Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture - including why men propose marriage, the method behind our maddening notions of beauty, and the disquieting fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Brilliantly written, The Red Queen offers an extraordinary new way of interpreting the human condition and how it has evolved.
©1993 Matt Ridley (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education. Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau - "All good things are wild and free" - mother of five Ainsley Arment founded Wild + Free. This growing online community of mothers and families want their children to receive a quality education at home by challenging their intellectual abilities and nurturing their sense of curiosity, joy, and awe - the essence of a positive childhood. The homeschool approach of past generations is gone - including the stigma of socially awkward kids, conservative clothes, and a classroom setting replicated in the home. The Wild + Free movement is focused on a love of nature, reading great books, pursuing interests and hobbies, making the entire world a classroom, and prolonging the wonder of childhood, an appealing philosophy that is unpacked during this audiobook. The Call of the Wild and Free offers advice, information, and positive encouragement for parents considering homeschooling, those currently in the trenches looking for inspiration, as well as parents, educators, and caregivers who want supplementary resources to enhance their kids traditional educations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Ainsley Arment (P)2019 HarperAudio
From FSGO x Logic: anonymous interviews with tech workers at all levels, providing a bird's-eye view of the industry In Voices from the Valley, the celebrated writers and Logic cofounders Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff take an unprecedented dive into the tech industry, conducting unfiltered, in-depth, anonymous interviews with tech workers at all levels, including a data scientist, a start-up founder, a cook who serves their lunch, and a PR wizard. In the process, Weigel and Tarnoff open the conversation about the tech industry at large, a conversation that has previously been dominated by the voices of CEOs. Deeply illuminating, revealing, and at times lurid, Voices from the Valley is a vital and comprehensive view of an industry that governs our lives. FSG Originals × Logic dissects the way technology functions in everyday lives. The titans of Silicon Valley, for all their utopian imaginings, never really had our best interests at heart: recent threats to democracy, truth, privacy, and safety, as a result of tech's reckless pursuit of progress, have shown as much. We present an alternate story, one that delights in capturing technology in all its contradictions and innovation, across borders and socioeconomic divisions, from history through the future, beyond platitudes and PR hype, and past doom and gloom. Our collaboration features four brief but provocative forays into the tech industry's many worlds, and aspires to incite fresh conversations about technology focused on nuanced and accessible explorations of the emerging tools that reorganize and redefine life today.
©2020 Moira Weigel (P)2020 Random House Audio
Take the guesswork (and fear) out of fasting with real-life and expert advice. In recent years, intermittent fasting - restricting calorie intake for a set number of hours or days - has become an increasingly popular diet strategy. While some in the medical community initially dismissed the idea as a dangerous fad, recent research not only validates the safety of fasting for weight loss but also offers compelling evidence of wide-ranging health benefits, from reversal of diabetes and other metabolic disorders to enhanced cognitive function and increased longevity. But for many who are eager to try out fasting, the regimen can feel a bit intimidating. After all, abstaining from food doesn't sound like much fun. People rightly wonder: How often can I eat? Will I be able to focus at work? Will I have enough energy to exercise? And perhaps the most concerning question of all: Won't I be hungry all the time?! Enter Dr. Jason Fung - world-renowned fasting expert - his colleague, Megan Ramos, and Eve Mayer, who has experienced the life-changing benefits of fasting through Dr. Fung's program. Together, they've teamed up to write a one-of-a-kind guide that answers the most common questions people have about fasting - and offers a customizable program that provides real results. In Life in the Fasting Lane, Dr. Fung, Ramos, and Mayer take the listener by the hand and walk them through the basics of a fasting lifestyle - from the science behind fasting as a health and weight loss strategy to the real-life choices and dilemmas people commonly encounter. While Dr. Fung and Ramos explain the fundamentals of fasting and offer a customizable approach, Mayer shares her in-the-trenches perspective and hard-won knowledge as a success story who turned her life around with fasting. With chapters that address everything from meal planning to mental strategies; exercise to socializing, Life in the Fasting Lane is a unique and accessible guide to developing a sustainable and beneficial fasting routine that offers dramatic, lifelong results. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Jason Fung, Eve Mayer, and Megan Ramos (P)2020 HarperAudio
The anticipated conclusion to the Final Harris Brother duet. To dominate ones heart is to truly be free. After the harrowing attack against Gareth and Sloan, there are more than just physical wounds that must be healed. Recovering and moving on from their dark pasts is the only way they can truly find their bright futures. Who will surrender? And who will dominate?
©2018 Amy Daws (P)2018 Amy Daws
18 and Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas, to California and finally to Canada and who, at the age of eight, discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career Sebastian Bach has sold over 20 million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the hit singles "I Remember You", "Youth Gone Wild", and "18 & Life" and the albums Skid Row and Slave to the Grind, which became the first ever hard rock album to debut at number one on the Billboard Top 200 and landed him on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Bach then went on to become the first rock star to grace the Broadway stage, with starring roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also appeared for seven seasons on the hit television show Gilmore Girls. In his memoir Bach recounts lurid tales of excess and debauchery as he toured the world with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, Soundgarden, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, and Guns N' Roses. 18 and Life on Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age and of a band that broke up in its prime. It is the story of a man who achieved his wildest dreams, only to lose his family and then his home. It is a story of perseverance; of wine, women, and song; and of a man who has made his life on the road and always will. 18 and Life on Skid Row is not your ordinary rock memoir, because Sebastian Bach is not your ordinary rock star.
©2016 Sebastian Bach (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
A young mother in Mexico City, captive to a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a house she cannot abandon or fully occupy, writes a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. A young translator, adrift in Harlem, is desperate to translate and publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence haunts her in the city's subways. And Gilberto Owen, dying in Philadelphia in the 1950s, convinced he is slowly disappearing, recalls his heyday decades before; his friendships with Nella Larsen and Federico García Lorca; and the young woman in a red coat he saw in the windows of passing trains. As the voices of the narrators overlap and merge, they drift into one single stream, an elegiac evocation of love and loss. Valeria Luiselli's debut signals the arrival of a major international writer and an unexpected and necessary voice in contemporary fiction.
©2011 Valeria Luiselli (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the worlds largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by unveiling his candid correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 100 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator. Tysons 2017 best seller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Now, revealing Tysons most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tysons quest to understand our place in the cosmos. The full list of narrators includes Victor Bevine, Gabriel Vaughan, Lauren Fortgang, Neil Hellegers, Kevin Free, Vikas Adam, Nick Sullivan, Gabra Zackman, Allyson Johnson, Brandon Rubin, and Piper Goodeve.
©2019 Neil deGrasse Tyson (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
New York Times Best Seller Coming to Netflix! Highly recommended by: Entertainment Weekly People Magazine Marie Claire Huffington Post PopSugar Bustle Shereads Book Riot Hellogiggles Goodreads Worth Chatelaine Altogether unpredictable. (Karin Slaughter, New York Times best-selling author) Propulsive and addictive, and perfect for fans of You, The Other Mrs. is the twisty new psychological thriller from Mary Kubica, the New York Times best-selling author of The Good Girl. Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie. But its not just Morgans death that has Sadie on edge. And as the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what really happened that dark and deadly night. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light. Brilliant! (Liv Constantine, best-selling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish) Kubicas best book yet. (Sarah Pekkanen, number one New York Times best-selling coauthor of An Anonymous Girl) Don't miss Mary Kubica's upcoming novel, Local Woman Missing, a smart and chilling thriller! Look for these other pulse-pounding thrillers by New York Times best-selling author Mary Kubica: The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, Dont You Cry, Every Last Lie, When the Lights Go Out.
©2020 Mary Kubica (P)2020 HarperAudio
From the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Handmaid's Tale Soon to be a Netflix Original series, Alias Grace takes listeners into the life of one of the most notorious women of the 19th century. It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers. Cover photo by Sabrina Lantos, courtesy of Halfire Entertainment. The miniseries Alias Grace is a Halfire Entertainment Production made for CBC and Netflix.
©1996 O.W. Toad, Ltd. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes is a page-turning peek inside the glamour and brutality of life as a pop star. Sloan takes us on a wild ride through the world of music video shoots, expensive hotels, and arena tours - showing us the darkness that threatens just below the surface. (Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times best-selling author of Daisy Jones & The Six) I didn't know I was waiting for a smart, literary writer to craft a novel about the rise and fall of a teen star akin to Britney Spears until I discovered The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes. A witty, bright, hilarious - and at times devastating - read. I loved it." (Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times best-selling author of The Jetsetters) Cassidy Holmes isn't just a celebrity. She is Sassy Gloss, the fourth member of the hottest pop group America has ever seen. Hotter than Britney dancing with a snake, hotter than Christina getting dirrty, Gloss was the pop act that everyone idolized. Fans couldn't get enough of them, their music, and the drama that followed them like moths to a flame - until the groups sudden implosion in 2002. And at the center of it all was Sassy Cassy, the Texan with a signature smirk that had everyone falling for her. But now she's dead. Suicide. The world is reeling from this unexpected news, but no one is more shocked than the three remaining Glossies. Fifteen years ago, Rose, Merry, and Yumi had been the closest to Cassidy, and this loss is hitting them hard. Before the group split, they each had a special bond with Cassidy - truths they told, secrets they shared. But after years apart, each of them is wondering: what could they have done? Told in multiple perspectives - including Cassidy herself - and different timelines, this is a behind-the-scenes look into the rise and fall of a pop icon, and a penetrating examination of the dark side of celebrity and the industry that profits from it.
©2020 Elissa R. Sloan (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
For fans who appreciate emotionally wrenching reads such as those by Sarah Jio or Kristin Hannah. (Library Journal) Fans of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah now have a new go-to author. (Sally Hepworth, best-selling author of The Secrets of Midwives) From the best-selling author of The Things We Cannot Say comes a poignant post-WWII novel that explores the expectations society places on women set within an engrossing family mystery that may unravel everything once believed to be true. With her father recently moved to a care facility, Beth Walsh volunteers to clear out the family home and is surprised to discover the door to her childhood playroom padlocked. Shes even more shocked at whats behind it - a hoarders mess of her fathers paintings, mounds of discarded papers and miscellaneous junk in the otherwise fastidiously tidy house. As she picks through the clutter, she finds a loose journal entry in what appears to be her late mothers handwriting. Beth and her siblings grew up believing their mother died in a car accident when they were little more than toddlers, but this note suggests something much darker. Beth soon pieces together a disturbing portrait of a woman suffering from postpartum depression and a husband who bears little resemblance to the loving father Beth and her siblings know. With a newborn of her own and struggling with motherhood, Beth finds there may be more tying her and her mother together than she ever suspected. Don't miss Kelly Rimmer's upcoming and unforgettable novel, The Warsaw Orphan.
©2020 Kelly Rimmer (P)2020 Harlequin Audio
Verna Lind expects Christmas of 1952 to be the best holiday shes had since the war ended. But as shes leaving the bank, a frigid wind off Lake Erie catches her hard-earned Christmas club savings, whisking the bills into the busy streets of downtown Cleveland and devastating her plans. Strangers come to her aid, though no one anticipates the power of their chance encounter or the seeds of happiness Vernas lost money will sow. From Barbara Hinske, best-selling author of the Rosemont series, comes this heartwarming Christmas tale celebrating the generosity of the human spirit and the irresistible pull of love - an instant holiday classic for admirers of Its a Wonderful Life and The Gift of the Magi.
©2016 Barbara Hinske (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
"Nicole Jardim walks the talk, and I am confident that Fix Your Period will help ignite the hormone balance you are seeking and restore your vitality." (Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times best-selling author of The Hormone Cure) A life-changing, step-by-step natural protocol to ignite lasting hormone balance and improve everything from PMS, period pain, and heavy periods to irregular cycles and missing periods, from Nicole Jardim, certified womens health coach and co-host of the podcast The Period Party. For most women, getting their period sucks. Bloating. Cramps. Acne. Aches. Moodiness. Messiness. No wonder we call it "The Curse"! For many, it's not just an inconvenience - it's a colossal life disruption, forcing them to miss work, school, appointments, or dates. We've been encouraged to medicate away common period problems with birth control and ibuprofen and just survive the mood swings as best we can. But as Nicole Jardim explains, periods aren't a nuisance, they're information. When you learn to decode your period (or lack thereof), you'll be able to recognize the underlying hormone imbalances causing your period problems and know how to fix them naturally with Jardim's proven six-week protocol to resolve even the most challenging hormone imbalances and menstruation issues. Joining the ranks of books by Jolene Brighten, Sara Gottfried, and Aviva Romm, Nicole Jardim's Fix Your Period is essential for women plagued by PMS, irregular, painful, or heavy periods, PCOS, endometriosis, or fibroids - and for anyone who wants to take charge of her hormonal health - and regain control of her life - naturally. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Nicole Jardim (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A dark and daring debut novel exploring power, control and resilience against all odds, The Tribes tells the story of a cult member accused of a shocking crime and the lawyer who chooses to defend her. One quiet night in a rural Vermont town, a panicked woman calls 9-1-1 on a gas station payphone to report that a newborn baby has died. Local police respond to the call and charge Heather Garner, a college drop-out whos been a member of fringe religious community The Messiahs Tribes since the 1990s, with the murder of her infant son. Heathers future is left in the hands of a family who hasnt seen or heard from her in almost 20 years. Abby Harriss friends and colleagues are puzzled by her choice to take on a child homicide case, but Abby is convinced that theres more to Heathers story than meets the eye. Putting her own pregnancy at risk, Abbys investigations lead her to understand that The Messiahs Tribes may not be a peaceful, eccentric bunch of hippies, but a well-organized, exploitative criminal enterprise. Engrossing and suspenseful, the mystery of Heathers past is revealed piece by terrifying piece, until a jury must decide: Are Heather and her dead child just collateral damage, or is the dead-eyed woman a willing participant in the cults sinister agenda? Please note: This audio contains strong language, distressing situations, and descriptions of abuse and violence that some listeners may find upsetting. Discretion is advised.
©2020 Mari Howes (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
In Olio Live - a very special one-night performance recorded live at the Minetta Lane Theater in February, 2019 - poet Tyehimba Jess introduces listeners to his 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Olio. A stellar cast of actors, accompanied by pianist Jeremy Gill, performs a selection of poems from the collection, all of which reinterpret the lived experience of real historical figures. Youll meet William "Blind" Boone, who testifies to Scott Joplins greatness at a time when "Alexanders Ragtime Band" by Irving Berlin used uncredited sections of Joplins work; Sissieretta Jones, an operatic star who elevates what a "revue" show could be; and other African American musical stars of the early 20th century. Despite the Emancipation of African Americans and the rise of Tin Pan Alley, these gifted composers and musicians continued to experience appropriation of their work and, often, lack of remuneration. In this context, the word "olio" also means a hodgepodge, or a miscellaneous collection of literary or musical selections; taken as a whole, the triumphant performances of Olio Live ask listeners to consider the nature of identity, performance, and ever-present history. Tyehimba Jess and Yahdon Israel immortalize and embody a long tradition of African American "citizenship through musicianship" in this timeless live audio. Cover art photo by Rog and Bee Walker
©2016 For poems: Tyehimba Jess (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities - famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old - on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than 50 questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Sasha Grey, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations. Even our most basic clothing choices can give us confidence, show the connection between our appearance and our habits of mind, express our values and our politics, bond us with our friends, and function as armor or disguise. They are the tools we use to reinvent ourselves and to transform how others see us. Women in Clothes embraces the complexity of women's style decisions, revealing the sometimes funny, sometimes strange, always telling impulses that influence our daily ritual of getting dressed. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A 2021 Edgar Nominee for Best First Novel In this sophisticated, suspenseful debut reminiscent of Laura Lippman and Megan Miranda, two young women become unlikely friends during one fateful summer in Atlantic City as mysterious disappearances hit dangerously close to home. Summer has come to Atlantic City, but the boardwalk is empty of tourists, the casino lights have dimmed, and two Jane Does are laid out in the marshland behind the Sunset Motel, just west of town. Only one person even knows theyre there. Meanwhile, Clara, a young boardwalk psychic, struggles to attract clients for the tarot readings that pay her rent. When she begins to experience very real and disturbing visions, she suspects they could be related to the recent cases of women gone missing in town. When Clara meets Lily, an ex-Soho art gallery girl who is working at a desolate casino spa and reeling from a personal tragedy, she thinks Lily may be able to help her. But Lily has her own demons to face. If they can put the pieces together in time, they may save another lost girl - so long as their efforts dont attract perilous attention first. Can they break the ill-fated cycle, or will they join the other victims? A beautifully written, thoughtful page-turner (Chloe Benjamin, New York Times best-selling author of The Immortalists), Please See Us is an evocative and compelling psychological thriller that explores the intersection of womanhood, power, and violence.
©2020 Caitlin Mullen (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio
Diane Kruger narrates this gorgeous historical drama from number one New York Times best-selling author Gayle Forman. Its July 1946, and after a decade of Depression and war, life in America is returning to normal. But for Charlotte and Mary Oswald, one tumultuous summer will unearth all their secrets and upend their world, once again. Charlotte Oswalds life is dictated by rules. Where she can go. Whom she can speak to. How she can spend her long, dull summer days. Its a small, closeted existence, but necessary to protect Charlotte, who has suffered from debilitating fits since childhood. Her sole escape is in story: the elaborate tales she makes up, and the ones she listens to each day on her favorite radio serial, an addictive romantic drama called The End of My Heart. Mary Oswalds life is dictated by duty. As the head housekeeper for the wealthy Thwaites family, her European refinement is what makes her an indispensable employee and also what makes the lowly position chafe. This isnt the role Mary was raised for, but its the one she has chosen to keep her daughter safe. Over the course of the hot, sultry summer, Charlotte makes unexpected friends with two film-obsessed boys, and inspired by the movies of Alfred Hitchcock, the ongoing Nuremberg Nazi trials, and Charlottes own wild imagination, the three begin plotting their own screenplay. Meanwhile, Mary, left behind in the nearly empty Thwaites mansion, begins a steamy affair with the charming industrialist Prescott Thwaites, and as she reveals the hidden parts of herself, begins to fall in love. The last days of summer rapidly approaching, Charlottes freedom coming to an end, and the Thwaites family soon returning, mother and daughter hurtle toward a point of no return as the long-buried memories resurface, blurring the line between fantasy and reality, and threatening to expose the secret that could be the end of them all. Diane Krugers rich narration and a full-cast radio serial elevate this story from internationally best-selling novelist Gayle Forman into an immersive, unique, and unforgettable listening experience.
©2019 Gayle Forman (P)2020 Audible Originals
The only thing worse than hiding from werewolves is living among them. No wonder I kept some secrets, broke a few rules...and implicated my werewolf protector in the process. Oops. To make matters worse, the stealer of my dead mother's magic has set his sights on my sister a second time. As the child's powers fade, so does her vitality until death looms on the horizon. Can I learn to harness the power of the pack - and squash my individuality - before my sister's life is entirely sucked away from her? And, with my recent blunders causing upheaval in the werewolf world, will my former protector be willing to help us if I choose to ask? This second book in Aimee Easterling's "nailbiting" and "explosive" urban fantasy series follows Wolf's Bane.
©2018 Aimee Easterling (P)2019 Aimee Easterling
A collection of the years best mystery short fiction selected by New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author C. J. Box. C. J. Box , number one New York Times best-selling author of the hugely popular Joe Pickett series, selects the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year in this annual treat for crime-fiction fans (Library Journal).
©2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Torn between two men... When I woke up after the accident, I couldn't remember anything from the last year - including my relationship with Max Hallowell or anything about Nate Crane. Now my memories are returning, but instead of answering my questions, they're leaving me with more. The man who broke my heart and wants to be my future... Max is all I ever wanted, and now he wants to marry me. He'll do everything he can to fill my life with love, family, and security. I need those things now more than ever. But can I trust him? The man who stole my heart and wants to let me go... Nate never made me promises, and I never asked him to. I'd been on the rebound, looking for a distraction, and he made me feel beautiful and wanted when I needed to feel those things most. He says he has to let me go, but what if I can't let go of him? With every revelation and every passing day, I feel more like Alice down the rabbit hole. I'm falling. Who will catch me? Fall to You is the second book in the Here and Now series. It is not a stand-alone and is intended to be listened to following Lost in Me. Hanna's story concludes in book three, All for This.
©2014 Lexi Ryan (P)2014 Lexi Ryan
What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life? That's what they're telling me about the day of my accident - the day I put on Max's ring and chose him over Nate. I'm counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don't remember making. Max is amazing - sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I'm going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident. But what does my future hold if those answers aren't anything like I imagined?
©2014 Lexi Ryan (P)2014 Lexi Ryan
The only life 12-year-old Emily has ever known is the cold, unloved existence of being an orphan. But everything changes when the Thorntons, a young couple from London, adopt Emily, whisking her away to a new life at their grand estate. At first, life at Blackthorn Manor is wonderful. But as Emily explores the grounds and rooms, she stumbles upon a mysterious girl named Kat, who appears to be similar in age, and the two become fast friends. That's when things take a turn for the worse. Kat seems to know a curious amount about the estate, and strange things happen whenever she's around. In one case, Emily narrowly avoids getting toppled by a bookcase in the library; in another, the fire erupts in the fireplace, nearly burning Emily's hands. It's almost as if someone - or something - wants Emily dead. Emily must find out what happened to the Thorntons and, more important, how Kat is connected to these strange goings-on at Blackthorn Manor before it's too late!
©2020 Lindsey Duga (P)2021 Tantor
Seventeen-year-old Hannah wants to spend her senior year of high school going to football games and Mardi Gras parties. She wants to drive along the oak-lined streets of Louisiana's Garden District and lie on the hot sand of Florida's beaches. She wants to spend every night making memories with her tight-knit group of friends. The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a girl - especially when that girl is her best friend, Baker. Hannah knows she should like Wally, the kind, earnest boy who asks her to prom. She should cheer on her friend Clay when he asks Baker to be his girlfriend. She should follow the rules of her conservative community - the rules that have been ingrained in her since she was a child. But Hannah longs to be with Baker, who cooks macaroni and cheese with Hannah late at night, who believes in the magic of books as much as Hannah does, and who challenges Hannah to be the best version of herself. And Baker might want to be with Hannah, too - if both girls can embrace that world-shaking, wondrous possibility. Contains mature themes.
©2014 Kelly Quindlen (P)2017 Tantor
Meg has been best friends with Beatrix forever. Everyone at school wants to be like confident, decisive Beatrix, and Meg has always felt the same. But this year, Meg wants to take a science course instead of dance class. She'd rather do what makes her happy not what Beatrix wants. When a quirky girl named Hazel moves to town, Meg is partnered with her on a science project about bees. Meg learns a lot about being Queen Bee, in a hive and in middle school. As Beatrix is less than welcoming to Hazel, Meg feels her loyalty fraying. Choosing Hazel could mean ending her oldest friendship a choice more difficult than Meg ever expected. By turns heartbreaking and empowering, The Queen Bee and Me explores the challenging dynamics of middle-school friendship in a way listeners of any age will appreciate.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Alastair has found the perfect partner in husband Steven. Together they've built a successful life, had a beautiful child, and still behave like newlyweds long since the day he carried her over the threshold. But all of that changes in an instant thanks to a thoughtless deed that has lifelong repercussions. With secrets bubbling to the surface, the pair find their American dream life suddenly in jeopardy, and neither one of them are willing to let go at any cost.
©2018 Marin Montgomery. (P)2019 Tantor
The Miller family's move from Ohio to Montana was, for the most part, uneventful, except that Sadie Miller had to leave her beloved horse, the palomino named Paris. Still, she likes the Montana snows and her job at Aspen East Ranch, serving the ranch hands. Unexpectedly, Ezra appears, the man who seems to be perfect in every way and fully intends to marry Sadie. But does she love him back? And who is this fascinating Mark who helps to rescue a dying horse and shows up at the Amish hymn-sing though he is English? Why can't she get his dark eyes and tall stature out of her mind? Now Sadie's own close-knit family is falling apart. Mam claims her head is cluttered and unclear, and she no longer trusts herself to make a chocolate cake from scratch or to cut Reuben's hair in a straight line. The worst part is, Dat refuses to acknowledge Mam's struggles. Sadie finds some refuge in Nevaeh, a black and white paint. But when a dreadful accident involving wild horses occurs, Sadie must move forward into the unknown future. Will Dat let Mam seek professional help? Will Mam be willing to go? Will Mark be at the next hymn-sing? Is he Amish or English? Will he like her favorite pink dress? Will she see the wild horses again? Why do these phantomlike animals take her breath away every time they appear on the horizon?
©2011 Linda Byler (P)2015 Audible Inc.
From author Kelly Quindlen comes a poignant and deeply relatable story about friendship, self-acceptance, and what it means to be a real teenager. Late to the Party is an ode to late bloomers and wallflowers everywhere. Seventeen is nothing like Codi Teller imagined. Shes never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. Shes never even been kissed. And its not just because shes gay. Its because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world. So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, Codi is highly skeptical. Those parties arent for kids like them. Theyre for cool kids. Straight kids. But then, Codi stumbles upon one of those cool kids, Ricky, kissing another boy in the dark, and an unexpected friendship is formed. In return for never talking about that kiss, Ricky takes Codi under his wing and draws her into a wild summer filled with late nights, new experiences, and one really cute girl named Lydia. The only problem? Codi never tells Maritza or JaKory about any of it. A Macmillan Audio production from Roaring Brook Press
©2020 Kelly Quindlen (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
He's from 1892 England; she's in a small library in 2017. And that's just the start of their troubles. Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She'd come only to find a librarian for her Gram's library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she'd promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his. When the last page is read he's gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages.... Contains mature themes.
©2017 Christy Sloat (P)2018 Tantor
Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day - until a plane struck the World Trade Center. But right now, it is a few days earlier, and four kids in different parts of the country are going about their lives. Sergio, who lives in Brooklyn, is struggling to come to terms with the absentee father he hates and the grandmother he loves. Will's father is gone, too, killed in a car accident that has left the family reeling. Naheed has never before felt uncomfortable about being Muslim, but at her new school she's getting funny looks because of the head scarf she wears. Aimee is starting a new school in a new city and missing her mom, who has to fly to New York on business. These four don't know one another, but their lives are about to intersect in ways they never could have imagined. Award-winning author Nora Raleigh Baskin weaves together their stories into an unforgettable novel about that seemingly perfect September day - the day our world changed forever.
©2016 Nora Raleigh Baskin (P)2018 Tantor
Secrets are my specialty. I'm Mai Fairchild - fox shifter, sister's keeper, and bane of the local werewolf pack. In a world where different is dangerous, my sister and I must pretend to be human at all costs. Too bad I just lost the job that lets me live under the radar while putting food on my sister's plate. Enter an enticing werewolf who offers enough cash to upgrade our diets from ramen noodles to salami if I join him on a magical hunt. But can I afford to accept the opportunity when the risk of working closely with every fox shifter's sworn enemy is so great? This box set includes the full trilogy: Wolf's Bane, Shadow Wolf, and Fox Blood.
©2019 Aimee Easterling (P)2020 Aimee Easterling
From the author of the number-one best-selling romance Jake Undone comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal, and redemption...with a twist that will rip out your heart. Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I've spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever. First it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years I thought I'd never see her again. But now she's back - and living with him. I don't deserve her after everything I've put her through, but I can't live without her. This is my last chance because she's about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it in her eyes: She doesn't love him. She still loves me - which is why I have to stop her before it's too late.
©2014 Penelope Ward (P)2015 Audible Inc.
I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way. Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him. Colton didn't teach me how to live. He didn't heal the pain. He didn't make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go. Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle's older brother, Colton, for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle's death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt, and regret. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but he can't help himself. Trust doesn't come easily for either of them, and they both have demons. Together, they learn the purpose of pain and the meaning of healing, and the importance of forgiveness. Mature Content Warning: 17+ for language, and adult situations This audiobook contains an exclusive copy of Jasindas original song "Falling Into You."
©2013 Jasinda Wilder (P)2013 Jasinda Wilder
Fall in love with The Lawson Brothers, a sexy, new contemporary romance series from New York Times best-selling author Marquita Valentine. Love So Hot is book one of The Lawson Brothers. Bank teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine's annual firemen's auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion. Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen's Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman. Now, it's up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that the only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it's going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he's not letting her go.
©2015 Marquita Valentine (P)2015 Marquita Valentine
Could you survive a week in a haunted house? Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with seances, scam mediums and talk of ghostly presences. When Mara finally left her family's home, she vowed she would never allow superstition or false religion into her life again. Now she's ready to start over with her fiance, Neil, in a world based on rationality and facts. But her past isn't ready to let her go just yet. Mara and Neil purchase Blackwood House, a derelict property outside of town. They're warned about strange occurrences in the crumbling building. Doors open by themselves, voices whisper in the night, bloody handprints appear on the walls, and cold spots linger in the basement, where the house's original owner was murdered. But Blackwood was dirt-cheap and came with a large plot of overgrown land. Mara loves her new home, and disregards the warnings. Because ghosts aren't real... ...are they?
©2015 Darcy Coates (P)2016 Darcy Coates
A standalone, parallel novel to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best-selling Falling Into You. The Story You Thought You Knew... When Kyle Calloway died, he took a part of Nell with him. She wasn't the only one left to pick up the pieces, however; Kyle's death left a gaping hole in the hearts and lives of his parents and his older brother Colton, and ultimately broke the will of the girl he loved. The Story You Never Imagined... Becca de Rosa is Nell's best friend. When Kyle died, Nell was so devastated that no one could reach her, not even her best friend Becca. As she tries to help Nell through her grief, Becca's own life is thrust into turmoil, and everything she knows is changed. Jason Dorsey asked Nell out the week after her sixteenth birthday, but that date never happened. Instead, he ended up going out with Nell's best friend, Becca. He had no way of knowing, then, how that one date would send him on a life-long journey with Becca. He had no way of knowing the tragedies and triumphs he would experience, or that in Becca, he might find the love of a lifetime.
©2013 Jasinda Wilder (P)2013 Jasinda Wilder
There's horse trouble in Montana again in this second installment in Amish author Linda Byler's series Sadie's Montana. Someone is shooting horses, and Sadie is determined to find out who it is. That is until she begins to suspect that Mark, her boyfriend, may be involved. Will Sadie discover the truth? Will it be too hard to bear? There's horse trouble in Montana again. Only this time horses aren't being stolen, they're being shot. Snipers are driving a blue pickup and shooting selectively. No hardworking ranch horse or Amish horse and buggy is safe. Still Sadie rides, despite daily warnings from Dorothy down in the kitchen of Aspen East Ranch. But Sadie's getting used to ignoring Dorothy's advice. Sadie's heart is set on Mark even though Dorothy tells her to steer clear after he ditches her in the middle of their first date. Then Daniel appears - a visitor from Lancaster County. With cornflower-blue eyes and a strong, square jaw, he is everything Mark is not. He's funny, well mannered, and completely dedicated to his family. Mark, on the other hand, finds it hard to tell Sadie the secrets of his past. He tells her pieces of the shadowy story and then won't speak to her for weeks. Sadie's troubles continue at home when she discovers that her youngest sister, Anna, is struggling with bulimia. As Sadie's world spins out of control, her palomino, Paris, remains her sole confidant. But does Sadie put Paris in danger every time they go riding? Or, together, can they discover who these mysterious snipers are? Will Mark help her? Or is he one of the horse hunters? Why, Sadie wonders desperately, are there so many secrets? Will the truth surface, or is it too hard to bear?
©2015 Linda Byler (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
"Dark August is a tightly-paced cauldron of a thriller about small town corruption, murder, and mayhem, in the vein of Sharp Objects and All the Missing Girls. A macabre and confidently twisty debut." (Lisa Gabriele, internationally best-selling author of The Winters) An electrifying, pause-resisting debut about a young woman haunted by her tragic past, who returns to her hometown and discovers that there might be more to her police detective mothers death - and last case - than she ever could have imagined. Augusta (Gus) Monet is living an aimless existence with her grifter boyfriend when she learns that her great grandmother - her last living relative - has just died. Ditching her boyfriend, Gus returns to the home she left as a young girl. Her inheritance turns out to be a dilapidated house and an old dog named Levi. While combing through her great grandmothers possessions, Gus stumbles across an old trunk filled with long-lost childhood belongings. But thats not all the trunk contains. She also discovers cold case files that belonged to her mother, a disgraced police detective who died in a car accident when Gus was eight. Gus remembers her mother obsessing over these very same documents and photographs, especially a Polaroid of a young ballerina. When Gus spots a front-page news story about the unearthing of a body linked to one of the cold case files from her childhood trunk, she cant resist following her mothers clues. As she digs deeper, determined to finish her mothers investigation, her search leads her to a deserted ghost town, which was left abandoned when the residents fled after a horrific fire. As Gus obsession with the case grows, she inadvertently stirs up the evils of the past, putting her life in danger. But Gus is undeterred and is committed to uncovering long-buried secrets, including the secrets surrounding a missing geology student, the young ballerina in the Polaroid, a prominent familys devastating legacy, and a toxic blast that blew an entire town off the map. But is Gus ready to learn the truths that culminated on one terrible August night, more than a decade earlier, when lives were taken, and secrets were presumed buried forever...? Dark August introduces a bold new voice and will leave listeners guessing until the final startling conclusion.
©2020 Katie Tallo (P)2020 HarperAudio
One night of complete surrender is all it takes. Gareth Harris is Manchester United's reclusive star defender. He has control over all aspects of his life. But a lifetime of supporting his siblings and filling in for an emotionally absent father has taken its toll. Sloan Montgomery is a clothing stylist whose world was turned upside down when she found herself pregnant and moving to Manchester with a man who was never supposed to be her forever. Now recently divorced and struggling with shared custody of her daughter, control is a fleeting concept for this American living in England. Both Gareth and Sloan are in need of a release. A moment in time where they can forget about their pasts and family pressures...and just...surrender. No one could predict what happens when both of their defences are down. Surrender is part one of the Final Harris Brother Duet and concludes with Dominate. This duet is a great listen on its own, but to maximize enjoyment, check out the first three brothers books in Challenge, Endurance, and Keeper.
©2018 Amy Daws (P)2018 Amy Daws
Lost in Me is the first book in the Here and Now trilogy, a spin-off of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling New Hope series. It is not a stand-alone and is intended to be enjoyed with books two and three, Fall to You and All for This. The last thing I remember is having drinks at Brady's and trying to avoid eye-contact with my life-long crush - the gorgeous, unattainable Maximilian Hallowell. They tell me that was a year ago, but I have no memories of anything since then. What I do have is this ring on my finger that Max says he gave me, and this much-thinner body I've dreamed of most of my life. Aside from a case of retrograde amnesia, everything seems almost... perfect. But the deeper I immerse myself into this new world of mine - planning a wedding to a man I don't remember dating, attempting to run a business I don't remember starting - the clearer it becomes that nothing is as it seems. Do I have the life I've always wanted or is it a facade propped up by secrets I don't even know I have? I need answers before I marry Max, and the only person who seems to have them is the angry, tatted, sexy-as-sin rocker Nate Crane. And Nate wants me for himself. Lost in Me is not a standalone novel, as the story continues in Here and Now book two, Fall to You.
©2014 Lexi Ryan (P)2014 Lexi Ryan
Horses aren't cheap, and competing event horses is a tough way to make a living. Jules Thornton is settled at Briar Hill Farm with fellow trainer Pete Morrison, eyes focused on a successful future in eventing, but money is tight and opportunities are dwindling. When a potential sponsor offers Pete a stellar deal, Jules is ready for her big break - but it's not what she was hoping for. She'll have to make hard choices if she wants a future in eventing - and with Pete. There are fireworks on the horizon as Jules heads south to Florida's vacation-land to meet her new trainer, Grace Carter. The star of "Show Barn Blues" is back to put Jules through her paces and bring her attitude down a notch or two. Can Jules stick out a summer of dressage lessons and high-dollar clients?
©2016 Natalie Keller Reinert (P)2018 Tantor
A landmark collection of writings by street prostitutes, exotic dancers, nude models, escorts, porn stars, and massage parlor workers. Since publication in 1987, Sex Work has generated much discussion and has changed the language we use to talk about sex for money.
©1998 Frederique Delacoste and Pricilla Alexander (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
For three-day event rider Jules Thornton, courage means riding her horses forward through the most daunting cross-country courses in the sport. She's already proven she's willing to do whatever it takes to make her name as an eventer, even spending the summer in an intense dressage program. Now she's back in Ocala and ready to tackle the winter eventing with her usual bravado, but neither she nor her partner, Pete, is ready for the next struggle the eventing gods have cooked up. Their farm is locked in a legal battle, their income depends on galloping racehorses, and Amanda the Hunter Princess is way too friendly with Pete for Jules's tastes. This fall, Jules has to learn courage goes deeper than kicking on through sticky situations. Courage means hanging on for dear life and knowing when to let go.
©2017 Natalie Keller Reinert (P)2018 Tantor
All former Navy SEAL Mason Lawson craves is solitude. Unfortunately, his new neighbor won't allow him the peace he so desperately needs. Between the traffic and the music, Mason is constantly on edge - not exactly what the doctor ordered for someone recovering from a bullet to the leg. However, when he finally has enough and confronts his neighbor, nothing can prepare him for how hot he'd get for the teacher next door. Piano teacher Skylar Jernigan loves everything about the town of Jessamine - from the quaint Main Street shops to the people who own them. Unfortunately, once she's chewed up and spit out by her sexy neighbor, Skylar begins to question her decision to move to a new town. Until, that is, she learns he's suffering from a war wound and refuses to have anything to do with his family. Now, Skylar is determined to help Mason recover - mentally, physically and socially - until he turns the tables and sets out to seduce Skylar right out of her meddling ways. Only seduction turns into something more and soon, Mason can't stop looking for excuses to be with her. But when the Navy wants Mason to reenlist for a dangerous mission, will Skylar be too irresistible for him to leave?
©2015 Marquita Valentine (P)2015 Marquita Valentine
Billionaire Trent Sherbrooke works hard and plays harder. He's never once cared what the media or society says about him - until now. Intent on making his way into the United States Senate, Trent hires campaign advisor Marty Phillips, a ruthless force in politics who will stop at nothing to get his candidate elected. After a chance encounter throws local small business owner Addison Raimono in Trent's path, Marty believes he's found Trent's ticket into Washington. Ignoring his conscience that insists he leave Addison alone, Trent sets out to win her over. Soon what he assumed would be a relationship to salvage his reputation turns into so much more. But can a relationship that began as a lie ever survive?
©2014 Christina Tetreault (P)2015 Christina Tetreault
Charlie "the Devil" Singleton is the face of professional poker. Notorious for playing cards and women, he knows when to hold 'em, when to walk away, and when to run - and he's got skills at the poker table too. But Charlie's ready to change his ways, and the surprisingly sexy texts he's getting from Riley are making him want to bet everything... on her. Riley Carter is nothing like the hotel heiresses who make the news. A girl who's determined to run her father's hotel empire can't share many traits with women who fill the gossip rags. But when living in Vegas, a straight-laced life can be stifling - and "the Devil" has a way of tempting even the best-behaved girls. When Riley discovers the naughty messages on her new cell haven't been coming from "Mr. Right" but from Charlie, she falls into a hot affair with the last man she expected. But consorting with the notorious bad boy puts her hard-won reputation on the line, and Riley must decide if the poker player is more to her than a little Text Appeal.
©2012 Lexi Ryan (P)2015 Lexi Ryan
Jules Thornton didn't come to Ocala to make friends. She came to make a name for herself. Young, determined, and tough as nails, she's been swapping stable-work for saddle-time since she was a little kid - and it hasn't always been a fun ride. Forever the struggling rider in a sport for the wealthy, all Jules has on her side is talent and ambition. She's certain all she needs to succeed are good horses, but will the eventing world agree? On her own at last, Jules is positive she's poised to become eventing's newest star, but soon finds she's making more enemies than friends in the close-knit equestrian community. Little mistakes cost big - her students are losing faith in her; her owners are starting to pull their horses. And then there's the small matter of Peter Morrison, the handsome, on-the-rise event rider who keeps showing up when she least expects him. Jules is convinced that all she needs is good horses - not friends, not romance, not anyone's nose in her business. But it's just the beginning of the long, hot, Ocala summer, and as Jules tumbles through the highs and lows of a life with horses, she might find she'll need help after all to weather the coming storm.
©2014 Natalie Keller Reinert (P)2018 Tantor
She was raised as an American Princess. Following the betrayal of a former lover, Sara Sherbrooke swore off relationships, too afraid she would be used again. Instead she has devoted all her energy to succeeding in politics without relying on her family name. That is until one night in Hawaii with her brother's best friend Christopher Hall. He is a self-made billionaire. Technological genius and CEO of Hall Technology, Christopher Hall first met Sara Sherbrooke when he and Jake Sherbrooke were college roommates. While attending Jake's wedding in Hawaii, Christopher is reintroduced to Sara, a beauty who was once way out of his league. But now as the most eligible bachelor in Silicon Valley, the only thing stopping Christopher from pursuing Sara is the thought of betraying his best friend. As they work together to promote a new education initiative, neither can deny the attraction between them. But will their growing romance be worth all of the consequences?
©2013 Christina Tetreault (P)2014 Christina Tetreault
Romance, dating, sex and - Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, 25 American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love openly for the first time, showing just how varied the search for love can be - from singles' events and online dating, to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist. These stories are filled with passion and hope, loss and longing: A quintessential blonde California girl travels abroad to escape suffocating responsibilities at home, only to fall in love with a handsome Brazilian stranger she may never see again. An orthodox African-American woman must face her growing attraction to her female friend. A young girl defies her South Asian parents' cultural expectations with an interracial relationship. And a Southern woman agrees to consider an arranged marriage, with surprising results. These compelling stories of love and romance create an irresistible balance of heart-warming and tantalizing, always revealing and deeply relatable.
©2012 Ayesha Mattu, Nura Maznavi (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Tech City: Society is obsessed with relentless progress and the possibility of eternal life. A woman and a man meet in waiting room, anticipating a procedure that will incorporate the latest science and technology into their minds and bodies, heightening their awareness and increasing their productivity. Years pass, their relationship deepens and fades, and they grow increasingly uncertain where the AI stops and where they begin. A romantic drama exploring the potentiality of transhumanism, Life Ever After is a rich listening experience that is at once naturalistic and poetic. Playwright Carla Grauls was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, she received funding and creative support to develop Life Ever After. Special thanks: Meroe Candy, story researcher; Dr. Gill Haddow based in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh; Tom Douglas, Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Oxford.
©2019 Carla Grauls (P)2019 AO Media LLC
As the dark forces of the Undead sweep across what remains of the empire, Nazafareen must obey the summons of a demon queen to save Darius' father, Victor. Burdened with a power she doesn't understand and can barely control, Nazafareen embarks on a perilous journey through the shadowlands to the House-Behind-the-Veil. But what awaits her there is worse than she ever imagined.... A thousand leagues away, Tijah leads a group of children on a desperate mission to rescue the prisoners at Gorgon-e Gaz, the stronghold where the oldest daevas are kept. To get there they must cross the Great Salt Plain, a parched ruin occupied by the armies of the night. A chance encounter adds a ghost from the past to their number. But will they arrive in time to avert a massacre? And in the House-Behind-the-Veil, Balthazar and the Prophet Zarathustra discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. But is it enough to salvage the necromancer's bloodstained soul and thwart his mistress' plans? As a final showdown looms between Alexander the Great and Queen Neblis, the truth of the daevas' origins is revealed and three worlds collide in this thrilling conclusion to the Fourth Element series.
©2016 Kat Ross (P)2017 Tantor
Secrets are my specialty. Im Mai Fairchild - fox shifter, sisters keeper, and bane of the local werewolf pack. In a world where different is dangerous, my sister and I must pretend to be human at all costs. Too bad I just lost the job that lets me live under the radar while putting food on my sister's plate. Enter an enticing werewolf who offers enough cash to upgrade our diets from ramen noodles to salami if I join him on a magical hunt. But can I afford to accept the opportunity when the risk of working closely with every fox shifter's sworn enemy is so great? This first book in USA Today best-selling author Aimee Easterling's newest series dives into a world of magic, danger, and romance.
©2018 Aimee Easterling (P)2019 Aimee Easterling
An illuminating guide to a career as an architect written by art and design journalist Janelle Zara and based on the real-life experiences of two experts in the field - required listening for someone considering a path to this fascinating profession. Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best to find out what its really like, and what it really takes, to become an architect. Design critic Janelle Zara takes listeners to the front lines to offer a candid portrait of this challenging profession. What does it actually mean to be an architect today? What do they do? How do they do it? Zara shadows acclaimed architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of the prestigious Los Angeles-based firm Johnston Marklee. Learn from the founders as they near the unveiling of their major new building, the Menil Drawing Institute. Sit in on meetings as they compete for new projects, watch as they conceive, draft, render, plan, construct, and execute buildings. Architects must juggle hundreds of items to ensure their ideas come to life as planned. Zara shows that good architects must have vision as well as organizational acumen. An accessible and informed primer on a hot profession, Becoming an Architect is the most valuable informational interview youll have - required listening for anyone considering this challenging yet rewarding career.
©2019 Janelle Zara (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio
Desperate to save her siblings from poverty, a young woman discovers magic fueled by gold...and a love for the man who wields it. Abandoned by their father for the gold rush, Gentry and her siblings labor to survive alone in the inhospitable West. When bizarre natural disasters begin wreaking havoc on the land, Gentry discovers a world of magic. Desperate for help, she accepts aid from a mysterious stranger. Winn not only sees the magic, but controls its hunger by feeding it gold - the very thing Gentry's father left to acquire. But the earth's unrest only grows worse, and Gentry's fear leads her to a terrible choice: marry a wealthy man she does not love or trust in Winn's unpredictable power to save her family.
©2018 Charlie N. Holmberg (P)2018 Tantor
The Archive, an otherworldly library, contains the bodies of everyone who has ever died. But when the Archive is compromised from within, 16-year-old Mackenzie Bishop must use her skills as a Keeper to identify the traitor and prevent violent Histories from escaping into our world. The Archived is the first book in a dark, dazzlingly inventive YA fantasy series from the author of The Near Witch.
©2012 Victoria Schwab (P)2019 Tantor
A London Lovers Series Stand-Alone When Leslie Lincoln, a spunky, red-headed American, suffers an awkward moment with an arousingly-sexy British man - she thinks her life can't get any more pathetic. She's done with men. She doesn't need them. She especially doesn't need their muscular thighs. No siree, she's going to forget all about the brooding, complicated, and seductive Theo, who captivated her on the dance floor of a London nightclub. Keep telling yourself that, Lez
. Immersing herself into a new type of romantic cleanse, Leslie thinks she'll never lay eyes on Theo again. But somehow, he's managed to bulldoze his way back in - her cheetah-print onesie pajamas be damned. He wants more. She wants to run. But he can't seem to let her go. Both of them have a past - and neither want to share. How can love possibly survive in darkness?
©2015 Amy Daws (P)2016 Amy Daws
Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King's elite Water Dogs is that they bind wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister. Scarred by grief, she's willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he's possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other's emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close. As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius's past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery - and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake.
©2016 Kat Ross (P)2017 Tantor
A standalone, sequel novel to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling Falling Into You. My name is Colton Calloway. You've heard part of my story, but it turns out there's more. My little girl, Kylie, is all grown up. Seventeen, beautiful, and talented, just like her mother. And just like Nell, my daughter seems to have fallen for a bad boy, one with a lot of darkness and a lot of secrets. You thought you knew the whole story. You thought it was over. Happily ever after for everyone. You were wrong. My name is Oz Hyde, and youve never met me. Im part of the story, too, but Im an aside, a quick line or two youd all but forgotten about. Well guess what? Ive got my own story to tell. Buckle up, cause this is gonna be a hell of a bumpy ride.
©2014 Jasinda Wilder (P)2014 Jasinda Wilder
Performed by Nancy Pearl, Jeff Schwager and a multi-cast that includes book contributors Luis Alberto Urrea, Siri Hustvedt, Laurie Frankel, Vendela Vida, and Richard Ford. The Writers Library audiobook also features real conversations with Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, and Laila Lalami. With a foreword by Susan Orlean, 23 of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful collection from "American's Librarian" Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all. Before Jennifer Egan, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Jonathan Lethem became revered authors, they were readers. In this ebullient book, Americas favorite librarian Nancy Pearl and noted-playwright Jeff Schwager interview a diverse range of America's most notable and influential writers about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark. The Writers Library is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries, and bookstores of todays favorite authors - the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America's literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, The Writers Library is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word. The authors in The Writers Library are: Russell Banks, TC Boyle, Michael Chabon, Susan Choi, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, Laurie Frankel, Andrew Sean Greer, Jane Hirshfield, Siri Hustvedt, Charles Johnson, Laila Lalami, Jonathan Lethem, Donna Tartt, Madeline Miller, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Luis Alberto Urrea, Vendela Vida, Ayelet Waldman, Maaza Mengiste, and Amor Towles.
©2020 Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
On the eve of Evangeline's wedding, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor of Winter Island, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie's mostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. From there, in this mesmerizing, provocative debut, Evie remembers and reckons with her complicated upbringing in this lush, wild land off the coast of Southern California. Evie grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father, surviving on the money he made dealing the island's world-famous strain of marijuana, Winter Wonderland. Although he raised her with a deep respect for the elements, the sea, and the creatures living within it, he also left her to parent herself. With wit, love, and bracing ashes of anger, Creatures probes the complexities of love and abandonment, guilt and forgiveness, betrayal and grief - and the ways in which our ability to love can be threatened if we are not brave enough to conquer the past. Lyrical, darkly funny, and ultimately cathartic, Creatures exerts a pull as strong as the tides.
©2020 Crissy Van Meter (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Visionary. Alchemist. Savior. Saint. The Prophet Zarathustra has been called many things. Now he spends his time drawing pictures of weird-looking goats. That's what happens when you've been stuck in a prison cell for 200 years. But the man who might be mad, and is definitely supposed to be dead, has suddenly become very valuable again.... It's been only a few weeks since Nazafareen escaped the King's dungeons with her daeva, Darius. She hoped never to set foot in the empire again, but the search for the Prophet has led them to the ancient city of Karnopolis. They have to find him before Alexander of Macydon burns Persepolae, and Darius' mother with it. But they're not the only ones looking. The necromancer Balthazar has his own plans for the Prophet, and so does the sinister spymaster of the Numerators. As Nazafareen is drawn in to a dangerous game of cat and mouse, her newfound powers take a decidedly dark turn. Only the Prophet understands the secret of her gift, but the price of that knowledge may turn out to be more than Nazafareen is willing to pay.
©2016 Kat Ross (P)2017 Tantor
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy - not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe. Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She's sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she'll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels?
©2013 Victoria Schwab (P)2019 Tantor
On the colony planet of Terra Nova, Carrera has achieved his revenge, destroying those who had destroyed his life by killing his wife and children in a terrorist strike. And, with this help of his second wife, he has thwarted an attempted coup that would have restored the rule of the oligarchy and undone his hard-won victory. But his fight is not over yet.... The problem of the Tauran Union's control of the Transitway between Terra Nova and Earth remains, as does the problem of the nuclear-armed United Earth Peace Fleet, orbiting above the planet. The Taurans will not leave, and the Balboans - a proud people, with much recent success in war - will not tolerate that they should remain. And yet, with one hundred times the population and three or four hundred times the wealth, the Tauran Union outclasses little Balboa in almost every way, even without the support of Old Earth. Sadly, they have that support. Everything, everyone, will have to be used to finish the job of freeing the country and, if possible, the planet. The children must fight. The old must serve, too. And the women? This is their story, the story of Balboa's Tercio Amazona, the Amazon Regiment.
©2011 Tom Kratman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Life on San Juan Island isn't always as idyllic as it seems.... Jade Clifton is more than ready for a fresh start. Finally free of her emotionally abusive ex, she's sure everything is about to get better for her. Except...it doesn't. A series of personal attacks on her property has her on edge, and Jade knows that she'll need help figuring out who is targeting her and why. She just never expected a certain sweet, ridiculously handsome sheriff's deputy to come to her rescue.... Matthew Stevens takes his job very seriously. He lives to protect and serve. But keeping Jade safe is more than just a job - it's personal. After months in the friend zone, he's starting to think she's the one for him and that they could be happy together. Now all he'll have to do is keep her safe long enough to convince her of that.... Secrets, rivals, and lies stand in their way. Can Jade and Matthew overcome it all and finally find their way to happily-ever-after? Saltwater Secrets is book three in the Westcott Bay sweet and wholesome series. The series is best listened to in order. It features a shy heroine who is stronger than she realizes and a stern-but-sweet cop unraveling a small town mystery together. HEA guaranteed. Download your copy and start binging today!
©2020 Nadia Glasgow (P)2020 Nadia Glasgow
Jules is used to starting over. With her horses, her dreams, and Pete by her side, they're making a new go of eventing life in an unlikely setting. After years of riding for trainers and owners, their isolated little farm feels like a luxury to her. Unfortunately, not everyone in the business agrees that less is more. Jules has never thought of herself as lucky, but now she'll need all the luck - and hard work - in the world to hang on to the horses she loves. The fourth installment in the best-selling Eventing series continues the story of Jules and Pete, two equestrians trying to make their names in Florida's famous Three-Day Eventing community.
©2018 Natalie Keller Reinert (P)2018 Tantor
In a world nearly identical to ours, the North won the Civil War, Ben Affleck is the sexiest man alive, and Russia never sold Alaska to the US. Instead, Alaska is a rough, beautiful country ruled by a famously eccentric royal family, and urgently in need of a bride for the crown prince. But they have no idea what they're in for when they offer the job to a feisty commoner, a girl who's going to need... The Royal Treatment. The princess-to-be primer. Or, things I've learned really quick, as compiled by her future royal highness - yeah, whatever - Christina. That's me. 1. Telling jokes you picked up from the guys on the fishing boat doesn't go over really well at a fancy ball. 2. Must learn to curtsy, stifle burps, and tell the difference between a salad fork and a fruit knife. 3. Must not keep thinking about Prince David's amazing eyes, lips, hands, shoulders, uh...wait, can I start over? 4. Becoming a princess is a lot harder than it looks. 5. Falling in love is a whole lot easier... Contains mature themes.
©2004 MaryJanice Davidson (P)2020 Tantor
Professor X, the X-Men's founder and mentor, and Shi'ar Empress Lilandra have been forced to love each other from afar - he has to remain on Earth to lead the X-Men, and she must stay with the Shi'ar to run the empire. Now, Lilandra must turn to the X-Men for help against a threat to her domain - and possibly the Earth as well. Shi'ar scientists have learned of a creature that devours galaxies and is heading toward Shi'ar space. Beset by a panicking people and by several assassination attempts, Lilandra calls upon the X-Men for their assistance, for the galaxy-eater will target Earth next - but the price for stopping the galaxy-eater may be higher than the X-Men expect. They must use a device that increases their powers a thousandfold to drive the creature back, a process that could destroy them - or make them insane with power!
©2019 Diane Duane (P)2019 Marvel
A tough princess meets her match - a rugged bodyguard - in the third book of the royally entertaining series from the New York Times best-selling author. When it comes to the wild Kingdom of Alaska, in a reality where Russia never sold the territory to the United States, a Rodinov has always protected the Baranov royal family. And Jeffrey, born and raised to be the next in the long and illustrious line of protectors, is not about to let the tradition fail with him. But Princess Nicole isn't exactly the easiest charge: an expert at hunting who's sharp as nails, stubborn as a bull, and completely convinced she doesn't need anyone watching her back. Even worse, she's got the most kissable lips Jeffrey has ever seen. What Nicole really needs is a man with the perfect combination of brains and brawn to show her the royal ropes (and cuffs...and scarves...). Someone who can make her feel like a queen - in bed and out of it. And, after all, taking care of the royal family is exactly what Rodinovs are trained to do.... Contains mature themes.
©2007 MaryJanice Davidson (P)2020 Tantor
Darcy Kincaid might be a runaway bride, but she still believes in happily ever after, which is why she's devoted to helping couples orchestrate their perfect I do. Even though her fiancée turned out to be unfaithful and a big disappointment, Darcy walked away from her wedding fully committed - to her unborn daughter. Now, a single mom, it's up to Darcy to secure her daughter's future, which is why she's invested her life savings into renovating Belle Mont Manor, Portland's oldest, and nearly forgotten, wedding venue. So when a magazine offers her the cover for their June issue, in exchange for planning the wedding of a high-profile couple, Darcy thanks her lucky stars. Until the star's best man turns out to be her ex's brother. The last time Gage Easton saw Darcy, she was sneaking out the back door of her own wedding - destroying his brother's life. No way is he going to entrust the gorgeous jilter with his biggest client's special day, no matter how much in love with her he secretly was. Determined to take his client's wedding elsewhere, he confronts Darcy, only to meet a toddler with Darcy's blonde curls and the Easton blue eyes that has him renegotiating the wedding for a chance to know his niece. But when a fun day in the park leads to warm family dinners, Gage finds himself stuck between his loyalty to his brother - and the two women who have stolen his heart.
©2016 The Adair Group (P)2016 The Adair Group
A killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. But in this genre-bending YA thriller, she must first manage to avoid becoming a target herself. For Adele, the dead aren't really dead. She can see them and even talk to them. But she's spent years denying her gift. When she encounters her ex-best friend Tori in a shallow grave in the woods and realizes that Tori is actually dead - that gift turns into a curse. Without an alibi, Adele becomes the prime suspect in Tori's murder. She must work with Tori's ghost to find the real killer. But what if the killer finds Adele first? In The Lonely Dead, master mystery-writer April Henry adds a chilling paranormal twist to this incredibly suspenseful young adult novel.
©2019 April Henry (P)2019 Tantor
The storm of the century is about to hit Little Bridge Island, Florida - and its sending waves crashing through Sabrina Bree Beckhams love life.... When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island - as well as its connection to the mainland - 25-year-old Bree Beckham isnt worried...at first. Shes already escaped one storm - her emotionally abusive ex - so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece of cake. But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realizes how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets. Now its up to her to save as many of Little Bridges cats and dogs as she can...but to do so, shes going to need help - help she has no choice but to accept from her bosss sexy nephew, Drew Hartwell, the Mermaid Cafés most notorious heartbreaker. But when Bree starts falling for Drew, just as Little Bridges power is restored and her penitent ex shows up, she has to ask herself if her island fling was only a result of the stormy weather, or if it could last during clear skies, too.
©2019 Meg Cabot (P)2019 HarperAudio
A fox in wolf's clothing. He said, "Come on. Move in with the pack. It'll all be perfect." I said, "No. They're still healing. I'm a fox shifter, the reason they fell apart in the first place. I won't mess this up for you." Yeah, so...I moved in anyway. And, sure enough, clan bonds started breaking, fights erupted, Gunner's entire role as pack leader was cast into doubt. Now, I'm struggling to posture like a wolf while protecting the stray kitsune who showed up on our doorstep. Gunner's stuck choosing between our relationship and his role as pack leader. And I've only got one thing left to say about the matter: "I told you so." This final installment in the Moon Marked trilogy follows Wolf's Bane and Shadow Wolf.
©2018 Aimee Easterling (P)2020 Aimee Easterling
Savannah Preston has a rare and precious gift: the ability to time travel through books. She and others who share this unique ability are faced with the insurmountable task of preserving history. They are known collectively as "The Librarians". While researching infamous Scottish outlaw Sir Malcolm Wash during the raging conflicts of the 14th century, Savannah loses the only thing that tethers her to her own time. She must rely on her knowledge of both the present and the past to survive long enough to find a way home. Along the way, she enlists the help of a misfit named Eoin. With his guidance, she might just get home. It's a risky and dangerous adventure, but then, so is Eoin.... Contains mature themes.
©2018 Christy Sloat (P)2018 Tantor
Single mom, Bailey Yates, has had enough of bad boys to last her the next 18 years. She's always been a sucker for them, and Jessamine's ultimate bad boy, Lucas Lawson, is no exception for her. So, when he returns to town, naturally she's drawn to him. And naturally, she must avoid him at all costs - no matter how attracted she is to him. She'll give him a job, and keep her distance...until Lucas saves her son from a hit and run. Finally, Lucas Lawson is a free man. After serving five years in prison for embezzlement, he's come home to Jessamine to right the wrongs he committed against his friends and family. But, it won't be easy. For starters, the brother he's looked up to his entire life wants nothing to do with him, and no one in town trusts Lucas enough to give him a chance to make amends. Until, Bailey Yates gives him a job at her family's diner. Bailey gives Lucas a hope for the future he hasn't allowed himself to feel in years while Lucas melts Bailey's heart every time he spends time with her son. Could he be the one to put her life back together? But when Lucas is accused of stealing from a local charity, Bailey must decide to support him or realize that some men are too good to be true.
©2015 Marquita Valentine (P)2015 Marquita Valentine
From New York Times best-selling author Alessandra Torre.... This is not a story of servitude. This is a story of strength. I was happy in my small town. In my life as a single, 32-year-old woman. I had a good job, wonderful friends, my independence. I also hadn't gotten laid in three years. Hadn't been on a date in two. Had stopped counting calories and wearing makeup...a while ago. Then Brett Jacobs waltzed in. Caressed my thigh, dug rough fingers into my hair, lowered his soft mouth to my skin, took sexual control of my mind, and stirred it all around with what he packed in his pants. He flipped my quiet life upside down and crawled into a place in my heart I thought was dead. The issue is his secret. The issue is her. The issue is that I don't even know she exists, and he thinks she's dead. The issue is that shit is about to hit the fan, and I can't hold on to him tight enough. Note to readers: This standalone book contains themes which could be considered dark.
©2015 Alessandra Torre (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
From the author of The Widows War and Bound comes a compelling new novel about a young womans struggle to decide where her loyalties lie - with family or with forbidden love; with royalist tradition or upstart independence - on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Its 1769. The Winslow and Clarke families have been feuding over mill stream rights for generations, but Jane Clarke has managed to stay comfortably aloof, neither doubting her fathers claims nor getting overly involved. But when someone hacks the ears off Mr. Winslows horse, everyone in town believes that Mr. Clarke is the culprit, and Janes worldview and trust in her father are turned upside down. So when Phineas Pain asks for her hand in marriage after securing her fathers blessing, Jane says no and is sent to Boston as punishment to care for her spinster aunt. But when Jane arrives in Boston, the only thing she can think about is the conflict in her life - father vs. daughter, loyalist vs. rebel, Winslow vs. Clarke - that is now complicated further by her seemingly unbalanced aunt, the kind British soldiers and the local townspeople who taunt them, and her beloved brother who is fervently channeling his own frustrations into rebel activity. As political tensions mount, Jane finds herself deeply embroiled in the impending war and as a witness to the Boston Massacre, and she comes to question the seeming truth.
©2010 Sally Cabot Gunning (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Stopping a tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn't like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn's unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn't care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her 11th birthday, she's known that a relationship with him isn't without its risks, but as anyone who's met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you'll wish he'd never leave. Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance tells the story of Weylyn Grey's life from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird. Although he doesn't stay in any of their lives for long, he leaves each of them with a story to tell. Stories about a boy who lives with wolves, great storms that evaporate into thin air, fireflies that make phosphorescent honey, and a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.
©2017 Ruth Emmie Lang (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Sadie may be married now, but she's as spirited as ever, and her life is no less tame. In fact, soon after she and Mark are settled into the farmhouse Mark is renovating, she's visited by three FBI agents who question her about the two children who mysteriously appeared one day at the ranch. Before the agents leave, they warn Sadie that her beloved horse, Paris, is highly valuable, and that she and Mark may be in grave danger because of Paris. This news, on top of Mark's unexpected black moods, leaves Sadie sometimes wishing she could go home, "lay her head on Mam's shoulder, and ask why she hadn't warned her". But when Sadie is kidnapped at gunpoint by two men in ski masks, her stubborn strength is tested beyond her imagining. Mark disappears emotionally without warning. Now Sadie has disappeared, leaving Mark and her family wracked with worry. And Anna, Sadie's youngest sister, desperate for Neil Hershberger's attention, refuses to eat, plagued by an eating disorder as she fades away. And yet Mark's younger brother, Timothy, appears, bringing unexpected life and hope to the family. Mercifully, healing and courage reappear in unexpected times and places in this concluding volume of the Sadie's Montana series.
©2012 Linda Byler (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Lieutenant Alex Cruz eats, sleeps and breathes law enforcement. He's tough and brusque, and cops and criminals alike tremble before him. And that's the way he likes it. Until he meets Caitlin Summers - and decides he wants her trembling beneath him. The beautiful scholar is doing dissertation research in his cop shop, and seriously messing with his head. His self-imposed sexual abstinence comes to a screeching halt in Caitlin's ratty hotel room and dies a permanent death in his bed
and his kitchen
and his living room. Caitlin is also intelligent and funny, kind and generous, her smile a burst of warmth in his cold, austere life. And that scares the crap out of him. With his head and heart fighting a battle of wills, Alex can barely concentrate on work. And that's too bad - because his dangerous job and his newfound love are about to clash in the worst way possible.
©2009 Lisa Marie Rice (P)2013 Audible Inc.
Alaska is a rough, beautiful country ruled by a famously eccentric royal family, including oldest daughter, Princess Alexandria, whose acid wit and bad case of insomnia have turned her into a tabloid darling, a palace problem, and overall... Marine biologist Dr. Shel ("Never Sheldon") Rivers has a problem. Some princess expects him to wait on her, hand and dimpled foot. His boss is taken with the royal redhead, and nobody realizes that he just wants to be left alone in his lab. Now here's Miss Royalpants, insisting that he escort her around the marine institute, explain what he's doing, kiss her until her toes curl...no, wait, that was his idea. She's not even apologetic about being born into a royal family! Says it's his problem to overcome, not hers. Which leaves him with one option: to kiss her again. And again. So she's nothing like he expected. In fact, Dr. Rivers can see that this fantastic, exasperating woman has problems no princess should ever have to deal with. And he has an idea to help her get some much-needed sleep. Of course, it involves getting very, very tired beforehand, but if she's up to it, then so is he... Contains mature themes.
©2005 MaryJanice Davidson (P)2020 Tantor
My name is Benjamin Dorsey. You know my mom and dad's story. You know Kylie's parents' story. You even know Kylie's story. You don't know mine yet. You don't know what a broken heart is until you've loved someone your whole life only to have her slip through your fingers because you waited too long. That's heartbreak. That's regret. And how do you live with that? How do you go through the motions when she's there as a reminder of what you lost, of what you could have had but were too damn chicken to go after? I couldn't. So I left. That's right, I ran away. I found myself across the continent, playing minor league football. I mean, at least I still had football, right? Nope. That got taken away from me too. A career-ending injury left me down and out, scraping the bottom of the barrel, hating myself, and hating life. And then I met Cheyenne Leveaux, my physical therapist, who became my one and only friend, the one bright light in the darkness of my messed up life. But of course nothing is ever simple or easy. Tragedy struck, and the rug was swept out from under me yet again. This time the guilt, the doubt, the secrets, and the old heartbreak may threaten my one chance at true happiness, my one shot at my own happily ever after. Listening order: Falling into You, Falling into Us, Falling Under, Falling Away
©2015 Jasinda Wilder (P)2015 Jasinda Wilder
Despite a wonderful family, a career she loves, and great friends, a void has existed in Lauren McDonald's life ever since her best friend, Callie, married billionaire Dylan Talbot. Although they have remained close, Lauren and Callie now lead very different lives. When Lauren meets wealthy CEO Kevin Walsh, she believes he could be the man to make her life whole again. That is until the night Nathaniel Callahan, her high school sweetheart and the one man she has always loved, shows up. Fifteen years ago Nate ended things with Lauren before heading off to the Naval Academy and his life with the Marines, but he never stopped loving her. Now he's home to correct the mistake he made all those years ago. Who will win her heart: the man who can promise her the world or the man who has the power to crush her heart again?
©2013 Christina Tetreault (P)2014 Christina Tetreault
Can a guilty conscience keep wounds from healing? Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughters perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides its time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered. The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens. At what point do secrets become lies?
©2013 E.K. Blair (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Sometimes it takes someone else to show us what we are truly capable of becoming. Suffering from years of violent abuse, Ryan Campbell has learned how to keep people from getting too close. But when you shut yourself off, people get hurt along the way. Never caring much about others, Ryan creates a world in which he doesn't have to feel. When Ryan meets Candace Parker, all of his walls slowly begin to crumble. Not sure of the truth of who she is, he feels his mind is playing tricks on him. Unable to force out the thoughts that consume him, Ryan is haunted by visions that torment him every time he looks at her. He finds himself swallowed by guilt and blame, but he's unwilling to turn his back on the one person that could possibly save him. You've heard Candace's story in Fading, now hear Ryan's.
©2013 E.K. Blair (P)2014 Audible Inc.
New York Times best-selling author Meg Cabot returns with a charming romance between a children's librarian and the town sheriff in the second book in the Little Bridge Island series. Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the smallest, most beautiful islands in the Florida Keys, home to sandy white beaches, salt-rimmed margaritas, and stunning sunsets - a place where nothing goes under the radar and love has a way of sneaking up when least expected.... A broken engagement only gave Molly Montgomery additional incentive to follow her dream job from the Colorado Rockies to the Florida Keys. Now, as Little Bridge Island Public Librarys head of childrens services, Molly hopes the messiest thing in her life will be her sticky-note covered desk. But fate - in the form of a newborn left in the restroom - has other ideas. So does the sheriff who comes to investigate the abandonment. When John Hartwell folds all six-feet-three of himself into a tiny chair and insists that whoever left the baby is a criminal, Molly begs to differ and asks what hes doing about the Islands real crime wave (if thefts of items from homes that have been left unlocked could be called that). Not the best of starts, but the mans arrogance is almost as distracting as his blue eyes. Almost.... John would be pretty irritated if one of his deputies had a desk as disorderly as Mollys. Good thing she doesnt work for him, considering how attracted he is to her. Mollys lilting librarian voice makes even the saltiest remarks go down sweeter, which is bad as long as shes a witness but might be good once the case is solved - provided he hasnt gotten on her last nerve by then. Recently divorced, John has been having trouble adjusting to single life as well as single parenthood. But something in Mollys beautiful smile gives John hope that his old life on Little Bridge might suddenly hold new promise - if only they can get over their differences. Clever, hilarious, and fun, No Offense will tug at listener heartstrings and make them fall in love with Little Bridge Island and its unique characters once again.
©2020 Meg Cabot (P)2020 HarperAudio
After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company's latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades' sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to his first glimpse of a future he isn't sure he deserves. Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won't be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.
©2014, 2015 Skye Jordan (P)2015 Skye Jordan
Keaton Holt knows all about the badass throw-down - on the movie set and in the bedroom. As the only sixth-degree black belt stuntman for Renegades, hes made a career of translating those fighting skills to the big screen. Hes sown his oats and is ready for hometown and apple pie. Too bad his rough exterior is a magnet for the women who think vanilla sex includes a drawer full of sex toys that could pass as weapons of mass destruction. So when he gets a second chance with the stunning personal assistant who looks like an angel and feels like home, he knows shes exactly what he needs - and hes ready to use all his best moves to keep her this time. With a demanding new boss and a chronically ill nephew, the last thing Brooke Dempsey needs in her life is one more problem. Even if that problem is a sexy stuntman who knows exactly how she likes it. Keaton is just passing through, while Brooke is just settling in. Her nephew depends on Brooke, and her life is dedicated to getting him through this health crisis, but shes not going to make the same mistake and part ways with Keaton before taking the chance to love him - just once. But when Keaton pushes for a future, Brooke finds her heart torn over going after the love of a lifetime or giving her nephew a lifetime of happiness.
©2016, 2017 Skye Jordan (P)2018 Skye Jordan