Following the civil rights movement, race relations in the United States entered a new era. Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward. Since then, many voices have called for an end to affirmative action and other color-conscious policies and programs, and even for a retreat from public discussion of racism itself. Bolstered by the election of Barack Obama, proponents of colorblindness argue that the obstacles faced by Blacks and people of color in the United States can no longer be attributed to racism but instead result from economic forces. Thus, they contend, programs meant to uplift working-class and poor people are the best means for overcoming any racial inequalities that might still persist. In Colorblind, Tim Wise refutes these assertions and advocates that the best way forward is to become more, not less, conscious of race and its impact on equal opportunity. Focusing on disparities in employment, housing, education and health care, Wise argues that racism is indeed still an acute problem in the United States today and that colorblind policies actually worsen the problem of racial injustice. Colorblind presents a timely and provocative look at contemporary racism and offers fresh ideas on what can be done to achieve true social justice and economic equality. "It's a great book. I highly, highly, highly recommend it." (Tavis Smiley) "I finally finished Tim Wise's Colorblind and found it a right-on, straight-ahead piece of work. This guy hits all the targets, it's really quite remarkable.... That's two of his that I've read [the first being Between Barack] and they are both works of crystal truth...." (Mumia Abu-Jamal) "Tim Wise's Colorblind is a powerful and urgently needed book. One of our best and most courageous public voices on racial inequality, Wise tackles head on the resurgence and absurdity of post-racial liberalism in a world still largely structured by deep racial disparity and structural inequality. He shows us with passion and sharp, insightful, accessible analysis how this imagined world of post racial framing and policy can't take us where we want to go - it actually stymies our progress toward racial unity and equality." (Tricia Rose, Brown University) "With Colorblind, Tim Wise offers a gutsy call to arms. Rather than play nice and reiterate the fiction of black racial transcendence, Wise takes the gloves off: He insists white Americans themselves must be at the forefront of the policy shifts necessary to correct our nation's racial imbalances in crime, health, wealth, education and more. A piercing, passionate and illuminating critique of the post-racial moment." (Bakari Kitwana) "Tim Wise's Colorblind brilliantly challenges the idea that the election of Obama has ushered in a post-racial era. In clear, engaging, and accessible prose, Wise explains that ignoring problems does not make them go away, that race-bound problems require race-conscious remedies. Perhaps most important, Colorblind proposes practical solutions to our problems and promotes new ways of thinking that encourage us to both recognize differences and to transcend them." (George Lipsitz)
©2010 by Tim Wise (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
From the award-winning author of Openly Straight, a story about two teens falling in love over a summer that throws everything possible to keep them apart. Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn't want to think about, ever. Jordan: The opposite of chill. Poetry. His "wives" and the Chandler Mall. Never been kissed and searching for Mr. Right, who probably won't like him anyway. And a secret: A spiraling out of control mother, and the knowledge that he's the only one who can keep the family from falling apart. Throw in a rickety, 1980s-era food truck called Coq Au Vinny. Add in prickly pears, cloud eggs, and a murky idea of what's considered locally sourced and organic. Place it all in Mesa, Arizona, in June, where the temp regularly hits 114. And top it off with a touch of undeniable chemistry between utter opposites. Over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they're willing to risk - to get the thing they want the most.
©2019 Bill Konigsberg (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.
Named a Best Romance of April by Goodreads, PopSugar, Bustle, and more! A laugh out loud Regency romp - if you loved the Bridgertons, youll adore To Have and to Hoax! (Lauren Willig, New York Times best-selling author) In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt to gain attention - and maybe just win each other back in the process. Five years ago, Lady Violet Grey and Lord James Audley met, fell in love, and got married. Four years ago, they had a fight to end all fights, and have barely spoken since. Their once-passionate love match has been reduced to one of cold, detached politeness. But when Violet receives a letter that James has been thrown from his horse and rendered unconscious at their country estate, she races to be by his side - only to discover him alive and well at a tavern, and completely unaware of her concern. Shes outraged. Hes confused. And the distance between them has never been more apparent. Wanting to teach her estranged husband a lesson, Violet decides to feign an illness of her own. James quickly sees through it, but he decides to play along in an ever-escalating game of manipulation, featuring actors masquerading as doctors, threats of Swiss sanitariums, faux mistresses - and a lot of flirtation between a husband and wife who might not hate each other as much as they thought. Will the two be able to overcome four years of hurt, or will they continue to deny the spark between them? With charm, wit, and heart in spades, To Have and to Hoax is a fresh and eminently entertaining romantic comedy - perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Julia Quinn.
©2020 Martha Waters (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio
Paris, 1941: Going against her mothers orders, spirited Maggie devotes herself to the Resistance. Her life is a whirlwind of forged passports and secret midnight runs, helping Jews escape. Much to her high-society mothers disapproval, she has fallen in love with Emil, a Jewish Resistance fighter who is wanted by the Nazis. The city is growing more dangerous by the day, with signs proclaiming "No Jews" posted everywhere in the mazelike streets and people dragged away in handcuffs. The forbidden lovers are forced to say good-bye - Emil going underground to escape capture. Meanwhile, Maggies sister, Cecilia, is hundreds of miles away, where the realities of war are yet to hit the serenity of the South of France. Innocent and shy Cecilia is shocked to the core when Emil turns up, seeking refuge. Her sheltered life turned upside down, Cecilia is thrown into the world of the Resistance, all the while sending coded letters to her sister, who every day awaits news of her fiancé. But with the Nazis closing in on them, their lives soon hang in the balance. Both sisters must decide where their loyalties lie - and how far they are willing to go to save themselves and one another. An evocative, riveting, and stirring tale about the tragic realities of war, the fine line between loyalty and lies, and the power of love, even in the darkest of times. Fans of The Nightingale, The Letter, and All the Light We Cannot See will be spellbound by this magnificent historical novel.
©2020 Clara Benson (P)2020 Bookouture
The Darling children of Bloomsbury have a secret. His name is Peter Pan, a mischievous night visitor who's somewhere "betwixt and between" a boy and a bird and who refuses to grow up. When Peter invites young Wendy and her two brothers to follow him back to his Neverland home, an adventure beyond any bedtime story unfolds. A world apart from its innumerable renditions, sequels, and spin-offs, Barrie's Peter and Wendy is a strange, beautiful, dark, and complex fantasy about the "heartless innocence" of children, the bittersweet longings of adult nostalgia, and the realities and fears of growing up. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as Peter and Wendy, this edition of Peter and Wendy (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
This box set includes all five books in The Rebel Angels series by USA Today best-selling author Rosemary A. Johns and contains 43 hours of thrilling magic, dark romance, and adventure with twists that youll never see coming. Vampires and angels are locked in a deadly war. But first, they want their daughter back. Half vampire and half angel, Violet was abandoned amongst the humans in London as a baby. Suddenly discovering monstrous powers on her 21st birthday, she thinks she's the most dangerous creature to prowl the streets. She's wrong. When a snarky angel falls into her lap and her adopted sister disappears, she's forced into a new role: huntress. On the run, she'll have to rely on a sexy vampire geek while facing off the harem boy angel threatening her sister. And there's only one way she'll win: by letting out the monster. But the deeper she's dragged into the supernatural world, the more she struggles to survive, and it's not long before she's faced with impossible choices about love...and life. If you love epic battles, steamy love scenes, badass antiheroines, and all the magic that comes with dark vampires, angels, and witches, then scroll up and one-click to listen today to this urban fantasy where the men know how to share!
©2019 Rosemary A. Johns (P)2020 Rosemary A. Johns
A world of enchanted injustice needs a disenchanting woman in the newest fantasy series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician. The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood. Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. Shell help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesnt turn her in. Working together, Elsies trust in - and fondness for - the handsome stranger grows. So does her trepidation about the rise in the murders of wizards and the theft of the spellbooks their bodies leave behind. For a rogue spellbreaker like Elsie, theres so much to learn about her powers, her family, the intriguing Bacchus, and the untold dangers shadowing every step of a journey shes destined to complete. But will she uncover the mystery before its too late to save everything she loves?
©2020 by Charlie N. Holmberg. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Charming, charismatic, and effortlessly popular, Conrad Stewart seems to have it all...but in reality, he's scrambling to keep his life from tumbling out of control. Brilliant, guarded, and endlessly driven, Alden Roth may as well be the poster boy for perfection...but even he can't help but feel a little broken inside. When these mortal enemies are stuck together on a cross-country road trip to the biggest fan convention of their lives, their infamous rivalry takes a backseat as an unexpected connection is forged. Yet each has a reason why they have to win the upcoming Odyssey gaming tournament, and neither is willing to let emotion get in the way - even if it means giving up their one chance at something truly magical.
©2020 Annabeth Albert (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
"I fight because its not over. It doesn't end here." In this unique collection, individuals of all ages and stages share their experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Within this audiobook, you'll find an honest portrait of what it's like to live with BPD, from the perspective of people with BPD and their loved ones - spouses, siblings, and parents, as well as mental health professionals. By turns heartbreaking and inspiring, this collection of real-life stories, personal essays, and candid interviews explores what a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis looks like - from the inside. Also featuring an in-depth overview of BPD and its common treatment methods, this book is a necessary tool for expanding your self-exploration and deepening your understanding of this confusing and often destructive disorder.
©2016 Althea Press, Berkeley, California (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Mercy Callahan thought she'd escaped the cult decades ago, but its long fingers are reaching out for her again in this electrifying novel in the Sacramento series by New York Times best-selling author Karen Rose. Seventeen years ago. That was the last time Mercy Callahan saw Ephraim Burton, the leader of the twisted Eden cult where she was raised. But even though she escaped the abuse and terror, they continue to haunt her. When her brother Gideon discovers new evidence of the cult's - and their victims' - whereabouts, Mercy goes to Sacramento to reconnect with him. There, she meets Gideon's closest friend - homicide detective Rafe Sokolov. From Rafe, she receives an offer she never knew she needed: to track down Ephraim and make him pay for everything. But Ephraim, who had thought Mercy long dead, discovers she is in fact alive and that she is digging around for the cult's secrets. And now he'll do anything to take her back to Eden - dead or alive.
©2020 Karen Rose (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Iggy Peck is an architect at his very core: When he's not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dreaming of design. So he's totally blown away when Ada Twist's Aunt Bernice inherits an old house from ice cream mogul Herbert Sherbert that is filled with countless rooms from all his favorite architectural periods. But something's not quite right.... Everyone says the house is haunted, and it seems that a number of priceless antiques - which were supposed to help Aunt Bernice pay for the house's upkeep - have gone missing. If they can't find those antiques, Aunt Bernice might lose the house forever. It will take all of Iggy's knowledge of architecture and the help of the other Questioneers - Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Sofia Valdez - to solve the mystery and find the treasure!
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Contains books 1 and 2 of Master of Monsters. Lord of Flesh, book 1 The Isles are a brutal, nasty place and the capital city, Ansiri, is no exception. Its nobility is rife with infighting, nonhuman races are cruelly enslaved, and violence is the primary currency. It's those very things that Baron Leo VanOrden plans to exploit. The ambitious, young heir to a waning family dynasty, Leo has nothing but time on his hands. Time - and an abundance of opportunities. Because, for all its flaws, Ansiri is a city where anything can be accomplished. Baron of Hearts, book 2 It has been less than a month since Baron Leo VanOrden orchestrated the deaths of his closest rivals. And yet, for an ambitious nobleman, enemies grow like weeds. Unable to rest, Leo is forced to do the only thing he can: Prepare for the next fight. This time, however, it's not fellow barons he's challenging, but several of the most powerful lords the Capital has to offer. And no matter how many servants, allies, or vaults of gold he acquires, Leo is guaranteed an uphill battle. Fortunately, Ansiri and the Isles remain a brutal, nasty place. A place Leo is determined to prove himself capable of mastering. Intended for mature listeners only.
©2018 Stephen L. Hadley (P)2020 Podium Audio
Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award From "master of clever misdirection" (Kirkus Reviews) Aimee Molloy, author of the New York Times best seller The Perfect Mother, comes an irresistible psychological thriller featuring a newly married woman whose life is turned upside-down when her husband goes missing. Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say goodbye to New York city and start a life together in Sam's sleepy hometown upstate. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his downstairs office, tending to the egos of his (mostly female) clientele. Little does Sam know that through a vent in his ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. The pharmacist's wife, contemplating a divorce. The well-known painter whose boyfriend doesnt satisfy her in bed. Who could resist listening? Everything is fine until the French girl in the green mini Cooper shows up, and Sam decides to go to work and not come home, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie's happily ever after. Showcasing Molloys deft ability to subvert norms and culminating in the kind of stunning twist that is becoming her trademark, Goodnight Beautiful is a thrilling tale of domestic suspense that not only questions assumptions but defies expectations.
©2020 Aimee Molloy (P)2020 HarperAudio
Four Buchanan brothers have found their brides...only three more to go in this scintillating romance from New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands.... Lady Dwyn Innes feels utterly out of place among the eligible women whove descended on Buchanan Keep, vying for the attention of the last unmarried brothers. She isnt long-legged and slender like her sisters, or flirtatious and wily like other lasses. Since her betrothed died, Dwyn has resigned herself to becoming an old maid. Yet a chance encounter with a stranger in the orchard awakens her to a new world of sensation and possibility.... After weeks away, Geordie Buchanan returns to find his home swarming with potential brides, thanks to his loving but interfering family. But one lass in particular draws his attention from the moment he spies her climbing a tree. Lady Dwyn is not nearly as plain as she thinks. Her lush figure and eager kisses delight him, as does her honesty. But the real test lies ahead: eliminating a hidden enemy, so that he and Dwyn can seal their Highland passion with a vow.
©2020 Lynsay Sands (P)2020 HarperAudio
A stunning portrait of community, identity, and sexuality by the critically acclaimed author of The Narrow Door. When Paul Lisicky arrived in Provincetown in the early 1990s, he was leaving behind a history of family trauma to live in a place outside of time, known for its values of inclusion, acceptance, and art. In this idyllic haven, Lisicky searches for love and connection and comes into his own as he finds a sense of belonging. At the same time, the center of this community is consumed by the AIDS crisis, and the very structure of town life is being rewired out of necessity: What might this utopia look like during a time of dystopia? Later dramatizes a spectacular yet ravaged place and a unique era when more fully becoming one's self collided with the realization that ongoingness couldn't be taken for granted and staying alive from moment to moment exacted absolute attention. Following the success of his acclaimed memoir, The Narrow Door, Lisicky fearlessly explores the body, queerness, love, illness, community, and belonging in this masterful, ingenious new book.
©2020 Paul Lisicky (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
A serial killer terrorizing the women of Sacramento meets his match in this pulse-pounding novel from New York Times best-selling author Karen Rose. There is a serial killer on the loose preying on vulnerable women. The only identifiable mark the killer leaves are letters - sometimes one, sometimes two - all carved into the torsos of his victims. Together, they spell Sydney. When he grabs Daisy Dawson, he believes he has found his next victim. But despite her small stature, she fights back with an expertise that quickly frees her. Before fleeing the scene, Daisy also manages to grab what proves to be crucial evidence: a necklace from around the killers neck. The necklace is more than a trivial item - it is a link to a cold case Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for 17 years. With Daisys help, Gideon finally has the opportunity to get closer to the truth than ever before. But they might not get the chance, as the serial killer has a new target: Gideon and Daisy.
©2019 Karen Rose (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Contains books one and two of the Attempted Vampirism series. Attempted Vampirism, book one Its not easy being a vampire - just ask Jonathan. As the 32nd lord of Bloodhaven, Jonathan is a vampire noble. Alas, hes a noble in name only. Forget gold, diamonds, and bountiful estates. All he has to his name are one cozy - some would say dilapidated - castle and a reputation as a fine scholar specializing in ancient lore. Of course, given the horrible ends both his father and grandfather met in pursuit of fame and fortune, its probably for the best that he enjoys the quiet life. Sadly, his quiet life is about to meet a horrible end of its own. Think tax collectors are bad? How about...vampire tax collectors? After a run-in with the Blood Alliance Department of Taxation leaves Jonathan with nothing, he needs a lot of money, and he needs it now. But at least he can rely on his faithful servants for help, right? Wrong. The only servant hes got left is his old but faithful butler, Miles. To get his castle and his stuff back, Jonathan and Miles have to take some risks, but the gods arent going to make it easy for them. After all, these are the same gods who took at least three tries to get the world mostly right, and they have some wonderful surprises up their sleeve. Attempted Adventuring, book two A vampire nobles work is never done - just ask Jonathan. With the help of his faithful servant Miles, their first mission was rather more dangerous than hed like. Of course, one mission wont be enough, and theres nothing scarier than vampire tax collectors. If Jonathan wants to get his castle back, hell have to go on more missions. Tougher missions. Scarier missions. Missions that make him question the sanity of dwarf architecture. And their newest mission is a doozy. But if he and the others can survive sea monsters, ancient evils, and an unlikely pair of allies, they might just strike it rich. One way or another, Jonathan is getting his castle back.
©2019, 2020 L.G. Estrella (P)2020 Podium Audio
Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than she was supposed to, forcing her to team up with an exiled prince to navigate an unfamiliar planet in this smart, thrilling sci-fi adventure, perfect for fans of Renegades and Aurora Rising. When Andra wakes up, she's drowning. Not only that, but she's in a hot, dirty cave, it's the year 3102, and everyone keeps calling her Goddess. When Andra went into a cryonic sleep for a trip across the galaxy, she expected to wake up in 100 years, not 1,000. Worst of all, the rest of the colonists - including her family and friends - are dead. They died centuries ago, and for some reason, their descendants think Andra's a deity. She knows she's nothing special, but she'll play along if it means she can figure out why she was left in stasis and how to get back to Earth. Zhade, the exiled bastard prince of Eerensed, has other plans. Four years ago, the sleeping Goddess' glass coffin disappeared from the palace, and Zhade devoted himself to finding it. Now, he's hoping the Goddess will be the key to taking his rightful place on the throne - if he can get her to play her part, that is. Because if his people realize she doesn't actually have the power to save their dying planet, they'll kill her. With a vicious monarch on the throne and a city tearing apart at the seams, Zhade and Andra might never be able to unlock the mystery of her fate, let alone find a way to unseat the king, especially since Zhade hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Andra. And 1,000 years from home, is there any way of knowing that Earth is better than the planet she's woken to?
©2020 Lora Beth Johnson (P)2020 Listening Library
Now a USA Today best seller. If your ex arrives in your hometown 18 months after you walked out on him while you were eight months pregnant, follow this short list of rules before you give him a second chance. Rule 1 - Dont stand in the way of your brothers who want to rough him up. Rule 2 - Dont meet him for coffee and agree to allow him to meet your daughter. Rule 3 - Dont drool when your daughter falls asleep on his chest for the first time. Its just your ovaries talking. Rule 4 - Dont let him hold your hand. While were at it, no hugs, no kisses on the cheek...just no physical contact in general. That only leads to remembering better times. The last one is the most important... Rule 5 - When you find yourself needing someones help and youre tired of always asking your family, dont let him be the one whos there for you. Because all those good qualities of his will suck you right back in and youll have no chance of fighting your feelings, especially now that hes ready to be a father to your daughter.
©2020 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2020 Piper Rayne Inc.
The author of the hilarious...joyful, elegant (Publishers Weekly, starred review) To Have and to Hoax returns with an effervescent, charming, and swoon-worthy novel about a man and woman who never agree on anything - until they agree to a no-strings-attached affair in this Regency-era romp. The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit 100 pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremys country estate, Diana is shocked when Jeremy appears at her home with a very different kind of proposition. After his latest mistress unfavorably criticized his skills in the bedroom, Jeremy is looking for reassurance, so he has gone to the only woman he trusts to be totally truthful. He suggests that they embark on a brief affair while at the house party - Jeremy can receive an honest critique of his bedroom skills and widowed Diana can use the gossip to signal to other gentlemen that she is interested in taking a lover. Diana thinks taking him up on his counter-proposal can only help her win her wager. With her in the bedroom and Jeremys marriage-minded grandmother, the formidable Dowager Marchioness of Willingham, helping to find suitable matches among the eligible ladies at Elderwild, Diana is confident her victory is assured. But while theyre focused on winning wagers, they stand to lose their own hearts. With Martha Waterss signature cheeky charm and wonderfully wry wit (Booklist, starred review), To Love and to Loathe is another clever and delightful historical rom-com that is perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Evie Dunmore.
©2021 Martha Waters. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Book Two of Daughters of Avalon A brand-new historical series by New York Times best-selling author Tanya Anne Crosby. It has been five years since King Stephen took the English throne. The border lands are fraught with tensions. Loyalties are uncertain. Only the strong will hold their lands, and behind every strong man is an even stronger woman.
©2018 Tanya Anne Crosby (P)2019 Tanya Anne Crosby
Contains books three and four of Master of Monsters. Count of Souls, book 3 It has been half a year since Count Leo VanOrden began his long, gory climb up the ranks of Ansiri's nobility. Now, thanks to the machinations of his rival-turned-bride, he finds himself only a single, bold step away from the seat of absolute power. But his fellow counts are not the only obstacles on his path to the Duke's throne. Far to the south, a breakaway kingdom threatens to split Leo's future domain in two. And so, thrust into the middle of a blossoming civil war, Leo has to find a way to strike a delicate balance. He must simultaneously preserve the unity of the Isles and undermine its present rulers. Fortunately, whether on the high seas or at home in Ansiri, the right scheme can achieve anything. Duke of Minds, book 4 The end is here. It took only a single year for Leo VanOrden to do the unthinkable: claw his way up from the bottom rungs of the nobility to the seat of supreme authority. But his bloodstained ascent has created no shortage of enemies. And now, those enemies seek to usurp him from every direction. The final battle for control of Ansiri will not be easy, painless, or tidy. But it's a challenge that Leo has no choice but to embrace. Because if he fails now, everyone and everything he loves will discover just how brutal and nasty the Isles can be. Intended for mature listeners only.
©2020 Stephen L. Hadley (P)2020 Podium Audio
Thomas Clarady is recruited to spy on a group of radical Puritans at Cambridge University. Francis Bacon is his spymaster; his tutor in both tradecraft and religious politics. Their commission gets off to a deadly start when Tom finds his chief informant hanging from the roof beams. Now he must catch a murderer as well as a seditioner. His first suspect is volatile poet Christopher Marlowe, who keeps turning up in the wrong places. Dogged by unreliable assistants, chased by three lusty women, and harangued daily by the exacting Bacon, Tom risks his very soul to catch the villains and win his reward.
©2014 Anna Castle (P)2018 Anna Castle
Victorian romantic Mystery in the humorous vein of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer. The Great Detective has more in store for his landlady's niece than washing jars and labeling specimens: pistol shooting, fencing, boxing, and Jiu-Jitsu. This she can master, but Mirabella Hudson must face the greatest horror of all: Miss de Beauvais' Finishing School for Distinguished Young Ladies. Sherlock Holmes gets more than he bargained for when he hires his landlady's young ward to keep his laboratory in order. Mrs. Hudson's niece might be clever, but Mirabella Hudson is insubordinate, talks too much, is an accident waiting to happen--and, worst of all, is distractingly pretty. Unfortunately, 'pretty' is just what Sherlock Holmes needs. Sherlock might be a master of disguise, but pretty he is not. The Great Detective requires a female operative to go under cover at London's premier finishing school where Princess Elena Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro is a client--and the target of an assassination plot. If the inexperienced Miss Hudson and her employer do not succeed in saving the princess, there is trouble brewing across the globe that could potentially lead to war on a massive scale. Montenegro is a small Serbian country, but she has among her allies the Mother Russia. One unsuccessful case could ruin this young detective's career before it starts. Above all, Sherlock must have occupation. Work is the blood in his veins. Work is life. The game is afoot! And there can be no greater puzzle than what he receives in the form of one Mirabella Hudson--who might stump even Sherlock Holmes.
©2015 Suzette Hollingsworth (P)2015 Suzette Hollingsworth
From the ruthless, vice shall rise. I, Ethan Antonio Giovanni Callahan, first son of the former head of the Irish mob, Liam Alec Callahan, and former head of the Italian mafia, ex-governor, Melody Nicci Giovanni Callahan, solemnly swear to ruthlessly protect our family name, business, and way of life, no matter the cost to me or anyone else. I shall show no mercy; I shall offer no forgiveness; there will be no peace for those who stand against me. I will live for my family. I will kill for my family. I will marry for my family. I, Ivy O'Davoren, the only daughter of Shay O'Davoren, solemnly swear to ruthlessly and mercilessly exact revenge on the Callahans and all those who betrayed my father and family. I will live for revenge. I will kill for revenge. I will marry for revenge. Contains mature themes.
©2017 J. J. McAvoy (P)2018 Tantor
Harvey Milk - eloquent, charismatic, and a smart aleck - was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the age of 48 made him the most famous gay man in modern history; 20 years later, Time magazine included him on its list of the hundred most influential individuals of the 20th century. Before finding his calling as a liberal politician, however, Harvey variously tried being a schoolteacher, a securities analyst on Wall Street, a supporter of Barry Goldwater, a Broadway theater assistant, a bead-wearing hippie, the operator of a camera store, and organizer of the business community in San Francisco's Castro District. He rejected Judaism as a religion, but he was deeply influenced by the cultural values of his Jewish upbringing and his understanding of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. His early influences and his many personal and professional experiences finally came together when he decided to run for elective office as the forceful champion of gays, racial minorities, women, working people, the disabled, and senior citizens. In his last five years, he focused all of his tremendous energy on becoming a successful public figure.
©2018 Lillian Faderman (P)2018 Tantor
Hear ye, hear ye! Father-daughter duo Jeremy and Hermione Tankard are pleased to introduce the first book in a rib-tickling, heartfelt full-color graphic novel series perfect for fans of Bird & Squirrel! Yorick is a skeleton who was just dug up after a few hundred years of sleep. He speaks like it too. Forsooth, my joy, I barely can contain! Bones is the hungry dog who did the digging. Though he cannot speak, he can chomp. What will become of these two unlikely companions? Will Yorick ever find the friend he seeks? Will Bones ever find a tasty treat that does not talk back? The course of true friendship never did run smooth.
©2020 Jeremy Tankard and Hermione Tankard (P)2021 Quill Tree Books
In a spellbinding new Highlands story from New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands, the laird of the Buchanans finds the one woman who is his equal in passion and courage. Aulay Buchanan has retreated to his clans hunting lodge for a few days of relaxation. But the raven-haired beauty he pulls from the ocean puts an end to any chance of rest. Though he christens her Jetta, she knows nothing of her real identity, save that someone is trying to kill her. As she recovers, it will not be easy for Aulay to protect her and keep her honor intact when she mistakenly believes they are man and wife
Jetta sees beyond Aulays scars to the brave, loyal warrior shes proud to call her own. But as the attempts on her life grow more brazen, Jetta realizes that not all is as she believes. And if Aulay is not her husband, can she trust the desire flaring in his eyes, or his promise to defend her with his life?
©2018 Lynsay Sands (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Someones killing Londons wittiest pamphleteers. Its 1589, and England is embroiled in a furious pamphlet war between an impudent Puritan calling himself Martin Marprelate and publishings brightest wits. The archbishop wants Martin to hang. The Privy Council wants the tumult to end. But nobody knows who Martin is or where hes hiding his illegal press. Then two writers are strangled, mistaken for Thomas Nashe, the pamphleteer who is hot on Martins trail. Francis Bacon is tasked with stopping the murders - and catching Martin, while hes about it. But the more he learns, the more he fears Martin may be someone dangerously close to home. Can Bacon and his band of intelligencers stop the strangler before another writer dies, without stepping on Martins possibly very important toes? Honorable Mention for mysteries, Library Journals 2017 Indie Book Awards Buy the fourth adventure in the award-winning Francis Bacon historical mystery series today!
©2017 Anna Castle (P)2020 Anna Castle
Napoleon has England on edge. For the cunning and conniving Becky Sharp, its an opportunity to take advantage of the chaos and improve her lowly station. Her friend Amelia Sedley, a blue-blood pawn, affords Becky entrée into the moneyed class. As the guileless Amelia pines for a rakish soldier, the ruthless Becky climbs upward, setting the stage for a domestic battlefield of greed, ambition, deception, and dizzying reversals of love and fortune. Bracingly unsentimental, and featuring the wiliest woman in literature, William Makepeace Thackerays Vanity Fair is a savagely satiric panorama of English society at war. Revised edition: Previously published as Vanity Fair, this edition of Vanity Fair (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
Public Domain (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The third installment of the John Pickett series of humorous Regency mysteries finds Bow Street Runner Pickett in Scotland investigating a woman found unconscious on the beach - a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the local laird's daughter, a girl missing and presumed dead for the last 15 years. Pickett is surprised to discover that the woman was found by none other than Lady Fieldhurst and her three young nephews - and gratified to learn that her ladyship has registered at the seaside inn as Mrs. Julia Pickett. When old Angus Kirkbride dies only hours after announcing his intention of changing his will in his daughter's favor, "Mr. and Mrs. Pickett" must join forces to discover the truth about a family reunion suddenly turned deadly.
©2014 Sheri Cobb South (P)2017 Sheri Cobb South
Estranged from her husband through her failure to produce an heir, Lady Fieldhurst resolves to repay his neglect by taking a lover. Fate takes a hand when she and her would-be lover enter her bedchamber to find Lord Fieldhurst lying on the floor - with her nail scissors protruding from his neck. Bow Street Runner John Pickett, 24 years old and new to the Bow Street force, has spent most of his brief career chasing petty thieves and pickpockets. Nothing in his experience has prepared him for low dealings in high society - or for the beautiful young widow who is the chief suspect.
©2016 Sheri Cobb South (P)2016 Sheri Cobb South
When a rash of jewel thefts strikes London, magistrate Patrick Colquhoun deploys his Bow Street Runners to put a stop to the crimes. The Russian Princess Olga Fyodorovna is to attend a production of Handels Esther at Drury Lane Theatre, where she will wear a magnificent diamond necklace. The entire Bow Street force will be stationed at various locations around the theatre - including John Pickett, who will occupy a box directly across from the princess. In order to preserve his incognito, Pickett must appear to be a private gentleman attending the theatre. Mr. Colquhoun recommends that he have a female companion - a lady, in fact, who might prevent him from making any glaring faux pas. But the only lady of Picketts acquaintance is Julia, Lady Fieldhurst, to whom he accidentally contracted a Scottish irregular marriage several months earlier, and with whom he is seeking an annulment against his own inclinations - and for whom he recklessly declared his love, secure in the belief he would never see her again. The inevitable awkwardness of their reunion is forgotten when the theatre catches fire. In the confusion, the Russian diamonds are stolen, and Pickett is struck in the head and rendered unconscious. Suddenly it is up to Julia not only to nurse him back to health, but to discover his attacker and bring the culprit - and the jewel thief - to justice.
©2016 Sheri Cobb South (P)2018 Sheri Cobb South
The Daughters of Avalon is a brand-new historical series by New York Times best-selling author Tanya Anne Crosby. Medieval romance with a sprinkling of fantasy. Praised for her beauty and grace, deep down, Seren Pendragon fears a tempest rising inside her. Her mother is a witch, her sisters are in peril, and she has been promised to a beast of a man who's already conspired against one king. When she and her youngest sister seize an opportunity for escape neither realizes how much their struggle will cost. Alas, it will take a tragedy to unleash Serens inner fire. The Bastard of Warkworth is no stranger to misfortune. Everything he held dear vanished one night in a wisp of smoke, and he has been scarred by his encounters with Seren's mother, Morwen Pendragon - mentally and physically. Even so, when one of the witchs daughters finds herself in trouble, Will must find the champion within himself and ride to her rescue. Book four of Daughters of Avalon. A brand-new historical series, by New York Times best-selling author Tanya Anne Crosby. Books in this series Book 1: The King's Favorite (Elspeth's Story) Book 2: The Holly & the Ivy Book 3: A Winter's Rose Book 4: Fire Song Book 5: Rhiannon
©2019 Tanya Anne Crosby (P)2020 Tanya Anne Crosby
Forget the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz you know. Because in Ozland, the only way home is to kill the wicked. With Everland and Umberland both destroyed, the survivors have taken refuge in a small village tucked within the shadows of the Bloodred Queen's castle. Doc has found an actual cure for the Horologia virus, while Gwen, Pete, and Alyssa begin plotting the assassination of the queen with the help of Gail, an excellent huntress. But killing the queen won't be enough. The world has been destroyed and its needs a ruler to set things right again. A ruler who is good, kind, and fair. Someone like the former king of Germany. But he's dead...or is he? There's a rumor that the king has been hidden away in a secret land, where only the worthiest can find him. Desperate to end the war, a plan is hatched that could put everything right again, only before it's set in motion, the village is burned to the ground, all survivors taken prisoner to the castle. Except Gail. But is one girl enough to find a long-dead king, kill the wicked queen, and save the world?
©2018 Wendy Spinale (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.
When magistrate Patrick Colquhoun orders a habitual thief and ne'er-do-well transported to Botany Bay, he doesn't realize a 14-year-old boy has been left behind to follow in his father's footsteps - not until young John Pickett is hauled into Bow Street for stealing an apple from the produce market at Covent Garden. Feeling to some extent responsible for the boy, Mr. Colquhoun prevails upon Elias Granger, a prosperous coal merchant, to take him on as an apprentice. For the next five years, John Pickett hauls coal in exchange for room and board. The work is dirty and hard, but the drudgery is lightened by the occasional deliveries to Bow Street, where Mr. Colquhoun usually tosses Pickett a coin for his pains. An even more pleasant diversion exists in the form of Mr. Granger's pert daughter Sophy, with whom Pickett tumbles headlong into love. And then one day 19-year-old John Pickett stumbles by accident into a criminal investigation that will bring him once again to the attention of Bow Street for an entirely different reason, and will change the course of his life.
©2015 Sheri Cobb South (P)2016 Sheri Cobb South
Everything I've done, everything I will do...there will be no regret. The world is a vicious place for a woman. It's even crueler to the daughter of the Ceann na Conairte - discarded, married off, left powerless...But I am no ordinary daughter of the mafia. Unlike every other mafia family, my mother was Melody Callahan, Bloody Mel, the Don of the Italian Mafia, and the Don didn't raise some precious mafia princess. Bone by bone she broke me first, so no one else could - and bone by bone, I pieced myself back together. I am no longer just the daughter. I am the Don. I am Donatella Aviela Callahan, and there is only one way - my way. Contains mature themes.
©2017 J. J. McAvoy (P)2018 Tantor
When Julia, Lady Fieldhurst, returns from Scotland restless and out of sorts, her friend Emily Dunnington plans a select dinner party with half a dozen male guests from whom Julia may choose a lover. But Emily's dinner ends in disaster when one of her guests, Sir Reginald Montague, is shot dead. When Bow Street Runner John Pickett is summoned to Emily's house, he is faced with the awkward task of informing Lady Fieldhurst that their recent masquerade as a married couple (Family Plot) has resulted in their being legally wed. Beset by distractions - including the humiliating annulment procedure and the flattering attentions of Lady Dunnington's pretty young housemaid - Pickett must find the killer of a man whom everyone has reason to want dead.
©2015 Sheri Cobb South (P)2017 Sheri Cobb South
Maxine must decide if she can love a monster...one who leaves nothing in his wake but blood and sorrow. Maxine Parker expected to lose her life when the Vampire King swept through her city like a plague. She did not expect to lose her heart to him as well. Caught between her desire to protect the living and her love for Dracula, she suddenly finds herself the enemy of the hunters who had once been her allies. As the Vampire King unleashes his army of the damned and turns Boston into a sea of carnage, she must decide if she can love the monster for what he is or if she must be the one to end his bloody crusade through history once and for all....
©2021 Kathryn Ann Kingsley (P)2021 Podium Audio
Life has never been easy for the second-born Callahan son, Wyatt. Trained as a doctor, but born a Callahan, his life has always been one of warring dualities. But when the Callahan family suffers a massive blow, it's time for Wyatt to step up and decide, once and for all, who he really is. Will Wyatt rise to the challenge as his enemies close in or will his actions lead to destruction of the world's most powerful mafia family? Contains mature themes.
©2018 JJ McAvoy (P)2018 Tantor
"Twilight meets Outlander"! From USA Today best-selling series Vampire Girl, comes the next book in the saga: Moonlight Prince. For fans of Twilight, A Shade of Vampire, and Outlander, experience a fantasy romance with an original twist on an old tale. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until I sold my soul to save my mother. Now the final battle approaches, and I am not prepared.
©2017 Dmytry and Alexa Lux and Karpov Kinrade (P)2017 Dmytry and Alexa Lux and Karpov Kinrade
Exile never felt so good.... Tom's a trained sniper, not a babysitter. He kills rogue immortals for a living, but after releasing classified information to a friend, he's banished to a remote location with the CRF's most prized asset. Can two tortured souls find solace and love in one another? Secrets unfold as Tom forms a forbidden relationship with his new charge. The immortal woman evokes memories and feelings long forgotten, and forces him to question everything he's ever known. Sacrifices must be made. A rash decision sends them both running for their lives as enemies vie for their heads. Some bonds are meant to be broken.... RWA Golden Quill 2018 Paranormal Romance Finalist
©2017 Lexi C. Foss (P)2019 Lexi C. Foss
Eager to escape London following the scandal of her husband's death, Lady Fieldhurst accepts an invitation to spend the summer in rural Yorkshire as the guest of Sir Gerald and Lady Hollingshead. She soon discovers, however, that country life is not the panacea she had hoped for. Tension reigns and tempers flare at Hollingshead Place, due in large part to Lady Hollingshead's ambitions for her daughter, a lovely young lady destined for a brilliant marriage in spite of her love for a penniless curate. When a dinner party ends with the death of the vicar - a kindly old soul whose only sin appears to be the authorship of a dull local history - Lady Fieldhurst suspects foul play and sends for Bow Street Runner John Pickett, with one stipulation: since she is a guest in the house, Picket must keep his connection to Bow Street a secret. Pickett obliges by presenting himself as her footman, complete with livery and powdered hair. But Pickett soon has his white-gloved hands full sifting through old secrets, uncovering hidden passions, and dealing with a demanding housekeeper - not to mention avoiding the younger daughter of the house, a precocious 14-year-old with a school girl infatuation for the faux footman. Then there is the problem of Lady Fieldhurst herself, at once an able assistant and an all too pleasant distraction.
©2008 Sheri Cobb South (P)2017 Sheri Cobb South
Bow Street Runner John Pickett and Julia, Lady Fieldhurst, seem to have reached an impasse as they wait for the annulment of their accidental marriage to come before the ecclesiastical court. In the meantime, Pickett is summoned to investigate the theft of almost 200 pounds from a linen-draper's shop - but finds no sign that either the shop or the safe where the money was kept had been forced open. Given the lack of evidence, he can only assume the money was taken by someone inside. With a host of suspects and a hostile hound named Brutus impeding his progress, Pickett must resort to the tricks of his former trade in order to catch a thief in the act.
©2016 Sheri Cobb South (P)2017 Sheri Cobb South
After a modest wedding ceremony, Bow Street Runner John Pickett and his bride, Julia, the former Lady Fieldhurst, set out for a wedding trip to Somersetshire, where Pickett must face his greatest challenge yet: meeting his in-laws. Sir Thaddeus and Lady Runyon are shocked at their daughters hasty remarriage - and appalled by her choice of a second husband. Pickett, for his part, is surprised to learn that Julia once had an elder sister: Claudia, Lady Buckleigh, disappeared 13 years earlier, leaving no trace beyond a blood-soaked shawl. When Sir Thaddeus confides that his wife is convinced Claudias spirit now haunts her childhood home, Pickett sees a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of Julias family. He agrees to investigate and, hopefully, lay the Runyon "ghost", whoever - or whatever - it is. Matters take a grisly turn when Sir Thaddeus' groom is discovered with his throat slit. The timing could hardly be worse, for the whole village is aflutter with the news that Lord Buckleigh has brought home a new bride just when Major James Pennington, the vicars son who was Claudias childhood sweetheart, has returned on leave from war in the Peninsula. The major was apparently the last person to see Claudia alive, and Pickett is convinced he knows more about her disappearance than hes telling. Suddenly, it seems the distant past is not so distant, after all. It may not even be past....
©2017 Sheri Cobb South (P)2018 Sheri Cobb South
"Tanya Anne Crosby pens a tale that touches your soul and lives forever in your heart." (Sherrilyn Kenyon, number-one New York Times best-selling author) The King's Favorite is a new, never-before published book - the first of a new series by New York Times best-selling author Tanya Anne Crosby. Bartering a deal with their witchy mother, Stephen the Usurper intends to wed all five sisters to his "new men." Fearing her gifts will be used to defeat her sister Matilda, Elspeth escapes the Black Mountain priory that has sheltered them since their father's death, only to find herself indebted to, of all men, a Scotsman, whose loyalties are in question.... Left to face the wrath of a new sovereign, Malcom Scott is forced to swear fealty to Stephen of Blois in order to keep the demesne he won by slaying his own grandsire. But having done so, hes pitted himself against Scotia, and even his own sire. Yet even as he realizes there is no turning back, the late King's favorite illegitimate daughter may offer him more than he ever anticipated. "Tanya Anne Crosby is a master of her genre." (Internationally best-selling author Laurin Wittig) "Tanya Anne Crosby returns to writing historical fiction as only she can: superbly and beautifully...." (Suzan Tisdale, best-selling author of Rowan's Lady) "Tanya Anne Crosby builds worlds that immediately draw you in, with multi-dimensional characters and rich, detailed story lines. Her stories are absolutely riveting." (Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today best-selling author)
©2018 Tanya Anne Crosby (P)2018 Tanya Anne Crosby
From USA TODAY best-selling series Vampire Girl, comes the next book in the saga: Midnight Star. For fans of Twilight, A Shade of Vampire, and Outlander, experience a fantasy romance with an original twist on an old tale. I was an ordinary girl living an ordinary life until I sold my soul to save my mother. Now, I am forced to choose between my heart and my conscience. Either way, someone I love will die. Scroll up and click the buy button now to continue the journey...
©2016 Karpov Kinrade (P)2016 Karpov Kinrade
Senior Nick Moody is the second string quarterback on Roosevelt High Schools championship football team. Hes crushed on Mia for years, but she doesnt know he exists. Its time to come off the bench and into the game. Nick refuses to graduate without getting the girl or the glory. Mia Ashlock is the remarkably kind cheer captain. Shes a yes girl, and her penchant for people pleasing always leads to bad relationships. After being humiliated in a very public dumping, her teammates decide to break her bad habit with a ban on boyfriends. When Nick sees a poster advertising cheer tryouts, he has a crazy idea: quit football and become a cheerleader. Its perfect! He can get close to Mia and steal the spotlight, using his true and hidden talent - gymnastics. Nick and Mia have instant chemistry, but it does him little good. If Mias zero-dating rule werent bad enough, the team treats him less like boyfriend material and more like one of the girls. Breaching the friendzone will be much harder than he thought.
©2021 Robin Daniels (P)2021 OrangeSky Audio
To the outside world, they look like American royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, and rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two bosses, cultures, and hearts. Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago and follows the life and marriage of Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan - rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Their marriage was arranged by their fathers in hopes to end years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians. Liam believes he's getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need...the complete opposite of Melody. She knows exactly what type of man he is and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life building. The mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for them, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down those who stand in their way. Warning: This book contains adult language and subject matter including graphic violence and sex that maybe disturbing or triggers for some listeners. This book is not intended for listeners under the age of 18. This book is written in the perceptive of mobsters who aren't looking for redemption or possess a heart of gold.
©2014 J.J. McAvoy (P)2015 J.J. McAvoy
Experience the USA Today best-selling novel taking the world by storm! With over 3000 world-wide five-star reviews, Vampire Girl puts a new twist on an old tale. For fans of Twilight, A Shade of Vampire, and Outlander, comes a new series that will suck you in and leave you wanting more. Amazon top 100 best seller Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Fantasy You think it's safe to walk alone at night. It's not. You think the only threat is other humans. It's not. Monsters are real. Demons are real. Vampires are real. And I'm about to become one of them. My name is Arianna Spero. I was an ordinary girl living an ordinary life until my mother lapsed into a coma. Now, I am her only hope. She made a deal with the devil, and on my 18th birthday he came to collect. But there's a way to save her. There's something the princes of hell want more than my mother. Me. So I signed my soul away and promised to pick a prince to marry. I would take the blood oath, become one of them, and give them an heir. I would become a princess of hell, and my mother would live. I expected fire and brimstone. I expected pain and misery. I didn't expect beauty. I didn't expect magic. I didn't expect love. But the princes are keeping secrets from me. Secrets that could shatter everything. Scroll up and click the buy button now to uncover the truth...
©2016 Karpov Kinrade (P)2016 Karpov Kinrade
In the end...we all lose. How well do you think you know the Callahans? Yes, I'm asking you. Because I know you've been watching. The chaos, the violence, the love, and the madness - who could look away? Not me, for sure. My grandmother always told me...where you look is where you go. So I ask again, how well do you think you know the Callahans? Do you really think you understand Melody, Liam, or even Ethan? I have to wonder - will your mind be able to handle it? We haven't met yet, but ready or not, here I come. The true queen of Chicago. For now, you may call me Calliope. Contains mature themes.
©2019 J. J. McAvoy (P)2019 Tantor
Caught in a war between the living and the dead, which side will Maxine choose? Boston, 1897 Deaths arrival in Boston was heralded by a crimson moon and screams in the night. The vampire king will claim what he wants in the city, unless someone is brave enough to stop him.... Maxine Parkers life is an agonizingly solitary one, and not by choice. life. Her empathic ability renders it impossible for her to touch a living soul without killing them. But she cannot kill what is already dead. Thrust into the middle of a war between the vampire king and three stalwart hunters, she finds herself drawn to Draculas alluring seduction. Giving in to her attraction to him would mark the end of her life. Will that be the sacrifice required to save the people of Boston from the plague of death closing in on them? Dark fantasy and gothic romance blend seamlessly with horror in this gripping pause-resister.
©2020 Kathryn Ann Kingsley (P)2021 Podium Audio
From USA Today best-selling series Vampire Girl, comes the next book in the saga: Silver Flame. For fans of Twilight, A Shade of Vampire, and Outlander, experience a fantasy romance with an original twist on an old tale. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until I sold my soul to save my mother. Now, I am trapped between two worlds. Between the vampire demons who own my contract and the Fae whose bloodline flows in me. Between the prince I'm falling in love with and the race his kind has enslaved. Scroll up and click the buy button now to continue the journey...
©2016 Karpov Kinrade (P)2016 Karpov Kinrade
Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted protégé Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork. The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder. Bacon's powerful uncle, Lord Burghley, suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the murdered man's legal honors and wealthy clients. Highly-placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss - and in danger - until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.
©2104 Anna Castle (P)2017 Anna Castle
The stories collected in the twelve volumes of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors have captivated generations of readers. In The Blue Fairy Book, the first in his legendary series, Lang compiled and edited tales from the Brothers Grimm, Madame dAulnoy, and French, Scandinavian, and Middle Eastern sources. He captured the folkloric traditions and dark origins of dozens of the world's best-known fairy-tale characters, including Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow-White, Cinderella, and Rumpelstiltskin. Here is a rich legacy of storytelling set once upon a time and lasting forevermore. These classic fairy tales, collected and published in 1889, may be unsuitable for children. Please use your discretion before listening and sharing these stories. Revised edition: Previously published as The Blue Fairy Book, this edition of The Blue Fairy Book (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
She has every right to feel venomous resentment.... Convicted of a murder she didnt commit, sniper Henri Anderson suffers two years of hard time before shes given a choice - accept an unknown assignment offered by a seedy foreign dignitary or head for home. The decision took all of two seconds. At least thats what she thinks, until a mysterious Scottish man shows up and offers a deal sweet enough to tempt a saint. But has the rugged, blue-eyed closer met his match? Annoyed that ICE is wasting his time by sending him to Utah to recruit a talented soldier who has already turned them down, Secret Agent Mike Rose has no intention of failing. Hes a tough guy with more persuasion in his hard stare than most people manage with an oration. Disarmed by a woman whos not only tenacious, shes downright stunning, Mike tempts Henri with something even a hardened Delta Force sniper cant refuse. And once shes hooked, Mike thinks hes done - he can go back to covert ops working alone. But Henri isnt a woman whos easy to forget. And when shes snared by the clutches of the very man who framed her for murder, the big Scot will sell his soul to save her.
©2017 Amy Jarecki (P)2017 Amy Jarecki
Revolutionary terrorists, a dead British agent, a man-eating tiger, and the Commander of the British Army cavorting with a Russian spy! Since the assassination of Czar Alexander II in 1881, the oppression of the Russian people has increased dramatically under the rule of the new Czar, Alexander III, fueling the flames of revolution. Cirque d'Hiver, the Parisian Circus, becomes a hotbed of anti-czarist activity in France. An undercover British agent is the target of a gruesome tiger attack. If that isn't enough, the Commander-in-Chief of the British army (and the Queen's cousin) cannot be dissuaded from romancing a circus barebacked rider and wanders into the middle of a known spy ring. Now, we have a national emergency. Despite being a master of disguise, Sherlock Holmes is unable to infiltrate the circus as the tiger trainer's female assistant, finding that he is neither attractive nor convincing in tights. Enter Sherlock's laboratory assistant and chief bottle washer, Mirabella Hudson, whose youth and gender are her protection against suspicion. While Sherlock enjoys a lavish Parisian hotel, solving the case in comparative luxury, and Dr. John Watson romances a circus beauty and supposed Russian spy, Sherlock orders Mirabella to face man-eating tigers. She becomes a circus performer overnight in the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris, investigating anti-czarist espionage activity, searching for a lost Zulu princess, solving the murder of a British agent, and protecting the world from the leakage of British military secrets to Russia. Monarchies are collapsing daily and the world is on the brink of revolution. But most importantly, the game is afoot!
©2015 Suzette Hollingsworth (P)2016 Suzette Hollingsworth
The town of Willow Creek is seemingly free after Remy's sacrifice set off a life-altering chain of events that resulted in the demise of most of the world's vampire population. Sabine flees to her home afterward, except her family has disappeared and a "For Sale" sign is planted in her front yard. Just when she thinks she's lost it all, she's summoned back to Willow Creek Manor. Confused, and almost certainly walking into a trap, she reluctantly returns, only to find that the king of vampires still lives; and he is none other than her Remy. The dead love of her life is alive, but he doesn't quite seem like the same man. With the help of a witch, a ghost, and a longtime enemy, can Sabine bring back the man she fell in love with or will she lose him forever?
©2014, 2015 Stephanie Summers (P)2016 Stephanie Summers
When Sir Donald MacDonald, Baronet of Sleat, meets trews-wearing, musket-wielding, redheaded Mary of Castleton, he's completely flummoxed. Such a woman would never fit in to his aristocratic way of life. And Mary wants nothing to do with her father's wishes for her betrothal. Indeed, the two agree on one thing: They are completely, utterly and inarguably incompatible. But when Mary is abducted from Dunscaith Castle and spirited away in Sir Donald's sea galley, the baronet has no choice but to mount a rescue. When his plans are thwarted at every turn, Donald and Mary are thrown in a tumultuous a race for their very lives. Though destiny brings them together, Don must face the truth smoldering in the recesses of his heart. Can he cast aside his ideals and declare his love for the saucy Highland lass?
©2016 Amy Jarecki (P)2016 Amy Jarecki
Alexander Lambeth, fifth earl of Grenville, had eyes only for the fair Lady Elizabeth during his first London season. Unfortunately Elizabeth's father brokered her marriage to another. Fancying himself broken hearted, Alex consented to a loveless union with Lady Felicity, daughter of wealthy Lord Morecombe. Five years into his marriage, his first love is widowed, and Alex's wife seems to believe he will waste no time making Lady Elizabeth his mistress. As Felicity chooses to live apart from him, a surprisingly difficult choice is thrust upon Alex. Whom does he truly desire - the ethereal Elizabeth or the maddening Felicity?
©2014 G.G. Vandagriff (P)2015 C.L. Oakwood
When Lord John returns from the Battle of Waterloo nursing a serious wound and a case of melancholia, he is hopeful of beginning a happier phase in his life. Living with a wife and family in his native Lincolnshire would soothe his soul. His sights are set on the lovely Miss Lindsay, his country neighbor's daughter. But to his mystification, he keeps getting distracted by her family's governess - a little dab of a thing who is not at all what she seems. What is her secret? His determination to solve the mystery of Miss Haverley begins to seriously undermine his interest in Miss Lindsay, who is confident he is about to offer for her. In the face of this, how can he pursue his interest in the family governess? Not only must he solve this dilemma, but he must discover what the petite woman is hiding. When Miss Haverley begs him to resist satisfying his curiosity because such a course could bring her harm, his dilemma doubles. His enchantment turns to worry. He is more determined than ever to rescue her from whatever demons she is trying to escape, for Miss Haverley alone seems to have the power to stir him to passion and hope for a new life.
©2015 G.G. Vandagriff (P)2015 CL Oakwood
Six races. Four realms. One human girl who can bring them together in peace or war. Lilae has been hunted since the night of her birth, for she is heir to a god's throne. But everything that her surrogate family has done to protect her may have been for nothing. After Lilae is stripped of her powers and enslaved by the emperor of the Mithrani, she finds herself desperate to survive in a strange new world. On the other side of the world, Liam leads his army across the realm to protect the Tryans and the fairies from those who would do them harm. But when their odds of survival become next to impossible, he must set out on a journey to find a dragon, a child, and the blessing of a fallen god to aid him in the inevitable realm war. The path forward for both Liam and Lilae seems clear, until their dreamscapes collide. But while they draw strength from their connection, Lilae may be falling for the emperor, who should be her greatest enemy.
©2015, 2016 Kenya Moore (P)2016 Kenya Moore
In this enchanting first novel, an irrepressibly optimistic oddball orphan is thrust into the wilds of postwar New York City after an extraordinary childhood in a theater - Candide by way of John Irving, with a hint of Charles Dickens Abandoned as an infant by his actress mother in her theater dressing room, August March was raised by an ancient laundress. Highly intelligent, a tad feral, August is a true child of the theater - able to recite Shakespeare before he knew the alphabet. But like all productions, Augusts wondrous time inside the theater comes to a close, and he finds himself in the wilds of postwar New York City, where he quickly rises from pickpocket street urchin to star student at the stuffiest boarding school in the nation. To survive, August must rely upon the kindness of strangers, only some of whom have his best interests at heart. As he grows up, his heart begins to yearn for love - which he may or may not finally find in Penny, a clever and gifted con artist. Aaron Jackson has crafted a brilliant, enchanting story at once profound and delightfully entertaining. Like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The World According to Garp, and Be Frank with Me, this razor-sharp debut - a classic tale of a young innocent who finally finds his way, reminds us that everyone can find love. Even August March.
©2020 Aaron Jackson (P)2020 HarperAudio