Wall Street Journal Bestseller After a congressmanâs tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case - and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the man who captured her heart, police detective Mason Callahan. But once a third body appears and all evidence points to a serial killer, the public furiously clamors for answers - and the coupleâs relationship grows fractured under the pressure. Ava and Mason search in the past for clues that predict the future. And when Avaâs mentally ill twin spins out of control, the FBI agent who battles monsters every day wonders if she shares her sisterâs self-destructive streak... In the latest thrilling romantic suspense novel from award-winning author Kendra Elliot, the past and the present violently collide...and the fallout can be deadly.
Â©2015 Kendra Elliot (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The Atlantic: A young woman sailing solo across the Atlantic makes an incredible discovery - a man narrowly clinging to life in the open ocean. But the desperate survivor is more than he appears. He is a Kidon - an Israeli assassin - who forcibly commandeers her boat with a new destination in mind: England. There the two are forced into an uneasy partnership as they run from a secretive and lethal organization. The resulting wake of destruction brings Scotland Yard to the hunt - searching for an accomplished killer and a woman whose life has been capsized. One Shot: The Kidon soon uncovers the true enemy - a manipulator responsible for the tragic event that shaped him to be what he is. There is only one solution. With deliberate, inescapable precision, he will hunt down the one who created... The Perfect Assassin.
Â©2006 Ward Larsen (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Sometimes the truth is darker than fiction. Liza Cole has 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best-seller list. In the meantime, she's struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth. Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she's home alone caring for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, she sets out to catch him in the act and to make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realizes it, she's tossing the body of her husband's mistress into the East River. Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Nick's body is dragged from the same river, and Liza's husband is arrested for his murder. Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including herself. If she doesn't, the end of her heroine's story could be the end of her own.
Â©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Cate Holahan
Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost 15 years. He's covered extreme metal, extreme nostalgia, disposable art, disposable heroes, life on the road, life through the television, urban uncertainty, and small-town weirdness. Through a variety of mediums and with a multitude of motives, he's written about everything he can think of (and a lot that he's forgotten). The world keeps accelerating, but the pop ideas keep coming. In Eating the Dinosaur, Klosterman is more entertaining and incisive than ever. Whether he's dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fan's inevitably hate their favorite band's latest album, or why we love watching can't-miss superstars fail spectacularly, Klosterman remains obsessed with the relationship between expectation, reality, and living history. It's amateur anthropology for the present tense, and sometimes it's incredibly funny.
Â©2009 Chuck Klosterman (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
Want to feel terrifyingly beautiful? Wear the right color of eye shadow to project otherworldly glamour. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Repeat the proper incantation and make it disappear. Want to increase your energy? Whip up a tasty herbal "potion" to rev up your stamina.Â DIY projects, rituals, and spells summon the best trends of the modern witchy lifestyle and the time-trusted traditions of the hell-raising women of the past. With humor, heart, and a hip sensibility, Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman dispense witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost. Contains mature themes.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.Â
Â©2017 Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman (P)2018 Tantor
A woman watches her marriage implode over text message and decides that ignorance is not bliss in this bitterly satisfying short mystery by the New York Times bestselling author of Lady in the Lake. Liz Kelsey promised herself sheâd never again spy on her feckless husband, Phil. But then she discovers a string of suggestive texts on his secret burner phone. Even worse, heâs flirting with the woman who shook their unstable marriage once before. But knowledge is power. Whatâs more dangerous - what Liz knows or what Phil doesnât know? Laura Lippmanâs Slow Burner is part of Hush, a collection of six stories, ranging from political mysteries to psychological thrillers, in which deception can be a matter of life and death. Each piece can be read or listened to in one truly chilling sitting.
Â©2020 Laura Lippman. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Welcome to a place of unconditional love and unexpected blessings. When widow Rose Schrock turns her Amish farmhouse into a bed and breakfast, she expects there might be problems. The reaction of her cantankerous mother-in-law for one. Disapproval from the church for another. But what she doesnât expect is that the guests at the Inn at Eagle Hill will spill their problems into her life and into her heart. She also never expects the kind of help and support she gets from Galen King, the quiet and rugged horse trainer next door. Love, Rose discovers, can bloom in the most unexpected ways. With inspiration from a true story and her signature plot twists, best-selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a fresh story of simple pleasures and strong faith in a complex world.
Â©2013 Suzanne Woods Fisher (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Saving the world is such a bother when it makes you late for tea.Â Â Wizard Lily Singer is kept busy managing library archives, studying magic, and trying to keep her witch friend Sebastian from dragging her into trouble. Unfortunately, he loves adventure even more than she loves being left alone.Â Â She doesn't want to investigate a malignant spell in a haunted house, but Sebastian is promising rare books as the reward. She also doesn't want to hurt her family but is tired of being lied to about her past. And she definitely doesn't want to get stuck in a dangerously unstable time loop, but Sebastian is in trouble - again.... Strangling her friend, as satisfying as it would be, won't fix her problems. If she wants answers and to not miss tea, she had best find the right spell for the job - before everything goes to hell and takes them all with it.
Â©2016 Lydia Sherrer (P)2019 Tantor
Journey to the magical world of Erthia in these two exciting prequels to The Black Witch by critically acclaimed author Laurie Forest. Wandfasted Twenty years before Elloren Gardner enrolled at the illustrious Verpax University, Erthia was rent asunder during the devastating Realm War. When Tessla Harrow is driven from her home by the fighting, she discovers a depth of power she never knew she had...and an irresistible draw toward Vale Gardner, the son of the most powerful mage her people have ever known - the Black Witch. Light Mage Before Elloren Gardner came to possess the White Wand of myth, the wand was drawn to another bearer: Sagellyn Gaffney. Sageâs affinity for light magery, a rare skill among Gardnerians, makes her the perfect protector for the one tool that can combat the shadows spreading across Erthia. But in order to keep the wand safe from the dark forces hunting for it, Sage must abandon everything she once knew and forge a new path for herself...a dangerous course that could lead to either triumph or utter ruin.
Â©2019 Laurie Forest (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
A Wall Street Journal bestseller and Daphne du Maurier Award winner. FBI Special Agent Ava McLane solves crimes; she doesnât witness them. When sheâs trapped in a mall without her weapon as a shooter picks off victims, she hides with a wounded teen and prays for her survival. But thatâs only the beginning.... An epidemic of mass shootings has has swept across Oregon. The young shooters terrify the public, committing random murders before taking their own lives. The task force assembled to solve the case - which includes Avaâs boyfriend, detective Mason Callahan - remains stumped. And on top of this chaos, Avaâs troubled twin sister reappears, throwing Avaâs already-tumultuous life into a tailspin. An old-fashioned cop with a strong sense of duty, Mason struggles to find the cause of the shootings as workaholic Ava spins ever closer to breaking down. But can one detective save the lives of countless innocents - and prevent the woman he loves from going over the edge?
Â©2015 Kendra Elliot (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Julie and James settle into a house in a small town outside the city where they met. The move - prompted by James' penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check - is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But this house, which sits between lake and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple. As Julie and James try to settle into their home and their relationship, the house and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings. The architecture - claustrophobic, riddled with hidden rooms within rooms - becomes unrecognizable, decaying before their eyes. Stains are animated on the wall - contracting, expanding - and map themselves onto Julie's body in the form of bruises; mold spores taint the water that James pours from the sink. Together the couple embark on a panicked search for the source of their mutual torment, a journey that mires them in the history of their peculiar neighbors and the mysterious residents who lived in the house before Julie and James. Written in creepy, potent prose, The Grip of It is an enthralling, psychologically intense novel that deals in questions of home: how we make it and how it in turn makes us, inhabiting the bodies and the relationships we cherish.
Â©2017 Jac Jemc (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Ten years ago, four people were brutally murdered - one girl lived. No one believes her story. The police think she's crazy. Her therapist thinks she's suicidal. Everyone else thinks she's a dangerous drunk. They're all right - but did she see the killer? Best Mystery-Thriller eBook of the Year - Independent Publisher Book Awards Winner Best Thriller - National Indie Excellence Awards Winner Best Thriller - Silver Falchion Award Finalist eBook Fiction - Indie Book Awards Silver Medal Suspense - Reader's Favorite Book Awards Voted Most Loved Cover - NetGalley Readers Grab your copy of this award-winning psychological thriller today! As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be - her hometown where the slayings took place. Wracked by the lingering echoes of survivor's guilt, Faith spirals into a black hole of alcoholism and wanton self-destruction. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister's killer - only to discover that she's the one being hunted. How can one woman uncover the truth when everyone's a suspect - including herself? From the mind of Wall Street Journal best-selling author Christopher Greyson The Girl Who Lived should come with a warning label: Once you start listening, you won't be able to stop. Not since Girl on the Train and Gone Girl has a psychological thriller kept listeners so addicted - and guessing right until the last chapter.Â
Â©2017 Greyson Media (P)2017 Greyson Media
Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Childrenâs League call Ruby âLeader", but she knows what she really is: a monster. When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Childrenâs League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of Americaâs children - and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts - has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is saved in only one place: a flash drive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future - and who now wouldnât recognize her. As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam - and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart - she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?
Â©2013 Alexandra Bracken (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Instant International Best Seller A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood - inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules.Â Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. But when the sisters discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella, the brazen elder sister, becomes emboldened to do as she pleases. Her rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone. Effie suspects her father has sent Luella to the House of Mercy and hatches a plan to get herself committed to save her sister. But she made a miscalculation, and with no one to believe her story, Effieâs own escape seems impossible - unless she can trust an enigmatic girl named Mable. As their fates entwine, Mable and Effie must rely on their tenuous friendship to survive.Â Home for Unwanted Girls meets The Dollhouse in this atmospheric, heartwarming story that explores not only the historical House of Mercy, but the lives - and secrets - of the girls who stayed there.Â âBurdick has spun a cautionary tale of struggle and survival, love and family - and above all, the strength of the heart, no matter how broken.â (New York Times Book Review) âBurdick reveals the perils of being a woman in 1913 and exposes the truths of their varying social circles.â (Chicago Tribune)
Â©2020 Serena Burdick (P)2020 Harlequin Audio
Journey to the magical world of Erthia in this exciting prequel to The Black Witch by critically acclaimed author Laurie Forest. Before Elloren Gardner came to possess the White Wand of myth, the Wand was drawn to another bearer: Sagellyn Gaffney. Sageâs affinity for light magery, a rare skill among Gardnerians, makes her the perfect protector for the one tool that can combat the shadows spreading across Erthia. But in order to keep the Wand safe from the dark forces hunting for it, Sage must abandon everything she once knew and forge a new path for herself...a dangerous course that could lead to either triumph or utter ruin.
Â©2018 Laurie Forest (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Wrong Man and Eyes on You comes a harrowing new psychological thriller about a successful self-help author who suddenly finds her life spiraling dangerously out of control. What would you do if you realized that your new husband, a man you adore, is keeping secrets from you - secrets with terrifying consequences? Bryn Harper, an accomplished self-help author, already has plenty to deal with. She's still recovering from a devastating car accident that has left her haunted by recurring, smoke-filled nightmares. Worse still, she can't shake the ominous feeling her dreams contain a warning. In the beginning Bryn's husband, Guy, couldn't have been more supportive. But after moving into a new house together, disturbing incidents occur, and Guy grows evasive, secretive. What the hell is going on? she wonders. Then, a woman hired to cater their dinner party is brutally murdered. As Bryn's world unravels - and yet another woman in town is slain - she must summon her old strength to find answers and protect her own life. Her nightmares may in fact hold the key to unlocking the truth and unmasking the murderer. With unexpected, riveting twists, The Secrets You Keep is an utterly compelling psychological thriller that once again showcases Kate White's extraordinary storytelling talent.
Â©2017 Kate White (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
They met in a war-torn city on the other side of the world and shared an anonymous night of passion. They didn't intend to meet again. Nor did they think they'd be reunited by sinister secrets.... Five years later, FBI Agent Savannah Kane is headed to a small town in Georgia for the funeral of her best friend's husband. Going home is fraught with complications, but Savannah never imagined one of those would be Ryker Stone, the stranger she'd shared an unforgettable night with. Haunted by an ambush that took the lives of two men in his unit, Ryker now copes by living a solitary civilian life. Attending the funeral of yet another soldier, this one lost to a senseless accident, he is shocked to run into the beautiful stranger he has never forgotten. When another man in Ryker's former unit dies under suspicious circumstances, he suspects that someone is targeting his team. He's determined to get to the truth; Savannah is just as determined to get answers for her friend. Neither wants to work with the other, and as they struggle with trust and attraction, the truth grows murkier...and more dangerous.Â Will finding answers reveal secrets neither one of them is ready to know? Don't miss this twisting, suspenseful, romantic pause-resister by number one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy! Also Available in the Off The Grid: FBI Series: Perilous Trust Reckless Whisper Desperate Play Elusive Promise Dangerous Choice Ruthless Cross Critical Doubt
Â©2020 Barbara Freethy (P)2020 Barbara Freethy
Identity is a choice. Who will you choose to be? Lily is in trouble. Deep, deep trouble. Alone and without her magic, she doesnât know where she is or how she got there. All she wants is to go home and be left in peace. But what part of her will she have to sacrifice to get there? Sebastian is doomed. Spent, wrecked, devastated. Everything he ever had going for him is lying in ash and ruin, and he canât shake off the doubts in his head that are driving him mad. Is what theyâre saying true? How is he supposed to tell truth from lie? Separated by dangerous forces, Lily and Sebastian must dig deep for the courage they need to survive. But with all their pretense and excuses stripped away, can they come to terms with who they are - and who they were meant to be - before itâs too late? Wizard, witch, and demon, their enemies are wily and strong...and have been planning this victory for a long, long time. With over 1,000 five-star ratings and over 100,000 copies downloaded, this urban fantasy series full of adventure and snarky humor is guaranteed to cause loud snorts of laughter, tea cravings, and sleep loss. Don't start it at night or you'll never go to bed! Great for fans of urban fantasy from Harry Potter to Harry Dresden. Grab Book 6 now and discover who you will be. Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus Universe Books: LILY SINGER ADVENTURE SERIES Beginnings (#1) Revelations (#2) A Study in Mischief (#2.5) - novella, can be listened to as a stand-alone Allies (#3) Legends (#4) Cat Magic (#4.5) - novella, can be listened to as a stand-alone Betrayal (#5) Identity (#6) (Kindred #7 coming late 2021) DARK ROADS TRILOGY Accidental Witch (#1) More coming soon!
Â©2020 Lydia Sherrer (P)2020 Chenoweth Press LLC
Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist - but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her. With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah. Despite her new sunny locale, her plans go awry when she finds that she can't quite outrun the past or bring herself to face an unknowable future. Every day of tropical bliss may be an invitation to disaster, but with her twin brother on her trail and a new relationship on the horizon, Libby is determined to forget about fate. Will she risk it all to live - and love - a little longer? From critically acclaimed author Camille PagÃ¡n comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman choosing between a "perfect" life and actually living.
Â©2015 Camille PagÃ¡n (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From the bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners comes a novel about love, loss, and the beautiful mess of family. Marnie MacGraw and Patrick Delaney have been in love for a few years now, enough to realize that they are imperfectly perfect together. Still, there are some things that maybe need a little attention. Marnieâs ebullient; heâs brooding. She thrives on change; he prefers stability. She sees marriage and parenthood in their future, but he canât see beyond the shadow of an earlier tragedy. Then an eight-year-old surprise from Patrickâs past shows up on their doorstep, cartwheeling into their lives and spinning things in all directions. While itâs not exactly the change she envisioned, it looks like instant family to Marnie. But Patrick, afraid of being hurt again, retreats further into himself. Suddenly, two very different pieces of a beautiful puzzle find it harder and harder to fit. How can Marnie trust in the magic of the universe when it seems to be doing its best to knock her off her feet? But some love stories are worth waiting for. And whatâs love without a little chaos anyway?
Â©2020 Maddie Dawson. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government ârehabilitation camp.â She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of Americaâs children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control. Now 16, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her - East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby canât risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.
Â©2012 Alexandra Bracken (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
For fans of S. J. Watson and A. S. A. Harrison comes a chilling look at marriage and madness from a talented new voice in psychological suspense. Her husband is missing. Visiting her family's South Carolina estate, socialite Gray Godfrey wakes from a night out to an empty bed. Her husband, Paul, is gone, and a thrashing hangover has wiped her memory clean. At first, she's relieved for the break from her tumultuous marriage; perhaps Paul just needed some space. But when his car is found abandoned on the highway, Gray must face the truth: Paul is gone. And Gray may not want him found.Â Her life is unraveling. When a stranger named Annie calls claiming to know Paul's whereabouts, Gray reluctantly accepts her help. But this ally is not what she seems: soon Annie is sending frightening messages and revealing disturbing secrets only Gray could know. As Annie's threats escalate and Gray's grip on reality begins to slip, the life she thought she had and the dark truth she's been living begin to merge, leaving an unsettling question: What does Annie want? And what will she do to get it? A chilling look at marriage, madness, and the lives we think we lead, When You Find Me is a daring debut from a talented new voice in psychological suspense.
Â©2018 P. J. Vernon (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing
Secrets and lies...strangers and spies... After the death of an asset, Special Agent Jax Kenin goes undercover bartending at an exclusive Hollywood club in hot pursuit of a spy ring. His mission gets complicated when a beautiful brunette begins asking questions about an old murder. She's making people nervous, and he needs to get her out of the way before she blows up his operation. Maya Ashton is on a mission of her own, determined to make a movie about the mysterious death of her famous grandmother, Natasha Petrova, a Russian-born movie star who died before her 36 birthday. Unfortunately, Maya keeps running into roadblocks, including one particularly sexy and attractive bartender.Â When danger follows Maya home, Jax has no choice but to protect her. Their missions become entangled, their pursuit of two separate truths suddenly becomes one. And what they discover will shake up their personal lives in ways they never expected. To survive, they must find the truth, before it kills them.Â Don't miss the next audiobook in this thrilling, romantic, and suspenseful series fromÂ number one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy! Also available in the Off the Grid: FBI Series: Perilous Trust Reckless Whisper Desperate Play Elusive Promise Dangerous Choice Ruthless Cross Critical Doubt Fearless Pursuit Daring Deception
Â©2020 Barbara Freethy (P)2020 Barbara Freethy
What's worse than fighting with allies? Fighting without them.Â Lily Singer - wizard and library archivist - has a problem. After finally learning the truth about her family's past, she finds she doesn't like it one bit. Now she must reconcile old grudges, make questionable allies, and bend the law to fix a problem that's not even her fault. Add to that having inconvenient feelings for her troublemaking witch friend while trying to date an overeager FBI agent, and Lily isn't sure she's strong enough to face the future, much less overcome it.Â With old friends and new allies making life complicated, Lily, Sebastian, and Sir Kipling must race to stop her father's evil plans before it's too late. Can they work together to save the day? Or will they let their differences divide them?
Â©2017 Lydia Sherrer (P)2019 Tantor
It's 1947. War's over, cherry-print dresses, parking above the city lights, swing dancing. Beautiful, 17-year-old Violet lives in a perfect world. Everybody loves her. In 2012, she's still beautiful, charming, and surrounded by admirers. Veronica "Ronni" Johnson, licensed practical nurse and aspiring writer, meets the captivating Violet in the assisted living facility where Violet requires no assistance, just lots of male attention. When she dies, she leaves Ronni a very generous bequest - only if Ronni completes a book about her life within one year. As she's drawn into the world of young Violet, Ronni is mesmerized by life in a simpler time. It's an irresistible journey filled with revelations, some of them about men Ronni knew as octogenarians at Fairfield Springs. Struggling, insecure, flailing at the keyboard, Ronni juggles her patients, a new boyfriend, and a Samsonite factory of emotional baggage as she tries to craft a manuscript before her deadline. But then the secrets start to emerge, some of them in person. And they don't stop.Â Everything changes.
Â©2018 Beth Dial Duke (P)2019 Tantor
Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of 34, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain, she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth traveling in Cairo, Lahore, and the West Bank. Unwittingly, she had followed lifeâs script, and now she needed to cast it out.
Inspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley, who explored Gabonâs jungle in the 1890s, and Karen Blixen, who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I, Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventure.To the Moon and Timbuktu takes listeners on a fast-paced trek through Western Sahara, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief. On her travels, Sovich encounters rough-and-tumble Chinese sailors, a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti, indifferent French pensioners RVing along the coast, and a close-knit circle of Nigerien women who adopt her into their fold, showing her the promise of Africaâs future.
This lyrical memoir will transport you to the breathtaking landscapes of West Africa, whose stark beauty will instill wonder in even the most experienced traveler. Sovichâs journey reveals that sometimes we must pursue that distant glimmer on the horizon in order to find the things we value most.
Â©2013 Nina Sovich (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Saving the world is such a bother when it makes you late for your nap. Blessed (or cursed, depending on who you ask) with human intelligence, Sir Edgar Allan Kipling, magical talking cat extraordinaire, spends most of his time keeping his human out of trouble. Of course, having a wizard for a human means that trouble is never far away. When Sir Kipling's human goes away for the weekend and leaves him to guard her magical library, things start out quiet. But he soon discovers witches smelling suspiciously of demon magic snooping about, and quiet goes out the window as chaos looms on the horizon. Will Sir Kipling be able to outwit the intruders before their mischief causes permanent damage? If you are a cat person, you will adore this book. If you are a dog person, you will also adore this book, and upon completion will be inexplicably compelled to go out and adopt a cat. You have been warned. With over 1,000 five-star ratings and over 100,000 copies downloaded, this urban fantasy series full of adventure and snarky humor is guaranteed to cause loud snorts of laughter, tea cravings, and sleep loss. Don't start it at night, or you'll never go to bed! Great for fans of urban fantasy from Harry Potter to Harry Dresden, and fans of beloved cat characters like Cheshire Cat, Crookshanks, Salem, and Mogget. Grab a copy now, and laugh your head off (best enjoyed with a cat in your lap).
Â©2018 Lydia Sherrer (P)2020 Chenoweth Press LLC
One love story. Two marriages. Three versions of the truth. Too Good to Be True is an obsessive, addictive love story for fans of Lisa Jewell and The Wife Upstairs, from Carola Lovering, the beloved author of Tell Me Lies. Skye Starling is overjoyed when her boyfriend, Burke Michaels, proposes after a whirlwind courtship. Though Skye seems to have the world at her fingertips - sheâs smart, beautiful, and from a well-off family - sheâs also battled crippling OCD ever since her motherâs death when she was 11, and her romantic relationships have suffered as a result. But now Burke - handsome, older, and more emotionally mature than any man sheâs met before - says he wants her. Forever. Except, Burke isnât who he claims to be. And interspersed letters to his therapist reveal the truth: heâs happily married, and using Skye for his own, deceptive ends. In a third perspective, set thirty years earlier, a scrappy 17-year-old named Heather is determined to end things with Burke, a local bad boy, and make a better life for herself in New York City. But can her adolescent love stay firmly in her past - or will he find his way into her future? On a collision course she doesnât see coming, Skye throws herself into wedding planning, as Burkeâs scheme grows ever more twisted. But of course, even the best laid plans can go astray. And just when you think you know where this story is going, youâll discover that thereâs more than one way to spin the truth. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press âLovering, a master of manipulation to rival her own characters, does a skillful job of gradually unspooling her intricate tapestry of psychological intrigue while deftly juggling her multiple narratives.â (Kirkus)
Â©2021 Carola Lovering (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot. When an eleven-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesnât waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces - heâs related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered. Both he and Agent McLane hole up in the victimâs family home. Every second counts in a kidnapping case, and the stakes keep rising the longer the girl is missing. As Ava and Mason struggle to hold the family together in their darkest hour, the two investigators find themselves drawn to each other.Â 2015 Overall Daphne du Maurier Award Winner
Â©2014 Kendra Elliot (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
When free-spirited werecat Yoshi sets out to find his missing sister, heâs shocked to discover that sheâs the key suspect in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, sarcastic werepossum Clyde and his human pal Aimee have set out to do a little detective work of their own, sworn to avenge the brutal killing of a friend. When all three are snared in an underground kidnapping ring, they end up on a remote tropical island ruled by a species thatâs unusual even by shape-shifter standards. The island harbors a grim secret, and were-predator and were-prey must join forces in a fight to escape alive.
Â©2013 Cynthia Leitich Smith, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Ruby canât look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the governmentâs attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there's no guarantee you're fully in control, and everything comes with a price. When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government "rehabilitation camps" all over the country. Freeing them - revealing the governments unspeakable abuses in the process - is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country. But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire.
Â©2014 Alexandra Bracken (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
âCharlie is a vibrant writer with an excellent voice and great world building. I thoroughly enjoyed the Paper Magician.â âBrandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn and The Way of Kings Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once sheâs bonded to paper, that will be her only magic...forever. Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined - animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic. An Excisioner - a practitioner of dark, flesh magic - invades the cottage and rips Thaneâs heart from his chest. To save her teacherâs life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thaneâs still-beating heart - and reveal the very soul of the man. From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight fans of all ages. Short-Listed for the 2015 ALA Fantasy Reading ListÂ
Â©2014 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
When tragedy strikes an engagement party, Special Agent Parisa Maxwell becomes the sole survivor and the only witness to a kidnapping and the theft of a legendary diamond. With her friend now missing, Parisa makes a promise to save the other woman, no matter the cost. Jared MacIntyre's entire life is a carefully cultivated set of lies. He wasn't looking for the beautiful brunette when he ventured into the private rooms at the consulate, but he couldn't ignore the woman fighting for her life. Now their lives are inexplicably intertwined. The kidnapping and theft may be part of a bigger, deadlier plot - one that he's on a mission to stop before someone else he loves ends up dead.Â Two strangers, each with their own secrets. Two strangers who never expected to find love amidst the danger. Two strangers who will have to take the ultimate risk: Trust each other - or lose everything.Â Don't miss this thrilling, chilling, new romantic suspense by number one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy.Â Also available in the Off the Grid: FBI Series Perilous Trust Reckless Whisper Desperate Play Elusive Promise Dangerous Choice
Â©2018 Barbara Freethy (P)2020 Barbara Freethy
Two mothers face the consequences of their choices in a gripping novel about friendship, family, and forgiveness by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck. Grace first met Mimi when she blew into their sonsâ toddler playgroup like a warm bay breeze that loosened Graceâs tight spaces. Despite differing approaches to life and parenting, the fast friends raised their kids together while cementing a sisterlike bond that neither believed could be broken. But when a string of ill-fated decisions results in a teen party with a tragic outcome for Graceâs son, the friendship is ripped apart and an already-splintered community explodes.Â Accusations are leveled, litigation ensues, and the people of Potomac Point take sides, all of which threatens Mimiâs business and her current custody agreement. Her sole salvation is a young cop who just might be her second chance at love. That fact only antagonizes Grace, whose marriage is crumbling beneath the weight of blame and the echo of past mistakes. With their lives unraveling, the former friends stand to lose everything they love unless they learn to forgive - both themselves and each other.
Â©2020 Write Ideas, LLC. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Honesty is the best policyâ¦except maybe when it comes to marriage in this brilliant, funny novel about the high price of perfection from bestselling author Camille PagÃ¡n.
Wife. Mother. Breadwinner. Penelope Ruiz-Kar is doing it all - and barely keeping it together. Meanwhile, her best friend, Jenny Sweet, appears to be sailing through life. As close as the two women are, Jennyâs passionate marriage, pristine house, and ultra-polite child stand in stark contrast to Penelopeâs underemployed husband, Sanjay, their unruly brood, and the daily grind she calls a career.
Then a shocking tragedy reveals that Jennyâs life is far from perfect. Reeling, Penelope vows to stop keeping the peace and finally deal with the issues in her relationship. So she comes up with a radical proposal for Sanjay: both will write a list of changes they want each other to make - then commit to complete and total honesty.
What seems like a smart idea quickly spirals out of control, revealing new rifts and even deeper secrets. As Penelope stares down the possible implosion of her marriage, she must ask herself: When it comes to love, is honesty really the best policy?
Â©2019 Camille PagÃ¡n. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From bestselling author Camille PagÃ¡n comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakthrough. At fifty-three, Maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children. Perpetually anxious, sheâs also accumulated a list of semi-reasonable fears: falling air conditioners, the IRS, identity theft, skydiving, and airbag recalls. But never once did Maggie worry that her husband of nearly thirty years would leave her. On the day Adam walks out the door, everything that makes Maggie secure goes with him. Only then does she realize that while sheâs been busy caring for everyone else, sheâs become invisible to the worldâand to herself. Maggie cautiously begins to rebuild her life with a trip to Rome, a new career, and even a rebound romance. But when a fresh crisis strikes and an uncertain future looms, she must decide: How much will she risk to remain the woman sheâs just become?
Â©2018 by Camille PagÃ¡n (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Everyone has a secret. Some are worth killing for...some are worth dying for.... The son of an art thief, FBI agent Flynn MacKenzie is no stranger to deception, but when the brutal murder of a federal judge unravels an intricate and shocking web of lies, he finds himself tangled up in personal life-changing secrets and in the arms of a woman he isn't sure he can trust. Callie Harper not only wants justice for her stepfather, she also wants to protect her family. Staying close to Flynn seems like the smart option, until she starts to fall for the man who could hurt everyone she loves.Â The lines between good and bad, guilty and innocent, are blurred. Callie and Flynn quickly realize their search for the truth could take them somewhere they don't want to go...if they can stay alive long enough to get there. Don't miss this thrilling romantic suspense from number one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy! Also Available in the FBI Series: Perilous Trust Reckless Whisper Desperate Play Elusive Promise Dangerous Choice Ruthless Cross
Â©2019 Barbara Freethy (P)2020 Barbara Freethy
An ordinary Danish Christmas turns extraordinary when a family overlooks an important folkloric tradition. Christmas has come, and with it a sparkling white winterfrost over the countryside. But 12-year-old Bettina's parents have been called away unexpectedly, leaving her in charge of the house, the farm, and baby Pia. In all the confusion, Bettina's family neglects to set out the traditional bowl of Christmas rice pudding for the tiny nisse who are rumored to look after the family and their livestock. No one besides her grandfather ever believed the nisse were real, so what harm could there be in forgetting this silly custom? But when baby Pia disappears during a nap, the magic of the nisse makes itself known. To find her sister and set things right, Bettina must venture into the miniature world of these usually helpful, but sometimes mischievous folk. A delightful winter adventure for lovers of the legendary and miraculous.
Â©2014 Michelle Houts, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Now well into her apprenticeship with magician Emery Thane, 20-year-old Ceony Twill is continuing to discover the joy of paper magic. She adores bringing her spells to life in surprising ways, from learning the power of distortion to creating a beloved paper dog. And she secretly hopes that the romance she foresaw blossoming between her and the peculiar yet strikingly handsome Emery finally becomes real. But when one magician with a penchant for deadly scheming believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover itâ¦ even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony, and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, she knows she must find the true limits of her powersâ¦ and keep her knowledge from falling into wicked hands. The delightful sequel to Charlie N. Holmbergâs The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician will charm listeners young and old alike.
Â©2014 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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 Dennyâs 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 friendâs 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 sisterâs 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.
Â©2016 Kendra Elliot (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Catherine Bybee comes the third novel in the delicious Not Quite series. Can a sexy pilot's dazzling smile melt the Ice Queen? Monica Mann has made it her life's work to save lives. After an earthquake and tsunami hit the shores of Jamaica, she volunteers her trauma skills with Borderless Nurses. Calculating and methodical, she creates order out of whatever chaos she findsâ¦. Until she finds the perpetually barefoot, impossibly masculine Trent Fairchild. No one can pin him down. No, really. He's a pilot and manages a small fleet of choppers on his adopted island home. Hopelessly drawn to one another, they manage to slip away from the wreckage of the storms to get a little closer. And they get a lot closer than expected when aftershocks from the earthquake trap them in their own life-or-death scenario. Paradise has brought them together. Now will it tear them apart?
Â©2013 Catherine Bybee (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 The auditorium doors won't open. 10:05 Someone starts shooting. Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
Â©2016 Marieke Nijkamp (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. First published in print by Sourcebooks Fire.
It was one dark night that brought Damon Wolfe and Sophie Parker together. They were two tortured souls, looking for escape, and they weren't supposed to see each other ever again... Four years later, Sophie's FBI father, who is also Damon's mentor, is killed in a suspicious car crash after leaving Sophie a cryptic message to trust no one from the agency. When Damon shows up looking for her, she isn't sure if he's friend or enemy, but she knows he could easily rip apart what is left of her heart. The last thing Damon wants is to get involved with Sophie again. It was hard enough to walk away the first time. But she's in trouble, her father's reputation is under attack, and the lives of his fellow agents are at stake if there's a traitor in their midst.Â When someone starts shooting at them, they have no choice but to go on the run and off the grid. Everyone in their world becomes a suspect. They want to uncover the truth, but will it turn out to be the last thing they expect? Proving her father's innocence might just cost them their hearts...and their lives... In Perilous Trust, number one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy brings you the first book in a new romantic suspense series! These breath-stealing books are filled with action-packed plot, heart-stopping romance, and pause-resisting suspense. Also available: Perilous Trust Reckless Whisper Desperate Play Elusive Promise Dangerous Choice Ruthless Cross
Â©2017 Barbara Freethy (P)2020 Barbara Freethy
He didn't just break her heart, he broke her soul.... When a bomb exploded at her college, Caitlyn Carlson's life changed in an instant. Ten years later, she's no longer a vulnerable, trusting girl, but a tough, ruthless, FBI agent. But her hard exterior covers a deep, aching hole in her heart.Â Quinn Kelly has changed his life, too, trying to make up for the horrific mistakes of his youth. But some mistakes can't be outrun or forgiven. Some feelings don't stay buried, no matter how hard you try.Â An explosion at a local university takes them back to the past, to the one place they never wanted to go again...and to each other. They barely survived loving each other the first time around. The secrets and lies almost killed them. Will this be their second chance, or will this be the end of everything?Â Â Don't miss this thrilling romantic suspense by number-one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy!
Â©2021 Barbara Freethy (P)2021 Barbara Freethy
In Reckless Whisper the suspense continues with the second novel in the Off the Grid: FBI Series by number one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy. FBI Special Agent Bree Adams has a personal secret, something she has managed to keep hidden for the past 10 years-at least she always thought so...But a chance encounter on a train, and whispered words of chilling consequence change everything. Is the truth about to come out or is someone playing with her mind and her life? Nathan Bishop knew Bree when she was a street kid like him. Their dark past once put him in her debt, and he had to pay up. The last thing he wants to do is help her again. He has a new life now-a life he could lose with one wrong move. But the beautiful Bree is desperate-how can he walk away? To get to the truth, protect innocent lives and their own, they'll have to fight their way through the past, as danger stalks their every move, and heartbreaking choices must be made. Don't miss this emotionally deep and haunting story! A thrilling psychological romantic suspense novel! Check out the other books in the series! Perilous Trust Reckless Whisper Desperate Play Elusive Promise Dangerous Choice
Â©2018 Barbara Freethy (P)2020 Barbara Freethy
Three women, three lives, and one chance to become a family...whether they want to or not. Newly orphaned, recently divorced, and semiadrift, Nina Popkin is on a search for her birth mother. She's spent her life looking into strangers' faces, fantasizing they're related to her, and now, at thirty-five, she's ready for answers. Meanwhile, the last thing Lindy McIntyre wants is someone like Nina bursting into her life, announcing that they're sisters and campaigning to track down their mother. She's too busy with her successful salon, three children, beautiful home, and...oh yes, some pesky little anxiety attacks. But Nina is determined to reassemble her birth family. Her search turns up Phoebe Mullen, a guarded, hard-talking woman convinced she has nothing to offer. Gradually sharing stories and secrets, the three women make for a messy, unpredictable family that looks nothing like Nina pictured...but may be exactly what she needs. Nina's moving, ridiculous, tragic, and transcendent journey becomes a love story proving that real family has nothing to do with DNA.
Â©2016 Maddie Dawson. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Witt's End is in trouble. The small town of artists is at risk of disappearing from the map if Serenity Makepeace can't expand her small grocery store into a mail order enterprise to sell her neighbors' handcrafted goods. High-priced start-up advisor Caleb Ventress was intrigued by Serenity's impassioned letter. A small town grocer wasn't high profile enough for him, but her request earned her a meeting. And Calebs' attraction to her earned her a few more. But when someone tries to blackmail Serenity, her future, and possibly even her life, is at risk.
Â©1993 Jayne Krentz (P)2017 Tantor
Throughout her studies, Ceony Twill has harbored a secret, one she's kept from even her mentor, Emery Thane. She's discovered how to practice forms of magic other than her own - an ability long thought impossible. While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her upcoming final magician's exam, life quickly becomes complicated. To avoid favoritism, Emery sends her to another paper magician for testing, a Folder who despises Emery and cares even less for his apprentice. To make matters worse, a murderous criminal from Ceony's past escapes imprisonment. Now she must track the power-hungry convict across England before he can take his revenge. With her life and loved ones hanging in the balance, Ceony must face a criminal who wields the one magic that she does not, and it may prove more powerful than all her skills combined. The whimsical and captivating follow-up to The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, The Master Magician will enchant readers of all ages.
Â©2015 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Twenty-one-year-old Skye Willis lives in Eufaula, Alabama, a tourist mecca of stately homes and world-class bass fishing. Her childhood friends are either stuck at dead ends or have moved on to accomplish Big Things.Â Skye's grandmother, Verna, insists on being called "Sparrow" because she suspects her ancestors were Muscogee Creek. She dresses in faux deerskin, offering a myth or legend to anyone who will listen.Â Skye has no idea what to do with her life. She's smart as hell, but she has no faith or knowledge there's something out there she was "born to do." Nor does she know much of anything about her father, who died in Afghanistan when she was a toddler. He and his family are a mystery her mother won't discuss.Â But when Sparrow sets out to confirm her Creek ancestry through genetic testing, Skye joins in. The results hit like a DNA bomb, launching them both on a path filled with surprises and life-changing events. Skye learns a harder truth than she ever expected.Â Alternating chapters between Skye's Alabama life and an intertwining tale of greed, deceit, and control in Texas, this story offers proof that all life is a woven tapestry of past, present, and future.
Â©2020 Beth Dial Duke (P)2020 Tantor
From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes the sixth novel in the warm and witty Not Quite series. No one drives in New York City. Everyone knows that, including California transplant Rachel Price. But that doesn't stop her from driving into the city. From Connecticut. Every single morning. Rain or shine...or snow. When she runs the charismatic and good-looking Jason Fairchild off the road, their immediate spark is met with bad timing. There is also one tiny little detail: Jason is her boss. And a woman as intelligent and dedicated to her career as Rachel knows not to date her boss. As CEO of a private jet company, Jason Fairchild is more used to flying than driving. But if he hadn't chosen to drive home one night, he wouldn't have met the slowest - and most irresistible - driver in the entire metro area. Jason has never had time for love. Or dating. Or really anything that doesn't involve work. But when he finds out that Rachel is the newest superstar in his marketing department, he can't help wondering if fate has other plans...
Â©2018 by Catherine Bybee. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A decade of working for the high-powered Gilchrist family empire has made sassy Katy Wade determined to open her own business. But there's one last problem she must solve before she can leave. The Gilchrists need an heir apparent to save their mysteriously floundering fortunes, and there's only one man for the job: Luke Gilchrist.Â All his life the Gilchrists have made Luke pay for his father's scandal, and now he's a renegade who's sworn he'll never go home - except to get even. Katy must persuade Luke to use his business expertise to rescue his family, but one look in his sexy green eyes, and she knows why they affectionately call him "the Bastard." Meanwhile, Luke's decided he wants her even more than he wants revenge. He agrees to play savior, but only with Katy at his side. It's a strategy sure to make this red-haired angel madder than hell, but she's the only one who can turn this devilish rogue into a family man. Now he must trust Katy with his secrets - and she must believe in his love.
Â©1992 Jayne Krentz (P)2018 Tantor
In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the worldâs elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankindâs insatiable appetite for natural resources. A strong narrative with several distinct voices propels the listener through this brave new world, painting a powerful and compelling vision of a society that promises everyone salvation with passage to an addictive, escapist alternative reality.
Â©2013 Matthew Mather (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The discovery of long-buried secrets brings three generations of women together to Cape Cod for the summer homecoming of a lifetime. Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: On the cusp of 30, she has a handsome fiancÃ©, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and her father's hard-won admiration. But with one careless mistake at work, Marin suddenly finds herself unemployed and alone. Before she can summon the courage to tell her parents, a young woman appears, claiming to be Marin's half sister. Seeking answers, Marin agrees to join her on a soul-searching journey to Cape Cod, to meet the family she didn't even know she had. As the summer unfolds at her grandmother's beachside B and B, it becomes clear that her half sister's existence is just the first in a series of truths that will shake Marin's beliefs - in love and in her own identity - to the core. Filled with shocking revelations, heartfelt romance, and resilient women banding together against the most unexpected twists of fate, The Forever Summer is an emotionally resonant story and a delicious escape for any season.
Â©2017 Jamie Brenner (P)2017 Hachette Audio
Her life is missing the loveâ¦ When Katelyn âKatieâ Morrison attends her brotherâs wedding, the glamorous hotel heiress wonders if sheâll ever find âthe oneâ... especially when she sees her sexy-as-sin ex, Dean Prescott. After the nuptials, sheâs shocked to discover an infant girl on her doorstep. Deciding to keep the baby until she can locate the mother, Katie doesnât have the time - or energy - for Deanâs suspicions. But she still canât shake the longing she feels for him. While attending his best friendâs wedding, Dean canât stop staring at Katieâs sinful curves. He swore heâd never repeat the mistake of falling for her. Learning that Katie has a newborn, Dean knows thereâs more going on than Katie admits... just as he knows their attraction hasnât faded. But when he and Katie uncover the identity of the babyâs mother, they may lose their second chance at love.
Â©2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
From New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes the first novel in the delicious Not Quite series. Waitress and single mom Jessica âJessieâ Mann is practical to a fault. Even if she had time to date, which she doesnât, sheâd be determined to provide her son with a more secure upbringing than the one she had - and that would mean a husband with big bucks. When Jack Morrison - a sexy-as-sin, seemingly broke customer with a cowboy hat and a seductive grin - tries to flirt with her, she shoots him down. She doubts a carefree dreamer like Jack can provide the financial stability she needs. Yet with Christmas just weeks away, and Jessie not wanting to spend it alone, the charming Texan is proving hard to resist. As the heir to the Morrison luxury hotel empire, Jack is used to being fawned over. But Jack needs someone who will fall in love with him - not his wealth. Heâs set his sights on Jessie, though her hardened heart just might get in the way.... To be sure, he conceals his true identity and offers to help Jessie find the rich husband she seeks. But Jackâs daring charade may rob him of the holiday wish he wants most of all....
Â©2012 by Catherine Bybee. (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist. âA laugh-out-loud funny, pitch-perfect novel that will have readers rooting for this unlikely, relatable, and totally lovable heroine, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler is the ultimate escape - and will leave moms everywhere questioning whether it isnât time for a #momspringa of their own.â - New York Journal of Books Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City. Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and - with a little encouragement from her friends - a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amyâs heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind. But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream sheâs ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.
Â©2019 by Kelly Harms. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Susan and Carlos were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor and a bit of a trainwreck - juggling a divorce, a pack-a-day habit, and hiding empty boxes of wine under her bed. He was her boss, an Ironman triathlete, with life figured out. She was a whiner, he was a hard-ass. He had his shit together, she most assuredly did not. Trash-talking workouts, breakdowns, a devastating diagnosis - this heartwarming story of training buddies reveals a deep and abiding friendship that traversed life, sport, and everything in between. Their journey reveals the inspiring power of sports and friendship to change lives forever. Amusing and poignant, Life's Too Short to Go So F--king Slow is about running and triathlon, growth and heartbreak, and an epic friendship that went the distance.
Â©2017 Susan Lacke (P)2018 Tantor
Twenty-four hours before we were to be married, I offered to shoot her. 10 hours before our wedding, I made a mockery of her dying wish. Five hours before we were going to say our vows, I promised I'd never love her. One hour before I said I do, I vowed I'd never shed a tear over her death. But the minute we were pronounced man and wife, I knew. I knew I'd only use my gun to protect her. I'd give my life for hers. I'd cry. And I would, most definitely, lose myself to a dying girl - a girl who by all accounts never should have been mine in the first place. I always believed the Mafia would be my end game - poisoning my heart while it claimed my soul. I never could have imagined it would be my redemption, or the beginning of something beautiful. The beginning of her. The end of us.
Â©2016 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Snowbound. Sounds so romantic, with visions of cuddling before a roaring fire, hot chocolate spiked with brandy, and a secret elopement. Wait. What? My fiancÃ©'s father won't stop trying to turn our pending wedding into a three-ring media circus so he can get free publicity for his family's Fortune 500 company. My mother has decided she's done with All Things Wedding and asks her teacup Chihuahua for mother-of-the-bride advice. They've all gone certifiably mad. Then the stress from the wedding puts my mother in the hospital, I scream at my future father-in-law in front of a camera crew and the video goes viral, and the romantic wedding that started with Andrew's grand Pride and Prejudice proposal looks less like Jane Austen and more like Dostoyevsky. So what do you do when you're a fixer and you can't fix something? You give up on it. Not on Andrew, silly. The wedding. Shopping for a CEO's Wife is the 12th book in Julia Kent's New York Times best-selling Shopping series. As Shannon and Declan enjoy their newlywed bliss, Andrew's father wants to exploit Amanda and Andrew's nuptials, much to Amanda's chagrin. Can she learn to stand up to her future father-in-law and fight for what's right? But the real question is: will Spritzy the teacup Chihuahua end up being a flower girl?
Â©2017 Prosaic Press, Inc. (P)2017 Prosaic Press, inc.
A teen is snatched outside her kung fu class and must figure out how to escape - and rescue another kidnapped victim - in this chilling YA mystery by New York Times best-selling author April Henry. When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom's boyfriend, everyone assumes she's run away. The truth is much worse. She's been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah's not alone: 10 months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out - even if it means they die trying.
Â©2020 April Henry (P)2020 Tantor
FBI Special Agent Diego Rivera is searching for his family when a clue leads him to a quaint Colombian village, which suddenly erupts into violence. Diego is caught in a shooting and discovers an explosive family secret.Â Â Tara Powell comes to Colombia to look for her missing friend. When the village priest who's supposed to have information for her is gunned down, she finds herself entangled with Diego, who is on a personal mission of his own. Danger follows Tara and Diego from Colombia to the US, and it's not clear which one of them is the target.Â As they search for the people they love, shocking details emerge. Will their fierce loyalty blind them to the truth...or will their trust in each other save them? Don't miss this new thrilling, chilling, romantic suspense by number one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy.Â Also Available in the Off the Grid: FBI Series Perilous Trust Reckless Whisper Desperate Play Elusive Promise Dangerous Choice Ruthless Cross
Â©2019 Barbara Freethy (P)2020 Barbara Freethy
Join USA Today best-selling author Sheila Roberts this Christmas as she returns for the final installment in her treasured Icicle Falls series. When Muriel Sterling released her new book, A Guide to Happy Holidays, she felt like the queen of Christmas. She's thrilled when the new tree she ordered online arrives and is eager to show it off - until she gets it out of the box and realizes it's a mangy dud. But rather than give up on the ugly tree, Muriel decides to make a project out of it. As she pretties up her tree, she realizes there's a lesson to be learned: Everything and everyone has potential. Maybe even her old friend Arnie, who's loved her for years. Except she's not the only one seeing Arnie's potential.... Meanwhile, Muriel's ugly-tree project has also inspired her friends. Sienna Moreno is trying to bring out the best in the grouchy man next door, who hates noise, hates kids, and hates his new neighbors. And while Olivia Claussen would love to send her obnoxious new daughter-in-law packing, she's adjusting her attitude and trying to discover what her son sees in the girl. If these women can learn to see the beauty in the "ugly trees" in their lives, perhaps this might turn out to be the happiest holiday yet.
Â©2017 Sheila Rabe (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises,Limited.
Detective Max Rupert's and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.Â Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn't taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn't. Now he is back in court, with student Lila Nash at his side, and he's determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past.Â Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end.Â
Â©2016 Allen Eskens (P)2016 Tantor
Everyone thought Jessie Benedict's impending marriage to Sam Hatchard was a great arrangement - everyone, that is, but Jessie herself. Was she the only one who could see that Hatchard, her powerful father's protege, had a scheming ulterior motive in marrying her? He was more than just a chip off the old workaholic's block - he was positively lusting after Jessie's inheritance to build his own business empire!Â Free-spirited Jessie has plans for her own career as a detective - starting with the rescue of a teenage girl from a dangerous cult. But when a break-in and an intimidating act of vandalism strike close to home, her investigation pairs her with the compellingly masculine entrepreneur. Hatch does make her heart beat deliciously fast, but she's not taking orders from any man. Imagine her surprise when he turns out to be not only a friend and ally but a strong, tender lover who, in the end, knows how to seal a deal - with her resounding "I do!"
Â©1991 Jayne Krentz (P)2018 Tantor
One womanâs reappearance throws her family into turmoil, exposing dark secrets and the hidden, often devastating truth of family relationships. Kate Bennett vanished from a parking lot eleven years ago, leaving behind her husband and young daughter. When she shows up at a Montana gas station, clutching an infant and screaming for help, investigators believe she may have been abducted by a cult. Kateâs return flips her familyâs world upside down - her husband is remarried, and her daughter barely remembers her. Kate herself doesnât look or act like she did before. While the family tries to help Kate reintegrate into society, they discover truths theyâve been hiding from each other about their own relationships. But they arenât the only ones with secrets. As the family unravels what happened to Kate, a series of shocking revelations shows that Kateâs return is more sinister than any of them could have imagined.
Â©2019 Heather Berry (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features 15 stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies, and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure - and to kill.Â Â A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clients - and with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized murder. A bruja who cures lovesickness might need the remedy herself when she falls in love with an altar boy. A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. In Reconstruction-era Texas, a water witch uses her magic to survive the soldiers who have invaded her desert oasis. And in the near future, a group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective power in order to destroy their captors.
Â©2018 Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe (P)2018 Tantor
The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to Me, J. T. Ellisonâs Tear Me Apart is the powerful story of a mother willing to do anything to protect her daughter even as their carefully constructed world unravels around them. One moment will change their lives forever....Â Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover sheâs suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter. Who knows the answers? The race to save Mindyâs life means unraveling years of lies. Was she accidentally switched at birth, or is there something more sinister at play? The search for the truth will tear a family apart...and someone is going to deadly extremes to protect the familyâs deepest secrets. With vivid movement through time, Tear Me Apart examines the impact layer after layer of lies and betrayal has on two families, the secrets they guard, and the desperate fight to hide the darkness within.
Â©2018 J. T. Ellison (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Rebecca Wells desperately wants to overcome her reputation. She's finally trying to put an end to her 24-year rivalry with the perfect Josh Hill, a rivalry that began when she was a kid and the Hills moved in across the street. Great looking, popular, a successful horse rancher, Josh is Dundee's golden boy - and the son her father always wanted. But even when her father insists they call a truce, it's hard for Rebecca to drop her resentment of Josh. She refuses to acknowledge that she feels more for him than she's ever let on. The man she loves to hate is also the man she'd hate to love!
Â©2003 Brenda Novak (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Throne of Glass meets Black Jewels in this twisted yet alluring dark fantasy tale.Â Â Quinn Darkova, freed from the chains of slavery, wants nothing more than vengeance against those who sold her. But with her dark powers on the rise and her ascension nearing, Quinn's blood retribution will have to wait in favor of her immediate survival.Â Â Lazarus Fierte is a nobleman without equal. He's as controlling as he is stubborn, and for the last six years, he's been waiting for a woman to appear - but not just any woman. A Maji of great power, capable of terrible things. She could be the key to everything he holds dear.Â Â His savior...or his destroyer. The only thing he didn't predict was that she would become both.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Kel Carpenter and Lucy Smoke (P)2019 Tantor
New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Wendy Corsi Staub, and Beverly Barton join forces to create a thrilling novel about love, revenge, and the dark secrets three women hold to a terrifying murder.... A Killer Who Gets Away With Murder Once... It's been twenty years since the night Jake Marcott was brutally murdered at St. Elizabeth High School. It's a night that shattered the lives of Lindsay Farrell, Kirsten Daniels, and Rachel Alsace. It's a night they'll never forget. A killer will make sure of that.... Finds It Easier To Kill Again... A 20-year reunion has been scheduled for St. Elizabeth's. For some alumni, very special invitations have been sent: their smiling senior pictures slashed by an angry red line.... And Again....And Again.... Three women have been marked for death. Tonight, as the music plays, and the doors of St. Elizabeth are sealed, a killer will finish what was started long ago, and the sins of the past will be paid for in blood....
Â©2007 Lisa Jackson, Wendy Corsi Staub, and Beverly Barton (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
After: Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn't act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive - for now.Â Â Â Before: Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in more than a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded.Â Â Â Â After: With only her father's dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she's stronger than she ever imagined.Â Â Â Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father....and she wants revenge.
Â©2018 Kathleen Marshall (P)2018 Tantor
A story of unexpected romance from #1 New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts. When renowned anthropologist Kasey Wyatt agreed to help best-selling writer Jordan Taylor research his next novel, she expected long hours of work and discussion - what she gets are nights full of passion and a love that takes her completely by surprise.
Â©1983 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
He saved Peyton Lockhartâs life when they were kids - but now sheâs all grown up and heâs a seasoned FBI agent who comes to her rescue again in the new contemporary romance from number-one New York Times best-selling author Julie Garwood.
Peyton and her sisters have inherited Bishopâs Cove, a small, luxurious oceanfront resort, but it comes with conditions: The girls must run the resort for one year and show a profit - only then will they own it.
A graduate of a prestigious French culinary school, Peyton has just lost her job as a food critic after rightfully accusing her boss of sexual harassment. Out of work and in a bad place personally, to Peyton a year doing something completely different sounds wonderful. Peyton dives into learning the resort business but is quickly derailed by an escalating chain of events that puts her life in danger. She refuses to be intimidated - until sheâs nearly killed. Then she calls on her childhood friend and protector, Finn MacBain, now with the FBI, and asks for his help. Finn is more than happy to do a favor for Peyton, but he doesnât plan on dealing with the beautiful, passionate woman she has become.
There are countless challenges and too many people who want to stop Peyton and her sisters from succeeding. Among them are their contentious cousins and a powerful group of land developers who have been eyeing the coveted beachfront property. And it also becomes apparent that her old boss holds a serious grudge and believes in payback.
While the attraction between Peyton and Finn flames bright enough to distract them both from their dangerous situation, a happily ever after ending seems all but impossible. But the well-trained lawman never loses focus: He saved her life once; now he must do it again.
Â©2013 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned. Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with...and how addictive his touch could be. The inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege was Jax's playground - but this time, I knew the rules of the game. In the cutthroat business world, one adage rules all: keep your enemies close and your ex-lovers closer...
Â©2014 Sylvia Day LLC; Cosmo and Cosmopolitan are registered trademarks of Hearst Communications, Inc. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Annie Lyncroft knew her scheme was outrageous. She'd come to the elegant penthouse to meet Oliver Rain, the richest and possibly the most dangerous man in the Pacific Northwest. Annie needed this sensual, secretive corporate maverick for what she was about to propose. Marriage! With her brother Danny missing after a mysterious plane crash, Annie is struggling to protect his hot electronics company from the sharks who think he's not coming back. But fanciful, ethical Annie - who usually runs a bizarre bric-a-brac shop knows Danny's alive, and she's determined to keep his company safe by putting his biggest investor at the helm. When Oliver actually says yes to the marriage of convenience, Annie dreamily envisions a few platonic weeks of helping him become a sensitive New Age guy. Oliver has a different plan; his cold, gorgeous eyes have been watching Annie, and he sees his chance to seduce the beautiful schemer. Love is the wild card destined to teach these two strong-willed opposites a lesson: icy control might run the business world, but all hell is about to break loose in the passionate territory of the heart.
Â©1993 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2018 Tantor
Traveling through cities and sites across Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Kristen J. Sollee - a second-generation witch herself - explores the witch as a figure of female power and persecution. By infusing an adventurous first-person narrative with extensive research and imaginative historical fiction, Witch Hunt captures the magic of travel to make an often-overlooked period of history come alive. Between the 15th-17th centuries, a confluence of political, economic, and religious factors inspired witch hysteria to ignite like wildfire across Europe, and, later, parts of America. At the heart of the witch hunts were often dangerous misconceptions about femininity and female sexuality, and women were disproportionately punished as a result. Today, this lineage of oppression remains an important reference point through which we can contemplate women's rights - and human rights - in the Western world and beyond. Witch Hunt isn't only an exploration of the horrors of history, but also uncovers how the archetype of the witch has been rehabilitated. For witches are not just haunting figures of the past; the witch is also a liberatory icon and identity of the present.
Â©2020 Kristen J. SollÃ©e (P)2020 Tantor
It's all fun and games...until someone's heart is broken. They're not kids anymore, but Milo Caro is certain that Colton Mathews will only see her as his best friend's little sister for the rest of their lives. After all, he made that clear the night before she left for college. But four years later, her brother is getting married and Colt's the best man - and guess who is the best man's last-minute date? Milo vows to use the wedding to either claim the smoldering firefighter's heart or douse this torch for good. When Max - her best friend from college, who may be carrying a torch of his own - crashes the party, they devise a plan to make Colt see what he's missing. But after Colt catches on, he decides to cook up his own revenge. Now it's personal. Colt and Milo are at war, and between Max's questionable acting methods, an unfortunate trip to jail, and a maniacal fiancÃ©e, what could possibly go right?
Â©2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. (P)2015 Rachel Van Dyken
Kate is a 35-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiancÃ©, Max, breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner, she goes straight to Facebook to share it with the world. But something's changed. Suddenly Kate's real life starts to mirror whatever she writes in her Facebook status. With all the power at her fingertips, Kate goes back in time to rewrite their history. Kate's two best friends, Jules and Liam, are the only ones who know the truth. In order to convince them she's really time traveled, Kate offers to use her Facebook status to help improve their lives. But her attempts to help them don't go exactly as planned, and every effort to get Max back seems to only backfire, causing Kate to wonder if it's really possible to change her fate.
Â©2015 Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes the stunning and emotional story of a young soldier's unthinkable act...and the bonds of a sister and brother's love. Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it be that her courageous big brother has been dishonorably discharged for refusing to go out on duty? Aubrey can't believe that his hero doesn't have very good reasons. Yet as the horrifying details of the incident emerge, Joseph disappears. In their attempts to find him, Ruth and Aubrey discover he has a past far darker than either of them could imagine. But even as they learn more about their brother, important questions remain unanswered - why did he betray his unit, his country, and now his family? Joseph's refusal to speak ignites a fire in young Aubrey that results in a disastrous, and public, act of rebellion. The impact of Joseph's fateful decision one night in Baghdad will echo for years to come, with his siblings caught between their love for him and the media's engulfing frenzy of judgment. Will their family ever make their way back to each other and find a way to forgive?
Â©2015 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
My mother's New Year's resolution for me was simple: make a serious effort at putting myself out there and dating again and do it for one full year. Or, until I fell in love. Whichever came first. How hard could one year of swipes and matches and awkward first dates be? In a word: bad. In nine words: bad and also hilarious, demoralizing, exhausting, and ridiculously amusing. But the only thing worse than dating in the era of hookup apps and unsolicited dick pics is the absolute whole-life flail of falling in love.Â Narrated by Amy McFadden with Tor Thom. Produced by Blunder Woman Productions.Â
Â©2019 Kate Canterbary (P)2019 Kate Canterbary
From the same narrator of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler comes a stand-alone, smart romantic comedy. When Hollywoodâs sexiest bachelor meets the girl next door, their relationship doesnât follow the script. On-screen, Christian Slade is Americaâs favorite heartthrob. Off-screen, letting romance into his life isnât as easy. The women he dates all seem to want a piece of his glamorous life rather than his heart, and trust doesnât come easy for him. Then, along comes Lana. A beautiful rocket scientist whoâs also sweet, smart, sexy, and has absolutely no idea who he is. But what will happen when she finds out? Will their worlds prove too far apart or could love really be like in the movies? Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Sally Thorne, and Jo Watson. First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each audiobook in the series can be listened to as a stand-alone.
Â©2019 Camilla Isley (P)2020 Camilla Isley
Camille Douglas has one last article to write for the travel magazine she works for before officially retiring and becoming a full-time novelist. Sheâs tasked to cover her editorâs favorite spot on the East Coast: Hope Lake, PA. Of course, sheâs heard the stories and seen the pictures, but sheâs doubtful it looks that idyllic in person. She decides to make the cross-country trip right before the holidays. Snow-covered treetops, Christmas lights aplenty, and an adorable town square decorated in all its holiday glory. The minute she sets foot in Hope Lake, she is inspired. It also doesnât hurt that she is charmed by Dr. Maxwell Reese. The stunning and single doctor who has settled down in Hope Lake after traveling the globe. With Maxâs help, Camille discovers the delights of small-town life - especially during the holidays.
Â©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee delivers the fifth heartwarming, flirty novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series. Mary Kildare knows how to read people. It's both why she makes a great therapist and why she refuses to trust the average bachelor. Staying fiercely independent has been her primary relationship strategy - until wealthy playboy pilot (and commitmentphobe) Glen Fairchild reappears in her life. After a yearlong teasing tug-of-war, Mary and Glen test the waters of attraction, only to find that their physical chemistry runs deeper than flirtation. At first, a bicoastal romance suits them both - especially since Glen can swoop in and whisk Mary away on one of his company's planes. But no matter how close they get, they're still three thousand miles apart. And when Mary's life is threatened, Glen realizes the one luxury he doesn't have is time. Can he close the distance between them before it's too late?
Â©2016 Catherine Bybee (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Sit! Stay! Speak! author Annie England Noblin's novel takes one woman starting over, adds an aging pug named Teddy Roosevelt, and proves the power of a well-baked dog treat. All she wants is a settled-down life. What she gets is a dog - and a whole new normal.... There he stood in the doorway: overweight, depressed, and nearly homeless - a pug named Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy was Brydie Benson's latest problem, arriving on top of her messy divorce and sudden move. Brydie needed a place to start over, so this rent-free home seemed a great idea. She just never counted on Teddy or his owner, the Germantown Retirement Village's toughest customer, Pauline Neumann. And because rent-free doesn't mean bills-free, Brydie gets a night-shift job at a big-box grocery. Whoever guessed there were so many people who wanted baked goods after midnight? Then she gets an idea - why not combine her baking skills with her newfound dog knowledge? And so her store, Pupcakes, is born. Along with a new start comes a possible new love in the form of Nathan Reid, a local doctor with a sassy Irish wolfhound named Sasha. And as fall turns to winter and then to Christmas, Brydie begins to realize that life is a little bit like learning a new recipe for puff pastry - it takes a few tries to get it just right!
Â©2017 Annie England Noblin (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
This winter, let four tales of mistletoe magic and the spirit of the season cast a special glow as some of your favorite authors introduce stories of hope, happiness, and holiday hearts. CHRISTMAS KISSES Fern Michaels Starting over in a new town with a new job, Meredith thinks buying Noah's grandmother's house will be a simple business deal. But neighborly Noah is determined to make Meredith feel at home - and as the holiday season works its magic, he's suddenly hoping that she'll find a place for him in her heart. BLUE MOON HARBOR CHRISTMAS Susan Fox Jillian and Michael have nothing in common - except the child two reckless college students created eight years ago. When Michael unexpectedly asks to meet his son, they have the twelve days of Christmas to get to know the adults they've become - adults who just might be ready to fall in love for real. SECOND CHANCE CHRISTMAS Jules Bennett A blind date turns out to be anything but when Ruby finds Knox on her doorstep. A few years ago, she nursed his dying wife. Can two lonely people defeat the shadow of the past and let the spirit of Christmas offer them the most special gift of all? FINDING COLIN Leah Marie Brown When Grace is suspended from work over the Christmas holidays, she does the only sensible thing - she travels to Ireland to find her favorite actor! But while the Colin she finds may not be a star, he's ready to show her that gifts come in all shapes and sizes - and love is the miracle that truly counts.
Â©2017 Kensington Publishing Corporation (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Christmas Kisses Â© 2017 by Fern Michaels. Blue Moon Harbor Christmas Â© 2017 by Susan Fox. Second Chance Christmas Â© 2017 by Jules Bennett. Finding Colin Â© 2017 by Leah Marie Brown.
When a woman's body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward kid who lives only a few blocks away, a teen who collects knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and obsessively doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks. Nick Walker goes from being a member of Portland's Search and Rescue team to the prime suspect in a murder, his very interest in SAR seen as proof of his fascination with violence. How is this even possible? And can Alexis and Ruby find a way to help clear Nick's name before it's too late?Â Â April Henry weaves another exciting, high stakes mystery in Blood Will Tell, Book 2 of the Point Last Seen series.
Â©2015 April Henry (P)2019 Tantor
The Feral series by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith culminates in an explosive finale.
Anti-shifter sentiment is at an all-time high when Kayla's transormation to werecat is captured on video and uploaded for the world to see. Suddenly, she becomes a symbol of the werebeast threat and - along with fellow cat Yoshi, lion-possum Clyde, and human Aimee - a hunted fugitive.
Meanwhile, a self-proclaimed weresnake has kidnapped the governor of Texas and hit the airwaves with a message of war. In retaliation, werepeople are targeted by law enforcement, threatened with a shift-suppressing vaccine, terrorized by corporate conspiracy, and enslaved by a top-secret, intelligent Cryptid species. Can Clyde rally his inner lion king to lead his friends - new and old - into battle against ruthless, media-savvy foes?
A rousing blend of suspense, romance, humor, and high action for avid paranormal fans.
Â©2015 Cynthia Leitich Smith, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
First law of magnetism: opposite poles attract. Single mom Vivian has been burned by love once before, and her job as a divorce lawyer has presented enough evidence to convince her there are no good men left in New York City.Â The worst offender is her new neighbor: Dr. Lucas Keller, a coupleâs therapist whose piercing blue eyes and flawless dark hair are just as annoying as his bad temper.Â But when Luke starts poaching Vivianâs clients by saving their marriages, she makes it her mission to force him out of the building to save her practice. But itâs Luke who gives her the perfect opportunity when he proposes an unexpected bet.Â With their offices at stake, Vivian and Luke play the field of love in a fierce battle of wits that quickly turns hot and personal, especially when Vivianâs daughter gets involved. Now, taking down Luke has become more than business for Vivian. Itâs become a pleasure - and soon, Vivian and Luke will realize how pointless it is to fight the laws of attraction. A neighbors to lovers romcom.
Â©2020 Camilla Isley (P)2020 Camilla Isley
Single mom Haley Turnbow escapes to the tropical Isla del Sol for an ideal vacation with her five-year-old. She's planning on lazy beach days, great food, and a happy kid. She doesn't plan on the resident hotel ghost stalking her and the island's fine-looking owner drawing her in with his confident, fun personality. Cal Johnson is king of his own island, happy and busy. Thoughts of a family are on the horizon but always seem out of grasp - until a beautiful mom and her wild little boy flip his world upside down. He falls in love with both of them. Realizing they're going to leave at the end of their vacation, he does everything in his power to capture Haley's heart. Haley and Cal may be able to enjoy a vacation romance, but can what they feel translate to the real world? Only a giant leap of trust will give the answer.
Â©2016 Cami Checketts (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward 14 years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?
Â©2016 April Henry (P)2017 Tantor
Alyssa Armsworth, a world-renowned photographer, has no intention of honoring the billionaire bride pact she made at camp to avoid getting whipped cream smeared on her face while she slept. Marriage is the last thing on her to-do list, and when her father forces his wealthy friends on her, she runs to Maui. Her plan to jog on the beach, take some great pictures, and avoid men works - until Beckham Taylor arrives. Spending days on the ocean with the handsome ex-NHL star is ideal, but Alyssa's guilt for past transgressions begins to consume her. She doesn't think Beckham could ever forgive what she's done to him and his family. But before she can confess, her misdeeds are thrust onto the front cover of the tabloids. Now Alyssa must face her past or lose her future.
Â©2015 Camille Checketts (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Betrayed by an FBI agent while in protective custody, MacKenzie Gunthrie escapes a crime lord and is left hiding from the authorities and her enemies. She finds solace in the peaceful mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. With help from a longtime camp friend and a new identity, she's starting to feel safe. The only problem is the overconfident and much too good-looking Isaac Turnbow. Protecting her identity has become second nature, but Isaac poses a threat to her heart. Isaac Turnbow has an undeniable need to convince MacKenzie he's someone she can trust and kiss, but when well-armed men arrive to disturb their budding relationship, he must prove to her and himself that he can protect her. This fast-paced, clean Billionaire Bride Pact Romance is a fun and touching listen you won't be able to pause.
Â©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Cami Checketts
Guys like Torin Westbrook arenât supposed to exist in real life. When Darby meets Torin as a fellow counselor at the survival camp she impulsively applies to, sheâs certain his main goal is to turn her world upside down, with his disheveled curly hair, irresistible dimples, and endearingly quirky habit of reciting quotes from classic movies and ancient thinkers. Darbyâs not sure she can adapt to Torinâs way of viewing his past and the tragedies he's faced. Because sheâs had her own share of heartache too, and as much as she wants to believe that itâs all been for a purpose, she hasnât been able to move on. Yet the more time Darby spends with Torin, the more she longs to break free of her carefully constructed routine and fall into something new. Sheâs just not sure that she should be falling for Torin along the way.
Â©2014 Megan Squires (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
This award-winning debut presents us with over 250 years of love, loss, shame, secrets, sacrifice, joy, and biting humor in 21 beautifully crafted tales of young Delaney Robinson's family. Spanning Mary Kathleen's heroic struggles to save her husband and sons from Ireland's 19th century potato famine to young Delaney's own parents' lives in modern Alabama, the characters are vivid and extraordinarily familiar, resonating with listeners long after the final chapter ends. Delaney's People is perfect for fans of The Red Garden and Olive Kitteridge. It's an intricate story told through a unique, intimate medium in which each family member becomes as real as your own, narrating in his or her own voice. At the heart of this book lies the truth: each of us tell our version of history a little bit differently.
Â©2011 Beth Dial Duke (P)2020 Tantor
In this mesmerizing drama, one life-altering event catapults a family into turmoil, revealing secrets that may leave them fractured forever...or bind them together tighter than ever before.Â From the outside, the Davenports look like any other family living a completely ordinary life - until that devastating day when five-year-old Jonah is killed, and the family is torn apart. As the fury of guilt engulfs them, the Davenports slowly start to unravel, one by one.Â Losing her son forces Rachel to withdraw into a frayed, fuzzy reality. Her husband, Sam, tries to remain stoic, but he's consumed by regret with the choices he's made. Eden mourns her brother, while desperately fighting to regain a sense of normalcy. And Aunt Ruth, Rachel's sister, works too hard to care for the family, even as her own personal issues haunt her.Â Told from multiple points of view - including Jonah's - the family struggles to cope with unthinkable loss. But as they face their own dark secrets about that terrible day, they have a choice: to be swallowed up in sadness forever, or begin the raw, arduous ascent back to living.Â
Â©2017 Janis Thomas (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Successful but shy, Seattle art dealer Mattie Sharpe fell hard for handsome, outspoken, professional adventurer Hugh Abbott. When he broke her heart and returned to his South Sea island home, Mattie vowed she'd only meet him again over her - or better, his - dead body. When they do meet again, it's over someone else's dead body - and now they're running for their lives through a tropical paradise. Hugh's talking fast to make up for his mistake. Mattie's not listening...until his gentle touch ignites a white-hot fusion, and she gives in. But Hugh's past is catching up with them, and Mattie must stake her very survival on the man she loves - the only man who ever let her down! If there is a silver lining to a broken heart, Mattie's about to discover it - when love storms back into her life and sweeps her off her feet!
Â©1991 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2018 Tantor
Legends exist in the past...until now. How inconvenient. The battle has been won, but the war is far from over. With her greatest ally at death's door, it's up to Lily Singer to make things right. Troublemaking witch friend and talking cat in tow, she must pursue her father as he seeks to discover an ancient evil and steal its power for himself. But her father isn't the only one seeking that power. When a queen of the fae gets involved and Sebastian's past comes back to haunt him, the three friends have to think fast and act faster to defeat legends that are, unfortunately, no longer in the past. Far from home and facing perilous odds, Lily fears she's not strong enough to keep her friends safe and win the day. Can she rise to the occasion or will this adventure be the end of them all?
Â©2017 Lydia Sherrer (P)2019 Tantor
Wall Street Journal best-selling author Tracy Brogan is back with a sweet, hilarious series about family, forgiveness, and what it means to go back home. Emily Callaghan never expected to spend another summer on Wenniway Island. Yet here she is, back in her quaint northern Michigan hometown of Trillium Bay, divorced, flat broke, and dragging along her precocious 12-year-old. It's a simple arrangement: Emily, a house flipper, will renovate one of her grandmother's rental properties in exchange for a much-needed loan. Once a wild child, the reformed Emily also hopes to remodel her reputation and show her family she's all grown up. But coming home is never simple. Emily's dad is more distant than ever. Her younger sister is dating a much older man, and Emily's worried it's a mistake. The cottage remodel grows increasingly daunting. And then there's handsome out-of-towner Ryan Taggert... Ryan has his own family drama. A smart, ambitious land developer, he's come to Wenniway to rescue his father from the grips of a new girlfriend and protect their family business. But he's quickly distracted by gorgeous, witty Emily Callaghan. There's no denying the attraction between Emily and Ryan. But will their conflicting interests destroy any chance at love? Or will Emily finally get the chance to rebuild her life - and repair her heart?
Â©2017 Tracy Brogan (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I'm the only Wright who has it all together. Except when it comes to my brother's best friend, Patrick. You think you know everything about us. But you don't know...the Wright secret.
Â©2018 K. A. Linde (P)2018 Tantor
Blessed with great beauty and wealth, Emily Armstrong had the highest privileges that youth can bestow. But all that is behind her now. Pregnant and abandoned by the man she loved, she struggles to survive in the slums of Philadelphia after the Civil War. Vowing never to be fooled by love again, she builds a new life as the mistress of a boardinghouse, known for her morals, virtue, and strictly guarded heart. But when a traveler from out West visits for the Centennial Exhibition and checks into Emily's lodging, something stirs within her. Rugged yet ever the gentleman, this cowboy is nothing like the man who left her pregnant long ago. Perhaps this time, love deserves a second chance.... A sweeping saga that spans three generations, Woman's Own is the story of four Armstrong women - Emily, her two daughters, and her estranged mother - who are seemingly cursed when it comes to love. In a time before women's rights, the Armstrong women challenge expectations and carve out a life of independence and freedom on their own terms. Fans of Virgin River will enjoy this timeless novel of new beginnings, untamable passion, and all-redeeming love.
Â©1990 Robyn Carr (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
USA Today best-selling author K. A. Linde introduces the Royal Houses series with House of Dragons: the story of Kerrigan Argon, a half-Fae, half-human as she seeks her place in an unforgiving world filled with magic, mayhem, and romance.Â Ten years ago, half-Fae, half human Kerrigan Argon was discreetly dropped off onto the steps of Draco Mountain with nothing but a note. Her life changes completely as she's swept into the care of the House of Dragons-an elite training program for gifted Fae. On the year of her 17th name day, each student will be chosen by one of the 12 tribes of Alandria to enter society. Everyone is chosen, except Kerrigan. So, she strikes a bargain with the Dragon Society: Convince a tribe to select her or give up her birthright forever. With the unlikeliest of allies - Fordham Ollivier, the cursed Fae prince, who escaped his dark throne - she has to chart her own destiny to reshape the world.
Â©2020 K. A. Linde (P)2020 Tantor
The touching and heartwarming fourth novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series from New York Times best-selling author Catherine Bybee. Romance author Dakota Laurens believes that happily-ever-afters exist only between the covers of her sexy novels. But to her surprise, she finds a real-life hero when she meets a handsome emergency room doctor. The outspoken author feels an instant and intense attraction to Dr. Walt Eddy, and the feeling is mutual. When the globetrotting doctor pulls a disappearing act on Dakota, she's prepared to write him off... until fate brings a blindsiding twist to her story. Still scarred from a past tragedy, Walt may have disappeared on Dakota, but now he's determined to win her back. For the first time in years, he knows he's ready for a new chance at love. Yet between Dakota's doubts and two sets of meddling parents, can the once-blissful couple finally create the bright, loving future they desperately want?
Â©2014 Catherine Bybee (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Theo's always been impulsive. But telling Paige how he feels? He's obsessed over that decision. And it's time. Tonight. At the party on the riverbank, under the old walking bridge, site of so many tales of love and death.Â Â Paige has had a crush on Theo since they first met, but she knows her feelings are one-sided. She's trying to move on, to flirt. A party at the river is just what she needs. Except a fight breaks out, and when Paige tries to intervene - Theo's fist lands in her face.Â Â All Theo and Paige want to do is forget that fateful night. But strange events keep drawing them back to the bridge. Someone, something is determined to make them remember...and pay for what they each did.
Â©2017 Natalie D. Richards (P)2018 Tantor
As the youngest mayor Trillium Bay has ever elected, Brooke Callaghan wants to prove sheâs up to the challenge. Sheâs stepping out of her practical teacher flats and into her sisterâs treacherously high heels...with disastrous results. But if sheâs going to (literally) stumble her first day on the job, why not fall into the arms of a handsome stranger? Leo Walker is a rarity on Wenniway Island. Not only handsome, heâs also single, funny, and - most importantly - interested in Brooke. Unfortunately, his reasons for being on the island are temporary, so in spite of the undeniable chemistry between them, heâs not a forever kind of guy. When a private investigator arrives with news of a jewel thief hiding on the island, Brooke finds herself dealing with one kerfuffle after another, and Leo proves to be a delicious distraction. What does she really know about him, though? And the biggest question of all? Does this short-term romance hold the possibility of long-term love?
Â©2019 Tracy Brogan (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A teen girl sets out to save her former captor in this much-anticipated sequel to the young-adult thriller Girl, Stolen. Six months ago, Griffin Sawyer meant to steal a car, but he never meant to steal the girl asleep in the backseat. Panicked, he took her home. His father, Roy, decided to hold Cheyenne - who is blind - for ransom. Griffin helped her escape, and now Roy is awaiting trial. As they prepare to testify, Griffin and Cheyenne reconnect and make plans to meet. But the plan goes wrong, and Cheyenne gets captured by Roy's henchmen - this time for the kill. Can Cheyenne free herself? And is Griffin a pawn or a player in this deadly chase?
Â©2017 April Henry (P)2020 Tantor
This Amazon best seller is chick lit with a bang! Discover all six titles of Camilla Monk's wacky, sappy, high-octane Spotless series.Â Spotless Island Chaptal - nerdy IT engineer by day, romance novel junkie by night - just walked into her messy New York apartment to find Mr. Right waiting for her. No, wait...Mr. Clean. A gentleman professional killer with a bad case of OCD and zero tolerance for unsorted laundry, March wants the diamond her late mother stole for a sinister criminal organization. Island agrees to help him find it. Racing from Paris to Tokyo against villains who dismember first and ask questions later, the buttoned-up Island quickly develops a taste for the fast life, and for her brooding captor's impeccable manners and sexy chest hair.Â But can she survive falling for a hit man?Â Beating RubyÂ March and Island are back, but there's a new player in the game.... Life hasnât been quite the same for computer engineer Island Chaptal since March, an OCD-ridden professional killer, burst into her life to clean her bedroom and take her on a global chase for a legendary diamond...before he broke her heart.Â Since then, Island has found solace in Alex - the perfect boyfriend - and Ruby, a software project about to revolutionize online banking security...for the worse. When Islandâs boss is found dead after allegedly using Ruby to steal a vast fortune, itâs up to her to clear his name and recover the money.Â From New York to ZÃ¼rich, itâs going to take the return of a cleaning expert, a mini-octopus, and Islandâs wits to beat Ruby. All while deciding whether to trust a man who already jilted her, or one who may have his own deadly secretsâ¦Â Crystal Whisperer Sweet Raptor Jesus, this is it! Or maybe not.... Island Chaptal is enjoying a pleasant break in South Africa with reformed cleaning expert March, and she's looking forward to her long-awaited first time...until a commercial flight disintegrates over the Atlantic, killing hundreds, and Island's supervillain dad makes the news as the mastermind behind the attack. Old Lion Dries is now on the run, and he calls upon his last ally - and favorite disciple - March.Â From the streets of Venice to the turquoise waters of French Polynesia, March and Island embark on a deadly race against the clock to find out what secrets lie behind Driesâs downfall. This time, however, there might just be no winning against the enigmatic Crystal Whisperer's terrifying weapon.... Butterfly in Amber He's waiting for you.... Under a blanket of snow, surrounded by dark woods and a frozen sea, lies an ogre's castle. There lives a little princess, trapped in the maze of her own mind.Â On a battlefield where the past meets the present stand a fairy godmother and a pirate, an old ice cream man and a knight in shining clean armor....Â The clock is ticking fast, and to pierce the ogre's secrets and defeat him, Island Chaptal will have to fight to remember...and stay alive.Â Apache Strike Force, a Spotless Novella With his nose-mounted sensor, night vision system and 30 mm chain gun, Simon Halder isnât your average helicopter dad, and when Island, the daughter he thought he had lost, reappears after eight months of captivity, someoneâs gonna have to pay. That someone is Islandâs new boyfriend: the man people just call March.Â
Â©2015 Camilla Monk (P)2016 Camilla Monk
A chance run-in with a college boyfriend puts a young woman's picture-perfect life in perspective in this warm-hearted and lyrical novel from the author of The Lake Season. Since finishing graduate school, Maggie Griffin has worked hard to build an enviable life in Boston. She's an elementary school teacher in a tony Boston suburb, a devoted sister, and a loving aunt. With her childhood best friend's wedding quickly approaching and her own relationship blossoming, this is the summer she has been waiting for. But when Maggie's career is suddenly in jeopardy, her life begins to unravel. Stricken, Maggie returns home to seaside Mystic, Connecticut, where she expects to find comfort in family and familiarity. Instead, she runs into Cameron Wilder, a young man from her past who has also returned home, and whose life has taken a turn that puts Maggie's city struggles in harsh perspective. When tragedy strikes for Cameron, Maggie is faced with big decisions as she weighs what matters most and strives to stay true to the person she's become. Set against the gorgeous backdrop of a New England summer when past and present collide, Mystic Summer is a gorgeous novel about looking back, moving forward, and the beauty that blooms when fate intervenes.
Â©2016 Hannah McKinnon (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Midwestern librarian Letitia Thornquist didn't have the right stuff to run Thornquist Gear, Inc. That was the bottom-line opinion of Joel Blackstone, the seasoned CEO who had built the small Seattle sporting goods store into an industry giant. But Letty's rich Uncle Charlie willed her the company, and now she was bubbling with enthusiasm to have Joel, a perfect mentor, show her the ropes.Â Â Teaching her the business was all Joel grudgingly planned to do... until the sensuous curves under Letty's navy suit and the unabashed desire in her wide, innocent eyes left him longing for a personal kind of merger. Soon his sizzling kisses convinced her that she wasn't in Kansas anymore. But no matter how skilled Joel was in the art of love, Letty knew she was at risk in his arms. Behind his tough facade she sensed a world of hurt that cried out for her warmth and understanding.Â She realized the "L" word might never be spoken if trust didn't make them perfect partners 9 to 5.... and in the loving after-hours of midnight to dawn. In a witty, classical duel of romance and ambition, Jayne Ann Krentz deftly portrays two fiery opposites caught by an irresistible attraction...in a deliciously spicy tale of life at the top and love in the depths of the heart.
Â©1992 Jayne Krentz (P)2018 Tantor
Get books 6: Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancee, 7: Shopping for a CEO and 8: Shopping for a Billionaire's Wife in one BIG bundle of laughter, community, and - of course - romance in Julia Kent's New York Times bestselling series. Audiobook lovers can also get all three books in one big, 24-hour-long bundle! Narrated by Zachary Webber, Amy McFadden and Tanya Eby. Give your ears something to look forward to!
Â©2019 Julia Kent (P)2019 Julia Kent
Sula Moreno's job in public relations is to put a human face on the big corporate drug manufacturer she works for. But there's no humanity in the shocking plot she uncovers to hush up a lethal flaw in the company's newest product, Nexapra, an antidepressant prone to triggering suicide in users. And though marketing it could be tantamount to mass murder, the company's CEO won't hesitate to put profits before people. He also won't let a renegade employee's conscience stand in the way - a fact made chillingly clear to Sula when the only other person who can expose the truth is killed. But her boss isn't the only one playing for keeps; to keep Nexapra from flooding the market with a wave of death, Sula will risk everything...including her life.
Â©2010 L.J. Sellers (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Perfect for fans of Madeleine Roux, Jonathan Maberry, and horror films like 28 Days Later and Resident Evil, this pulse-pounding, hair-raising, utterly terrifying novel is the first in a duology from the critically acclaimed author of the Taken trilogy. After receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is sent into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission. When they arrive, they find the planet littered with the remains of the project - including its membersâ dead bodies. As they try to piece together what could have possibly decimated an entire project, they discover that some things are best left buried - and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.
Â©2018 Erin Bowman (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Maryn Howe isn't intimidated by billionaire recluse Tucker Shaffer or his enormous log cabin in Island Park, Idaho. Maryn needs this interview, and she'll get it at any cost, even if the last four reporters were physically removed from his presence. Tucker Shaffer has no desire to change his less than flattering public image, but his PR people persuade him to give it one more try. Ready to make nice with whoever comes through the door, Tucker is blindsided by a petite blonde with an extra-large personality. As the snow piles up and the questions keep coming, Maryn discovers the secret Tucker Shaffer has spent the last four years torturing himself with. She suddenly sees him in a new light, and she flees - right into danger and into Tucker's arms. But the danger has just begun, and now Maryn has to make a choice: trust in Tucker or lose it all.
Â©2016 Camille Coats Checketts (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
What to expect when you're not expecting loveâ¦.Â Stylist Charlotte McCray plays as hard as she works. Trading the bright lights of California for the quaint streets of Good Hope hasnât been easy, but Charlotte is determined to make her new business succeed.Â Organic farmer Adam Vogele canât imagine anything better than working side-by-side in the fresh air with his father. Everyone in town might be eager for him to settle down, but heâs in no hurry. When he meets beautiful, independent Charlotte, he thinks heâs found a kindred spirit.Â They say opposites attract, and Adam and Charlotte are the biggest opposites in Good Hope. Despite their differences, Adamâs easy smile, strong arms, and sizzling good looks prove impossible to resist. Itâs all fun and games until they share an amazing night that leaves Charlotte breathlessâ¦and pregnant.Â
Â©2020 Cynthia R Rutledge (P)2020 Cynthia R Rutledge
âQuite wonderful... Like Anne Tyler, Shelton seems to possess a nearly boundless capacity for empathy. She has the ability to make us love her characters for their faults, not in spite of them.â (Connecticut Post) Warmhearted, insightful, funny, and poignant, best-selling author Maddie Dawson takes the unfathomable ways of love and family, and celebrates [the joys of] the ordinary craziness of being human. âYou know what people really need? Somebody who will listen hard and then find a way to tell them, âItâs not all your fault. Itâs going to work out fine. Donât give up.ââ So advice columnist âDear Lilyâ Brown deeply believes. But Lily could write a letter to herself, asking what to do about an ex-husband who still wants her dating advice, how to redecorate the family home sheâs kept exactly the same since her parents died tragically young, and how to move on with her strangely becalmed lifeâ¦And oh, yes, what to do when your wild-child estranged sister storms back into town, blowing your nicely arranged life into disarray. âAs her protagonist tries to learn that she cannot and does not have to control everyone around her and tries to enjoy the "fun" of a dysfunctional family life, Dawson delves into family relationships with humor and empathy, making this a pleasurable read.â (Booklist) âSheltonâs greatest talent is a gift for juxtaposing comedy and tragedy to the pulsing beat of the modern-day mating dance.â (BookPage)
Â©2006 Sandi Kahn Shelton (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancÃ© has just become the president of her college - and her new boss - in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic Persuasion.
Anne Corey is about to get schooled.
An English professor in California, she's determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All she's got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom! She's in. But then Adam Martinez - her first love and ex-fiancÃ© - shows up as the college's new president.
Anne should be able to keep herself distracted. After all, she's got a book to write, an aging father to take care of, and a new romance developing with the college's insanely hot writer-in-residence. But no matter where she turns, there's Adam, as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long-buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder whether she just might get a second chance at love.
Funny, smart, and full of heart, this modern ode to Jane Austen's classic explores what happens when we run into the demons of our past...and when they turn out not to be so bad, after all.
Â©2018 Julia Sonneborn (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Gallery Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
An ingeniously witty novel about the risks - and rewards - of opening your life to new people by Amazon Charts bestselling author Camille PagÃ¡n. No new people: that's Annie Mercer's vow. It's bad enough that her boss sabotaged her chemistry career and her best friend tried to cure her with crystals. But after her fiancÃ©, Jon, asks for space while he's gallivanting around Paris, Annie decides she needs space too - from everyone.Â Yet when Harper moves in next door, Annie can't help but train a watchful eye on the glamorous but fragile young woman. And if keeping Harper safe requires teaming up with Mo, a maddeningly optimistic amateur detective, who is she to mind her own business? Soon Annie has let not one but two new people into her life. Then Jon reappears - and he wants her to join him in France. She's pretty sure letting anyone get close won't end well. So she must decide: Is another shot at happiness worth the risk?
Â©2020 by Camille PagÃ¡n. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A possible genius, a smidgen of madness, a twist of science, and an invention that very nearly changed the world - all collide in a giddy, unbelievably true mystery set in turn-of-the-century Paris. In 1905, inventor Henri Lemoine claimed that heâd uncovered the secret to a coveted alchemy: creating diamonds in a laboratory. It intrigued a host of investors, and it soon made Lemoine an international celebrity. Then he disappeared. The Diamond Formula is part of Inventions: Untold Stories of the Beautiful Era, a collection of incredible true stories from the belle epoque, an age of innovation, daring, bluster, and beauty when anything seemed possible. Each piece can be read, listened to, and marveled at in a single sitting.
Â©2019 Alina Simone (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Special Agent Wyatt Tanner has always worked undercover. He thrives in the dark of the night. He survives by turning himself into someone else. But living so long in the shadows can make a man forget who he really is. When people start dying, when he finds blood on his own hands, he questions the choices he has made, the people he is with. Can he find his way back to the light? Can he trust the beautiful woman who needs his help? Or does she also have a secret life? He'll have to make one desperate play to find out... Don't miss this pause-resisting, heart-stopping romantic suspense novel by number one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy. Check out more books in the series! Perilous Trust Reckless Whisper Desperate Play Elusive Promise Dangerous Choice Ruthless Cross
Â©2018 Barbara Freethy (P)2020 Barbara Freethy
Love always finds a way.... Lindsay Lohmeier's life is no bed of roses. After struggling at a job she loved but ultimately lost, she opened her own florist shop in Good Hope. Her budding business won't be her only new addition. Lindsay is pregnant. While she's happy to open her heart to her baby, opening up to the father is another story.Â Â The last thing Owen Vaughn expected to hear was that he was going to be a father...again. He's been down this road before, and it ended in pain so devastating he thought he'd never heal. Still, he won't abandon his child or Lindsay, the woman who - before they broke up - had been a bright spot during his darkest days.Â Â Owen proposes, but Lindsay wants her child to grow up in a family built on love, not obligation. As they spend time together preparing for the baby, old feelings resurface. Owen encourages Lindsay to find her own way, hoping she'll see this pregnancy has given them something special - a second chance at love.
Â©2018 Cynthia R Rutledge (P)2018 Cynthia R Rutledge
Six teens must band together to survive after a shooting breaks out in this high-stakes thriller by New York Times best-selling author April Henry.Â Â When a deadly shooting breaks out in a Portland shopping mall, a diverse group of teens ends up trapped behind a store's security shutter. To her own surprise, 17-year-old Miranda finds the others looking to her as their leader. But she's hiding a big secret - and she's not the only one. The group has only three choices: Run, hide, or fight back. The wrong decision will have fatal consequences.
Â©2018 April Henry (P)2019 Tantor
Everyone has days, weeks, even months they wish they could do over - but what about an entire year? After living through the worst 12 months of her life, intensive care nurse Olive Watson is given a second chance to relive her past and attempt to discover where she went wrongâ¦ After a year of hardships, including a messy breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Phil, the prospect of her motherâs remarriage, and heartbreaking patient losses at the hospital, Olive is ready to start fresh. But when she wakes up in her ex-boyfriendâs bed on New Yearâs Day 2011 - a day she has already lived - Oliveâs world is turned upside down. Shouldering a year of memories that no one else can recall, even Olive begins to question herself - until she discovers that she is not alone. Upon crossing paths with Sherry Witan, an experienced ârepeater,â Olive learns that she has the chance to rewrite her future. Given the opportunity of a lifetime, Olive has to decide what she really wants. Should she make different choices, or accept her life as she knows it, flaws and all?
Â©2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2013 Andrea Lochen
A stand-alone second chance romance by number one New York Times best-selling author Rachel Van Dyken. You know the universe is trying to tell you something when you get struck by lightning but only after getting hit on by the elderly, almost getting run over by a semi, and running into the one who got away. Why do they say it like that anyway?Â Like I accidentally lost her when she was the one that got in the car with my best friend and left me. The day after I proposed. We were 18. I wanted forever. She didn't. It's been 10 years. I tried to move on, tried to get married, had that same wedding crashed by my now best friend who says the only way for me to stop pissing off the universe is to gain closure with the one woman I can't forget. So, I do it.Â I embark on a journey down memory lane that not only lands me in prison but on the receiving end of a fist fight in front of the entire town. This naturally happens after drunken pool sex, climbing the same girl's window, and getting threatened at gunpoint by her father. To say the universe is trying to tell me something - anything - is a giant understatement. I just hope I survive the message. And then, I hope I survive her - again. This audiobook is narrated by Amy McFadden and Luke Daniels.
Â©2018 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2018 Rachel Van Dyken
This highly anticipated sequel to Delaney's People takes listeners on a turbulent, surprise-filled journey from Depression-era rural Alabama through 2011's devastating tornadoes and their impact on Delaney's family and friends.Â Family ties, love, loss, betrayal and a characteristic dead mule combine in a perfect book for devotees of Southern literature.
Â©2012 Beth Dial Duke (P)2020 Tantor
The inspiring true story of LoÃ¯e Fuller, a radical nineteenth-century art nouveau icon who turned artificial light into performance art and became the incandescent inventor of modern dance. In a new era lit by Edison bulbs, LoÃ¯e Fuller was the quicksilver that connected scientific and artistic inspiration. In a flurry of shifting lights and serpentine spins, she inspired the earliest films of Georges MÃ©liÃ¨s and held Jean Cocteau spellbound. She even sought out the Curies for a radioactive showstopper. In this transportive and hypnotic historical narrative, the uninhibited Folies BergÃ¨re superstar la fÃ©e lumiÃ¨re is finally restored to her shimmering, glorious place in modern history. The Electricity Fairy is part of Inventions: Untold Stories of the Beautiful Era, a collection of incredible true stories from the belle epoque, an age of innovation, daring, bluster, and beauty when anything seemed possible. Each piece can be read, listened to, and marveled at in a single sitting.
Â©2019 Alex Mar (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
There's never a dull moment in LEGO(R) City! This audio storybook features an adventure with the newest LEGO(R) City toy sets! A young man must get from one end of LEGO(R) City to the other for an important event, but his train leaves without him! He hops aboard a cargo train instead. But he doesn't count on delays like fallen cargo and a pig crossing! Will he be able to chase down his train and make it in time?Â
Â©2018 The LEGO Group (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.
When Jesse Graham unlocks the door to the deserted house she inherited from her Aunt Helen, she doesn't realize she's unlocking secrets that had lain dormant for years. Reeling from a broken engagement to acclaimed musician Robert Cronmiller, Jesse wants to leave the city where her name is linked to his in all the society pages. Her best friend, Maggie, aka Sister Angelina, convinces her to take a job at a private girls school in the pastoral Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Anticipating a quiet, revitalizing life in her aunt's deserted house, Jesse is instead thrown into a maze of danger. Questions about her aunt's death lead Jesse to investigate events surrounding it and the people involved, but she uncovers a web of deceit that reaches far beyond the occurrences of over two decades earlier. Still dejected from her broken engagement, Jesse finds it difficult to trust anyone, even her self-absorbed mother. Joe Riley is irresistible, but secrets obstruct involvement with him until Jesse can solve the secrets of the Cavanaugh House. Someone doesn't want those secrets unearthed and will stop at nothing, even murder, to keep them hidden.
Â©2014 Elizabeth Meyette (P)2016 Elizabeth Meyette
A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. âA delightful, light-as-air romance that successfully straddles the line between sweet and smart without ever being sillyâ¦The novel is simply captivating from beginning to end.â - Associated Press Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life - a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that sheâs marrying the man of her dreams, sheâs sure this is the life sheâll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancÃ©âs irascible matchmaking great-aunt whoâs dying, and everything changes - just as Blix told her it would. When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. Sheâs even more astonished to find that sheâs inherited Blixâs Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blixâs unfinished âprojectsâ: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness. Marnie doesnât believe sheâs anything special, but Blix somehow knew she was the perfect person to follow in her matchmaker footsteps. And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: love is hard to recognize, and the ones who push love away often are the ones who need it most.
Â©2018 Maddie Dawson (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom's mental illness, Nick's bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn't understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear, and courage, the three team up to find the girl's killer - before he can strike one of their own.Â Â This first book in April Henry's Point Last Seen YA mystery series, The Body in the Woods is full of riveting suspense, putting listeners right in the middle of harrowing rescues and crime scene investigations.
Â©2014 April Henry (P)2019 Tantor
"A page-turner with a deep heart." (Nancy Thayer, New York Times best-selling author of Girls of Summer) How do you start a new chapter of your life when you havenât closed the book on the previous one? Eighteen months ago, Autumn Divacâs husband went missing. Her desperate search has yielded no answers, and she canât imagine moving forward without him. But for the sake of their two teenage children, she has to try. Autumn takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. She seeks comfort working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop, only to learn that her daughter is facing a huge life change and her mother has been hiding a terrible secret for years. And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husbandâs return? She can only trust her heart...and hope it wonât lead her astray. "A heart-tugging romance. Readers are sure to be sucked in.â (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Â©2021 Brenda Novak (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Quiet and soft-spoken, Kate Zook is the responsible eldest daughter in an Amish family and prides herself on fulfilling her role. Then, one fateful snowy night, she uncharacteristically speaks her mind - and unwittingly plays a part in a horrible accident. Wracked by guilt over her role in the tragedy that left her brother David injured, Kate devotes herself to his care, going so far as to take on his chores in the fields. Even so, her brotherâs resentment toward her grows, and David torments Kate, making her increasingly isolated life even more difficult. Though Kateâs parents have emotionally withdrawn, someone outside the home takes an interest in Kate and notes her clear grief. Samuel, a local boy, has recently returned from a wild rumschpringe - the Amish term for exploring the wider world - and recommitted to his community. Intrigued by Kateâs gentle yet loyal ways, he begins to fall in love with her. But tensions rise as he refuses to put up with Davidâs rage. As Kateâs heart begins to stir and cry out for happiness, she must rely on faith to find forgiveness or risk losing out on love.
Â©2014 Sarah Price (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Of all the things Hadley Newhouse expected to find in Good Hope, love wasnât on the list. The baker extraordinaire has spent the last three years hiding her past and holding her breath. It isnât that she likes being evasive. She just doesnât want to open old wounds. Still, Hadley understands thereâs a fine line between discretion and disaster, and sheâs pretty sure agreeing to work for sexy single father David Chapin leaps right over it. David knows firsthand the havoc secrets can wreak. It was a secret that made his ex-wife walk out on their family, and now a secret elopement has cost him his daughterâs longtime nanny. When he learns that Bloomâs Bake Shop will temporarily close, leaving Hadley without work, he immediately offers her a job. He already knows his daughter adores Hadley, and after a few days with the beautiful baker, David realizes he does too. Hadley has always believed that happily ever after was meant for other people, not for her. Yet when David paints a picture of a life with him and his daughter, Hadley begins to believe her dream really could come true. But before that can happen, she must come clean. David deserves to know what really brought Hadley to Good Hope - even if hearing it means heâll want Hadley gone for good.
Â©2017 Cynthia R. Rutledge (P)2018 Cynthia R. Rutledge
When Jesse Graham almost runs over a "body" in the road one night, she is plunged into a labyrinth of secrets, lies, and murder. All Jesse wants is a simple life teaching at St. Bart's and a chance at love with Joe Riley. She realizes that plan has been thwarted when puzzling occurrences at St. Bartholomew Academy for Girls get increasingly dangerous. The danger doesn't just spring from the ghost who haunts the grounds of St. Bart's, but from a sinister presence that is not ghostly at all. As she digs into the mystery, threats on her life and the life of her student escalate. Which danger threatens her life the most? The ghost haunting her student or the secrets buried in the school?
Â©2016 Elizabeth Meyette (P)2016 Elizabeth Meyette
Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all: great looks, incredible football skills, and smooth moves that have won - and broken - the hearts of countless girls at his high school. But his hellish home life has left him feeling empty inside, unable to experience real feelings. He thinks he's fine being this way forever... until he meets a beautiful and witty 17-year-old girl named Charlotte "Charlie" Austin. She may be new in town, but she's already been warned about Benjamin's reputation, so it's easy for her to shoot down his advances. Like him, she's happier keeping people at a distance, especially since she, too, has secrets she's not ready to share with anyone. But as the tentative friendship between the charismatic football captain and the new girl grows, Charlie finds herself feeling closer to Benjamin than she's ever felt with anyone - and he wonders if he's really capable of loving after all. Can they drop their guard, or is this so-called romance just another game?
Â©2015 Cindy C. Bennett (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In 1930s Berlin, young Henrik, the son of a Jewish father and Aryan mother, watches the world around him crumbling: people are rioting in the streets, a strange yellow star begins appearing in shop windows, and friends are forced to move - or they simply disappear. After his father becomes gravely ill, Henrik and his little sister, Greta, are taken by their mother to Poland for safety. However, not even the pastoral surroundings of their new home can protect them from the terrors of war. When the Nazis invade and Greta is kidnapped, Henrik must shed his youthful innocence and search for his lost sister, a quest that will further reveal a harrowing landscape of violence and struggle - but also unexpected connections. Uniquely told from the perspective of youth plunged into adult chaos, Pastel Orphans is a coming-of-age story that explores profound lessons in self-belief, kindness, and human endurance. Revised edition: This edition of Pastel Orphans includes editorial revisions.
Â©2015 Gemma Liviero (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Every moment matters. Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it's empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don't realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day. In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well. Follow along with Felix as he learns how easy it can be to fill the buckets of his classmates, teachers, and family members. Before the day is over, you'll see how Felix learns to be a great bucket filler, and in the process, discovers that filling someone else's bucket also fills his own. Full list of narrators includes Tom Parks, Luke Daniels, Emily Sutton-Smith, and Michael Crouch.
Â©2009 Gallup, Inc. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Illustrations by Maurie Manning. GallupÂ® and Gallup PressÂ® are trademarks of Gallup, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Celebrated hairstylist Marigold Bloom knows how to tease beauty out of chaos - until her own life becomes untamable. After losing her prestigious job in Chicago, Marigold returns home to Good Hope, Wisconsin. But her plan to lay low and consider her next move is complicated by an unexpected blast from the past. Sheriff Cade Rallis has never forgotten the blissful weekend he spent with the irresistible Marigold in Door County. Seeing her again is like a one-two punch to his heart, and he knows he can't lose her a second time. Marigold never meant for her stay in Good Hope to be permanent, and she certainly never meant to fall for Cade. As Valentine's Day approaches and her dream job beckons, will Cupid's grip on Marigold be strong enough to keep her in Good Hope? Or will the lure of fame and fortune in the big city prove impossible to resist?
Â©2017 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Some will try to trap her in hopes of harnessing her dark power. Others will seek to end her, deeming it too terrible to risk. In the end, he will destroy them all - because Quinn is his weapon, and he plans to keep it that way. Lazarus was warned that Quinn's power might be too great, even for him, but nothing prepared him for the truth of it until she held a dagger over him, and he was powerless to stop it. Now at odds with himself, the future king of Norcasta must find a way to regain control of his house and secure an alliance with the Pirate Queen...before fate tips its hand once more, and his carefully laid plans are led astray. Quinn's loyalty is not easily won, but Lazarus has managed to do it. Now, the vassal and right-hand of Lord Fierte, Quinn seeks to gain him an alliance with Ilvas all the while challenging him at every turn. With the Cisean tribes won over, and the blood heirs behind them, Quinn expects this to be an easy task, but soon finds herself entangled in a web of lies. Forced to gamble with her life - and the lives of her comrades - Quinn must make a choice that will either save or doom them all. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Kel Carpenter and Lucy Smoke (P)2019 Tantor
Over the course of one chaotic night stranded at the Denver airport, Ryn confronts her shattered past thanks to the charm of romance, the uniqueness of strangers, and the magic of ordinary places in this stunning novel from the author of Boys of Summer. Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And it's been there for almost a year. She hasn't tried to read it. She can't. She won't. Because that one message is the last thing her best friend ever said to her before she died. But as Ryn finds herself trapped in the Denver International Airport on New Year's Eve thanks to a never-ending blizzard on the one-year anniversary of her best friend's death, fate literally runs into her. And his name is Xander. When the two accidentally swap phones, Ryn and Xander are thrust into the chaos of an unforgettable all-night adventure, filled with charming and mysterious strangers, a secret New Year's Eve bash, and a possible Illuminati conspiracy hidden within the Denver airport. But as the bizarre night continues, all Ryn can think about is that one unread text message. It follows her wherever she goes, because Ryn can't get her brilliantly wild and free-spirited best friend out of her head. Ryn can't move on. But tonight, for the first time ever, she's trying. And maybe that's a start. As moving as it is funny, The Chaos of Standing Still is a heartwarming story about the earth-shattering challenges life throws at us - and the unexpected strangers who help us along the way.
Â©2017 Jessica Brody Entertainment, LLC (P)2018 Tantor
When LAâs vampires, witches, and werewolves make a mess, they call Scarlett Bernard to clean it up. Her ability as a null erases all magical traces from anything â or anyone â that comes within ten feet of her, and keeps humans in the dark about the cityâs paranormal activity. One night when sheâs called to a grisly crime scene, Scarlett is spied by the all-too-human LAPD cop Jesse Cruz, who strikes up a deal with her: heâll keep quiet about the supernatural underworld if she helps him crack the case. She agrees, but the cityâs chief vampire, Dash, starts to suspect Scarlett is behind the murders and will reveal all she knows of his shadowy empire. Now itâll take more than Scarlettâs unique abilities to clear her name, keep the underworld underground, and track down the real killer.
Â©2012 Melissa F. Olson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The truth shall make you free...sort of.Â Â Modern-day wizard Lily Singer prefers to stay tucked away in her library, studying magic and drinking tea. But with a troublesome witch friend and a past riddled with dangerous secrets, her chances of peace and quiet are slim.Â Â Armed with only wits and magic, she must manage her argumentative cat, thwart a plot to steal a powerful artifact, and decide who, amid all this, she can trust.Â The past, both ancient and modern, is catching up with her. Will discovering its secrets reveal her future or doom it? Perhaps some truths are better left unknown....
Â©2016 Lydia Sherrer (P)2019 Tantor
STAY A LITTLE LONGER is southern small-town romance at its best. Athenaâs journey is one that will stick with you long after the last minute is heard. Donât miss your chance to fall in love with the colorful cast of characters of the Misfit Inn in Edenâs Ridge, Tennessee.Â Â Athena Reynolds is a goddess in the kitchen, and sheâs got her Michelin-starred restaurant Olympus to back it up. Darling of the Chicago restaurant scene, sheâs flying high - until a betrayal leads to her sudden fall from grace. Furious and reeling, she heads home to the solace of family in Tennessee. Logan Maxwell has his hands full keeping his organic farm thriving and in the black. He doesnât have time to do more than wonder about the prickly mystery that is Athena Reynolds and relive their one passionate night together. Her life is in Chicago and his is irrevocably tied to his land. But that hasnât stopped him from craving more. But small towns are like small kitchens, everyone's constantly bumping into each other, and sooner or later something's bound to boil over. Maybe that's why Logan finds it so hard to resist Athena. Well, that and the fact that he's never been able to walk away from a woman in distress. An unexpected confidant, Logan reminds Athena of her roots, and in turn, she begins to question everything sheâs spent years working for. They just might hold the keys to each otherâs salvation - but when her old life comes calling, can love win out over the temptation of redemption? AUTHOR INTERVIEW Q: What makes the Misfit Inn series special? The Misfit Inn is a quartet of southern romance novels focused on the family saga of the Reynolds sisters and the loves they find along the way, as they come back together as a family after the death of their mother, proving that the family you make is stronger than the one you're born into. Just like my Wishful series, The Misfit Inn quartet is intended to highlight everything that I love about living in the small town South - all the quirks, foibles, and dreams that provide a fabulous backdrop to contemporary romances about stubborn, independent women and the men who love them. Q: Who would dig these books? The Misfit Inn is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for family saga romance, where you get to follow the loves of each member of a generation. This quartet explores the relationships between sisters and what the bonds of family truly mean. Many of my readers also enjoy the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristan Higgins, Melanie Shawn, Ava Miles, and Jill Shalvis.
Â©2019 Kait Nolan (P)2019 Kait Nolan
"As I opened the door and stepped into the humid night, her scream followed me out. But I knew there was still love for me in her heart.... "I'm unforgettable." Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys, and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them, and doubts start to arise. How perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for their weekend at the cottage? Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the best-selling vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage...or a life.
Â©2017 Kaira Rouda (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Elementary school teacher Mary Alice Reed wanted a nice, stable guy to share her happily ever after. When she thought she'd found him, everyone tried to tell her that the guy she thought was her Mr. Right, was really Mr. Somebody Else's. Living with a town's worth of I-told-you-so isn't easy, but she's coping. And definitely taking a break from love in order to get past her last disaster to chair her favorite Christmas charity. Trauma surgeon Chad Phillips gave up the intensity and long hours of a big city hospital to move to Wishful. He wants a home and family, a town with a slower pace, where he can actually build a life. Being one of Wishfulâs most eligible bachelors has gotten him a lot of pie and casseroles, but it hasnât helped him find that special someone to come home to.Â When a friendâs accident lands Mary Alice in his ER, Chad finds himself more than intrigued. Part Martha Stewart, part Mary Poppins, and all Girl Next Door, sheâs exactly what heâs been looking for. Volunteering for the Fountain of Hope charity seems like the perfect way to get to know his Christmas crush. But just as he seems to be overcoming Mary Alice's once bitten, twice shy caution, that one tiny thing from his past, that he probably should have told her about, shows up for a Christmas season visit. Chad's gonna have some explaining to do. This southern romance series has been written so that each story is a standalone that wraps up with a happily ever after by the end. That said, if you want to listen to them in chronological order, I suggest this: Â To Get Me To You Be Careful, It's My Heart Know Me Well Just For This Moment Wish I Might Turn My World Around Dance Me A Dream See You Again The Christmas Fountain
Â©2017 Kait Nolan (P)2019 Kait Nolan
Abigail Fine learned early in life it's hard to get ahead when you start with nothing. She hoped serving as a surrogate would allow her to not only help a friend, but jump-start living her own dreams.Â Jonah Rollins always considered himself a loyal friend and an honorable man - until he made a decision that destroyed a long-standing friendship and eventually his marriage.Â When life threw her a curveball, Abby did the only thing she knew how to: the right thing. Her life might look a whole lot different than she imagined, but she wouldn't have it any other way.Â Now, five years later, the past has come calling. Life has presented Abby with an even bigger challenge: one that will test her capacity to forgive...or force her to close her heart forever.Â But Abby and Jonah just might discover there are no bounds to how wide her heart can open or how deep his love can run.
Â©2018 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2018 Cynthia Rutledge
The happiest day of Payton Lambert's life was the day she graduated high school and watched Bald Knob, Kentucky, get smaller and smaller in her rearview mirror. She wanted more for her life than a tiny town where everyone knows your business and you can't find a decent cup of coffee for at least 40 miles. Twelve years later an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night has her packing up her life in Chicago and racing back home to the one person she ever regretted leaving behind. Upon her return she sees that Leo Hudson, the scrawny boy who had followed Payton around like a puppy and could recite cow insemination facts in his sleep, is long gone. Leo is still hot on her heels, but now he's wearing a sheriff badge and dead set on solving a murder that may or may not involve Payton, along with half the town. In a town where the biggest crime happened the day someone kicked a few of his cows, people are pointing fingers, rumors are spreading like wildfire, and Payton swears she's only making out with the sweet-talking, studly sheriff to distract him from the secrets she's keeping. When you've been tased, peed on by a yippy dog named Bo Jangles, and can't stop picturing what Sheriff Hudson looks like naked, it will be a tough job making everyone agree that Jed had to die.
Â©2016 Tara Sivec (P)2016 Audiobooks.com Publishing
Life hasn't been quite the same for computer engineer Island Chaptal since March, when an OCD-ridden professional killer burst into her life to clean her bedroom and take her on a global chase for a legendary diamond. Sadly, the (hit) man doesn't just break bones; he breaks hearts, too. Since then, Island has found solace in Alex - the perfect boyfriend - and Ruby, a software project about to revolutionize online banking security...for the worse. When Island's boss is found dead after allegedly using Ruby to steal a vast fortune, it's up to her to clear his name and recover the money. Someone else wants answers, though, and this time, Island might be in over her head. From New York to ZÃ¼rich, it's going to take the return of a cleaning expert, a mini-octopus, and Island's wits to beat Ruby. All while deciding whether to trust a man who already jilted her, or one who may have his own deadly secrets...
Â©2016 Camilla Monk (P)2016 Yaypub
If there is one city that Scarlett Bernard hates, it's Las Vegas. But when the cardinal vampire of Los Angeles convinces her to go investigate a new vampire-themed stage show, Scarlett quickly finds herself shoulder-deep in sequins, slot machines, and Old World intrigue. The show's creators are vampire celebrities Arthur and Lucy Holmwood, who once inspired characters from the original Dracula. Now, however, they have no qualms about announcing their true status to the human world, endangering the secrecy of the Old World and Scarlett's mission to keep it hidden. But before she can begin untangling the Holmwoods' motives, Scarlett also discovers that their new production has attracted more than just fans: Las Vegas's many vampires are suddenly disappearing, and rumors are flying that actual vampire hunters may have followed Arthur and Lucy to town. Now, without her allies, her bargest, or her frequent partner Jesse Cruz, Scarlett must navigate a new underworld of secrets and murders in a city where nothing is ever as it seems. And the stakes have never been higher.
Â©2017 Melissa F. Olson. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken. Reid Emory has never had reason to question his luck with the ladies. As the owner of a lethal set of aqua-blue eyes and a devastating grin, this Hollywood heartthrob always brings his A game...but lately his luck seems to have run out. The actor is in need of some help, and there's only one person he can trust to take his love life - and his career - to an explosive new level. Jordan Litwright's newest client is trying her patience. As a publicist, she's more than content to stay in the background and let others shine. But when a publicity stunt backfires, she suddenly finds herself thrust into the spotlight - as Reid's new love interest. And while other men usually overlook her, Reid is focusing in with laserlike intensity. There's no denying they have serious chemistry. But once Reid breaks into the big time, can they turn their made-for-the-media romance into a forever love?
Â©2016 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Mallory Westin was born into power. But when her family's quest for more power caused her a broken heart, she turned her back on the only life she ever knew. Now a successful owner of a security firm, she's determined to forge her own path. But sometimes one's past isn't so easy to leave behind. Mallory has to take control of the power she was destined for after discovering her politician father is involved in an assassination plot. Things only get worse as the one man she's always loved becomes a target as well. Reid Simpson had loved Mallory since they were teenagers. Then one night changed everything as she suddenly broke his heart. For years, he escaped the pain as he built his resort and casino empire. He pushed her from his mind, if not his heart. As Reid encounters increasing danger, he finds that Mallory is the one by his side trying to protect him. Can Reid and Mallory work together to uncover the assassination plot while avoiding the pain of the past? Or will they discover that love has a way of conquering all?
Â©2015 Kathleen Brooks (P)2015 Kathleen Brooks
Okay, so it starts kind of like Hart to Hart.Â Heâs March November, a self-made millionaire and former legendary hit man who now runs Struthio Security, a wholly legitimate business catering to high-end clients in serious trouble - think being in the crosshairs of a Nigerian warlord.Â He works with Island Chaptal, his girlfriend and partner. She used to be a computer engineer, but a lot of stuff happened, so now sheâs his CTO and hacks poorly protected devices and fiber-optic cables for him, which kind of sounds like she slept her way to the top, but no, actually.Â Together, Island Chaptal and Mr. November fight crime. Mostly. This time though, theyâre rescuing Joy - Islandâs BFF - who ended up in a CancÃºn jail after nearly killing her boyfriendâs side chica with a three-foot-tall birthday cake. Ancient aliens somehow get involved in this mess, and also a guy named Angel Somoza who hates sloths. Thereâs gunfights, frenetic capering from CancÃºn to Cairo, passionate sex, Roomba cats, and a lot of questionable science thrown in.Â Itâs the final chapter of the Spotless series and just another Monday for March and Island.
Â©2020 Camilla Monk (P)2020 Camilla Monk
Brand-new stories of witches and witchcraft written by popular female fantasy authors, including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Sherrilyn Kenyon writing in their own best-selling universes! These are tales of wickedness...stories of evil and cunning, written by today's women you should fear. Includes tales from Kelley Armstong, Rachel Caine, and Sherrilyn Kenyon, writing in their own best-selling universes.Â Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery will take the classic tropes of tales of witchcraft and infuse them with fresh, feminist perspective and present-day concerns - even if they're set in the past. These witches might be monstrous, or they might be heroes, depending on their own definitions. Even the kind hostess with the candy cottage thought of herself as the hero of her own story. After all, a woman's gotta eat.Â Bring out your dread.Â Copyright 2019 Kat Howard (âAn Invitation to a Burningâ); copyright 2019 by Angela Slatter (âWidowsâ Walk); copyright 2019 by Kelley Armstrong (âBlack Magic Momma: An Otherworld Storyâ); copyright 2019 by Sarah Langan (âThe Night Nurseâ); copyright 2019 by Mary SanGiovanni (âThe Memories of Treesâ); copyright 2019 by Rachel Caine (âHome: A Morganville Vampires Storyâ); copyright 2019 by Jennifer McMahon (âThe Deer Wifeâ); copyright 2019 by Kristin Dearborn (âThe Dancerâ); copyright 2019 by Hillary Monahan (âBless Your Heartâ); copyright 2019 by Ania Ahlborn (âThe Debtâ); copyright 2019 by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Madaug Kenyon (âToil & Trouble: A Dark-Hunter Hellchaser Storyâ); copyright 2019 by Tananarive Due (âLast Stop on Route Nineâ); copyright 2019 by Rachel Autumn Deering (âWhere Relics Go to Dream and Dieâ); copyright 2019 by Amber Benson (âThis Skinâ); copyright 2019 by Chesya Burke (âHaint Me Tooâ); copyright 2019 by Helen Marshall (âThe Nekrologâ); copyright 2019 by Alma Katsu (âGold Among the Blackâ); copyright 2019 by Theodora Goss (âHow to Become a Witch-Queenâ)Â
Â©2019 See above (P)2020 Tantor
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.
Â©2014 Edith Pattou. From JOEY PIGZA LOSES CONTROL Â© 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
Wishful is a Southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains books 10-12. You Were Meant for Me (Book 10) It was just supposed to be a fling, so they agreed to no last names - a decision Mitch regretted the moment he woke up to find Tess gone. When fate gives them another chance, they dive headlong back into their affair to find out whether thereâs more than simply heat. But when Tess ends up pregnant, heâll have the biggest fight of his life convincing her that their fling should be forever. A Lot like Christmas (Book 11) Hannah's waiting tables at Wishful's Dinner Belles diner and dreaming of getting an interior design business off the ground. What better way to practice and show off her skills than with some holiday decorating? Jaded Ryan, an army medic on leave, and his cantankerous great uncle Percy are desperately in need of Christmas cheer - and a referee. Can Hannah's warmth thaw these frosty hearts? Dancing Away with My Heart (Book 12) After a high school trauma hit like a ton of bricks, Lexi has spent years avoiding her best friend Zach. Now, she's back in town just in time for the high school reunion she never planned to attend.Â All she wants to do is get through this with her secret - and her heart - intact. But what if 10 years is just the right amount of time for Zach to finally get a clue?
Â©2020 Kait Nolan (P)2020 Kait Nolan
She can handle anything...except her sister marrying her ex. In Good Hope, Piper sees herself as a woman totally in control. That control frays when her sister becomes engaged to her ex. Not only is she asked to be the maid of honor, her sister wants Piper to make her wedding dress! Piper thought she was doing the right thing, keeping the real reason for that long-ago split a secret from her family. She now sees her mistake. After ditching a promising career in NYC, Anders Cross has spent the past three years crisscrossing the country, trying to find the soul heâd lost in his pursuit of success.Â When he arrives in Good Hope to visit his brother, itâs supposed to be just another pit stop. That was before Piper. As the two grow close, old lives become roadblocks to growing love. In order to embrace a future together, Piper and Anders must each confront the past. The stakes couldnât be higher. Not with lasting happiness on the line.Â Find out if confronting their past will lead to Piper and Anders finding happiness in the present by picking up your copy of this fabulous, heartfelt story today.Â Each book in the popular Good Hope series can be listened to as a stand-alone romance but once you listen to this one, you'll want to listen to them all! Dive into this binge-worthy series and discover why listeners of heartwarming romance have fallen in love with Good Hope.
Â©2020 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2020 Cynthia Rutledge
Looking to change your messy ways? Through prompts and challenges, this guided journal will help you explore your relationship with cleaning: why you hate it, what stands in your way, and how to make small changes that lead to big results down the road.Â Cleaning Sucks will help you define your own measure of success - forget about those unattainable #goals in glossy magazines and TV makeover shows. Everyone deserves a space they love, but that means something different for everyone. When inspiration does strike to get up and declutter, you'll find easy-to-accomplish tasks, ways to track new habits as they're being built, and other real-life tools to help you reach your home goals. And for when you just need a little extra motivation, Cleaning Sucks provides tips, tricks, quotes, and gentle kicks in the pants to get you off your butt and tidying up.
Â©2019 Rachel Hoffman (P)2020 Tantor
Kel Carpenter and Lucinda Dark present Book 4 in the Dark Maji series. Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Kel Carpenter LLC (P)2020 Tantor
Spend a summer with three of your favorite authors! Come to Spruce Island, off the coast of Washington, and visit Rainshadow Lodge, a rambling Victorian. Three women each spend a month there - a month that will change their lives! Old Things by Jill Barnett Catherine, divorced for almost a decade, returns to the lodge, where she'd spent summers while she was growing up. Now, all these years later, she encounters Michael, the love of her teenage life - and falls for him all over again! Private Paradise by Debbie Macomber The next month Beth shows up with her teenage son, Paul. It's their first vacation since she was widowed. She ends up sharing the place with an attractive stranger, John Livingstone, and his difficult 12-year-old, Nikki. Soon Paul and Nikki have plans for their parents.... Island Time by Susan Wiggs Then in August architect Mitch Rutherford comes to the island, where he's joined by Rosie Galvez, who's been hired to provide an environmental report. Mitch is a workaholic on a deadline while Rosie's attitude is...relaxed. But they fall in love despite - or because of - their differences. Experience the romance of That Summer Place!
Â©2015 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
"The queen of beach books" (The Star-Ledger) returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and scandalous secrets surface.
Memorial Day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket. For year-round resident Darcy Cotterill, it means late-night stargazing in the backyard of the beautiful house she grew up in and inherited from her beloved grandmother. It's also Darcy's chance to hit the beach and meet her new summertime neighbors. But the last person the thirty-year-old librarian expects to see staying next door is her ex-husband, Boyz, along with his wife, Autumn, and stepdaughter, Willow.
Darcy must also navigate the highs and lows of a new romantic relationship with local carpenter Nash Forester even as she becomes smitten with handsome vacationer Clive Rush, a musicologist in town to write a book and visit family. And she finds herself pulled into the concerns of Boyz, Autumn, a charming elderly neighbor, and an at-risk teen.
As the season nears its end, Darcy must decide her next move: retreating to the comforts of her steady and secure island life, or risking it all for a chance at true happiness.
Â©2017 Nancy Thayer (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Former SEAL sniper Cody Roberts has returned from Afghanistan with too many demons and a simple wish: to be left alone. Working for K2 Special Services, caring for the war dogs he rescued, playing his guitar - that's all he wants to do. But Cody is as protective as his nickname, "Dog", suggests. A man like that can't sit back when he realizes the beautiful veterinarian next door is being targeted by an unknown enemy. Riley Austin is desperate to find out who's poisoning her animal patients, and she's stunned by her mysterious neighbor's suggestion that it's personal. But Cody makes her feel something else, too: a powerful attraction. He insists he's no good for her, but those haunted eyes and that chiseled body tell Riley that surrendering to their mutual lust is worth the risk. And despite his conditions - no falling for each other, no regrets once it's over - she'll fight to love him just as fiercely as he'll fight to save her.
Â©2016 Sandra Owens (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In the fourth installment of Cindy Kirk's beloved Good Hope series, a ruse with an old flame grows into romance. Delphinium "Fin" Bloom returns to her hometown with one goal: get the mayor - her former flame - to approve a location shoot in Good Hope. But business turns personal when the two become entangled in a fake engagement to comfort his ailing grandmother. For Jeremy, the romantic faÃ§ade hits close to his heart. Still reeling from the way things ended between Fin and him all those years ago, he sees the fake engagement as an opportunity to get her out of his system once and for all. But instead of laying the past to rest, Jeremy quickly discovers he can't envision a life without her. Now engaged to another man, Fin had long ago given up on the dream of a life with Jeremy. Why is it, then, that her fake engagement feels more genuine than her real one? As the sleepy days of summer come to a close in Good Hope, will Fin and Jeremy give love a second chance? Or will the revelation of a devastating secret put an end to the fairy tale?
Â©2017 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Two estranged sisters reunite in an emotional novel of family, forgiveness, lost hope, and new beginnings.
They had a forever bond, until a sudden tragedy thrust them apart. Now, each at a crossroad in her own life, two sistersâ paths are about to intersect.
Broadcast journalist Julia Frank has it all: a career, an ambitious fiancÃ©, and the hard-won respect of her peers. Until a ruinous decision destroys her reputation, puts her job at risk, and sends her reeling toward the only soul left to turn to: her estranged sister, Ginny.
The owner of a clandestine supper club hidden in the Arizona desert, Ginny Frank has a lot on her plate. The last thing she wants is more drama - or the burden of nursing her younger sisterâs wounded ego. But family is family. Besides, Ginny can use the help in more ways than one, and sheâs going to make sure Julia pulls her weight.
As a tenuous reunion reopens old wounds, Julia and Ginny have no choice but to confront the pain and betrayals of the past. Will working to keep the secret supper club running be just what they need to find common ground and a path toward forgiveness, or will the increasing stress push them even further apart?
Â©2019 Nicole Meier (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Jaded army medic Ryan Malone never expected his next mission would bring him back from Afghanistan to tiny Wishful, Mississippi. His great uncle's health is failing, and the cantankerous old coot has pushed everyone in the family away. Ryan is their last resort to get Uncle Percy to move into assisted living before he breaks a hip - or something worse. He's looking to get in, get it done, and get back out. That definitely doesn't include taking time out for a sweet-faced waitress with a heart bigger than the Atlantic. Interior designer Hannah Wheeler is a long way from the high-powered clients of her old Atlanta firm. Despite the fact that she's currently spending her days waiting tables, she's discovered she really enjoys the small-town life she found with her sister. This Christmas season, she's finally ready to introduce Wishful to her true capabilities by using her skills to spread some holiday spirit. But with Ryan and Percy, she's definitely got her work cut out for her. Will Hannah's evergreen cheer thaw their frosty hearts and remind these two that the most important part of the holidays is family?
Â©2018 Kait Nolan (P)2020 Kait Nolan
The best things happen while you're acting.... The historic Madrigal theater, in the heart of downtown Wishful, is about to close its doors forever. A last ditch fund-raising effort, a production of White Christmas, is probably the only thing that could bring Tyler Edison out of retirement. She fell in love on that stage, but when Brody Jensen abandoned her, she lost the heart to sing and dance for the crowd. Maybe it's time to take that back.... It seems like pure chance when Brody's job, which has taken him all over the world, brings him back to his little hometown to oversee his boss's latest secret project. Brody's looking for closure, planning to sell the house his parents left him and finally put his past, and his memories of Tyler, behind him. What better way than to be a part of this last show? Even though his leading lady is surely long gone... Put on your dancing shoes, auditions start at six o'clock. Check out Once Upon a Setup, the companion novelette about Piper and Myles, followed by the conclusion of their story in Just For This Moment.
Â©2013 Kait Nolan (P)2017 Kait Nolan
She died protecting the man she loved. She died by his hands. And on that blood-soaked grave, vengeance grew. Quinn Darkova leads a listless existence in the dark realm. As honored guest and beloved by Mazzulah, she wants for nothing. But when Risk enters the realm to save her, the dark god can't resist a good bargain. Lazarus is not the man he once was. Consumed by his own grief, he's a beast whose sole motivation in life is getting revenge on the man who took Quinn from him. Fate isn't done with either of them. There's still one game left to play. Winner takes all, and no matter the victor, the Sirian continent will never be the same again. Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Kel Carpenter LLC (P)2020 Tantor
This audiobook collection of I Can Read! Adventure Bible books includes: Brave Queen Esther Queen Esther is brave! When she hears of an evil plan to hurt the Jews in the kingdom, the queen must go to the king and fight for her people. Will her faith and trust in God give her the courage to ask for help? Good Samaritan Ever wonder why he is called the âGoodâ Samaritan? When a Jewish man is robbed and left on the side of the road to die, who stops to help? Another Jewish man...or a Samaritan? Noahâs Voyage When God asks a good man named Noah to build an ark and put his family and two of every animal on it, Noah says, âYes!â Will Noah get the job done before the big rains come to cover the earth? Ruth and Naomi Ruth is a trustworthy and kind friend! After the death of her husband, Ruth decides to follow her mother-in-law Naomi to a strange land. Will her faith and trust prove her dedication to God and her family?Â
Â©2020 Amy McFadden and Zondervan (P)2020 Zonderkidz
Warning: Contains a sexy former Marine, a stubborn, independent woman, and an incurably romantic BFF with matchmaking tendencies. Welcome back to Wishful, Mississippi, full of eccentric characters and Southern charm, where author Kait Nolan delivers another heart-warming story of a strong, successful woman and the equally strong man who learns how to be her partner. Liam Montgomery is the last person who'd call himself a hero, but he does have a tendency to try to save the world. Now that he's left the Marine Corps and returned to Wishful, he feels out of place and unsure of what comes next. He does know one thing: The girl who used to look up to him like a brother is all grown up. No way he can see her as a little sister now. And she won't give him the time of day. Riley Gower isn't holding out for a hero. In fact, a knight in shining armor is the last thing she wants. She's been watching her mother chase that fairy tale for most of her life, with Riley the one left to pick up the pieces of unhappily ever after. Running Wishful's downtown pharmacy is a dream Riley's worked toward for years. Now that the business is finally hers, the realities of the current economy have made it seem like the dream is falling apart. So when her mother calls expecting yet another rescue, Riley feels like she's spread thinner than the last pat of butter at Sunday dinner. It's hard enough for a woman like Riley to admit she could use a hand, but mixed up with the embarrassment of a childhood crush and the devastating attraction sizzling between them? No way. Liam is determined to help, but taking down insurgents is less complicated than infiltrating Riley's defenses. This will require reinforcements. And a plan.
Â©2015 Kait Nolan (P)2018 Kait Nolan
When a fire cuts off a popular trail in the Oregon forest, a small group trapped by the flames must find another way out - or die - in Playing with Fire, an unrelenting teen-vs-nature YA thriller by New York Times best-selling author April Henry. Natalia is not the kind of girl who takes risks. Six years ago, she barely survived the house fire that killed her baby brother. Now she is cautious and always plays it safe. For months, her coworker Wyatt has begged her to come hiking with him, and Natalia finally agrees.Â But when a wildfire breaks out, blocking the trail back, a perfect sunny day quickly morphs into a nightmare. With no cell service, few supplies, and no clear way out of the burning forest, a group of strangers will have to become allies if they're going to survive. Hiking in the dark, they must deal with injuries, wild animals, and even a criminal on the lam - before the fire catches them.
Â©2021 April Henry (P)2021 Tantor
After losing his best friend to another guy, the notoriously too-confident Max Emory suddenly feels lost. He may have devastatingly good looks, an abundance of charm, and a claim to one of the biggest hotel empires around, but he has no ambition anymore. So when his fed-up friends decide they've had enough of his moping, they sign him up to be the next bachelor on the reality series Love Island. And between his pride and his forged signature on an ironclad contract, Max just can't say no. Now he's stranded in paradise with 24 women, one terrifying goat, and Becca - the breathtaking barista who already turned him down back home. The closer Max gets to Becca, the more determined he becomes to win her over. As she gets to know him better, things start heating up. But is Becca really after Max's heart - or is she after the cash prize she could claim once the cameras stop rolling?
Â©2015 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Sometimes love is right on your doorstep.Â Eliza Shaw has never met a crisis she couldn't manage. If her father thinks she's going to take his attempt at selling the family home out from underneath her, then he clearly doesn't know her at all. She'll chain herself to the banister if she has to. Kyle Kendrick doesn't have time for the hassle of an eviction. He definitely doesn't have time for Eliza Shaw's drama, even if she does look distractingly gorgeous when she's furious. His sister is arriving in Good Hope and he needs a home. Now.Â Neither Kyle nor Eliza is thrilled at the idea of sharing the house, but it's the only sensible solution. Now if they could each just stop fantasizing about their new roommate this crazy plan might just work. And if they're lucky, what started out as playing house could end up giving them the home and family they've both desperately yearned for.
Â©2017 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2017 Cynthia Rutledge
For fans of B. A. Paris and Mary Kubica comes a propulsive, twisting psychological thriller that asks, How can you save someone else if you can't save yourself? After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she's got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend sailing trip, Emily agrees - wine, water, and the man she loves? What could be better? But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift ... and Paolo is gone. A strong swimmer, there's no way Paolo drowned, but Emily is at a loss for any other explanation. Where else could he have gone? And why? As the hours and days pass by, each moment marking Paolo's disappearance, Emily's hard-won stability begins to slip. But when Emily uncovers evidence suggesting Paolo was murdered, the investigation throws her mania into overdrive, even as she becomes a person of interest in her own personal tragedy. To clear her name, Emily must find the truth - but can she hold onto her own sanity in the process?
Â©2019 R. J. Jacobs (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
From California to Colorado, the Old World is filled with complicated women, volatile creatures, and nulls with attitude. This unmissable collection includes the stories that run in between and alongside the Old World novels, allowing listeners to catch up with favorite characters and find clues about the future of this bestselling series. In the never-before-published "Boundary Blood," Allison "Lex" Luther has to accompany her injured aunt on a road trip across the country - but Katia has secrets that could prove lethal even to boundary witches. In the original short story "The Lost Girls," Corry Tanger - college freshman, null and sometimes assistant to Scarlett Bernard - has to contend with a new vampire who wants to push all the limits. It's just another day for Las Vegas healing witch Sashi Brighton (protagonist of Bloodsick), until she gets an urgent call from Los Angeles, kicking off a chain of events that will turn her life upside down in the all-new story "Powerless." Finally, "Nativity" takes us into the delivery room with series lead Scarlett Bernard, who has to juggle her null abilities, new motherhood and a very powerful surprise visitor. Featuring original bonus materials from Olson's other two series, plus fan favorites "Malediction" and "Sell-By Date," this must-have collection will cast a spell over every admirer of the Old World.
Â©2018 Melissa F. Olson (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession. Jane Morris's strange, funny, and sometimes unbelievable teaching experiences are told through a collection of short stories, essays, and artifacts including real emails from parents, students, and administrators. From the parents who blame their son's act of arson on the teacher for causing him low self-esteem, to the student who offers to teach the teacher how to sell drugs so she can pay her bills, to the administrator whose best advice is to "treat kids like sacks of shit", one story is more shocking than the next. An important audiobook for teachers and non-teachers alike, Teacher Misery paints an amusing and thoroughly entertaining picture of what has become of our education system, without detracting from the overall point that what teachers have to put up with today is complete, utter, unacceptable insanity.
Â©2016 Jane Morris (P)2018 Tantor
Island Chaptal - nerdy IT engineer by day, romance novel junkie by night - just walked into her messy New York apartment to find Mr. Right waiting for her. No, wait...Mr. Clean. A gentleman professional killer with a bad case of OCD and zero tolerance for unsorted laundry, March isn't there to kill her...yet. He wants the diamond her late mother stole for a sinister criminal organization. Island agrees to help him find it, facing the kind of adversaries who dismember first and ask questions later. Good thing she's got March to show her the ropes. And the guns. And the knives. The buttoned-up Island is soon having a blast racing from Paris to Tokyo following the clues in her mother's will, and for the first time, she's ready to get close to someone. But falling for a hit man may be the very definition of loving dangerously.
Â©2016 Camille Lemoine (P)2016 Camille Lemoine
Greer Chapin doesnât do crazy things in the name of love. Yet when no one steps up to run for mayor of Good Hope, love for her hometown takes over. That smart, sensible Greer would make an excellent mayor is a given - as is the fact that sheâll win, because sheâs running unopposed. Or so she thought. When another candidate throws his hat in the ring at the 11th hour, Greerâs world is turned upside down. Wyatt McConnell canât believe how much his life has changed. Two months ago he was working long hours as a city manager in Chicago. Then he learned that a grandfather he never knew had died and named him as his sole heir. Faster than you can say "neighbors helping neighbors" Wyatt moves to Good Hope and finds the home heâs always dreamed of. He might even have found the woman of his dreams too - if he can convince Greer not to hate him for running against her. Falling for their opponent might be irrational, but Greer and Wyatt canât resist each other. As election night nears, the reality of their situation is impossible to ignore: While there can only be one winner, both candidates are in danger of losing their hearts.
Â©2019 Cynthia R Rutledge (P)2019 Cynthia R Rutledge
That girl who got knocked up in high school. Maggie Reynolds went all the way to Los Angeles to escape that label, but she hears the whispers every time she comes home to Eden's Ridge, Tennessee. She's been burning the candle at both ends for the last 12 years, trying to make something of her herself, trying to give people something else to say about her. Porter Ingram prides himself on being a steady man, a good friend, but he's none too steady when he flies off to California because Maggie's collapsed from exhaustion and she doesn't want her sister, Pru, to worry. Not when Pru's about to have a baby any minute. What Maggie doesn't know is that she's more than just a good friend to Porter. It's an open secret he's been wearing on his sleeve for years, if she'd only see it. When Maggie's forced to take a sabbatical from work, the obvious choice is to go home to Tennessee. But there's nothing restful about just doing nothing for a doer like her. Throwing herself into getting the Eden's Ridge Artisan Guild off the ground is a natural fit for her talents, and Porter's grateful for her help. But walking in the shadows of their painful past could reveal secrets that just might destroy everything they think they know about each other.
Â©2019 Kait Nolan (P)2020 Kait Nolan
With Juri in control and everything in absolute chaos, Lela plunges into the depths of hell to free Malachi from creatures that have waited decades to exact their revenge. But the Judge has her own way of doing things, and Lela must work with Ana, the new Captain, who has a very personal mission of her own. Together, they infiltrate the most horrifying realm either has yet encountered in the Shadowlands - the bitter landscape ruled by the Mazikin. The stakes could not be higher, and Lela must accept the help - and love - of people she barely knows or trusts. As alliances and loyalties shift and she realizes the soul she came to save isn't the only one in need of rescue, can Lela summon the strength to see the fight through to the very end?
Â©2014 Sarah Fine (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
In the week since Lela returned to Rhode Island, local news has been dominated by chilling sightings of human-like creatures running on all fours. Lela knows thereâs only one explanation: The Mazikin have arrived in the land of the living. Needing to maintain the appearance of a normal life, Lela returns to Warwick High along with Malachi. At night they hunt for the Mazikin nest along with two new Guards. Jim, one rogue recruit, repeatedly challenges Lelaâs authority. Lela struggles to keep all her Guards on the right side of the law, but their mistakes come at a terrible cost. As one painful revelation follows another, and the Mazikin start targeting those closest to her, Lela finds herself more vulnerable than ever. With an enemy determined to separate soul from body, Lela must decide how much sheâs willing to sacrifice to protect those she loves.
Â©2013 Sarah Fine (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A widow at twenty-six, Primrose Bloom returns to idyllic Good Hope, Wisconsin, with her two rambunctious young boys, seeking the beauty of the lakeside landscape and the comfort of home. After the loss of her husband and her job, all she's looking for is peace. Prim is resolved not to date again until her boys are in college, but her will starts crumbling whenever she's around her former high school debate partner, Max Brody - who just happens to live in the charming cottage next door. Max has reservations of his own about giving love a second chance and is determined to keep his distance. But when the two pair up to work on the town's Fourth of July celebration, the fireworks over Green Bay aren't the only sparks flying. Are Prim and the small-town boy she left behind perfectly wrong for each other...or perfectly right?
Â©2016 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Wishful is a Southern romance series narrated for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains audiobooks four to six! Just for This Moment (audiobook four) A madcap, modern, marriage-of-convenience tale sure to leave fans begging for more. Three months after his sexy costar issued a âcooling-off periodâ to see if their onstage chemistry is real, Myles knows his attraction hasn't fizzled at all. But just as he's ready to unleash his dating A-game, he gets hit with a financial bomb that will devastate his business. The only answer? Find a woman to marry to gain access to a family trust. With six weeks left, the clock is ticking. Wish I Might (audiobook five) For graphic designer Cecily Dixon, building a successful life on her own terms, independent of her family's name and wealth, has been an all-important goal. Sheâs got one last job before taking the next step in her high-powered career - helping Reed Campbell with his struggling bookstore. The clock is ticking on Reedâs last chance to convince Cecily that his small town can support her big dreams. Turn My World Around (audiobook six) Corinne was the queen of Wishful High and a straight-up mean girl. Then karma happened. Now, sheâs back in Wishful, a single mom trying to pick up the pieces, to make a life for her son, in a town that is less than forgiving. She ignored Tucker in high school, but he seems determined to use the upcoming Dancing with the Stars style charity event to help her win the heart of the town.
Â©2018 Kait Nolan (P)2019 Kait Nolan
Known to the K2 Special Services team as Romeo, ex-Navy SEAL Jake Buchanan may spend his downtime living up to his nickname, but there's one woman who sets his heart racing like no one else can: Maria Kincaid. Unfortunately, his boss - her brother - has made it crystal clear that she's off-limits. Jake doesn't do commitment, while Maria is the type of woman who deserves a promise of forever. Yet Maria finds herself drawn to Jake, the man who stares at her with a desire she wishes he'd act on. Still haunted by her horrific childhood, Maria goes searching for the father she's never met - and stumbles into a nightmarish experience. With her life in grave danger, she reaches out to Jake, her brother's second-in-command. Jake figures he can help Maria without giving in to temptation. But some things are easier said than done.
Â©2015 Sandra Owens (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Winner of the Edgar Award, the Macavity Award, the Anthony Award, and the Barry AwardÂ for Best Paperback Original Nominated for the 2015 LA TIMES Book Prize With the compelling narrative tension and psychological complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berneyâs The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors - and the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their lives. In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual state fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivorsâ lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyattâs latest inquiry takes him back to a past heâs tried to escape - and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie house robbery that left six of his friends dead. Like Wyatt, Julianna struggles with the past - with the day her beautiful older sister, Genevieve, disappeared. When Julianna discovers that one of the original suspects has resurfaced, sheâll stop at nothing to find answers. As Wyatt's case becomes more complicated and dangerous, and Julianna seeks answers from a ghost, their obsessive quests not only stir memories of youth and first love but also begin to illuminate dark secrets of the past. But will their shared passion and obsession heal them or push them closer to the edge? Even if they find the truth, will it help them understand what happened that long and faraway gone summer? Will it set them free - or ultimately destroy them?
Â©2015 Lou Berney (P)2019 HarperAudio
Keeping this secret could cost him everything... Trinity McConnell came to Good Hope expecting to reconnect with a former colleague, not a former fling. But within hours of arriving in the picturesque small town, sheâs face-to-face with Ryder Goodhue, the man who gave her the hottest, most romantic night of her life.Â Ryder has never believed in fate, yet thereâs simply no way to explain Trinityâs appearance in Good Hope other than meant to be. Since the night they met, he hasnât been able to stop thinking about her. Now, heâs determined to show Trinity how perfect their relationship can be. The connection between Trinity and Ryder is as powerful as ever, and soon, they are swept up in a whirlwind romance. But when an orphaned 11-year-old girl with Ryderâs name on her birth certificate turns up, their newfound romance is put on hold.Â A former foster child herself, Trinity knows what itâs like to be a little girl alone in the world. Sheâs happy to help Ryder make his new daughter his top priority. But thereâs something Ryder isnât telling her. While revealing the truth could have disastrous consequences, keeping this secret could cost Ryder the one woman he canât live without.
Â©2019 Cynthia R. Rutledge (P)2019 Cynthia R. Rutledge
He remembers the heat. She remembers the heartbreak. Twenty years later do they still have a shot at love?Â When an injury puts NFL star Krew Slatteryâs future in question, he returns to his hometown of Good Hope. He plans to lay low, until he runs into Cassie Lohmeier. Krew has never forgotten the one amazing night they shared, and unfortunately for him, Cassie hasnât either.Â Cassie isnât the same love-struck girl who had her heartbroken by her high school crush. When Krew left town without even a goodbye, she was devastated and made every mistake a woman can make. But Cassie is older, wiser, and determined to leave her sordid past behind. No more excuses or distractions, and most importantly, no more men.Â But keeping Krew at a distance proves impossible once they learn heâs her daughterâs real father. Her childâs plea to spend time together over the holidays has Cassie reeling, but how can she say no? Will Krewâs return be another roadblock in her pathâ¦or an unexpected second chance at love?Â
Â©2018 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2019 Cynthia Rutledge
An heiress in hiding... For graphic designer Cecily Dixon, building a successful life on her own terms, independent of her family's name and wealth has been an all-important goal. That's why she followed her boss to tiny Wishful, Mississippi. While she's fallen in love with the town and the work being done to bring it back to life, her internship is over, and it's time to take the next power-house step in her career...somewhere else. A bookstore in trouble... Reed Campbell is Wishful born and bred. He loves his small town life, and it suits him just fine. When he needs help breathing life into his struggling bookstore, the brilliant and sexy Cecily is the last person he expects to volunteer. Since one chemistry-fueled summer weekend, she's been giving him the cold shoulder, and he can't figure out how he blew it A romance with an expiration date... Working together will start the thaw, but they both know the clock is ticking, and Cecily will be moving on. Or will she? Wishful is just the right size for Reed, but can he convince Cecily that his small town can support her big dreams?
Â©2016 Kait Nolan (P)2018 Kait Nolan
Dance Me a Dream (Book 7) As guardian to her two younger half siblings, Tara Honeycutt has forgotten what it's like to be a normal 20-something. When a major gas line breaks, leaving them with no heat, no hot water, and no way to cook for Christmas, Jace Applewhite invites Tara and her sibs out to his family's Christmas tree farm.Â Will a good old fashioned farmhouse Christmas be enough to get Tara to give him a second glance?Â See You Again (Book 8)Â Mayor Sandra Crawford has survived divorce and cancer, but she's not at all sure she'll survive the discovery that her town's benefactor is actually the man she nearly left her husband for almost 30 years ago. Gerald Peyton, III didn't fight for Sandy back in college--a decision he's regretted ever since. Now Trey's older, wiser, and determined to win the heart of the woman he's never forgotten.Â The Christmas Fountain (Book 9)Â After finding out her Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong, Mary Alice is taking a break from love to chair her favorite holiday charity. Chad thinks volunteering is the perfect way to get to know his Christmas crush. Will he manage to overcome her once bitten, twice shy caution?
Â©2019 Kait Nolan (P)2019 Kait Nolan
After a dry spell, freelance writer Jaine Austen's life is suddenly full of romance. For one thing, she's reconnected with her ex - though her cat, Prozac, isn't happy about it. And Jaine's also got a new ghostwriting gig, working on a steamy novel called Fifty Shades of Turquoise....Â Daisy Kincaid is in her 60s and heiress to a fortune. Now she wants to make a name for herself as a romance author...with a little help from Jaine, that is. As Jaine labors away on love scenes, she gets to know the wealthy woman's gentleman friend, her household staff, and her social circle - every one of whom is horrified when Daisy falls under the spell of a much younger stud named Tommy, a rude, crude lothario who's made himself a fixture in Daisy's Bel Air mansion.Â After Tommy and Daisy shock everyone by announcing their engagement, it doesn't take long for someone to stab him in the neck - with the solid gold Swiss Army knife that Daisy gave him as a gift. The challenging part is trying to narrow down the list of suspects. Jaine's going to have to put a bookmark in that love story and focus all her creative talent into untangling a tale of money and murder....
Â©2019 Laura Levine (P)2020 Tantor
Whatâs the fun in playing it safe? Rachel Grabinski is no stranger to setbacks, but she never stays down for long. When she catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman, her sunny and optimistic nature is sorely tried. Jumping into another relationship is the last thing on her mind. On the surface, successful, smooth-talking Dixon Carlyle is every womanâs dream man. But Dixonâs past holds secrets, ones that could derail the life heâs been building in Hazel Green.Â For years, heâs kept his heart safe...but that was before Rachelâs sweet nature crept under his defenses. Itâs not the right time for love for two people with wounded hearts. And trust doesnât come easy when youâve been burned before. The safest thing for Rachel and Dixon would be to walk away now...but what's the fun in playing it safe?
Â©2019 Cynthia R. Rutledge (P)2019 Cynthia R. Rutledge
It's 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts. The Civil War has taken its toll on the town - leaving the economy in ruin and its women in dire straits. That is, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand: he seeks high-minded women who can exert an elevating influence in Seattle, where there are ten men for every woman. Mail-order brides, yes, but of a certain caliber. Schoolmarmish Josephine, tough-as-nails Dovey, and pious perfectionist Sophronia see their chance to exchange their bleak prospects for new lives. But the very troubles that sent them running from Lowell follow them to the muddy streets of Seattle, and the friendships forged on the cross-country trek are tested at every turn. Just when the journey seems to lead only to ruin, an encounter with a famous suffragist could be their salvation. But to survive both an untamed new landscape and their pasts, they'll need all their strength - and one another.
Â©2016 Libbie Hawker (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"Itâs hard to overstate the importance of this gorgeous, harrowing, heartbreaking book, which tackles sexual violence and its aftermath while also articulating the singular pain of knowing - or loving, or caring for, or having a history with - oneâs rapist. Vanasco is whip-smart and tender, open and ruthless; she is the perfect guide through the minefield of her trauma, and ours."--Carmen Maria Machado in Bustle
A Most Anticipated Book of Fall at Time, NYLON, Bustle, Pacific Standard, The Millions, Publishers Weekly, Chicago Tribune and more!
Jeannie Vanasco has had the same nightmare since she was a teenager. She startles awake, saying his name. It is always about him: one of her closest high school friends, a boy named Mark. A boy who raped her.
When her nightmares worsen, Jeannie decides - after fourteen years of silence - to reach out to Mark. He agrees to talk on the record and meet in person. "It's the least I can do," he says.
Jeannie details her friendship with Mark before and after the assault, asking the brave and urgent question: Is it possible for a good person to commit a terrible act? Jeannie interviews Mark, exploring how rape has impacted his life as well as her own. She examines the language surrounding sexual assault and pushes against its confines, contributing to and deepening the #MeToo discussion.
Exacting and courageous, Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl is part memoir, part true crime record, and part testament to the strength of female friendships - a recounting and reckoning that will inspire us to ask harder questions and interrogate our biases. Jeannie Vanasco examines and dismantles long-held myths of victimhood, discovering grace and power in this genre-bending investigation into the trauma of sexual violence.
Â©2019 Jeannie Vanasco (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Ami and Beck would rather forget the past, but this Christmas of love is one to remember. Amaryllis "Ami" Bloom's cheerful smile greets everyone in Good Hope, Wisconsin. But her merry faÃ§ade hides a dark secret she won't ever forget. Still, she throws herself into celebrating Christmas - and convinces her handsome, and stubborn, new neighbor to join her. Beckett Cross, however, is determined not to celebrate the holidays. He moved to Good Hope to leave behind reminders of how he'd had it all...and lost everything. But it's hard to resist the adorable Ami, the designated keeper of the small town's holiday traditions, when she asks for help with the 12 Nights celebration. And Ami has a hard time resisting Beck's soft Southern drawl and gentle eyes. Will a Christmas miracle give them a second chance at love and the hope to heal both of their hearts for good?
Â©2015 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A "mother of the groom" billionaire romance for the wishful wedding of the year. Mayor Sandra Crawford has survived divorce. She's survived cancer. But she's not at all sure she'll survive the discovery that her town's billionaire philanthropist benefactor is actually the man she nearly left her husband for, almost 30 years ago. Gerald Peyton III didn't fight for Sandy back in college - a decision he's regretted ever since. Now, Trey's older, wiser, and determined to win the heart of the woman he's never forgotten. When they wake up married in Vegas, Sandy chalks it up to a reckless mistake, but Trey's not willing to let her go so easily. Can he convince her to give their marriage a legitimate chance, or will she let him go for good this time? Author interview Q: What makes the Wishful series special? Wishful is a collection of southern romance novels honoring my Mississippi roots. When I started the series, I set out to highlight everything that I love about living in the small town South - all our quirks, foibles, and dreams provide a fabulous (and often funny) backdrop to contemporary romances about stubborn, independent women and the men who love them. Q: Who would dig these books? Wishful is a southern romance series for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! Many of my fans also enjoy the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristan Higgins, Melanie Shawn, Ava Miles, and Jill Shalvis. Q: What order should I read the books in? This southern romance series has been written so that each story is a stand-alone that wraps up with a happily ever after by the end. That said, if you want to read (or listen to) them in chronological order, I suggest this: To Get Me to You Be Careful, It's My Heart Know Me Well Just for This Moment Wish I Might Turn My World Around Dance Me a Dream See You Again Q: Are there crossovers with other series? Yes! My Meet Cute Romance series of novelettes includes two Wishful stories: "Once upon a Coffee" and "Once upon a Setup". My Wishing for a Hero series takes a look at the more suspenseful side of Wishful.
Â©2017 Kait Nolan (P)2019 Kait Nolan
Inspired by Abbie Hoffman's radical classic, Steal This Book, author Alexandra Styron's stirring call for resistance and citizen activism will be clearly heard by young people who don't accept "it is what it is", who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece of the American pie, and who know that the future of the planet is now. Styron's irreverent and informative primer on how to make a difference is organized into three sections: The Why, The What, and The How. The book opens with a personal essay and a historic look at civil disobedience and teenage activism in America. That's followed by a deep dive into several key issues: climate change, racial justice, women's rights, LGBTQIA rights, immigration, religious understanding, and intersectionality. Each chapter includes a summary of key questions, interviews with movers and shakers - from celebrities to youth activists - and spotlights on progressive organizations. The book's final section is packed with how-to advice on ways to engage, from group activities such as organizing, marching, rallying, and petitioning to individual actions like voting with your wallet, volunteering, talking with relatives with different viewpoints, and using social activism to get out a progressive message.
Â©2018 Alexandra Styron (P)2018 Tantor
I'm thrilled to be the maid of honor in my friend's wedding, but the best man, Andrew McCormick, is a chauvinistic pig with a god complex. And I can't stop kissing him in closets. (Don't ask.) He's the brother of the groom and the CEO of my biggest mystery shopping account, but suddenly he's refusing to be in the wedding. He won't talk about it. Won't see reason. He's such a man. And he still won't stop kissing me in random closets. (Thank goodness.) I'm a fixer. That's what I do. I can fix anything if given the chance. But when the game is fixed, there's only so much I can do. The ball's in his court now. Game on.
Â©2015 Julia Kent (P)2016 Julia Kent
A collection of the journals, fiction, and letters of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends will help to tell Estherâs story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.
Â©2014 Lori and Wayne Earl (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Dutton Childrenâs Books, a division of Penguin Young Readerâs Group, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.
Two Truths and a Lie Cornelia âNellâ Ambrose is happy to have kissed her past good-bye. True. Sheâs worked hard to forge a new, normal life for herself as an attorney in Hazel Green. True. Nell is 100 percent happy on her own and not at all interested in getting serious with the townâs most eligible bachelor, Leo Pomeroy. Lie. Mayor Leo Pomeroy has devoted his life to helping the people of Hazel Green and pleasing his prominent family - a family currently caught up in a political scandal. Though innocent, itâs up to Leo to restore their good name. Heâs convinced Nell is the perfect woman to help him do that. Smart, beautiful, and kind, Nell has become a pillar of the Hazel Green community. While his parents caution she isnât cut out to be a âpolitical wifeâ, Nell is the only woman Leo wants by his side.Â Leoâs parents arenât the only ones with concerns. Nell has her own reasons for resisting her feelings for Leo. No one knows about her life prior to Hazel Green, and when shadows of that life suddenly reappear, everything Nell has come to love could be in jeopardy.Â Revealing her most closely guarded secret could bring her one step closer to freedom - or cost her the one man she canât do without.Â
Â©2018 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2018 Cynthia Rutledge
Scarlett Bernard is used to cleaning up messes. As a human who cancels out any magic around her, Scarlett's job is to keep the supernatural world hidden - at any cost. But on the eve of the Vampire Trials, a two-day tribunal that allows the otherworldly community to air their grievances, Scarlett receives a blood-soaked message from Molly, her estranged former roommate. Molly, a vampire, had been living with 12 human college students...and in one terrible night, she slaughtered them all. Scarlett believes Molly's been set up, but no one else in the Old World agrees with her. Meanwhile, the true perpetrator is determined to make sure Molly goes on trial for the massacre - and the penalty is death. With less than two days to prove her friend's innocence, Scarlett calls on former LAPD detective Jesse Cruz to help her dig into Molly's past. But no one - Molly included - wants Scarlett and Jesse to bring the terrible truth to light.
Â©2017 Melissa F. Olson (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The McCaffertys: Slade Slade McCafferty was a bachelor through and through - too busy raising hell to settle down. Case in point: fifteen years ago daredevil Slade had taken wild child Jamie Parsonsâs innocence, and then had broken her heart. But Jamie is back in town, a lawyer, all confidence and polished professionalism. And seeing her again is setting off a tidal wave of emotions Slade thought heâd dammed up ages ago. Back then, as now, thereâd been something about Jamie that made Slade ache for more. A hell of a lot moreâ¦ The McCaffertys: Randi Is hiding the identity of her childâs father worth risking her life? Randi McCafferty seems to think so, but investigator Kurt Striker is hell-bent on changing her mind. Hired by her well-meaning but overbearing brothers to keep Randi and her son safe, Kurt knows the only way to eliminate the danger is to reveal Randiâs darkest secretâ¦any way he can. Yet when protection leads to desire, will Randi and Kurtâs explosive affair leave them vulnerable to the threats whispering in the shadows?
Â©2012 Lisa Jackson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Everyone in Bell Harbor thinks career-minded plastic surgeon Evelyn Rhoades needs a husband. Everyone, that is, except for Evelynâ¦sort of. Even if she did want a husband (which she doesnâtâ¦most of the time), sheâd never let something as intangible as fate determine who she marries. No, if sheâs going to find someone to spend her life with, sheâll do it scientifically: With a carefully crafted list of criteria and an Internet dating site. But when intoxicated, law-breaking Tyler Connelly crashes into her life by way of a stolen Jet Ski, unruly emotions defy common sense. Sure, heâs sexy, charming, and determined to win Evelynâs affection, but all evidence points to him being the worst possible choice. Heâs too young for her. Too irresponsible. Too underemployed. And, oh yeah, heâs her patient. But Tyler knows firsthand how the best-laid plans can crumble under the weight of destiny. Now all he needs to do is to teach Evelyn that, in matters of the heart, love often supersedes logic.
Â©2014 Tracy Brogan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Hart of Dixie meets Chesapeake Shores. Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains Books 1-3. TO GET ME TO YOU (Book 1)Â A David vs. Goliath story with a side of sweet tea.Â Wishful, MS, is Cam's hometown. He's not sure a city girl like Norah can understand the place well enough to help him save it from the corporate big-box store threatening to set up shop. She's determined, though. She's falling hard for the charms of town - and the man. But even if they send the suits packing, can she really give up her corner office for a corner booth a the local diner? KNOW ME WELL (Book 2)Â Heroes need not apply. Riley Gower is no stranger to hard work. She's queen of Doing All The Things - solo. And that's exactly how she likes it. She's not holding out for a hero. When disaster strikes her business, former Marine Liam Montgomery jumps in to help - whether she likes it or not. Will they be able to work through their complicated past to save the pharmacy before she's forced to close its doors forever?Â BE CAREFUL, IT'S MY HEART (Book 3)Â The best things happen while you're acting.... The historic Madrigal theater, in the heart of downtown Wishful, is about to close its doors forever. A last ditch fund-raising effort, a production of White Christmas is probably the only thing that could bring Tyler Edison back to the stage after all these years. Little does she know that the leading man who broke her heart just blew back into town. Auditions start at six o'clock.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Â©2016 Kait Nolan (P)2018 Kait Nolan
In the first few years of the twentieth century, inventors discovered how to soar into the sky. This breathtaking true story is about two men who, on one fateful weekend, tried to show the world a way back down. It was early February 1912, and Franz Reichelt, a Paris tailor, and Rodman Law, a self-described âprofessional jackassâ from New York, were poised, respectively, on the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, ready to deploy an experimental parachute. In bat wings and bundled linen, they were almost certain their contraptions would work. Here is the tale of their inspirations and their pluck - and what happened next. Jump! is part of Inventions: Untold Stories of the Beautiful Era, a collection of incredible true stories from the belle epoque, an age of innovation, daring, bluster, and beauty when anything seemed possible. Each piece can be read, listened to, and marveled at in a single sitting.
Â©2019 Daniel Engber (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Alex Gentry doesn't scare easily. Working as an undercover FBI agent in the biker bar he and his brothers co-own, he hangs with deadly criminals in order to gather information. Danger is just part of the family business. But one thing has him terrified: his attraction to Madison Parker. Madison is the cousin of Ramon Alonzo, son and second in command to a notorious drug lord Alex is trying to bust. Alex has befriended Ramon as part of his cover, and Madison has unknowingly become his informant. Falling for her could risk this case - and both their lives. All Madison wants is to get her new bookstore business off the ground, and for her creepy cousin Ramon - to whom she's unfortunately indebted - to leave her alone. If she could only stop fantasizing about his mysterious new friend, Alex... As the Alonzo cartel investigation heats up, so does their relationship. But will the secrets they're keeping tear them apart - or get them both killed?
Â©2017 Sandra Owens (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
On the wrong end of a bad business deal, Honor Knight tries to flee the US and instead finds herself the victim of a kidnapping. Judd Raven has been hired by Honor's father and brother to bring her home. He's been warned that she's a pathological liar and Honor must convince him that the men who hired him are cold-hearted killers. Can she crack Judd's rock-hard exterior before it's too late?
Â©1983 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2020 Tantor
She had to leave him to save her father.Â He had to leave her to save his heart.Â When Jenny Sutton arrives in British-occupied Manhattan to tend to her dying father, she finds herself entangled in the Patriot spy network - and on the verge of being hanged as a spy.Â The marriage proposal of a British officer is her only hope of escaping the gallows, but it presents Jenny with a devil's bargain: if she accepts the proposal and lives, she'll be separated from Andrew - the man she loves but thought sheâd left behind forever when she went to her father.Â Desperate to join and protect his beloved Jenny, Andrew Wentworth agrees to deliver messages to the Patriot troops on his journey to New York. When he finally reaches Jenny, he's shattered to learn of her engagementâ¦but channels his despair into determination and vows to fight to the death for the Patriot cause.Â As the devastation and heartbreak of war rages around them, Jenny and Andrew must find the courage to fight for their new country's freedom - and their own eternal love.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Â©2018 Elizabeth Meyette (P)2018 Elizabeth Meyette
Capturing in rich detail the freewheeling '60s, One Minus One explores a young womanâs journey toward self-realization following a painful divorce. In 1969, 30-year-old Emily Bean moves to a town in New Hampshireâs coastal region to take a job as a high-school teacher. Struggling with the challenges of single life and still in love with her ex-husband, David, Emily attracts the attention of local radio personality Warren, and also Cliff, the head of the high-school English department, who might perhaps take Davidâs place in her life. Just as the town must inevitably change with the times, Emily must try to make a new future even as she longs to recapture the past. Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published from 1960 to 2000. Each book is personally selected by NPR commentator and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading.
Â©1971 Ruth Doan MacDougall (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Armed with only a journal and a promise, soldier Ian Carlisle returns home to fulfill his friend's dying wish: to find the man's daughter and read her his journal, one page at a time. The woman he finds in River Rock, Missouri, is just as warmhearted, artistic, and feisty as her father described. Ian had fallen in love with Charlee McKinley before he even met her, but he has no idea if she'll ever return his feelings. Charlee loved her father - but she didn't like him very much. Regimental and strict, Major Mack never approved of his daughter's choices. So when a down-on-his-luck soldier arrives on Charlee's doorstep, she'll give him the benefit of the doubt, but not her heart. It isn't until he starts reading to her that the beautiful, touching words begin to unlock something deep inside. But when Ian reveals a secret that shakes Charlee to her core, will she close herself off to love out of fear?
Â©2015 Heather Burch (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From the internationally bestselling author Catherine McKenzie comes an evocative tale of two women navigating the secrets and lies at the heart of a wildfire threatening their town. After a decadelong career combating wildfires, Elizabeth has traded in her former life for a quieter one with her husband. Now she works as the local arson investigator in a beautiful, quaint town in the Rockies. But that tranquil life vanishes when she and her husband agree to divorce and a fire in nearby Cooper Basin begins to spread rapidly. For Elizabeth, containing a raging wildfire is easier than accepting that her marriage has failed. For Elizabeth's ex-friend Mindy, who feels disconnected from her husband and teenage children, the fire represents a chance to find a new purpose: helping a man who has lost his home to the blaze. But her faith is shattered by a shocking accusation. As the encroaching inferno threatens the town's residents, Elizabeth and Mindy must discover what will be lost in the fire, and what will be saved.
Â©2015 Catherine McKenzie (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The average person checks email 77 times a day, sends and receives more than 122 email messages a day, and spends 28 percent or more of their workweek managing a constant influx of email. Even when we're away from work, checking email is the most popular activity we engage in on our mobile devices, outranking even browsing the web or social networks. Email is an incredibly powerful and essential tool for doing our daily work, but it has become a near-constant source of frustration, anxiety, and distraction from our work. We have reached a tipping point where "email overload" is no longer a unique problem - it is everyone's problem. So how can we solve it? With Unsubscribe, Jocelyn K. Glei, founding editor of Behance's 99U and author of Manage Your Day-to-Day shows listeners how to repair their relationship with email, transforming it from a constant source of distraction into a productive tool again. She explains how and why email is so overwhelming and addicting, and lays out strategies for limiting the energy you spend on email by setting meaningful work goals, clarifying which people and messages truly matter, and creating a daily work routine that aligns with your natural creative rhythms. Through her actionable, thoughtful advice, Glei will help you to: Stop letting email dictate your mood, your focus, and your to-do list Process your inbox efficiently based on what and who really matters to you Dispatch excess email without guilt Compose messages that get people to take action Deliver criticism in an effective, considerate way Establish boundaries that allow you to engage in more meaningful work. With activities and style checklists, Unsubscribe makes the task of learning how to manage email easy, approachable, and fun. What's more, by completely transforming the way we relate to our inboxes, it helps us make room in our lives for more meaningful work and more creativity.
Â©2016 Jocelyn K. Glei. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
2018 RITAÂ® Award Winner, Best Contemporary Romance - Short Professor Audrey Graham shouldn't be alive. But she didn't walk away from the accident that should've taken her life. She shouldn't have ever walked again, according to the doctors. But after two years of physical therapy and countless surgeries, she's got a second lease on life. First stop? Camp Firefly Falls to try and catch up on some of the living she never did before her accident.Â Firefighter Hudson Lowell shouldn't be alive. In the wake of losing two members of his team in a structure fire gone wrong, he's been unable to work, unable to pull himself out of the survivor's guilt. In a last-ditch effort to snap him out of it, his family surprises him with a two-week reunion session at Camp Firefly Falls, a reminder of a simpler, better time. The last thing he expects to find is the woman he helped cut out of a snarled-up wreck of a car two years before. As sparks ignite between rescuer and rescuee, Audrey finally gets the chance to repay her hero. But can she convince this proud, stubborn man that life is still worth living? Or, will Hudson let this chance at happiness slip through his fingers?
Â©2018 Kait Nolan (P)2020 Kait Nolan
After the events of Shadow Hunt (and the short story "Nativity," found in Companion Pieces), Los Angeles null Scarlett Bernard finds herself more out of her depth than ever before. Cleaning up crime scenes and juggling supernatural politics is hard enough, but now Scarlett must face changes to every part of her personal and professional lives. What happens when the world's most powerful null goes on parental leave? And what will the Old World have waiting for her when she comes back? This novel-length story is structured as diary entries, recorded by Scarlett as she faces her most terrifying trial yet: motherhood.
Â©2020 Melissa F. Olson. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A perfect match or a perfect mess? Katie Ruth Crewes has spent her life trying to be Good Hopeâs good girl. Well, maybe not her whole life. After the scandal involving her parents made high school a nightmare it was only natural Katie Ruth would rebel. But those wild days are in the past and thatâs where Katie Ruth intends to keep them. Now sheâs devoted to her friends, her volunteer work, and recently to a handsome, young minister. Pastor Dan Marshall knows a lot about many things, but he knows nothing about women. He was blindsided when his fiancÃ©e left him last year and heâs never known how to talk to his little sister, Oaklee, the family hellion. Then thereâs Katie Ruth. To Dan, she is the ideal woman: smart, caring, and honest. He knows sheâs his perfect partner, he just doesnât know what to do about it. Katie Ruth does a lot for the church, and Dan canât risk any impropriety - no matter how much heâs tempted.... When Oaklee suddenly appears on Danâs doorstep, his well-ordered life receives a well-timed shake up. Perhaps his outrageous sister isnât as different from him as he believes. She certainly has good advice when it comes to Katie Ruth, who Dan is falling more in love with every day. But Oaklee isnât the only shock to hit Good Hope. When a secret from Katie Ruthâs past comes to light, she and Dan will have to decide how far they are willing to go to save their piece of paradise.
Â©2019 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2019 Cynthia Rutledge
From the New York Times best-selling author of There Was an Old Woman comes a novel about a professional organizer with a deadly problem she may not be able to clean up. Emily Harlow is a professional organizer who helps people declutter their lives; sheâs married to man who canât drive past a yard sale without stopping. Heâs filled their basement, attic, and garage with his finds.Â Like other professionals who make a living decluttering peoplesâ lives, Emily has devised a set of ironclad rules. When working with couples, she makes clear that the client is only allowed to declutter his or her own stuff. That stipulation has kept Emilyâs own marriage together these past few years. Sheâd love nothing better than to toss out all her husbandâs crap. He says heâs a collector. Emily knows better - heâs a hoarder. The larger his âcollectionâ becomes, the deeper the distance grows between Emily and the man she married. Luckily, Emilyâs got two new clients to distract herself: an elderly widow whose husband left behind a storage unit she didnât know existed, and a young wife whose husband wonât allow her stuff into their house. Emilyâs initial meeting with the young wife takes a detour when, after too much wine, the women end up fantasizing about how much more pleasant life would be without their collecting spouses.Â But the next day Emily finds herself in a mess that might be too big for her to clean up. Careful what you wish for, the old adage says...now Emily might lose her freedom, her marriage...and possibly her life.Â
Â©2019 Hallie Ephron (P)2019 HarperAudio
Welcome, neighbor! Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who's been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn't know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course. We know where you live.... After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie's stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly.
Â©2016 Catherine McKenzie. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A madcap modern marriage of convenience tale sure to leave fans begging for more. Maybe there hasn't been actual blood, other than a few paper cuts, but Myles has put plenty of sweat into his independent, local newspaper, and he's even willing to admit to a few manly tears. Certainly, the paper has been his mistress since he moved to the small town of Wishful, Mississippi, and he doesn't feel it's hyperbolic in the least to say it owns a piece of his soul. He's building his dream, independent of the life laid out for him by his family, and that means everything. There's nothing he wouldn't do to ensure its success.Â Â Piper fell hard for Myles when they co-stared in the production of "White Christmas" that saved Wishful's historic Madrigal Theater. Not in love, she's careful to remind herself, but into very serious like, and certainly outrageous, chemistry-fueled attraction. But Piper knows that the bright lights of the stage can wreak havoc with perspective. She's been burnt by them before, when an on-stage passion fizzled into disappointment and heartache. That's why she put on the brakes with Myles, and she admits to herself that the fact that he played by her rules and waited only adds to his appeal.Â Â When Myles tells her that a major investor is pulling out of the paper, leaving him with a huge loan to repay or lose his control over what he's built, Piper is devastated for him. But when he jokingly admits that the best option he's come up with is to marry a showgirl to gain access to a trust fund, well, that just sounds like a plan to Piper. After all, why not take this great guy on marriage test drive? He's worth having just for this moment, however long it lasts. But as their fake marriage turns alarmingly real, they'll have to decide if they're in it for the moment or forever.Â Â Welcome to Wishful, Mississippi, a small town with big hearts, where folks come together to make their dreams come true.
Â©2016 Kait Nolan (P)2018 Kait Nolan
In the second installment of Susan McBride's Debutante Dropout mystery series, Dallas heiress Andrea Kendricks must expose a high-society assassin...before she becomes the killer's next target. Website designer and high-society rebel Andrea Kendricks would never have gotten involved with ego-in-pumps lifestyle hostess Marilee Mabry if it weren't for the underhanded machinations of Andy's upper-crust mama. But thanks to Mother Cissy, Andy's donning designer duds to attend a launch party at the intolerable domestic diva's new Dallas TV studio - and she's on hand to witness the celebration site go up in flames! Then Andy finds Marilee's daughter, seemingly lifeless. Even though iron-willed Cissy isn't about to let her social calendar be upset by minor inconveniences like arson and possibly murder, her sometime-sleuthing daughter's got a more pressing engagement - namely, hunting down the culprit behind some very foul play. But there are more than a few nasty messes tucked away in the Mabry closet - and a craven assassin who has the Big D elite quaking in their cowboy boots may soon be burying Andy in hers!
Â©2005 Susan McBride (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
From Elizabeth LaBan, the acclaimed author of The Restaurant Critic's Wife, comes a captivating and very funny novel about a wife and mother's fall from grace, and why keeping up appearances is not her biggest secret.
Tabitha Brewer wakes up one morning to find her husband gone, leaving her no way to support herself and their two children, never mind their upscale Philadelphia lifestyle. She'd confess her situation to her friends - if it wasn't for those dreadful words of warning in his goodbye note: "I'll tell them what you did."
Instead, she does her best to keep up appearances, even as months pass and she can barely put food on the table - much less replace a light bulb. While she looks for a job, she lives in fear that someone will see her stuffing toilet paper into her handbag or pinching basil from a neighbor's window box.
Soon, blindsided by catastrophe, surprised by romance, and stunned by the kindness of a stranger, Tabitha realizes she can't keep her secrets forever. Sooner or later, someone is bound to figure out that her life is far from perfect.
Â©2018 Elizabeth LaBan (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Reunion Prom? Is this really a thing? In Wishful it is. Lexi Morales never imagined her life would turn into the premise for an 1980s teen movie. But when her big high school trauma hit like a ton of bricks, she spent the next decade trying to hide the truth. After years of careful avoidance, she's back in town to care for her injured mother, just in time for the high school reunion she never planned to attend - a reunion that evokes memories she's tried to forget.Â Wishful's friendly neighborhood photographer, Zach Warren, has no idea why he and his best friend drifted apart. But from the first, flashbulb moment he sees Lexi all grown up, she's all he can think about - and his thoughts keep straying right out of the friendzone. Zachâs offer of temporary employment while sheâs in town should be a perfect fit, but acting like she's never thought of him as more than a friend turns out to be harder than Lexi ever expected. All she wants to do is get through this with her secret - and her heart - intact. One thing's for sure: Lexi is not going to this prom.Â But what if 10 years is just the right amount of time for Zach to finally get a clue?
Â©2019 Kait Nolan (P)2020 Kait Nolan
From neighbors to friends to lovers? All the makings of a risky second-chance romance by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Brogan. Since Carli Lancaster's divorce, she's worked hard to keep life as normal as possible for her daughters. When she lands a job as cohost of a local morning show, it looks like a fresh start. So does the arrival of a handsome new neighbor, who has more in common with Carli than just a property line. Ben Chase is also new to single parenthood. And like Carli, he's focused on the future. From navigating neighborhood gossip to decorating for holidays to reaching out in times of trouble, they quickly learn to rely on each other. Just like a couple but without the complications of coupling! Sure, there's attraction. They're only human. But they're also friends, and who wants to ruin a perfect relationship with romance? They're both thinking about adding some perks, though, and even if their new normal isn't perfect, it's definitely somewhere in the neighborhood.
Â©2020 Tracy Brogan (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Perpetually foiled romance heroine Island Chaptal and reformed cleaning expert March - or is it Mr. November? - are enjoying a pleasant break in South Africa, after brushing with death in the inhospitable and platypus-infested mountains of Liechtenstein. That is, until a commercial flight disintegrates over the Atlantic, killing hundreds, and Island's supervillain dad makes the news as the mastermind behind the attack. Old Lion Dries is now on the run, and he calls upon his last ally - and favorite disciple - March. From the streets of Venice to the turquoise waters of French Polynesia, March and Island embark on a deadly race against the clock to find out what secrets lie behind Dries's downfall, and stop the mysterious Crystal Whisperer before it's too late. This time, though, there might just be no winning against futuristic weapons, CIA agents, Roomba cats, (reluctantly) evil henchmen, and dads who won't let you get your groove on, dammit!
Â©2016 Camilla Monk (P)2016 Camilla Monk
Zander Keller survived an addiction recovery center and being on reality TV, but he should never have agreed to do an undercover boss stunt to help his father. The beautiful manager of the southern bed and breakfast makes him laugh and forget his troubles, until she tries to solve his commitment issues like every woman has since his mother's murder. Trin Dean has no intention of becoming besotted with Zander like every other red-blooded female who watched him on television. But when he begins helping out at her bed and breakfast, she discovers the true Zander, who has overcome losing his mother and an alcohol addiction. Can she risk falling for him and jeopardize her job and her home?
Â©2016 Cami Checketts (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Looking for a family she never knew... She finds a love she never expected.
For Kinsey Landon, learning that she has three brothers was the shock of a lifetime. Finding out her brothers are the owners of the biker bar took shock to a whole new level. She goes to Aces & Eights, and deciding against introductions, Kinsey leaves - but not before locking eyes with a man so sexy he could make a saint want to sin. When he shows up at Kinsey's job and invites her to lunch, she sees it as an opportunity to learn about her brothers, not to mention spending time with a handsome man. But there's more than good looks to Rand. A sadness so deep, she's not sure anything can heal him. Not even love.
FBI agent Rand Stevens is outside his comfort zone. Undercover as a hard-living biker who co-owns the bar is testing his acting skills. But pretending he's not attracted to the Gentry brothers' kid sister will earn him an Academy Award...if he could ignore the attraction. The heat between Rand and Kinsey is explosive but Rand doesn't want a relationship. The breakup of his marriage hurt, but the death of his little girl left him broken, and he won't risk heartbreak again. Even though Kinsey makes him feel alive again, he ignores his feelings for her...until the unthinkable happens. Now Rand only has one chance to save Kinsey...before it's too late.
Â©2018 Sandra Owens (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The first time Penny Hayden and Sam Roberts met as teenagers, she stormed off in an outraged huff. The second time, nine years later, she hauled off and kicked him in the shin! It was then that Penny's grandfather knew they were a match made in heaven.... Oh, sure, Penny said that Sam was an insensitive jerk. And Sam insisted that he didn't need anyone in his perfectly solitary life. But her grandfather could read between the denials. And even if it was the last thing he accomplished, he vowed they would fall in love!
Â©1994 Sherryl Woods (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A Small Town Southern Romance Jace Applewhite is home for the holidays, helping out on his family's Christmas tree farm and enjoying some much needed downtime between semesters of grad school. He's intrigued by the sexy and serious barista from The Daily Grind, but she's got a "hand's off" vibe that can be seen from miles away. Tara Honeycutt missed most of her college years being single parent to her two younger half siblings. Working multiple jobs, she's forgotten what it's like to be a normal 20-something. All her focus is on giving the kids some new holiday memories.Â When a major gas line breaks, leaving them with no heat, no hot water, and no way to cook for Christmas, Jace invites Tara and her sibs out to Applewhite Farms. Will a good, old-fashioned farmhouse Christmas be enough to get Tara to give him a second glance?
Â©2015 Kait Nolan (P)2018 Kait Nolan
He's waiting for you... Under a blanket of snow, surrounded by dark woods and a frozen sea, lies an ogre's castle. There lives a little princess, trapped in the maze of her own mind. On a battlefield where the past meets the present stand a fairy godmother and a pirate, an old ice cream man and a knight in shining clean armor... The clock is ticking fast, and to pierce the ogre's secrets and defeat him, Island Chaptal will have to fight to remember...and stay alive. Can the Lions and the Roomba cats be stopped before it's too late?
Â©2017 Camilla Monk (P)2017 Camilla Monk
When his best friend and fellow Navy SEAL, Evan Prescott, died in his arms on the battlefield, Logan Kincaid gave his word to watch over Evan's widow. But for two years he kept his distance...torn between honoring his solemn vow and succumbing to his secret love for his fallen comrade's wife. But when Dani Prescott desperately reaches out to Logan for the help only he can give, he rushes to her side - determined to fight for her safety as fiercely as he fights against his own buried desire. Someone claiming to be her husband is stalking Dani and her infant daughter, making them virtually prisoners in their remote country home. Logan's elite military training and high-risk security expertise have outmatched more dangerous enemies. But the real challenge will be the burning temptation that threatens to overcome Logan whenever Dani is near... especially when she reveals her own hidden passion.
Â©2014 Sandra Owens (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Two years after Emperor Augustus's bloody defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, he triumphantly returns to Rome. To his only child, Julia, he brings an unlikely companion - Selene, the daughter of the conquered Egyptian queen and her lover. Under the watchful eye of Augustus's wife, Livia, Selene struggles to accept her new home among her parents' enemies. Bound together by kinship and spilled blood, these three women - Livia, Selene, and Julia - navigate the dangerous world of Rome's ruling elite, their every move a political strategy, their most intimate decisions in the emperor's hands. Always suppressing their own desires for the good of Rome, each must fulfill her role. For astute Livia, this means unwavering fidelity to her all-powerful husband; for sensual Julia, surrender to an arranged marriage and denial of her craving for love and the pleasures of the flesh; for orphaned Selene, choosing between loyalty to her family's killers and her wish for revenge. Can they survive Rome's deadly intrigues, or will they be swept away by the perilous currents of the world's most powerful empire?
Â©2015 Phyllis T. Smith (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
As a null, Scarlett Bernard possesses a rare ability to counteract the supernatural by instantly neutralizing spells and magical forces. For years she has used her gift to scrub crime scenes of any magical traces, helping the powerful paranormal communities of Los Angeles stay hidden. But after LAPD detective Jesse Cruz discovered Scarlett's secret, he made a bargain with her: solve a particularly grisly murder case, and he would stay silent about the city's unearthly underworld. So when two witches are found dead a few days before Christmas, Scarlett is once again strong-armed into assisting the investigation. She soon finds a connection between the murders and her former mentor, Olivia, a null who mysteriously turned into a vampire, who harbors her own sinister agenda. Now Scarlett must revisit her painful past to find Olivia - unless the blood-drenched present claims her life first.
Â©2013 Melissa F. Olson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Bex has always been her daddy's little girl. After her mother left, it was just the two of them. Sure, he spoiled her with clothes and jewelry, but what father doesn't dote on his daughter? Except Bex's dad is alleged to be a notorious serial killer. Dubbed the Wife Collector by the press, her father disappeared before he could stand trial, and Bex was left to deal with the taunts and rumors. Foster care is her one chance at starting over, starting fresh. But Bex's old life isn't ready to let her go. When bodies start turning up in her new hometown, the police want to use her as bait to bring her father in for questioning. Is Bex trapping a serial killer or endangering an innocent man?
Â©2016 Hannah Jayne (P)2016 Tantor
Two weeks after his 18th birthday, everything changes for Evan Nash. When he injures his head after being run down on his bicycle, he begins having strange, harrowing visions whenever he tries to sleep. He turns to psychiatrist Shannon Mayer for help. Mayer has troubles of her own: her daughter has been kidnapped, and she's desperate for answers. Though she's at first skeptical of Evan's accounts, it quickly becomes clear that his mysterious ailment may be the key to finding her child. Soon Evan's visions prove essential to the case but at a terrible cost. Evan and Shannon face an agonizing decision: Should he risk himself to save the girl?
Â©2015 Michael C. Grumley (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
âLively and evocative, Mother Land is a deftly crafted exploration of identity and culture, with memorable and deeply human characters who highlight how that which makes us different can ultimately unite us.â (Amy Myerson, author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The Imperfects)Â From the critically acclaimed author of America for Beginners, a wonderfully insightful, witty, and heart-piercing novel, set in Mumbai, about an impulsive American woman, her headstrong Indian mother-in-law, and the unexpected twists and turns of life that bond them. When Rachel Meyer, a 30-something foodie from New York, agrees to move to Mumbai with her Indian-born husband, Dhruv, she knows some culture shock is inevitable. Blessed with a curious mind and an independent spirit, Rachel is determined to learn her way around the hot, noisy, seemingly infinite metropolis she now calls home. But the expat Americanâs sense of adventure is sorely tested when her mother-in-law, Swati, suddenly arrives from Kolkata - 1,000 miles away - alone, with an even more shocking announcement: Sheâs left her husband of more than 40 years and moving in with them. Nothing the newlyweds say can budge the steadfast Swati, and as the days pass, it becomes clear she is here to stay - an uneasy situation that becomes more difficult when Dhruv is called away on business. Suddenly these two strong-willed women from such very different backgrounds, who see life so differently, are alone together in a home that each is determined to run in her own way - a situation that ultimately brings into question the very things in their lives that had seemed perfect and permanent...with results neither of them expect. Heartfelt, charming, deeply insightful, and wise, Mother Land introduces us to two very different women from very different cultures...who maybe arenât so different after all.
Â©2020 Leah Franqui (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A week ago, 17-year-old Lela Santosâ best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance - hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isnât just anyone - sheâs determined to save her best friendâs soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife. As Lela struggles to find Nadia, sheâs captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark cityâs endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: Get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesnât - the dark city isnât the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.
Â©2012 Sarah Fine (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Will a city girl and a small town boy find love in this David vs. Goliath story with a side of grits? An engaging small town romance novel that will appeal to fans of Candis Terry's Sweet, Texas, Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor, and Ava Miles' Dare Valley. Just a city girl, living in a lonely world. Displaced Steel Magnolia Norah Burke doesn't know the meaning of failure. But when she threatens to blow the whistle on some shady business practices at her Chicago marketing firm, she gets fired fast as all get out. Licking her wounds, she heads back below the Mason-Dixon for a little homegrown Southern comfort. Just a small town boy. With his iron-clad Mississippi roots, Councilman Cam Crawford is a man who values tradition, preservation, and the love of a good dog. When a big box warehouse store tries to capitalize on his hometown's economic downturn, it seriously burns his biscuit. He's not about to let anyone's ambition destroy what he holds dear. A David vs. Goliath story with a side of grits. This unlikely pair just might be the perfect allies - in war and out. But as the battle to stop GrandGoods heats up and sparks of attraction turn to something more, will Norah's bigger-picture perspective go with Cam's "keep it as it is" attitude? Are they meant to be like biscuits and gravy? Or are they just as wrong as un-sweet tea?
Â©2014 Kait Nolan (P)2017 Kait Nolan
Swipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster.Â By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed help-desk tech at a start-up incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers - "Hatchlings" - who can't even fix their own laptops but are apparently the next wave of start-up geniuses. By night, she goes on bad dates with misbehavingâ dudes she's matched with on the ubiquitous dating app Fluttr. But after one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harassers and abusers in online dating space. It's called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight. Mel is suddenly in way over her head.Â Worse still, her almost-boyfriend, the dreamy Alex Hernandez - the only non-douchey guy at Hatch - has no idea she's the brains behind the app. Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life, and friendships or change her life forever.Â Kristin Rockawayâ is a native New Yorker and recovering corporate software engineer. After working in the IT industry for far too many years, she finally traded the city for the surf and chased her dreams out to Southern California, where she spends her days happily writing stories instead of code. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and planning her next big vacation.
Â©2019 Kristin Rockaway (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
In this moving, insightful new novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb delves into the heart of going home again, the challenge of facing loss - and the freedom of finally letting go.â¦ For decades, the women in Meggie OâRourkeâs family have run Lace, Satin, and Baubles, a lingerie business that specializes in creations as exquisitely pretty as they are practical. The dynamic in Meggieâs family, however, is perpetually dysfunctional. In fact, if Meggie werenât being summoned back to Portland, Oregon, by her grandmother, sheâd be inclined to stay away all together. Since her husbandâs death a year ago, Meggieâs emotions have been in constant flux, and so has her career as a documentary filmmaker. Finding ways to keep the family business afloat - and dealing with her squabbling sister and cousin - will at least give her a temporary focus. To draw customers to their Web site, Meggie decides to interview relatives and employees about their first bras and favorite lingerie. She envisions something flip and funny, but the confessions that emerge are unexpectedly poignant. There are stories of first loves and aching regrets, passionate mistakes and surprising rendezvous. And as the revelations illuminate her familyâs past, Meggie begins to find her own way forward. With warmth and unflinching humor, If You Could See What I See explores the tender truths we keep close - and what can happen when we find the courage to bare them to the world.
Â©2013 Cathy Lamb (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Earth has been liberated. Humanity has been set free. Yet the threat of the Elder Empire still looms large. If Earth is going to stand against the Elder's retaliation, she cannot do so alone. One place holds out hope for humanity. Unexplored space. Outside the borders of the Elder Empire, the possibilities are endless. Advanced races, new allies, technologies to overcome the Elderâs vast numerical advantage, all are opportunities humanity canât ignore. The responsibility to find what Earth needs falls on Sarah, Kevin, and Alexandra's shoulders. Yet as they venture into the darkness of unexplored space, they will discover that the Elderâs donât have a monopoly on evil. Lurking in the unknown regions awaits a new threat just as deadly as the opponents Sarah has already overcome.
Â©2018 D.J. Holmes (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Samantha Rushford's future looks bright: the high school art teacher is getting ready to leave Mirror Lake and move to Boston with her ambitious boyfriend, and she hopes a diamond ring is just around the corner. But her past still has a hold on her - especially the bittersweet memory of her rebellious ex, who kissed her passionately before he left town without a word. Since then, Lukas Spikonos has parlayed his rebel ways into life as an up-and-coming recording artist. When he shows up for a surprise gig at the high school prom, Sam is more dumbstruck than starstruck - he used the words of a poem she wrote about their breakup to create a number one hit. But Lukas hasn't returned just to impress students; he's facing some real-life responsibilities and needs Sam's help. But she has her own unresolved issues about the life she wants to lead. Will the music - and the pull of true love and family - put their hearts back in harmony?
Â©2016 Miranda Liasson (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
For years now, Scarlett Bernard has counted on two things: her ability to nullify magic, and Shadow, the bargest who guards Scarlett with her life. But after a sudden revelation turns Scarlett's world upside down, she panics and leaves town without warning, leaving Shadow with her partner, Jesse. In the chaos that follows, the bargest is stolen - and Jesse nearly dies from a brutal psychic assault.Â It seems that an old enemy has returned for revenge...and the attack on Shadow was only the beginning. As Scarlett races home to find the bargest and rescue her friends, she is dragged deeper into a terrifying legend that has somehow found its way to present-day Los Angeles.Â Now she will have to recruit every possible ally for a battle that will test her null ability to the limit. Scarlett has been in over her head before, but now she risks losing everything...and she's never had more to lose.Â
Â©2018 Melissa F. Olson (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Love is the last thing on Zoeâs mind. Widowed at only twenty-six, sheâs just trying to get through one lonely day at a time as she grieves her late husband, and finds the energy to take care of her infant son. As Zoe bravely tries to hold herself together, her husbandâs cousin and business partner, Adam, offers his support and friendship. Shattered by her loss, Zoe is distant and resentful at first, but Adam gently persists, and Zoeâs reserve soon begins to crumbleâ¦ Adam knows that Zoe needs time to heal but finds himself more and more attracted to her. He knows he must not act on these forbidden feelings, but they just wonât go awayâ¦ Noelle Adamsâs Bittersweet is a poignant, fearless exploration of friendship, loss, new beginnings, and the healing power of love.
Â©2013 Noelle Adams (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"You can read this story without having read anything else by Olson, and I highly recommend it." (Charles de Lint, author of The Newford series and Moonheart, in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction) All her life, Sashiâs mother warned her not to get involved with werewolf problems. But Sashi, a witch who uses magic to heal sick and injured bodies, has never made a habit of ignoring trauma. When she meets an abused shapeshifter that no one else seems willing to help, Sashi will risk everything - including a budding romance with a human, Will - to save a woman who canât save herself.
Â©2014 Melissa F. Olson (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Slade McCafferty was a bachelor through and through - too busy raising hell to settle down. Case in point: 15 years ago daredevil Slade had taken wild child Jamie Parsons's innocence, and then had broken her heart. But Jamie is back in town, a lawyer, all confidence and polished professionalism. And seeing her again is setting off a tidal wave of emotions Slade thought he'd dammed up ages ago. Back then, as now, there'd been something about Jamie that made Slade ache for more. A hell of a lot more....
Â©2002 Susan Crose (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. A selection from Disclosure Â© 2013 by Harlequin Books S.A.
Always be my baby! Marigold Rallis is not the type to fall to pieces. The youngest Bloom sister makes managing marriage, career, and a busy life in Good Hope look easy. But looks can be deceiving. Years of struggling with infertility while her sisters fill their nurseries have started to take a toll. Itâs not just Marigold who is feeling the stress. Her husband Cade, Good Hopeâs sheriff, is acting strange. There are unexplained trips to Milwaukee, as well as mysterious texts and calls with his former fiancÃ©e. Marigoldâs heart tells her Cade would never cheat, but something is going on between him and his ex. She just needs to find out what.Â One thing is certain: She and Cade were born to be together. Whatever new challenge comes their way, Marigold wonât give up on Cade and their dream of building a life - and a family - together.
Â©2020 Cynthia R. Rutledge (P)2020 Cynthia Rutledge
Actions have consequencesâa lesson Scarlett Bernard is learning the hard way. As a ânull,â Scarlett has always been able to negate the powers of the supernatural beings that surround her. But now her reckless decision to permanently change Eli from a werewolf to a human has left the Los Angeles werewolf pack in shambles, and upset the balance of power among the cityâs supernatural factions. To make matters worse, Scarlettâs employers discover that a newly changed werewolf is running amok in the city. To catch the rogue werewolf, Scarlett will need help from both Eli and Detective Jesse Cruz of the LAPDâ¦a situation that will force her to finally choose between them. However, Scarlett and her friends arenât the only ones on the huntâsomeone else is chasing the wolf. Someone with no reservations about collateral damage. Now Scarlett and her allies must stop both the rogue wolf and the deadly hunter before the full moon rises and all hell breaks loose. Filled with the same suspense and wit readers loved in Dead Spots and Trail of Dead, this may be Scarlett Bernardâs most harrowing adventure yet....
Â©2014 Melissa F. Olson (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Debbie Macomber dazzles in a contemporary update of Snow White. Despite the picturesque view, itâs a kiss that turns an unlikely pair into a fairy-tale romance. A mountain cabin. A moonlit night. And not a stepmother around to spoil the moment. For a burnt-out grad student looking for a little fun, this camp is paradise...well, almost. With seven mischievous girls in her cabin, Sherry White barely has time to whistle while she works. Then thereâs the camp director, who may be the most gorgeous man Sherryâs ever met - and the most serious too. Even after they share a perfect kiss under the stars, Sherry wonders whether theyâll ever see eye to eye. When Jeff Roarke founded his camp for gifted children, he had a vision of rigorous education and self-improvement. Now Sherry is about to ruin everything with her insistence that kids need to let loose and play. Sherryâs minions are driving him crazy, but the worst part is, Jeffâs beginning to think that resistance is futile. Because Sherry is messing with his agenda, his head...and his heart.
Â©1988 Debbie Macomber (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Bree Simpson has her dream job at the family company. However, recent events have turned that dream into a nightmare. Bree has learned to tolerate a lot as one of the few women in an executive position in the construction industry. But when the normal bullying tactics turn aggressive and threaten her project in Atlanta, Bree decides to go on the offensive. Convinced an architect is out to destroy her project, Bree decides it's time to give Logan Ward a piece of her mind. Despite being thousands of miles away in London, successful architect Logan Ward finds himself on the receiving end of "B. Simpson's" angry messages from across the pond. Deciding to handle B. Simpson's demands himself, Logan heads to Atlanta only to discover things are not what they seem, starting with the sexy woman he rescues after an accident on the job site. Only time will tell if a case of mistaken identity can turn hate into love - but time may not be a luxury they can afford. Can Logan and Bree discover their real selves and true love in time, or will everything be torn down around them?
Â©2014 Laurens Publishing (P)2015 Laurens Publishing
It's been a year since Ryan O'Connor buried his wife. He was in Afghanistan as a SEAL medic when the call came in that she'd been killed during a robbery. In that time, he returned home, nursed his grief, and joined his former brothers-in-arms in the K2 Special Services. After a bad breakup with her ex, Charlene "Charlie" Morgan finds happiness only when flying the friendly skies - as an aerobatic stunt pilot. But the skies aren't so friendly when her plane troubles turn out to be the work of sabotage. Looking to forget their worries, Charlie and Ryan run into each other at a bar. The chemistry is instant and intense. It's only supposed to be a one-night stand. But the memory of their passionate kiss lingers, and when Ryan shows up at Charlie's flight school, their romance takes off. Yet the route to love has its own turbulence - secrets, lies, and danger. Can one night lead to something lasting?
Â©2016 Sandra Owens (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
He's death from the sky, ready to strike. He never compromises, never lets go, never settles for second best when it comes to his offspring. He's the Apache. With his nose-mounted sensor, night vision system, and 30mm chain gun, Simon Halder isn't your average helicopter dad, and when Island, the daughter he thought he had lost, reappears after eight months of captivity, someone's gonna have to pay. But since pretty much everyone involved has paid already, there's only one target left in sight for this attack helicopter - Island's new boyfriend: the man people just call March. A companion to Book 4 of the Spotless series - Butterfly in Amber - this novella is 24,000 words of gripping hitman versus helicopter dad action, including family reunions, hardcore hovering, veganism, housekeeping, and fatherly love. For your safety, please listen to the books in order. Because otherwise you'll get spoiled. Hard.
Â©2017 Camilla Monk (P)2017 Camilla Monk
Known to the K2 Special Services team as "Saint," Jamie Turner lives by his own strict rules to compensate for his past sins and the two-ton boulder taking residence in his heart. He doesn't drink or smoke. He never swears. And he only dates nice, safe women until he meets Sugar Darling, the fill-in receptionist at K2. She's as sweet as her name, but this wild woman is definitely trouble, with something to hide. He knows he should avoid her.... But can he? Sugar isn't hiding something - she's hiding everything. And K2 seems like the perfect place to lie low, thanks to the big, protective guys who work there. The drop-dead-handsome Saint makes her heart race, yet he keeps his distance. When Sugar's traumatic past rises up to haunt her again, she desperately turns to Saint for help, and he has to decide what's more important: playing it safe or risking everything for love.
Â©2015 Sandra Owens (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
You are invited to set sail on the maiden voyage of the SS Princess of the Pacific in this indulgent historical romance from Anna Godbersen, the New York Times best-selling author of the Luxe series. High society intrigue and deliciously shocking scandals meet a gripping fight for survival in thisÂ sweeping romance, sure to thrill fans of Kiera Cass and Katie McGee. Vida Hazzard can see her future: Aboard the heralded âMillionaireâs Ship of the Westâ, sheâll charm the young scion Fitzhugh Farrar, resulting in a proposal of marriage. But Vida didnât plan on Fitzâs best friend, Sal, a rough-around-the-edges boy with a talent for getting under her skin. Nor did she anticipate a hurricane dashing their ship to pieces, along with her dreams. Stranded on an island with both Fitz and Sal, Vida is torn between the life sheâs always planned for and a future sheâs never dared to want. As they desperately plot a course for home, Vida will discover just which boy can capture her wild heart - and where her future truly lies.
Â©2020 Anna Godbersen (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Two FBI agents struggle with desire in the shadow of a killer, in the third installment of Aces & Eights. Nate Gentry has been a rock for his two younger brothers since the day their mom walked out and left them with their abusive father. Now that they've grown up, he's watched Alex and Court fall in love and settle down. But Nate isn't made for romance. He keeps his relationships casual. And getting casual with his partner is a fantasy he can't shake... Taylor Collins has feelings for Nate, too - and though they run hot, her best friend on the team is strictly off limits. Until a spark in his eyes says, Go for it. But reaching out could prove to be a bad move now that they're working closer together than ever, and on the most dangerous case of their careers. An investigation into a brutal series of murders is stirring up bad memories for Taylor, and neither she nor Nate can imagine how close to home it's going to hit. When it does, Nate will risk everything - including his heart - to keep Taylor safe.
Â©2018 Sandra Owens (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Summer Anderson has the perfect life - designing toys and traveling the world - until the venture capitalist company Mumford's Sons helps her dad sell his toy company to the highest bidder. Summer loses her designs, her job, and her lifestyle and is forced to work for a friend in Crested Butte, Colorado. Chance Judd, owner of Mumford's Sons, takes a mountain-biking trip to Crested Butte and accidentally runs Summer off a running trail. He asks her out repeatedly, but she always has a sarcastic response ready for him. When he finally convinces her to go to dinner, he realizes that he is partly responsible for her losing her job and designs and knows she'll hate him if she finds out the truth. He has no choice - he lies. But how long can a secret this big stay hidden, and will Summer ever forgive him when she finds out the truth?
Â©2017 Cami Checketts (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Somebody is out to destroy Elle Simpson and everything she's worked hard to build. As the CEO of a corporate conglomerate, Elle is used to fighting off challengers. However this new threat comes at a time when she finally lets her guard down to meet Prince Charming. And it's unlike anything she's been up against before. Drake Charles' work on mobile technology has made him a wealthy, powerful man. But he quickly sheds the fame and publicity for a more private life, which earns him the label of a man of mystery. Drake adds to that mystery every year when he hosts a masquerade ball for charity. It's also his best chance to find the one thing he really wants: true love. Having met behind masks of anonymity, Elle and Drake enjoy a whirlwind night of romance that leaves them both wanting more. But Elle must question everything and everyone as she battles to save her life and career. Can Elle trust Drake to help get her life back, or will she lose everything?
Â©2014 Laurens Publishing (P)2015 Laurens Publishing
Someone old, someone cruel. Debutante dropout Andrea Kendricks is beyond done with big hair, big gowns, and big egos - so being dragged to a high-society Texas wedding by her socialite mama, Cissy, gives her a bad case of dÃ©jÃ vu. As does running into her old prep-school bully, Olivia La Belle, the wedding planner, who's graduated to berating people for a living on her reality TV show. But for all the times Andy wished her dead, nobody deserves Olivia's fate: lying in a pool of blood, a cake knife in her throat - but did the angry baker do it? Millicent Draper, the grandmotherly owner of Millie's Cakes, swears she's innocent, and Andy believes her. Unfortunately, the cops don't. Though Andy's fiancÃ©, lawyer Brian Malone, is handling Millie's case, she's determined to spring Millie herself. But where to start? "La Belle from Hell" had enemies galore. Good thing Andy has a BFF who's a reporter - and a blue-blood mother who likes to pull strings.
Â©2015 Susan McBride (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
The fourth fun installment in the Debutante Dropout series finds ex-debutante Andy Kendricks following a cold lead into a hot Dallas strip club.Â Renegade rich girl Andy Kendricks isn't the belle of any Dallas ball - and that's just the way the debutante dropout likes it! She's got a good life and a great man: her defense attorney boyfriend, Brian Malone. Brian's such a straight arrow that he had to be dragged kicking and screaming to a close friend's bachelor party at a sleazy local "gentlemen's club".Â So why is the groom-to-be saying that Brian left the bacchanal arm-in-arm with the hottest body in the Lone Star State? And what was that hot body doing stone-cold dead in the trunk of Brian's car? And where is Brian, anyway? The cops are looking for Andy's allegedly unfaithful/possibly homicidal beau, who hasn't been seen since the party. But Andy can't believe her upstanding lover is a murdering fool, and she's determined to prove it - though she may end up with a lot more broken than just her heart.
Â©2014 Susan McBride (P)2019 HarperAudio
Commitment. Thatâs what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colinâs done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isnât enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Dannyâs death, about not going to Iraq, but I canât keep living this double life. I love him desperately, but heâs got so many demons, and if he canât open up to me now, then heâll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now Iâm out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.
Â©2013 Monica Murphy (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Overwhelmed by single fatherhood, widower David Winthrop feared he was failing his savvy, sad-eyed, ten-year-old son. Still, he never expected hotshot divorce attorney Kate Newton to descend upon him like some avenging angel, bristling with maternal indignation on behalf of Davey junior, her pint-size "client." Worse, David found himself itching to peel away Kate's power pinstripes.... But could this tough lady lawyer, so adept at wrenching marriages asunder, prove woman enough to make David's tattered family whole?
Â©1992 Sherryl Woods (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
A heartwarming holiday romance All journalist Stella Carpenter wants for Christmas is her life back. After losing her family, her boyfriend, and her job, Stella is on the verge of being ho-ho-homeless. Out of desperation, she accepts an assignment to write a story on Holly Pointe, Vermont, the tiny town recently crowned the "Capital of Christmas Kindness". If she can prove the townâs holiday spirit is a sham, her editor promises Stella will start the New Year with a new career. Rancher Sam Johnson is Holly Pointeâs resident grinch - at least in the eyes of the tinsel-loving townspeople. Itâs not that he doesnât like the lights and the carols. Itâs that they remind him of the brother he lost. Christmas is a time for family, and if Sam canât have that, then he prefers to spend the holiday alone. But when Stella blows into town on a wild winter wind, the frosty walls around Samâs heart thaw. Charmed by Holly Pointe, Stella is torn. She doesnât want to betray the friends sheâs made, but sheâs scared to give up the life she knows. And then thereâs Sam. She never expected to fall in love with someone so different from her, yet thatâs exactly what has happened. While Stella searches for a solution, the real reason for her arrival in Holly Pointe is discovered. Now, itâll take a true Christmas miracle for Sam and Stella to make this holiday a happy one.Â
Â©2018 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2018 Cynthia Rutledge
Jeremiah McKinley is the first of his enlisted brothers to return home to River Rock, Missouri - their sleepy but charming hometown in the Ozarks - in the wake of their father's death in combat. While he's grateful to be home with his sister nearby, his grief over losing the man known as Major Mack proves almost overwhelming, especially without his brothers around. After years of guilt and tireless effort, Mary Grace "Gray" Smith finally has her life on track. The last person she wants to see is Jeremiah: her former best friend, former crush, and the man who could easily destroy the one thing she holds most dear. But after one of Jeremiah's brothers returns home with a head injury, Gray becomes his therapist - and a long-kept secret threatens to reveal itself and alter the course of several lives forever. Could this secret also give Jeremiah and Gray the chance to finally have the future together they always longed for?
Â©2015 Heather Burch (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
No memory, no resources, no secret lair, and no time to find her feet: this is the story of a self-made villain, and her fall into strife. Fleeing from unknown enemies and an early death, she emerges into a city gone dark in the aftermath of a complete systems failure. Hounded by heroes, menaced by gangs, and helped by the most unlikely of allies, she claws her way up from weakness to strength and works to build a better future for those who deserve it. To survive, she'll need strength to stand toe-to-toe against secretly supernatural foes, compassion to work with the dregs and outcasts of a broken society, and cunning to outwit intelligence beyond human kind. The challenge is greatâ¦but she is Dire. And Icon City will never be the same again.
Â©2015 Andrew Seiple (P)2018 Podium Publishing
Itâs all fun and games, until someone loses their heart.... Clay Chapin has looks, money and a knack for picking the wrong women. When the matchmaking matriarch of Good Hope insists she can find him the perfect woman, Clay figures he has nothing to lose by playing along.Â Though a bevy of beautiful bachelorettes parade in front of him, itâs the one woman who isnât into games that catches Clayâs eye. If Clay wants to keep true love from slipping through his fingers, heâs going to have to convince Bea he isnât the player he seems to be.Â Bookstore owner, Bea Appleton, has always been perfectly happy to read about risks rather than take them. But when her twin sister is set up with the man Bea has secretly loved for years, Bea must step up to the plate or risk losing Clay forever.
Â©2020 Cynthia Rutledge (P)2020 Cynthia Rutledge
She thought she could never go home again. Kennedy Reynolds has spent the past decade traveling the world as a free spirit. She never looks back at the past, the place, or the love she left behind - until her adopted motherâs unexpected death forces her home to Edenâs Ridge, Tennessee. Deputy Xander Kincaid has never forgotten his first love. Heâs spent 10 long years waiting for the chance to make up for one bone-headed mistake that sent her running. Now that sheâs finally home, he wants to give her so much more than just an apology. Kennedy finds an unexpected ally in Xander, as she struggles to mend fences with her sisters and to care for the foster child her mother left behind. Falling back into his arms is beyond tempting, but accepting his support is dangerous. He can never know the truth about why she really left. Will Kennedy be able to bury the past and carve out her place in the Ridge, or will her secret destroy her second chance?
Â©2017 Kait Nolan (P)2019 Kait Nolan
A collection of Kingdom Keepers novellas perfect for fans of the series!
When Amanda travels east to Orlando on a hunch, she's met with the worst news possible. Kingdom Keeper Finn Whitman is missing. Calling on her own gift (she's telekinetic), her sister Jess' ability to dream the future, and their fellow Fairlie Mattie Weaver's unexplained ability to read minds through physical contact, the three gifted girls must navigate treachery, deception, and the stubborn, unwilling parents of the missing Keepers if they're to save their friends.
Â©2015 Page One, Inc (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Zelda Lane...her very name made the local gossips raise their eyebrows. She'd scandalized an entire town and filled upright Taylor Matthews with enough young love to burst all bounds of propriety. But that was long ago. Now a pillar of the community, Taylor privately rued the day he'd let Zelda go. But not as much as he dreaded her return! Because Zelda was back - as beautiful and bold as ever. She was carrying a torch - as well as a grudge. And from the tips of his polished shoes to the top of his starched collar, Taylor knew he'd never quite gotten her out of his system....
Â©1992 Sherryl Woods (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The road to redemption. Struggling single mom Corinne Dawson doesn't have time for fun. She's too busy making a new life for her son and trying to avoid being dragged down by the ghost of who she used to be. But when an accident knocks her boss out of a local Dancing with the Stars-style fund-raiser, she finds herself face-to-face with the worst mistake from her past. One slow step forward. Attorney Tucker McGee has always seen past the prickly exterior of this former mean girl. He knows there's more to the story than simple spite. When they get partnered for "Dancing with Wishful", he finally gets the chance to act on the spark he's felt since she moved home. But getting past her regrets just might be the biggest challenge he's ever faced. Two quicksteps back. As the competition heats up, so do the feelings between them. Will Tucker be able to convince Corinne that she's more than the sum of her mistakes? Or will she be forced to leave town to find a new beginning without him?
Â©2018 Kait Nolan (P)2016 Kait Nolan
Family Rules: Family business is family business - donât talk about it to ANYONE. No sneaking out. No going into Boston alone. Moxie Fleece knows the rules and follows them - that is, until the day she opens her front door to a mysterious stranger. Suddenly, Moxie drops smack into Bostonâs biggest unsolved mystery: the Gardner Museum art heist. Moxie has two weeks to find the art, otherwise she - and the people she loves - will be in big-time danger. Her tools? Her best friend, Ollie, a geocaching addict who loves to find stuff; her Alzheimerâs suffering grandfather, Grumps, who knows lots more than he lets on; and a geometry proof that she sets up to sort out the clues. Itâs a race against the clock through downtown Boston as Moxie and Ollie break every rule sheâs ever lived by to find the art and save her family.
Â©2013 Erin Dionne (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
She knew everything about her family and her town. Except its secrets. Brooklyn Anderson knows it looks bad. She was found wiping down a gun. His blood on her hands. Her father now dead. The incomprehensible nightmare has started. Seven days earlier, Brooklyn had returned to Eden to care for her beloved father, who lay helpless in a hospital bed. Her estranged sister, Ginny, said he fell. But as Brooklyn soon realizes, Ginny is prone to lying. Former Eden resident Darius Woods was in the hospital, too. The famous actor had written a screenplay that would lay bare all the secrets of the town, but within hours of his return, someone shot him. As the Woods investigation proceeds, and Brooklyn starts to question everything she believes about her family, her neighbors, and her home, secrets and lies begin to unravel. But nothing can prepare her for where those lies will finally lead. And sharing the truth of what happened the night her father died might just make things worse.
Â©2019 E. C. Diskin (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Abducted from Earth as a child. Sold into slavery. Forced to fly the ship of a ruthless pirate. Sarah knows nothing of her homeworld or her people. Her one longing is to return home. Little does she know humanity is no better off. The Elders, a ruthless alien race, rule Earth with an iron grip. When Sarahâs ship is ambushed by an Elder frigate she is thrown into a life and death battle. Survival would send shockwaves throughout the galaxy. Never before has an Elder warship been beaten in one-on-one combat. For Sarah, it would also open up a way for her to return to the home she has never known. The Voyage Home tells the story of one young womanâs quest to find her home world and confront a galactic superpower.
Â©2017 D.J. Holmes (P)2018 Podium Publishing
From friendship to forever... Star stylist Gianna Ricci doesnât do roots. Not in hair and not in hometowns. A lifetime of being shuffled from place to place means nowhere has ever felt like home. When she arrives in Good Hope, Gianna expects more of the same. Few families have stronger ties to Good Hope than Ethan Shawâs. Yet, itâs not just legacy that keeps Ethan local. He truly loves his community of family, friends, and neighbors. The only thing missing in his perfect life is the perfect woman. When Ethan meets Gianna, heâs instantly smitten. Though Gianna isnât looking for a relationship, she canât deny the feelings Ethan reawakens. Just when it seems she is finally ready to let down the walls sheâs built around her heart, a mutual friend makes a startling confession. Will this revelation send Gianna packing once again? Or, will she and Ethan find a way to move from friendship to forever?
Â©2021 Cynthia R. Rutledge (P)2021 Cynthia R. Rutledge
Doctor Dire, now a full-fledged supervillain, returns to Icon City with two goals: Find her friends, and obtain enough money to afford the next part of her sinister master plan. Only thing is not everyone she cares about is so easily located, and she must contend with gangsters, shadowy intrigues from dubious employers, and rival supervillains. Oh, and heroes, too. Can't forget them, they're everywhere. From civil-minded super-speedsters to incompetent time-travelers, all of them want to see Dire brought down for her crimes. And when a cargo of hijacked experimental flowers turns out to be far more sinister than anticipated, she's pushed to the limit not only to survive but also to save the world itself from a horrible fate. For a profit, of course. Villain, remember?
Â©2016 Andrew Seiple (P)2018 Podium Publishing
Destroying city blocks, battling heroes, and working toward a sinister master plan...all part and parcel of Doctor Dire's day. But when unexpected interference from a time-travelling enemy throws her back in time, she finds herself up against an evil more vile than she could ever be. It's Dire versus the Third Reich, and the poor Nazi bastards have no idea what they're in for! Meanwhile, back in present day, Dire's friends and allies must scramble to fend off both heroes and villains, while trying to assemble the means to return Dire to her proper time. Can the motley team of society's rejects withstand the stress without Dire to aid them? The Doctor and her teammates have a hard road to travel, and before it's done, the darkest secrets of Doctor Dire shall finally be revealed...with fatal consequences.
Â©2016 Andrew Seiple (P)2018 Podium Publishing
Survivors of a deadly planetary outbreak take on a sinister new adversary in the white-knuckle sequel to Contagion, which New York Times best-selling author Amie Kaufman called âgripping, thrilling, and terrifying in equal measuresâ. Thea, Coen, and Nova have escaped from Achlys, only to find themselves imprisoned on a ship they thought was their ticket to safety. Now, the nightmare they thought theyâd left behind is about to be unleashed as an act of political warfare, putting the entire galaxy at risk. Â To prevent an interstellar catastrophe, theyâll have to harness the evil of the deadly Achlys contagion and deploy the only weapons they have left: themselves.Â Fans of Jonathan Maberry, Rick Yancey, and Madeleine Roux will relish Bowmanâs tense, high-stakes conclusion to the events of Contagion.
Â©2019 Erin Bowman (P)2019 HarperAudio
"Just a fling," she said.... Tess Peyton wanted to do something fun and reckless and wholly out of character. A steamy weekend with a Scotsman seems like a plan. When her Scotsman turns out to be a good Southern boy, that's a minor deviation. Then one night turns to two, two turns to more, and suddenly she knows she's in way over her head. This is why one should always stick to the plan. "Bachelor for life," he said.... But that was before all of Mitch Campbell's friends, cousins, and even his little sister started pairing off like someone was building an ark. No wonder he fell, and fell hard, for his "no attachments, no last names" European fling. And just when he's ready to tell the woman of his dreams that he wants to change that arrangement, she disappears, leaving him with no means of tracking her down, and a big ol' hole in his heart. And then Fate stepped in.... Because, guess what? The guy Tess ran out on in Edinburgh shows up at family dinner. He's her dad's new wife's brother's son. What does that make them? It makes them "on again," according to Mitch and the explosive chemistry between them. Tess feels it too, along with a side of awkward, continued uncertainty, and some kind of stomach virus that seems to bother her most in the mornings....
Â©2018 Kait Nolan (P)2020 Kait Nolan
Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption.
Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, sheâs questioning whether sheâs cut out for the role of wife and mother.
Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: She had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathanâs affair. He promised heâd never stray again, and she trusted him.
But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if heâs kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted.
Riveting and arresting, The Comfort of Lies explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal.
Â©2013 Randy Susan Meyers (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Allegra Simpson is the vice president of Simpson Fashion. She's always handled life like her mother taught her - with manners and a smile. But Allegra learns being nice can get you in trouble as someone haunts her from the shadows and turns her life to one of secrets. She fears she'll never be able to have a relationship with Finn because it would put everyone she loves in danger. Finn Williams had a promising professional baseball career until an injury disrupted everything. But Finn wouldn't let that stop him. He went to law school and started his own sports agency with the support of the Simpson family. The only thing missing was Allegra's love. The chemistry between the two had been undeniable. But Finn knew there was something that Allegra is holding back from him. He just has to get her to trust him enough to tell him. The man in the shadows is watching. He's always watching. He knows Allegra's every move. He's been in her house and laid in her bed and has plans to make her love him. She rejected him, but they are destined for each other. He's seen her with Finn and knows this new man is no match for him. Soon she'll come to see they are meant to be. Because if he can't have her then no one can.
Â©2015 Kathleen Brooks (P)2015 Kathleen Brooks
Is hiding the identity of her childâs father worth risking her life? Randi McCafferty seems to think so, but investigator Kurt Striker is hell-bent on changing her mind. Hired by her well-meaning but overbearing brothers to keep Randi and her son safe, Kurt knows the only way to eliminate the danger is to reveal Randiâs darkest secretâ¦any way he can. Yet when protection leads to desire, will Randi and Kurtâs explosive affair leave them vulnerable to the threats whispering in the shadows?
Â©2013 Lisa Jackson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio
All Doctor Dire wants to do is save the world. But those pesky heroes keep getting in the way, and it's all she can do to give them a good fight without killing them. Supervillainy is such an underappreciated job these days....
Â©2021 Andrew Seiple (P)2021 Podium Audio
A collection of prequel novellas to the New York Times best-selling Dorothy Must Die series. Long before Amy Gumm got swept away from a Kansas trailer park...Dorothy Gale received a package on the night of her 16th birthday: a pair of red high-heeled shoes. "Dear Dorothy," the note read. "I thought about silver to match the ones you lost, but in the end I decided that red was more your color. I think you know what to do with them." And with a knock of her heels, Dorothy returned to the magical land that made her a star - and Oz would never be the same again. This bind-up of three prequel novellas to the New York Times best-selling Dorothy Must Die series follows Dorothy Gale as she transforms from good girl to Wicked Witch. Kiss the land where troubles melt like lemon drops good-bye. Here there's danger around every corner, and magical shoes won't be able to save you.
Â©2013, 2014, 2015 Full Fathom Five, LLC (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
Priscilla Slater goes to her 10-year high school reunion with equal parts dread and eager anticipation. Even though she's a successful owner of a chain of hair salons and no longer has the mousy brown hair, crooked teeth, and a discount-store wardrobe, she still feels like the ugly duckling. But when she arrives at the reunion, Priscilla soon realizes that her old classmates aren't exactly as she remembers them. With humor and a just a touch of sassiness, Priscilla finds herself facing her own truth - and she may be surprised at what she discovers.
Â©2013 Debby Mayne (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
After losing her son in an elementary school shooting that devastates the tight-knit community of Stillwater Bay, Jennifer Crowne finds herself unable to settle back into her role of perfect stay-at-home mom and committee organizer. Meanwhile, her best friend, Mayor Charlotte Stone, struggles to keep the town together, and Charlotte's husband, the school principal, may not be the hero everyone thinks him to be. As they try to heal from this irrevocable trauma, Jenn and Charlotte find themselves at a crossroadsâwithin the town and within their friendship. For Jenn, broken and grieving, there is no going back, and she demands that the school be closed so that she can bury the past. Yet Charlotte is equally desperate to hold the town together, fighting the school closure and helping the shooter's mother regain her place in the community. Jenn and Charlotte's relationship is put to the ultimate test as each weighs her own interests against the bonds of their friendship.
Â©2014 Steena Holmes (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A dazzling, sublimely funny debut that follows three unforgettable women who fight back after life kicks them in the teeth.
Esther, Frankie, and Ruth live in a small Ohio town anchored by the thriving Juliet Pencils factory. After a freak accident at the plant, these women have to re-create their lives using the only tools theyâve got: wits, molars, and a new pair of shoes.Â
Esther is an anxious person with a very specific prowess: she bites pencils. Her skill pays her bills but more importantly keeps her many worries in check. When the accident leaves her suddenly unemployed, she searches for new ways to manage her anxiety, but nothing works. She must discover a solution before her teeth mutiny and her worries take over.Â
Frankie, the teenage daughter of the pencil factory owner, is full of contradictions. She wages a campaign to become the only girl in an all-boys club and listens exclusively to punk music, but she also watches soap operas in secret. After the accident damages Frankieâs ability to speak, she is forced to step out of her powerful motherâs shadow so she can discover who she is and what she wants to say.
Ruth owns the local photography lab. She spends her days processing peopleâs happy memories but spends her nights alone, talking to her dead husband. As the town unravels, Ruth spearheads a massive campaign to refocus on its future, but nothing will succeed until Ruth lets go of her past.
This hilarious and redemptive story explores three womenâs liberation amid a tumult of grief, loneliness, and first love.
Â©2020 Anna Nester Scalf Cox. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
How do you fight a villain who's convinced the world he doesn't exist? Dire has done the unthinkable and forged an alliance with a hero to bring the fight to the Murder Maestro, in the heart of Britain itself. But the sinister mind manipulator's roots run deep here, and Dire will find herself up against both new faces and old foes...not all of them human. Her travels will take her to worlds beyond and places most would tremble to venture. But she is Dire, and all shall tremble before her!
Â©2017 Andrew Seiple (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Amanda's husband, Cuban pop star Alejandro, believed he was doing right by his wife when he left her on her parents' farm in the familiar shelter of Lancaster's Amish community. Amanda, however, has other ideas. Unwilling to sit idly by and hide from the paparazzi, she follows her husband to Europe for the start of his world tour to find out if their marriage can be saved once and for all. When the two reunite, it's plain to see that their love is stronger than their differences. But as they travel together, Amanda is surprised to discover that her own fame is beginning to match her husband's. Now she must struggle to bridge her Amish upbringing and a new, unasked-for role in the public eye. As other unexpected tensions challenge their bond, can Amanda and Alejandro keep their promises and make space for her faith, his fame, and a growing love?
Â©2016 Price Publishing, LLC (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A hilarious novel full of Hollywood glitz, glamour, and scandal from New York Times best-selling author Gigi Levangie. When he changes the locks, she changes the rules. Agnes Murphy Nash is the perfect Hollywood wife - she has the right friends, the right clothes, and even a side career of her own as a writer. Her husband, Trevor, is a bigshot producer, and from the outside it looks like theyâre living a picture-perfect celebrity life, complete with tennis tournaments and lavish parties. But the job description of a Hollywood wife doesnât cover divorce, which is the way Agnesâ life is headed after she comes home one day to find her credit cards cancelled and the security passwords to get into her enormous LA home changed. Oh, and thereâs a guy there whose job it is to tase her if she tries to enter...which she does. Needless to say, Agnesâ husband is dead-set on making sure she loses big time, but Agnes isnât the type to just lie down and take it. In a world of fremenies and hot nannies, personal psychics and âskinnyâ jello shots, Agnes may be losing her husband, but could that mean getting her own life back? Been There, Married That is a drop-dead hilarious battle of wills that will make you laugh out loud, cringe, and keep listening to see what crazy disaster will happen to Agnes next...and how sheâll rise from the ashes.
Â©2020 Gigi Levangie (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Twenty years after her father's plane crashes in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Willy Jane Maitland is finally tracking his last moves. She recognizes the danger, but her search for the truth is the only thing that matters. Willy knows she can't proceed without the help of ex-army officer Guy Barnard, who knows the mysterious land well. But in a place where truth has many faces, she suspects even Guy has hidden motives. What she couldn't have prepared for are the shocking secrets and the undeniable attraction.
Â©1992 Tess Gerritsen (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Quinn Darkova made a vow from the very beginning. And now she's home. For revenge... Except N'skara isn't the same as it was ten years ago, and the person she came for is nowhere to be found. After being taken ashore by armed guards of the same Council they came to sway, Quinn knows it's up to her to uncover the truth about what really happened, while seeking the retribution owed to her. Lazarus knew she was hiding something. He knew she had unfinished business in N'skara. But never could he have known this. He hadn't predicted how set in their ways the people were. He hadn't listened to the warnings when Quinn spoke of secrets and lies. He hadn't realized that the woman he couldn't stay away from was forged as much by blood as she was by darkness. Now it was time to learn. In a land of sheep, it pays to be a wolf. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Kel Carpenter LLC (P)2020 Tantor
Hell. The final destination for many a villain. Brought to this infernal realm by villainous shenanigans, Doctor Dire still lives, and fights to free herself and her companions from eternal torment. But the odds are long, and she must struggle to glean resources, recruit Damned souls, and fend off demons and fallen angels. It's a one-way trip down, to find the center of Hell and pass out and back to Creation. But Hell's master may have other plans for Dire.Â But she is Dire, and none shall stand in her way! It's fallen angels versus ascending supervillain, in a clash that shall change Hell for all eternity!
Â©2018 Andrew Seiple (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Bridal shop owner Meg Halloran spends her days making other women's wedding dreams come true - and her nights dreaming of her childhood crush, hometown heartthrob Dr. Benjamin Rushford. After a lifetime of wearing her heart on her sleeve, she's done waiting. Meg's ready to find love, with or without him. Moving on feels right - until Ben pops an unexpected question. To win the open ER position in Mirror Lake, Ben has to convince the board that he's settled and ready to put down roots. His latest stroke of genius? Asking Meg, the local good girl, to be his pretend girlfriend. With her by his side, he's a shoo-in for the job. But he's in over his head because, as much as he tries to deny it, Meg tempts him. And if she learns the truth about a secret that has shadowed and shaped his life, will she ever be able to forgive him?
Â©2015 Miranda Liasson (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
When it comes to her heart, Arabella D'Angelo has moved on - even though she still lives in Mirror Lake, Connecticut, a little tourist town with a long memory for mistakes. Ever the dutiful daughter of a cantankerous widower who holds grudges, Bella has spent the past twelve years raising her younger brother and making a name for herself as a successful psychologist. Now, when she isn't counseling a lonely-hearts club for senior women, she's humoring her matchmaking girlfriends. Bella resists the romancing of their blind dates, yet her friends hope she'll fall for a local and scrap plans for a fresh start in Chicago. Then, just before Bella's thirtieth birthday, her first love, Roman Spikonos, returns to Mirror Lake. When he moves next door to her family's garden-center business to run his grandparents' orchard, it stirs up gossip - and a tempest of passions - just in time for pumpkin harvest. As Roman and Bella once again get caught up in a swirl of desire and heartache, not to mention her overprotective father's fury, Mirror Lake will soon find out whether the Italian hometown beauty and her unforgettable Greek god can stand a second chance.
Â©2016 Miranda Liasson. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
We areÂ allÂ improvisers!
The principle of "yes, and..." in improvisational theater has produced a lot of great comedy. But it also offers an invigoÂrating approach to life in general, and the spiritual life in particular. From Moses to Ruth, to Jesus, scripture is full of people boldly saying "yes, and..." as they accept what life throws their way and build upon it.
Pastor, speaker, and improv aficionada MaryAnn McKibben Dana here blends scripture, psychology, theology, and pop culture in a wise, funny, down-to-earth guide to improv as a practice for life. Offering concrete spiritual wisdom in the form of seven improviÂsational principles, this audiobook will help readers become more awake, creative, resilient, and ready to play - even (and perhaps especially) when life doesn't go according to plan.
"We are all improvisers", says McKibben Dana, "whether we realize it or not. We improvise in order to get through the day. We improvise when life surprises us. We do it without even thinking about it. This book will help you do it better".
Â©2018 William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P)2019 William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
New York City self-help editor Olivia Marks faces her toughest assignment yet: parenthood. When her sister dies in a car accident, the career-oriented Olivia suddenly becomes the guardian to her four-week-old niece, Annabelle. She also becomes a challenge for Annabelle's uncle, Brad Rushford, an old flame whose gorgeous green eyes bring Olivia's fevered memories rushing back. As the two circle each other in their small hometown of Mirror Lake, Olivia finds that Brad is as sexy and charming as ever - and now he's the darling of the town as he expands his successful lakefront restaurant. Is his flirting designed to get serious, or get Olivia to lower her defenses and give up guardianship? What about the turreted, brick Victorian house Brad tours with a realtor and an attractive, no-strings-attached reporter, the same place where he and Olivia shared an unforgettable night years ago - is he looking for a future with Olivia, or planning to start a new life with someone else? In the first heartwarming Mirror Lake story, steamy trysts and surprising twists lead two people to a future neither one expected.
Â©2015 Miranda Liasson (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"Kait Nolan's Those Sweet Words is a beautiful romance about love, life, and what it means to be family. Pru is every woman who's ever struggled and sacrificed to do what's best for her family, and Flynn is nothing short of a dreamboat. I laughed, I cried, and I can't wait for the next Misfit Inn romance!" (Officerâs Ex-Wives Club author Jamie Farrell) Good old reliable Pru. Of the four Reynolds sisters, Pru is the natural choice to take on custody of the girl their late mother had planned to adopt. At 30, suddenly becoming the mom of a teenager means big changes, but Pru's ready to do whatever it takes to adopt Ari. Before she settles down, though, she wants one thing for herself.Â Enter Flynn Bohannon, the sinfully sexy Irish musician in town for her sister's wedding. He's led the kind of free, vagabond life Pru can hardly imagine. Definitely not the kind of guy she should be dating, but he's the perfect guy for a crazy fun fling before her life changes.Â When Pru proposes a brief, no strings affair, Flynn's not about to say no. But when unexpected complications endanger the adoption, the two find themselves in a phony engagement.Â Now they have to convince a sharp-eyed, skeptical social worker, a teen who's too smart for her own good, three dubious sisters, and one protective brother-in-law that Flynn's willing to give up the gypsy life and settle down. But in convincing everyone that this relationship is real, will they convince each other as well?
Â©2017 Kait Nolan (P)2019 Kait Nolan
Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.Â Â Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: To ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil's Forest. Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early.Â Â Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch, Rhun, the expected saint, and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town - and their hearts - inside out.
Â©2018 Tessa Gratton (P)2018 Tantor
In the second novel in acclaimed author Sandra Owens's Aces & Eights series, passions - and tempers - flare as one star-crossed couple gets a second chance at love. Covert FBI agent Court Gentry loves his brothers, his job, and his Harley-Davidson. Once he loved a girl, too, but when she broke his heart, he put his emotions on lockdown...until she crosses his path again. On vacation six years ago, free-spirited Lauren Montgomery fell hard for Court Gentry. She returned home happier than ever, only to descend into a spiral of abuse by her ex-husband, Stephan. When Stephan threatened to kill any man who touched her, Lauren cut Court from her life - but not from her heart. When Lauren and Court reunite after her friend marries his brother, Court guards himself against the person who made him feel such intense passion and pain. Except the undeniable spark between them is impossible to contain and heating up fast. Six years ago, it was love. Now, it's just lust. Keeping it merely physical is a foolproof plan...right? When Stephan is released from prison, Lauren can't outrun her past anymore, and Court vows to protect her. But with Lauren in imminent danger, Court must question his heart and risk his life to save the woman he never stopped loving.
Â©2017 Sandra Owens (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.