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Break in the Storm

Summary

Ex-Special Forces bodyguard Quinn Kavanaugh disdains everything “industry” when it comes to Hollywood. Despite this, she takes a job protecting up-and-coming singer Xandy Blue. Little does she know the diminutive lavender-eyed singer is far from the drama queen type that Quinn can’t stand.  Xandy has had a tragic life and is haunted by the past events that turned her life upside down. In public, she hides it all behind a bright smile and a beautiful voice. But away from the limelight she’s broken - until she meets Quinn.  When the tragedies of Xandy’s young life catch up to her, will she take Quinn down with her? Or will Quinn save the day to bring a Break in the Storm?

©2016 Vulpine Press (P)2018 Vulpine Press

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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When Angels Fall

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Skyler Boché survived the war, as well as a horrific crash that should have killed her and her entire crew. Now, every day she has to deal with the aftermath and the crippling PTSD that’s tearing her apart.   Devin James is a wild child. Headstrong and beautiful, she’s a force with which to be reckoned. She’s drawn to Skyler in a way she can’t explain and refuses to give up on her, no matter how much Skyler tries to push her away. Through all the love, loss, and heartache, she'll find that when angels fall, they sometimes need a little help to get back up.

©2016 Vulpine Press (P)2018 Vulpine Press

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Annabelle's Secret: A Story About Sexual Abuse

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Annabelle has a secret. When she was seven years old, she was approached by a neighborhood boy and invited into a "secret club". Unfortunately, this club was just a ruse for 13-year-old Joel to groom Annabelle for abuse. A few years later, when Annabelle turns eleven, she finds some bad feelings have returned for her. 

©2011 Amy Barth (P)2021 Amy Barth

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Author: Amy Barth
Length: 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Of Fortune's Reversal

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A brisk early November Hyde Park morning is shattered by a child’s scream. How two adults react in those next few desperate moments sets the plot in motion in this Pride and Prejudice alternative focusing on 21-year-old Kitty Bennet.  Of Fortune’s Reversal is a novella-length tale based upon an inversion of Mrs. Bennet's exclamation that with one good marriage, the other girls will be thrown in front of rich men. For more than two centuries, the Jane/Bingley: Lizzy/Darcy tetrarchy has been portrayed as the solution to Mary and Kitty's marriage difficulties, not to mention Mrs. Bennet’s housing requirements. But what if that was not the case? What if Mr. Bennet dies just as Jane is receiving the Bingley sisters' invitation to dinner? No rainy-day horseback ride. No cold for Jane. No Elizabeth coming to Netherfield to nurse her elder sister...so no links forged in any way with Bingley (beyond what he felt for Miss Bennet at the Assembly) and Darcy (no fine eyes, no walk around the library, etc.). No Netherfield Ball. No proposal from Collins because he was already wed to a shrew who convinced him to evict the Bennet women. So no trip to Hunsford cottage for Lizzy because Charlotte remains a spinster at Lucas Lodge. Rather, the Bennet women are forced out of Longbourn - the older girls to Gracechurch Street and ultimately taking up employment away from the city. The two younger girls remain in Meryton with their mother, to be sent away to seminary for some much-needed formal education.  But the death of Thomas Bennet has changed more than the family’s financial fortunes. It has also bent the arc of the Pride and Prejudice universe.

©2016 Donald P. Jacobson (P)2018 Donald P. Jacobson

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Will the Courageous: A Story About Sexual Abuse

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What is wrong with Will? Will is a typical six-year-old boy: He loves to tell "knock-knock jokes", collect bugs, and play with other kids. On most school days, Will goes to Nana Winnie's until his mom returns from work. Will enjoys having his Nana as a babysitter. Recently, Nana's cousin Perry has come to visit and suddenly Will no longer wants to go there. He starts having nightmares, acting out in school and wetting his bed. Will's parents are worried. What is wrong with Will? The Growing With Love Series from Loving Healing Press.

©2011 Amy Barth (P)2021 Amy Barth

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Author: Amy Barth
Length: 20 mins
Available on Audible
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When Love Wins

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Best friends Shenin and Tyler didn't mean to fall in love. Though, does anyone? A friendship-turned love affair is hard enough to navigate through; throw in IEDs and gun battles, along with the separation that inevitably comes with life in the military, and you're asking for trouble. This is uncharted territory for both of them. Tyler has been openly gay for years, while Shenin has always dated men. With the government's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, it's a path that could endanger both of their careers but realizing they cannot live without each other, they take it all on to prove that love really can win.

©2017 Vulpine Press (P)2018 Vulpine Press

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Safe Passage

Summary

Go big or go home. For privateer Captain Magdalene Landon, it's all about going big. For Kay Ellis, it's about getting home. Together, they're about to architect the most daring heist in the galaxy.  Kay knows too much. She knows it’s a matter of time before a conglomerate hitman finds her. She’s desperate for safe passage back to Union space. Then Magdalene shows up, promising a way home in exchange for that information. It’s a risky bet, but Kay is out of options. So she strikes a deal: the heist of the century for her freedom. Kay is playing a dangerous game, and she knows it. She’s made herself enemy number one of the conglomerate. She’s relying on privateers for her safety. It’s a fool’s game. But the worst part is, her fool’s heart is starting to warm to the enigmatic captain. And that’s a risk for which she hadn’t planned.

©2019 Rachel Ford (P)2019 Rachel Ford

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Author: Rachel Ford
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Up, Not Down Syndrome

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Up, Not Down Syndrome is a love letter and a map. Experience how it feels to think your life is over after having an unlovable baby. At first, the loss seems impossible to overcome. Alex becomes the author's greatest teacher. Love is stronger than fear. Everyone has gifts.  The book consists of three parts: the story, the lessons that Alex taught the writer and Alex's perspective. Up, Not Down Syndrome is a promise to stay positive, no matter what: up, not down. Nancy's journey gets to the core of what it is to be human. This audiobook will help you: Explore what it feels like to think life, as you know it, is over Discover the fierce love, joy, and peace a baby diagnosed with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) brings Learn the lessons this child taught his mom Understand the gift this baby brings to our world Realize the depth of the love this family has for the child Praise for the book: "A beautiful, honest account of not just accepting - but embracing - the unknown. Nancy shows us the blessing of an unexpected gift and the enormity of love." (Sara Byala, PhD) "This is a wonderful book to remind you that the joy of love is possible in unexpected places when you open your heart to it." (Barbara Taylor Bowman, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development) "A moving and wise story of how a family navigates through hope, loss, learning and, most of all, love." (Rabbi David Wolpe, author of David: The Divided Heart) "The truth and beauty of Nancy Schwartz's words tell an ongoing story of love, learning and the power of acceptance. All can learn from this family's boundless hope and from their source of joy and strength: Alex." (April Beard, music educator and cellist) Learn more at www.UpNotDownBook.com

©2020 Nancy M. Schwartz (P)2020 Nancy M. Schwartz

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Lessers and Betters: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Summary

Experience love as it blooms upstairs and downstairs.

Lessers and Betters asserts that class is an imaginary distinction conferring no better manners on the haves and no lesser nobility on the have-nots and that the deepest human emotions are universal and ignore wealth or status.

Now for the first time under the same cover, discover the paired novellas that explore the remarkable events of November 5, 1815, when the Cecil Governess, Kitty Bennet, was grievously injured as she defended her charge. What rests behind the attack? Listeners of Lessers and Betters will experience a unique literary unique approach that offers both gentry and servant perspectives presented in their own self-contained novellas.

Of Fortunes Reversal: A brisk Hyde Park morning is shattered by a child’s scream. How two gently-born adults react in those next few desperate moments sets the plot in motion that is a unique reconsideration of the traditional Pride and Prejudice memes. Of Fortune’s Reversal is a novella-length tale based upon an inversion of Mrs. Bennet's exclamation that with one good marriage, the other girls would be thrown in front of rich men. What if the well-wed sister was neither Jane nor Elizabeth?

The Maid and the Footman: Explore the growing affection between a young lady’s maid, Annie Reynolds, and a retired sergeant, Henry Wilson: ultimately a love story as great as any written by the immortals. In the Jane Austen universe, the celebrated novels are written from the point-of-view of the landed gentry. Servants are rarely seen except to open doors, serve dinner, or fetch smelling salts. Follow Annie and Henry as they combine with General Sir Richard Fitzwilliam and Miss Bennet to defeat an awesome threat aimed at the heart of the British Empire.

The combined volume is approximately 82,000 words in length.

©2018 Donald P. Jacobson (P)2018 Donald P. Jacobson

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Lee Shores

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Sometimes still waters are the most dangerous. Murder turns a quiet month of shore leave into a nightmare for Chief Engineer Kay Ellis and Captain Magdalene Landon of the Black Flag. When a member of their crew is implicated in the killing of a young woman, the privateers find themselves pawns in an interplanetary diplomatic struggle that predates any of them. With little evidence to support their claims of innocence, an alien government eager to make examples of the human visitors, and the eyes of two superpowers watching their every move, every passing day brings them closer to ruin. If they don't find the real killer soon, they’ll swing for a crime they didn't commit. And the Union will be hung out to dry with them. Cover by May Dawney Designs.

©2019 Rachel Ford (P)2020 Rachel Ford

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Author: Rachel Ford
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Scandalous Liaison

Summary

In her youth, Grace Stratton, the Duchess of Abernathy, gave her heart to Lewis Duffield, an American plantation owner. Family duty tore them apart as she was required to wed another man. After years of being widowed, Grace finds herself alone with Lewis and their old flames rekindle, but can they recapture the all-consuming love they once shared?

©2018 Amanda Mariel (P)2019 Amanda Mariel

Narrator: Barbara Rich
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible