The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they've always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil. Except Andrew doesn't give up anything for free, and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don't have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil's fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage. Neil's days are numbered, but he's learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won't believe in himself.
Â©2013 Nora Sakavic (P)2018 Tantor
Whether her heroes are English lords or sexy vampires, this classic historical romance from Lynsay Sands proves that the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author has what it takes to captivate her listeners. In this delightful tale of medieval passion, a loyal knight competes with a dangerous villain for the affections of King Edward IIIâs comely goddaughter - who is not really the petulant brat she first appears to be.Â If you love the historicals of Julie Garwood and Jill Barnett or are a fan of Lynsayâs Argeneau vampire paranormal romance novels and want to experience another side of their talented author, make a date with The Brat!
Â©2007 Lynsay Sands (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of literatureâs earliest works of science fiction. It vividly animates a fantastical subterranean world as an intrepid crew, led by the eccentric Otto Lidenbrock, traverses the planetâs core and its various bizarre obstacles: giant mushrooms and insects, a herd of mastodons, prehistoric humans, a treacherous pit of magma, and more. Tim Curry, narrator of the customer favorite A Christmas Carol, returns for an encore performance that delivers a range of distinct character voices and captures the energy and enthusiasm of a time when scientific exploration was a brand new adventure.
Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
A Sunday Times best seller. The suspenseful eighth Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler. Dirk Pitt doesn't go looking for adventure: it finds him easily enough. His chance witnessing of an airship disaster - which nearly kills him - and subsequent discovery of the gruesome fate of the crew sets in motion the most nail-biting chain of events of his career. The hijacking on a golf course of one of the world's most powerful leaders; an exotic but outrageous undercover operation in the Caribbean; the sinister intrigue of a secret power base on the moon...Pitt's considerable resources and guile are about to be tested to the limit. But when he finds a trail leading towards a fabulous treasure hidden fathoms deep in the ocean, Pitt realises he is on to something very special indeed.Â For somewhere in the raging waters lies the legendary lost lady of El Dorado, the golden prize that had already lured thousands to their graves....
Â©2019 Clive Cussler (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK
DÃ©couvrez l'inspectrice RenÃ©e Ballard, la nouvelle hÃ©roÃ¯ne de Michael Connelly. RelÃ©guÃ©e au quart de nuit du commissariat d'Hollywood, l'inspectrice RenÃ©e Ballard se lance dans des enquÃªtes qu'elle n'a pas le droit de mener Ã leur terme. Le rÃ¨glement l'oblige en effet Ã les confier aux inspecteurs de jour dÃ¨s la fin de son service. Mais, une nuit, elle tombe sur deux affaires qu'elle refuse d'abandonner : le tabassage d'un prostituÃ© laissÃ© pour mort dans un parking, et le meurtre d'une jeune femme lors d'une fusillade dans un night-club. En violation de toutes les rÃ¨gles et contre les dÃ©sirs mÃªmes de son coÃ©quipier, elle dÃ©cide de travailler les deux dossiers de jour tout en honorant ses quarts de nuit. L'Ã©puisement la gagne, ses dÃ©mons la rattrapent et la hiÃ©rarchie s'acharne, mais RenÃ©e Ballard n'est pas du genre Ã se laisser marcher sur les pieds.
Â©2017 / 2019 Titre original (Ãtats-Unis) : The Late Show. Hieronymus, Inc. PubliÃ© avec l'accord de Little, Brown and Company, Inc., New York, ous droits rÃ©servÃ©s / Pour la traduction franÃ§aise : Calmann-LÃ©vy (P)2019 Audiolib
Don't Miss the Original Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski! Tom Clancy delivers a #1 New York Times bestselling Jack Ryan novel that will remind readers why he is the acknowledged master of international intrigue and nonstop military action. It is The Campus. Secretly created under the administration of President Jack Ryan, its sole purpose is to eliminate terrorists and those who protect them. Officially, it has no connection to the American government - a necessity in a time when those in power consider themselves above such arcane ideals as loyalty, justice, and right or wrong. Now covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. and his compatriots at The Campus - joined by black ops warriors John Clark and âDingâ Chavez - have come up against their greatest foe: a sadistic killer known as the Emir. Mastermind of countless horrific attacks, the Emir has eluded capture by every law enforcement agency in the world. But his greatest devastation is yet to be unleashed as he plans a monumental strike at the heart of America. On the trail of the Emir, Jack Ryan Jr. will find himself following in his legendary fatherâs footsteps on a manhunt that will take him and his allies across the globe, into the shadowy arenas of political gamesmanship, and back onto U.S. soil in a race to prevent the possible fall of the West....
Â©2010 by Rubicon, Inc. (P)2010 by Brilliance Audio, Inc., all rights reserved.
Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known, and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself, to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed, and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler's dark reign, and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages.
Â©2005 Elizabeth Kostova. All Rights Reserved. (P)2005 Books on Tape
A contemporary adventure based on Mayan mythology from Rick Riordan Presents!Â
Zane Obispo spends every day exploring the sleeping volcano in his backyard. "The Beast", as he calls it, is the one place where he can escape other kids, who make fun of him because he has a limp and walks with a cane.Â Â
After a twin-engine plane crashes into The Beast, a mysterious girl named Brooks shows up at Zane's doorstep, insisting that they meet at the volcano, where she will reveal a terrible secret. Zane agrees, mostly because beautiful girls like her don't usually talk to him. Brooks tells him that the volcano is actually a centuries-old prison for the Mayan god of death, whose destiny is directly tied to Zane's. No way, Zane thinks. He's just a 13-year-old nobody, and destiny or no destiny, he wants nothing to do with any of it, especially some god of death.Â Â
But Brooks opens his eyes to the truth: magic, monsters, and gods are real, and Zane is at the center of an ancient prophecy that could mean the destruction of the world. Suddenly finding himself entangled in a web of dangerous secrets, Zane embarks on a quest that will take him far from home and test him to the very core.Â Â
Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Mayan mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.
Â©2018 J. C. Cervantes (P)2018 Listening Library
Please write and tell me why you should live here.
Toby Dobbs received a big Victorian house with too many bedrooms to count as a wedding present from his father, but his marriage is over within a month. Very alone, and very lonely, Toby posts an advertisement seeking the Unexpectedly Alone to become his roommates. Fifteen years later, the wayward souls he takes in are still living with him, with no intention of leaving.Â
Please tell me how I can convince you to move out.
Toby Dobbs has met Leah Pilgrim from across the road, and they're falling in love. But before they can begin a new life together, Toby and Leah must help Toby's house of sweet slackers and lovelorn misfits grow up, solve their problems, and set themselves free. But can their new relationship survive the test?Â
Â©2008 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
"If you liked The Whisper Man, youâll love this. Alex North has crafted a second novel which is just as gripping as his first and even scarier. Hugely atmospheric and deliciously creepy, itâs about how the past encroaches on the present, and how dreaming influences reality, until in the frightening world of The Shadows, it becomes harder and harder to tell one from the other...and the nightmare takes over." (Alex Michaelides, author of the number one New York Times best seller The Silent Patient) The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times best seller The Whisper Man You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile - always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that itâs attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet - and inspired more than one copycat. Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree - and his victim - were Paulâs friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and suffering from dementia, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home. It's not long before things start to go wrong. Paul learns that Detective Amanda Beck is investigating another copycat that has struck in the nearby town of Featherbank. His mother is distressed, insistent that there's something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day 25 years ago.It wasn't just the murder. It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again....Â A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books
Â©2020 Alex North (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Explaining that an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others underlies most psychological and many physiological problems, clinicians Laurence Heller, PhD, and Aline LaPierre, PsyD, introduce the NeuroAffective Relational Modelâ¢ (NARM), a unified approach to developmental, attachment, and shock trauma that emphasizes working in the present moment. NARM is a somatically based psychotherapy that helps bring into awareness the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional, without making the regressed, dysfunctional elements the primary theme of the therapy. It emphasizes a person's strengths, capacities, resources, and resiliency, and is a powerful tool for working with both nervous system regulation and distortions of identity such as low self-esteem, shame, and chronic self-judgment. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2012 Laurence Heller, PhD, and Aline LaPierre, PsyD (P)2015 Tantor
The New York Times bestselling author draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything youâve ever wanted to knowâand moreâabout navigating the new world. Gary Vaynerchukâthe inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush itâknows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow. #AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Distilling and expanding on the podcastâs most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else youâve been afraid to ask but are dying to know. Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthyâand even buying wine. Whether you're planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way. Narrators include: Gary Vaynerchuk, Jack Welch, Dave Ramsey, Seth Godin, Kevin Jonas, Casey Neistat, Draymond Green, Alex De Simone, Adam Braun, Adam Grant, AJ Vaynerchuk, Al Harrington, Alan Belcher, Alexis O'Hanian, Andrew Greif, Andy Dunn, Andy Krainak, Benjamin Lazarus, Beth Comstock, Black Coffee, Brittany Hoffman, Charlie Ebersol, Chase Jarvis, Chef Lizette, Cristie Kerr, Dana Anderson, Dawn Swick-Renshaw, Dennis Crowley, Dustin Keller, Erik Dellenback, Greg Pesci, India Kieser, Jack Haber, Jason Calacanis, Jason Farris, Jason Fried, John Legend, Justin Brooke, Kevin Asp, Leo LaPorte, Leslie Blodgett, Mike Vacanti, Peter Brown, Phil Rosenthal, Phillip Gimmi, Ross Walker, Scott Wyden, Sean Burrows, Shonduras, Soren Azorian, Staphon Lawrence, Steph Ruhle, Steve Sadove, Steve Unwin, Dr. Thiago Moraes, Tim Evans, Tom Ferry, Troy Carter, Warren Weeks, Zak Moy, Matt DeMayo, and Nathan Scherotter.
Â©2016 Gary Vaynerchuk (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Said to be the world's longest poem, Mahabharata was originally composed in 100,000 Sanskrit verses by the ancient Indian sage Vyasa. Revered as a sacred text within Hinduism, it contains the great spiritual teaching Bhagavad-gita. Krishna Dharma has condensed the epic into a fast paced novel that fully retains the majestic mood of the original. A powerful and moving tale, it recounts the history of the five heroic Pandava brothers, sons of the Emperor Pandu. Cheated of their kingdom and sent into exile by their envious cousins, they set off on a fascinating journey during which we meet gods, sages, mystics and mighty warrior kings. Profound spiritual themes underlie the thrilling narrative, making it one of the world's most revered texts. Culminating in an apocalyptic war, Mahabharata is a masterpiece of suspense, intrigue, and illuminating wisdom.
Â©1999 Krishna Dharma (P)2015 Krishna Dharma
Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known - and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself - to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed - and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler's dark reign - and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages. Parsing obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions - and evading the unknown adversaries who will go to any lengths to conceal and protect Vlad's ancient powers - one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful - and utterly unforgettable.
Â©2008 Elizabeth Kostova (P)2016 Random House Audio
Sure to become a classic on female empowerment, a groundbreaking exploration of the personal, cultural, and global implications of intergenerational trauma created by patriarchy, how it is passed down from mothers to daughters, and how we can break this destructive cycle. Why do women keep themselves small and quiet? Why do they hold back professionally and personally? What fuels the uncertainty and lack of confidence so many women often feel? In this paradigm-shifting book, leading feminist thinker Bethany Webster identifies the source of womenâs trauma. She calls it the Mother Wound - the systemic disenfranchisement of women by the patriarchy - and reveals how this cycle is perpetuated by wounded mothers who unconsciously pass on damaging beliefs and behaviors to their daughters. In her workshops, online courses, and talks, Webster has helped countless women re-examine their lives and their relationships with their mothers, giving them the vocabulary to voice their pain, and encouraging them to share their experiences. In this manifesto and self-help guide, she offers practical tools for identifying the manifestations of the Mother Wound in our daily life and strategies we can use to heal ourselves and prevent our daughters from enduring the same pain. In addition, she offers step-by-step advice on how to reconnect with our inner child, grieve the mother we didnât have, stop people-pleasing, and, ultimately, transform our heartache and anger into healing and self-love. Revealing how women are affected by the Mother Wound, even if they don't personally identify as survivors,Â Discovering the Inner MotherÂ revolutionizes how we view mother-daughter relationships and gives us the inspiration and guidance we need to improve our lives and ultimately create a more equitable society for all.Â Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2020 Bethany Webster (P)2020 HarperAudio
From USA Today best-selling author Dane McCaslin and Kimberly Griggs comes a deadly day in paradise.... When photographer Autumn Season lands the job of official photographer at the prestigious Aloha Lagoon Resort, she's ecstatic. But a lively luau suddenly turns deadly, and Autumn realizes she may have accidentally snapped a picture of a murder in progress! Now the killer will go to any lengths to protect his (or her) identity, and Autumn is clearly in their sights.Â With the help of her best friend, super hottie, and head of the Aloha Lagoon Resort Security, Jimmy Toki, Autumn sets out to find the killer's identity before the killer finds her. What do stolen camera equipment, a bossy busty blonde, and a group of jealous surfers have to do with it all? Autumn isn't sure, but when another luau ends in another body, Aloha Lagoon might be headed for infamy instead of fame. If Autumn doesn't get to the bottom of it all soon, she may just be the next victim to wipe out!Â About Aloha Lagoon: There's trouble in paradise.... Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget!
Â©2019 Dane McCaslin and Kimberly Griggs (P)2020 Dane McCaslin and Kimberly Griggs
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES! The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger takes listeners into the heart of family loyalty in this twisty thriller that proves that the darkest secrets are often closest to home. Paul Copeland, a New Jersey county prosecutor, is still grieving the loss of his sister twenty years ago - the night she walked into the woods, never to be seen again. But now, a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to the disappearance. The victim could be the boy who vanished along with Paul's sister. And, as hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family's past threaten to tear apart everything Paul has been trying to hold together....
Â©2007 Harlan Coben (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
Network marketing is one of the fastest-growing career opportunities in the United States. Millions of people just like you have abandoned dead-end jobs for the chance to achieve the dream of growing their own businesses. What many of them find, however, is that the first year in network marketing is often the most challenging---and, for some, the most discouraging. Here, Mark Yarnell and Rene Reid Yarnell, two of the industry's most respected and successful professionals, offer you strategies on how to overcome those first-year obstacles and position yourself for lifelong success. They provide you with a wealth of savvy advice on everything you need to know to succeed in network marketing, such as proven systems for recruiting, training, growing, and supporting your downline and much more. In an easy, step-by-step approach, you will learn how to: Deal with rejection Recruit and train Avoid overmanaging your downline Remain focused Stay enthusiastic Avoid unrealistic expectations Conduct those in-home meetings Ease out of another profession You owe it to yourself to listen to this inspiring book!
Â©1998 Mark Yarnell and Rene Reid Yarnell (P)2011 Tantor
When 17-year-old Katy Swartz moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she'd pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy Internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up...until he opened his mouth. Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It's hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot guy next door? Well, he's an alien. Turns out that Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Katy is caught in the crosshairs. Daemon's touch has lit her up like the Vegas Strip and the only way she's getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until her alien mojo fades. That is, if she doesn't kill him first.
Â©2011 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor
William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. Enchanted by the workings of electricity as a boy, William had a goal to study science in Malawi's top boarding schools. But in 2002, his country was stricken with a famine that left his family's farm devastated and his parents destitute. Unable to pay the 80-dollar-a-year tuition for his education, William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died. Yet William refused to let go of his dreams. With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach, a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks, and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to bring his family a set of luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford and what the West considers a necessity--electricity and running water. Using scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves, William forged a crude yet operable windmill, an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights, complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire. A second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season. Soon, news of William's magetsi a mphepo--his "electric wind"--spread beyond the borders of his home, and the boy who was once called crazy became an inspiration to those around the world. Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2009 William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
From the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to Be Both, a breathtakingly inventive new novel - about aging, time, love, and stories themselves - that launches an extraordinary quartet of books called Seasonal. Listeners love Ali Smith's novels for their peerless innovation and their joyful celebration of language and life. Her newest, Autumn, has all of these qualities in spades, and - good news for fans! - is the first installment in a quartet. Seasonal, comprised of four standalone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as are the seasons), explores what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means.
Â©2016 Ali Smith (P)2016 W.F. Howes
The dazzling new novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling series from Clive Cussler, the grand master of adventure. When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown? Or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection. Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up - even he could not begin to guess.
Â©2014 Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (P)2014 Penguin Audio
Katy knows that the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can't believe that Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her-could destroy them all. Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. He and Katy must team up with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe and the world begins to crumble around them, they may have to sacrifice everything-even what they cherish most-to ensure the survival of their friends . . . and mankind.
Â©2014 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor
The New York Times best-selling author of The Shattering and Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion. With more than 10 million monthly subscribers, the massively multiplayer online role playing game World of Warcraft has forever altered the pop culture landscape with its ongoing, ever-expanding, action-packed epic fantasy. Set in the world of Azeroth, this canonical expansion of this wildly popular gaming franchise boasts highly acclaimed novels that continue explore an incredible world which legions of fans enter and few want to leave. What does it take to turn the peacekeeper into a warmonger? Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War gives World of Warcraft fans the opportunity to see what happens when a beloved peacekeeper is pressed to the limit by an inconceivable horror. Will it change her forever? Break her? Or redefine her role on Azeroth? Do different times call for different ethical standards?
Â©2012 Christie Golden (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
American heiress August Crenshaw has aspirations. But unlike her peers, it isn't some stuffy British lord she wants wrapped around her finger - it's Crenshaw Iron Works, the family business. When it's clear that August's outrageously progressive ways render her unsuitable for a respectable match, her parents offer up her younger sister to the highest entitled bidder instead. This simply will not do. August refuses to leave her sister to the mercy of a loveless marriage. Evan Sterling, the duke of Rothschild, has no intention of walking away from the marriage. He's recently inherited the title only to find his coffers empty, and with countless lives depending on him, he can't walk away from the fortune a Crenshaw heiress would bring him. But after meeting her fiery sister, he realizes Violet isn't the heiress he wants. He wants August, and he always gets what he wants. But August won't go peacefully to her fate. She decides to show Rothschild that she's no typical London wallflower. Little does she realize that every stunt she pulls to make him call off the wedding only makes him like her even more. Contains mature themes.
Â©2021 Harper Nieh (P)2021 Tantor
A world-weary rake After years of unbridled debauchery, Tristan Sinclair, Viscount St. Ashton has hit proverbial rock bottom. Seeking to escape his melancholy, he takes refuge at one of Victorian society's most notorious house parties. As the Christmas season approaches, he prepares to settle in for a month of heavy drinking...until an unexpected encounter changes his plans - and threatens his heart. A prim vicar's daughter Valentine March is not the drab little spinster she appears to be. When her new job as a lady's companion lands her smack in the middle of Yorkshire with England's most infamous rake, she resolves to keep her head down and her eyes fixed firmly on her future - a future which most definitely does not include a sinfully handsome viscount. A match made in scandal A friendship is impossible. An affair out of the question. But when one reckless act binds them together, will two star-crossed souls discover there's more to each other than meets the eye? Or will revelations from the past end their fragile romance before it begins?
Â©2018 Mimi Matthews (P)2018 Tantor
What happens if you fall for your bridesmaid? Abby Porter has a high-flying job and the perfect fiancÃ© in Marcus Montgomery. But Abbyâs world turns on its head when he hires a professional bridesmaid to help her in the run-up to the wedding. When Abby meets Jordan, she can hardly breathe.Â Marcus is oblivious.Â The wedding is weeks away. Now the only question is: will Abby make it to the altar?Â Best-selling author Clare Lydon brings you a romance to top them all in this story of forbidden love and lesbian romance.
Â©2020 Clare Lydon (P)2020 Podium Audio
A sweeping novel about the extraordinary woman who captured Napoleonâs heart, created a dynasty, and changed the course of history - from the New York Times best-selling author of The Traitor's Wife, The Accidental Empress, and Sisi. As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is faced with the life-altering truth that the world she has known and loved is gone, and itâs fallen on her to save her family from the guillotine.Â A chance encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte, the ambitious and charismatic young military prodigy, provides her answer. When her beloved sister, Julie, marries his brother, Joseph, Desiree and Napoleonâs futures become irrevocably linked. Quickly entering into their own passionate, dizzying courtship that leads to a secret engagement, they vow to meet in the capital once his career has been secured. But her newly laid plans with Napoleon turn to sudden heartbreak, thanks to the rising star of Parisian society,Â Josephine de Beauharnais. Once again, Desireeâs life is turned on its head.Â Swept to the glittering halls of the French capital, Desiree is plunged into the inner circle of the new ruling class, becoming further entangled with Napoleon, his family, and the new Empress. But her fortunes shift once again when she meets Napoleon's confidant and star general, the indomitable Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. As the two men in Desireeâs life become political rivals and military foes, the question that arises is: Must she choose between the love of her new husband and the love of her nation and its Emperor? From the lavish estates of the French Riviera to the raucous streets of Paris and Stockholm, Desiree finds herself at the epicenter of the rise and fall of an empire, navigating a constellation of political giants and dangerous, shifting alliances. Emerging from an impressionable girl into a fierce young woman, she discovers that to survive in this world she must learn to rely upon her instincts and her heart. Allison Patakiâs meticulously researched and brilliantly imagined novel sweeps listeners into the unbelievable life of a woman almost lost to history - a woman who, despite the swells of a stunning life and a tumultuous time, not only adapts and survives but, ultimately, reigns at the helm of a dynasty that outlasts an empire.
Â©2020 Allison Pataki (P)2020 Random House Audio
Loch is seeking revenge. It would help if she wasnât in jail. The plan: To steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but is now in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so, Loch - former soldier, former prisoner, and current fugitive - must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shape shifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical war hammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills. This crack team of misfits will help her break into the floating fortress of Heavenâs Spire and the vault that holds her familyâs treasure - all while eluding the unrelenting pursuit of Justicar Pyvic, whose only mission is to see the law upheld. What could possibly go wrong?
Â©2013 Patrick Weekes (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome - especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom - so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do - and sacrifice - for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies - lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyonâ¦and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitudeâ¦or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.
Â©2012 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor
Now nearly a full-fledged member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshawâs Academy for Girls, Mary Quinn is back for another action-packed adventure. Disguised as a poor apprentice builder and a boy, she must brave the grimy underbelly of Victorian London - as well as childhood memories of fear, hunger, and constant want - to unmask the identity of a murderer. Assigned to monitor a building site on the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, Mary earns the confidence of the work crew, inching ever nearer her suspect. But if an irresistible desire to help the cityâs needy doesnât distract her and jeopardize her cover, unexpectedly meeting up with an old friend - or flame - just might. A suspenseful and evocative window into a fascinating moment in history, The Body at the Tower is the much-anticipated second outing with a daring young detective.
Â©2010 Y.S. Lee (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Book Two in the Rogues of the Republic series. Who would have thought a book of naughty poems by elves could mean the difference between war and peace? But if stealing the precious volume will keep the Republic and the Empire from tearing out each other's throats, rogue soldier Isafesira de Lochenville - "Loch" to friends and foes alike - is willing to do the dishonest honors. With her motley crew of magic-makers, law-breakers, and a talking warhammer, she'll match wits and weapons with dutiful dwarves, mercenary knights, golems, daemons, an arrogant elf, and a sorcerous princess. But getting their hands on the prize - while keeping their heads attached to their necks - means Loch and company must battle their way from a booby-trapped museum to a monster-infested library, and from a temple full of furious monks to a speeding train besieged by assassins. And for what? Are a few pages of bawdy verse worth waging war over? Or does something far more sinister lurk between the lines? From Patrick Weekes, one of the minds behind the critically acclaimed Mass Effect video game series, The Prophecy Con continues the action-packed fantasy adventure that kicked off in The Palace Job.
Â©2014 Patrick Weekes (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
New York Times best-selling author Sarah MacLean returns with the much-anticipated final book in her Bareknuckle Bastards series, featuring a scoundrel duke and the powerful woman who brings him to his knees. Grace Condry has spent a lifetime running from her past. Betrayed as a child by her only love and raised on the streets, she now hides in plain sight as queen of Londonâs darkest corners. Grace has a sharp mind and a powerful right hook and has never met an enemy she could not best...until the man she once loved returns.Â Single-minded and ruthless, Ewan, Duke of Marwick, has spent a decade searching for the woman he never stopped loving. A long-ago gamble may have lost her forever, but Ewan will go to any lengths to win Grace back...and make her his duchess.Â Reconciliation is the last thing Grace desires. Unable to forgive the past, she vows to take her revenge. But revenge requires keeping Ewan close, and soon her enemy seems to be something else altogether - something she canât resist, even as he threatens the world she's built, the life she's claimed...and the heart she swore he'd never steal again.Â
Â©2020 Sarah MacLean (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
New York Times best-selling author Nalini Singh returns to the electric world of Guild Hunters, where passion meets peril.Â Archangel Titus and Sharine, the Hummingbird, must work together to fight off the reborn and track down a target that could cause the end of the Archangels.Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Nalini Singh (P)2020 Tantor
New York TimesÂ best-selling author Sarah MacLean returns with the next audiobook in the Bareknuckle Bastards series about three brothers bound by a secret that they cannot escape - and the women who bring them to their knees. The Ladyâs Plan When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her 29th year her own, she has plans to inherit her fatherâs business, to make her own fortune, and to live her own life. But first, she intends to experience a taste of the pleasure sheâll forgo as a confirmed spinster. Everything is going perfectly...until she discovers the most beautiful man sheâs ever seen tied up in her carriage and threatening to ruin the Year of Hattie before itâs even begun. The Bastardâs Proposal When he wakes in a carriage at Hattieâs feet, Whit, a king of Covent Garden known to all the world as Beast, canât help but wonder about the strange woman who frees him - especially when he discovers sheâs headed for a night of pleasure...on his turf. He is more than happy to offer Hattie all she desires...for a price.Â An Unexpected Passion Soon, Hattie and Whit find themselves rivals in business and pleasure. She wonât give up her plans; he wonât give up his power...and neither of them sees that if theyâre not careful, theyâll have no choice but to give up everything...including their hearts.
Â©2019 Sarah MacLean (P)2019 HarperAudio
An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series! The new Halo novel from acclaimed writer Kelly Gay, author of the thrilling novella Halo: Smoke and Shadow.
Â©2019 Kelly Gay (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
When he agreed to join her, he never expected her to be the enemy.... By day, Lady Jenny Mackintosh helps her widowed mother manage their Highland estate. By night, she risks her life to raise troops, weapons, and coin for the Jacobite rebellion. On one late-night mission, she is confronted by a handsome warrior who happens to be vying for the other side.... Toran Fraser is hellbent on taking down the Jacobites responsible for his motherâs death. When heâs intercepted by Jenny and asked to join her cause, he agrees, knowing she can help him uncover the truth. He never expected she would be his enemy....
Â©2020 Eliza Knight (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesnât need to be that way.... Luce is certain that somethingâor someoneâin a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime, going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel... and to finally unlock the key to making their love last.Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series.
Â©2011 Lauren Kate (P)2011 Listening Library
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: Become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem-staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: Being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
Â©2011 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor
Diane is 48 years old and - according to her husband - boring...which is apparently the reason that he had an affair and left her. After taking the charge to heart, Diane decides to undertake a ribald and highly entertaining journey that will help her restore trust in herself and others. An astute commentary on women and girls, gender differences, and the curious institution of marriage in the 21st century, Autopsy of a Boring Wife is a wonderfully fresh and engaging novel of the pitfalls and missteps of an apparently âboringâ life that could be any of ours.
Â©2019 Marie-RenÃ©e Lavoie (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. Alexandria isnât sure sheâs going to make it to her 18th birthday - to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, sheâs a gonerâ¦and so is Aiden. If thatâs not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training" - which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time - she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome. But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and sheâs caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changedâ¦and destroyed. Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...
Â©2012 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor
He'd been warned that Lady Clarissa Crambray was dangerous. Stomping on toes and burning piffles, the chestnut-haired beauty was clearly a force with which to be reckoned. But for Adrian Montfort, earl of Mowbray, veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, this was just the challenge he needed. He could handle one woman and her âunfortunate pastâ. Could any woman handle him? Lady Clarissa Crambray wanted a husband, but maybe not as much as her stepmother wanted one for her. Really! Doffing her spectacles might make a girl prettier, but how would she see? She'd already caused enough mayhem to earn a rather horrible nickname. Yet as all other suitors seemed to shy away in terror, there came a man to lead her to the dance floor. A dark, handsome, blur of a man.
Â©2006 Lynsay Sands (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only 10 members - yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing "Duke of Midnight." Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke - until Lady Amelia d'Orsay tries her luck.Â In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke's dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother's debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club's founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2010 Eve Ortega (P)2020 Tantor
Perfect for anyone fascinated by the royal wedding, Netflix's The Crown, or Wolf Hall, this is a pitch-perfect reimagining of the romance and tragedy of Henry VIII and his six wives, told from multiple points of view by some of your favorite authors. If you were one of King Henry VIII's six wives, who would you be? Would you be Anne Boleyn, who literally lost her head? Would you be the subject of rumor and scandal like Catherine Howard? Or would you get away and survive like Anna of Cleves? Meet them and Henry's other queens - each bound for divorce or death - in this epic and thrilling novel that reads like fantasy but really happened. Watch spellbound as each of these women attempts to survive their unpredictable king as he grows more and more obsessed with producing a male heir. And discover how the power-hungry court fanned the flames of Henry's passions...and his most horrible impulses. Whether you're a huge fan of all things Tudor or new to this jaw-dropping saga, you won't be able to get the unique voices of Henry and his wives - all brought to life by seven award-winning and best-selling authors - out of your head. This is an intimate look at the royals during one of the most treacherous times in history. Who will you root for, and who will you love to hate? One of the NYPL top 10 best books of the year. "Ambitious and exciting." (Bustle) "A clever, feminist reimagining of one of English history's most fascinating moments." (Refinery29) "These stories of love, lust, power and intrigue never fail to fascinate." (Shelf Awareness) Who's who: M. T. Anderson - Henry VIII Candace Fleming - Katharine of Aragon, wife #1 Stephanie Hemphill - Anne Boleyn, wife #2 Lisa Ann Sandell - Jane Seymour, wife #3 Jennifer Donnelly - Anna of Cleves, wife #4 Linda Sue Park - Catherine Howard, wife #5 Deborah Hopkinson - Kateryn Parr, wife #6
Â©2018 Candace Fleming (P)2018 Listening Library
Eden Black walks among humans, protecting them from the murderous evil of other-worlders who abduct and enslave. And though she appears to be human herself, Eden is an alien, a Raka, distinguished by her golden hair and skin, and gifted with the ominous ability to kill without remorse - and with total accuracy. That is, until the fateful night she has one shot to eliminate her target, a human slaver - and misses. "Failure" is not in Eden's vocabulary. Neither is "partner" - but that's what she is forcibly assigned after recovering from her disastrous mission. A sexy, steely-nerved human agent, Lucius Adaire enjoys nothing more than sparking the fury - and rousing the desire - of the fiery female assassin too proud to admit defeat. Locked in an assignment they cannot afford to lose, Lucius and Eden find themselves bound in two high-stakes, heart-pounding games: the sensual web of kill or be killed, and the erotic dance of seduction.
Â©2013 Gena Showalter (P)2013 Simon and Schuster Audio
It's a beautiful day for a war. As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all. And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time. Alex faces a terrible choice: The destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear...or the end of herself.
Â©2013 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor
Margaret Brinton keeps her promises, and the one she is most determined to keep is the promise to protect her heart. Warwishire, England, 1810 Fooled by love once before, Margaret vows never to be played the fool again. To keep her vow, she attends a notorious matchmaking party intent on securing the perfect marital match: a union of convenience to someone who could never affect her heart. She discovers a man who exceeds all her hopes in the handsome and obliging rake, Mr. Northam.Â Thereâs only one problem: his meddling cousin, Lord Williams, wonât leave Margaret alone. Condescending and high-handed, Lord Williams lectures and insults her. When she refuses to give heed to his counsel, he single-handedly ruins Margaretâs chances for making a good match - to his cousin or anyone else. With no reason to remain at the party, Margaret returns home to discover her father has promised her hand in marriage - to Lord Williams. Under no conditions will Margaret consent to marrying such an odious man. Yet as Lord Williams inserts himself into her everyday life, interrupting her family games and following her on morning walks, winning the good opinion of her siblings and proving himself intelligent and even kind, Margaret is forced to realize that Lord Williams is exactly the man sheâd hoped to marry before sheâd learned how much love hurt. When paths diverge and her time with Lord Williams ends, Margaret is faced with her ultimate choice: keep the promises that protect her or break free of them for one more chance at love. Either way, she fears her heart will lose.
Â©2020 Leah Garriott (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Alex has always feared two things: Losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods - and Alex herself - to bring her back. The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex's power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex's connection to Seth isn't the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole "an Apollyon can't be killed" theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries. Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer or she might become the God Killer herself.
Â©2013 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor
Elizabeth Black is the headmistress of a girls' school in 1830s Victorian London. She is also a well-respected author of stories written both for and about the upper-class ladies of Victorian society. But by night, she writes very different kinds of stories - the Penny Dreadfuls that are all the rage among the working-class men. Under the pseudonym Charles King, Elizabeth has written about dashing heroes fighting supernatural threats, intelligent detectives solving grisly murders, and dangerous outlaws romancing helpless women. They contain all the adventure and mystery that her real life lacks.Â Fletcher Walker began life as a street urchin, but is now the most successful author in the Penny Dreadful market, that is until Charles King started taking all of his readers. No one knows who King is, including Fletcher's fellow members of the Dread Penny Society, a fraternity of authors dedicated to secretly fighting for the social and political causes of their working-class readers. The group knows King could be an asset with his obvious monetary success, or he could be the group's undoing as King's readership continues to cut into their profits.Â Determined to find the elusive Mr. King, Fletcher approaches Miss Black. As a fellow author, she is well known among the high-class writers; perhaps she could be persuaded to make some inquiries as to Mr. King's whereabouts? Elizabeth agrees to help Fletcher, if only to insure her secret identity is never discovered. What neither author anticipated was the instant attraction, even though their social positions dictate the impossibility of a relationship.Â For the first time, Elizabeth experiences the thrill of a cat-and-mouse adventure reminiscent of one of her own novels as she tries to throw Fletcher off her scent. But the more time they spend together, the more she loses her heart. Its upper-class against working-class, author against author, where readers, reputations, and romance are all on the line.
Â©2019 Sarah M. Eden (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena.
Â©2010 Nalini Singh (P)2010 Tantor
Set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Winner's Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us - and the lies we tell ourselves. Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society's pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences. Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest. But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away, who whispers rumors that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and GirouxÂ
Â©2019 Marie Rutkoski (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
"Matthews has a knack for creating slow-building chemistry and an intriguing plot with a social history twist." -Library JournalÂ Â She wanted sanctuary...Â Â Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means traveling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriar's Abbey isn't the sort of refuge she imagined. And ex-army captain Justin Thornhill - though he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome - is anything but a romantic hero.Â Â He needed redemption...Â Â Justin has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison. Now, he needs someone to smooth the way for him with the villagers. Someone to manage his household - and warm his bed on occasion. What he needs, in short, is a wife and a matrimonial advertisement seems the perfect way to acquire one. Their marriage was meant to be a business arrangement and nothing more. A dispassionate union free from the entanglements of love and affection. But when Helena's past threatens, will Justin's burgeoning feelings for his new bride compel him to come to her rescue? Or will dark secrets of his own force him to let her go?
Â©2018 Mimi Matthews (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Rapture, the fourth & final Fallen novel, is the Lauren Kate book the world has been waiting for. The sky is dark with wings.... Like sand through an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn't know if he can do this: live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies ... and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen, for she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they've borne has always and only been about her - and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now is the only one that truly matters. In the fight for Luce, who will win? The astonishing conclusion to the Fallen series. Heaven can't wait any longer.
Â©2012 Lauren Kate (P)2012 Listening Library
Annie MacPhersonâs world was torn apart when her familyâs castle was ravaged during the war. Determined to aid her countrymen, she braves the battlefield and finds Lieutenant Craig MacLean left for dead. Soon her heart belongs to the fierce warrior. As the English dragoons draw closer to Annieâs makeshift hospital, Craig knows they have to escape together if theyâll have any chance to survive. But when they come face-to-face with the enemy and Craig is imprisoned, Annie will have to risk everything she has to save the man she canât live without.
Â©2020 by Eliza Knight (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing
There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move. Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her. Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.
Â©2009 Lauren Kate (P)2009 Listening Library
With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha's consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late. Earning Neha's trust comes at a price - Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster. With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare... and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.
Â©2012 Nalini Singh (P)2012 Tantor
Warrior angels, vampire hunters, and angels gone bad heat up this altogether sizzling paranormal alternate universe. This anthology of novellas features Angels' Wolf, Angels' Judgment, Angels' Pawn, and the never-before-published Angels' Dance. In Angel's Wolf, a vampire becomes fascinated with the seductive angel who rules Louisiana. But all is not what it appears to be in her court. In Angels' Judgment, a hunter must track one of her own gone bad while surviving the deadly tests placed in her way by the archangels themselves. Unexpected backup comes from a stranger who might just be the most lethal threat of all. In Angels' Pawn, a vampire hunter faces off against two rival factions and the angel manipulating them both, and a vampire whose help is not entirely selfless. And in the never-before-published Angels' Dance, an angel trapped in the mountain stronghold of the Refuge finds herself under siege by a warrior angel from a martial court.
Â©2011 Nalini Singh (P)2012 Tantor
Evie Childs hoped the all-expense-paid trip to Africa would give her a chance at adventure. Maybe it would even let her forget a past that haunts her and find safety from a husband who abuses her.Â Â But when a group of "freedom fighters" kidnaps her safari tour group, intent on holding them for ransom, the adventure turns to nightmare.Â Â Now, Evie and the rest of the survivors must travel across miles of the harshest, most dangerous environment on Earth. No food. No water. No communications. And they're being hunted.Â Â A pack of Africa's top predators have smelled the blood of the survivors, and will not stop until they have fed. Because in this place, you can be either one of the prey, or one of the predators.
Â©2018 Michaelbrent Collings (P)2019 Tantor
Daemon's determined to prove what he feels for Katy is more than a product of their bizarro connection. So she's sworn him off, even though he's running more hot than cold these days. But they've got bigger problems.The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that Katy and Daemon are linked, Katy's a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who's got a secret of his own. He knows what's happened to Katy and he can help, but to do so, Katy has to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, Katy's falling for Daemon. Hard. Katy's seen someone who shouldn't be alive. And she has to tell Daemon, even though he'll never stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them - from her? No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies....
Â©2012 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor
With any great change, there is always strife, and Covenant University has become the front line between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies. The violence is escalating, and war between the races seems inevitable. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know that they have only earned a reprieve. Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do. But the gods are sensing a greater threat.... Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that's an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows that being close to her is dangerous not only to her but to everyone around them.
Â©2016 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2016 Tantor
For Paula, accompanying her merchant father on a trading voyage to Istanbul is a dream come true. They have come to this city of trade on a special mission to purchase a most rare artifact - a gift from the ancient goddess Cybele to her followers. It's the only remnant of a lost, pagan cult.Â Â But no sooner have they arrived when it becomes clear they may be playing at a dangerous game. A colleague and friend of Paula's father is found murdered. There are rumors of Cybele's cult reviving within the very walls of Istanbul. And most telling of all, signs have begun to appear to Paula, urging her to unlock Cybele's secret. Meanwhile, Paula doesn't know who she can trust in Istanbul and finds herself drawn to two very different men. As time begins to run out, Paula realizes they may all be tied up in the destiny of Cybele's Gift, and she must solve the puzzle before unknown but deadly enemies catch up to her....
Â©2008 Juliet Marillier (P)2008 Listening Library
The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are...well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Bethany can't deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren't a complication she wants, she can't stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she's drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved. Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can't stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.
Â©2012 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor
Devyn is a warrior, and an unrepentant collector of women, able to charm anyone. Anyone except Bride McKells. Uneducated in the ways of the vampire, Bride is not even sure if other vampires exist. Seductive Devyn has the answers she craves, and he can take her to the dark underground of her people. But Brideâs blood might hold the key to saving Devynâs friends, so heâs loath to let her go. Especially when he begins to crave her more than heâs ever craved another. Together they enter the seedy world of slave auctions, battle a powerful alien queen whose diseased blood turns humans into cannibals, and discover a passion unlike any other. But in the end, Bride must choose between the man sheâs come to love and the family sheâs always longed for.
Â©2009 Gena Showalter (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio
Brighton, England, 1820 Amelia Moore wants only one thing - to secure the future happiness of her younger sister, Clara. With their stepfatherâs looming death, the two sisters will soon be on their own - without family, a home, or a penny to their names. When an invitation arrives to join a house party at Lakeshire Park, Amelia grasps at the chance. If she can encourage a match between Clara and their host, Sir Ronald, then at least her sister will be taken care of.Â Little does she know that another guest, the arrogant and overconfident Mr. Peter Wood, is after the same goal for his own sister. Amelia and Peter begin a rivalry that Amelia has no choice but to win. But competing against Peter - and eventually playing by his rules - makes Amelia vulnerable to losing the only thing she has left to claim: her heart.
Â©2020 Megan Walker (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Daughter of a god, wife of a king, prize of antiquity's bloodiest war, Helen of Troy has inspired artists for millennia. Now Margaret George, the highly acclaimed best-selling historical novelist, has turned her intelligent, perceptive eye to the myth that is Helen of Troy. Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story. Through her eyes and in her voice, we experience the young Helen's discovery of her divine origin and her terrifying beauty. While hardly more than a girl, Helen married the remote Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. By the age of 20, the world's most beautiful woman was resigned to a passionless marriage until she encountered the handsome Trojan prince Paris. And once the lovers flee to Troy, war, murder, and tragedy become inevitable.
Â©2006 Margaret George (P)2006 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., and Books on Tape
Emily thinks she's lost everything...until a mysterious painting leads her to what she wants most in the world.Â The new novel from the author of international best sellers The Sweetness of Forgetting and The Life Intended shows why her books are hailed as "engaging" (People), "absorbing" (Kirkus Reviews) and "enthralling" (Fresh Fiction). Emily Emerson is used to being alone; her dad ran out on the family when she was just a kid, her mom died when she was 17, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away as well. But when she's laid off from her reporting job, she finds herself completely at sea...until the day she receives a beautiful, haunting painting of a young woman standing at the edge of a sugarcane field under a violet sky. That woman is recognizable as her grandmother - and the painting arrived with no identification other than a handwritten note saying, "He always loved her." Emily is hungry for roots and family, so she begins to dig. And as she does, she uncovers a fascinating era in American history. Her trail leads her to the POW internment camps of Florida, where German prisoners worked for American farmers...and sometimes fell in love with American women. But how does this all connect to the painting? The answer to that question will take Emily on a road that leads from the sweltering Everglades to Munich, Germany, and back to the Atlanta art scene before she's done. Along the way, she finds herself tempted to tear down her carefully tended walls at last; she's seeing another side of her father, and a new angle on her painful family history. But she still has secrets, ones she's been keeping locked inside for years. Will this journey bring her the strength to confront them at last?
Â©2016 Kristin Harmel (P)2018 Tantor
HALF HUMAN, HALF MACHINE...ALL WOMAN Mishka Le'Ace was created to be an undercover operative...literally. Her beautiful body has been mechanically augmented to give her superhuman strength - strength she's going to need. Her latest mission sends her to rescue Alien Investigation and Removal agent Jaxon Tremain from torture and death. With him, she discovers a passion unlike any other. A passion she was forbidden to know... From the moment they meet in a darkened cell, Jaxon craves her touch. But the machine half of Le'Ace forces her to do things she doesn't always want to do. Even betray him...and ultimately destroy him. Now Jaxon must battle the man controlling Le'Ace, and even Le'Ace herself, to at last claim the woman he's come to love.
Â©2007 Gene Showalter (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
When Wicked Comes Calling... When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees - on one condition. Sheâs seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and wonât accept a marriage without it. The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain... Bastard son of a duke and king of Londonâs dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making. All he must do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap, and destroy his enemy. For the Promise of Passion... But thereâs nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, who quickly decides sheâd rather have Devil than another. Soon, Devilâs carefully laid plans are in chaos and he must choose between everything he's ever wanted... and the only thing he's ever desired.
Â©2018 Sarah Trabucchi (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best - but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option - even if the task is impossible. Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad. The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other - and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.
Â©2009 Nalini Singh (P)2010 Tantor
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot - should not - be walking the streets. This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves. Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there's one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash's secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
Â©2014 Nalini Singh (P)2014 Tantor
For years, Miss Felicia Murdock's every thought and action have been in pursuit of becoming a minister's wife. When the minister she'd set her sights on has other ideas, she decides something in her life needs to change - and soon - before she wastes any more time pretending to be someone she's not. If that means spreading her wings and embracing a more lively way of life, who's to say nay? Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has had more than enough of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by some friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter an adventurous young lady with an unfortunate knack for stumbling into troublesome situations. Just as Grayson decides he's had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in Felicia's life endangers her. As they work together to extricate themselves from this latest complication, will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping one another out of trouble?
Â©2013 Jennifer L. Turano (P)2020 Tantor
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, Daemon's facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure. Surrounded by enemies, the only way Katy can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don't seem entirely crazy, but the group's goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen? But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?
Â©2013 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor
Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. After losing her family, her fiance, and her faith, the disappearance of her fortune is the last straw. Now, masquerading as Miss Eliza Sumner, governess-at-large, she's determined to find the man who ran off with her fortune, reclaim the money, and head straight back to London. Much to Mr. Hamilton Beckett's chagrin, all the eyes of New York society - all the female ones, at least - are on him. Unfortunately for all the matchmaking mothers and eligible daughters, he has no plans to marry again, especially with his hands full keeping his business afloat and raising his two children alone. When Eliza's hapless attempts to regain her fortune put her right in Hamilton's path, sparks instantly begin to fly. The discovery of a common nemesis causes them to join forces, but with all their plans falling by the wayside and their enemies getting the better of them, it will take a riot of complications for Hamilton and Eliza to realize that God just might have had a better plan in mind all along.
Â©2012 Jennifer L. Turano (P)2020 Tantor
The Lux series continues with the third installment of this riveting paranormal YA series. No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for Katy, he wasn't fooling around. Doubting him isn't something she'll do again and now that they've made it through the rough patches, well, there's a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can't protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they loved. With help coming from the most unlikely source and Adam's death still lingering with those who loved him, friends will become the deadliest of enemies and the villains will no longer be clear. When each step they take in discovering the truth puts them in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more Katy realizes there is no end to what she's capable of. They won't turn back, even if the outcome will shatter their worlds forever.
Â©2012 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor
Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York in ruin and Raphael's Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York . . . and on Raphael.
Â©2013 Nalini Singh (P)2013 Tantor
Lonesome Lily Turned Scandalous Siren Miss Lillian Harwood has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn't hesitate...until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin. Highland Devil Turned Halfhearted Duke The duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain - he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem. Tartan Comes to Town Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else's problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It's the perfect plan until Lily declares she'll marry only for love...and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much.
Â©2016 Sarah Trabucchi (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil. A vampire has attacked a girls' school---the assault one of sheer, vicious madness---and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear. An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed.
Â©2011 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor
Midnight and dawn, Elena's wings are unique among angelkind - and now they are failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she's regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.Â Â Â Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena's very survival, violent forces are gathering across the world. In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena's mind, whispers a haunting voice that isn't her own.Â Â Â This time, survival may not be possible...not even for the consort of an archangel.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Nalini Singh (P)2018 Tantor
USA TodayÂ best-selling author Vivienne Lorret continues her charming new trilogy with a bluestocking whose search for information on the mating habits of scoundrelsÂ hasÂ her stumbling uponÂ the missing heir to an earldom...in the London underworld. Jane Pickerington never intended to start a brawl in a brothel. She only wanted to research her book. Yet when her simpleÂ study of scoundrelsÂ goes awry, she finds herself coming to the rescue of a dark, enigmatic stranger...who turns out to be far more than an average rake out for a night of pleasure. Heâs positively wild!Â Only the most feral and cunning could have survived foundling homes and work houses. Orphaned as an infant, Raven never had another name. At least...not until he meetsÂ her. Now heâs face-to-face with the one person who recognizes the strange birthmark on his arm and can reinstate him to his blue-blooded birthright. All at once, Ravenâs life takes a turn. His knowledge of dark alleys and gaming hellsÂ never prepared him for gilded ballrooms. So Jane becomes his tutor. Yet, the more lessons in decorum she offers, the more this untamed scoundrel wants to teach her all the ways to be wicked.
Â©2020 Vivienne Lorret (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Hell on earth. Thatâs what itâs like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcastsâimmortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasnât told her everything. Heâs hiding somethingâsomething dangerous. What if Danielâs version of the past isnât actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else? The second novel in the addictive Fallen series... where love never dies.
Â©2010 Listening Library; 2010 Lauren Kate
Annie Andrews has her heart set on marrying a certain man. Now that her guardian and sister, Lily, is off on her wedding trip on the continent, Annie is about to make one last attempt to marry Arthur before her sister can stop her. But Annie doesn't count on the best friend of her new brother-in-law, Jordan Holloway, Earl of Ashbourne, fouling up her plans. Jordan has vowed to keep an eye on the mischievous Miss Andrews. He has two weeks to keep her out of trouble and to keep her from running away again. But when Jordan carts her off to his country house to keep her from making a mistake, will he make one of his own and fall in love with the one woman he shouldn't touch?
Â©2013 Valerie Bowman (P)2013 Tantor
âNothing makes me happier than a new book from Joanna Shupe!â (Sarah MacLean) The final novel in Joanna Shupe's critically acclaimed Uptown Girl series about a beauitful do-gooder who must decide if she can team up with one of New York's brashest criminals without losing something irreplaceable: her heart. Manhattan kingpin. Brilliant mastermind. Gentleman gangster.Â Heâs built a wall around his heart.... Orphaned and abandoned on the Boweryâs mean streets, Jack Mulligan survived on strength, cunning, and ambition. Now he rules his territory better than any politician or copper ever could. He didnât get here by being soft. But in uptown do-gooder Justine Greene - the very definition of an iron fist in a velvet glove - Jack may have met his match.Â She wears hers on her sleeve....Â Justine is devoted to tracking down deadbeat husbands and fighting for fair working conditions. When her mission brings her face-to-face with Jack, sheâs shocked to find the man behind the criminal empire is considerably more charming and honorable than many âgentlemenâ she knows. Forming an unlikely alliance, they discover an unexpected desire. And when Justineâs past catches up with them, Jack may be her only hope of survival. Is she ready to make a deal with the devil?Â
Â©2020 Joanna Shupe (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A chilling ghost story with a twist: The New York Times best-selling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house - they build one.... In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on 44 acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams.Â When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. With her passion for artifacts, Helen finds special materials to incorporate into the house - a beam from an old schoolroom, bricks from a mill, a mantel from a farmhouse - objects that draw her deeper into the story of Hattie and her descendants, three generations of Breckenridge women, each of whom died suspiciously.Â As the building project progresses, the house will become a place of menace and unfinished business: a new home, now haunted, that beckons its owners and their neighbors toward unimaginable danger.
Â©2019 Jennifer McMahon (P)2019 Random House Audio
Romulus White has tried for years to hire illustrator Stella West for his renowned scientific magazine. She is the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry. But Stella abruptly quit the art world and moved to Boston with a single purpose: to solve the mysterious death of her beloved sister. Romulus, a man with connections to high society and every important power circle in the city, could be her most valuable ally. Sparks fly the instant Stella and Romulus join forces, and Romulus soon realizes the strong-willed and charismatic Stella could disrupt his hard-won independence. Can they continue to help each other when their efforts draw the wrong kind of attention from the powers-that-be and put all they've worked for at risk?
Â©2016 Dorothy Mays (P)2016 Tantor
A bloody path has been chosen.... The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs. The Great War fought by the few is coming.... All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people. In the end, the sun will fall.... The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same. For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in.
Â©2017 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2017 Tantor
Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she's been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So, naturally, when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an engagement is in her future. After all, Blake is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and thus must be in want of a wife. But when it turns out that what Blake actually wants is more of a hook-up than a honeymoon, Emma is hurt, betrayed, and furious. She throws herself deeper into her work as CMO of Kinetics, the fastest growing gym franchise in the nation. She loves her work, and she's good at it, which is why she bristles when her boss brings in a consultant to help her spearhead the new facilities on the East Coast. Her frustration turns to shock when that consultant turns out to be Blake's younger brother, Lucas. Emma is determined not to fall for Lucas, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that Lucas is nothing like his brother. He is kind and attentive and spends his time and money caring for the less fortunate. What she can't understand is why Lucas continues to try to push her back into Blake's arms when he so clearly has fallen as hard for her as she has fallen for him. Realizing that her love life is as complicated as anything Jane Austen could have dreamed up, Emma must find a way to let Blake know that it's time for him to let her go and to let Lucas know it's time for him to love her back.
Â©2017 Julie Wright (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The one woman he will never forget Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer's end. There is only one problem - he already has one. The one man she will never forgive After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal - to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal: Sera can have her freedom just as soon as she finds her replacement - which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want but somehow cannot resist. A love that neither can deny The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day The Day of the Duchess.
Â©2017 Sarah Trabucchi (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
The third and final volume of the very best of Ben Bova, creator of the New York Times best-selling Grand Tour science fiction series, six-time Hugo award winner, and past president of the National Space Society - a grand master of science fiction storytelling. These stories span the five decades of Bova's incandescent career. Here are tales of star-faring adventure, peril, and drama. Here are journeys into the mind-bending landscapes of virtual worlds and alternate realities. Here you'll also find stories of humanity's astounding future on Earth, on Mars, and in the Solar System beyond - stories that always get the science right. And Bova's gathering of deeply realized, totally human characters are the heroic, brave, tricky, sometimes dastardly engineers, astronauts, corporate magnates, politicians, and scientists who will make these futures possible - and those who often find that the problems of tomorrow are always linked to human values, and human failings, that are as timeless as the stars. Full cast of narrators includes Arthur Morey, Margy Moore, and Stefan Rudnicki.
Â©2017 Ben Bova (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Lady Sophie - Society Splash! When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn't saving her from ruin. It's filled with it. Rogue - Reign of Ravishment! Kingscote - "King" - the marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn't charm, resulting in a reputation far worse than the truth, a general sense that he's more pretty face than proper gentleman, and an irate summons home to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the journey becomes anything but boring. War? Or More? He thinks she's trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn't have him if he were the last man on Earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, making opposites altogether too attractive....
Â©2015 Sarah Trabucchi (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
When Lady Gabriella Banning receives word that her half brother, the Earl of Wickham, has died on his tea plantation, she faces the reality that she and her younger sisters are suddenly penniless - unless she thinks fast. Arranging Claireâs London season, Gabby pretends that Marcus is still alive, just until Claire can marry a fabulously wealthy nobleman. But when a handsome gentleman arrives claiming to be Marcus, Gabbyâs plan backfires. If she exposes this mysterious strangerâs deceit, she exposes her own. Bound by secrets and lies, Gabby and the roguish adventurer strike sparks - and soon London society is abuzz over the scandalous âsiblingsâ who appear to be falling in love....
Â©2010 Karen Robards (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Three classic tales of Christmas and love, together for the first time, from New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands! All I Want With Lady Prudenceâs father gambling away the familyâs savings, all she wants for Christmas is to haul him away from Londonâs most notorious gaming hell. Yet the wickedly handsome proprietor, Lord Stockton, refuses to let a lady enter his establishment. Now Pru needs a Christmas miracle to make her wish come true - and to resist succumbing to Stocktonâs charms. Three French Hens Brinnaâs life as a scullery maid changes with the arrival of the castleâs newest guest, Lady Joan. Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, Joan suggests that look-alike Brinna take her place at the Christmas festivities. Suddenly, Brinna finds herself being wooed by a true gentleman, and getting the best Christmas present of all: a new life. The Fairy Godmother Odel is told by her godmother that she must marry by Christmas, and even gives her fairy dust to separate the mice from the men. But Odel has sworn off love...until kind and generous Michel catches her eye. He shows Odel how good it can feel to fall in love, but will it be enough to convince Odel to trust her heart?
Â©2019 Lynsay Sands (P)2019 HarperAudio
Return to New York Times best-selling author Nalini Singh's darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, faces a new challenge that threatens the balance of the world.Â Wings of silver. Wings of blue. Mortal heart. Broken dreams. Shatter. Shatter. Shatter. A sundering. A grave. I see the end. I see.... The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael's power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed...far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient.Â At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan's former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil.Â This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough.... This war could end them all.Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Nalini Singh (P)2019 Tantor
RITA award-winning author Sarah MacLean reveals the identity of The Fallen Angel's final scoundrel in the spectacular conclusion to her New York Times best-selling Rules of Scoundrels series. By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking - in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered - until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems, and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana's secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear - including her heart.
Â©2014 Sarah Trabucchi (P)2014 Harper Collins Publishers
Complete with the signature charm, "delectably witty dialogue...and scorching sexual chemistry" (Booklist) she is known for, New York Times best-selling author Sabrina Jeffries is back with the fourth romance in the Sinful Suitors series! When Niall Lindsey, the Earl of Margrave, is forced to flee after killing a man in a duel, he expects his secret love, Brilliana Trevor, to go with him, or at the very least wait for him. To his shock, she does neither and sends him off with no promise for the future. Seven years and one pardon later, Niall returns to England disillusioned and cynical. And being blackmailed by the government into working with his former love to help catch a counterfeiter connected to her father doesn't improve his mood any. But as his role as Brilliana's fake fiancÃ© brings his long-buried feelings to the surface once again, he wonders who is more dangerous - the counterfeiter or the woman rapidly stealing his heart. Forced to marry another man after Niall was exiled, the now widowed Brilliana wants nothing to do with the reckless rogue who she believes abandoned her to a dreary, loveless life. So having to rely on him to save her father is the last thing she wants. But as their scheme strips away the lies and secrets of their shared past, can she let go of the old hurt and put her pride aside? Or will the pleasures of their renewed passion finally enable them both to rediscover love?
Â©2017 Sabrina Jeffries, LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ridding the world of evil, one alien at a time: That's Mia Snow's mission. Snow is in the forecast. In a time and place not too far away, Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department. Heading up her expert team of Alien Investigation and Removal agents, Mia's unmatched at battling the elusive enemy among us, and she's the perfect girl for the job. She's seen her brother die at the hands of aliens. She's earned each of her scars. And she'll die before she cries. Now, a series of killings have Mia and her partner Dallas tracking alien suspects - but a sudden blast of violence leaves Dallas fighting for his life. They are ice and fire. The chance to save Dallas appears in the form of a tall, erotic stranger. An alien. A murder suspect. Kyrin en Arr, of the deadly Arcadian species, holds the power to heal the injured agent but not without a price. For Mia Snow, that price is surrendering to Kyrin's forbidden seduction... and embracing their electric attraction. She's walking a knife's edge, risking her badge and even her life. The closer she gets to Kyrin, the more Mia learns about her own heart, her human needs - and the shocking secret that will shatter everything she's ever believed.
Â©2005 Gena Showalter (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women's suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies and lectures across the country. On her travels, she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need that goes sadly awry and lands both ladies in more trouble than they can manage. An independent sort, Arabella is loath to admit she needs help and certainly doesn't need help from an arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor. Mr. Theodore Wilder, private investigator extraordinaire, is on a mission. A mission that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. By the time he finally tracks down Hamilton's sister, Arabella, he is in a less than pleasant mood. When the lady turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he soon finds himself at his wit's end. When they return home to New York, circumstances force their paths to continue to cross, but the most peculiar feelings growing between them certainly can't be love. When the trouble Arabella had accidentally stirred up seems to have followed her to New York and threatens her very life, the unlikely couple must face the possibility that they might have landed in the most peculiar circumstance of all: love.
Â©2013 Jennifer L. Turano (P)2020 Tantor
The Alien Huntress series is back with fan favorite AIR agent Dallas Gutierrez from New York Times and USA Today best-selling paranormal romance author Gena Showalter, who doesn't disappoint with this sizzling hot alpha hero. Lilica Swan isn't quite human or otherworlder; she is the best - and worst - of both. She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent Dallas Gutierrez, even bonding her lifeforce to his by effectively marrying him. But the bond will fade without consummation. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?
Â©2017 Gena Showalter (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Seth never thought he'd have a future. But now he's on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that's standing between him and that forever is the Titans.Â If he helps Josie entomb them - without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him - everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better . . . or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.Â Entombing the Titans is Josie's top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim.Â The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best, and if they fail, they might lose everything.Â But she also knows she's not fighting just for herself - she's fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world.
Â©2018 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2018 Tantor
Lord Elliott Mayfield has done his best to take care of his family, first his siblings and now his nieces and nephews. Unfortunately, he sees this new generation moving in the same direction of bad matches and scandalous relationships as the last. In hopes to change their course, he establishes a "marriage campaign" to motivate them to improve themselves through making respectable matches. With his heart in the right place, what could possibly go wrong? Peter, Elliott's eldest nephew, thinks the entire idea is ridiculous. A widower with two young daughters, he simply needs a governess, not a wife. Julia Hollingsworth certainly has the credentials and the experience, but is altogether too young and pretty for such a job. So why can't he stop thinking about her? Julia loves working as a governess, despite the objections of her mother, Amelia. As it turns out, Amelia has a lot to say about the Mayfield men - none of it good. But Julia dismisses the rumors of ruined reputations and instead concentrates on helping Peter with his children and his fledgling business in canine husbandry. His kindness and gentleness is endearing - and increasingly attractive. But Amelia, whose heart was broken 30 years ago by none other than Elliott Mayfield, is determined to prevent any relationship from blooming either between Peter and Julia - or between herself and Elliott. Hearts and history collide as both couples must face their pasts and decide if risking it all is worth the promise of new love and a new future.
Â©2018 Josi S. Kilpack (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
It's been five months since vampire Sam Parker Bound herself to Jared Michaels, her powerful co-commander within the Grand High Master vampire's personal legion. Life as a Bound couple has been going just fine...until the Grand High Master announces he will be stepping down from his position and wants Sam and Jared to take his place. Oh joy.Â Despite Sam's reservations, she agrees to ascend. But something very powerful has surfaced; something that is quickly decreasing the vampire population and could steal the lives of people close to Sam. At the same time, she finds herself under the scrutiny of vindictive vampires accusing her of exploiting her position as a commander - something that would threaten her ascension.Â Under the watchful eyes of people who would love nothing more than to strip her of her title, Sam and Jared must continue to conceal her hybrid status and find a way to fight this power that nothing before them has ever been able to overcome. If not, they stand to lose not only the people they hold close, but their future as the Grand High Pair.
Â©2014 Suzanne Wright (P)2018 Tantor
New York Times best-selling author Hannah Howell brings the proud heart of Scotland to life in her magnificent novels. Now, the seven MacEnroy brothers are about to take America by storm.... Off the New England coast, courageous Mehitabel Ampleford wields a rifle to protect her home from a brutish band of men who are after her land. She will not be intimidated, but their attacks are growing fiercer, and just as their latest confrontation threatens violence, a bold stranger appears out of the ocean mists to send the raiders packing. Geordie MacEnroy has seen the ravages of war in his mountain town - and in the injuries suffered by his youngest brother; now, his restless soul is calling him to find sanctuary by the sea. His long journey to the beautiful coastline of his adopted homeland feels like a new beginning as lovely Mehitabel, so wise and self-sufficient, offers blessed hope for healing his brother's wounds. Geordie envisions a beautiful life with her as his bride, but a woman who has fought so fearlessly for her home may not willingly surrender all for his love....
Â©2019 Hannah Howell (P)2019 Tantor
Surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington was a master of the macabre, of gorgeous tableaus, biting satire, roguish comedy, and brilliant, effortless flights of the imagination. Nowhere are these qualities more ingeniously brought together than in the works of short fiction she wrote throughout her life.Â Â The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington collects for the first time all of Carrington's stories. With a startling range of styles, subjects, and even languages (several of the stories are translated from French or Spanish), The Complete Stories captures the genius and irrepressible spirit of an amazing artist's life.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 The Estate of Leonara Carrington (P)2019 Tantor
"Nobody turned my head with compliments. Nobody asked me to dance." An elegant accompaniment to Jane Austenâs Pride and Prejudice, Jennifer Paynterâs The Forgotten Sister plucks the neglected Mary from obscurity and reveals her hopes and fears. Mary Bennet spends much of her time apart from her family, closeted in her room reading or playing her music, studying hard for accomplishments. As her four sisters become absorbed in their own romantic dramas, Mary stands apart, believing herself "not pretty enough" to dance with. She watches while Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley - and Mr. Wickham - waltz into her sistersâ lives, judging all three gentlemen quite dispassionately (and as it turns out, accurately). But Mary may not be quite so clear-sighted when she finally falls in love herself. She will first have to overcome her own brand of "pride and prejudice."
Â©2012, 2014 Jennifer Paynter (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
From the bestselling author of What You Did comes a stunning psychological thriller. One party. Thirteen people. By 3.02 p.m., one of them will be dead. The party should have been perfect: six couples from the same baby group, six newborns, a luxurious house. But not everything has gone to plan, and while some are here to celebrate, others have sorrows to drown. When someone falls from the balcony of the house, the secrets and conflicts within the group begin to spill out.... DS Alison Hegarty, herself struggling with infertility, is called in to investigate. Sheâs convinced the fall was not an accident, and finds the new parents have a lot to hide. Wealthy Ed and Monica show off their newborn while their teenage daughter is kept under virtual house arrest. Hazel and Cathy conceived their longed-for baby via an anonymous sperm donor - or so Hazel thinks. Anita and Jeremy planned to adopt from America, but thereâs no sign of the child. Kelly, whose violent boyfriend disrupted previous group sessions, came to the party even though she lost her baby. And then thereâs Jax, whoâs been experiencing strange incidents for months - almost like someoneâs out to get her. Is it just a difficult pregnancy? Or could it be payback for something she did in the past? Itâs a nightmare of a case, and as events get even darker it begins to look impossible. Only one thing is clear: they all have something to hide. And for one of them, itâs murder.
Â©2020 Claire McGowan (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A lesson in seduction.... Miranda Hodgkins has only ever wanted one thing: to marry Robert Carlisle. And she simply can't wait a moment longer. During the Carlisle family masquerade ball, Miranda boldly sneaks into his bedchamber with seduction on her mind. Soon she's swept into rock-hard arms for the most breathtaking kiss of her life. But when the masks come off, she's horrified to find herself face-to-face with Sebastian, the Duke of Trent - Robert's formidable older brother. Shocked to find Miranda in his bed, Sebastian quickly offers her a deal to avoid scandal: He'll help her win his brother's heart if she'll find him the perfect wife. But what begins as a simple negotiation soon spirals out of control. For the longer this reformed rake tries to make a match for Miranda, the more he wants to keep her all to himself.
Â©2017 Anna Harrington (P)2017 Hachette Audio
One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory. Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within - truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is. Nothing will ever be the same again.
Â©2016 Nalini Singh (P)2016 Tantor
For fans of historical fiction and Gothic romance, an atmospheric ghost story from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare. England, 1921. Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. Working as a paid companion to Alex's wealthy, condescending aunt, Dottie Forsyth, Jo travels to Wych Elm House, the family's estate in the Sussex countryside. But there is much she never knew about her husband's origins...and the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths' past is just the beginning. All is not well at Wych Elm House: Dottie's husband is distant, and her son was grievously injured in the war. Footsteps follow Jo down empty halls. Items in her bedroom are eerily rearranged. The locals say the family is cursed and that a ghost in the woods has never rested. And when Jo discovers her husband's darkest secrets, she wonders if she ever really knew him. Isolated in a place of deception and grief, she must find the truth or lose herself forever. And then an eerily familiar stranger arrives at Wych Elm House....
Â©2016 Simone Seguin (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
In The Breakthrough in Two Acts, Dr. Fredric C. Hartman paints a vivid picture of emotional pain and its context within the human mind and brain. Set in the dramatic backdrop of a therapy session as a stage play, featuring Dr. Hartman as the psychologist and Human Consciousness itself as âthe patientâ, this is a practical guide for anyone who struggles with negative or painful emotions. In his play, Dr. Hartman tells the story about our vulnerability to painful emotions, which flare up from the depths of our brains, casting distressing and destructive spells over us. As the play unfolds, he develops two new experiences to help strengthen our consciousness: one, by actively breaking the spell of the two thoughts that lie at the heart - and generate the distress - in each of our negative emotions, and two, by embracing the strange, fleeting collection of conditions that come along with the present moments of our lives as they each flash by. The Breakthrough in Two Acts is an appeal to humanity and a plan for how to use one âpartâ of our brain - consciousness - to quiet down another chronically overheated âpartâ - the limbic system - that has ravaged our species with troubles ranging from emotional illness to war. Here is a way of thinking for hard times to help overcome emotional distress and embrace a calmer and more fulfilling way to experience life.
Â©2007, 2020 Fredric C. Hartman, PhD (P)2020 Skyboat Media, Inc.
Itâs a case of mistaken identities and unmistakable attraction in New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sandsâ classic historical romance, previously published as The Reluctant Reformer! Lady Maggie Wentworth must support herself as an investigative reporter. Writing under another name, sheâs been exposing the notorious scandals of the ton - this time itâs the âworking girlsâ of London. While interviewing the women, a client enters, and Maggie is shocked to see her beau. She changes clothes with one of the girls and flees out the window, only to be whisked away by a stranger. Lord James is honoring a deathbed promise: watch over his late friendâs sister. Following Maggie to a house of ill repute, heâs stunned to see her emerge dressed as the notorious Lady X! Hard times must have driven her to such a desperate act, and he is intent on reforming the wanton chit. No amount of protest will stop him from saving her reputation. Now, if only he can hold his own desires in check - and keep himself from falling in love.
Â©2019 Lynsay Sands (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
My mate lies in a rotting cage at the bottom of the sea, and I'll do anything to get him back. Maybe he's the devil himself, but he made the ultimate sacrifice for me. When my plan backfires, I'm left with a lethal hex surging in my veins. Now, I have only a few days to live. And Salem? He's wrestling with a dark curse of his own, one that he says makes him burn. He keeps saying this ends with one of us dead, that our story is a tragedy. But I'm determined to rewrite the tale fate has penned for us. If I can't, he warns I could die at his hands. This is the final book in a trilogy.
Â©2020 C.N. Crawford (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
What's scarier than fighting the Queen of the Paranormal Court? Negotiating peace. Rogue has secured America with an agreement from the Queen and now the US opens its arms to her. Working with Baxter and the Spectral Plane, Rogue heads to Washington to make connections with the US Government, but is waylaid by a strange group called the Shadows. Are they for her or against her? Cultish and without regard for normal moral boundaries, new enemies blur the line between life and death and dabble in things they shouldnât. As the case grows bigger, Rogue realizes thereâs more at stake than the specters. A renegade figurehead known as the Umbra is calling mortals to him for something larger than the US has tackled before. Will the Queen offer Rogue any assistance? Now Jennie must learn to lead both mortals and specters to combat her enemies and bring them to justice.
Â©2020 Michael Anderle (P)2020 Podium Audio
New York Times best-selling sensation Gena Showalter enthralls with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, powers beyond imagining, and a seductive vampire undone by his insatiable hunger for one woman... Growing up poor on New Chicagoâs meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: Be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, sheâs been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all - a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the ability to manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind. To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction - vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty, and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose...
Â©2010 Gena Showalter (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
A practical, inspirational, revolutionary guide to social innovationÂ Many of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do will actually help feed the worldâs hungry, fix the damage of a Hurricane Katrina, or even get a healthy lunch program up and running in the local school. We tend to think that great social change is the province of heroes - an intimidating view of reality that keeps ordinary people on the couch. But extraordinary leaders such as Gandhi and even unlikely social activists such as Bob Geldof most often see themselves as harnessing the forces around them, rather than singlehandedly setting those forces in motion. The trick in any great social project - from the global fight against AIDS to working to eradicate poverty in a single Canadian city - is to stop looking at the discrete elements and start trying to understand the complex relationships between them. By studying fascinating real-life examples of social change through this systems-and-relationships lens, the authors of Getting to Maybe tease out the rules of engagement between volunteers, leaders, organizations and circumstance - between individuals and what Shakespeare called âthe tide in the affairs of men.âÂ Getting to Maybe applies the insights of complexity theory and harvests the experiences of a wide range of people and organizations - including the ministers behind the Boston Miracle (and its aftermath); the Grameen Bank, in which one manâs dream of micro-credit sparked a financial revolution for the worldâs poor; the efforts of a Canadian clothing designer to help transform the lives of Indigenous women and children; and many more - to lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change in communities, in business, and in the world.
Â©2009 Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman, Michael Patton (P)2019 Random House Canada
The Fates are cackling their bony asses off... It's been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody - which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth: He has to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet. Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy's deal might be, but it's a good bet that his arrival means that the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.
Â©2014 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2015 Tantor
It's the book Fallen fans have been waiting for: Cam's story, the brooding, bad-boy dark angel listeners love. High school can be hell. Cam knows what it's like to be haunted. He's spent more time in hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can't stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes. Cam made a bet with Lucifer: He has 15 days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails...there's a special place in hell just for him. Tick tock. Spread your wings and cry as bad-boy dark angel Cam finally reveals his anguished heart in the epic new Fallen novel, Unforgiven.
Â©2015 Lauren Kate (P)2015 Listening Library
Devlin Markham, the notorious "Devil Duke" of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can't woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune good-bye. But he's always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems unmoved by his charm.... When Sophie learns her beloved orphanage is in imminent danger, she will do anything to save it. Even marry a ruthless rake who takes what he wants in business and pleasure - a man who's everything she's always feared most - but whom she reluctantly begins yearning for. Then Sophie becomes the target of a killer lurking from the dark shadows of Devlin's past. And they find not only their lives in jeopardy but their very hearts. Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Maddison Fitzsimmons (P)2018 Tantor
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people - and certainly more than she cared for him. At least that's what he thinks. But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?
Â©2016 Marie Rutkoski (P)2016 Listening Library
"Quick pacing, witty dialogue, and charmingly original characters set Jeffries' books apart" (Publishers Weekly), and The Secret of Flirting is the next thrilling romance in the best-selling Sinful Suitors series!Â The moment spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Aurore of Chanay, he's positive her royal persona is a ruse and that she's actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could very well destroy his career, expose his own secrets...and ruin the woman he's rapidly coming to love.Â The Secret of Flirting is a sizzling historical romance filled with fast-paced storytelling, an enchanting heroine, and a sexy hero, perfect for fans of Regency romance.Â
Â©2018 Sabrina Jeffries (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Whomsoever draws the sword from the ancient seat of this land shall rule her, and they shall bring peace and prosperity to her people.Â Â For nearly 1,000 years, the firstborn son of every Cannamore king has drawn the sword, and the land and her people have indeed prospered. Princess Nyx Bel-Hannon is neither male nor firstborn, but it's her hand that draws the sword rather than her twin brother's. Her reward: imprisonment.Â Â But a deep darkness now spreads across the kingdom, and its borders are threatened by creatures capable of magic powerful enough to destroy mountains and split the land asunder. Without the true heir to wield the sword, Cannamore risks annihilation. The king and crown prince want nothing more than to be permanently rid of Nyx but cannot afford her blood on their hands. Instead, they give her to a fractious warlord in the hope he will do what they dare not.Â Â Nyx has no intention of letting the warlord get in the way of her thirst for revenge or the need to claim her throne. But it's a quest that may well destroy the kingdom she loves because Nyx has been cursed by the god of war.Â It is her destiny to save Cannamore. Or utterly destroy it.
Â©2018 Keri Arthur (P)2019 Tantor
A gentleman scribes penny dreadful novels by night and falls in love with a woman who is a music teacher by day - and a thief at night. London 1865Â From the moment Hollis Darby meets Ana Newport, heâs smitten. Even though heâs from a wealthy, established family and she isnât, he wishes he could have a life with her by his side. But Hollis has a secret: the deep coffers that have kept his family afloat for generations are bare, so he supports himself by writing penny dreadfuls under a pseudonym. If not for the income from his novels, he would be broke.Â Ana Newport also has a secret. Though she once had a place in society thanks to her fatherâs successful business, bankruptcy and scandal reduced his fortune to nothing more than a crumbling town house. So Ana teaches music during the day, and at night she assumes the identity of the âPhantom Foxâ. She breaks into the homes of the wealthy to reclaim trinkets and treasures she feels were unjustly stolen from her family when they were struggling.Â When Hollisâs brother needs to hire a music tutor for his daughter, Hollis recommends Ana, giving him a chance to spend time with her. Ana needs the income and is eager for the opportunity to get to know the enigmatic gentleman. What neither of them expects is how difficult it will be to keep their respective secrets from each other.Â When a spree of robberies rocks the city, Ana and Hollis join forces to solve the crimes, discovering that working together deepens the affection between them. After all, who better to save the day than a gentleman and a thief?
Â©2020 Sarah M. Eden (P)2020 Shadow Mountain
Gena Showalter puts a daring spin on a tale of huntress and huntedâ¦and concocts a sensual chemistry that is positively explosive. Aleaha Love can be anyone - literally. With only skin-to-skin contact, she can change her appearance and assume any identity. Her newest identity switch has made her an AIR (Alien Investigation and Removal) agent and sends her on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she becomes the captured. Breean, a golden-skinned commander known for his iron will who is at once dangerous and soul-shatteringly seductive, threatens her new life. Because for the first time, Aleaha only wants to be herselfâ¦.
Â©2013 Gena Showalter (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past... but Dmitri's need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo. Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel's right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality... the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her. As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting - and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more.
Â©2012 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor
Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man - particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled "Secrets of a Wedding Night," knowing it will find its way into his intended's innocent hands. Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son - someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon's new fiancÃ©e cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it's his former fiancÃ©e Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced - to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be....
Â©2012 Valerie Bowman (P)2013 Tantor
Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the end of the world. In science fiction the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm. But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. In the midst there are heroes who fight against it. And after there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild. The Apocalypse Triptych tells their stories. Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and best-selling author Hugh Howey, The Apocalypse Triptych is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. The End Is Nigh focuses on life before the apocalypse. The End Is Now turns its attention to life during the apocalypse. And The End Has Come focuses on life after the apocalypse. The End Has Come features all-new, never-before-published works by Hugh Howey, Seanan McGuire, Ken Liu, Carrie Vaughn, Mira Grant, Jamie Ford, Tananarive Due, Jonathan Maberry, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Elizabeth Bear, Ben H. Winters, Scott Sigler, and many others. The end is nigh is about the match. The end is now is about the conflagration. The end has come is about what will rise from the ashes.
Â©2014 John Joseph Adams & Hugh Howey (P)2014 John Joseph Adams & Hugh Howey
They soar through the night, unearthly creatures of legends and lore. Three masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance explore the rapture of the heavens above, and the darkness below in three all-new stories of angels and guardians, and good and evil. Best-selling author Nalini Singh returns to her Guild Hunter universe to tell the story of vampire Noel, and Sharon Shinn returns to her Samaria series to tell the story of a blind angel and the woman helps him---even though she hates and fears angels. Hear these stories and an all-new novella from New York Times best-selling author Ilona Andrews in this exciting collection sure to delight fans of the paranormal.
Â©2011 Penguin Group (USA), Inc., Andrew Gordon, Ilona Gordon, Nalini Singh, and Sharon Shinn (P)2011 Tantor
When Aurelie Harcourt's father dies in debtor's prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even resentment. Only the quiet houseguest, Silas Rotherham, welcomes her company. When Aurelie decides to complete her father's unfinished serial novel, writing the family into the story as unflattering characters, she must keep her identity as Nathaniel Droll hidden while searching for the truth about her mother's disappearance - and perhaps even her father's death. Author Joanna Davidson Politano's stunning debut set in Victorian England will delight listeners with its highly original plot, lush setting, vibrant characters, and reluctant romance.
Â©2017 Joanna Davidson Politano (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
She was headstrong, fearless, and beautiful. She was just like her grandmother, the legendary Skye O'Malley. Jasmine had been forced into marriage twice. Rebelling at King James's decree that she wed Jemmie Leslie, fifth earl of Glenkirk, she fled to France with her children. But her youngest, the illegitimate offspring of Jasmine's lover, Prince Henry Stuart, is also the king's only grandson. Now the man coming after her and her little boy is the man she both fears and desires.... Jemmie Leslie has come to France to possess Jasmine - by force if necessary. Though they shared a night of unforgettable passion, her rejection of their betrothal stunned and maddened him. Yet once he sees her again, Jemmie vows to win the elusive Jasmine back...and take her beyond ecstasy.Â Contains mature themes.
Â©1997 Bertrice Small (P)2020 Tantor
Svente vampire Ava Sanchez has a difficult decision to make: Should she accept the invitation of the Grand High Master Vampires and join their legion? It will mean leaving behind her brother and her home. It will also mean working with Pagori vampire Salem McCauley. Unlike the majority of vampirekind, she doesn't fear Mr. Tall, Blond, and Dauntless...even if he does have some psychopathic traits. In fact, he has a raw sexuality that tempts her to drop her 'no relationships' rule and give him exactly what he wants from her - everything.Â Salem McCauley doesn't like anything cute, or sweet, or cheery. Yet he wants Ava with a desperation that's bordering on obsession. And shockingly, she doesn't look at him like others do - you know, like they fear he'll rip out their spinal cord for fun. Now that the legion will be busy hunting the players involved in the creation of an illegal vampiric brothel, there's no time for pursuing Ava. But Salem makes time, because he never denies himself what he wants, and he always holds tight to what's his. And that's exactly what Ava is, whether she knows it or not: his.
Â©2014 Suzanne Wright (P)2018 Tantor
Twelve years ago, Brandon Pearce had to give up the girl he loved, Amelia Howard. Now Amelia is a grown woman with a past she desperately needs to keep hidden in order to save her brother Frederick's reputation. In an effort to avoid blackmail, Frederick needs to place several gentlemen into government positions, and for that, he'll need an ally in Parliament - Pearce.Â Pearce has been investigating Scepter, a criminal group the Armory believes is behind the government appointments. Pearce must pretend that he sides with the blackmailer, even though it means breaking Amelia's heart. But Pearce is willing to do anything he can for a second chance with her, even when he discovers she's been keeping secrets of her own.Â Get out your smelling salts! This sexy Regency novel features a second-chance romance between a former military commander who stubbornly thinks he knows best and a strong-headed heroine who will fight tooth and nail for those she loves.
Â©2021 Anna Harrington (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Jenny is back in America, but this time she is looking to settle down. Or is she? Rogue has gone house hunting with a purpose, but what is the house for? Having learned the lesson that you keep your friends close, but your (potential) enemiesÂ closer, Jennie has the SIA pulled up close against her chest. Are they truly full of politics and red tape as she suspects? Jennie has to deal with a new paranormal creature, and this one wants to dine on her flesh. There are a lot of the little creatures, but what they lack in size they make up for in quantity. Now, Jennie must figure out how to get the construct they creature to heel. Can she do it?
Â©2021 Michael Anderle (P)2021 Podium Audio
Acclaimed Swedish author Camilla Grebe makes her solo American debut with a psychological thriller as cunning in its twists as it is captivating in its storytelling - for fans of the celebrated crime fiction of Camilla LÃ¤ckberg, Jo NesbÃ¸, Ruth Ware, and Fiona Barton.Â Winter's chill has descended on Stockholm as police arrive at the scene of a shocking murder. An unidentified woman lies beheaded in a posh suburban home - a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved killing 10 years earlier. But this time there's a suspect: the charismatic and controversial chain-store CEO Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found.Â To homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson, nothing about the suave, high-profile businessman - including a playboy reputation and rumors of financial misdeeds - suggests he conceals the dark heart and twisted mind of a cold-blooded killer. In search of a motive, Lindgren and Olsson turn to the brilliant criminal profiler Hanne Lagerlind-SchÃ¶n. Once a valued police asset, now marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she's eager to exercise her keen skills again - and offer the detectives a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre.Â But they're not the only ones searching. Two months before, Emma Bohman, a young clerk at Orre's company, chanced to meet the charming chief executive, and romance swiftly bloomed. Almost as quickly as the passionate affair ignited, it was over when Orre inexplicably disappeared. One staggering misfortune after another followed, leaving Emma certain that her runaway lover was to blame and transforming her confusion and heartbreak into anger.Â Now, pursuing the same mysterious man for different reasons, Emma and the police are destined to cross paths in a chilling dance of obsession, vengeance, madness, and love gone hellishly wrong.Â Praise for The Ice Beneath HerÂ âThe Ice Beneath Her deserves to be called a page-turner - I read it in one sitting! The narrative is fast-paced and the twists superb.â (Cecilia EkbÃ¤ck, best-selling author of Wolf Winter)Â
Â©2016 Camilla Grebe and Elizabeth Clark Wessel (P)2016 Random House Audio
Shaw Sinclair, chief of the outcast clan of Sinclairs of Caithness in Northern Scotland, has made a deal with the devil. Despite his strength and lethal skills, he needs help - specifically from a woman - to accomplish his mission to bring a bairn to safety to the coast. When he meets the brave and beautiful Alana Campbell at a Samhain Festival, he decides she's the one. Alana Campbell is ready to show the world she's just as skillful with a sgian dubh as any man. Attracting the attention of the brawny chief who coerces her to join him on his journey to the coast of Scotland gives her that very opportunity. Sparks flash between them as they're forced to act as husband and wife to accomplish the deadly mission. However, when secrets threaten to tear them apart, they have to decide if their differences outweigh the reality of their feelings.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Heather McCollum (P)2021 Tantor
Welcome to Willoughby Close...a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver.... Alice James has been a drifter her whole life, working her way through several foster homes before ending up in Wychwood-on-Lea, feeling anchorless and invisible. When a chance encounter leads to Alice accepting a position as a caretaker and companion to Lady Stokeley, she starts to feel as if she might finally be able to put down some roots and live the way other people do. Then, Lady Stokeleyâs nephew, city banker Henry Trent, storms into Willoughby Manor, seeming to find fault with everything, including Alice. As the next in line to the manor and title, he threatens to upturn everything sheâs started to build. But Henry is hiding his own secret fears and weaknesses, ones heâs desperate for no one to discover. A surprising and inconvenient attraction that simmers between them leaves Alice feeling more confused than ever, and Henry torn between duty and desire, fear and love. When circumstances become even more difficult, both Alice and Henry must decide who they really are and what they are willing to fight for. Could Alice possibly be the next lady of Willoughby Manor?
Â©2017 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, 17-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with TomÃ¡s, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking - recklessness, impulse, independence. TomÃ¡s may also help Luisa fulfill an unusual obsession: She wants to track down a traveling troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs. According to newspaper reports, the dwarfs recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico. The imagined fates of these performers fill Luisa's surreal dreams as she settles in a beach community in Oaxaca. Surrounded by hippies, nudists, beachcombers, and eccentric storytellers, Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will "promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery". It is a quest more easily envisioned than accomplished. As she wanders the shoreline and visits the local bar, Luisa begins to disappear dangerously into the lives of strangers on Zipolite, the "Beach of the Dead". Meanwhile, her father has set out to find his missing daughter.Â A mesmeric portrait of transgression and disenchantment unfolds. Sea Monsters is a brilliantly playful and supple novel about the moments and mysteries that shape us.
Â©2019 Chloe Aridjis (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
For fans of the oral history genre phenomenon World War Z, a worldwide plague of insomnia creates a devastating new apocalypse. Remember what it's like to last an entire night without sleep? That dull but constant headache. The feeling of your brain on edge. How easily irritated you were. How difficult it was to concentrate, even on seemingly menial tasks. It was just a single restless night, but everything felt just a little bit harder to do, and the only real comfort was knowing your head would finally hit the pillow at the end of the day, and when you awoke the next morning everything would return to normal. But what if sleep didn't come the next night? Or the night after? What might happen if you, your friends and family, your coworkers, the strangers you pass on the street, all slowly began to realize that rest might not ever come again? How slowly might the world fall apart? How long would it take for a society without sleep to descend into chaos? Sleep Over is collection of waking nightmares, a scrapbook of the haunting and poignant stories from those trapped in a world where the pillars of society are crumbling, and madness is slowly descending on a planet without rest. Online vigilantism turns social media into a deadly gamble. A freelance journalist grapples with the ethics of turning in footage of mass suicide. A kidnapped hypnotist is held hostage by those at wit's end for a cure. In Sleep Over, these stories are just the beginning. Before the Longest Day, the world record was eleven days without sleep. It turns out most of us can go much longer. Full cast of narrators includes Neil Shah, Susan Ericksen, Prentice Onayemi, Andrea Emmes, and Braden Wright.
Â©2017 H. G. Bells (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A tropical paradise sets the stage for a turbulent passion in this unforgettable tale from number-one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts. To reconcile with her long-estranged father, Laine Simmons travels to Hawaii. But she soon finds her motives being questioned by his arrogant, judgmental, and extremely attractive business partner, Dillon OâBrian. It doesnât help that every infuriating confrontation with the man only makes her want him more. As Laine struggles to heal her past, she has to fight her treacherous heart - or admit to herself that this is one battle sheâd rather loseâ¦.
Â©1982 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Welcome to Willoughby Close...a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver.... Harriet Lang had the perfect life, so sheâs left reeling when everything is taken from her in one fell swoop. Suddenly, Harriet learns her beautiful farmhouse in the Cotswolds is double mortgaged, her husband Richardâs been unceremoniously fired - and heâs become a little too close to his young, sexy assistant. Harriet moves into Willoughby Close with her three children, trying to hold her head up high. With the help of her neighbor and newfound friend Ellie Matthews, Harriet starts to rebuild her life - but dipping a toe in the dating pool feels strange, and meanwhile her children are struggling in different ways. She wonders if starting over is really possible..... Then Willoughby Close begins to weave its healing magic on both her and her children, and Harriet begins to see a way forward. But when Richard reappears in her life, wanting to make amends, Harriet must make the painful decision about how much of the past can be forgiven - and what kind of future she is fighting for.
Â©2017 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
In the second novel inÂ Joanna ShupeâsÂ the Uptown Girl series, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by a beautiful woman who proves to be more determined than he is - andÂ too irresistible to deny. Powerful casino owner. Ruthless mastermind. Destroyer of men. He lives in the shadows.... As the owner of the cityâs most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds the fortunes of prominent families in the palms of his hands every night. There is one particular family he burns to ruin, however, one that has escaped his grasp...until now. She is societyâs darling.... Florence Greene is no oneâs fool. She knows Clayton Madden is using her to ruin her prestigious family...and sheâs using him right back. She plans to learn all she can from the mysterious casino owner - then open a casino of her own just for women. With revenge on his mind, Clay agrees to mentor Florence. However, she soon proves more adept - and more alluring - than Clay bargained for. When his plans are threatened, Clay must decide if he is willing to gamble his empire on love.
Â©2019 Joanna Shupe (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
A fan favorite from Lies Jane Austen Told Me has her own story as Silvia Bradshaw begins her Hollywood career loving every aspect from the glamour and style of Audrey Hepburn to the behind-the-scenes filmmaking magic - and she is ready to prove her worth as the newest film editor at a major production studio in Hollywood.Â A studio scandal and lawsuit jeopardizes her job and forbids her from seeing love interest Ben from a rival studio.
Â©2018 Julie Wright (P)2018 Shadow Mountain
Brought to you by Penguin.Â Â Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home.Â Â In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce acid rain and crackling storms. Outside is dangerous, but humankind's hold on the planet is fragile, and they spend most of their days simply surviving.Â Â But Venus carries its own secrets, too. In the depths, there is a wind that shouldn't exist.Â Â And the House of Styx wants to harness it.
Â©2020 Derek KÃ¼nsken (P)2020 Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing 2020
Brianna Penderley has a knack for getting into precarious situations, especially when it comes to her love for archaeology. In the heart of Naples, her terrible Italian has her accidentally becoming engaged to two men at the same time. Of course, Daniel Wolcott - the Earl of Thornton and the only man ever able to vex her - shows up to rescue her.Â Daniel has spent the majority of his life exercising rigid control over his emotions, determined never to become the rake his father was. But when he goes to aid his mentor's danger-prone niece once again, he finds himself struggling to control his attraction to a woman who is his complete opposite.Â When their situation goes from bad to worse, Daniel and Brianna find themselves swept up into a perilous adventure, and they must work together to set things right. Now, if they can just avoid killing each other in the process.Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Maddison Fitzsimmons (P)2019 Tantor
Winterborne has long been a city divided between those who have magic, and those who do not. Between those who are free, and those who are not.... Though classified as having no magic, Neve March can hear the whispers of the wind and sometimes even control it. But it's a secret she must hold close if she wishes to continue as Nightwatch - the soldiers who guard Winterborne against those who roam the wastelands and feast on human flesh. When Neve investigates a faint SOS signal, she not only unearths a woman close to death, but a plot involving an ancient enemy long thought dead. In an effort to expose those behind the plot, Neve goes undercover amongst Winterborne's elite - a dangerous step that could expose her secret and rip away all that she holds dear. The trail of treachery leads her from Winterborne's golden halls to the heart of the enemy's hive, and it will shake her belief of not only who she is, but what she is.
Â©2018 Keri Arthur (P)2018 Tantor
Helene, the Countess Godwin, knows there is nothing more unbearably tedious than a virtuous woman. After all, she's been one for ten long years while her scoundrel of a husband lives with strumpets and causes scandal after scandal. So she decides it's time for a change - she styles her hair in the newest, daring mode, puts on a shockingly transparent gown, and goes to a ball like Cinderella, hoping to find a prince charming to sweep her off her feet...a nd into his bed. But instead of a prince, she finds only her own volatile, infuriatingly handsome... husband, Rees, the Earl Godwin. They'd eloped to Gretna Green in a fiery passion, but passion can sometimes burn too hot to last. But now, Rees makes her a brazen offer, and Helene decides to become his wife again... but not in name only. No, this time she decides to be very, very wicked indeed.
Â©2004 Eloisa James (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
Following your heart can be a crime. A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception. She's working as a spy in the court. If caught, she'll be exposed as a traitor to her country. Yet she can't help searching for a way to change her ruthless world...and she is close to uncovering a shocking secret. This dazzling follow-up to The Winner's Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
Â©2015 Marie Rutkoski (P)2015 Listening Library
Maddie doesnât think so. She lost the love of her life and hasn't allowed anyone to get close since. But when she delivers an inappropriate cake to a 100th birthday party by mistake, she meets Evan and starts to believe in second chances.Â Evan is serially single, yet when he meets Maddie, he feels an instant connection - so much so that he makes a shocking confession on their first date. And it changes everything. Was it a mistake to be so honest?Â With the odds stacked against them both, finding love wonât be easy. But sometimes, a happily-ever-after could be worth fighting for.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
For years, he's been an object of fear, fascination...and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: Only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: He'll seduce Ian's innocent sister, Genevieve - the only Eversea as yet untouched by scandal. First he'll capture her heart...and then he'll break it.Â Â But everything about Genevieve is unexpected: the passion simmering beneath her cool control, the sharp wit tempered by gentleness...and though Genevieve has heard the whispers about the duke's dark past, and knows she trifles with him at her peril, one incendiary kiss tempts her deeper into a world of extraordinary sensuality. Until Genevieve is faced with a fateful choice...is there anything she won't do for a duke?Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2011 Julie Anne Long (P)2019 Tantor
USA Today best-selling author âNothing makes me happier than a new book from Joanna Shupe!â (Sarah MacLean) High society reprobate. An unconventional heiress. Childhood friends. Is it too late? Knickerbocker scoundrel Harrison Archer returns to New York to discover that his deceased father has bankrupted his estranged family. To save them from ruin, heâs forced to quickly find and marry an heiress. For a matchmaker, Harrison turns to the one woman he wishes he could marry: his childhood friend and true love Maddie, who once broke his heart and is now engaged to a duke. For true love?Â When her best friend Harrison left for Paris without a word, Maddie Webster took refuge in her infatuation with tennis. Now, Harrison is back and needs her help in finding a bride. Begrudgingly, Maddie arranges a house party in Newport with a guest list of eligible heiresses. But watching Harrison flirt with potential brides is more than she can bear. When Harrison and Maddie reunite, the passion between them ignites. But with their marriages to others looming, time is running out. Is their fate inescapable...or can love set them free?
Â©2021 Joanna Shupe (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want: straight A's, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House. But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad-boy Thomas Pearson. Alone. Instead of snuggling with her boyfriend next to a cozy fire in Vermont, she's huddling for warmth with Thomas in Ketlar House. As the snow transforms Easton into a winter wonderland, Ariana finds herself falling for Thomas. But someone is watching their clandestine romance unfold, someone intent on turning their holiday weekend into a nightmare.
Â©2008 Kate Brian (P)2010 Tantor
Wealth has its dangers...so do certain men. Jasper Bond turns (female) heads wherever he goes. He canât dance, isnât known for his restraint, and his blood heats whenever heâs near his latest employer, the unwittingly sexy Eliza Martin. She insists no one will believe an intellectual like her could be seduced by a man of action like Jasper, but the combination of his desire and her mystery makes the case one he canât resist. Client satisfaction is a point of pride and itâs his pleasure to prove heâs just the man she needs after all....
Â©2013 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Nashoda Rose comes a sexy, new, stand-alone romance novel. It was one night together. I wasn't supposed to see him again. I never thought I would. And then the six-foot-three cement graffiti wall of badass strode back into my life, and did it with full force. He's protecting me from his past, and I'm protecting myself against the heated chaos he erupts in my body. It doesn't help that he can do playful and sweet when he's not doing bossy.Â But the overly confident playboy Deaglan Kane is danger, has no boundaries, and is totally off-limits. And I know behind his walls there's a man with a dark and damaged past. A man more dangerous. A man who has become the greatest threat of all: the Irish Crown.
Â©2018 Nashoda Rose (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A dark and intricate fantasy,Â City of the Uncommon Thief is the story of a quarantined city gripped by fear and of the war that can free it. "Guilders work. Foundlings scrub the bogs. Needles bind. Swords tear. And men leave. There is nothing uncommon in this city. I hope Errol Thebes is dead. We bothÂ know he is safer that way."Â In a walled city of a mile-high iron guild towers, many things are common knowledge: No book in any of the city's libraries reveals its place on a calendar or a map. NoÂ living beasts can be found within the city's walls. And no good comes to the guilder or foundling who trespasses too far from their labors. Even on the tower rooftops,Â where Errol Thebes and the rest of the city's teenagers pass a few short years under an open sky, no one truly believes anything uncommon is possible within the cityÂ walls. But one guildmaster has broken tradition to protect her child, and now the whole city faces an uncommon threat: a pair of black iron spikes that has theÂ power of both sword and needle on the rib cages of men has gone missing, but the mayhem they cause rises everywhere. If the spikes are not found, noÂ wall will be high enough to protect the city - or the world beyond it. And Errol Thebes? He's not dead and he's certainly not safe.
Â©2020 Lynne Bertrand (P)2020 Listening Library
After her father loses the family fortune in an insider-trading scheme, single mom Parker Welles is faced with some hard decisions. First order of business: go to Gideon's Cove, Maine, to sell the only thing she now owns-a decrepit house in need of some serious flipping. When her father's wingman, James Cahill, asks to go with her, she's not thrilled . . . even if he is fairly gorgeous and knows his way around a toolbox. Having to fend for herself financially for the first time in her life, Parker signs on as a florist's assistant and starts to find out who she really is. Maybe James isn't the glib lawyer she always thought he was. And maybe the house isn't the only thing that needs a little TLC.
Â©2012 Kristan Higgins (P)2012 Tantor
Bryony and her sisters have come down in the world. Their merchant father died trying to reclaim his fortune and left them to eke out a living in a village far from their home in the city. But when Bryony is caught in a snowstorm and takes refuge in an abandoned manor, she stumbles into a house full of dark enchantments. Is the Beast that lives there her captor or a fellow prisoner? Is the house her enemy or her ally? And why are roses blooming out of season in the courtyard? Armed only with gardening shears and her wits, Bryony must untangle the secrets of the house before she - or the Beast - are swallowed by them.
Â©2015 Ursula Vernon (P)2015 Tantor
Harry Stillman cares nothing for his future and spends his time at gaming tables, horse races, and in the company of whatever beautiful woman has caught his eye that week. He has little use for society or his uncleâs approval - until his debts begin exceeding his profits. When Uncle Elliott refuses to pay off the debt and instead offers him a large, monetary wedding gift if Harry were to marry a woman of his uncleâs approval, Harry is offended, angry, and - scared. His dire straits drives him to seek out the infamous Lord Damion - a money lender who extolls a heavy price for his assistance. Lord Damion, however, is not a lord at all, or even a man. When Lady Sabrinaâs cheating husband leaves her, then ends up dying in a carriage accident, she creates a plan to ensure her future security through the secret persona of Lord Damion, and she is quickly becoming the richest woman in England. Knee-deep in secrets, both Harry and Sabrina must decide what true love means to them and how to navigate the pitfalls of English high society. In the end, both must decide which is more important: wealth or true love.
Â©2020 Josi S. Kilpack (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
"You were adopted." These three simple words, in a letter accompanying her parents' will, tear Nisha's carefully ordered world apart. Raised in England by her caring but emotionally reserved parents, Nisha has never been one to take risks. Now, with the scrawled address of an Indian convent, she begins a search for the mother and family she never knew and the awakening of long forgotten childhood memories. The secrets, culture, and people that Nisha discover will change her life forever. And, as her eyes are opened to a side of herself she didn't know existed, Nisha realizes that she must also seek answers to the hardest question of all-why? Weaving together the stories of Nisha, Shilpa, and Devi, The Forgotten Daughter explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional themes of motherhood, loss, and identity - ultimately asking the question, what would you do out of love for your children?
Â©2013 Renita DâSilva (P)2015 Tantor
Lord Philippe Lavay once took to the high seas armed with charm as lethal as his sword, and a stone-cold conviction: he'll restore his family's fortune and honor, no matter the cost. Victory is at last within reach - when a brutal attack snatches it from his grasp and lands him in Pennyroyal Green.Â An afternoon of bliss brings a cascade of consequences for Elise Fountain. She is shunned by her family and ousted from a job she loves, and her survival means a plummet down the social ladder to a position no woman has yet been able to keep: housekeeper to a frighteningly formidable prince.Â The bold and gentle Elise sees past his battered body into Philippe's barricaded heart...and her innate sensuality ignites his blood. Now a man who thought he could never love and a woman who thought she would never again trust must fight an incendiary passion that could be the ruin of them both.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Julie Anne Long (P)2020 Tantor
The new Ladies of Lantern Street novel from Amanda Quick explores the crimes, passions, and paranormal secrets of Victorian London. Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwoodâs gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission - and with a secret past - and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment. Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball - and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatriceâs employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane.... Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. The quest to discover her whereabouts has pulled him away from his mournful impulses to hurl himself into the sea - and engaged his curiosity about the real Beatrice Lockwood, whose spirit, he suspects, is not as delicate as her face and figure. He does know one thing, though: This flame-haired beauty was present the night Roland Fleming died at the Academy of the Occult. Guilty or not, she is his guide to a trail of blood and blackmail, mesmerism and madness - a path that will lead both of them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man....
Â©2013 Amanda Quick (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Welcome to Willoughby Close...a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver.... After her husband unexpectedly dies, Ava moves to Willoughby Close, trying to keep her chin up and to herself as sheâs always done - not answering questions, not making friends, and not seeing much of a future. Her marriage was far from perfect, but it offered her a much-needed security that has now been ripped away. Sheâs not sure what to do now that sheâs 35, widowed, penniless...and unexpectedly pregnant with her late husbandâs child. Jace Tucker is the over-the-top, sexy caretaker of Willoughby Manor, and he can see beneath Avaâs glamour-girl act to the hurt sheâs been hiding for so long. She has secrets for a reason - and so does he. The last thing she needs right now is a fling with a man who hides a past as regrettable as her own. But with a baby to think about and neighbors determined to be her friends, Ava finds herself starting to change and even more alarmingly, beginning to hope. Can Willoughby Close work its everyday magic on a woman like her? And when the past comes calling for both her and Jace, will they have to answer for their previous mistakes?
Â©2017 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Welcome to Wychwood-on-Lea...a not-too-quaint village where frosty evenings, welcoming fires, and second chances will make this a Christmas youâll never forget. Anna Vere has escaped to the Cotswolds for Christmas to try to heal from her broken engagement and, far worse, her broken dreams. When her reserved room at a bed-and-breakfast is flooded, she takes up the offer of camping out in Willoughby Close, the converted stables of the nearby manor house...and is taken under the wing of sexy local carpenter Colin Heath. What starts out as merely helping a neighbor in need turns into far more as Colin and Anna share a surprisingly intense and emotional connection, weaving their own Christmas magic as they spend the holiday together. But Anna has a secret she's scared to reveal, something that could destroy the fragile bond they've just created, and Colin knows sheâs only in England for a short time. Can these two sudden soul mates risk their hearts for a love that has yet to be tried and tested? Get swept away by this poignant and heartwarming story, set in beautiful Wychwood-on-Lea, in the English Cotswolds. And look forward to four more books set in Willoughby Close, where everyday miracles and happily-ever-afters are guaranteed.
Â©2016 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Welcome back to Willoughby Close, with four new residents and happy endings to deliver. Laura Neale is grieving. A year after her beloved husbandâs death, she is still left with far too many questions and is struggling with feelings of guilt, anger, and grief. Hoping to rebuild her life and her childrenâs, she moves to Wychwood-on-Lea with her two troubled kids - an 11-year-old son with too much energy and a 14-year-old daughter flirting with the same depression that afflicted her father. The warm community of women who have lived in Willoughby Close welcome her with open arms, and their friendship helps Laura find a semblance of peace. But when she finds herself with an entirely unexpected attraction to her sonâs teacher, James Hill, Laura is gobsmacked. James is charming, funny, and 10 years younger than her, thus completely unsuitable. Besides, her husband Timothy was her soulmate - wasnât he? As revelations about everything she once held dear surface, Laura wonders if she is reckless or maybe just brave enough to try for love a second time.
Â©2021 Kate Hewitt (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
The rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around afterschool jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs' chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home. In a few years, Danny found himself in the copilot seat of a B-17, stationed with the 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham, England. Anya Versteeg had been just a teenager when Hitler's troops invaded her homeland of Holland in May of 1940. Forced to grow up much too fast, the feisty preacher's daughter eagerly immersed herself in the Dutch Resistance. Certain that God had turned his back on Holland, she did whatever she had to do to save her country before it was too late. By 1945 the people of occupied Holland were starving. Thousands were dying every day. Then, just days before the war ended, help came to the Netherlands like manna from heaven. Operation Chowhound held special meaning for Lieutenant Danny McClain. Somewhere below, in the battered land of tulips and windmills, was the girl who needed rescuing, and he would move heaven and earth to find her.
Â©2012 Diane Moody (P)2016 Tantor
After being blacklisted for having communist sympathies as a student twenty years before, Pulitzer Prize - winning historian Tom Wrought escapes America's Cold War climate to teach at Oxford. There, he falls in love with Liz Spencer, a beautiful married woman. When Liz's husband is pushed in front of a train in the London Underground, Tom is immediately arrested for the murder. Scotland Yard is convinced it has its man, as he had means, motive, and opportunity. Certain of his innocence, Liz hires a young solicitor, Alice Silverstone, to defend Tom. But they discover that Tom's former secret work as an American spy made him a number of powerful enemies. Russian intelligence, British counterespionage, and even the FBI all may have reason to frame him. If Liz and Alice can find out who is behind the murder, they stand a chance of freeing Tom, but doing so puts all their lives at risk.
Â©2016 Alex Rosenberg (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
She might look like an angel... The moment orphaned American heiress Titania "Tansy" Danforth arrives on English shores she cuts a swath through Sussex, enslaving hearts and stealing beaux. She knows she's destined for a spectacular titled marriage - but the only man who fascinates her couldn't be more infamous...or less interested. But it takes a devil to know one... A hardened veteran of war and inveterate rogue, Ian Eversea keeps women enthralled, his heart guarded and his options open: why should he succumb to the shackles of marriage when devastating good looks and Eversea charm make seduction so easy? And Heaven has never been hotter! When Ian is forced to call her on her game, he never dreams the unmasked Tansy - vulnerable, brave, achingly sensual - will tempt him beyond endurance. And fight as he will, this notorious bachelor who stood down enemies on a battlefield might finally surrender his heart...and be brought to his knees by love. Contains mature themes.
Â©2014 Julie Anne Long (P)2020 Tantor
In this dark and gritty collection - featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman - nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil.... Unfortunately, that's exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line. In number-one New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher's "Cold Case", Molly Carpenter - Harry Dresden's apprentice-turned-Winter Lady - must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you're a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad. New York Times best-selling author Seanan McGuire's "Sleepover" finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything weird. They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie. In New York Times best-selling Kevin J. Anderson's "Eye of Newt", Zombie PI Dan Shamble's latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner.... And New York Times best-selling author Rob Thurman's infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals with some overdue - and nightmarish - vengeance involving some quite nasty "Impossible Monsters". Also includes stories by Tanya Huff, Kat Richardson, Jim C. Hines, Anton Strout, Lucy A. Snyder, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Erik Scott de Bie. Full cast of narrators includes Jon Lindstrom, Sumalee Montano, Mozhan Marno, Karissa Vacker, and Macleod Andrews.
Â©2016 Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes (P)2016 Penguin Audio
What makes your heart race a little faster? Just in time for Valentine's Day, it's Fallen in Love, four wholly original new stories collected in a new novel set in the Middle Ages by Lauren Kate. Fallen in Love gives fans the much-talked about but never-revealed stories of Fallen characters as they intertwine with the epic love story of Luce and Daniel. The stories include: Love Where You Least Expect It: The Valentine of Shelby and Miles , Love Lessons: The Valentine of Roland; Burning Love: The Valentine of Arriane; and Endless Love: The Valentine of Daniel and Lucinda.
Â©2012 Lauren Kate (P)2012 Listening Library
A mistress. A mountain of debt. A mysterious wreck of a building. Delilah Swanpoole, countess of Derring, learns the hard way that her husband, âDear Dull Derringâ, is a lot more interesting - and perfidious - dead than alive. Itâs a devil of an inheritance, but in the grand ruins of the one building Derring left her are the seeds of her liberation. And she vows never again to place herself at the mercy of a man. But battle-hardened Captain Tristan Hardy is nothing if not merciless. When the charismatic naval hero tracks a notorious smuggler to a London boarding house known as the Rogueâs Palace, seducing the beautiful, blue-blooded proprietress to get his man seems like a small sacrifice. They both believe love is a myth. But a desire beyond reason threatens to destroy the armor around their hearts. Now, a shattering decision looms: Will Tristan betray his own code of honor...or choose a love that might be the truest thing heâs ever known?
Â©2019 Julie Anne Long (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Stranger... He wears a maskâ¦and he is following her. Staring at her like no other man since Colin. But Colin is dead and Amelia believes she will never again shiver with pleasure, never again sigh his name. Lover... Until her masked pursuer lures her into a moonlit garden and a single, reckless kiss. Now she is obsessed with discovering his identity. Perfectly attuned to his every desire, his every thought, she will not stop until she knows his every secret.
Â©2013 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
She is crass, has attitude, drinks too much, and is the only living agent working for Queen Victoria, the paranormal queen. In 1901, Queen Victoria passed away and took over the responsibilities of the paranormal court. When Victoria ascends to the paranormal throne, she acquires the help of a human agent, code-named Rogue. For well over a hundred years, this human has helped settle problems between the normal and the paranormal worlds. Usually with massive displays of attitude and disrespect. And a really, really bodacious set of...guns. Now, Rogue has been sent to the Colonies to help stop a paranormal revolution. Is Rogue over her head, or is someone trying to pull a fast one on her? Either way, America better be ready, because this paranormal agent parties like it's still 1899!
Â©2019 Michael Anderle (P)2020 Podium Audio
Lilly Kaiser had come to terms with her solitary, uncomplicated life after becoming a young widow. So when a stranger delivers an old violin to her Berlin antiques shop and tells Lilly it belongs to her, she's completely bewildered. Why should she be the one to inherit such an exquisite instrument? Together with her best friend, Ellen, and handsome musicologist Gabriel Thornton, Lilly sets out to explore the violin's legacy. From England to Italy to Indonesia, she follows its winding trail. Along the way, she learns of Rose Gallway, a beautiful woman of English and Sumatran descent who lived among Sumatra's lush gardens more than a hundred years earlier. A celebrated and sought-after musician, Rose once owned Lilly's violin and regularly played concerts for Sumatra's colonial elite - until, one day, she simply disappeared. As Lilly unravels the mystery behind Rose's story - and uncovers other unexpected secrets - she'll come to see her own life in an entirely new light. And as each shared discovery brings her closer to Gabriel, her heart might finally break its long-held silence.
Â©2015 Alison Layland; 2013 Corina Bomann and Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Bound by centuries of bad blood, England's two most powerful families maintain a veneer of civility...until the heir to the staggering Redmond fortune disappears, reviving rumors of an ancient curse: a Redmond and an Eversea are destined to fall disastrously in love once per generation.Â Â An enduring legend Rumor has it she broke Lyon Redmond's heart. But while many a man has since wooed the dazzling Olivia Eversea, none has ever won her - which is why jaws drop when she suddenly accepts a viscount's proposal. Now, London waits with bated breath for the wedding of a decade...and wagers on the return of an heir.Â Â An eternal love It was instant and irresistible, forbidden...and unforgettable. And Lyon - now a driven, dangerous, infinitely devastating man - decides it's time for a reckoning. As the day of her wedding races toward them, Lyon and Olivia will decide whether their love is a curse destined to tear their families apart...or the stuff of which legends are made.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Julie Anne Long (P)2020 Tantor
Gita Trelease's Everything That Burns is the transporting sequel to All That Glitters, hailed by NPR as a âsoaring successâ! Camille Durbonne gambled everything she had to keep herself and her sister safe. But as the people of Paris starve and mobs riot, safety may no longer be possible... ...not when Camille lives for the rebellion. In the pamphlets she prints, she tells the stories of girls living at societyâs margins. But as her writings captivate the public, she begins to suspect a dark magic she canât control lies at the heart of her success. Then Louis XVI declares magic a crime and all magicians traitors to France. As bonfires incinerate enchanted books and special police prowl the city, the time for magic - and those who work it - is running out.Â In this new Paris where allegiances shift and violence erupts, the answers Camille seeks set her on a perilous path, one that may cost her the boy she loves - even her life. If she can discover who she truly is before vengeful forces unmask her, she may still win this deadly game of revolution.Â A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron BooksÂ "[A] seamless sequel to All That Glitters.... Diverse characters, a compelling plot, romantic tension, and Camilleâs internal conflict with her own magic powers fuel this intriguing story that will resonate with fantasy and historical fiction fans." (School Library Journal)
Â©2021 Gita Trelease (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
Dear Lady Truelove, My ward is driving me crazy. I have to marry her off and get her out of my life. Thereâs just one problem.... When Jonathan Deverill promised a dying friend heâd be guardian to the manâs daughter, he envisioned a girl in pigtails and pinafores, a child he could leave behind in some finishing school. Problem is, his ward is actually a fully-grown, defiant beauty whose longing for romance threatens to make his guardianship a living hell. New York heiress Marjorie McGann wants a London season and a titled husband who can help her spend the Yankee millions sheâs inherited, and she thinks her new British guardian is the perfect person to help her find him. But Jonathan has no intention of letting his friendâs fortune be squandered. Under his watchful, protective eye, Marjorie finds romance hard to come by...until one fateful night when her own guardianâs devastating kisses makes her wonder if the greatest romance of all might be right in front of her.
Â©2019 Laura Lee Guhrke (P)2019 HarperAudio
Life in modern Tokyo is a blast for Rei Shimura, a young Japanese-American woman who enjoys busy days as an antiques dealer and steamy nights with a devoted new boyfriend. But things come to a standstill when Rei overpays for a rare old chest of drawers for a wealthy client, the owner of a famous Zen temple in Kamakura. The exquisite tansu turns out to be a fake: the worst deal Rei has ever made. When the temple family turns on Rei - and the con man who sold the tansu is murdered - she realizes she's opened a Pandora's box of deception and murder. A young martial artist, an aspiring rock singer, and an elderly antiques mentor all become part of Rei's search for the killer through the shadows of an ancient culture. As her world begins to rapidly and inexplicably unravel, Rei realizes that it will take strength, wit, and a Zen attitude to survive.
Â©1997 Sujata Massey (P)2019 Tantor
Young Robin Longbow, subapprentice forester in the King's Forest of Nottingham, must contend with the dislike of the Chief Forester, who bullies Robin in memory of his popular father. But Robin does not want to leave Nottingham or lose the title to his father's small tenancy, because he is in love with a young lady named Marian - and keeps remembering that his mother too was gentry and married a common forester. Robin has been granted a rare holiday to go to the Nottingham Fair, where he will spend the day with his friends Much and Marian. But he is ambushed by a group of the Chief Forester's cronies, who challenge him to an archery contest...and he accidentally kills one of them in self-defense. He knows his own life is forfeit. But Much and Marian convince him that perhaps his personal catastrophe is also an opportunity: an opportunity for a few stubborn Saxons to gather together in the secret heart of Sherwood Forest and strike back against the arrogance and injustice of the Norman overlords.
Â©1988 Robin McKinley (P)2019 Tantor
A ghost has invaded Henry Fitzroy's home, beginning a dangerous nightly game in which Henry is allowed to ask a single question. If the answer is no, an innocent and unsuspecting person is killed. Henry soon comes to the horrifying realization that this wraith - and the others who join it - is using him to wreak vengeance on the people it holds responsible for its death. Henry canât find the source of these murders on his own, so he calls on the one person he trusts to help - private investigator Vicki Nelson - with the small hope that they can stop these otherworldly forces, without losing their lives. Blood Debtalso includes a brand-new short story featuring Vicki and Henry!
Â©1997 Tanya Huff (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Once I was a fae princess with sea-magic at my fingertips. Now? Iâm a hunted supernatural in a squalid shop, stripped of my power. My only comforts are stale cookies, Elvis records, and my hula-hoop. Then a lethally sexy fae king arrives and rips even those away.Â After the brutal king throws me in prison, I strike a bargain with him: my freedom in exchange for helping him find a magic blade. What Lyr doesnât know is that the blade might restore my stolen magic.Â But as we journey, the gorgeous jerk starts to make me feel things Iâve never felt. When Lyr touches me, desire ignites. I see raging passion in his eyes too.Â If I give in, I risk losing my chance at reclaiming my powerâ¦and, even worse, I could be forfeiting my life.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
"Julie Anne Long reinvents the historical romance for modern readers." (Amanda Quick) FromÂ USA Today best-selling author Julie Anne Long comes the second book in an exciting new historical romance series, the first since her beloved Pennyroyal Green series. He has devilâs blood in his veins. At least, thatâs always been the legend. How else could the Duke of Brexfordâs notorious bastard son return from the dead? The brutal decade since Lucien Durand, Lord Bolt,Â allegedly drowned in the Thames forged him into a man who always gets what - and who - he wants. And what he wants is vengeance for his stolen birthright...and one wild night in Angelique Breedloveâs bed. Angelique recognizes heartbreak when the enigmatic Lord Bolt walks into the Grand Palace on the Thames, and not even his devastating charm can tempt her to risk her own ever again. One scorching kiss drives home the danger. But in the space between them springs a trust that feels anything but safe. And the passion - explosive, consuming - drives Lucien to his knees. Now, his whole life depends on proving his love to a woman who doesnât believe in it...because his true birthright, he now knows, is guardian of Angelique Breedloveâs heart.
Â©2019 Julie Anne Long (P)2019 HarperAudio
The Woman: Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps -- until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes... The Letter: A very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of... The Man Simon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all...until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?
Â©2003 Eloisa James (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
Rei Shimura, a California girl living in Tokyo, has an antiques business that's only slightly more successful than her love life. When her aunt enrolls her in the Kayama School of Ikebana to learn how to arrange flowers, disaster strikes. A mean teacher is found with scissors in her neck, and Takeo Kayama, the sexy billionaire heir to the school, considers Rei's aunt the main suspect.Â Â Rei strives to prove her aunt's innocence but becomes enmeshed in a web of upper-class ladies, edgy environmental protesters, and young immigrants trying to make it in one of the world's most exciting and expensive cities. As danger rises, clues are sent to Rei in haiku poems that hint her family played a role in an old Kayama School tragedy that threatens not just her romantic future with Takeo - but her own life.
Â©2014 Sujata Massey and the Ikat Press (P)2019 Tantor
The beauty of animal companionship. For hundreds of years, humans and animals have had special bonds with each other. We've lived side-by-side through thick and thin - these relationships are not just about raising pets and farm animals. Our animal companions offer inspiration, friendship, health, and real-life opportunities for recovery that we can't achieve alone. True stories of animal therapy: In Animal Kind, Emma Lock of YouTube fame shares stories of the incredible ways that animals keep us healthy and happy, physically and mentally. You'll be inspired by the tales of remarkable recovery, from vision-impaired individuals who have gained independence with the help of seeing-eye dogs, to the woman who found new life as an equestrian champion after an arm amputation. Friendship in surprising places: The stories in Animal Kind feature an array of relationships that may surprise you. Even wild animals like snakes and racoons have been known to offer life-changing companionship. With each story, you'll learn fun facts about the featured species and hear from the people who love them. You'll also hear the never-before-told story of how animals changed Emma's life for good.
Â©2020 Emma Lock (P)2020 Tantor
A winter's heart.... The Marquess of Winterbourne has long been guided by his Rules of the Rogue, but as spy for the Crown, his next mission will break every single one. Sent to the wilds of Cornwall to beguile secrets from a lady, the last thing this rogue expects is to unearth his own buried heart. A taste of spring.... Miss Tamsyn Penrose remains far from impressed by London scoundrel Lord Winterbourne, preferring a wild gallop over the moors to sinful lips and fulsome flattery. But as danger lurks and her prejudice ebbs, she uncovers a man of contradictions, a man who awakens her forgotten fire. Seasons collide.... In this Cornish land of cove and mystery, desire sparks and passion flares. But will Jack Winterbourne tear up the rules for a woman who maddens his senses and thaws his heart?
Â©2019 Emily Windsor (P)2019 Tantor
Following the deaths of her last living relatives, Hetty Deveraux returns to her ancestral home, a crumbling estate in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, with the intention of renovating and reselling it as a hotel. As she dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers human remains beneath a rotting floorboard in the basement. Hungry for answers, Hetty sets out to unravel the estate's secret - and the secrets of its former inhabitants, including Beatrice Blake, a woman who moved there a century ago with her husband, Theo, a famous painter. Following whispered rumors and a handful of leads, Hetty soon discovers that no one knows exactly what happened to Beatrice, only that her actions have reverberated throughout history, affecting Hetty's present in startling ways.
Â©2016 Sarah Maine (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Peeling back layers of lies could save a masterpiece or reveal a killer. After a long week lobbying on Capitol Hill, all Karina Cardinal wants to do is chill with Netflix and her boyfriend, Patrick Dunne. Instead, she's slipping her aching feet into red stilettos for his parent's annual holiday bash. When she accidentally interrupts Patrick's father in his study, her embarrassment is tempered by suspicion that Martin Dunne and his dapper, secretive guest are hiding something. Maybe the painting she barely glimpses right before it disappears behind a secret panel. An internet search raises her curiosity to full-blown alarm. If she's right, Martin is in possession of a stolen masterpiece. Infamous because everyone close to it has turned up dead. As in Mafia-style-execution dead. As she's chewing over which instinct to follow - back off while she still can, or dig deeper for the truth - she crosses paths with FBI agent Mike Finnegan. An old friend and not-quite flame from her college days. When she looks into his warm, mocha eyes, she's tempted to tell him everything. Trouble is, she's already being watched. And the next move she makes could destroy innocent lives including her own.
Â©2018 Ellen Butler (P)2020 Tantor
Scandal does not define the "fallen" ladies of Puddledon Manor's Benevolent Home. Instead, it's a recipe for an intoxicating new future as the women combine their talents - to operate their own brewery and alehouse....Â Â Â When Penelope Barnes arrived at the Home with her young daughter, she discovered a knack for horticulture - and for cultivating the hops needed to produce a superlative pint. She put her scandalous affair with Harry Graham firmly in the past, along with the wrenching pain she felt when he went off to war. After all, she'd always known a farmer's daughter had no future with an earl's son. Now, she has the pleasant memory of their passion, and she has little Harriet....Â Â Harry went off to fight for the Crown unaware his delightful interlude with his childhood friend had permanent consequences. Now, he's back in England, catapulted into the title by his brother's untimely death. He sorely misses his former life of unfettered adventure, so when he has reason to explore Little Puddledon, he jumps at the chance. But what he finds there is something - and someone - he never knew he'd lost, and a once-forbidden love whose time has come, if only he can persuade Pen he's home to stay....Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Sally MacKenzie (P)2018 Tantor
When Evangeline is sent to live in a small mill town in Northern England as a schoolteacher in 1871, she finds herself struggling to fit in with an unfamiliar culture. Raised with the high-class Victorian values and ideals of a sophisticated upbringing, she is unprepared for the poverty she finds in the gritty factory town of Smeatley, where the locals speak with a hard-to-understand Yorkshire accent and struggle to thrive with few resources or opportunities. Though she has no training as a teacher, she must prove herself successful before her grandfather will release her substantial inheritance to her and allow her to be reunited with her younger sister, the last remaining member of her family after a fever claimed the lives of her parents and brothers. Evangeline's sudden change in circumstances is complicated when her aunt - a woman who values class distinctions more than her family relationships - forbids her from acknowledging any connection to her or to her grandfather, Mr. Farr - the man who owns nearly the entire town. For the first time in her life, Evangeline is truly alone. Heartbroken, she turns to the one person in town who has shown her kindness - an Irish brick mason, Dermot, and his son, Ronan. Despite the difference in their classes and backgrounds, Evangeline and Dermot become friends, due in part to her ability to connect with Ronan, whose behavior requires special attention. The boy is uncomfortable around strangers and rarely even speaks to the other children in town. He often fixates on details other people ignore, and he adheres to specific, self-made rules that give his life order and structure; for example, Dermot's coat must be hung on a specific peg next to the door. Evangeline attempts to prove herself a worthy teacher and earn the respect of her hard-to-understand students. Determined to find a way to introduce them to "proper English" while still honoring their unique language and culture, she enlists the help of a local family to write down familiar stories in the Yorkshire vernacular. Because of her efforts, the students and their families warm to Evangeline and she continues to look for ways to give the children a chance to become more than factory workers in the local cotton mill. When the town learns of her upper-class status, Evangeline must work twice as hard to win back their trust - especially Dermot's. In the end, Evangeline and Dermot discover that, even though they come from different social spheres, together they can overcome social prejudices, make a positive difference in the lives of even the humblest people, and enjoy the strength that comes when two hearts find each other. Ashes on the Moor is the inspiring love story of one Victorian woman's courage to fight against all odds, and the man whose quiet strength gives her the confidence to keep trying.
Â©2018 Sarah M. Eden (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with a client, which shouldn't be a problem when oneâs faking an engagement to the rogue across the street.... Ainsley Bourne needs the family business to succeed. But one obstacle stands in her way - Reed Sterling, the huge, handsome, former prize fighter and owner of the gaming hell across the street. His scandalous customers scare off all her marriage-minded patrons and since the devilish brute has no intention of relocating, she sets out to ruin his unsavory establishment. Yet when a vile suitor from her past reappears, Ainsley hastily claims an attachment to the first man who comes to mind...Mr. Sterling, to be exact. Reed doesnât know who is more surprised by Miss Bourneâs declaration. She clearly hates him, and heâd never admit their arguments simmer with unrequited attraction. Something about the pleading look in her eyes calls to Reed, and against his better judgment, he quickly plays the part of the besotted fiancÃ©. Pretending to be in love requires a convincing charade. But with each tantalizing touch and every scandalous kiss, Ainsley starts to wonder if Reed was ever really the enemy at all.
Â©2019 Vivienne Lorret (P)2019 HarperAudio
Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required - those more common to predatory animals than to man. Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature - at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the sleeping archangel before it's too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare.
Â©2015 Nalini Singh (P)2015 Tantor
Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New York Times best seller with eight starred reviews is not to be missed. Rachel Hartmanâs award-winning debut will have you looking at dragons as youâve never imagined them before.... In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side - while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer. The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being. When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive - and dashing - Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphinaâs struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult...while its discovery could mean her very life.Â Â Â "Will appeal to both fans of Christopher Paoliniâs Eragon series and Robin McKinleyâs The Hero and the Crown." (Entertainment Weekly) â[A] lush, intricately plotted fantasy.â (The Washington Post) "Beautifully written. Some of the most interesting dragons I've read." (Christopher Paolini, New York Times best-selling author of Eragon)
Â©2012 Rachel Hartman (P)2012 Listening Library
London was all on edge and astir to have in its midst the exquisite Princess Felicity of Brasnia. What scandal would ensue should society discover that the bejeweled heir to a royal throne was in truth Miss Felicity Channing of Cornwall, fleeing a match she did not want and that had been arranged by her conniving stepfather! It was questionable how long Felicity could carry off this lively masquerade before she would falter, especially since the dark, raffish eyes of Lord Arthur Bessamy seemed to look right through her disguise - and set her spirited heart to pounding.
Â©1987 M. C. Beaton (P)2014 AudioGO
Lizzie Nichols is back, pounding the New York City pavement and looking for a job, a place to live, and her proper place in the universe (not necessarily in that order). "Summer Fling" Luke's use of the "L" (Living Together) word has her happily abandoning plans to share a one-room walk-up with best friend Shari in exchange for cohabitation with the love of her life in his mom's ritzy Fifth Avenue pied-Ã -terre. Lizzie's landed a non-paying gig in her chosen field - vintage wedding gown rehab - and a paying one as a receptionist at Shari's boyfriend's father's posh law firm. So life is good...for the moment. But almost immediately her notoriously big mouth is getting her into trouble. At work she's becoming too chummy with society bride-to-be Jill Higgins, inflaming the ire of Jill's troublesome future mother-in-law. At home she's made the grievous error of bringing up the "M" (Marriage) word to commitment-shy Luke. Once again joblessness and homelessness are looming large for hapless blabbermouth Liz - unless she can figure out some way to babble her way to a happily ever after.
Â©2007 Meg Cabot, LLC (P)2020 Tantor
London's social season is in full swing, and Victorian aristocracy can't stop whispering about a certain gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But he's not the only topic of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the latest news of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing valuable items that once belonged to the ill-fated queen. Light gossip turns serious when the owner of one of the pilfered treasures is found murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with Lady Emily Ashton. It will take all of Emily's wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the murderer, while faced with a brewing scandal that threatens both her reputation and her romance with her late husband's best friend, the dashing Colin Hargreaves.
Â©2007 Anastasia Tyska (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
Life in a fae castle should be pretty sweet - except my lover wants to take my magic from me and I made a deal with the devil...literally.Â Salem is the light-bringer, gorgeous as sin and just as evil. Some call him Lucifer. What do I call him? Whatever he tells me to, because he's cast a mind-control spell over me. He hates me, but I have a plan. I'll lead him to a sorcerer who can kill him.Â But as I journey with the fallen god, I see him watching me, wanting me. And it's mutual. Turns out fate has a sick sense of humor because my destiny ties me to Salem. Still, I have to stop him before he gets what he wants. Because if I fail, he will unleash hell on earth.
Â©2019 C.N. Crawford (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Epic in scope, Marge Piercy's sweeping novel encompasses the wide range of people and places marked by the Second World War. Each of her 10 narrators has a unique and compelling story that powerfully depicts his or her personality, desires, and fears. Special attention is given to the women of the war effort, like Bernice, who rebels against her domineering father to become a fighter pilot, and Naomi, a Parisian Jew sent to live with relatives in Detroit, whose twin sister, Jacqueline - still in France - joins the resistance against Nazi rule. The horrors of the concentration camps; the heroism of soldiers on the beaches of Okinawa, the skies above London, and the seas of the Mediterranean; the brilliance of code breakers; and the resilience of families waiting for the return of sons, brothers, and fathers are all conveyed through powerful, poignant prose that resonates. Gone to Soldiers is a testament to the ordinary people, with their flaws and inner strife, who rose to defend liberty during the most extraordinary times.
Â©1987 Middlemarsh, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor
From the incomparable New York Times best-selling author Bertrice Small comes a heroine as breathtaking as she is legendary. Indomitable and bold in an era of royalty and rogues, Skye O'Malley is a woman who embraces her unbridled sensuality as valiantly as she fights for her children, her lovers, her empire. A woman of justice and honor, she will match wits with and challenge the most dangerous and powerful woman of her time: Queen Elizabeth I. Though Skye is the object of every man's fantasy, only a handful have had the thrill of tasting her enticing passions - men whose own daring adventures match her exotic forays into a world of lust, longing, and remarkable destiny. Skye's is a stunning tale that reaches from the emerald hills of Ireland to the lush palaces of Algiers to the helm of a shipping empire, where she will wage her greatest battle for love and vengeance against the crown itself. Contains mature themes.
Â©1980 Bertrice Small (P)2020 Tantor
Born to a respected family, seventeen-year-old English beauty Vieve Donnelle always gets what she wants. But when word arrives that her fatherâs estate isnât as wealthy as it appears, the noble heiress must rethink her betrothal to an impoverished aristocrat. Enter Captain Tyson Gervais, an infuriating colonial sea captain traveling to England for business in foreign trade. Despite high tensions between England and the colonies, Vieve canât resist thinking about the dashing American merchant who elicits such conflicting reactions from her - making her feel both the sensual temptress and the childish fool in the same moment. Tyson never imagined heâd be dallying with a spoiled noble, but Vieveâs young, tempting curves seduce him against his better judgment. Though he knows a designing woman can wreak havoc, he aches for the chance to claim one as his own. Spanning two countries in the Georgian era, Rogue's Lady is a sexy tale of forbidden love that fans of romance will devour. Robyn Carr is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Virgin River novels and the Thunder Point series.
Â©1988 Robyn Carr (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A steampunk retelling of Cinderella. Emmeline O'Shea has been an outspoken advocate for the shape-shifter community, which has come under unjust attack from a political body known as the PSRC (Predatory Shifter Regulations Committee), and her robust efforts have landed her a prestigious position as the spokesperson for the International Shifter Rights Organization. She has been selected to give the final address in Scotland before they vote on legislation that will grant protective rights to the shifter community. Because she is fundamentally changing the laws, she is also receiving death threats. Oliver Reed is a by-the-book detective-inspector who has dealt with Emme's borderline illegal activism in the past, and there is little love lost between the two. When his superior tasks Oliver with guarding Emme around-the-clock to keep her safe until the summit is over, he is frustrated. He has several open cases requiring his attention, and his spare time is occupied with chasing down leads about the whereabouts of his brother, a rogue vampire bent on causing trouble in Scotland. When their airship is hijacked, Emme and Oliver are forced to parachute away before they exit British soil. They take refuge in Emme's family's hunting lodge where Oliver is introduced to her abusive stepsisters. Together the pair must make their way to Edinburgh so as not to miss the summit meeting where Emme will be key in helping to pass legislation that will disband the corrupt PSRC. But between her vindictive sisters and Oliver's rogue vampire brother, they face danger at every turn, not to mention dealing with their growing attraction for each other. When Emme is kidnapped - leaving behind only one shoe as evidence - Oliver must find her before itâs too late - and the summit ends at midnight.
Â©2020 Nancy Campbell Allen (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. A simple thing to remember...unless youâre a matchmaker with amnesia. The Duke of RydstromÂ requires a wife. Preferably one with a large fortune and a complete lack of curiosity. The last thing he needs is a meddling matchmaker determined to dig up his dark family secrets. All Jacinda wants is to find a bride for a duke. How hard could that be? Heâs handsome, enigmatic...and hiding something. Sheâs sure of it. Determined to discover what it is, she travels to his crumbling cliffside estate. Yet by the time she washes up on his beach, she can no longer remember who she is or why the duke is so familiar to her. All she knows is that his kisses are unforgettable - and she intends to use every skill she can to discover whatâs in his heart.... When Miss Bourne canât remember what brought her to his ancestral home, Rydstrom intends to keep it that way. Yet as the days pass, his true challenge will be safeguarding his secret while resisting this woman who - confound it all - may well be his perfect match.
Â©2018 Vivienne Lorret (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
âYou canât help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!â (Christina Dodd) A most-willing beauty wants to be the perfect wife - with everything that entails - to her brave and handsome new groom, but an outrageous series of mishaps seems to get in their way. Fear not, though, for true love will always prevail in New York Times and USA Today best seller Lynsay Sandsâ wicked historical romance romps.Â Carrying her listeners back to Medieval England - centuries before the contemporary romantic affairs of her popular Argeneau vampire family - Lynsay Sands will enchant fans of Julia Quinn and Sabrina Jeffries with this classic tale rich in humor and passion.
Â©2005 Lynsay Sands (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love... As a generalâs daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arinâs eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - with unexpected consequences. Itâs not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winnerâs Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
Â©2013 Marie Rutkoski (P)2014 Listening Library
Determined to set the historical record straight, and clear her conscience, Temperance Flowerdew - the wife of Virginiaâs first two governors - puts quill to paper, recounting the hardships that nearly brought the Jamestown colony to its knees, and the extraordinary sacrifice of her servant girl, Lily. When she steps aboard the Falcon in 1609, Temperance Flowerdew is not only setting sail from England to the distant shores of America, sheâs embarking upon a future of opportunity. She doesnât yet know how she will make her mark, but in this new place she can do or be whatever she wants. Willing as she is to brave this new world, Temperance is utterly ill-equipped to survive the wilderness; all she knows is how to live inside the pages of adventure and philosophy books. Loyally at her side, Lily helps Temperance weather pioneer life. A young woman running from lifelong accusations of witchcraft, Lily finds friendship with Temperance and an acceptance of her psychic gifts.Â Together, they forge paths within the community: Temperance attempts to advise the makeshift government, while Lily experiences the blossoming of first love. But as the harsh winter approaches, Lily intuitively senses a darkness creep over the colony and the veneer of civilized life threatens to fall away - negotiations with the Indians grow increasingly hostile and provisions become scarce. Lily struggles to keep food on the table by foraging in the woods and being resourceful. Famine could mean the end of days. Itâs up to Lily to save them both, but what sacrifice will be enough to survive? A transporting and evocative story, The Brief and True Report of Temperance Flowerdew is a fiercely hopeful novel - a portrait of two intrepid women who choose to live out their dreams of a future more free than the past.Â
Â©2020 Denise Heinze (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Novelist and professional companion Evangeline Ames has rented a cottage in the outskirts of Little Dixby, far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds some pleasurable diversion in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety. Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. There is plenty of whispering about him already, with rumors of treasure buried under his garden, and occult botanical experiments performed by his uncle - who died of mysterious causes. Immediately sensing each otherâs psychic talents, as well as their mutual desire, Lucas and Evangeline find themselves with an even more pressing concern. Whoever tried to have her killed will try again. But who would want her dead? With Evangelineâs skill for detection, and Lucasâs sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they share a common enemy. And as the dangerous energy emanating from Crystal Gardens grows stronger, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long.
Â©2012 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
When the war finally ended in May 1945, Lieutenant Danny McClain made good on his promise to come back for Anya in Holland. He expected her to put up a fight but instead found her exhausted and utterly broken. Maybe it was unfair, asking her to marry him when she was so vulnerable. But this much he knew: He would spend a lifetime helping to make her whole again. The war had taken everything from Anya - her family, her friends, her home, her faith. She clung to the walls she'd fortressed around her heart, but what future did she have apart from Danny? At least she wouldn't be alone anymore. Or so she thought. When the American troops demobilize, Danny is sent home, forced to leave Anya behind in England. There she must wait with the other 70,000 war brides for passage to America. As England picks up the pieces of the war's debris in the months that follow, Anya shares a flat with three other war brides in London and rediscovers the healing bond of friendships. Once again Danny and Anya find themselves oceans apart, their marriage confined to little more than the handwritten pages of their letters while wondering if the shadow of war will ever diminish.
Â©2015 Diane Moody (P)2016 Tantor
With two months left to find a husband and fulfill her grandmotherâs ultimatum, Celia sets her sights on three eligible bachelors. Becoming betrothed to one of these wealthy, high-ranking men will surely prove her capable of getting married, so hopefully the wedding itself wonât be necessary for Celia to receive her inheritance. Step Two of her audacious plan is hiring the dark and dangerously compelling Bow Street runner Jackson Pinter to investigate the three men sheâs chosen. With Lady Celia bedeviling Jacksonâs days and nights, the last thing he wants is to help her find a husband. And when she recalls shadowed memories that lead his investigation into her parentsâ mysterious deaths in a new direction, putting her in danger, Jackson realizes the only man he wants Celia to marry is himself!
Â©2012 Sabrina Jeffries (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Welcome to Willoughby Close...a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver.... Ellie Matthews has come to Wychwood-on-Lea to find a new start for her and her daughter Abby. But, life there doesnât start out as idyllic as she had hoped. While Ellie loves her cute cottage in Willoughby Close, the Yummy Mummies at the primary school seem intent on giving her the cold shoulder, Abby has trouble fitting in, and her boss, Oliver Venables, is both surprisingly sexy and irritatingly inscrutable.Â But miracles can happen in the most unexpected places, and in small, yet wonderful ways. Slowly, Ellie and Abby find themselves making friends and experiencing the everyday magic of Willoughby Close. When Oliverâs nephew, Tobias, befriends Abby, the four of them start to feel like family...and Ellie begins to see the kindness and warmth beneath Oliverâs chilly exterior, which awakens both her longing and fear.Â Ellie knows all about disappointment, and the pain of trying too hard for nothing, while Oliver has his own hurts and secrets to deal with. When the past comes rollicking back to remind both of them of their weaknesses and failings, will they be able to overcome their fears and find their own happy ending?
Â©2017 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
The rainbows-and-unicorns period of her friends-to-lovers relationship with Mike Finnegan officially over, Karina Cardinal is taking a tactical retreat. No way is she calling him for rescue from one of her infamous "scrapes". Too bad trouble, if not her middle name, is a close relative. Sadira Manon, friend and colleague of Karina's sister Jillian, has been dropping way too much cash on designer labels for a middle school teacher. Even one who moonlights as a jewelry store clerk. But when she's accused of theft, the loose diamond falling out of her purse is enough for the police to sing the song of their people - Miranda rights. Karina, Jilly, and Silverthorne Security join forces to investigate who's setting up Sadira to take a fall, and why. They dig up a shady tangle of Russian mob ties and gambling debts. By the time Karina realizes they've dug too deep - and maybe a little too far outside the law - Jillian's in trouble, and the only way out of this particular pot of hot water is to make that phone call...and hope Mike doesn't let it go to voice mail.
Â©2019 Ellen Butler (P)2020 Tantor
In this delightful sequel to A Little Princess, Sara Crewe has gone away with the Indian gentleman, and now nothing is the same at Miss Minchin's. Shy Ermengarde, spoiled Lottie, and awful Lavinia are all left behind at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies, and without Sara, school is even more dreary than before. The new maid, Alice from Epping, is a bright girl from the country whose practicality and confidence are a refreshing change from stodgy Miss Minchin. Lottie learns to notice things and has adventures, Lavinia dreams of earning a place at Oxford, and Ermengarde realizes that friendship sometimes means keeping secrets. For her 13th birthday, Ermengarde wishes for no more Miss Minchin's, and in a fiery and dramatic climax, her wish comes true! With a surprise visit from Sara at the end, this is a lovely story about finding your way and things coming out right.
Â©2010 Hilary McKay (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Nothing incites Marcus more than the primal hunger roused by his former fiancÃ©e, Elizabeth. Itâs been years since she jilted him for another man, but that only means thereâs a lot to catch up on, a lot to make up for, and that heâs going to enjoy every sweet moment.â¦ The same drive and passion that sent her into another manâs arms is what brings Elizabeth back to Marcus. Her attraction to him is the one thing she fears, but sheâs run out of options. Resisting is impossible. But does she have the courage to surrender everything?
Â©2012 Sylvia Day (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Strait-laced. Ruthless. Arrogant." Alexander Westhide, the Duke of Rakecombe, has no quarrel with such faint praise as he has forever shunned marriage, women, and anything remotely resembling love. Indeed, the damning words merely serve to enhance his haughty faÃ§ade. But beneath the controlled demeanor lies a duke beset by tragedy, a man turbulent and restless. "Forthright. Impudent... Capricious saucebox." Miss Aideen Quinlan can't quite explain why she feels the need to taunt, tease, and generally annoy the Duke of Rakecombe. Maybe it was for the heart-racing spar of words that always ensued, or maybe it was to see the duke's broad fist clench on his ebony cane, green eyes glittering. Or maybe it was because she was unable to erase the memory of his vehement kiss.... An unlikely couple. Torn between his world of espionage and this unquenchable passion, the duke still refuses to lower his fierce defenses. If Aideen is to capture her resistant duke's troubled heart, it is she who must follow the Rules of the Rogue. Resistance is futile....
Â©2018 Emily Windsor (P)2019 Tantor
The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. However, they never said anything about kissing a rake.... Briar Bourneâs matchmaking career could be summed up in two words - comic disaster. Unless she can learn about the irresistible forces that draw men and women together, her professional future looks rather bleak. But Briar has an intriguing plan - enlisting Londonâs most irredeemable rake to teach her everything he knows about attraction. Given his notorious reputation, itâs no surprise Nicholas Blacklowe, the earl of Edgemont, requests one thing in exchange for his tutelage. For every lesson, he wants a kiss in return. And what harm could there be in a simple kiss? After all, Briar would never fall for a scoundrel.... Nicholas has no romantic notions about love, and no intention of changing his ways. Heâs only helping Briar so she can find the perfect bride for his jilted cousin. Yet Briar is so clever, so curious, so candid - so blasted tempting - that soon, Nicholas canât stop wondering what it might be like if he was irresistible to her. Ten lessons. Ten kisses. And a million ways to fall hopelessly, scandalously in love.
Â©2019 Vivienne Lorret (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
1684, Scottish Highlands Englishwoman Evelyn Worthington is resolved to build a school for ladies in her brother's newly purchased Scottish castle. But when she arrives, not only does she find the castle scorched by fire, but a brawny Highlander bars her entry. Clan chief Grey Campbell would rather die than see his family home, Finlarig Castle, fall into English hands, so Grey must win the battle of wills with the beautiful Sassenach who flashes a bill of sale before him. When the war between Evelyn and Grey escalates, passions flare. But outsiders have their own plans for Finlarig. After secrets are revealed, and muskets are lit, the fates of the Campbell Clan, the school, and a possible future for Grey and Evelyn are in as much jeopardy as their lives.
Â©2018 Heather McCollum (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.
A Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts best seller. From the best-selling author of The Beekeeperâs Promise comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices. How will history - and their families - judge them? Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienneâs involvement is something she canât reveal to either of them. Two generations later, Claireâs English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past. Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother - and herself - and unravels a family history that is darker and more painful than she ever imagined. In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger. Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive historyâs darkest era without being torn apart?
Â©2019 Fiona Valpy (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A brutal attack on Emily Stanton's family has left her for dead...until she is found in the woods by a handsome stranger with a thick brogue who vows to protect her. There's only one problem: As a woman with a noble English background, she has no business keeping company with such a man. For Scotsman Iain MacEnroy, Emily's high-tone accent is a bitter reminder of the oppressive regime he left behind. The last thing he needs is to be burdened by the needs of a beautiful, blue-eyed Englishwoman. But taking care of elegant, educated Emily begins to transform Iain in ways he never imagined. Could it be that the deep divisions from the old world no longer apply in the new - and that Iain and Emily can share a passion as lush and wild as the Scottish highlands themselves?
Â©2017 Hannah Howell (P)2017 Tantor
In the third book in Diane Moody's best-selling WWII trilogy, Dutch war bride Anya Versteeg McClain is struggling to adapt to her new life in America. Her husband Danny, a former B-17 pilot, is troubled by her rollercoaster moods, but vows to do whatever he can to make her happy. Little did he know that would mean letting her go again. When an unexpected telegram requires her return to Holland, she leaves with a conflicted heart. Danny can only hope and pray she'll come back to him. There in her homeland, Anya makes an astounding discovery that alters the course of her life.Â Â From the Ashes of War concludes the compelling story of a family's journey from the heartache of war to the promise of hope and healing.
Â©2018 Diane Moody (P)2020 Tantor
Set in the lush countryside of Normandy, France, this new novel of suspense featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves is filled with intrigue, romance, mysterious deaths, and madness. Returning from her honeymoon with Colin Hargreaves and a near brush with death in Constantinople, Lady Emily convalesces at her mother-in-law's beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperately seeks is shattered when, out riding a horse, she comes upon the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. The girl's wounds are identical to those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper, who has wreaked havoc across the channel in London. Emily feels a connection to the young woman and is determined to bring the killer to justice. Pursuing a trail of clues and victims to the beautiful medieval city of Rouen and a crumbling chateau in the country, Emily begins to worry about her own sanity: she hears the cries of a little girl she cannot find and discovers blue ribbons left in the child's wake. As Emily is forced to match wits with a brilliant and manipulative killer, only her courage, keen instincts and formidable will to win can help her escape becoming his next victim.
Â©2010 Tasha Alexander (P)2020 Tantor
He wants her - no matter what the cost! Daniil Zverev is the world's most ruthless and sinfully seductive tycoon. No one would ever know the cruelty and rejection that fueled his ascent. But beautiful ballet teacher Libby Tennent is getting under Daniil's skin and dangerously close to the truth. From the moment she waltzed into his office, feisty Libby has challenged the dark-hearted Russian. He doesn't do favors, yet he helps Libby's business. He definitely doesn't do relationships, yet one night with Libby isn't enough! Money might be no object, yet the cost of getting closer to Libby is much higher....
Â©2015 Carol Marinelli (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
I Kissed an Earl is another installment in rapidly rising star Julie Anne Long's sensual and emotionally charged Pennyroyal Green series, centered around the longstanding feud of the wealthy Eversea and Redmond families of Pennyroyal Green, Sussex. I Kissed an Earl absolutely brims with romance, adventure, and, of course, intense passion, as a beautiful, willful Regency lady searching for her lost brother stows away on a sailing ship - and ends up enchanting the vessel's highborn, hard-headed Captain.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2010 Julie Anne Long (P)2019 Tantor
The price of endless pleasure! Clients, women, money...ruthless CEO Sev Derzhavin is a master at getting whatever - and whomever! - he wants. Rejected as a child, Sev has never been refused since.Â So when his personal assistant resigns, Sev can't resist the challenge of enticing the beautiful brunette to stay....Naomi Johnson has to walk away before she gives in to the chemistry with her infamous heartbreaker boss and opens her heart to yet more bruises. But on their last business trip to Dubai, Sev makes a shocking suggestion to relieve the tension between them: enjoy some overtime - in his bed!Â Kidnapped by her king! As the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve, the fairy tale is over for all of Petras when Queen Tabitha - refusing to live in a loveless marriage - asks her husband for a divorce. But anger erupts into passion, and when Tabitha flees the palace she's carrying King Kairos's heir! Discovering her secret, Kairos kidnaps his wife. Against the backdrop of his secluded island paradise, he proves there's no escaping his royal reach. He will use the desire that's gone unsated between them for too long to ensure his wife returns to his side.Â
Â©2016 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
From the award-winning Spanish writer Javier MarÃas comes an extraordinary new book that has been a literary sensation around the world: an immersive, provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand - or do we? - through one womanâs ever-unfurling imagination and infatuations.
At the Madrid cafÃ© where she stops for breakfast each day before work, MarÃa Dolz finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Though she can hardly explain it, observing what she imagines to be their "unblemished" life lifts her out of the doldrums of her own existence. But what begins as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement when the man is fatally stabbed in the street. MarÃa approaches the widow to offer her condolences, and at the coupleâs home she meets - and falls in love with - another man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime. As MarÃa recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly reimagined as metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, guilt and obsession, chance and coincidence, how we are haunted by our losses, and above all, the slippery essence of the truth and how it is told.
Â©2013 Javier MarÃas; translation copyright 2013, Margaret Jull Costa (P)2013 Random House Audio
Leander McLoughlin is leader of the Ikati, an ancient tribe of beautiful, savage shape-shifters who live hidden in the forests of England. Their survival is rooted in secrecy, a secrecy threatened by the very existence of one raised outside the tribe. Charged with capturing her before she can expose their secret, Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California. The great warrior is prepared for a fight â but not for the effect the courageous young beauty has on his heart. Jenna Moore spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from an unseen enemy. Now her mother is dead and her father has vanished without a trace, leaving Jenna alone to contend with sudden strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander McLoughlin appears, promising answers to all of her questions, she knows she shouldnât trust him. But their connection is as undeniable as the dangerous destiny drawing her homeâ¦.
Â©2012 J. T. Geissinger (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Set amid the beauty and decadence of the Ottoman Empire, Lady Emily's latest adventure is full of intrigue, treachery, and romance. Looking forward to the joys of connubial bliss, newlyweds Lady Emily and Colin Hargreaves, diplomats of the British Empire, set out toward Turkey for an exotic honeymoon. But on their first night in the city, a harem girl is found murdered, strangled in the courtyard of the Sultan's lavish Topkapi Palace. Sir Richard St. Clare, an Englishman who works at the embassy in Constantinople, is present and recognizes the girl as his own daughter who was kidnapped twenty years earlier. Emily and Colin promise the heartbroken father that they'll find her killer, but as the investigation gains speed, they find that appearance can be deceiving - especially within the confines of the seraglio. As a woman, Emily is given access to the forbidden world of the harem and quickly discovers that its mysterious, sheltered walls offer no protection from a ruthless murderer. As the number of victims grows, Emily must rely on her own sharp wits in a heart-stopping finale if she is to stop a killer bend on exacting vengeance no matter how many innocent lives he leaves in his wake.
Â©2009 Tasha Alexander (P)2020 Tantor
They called her the Gladiator Queen, the first female heir to the throne of Norihame. Leyli never wanted this. But her cousin's scheming left no other option. He'd killed her brother, trying to claim the throne for himself, and sold her off to be a gladiator, hoping to get rid of her. It didn't work. Now, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure he can't destroy the country her family fought so hard to keep safe. Even a queen's number one job - she has to marry a noble and produce an heir.Â On the sands of the arena, death was honest. Men fought for their lives and nothing else. In the palace, everything is different. The threats are veiled in fancy clothes and whispered rumors. Spies lie in wait around every corner, bribed with promises of power and wealth. Once, she thought this was normal. But no longer can she care about petty scandals, not when her citizens - her friends - are dying because of laws her family made.Â To win this game, she has to keep her cousin far from succession. The best way is an heir of her own. She needs a noble husband who won't kill her in her sleep and - hopefully - one who will ignore the hulking shadow of her best friend turned bodyguard. She never expected Tristan to become a weapon that could be used against her. How much of her own happiness will she give up for Norihame?
Â©2016, 2018 Auryn Hadley (P)2019 Tantor
A man of action... Fearless. Loyal. Brilliant. Ruthless. Bold words are always used to describe English war hero Captain Chase Eversea, but another word unfortunately plays a role in every Eversea's destiny: trouble. And trouble for Chase arrives in the form of a mysterious message summoning him to a London rendezvous...where he encounters the memory of his most wicked indiscretion in the flesh: Rosalind March - the only woman he could never forget. A woman of passion... Five years ago, the reckless, charming beauty craved the formidable Captain's attention. But now, Rosalind is a coolly self-possessed woman, and desire is the last thing on her mind: Her sister has mysteriously disappeared, and she needs Chase's help to find her. But as their search through London's darkest corners re-ignites long-smoldering passion and memories of old battles, Chase and Rosalind are challenged to surrender: to the depths of a wicked desire, and to the possibility of love. Contains mature themes.
Â©2009 Julie Anne Long (P)2019 Tantor
On the eve of World War II, a honeymoon turns treacherous.Â Â For Stella Bled Lawrence, being wealthy and stylish in 1938 is exactly what it's cracked up to be. She's blissfully unaware of the rising tensions in Europe even as she travels to Vienna on the eve of the Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.Â Stella and her husband, Nicky, witness the night's atrocities firsthand. Even as they watch the horror, they never imagine it will touch them personally, a pair of wealthy Americans on their honeymoon, but touch them it does.Â In the chaotic aftermath, Stella finds passion and purpose in the form of a package with a Paris address. She promises to deliver it, not knowing what it contains or who wants it. Soon, Stella must decide who and what she's willing to sacrifice to keep a secret that has been quietly guarded for 500 years.
Â©2018 A. W. Hartoin (P)2019 Tantor
Music journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they're busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the U.S. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in L.A. is going to be great... right? Wrong. Even the bright California sun can't whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake's wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn't want kids, which just may be a deal breaker. Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they've fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?
Â©2012 Samantha Towle (P)2013 Tantor
Adair Radcliffe is only a child when her family perishes in the War of the Roses, so her real father, the womanizing King Edward IV, takes her in, honoring his promise to her mother. Once Adair turns 16, the king marries her off without her knowledge - and to her later outrage - in a wedding by proxy. But when tragedy leaves her a widow twice over, Adair realizes that her already tenuous social position has sunk even lower. Now, all she can do is hope that the Scottish laird to whom she is sold will have mercy on her. But little does master or servant suspect that love knows no rank.Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2006 Bertrice Small (P)2021 Tantor
The latest entry in Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klingerâs popular Sherlock Holmes-inspired mystery series Sherlock Holmes has not only captivated readers for more than a century and a quarter, he has fascinated writers as well. It is little wonder, then, that when the renowned Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger invited their writer-friends and colleagues to be inspired by the Holmes canon, a cornucopia of stories sprang forth, with more than 60 of the greatest modern writers participating in four acclaimed anthologies.Â Now, King and Klinger have invited another 15 masters to become In League with Sherlock Holmes. The contributors to this volume include award-winning authors of horror, thrillers, mysteries, westerns, and science fiction, all bound together in admiration and affection for the original stories. The resulting stories are funny, haunting, thrilling, and surprising. All are unforgettable.
Â©2020 Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Agatha isn't the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson - newly married but carrying another man's child - is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect - with lasting repercussions. Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, The Woman on the Orient Express explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets.
Â©2016 Lindsay Ashford. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Zinzi December has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit, and a talent for finding lost things. But when a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, sheâs forced to take on her least favourite kind of job: missing persons.
Â©2011 Lauren Beukes (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
With few other options, Scarlet Worthington flees from her home in England to the wild Highlands of Scotland to help her sister run a school for ladies. There, Scarlet begins to rebuild her own shattered confidence by recruiting a fierce Campbell warrior to teach her and the students how to protect themselves from villains and scoundrels. The intimidating Aiden Campbell both infuriates Scarlet and ignites a fire inside her as she works closely with him to hone her new skills. Burned in a fierce fire, set by English soldiers, Highland warrior, Aiden Campbell, has finally healed enough to take temporary command of his clan. That's where his focus should be instead of dealing with the feisty, beautiful Sassenach who asks him to teach her students. When Scarlet's past stalks her up into Scotland, her nightmares come alive, and Aiden's lessons are put to the test. With his own ghosts from the past making him despise English women, Aiden fights the inferno of passion that's grown between them, a different kind of wild fire that could prove just as deadly.
Â©2018 Heather McCollum (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, all rights reserved. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.
A thief's good deeds are never done. Loch and her crew are determined to stop the ancients from returning to reclaim the world they once ruled, but the kidnapping of a friend throws their plans awry. When a desperate rescue turns into a shocking reunion, the ancients return and seize power. Determined to stop them, Loch and the group look for a way to close the gate to the ancients' world, but this time, they find themselves up against an enemy that has insinuated itself into the highest ranks of the Republic. Cruel, cunning, and connected, the ancients target the crew's families and histories, threatening to tear friendships apart. If that weren't bad enough, Loch must deal with her treacherous assassin sister, her turncoat ancient friend, and a daemon who has sworn to hunt her to the ends of the earth. In order to save the Republic and pull off her largest con ever, Loch will need her friends...and maybe her enemies too.
Â©2015 Patrick Weekes (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Cat Campbell knows all about Nathaniel Worthington, fifth Viscount of Lincolnshire. The determined Englishman is never far from Finlarig Castle, where his sisters train women to do more than read and write. And thanks to the fiery kiss they shared nearly a year ago he is never far from her thoughts. No one ever trained her how to forget an irresistible man.Â Nathaniel knows he should keep his distance from the fierce Scottish lass, but when an urgent letter from Queen Catherine calls Cat to London, he can't resist volunteering to escort her. The tension between the two has simmered for months, but the long journey in close quarters creates a raging wildfire that could burn them both.Â Secrets of their past and the treachery lurking at court put both their future together and their very lives at risk. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Heather McCollum (P)2020 Tantor
A notorious lady learns just how wicked a good man can be in the latest installment of RITA Award nominee Julie Anne Long's emotionally charged Pennyroyal Green series.Â The breathtaking romantic adventures of a former courtesan-turned-noblewoman, A Notorious Countess Confesses stokes the Pennyroyal fires hotter than ever before, providing listeners with all the passion, scandal, and true love they could possibly hope for. Contains mature themes.
Â©2012 Julie Anne Long (P)2020 Tantor
It is whispered behind the fans of London's dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wherever she goes. Three years before, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now, the town has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what - and who - she wishes. And she wants Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn't be more different from the earl's ideal future bride. Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in the earl he has tried to deny far too long. Still, he's not about to play love's game by Lady Beatrix's rules. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change.
Â©2004 Eloisa James (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
"Narrator Justine Eyre meets all the challenges of author Rachel Cohen's unique memoir, which recounts her deep reading of Jane Austen's novels...Listeners do not need to be Austen aficionados to relate to this well-told personal journey." (AudioFile magazine) This program includes a letter read by the author. An astonishingly nuanced reading of Jane Austen that yields a rare understanding of how to live "About seven years ago, not too long before our daughter was born, and a year before my father died, Jane Austen became my only author." In the turbulent period around the birth of her first child and the death of her father, Rachel Cohen turned to Jane Austen to make sense of her new reality. For Cohen, simultaneously grief-stricken and buoyed by the birth of her daughter, reading Austen became her refuge and her ballast. She was able to reckon with difficult questions about mourning, memorializing, living in a household, paying attention to the world, reading, writing, and imagining through Austenâs novels.Â Austen Years is a deeply felt and sensitive examination of a writerâs relationship to reading, and to her own family, winding together memoir, criticism, and biographical and historical material about Austen herself. And like the sequence of Austenâs novels, the scope of Austen Years widens successively, with each chapter following one of Austen's novels. We begin with Cohen in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she raises her small children and contemplates her fatherâs last letter, a moment paired with the grief of Sense and Sensibility and the social bonds of Pride and Prejudice. Later, moving with her family to Chicago, Cohen grapples with her growing children, teaching, and her fatherâs legacy, all refracted through the denser, more complex Mansfield Park and Emma. With unusual depth and fresh insight into Austenâs life and literature, and guided by Austenâs mournful and hopeful final novel, Persuasion, Rachel Cohenâs Austen Years is a rare memoir of mourning and transcendence, a love letter to a literary master, and a powerful consideration of the odd process that merges our interior experiences with the world at large.Â A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and GirouxÂ "An absolutely fascinating book: I will never read Austen the same way again." (Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk)Â "Exhilarating and beautiful." (Claire Messud, author of The Burning Girl)
Â©2020 Rachel Cohen (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
With danger closing in from all sides, Abigail Jenson works tirelessly to protect her small Missouri farm. She doesn't require saving - but a handsome officer appears on horseback just as ruthless marauders set her cabin ablaze. With nowhere else to turn, Abigail allows the soldier with the seductive Highlander's gaze to escort her to shelter in a nearby town. Matthew MacEnroy was reluctant to join his adopted nation's conflict - until an enemy attack wounded two of his brothers. Bravely doing battle has its price when a proud, independent beauty comes under his watch - no military man can risk the powerful emotions their attraction has unleashed. But when Matthew himself is caught in the crossfire, Abigail leads their long journey home to MacEnroy valley...and her caring touch sparks the promise of a bold future together.
Â©2018 Hannah Howell (P)2017 Tantor
Always the baker, never the bride.... Olivia James has always been happy running a tea shop and bakery in the Cotswold village of Wychwood-on-Lea and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters, topped by the perfect wedding cake. But as Christmas approaches, Olivia is home alone and questioning her choices while eating too many of her own specialty confections. When Simon Blacklock, a handsome, whimsical stranger, breezes into her shop and buys a cupcake and then returns the next day and the day after, Olivia begins to dream. Can romance blossom amid the sugar and flour? And after a lifetime of living on the sidelines, is she brave enough to star in her own story? Simon may be hiding a painful secret, but Olivia harbors secrets of her own. If they can dare to risk their hearts, this Christmas might be the most magical yet!
Â©2018 Kate Hewitt (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
New York Times best-selling author Alyssa Day introduces the League of the Black Swan and the dangerous game one woman plays when her family's curse dooms her to kill the man she loves. New York Times best-selling author Meljean Brook delivers a new story in her steampunk world of the Iron Seas... as a man who's lost everything returns home to find that not only is his marriage in jeopardy, but he must now fight air pirates who intend to steal his one remaining treasure - his wife. And Lucy Monroe, national bestselling author of the Children of the Moon novels unleashes the feral passions of a werewolf on the body, mind, and soul of his prey, his lover, his lifemate.
Â©2013 Alyssa Day, Meljean Brook, and Lucy Monroe (P)2013 Tantor
Available only on audio, this exciting collection features original stories by Adam-Troy Castro, some never before published. The stories collected here include "The Assassin's Secret"; "Narrow Escape of Zipper-Girl"; "A Place Without Portals"; "The Hour in Between; "Greetings, Humanity! Welcome to Your Choice of Species"; "Her Husband's Hands"; "The Refrigerator in the Girlfriend"; "Big Stupe and the Buried Big Glowing Booger"; "The Last to Matter"; "Red Rain"; "The Boy and the Box"; "Four Haunted Houses"; "The Whole Crew Hates Me"; "Cerile and the Journeyer"; "Evangelist"; "My Wife Hates Time Travel"; "Survey"; "The New Provisions"; "The Shallow End of the Pool"; "What I Told My Little Girl About the Aliens Preparing to Grind Us into Hamburgers"; "Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs"; and "The Old Horror Writer". A few of these stories have appeared as podcasts for Lightspeed and Nightmare magazines. For more information: lightspeedmagazine.com/podcasting/ andÂ nightmare-magazine.com/podcasting/
Â©2019 Adam-Troy Castro (P)2019 Skyboat Media
Now or never... It's the last chance for Cynthia Brightly, the town's most bewitching belle. Driven out of London by a secret scandal, she must find a grand husband at the Redmonds' house party before word of her downfall spreads all over England. Unfortunately, someone at Pennyroyal Green is already privy to the whispers of broken engagements and dueling lovers: Miles Redmond, renowned explorer and - thanks to his brother's disappearance - heir to the family's enormous fortune. Miles set his sights on Cynthia once, at a time when the ambitious beauty thought herself too good for a second son. But now he's heir apparent, relishing his control. He strikes a bargain with her: he'll keep Cynthia's steamy secrets and help her find a husband among the guests - in exchange for a single kiss. What could be the harm in a simple kiss? Cynthia is about to discover that it's enough to unleash fierce passion - and that Miles Redmond is most certainly like no other lover in the world. Contains mature themes.
Â©2008 Julie Anne Long (P)2019 Tantor
The Shinkolobwe Mine in the Belgian Congo was described by a 1943 Manhattan Project intelligence report as the "most important deposit of uranium yet discovered in the world". So long as the United States remained in control of this mine and its supply, it had a world monopoly on the primary material needed to build an atomic bomb. The uranium from this mine was used to build the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Given the possibility that the Germans were also working on an atomic bomb, it was a priority for the United States to prevent Congo's uranium from being smuggled to Germany. This task was given to the newly created Office of Strategic Services, later known as the CIA. Although much has been written about ALSOS, the secret intelligence mission created to investigate the German atomic project, so far nothing has been written about the intelligence mission at the source of uranium - the Belgian Congo. Spies in the Congo is based on a mass of newly released (and formerly top secret) archive material in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Belgium; personal testimonies; and a range of audiovisual materials, including a set of 8mm films taken by the lead spy.
Â©2016 Susan Williams (P)2016 Tantor
Madeline de Lacy, the duchess of Magnus, prides herself on being one of the most sensible young women in England, which is why she canât believe that, in a turn of the cards, her noble father has lost his entire estate â and her! â to a stranger.On a mission to salvage her family fortune, she changes places with her cousin and companion, sending the meeker Eleanor to confront the man when had won Madelineâs hand. Now Madeline is free to enter the home of a notorious gambler, and pretends to be meek, humble, and competent with an iron. She is, of course, none of those things; she simply is resolved to win her familyâs fortune back. Just when she thinks matters canât get worse, she meets Gabriel Ansell, the earl of Campion, and they do. Horribly worse.Four years ago, Madeline was engaged to Gabriel, and worshipped his arrogant kisses. Now, being forced to marry a man she doesnât know pales in comparison to the ordeal of facing Gabriel again, the man who betrayed her â Gabriel, the only man she ever loved.
Â©2010 Christina Dodd (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
From best-selling authors Larissa Ione, Alexandra Ivy, Jacquelyn Frank, and G. A. Aiken comes an anthology of four all-new novellas set in the alluring worlds that each has created. "Vampire Fight Club" by Larissa Ione - When a wave of violence forces shapeshifter Vladlena to go undercover, her first stop is a haven of vice---with a dangerously sexy vamp in charge. Both Vladlena and Nathan are hiding something, but they can't conceal the lust that simmers between them. "Darkness Eternal" by Alexandra Ivy - After being held captive by one vampire for four centuries, Kata had no intention of taking another one to the underworld with her. Yet even in the pits of hell, there's no ignoring the intoxicating desire awakened by his touch. "Kane" by Jacquelyn Frank - Kane knows Corrine was meant to be his . . . just as he knows that truly possessing the lovely human is forbidden. But on the night of the Samhain moon, the beast in every demon is stronger than reason, and Kane's hunger is more powerful than any punishment. "Dragon on Top" by G. A. Aiken - Escorting the highborn Bram through deadly Sand Dragon territory will try Ghleanna's patience . . . and her resolve. For Bram is determined to enhance the journey with a seduction no female could resist.
Â©2011 Larissa Ione Estell, Jacquelyn Frank, G. A. Aiken and Debbie Raleigh (P)2011 Tantor
Vicki Nelson has received the call that no daughter ever wants to receive - that her mother has died. Marjory Nelsonâs coworkers at the Queenâs University Life Science Department told her that she suffered a heart attack, and that theyâd be waiting for Vicki to arrive in Kingston to make the funeral arrangements. But what begins as a personal tragedy turns into the most terrifying case of Vickiâs career, when her motherâs body disappears mysteriously from the funeral home. Someone at the University is determined to learn the secret of life after deathâ¦ and theyâve decided to make Vickiâs mother part of their horrifying experiments.
Â©1993 Tanya Huff (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
In the tradition of Michel Faber and Sarah Waters, here's a literary historical novel about an orphan girl's journey from poverty to film stardom, set against the grand backdrop of World War I Berlin, the cabaret era, the run-up to World War II, and the innovations in art and industry that accompanied it all.
Â©2008 Beatrice Colin (P)2008 Penguin
Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Literally. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a deep sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date - after a year, she will fall asleep forever. And the year is almost up. In a desperate attempt to find Malette - the witch who cursed her - Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett's private airship bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she's traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe, a government official determined to hunt down and exterminate every shapeshifter in England. Isla and Daniel must work together to keep the identities of the shapeshifters hidden while coming to terms with their own hidden secrets and their blossoming attraction to each other. Filled with suspense, intrigue, and plenty of romance, Kiss of the Spindle is a steampunk Sleeping Beauty story. It is a race against the clock as Isla and Daniel try to hunt down the elusive Malette before Isla's deathlike sleep becomes permanent.
Â©2018 Nancy Campbell Allen (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire's private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Svente vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. Most refuse to take her seriously, especially a Pagori commander named Jared who she craves in spite of herself. The Grand High Master, however, sees her potential and offers her the position of Jared's co-commander to help train the newest squad in time for the impending attack on his home. Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a wilful, temperamental, borderline-homicidal Svente female.
Â©2012 Suzanne Wright (P)2018 Tantor
Marcus Braddock, Duke of Hampton and former general, is back from war and faced with mourning the death of his beloved sister, Elise. Marcus believes his sister's death wasn't an accident, and he's determined to learn the truth, starting with investigating Danielle, the beautiful daughter of a baron and his sister's best friend. Danielle is keeping deadly secrets of her own. She has dedicated her life to a charity that helps abused women - the same charity Elise was working for the night she died. When Danielle's work puts her life in danger, Marcus comes to her rescue. But Danielle may not need rescuing...
Â©2020 Anna Harrington (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Angela Clark is in love - with the most fabulous city in the world! When Angela catches her boyfriend with another woman at her best friend's wedding, she's heartbroken and desperate to run away. With little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins, and her passport in hand, Angela decides to jump on a plane for... NYC! Settling into a cute hotel and quickly bonding with benevolent concierge Jenny - a chatterbox Oprah wannabe with room for a new best friend, Angela heads out for a New York makeover, some serious retail therapy, and a whirlwind tour of the city. Before she knows it, she's dating two sexy guys and blogging about her Big Apple escapades for a real fashion magazine. But while it's one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it's another working them out for yourself. Angela has fallen head over heels for the city that never sleeps, but does she heart New York more than home?
Â©2010, 2011 Lindsey Kelk (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
Audie Award Finalist, Package Design, 2014 Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution. An old woman named Mumtaz rules the brothel with cruelty and cunning. She tells Lakshmi that she is trapped there until she can pay off her family's debt - then cheats Lakshmi of her meager earnings so that she can never leave. Lakshmi's life becomes a nightmare from which she cannot escape. Still, she lives by her mother's words - simply to endure is to triumph - and gradually, she forms friendships with the other girls that enable her to survive in this terrifying new world. Then the day comes when she must make a decision - will she risk everything for a chance to reclaim her life? Written in spare and evocative vignettes, this powerful novel renders a world that is as unimaginable as it is real, and a girl who not only survives but triumphs.
Â©2006 Patricia McCormick (P)2012 Tantor
Sometimes temptationâ¦ A hardened mercenary as adept in bed as in battle, Simon Quinn can have any woman he wants, but he prefers those who know the rules of the game. That way itâs easier to leave them behind.â¦ Can't be avoided. But Lysette Rousseau is one female he canât figure out. Beautiful, sensual, seductive, she should be the perfect match for Simon, yet something about her ties him in knots. Bold and manipulative one time, sweetly innocent the next, she is an enigma bound to bring troubleâ¦impossible to resist.
Â©2013 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
After his departure from New York two years ago to meet up with his almost-fiancee, Zayne Beckett is the last person Agatha Watson wanted to stumble upon in her travels as a reporter with the New York Tribune. Quite pathetically bedraggled, he clearly needs to be taken in hand and sent back East to his family. Although she no longer has feelings for him, Agatha realizes, by hook or by crook, she'll have to be the one to get the obstinate man home. Zayne has no desire to be taken anywhere and is prepared to drag his heels all the way home...until he finds himself slipping back into the familiar banter of his former friendship with Agatha. Once they arrive in New York, Zayne realizes Agatha's determined nose for news has earned her a few enemies, and he hopes to repay her help with some help of his own. When she rebuffs all his attempts to prove himself a knight in shining armor, the lengths to which they'll go to win this battle of wills lead to some memorable antics. Everyone else may think them a match, but nothing could be further from the truth - until Agatha finds herself in real trouble. Have these two stubborn, too-smart-for-their-own-good people been meant for each other all along?
Â©2014 Jennifer L. Turano (P)2020 Tantor
When playing a game of wits, never ever go up against the woman they call the Hellion.... Love is a battlefield.... Whether it's business or pleasure, Lord Robert Carlisle never backs down from a dare. But finding a husband for scandalous Mariah Winslow? It's one challenge he instantly regrets accepting. Even with all his connections - and rakish charms - Robert will have to use every trick in the book to marry off a woman with no dowry and no sense of decorum...no matter how stunningly beautiful she is. Mariah Winslow has no intention of being a pawn in Lord Robert's game. She knows he agreed to play matchmaker only to secure a partnership in her father's shipping company, a partnership that's rightfully hers. For now, though, she'll dress for the elegant balls he throws and dance with the eligible bachelors he chooses. But she won't be outwitted by the devil himself - no matter how tempting and irresistible she finds him.
Â©2018 Anna Harrington (P)2018 Hachette Audio
With proper manners and impeccable breeding, the beautiful Miss Alison Brooke should be the envy of London's 18th-century royal society. When villainy occurs, an unexpected hero comes to her aid. But rumors result, and Miss Brooke finds herself in the center of tawdry gossip. Her rescuer, Robert Anderson, Viscount Charmaine, is preoccupied with troubled finances, an ill father, and defense of the Crown. Problematically, Charmaine's best friend, Marquis Anthony Farrington, is clandestinely helping fund the American Revolution. Miss Brooke's large dowry tempts both men. Her father, however, wants his daughter to marry for love, not money. Without her father's permission for marriage, is Miss Broke ready to relinquish her privileged life for love? In this realistic tale of historical fiction brimming with wealth and uncertain allegiances, society's obligations draw them together, along with Miss Brooke's constant companion, the timid Miss Brenda Boswell. When Charmaine discovers proof of Farrington's betrayal, he is forced to choose between friendship and patriotism. Shots are fired, tears fall, and love conquers all in this remarkable historical romance.
Â©2018 Christina J Michaels (P)2019 Tantor
Since the moment Imani Prince joined the Grand High Vampires' legion, she's been drawn to the self-assured and darkly sexual Robert "Butch" Richardson. Although he walked away from her a year ago after a short fling, she doesn't judge him for his difficulties with relationships. But now he's in her space, declaring that he wants her back and regrets his earlier mistakes.Â While Imani's past is trying to interfere with the present, and the threat of a war is looming, she has to decide whether to give him what he's demanding: all she has to give. Butch has always struggled to connect with people, but something about the sensual and independent Imani pulls at him until she's become an obsession that he simply can't shake. But she was with another male, and watching them together was agonizing. When that relationship ends, Butch makes his move. Now he has to convince her to take a second chance on him, and he won't leave her alone until she does. As far as he's concerned, Imani's his, and has always been his. He just needs to make her see that.
Â©2015 Suzanne Wright (P)2018 Tantor
At 18, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harrisâs School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious âCousin Michaelâ. His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from disaster as his real self without revealing the ugly secret behind his charade? Or will the mistakes of both their pasts tear them apart forever?
Â©2006 Sabrina Jeffries (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Ladydi Garcia Martinez is fierce, funny, and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere.Â Here in the shadow of the drug war, bodies turn up on the outskirts of the village to be taken back to the earth by scorpions and snakes. School is held sporadically, when a volunteer can be coerced away from the big city for a semester. In Guerrero, the drug lords are kings, and mothers disguise their daughters as sons, or when that fails, they "make them ugly" - cropping their hair, blackening their teeth - anything to protect them from the rapacious grasp of the cartels. And when the black SUVs roll through town, Ladydi and her friends burrow into holes in their backyards like animals, tucked safely out of sight.Â Â Â While her mother waits in vain for her husband's return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival, finding humor, solidarity, and fun in the face of so much tragedy. When Ladydi is offered work as a nanny for a wealthy family in Acapulco, she seizes the chance and finds her first taste of love with a young caretaker there.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2014 Jennifer Clement (P)2018 Tantor
The Blood books center around three main characters: Vicki Nelson, a homicide cop turned private detective, her former partner Mike Celluci, who is still on the force, and vampire Henry Fitzroy, who is the illegitimate son of Henry VIII and makes his living as a writer of bodice rippers. Not only are the three of them caught in a love triangle, but they are, time and again, involved in mysteries with a supernatural slant - from demons, to werewolves, to mummies - and inevitably must join forces to solve crimes and defeat supernatural enemies. Now all of Tanya Huff's short stories about Henry, Vicki, and Mike are being released in this collection entitled Blood Bank.
Â©2006 Tanya Huff (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Silver-tongued lawyer. Keeper of secrets. Breaker of hearts. He can solve any problem.... In serving the wealthy power brokers of New York society, Frank Tripp has finally gained the respectability and security his own upbringing lacked. Thereâs no issue he cannot fix...except for one: the beautiful and reckless daughter of an important client who doesnât seem to understand the word danger.Â Sheâs not looking for a hero.... Excitement lies just below 42nd Street, and Mamie Greene is determined to explore all of it - while playing a modern-day Robin Hood along the way. What she doesnât need is her fatherâs lawyer dogging her every step and threatening her efforts to help struggling families in the tenements.Â However, she doesnât count on Frankâs persistence...or the sparks that fly between them. When fate upends all her plans, Mamie must decide if sheâs willing to risk it all on a rogue....
Â©2019 Joanna Shupe (P)2019 HarperAudio
With the crown safely on Leyli's head, her problems should've been over. Her country is safe. Her family is together. What more could a new Queen ask for?Â Â Unfortunately, spending her mornings purging her stomach isn't it. Evidently, not even the Queen of Norihame is immune to morning sickness. Even worse, women in her country were expected to produce the next generation, not rule it. As soon as the men in court realize she's pregnant with the heir, they'll try to take away all the power she fought so hard to gain.Â Â If that was all she had to worry about, things would be great.Â Â But Rhia is closing in. The expansionist nation to the west has been seeking a trade alliance in violation of her father's peace treaty. Is this merely a misunderstanding between politicians, or is it the first hint of things to come. And why is one of the Senators saying the exact same thing her cousin cited as his reason for rebellion?Â Â When all the pieces come together, Leyli realizes it's worse than she feared. Only one thing can save her country now, but that means putting herself-and her unborn child-in harm's way. Thankfully, she's got one thing going for her that Rhia will never expect.
Â©2018 Auryn Hadley (P)2019 Tantor
Dear Lady Truelove... My twin brother and I need a new mother, though Papa insists heâll never marry again. Must be nice, brainy, and fond of cats.... Lady Truelove may be Londonâs most famous advice columnist, but James St. Clair, the earl of Kenyon, knows his wild young sons need a tutor, not a new mother. They need a man tough enough to make his hellions tow the line, and James is determined to find one. Miss Amanda Leighton, former schoolteacher and governess, knows she has all the qualifications to be a tutor. And while female tutors are unheard of, Amanda isnât about to lose the chance at her dream job because of pesky details like that. If Lord Kenyon insists on hiring a man, then she has only one option.... Jamie isnât sure what to make of his new employee until he realizes the shocking truth - beneath the ill-fitting suits, his boysâ tutor is a woman. An unconventional, outspoken, thoroughly intriguing woman. Despite Amandaâs deception, he canât dismiss her when his boys are learning so much. Yet Jamie, too, is learning surprising lessons - about desire, seduction, and passionate second chances....
Â©2019 Laura Lee Borio (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
USA Today best-selling author Vivienne Lorret launches a charming new trilogy about three debutantes who get more than they bargained for when it comes to the mating habits of scoundrels.... Heiress Winnifred Humphries refuses to marry the odious man her parents have chosen. Sheâll marry for love or not at all. But how does a woman know a man truly loves her? Needing answers, she sets out to discover the marriage habits of Londonâs aristocrats. Yet when her friends kidnap a lord for research, Winn knows theyâve gone too far. Now sheâs facing a wickedly handsome scoundrel who wants revenge. Lord Asher Holt has the perfect plan to free himself of his fatherâs debts. But when a trio of foolish debutantes abducts him, their scheme ruins everything! Fuming and tied to a chair, Holt overhears that one of them is an heiress. Perhaps he isnât above a little kidnapping either. Yet, when the heiress runs away from her own wedding and straight into his waiting carriage, Holt finds himself on an adventure heâll never forget, falling in love with a woman worth more than any treasure. But will Winn ever believe his heart only desires her...and not her fortune?
Â©2020 Vivienne Lorret (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Welcome back to Willoughby Close, with four new residents and happy endings to deliver.... Belinda "Lindy" Jamison has moved to the Cotswolds for a fresh start and to open a dancing school - her lifelong dream. Pushing 40 and still looking for Mr. Right, Lindy is determined to no longer wait for happiness but to reach for it with both hands. So she packs up her life and heads south to Wychwood-on-Lea to start up her school.Â Soon Lindy has a motley crew of would-be dancers. But her most intriguing pupil is Roger Wentworth, a 40-something bachelor with a shy and awkward manner, but a heart of blazing gold. When Lindy decides to showcase her pupils in a Christmas show, Roger is deeply reluctant but finally agrees. Lindy longs to bring Roger out of his shell - but she didnât expect to fall in love with him in the process.Â Soon it is Roger teaching her how two lonely hearts might be able to embrace a second chance this Christmas...if they can just believe theyâre both worthy of love.
Â©2020 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Timothy Mayfield has nearly given up on his search for a wife. Though he is the picture of a fine, social gentleman, Timothy wishes his finances provided a more stable foundation. Then his Uncle Elliott presents to him a solution: participate in his "marriage campaign," and upon approval of his choice for a wife, Timothy's inheritance will be his. Freed from the constraints of having to marry for money, Timothy is ready to marry for love instead. And he knows exactly what he wants in a wife: youth, optimism, beauty, blonde hair, fine-boned features, shapely shoulders, small waist, blue eyes, button nose, solid fashion sense, a light laugh, low voice, arched eyebrows, fair skin, elegant fingers, quick wit, calm manner, and a dazzling smile. His friend, Maryann Morrington, an heiress in her own right, tells him outright that his expectations are ridiculous - no such woman exists. Maryann had considered Timothy as a potential suitor for a time, but then their relationship shifted to friendship, and she has avoided allowing herself to have feelings for him again. She agrees to help him find his "perfect wife," because she's certain that the search will render nothing. Until it does. Miss Shaw appears to fulfill every single item on Timothy's list - unlike Maryann who has brown hair, brown eyes, lacks delicate features, and possesses a laugh that is definitely unladylike. But when Timothy and Miss Shaw begin courting, Timothy realizes something profound. He'd rather spend his time with Maryann. But can he trust his judgment when his heart has led him wrong so many times before? It is only when Maryann leaves the London season early, that Timothy realizes that he had truly fallen in love with her and that his list of requirements were nothing but fantasy. If he hopes to build a strong relationship, Timothy must convince Maryann that she is the very woman he'd been looking for all along - before it is too late.
Â©2019 Josi S. Kilpack (P)2019 Shadow Mountain
The future of Charlotte Harrisâs finishing school is in jeopardy when a charming Spaniard â world-famous magician Diego Montalvo â arrives to turn the bordering estate into a scandalous pleasure garden. Valiantly ignoring his wicked flirtations, outspoken Lucinda Seton vows to derail his plans and save the school, unaware that Diegoâs true mission is to spirit the long-lost heiress away to Spain for a handsome reward!
But before long, Diegoâs heart is playing tricks on him, and Lucy is falling under the illusionistâs spell. How can the Master of Mystery go through with his devilish scheme when all he wants is to make the lovely heiress his own?
Â©2010 Robert Mnookin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing-except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death: her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it - to talk at all.Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help. A man she's met only once - six years before. A man who doesn't know he's Emma's real father. Guided only by a child's silence and an old woman's fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, of bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that's shrouded in silence...and that unbelievably links them all.
Â©1999 Diane Chamberlain (P)2014 Tantor
Lawmaking can be a murderous affair. If any day calls for a soothing glass of wine, it's today. One moment, Capitol Hill lobbyist Karina Cardinal is having a heated discussion with Senator Harper, who just torpedoed her latest health care legislation initiative. The next, after a cryptic remark, the senator is dead at her feet. Hours later, she's still so rattled she wakes to a freezing apartment because she forgot to close her back door. Or did she? When her boyfriend, FBI cybercrimes expert Mike Finnegan, is suddenly reassigned to work a new case, he's got bad news and worse news. The bad: the senator's death was no heart attack - it was assassination by a hacker disabling his pacemaker. Worse: Karina's a "person of interest". Certain that status could change to "suspect" at any moment, Karina begins her own back-channel investigation into who could have wanted the senator dead. Of course, in Washington, that means playing politics and following the money trail. A trail that leads to more murders...and possibly leaving the door open for a killer to change her status to "dead".
Â©2018 Ellen Butler (P)2020 Tantor
A duchess awaiting trial for her vile husband's murder is the most delicious gossip the ton has heard in years. But for Kate Townsende, the woman in question, it could be a matter of life and death. And when a shrewd and handsome nobleman offers to publish her side of the story while arranging for a barrister to take her case, she's tempted by much more than the chance to defend herself. James Bancroft, Viscount Medford, tells himself he's only interested in a best-selling pamphlet, but Kate's stubborn determination is captivating. Could the accused widow be telling the truth? At first, James isn't sure of anything besides his growing desire for her - but before long he's willing to risk much more than his reputation to make the infamous beauty his wife.
Â©2013 Valerie Bowman (P)2013 Tantor
A pursuit is underway.... From the hallowed halls of London's Almack's to the unkempt taverns of Drury Lane, from whispered words in glittering theaters to seductive kisses at Vauxhall Gardens - an earl must pursue his lady. Propriety be damned. Anything is allowed. But for success, the Earl of Kelmarsh may have to enact the Rules of the Rogue.... A resolute lady.Â Miss Sophie Beckford escaped to Ireland after her almost betrothed broke her heart. Now a year later, she's back in London - stronger, better attired, armed with her cousin, and determined not to fall for the blackguard's wiles again.Â A desperate gentleman. What's an earl to do when his almost betrothed refuses to speak to him, hear him out, or even look at him after a misunderstanding of gargantuan proportions?Â With dubious assistance from a roguish marquess, a strait-laced duke, and even the occasional poet and famous actor throwing in their sixpence, the earl will try any ruse, any rule in the book to recapture Sophie's heart. Failure is not an option.Â Note: This audiobook includes the bonus novella Merry Christmas, My Viscount.
Â©2017 Emily Windsor (P)2019 Tantor
Tracked, fourth in the Mindspeak series, can be listened to as a stand-alone novel. A year-old murder in the rainforest of Costa Rica haunts Raven MacMillan. Details of the tragedy she witnessed remain suppressed deep inside her subconscious. When circumstances force her to return to the scene of the crime, someone makes it abundantly clear: Raven isn't welcome. Finally healing from his girlfriend's murder, human clone Kyle Jones is on a mission: find the stolen trackers scientists are using to control the actions of innocent children. When he meets Raven, he uses his supernatural gift to explore her repressed memories and discovers the missing trackers have everything to do with who is now watching Raven. And who killed his first love. As past and present collide, Raven struggles to face her demons, but remembering the truth of that fateful night could prove fatal. And Kyle will do anything to ensure the past isn't repeated.
Â©2015 Heather Sunseri (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
New York Times Best Seller In this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water's Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman's awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.Â After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year's Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his sonâs inability to serve in the war. When Ellis and his best friend, Hank, decide that the only way to regain the colonel's favor is to succeed where the colonel very publicly failed - by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster - Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered world behind.Â The trio find themselves in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands, where the locals have nothing but contempt for the privileged interlopers. Maddie is left on her own at the isolated inn, where food is rationed, fuel is scarce, and a knock from the postman can bring tragic news. Yet she finds herself falling in love with the stark beauty and subtle magic of the Scottish countryside. Gradually she comes to know the villagers, and the friendships she forms with two young women open her up to a larger world than she knew existed. Maddie begins to see that nothing is as it first appears: The values she holds dear prove unsustainable, and monsters lurk where they are least expected.Â As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her but of life's beauty and surprising possibilities. Praise for At the Waterâs Edge âBreathtaking...a daring story of adventure, friendship, and love in the shadow of WWII.â (Harperâs Bazaar) âA gripping, compelling story... Gruenâs characters are vividly drawn and her scenes are perfectly paced.â (The Boston Globe) âA page-turner of a novel that rollicks along with crisp historical detail.â (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) âPowerfully evocative.â (USA Today) âGruen is a master at the period piece - and [this] novel is just another stunning example of that craft.â (Glamour)
Â©2015 Sara Gruen (P)2015 Random House Audio
2018 winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize 2018 winner of The Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Award - Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction A stunning work of investigative reporting by a Canadian journalist who has risked her own life to bring us a deeply disturbing history of the Rwandan genocide that takes the true measure of Rwandan head of state Paul Kagame. Through unparalleled interviews with RPF defectors, former soldiers, and atrocity survivors, supported by documents leaked from a UN court, Judi Rever brings us the complete history of the Rwandan genocide. Considered by the international community to be the saviors who ended the Hutu slaughter of innocent Tutsis, Kagame and his rebel forces were also killing, in quiet and in the dark, as ruthlessly as the Hutu genocidaire were killing in daylight. The reason why the larger world community hasn't recognized this truth? Kagame and his top commanders effectively covered their tracks and, post-genocide, rallied world guilt and played the heroes in order to attract funds to rebuild Rwanda and to maintain and extend the Tutsi sphere of influence in the region. Judi Rever, who has followed the story since 1997, has marshaled irrefutable evidence to show that Kagame's own troops shot down the presidential plane on April 6, 1994 - the act that put the match to the genocidal flame. She proves, without a shadow of doubt, that as Kagame and his forces slowly advanced on the capital of Kigali, they were ethnically cleansing the country of Hutu men, women, and children in order that returning Tutsi settlers, displaced since the early '60s, would have homes and land.Â This audiobook is heartbreaking, chilling, and necessary.
Â©2018 Judi Rever (P)2018 Penguin Random House Canada
Into the darkness within; or else the light.... When Margaret Atwood wrote these words, she left open the possibility that even our darkest tales may harbor a glimmer of hope. In Or Else the Light, the third and final entry in the Dystopia Triptych, more than a dozen of the best minds in science fiction conclude their stories with a descent into darkness, or perhaps a ray of light. Edited by John Joseph Adams,Â Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant, the Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. Ignorance Is Strength - before the dystopia - focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness.Â Burn the Ashes - during the dystopia - turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times.Â Or Else the Light - after the dystopia - concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair. Or Else the LightÂ featuresÂ all-new, never-before-published worksÂ by the following authors, in order of appearance: Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Rich Larson, Cadwell Turnbull, Karin Lowachee, Adam-Troy Castro, Caroline M. Yoachim, Hugh Howey, An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, Dominica Phetteplace, Alex Irvine, Tobias S. Buckell, Scott Sigler, Darcie Little Badger, Violet Allen, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.
Â©2020 by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media, Inc.
Welcome to Willoughby Close...a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver. Emily David didnât want to move to Willoughby Close. She was perfectly content in London, but when her boss, Henry Trent, asks her to relocate, sheâs left with little choice. Emily prefers living on her own and finds comfort in her routines. But the well-meaning residents of Wychwood-on-Lea are determined to include her in their friendly circle - a prospect Emily finds utterly alarming. When sparks fly with local pub owner Owen Jones, Emilyâs safe and fragile world threatens to shatter. She has too many secrets to keep, and Owenâs gentle understanding could be her undoing. But as Owen persists, Emilyâs heart softens, and she begins to discover the wonder of trusting friends - and falling in love. That is, until she discovers Owen has a secret of his own.... Can Willoughby Close work its charm and magic once more? And can someone who has been determined to stay lonely find - and trust - love right on her doorstep?
Â©2020 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
When Lady Venetia Campbell is kidnapped at pistol point by her fatherâs sworn enemy, Sir Lachlan Ross, she discovers the wickedly sexy Scot is even more intoxicating than she remembers... and much more dangerous. Lachlan plans to use her as a weapon against her father, but Venetia is determined that his lust for revenge will be trumped by an even more powerful desire....
Â©2010 Sabrina Jeffries (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
On the threshold of receiving her royal inheritance and tired of the London Marriage Mart, Ariadne has decided to defy convention and declare her independence. She will not seek a husband-she will take a lover instead, no matter how notorious she may become. The prince of a small European kingdom, renowned bachelor Rupert Whyte, is in London to enjoy a last bit of freedom before choosing a wife. When he learns about Ariadne's scheme to take a lover, he decides he must prevent her from embarking on such a ruinous course. What begins as a well-deserved reprimand quickly spins out of control when Rupert agrees to give Ariadne a few lessons in lust. But just how far will their passion go? And will their forbidden liaison lead them too far astray to turn back?
Â©2013 Tracy Anne Waren (P)2013 Tantor
One death changes two cities forever. Ilanna, Master of the Night Guild, has waged a war for eight years to cleanse her city of the rival criminal organization that nearly destroyed it. When she uncovers a ring of slavers trafficking young girls for sexual servitude around the continent, she is forced to venture into the city of Voramis, the seat of her enemy's power, to hunt down the true culprit and put an end to the enslavement of innocents.Â But her enemies will not be so easily eliminated. She must turn to the one man certain to get the job done: the Hunter, legendary assassin of Voramis.Â The Hunter willingly accepts a fortune in gold to kill one of the richest men in his city. A mansion fortress and a private army should prove no match for his inhuman abilities.Â But as he stalks his target, he unmasks a bloodthirsty conspiracy in the guise of a holy mission. If he doesn't stop the men responsible, the gruesome murders will continue and people - including those he has sworn to protect - will die.Â Note: This book is a stand-alone that takes place after the events of Queen of Thieves, Book 3. Suggested listening order: Child of the Night Guild, Thief of the Night Guild, Queen of the Night Guild, Traitors' Fate.
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2020 Podium Publishing
It's just over a week until Sam will be Binding with Jared, and the only thing she wants is to spend that time relaxing and preparing for the ceremony. Unfortunately, she seems to be asking too much of fate, because suddenly she's lumbered with a number of distractions that have the potential to postpone, or even cancel, the Binding. There's a guarded fiance to crack, a complicated assignment to deal with, Jared's ex to alienate, and a bunch of snobbish Master Vampires to win over - or offend, whichever. On the upside, things couldn't possibly be any worse, could they? Actually, yes they could. Due to a cruel twist of fate, something strange is happening to Sam - something that is changing her in ways she doesn't like or understand. With the help of Jared and those closest to her, she has to not only handle the threats to the Binding Ceremony, but find a way to fix what has been done to her - and fast.
Â©2013 Suzanne Wright (P)2018 Tantor
Hawaiian Islands, 1779 As the second daughter of a royal chief, Maile will be permitted to marry for love. Her fiance is the best navigator in Hawaii, and he taught her everything he knows - how to feel the ocean, observe the winds, read the stars, and how to love.Â But when sailors from a strange place called England arrive on her island, a misunderstanding ends in battle, and Maile is suddenly widowed before she is wed.Â Finding herself in the middle of the battle and fearing for her life, Maile takes John Harbottle, the wounded man who killed her fiance, prisoner, and though originally intending to let him die, she reluctantly heals him. In the process, she discovers the man she thought was her enemy might be her ally instead.Â John has been Captain James Cook's translator for three voyages across the Pacific. He is kind and clearly fascinated with Maile's homeland and her people - and Maile herself. But guilt continues to drive a wedge between them: John's guilt over the death he caused, and Maile's guilt over the truth about what triggered the deadly battle - a secret she's kept hidden from everyone on the island.Â When Maile is tasked with teaching John how to navigate using the stars so he can sail back to England, they must also navigate the challenges of being from very different cultures. In doing so, they might also find the peace that comes when two hearts become one.
Â©2019 Ilima Todd (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A most indecent proposal Annabelle Green needs a husband - and quickly. To inherit the only home she's ever known, she must be married by her 25th birthday. But finding a suitor has been next to impossible after a reckless rogue named Quinton Carlisle seduced her into a scandalous midnight tryst. Her reputation in ruins, Belle now needs a rather large favor. And she knows just whom to turn to.... Quinn can hardly believe that the shy, bookish girl he teased as a child has grown into such a brazen beauty. The very idea of marrying Belle to right the wrongs of his past is downright shocking...and deliciously tempting. Too bad marriage, convenient or otherwise, is the last thing Quinn wants. He'll help Belle find a husband and be on his way. But if he can't control his attraction to the bride-to-be, this marriage could go up in flames - of wicked desire.
Â©2017 Anna Harrington (P)2017 Hachette Audio
At the Logical Menâs Society - an exclusive bachelorâs club - brandy flows like water, bawdy stories abound, and a gentleman tempted to marry is always persuaded to reconsider.... Brandon Balfour made the mistake of trusting his heart to the exquisite, strong-willed actress, Kate Addison, with whom he shared one intimate night before fate intervened. Now a decade later, Brandon is a leading member of the Logical Menâs Society - for no woman since Kate has managed to captivate him. To Kate, the memory of that night still burns strongly, because it was followed by a stunning betrayal. A chance encounter may have brought Brandon back into her life, but that doesnât mean Kate will ever forgive him. Sheâs vowed to make him pay - even as she realizes the promises of the young love they once shared are still etched upon her heart.... Loving her exiled him. Trusting him ruined her. And now, a clash of passions threatens everything each of them ever desired.
Â©2020 Cathy Maxwell (P)2020 HarperAudio
Dear Lady Truelove, I am a girl of noble family, but I am painfully shy, especially in my encounters with those of the opposite sex.... For Clara Deverill, standing in for the real Lady Truelove means dispensing advice on problems she herself has never managed to overcome. Thereâs nothing for it but to retreat to a tearoom and hope inspiration strikes between scones. It doesnât - until Clara overhears a rake waxing eloquent on the art of âhonorableâ jilting. The cad may look like an Adonis, but heâs about to find himself on the wrong side of Lady Truelove. Rex Galbraith is an heir with no plans to produce a spare. He flirts with the minimum number of eligible young ladies to humor his matchmaking aunt, but Clara is the first to ever catch his roving eye. When he realizes Clara - as Lady Truelove - has used his advice as newspaper fodder, heâs infuriated. But when heâs forced into a secret alliance with her, he realizes heâs got a much bigger problem - because Clara is upending everything Rex thought he knew about women - and about himself....
Â©2018 Laura Lee Guhrke (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Constance Campbell, the duchess of Kilmaine, once believed that all she needed in life was a duke. But everything unraveled when she realized her perfect husband was a perfect monster. Now broken beyond repair, she hides her misery behind a perfect society mask...even from her childhood friend Alec. Dr. Alec McGuiness reluctantly finds himself back in Scotland and checking up on the only woman to ever get under his skin, Connie. After she spurned him many years ago, he knows his humble life as a doctor could never be enough for her. But when the duke of Kilmaine is murdered in cold blood, with Connie sleeping right next to him in bed, Alec knows he must protect Connie at all costs from those who would frame her for the duke's murder. Now on the run, Connie feels a freedom she only ever dreamed about before and an unexpected attraction to the man who is keeping her safe. But even if they can win her freedom and clear her name, could she ever open her heart up to someone again? Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Maddison Fitzsimmons (P)2020 Tantor
Eleanor de Lacy must have been mad to agree to exchange identities with her stronger-willed cousin. She would never convince Remington Knight of the folly of this union â especially since the man seemed so determined for it to take place. Worse still, she finds Remington dazzling attractive â and sheâs charmed by his attempts to seduce her, even though he believes she is already his. But if he ever learns of Eleanorâs deception, this daring rogue will wreak havocâ¦upon her reputation and her heart.Remington had expected a haughty, unbending aristocrat who would ensure his entrance into good society. But this âduchessâ is a most pleasant surprise â modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a delight to the eye. In short, she is exactly the sort of bride Remington could fall passionately, completely in love withâ¦if he werenât so intent on his revenge.
Â©2003 Christina Dodd (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A PROUD BEAUTYÂ When the tragic death of her gamester father leaves her destitute and alone, society beauty Sylvia Stafford finds work as a governess in a merchant's household in Cheapside. Isolated from the fashionable acquaintance of her youth, she resigns herself to lonely spinsterhood...until a mysterious visitor convinces her to temporarily return to her former life - and her former love. A SCARRED BEAST Colonel Sebastian Conrad is no longer the dashing cavalry officer Sylvia once fell in love with. Badly scarred during the Sepoy Rebellion, he has withdrawn to his estate in rural Hertfordshire where he lives in near complete seclusion. Brooding and tormented, he cares nothing for the earldom he has inherited - and even less for the faithless beauty who rejected him three years before. A SECOND CHANCE A week together in the remote Victorian countryside is the last thing either of them ever wanted. But when fate intervenes to reunite them, will a beastly earl and an impoverished beauty finally find their happily-ever-after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?
Â©2017 Mimi Matthews (P)2018 Tantor
All that glitters may lead right to his heart.... The last thing Cleopatra Knight expects on her business trip to Tokyo is to fall into bed with her arrogant, irresistibly hot boss, Dante Damaso. It's a mistake - a steamy, mind-blowingly satisfying mistake. But a few nights of passion with the superwealthy bad boy prove to have long-term effects when Cleo's world is unexpectedly turned upside down. Dante has cultivated an enviable, jet-setting lifestyle: beautiful women, exotic destinations, and luxury without limits. He's not looking to be domesticated, and certainly not by his assistant - even though he can't get her out of his mind. Still, he knows he has both the responsibility and the financial means to help Cleo. Though Cleo has no interest in Dante's money, her lack of prospects gives her little choice but to accept his help. But living under the same roof, Dante discovers he wants more, and if Cleo lets down her guard, she just might find what her heart's wanted all along.
Â©2015 Natasha Anders (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
From the bestselling author of The Perfect Son comes a hopeful tale of redemption, renewal, and the promise of love. Metal artist Katie Mack is living a lie. Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh, North Carolina, consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie, her newborn daughter. Over time she's come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her, and now funnels her pain into her art. Despite longing for Maisie, Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind - to change her name and never return. But when she and Maisie accidentally reunite, Katie can't ignore the familiarity of her child's compulsive behavior. Worse, Maisie worries obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom. Katie has the power to help, but can she reconnect with the family she abandoned? To protect Maisie, Katie must face the fears that drove her from home, accept the possibility of love, and risk exposing her heart-wrenching secret.
Â©2018 Barbara Claypole White (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
A Duke in Retreat Gina was forced into marriage with the Duke of Girton at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony, her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. A Lady in the Middle Now, she is one of the most well-known ladies in London... living on the edge of scandal - desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to any one. A Duchess in Love Finally, Camden, the Duke of Girton, has returned home, to discover that his naÃ¯ve bride has blossomed into the toast of the town... which leaves Cam in the most uncomfortable position of discovering that he has the bad manners to be falling in love - with his own wife!
Â©2002 Eloisa James (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
âBe careful, Amelia â you know how reckless you can be!â-Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress Lady Amelia Plume has many admirers â itâs too bad theyâre all fortune hunters and fops who canât provide the exotic adventures she seeks. But the ballrooms of Mayfair have become much more appealing since the arrival of Major Lucas Winter, an American with a dark past and a dangerous air. Lucas is brash, arrogant â and scandalously tempting. Every thrilling kiss sparks hotter desire, yet Amelia suspects Lucas has a hidden motive in wooing her. And she intends to discover it, by any means necessary.
Â©2009 Sabrina Jeffries (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
In Johannesburg, prosperous whites live behind gates; when they exit their cars to open the gates, carjackings are common. But seldom is the victim killed, much less shot twice, like Annette Botha. And now, Piet Botha, the husband of the wealthy woman, is the primary suspect in his wifeâs murder. PI Jade de Jong fled South Africa ten years ago after her father was killed. Now back in town, she offers to help her fatherâs former assistant, Superintendent David Patel, with his investigation of this case. Under apartheid, Patel, of Indian descent, could never have attained his present position. But he is feeling pressure from his âold lineâ boss with respect to this investigation and fears lingering prejudice is at work. As Jade probes into this and other recent carjacking cases, a pattern begins to emergeâa pattern that goes back to her fatherâs murder and involves a vast and intricate series of crimes for profit.
Â©2008 Jassy Mackenzie (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
At first, the case appears to be one of simple misadventure. Sonet van Rensburg, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute off a newly built 65-story Sandton skyscraper. But Sonetâs jumping partner, Chris Theron, insists that this was no accident, and he hires private investigator Jade de Jong to uncover the truth. Glad of the distraction from her conflicted and seemingly doomed relationship with police superintendent David Patel, Jade immerses herself in the case. She discovers that Sonet worked for a charity that helped impoverished communities become self-supporting farming units. Sonetâs ex-husband, though, has nothing good to say about his wife or the work she has done. He tells Jade that Sonetâs efforts were a useless waste of money and that the farming projects were not sustainable. When Jade travels out to the Siyabonga communityâs farm in Limpopo, hoping to prove him wrong, she finds it not just abandoned but razed to the ground. Digging deeper for answers about where the residents went and why they left their fertile valley, Jade finds out that one man died from a terminal illness. Then, to her concern, she learns about more sicknesses and more deaths - a fatal but unknown disease that swept through the entire community. Jade then discovers that Sonetâs sister, Zelda, a journalist, was investigating this mystery, too. Zelda had discovered that one woman and her son had survived the plague and had left the area, and she was doing her best to track that woman down so she could hear her story.Â But now Zelda is missing, and Jade will have to race against time in order to find her. A deadly harvest has been gathered in, and the only person who knows the real truth about it has been forced to become collateral in its trade.
Â©2013 Jassy Mackenzie (P)2013 AudioGO
New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors Tessa Dare and Christi Caldwell come together in this smart, sexy, not-to-be-missed Regency Duet!Â Â His Bride for the Taking: It's the first rule of friendship among gentlemen: Don't even think about touching your best friend's sister. But Sebastian, Lord Byrne, has never been one for rules. He's thought about touching Mary Clayton - a lot - and struggled to resist temptation. But when Mary's bridegroom leaves her waiting at the altar, only Sebastian can save her from ruin. By marrying her himself.Â Â His Duchess for a Day: It was never meant to be... That's what Elizabeth Terry has told herself while trying to forget the man she married - her once best friend. Passing herself off as a widow, Elizabeth has since built a life for herself as an instructor at a finishing school, far away from that greatest of mistakes. But the past has a way of finding you, and now that her husband has found her, Elizabeth must face the man she's tried to forget.
Â©2018 Tessa Dare (His Bride for the Taking); Copyright 2018 by Christi Caldwell (His Duchess for a Day) (P)2019 Tantor
We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes. In Ray Bradburyâs Fahrenheit 451, thatâs the motto of the Firemen who hunted down and burned books wherever they found them. Bradbury warned of a world where our literary history is taken from us. In Burn the Ashes, some of the best science-fiction authors working today continue to explore the dystopic worlds they introduced in Ignorance Is Strength. Edited by John Joseph Adams,Â Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant, the Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. Ignorance Is Strength - before the dystopia - focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness.Â Burn the Ashes - during the dystopia - turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times.Â Or Else the Light - after the dystopia - concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair. Burn the AshesÂ featuresÂ all-new, never-before-published worksÂ by the following authors, in order of appearance: Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Rich Larson, Cadwell Turnbull, Karin Lowachee, Adam-Troy Castro, Caroline M. Yoachim, Hugh Howey, An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, Dominica Phetteplace, Alex Irvine, Tobias S. Buckell, Scott Sigler, Darcie Little Badger, Violet Allen, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.Â
Â©2020 by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media, Inc.
What if Beauty was the Beast?Â Â Liseâs father is dead, and the life of plenty and freedom that she has known as the daughter of the Kingâs Huntsman is gone. She must now live a life of duty to her mother and sisters, helping them to cope in their altered circumstances. But where her mother would have her wed a childhood friend to secure their future, Lise knows that is not what she longs for.Â Â When she meets a mysterious woman in the forest, Lise feels the stirrings of emotions she cannot give voice to, but with this woman, she doesnât have to say anything - Senna knows.Â Â Cursed, hunted, and feared, Senna has been forced to wander from place to place for more years than she cares to remember. She gave up hope long ago that there could ever be an end to her isolation.Â Â Odd sightings in the forest - monsters of legend come to life, old enemies back from the past, fearsome beasts on the prowl - begin to frighten the people of Liseâs village. Somehow, all of these things are connected to Senna. As the villagersâ fear grows, so does their hatred.Â Â Senna prepares to flee, accepting what has become her fate, but Lise isnât ready to give up her one chance for happiness. Soon, only Lise stands between the villagers and the woman she has grown to love.
Â©2016 Caren J. Werlinger (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
With Britain caught up in WWI, Jack Benningham, heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, has declared himself a conscientious objector. Instead, he secretly works for the Crown by tracking down German spies on British soil, his wild reputation and society status serving as a foolproof cover. Blinded by patriotism and concern for her brother on the front lines, wealthy suffragette Grace Mabry will do whatever it takes to assist her country's cause. When she sneaks into a posh London masquerade ball to hand out white feathers of cowardice, she never imagines the chain of events she'll set off when she hands a feather to Jack. And neither of them could anticipate the extent of the danger and betrayal that follows them - or the faith they'll need to maintain hope.
Â©2015 Kathryn Breslin (P)2018 Tantor
In this exciting debut, author Keri Arthur explodes onto the supernatural scene with a sexy, sensuous tale of intrigue and suspense set in a world where legends walk and the shady paths of the underworld are far more sinister than anyone envisioned. A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourneâs Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races - and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker - until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldnât be worse.Â More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, the weeklong period before the full moon, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming.... Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if sheâs going to find her brother. Easier said than done as the city pulses with frenzied desire, and Riley is confronted with a very powerful - and delectably naked - vamp who raises her temperature like never before.Â In matters carnal, Riley has met her match. But in matters criminal, she must follow her instincts not only to find her brother but to stop an unholy harvest. For someone is doing some shifty cloning in an attempt to produce the ultimate warrior - by tapping into the genome of nonhumans like Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind - and just how much it needs her.Â
Â©2006 Keri Arthur (P)2006 Books on Tape
The "fallen" ladies of Puddledon Manor's Benevolent Home are determined to rise above scandal - and forge a sparkling new future operating their own brewery and alehouse.... With Christmas around the corner, Miss Caroline Anderson hoped to persuade a London tavern owner to carry the Home's Widow's Brew - only to discover the dastard was more interested in her ankles than her ale! To her further annoyance, her stagecoach back to Little Puddledon is waylaid by louts and a snow-covered ditch. Amid a nasty storm, Caro seeks shelter at a nearby estate - only to be greeted by Viscount Oakland, a.k.a. Nick, her brother's childhood friend - and her schoolgirl crush. Now, he's the half-dressed host of what is clearly a holiday bacchanal. Still, his house is irresistibly warm.... Ever the free spirit, Nick has invited the wilder gentleman of the ton, and an assortment of London's lightskirts, to celebrate Christmas in a more traditional, pagan fashion. So, he's surprised to find Caro at his door. Now, with a blizzard raging, he must take her in - despite his fear she won't take to his guests, and worse, upend his party. But she may surprise him - and upend his life.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Sally MacKenzie (P)2019 Tantor
The last person Daria Babcock expects to find in her grandmotherâs home is a brawny, naked Highlander. She doesnât buy Mamieâs explanation about finding the poor man shot in the woods. Nor does she trust the gorgeous laird, who insists his own memory fails him. But Daria came to Scotland looking for adventure and romance, and after the intriguing stranger kidnaps her, she gets her wish - and so much more....
Â©2013 Julia London (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The daughter of a powerful army general, Evelyn White dreams of attending college and vows she will never marry a man in uniform...which is why West Point cadet Clyde Brixton presents a problem. Clyde's brilliance in the new field of electrical power has him poised for a promising career in the Army's Corps of Engineers, but his penchant for racking up demerits threatens his chances for graduation.Â Evelyn and Clyde feel instant attraction toward one another as they spend one magical summer together. As their lives become more entwined, their friend Romulus begins to come undone. When faced with helping Romulus at the expense of his own future, which one will Clyde choose? And when nothing turns out the way Evelyn planned, where will that leave her own future?
Â©2016 Dorothy Mays (P)2018 Two Words Publishing LLC
Bobbi Richmond has always been in love with her best friend, Gabe Braddock, even if Gabe, who works for her media mogul father, has always treated Bobbi like a kid sister, calling her "Runt." After a tipsy Bobbi kisses Gabe at a party, Gabe is surprised to find "Runt" becoming the object of his fantasies, and Bobbi is shocked to find her advances suddenly reciprocated. When Gabe suggests adding "benefits" to their friendship - while keeping their new arrangement secret from their families, of course - should Bobbi feel flattered, or insulted by his insistence on casual sex? Are they even a match? Slick and conservative Gabe dates coiffed blondes, while the tomboyish Bobbi spends much more time fixing cars than her hair. When Gabe's twin brother, Chase, senses something's up between the old friends, he forces Gabe to confront his real feelings for Bobbi - and decide whether or not he could live without her.
Â©2014 Natasha Anders (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Fifty-year-old Marcy Taggartâs husband has left her for another woman. Devastating as that may be for some, it hardly compares to the death of her twenty-one-year-old daughter, Devon, in a canoeing accident. Her body was never found in the icy waters of Georgian Bay, and as a result Marcy has never fully accepted her death. Two years have passed, and she continues to see the young womanâs face in crowds and has even stopped strangers on the street, certain she has finally discovered her long lost daughter. Now, in Ireland, on what was originally intended to be a celebration of her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Marcy yet again thinks she sees her daughter, casually strolling past her on the sidewalk. So begins Marcyâs desperate search to find Devon, to find herself, and to find the disturbing truth about her daughter that might, in the end, be her only salvation. Now You See Her vividly displays Fieldingâs rare talent for creating the kind of tension, suspense, and compelling female heroines listeners crave. Riveting from start to finish, itâs one fans wonât want to miss.
Â©2011 Joy Fielding (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
It's been 12 years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed, and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both 14. Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there's a complication to their instant feelings for one another - Will, Tru's boyfriend of two years. Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can't refuse - travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake. Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the world's most notorious womanizer?
Â©2012 Samantha Towle (P)2012 Tantor
Her first love disappeared... Ten years later, a strange twist of fate forces a life-changing decision. Surrounded by strangers at her Cambridge initiation, the chronically shy Erin suffers a panic attack in the middle of the atrium. Out of her depth, she decides to flee, University is not for her. And that's when she blunders into a foreign student from Italy. Gianna is confident, sassy and eccentric, everything Erin's not, and for some reason, she's taking the timid girl under her wing. But she has a secret, and it's one she can't even tell her new best friend. It should never have happened, they were so different, yet unexpectedly, they fall in love. Then Gianna disappears, breaking Erin's heart and throwing her back into a negative spiral of loss. A decade later, the now Dr. Baker has moved on. Or so she thought. When fate repeatedly conspires to remind Erin of her lost love, she must decide whether to risk destroying everything she's built to find her. But after so long, will Gianna be happy to reconcile? Why did she disappear so suddenly? And why has Erin not heard from her since? Contains mature themes.
Â©2014 Sally Bryan (P)2020 Tantor
"Justine Eyre's gentle, expressive voice is well suited to Holt's quiet story of what it's like to be the new kid in the neighborhood and the difficulty of dealing with life's changes." (AudioFile) Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of divorce, acceptance, intergenerational friendship, and the power that comes with noticing in The Lost Boy's Gift, an insightful middle-grade audiobook. There are places where you want to go and places where you want to leave. There are also places where you want to stay. Nine-year-old Daniel must move across the county with his mom after his parentsâ divorce. Heâs leaving behind his whole life - everything - and heâs taking a suitcase of anger with him. But Daniel is in for a surprise when he settles into While-a-Way Lane and meets his new neighbors - the Lemonade Girl, the hopscotching mailman, the tiny creatures, and especially Tilda Butter. Tilda knows how to look and listen closely, and it's that gift that helps Daniel find his way in that curious placed called While-a-Way Lane. This title has Common Core connections. Christy Ottaviano Books
Â©2019 Kimberly Willis Holt (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
It's been three years since Lady Elizabeth Walsingham ended her childish crush on Laird Ian Munro, the fierce Highlander who scared everyone but her. She's a grown woman now, heading to London to find a proper English gentleman. But when the wild Highland laird walks through the door, she's that breathless youth all over again. Ian tries hard to avoid the young lass who's confounded him for years. But now that they're attending court, he must keep watch on her night and day. Danger is at every turn, and advisers to the Crown are being murdered. Ian soon realizes that the girl he's been protecting is a beautiful lady who needs his help almost as much as he needs her.
Â©2016 Victoria Roberts (P)2016 Tantor
Louisa North likes her independence very much, despite her royal fatherâs protests. So when Simon Tremaine, the dashing Duke of Foxwood, whom she once loved â and had exiled from England â returns bent on marrying her, sheâs skeptical. The fire between them burns as hot as ever, but when Simonâs ulterior motive for marriage is exposed, along with the deeply buried secrets of his past, Louisa vows to make him payâ¦and the price will be his heart.
Â©2009 Sabrina Jeffries (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it's time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom and marry the man her brother has chosen for her, a stranger she has never met. Instead, she does what any self-respecting princess would do - she runs away. All she wants is one week in London. One week to experience everything life has to offer, before she is locked away in a loveless marriage forever. Former naval captain Nick Gregory has inherited a title he never wanted. As the new Earl of Lyndhurst, he chafes against his landlocked existence - until fate brings a mysterious young beauty across his path. Believing she's an unemployed governess, Nick offers shelter and protection to the captivating girl, never guessing her true identity. Emma falls hard for Nick, but knowing they have no future, she flees once more, this time back to her royal responsibilities. But when she and Nick unexpectedly meet again, she learns that against all odds, he's determined to make this princess his bride.
Â©2012 Tracy Anne Waren (P)2012 Tantor
Tall and thin, twenty-eight-year-old Bronwyn Palmer has become positively gaunt, a ghost of her former self. That self was - and still is - the wife of a rich, handsome executive with an ocean-view house and his own security staff. It was in that house, two years ago, that Bryce Palmer learned Bronwyn was pregnant with their first child. But Bryceâs rage over his impending fatherhood touched off a chain reaction of emotional and physical traumas that wounded them both. For Bronwyn, it meant fleeing the perfect marriage to start over with nothing but a precocious daughter named Kayla to care for. For Bryce, it meant a tortuous two years spent blaming his wife for deserting him, and living with the pain of not knowing his child. Now a chance encounter has brought Bronwyn back into Bryceâs life, both bearing scars...and neither knowing the whole truth of that fateful night that drove them apart.
Â©2014 Natasha Anders (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A fateful shipwreck leaves the young and wealthy Lord Brandon presumed dead, and his estate in England lies abandoned and ripe for the picking. Years later, his step-cousin Justine finds him alive and drug-addicted, and against his family's wishes, boldly brings him home to reclaim his inheritance.Â Dark surprises disturb Brandon at every turn - a ruined property, a traitorous, bitter family, his fiancee married to his rival. And Justine, the shy, quiet girl he grew up with is no longer a little girl, but an alluring and determined young woman. Can he trust her or is she a part of the intricate web of lies and half-truths?Â As they work together to salvage what's left of Wolfsgate and their place in society, age-old jealousies and shadowy secrets threaten at every turn, but irresistible passions run wild and prove even more powerful.Â Justine is his wife, after all.Â Justine and Brandon have been bound in a marriage forced upon them by their family for their own deceitful purposes. But the deep, loyal bond that grows between husband and wife isn't part of their enemies' plan. In fact, it could destroy their plan. No one counted on Brandon and Justine falling in love. Not even Brandon and Justine. Contains mature themes.
Â©2014 Cat Porter (P)2020 Tantor
Tobin Scott has not been back to Hadley Green since Lily Boudineâs childhood testimony helped send his father to the gallows for stealing the valuable Ashwood jewels. Now a wealthy man, he intends to exact his revenge by destroying Ashwood and its lady. He offers Lily a choice between her life and the livelihoods of the people who depend on the estate. She chooses the former, certain she can hold his dangerous plans at bay. Lily and Tobinâs game of one-upmanship quickly becomes a delicate dance of seduction, and she realizes he is not the cold, heartless man he tries to seem. In fact, she is certain he is right - his father was innocent. Together, they set out to find the jewels that will restore his familyâs honor, and soon their unbridled passion uncovers a shocking secret that will change their lives forever.
Â©2012 Julia London (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A suspenseful tale of witches, family, and magic from internationally best-selling author Stefan Bachmann. When a 12-year-old orphan unexpectedly becomes the mistress of a seemingly abandoned castle, she is thrust into a mysterious plot involving murderous spells, false identity, and a magical battle of wills between the living and the dead. Fans of Kate Milford'sÂ Greenglass House, Victoria Schwab'sÂ City of Ghosts,Â and Diana Wynne Jones will be riveted.Â Twelve-year-old Zita, an orphan and a housemaid, has resigned herself to a life of drudgery when a strange letter arrives, naming her the only living heir to the Brydgeborn fortune. Now the mistress of the castle, Zita soon realizes foul play led to the death of her family. And as she is guided through lessons in the art of witchcraft by the somewhat mysterious Mrs. Cantanker, Zita begins to wonder who is friend and who is foe.Â Unforgettable and utterly enchanting, this stand-alone tale about family, belonging, and friendship will bewitch listeners of Tahereh MafiâsÂ Whichwood, Katherine ArdenâsÂ Small Spaces, and Diana Wynne Jonesâ Howlâs Moving Castle. Cinders & Sparrows is a magical story by the author of The Peculiar, the acclaimed international best seller.Â
Â©2020 Stefan Bachmann (P)2020 Greenwillow Books
A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Lee Child's Jack Reacher a drifter? How did a brief encounter in Botswana inspire Alexander McCall Smith to create Precious Ramotswe? In The Lineup, some of the top mystery writers in the world tell about the genesis of their most beloved characters - or, in some cases, let their creations do the talking.
Â©2009 Otto Penzler (P)2010 Tantor
After wasting away in a mental institution for a year and a half, Ariana Osgood is finally back where she belongs. She has a new look, a new name, and a new life---all thanks to her former friend Briana Leigh Covington. Now enrolled as a junior at the exclusive Atherton-Pryce boarding school just outside of Washington, D.C., Ariana sleeps in Frette sheets, flirts with the captain of the crew team, and gossips with the most beautiful girls on campus. She killed to get back her life of privilege. Just how far will she go to keep it? From the author of the best-selling Private novels comes a series about the dark world of wealth, secrets, and privilege.
Â©2009 Kate Brian (P)2009 Tantor
It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Three-headed trolls, horses that carry their masters up mountains of glass, giants and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres - these are the companions who will thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed, the Lang fairy-tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of boys and girls, as they have also brought pleasure to the many parents who have read these unforgettable classics to their children. In addition to such familiar favorites as "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", "The Ratcatcher" ("The Pied Piper"), and "Snowdrop" ("Snow White"), The Red Fairy Book contains a wonderful collection of lesser-known tales from French, German, Danish, Russian, and Romanian sources. A tale from Norse mythology recounts the old story of Sigurd and Brynhild; tales by the great Madame d'Aulnoy include "Graciosa and Percinet" and "Princess Rosette"; lesser-known tales from Grimm's collection include "The Three Dwarfs", "Mother Holle", and "The Golden Goose". All in all, this collection contains 37 stories, all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists as well as his first-rate literary abilities makes his collections unmatchable in the English language.
Public Domain (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
A rescued rogue... Scandal has rocked the city of London. Colin Eversea, a handsome, reckless unapologetic rogue is sentenced to hang for murder and, inconveniently for him, the only witness to the crime disappears. Then again, throughout history, the Everseas have always managed to cheat fate in style: Colin is snatched from the gallows by a beautiful, clever mercenary. A captivating captor... Cool-headed, daring Madeleine Greenway is immune to Colin's vaunted charm. Her mission is not to rescue Colin but to kidnap him, and to be paid handsomely for it. But when it becomes clear that whoever wants Colin alive wants Madeline dead, the two become uneasy allies in a deadly race for truth. Together, they'll face great danger - and a passion neither can resist. Contains mature themes.
Â©2008 Julie Anne Long (P)2019 Tantor
Vicki Nelson, formerly of Torontoâs homicide unit and now a private detective, witnesses the first of many vicious attacks that begin plaguing the city of Toronto. As death follows unspeakable death, Vicki, in an attempt to stop these forces of dark magic, is forced to renew her tempestuous relationship with her former partner, Mike Celluci - along with another, unexpected allyâ¦. Henry Fitzroy, the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII, has learned over the course of his long life how to blend with humans; how to deny the call for blood in his veins. Without him, Vicki and Mike would not survive the ancient force of chaos that has been unleashed upon the world - but in doing so, his identity may be exposed, and his life forfeited.
Â©1991 Tanya Huff (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
In Victorian England, orphan Mary Quinn lives on the edge. Sentenced as a thief at the age of 12, sheâs rescued from the gallows by a woman posing as a prison warden. In her new home, Miss Scrimshawâs Academy for Girls, Mary acquires a singular education, fine manners, and a surprising opportunity. The school is a cover for the Agency â an elite, top secret corps of female investigators with a reputation for results â and at 17, Maryâs about to join their ranks. With London all but paralyzed by a noxious heat wave, Mary must work fast in the guise of ladyâs companion to infiltrate a rich merchantâs home with hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the Thorold household is full of dangerous secrets, and people are not what they seem - least of all Mary.
Â©2010 Y.S. Lee (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The minute I saw the letter, I knew it was hers. There was no mistaking it: the salutation, the tiny, precise handwriting, the date, the content itself, all confirmed its ancient status and authorship.... Samantha McDonough cannot believe her eyes - or her luck. Tucked in an uncut page of a 200-year-old poetry book is a letter she believes was written by Jane Austen, mentioning with regret a manuscript that "went missing at Greenbriar in Devonshire". Could there really be an undiscovered Jane Austen novel waiting to be found? Could anyone resist the temptation to go looking for it? Making her way to the beautiful, centuries-old Greenbriar estate, Samantha finds it no easy task to sell its owner, the handsome yet uncompromising Anthony Whitaker, on her wild idea of searching for a lost Austen work - until she mentions its possible million-dollar value. After discovering the unattributed manuscript, Samantha and Anthony are immediately absorbed in the story of Rebecca Stanhope, daughter of a small town rector, who is about to encounter some bittersweet truths about life and love. As they continue to read the newly discovered tale from the past, a new one unfolds in the present - a story that just might change both of their lives forever.
Â©2012 Syrie James (P)2012 Penguin Audio
A tide of slain children. A hunt for a faceless killer. A clash of shadows and steel. The Hunter of Voramis stalks a demon wearing human form. The discovery of a child slaughtered in a bloody ritual sets him on a path to hunt down the killers - and a collision course with the criminals that rule the Praamian underworld: the Night Guild. Ilanna, Master of the Night Guild, faces a string of gruesome murders that threaten the peace of her city. The body count is rising, and a power-hungry Duke is eager to pin the blame on her and remove the Guild from power. She vows to unmask the culprit before more innocents are slain or, worse, her own followers wind up the next victims. An immortal assassin and a cunning thief. Both are determined to bring justice to the slain at any cost. As long as they donât kill each other first. An epic clash 10 books in the making! Worlds collide as the Hunter and Ilanna face off in a battle for the city of Praamis.
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Cornwall, 1812 Gwenyth Killigrew, the Witch of Kerrow, has seen the tragic fate that awaits any man she's foolish enough to fall in love with. Yet she yearns for a daughter to carry on her healer's wisdom and otherworldly gifts of Sight. When Rafe Fleming, a notorious smuggler, washes ashore near her home, she thinks she's found the man to father that child. Rafe knew his time as an outlaw was coming to an end. He just hadn't realized it would be on the dangerous Cornwall coast, in the home of an alluring witch. After Gwenyth saves him, they strike a bargain: he'll give her a child, and she'll help him find a proper wife so he can reenter society and pick up the pieces of his shattered life. But the more time Rafe spends with Gwenyth - in and out of bed - the more he questions what he thinks he wants. He must choose between the wife he needs and the woman he desires... if falling for Gwenyth doesn't kill him first.
Â©2011 Alix Rickloff (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren comes the second novel in an enchanting new trilogy about three princesses brought together by friendship and fate on their way to finding true love. This is Princess Mercedes's story.... While journeying home from Scotland, Princess Mercedes of Aldenâs coach is set upon and her personal guard killed. Barely escaping with her life, she seeks help at a nearby inn. But with no money and looking little better than a beggar, the townsfolk think her claims of being a princess to be nothing more than a far-fetched tale. Utterly forsaken, Mercedes wonders what is to become of her. After years of soldiering, dispossessed Laird Daniel MacKinnon is finally coming home. At an inn he is confronted by a bedraggled young woman claiming to be of royal blood. Daniel doesnât believe her wild tale, but when she asks for his protection, he agrees to serve as her bodyguard - in turn she promises to reward him handsomely once they reach London. But Mercedes is still being pursued by ruthless hunters whose motives remain unclear. As the danger increases, so does the desire she and Daniel feel for each other, until the two of them must face the greatest danger of all - falling in love.
Â©2012 Tracy Anne Waren (P)2012 Tantor
The price of endless pleasure!Â Clients, women, money...ruthless CEO Sev Derzhavin is a master at getting whatever - and whomever! - he wants. Rejected as a child, Sev has never been refused since. So when his personal assistant resigns, Sev can't resist the challenge of enticing the beautiful brunette to stay.... Naomi Johnson has to walk away before she gives in to the chemistry with her infamous heartbreaker boss and opens her heart to yet more bruises. But on their last business trip to Dubai, Sev makes a shocking suggestion to relieve the tension between them: enjoy some overtime - in his bed!
Â©2016 Carol Marinelli (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A new historical mystery for fans of Susan Elia MacNealâs Maggie Hope series and Kate Quinnâs The Alice Network How far would you go for vengeance? Itâs V-E Day 1946 in London. World War II is long over, and former spy Livy Nash is celebrating with her third drink before noon. She went to war to kill Nazis. Dropped behind enemy lines as a courier, she quickly became one of the toughest agents in France. But her war ended with betrayal and the execution of the man she loved. Now, Livy spends her days proofreading a demeaning advice column for little ladies at home, and her nights alone with black market vodka. But everything changes when she meets the infamous Ian Fleming. The man who will create the worldâs most sophisticated secret agent has an agenda of his own and sends Livy back to France with one task: track down the traitor who killed the only man she ever loved. Livy jumps at the chance, heading back to Paris undercover as a journalist. But the City of Lights is teeming with spies, and Livy quickly learns just how much the game has changed. With enemies on every corner and ever-shifting alliances, sheâll have to learn to fight a new war if she wants to conquer the past once and for all.
Â©2020 M. L. Huie (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
An unforgettable novel about love - and the first work of fiction by the author of the groundbreaking nonfiction best seller In a Different Voice. Kyra is an architect, involved in a project to design a new city. Andreas, a theater director, is staging an innovative production of the opera Tosca. Both have come through political upheaval and personal loss. Neither wants to fall in love. Yet when she asks him, âWhat is the opposite of losing?â and he says, âFinding,â it galvanizes a powerful attraction, and they risk opening themselves to love once again.Â When their love affair leads to a shocking betrayal, Kyraâs fierce determination to see under the surface, to know what was true and real, brings her to Greta, a remarkable therapist. As the therapy itself repeats the themes of love and loss, Kyra challenges its structure, and the struggle that ensues between the two women opens the way to a larger understanding.Â Passionate and revolutionary, Kyra is an exquisitely written love story, imbued with gentle humor. This is an extraordinary work of fiction by one of the most brilliant writers of our time.Â
Â©2008 Carol Gilligan (P)2008 Books on Tape
âDonât let yourself be fooled, Madeline: once a rake, always a rake.â âMrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress
When Madeline Prescott took a teaching position at Mrs. Harrisâs School for Young Ladies, it was to help restore her fatherâs reputation. Instead, sheâs in danger of ruining her own. The devilishly handsome Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt, has agreed to provide ârake lessonsâ to Mrs. Harrisâs pupils so they can learn how to avoid unscrupulous gentlemen, and Madeline is to oversee his classes. She has always believed that attraction is a scientific matter, easily classified, and controlled â until sheâs swept into the passionate desire that fiercely burns between her and Anthony. Nothing could be more illogical than risking everything for a dalliance with a rake â even one whoâs trying to behave himself. Yet nothing could be more tempting.
Â©2008 Sabrina Jeffries (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Actress Clara McCallum just got her big break. Sheâs thrilled about landing the lead role in a big WWII film. But her dream-come-true excitement is short-lived. Sheâs just received devastating news and has been reeling ever since. The last thing Clara wants is to spend Christmas alone in New York City, but sheâs determined to stay on location for the movie. Anything for her craft, right? Which is perfect since sheâs playing a woman whoâll do anything for the love of doomed soldier Jed Landry. But Claraâs resolve turns to astonishment when she steps off an old-fashioned locomotive from the set and finds herself whisked back in time - and into the arms of the real-life Jed. Sheâs convinced itâs some sort of hallucination. But before long she finds herself swept away by the handsome soldier and wondering if her plunge into the past could change the course of the future . . . and turn out to be the best Christmas present ever.
Â©2006 Wendi Corsi Staub (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Ann Howard Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love.
Â©2001 Ann Howard Creel (P)2016 Tantor
In her classic ghost story "Kerfol", Edith Wharton tells the tale of Anne de Barrigan, a young Frenchwoman convicted of murdering her husband, the jealous Yves de Cornault. The elderly lord was found dead on the stairs, apparently savaged by a pack of dogs, though there were no dogs - no live dogs - at Kerfol that day. In this remarkable collection of intertwining short stories, Deborah Noyes takes us back to the haunted manor and tells us Anne de Barrigan's story through the sympathetic eyes of her servant girl. Four more tales slip forward in time, peering in on a young artist, a hard-drinking party girl, a young American couple, and a deaf gardener who now tends the Kerfol estate. All these souls are haunted by the ghosts of Kerfol, the dead dogs, the sensual yet uneasy relationships, and the bitter taste of revenge.
Â©2008 Deborah Noyes (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
For centuries, the werewolves of Toronto have managed to live in peace and tranquility, hidden quietly away on their London, Ontario farm. But now, someone has learned their secret - and is systematically massacring this ancient race. The only one they can turn to is Henry Fitzroy, Toronto-based vampire and writer of bodice rippers. Forced to hide from the light of day, Henry canât hunt the killer alone so he turns to Vicki Nelson for help. As they race against time to stop the murderer, they begin to fear that their combined talents may not be enough to prevent him from completing his deadly plan.
Â©1992 Tanya Huff (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Lydie McBride has always embraced life to the fullest. But when an unthinkable tragedy strikes her family, everything she believes in is shattered. Her architect husband, Michael, watches the passion disappear from Lydieâs eyes and from their marriage, and hopes that an assignment to Paris will help them reclaim a love that once seemed unassailable. But the City of Lights holds secrets and seductions for them both. As Michael pursues his design project at the Louvre - and falls into the orbit of a mysterious, alluring Frenchwoman - Lydie finds new inspiration for her work as a photo and art stylist and begins a friendship with two dramatically different women that will enable her to find a new life. Will there be a place for the man with whom she always wanted to share that life...if she can find him again?
Â©2012 Luanne Rice (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Rapidly rising romance star Julie Anne Long is making an indelible mark with her smart, sensual, richly emotional love stories, especially her unforgettable Pennyroyal Green novels. The sixth delectable Pennyroyal Green affair, Long's How the Marquess Was Won is a "keeper" - the story of a beautiful orphan from the streets of Regency London, now refined, who inadvertently bewitches the dashing nobleman whom England's scandal sheets have dubbed "Lord Ice." A multiple RITA Award, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, and Holt Medallion finalist, the incomparable Julie Anne Long is certain to win the hearts and eternal devotion of dedicated romance fans everywhere with How the Marquess Was Won. Contains mature themes.
Â©2012 Julie Anne Long (P)2020 Tantor
Stop the wedding! Dimitri Makarov's former secretary is getting married, but instead of congratulating the happy couple, the masterful oligarch plans to stop the wedding...for he's just discovered that the blushing bride is also mother to his secret son! Erin Turner thought her luck was changing until Dimitri dispatches her convenient groom with his signature ruthlessness. But in other ways, the high-flying businessman seems completely reformed from the disreputable bad boy she once knew. The chilling truth: Whether it's business, billions, or bedding women, Dimitri doesn't do anything by halves; he's not here to claim just his child but Erin as well!
Â©2015 Sharon Kendrick and Amanda Cinelli (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Award-winning author Caryl Phillips presents a biographical novel of the life of Jean Rhys, the author of Wide Sargasso Sea, which was written as a prequel to Jane Eyre. Caryl Phillips' A View of the Empire at Sunset is the sweeping story of the life of the woman who became known to the world as Jean Rhys. Born Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams in Dominica at the height of the British Empire, Rhys lived in the Caribbean for only 16 years before going to England. A View of the Empire at Sunset is a look into her tempestuous and unsatisfactory life in Edwardian England, 1920s Paris, and then again in London.Â Her dream had always been to one day return home to Dominica. In 1936 a 45-year-old Rhys was finally able to make the journey back to the Caribbean. Six weeks later she boarded a ship for England, filled with hostility for her home, never to return.Â Phillips' gripping new novel is equally a story about the beginning of the end of a system that had sustained Britain for two centuries but that wreaked havoc on the lives of all who lived in the shadow of the empire: both men and women, colonizer and colonized. A true literary feat, A View of the Empire at Sunset uncovers the mysteries of the past to illuminate the predicaments of the present, getting at the heart of alienation, exile, and family by offering a look into the life of one of the greatest storytellers of the 20th century and retelling a profound story that is singularly its own.
Â©2018 Caryl Phillips (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Infamous for satisfying his limitless wants and desires, Christopher is a free man again. And this time heâs on a mission to engage, deceive, and seduce the one woman as ruthless as he is when it comes to dangerous games of passion.â¦ Far from innocent in the ways of men, Maria is one step ahead of Christopherâs every move. It doesnât mean she isnât enjoying every delicious look, every unbridled kiss, every moment of abandon. Neither of them could have imagined the moment when they would meet their match - or that they would surrender to each other again and again.â¦
Â©2007 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
From a distance Felix Fitzwilliam, the son of an old English family, is a good husband and father. But, obsessed with order and routine, he's a prisoner to perfection. Disengaged from the emotional life of his North Carolina family, Felix has let his wife, Ella, deal with their special-needs son by herself. A talented jewelry designer turned full-time mother, Ella is the family rock...until her heart attack shatters their carefully structured existence. Now Harry, a gifted teen grappling with the chaos of Tourette's syndrome, confronts a world outside his parents' control, one that tests his desire for independence. As Harry searches for his future and Ella adapts to the limits of her failing health, Felix struggles with his past and present roles. To prevent the family from being ripped apart, they must each bend with the inevitability of change and reinforce the ties that bind.
Â©2015 Barbara Claypole White (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
On the first day, she met her match. Then she killed 16 men.Â Â Tossed into the gladiator arena, the delicate girl in the fancy pink dress should have been the first to die. Leyli had other plans. Surviving was at the top of her list. Revenge was a close second.Â Â Having grown up behind the sheltered walls of the Oberhame Palace, she knew what the crowd wanted. She'd just become a pawn in the games of men. But why was she still alive? They'd killed her brother, the heir to the throne. Had they gotten to her father? Was the king dead?Â Â In the cell beside her, the Lion of Lenlochlien was impressed. When he offered advice, she took it. When she kept coming back after each round, he dared to hope she'd survive. He had no idea he was about to become her best weapon.Â Leyli didn't just want to live through the games, she wanted to protect her father's throne, but to do that, she had to become someone else. The Lion had to make her a Wolf.Â Â Chained side by side, he'll show her how to be a killer. She'll give him a reason to keep fighting. Together, they'll learn it takes a friend to survive.
Â©2018 Auryn Hadley (P)2018 Tantor
Witches are real - and each of us may be one -in this all-new paranormal suspense novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Christopher Pike. Heading off for a weekend in Las Vegas with her friends, Jessie Ralle has only one worry: how to make it through the road trip in the same car as her ex, Jimmy Kelter. The guy she hasnât come close to getting over since he broke up with her five months ago. The guy whoâs finally ready to tell her why he did it, because now he wants her back. Only, sometimes knowing why doesnât actually make things better. Sometimes it leads to bigger, more terrifying questions. Jessie discovers that sheâs stumbled into a world where some people can do the impossible and others may not even be human. Are there really witches? Is she one of them? Armed with new abilities and shocked to discover an entire parallel world in which she and her loved ones co-exist, Jessieâs desperate to learn whom she can trust and whom she canât - before itâs too late.
Â©2012 Christopher Pike (P)2012 Simon and Schuster
Rowan Greenwood has everything she's supposed to want from life - a good family, a bright future, and a proposal from a handsome and wealthy magic hunter. She knows she should be content with what she has. If only she could banish the idea that there's more to life than marriage and children, or let go of the fascination with magic that she's been forced to suppress since childhood. When Rowan unknowingly saves the life of one of her people's most feared enemies, that simple act of compassion rips her from her sheltered life and throws her into a world of magic that's more beautiful, more seductive, and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. Rowan might get everything she ever dreamed of - that is, if the one thing she's always wanted doesn't kill her first.
Â©2014 Kate Sparkes (P)2014 Tantor
Christmas magic is in the air.... From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four best-selling authors whip up some unforgettable romance...with a little help from some enchanted shortbread. "Meet Me in Mayfair" by Tessa Dare Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball tonight, the horrid, heartless Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their beloved Mayfair home. But when her friend begs to switch dance cards, Louisa finds herself waltzing with the enemy: the horrid, heartless - and unexpectedly handsome - Thorndale himself. Now the duke's holding her future in his hands...and he's not letting go. "The Duke of Christmas Present" by Sarah MacLean Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd, has no time for holidays. Holidays are for whimsy and charm - the only two things his money cannot buy. Lady Jacqueline Mosby is full of both, even now, 12 years after she left to see the world. When Jacqueline returns for a single Christmas, Eben can't resist the woman he never stopped loving...or the future that had once been in reach. It will take a miracle to convince her to stay...but if ever there were a time for miracles, it's Christmas.... "Heiress Alone" by Sophie Jordan When Annis Bannister's family leaves her behind in the rush to escape an impending snowstorm, she finds herself stranded in the Highlands, left to fend off brigands terrorizing the countryside, robbing homes locked up for winter. Her only hope falls on her neighbor, a surly hermit duke who unravels her with a look, then a kiss...until she fears the danger to her heart outweighs the danger of brigands and snowstorms.Â "Christmas in Central Park" by Joanna Shupe Women all over America devour Mrs. Walker's weekly column for recipes and advice. No one knows Rose, the column's author, can't even boil water. When the paper's owner, Duke Havemeyer, insists she host a Christmas party, Rose must scramble to find a husband, an empty mansion, and a cook. But Duke is not a man easily fooled and she fears her perfect plan is failing - especially when Duke's attentions make her feel anything but professional. To save her career will she give up her chance at love?
Â©2018 Eve Ortega, Sarah Trabucchi, Sharie Kohler, and Joanna Rotondo (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Dear Listener, It is difficult for an author to choose a favorite from among her own books, especially when she has been lucky enough - as I have - to make a career out of doing what she loves. But some stories are memorable because they mark an important milestone in an authorâs life, and for me, perhaps none is more special than Island Flame - my very first book. I was thrilled when it was published, and now, more than thirty years later, I am just as excited to share it again with you. Island Flame is a classic tale of romance on the high seas, featuring two extraordinary characters: the headstrong Lady Catherine Aldley and the legendary pirate Jonathan Hale. I donât have to tell you that their tumultuous escapade sizzles with passion (lots of passion!), but what I hope you will take away most from Cathy and Jonathan is that dreams do come true - in love and in life. Mine did, and I hope yours will too. I look forward to sharing many more adventures together in the future. Enjoy! Karen Robards
Â©2012 Karen Robards (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Itâs a bite of heaven - or hell - in this Hemlock Falls mystery. Hemlock Falls is a pretty little town in upstate New York. Sarah âQuillâ Quilliam, with her talent for business, runs the Inn at Hemlock Falls, while her sister, Meg, keeps the guests happy with her culinary abilities. But when it comes to murder, the Quilliam sisters have to rely on other skills - spotting clues, solving crimes, and catching culprits. This year, March comes in like a lion, and itâs Meg and Quill who take the brunt of the bite. First, a notorious state supreme court justice has decided to sequester the jury of a high-profile case at their cozy inn. Then, a raucous group of protestors called Friends of the Dead takes over the town to picket the planned relocation of the Civil War cemetery. But havoc turns to horror when the leader of the Friends becomes one of the dead. Now the Quilliam sisters must quell fears and catch a killer before another local VIP is greeted with an untimely RIP. Claudia Bishop is the author of the popular Hemlock Falls mystery series. She also writes a fantasy series under the name Mary Stanton.
Â©2004 Mary Stanton (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
No one had ever looked at her and seen perfection - until now. Delicate, titian-haired Theresa Noble has met her fatherâs associates in the past, but the gorgeous, Italian-born Sandro De Lucci leaves her speechless. Eighteen months into their marriage, however, Sandro has turned to ice. Desperate to escape a relationship that has proven to be as stubbornly passionate as it is cold and hateful, Theresa summons up the courage to ask for a divorce. But before heâll grant her request, Sandro demands something from Theresa: a son. The stalemate sickens her. Never mind that Sandro has yet to introduce Theresa to the large family that means so much to him. Or that Theresa overhears her husband on the phone with a mystery woman. Most damning is that Theresa senses, in Sandroâs treatment of her, the behind-the-scenes machinations of Jackson Noble, her cruel father. From the depths of her anxiety, Theresa must seek an empowering truth about the husband who calls her, with such cold affection, his cara, his beloved.
Â©2012 Natasha Anders (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A haunting tale of passion set in Shropshire in the 1800s. Born at the time of Waterloo in the wild countryside of Shropshire, England, Prudence Sarn is a passionate girl, cursed with a harelip - her âprecious baneâ. She is cursed for it, too, by the superstitious people among whom she lives. Prue loves two things: the remote countryside of her birthplace and, hopelessly, Kester Woodseaves, the weaver. The tale of how Kester gradually discerns Prueâs true beauty is set against the tragic drama of Prueâs brother, Gideon, a man who is out of harmony with the natural world and whose recklessness may ensnare them all in tragedy. Winner of the 1926 Prix Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, which was similarly awarded to such books as Virginia Woolfâs To the Lighthouse, E. M. Forsterâs A Passage to India, and Stella Gibbonsâ Cold Comfort Farm, Precious Bane is a novel that haunts us with its beauty and its timeless truths about our deepest hopes.
Public Domain (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Generations of people - young and old, male and female - have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "womanâs work," including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girlâs book" her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.
Public Domain (P)2010 Tantor Media
More than one beautiful woman's hopes have been dashed on the rocky shoals of Jonathan Redmond's heart. With his riveting good looks and Redmond wealth and power, the world is his oyster - until an ultimatum from his father and a chilling gypsy prophecy send him hurtling headlong toward a fate he'll do anything to avoid: matrimony. Intoxicating, elusive Thomasina de Ballesteros has the bloods of London at her feet. But none of them knows the real Tommy - the one with a shocking pedigree, a few too many secrets, and a healthy scorn for rakes like Jonathan. She's everything Jonathan never wanted. But on one fateful midnight, he's drawn into Tommy's world of risk, danger...and a desire he'd never dreamed possible. And suddenly he's re-thinking everything...including the possibility that succumbing to prophecy might just mean surrendering to love. Contains mature themes.
Â©2013 Julie Anne Long (P)2020 Tantor
On Long Island, the playground of New York's wealthy and privileged, Charlie Fox is tasked with protecting the wayward daughter of rich businesswoman Caroline Willner. Charlie worries that Dina's thrill-seeking tendencies will put both of them in real danger. But just as her worst fears are realized, Charlie receives devastating personal news. The man who put her partner Sean Meyer in his coma is on the loose. She is faced with the choice between her loyalties to her client and avenging Sean, but the two goals are soon inextricably linked. The decisions Charlie makes now, and the path she chooses to follow, will have far-reaching consequences.
Â©2011 ZoÃ« Sharp (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Most girls would die for a life of privilege; some would even kill for it. Ariana Osgood ruled exclusive Easton Academy---until she was arrested for murdering Thomas Pearson. She's spent the past two years at the Brenda T. Trumbull Correctional Facility for Women plotting her escape and is determined to get a second chance at the glamorous life she left behind. And Ariana will do anything to get her way. From the author of the best-selling Private novels comes a new series about the dark world of wealth, secrets, and Privilege.
Â©2009 Kate Brian (P)2009 Tantor
A dark jewel of a novella, this definitive edition of Caitlin R. Kiernan's Black Helicopters is the expanded and completed version of the World Fantasy Award-nominated original. Just as the Signalman stood and faced the void in Agents of Dreamland, so it falls to Ptolema, a chess piece in her agency's world-spanning game, to unravel what has become tangled and unknowable. Something strange is happening on the shores of New England. Something stranger still is happening to the world itself, chaos unleashed, rational explanation slipped loose from the moorings of the known. Two rival agencies stare across the Void at one another. Two sisters, the deadly, sickened products of experiments going back decades, desperately evade their hunters. An invisible war rages at the fringes of our world, with unimaginable consequences and Lovecraftian horrors that ripple centuries into the future.
Â©2015 CaitlÃn R. Kiernan; expanded, revised edition copyright 2018 by CaitlÃn R. Kiernan (P)2020 Tantor
Returning us to the extraordinary territory of Jon McGregor's Man Booker Prize long-listed novel Reservoir 13, The Reservoir Tapes take us deep into the heart of an English village that is trying to come to terms with what has happened on its watch. A teenage girl has gone missing. The whole community has been called upon to join the search. And now an interviewer arrives, intent on capturing the community's unstable stories about life in the weeks and months before Becky Shaw vanished.Â Each villager has a memory to share or a secret to conceal, a connection to Becky that they are trying to make or break. A young wife pushes against the boundaries of her marriage, and another seeks a means of surviving within hers. A group of teenagers dare one another to jump into a flooded quarry, the one weak swimmer still awaiting his turn. A laborer lies trapped under rocks and dry limestone dust as his fellow workers attempt a risky rescue. And meanwhile a fractured portrait of Becky emerges at the edges of our vision - a girl swimming, climbing, and smearing dirt onto a scared boy's face, images to be cherished and challenged as the search for her goes on.
Â©2018 Jon McGregor (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
From the USA Today best-selling author of The Earl and My Lady, My Lord comes a delectably sexy tale of a lady torn between loyalty to her family and the man of every one of her forbidden dreams. A dark castle, a handsome lord, and a wicked ghost... When Bea Sinclaire's scapegrace brother begs her help to rescue a maiden from a haunted castle, she seizes the chance for adventure. If only Lord Peter "Tip" Cheriot didn't insist on coming along. How can she maintain a clear head in the face of danger when Tip is so utterly, deliciously distracting? Then an alluring ghost makes Bea a shocking offer, and he won't take no for an answer. What more could a lady desire? Tip Cheriot has loved Bea forever, and he's determined to have her - no matter how scandalous his past. But a cursed specter has claimed Bea as his bride, and Tip must save her from eternal darkness before All Hallows' Eve. In the race to capture the heart of one daring lady, it's every man - and ghost - for himself. Contains mature themes.
Â©2012 Katharine Brophy Dubois (P)2018 Tantor
In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train. Her distraught mother was left behind at the previous station in what seemed to be a coincidence. The train crew was alerted and kept a watchful eye on the sleeping child. But when the train pulled into Stockholm Central Station, the little girl had vanished. Inspector Alex Recht, assisted by the investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman, are assigned to what at first appears to be a classic custody fight. But when the child is found dead in the far north of Sweden with the word "unwanted" scribbled on her forehead, the case soon turns into the investigation team's worst nightmare - the pursuit of a brilliant and ruthless killer.
Â©2009 Kristina Ohlsson (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Two leading, best-selling experts on the Gnostic gospels weigh in on the meaning of the controversial, newly discovered Gospel of Judas. When the Gospel of Judas was published by the National Geographic Society in April 2006, it received extraordinary media attention and was immediately heralded as a major biblical discovery that rocked the world of scholars and laypeople alike. Elaine Pagels and Karen King are the first to reflect on this newfound text and its ramifications for the story of early Christianity. In Reading Judas, the two celebrated scholars illustrate how the newly discovered text provides a window into understanding how Jesus' followers understood his death, why Judas betrayed Jesus, and why God allowed it. Most contemporary readers will find passages in the ancient Gospel of Judas difficult to comprehend outside of its context in the ancient world. Reading Judas illuminates the intellectual assumptions behind Jesus' teaching to Judas and shows how conflict among the disciples was a tool frequently used by early Christian authors to explore matters of doubt and disagreement. Presented with the elegance, insight, and accessibility that has made Pagels and King the leading voices in this field, this is a book for academics and popular audiences alike.
Â©2007 Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.
Letters of a Nation is a unique and timeless collection of extraordinary letters spanning more than 350 years of American history, from the arrival of the Pilgrims to the present day. Many of the more than 200 letters are published here for the first time, and the correspondents are the celebrated and obscure, the powerful and powerless, including presidents, slaves, soldiers, prisoners, explorers, writers, revolutionaries, Native Americans, artists, religious and civil rights leaders, and people from all walks of life. From the serious (Harry Truman defending his use of the atomic bomb) to the surreal (Elvis Presley to Richard Nixon on fighting drugs in America), this collection of letters covers the full spectrum of human emotion, illuminates the American experience, and celebrates the simple yet lasting art of letter writing. The complete list of narrators includes Mirron Willis, Justine Eyre, Gabrielle De Cuir, Susan Hanfield, Stefan Rudnicki, Alex Hyde-White, Vikas Adam, Arthur Morey, John Rubinstein, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Paul Boehmer.
Â©1997 Kodansha America, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Lidie lives in Jales, Brazil, where she's free to ride, to be a wild girl, and to dream of going to live with her father and older brother, Rafael, in New York City. Finally Lidie is 12 - time to leave Brazil for New York. Meanwhile, a filly is born and begins her journey to a new home. As Lidie's story unfolds, so does the filly's. Lidie's father runs a stable at a famous race track, and Rafael is training to be a jockey. As much as they want to make Lidie feel welcome, they still think of her as the little girl they left behind. They don't even know what a strong rider she is, and that she's determined to befriend and ride the wild filly her father has just bought: Wild Girl.
Â©2009 Patricia Reilly Giff (P)2009 Listening Library
Ever since Lady Grace Walsingham discovered her uncle and sister are spies for the Crown, she has yearned for adventure. She's counting the days until she can leave barbaric Scotland behind, even if she must endure Highland captain Fagan Murray's company for weeks. Fagan has a simple mission: escort the haughty Lady Grace back to England. But nothing is ever easy. The sharp-tongued woman needles him at every turn. But when a menacing threat follows them on their journey, Fagan's grudging tolerance for Grace turns to respect...and into a perilous attraction that could seal their fate.
Â©2015 Victoria Roberts (P)2015 Tantor
A young woman is found carved up and buried in a forest glade in a Stockholm suburb. She is identified as Rebecca Trolle, a student who went missing two years earlier. While Fredrika Bergman and her team try to find out why Rebecca met such a violent demise, more bodies are found in the same area. Fredrika Bergman is inevitably drawn into the case, but it becomes much more complicated when her lover's name is mentioned in the investigation. The investigative unit are nearing a resolution, but the killer is still at large. One question remains: whose body will turn up next when the killer returns to the grave in the forest?
Â©2011 Kristina Ohlsson (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC
When Declan OâConnor, Earl of Donnelly, arrives at Hadley Green to meet with Lily Boudine, the new countess of Ashwood, he knows instantly that the lovely woman who welcomes him is not who she pretends to be. In an attempt to avoid an unwanted marriage, Keira Hannigan has assumed her cousinâs identity and is staying at the estate while Lily is abroad. When Declan threatens to expose her, Keira convinces him to guard her secret, then enlists him in her investigation of the missing jewels, for she now believes an innocent man was hanged. Unable to deny the beautiful, exasperating Keira - or their simmering passion - Declan reluctantly agrees. But neither is prepared for the dangerous stranger who threatens to reveal Keiraâs lies... and Declan knows he must protect Keira at all costs, for she is the woman who now owns his heart.
Â©2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2010 Julia London
Lovely Alice Lacey was a true incomparable, and her marriage to the Duke of Ferrant was the event of the season. Almost no one realized, however, that Alice was secretly in love with someone else - or that she had confided her feelings to a clever talking mynah bird who announces these intimacies at the moment of the couple's wedding. Now the gossip mongers are relentless. Alice's marriage started out, and has remained, cold and impersonal, and her new husband is already rumored to be taken with another woman. Before she even realizes what is happening, Alice finds herself in a world of opposites: The man she thought she loved is something other than he seems; and the man she married, something far more than she hoped. Her last hope and redemption has to be convincing the man she wedded that they are in love.
Â©1993 M. C. Beaton (P)2014 AudioGO
When a storm wreaks havoc on bookish Lena's well-ordered world, her laid-back new neighbor, Megan, offers her a room. The trouble is they've been clashing since the day they met. How can they now live under the same roof? Making it worse is the inexplicable pull between them that seems hard to resist. A quirky romance, laced with classic British humor, about the power of opposites attracting. Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 A. L. Brooks (P)2020 Tantor
Ariana Osgood has everything she's ever wanted: A place at elite Atherton-Pryce boarding school. Fabulous friends. A new crush. And most important, a new identity. Now that she's officially become Briana Leigh Covington, Ariana's troubled past is dead and buried. Or is it? When the one person who knows her secret arrives on campus, Ariana decides it's time to say good-bye to her ex-best friend---forever. From the author of the best-selling Private novels comes a series about the dark world of wealth, secrets, and privilege.
Â©2009 Kate Brian (P)2009 Tantor
Hosting the wedding rehearsal dinner of ex-senator Alphonse Santini, who seeks reelection and has transformed the quiet inn at Hemlock Falls into a political battleground, sisters Sarah and Meg become involved in a recipe for murder.
Â©1996 Mary Stanton (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
A beautiful American spy flees into the night. On her own, she must live by her wits to evade capture and make it to the safety of the Allied forces. Lily Saint James grew up traveling the European continent, learning languages as she went. In 1938, her mother's abrupt death brings her back home to Washington, DC, and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Lily comes to the attention of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Her knowledge of German, French, and Italian makes her the perfect OSS Agent, and her quick thinking places her as a nanny in the household of an important German Army Colonel, where she is able to gather intelligence for the Allies. After her marketplace contact goes missing, she makes a late-night trip to her secondary contact only to find him under interrogation by the SS. When he commits suicide, she flees into the frigid winter night carrying false identification papers that are now dangerous and a mini film cartridge with vital strategic information. In order to survive, Lily must make it out of Germany, into the hands of Allied-controlled France, through a path fraught with peril.
Â©2017 Ellen Butler (P)2018 Tantor
Fifteen years ago: A teenage girl is viciously assaulted as she picks flowers in a field one night in midsummer. The crime is never reported. Present day: A man with no identification on his person is killed in a hit-and-run. He is never reported missing. Across the city, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide. Fredrika Bergman is assigned to the case. What she and her colleagues discover is that a sinister evil, the roots of which date back decades, is the link behind these seemingly unrelated crimes. There's a reason why none of them were ever reported, and it has to do with a shocking and horrendous cover-up unlike anything Fredrika could have possibly imagined. Skillfully crafted and highly suspenseful, Silenced is a gripping thriller in which the consequences of past tragedies continue to haunt the present, reaching further and deeper than anyone ever expected.
Â©2010 Kristina Ohlsson. Translation copyright 2012, Sarah Death. (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The much- anticipated fifth installment in the inventive and original Pink Carnation series.
Â©2009 Lauren Willig (P)2009 Penguin Audiobooks
When P.I. Jade de Jong invites Superintendent David Patel on a scuba diving holiday in St. Lucia, she hopes the time away will rebuild their conflicted relationship. Jade's dreams are soon shattered when David calls off their affair, forcing her into the arms of environmentalist Craig Niewoudt. But the next morning, romantic issues are put aside when a scuba diving instructor, Amanda Bolton, is found brutally stabbed to death. Amanda is a most unlikely candidate for murder - a quiet and intelligent woman who until a few months ago pursued a high-powered career as an air traffic controller. She had few acquaintances and no lovers. The only loose end is a postcard in her room from Jo'burg-based Themba Msamaya, asking how she is doing "after 813 and The Fallen." Jade and David put their differences aside and start the deadly hunt.
Â©2012 Jassy Mackenzie (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd.
A seemingly simple bodyguard job plunges Jade de Jong into the world of strip joints, sex workers, and human trafficking. When wealthy Pamela Jordaan hires PI Jade de Jong as a bodyguard after her husband Terence disappears, Jade thinks keeping an eye on this anxious wife will be an easy way to earn some cash. But when a determined shooter nearly kills them both and Jade finds Terence horrifically tortured and barely alive, she realizes that she has been drawn into a wicked game. At the same time, her relationship with police superintendent David Patel is on the rocks, and things only get more complicated when his son is kidnapped and his wife is blackmailed. It soon becomes clear that the kidnapping and the attempted killings of Pamela and her husband are tied to a human trafficking ring that stretches from Johannesburg to London.
Â©2011 Jassy Mackenzie (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
I am a cyborg. Half human, half machine. My creator optimized me until I was exactly what he wanted. I have turned into an elite bounty hunter. My orders are simple. Anyone who endangers the certain survival of the human race is my prey. The word failure is not part of my vocabulary. Compassion is nothing more than a phrase. My mechanical heart does not recognize feelings.
Until an assignment leads me straight to Mara. My creator's beautiful daughter. To her, cyborgs are nothing more than henchmen who quietly take care of anything that humans shy away from. When my eyes catch hers, I feel an unexplainable connection. Mara awakens something in me that I can neither hunt, nor kill. "She" becomes my prey. The most impossible bounty hunt of my life.
Explicit Language Warning: you must be 18 years or older to purchase this program.
Â©2018 Jenny Foster (P)2018 Jenny Foster
Meg Quilliam would rather eat a rat than judge a deep-fat frying contest. But when celebrity chef Banion OâHaggerty offers to do it - for a pretty penny - and decides to stay at Quill and Megâs Inn, itâs the start of even more turmoil.Â Before the new franchise even opens, Mr. Holcomb has competition: Captain Cluck is setting up shop here, too. Then, a butcher knife is missing and so is Banion! Itâs anyoneâs guess who will ruffle this killerâs feathers next....
Â©2003 Claudia Bishop (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
In the sweltering heat of New Orleans, former Special Forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlie Fox faces her toughest challenge yet. Her lover, bodyguard Sean Meyer, has woken from a gunshot-induced coma with his memory in tatters. Working with Sean again was never going to be easy for Charlie, but a celebrity fundraising event in aid of still-ravaged areas of New Orleans should have been the ideal opportunity for them both to take things nice and slow. Until, that is, they find themselves thrust into the middle of a war zone. Somebody has a major score to settle, and Sean is part of the reason. Only trouble is, he doesn't remember why. One thing is for certain, though - Charlie is never going to die easy.
Â©2013 Zoe Sharp (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Avram Davidson was one of the great original American writers of this century. He was erudite, cranky, Jewish, wildly creative, and sold most of his wonderful stories to pulp magazines.Â Now, his estate and his friends have brought together a definitive collection of his finest work, each story introduced by an SF luminary: writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, William Gibson, Poul Anderson, Gene Wolfe, Guy Davenport, Peter S. Beagle, Gregory Benford, Thomas M. Disch, and dozens of others. This is a volume every lover of fantasy will need to own.
Â©1998 Grania Davis (P)2020 Skyboat Media, Inc.
Just when Sarah Quilliam (Quill) hopes a wealthy investor from Finland will allow her to buy back her beloved Inn at Hemlock Falls, things start to unravel. Her sister, Meg, the Innâs three-star chef, plans to marry and move to New York; Quillâs investor delays signing the check - and mysterious âaccidentsâ occur after a couple of Hollywood scriptwriters and their producer show up at the inn. Quill and Meg set out to uncover the truth - before the number of dead bodies can escalate further. Fast-paced, witty, with a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue. Josephineâs Baking Powder Carrot Cake recipe included.
Â©2000 Mary Stanton (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
An evil being has been sealed away for centuries in a sarcophagus never meant to be opened, waiting patiently for his chance to rise again. Now, brought to the Egyptology Department of Torontoâs Royal Ontario Museum, the seals and spells that imprisoned him chipped away from his discoverers, he has reached forth to claim the minds and souls of Torontoâs unsuspecting citizens. And only three people have any sense that something is wrongâ¦. For Henry Fitzroy, it begins with terrifying images of the sun, a marker of death for a vampire. Fearing for his sanity, he turns to his sometimes-lover, private investigator Vicki Taylor, for help. As the two struggle to cope with Henryâs obsession, Vickiâs closest friend and former partner, Mike Celluci, is following up on two mysterious deaths at the museum, certain that a force from beyond the grave is responsible for everything.
Â©1993 Tanya Huff (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Margaritas, mayhem, and murder. Too bad her only defense is a cocktail umbrella. After some of Karina Cardinal's recent adventures - her lover, Mike Finnegan, would call them scrapes, jams, or pickles - she's more than ready to blow this DC pop stand for a short girls' trip to Mexico. Until Jillian's roller skate wreck blows their plan out of the water. With Jilly injured and Mike working, her fellow lobbyist Rodrigo volunteers to share some sun, sand, and margaritas in Cancun. It's tough to relax, though, knowing what's in her suitcase. A package she promised to hand off to Mrs. Thundermuffin in Mexico. Mrs. T's evasive maneuvers around Karina's questions wave more red flags than a bullfighter, leaving Karina no choice but to take a peek. Okay, so it's not a kilo of something illegal. It's an Egyptian death mask that turns out to be a magnet for crooks, conmen, kidnappers, and outright killers. When the situation explodes into chaos, Karina and Rodrigo are lucky to have friends in the right place - at their backs. But they're in one hell of a jam. And they could be going home in something tackier than a souvenir t-shirt - more like a body bag.
Â©2020 Ellen Butler (P)2021 Tantor
The passionate, impulsive Briana Howard and the sly, snarky Jonas Whitmeyer make a perfect mess of a couple. Both are stubborn, smart, and sexy. They're also human clones with supernatural powers. Jonas had resigned himself to a solitary life on the remote island of Palmyra, home of Sandra Whitmeyer's clandestine clone-growing lab. With young clones now inexplicably dying, Jonas is torn between feeling responsible for cleaning up his mother's mistakes - alone - and his desire to be with Bree. A heated tussle on Palmyra leaves Jonas and Briana further apart than ever. Bree storms off to Portland, Oregon, but not before encountering clones of a loved one lost long ago. Jonas tracks down Briana in Portland, where they race to discover the truth about ties between the Howards and the Whitmeyers against a host of obstacles and enemies. Will Jonas and Bree find a way to be together amid an ever-shifting maze of deceit, misdirection, and danger unearthed by the darkest of family secrets?
Â©2016 Heather Sunseri (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
"These violent delights have violent endsAnd in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which as they kiss consume."âRomeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The most tragic love story in history.... Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love. From the Hardcover edition.
Â©2011 Stacey Jay (P)2011 Listening Library