Cover art for Shield-Maiden: Under the Howling Moon

Shield-Maiden: Under the Howling Moon

Summary

Chosen by Odin. Destined for Valhalla. In my dreams, Odin whispers to me. He tells me I'm destined to wield a legendary sword. He tells me my road will bring me to Valhalla. But when I wake, I'm only Hervor. Fatherless. Unloved. Unwanted. Jarl Bjartmar, my grandfather, calls me cursed. My mother, her memories stolen by the gods, has forgotten me. Everyone tells me I should have been left to the wolves, but no one will tell me why. None but Eydis, a thrall with völva magic, believes I'm meant for a greater destiny. Yet who can believe a devotee of Loki? When the king and his son arrive for the holy blót, the runes begin to fall in my favor. A way forward may lie in the handsome Viking set on winning my heart, but only if I unravel the mystery hanging over me first. Fans of Vikings, The Last Kingdom, and The Mists of Avalon will relish Shield-Maiden: Under the Howling Moon. This sweeping Viking Historical Fantasy retells the Norse Hervarar Saga, depicting the life of the shieldmaiden Hervor, the inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien's Éowyn.

©2020 Clockpunk Press (P)2020 Clockpunk Press

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Be a Recruiting Superstar

Be a Recruiting Superstar

1 rating

Summary

No matter how motivated and energetic you are - even if you're the greatest salesperson on the planet! - as a network marketer with limited time, there's only so much money you can make without great people to help you sell your products. Recruiting is the life force of any network marketing, multilevel marketing, or party plan business; it lifts the ceiling off your income, the key that will allow you to keep checks rolling in above and beyond what you can do yourself. If you're ready to achieve real financial independence and live a life most people only dream about, recruiting must become your number-one priority. Be a Recruiting Superstar takes the guesswork out of successful recruiting, letting you in on Mary Christensen's easy-to-master system for finding and training the right people to sell your product or services and teaching them to do the same. You'll learn how to increase your income exponentially by: Doing and saying the things that will turn prospects into partners Overcoming objections with confidence Attracting people who never considered network marketing Asking the kind of questions that will have your hottest prospects identifying themselves to you! Packed with powerful, can't-miss insider tips, this inspiring guide will give you the know-how and confidence to become the network marketing superstar earner you've always wanted to be!

©2008 Mary Christensen (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Letters to Alice

Letters to Alice

Summary

How to be a reader - how to be a writer. All you need to know.  Alice is an 18-year-old student and aspiring novelist with green spiky hair, a child of the modern age who recoils at the idea of reading Jane Austen. In a sequence of letters reminiscent of Jane Austen's to her own niece, 'aunt' Fay examines the rewards of such study. Not only is her correspondence a revealing tribute to a great writer - it is also an original and rewarding exploration of the craft of fiction itself. 

©2011 Fay Weldon (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Author: Fay Weldon
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Highland Raven

Highland Raven

3 ratings

Summary

Destined to become Queen of Scotland. Bound by blood to the Celtic gods. Scotland, 1026 - Gruoch, descendant of the line of MacAlpin, should have been born into a life of ease. But fate is fickle. Her father's untimely death, rumored to have been plotted by King Malcolm, leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line. Escaping to one of the last strongholds of the old Celtic gods, Gruoch becomes an adept in arcane craft. Her encounters with the otherworld, however, suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined. Haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she's never met, Gruoch soon feels her fate is not her own. She is duty-bound to wed a powerful lord, if not the Prince himself; however, she's not sure she can stop her heart when she meets Banquo, a gallant highlander and druid. Fans of Outlander and Mists of Avalon will relish this sweeping Scottish historical fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch, a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.

©2014 Clockpunk Press (P)2016 Clockpunk Press

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Be a Direct Selling Superstar

Be a Direct Selling Superstar

1 rating

Summary

Direct selling is booming. It's no surprise when you consider the benefits of launching a direct selling business: low startup costs, strong earning potential, and a flexible work schedule. Currently an estimated 15.6 million people are involved in direct selling in the US alone - and more than 100 million worldwide. Mary Christensen has empowered and equipped thousands of direct sellers to succeed. And in her newest book, Be a Direct Selling Superstar, she delivers an all-encompassing guide to building, leading, and managing a profitable direct sales organization. Listeners will learn how to: Set goals Eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors Market their products and business opportunity effectively Communicate persuasively Build a committed network of sellers Be an influential leader Create a clear roadmap for others to follow Inspire and lead a wide range of personalities Maintain work-life balance Manage their time and their money wisely For corporate refugees, ambitious entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, and anyone else looking for a new source of income - this inspiring master plan explains step by step how to achieve long-term success in direct selling.

©2013 Mary Christensen (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Golden Braids and Dragon Blades: Steampunk Rapunzel

Golden Braids and Dragon Blades: Steampunk Rapunzel

1 rating

Summary

Being the heir to Camelot is a tangled mess.  Rapunzel has spent her entire life living in Merlin's cave on the coast of Cornwall. Under the protection of her faerie guardian, Gothel, she's stayed safe. Safe and bored. Dreaming of a life that looks more like a Jane Austen novel, Rapunzel fears she'll never have the chance to explore Victorian England's modern delights. Or meet a man. Or be kissed. Or anything else remotely resembling normal.   When Red Cape Society Agent Ewan Goodwin's monster-stalking device leads him to Rapunzel - and her unusual pets - the pair's destinies entwine. Together, they must solve a mystery tied to the very roots of King Arthur's Britannia.   Golden Braids and Dragon Blades is a retelling of the classic Rapunzel fairy tale set in New York Times best-selling author Melanie Karsak's steampunk universe. Journey to gaslamp London during the 19th century to see how Melanie puts a steampunk spin on this reimagined fairytale.

©2018 Clockpunk Press (P)2019 Clockpunk Press

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Highland Blood

Highland Blood

2 ratings

Summary

Scotland, 1032. When a marriage contract calls Gruoch away from Ynes Verleath, she leaves with the hope she'll be reunited with Banquo. But fate has different plans. Lies, betrayal, and violence await her. Set on a collision course with destiny, Gruoch soon finds herself thrust into the arms of another man. Her dreams shattered and rattled by unexpected brutality, it becomes more than Gruoch can handle. The raven, however, is no stranger to carnage. Fierce power grows inside Gruoch, and more than anything, it craves bloody revenge. Fans of Outlander and The Mists of Avalon will relish this sweeping Scottish historical fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch, a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands. Continue the Celtic Blood Series with book two, Highland Blood.

©2016 Clockpunk Press (P)2016 Clockpunk Press

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Be a Network Marketing Superstar

Be a Network Marketing Superstar

1 rating

Summary

The number of people involved in multilevel/network marketing is staggering: 13.3 million people in the US and more than 54 million worldwide, with 175,000 new people in the US signing on each week and 475,000 per week worldwide. This author's last book, Make Your First Million in Network Marketing, gave readers an overview of what it takes to succeed in network marketing. (A lot of the books do that.) This new audiobook hand-holds listeners through a 26-step program that will help them become the top earners in the industry. Become a Network Marketing Superstar will take direct sellers and network (multilevel) marketers through the key steps to joining the highest earners in an industry that has spawned thousands of millionaires and millions of financially independent business owners.

©2007 Mary Christensen (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Highland Queen

Highland Queen

1 rating

Summary

The king is dead. Long live the queen. With Duncan defeated, Gruoch becomes Queen of Scotland. Now, she must rule at Macbeth's side, a difficult prospect as the new King of Scots grows increasingly unstable. To keep her son, her love, and her country safe, Gruoch must call upon the raven. Dive into the final installment of Gruoch's epic tale in Highland Queen, a Scottish historical fantasy, book four in The Celtic Blood Series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak.

©2018 Clockpunk Press (P)2019 Clockpunk Press

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Shield-Maiden: Under the Hunter's Moon

Shield-Maiden: Under the Hunter's Moon

Summary

When the gods play in mortals’ lives, the only certain outcome is uncertainty. Especially when that god is Loki. In the course of a night, I found out my entire life was a lie. Now, Yrsa, Eydis, and I will set off to recover Tyrfing. I must leave Dalr - and the dream I’d shared with Hofund - behind. Eydis is sure the gods have plans for me. I hope she’s right. For on the distant island of Bolmsö, the last of my father’s line is besieged by enemies, and only the blood of a berserker can make things right again. Continue the Road to Valhalla series with audiobook two, Shield-Maiden: Under the Hunter’s Moon. Fans of Vikings, The Last Kingdom, and The Mists of Avalon will relish this sweeping Viking historical fantasy as it retells the Norse Hervarar Saga, depicting the life of the shield-maiden Hervor, the inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien's Éowyn.

©2020 Clockpunk Press (P)2020 Clockpunk Press

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for A Royal Romance

A Royal Romance

6 ratings

Summary

Georgina, Princess of Wales, has always known her destiny, but she never expected duty to call so soon. When her father dies suddenly, she is called back from her Royal Navy post to assume the crown. While the people acclaim their new Queen, Great Britain's first openly gay monarch, all George feels is the isolation of her station. Beatrice Elliot's staunch anti-monarchist views have always been a point of gentle contention with her working class, royalty-loving parents. When Bea, director of a hospice charity, must spend six months working with Queen Georgina, her charity's new patron, sparks fly and passion blooms. But is love enough to bridge the gap between Bethnal Green and Buckingham Palace?

©2015 Jenny Frame (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Author: Jenny Frame
Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Highland Vengeance

Highland Vengeance

Summary

Scotland, 1032. Everything Gruoch loves has turned to ash.    With Gillacoemgain gone, Gruoch rides north with her newborn son and a broken heart. While she desperately clings to hope, Gruoch's new alliance with Macbeth proves more challenging than she ever anticipated. Only her unexpected reunion with an important person from her past offers solace. All may yet be well, but the raven's wary eyes cannot help but notice clouds gathering on the horizon.    Continue Gruoch's epic saga in Highland Vengeance, a Scottish Historical Fantasy, Book 3 in The Celtic Blood Series by New York Times best-selling author Melanie Karsak.

©2018 Clockpunk Press (P)2018 Clockpunk Press

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Shield-Maiden: Under the Thunder Moon

Shield-Maiden: Under the Thunder Moon

Summary

Under the thunder moon, the war-horn will sound, and Odin’s Valkyrie will rise.  Reunited with Hofund, and with Bolmsö safe from its enemies, Hervor takes her place as jarl. But the All-Father has bigger plans for his favorite shield-maiden. When Hervor learns that Jarl Bjartmar has vowed vengeance on Leif, she knows she must stand by her cousin. To free Dalr, they must enlist the help of old allies, former enemies, and a warrior-priest called the Reindeer King. Together, they will fight to free Dalr.  Continue the Road to Valhalla series with Shield-Maiden: Under the Thunder Moon. Fans of Vikings and The Last Kingdom will relish this Viking historical fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak. 

©2020 Clockpunk Press (P)2021 Clockpunk Press

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Darcy's Temptation

Darcy's Temptation

2 ratings

Summary

The day Fitzwilliam Darcy marries Elizabeth Bennet, he thinks his life is complete at last. Four months later, even greater joy appears on the horizon when Elizabeth finds out she is pregnant. But it is not long before outside forces intrude on their happiness. When the unthinkable happens, Elizabeth and Darcy must discover their love for each other all over again. Romantic and insightful, Darcy's Temptation captures the original style and sardonic wit of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice while weaving its beloved characters into an exciting new tale. In a story set against the backdrop of the British abolitionist movement, family difficulties and social affairs weigh heavily on the newlyweds, and a dramatic turn of events forces Elizabeth to try to recapture Darcy’s love before the manipulative Cecelia McFarland succeeds in luring him away.

©2009 Regina Jeffers (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Mistaking Her Character

Mistaking Her Character

3 ratings

Summary

Lady Catherine de Bourgh is prepared to be very generous when it comes to medical care for her sickly daughter, Anne - generous enough to lure noted physician Dr. Thomas Bennet to give up his London practice and move his family to Rosings Park. But his good income comes with a price: complete dependence on his demanding patroness’s every whim.  Now the Bennet family is trapped, reliant on Lady Catherine for their survival. Their patroness controls every aspect of the Bennet household, from the shelves in the closet to the selection of suitors for the five Bennet daughters. Now she has chosen a husband for headstrong Elizabeth Bennet - Mr. George Wickham.  But Lady Catherine’s nephew, Fitzwilliam Darcy, is not so sure about his aunt’s choice. He is fascinated by the compassionate Elizabeth who seems to effortlessly understand everyone around her, including him. Lady Catherine has other plans for Darcy, though, and she forbids Elizabeth to even speak to him.  As Anne’s health takes a turn for the worse, Darcy and Elizabeth are thrown together as Dr. Bennet struggles to save Anne’s life. Darcy can no longer deny the truth - he is in love with Elizabeth Bennet. But Lady Catherine will do anything to stop Darcy from marrying her - even if it means Elizabeth will lose everything she loves.

©2015 Maria Grace (P)2019 Maria Grace

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Author: Maria Grace
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Snowbound

Snowbound

2 ratings

Summary

"The policewoman got shot, and she's bleeding everywhere. Get someone here in one hour, or I'm going to put her out of her misery." An ultimatum that forever changes the lives of police officer Sam Lucas and Dr. Kate Myles. When heavy snowfall isolates the small English village of Birchenlow, a violent robbery shatters the community. Taken as a hostage and stranded with the increasingly desperate criminals, Sam is seriously injured during an ill-fated escape attempt. Already struggling to save the lives of the villagers caught up in the raid, Kate volunteers to walk straight into the lion's den. Cut off from help, with only each other to rely on, Sam and Kate must find a way to fight the odds and stay alive. The growing attraction between them gives them an even more desperate will to survive.

©2011 Cari Hunter (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Author: Cari Hunter
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
Cover art for Be a Party Plan Superstar

Be a Party Plan Superstar

2 ratings

Summary

The "party plan" model of direct selling - introducing products through home parties, social gatherings, and fund-raisers - has been the route to financial freedom for millions. This inspiring audiobook, written by an author who has achieved unprecedented success herself, shows other women how they can generate more bookings, more sales, and more business leads at their parties as well as build a team of independent party planners and drive up their own commissions. Exemplified by powerhouse brands like Tupperware, Pampered Chef, and Mary Kay, the party-planning method is an unparalleled opportunity for anyone to live the life they dream about and deserve. In Be a Party Plan Superstar, listeners will discover, step by step, how they can transition from selling to friends and family to building a profitable business, develop a who's who customer base, create an environment of fun, be an engaging host, and close sales effortlessly. This is the one audiobook that shows women how to become direct-selling superstars...simply by being the life of the party.

©2010 Mary Christensen (P)2015 Gildan Media

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for The Trouble to Check Her

The Trouble to Check Her

1 rating

Summary

Lydia's last chance. Will she improve when someone takes the trouble to check her? Running off with Mr. Wickham was a great joke - until everything turned arsey-varsey.   That spoilsport Mr. Darcy caught them and packed Lydia off to a hideous boarding school for girls who had lost their virtue. It would improve her character, he said.  Ridiculous, she said. Mrs. Drummond, the school’s headmistress, has shocking expectations for the girls. They must share rooms, do chores, attend lessons, and engage in charitable work, no matter how well born they might be. She even forces them to wear mobcaps! Refusal could lead to finding themselves at the receiving end of Mrs. Drummond's cane - if they were lucky. The unlucky ones could be dismissed and found a position...as a menial servant. Everything and everyone at the school is uniformly horrid. Lydia hates them all, except possibly the music master, Mr. Amberson, who seems to have the oddest ideas about her. He might just understand her better than she understands herself. Can she find a way to live up to his strange expectations, or will she spend the rest of her life as a scullery maid?

©2016 Maria Grace (P)2020 Maria Grace

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Author: Maria Grace
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Basics of Spellcraft

Basics of Spellcraft

Summary

Ancient curses. Blocked memories. And an academy for young witches that might just hold the answers. I should have known something was wrong when my weird aunt arrived in town just as I started getting killer headaches. But how was I supposed to know that it was a sign of repressed magic? Or that an ancient witch had escaped her tomb and sent demons after me? Demons who cursed my mother. I wanted to stay with her, even if she wouldn’t wake, but I was sent to Ember Academy for Young Witches, instead. Somewhere the demons hopefully can’t get me. I need to find a way to lift the curse, but there’s a block on both my magic and memories that everyone is refusing to lift. A block that might hold the answers as to why an ancient witch is after me in the first place. If I can figure her out. Maybe, I can figure out this curse. My teachers don’t want me digging into it, worried about the danger. But I don’t care. My mother was cursed because of me, and I’m not going to rest until she’s safe again. Basics of Spellcraft is the first book in the Ember Academy for Young Witches, a YA urban fantasy academy series. If you love kick-ass heroines, Sapphic slow-burn romances, and magical boarding schools, you’ll love this latest fast-paced series in L.C. Mawson’s Snowverse.

©2019 L.C. Mawson (P)2021 L.C. Mawson

Narrator: Lesley Parkin
Author: L.C. Mawson
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible