An io9 Can't Miss Science Fiction and Fantasy title in March 2014. Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little tweaks have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard. What could possibly go wrong? An American hacker in King Arthurs court, Martin must now train to become a full-fledged master of his powers, discover the truth behind the ancient wizard Merlin
and not, yknow, die or anything.
©2013 Scott Meyer (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
New powers. New worlds. New enemies. A threat looms on the horizon in the form of a super with unthinkable power. Corbins world is changing faster than he can keep up with. Luckily, he has Seena by his side. Even better, she has a few new tricks up her sleeve. Freedom comes at a cost. The VRC has a revolution to deal with. Corbin and Seena must gain the help of the most influential person in the VRC while ensuring no one finds out where they got their powers from. Also, who is this representative from the Citadel?
©2019 Charley Case and Justin Sloan (P)2020 Podium Audio
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy romance about a professional football hottie and the girl hes sworn to never touch. Homeless and heartbreakingly innocent, Giselle Riley walks into my penthouse and chaos follows. I shouldnt have invited the girl genius to live with me, but its clear she needs my help - not only for a place to lay her pretty blonde head but in finding real love, which shes not going to get with the crazy men she picks up online. Too bad shes a twenty-four-year-old virgin and Im a bad boy wide receiver. Shes off limits for a hardcore player like me - and were just friends. Instead, Im her matchmaking service, no matter how jealous it makes me when I tag along on her dates. I can keep my self-control. Right? No way will I give in to everything inside me that dreams of a girl like her in my world. I may be the best wide receiver in the country, but how could I hold on to a girl like her?
©2021 Ilsa Madden-Mills (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Pulitzer Prize, Drama, 2013 "Sparkling and combustible," (Bloomberg Businessweek). "Disgraced rubs all kinds of unexpected raw spots with intelligence and humor." (Newsday). "In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another
. Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings. But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater." (New York Times). "Add a liberal flow of alcohol and a couple of major secrets suddenly revealed, and you've got yourself one dangerous dinner party." (Associated Press).
©2013 Ayad Akhtar (P)2013 Hachette Audio
The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they've always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil. Except Andrew doesn't give up anything for free, and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don't have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil's fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage. Neil's days are numbered, but he's learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won't believe in himself.
©2013 Nora Sakavic (P)2018 Tantor
Foster: "Look out for Zach, and don't hit on him." My brother's request sounds easy enough. Keep an eye out for his best friend on campus and keep my hands to myself. Easy. Even if Zach is a quintessential nerd, who I've always thought was cute, I don't have the time to think with my...stick. There's only one stick I should be focused on this year, and that's my hockey stick. My goal once I graduate is to get an NHL contract. The last thing I need is a distraction. On or off the ice. Only, keeping to the rules is harder than I thought it would be. Zach: People confuse me. And no one more than Foster Grant. I've barely spoken two words to him in the whole time I've known him, but the second I step foot on campus, he's impossible to shake. I can never anticipate his next move. And whenever we're together, my next move is a total mystery as well. I want to give in to him, but that might mean coming clean about something I've never been bothered about before. I'm still carrying my V-card. And I think it's time to turn it in. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Eden Finley and Saxon James (P)2020 Tantor
With echoes of Toni Morrison's Beloved, Yejidé's novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it. "Yejidé's surreal new novel has no shortage of otherworldly surprises, but it's her this-worldly protagonist who steals the show.... Informed by a richly woven mythology and propelled by themes of regret and revenge, Creatures of Passage has earned some apt comparisons to Toni Morrison's Beloved." (Philadelphia Inquirer, One of the Best Books of Winter 2021) "Hauntingly magical, this sophomore novel by Morowa Yejidé centers a young woman dealing with the loss of her brother, her young great-nephew who mysteriously shows up at her door and Washington, DC, the city that provides an otherworldly backdrop to this imaginative thriller." (Ms. Magazine, A Most Anticipated Book of 2021) "A deeper, broader, and more audacious immersion in magical realism.... Historic detail and mythic folklore forge a scary, thrilling vision of life along America's margins." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) "Skillfully blending fantasy and stark reality while blurring the line between the metaphoric and the tangible, Yejide´ successfully tells the story in fits and starts as each major character adds a piece to the puzzle.... Highly recommended." (Library Journal, starred review) "Yejidé creates a tapestry of interconnected stories of guilt, loss, love, grief, justice, and restoration.... Yejidé's prose is often stunning.... The story's rich texture evokes the ghost stories of Toni Morrison." (Publishers Weekly) "Fatal racism, police violence, pedophilia, family dysfunction - all the horrific ills of contemporary society wreak destruction, but somehow humanity survives." (Booklist) "In this beautifully written and gloriously conceived novel, Morowa Yejidé reveals her mastery yet again. This book is both contemporary and ancient, frightening and stirring, playful and wise, an unforgettable blurring of reality and genres from its haunted Plymouth automobile to the mysteries in the fog in this alternate America and hidden Washington, DC. With its lyricism and bold imagination, Creatures of Passage is unlike anything you've ever read." (Tananarive Due, author of Ghost Summer: Stories) Nephthys Kinwell is a taxi driver of sorts in Washington, DC, ferrying passengers in a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere with a ghost in the trunk. Endless rides and alcohol help her manage her grief over the death of her twin brother, Osiris, who was murdered and dumped in the Anacostia River. Unknown to Nephthys when the novel opens in 1977, her estranged great-nephew, 10-year-old Dash, is finding himself drawn to the banks of that very same river. It is there that Dash - reeling from having witnessed an act of molestation at his school, but still questioning what and who he saw - has charmed conversations with a mysterious figure he calls the "River Man". When Dash arrives unexpectedly at Nephthys' door bearing a cryptic note about his unusual conversations with the River Man, Nephthys must face what frightens her most. Morowa Yejidé's deeply captivating novel shows us an unseen Washington filled with otherworldly landscapes, flawed super-humans, and reluctant ghosts, and brings together a community intent on saving one young boy in order to reclaim itself.
©2021 by Morowa Yejidé. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Jacobs: For the last three years, I've lived and breathed hockey with one goal: team captain. There's only one thing standing in my way. TJ Beckett. Beck is irresponsible and immature, and I've hated him since the moment we met freshman year. Yet the coaches see something in him I obviously can't, and they refuse to choose between us. The captain spot is going to a team vote. And the team thinks that what we need are a bunch of challenges to prove our worth. Challenges that have nothing to do with hockey. Challenges that are throwing me and Beck together. And he's still as infuriating as ever. Beck: I have no idea why Christopher Jacobs hates me, and I can't say I care. I like pushing his buttons, but the guy needs to loosen up. I'm going to win these stupid challenges easily and spend my senior year as hockey king on this campus. Tormenting Jacobs at the same time will just be a bonus. Even if I'm getting confusing feelings toward him, I won't let it hold me back. When it comes to competing, I'm all in, and nothing will get between me and the W. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Eden Finley and Saxon James (P)2021 Tantor
I had a plan, and it was solid. Track down what was hidden away and take pleasure in toying with it. Toying with her. That plan, it worked like a charm. Until it didn't. Turned out, the feisty little thing I found was far from what I hoped for. She was different from all I knew and more than I expected. She was light, and I'm the bastard who led her into darkness. But this girl...she followed with a smile. I told her I break pretty things. She asked me to promise.
©2020 Meagan Brandy (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
Miller: When Talon left to play pro ball six years ago, the hole in my chest confused me. I focused my heartache into making my own NFL dreams come true, and by the time I was drafted, the longing I had for my best friend was buried deep. Now, he wants everything to be like it was in college, but we can't have threesomes and be reckless like we once were. The media storm would be enough to break both our careers. That's not my biggest concern, though. The torch I had for him burns brighter after so long apart, and there's nothing I can do about it. Marcus Talon is straight. I need to stay away from him. Talon: Years ago, Miller and I made a pact that we'd win a Super Bowl together. When I'm offered a position on his team in Chicago, I don't hesitate. I move across the country to chase a dream that's a decade old. Only, now that I'm here, he's avoiding me every chance he gets. If he was anyone else, I'd cut my losses. But this is Shane Miller - the guy who makes everything better just by existing in my universe. The guy I'd do anything for. The guy who's more to me than a brother, a friend, or even a teammate. I'm not going to let him get away. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Eden Finley (P)2019 Tantor
Join us for Christmas in the Cotswolds in this perfect festive escape, from the best-selling Lucy Coleman. Imogen Tolliman never knew her mother. And when an accident robs Immi of her father too, she goes to live with her grandfather Tollie in his picturesque lock-keepers cottage by the Aysbury marina. Tollie is the star of the Santa Ahoy Special each Christmas - a festive boat ride along the canal that enthralls both children and adults alike. And as Immi grows up, she starts to appreciate the magical community she is lucky enough to live in. When Immi meets Gray Adams, she instantly realises hes someone special. And as their relationship gets serious, they start to plan for the Christmas to beat all Christmases. But as the day approaches, and the romantic snow showers turn into blizzards, their dream of a Christmas to remember looks set to be one theyll never forget - for all the wrong reasons. Can they salvage the festivities, or will old secrets that are finally uncovered turn Immis life upside down forever? Let Lucy Coleman transport you away to a dreamy Cotswolds Christmas full of snowflakes and secrets, log fires, mistletoe, friends and much-loved traditions. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley, Holly Martin and Sue Moorcroft.
©2020 Lucy Coleman (P)2020 Boldwood Books
Forget all your inhibitions and explore your wild sexuality with more than 120 forbidden and hot short stories that will leave you breathless.... Would you like to: Experience the greatest pleasure of your life? Dive deep into the world of domination and extreme, hot sex? Enjoy the world of sexy, naughty characters who are up for anything? Yes? Youve come to the right place.... Erotica has always been a great way to explore your sexuality. Where porn ends, thats where imagination begins
and these stories will put you in situations that exceed your wildest fantasies! Between you and this book, there are no limitations or taboos.... Your pleasure depends on your imagination, and these sex stories will spark a fire youve never felt before! Coming from the bestselling sex author Brenda Blanchard, this is the ultimate collection of her best written explicit erotic stories. These sensual encounters are set to rock your world! Here are just some of the titles you can expect to find inside: "Fistful of Fun": A story of sex so good, she just had to squirt.... "The Perfect Opportunity": A perfectly naughty story of steamy anal sex.... "A Surprise Party": What better way to cheer up your friends than with an orgy.... "High School Requirement": A knowledge of BDSM will get you high.... "New York, New York": Big city and big dreams of sexy threesomes.... "Theres Always Another Woman": And you should invite her to join you two.... "Learning The Way": Get an experienced and sexy MILF to show you the ropes.... Bonus Book: "Going Down Under": Sadie and Priya are travelling on a new adventure in Australia. One steamy encounter opens a door into a trip that not only shows them a whole new world across the ocean, but new frontiers of their own sexuality as well.... And so much more! From creampie, gangbangs, and bondage to MILFs, virgins, and lesbians, this collection have it all! Designed for your absolute pleasure, these sexual escapades will take you on a wild ride through your imagination and awaken fantasies you never knew you had.... So scroll up, click on Buy Now and get your copy!
©2020 Brenda Blanchard (P)2021 Brenda Blanchard
The third book in the internationally best-selling Tomorrow, When the War Began series. What's the biggest danger you can think of? This is bigger. What's the toughest challenge you can imagine? This is tougher. What's the greatest fear you have? You're about to find out. "How long do you think they'll keep looking for us?" I asked Lee, as we lay there. "Until they find us," he answered grimly. They came in summer. They fell upon the land swiftly and suddenly. Through autumn they spread, like locusts, like mice, like a plague. Now its winter. They're still here. But so too are Ellie and Homer and their friends.
©1998 Jomden Pty Ltd. (P)1999, 2001 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, by arrangement with Jomden Pty Ltd.
Soren You know what's not fun? Going on a Fiji vacation with four other couples. Especially when recently single. What's even worse is when a past hook-up arrives unannounced. Not only do we have a history, but he's 10 years younger and a famous rock star. Most importantly, he's my friend's little brother. Being trapped on an island with Jet Jackson is going to be sweet torture because all I want is another chance. I just don't think he's going to give it to me. Jet You know what's not fun? Escaping one guy who broke my heart only to run into another. Being on the road for three years has left me exhausted. The last thing I want is for Caleb "Soren" Sorensen to try for round two. I can't fight my draw to him. I've never been able to. I'm suddenly back to being the naïve kid who stupidly lusted after a hockey player. All I can think is if I let Soren get close, I'll walk away from this vacation with a double broken heart. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Eden Finley (P)2020 Tantor
Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came to PSU he wouldn't survive the year, but with his death right around the corner he's got more reasons than ever to live. Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing one is unthinkable. Neil should know better than to get involved with anyone this close to the end, but Andrew's never been the easiest person to walk away from. If they both say it doesn't mean anything, maybe Neil won't regret losing it, but the one person Neil can't lie to is himself. He's got promises to keep and a team to get to championships if he can just outrun Riko a little longer, but Riko's not the only monster in Neil's life. The truth might get them all killed - or be Neil's one shot at getting out of this alive.
©2014 Nora Sakavic (P)2018 Tantor
Lovely, guileless Rowan Murray was drawn to darkly enigmatic Liam Donovan with a force she'd never imagined could exist. But before Liam could give Rowan his love, he first had to trust her with the incredible truth about himself
and his family.
©1999 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Night never had the last word. The dawn is always invincible. (Hugh B. Brown) The Sparrow web world is covered in darkness, yet the dawn is near. The dramatic conclusion to the Dangerous Web trilogy is here. The veil of safety protecting Lorna Murrays life has been ripped away. Can Reid Murray convince her that despite the lingering darkness, the sun will rise again? From a New York Times best-selling author comes a brand-new dark romantic suspense trilogy, Dangerous Web. Dawn, the dramatic conclusion, is set in the dangerous world of the Sparrow Webs. You do not need to have read or listened to Web of Sin, Tangled Web, or Web of Desire to get caught up in this dangerous and intriguing new romantic suspense saga, Dangerous Web. Dawn is the dramatic conclusion of the Dangerous Web trilogy that began in Dusk, continued in Dark, and concludes in Dawn. Have you been Aleathad?
©2021 Romig Works, LLC (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
There are no happy endings for the Princesses of Chaminade High in this short, twisty tale of teenage murder games by the New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil series. The victims are the most popular girls in school, each murdered and arranged in a grim fairy-tale tableau. To find the killer, rookie detective Callum Pederson has gone undercover where the Princes hold court. Hes found enough secrets among the bros to bring them in for questioning - but he could very well get lost in the games the Princes play. The Princess Game is part of Faraway, a collection of retold fairy tales that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. Whether read or listened to in one sitting, prepare to be charmed, moved, enlightened, and frightened all over again.
©2020 Soman Chainani (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
"Hard to love." Hard head. Bad attitude. Terrible boyfriend. That's what my exes have said about me - but I wasn't serious about any of them, so what do I care what rumors they spread? What I need is to be left alone; by the press, by the paparazzi, and by women. Too bad I'm about to be surrounded by them for the weekend. My obnoxious, matchmaking brother is getting married, and he's doing his damnedest to find me a wedding date.... "Hard to find." That's what they say about good men - they're hard to find. Not that when I find one, I'll be the type he's looking for; too nice, too ordinary, too boring. My cousin is getting married, and her fiance insists on throwing me at his brother. Cold, uncaring professional football player Tripp Wallace would never look twice at a woman like me. Too bad for both of us, I was wrong.... Contains mature themes.
©2020 Sara Ney (P)2021 Tantor
The fate of the world is in the hands of a father and daughter in an epic novel of wonder and terror by Dean Koontz, the number one New York Times best-selling master of suspense. Since his wife, Michelle, left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane has worked to maintain a normal life for himself and his 11-year-old daughter, Amity, in Suavidad Beach. Its a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep. Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object - something he calls the key to everything - and tells Jeffy that he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, Jeffy and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth. The device allows them to jump between parallel planes at once familiar and bizarre, wondrous and terrifying. And Jeffy and Amity cant help but wonder, could Michelle be just a click away? Jeffy and Amity arent the only ones interested in the device. A man with a dark purpose is in pursuit, determined to use its grand potential for profound evil. Unless Amity and Jeffy can outwit him, the place they call home may never be safe again. Includes an audio-only short story, "Parlor Trick," a kind of karmic coda to the novel.
©2020 The Koontz Living Trust (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Im just the girl who lost her family, who disappeared. Im the girl who seems normal on the outside, confident and strong. But if you thought that youd be wrong. Nobody knows who I am anymore. Nobody knows why Im back. All they know is I have information they need - information to end the reign of terror falling over their club. Im all they have right now, and they trust me. I know one thing for certain: They shouldnt. Im evil. Im sadistic. Im out for my own vengeance. Ill bring the club down. Ill bring everyone down who ever hurt me, starting with him: Cohen. Want to know what the best part is? Ill do it with a smile.
©2020 Bella Jewel (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward's thrilling finale to her Bourbon Kings series, the Bradford family dynasty teeters on the edge of collapse after the murder of their patriarch - and a shocking arrest. At first the death of William Baldwine, the head of the Bradford family, was ruled a suicide. But then his eldest son and sworn enemy, Edward, came forward and confessed to what was, in fact, a murder. Now in police custody, Edward mourns not the disintegration of his family or his loss of freedom...but the woman he left behind. His love, Sutton Smythe, is the only person he has ever truly cared about, but as she is the CEO of the Bradford Bourbon Company's biggest competitor, any relationship between them is impossible. And then there's the reality of the jail time that Edward is facing. Lane Baldwine was supposed to remain in his role of playboy, forever in his big brother Edward's shadow. Instead he has become the new head of the family and the company. Convinced that Edward is covering for someone else, Lane and his true love, Lizzie King, go on the trail of a killer - only to discover a secret that is as devastating as it is game changing. As Lane rushes to discover the truth and Sutton finds herself irresistibly drawn to Edward in spite of his circumstances, the lives of everyone at Easterly will never be the same again. For some this is good; for others it could be a tragedy beyond imagining. Only one thing is for certain: Love survives all things. Even murder.
©2017 J. R. Ward (P)2017 Random House Audio
When your whole world is shaken from all the risks we have taken, dance with me. Dance with me into the colors of dusk. (Ben Harper) Ive served my country, a man, and a cause. Ive given my whole being while at the same time finding its true meaning. There was no way for me to know that the day I met the men who were to become my best friends they would introduce me to the love of my life. Fiery, red hair, and hypnotizing, emerald eyes caught my attention. Creamy soft skin, a stark contrast to mine, seduced my body. Strength, devotion, and determination stole my heart. I am Reid Murray and Ill kill without regret to once again dance in the dusk with my wife. This war has only begun. I wont rest until its done. From the New York Times best-selling author comes a brand-new dark romance, Dusk, set in the dangerous world of Sparrow Webs. You do not need to read Web of Sin, Tangled Web, or Web of Desire to get caught up in this new and intriguing saga, Dangerous Web. Dusk is book one of the Dangerous Web trilogy that continues in Dark and concludes in Dawn. Have you been Aleathad?
©2020 Romig Works, LLC (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. (Madeline LEngle) Darkness has fallen upon the Sparrow world. What seemed secure was breached, and what was assumed unattainable is possible. In this dangerous underground world, we Sparrows took our power by force. As dusk gave way to dark, we Sparrows are once again determined to use any means necessary to recover what is ours, secure our stronghold, and defeat those who appear unconquerable. The gauntlet has been thrown. We will not retreat. Darkness be damned. It is time for triumph. I am Reid Murray. For my wife and my brothers-in-arms, nothing, not even darkness, will stop the Sparrows from victory. From the New York Times best-selling author comes a brand-new dark romantic suspense trilogy, Dangerous Web. Dark, book 2, is set in the dangerous world of the Sparrow Webs. You do not need to listen to Web of Sin, Tangled Web, or Web of Desire to get caught up in this new dangerous and intriguing romantic suspense saga, Dangerous Web. Dark is book two of the Dangerous Web trilogy that began in Dusk and concludes in Dawn. Have you been Aleathad?
©2020 Romig Works, LLC (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times best-selling Authors Krista & Becca Ritchie, comes the next book in their sexy new contemporary romance series. Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene lives by his actions, and his actions say he's the best at whatever he does. As a 24/7 bodyguard and the new boyfriend to Maximoff Hale, protecting the headstrong, alpha billionaire has never been more complicated. And one rule can't be bent: Keep your relationship secret from the public. Farrow is confident he's the best man for the job. But a twist in Maximoff's fast-paced life sticks them with the rest of Security Force Omega and their clients. On the road. In a sleeper tour bus. For four rocky months. Sexual frustrations, check. Road trip drama, check. Awkward bonding, check. But Farrow couldn't have accounted for a high-risk threat (identity: unknown) that targets Maximoff before the ignition even turns. And it hits Farrow - someone has it out for the guy he loves. Every day, Maximoff & Farrow's feelings grow stronger, and together, they'll either sink or swim. The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. You must listen to Damaged Like Us, book one, before listening to Lovers Like Us.
©2017 K.B. Ritchie (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Im Sterling Sparrow. Youve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. Theres more to my business - my realm - than what is seen above ground. Within the underbelly of one of Americas largest cities lives a world where a mans word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my father ruled that world and that city, he promised me someone who would one day make my reign complete. Since that day long ago, Araneae McCrie has been mine. She just didnt know. My father is now gone. The city and the underbelly are now mine. The time has come for me to collect who was promised to me, to shred her life of secrets and make her who shes always been - mine.
©2018 Aleatha Romig (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
A fresh start in Temecula, CA, was exactly what I needed to get over my breakup. I was looking forward to Palm Trees, fine wine, the beaches, and killer sunsets. But I never expected to run into handsome Levi Bateman while still on my way to California. The last thing I needed was a conceited passenger. I had a job to focus on. I knew Levi would be a distraction because we would be working in close proximity. He was so sure of himself, resisting him was even harder. Not only did I have a job to focus on, I had a broken heart to mend and I was 10 years older than Levi. There was too much baggage between the both of us. Besides I didn't know if I'd be staying in Temecula after the job was complete. All good things must come to end. Maybe before it even started. Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.
©2021 Renea Porter and Hero Club (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times best-selling author Aleatha Romig. I am... Thats no longer an easy statement. Who am I? Since Sterling Sparrow, a man so handsome he takes my breath away and so infuriating he pushes me in ways Ive never known, came barreling into my life like a category five hurricane, I cant even finish that simple statement. In 26 years Ive lived three lives - been three different people. Renee. Kennedy. And now, Araneae. They say that I was named after the spider to make me resilient. Sparrow would then be a bird. Birds eat spiders. I prefer to consider myself a cat. It ups my chance of surviving the world Im now living. Maybe thats only wishful thinking because according to Sterling, my number of lives is running out. There are people who want to harm me, to learn the secrets they claim that I possess. The only person to offer me protection is Sterling Sparrow. Can I trust a man who willingly put me in the sight of danger? What is real? What are lies? Have you been Aleathad? Lies is book two of the Web of Sin trilogy.
©2018 Aleatha Romig (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
They bound me. Led me into sin. Twisted my heart and soul. But they didn't break me. By a stroke of fate, I've won my freedom...and the dark half of the Seventh Circle. All it took was betraying the prince who held me captive. Belial's anger burns hotter than the fires of hell, but I won't rest until I've won my Nephilim mate from him, even if being his enemy tears at my heart. Azazel and Lucifer have a plan: create the Sword of Mourning, the polar opposite of the Sword of Light, and wage war against Satan. I'll raise my own army, master my corrupted magic, and together, we'll strike at the heart of Dis. Satan must die. And Gabriel will suffer. For the archangel who pushed me, for the king who terrorized me, there'll be hell to pay. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Cate Corvin (P)2020 Tantor
"The bigger you are, the harder you fall." That's what my mom is always saying. She's talking about love - I've never been in it myself, but that doesn't stop me from secretly matchmaking for my friends. Who would suspect me, a world-class athlete, of meddling in other people's love lives? I love love, especially when it's not me who's doing the falling.... "No thanks." That's what Hollis Westbrooke said when I asked her on a date. Well, propositioned her, actually - but it was all a big joke; one she doesn't think is funny. My stomach is in knots since I might actually like this girl, so the joke is one me. Hollis' father is my boss - and she doesn't date players. The bigger they are, the harder they fall - especially when the biggest player is me. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Sara Ney (P)2020 Tantor
The Boxing Kings tells the story of the heavyweight title in the days when it was a defining institution in the United States. Author Paul Beston places special emphasis on those champions who held a central place in American culture beyond just in the boxing ring, including John L. Sullivan, who made the title a commercial property; Jack Johnson, who in 1908 became the first black man to claim the title; Joe Louis, whose contributions to racial tolerance and social progress transcended even his greatness in the ring; Rocky Marciano, who became an embodiment of the American dream; Muhammad Ali, who took on the US government and revolutionized professional sports with his showmanship; and Mike Tyson, a hard-punching student of boxing history who exemplified the modern celebrity. The gallery of champions also includes comics, dandies, bookworms, divas, ex-cons, workingmen, and a tough guy turned preacher. The Boxing Kings treats these and other champions as three-dimensional human beings, flawed but sympathetic men placed on great public stages. As the title shifts from one claimant to another, their stories also open a window into the larger history of the United States.
©2017 Paul Beston (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Jackal Emerson has never taken himself seriously. Dubbed the orgy king, hes renowned for his reputation as the wild End Man. But with the uprising on the horizon and his best friend missing, Jackal is having a hard time living the same carefree existence. And then he meets a thief and everything changes. Phoenix Moyo, principal dancer of a notorious ballet company, lives a life of rigidity. When her world collides with Jackals, their chemistry is evident to everyone except her. Forced to work with him to steal the most precious commodity of the Regions, she realizes too late that there is no escaping Jackals charisma. When unimaginable crimes come to light, the Regions begin to crumble. No one is safe. Families divide and secrets are exposed, danger running rampant on every side. For some, sacrifice costs everything.
©2018 Fisher & Aster (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A Wall Street Journal bestseller All Detective Mason Callahan wanted was a quiet fishing trip with the guys - a chance to get away and unwind before Halloween. Until he finds the body of his boss, Denny Schefte, near their remote Oregon cabin. Now all he wants is to catch the sadist who slit Dennys throat and covered his face with a mask. Mason was the last person to see him alive and will stop at nothing to find his friends murderer. When the FBI learns of the mask left at the scene, they realize they have a serial killer on their hands - one who is targeting cops. They assign the case to Special Agent Ava McLane, despite her engagement to Mason. Barely recovered from her own nearly fatal injury and her sisters attempted suicide, Ava hopes she is ready to chase another killer. But as she delves into the increasingly disturbing case, the killer may be closer than expected - dangerously close.
©2016 Kendra Elliot (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A grieving widow and a disenchanted writer form an unexpected bond in a novel about second chances and finding the courage to let go of the past. Its been three years since Claire Kite lost her husband, David, an aspiring novelist, in a tragic car accident. Claire finally finds the courage to move on; then she discovers among the remnants of her shattered world her husbands last manuscript. Its intimate, stirring - and unfinished. An idea comes to her.... What if she can find someone to give Davids novel the ending it deserves? Whitaker Grant is famous for his one and only bestselling novel - a masterpiece that became a hit film. But after being crippled by the pressure of success and his failed marriage, Whitaker retreated from the public eye in his native St. Petersburg, Florida. Years later, hes struggling through a deep midlife crisis. Until he receives an intriguing request from a lonely widow. To honor Davids story, Whitaker must understand, heart and soul, the man who wrote it and the woman he left behind. Theres more to the novel than anyone dreamed. Something personal. Something true. Maybe, in bringing a chapter of Davids life to a close, Claire and Whitaker can find hope for a new beginning.
©2020 by Lemuel (Boo) Walker. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
I'm not what everyone thinks I am. If they discover my hidden origin, both the gods and demons will hunt me to the ends of the universe. But I don't carry my dark secret alone. The sea demigod, my sworn enemy, now carries it with me and leaves a trail of dead bodies behind to keep me - and my secret - safe. Then the God of War returns to the Academy. Obsessed with my uniqueness, he steals me from his son's bed to make me warm his. So war breaks out between the war god and my demigods. If we survive the brutal battle, my mates will soon learn the truth about me is dirtier than reality. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Meg Xuemei X (P)2020 Tantor
The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of 29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade. In these trenchant, often hilarious true tales, we meet the colorful movers and shakers (or did they call themselves Big Swinging Dicks?) who commanded the headlines and rewrote the rules. Whether he is analyzing the unsavory details of the RJR Nabisco takeover or flaying American Express, Michael Lewis brings to task a wicked pen and a triumphant sense of humor.
©2011 Michael Lewis (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Kelly Cannon is satisfied with his life. He has friends, a wonderful family, and a great job. But his love life has reached a new level of pitiful. Why? Well, his heart decided to break all the rules. Don't fall in love with a straight guy. And definitely don't fall in love with your best friend. NFL standout Britton "Blue" Montgomery has pressure coming at him from all sides: from his father, who's only interested in Blue's football career; from his coaches, who just want him to play without getting injured again; from the fans; from his agent; and from his mother, who has popped up on the radar after leaving his family years before. And now his relationship with Kelly is on shaky ground, and that frightens Blue more than anything. When Kelly admits he's in love with Blue, bonds are tested, and Blue has to decide what's really important. He doesn't want to lose the number-one person in his life, but the cost to keep Kelly close might be more than he's willing to pay. It's a good thing his nickname is the Blueprint - it's time to draft a new set of plans.
©2018 S. E. Harmon (P)2018 Tantor
For high-powered personal injury attorney Noah Byron, the good things in life come with a price tag - cars, houses, women. That's why he represents only cases that come with the possibility of a nice cut of the action. But as a favor to his ex-wife, he meets with the mother of twelve-year-old Joel, a boy poisoned by tainted children's medicine. While the official story is that a psycho tampered with bottles, the boy's mother believes something much more sinister is at work...and the trail leads right back to the pharmaceutical company. As Noah digs deeper into the case, he quickly finds himself up against a powerful corporation that will protect itself at any cost. He also befriends young Joel and breaks the number one rule of personal injury law: don't make it personal. Faced with the most menacing of opponents and the most vulnerable of clients, Noah is determined to discover the truth and win justice for Joel - even if it means losing everything else.
©2016 Victor Methos (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Framed for murder. He's offered a way out. He just has to do a little job. Riley "Bear" Logan returns in Blowback, the latest installment in the Jack Noble thriller world. While recuperating on the tranquil island of St. Lucia, Bear's world is turned upside down when he is framed for murder. A nemesis returns offering immunity...so long as Bear does a job. Get in. Get the package. Get out. Easy as that. But nothing is ever that simple for Bear, and he soon finds himself in the center of a web of corruption and deceit as the operation threatens to suffocate him. Unable to ignore his duty to those he has vowed to help, Bear races to untangle a nefarious plot capable of impacting the free world. Fans of Crais' Joe Pike and Clancy's John Clark will enjoy the Bear Logan as he strikes out on his own in this fast-paced thriller.
©2018 L.T. Ryan and Liquid Mind Media, LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A young, untested team of problem solvers challenged with saving their company moves from board room to classroom in search of answers - and finds them through lively, open discourse with their innovative professor. This gripping, fast-paced business novel does for project management what Eliyahu M. Goldratt's other novels have done for production and marketing.
©1994 2014 Goldratt1 Ltd. (P)2014 HighBridge Company
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author comes an unexpected romance about trying to resist the irresistible
Mackenzie Callaghan has officially been stood up. Not only has she wasted two years on Mr. So Not Interested but now she doesn't even have pizza and the Mets to keep her company. Then he walks into her lifemore than six feet of rugged, hot stranger. Maybe, just for tonight, Mac can pretend to be a girl she's not. After all, she deserves a little no-strings fun
As far as Wesley Porter is concerned, one night with Mackenzie isn't nearly enough. She's a mystery he wants to solveif he can keep her from running for the door every time they touch. There's obviously some serious chemistry between them, so why is she fighting it? As one sexy hookup turns into another (and another), Wesley is determined to prove they were made for each other. But Mac has been hurt before, and she refuses to fall for this sexy, ridiculously perfect guy. In fact, she has every intention of fighting it
unless he can convince her otherwise.
©2018 Aurora Rose Reynolds (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
He stole those who meant everything to me. I will hunt him down. I will lead him into the light. Into everlasting fire and torment. With Satan's escape the Circles are in chaos, ravaged by the Dragon's emergence. The Sword of Light was shattered. Lucifer and Vyra are gone. But this isn't the end. Not all of the demons in Dis are happy over the loss of their king. Assassins lurk in the shadows, and they're determined to ensure the Seventh Circle loses both of its princesses. With the help of a long-lost archangel who takes Tascius under his wing and Azazel's dark arts, we'll fend off the traitors and search to the end of the world to find our missing family. And when we do...all Hell will break loose. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Cate Corvin (P)2021 Tantor
It's just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said. It won't interrupt your life during or after filming, they said. It's a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said. Well, they - the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties - lied. Now I'm stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them. Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, head of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke's Hospital, I'm now being called Dr. Obscene. What devotion I'd hoped to earn in respect, I've instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams. How's a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he's ever met that he's not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera? Contains mature themes.
©2017 Max Monroe (P)2017 Tantor
Ariel I would like to say we were old lovers. That once upon a time he was my everything, and I was his, but that would be a lie. He may have been mine, but I wasnt his. I was his sisters annoying little friend who he didnt even know was in love with him. Years later, after seeing him again for the first time, nothing has changed. Except now, he notices me, and I will do everything in my power to avoid him. Because Falcon is the most conceited man on this planet, and because when he looks at me with steel eyes, my heart still misses a beat. Falcon I get what I want, and Im never denied anything either. Its my charm. Its hard to say no to something you never knew you desired until Im standing in front of you. Thats not just who I am, its what I do. I help men achieve everything they have ever wanted. Most people would go to great lengths to be near me. Yet, my sweet Ariel, I cant even get her to stay in the same room as me. Maybe its because I told her I would be the best lay of her life - that has to be it - and once Im finished with her, shes avoiding being disappointed by every other man for the rest of her life. It couldnt possibly be anything else, because lets face it, Im perfect. All audiobooks in the series can be listened to as stand-alone stories.
©2019 T. L. Smith (P)2019 Oh My Audiobooks
The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you're anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I'm very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I'm attracted to. At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I'd never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus. I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil...and...uh, maybe I shouldn't tell you all of it. It's pretty normal stuff, things you'd expect...from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn't hide anymore - not that he'd have let me even if I tried. Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn't help that I'm not the most subtle person in the world either. He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can't even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he's around. He thinks we're going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don't care that I'm not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him. The thing is, that's exactly what I'm doing - what we're doing, I think. Falling. Hard. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Ella Maise (P)2018 Tantor
Jonah Steel has fallen in love with Melanie Carmichael but refuses to make a commitment until he has solved the mystery of his family's past. A new threat has surfaced, and he needs to eliminate it. Melanie loves Jonah but has yet to surrender completely to his needs. Still, she wants a promise that he can't yet make. While the ghosts of her past still hover around her, she joins him on his quest for answers. Together, they vow to find the truth. But the deeper they dig, the more danger they uncover...
©2017 Waterhouse Press, LLC (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
After an injury forced Theo Wynn to give up professional hockey, he turned to his second love: numbers. Now, as the general manager of his grandfather's NHL team, the Los Angeles Condors, Theo is dying to prove to the rest of his family - especially the brother who betrayed him - that he's just as successful as the rest of them. If only Theo had a gorgeous woman on his arm to complete the picture... Lacey Olson needs to get out of Las Vegas right now, thanks to her no-good, crooked brother. When a handsome stranger who's out partying with friends comes to her rescue in the cocktail lounge where she works, they strike up a conversation that leads to a crazy plan: her leaving with Theo for L.A. tomorrow. A few drinks later, the idea gets even crazier: a quickie marriage that works for both of them. But back in California, Lacey immediately turns Theo's precise, well-ordered life into one big beach party. And before long, she's tempting him with her smart mouth, sexy body, and sunny charm. The last thing Theo needs is a real relationship to distract him. Because he only plays to win...
©2019 Kelly Jamieson (P)2019 Tantor
New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan returns to the Montgomery Ink world with three souls bruised yet forever connected in this sexy and intoxicating ménage romance. Julia and Ronin know their relationship is solid. Theyve been through hell and back, but their love has stayed true through it all. When Ronins ex, Kincaid, comes back to town, however, the two realize what they might be missing. Kincaid didnt mean to leave Ronin behind all those years ago. When tragedy struck not once, but twice, bringing with it the heat of horror, he couldnt face the past hed left behind. Now, hes back and doesnt know how he fits in with the seemingly perfect couple - especially not when their families will apparently stop at nothing to keep them apart. **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 by Carrie Ann Ryan. Foreword © 2014 by M. J. Rose. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Foreword © 2014 by M. J. Rose.
Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He's short, he's fast, he's got a ton of potential - and he's the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as the Butcher. Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile, and he doesn't need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny, and the truth will get him killed. But Neil's not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil's new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can't walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he's finally found someone and something worth fighting for.
©2013 Nora Sakavic (P)2018 Tantor
Easy is the descent into Hell. Especially when you embrace the darkness. And it embraces you back. Revenge is so close I can almost taste it. Belial has brought me everything I wanted and more - he served me vengeance on a silver platter, along with his heart. But my own faults have caused a rift between myself, Lucifer, and Azazel. If I want to destroy Satan and live happily ever after in Hell, hard choices must be made. And when the Dragon himself takes something I hold dear, the choice is final: I must wield the Sword of Light once more, even at the risk of being burned alive. I have no fear. After all, Hell hath no fury like an angel scorned. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Cate Corvin (P)2020 Tantor
Number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series - a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation.... In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society - just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder.... No one is above suspicion - especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle - as well as with his former horse trainer's daughter. Meanwhile the family's financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself. Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family's demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior...or the worst of all the sinners?
©2016 J. R. Ward (P)2016 Penguin Audio
Jonah Steel is intelligent, rich, and hard-working. As the oldest of his siblings, he was charged by his father to protect them. He failed in the worst way. Dr. Melanie Carmichael has her own baggage. Although the renowned therapist was able to help Jonah's brother, she is struggling with feelings of inadequacy. When the oldest Steel walks into her office seeking solace, she can't turn her back. As Melanie and Jonah attempt to work through their issues together, desperately trying to ignore the desire brewing between them, ghosts from both their pasts surface...and danger draws near.
©2016 Waterhouse Press, LLC. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
As the last don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state's evidence, provides an insider's perspective on the Mafia. Natale's reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey underworlds brought the region's Mafia back to prominence in the 1990s. Smart, savvy, and articulate, Natale came up in the mob and saw firsthand as it hatched its plan to control Atlantic City's casino unions. Later on, after spending 16 years in prison, he reclaimed the family as his own after a bloody mob war that left bodies scattered across South Philly. He forged connections around the country and achieved a status within the mob never seen before or since, until he was betrayed by his men and decided to testify against them in a stunning turn of events. Using dozens of hours of interviews with Natale along with research and interviews with FBI agents, this book delivers revelatory insights into seminal events in American mob history, including: The truth about Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance The murder of Jewish mob icon Bugsy Siegel The identity of the man who created modern-day Las Vegas With the full cooperation of Natale, New York Daily News reporter Larry McShane and producer Dan Pearson uncover the deadly reign of the last great mob boss of Philadelphia, a tale that covers a half century of mob lore - and gore.
©2017 Dan Pearson and Larry McShane (P)2017 Tantor
Blood and sweat. Bethany Lewis danced her way out of poverty. She's a world class athlete...with a debt to pay. Joshua North always gets what he wants. And the mercenary wants Bethany in his bed. He wants her beautiful little body bent to his will. She doesn't surrender to his kiss. He doesn't back down from a challenge. It's going to be a sensual fight...to the death. Audition is the enthralling new stand-alone from The New York Times best-selling author Skye Warren.
©2019 Skye Warren (P)2020 Skye Warren
Come for the vacation. Stay for the shenanigans! Mermaids. Check. Pirates, Selkies, and Demi-Gods. Check. Check. Check. Come on an adventure with my Mermaids and their unlikely heroes. Get three hilarious stories all in one big book! The Sea Shenanigans Series has been a delight to write and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I loved writing it. xoxo Robyn Book 1 - Tallulahs Temptation Running a tourist trap for humans in the Bermuda Triangle had sounded like a fine plan - until it wasnt. With the Sea Hags gunning for our island, I did what any desperate Mermaid would do. I called for backup. Unfortunately, they sent Pirate Doug, the scoundrel that pillaged our treasure along with my heart. What in the Chicken of the Sea was I thinking? Book 2 - Ariels Antics What in a clam shell does a Mermaid have to do to find true love? Saving my island home is a must. However, the mission is to seek out the very Selkie who stole my heart, the same asshat whose Johnson Id tried to truncate. Ask any tuna you happen to see. Whos the craziest Mermaid? That would be me. Book 3 - Mistys Mayhem Whats love got to do with it? If youre Cupid, everything. If youre me, not a thing in the sea. I dont believe in love. Poseidon is smoking some bad seaweed if he expects me to take the one job Im obviously not qualified for
The God of Love. Stay tuned because Im about to give love a bad name.
©2018 Robyn Peterman (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author - including four all-new, original stories from the world of Mercy Thompson. Mercy Thompsons world just got a whole lot bigger
A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends
Includes the new stories
"Silver" "Roses in Winter" "Redemption" "Hollow"
and fan favorites "Fairy Gifts" "Gray" "Alpha and Omega" "Seeing Eye" "The Star of David" "In Red, with Pearls"
©2014 by Hurog, Inc. Fairy Gifts © 2011 by Patricia Briggs. Gray © 2011 by Hurog, Inc. Seeing Eye © 2009 by Patricia Briggs. Alpha and Omega © 2007 by Hurog, Inc. The Star of David © 2008 by Hurog, Inc. In Red, with Pearls © 2011 by Hurog, Inc. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Harrison Wynn Even though I'm the oldest player on the farm team, I'm playing my heart out this year to prove that I have what it takes to compete in the NHL. Everyone expects me to live up to my dying hockey hero dad's legacy, but my chances are receding every season. What I need is to focus, but the team's new yoga instructor is a major distraction; I've had my eye on her from the first time we met. Except she's not interested - okay, maybe actively disinterested - since I accidentally dumped her into the ocean during our paddleboard yoga class. How can I prove to her - and to the NHL - that I'm worth taking a chance on? Arya Ross Men are the last thing I need in my life. Yoga is my priority; it helps me center myself and heal my soul. But I can't turn down the once-in-a-lifetime offer to be the personal yoga instructor for the local hockey team. Sure, there are some cute players - including Harrison Wynn, who seemingly won't take no for an answer, and whose boyish smile and sexy charm are hard to resist. He seems genuine, and I wonder...Can I put my past behind me to start a future with him?
©2020 Kelly Jamieson (P)2020 Tantor
A powerful novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, about an ambassador's daughter who is kidnapped and the former undercover agent who comes to her aid, saving her life in more ways than one. For DEA Special Agent Marshall Everett, life as he knows it is over once a gunshot wound renders his arm useless. Barred forever from the undercover work he loves, he has nothing - no close friends, no family, no hometown or base, and no desire to settle for life behind a desk. He's called to action in the most unlikely of places when he stumbles upon a beautiful girl burying an old steel box in a Parisian park. Drawn into the mystery, Marshall soon discovers that she is Ariana Gregory, daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Argentina, who is trying to find herself again after being kidnapped and brainwashed by radical revolutionaries. But there are powerful forces at large who will not rest until they secure revenge, and Marshall and Ariana will face yet more trials - and another beginning - before they can truly bury the dark past and embark on a new life together.
©2015 Danielle Steel (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
First, hate. Then, want. But in the end? Heartbreak. My celebrity life was supposed to be easy, and this movie was the biggest break of my career. But from the moment Officer Levi Fox gave me a speeding ticket on my way into town, he's been nothing but a thorn in my side. Dominant. Cocky. Callous. Midnight blue eyes, a bad attitude, and muscles for days, he's exactly the kind of man I should avoid. But as the Cold, Montana Police Department's official movie liaison, he's taken up a permanent place in my life that I can't shake. We fight. A lot. Then, we kiss - and my carefully crafted hate toward him no longer feels so much like hate. I'm falling, falling, falling. But how often do alpha-jerks cushion the landing?
©2018 Max Monroe (P)2018 Tantor
Time to call in the sexpert... Isla Scott seeks to enhance her sexual repertoire, and shes using every available app to do so. But no matter what buttons she pushes, she isnt having much luck during her frequent coffeehouse dating rendezvous. If shes to eventually satisfy Mr. Right - and herself - in every way, she needs to gain some more experience. But so far shes only encountered duds. Grayson Hawkinss marriage fell apart when he caught his wife with his best friend. Emotionally bankrupt, hes left her and his high-pressure job to start over in a new town. A clean slate for the artist. A new coffeehouse to patronize. A fresh page on which he can draw his illustrations. Grayson and Isla form an unconventional pact where he agrees to be her sex guru to help her gain the experience she seeks in trade for permission for him to sketch her comical dates for his newspapers Instagram page. But such a pact doesnt come without pitfalls, and Isla must make a decision. Does she apply her newfound knowledge on one of her dates, or will she realize her Sexpert was always the one? Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. Theyre the perfect bedside read, a quick blush for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
©2020 Waterhouse Press, LLC. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Ellie Quick recap. My dad died leaving me an orphan. Jake stepped in and married me rather than letting me go to a foster home. Did I mention I was only 16 at the time? It was okay for a while until it wasn't. Because those feelings that I had for Jake as my oldest friend slowly turned into something else over the years. Feelings he could not deal with. So I did the right thing and divorced him. It was the right thing. I'm pretty sure it was the right thing. Okay it was probably the wrong thing...but I don't think either of us know where we go from here. Jake I had to let her go. I had to let her see there was more to the world than the ranch. Than me. She's never had a choice really, in any of this. I think I did the right thing. I know I did the right thing. Did I do the right thing? More importantly if I didn't...how do I get her back? Contains mature themes.
©2017 S. Doyle (P)2019 Tantor
I've always been a connoisseur of the opposite sex. Tall, short, thin, thick and juicy, my tastes knew no limitations. That became abundantly clear the night my best friend took me in his mouth. Sure, there'd been close calls before, the slip of a hand or misplaced lips. With our propensity to share women, it was bound to happen. That fateful night, I was met with pure intention and an experience I never want to forget. Falling for a friend has never been so complicated. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Marie James (P)2019 Tantor
Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of characters, Nussbaum pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated and funny and tough life inside the walls of an institution for juveniles with disabilities. From Yessenia Lopez, who dreams of her next boyfriend and of one day of living outside those walls, to Teddy, a resident who dresses up daily in a full suit and tie, to Mia, who guards a terrifying secret, Nussbaum has crafted a multifaceted portrait of a way of life hidden from most of us. In this isolated human warehouse on Chicago's South Side, friendships are forged, trust is built, and love affairs begin. And it's in their alliances that the residents ultimately find the strength to bond together and finally fight back against their mistreatment. Told with humor and authenticity in voices that stay with you long past the last moments, Good Kings Bad Kings is at once strikingly original, baldly funny, and profoundly moving. Performed by an ensemble cast, with Chris Delaine (Joanne Madsen), Lauren Fortgang (Michelle Volkmann), Emma Galvin (Yessenia Lopez), Alexander Cendese (Teddy Dobbs), David Ledoux (Ricky Hernandez), Karen Murray (Jimmie Kendrick), and Daya Mendez (Mia Oviedo).
©2013 Susan Nussbaum. Recorded by arrangement with Algonquin Books of Chapel hill, a Division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc. (P)2013 HighBridge Company
My enemies wish they had never met me, and women wish they could forget me. Im busy carving a name for myself in the mafia underworld, and I dont have time for the women who chase after me and wanna tie me down. They can get in line for the wildest f*ck of their lives and then they can get lost. I trusted the Sanatores and they ran their mouths. Six years in jail was a long time to plan my revenge, and now nobody will stop me from getting the payback I deserve. Not the bastards who are out to kill me, not the women who want to find out if the rumors about the size of my
ego are true. Nobody. Until I set eyes on her. Callies running from her filthy-rich, abusive, ex-fiancé, and hes not letting her go without a fight. She wants a new life and the last thing she needs is me in it, but Ive never let that stop me before. I shouldnt have touched her. I knew a woman like her would cause me trouble. But I couldnt resist. One taste and Im addicted. Her ex wants to get her back and my enemies want to use her to hurt me. F**k that. Anyone who wants to come between us better bring a body bag. Shes MINE. This is a standalone, full-length mafia romance with a filthy-mouthed, possessive bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
©2016 Publishing Bloom LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
My name's Max Hall, and I need to f--k. As a pro hockey player who's been away from the game for more than a year, my libido has picked one hell of an inconvenient time to come roaring back to life. After my wife died from a rare form of cancer, sex was the last thing on my mind. Same with hockey, the other love of my life. Now, after 15 months of eating too much, drinking too much, and generally just feeling sorry for myself, I'm facing a steep uphill battle to get my ass in shape and play my way back onto the Chicago Aces. So I'm not looking for a relationship. Just sex. Yeah, I know how that makes me sound. But the truth is, I'll never love another woman the way I loved my wife. When I meet a sexy bridesmaid at my teammate's wedding, I decide to scratch that itch. A fling with Kendra Armstrong in her posh hotel room could be just what the trainer ordered. Not only is Kendra smokin' hot, she's dynamite in bed - one of the perks of being a sex-toy designer. Since she lives in New York anyway, we agree to keep things casual, no strings attached. The arrangement is perfect...until one of us falls in love. And it's not me. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Kelly Jamieson (P)2018 Tantor
Abigail Darlington is awkward.... She will never be "that" girl. You know the one: that girl on campus, confident in her own skin. Always saying the right things. Putting herself out there. Knows how to talk to a guy without stammering. Nope. Shy but clever, and easily embarrassed, Abby is fine being the wallflower in her circle of outgoing, beautiful friends; she would rather read about a sexy book boyfriend than actually have a live, breathing one.... But Caleb Lockhart is worse.... Star goaltender for the university's hockey team, Caleb is quiet and broody, preferring the solitude of his orderly, regimented life. He doesn't like or need people - and plans to keep it that way. One more year left of hockey, and he'll be long gone. Awkward never looked so good. Both their lives change the day Abigail falls for Caleb. Well, falls directly on top of him, to be accurate. Because sometimes, we don't settle into love. We fall there. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Sara Ney (P)2018 Tantor
The conclusion to USA Today best-selling author Terri Anne Browning's The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Shattered. That was how Lucy Thornton felt in the aftermath of her breakup with Harris Cutter. Her family thought the best thing for her to do was to put the length of the country between her and Harris. Reluctantly, she went. The second Harris sets eyes on Lucy again, he knows she hasn't moved on any more than he has. Realizing that he screwed up, he sets out to prove that they belong together. But the road to un-shattering Lucy is longer and darker than he ever could have imagined. Listening order for this series: Catching Lucy Craving Lucy Rocking Kin (full length novel) Un-Shattering Lucy (full length conclusion)
©2016 Terri Anne Browning (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Ellie Here's the deal. I'm 16, and I'm getting married. Super weird, I know. It was just me and my dad. We lived on a cattle ranch in Montana. He died suddenly, leaving me an orphan (which is still a thing). I'm 16 months away from being a legal adult, so I have two choices. A foster home or marry Jake Talley. My dad's foreman and really, my best friend. It's legal. It solves all my problems. Except now, I'm living with Riverbend's hottest cowboy - my husband in name only - and I'm still in high school. Where no one wants to date weird, married Ellie. Still, all we have to do is wait until I'm 18 to get a divorce. Then, Jake and I can go back to being normal. We've got this. Right? Jake I never saw this coming. Married. To a kid I've known her whole life. But there was no way in hell I was going to let her live at a foster home. The ranch is where she belongs. Sure we're married, but it's not real. Just a piece of paper. My girlfriend is furious. But I know I'm doing the right thing. For 16 months, it's me and Ellie against the world. No big deal. Or is it? Contains mature themes.
©2017 S. Doyle (P)2019 Tantor
Cara Murphy is a New York City kindergarten teacher with a bright future and tenure on the horizon, and she wont let anything - any man - distract her. Shes had her heart broken before, and she wont make that mistake twice. Shes got her career to focus on, and being single has many, many advantages. Noah Hughes is a firefighter with a charred heart who heats up every room he enters, but he lives solely for the happiness of his five-year-old son. When he crosses paths with Cara at a club, sparks fly, and they share a hot night of passion. But that flame is quickly doused during a surprise second encounter. Continuing to see each other would truly be playing with fire, but Cara and Noah cant stop. Still, Caras career is in jeopardy, and Noahs heart is locked in guilt. Is there really a chance they could build a love that forever burns bright? Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. Theyre the perfect bedside read, a quick blush for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
©2020 Waterhouse Press, LLC. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Can the best of enemies become the hottest of lovers? New York Times bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds proves that opposites can be compatibleand twice as combustible
Libby Reed is over it. Or thats what she tells herself. Shes lusted after one of New Yorks bravest for years, but firefighter Antonio Moretti has doused her interest for the last time. As much as she wants the arrogant jerk (in a bad, bad way), they cant even be in the same room without setting each other off
which might be a problem now that shes volunteered to help out in his familys restaurant. Antonios been burned before. Now he knows better than to trust a pretty face and follow another pair of long, beautiful legs into heartbreak. But while Libby might rub him the wrong way, he cant deny the heat between them. And it only burns hotter when she steps up in his time of need. The closer they get, the more he realizes he may have misjudged her. Then again, he doesnt know the secret Libbys keeping that could send their relationship up in flames before its even begun.
©2018 Aurora Rose Reynolds (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Dragons, demons, gods.... How much worse can one man's fight to save his family, his people, and his planet get? When Hank Jensen began his journey to save his family, he learned his enemies possessed godlike power. Undaunted, he fought on, saved his family, and won the battle for control of the Rooms of Ruin, but both Hel and Luka escaped. Hot on Luka's trail, Hank learns the true stakes of his struggle - stakes that go beyond the fate of his family, of Mithgarthr and Osgarthr. Hank continues his quest, expanding his own abilities and knowledge, making new friends and allies...but also making new, even more powerful enemies. Can he hope to win this battle against ancient beings who hold the fate of the entire universe in their hands?
©2019 Erik Henry Vick (P)2019 Tantor
Ex-special forces Jacob King is a man who keeps to himself, having learned the hard way that letting people close to you, trusting them, might just get you killed. A lesson he learned when members of his Special Ops team turned dirty while others, men he considered friends, died. He made them pay. He made them hurt. He put them in jail. And so he doesn't trust anyone anymore. He keeps his women hot and fast, his friends few to none, and his clients through the elite Walker Security at a professional distance, but safe. It works for him. Until it doesn't. His newest job should be simple and cut and dry. Jewel Carpenter, the daughter of the CEO of Carpenter Enterprises, is receiving death threats. He's to protect her and find out who is issuing the threats. Simple. Cut and dry. Until it's not. Until the chemistry between him and Jewel is all about love, hate, and sex. But even as he fights the attraction to Jewel and discovers there is more to her than meets the eye, the real threat comes not from the threats she's receiving but from the connection she has to him. Because his past has come full circle, and those men he's made pay for their sins now want him to pay. And what better way than the woman in his bed?
©2017 Lisa Renee Jones (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
You don't know what you've got until it's gone.... Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can't believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: "Nothing serious, 'kay?" Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael - it's the holy grail of hookups for a guy who's too busy following in his law enforcement family's footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie's all about casual...that is until Ever calls it quits, and his world tilts on its axis. Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can't get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there's Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they're over. Aren't they? If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots? Now he's desperate to win her back...and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?
©2017 Tessa Bailey (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
From New York Times best-selling author Kendall Ryan comes the third and final volume in the hilarious and lust-filled tale of a man determined to win over the one woman who wants nothing to do with him - his fake wife. Marry the girl I've had a crush on my whole life. Check. Inherit a $100 billion company. Check. Produce an heir...Wait. What? I have 90 days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There's only one problem: she hates my guts. And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir. She can't stand to be in the same room with me and says she'll never be in my bed. But I've never backed down from a challenge, and I'm not about to start now. Mark my words, I'll have her begging for me, and it won't take 90 days. On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times best-selling Screwed series, Kendall Ryan brings you Hitched, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat.
©2016 Kendall Ryan (P)2016 Blackstone Audio
"Hard pass." That's what the last girl I slept with said when she got her first sober glimpse of me. She laughed, walked out of my penthouse - and I never saw her again. It doesn't matter that I'm a rich, professional athlete; what mattered was my face. Beauty might only be skin deep for some - but I know better. "Pay up." That's what the last girl I spoke to said over the phone when I made her an offer she couldn't refuse. Desperate to sell a set of rare baseball cards, she's clever and entertaining. I'm instantly smitten, but nowhere ready to reveal myself. Thank god she has no idea who I am - or what I look like. I'm a professional athlete - how hard can playing the love game be? Contains mature themes.
©2020 Sara Ney (P)2020 Tantor
The men of Rescue Four are known for two things: for being the best the Williamsport Fire Department has to offer and for their rugged sex appeal. Rescue Four's reputation is carried like a badge of honor among all the men, including Eric "Harvard" Kim. Eric is the unofficial leader of the Rescue Four squad, and with his quiet yet appealing demeanor, he definitely lives up to his squad's playboy ways with the women. That is, until a certain bar owner catches his eye. Eric is hit with a desire so intense and overwhelming he can do little about it except submit to the inferno his desire sparks. Angela Moore is having the time of her life, having opened her neighborhood bar, Charlie's, a year and a half ago. Neatly positioned between two fire stations, Charlie's is a frequent stop for the firefighters in her city and the women who love to chase after them. Growing up the daughter of a firefighter and the younger sister of one, Angela thought she was immune to their charms, until she finds herself in the cross hairs of Eric's. With eyes as dark as sin and a body built for pleasure, Angela finds herself opening up to Eric unlike anyone she ever has before. Just when the couple think they've made it, tragedy strikes, leaving them wondering if one will even survive. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Tiffany Patterson (P)2019 Tantor
They broke my halo. Burned my wings. Sent me plummeting straight to Hell. When I'm captured by demons and forced into the fighting pits of the Seventh Circle of Hell, I need to stay alive long enough to claw my way back to Heaven and destroy the archangels who betrayed me. Four dangerous men stand between me and my vengeance. A deadly Nephilim in self-imposed exile. Hunger incarnate, ravenous for an angel. The heir to Satan's sinful throne. And the prince who bound my soul to his until I win my freedom. They think I'm still pure. They think I'm innocent. They think they'll enjoy corrupting me. Joke's on them. This angel's no saint. If Heaven doesn't want me, I'll be bad for the Hell of it. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Cate Corvin (P)2020 Tantor
Billionaire Dominic Baine stepped into Avery Ross' life when it was at its lowest. Obsessed with the beautiful, struggling artist, Nick was determined to have her. What began as a scorching seduction soon burned out of control, exploding into a white-hot passion neither of them could deny. Yet Nick and Avery are two damaged people, both haunted by dark secrets with the power to destroy them. And for Nick, the ugly past that shaped him cannot compare to the unforgivable deception that drives Avery from his arms, from his life. Now the man accustomed to having everything he desires must find a way to redeem himself to the only woman he has ever loved. Avery Ross has known heartbreak. She has known betrayal and loss but nothing like the pain that loving Dominic Baine has brought into her life. Reeling from the aftermath of his devastating revelation, instead of allowing despair to break her, she builds herself into something stronger - the fearless woman and gifted artist that Nick's passion has taught her to be. Yet her heart is in pieces, and despite everything she has, the one thing she needs is the man whose possessive desires and consuming love hold the power to either save them both or shatter her forever.... Contains mature themes.
©2017 Lara Adrian, LLC (P)2017 Tantor
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.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes the first novel in the fun, sexy, and thrilling How to Catch an Alpha series. Leah Emerson isnt looking for a man - shes looking for the right man. But her mothers idea of a great catch leaves her cold, and shes pretty sure her cocky, arrogant, and way too good-looking new neighbor isnt the one either. If only her wayward cat would stop jumping through his window, she could get on with her life. Tyler Duncan moved into town for a new job, not to fall in love. But he always goes after the things he wants in life with steadfast determination
and he wants Leah Emerson. He wants her smiles, he wants her touch, and he definitely wants her in bed. Unfortunately, someone else wants Leah - in the worst way. Now Tylers on a mission to protect the woman hes falling in love with while proving hes worth falling for, and Leah must decide whether Tyler is a catch worth catching
©2019 Crystal Aurora Rose Reynolds (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Lily Knox Sinclair is a man of a few words. Intense. Focused. Touching him is a bad idea. I already know that. I know it and I want to do it anyway. My life is a mess - a man is the last thing I need. My dead husband left behind nothing but trouble. Knox has answers, but he isn't sharing. I dont know if I can trust him. I want to. I cant afford to be wrong. My body is begging for his, but I need to say no. Knox I dont have to say a word and women fall in my lap. I never wanted to keep one until Lily. I saw her picture and I wanted her. Now I cant stop thinking about her. I want to touch her. Kiss her pouty lips. Caress her sweet ass. Im here to keep Lily and her son safe. And find answers. But trusting her...thats a different story. With both of our lives on the line, trusting Lily is my only option.... Undone is a stand-alone romance with a happy ending. Its second in The Untangled series featuring the Sinclair brothers you first met in the Alpha Billionaire Club and Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaire series.
©2019 Ivy Layne (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes a flirty romantic comedy of big love and second chances. Courtney Williams wanted forever. She got six years of empty promises, a divorce, and a well-deserved settlement thats paid her way to Manhattan. She has a new home under renovation, a new job, and a do-over as a happy single in the city - until she meets an architect with designs on more than her beams. Hes also a devoted single dad, a great cook, and has dark lashes to die for. Too good to be true. Now all Courtney can do is whisper, Oh no, not again. Divorced Lucas Fremont isnt looking to get swept away. But how can he not with a woman this sweet and sexy? Shes making his broken heart beat fast. His sister-in-law, Fawn, says go for it. But as cautious as Courtney is, Lucas has to do more than that. He has to fight for it. Now all he can do is think, Dont let this one get away. But Courtney comes with a secret. And Lucas comes with a bitter ex. If love is to stand a chance, theyre going to have to take a chance.
©2019 Crystal Aurora Rose Reynolds (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
I first met William McAlister when I was just a teenager. He was handsome, had a beautiful wife, and was on the verge of success, having just joined my father as his business partner. Mr. McAlister was full of smooth charm, but back then he was barely a blip on my radar. Just a family friend. Fast forward 10 years: I'm 25 years old and a single mom trying to make things right for her seven-year-old son. I've made some mistakes, grappled with my demons, and now I'm back in the city of Vancouver, getting a second chance at a better life. I've started by working for my father's production company as an executive assistant. My first day on the job and I already know I could have a promising career there. That is, until I see Will McAlister for the first time in a decade. Now recently divorced and as sophisticated as always, Will has gone from being my father's friend and business partner to something so much more. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Karina Halle (P)2017 Tantor
Monsters are real, and Hank Jensen has met some of the worst the multiverse has to offer. As a result, he bears the curse of a hateful, malignant god - a horrid disease that has disabled him. Hank fought demons, dragons, and mythical beings to rescue his wife and son, but the battle left the family trapped in the realm of the Isir. As his dark curse continues to ravage his body, Hank, his family, and his Isir friends must travel to an ancient, faraway place - the Rooms of Ruin - to reopen the pathways that connect the two worlds. But the Dark Queen isn't done with them. She has issued only one command to her servants: drive the Jensen family into the trap she's laid. That's not all she has planned, though. She has a secret plan - someone she's manipulated into betraying them. Will they discover the traitor in time? How will they avoid the Dark Queen's trap? What other dangers await them along their path?
©2018 Erik Henry Vick (P)2019 Tantor
Jonah Steel is knee deep into trying to solve the mystery surrounding his family and his brother's abduction, and the arrival of his best friend has complicated the situation...although not as much as his infatuation with his brother's therapist, Dr. Melanie Carmichael. The quiet humility of the blond beauty has him enthralled, and he burns for her as he never has for any woman. Melanie Carmichael is intelligent and driven, yet filled with regret. She has fallen in love with gorgeous Jonah Steel, but fears she may never be able to tell him. The demons from her past have come for her...and she may not get out alive.
©2016 Waterhouse Press, LLC. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Joan Kirby doesn't believe her husband's story about picking up a stranded woman in the middle of the night and dropping her off at a hotel. She asks Perry Mason to cross-examine him. Mason uncovers a much murkier trail involving murder, illegal adoption, stolen narcotics and blackmail.
©1957 Erle Stanley Gardner (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
For the woman who's his perfect match, he's willing to break the rules.... The moment Brand Berry meets beautiful, driven Sahara Silver, the connection between them is electric. It's also something he can't pursue. Sahara wants him, sure - to join Body Armor, where his MMA skills, size, and cocky attitude make him perfect for her elite crew of bodyguards. For Sahara, the agency always comes first, and Brand needs more. Yet when she's kidnapped by men searching for her missing brother, he doesn't hesitate. Somewhere along the way, flirting with Brand for the sake of business turned very personal. Despite his refusal to join Body Armor, it's Brand who steps up when Sahara needs him most. Now there's no more time for games, and no point denying the hunger they both feel. They'll escape together or not at all. But if they survive, can Sahara finally surrender control to claim this blazing passion?
©2018 Lori Foster (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
USA Today best-selling author Caroline Fyffe invites you back to Logan Meadows for a rousing town competition, a scandalous past that refuses to stay hidden, and a love that wont be denied in Prairie Hearts, Book Seven: Winter Winds of Wyoming. Being shanghaied and imprisoned wont keep Dalton Babcock away from the town hes come to love and hopes to make his home. But fate finds him broke, jobless, and worst of all, the woman who has awakened his heart is the only woman he shouldnt court. His future does not look promising. After losing their father, Adaline and Courtney Costner have more problems than finding their footing in a town of strangers. For one sister, a disreputable past comes calling. The other finds herself invisible in the eyes of the man she loves. Will true love prevail in a town of busy-body helpers and good-hearted scheming? Return to Logan Meadows in this yuletide adventure for a double dose of romance and fun!
©2020 Caroline Fyffe (P)2020 Caroline Fyffe
I always wanted a nice, normal boyfriend. The kind you could bring home to your parents. Instead, I fell for Austin Wright. We tried this once and failed. Hard. I swore the bad-boy Wright who set my body on fire would never get a second chance, because our love is heroin-laced-gasoline-addicting and destined to go up in flames.
©2017 K. A. Linde (P)2017 Tantor
I just met the girl of my dreams. Megan Davenport is funny and smart, and she's as much of an insomniac as I am. She's also my team captain's little sister, which I only found out after our passionate kiss. Megan is completely off-limits - her brother makes that very clear - and I know better than to think I can keep a relationship going during hockey season anyway. But that doesn't mean we can't be late-night friends, right? The only problem is, love makes you do crazy things, like breaking all the rules.
©2016 Cindi Madsen (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.
Don't date your bodyguard. It was the one rule he had to break. Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible - the 22-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the Internet. Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth. He is certified American royalty. When he's assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained Yale graduate who's known for "going rogue" in the security team - and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff's sexual fantasies. Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into "termination" territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated. Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both. Damaged Like Us can be listened to and enjoyed without listening to any of Krista and Becca's other novels.
©2017 K. B. Ritchie (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
He can protect anything except his heart. Leese Phelps's road hasn't been an easy one, but it's brought him to the perfect job - working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who's threatening her. What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who'd believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese's ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honor. He's the last person she expects to trust - and the first who's ever made her feel safe. And he's the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough.
©2017 Lori Foster (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and the Infidelity series continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times best-selling author Aleatha Romig. Have you been Aleathad? Learn the truth behind the secrets and lies.
©2018 Aleatha Romig (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Taking a populist approach to a serious subject, Myke Cole combines a novelist's flair for drama with an ancient historian's eye for detail to create a unique book that delves into one of the most popular areas of the Ancient World. From the time of Ancient Sumeria, the heavy infantry phalanx dominated the battlefield. Armed with spears or pikes, standing shoulder to shoulder with shields interlocking, the men of the phalanx presented an impenetrable wall of wood and metal to the enemy. Until, that is, the Roman legion emerged to challenge them as masters of infantry battle. Covering the period in which the legion and phalanx clashed (280 - 168 BC), Myke Cole delves into their tactics, arms and equipment, organization and deployment. Drawing on original primary sources to examine six battles in which the legion fought the phalanx - Heraclea (280 BC), Asculum (279 BC), Beneventum (275 BC), Cynoscephalae (197 BC), Magnesia (190 BC), and Pydna (168 BC) - he shows how and why the Roman legion, with its flexible organization, versatile tactics and iron discipline, came to eclipse the hitherto untouchable Hellenistic phalanx and dominate the ancient battlefield. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Myke Cole (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The nation as we know it is a thing of the past. With the male species on the verge of extinction, a society called the End Men is formed to save the world. Folsom Donahue is one of 12 men whose sole purpose is to repopulate the Regions. The endless days spent having sex with strangers leaves Folsom with an emptiness no amount of women, money, or status can fill. Until Gwen. Gwen has wanted a child for as long as she can remember, but when she finally gets a chance to have her own, she uncovers a long-hidden truth. The injustice she sees moves her to help save the men whom no one else believes need saving. A forbidden love, grown in a time of despair, ignites a revolution. Folsom and Gwen, torn between their love for each other and their sense of duty, must make a choice. But some will stop at nothing to destroy them.
©2018 Fisher & Aster (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From USA Today best-selling author Terri Anne Browning. With one promise her life was changed.... Saying goodbye to my mother also meant saying goodbye to my life in Virginia. After reluctantly making a promise to my mom, I was California bound with the father who I haven't seen since I was four years old. I was miserable living under the same roof as my step-monster and the two step-bitches from hell. My only saving grace? Lucy Thornton, daughter to Demon's Wings' drummer, Jesse Thornton. Without her friendship - and her odd rocker family taking me in as one of their own - I was sure I would have lost my mind after the first week. A blast from her past.... I never thought I would see Jace St. Charles again. Honestly, after the way he'd broken my heart, I would have been just fine without having to see his face for the rest of my life. With Lucy's close friendship with Harris Cutter, owner of the hottest new club in SoCal and Jace's new boss, I was forced to see that damn face often. Forced to see the way every girl seemed to trip over themselves to get close to him. A second chance? Being tossed into one situation after another with Jace made it hard to fight the fact that I wasn't as immune to him as I wanted to be. But, damn it, I was only human and he was hell bent on winning me back. Rocking Kin is the third book in The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Series listening order: Catching Lucy Craving Lucy Rocking Kin Un-Shattering Lucy This series can be listened to with or without having listened to The Rocker...Series. This book contains adult language and situations
©2016 Terri Anne Browning/Anna Henson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
It all began when pretty Gladys Doyle lost her way and was forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. The next morning she discovered her handsome host gone and a stranger in his place - dead as the proverbial herring. There follows a courtroom scene in the best Perry Mason tradition, with a most reticent group of witnesses: a lady author whose realistic novel is a bit too true to life; Edgar Carlisle, equally talented at telling stories; Richard Gilman, an old hand at the disappearing act; and a smart, sharp operator never at a loss for clever plots. Action and suspense are at their height and the adroit Mason at his legal best in this superb mystery.
©1959 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1987 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Im wrong for her in all the right ways. Everyone in the city knows who I am: Vincent Citrione, top capo of the most powerful crime family in the city. If youve got two brain cells to rub together, youre scared sh*tless of me. As for women, I give them the hardest, dirtiest f*ck of their lives before showing them the door. They know better than to expect more. Commitments? F*ck em. At least, that was my motto until I caught her snooping in the wrong place at the wrong time. Aubriella. I wanted her to be like all the rest of the girls. I wanted to forget her. But I cant forget her lush curves
or the soft moans spilling from her lips. She thinks she can say no to me and get away with it. She thinks she can walk away after what shes seen. But one taste and I know shes going to be mine. I dont care what it takes. I get what I want. And I want her. This is a standalone, full-length mafia romance with a filthy-mouthed, possessive bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
©2016 Publishing Bloom LLC. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Micah: Constantine Ross is a cocky, provoking little...yeah. And I swear, I'd think that even if his family's business wasn't my biggest competition. It's time someone taught the man a lesson or two about life. At least that's what I tell myself when I offer him a job. Call it my good deed for the year...maybe the century. But now he's in my shop. In my space. In my every damn thought. In. My. Bed. And how the hell am I supposed to resist him? Constantine: I'll be the first to admit I've royally screwed up, but what can I say? I was a stupid teen who lost his dad and spiraled out of control. Almost a decade later, I'm still trying to make amends. The last thing I need is my family's arch-nemesis wading into my life like he's got all the answers. Except...I really need money, and the arrogant jerk offered me a job. I can deal with Micah's attitude. My attraction to him? That's different. He's my boss, not my boyfriend. And he's way too old for me. But God, he's gorgeous. Dominant. Compelling. I don't want to want him.... But I can't turn away.
©2019 May Archer (P)2019 Tantor
One night with a sheikh leads to a secret baby surprise! Billionaire sheikh Rafiq "Rafe" bin Saleed has come to Royal, Texas, to buy the town - and get even with his former best friend. But Rafe's plans are pushed aside for one amazing night with a stranger - and then nearly derailed when he discovers the identity of his mystery woman. For not only is Violet McCallum his enemy's cherished little sister, she's now pregnant with Rafe's child! Rafe knows he has the upper hand; all he has to do is walk away. But there's something about Violet that won't let him leave without her....
©2016 Sarah M. Anderson (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Daniel: I suck at relationships and don't trust anyone, but there are reasons for that. For one thing, every person I've ever cared about has let me down. The only recent exception: O'Leary's town veterinarian...my new best friend. I came to O'Leary for a fresh start. To pare things down to essentials. To forget about the failures in my past. The last thing I need is complications, and most definitely not a boyfriend. Julian: I've lived in O'Leary my entire life and learned to fly under the radar a long time ago. I do what's expected, say what's expected, and keep to myself as much as possible. It's a hell of a lot simpler spending my time working with animals than trying to interact with actual people. The one unlikely exception: the gorgeous guy who moved to a cabin just outside of town and somehow became my best friend. But friendships are complicated, and one morning I find myself accidentally telling the whole town the biggest lie of my life. Which is how Daniel Michaelson, my very straight, very hot best friend becomes my fake boyfriend, even though he's most definitely not my lover.
©2019 May Archer (P)2019 Tantor
There's no resisting a desire like this.... MMA fighter Miles Dartman's casual arrangement with personal shopper Maxi Nevar would be many men's fantasy. She seeks him out, they have mind-blowing sex, she leaves. Rinse, repeat. Yet, lately, Miles wants more. And when Maxi requests his services via the Body Armor security agency, he's ready to finally break through her defenses - and protect her day and night. Receiving a large inheritance has brought chaos and uncertainty into Maxi's life. Her ex has resurfaced, along with lots of former "friends", and someone is making mysterious threats. Then there's Miles, who doesn't ask for anything...except her trust. Pleasure is easy. Now, Maxi has to give her heart as well as her body...or risk losing a man who could be everything she needs.
©2017 Lori Foster (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
From New York Times best-selling author Samantha Towle comes a sexy and laugh-out-loud standalone romance.... Vaughn West is at the height of his acting career. He's the it man of Hollywood - until the ultimate betrayal sends him into a downward spiral of alcohol-infused days, ending with a different woman in his bed every night. His only way out of the funk is accepting a new movie deal with the hottest director in Hollywood. Charlotte Michaels is a designer-brands girl on a thrift-store budget until she lands the mother of all jobs as Vaughn West's wardrobe assistant on his latest movie. Only their first meeting doesn't go as planned, and now, Vaughn is acting like a jerk. So why do their clothes seem to keep falling off whenever they're around each other? And why can't Charly seem to keep her mind in the closet and off Vaughn? Things are about to get hot, dirty, and messy in Hollywood. Especially if Charly's closely guarded secret falls out of her closet. Cover design by: Qamber Designs & Media
©2017 Samantha Towle (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Can a two-career couple really pick up stakes and move to Provence? Keith and Val had a dream - to live in Provence, the land of brilliant sunlight, charming hilltop villages, and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. But there were two problems: they weren't French speakers and they had full-time jobs. So they came up with a plan.... Follow their adventures (and misadventures) as they quit their jobs, become consultants, and split their time between two countries. Laugh along as they build a life in Provence, slowly mastering a new language and making friends with the locals over long meals and just a bit too much wine. This light and breezy memoir is full of wry observations on France, like the power of cheese to sway elections, the right and wrong ways for men to kiss each other, and the law requiring that blood donors must speak French. If you've ever dreamed of changing gears and learning what joie de vivre is really all about, you won't want to miss this delightful book.
©2016 Keith Van Sickle (P)2017 Tantor
Daniella Belle wants nothing more to do with members of the opposite sex; instead, she'll focus on what matters most - becoming a lingerie designer. That's until she's offered an opportunity of a lifetime by an annoyingly arrogant man who believes he can charm the panties off of every woman he meets. Antonio Michaels has never had to work hard at anything. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he's been served up a hefty life of entitlement. He's handsome, charmingly arrogant, and dates a different model every month. When he meets Daniella Belle, a bombshell who seems unfazed by his mere existence, he finds himself captivated by her looks, her unrelenting potty mouth, and the fact that he can't stop thinking about her. Will Antonio have to work hard to make Daniella believe that he's the man destined to sweep her off of her feet? Or will Daniella's bad luck with men make her continue to doubt that fairy tale romances truly exist?
©2017 Joslyn Westbrook (P)2018 Tantor
A princess and a Southern billionaire are expecting twins! Only from USA Today best-selling author Catherine Mann! His focus is on his family's football dynasty. Louisiana billionaire Gervais Reynaud has no time for romance. But he can't say no to a tryst with Erika Mitras. True, she's a princess, but in no way prim...or proper. Their time together is unbelievable - and all too short. When Erika said goodbye, she meant it. But now she must tell Gervais the truth. He's about to be a father...to royal twins. After leaving her overbearing family, Erika wants nothing from Gervais. But the tempting tycoon just may charm her into a future she desires all too much. Enjoy a special bonus short story from Brenda Jackson, "Never Too Late".
©2016 Catherine Mann, Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
When Sophie Davis sorts through a box of donated books to her church, shes surprised to find a soldiers journal. As the daughter of a veteran who watched her father struggle over the years, she feels a deep connection to the man who wrote the emotional entries. Former Marine Cole Aaron battled to find peace after returning to civilian life. Hes always needed to protect others. Now, fighting fires helps him put out the demons within him. Hes embracing his life in Pine Hill, Kentucky, and strives to call a truce with his past. When Sophie shows up at the fire hall with his journal from when he first returned stateside, Cole cant believe it was in the box hed donated. The book is old news, and he tells her to trash it. Sophie and Cole are drawn together as they both volunteer for their community, but its hard for Cole to let down his guard, and he doesnt need anyones pity. After all hes been through in the past, can he find faith in a more hopeful future...one touched by joy? This heartwarming romance includes an original Hallmark recipe for Dilly Duchess Potatoes.
©2020 Janice Lynn and Hallmark Publishing (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Unlucky in Love Years ago Alden Leeds found a rich vein of gold in the Klondike. Now his greedy relatives fear he's planning to throw his fortune away on a gold-digging spouse, Emily Milicant. So to prevent the two from joining in holy matrimony, they commit their affluent kin to a sanitarium on a trumped-up charge. Then Leeds escapes, only to end up in the company of Emily's blackmailing brother, John, a manufacturer of fixed dice, rolling bones that always come up seven. But when John is murdered - with Leeds's fingerprints found all over the apartment - Perry Mason must crack a baffling case before his client bumps from the nut house to the jail house....
©1939 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1967 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills - until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident - and wrestling with the lure of death herself - she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows. Blue glows with outsized spirit and an irresistible mix of innocence and wisdom beyond his years. Ginny offers him respect as they form an unusual bond and become the family they each lost. But just as Blue is truly beginning to trust her, she learns of a shocking betrayal that he has been hiding. Is it a wound too deep to heal, or will she be able to fight the battle that will make them both whole again? Blue is number one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel at her finest, a probing and emotionally gripping story of dark secrets revealed, second chances, and the power of love and courage to overcome life's greatest challenges.
©2016 Danielle Steel (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Spellbinding. (Megan Abbott, The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice) Extraordinary.... Fans of the formal inventiveness and twisty-turny narratives of Trust Exercise and A Visit From the Goon Squad will be immediately engrossed. (R. Eric Thomas, Elle, The Best Books of 2020 (So Far)") Named one of the Hottest Books of the Summer by Entertainment Weekly and BuzzFeed. Tracing the 15-year fallout of a toxic high-school rumor, a riveting, astonishingly original debut novel about the power of stories - and who gets to tell them. 2015. A gifted and reclusive ghostwriter, Alice Lovett makes a living helping other people tell their stories. But she is haunted by the one story she can't tell: the story of, as she puts it, "the things that happened while I was asleep." The year 1999. Nick Brothers and his lacrosse teammates return for their senior year at their wealthy Maryland high school as the reigning state champions. They're on top of the world - until two of his friends drive a passed-out girl home from of the team's "legendary" parties, and a rumor about what happened in the backseat spreads through the town like wildfire. The boys deny the allegations, and, eventually, the town moves on. But not everyone can. Nick descends into alcoholism, and Alice builds a life in fits and starts, underestimating herself and placing her trust in the wrong people. When she finally gets the opportunity to confront the past she can't remember - but which has nevertheless shaped her life - will she take it? An inventive and breathtaking exploration of a woman finding her voice in the wake of trauma, True Story is part psychological thriller, part fever dream, and part timely comment on sexual assault, power, and the very nature of truth. Ingeniously constructed and full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the final moments, it marks the debut of a singular and daring new voice in fiction.
©2020 Kate Reed Petty (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Chase: The last thing I'd ever want to do is let my team down. After overcoming my bad-boy reputation, I was dominating on the ice. But things aren't going so well this season, and even my parents think I'm partying again. Now I'm really worried about my career. The only bright spot in my life is the Twitter flirtation I've struck up with pop princess Jordyn Banks. Turns out she's a huge hockey fan - and she's willing to wager a date on her favorite team.... Jordyn: Even though I'm an LA fan now, I've always had a soft spot for the Aces, since I grew up in Chicago. Then I lose a bet to Chase Hartman, and suddenly I'm up close and personal with a pro athlete who's anything but soft. Not only is Chase the hottest guy I've ever met, he's secretly super sweet. As if I had time for a relationship...yeah, right. But when I suddenly have nothing but time on my hands, he's the only one who understands. Now, with both of our careers at stake, Chase is tempting me to put my heart on the line too. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Kelly Jamieson (P)2018 Tantor
One shot. One kill. A simple plan. A simple operation. But it doesn't take much to throw off the assassination of a corrupt US senator in a foreign country. Not once the cartel gets involved. Can Riley "Bear" Logan and Jack Noble fight through the waves before a traitor gets to them first? The action is fast-paced and nonstop in this international thriller! Fans of Tom Clancy, Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, and Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne will enjoy this suspense-filled Bear Logan and Jack Noble thriller.
©2017 L.T. Ryan & Liquid Mind Media, LLC (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
She's no princess, he's no prince charming, but this is most definitely a modern-day fairy tale... Prince Grayson would rather flee his own country than marry the conniving barracuda his parents want him leg-shackled to for all eternity. So that's exactly what he does - he flees - and being a prince on the run feels fabulously badass. What feels even better is the sizzling chemistry he has with the sassy Southern Belle who quite literally stumbles into his life. Arabella Princessa Royale has no interest in men, especially since she barely escaped the social aftermath of her dumpster-fire relationship. But His Royal Scorching Hotness, with all that brooding, tattooed, bad-boy sexiness, proves impossible to ignore. Falling for this charming prince could be bad. Tragically bad - not only for his country, but for her heart. It doesn't take long for their attraction to blaze hot enough to cause an international incident - a royally scandalous one. And in the world of all things majestic, they'll soon have to decide if true love can overrule even the noblest of duties.
©2019 Joslyn Westbrook (P)2020 Tantor
JP Wynn: I admit, I've made some bad choices - on and off the ice. Now all I want to do is show my team I can control my emotions while I'm playing and redeem myself with my family, especially with my brother, Theo. I hate that I hurt him and I'm determined to stay out of trouble. But the hot bridesmaid at Theo's wedding is tempting me into another bad decision. A little flirting and a hook up with Taylor seem harmless...until Manny Martinez jumps me on the dance floor and starts beating the crap out of me. And just like that I add one more bad decision to my resume. Taylor Hart: I always thought hockey players were hot. Now I think they're crazy. Manny broke my heart when he got traded to another team and left without even a goodbye. Then he showed up at my best friend's wedding. All I wanted to do was show Manny that I was over him. And the groom's sexy brother, JP, seemed more than willing to be my distraction. But after the way everything went down, I want nothing to do with any of them. Easier said than done. Especially when Lacey's new brother-in-law is always around... And I keep thinking about the wedding night, when we snuck away to his room for the best sex of my life.
©2019 Kelly Jamieson (P)2020 Tantor
"I was in free fall the moment we met, and I just keep falling." Small-town police officer Silas Sloane knows every resident of O'Leary, New York. He's earned the love and respect of its citizens, though living under the small-town microscope grates on him. But though he's good at his job, there's one thing he's not good at: commitments...until Everett. Widower Everett Maior, O'Leary's newest citizen, came to the small town kicking and screaming. He never wanted to become primary caretaker for his grandfather and has no interest in living the provincial life. Snarky and superstitious, he's proficient at keeping people at a distance...until he lays eyes on Silas. Strange disappearances are plaguing O'Leary, though, even as Silas and Everett find their growing attraction undeniable. Can they find their way to a future together, even as ghosts from the past threaten to tear them apart?
©2018 May Archer (P)2019 Tantor
Aspiring actress Stephane Olger just wants to be in pictures. But she may end up in mug shots instead when she gets herself caught up in a crime. Shortly after quitting her job and moving to Hollywood, she is picked up by a well-dressed man while hitchhiking. The man loses control of the car and they end up in a horrible accident. Both Stephane and the driver escape unscathed but the strange man flees the scene leaving Stephane to face a charge of manslaughter. Stephane's rich uncle hires Perry Mason to defend her and he and the private detective Paul Drake immediately start gathering evidence. It turns out that the car, of course, was stolen, and belongs to a Hollywood producer who has been in contact with the mystery man who is from San Francisco. A woman has been promised a job by him, but is given one by Perry Mason instead. She, too, disappears, and in another room of the hotel her luggage is found with a man who has been shot. In the courtroom Perry Mason discovers many other facts, but in the meantime the film producer's chauffeur is murdered, making his task much harder. It's up to Perry Mason to find the truth behind a suspicious scenario starring a menacing movie mogul, a hoodwinked housewife, and a man no one has ever seen - alive!
©1941, 1969 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
At the academy, it's time to drop the mop. I never thought I'd miss being a janitor, but at least I knew what I was doing in that job. Now I'm a great and mighty war mage trying to help a team of college wizards win a magic competition, and I'm desperately afraid of screwing up. To make matters worse, my four gorgeous, powerful teammates totally believe in me, none more so than dangerously sexy, unnervingly intense Marcus Winter. Marcus knows he can make me stronger...but only if I'm willing to let him unlock my deepest desires. Um...k. Marcus has his own reasons for wanting to win the Mage Trials. Three years ago, he lost his cousins to the game. Now there's the faintest hint they might be alive - but to find them, we'll have to pull out all the stops. Marcus is willing to do whatever it takes to level me up.... And I might just let him. Gulp.
©2020 D. D. Chance (P)2020 Tantor
I abandon all hope that my demigods will come for me. In Hell's Academy, it's either kill or be eaten. Demons turn violence into an art form, and they've marked me as their newest victim. A charismatic archdemon offers me a way out of the pit. His price: spend one night with him and his three dukes. They don't want to conquer my heart, but they have every intention of riding my body. I'm no longer the Marigold my demigods once fell in love with. I've become a nightmarish monster bred in an inferno. Yet when my mates find me, they insist I'm still their beautiful monster. Now and forever. Too bad the truth is dirtier than they could ever imagine. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Meg Xuemei X (P)2021 Tantor
Winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. A ruthless lawyer cross-examines his life after a guilty client walks free in this sharp legal thriller from the bestselling author of The Neon Lawyer. Ruthless defense attorney Tatum Graham has been living large in Miami, but when his recently acquitted client claims another victim, Tatum has a crisis of conscience. Disillusioned, he heads to his small Utah hometown for a simpler life...but thats not what he finds. Soon after he arrives, Tatums childhood crush offers him a job at the county attorneys office and assigns him a murder case. The victim is a teenage girl not unlike the victim in the last case he tried. Now a prosecutor, Tatum sees a chance for redemption, but politics, corruption, and a killer defense threaten to thwart justice. To complicate matters, Tatums estranged father has terminal cancer, and the time to reconcile is running out. Tatum moved to Utah to find clarity, but his thoughts swirl with old feelings and present dangers. As the case heats up, so does the risk, threatening to adjourn Tatums new life before it begins.
©2019 by Victor Methos. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an unexpected love story of family, secrets, and the most intimate of deceptions. My estranged twin brother, Julian, was always the wonder boy - and soon-to-be CEO of our ruthless fathers corporation. My mother and me? Left behind. Now, years after tearing our family apart, my father dares to ask me for a favor? Pretend to be Julian while he fights to survive a tragic accident. It can save the company. Nobody will be the wiser. Itll be our secret. I can play Dads favorite. Ill do it for Julian. And for my mother, wholl want for nothing. But this double life comes with a beauty of a hitch: my very real feelings for Julians fiancée, Isobel. Not only am I betraying Julian, Im deceiving a woman I love. She doesnt suspect a thing. As lies compound, lines are crossed and loyalties tested, all I can ask myself is...what have I done? Because sooner or later somethings got to give. Theres no way Im giving up Isobel. But once the truth is exposed, it might not be my choice at all.
©2019 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Save the date Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Thornton and Mr. & Mrs. Devlin Cutter request you save the date for the wedding of Lucy Daniels Thornton to Harris Cutter on March 26. Planning a wedding should have been easy, especially with Aunt Emmie and Harriss stepmom, Natalie, to help. Those two could rule the world from their phones, so I thought letting them help plan our wedding would make everything effortless. I was wrong. I wanted a small and intimate ceremony, but they wanted it to be huge, something that would overshadow every other celebrity wedding that had come before it. Because I felt like I owed it to my mom, I agreed, but now things were spiraling out of control. Details like the cake, the first song at the reception, and even picking a dress - god, the dress - were all things that gave me a panic attack. My wedding wasnt mine anymore. It was a freaking circus.
©2018 Terri Anne Browning, Anna Henson (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
At the academy, everyone's playing a little dirty.... Up until a few weeks ago, the only dirt I dished at the Twyst Academy of Magecraft came from scrubbing its floors. Now I've learned that deep within these hallowed halls, sinister secrets hide everywhere. I try to focus on my new job as janitor-turned-war mage, helping my team of four super-hot college wizards win an insanely intense magic competition, but it isn't easy. Especially since I've barely come to terms with falling for Connor, the most carefree mage in our group...only to develop a mind-blowing crush on Luke, the biggest, scariest mage I've ever met. Which, um, is complicated. And when Luke is nearly killed to keep the explosive truth about his past hidden, something fierce and deadly rages to life inside me. Because I've got secrets, too....
©2020 D. D. Chance (P)2020 Tantor
Did Wealthy Fremont Sabin divorce his wife before his untimely death? That's the multimillion-dollar question. And the right answer will mean a windfall for either the dead man's angry son or headstrong widow. Each has accused the other of destroying Sabin's will - and murdering Sabin. But with no document declaring to whom the affable eccentric intended to leave his fortune, Perry Mason faces a prickly puzzle. Even more puzzling, however, is the talking parrot. Casanova was Fremont Sabin's beloved pet. But the bird found at the crime scene proves to be a foul-mouthed impostor. Suffice it to say that more than a few feathers will be ruffled as Mason sets out to clip a clever killer's wings.
©1939, 2011 Erle Stanley Gardner (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Blind man's bluff... Wealthy businessman Hartley Bassett has killed himself. There's a typewritten suicide note and three guns lying near his body. But for Perry Mason, that's evidence overkill. He knows there has been trouble in Bassett's life. His wife wants out, his stepson hates him, an embezzler can't pay him back - and there's the man with a glass eye who hired Perry Mason even before his glass eye went missing and was found in the hands of the deceased. There are too many suspects and too many lies. But leave it to Mason, his resourceful secretary Della Street, and clever detective Paul Drake to keep their wits about them and their wiles tucked away, as they piece together the missing parts of this fatal family puzzle.
©1935, 1962 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"Roses are red, violets are blue, stay away from Andrew Watson's ahem because no other women ever do." That's quite the way to start a conversation at a casual lunch, huh? Grilled chicken, French fries, and pelvic fatigue, oh my! And that's not even the worst of it. My friend Raquel didn't pull any punches when she warned me about my brand-new costar and his notoriously player-esque ways. Apparently, my most important mission on my first role in a feature film is to stay immune to his charms. Are you kidding me? Production costs on this movie are in the hundreds of thousands a day, and staying away from him is supposed to be at the top of my list? Pfft. Puh-lease. It doesn't matter that he's annoyingly attractive, uber rich, crazy famous, and lusted after by 90 percent of the female population; Andrew Watson is trouble with a capital T - especially for a woman like me. As a preventative measure, I've decided to go ahead and hate him. Don't worry, you guys, I'm completely in control. There's absolutely no way I'm going to do something stupid like fall in love with him. I can hate the player but still secretly love his addictive game. I'm sure of it. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Max Monroe (P)2020 Tantor
Ellen Robb does more than just sing for her supper - she also dances and sells cigarettes in a two-bit gambling parlor in a one-horse town. But when she hits a sour note with her scheming employer by refusing to help fleece a fat-cat customer in a crooked card game, she finds herself out of all three jobs. That's when she sings her song of woe to Perry Mason, who promises to turn her blues into greenbacks with the help of his crack team, Della Street, and Paul Drake, and a hefty lawsuit. Things are humming along just fine - until murder interrupts the merry melody of Mason's crafty legal maneuvers. When the vindictive wife of Ellen Robb's not-so-secret lover turns up shot to death, Mason is certain it's a frame-up - and that his songbird client's belligerent boss is to blame. Until his own gun is found at the scene. The cocksure Mason will have to change his tune - and do some quick thinking - or else this case could be his swan song.
©1959 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1987 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
USA Today best-selling author Terri Anne Browning's new adult series. One kiss can change everything.... I wish I'd known that before I'd kissed my best friend. Things are different now. We can't go back. I'm not even sure I want to go back. I guess the question is.... What happens now? Warning: This book ends in a cliffhanger.
©2015 Anna Henson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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.
Art student Maxine Lindsay, as the guest of her mentor, art dealer Colin Durant, attends a reception aboard the yacht of millionaire Otto Olney , who is unveiling his newest purchase, a $130,000 Gauguin. When Durant confides that the painting is a fake, Maxine becomes involved in a complicated series of deceptions. Soon gallery owner Leslie Rankin threatens Maxine. Perry Mason is called in, a beatnik artist is accused of painting the fake, and Durant is found fully clothed in Maxine's shower, shot dead with her pistol.
©1961 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1989 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
She had my baby and now shes mine. Women know Im a bad boy. They know that they should keep their distance, but they never do. All they ever get is one night. The dirtiest, wildest, hottest night of their lives. Court appointed shrink Dr. Julia Connors shouldnt have been any different. She shouldnt have changed me. But she did. She asked me to tell her how I felt. All I wanted to do was lay her down on that couch and make her scream my name. She was the only one I ever wanted a second night with. She was the only one I couldnt take it from. And when old rivalries flared, I had to leave to keep her safe
I had to break her heart. When my enemies find her, nothings going to stop me from coming back to protect her and the son I never knew I had. I made a mistake by letting her go once, but I never make the same mistake twice. This is a standalone, full-length mafia romance with a filthy-mouthed, possessive bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
©2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2018
After her well-to-do Aunt Sarah is caught shoplifting, Virginia Trent is convinced she needs to seek psychiatric help for kleptomania. So why does Virginia turn to legal eagle Perry Mason? Because a cache of valuable diamonds - left in Sarah's care - has suddenly vanished into thin air. Virginia thinks Sarah swiped the stones, but gem dealer Austin Cullens begs to differ. In fact, he's prepared to forgive and forget - until he is mysteriously murdered and Sarah is caught running from the crime scene. Now it appears the lady with the sticky fingers may have blood on her hands.
©1938, 1965 Erle Stanley Gardner (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Three novellas from New York Times and number one best-selling author Alexa Riley show us just what happens when strong, possessive men find the women of their dreams. Stay Close A former Russian mafia soldier is hired to protect a friends daughter, but he knows hell do more than keep her safe - hell make her his. Forever. Hold Tight A hotshot consultant hired to streamline Osbourne Corp. meets his match in Pandora Justice - the more she plays hard to get, the more he wants her. Dont Go CEO Henry Osbourne has only ever desired one woman - the one who got away. She ran from a boy, but a man of power and persuasion now stands in his place. This audiobook is approximately 63,000 words. Edited by Angela James.
©2018 Author Alexa Riley LLC (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
I knew this internship would change my life.... Thirty days ago, I received an internship with a design firm in LA. One day ago, I kissed a hot businessman in a swanky bar and then left him with a fake name and number. Today, that sexy stranger is my new boss, and he's not too happy when he finds out my real identity. But that doesn't change the fire that lit between us, and now I have six weeks of trying to resist Brody Jensen. He might be out of my league, but I'd be out of my mind not to give in to the chemistry threatening to consume us. I know Brody is breaking the rules for me, but he's not the only one. Because I swore I'd never fall for the type of man my mother always warned me about - a man who is married to his job. Too late. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Sierra Hill (P)2020 Tantor
When the cat's away the murderer will play.... In his will, Peter Laxter guaranteed his faithful caretaker a job and a place to live...for life. But Laxter's grandson Sam says the deal doesn't include the caretaker's cat - and he wants the feline off the premises by hook, crook...or poison. When Perry Mason takes the case, he quickly finds there's much more at stake than an old man's cat - a million dollars or more to be exact....
©1935, 1962 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
He's the seventh son of a seventh son. He's the only one who can stop the greatest evil. Tom Ward, the Spook's last apprentice, has everything he needs to vanquish the Fiend, once and for all: The three blades recovered from the dark, the gifts from his witch mother, and the skills he's learned from Master Gregory. And Alice, the one he loves most, is willing to sacrifice herself to fulfill the spell. Or is she? Racing against time, all of Tom's old allies - and old enemies - return. They will clash in a final battle more epic than any he has fought before. And a danger Tom never dreamed of will be revealed. Who will survive? Are you brave enough to find out? This is the final volume of the internationally bestselling Last Apprentice series.
©2014 Joseph Delaney (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
Normally, I was more of a cat person. As in, if I had to choose who lives, I'm going to take the cat nine times out of 10. It's not that I particularly like cats, I just don't particularly like most people. My neighbor wasn't most people. He lived in the apartment across the hall, and he was your typical, buttoned-up, fancy shoes, smells like a Calvin Klein commercial, looks like he actually flosses kind of guy. I mean, seriously? Wasn't flossing just made up by dentists so they could go on their little power trips once every six months? The point was, this guy very obviously had his life all put together. He was Mr. Perfect, and If you asked me, he needed to be brought down a few pegs to wallow with the rest of us. Cue his long, thick, package penetrating my tight little mailbox. I accidentally dropped a knife on the package a few times back in my apartment. It basically sprang open on its own, and I had no choice but to look inside. His dirty little secret was staring me right in the face. As it turned out, Mr. Perfect wasn't so perfect. Who knew? Hint: I knew. And I was absolutely going to enjoy every second of what was coming. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Penelope Bloom (P)2020 Tantor
Molly Flynn Nobody's expecting what happens at my wedding, which becomes pandemonium. I need to get out of there. Fast. Who do I turn to? Jackson Wynn, one my fiance's teammates. He's been a friend to me since I met Steve. For one night, we hide out in his condo, but he's leaving in the morning for California. I want to go with him. Jackson I can't take Steve's fiancee with me to California. He's going to flip shit over this. But the lying, cheating bastard kind of deserves it, and I've always had a soft spot for Molly. Or maybe not so soft...because she's not only sweet and kind, she's hot as hell. This is a bad idea for so many reasons, and I sure as hell don't need more drama in my life, but I can't say no to her. On this nutso trip, neither of us expect Molly to bond with my bonkers family...especially my poor, confused grandpa. And neither of us expect to bond with each other....
©2019 Kelly Jamieson (P)2020 Tantor
Do birds of a feather plot murder together? When notorious playboy Arthur Cushing is murdered, Belle Adrian suspects that her daughter, Carlotta, is the killer, and Carlotta suspects her mother of the crime.
©1937, 1965 Erle Stanley Gardner (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"Tara Sivec delivers another amazing book with The Simple Life! This is romcom at its finest!" (FMR Book Grind) Brooklyn Manning thought her life was perfect in every way, until it crumbled down around her and turned into a dumpster fire. With her pride wounded and her tail tucked between her legs, she leaves New York and goes back to her tiny hometown of White Timber, Montana. No more 24-hour taco trucks, no more shopping at the best designer stores within walking distance, no more giving taxi drivers the finger when they angrily honk at her. She didnt think it could get any worse. But then Clint Hastings walked into the room and insulted her. Her arch nemesis from high school is no longer a nerdy computer whiz, masturbating to pictures in PC World magazine in his free time (allegedly). Hes grown up to be a hot-as-hell cowboy, and she has no other choice but to be a smart ass right back to him. After all, its what they do. Its what theyve always done, and 12 years apart hasnt changed anything. Only this time, getting under each others skin is a hell of a lot more fun than it used to be.
©2018 Tara Sivec (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Raising my daughter on my own is hard enough, but when you add in a psycho ex-husband and not enough money to make ends meet, there are times when I want to put my head down and never pick it up again. Except my daughter deserves more than that. I deserve more than that. And then...I meet David Carmichael. A man with a quick smile, infectious laughter, and a protective streak so wide, even the Grand Canyon sighs in admiration. We've spent our entire lives almost meeting, years and years of coincidences so strong they send goosebumps down my spine. It's like fate took a look at the cards I've been dealt and decided to hand me him as an apology. David says we were inevitable, and now that we're together, we're unbreakable. I only hope he's right. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Abby Brooks (P)2017 Tantor
Will she, or won't she.... Studious and sensible, the only thing Molly Wakefield wants to do is get through senior year and graduate. That, and hit the beach in her spare time. Maybe even read a book or two. And things are going great - until the day she catches Weston McGrath, handsome star athlete and scholar, spying on her in study hall. A tad creepy? Maybe. Thrilling? Absolutely. Why? Because Weston McGrath is one guy no one can get close to. Despite her best efforts to avoid him, Molly and Weston form an unlikely friendship. But it's a friendship that comes with a price - because Weston cannot seem to stop screwing up. Saying and doing all the wrong things. And who has time for an 18-year-old "fixer-upper" who should know better? Not Molly. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Sara Ney (P)2018 Tantor
Yara Phillips is a wandering muse. She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long. David Lisey is in need of a muse. A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he's found what he's been seeking. Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential: a broken heart. Davids religion is love. Yaras religion is heartache. Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice.
©2017 Tarryn Fisher (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
I'll admit it. I messed up. Mistake #1: Asking Peter Barnidge for a job. Mistake #2: Accepting his offer instead of throwing it in his face like I planned. Mistake #3: In the interest of stopping before #99, I'll pretend the only other mistake was withholding one, tiny little nugget of truth during my interview. Peter Barnidge...I wish it was easier to just plain hate him, instead of the twisted, confusing blend of hatred and attraction I feel. He's the kind of hot that makes me want to do that Catholic cross thing every time I look at him, because one glance takes my brain straight to a world of sin. Speaking of sin...I also lied a little during my interview. But I'm a single mom and I'd do anything to provide for my daughter, even if it meant keeping one tiny little secret. I think it's only a matter of time before he finds out, and somehow, I don't think he's going to be happy when he does. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Penelope Bloom (P)2020 Tantor
For an imaginative screenwriter, the best way to explain Wall Street is to strip the men of their suits in this flirty and provocative short story of sex, romance, and capitalism. Heidi is writing a script to explain the financial industry, based on how the men within it approach romance. Her clueless heroine is looking for a Wall Street husband, but whos the best option? The Trader? The Investment Banker? The Venture Capitalist? Scene by sizzling scene, Heidi considers their assets. What she wants for certain is a happy ending - but when she hits a dead end, it might take a real-life finance guy to show her what a long-term investment really looks like. Heidi is part of The Fairer Sex, a collection of sexy, satirical, and sometimes harrowing short stories that explore the question: What do women want? The answer is different for every woman, but each can be read or listened to in a single sitting.
©2019 Michelle Miller (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Have yourself a mysterious little Christmas with 15 whodunits from New York Times best-selling authors Sharyn McCrumb, Mary Higgins Clark, and more! Peace on Earth isnt everyones cup of tea in Charlotte MacLeods A Cozy for Christmas. Peter Loveseys The Haunted Crescent delivers a holiday ghost story with a twist. A training session for department-store Santas turns up Saint Nicks who are anything but angels in Isaac Asimovs Ho, Ho, Ho. Marcia Mullers Silent Night finds a tough private investigator searching San Franciscos Tenderloin district - and discovering something unexpected. A long-married couples ship finally comes in - only to spring a mysterious leak - in Mary Higgins Clarks Thats the Ticket. Scottish superstition catches up with a cat burglar in Sharyn McCrumbs A Wee Doch and Doris. These and many more stories will keep you enthralled and gathering evidence of yuletide mayhem. So when holiday shopping brings out your inner Grinch, hunker down with a hot toddy - and leave the murder to the experts. This festive collection includes stories by Charlotte MacLeod, Peter Lovesey, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Eric Wright, John Lutz, Howard Engel, Mary Higgins Clark, Bill Pronzini, Sharyn McCrumb, Henry Slesar, Edward D. Hoch, Aaron Elkins, Susan Dunlap, Isaac Asimov, and Marcia Muller.
©1989 Charlotte MacLeod (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Not many can say they were burned by fate. I'm the exception. Scalded figuratively, emotionally, and physically...I have the scars running down my arm, ribs, and side to prove it. The doctors have done what they can to heal me by smoothing the abraded skin using other parts of my body. But they can only do so much. Sometimes, what can't be seen can't be healed. The fire that night took more than a pound of flesh. It obliterated my talent, beauty, and most importantly, seared the connection I had with the man I loved. Sure, it was me who pushed him away, but I had my reasons. I did what any woman would do in my situation. I gave up everything so that one day he'd find happiness and peace. Now I've healed a bit on the outside, and on the inside, but I still crave the one I let go. To this day he looks at me with fire in his eyes, a heat so bright in his being he glows with it. I fear the light, the flames that could consume me whole. The problem now is, he's not mine anymore. I just may have waited too long to fight for him, for us, for a future together. There's only one thing I can do. Let fate decide.
©2017 Waterhouse Press (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Eli Strong got out of the military and all he wanted to do was get better. He never expected that the officer he was living with would have a daughter who tested his honor. Maggie Drummond has been moved around more times than she can count, and starting at a new high school sucks. But when a wounded Marine comes to live with her and her dad, suddenly Maggie figures out what home is. She's forbidden fruit, and he's trying to not to taste
But desire can only be denied for so long. Circumstances keep pulling them back together, and something truly unforeseen happens. Overnight, Eli becomes a guardian and Maggie his ward. Will Eli keep his hands off Maggie? Will Maggie like it if he doesn't? Will the two of them break the law because it feels so good? Only one way to find out! Warning: This book will make you ache in the best way possible! It's so sweet it's disgusting, and yet we just can't stop. It's a coming-of-age story that's just what the author ordered. So eat up and enjoy!
©2017 Author Alexa Riley LLC. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In the dead of night, a thick fog lies over the black waters. You are aboard a fancy yacht full of fancy people who loathe one another. Suddenly you hear...A scream! A splash! A shot! The fateful cry, "Man Overboard!" And the next thing you know, you find yourself clutching a beautiful woman wearing only a flimsy nightgown. In her hands she holds a gun. That's the predicament in which Perry Mason suddenly finds himself. But that's only the beginning. Things happen speedily and this woman finds herself in a court of law accused of murder. Perry Mason is the only person in the world to believe that she is innocent. So what does the grateful woman do? She fires him. Things are not as they seem.
©1945, 2011 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I was born under fire and swore to protect her until my dying day, I just never knew that one day, I'd be the very monster I was protecting her from. She didn't know it was me. She didn't know that I had no choice and would do it again and again to save her. I may as well have given her the mark on her finger. The one that shows where her loyalty must lie. Because we don't sin in silence. And eventually, you have to pay up what you owe. My need to protect her turned into a lie to save her. And when she found out-I turned in to the very monster I was trying to protect her from. Watching Violet Abandonato walk out of my life was like a knife to the chest, a wound that refused to heal. The bosses sent me to protect her, to watch over her even though I was the demon she fled. We both carry scars. But if all I can have is her hate for as long as I breathe. I'll take it. Because at the end of the day, I should burn in Hell forever thinking Chase Abandonato's perfect angel would pick me - over her perfect life. "I broke you", I confessed. "The worst part...is that you liked it", she snapped right back. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2020 Tantor
Nashville nursing student Paige McMillan only wanted to get over a cheating ex. But a few sinful hours with a tall, muscular bad boy left the good girl with a lifetime of responsibility - and no idea who her adorable daughter's father really is. Love him or hate him, hockey superstar Lance Couture makes no apologies for being the best - or for living life to its fullest. He's hot, rich, and girls can't get enough of him. Why would a player like him ever settle down? When a pro hockey team comes to town, Paige spots a familiar face in the most unlikely place: on the ice. The father of her daughter is Lance Couture, star of the Boston Brawlers. But the pro athlete isn't interested in talking about lost time. He'd rather replay their steamy one-night affair - and his lips and tongue are oh so seductive.... Can Paige resist the hockey hunk's advances and tell him the truth? Can Lance's career survive another off-ice controversy? Is there hope for a happy little hockey family? Contains mature themes.
©2018 June Winters (P)2018 Tantor
I'm crazy, deranged, and psychotic. I'm out of my mind and my life isn't even mine half the time. Having Dissociative Identity Disorder, it's an accurate assumption. Born an MC brat, my only dream is to wear the colors of my father's club, The Shadow Keepers. To feel the weight of the warm leather press across my back, and to be a part of something with purpose. It wasn't until the last drop of blood dripped from my fingertips and the gun smoke faded into the night sky that I realized what was really important to me. Him. In a blink of an eye, I lost it all. I lost him. There's no such thing as a Free Ride in life, and our story is an example of that. Contains mature themes.
©2017 M.N. Forgy (P)2018 Tantor
Brooks Carter is wild, reckless, and the youngest stock car driver on the professional circuit. Hes the one everyones gunning for when theyre not hoping for his failure at every turn. But Brooks is too hot to be left in the dust by anyone. Even with masses of female fans, Brooks only has eyes for one woman - Faith Ridley. Unfortunately, shes the little sister of his biggest rival, who also happens to be the most notorious hothead on the track. Faith has spent her life around hotshots like Brooks - gorgeous, cocky, and racing from one hookup to the next. It doesnt matter that Brooks has had her in his crosshairs for months. She knows better. Until one lapse in judgment turns into more.... As passions rev up and tempers flare, Faith gets caught in the crossfire. But Brooks has come too far to back down without a fight. Can he win Faiths heart while earning the respect of his enemy? Or will the rivals macho bravado force Faith to walk away from them both? Buckle up. Its going to be a wicked ride.... Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. Theyre the perfect bedside read, a quick blush for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
©2018 Waterhouse Press, LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Old Guy Dad recounts the adventures of a man who, in the autumn of his years - or at least the pre-autumn - discovers his girlfriend is pregnant. He is going to be a father. Again. Only this time he wants to do it right: no heroin, plenty of low-back pain. A collection of celebrated columns from The Rumpus with new material and never-before-told tales, OG Dad finds Jerry Stahl fighting a terminal disease - not to mention mortality, sleeplessness, and the soul-crushing weirdness of preschool drop-offs with parents half his age. Square is the last frontier.
©2019 Karen Robards. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
When Perry Mason and Paul Drake ran the ad, all they were hoping for was a clue to the identity of a hit-and-run driver. The first reply looked suspicious. It said that the license number of the wanted car was written down in the notebook of a woman who could be out of her apartment from two to five on a certain afternoon, and a key to the apartment was enclosed. "Could this letter," Mason asked Della Street, "have been written by the woman herself? I want to get the feminine angle." Della laughed. "There aren't any feminine angles - they're all curved." Fast curves. From the very first time Perry met the voluptuous blonde, Lucille Barton, she pitched him trouble. She lied about her past, about her many marriages, about her gun, and about her boyfriends. Then the murders began. And the cops turned up with evidence which pointed clearly to one person as the killer - Perry Mason!
©1949 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1976 by Jean Bethel Gardner (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Is there a life plan
that leads to long-term happiness? Its not what you think. Most people take the path of least resistance. It seems easier, but those decisions can cause trouble down the road. Theres another way to live. And once you see the results
it will be obvious that long-term happiness is possible. Art Coombs, through the use of remarkable stories of real-life examples (Richard Nixon and Tiger Woods, to name a couple), shows the price one must pay for the easy path. Youll learn about the genetic hard wiring of the Instant gratification craving and how to beat it. Some of the gems youll find: The Five Friends You Need and the Five Friends You Need to Avoid Goal Setting for Those Who Think They Know How to Set Goals Silencing the Toxic Whispers of Shame Easy can be a trick. Big dreams take work. Hard Easy is the way to achieve them. Youll love this remarkable book because it makes you ask the right questions that will lead to success. And the stories are remarkable Get it now.
©2020 Arthur F. Coombs III (P)2020 Arthur F. Coombs III
Classic fables take on new meaning as five of todays most original bestselling authors serve up some deliciously modern twists. New reflections on evil queens, charmless princes, and star-crossed lovers branch out in provocative and enchanting directions. Follow the path and see where it leads... THE PRINCE AND THE TROLL by Rainbow Rowell A charming everyman and a mysterious something-under-the-bridge cross paths in a short fairy tale by the number one New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and the Simon Snow series. HAZEL AND GRAY by Nic Stone Two anxious young lovers lost in the woods. A beckoning mansion in a dark clearing. A short modern-day retelling of Hansel and Gretel by the number one New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin. THE PRINCESS GAME by Soman Chainani There are no happy endings for the Princesses of Chaminade High in this short, twisty tale of teenage murder games by the New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil series. THE CLEANERS by Ken Liu Touch the past or wash it away? Two sisters have a choice in this unforgettable short story of everyday magic and the power of memory by the Hugo and Nebula Awardwinning author Ken Liu. THE WICKEDS by Gayle Forman The reviled villainesses of Snow White, Cinderella, and Rapunzel team up to set the record straight in a subversively funny short story by the number one New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay. Full list of narrators includes Kate Rudd and Frankie Corzo.
©2020 The Prince and the Troll © 2020 by Rainbow Rowell. Hazel and Gray © 2020 by Logolepsy Media Inc. The Princess Game © 2020 by Soman Chainani. The Cleaners © 2020 by Ken Liu. The Wickeds © 2020 by Gayle Forman Inc. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
I hate myself for craving the panty-melting demigods. But my awakening power is volatile and destructive. Only they can prevent me from turning into a ticking bomb. When Lucifer's heir breaches the wards of the Academy to kidnap me, the sea demigod, my sworn enemy, uncovers my hidden origin. Instead of exposing me, or, worse, leading the Dominion army to hunt me down, he leaves a trail of dead bodies behind to protect my dangerous secret. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Meg Xuemei X (P)2020 Tantor
Ariel: What in the clam shell does a mermaid have to do to find true love? Im bored. And if Im being honest, Im jealous. I want my sister to have her happily ever after. I do. But I want my own adventures and my own true love. For 200 years, Ive suffered through one immortal asshat after another while stuck on Mystical Isle. And while running a tourist trap for humans might be entertaining, Im never going to find my true love in this sea of monotony. Of course, there is a Selkie...the sexiest, most idiotic man-seal Ive ever had the misfortune of swimming across - definitely an asshat. Unfortunately, the dork still invades my dreams on a regular basis. I finally have a shot at an adventure. I must save our island home. However, the mission is to seek out the very Selkie who stole my heart...the same asshat whose johnson Id tried to truncate. Holy hell and seashells. Only I would agree to a tsunami waiting to happen. Ask any tuna you happen to see: Whos the craziest mermaid? That would be me. Keith: What in Poseidons rum-soaked arse does a 300-year-old Selkie do when his parents desert him and leave him to fend for himself? I mean, my gods, laundry and cooking are dangerous business. Wait. What would Aquaman do? More specifically - what would Jason Momoa do? He would save the day and the damsel.... I simply needed to find a day and a damsel to save. Maybe the only thing missing in my life is the beautiful blue-haired mermaid who wants to lop my johnson off. Wait. No. A johnsonless Selkie is not something to which I aspire. And to make matters worse, my mother is up my backside for grand-Selkies.... Grand-Selkies mean I have to impregnate someone. Impregnating someone means I have to find a mate. Finding a mate means I have to get a job and use my gift - whatever that is. This could be a problem. Whatever. Im going for it. Why? Because thats what freakin Aquaman would do.
©2018 Robyn Peterman (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Youre cordially invited to the wedding of Maximoff Hale & Farrow Keene, and according to Celebrity Crush - the ceremony for this American prince and his tattooed bodyguard is going to be the event of the century. There will be no wedding crashers. Including but not limited to: hateful people, rabid fans, nosy paparazzi, and other so-called media. There will be no drama. None whatsoever. Because when you put three famous families and their hot bodyguards together, nothing will go down. There will be no fighting. No brawls, fists flying, verbal slingshots, or rifts that tear into craters. Lovers only! Everything will be perfect. Nothing will go amiss during the happiest, most anticipated occasion of the year. But then again... They don't call it the Hale Curse for nothing.
©2019 K. B. Ritchie (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Life at the academy just got...messy. I've always dreamed of getting into a top college, but after a stint in juvie, my school prospects went sideways fast. Now I work at a magic academy...as a janitor. Ironic, right? Okay, so maybe I get a kick out of secretly solving the arcane equations the professors leave on the board for the rich, entitled student wizards. I'm broke, not stupid. Except then I get caught by the hottest mage on campus...who ropes me into helping him and his three equally gorgeous friends win a decidedly screwed-up magic competition. Easy enough, I think - until I start setting things on fire and getting chased by smoke-faced monsters and fighting side by side with four of the sexiest, most powerful wizards ever...and find myself - just maybe - falling in love.... With all of them. Whoops.
©2020 D. D. Chance (P)2020 Tantor
From a Senior Editor and columnist of Cracked.com comes a funny and frightening follow-up to The Unnoticeables, an urban fantasy with horror elements in the vein of David Wong's John Dies at the End Following on the heels of Robert Brockway's comedic horror novel The Unnoticeables, The Empty Ones reveals the next chapter in the lives of a few misfits attempting to fight back against the mysterious Unnoticeables. The Empty Ones follows Carey and Randall to London where they go to rescue Gus and fight more of these mysterious angel-like creatures, and stumble on a powerful and unexpected ally. Meanwhile, Kaitlyn, who was very nearly beat when last we saw her, continues her fight into the desert of Mexico and the Southwest US, seeking the mysterious gear cult. Once there, she discovers what the gear cult is really up to: trying to "pin" the angels to Earth, focus their attention here, and get as much of humanity as possible "solved" - which, in their minds, is akin to being saved - and in the process discovers something incredible about herself. With a snarled lip, The Empty Ones incorporates everything that made The Unnoticeables incredible, but like any good punk band, when you don't think they can get any louder, they somehow turn it up a notch. It's terrifying and hilarious, visceral and insane, chaotic and beautiful.
©2016 Robert Brockway (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Joss McMillans perfect life crashes down the night he witnesses his sisters murder - at the hands of a vampire. He then finds out his familys secret heritage: They are part of the Slayer Society, a group whose mission is to rid the world of vampires. Joss is their new recruit. As Joss trains, bent on seeking revenge for his sister, he discovers powers that could make him the youngest, strongest Slayer in history. But there is a traitor in the Society, one whose identity would shake Joss to the core... if the traitor doesnt kill him first. With over a million copies already in print, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod is still sinking its fangs into new readers every day. Now, bestselling author Heather Brewer brings us the other side of the story, from the perspective of Vlads former friend turned mortal enemy: vampire slayer Joss McMillan. This is the first in a series of five books that can be read alongside Vlad Tod or entirely on their own.
©2011 Heather Brewer (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
CEO Henry Osbourne has only ever desired one woman - the one who got away. New York Times and number-one best-selling author Alexa Riley returns with Don't Go, a virgin-hero insta-love contemporary romance in the For You series I've spent the past 10 years convincing myself that what I felt for her was teenage infatuation. That love so consuming couldn't be real. Then everything went to shit, and in an instant she was gone. Kory Summers knew returning to New York meant running into Henry. The way her heartbeat picked up at just the thought was nervousness - not anticipation. Oh, no. She never expected to find him on her doorstep looking as handsome as ever. She's mine. She always has been. I've waited this long for her...but time's up. I'll use all my power, all my connections, to convince her she's the one. Kory ran from a boy, but a man of power and persuasion now stands in his place. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
©2018 Author Alexa Riley LLC (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Its time for Joss McMillan to prove himself as a Slayer. He failed to kill the vampire Vladimir Tod, but now hes getting a second chance to make things right. He is in New York City, sent by the Slayer Society to hunt down a serial-killing vampire. Joss will lead his Slayer team and stop the murderer. But all is not as it appears. When the team discovers that there is more than one suspect on the killing rampage, Joss must use all his skill to save the innocent people of New York City. Josss status as a Slayer - and his very life - depend on it. Second Chance can be listened to alongside The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod or entirely on their own. This second installment gives fans even more insight into the nightmares that drive Joss the Slayer.
©2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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.
In December 2001, CIA paramilitary operative Matt Garrett is mysteriously pulled from Pakistan as he closes in for the kill of Al Qaeda senior leadership and is reassigned to a low-profile mission in the Philippines. But as he sifts through the wreckage of a downed U.S. C-130 cargo plane in the tangled jungle, he finds a dead U.S. Special Forces paratrooper who is not supposed to be there. Matt is quickly thrown into a contest of wits and resiliency in the uncharted rainforests of Mindanao. Manipulated by the secret plans of a powerful quartet of upper-echelon Washington, D.C., defense politicos, who call themselves the Rolling Stones, Matt and his Army captain brother Zach Garrett establish their bona fides as true patriots on the cutting edge of freedom. They struggle for survival against the rising tide of Islamic extremism and the reemergence of the Empire of the Sun in the ever-expanding Global War on Terror. In the stunning prequel to his award-winning novel Rogue Threat, A. J. Tata creates an uncanny sense of presence on and off the battlefield in Sudden Threat, a novel rife with conspiracy, diplomatic double-talk, betrayal, loyalty, valor and honor.
©2015 Anthony J. Tata (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous.... Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size - skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she's sweet and intriguingly innocent. It's a risk-free assignment - until he's required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in. Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life - going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it's not just her safety in jeopardy but a passion that's real, raw, and absolutely against the rules....
©2017 Lori Foster (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Ellie I married Jake Talley when I was 16 because I was an orphan left with a cattle ranch to run, and getting hitched was the only way to keep me out of a foster home. It was supposed to be easy; a marriage of convenience. Only I'm not a kid anymore and my husband is the hottest guy in Riverbend, Montana. The plan was to get divorced when I turned 18, but life got in the way. Life, my feelings...the kiss. Did I mention the kiss? Only now he won't let himself touch me. The right thing to do would be to divorce Jake and set him free. Neither of us had a choice in this marriage. But I can't help wonder, what would it be like to be Jake's wife? Jake Our marriage was never real. Only walking away wasn't as easy as I'd thought. Ellie still needs me. And maybe I don't want to go? I kissed her when I shouldn't have. All the more reason for me to leave. I know I can't have her. Because Ellie isn't really my wife. Or is she? Contains mature themes.
©2017 S. Doyle (P)2019 Tantor
A nanny. A single father. A love stronger than revenge? Only from USA Today best-selling author Katherine Garbera! Ten years ago, someone framed him for murder. Kingsley Buchanan lost everything, including Gabriella de la Cruz. Now the billionaire is back to settle old scores. But he must protect his child. Kingsley needs Gabi - as a nanny for his son. But Gabi is no longer a naive girl. She's a businesswoman with needs of her own. The only thing that hasn't changed: her hunger for Kingsley. But Gabi won't risk her heart on a man she can't trust - unless she can convince him that love is more powerful than revenge. One night with a sheikh leads to a secret baby surprise! Billionaire sheikh Rafiq "Rafe" bin Saleed has come to Royal, Texas, to buy the town - and get even with his former best friend. But Rafe's plans are pushed aside for one amazing night with a stranger - and then nearly derailed when he discovers the identity of his mystery woman. For not only is Violet McCallum his enemy's cherished little sister, she's now pregnant with Rafe's child! Rafe knows he has the upper hand; all he has to do is walk away. But there's something about Violet that won't let him leave without her.
©2016 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Some Talents are too dangerous to keep. Mercy Strange - Genetic Research Lead, Strange Medical Technologies Theres a madman who calls himself a scientist...and I have to stop him. Never mind that his med-magick drugs might be the key to my own research. Never mind that his red-and-yellow pill tempts me with the promise of turning off a Talent Id give anything to erase. The madman developed his med-magick with an illegal drug trial, performing experiments on people like my father - and using my own familys company to do it! The madman will pay for that, even if I have to hunt him down myself. Ill train the FBIs insanely sexy field agent to go undercover after the killer, but when this is done, Ill be taking that pill...and finally destroying the part of me thats too dangerous to keep. Swift Payne - FBI, Science and Magick Lab This is just another job. I keep telling myself that, but Mercys emotional soundscape sings to me like no other. Theres so much shes hiding, just under the surface. She doesnt know what I am - few people do - and it needs to stay that way. Because Im not just following leads to find our serial-killer-by-drugs - Im investigating her. And if shes dirty in this, Ill have to march her out in handcuffs. Or get yanked from the case. Or get sent back to the military work I barely escaped. Mercys dangerously tempting, but I cant go back there again. Yet I cant seem to tear myself away from the music of her oh-so-brilliant mind.... Someones developed a drug that can erase magickal Talents...and they need to be stopped before they kill anyone else. Swifts Talent is secret, and Mercys secret is her Talent. But they have to work together to find the mad scientist with the killer drugs...before he unleashes them on the streets of Chicago.
©2019 Alisa Woods (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From the #1 New York Times - and Wall Street Journal - best-selling author comes the dramatic second adventure in the brand-new Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency - and a new breed of warrior.
In Top Secret, W.E.B. Griffin introduced a remarkable new cast of heroes as they found themselves on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war. Now, these men and women are going to find out what theyve really gotten themselves into.
James Cronley thought he had done well - he didn't know hed done this well.
His first successful mission for the about-to-be-official new Central Intelligence Directorate has drawn all kinds of attention, some welcome, some not. On the plus side, he's now a captain; promoted to Chief, DCI, Europe; and in charge of a top secret spy operation. On the minus side, a lot of people would like to know about that operation, including not only the Soviets, but his own Pentagon, as well as a seething J. Edgar Hoover.
Cronley knows that if just one thing goes wrong, he's likely to get thrown to the wolves. As if that weren't enough pressure, complications are springing up on all sides. He's discovered a surprising alliance between the former German intelligence chief and, of all things, the Mossad. A German family that Cronley never knew he had has suddenly, and suspiciously, emerged. And he's due for a rendezvous with an undercover agent against the Soviets known only as Seven K.
Its when he meets Seven K that he gets the real surprise.
©2014 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with G. P. Putnams Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
I wanted a second chance. What I got was a repeat. She was too beautiful. Too smart. And her emerald green eyes saw too much. I wanted space - she took it away. I craved her lips - she gave me her kiss. I screwed it up - she got smart. Avoiding me is the right thing to do. I'm messed up, tortured, and probably always will be. But I still want her. Her mind. Her body. Her heart. I want it all. And this time, I'm in control. No matter what I have to do, I will make her mine.
©2018 Max Monroe (P)2018 Tantor
Chloe Hes back. Jameson Maine. The boy I used to love. The man I love to hate. Hate like its a hobby. Like its my job. Ironic, since love is my profession. But with the passage of time, Ive finally healed. Repaired the broken parts his betrayal shattered inside me, and silenced the haunting memories of what he took from me. What he made me give up. Jameson Shes still here. Chloe Morgan. The girl I left behind. The woman I cant let go of. No matter how many miles. No matter how much time. Annoying, since love is my nemesis. But with the death of my father, Im forced home. To finally face the ramshackle remains of my familys estate, and the lying woman who broke my heart and ruined me for life. Whos ready to do so again. Tears were shed, lies were spread, and secrets were kept that fateful summer 10 years ago. But no longer. Now exposed, those skeletons rock our worlds all over again. But two things remain the same
Love. And hate.
©2020 Jodi Watters and Cocky Hero Club, Inc. (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
Platinum blonde Veronica Dale is arrested on a charge of vagrancy. Yet, she has a hotel reservation in her name. Addison, head of a department store, booked the room for her and is now being blackmailed. Perry Mason can't decide who is hiding what. Then comes murder - and one of Perry Mason's toughest trials.
©1948, 2011 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Mr. Perfect, Mr. Romantic, Mr. Corporate, Mr. Mysterious, and Mr. Match found what they were looking for and now it's time to seal the deal. Five Aston hasn't quite found his happily ever after yet...not quite. But he will. And he's about to host the party of the century for all his family and friends. Mr. & Mrs. is the delicious cherry on top of the most perfect dessert and all your favorite characters will be back for one...final...swoon-worthy story. Includes a special bonus note from the author.
©2017 JA Huss; 2018 JA Huss (P)2018 Oh My Audiobooks
All I want for Christmas is to score a new hook-up.... Not that kind. Im the newest patched member of the motorcycle club and I want to prove myself. Do something good for the club. But when I set eyes on Marisol, things change. Now all I want is her. In my bed all night long. First, Ill have to deal with the cartel punk shes been hangin with. The jerk has ideas above his pay grade, starting with her. But Ill finish him. And have Marisol back in my arms in no time. Should be as easy as pumpkin pie. Making the ladies holler for more and fighting the MC war is what me and the club does best. And let me tell you, its a hell of a way to spend the holidays. Therell be guns a-blazin, girls a-screamin, and balls a-jingling this holiday season! Love filthy-talking bikers who can drop your panties with just a whisper? You got it! Holiday Havoc is a full-length stand-alone MC romance with no cheating, no cliffhangers and happily-ever-afters! This extra special edition has all the Reckless Bastards' POVs. Enjoy!
©2018 KB Winters and BookBoyfriends Publishing LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Dear Internet: I (33F) work at a local paper, and two months ago, my editor assigned me a huge project - run the upcoming, highly anticipated Bachelor Anonymous contest. Men from all over Southern California, vying for the coveted bachelor role, submitted their personal ads to my paper. The readers voted, and Single Dad Seeks Juliet won by a landslide. Enter Mr. Bachelor Anonymous (40M), the single-dad Romeo seeking his Juliet. Blah, blah, blah, right? Wrong. This guy is the ultimate man in a six-foot-three, chiseled-muscle, freaking Adonis package with aquamarine eyes. He's a former Navy SEAL, successful business owner, motocross-riding, charming, supportive, funny-as-heck single dad, and the more time I spend with him, the more I want to bring this contest thing crumbling to the ground for an entirely different reason. Real talk: I think I'm falling for him. Me, the woman who despises love, might be falling for the completely off-limits bachelor who I'm ironically assigned to help find love, while five other women think they're the only contestants competing for his heart. So, Internet. Am I scum? Or is all fair in love and war? Contains mature themes.
©2020 Max Monroe (P)2021 Tantor
Scarlett Lattimore arrives at Lilith House, an abandoned mansion built in 1876, that later housed a reform school for troubled girls, to start a new life with her seven-year-old daughter. But between the nearby town with the strange, disconcerting feel, the deputy sheriff who is equal parts intriguing and suspicious, and the discovery that their new home holds a dark and violent past, Scarlett soon begins to question her rash decision. She is shaken and afraid by the screams that echo in the walls and the drumbeat that arises from the surrounding woods where the ghost of an indigenous man is said to roam, seeking vengeance. Her fear is also personal, because Scarlett knew one of the girls who attended the school, a friend who escaped into those woods and was never seen again. They all thought she was a rebellious runaway who later encountered foul play, but perhaps the truth is far more sinister. As Scarletts extraordinary daughter Haddie becomes consumed by the eerie figure who weaves and beckons through the forest fog, and a legacy of secrets reveal themselves, it becomes clear both Scarlett and Haddie are in grave danger. When the past intersects with the present, they will come face to face with the true evil of Lilith House. An evil that has lasted for more than a century.
©2020 Mia Sheridan (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
Matt: Want to know the fastest way to get screwed out of a football career? Get photographed in a compromising position in a gay bar. Yep, welcome to my life. My agent says he can fix my image. He wants me to become the poster boy for gay football players. Me? I just want back on the field. I'll do anything to play for the NFL again, even pretend to have a steady boyfriend. If only my fake boyfriend wasn't Noah Huntington III - the most arrogant, entitled rich guy in the world. Noah: Pretend to be Matt Jackson's boyfriend, my best friend said. It'll be fun, he said. What Damon neglected to mention is Matt is surly and bitter. Being his boyfriend is a job in itself. From his paranoia over being constantly photographed to his aversion to PDA, being with Matt isn't the care-free fake relationship I expected when I signed on to do this. It's supposed to be a win-win. I get to stick it to my politician dad who thinks no one is good enough for the Huntington name, and Matt's reputation of being the bad boy of football dies. What I don't expect is to start caring for the guy. That's not part of the plan. Then again, neither is fooling around with him. Oops. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Eden Finley (P)2018 Tantor
The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege - and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal.... For generations the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege - as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet. For Lizzie King, Easterly's head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted - and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane's beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets. As family tensions - professional and intimately private - ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive. From the Hardcover edition.
©2015 J. R. Ward (P)2015 Penguin Audio
The voice on the phone was young and silky. The woman it belonged to touched something soft in Perry Mason's cool, legalistic mind. The offer she made was too intriguing to pass up. But what began as a request for a simple courtroom visit turned into an intrigue of baffling complexity...as well as one of the most cleverly rigged frame-ups of Perry's career. It's a case of a family blessed with millions and, riddled with scandal, a case of accidental manslaughter that explodes into a charge of airtight murder, a case of a corpse dying not once, but twice. To save his client, Perry will have to break all the rules - and more than one law.
©1957 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1985 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Maddox - The reason I rarely go home is three simple words: I'm a liar. When the pressure to marry my childhood sweetheart became too much, I told her I was gay and then fled to New York like my ass was on fire. Now, five years later and after a drunken encounter, I find myself invited to her wedding. And I have to bring my boyfriend-the boyfriend who doesn't exist because I'm straight. At least, I think I am. Meeting the guy I'm bribing to be my boyfriend for the weekend makes me question everything about myself. Damon - When my sister asks me to pretend to be some straight guy's boyfriend, my automatic response is to say no. It's because of guys like him people don't believe me when I tell them I'm gay. But Maddox has something I need. After an injury that cost me my baseball career, I'm trying to leave my playing days behind and focus on being the best sports agent I can be. Forty-eight hours with my sister's best friend in exchange for a meeting with a possible client. I can do this. I just wish he wasn't so hot. Or that he didn't kiss like he means it. Wait... why is the straight guy kissing me? Contains mature themes.
©2018 Eden Finley (P)2018 Tantor
This Perry Mason mystery is a tantalizing triple-decker. One threesome comprises three glamorous ladies - all long-legged models with ambitions that range from keeping the home fires burning to putting the home fires out. Another trio is a far-from-pleasant collection of small metal objects called guns. Finally, the favorite triumvirate of mystery readers all around the world: Perry Mason, Della Street, and Paul Drake. This is one of Mason's most absorbing cases - meaning sensational action all the way, with a fabulous courtroom climax.
©1958 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1985 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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
Criminal lawyer and bestselling mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote nearly 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Now, the American Bar Association is bringing back his most famous and enduring novels - featuring criminal defense lawyer and sleuth Perry Mason - in striking trade paperback editions. Married Eva Griffin has been caught with a prominent congressman, and is ready to pay the editor of a sleazy tabloid hush money to protect the politician. But first Perry Mason tracks down the publisher of the blackmailing tabloid and discovers a shocking secret, which eventually leads to Mason being accused of murder. This is the first Perry Mason mystery and our introduction to secretary Della Street, detective Paul Drake, and the great lawyer himself.
©1945, 2011 Erle Stanley Gardner (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
He said.... "Trust me - If there's one thing I'm not attracted to, it's the shrieking, overly-dramatic shrew that's taken over my sister's apartment. And what is up with her hair? I know what I want; an easy, uncomplicated lay - and Cecelia Carter sure as shit isn't one. But I never could resist a challenge, and vow to wipe that condescending grin off her pretty face. Aw, shit. Did I just call her pretty?" -Matthew Wakefield She said... "Trust me - If there's one thing I'm not attracted to, it's an arrogant, selfish, and foul-mouth hockey player. I know what I want; someone who's good for my body and soul and makes me laugh - and Matthew Wakefield isn't any of those things. I cannot stand the sight of him; I mean, what a jackass. If I refuse to give him anything but sass and sarcasm, it's only because he deserves it...." -Cecelia Carter Contains mature themes.
©2017 Sara Ney (P)2018 Tantor
Sexy, tattooed, and inevitably dangerous. Memphis is all that and more.... I live for the pain; it's what drives me to keep moving. But there comes a time when one has to push the demons aside in order to survive. I thought I buried them deep. I thought I was ready to finally live. Until...my brother, Alex; he throws me into the fire - right into the place I could never control myself, the one place I never want to be again. When I put my hands on people, they get hurt. Things happen that bring me back to that night. The one that will forever torment me. I'm doing fine, keeping to myself in order to ensure no one gets hurt by me. Then along comes Lyric, and all I want to do is touch her, to put my hands in places that I know will only lead to her being crushed by me. She's the rush that I crave. The darkest of poison running through my veins, killing me bit by bit; like a drug I can't get enough of even though I'm almost down to my last breath. And being around her only hurts more, but what she doesn't understand is that I welcome the pain; I get off on it, which in the end leaves me with the hardest decision of my life - one that might get us all killed.... Author's note: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for listeners under the age of 18. This is a stand-alone novel; more books with side characters can all be heard alone.
©2015 Victoria Ashley (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Eight bodies were found in less than four hours in Briar County, Ohio. Every significant member of the Hatfield family of Briarton, their ages ranging from 16 to 44, were shot execution-style inside of four different homes not far apart. Local, federal, and state law enforcement officers have swarmed the community, interviewing more than 50 people and combing the wooded areas surrounding the crime scenes. Sheriff Charles Ridley called the investigation one of the largest in Briar County history. Ohio Attorney General Nick Devlin said the massacre was pre-planned and sophisticated. A wealthy Ohio businessman out of Cincinnati, Ohio, offered a $25,000 reward to anyone with answers. But when the answers started to come, they only raised more questions. Fingers began to point, family conflicts grew, and before this crime was solved, one more local would be found dead. Note: This novel is fictional, but based on true events that happened in Pike County, Ohio, in April of 2016.
©2020 Andrea Smith (P)2020 Andrea Smith
An irresistible baseball star and a resistant hometown girl stumble into love in a flirty romance by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne. Pro baseball shortstop Carter Ramsey is about to be Citizen magazines Man of the Year, but the only title that matters to him is out of reach: World Series MVP. Benched by a recent injury, Carter retreats to his hometown to recover. His ten-year class reunion and a potential reconciliation with the sweetheart he left behind could be perfect distractions. Until another old acquaintance throws Carter a curveball. Olive Dunn admits that her former high school science partner is still a handsome charmer. But she wasnt swayed then, and she wont be swayed now. Because Olive remembers Carters little shortcoming: he tends to bail the moment it suits him, without a backward glance. Best to keep her feelings strictly platonic while hes in town. Except the entitled boy she knew is a changed man: solid, reflective, and generous. As they ease back in to their familiar friendship, things take a surprising turn, and Carter and Olive must decide if what they have is a passing flirtation or a real shot at love.
©2020 Lauren Layne. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
When Special Forces Colonel Zachary Garrett leads a team of commandos into an enemy base-camp inside forbidden Pakistan territory, the ensuing combat destroys his helicopter and all its occupants. After military officers notify his estranged daughter, 17-year-old Amanda Garrett, of her father's death, she is apathetic until they mention a $500,000 life insurance payout. But there's a catch: before she can collect her cash, Amanda must visit revered psychiatrist Riley Dwyer for counseling. With his eyes on Amanda's coming bonanza, Spartanburg, South Carolina bad-boy Del Dangurs keeps close tabs on Amanda and the long hoped-for windfall. Meanwhile, Matt Garrett, Amanda's uncle, leaves his CIA post and arrives in Afghanistan to recover Zachary's remains. But first he leads a daring vengeance raid into Pakistan that results in a clue to Zachary's fate. With hopeful evidence in hand, Matt continues the search for his brother as physical reminders of him are being destroyed or attacked back home, including Riley, who holds her own secrets close. The story alternates between thrilling combat scenes in Afghanistan and Pakistan as Matt pursues his brother's fate and attempts to complete a politically sensitive mission while Amanda races to uncover the truth about her father.
©2015 A.J. Tata (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
His Bodyguard. His Love. Maverick, know-it-all bodyguard Farrow Keene knows publicly dating American royalty comes with a great cost. Everyone wants a piece of their relationship. And as a protective boyfriend, hes not here for the malicious hands that grab at their love life and seek to rip them apart. But Farrow is confident. Hes confident that he couldve never prepared for the storm to come. Keep him safe. Maximoff Hale isnt a big fan of change. And to regain the charity CEO position he lost, he agrees to a task that hes always rejected. One that could uproot his unconventional world. But Maximoff is afraid - hes afraid of the consequences that could destroy his boyfriend and his family. Keep him safe. Changes are on the horizon. Big. Messy. Complicated. Changes. Maximoff & Farrow will fight for their forever. And with every breath, they promise that their love story wont end here. ??The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. You must listen to Books 1 and 2 before listening to Alphas Like Us.
©2018 K.B. Ritchie (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Perry Mason had no hesitation in defending Albert Brogan, a broke ex-salesman against a charge of robbery. He's counting on the testimony of the nightclub hostess Martha Lavina to clear him. She had most of the requirements for a good professional hostess, and one was an innocent face. That, plus various other attractions, made her a formidable challenge as she faced Perry Mason on the witness stand. She was also deadly clever and she held the jury spellbound. When Mason sprang his bombshell they stayed that way, for the hoped-for explosion was a dud. That was just the beginning of a smashing, freewheeling attack with no holds barred on either side. Then another hostess, his key witness, fled. Failure to find the missing witness in forty-eight hours could cost an innocent man his liberty and his life, when the prosecution serves up a shocking new charge of murder. But the high-tailing hostess has a host of her own secrets, and a cast of shady characters - from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. She seems determined to keep them and herself hidden. It all leads Perry Mason down the trail of an amazing crime that might have gone undetected.
©1953, 2011 Erle Stanley Gardner; 2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
On a hot summer night in a midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims - with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive. Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic free verse and stream of consciousness, this is an unforgettable, haunting tale. The complete list of narrators includes Kate Rudd, Kate Reinders, Amy McFadden, Emily Durante, Mikael Naramore, Scott Merriman, Nick Podehl, Alexander Cendese, and Todd Haberkorn.
©2014 Edith Pattou. From JOEY PIGZA LOSES CONTROL © 2000 by Jack Gantos. Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Getting fired and humiliated in front of everyone at my newly acquired secretarial job at Morgan Financial Holdings wasn't how I'd seen my day going. And then chaos - or maybe luck - ensued. I was set up on a blind date, shocked that my former boss was giving me a month's severance, and had the perfect interview lined up. Maybe things were looking up for me after all. And although finding a man should have been on the bottom of my to-do list, I couldn't get Jason - the uber-sexy blind date - out of my head. Sexy and confident - or maybe arrogant - he had me yearning for more with just a smoldering look and a smirk of his lips. But when a night of drinking led to getting in bed with him and having the wildest, most intense night of my life, I didn't know if I should ask to see him again or do the good old walk of shame. And it was when I walked into my interview the next day and came face-to-face with my prospective employer that the reality of my situation sank in. Because there, sitting across from me with that devilish smile on his face, that knowing expression of what wed done the night before, was the one and only Jason, my supposed one night stand. Looked like my humiliation wasn't over just yet.
©2020 Jenika Snow and Cocky Hero Club, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Young Marjorie Clune's best asset is her greatest misfortune: a pair of exquisite legs. They attract the perfect heel, a self-professed movie promoter named Frank Patton, whose scam seems even more flawless than Marjorie's lissome limbs. When the hype clears, the local chamber of commerce is many dollars poorer, Marjorie's been hung out to dry - and Patton's been found with the knife of Marjorie's lover implanted in his chest....But will a single cunning lie her lawyer, Perry Mason, tells catch a killer and free her from a nightmare of accusation?
©1934, 1961 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Mason gives Della Street two weeks' vacation! That is, it was supposed to be a vacation, but Della turned it into a busman's holiday. Target of interest was a well-stacked blonde - one who incredibly stashed away five enormous meals a day. Her name was Dianne, and when Mason unexpectedly appeared, he and Della discovered she had signed a contract to gain weight quickly in order to model clothes for "stylish stouts." Perry smelled a rat, and when he read the contract he found a nest of them. One led straight to murder....
©1962 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1990 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Arranged marriage? Check. Cocky new husband? Check. It's a marriage of convenience - one I'm determined to keep strictly professional. I can't be stupid enough to fall for this sexy playboy's charm or advances. I have to be strong, even if he is my husband. Except he has a big cock with an even bigger ego, and his main goal in life seems to be getting me to stroke both. The arrogant bastard is like sweet, sugary candy for my libido. I know he's bad for me. But I want to devour every wicked inch of him. With his sexual prowess and experience, I know he'll be explosive in the bedroom. And since we're stuck together for the foreseeable future - keeping up this marriage charade long enough to turn the company profitable again - I deserve something to look forward to at the end of a long workday, right? What could one little taste hurt?
©2016 Kendall Ryan (P)2016 Blackstone Audio
Successful florist Mildred Faulkner finds that the flower business is no bed of roses when arch-competitor Harry Peavis secretly buys stock in her small, family-owned business. To keep from being muscled out of her own company, Mildred goes to Perry Mason. But the legal eagle is stymied when Mildred's company is plundered by her brother-in-law to pay off gambling debts. The money trail leads to a nightclub hostess and her boss. When both are found dead, the trail of evidence leads back to Mildred.
©1940, 1968 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
After catching his shady son-in-law, Jack Hardisty, in the act of embezzling, wealthy banker Vincente Blane plans to hang him out to dry. Then murder turns Blane's restful mountain retreat into Hardisty's final resting place. When the evidence points to wronged wife Millicent, her father makes a point of calling in Perry Mason. And it's up to the legendary legal eagle to unravel the case's most baffling mystery: a buried clock at the murder scene. But as time runs short, the ticking of the clock sounds more and more like the rattling of family skeletons that everyone wants silenced....
©1943 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1971 by Jean Bethel Gardner (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From USA Today best-selling author W Winters comes a emotionally-gripping, standalone, romantic suspense audiobook. I didnt need anyone to tell me; I knew he was forbidden with a single glance. He was a boy I shouldve been afraid of, and definitely a boy I shouldve never wanted. No matter how much neither of those statements were true. From the first time I saw him, Sebastian had a hard stare that pinned me in place. And years later, it hasnt softened. We lived on the same street and went to the same school, although he was a year ahead. Even so close, he was untouchable. He was bad news and I was the sad girl who didnt belong. One night changed everything. We both had secrets. We both saw the pain in each others eyes. The gaze that gave me chills turned to a lust-filled haze that heated every inch of me. But that didnt change who he was. A man who would take everything from me.
©2018 Willow Winters (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Hank Jensen doesn't believe in monsters - not the kind Stephen King writes about at any rate. Hank is one of New York's best criminal profilers, and he loves his job. But when he meets the Bristol Butchers, all that changes. They are a pair of psychopaths - cannibals. He chases them in spite of the disabling curse they cast on him, in spite of their threats to his family, and when he catches up to them, his horror begins. They claim to be gods - immortal, omnipotent - and they change into monsters before his eyes. Unable to stop them, the battle leaves him sick, despondent, broken. His career is at an end. His only respite is his family. Years later, the Butchers return to make good on their threats. When his family disappears on Halloween night, Hank decides his time for doing nothing is at an end. He must chase them to places he thought existed only in myth. He knows they have the power to raise monsters, mythical beings - even the dead - to block his path. How can he, a disabled mortal, overcome gods? How will he overcome his disability and his doubts?
©2017 Erik Henry Vick (P)2018 Tantor
If the framer fits... Take a no-holds-barred proxy war for a rich Texas oil company, with Jerry Conway, its young president, fighting for survival. Add a beautiful woman in a mudpack and not much else who gives up a freshly fired .38 to Conway before she shows him the door. Top it off with the body of another young woman with a bullet in her chest fired by the same gun, and you have the recipe for the perfect murder - and the perfect frame-up. Perry Mason has two problems. His client, Jerry Conway, is the prime suspect. And Perry himself is the accused accessory....
©1964 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1992 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Cam Brickley and his pro hockey teammates bet on everything: who can win five faceoffs in a row, who can do 40 pushups in less than a minute, who can eat a ghost pepper without puking. But when his buddies bet him he can't date the same woman - like, say, the hot blonde over at the bar - for two months and not fall in love, he'll take that bet all day. Then he'll laugh all the way to the hockey arena, where they'll be washing his jock straps for the rest of the season, because Cam's never giving up his bachelor lifestyle. Olivia Lockwood, heiress to the Lockwood Industries fortune, is used to people using her for her money and family connections. When Cam Brickley hits on her in a club, Olivia's first instinct is to brush him off. But he couldn't be using her for her money, since he has more than enough of his own. Cam's gorgeous and built, and it would be no hardship to go out with him...besides, he'd be the perfect spokesperson for the children's charity she works with. Maybe it's time for her to start using people. Cam and Olivia are both in it for something. What they don't know yet is that they're playing for keeps. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Kelly Jamieson (P)2019 Tantor
Everly Wynn As the only daughter in the Wynn family of hockey heroes, I never shared the ice with my brothers - or the approval they got from my father. And that was before the scandal that ruined my life at 16. Now that I've put all that behind me and built a successful career, the last thing I need is another hockey player in my life. Especially one like Wyatt Bell. He's an arrogant, fast-living party boy. I hate how he gets by on his good looks and charm. So why can't I get him out of my mind? Wyatt Bell Life is short, and you've got to live it to the fullest. I learned that the hard way. So on the ice, I always play to win, and on the town, fun and flirting are my game. Because it's better to laugh your way through the pain than to let them see you're hurting - but I'll never stop wishing I could find someone to share the real me with. Something about Everly Wynn makes me think she could be the one. But all she sees is a hockey jock hooked on good times. If she didn't take herself so seriously, maybe she would take a chance on being happy.
©2019 Kelly Jamieson (P)2020 Tantor
A Mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Eagle Elite series. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.... I never thought my father would ask this of me, to become the second generation at Eagle Elite University, to rule with an iron fist, and to take care of anyone who gets in our way. But ever since the incident - ever since him - there's been a war in our little clique. After all, a house divided cannot stand. He's the problem, not me. He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen. Now he looks at me like I'm his poison. But we both drank it, again and again, never believing there would be a day when our love would start a war. And our friendship would shatter into a million pieces. Then again, the worst thing you could do in the Mafia is hang on to hope that your life will be normal. The second worst thing? Fall in love with your best friend. Enemy. And heir to the Nicolasi throne. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2020 Tantor
We've seen evil. We've tasted the darkness. And we're coming for it. My ladies and I have moved into the final battle. It's time to find my father, take on the ultimate evil that has invaded our side of the universe, and hope our efforts dont result in me making the ultimate sacrifice before I earn my chance to become an Elder. Note from the author: Harem awesomeness and adult content galore. Yes, a lot of ball jokes. That's how I roll.
©2018 Double Down Press (P)2019 Podium Publishing
I am always fully in control of my company, my family, and my life. Even my diet is perfectly regulated - that includes no candy. Except when my new assistant sprays chocolate sauce all over me and passes out drunk in my car, it marks the point where my control over everything starts to unravel. Josie My new billionaire boss looks like he needs something sweet in his life. I graciously offered to let him stick his hand in my candy jar. It has salt water taffy and gummy worms! I can't believe he thought it was inappropriate! In an effort to redeem myself, I set out to show Mace that I wasn't a clumsy, car-destroying, electronic-killing, accident-prone, walking disaster. That lasted all of five minutes before I set his seaweed and quinoa lunch on fire. Yeah, I didn't know that was a thing either. I can tell I'm a bad influence. I see him lick his lips when we're alone. I just have to convince him to take one little bite.... Because once he has a taste, he's going to want to stick his whole face in my candy jar!
©2019 Alina Jacobs (P)2020 Tantor
Two sweethearts find their new love put to the test in Book Four of USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe's Prairie Hearts series. Wyoming Territory, April 1883 After a disastrous marriage, Sheriff Albert Preston never expects to fall in love again...until a feisty, take-charge young woman sneaks past his defenses. Now, he'd like nothing more than to make Susanna Robinson his wife. But when a train crashes just outside of town, the secrets it carries threaten to derail his plans for a happy future. Susanna Robinson adores everything about her new hometown of Logan Meadows. She loves her job at the café, the beauty of the night sky over Wyoming, and the handsome lawman by her side. But after learning a hard lesson about fickle hearts from her mother's bad example, she doubts she can commit to Albert. And when Albert's shocking secret comes to light, all her fears are confirmed. Will his steadfast, tender heart and gallant ways be enough to rebuild her trust in him?
©2015 Caroline Fyffe (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I'd make a terrible father. That's what they all said. And it's the lie I lived for a long time, playing the field. Sleeping around and enjoying my life as a bachelor. But things change when my grandfather passes and all of his money comes my way. Life looks like a day in a theme park, with me as the big winner. Until I realize my grandfather didn't just send me a check, but also his big house filled with expensive art. Unfortunately, it comes with the responsibility of maintaining his staff, including a beautiful American maid that's driving me mad. I have rules about romance with those who work with me and for me. No bother. This curvy vixen wants nothing to do with me anyway. Until she does. And when I think it's going to be a quick fling, I'm shocked to discover she's carrying my greatest fear and the one thing I've always secretly wanted more than anything else. A baby. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Weston Parker (P)2020 Tantor
Incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel illuminates rarely glimpsed precincts of unimaginable wealth and power, where love and freedom are the most dangerous desires of all. Natasha Leonova's beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas's spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha's job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir's ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange. Theo Luca is the son of a brilliant, world famous, and difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Lorenzo's widow, Maylis, has transformed their home in St. Paul de Vence into a celebrated restaurant decorated with her late husband's paintings, and treats it as a museum. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca's artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha's image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that Lorenzo's works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimir's mistress. She cannot risk her safety for another man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo longs for a woman he can never have. From Moscow to the Riviera, Paris, and London, The Mistress is a riveting tale of vast fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.
©2017 Danielle Steel. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A talented but overprotective young man has his hands full as trustee of the inheritance of a beautiful blonde but very naive young woman. But his love and her money don't mix. Why would he embezzle a quarter of a million dollars from his client "for her own good?" Perry Mason may be able to prove, in fact, that his client is no embezzler...but what happens when murder rears its head?
©1965 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1993 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Compared to a juicy murder trial, a case of feuding neighbors isn't exactly Perry Mason's cup of tea. But Arthur Cartright insists that Mason is the only one who can muzzle the howling hound that's driving Cartright crazy. But Perry doesn't realize just how crazy until he meets his client's neighbor. Clinton Foley says Cartright is barking up the wrong tree with his canine companion - and swears that the man is dangerously insane to boot. Mason's not the type to cop out on a client - but when Cartright draws up a will that leaves everything to his neighbor's wife, even Perry has to wonder if the man has slipped from anger into madness. That's why he pays a personal visit to Clinton Foley's house, where he finds one missing wife, one poisoned dog, and one corpse....
©1934, 1961 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A spanking-new tin can, secretly placed among the rows of Mrs. Florence Gentrie's preserves, contains not a speck of food - but it does carry one very damning clue to a murder that took place right next door. Such an unsavory discovery in such an unlikely place can't help but pique the curiosity of a dedicated mystery hunter like Perry Mason. But the real mystery about this murder is who - and where - is the victim? Upstairs neighbor Elston A. Karr heard the telltale sounds of foul play, but his foul temperament (and his own dark secrets) make him most uncooperative. It takes a second murder to clear up the mystery of the missing body - and to make Perry Mason the next prime candidate to disappear....
©1941 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1969 by Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Fowl play? A dead man in the kitchen, gas fumes permeate the house, a duck seems to be drowning in the fishbowl, but it didn't die. Maybe that fact has something to do with murder? John L. Witherspoon, a wealthy patrician, is loath to let his daughter marry Marvin Adams, the son of a convicted murderer, something Marvin's mother managed to keep a secret - until now. To set the love-struck lass straight, Witherspoon engages Perry Mason to weigh the 20-year-old evidence that sent Marvin's father to the gallows, and prove that the young man is kin to the murdering kind. Reopening the case, however, quickly opens up a can of worms. While Mason dredges the past for new clues, a blackmailer threatens to dredge up the whole sordid affair in the society pages. Then the whistle-blower is done in by a dose of deadly homemade gas, and the damning evidence points to chemistry whiz Marvin. Like father, like son? Like hell, says Mason, who sets out to bird-dog the clever killer who's trying to turn the young swan into a sitting duck.
©1942 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1970 by Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Fawn Reed has kissed one too many toads and has finally decided that Prince Charming doesn't exist. After countless mishaps, mistakes, and unmitigated disasters on the dating scene, she's decided to give up and move on with her life...solo. Everything changes, however, after Fawn runs into Levi Fremont, a homicide detective new to New York City. Dedication to the job has rendered Levi's love life nonexistent - until he moves in next door to the free-spirited Fawn. After a series of comedic run-ins push them together, will they finally give in to the inevitable and realize - maybe - they are perfect for each other?
©2017 Aurora Rose Reynolds (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin comes the dramatic third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency - and a new breed of warrior.
January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded.
The "incident," however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed - and the stakes have never been higher.
©2016 W. E. B. Griffin. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Marriage is a big commitment...and so is murder. Lorraine Elmore is a well-to-do widow who's ready to marry again. But nervous Linda Calhoun is certain that the man her aunt Lorraine has fallen for is a fortune-hunting Bluebeard who's out to make a killing - in more ways than one. Perry Mason allays Linda's paranoia - until Detective Paul Drake digs up enough dirt to convince the lawyer that dashing, mysterious Montrose Dewitt is digging a grave for his bride-to-be. When the amorous aunt and her amour elope, the chase is on. But when Lorraine's supposedly sinister suitor is the one who ends up murdered, the pressure is on Mason to prove that the blushing bride isn't the one who drew blood.
©1963 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1991 Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Aspiring actress Stephane Olger just wants to be in pictures. But she may end up in mug shots instead when she gets herself caught up in a crime. Shortly after quitting her job and moving to Hollywood, she is picked up by a well-dressed man while hitchhiking. The man loses control of the car and they end up in a horrible accident. Both Stephane and the driver escape unscathed but the strange man flees the scene leaving Stephane to face a charge of manslaughter. Stephane's rich uncle hires Perry Mason to defend her and he and the private detective, Paul Drake, immediately start gathering evidence. It turns out that the car, of course, was stolen, and belongs to a Hollywood producer who has been in contact with the mystery man who is from San Francisco. A woman has been promised a job by him, but is given one my Perry Mason instead. She, too, disappears, and in another room of the hotel her luggage is found with a man who has been shot. In the courtroom Perry Mason discovers many other facts, but in the meantime the film producer's chauffeur is murdered, making his task much harder. It's up to Perry Mason to find the truth behind a suspicious scenario starring a menacing movie mogul, a hoodwinked housewife, and a man no one has ever seen - alive!
©1954 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1982 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The public labels me a Mafia monster, a man without a soul, and one hated by many. They're not wrong, and I'm not sorry for it. When my father orders me to marry a longtime enemy's daughter to settle a score between our families, she did what any smart woman with a beating heart would do. She ran. So, I hunted her down. She tries to negotiate for her freedom, but despite being inexplicably drawn to the deviant woman, I refuse her pitiful bribes with pleasure. I'll promise her freedom to get the answers I need, but I'll burn this city to the ground before I let her go. Contains mature themes.
©2020 M. N. Forgy (P)2020 Tantor
When I first laid eyes on the curvy brunette, she made me a drink then said I made her wet. I couldn't pass up the invitation. I wanted her to paint me like one of her French boys. Before I walked out of her dinky small town cafe, I left my card, all black. Hazel: I turn weird and awkward around attractive men. I'm a nervous sweater, and when Archer walked into my art cafe that night, he was making me soaking wet. He was stupidly attractive - which caused me to go into excruciating detail about my sweating problem, insult what he had under his fig leaf, and imply I was running a brothel. My career as an artist was a joke. I was desperately trying to live the #bossbabe life after I couldn't hack it as an artist in New York City and moved back to my small hometown. Now my business is failing. But hey, suffering is inspirational, right? But then so is Archer. With his model good looks and muscular, tattooed chest, Archer might be the creative, maybe even crazy, idea that I desperately need to save my disaster of a life.
©2019 Alina Jacobs (P)2020 Tantor
Cleaning up the academy just got...personal. Up to now, my life has been kind of a fairy tale - the down-on-her-luck janitor turned war mage, tapped to help four super-hot college wizards win a magic competition, while they become my very own Prince Charmings. Except now, as our final and deadliest challenge looms, I'm supposed to bond with the last mage of the group, Rafe. And he's nothing like I expect. With the barest smile, he seduces me. With the softest touch, he electrifies me. From our very first kiss, he opens me to a haunting, forsaken power that binds me to him, body and soul. Even worse, I know - know - that Rafe is hiding a terrible secret. One that threatens to shatter him into a million pieces...or shatter me instead. But I haven't come this far to lose this gorgeous, tortured wizard to his twisted magic. I haven't come this far to lose any of them. So bring. It. On.
©2020 D. D. Chance (P)2021 Tantor
Sarah Keating was sure she'd be married by 30. Husband, kids, the kick-ass career helping adults with Down Syndrome - she assumed she'd have it all, and there'd be no need to fall back on the marriage pact she made with her best pal from college. But a tipsy message she sends from her birthday party brings Ian Nolan to her door ready to rock her world, and not just with mind-blowing sex. He's up for tying the knot, and has a million pragmatic reasons it makes perfectly good sense. As Sarah and Ian test drive their marriage-of-convenience, they navigate awkward business dinners, a slippery steam room hookup, and a costume party gone awry. Their friendship is stronger than ever, and the sexual chemistry is off the charts. But is that enough to make a marriage work, or will one of them fall hard and end up brokenhearted? Contains mature themes.
©2019 Tawna Fenske (P)2019 Tantor
Assigned to the Nuremberg war trials, special agent James Cronley, Jr., finds himself fighting several wars at once, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Cold War.
©2017 W. E. B. Griffin (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
Ansel Bray, an artist known around the world for his tragic hiatus from the canvas. Ansel Bray, a broody, handsome man not known by me, at all. Long dark hair, blue eyes, and dimpled cheeks. I've never met her, but her image is imprinted in my mind. An angel muse who inspires me to paint again. There is something about him. Something that spurs a need to be as close to him as possible. A need to find out why. There is something about her. Something that draws me in. Something that urges me to find out what her presence means. Why does the girl in his painting look so much like me? Who is this girl, and why can I see her so vividly? I shouldn't fall in love with him. I shouldn't fall in love at all. But fate plays her hand. But fate has other plans. The lines of my life will blur. The needs of my heart will change. What a beautiful mess we've made.
©2019 Max Monroe (P)2019 Tantor
If you've never read a Repairman Jack novel, this is the place to begin. It's 1990. A twenty-one-year-old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in New York City. Manhattan's rough edges are jagged enough to shred any unwary newcomer, but perhaps not one who is determined to stay off the grid, at any cost, in the busiest metropolis on earth. And to do so, he'll have to take jobs of a less than legal nature. An interstate smuggling operation seems to fit the bill perfectly. But Jack's initial foray into the trafficking of illicit goods carries greater risk than he bargained for, putting him afoul of a preteen slavery ring, a group of jihadists, and a pair of vigilante brothers. As if those problems weren't enough, Jack is hunted by some machete-wielding maniacs, and his bartender Julio is harassed by the mob. How these things are linked, and what they have to do with the murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane in Manhattan's East Side Marriott, is a mystery Jack cannot let go of. Cold City is the first of three new novels revealing the early years of one of the most popular characters in contemporary fiction: a self-styled "fix-it" man who is no stranger to the macabre or the bizarre, hired by victimized people who have nowhere else to turn. This is where he begins the metamorphosis from a naïve New Jersey refugee into the urban mercenary known as Repairman Jack.
©2012 F. Paul Wilson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
When a fleet of unmanned aerial drones disappears, the U.S. Vice President turns to Matt Garrett, still nursing the wounds he suffered in the Philippines. As Matt leaps into action, a terrorist commandeers Garrett's jet and a former Iraqi General with a startling link to Garrett's brother emerges from hiding. Matt discovers that international terrorists have kidnapped the world's leading expert on nanotechnology, who has enabled the missing Predators to locate, track, swarm, and kill...all by themselves. Meanwhile, the enemy has launched a flurry of attacks throughout America's heartland. The country is on edge as citizens wonder whether the terrorists have the capacity to deal a devastating blow with weapons of mass destruction. But Garrett is beginning to suspect that the true enemy may be all too close to home. A chilling tale of intrigue and power written by an author who has experienced combat up close, this is the story of a nation on the brink of chaos and a man about to uncover an unthinkable conspiracy.
©2015 Anthony J. Tata (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Everyone loves senior Carson Toliver, the captain and quarterback of the football team, heartthrob of South Burlington County Regional High - especially the girls. Even Jack's best friend, Weezy, has a crush on him. And unlike most of the popular kids at school, he's not stuck-up. Jack even sees him defending a piney kid who is being bullied in the hall. That is why Jack is so surprised when Weezy tells him that Carson took her on a date and attacked her. Jack tries to convince her to report Carson, but Weezy would rather just forget it ever happened. She begs him not to tell anyone, and Jack reluctantly agrees. But then Carson starts telling his own version of what happened that night, and suddenly everyone is calling her "Easy Weezy". Jack's concern turns to rage. Carson needs to be taught a lesson. With the help of the pineys - reclusive inhabitants of the mysterious Jersey Pine Barrens who have secrets of their own - Jack finds a way to exact secret vengeance.... In F. Paul Wilson's third young-adult novel, the teenage Jack demonstrates the skills that will serve him later in life as the urban mercenary known as Repairman Jack.
©2011 F. Paul Wilson (P)2020 Tantor
A tragic accident forced them together. Will love turn them into a family? Kathleen He's a loner. He's also volatile, wickedly hot and unforgiving. Probably not the kind of man anyone should trust with an infant. Definitely not the kind of man any woman should trust with her heart. When Nash Ryan returned to town for the sake of his baby brother I thought I already understood who he was. I also thought I was done giving my heart away until he proved otherwise. But we dont stand a chance. Everything is ready to unravel. And the secrets Ive kept will be our undoing. Nash This isnt the first time Ive known tragedy. Maybe thats why Ive chosen a solitary life. But my self-imposed exile ends when a terrible twist of fate makes me the guardian of my four-month-old brother. Suddenly Ive got a kid to raise and a family business to save and theres no time for anything else. Thats why Kathleen Doyle and I made this arrangement. Once a skinny little girl who used to follow me around everywhere, shes now a single mom with flaming hair, a killer body and too many responsibilities. We told each other it was just physical. We told each other there were no strings attached, no expectations. We lied. And the consequences will cost us. But Im not surrendering this new family without a battle. Because in this life we might only get one chance to have it all....
©2018 Cora Brent (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Christmas with the Marine Subject: Major Ben Hawthorne. Mission: to make one sexy civvy's Christmas wish come true. Christmas is almost here, and guys are the last thing on personal shopper Ainsley Garrett's list. But her icy resolution melts when she sees an incredibly hot Marine shopping for toys. A man in uniform with a hot bod and a heart of gold? Maybe a gal can believe in Santa after all. Major Ben Hawthorne has his career to think about, but when it comes to Ainsley, he's willing to break his own rules, at least for one night - provided they can get this insanely wicked attraction out of their systems. Only, once isn't enough. Now Ainsley's checking her list twice - before she falls for a marine who's naughty and nice. Her Naughty Holiday A feast she wasn't expecting! Clover Greene would sooner crawl into her oven than host family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another annual ritual of too much food, served with a side of criticism over Clover's Bad Life Choices. This year she needs to distract them all - with a handsome fake boyfriend. And she has the perfect guy in mind. Contractor Erick Fields is the poster boy for sexy single dads, and Clover has been secretly crushing on him for ages. She certainly wasn't expecting Erick to agree to her insane charade - or to add lots of hot, wicked sex to the deal. If they can pull it off, the worst Thanksgiving ever might give them something to be really thankful for!
©2016 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Ollie: Word of advice: Don't come out to random guys in public restrooms. Even if they're charming and adorably nerdy and offer to help. My family believes I can't be happy if I'm not out to the world. I have a bitter ex-boyfriend and an unstable NHL career to show for it. A fake boyfriend seems like an easy and quick solution to get my family off my back, and this guy is volunteering. I take him up on it without asking his name. I really should've asked for his name. Lennon: Word of advice: Learn how to introduce yourself properly. In my defense, I don't recognize Ollie Strömberg right away. I cover football, not hockey. I'm not supposed to see him again, and he's never supposed to find out I'm a reporter. That all changes when my editor reassigns me. It's a lesson I should've learned by now. Nothing's changed since high school. Jocks still hate nerds. But even worse, athletes hate journalists. Especially ones who know their secret. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Eden Finley (P)2019 Tantor
It's February 1991. Desert Storm is raging in Iraq but 22-year-old Jack has more pressing matters at home. His favorite bar, The Spot, is about to be sold out from under his friend Julio. No longer merely reactive, Jack takes the fight to his enemies and demonstrates his innate talent for seeing biters get bit. With a body count even higher than in Cold City, Dark City hurtles Jack toward the climax of this formative New York odyssey in which all scores will be settled, all debts paid. Dark City is the second of three new novels revealing the early years of Repairman Jack, one of the most popular characters in contemporary dark fantasy: a self-styled "fix-it" man who is no stranger to the macabre or the supernatural, hired by victimized people who have nowhere else to turn.
©2013 F. Paul Wilson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Goalie [goh-lee]: (noun) A player in the goal whose duty is to prevent the ball from entering or crossing it See Santos and Mariana DeGuajarado As goalie of the Texas Mutiny, Santos is damn good at protecting that net. But he never bothered to protect his marriage. Letting the fame and notoriety go to his head, he lost the things he loved the most...his wife and kids. Now he has one shot to make it right before losing at this relationship game and he's determined not to miss this time. Mariana has been scarred so deeply by Santos's betrayals, she will carry the wounds forever. After almost ten years of marriage though, she knows him well, and she knows he won't let go without a fight. Still, she refuses to be a push over. Because love is never enough...
©2017 M.E. Carter (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Cowboy All Night Blame it on the Stetson.... Brant Ellison's easygoing nature makes him one of the most sought-after horse trainers in Wyoming. His powerful muscles don't hurt, either. Nothing makes Brant happier than training a new colt at his foster home, Thunder Mountain Ranch - except maybe the colt's sexy new owner, if she wasn't all work and no play. Aria Danes hopes that once trained, the colt will help her injured brother. But Brant is proving to be a distraction from her responsibilities - she has a wicked urge to strip him from his hat to his boots. Ride 'em, cowboy. Aria and Brant can't get enough of each other. Their craving is insatiable, even if they have nothing in common. Even if some cowboys can never be tied down.... A SEAL's Desire Subject: Petty Officer Christian "Cowboy" Laramie Mission: Locate a missing person...without seducing the man's fiancée! Navy SEAL Christian Laramie knows everything about explosives, including how to avoid them. But he sure as hell isn't prepared for Sammi Jo Wilson - all gorgeous red hair and long-legged sexiness - in a wedding dress, asking him to find her kidnapped fiancé. Yep, he is definitely dealing with one dangerous bombshell.... Laramie has a rep for thoroughly pleasing the ladies, but he's not interested in emotional entanglements. He has rules - and engaged women are a definite no-no. Yet the searing heat between him and Sammi is like nothing he's ever experienced. Each touch gets hotter. Each kiss more intense. And if Laramie can't disarm this desire, it will blow up in the only way possible...in bed!
©2016 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Fall. Autumn. It doesn't matter what you call it, I hate it. I despise pumpkins, Halloween, and the overwhelming sense of dread as the cold and damp move in. But when my new chauffeur drives up in a hearse, Halloween carols blaring, I realize there will be no escape from the holiday. Penny Fall is the best time of the year! I love pumpkin spice everything, cozy scarves, and nostalgic movies. But most of all, I love Halloween. My quaint home town of Harrogate is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. We're the original Halloween town. I should be more excited, except that I'm going back to Harrogate after failing to make it as a journalist in Manhattan. Instead of living out my dreams, I'm living in a dilapidated Victorian house with creepy identical twins, a black cat named Salem, and a snobby ghost. I also have a new temp job with a sexy but grouchy billionaire who is determined to make me quit. My mother wants me to write a juicy tell-all about Garrett and his huge family. Yep, I'm going to trick the cold-blooded billionaire. I know I need to stick with the plan and weasel enough information out of my boss to write a killer article for a big payday.
©2019 Alina Jacobs (P)2020 Tantor
Rage, terror, and redemption: These are the stones upon which F. Paul Wilson builds the concluding chapter of Repairman Jack: The Early Years, the prequel trilogy focusing on the formative years of Wilson's globally popular supernatural troubleshooter. The strands of Jack's life, established in the first two books, Cold City and Dark City, are now woven into a complete pattern. Centered around an obscure group of malcontents intent on creating a terrible explosion in New York City in 1993, Fear City shows the final stages of young Jack becoming Repairman Jack. It is a dark and terrible story, full of plots and needless mayhem, with secret agents, a freelance torturer, a secret society as old as human history, love, death, and a very bleak triumph. Jack threads his way through this intricate maze, as people he loves are stripped away from him in a way that presages the later epic series of novels.
©2014 F. Paul Wilson (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A legendary enemy attacks.... Galactic peace is threatened.... Unless one man can find and stop the Atlantis ship. Carson Mach, a former war hero turned freelancer, seeks the biggest payday of his life when he's tasked to hunt down a ghost ship that has echoed through the centuries. The legendary Atlantis ship has become a reality, appearing at the Commonwealth frontier and obliterating an orbital station. Facing a lack of resources, a ragtag crew, and aliens who want him dead, Mach must use all his leadership skills and experience if he's to beat the overwhelming odds. His mission will take him across the galaxy and to uncharted dark areas of space. Failure to stop the Atlantis ship will mean not only the death of Mach and his crew but the end of the Commonwealth and all of humanity. Somehow Mach must find a way to solve an ancient mystery if he's to succeed where everyone else before him has failed.
©2015 A. C. Hadfield (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Perry Mason is dining peacefully at the Golden Goose cafe when he receives a mysterious phone call. The frantic woman on the other end of the line is desperate to retain Mason's services, but suddenly vanishes during their cryptic phone conversation. The only clues: a newspaper clipping about a blackmail case, and the combination to a safe scrawled on a scrap of paper. The case: a tangled web indeed, strung between an eccentric widower with something to hide, a sexy cigarette girl selling with plenty to cry about, a real-estate broker with his own home on the selling block, a wife, a lover, and too many loose ends. The common denominator: murder, of course....
©1950 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1978 by Jean Bethel Gardner (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who called a corrupt kingdom home sweet home. Protected and sheltered from the worst the world had to offer, she fell in love with the crumbling city that burned and blazed around her. Every dirty corner, every scary shadow, found a place within her heart. So did a man who was violent and dangerous, just like the streets she claimed as her own. He was all business and brutality, except when it came to her. With her, he was calm, caring, and heartbreakingly patient. He warned her over and over that he wasn't the man for her, but she refused to listen. She never expected either the streets or their enforcer to hurt her, since she'd given her heart so completely to both. She should have known the streets in the Point were always going to be savage, and so was the man committed to keeping control of them in the hands of criminals and bloody kingpins. Blindsided by a betrayal which cut so deeply she was sure the wounds would never heal, the princess fled the home she loved and the man who broke her heart. Throwing away her rusted, twisted crown was supposed to help her forget. All it did was make her long for everything she left behind. She told herself she would never go back, but in this tormented kingdom, family is everything. Eventually, she has no choice but to return. While she was gone, the people who loved her worked hard to make the city safe, and the man who destroyed her sank deeper into the darkness. Going back shouldn't feel like surrender
but it does. As this pretty princess hovers on the edge of the unknown, the past attacks with a vengeance. It's a good reminder that puppy love eventually grows up and turns into something with sharp teeth and one hell of a bite. She never asked for the keys to the kingdom. She'd much rather go out and build her own. Jay's note to all of you awesome listeners out there: This is the final book to the entire Point series.
©2018 Jay Crownover (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Do birds of a feather plot murder together? The extraordinary Perry Mason never handles straightforward divorce cases, but this one is an especially strange bird. Rita Swaine is dating her sister's ex-boyfriend. Her sister, Rosalind, is married to shady insurance adjuster Walter Prescott, who's got dollar signs in his eyes and ice water in his veins. When Rita's beau gallantly steps in to warn Rosalind about her heinous husband's designs, Prescott hatches a plan to prey on them all...by suing for big profit. For Mason, this case should be a lark. But when a murdered man is found in the Prescott home - and a nosy neighbor sings an incriminating song about illicit love and a hidden gun - legal eagle Mason suddenly finds himself defending a sitting duck.
©1937 ErIe Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1965 by Erle Stanley Gardner (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Some things are meant to be; some aren't. I never thought this would be my life. I never believed I could feel this way. I don't know where to go from here. I never want to be anywhere else. My whole world has changed. She is my whole world. I'm not sure how to be me again. I've never felt more like myself. I've never needed anyone, but I need him. I love her. I'll always love her. But is our love enough? Can Levi and I really survive this? Together, Ivy and I can survive anything.
©2018 Max Monroe (P)2018 Tantor
Guilt, hate, anger, fear - all these emotions are a dangerous concoction. Too bad every single one of them runs through my veins, just waiting to break through. I refuse to let him win. I refuse to be the woman I've been for the past few months. No more. Revenge will be mine. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Ryan Michele (P)2017 Tantor
A Greek family. An Indian family. A summer wedding on the Aegean coast.... Meet Moti Ferreira - spectacularly jinxed from the day she's born. Saddled with an eccentric mother, she stumbles upon the one man who holds the key to her freedom - the best man at her cousin's upcoming wedding. All Moti has to do is overcome her fear of water, board a yacht to the Greek Isles, seduce the dreamy Nikos Manolas, and survive two weeks at sea with her oddball family. The only obstacle Moti doesn't see coming is Alexandros Veronis, the onboard chef and star witness to her awkward mishaps. He transforms onions into chocolate and aroma into nostalgia. Day by day, his alchemy works its magic on Moti. But she's not the only one falling under his spell. Everyone has a secret, growing round and ripe at Chef Alex's table. When the masks fall off, they spill out one by one, and everything blows up in their faces. Now Moti's truth is exposed, and worse, she's hooked on more than Alex's midnight snacks. But this time, screwing up could be the best thing she's ever done....
©2019 Leylah Attar (P)2020 Tantor
From USA Today best-selling author Terri Anne Browning's The Rocker comes a new adult series, The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Lucy So yeah, my dad is a rock star; he's the drummer for Demon's Wings. Big whoop. Honestly, the fame that comes with having a famous dad is not all that you think it might be. It sucks. You have no privacy. Oh yeah, and don't let me forget about the lunatics that want to do who-knows-what to you just to get famous. When I leave the house every morning I feel like my life isn't my own. Between the paparazzi, the fans, my bodyguard, and everything else, I feel like I'm part of the freak show in the circus most days. It wasn't always like this, though. I didn't always feel like this. Once upon a time I had a best friend who helped me deal with this life that we both belonged to. Harris So yeah, my dad is a rock star; he's the drummer for OtherWorld. And Lucy was and always will be the only girl to ever know the real me. She was my best friend, my voice of reason. My sanity. Maybe she outgrew me. But I will never outgrow her. It's been years since I've seen her, and I miss her so damn bad. All I want is a chance to get back what we've lost, to have my best friend in my life again. I wasn't counting on how grown-up my friend might have gotten, how beautiful she is now. The more time I spend with this new Lucy, I have to wonder if I really want that old friendship back...or if I want much, much more.
©2015 Anna Henson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
When his 5-year-old neighbor goes missing, Jack can't help feeling responsible. He should have taken Cody home when he found him riding his bicycle near the Pine Barrens. And then a lost man wanders out of the woods after being chased all night by...something. Jack knows, better than anyone, that the Barrens are dangerous - a true wilderness filled with people, creatures, and objects lost from sight and memory. Like the ancient, 15-foot-tall stone pyramid he, Weezy, and Eddie discover. Jack thinks it might have been a cage of some sort, but for what kind of animal, he can't say. Eddie jokes that it could have been used for the Jersey Devil. Jack doesn't believe in that old folk tale, but something is roaming the Pines. Could it have Cody? And what about the strange circus that set up outside town? Could they be involved? So many possibilities, so little time...
©2010 F. Paul Wilson (P)2020 Tantor
They came. They saw. They conquered. Then they came again...and again. I'm back with my super hot superhero ladies, but this time we have a couple of new friends in the mix. For one, we've managed to track down the Blue Lady - a fact that leaves me wondering what I've gotten myself into. She's hellbent on revenge, and now we're wrapped up in her mission. Luckily for us, it seems her mission could lead us to the location of a missing member our party, along with some Tier One supers and, possibly, my father. The other friend? Well, you'll have to listen on to find out! Warning: This book contains graphic adult content, sexy-ass ladies, a hot vet who brings it like it has never been broughten, and more super powers and super awesomeness than should be allowed.
©2018 Jamie Hawke (P)2018 Podium Publishing
A Marine in space, three hot super ladies, and an army of supervillains out to get them. What could go wrong? All I wanted to do was have some R&R from my time in space with the Marine Corps. My tour was done, my days fighting bad guys over once and for all. Or so I thought. But damn was I wrong. So f--king wrong. Imagine being told you're going to be responsible for bringing a child into the world, one who would have the power to change it all, to once and for all fight off the evil forces threatening to enslave our galaxy and that of the supers who brought the message. That's what happened to me, and now I have to fly across a foreign galaxy and find the super women whose DNA would combine with mine to make the perfect match. We're being hunted by supervillains whose mission it is to terminate us, fighting off their minions while, well
you know. Doing what needs to be done to try and create a baby. Don't judge me. Any Marine would've jumped at this opportunity, as crazy as it might seem. Just sit back, strap in, and enjoy the ride. Warning: This audiobook contains graphic adult content, beautiful and strong ladies, a hot vet who brings it like it has never been brought, and more super powers and super awesomeness than should be allowed. If any of this offends you, run. If you like it, scroll up and buy your copy today. This is the story of the main character's brother from the Supers: Ex Heroes series. It can be listened to first or second - either way works.
©2018 Jamie Hawke (P)2018 Podium Publishing
Previously published as Pieces of You. From award-winning romance author Loreth Anne White comes a story of justice, loyalty, and unbreakable bonds that is both a thrilling mystery and a moving love story. Newly exonerated ex-con Jeb Cullen is determined to prove his innocence to his former neighbors and win back the heart of Rachel Salonen, the only woman hes ever loved. Nine years after her testimony helped put Jeb behind bars, Rachels life is finally getting back to normal. But its turned upside down by the sudden death of her sister and her new responsibility for her sisters adopted daughter, Quinn. Now Jeb is back in his hometown, and hes willing to risk everything to discover who was really responsible for the crime he was accused of. But there are people in Snowy Creek who will do anything to keep the truth buried, a truth that could tear the sleepy town apart and cost Jeb everything he holds dear.
©2014 Loreth Anne White (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
A mining ship goes missing.... Its precious cargo could change the galaxy.... Unless one man and his crew can find the lost Voyager. Carson Mach, a freelance rogue captain, and his crew are faced with a seemingly routine mission to find and rescue the Voyager, a missing mining ship in a remote system. Only he and his employers know what the lost ship carries in its cargo hold and the devastating consequences if it falls into the wrong hands. On arrival to the Noven system, the destination of the Voyager, Mach and his crew have three planets to explore - and no clues as to where the ship and its artifact might be. Their first stop reveals a terrifying new enemy has joined the search, raising the stakes considerably. If the new threat finds the cargo, it will place the entire galaxy in a perilous position from which it won't recover. Mach and his crew must overcome impossible odds and defeat the new enemy if they're to reach the Voyager and save the lives of trillions. All Carson Mach stories are standalone adventures and can be listened to in any order.
©2015 A.C. Hadfield (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Who was that masked woman? That was the question plaguing Perry Mason. No one loves a good mystery more than Mason - but being asked to represent a client who is concealing her identity, not to mention the particulars of her case, has given even the legendary legal eagle a case of ruffled feathers. Yet the intriguing cloak-and-dagger tactics have Perry hopelessly hooked. As for the silent siren behind the mask, is she heiress Byrl Gailord or penniless Adelle Hastings? Both women have ties to a man named Tidings, a man who may be a protector or predator. A man who could answer a lot of tough questions - if only he hadn't been murdered.
©1940, 1968 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A brand new series set in a whole new world. Dalton: Women are a perk of my lifestyle. I work hard. I deserve to play harder. But I didnt get on the Forbes List of Rising Entrepreneurs by getting lost in the baggage and disruption that comes with dating. Ive seen dozens of men fail when they fall in love. Pathetic. That's why I chose the Bachelor Tower. It was designed by a genius, my hero: the late Garry F. Brockton. He created an all-male haven for ambitious men who want to live like kings and play by their own rules. Casino nights, a fully equipped gym and lap pool, cigar and Scotch bar, and a media room with screens the size of the average movie theater. The list is endless. I easily network with men trying to launch their careers or those at the top who want to stay hungry. The best part: The tower attracts women, beautiful women who hang out in the lobby bar and vie for an invite upstairs. Easy, like fishing in a barrel. Until Brockton dies and Penny Fuller moves into the apartment next to me because the new owner doesn't share his vision. Everyone agrees Penny can't stay. I don't want to get involved, but she doesn't understand the lengths my fellow building mates will go to to get her out. She's not only irresistibly sexy and painfully optimistic, she's also in real danger. Siding with her would be career suicide. Betraying her was never my intention.
©2018 Ruth Cardello (P)2020 Ruth Cardello
When Matilda Benson solicits the help of Perry Mason, her request seems simple enough: cruise to a gambling ship moored just beyond the twelve-mile limit and buy back the IOUs signed by Miss Benson's niece. But after Mason reaches the floating casino, he discovers problems aplenty - most notably the ship's owner with a bullet hole through his head. Strangely enough, Matilda and her niece are also on board that night...when someone tosses a gun over the railing. Does Perry Mason's client have something to hide?
©1937 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1964 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Abraham never played an away game quite like this. Having battled and defeated every adversary in his path, Abraham and the Henchmens bond grows stronger when a darker fate intervenes. The King demands satisfaction. The quest to complete the Crown of Stones is far from over. The eager king thrusts another mysterious Henchmen into the group, a wizard with god-like powers, but can he be trusted? As the Henchmen resume their quest to acquire the artifacts that can save the kingdom and send Abraham back home, the enemies gain more modern firepower. Abraham must track down another otherworlder, the horned halfling Big Apple, and find the answers he seeks about the broader conspiracy. With his consciousness drifting between home and Titanuus, he starts to unravel who controls the portals that will lead him back home. That knowledge places his friends in danger and Abraham must learn to fight his enemies in both worlds. Now, the fate of two worlds lies in the hands of a fallen sport hero who must redeem himself and find the way home.
©2019 Craig Halloran (P)2019 Podium Publishing
The client was young, blonde, and beautiful, and she wanted to disappear. The trouble was she wouldn't say why, and she wouldn't give her name. So Perry Mason agreed to a code of identification based on her measurements: 36-24-36. But according to Della Street, the figures were padded, and as it turned out, so was everything the client said. Certainly the bag full of cash she carries isn't shopping money. All the mystery-woman asks is that Perry Mason make himself available for a few days in case she needs him - for what purpose, she remains silent as a grave. In fact, his headstrong client is headed for disaster - not only into a blackmailer's clutches but into a lethal trap from which not even Perry Mason's brilliant courtroom sorcery may be able to extricate her. Alive, anyway...
©1969, 2011 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Medical school student Amanda Garrett and American doctors working secretly in Africa have found a cure for the Ebola and Human Immunodeficiency Viruses. Leaders of the Islamic State want the cure so they can show the world Islam is a benevolent religion that all Africans should follow. The President of the United States believes an alleged 30,000-year-old Sub-Saharan religious text called The Book of Catalyst identifies him as being of divine origin. As Amanda operates her portion of the clandestine CIA Project Nightingale in a Tanzanian orphanage, she is attacked and chased by brutal killers called The Leopard and The Cheetah. Amanda has 48 hours to escape across the Serengeti Plain before the remaining vials of the cure expire. The Islamic State escalates attacks across the Middle East using freshly converted fighters from Africa. The American President, however, chooses not to deploy sufficient troops to save U.S. Special Forces, including Amanda's husband, assisting in the air war against ISIS. As Amanda attempts to save the rapidly decomposing formula for the Ebola and HIV cures, she finds herself at the center of a clash between warring media titans, Jonathan Beckwith and Zhor al Rhazziq, who are following her every step toward the Olduvai Gorge, which some scientists claim to be the origin of human life.
©2015 A.J. Tata (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Two mechanics. One rivalry. She'll prove she's as good as she says she is. He'll prove her place isn't under the hood. It's over it. "Don't let the bastards get you down." For 26 years, I lived by my daddy's motto. Which is why "Mechanic Wanted" is all it takes for me to apply for the job at the garage we once owned. And I meet the biggest bastard of them all: Dexter Ryne. Hotter than hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls, and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car. Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal. I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don't, I'm on telephone duty. If I do, he'll accept defeat and make my job permanent. Now, all I have to do is fight my attraction to the cocky little...beep. Problem is, an engine isn't the only thing he knows how to make purr.... Contains mature themes.
©2017 Emma Hart (P)2018 Tantor
In order to help her seriously ill boyfriend, gorgeous Sally Madison sets out to separate wealthy Harrington Faulkner from some of his money by offering him a cure for his ailing exotic fish, but her plan goes awry when the fish mysteriously vanish and Faulkner turns up dead. "You want to consult me about a goldfish?" Perry Mason couldn't believe his ears. Prospective clients had come to see him about many things but never a matter as seemingly silly as this. He didn't even have time to tell Harrington Faulkner that he wouldn't take the case before a process server slapped on a summons and complaint for $100,000. During the evening, a golddigger got Faulkner to write a check for $5,000. Before two days had passed there was a murder. And both Perry Mason and Della Street were in danger of being convicted as accessories.
©1945 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1972 by Jean Bethel Gardner (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From Johnny Shaw, the Anthony Award-winning author of Big Maria, comes a wild tale about the wonderful things that bring a family together - larceny, deception, and revenge. Fifteen years ago, Axel, Gretchen, and Kurt Ucker lost their father. At the same time, they learned that he had secretly been a thief their whole lives - and left a fortune unaccounted for. Since then, the Uckers have lived a precarious existence. Their small town shunned and shamed them. Their mother, Bertha, retreated into her religion and her favorite televangelist, Brother Tobin Floom. Axel got a dead-end job. Gretchen turned to petty crime. And Kurt stayed with his mom and his garage band. When Bertha dies, she leaves everything she has to Floom and his gold-plated revival. The Uckers are at a loss for words. And an inheritance, a house, and a future. Until their long-lost aunt shows up with a secret: Floom is their grandfather; some new relatives: a family of liars, cheats, and thieves; and best of all, a plan: infiltrate Flooms multimillion-dollar ministry and pull off the grandest heist in Ucker family history. When youve got nothing left to lose, you might as well risk it all.
©2018 Johnny Shaw (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Ever come across a situation that simply wasn't right - where someone was getting the dirty end of the stick and you wished you could make things right but didn't know how? Fourteen-year-old Jack knows how. Or rather he's learning how. He's discovering that he has a knack for fixing things. Not bikes or toys or appliances - situations... It all starts when Jack and his best friends, Weezy and Eddie, discover a rotting corpse - the victim of ritual murder - in the fabled New Jersey Pine Barrens. Beside the body is an ancient artifact carved with strange designs. What is its secret? What is the secret of the corpse? What other mysteries hide in the dark, timeless Pine Barrens? And who doesn't want them revealed? Jack's town, the surrounding Barrens, his friends, even Jack himself...they all have...Secret Histories.
©2008 F. Paul Wilson (P)2020 Tantor
While enjoying a leisurely ocean cruise in the company of secretary Della Street, Perry Mason is approached by passenger who is worried about the wellbeing of her husband. Not long afterward, her husband is seen jumping off the ship, an apparent suicide - but when the body is recovered, it turns out that he was shot. Accused of murder, the wife puts her fate in the hands of Perry, who in the course of piecing things together unearths the fact that the husband had once accepted a huge bribe while serving on a jury. The case takes many shocking twists and turns before revealing its surprising conclusion.
©1938, 2011 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Daddys gonna teach her some manners. Maddox: There's a reason why I have a reputation. But if I do this, my past could go away. I have to take little Coras virginity. Spoil her from the good little girl into a naughty vixen who begs for Daddy so good. I have to teach her to be a good slut, but only for me. And then I have to let her go and never look back. Cora: Hes my teacher. I shouldnt be attracted to him - hes intent on humiliating me in class and making me kneel in private. I should hate Maddox. Should see him for the handsome, inked monster he is. But I cant stay away. Cant stop myself from begging.... Teach me, Daddy. A full-length dark romance novel. Teacher/student theme. Stand-alone, no cliff-hanger, no cheating. HEA guaranteed.
©2017 Isabella Starling & Demi Donovan (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
I need a woman to help me shut up my big Greek family. And my new intern is perfect for the job, though pretending to have a relationship with her might be a little taboo. Good thing I'm in charge. Being a self-made billionaire, I haven't spent much time looking for love. None actually. Lucky for me, it's fallen right into my lap. This pretty American girl has zero sense of direction, but a good heart and a sexy smile. I've always been smitten by a woman that needs rescuing, or so it seems. Something tells me that she might be more than I bargained for. Either way, I just need her to fake it for me until it appears real. Funny how real it quickly becomes. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Weston Parker (P)2020 Tantor
Bringing together a cast of fascinating characters in a riveting tale of ambition and corruption, politics, passion, and ultimate justice, Dangerous Games is a thrilling drama from number-one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel. Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world - from riots in America to protests on the streets of Tehran. With her daughter in college, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark. Alix starts with a nationally revered woman who may be the key to exposing frightening secrets. Olympia Foster is the fragile, reclusive widow of America's most admired senator, who had been destined for the presidency before an assassin's bullet felled him. Since then Olympia has found emotional support from Clark, who once wanted her as his wife and now stands as her protector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, federal agents pick up the trail. Then the threats begin. As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben's help as never before. And soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than they had imagined.
©2017 Danielle Steele (P)2017 Recorded Books
It was only meant to be every other weekend. But now I need him every night. As a single mom, a relationship was out of the question. So, we had an arrangement. The first rule: every other weekend. But that wasn't enough. The second rule: he can't meet my son. But he did, and they got along. The third rule: I won't fall in love. But I couldn't help it. The final rule: I'll never let anyone else break my heart. And now that rule is about to be broken, too.
©2019 Jaxson Kidman (P)2019 Tantor
Unlikely hero Sammy Gregg has never met a challenge he won't face head on, but he hasn't met outlaw Chester Furness! Born in Brooklyn, Sammy Gregg is small in stature and naive to the ways of the world, yet headstrong and resolute to save enough money to marry Susie Mitchell. Gregg calculates that he needs $15000 and figures he can earn enough in six months out west. Although he is a small man who knows nothing of fighting guns or horses he takes his $5000 in savings and heads west arriving in Munson a tough, lawless town. With his unwavering determination, Gregg finds a few good-paying jobs, but every time he runs up against Chester Furness, a fellow newcomer to Munson. But unlike Gregg, Furness runs a gang that steals horses, robs stagecoaches, and makes life hard for Sammy Gregg. To make good on his word and return to New York with enough savings to start a new life with Susie Gregg will have to face off against Furness, put an end to his raids, and rid Munson of his gang of outlaws for good. But some things are easier said than done.... The full copyright information can be found below: © 2013 by Golden West Literary Agency. P 2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. First Skyhorse Publishing edition published 2014 by arrangement with Golden West Literary Agency. Stagecoach first appeared as Sammy Greggs Mustang Herd in Street & Smiths Western Story Magazine (10/3/25). © 1925 by Street & Smith Publications, Inc. © renewed 1953 by Dorothy Faust. Greggs Coach Line in Street & Smiths Western Story Magazine (10/17/25). © 1925 by Street & Smith Publications, Inc. © renewed 1953 by Dorothy Faust. Sammy Gregg and the Posse in Street & Smiths Western Story Magazine (10/31/25). © 1925 by Street & Smith Publications, Inc. © renewed 1953 by Dorothy Faust. © 2013 by Golden West Literary Agency for restored material. Acknowledgment is made to Condé Nast Publications, Inc., for their co-operation. The name Max Brand® is a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and cannot be used for any purpose without express written permission.
©2013 Golden West Literary Agency. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
After con man Greg Moxley married Rhoda Lorton, he took her money and flew - only to have his plane crash. Years later, Rhoda weds millionaire scion Carl Montaine. But now Moxley has turned up alive and well...with plans to pocket the Montaine fortune - or else make Rhoda's bigamy public. Desperate to protect the good name of Montaine, Rhoda seeks out Perry Mason. But before Mason can reel in Moxley, somebody murders the scheming blackmailer. In a case that abounds in lethal twists, Perry Mason suddenly finds himself on a collision course with a cold-blooded killer.
©1934, 2011 Erle Stanley Gardner (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Megged: noun. /meg-d/ A playing technique where the aim is to kick, roll, dribble, throw, or push the ball between an opponent's legs See examples Santos and Mariana DeLaGuajardo: It's been two years and three months since Santos has had sex. Not that he's keeping track. After the way he betrayed the love of his life, he's willing to give up sex altogether as long as it means keeping her in his life. But that doesn't mean he hasn't thought about it.... Despite living in the same house for months, Mariana is still hesitant to cross that final, physical line. The wounds that Santos left combined with her insecurities stop her from taking what she really wants. When a misunderstanding makes them realize they're finally on the same page, Santos and Mari must decide what's most important to them. But this time, it'll be Mari's way or nothing.
©2017 M. E. Carter (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
It was against my will. But family has a way of forcing you into tight spots, right? My wealthy father wanted me at his swanky benefit and refused to budge. Luckily for me, the most beautiful curvy woman happened to come too. Only one problem: she thinks I'm rich too. No way in hell I can tell her the truth. Women like men that can deck them out in jewels, and that ain't me. I don't share in the family inheritance, not yet at least. Hard work is all I know. It's who I am. But will she understand that if the truth comes to light? I'm just a normal guy in love with a woman far above my paygrade. And she's going to freak when she finds out I've been pretending to be rich. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Weston Parker (P)2020 Tantor
Who killed Philip Rease? Peter Kent was known to be a sleepwalker and a bloodstained knife was found under his pillow. There were people who would like to see Peter Kent out of the way, but would they frame him for murder? And would that explain the reason for Rease's death? It was another case full of traps for Perry Mason.
©1936 Erle Stanley Gardner. Renewed 1963 by Jean Bethel Gardner and Grace Naso. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The fourth and final novel in New York Times best-selling author Kelly Elliotts Meet Me in Montana series fires up the passion in a story about forgiveness and finding your soul mate. Dirk Littlewood had the world at his feet and a life he claimed to love. He was a world-champion bull rider with plenty of women to keep his nights busy and make his inner loneliness nothing but a delusion. Dirks life was exactly how he wanted it. Until it wasnt. The moment Merit Eden showed back up in Hamilton, Montana, everything was turned upside down. Life changed immediately, and then tragedy struck. Merit was the only woman who could bring Dirk to his knees - and the only woman who could heal his broken past. If only hed let her in, they could heal each other in the process. The only thing left for Dirk to do was figure out how to not only forgive himself, but accept forgiveness from the only woman he had ever truly loved...if only he was strong enough to withstand the heartbreak. Strong Enough is a stand-alone novel in the Meet Me in Montana series, but for a better experience the order is as follows: Never Enough Always Enough Good Enough Strong Enough
©2020 by Kelly Elliott (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
The Porter Brothers were raised to live and die by Three Rules. One, a Porter stands his ground. Two, a Porter leaves no enemy standing. Three... Sutton Creech was a cheat and a liar. Tate Porter had found that out when he was 18, and he had no intention of letting her make a fool out of him again. He didnt care how much pain he saw in her eyes or how old memories tugged at his unforgiving heart until the night a hidden secret is revealed and everything Tate had believed about their past is shattered, proving he had let the woman he loved get away. Between trying to protect his family and running their pot growing business, Tate doesn't have time to play the "Nice Guy". He'd just have to remember the most important rule his father had given them: A Porter always keeps what's his. Warning: This work of fiction is intended for mature audiences only. All sexually active characters portrayed in this book are 18 years of age or older. Please do not buy if strong sexual situations, violence, drugs, domestic abuse, child abuse, and explicit language offend you.
©2015 Young Ink Press (P)2018 Young Ink Press
My name is Honor, but I have none to speak of. Im a high-society princess on the verge of ending it all. I have nothing to show for my life, though my bank account would say otherwise. Money and status has controlled every ounce of my world and I want no part of it. Its what took away the most important person in my life. Hes gone and Im alone, and no one is here to save me. Pain is the only pleasure I can feel anymore. To find a healthier avenue to deal with my grief, I turned to Lotus House Yoga for salvation - and found it in the tall, dark, and brutally attractive Nicholas Salerno. Hes everything Im not. Lives every day to the fullest, loves his family, and goes after what he wants with a thrust thats unmatched. I cant help but be swept up in his beauty as he attempts to show me the light and reawaken my desires. Except Nick doesnt know what Ive hidden, and Im afraid hell despise what he finds...when my sins are no longer silent.
©2018 Waterhouse Press, LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Forty-years old and still reeling from a public and painful divorce, Thalia Blackwood is looking for a fresh start, somewhere far away from her upside down life. When she's offered a new job as the sports therapist for a football (soccer) team, she jumps at the chance. This is just what she needs to leave the heartbreak and shame of Manchester behind, trading it in for the warmth and hopeful vibrancy of Madrid. Alejo Albarado is rising up the ranks in his career. As the charming forward for the Real Madrid team, Alejo's life revolves around women, parties, and being a tabloid darling, that is until the new sports therapist joins the team. Their passion could not be ignored. What starts out as a strictly professional relationship between Thalia and the young Spanish player, slowly evolves into something more. Much more. But their combustible chemistry and simmering sexual tension can only go so far-should Thalia give into Alejo's advances, she's at risk of not only losing her job, but succumbing to a younger man will drag her through the spotlight again. Alejo might be worth that risk. Unless he breaks her heart in the process. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Karina Halle (P)2020 Tantor
In the final inning, Abraham must shut the enemy out or die. The invasion begins with an enemy the likes the people of Titanuus have never imagined. Armed with modern weaponry, diabolical forces muster at the Kingsland border wall, while savage barbarian forces called the Gond secretly lay siege upon the House of Steel. With the Crown of Stones incomplete and the king slipping into madness, more treachery bears fruit as former alliances are broken and old enemies rise again. Outgunned and overmatched, Abraham Jenkins must use his wits and sword to bring the enemy down before the curtain closes and he is trapped dead or alive in Titanuus forever. Dont miss the gripping final conclusion of the Henchmen Chronicles! Perfect for fans of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, King's of the Wyld, the Magic Kingdom of Landover, and the Black Company.
©2019 Craig Halloran (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Nash Bostwick is the sexy, playboy lead guitarist of the world renowned band, Meltdown. He doesn't do love, because love only leads to pain. Then he meets Rowan.... Rowan Burns is running. Her secrets are deep and her past is deadly. She doesn't have time for love, nor does she want it. Then she meets Nash.... When Nash and Rowan finally take a chance on love, a family tragedy threatens to derail Nash's career. In his search for answers he pushes Rowan away. By the time Nash realizes what he's done, it might just be too late.... Contains mature themes.
©2017 RB Hilliard (P)2017 Tantor
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a brand-new series about the Cold War - and a different breed of warrior. In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: The Soviet Union. The Soviets have hit the ground running, and Cronley's job is to help frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them any way he can. His recruiter thinks he has the potential to become an asset - though, of course, he could also screw up spectacularly. And in his first assignment, it looks like that's exactly what might happen. He's got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but Cronley's managed to rile up his superior officers (he seems to have a talent for it), and if he fails, it could be one of the shortest intelligence careers in history. There are enemies everywhere - and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.
©2014 W. E.B. Griffin (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with G. P. Putnams Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
Aspen Reynolds has it all. Wealth, beauty, and a spot on the Forbes Top Ten Most Successful Women list. From the outside, she is perfect. Looks and status can be deceiving. All her life she has fought being the socialite her family has raised her to be. Now at twenty-eight she's at the top of her game, lacking the one thing she didn't know she'd ever want. Accidents happen and lives are changed when Aspen is almost killed. Hank Jensen, the man who saves her, is a hard-working country boy from Texas. Hank is the polar opposite of the rich city boys she's used to. He's rugged, gritty, devastatingly handsome, and makes it clear that he wants her in his life and his bed. Can two people from different worlds find a happily ever after?
©2015 Audrey Carlan (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Reed Treston is a man without purpose. His war is over, his friends have left, and now he runs a lonely watch with his sister, policing people with powers beyond those of normal humans. When the government intercepts a message that has links to his past, Reed finds himself stirred into action. His path leads him across continents and through countless lies, to a city he has not seen in years - Rome, Italy - and a confrontation with a threat that could destroy a nation.
©2014 Midian Press (P)2017 Tantor
A new arena awaits, only this time the crowd doesn't crave home runs. They want blood. With the last deadly quest behind him, Abraham Jenkins finally has time to focus on his own mission to uncover a portal home to 2018. He's closer than ever. He can smell the freshly mowed grass of the baseball diamond, and taste the ballpark hotdogs. But when mysterious new enemies emerge to attack the kingdom, Abraham must put his own agenda on hold to protect the King and his henchmen, lest he join them in a noose. The mission is simple. He and the Henchman must sail head-on toward creatures determined to annihilate him and his team, and vanquish them. But nothing in the past is ever as easy as it seems. Abraham discovers the King's daughter is kidnapped, and only he can save her. He must enter a Tournament of Swords and face an arena that reminds him of home more than anything before. Only, facing pitchers and pop flies is a far cry from axe-wielding barbarians and a bloodthirsty crowd. Can Abraham fight for his life and find his way back to Titanuus before his past destroys his future?
©2019 Craig Halloran (P)2019 Podium Publishing
He's big. He's sexy. And he's hung. The first time I met Pick Revere I tried to bash his head in with a baseball bat. The second time, I kissed the ever-loving daylights out of him on a dare. For a girl who's on the lam and hiding from her cop ex, I'm failing miserably at laying low. Instead, I'm going up in delicious flames because Pick's the hottest, roughest, toughest bad boy firefighter I've ever laid eyes (or lips) on. He promises he has a big hose - and knows how to use it. I'd investigate, but I need my job as a cook at the fire camp. I'm supposed to serve my hotshot breakfast not me. I'm supposed to keep my secrets. And I'm definitely supposed to stay single. But I'm not prepared for what happens after our kiss. Pick's magnetic and dangerous. He's short-term fun not Mr. Commitment. But then he volunteers to be my muscle when my douche ex tracks me down. And I shouldn't want more than that. But I do. I should run as fast as I could from Pick. But I won't. Because he sets me on fire and you know what they say about firefighters the hotter you get, the faster they come. How's a gal to say no? This full-length standalone from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Anne Marsh is full of dirty swoonworthy hotshot firefighters that know how to use their hoses and who are about to learn how to use their hearts. This novel was originally published as a much shorter and tamer novella by eKensington and has been completely rewritten. The audiobook is twice as big...and so are the hoses.
©2017 Anne Marsh (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
A year ago, Kelly Cannon couldn't imagine he'd end up with his formerly straight best friend. It's hard to believe he can finally kiss Blue anytime he wants...as long as they're in private. And there's the rub. Despite Kelly's promise to wait until Blue is ready to come out, he's tired of sneaking around. The cracks in their relationship are starting to show, and there might not be enough Spackle in the world to fix them. Britton "Blue" Montgomery may not be the physics brainiac his boyfriend is, but he's not stupid. He knows Kelly isn't completely happy, but he's not ready to be the poster boy for bisexuals and gays in the NFL. He just wants to keep his head down, play the game he loves, and go home to the man he adores. Is that too much to ask? With the truth slowly coming to the surface, Blue must make a choice. If it means losing Kelly, there's no decision to make. He has to find enough courage to face the music and hope they'll survive the fallout. Man. Happily ever afters may not be just for Disney princesses, but they sure are a lot of work.
©2018 S. E. Harmon (P)2019 Tantor
Two thousand years in the future. The world is a wasteland, but the women are still gorgeous. Jack Bowman is out of luck and out of money. That is, until he gets an offer to be a part of an experiment for a major scientific research company. All he has to do is get cryogenically frozen for a few years and he'll be rich. What could go wrong? Quite a bit, as it turns out. When Jack's pod splits open and he's met by two beautiful women, he's introduced to a very different world from the one he left behind. There are warring tribes, mutated animals, actual monsters, and even ogres. With so many threats, how can anyone hope to survive? Lucky for Jack, being frozen was only half the experiment. The other part is swimming around his bloodstream, and it's turning him into something more than human. Warning: This story contains adult situations, coarse language, and other fun things. Listen at your own risk.
©2018 Daniel Pierce (P)2018 Podium Publishing
My new boss has it all. In spades. Gorgeous green eyes? Check. Hard-and-sexy body? Check. Intelligence? Check. Success? A big fat billionaire.... Check. Too bad I haven't started out on the best foot. My big mouth has already turned him against me, and tempting good looks and success aside, Trent Turner is no peach either. He's stubborn and thick-headed, and son of a fruitcake, he thinks he knows everything there is to know about the hotel business. With him running the development of the new Vanderturn New Orleans Hotel and me doing the design, our work relationship is far too intimate for two people who absolutely despise one another. But that's not all. See, he isn't just my billionaire boss from hell. He's my new neighbor, too. Same city. Same building. Same floor. Trent Turner is my billionaire boss next door. Holy moly, let's hope my career - and hormones - can survive. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Max Monroe (P)2020 Tantor
A millennium into the future. In a galaxy far from Earth. We were not prepared for the Terminal War. Billions of lives are at risk as enemy forces mass on the frontier of the Commonwealth. If the planet Terminus, the center of all the Commonwealth's technology, falls, we will lose everything, and there will be no way back. The Axis Combine's fleet is overwhelming in number, and their firepower is superior. Unless one man and his crew can save Terminus, the galaxy will never be the same again. They must find a way to give the Commonwealth an edge, or we'll face complete annihilation. There is but one hope: Carson Mach and his motley crew of rogues on the starship Intrepid.
©2015 A.C. Hadfield (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
The fun and games continue... The Scooby Gang at Lazarus University is back at it, and this time its Taylor Peterson and Ransom Holts turn to see if they can make a love match. Serving up even more twists and hijinks, Elizabeth Hayley now extends this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy series for three more books.
©2021 by Elizabeth Hayley. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
My name may be Romeo, but I'm far from romantic. My brother betrayed the family, forcing me into the role of underboss beneath the criminal mastermind that is our father. I've never been a merciless criminal, and my father tests my resolve by giving me a stolen woman, knowing the situation disturbs me. What he doesn't know is the disheveled beauty intrigues me. She tried to kill me with my own gun on the first night, pushing my fixation into a dangerous addiction. She's unknowingly teaching me the power I have, and now I'm going to take over my father's empire, and now I'm going to take over my father's empire. It's a cold dark path to the top, and I'm finally ready to lead the way. Contains mature themes.
©2020 M. N. Forgy (P)2021 Tantor
Home-field advantage has a new meaning. For former baseball pro Abraham Jenkins, the struggle to find a way home has grown harder an harder. The past he was transported to is no longer a strange new world, and the nobles he serves are as familiar as his old coaches. Now, he and the King's henchman are dispatched on a quest more deadly than ever before. The queen is sick, and they must venture into perilous territory to uncover a cure for her. But the further they go, the more clear it becomes: There is a traitor among them. Wielding a magically telepathic sword, Jenkins not only must face off against vicious creatures, but also protect himself against his own crew. Teaming up with an unlikely ally, he knows the King's credo is meant to come first - above all - even his own life. Battling his past and his present, Abraham struggles to survive. But how far will he have to go to save himself? And what home will he return to, when the very meaning of the word has become blurred.
©2019 Craig Halloran (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Breaking News: Mr. Right Is Always Mr. Wrong . . . Lauren Blake, fashionista extraordinaire, has what almost every woman wants: Glamour. Fortune. Prestige. Plus a new driver who she finds terribly annoying, despite his good looks. As the creator of the popular clothing line she's worked years to build, Lauren's got no time for love. Unless, of course, she's able to capture the eye of the "OMG, he's So Hot" neighbor who just moved in across the way. Jaxson Malone's celebrity-like world came crashing down the moment he was dumped in front of millions on a popular American TV reality show. Desperate to escape the humiliation, he heads to France where he takes over his grandfather's limousine business - and meets a stunning woman who is everything he never dreamed of falling in love with. The only problem is . . . she's got her eyes on someone else.
©2018 Joslyn Westbrook (P)2018 Tantor
San Francisco attorney Mike Webster does not lose medical-malpractice cases. But his stellar reputation and faith are put to the test when he agrees to defend Dr. Johanna Anderson, a brilliant and beautiful psychologist. Jo is accused of failing to prevent the death of Seth Bell, a senator's son she was treating with a revolutionary technology-assisted therapy called the Mind's Eye. The controversial technique provides insights into what patients are thinking and feeling and determines whether they're telling the truth - so why didn't it detect that Seth was suicidal? As the case unfolds, a shadowy firm, Horizon Finance, sees a golden opportunity to profit by seizing the Mind's Eye and auctioning it to intelligence services around the world. And Horizon will stop at nothing - not even murder - to succeed. As the danger escalates, Mike and Jo feel the heat of a mutual attraction. But when Mike's loyal paralegal, Val, unearths evidence that could blow the case apart, Mike realizes he stands to lose much more than just a verdict.
©2016 Rick Acker. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. With this book, you will learn how to: Ask the right questions to inspire meaningful, revealing conversations with your partner Judge character based on compatibility, relationship skills, friends, and patterns from family and previous relationships Resolve your own emotional baggage so you're ready for a healthy relationship
©2007 John Van Epp (P)2017 Tantor
Mindful thinking is the new competitive edge Science confirms the distinction between the biological brain and the conscious mind. Each day, a game of mind versus matter plays out on a field defined by the problems we must solve. Most are routine, and don't demand a more mindful approach. It's when we're faced with more difficult challenges that our thinking becomes vulnerable to brain patterns that can lead us astray. We leap to solutions that simply don't work. We fixate on old mindsets that keep us stuck in neutral. We overthink problems and make them worse. We kill the ideas of others, as well as our own. Worse, we keep doing these things, over and over again, naturally and instinctively. But it doesn't have to be that way. In Winning the Brain Game, author and creative strategist Matthew E. May explains these and other "fatal flaws" of thinking, catalogued over the course of ten years and hundreds of interactive creative sessions in which he gave more than 100,000 professionals a thought challenge based on a real case far less complex than their everyday problems. Not only did less than 5% arrive at the best and most elegant solution, but the solutions given were remarkably similar, revealing seven observable problem-solving patterns that can block our best thinking. Calling on modern neuroscience and psychology to help explain the seven fatal flaws, May draws insights from some of the world's most innovative thinkers. He then blends in a super-curated, field-tested set of "fixes" proven through hundreds of creative sessions to raise our thinking game to a more mindful level. Regardless of playing field, mindful thinking is the new competitive advantage, and the seven fixes are a magic set of tools for achieving it. Winning the Brain Game will lead you to better decision-making, higher levels of creativity, clearer strategies, and overall success in business, work and life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Matthew E. May (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
MACKENNA - I have everything I need to live out my dream of being a reclusive songwriter - my guitar, my notebook, and blissful silence. At least, I did until Jimmy moved in next door. He's got bad news written all over him. And last time I got with a bad boy, it ended with me pointing a gun and pulling the trigger. Talk about going out with a bang. Jimmy makes me want things I shouldn't want, which means I have two options: avoid him or piss him off. But no matter what I do he isn't fazed, and I'm quickly realizing there's more to Jimmy than I originally thought. JIMMY - Over the past year, I've been called a lot of things. Slacker. Troublemaker. Party animal. I thought I was on top of the world. Turns out, I was pretty close to rock bottom. Now I have a new title: college dropout. But I've got a chance to redeem myself - one summer of squeaky-clean behavior at Grandma Beverly's. Two months to prove I'm not a complete f--k-up. And four rules to follow with the gorgeous girl next door. Rules aren't exactly my forte, but I only plan on breaking one of them. I want to get back to being one of the good guys. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Jamie Schlosser (P)2018 Tantor
From the New York Times best-selling author of the Cowboys and Angels series comes an intricate romance that asks the question: Can love heal the pain of the past? Longing to forget the pain of his wifes death, Brock Shaw has immersed himself in the one thing that lets him escape the guilt. Bull riding. But life on the road means leaving his young son at home with his parents. They want him to give up his career and be a father to his child, but Brock needs the adrenaline to get through each day
or so he thinks. Lincoln Pratt needs a fresh start. As a top interior designer in Atlanta, she has everything she could ever want, but shes always at her fathers mercy. Somethings missing, and Lincoln knows shell only find it somewhere far away - like the rolling pastures of Hamilton, Montana, where she meets the irresistibly mysterious Brock. In Brock Shaw, Lincoln sees the part of her thats missing. In Lincoln Pratt, Brock sees the part of himself he thought hed lost. But the pain of his past binds him. Can he let himself love again?
©2019 Kelly Elliott (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Sienna Nealon is a member of an endangered species. One of the last remaining people with powers beyond those of a normal human, she has taken it upon herself to police the survivors and keep them in line with human laws. When trouble erupts in Atlanta, Georgia, it looks like it may be just another everyday problem for Sienna. But what starts as a normal mission quickly twists out of control, as Sienna is left questioning exactly who her enemy is - and what are they up to?
©2015 Midian Press (P)2017 Tantor
Jennifer Smythe escapes Earth's invasion by the insidious Kasari race, hijacks an alien starship, and survives the deadly passage through a wormhole. But escape is short-lived.... When Jennifer emerges on the new world of Scion, she is confronted by the same deadly enemy. Now the Kasari have sided with the planet's angel-like elite against the warrior underclass, but with the intent of ultimately ruling both. And when Jennifer is captured by the brutish Koranthians, her alien-enhanced abilities make her a crucial asset in battling the Kasari and their winged allies. Back on a divided Earth, Jennifer's brother, Mark, and Jack "the Ripper" Gregory wage their own war against the Kasari. As the global government welcomes the extraterrestrials, Mark, Jack, and their rebel faction seek to use the powerful mind-altering skills gained from the Kasari's sworn enemies to repel the would-be conquerors. But faced with the might of Earth's ruling forces, has the cause already been lost?
©2016 Richard Phillips (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
All Tyler Mercer wanted was to make music - until he met Avery Jenson. The beautiful new girl in town turned his head and struck a chord in his heart. But when their one night of passion results in devastating tragedy, Tyler hits the road, leaving behind his dead-end hometown and the girl he knows he'll never forget. After her father was caught embezzling, Avery's comfortable life in the city was blown to bits. But meeting Tyler helped to pick up the pieces and eased her into country living. She just never expected the handsome musician would add to her heartbreak by walking away without a backward glance. Now, three years later, rock star Tyler's come back, hat in hand. He's found fame and fortune as a member of Wicked White, but it's all worth nothing without Avery's love. Can she forgive him for leaving when she needed him most? Or will the ghost of their past keep them apart?
©2016 Michelle A. Valentine (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A disturbing murder reveals a high-stakes conspiracy among the ruins of postwar Dresden. Two years after the firebombing that devastated the historic East German city, the suffering continues in the throes of a brutal winter. The wary and exhausted citizens scramble to survive, wolf packs of orphans scavenge for food, and Detective Max Heller is called to the scene of a savage murder. A Russian officer was stabbed to death, and not far from the frozen corpse is an abandoned backpack containing another mans severed head. If the grisly find belonged to the dead officer, it could implicate the citys all-powerful Soviet military occupiers. If it belonged to the officers killer, then Heller faces even more troubling questions. Despite dire warnings from higher-ups on all sides, Heller is determined to discover the answers. His investigation leads him down a trail of unspeakable corruption, desperate murders, and greater looming evils that Heller may never be able to contain.
©2018 Frank Goldammer (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2018 by Steve Anderson
Janine: I walked right into him outside my hotel room while on vacation. Somehow that turned into my spending the following three days in Cabo San Lucas with him. Emanuel, the firefighter and obvious heart breaker. But I don't have time for love. Not anymore, after a recent break-up, career change, and relocating to a new city. The last thing I need is to get involved with a man who's just not right for me. I've been strung along enough. So, I give Emanuel a fake name, thinking at the end of my time in Mexico I'd never see him again. How wrong I was. Emanuel: Her name's Janine, not Nadine as she'd told me in Mexico, and she's my new neighbor. It's like the stars align, pushing us together. In spite of the push back on her part, I know we're meant to be. Steadily, I wear her down, breaking through the fears and insecurities her past has given her, showing her that I'm not the man of chaos I once was known as. And while my recent transfer to a new firehouse is going well, there are some lingering secrets that pose a threat not only to myself but the new woman in my life. When everything seems to finally be coming together for us, her past and the lingering threat to Rescue Four threaten to tear us apart. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Tiffany Patterson (P)2020 Tantor
Dear Mister...no, too formal. Hey there sweet cheeks....no, too forward *Clears throat* To whom it may concern, Full disclosure: Before we move forward with this email, I would like it to be known that I have consumed an adequate amount of alcoholic beverages to intoxicate myself tonight. Three margaritas, two shots, and one beer - because it was free. I think it's important to be open and honest with your coworkers, don't you? So here I am, being open and honest. Drunk but honest. Or just drunk with lust? You decide. I have a hopeless, foolish schoolgirl crush on you when you are the last person on earth I should be falling for. Did you know people around the office call you a sadist? An egomaniac. An insensitive, arrogant prick. But what they don't know is your bark is worse than your bite. And that bite doesn't scare me. The fact is, I'd love that bite of yours to nip at my bare skin while we're both wearing nothing but sheets. For once I want you to look at me as more than one of your employees. And as long as we're being honest, that navy blue suit you wear? With the crisp white shirt? It really makes me want to loosen your tie and show you exactly who's boss. Love, Sincerely, Yours
©2018 Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn (P)2018 Novel Audio
Everything went wrong when I trimmed his bush. And no, it's not what you're thinking. I'm a professional. The client hired me to trim a bush in his garden for a party. I accidentally turned it into something that rhymes with "a big rock and walls". Imagine my surprise when the art world decides it's a masterpiece. Were my raging hormones the cause of my bush sculpting blunder? I mean, who would blame me if they were? After meeting Harry Barnidge for the first time, my brain went straight to cavewoman mode. There were undignified fantasies of being bashed over the head and carried off to a cave, a significant loss of vocabulary, and maybe even a little drooling. But I can't focus on that. On him. I need this job to make my little sister's dreams come true. Until now, I've managed to screw everything in my professional and personal life up, but I'm determined to make this work. So when Mr. Heartstopper offers to help me manage my accidental art career, it's impossible to say no. It's like the old saying goes. If you erect it, they will come. Or something like that. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Penelope Bloom (P)2020 Tantor
In the final book of The Slayer Chronicles trilogy, Slayer Joss McMillan is home in Santa Clara when hes assigned to track down and take out a murderous vampire. But vampires arent Josss only trouble this summer: His girl-crazy cousin Henry is staying with him, and still holding a grudge against Joss for trying to kill his best friend, Vladimir Tod. Josss former mentor and supposedly dead vampire, Sirus, is casting a shadow on Josss every move. And Kat, Josss old friend, has come back to exact revenge for past wrongs. Yet none of this compares to the devastating secret Joss discovers about the murder of his sister, Cecile. In a story full of unexpected revelations, it is up to Joss to protect the ones he loves and face the truth about his sisters deatheven if it means paying the ultimate price. The Slayer Chronicles can be listened to alongside The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod or completely on their own. This thrilling conclusion will have fans racing to discover the fate of Joss the Slayer.
©2014 Heather Brewer (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Dial Books for Young Readers, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
When a mission puts a woman under Rets protection, he and his longtime girlfriend Alese welcome her into their home. What starts out as a friendship rooted in trust ignites into a romance far bigger than any of them expect. Love isnt always neat, and sometimes it cant be confined to an even number. Get ready for the hottest audiobook of this standalone series yet. Ret is prepared to make you beg. ALFA Investigations Series: Book 1: Sinful Intent Book 2: Unlawful Desire Book 3: Wicked Impulse Book 4: Guilty Sin
©2018 Chelle Bliss (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Beaten. Broken. Battered. Garrett Falcon's past, present, and future are fragmented pieces of the life he once dreamed of. Deceits. Damned. Doomed. Raised by a dealer and addict, Juliana Torres was born into a life she desperately dreamed to one day escape. Two people who have lost hope. Two people who have been dealt blow after blow in their lives. What happens when these two are forced together after years of lies that connected them but also kept them apart? Their hearts get... Destroyed. Contains mature themes.
©2017 MJ Fields (P)2017 Tantor
Alex "Hawk" James has a sordid and violent past, one that, in part, leaves him the single father of a little girl. His only solace is the world he's made within the Dogs of Fire Motorcycle Club. Payton Williams has everything under control. Her neat, little world is as she has made it and she's happy with the life she's leading. But when a chance encounter with a gorgeous biker upends her tidy plans, she finds herself confronting things she'd been happy to gloss over...until now. Will Hawk and Payton's different worlds collide in chaos, or will they come together and heal the wounds of the past? Will a threat from someone out of Hawk's past destroy the trust he and Payton are building? Contains mature themes.
©2018 Piper Davenport (P)2019 Tantor