This urgent and eye-opening book makes the case that protecting humanity's future is the central challenge of our time. If all goes well, human history is just beginning. Our species could survive for billions of years - enough time to end disease, poverty, and injustice, and to flourish in ways unimaginable today. But this vast future is at risk. With the advent of nuclear weapons, humanity entered a new age, where we face existential catastrophes - those from which we could never come back. Since then, these dangers have only multiplied, from climate change to engineered pathogens and artificial intelligence. If we do not act fast to reach a place of safety, it will soon be too late. Drawing on over a decade of research, The Precipice explores the cutting-edge science behind the risks we face. It puts them in the context of the greater story of humanity: showing how ending these risks is among the most pressing moral issues of our time. And it points the way forward, to the actions and strategies that can safeguard humanity. An Oxford philosopher committed to putting ideas into action, Toby Ord has advised the US National Intelligence Council, the UK Prime Minister's Office, and the World Bank on the biggest questions facing humanity. In The Precipice, he offers a startling reassessment of human history, the future we are failing to protect, and the steps we must take to ensure that our generation is not the last.
©2020 Toby Ord (P)2020 Recorded Books
Listen to hilarious unabridged stories starring the ever-popular Jeeves and Wooster from the master of great British comedy: P. G. Wodehouse. Stories featured: "Jeeves Takes Charge", "Jeeves and The Unbidden Guest", "The Artistic Career of Corky", "The Aunt and the Sluggard", "Clustering Round Young Bingo", "Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg", and "The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy".
©2004 CSA Telltapes Ltd. (P)2004 CSA Telltapes Ltd.
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! After Kristy's mom got married, her family moved to Watson's house in a new neighborhood. But the kids there aren't very friendly - in fact, they're total snobs! They criticize Kristy's clothes, make fun of the Baby-Sitters Club...and worst of all, they laugh at Louie, Kristy's pet collie, who's going blind. Nobody does that and gets away with it! Kristy's fighting mad, and she's not going to put up with a Snob Attack any longer - and neither is the BSC!
©1988 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From beloved paranormal author Christina Dodd, another addition to her romantic Darkness Chosen series.... For the ability to transform into a heartless predator, a brutal warrior promised his soul - and the souls of his descendants - to the devil. Now, one thousand years later, the Wilder brothers battle the darkness inside them.... Blessed - or cursed - with the ability to change into a sleek, cruel panther, and driven by a dark soul he's accepted as his fate, powerful Adrik Wilder abandons his family and his honor to pursue a life of wickedness. He excels at every vice, kidnapping strong-willed Karen Sonnet and forcing her to welcome the helpless pleasure only he can give her. But Karen's spirit and passion make him question the force of his family's curse, for she could be the key to their survival. And when a new evil emerges, Adrik must choose whether to enact revenge on his enemies and redeem his soul...or save Karen from a fate worse than death.
©2008 by Christina Dodd. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The Great One weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey and the heroes and stories that inspired him.
From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed "The Great One", he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. No one has seen more of the game than he has - but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw.
For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; and shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history.
Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.
©2016 Wayne Gretzky (P)2016 Penguin Audio
A luminary in the fantasy genre firmament, R. Scott Bakker returns fans to his acclaimed Prince of Nothing universe with The Judging Eye. Aspect-Emperor Kellhus is waging a terrifying war, subjugating all nations in his path. There are those willing to stand together against him, but these rebellious souls must act quickly and decisively to thwart his mad schemes of power and domination.
©2010 R. Scott Bakker (P)2013 Recorded Books
For over 60 years, readers of all ages have been enchanted by the magical realms, the epic battles between good and evil, and the unforgettable creatures of Narnia. This box set includes all seven titles in The Chronicles of Narnia - The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle.
©2005 C. S. Lewis (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! They're lean, they're mean, they're the pride of Stoneybrook. Who are they? They're Kristy's Krushers! When Kristy sees how much her little brothers and sisters want to play on a softball team, she organizes a ragtag team of her own. They may not be champions, with Jackie Rodowsky, walking disaster, on the team, but at least they have team spirit! Now Bart's Bashers have challenged the Krushers to a game. The Bashers really are lean and mean...but the worst part of it all is that Kristy has a giant crush on the Bashers' coach. The best friends you'll ever have - with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!
©1989 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Genius programmer Angela Hoot has always been at the top of her class. Now she's at the bottom of the FBI food chain - until her first case threatens everyone around her. Angela's graduate school days at MIT come to an abrupt end when she uses her hacking skills on another student's computer. Yet her mentor, Eve Abajian, arranges a new beginning for her - as an intern in FBI's Boston field office. Her new supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Keats, one of only two agents in the Northeast to make his rank before the age of 30, sees in Angela a fellow prodigy. But Angela's skills come with a natural curiosity, which is also a dangerous liability. With little training, Angela is quickly plunged into a tough case: tracking murderous brothers who go by the Poet and the Engineer. When Keats tells her to "watch and listen", Angela's mind kicks into overdrive. The obsessive thinking that earned her As on campus can prove fatal in the field.
©2020 James Patterson (P)2020 Hachette Audio
When a relationship with a narcissist ends, the caretaking partner is often left confused, deeply hurt, and often still emotionally connected, while the narcissist seems to easily move on to the next relationship. Healing from a Narcissistic Relationship offers guidance about what to expect as the relationship unravels and how to cope with the fallout. It also helps the reader learn to truly disengage and move through the grief process. Presenting techniques for healing and rebuilding self-esteem and self-confidence, this book offers a guide to developing emotional strength and encourages forgiveness and reconciliation with the past. It shows the reader how to increase emotional self-protections, quit caretaking in relationships, and become more independent and self-loving. Using real stories, Margalis Fjelstad offers a process of healing that can direct the reader away from former patterns of inequitable relationships and toward loving, caring connections that can truly grow healthfully and flourish. It shows that ending a relationship with a narcissist may be the best thing that ever happened.
©2017 Margalis Fjelstad (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.
One of 2021's Most Highly Anticipated New Books - Newsweek One of The 20 New Leadership Books - Adam Grant One of The Best New Wellness Books Hitting Shelves In January - Shape.com A Next Big Idea Club Nominee Social Chemistry will utterly transform the way you think about "networking". Understanding the contours of your social network can dramatically enhance personal relationships, work life, and even your global impact. Are you an Expansionist, a Broker, or a Convener? The answer matters more than you think.... Yale professor Marissa King shows how anyone can build more meaningful and productive relationships based on insights from neuroscience, psychology, and network analytics. Conventional wisdom says it's the size of your network that matters, but social science research has proven there is more to it. King explains that the quality and structure of our relationships has the greatest impact on our personal and professional lives. As she shows, there are three basic types of networks, so listeners can see the role they are already playing: Expansionist, Broker, or Convener. This network decoder enables listeners to own their network style and modify it for better alignment with their life plans and values. High-quality connections in your social network strongly predict cognitive functioning, emotional resilience, and satisfaction at work. A well-structured network is likely to boost the quality of your ideas, as well as your pay. Beyond the office, social connections are the lifeblood of our health and happiness. The compiled results from dozens of previous studies found that our social relationships have an effect on our likelihood of dying prematurely - equivalent to obesity or smoking. Rich stories of Expansionists like Vernon Jordan, Brokers like Yo-Yo Ma, and Conveners like Anna Wintour, as well as personal experiences from King's own world of connections, inform this warm, engaging, revelatory investigation into some of the most consequential decisions we can make about the trajectory of our lives.
©2020 Marissa King (P)2020 Penguin Audio
In this number one New York Times best-selling thriller, FBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to investigate her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer. FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister, Mercy, was kidnapped - and likely killed - 30 years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee's unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant, Carol Blum, head back to Atlee's rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil - and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder. Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets - some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life - digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes....
©2019 David Baldacci (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce is famous for playing the lovably self-important Dr. Niles Crane in the hit TV series Frasier. Now, he brings the same wit and charming arrogance to his Signature Classics performance of Jonathan Swifts Gullivers Travels. More than just a mock travel book and fabulous adventure, Gullivers Travels is a character study and social satire that skewers politics, science, religion, philosophy, and pretentiousness with a bite and resonance that remains as fresh today as the day it was published. Maybe thats why it hasnt been out of print in nearly 300 years. Set sail with David Hyde Pierce for a smart, fun, new Gullivers Travels experience thats unlike any other. And stay tuned for more one-of-a-kind performances from actors Leelee Sobiesky, Casey Affleck, Tim Curry, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics.
Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
A horrific crime that defies explanation, a rookie FBI agent in uncharted territory, and an extraordinary hero for the ages: an investigation spirals out of control in this heart-pounding thriller. Odessa Hardwicke's life is derailed when she's forced to turn her gun on her partner, Walt Leppo, a decorated FBI agent who turns suddenly, inexplicably violent while apprehending a rampaging murderer. The shooting, justified by self-defense, shakes the young FBI agent to her core. Devastated, Odessa is placed on desk leave pending a full investigation. But what most troubles Odessa isn't the tragedy itself - it's the shadowy presence she thought she saw fleeing the deceased agent's body after his death. Questioning her future with the FBI and her sanity, Hardwicke accepts a low-level assignment to clear out the belongings of a retired agent in the New York office. What she finds there will put her on the trail of a mysterious figure named Hugo Blackwood, a man of enormous means who claims to have been alive for centuries, and who is either an unhinged lunatic, or humanity's best and only defense against unspeakable evil. From the authors who brought you The Strain Trilogy comes a strange, terrifying, and darkly wondrous world of suspense, mystery, and literary horror. The Hollow Ones is a chilling, spell-binding tale, a hauntingly original new fable from Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro and best-selling author Chuck Hogan featuring their most fascinating character yet.
©2020 Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing
In a twisting, unpredictable new novel of suspense by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, an heir to the Cahill fortune discovers just how dangerous, and duplicitous, family can be.... The Cahills of San Francisco are famous for two things: their vast wealth, and the scandals that surround them. Murder, greed, deadly ambition...some people will do anything to get, and keep, the Cahills kind of money. Not that James Cahill wants any of it. Hes tried to make his own way, less interested in a future inheritance than in his construction company - and in enjoying the many women taken in by the easy charms of a handsome, soon-to-be-rich bad boy. Perhaps thereve been too many women. Waking up in a small hospital in Washington State, bandaged and bruised, James barely recognizes the gorgeous blonde who comes to visit. Through the haze of pain and medication, he recalls that she is Sophia, the woman hes been cheating with. Gradually memories return - his girlfriend, Megan, had found out about Sophia. Now Megan is missing, her sister, Rebecca, is hounding him - and police and reporters are asking questions too. James insists he has no idea what happened. Yet he cant escape a feeling of dread.... Meanwhile, in a locked room, a woman waits, trapped, petrified, and desperate. She thought she knew who to trust. But the betrayal you cant imagine - or cant remember - may be the most terrifying weapon of all....
©2020 Lisa Jackson, LLC. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From the author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece comes the compelling national best-selling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of the Dakota - New York Citys most famous residence. When a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house the Dakota, leads to a job offer for Sara Smythe, her world is suddenly awash in possibility - no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America. The opportunity to be the female manager of the Dakota. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else...and is living in the Dakota with his wife and three young children. One hundred years later, Bailey Camden is desperate for new opportunities: Fresh out of rehab, the former interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. Bailey's grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden, yet Bailey won't see a dime of the Camden family's substantial estate; instead, her cousin Melinda - Camden's biological great-granddaughter - will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda's vision. The renovation will take away all the character of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived in...and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a former Dakota employee who had previously spent seven months in an insane asylum - a madwoman named Sara Smythe. A century apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages - for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the nightlife's free-flowing drinks and cocaine - and take refuge in the Upper West Side's gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich, and often as tragic, as the Dakota's can't hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers inside could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden - and the woman who killed him - on its head.
©2017 Fiona Davis (P)2017 Penguin Audio
One of Popsugars Best New Books for Summer 2020 A 30-year-old woman retraces her gap year through Ireland, France, and Italy to find love - and herself - in this hilarious and heartfelt novel. It's been seven years since Chelsea Martin embarked on her yearlong postcollege European adventure. Since then, she's lost her mother to cancer and watched her sister marry twice, while Chelsea's thrown herself into work, becoming one of the most talented fundraisers for the American Cancer Coalition, and with the exception of one annoyingly competent coworker, Jason Knightley, her status as most successful moneymaker is unquestioned. When her introverted mathematician father announces he's getting remarried, Chelsea is forced to acknowledge that her life stopped after her mother died and that the last time she can remember being happy, in love, or enjoying her life was on her year abroad. Inspired to retrace her steps - to find Colin in Ireland, Jean Claude in France, and Marcelino in Italy - Chelsea hopes that one of these three men who stole her heart so many years ago can help her find it again. From the start of her journey nothing goes as planned, but as Chelsea reconnects with her old self, she also finds love in the very last place she expected.
©2020 Jenn McKinlay (P)2020 Penguin Audio
635AD. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and third instalment in The Bernicia Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Oswald is now King of Northumbria. However, his plans for further alliances and conquests are quickly thrown into disarray when his wedding to a princess of Wessex is interrupted by news of a Pictish uprising. Rushing north, Oswald leaves Beobrand to escort the young queen to her new home. Their path is fraught with danger and uncertainty, Beobrand must try to unravel secrets and lies if they are to survive. Meanwhile, old enemies are closing in, seeking brutal revenge. Beobrand will give his blood and blade in service to his king, but will that be enough to avert disaster and save his kith and kin from the evil forces that surround them?
©2016 Matthew Harffy (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
All's faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jen DeLuca. Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him? The faire is Simon's family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn't have time for Emily's lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she's in her revealing wench's costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they're portraying? This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can't seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.
©2019 Jen DeLuca (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Kristy believes that the autistic child she sits for is normal enough to attend special ed classes at school. After a while though, she realizes that Susan would be better off with children like herself.
©1990 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Set in contemporary, recession gripped Britain, a left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis.
What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britains Intelligence Establishment.
©2010 David Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
In this book, we will provide you with everything you need to know about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as the reasons why it's being considered one of the most effective treatments for certain emotional disorders. We'll go through the basics and essentials that beginners have to understand before they start their treatments, as well as the different benefits one can gain from it. Included are the different issues it is known to effectively treat, and the philosophy behind it. Aside from this, we also provide you with introductions into the different techniques used in CBT. Many of these techniques are meant to tackle very specific issues, and that is one of the great things about CBT. It provides very focused treatments and sets specific goals for the therapist and their client to achieve. We delve into the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behavior - how all three affect each other and how making small changes can result in significant positive results in our lives. As you go through the book you will understand the process better and why CBT is the most proven method for successfully treating mental sufferings. Exactly what you will learn.... The benefits of CBT How to reprogram your brain to overcome mental sufferings Understanding how your mind works Different Cognitive Distortions and how to be aware of it How to employ CBT tools and Maximize them Challenging unhelpful, intrusive thoughts How to break bad habits forever! Other situational CBT exercises And much more.... So grab this book today and start your journey to becoming completely free from depression, anxiety, and phobias!
©2017 Ryan James (P)2017 Ryan James
An accomplished storyteller returns with her biggest, boldest, most entertaining novel yet - a hilarious, heartfelt story about books, love, sisterhood, and the surprises we discover in our DNA that combines the wit of Jonathan Tropper with the heart of Susan Wiggs. Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mothers death from cancer 15 years ago tarnished their golden-hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart. Their one touchstone is their father, Bill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion and college professor universally adored by critics, publishers, and book lovers. When Bill dies unexpectedly one cool June night, his shell-shocked daughters return to their childhood home. They arent quite sure what the future holds without their larger-than-life father, but they do know how to throw an Irish wake to honor a man of his stature. But as guests pay their respects and reminisce, one stranger, emboldened by whiskey, has crashed the party. It turns out that she, too, is a Sweeney sister. When Washington, DC-based journalist Serena Tucker had her DNA tested on a whim a few weeks earlier, she learned she had a 50 percent genetic match with a childhood neighbor - Maggie Sweeney of Southport, Connecticut. It seems Serenas chilly WASP mother, Birdie, had a history with Bill Sweeney - one that has remained totally secret until now. Once the shock wears off, questions abound. What does this mean for Williams literary legacy? Where is the unfinished memoir hes stashed away, and what will it reveal? And how will a fourth Sweeney sister - a blonde among redheads - fit into their story? By turns revealing, insightful, and uproarious, The Sweeney Sisters is equal parts cautionary tale and celebration - a festive and heartfelt look at what truly makes a family. This audiobook includes an episode of the Book Club Girl Podcast, featuring an interview with Lian Dolan about The Sweeney Sisters.
©2020 Lian Dolan (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Mother's Day is coming up and the baby-sitters have the same problem they do every year: What do they get their mothers? Kristy, especially, wants to do something nice for her mom. Mrs. Brewer has been acting kind of strange and secretive lately, and Kristy's worried about her.... But then Kristy gets another one of her great ideas. Why don't the baby-sitters treat their moms - and the mothers of the kids they sit for - to a day off without any kids around? The BSC plans a gigantic baby-sitting party. It's a Mother's Day surprise that couldn't be beat! Until Kristy's mom reveals a very special surprise of her own.
©1989 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Tightly paced and skillfully plotted, The Lost Night is a remarkable debut. (Jessica Knoll, New York Times best-selling author of Luckiest Girl Alive) What really happened the night Edie died? Years later, her best friend, Lindsay, will learn how unprepared she is for the truth. Named one of the best books of the year by BuzzFeed Glamour Real Simple Marie Claire Library Journal Booklist CrimeReads In 2009, Edie had New Yorks social world in her thrall. Mercurial and beguiling, she was the shining star of a group of recent graduates living in a Brooklyn loft and treating New York like their playground. When Edies body was found near a suicide note at the end of a long, drunken night, no one could believe it. Grief, shock, and resentment scattered the group and brought the era to an abrupt end. A decade later, Lindsay has come a long way from the drug-addled world of Calhoun Lofts. She has devoted best friends, a cozy apartment, and a thriving career as a magazines head fact-checker. But when a chance reunion leads Lindsay to discover an unsettling video from that hazy night, she starts to wonder if Edie was actually murdered - and, worse, if she herself was involved. As she rifles through those months in 2009 - combing through case files, old technology, and her fractured memories - Lindsay is forced to confront the demons of her own violent history to bring the truth to light. Praise for The Lost Night [An] impressive debut with a nerve-wracking finish. (People) A compulsively readable journey into the dark corners of memory. Bartz has crafted a terrifying and delicious narrative in the vein of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins. (Jo Piazza, best-selling coauthor of The Knockoff) Andrea Bartz casts a nostalgic, misty haze over this story about a meticulous-minded woman playing detective with her own life. If youve ever woken up unsure of what happened the night before and then proceeded to do it again...oh my, this is your book. (Caroline Kepnes, author of You and Providence)
©2019 Andrea Bartz (P)2019 Random House Audio
An Instant New York Times Best Seller Something hasnt been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the best-selling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls. Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isn't right at the motel, something haunting and scary. Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.
©2020 Simone St. James (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Change when you eat and change your body, your health, and your life! Diets don't work. You know you know that, and yet you continue to try them, because what else can you do? You can fast, feast, and repeat. After losing more than 80 pounds and keeping every one of them off, Gin Stephens started a vibrant, successful online community with hundreds of thousands of members from around the world who have learned the magic of a Delay, Don't Deny® intermittent fasting lifestyle. Fast. Feast. Repeat. has it all! You'll learn how to work a variety of intermittent fasting approaches into your life, no matter what your circumstances or schedule. Once you've ignited your fat-burning superpower, you'll get rid of "diet brain" forever, tweak your protocol until it's second nature, and learn why IF is a lifestyle, not a diet. Fast. Feast. Repeat. is for everyone! Beginners will utilize the 28-Day FAST Start. Experienced intermittent fasters will strengthen their intermittent fasting practice, work on their mindset, and hear about the latest research out of top universities supporting intermittent fasting as the health plan with a side effect of weight loss. Still have questions? Gin has you covered! All of the most frequently asked intermittent fasting questions are answered in the exhaustive FAQ section. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Gin Stephens (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy featuring kilted musicians, Renaissance Faire tavern wenches, and an unlikely love story. LibraryReads Pick Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it's been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she'll even find The One. When Stacey imagined "The One", it never occurred to her that her summertime Faire fling, Dex MacLean, might fit the bill. While Dex is easy on the eyes onstage with his band, The Dueling Kilts, Stacey has never felt an emotional connection with him. So when she receives a tender email from the typically monosyllabic hunk, she's not sure what to make of it. Faire returns to Willow Creek, and Stacey comes face-to-face with the man with whom she's exchanged hundreds of online messages over the past nine months. To Stacey's shock, it isn't Dex - she's been falling in love with a man she barely knows.
©2020 Jen DeLuca (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Journey back to the height of the Cold War in this non-fiction Audible Original. Its 1984. US intelligence officers battling the Soviets know that KGB spies could be anywhere. Anywhere except the FBI. Because the Bureau has never been compromised -- until now. In this noir, spy thriller, we follow the life and mystery of Richard W. Miller, the first FBI agent arrested for espionage against his own country. When Miller is spotted with a suspected Soviet spy and former FBI Informant, it sets off a chain of events that will threaten national security, shake public faith in the institutions meant to protect Americans, destroy a family, and derail careers. Featuring the voices of Congressman Adam Schiff, Richard W. Millers family, former US Attorney Robert Bonner, and veteran reporter Linda Deutsch - and based off of extensive research, including Millers own prison diaries and trial transcripts spanning 7 years. Expect intrigue, suspense, and a modern exploration of a remarkable past event. This Audible Original was produced by Frequency Machine. [Contains sensitive content]
©2020 Frequency Machine (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC
The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes is a page-turning peek inside the glamour and brutality of life as a pop star. Sloan takes us on a wild ride through the world of music video shoots, expensive hotels, and arena tours - showing us the darkness that threatens just below the surface. (Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times best-selling author of Daisy Jones & The Six) I didn't know I was waiting for a smart, literary writer to craft a novel about the rise and fall of a teen star akin to Britney Spears until I discovered The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes. A witty, bright, hilarious - and at times devastating - read. I loved it." (Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times best-selling author of The Jetsetters) Cassidy Holmes isn't just a celebrity. She is Sassy Gloss, the fourth member of the hottest pop group America has ever seen. Hotter than Britney dancing with a snake, hotter than Christina getting dirrty, Gloss was the pop act that everyone idolized. Fans couldn't get enough of them, their music, and the drama that followed them like moths to a flame - until the groups sudden implosion in 2002. And at the center of it all was Sassy Cassy, the Texan with a signature smirk that had everyone falling for her. But now she's dead. Suicide. The world is reeling from this unexpected news, but no one is more shocked than the three remaining Glossies. Fifteen years ago, Rose, Merry, and Yumi had been the closest to Cassidy, and this loss is hitting them hard. Before the group split, they each had a special bond with Cassidy - truths they told, secrets they shared. But after years apart, each of them is wondering: what could they have done? Told in multiple perspectives - including Cassidy herself - and different timelines, this is a behind-the-scenes look into the rise and fall of a pop icon, and a penetrating examination of the dark side of celebrity and the industry that profits from it.
©2020 Elissa R. Sloan (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Twenty years ago, Melanie Stokes was abandoned in a Boston hospital, then adopted by a wealthy young couple. Gifted with loving parents, a doting brother, and an indulgent uncle, Melanie has always considered herself lucky. Until the first cryptic, threatening note arrives: You Get What You Deserve. Melanie has no memory of her life before the adoption. Now someone wants her to remember it all - even the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter. As Melanie pursues every lead and chases every shadow in search of her real identity, two seemingly unrelated events from her past will come together in a dangerous explosion of truth.
©1999 Lisa Baumgartner (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister Mercy clashes with military investigator John Puller's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy - from which neither of them will escape unscathed. For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy's disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister's kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo. With time running out, Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum race to Vincenzo's last known location in Trenton, New Jersey - and unknowingly stumble straight into John Puller's case, blowing his arrest during a drug ring investigation involving a military installation. Stunningly, Pine and Puller's joint investigation uncovers a connection between Vincenzo's family and a breathtaking scheme that strikes at the very heart of global democracy. Peeling back the layers of deceit, lies and cover-ups, Atlee finally discovers the truth about what happened to Mercy. And that truth will shock Pine to her very core.
©2020 David Baldacci (P)2020 Hachette Audio
Featured on Oprah's Summer Reading List For readers and listeners of Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing and Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees, this extraordinary historical debut novel follows three fierce Southern women in an unforgettable story of motherhood and womanhood. It's 1924 in Branchville, South Carolina, and three women have come to a crossroads. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters. Retta, a first-generation freed slave, comes to Gertrude's aid by watching her children, despite the gossip it causes in her community. Annie, the matriarch of the influential Coles family, offers Gertrude employment at her sewing circle, while facing problems of her own at home. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta, and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an emotional, timeless story about the power of family, community, and ferocity of motherhood. "Like Jill McCorkle and Sue Monk Kidd, Spera probes the comfort and strength women find in their own company." (O, The Oprah Magazine) "A mesmerizing Southern tale.... Authentic, gripping, a page-turner, yet also a novel filled with language that begs to be savored." (Lisa Wingate, New York Times best-selling author of Before We Were Yours)
©2019 Deb Spera (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
A gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller of family intrigue and dark secrets, from the author of Someone Is Watching and See Jane Run. There was no shortage of words she could use to describe her father, and almost none of them complimentary. Serves you damn right, she thought. A voicemail from her estranged sister, Melanie, sends Robins heart racing and her mind spiraling in a full-blown panic attack. Melanies message is dire: Their father, his second wife, and his 12-year-old stepdaughter have been shot - likely in a home invasion - and lie in the hospital in critical condition. Its been more than five years since Robin turned her back on her father when he married her best friend. Five years since she said good-bye to her hometown of Red Bluff, California, and became a therapist. More than two years since Robin and Melanie have spoken. Yet even with all that distance and time and acrimony, the past is always with Robin. Now, she must return to the family she left behind. As she attempts to mend fences while her father clings to life, Robin begins to wonder if there is more to the tragedy than a botched burglary attempt. It seems that everyone - Robins mercurial sister, her less-than-communicative nephew, her absent brother, and even Tara, her fathers wife - has something to hide. And someone may have put them all in grave danger. New York Times best-selling author Joy Fielding has written a gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller of family intrigue and dark secrets. The Bad Daughter explores the deadly differences between the lies we want to believe and the truths we wish not to know. Praise for The Bad Daughter: So expert is [Joy] Fielding at seeding clues that readers will never see the final plot twist coming. The acutely portrayed family dynamics lend pathos and a certain schadenfreudian frisson to the proceedings. An author who knows her way around suburban angst. (Kirkus Reviews) Fielding, a sure hand at psychological suspense, amps up tension nicely here as the narrative reaches a high-energy conclusion. (Booklist) [Keeps] the reader turning the pages until the bombshell final shocker. (Publishers Weekly)
©2018 Joy Fielding (P)2018 Random House Audio
In this follow-up to the number one best-selling thriller Invisible, every perfect murder looks like an accident, but as bodies start to pile up across the country, two FBI agents realize that something horrible is happening. FBI Agent Emmy Dockery is absolutely relentless. She's young and driven, and her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a shocking new case - unfolding across the country - has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. How? To FBI Special Agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, everyone in the FBI is a suspect - particularly Emmy Dockery (the fact that she's his ex-fiancée doesn't make it easier). But someone else is watching Dockery. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it's the perfect time to strike.
©2019 James Patterson and David Ellis (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Fast-paced and brilliantly unpredictable, J.T. Ellisons breathtaking new novel invites you to a wedding none will forget - and some wont survive. Jutting from sparkling turquoise waters off the Italian coast, Isle Isola is an idyllic setting for a wedding. In the majestic cliff-top villa owned by the wealthy Compton family, up-and-coming artist Claire Hunter will marry handsome, charming Jack Compton, surrounded by close family, intimate friends...and a host of dark secrets. From the moment Claire sets foot on the island, something seems amiss. Skeletal remains have just been found. There are other, newer disturbances, too. Menacing texts. A ruined wedding dress. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claires otherwise blissful relationship - the strange mystery surrounding Jacks first wife. Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out - and the real terror begins....
©2020 J. T. Ellison (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The New York Times and Washington Post bestselling serial-killer thriller that will leave you wondering, is the past really in the past? Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PDs profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoes a hunter, intense and focused; Tatums a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killers psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die. But when the contents of three inconspicuous envelopes reveal a chilling connection to gruesome murders from Zoes childhood, suddenly the hunter becomes the hunted.
©2018 Michael Omer (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A new era dawns in the world of Kiera Casss number one New York Times best-selling Selection series America and Maxons fairy-tale romance enchanted listeners from the very first page of The Selection. Now find out what happens after happily ever after in this fourth captivating novel, perfect for fans of Veronica Roths Divergent, Lauren Olivers Delirium, or Renée Ahdiehs The Wrath & the Dawn. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxons heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesnt expect anything like her parents fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isnt as impossible as shes always thought. A new generation of swoon-worthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series! Dont miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Casss legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!
©2015 Kiera Cass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
This program includes an author's note read by the author. From one of the most followed BookTubers today comes Again, But Better, a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again. Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents...sounds ideal - but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance...whats that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a-ticking, and she needs a change - there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure! Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart. Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination, one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic - the possibilities are endless.
©2019 Christine Riccio (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Introducing a remarkable new character from number-one New York Times best-selling writer David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States who must confront a new threat...and an old nightmare. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate. It soon seems clear the lost tourist had something more clandestine than sightseeing in mind. But just as Pine begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she's abruptly called off the case. If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it....
©2018 David Baldacci (P)2018 Hachette Audio
Inception meets True Detective in this science-fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope that follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind.... I promise you have never read a story like this. (Blake Crouch, New York Times best-selling author of Dark Matter) Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family - and to locate his vanished teenage daughter. Though she can't share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship USS Libra - a ship assumed lost to the currents of Deep Time. Moss knows firsthand the mental trauma of time travel and believes the SEAL's experience with the future has triggered this violence. Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence to crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time's horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself. Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.
©2017 Tom Sweterlitsch (P)2017 Penguin Audio
Kiera Cass' number one New York Times best-selling Selection series has captured the hearts of audiences from its very first moments. Now the end of the journey is here. Prepare to be swept off your feet by The Crown - the eagerly awaited, wonderfully romantic fifth and final book in the Selection series. In The Heir, a new era dawned in the world of The Selection. Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn didn't think she would find a real partner among the Selection's 35 suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you...and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult - and more important - than she ever expected. Dont miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Casss legion of loyal listeners and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!
©2016 Kiera Cass (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: the husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else.
©2016 Tarryn Fisher (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
A self-affirming, holistic guide for everyone - single or married, divorced or dating - to transforming heartbreak into healing by the founder of the innovative and revolutionary Renew Breakup Bootcamp Amy Chan hit rock bottom when she discovered that her boyfriend cheated on her. Although she was angry and broken-hearted, Chan soon came to realize that the breakup was the shakeup she needed to redirect her life. Instead of descending into darkness, she used the pain of the breakup as a bridge to self-actualization. She devoted herself to learning various healing modalities from the ancient to the scientific, and dived into the psychology of love. It worked. Fast forward years later, Amy completely transformed her life, her relationships and founded a breakup bootcamp helping countless women heal their hearts. In Breakup Bootcamp, Amy Chan directs her experience as a relationship columnist and as the creator of Renew Breakup Bootcamp into a practical, thoughtful guide to turning broken hearts into an opportunity to break out of complacency and destructive habits. Dubbed "the Chief Heart Hacker", Amy Chan grounds her practical advice and tried and tested methods rooted in cutting-edge psychology and research, helping first her bootcamp attendees and now her listeners most effectively heal and reclaim their self-love. Breakup Bootcamp comes at the perfect time, when many are feeling the intensity of being in or out of a relationship, lonely or suffocated, and flirting with old toxic relationships theyve outgrown. Relatable, life-changing, and backed by sound scientific research, Breakup Bootcamp can help anyone turn their greatest heartbreak into a powerful tool for growth. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Amy Chan (P)2020 HarperAudio
New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for "fantastic storytelling" (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life - and that of a handsome stranger - before they're swallowed up in darkness forever.
©2016 Karen Robards (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The hit series is back to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! The baby-sitters just love little babies. So of course Kristy has the great idea of entering a float in the Stoneybrook Baby Parade. All the girls have to do is round up a bunch of adorable babies like Squirt and Emily Michelle, dress them in costumes, and plop them on a float. Easy, right? Wrong. The float looks like a big orange blob, the costumes are hideous, and the babies won't stop crying. S.O.S. - the baby-sitters' float is about to sink!
©1991 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Light Filters In, this compilation of short, powerful poems from Instagram sensation Trista Mateer shines beauty and insight into relationships, love, growing up, and learning to cope. When the Stars Wrote Back features completely new material, plus some fan favorites from Trista's account. This powerful collection unpacks how to heal from trauma, explores love in many forms, and empowers you to love yourself and take up the space you deserve. "Big Bang Theory" what happens if we collide? will it feel like atoms bursting? will it burn like light? will your hands feel the same as other people's hands? will the whole world change if we touch? do you want to find out?
©2020 Trista Mateer (P)2020 Listening Library
A Good Morning America Book Club Pick! "Reminiscent of Liane Moriartys What Alice Forgot and Kate Atkinsons Life After Life, Oona Out of Order is a delightfully freewheeling romp." (Booklist starred review) Oona Out of Order is a remarkably inventive novel that explores what it means to live a life fully in the moment, even if those moments are out of sequence. Just because life may be out of order, doesnt mean its broken. Its New Years Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight, she will turn 19, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the New Year begins, Oona faints and awakens 32 years in the future in her 51-year-old body. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house shes told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random. And so begins Oona Out of Order.... Hopping through decades, pop culture fads, and much-needed stock tips, Oona is still a young woman on the inside but ever changing on the outside. Who will she be next year? Philanthropist? Club Kid? World traveler? Wife to a man shes never met? Surprising, magical, and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore has crafted an unforgettable story about the burdens of time, the endurance of love, and the power of family. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books
©2020 Margarita Montimore (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
From New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd comes the second book of Darkness Chosen, a seductive series about an ancient, dark evil that lives in the modern world... Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder battles darkness - the darkness without and the darkness within. He possesses the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey, and that gift has caused death and destruction. At last he is offered the chance to redeem himself and break the evil pact that has held his family in thrall for centuries. Only one woman stands in his way - Tasya Hunnicutt, a writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, its been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess...
©2007 Christina Dodd. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time, recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series. They were windows into emotions I had and hadnt had, into other settings and circumstances and observations and relationships. Decades later, Sittenfeld was met by the same feeling selecting the stories for this years edition. The result is a striking and nuanced collection, bringing to life awkward college students, disgraced public figures, raunchy grandparents, and mystical godmothers. To listen to these stories is to experience the transporting joys of discovery and affirmation and to realize that story writing in America continues to flourish. The Best American Short Stories 2020 includes: T. C. Boyle Emma Cline Mary Gaitskill Andrea Lee Elizabeth Mc Cracken Alejandro Puyana William Pei Shih Kevin Wilson And others
©2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
If you like Jill Shalvis and Kristin Hannah, youll love Jennifer Ryans exciting new novel, where a young woman has the chance to rebuild her life and become the woman she was always meant to be.... An inheritance she never expected... After serving time for a crime she didnt commit, Evangeline returns home to discover her father left her solely responsible for the familys failing ranch, her mother blames her for her fathers death, and her brothers want her out of their way. With her familys future squarely on her shoulders, she desperately searches for ways to save their home - before they lose everything. A chance to right past mistakes... Her only ally: Chris Chambers. The cop who sent her away is positive she took the fall for someone else. And if she helps him track down the real criminals, hell clear her record. But the closer Evangeline and Chris get to exposing the truth - and to each other - the deeper Evangeline is drawn into a dangerous sting that will finally bring her justice and pave the way for a bright future.
©2019 Jennifer Ryan (P)2019 HarperAudio
An unsolved crime pits a desperate woman against a relentless killer in New York Times bestselling author Mary Burtons heart-stopping novel of psychological suspense
Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Ginas screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being interrogated as a suspect in the immediate aftermath. Now Kaitlin has only one way to assuage the pain and nightmaresby interviewing everyone associated with the unsolved crime for a podcast that could finally bring closure to a case gone cold. But when a woman Kaitlin questions is later found stabbed to death, she fears that shes drawn a killer out of hiding. Its Detective John Adlers fear that the murders have only just begun. Now his job is to keep Kaitlin safe. As a bond between Kaitlin and Adler builds, the past closes in just as fastand its darker than Kaitlin remembers. Soon, her wish will come true. Shes going to find out exactly what happened to Gina. Someone has been dying to tell her.
©2018 Mary Burton (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
People dont just disappear without a trace.... Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold. Now, 11 years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what theyll find.... In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense and New York Times best-selling author Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
©2021 Mary Kubica (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past. When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.
©2017 Brigid Kemmerer (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
New York Times Best Seller What if America had a royal family? If you can't get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and The Royal We! Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown. Two girls vying for the prince's heart. This is the story of the American royals. When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren't just any royals. They're American. As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America's first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she's breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn't care much about anything, either...except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there's Samantha's twin, Prince Jefferson. If he'd been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince...but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart. The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. New York Times best-selling author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded - and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history. "The lives of the American royal family will hook you in the very first pages and never let go. Relatable, believable, fantastical, aspirational, and completely addictive." (Sara Shepard, number one New York Times best-selling author of the Pretty Little Liars and Perfectionists series)
©2019 Katharine McGee (P)2019 Listening Library
Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud listen that follows a fictitious group of eight 20- and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man. The women in the book are stand-ins for annoying friends that we all have. Theres Nicole, whos always broke and tries to pay for things in Forever21 gift cards. Theres Katie, the self-important budding journalist, who thinks a retweet and a byline are the same thing. And theres Jen, the DIY suburban bride-to-be. With a perfectly pitched sardonic tone, Hey Ladies! will have you cringing and laughing as you recognize your own friends and even yourself. Cover design by Michelle Markowitz, Caroline Moss (©2018 Abrams)
©2018 Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city. Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school. When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together. They aren't friends. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night.
©2019 Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal (P)2019 Recorded Books
Tessa Wilson's life is all over the map. She may be clumsy, but this time she's stumbled into a pickle by choice, not by accident. She's agreed to take a month-long trip around Texas jammed into a '59 Cadillac with a drama-loving teenager, two elderly spitfires, and - oh, yes - her biological mama who gave her away at birth. And the ride gets even crazier when hot-as-sin cowboy Branch Thomas crosses into her lane. They don't call him the sexiest man in the Lone Star State for nothin'. As the miles pass and sparks fly between Tessa and Branch, her grandmother starts dropping hints about family wedding traditions. And as Tessa discovers the power of her budding friendships and the unbreakable strength of her newfound family of strong Texas women, she wonders if she's also on the road to the biggest adventure of all: true love.
©2015 Carolyn Brown. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A forensic psychologist fights a mental war against two serial killers in this disturbing thriller from Mike Omer, Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of A Killers Mind. An online video of a girl clawing at the ceiling of her own grave could be the worst thing FBI forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley has ever seen. Perhaps even more disturbing is the implication of the videos title: Experiment Number One. Zoe and her partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray, work as fast as they can to find the monster behind the shocking video, but soon another one shows up online, and another girl turns up dead. Meanwhile, a different murderer is on Zoes mind. Rod Glover has been tormenting her since childhood, and his latest attack is a threatening photo of himself with Zoes sister. As Glovers threats creep toward action, Zoes torn between family and duty. Zoe must think fast to prevent another murder. With her own familys safety on the line, Zoe feels shes never been in more danger. And while shes always known her job could send her to an early grave, she always assumed shed be dead first.
©2019 by Michael Omer. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The Hazel Wood meets The Astonishing Color of After in this dreamy, atmospheric novel that follows 16-year-old Eli as she tries to remember what truly happened the night her mother disappeared off a frozen fjord in Norway under the Northern Lights. Never whistle at the Northern Lights, the legend goes, or they'll sweep down from the sky and carry you away. Sixteen-year-old Eline Davis knows it's true. She was there 10 years ago, on a frozen fjord in Svalbard, Norway, the night her mother whistled at the lights and then vanished. Now, Eli lives an ordinary life with her dad on Cape Cod. But when the Northern Lights are visible over the Cape for just one night, she can't resist the possibility of seeing her mother again. So she whistles--and it works. Her mother appears, with snowy hair, frosty fingertips and a hazy story of where she's been all these years. And she doesn't return alone. Along with Eli's mother's reappearance come strange, impossible things. Narwhals swimming in Cape Cod Bay, meteorites landing in Eli's yard, and three shadowy princesses with ominous messages. It's all too much, too fast, and Eli pushes her mother away. She disappears again--but this time, she leaves behind a note that will send Eli on a journey across continents, to the northern tip of the world: Find me where I left you.
©2021 Nicole Lesperance (P)2021 Listening Library
From New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a funny heartache of a novel about overcoming the past, confronting the future, and defying all expectations. Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee - and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas - has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennies fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say shes taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams. As romance starts to bud, Jennie relishes what it means to follow her heart, find real new friends, and finally be herself - regardless of all the lying town chatter. But fate has another twist in store. Rumor has it that Jennie now stands to lose what matters most
unless she can convince Rick of one true thing - and thats love.
©2018 Carolyn Brown (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
A crucial, genre-bending tale, equal parts Ned Vizzini and Patrick Ness, about the life-saving power of friendship. Solomon and Ash both experienced a traumatic event when they were 12. Ash lost all memory of that event when she fell from Solomons tree house. Since then, Solomon has retreated further and further into a world he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality but crawls with foes and monsters...in both animal and human form. As Solomon slips further into the place he calls Darkside, Ash realizes her only chance to free her best friend from his pain is to recall exactly what happened that day in his backyard and face the truth - together. Fearless and profound, Sam J. Millers follow up to his award-winning debut novel, The Art of Starving, spins an intimate and impactful tale that will linger with listeners.
©2019 Sam J. Miller (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
"Gudenkauf proves herself the master of the smart, suspenseful small-town thriller that gets right under your skin." (Gilly Macmillan, New York Times best-selling author of The Nanny) Everyone has a secret theyll do anything to hide.... Twenty-five years ago, the body of 16-year-old Eve Knox was found in the caves near her home in small-town Grotto, Iowa - discovered by her best friend, Maggie, and her sister, Nola. There were a handful of suspects, including her boyfriend, Nick, but without sufficient evidence the case ultimately went cold. For decades Maggie was haunted by Eves death and that horrible night. Now a detective in Grotto, and seven months pregnant, she is thrust back into the past when a new piece of evidence surfaces and the case is reopened. As Maggie investigates and reexamines the clues, secrets about what really happened begin to emerge. But someone in town knows more than theyre letting on, and theyll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried deep. Check out these other riveting novels of suspense by best-selling author Heather Gudenkauf: The Weight of Silence, These Things Hidden, One Breath Away, Little Mercies, Missing Pieces, Not a Sound, and Before She Was Found.
©2020 Heather Gudenkauf (P)2020 Harlequin Audio
Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC! "An irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition." (Kirkus, starred review) "Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing." (Katie Couric) "This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book." (Arianna Huffington, founder, Huffington Post and founder & CEO, Thrive Global) "Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book." (Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author of Quiet) From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world - where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she). One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives - a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a 20-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys - she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell. With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.
©2019 Lori Gottlieb (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A subtly but relentlessly unsettling novel. (TANA FRENCH, author of The Witch Elm) It was the perfect place to disappear.... One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew - to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureens new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes. Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl 30 years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hide dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all.... A heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel of betrayal and revenge. Stunning! (Carol Goodman, award-winning author of The Night Visitors) Featuring a brilliantly executed dual timeline with two unforgettable narrators, One Night Gone is a timely and timeless mystery that will keep you obsessively reading well past your bedtime. (Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World)
©2019 Tara Laskowski (P)2019 HarperAudio
Is America ready for its first queen? If you can't get enough of Harry and Meghan and Will and Kate, you'll love this sequel to the New York Times best seller that imagines America's own royal family - and all the drama and heartbreak that entails. Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and The Royal We. Power is intoxicating. Like first love, it can leave you breathless. Princess Beatrice was born with it. Princess Samantha was born with less. Some, like Nina Gonzalez, are pulled into it. And a few will claw their way in. Ahem, we're looking at you Daphne Deighton. As America adjusts to the idea of a queen on the throne, Beatrice grapples with everything she lost when she gained the ultimate crown. Samantha is busy living up to her "party princess" persona...and maybe adding a party prince by her side. Nina is trying to avoid the palace - and Prince Jefferson - at all costs. And a dangerous secret threatens to undo all of Daphne's carefully laid "marry Prince Jefferson" plans. A new reign has begun....
©2020 Katharine McGee (P)2020 Listening Library
What happens when the person you find most impossible becomes impossible to resist? Opposites distract in this hilarious romantic comedy about Americas least likely couple. There's just one thing standing between liberal Senate staffer Kate Adams and passage of the landmark legislation she's been fighting for all year: Ben Mackenzie, intimidating gatekeeper for one of DC's most powerful conservative senators. After Kate and Ben lock horns in a meet-not-so-cute, they vow to take each other down - by any means necessary. She thinks hes arrogant (and doesn't deserve those gorgeous green eyes). He thinks she's too quick to judge (and irresistibly maddening). But as their endless game of one-upmanship becomes Kate's favorite part of the day, she starts to wonder if her feelings for Ben are closer to attraction than animosity...and maybe their sparring is flirting. When Kate realizes there's more to Ben than meets the eye, she's forced to confront her biggest fear: In her sworn enemy, she may have found her perfect match.
©2020 Devon Daniels (P)2020 Penguin Audio
A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession, and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Silence. For 12-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover - movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon, their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora - and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted - not even those closest to Cora. Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship and betrayal, about the power of social pressure and the price of needing to fit in. It is about the great lengths a parent will go to protect their child and keep them safe - even if that means burying the truth, no matter the cost.
©2019 Heather Gudenkauf (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
An Amazon Charts bestseller. From the bestselling author of The Neon Lawyer comes a gripping thriller about a prosecutor confronted with the darkest part of her past and the worst fears for her future.... Fourteen years ago, prosecutor Jessica Yardley's husband went to prison for a series of brutal murders. She's finally created a life with her daughter and is a well-respected attorney. She's moving on. But when a new rash of homicides has her ex-husband, Eddie, written all over them - the nightmares of her past come back to life. The FBI asks Jessica to get involved in the hunt for this copycat killer - which means visiting her ex and collaborating with the man who tore her life apart. As the copycat's motives become clearer, the new life Jessica created for herself gets darker. She must ask herself who she can trust and if she's capable of stopping the killer - a man whose every crime is a bloody valentine from a twisted mastermind she's afraid she may never escape.
©2020 Victor Methos (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Selected as a "BUZZ BOOK" for Fall/Winter (Publishers Lunch) The Wall Street Journal's national security reporter - formerly based in Kabul from 2013-2017 - takes listeners into the lives of US Special Forces on the front lines against the Taliban and Islamic State, where a new and covert war is keeping Afghanistan from collapse. In 2015, the White House claimed triumphantly "the longest war in American history is over". But for some, it was just the beginning of a new and covert war, fought far from public view, with limited resources, little governmental oversight, and contradictory orders. Take Hutch, a battle-worn Green Beret on his fifth combat tour in 2015, tasked with a high-stakes mission: lead a small band of men into Kunduz, recapture the city from the Taliban, and turn it over to the Afghan government. The US role was meant to be a secret - after all, the war was over. Then, disaster struck. He called in an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing dozens of doctors and patients. Or Caleb, who stepped on a bomb during a raid on a Taliban hideout in notorious Sangin. Or Andy, trapped in Marjah with a crashed Black Hawk and no air support. From Hutch to Caleb to Andy, Eagle Down is a dramatic and intimate portrayal of this ongoing forgotten war that moves from the desperate battlegrounds in muddy Afghan villages all the way to the White House. Pulitzer Prize finalist Jessica Donati, with big picture insight and on-the-ground grit, reveals how America came to rely on US Special Forces, through successive policy directives that ramped up the war under the Obama and Trump administrations. Donati argues the covert war is failing to stabilize Afghanistan, and without a long-term plan, is undermining US interests both at home and abroad. Relying on Donati's daring on-the-ground reporting, firsthand accounts from Special Forces, military documents, and declassified reports, Eagle Down is an account of the heroism, sacrifice, and tragedy experienced by those that continue to fight America's longest war.
©2021 Jessica Donati (P)2021 PublicAffairs
Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting new thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci. The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City. So Archer hops on a bus and begins the long journey out west to California, where rumor has it there is money to be made if youre hard-working, lucky, criminal - or all three. Along the way, Archer stops in Reno, where a stroke of fortune delivers him a wad of cash and an eye-popping blood-red 1939 Delahaye convertible - plus a companion for the final leg of the journey, an aspiring actress named Liberty Callahan who is planning to try her luck in Hollywood. But when the two arrive in Bay Town, California, Archer quickly discovers that the hordes of people who flocked there seeking fame and fortune landed in a false paradise that instead caters to their worst addictions and fears. Archers first stop is a P.I. office where he is hoping to apprentice with a legendary private eye and former FBI agent named Willie Dash. He lands the job, and immediately finds himself in the thick of a potential scandal: a blackmail case involving a wealthy well-connected politician running for mayor that soon spins into something even more sinister. As bodies begin falling, Archer and Dash must infiltrate the world of brothels, gambling dens, drug operations, and long-hidden secrets, descending into the rotten bones of a corrupt town that is selling itself as the promised land - but might actually be the road to perdition, and Archers final resting place.
©2021 David Baldacci (P)2021 Hachette Audio
From the New York Times best-selling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century - two deep in the past, one in the present - to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania. May 2013 Her finances are in dire straits, and best-selling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimers-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced member of parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe.... April 1915 Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetters marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, preoccupied with business...and something else on which she cant quite put a finger. Shes hoping a trip to London in Lusitanias lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect - but she cant ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander and take charge of her own life.... Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, thats her story. Tessa has never left the US, and her English accent is a hasty fake. Shes really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But shes had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, theyll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling theres something about this job that isnt as it seems.... As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives...and history itself.
©2018 Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Harley House Books, LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
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.
©2016 Marieke Nijkamp (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. First published in print by Sourcebooks Fire.
Kristy's mom is getting married, and everyone is coming to town to help, bringing their kids with them. Fourteen kids! Kristy is sure she and Stacey, Claudia, Mary Anne, and Dawn can handle it - they're professional baby-sitters after all, and Kristy's mom has offered them a lot of money to take on such a big job. But will a week of changing diapers, stopping fights, solving mix-ups, and keeping 14 children entertained prove to be too much for the BSC? Can they keep things under control for Kristy's big day?
©1987 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
This celebrated coming-of-age novel moves from Manhattan during the early days of Mad Men to the swinging, chaotic 1970s: A sensitive girl burdened with her mother's drinking and long string of husbands becomes a special young woman when her best friend's family opens her eyes to art Esme Singer is a resilient girl from Los Angeles, new to Manhattan, who takes better care of her beautiful, alcoholic mother than her mother does of her. A former fashion model and extra in the movies, her mother attracts a series of husbands and boyfriends as Esme watches in fascination and sometimes horror. Esme's father comes and goes, forever riding the wave of the latest get-rich-quick scheme. As Esme becomes a teenager, she turns to her friend Leah's cultured, exotic family for inspiration and solace - especially Leah's father, a well-known photographer who encourages Esme to cultivate her gifts. Might art - and a favorite teacher - become the answer to some of her troubles? The Beginner's Book of Dreams is an insightful, sophisticated, sometimes wickedly funny, always sharp-eyed portrayal of a young woman inventing and discovering her own independent spirit.
©1988 Elizabeth Benedict (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Three women return home in search of second chances in this heartwarming short story from New York Times best-selling author Carolyn Brown. What do a runaway bride, a free spirit, and a corporate exec have in common? Besides all being down on their luck, Lainie, Jodi, and Becky are Lizzie Cornell's granddaughters. Upon inheriting their grandmother's home and family bait shop, the three cousins return to Catfish, Texas, grieving Lizzie's passing and hoping to find the fresh start they all need. Turns out cohabitating together and running the Catfish Fisherman's Hut isn't at all like the idyllic summers they spent as children on the banks of the Red River. The days are long and hot, the tourists demanding and rude. And then there's Chris, a local river guide who seems to have eyes only for Becky. But Lizzie's death has set in motion a chain of events that will cause a new generation of Cornell women to come together. And thanks to this chance inheritance, some local fishermen, and the love of their Granny Lizzie, the Cornell cousins discover that sometimes an ending is really the beginning of a brand-new happily ever after.
©2021 Carolyn Brown (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.
In a heartwarming novel of secret wishes and family lost and found, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels creates a timeless Christmas story to cherish... The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that's why this time of year is so difficult for airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she's been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks on her door, lost and frightened after a forbidden visit to her singing teacher, Ivy's self-imposed exile is shattered. Holly has an extraordinary voice, and wants nothing more than to perform in an upcoming Christmas musical. Holly's father, Daniel, doesn't allow music in their home, refusing to give a good reason why - just as he refuses to talk about Holly's mother. Ivy has no idea how closely she and Daniel are linked by their tragic pasts, yet she's drawn to the warmth she senses beneath his gruff exterior. And as Christmas nears, their shared concern for Holly begins to draw Ivy back into the world again... and toward a family who may need her just as much as she needs them...
©2017 Fern Michaels (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The hit series is back to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! Kristy's not too happy with some things at Stoneybrook Middle School. The hot lunches, for example, look like dog food, and Mary Poppins is such a babyish choice for their annual play. What the eighth grade really needs is a new class president. Someone who's organized and has great ideas - someone like Kristy! But can Kristy coach a softball team, keep up her grades, baby-sit, run the BSC, and be president? The baby-sitters are about to find out!
©1992 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Freaky Friday meets The Parent Trap in New York Times best-selling author Christine Riccio's Better Together, a sparkling and heartfelt story about sisters, second chances, finding romance, and finding yourself. Jamies an aspiring stand-up comic in Los Angeles with a growing case of stage anxiety. Siris a stunning ballerina from New Jersey nursing a career-changing injury. Theyve both signed up for the same session at an off the grid Re-Discover Yourself Retreat in Colorado. When they run into each other, their worlds turn upside down. Jamie and Siri are sisters, torn apart at a young age by their parent's volatile divorce. Theyve grown up living completely separate lives: Jamie with their Dad and Siri with their Mom. Now, reunited after over a decade apart, they hatch a plot to switch places. Its time they get to know and confront each of their estranged parents. With an accidental assist from some fortuitous magic, Jamie arrives in New Jersey, looking to all the world like Siri, and Siri steps off her flight sporting a Jamie glamour. The sisters unexpectedly find themselves stuck living in each other's shoes. Soon Siri's crushing on Jamie's best friend Dawn. Jamie's falling for the handsome New Yorker she keeps running into, Zarar. Alongside a parade of hijinks and budding romance, both girls work to navigate their broken family life and the stresses of impending adulthood. A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books
©2021 Christine Riccio (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
A bittersweet inheritance reunites three estranged sisters in a novel of family, trust, and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown. When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as sometimes sisters". They connected only during the summer month theyd all spend at their grandmothers rustic lakeside resort in north Texas. But secrets started building, and ten years have passed since theyve all been together - in fact, theyve rarely spoken, and it broke their grandmothers heart. Now shes gone, leaving Annies Place to her granddaughters - twelve cabins, a small house, a café, a convenience store, and a lot of family memories. Its where Dana, Harper, and Tawny once shared so many good times. Theyve returned, sharing only hidden regrets, a guarded mistrust, and haunting guilt. But now, in this healing summer place, the secrets that once drove them apart could bring them back together - especially when they discover that their grandmother may have been hiding something, too... To overcome the past and find future happiness, these sometimes sisters have one more chance to realize they are always family. An Amazon Charts bestseller.
©2018 by Carolyn Brown. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre's inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark. Yet night is the only time Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail--they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre. Despite her caution a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre. And what he knows will change Kym's life. Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel by MarcyKate Connolly stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.
©2015 MarcyKate Connolly (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
A #1 Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown brings together two wounded hearts in a Texas romance of second chances and twice-in-a-lifetime true love. Inheriting the Magnolia Inn, a Victorian home nestled in the East Texas pines, is a fantasy come true for Jolene Broussard. After living with the guilt of failing to rescue her self-destructive mother, Jolene knows her aunt and uncles B&B is the perfect jump start for a new life and a comforting place to call home. Theres just one hitch: stubborn and moody carpenter Tucker Malone. Hes got a half interest in the Magnolia Inn, and hes planting his dusty cowboy boots squarely in the middle of her dream. Ever since his wifes death, Tuckers own guilt and demons have left him as guarded as Jolene. The last thing he expects is for his new partner to stir something inside him he thought was gone forever. And as wary as Jolene is, she may have found a kindred spirit - someone she can help, and someone she can hold on to. Restoring the Magnolia Inn is the first step toward restoring their hearts. Will they be able to let go of the past and trust each other to do it together?
©2019 by Carolyn Brown. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
House Rules: Do your own dishes Knock before entering the bathroom Never look up your roommate online The Wheatons are infamous among the East Coast elite for their lack of impulse control, except for their daughter Clara. Shes the consummate socialite: over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. But every Wheaton has their weakness. When Claras childhood crush invites her to move cross-country, the offer is too tempting to resist. Unfortunately, its also too good to be true. After a bait-and-switch, Clara finds herself sharing a lease with a charming stranger. Josh might be a bit too perceptive - not to mention handsome - for comfort, but theres a good chance he and Clara could have survived sharing a summer sublet if she hadnt looked him up on the internet.... Once she learns how Josh has made a name for himself, Clara realizes living with him might make her the Wheatons most scandalous story yet. His professional prowess inspires her to take tackling the stigma against female desire into her own hands. They may not agree on much, but Josh and Clara both believe women deserve better sex. What they decide to do about it will change both of their lives, and if theyre lucky, theyll help everyone else get lucky too.
©2020 Rosie Danan (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Chevy Stevens, the acclaimed and beloved author of Still Missing is back with her most breathtaking thriller yet in Dark Roads. For decades, people have been warned about the Cold Creek Highway. Hitchhikers have vanished along it over the years, and women have been known to have their cars break down...and never be seen again. When Hailey McBride decides to run away from an unbearable living situation, she thinks that her outdoor skills along the Cold Creek wilderness will save her, and she counts on people thinking that she was the victim of the killer. One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek to attend a memorial for the victims of the highway, but it might as well be one week for the amount of pain that Beth is still dealing with after her sister, Amber, was murdered the previous summer. Beth has quit university, is lying to her parents, and popping pills like Tic Tacs. Maybe this will finally bring her peace. When she gets a job at a local diner where Amber once worked, she connects with people who knew her sister. Beth wants to find who killed her sister and put her own life back together, but as she gets closer to the truth, she learns that there is more than one person lying in Cold Creek. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press "Dark Roads is a chilling, pulse-pounding thriller that also tugs at the heartstrings. It's everything you've come to love from a master of the psych thriller genre!" (Mary Kubica, New York Times best-selling author of The Other Mrs.) "My favorite Chevy Stevens book since Still Missing. Stevens reliably creates complex, resilient female characters, and Hailey and Beth - whose lives collide in Dark Roads - are utterly compelling. The suspense builds with every page, and the ending is a complete shocker." (Sarah Pekkanen, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Wife Between Us)
©2021 Chevy Stevens (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
Bestselling author Victor Methoss acclaimed series continues as prosecutor Jessica Yardley races to catch an art-obsessed serial killer before she becomes his next masterpiece. Retiring prosecutor Jessica Yardley cant turn down one last investigation. This time, its a set of murders inspired by a series of grisly paintings called The Night Things. Shes the only one who can catch the killer, whos left a trail of bodies in a rural community outside of Las Vegas. But the more Jessica finds out, the less clear her case becomes. Out of options, shes forced to consult her serial killer ex-husband - to gain additional insight into the crimes and the killers motivations. By the time Jessica realizes that pursuing this case is a deadly mistake, its too late to turn back. Can she catch the killer, or will she be the final addition to a killers masterpiece?
©2021 Victor Methos (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against. Seth isn't happy about it, either. The eighty-two-year-old doesn't want a "babysitter" - much less a Massey - something he makes clear when Emmy arrives at his house, an empty mansion built for the woman who broke his heart. But as Emmy stays and the two eventually open up to each other, she learns the reason behind a feud between Seth, Tandy, and Logan's grandfather Jesse Grady that goes back six decades. She also uncovers a secret that forever changes how she sees her past and her future...
©2017 Carolyn Brown (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I had his posters on my wall when I was 16, and when I accidentally got pregnant in high school, his was the face I dreamt of when I closed my eyes at night. Now, more than 20 years later, that dream has turned into reality. Not only is Drew Amhurst in my tiny town of Seaside, alive and in the flesh, but he's mentoring my rock-star son. Drew says he's mine for a week, and he made me three promises: no strings attached, no falling in love, and only seven days. He's confident he can help me rediscover myself both in and out of the bedroom, and I'm confident he's too arrogant for his own good. At the end of seven days, he swears he'll walk out of my life the way he came into it. The only problem is, the more I get to know him the more I want to surrender the last pieces of my heart and beg him to stay.
©2020 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Twin sisters separated by the past are reunited by unspeakable crimes in New York Times bestselling author Mary Burtons throat-clutching novel of suspense.... Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faiths mirror image - the twin sister she never knew she had. Faith knew that she was adopted, but now shes finding that her childhood concealed other secrets. Following the trail of clues Macy left behind, Faith and Texas Ranger Mitchell Hayden make a shocking discovery on an isolated country ranch - a burial ground for three women who disappeared thirty years before. They werent the only victims in a killers twisted plot. And they wont be the last. As the missing pieces of Faiths and Macys dark lives snap into place, Faith is becoming more terrified by what she sees - and by what she must do to save her sister and herself from the past.
©2018 Mary Burton (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In this new military sci-fi thriller from the Nebula Award-winning author of Cold Welcome, Admiral Kylara Vatta is back - with a vengeance. Ky beats sabotage, betrayal, and the unforgiving elements to lead a ragtag group of crash survivors to safety on a remote arctic island. And she cheats death after uncovering secrets someone is hell-bent on protecting. But the worst is far from over when Ky discovers the headquarters of a vast conspiracy against her family and the heart of the planet's government itself. With their base of operations breached, the plotters have no choice but to gamble everything on an audacious throw of the dice. Even so, the odds are stacked against Ky. When her official report on the crash and its aftermath goes missing - along with the men and women she rescued - Ky realizes that her mysterious enemies are more powerful and dangerous than she imagined. Now, targeted by faceless assassins, Ky and her family - along with her fiancé, Rafe - must battle to reclaim the upper hand and unmask the lethal cabal closing in on them with murderous intent. Cover design by Arielle Pearl. Cover Illustration: © Mike Bryan, based on a photograph © Michael Frost.
©2018 Elizabeth Moon (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heart. When 12-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.
©2017 Joan Bauer (P)2017 Listening Library
For fans of Pretty Little Liars, Little Monsters is a new psychological thriller from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation among teenage girls. Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and, strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister. Kacey's new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls - she's even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them. Which is why it's so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don't invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn't exactly feel like an accident. But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly Broken Falls doesn't seem so welcoming after all - especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers. Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you're the new girl, you shouldn't trust anyone.
©2017 Kara Thomas (P)2017 Listening Library
My name is shouted on rooftops. It's written on bras, on the inside of bathroom stalls - hell, my name is everywhere. To say my name is to experience an orgasm without ever leaving your damn house. My name is Zane Saint Andrews. I'm sex. I'm a rock god. I'm also a virgin. What they don't know won't kill them, right? Give the people what they want. And what they want is the idea of me; the pleasure they gain by listening to my song and knowing without a doubt that I'm talking about them and only them. It worked for a while. Until a nerdy girl with glasses falls at my feet, literally, and suddenly I don't want to be Saint anymore. What I want? What I really need? Is to be kept. By her.
©2016 Rachel van Dyken (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer comes the chilling conclusion to Zoe Bentleys decades-long nightmare. A murderer who drinks his victims blood? FBI profiler Zoe Bentley and Agent Tatum Gray thought theyd seen it all, but this young womans barbaric murder is especially hard to stomach. They didnt expect to work this case. But vampirism aside, the murderers MO is identical to that of Rod Glover - the serial killer whos been pursuing Zoe since childhood. Forensics reveals the murder to be his work, but not his alone; desperate to fulfill his sick purpose, he has taken on an equally depraved partner. Zoes own frustration grows after another woman turns up dead and drained - and another goes missing. Time is running out: Zoe knows her own death will be the climax of Glovers sinister play, which has been unfolding for twenty years. To stop Glover and his vile partner, shell need to plunge deep into their motives; but this means drawing ever closer to becoming another casualty of a dark, dark thirst.
©2020 by Michael Omer. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Named a Best Book of 2019 by Esquire and a Best Book of 2019 (So Far) by Real Simple and Glamour "Bitingly funny and often painfully realistic." (Entertainment Weekly) "Brilliant . . . . Devastating, reliably hilarious." (Nylon) "[A] compulsively readable page-turner." (Cosmopolitan) An assured and savagely funny novel about three old friends as they navigate careers, husbands, an ex-fiancé, new suitors, and, most importantly, their relationships with one another. After a devastating break-up with her fiancé, Geraldine is struggling to get her life back on track in Toronto. Her two old friends, Sunny and Rachel, left ages ago for New York, where they've landed good jobs, handsome husbands, and unfairly glamorous lives (or at least so it appears to Geraldine). Sick of watching from the sidelines, Geraldine decides to force the universe to give her the big break she knows she deserves, and moves to New York City. As she zigzags her way through the downtown art scene and rooftop party circuit, she discovers how hard it is to find her footing in a world of influencers and media darlings. Meanwhile, Sunny's life as an It Girl watercolorist is not nearly as charmed as it seemed to Geraldine from Toronto. And Rachel is trying to keep it together as a new mom, writer, and wife - how is it that she was more confident and successful at 25 than in her mid-30s? Perhaps worst of all, why are Sunny and Rachel - who've always been suspicious of each other - suddenly hanging out without Geraldine? Hilarious and fiercely observed, How Could She is an essential novel of female friendship, an insider's look into the cutthroat world of New York media - from print to podcasting - and a witty exploration of the ways we can and cannot escape our pasts.
©2019 Lauren Mechling (P)2019 Penguin Audio
This program is read by the authors and a full cast. Parenting never ends. From the founders of the number one site for parents of teens and young adults comes an essential guide for building strong relationships with your teens and preparing them to successfully launch into adulthood. The high school and college years: an extended roller coaster of academics, friends, first loves, first break-ups, drivers ed, jobs, and everything in between. Kids are constantly changing, and how we parent them must change, too. But how do we stay close as a family as our lives move apart? Enter the co-founders of Grown and Flown, Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington. In the midst of guiding their own kids through this transition, they launched what has become the largest website and online community for parents of 15- to 25-year-olds. Now, theyve compiled new takeaways and fresh insights from all that theyve learned into this handy, must-have guide. Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting teenagers, leading up to - and through - high school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room). Organized by topic - such as academics, anxiety and mental health, college life - it features a combination of stories, advice from professionals, and practical sidebars. Consider this your parenting lifeline: an easy-to-use manual that offers support and perspective. Grown and Flown is required listening for anyone looking to raise an adult with whom you have an enduring, profound connection.
©2019 Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten - until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis. When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she's shocked. The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking. Everly's research leads her to the astounding history of a family of eleven who boarded the Pulaski together, and the extraordinary stories of two women from this family: a known survivor, Augusta Longstreet, and her niece, Lilly Forsyth, who was never found, along with her child. These aristocratic women were part of Savannah's society, but when the ship exploded, each was faced with difficult and heartbreaking decisions. This is a moving and powerful exploration of what women will do to endure in the face of tragedy, the role fate plays, and the myriad ways we survive the surviving. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2021 Patti Callahan (P)2021 Penguin Audio
In this haunting short story of loyalty and betrayal, a young woman in early 1900s Massachusetts discovers that in navigating her treacherous coming-of-age, she must find her voice first. For fatefully observant Adeline, growing up carries an ominous warning from her adulterous mother: dont say a word. Adeline vows to never speak again. But thats not her only secret. After her mother takes a housekeeping job at a lighthouse off the tip of Cape Ann, a local woman vanishes. The key to the mystery lies with Adeline, the silent witness. New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic Alice Hoffman crafts a beautiful, heart-wrenching short story. Alice Hoffmans Everything My Mother Taught Me is part of Inheritance, a collection of five stories about secrets, unspoken desires, and dangerous revelations between loved ones. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single setting. By yourself, behind closed doors, or shared with someone you trust.
©2019 by Alice Hoffman. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods. Danny didnt know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like theyre ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didnt just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: She can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill. Lush, eerie, and imaginative, Amy Rose Capettas tale overflows with the perils and power of discovery - and what it means to find your home, yourself, and your way forward.
©2019 Amy Rose Capetta (P)2019 Listening Library
Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, Lori Schiller's memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage. At 17, Lori Schiller was the perfect child - the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived. In this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.
©2008 Lori Schiller and Amanda Bennett (P)2018 Hachette Audio
Lexi Steiner is a New York girl transplanted to Southern California, an ambitious immigration lawyer whose best friend (alter ego, actually) is Nell, a writer. The two of them have followed each other around the country since college, being constantly together, sometimes sharing bedmates, and always telling each other absolutely everything. But at the age of 29, their shared life as refugees is beginning to wear thin; maybe love and caring about someone isn't such a bad idea after all.
©1985 Elizabeth Benedict (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
In this true story, Armande Martel, a young nun from Quebec, is arrested by the Germans in 1940 during a stay at her religious order's mother house in Brittany. She spends the war years in a German concentration camp. After her return to Canada, she leaves the Church, finds the love of her life in Montreal, and adopts Lise Dion. Growing up, Lise is familiar with only a few facts of her mother's past. It's when she clears her mother's small apartment after her death that Lise Dion discovers the key to the blue trunk, which was always locked. This key unlocks the mystery of Armande's early life, and Lise decides to write The Secret of the Blue Trunk.
©2013 Lise Dion (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
"A gorgeously written novel on love, loss, and family", raves Nicola Yoon, the best-selling author of Everything, Everything, about this novel from the author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Two teenagers share the same room on alternating weeks at a shared summer house, imagining what it would be like to meet in real life. Previously published as The Whole Thing Together. For Sasha, summer means time at her family's sprawling old house out on Long Island. For Ray, it's the same. Sasha and Ray aren't related - and they've never met - but long ago, before they were born, Sasha's dad and Ray's mom were married. Then came a bitter divorce, remarriages, and a new generation of children. Now, the two families have an arrangement: use the summerhouse at your designated time and never cross paths. Sasha and Ray do connect, though, by email - joking around, confiding in one another, forming a friendship. They've shared so much already . . . what would happen if they met in real life? "A continuous, consistently engrossing narrative.... Deeply moving." (The Bulletin, starred) "A gorgeous exploration of family, secrets, and love." (Teen Vogue) "You absolutely must read it." (PopCrush)
©2017 Ann Brashares (P)2017 Listening Library
Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. Neither knows the other exists - until now. The New York Times best-selling author of Bird Box invites you into a world of secrets and chills in a coming-of-age story like no other. Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award "Josh Malerman is a master at unsettling you - and keeping you off-balance until the last page is turned." (Chuck Wendig, New York Times best-selling author of Blackbirds) J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world. J is one of only 26 students, all of whom think of the schools enigmatic founder as their father. Js peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know - and all they are allowed to know. But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and hes beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them? Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like Js, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other. Praise for Inspection: Creepy. . . a novel whose premise is also claustrophobic and unsettling, but more ambitious than that of Bird Box . . . Inspection is rich with dread and builds to a dramatic climax. (The Washington Post) This unlikely cross between 1984 and Lord of the Flies tantalizes. (Kirkus Reviews) Malerman builds a striking world. . . . As he did in Bird Box, Malermans crafted an irresistible scenario thats rich in possibility and thematic fruit. . . . Where [Bird Box] confined us behind a blindfold, Inspection rips it off. (The A. V. Club)
©2019 Josh Malerman (P)2019 Random House Audio
In a novel in two voices, a popular teen and an artistic loner forge an unlikely bond - and create an entire universe - via texts. But how long before the real world invades Starworld? Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the radar at school and walks on eggshells at home to manage her moms obsessive-compulsive disorder, wondering how she can ever leave to pursue her dream of studying aerospace engineering. Popular, people-pleasing Zoe puts up walls so no one can see her true self: the girl who was abandoned as an infant, whose adoptive mother has cancer, and whose disabled brother is being sent away to live in a facility. When an unexpected encounter results in the girls exchanging phone numbers, they forge a connection through text messages that expands into a private universe they call Starworld. In Starworld, they find hilarious adventures, kindness and understanding, and the magic of being seen for who they really are. But when Sams feelings for Zoe turn into something more, will the universe theyve built survive the inevitable explosion?
©2019 by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
An oral history, with the full participation of cast and crew, of one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. Since premiering in 2009, the groundbreaking television sitcom Modern Family has garnered tens of millions of devoted fans, earning 75 Emmy nominations and 22 Emmy Awards, including five in a row for Outstanding Comedy Series (one of only two sitcoms to ever achieve that feat). Professors have written about it. Psychologists have lectured on it. Leading publications, such as The New York Times and Washington Post, have explained their love for it. With funny, heartfelt, and relatable stories about family, Modern Family has gained a worldwide following of hundreds of millions of viewers in countries as diverse as England, Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, and South Africa. As much as people love the show, few know the stories behind it. How did a kernel of an idea by Emmy-winning writers Steve Levitan and Chris Lloyd morph into a television juggernaut? Where did they find the cast? How did they come up with story ideas and film favorite episodes? What went on behind the scenes? Up until now, there have been individual stories and interviews about the show, but nothing comprehensive that captures the complete story of the series. Marc Freeman's Modern Family: The Untold Oral History of One of Television's Groundbreaking Sitcoms is the only major audiobook ever compiled that explores this show as told by those who created it. More than 70 people, including the entire cast, crew, and creators, detail the full history of this iconic sitcom. The cast recalls their memories of the trials and tribulations of casting. They share their impressions from the first table read through the last light turning out. Writers, directors, and performers walk listeners through story lines, production, and favorite episodes. Guest stars such as Elizabeth Banks, Josh Gad, Adam Devine, Matthew Broderick, and Nathan Lane recall their appearances on the show while others recount their experiences working with Kevin Hart, Barbara Streisand, Ed Norton, and more. Listeners get to go behind the scenes and experience the show like never before, including personal photos. They'll also discover the never-told fallout and divorce of the two showrunners, making the show two separate series blended into one. Even people unfamiliar with the show will gain deep insight into what it takes to put a series on television. Typically, oral histories come out as retrospectives, based entirely on recall. This one will have the benefit of having the ending occur in real time. From script development to final season (the 11th season will be the show's last) listeners will get a glimpse of the cast's relationships with each other and the emotions attached to saying good-bye to the best and longest-running workplace many of them expect to ever experience. Much like the series itself, this audiobook shares a story of family, of conflict and collaboration, that went into this timeless, groundbreaking series. The program is read by Fred Berman, Stephen Bel Davies, Marc Freeman, Frankie Corzo, Ramon de Ocampo, Christopher Lloyd, and Brittany Pressley. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
©2020 Marc Freeman (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Best-selling author Katie McGarrys trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary audiobook, Only a Breath Apart. They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken. The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmothers will: In order to inherit his family farm, he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year. A fortune-teller tells Scarlett she's psychic, but what is real is Scarletts fathers controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart. Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head.... Praise for Only a Breath Apart: "A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love." (New York Times best-selling author Wendy Higgins) "Gritty and real, Only a Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce. (Kristen Simmons, critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series)
©2019 Katie McGarry (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
The Papadakis family takes in a foster child, a troubled young girl named Lou, and Kristy soon discovers that Lou's difficult behavior makes her a real challenge to baby-sit.
©1993 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world. We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that people what ain't Speddies think we too stupid to get out our own way. And that makes me mad. Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school's special ed program, but they couldn't be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they're thrown together as roommates in their first "real world" apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy's past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realize that they might have more in common than they thought - and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward. Hard-hitting and compassionate, Girls Like Us is a story about growing up in a world that can be cruel, and finding the strength - and the support - to carry on.
©2014 Gail Giles, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In the vein of best-selling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, and Daniel Smith's Monkey Mind comes a gorgeously immersive, immediately relatable, and brilliantly funny memoir about living life on the razor's edge of panic. The world never made any sense to Amanda Stern - how could she trust time to keep flowing, the sun to rise, gravity to hold her feet to the ground, or even her own body to work the way it was supposed to? Deep down, she knows that there's something horribly wrong with her, some defect that her siblings and friends don't have to cope with. Growing up in the 1970s and '80s in New York, Amanda experiences the magic and madness of life through the filter of unrelenting panic. Plagued with fear that her friends and family will be taken from her if she's not watching - that her mother will die, or forget she has children and just move away - Amanda treats every parting as her last. Shuttled between a barefoot bohemian life with her mother in Greenwich Village, and a sanitized, stricter world of affluence uptown with her father, Amanda has little she can depend on. And when Etan Patz disappears down the block from their MacDougal Street home, she can't help but believe that all her worst fears are about to come true. Tenderly delivered and expertly structured, Amanda Stern's memoir is a document of the transformation of New York City and a deep, personal, and comedic account of the trials and errors of seeing life through a very unusual lens. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2018 Amanda Stern (P)2018 Hachette Audio
IF YOU TELL A LIE
Twenty years ago, ex-beauty queen Didi Storm worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator. Now, in death, shes finally getting the publicity she always craved. To the police, it looks like suicide, or a stunt gone wrong. Her estranged daughter, Remmi, knows the answer isnt so simple. Though dressed in Didis clothes and wig, the broken body on the sidewalk isnt Didi...
THERES NO DOUBT
Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. En route to meet her crush, Noah Scott, Remmi secretly witnessed Didi handing over one of her newborn twins to a strange man. Then Didi disappeared, as did Remmis other half-sibling. Remmi pleaded with the authorities to find them, with no success. Yet shes always sensed that someone is watching her...
YOU WILL DIE
Noah, now running his own PI firm, resurfaces in Remmis life, determined to find out what happened that long-ago night. As they dig deeper, the truth about Remmis family begins to emergea story of greed and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden...
©2018 Lisa Jackson (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Reunite with Navan and Riley in Renegades, the heart-pounding third book of the best-selling Hotbloods series. BUY NOW, and prepare for an unputdownable listen....
©2018 Bella Forrest (P)2018 Nightlight Press
After seven years of misery and abuse, it's all over - Hannah O'Malley is officially divorced. Hallelujah. It's like every Christmas in her life all rolled up into one glorious day. Not only does Hannah get to keep her grandmother's spacious old house, but she has full custody of her sparky five-year-old daughter. All Hannah has to do now is put the past behind her. And now that she's free, she wants to make a difference. With the help of her warm, close-knit circle of friends - including her high school crush, Travis Wilson - Hannah begins turning her home into a safe house for other women who've endured the pain she's known. But even as life and laughter return to Hannah's home, she's haunted by the memory of her dangerously unstable ex. With a second chance at love on the horizon, Hannah must face down her past in order to let the sunshine back into her life.
©2016 Carolyn Brown (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Losing your ability to speak at the age of 17; it's not normal or fair. But trauma has a way of throwing normality out the window. Dani lives anything but a normal life: her sister is married to one of the biggest names in Hollywood, her best friends are rock stars, and she has more love around her than most people experience in a lifetime. But that doesn't change the fact their parents are dead, or that it's her fault. It seems her new normal is being a mute, living on the inside, unable to actually communicate on the outside. That is until Hollywood's newest heartthrob Lincoln Greene hires her as his assistant for the summer. He's gorgeous, completely unavailable, and unobtainable. But that doesn't stop her from wondering, if things were different, would he want her? If she was whole, would he be the other half?
©2015 Rachel van Dyken (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From the author of Amy & Rogers Epic Detour, a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak. Taylor Edwards family might not be the closest-knit - everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled - but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylors dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind havent actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend
and hes much cuter at 17 than he was at 12. As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, theyre more aware than ever that theyre battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance - with family, with friends, and with love.
©2012 Morgan Matson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
An instant New York Times best seller An NPR Concierge Best Book of the Year In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book
Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor
. [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible look at a president who always finishes in the first ranks of our leaders. (Boston Globe) Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first - and finds he is not quite the man we remember. Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, caused an international incident, and never backed down - even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War cast him as the nation's hero, he was desperate to retire, but the founders pressured him into the presidency - twice. When he retired years later, no one talked him out of it. He left the highest office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty must confront his greatest hypocrisy - what to do with the men, women, and children he owns - before he succumbs to death. With irresistible style and warm humor, You Never Forget Your First combines rigorous research and lively storytelling that will have listeners - including those who thought presidential biographies were just for dads - inhaling every word.
©2020 Alexis Coe (P)2020 Penguin Audio
An Amazon Best Book of the Month! In the first book of a suspenseful YA duology, award-winning author Mindy McGinnis draws inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe and masterfully delivers a dark, propulsive mystery in alternating points of view that unravels a friendship...forevermore. Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Truly Devious! Tress Montors family used to mean something - until she didnt have a family anymore. When her parents disappeared seven years ago while driving her best friend home, Tress lost everything. The entire town shuns her now that she lives with her drunken, one-eyed grandfather at what locals refer to as the White Trash Zoo. Felicity Turnado has it all: looks, money, and a secret. One misstep could send her tumbling from the top of the social ladder, and shes worked hard to make everyone forget that she was with the Montors the night they disappeared. Felicity has buried what she knows so deeply that she cant even remember what it is...only that she cant look at Tress without feeling shame and guilt. But Tress has a plan. A Halloween costume party at an abandoned house provides the ideal situation for Tress to pry the truth from Felicity - brick by brick - as she slowly seals her former best friend into a coal chute. Tress will have her answers - or settle for revenge.
©2021 Mindy McGinnis (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
All's fair in love and war, and Sophie is determined to win the battle for her aunt Maud's cattle ranch - even if it means fighting Elijah, a rude ex-military man. But it seems that even from the grave Aunt Maud is still matchmaking; her will states that both Sophie and Elijah must share the ranch evenly, and neither wants to give up a share. But Sophie's main focus is on the ranch, not romance; she just put her life back together after being betrayed in her previous marriage. As the two work side by side, their feelings begin to change. But before they can find their happily ever after, Elijah must see through Sophie's hard armor to the sweet soul beneath, and Sophie must help Elijah overcome his wartime nightmares of fallen friends. In Life After Wife, second chances and true love are strong, triumphing amid heartache and despair.
©2013 Carolyn Brown (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons. Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog, Carl Sagan - named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to LA, Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on Earth, his Earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he'll uncover - from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew. For fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jack Cheng's debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To listen to the first few minutes is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To listen to the end is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time. Read by Kivlighan de Montebello and a full cast, including Brittany Pressley (as Terra), Graham Halstead (as Steve), Michael Crouch (as Ronnie), and Jason Culp (as Zed). Additional narration provided by Therese Plummer, Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Pete Larkin, and Courtney Shaw. 2018 Audie Award Winner: Middle Grade Audible Best Kids Audiobook of 2017 - Finalist 2017 Booklist Editors' Choice: Audios for Youth 2018 ALSC Notable Childrens Recording 2018 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults "The premise of the book - a story told through audio recordings - is a natural fit for an audiobook, and the narrators hit it out of the park." (Booklist, starred review) "Kivlighan de Montebello's engaging young voice embodies 11-year-old Alex Petroski...an altogether captivating listening experience." (AudioFile Earphones Award)
©2017 Jack Cheng (P)2017 Listening Library
Two worlds...one desire Bess Samson was raised in privilege, but always had a thing for Cade Hollister, the rough-and-tumble cowboy next door, even ignoring her controlling, class-conscious mother's warning to stay away from him. But he turned her down - hard. Humiliated, she grew up and moved on, but never truly gave up hope. Cade has secretly always adored Bess - but is filled with disdain for the Samsons' wealth. Once, the families had been friends, until dark secrets and scandal caused a bitter rift, and now her family won't let him forget his blue-collar roots. But when an accident nearly costs Bess her life, the proud rancher must finally fight for the love he's never forgotten.
©1990 Diana Palmer. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The official report from the House Intelligence Committee on Donald Trumps secret pressure campaign against Ukraine, featuring an exclusive introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and biographer Jon Meacham For only the fourth time in American history, the House of Representatives has conducted an impeachment inquiry into a sitting United States president. This landmark document details the findings of the House Intelligence Committees historic investigation of whether President Donald J. Trump committed impeachable offenses when he sought to have Ukraine announce investigations of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Penetrating a dense web of connected activity by the president, his ambassador Gordon Sondland, his personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, and many others, this program offers a damning, blow-by-blow account of the presidents attempts to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election and his subsequent attempts to obstruct the House investigation into his actions. Published here with an introduction offering critical context from best-selling presidential historian Jon Meacham, The Impeachment Report is necessary listening for every American concerned about the fate of our democracy.
©2019 The House Intelligence Committee and Jon Meacham (P)2019 Random House Audio
A brand new fantasy adventure from New York Times best-selling author Jennifer A. Nielsen! As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor's wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge - and quarantine colony - for the ill. The Scourge's victims, Ani now among them, can expect only to live out short, painful lives there. However, Ani quickly discovers that she doesn't know the whole truth about the Scourge or the Colony. She's been caught in a devious plot, and, with the help of her best friend, Weevil, Ani means to uncover just what is actually going on. But will she and Weevil survive long enough to do so? The Scourge is an explosively thrilling tale of adventure and intrigue, courage and heart, from New York Times best-selling author Jennifer A. Nielsen.
©2016 Jennifer A. Nielsen (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.
This Cinderella didn't plan on a prince... Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything - including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman's hotter Italian cousin. HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal - let him show her his country and he'll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra's tourism industry. Kat agrees, but given her past and lingering distrust of men, she has one condition - absolutely no kissing. Thanks to the claims of a jealous British noblewoman and the schemes of a meddling paparazzo, Kat's rule doesn't seem to be a problem at first. But the more Kat gets to know Nico and the people around him, the harder it is to remember her keep-your-distance plan. Should she stick to it or risk everything for a chance at happily ever after?
©2014 Sariah Wilson (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Best-selling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn't always mean innocent. Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie is not only grief-stricken, she's full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret. Twenty years earlier, a horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. Drinking and partying in the woods, they played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong, turning deadly. The teenagers kept what happened a secret, believing that getting caught would be the worst thing that could happen. But time has taught Allie otherwise. Not getting caught was far worse. Allie has been haunted for two decades by what she and the others did, and by the fact that she never told a soul. The dark secret has eaten away at her, distancing her from everyone she loves, including her husband. Because she wasn't punished by the law, Allie has punished herself, and it's a life sentence. Now, Allie stands on the precipice of losing everything. She's ready for a reckoning, determined to learn how the prank went so horribly wrong. She digs to unearth the truth, but reaches a shocking conclusion that she never saw coming - and neither will the listener. A deeply emotional examination of family, marriage, and the true nature of justice, Someone Knows is Lisa Scottoline's most powerful novel to date. Startling, addictive, and with an ending that's impossible to forget, this is a tour de force by a beloved author at the top of her game.
©2019 Lisa Scottoline (P)2019 Penguin Audio
From New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd comes the seductive Darkness Chosen series about an ancient, dark evil that lives in the modern world A thousand years ago, a brutal warrior roamed the Russian steppes, and struck a menacing bargain. For the ability to change at will into a cold-hearted predator, Konstantine promised his soul - and the souls of his descendants - to the devil. One day a dangerous prophecy reveals the truth: one family has been chosen to battle the darkness - or face damnation. Ann Smith loves her dynamic boss, Jasha Wilder, but her daring plan to seduce him goes awry when she encounters a powerful wolf who before her horrified eyes changes into the man she adores. She soon discovers she can't escape her destiny ... for Jasha is Konstantine's descendant and Ann is the woman fated to break the curse that binds his soul...
©2007 Christina Dodd. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
One of a series of stories that revolve around the Babysitters Club. Of all the babysitters, Kristy's the last one anyone would expect to have a secret admirer. But someone is sending her mushy notes with hearts all over them.
©1990 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
When her sister disappears, the only clue Leah has is a cryptic message: Underground. By the Woods. It's 1989 in the sleepy town of Longview, Texas, when 10-year-old Lucy disappears. Her parents, the police, and the community all brace for the worst, assuming her body will soon be found in Big Woods. Just like the other unsolved kidnappings. But then Lucy's 14-year-old sister, Leah, starts having dreams about Lucy - dreams that reveal startling clues as to what happened. Leah begins her own investigation, and soon she meets a reclusive widow who may hold the key to finding Lucy...if only she can find the courage to come forward. Delving into the paranoia surrounding satanic cults in the 1980s, Big Woods is an emotionally wrought, propulsive thriller about the enormity of grief, the magical bond between sisters, and a small town's dark secrets. Praise: "Big Woods is perfectly timed to take advantage of the 1980s horror revival. Its historic details are excellent, down to the songs on Leah's car stereo. Cobb paints in Day-Glo and brings terrors of the night to life." (Foreword Magazine) "Cobb's intense, heart-wrenching debut introduces a courageous, determined teen who must find her lost sister amid a disturbing atmosphere of paranoia and fear, crafting a compelling, suspenseful story reminiscent of William Kent Krueger's Ordinary Grace." (Library Journal, starred review) "Stephen King's Stand by Me collides with Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects in this exceptional thriller. Gutsy, gripping - and pitch-perfect in its resurrection of an era long gone." (A. J. Finn, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Woman in the Window)
©2018 May Cobb (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Number one New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins's poignant middle-grade novel in verse about coming to terms with indelible truths of family and belonging. For the most part, Hannah's life is just how she wants it. She has two supportive parents, she's popular at school, and she's been killing it at gymnastics. But when her cousin Cal moves in with her family, everything changes. Cal tells half-truths and tall tales, pranks Hannah constantly, and seems to be the reason her parents are fighting more and more. Nothing is how it used to be. She knows that Cal went through a lot after his mom died, and she is trying to be patient, but most days Hannah just wishes Cal never moved in. For his part, Cal is trying his hardest to fit in, but not everyone is as appreciative of his unique sense of humor and storytelling gifts as he is. Humor and stories might be his defense mechanism, but if Cal doesn't let his walls down soon, he might push away the very people who are trying their best to love him. Told in verse from the alternating perspectives of Hannah and Cal, this is a story of two cousins who are more alike than they realize and the family they both want to save.
©2020 Ellen Hopkins (P)2020 Listening Library
An audiobook that will change the way you think about love, relationships, heartbreak, and self-empowerment. Breaking the rules, challenging perceptions, and exploring the secret desires we keep hidden from the world. Beautifully composed and written by international best-selling author Lang Leav, this new collection of poetry and prose will positively influence your life. September Love captures the magic of each passing season, a pearl of wisdom waiting to be discovered with every moment spent listening. An audiobook that will inspire you to reach for the stars.
©2020 Lang Leav (P)2020 Random House Audio
Previously uncollected nonfiction pieces by Hollywood's ultimate It Girl about everything from fashion to tango to Jim Morrison and Nicholas Cage.
Eve Babitz knew everyone, tried everything (at least once), and was never shy about sharing her thoughts on any subject, be it sex, weight loss, drug use, or her ambivalence toward New York City. From the 1970s through the 1990s, Babitz wrote on a wild variety of topics for some of the biggest publications around, from Esquire to Vogue to The New York Times Book Review. I Used to Be Charming brings together this nonfiction work.
All previously uncollected, these pieces range from sharp personal essays on body image and the male gaze to playful meditations on everything from ballroom dancing to kissing to perfume. There are breathtaking celebrity profiles, too. In one, Nicholas Cage takes her for a ride in his 67 Stingray and in another she dishes about dragging Jim Morrison to bed before the Doors had even settled on a band name (Jim was embarrassing because he wasnt cool, but I still loved him, she writes). In another essay, the author ponders her earliest days in the spotlight, posing nude with Marcel Duchamp, and in another, the never-before-published title essay, she writes about the tragic accident that compelled her to leave that spotlight behind forever.
©2019 Eve Babitz (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Introduction © 2019 by Molly Lambert.
You've never met vampires like this before... _____________________________________________ One last adventure. That's all Riley wants before heading off to college and parting ways with her two best friends. Spending their last summer together on a Texas farm in the middle of nowhere isn't quite as exciting as they'd planned... That is, until they stumble upon secrets no human should know. Men who appear and disappear. A giant wing hidden in the creek. Screams in the dead of night. Every oddity seems connected to their strange - and alarmingly attractive - new neighbors, led by the stormy-eyed Navan. For reasons she can't explain, Riley feels drawn to him and the story of his past. But Navan has a monstrous side, one that grants him incredible powers that are not of this world... and ashen skin that feels like fire to the touch. When events take a dangerous twist, Riley is determined to protect her friends at all costs, but as she unravels each thread of the mystery, she finds herself entangled in a supernatural conquest that is far bigger than Texas... and even Earth itself. A mystery. A romance. And a journey that could change the fate of the human race. Prepare for a unique spin on the lore you love - and an adventure that is as thrilling as it is unexpected. _____________________________________________ What Early Readers Are Saying: "Definitely not what I was expecting, but WOW!!!" ????? "Absolutely loved the twist on vampires. Finally not the same old tired story line." ????? *"I have read hundreds of paranormal / vampire series and this one is very unique." ????? "Edgy vampire forbidden romance. [...] Great storyline, with a fresh twist on an age-old theme. Love the new world I've entered. Can't wait to read more." ????? "I didnt know what to expect when I read the reviews about this being a twist to the vampire lore [...] Unexpectedly my new favorite series." ????? "Mind. Completely. Altered." ????? *Over 4,950 worldwide 5-star reviews of the series* _____________________________________________ Scroll up and buy now to begin! Book 1 of a completed series. *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts*
©2017 Bella Forrest (P)2018 Bella Forrest
Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy's family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. But now she's back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, Jules and Izzy will come to terms with who they are and what they mean to each other. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Zoraida Cordova (P)2019 Listening Library
Fresh out of college, Ellison Edson has fallen through the cracks of rock bottom. While staying in her family's vacation home in Colorado, her behavior has finally gained the attention of her parents - but not in the way she hoped. Cut off from the millions she's always taken for granted and left alone to fend for herself, Ellie spirals further out of control, making a mistake she can't take back. Like his twin brother, Taylor, Tyler Maddox is a member of the Alpine Hotshots, fighting wildland fires on the front line. As arrogant as he is charming, Tyler's nomadic lifestyle makes it easy to contain his relationships to one night. When he meets Ellie at a local party during the off-season, her extreme personality and dismissive attitude fascinate him at first, but as his feelings deepen, Tyler realizes that the crippling inner demons of the woman he loves might be the strongest enemy any Maddox has ever faced.
©2016 Jamie McGuire (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
When a white-water-rafting adventure goes horribly wrong, four teens must brave the wilderness to survive in Stranded in the Wild. Sixteen-year-old Savi Evans came to an adventure camp in Idaho carrying the pain of a recent and tragic loss and a dark family secret. She hopes the wilderness setting, vigorous activities, and some new faces might help take her mind off things back home. At Camp Arrowhead, Savi makes fast friends with Jade Chang and Rico Cruz, but mean and sarcastic Conner Swift is also on their raft. What was supposed to be an exciting expedition turns into a nightmare when their raft slams into a boulder and the adult guide is ejected into the water and disappears downriver. Without their guide and desperately trying to steer an out-of-control raft, the terrified teens pass the "last chance" point of no return and enter the fiercest rapids on the river. After another collision, Jade gets pinned between a rock and the raft, and Rico is also jolted from the float and ends up in the water. Savi has no choice but to cut the raft loose. By the time the teens drag themselves out of the river, they're injured, exhausted, and 25 miles from camp. Soon stranded, the foursome is in a remote wilderness with meager provisions. The area is rife with wild animals, snakes, and a vicious flesh-eating predator known as Vexel. Nobody is sure what kind of animal Vexel is because no one who has encountered him has ever survived. Now, the disoriented teens must find their way to Camp Arrowhead with the clock ticking and Vexel stalking them. Can they make it over a final hurdle before the dam opens and crushes their only hope of reaching safety? Stranded in the Wild - a thrilling adventure you won't soon forget!
©2018 Gary Rodriguez (P)2018 Gary Rodriguez
New York Times best seller In the irresistible new novel from the number one New York Times best-selling author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace.... Its 2 a.m. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and 28-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New Yorks East Village, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if shell ever make it as a reporter in the big city - and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew. As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, Dont do it - youll regret it. Something tells her to listen, and over the next several hours - and shots of tequila - the two forge an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship. Moreover, their timing couldnt be worse - Grant is preparing to quit his job and move overseas. Yet despite all their obstacles, they cant seem to say goodbye, and for the first time in her carefully constructed life, Cecily follows her heart instead of her head. Then, Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative reporting instincts kick into action as she vows to discover the truth. But the questions pile up fast: How well did she really know Grant? Did he ever really love her? And is it possible to love a man who wasnt who he seemed to be? The Lies That Bind is a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth - in our relationships, our careers, and deep within our own hearts.
©2020 Emily Giffin (P)2020 Random House Audio
Love must be stronger than fear, stronger than fate. Invincible. The future of two worlds depends on it. Joy Malone has learned to live between two realities, surviving mortal threats and agonizing betrayals. And she's found true love. But the world of the Twixt is in chaos, and the Council wants someone to blame.... Facing a danger greater than any she's ever known, Joy must find the strength to rely on herself as her allies fall away, because Joy is no longer sure just who - or what - she is. She knows only that her deepest secret is also her greatest vulnerability and the key to saving them all. As she fights to protect her friends and family and to unite two disparate worlds, Joy has to trust that some bonds are stronger than magic.
©2016 Dawn Metcalf (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Rachel Van Dyken.... She left. Two words I can't really get out of my head. She left us. Three more words that make it that much worse. Three being another word I can't seem to wrap my mind around. Three kids under the age of six, and she left because she missed it. Because her dream had never been to have a family, no her dream had been to marry a rockstar and live the high life. Moving my recording studio to Seaside Oregon seems like the best idea in the world right now, especially since Seaside Oregon has turned into the place for celebrities to stay and raise families in between touring and producing. It would be lucrative to make the move, but I'm doing it for my kids because they need normal, they deserve normal. And me? Well, I just need a break and help, that too. I need a sitter and fast. Someone who won't flip me off when I ask them to sign an Iron Clad NDA, someone who won't sell our pictures to the press, and most of all? Someone who looks absolutely nothing like my ex-wife. He's tall. That was my first instinct when I saw the notorious Trevor Wood, drummer for the rock band Adrenaline, in the local coffee shop. He ordered a tall black coffee which made me smirk, and five minutes later I somehow agreed to interview for a nanny position. I couldn't help it; the smaller one had gum stuck in her hair while the eldest was standing on his feet and asking where babies came from. He looked so pathetic, so damn sexy and pathetic that rather than be star-struck, I took pity. I knew though; I knew the minute I signed that NDA, the minute our fingers brushed and my body became insanely aware of how close he was - I was in dangerous territory, I just didn't know how dangerous until it was too late. Until I fell for the star and realized that no matter how high they are in the sky - they're still human and fall just as hard.
©2019 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Hart Ducaine was the love of Kate Miller's life, but he hadn't been interested in a long-term relationship with her 15 years before. So why should she trust him now? There is no way he will ever be her knight in shining...she can't remember the word...knight in shining whatever! A professional bull rider turned rancher, Hart only has eyes for Kate, but she is one sassy piece of baggage - even more so than back when she was a teenager and she'd first caught his eye. Trust is hard to regain once it's been broken, and neither of them are willing to take chances with matters of the heart - not anymore. And then Kate's Cajun grandmother, Maw Maw, and some of her other relatives set a plan into motion to abandon the two on a primitive island in the bayou. No cell phones. No electricity. No running water. And no one to talk to except each other. Will they figure out what Maw Maw already knows: that fate is drawing them together and they need to learn to trust their hearts?
©2012 Carolyn Brown (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
New York Times best-selling adult author Luanne Rice makes her dazzling YA debut with this gorgeous, pause-resisting story of love, hope, and redemption. When Ruth Ann (Roo) McCabe responds to a text message while she's driving, her life as she knows it ends. The car flips, and Roo winds up in a hospital bed, paralyzed. Silent. Everyone thinks she's in a coma, but Roo has locked-in syndrome - she can see and hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it. She's trapped inside her own body, screaming to be heard. Mathilda (Tilly) is Roo's sister and best friend. She was the one who texted Roo and inadvertently caused the accident. Now Tilly must grapple with her overwhelming guilt and her growing feelings for Roo's boyfriend, Newton - the only other person who seems to get what Tilly is going through. But Tilly might be the only person who can solve the mystery of her sister's condition - who can see through Roo's silence to the truth underneath. Somehow, through medicine or miracles, will both sisters find a way to heal?
©2016 Luanne Rice (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.
An instant New York Times best seller The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the 21st century, told by its creators, writers, and actors. When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when the series finale aired...or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, long after the show first aired, its more popular than ever, and fans have only one problem - what to watch, or listen to, next. Fortunately, Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene has that answer. In his brand-new oral history, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s, Greene will take listeners behind the scenes of their favorite moments and characters. Greene gives us the true inside story behind the entire show, from its origins on the BBC through its impressive nine-season run in America, with in-depth research and exclusive interviews. Fans will get the inside scoop on key episodes from "The Dundies" to "Threat Level Midnight" and "Goodbye, Michael", including behind-the-scenes details like the battle to keep it on the air when NBC wanted to pull the plug after just six episodes and the failed attempt to bring in James Gandolfini as the new boss after Steve Carell left, spotlighting the incredible, genre-redefining show created by the family-like team, who together took a quirky British import with dicey prospects and turned it into a primetime giant with true historical and cultural significance. Hilarious, heartwarming, and revelatory, The Office gives fans and pop culture buffs a front-row seat to the phenomenal sequence of events that launched The Office into wild popularity, changing the face of television and how we all see our office lives for decades to come.
©2020 Andy Greene (P)2020 Penguin Audio
A headstrong woman discovers its never too late for change in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Browns spirited novel about lost hope and second chances. Substitute counselor for wayward teens isnt how public school teacher Jayden Bennett planned to spend her summer vacation. However reluctant, shes hiking up her jeans and heading for remote Piney Wood Academy in north Texas. Two months. Seven days a week. Few amenities. And three troubled girls daring Jayden to make a difference. She understands what shes up against. She has her own burdens to bear. Jaydens not in it alone. The devoted elderly couple who run Piney Wood trusts in Jaydens tough-love approach to get the job done. So does drill instructor Elijah Thomas, whose hardened boot-camp hide conceals a heart broken one too many times. Jayden is making it beat again. For both of them, falling in love is a risk. Because all summers must come to an end. But with each new sunrise on these rustic acres, Jayden discovers that Piney Wood is a last chance for her, too. And with so many lives in turnaround, a new beginning for everyone could be a dream come true.
©2020 by Carolyn Brown (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new series starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town - one epic prank at a time. Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie's big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply of sludgy soda in the fridge, it's hard for Maggie to imagine a change. But when Lena moves in, with her creative spirit and outrageous perspective, middle school takes off with a bang. Someone starts pulling the kind of pranks that send their rule-loving new principal into an uproar - complete with purple puffs of smoke, parachuting mice, and a scavenger hunt that leads to secret passageways. Suddenly the same old football games, election for class president, and embarrassing stories feel almost exciting. And for the first time in her life, Maggie begins to wonder if there might be more to Odawahaka than she ever saw coming! Humorous, smart, and full of small-town heart, Nothing but Trouble will have mischief-loving listeners caught up in the cleverness and determination of two girls who can't be held down.
©2016 Jacqueline Davies (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Continue Navan and Riley's epic journey in book two of the Hotbloods series.
©2017 Bella Forrest (P)2018 Bella Forrest
There Be Monsters Here.... It's not as great as you'd think, living in a tourist town that's known as "the most magical place in America". Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power. I try to keep out of it. I've got my mom's bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick. But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend's pawn shop, and I have to make a call - get involved or watch a cute guy die because I didn't. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I'm stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I'm going to end up just like her....
©2015 Jennifer Estep (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a sweet romance about finding a place to truly call home. Being broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilsons plan. Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke - along with her last-ditch hope of staying with her cousin in Louisiana. When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner, the memories of the two years she spent there as a teenager - and the lure of the diners beloved strawberry tarts - are enough to draw her in and plant her feet...but only temporarily. Raised by parents who refused to settle anywhere for long, Jancy has never known what it is to have roots. Now that Jancys swept up by the warmth and character of this quirky little community - and by the pull of an old crush - its beginning to feel like home. Shes making friends and even discovering the sweetness of falling in love. But when the town is threatened, Jancy knows it will take more than its legendary tarts to save it. Can she fight for this little Texas town - knowing she might not stay forever?
©2017 Carolyn Brown (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Oriceran is rife with secrets...and you may not want to know the answers. Thanks to an ancient artifact, Victoria Brie is stuck with dark magic in her blood until the day she dies. And if shes not careful, that day will come too soon. There are those who would kill her simply for what she is: a Rhazdon host, master of incredible power. To make matters worse, the madman who murdered her parents is dead-set on slitting her throat, too. Like hell. Victoria wont go down without a fight. But theres trouble brewing in the shadows of her beloved hometown. In the alleyways and shadows of the charmingly magical Fairhaven, dangerous magic from a bygone era is resurfacing. Worse still, it only reacts to the touch of a single being: Audrey, Victorias best friend. It begins to twist Audreys mind, urging her to a faraway land the world thought was lost.... Atlantis. There are answers in Atlantis, clues that could give Victoria the power to finally destroy the man who killed her parents. But every step she takes toward Atlantis shines light on a world brimming with lies, murder, and deception. If Victoria isnt careful, shell lose Audrey to the mystical city buried beneath an ocean. Victorias used to being hunted...but no one threatens her friend and lives. This series is an enchanting urban fantasy saga with sarcastic ogres, wise-cracking wizards, and a brutally addictive full-contact sport called Berserk. Your only regret will be not starting it sooner. Warning! This story contains cursing because these 18-year-olds are honorable rebels. If cursing offends you, you might not like this audiobook.
©2017 S. M. Boyce, Martha Carr (P)2018 LMBPN Publishing
Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden District where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker's dream come true - until the glitter gun used to make her Shih Tzu tutus becomes a murder weapon - and Lacy becomes public enemy number one. Now detective Jack Oliver is hounding Lacy, and her Furry Godmother investor wants out before his name is tarnished by association. To make matters worse, a string of jewel heists with suspicious ties to the murder case has New Orleans residents on edge. To save her dream, Lacy must take a stand, put her keen eyes to work, and unravel what really happened at her shop that night. But can Lacy sniff out the killer cat burglar in time to get her tail-raising designs on the catwalk? Witty and whimsical, Cat Got Your Diamonds, the first in a new cozy series by Julie Chase, will be the cat's meow for fans of Rita Mae Brown and Miranda James. A Library Journal Editor's Pick for Debut of the Month.
©2019 Julie Chase (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman's life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true...wasn't? Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents. We see her now, sequestered in an institution, questioned by men and women who call her a different name - Diana - and who accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. As recollections of her past collide with new revelations, Clara must question everything she thought she knew to come to terms with the truth of her history and to summon the strength to navigate her future.
©2016 Rena Olsen (P)2016 Penguin Audio
From the author of The Girl Before comes a tense and incisive work of psychological suspense that examines how easy it is to fall into the wrong relationship...and how impossible it can be to leave. In the wake of a painful breakup and struggling to prove herself at work, Julia feels adrift. When Bryce blows into her life, he seems like the perfect anchor. Handsome, charming, secure, and confident, Bryce brings out the best in Julia, sweeping her off her feet with attention and affection while grounding her with his certainty and faith. Together they embark on a path guided by the principles of his family and their church, each step a paving stone leading to happily ever after. But this is no fairy tale. Step by step, one small concession leading to another, Julia is slowly isolated from her job, her friends, and her family, until she comes to find that her dream come true is a cage. Then one day everything changes...and Julia is faced with no choice but to find a way out.
©2018 Rena Olsen (P)2018 Penguin Audio
A sexy novel, rich with love, laughter, and steamy passion that sizzles with New York Times best-selling author Lisa Kleypass hallmark sensuality and delicious tension Millionaire Texas playboy Jack Travis lives for pleasure. He has money, women, and no commitments, and thats just the way he likes it. Then a gorgeous stranger with an infant appears on his doorstep, rocking his carefree world. Columnist Ella Varner liked her independent life too, until her wild younger sister Tara skipped town, leaving baby Luke in her responsible hands. Ella doesnt know how to raise a child, and shes not going to do it alone. The babys father - Jack - will have to help. For the first time in his life, Jack cant smooth talk his way out a jam. But the more he gets to know Ella and Luke, the more he discovers he doesnt want to. Ella admits the charming Jack is sexy as hell. But if she lets her guard down will he break her heart? As sparks fly and heat rises drawing them irresistibly closer, Jack and Ella will have to decide if theyre playing house . . . or playing for keeps.
©2009 Lisa Kleypas (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Join the millions who have fallen in love with New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown in her landmark hundredth novel. At the end of her rope, single mom Lily Anderson is determined to move her rebellious children in the right direction. That means taking away their cell phones, tablets, and computers - at least temporarily - and moving to the house where Lily grew up in the rural town of Comfort, Texas. But Lily has a bigger challenge than two sulking teens. The house comes with Mack Cooper, high school teacher and handsome longtime renter. The arrangement: just housemates. But Macks devoted attention to the kids starts to warm Lilys resistant heart. Then Lily finds an old leather-bound book in which five generations of her female ancestors shared their struggles and dreams. To Lily, its a bracing reminder about the importance of family...and love. Now its time for Lily to add an adventurous new chapter to the cherished family journal - by embracing a fresh start and taking a chance on a man who could make her house a home.
©2019 Carolyn Brown (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis - the deadliest drug epidemic in American history - through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope. When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place shes ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers shes been prescribed can help her get there. The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good. With a new circle of friends - fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill - Mickey finds peaceful acceptance and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue. But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.
©2019 Mindy McGinnis (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Echoes Between Us is best-selling author Katie McGarry's breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her. Veronica sees ghosts - more specifically, her mother's ghost, thanks to the blinding migraines that consume her whole life and keep Veronica on the fringes. But the haunting afterimages make her wonder if there is something more going on.... Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but this All-American is hiding an adrenaline addiction that could kill him. Drawn to each other after a chance meeting, can they help each other battle the demons that haunt their every step or will they push their luck too far and risk losing it all...including their lives? A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen "Katie McGarry knows what YA is, how it works, and what it can do better than anyone, but she always takes it one step further." (Hypable)
©2020 Katie McGarry (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Everything you know is about to change. Victoria Brie is getting her life together. She may be just a cashier, but she has big dreams and high hopes for what comes next. In the meantime, she has everything that matters: her family and her best friend. If only life were that simple. When she comes home to find her parents murdered by an elf yeah, an elf shes thrust into a world of magic, mystery, and a madman who wants her dead. The question is
why? Merged with a powerful artifact created by an evil mastermind, Victoria is hunted, stabbed, burned, shot, and attacked in the street
but shes a survivor, damn it, and no ones taking her out. She falls in love with the magical underground city of Fairhaven, and when the elf who assassinated her parents comes after her new home, she not taking any prisoners. This series is an enchanting urban fantasy saga with sarcastic ogres, wise-cracking wizards, and a brutally addictive full-contact sport called Berserk. Your only regret will be not starting it sooner. WARNING! This story contains cursing because these eighteen-year-olds are honorable rebels. If cursing offends you, you might not like this book.
©2017 S. M. Boyce, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle (P)2017 LMBPN Publishing
In this devilishly clever, scintillatingly sexy paranormal series, (Chicago Tribune) New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd introduces the Wilder brothers - and the evil thats haunted their family for centuries. Finally, here is the missing link that could redeem them... Brutally handsome cop Doug Black is determined to find the birth family who left him with nothing but a terrifying inheritance: the ability to change into a savage golden cougar. His search leads him to a woman as dauntless and exotic as her name. Firebird Wilder is bitterly familiar with supernatural gifts, and flees on discovering his secret, leaving Doug alone once more. But no one can escape a wild cougar on the hunt. When he finds her, they both must decide which is more powerful - the love that binds them together...or the secrets that threaten to tear them apart.
©2008 by Christina Dodd. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Freelance writer Jaine Austen has never been able to resist the siren call of an Eskimo Pie, just like she can't resist renewing her romance with Andrew, an old crush. With her bank account hitting new lows, she's also just agreed to write jokes for Dorcas, a stand-up comic who throws her pantyhose into the audience as a punch line. Not only is Dorcas' act a bomb, she is heckled by Vic, a gorgeous fellow comic. Naturally when Vic is murdered with Dorcas' pantyhose and that same Dorcas is standing over his dead body, the police arrest...Dorcas. They figure it's an open-and-shut case, although Jaine figures no killer can be that dumb. But when Jaine sets out to find the real culprit, she is distracted by one dating disaster after another with Andrew - and she may not see the dark side of comedy until she faces the business end of a gun and a cold, deadly grin....
©2007 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
"Hello, Praea." There's only one being on Earth who calls Sloan Jordan by that name - her biological mother, a demon named Kasyade. So why did she answer Sloans best friends phone? When Sloan reaches Adrianne Marxs apartment to investigate, all she finds is a half-written list of things to do before Sloans wedding: Order booze for the reception. Send the final guest count to the caterer. Register for gifts. Dont forget to - That's where the to-do list ended. Mid-sentence with a scrawled line like Adrianne had been dragged away from the task. If Kasyade was involved in the abduction, Adrianne probably had been. The reason? Ransom. The price? Sloans unborn daughter, the most powerful angel in all of history. But hell cant rival the fury of an angry mother protecting her child, and until the baby is born, her incredible power is Sloans to wield. Now the prey becomes the predator as Sloan seeks to put an end to Kasyade forever.
©2018 Elicia Hyder (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
R.L. Stine's hugely successful young adult horror series Fear Street is back after almost two decades. Fear Street is a worldwide phenomenon and helped to kick off the young adult craze, which is still going strong today. Now, R.L. Stine is back with new books in this series, and the news of the series returning caused a flurry of excitement both in the press and on social media. In the second new audiobook in this series, Don't Stay Up Late, Stine explores the unbridled terror of a damaged young lady sent on a doomed babysitting job. Ever since a car accident killed her father and put Lisa and her mother into the hospital, Lisa can't think straight. She's plagued by nightmares and hallucinations that force her to relive the accident over and over again in vivid detail. When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her young son, she takes the job immediately, eager to keep busy and shake these disturbing images from her head. But what promised to be an easy gig turns terrifying when Lisa begins to question exactly who - or what - she is babysitting. R.L. Stine makes his triumphant return to Shadyside, a town of nightmares, shadows, and genuine terror, and to the best-selling series that began his career writing horror for the juvenile market in the new Fear Street audiobook Don't Stay Up Late.
©2015 Parachute Publishing, LLC (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
The perfect next listen for fans of Megan Miranda and Jessica Knoll, In Her Skin is a gripping debut thriller told from the perspectives of three unforgettable women. Meggie Meyer, an anxiety-ridden debut author, cant bear to face her upcoming book tour, but she cant give up on her writing career just as its about to really begin. She comes up with a plan thats so crazy, it just might work: She hires an actress to impersonate her for the two-week stint. Sloan Buchanan, the spunky aspiring actress, jumps at the opportunity to use her intensive acting method to sink into this unusual role, and the line between her and her character quickly begins to blur. And Rachel Drake, the no-nonsense detective, is left to put the pieces together when Sloan vanishes after the tours end. In rotating chapters from these three unique voices, we unravel the complicated web of secrets that Sloan left in her wake, working towards the shocking truth behind her disappearance. Please note: This audio contains strong language, distressing situations, and descriptions of violence that some listeners may find upsetting. Discretion is advised.
©2019 Alex Kiester (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
To keep a devastating family secret from being revealed, a young mother's desperate lies could end up destroying everything, and everyone, she loves. The Memory of Butterflies is a poignant story of family and forgiveness - of knowing when to let go and when to hold each other close. Hannah Cooper's daughter is leaving for college soon. The change is bittersweet. A single mother since the age of eighteen, Hannah isn't eager to confront the pain of being alone, but she's determined not to let her own hang-ups keep Ellen from the future she deserves. As Ellen's high school graduation approaches, Hannah decides it's time to return to her roots in Cooper's Hollow along Virginia's beautiful and rustic Cub Creek. With the help of longtime friend Roger Westray, Hannah devotes her energies to building a new house on the site of the old family home, destroyed in a fire more than a decade ago. But Hannah's entire adult life has revolved around one very big secret. And her new beginning comes with unanticipated risks that will cost her far more than she could have imagined - perhaps more than she can survive. When a confrontation forces Hannah to expose her secret, the truth may destroy her beloved daughter. Hannah is prepared to sacrifice everything to protect her family, but can their lives and their bond withstand the seismic shift that's coming?
©2017 Grace Greene (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
All the missing victims of North Carolina's deadliest serial killer have been found, all except Rachel Smith. When the FBI produces a photo proving Rachel is alive and well in Texas, one case is closed but another one is opened. Either this is a case of mistaken identity, or there are more people than just Sloan Jordan and Warren Parish who seem to walk the earth without a soul. Along with Detective Nathan McNamara, Sloan and Warren travel south to find Rachel and solve the biggest mystery of all: determining who - or what - they really are. Just to be clear: the plot of this story is wrapped up by the end of the book. However, a bit of information is revealed at the end so the listener knows another book is coming.
©2016 Elicia Hyder (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Since she started penning dialogue for Some Day My Prince Will Come - a cheesy dating show that features bachelorettes competing for the heart of Spencer Dalworth VII, a very distant heir to the British throne - Jaine's life has been a royal pain. She's been fending off golf-ball-size bugs on the sweltering tropical island and having her patience tested by an irritable production crew and the fierce contestants who will do anything to get their prince. But Jaine never expected murder to enter the script. When one of the finalists dies in a freak accident, it's clear someone wanted the woman out of the race for good - and the police won't allow a soul off the island until they seize the culprit. Terrified of existing another day without air-conditioning, Jaine is throwing herself into the investigation. But she better pounce on clues quickly - or there won't be any survivors left.
©2017 Laura Levine (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mothers hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance. While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mothers compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works...and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy cant seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter. Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean shell need to stop hiding and start living her own truth - even if its messy.
©2019 Laura Taylor Namey (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
Dell has persuaded the Bloodless army to fight alongside her pack in Butler, but she still has to get there. Halfway home, the rift detonates, blasting out a magic surge that sweeps across the globe, frying electronics and spells alike. Leaving her with no way to get home except on her own two - or four - feet. Dangerous times demand equally lethal alliances, and she has to make a risky deal if she wants to reach the front lines before it's too late. The bargain grants an ancient fae power over her, a hold she vowed no man would ever have on her again, but freedom requires sacrifice. As the threshold between Earth and Faerie erodes, humans and supernaturals alike are in danger of being erased as the fae seek to claim this world as their own. This is the moment when new legends arise and old gods fall, when fates unspool and futures unravel, when battles are won and lives are lost. The war isn't just coming. It's here.
©2017 Hailey Edwards (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
She is the sign of God on earth; she is the personification of evil. She is the rebirth of the religion of Caraid-land; she is its complete undoing. Some call her Taminy-Osmaer - Divinely Glorious. Some call her Taminy-Wicke and ward against her. Which of these is the petite 17-year-old who has fled with her followers to the high crags of the Gyldan-Baenn? This is the question that tears Caraid-land apart, splitting families, pitting the noble Houses against each other and throwing the religious order into chaos. Daimhin Feich - the man who would be king - knows only this: Taminy-a-Cuinn, whether angel or demon, has something he must have if he is to redeem his own fortunes and that of his House. Among her devotees is the young ruler of the divided nation and Daimhin Feich means to get the boy back by any means, even if it destroys the land he hopes to rule.
©2013 Maya Kaathryn Bohnhof (P)2014 Audible Inc.
The healing powers of art and friendship work together in this inspiring and heartwarming novel by New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown. Ever since childhood, Emma Merrill and Sophia Mason were bound by a passion for painting. Like all young best friends, they promised to never lose touch. But the girls came from different worlds, and their paths diverged when Emma went to an elite college and Sophie worked her way through state school. After a decade theyve reconnected, both in a time of need. Emma has been struggling with depression since her college years, and shes lost herself under the suffocating influence of her controlling and manipulative mother. Sophie, under pressure to prepare for an upcoming gallery show, whisks the fragile Emma away to a small artists colony in south Texas. Its a raw and beautiful landscape where wildflowers bloom - and perhaps Emma can bloom there, too. In the company of such nurturing and creative strangers - especially Josh Corlen, the openhearted manager of the commune - Emma allows herself to breathe again. For Sophie and Emma, its the perfect place for reflection and to finally share the secret burdens each has carried. Most of all its a chance to rediscover their true selves and to make good on the old promise that their friendship would last forever.
©2021 by Carolyn Brown. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island, is a target for a certain kind of suitor. At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton draws the unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women - the incorrigible Edgar Daggers. Over a series of encounters, he promises Penelope the financial security she craves, but at what cost? Skilled in the art of flirtation, Edgar is not without his charms, and Penelope is attracted to him against her better judgment. Initially, as Penelope grows into her own in the burgeoning womens suffrage movement, Edgar exerts pressure, promising to use his power and access to help her advance. But can he be trusted, or are his words part of an elaborate mind game played between him and his wife? During a glittering age where a womans reputation is her most valuable possession, Penelope must decide whether to compromise her principles for love, lust, and the allure of an easier life.
©2017 Vicky Oliver (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Seaside Pictures series.... Its not every day you're slapped on stage by two different women you've been dating for the last year. I know what you're thinking. What sort of ballsy woman gets on stage and slaps a rockstar? Does nobody have self-control anymore? It may have been the talk of the Grammys. Oh, yeah, forgot to mention that. I, Ty Cuban, was taken down by two psychotic women in front of the entire world. Lucky for us the audience thought it was part of the breakup song my band and I had just finished performing. I was 33, hardly ready to settle down. Except now it's getting forced on me. Seaside, Oregon. My bandmates were more than happy to settle down, dig their roots into the sand, and start popping out kids. Meanwhile I was still enjoying life. Until now. Until my forced hiatus teaching freaking guitar lessons at the local studio for the next two months. Part of my punishment, do something for the community while I think deep thoughts about all my life choices. Sixty days of hell. It doesn't help that the other volunteer is a past flame that literally looks at me as if I've sold my soul to the devil. She has the voice of an angel and looks to kill - I would know, because she looks ready to kill me every second of every day. I broke her heart when we were on tour together a decade ago. I'm ready to put the past behind us. She's ready to run me over with her car then stand on top of it and strum her guitar with glee. Sixty days. I can do anything for 60 days. Including making the sexy Von Abigail fall for me all over again. This time for good. Damn, maybe theres something in the water. Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a stand-alone story. For new listeners, its an introduction to an authors world. And for fans, its a bonus book in the authors series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.
©2019 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A gripping novel about the kind of love that never lets go and the heart's capacity to remember, from the New York Times best-selling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March. Enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiancé, Ryan, at one of Seattle's chicest restaurants, Kailey Crain can't believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a journalist and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As she and Ryan leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister. When Kailey met Cade 10 years ago, their attraction was immediate and intense - everything connected and felt right. But it all ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul on the street is a faded version of her former beloved: His weathered and weary face is as handsome as Kailey remembers, but his mind has suffered in the intervening years. Over the next few weeks, Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she initially keeps from Ryan. As she revisits her long-ago relationship, Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly what - and whom - she wants. Alternating between the past and the present, Always is a beautifully unfolding exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice, a woman who discovers what she's willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love. Praise for Always [Sarah] Jios novel is a fantastic read that explores the world of lost love in a poignant and beautiful way, while still being light and easy to digest. The protagonist is one whom readers can relate to.... Jios tale also beautifully blends stories from both the past and the present.... Its a great read and comes with high recommendations. (RT Book Reviews) Jios newest novel explores intersections of past and present and the complexities of love.... [Kailey] must confront her own past as she tries to figure out what she really wants.... Fans of Jios work will still find her signature emotional depth. (Publishers Weekly) Perfect for fireside reading. (PopSugar)
©2017 Sarah Jio (P)2017 Random House Audio
A fresh and funny contemporary YA rom-com about teens working as costumed characters in a local amusement park. "I'm wrecked with love for this funny, joyful, bighearted book." (Becky Albertalli, best-selling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way: She's landed a job at Magic Castle Playland...as a giant dancing hot dog. Her crush, the dreamy diving pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the princess of the park. But Lou's never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now, she wants a chance at her own happily ever after. Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, has always been up for anything, but she's decidedly not on board when it comes to Lou's quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou's scheme to get close to Nick. And it turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland - ever - unless she can find a way to stop it from closing. Jennifer Dugan's sparkling debut coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog, and a carousel operator who find love - and themselves - in unexpected people and unforgettable places. "Both classic and new, hysterical and heartfelt, and packed with all the awesomeness and awkwardness of first love, first job, and the painful thrill of growing up." (Mackenzi Lee, best-selling author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue)
©2019 Jennifer Dugan (P)2019 Listening Library
On the frontlines of the battle of the bulge, otherwise known as trying on bathing suits in the communal dressing room at Loehmann's, freelance writer Jaine Austen makes a new friend - a wannabe actress named Pam - and gets a new job: sprucing up Pam's bare-bones resume. Their feeling of connection is mutual, so Pam invites Jaine to join The PMS Club - a women's support group that meets once a week over guacamole and margaritas. But joining the club proves to be more a curse than a blessing for Jaine. Though she is warned that Rochelle, the hostess, makes a guacamole to die for, Jaine never takes the warning literally. Until another PMS member, Marybeth, drops dead over a mouthful of the green stuff after confessing she is having an affair with Rochelle's husband. While Rochelle and her husband are the obvious suspects, everyone at that night's meeting is under suspicion, including Jaine. So, instead of dishing dirt with The PMS Club, Jaine has to dig up dirt on the surviving members. And soon it becomes clear: someone in this club thinks getting away with murder should be a privilege of membership. . .
©2006 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A YA contemporary rom com about two girls who start as rivals but after a twist of events, end up falling for one another - at least they think so. A pitch perfect queer romance. Arch-nemeses Emma, a die-hard romantic, and more-practical minded Sophia find themselves competing against one another for a coveted first-prize trip to a film festival in Los Angeles...what happens if their rivalry turns into a romance? For fans of Becky Albertalli's Leah on the Offbeat, full of laugh-out-loud humor and make-your-heart-melt moments. Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furious each month. Enjoy everything you want to listen to the way you want to listen to it.
©2020 Auriane Desombre (P)2020 Listening Library
Forbes Top 10 Higher Education Books of 2020 An explosive true-crime story of fraud, corruption, greed, celebrity, and justice in the cheating scandal that shattered the myth of meritocracy. The largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice broke on March 12, 2019, sending shock waves through American schools and families. In Unacceptable, veteran Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz trace the wiretapped calls, covert payments, and blatant deceit that brought the feds to Beverly Hills mansions and Upper East Side apartments, their residents all linked by one man: college whisperer and ultimate hustler Rick Singer. The shocking tale at the heart of Unacceptable is how, over decades, the charismatic Singer easily exploited a system rigged against regular people. Exploring the status obsession that seduced entitled parents in search of an edge, Korn and Levitz detail a scheme that eventually entangled more than 50 conspirators - a catalog of wealth and privilege that included CEOs, lawyers, real-estate developers, financiers, and famous actresses, mingling in jail cells and courtrooms. Detailing Singers steady rise and dramatic fall, woven with stories of key players in the case, Unacceptable exposes the ugly underbelly of elite college admissions as a game with no rule book - paid-off proctors and storied college coaches turning a blind eye, helicopter parents and coddled teens spinning lies - opening loopholes and side doors into Americas most exclusive institutions.
©2020 Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Best-selling author Ally Carter returns with an exciting standalone novel, about a girl stranded in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness with the boy who wronged her...as an assassin moves in. Maddie and Logan were torn apart by a kidnapping attempt when they were young. They were only kids - Logan's dad was POTUS and Maddie's father was the Secret Service agent meant to guard him. The kidnappers were stopped - but Maddie was whisked off to Alaska with her father, for safety. Maddie and Logan had been inseparable...but then she never heard from him again. Now it's a few years later. Maggie's a teenager, used to living a solitary life with her father. It's quiet - until Logan is sent to join them. After all this time without word, Maddie has nothing to say to him - until their outpost is attacked, and Logan is taken. They won't be out of the woods until they're...out of the woods, and Maddie's managed to thwart the foes and reconcile with Logan.
©2017 Ally Carter (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.
"An alternately charming and horrifying exploration of what it means to be human and how far we'll go in pursuit of personal and societal 'perfection.' I devoured this book." (Kiersten White, New York Times best-selling author of And I Darken) For fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld, this compelling, mind-bending novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring the lengths we'll go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all. The future is curious. Stronger. Today, our bodies define us. We color our hair; tattoo our skin; pierce our ears, brows, noses. We lift weights, run miles, break records. We are flesh and blood and bone. Faster. Tomorrow has different rules. The future is no longer about who we are - it's about who we want to be. If you can dream it, you can be it. Science will make us smarter, healthier, flawless in every way. Our future is boundless. More beautiful. This is a story that begins tomorrow. It's a story about us. It's a story about who comes after us. And it's a story about perfection. Because perfection has a way of getting ugly. Audiobook cast of narrators: "Part One", read by Michael Crouch "Part Two", read by Karissa Vacker "Part Three", read by Brittany Pressley "Part Four", read by Christopher Gebauer "Part Five", read by Ari Fliakos "Part Six", read by Rebecca Lowman Three starred reviews! "A deep and suddenly necessary exploration of the beautiful and terrible futures we face. Every story leaves you desperate for more. Somehow, the further from today Dayton travels, the more real it becomes." (Hank Green, number-one New York Times best-selling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing)
©2018 Arwen Elys Dayton (P)2018 Listening Library
At Twin Oaks Country Club, there are the fortunate ones, and then there are the rest of us: the waiters, the caddies, the valets, and in my case, the cabana girls. Most days, Im poolside in a pleated skirt, dishing out margaritas to tycoons and titans. Its not exactly my dream job, but it does come with one perk.... James Ashwood. Hes my silver lining in a custom black suit. Besides being a legacy member at the club, hes a tech mogul and Austins most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip, too. On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company. "Come have a seat." Those four little words set me down a path I never could have imagined. Private planes, penthouse suites, and temptations around every corner make it impossible to keep my distance. His world feels decadent and wild - but overindulgence comes with a cost. Every kiss comes with strings. Every erotic encounter is a promise Im not ready to keep. When I pump the brakes, he hits the gas. James doesnt want to go slow - he wants a commitment. And the thing about the fortunate ones? Theyre used to getting what they want.
©2017 R. S. Grey (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.
A tender and fantastical adventure story perfect for fans of Coraline. After Cecelia Dahls little brother, Celadon, dies tragically, his soul goes where all souls go: the Land of Yesterday - and Cecelia is left behind in a fractured world without him. Her beloved houses spirit is crumbling beyond repair, her father is imprisoned by sorrow, and worst of all, her grief-stricken mother abandons the land of the living to follow Celadon into Yesterday. Its up to Cecelia to put her family back together, even if that means venturing into the dark and forbidden Land of Yesterday on her own. But as Cecilia braves a hot-air balloon commanded by two gnomes, a sea of daisies, and the Planet of Nightmares, its clear that even if she finds her family, she might not be able to save them. And if shes not careful, she might just become a lost soul herself, trapped forever in Yesterday.
©2018 K. A. Reynolds (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Longlisted for the Story Prize Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Bustle and Lit Hub A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction. Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer of rare insight into the jagged boundaries between pain and survival. Her characters are scarred by the unchecked hungers of others and themselves, yet determined to find salvation within lives that can feel beyond their control. In novels such as The Small Backs of Children and The Book of Joan, she has captivated audiences with stories of visceral power. Now, in Verge, she offers a shard-sharp mosaic portrait of human resilience on the margins. The landscape of Verge is peopled with characters who are innocent and imperfect, wise and endangered: an eight-year-old black-market medical courier, a restless lover haunted by memories of his mother, a teenage girl gazing out her attic window at a nearby prison, all of them wounded but grasping toward transcendence. Clear-eyed yet inspiring, Verge challenges us with moments of uncomfortable truth, even as it urges us to place our faith not in the flimsy guardrails of society but in the memories held - and told - by our own individual bodies.
©2020 Lidia Yuknavitch (P)2020 Penguin Audio
From the bestselling author of The Whiskey Sea comes a stirring novel of a young womans survival and liberation during the Great Depression.
In 1937, with flood waters approaching, Adah Branch accidentally kills her abusive husband, Lester, and surrenders his body to the raging river, only to be swept away herself.
So begins her story of survival, return to civilization, defense against accusations of murder, and the fight to save herself and her stepdaughter, Daisy, from the clutches of her husbands notoriously cruel family, who have their sights set on revenge for Lesters death. Essentially trapped, Adah must plan an escape.
But when she develops feelings for the one person essential to her plans success, she faces a painful choice: Will she choose to risk everything saving Daisy or take the new life offered by a loving man?
©2018 Ann Howard Creel. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Its a piece of cake! Amelia Bedelia + Good Friends = Super Fun Stories to Listen to and Share The second book in a new arc in the best-selling Amelia Bedelia chapter book series featuring young Amelia Bedelia and her friends! Are Amelia Bedelia and her friends barking up the wrong tree? Recess just got super exciting. Amelia Bedelia and her friends are on the playground when they hear a strange noise coming from a nearby tree. Its a tiny kitten stuck on a high branch! Its up to Amelia Bedelia and her friends to figure out how to rescue the kitten and, once they do, to find the little cat a purr-fect new home! A funny chapter book series about friendship perfect for fans of Ivy + Bean and Clementine. The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies since we first met the iconic character in 1963! Includes Two Ways to Say It, Amelia Bedelias guide to the idioms used in the story.
©2019 Herman Parish (P)2019 HarperAudio
What's harder than having to babysit a bunch of musicians in the small town of Seaside, Oregon? Adding your ex to the mix. She hates me. I freaking loathe her. I was stupid enough to say yes. Stupid enough to take one last chance on helping rebuild her acting career. I'm a sucker for a challenge. But I didn't expect to care....
©2017 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2017 Dreamworks Media, LLC
The novel that inspired the acclaimed Rebecca Miller film Maggie's Plan, starring Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke, and Greta Gerwig. Isabel, Anna, Beth, and Maggie are women who aren't afraid to take it all. Whether spearheading a pregnancy lingerie company, conspiring to return a husband to his ex-wife, lusting after an old lover while in a satisfying marriage, or trying to balance motherhood and work - they are sexy, determined, and not looking for a simple happily ever after. Through punchy, hilarious, and insightful storytelling, The End of Men shatters the confines of society and, more importantly, those we impose upon ourselves.
©2017 Karen Rinaldi (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Prison is no one's idea of a good time, and it's even worse for Dell. Confinement has her inner wolf snarling as she paces their cell, and there's no end in sight. Just as she reaches her breaking point, the pack liaison shows up with an offer she can't refuse. Dell's freedom in exchange for going to Faerie and recapturing the fae prince responsible for her current digs. But this fool's errand won't be a solo mission. Isaac Cahill has lost Dell twice, and he'll be damned if she slips through his fingers again. This time, he's not letting her out of his sight. Even if it means earning more than a few love bites from his pissed off she-wolf. What they discover on their perilous quest is that war is closer than anyone imagined. As trusted allies fall and dangerous new threats emerge, Dell discovers one defining truth. Isaac is hers, and she'll fight to the death for him. And, at the rate this war is coming, she might not have long to wait.
©2017 Hailey Edwards (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Sloan Jordan's days are numbered. She has 139 to be exact. In that time, there's a lot to do - a missing friend to find, a wedding to plan, and her own murder plot to overthrow. When a lead takes the crew back to Chicago, the truth they uncover is more shocking than they ever imagined - to fight the enemies of the present, they must first face the demons from the past.
©2017 Elicia Hyder (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Discover the award-winning debut novel by the New York Times best-selling author of The Immortalists, a "majestic collision of sci-fi thriller and love story" (Bustle) about a young woman struggling with questions of love, trust, and ethics as the line between dreams and reality dangerously blurs. When Sylvie Patterson, a bookish student at a Northern California boarding school, falls in love with a spirited, elusive classmate named Gabe, they embark on an experiment that changes their lives. Their headmaster, Dr. Adrian Keller, is a charismatic medical researcher who has staked his career on the therapeutic potential of lucid dreaming: by teaching his patients to become conscious during sleep, he believes he can relieve stress and trauma. Over the next six years, Sylvie and Gabe become consumed by Kellers work, following him across the country. But when an opportunity brings the trio to the Midwest, Sylvie and Gabe stumble into a tangled relationship with their mysterious neighbors - and Sylvie begins to doubt the ethics of Kellers research. As she navigates the hazy, permeable boundaries between what is real and what isnt, who can be trusted and who cannot, Sylvie also faces surprising developments in herself - an unexpected infatuation, growing paranoia, and a new sense of rebellion. With stirring, elegant prose, "Chloe Benjamin has crafted an eerie, compelling first novel which, like the lingering effects of a vivid dream, resonates long past its finish" (Karen Brown, The Longings of Wayward Girls).
©2014 Chloe Benjamin (P)2019 Penguin Audio
If clothes make the man, then what do Jaine Austen's elastic-waist pants and T-shirts make her? A fashion nightmare, according to her neighbor, Lance. She doesn't expect Lance - who works in the designer shoe department at Nieman Marcus - to understand...which is how she ends up visiting his favorite boutique, Passions. While the couture is definitely not for Jaine, the staff's gossip is. Tiny orange-haired clerk Becky starts complaining about her co-worker Giselle - a.k.a. "Frenchie" - a brittle blonde who, when she's not making fun of customers behind their backs, adds extra-marital notches to her Chanel belt. Though Jaine doesn't land a new look, she does land a new job when Passions' owner gives her a chance to write their new magazine ads. But when Jaine arrives the next morning to pitch her ideas, she finds Frenchie pitched over, stabbed in the neck by one of her own stilettos. Now all Jaine has to do is figure out who hated Frenchie the most, in a case of death by designer knock-off....
©2005 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Lorimar Pack, Book 1. War is a constant threat on Dell Preston's horizon. As beta of the Lorimar pack, her job is to maintain the peace on the new border between Faerie and Earth at all costs. Even if that means playing nice with her ex, Isaac, the fae who savaged her wolf's soul, and Enzo Garza, the flirty witch who ought to be focused on building up their magical defenses instead of tearing down the walls around Dell's heart. Butler, Tennessee, is a pinprick on the map with a diverse population of supernaturals. It's also chockful of humans who are unaware of the magical rift bruising the sky or the otherworldly insurgents raining down into their zip code. A local fae's disappearance catches Dell's attention, but she dismisses it as an isolated event. Until it happens again. Unable to ignore the strange happenings in her town, she begins an investigation that uncovers so much more than a simple rash of kidnappings. Now Dell finds herself at the sharp end of a pointed ultimatum. Find the missing and return them to their families or get ready for prime time. Botch this job, and forget coming soon. The war will become tomorrow's featured attraction instead.
©2016 Hailey Edwards (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Wordsmith Jaine Austen's ship has finally come in. Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation--and access to a 24-hour buffet! But sooner than you can say "bon voyage," Jaine's all-expenses-paid trip to the Mexican Riviera seems destined to be a wreck
Things are already off to a rocky start when Jaine discovers a stowaway amidst her luggage--her persnickety cat Prozac. Jaine's sinking sensation grows stronger at dinner, where she meets chatty Emily Pritchard, a wealthy seventy-year-old who's traveling with her two nephews. Jaine can't help noticing the tension among them, especially when the cruise's charming--and sleazy--British dancer, Graham, whisks Emily out onto the dance floor. Soon Emily is accepting Graham's invitations to every social event on the ship. Two nights later the bubbly couple announces their engagement, but the news is quickly overshadowed the next morning by the discovery of Graham's body with an ice pick protruding from his chest
Between hiding a furry fugitive, flirting with Emily's nephew Robbie, and baiting the hook for a clever murderer, Jaine is about to dive into her most dangerous case yet
©2009 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story. It's every novelist's greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page-one rewrite. The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these methods don't work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and its not what you think). In Story Genius, Cron takes you, step by step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete, multilayered blueprint - including fully realized scenes - that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft.
©2016 Lisa Cron (P)2020 Random House Audio
A strong, spirited woman who refuses to be tied down finds her wild heart caught between two very different men in this sweeping novel from legendary best-selling author Lisa Kleypas Liberty Jones dreams of the wider world beyond Welcome, Texas, and has the determination to find it. She also has an untamed heart that leads her into trouble . . . and into the arms of Hardy Cates. Liberty is forbidden fruit Hardy knows he shouldnt taste. Hes got ambitions and Liberty is a complication he doesnt want. But neither can deny the attraction between them, a fire thats both magical and dangerous. Then Hardy is gone. Raising the young sister who needs her and tending her bruised heart, Liberty is vulnerable to the charms of a billionaire tycoon. Everyone thinks Liberty has found a sugar daddy, but the bond they share goes deep, and leads her to discover secrets about her family and the past. Two very different men. One spirited woman. True love or heartache. The choice is Libertys to make . . . .
©2010 Lisa Kleypas (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At 16 Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father's side, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who's been in love with Tilla since they were children. Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards' Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness. Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana's uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead - with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart - if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey.
©2017 Andrew Shvarts (P)2017 Recorded Books
An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name... As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That's only the first of her secrets. Most people don't know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don't know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don't know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her... Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear - including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can't reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.
©2013 Kathleen Collins (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
It's always been just Kate and her mom - and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family, and the fear her mother won't live past the fall. Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld - and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests. Kate is sure he's crazy - until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.
©2011 Aimée Carter (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
A kidnapped girl survived 12 nightmarish years. Now she's safely back home...or is she? Jenny Kristal was six years old when she was snatched off the sidewalk from her quiet suburban neighborhood. Twelve years later, she's miraculously returned home after escaping her kidnappers - but as her parents and older brother welcome her back, the questions begin to mount. Where has she been all these years? Why is she back now? And is home really the safest place for her...or for any of them? "Fantastically good - dark yet compellingly upbeat, and insanely suspenseful.... Even the twists have twists." (Lee Child, number one New York Times best-selling author) "Dark, compulsive, full of OMG moments. If you think you know where it's going...YOU DON'T. This is one you wont forget in a hurry." (Lisa Jewell, New York Times best-selling author of Then She Was Gone)
©2020 S. K. Barnett (P)2020 Penguin Audio
The thrilling finale of Rose and Caleb's series! Thanks to Mona's discovery, the residents of The Shade finally understand their enemies' ultimate weakness. But this knowledge will soon be worthless if they lose the race against the black witches. Starting out on what seems like an impossible journey, the Novaks and their closest companions must solve the mystery that is Magnus...and hope not to lose themselves in the process. Twists, turns, danger and secrets. Are you ready for an epic return to The Shade? Buy now! The complete list of narrators includes Kaleo Griffith, Amanda Ronconi, Erin Mallon, Zach Karem, Brittany Pressley, Cassandra Campbell, Will Damron, Jeffrey Kafer, and Nicole Poole.
©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest
When freelance writer Jaine Austen is surprised with an ber-luxe spa getaway, she and her feline pal Prozac are eager to hit the road and bask in a week of pampering and pedicures. But what she gets is a California fat farm in disguise, complete with celery-juice cocktails, humiliating weigh-ins, and a zero-tolerance position on carbs.Among her bulge-battling companions is Mallory Francis, a B-list movie star with a knack for making frenemies. When she's found strangled during a seaweed wrap gone awry, Jaine is hard-pressed to think of anyone who couldn't have done it. While the suspects mount faster than her hunger pangs, Jaine's search for truth, justice and contraband calories leads her straight to a cold-blooded killer--where murder may be on the menu once again.
©2011 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
An enthralling tale of love and burning desire from beloved New York Times best-selling author Lisa Kleypas Hardy Cates is self-made millionaire from the wrong side of the tracks, a hot-blooded, blue-eyed devil who risked everything to follow his dreams. Hes broken all the rules . . . and more than a few enemies along the way. Now its time to for payback. Haven Travis defied her wealthy familys expectations and ran off with a dangerous man. Now shes back, humbled and determined to protect her heart. Hardy Cates is her familys enemy - and the last man Haven wants. But her heart pulls her closer to his fire, even though her head says stay away. Hardy and Haven made heartbreaking choices before. Will they resist a passion they both know is wrong, even when it feels so right?
©2008 Lisa Kleypas (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
RITA Award Winner, Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements, 2017 Former bad girl Katie Stone can feel the weight of her reputation settle over her as she drives home for the first time in years. Feeling deeply guilty about her past mistakes, Katie wants to do the right thing for once. But the small town where she grew up is not nearly as forgiving as she'd hoped. Despite it all, she's determined to help her parents cope with her mother's recent illness, and Katie finds a surprise ally in the man next door. Asher Powell never minded being the son of a small-town pastor until a recent breakup leaves him wounded by lifelong members of his church. He remembers his new neighbor as a mean-spirited high school troublemaker, but he senses that her newfound faith and desire for forgiveness are sincere. Through an unexpected friendship, two people from different worlds find peace, hope, and a second chance they never dreamed was possible.
©2016 Tammy L. Gray. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture quotation marked (NIV) is taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. The NIV and New International Version are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.
They said Meredydd-a-Lagan was a flukea rebellious girl who went to the Meris Sea in defiance of tradition. She was no fluke. She trod the path of Taminy-a-Cuinn, the girl who sought the Meri one hundred years before. Taminy was said to have drowned, but she did not. She became what she sought; the Merithe Being who stands between God and Man. Now, shes human again and back from the Sea with a purpose: To save Caraid-land
from its own king. Will she fulfill her purpose, or will she succumb to those who wish to control her and use her knowledge and power to control others? Taminy is the sequel to The Meri.
©1993 Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (P)2013 Audible Inc.
National best seller With more twists than a bag of pretzels, this compelling family saga may make you question what you think you know about your own relatives. (Cosmopolitan) "Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end we either run or we die." After her mother's suicide, 15-year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother's mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran...fast and far away. Eleven years later Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run, too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again. As it weaves between Lane's first Roanoke summer and her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.
©2017 Amy Engel (P)2017 Random House Audio
After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta's War sequence. Summoned to the home planet of her family's business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero's welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance. Yet even as Ky leads her team from one crisis to another, her family and friends refuse to give up hope, endeavoring to mount a rescue from halfway around the planet - a task that is complicated as Ky and her supporters find secrets others will kill to protect: a conspiracy infecting both government and military that threatens not only her own group's survival but her entire home planet.
©2017 Elizabeth Moon (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
It seems Jaine's life couldn't get any better - until her cat, Prozac, is tapped to star in a Skinny Kitty commercial. But Jaine never would have guessed the world of cat food could be quite so catty. Jaine is nervous that Prozac won't be able to take direction, but the finicky furball ditches her diva behavior for the camera, eating and napping on cue like a seasoned pro. But just as Jaine begins dreaming of fame and fortune, Skinny Kitty's inventor drops dead on the set. Everyone is a suspect - including Jaine. And she'll have to get her paws on the truth before the killer takes a swipe at another victim.
©2016 Laura Levine (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In hurricane-ravaged Galveston, a storm of betrayal is brewing. Nineteen-year-old Grace's golden age is just beginning. She and her mother live a privileged life. Beautiful and talented, Grace is looking forward to a pleasant summer celebrating her engagement to a wealthy young gentleman. But when her lovely, charming, and disgraced cousin Etta arrives, Grace finds her place in society - and in her mother's heart - threatened. Etta enchants everyone as she maneuvers to secure a station in Galveston's upper echelons. Grace, in a reckless moment, reveals Etta's scandalous past, and as punishment, she's sent to work in Galveston's back alleys, helping the poor. There, a silent waif known only as Miss Girl opens Grace's eyes to new love and purpose. She's determined to save this girl who lost her entire family in the hurricane and now slips along the shadows of the unfinished seawall with a mysterious resolve. Soon, the lives of the three young women will converge as betrayal, mistaken identity, and a family secret that sweeps them toward a future that defies all expectations.
©2017 Ann Howard Creel (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From the ingenious author of Jennifer Government and Lexicon: a brilliant work of science fiction that tells the intimate tale of four people facing their most desperate hour - alone, together, at the edge of the universe. The video changed everything. Before that, we could believe that we were safe. Special. Chosen. We thought the universe was a twinkling ocean of opportunity, waiting to be explored. Afterward, we knew better. Seven years after first contact, Providence Five launches. It is an enormous and deadly warship, built to protect humanity from its greatest ever threat. On board is a crew of just four - tasked with monitoring the ship and reporting the war's progress to a mesmerized global audience by way of social media. But while pursuing the enemy across space, Gilly, Talia, Anders, and Jackson confront the unthinkable: Their communications are cut, their ship decreasingly trustworthy and effective. To survive, they must win a fight that is suddenly and terrifyingly real.
©2020 Max Barry (P)2020 Penguin Audio
In this darkly comic and surreal collection from celebrated author Alissa Nutting, misfit women scramble for agency in a series of uncanny circumstances. Throughout these breathtakingly creative 17 stories spread across time, space, and differing planes of reality, we encounter a host of women and girls in a wide range of unusual jobs. A space cargo deliverywoman enlists the help of her cybersex partner to release her mother from cryogenic prison. Desperate for affection and a more lavish lifestyle, a young woman falls under the corrosive spell of the fashion model for whom shes given up everything to assist. A woman submits to a procedure that will turn her body into a futuristic ant farm, only to discover the sinister plans of her doctor. Though the settings these women find themselves in are as shocking and unique as they come, the emotional battles they face are searing and real. Some are trying to fight their way out of the cycle of abuse, while others must cope with the anguish brought on by infertility or the aftershocks of an abortion. Still others confront and embrace their most depraved desires, carving out power for themselves in worlds that relentlessly ask for conformity. Wickedly funny yet ringing with deep truths about gender, authority, and the ways we inhabit and restrict the female body, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls is a brilliant commentary on the kaleidoscope of human behavior and a remarkably nuanced satire for our times.
©2010 Alissa Nutting (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
After stopping a serial killer and shutting down an interstate human trafficking ring, Sloan Jordan is ready for a break. But back at home in Asheville, her problems have only just begun. The supernatural world has taken an interest in her, and strange things are happening. Her powers are multiplying, she's plagued by vivid nightmares, and a deranged young woman, babbling an unknown language, has been detained by police. The only clue to her identity - Sloan's name carved into her arm. If that wasn't enough, the FBI has launched a full-scale investigation into her private life, believing Sloan might not be as innocent as she claims. With her boyfriend, Warren Parish, deployed with the Marine Corps, Sloan is left in the protection of Detective Nathan McNamara. And their complicated friendship is about to be tested. Sloan has a secret...one that could turn even Nathan against her forever.
©2016 Elicia Hyder (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it. Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future: Henry's first wife, Persephone.
©2012 Aimée Carter (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
A brilliant and utterly original new novel from Mark Leyner about a father and his intense and devout relationship with his daughter and with alcohol. An anthropologist and his daughter travel to Kermunkachunk, the capitol of Chalazia, to conduct research for an ethnography on the Chalazian Mafia Faction (a splinter group of the Chalazian Children's Theater). The book takes place over the course of a night at the Bar Pulpo, Kermunkachunk's #1 spoken-word karaoke bar, where conversations are actually being read from multiple karaoke screens arrayed around the barroom. Moreover, it's Thursday, "Father/Daughter Nite", when the bar is frequented by actual fathers and daughters as well as couples cosplaying fathers and daughters. Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit is a book about the deep pleasures of reading and drinking, the tumultuous reign of a cabal of mystic mobsters, and, of course, the transcendent love of a father for his daughter.
©2021 Mark Leyner (P)2021 Hachette Audio
In this perfectly-paced new novel from Sara Shepard, the number one New York Times best-selling author of Pretty Little Liars, the women of a tight-knit college town learn through gossip, scandal, betrayal, and even murder who their neighbors and husbands really are. Aldrich University is rocked to its core when a hacker dumps 40,000 people's e-mails - the entire faculty, staff, students, alums - onto an easily searchable database. Rumors and affairs immediately leak, but things turn explosive when Kit Manning's handsome husband, Dr. Greg Strasser, is found murdered. Kit's sister, Willa, returns for the funeral, setting foot in a hometown she fled 15 years ago, after a night she wishes she could forget. As an investigative reporter, Willa knows something isn't right about the night Greg was killed, and she's determined to find the truth. What she doesn't expect is that everyone has something to hide. And with a killer on the loose, Willa and Kit must figure out who killed Greg before someone else is murdered. Told from multiple points of view, Reputation is full of twists, turns, and shocking reveals. It's a story of intrigue, sabotage, and the secrets we keep - and how far we go to keep them hidden. Number one best seller Sara Shepard is at the top of her game in this brand-new adult novel. Featuring Lisa Flanagan as Kit, Allyson Ryan as Willa, Phoebe Strole as Raina, Brittany Pressley as Laura, and Karissa Vacker as Lynn.
©2019 Sara Shepard (P)2019 Penguin Audio
In the thrilling, suspenseful new novel from number one New York Times best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz, all of Ellie de Florent-Stinsons secrets come to light in one eventful evening full of twists, turns, and surprises. Before she became a glamorous fashion designer, Ellie de Florent-Stinson was a trailer-park teen about to turn 16. But a night of birthday celebration doesnt go exactly as planned and descends into a night shell never be able to forget. Now, on the cusp of her 40th birthday, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful 10-year-old girl; adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; lush, well-appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career; and a dazzling circle of friends. Except everything is not quite as perfect as it looks on the outside - Ellie is keeping many secrets. But hiding those skeletons has a cost, and it all comes to a head the night of her fabulous birthday party in the desert - where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not. Old and new friends and frenemies, stepdaughters and business partners, ex-wives and ex-husbands congregate, and the glittering facade of Ellies life begins to crumble. Beautifully paced and full of surprises, The Birthday Girl is an enthralling tale of a life lived in shadow and its unavoidable consequences.
©2019 Melissa de la Cruz (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine's Day right around the corner, she's busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life. But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle's bark-mitzvah, Lacy stumbles into yet another murder scene - and the last person to see the victim alive was her own father. It's up to Lacy to clear her dad's name from the suspect list before Detective Jack Oliver has to cage him for good. But just when she starts pawing at the truth, she receives a threatening letter from a mysterious blackmailer bent on silencing her with her own secrets. And Lacy's not the only one with bones in her closet. Time's running out in this deadly cat-and-mouse game in Cat Got Your Secrets, the delightfully funny third novel in Julie Chase's Kitty Couture mystery series.
©2019 Julie Chase (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"I dare you..." If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and 17-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does.... Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock - with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him. But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams - and his life - for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
©2013 Katie McGarry (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Longlisted for the Center for Fictions First Novel Prize "Delivered with such conviction and grace...fresh...essential. (The New York Times Book Review) When outsiders on a mission arrive to change a small towns attitudes, residents and newcomers alike end up transformed. Big Burr, Kansas is the kind of place where everyone seems to know everyone - or so they think. But when a national nonprofit labels Big Burr the most homophobic town in the US and sends in a queer task force to live and work there for two years, no one is prepared for what will ensue. Still grieving the death of her son, Linda welcomes the newcomers, who know mercifully little about her past. Teenage Avery, furious at being uprooted from her life in L.A. and desperate to fit in at her new high school, fears its only a matter of time before her classmates discover her mom is the head of the task force. And Gabe, an avid hunter who has lived in Big Burr his whole life, suddenly feels as if hes in the crosshairs. As tensions roil the town, cratering relationships and bringing difficult truths to light, both long time residents and new arrivals must reconsider what it means to belong. Told with warmth and wit, Under the Rainbow is a poignant, hopeful articulation of our complicated humanity and the ways we can learn to live with each other and ourselves.
©2020 Celia Laskey (P)2020 Penguin Audio
A year has passed since the fall of Lightspire. The Inquisitor Miles Hampstedt has usurped the throne and rules Noveris with a blood-soaked iron fist. Tilla and her friends have become hardened rebels in the Unbroken, a band of guerrilla fighters hiding out in the fringes of the kingdom. Tilla is plagued with doubt and regret; Lyriana struggles with the burdens of being a fugitive queen; Zell atones for his guilt by killing for the cause. And even as they all fight, they know their cause is doomed, that with every passing day, Miles' power grows, his army of bloodmages spreading to cover the continent. Then, a raid on an outpost produces two unexpected prisoners: Lord Elric Kent himself, now a prisoner obsessed with revenge, and Syan See, a strange girl from the Red Wastes. Tilla struggles with the emotional weight of confronting her father, but it's Syan who offers the true revelation. She demonstrates a new incredible kind of magic and speaks of a secret civilization hidden in isolation in the mysterious Wastes. With Miles' forces closing in, Tilla and her friends (alongside a hostage Lord Kent) set out to make contact with Syan's people, to make a pact that could turn the war. The journey will test their character, forge unlikely alliances, reveal the horrifying true nature of magic, and set in motion a battle that will determine the fate of Noveris itself.
©2019 Andrew Shvarts (P)2019 Recorded Books
It all ends where it first began... Life as Warren Parish knew it fell apart during his short time away from Earth. Now the most vile demon of all time is assembling his army to destroy mankind. The final showdown has begun. The Daughter of Zion is the explosive finale of The Soul Summoner series part two. The ninth book In The Soul Summoner Series. The Soul Summoner Series Order Book 1 - The Soul Summoner Book 2 - The Siren Book 3 - The Angel of Death Book 4 - The Taken Book 5 - The Sacrifice? Book 6 - The Regular Guy Book 7 - The Soul Destroyer Book 8 - The Guardian Book 9 - The Daughter of Zion The Soul Summoner companion stories The Detective: A Nathan McNamara Story The Mercenary: A Warren Parish Story
©2020 Elicia Hyder (P)2020 Elicia Hyder
Wedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesn't believe in love - at least not for herself. When she meets wealthy bachelor Joe Travis and mistakes him for a wedding photographer, she has no intention of letting him sweep her off her feet. But Joe is a man who goes after what he wants, and Avery can't resist the temptation of a sexy southern charmer and a hot summer evening. After a one night stand, however, Avery is determined to keep it from happening again. A man like Joe can only mean trouble for a woman like her, and she can't afford distractions. She's been hired to plan the wedding of the year - a make-or-break event. But complications start piling up fast, putting the wedding in jeopardy, especially when shocking secrets of the bride come to light. And as Joe makes it clear that he's not going to give up easily, Avery is forced to confront the insecurities and beliefs that stem from a past she would do anything to forget. The situation reaches a breaking point, and Avery faces the toughest choice of her life. Only by putting her career on the line and risking everything - including her well-guarded heart - will she find out what matters most.
©2015 Lisa Kleypas. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
With a pet pageant around the corner and a killer unleashed, Lacy will have to collar the culprit before the claws come out. Julie Chase is back with her fourth delightful Kitty Couture mystery, perfect for fans of Rita Mae Brown and Blaize Clement. Lacy Marie Crocker can hardly believe it's been a year since her return home to New Orleans. There hasn't been a dull moment since opening her pet boutique last summer, and thanks to the popularity of Lacy's organic pet treats and the arrival of the National Pet Pageant, Lacy desperately needs some help before she is overrun by the demand for pupcakes and crinolines. The entire Garden District seems to be counting the minutes until opening night of the pet pageant, and everything is going spectacularly until Viktor Petrov, the pageant emcee, takes a spill from the balcony during dress rehearsal. All signs points to murder, and homicide detective Jack Oliver sets his eyes on Eva Little, one of Lacy's committee sisters and the only other person on the balcony at the time of the fall, as the killer. But when it comes out that Viktor was notoriously rude, the doors blow wide open with potential suspects who could have wanted him dead. Lacy is determined to find the killer and exonerate Eva, but when Lacy receives a mysterious warning - a plush kitty from Lacy's shop with its mouth crudely stitched over - it's clear that she's been found first. Full of killer recipes for your pet, Cat Got Your Crown is Julie Chase's uproarious fourth Kitty Couture mystery.
©2019 Julie Chase (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The fifth book in a new arc in the New York Times best-selling Amelia Bedelia chapter-book series featuring young Amelia Bedelia and her friends! This chapter book about Amelia Bedelia minding her manners and making a new friend is an excellent choice to share with listeners who are ready to read independently. Amelia Bedelia plus good friends equals super-fun stories to hear and share Amelia Bedelia and her friends are at a school event when they accidentally hurt the feelings of Candy, the new girl in their class. To save their annual ice cream party, Amelia Bedelia and her friends must learn (and practice!) a thing or two about manners, kindness, being polite, and being a good friend. But with Amelia Bedelia involved, there are guaranteed to be a few funny mix-ups and wordplay! A funny chapter book series about friendship perfect for fans of Ivy + Bean, Clementine, and Junie B. Jones. The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies since we first met the iconic character in 1963! Come join the fun!
©2021 Herman Parish (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
When writer-for-hire Jaine Austen signs on to script vows for the ultimate Bridezilla, "I do's" soon become "I wish I hadn't's"--and curtains for the bride spell a veil of woes for Jaine
Jaine's accepted her share of lame gigs to pay the bills, but rewriting Shakespeare's got to be an all-time low. The fiasco begins with a call from Jaine's high-school nemesis, uber rich uber witch Patti Devane. It seems Patti will soon be sashaying down the aisle with another former classmate from Hermosa High, and she'd like the exchange of vows to evoke Romeo and Juliet
except without the "downer" of an ending.Even worse than the assignment itself is dealing with Patti as a client. At least Jaine's not alone, as nobody can stand the demanding, spoiled, and incredibly rude Bridezilla from Hell. Patti's managed to rack up an amazingly long list of enemies in a short time, not the least of whom include her prospective mother-in-law, the soon-to-be ex-wife of Patti's stolen soon-to-be groom, and just about everyone involved in the wedding preparations. So it isn't a complete surprise when the erstwhile Juliet plunges to her death during her balcony scene.The loosened bolts that brought down the bride were clearly an act of sabotage--what's not so obvious is whom, among Patti's numerous haters, committed this murder most foul. Was it the caterer she threatened to ruin? The bridesmaid tossed out of the wedding party for being too chubby? Jaine's determined to learn the truth--if only to end the hideous walk down memory lane kicked off by her association with Patti.Between fending off advances from the nerd of her high school nightmares and figuring out ways to stop Prozac the cat from corrupting the victim's pet Poodle, Jaine's involvement in this case keeps veering between comedy and tragedy. That is, until another body is discovered--and the killer starts laying plot for a final act--starring Jaine
©2008 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
In this powerful and virtuosic collection of interlocking stories, each one "[A] marvel of concision and compassion" (Washington Post), Peter Orner, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and "[M]aster of his form" (New York Times), takes the short story to new heights. Through 44 compressed gems, Peter Orner, a writer who "[D]oesn't simply bring his characters to life, he gives them souls" (NYT Book Review), chronicles people whose lives are at inflection points, gripping us with a series of defining moments. Whether it's a first date that turns into a late-night road trip to a séance in an abandoned airplane hangar, or a family's memories of the painful mystery surrounding a forgotten uncle's demise, Orner reveals how our fleeting decisions between kindness and abandonment chase us across time. These stories are anchored by a poignant novella that delivers not only the joys and travails of a 40-year marriage, but an entire era in a working-class New England city. Bristling with the crackling energy of life itself, Maggie Brown & Others marks the most sustained achievement to date for "[A] master of his form" (New York Times). A New York Times Notable Book Longlisted for the Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize An Oprah Magazine Best Book of 2019 Kirkus "Best Short Fiction of 2019"
©2019 Peter Orner (P)2020 Random House Audio
Kill or be killed. Love or let go. In a world divided between the Hunters and the Warriors, the prisoners who have fallen prey to King Cyrus' decrees are forced into the arena to fight until death. The winner is granted mercy and the privilege to see another sunrise - for the loser, it's death unto the weak. Seventeen-year-old Princess Echo races toward freedom to find out who she really is and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again. And then there's Ayden. His very existence as a Hunter is forbidden, and with his otherworldly violet eyes Echo is finding it hard to stay away from him. When death threatens their forbidden love, Echo and Ayden are forced to do the unthinkable. How far will they go to be together?
©2015 Nadège Richards (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Without a job or a date in sight, freelance writer Jaine Austen is equally out of luck in finance and romance. So when her friend Lance offers to treat her to brunch at the Four Seasons, Jaine leaps at the invite. They've barely made it through the menu when Lance spots his friend Bunny, who is the new trophy wife of mattress maven Marvin Cooper.When Bunny generously offers Jaine a gig writing Marv's new advertising campaign, Jaine accepts the job, and an invitation to her upcoming soire. But at the party Bunny cruelly rules the Cooper mansion and before the evening is over, someone poisons Bunny.The police arrest Lance, but Jaine knows his murderous urges end at her closet door. Setting out to clear his name, she soon discovers a list of suspects longer than Bunny's credit card bill.
©2010 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams is a fun, adventure-filled ride around a far-future galaxy. Think big guns, smugglers, epic space battles, and a telekinetic girl with all the gifts. Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified. Her mission: to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark ages. Hot on her trail is the Pax - a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the Pulse. Now Jane, a handful of comrades from her past, and a telekinetic girl called Esa must fight their way through a galaxy full of dangerous conflicts, remnants of ancient technology, and other hidden dangers. And that's just the beginning....
©2018 Drew Williams (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
A highly unsettling blend of true crime and coming-of-age memoir - The Stranger Beside Me meets Prep - that presents an intimate and thought-provoking portrait of girlhood within Manhattans exclusive prep-school scene in the early 1990s, and a thoughtful meditation on adolescent obsession and the vulnerability of youth. Piper Weiss was 14 years old when her middle-aged tennis coach, Gary Wilensky, one of New York Citys most prestigious private instructors, killed himself after a failed attempt to kidnap one of his teenage students. In the aftermath, authorities discovered that this well-known figure among the Upper East Side tennis crowd was actually a frightening child predator who had built a secret torture chamber - a "Cabin of Horrors" - in his secluded rental in the Adirondacks. Before the shocking scandal broke, Piper had been thrilled to be one of "Garys Girls." "Grandpa Gary", as he was known among his students, was different from other adults - he treated Piper like a grown-up, taking her to dinners, engaging in long intimate conversations with her, and sending her special valentines. As reporters swarmed her private community in the wake of Wilenskys death, Piper learned that her mentor was a predator with a sordid history of child stalking and sexual fetish. But why did she still feel protective of Gary, and why was she disappointed that he hadnt chosen her? Now, 20 years later, Piper examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand and exorcise the childhood memories that haunt her to this day. Combining research, interviews, and personal records, You All Grow Up and Leave Me explores the psychological manipulation by child predators - their ability to charm their way into seemingly protected worlds - and the far-reaching effects their actions have on those who trust them most.
©2018 Piper Weiss (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
A wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women's lives in a novel of friendship, family, and forgiveness from the USA Today best-selling author of Ten Beach Road. Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of happily ever afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren, its a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: It wasnt the dresss fault. Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought shed wear. Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: Some betrayals can never be forgiven. Now, on the eve of her daughter Laurens wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret shes kept for far too long. She vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together - knowing they'll need each other to survive the coming storm.
©2019 Wendy Wax (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Smarmy personals ads. Daring declarations of love. Writer-for-hire Jaine Austen has penned them all. But when one of the love connections she made is broken up by murder, Jaine finds herself freelancing free-of-charge - and uncovering more than she bargained for
No one seems to need her help more than geeky, gawky Howard Murdoch. His request is simple enough: a letter proclaiming his undying love for Stacy Lawrence, a gorgeous aerobics instructor. The fact that he's never actually met the woman gives Jaine pause - but she soon overcomes her misgivings, warms up her computer, and starts pitching woo on Howard's behalf. To Jaine's surprise, the letter is a success - the unlikely Romeo lands a date! But his triumph is, sadly, short-lived. On Valentine's Day, Howard finds Stacy bludgeoned to death with a Thigh Master - and is quickly named the prime suspect. Upon hearing the news, Jaine is shocked. Sure, Howard's awkward, eccentric, and a tiny bit odd. But a murderer? That's hard to believe. Especially after a little sleuthing turns up a whole bunch of people who harbored less-than-loving feelings towards the svelte Stacy. But Jaine had better wrangle her clues quickly, before a crafty killer catches on--and puts a whole new spin on her ghost writing career
©2002 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Grateful Knight isnt looking for love when she moves into a rent-free house on the edge of a graveyard. At 22, all she wants is to recover financially so she can move back to the city where she belongs. But sparks fly when the gorgeous cemetery caretaker, Rick, introduces himself and mentions his suspicion that her new house might be haunted. Her attraction to him seems supernatural, and, despite her resolve not to get involved, she literally cant keep her hands off him. When things in Gratefuls house start moving on their own, another man enters her life - Logan, a sexy ghost with a dark secret. He says Rick isnt what he seems, and indulging her passion for him could cost her soul. One things for sure: Magical forces are at work in the tiny town of Red Grove, and theyre converging on Grateful. Life will never be the same once she's forced to choose between the ghost and the graveyard.
©2012 Carpe Luna Publishing (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Bad Things Always Come in Threes.... As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls. Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families - and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side....
©2016 Jennifer Estep (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
In Gold Wings Rising, the final installment of Alex London's Skybound Saga, Kylee and Brysen must fight for their lives and their humanity. Book one was a Today Show Book Club pick! The war on the ground has ended, but the war with the sky has just begun. After the Siege of the Six Villages, the ghost eagles have trapped Uztaris on both sides of the conflict. The villagers and Kartami alike hide in caves, huddled in terror as they await nightly attacks. Kylee aims to plunge her arrows into each and every ghost eagle; in her mind, killing the birds is the only way to unshackle the citys chains. But Brysen has other plans. While the humans fly familiar circles around each other, the ghost eagles create schemes far greater and more terrible than either Kylee or Brysen could have imagined. Now, the tug-of-war between love and power begins to fray, threatening bonds of siblinghood and humanity alike. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
©2020 Alex London (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Every bachelorette party has a surprise... Angie Lawson is in bridesmaid hell - if hell was a strip club filled with screaming women in stilettos. But her night's about to get a whole lot worse. Now her ex-boyfriend is standing right in front of her - every sexy, delicious inch of him - and Cole Foster isn't the kind of guy that any woman can just ignore... Cole's working undercover, but he certainly wasn't expecting the intimate reminder of the wicked heat that he and Angie always shared. But when the maid of honor - silver stilettos and all - is knocked unconscious, Cole realizes he needs Angie's help to get into the bridal party. And if getting there means getting her in bed, too, then he's definitely the best man for the job!
©2013 Susanna Carr (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Two Worlds and in Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan presents a stunning retrospective of the first 10 years of the authors work. It is a compilation of more than 200,000 words of short fiction, including many of her most acclaimed stories as well as some of the authors personal favorites; several previously uncollected, hard-to-find pieces; her sci-fi novella, The Dry Salvages; and a rare collaboration with Poppy Z. Brite.
©2011 Caitlin R. Kiernan (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
From the acclaimed author of Speak comes a kaleidoscopic novel about Robert Oppenheimer - father of the atomic bomb - as told by seven fictional characters. J. Robert Oppenheimer was a brilliant scientist, a champion of liberal causes, and a complex and often contradictory character. He loyally protected his Communist friends, only to later betray them under questioning. He repeatedly lied about love affairs. And he defended the use of the atomic bomb he helped create, before ultimately lobbying against nuclear proliferation. Through narratives that cross time and space, a set of characters bears witness to the life of Oppenheimer, from a secret service agent who tailed him in San Francisco, to the young lover of a colleague in Los Alamos, to a woman fleeing McCarthyism who knew him on St. John. As these men and women fall into the orbit of a brilliant but mercurial mind at work, all consider his complicated legacy while also uncovering deep and often unsettling truths about their own lives. In this stunning, elliptical novel, Louisa Hall has crafted a breathtaking and explosive story about the ability of the human mind to believe what it wants, about public and private tragedy, and about power and guilt. Blending science with literature and fiction with biography, Trinity asks searing questions about what it means to truly know someone, and about the secrets we keep from the world and from ourselves.
©2018 Louisa Hall (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Scotty Parker is a former child star who once played Tiny Tim, but now he's grown up into the role of the neighborhood Scrooge. He cuts the wires on his neighbors' Christmas lights and tells local kids that Santa had a stroke. And his miserly bah-humbug attitude lasts year-round - a fact known all too well by his current wife, his ex-wife, his maid, and many more. Scotty thinks he can stage a comeback with the screenplay he's working on (The Return of Tiny Tim: Vengeance Is Mine!), and Jaine's been reluctantly helping him edit it. So when Scotty is bludgeoned with a frozen chocolate yule log and the police start making a list of suspects and checking it twice, Jaine's name is unfortunately included. True, she's been under some stress - with Lance trying to set her up on dates and her fickle feline taking a sudden liking to someone else - but she's not guilty of murder. Now she just has to prove it - using her gift for detection to figure out who committed this holiday homicide.
©2018 Laura Levine (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. In Red Skies Falling, Alex London's thrilling sequel to Black Wings Beating, the epic fantasy Skybound Saga continues as twins Kylee and Brysen are separated by the expanse of Uztar, but are preparing for the same war - or so they think. Kylee is ensconsed in the Sky Castle, training with Mem Uku to master the Hollow Tongue and the Ghost Eagle. But political intrigue abounds and court drama seems to seep through the castle's stones like blood from a broken feather. Meanwhile, Brysen is still in the Six Villages, preparing for an attack by the Kartami. The Villages have become Uztar's first line of defense, and refugees are flooding in from the plains. But their arrival lays bare the villagers' darkest instincts. As Brysen navigates the growing turmoil, he must also grapple with a newfound gift, a burgeoning crush on a mysterious boy, and a shocking betrayal. The two will meet again on the battlefield, fighting the same war from different sides. But the Ghost Eagle has its own plans.
©2019 Charles London (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Wisecracking pen-for-hire Jaine Austen is back - and she's about to discover that working on the set of a Hollywood sitcom is no laughing matter.... Jaine still hasn't found a good man - or a way to keep all those sugary snacks from going straight to her hips. But - with a little help from her best friend Kandi - she's finally landed a gig as a sitcom writer! True, Muffy 'n Me (aka "Bewitched with Tits") isn't going to win any Emmys. And her office at Miracle Studios needs a little sprucing up, and a few dozen rat traps. But it sure beats writing boring brochures and bad resumes, so Jaine's not complaining. Until the plot thickens - with murder.... Jaine figures the trouble all started when Muffy 'n Me's hottest star, gorgeous Quinn Kirkland, seduced the head writer - whose husband also works on the show. But when Quinn's caught in bed with the barely-legal actress who plays his niece, things really heat up - and his many jealous girlfriends start to figure things out. . . So when the no-good heartthrob drops dead after nibbling a poisoned doughnut, Jaine isn't terribly surprised. But who could have done it? A competitive co-star and a couple of scorned lovers top Jaine's list of suspects, but the police have zeroed in on her man-crazy pal Kandi. She fell hard for Quinn - and nearly fell apart when she learned of all his other women. Now Jaine has to figure out who finally stopped Quinn's cheatin' heart - before her best friend ends up behind bars...
©2003 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible Inc.
This captivating breakout novel - told in alternating viewpoints - brings listeners from the skies of World War II to the present day, where a woman is prepared to tell her secrets at last. Estranged from her family since just after World War II, Mary Browning has spent her entire adult life hiding from her past. Now 87 years old and a widow, she is still haunted by secrets and fading memories of the family she left behind. Her one outlet is the writing group she's presided over for a decade, though she's never written a word herself. When a new member walks in - a 15-year-old girl who reminds her so much of her beloved sister, Sarah - Mary is certain fate delivered Elyse Strickler to her for a reason. Mary hires the serious-eyed teenager to type her story about a daring female pilot who, during World War II, left home for the sky and gambled everything for her dreams - including her own identity. As they begin to unravel the web of Mary's past, Mary and Elyse form an unlikely friendship. Together they discover it's never too late for second chances and that sometimes forgiveness is all it takes for life to take flight in the most unexpected ways.
©2016 Maggie Leffler (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Love That Dog and Hate That Cat will love her newest tween novel, Moo. This uplifting tale reminds us that if we're open to new experiences, life is full of surprises. Following one family's momentous move from the city to rural Maine, an unexpected bond develops between 12-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow. When Reena; her little brother, Luke; and their parents first move to Maine, Reena doesn't know what to expect. She's ready for beaches, blueberries, and all the lobster she can eat. Instead her parents "volunteer" Reena and Luke to work for an eccentric neighbor named Mrs. Falala, who has a pig named Paulie, a cat named China, a snake named Edna - and that stubborn cow, Zora. This heartwarming story, told in a blend of poetry and prose, reveals the bonds that emerge when we let others into our lives.
©2016 Sharon Creech (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Fancy Lynn Sawyer says that before she'll even think about the M word, a man has to say the three magic words, but 'I love you' isn't enough. He has to promise her a forever thing. She intends to find her forever thing in Florida, her home since she was 15, so she wasn't even looking for it when she comes to Texas to help her grandmother. With a job at the elementary school lined up, Fancy Lynn moves but she intends to stay only until her grandmother regains her health. Theron Warren has absolutely no intention of falling in love again. His one failed marriage was painful enough. As an elementary school principal, part-time cop, and full-time ranch owner, he doesn't have time for the sassy woman who suddenly appears in his life: first in the jailhouse, then at his school and soon everywhere he turns. Fate is trying to tell Fancy Lynn and Theron that they are soul mates, but is having a tough time convincing them.
©2011 Carolyn Brown (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The Finding... The Craving... The Aftershock... Now free from the walls that confine New Haven, the place she had once believed to be her home, Echo must find a way to put an end to a war only she has the power to stop. She has yet to discover her true abilities as a hybrid leader, but what happens when the dreams that plague her become something more? Someone more? In the midst of exploring her love for Ayden and venturing through forbidden lands in search of an enchanted key, Echo finds Kahl - the boy who haunts her every dream and holds the hidden answers she seeks. And Echo will do just about anything to get them. Relationships are put to the test, dreams become desires, and ultimately one girl will discover her purpose in a promised legend written in stone.
©2015 Nadège Richards (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
The definitive oral history of the cult classic Dazed and Confused, featuring behind-the-scenes stories from the cast, crew, and Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater. The production includes an exclusive conversation between Melissa Maerz and Richard Linklater at the end of the audiobook. Dazed and Confused not only heralded the arrival of filmmaker Richard Linklater, it introduced a cast of unknowns who would become the next generation of movie stars. Embraced as a cultural touchstone, the 1993 film would also make Matthew McConaugheys famous phrase - alright, alright, alright - ubiquitous. But it started with a simple idea: Linklater thought people might like to watch a movie about high school kids just hanging out and listening to music on the last day of school in 1976. To some, that might not even sound like a movie. But to a few studio executives, it sounded enough like the next American Graffiti to justify the risk. Dazed and Confused underperformed at the box office and seemed destined to disappear. Then something weird happened: Linklater turned out to be right. This wasnt the kind of movie everybody liked, but it was the kind of movie certain people loved, with an intensity that felt personal. No matter what their high school experience was like, they thought Dazed and Confused was about them. Alright, Alright, Alright is the story of how this iconic film came together and why it worked. Combining behind-the-scenes photos and insights from nearly the entire cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, and many others, and with full access to Linklaters Dazed archives, it offers an inside look at how a budding filmmaker and a cast of newcomers made a period piece that would feel timeless for decades to come. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Melissa Maerz (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A novel about family and the secrets that we keep - a young woman learning to love and leave home and realizing that, maybe, she never quite left. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Still Life with Bread Crumbs and Rise and Shine. This story begins in the 1960s, and explores how Mimi Miller comes of age, over and over again. As a young girl in Miller's Valley, an ordinary farming town that may be facing its final days, Mimi is observing adults, selling corn, growing up and changing, and watching the world around her change, too. As the years go by, the unthinkable starts to seem inevitable. Anna Quindlen's novel takes us through the changing eras of Mimi and her family, as secrets are revealed, and the heartbreaks of growing up and falling in love with the wrong man are overcome. A deeply moving, inspiring story of a young woman learning to love and leave, the place and family from which she comes.
©2016 Anna Quindlen (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
New York Times best-selling author Lisa Renee Jones brings a fresh, modern take to the thriller genre that will keep you guessing until the very end. The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. (Jean Cocteau) Some call him friend or boss. Some call him husband or dad. Some call him son, even a favorite son. But the only title that matters to him is the one the media has given him: The Poet. A name he earned from the written words he leaves behind after he kills that are as dark and mysterious as the reason he chooses his victims. One word, two, three, a story in a poem, a secret that only Detective Samantha Jazz can solve. Because hes writing this story for her. She just doesnt know it yet.
©2021 Lisa Renee Jones (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
When Kristy reluctantly takes part in a hazing prank for her softball team, she worries that her little stepsister, Karen, will find out the truth and think badly of her.
©1994 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
"Epic thrills, heart-punching romance, and a marvel of a hero." (Adam Silvera, New York Times best-selling author of They Both Die at the End) The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists. Brysen strives to be a great falconer - while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. Shes nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe. Together, the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he's long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother's future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power. In this first young-adult fantasy audiobook in a trilogy, Alex London launches a soaring saga about the memories that haunt us, the histories that hunt us, and the bonds of blood between us.
©2018 Charles London (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
Hallie Cavanaugh's late father just left her millions of reasons to stay away from Jim Lawson, deputy sheriff of Paradise, Idaho, and the man who broke her heart fourteen years ago. Hallie has worked hard for independence, but she can't dismiss a massive inheritance, even if she has to follow her father's manipulative terms to get it. How hard can it be to spend six months back in Paradise - and not sleep with her old flame? Former Army Ranger Jim just wants to do his job, raise his daughter...and resist the gorgeous, redheaded reminder of his bad-boy past. Their one unforgettably hot night together had major consequences, and now there's a fortune and a family legacy at stake. But when Hallie is threatened amid a storm of uncovered secrets and conflicted loyalties, protecting her becomes more than a duty: it's a deeply personal fight Jim's heart won't let him lose.
©2017 Rosalind James (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious university. Then Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate - a friend. The authorities are quick to rule it a suicide and sweep it under the rug, but when Tilla herself is attacked by a mysterious man with terrifying powers, she's convinced of a conspiracy. Her friends beg her to stay silent; what she's suggesting is impossible...and treasonous. But Tilla can't - won't - let it go. And the deeper she digs, the more questions she uncovers. How is the West beating the supposedly invincible Lightspire mages in battle? Is it connected to the shadowy cult wreaking havoc in Lightspire? Nothing is as it seems in the glorious capital, and Tilla's presence might just be the spark that sets the Kingdom aflame.
©2018 Andrew Shvarts (P)2018 Recorded Books
New Fear Street stories with a retro look, perfect for fans of Stranger Things! Two sisters, divided by time. Each with a terrible resentment she can barely contain. Two Fear family weddings, decades apart.... Each bride will find that the ancient curse that haunts the Fears lives on. It feeds off the evil that courses through their blood. It takes its toll in unexpected ways, and allows dark history to repeat itself. In this all-new Fear Street story, family ties bind sisters together - till death do they part.
©2018 Parachute Publishing, LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
"In The XX Brain, Lisa meticulously guides us in the ways we can both nourish and protect ourselves, body and mind, to ensure our brains remain resilient throughout our lives." (from the foreword by Maria Shriver) The first audiobook to address cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer's prevention specifically in women - and to frame brain health as an essential component of women's health. In this revolutionary audiobook, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, director of the Women's Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College, provides women with the first plan to address the unique risks of the female brain. Until now, medical research has focused on "bikini medicine", assuming that women are essentially men with breasts and tubes. Yet women are far more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, migraines, brain injuries, and strokes. They are also twice as likely to end their lives suffering from Alzheimer's disease, even when their longer lifespans are taken into account. But in the past, the female brain has received astonishingly little attention and was rarely studied by medical researchers - resulting in a wealth of misinformation about women's health. The XX Brain confronts this crisis by revealing how the two powerful X chromosomes that distinguish women from men impact the brain first and foremost and by focusing on a key brain-protective hormone: estrogen. Taking on all aspects of women's health, including brain fog, memory lapses, depression, stress, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, and the increased risk of dementia, Dr. Mosconi introduces cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to protecting the female brain, including a specific diet proven to work for women, strategies to reduce stress, and useful tips for restorative sleep. She also examines the controversy about soy and hormonal replacement therapy, takes on the perils of environmental toxins, and examines the role of our microbiome. Perhaps best of all, she makes clear that it is never too late to take care of yourself. The XX Brain is a rallying cry for women to have full access to information regarding what is going on in their brains and bodies as well as a road map for the path to optimal, lifelong brain health. This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF that contains resources, a diet plan, and recipes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Lisa Mosconi, Maria Shriver (P)2020 Penguin Audio
R.L. Stine's hugely successful young adult horror series Fear Street is back with the first new book in almost two decades. With more than 80 million copies sold around the world, Fear Street is one of the bestselling young adult series of all time. Now, with Party Games, R.L. Stine revives this phenomenon for a new generation of teen readers, and the announcement of new Fear Street books caused a flurry of excitement both in the press and on social media, where fans rejoiced that the series was coming back. Her friends warn her not to go to Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island. But Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited. Brendan has a lot of party games planned. But one game no one planned intrudes on his party - the game of murder. As the guests start dying one by one, Rachel realizes to her horror that she and the other teenagers are trapped on the tiny island with someone who may want to kill them all. How to escape this deadly game? Rachel doesn't know whom she can trust. She should have realized that nothing is as it seems
. on Fear Island. R.L. Stine makes his triumphant return to Shadyside, a town of nightmares, shadows, and genuine terror, and to the bestselling series that began his career writing horror for the juvenile market, in the new Fear Street book Party Games.
©2014 Parachute Publishing, L.L.C. (P)2014 Macmillan Audio
The annihilation of New Haven was only the beginning. With King Cyrus on the run and a forbidden past yet to be discovered, Echo Abbeny is finding that her entire existence relies solely on one thing - the acceptance of her gifts as a hybrid and the godly abilities she can't even begin to understand or control. As they both vie for her heart, Ayden and Kahl are proving to be an even greater temptation than she could have ever dreamed of. Rumors of a mysterious kingdom in the Sunken City begin to spread like wildfire, spurring chaos between the Xavians and a race against the king. Every move will be watched, and death lurks at every corner. A war will be fought, and there will be blood to pay. As one of the last oracles on earth, Echo will have to trust herself like never before.
©2015 Nadège Richards (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight - or the danger. Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents", it looks like someone will do anything to win - no matter who they hurt. As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes humans can be more monstrous than anything else....
©2015 Jennifer Estep (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aime Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving, and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows. Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness
. Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love, and yet commitment was a totally different deal
. Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another
. James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others - but never knew true loss before
. Henry/Hades's solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope
©2012 Aimée Carter (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
In this irresistible new novel by Mary Ann Marlowe, one woman's up-close and sexy encounter with a tabloid sensation reveals the dizzying - and delicious - dilemma of dating in the spotlight. Celebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. That's a problem, since snapping pics of the stars is how the pretty paparazza pays the rent. So when Jo attempts to catch a money shot atop the broad shoulders of a helpful bystander, the only thing she notices about the stranger she straddles is that he's seriously hot. Only later does Jo learn that he's also Micah Sinclair - one of rock's notorious bad boys.... Soon Jo is on the verge of getting fired for missing a Micah Sinclair exclusive. Until she's suddenly being pursued by the heartthrob himself. But how can she be sure the musician's mind-blowing kisses are the real deal? Her colleagues claim he's a media whore, gambling on some free PR. But something has Jo hoping Micah's feeling the same powerful pull that she does. A pull so strong, she can't resist becoming his latest love, even if it means she might become the media's latest victim....
©2017 May Ann Marlowe (P)2017 audiOMG! an imprint of Novel Audio
For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent comes a story like no other.... A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit. Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive. But abiding by rules has never been her strong suit, and when she is thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom...including forbidden love. In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive.... If you enjoy Suzanne Collins or Veronica Roth, this will be a ride you won't want to miss. Book one of a completed seven-book series. Beware of spoilers in the reviews that are without spoiler alerts.
©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest
An unforgettably exuberant and potent novel by a writer at the height of her powers Two auditors for the US egg industry go rogue and conceive a plot to steal a million chickens in the middle of the night - an entire egg farm's worth of animals. Janey and Cleveland - a spirited former runaway and the officious head of audits - assemble a precarious, quarrelsome team and descend on the farm on a dark spring evening. A series of catastrophes ensues. Deb Olin Unferth's wildly inventive novel is a heist story of a very unusual sort. Swirling with a rich array of voices, Barn 8 takes listeners into the minds of these renegades: a farmer's daughter, a former director of undercover investigations, hundreds of activists, a forest ranger who suddenly comes upon 40,000 hens, and a security guard who is left on an empty farm for years. There are glimpses 20,000 years into the future to see what chickens might evolve into on our contaminated planet. We hear what hens think happens when they die. In the end the cracked hearts of these indelible characters, their earnest efforts to heal themselves, and their radical actions will lead them to ruin or revelation. Funny, whimsical, philosophical, and heartbreaking, Barn 8 ultimately asks: What constitutes meaningful action in a world so in need of change? Unferth comes at this question with striking ingenuity, razor-sharp wit, and ferocious passion. Barn 8 is a rare comic-political drama, a tour de force for our time.
©2020 Deb Olin Unferth (P)2020 Recorded Books
When Jaine Austen's beloved cat Prozac unwittingly scares to death a parakeet belonging to the neighborhood's resident curmudgeon, Jaine finds herself knee-deep in toil and trouble. The cantankerous Hollywood has-been once played Cryptessa Muldoon, television's fourth most famous monster mom. Now she spends her days making enemies with everyone on the block. So when the ornery D-lister is murdered with her own Do Not Trespass sign on Halloween night, the neighborhood fills with relief - and possible culprits. With a killer on the loose, Jaine hardly has time to fall under the spell of her yummy new neighbor, Peter. As the prime suspect, she summons her sleuthing skills to clear her name and soon discovers that everyone has a few skeletons in their closets...
©2012 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Commitment-phobic Grateful Knight has her hands full. While she struggles to understand her new role as Monk's Hill witch, evil isn't waiting for her to come up to speed. Not only is there an increase in supernatural activity in her ward, shes being evicted from her home, breaking in a snarky new familiar, and trying to sort out her feelings for her metaphysically connected and immortal boyfriend, Rick. When Grateful foils a murder at a fae bordello, she uncovers a plot by a local vampire coven to obtain a secret weapon with the power to control both the living and the dead. History is threatening to repeat itself. And if Grateful doesn't give herself over to her role completely, it could cost her everything.
©2013 Carpe Luna Publishing (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
The second in this hilarious cozy mystery series features a woman who is a talent agent for showbiz animals and discovers that she has a talent herself: solving crimes.
Kay Powell, theatrical agent to non-human animals, is babysitting - that is, birdsitting - her client, a parrot named Barney, on the set of his new TV show, Dead City. When the shows charismatic star is shot in his trailer between scenes, the only eyewitness to the crime is - you guessed it - Barney. And even though Kay keeps explaining that even a talking parrot doesnt actually converse with people, the investigators insist on interrogating the bird for information he clearly cant communicate.
Suspects accumulate like birdseed, and before long its clear the killer believes Barney might actually be able to supply useful evidence. Even Barney cant fly away from this one.
©2018 E. J. Copperman (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Blessed or cursed with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people...and the worst. With nothing more than a glance at a photograph, she can judge the living from the dead and the good souls from the evil ones. For 27 years she's kept her ability a secret, but 11 young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer. She has just agreed to help Detective Nathan McNamara with the case when a stranger - who is as alluring as he is terrifying - shows up at her doorstep with a dark past and another puzzling mystery: She can't see his soul at all. Now Sloan is on the hunt for a deadly psychopath with two irresistible men. One of them would die for her, and the other would kill to keep her safe.
©2016 Elicia Hyder (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
From the author of Fault Line comes an edgy and heartbreaking novel about two self-destructive teens in a Sid-and-Nancy-like romance full of passion, chaos, and dyed hair. Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just "Gannon" to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life. To her parents, to her teachers - even her best friend, who is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days the only way Gannon knows she is real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach. Then she meets Michael Brooks, and for the first time she feels like she is being seen to the core of her being. Obnoxious, controlling, damaged, and addictive, he inserts himself into her life until all her scars are exposed. Each moment together is a passionate, painful relief. But as the relationship deepens, Gannon starts to feel as if she's standing at the foot of a dam about to burst. She's given up everything and everyone in her life for him, but somehow nothing is enough for Brooks - until he poses the ultimate test. Bleed Like Me is a piercing, intimate portrayal of the danger of a love so obsessive it becomes its own biggest threat.
©2014 Christa Desir (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Drew Williams continues the Universe After series with A Chain Across the Dawn, an epic space opera chase across the galaxy with witty banter, fantastical planets, and a seemingly unbeatable foe. Its been three years since Esa left her backwater planet to join the ranks of the Justified. Together, she and fellow agent Jane Kamali have been traveling across the known universe, searching for children who share Esas supernatural gifts. On a visit to a particularly remote planet, they learn that theyre not the only ones searching for gifted children. They find themselves on the tail of a mysterious being with impossible powers who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the very children that Esa and Jane are trying to save. With their latest recruit in tow - a young Wulf boy named Sho - Esa and Jane must track their strange foe across the galaxy in search of answers. But the more they learn, the clearer it becomes - their enemy may be harder to defeat than they ever could have imagined.
©2019 Drew Williams (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
What if a machine could bring back the ones we love? From New York Times best seller Lauren DeStefano comes a captivating middle grade tale of loss, love, and hope. In this beautiful and poignant novel, acclaimed author Lauren DeStefano tells a story of love and loss, and what it means to say goodbye. When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and is neglecting the living, and Emmaline is tired of feeling forgotten. Nothing good has come from building the ghost machine, and Emmaline decides that the only way to bring her father back will be to make the ghost machine work or destroy it forever.
©2017 Lauren DeStefano (P)2017 Recorded Books
Inspired by the true story of a girl who lived in the library, Kristen O'Donnell Tubb's The Story Seeker continues the Story Collector series with a heartwarming middle-grade mystery that captures the illustrious New York Public Library during the roaring '20s. Twelve-year-old Viviani Fedeler, proud resident of the New York Public Library, has her sights set on becoming a star reporter. Shes thrilled when Miss Hutch announces a story contest where the winner gets their essay printed in the New York Times! But then, Viviani gets her first-ever case of writers block. As she struggles to find inspiration, the library is hit with a strange mystery involving overdue books, secret messages, and perhaps a spy lurking among the shelves.... Will Viviani be able to crack the code and find the perfect story worthy of a byline? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Kristin O'Donnell Tubb (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
[A] rousing mash-up of military SF thriller and paranormal adventure...Scarlett is a resourceful and endearing heroine. (Publishers Weekly) What if you had a power you had to hide from everyone - until now? In this bold sci-fi action thriller, a secret training program at West Point is turning misfits into a new generation of heroes. Scarlett Winter has always been an outsider, and not only because shes a hardcore daredevil and born troublemaker - she has been hiding superhuman powers she doesnt yet understand. Now shes been recruited by a secret West Point unit for cadets with extraordinary abilities. Scarlett and her fellow students are learning to hone their skills, from telekinetic combat to running recon missions through strangers dreamscapes. At The Point, Scarlett discovers that she may be the most powerful cadet of all. With the power to control pure energy, shes a human nuclear bomb - and shes not sure she can control her powers much longer. Even in this army of outsiders, Scarlett feels like a misfit all over again, but when a threat that endangers her fellow students arises from the schools dark past, duty calls and Scarlett must make a choice between being herself and becoming something even greater: a hero.
©2018 John Dixon (P)2018 Random House Audio
Its a piece of cake! Amelia Bedelia + Good Friends = Super Fun Stories to Listen to and Share The first book in a new arc in the New York Times best-selling Amelia Bedelia chapter book series featuring young Amelia Bedelia and her friends! The big day is finally here - Amelia Bedelias school, Oak Tree Elementary, is 100 years old, and the whole town is throwing a party. Best of all, a secret time capsule that has been buried for an entire century will finally be dug up and opened! Amelia Bedelia and her friends have some guesses about what theyll find. Are they right? Or is everyone in for a big surprise? A funny chapter book series about friendship perfect for fans of Ivy + Bean and Clementine. The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies since we first met the iconic character in 1963! Includes Two Ways to Say It, Amelia Bedelias guide to the idioms used in the story.
©2019 Herman Parish (P)2019 HarperAudio
When you find someone who has no hope left, give the bracelet to her.... Sunshine Sunny Voorhees David would rather be dead than back in Morning Glory, Mississippi. But after losing both her husband and a pregnancy, she comes home temporarily to the place she swore shed never return to. Before she can leave for good, shell have to fix up the dilapidated family home, convince her mother to move, and avoid the man who broke her heart. The mistake Henry Delmar made years ago has always haunted him, and now the woman whose dreams he destroyed is back. He wants her forgiveness, but this new Sunny is nothing like the innocent he remembers. This Sunny is hurt, angry, and has built a mile-high wall around her heart. When Henrys son runs over Sunnys motorcycle, the stars line up for an opportunity to show Sunny how much he regrets the way they ended. With the help of his children, a stray dog, and the townspeople, Henry must find a way to rekindle their romance and prove to Sunny that shes right where shes always belonged...in his arms. Come back to Morning Glory for puppy kisses, lattes at the Lazy Frog, and a happily-ever-after.
©2018 Liz Talley (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
After saving her caretaker, Rick, from certain death, Grateful Knight is ready for their happily ever after. The date is set, and wedding plans are in the works. But when the witch responsible for the candle that almost ended Rick's life shows up in Red Grove expecting payment, the price is more than Grateful can bear. To make matters worse, Logan is barely speaking to her, and a murder at the Thames Theater leaves everyone reeling over the future of Julius' vampire coven. Shes finally ready to walk down the aisle, but first Grateful must face the greatest challenge of her life.
©2013 Carpe Luna Publishing (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Grateful Knight is one stressed-out witch. Not only has she failed to restore her caretaker, Rick, from an evil witch's mind-control spell but the loss he endured extends well beyond his memory. To make matters worse, compensating for his absence could cost her the job she loves and the strength she needs. When a new supernatural threat leaves Grateful for dead, a vampire ally saves her life - but at a price. Her assailant's calling card makes it clear she's marked for death, possibly by her goddess mother. With the help of her half sister, Polina, can Grateful gain the power she needs to win Rick back and beat the goddess at her own game?
©2014 Carpe Luna Publishing (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
For fans of Firefly and James S. A. Corey's Expanse novels, The Firmament of Flame is the third installment in Drew Williams' Universe After series. For nearly a century, the Justified have been searching for gifted children to help prevent the return of the pulse. Until recently, they thought they were the only ones. Jane Kamali and her telekinetic protégé, Esa, now 17, barely managed to claim victory against a Cyn - a being of pure energy - hell bent on hunting down the gifted. Now, they face an army. The Cyn and their followers will stop at nothing to find Esa and the others. No one knows what they want, but Jane, Esa, and their allies in the Justified are determined to find out. Even if they have to go to the ends of the known universe to do it. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books
©2020 Drew Williams (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Eva - known to all as Lovey - grew up safe and secure in Oxford, Mississippi, surrounded by a rich literary history and her mother's stunning flower gardens. But a shed fire, and the injuries that it caused, seemed to change everything...especially when her older sister, Bitsy, blamed Lovey for the irreparable damage. Bitsy became the cheerleader. The homecoming queen. The perfect Southern belle who could do no wrong. All the while, Lovey served as the family scapegoat, always bearing the brunt when Bitsy threw blame her way. At 18, suffocating in her sister's shadow, Lovey turned down a marriage proposal and fled to Arizona - a place as far from Mississippi as she could find. In time, she became a successful advertising executive and a weekend yoga instructor, carving a satisfying life for herself, free from Bitsy's vicious lies. But now that she's turning 45, Lovey is feeling more alone than ever and questioning the choices that have led her here. When she gets a call from her father insisting that she come home three weeks early for her parents' fiftieth anniversary, Lovey is at wits' end. She's about to close the biggest contract of her career, and there's a lot on the line. But despite the risks, her father's words, "family first", draw her right back to the red dirt roads of Mississippi. Lovey is welcomed home by a secret project - a memory garden her father has planned as an anniversary surprise for her mother. As she helps create this sacred space, Lovey begins to rediscover her roots, learning to live perennially in spite of life's many trials and tragedies. Years ago, Lovey chose to leave her family and the South far behind. But now that she's returned, she's realizing things at home were not always what they seemed. Southern Living Magazine Pick for Most Anticipated Books for Fall. Redbook Magazine Pick of 20 Must-Read Books by Women.
©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Jaine has been hired by uber-pushy stage mom Heather Van Sant to write lyrics for her daughter Taylor's song in the talent competition for the Miss Teen Queen America pageant. It's different from anything Jaine has done before, but if nothing else, she's looking forward to a free weekend in a swanky hotel and a chance to see what really goes on backstage at a beauty pageant. But the hotel is a dump, the cattiness is out of control, and Candace - the perfectly coiffed, whip-cracking pageant director - is making even Jaine's life miserable. When Candace's assistant, Amy, is found bludgeoned to death with a silver tiara, there are more suspects than sequins on a pageant gown - and Heather is first on the list.
©2016 Laura Levine (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Love is in the air as freelance writer Jaine Austen begins a new job at the Dates of Joy matchmaking service--but between juggling her boss's demands, deflecting theadvances of an eccentric suitor, and tracking down a calculating killer, she hardly has time to think about romance. . .When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she's excited for a chance to help the lovelorn just in time for Valentine's Day--until she realizes what "Dates of Joy" is really all about. Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love in exchange for inordinate sums of money. And woe betide anyone who lays a finger on her heavily guarded stash of chocolates. So it's no surprise when the chiseling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine's Day mixer.Aghast to find herself on the cops' suspect list, Jaine sets out to track down the killer. Who could it be? Joy's harried assistants, whose lives she made a living hell? Her younger lover? The handsome hunk of a client with a secret in his past? Or the furious Beverly Hills widow who forked over the last of her savings for a Prince Charming who never materialized? Joy left behind a slew of enemies struck by her deviant arrows, so finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates--and Jaine will have to flirt with danger to get to the truth...
©2014 Laura Levine (P)2013 Audible Inc.
A gal with a serious Ben & Jerry's habit can't afford to be too picky about employment opportunities. So when Beverly Hills socialite SueEllen Kingsley offers freelance writer Jaine Austen megabucks to ghostwrite a book of hostess tips, it's time to sharpen the #2s. But everything short circuits when Jaine finds SueEllen floating face down in her tub, fried by her own blow dryer. The primary suspect: Heidi, SueEllen's stepdaughter, whose account of a mysterious blonde fleeing the scene is greeted with skepticism by Beverly Hills' finest. Peroxided suspects abound, including a very private masseuse, a jealous nurse, a former game show hostess
even a closet blonde with a surprising secret. One of them is hiding a murderous heart behind pricey highlights, and Jaine's out to expose the killer's dark roots. Because blondes have enough fun without getting away with murder
©2004 Laura Levine (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A powerful YA debut, told with astonishing insight and wit, about the depths and boundaries of true friendship and obsessive teenage love - perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, E. Lockhart, and Sara Zarr. When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us. Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly theres a long list of things she wont tell her, things Jo wouldnt understand. Because Jo doesnt see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling. Shes wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters.
©2018 Anica Mrose Rissi (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Love or life. Henry or their child. The end of her family or the end of the world. Kate must choose. During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her - until Cronus offers a deal. In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead. With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything. Even if it costs her eternity.
©2013 Aimée Carter (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
The explosive conclusion to the epic saga that started with The Stars Now Unclaimed, the space opera SFX calls "a glorious romp!" Always outnumbered, always outflanked. Thats the motto of the Justified, the small band of mercenaries who are determined to set the universe to rights after accidentally unleashing a cataclysm upon it. Find the fight before it finds you. But theyre not the only people who are trying to change the order of the universe. A group of psychotic beings, the Cyn, seem determined to stop the Justified. Hit them before they hit you. This little band of heroes are going to have to travel to the farthest reaches of the universe in order to stop the Cyn and save the world. But theres a balance to the universe and theyre just about to upset it. Hard.
©2020 Drew Williams (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK
Lacy Marie Crocker's whimsical pet couture has gained a following in New Orleans' cozy Garden District, and word of mouth has traveled all the way to her favorite fashion designer, Annie Lane. Lacy is thrilled when Annie schedules a private session at her home to discuss a companion line for her evening wear, but when Lacy arrives for the appointment, she enters the kitchen to two mewling Siamese cats - and one very dead Annie. Lacy takes the kittens home to care for them until they can be properly claimed by Annie's family or friends, but after a busy day of work, she returns home to find them missing. And when Lacy learns the cats are set to inherit Annie's fortune, she begins to wonder if the killer was after the kittens all along. Now Lacy will stop at nothing to save the Siamese and find justice for Annie - if the killer doesn't sink his claws into her first. Luckily, Lacy has the help of handsome NOLA PD Homicide Detective Jack Oliver to help her catch the cat-napper before it's too late in Cat Got Your Cash, the endearing second Kitty Couture mystery from Julie Chase.
©2017 Julie Chase (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
From New York Times best-selling author Lauren DeStefano comes a haunting tale of friendship, love and the magic of childhood...and what lies beyond. It's just right for listeners of Serafina and the Black Cloak. Lionel is a wild boy who doesn't much like to be around other people. He'd rather be a purring cat or a wolf stalking the woods. Marybeth is a nice girl. She doesn't need to be told to comb her hair or brush her teeth, and she's kind to everyone at the orphanage...Lionel most of all. Different though they are, Lionel and Marybeth are best friends in a world that has forgotten about them. So when a mysterious blue spirit possesses Marybeth - and starts to take control - they know they must stop it before the real Marybeth fades away forever.
©2016 Lauren DeStefano (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
Worrying about her stepfather after a heart attack forces him to quit his job for a less stressful lifestyle, Kristy wonders if Nanny's departure, an outbreak of the flu, and the arrival of Karen and Andrew will disturb the peace.
©1995 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives - and see clearly the people we love most. "Transcendent." (The Washington Post) "Youd be hard put to find a more moving appreciation of Woolfs work." (The Wall Street Journal) Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Town & Country Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolfs modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room, and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death - a calamity that claimed her favorite person - she returned to that beloved novel as a way of wrestling with his memory and understanding her own grief. Smyths story moves between the New England of her childhood and Woolfs Cornish shores and Bloomsbury squares, exploring universal questions about family, loss, and homecoming. Through her inventive, highly personal reading of To the Lighthouse, and her artful adaptation of its groundbreaking structure, Smyth guides us toward a new vision of Woolfs most demanding and rewarding novel - and crafts an elegant reminder of literatures ability to clarify and console. Braiding memoir, literary criticism, and biography, All the Lives We Ever Lived is a wholly original debut: a love letter from a daughter to her father, and from a reader to her most cherished author. Praise for All the Lives We Ever Lived "This searching memoir pays homage to To the Lighthouse, while recounting the authors fraught relationship with her beloved father, a vibrant figure afflicted with alcoholism and cancer.... Smyths writing is evocative and incisive." (The New Yorker) "Like H Is for Hawk, Smyths book is a memoir thats not quite a memoir, using Woolf, and her obsession with Woolf, as a springboard to tell the story of her fathers vivid life and sad demise due to alcoholism and cancer.... An experiment in twenty-first century introspection that feels rooted in a modernist tradition and bracingly fresh." (Vogue) "Deeply moving - part memoir, part literary criticism, part outpouring of longing and grief.... This is a beautiful book about the wildness of mortal life, and the tenuous consolations of art." (The Times Literary Supplement) "Blending analysis of a deeply literary novel with a personal story...gently entwining observations from Woolf's classic with her own layered experience. Smyth tells us of her love for her father, his profound alcoholism and the unpredictable course of the cancer that ultimately claimed his life." (Time)
©2019 Katharine Smyth (P)2019 Random House Audio
A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld... until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus' and Hades' wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn....
©2012 Aimée Carter (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
One girl missing, one woman searching, both equally lost. Will a shared tragedy help them find their way home - even in the face of imminent danger?
Renowned archaeologist Richard Mathis is half a world away on the island of Crete when he learns his daughter, Bella, has gone missing. Within twenty minutes, hes on his way back to the States. Two days later, hes dead.
Richards young assistant, Angela Chase, is devastated by the loss of the man who had become both mentor and friend, and shes determined to find the missing girl, who seems to have made dangerous connections - and whose lonely childhood so resembles Angelas own. Born Laurel Springfield, Angela now spends her days digging up the origins of a lost civilization while struggling to keep her own past buried. But will the search for Bella expose Angelas carefully disguised identity - and will she find Bella before shes lost forever?
©2019 Six String Theory Inc. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Some Amish communities arent so cozy. Paper Roses is the electrifying new addition to the Serenitys Plain Secrets mystery/crime thriller series. While an archeological team digs up Blood Rocks sinister past, a forbidden romance begins, and Serenity races to stop a serial killer before he strikes again. When the mutilated corpse of a young Amish woman is discovered in Blood Rock, Sheriff Serenity Adams embarks on her most terrifying case yet, facing a killer unlike anything shes seen before. Law enforcement and the Amish join forces to unravel the truth and find the person terrorizing the community, and just when Serenity thinks shes solved the case, she finds out that the nightmare is far from over.
©2017 Karen Ann Hopkins (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Intelligent and outspoken, Jessica Barnes left her home back East to help her seriously ill brother run the Springwater Gazette, and arrives in town to find the family and the newspaper in upheaval. Ever efficient, and not shy with her opinions, Jessica rolls up her sleeves and takes charge. Springwater has never met a woman like her - and neither has its mayor, Gage Calloway, a frequent subject of Jessica's journalism.
©1999 Linda Lael Miller (P)2017 Recorded Books
The baby-sitters are in double trouble when the sponsor for Kristy's softball team, a diaper company, wants to re-name the team "The Davis Diapers", and overbooking on the business end of things makes the club swear in a new member.
©1995 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
The Handmaid's Tale meets Wilder Girls in this unique, voice-driven novel of a small town with sinister secrets, dangerous laws, and frightening leadership. Agnes loves her home of Red Creek - its quiet, sunny mornings, its dusty roads, and its God. There, she cares tirelessly for her younger siblings and follows the town's strict laws. What she doesn't know is that Red Creek is a cult, controlled by a madman who calls himself a prophet. Then Agnes meets Danny, an Outsider boy, and begins to question what is and isn't a sin. Her younger brother, Ezekiel, will die without the insulin she barters for once a month, even though medicine is considered outlawed. Is she a sinner for saving him? Is her sister, Beth, a sinner for dreaming of the world beyond Red Creek? As the Prophet grows more dangerous, Agnes realizes she must escape with Ezekiel and leave everyone else, including Beth, behind. But it isn't safe Outside, either: A viral pandemic is burning through the population at a terrifying rate. As Agnes ventures forth, a mysterious connection grows between her and the Virus. But in a world where faith, miracles, and cruelty have long been indistinguishable, will Agnes be able to choose between saving her family and saving the world?
©2020 Kelly McWilliams (P)2020 Hachette Audio
Back-to-school brings an exciting new challenge for Kristy. She's been selected to be a teacher for a week! Team-teaching a gym class with her arch rival, Cary Retlin, Kristy learns a few lessons she never knew she needed.
©1998 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Its a piece of cake! Amelia Bedelia + Good Friends = Superfun Stories to Read and Share The third book in a new arc in the New York Times best-selling Amelia Bedelia chapter book series featuring young Amelia Bedelia and her friends! Amelia Bedelia and her friends are studying all about the Middle Ages in school. Theyre building catapults, creating illuminated manuscripts, and visiting a medieval fair - in costume! Plus, theres a class-wide competition to see who can be the most chivalrous student. Amelia Bedelia really wants to win! But when she discovers that one of her friends is the kindest and most helpful of them all, can she somehow help her friend win the competition? A funny chapter book series about friendship, perfect for fans of Ivy + Bean and Clementine. The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies since we first met the iconic character in 1963! Includes "Two Ways to Say It", Amelia Bedelias guide to the idioms used in the story, and instructions on how to build a catapult.
©2020 Herman Parish (P)2020 HaperAudio
Pram Bellamy is special - she can talk to ghosts. She doesn't have too many friends amongst the living, but that's all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix. Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram's power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost. New York Times best-selling author Lauren DeStefano is beloved by critics and readers alike, and her middle grade debut is lyrical, evocative and not to be missed.
©2015 Lauren DeStefano (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
Best revenge on a cheating man? A dozen eggs. A stolen dog. And a night with his very best friend. After a two-year struggle to conceive ends with her husband getting another woman pregnant, Grace "Britches Get Stitches" Evans is taking out her frustrations on the roller-derby track. Full-contact violence and absolutely no cheating men? Best divorce-support group ever. With the help of her teammates, Grace is reclaiming one piece of her broken heart at a time - starting with the family dog, which she lost in the divorce. When the dognapping ends with a call to the police, the best revenge shows up at her door in the form of Officer Jason Bradley. He's hot. He loves animals. And he's her ex-husband's best friend. Then her ex does the unimaginable, threatening everything she has left as well as the new life she's started to build. Only Grace isn't the woman he kicked to the curb anymore. Derby has taught her a priceless lesson.... How to hit back.
©2019 Elicia Hyder (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
For Rosemary Reynolds, life in tiny Morning Glory, Mississippi, is just like the fabric store she runs: it seems she's always waiting around for someone else to make the first stitch. Then a dear childhood friend passes away, leaving behind a gift that sends Rosemary on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Despite her mother's protests, Rosemary heads to New York City for a stay in her cousin's trendy SoHo loft. On her first day in town, a wrong turn leads her to Little Italy...and into the arms of handsome, outgoing Sal Genovese. Sal's mother wants him to marry a longtime family friend, but to him, Rosemary is a breath of fresh country air, and he's happy to show her a good time. Soon, Rosemary is swept up in a world she thought only existed in movies. To turn a two-week fling into a forever thing, she and Sal will have to make every moment count.
©2016 Amy R. Talley (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated - a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers. Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughters sanity, Daires mother sends her to live with the grandmother shes never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are - the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker - one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead. There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But its when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she's meant to be with... or if hes allied with the enemy she's destined to destroy.
©2012 Alyson Noël, LLC (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
The fourth book in a new arc in the New York Times best-selling Amelia Bedelia chapter-book series featuring young Amelia Bedelia and her friends! This chapter book is an excellent choice for children and is terrific for building vocabulary. Amelia Bedelia plus good friends equals super fun stories to listen to and share! Amelia Bedelia and her friends learn about recycling, upcycling, and making art in this funny story about community and friendship. With Amelia Bedelia involved, there are guaranteed to be a few funny mix-ups! A funny chapter-book series about friendship, perfect for fans of Ivy + Bean and Clementine. The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies since we first met the iconic character in 1963! Come join the fun!
©2020 Herman Parish (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
From USA Today best-selling author Meg Donohue comes a mystery, a love story, and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves. Passionate and funny, radio personality Gail Gideon is a true original. Nine years ago, when Gail's husband announced that he wanted a divorce, her ensuing on-air rant propelled her local radio show into the national spotlight. Now The Gail Gideon Show is beloved by millions of single women who tune in for her advice on the power of self-reinvention. But fame comes at a price. After all, what does a woman who has staked her career on being single do when she finds herself falling in love? And is the person who is harassing her in increasingly troubling ways a misguided fan or a true danger to Gail and her daughter, Nic? Fourteen-year-old Nic has always felt that she pales in comparison to her vibrant, outgoing mother. Plagued by a fear of social situations, she is most comfortable at the stable where she spends her afternoons. But when a riding accident lands Nic in the hospital, she awakens from her coma changed. Suddenly she has no fear at all, and her disconcerting behavior lands her in one risky situation after another. And no one, least of all her mother, can guess what she will do next.
©2017 Meg Donohue Preuss (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
The second book in the Soul Seekers series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by number-one New York Times best-selling author Alyson Noël! Daire Santos just saved her grandmother's life - and her soul. But at a cost. The Richters, a dark family of sorcerers, have been let loose in the Lowerworld, and Daire and her boyfriend, Dace, must once again work together to find them before they upset the balance between good and evil, and destroy not only their small town in New Mexico, but the entire world. As Daire and Dace's relationship deepens, Daces evil brother Cade grows stronger than ever, building his power and forcing Daire to confront the horrifying prophecy that has brought them all together. One that will leave Daire no choice but to claim her true destiny as Seeker, but only by making an unthinkable sacrifice for the greater good of all.
©2012 Alyson Noël, LLC (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
A dying friend's gift delivers a chance to start over.... With Morning Glory in her rearview mirror, Eden Voorhees heads to New Orleans to pursue the dream she put on hold while caring for her disabled mother. But in the Big Easy, she finds a roach-infested apartment, a non-existent job, and a dwindling bank account. Refusing to slink home and admit defeat, she accepts a part-time caregiver position to keep her theatre dreams alive. Nick Zeringue juggles his restaurant empire with the demands of a special needs daughter. Devastated after his wife leaves him, he throws his energies into making his growing restaurants the best in the nation. When his daughter's nanny quits, he replaces her with the quiet and alluring Eden. Attraction sizzles between them, but Nick won't risk another broken heart for someone who may not stick around. Eden has a plan for her life and it doesn't include a man...at least not yet. Then her hidden identity as cabaret singer Lulu LaRue drops her (literally) into her boss's lap, making her rethink what she's always wanted. And when the chance to be on Broadway tap dances her way, Eden must decide - does she want love or fame? Fall in love with Bourbon Street, a thrilling speakeasy...and Eden's chance for happily ever after.
©2017 Liz Talley (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Morning Glory native Jess Culpepper is desperate to get out of town after divorcing the only man she's ever dated. She takes a temporary nursing job in Florida and, thanks to the bequest of her late friend, Lacy, has the funds to rent a condo right on the beach. She's not prepared to literally trip over her old high school lab partner - and definitely not prepared for how deliciously hot he is now. Ryan Reyes, once known as "The Brain," has worked hard to become more than the skinny nerd that jocks bullied and girls politely tolerated. At twenty-six, he has retired from science to run a charter fishing business in Pensacola and spend his leisure time catching up on the debauchery he missed. But when the unattainable girl of his teenage fantasies moves in down the beach, old feelings come flooding back. Their scorching attraction soon leads them into bed - but what starts as no-strings-attached fun is complicated by a return to Morning Glory and the shadows of their shared past. Can the head cheerleader and the geek redefine themselves and forge ahead to find their happily ever after?
©2016 Amy R. Talley. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A powerful and haunting debut novel about friendship, acceptance, and learning to let go as the balance between the living and the dead is upended, perfect for fans of We Were Liars. It's been more than 50 years since a tornado tore through a drive-in movie theater in tiny Mercer, Illinois, leaving dozens of teens - a whole generation of Mercerites - dead in its wake. So when another tornado touches down in the exact same spot on the anniversary of this small-town tragedy, the town is shaken. For Brenna Ortiz, Joshua Calloway, and Callie Keller, the apprehension is more than just a feeling. Though they seem to share nothing more than a struggle to belong, the teens' paths continue to intersect, bringing them together when they least expect it, and perhaps, when they need it most. Both the living and the dead have secrets and unresolved problems, but they may be able to find peace and move forward - if only they work together. A beautifully told, haunting yet hopeful novel about pushing past the pain, facing the world, and finding yourself. Praise for We Speak in Storms: "A hauntingly atmospheric coming-of-age story...with fully realized characters, an empowering message, and a highly satisfying conclusion." (SLJ) "A lingering, quietly paced story about the echoes of trauma and the persistence of hope." (Booklist) "This suspenseful novel...immediately grabs the reader's attention.... [Readers] will be eager to find out what happens next." (SLC)
©2019 Natalie Lund (P)2019 Listening Library