One of the most enduring love stories of all time. Cyrano de Bergerac is the Platonic ideal of the fearless warrior who is paralyzed by romantic yearning. Confident in battle, but relentlessly self-doubting in love, Cyrano is unable to express his devotion to the beautiful Roxane. And when she falls in love with a handsome young cadet named Christian, Cyrano seizes the opportunity to use Christian as a proxy for his own unrequited feelings. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording featuring: Caroline Aaron as Lise/Mother Marguerite Hugo Armstrong as Le Bret Kalen Harriman as Foodseller/Others Gregory Itzin as Comte De Guiche Hamish Linklater as Cyrano Anna Mathias as Duenna/Others Morgan Ritchie as Valvert/Bellerose/Others Jason Ritter as Christian André Sogliuzzo as Ragueneau/Ligniere/Others Devon Sorvari as Roxane Matthew Wolf as Cuigy/Others Original music composed by Mark Holden. Includes a conversation with Sue Lloyd, author of The Man Who Was Cyrano: A Life of Edmond Rostand. Directed and adapted for radio by Barry Creyton. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in December of 2014.
Public Domain (P)2014 L.A Theatre Works
Im the only one to have walked the cobblestones of the Most High. Im the only one to have seduced a woman and made her walk away from everything she loved and cherished. Im the only one who can convinced a person steadfast in their faith, to throw it all away for riches beyond their wildest dreams. My lust for power is unquenchable, and I will use every trick at my disposal to gain an advantage. Even if it means destroying a church leader and his family with delectable treats full of envy, pride, greed, and lust.
©2020 Steven Darrell Bates (P)2021 Steven Darrell Bates
How do you defy destiny? Helen Hamilton has spent her entire 16 years trying to hide how different she is - no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood... and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history. As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together - and trying to tear them apart.
©2011 Josephine Angelini (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She doesn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at that summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctor and judge figure out that she isn't a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year - those college applications aren't going to write themselves. But until then, she's determined to win over the staff and earn some privileges so that she doesn't lose her mind to boredom. Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage, and she's the perfect project to keep Hannah's focus off all she is missing at home. But Lucy may be the one person who can get Hannah to confront the secrets she's avoiding - and the dangerous games that landed her in confinement in the first place.
©2019 Alyssa Sheinmel (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Charlaine Harris' popular Southern Vampire mysteries have been described by Publishers Weekly as "humorous Southern-fried fantasy" with a little bit of romance. In the follow up to Dead Until Dark, telepathic friend of the undead (and vampire bar cocktail waitress) Sookie Stackhouse puts her newfound powers to the test. After an unfortunate incident, Sookie finds herself beholden to a group of Louisiana vampires. So she agrees to travel to Dallas with her undead boyfriend Bill and track down a missing vamp, but only if the vampires promise to let local humans go unharmed. That seems easier said than done when an upstart religious cult threatens to destroy all things vampire - including Sookie, who is quickly scheduled for sacrifice.
©2002 Charlaine Harris (P)2008 Recorded Books
Le seul plaisir de la vie d'Odette Toulemonde est la lecture des romans de l'écrivain Balthazar Balsan. La rencontre entre les deux personnages va bouleverser la vie de l'un et donner un souffle nouveau à celle de l'autre. Odette Toulemonde et autres histoires a été publié en 2006 et adapté au cinéma en 2007 par son auteur, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt.
©2006 Albin Michel (P)2008 Éditions Thélème
Everything happens for a reason. At least thats what everyone keeps telling Liam Cooper after his older brother, Ethan, is killed suddenly in a hit-and-run. Feeling more alone and isolated than ever, Liam has to not only learn to face the world without one of the people he loved the most, but also face the fading relationships of his two best friends in the process. Soon, Liam finds themself spending time with Ethan's best friend, Marcus, who might just be the only person that seems to know exactly what they're going through - for better and for worse. The Ghosts We Keep is an achingly honest portrayal of grief. But it is also about why we live. Why we have to keep moving on and why we should.
©2021 Mason Deaver. (P)2021 Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved.
Whats a reluctant viscount to do when the woman he cant have becomes the woman he cant live without?
©2020 Tracy Sumner (P)2020 Tracy Sumner
The main character in this short story is Gabriel Conroy and the entire short story takes place during his attendance at a holiday party, annually thrown by his aunts. Near the end of the party Gabriel sees his wife, Gretta, in a new and expanded way at the same moment when she is reminiscing on a song being sung at the party. Listen as James Joyce weaves harsh realities back into this story, as is characteristic with other stories in this series, "Dubliners".
©2018 James Joyce (P)2018 AB Books
The sixth book in the thrilling, action-packed, New York Times best-selling I Am Number Four series. For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. If the Garde can't find a way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Lorien: annihilation. There is still hope. When the Elders sent the Garde to Earth, they had a plan - one the Garde are finally starting to understand. In the climax of The Revenge of Seven, a group of the Garde traveled to an ancient pyramid in Mexico known to their people as the Sanctuary. There they awoke a power that had been hidden within our planet for generations. Now this power can save the world...or destroy it. It will all depend on who wields it.
©2015 Pittacus Lore (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
In the second installment of Maria DiRico's new Catering Hall Mystery series, Mia Carina is back in the borough of Queens, in charge of the family catering hall Belle View Banquet Manor, and keeping her nonna company. But some events - like murder at a shower - are not the kind you can schedule.... Mia's newly pregnant friend Nicole plans to hold a shower at Belle View - but Nicole also has to attend one that her competitive (and mysteriously rich) stepmother, Tina, is throwing at the fanciest place in Queens. It's a good chance for Mia to snoop on a competitor, especially since doing a search for "how to run a catering hall" can get you only so far. Mia tags along at the lavish party, but the ambience suffers at Nicole's Belle View shower when a fight breaks out - and then, oddly, a long-missing and valuable stolen painting is unwrapped by the mom-to-be. Tina is clearly shocked to see it. But not as shocked as Mia is when, soon afterward, she spots the lifeless body of a party guest floating in the marina....
©2021 Ellen Byron (P)2021 Tantor
This program also contains seven bonus radio transmissions from Pittacus Lore! Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others.... I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others - including John. But so are they. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They caught me in New York - but I escaped. I am Number Six. They want to finish what they started. But they'll have to fight us first.
©2012 Pittacus Lore (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth about our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy. We never imagined the Mogadorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them. I've spent my entire life hiding from them, and they've stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We're going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. Number Three in Kenya. And Number Eight in Florida. They killed them all. I am Number Seven. I will make them pay.
©2014 Pittacus Lore (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers
Letting go is not a process that comes naturally to us. In a world that teaches us to cling to what we love at all costs, there is an undeniable art to moving on - and it's one that we are constantly relearning. In this series of honest and poignant essays, Heidi Priebe explores the harsh reality of what it means to let go of the people and situations we love most - often before we are ready to - and how to embrace what comes next.
©2016 The Thought & Expression Co. (P)2019 Tantor
The shattering conclusion to Bree Bartons Heart of Thorns trilogy challenges why we grieve, whom we love - and how to mend a broken heart. This fiercely feminist YA series is a must-listen for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor! Prince Quin has returned to the river kingdom, ready to spearhead a rebellion and reclaim the throne. He vows to destroy Mia, Pilar, and Angelyne if they oppose him - even if he must use his newfound magic to set the world aflame. Across the four kingdoms, the elements have been tipped askew. Volcanoes erupt, glaciers collapse, and cities sink into the western sands. After losing Angie, Mia and Pilar journey to the glass kingdom to seek help, though soon their fragile bonds of sisterhood begin to fray. Mias sensations are creeping back, and with them, a searing grief. Pilar, terrified of being broken, once again seeks comfort in her fists. But when they hear rumors of a misty island that promises to erase all pain, they suddenly find themselves with an answer - if they are willing to pay the cost. 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.
©2021 Bree Barton (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
You know we're out there, living among you. You know we're waiting for our day to come. You have seen the power of our legacies. You know this is why they hunt us. You may think you know our stories. You are wrong. We each have our own story. We know the time has come to share them with you. Our legacies are your only hope.
©2012 Pittacus Lore (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
I'm not Goth to hide my Drow heritage, I'm Goth because I'm not a quitter. My name is Cheyenne Summerlin, remember that name. Somebody should... The world can't know I'm a Drow halfling. Not yet. I barely have these powers under my control, but time's up. I'm about to take magic for a test drive. Want to come along? The black ops government group believe they can run my life... But I have plans of my own. Watch out magical evil doers - I'm about to crash your party. But will my training be enough?
©2020 Martha Carr and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Tantor
Siblings Bert, Willet, and Pansy know better than to go swimming at the old rock quarry. According to their father, it's the Devil's place, a place that's been cursed and forgotten. But Mississippi Delta summer days are scorching hot, and they can't resist cooling off in the dark, bottomless water - until the day six-year-old Pansy vanishes...not drowned, not lost, simply gone. When their father disappears as well, Bert and Willet leave their childhoods behind to try and hold their broken family together. Years pass with no sign, no hope of ever finding Pansy alive, and as surely as their mother died of a broken heart, Bert and Willet can't move on. So when clues surface drawing them to the remote tip of Florida, they drop everything and drive south. Deep in the murky depths of the Florida Everglades, they may find the answer to Pansy's mysterious disappearance...but truth, like the past, is sometimes better left where it lies.
©2018 Tiffany Quay Tyson (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
After her philandering husband's boat went down, newly single Mia Carina went back to Astoria, the bustling Queens neighborhood of her youth. Living with her nonna and her oversized cat, Doorstop, she's got a whole new life - including some amateur sleuthing... Mia is starting work at Belle View, her father's catering hall, a popular spot for weddings, office parties, and more - despite the planes that occasionally roar overhead on their way to LaGuardia and rattle the crystal chandelier. Soon she's planning a bachelor party for a less-than-gentlemanly groom. But it goes awry when the gigantic cake is wheeled in and a deadly surprise is revealed... Since some of her family's associates are on the shady side, the NYPD wastes no time in casting suspicion on Mia's father. Now, Mia's going to have to use all her street smarts to keep him out of Rikers Island...
©2020 Ellen Byron (P)2020 Tantor
Mira needs to get home for the holidays - badly. But when an incoming blizzard results in a canceled layover, it looks like she might get stuck at the Philadelphia airport indefinitely. And then Harper, Mira's glamorous seatmate from her initial flight, comes to the rescue. Harper and her three friends are renting a car, and they can drop Mira off on the way home. But as their trip begins, Mira discovers her fellow travelers aren't friends like she thought - they're total strangers. And every one of them seems to be hiding something dangerous. Soon, Mira is in a panic. The roads have gone from slippery to terrifying. People's belongings are mysteriously disappearing. Someone in the car is clearly lying...and Mira begins to suspect that one of them is sabotaging the trip. If she wants to make it home alive, she'll need to uncover the truth about these strangers before this nightmare drive turns fatal.
©2020 Natalie D. Richards (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Just when I thought I'd finally gotten my life back on track, the unexpected happens. It's the annual Night Festival in Hollow Cove, a paranormal festival extravaganza that lasts for five nights and features a multitude of powerful faces in our paranormal circles. There's only one little problem. Someone ends up dead. And I'm the one accused of murder. As my life spirals down the crapper once again, things between me and Marcus are even more confusing than ever before - hot - but ridiculously confusing. And to add to my wondrous good fortune - something or someone is trying to kill me. So, what is a witch do to? Find the culprit and clear my name, that's what.
©2020 Kim Richardson (P)2021 Tantor
Lauren and Zoe sign up for an advanced latte-art class. What they didn't bargain on was...murder! Cat-cafe owner Lauren Crenshaw and her cousin Zoe attend their first advanced latte-art class, excited to learn intricate designs. But when their world-famous instructor is murdered, they decide to investigate! Annie, Lauren's gorgeous Norwegian Forest cat, helps in the sleuthing department as well. Zoe is also busy crocheting a coffee cozy to sell online, and Lauren continues to knit her never-ending scarf. While Lauren's romance with Mitch, the police detective, blossoms, Zoe despairs of meeting "the right guy". But when Annie finds a clue in the cafe, everything is put on hold while the trio investigates the murder. Who is the killer? One of the other students? The barista's business partner? Or a mysterious vagrant that one of the students claim they saw?
©2019 Jinty James (P)2020 Tantor
In her small town, dubbed Dullsville, 16-year-old Ravena vampire-crazed goth-girlis an outcast. But not for long. The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy peopleespecially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexanders loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth. Ellen Schreibers spooky and stirring romance tells the story of two outsiders who fall in love in a town where conformity reigns, and ends with a shocking surprise.
©2003 Ellen Schreiber (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
Cheyenne's passed her Drow Trials, but there's one more step to claim her legacy. The secret contained in the heart of Ambar'ogúl and a coin placed on the Crown's altar. But not without her father's help. Will L'zar Verdys risk everything for the daughter he just met and the throne he never wanted? Cheyenne will have to take a trip to the other side to see the destruction in L'zar's world to learn more about him and the rebellion. L'zar's rebels are ready to fight to stop the coming war and the creeping blight, and they need Cheyenne to join them. Will her halfling blood be the edge they need? It's a race to the finish against an entire royal army. What will be Cheyenne's destiny? Become the Drow Ruler and fulfill the legacy her father left behind, or death?
©2020 Martha Carr and Michael Anderle (P)2021 Tantor
This captivating second book in Bree Bartons Heart of Thorns trilogy deftly explores the effects of power in a dark magical kingdom - and the fierce courage it takes to claim your body as your own. This feminist teen fantasy is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo. Mia Rose is back from the dead. Her memories are hazy, her body numb - but she wont stop searching. Her only hope to save the boy she loves and the sister who destroyed her is to find the mother she can never forgive. After her mothers betrayal, Pilar is on a hunt of her own - to seek out the only person who can exact revenge. All goes according to plan until she collides with Prince Quin, the boy whose sister she killed. As Mia, Pilar, and Quin forge dangerous new alliances, they are bewitched by the snow kingdoms promise of freedom...but nothing is as it seems under the kingdoms glimmering ice.
©2019 Bree Barton (P)2019 HarperAudio
Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions...like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl. As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people at 30,000 feet, and they don't even realize she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers' lives - and her own - for the better.
©2012 Listening Library; 2012 A. S. King
The best-selling author of The Simple Wild and Keep Her Safe and master of steamy romance (Kirkus Reviews) delivers a sizzling novel about an ambitious and high-powered executive who reconnects with her first love: the boy who broke her heart. Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway. On the one hand, shes a 29-year-old VP at her dads multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, shes considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus, shes stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé - a fellow VP - on the other side of her glass office wall every day. Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller - the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group Industries, and coincidentally the first love of her life. The guy she hasnt seen or heard from since they were summer camp counselors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesnt even remember her name. Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is not only alive but stronger than ever, and crippling her concentration. Whats more, despite Kyles distant attitude, shes convinced their reunion isnt at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And shes determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences.
©2019 K.A. Tucker (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio
A cat cafe. A gorgeous Norwegian Forest Cat. And a party that goes horribly wrong... Cat cafe owner, Lauren Crenshaw, with Annie, her Norwegian Forest Cat, and Zoe, Lauren's cousin, are catering the anniversary party at the local senior center in Gold Leaf Valley, when the greedy new landlord is killed in a hit and run. Was it an accident-or murder? Lauren, Annie, and Zoe aren't the only ones investigating. Their new friend Martha, a regular at the center, loves writing down tidbits of gossip. Has she inadvertently written down who the murderer is? Annie has also been busy, rescuing a kitten. Ed, who creates the legendary pastries for the cafe, volunteers to look after the little stray. Zoe is tired of string-art and decides to try bead jewelry. Then Lauren's boyfriend Mitch tries to set up Zoe with his friend. But when she discovers who it is...
©2019 Jinty James (P)2020 Tantor
Mayhem goes a long way toward answering questions that still linger about the notorious Boston Marathon bombing, such as: Where were the bombs made? And what had been Tamerlan Tsarnaev's relationship to the FBI? This engaging narrative casts a spotlight on the US government's relationship with the older Tsarnaev brother as his younger brother, Dzhokhar, continues his efforts to have his death sentence commuted. The federal government may be forced to confirm a longstanding relationship with Tamerlan and its decision to shield him from investigation for the Sept. 11, 2011, ISIS-style triple murder of three friends. As they infamously did with Whitey Bulger, federal agents appear to have protected Tamerlan because of his value as a paid informant. Mayhem is a substantially revised and updated edition of Michele R. McPhee's earlier book about the bombing, Maximum Harm. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Michele R. McPhee (P)2020 Steerforth
A cat cafe. Murder. Who is the killer? Lauren Crenshaw and her Norwegian Forest Cat Annie run their own certified cat cafe in the picturesque small town of Gold Leaf Valley, Northern California. Lauren's fun cousin Zoe helps out as well. Lauren, Annie, and Zoe are shocked when one of their favorite customers is poisoned. Steve came into the cafe nearly every day - but who wanted him dead? The trio find themselves suspecting their customers - even elderly Mrs. Finch, whom Lauren thinks of as a substitute grandmother, doesn't escape their scrutiny. The new (and attractive!) police detective warns them off the case. But Annie, the Norwegian Forest Cat, seems to have a nose for sniffing out trouble. Can Lauren, Annie, and Zoe catch the killer before the killer catches them?
©2018 Jinty James (P)2020 Tantor
Pippi Longstocking meets Heidi meets Anne Shirley in this tale of an irrepressible girl in a mountain village who navigates unexpected changes with warmth and humor.
Speed and self-confidence, thats Astrids motto. Nicknamed the little thunderbolt, she loves to spend her days racing down the hillside on her sled, singing loudly as she goes, and visiting Gunnvald, her grumpy, septuagenarian best friend and godfather, who makes hot chocolate from real chocolate bars. She just wishes there were other children to share her hair-raising adventures with. But Astrids world is about to be turned upside down by two startling arrivals to the village of Glimmerdal: first a new family, then a mysterious, towering woman who everyone seems to know but Astrid. It turns out that Gunnvald has been keeping a big secret from his goddaughter, one that will test their friendship to its limits. Astrid is not too happy about some of these upheavals in Glimmerdal - but, luckily, she has a plan to set things right.
©2009 Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. English-language translation © 2017 by Guy Puzey.
Internationally best-selling author Josephine Angelini concludes her action-packed Starcrossed trilogy with Goddess - a romantically charged book that Newsday raved was a "clever reworking of Greek mythology". After Helen Hamilton accidentally unleashes the violent gods from their captivity on Olympus, she and her friends must imprison them before their thirst for war - and blood - take over the world. But the gods' fury already has a body count, and time is running out. With Lucas Delos' life hanging in the balance, and their once-solid group of friends now divided, Helen must face this battle alone, while also deciding who has her heart - Lucas, or the possible Tyrant, Orion. With a masterfully woven plot and epically high stakes, the compelling twists and turns in Goddess will leave listeners completely spellbound.
©2013 Josephine Angelini (P)2021 Tantor
Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared - for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; and for death in the theater. Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it's easy to say yes. But it's hard not to be distracted when there's a death at the theater - and then another - especially when Zara doesn't know if they're accidents, or murder, or a curse that always comes in threes. It's hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. It's hard not to fall in love. In heart-achingly beautiful prose, Amy Rose Capetta has spun a mystery and a love story into an impossible, inevitable whole - and cast lantern light on two girls, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy.
©2017 Amy Rose Capetta, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Cheyenne is at the crossroads. Who will sit on the Drow throne? The blight is still ravaging Ambar'ogúl and spilling through the Border portals into Earth. It's hard enough to discover the secrets in her father's world that will force the Crown to step down. Now Cheyenne has to battle the darkness on both sides of the Border and keep her old life running like normal. With a traitor in the FRoE and war machines tearing through Virginia, who can the halfling trust? Who will get a chance for redemption? Two different worlds are counting on the Goth Drow. What will it take to save them both?
©2020 Martha Carr and Michael Anderle (P)2021 Tantor
Sorrow can be seductive - but can hope triumph over heartbreak? A dark and searing novel from the New York Times best-selling author of In Five Years. Caggie never wanted to be a hero, but some things are decided for us. Growing up among Manhattans social elite, Caggie always had everything a girl could want, including a storied last name. But after saving a girl from the brink of suicide, Caggie becomes infamous, and now all she wants is to be left alone. After all, shes still reeling from the recent death of her younger sister, the subsequent destruction of her relationship with high school boyfriend, Trevor, and the way in which her family has since fallen apart. So when mysterious Astor appears on the Upper East Side, he just might be the rescue she needs. But what is he hiding? As life as she knew it begins to unravel, Caggie realizes Astors past may be as dark as her own. And in a world in which shes been branded a hero, Caggie will soon discover that no one can rescue you...not until you save yourself.
©2014 Rebecca Serle. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
What makes some people continue to eat when they are not hungry? Why are they unable to stick to a diet despite warnings from doctors and their own understanding of health and nutrition? Most people are familiar with the concept of alcoholism and drug addiction, but the idea that certain foods and quantities of foods can be addictive is only slowly gaining acceptance. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is for anyone who wants to learn more about food addiction and the solution offered by Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA). The audiobook includes an explanation of food addiction, a history of FA, and 30 personal stories of members who tried countless solutions to address their problems with food and found a long-term answer in FA.
©2020 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (P)2020 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
A gorgeous Norwegian Forest Cat, a cat cafe, a food critic, and...murder! The small town of Gold Leaf Valley is aflutter with a food critic's arrival. His online column has made him famous in this part of Northern California, but not everyone is pleased he's in town. When cafe owners Lauren Crenshaw and Annie, her silver-gray tabby, stumble across his body, what should they do? Investigate the crime themselves? Or...leave it to the police? Is Lauren under suspicion for delivering pastries to the dead man's motel room? Or did his intern bump him off in order to gain a promotion? Lauren's cousin Zoe is keen to help investigate the crime. But are there too many red herrings in this case to uncover the truth? Zoe is also busy turning knitting club into knitting/crochet club and teasing Lauren about her budding romance with attractive Detective Mitch Denman. Can the trio uncover the truth about the food critic's death - before the killer strikes again?
©2019 Jinty James (P)2020 Tantor
A closed room in her newest fixer-upper leads Indiana house-flipper Jazzi Zanders to reopen a chilling cold case involving a high school girl... Jazzi, her cousin Jerod, and her husband Ansel are preparing to renovate a charming house that reminds her of an English manor. Before purchasing it, they had inspected the house for structural issues, but now when they do a more thorough walk-through, they discover a teenage girl's bedroom that clearly hasn't been touched in years. Dust covers the pink canopy bed, clothes still hang in the closet, and a hope chest remains full of journals and memorabilia. They've stumbled on a shrine to a dead girl. They learn Jessica was killed in the middle of her high school graduation party. The murderer was never identified, but the brother-in-law of Jazzis friend, who went to school with Jessica, was suspected and never lived it down. He implores Jazzi to review the cold case and finally prove him innocent. Now its up to the house-flipper to nail a killer who will do anything to close the door on the past...
©2020 Judi Lynn (P)2020 Vibrance Press
Summer break is over, and Raven is hardly eager to be returning to Dullsville High. Not only does school mean daily interaction with preppy pest Trevor Mitchell, but her sleep-filled days and romantic nights with her immortal boyfriend, Alexander, must come to an end. Plus the shock of morning classes isn't the only change in store. An unexpected letter turns up at Alexander's mansion, announcing his parents will be coming to town. And once they arrive, just about everyone has had a sighting of the macabre couple except Raven. What could be delaying Alexander from introducing Raven to them? Could Alexander be hiding something about his parents' homecoming? When Raven is finally invited to the most thrilling dinner party of her life, the next turn of events could transform her entire future with Alexander. The sixth book in Ellen Schreiber's best-selling Vampire Kisses series takes an unusual twist in the continuing romance of Raven and Alexander.
©2009 Ellen Schreiber (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
Have you ever been caught between two identities? Cheyenne's come face-to-face with her jailbird Drow dad. She has to come to terms with the whole picture of her family. Mom was a political operative, and Dad likes to plot anarchy. Can L'zar Verdys help her reach her true potential from inside a Chateau D'rahl cell? Cheyenne's Goth-grad-student world and her magical role as a badass Drow halfling is blurring. Family history can be the hardest kind to bear. The rebellion she's battling was started by L'zar and has become an endless O'gúl war that has fallen to her to end. Can you walk away from family? Not if you're Cheyenne Summerling. Her mother didn't raise a quitter. Are these new discoveries enough to help her complete her trials? Will she master her powerful new abilities in time to save the people she loves?
©2020 Martha Carr and Michael Anderle (P)2021 Tantor
What is the smartest, most celebrated game show of all time? In this insider's guide, discover the rich history of Jeopardy! - the beloved game show that has shaped our culture and entertained audiences for years. Jeopardy! is a lot of things: record-setting game show, beloved family tradition, and proving ground for many of North America's best and brightest. Nearly four decades into its current edition, Jeopardy! now finds itself facing unprecedented change. This is the chronicle of how the show became a cross-generational touchstone and where it's going next. Answers in the Form of Questions dives deep behind the scenes, with longtime host Alex Trebek talking about his life and legacy and the show's producers and writers explaining how they put together the nightly game. Listeners will travel to bar trivia showdowns with the show's biggest winners and training sessions with trivia whizzes prepping for their shot onstage. And they'll discover new tales of the show's most notable moments - like the time the Clue Crew almost slid off a glacier - and learn how celebrity cameos and Saturday Night Live spoofs built a television mainstay. Answers in the Form of Questions looks to the past - and the future - to explain what Jeopardy! really is: a tradition unlike any other.
©2020 Claire McNear and Ken Jennings (P)2020 Twelve
Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she's cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel. In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel's charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where she waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he's stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer - never before seen in public - might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel. To uncover the writer's puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell . . . discovering that most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.
©2019 Jenn Bennett (P)2019 Tantor
Among the greats of 20th-century horror and fantasy, few names stand above Richard Matheson. Though known by many for novels like I Am Legend and his 16 Twilight Zone episodes, Matheson truly shines in his chilling, masterful short stories. Since his first story appeared in 1950, virtually every major writer of science fiction and fantasy has fallen under his influence, including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, and Joe Hill, as well as filmmakers like Stephen Spielberg and J. J. Abrams. Matheson revolutionized horror by taking it out of Gothic castles and strange cosmos and into the darkened streets and suburbs we recognize as our own. He infused tales of the fantastic and supernormal with dark explorations of human nature, delving deep into the universal dread of feeling alone and threatened in a dangerous world. The Best of Richard Matheson brings together his greatest hits as chosen by Victor LaValle, an expert on horror fiction and one of its brightest talents, marking the first major overview of Matheson's legendary career. Narrated by Robertson Dean, Donald Corren, Peter Berkrot, Paul Michael Garcia, Hillary Huber, Traber Burns, Scott Brick, Devon Sorvari, and Kevin Kenerly.
©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face... In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real - and she could prove it. That belief got Becca killed. It's been nearly 30 years, but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night - that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real. She's done her best to put that fateful summer, Becca, and the Red Lady, behind her. Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail, a necklace Heather hasn't seen since the night Becca died. The night Heather killed her. Now, someone else knows what she did...and they're determined to make Heather pay.
©2019 Damien Angelica Walters (P)2020 Tantor
An American classic adapted for the stage, starring Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Robinson and Matthew Rhys as Benjamin Braddock. A fresh-faced college grad returns home, diploma in hand, to seek an answer to that age old question: Now what? Lacking any clear career path, he falls prey to the original cougar, the predatory Mrs. Robinson, wife of his father's business partner. But its Mrs. Robinsons daughter who captures his heart. Includes and interview with the star of The Graduate, screen legend Kathleen Turner. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Robinson; Matthew Rhys as Benjamin Braddock; Bruce Davison as Mr. Braddock; John Getz as Mr. Robinson; Jamison Jones as Hotel Clerk and others; Devon Sorvari as Elaine Robinson; Linda Purl as Mrs. Braddock and others. Adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. Directed by John Rubinstein. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in December 2010.
©2011 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works
For goth-girl Raven, dating her dream boyfriend is complicated, especially because Alexanders secret means that they can see each other only at night. And now the pair must be extra wary in the dark with Alexanders archrival, Jagger, appearing around town. As if Jagger isnt enough cause for worry, Luna, his strikingly pale sister, has also surfaced and seems to have her sights set on Ravens longtime nemesis, Trevor. Together, Raven and Alexander must begin a terrifying search for Jagger and Lunas hideout to drive them awaythat is, if its not already too late to save Dullsville from becoming Vampireville. In the latest installment of her popular Vampire Kisses books, Ellen Schreiber continues the startling story of two teen outsidersshe from the mortal world and he from the Underworldwho share a thrilling, extraordinary romance.
©2006 Ellen Schreiber (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
High summer in River Bluffs, Indiana, is always sweltering and sweet. But the heat is really on when a decidedly dead body turns up in the neighborhood. When established house flippers Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod donate a weeks worth of remodeling work to Jazzis sister Olivia, theyre expecting nothing more than back-breaking roofing work and cold beers at the end of each long, hot day. With Jazzis live-in boyfriend and partner Ansel on the team, it promises to be a quick break before starting their next big project - until Leo, an elderly neighbor of Olivias, unexpectedly goes missing.... When the friendly seniors dog tugs Jazzi and the guys toward the wetlands beyond Olivias neighborhood, they stumble across a decomposing corpse - and a lot of questions. With Jazzis pal Detective Gaff along to investigate, Jazzi finds her hands full of a whole new mystery instead of the usual hammer and nails. And this time it will take some sophisticated sleuthing to track down the culprit of the deadly crime - before the killer turns on her next....
©2019 Judi Lynn (P)2019 Vibrance Press
Even in a lovely town like River Bluffs, Indiana, flipping houses can be a challenge. Especially when theres the proverbial skeleton in the closet - and a literal corpse in the driveway.... House-flipper Jazzi Zanders has her work cut out for her. Her latest flip, which she co-purchased with her fiancée Ansel and cousin Jerod, is a three-story fixer-upper thats more of a droopy-downer. One corner of the house is sinking and needs to be jacked up with a new cement foundation. That costs money. And causes headaches. And creates a work environment thats not only hostile, its downright deadly.... Jazzi knows its a tough job. Which is why she hired Darby to lay the cement. But when Darby gets into a fiery argument with the furnace man - and then never shows up to lay gravel for the driveway - Jazzi starts to wonder if the rumors about Darby are true. Did he kill his wife and son and bury them in the yard like some folks claim? When Darbys dead body comes pouring out of a gravel truck, murder upstages the real estate market as her biggest concern....
©2019 Judi Lynn (P)2019 Vibrance Press
Are you ready for your next magical adventure? Okay, so I'm in trouble. Big trouble. I'm broke. Worse, my boyfriend of five years just dumped me. What do I do? I move in with my three eccentric aunts in their family home, Davenport House. Sounds exciting, only this massive farmhouse likes to eat men. If I were a regular human, I would have run out screaming like a banshee. As a witch - I do absolutely nothing. Hey, maybe they deserved it? I'm back in Hollow Cove, the flamboyant paranormal community, where nymphs, werewolves, trolls, shifters, witches, and other paranormals live comfortable lives away from prying human eyes. As I settle into my new life, I decide to accept my aunts' proposal and join the family business - the business of protecting our town and killing anything that would want to harm it. But I've been away from the paranormal world for quite some time, and my magical abilities are a little bit rusty. Heck, they're practically invisible. Things soon spiral down the crapper when people in our community start dropping like flies. And when demons start showing up in Hollow Cove, it's up to me to take care of them. Permanently. This is going to be awesome. I just know it.
©2020 Kim Richardson (P)2021 Tantor
1993. In this rollicking take on modern diplomacy, a Norwegian social scientist and his diplomat wife are determined to try a new tactic to break the long-standing deadlock of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. A secret back channel in Norway leads to unexpected breakthroughs as negotiators find common ground. When the political becomes personal, relationships are forged that offer a chance to alter the course of history. Includes a conversation about the Oslo Accords with Steven Spiegel, director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA. Lead funding for Oslo is generously provided by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in April 2019. Directed by Brian Kite Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Anthony Azizi as Ahmed Qurie (Abu Ala) Josh Bitton as Uri Savir and others Edita Brychta as Marianne Heiberg, Toril Grandal, Swedish Hostess, German Wife J. D. Cullum as Terje Rød-Larsen Matthew Floyd Miller as Johan Jorgen Holst, Joel Singer Darren Richardson as Jan Egeland, Ron Pundak, Trond Gunderson André Sogliuzzo as Yossi Beilin, Finn Grandal, Thor Bjornevog, American Diplomat, German Husband Devon Sorvari as Mona Juul Michel Wakim as Hassan Asfour and others Kevin Weisman as Yair Hirschfeld, Shimon Peres Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist, Brian Wallace. Production Manager, Daniel Trostler. Editor, Julian Nicholson.
©2019 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2019 L.A. Theatre Works
Deep in the Adirondack Mountains lies a speck of a town called Rangeley. There isn't much to this tiny town, but it is at the crossroads of serene fishing streams off the Mink River, pristine hunting grounds in the surrounding mountains, and vast estates of the extremely rich. It is also the gateway to the Mohawk Club, which houses the Lost Boys, an exclusive group of wealthy and powerful men with global influence and a taste for depravity. Raised wild and poor in the shadows of the Mohawk Club, Evie Quimby was a teenager when she first fell victim to the Lost Boys. Seventeen years later, she is now a world-renowned art restorer famous for repairing even the most broken statues. After spending half her life in Paris, establishing her reputation and raising her daughter, Chloe, Evie has come a long way from the girl who left Rangeley behind. But when Chloe receives a visit from an elegant stranger who claims to be an old friend of her mother's, the ghosts of Evie's past return in full force, pulling her back to the North Country of her girlhood and into the tangled, intricate web of the Lost Boys. Evie bands together with her formidable mother and an embattled heiress, both victims of the Lost Boys, in pursuit of an unusual and heart-stopping vengeance.
©2020 Dirk Wittenborn (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
If one touch can infect...then a kiss is deadly. All Ruby Behl wants for her 17th birthday is a good career path match, and to kiss her best friend and longtime crush, Wesley Fairchild. Unfortunately, the simplicity of teenage wishes evaporated a decade ago when the Tercera virus nearly wiped out the human race. Transmitted through touch, the slightest contact is prohibited in the safe haven community of Port Gibson. An innocent game of Spin the Bottle, a rite of passage for Port Gibson's teens, provides the opportunity Ruby's been waiting for, but when Wesley winds up Marked, Ruby realizes her first kiss may also be her last. Ruby races the viral clock to uncover long buried secrets about her dead parents, and her once cloudy future becomes clear. She's the key to finding the cure, but is she willing to pay the price?
©2018 Bridget E. Baker (P)2019 Tantor
Theres a new vampire in town. His name is Valentine Maxwell. Goth-girl Raven knows this latest intruder can only mean troublehes the younger sibling of two vampires she fought to drive out of Dullsville. But when her brother, Billy, befriends this dangerous tween night prowler, the stakes are suddenly higher. Though torn by the excitement of every teen girls fantasyattending the prom with her boyfriendRaven must do everything she can to protect Billy. Valentines appearance may pose even further threats. Could he somehow know Ravens innermost feelings about becoming immortal for her true love, Alexander? The far-from-ordinary romance of these two teen outsiders takes another surprise-filled spin in the fourth book of Ellen Schereibers applauded Vampire Kisses series.
©2007 Ellen Schreiber (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
No matter what happens...the end is near. Seventeen-year-old Ruby Behl never expected to be thrust into a position of power. But so much has changed in the past few months, she's prepared to accept the responsibility. Her best friend Wesley was Marked with the Tercera virus. Her boyfriend, Sam, was shot to death. She found her father's journal with the key to a cure. But the leaders of the port cities have assembled with a threat of their own: to Cleanse the world of the remaining Marked. When a vicious attack accelerates the virus, Ruby and her friends have less than a week to find the cure, prevent the Cleanse, and rescue her aunt from execution. Ruby is convinced her father's old partner stole the antidote, but she has no clue to his identity. Torn between saving her family or hundreds of thousands of Marked, she must figure out who he is and find him before time runs out - for everyone.
©2018 Bridget E. Baker (P)2019 Tantor
Aila Quinn's mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery. Vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila's reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother, Miles, are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town with mysteries of its own. In Sterling, the experiences that weave life together - scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream - vanish every seven years. No one knows what causes these Disappearances or what will slip away next. But it has always been suspected that Juliet was somehow responsible, so Aila, bearing the brunt of that blame, follows the chain of literary clues her mother left behind. As the next Disappearance nears, Aila begins to unravel the dual mystery of why the Disappearances happen and who her mother truly was. One thing is clear: Sterling isn't going to hold on to anyone's secrets for long.
©2017 Emily Bain Murphy (P)2017 Dreamworks Media, LLC
StarHearts, as fans of Josephine Angelini call themselves, will stay up all night listening to Dreamless, the second installment in the best-selling Starcrossed series. The saga mixes mythology, romance, action, and intrigue in a completely original way. Dreamless continues the story of Helen Hamilton, a shy girl living on Nantucket Island whose desire for an ordinary life was thwarted when she discovered she is a Scion, a descendant of a Greek god and a mortal. Each Scion has a power, and Helen's is the ability to travel to Hades. Helen is determined to use her talent to stop a war among the gods and change her destiny, which is to live a life patterned after that of the tragic Helen of Troy. But her quest may cost her Lucas Delios, the boy she loves.
©2012 Josephine Angelini (P)2020 Tantor
The Buchanan sisters all share special childhood memories of their Aunt Sassy's beloved Juniper Inn. There, they frolicked in the snow, baked sugar cookies, and celebrated the town's annual Christmas extravaganza. They haven't been back to Colorado in nearly 15 years, but when their aunt invites them for one last Christmas, they can't say no.... With her ex-husband whisking her children away for the holiday, Dahlia decides it's time to do something for herself. Juniper Springs is just as beautiful as she remembers, but it's also full of surprises - like the town's handsome doctor, who makes her feel like herself again for the first time in years. To the outside world, baker Magnolia has the ideal marriage. Only the pain and sorrow of infertility have strained her relationship with her husband, perhaps beyond repair. But a holiday miracle is about to change her life. After a whirlwind romance, youngest sister Rose is about to be married, but as the wedding draws near, she's unsettled by her fiancé's expectations that she become a society wife. Spending Christmas with her family could be a necessary reality check - or the beginning of a brand-new happily-ever-after. Thanks to the strength of their sisterhood, some mistletoe, and the love of their Aunt Sassy, the Buchanan sisters will discover what they truly want this Christmas.
©2020 Sara Richardson (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Life in Dullsville has become far from dull for goth-girl Raven. After meeting Alexander Sterlinga night-thriving, shadowy dream guyher dark world suddenly has a bright glow. But as in her favorite movie, Kissing Coffins, Raven knows that love always has its complications. And Alexander has a secreta secret she must quietly guard. When he mysteriously disappears, Raven finds herself on a dangerous chase to find him. What she encounters is more terrifying than she could have imaginedincluding a life-transforming decision she may not be ready to sink her teeth into. In Kissing Coffins Ellen Schreiber presents a chilling and suspenseful sequel to her popular tale of an unusual teen romance, Vampire Kisses.
©2005 Ellen Schreiber (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
Welcome to River Bluffs, Indiana, a cozy small town populated with charming homes, close-knit families, and the occasional deadly secret.... House-flipper Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod have found their latest project. The property, formerly owned by the late Cal Juniper, is filled with debris that must be cleared before the real renovation begins. But a trip to the attic reveals something more disturbing than forgotten garbage - a skeleton wearing a locket and rings that Jazzi recognizes.... Tests confirm that the bones belong to Jazzis aunt Lynda, who everyone assumed moved to New York years ago after breaking up with Cal. Soon enough, the whole family is involved, sifting through memories and rumors as they try to piece together what really happened to Lynda - and the baby she gave up for adoption. In between investigating and remodeling, Jazzi is falling for the old houses charms - and for her gorgeous contractor, Ansel. But with surprises lurking in every nook and cranny, a killer might be waiting to demolish her dreams for good....
©2018 Judi Lynn (P)2019 Vibrance Press
A blood-borne virus requires a blood-born cure, but can Ruby survive saving everyone else? The last few weeks sent Ruby Behl's world into even more of a tailspin than when the Tercera virus first broke out. Her boyfriend might be dead, her best friend isn't dead, and the man she knew as her father may have kidnapped her at birth. Worse, the virus suppressant suddenly stopped working, accelerating the deaths of thousands. Finding a cure just went from important to critical. Unfortunately, an essential piece of the puzzle fell into the hands of David Solomon, a zealous cult leader planning to massacre the remaining Marked - unless Ruby gives him what he wants: her blood, possibly all of it. Ruby must decide. Should she stay and help the Marked who rescued her or gamble on saving the entire world? As she grapples with the meaning of family and the value of a legacy, Ruby must decide who to trust - and who's worth saving in the first place.
©2018 Bridget E. Baker (P)2019 Tantor
The seventh and final book in the number-one New York Times best-selling I Am Number Four series! With United as One, this action-packed series comes to a surprising, breathtaking, and utterly satisfying conclusion. The Garde didn't start this war, but they'll do whatever it takes to end it once and for all.... The Mogadorians have invaded Earth. Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head-on. The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they'll need an army of their own to win this fight. They've teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they've found them in the most unexpected place. Teenagers from across the globe, like John Smith's best friend, Sam, have developed abilities. So John and the others must get to them before the Mogs, because if they don't their enemies will use these gifted teens for their own sinister plan. But after all the Mogadorians have taken from John - his home, his family, his friends, and the person he loves most - he might not want to put any more lives in danger. He's got nothing left to lose, and he's just discovered he has been given an incredible new Legacy. Now he can turn himself into the ultimate weapon. So will he risk his life to save the world, or will he realize that power in numbers will save us all?
©2016 Pittacus Lore (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
The morbidly monotonous Dullsville has finally become the most exciting place on earth, now that Raven is madly in love with her hot vampire boyfriend, Alexander, and a crew of vampires has taken residence in Dullsville's old mill. Raven discovers Jagger's plan to open a new club, the Crypt, right here in Dullsville. But is it her dream come true or her worst nightmare? Raven and Alexander have to figure out what the nefarious vampire has in store for Dullsville's teen and vampire population. Can Raven convince Jagger to listen to her plans to make the Crypt the morbidly magnificent dance club it could be? Will it be safe for mortals and vampires alike? And as Sebastian and Luna's relationship heats up, Raven wonders about her own amorous fate: Will Alexander ever turn her? Does he crave her and does he want to spend eternity together? And what does she really want? With cryptic secrets and cravings, this eighth installment in the Vampire Kisses series is a romantic and mysterious thrill ride.
©2011 Ellen Schreiber (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Based on a concept by Jennifer Beals and Tom Jacobson. Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive. Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers - like Cassie's dad - were powerless against it. But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction people for what they do online. Cause trouble, get too many "condemns", and a crowd can come after you, teach you a lesson in real life. It's safer, fairer, and perfectly legal. Entering her senior year of high school, filled with grief over an unexpected loss, Cassie is primed to lash out. Egged on by new friends, she makes an edgy joke online. Cassie doubts anyone will notice. But the Hive notices everything. And as her viral comment whips an entire country into a frenzy, the Hive demands retribution. One moment, Cassie is anonymous; the next, she's infamous. And running for her life. With nowhere to turn, she must learn to rely on herself - and a group of Hive outcasts who may not be reliable - as she slowly uncovers the truth about the machine behind the Hive.
©2019 Barry Lyga, Morgan Baden, Jennifer Beals, Tom Jacobson (P)2020 Tantor
The charming homes of River Bluffs, Indiana, make perfect projects for house-flipper Jazzi Zanders. Less charming is her hothead brother-in-law, who's a bit of a fixer-upper himself. But could he also be a murderer? Jazzi married her gorgeous contractor Ansel - not his family. But somehow she keeps living with them. So she's delighted to help Ansel's brother Radley move out of their home and into his own place, in the same building as his work supervisor, Donovan. But when Donovan is shot and his apartment ransacked following an argument with Ansel and Radley's older brother Bain, their sibling becomes a suspect - especially after his missing gun turns up as the murder weapon. Told not to leave town by Detective Gaff, big brother moves in with...Jazzi and Ansel. Now Jazzi needs to prove Bain's no killer, not only to keep him out of jail - but to get him out of their house. What was the killer looking for in Donovan's apartment? And what will happen to the next person who gets in the way?
©2020 Judi Lynn (P)2020 Vibrance Press
I didnt ask for any of this. I didnt ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, Ive read the books. Ive seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches cant be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. Theres still a yellow brick road - but even thats crumbling. What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe. My name is Amy Gumm - and Im the other girl from Kansas. I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. Ive been trained to fight. And I have a mission.
©2014 Full Fathom Five, LLC (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
Bethany Blake, author of the nationally best-selling Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries, launches a charming new spinoff mystery series featuring an artist and art teacher with a magical gift for solving murders. Near the creek that runs behind her Pennsylvania house, Willow Bellamy has converted an old barn into an art school - though the place does still have some animal inhabitants, including Rembrandt, the owl who lives up in the rafters. And while it's important for any artist to have a vision, Willow can sometimes see things others can't, just like her mother and grandmother before her. Not that she would exactly call herself a witch.... When some local merchants gather in the studio for a painting party, they focus their attention on a still life with flowers and an assortment of garden tools, including antique pruning shears that disappear - at the same time despised restaurant owner Evangeline Fletcher is murdered. Willow must use all her gifts to find the killer, although it means teaming up with a handsome, mysterious detective whom Willow fears she may have accidentally conjured from a canvas. This investigation is sure to be a hoot....
©2019 Beth Kaszuba (P)2020 Tantor
In this third book in the New York Times best-selling Dorothy Must Die series, new girl from Kansas Amy Gumm is caught between her home - and Oz. My name is Amy Gumm. Tornadoes must have a thing about girls from Kansas, because - just like Dorothy - I got swept away on one, too. I landed in Oz, where Good is Wicked, Wicked is Good, and the Wicked Witches clued me in to my true calling: assassin. The way to stop Dorothy from destroying Oz - and Kansas - is to kill her. And I'm the only one who can do it. But I failed. Others died for my mistakes. Because of me, the portal between the worlds has been opened. And if I don't find a way to close it? Dorothy will make sure I never get to go home again. Now it's up to me to join the Witches, fight for Oz, save Kansas, and stop Dorothy once and for all.
©2016 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Don't let your inner critic get in the way of being confident! How to Like Yourself offers a quirky, inspiring, and practical guide to help you overcome feelings of self-criticism, improve self-esteem, and be the true star in your life. With all the pressures of school, friends, and dating, you're especially vulnerable to low self-esteem in your teen years. But often the biggest threat to your confidence is your own inner critic - whose unrelenting negativity can result in feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety. This must-have guide offers real ways to help you fight back, be kind to yourself, and move forward with confidence. Inside, you'll learn the importance of self-forgiveness, accepting your faults, and how to focus on the things that make you awesome! You'll also learn strategies for defeating the dreaded ICK - the inner critic know-it-all who keeps knocking you down - and how to escape the common thought traps that hold you back from feeling good about yourself. This book unlocks the mystery of the most important relationship you will ever have - the one with yourself! So get ready to find your true inner voice. A kinder, gentler one that will support you as you reach for your goals and create the fabulous life you were meant to live!
©2016 New Harbinger (P)2016 Vibrance Press
A highly entertaining account of a young woman who went straight from her college sorority to the CIA, where she hunted terrorists and WMDs "A thrilling tale...Walders fast-paced and intense narrative opens a window into life in two of Americas major intelligence agencies." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) When Tracy Walder enrolled at the University of Southern California, she never thought that one day she would offer her pink beanbag chair in the Delta Gamma house to a CIA recruiter, or that shed fly to the Middle East under an alias identity. The Unexpected Spy is the riveting story of Walder's tenure in the CIA and, later, the FBI. In high-security, steel-walled rooms in Virginia, Walder watched al-Qaeda members with drones as President Bush looked over her shoulder and CIA Director George Tenet brought her donuts. She tracked chemical terrorists and searched the world for weapons of mass destruction. She created a chemical terror chart that someone in the White House altered to convey information she did not have or believe, leading to the Iraq invasion. Driven to stop terrorism, Walder debriefed terrorists - men who swore theyd never speak to a woman - until they gave her leads. She followed trails through North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, shutting down multiple chemical attacks. Then Walder moved to the FBI, where she worked in counterintelligence. In a single year, she helped take down one of the most notorious foreign spies ever caught on American soil. Catching the bad guys wasnt a problem in the FBI, but rampant sexism was. Walder left the FBI to teach young women, encouraging them to find a place in the FBI, CIA, State Department or the Senate - and thus change the world. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
©2020 Tracy Walder (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
An important medical breakthrough has a shameful history. In 1840s Alabama, a slave-owning doctor performs medical experiments on involuntary subjects - enslaved women - in an effort to solve the problem of fistulas, a post-childbirth anomaly. As the experiments proceed, and he gets close to a solution, the women try to survive and even find dignity in the face of inhuman treatment. Includes conversations with playwright Charly Evon Simpson and Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in August 2019. Behind the Sheet is part of L.A. Theatre Works' Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world. Directed by Rosalind Ayres, Inger Tudor Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Monica McSwain as Mary Matthew Floyd Miller as Samuel and Edward Dominique Morisseau as Dinah Larry Powell as Lewis and Benjamin Devon Sorvari as Josephine Jasmine St. Clair as Betty Josh Stamberg as George Danielle Moné Truitt as Sally Karen Malina White as Philomena Narrated by Inger Tudor Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Sound Designer and Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist, Jeff Gardner. Recording Engineer and Editor: Neil Wogensen.
©2020 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2020 L.A. Theatre Works
Everyone makes mistakes, and brilliant scientist Harry Coover is no different. But Harry keeps making the same extra-sticky mistake, and he begins to wonder whether it's such a mistake after all....
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas. After a tornado swept through my trailer park, I ended up in Oz. But it wasn't like the Oz I knew from books and movies. Dorothy had returned, and she was stealing magic from the land. The Wizard was back. Glinda could no longer be called the Good Witch. And the Wicked Witches who were left? They'd joined forces as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and they wanted to recruit me. My mission? Kill Dorothy. And when a group of former - possibly still - Wicked Witches tells you to do something, it's kind of hard to say no. Except my job as assassin didn't work out as planned. Dorothy is still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home I couldn't wait to leave behind might be in danger. Somehow, across a twisted and divided land, I have to find Nox and the rest of the Order, protect the true ruler of Oz, take Dorothy and her henchmen down - and try to figure out what I'm really doing here. But in a place where the line between good and evil shifts with a strong gust of wind, who am I supposed to trust? And who is actually Wicked?
©2015 Full Fathom Five, LLC (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
In this third collection of prequel novellas to the New York Times best-selling Dorothy Must Die series, Danielle Paige delivers a dark and compelling reimagining of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Before Amy Gumm lands in Oz in Dorothy Must Die, Dorothy Gale rules a twisted land where the Good have become truly Wicked - and it's up to the Wicked to stop her reign. Follow your favorite witches from Dorothy Must Die as they form an elusive, secretive group known as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked and begin training their own army to defeat Dorothy. If the Order wants to save Oz, they'll need every recruit they can find. But who has what it takes to join the cause?
©2017 Danielle Paige (P)2016, 2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Twenty-five years ago, a group of ninth-graders produced a Saturday Night Live-style videotape to cheer up their ailing friend. The show's running time was only 90 minutes, but it had a lasting impact: Becca laughed her way through recovery, and the group - Jordana, Seth, Holly, and Lex - became her supporting cast for life. On the silver anniversary of Becca Night Live, the friends reunite over the Fourth of July to celebrate Becca's good health - but nothing goes as planned. The happy holiday-card facades everyone's been hiding behind quickly crumble and give way to an unforgettable three days filled with complex moral dilemmas and life-altering choices. Through humor, drama, and the alternating perspectives of five characters, The Cast explores the power of forgiveness, the importance of authenticity, and the immeasurable value of deep, enduring friendships to buoy us when life plays out differently than expected.
©2018 Amy Blumenfeld (P)2019 Tantor
In addition to her house-flipping talents, Jazzi Zanders is breaking ground as a sleuth. But shes going to need every tool at her disposal to solve two crimes.... In their hair salon, Jazzis sister, Olivia, and mother are savvy businesswomen whose creativity brings fashion and flair to the folks of Rivers Bluff, Indiana. So when their newest hairstylist, Misty, is caught scamming clients debit cards and selling beauty products during off hours to pocket the profits, Olivia fires her. But Misty retaliates by hitting back with a defamation lawsuit - which she is more than happy to drop if Olivia pays her 10 grand. But neither blackmail nor courtroom fees are accrued after Mistys body is discovered in the salon with Olivias scissors stuck in her chest. Olivia may be the number one suspect, but her murdered employee had a reputation for making enemies. Then Jazzis ex Chad appears, asking for help with his marital strife. This already awkward situation worsens when Chads wife vanishes and the police investigate him. Now, its up to Jazzi to clear both her sisters and exs names while the killer - or killers - could be a mere hair breadths away....
©2021 Judi Lynn (P)2021 Vibrance Press
Would wonderful beaches, great sunsets, wild friends, endless cocktails, and fabulous food be enough to keep this relationship together? Annette Joseph's years in Italy revealed this truth: Italy, in all its multifaceted, glorious history and culture has to be experienced in full. Over almost three decades, Italy has fed, entertained, confused, excited, lured, promised, lied, satisfied, occasionally disappointed, and utterly enchanted her. She's left, but can't stay away - she'll always return. Always. Just like a beloved partner.... Italy Is My Boyfriend will take you through the journey of finding love, life, and a sense of home. While often times a lonely, challenging place, never once did the love for this special place waver. See how one very determined lady finds her dream place in the Tuscan sun.
©2020 Annette Joseph (P)2020 Tantor
As a mortal girl dating a vampire, Raven knows that love isn't always easy. Now that Alexander's parents have returned to Romania, Raven and her dreamy vampire boyfriend are happy to resume their cryptic romance. But soon another visitor comes knocking: Sebastian, Alexander's best friend, arrives for a stay at the mansion. At first Raven is wary, then thrilled, this is the perfect chance to learn more about her darkly handsome boyfriend and his past. Raven has been wondering whether Alexander will ever bite her and make their love immortal, and Sebastian could be her guide to the love habits of Alexander and his kind. But when Sebastian falls for a particular Dullsvillian, will another mortal beat Raven to the bite? With suspense, danger, and a fabulous vampire party, this seventh book in the bestselling Vampire Kisses series continues the exciting nocturnal romance of Raven and Alexander.
©2010 Ellen Schreiber (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
The lure of the unavailable man is a mystery to many. Why is she wasting her time? But for many others, it is a deep-seated pattern. Time and again, they fall for someone who for one reason or another will never return their feelings. The object of their affection may be emotionally unavailable, married, or even pathologically cruel. The woman who routinely finds herself in this situation suffers mightily, feeling rejected, unloved, undesirable. She wonders what is wrong with her. With empathy and compassion, Dr. Marni Feuerman helps women see their situations clearly, understand the historical, emotional, and psychological reasons behind their actions, and most importantly, make better choices for themselves. Feuerman unpacks the cliche about not being able to control the other's behavior, only one's own, with clear exercises and action steps. While the emphasis is on understanding and changing one's own behavior, profiles of the reliably unreliable/unavailable are given to make "red flags" undeniable. And while the subject of unfulfilling relationships is not a happy one, Feuerman has positive messages for sufferers. Initially painful insights breed clarity and confidence. The end of a destructive relationship clears the way for a positive one. And being "in love" means not just loving, but being loved.
©2019 Marni Feuerman (P)2019 HighBridge Company
Together for the first time, four devilishly entertaining novellas by the New York Times best-selling author prove that theres not only life after death, but desire, too.... The Fixer-Upper Cathys new home is handsomely furnished - by an amorous male ghost. If only she had something she could
touch. Her neighbor may have a lousy personality, but he does have a perfect body. Now, spirit is about to meet flesh, to Cathys delight. Paradise Bossed While traveling in the Cayman Islands, Nikki loses her life in a tragic accident, but has no intention of cutting her vacation short. When a handsome male psychic is engaged to get a grip on Nikkis spirit, he does more. He finds himself falling in love with her. Driftwood A Cape Cod werewolf agonizes over the death of a woman by his own paw. Well, to be fair, he never really killed her. Shes a vampire. Now she needs his help to kill the bloodsucker who turned her. Witch Way For centuries their families have been embroiled in a violent, irreversible feud. Today, can a witch and a witch-hunter find common ground...without killing each other first? Sometimes opposites do attract.
©2012 MaryJanice Davidson (P)2012 Penguin Audio
Theres a hot new underground club in town
but membership lasts an eternity. Its summer break, and Raven knows she should stay put in Dullsville until her immortal love returns. But when she decides to go after Alexander, she cant resist a visit to her favorite Goth-spot, The Coffin Club. Sneaking inside, Raven is shocked to discover a secret door that leads to the entrance of another hidden club. Theres something peculiar about this cryptic hangoutand its too enticing for Raven to resist. Soon a dangerous battle for the clubs rule erupts between Alexanders old nemesis and a mysterious new guy. Can Raven avoid the clash before her curiosity lands her in serious trouble?
©2008 Ellen Schreiber (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
From Kate Walbert, the highly acclaimed National Book Award nominee, comes a dazzling, career-spanning collection of new and selected stories.
In these 12 deft, acutely funny, and often heartbreaking stories, Kate Walbert delves into the hearts and minds of women. Her characters are searchers, uneasy in one way or another. They yearn for connection. They question the definitions assigned to them as wives, mothers, and daughters; they seek their own way within isolated, and often isolating, circumstances, reveling in small, everyday epiphanies and moments of clarity.
In the riveting opening story, "M&M World", a woman is plunged into panic when she briefly loses one of her daughters at the vast and over-stimulating Times Square store. In "Slow the Heart", a single mother tries to ease tension at the dinner table with Roses and Thorns, the game she knows the Obamas played in the White House. In "Radical Feminists", a woman skating with her two children encounters the man who derailed her career years earlier. And in the poignant "A Mother Is Someone Who Tells Jokes", a mother reflects on the nursery school project that preceded her sons autism diagnosis. This is a deeply moving, resonant collection from a writer "rightly celebrated for her ability to capture the variety and vulnerability of womens lives with a combination of lyricism and brawn" (NPR).
©2019 Kate Walbert (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio
Contains books one and two of Reset, a thrilling natural disaster survival series. Flood, book 1 How do you carry on after losing everything? They intended to save the planet, but at the speed of light, the world catastrophically changed into a dark and deadly place. Millions of people lost their lives, but for those who remained, the fight to survive had only just begun. No one could have been prepared for the disastrous events that followed The Reset. As those who remained worked to find a way to survive amid the destruction, others began a quest to take control of what was left. Sinking, book 2 After everything ends...who will you become? As the survivors continued to fight for their lives, seemingly insurmountable challenges push them to their limits. With every breath they take, their very existence is threatened. The search for safety, family, and food is a never-ending quest. If there is a safe haven, will they get there before time runs out?
©2020 Kellee L. Greene (P)2020 Podium Audio
A harrowing psychological thriller debut about a woman who awakens after an assault with no physical proof of the attack and who must try to convince everyone of what really happened. When Dr. Alex Taylor opens her eyes, she is hooked up to an IV, is bound to an operating table, and her legs are raised in stirrups. Disoriented and alarmed, she assumes she's been anesthetized and brought to surgery after being in an accident. But the man standing over her, with his face hidden behind a surgical mask and wielding instruments, is no doctor she recognizes at the hospital where she works as a successful and respected doctor. Hes a stranger - and hes calmly and methodically telling her how he's about to attack her. Before Alex can even scream for help, she succumbs to another dose of anesthesia, rendering her unable to defend herself.... When she comes to on a gurney, she finds herself surrounded by her colleagues and immediately reports the attack and rape. The police are skeptical of her bizarre story. And after a physical exam reveals no proof of any attack, even her boyfriend has doubts. Despite Alex's adamant claims, no one believes her, leaving her to wonder if she has, in fact, lost her mind. Until she meets the next victim.... An edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller, Don't Wake Up is also a provocative, timely exploration of victimhood, abuse, and the discrediting of women in our culture.
©2019 Liz Lawler (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
As Fred the Mermaid tries to fit in with her own kind, she finds herself hooked on both Artur, the High Prince of the undersea realm, and Thomas, a hunky marine biologist. She's also caught between two factions of merfolk: those happy with swimming under the radar - and those who want to bring their existence to the surface. Contains mature themes.
©2007 MaryJanice Alongi (P)2020 Tantor
Contains books three and four of Reset, a thrilling natural-disaster survival series. Drowned, book three Living was torture. Death would be easy. The survivors continue onward in search of help and safety. With every step, theyre pushed to their limits. The challenges around every corner threaten them both physically and mentally. If there are others still out there, are they even worth finding? Perhaps they are all that was left in the world. As the race for survival continues, death and fear continue to grow around them. The clock is ticking. Who will be next to succumb to the dangers of the new world? Swamp, book four The fight for their lives has only just begun. As the survivors finally reached higher ground, they quickly realized they wouldnt be able to relax anytime soon. They werent alone. The torturous rain continued to fall. Skies were gray and dreary for as far as the eye can see. Each step became harder than the last, but their only choice was to continue forward in search of safety. Its every man for himself as the clock continues to tick. Will the survivors have what it takes to survive the end of the world, or will they lose the battle for their lives?
©2020 Kellee L. Greene (P)2020 Podium Audio
A teenager's world is shattered in a devastating confrontation between the cult she grew up in and the forces of the US government. Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming. Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She's starting to see the lies behind Father John's words. Then a fire engulfs life as she knew it, and Moonbeam is forced outside The Fence into a world she does not recognize. Alternating between Moonbeam's life before the fire, and her time spent in a government-sanctioned facility afterward, After the Fire is a fascinating look at life inside a cult and its harrowing effects on survivors.
©2017, 2018 Will Hill (P)2018 Recorded Books
Fred is a mermaid. But stop right there. Whatever image you're thinking of right now, forget it. Fred is not blonde. She's not buxom. And she's definitely not perky. In fact, Fred can be downright cranky. And it doesn't help matters that her hair is blue. Being a mermaid does help Fred when she volunteers at the New England Aquarium. But, needless to say, it's there that she gets involved in something fishy. Dangerous levels of toxins have been found in the local seawater. A gorgeous marine biologist wants her help investigating. So does her merperson ruler, the High Prince of the Black Sea. You'd think it would be easy for a mermaid to get to the bottom of things. Think again... Contains mature themes.
©2006 MaryJanice Alongi (P)2020 Tantor
From the author of the summer hit It Happens in the Hamptons comes an unforgettable new novel about the women who live and love in the Hamptons. In the Hamptons, no rules apply, especially in matters of money - and the heart.... Raised in East Hampton, Caroline never thought shed be one of the city people who spent summers and weekends at the beach. But, once her husbands business takes off, a job stint transplants the couple permanently into Manhattan life - where the phrase when you marry for money, you work for it every day reflects her neighbors lives. And where entitled husbands, like hers, embark on affair after affair with little consequence. Time for the wives to get even. When Carolines friend Annabelle suggests they experiment as their wayward mates have, Caroline resists at first. That is, until a scroll through an iPad makes her reconsider...and a pact between two friends is made. The agreement quickly turns serious when Caroline begins to confront the man her husband has become, or perhaps always has been. Will a summer affair give Caroline clarity or make her lose hold on the reins of her life? And when an old lover returns, is she ready to risk all for a chance at happiness?
©2019 Holly Peterson (P)2019 HarperAudio
In this dark, action-packed fourth book in the New York Times best-selling Dorothy Must Die series, Amy Gumm travels from Oz to the twisted land of Ev, where she fights to free Oz from evil once and for all. My name is Amy Gumm. You might remember me as the other girl from Kansas. When a tornado swept me away to the magical land of Oz, I was given a mission: Dorothy must die. That's right, everyone's favorite Wicked-Witch slayer had let the magic of Oz corrupt her. She turned evil. So I killed her. But just when we thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, we were betrayed. Now I'm following the Road of Yellow Brick as it helps me escape toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. And what I'm about to find is shocking: My original mission may not have been successful. I thought my job was over, but it's only just beginning. And it's up to me to foil Dorothy's plans for revenge - and finally save the land I've come to love.
©2017 Danielle Paige (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
"Maizes's debut novel is brought to life by Devon Sorvari's engaging narration. Her delivery is well matched to the story's short declarative sentences as she makes listeners care about La La in spite of her bad choices." (AudioFile Magazine) R.L. Maizes's Other Peoples Pets examines the gap between the families were born into and those we create, and the danger that holding on to a troubled past may rob us of the future. La La Fine relates to animals better than she does to other people. Abandoned by a mother who never wanted a family, raised by a locksmith-turned-thief father, La La looks to pets when it feels like the rest of the world conspires against her. La Las world stops being whole when her mother, who never wanted a child, abandons her twice. First, when La La falls through thin ice on a skating trip, and again when the accusations of unfit mother feel too close to true. Left alone with her father - a locksmith by trade and a thief in reality - La La is denied a regular life. She becomes her fathers accomplice, calming the watchdog while he strips families of their most precious belongings. When her fathers luck runs out and he is arrested for burglary, everything La La has painstakingly built unravels. In her fourth year of veterinary school, she is forced to drop out, leaving school to pay for her fathers legal fees the only way she knows how - robbing homes once again. As an animal empath, she rationalizes her theft by focusing on houses with pets whose maladies only she can sense and caring for them before leaving with the familys valuables. The news reports a puzzled police force - searching for a thief who left behind medicine for the dog, water for the parrot, or food for the hamster. Desperate to compensate for new and old losses, La La continues to rob homes, but its a strategy that ultimately will fail her. A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books "...Maizes possesses such magic. This examination of family, across all lines and definitions, will open you up in such necessary, beautiful ways." (Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here and The Family Fang)
©2020 R.L. Maizes (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Fred the Mermaid has taken the bait and chosen to date Artur, Prince of the Black Sea, over human marine biologist Thomas. And just in time. The existence of the Undersea Folk is no longer a secret, and someone needs to keep them from floundering in the media spotlight. Fred has all the right skills for that job, but has a hard time when her real father surfaces and tries to overthrow Artur's regime. Contains mature themes.
©2008 MaryJanice Alongi (P)2020 Tantor
Ranging in age from six to 40, 38 sons and daughters of lesbians offer brief essays that could be valuable to like offspring, as well as to relatives and friends trying to understand the problems such children face. Homophobia, visited upon the children as well as their mothers, is the most commonly cited concern; some younger contributors feel isolated from their peers, and a couple of boys endure rejection from radical lesbian acquaintances. Despite such difficulties, many contributors enjoy close relationships with their mothers and are happy in their unconventional homes. For older children, their own sexual orientation is an issue, and there is occasional resentment engendered by a parent's coming out - "Growing up is a hard enough thing to do," says one young woman. Rafkin edited Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians.
©1990 Louise Rafkin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.