13th century - beginning with Edward III's revolutionary changes in medieval warfare, through the development of modern Western military institutions in 17th-century France, to the cataclysmic changes of the First World War and the German Blitzkrieg victories of 1940. This history provides a guide for thinking about military revolutions in the coming century, which are as inevitable as they are difficult to predict.
©2001 MacGregor Knox and Williamson Murray (P)2020 Upfront Books
The Peloponnesian War pitted Athens and its allies against a league of city-states headed by Sparta. The ancient Greek historian Thucydides captured this drama with matchless insight in his classic eyewitness account of what was arguably the greatest war in the history of the world up to that time. These 36 half-hour lectures draw on Thucydides' classic account as well as other ancient sources to give you a full picture of the Greek world in uneasy peace and then all-out war in the late 5th century B.C. Professor Harl plunges you into the thick of politics, military strategy, economics, and technology. You will feel the ancient Greek world come alive as you explore the war debates at Athens and Sparta, the devastating plagues that swept through Athens, the Revolt of Mytilene, the Battle of Pylos, the disastrous Athenian and Spartan expedition to Sicily against Spartan allies. You'll experience the thick of action and consider lively scholarly debates that continue to this day. Unlike earlier great wars, the Peloponnesian War was not a conflict between kings, but between citizens from different city-states who shared the same language, gods, and festivals. Citizen assemblies decided questions of war - voting on their own fates, since they were the ones who had to do the fighting. One of the most remarkable aspects of this era is that culture flourished side-by-side with the politics of war - that, even as Athenian citizens were honoring Aristophanes' mocking antiwar play, The Acharnians, by giving it first prize in a drama competition, they were debating with equal ardor whether to continue the war, and deciding overwhelmingly to do so. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2007 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2007 The Great Courses
With this exciting and historically rich six-lecture course, experience for yourself the drama of this dynamic year in medieval history, centered on the landmark Norman Conquest. Taking you from the shores of Scandinavia and France to the battlefields of the English countryside, these lectures will plunge you into a world of fierce Viking warriors, powerful noble families, politically charged marriages, tense succession crises, epic military invasions, and much more. Your journey starts in the 10th and early 11th centuries, when power in England and Normandy was very much up for grabs - and when the small island nation was under continuous assault from Viking forces. Professor Paxton helps you gain a solid grasp of the complex political alliances and shifting relationships between figures such as Emma of Normandy, Cnut, and Edward the Confessor. She also recounts for you the two seminal battles that pitted England against the Scandinavians and the Normans: the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings. Throughout the lectures, Dr. Paxton opens your eyes to continued debates and controversies over this year and offers her own take on the Norman Conquest's enduring legacy and the fascinating results of this epic clash. By exploring the year 1066 what led up to it, what happened during that fateful year, and what changed as a result - you'll gain a sharper perspective and a greater understanding of everything that would come afterward. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2012 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2012 The Great Courses
D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the west - the object of books, films, television series, and documentaries. Yet as familiar as it is, as James Holland makes clear in his definitive history, many parts of the OVERLORD campaign, as it was known, are still shrouded in myth and assumed knowledge. Drawing freshly on widespread archives and on the testimonies of eye-witnesses, Holland relates the extraordinary planning that made Allied victory in France possible; indeed, the story of how hundreds of thousands of men, and mountains of materiel, were transported across the English Channel, is as dramatic a human achievement as any battlefield exploit. The brutal landings on the five beaches and subsequent battles across the plains and through the lanes and hedgerows of Normandy - a campaign that, in terms of daily casualties, was worse than any in World War I - come vividly to life in conferences where the strategic decisions of Eisenhower, Rommel, Montgomery, and other commanders were made, and through the memories of paratrooper Lieutenant Dick Winters of Easy Company, British corporal and tanker Reg Spittles, Thunderbolt pilot Archie Maltbie, German ordnance officer Hans Heinze, French resistance leader Robert Leblanc, and many others. For both sides, the challenges were enormous. The Allies confronted a disciplined German army stretched to its limit, which nonetheless caused tactics to be adjusted on the fly. Ultimately ingenuity, determination, and immense materiel strength - delivered with operational brilliance - made the difference. A stirring narrative by a pre-eminent historian, Normandy 44 offers important new perspective on one of historys most dramatic military engagements and is an invaluable addition to the literature of war.
©2019 James Holland (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks
Between the end of May and the beginning of August 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee oversaw the transition between the Overland Campaign - a remarkable saga of maneuvering and brutal combat - and what became a grueling siege of Petersburg that many months later compelled Confederates to abandon Richmond. Although many historians have marked Grant's crossing of the James River on June 12 to June 15 as the close of the Overland Campaign, this volume interprets the fighting from Cold Harbor on June 1 to June 3 through the Battle of the Crater on July 30 as the last phase of an operation that could have ended without a prolonged siege. The contributors to this volume assess the campaign from a variety of perspectives, examining strategy and tactics, the performances of key commanders on each side, the centrality of field fortifications, political repercussions in the United States and the Confederacy, the experiences of civilians caught in the path of the armies, and how the famous Battle of the Crater has resonated in historical memory. As a group the essays highlight the important connections between the home front and the battlefield, showing some of the ways in which military and nonmilitary affairs played off and influenced each other. Contributors include Keith S. Bohannon, Stephen Cushman, M. Keith Harris, Robert E. L. Krick, Kevin M. Levin, Kathryn Shively Meier, Gordon C. Rhea, and Joan Waugh.
©2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2015 Blackstone Audiobooks
Bloomsbury presents Mutiny on the Spanish Main by Angus Konstam, read by Sid Sagar. Mutiny on the Spanish Main tells the dramatic story of HMS Hermione, a British frigate which, in 1797, was the site of the bloodiest mutiny in British naval history, which saw the death of her captain and many of her officers. Though her crew handed her over to the Spanish, Hermione was subsequently recaptured in a daring raid on a Caribbean port two years later. Drawing on letters, reports, ship's logs and memoirs of the period, as well as previously unpublished Spanish sources, Angus Konstam intertwines extensive research with a fast-paced but balanced account of the mutiny and its consequences. Supported by informative inserts on the technical and tactical nuances of seamanship and naval warfare in the period, this book is both a fascinating narrative retelling and an informative guide to one of the most notorious events in the history of the Royal Navy.
©2020 Angus Konstam (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. Now, best-selling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians. Conditions on the track were hellish - rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition supplies were practically non-existent, and the men constantly battled malaria and dysentery, as well as the Japanese. Kokoda was a defining battle for Australia - a small force of young, ill-equipped Australians engaged a highly experienced and hitherto unstoppable Japanese force on a narrow, precarious jungle track - and defeated them.
©2005 Peter FitzSimons (P)2013 Audiobook recording produced by Evan Croker.
The Sleepwalkers is historian Christopher Clark's riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict. Clark traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the key decision centers in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade, and he examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914 and details the mutual misunderstandings and unintended signals that drove the crisis forward in a few short weeks. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, The Sleepwalkers is a dramatic and authoritative chronicle of Europe's descent into a war that tore the world apart.
©2012 Christopher Clark (P)2014 Tantor
Le Débarquement allié en Normandie, le 6 juin 1944, passe à juste titre pour un des grands tournants de la Seconde Guerre mondiale - à tel point que dans l'esprit de beaucoup de Français le reste de la guerre ne fut qu'une formalité. Or, il n'en est rien. Si le Débarquement fut un de ces moments où se forgent les légendes, la bataille qui s'ensuivit, connue sous le nom de bataille de Normandie, fut autrement plus longue, difficile et décisive. Antony Beevor révèle, pour la première fois, à quel point le désordre, l'improvisation, les erreurs stratégiques et tactiques, l'impréparation de leurs troupes faillirent coûter leur victoire aux Alliés. Seule leur écrasante supériorité aérienne leur permit de l'emporter - mais à quel prix, notamment en vies civiles françaises et en morts accidentelles dans leurs propres rangs ! Grâce à des archives inédites et aux debriefings des soldats américains sur le terrain, Antony Beevor nous livre une reconstitution entièrement nouvelle et à rebours des mythes dominants. Une immersion fascinante sur les plages du Débarquement et au sein des états-majors des différentes armées. TABLE DES MATIERES Chapitre 1 - La décision ; Chapitre 2 - Le poids de la croix de Lorraine ; Chapitre 3 - Surveillance sur la Manche ; Chapitre 4 - Le bouclage de la zone d'invasion ; Chapitre 5 - La nuit des parachutistes ; Chapitre 6 - La traversée de la Manche ; Chapitre 7 - Omaha ; Chapitre 8 - Utah Beach et les paras ; Chapitre 9 - Gold et Juno ; Chapitre 10 - Sword ; Chapitre 11 - La consolidation des têtes de pont ; Chapitre 12 - Échec à Caen ; Chapitre 13 - Villers-Bocage ; Chapitre 14 - Les Américains dans le Cotentin ; Chapitre 15 - Epsom ; Chapitre 16 - La bataille du Bocage ; Chapitre 17 - Caen et la colline du Calvaire ; Chapitre 18 - Ultime combat pour Saint-Lô ; Chapitre 19 - Goodwood ; Chapitre 20 - Le complot contre Hitler ; Chapitre 21 - Opération Cobra - la percée ; Chapitre 22 - Opération Cobra - la déferlante ; Chapitre 23 - La Bretagne et l'opération Bluecoat ; Chapitre 24 - La contre-offensive de Mortain ; Chapitre 25 - L'opération Totalize ; Chapitre 26 - Le marteau et l'enclume ; Chapitre 27 - Le piège meurtrier de la poche de Falaise ; Chapitre 28 - L'insurrection de Paris et la poussée vers la Seine ; Chapitre 29 - La libération de Paris ; Épilogue ; Remerciements.
©2009 Viking (Penguin) Calmann-Lévy (P)2020 Audiolb
Few events have captivated students of American history like the Civil War. Its most striking personalities seem somehow outsized, magnified beyond the ability of books or even legend to contain them. And few among those personalities have ever held our attention like General Robert Edward Lee. With his Army of Northern Virginia, Lee came to embody the cause of the Confederacy itself, inspiring a commitment from troops and civilians that eventually overshadowed even those given to its political leaders and institutions. This riveting series of 24 lectures from one of the nation's most respected Civil War historians explains how this came to pass, and how - in a war that produced no other successful Confederate armies - this amazing leader was able to create and inspire an army whose achievements resonated not only across the Confederacy but also throughout the North and in foreign capitals like London and Paris. You'll learn what Lee was actually like, and gain insights into his ideas about strategy and tactics. You'll grasp how battlefield events influenced public opinion on the home fronts of both the Union and the Confederacy. And, most of all, you'll grasp how crucial Lee's choices in forming his high command were to the war's events and outcome. These lectures have been designed to appeal to everyone who wants to understand more about the Civil War and why it unfolded as it did, whether your interest is in the strategy and tactics underlying its major battles or in the broader context within which those battles took place.
©2004 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2004 The Great Courses
As heard on the New Yorker Radio Hour: The triumphant and "engaging history" (The New Yorker) of the young women who devised a winning strategy that defeated Nazi U-boats and delivered a decisive victory in the Battle of the Atlantic. By 1941, Winston Churchill had come to believe that the outcome of World War II rested on the battle for the Atlantic. A grand strategy game was devised by Captain Gilbert Roberts and a group of 10 Wrens (members of the Women's Royal Naval Service) assigned to his team in an attempt to reveal the tactics behind the vicious success of the German U-boats. Played on a linoleum floor divided into painted squares, it required model ships to be moved across a make-believe ocean in a manner reminiscent of the childhood game Battleship. Through play, the designers developed "Operation Raspberry", a counter-maneuver that helped turn the tide of World War II. Combining vibrant novelistic storytelling with extensive research, interviews, and previously unpublished accounts, Simon Parkin describes for the first time the role that women played in developing the Allied strategy that, in the words of one admiral, "contributed in no small measure to the final defeat of Germany". Rich with unforgettable cinematic detail and larger-than-life characters, A Game of Birds and Wolves is a heart-wrenching tale of ingenuity, dedication, perseverance, and love, bringing to life the imagination and sacrifice required to defeat the Nazis at sea.
©2020 Simon Parkin (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company
The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history - 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government. But it left a chequered aftermath; it was of no wider significance for British interests and taught no lessons. It has since been overshadowed by the two Gulf Wars, however, its political ramifications cannot be overestimated. Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins account of the conflict is a modern classic of war reportage and the definitive book on the war. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, The Battle for the Falklands is a vivid chronicle of a call to arms and a thoughtful and informed analysis of an astonishing chapter in the history of our times. Max Hastings, author of over 20 books, has been editor of the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard. He has won many awards for his journalism, particularly his work in the south Atlantic in 1982.
©1983 Max Hastings (P)2014 Audible Studios
The First World War is one of historys greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europes mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will. A World Undone does not claim to have all the answers - if answers are even possible. However, it will provide listeners with enough information to understand why the questions persist, and perhaps in some cases, to arrive at conclusions of their own. A World Undone is a grand, tragic story brilliantly told. About the author: G. J. Meyer is a professional writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Harpers, and many other publications. While working for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University. He is the author of the New York Times best seller The Tudors, the Edgar Award-winning The Memphis Murders, and other works.
©2006 G. J. Meyer (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Of the many myths that emerged following the end of the Korean War, the prevailing one in the West was that of the absolute supremacy of US Air Force pilots and aircraft over their Soviet-supplied opponents. The claims of the 10:1 victory-loss ratio achieved by the US Air Force fighter pilots flying the North American F-86 Sabre against their communist adversaries, amongst other such fabrications, went unchallenged until the end of the Cold War, when Soviet records of the conflict were finally opened. From that point onwards, a very different story began to emerge. Far from decisive American victories over an unsophisticated opponent, the aerial battles of the Korean War were, at least in the early years, evenly matched affairs, fought to an approximate 1:1 victory-loss ratio. Though the Soviet victories declined over the following years, this had more to do with home politics than American tactics. In addition to the aerial combat over MiG Alley, this title covers the full range of US Air Force activities over Korea, including the failed strategic bombing campaign and the escalating nuclear threat. Incorporating first-hand accounts from those involved, both US and Soviet, this new history of the US Air Force in Korea reveals the full story of this bitter struggle in the Eastern skies.
©2019 Thomas McKelvey Cleaver (P)2019 Tantor
In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect reinforcements and supplies within eight weeks. Eight months later these heroic, gallant, determined "Rats of Tobruk" were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort against the might of Rommel's never-before-defeated Afrika Corps.
Like Gallipoli and Kokoda, the siege of Tobruk is an iconic battle in Australia's military history. Under ceaseless attack from Rommel's men, the Australian defense held strong. In Tobruk, Peter FitzSimons relates the personal histories and stories not only of the men who defended the garrison against the German onslaught but of the Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel, and the powers back in both Berlin and Britain.
©2006 Peter FitzSimons (P)2007 Bolinda Publishers Pty Ltd.
An award-winning scholar uncovers the guiding principles of Lincoln's antislavery strategies. Lincoln adopted the antislavery view that the Constitution made freedom the rule in the United States, slavery the exception. Where federal power prevailed, so did freedom. Where state power prevailed, that state determined the status of slavery, and the federal government could not interfere. It would take state action to achieve the final abolition of American slavery. With this understanding, Lincoln and his antislavery allies used every tool available to undermine the institution. Wherever the Constitution empowered direct federal action, they intervened. As a congressman in 1849 Lincoln sponsored a bill to abolish slavery in Washington, DC. He reentered politics in 1854 to oppose what he considered the unconstitutional opening of the territories to slavery by the Kansas-Nebraska Act. President Lincoln took full advantage of the antislavery options opened by the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation, a military order of the president, undermined slavery across the South. It led to abolition by six slave states, which then joined the coalition to affect what Lincoln called the "King's cure": state ratification of the constitutional amendment that in 1865 finally abolished slavery.
©2021 James Oakes (P)2021 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among them were 14,500 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile-long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a dangerously exposed beach. Drawing on personal diaries as well as military records, Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory, June 6, 1944 dramatically depicts Canada's pivotal contribution to the critical Allied battle of World War II.
©2005 Mark Zuehlke (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Stretching like an armor-toothed belt across Italy's upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fortified position the German army had yet thrown into the Allied forces' path. On August 25, 1944, it fell to Canadian troops to spearhead a major offensive: to rip through that fiercely defended line. This gripping chronicle tells, through the eyes of the soldiers who fought there, of the 28-day clash that ultimately ended in glory for the Canadians.
©2003 Mark Zuehlke 2003 (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
This book offers a fresh insight into the conquests of Alexander the Great by attempting to view the events of 336-323 BCE from the vantage point of the defeated. The extent and form of the resistance of the populations he confronted varied according to their previous relationships with either the Macedonian invaders or their own Achaemenid rulers. The internal political situations of many states - particularly the Greek cities of Asia Minor - were also a factor. In the vast Persian Empire that stretched from the Aegean to the Indus, some states surrendered voluntarily and others offered fierce resistance. Not all regions were subdued through military actions. Indeed, as the author argues, the excessive use of force on Alexander's part was often ineffective and counterproductive. In the Path of Conquest examines the reasons for these varied responses, giving more emphasis to the defeated and less to the conqueror and his Macedonian army. In the process, it debunks many long-held views concerning Alexander's motives, including the idea that his aim was to march to the eastern limits of the world. It also provides a fresh reevaluation of Darius III's successes and failures as a commander.
©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2021 Tantor
In December 1937, in the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking and within weeks not only looted and burned the defenseless city but systematically raped, tortured and murdered more than 300,000 Chinese civilians. Amazingly, the story of this atrocity- one of the worst in world history- continues to be denied by the Japanese government. The Rape of Nanking tells the story from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers who performed it; of the Chinese civilians who endured it; and finally of a group of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and were able to create a safety zone that saved almost 300,000 Chinese. It was Iris Chang who discovered the diaries of the German leader of this rescue effort, John Rabe, whom she calls the "Oskar Schindler of China." A loyal supporter of Adolf Hitler, but far from the terror planned in his Nazi-controlled homeland, he worked tirelessly to save the innocent from slaughter.
©1997 by Iris Chang (P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks
"Christopher Klein's fresh telling of this story is an important landmark in both Irish and American history." (James M. McPherson, author of War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865) Just over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. But these former foes had no intention of reigniting the Civil War. Instead, they fought side by side to undertake one of the most fantastical missions in military history: to seize the British province of Canada and to hold it hostage until the independence of Ireland was secured. By the time that these invasions - known collectively as the Fenian raids - began in 1866, Ireland had been Britain's unwilling colony for 700 years. Thousands of Civil War veterans who had fled to the United States rather than perish in the wake of the Great Hunger still considered themselves Irishmen first, Americans second. With the tacit support of the US government and inspired by a previous generation of successful American revolutionaries, the group that carried out a series of five attacks on Canada - the Fenian Brotherhood - established a state in exile, planned prison breaks, weathered infighting, stockpiled weapons, and assassinated enemies. Defiantly, this motley group, including a one-armed war hero, an English spy infiltrating rebel forces, and a radical who staged his own funeral, managed to seize a piece of Canada - if only for three days. When the Irish Invaded Canada is the untold tale of a band of fiercely patriotic Irish Americans and their chapter in Ireland's centuries-long fight for independence. Inspiring, lively, and often undeniably comic, this is a story of fighting for what's right in the face of impossible odds.
©2019 Christopher Klein (P)2019 Random House Audio
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous borders, the leaders of the American Republic and the British Empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. Taylors vivid narrative of an often brutalsometimes farcicalwar reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.
©2010 Alan Taylor (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
The Crusades shook the world. But why did they happen? Their origins are revealed in a new light. As part of a medieval world war that stretched from Asia to Europe. At its center was an ancient empire Byzantium. Told for the first time as a single, linked narrative are three great events that changed history: The fall of Byzantium in the 11th century, the epic campaign of the First Crusade and the origins of modern Turkey. Nick Holmes not only presents the First Crusade in a wider global context but he also puts forwards new interpretations of the original sources, suggesting that its success was in fact largely accidental, and that the central role of Byzantium in the Crusades has been underestimated.
©2019 Nick Holmes (P)2020 Nick Holmes
With its trademark "you are there" style, Mark Zuehlke's 10th Canadian Battle Series volume tells the story of the 1942 Dieppe raid. Nicknamed "The Poor Man's Monte Carlo", Dieppe had no strategic importance, but with the Soviet Union thrown on the ropes by German invasion and America having just entered the war, Britain was under intense pressure to launch a major cross-Channel attack against France. Since 1939, Canadian troops had massed in Britain and trained for the inevitable day of the mass invasion of Europe that would finally occur in 1944. But the Canadian public and many politicians were impatient to see Canadian soldiers fight sooner.The first major rehearsal proved such a shambles the raid was pushed back to the end of July only to be cancelled by poor weather. Later, in a decision still shrouded in controversy, the operation was reborn. Dieppe however did not go smoothly. Drawing on rare archival documents and personal interviews, Mark Zuehlke examines how the raid came to be and why it went so tragically wrong. Ultimately, Tragedy at Dieppe honors the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought and died that fateful day on the beaches of Dieppe.
©2012 Mark Zuehlke (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The ninth book in the Canadian Battle Series, Breakout from Juno, is the first dramatic chronicling of Canada's pivotal role throughout the entire Normandy Campaign following the D-Day landings. On July 4, 1944, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division won the village of Carpiquet but not the adjacent airfield. Instead of a speedy victory, the men faced a bloody fight. The Canadians advanced relentlessly at a great cost in bloodshed. Within 2 weeks the 2nd Infantry and 4th Armoured divisions joined coming together as the First Canadian Army.The soldiers fought within a narrow landscape extending a mere 21 miles from Caen to Falaise. They won a two-day battle for Verrires Ridge starting on July 21, after 1,500 casualties. More bloody battles followed, until finally, on August 21, the narrowing gap that had been developing at Falaise closed when American and Canadian troops shook hands. The German army in Normandy had been destroyed, with only 18,000 of about 400,000 men escaping. The Allies suffered 206,000 casualties, of which 18,444 were Canadians. Breakout from Juno is a story of uncommon heroism, endurance, and sacrifice by Canada's World War II volunteer army and pays tribute to Canada's veterans.
©2012 Mark Zuehlke (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
This audiobook examines the meteoric rise of Sweden as the pre-eminent military power in Europe during the Thirty Years War during the 1600s, and then follows its line of warrior kings into the next century until the Swedes finally meet their demise, in an overreach into the vastness of Russia. A small Scandinavian nation, with at most one and a half million people and scant internal resources of its own, there was small logic to how Sweden could become the dominant power on the Continent. That Sweden achieved this was due to its leadership - a case-study in history when pure military skill, and that alone, could override the demographic and economic factors which have in modern times been termed so pre-eminent. Once Protestantism emerged, via Martin Luther, the most devastating war in European history ensued, as the Holy Roman Empire sought to reassert its authority by force. Into this bloody maelstrom stepped Gustav Adolf of Sweden, a brilliant tactician and strategist, who with his finely honed Swedish legions proceeded to establish a new authority in northern Europe. Gustav, as brave as he was brilliant, was finally killed while leading a cavalry charge at the Battle of Ltzen. He had innovated, however, tactics and weaponry that put his successors in good stead, as Sweden remained a great power, rivaled only by France and Spain in terms of territory in Europe. And then one of his successors, Karl XII, turned out to be just as great a military genius as Gustav himself, and as the year 1700 arrived, Swedish armies once more burst out in all directions. Karl, like Gustav, assumed the throne while still a teenager, but immediately displayed so much acumen, daring and skill that chroniclers could only compare him, like Gustav, to Alexander the Great. This book examines thoroughly, yet in highly readable fashion, the century during which Swedish military power set an example for all Europe.
©2014 Henrik O. Lunde (P)2014 Audible Inc.
During a pivotal few months in the middle of the First World War all sides - Germany, Britain, and America - believed the war could be concluded. Peace at the end of 1916 would have saved millions of lives and changed the course of history utterly. Two years into the most terrible conflict the world had ever known, the warring powers faced a crisis. There were no good military options. Money, men, and supplies were running short on all sides. The German chancellor secretly sought President Woodrow Wilson's mediation to end the war, just as British ministers and France's president also concluded that the time was right. The Road Less Traveled describes how tantalizingly close these far-sighted statesmen came to ending the war, saving millions of lives, and avoiding the total war that dimmed hopes for a better world. Theirs was a secret battle that is only now becoming fully understood, a story of civic courage, awful responsibility, and how some leaders rose to the occasion while others shrank from it or chased other ambitions. "Peace is on the floor waiting to be picked up!" pleaded the German ambassador to the United States. This book explains both the strategies and fumbles of people facing a great crossroads of history. The Road Less Traveled reveals one of the last great mysteries of the Great War: that it simply never should have lasted so long or cost so much. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2021 Philip Zelikow (P)2021 Hachette Audio
In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered - sacrificed themselves for their comrades and never gave up - makes a vivid portrait of war at its most inspiring and devastating. General Moore and Joseph Galloway, the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting, have interviewed hundreds of men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders. This devastating account rises above the specific ordeal it chronicles to present a picture of men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have found unimaginable only a few hours earlier. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.
©1992 Lt. General H. G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway (P)2018 Tantor
On 25 June, 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam. Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human dimensions into sharp focus. Critically acclaimed on publication, The Korean War remains the best narrative history of this conflict.
©1987 Max Hastings (P)2014 Audible Studios
1839. Trade is the stalwart of the British Empire. China threatens Britain's Opium trade. Britain and China go to war. When Britain sent troops to compel the Chinese to accept imports of opium, they opened what is argued to be one of the most disgraceful chapters in the history of the Empire. How did the situation arise? How did opium exports become so crucial to the British economy? How did the British come to be as addicted to opium revenue as the Chinese were to the drug itself? Brian Inglis gives the answers to these and other questions in this meticulously researched study of The Opium War. Shocking, shaming, but fascinating throughout.
©1976 Brian Inglis (P)2021 Tantor
"Listen to this if you want to hear a narrator at the top of his game recount a fascinating - and at times disturbing - true story of adventure, disaster, discovery, cannibalism, and more. Will Damron makes Levy's fascinating account of the Greely (Polar) Expedition come to life.... This is a harrowing adventure story and a great listen." (AudioFile Magazine) Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration. In July 1881, Lt. A. W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal: Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made. Greely and his men confronted every possible challenge - vicious wolves, sub-zero temperatures, and months of total darkness - as they set about exploring one of the most remote, unrelenting environments on the planet. In May 1882, they broke the 300-year-old record, and returned to camp to eagerly await the resupply ship scheduled to return at the end of the year. Only nothing came. Two hundred fifty miles south, a wall of ice prevented any rescue from reaching them. Provisions thinned and a second winter descended. Back home, Greelys wife worked tirelessly against government resistance to rally a rescue mission. Months passed, and Greely made a drastic choice: He and his men loaded the remaining provisions and tools onto their five small boats, and pushed off into the treacherous waters. After just two weeks, dangerous floes surrounded them. Now, new dangers awaited: insanity, threats of mutiny, and cannibalism. As food dwindled and the men weakened, Greely's expedition clung desperately to life. Labyrinth of Ice tells the true story of the heroic lives and deaths of these voyagers hell-bent on fame and fortune - at any cost - and how their journey changed the world. Praise for Labyrinth of Ice: "Polar exploration is utter madness. It is the insistence of life where life shouldnt exist. And so, Labyrinth of Ice shows you exactly what happens when the unstoppable meets the unmovable. Buddy Levy outdoes himself here. The details and story are magnificent." (Brad Meltzer, New York Time best-selling author of The First Conspiracy) "An engaging, superbly written, and meticulously researched chronicle of the Greely expedition that proves it is one of the most engaging adventure narratives ever. With cinematic prose, great economy of language, and vivid descriptions, Levy places readers in the middle of the action.... More than a nonfiction book about an expedition, Labyrinth of Ice reads like an outstanding script for an action movie." (NPR) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Buddy Levy (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Opening with the 1930 London Conference, Symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. World War II at Sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords; Mussolini's Regia Marina - at the start of the war the fourth-largest navy in the world - and the dominance of the Kidö Butai and Japanese naval power in the Pacific; Pearl Harbor then Midway; the struggles of the Russian Navy and the scuttling of the French Fleet in Toulon in 1942; the landings in North Africa and then Normandy. Here as well are the notable naval leaders - FDR and Churchill, both self-proclaimed "Navy men," Karl Dönitz, François Darlan, Ernest King, Isoroku Yamamoto, Erich Raeder, Inigo Campioni, Louis Mountbatten, William Halsey, as well as the hundreds of thousands of seamen and officers of all nationalities whose live were imperiled and lost during the greatest naval conflicts in history.
©2018 Craig L. Symonds (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart - the companion volume to the major multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017. More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war: US and Vietnamese soldiers and their families, high-level officials in America and Vietnam, antiwar protestors, POWs, and many more. The book plunges us into the chaos and intensity of combat, even as it explains the rationale that got us into Vietnam and kept us there for so many years. Rather than taking sides, the book seeks to understand why the war happened the way it did and to clarify its complicated legacy. Beautifully written, this is a tour de force that is certain to launch a new national conversation.
©2017 Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns (P)2017 Random House Audio
Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirers monumental study of Hitlers German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th centurys blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic. Now, many years after the end of World War II, it may seem incredible that our most valued institutions and way of life were threatened by the menace that Hitler and the Third Reich represented. Shirers description of events and the cast of characters who played such pivotal roles in defining the course Europe was to take is unforgettable. Benefiting from his many years as a reporter, and thus a personal observer of the rise of Nazi Germany, and availing himself of some of the 485 tons of documents from the German Foreign Office, as well as countless other diaries, phone transcriptions, and other written records, meticulously kept at every level by the Germans, Shirer has put together a brutally objective account of how Hitler wrested political control of Germany, and planned and executed his six-year quest to dominate the world, only to see Germany go down in flames. This is a richly rewarding experience for anyone who wants to come to grips with the mysterious question of how this menace to civilization ever came into being, much less was sustained for as long as it was. The answer, unfortunately, is that most of Germany, for a whole host of reasons, embraced Nazism and the fanaticism that Hitler engendered.
©1990 William L. Shirer (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
On July 10, 1943, the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted took place, larger even than the Normandy invasion 11 months later: 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops came ashore or were parachuted onto Sicily, signaling the start of the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany on European soil. Operation HUSKY, as it was known, was enormously complex, involving dramatic battles on land, in the air, and at sea. Yet, despite its paramount importance to ultimate Allied victory, and its drama, very little has been written about the 38-day Battle for Sicily. Based on his own battlefield studies in Sicily and on much new research, James Hollands Sicily 43 offers a vital new perspective on a major turning point in World War II and a chronicle of a multi-pronged campaign in a uniquely diverse and contained geographical location. The characters involved - Generals George Patton and Bernard Montgomery among many - were as colorful as the air and naval battles and the fighting on the ground across the scorching plains and mountaintop of Sicily were brutal. But among Hollands great skills is incorporating the experience of on-the-ground participants on all sides - from American privates Tom and Dee Bowles and Tuskegee fighter pilot Charlie Dryden to British major Hedley Verity and Canadian lieutenant Farley Mowat (later a celebrated author), to German and Italian participants such as Wilhelm Schmalz, brigade commander in the Hermann Göring Division, or Luftwaffe fighter pilot major Johannes Macky Steinhoff and to Italian combatants, civilians and mafiosi alike - which gives listeners an intimate sense of what occurred in July and August 1943. Emphasizing the significance of Allied air superiority, Holland overturns conventional narratives that have criticized the Sicily campaign for the vacillations over the plan, the slowness of the Allied advance and that so many German and Italian soldiers escaped to the mainland; rather, he shows that clearing the island in 38 days against geographical challenges and fierce resistance was an impressive achievement. A powerful and dramatic account by a master military historian, Sicily 43 fills a major gap in the narrative history of World War II. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 by Griffon Merlin Ltd. Recorded by arrangement with Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
World History of Warfare covers worldwide military history from ancient times to the present and is designed for college courses. Its principal theme is an exploration of change and continuity, revolution and tradition, in three thousand years of warfare. It teaches students and general listeners how warfare evolved and how that evolution affected human society, with emphasis on major turning points in the conduct of warfare rather than a superficial general history of wars. Although the volume addresses traditional subjects such as generals and tactics, each chapter also includes discussion of the idea of war, the role of the common soldier, and the changing interpretations of the militarys place in society and politics. Of special value is the authors treatment of non-Western societies and the role military forces have played in shaping societies worldwide.
©2002 University of Nebraska Press (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the US Navy had a total of 111 submarines. However, this fleet was not nearly as impressive as the number suggests. It was mostly a collection of aging boats from the late teens and early twenties, with only a few of the newer, more modern Gato-class boats. Fortunately, with the war in Europe was already two years old and friction with Japan ever increasing, help from what would become known as the Silent Service in the Pacific was on the way: there were 73 of the new fleet submarines under construction. The Silent Service in World War II tells the story of America's intrepid underwater warriors in the words of the men who lived the war in the Pacific against Japan. The enemy had already begun to deploy advanced boats, but the U.S. was soon able to match them. By 1943, the new Gato-class boats were making a difference, carrying the war not just to the Japanese Imperial Navy but to the vital merchant fleet that carried the vast array of materiel needed to keep the land of the Rising Sun afloat. As the war progressed, American success in the Solomons, starting with Guadalcanal, began to constrict the Japanese sea lanes, and operating singly or in wolfpacks, they were able to press their attacks on convoys operating beyond the range of our airpower, making daring forays even into the home waters of Japan itself in the quest for ever more elusive targets. Also taking on Japanese warships, as well as rescuing downed airmen (such as the grateful first President Bush), US submarines made an enormous contribution to our war against Japan.
©2012 Edward Monroe-Jones and Michael Green (P)2018 Tantor
The inside story of the historic battle that turned the tide in the war for the Pacific Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan's military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. The United States Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a huge stroke of luck, the Americans under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz dealt the Japanese navy its first major defeat of the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This vivid, in-depth bestseller is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides. In Miracle at Midway, Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon show how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war - and how easily it could have been a defeat.
©1982 Prange Enterprises, Inc., (P)2014 Audible Inc.
"Glorious, horrifying...D-Day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women." (Time) Beevor's Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is now available from Viking Books. Renowned historian Antony Beevor, the man who "single-handedly transformed the reputation of military history" (The Guardian) presents the first major account in more than 20 years of the Normandy invasion and the liberation of Paris. This is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. Beevor draws upon his research in more than 30 archives in six countries, going back to original accounts and interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action. D-Day is the consummate account of the invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to Paris' liberation.
©2009 Anthony Beevor (P)2009 Penguin
Prize-winning and best-selling historian Jean Edward Smith tells the dramatic story of the liberation of Paris during World War II - a triumph that was achieved through the remarkable efforts of Americans, French, and Germans, all racing to save the city from destruction. Following their breakout from Normandy in late June 1944, the Allies swept across Northern France in pursuit of the German army. The Allies intended to bypass Paris and cross the Rhine into Germany, ending the war before winter set in. But as they advanced, local forces in Paris began their own liberation, defying the occupying German troops. Charles de Gaulle, the leading figure of the Free French government, urged General Dwight Eisenhower to divert forces to liberate Paris. Eisenhowers most senior staff recommended otherwise, but Ike wanted to help position de Gaulle to lead France after the war. And both men were concerned about partisan conflict in Paris that could leave the communists in control of the city and the national government, perhaps even causing a bloodbath like the Paris Commune. Neither man knew that the German commandant, Dietrich von Choltitz, convinced that the war was lost, dissembled and schemed to surrender the city to the Allies intact, defying Hitlers orders to leave it a burning ruin. In The Liberation of Paris, Jean Edward Smith puts this dramatic event in context, showing how the decision to free the city came at a heavy price: It slowed the Allied momentum and allowed the Germans to regroup. After the war, German generals argued that Eisenhowers decision to enter Paris prolonged the war for another six months. Was Paris worth this price? Smith answers this question in his superb, dramatic history of one of the great events of World War II - published 75 years after the liberation.
©2019 Jean Edward Smith (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio
Throughout history, military engagements have altered the course of historical events, causing major changes both on a global scale (the battles of Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah in 636 determined the religious/linguistic orientation of the Middle East that persists today) as well as within individual cultures (the 1836 battle of San Jacinto gave the United States nearly one-third of its continental territory). For these reasons and more, the study of pivotal battles is a highly useful analytical tool and an important component for understanding world history. In these 36 dynamic lectures, Professor Aldrete leads you in discovering the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of events and defining our world. Across 4,000 years of history, you'll explore nearly 40 key military engagements, from the milestone battles of Western civilization to their counterparts in the Middle East, India, and Asia. Through his dramatic and evocative descriptions, using special maps and animations, Professor Aldrete brings the events vividly alive, taking you through the moment-by-moment unfolding of each battle. Throughout the lectures, he uncovers fascinating background material that highlights the drama, poignancy, and scope of the experience of war. This engrossing course provides unique insights into world civilizations by revealing the profound impact of military battles in human history. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2013 The Great Courses; 2013 The Teaching Company, LLC
A magnificent history of the opening years of the Civil War by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton. The first book in Bruce Catton's Pulitzer Prize-winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr. Lincoln's Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan. Following the secession of the Southern states, a beleaguered President Abraham Lincoln entrusted the dashing, charismatic McClellan with the creation of the Union's Army of the Potomac and the responsibility of leading it to a swift and decisive victory against Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Although a brilliant tactician who was beloved by his troops and embraced by the hero-hungry North, McClellan's ego and ambition ultimately put him at loggerheads with his commander in chief - a man McClellan considered unworthy of the presidency. McClellan's weaknesses were exposed during the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American military history, which ended in a stalemate even though the Confederate troops were greatly outnumbered. After Antietam, Lincoln ordered McClellan's removal from command, and the Union entered the war's next chapter having suffered thousands of casualties and with great uncertainty ahead. America's premier chronicler of the nation's brutal internecine conflict, Bruce Catton is renowned for his unparalleled ability to bring a detailed and vivid immediacy to Civil War battlefields and military strategy sessions. With tremendous depth and insight, he presents legendary commanders and common soldiers in all their complex and heartbreaking humanity.
©1951, 1962 Bruce Catton (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
This fast-paced narrative traces the emergence of the United States Navy as a global power from its birth during the American Revolution through to its current superpower status. The story highlights iconic moments of great drama pivotal to the nation's fortunes: John Paul Jones' attacks on the British in the Revolution, the Barbary Wars, and the arduous conquest of Iwo Jima. The book illuminates the changes - technological, institutional, and functional - of the US Navy from its days as a small frigate navy through the age of steam and steel to the modern era of electronics and missiles. Historian Craig L. Symonds captures the evolving culture of the Navy and debates between policymakers about what role the institution should play in world affairs. Internal and external challenges dramatically altered the size and character of the Navy, with long periods of quiet inertia alternating with rapid expansion emerging out of crises. The history of the navy reflects the history of the nation as a whole, and its many changes derive in large part from the changing role of the United States itself.
©2016 Oxford University Press (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Audie Award Nominee, History, 2013 The planning, the strategy, the sacrifices and heroics - on both sides - illuminating the greatest naval war in history. On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss. Pacific Crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative. Ian W. Toll's dramatic narrative encompasses both the high command and the "sailor's-eye" view from the lower deck. Relying predominantly on eyewitness accounts and primary sources, Pacific Crucible also spotlights recent scholarship that has revised our understanding of the conflict, including the Japanese decision to provoke a war that few in the country's highest circles thought they could win. The result is a pause-resistant history that does justice to the breadth and depth of a tremendous subject.
©2011 Ian W. Toll (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
The acclaimed New York Times best-selling biography of the legendary Sioux warrior Red Cloud: a page-turner with remarkable immediacy...and the narrative sweep of a great Western (The Boston Globe). Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red Clouds powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. Now, thanks to the rediscovery of a lost autobiography, and painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the 19th centurys most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told. In The Heart of Everything That Is, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin restore Red Cloud to his rightful place in American history in a sweeping and dramatic narrative based on years of primary research. As they trace the events leading to Red Clouds War, they provide intimate portraits of the many lives Red Cloud touched - mountain men such as Jim Bridger; US generals like William Tecumseh Sherman, who were charged with annihilating the Sioux; fearless explorers, such as the dashing John Bozeman; and the memorable warriors whom Red Cloud groomed, like the legendary Crazy Horse. And at the center of the story is Red Cloud, fighting for the very existence of the Indian way of life. Unabashed, unbiased, and disturbingly honest, leaving no razor-sharp arrowhead unturned, no rifle trigger unpulled....a compelling and fiery narrative (USA Today), this is the definitive chronicle of the conflict between an expanding white civilization and the Plains Indians who stood in its way.
©2013 Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
Explore how the Korean War started, the aftermath, and the events in between! The narrative of the Korean War in the West, and particularly in the United States, tells the tale of a conflict between two global superpowers and competing ideologies in a far-flung corner of the globe. The reality is that the wheels of motion that drove the country to war in 1950 began turning long before American boots set foot on Korean soil. The heart of the conflict was a civil war between a population arbitrarily divided by colonization and the global geopolitics at the end of the Second World War. Challenging the widely perpetuated Western narrative and getting to the core of the Korean conflict is no easy feat. From assumptions that the outbreak of war was a deliberate act of communist aggression, to the notion that Eisenhower and Truman's constant threats of atomic annihilation broke the Chinese and North Korean spirit and led to the signing of the armistice, everything needs to be dissected and reviewed on its own factual merit to fully understand the nature of the war. This guide seeks to pull this narrative curtain and peek behind at the truth of the matter, tracing the history of the war back to the Japanese occupation and uncovering the root of Korean nationalism that stirred the nation into the frenzy of civil war in 1950. Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include: The Japanese Ascendency: 1910-1945 A Korea Divided: The US Occupation of the South The Forging of the North Korean State First Blood: The Outbreak of War Strike Hard and Strike Fast: The US Retreat Bittersweet Victories: American Revival and China's Decision to Cross the Yalu How Do You Solve a Problem Like China? The Bloody Ceasefire and Looming Bomb The Legacy of the Korean War And more Listen now to learn more about the Korean War.
©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History
On September 4, 1944, Antwerp, Europes largest port, fell to the Second British Army and it seemed the war would soon be won. But Antwerp was of little value unless the West Scheldt Estuary linking it to the North Sea was also in Allied hands. In his greatest blunder of the war, Field Marshal Montgomery turned his back on the port, leaving the First Canadian Army to fight its way up the long coastal flank. By the time the Canadians and others serving with them reached the area, it had been transformed into a fortress manned by troops ordered to fight to the death. Crushing the Nazi defenders required all of the Canadians courage, endurance and skill. The battle that raged until November was Canadas bloodiest of World War II, costing more than 6,000 casualties.
©2007 Mark Zuehlke (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The New York Times hailed this trilogy as one of the greatest historical accomplishments of our time. With stunning detail and insights, Americas foremost Civil War historian recreates the war from its opening months to its final, bloody end. Each volume delivers a complete listening experience. The Coming Fury (Volume 1) covers the split Democratic Convention in the spring of 1860 to the first battle of Bull Run.
©1961 Bruce Catton (P)1989 Recorded Books, LLC
Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.
In political office at the end of WWI, Churchill foresaw the folly of Versailles and feared what a crippled Germany would do to the balance of power. In his years in the political wilderness, from 1931 to 1939, he alone of all British public men, continually raised his voice against Hitler and his appeasers. For over 50 years, he was constantly involved in, and usually at the center of, the most important events of his age. It was, however, his obduracy on matters of principle, his fortitude in the face of opposition, and his perseverance in standing alone that defined him.
©1983 William Manchester (P)1990 Blackstone Audio Inc.
This is the concluding volume of the history of the IV SS-Panzerkorps, a relatively unknown organization that was born in battle during the last year of the war and fought exclusively on the Eastern Front. After their successful defense of Warsaw and the Vistula Front during the fall of 1944, the corps and its two famous Waffen-SS divisions, the Totenkopf and Wiking, as well as several divisions of the German Army, were sent south to reverse the military situation on the Hungarian Front. Follow General Gille and his divisions as they try to relieve Budapest against impossible odds, defend the tactically important town of Stuhlweissenburg, and fight in Germany's last major offensive, Operation Frühlingserwachsen. Learn how this SS tank corps, during the closing days of the war in Europe, fought massive tank battles, conducted grim rear-guard actions, and carried out night assaults against a numerically superior enemy who was determined to crush the Third Reich no matter the cost. After its failure to defend Vienna, the only course remaining for Gille and his men was a long and costly retreat, ending only with capitulation to the US Army and an uncertain future.
©2019 Douglas E. Nash, Sr. (P)2020 Tantor
November 1950, the Korean Peninsula. After General MacArthur ignores Mao's warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge in the Nangnim Mountains. It will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 246 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men are ordered to climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass. The Marines have no way of knowing that the ground they occupy - it is soon dubbed "Fox Hill" - is surrounded by 10,000 Chinese soldiers. As the sun sets on the hill, and the temperature plunges to 30 degrees below zero, Barber's men dig in for the night. At two in the morning they are awakened by the sound - bugles, whistles, cymbals, and drumbeats - of a massive assault by thousands of enemy infantry. The attack is just the first wave of four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill, during which Barber's beleaguered company clings to the high ground and allows the First Marine Division to battle south. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox Company's Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like the outfit will be overrun, Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a force of 500 men on a daring mission that cuts a hole in the Chinese lines and relieves the men of Fox Company. The Last Stand of Fox Company is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism and self-sacrifice in the face of impossible odds. The authors have conducted dozens of firsthand interviews with the battle's survivors, and they narrate the story with the imm...
©2008 Bob Drury and TO, Clavin (P)2009 Tantor
In this narrative of extraordinary richness, depth, and authority, America's preeminent biographer/historian explored the German national character as no other writer has done. The Arms of Krupp brings to life Europe's wealthiest, most powerful family, a 400-year German dynasty that developed the world's most technologically advanced weapons, from cannons to submarines to antiaircraft guns; provided arms to generations of German leaders, including the Kaiser and Hitler; operated private concentration camps during the Nazi era; survived conviction at Nuremberg; and wielded enormous influence on the course of world events. William Manchester's galvanizing account of the rise and fall of the Krupp dynasty is history as it should be written - alive with all its terrifying power.
©1968 William Manchester (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought - and whose outcome was in greater doubt - than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to the previously censored testimony of the soldiers on which Miller builds his gripping narrative. Miller covers the entire war - on land, at sea, and in the air - and provides new coverage of the brutal island fighting in the Pacific, the bomber war over Europe, the liberation of the death camps, and the contributions of African Americans and other minorities. He concludes with a suspenseful, never-before-told story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, based on interviews with the men who flew the mission that ended the war. Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College. He is a creator and associate producer of the HBO documentary He Has Seen War and has been chief consultant for numerous award-winning PBS productions. He is author of the prizewinning City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America.
©1945 Henry Steele Commager; renewed by Lou Reda Productions and Mary Steele Commager. Revisions; and introduction 2001 by Donald L. Miller (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The American Provisional Tank Group had been in the Philippines only three weeks when the Japanese attacked the islands hours after the raid on Pearl Harbor. One of the tankmen parked his half-track on a runway and shot down a Japanese Zero that day, but the group's first tank-on-tank action - indeed the first American armor battle of World War II - would come two weeks later. Sent north to meet the Japanese landings in Lingayen Gulf, the men of the group, still learning their way around an M3 tank, found themselves thrust into a critical role when the Philippine Army could not hold back the Japanese. The next day, General MacArthur ordered the retreat to Bataan, and over the next two weeks, the PTG, proving itself indispensable, formed a blocking force to cover the retreat and dealt the enemy tanks such a defeat that the Japanese would be timid with their armor for the rest of the campaign. During January, February, and March 1942, the light tanks of the PTG patrolled Bataan's beaches and, in a new role for tanks, encircled and destroyed Japanese penetrations and small amphibious landings; these tactics would be used by other units later in the war. By April the situation had become untenable, and 15,000 Americans, along with 60,000 Filipinos, surrendered in one of the worst defeats in US military history. The Provisional Tank Group ceased to exist, and its men endured the Bataan Death March, the torture and starvation of POW camps, the hell ships that took them to Japan and Manchuria for slave labor, and the Palawan massacre (where prisoners were lit on fire by the Japanese). By the end of the war, only half the PTG's men were alive. The 1941-42 campaign in the Philippines has taken a backseat in the popular historical imagination to what came after - the Death March, the prison camps, the rescue attempts - and the role of tanks in that campaign has been largely ignored, in no small part because American field commander Jonathan Wainwright was an ex-cavalryman who did not like tanks and gave them short shrift in his postwar writings. In an evocatively written book that conjures the sights, sounds, and smells of battle in the Philippines, Caldwell restores tanks to their rightful place in the history of this campaign while also giving attention to the horrors that followed. He has conducted impressive primary research to bring to life the short but noteworthy combat history of the Provisional Tank Group, and he has dug even deeper to tell the stories of the individuals who did the fighting, selecting soldiers from each of the group's six companies and recounting, throughout the book, the entire arc of their service, from enlistment, training, and combat to imprisonment, liberation, and return home. It gives the book strong human-interest threads to follow from the first chapter to the last.
©2019 Rowman & Littlefield (P)2019 Rowman & Littlefield
Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a thirty-three year old physician named Joseph Warren who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill. Others in the cast include Paul Revere, Warren's fiancee, the poet Mercy Scollay, a newly recruited George Washington, the reluctant British combatant General Thomas Gage and his more bellicose successor William Howe, who leads the three charges at Bunker Hill and presides over the claustrophobic cauldron of a city under siege as both sides play a nervy game of brinkmanship for control. With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape - geographic and ideological - in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.
©2013 Nathaniel Philbrick (P)2013 Penguin Audio
From award-winning war reporter Damien Lewis, the untold story of the heroic hellraisers who stormed a Nazi fortress-in one of the most daring raids of World War II.... It is the winter of 1944. Allied forces have succeeded in liberating most of Axis-occupied Italy - with one crucial exception: the Nazi headquarters north of the Gothic Line. Heavily guarded and surrounded by rugged terrain, the mountain fortress is nearly impenetrable. But British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is determined to drive a dagger into the "soft underbelly of Europe." The Allied's plan: drop two paratroopers into the mountains-and take the fortress by storm.... The two brave men knew the risks involved, so they recruited an equally fearless team: Italian resistance fighters, escaped POWs, downed US airmen, even a bagpipe-playing Scotsman known as "The Mad Piper." Some had little military training, but all were willing to fight to the death to defeat the Nazi enemy. Ultimately, the mission that began in broad daylight, in the enemy's line of fire, would end one of the darkest chapters in history - through the courage and conviction of the unsung heroes who dared the impossible....
©2018 Omega Ventures (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
The endgame for Hitlers Reich Hitlers army had dared all to win all on the Western Front with its surprise winter campaign in the Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge. But when American and Allied forces recovered from their initial shock, the German Army, the Wehrmacht, was left fighting for its very survival - especially on the Eastern Front, where the Soviet Army was intent on matching, or even surpassing, Nazi atrocities. At the mercy of the Fuhrer - who refused to acknowledge reality and insisted on forbidding German retreats - the Wehrmacht was slowly annihilated in horrific battles that have rarely been adequately covered in histories of the Second World War, perhaps most especially the brutal Soviet siege of Budapest, which became known as the Stalingrad of the Waffen-SS. Now, at last, veteran military historian Dr. Samuel Mitcham, in the capstone of a career covering of more than 40 books - most of them on the German Armed Forces in World War II - tells the extraordinary tale of how Hitlers once-feared war machine came to a cataclysmic end, from the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945. Making use of German wartime papers and memoirs - some rarely seen in English-language sources - Mitchams sweeping narrative makes The Death of Hitlers War Machine: The Final Destruction of the Wehrmacht a book that needs to be in the hands of of every student of World War II history.
©2021 Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
Wars change, warriors don't. We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet, and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and in what we believe. Do we fight by a code? If so, what is it? What is the warrior ethos? From where did it come? What form does it take today? How do we (and how can we) use it and be true to it in our internal and external lives? The Warrior Ethos is intended not only for men and women in uniform, but artists, entrepreneurs, and other warriors in other walks of life. The audiobook examines the evolution of the warrior code of honor and "mental toughness". It goes back to the ancient Spartans and Athenians, to Caesar's Romans, Alexander's Macedonians, and the Persians of Cyrus the Great (not excluding the Garden of Eden and the primitive hunting band). Sources include Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Xenophon, Vegetius, Arrian, and Curtius - and on down to Gen. George Patton, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan.
©2011 Black Irish Book, LLC (P)2011 Black Irish Books, LLC
At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War on July 17, 1936, 42 thousand Internationals, comprised of Canadians, Americans, and Spaniards, fought together on the side of the Republicans who were trying to throw back fascist dictator General Francos troops, which included countless German and Italian soldiers. By October 29, 1938 though, only two thousand Internationals were able to gather for a speech requesting them to withdraw. Despite all their efforts, Spain wanted to continue on its own, hoping the war would become a Spanish affair once again. Drawing on diaries and newly documented sources, Zuehlke offers a compelling account of the Canadian experience in Spain. It was not a popular war for Canada, with even the prime minister praising Hitler for his social and economic advances. Most world powers were aligning themselves with Italy and Germany, who supported Francos movement. Along with allied troops, some 1,500 Canadians joined together in a valiant but doomed cause. This is the story of these brave Canadians, who like all veterans of war, deserve to have their story told and their experiences related, so that they will not be forgotten.
©1996 Mark Zuehlke (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
If you want to discover the captivating history of the Siege of Leningrad, then pay attention... From the early fall of 1941 until the winter of 1944, the Soviet city of Leningrad (todays St. Petersburg) was almost completely surrounded by the forces of Nazi Germany and Finland. Though the siege lasted just under 900 days, to the citizens of the Soviet Union (and Russia today), this event is referred to as the 900-Day Siege. In those 900 days, the losses sustained by the Soviet Union were greater than the losses of Great Britain (est. 450,000) and the United States (est. 415,000) combined for the entire duration of the war. The losses in Leningrad (both civilian and military) amounted to over one million deaths, according to American military historian David Glantz. Other estimates reach the same general conclusion. These one million victims of the Nazi siege did not only fall to Nazi bullets, bombs, and shells. The men, women, and children of Leningrad died in a variety of other ways as well, most of them exceedingly unpleasant, such as disease, starvation, and suicide. And, despite the propaganda from both sides, Russians are just as susceptible to cold weather as anyone else, especially when fuel runs out and there is not enough adequate clothing to go around. In The Siege of Leningrad: A Captivating Guide to the Siege of Leningrad and Its Impact on World War 2 and the Soviet Union, you will discover topics such as: Before the siege Horror approaches Attack Civilians and defense The battlefield Inside the city Stalin returns to his old methods And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the Siege of Leningrad, buy this book today!
©2020 Captivating History (P)2020 Captivating History
The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.
©2000 Adrian Goldsworthy (P)2018 Tantor
This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can. With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the number-one New York Times best seller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in US history - and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory. Praise for The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers.... Exalting American sailors and pilots as they richly deserve.... Reads like a very good action novel. (Publishers Weekly) Reads as fresh as tomorrow's headlines.... Hornfischer's captivating narrative uses previously classified documents to reconstruct the epic battle and eyewitness accounts to bring the officers and sailors to life. (Texas Monthly) Hornfischer is a powerful stylist whose explanations are clear as well as memorable.... A dire survival-at-sea saga. (Denver Post) In The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, James Hornfischer drops you right into the middle of this raging battle, with 5-inch guns blazing, torpedoes detonating and Navy fliers dive-bombing.... The overall story of the battle is one of American guts, glory and heroic sacrifice. (Omaha World Herald)
©2004 James Hornfischer (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.
In this third volume of Michael Logusz's epic study of the Wilderness War of 1777, a sizable British military force, augmented with German and loyalist soldiers, attacks the Northern Army's southern front in the fall of 1777 in hopes of assisting a much larger British Army that is threatened to the north of New York City in the wilderness region of Saratoga. In previous works on the Wilderness War, Logusz deftly described General John Burgoyne's efforts in the Saratoga campaign. He covered the exploits of British general Barry St. Leger and the convergence of British, German, Canadian mercenary, loyalist, and Indian forces toward Albany. In this third installment, Logusz presents how British general Sir William Howe was to advance northward from New York City with a force of almost 20,000 regulars accompanied with a strong river naval force to link up with the two other commanders in Albany. Capturing Albany would not only deny the provincials a vital town on the edge of a wilderness, but also cut off the entire region of New England from the rest of the newly established nation. Instead, Howe decided to pursue Washington in Pennsylvania, leaving behind British general Sir Henry Clinton in New York City to deal with the city's lingering troubles and the events to the north. The book vividly describes the hardships encountered by the patriots fighting for independence and their opponents, along with Clinton's experiences in and around New York City, West Point, and the Hudson Valley region. Logusz illustrates in depth the terrain, tactics, and terror of the multifaceted Wilderness War of 1777. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for listeners interested in history - books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, 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 Michael O. Logusz (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2019 One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of the Year for 2019 One of Amazon.com's Best Books of the Year for 2019 One of the New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year for 2019 One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year for 2019 "The winning combination of George Newbern's engaging narration and Rick Atkinson's vivid new work of history - the first in a planned trilogy about the American Revolution - brings to life what could have been a dry account of Revolutionary battles." (AudioFile Magazine) This program includes a bonus introduction, read by the author, and exclusive to the audiobook. For the book's maps and illustrations, visit the Revolution Trilogy website at revolutiontrilogy.com From the best-selling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution. Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now, he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy, he recounts the first 21 months of Americas violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the worlds most formidable fighting force. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our countrys creation drama.
©2019 Rick Atkinson (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
The definitive and dramatic account of what became known as "Operation Vengeance" - the targeted kill by US fighter pilots of Japan's larger-than-life military icon, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the naval genius who had devised the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. AIR RAID, PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NO DRILL. At 7:58 a.m. on December 7, 1941, an officer at the Ford Island Command Center typed what would become one of the most famous radio dispatches in history, as the Japanese navy launched a surprise aerial assault on US bases on Hawaii. In a little more than two hours, more than 2,400 Americans were dead, propelling the USs entry into World War II. Dead Reckoning is the epic true story of the high-stakes operation undertaken 16 months later to avenge that deadly strike - a long-shot mission hatched hastily at the US base on Guadalcanal. Expertly crafting this "hunt for Bin Laden"-style WWII story, New York Times best-selling author Dick Lehr recreates the tension-filled events leading up to the climactic clash in the South Pacific skies - frontline moments loaded with xenophobia, spycraft, sacrifice, and broken hearts. Lehr goes behind the scenes at Station Hypo on Hawaii, where US Navy codebreakers first discovered exactly where and when to find Admiral Yamamoto, on April 18, 1943, and then chronicles in dramatic detail the nerve-racking mission to kill him. He focuses on Army Air Force Major John W. Mitchell, the ace fighter pilot from the tiny hamlet of Enid, Mississippi, who was tasked with conceiving a flight route, literally to the second, for the only US fighter plane on Guadalcanal capable of reaching Yamamoto hundreds of miles away - the new twin-engine P-38 Lightning with its fabled cone of fire. Given unprecedented access to Mitchells personal papers and hundreds of private letters, Lehr reveals for the first time the full story of Mitchells wartime exploits up to the face-off with Yamamoto, along with those of key American pilots Mitchell chose for the momentous mission: Rex Barber, Thomas Lanphier, Jr., Besby Holmes, and Ray Hine. The spotlight also shines on their enemy target - Admiral Yamamoto, the enigmatic, charismatic commander in chief of Japans Combined Fleet, whose complicated feelings about the US - he studied at Harvard - add rich complexity. In this way Dead Reckoning offers at once a fast-paced recounting of a crucial turning point in the Pacific war and keenly drawn portraits of its two main protagonists: Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of Pearl Harbor, and John Mitchell, the architect of the Yamamotos demise. 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 Dick Lehr (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. He illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies. As the action moves from Kansas and Nebraska to the Southwestern desert to the Dakotas and the Pacific Northwest, we encounter a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud. For the first time, The Earth Is Weeping brings them all together in the fullest account to date of how the West was won.
©2016 Peter Cozzens (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
This could be the most important audiobook you'll listen to this year. It isn't another war story. It is an audiobook about people, and it contains the personal stories of 100 Vietnam veterans who served there. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines from the late 1950s to 1975, we served from the Delta to the DMZ, and from Thailand to Yankee Station in the South China Sea. Infantry grunts, truck drivers, medics, helicopter pilots, nurses, clerk typists, jet pilots, mechanics, staff officers, repairmen, artillerymen, B-52 bombardiers, MPs, and doctors, we were black, white, and Hispanic, male and female. We were only in our teens and early 20s, but our stories continue to resonate through the years. January 30 marked the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, the seminal event of a war that dominated my generation and changed lives. Some of the men and women in this audiobook are true war heroes. Most were just trying to survive. If you were there, you understand. If you weren't, my hope is that through these stories, you will. Breaking down the stereotypes, they tell who we were, the jobs we did, our memories of that time and place and how it changed us, and what we did after we came home. More than 58,200 of us paid the ultimate price, but the war didn't end when the last US helicopter lifted off from the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon. It continues to take its ugly toll on many who did come home. Instead of bands and parades, we got PTSD and Agent Orange, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, neuropathy, leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, prostate cancer, and many more. As they say, "Vietnam: the gift that keeps on giving."
©2018 William F. Brown (P)2019 William F. Brown
Told from both Japanese and American perspectives, this thrilling account of the final weeks of World War II in the Pacific has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as "virtually faultless". By midsummer 1945, Japan had long since lost the war in the Pacific. The people were not told the truth, and neither was the emperor. Japanese generals, admirals, and statesmen knew, but only a handful of leaders were willing to accept defeat. Most were bent on fighting the Allies until the last Japanese soldier died and the last city burned to the ground. Exhaustively researched and vividly told, The Fall of Japan masterfully chronicles the dramatic events that brought an end to the Pacific War and forced a once-mighty military nation to surrender unconditionally. From the ferocious fighting on Okinawa to the all-but-impossible mission to drop the second atom bomb, and from Franklin D. Roosevelt's White House to the Tokyo bunker where tearful Japanese leaders first told the emperor the truth, William Craig captures the pivotal events of the war with spellbinding authority. The Fall of Japan brings to life both celebrated and lesser-known historical figures, including Admiral Takijiro Onishi, the brash commander who drew up the Yamamoto plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor and inspired the death cult of kamikaze pilots. This astonishing account ranks alongside Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day and John Toland's The Rising Sun as a masterpiece of World War II history.
©1967 William Craig; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
"Nobody is more disturbed," said President Truman, three days after the destruction of Nagasaki in 1945, "over the use of the atomic bombs than I am, but I was greatly disturbed over the unwarranted attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor and their murder of our prisoners of war. The only language [the Japanese] seem to understand is the one we have been using to bombard them. When you have to deal with a beast you have to treat him as a beast. It is most regrettable but nevertheless true." The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children, and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet the bombs were "our least abhorrent choice", American leaders claimed at the time - and still today most people believe they ended the Pacific War and saved millions of American and Japanese lives. Ham challenges this view, arguing that the bombings, when Japan was on its knees, were the culmination of a strategic Allied air war on enemy civilians that began in Germany and had till then exacted its most horrific death tolls in Dresden and Tokyo. The war in Europe may have ended but it continued in the Pacific against a regime still looking to save face. Ham describes the political manoeuvring and the scientific race to build the new atomic weapon. He also gives powerful witness to its destruction through the eyes of 80 survivors, from 12-year-olds forced to work in war factories to wives and children who faced it alone, reminding us that these two cities were full of ordinary people who suddenly, out of a clear blue summer's sky, felt the sun fall on their heads.
©2011 Paul Ham (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Between 1937 and 1945, approximately 55 million people perished in the series of interrelated conflicts known as the Second World War. No continent was left untouched, no ocean unaffected. The war led to the eclipse of Europe and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global superpowers; ushered in the atomic age; produced, in the Holocaust, the most horrific crime ever committed in the history of Western civilization, and led to the end of Europe's colonial empires around the world. But though World War II defined an entire epoch in human history, pressing questions remain - about whether Hitler could have been stopped earlier, about Pearl Harbor, about saving more people from the Holocaust, about using the atomic bomb, and even about how close the Allies came to actually losing. This engaging series of 30 lectures is rich in detail and near-cinematic portraits of leaders and events. It explores not only the origins of the war, including the impact of the Treaty of Versailles, but also how it unfolded on both battlefront and the American home front, with focused looks at key subjects like Nazism and the Holocaust and the philosophy of strategic bombing and its impact on the future nature of warfare. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©1998 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1998 The Great Courses
If you want to discover the captivating history of the Pequot War, then pay attention... The Pequot War (1636-1638) was a short-lived but extremely violent and bloody episode in United States history. This event represents one of the turning points in the entire history of North America, as the war changed the balance of power. The Dutch colonial authorities lost their status of being the dominant economic and political force, while the English took over this epithet. The end of the war also represented the first stage in Englands intensive expansion in that part of the world. In The Pequot War: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Conflict in New England Between the Pequot People and English Settlers and Its Role in the History of the United States of America, you will discover topics such as The European Conception of the Native Americans Who Were the Pequots? The Massachusetts Bay Colony of New England The Events That Triggered the Pequot War Military Capacities, Organization, and Tactics of the Warring Parties Conflict Escalation Mystic River Campaign The Mother of All Crimes Analysis and Comparison of King Philips War and the Historiography of the Pequot War Where Are They Today? A Look at the Pequots And much, much more! So, if you want to learn more about the history of the Pequot War, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!
©2020 Captivating History (P)2021 Captivating History
Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now. Annie Jacobsen had exclusive access to 20 men who served on the base proudly and secretly for decades and are now aged 75-92; she also had unprecedented access to 55 additional military and intelligence personnel, scientists, pilots, and engineers linked to the secret base, 32 of whom lived and worked there for extended periods. In Area 51, Jacobsen shows us what has really gone on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear weapons to building supersecret supersonic jets to pursuing the War on Terror. This is the first book based on interviews with eyewitnesses to Area 51 history, which makes it the seminal work on the subject. Filled with formerly classified information that has never been accurately decoded for the public, Area 51 weaves the mysterious activities of the top secret base into a gripping narrative, showing that fact is often more fantastic than fiction, especially when the distinction is almost impossible to make.
©2011 Annie Jacobson (P)2011 Hachette
"The Art of War," literally "The Laws of War by Master Sun" is the most famous ancient Chinese treatise, dedicated to a military strategy and policy, written by Sun Tzu. The treatise by Sun Tzu influenced crucially on a whole military art of the East. Although it is the first treatise on the military art, it includes clearly expressed common principles of strategy as well as tactics. A special place in a military theoretical literature belongs to comments on Sun Tzu, the earliest of which appeared in the Han era (206-220 AD), and the new ones are still being created... The traditional story of Lao-Tzu is that he was a 6th-century B.C.E. philosopher and teacher in China. Indeed, his very name means 'Old Master.' Lao-Tzu was a keeper of records for the Zhou Dynasty while he also taught philosophy to any who would listen. One of these, purportedly, was the giant of Chinese philosophy, Confucius, who in his own writings speaks of meeting with Lao-Tzu. "The Art of War" is divided into 13 chapters: Laying Plans, Waging War, Attack by Stratagem, Tactical Dispositions, Use of Energy, Weak Points and Strong, Maneuvering an Army, Variation of Tactics, The Army on the March, Classification of Terrain, The Nine Situations, Attack by Fire, Use of Spies.
©2020 Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing (P)2020 Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Bloomsbury presents Blazing Star, Setting Sun by Jeffrey Cox, read by Lance C Fuller. From popular Pacific Theatre expert Jeffrey Cox comes this insightful new history of the critical Guadalcanal and Solomons campaign at the height of World War II. His previous book, Morning Star, Rising Sun, had found the US Navy at its absolute nadir and the fate of the Enterprise, the last operational US aircraft carrier at this point in the war, unknown. This new volume completes the history of this crucial campaign, combining detailed research with a novelists flair for the dramatic to reveal exactly how, despite missteps and misfortunes, the tide of war finally turned. By the end of February 1944, thanks to hard-fought and costly American victories in the first and second naval battles of Guadalcanal, the battle of Empress Augusta Bay and the battle of Cape St George, the Japanese would no longer hold the materiel or skilled manpower advantage. From this point on, although the war was still a long way from being won, the American star was unquestionably on the ascendant, slowly, but surely, edging Japanese imperialism towards its sunset. Jeffrey Coxs analysis and attention to detail of even the smallest events are second to none. But what truly sets this work apart is how he combines this microscopic attention to detail, often unearthing new facts along the way, with an engaging style that transports the listener to the heart of the story, bringing the events on the deep blue of the Pacific vividly to life.
©2020 Jeffrey Cox (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Inside MACV-SOG During the Vietnam War, a secret war was fought across the fence in Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam, unknown to the media or the public, under the aegis of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnams top secret Studies and Observations Group. SOGs chain of command for missions and after-action reports extended to the White House and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Small Green Beret-lead teams ran missions into Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam without assistance from conventional artillery, tank or infantry units. Once on the ground, their sole support was provided by Air Force Tactical Air and helicopter units, US Army and Marine helicopter aviation personnel and aircrews, and from the South Vietnam Air Forces 219th Special Operations Squadron, code named Kingbees. In Laos, the communists dedicated 50,000 troops to the Ho Chi Minh Trail, including highly trained sappers from the 305th Sapper Battalion, its sole mission: Attack SOG teams.
©2007, 2017, 2018 John Stryker Meyer (P)2020 John Stryker Meyer
The Thirty Years' War (1618-48) was Europe's most destructive conflict prior to the two world wars. Two of European history's greatest generals faced each other at Lutzen in November 1632, midway through this terrible war. Neither achieved his objective. Albrecht von Wallenstein withdrew his battered imperial army at nightfall, unaware that his opponent, King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, had died a few hours earlier. The indecisive military outcome found an immediate echo in image and print, and became the object of political and historical disputes. Swedish propaganda swiftly fostered the lasting image of the king's sacrifice for the Protestant cause against the specter of Catholic Habsburg "universal monarchy". The standard assumption that the king had "met his death in the hour of victory" became integral to how Gustavus Adolphus' contribution to modern warfare has been remembered, even celebrated, while the study of Lutzen's wider legacy shows how such events are constantly rewritten as elements of propaganda, religious and national identity, and professional military culture. This book is the first to combine analysis of the battle itself with an assessment of its cultural, political, and military legacy, and the first to incorporate recent archaeological research within a reappraisal of the events and their significance.
©2018 Peter H. Wilson (P)2021 Tantor
The numerous US military actions of the 20th century have spanned the globe and led to innumerable consequences, but one truth is undeniable: without our military heroes, all would be lost. Yet even after these soldiers finally return home, many face incredible - and insurmountable - challenges. From noted historical nonfiction writer Franklin Hook comes this compelling true tale of one particular invasion and one particular man. This study is based on interviews, firsthand documentation, court-martial testimonies, and newspaper articles - but the story it tells goes beyond dry facts to reveal a profound human tragedy. Bruce Beard was one of many soldiers involved in the controversial US invasion of Panama in 1989 and its terrible aftermath. Despite a record of good conduct, his service was marred by drug abuse. Without the resources to deal with his problem, Beard fell apart until he ended up with a bad conduct discharge. Since returning home, Beard has been denied care for his PTSD because of that label. And there are more like him, struggling veterans who cant get the help they need. These soldiers have taken the fall in a less-than-perfect system of military justice. This is their story.
©2017 Franklin Hook (P)2017 Franklin Hook
Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualities and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose tell the stories - often in the men's own words - of these American hereoes.
©1998 Stephen E. Ambrose (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
Stephen R. Platt is widely respected for his incisive nonfiction, particularly in regard to his knowledge and understanding of China. With Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, Platt details the absorbing narrative of the Taiping Rebellion, which resulted in the loss of 20 million lives. Occurring in the 1850s, this is the story of a cultural movement characterized by intriguing personages such as influential military strategist Zeng Guofan and brilliant Taiping leader Hong Rengan.
©2012 Stephen R. Platt (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
In a sweeping account, Atlantic Wars explores how warfare shaped the experiences of the peoples living in the watershed of the Atlantic Ocean between the late Middle Ages and the Age of Revolution. Nearly everywhere they went, imperial soldiers, missionaries, colonial settlers, and traveling merchants sought local allies, and consequently they often incorporated themselves into African and indigenous North and South American diplomatic, military, and commercial networks. Indigenous and colonial communities felt vulnerable in these circumstances, and many believed that they had to engage in aggressive military action - or, at a minimum, issue dramatic threats - in order to survive. Examining the contours of European dominance, this work emphasizes its contingent nature and geographical limitations, the persistence of conflict and its inescapable impact on non-combatants' lives. Addressing warfare at sea, warfare on land, and transatlantic warfare, Atlantic Wars covers the Atlantic world from the Vikings in the north, through the North American coastline and Caribbean, to South America and Africa. Geoffrey Plank underscores how the formative experience of combat brought together widely separated people in a common history.
©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2021 Tantor
Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and a full baggage train. Descending into Italy, he destroyed the main Roman army at Lake Trasimeno and came close to conquering Rome itself. At Cannae, Hannibals brilliant cavalry tactics enabled him to destroy a reassembled Roman army, and his subsequent defeats over a 15-year stay in Italy were due more to lack of sufficient support from home than to any failings of generalship. Theodore Ayrault Dodges classic history, first published in 1891, is equally perceptive of Hannibals military prowess and his visionary character. Dodge followed Hannibals route from Carthage to Italy, paying particular attention to the famous crossing of the Alps, exploring every pass in order to determine Hannibals route. In this book, he wrote an entire history of the art of war among these two mighty armies. Hannibal remains unequaled as the most comprehensive and readable study of historys greatest general.
Public Domain (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies went on the offensive in the Pacific in a desperate attempt to halt the Japanese forces that were rampaging across the region. With the conquest of Australia a very real possibility, the stakes were high. Their target: the Japanese-held Soloman Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal. Hamstrung by arcane pre-war thinking and a bureaucratic mind-set, the US Navy had to adapt on the fly in order to compete with the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy, whose ingenuity and creativity thus far had fostered the creation of its Pacific empire. Starting with the amphibious assault on Savo Island, the campaign turned into an attritional struggle where the evenly matched foes sought to grind out a victory. Following on from his hugely successful book Rising Sun, Falling Skies, Jeffrey R. Cox tells the gripping story of the first Allied offensive of the Pacific War, as they sought to prevent Japan from cutting off Australia and regaining dominance in the Pacific.
©2018 Jeffrey R. Cox (P)2018 Tantor
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of First Light by Geoffrey Wellum, read by Andrew Brooke. Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, 18-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum, many never return.
©2018 Geoffrey Wellum (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd
Superb...[Paradis] writes history with ease and authority. (The Wall Street Journal) [An] engrossing procedural...Richly researched. (The New York Times Book Review) A thrilling narrative that introduces a key but underreported moment in World War II: The Doolitte Raids and the international war crimes trial in 1945 that defined Japanese-American relations and changed legal history. In 1942, freshly humiliated from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States was in search of a plan. President Roosevelt, determined to show the world that our nation would not be intimidated or defeated by enemy powers, demanded recommendations for a show of strength. Jimmy Doolittle, a stunt pilot with a doctorate from MIT, came forward and led 80 young men, gathered together from the far-flung corners of Depression-era America, on a seemingly impossible mission across the Pacific. Sixteen planes in all, they only had enough fuel for a one-way trip. Together, the Raiders, as they were called, did what no one had successfully done for more than a thousand years. They struck the mainland of Japan and permanently turned the tide of the war in the Pacific. Almost immediately, the Doolittle Raid captured the public imagination and has remained a seminal moment in World War II history, but the heroism and bravery of the mission is only half the story. In Last Mission to Tokyo, Michel Paradis reveals the dramatic aftermath of the mission, which involved two lost crews captured, tried, and tortured at the hands of the Japanese, a dramatic rescue of the survivors in the last weeks of World War II, and an international manhunt and trial led by two dynamic and opposing young lawyers - in which both the United States and Japan accused the other of war crimes - that would change the face of our legal and military history. Perfect for fans of Lucky 666 and Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, Last Mission to Tokyo is a thrilling war story-meets-courtroom-drama that explores a key moment in World War II.
©2020 Michel Paradis (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
American journalist and author William L. Shirer was a war correspondent for six years in Nazi Germany, having a front-row seat to Hitlers rise in influence and power. His most definitive work on the subject, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, is a riveting account of life in the tyrannical state, a country transformed by war and dictatorship. The author was originally commissioned to write The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler for a young adult audience. This account loses none of the immediacy of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - capturing Hitlers prominence in public cognizance, the horror of mass killings, and the paranoia and insanity that marked the führers downfall. This book is by no means simplified - and is sure to appeal to anybody with an interest in World War II history.
©1961, 1989 by William L. Shirer (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing
General Douglas MacArthur's bloody campaign to defeat die-hard Japanese forces and liberate the Philippines I shall return, General Douglas MacArthur promised the Filipino people following the Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippines in spring 1942. The people there believed MacArthurs vow - and even Americans were stirred by his dramatic pledge. Now, two and half years later, MacArthur was ready to fulfill his promise - the liberation of the Philippines was about to begin. It would not be an easy campaign. The more than 7,000 islands of the Philippine archipelago were the key to taking down the Japanese Empire - and the Imperial forces were prepared to sacrifice every man and every ship to prevent MacArthur from regaining control of them. Covering both the strategic and tactical aspects of the campaign through the participation of its soldiers, sailors, and airmen, as well as its commanders, James P. Duffy leads readers through a vivid account of the nearly year-long, bloody campaign to defeat over a quarter million die-hard Japanese defenders in the Pacific theater. Return to Victory is a wide-ranging, dramatic and stirring account of MacArthurs epic liberation of the Philippines. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2021 James P. Duffy (P)2021 Hachette Audio
No food. No water. Out of ammo. Safety is south. But between there and here is 150 miles of barren desert freezing at night, boiling in the day populated solely by Ernst Rommels fearsome and deadly Afrika Corps. What would you do? Give up? Or get on with it? For the seven SAS supermen in Damien Lewiss explosive new audio exclusive, the answer was simple: Escape. Evade. Survive. From the mountains of Italy, to the deserts of Africa, these heroes epitomise the bravery, esprit de corps and daring do of Britains finest elite fighting force. Fans of Ant Middletons First Man In and Ben MacIntyres SAS: Rogue Heroes are in for a treat, as the SASs master chronicler, Damien Lewis, has produced a gripping, heart-in-the-mouth, real-life thriller. A Sunday Times number one best-selling author, this fresh look at the most audacious escapes the SAS made in the Second World War is white-knuckle listening of the highest calibre. Because if you put a fence in front of these men...theyll climb it.
©2020 Damien Lewis (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
In 1942, Norman Hanson learned to fly the Royal Navy's newest fighter: the US-built Chance Vought Corsair. Fast, rugged, and demanding to fly, it was an intimidating machine. But in the hands of its young Fleet Air Arm pilots, it also proved to be a lethal weapon. Posted to the South Pacific aboard HMS Illustrious, Hanson and his squadron took the fight to the Japanese. Facing a desperate and determined enemy, Kamikaze attacks, and the ever-present dangers of flying off a pitching carrier deck, death was never far away. Brought to life in vivid, visceral detail, Carrier Pilot is one of the finest aviators' memoirs of the war; an awe-inspiring, thrilling, sometimes terrifying, account of war in the air.
©2016 Norman Hanson (P)2017 Tantor
This is the story of the average Canadian who volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force told through the lens of one battalion - the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. This Highland Regiment fought in the Ypres Salient and in the Somme, at Vimy, Passchendaele, and Amiens. It suffered the first gas attack; its ranks were decimated as it fought at virtually every major battle in the European theatre. From the declaration of war to the cessation of hostilities, Zuehlke follows the battalion from marshalling and training in Canada, across the Atlantic to England, and then landing in Europe. In graphic detail he takes the reader into the trenches and onto the shell-pocked battlefields, through assaults on ridges and wooded valleys. Brave Battalion is not a sweeping history of the conflict. It is rather the story of war on the ground as told through the accomplishments of a band of brothers - the Canadian Scottish - who came to represent the best of what Canada sent into battle.
©2008 Mark Zuehlke (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Certain stories we need to tell regardless of their size. One of Mr. Sullivans achievements is to remind us why. (The Wall Street Journal) In the best-selling tradition of Indianapolis and In Harms Way comes a thrilling and vividly told account of the USS Plunkett - a US Navy destroyer that sustained the most harrowing attack on any Navy ship by the Germans during World War II, that gave as good as it got, and that was later made famous by John Ford and Herman Wouk. More than the story of a single, savage engagement, Unsinkable traces the individual journeys of five men on one ship from Casablanca in North Africa, to Sicily and Salerno in Italy and then on to Plunketts defining moment at Anzio, where a dozen-odd German bombers bore down on the ship in an assault so savage, so prolonged, and so deadly that one Navy commander was hard-pressed to think of another destroyer that had endured what Plunkett had. After a three-month overhaul and with a reputation rising as the fightinest ship in the Navy, Plunkett (DD-431) plunged back into the war at Omaha Beach on D-Day, and once again into battle during the invasion of Southern France - perhaps the only Navy ship to participate in every Allied invasion in the European theatre. Featuring five incredibly brave men - the indomitable skipper, who will receive the Navy Cross; the gunnery officer, who bucks the captain every step of the way to Anzio; a first lieutenant, whos desperate to get off the ship and into the Pacific; a 17-year-old water tender, whos trying to hold onto his hometown girl against all odds, and another water tender, who mans a 20mm gun when under aerial assault - the dramatic story of each plays out on the decks of the Plunkett as the ships story escalates on the stage of the Mediterranean. Based on Navy logs, war diaries, action reports, letters, journals, memoirs, and dozens of interviews with the men who were on the ship and their families, Unsinkable transcends historical appreciation of a single military ship to become a timeless evocation of young men stepping up to the defining experience of their lives.
©2020 James Sullivan. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
With all the dramatic listenability of a novel, Prange provides a richly detailed, chronological account of the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Advertising in Army, Navy, Air Force Times, Military History, and World War II magazines.
©1988 Anne Prange and Prange Enterprises, Inc (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange's best-selling Miracle at Midway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida's Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan, an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. Parshall and Tully examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy's doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading World War II naval historian John Lundstrom, Shattered Sword is an indispensable part of any military buff's library. Shattered Sword is the winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and was cited by Proceedings as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005.
©2005 Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully (P)2019 Tantor
The epic, untold story of China's devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan. For decades, a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China two full years before Hitler invaded Poland, and China eventually became the fourth great ally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. Yet its drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue remains little known in the West. Rana Mitter focuses his gripping narrative on three towering leaders: Chiang Kai-shek, the politically gifted but tragically flawed head of China's Nationalist government; Mao Zedong, the Communists' fiery ideological stalwart, seen here at the beginning of his epochal career; and the lesser-known Wang Jingwei, who collaborated with the Japanese to form a puppet state in occupied China. Drawing on Chinese archives that have only been unsealed in the past 10 years, he brings to vivid new life such characters as Chiang's American chief of staff, the unforgettable "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, and such horrific events as the Rape of Nanking and the bombing of China's wartime capital, Chongqing. Throughout, Forgotten Ally shows how the Chinese people played an essential role in the wider war effort, at great political and personal sacrifice. Forgotten Ally rewrites the entire history of World War II, yet it also offers surprising insights into contemporary China. No 20th-century event was as crucial in shaping China's worldview, and no one can understand China, and its relationship with America today, without this definitive work.
©2013 Rana Mitter (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A sweeping, groundbreaking epic that combines military with social history, to illuminate the ways in which Great Britain and its people were permanently transformed by the Second World War. Here is the many-faceted, world-historically significant story of Britain at war. In looking closely the military and political dimensions of the conflict's first crucial years, Alan Allport tackles questions such as: Could the war have been avoided? Could it have been lost? Were the strategic decisions the rights ones? How well did the British organize and fight? How well did the British live up to their own values? What difference did the war make in the end to the fate of the nation? In answering these and other essential questions he focuses on the human contingencies of the war, weighing directly at the roles of individuals and the outcomes determined by luck or chance. Moreover, he looks intimately at the changes in wartime British society and culture. Britain at Bay draws on a large cast of characters - from the leading statesmen and military commanders who made the decisions, to the ordinary men, women, and children who carried them out and lived through their consequences - in a comprehensible and compelling single history of 46 million people. For better or worse, much of Britain today is ultimately the product of the experiences of 1938-1941.
©2020 Alan Allport (P)2020 Random House Audio
It is remembered in the Netherlands as "the sweetest of springs", the one that saw the country's liberation from German occupation. But for the soldiers of First Canadian army, who fought their way across the Rhine River and then through Holland and northwest Germany, that spring of 1945 was bittersweet. While the Dutch were being liberated from the grinding boot heel of the Nazis, their freedom was being paid for in Canadian lives lost. On to Victory is the story of those final cruel days of the war. From the brutal battlefields of Holland and northwest Germany where a collapsing enemy army still fought with fierce determination, to the unique truce in which the Germans and Allies provided food to millions of Dutch citizens starved almost to death, to those heady moments when each town and city was finally liberated, this is the little-told story of First Canadian Army's last campaign of World War II. With his trademark "you are there" style that draws upon official records, veteran memories, and a keen understanding of the experience of combat, Mark Zuehlke brings to life this final chapter in the story of Canada in World War II.
©2011 Mark Zuehlke (P)2011 Audible, Inc.