When it was first published over 20 years ago, Joe Haldeman's novel won the Hugo and Nebula awards and was chosen Best Novel in several countries. Today, it is hailed a classic of science fiction that foreshadowed many of the futuristic themes of the 1990s: bionics, sensory manipulation, and time distortion. William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends? Narrator George Wilson's performance conveys all the imaginative technology and human drama of The Forever War. Set against a backdrop of vivid battle scenes, this absorbing work asks provocative questions about the very nature of war.
Â©1974 Joe W. Haldeman (P)1999 Recorded Books
Mars destroyed his ship - but gave him a new one. Mars drafted his Mage - for the good of humanity! He should have known that wouldnât be the end of itâ¦. Captain David Rice has a new ship, a new crew, and a new set of Jump Mages to carry him between the stars. All he wants is to haul cargo, make money and keep his head down. His past, however, is not so willing to let him go. An old enemy is reaching out from beyond the grave to destroy any chance of peace or life for Captain Rice - and old friends are only making things more complicated! All he wants is to be a businessman, but as the death toll mounts he must decide what is more important: his quiet life or the peace humanity has enjoyed for centuries.
Â©2017 Faolan's Pen Publishing Inc. (P)2017 Faolan's Pen Publishing Inc.
For President Jack Ryan, his son Jack Ryan, Jr., and the covert organization known as The Campus, the fight against Americaâs enemies is never over. But the danger has just hit home in a way they never expected in this #1 New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy thriller.... The Campus has been discovered. And whoever knows they exist knows they can be destroyed. Meanwhile, President Jack Ryan has been swept back into the Oval Office - and his wisdom and courage are needed more desperately than ever. Internal political and economic strife has pushed the leadership of China to the edge of disaster. And those who wish to consolidate their power are using the opportunity to strike at long-desired Taiwan, as well as the Americans who have protected the tiny nation. Now, as two of the worldâs superpowers move ever closer to a final confrontation, President Ryan must use the only wild card he has left - The Campus. But with their existence about to be revealed, they might not even have a chance to enter the battle before the world is consumed by war.
Â©2012 by Rubicon, Inc. (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In what is indicative of the strained and even desperate times in which we live, comes a tragic story about the death of 19 people, the final hours of their incredible ordeal, and the network of individuals (and countries) who profit from what is considered by many nothing less than modern-day slavery. On May 13, 2003, at least 73 people boarded a tightly sealed trailer truck in what they hoped to be the final leg of an intricate journey toward their dream of living and working within the United States. The trailer they were riding was to take them from Harlingen, Texas, to Houston. The trailer never made it past Victoria, Texas, and became the site of the single worst immigrant tragedy in United States history. With the passion and insightful analysis that characterizes his work, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos recounts the events of this chilling tragedy as he tries to understand how something so inhuman can happen in the 21st century.
Â©2005 Jorge Ramos (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
An RT Reviewersâ Choice Award Finalist, Romantic Suspense. Alone is the fourth book in Bone Secrets, the multimillion-copy bestselling series. One rainy night in the woods outside of Portland, Dr. Victoria Peres is called to the site of a haunting crime scene. Six beautiful young girls - all in white dresses and arranged in a perfect circle - have been left for dead. Only one girl, fighting for her life at a nearby hospital, has survived the carnage. Things get stranger still when Victoria and the police discover that the disturbing arrangement of the bodies - as meticulous as it is mysterious - is straight from the pages of a decades-old cold case. Victoria is called on to do what she does best, read the bones of the dead for clues...while dealing with the surprise return of her first love, medical examiner Seth Rutledge. Only this time she must figure out how the two cases, fifty years apart, are connected. In the fourth book in her heart-pounding Bone Secrets series, bestselling author Kendra Elliot sends listeners on a dark and thrilling journey as forensic anthropologist Victoria Peres races to solve a horrific new case while confronting the secrets of her past.
Â©2014 Kendra Elliot (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A New York Times best seller A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick "Eloquent and moving...Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love." (Publishers Weekly) Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one womanâs struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. Escaping from an abusive marriage, 17-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There, she becomes the most highly requested henna artist - and confidante - to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own.... Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow - a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2020 Alka Joshi (P)2020 HarperAudio
When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world---and more important, his life---through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing. In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.
Â©2007 Roland Merullo (P)2011 Tantor
"In true Susan Mallery fashion, strong female characters, friendship, and family are at the center of The Vineyard at Painted Moon. You're sure to laugh and cry along the journey and delight in the happy ending." (Robyn Carr, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Virgin River) âThe Vineyard at Painted Moon feels like a story about courage - about making hard choices so that you can live an authentic life.â (Katherine Center, New York Times best-selling author of What You Wish For) Step into the vineyard with Susan Malleryâs most irresistible novel yet, as one woman searches for the perfect blend of love, family and wine. Mackenzie Dienes seems to have it all - a beautiful home, close friends and a successful career as an elite winemaker with the family winery. Thereâs just one problem - itâs not her family, itâs her husbandâs. In fact, everything in her life is tied to him - his mother is the closest thing to a mom that sheâs ever had, their home is on the family compound, his sister is her best friend. So when she and her husband admit their marriage is over, her pain goes beyond heartbreak. Sheâs on the brink of losing everything. Her job, her home, her friends and, worst of all, her family.Â Staying is an option. She can continue to work at the winery, be friends with her mother-in-law, hug her nieces and nephews - but as an employee, nothing more. Or she can surrender every piece of her heart in order to build a legacy of her own. If she can dare to let go of the life she thought she wanted, she might discover something even more beautiful waiting for her beneath a painted moon.Â
Â©2021 Susan Mallery (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Back in the last weeks of February, which now feels like a hundred years ago, we here in Innishannon were busy planning what was termed âThe Big Rake Offâ of the dead grass on the long sloping bank beside the road coming into the village. Happily unaware of forthcoming events, we were totally focused on creating our wild flower bank - to get something like this going you need a âmethealâ, a word which prior to the coronavirus was unknown to anyone under 40.Â Â Â Then everything changed.... Exploring the themes of community, family and personal wellbeing, Alice Taylor examines a world changed utterly by the arrival of a once-in-a-century infectious disease. Heart-warming, reflective yet always practical, Alice is a wonderful guide in a world unlike the one we lived in only a few short months ago.
Â©2020 Alice Taylor (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Public Domain (P)2010 Naxos AudioBooks
All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with. But that's tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It's even harder when you live in a house that wanders all over the world...carrying you with it. Even worse, Marinka is being trained to be a Yaga. That means no school, no parties - and no playmates that stick around for more than a day. So when Marinka stumbles across the chance to make a real friend, she breaks all the rules...with devastating consequences. Her beloved grandmother mysteriously disappears, and it's up to Marinka to find her - even if it means making a dangerous journey to the afterlife. With a mix of whimsy, humor, and adventure, this debut novel will wrap itself around your heart and never let go.
Â©2018 Sophie Anderson (P)2021 Tantor
Original stories set in John Ringo's best-selling Black Tide Rising series.Â The zombie apocalypse is here in these all-new stories from John Ringo, Sarah A. Hoyt, Michael Z. Williamson, Jody Lynn Nye, Travis S. Taylor, and many more. Sequel to the best-selling anthology Black Tide Rising.Â Â Civilization had fallen. Everyone who survived the plague lived through the Fall, that terrible autumn when life as they had known it ended in blood and chaos.Â Â Nuclear-attack submarines facing sudden and unimaginable crises. Paid hunters on a remote island suddenly cut off from any hope of support. Elite assassins. Never-made-it retirees. Bong-toting former soldiers. There were seven and a half billion stories of pain and suffering, courage, hope, and struggle crying out from history: Remember us.Â Â These are their stories. These are the Voices of the Fall.Â Â Contributors:Â John RingoÂ John BirminghamÂ Sarah A. HoytÂ Travis S. TaylorÂ Michael Z. WilliamsonÂ Jody Lynn NyeÂ Robert BuettnerÂ Brendan DuBoisÂ Dave FreerÂ Mike MassaÂ Griffin BarberÂ Rob HampsonÂ Michael Gants
Â©2019 John Ringo & Gary Poole; Content from John Ringo, Mike Massa, Sarah A. Hoyt, Rob Hampson, Travis S. Taylor, Michael Z. Williamson, Lynn Nye, Brendan DuBois, Robert Buettner, Dave Freer, Griffin Barber, Michael Gants, and John Birmingham. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
The two younger Billy Goats Gruff want to be as big and fat as their older brother. They long to munch the tasty grass in the meadow - but first they must cross the stream and face the fierce troll under the bridge. A magical retelling of the classic fairy tale, read by Stephen Mangan.
Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Short Film Structure Secrets - Short Films - There's no secret that structuring a short film can be a difficult process because of how condensed short films can be in relation to a feature film.Â Author Chike Camara has done it again. This book demystifies the process and gives you a breakdown of some of the most common short film types, how their structures work, why their structures work and how to take your own short film idea to the next level. In a way, it teaches you how to create a short film as well.Â Enjoy, let us know what you think :)
Â©2013, 2016 Akachi LLC (P)2018 Akachi LLC
First published more than 50 years ago, this much-loved Bible storybook continues to instruct and delight today's families.
Â©1977 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P)2019 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
From a master of family dynamics comes this vivid tale of two misfits who find each other while stumbling toward their own true identities. In 1958, eight-year-old Danny Lim has been sent to buy cigarettes for his father, when he realizes that he has lost the money. Frantic, he rushes through Vancouver's Chinatown and behind a nightclub, where he sees Miss Val, a long-time burlesque dancer. Danny is enraptured with her sequined garters and silk robe, and Val, touched by his fascination, gives him a pack of cigarettes and her silk belt. Years later, Danny spends his days working as a wedding photographer and his nights cruising Stanley Park, far away from the home where his parents and sister live. He realizes that the key to understanding himself and his family lies in his connection to Miss Val, and he is determined to find her. Before she became the Siamese Kitten, a major player on the North American circuit, Miss Val was Valerie Nealy, a feisty girl growing up in a rundown house beside the Fraser River. But to find the stardom she thought she wanted, she had to make a series of seemingly irrevocable decisions. Set mostly during an unseasonably hot summer in Vancouver, in 1982, when HIV/AIDS was spreading rapidly, The Better Mother brims with undeniable tragedy, but resounds with the power of friendship, change and truth. It will cement Jen Sookfong Lee's reputation as one of this country's finest young novelists.
Â©2011 Jen Sookfong Lee (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Love and Murder A successful young mother, Kelsey Berreth, vanishes on Thanksgiving Day in 2018. Kelsey, a pilot so good she taught the military how to fly, goes shopping at a Safeway store, and simply disappears. Her fiance, Patrick Frazee, says he doesn't have a clue. In fact, he says they broke up just a few days before. He's as mystified as everyone else. But Kelsey's mother, Cheryl, is afraid she knows what happened to her daughter. A task force of FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents believe they also know what happened to Kelsey. They have cell phone records and more, including surveillance video and DNA. But they have run into a roadblock. The agents have to get someone close to the killer to flip and turn state's evidence. Are they going to have to do a deal with the devil to find justice for Kelsey Berreth? Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Lyons Circle Pubilshing Inc. (P)2021 Tantor
Beatrice Kingdom (Bee to her friends) wakes up in hospital in Tuscany. After an accident on a film set leaves her burned and scarred, she feels her whole life has been turned upside down. Bee is offered the chance of recuperating in a stunning Tuscan villa in the company of a world-famous film star, the irascible Mimi Robertson. Here amid the vines and olive groves, Bee quickly finds thereâs more to the place than meets the eye, not least a certain Luca (and Romeo the dog). As she comes to terms with her injuries and her new life takes shape, Bee will have to travel a road of self-discovery...and make a huge decision. A joyous, funny, and moving tale, Dreaming of Tuscany is a triumph, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Jenny Oliver.
Â©2019 T.A. Williams (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In Barbara OâNealâs novel of hope and renewal, two very different sisters discover that life is like a garden: Tend to it daily, nourish it with patience and optimism, and then watch the beauty unfold. After tragedy shatters her small community in Seattle, the Reverend Elsa Montgomery has a crisis of faith. Returning to her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado, she seeks work in a local soup kitchen. Preparing nourishing meals for folks in need, she keeps her hands busy while her heart searches for understanding. Meanwhile, her sister, Tamsin, as pretty and colorful as Elsa is unadorned and steadfast, finds her perfect life shattered when she learns that her financier husband is a criminal. Enduring shock and humiliation as her beautiful house and possessions are seized, the woman who had everything now has nothing but the clothes on her back. But when the going gets tough, the tough get growing. A community garden in the poorest, roughest part of town becomes a lifeline. Creating a place of hope and sustenance opens Elsa and Tamsin to the renewing power of rich earth, sunshine, and the warm cleansing rain of tears. While Elsa finds her heart blooming in the care of a rugged landscaper, Tamsin discovers the joy of losing herself in the act of giving - and both women discover that with time and care, happy endings flourish.
Â©2012 Barbara Samuel (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
It was a bleak November in 2012 when Cari Lea Farver vanished from Omaha, Nebraska. Cari, 37, was a devoted mother, reliable employee, and loyal friend - not the type to shirk responsibilities, abandon her son, and run off on an adventure while her dying father took his last breaths. Yet, the many texts from her phone indicated she had done just that.Â While Cari's boyfriend, Dave Kroupa, and her supervisor were bewildered by her abrupt disappearance, they accepted the texts at face value. Her mother, Nancy Raney, however, was alarmed and reported Cari missing. Police were skeptical of her claims that a cyber impostor had commandeered her daughter's phone and online identity.Â While Nancy was afraid for Cari, Dave Kroupa was growing afraid of her, for he believed Cari was stalking him. Never seen or heard, the stalker was aware of his every move and seemed obsessed by his casual girlfriend, Shanna "Liz" Golyar, often calling her "a fat whore" in the 12,000 emails and texts he received in a disturbing three-year deluge.Â There was some truth in the messages, but all of them contained one big lie. The culprit was not Cari - but had killed and planned to kill again.
Â©2020 Leslie Rule (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
In a novel as warm and embracing as a family kitchen, Barbara OâNeal explores the poignant, sometimes complex relationships between mothers and daughters - and the healing magic of homemade bread. Professional baker Ramona Gallagher is a master of an art that has sustained her through the most turbulent times, including a baby at 15 and an endless family feud. But now Ramonaâs bakery threatens to crumble around her. Literally. Sheâs one water-heater disaster away from losing her grandmotherâs rambling Victorian and everything sheâs worked so hard to build. When Ramonaâs soldier son-in-law is wounded in Afghanistan, her daughter, Sophia, races overseas to be at his side, leaving Ramona as the only suitable guardian for Sophiaâs 13-year-old stepdaughter, Katie. Heartbroken, Katie feels that sheâs being dumped again - this time on the doorstep of a woman out of practice with mothering. Ramona calls upon a special set of tools - patience, persistence, and the reliability of a good recipe - when rebellious Katie arrives. And as she relives her own history of difficult choices, Ramona shares her love of baking with the troubled girl. Slowly, Katie begins to find self-acceptance and a place to call home. And when a man from her past returns to offer a second chance at love, Ramona discovers that even the best recipe tastes better when you add time, care, and a few secret ingredients of your own.
Â©2011 Barbara Samuel (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
In a timely and incisive follow-up to her national best seller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers sharp commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more. In her characteristic style, Solnit mixes humor, keen analysis, and sharp insight in these 11 essays.
Â©2017 Rebecca Solnit (P)2017 Tantor
They might've been a family. Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together. Nineteen years later, Virginia is engaged, though she has not forgotten Aaron or Buddy. When her dog goes missing and it comes to light that her fiancÃ© set him loose, a distraught Virginia breaks off the engagement and is alone once again. A shy young man has found the missing pet, and although he's bonded with the animal, he answers his conscience and returns the dog. Before long, Virginia and the young man discover a connection from their pasts that will help them let go of painful memories and change their lives forever.
Â©2015 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Boon Hoenes only has three goals in life. To make Posey Adler his wife, to win the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row, and for Shea Adler to like him. The first, he's got on lock. The second, he's well on his way. And the third...Â Well, two out of three ain't bad.
Â©2020 Toni Aleo (P)2021 Tantor
After every storm there is a place to return to - if you have the courage to follow your heartâ¦. New York Times best-selling author Luanne Rice has touched the hearts and lives of listeners everywhere with powerful tales of love and loss...and love regained. In an unforgettable novel set on her beloved Connecticut seaside, she weaves a timeless storyâ¦.Safe Harbor. Artist Dana Underhill has always been a free spirit, traveling the world, filling her canvases with the mysterious colors of the seas she and her sister have sailed since childhood. Then on a calm, moonlit night an inexplicable âaccidentâ occurs and Dana is called home to Hubbardâs Point to become a mother to her two young nieces, a challenge unlike any sheâs ever known. As Dana and the girls struggle to begin a new life - and to find the truth about what happened to Danaâs sister and brother-in-law - help comes in the person of an old childhood friend. Sam Trevor is now a tall, striking marine biologist, and heâs been in love with Dana for years. Although she canât begin to contemplate opening her heart again, together Dana and Sam will discover that Hubbardâs Point is the center of endless mysteries - and endless possibilities. And as Dana rediscovers her passion as an artist and a woman, she will find more than a lifetimeâs share of answers, magic, and love in the only safe harbor there is.â¦
Â©2014 Luanne Rice (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Uncover the theories behind the master of horror's macabre tales:Â It, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, Misery, Pet Semetary, and so much more! Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters and The Science of Women in Horror, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called âthe best horror film podcast out thereâ by Film Daddy, present a guide to the Stephen King stories and characters we all know and love. Through interviews, literary and film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, The Science of Stephen King delvesÂ into the uniquely horrific Stephen King universe to uncover the science behind the legendary novels that have become an integral part of modern pop culture, answering such questions as:Â Â What is the science behind time travel and parallel universes like in The Dark Tower series and 11/22/63? How does lack of sleep affect the human body like inÂ Insomnia? Is it possible for horrific creatures to exist like in Nightshift? What is the science behind curses and legends like in Dreamcatcher and Thinner? Join Kelly and Meg as they learn if we all really do float down here!
Â©2020 Skyhorse Publishing (P)2020 Fireside Horror
In the tradition of Amy Tan and Jhumpa Lahiri, a moving portrait of three generations of family living in Vancouver's Chinatown From Knopf Canada's New Face of Fiction program - launching grounds for Yann Martel's Life of Pi and Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees - comes this powerfully evocative novel. At age 18, Seid Quan is the first in the Chan family to emigrate from China to Vancover in 1913. Paving the way for a wife and son, he is profoundly lonely, even as he joins the Chinatown community. Weaving in and out of the past and the present, The End of East pieces together the spellbinding tale of Seid Quan's family: his wife Shew Lin, whose hope for her family are threatened by her own misguided actions; his son Pon Man, who struggles with obligation and desire; his daughter-in-law Siu Sang, who tries to be the caregiver everyone expects, even as she feels herself unraveling; and his granddaughter Sammy, who finds herself embroiled in a volatile mixture of seduction, grief, and duty. An exquisite debut of isolation, immigration, romance, and insanity, The End of East sets family conflicts against the backdrop of Vancouver's Chinatown - a city within a city where dreams are shattered as quickly as they're built, and where history repeats itself through the generations. It is a bold and accomplished debut from one of Canada's brightest new literary stars.
Â©2007 Jen Sookfong Lee (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jewel E. Ann redefines modern romance with this unforgettable enemies-to-lovers story. Are humans meant to mate for life? After four kids and an unfortunate but fateful end to her 22-year marriage, Elsie Smith meets the new guy in town. Kael Hendricks is...a little younger, a lot sexy, and too confident for his own good. He also doesnât believe in marriage and all that goes with it. And...heâs just opened a new business that threatens the livelihood of Elsieâs familyâs store - just in time for the holidays. The problem? Thereâs an undeniable attraction that leads to out of control situations, a loss of inhibitions, and a lot of small-town gossip. As Elsie tries to redefine herself and convince her family she isnât having a midlife crisis, sheâs forced to answer the biggest question of all.... Can she love an enemy who will never surrender?Â
Â©2020 Jewel E. Ann (P)2021 Jewel E. Ann
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Bright Line Eating has helped thousands of people from over 75 countries lose all their excess weight and keep it off. Are you ready to join them? In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, Bright Line Eating explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again: Itâs because the brain blocks weight loss. Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach designed to reverse that process. By working with four âBright Linesâ - clear, unambiguous, boundaries - Susan Peirce Thompson shows us how to heal our brain and shift it into a mode where it is ready to shed pounds, release cravings, and stop sabotaging our weight loss goals. Best of all, it is a program that understands that willpower cannot be relied on, and sets us up to be successful anyway. Through the lens of Susanâs own moving story, and those of her Bright Lifers, youâll discover firsthand why traditional diet and exercise plans have failed in the past. Youâll also learn about the role addictive susceptibility plays in your personal weight-loss journey, where cravings come from, how to rewire your brain so they disappear, and more. Susan guides you through the phases of Bright Line Eating - from weight loss to maintenance and beyond - and offers a dynamic food plan that will work for anyone, whether youâre vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or none of the above. Bright Line Eating frees us from the obesity cycle and introduces a radical plan for sustainable weight loss. Itâs a game changer in a game that desperately needs changing. âBright Line Eating ushers in an end to cravings, an end to dieting, an end to that constant, exhausting, soul-sucking loop in your head about food and calories and pounds.... Living Happy, Thin, and Free is your birthright.â - Susan Peirce Thompson PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title,Â the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2017 by Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A novel of psychological suspense about a woman whose life takes a shocking turn when a young girl contacts her, claiming to be her daughter kidnapped in Mexico years earlier, from the New York Times best-selling author of Someone is Watching. A lifetime ago, every year Carole Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary. But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for the occasion with her husband and friends ended in the unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha. Now, 15 years after that horrific time, divorced and isolated, Carole is forced to relive the kidnapping by reporters who call every year on the anniversary of Samantha's disappearance. However, this year when the phone rings, Carole hears the sweet voice of a girl claiming to be her long-lost daughter. Plunged back into the world of heartbreak, suspicion, and questions that led the case to run cold so many years ago, Carole doesn't know what or whom to believe. But when she starts to figure it out, she finds the answers dangerously close to home.
Â©2016 Joy Fielding, Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
The Guardians of Eternity think they've averted the disaster that could destroy them. But in New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Ivy's world of temptation, lust, and secrets, one slip could change everything.... Chaaya endured centuries as a sacrifice, protecting her people from an evil that could destabilize all magic. At long last, her servitude is over - and she's raring to have some fun. The baddest ghost-girl in Las Vegas has a talent for causing mayhem. And for getting under the skin of her solid, silent bodyguard, the vampire Basq.... Basq doesn't let anyone close. He's learned the costs of companionship. But reckless, disrespectful Chaaya, with her fiery temper and her fierce loneliness, isn't like anyone else. Staying near her isn't just a duty, it's a hunger. When a prisoner of Chaaya's last battle escapes, possibly seeking Chaaya's nemesis, Basq isn't letting her chase through a hellscape mirror London alone. But when the choice is between abandoning everything that's kept them alive, or each other, survival will take not only desire - but trust.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Debbie Raleigh (P)2020 Tantor
A crucial guide to life before - and after - Tinder, IVF, and robots What will happen to our notions of marriage and parenthood as reproductive technologies increasingly allow for newfangled ways of creating babies? What will happen to our understanding of gender as medical advances enable individuals to transition from one set of sexual characteristics to another, or to remain happily perched in between? What will happen to love and sex and romance as our relationships migrate from the real world to the Internet? Can people fall in love with robots? Will they? In short, what will happen to our most basic notions of humanity as we entangle our lives and emotions with the machines we have created? In Work Mate Marry Love, Harvard Business School professor and former Barnard College president Debora L. Spar offers an incisive and provocative account of how technology has transformed our intimate lives in the past, and how it will do so again in the future. Surveying the course of history, she shows how marriage as we understand it resulted from the rise of agriculture, and that the nuclear family emerged with the industrial revolution. In their day, the street light, the car, and later the pill all upended courtship and sex. Now, as we enter an era of artificial intelligence and robots, how will our deepest feelings and attachments evolve?Â In the past, the prevailing modes of production produced a world dominated by heterosexual, mostly-monogamous, two-parent families. In the future, however, these patterns are almost certain to be reshaped, creating entirely new norms for sex and romance, and for the construction of families and the raising of children. Steering clear of both techno-euphoria and alarmism, Spar offers a bold and inclusive vision of how our lives might be changed for the better.
Â©2020 Debora L. Spar. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The Harvard-educated physician and New York Times best-selling author of The Hormone Cure shows you how to grow new receptors for your seven metabolic hormones, making you lose weight and feel great fast! When it comes to weight loss, most people don't think about hormones. But when you develop resistance to your seven major metabolic hormones--cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, growth hormone, leptin, insulin, and estrogen--your body adjusts by increasingly raising your hormone levels and ultimately slowing down your metabolism. And a slower metabolism leads to weight gain and difficulty losing weight. The solution, Dr. Sara Gottfried contends, is to reset the efficiency of your hormones by repairing and growing new hormone receptors. Based on leading scientific research, The Hormone Reset Diet is her proven weight-loss and energy program to reverse hormone resistance in just three weeks. It will help you: Boost your metabolism and calorie burning by growing new and fresh thyroid receptors Increase your weight loss by rebalancing estrogen and progesterone receptors Reverse your aging by resetting glucocorticoid receptors (for better processing of cortisol) For the last 20 years, this Harvard-MIT educated physician has helped thousands of women address the root hormonal causes of what bothers them most: excess weight, lack of energy, aging, and illness. Going beyond her best-selling The Hormone Cure, this program is the next generation of her deep understanding of hormonal optimization for rapid weight loss. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2015 Sara Gottfried (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
A note, a pair of panties, and a date.Â When Quinnâs efforts to set up her best friend go awry, she finds herself with a crazy blind date. Could the mystery man be her soul mate? Nothing like an adventure, and at the very least, she is going to have some fun with it.
Â©2020 T. Gephart (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in this riveting #1 New York Times bestseller from Nora Roberts. To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life - a quaint house on an island off Seattleâs coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare: an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fionaâs cop fiancÃ© and his K-9 partner. On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life with her three loyal Labs. But all that changes on the day intensely private wood artist Simon Doyle barrels up her drive with an out-of-control puppy, desperate for her help. As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fionaâs life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands...
Â©2010 by Nora Roberts. (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Jo has had enough of handsome men. After a painful breakup, sheâs decided she doesnât believe in love. Then, while on a professional trip to the magical city of Rome, she meets Corrado, a scientist and her brother-in-law to be, and he doesnât believe in love, either. To him, itâs just a biochemical reaction. So whatâs the problem? Well, heâs gorgeous for a start, as well as charming, generous, intelligent, and attentive, and she feels herself immediately falling for him, despite her new outlook. The majesty of the Eternal City brings them ever closer together. But is their relationship doomed, or will love conquer all? Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, Dreaming of Rome is a joyous and uplifting listen, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Jenny Oliver.
Â©2019 T.A. Williams (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
We often struggle to let some people go, especially when they made that decision. We question the universe, we question ourselves, and we question everyone around us but we never truly get our answers. Letting someone go takes time, patience, and commitment to actively stop ourselves from relapsing and thinking about that person again. The Art of Letting Go helps you understand why, how, and when you should let someone go so you can move on and never look back.
Â©2016 The Thought & Expression Co. (P)2020 Tantor
"Be mindful of what lies beyond the wood line."Â It's argued that the recent search for Bigfoot officially began on September 21, 1958, when journalist, Andrew Genzoli of the Humboldt Times, featured a letter from a reader about loggers in Northern California concerning large footprints they'd found at a work site. What began as a fun article turned into an almost instant national sensation and since stories of the elusive creature have poured in, not just from California and the Pacific Northwest, but from around the world.Â Â Beyond the Fray: Bigfoot features some of these personal eyewitness accounts and terrifying encounters, most taken from the transcripts of the popular podcast Into the Fray. These stories are unique and scary. They will leave you wondering what this creature is and will no doubt give you pause before you cross the wood line and enter the woods.
Â©2019 G. Michael Hopf and Shannon LeGro (P)2020 Tantor
Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way. In The Autoimmune Solution, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Â©2015 Amy Myers (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband and their toddler holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation-performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, and counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy's two years of training, taking listeners behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple. Lively, action-packed, and loaded with mordant wit, Working Stiff offers a firsthand account of daily life in one of America's most arduous professions. The body never lies - and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.
Â©2014 Dr. Judy Melinek and Thomas J. Mitchell (P)2014 Tantor
Whatâs a girl to do after being ditched at the altar by text message? Thatâs right. Text. Message. How does she pick up the pieces and move on? Iâm no Dear Abby but hereâs a little free advice.... Advice number one - First, purge your apartment of all things him - by tossing his belongings off the balcony. Advice number two - Do not, I repeat do not, throw anything out into the hallway because youâll injure your hot new neighbor. Advice number three - When said neighbor brings over Chinese Food do not let him stay and keep you company. Itâs awkward when you realize heâs your boss. Advice number four - Accept his offer to help you with your side business but think twice before using a date to his sisterâs wedding as collateral. Advice number five - Investigate who your mystery neighbor really is. Donât trust his word even if heâs the worldâs best kisser, If you listen to nothing else, pay attention to that last one. Itâs the most important and will save you a lot of heartache. XO, lovesick in lake starlight.
Â©2019 Piper Rayne Inc (P)2019 Piper Rayne Inc
The hidden intelligence of hormones and their role in empowering women to succeed sexually, reproductively, and socially. Did you know women walk more, eat less, socialize more, meet more men, dance more, and flirt more when they're ovulating? Or that PMS may have evolved to get rid of boyfriends with unfit sperm? Behind the "fickle" differences in what women find sexy about men, or what they like to wear, there's a hidden adaptive intelligence that has been shaped over eons. Rather than making women irrational - as the conventional and irredeemably sexist wisdom goes - the female hormonal cycle has been exquisitely fine-tuned to give women the advantages they needed to succeed in our ancestral environments, and perhaps also today. In this provocative and paradigm-shattering book, Martie Haselton, the world's leading researcher on sexuality and the ovulation cycle, takes a deep, revealing look at the biological processes that so profoundly influence our behavior, and sets forth a radical new understanding of women's bodies, minds, and sexual relationships, one that embraces hormonal cycles as adaptive solutions to genuine biological challenges. At the core of Hasleton's new Darwinian feminism is her remarkable discovery that humans, like our animal cousins, possess a special phase of sexuality, called estrus, which comes with a host of physiological and behavioral changes. Combining the scientific rigor of a leading researcher with the wit and candor of a best friend, Haselton explains how hormonal intelligence works - both its strengths and its weaknesses - and how women can track and understand their desires, fears, perceptions, and fantasies across the twenty-eight-day cycle and over the course of their lives. Rigorously researched, entertaining, and empowering, Hormonal offers women deep new insights into their bodies, brains, relationships, and affairs, allowing them to make better-informed choices about sex, marriage, friendship, contraception, and more. Above all, Hormonal is a clarion call to appreciate and embrace the genius of female biology.
Â©2018 Martie Haselton (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In Happily Inc, love means never having to say "I do".... Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isnât meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who canât, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing - a fling, that is. Fun without a future. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now, she can have her no-wedding cake...and eat it, too. After years in the military, Jasper is convinced heâs too damaged for relationships. So, a flirtation - and more - with fiery, determined Renee is way too good to pass up...until his flame becomes his muse. Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?
Â©2019 Susan Mallery (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Family secrets and a hidden past - a woman's search to uncover the truth ignites danger and passion in this novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood. Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy's girl - her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother. Cordelia can't suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them. Hotel magnate Aiden Madison is Cordelia's best friend's older brother. He's oblivious to the fact that she's had a crush on him for years. When he gets railroaded into taking her along to Sydney on his company jet, he's unwittingly drawn into a volatile family drama. Aiden wants to help Cordelia get answers about her mother, but threats from her wealthy, high-powered family are quickly becoming dangerous. Sparks are flying between Cordelia and Aiden, but after multiple attempts are made on Cordelia's life, Aiden realizes he must put a stop to the madness before he loses the thing he values most.
Â©2014 Julie Garwood (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
There is only one thing wrong with the charming community of Foolâs Gold, California: the men donât stick around! This problem has to be fixed, fast, and Charity Jones may be just the city planner up to the challenge. Charity immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer â except its sexy, famous, world-class cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, sheâs not about to take a chance on another bad boyâ¦but it may just be what they both need!
Â©2010 Susan Mallery (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The New York Times best-selling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet shows every woman how to create a lifestyle that will help her look great, feel energized, and slow down the effects of aging. Feel destined for cellulite, saddle bags, and belly fat? Does your family come from a long line of Alzheimer's, cancer, or heart disease? Will nothing help your aging skin or declining libido or flagging energy? This book is for you. The body is magnificent, but it doesn't come with a lifetime warranty or an operating manual. You're the result of millions of years of evolution, but many of the adaptations that helped your ancestors survive are now working overtime to accelerate the aging process. The assumption here is that we are our genes and therefore trapped by the past. The good news is that your genetic code - the DNA sequence that is the biochemical basis of heredity - can play a minor role in the way you age. The scientific reality is that 90 percent of the signs of aging and disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not your genes. In other words you have the capability to overcome and transform your genetic history and tendencies. Harvard/MIT-trained physician Sara Gottfried, MD, has created a revolutionary seven-week program that empowers us to make the critical choices necessary to not just look young but also feel young. Dr. Gottfried identifies and builds this book around the five key factors that lead to accelerated aging -the muscle factor, the brain factor, the hormone factor, the gut factor, and the toxic fat factor. The seven-week program addresses these factors and treats them in an accessible and highly practical protocol, as follows: Feed - Week 1 Sleep - Week 2 Move - Week 3 Release - Week 4 Expose - Week 5 Soothe - Week 6 Think - Week 7 Younger increases not only your life span but also your health span. Dr. Gottfried's program makes it possible to change the way you age, stay younger longer, and remain healthy and vibrant for all of your days.
Â©2017 Sara Gottfried (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
No one could have guessed a marriage could sprout from a one-night stand, but Holly Radcliffe and Austin Bailey's appear to be written in the stars. From the backseat of Austin's jeep to the altar they come! The town of Lake Starlight, along with the Baileys, is prepping for the event of the year, but as usual things never go smoothly with these nine siblings, and let's not forget Grandma Dori!Â This is a novella in the Bailey series and does not have to be listened to in order to enjoy the other full-length audiobooks in the series! However, this book is best enjoyed if you've listened to Lessons from a One-Night Stand.
Â©2019 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2019 Piper Rayne Inc.
Returning home to Grand Junction would not have been Rosie Perkinsâ first choice, but with her mother no longer able to take care of herself, itâs the only one she has. As is working the night shift at a local hotel to bring in a much-needed income. Rosie juggles to keep all the pieces of her life together and has no room to add anything more. One morning, after a long shift, when she witnesses a hotel guest crash into a dumpster, her careful control starts to unravel. Security specialist Jake Hutchinson has his hands full protecting the arrogant lead actor of a movie being filmed in town. Since the production company and crew arrived at the hotel, the entitled star has been nothing but trouble. The only thing that can improve his mood is the occasional nightly glimpse of the redheaded housekeeper...until he finds himself trapped between desire and duty.Â
Â©2019 Freya Barker (P)2019 Freya Barker
My d*ck never got me in half as much trouble as my heart.... We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren't going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family's money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed. Then she ripped my heart out. But I'm not going to let that happen again.Â She's back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can't keep my eyes off her. I can't stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her.Â This time everything will be on my terms. Everything....
Â©2019 Maya Hughes (P)2019 Maya Hughes
The Baxter sisters come from a long line of women with disastrous luck in love. But this summer, Sunshine and Margot will turn disasters into destiny.... As an etiquette coach, Margot teaches her clients to fit in. But sheâs never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame - and notoriety - through a campaign of shock and awe. Schooling Bianca on the fine art of behaving like a proper diplomatâs wife requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the monastery turned mansion owned by the actressâs intensely private son. Like his incredible home, Alecâs stony exterior hides secret depths Margot would love to explore. But will he trust her enough to let her in? Sunshine has always been the good-time sister, abandoning jobs to chase after guys who used her and then threw her away. No more. She refuses to be âthat girlâ again. This time, sheâll finish college, dedicate herself to her job as a nanny, and she 100 percent will not screw up her life again by falling for the wrong guy. Especially not the tempting single dad who also happens to be her boss. Master storyteller Susan Mallery weaves threads of family drama, humor, romance, and a wish-you-were-there setting into one of the most satisfying audiobooks of the year!Â And donât miss the newest heartfelt tale of friendship and sisterhood from Susan Mallery, The Stepsisters! Â Â
Â©2019 Susan Mallery (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited - and practically dragged - to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers' Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another's rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay, Washington. Just as the ladies are about to raise a teacup to their five hundredth rejection letter, they receive bad news that could destroy one member's reputation - and disband the group forever. To save the club, Janet joins her fellow writers on a wild road trip to San Francisco in search of the local publisher who holds the key to a long-buried secret. As they race to the finish line, they'll face their fears - landslides, haunted houses, handsome strangers, ungrateful children - and have the time of their lives.
Â©2016 Suzanne Kelman (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Denver real estate mogul Liam Archer has always been a thrill-seeker, and the loss of his identical twin brother has only intensified his reckless behavior. Sky diving, heli-skiing, motorcycle riding...he's tried everything once. Except falling in love. Liam doesn't do relationships, but a no-strings fling with Aubrey Tallinger - the smart, gorgeous lawyer handling his brother's estate - is totally his speed.Â Â At first, hooking up with Liam whenever he's in Ribbon Ridge is perfect; but Aubrey fears she could fall hard for the sexy daredevil, if he'd only stop refusing to acknowledge the demons he's trying to outrun. To protect herself from heartbreak, Aubrey ends their affair. But this time Liam isn't leaving town, and instead of seduction, he wants to be...friends.Â Â The white-hot attraction between them still sizzles, but Liam knows that winning Aubrey back won't happen in his bed. He'll have to convince her that he's more than the careless adrenaline junkie she believes him to be. Because when they kiss, Liam feels whole again...and he isn't ready to give her up without a fight.
Â©2016 Darcy Burke (P)2020 Tantor
From the best-selling author of Only One Life comes a story of true love that spans decades.Â Lillian Alexander has never understood why her twin sister hates her so much. Laylaâs animosity stems from childhood, from their motherâs death 27 years ago. But Lillian remembers nothing about that day. Why, if her motherâs death was an accident, does Lillian harbor guilt, as though she were somehowÂ to blame? Lillian discovers a thumb drive, marked for her eyes only, in her recently deceased fatherâs study. Grahamâs account of his stormy relationship with her mother stirs long-suppressed memories and divulges information about Lillianâs past that sets her on a journey of self-discovery.Â After a whirlwind courtship and fairy tale marriage, Grahamâs honeymoon with Ivy is short-lived. When tragedy strikes, Ivy sinks into the depths of despair, refusing to see anyone but her childhood best friend. Resentful of the strange hold Alice has over his wife, discouraged by Ivyâs persistent despondency, Graham turns elsewhere for comfort, spawning events that forever alter the course of their lives.Â When the Alexander sisters learn the family fortune is gone, the rift between Lillian and her sister deepens as Lillian fights to save her familyâs ancestral on Charlestonâs prestigious East Battery. Ghosts from the past resurface and truths are revealed, leading to a dramatic conclusion not soon forgotten.Â âThe story is endlessly intriguing, with enough plot turns that readers who predict one or two may still be surprised.... The ending befits this realistic portrayal of love, family, and all the complications those two often engender.... An absorbing fusion of a searing family drama with an unusual love story.â (Kirkus Reviews)
Â©2020 AHF Publishing LLC (P)2020 AHF Publishing LLC
Acclaimed for her novels of "delectably entertaining paranormal romantic suspense" (Booklist), the wildly popular alter ego of best-selling author Jayne Ann Krentz takes off on a star-dusted excursion to a rich civilization where danger and passion are just a heartbeat away.... Amaryllis Lark is one of the best psychic detectives on St. Helen's, the Earth colony recently cut off from the mother planet, yet not so very different from home.... Lucas Trent, the rugged head of Lodestar Exploration, isn't keen on the prim type - and from her crisp business suit to her cool evaluation of his request to bust a corporate thief, beautiful Amaryllis is excruciatingly proper.Â But when a bold hunch heats up into a twisting murder investigation, by-the-book Amaryllis must let her guard down and break some rules - and a red-hot love affair ignites. Now, as they race to solve a puzzle of deadly intrigue, no power - otherworldly or otherwise - can keep them apart.
Â©1996 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2018 Tantor
Dead men don't talk... There's nothing more deadly in a Louisiana bayou than the wildlife thriving in the dark green water and unbearable heat - except a cold-blooded killer with a body to hide.Â Â ...but witnesses do. There nothing more desperate than the witness to a murder - with but one option to keep her from a similar fate. Run far and fast and don't look back.
Â©2017 Sharon Sala (P)2019 Tantor
Duet audio, with a sexy French Canadian hero. (That accent!) Plus, a romantic bonus hockey story you won't want to miss...Â There are 1,016 people in the freshman class at Harkness College. I canât be the only socially awkward nerd girl virgin among them. Right? Itâs time I learn to talk to guys without blushing and stammering. So I take a confidence-building job at the student tutoring center. Twelve bucks an hour, plus human interaction. What could go wrong? A fun-loving French Canadian hockey hunk, thatâs what. When Pepe Gerault sits down at my tutoring table, my brain shuts off and my mouth goes right into hyperdrive. Even the sound of my name on his lips - Josephine - gives me a thrill. I want to hand him my V-card. But all I manage to hand him isâ¦my thesaurus. And my dignity. All seems lost, until I hatch a plan to get him aloneâ¦ Bonus: Lucky Shot, a Brooklyn Bruisers story, narrated by Emma Wilder
Â©2018 Sarina Bowen (P)2021 Sarina Bowen
Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost, and vowed that heâll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool's Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But heâs frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famousâ¦ assets. Firefighter Chantal (Charlie) Dixon grew up an ugly duckling beside her delicately beautiful mother, a feeling reinforced long ago by a man who left soul-deep scars. Now she has good friends, a solid job and the itch to start a family â yet she canât move toward the future while sheâs haunted by painful memories. Clay finds an unexpected ally, and unexpected temptation, in tomboyish Charlie, the only person who sees beyond his dazzling good looks to the real man beneath. But when Charlie comes to him with an indecent proposal, will they be able to overcome their pasts and find a love that lasts beyond one incredible summer?
Â©2012 Susan Mallery (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Sparks fly when the sister of the bride meets the brother of the groom in this brand-new Foolâs Gold love story.... Abby Hendrix would do anything to help with her beloved sisterâs wedding, even play tour guide to the off-puttingly brilliant - and unexpectedly gorgeous - brother of the groom. Sheâs a small-town schoolteacher; heâs a gifted surgeon. Nothing intimidating about that! Sheâll just ask him to help her plan a top-secret surprise for the wedding. No pressure.Â Joaquin Kincaid has always been book-smart and people-awkward, and Abbyâs sweet and social nature triggers an unexpected yearning inside him. His whole life, heâs been an outsider, while sheâs so popular sheâs able to convince an entire town to go along with her wild ideas. For the first time ever, heâs met a woman who accepts him as he is, quirks and all, and he feels himself falling in love. Could Abby love him, too? Or, when she discovers the real reason he came to Foolâs Gold, will he lose her forever? Donât miss Susan Malleryâs most irresistible novel yet, The Vineyard at Painted Moon, and join one woman as she searches for the perfect blend of love, family, and wine.Â Â
Â©2020 Susan Mallery (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
If you're having fun living your bachelor life in your Alaskan hometown and out of nowhere a woman shows up holding a baby she insists is yours, you need a plan - a birth plan.Â Â BP Step #1 - Lift your jaw off the floor.Â Â BP Step #2 - Figure out the baby's age - do the math.Â Â BP Step #3 - Try to remember the woman and, with any luck, her name.Â Â BP Step #4 - Double check that she's not confusing you with your twin brother.Â Â BP Step #5 - Ignore your five sisters' scowls as your entire family watches the drama unfold.Â Â There's only one thing you shouldn't do.Â Â BP Step #6 - Don't assume she's there because she wants your daughter to call you Daddy. You'll only end up disappointed.Â Â Time to figure out a new plan - one that changes her mind.
Â©2019 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2019 Piper Rayne Inc.
You might be wondering how youâll know when your playboy ways are coming to an end. For some, it might be an unexpected pregnancy (ahem...you know who). For others, it might be finally landing the one woman youâve always wanted (cough...I wonât mention any names).Â For me, it was the death of my mentor and the subsequent reading of his will. The signs were there. They always are. But I didnât notice them until it was too late, and my demise was complete.Â Demise sign number one: You find yourself thrust into the land of responsibility, and you donât immediately hightail it out of town. Demise sign number two: Despite being stuck with the worldâs biggest Jekyll & Hyde, some sadistic part of you actually enjoys spending time with her.Â Demise sign number three: Your family suddenly stops wanting to weigh in on every decision in your life.Â Demise sign number four: Somehow, you end up being the voice of reason in your tumultuous partnership. Demise sign number five: You start thinking of other people before yourself. Demise sign number six: You agree to put yourself in the middle of an Alaskan reality TV show that has both of you sleeping in the same tent.Â Â Demise complete.
Â©2019 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2019 Piper Rayne Inc.
Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He's big, he's strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can't handle. Of course, that's because his predatory instincts are no metaphor - he's a genuine, Grade-A, top-quality werewolf. There's only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent. Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse - it's the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she's not quite as innocent as she'd like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn't stop stoking Sarah's animal lust, it's only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed.
Â©2011 Cindy Roussos (P)2014 Tantor
In the small town of Donovan Grove, Anna Gunn's life is organized just the way she likes it: work from home, walks with her dog, Friday night drinks at the bar.Â Â But Anna's strict routine is challenged when the local bookstore is taken over by city slicker, Zoe Perez.Â Â Will Anna let Zoe into her life, despite the major disruption she will have to tolerate?Â Â And can Zoe look past Anna's eccentricity and embrace her unconventional behavior?Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Harper Bliss (P)2020 Tantor
The darkness closed around her. She tried to clear her vision, but there was no light, no noise, nothing. Only the emptiness, the echoing sound of being alone. Fear pulsed through her. The man had come out of nowhere. Who was he? Blinking away tears of frustration, in the pitch black she felt the floor and walls surrounding her. Cold. Steel. Bars.Â Detective Ellie Reeves heads into the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains when she wants to get lost - to forget the whispers chasing her and the past that keeps her up at night. Sheâs sick of having to prove herself to her small town.Â But hiking in the endless miles of woods isnât the escape she was hoping for. One night, as dusk falls, a gust of wind blows some petals on to Ellieâs path. Following the trail, she finds a golden-haired young woman dead on a bed of daffodils, with a note: Mondayâs child is fair of face.Â When Ellie emerges from the forest, there is a message on her phone. Someone has sent her a picture of her colleague, Officer Shondra Eastwood, with the words: Can you find her, Detective Reeves? Ellie is racked with guilt - while she was busy hiding from life a killer was on the loose, and he has taken her beloved friend.Â The wilderness, and its shadows, are the perfect hunting ground for a criminal - but what does the sinister nursery rhyme mean? It soon becomes clear when another dead woman, Tuesdayâs Child, is found.Â Ellie is up against a serial killer who will claim a victim for every day of the week, and in the next twenty-four hours there will be another body. As this ruthless murderer closes in on her, can she save more innocent women - and Shondra - from his clutches? Or will he get to Ellie first?Â An utterly gripping and completely breathless crime thriller for fans of Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh.Â
Â©2020 Rita Herron (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
If youâre a guy like me, and you find yourself having banged your sexy new boss - the school principal - in the back of your Jeep one drunken night, hereâs a few takeaways based on my experience.... Lesson One: Always get her full name.Â Lesson Two: Consider asking what she does for a living.Â Lesson Three: Find out why sheâs moved to town. Get details. Details are crucial.Â Lesson Four: Donât alter her bio in front of an auditorium of high school students unless you know she has a sense of humor for that sort of thing.Â Lesson Five: If you ignore Lesson Four, apologize instead of flirt when youâre sent to the principalâs office.Â Lesson Six: Never sleep with her again.Â Lesson Seven: Pay attention to this one - itâs the most important of them all. Donât fall for your one-night stand.Â Class dismissed.
Â©2019 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2019 Piper Rayne Inc.
Nico Merryweather is loud, cocky, and says exactly what he's thinking. People laugh it off because they think they know him. And Nico makes sure no one is close enough to learn the truth. With a new season starting, they'll all be watching Nico, the goalie, but they'll never know the man behind the mask. The mask that hides a diagnosis few take the time to understand. Aviva Pearce's life is a collection of bad days all wrapped up without a bow. If it can go wrong, it will. She isn't the type to waste time dwelling on her misfortunes or to give up, though. She's got too much fight in her. And she definitely doesn't have time to waste on the wildly sexy, showboating goaltender everyone wants. After being bullied as a child, Nico has worked hard keep up the illusion he's just like everyone else. But with Aviva, he's ready to take off his protective gear and score the most important goal of his life.
Â©2019 Toni Aleo (P)2020 Tantor
Susan Mallery, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Foolâs Gold romances, proves thereâs nowhere better than Happily Inc to rekindle first love. Silver Tesdal has a head for business and a mouth made for kissing, and banker Drew Lovato has his eye on both. But ever since he was dumb enough to let her go, sheâs kept him at a distance. When the bank turns her down for a loan, Drew sees a double opportunity - he can finance her brilliant, unique idea to rock Happily Incâs wedding industry and win back her trust. Despite her reputation, Silverâs not as tough as she seems. Losing Drew nearly destroyed her. Still, his kisses are as tempting as his offer to invest in her business. If she canât quite get over him, maybe she should get under him and knock him out of her system once and for all. But her best laid plans begin to unravel as Silver finds herself falling even harder than when they were high school sweethearts. That means sheâll have to come clean about the secret sheâs been hiding from him for years - and risk losing him forever.
Â©2018 Susan Mallery, Inc. (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Evelyn Tester is sleepwalking through her suburban life - until a late-night phone call startles her awake. Her husband, a prestigious psychiatrist, has been in an accident. And he isn't alone. Suddenly Evelyn's world isn't as tidy as she thought. And in the midst of it all is Juliette, not only her husband's secret lover but also his patient. If news of the affair were to get out, it would ruin more than just Evelyn's marriage. Although it's a bitter pill for Evelyn to swallow, protecting her family means staying silent - even if, as she begins to discover, the night of the accident has consequences far more dangerous than the unmasking of an affair. But the more Evelyn learns about Juliette's picture-perfect life - complete with a handsome, unsuspecting husband - the more she yearns for revenge...and satisfaction. Her growing obsession fuels her rage, burning away her complacency. What will be left of her after it flames out?
Â©2016 Victoria Helen Stone. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Heâll do anything to keep her safeâ¦for the rest of their lives. Romance and excitement tie the knot in Taken by Tuesday, the fifth book in Catherine Bybeeâs best-selling Weekday Brides series. Judy Gardner: College graduate Judy stands ready to conquer the worldâ¦if she can get a job. Hoping to transition from aspiring architect to famous architect as quickly as possible, the dark-haired beauty moves to LA, staying in the home of her celebrity brother, Michael Wolfe. But itâs hard for Judy to focus on work when the sexy bodyguard she fell for last summer keeps showing up in her life and leaving her breathless. Rick Evans: With his hard body, green eyes, and easy smile, Rick could have any woman he wants. But the Marine-turned- bodyguard only has eyes for Judy and her spitfire attitude. When a faceless villain attacks Judy, Rick will stop at nothing to protect the woman who opened his heart from the monster hunting her.
Â©2014 Catherine Bybee (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The son and stepdaughter of rival drug dealers, Chase Halloway and Allie Boden know the odds are stacked against them, but love doesn't care about odds. Love only wants to find a way. Chase Halloway knows he'll take over his father's empire when old Galt Halloway's done, but he has dreams. Plans that have nothing to do with the drug ring his father's so carefully built since Chase's mom died years ago. Untamed and unmoored, when he sees Allie for the first time he realizes maybe the future doesn't have to be so lonely. Protected by Chase during a blow-out brawl in her stepfather's bar, Allie can't believe the tattooed, muscled man who has eyes only for her really wants her...forever. With a past marred by her mother's death and a stepfather who won't let her leave for sinister reasons she doesn't understand, she wants to choose Chase and her own fate. Drawn together by an attraction so strong they can't find words for it, and unable to resist a physical temptation so strong they can't deny it, can Chase and Allie's love survive kidnapping, murder, false accusations and more? The Breaking Away Series Boxed Set contained the entire romantic suspense trilogy: Finding Allie, Chasing Allie, and Keeping Allie. Each is a full-length novel, and by the end of book three Chase and Allie get the happily ever after they so richly deserve.
Â©2015 Meli Raine (P)2017 Prosaic Press
When Debbie Watersonâs bicycle crashes into handsome doctor Pierluigi, she wonders if her luck has changed. Determinedly single after ending a long relationship, at last, a man worth bumping into!Â Inspired to visit Florence, she soon runs headlong into that old foe: reality. But is Pierluigi the man of her dreams? Then thereâs her booze-obsessed boss, his forbidding secretary, and her noisy inconsiderate neighbors. But could her luck be about to change? Will she find love after all?
Â©2018 T. A. Williams (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In the tomblike silence of an abandoned rock quarry, someone is trying to hide their dirty little secret - a secret that is about to be discovered.... FBI Special Agent Maggie OâDell is just starting a vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwenâs patients is missing on a trip to Connecticut. Can Maggie look into Joan Begleyâs disappearance? At first Maggie dismisses Gwenâs concern. But when the body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned rock quarry in Connecticut, Maggie heads to the small town on âunofficialâ business. Soon the shocking news surfaces that more bodies have been discovered, and Maggie is drawn into a case that confounds both local law enforcement and a seasoned criminal profiler like herself. But where is Joan Begley? Is she in fact the woman discovered buried in the quarry? Or is she the unwilling guest of a killer obsessed with possessing an unimaginable prize from his victims?
Â©2007 Alex Kava (P)2012 Audible, Inc
Posey Adler is coming home. After a devastating journey for what she mistakenly thought was true love, she is saying to hell with men and love forever. As the Nashville Assassins's new assistant coach for special teams, Posey is ready to focus on her job and have the attention on her for a change. She's been haunted by her place in her sister's shadow, but this is her chance to shine and force her family to take notice. But in order to make a name for herself, she's going to have to go toe-to-toe with her team's leading power play scorer. Boon Hoenes lives for special teams. The power play is his favorite thing about the game. He loves having that advantage over his opponent. And most of the time, it's his quick thinking that sends the puck to the back of the goal when he's on the ice. Off the ice, however, no amount of quick thinking prepared his heart for being dumped by his college sweetheart. Boon has sworn off women, but when Posey Adler comes onto his ice - and kicks him off his beloved power play - he decides she's one woman he doesn't want to swear off. They've both been hurt, but instead of going in for the penalty kill, Boon is ready to convince Posey their hearts are the secret to how they'll win. How they'll score the ultimate goal. A forever kind of love.
Â©2019 Toni Aleo (P)2020 Tantor
Top neurosurgeon Samantha Thomson needs to get married fast and is tightlipped as to why. And with over $200,000 on offer to tie the knot, no questions asked, cash-strapped ER nurse Hayden Perez isn't about to demand answers. The deal is only for a year of marriage, but Hayden's going into it knowing it will be a nightmare. Sam is complicated, rude, kind of cold, and someone Hayden barely tolerates at work, let alone wants to marry. The hardest part is that Hayden has to convince everyone around them that they're madly in love and that racing down the aisle together is all they've ever wanted. What could possibly go wrong? Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 G Benson (P)2018 Tantor
A go-to guide on how to confront, heal from, and ultimately thrive after the devastation of betrayal by a partner's compulsive sexual or other addictive behavior.Â This is the first guide specifically for partners affected by addictive behavior that addresses, in detail, how to identify, create, and maintain boundaries as a vital component of self-care and an indispensable tool for healing and growth.Â Through working the five-step boundary solution, partners will gain clarity, reduce the chaos inherent in relationships impacted by sex addiction, feel more empowered and in control of their lives, and discover whether or not their relationship with the addict is salvageable.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2016 Vicki Tidwell Palmer (P)2018 Tantor
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's classic blend of lighthearted humor and intense emotional conflict works its magic on two newcomers to the California town of Fool's Gold, which Library Journal calls "a setting so real and appealing readers will want to start scoping out real estate." Destiny Mills believes passion has its place - like in the lyrics of the country songs that made her parents famous. After a childhood full of drama and heartache, she wants a life that's calm. Safe. Everything that Kipling Gilmore isn't. Her temporary assignment with the Fool's Gold search and rescue team puts her in delicious proximity to the former world-class skier every day. Part of her aches to let go for once...the rest is terrified what'll happen if she does. Though an accident ended his career, Kipling still lives for thrills - and a hot fling with a gorgeous redhead like Destiny would be a welcome diversion. Yet beneath his new coworker's cool facade is a woman who needs more than he's ever given. With her, he's ready to take the risk. But love, like skiing, is all about trust - and before you soar, you have to be willing to fall.
Â©2015 Susan Mallery Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Susan Mallery welcomes you to Happily Inc, where true love isnât just for fairy tales.... Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb, and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass artist reveals his playful side, sending her inconvenient crush from under the radar to over the top. After a secret tore apart his family and made him question his sense of self, Ronan fled his hometown for Happily Inc, but the sunny small town canât fix his damaged heart. He wonât give in to his attraction for beautiful, perpetually cheerful Natalie. Sheâs untouched by darkness - or so he thinks. Natalie knows that when a heart goes through the flame, it comes out stronger. Life may not be a fairy tale, but sometimes dreams do come true. Why not this one? Why not tonight?
Â©2018 Susan Mallery, Inc. (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Susan Mallery, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Foolâs Gold romances, proves thereâs no place like Happily Inc. for the holidays.... Wynn Beauchene has a thriving business, a great kid, and a mildly embarrassing crush on the guy next door - local cop Garrick McCabe. Sheâs a strong, independent woman who canât help dreaming what-if about a man she barely knows. Until he needs her help.... Garrickâs pregnant daughter will be home for Christmas, and his house needs a womanâs touch. Garrick and his little girl were tight once, and heâs hoping a small-town Christmas will bring her back to him. But thawing his daughterâs frosty attitude will take more than a few twinkle lights. Maybe sharing the holiday with Wynn and her son will remind her of the joy of family. As the season works its magic on these wounded souls, Wynn realizes itâs time to stop punishing herself for a painful secret, while Garrick remains haunted by the ghosts of past mistakes. Will he allow Wynn to open the only gift she truly wants - his heart?Â Donât miss Susan Malleryâs most irresistible novel yet, The Vineyard at Painted Moon, and join one woman as she searches for the perfect blend of love, family, and wine.Â Hear more in the listener-favorite Happily Inc. series: You Say It First Second Chance Girl Why Not Tonight Not Quite over You Meant to Be Yours Happily This Christmas
Â©2020 Susan Mallery (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Your one-stop guide to caring for your avian companion Pet birds are intelligent, affectionate, and rewarding companions. No matter what bird you choose, you need to set up a happy home for him with the right stuff. You also need to keep your bird healthy by performing routine care and knowing what a healthy bird looks like and how he behaves. This friendly guide describes the birds that make the best pets, explains how to select the bird that's best for you, offers tips on bonding with your feathered friend, and provides expert advice on feeding and environmental enrichment that will keep these intelligent pets engaged. Choose the right bird based on your budget and lifestyle Create a bird-friendly environment that minimizes noise and mess Bond with your winged pet If you're ready for your love of birds to take flight, this book has everything you need.
Â©2021 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2021 Tantor
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery welcomes listeners back to Foolâs Gold, where a onetime fling could become the real thing.... Felicia Swift never dreamed sheâd hear a deep, sexy voice from her past in tiny Foolâs Gold, California. The last time Gideon Boylan whispered in her ear was half a world away...on the morning after the hottest night of her life. Her freaky smarts have limited her close friendships, and romance, but she came to Foolâs Gold looking for ordinary. Gorgeous, brooding Gideon is anything but that. Black Ops taught Gideon that love could be deadly. Now he pretends to fit in while keeping everyone at armâs length. Felicia wants more than he can give - a home, family, love - but she has a lot to learn about men...and Gideon needs to be the man to teach her. As these two misfits discover that passion isnât the only thing they have in common, they just might figure out that two of a kind should never be split apart.
Â©2013 Susan Mallery (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to - the Castle Ranch in Foolâs Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing couldâve prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that heâs finding Heidi - and life as a cowboy - much more compelling than he wants to admit. For Heidi, the Castle Ranch is the home sheâs always wanted. After a life on the road, the vivacious blonde has finally put down roots. She wonât give that up without a fight, not even for a man whose late-night kisses make her yearn to be a little lessâ¦wholesome. As the two turn from passionate adversaries to passionate, period, theyâll discover that summer love can last a lifetime.
Â©2012 Susan Mallery (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
An instant New York Times best seller âThe Friendship List is a must. Susan Mallery is at the top of her game." (Fresh Fiction) âMallery beautifully illustrates the power of female friendship and the importance of reaching for oneâs dreams. This irresistible, heartfelt story will appeal to romance readers and womenâs fiction fans alike.â (Publishers Weekly) âThe Friendship List is a sassy, sensuous tale about two women who discover their femininity for the first time.â (New York Journal of Books) âBest Book of August 2020.â (CNN.com) A witty, heartfelt, and irresistible story about two best friends determined to help one another shake things up and live life to the fullest in a summer that will change them forever. Susan Mallery, number-one New York Times best-selling author of California Girls and Sisters by Choice, has delivered the perfect escape about the power of female friendship and the importance of making your dreams come true.Â Single mom Ellen Fox couldn't be more content - until she overhears her son saying he can't go to his dream college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she's living hers. So Unity Leandre, her best friend since forever, creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too, but not because she needs to change. What's wrong with a 30-something widow still sleeping in her late husband's childhood bed?Â The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they're just fine. But somewhere between "wear three-inch heels" and "have sex with a gorgeous guy", Ellen and Unity discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, in a story filled with humor, heartache, and regrettable tattoos.Â Donât miss Susan Malleryâs most irresistible novel yet, The Vineyard at Painted Moon, and join one woman as she searches for the perfect blend of love, family, and wine.Â Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2020 Susan Mallery (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
My mother wants all her kids and grandkids to spend Christmas Eve at her house and wake up on Christmas morning together. Sounds reasonable, right? And it would be. If it werenât my mother. My husband, Declan, is protesting any involvement, though heâs openly intrigued by the idea of claiming his territory by having sex in my childhood bed. And by intrigued, I mean a series of really hot suggestions that make me whimper when I have to say no. Wait - why am I saying no, again? Mom has turned her house into a Christmas showcase that makes Frankenmuth look like the picked-over clearance rack at Target on December 26. You know those crazy people on Etsy who make felted gnomes out of belly-button lint and useâ¦a certain kind of hairâ¦to make thatched roofs on little decorative elf homes? Those people are saner than my mother. There is no force of nature stronger - or more emotionally volatile - than a 50-something grandmother determined to create holiday memories. Wait a minute. Maybe there is. My husband.
Â©2018 Julia Kent (P)2018 Prosaic Press
Return to Safe Haven, where a new beginning with your first love is only a heartbeat away.... Yasmin Tanner has devoted her life to making other peopleâs dreams come true. But between running Safe Havenâs womenâs center and caring for her brother, the long days - and lonely nights - are catching up with her...until Officer Liam OâDwyer knocks on her door. She had good reasons for breaking Liamâs heart all those years ago, but that hasnât made sharing their small town any easier. Sheâs missed him - thatâs painfully clear to her now. But thatâs not the only secret sheâs keeping from him.... Ever since Yasmin left, Liam has kept his head down and his chin up. But when a woman from Yasminâs womenâs center goes missing, leaving her teenage son alone, it hits home for Liam. Heâll do whatever it takes to reunite this family...even work closely with the one woman he canât forget. Yet as late summer days turn into cozy autumn nights rekindling the past, Liam suspects Yasmin is hiding something. And where her loyalties fall could mean the difference between lost love and a second chance at forever.
Â©2019 Lee Tobin McClain (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
Carter Billings: With sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, Carter could have any woman he wants. When he makes his bid for governor of California, he knows he must settle down and become a family man. His choice for a running mate between the sheets: matchmaker Eliza Havens. Eliza Havens: Elizaâs happy that her best friend has a wealthy, adoring husband. Itâs the husbandâs best friend - sexy, dashing Carter Billings - that drives her crazy. No man has ever squabbled with Eliza this muchâ¦or made her heart race this fast. Matching couples is how she earns a living, but long-held secrets mean getting married isnât an option. Until now.
Â©2013 Catherine Bybee (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Sandra "Dee" Daniels is a vampire's worst nightmare. Sure, she couldn't get up to five-six in the highest heels money can buy - not that she ever wears heels. But the monsters in her past and the stake in her boot are enough to keep most bloodsuckers interested in staying undead out of Baton Rouge. But there are changes afoot on her turf. Rumors are a Born Master is in town - a vampire so powerful he can make the streets run with blood. And a new face in Dee's dive bars and alleyways - Simon Chase, a strong, sexy shadow with a haunted past of his own. Simon knows a lot about the dark side of Dee's work. Because Simon also knows a secret that will change Dee's life - if she can live long enough to uncover it.
Â©2010 Cindy Roussos (P)2014 Tantor
Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens for Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. You'll hear hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more.Â Â Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular - and growing - pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens for Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. You'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds.Â Â Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guide provides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.
Â©2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor
A date with destiny. The moment she turns 25, Kayla Bedford is going to grab her trust-fund money and take off for Paris. She'll drink wine, read at quaint cafÃ©s, and meet a handsome prince who'll sweep her off her feet. It's been her dream since she was 12. And now she's so close to realizing it, she's counting down the days.Â But first she's got to do something for her boss-slash-landlord-slash-best-friend. Patrick is a handsome, caring vet. But he needs someone to love, even if he doesn't think so. Yet, just as she finds the perfect person to set him up with, Kayla gets a last-minute case of blinding jealousy. Does she have feelings for Patrick? Should she abandon her dreams to find out?Â And how can he hold her back if he feels the same?Â Free bonus story included in this volume!Â Â "Coming Unraveled", by Susan Mallery. When Robyn Mulligan's dreams of becoming a Broadway star give way to longing for her childhood home, she returns to Texas, running her grandmother's knitting store. But the handsome, hot-tempered T. J. Passman isn't making it easy on her. If he can learn to trust Robyn and overcome his tragic past, they just might discover a passion like no other.Â
Â©2016 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Montana Hendrix has found her calling: working with therapy dogs. With a career she loves in a hometown she adores, sheâs finally ready to look for her own happily ever after. Could one of her dogs help her find Mr. Right... or maybe Dr. Right? Surgeon Simon Bradley prefers the sterility of the hospital to the messiness of real life, especially when real life includes an accident-prone mutt and a woman whose kisses make him want what he knows he canât have. Scarred since childhood, he avoids emotional entanglement by moving from place to place to heal children who need his skillful touch. Can his growing feelings for Montana lead him to find a home in Foolâs Gold, or will he walk away, taking her broken heart with him?
Â©2011 Susan Mallery (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the worldâs elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankindâs insatiable appetite for natural resources. A strong narrative with several distinct voices propels the listener through this brave new world, painting a powerful and compelling vision of a society that promises everyone salvation with passage to an addictive, escapist alternative reality.
Â©2013 Matthew Mather (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense from sensational New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Linda Howard. For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who's after the members of his elite squad - and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lie low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet. The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau "Bo" Maran finally has her life figured out. She's got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn't need a mysterious man in her life - especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan. The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he's hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she's willing to give. And when Morgan's cover is blown, it might just cost her life.
Â©2016 Linda Howington (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
The New York Times best-selling author of the Fool's Gold romances invites you to visit Happily Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale. Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion leads only to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks - mainly the venue's captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won't let love consume him, for ecstasy with an expiration date, he's all in. Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can't turn the floundering business around, she'll have no choice but to cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds, working at the family's bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn't belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he's right - where she really belongs is in his arms.
Â©2017 Susan Mallery, Inc. (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Adam Winters has enough responsibility as the new head of the local Ghost Hunter Guild without being saddled with the family curse. Heâs convinced his recent nightmares and hallucinations will lead to him becoming a psychic rogue â unless he can find a stolen relic and a woman who can read dreamlight.
Marlowe Jones rides into his life on a motorcycle and with a dust bunny at her side. Though a descendant of the rival Arcane family, sheâs just what Adam needs: a psychic private investigator and dreamlight reader extraordinaire.
Together, amid the glowing catacombs and steamy underground jungles of Harmony, Adam and Marlowe must break the curse, save the entire underworld â and fight a passion that could destroy them both.
Â©2010 Jayne Castle (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"The world is a machine that produces endless surprises and mysteries layered on mysteries." "Wilderness," a darkly intriguing short story first published as an e-book original, was written as prelude to Dean Koontz's novel of mystery, suspense, and strange wonder - Innocence. Addison Goodheart was born in an isolated home surrounded by a deep forest, never known to his father, kept secret from everyone but his mother, who barely accepts him. Only in the woods, among the wildlife, is Addison truly welcome. Only there can he be at peace. Until the day he first knows terror, the day when his life changes radically and forever.... Twelve of the other fourteen short stories and novelettes included in this audio anthology were most recently reissued in a print collection entitled Strange Highways, published by Warner Books (1995). The other two - "The Scariest Thing I Know" (2000) first published in Martha Stewart Living magazine and "Hostage Situation" (2009) in The New York Times Summer Thriller series. Only the short work "Down in the Darkness," has ever been produced for audio.
Â©1995 Wilderness and Other Stories is a selection from Strange Highways copyright 1995 by Dean Koontz. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery is world renowned for her "insightful, funny, and poignant" stories (Booklist). With her brand-new Mischief Bay series, Susan brings to vivid color the story of three friends on the brink of a new life. Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there's a difference between being supportive and supporting her husband, who quit his job to write a screenplay she's never seen. He won't even help take care of their son, leaving Nicole to run the house and work full-time at her Mischief Bay Pilates studio. Can she say enough is enough without losing the man she loves? Sacrificing a personal life for her career is how Shannon Rigg rose to become vice president in her firm, but she wonders now whether she made the right choice. An exciting new relationship with a great guy convinces her that it might not be too late--until he drops a bombshell that has her questioning whether she can have it all. And if she can, does she want it? Although Pam Eiland has a beautiful house and a husband she adores, she feels...restless. She wonders who a stay-at-home mom becomes after the kids are grown. Finding sexy new ways to surprise her husband brings the heat and the humor back to their marriage, but when unexpected change turns her life upside down, she'll have to redefine herself. Again. Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, three very different women will discover that friends can become family, and that life is richer with sisters at your side.
Â©2015 Susan Mallery, Inc. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Back in high school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then sheâd stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times - until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything theyâd ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Foolâs Gold, California â forever, she thoughtâ¦. Now Liz must return to town and face the man who doesnât know of their sonâs existence. And this time, she wonât have the option of making a quick getaway. Ethan and Liz canât deny their passionate attraction, even after all these years. But will their desire be enough to spark a second chance at love?
Â©2010 Suan Mallery (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
When Pia OâBrianâs best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesnât think sheâs meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day. A former foster-care kid now rich beyond his wildest dreams, Raoul Moreno runs a camp for needy children in Foolâs Gold, California. After his last relationship, Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment. Still, he canât get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind - and proposes a crazy plan. But can such an unconventional beginning really result in the perfect ending?
Â©2010 Susan Mallery (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Wedding bells are ringing in Foolâs Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that theyâve seen each other naked, but sheâll never forget the way he broke her heart. Tucker Janack agrees to Nevadaâs âbusiness onlyâ ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken. Will either of them be willing to try again...or will their past get in the way?
Â©2011 Susan Mallery (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Year 1495: In the medieval city of Zons, head of the City Guard, Bastian MÃ¼hlenberg, wonders how a place so idyllic could produce yet another vicious serial killer. From the shocking state of each new victim's body, MÃ¼hlenberg determines the latest madman's weapon of choice is a golden sickle. The hunt for the killer leads him into an underground maze in search of a treasure chest that his old friend Father Johannes guards the keys to. Can MÃ¼hlenberg beat the next swing of the sickle?
Present day: The last time he worked a serial killer case, Zons detective Oliver Bergmann found assistance - and love - in the form of journalist Emily Richter. Together they had solved a fatal puzzle by scouring Bastian MÃ¼hlenberg's centuries-old notes, but apparently there's more than one murderous history buff in Zons. When Emily's best friend becomes a target, they must find what escaped their careful eyes in the last investigation - before the current killer fulfills his ghastly plan.
Â©2013 Catherine Shepherd (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation Â© 2016 Julia A. Knobloch
Let Chalene Johnson turbocharge your habits, your diet, and your life with the updated, enhanced edition of PUSH. With a brand new chapter, PUSH distills Charlene's hard-earned wisdom and expertise into a totally unique 30-day system that will help you reset your priorities, develop new habits, and lose weight for good. Chalene gives you the life-changing tools you need to change your habits with 30 days of practical steps that include pinpointing goals, reverse-engineering a course of action to achieve them, and kicking the clutter - whether that means junk food, draining exercise regimens, or toxic relationships. In one month, you will learn how to create layers of accountability and support so that success is your only option. PUSH also includes 30 ridiculously easy and delicious Throw-and-Go Recipes that Chalene (a self-confessed mess in the kitchen) created herself. And, of course, no book from Charlene is complete without her Bangin' Body Workout: the key moves you need for total body fitness - for life! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2012 Chalene Johnson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Fayrene Hopkins may be only twenty-four years old, but she runs her own business and has big plans - plans that don't involve falling in love yet. She's determined to make her mark on the world before settling down. She thinks she's got life all figured out - until she meets Ryan Patterson on her latest job. Fayrene senses his interest in her, and she has to admit he gets her pulse racing. Luckily, starting a relationship with Ryan is safe - he's leaving Fool's Gold when his work contract is up. Ryan has goals of his own and a job waiting for him in Texas. He doesn't expect to get waylaid by a sassy blonde and a cozy town. But what started out as temporary is starting to look like the real thing. If only he can convince Fayrene that some plans are made to be broken.
Â©2013 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery comes the story of secret desires finally fulfilledâ¦. After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry keeps the world at arm's length - a challenge now that his PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool's Gold, California. Larissa Owens knows where she stands - Jack sees her as just another one of the guys. No matter what her heart wishes, Jack's her boss, not her boyfriend. But then Larissa's big secret is revealedâ¦ by her mother! When Jack discovers the truth about Larissa's feelings, her touch suddenly becomes tantalizing, and he's not sure he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow. Friendship or true love - will Jack go for the ultimate play?
Â©2014 Susan Macias Redmond. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller that People Magazine calls "a poignant, addictive read." From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters. Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn't have a spontaneous bone in her body. With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris - Morgan's husband, Clara's father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara. While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she's been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
Â©2019 Colleen Hoover (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Silent tears trickle down her cheeks as she curls inside the tiny cave-like space. She lies on her side, darkness all around her, rubbing her fingers over the little wooden doll heâd carved. He told her to be quiet, not to cry or scream. Not to be a baby. Her throat was raw, her eyes swollen shut. She wanted her mommy and daddy. She wanted to go home.Â When Penny Matthews, a seven-year-old girl with blonde curls and a gap-toothed smile, goes missing in the Appalachian mountains, Detective Ellie Reeves is called straight to the scene. According to Pennyâs parents, their daughter vanished after a picnic by the creek. All thatâs left behind is a pink friendship bracelet etched with âPennyâ.Â Ellie knows all too well that the mountainsâ endless miles of dark forest and winding rivers are the perfect place for a criminal to hide. Racing against the rapidly setting sun and a brutal winter storm on the horizon, she searches desperately for Penny.Â Special Agent Derrick Fox is determined to join the hunt. His younger sister, Kim, disappeared in the same area 25 years ago - on the day he was meant to be watching her. Heâs certain the cases are linked and that more than a dozen girls have vanished in the last decade. Ellie refuses to believe that their tight-knit mountain community could be home to a deadly criminal, but even she canât deny the similarities in the cases. And when they discover the remains of a small body buried with a carved wooden doll, itâs clear theyâre up against a deadly serial killer preying on innocent little girls.Â As the temperature plunges, Pennyâs life hangs in the balance. Most people who get lost in the woods never make it out alive. Can Ellie and Derrick defy the odds and find out the truth about all the stolen girls? Or will the mountain, and its twisted killer, claim another victim?Â
Â©2020 Rita Herron (P)2020 Bookouture
Can the road to the top take you on a path to love? After 10 years abroad, Alexandra "Ali" Lennox's father asks her to move back to Los Angeles to head the family company, Lennox Breweries.Â Â The company's COO, Jill Gold, has dedicated 20 years of her life to Lennox Breweries and is not amused when she's asked to mentor Ali, who she considers to be nothing more than a privileged trust-fund brat. Even though they don't see eye to eye, Ali and Jill will have to learn to trust each other for the sake of the company - and each other.Â Â Can Jill change her mind about Ali's smug entitlement? And will Ali be able to come to terms with the past hurt that drove her away from LA in the first place?Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Harper Bliss (P)2020 Tantor
A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physique - which her workaholic husband fails to notice. A boy waits at a bus stop, mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon - until an old man shows him they hold the secret to flying. A woman working in a clothing boutique waits endlessly on a customer who won't come out of the fitting room - and who may or may not be human. A newlywed notices her husband's features are beginning to slide around his face - to match her own. In these 11 stories, the individuals who lift the curtains of their orderly homes and workplaces are confronted with the bizarre, the grotesque, the fantastic, the alien - and through it, find a way to liberation. The Lonesome Bodybuilder is the English-language debut of one of Japan's most fearlessly inventive young writers. BBC Culture Magazine Pick Akutagawa Prize Kenzaburo Oe Prize Vulture.com Pick Nylon Magazine Pick Millions.com Pick Huffington Post Pick Bustle Pick
Â©2018 Yukiko Motoya (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Ever meet a hot billionaire while your hand's in a toilet in the men's room of one of his stores? No? So it really is just me. Hmm. When you're a mystery shopper, you get paid to humiliate yourself, all in the name of improving customer service. Romance isn't in my job description. But the day I met Declan McCormick it was love at first flush. Until I nearly castrated him with my EpiPen. How Hot Guy and Toilet Girl became an item involves my crazy mom, a trip to the ER, my homicidal cat, my fake wife, and true love. Don't look at me like that. I'm just doing my job. I'm shopping for a billionaire. The Shopping for a Billionaire collection from New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent is a hilarious romantic comedy with heart, heat, and laughs. This boxed set contains the previously published Shopping for a Billionaire 1, Shopping for a Billionaire 2, Shopping for a Billionaire 3, Shopping for a Billionaire 4, and Christmas Shopping for a Billionaire.
Â©2015 Julia Kent (P)2016 Julia Kent
Within the pages of very rare books, some centuries old, lie the secrets of the paranormal. Abby Radwellâs unusual psychic talent has made her an expert in such volumes - and sometimes taken her into dangerous territory. After a deadly incident in the private library of an obsessive collector, Abby receives a blackmail threat, and rumors swirl that an old alchemical text known as The Key has reappeared on the black market. A number of ruthless people are searching for the book. Some believe that Abby can find it for them. Abby wants no part of it. But the pressure mounts after a rare-book dealer dies mysteriously. Convinced that she needs an investigator who can also play bodyguard, Abby hires Sam Coppersmith, an expert in paranormal crystals and amber - âhot rocks.â Passion flares immediately between them, yet neither entirely trusts the other. Both are concealing secrets. Both have their own agendas. Sam concludes that the only way to keep Abby safe is to take her to property owned by his rich and reclusive family - a compound in the small town of Copper Beach, on a private island. But small towns are no safer than large cities when it comes to dealing with a killer who has paranormal talents, and a blackmailer who will stop at nothing to obtain an ancient alchemical code....
Â©2012 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
There's nowhere better to spend the holidays than with New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery in the town of Fool's Gold, where love is always waiting to be unwrapped.... Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of every minute. That's why she ditched a frustrating legal career to open her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush. Gabriel's memories of Christmas past contain more sour grapes than sugarplums, thanks to a drill sergeant father who ran his home like a boot camp. Spending the holidays with his family while he recuperates from injury sounds as appetizing as last year's eggnog. Still, there are some enjoyable distractions in town, including sunny, sexy Noelleâ¦and the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can't stop sharing. Gabriel didn't think he was made for happily-ever-afters. But when fate hands you a love as sweet and surprising as this, only a fool could refuse....
Â©2013 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Thereâs never been a better time to be a woman. We live in an era when girls are told they can do anything. So why arenât we seeing more women rising to the top ranks of corporations and the government? Why donât our girls have more women in leadership roles to look up to? Women Who Donât Wait in Line is an urgent wake-up call from politico and activist Reshma Saujani. The former New York City Deputy Public Advocate and founder of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code argues that aversion to risk and failure is the final hurdle holding women back in the workplace. Saujani advocates a new model of female leadership based on sponsorship - where women encourage each other to compete, take risks, embrace failure, and lift each other up personally and professionally. Woven throughout the book are lessons and stories from accomplished women like Susan Lyne, Randi Zuckerberg, Mika Brzezinski, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, who have faced roadblocks and overcome them by forging new paths, being unapologetically ambitious, and never taking no for an answer. Listeners are also offered a glimpse into Saujaniâs personal story, including her immigrant upbringing and the insights she gleaned from running a spirited campaign for US Congress in 2010. Above all else, Women Who Donât Wait in Line is an inspiring call from a woman who is still deep in the trenches. Saujani aims to ignite her fellow women - and enlist them in remaking America.
Â©2013 Reshma Saujani (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
When Katie McCormick finds out that her sister is marrying her ex, she finally agrees to a setup for the big day. To her surprise, Jackson is a catch. But when wedding catastrophe ensues, will their sparks fizzle or ignite into flames?
Â©2010 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger - and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
Â©2012 Julie Garwood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Gwen Frazier is no stranger to ghosts. She sees them in pools of water, windows, mirrors - any reflective surface - at the scene of violent deaths. But finding justice for the dead is something sheâs not trained to do and a luxury she canât afford. What pays the bills is her work as a psychic counselor who sees auras and interprets dreams. The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings Gwen back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather forget. Two years ago, a killer stalked the members of one of Ballingerâs research studies - including Gwen. She survived, but two others didnât, though the deaths were attributed to natural causes. The apparent suicide of the killer closed the case, yet Gwen knows otherwise. And now, sheâs a suspect. Enter Judson Coppersmith - a man of startling power and disturbing energy. Sent by a friend to help Gwen, the psychic investigator arrives in Wilby barely in control of his own talent and his own life, haunted by urgent dreams. His attraction to Gwen is primal, but there are secrets he must keep to protect himself from surrendering to her completely. As their investigation into deaths past and present draws them ever closer to danger, Gwen finds herself going too far - into dreamscapes, into decades of deception, and into the fires of a desire too strong to resist....
Â©2012 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Iâve always loved my body, and now I love it even more because it fits how I feel." - Jessy "Learn your pronouns because I donât want to have to slap somebody tonight." - Christina âTransition? Everyone goes through one kind of transition or another. We go through transitions every day. Except mine is maybe a little more extreme." - Mariah "Being trans is not the next step to being gay. They are similar in that they are both breaking gender rules." - Cameron "When people say I look male or female, it messes up my head. - Nat "My family was okay with me being gay, but trans was a different issue for them. I think a lot of it was because they had no experience with it." - Luke In Beyond Magenta, six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community.
Â©2014 Susan Kuklin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Faith Neilson, survivor of an abusive marriage, has finally discovered her life's passion. She's established a shelter for women in crisis - not only for homeless women, but also for those who are suffering from abuse, dealing with addiction, or coping with grief over the loss of a loved one. Faith's mission, when she opens her doors, is to help the residents mend their broken hearts. In the midst of that challenge, she struggles to find additional funding to keep her program afloat while balancing the demands of career and home. This stand-alone spin-off of the best-selling Sweeney Sisters series presents a cast of memorable characters: Tilda, who is convinced she has Alzheimer's; Molly, a street-smart homeless woman who has an endearing childlike quality; Caroline, whose gardening hobby has become an obsession since the death of her son; and Jenny, a young woman whose anger at her husband for having an affair with her best friend has spiraled out of control. Join these women in their day-to-day lives as they endeavor to move from uncertainty toward independence. When the actions of a young resident's abusive stepfather threaten the residents' lives, as well as the future of the shelter, tension mounts and bonds of friendship are tested in a dramatic conclusion.
Â©2019 Ashley Farley (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The seventh and final tale in the dazzling, heartwarming, and pulse-racing Weekday Brides series. Gabriella Masini: She's a woman haunted by her past, with the scars to prove it. She believes that fairy tales are for other people. An elite matchmaker at Alliance, she's great at crunching numbers, but something doesn't add up with her latest prospective client: a billionaire bad boy with his own secrets. When Gabi refuses to be his temporary wife, Hunter forces her hand with an offer she can't refuse. But marriage to a man like that could never last...or could it? Hunter Blackwell: Only his bank account is bigger than his ruthless ability to obtain anything he wants. These days, he has a secret reason to settle down, at least for a while - and he thinks the sensual and sassy Gabi will fit the bill perfectly. But when their marriage of convenience becomes downright dangerous, Hunter must decide how far to take his vow to honor and protect Gabi forever.
Â©2015 Catherine Bybee (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
For fans of Dorothea Benton Frank, Her Sister's Shoes is a contemporary women's novel that explores and proves the healing power of family. Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister's Shoes is the story of three sisters - Samantha, Jackie, and Faith - who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves. Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a wheelchair, she loses her carefully constructed self-control. In the after-gloom of her dreaded 50th birthday and the discovery of her husband's infidelity, Jackie realizes she must reconnect with her former self to find the happiness she needs to move forward. Faith lacks the courage to stand up to her abusive husband. She turns to her sisters for help, placing all their lives at risk. In the midst of their individual challenges, the Sweeney sisters must cope with their mother's mental decline. Is Lovie in the early stages of Alzheimer's, or is her odd behavior normal for a woman her age? No one, including Lovie, understands her obsession with a rusty key she wears around her neck.
Â©2015 Ashley Farley (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
The hour when dreams turn into nightmares... Hosted by the Contessa della Trieste, an opulent Carnevale ball in Venice takes a terrifying turn for American book critic Jordan Riley. As festivity turns into frenzy, Jordan is rescued by a powerful man disguised as a wolf. But was the mayhem she witnessed - the blood, the fangs, the screams - truly just entertainment, or something far more sinister? And pleasure beckons from beyond... From a deconsecrated Venetian church to a secret society in New Orleans, Jordan is led on a nightmare journey to the razorâs edge of reality. Her mysterious savior is always a shadow behind her, both tormenting and tantalizing her, as Jordan discovers a world of predators and survivors, a new order of vampires - and an eternal hunger that threatens to consume her.
Â©2013 Heather Graham (P)2013 Brilliance Audio
He wonât hesitate to put his life on the line...but will he ever risk his heart? Falling for Justice Garrett was a high point in Patience McGrawâs otherwise awkward adolescence. Even after he disappeared, Patience never forgot the boy who captured her heart. Now, heâs back in Foolâs Gold, California, and her passion for him is as strong as ever. But how can she trust that he wonât abandon her again - and her daughter, too?When bodyguard Justice Garrett was a young man, witness protection brought him to this idyllic town and he never forgot its warmth, or the sweet beauty of his childhood friend. Heâs returned to open a defense academy, and the Patience he once knew is all grown up. He canât resist her smile, or her curves. But Justiceâs past doesnât make him husband, or father, material. Patience and Justice think theyâll succumb to just one kiss.... Then one more.... Okay, just one night together. But they might learn that falling in love is beyond anyoneâs control.
Â©2013 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, heâs determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancherâs wife. And the fiery, pint-size redhead who dazzles him at the local bar definitely does not fit the bill. Small-town librarian Annabelle Weiss has always seen herself as more of a sweetheart than a siren, so she canât understand why Shane keeps pushing her away. Shane has formed the totally wrong impression of her, but only he can help her with a special event for the next Foolâs Gold festival. And maybe while heâs at it, she can convince him to teach her a few things about kissing on hot summer nights, too - some lessons, a girl shouldnât learn from reading a book!
Â©2012 Susan Mallery (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A Wall Street Journal bestseller. Known is the fifth book in Bone Secrets, the multimillion-copy bestselling series. After a brutal snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains, Chris Jacobs discovers two things he never expected to see: the charred shell of a cabin, and Gianna Trask and her sixteen-year-old daughter huddled in an SUV, having barely escaped from their burning vacation rental. Still scarred from a childhood ordeal, Chris knows thereâs something sinister about the scene - itâs the stench of burned flesh. Forced to wait out the blizzard in their rescuerâs retreat, medical examiner Gianna Trask wonders if her hidden past has finally caught up with her. When a body is found in the destroyed cabinâs ashes and a forest ranger is brutally murdered, both Gianna and Chris must confront their secrets if they want to escape the violent threat lurking outside. In the fifth book in the Bone Secrets series, Kendra Elliot leads listeners on a dangerous, twisting journey of two lives forever changed by a fiery snowstorm in the mountains.
Â©2016 Kendra Elliot (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
When a famous music producer moves to Lake Starlight it canât just be a coincidence. Itâs the universe helping to move things along in the right direction so that Griffin Thorne can discover me. I have to confess - Iâll do whatever it takes to make that happen. Confession number one: I may have overhead that he was in search of a nanny. What can I say? My brother has a big mouth. Confession number two: Itâs possible I helped along the assumption that I had nanny experience. Hey, babysitting my nieces and nephew counts, right? Confession number three: Thereâs a good chance I oversold my qualifications. But my Grandma Dori backed me up, so itâs not completely my fault. And it worked. He hired me. Only for me to find out that he left the business. I guess itâs on to Plan B. When he accidentally overhears me singing, I expect nothing from him. Then he asks to work with me on a song for our townâs Founderâs Day Parade and it feels like a dream come true. Until... Confession #4: Iâve fallen for him.
Â©2019 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2019 Piper Rayne Inc.
To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy - until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner! Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily ever after only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite what he expected, and "ordinary" Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. And Madeline finds Jonny in real life even more captivating than her celebrity crush. But will the action star be brave enough to risk his heart and step into the role of a lifetime?
Â©2015 Susan Mallery (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
For Noreen, Tess, and Rosie, walking the beach together every day has been everything. But after all those steps forward, the Wildwater Walking Club is doing some serious backsliding. Now they're dodging each other in the neighborhood, and Noreen is spending time working on pints of Ben & Jerry's instead of her romance with Rick, the also-lost boyfriend she met at career counseling.Â A new adventure might be just what they need. Their destination: Provence, the ultimate lavender trip. It turns into the trip of a lifetime, filled with Van Gogh and vineyards, wine and chocolate, plus lavender and more lavender. Join Noreen, Rosie, and Tess as they get back on track!Â
Â©2019 Claire Cook (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
In War Dogs, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs' special abilities - from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. The history of dogs in the U.S. military is long and rich, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs who lead patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel interviewed not only handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq but also top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In a post-9/11 world rife with terrorist threats, nothing is more effective than a bomb-sniffing dog and his handler. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving audiobook is a must-listen for all dog lovers-military and otherwise.
Â©2014 Rebecca Frankel (P)2014 Tantor
Linda Davisâs local fabric shop is a place where women gather to share their creations: quilts commemorating important events in their lives. Wedding quilts, baby quilts, memorial quilts - each is bound tight with dreams, hopes, and yearnings. Now, as her only child readies for college, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mom? What will become of her days? Of her marriage? Mother and daughter decide to share one last adventure together - a cross-country road trip to move Molly into her dorm. As they wend their way through the heart of the country, Linda stitches together the scraps that make up Mollyâs young life. And in the quilting of each bit of fabric - the hem of a christening gown, a snippet from a Halloween costume - Linda discovers that the memories of a shared journey can come together in a way that will keep them both warm in the years to come....
Â©2011 Susan Wiggs (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The grass is always greener on your sister's side of the fence.... Divorce left Harper Szymanski with a name no one can spell, a house she can't afford, and a teenage daughter who's pulling away. With her fledgling virtual-assistant business, she's scrambling to maintain her overbearing mother's ridiculous Susie Homemaker standards and still pay the bills, thanks to clients like Lucas, the annoying playboy cop who claims he hangs around for Harper's fresh-baked cookies. Spending half her life in school hasn't prepared Dr. Stacey Bloom for her most daunting challenge - motherhood. She didn't inherit the nurturing gene like Harper and is in deep denial that a baby is coming. Worse, her mother will be horrified to learn that Stacey's husband plans to be a stay-at-home dad...assuming Stacey can first find the courage to tell Mom she's already six months pregnant. Separately they may be a mess, but together Harper and Stacey can survive anything - their indomitable mother, overwhelming maternity stores, and ex's weddings. Sisters Like Us is a delightful look at sisters, mothers, and daughters in today's fast-paced world, told with Susan Mallery's trademark warmth and humor.
Â©2018 Susan Mallery, Inc. (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
After overcoming their difficulties in Two Hearts Together, Anna and Zoe are nurturing their relationship, letting it grow slowly but surely.Â When a surprise visitor shows up in Donovan Grove, things threaten to go off course.Â Or will the unexpected circumstances help Anna and Zoe grow closer to each other?Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Harper Bliss (P)2020 Tantor
An arresting collection of short stories, reminiscent of Shirley Jackson and Julio Cortazar, by an exciting new international talent.
Â©2017 Mariana Enriquez (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Joanna's life in Japan is perfect. She sings in a successful nightclub that she owns. At night she's plagued by the dream of a man with a needle and feelings of being violated. She meets fellow American Alex Hunter, who helps Joanna awaken to the fact that she's not who she thinks she is.
Â©2009 Dean Koontz (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Accident, suicide, or murder? On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find Kristin Rossum sobbing. Her husband, Greg de Villers, wasn't breathing, and she claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning that she was leaving him. But family and friends weren't buying Kristin's story - particularly the idea that Greg would take his own life. American Beauty The daughter of a well-to-do California family, Rossum was a brainy blonde beauty whose talent for toxicology had won her a post at the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office. But her sweet smile masked a dark side. Toxic Passion At the time of her husband's death, Rossum was engaged in an illicit affair with her married boss. Investigators found that the Medical Examiner's Office was missing supplies of meth and fentanyl, the narcotic that had killed her husband. With each clue discovered, another piece of Rossum's "good girl" facade fell away. What the world would eventually see was the true face of a murderer - and the hand of justice.
Â©2005 Caitlin Rother (P)2016 Tantor
Meet the Mitchell brothers of Fool's Gold, California - five gorgeous men who've left a trail of broken hearts in their wake.â¦ Maya Farlow learned the hard way to depend only on herself, so when she fell too deeply for the bad-boy charms of Del Mitchell, she did the only thing she could - she ran. Stunned, Del left Fool's Gold to make his name and fortune in extreme sports. Now ten years later, Maya's been hired to promote her hometown's new slogan, The Destination for Romance. The celebrity spokesman is none other than Del, the man she dumped but never forgot. Awkward! Although Del's not the type to hold a grudge, he's determined to avoid falling a second time for the woman who broke his heart. He's a daredevil, not an idiot. Trouble is, in all his adventures he never found a rush as exhilarating as Maya's kiss. Maybe risking his heart will prove to be the biggest thrill of all.â¦
Â©2015 Susan Mallery, Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In this incisive short story about memory and the limits of self-perception, the New York Times bestselling author of Rodham and Prep reflects on motherhood, gender, power dynamics, and the lingering effects of the past. Emily appears to have it all: professional success and a sweet family life. But when her promotion causes her family to relocate to a new city, the move unexpectedly stirs up unpleasant memories of Jack Olney, the handsome jock who bullied her during college. As Emily sorts through her recollections and past humiliations, she decides to reach out to her old dorm mates. Do they remember her? Are they happy? And whatever happened to Jack? With piercing emotional truth, Curtis Sittenfeld explores the indignities we canât ever seem to shake - and the pitfalls of self-reflection.
Â©2020 Curtis Sittenfeld. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Life is meant to be savored, but thatâs not easy with no family, limited prospects, and a past youâd rather not talk about. Still, Callie Smith doesnât know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister - Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth, and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise 12-year-old. Callie doesnât love being alone, but at least itâs safe. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life. But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. He was clever enough to turn a sleepy Seattle mail-order food catalog into an Online gourmet powerhouse, yet he canât figure out how to help his new sisters feel secure. Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of love. But love isnât Malcolmâs strong suit...until a beautiful barista teaches him that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more. In this emotional, funny, and heartfelt story, Susan Mallery masterfully explores the definition of a modern family - blended by surprise, not by choice - and how those complicated relationships can add unexpected richness to life.
Â©2018 Susan Mallery, Inc. (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Starting over means looking back for a mother and daughter on the road to reinventing themselves in a moving novel about family secrets and second chances by Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jamie Beck. Seventeen years ago, two pink stripes on a pregnancy test changed Anne Sullivanâs life. She abandoned her artistic ambitions, married her college sweetheart before graduation, and - like the mother she lost in childhood - devoted herself to her family. To say she didnât see the divorce coming is an understatement. Now, eager to distance herself from her ex and his lover, she moves with her troubled daughter, Katy, to the quaint bayside town of Potomac Point, where she spent her childhood summers. But her fresh start stalls when the contractor and onetime love interest renovating her grandparentsâ old house discovers a vintage recipe box containing hints about her beloved grandmotherâs hidden past. Anne is drawn into exploring the mysterious clues about the woman whose memory is fading, while also helping her daughter manage a rocky adjustment to a new school. When uncovered secrets shatter past beliefs, each woman must confront her deepest fears in order to learn itâs never too late to live her best life.
Â©2020 Write Ideas, LLC. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Widely hailed as a revelation of a "lost" golden age, this history brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain, where, for more than seven centuries, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and literature, science, and the arts flourished.
Â©2002 MarÃa Rosa Menocal (P)2017 Tantor
Karen Jones The petite blonde married a Hollywood star, yet sheâs the one who spends every day playing a part: the part of a happy wife. A year ago, she agreed to wed a famous actor to defuse rumors about his personal life. Now, her divorce sits just around the corner, along with a five million dollar payout. However, as she prepares to exit her fake marriage gracefully, her drop-dead-gorgeous brother-in-law walks through the doorâ¦and into her heart. Dark-haired, blue-eyed hunk Zach crashes Michael and Karenâs fancy one-year anniversary party, determined to meet the wife his brother hid from their family. But sparks fly the moment he and Karen see each other. When the famous couple decides to visit the whole Gardner clan, Karen must keep Michaelâs secret under wraps in front of his questioning relativesâ¦including Zach, the man who could be the real love of her life.
Â©2014 Catherine Bybee (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
She swore off love forever...but he just might change her mind. The sixth sweet, thrilling book in the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling Weekday Brides series from Catherine Bybee. Meg Rosenthal: Matchmaker by day, realist by night, Meg is not about to get swept away by a charming, darkly handsome businessman in a designer suit. She's come to a beautiful, secluded resort to evaluate the private island's potential for her agency, not to ogle its owner. But there's something about the magnetic man that's hard to resist, even for a woman who refuses to fall in love. Valentino Masini: A successful and drop-dead sexy businessman, Valentino is used to having the finer things in life. Yet he's never wanted someone the way he wants Meg, who's stirring up a hurricane of trouble in his heart. But just as he decides to convince her to stay, someone else decides it might be time to get Meg off the island...permanently.
Â©2015 Catherine Bybee (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The series continues with a zany post-Vegas-wedding mess where Andrew and Amanda have to figure out who they married (book nine), the chauffeur/bodyguard has his own second-chance romance (book 10), and Shannon and Declan have a honeymoon with a lot of, erm...bite (book 11). How could you go wrong with so much laughter, heart, and plenty of steamy romance? The New York Times best-selling Shopping for a Billionaire series continues in this giant boxed set that includes books nine (Shopping for a CEO's Fiancee), 10 (Shopping for an Heir), and 11 (Shopping for a Billionaire's Honeymoon).
Â©2019 Julia Kent (P)2019 Julia Kent
A motherâs greatest wish - or worst nightmare - comes true in this chilling novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. Tina Evans has spent a year suffering from incredible heartache since her son Danny's tragic death. But now, with her Vegas show about to premiere, Tina can think of no better time for a fresh start. Maybe she can finally move on and put her grief behind her. Only there is a message for Tina, scrawled on the chalkboard in Danny's room: NOT DEAD. Two words that send her on a terrifying journey from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the cold shadows of the High Sierras, where she uncovers a terrible secret...
Â©1981 by Leigh Nichols, 1996 by Nkui, Inc. (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
He is addicted to his phone and his new role as CEO. Iâm addicted to getting some on my own honeymoon. One of these things is not like the other. I am pretty sure a serial killerâs lair is the only place in the world where I could stash my new husband so he canât manage the acquisition of our new company. And that seems a little drastic. But only a little. All I want is one week alone with him. Hours in bed, legs tangled together in ecstasy, room service and long walks on the beach in Hawaii. Not vying for his kisses around a Bluetooth microphone. The Borg arenât sexy in real life. So Iâm taking matters into my own hands and hitting ârebootâ on our honeymoon. Weâre going to a place so remote that no one can find us. Not even my mother.
Â©2017 Julia Kent (P)2017 Julia Kent
Her townâs lack of men may make headlines, but it isnât news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Foolâs Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town. Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers â the perfect contestants â off the show. Despite Dakotaâs better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesnât dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.
Â©2011 Susan Mallery (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
An assignment has just turned interesting for GFI investigator Malachi Whitetail. When a shy, mousy woman walks into his local diner, it takes him a minute to recognize her as an employee of the real estate office he's been monitoring. Not a believer in coincidence, Mal decides a closer look at the short brunette might be warranted. It will be the first, but certainly not the last time, he finds himself coming to her rescue. Kimeo Lowe leads a pretty quiet existence, which is why, when she ends up a witness to a crime, her curiosity into her boss's suspected shady dealings gets kicked into high gear. She may not be the most sociable of people, but she's always been independent and industrious, so when an opportunity to dig a little deeper arises, she doesn't think twice. It would seem that this time she's bitten off a bit more than she can chew, and when a freakishly tall Native American Adonis intervenes not just once, she decides sleuthing may be best left to professionals. But it's a bit too late. Just when life has settled into a comfortable routine, Kim finds herself dealing with not just one, but two threats on her life. With every turn there are new challenges to face, and Mal is not about to let her face them alone. Not even when he turns out to be no match for her most dangerous enemy.
Â©2015 Margreet Asselbergs as Freya Barker (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
The US has been invaded - if many dozens of eyewitnesses are to be believed - by upright, canine creatures that look like traditional werewolves and act as if they own our woods, fields, and highways. Sightings from coast to coast dating back to the 1930s compel us to ask exactly what these beasts are, and what they want. Researcher, author, and newspaper reporter Linda S. Godfrey has been tracking the man-wolf since the early 1990s. In Real Wolfmen, she presents the only large-scale cataloging and investigation of reports of modern sightings of anomalous, upright canids. First-person accounts from Godfrey's witnesses - who have encountered these creatures everywhere from outside their car windows to face-to-face on a late night stroll - describe the same human-sized canines: They are able to walk upright and hold food in their paws, interact fearlessly with humans, and suddenly and mysteriously disappear. Godfrey explores the most compelling cases from the modern history of such sightings, along with the latest reports, and undertakes a thorough exploration of the nature and possible origins of the creature.
Â©2012 Linda S. Godfrey (P)2019 Tantor
After five years as a stay-at-home mom, Gabby Schaefer can't wait to return to work. Oh, to use the bathroom in peace! No twins clamoring at the door, no husband barging in, no stepdaughter throwing a tantrum. But when her plans are derailed by some shocking news and her husband's crushing expectations, Gabby must fight for the right to have a life of her own. Getting pregnant is easy for Hayley Batchelor. Staying pregnant is the hard part. Her husband is worried about the expensive fertility treatments and frantic about the threat to her health. But to Hayley, a woman who was born to be a mom should risk everything to fulfill her destiny - no matter how high the cost. Nicole Lord is still shell-shocked by a divorce that wasn't as painful as it should've been. Other than the son they share, her ex-husband left barely a ripple in her life. A great new guy tempts her to believe maybe the second time's the charm...but how can she trust herself to recognize true love? As their bonds of friendship deepen against the beautiful backdrop of Mischief Bay, Gabby, Hayley, and Nicole will rely on good food, good wine, and especially each other to navigate life's toughest changes.
Â©2016 Susan Mallery Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Donât miss this follow-up novella to When We Found Home by number-one New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery! One crisp December night, Keira Carlesso takes in yet another stray - this time, a man. Dalton is a brilliant scientist with no home for the holidays. As Christmas works its magic, two strangers become friends, then best friends, then something much, much more.... Susan Malleryâs heartwarming charmer proves that true love is the greatest Christmas gift of all!
Â©2018 Susan Mallery (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Welcome to Safe Haven, where love - and a second chance - is just around the corner.... Sunny, carefree days splashing in the ocean - itâs the life Anna George has always wanted for her five-year-old twins. And now that theyâve made it to Safe Haven, South Carolina, she wonât let anyone stand in her way. Not the abusive ex sheâs just escaped and not the rugged contractor who caught her setting up house in the shuttered beachfront cabins heâs refurbishing. When he offers Anna and her daughters a place to stay in exchange for her help with renovations, sheâs tempted. His gentle way with her girls makes her want to trust him, but sheâs been wrong before.... A family is the last thing contractor and former military man Sean OâDwyer wants right now. But when he discovers Anna and her girls, he recognizes kindred spirits. Theyâre survivors whoâve seen the worst of people, just like he has, and heâll do anything he can to help them. As he and Anna spend their days bringing the cottages back to life and their nights sharing kisses in the warm bayou breezes, Sean must choose between the life he always wanted and the family he canât live without.
Â©2019 Lee Tobin McClain (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
#1New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts brings us a classic story about the risks we will take when love is on the line.... Matthew Bates has wanted Laurel Armand for years, but she is his professional nemesis, and the sultry Southern belle has always kept him at arm's length. Yet when the rival reporters are assigned to work together on a case of murder in steamy New Orleans, the sparks fly. Matt and Laurel soon find themselves in the path of a deranged killer, putting love and life on the line!
Â©1985 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
We know we need to commit daily to Christ all matters of the heart and to wait upon Him. But it is often a painful, lonely process that takes longer than we want it to. In her classic book Passion and Purity, Elisabeth Elliot candidly shares with you her love story with Jim Elliot as evidence that she has been there. Through letters, diary entries, and memories, she shares the temptations, difficulties, victories, and sacrifices of two young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other. These revealing personal glimpses, combined with relevant biblical teaching, will remind you that only by putting your human passion and desire through His fire can God purify your love.Â Passion and Purity includes honest, biblical direction on these important matters of the heart: Loving passionately while remaining sexually pure. Whether or not to marry, and who is the right one. The man's and woman's role in relationships. Putting God's desires ahead of personal desires. How far is too far, physically. In a culture obsessed with dating, sex, and intimacy, the need for Elliot's freeing message is greater than ever.
Â©2019 Elisabeth Elliot and Joshua Harris (P)2019
Ryder had gone from the impossible to the highly improbable with Massimo and Leandro.Â But can she do better?Â While the vegetarian vampire, werewolf, and bearded mountain man are willing to support her, Ryder needs an army to attack Afana if she wants to do better than throw away the lives of herself and her new friends.Â Will Massimo and Leandro be able to help her out one more time?Â Justice will be served one way or another. But will Ryder be alive to see it happen?
Â©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The unrelenting cheer in Foolâs Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. She learned early on that Christmas miracles donât happen, at least not for her. And this year seems like no exception. An injury has forced her to return to the family fold, no matter that theyâre estranged. She wonât add to the awkward scenario by being seduced by the bad-boy charms of her brotherâs best friend, the last man she should ever want to date. Even when sheâs recruited to stage the Foolâs Gold winter festival, she vows to do as promised, then move forward with her life anywhere but here. Jaded lawyer Dante Jefferson is getting used to the backwater town he now reluctantly calls home, but the pounding of little dancersâ feet above his temporary office is more than any man should have to take! When he confronts their gorgeous teacher, heâs unprepared for the attraction that sears him down to the soul. Evie is his best friendâs sister - off-limits unless heâs willing to risk his heart. Dante has always believed that love is the most dangerous force in the universe, but that was before he had to reckon with the magic of a certain small town, where miracles do seem to happenâ¦.
Â©2012 Susan Mallery (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A touching modern fairytale that won't let go of your heart, from the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Fool's Gold romances! Mathias Mitchell's easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California - the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his "no promises, no pain" lifestyle. Yet he can't stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes. Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she's not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising - and his determined seduction even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. Will she give him a second chance to prove she'll always come first in his heart?
Â©2017 Susan Mallery, Inc. (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
A nearly tragic accident leads to a discovery that rocks the Sweeney family's world. Some families never resolve conflicts. Not so with the Sweeneys. Their sense of family, their love for one another, and their willingness to forgive have always triumphed and brought them back together. Until now. The latest crisis threatens to tear the family apart and crumble the foundation that has always proved itself rock solid. At the heart of the matter are 16-year-old Annie Bethune and her boyfriend, Cooper. At stake are their dreams for the future. As to these dreams, no one in the family holds back when asserting an opinion. Annie soon begins to feel like a puppet on strings with all those she loves telling her what to do. When those strings become tangled and a family feud develops, Annie, unable to bear the pressure, runs away. Straight into the arms of danger.
Â©2016 Ashley Farley (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Shocked by a five-month arson spree that left rural Virginia reeling, Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse drove down to Accomack County to cover the trial of Charlie Smith, who pled guilty to 67 counts of arson. But Charlie wasn't lighting fires alone: he had an accomplice - his girlfriend, Tonya Bundick. Through her depiction of the dangerous shift that happened in their passionate relationship, Hesse brilliantly brings to life the once-thriving coastal community and its distressed inhabitants, who had already been decimated by a punishing economy before they were terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. Incorporating this drama into the long-overlooked history of arson in the United States, American Fire re-creates the anguished nights that this quiet county spent lit up in flames, mesmerizingly evoking a microcosm of rural America - a land half gutted before the fires even began.
Â©2017 Monica Hesse (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Carol Denman divorced her husband over 20 years ago and has never looked back. But on the day before their daughter's 30th birthday, John barges back into Carol's life with a request that threatens the fragile stability she has built.Â John Bowman is sick. Very sick. While he still can, he has some amends to make and some promises to fulfill. But to do that, he not only needs his ex-wife's agreement...he needs her.Â With the past hovering between them like a ghost, Carol and John embark on a decades-overdue road trip. Together they plunge back into a life without water...but which may ultimately set them free.
Â©2019 Marci Bolden (P)2020 Tantor
A young mother tries a revolutionary PTSD therapy, only to find herself - and her family - in danger. Living a seemingly perfect existence in Charleston, brilliant novelist Clara Swanner secretly exists in the shadow of post-traumatic stress. For years, she has been haunted by a dark event of her past - an event that has since caused four of her friends to commit suicide.Â When a new psychedelic drug gains a cult following as a treatment option, Clara thinks she has nothing to lose by trying it.Â But when the treatment releases a flood of memories that Clara has spent years trying to escape, she uncovers disturbing connections between her friendsâ deaths. As the lines between reality and nightmare begin to blur, she isnât so certain that they killed themselves.Â Determined to uncover the truth, and grappling with her own inner demons, Clara becomes entangled in the dark and deadly mystery that unfolds. The more she faces her past, the closer she gets to proving the identity of a killer. And the more she realizes heâs already coming for her - and her family.
Â©2020 Regiment Publishing (P)2020 Regiment Publishing
'Tis the season for chaos. Wedding bells will soon be ringing in the Lowcountry. All Sam Sweeney wants is to marry her man on Christmas Eve surrounded by family and friends. But emerging complications, some humorous and some not so humorous, threaten to converge and derail the best-laid plans during the busy stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Amid the chaos - dealing with real estate, planning a wedding, running a seafood market, honoring traditions, and contending with teenagers - even the weather rears its head when the weatherman forecasts a white Christmas. Never has family support been more needed, but will it be enough to restore order and save the day? Escape to the Lowcountry this Christmas, where romance, intrigue, and holiday merrymaking await you.
Â©2016 Ashley Farley (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
A lesbian romance trilogy from best-selling author Harper Bliss. Two Hearts Alone: In the small town of Donovan Grove, Anna Gunn's life is organized just the way she likes it: work from home, walks with her dog, Friday night drinks at the bar. But Anna's strict routine is challenged when the local bookstore is taken over by city slicker Zoe Perez. Two Hearts Together: After finding their way to each other, Zoe and Anna must now navigate the waves of a budding relationship and the scrutiny that comes with living in a small town. Two Hearts Forever: After overcoming their difficulties, Anna and Zoe are nurturing their relationship, letting it grow slowly but surely. When a surprise visitor shows up in Donovan Grove, things threaten to go off course. Or will the unexpected circumstances help Anna and Zoe grow closer to each other? Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Harper Bliss (P)2020 Tantor
The wildly popular alter ego of best-selling author Jayne Ann Krentz creates "delectably entertaining paranormal romantic suspense" (Booklist) in the "unique, synergistic world of St. Helen's" (Library Journal), the not-so-distant space colony where hearts and minds are gloriously in sync. A top psychic for exclusive Psynergy Inc., Orchid Adams has her hands full with a baffling murder - which doesn't exactly allow time for husband hunting. Is it even possible there's a man on St. Helen's who measures up to her dreams of wedded bliss? Take her new client, Rafe Stonebraker: Primitive and elemental, an unlicensed PI with some serious secrets, Rafe is hardly marriage material. So why does his powerful presence have Orchid imagining the most outrageous affair?Â Rafe is embroiled in solving a strange theft while thwarting a hostile takeover of Stonebraker Shipping; he needs a wife - and fast - to salvage his credibility. Orchid Adams doesn't fit the profile he had in mind, but she fits in his arms. Will their electrifying connection end up getting them burned?
Â©1998 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2019 Tantor
New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery invites you back to Fool's Gold, where a newcomer to town might finally meet the man she never knew she needed.â¦ Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool's Gold, California, he's cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he's not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe. Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing - she can go toe-to-toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seductionâ¦and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses. Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.
Â©2014 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Previously published under a different title. This wolf mates for life.... Nina Reyes knows trouble when she sees it, and Lex Warden, Enforcer for the local werewolf pack, is nothing but. When her brother gets in too deep with some dangerous wolves and comes to Nina for help - dragging superalpha protector Lex into her life - she can handle it. She might have put her grifter past behind her, but she's still got what it takes. If only she didn't find Lex - his body, his scent, even his domineering nature - so intoxicating. As Enforcer, it's Lex's job to protect his people. Nina might be more capable of handling herself than he initially thought, but that doesn't mean she's safe from their enemies. His need to protect her is more than just pack business - Nina, a human, is his mate. Bedding her once is not even close to enough; to satisfy his wolf, he needs a true bond. The heat between them scares Nina, but sometimes the reward is worth the risk, and the thought of living without Lex terrifies her more than any threat the werewolf mafia can pose. Lex will do anything to keep her safe. And when the Rogues catch up to them, he'll get a chance to prove it....
Â©2016 Lauren Dane (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
âEvery now and then a new voice in fiction arrives to completely charm, entertain and remind us what matters. Viola Shipman is that voice and The Summer Cottage is that absolutely irresistible and necessary novel.â (New York Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank)Â From the best-selling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box comes the perfect summer escape about the restorative power of family tradition, small-town community, and the feel of sand between your toes. Adie Lou Krugerâs ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home - complete with its own set of rules for relaxing - that sheâs inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact sheâs facing a broken marriage and empty nest and that middle age is looming in the distance, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope. Sheâs determined not to let her husbandâs affair with a grad student reduce her to a clichÃ© or to waste one more minute in a career she doesnât love, so it becomes clear what Adie Lou must do: rebuild her life and restore her cottage shingle by shingle, on her terms.Â But converting the beloved, weather-beaten structure into a bed-and-breakfast isnât quite the efficient home-reno experience sheâs seen on TV. Pushback from Saugatuckâs contentious preservation society, costly surprises, and demanding guests were not part of the plan. But as the cottage comes back to life, Adie Lou does, too, finding support in unexpected places and a new love story on the horizon.Â One cottage rule at a time, Adie Lou reclaims her own strength, history, and joy by rediscovering the magic in every sunset and sandcastle.
Â©2019 Viola Shipman (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The multiple New York Times best-selling author and Harvard-MIT educated womenâs health expert delivers a revolutionary 40-day program to reconnect the brain and body to prevent and reverse the myriad symptoms and diseases afflicting millions of women. Do you struggle to lose weight or to fall and stay asleep at night?Â Do you feel lethargic and a depressed?Â Do you endure irregularity or other digestive problems?Â Do you want to feel better and happier and to maximize your health and longevity?Â Dr. Sara Gottfried has the answer. Your health problems, she reveals, are in your head - caused by a malfunction in the connection between your brain and your body. Brain health is a powerful indicator of overall health and well-being. While our thoughts can affect our physical health, what we do to our body also has a lasting impact on our brains. When you ignore your brain-body symptoms, you raise your risk of serious cognitive decline, which leads to chronic health problems. Itâs a vicious cycle, but it can be broken, Gottfried argues. In Brain BodyÂ Diet she shows how brain body health is the key to reversing a myriad of chronic symptoms - empowering you to live up to our potential and achieve the lasting health you desire.Â The relationship between the body and the brain is necessary to function at our best today and for the rest of our lives. Designed for the female brain - which is different from the male brain - her breakthrough protocol will help you lose weight, get off harmful prescription medications, boost energy and mental functioning, and alleviate depression and anxiety in less than six weeks. Filled with incredible success stories, the most up-to-date scientific research, and the rich insights that are the hallmarks of her previous bestsellers, Brain Body Diet will completely change the way you look at your life and help you achieve total body health.Â Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2019 Sara Gottfried (P)2019 HarperAudio
Johnny D. Boggs turns the battlefield itself into a character in this historical retelling of Custer's Last Stand, when George Custer led most of his command to annihilation at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in southern Montana in 1876. More than 40 first-person narratives are used - Indian and white, military and civilian, men and women - to paint a panorama of the battle itself. Boggs brings the events and personalities of the Battle of the Little Bighorn to life in a series of first-hand accounts.
Â©2018 Johnny D. Boggs (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide knowledge of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argues that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next. Originally published in 2004, now with a new foreword and afterword, Solnit's influential book shines a light into the darkness of our time in an unforgettable new edition.
Â©2016 Rebecca Solnit (P)2017 Tantor
Letâs say youâre an independent, self-sufficient woman who runs the family company and you find yourself falling for your little brotherâs best friend. Now, more than ever, you need to count all the reasons why you need to abandon falling. Abandon falling number one - heâs a womanizer. Hasnât had a serious relationship a day in his life and changes women more often than he changes his sheets. Abandon falling number two - heâs never serious. He cracks one-liners, mostly at your expense. Abandon falling number three - when things go wrong, he seems unfazed and always remains in control. Itâs so annoying. Abandon falling number four - he has tattoos. Lots of them. Everywhere. Not to mention, he owns a tattoo parlor. (Damn it! Why doesnât that sound like a bad thing anymore?) Abandon falling number five - thereâs a growing list of how different you two are. You canât get along for 15 minutes - a lifetime together would land one of you in prison. Keep repeating those reasons and drown yourself in work. Pretend you donât notice his good qualities or how enticing he looks without a shirt, and do not, I repeat, do not agree to live with the man while your place is being repaired from flood damage. Trust me, even the strongest of us can only forego temptation for so long.
Â©2019 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2019 Piper Rayne Inc.
When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns that the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense Lieutenant Dan Avery, hoping to make admiral, has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Antisubmarine Warfare Unit in Boston - both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he is torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him? Sarah Sundin carries listeners through the rough waters of love in a time when every action might have unforeseen world-changing consequences.
Â©2017 Sarah Sundin (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Twin sisters on opposite sides of a battle between power and faith. At great personal cost, Nara Dall has defeated King Vorick, yet the Great Land is still not free. Her twin sister, Kayna, has taken the throne and is committing unspeakable acts. If the terrifying rumors hold true, she will soon have cursed warriors at her disposal - an army to hunt Nara down and destroy everything she holds dear. Desperate to stop Kayna's cruelty, Nara embarks on a journey with few allies, untested magic, and a crisis of faith. To find victory, she must call upon every ounce of her strength and courage. But will she be strong enough to defeat Kayna and bring an end to her dark regime? And will the Great Land survive the battle to come? Finding Kai is the second book in The Godseeker Duet by David A. Willson. Listeners who enjoy strong-willed heroines, imaginative world-building, and fast-paced action will devour this enchanting fantasy adventure!
Â©2019 David A. Willson (P)2019 David A. Willson
Growing up a military brat and spending eight years overseas with the Army Medical Corps, clinical social worker, Willa Smith, has had enough of rules and regulations. Still able to work with veterans as she did at the VA Hospital, she is much happier at the new and far more relaxed South Avenue Shelter, until one of its residents is implicated in a murder. Former military turned security operative, Dimas Mazur, has worked for PASS security, his brotherâs company, since he returned stateside after a disabling injury. The job keeps him busy, but when a homeless veteran he knows runs into trouble with the law, he doesnât hesitate to jump in. The strong-headed counselor at the shelter where his friend stayed is an unexpected bonus. Until she puts herself square in the sights of the man heâs trying to take down.
Â©2020 Freya Barker (P)2020 Freya Barker
Previously published under a different title. The tri-mate bond is a myth. That's what Tracy Warden has believed all her life. Werewolves have one true mate, someone their wolf bonds to physically, mentally, emotionally. She didn't expect to find her mate so soon, but Nick, second to the Pacific pack's Alpha, is undeniably hers. The scent of him, the irrefutable way their bodies call to each other - it's the beginning of a new life for them both. Until Tracy meets Gabe, and everything she thought she knew is turned upside down. None of them expected this. It shouldn't be possible. But the bond they share can't be denied - and before long, they don't want to deny it. The triad makes them whole, and two alpha wolves in her bed - in her life - makes Tracy wonder how she ever lived without the tri-bond. But there's tension in Pacific, tension that goes much deeper than mere pack politics. Gabe, Nick, and Tracy will do anything to protect each other, and their new bond is about to be put to the test....
Â©2017 Lauren Dane (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Buzz Wheel Press Release: Donât drink the Lake Starlight water! Bailey babies are busy growing in their mommies tummies and the Baileys are having a triple baby shower to celebrate. If you want in on the pool of who pops first and when contact me. ;)
Â©2020 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2020 Piper Rayne Inc.
Chase Halloway's father is the president of Atlas, the drug dealing motorcycle gang that terrorizes most of our desert town. My stepfather turns out to be a rival drug dealer, and I'm pretty sure he killed my mom two years ago. I'm not supposed to fall in love with Chase. He's not supposed to know I even exist. But when he finds me, he can't let go. And when I find myself in his arms? I hold tight. I have to. Because if I don't, I might just die. With or without him.
Â©2015 Meli Raine (P)2015 Meli Raine
Help. I'm alone, tied up, bleeding, and terrified. I'm a prisoner at the Atlas motorcycle club compound. Someone kidnapped me, and it looks like it's Chase. No one knows I'm here. Then again, I'm no one, right? No mother, no stepfather, and my sister may have been kidnapped, too. They can make me disappear. Or worse. It turns out there are worse things than disappearing. I thought Chase was my only hope. Now he turns out to be my worst nightmare. Something flickers in his eyes, though. A glimmer of love. If I can get him alone, maybe I can convince him to let me go. To let me live. To let me go back to a time when I thought he was a good guy. Only Chase has the power to make that happen. Everything I am is in his hands right now. And those hands are about to touch me. All three books in the series: Finding Allie Chasing Allie Keeping Allie
Â©2015 Meli Raine (P)2015 Meli Raine
In this mesmerizing drama, one life-altering event catapults a family into turmoil, revealing secrets that may leave them fractured forever...or bind them together tighter than ever before.Â From the outside, the Davenports look like any other family living a completely ordinary life - until that devastating day when five-year-old Jonah is killed, and the family is torn apart. As the fury of guilt engulfs them, the Davenports slowly start to unravel, one by one.Â Losing her son forces Rachel to withdraw into a frayed, fuzzy reality. Her husband, Sam, tries to remain stoic, but he's consumed by regret with the choices he's made. Eden mourns her brother, while desperately fighting to regain a sense of normalcy. And Aunt Ruth, Rachel's sister, works too hard to care for the family, even as her own personal issues haunt her.Â Told from multiple points of view - including Jonah's - the family struggles to cope with unthinkable loss. But as they face their own dark secrets about that terrible day, they have a choice: to be swallowed up in sadness forever, or begin the raw, arduous ascent back to living.Â
Â©2017 Janis Thomas (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Rachel Gibson, New York Times best-selling author of Rescue Me, returns to Texas with a tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match - and falls harder than a ton of red-hot bricks... There's nothing like fleeing Miami to ruin a girl's day. Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine, Beau Junger, decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half-sister - the one with the perfect life - sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride...and seduce Beau's military issue socks off.... The Marine Corps was Beau's escape from his old man's legacy of naval heroism and serial philandering, but no amount of training could prepare him for the day he looked in the mirror and saw his father staring back. The answer: Swear off meaningless sex. Oh, and find a way to make Stella Leon quit being so damn hot....
Â©2013 Rachel Gibson (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
Who needs a SWAT team to escape from their own wedding? Me. My Momzilla turned us into hostages at our own ceremony, so Declan and I are getting married the good old-fashioned way, just like everybody else. By calling in his private security team, stealing away before the ceremony by helicopter, connecting to his corporate jet and heading for Las Vegas. The Boston wedding of the year is about to become a trashy Elvis drive-thru ceremony. Until the best man spills the beans and Mom, Dad, my sisters, his brothers, my maid of honor, my friend Josh, and even my cat, Chuckles, all come along for the ride. I can't win, can I? Oh. Yeah. I already did. Love conquers all. Even my crazy family.
Â©2016 Prosaic Press (P)2016 Prosaic Press
Previously published under a different title; newly refreshed by author. A Cascadia Wolves second-chance romance from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lauren Dane "You need to know this thing between us isn't over." Michelle Slattery is no stranger to human cruelty. She's a cop, after all, never mind a witch herself. But when her best friend disappears and all signs point to the same mages who have been killing witches across the country, she's in over her head. There's only one place to turn for the kind of tracking help she needs.... The werewolves. Josh Neelan didn't expect to ever see a witch at Pacific Pack headquarters. She's no ordinary witch in need, either - Michelle was his first love. The one he left behind when he turned a decade ago. That their attraction flares instantly after all this time can mean only one impossible thing: She's his mate. As danger looms and the case intensifies, Josh's need to follow the fates and claim Michelle as his mate grows...his man battling his wolf to keep them safe. And Michelle must decide just how far she'll go to find her forever. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
Â©2017 Lauren Dane (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Sara Lander was back in town. She had big plans for her inheritance, along with her freshly printed business degree and years of experience in some of Seattle's finest bakeries, she has a rich idea for Pride. Sara's Nook is going to be the next biggest thing to hit town. All she needs now is to steer clear of the hunky ex-Navy SEAL who is hell bent on taking all her focus away from starting her own business. Allen Masters has been living in Pride for several years. Setting up a new branch of the Coast Guard and training all the new recruits took years of skill and all his patience. But when he sees the black-haired beauty, who had come back into town, he realized she was the one he'd been searching for. Taking one taste of her sweets, he knew he'd be in for a sinful time, but losing his focus while flying into the eye of a storm was the last thing he could afford.
Â©2014 Jill Sanders (P)2014 Jill Sanders
New York Times best-selling sensation Susan Mallery returns to Fool's Gold, California, where it's true that sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs.â¦ Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women - from cheaters to fame chasers. Still, the gorgeous brunette at the bar in Fool's Gold looks harmless - until she takes him home and he discovers a room devoted to securing a man, for life. Dellina Hopkins never guessed that storing gowns from a friend's bridal boutique would chase away her first and only fling. After her parents died, she skipped her "wild youth" to raise her sisters. She doesn't want forever from Sam, but one night - all night - would've been nice. His clean getaway gets messy when his firm hires Dellina to plan an event. As long hours lead to late nights, the two succumb to temptation again. Has Sam's luck finally changed? Or this time, will Dellina be the one to run?
Â©2014 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
As our holistic view of the world grows and we become more aware of personal and collective energy, our level of perception is transforming from something singular - the physical form - to a greatly expanded awareness that includes intuition, past and present, right and left brain, and heart and body. As our perceptive ability evolves, we must unlearn and relearn the principles of how we live, create, and grow in order to be successful in the rapidly transforming reality of the Intuition Age. Written with clarity and insight, Leap of Perception offers a comprehensive guide on how to adapt to an expanding paradigm of perception. Building on her first two books, The Intuitive Way and Frequency, author Penney Peirce once again translates a powerful and complex concept into an effective life practice that is accessible to all. Listeners will learn to materialize the situations they want, resolve conflict in relationships, expand their creativity, reduce exhaustion and anxiety from multitasking, ease fear caused by the transformation process, develop new attention skills, and more. Leap of Perception is an amazing gift.
Â©2013 Penney Peirce (P)2013 Tantor Media
It's totally normal to fall in love with an audiobook narrator's voice, right?Â Right.Â Just ask Vera, who listens to "her" guy whenever and wherever she can: while driving, working, parenting, cooking, cleaning, showering...you name it.Â But now, she's bringing him into the bedroom. And her husband is less than pleased.Â These Walls Can Talk is a raucous and heartfelt love letter to romance audiobooks: the authors who write them, the narrators and engineers who record them, and the passionate fans who devour them.
Â©2020 Erin Mallon (P)2020 Erin Mallon
Marnie is just 35 when her boyfriend, Brian, drops dead of a sudden heart attack. Stunned by his death, Marnie finds her greatest grief is for Troy, Brianâs son whom she has raised as her own since he was a kindergartener. When he is reclaimed by his train wreck of a birth mother, Troyâs departure drives Marnie to a grief group at the local rec center. There she finds unexpected allies, three strangers who join her in an impulsive road trip from Wisconsin to Las Vegas to reconnect with Troy. Along for the ride are fifty-something Rita, prim and ladylike on the outside, seething with rage on the inside over the murder of her daughter; Laverne, Marnieâs introverted landlady who is crippled by grief for her late husband; and Jazzy, a psychic driven to the grief group by an unseen voice. Together they embark on the adventure of their lives, a journey toward healing, friendship, and love.
Â©2012 Karen McQuestion (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Some things should be kept private. Frances Snyder can never quite get her mother's voice out of her head. How to be the perfect wife. The perfect mother. Frances's home life is demanding, and while she's busy seeing to everyone else's needs, Frances doesn't have the luxury of spare time. So when she is diagnosed with breast cancer, she thinks that she can handle it on her own. Dealing with endless tests, brutal chemotherapy, and the looming specter of surgery, Frances chooses to face cancer on her own terms: alone. That is, until she finally understands that unexpected friendship - and unconditional love - can offer hope in the darkest hours. With tenderness, grace, and flashes of humor, bestselling author Sarah Price draws upon her own experience as a breast cancer survivor to create a story about one woman's determined and solitary journey into the unknown - in hopes that she'll find her way back home.
Â©2017 Price Publishing, LLC. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The Conclusion of Gwen and JC's Story I came to The Sky Launch to begin fresh, away from the horrors of my past. The circumstances that brought me here were not the best, but I've become good friends with Alayna and Hudson Pierce, and my family has healed in ways I never thought they could. With them around me, I've never felt more at home. But starting anew means letting go. And there are some things I don't want to leave behind - like JC, the man who taught me how to let loose. The man I wasn't supposed to love. The man I don't want to lose. My life is safe now. The threats from before have become less menacing, and I'm faced with a choice: either move on completely or keep holding to the hope that JC loves me enough to come and find me.
Â©2015 Laurelin Paige (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
A grandmother-granddaughter duo are eager to spend their summer together on peaceful Nantucket, but the season that unfolds brings about unforgettable surprises in New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer's magical, multigenerational novel. Eleanor Sunderland loves living on the Nantucket cliffside, in a charming home that has been in her family for decades. Now widowed, she looks forward to the arrival of her children and grandchildren for an annual family reunion, eager for the life and laughter that will soon fill the air.Â But Eleanor's island idyll is shattered when her money-driven children suggest she sell the house and move to a retirement community. She finds a lone ally in her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, Ari, who moves in with her for the summer. Ari longs for a change of scenery, to stray from the path her parents have set for her. What she does not expect is an electric romantic spark with a Nantucket local, Cal, whose kind heart and charisma have her absolutely smitten. With plenty of her signature Nantucket magic, Nancy Thayer brings both Eleanor and Ari on a summer beyond their wildest imaginations, filled with exciting connections, old and new.
Â©2021 by Nancy Thayer. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Darkness has fallen on the city of Portland, Oregon. One by one, the wives of affluent and respected men are vanishing from their homes. The only clues to their disappearance are a single black rose and a note that reads, âGone, But Not Forgotten.â It is the rebirth of a horror that has already devastated a community at the opposite end of the country â and, as it did then, terror and death will follow. Defense attorney Betsy Tannenbaum is trapped in a nightmare as the shadows of a killer darken her world. And she will soon be risking everything she has and everyone she loves to defend a cold, powerful, and manipulating client who may be a victim... or a monster.
Â©2011 Phillip Margolin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
From sinister goblins to the utterly terrifying Wendigo, Beyond The Fray: Paramalgamation has it all and then some. First you might be asking, what is paramalgamation? Simply, it is the melding together of inexplicable paranormal experiences, which can and should by all rights be wholly separate. In this second book by renowned paranormal researcher, Shannon LeGro and best-selling author, G. Michael Hopf; comes a collection of unexplained, nearly impossible to classify encounters with the strange, terrifying, and life-changing. Run-ins with goblins, creatures, and human-looking copies that don't fit into a neat little box like Bigfoot or ghosts. This is a collection of some of the strangest and scariest stories ever told by the people who experienced them. Sit back, relax and we suggest you keep a light on.
Â©2020 G. Michael Hopf and Shannon LeGro (P)2020 Tantor
Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny. What Justine soon discovers is that someone cast a spell on her when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. Determined to change her fate, Justine finds a way to break the enchantment, never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow. And when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threatens everything she holds dear...because Jason has secrets of his own, and he wants more from her than fate will ever allow.
Â©2013 Lisa Kleypas (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Twenty-four years after losing her daughter in a tragic accident, Carol Denman has finally made peace with Katie's father. But releasing her ex-husband from blame and facing how deeply she held herself responsible were only the first steps in Carol's journey toward peace.Â With the pain of her failed first marriage behind her, Carol is determined to mend her broken relationship with her mother. But she soon discovers she isn't the only one who has been hanging on to bitterness. A road trip to face the past leads Carol's mother, Judith, to unearth the seeds of past mistakes and deep resentments in ways neither of them would expect.Â The roots of family animosity run deep and thick. While Judith seems hesitant to start digging, Carol commits to pruning away the thorns of the past so she no longer has to live a life without flowers.
Â©2020 Marci Bolden (P)2020 Tantor
Previously published by another publisher under a different title. "Mark me and make me yours." As an unmated alpha, Cade was beginning to believe his entire life would be dedicated to the pack. He'd do anything for his pack family, but his life isn't complete without someone to share it with. He didn't expect to finally find his reason for being in the heart and soul of his greatest enemy's sister. Dr. Grace Pellini has never felt so isolated and afraid. Ever since her rogue brother threatened the existence of wolf and human alike with a viral weapon, she had no choice but to cut all ties with her pack. But now Grace has something new: Cade Warden, whose body and exhilarating scent make her come undone. In him, she's not only found her destined mate, she's also rediscovered herself and her place in a world at war. But the Cascadia wolves are not so unquestioning as Cade is of Grace's loyalty, and their suspicions are posing a dangerous threat. Now, to defeat a madman and end the war, Cade and Grace have only each other to trust - by finding their ultimate strength in the power of desire.... Watch for more Cascadia Wolves stories coming soon from Lauren Dane and Carina Press! This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
Â©2017 Lauren Dane (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
After finding their way to each other in Two Hearts Alone, Zoe and Anna must now navigate the waves of a budding relationship, and the scrutiny that comes with living in a small town.Â Will Zoe be able to make the compromises needed to be with Anna?Â Or will Anna's anxieties get the better of her and doom the relationship before it even has time to flourish?Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Harper Bliss (P)2020 Tantor
Arlene Bowers is as tough as nails. She has survived a less than perfect marriage, managing to move past it to run her own diner. Her abrasive exterior has always been a way for her to hide behind the darkness and pain that she has endured, but a recent, violent attack and several disturbing phone calls have that tight hold on her emotions wavering. Seb Griffin showed up in Cedar Tree eight months ago and was hired on at Arlene's Diner as a cook. An ex-con with secrets of his own, Seb walks a fine line. Since he began working at the diner, he's developed feelings for his fierce, stubborn boss, and the need to keep his distance from her, to protect her, is a daily struggle. When it appears that Arlene's past has come back, rearing its ugly head while her defenses are low, Seb steps up and claims responsibility for Arlene, praying that he can keep her safe from whatever is coming her way.
Â©2014 Margreet Asselbergs as Freya Barker (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
"A simple but intensely moving story about the redemptive power of loveâ¦. [Elizabeth Berg is] a writer whose luminous prose is likely to stay with you a long, long time." âChicago Tribune In this exquisite, emotionally rich novel, New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Berg offers a deeply satisfying story about the bonds of love and the balm of friendship. A young man named Jay lies in a coma after suffering a freak accident, and his wife, Lainey, is the only one who believes he will recover. She sits at his bedside, bringing him reminders of the ordinary life they shared: fragrant flowers, his children's drawings, his own softly textured shirt. When Lainey's faith in his recovery falters, she is sustained by two women, Alice and Evie, who teach her about the endurance of friendship - and the genuine power of hope. Filled with beautiful writing and truths about life, Range of Motion is compelling and impossible to forget.
Â©1995 Elizabeth Berg (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
This new collection of romantic stories from your favorite romance writers, performed by popular narrators, features sexy little scenes to whet your appetite. Authors romance you with stories inspired by some of their best-selling works. While they may be quick pieces, theyâre packed with passion. Some of the stories are fun, some of them are naughty, and some of them are just plain filthy.Â This collection is only available in audiobook, so grab those headphones! Featured Writers: A L Jackson, Aly Martinez, Blair Babylon, Carrie Ann Ryan, Corrinne Michaels, Elle Kennedy, Julia Kent, Helena Hunting, K Webster, Kate Canterbary, Kennedy Ryan, Nana Malone, Rebecca Yarros, Sarina Bowen, Susan Stoker, and Willow Winters. Featured Narrators: Blake Stanton, Brian Pallino, Emma Wilder, Jakobi Diem, Jason Clarke, Joe Arden, Kit Swann, Shane East, Tanya Eby, Teddy Hamilton, Tim Paige, and Tor Thom. Quickies is a follow up to the Filthy anthology.
Â©2020 Blunder Woman Productions (P)2020 Blunder Woman Productions
You know what's even better than marrying a billionaire? Having his baby. We're ready. We've studied and planned, read all the birth and labor books, researched parenting classes, consulted our schedules, and it's time. And by "we", I mean me. Declan's just ready for the "have lots of sex" part. More than ready. But there's just one problem: My husband and his brother have this little obsession with competition. And by little, I mean stupid. That's right. We're not just about to try to bring a new human being into the world. We have to do it better, faster, stronger, harder. McCormick men don't just have babies. They engage in competitive billionaire Babythons. I thought the hardest part about getting pregnant would be dealing with my grandchild-crazed mother, who will go nuts shopping for a billionaire's baby. Wrong. Between conception issues, my mother's desire to talk to the baby through a hoo-haw cam, a childbirth class led by a drill sergeant and a father-in-law determined to sign the kid up for prep school before Declan even pulls out, my pregnancy has turned out to be one ordeal after the other. But it's nothing - nothing - compared to the actual birth. Shopping for a Billionaire's Baby is the newest book in Julia Kent's New York Times best-selling romantic comedy series.
Â©2018 Julia Kent (P)2018 Julia Kent
Chandler Moon's career as a defenseman for the IceCats is on fire. However, his marriage has gone up in flames...literally. He's resigned himself to the single life and being the best dog dad he can be, but he still holds out hope that one day he'll find "The One". So, imagine his surprise when he runs into "The One Who Got Away": Amelia Justice. His best friend's baby sister, a.k.a. "The One Who Is Totally Off-Limits". Amelia is broken. The punches that life, and her ex-husband, have thrown at her have her down for the count. She's cut herself off from her family and friends as she works to rebuild her self-esteem and her spirit. Hidden away in a small town, she never expects to reconnect with "The One She Should Have Chosen". Chandler is so much more than he was in college: more handsome, more muscular, more tattooed.... It was supposed to be a casual fling while Amelia and Chandler worked to put the pieces of their lives back together. But as every good hockey player knows, a rebound can turn into one hell of a goal.
Â©2019 Toni Aleo (P)2020 Tantor
"I have a proposition for you." Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. It's been years since Kacey's seen her childhood friend Jake, but the minute Jake mentions his ill grandmother, Kacey is ready to do anything for the sweet old woman. And if that means pretending they're engaged for her sake - so be it. But Kacey wasn't counting on Jake's older brother Travis still being there. She calls him "Satan" for a reason: she's never forgotten the way he teased and taunted her. Yet when they meet again, Travis's gorgeous smile is a direct hit to her heart... and Kacey's more confused than ever. As the days pass, only one thing starts to become alarmingly clear-she never should have accepted Jake's deal...
Â©2014 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Two decades after her sister's brutal attack and murder, Meg Brogan has finally found happiness...or so it appears. A bestselling true-crime writer, Meg has money, fame, and a wealthy fiancÃ©. But when a television-show host presses her to tackle the one story everyone claims she cannot write - the story of her own family's destruction - her perfect life shatters. Determined to finally face her past, Meg returns to her hometown of Shelter Bay. Shrouded in cold, brooding fog, the close-knit coastal town harbors dark secrets and suspicious residents. One of the few people to welcome Meg back is Blake Sutton, her high-school sweetheart and the marina's new owner. Desperate for clues, Meg digs through her family's files. As Pacific storms brew outside, her passion for Blake reignites. But someone doesn't want Meg digging up the past. And that person will go to deadly lengths to prevent the writer from revealing a terrible truth.
Â©2015 Loreth Anne White (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
An electrifying stand-alone thriller from the Edgar Award-winning writer whom Stephen King called "the next suspense superstar".
Can a person ever really disappear for good by going off the grid? And what happens when vanishing is no longer an option?
Sarah Keller is a single mother to five-year-old Zoe, living quietly in Oklahoma. Sheâs also a skip tracer, an expert in tracking people whoâve gone on the lam to avoid arrest, prosecution, or debt - pinpointing their location to bring them to justice.
When a school bus accident sends Zoe to the ER, their quiet life explodes. Zoeâs medical tests reveal what Sarah has been hiding: Zoe is not her daughter. Zoeâs biological mother - Sarahâs sister, Beth - was murdered shortly after the childâs birth. And Zoeâs father is missing and presumed dead.
With their cover blown, Sarah must abandon her carefully constructed life and go on the run. Chased by cops, federal agents, and the group responsible for Bethâs murder, Sarah embarks on a desperate journey. Can her knowledge as a skip tracer help her stay off the grid, remain one step ahead of her pursuers, and find a way to save her daughter?
Â©2013 Meg Gardiner (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A chance encounter leads to an unpredictable Manhattan romance in an irresistible and heartwarming novel from the author of Hello Love.
Greta Hansen has arrived in Manhattan to intern with the Vanderhaven Corporation, a company owned by distant and very wealthy relatives. But she soon realizes sheâs actually been hired to keep watch on their capricious daughter, social media celebrity Cece. No last name required. Why bother? The entire Twitterverse already watches every fabulous move she makes. Including an unfortunate shoplifting mishap when Cece decides to go off script. Itâs then that a handsome - and homeless - stranger comes to the rescue.
Dalton Bishop has a secret. A man of privilege, heâs been living on the streets as a social experiment. Now, in gracious payback for his chivalry, Cece invites him to an elegant fund-raiser called the Forgotten Man Ball. Itâs Greta heâs taken with, however - and to Gretaâs surprise, sheâs taken right back. But Dalton has one more secret up his tattered sleeve. For right now, though, heâs just happy embracing the woman of his dreams. Itâs only the beginning of a romantic and revealing adventure that will take them to a place where money, class, and fame matter far less than true love.
Â©2019 Karen McQuestion (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy's landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures - and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before. Connie Ramos is a Mexican American woman living on the streets of New York. Once ambitious and proud, she has lost her child, her husband, her dignity - and now they want to take her sanity. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a time of sexual and racial equality, environmental purity, and unprecedented self-actualization. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a society of grotesque exploitation, in which the barrier between person and commodity has finally been eroded. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow.
Â©1976 Marge Piercy (P)2016 Tantor
Fall in love with this audio-first charmer from number-one New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery! When Nissa Langâs house sitting job falls through, sheâs left with no place to stay for the summer. While sheâs figuring out what to do, her old family friend Desmond Stilling hears about her dilemma and invites her to stay on his palatial estate. Trouble is, Nissaâs always had a crush on Desmond, so sheâll have to keep her feelings under wraps.... Ever since Desmond was shipped off to boarding school as a child, Nissaâs tight-knit family was the closest thing he ever had to a real family of his own. Her brother invited him into their clan, and heâd never betray their trust by giving in to the hidden attraction heâs always harbored for Nissa.Â But as the season heats up, the two get to know each other in a whole new way. Will their summer together be fleeing - or will it lead to the love of a lifetime?
Â©2020 Susan Mallery (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
Hold on to your heart. The sadistic experiments conducted in Slaughter Creek have left the town mired in mystery. As Special Agent Rafe Hood works to tie up the loose ends, the discovery of a grisly murder reveals thereâs a new killer at work. Someone theyâre calling "The Dissector". Someone who keeps his victims' body parts as gruesome trophiesâ¦ Special Agent Liz Lucas has been on leave, recovering from the trauma of her last case. But returning to find the Dissector will demand extra caution - especially with Rafe leading the investigation. The last time the two worked together, passions ran high and the resulting emotional interference with the case nearly cost Liz her life. Now, even though their attraction is more magnetic than ever, Liz and Rafe will need to resist getting involved again if theyâre to avoid the lethal distraction. As mounting evidence suggests the Dissectorâs kills are personal, a threat returns from Lizâs past that suggests she was hardly safe to begin with.â¦
Â©2014 Rita Herron (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
With Joy, Love, and a Little Trepidation, Courtney, Sienna, and Rachel Invite You to the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year - Their Mother's Courtney - the Misfit As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing: keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom's wedding exposes her startling hidden life, changing her family's view of her - and how she views herself - forever. Sienna - the Free Spirit When Sienna's boyfriend proposes - in front of her mom and sisters, for crying out loud - he takes her by surprise. She already has two broken engagements under her belt. Should she say "I do" even if she's not sure she does? Rachel - the Cynic Rachel thought love would last forever - right up until her divorce. As Mom's wedding day draws near and her ex begs for a second chance, she's forced to acknowledge some uncomfortable truths about why her marriage failed and decide if she'll let pride stand in the way of her own happily ever after. A must-listen for anyone who has survived the wedding of a sister, a mother, or a daughter - as told by the master storyteller of the genre.
Â©2016 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact she's probably the last witch in the world you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities. If it were down to Ivy, she'd spend all day every day on her sofa, where she could watch TV, munch junk food, and talk to her feline familiar to her heart's content. However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she's yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch, the investigative department of the Hallowed Order of Magical Enlightenment. Her problems are quadrupled when a valuable object is stolen right from under the Order's noses. It doesn't exactly help that she's been magically bound to Adeptus Exemptus Raphael Winter. He might have piercing sapphire eyes and a body a cover model would be proud of, but as far as Ivy's concerned, he's a walking advertisement for the joyless perils of too much witch work. And if he makes her go to the gym again, she's definitely going to turn him into a frog.
Â©2017 Helen Harper (P)2017 Tantor
For years, Brenda Banks was haunted by nightmares hinting at the true identity of her birth mother. That hunger for the truth inspired her to become a reporter, and Brenda refuses to back down when a serial killer targeting Slaughter Creek chooses her to publicize the gruesome crimes. It's a twisted game, one she's certain to lose without the help of FBI Special Agent Nick Blackwood, the man she's loved since high school - and whose tormented past holds the key to catching a killer. Narrowly surviving childhood with a sadistic father, Nick Blackwood has devoted his life to chasing down criminals, but he's never forgotten the small-town beauty he once loved. But when a murder investigation brings him face-to-face with Brenda Banks, Nick cannot ignore the smoldering fire she rekindles in his troubled soul. Allowing Brenda into his heart means letting down his guard - and that's just what the killer is counting onâ¦
Â©2013 Rita Herron (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Can first love turn into the real deal? Anything can happen in a sizzling Foolâs Gold story from New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery. Isabel Beebe thinks sheâs cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another...man. So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then sheâll pursue her real dreams. At least, thatâs the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling 14 all over againâ¦. Seeing Isabel all grown-up hits bodyguard trainer Ford like a sucker punch. Back when heartbreak made him join the military, her sweet letters kept him sane. Now he canât take his eyes - or his lips - off her. The man who gave up on love has a reason to stay in Foolâs Gold forever - if three little words can convince Isabel to do the same.
Â©2013 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling novel that launches Bybeeâs popular Weekday Brides series A wife by Wednesday...a love for a lifetime Blake Harrison Rich, titled, and charming...and in need of a wife by Wednesday. Blake turns to Sam Elliot, who isnât the businessman he expected. Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, beautiful and feisty with a voice men call 1-900 numbers to hear. Samantha Elliot Owner of matchmaking firm Alliance and not on the marital menu...that is, until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year contract. And thereâs nothing indecent about this proposal. The money will really help with her familyâs medical bills. All Samantha will need to do is keep her attraction to her new husband to herself and avoid his bed. But Blakeâs toe-curling kisses and sexy charm prove too difficult for Sam to resist. It was a marriage contract that planned for everything...except falling in love.
Â©2011 by Catherine Bybee. (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Five years ago Elizabeth Piccioni's husband was arrested for being a serial killer. Her life suddenly turned upside down, she did what she thought was best for her newborn baby: she took her son and ran away to start a new life. Now, living in a quiet part of the Midwest with a new identity, Elizabeth is ready to start over. But one day she receives a phone call from a person calling himself Cain. Cain somehow knows about her past life. He has abducted her son, and if Elizabeth wants to save him she must retrieve her husband's trophies - the fingers he cut off each of his victims. With a deadline of 100 hours, Elizabeth has no choice but to return to the life she once fled, where she will soon realize that everything she thought she knew is a lie, and what's more shocking than Cain's identity is the truth about her husband.
Â©2011 Robert Swartwood (P)2014 Robert Swartwood
A Yale-trained, board-certified family physician with a specialty in women's health and obstetrics delivers a proven 28-day program to heal overwhelmed, overloaded systems and prevent and reverse the myriad of symptoms affecting the vast majority of women today. Weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune conditions - for years health practitioners have commonly viewed each as an individual health problem resulting from a patient's genetic bad luck, poor lifestyle choices, or lack of willpower. Patients, too, have turned to different doctors to alleviate their specific symptoms: an endocrinologist for a thyroid problem; a gynecologist for hormonal issues; an internist for weight, diabetes, and high blood pressure; a rheumatologist for joint problems, and even therapists or psychologists. While these ailments may seem unrelated, Dr. Aviva Romm contends that they are intrinsically connected by what she calls survival overdrive syndrome, a condition that occurs when the body becomes overloaded. SOS can result from childhood survival patterns or adult life stressors that are compounded by foods we eat, toxins in our environment, viral infections, lack of sleep, disrupted gut microflora, and even prescribed medications. Two of the systems most affected are the adrenal system and the thyroid, which control mood, hormones, inflammation, immunity, energy, weight, willpower, blood sugar balance, cholesterol, sleep, and a host of other bodily functions. When these systems become overwhelmed, they lead to symptoms that can develop into full-blown illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and heart disease - all of which have medically provable origins in SOS. The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution explains SOS and how it impacts our bodies and can lead to illness and, more importantly, offers a drug-free cure developed through Dr. Romm's research and clinical work with tens of thousands of patients. In as little as two weeks, you can lose excess weight, discover increased energy, improve sleep, and feel better. With The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution, you can rescue your metabolism, hormones, mind, and mood - and achieve long-lasting health. To download more resources, visit avivaromm.com/adrenal-thyroid-revolution PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2017 Aviva Romm, MD (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
After months of playing the lottery and hoping for an uptick in her dog-boarding business, Janet's friend Annie must face the inevitable: the bank is foreclosing on her family farm. But thanks to the Rejected Writers' Book Club, Annie doesn't have to face it alone. With just a few weeks to raise the $20,000 that she and her fifty rescue dogs need to avoid becoming homeless, the writers need a fund-raiser, and fast. Much to Janet's horror, Doris has another crazy plan. In a moment of inspiration, their fearless leader declares a solution: a musical extravaganza. No one in the group has ever produced a musical, but Doris will not be deterred - they'll write it together. And with Flora, who has never sung a note in her life, as the lead and Janet as their reluctant director - along with a hypochondriac costume designer, a pyrotechnics enthusiast, and Janet's very pregnant daughter pitching in - what could possibly go wrong? To produce a miracle for Annie, Janet and her friends will work around the clock holding auditions, concocting elaborate costumes, and getting a little too close to blowing themselves up - but will it be enough?
Â©2017 Suzanne Kelman (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Get books 6: Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancee, 7: Shopping for a CEO and 8: Shopping for a Billionaire's Wife in one BIG bundle of laughter, community, and - of course - romance in Julia Kent's New York Times bestselling series. Audiobook lovers can also get all three books in one big, 24-hour-long bundle! Narrated by Zachary Webber, Amy McFadden and Tanya Eby. Give your ears something to look forward to!
Â©2019 Julia Kent (P)2019 Julia Kent
A brand new stand-alone romantic comedy from the best-selling, award-winning team of Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy. Hosting her brother's wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning's life. Already the family screw-up, she can't afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs. Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate's gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he's the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he's facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he's really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you've got to make an effort if you want to score. But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man? Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not listen in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling, and a snarky pair of underwear. Cover art copyright Okay Creations.
Â©2017 Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Previously published as For All of Her Life âA master storyteller.â - RT Book Reviews They were the band who had it all - fame, critical acclaim, riches, talent. On the night Blue Heronâs handsome, troubled drummer, Keith Duncan, dies in a mysterious fire, all of that begins to unravel. So does the marriage between bandmates Jordan and Kathy Treveryan. Ten years later, Kathy has a satisfying life away from the spotlight, one sheâs reluctant to jeopardize for a one-off charity benefit. But Jordan wants the band to reunite at his Florida estate. He believes Keithâs death was no accident and is determined to find out why everything went wrong - ignoring the anonymous calls that demand they let the past stay buried. Kathyâs connection to her charismatic ex hasnât faded. But neither has the danger. Someone in their midst knows the truth about that night and is ready to kill, again and again, to keep it hidden....
Â©1995 Heather Graham Pozzessere (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Kensington Publishing Corp.
Step out of the winter chill and into the warmth of Fool's Gold, California, the charming small-town setting for a new holiday novella from New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery. Famous former NFL stars don't date single working moms like Bailey Voss. She'll allow herself to daydream about Kenny Scott's muscles and killer smile, but wanting more would lead to post-holiday regret. Then Kenny volunteers to run a toy drive with Bailey, and she learns that he's not just hot - he's also generous, funny, nice. The whole package - tantalizingly out of reach. The ache of past loss reminds Kenny why he needs to avoid getting too close to anyone. Especially to a gorgeous redhead and her adorable little girl. Mess it up, and he'd lose them both. Yet Kenny can only resist Bailey for so long. And as festive spirit spreads throughout the town, he's all wrapped up in Bailey's sweet, sexy kisses and determined to make this the first of many Christmases together.
Â©2014 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A New Breed of Adventure! Tinker: just a quick-witted girl from Pittsburgh - who happens to be responsible for depositing high elves and her hometown humans into a melting pot of magic. Now the draconian oni seek to destroy the elves by breeding human git to do their evil bidding. But half-breeds who are half-human may not be the slaves the oni imagined. The revolt is on! Its leader - A certain newly-minted elven princess from Pittsburgh, PA, by the name of Tinker. The thrilling sequel to Tinker by Wen Spencer, winner of the 2003 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Â©2006 Wen Spencer (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Members of the Sweeney family, young and old, chart their courses for the future in this final installment of the best-selling Sweeney Sisters Series. When the seafood business Lovie Sweeney established 60 years ago is destroyed by fire, she finds herself at the center of an arson investigation. What really happened that night? Is Lovie responsible for starting the fire, or is her family under attack from a sworn enemy? The loss of their family business leaves the Sweeney clan in flux. Samantha faces the challenges of rebuilding the market while her son, Jamie, on track to graduate from college in six months, must decide whether to make his permanent home in Prospect or move to Charleston, where a new special someone resides. At age 45, Faith, who has never fully recovered from an abusive marriage, is on a quest to find her true passion. Jackie is distraught when her son, Sean, flunks out of college and struggles to find direction in his life without his twin brother to guide him. A medical diagnosis brings the sisters closer together and threatens to change family dynamics forever. The Sweeney women remind us that it's never too late to begin a new endeavor and to never stop chasing your dreams until you draw your last breath.
Â©2017 Ashley Farley (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
After a relatively calm and cozy holiday season, neither Emma Lord, editor and publisher of The Alpine Advocate, nor her husband, Sheriff Milo Dodge, are surprised when their new year gets off to a rocky start. A womanâs body has been found in a squalid motel. Her driverâs license shows that Dawn Purvis was in her late 30s and lived in Weaverville, California - and the only connection between that town and Alpine is their gold-mining and logging origins. When they discover that Dawnâs room reservation was open-ended, Emma, Milo, and the ever-inquisitive Advocate receptionist, Alison Lindahl, are more than mildly curious. And never mind that the youthful Alison is a bit distracted by the new county extension agentâs virile good looks. She can still sleuth while she stalks her newest crush.Â But thatâs not all the news thatâs unfit to print. Thereâs something strange about the older couple who have moved into the cabin down the road that was once owned by a murder victim. The elderly wife seems anti-social. Thereâs got to be a reason, which Emma, Milo, and Alison intend to find out - even if it puts them in deadly danger.
Â©2020 Mary Daheim (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From the New York Times best-selling author of California Girls comes an all new original Blackberry Island novel told with Susan Malleryâs trademark humor and charm. Sisters by Choice is a heartfelt tale of love, family, and the friendships that see us through. Cousins by chance, sisters by choice... After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: She canât grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love that have eluded her for so long. Kristine has become defined by her relationship to others. Sheâs a wife, a mom. As much as she adores her husband and sons, she wants something for herself - a sweet little bakery just off the waterfront. She knew changing the rules wouldnât be easy, but she never imagined she might have to choose between her marriage and her dreams. Like the mainland on the horizon, Heatherâs goals seem beyond her grasp. Every time she manages to save for college, her mother has another crisis. Can she break free, or will she be trapped in this tiny life forever? Donât miss Susan Malleryâs most irresistible novel yet, The Vineyard at Painted Moon, and join one woman as she searches for the perfect blend of love, family, and wine.Â Â
Â©2020 Susan Mallery (P)2020 HarperAudio
Since moving to beautiful Cedar Tree, Colorado, Emma Young, mother of one adult daughter, has worked from home doing some online bookkeeping and baking for her best friend's diner to supplement her disability pension. Life has been pretty good, that is until she received a strange phone call that starts an alarming chain of events. Investigator Gus Flemming is hot on the trail of a bail skip with organized crime connections that bring him to Cedar Tree. Once there, the focus of his investigation lands squarely on the gently rounded shoulders of a vivacious red haired Emma, whose physical limitations have done nothing to dampen her zest for life. When it becomes clear that Emma is at risk, Gus does't hesitate to step in and protect her. Call it a job with some very hot benefits....
Â©2014 Margreet Asselbergs as Freya Barker (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm. Thinking they've found a safe haven, they soon realize that they are not alone in the valley....someone is watching. After one of their party is injured, Maura sets out to find help. But just as she leaves the village, she is attacked and dragged into the woods. A blow falls and the world goes black. Searching for her friend and colleague, police detective Jane Rizzoli's investigation leads her to the abandoned valley and a gruesome discovery. But it turns out Maura's not dead--she's on the run, forced to place her life in the hands of the unlikely savior who has kept her alive until now: a 16-year-old boy.
Â©2010 Tess Gerritsen (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Snuggle with the kids and listen to one story a night! Contains 15 childrenâs prayers to share, too. Christian parents will enjoy listening to these heartfelt, inspiring, and often humorous stories about the ups and downs of daily life in todayâs contemporary Christian families, written by other Christian parents. Stories provide great lessons on faith, love, forgiveness, charity, and family.
Â©2008 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Everything seems to be going Iian's way, he has a successful restaurant, a beautiful home, family, and friends. He's even overcome the loss of his hearing, but why does he still feel like something is missing? Allison has worked hard to make a name for herself in the art world; now all she wants is peace and quiet to work on her passion. But, with her mother overtaken by illness, she has less time than ever. When everything is stripped away in one tragic blow, and she's being stalked by a mad-man, she'll need the help of her hometown and an old flame, to turn everything around and find what she's been looking for. Returning Pride is book three of the Pride Series Romance Novels, a sexy contemporary romance series by Jill Sanders.
Â©2012,2013,2014 Jill Sanders (P)2014 Jill Sanders
Number one New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery pens a love story of a different sort...a heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters. Once upon a time, when her dad married Sageâs mom, Daisy was thrilled to get a bright and shiny new sister. But Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it. Sage didnât have Daisyâs smarts - she had to go back a grade to enroll in the fancy rich-kid school. So she used her popularity as a weapon, putting Daisy down to elevate herself. After the divorce, the stepsistersâ rivalry continued until the final, improbable straw: Daisy married Sageâs first love, and Sage fled California. Eighteen years, two kids, and one troubled marriage later, Daisy never expects - or wants - to see Sage again. But when the little sister they have in common needs them both, they put aside their differences to care for Cassidy. As long-buried truths are revealed, no one is more surprised than they when friendship blossoms. Their fragile truce is threatened by one careless act that could have devastating consequences. They could turn their backs on each other again...or they could learn to forgive once and for all and finally become true sisters of the heart.
Â©2021 Susan Mallery (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
When Shannon is called to the mall to work as a sexy elf, her billionaire boyfriend, Declan, gets roped into playing Santa. The mall mommies start tweeting pictures and soon everyone is crashing the mall to have a seat on Santa's lap.
Â©2014 Julia Kent (P)2015 Julia Kent
Now a USA Today best seller! A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo! Liam The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was 14, and Iâm still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But Iâve learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last 15 years. I canât wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win. Sadie Iâve just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I donât have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? Heâs everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls. I canât possibly get involved with him. Heâs too young for me. Too handsome. But heâs so persuasive....Â Â Â Â
Â©2018 Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby (P)2018 Blunder Woman Productions
For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at 14, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster familyâs mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn - until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is instead just one horrifying part of a relentless killerâs merciless mission. Jane spirits Teddy to the exclusive Evensong boarding school, a sanctuary where young victims of violent crime learn the secrets and skills of survival in a dangerous world. But even behind locked gates, and surrounded by acres of sheltering Maine wilderness, Jane fears that Evensongâs mysterious benefactors arenât the only ones watching. When strange blood-splattered dolls are found dangling from a tree, Jane knows that her instincts are dead on. And when she learns of Will Yablonski and Claire Ward, students whose tragic pasts bear a shocking resemblance to Teddyâs, it becomes chillingly clear that a circling predator has more than one victim in mind. Joining forces with her trusted partner, medical examiner Maura Isles, Jane is determined to keep these orphans safe from harm. But an unspeakable secret dooms the childrenâs fate - unless Jane and Maura can finally put an end to an obsessed killerâs twisted quest.
Â©2012 Tess Gerritsen (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
There is no escaping. Despite a floundering marriage, Megan OâCasey and her husband Finn still make good music together. Which is why they head to Salem, Massachusetts, Meganâshometown - booked to perform a weeklong series of concerts culminating on Halloween. But as soon as they arrive, Finn seems different - sensual beyond belief one moment; cold and ruthless the next. The locals - even Meganâs relatives - regard him strangely, with a distrust bordering on hatred. The nightmare within. Something powerful is arising, a malevolence that may have already claimed Finn for its own. As the full moon approaches, Megan senses that she, too, is in mortal danger. But there are forces watching from beyond the pale of life and death. Whose side theyâre on is the least of Meganâs worries. What they could reveal about her is what sheâs running fromâ¦
Â©2003 Heather Graham (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods. When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. In Lost Feast, food expert Lenore Newman sets out to look at the history of the foods we have loved to death and what that means for the culinary paths we choose for the future. Whether it's chasing down the luscious butter of local Icelandic cattle or looking at the impacts of modern industrialized agriculture on the range of food varieties we can put in our shopping carts, Newman's bright, intelligent gaze finds insight and humor at every turn.Â Â Bracketing the chapters that look at the history of our relationship to specific foods, Lenore enlists her ecologist friend and fellow cook, Dan, in a series of "extinction dinners" designed to recreate meals of the past or to illustrate how we might be eating in the future. Part culinary romp, part environmental wake-up call, Lost Feast makes a critical contribution to our understanding of food security today. You will never look at what's on your plate in quite the same way again.
Â©2019 Lenore Newman (P)2019 Tantor
The eagerly awaited English translation of award-winning author Zhang Lingâs epic and intimate novel about the devastation of war, forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of love. On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast - in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japanâs surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II - three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. Itâs where they had fought - and survived - a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunnerâs mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu. All thatâs missing is Ah Yan - also known as Swallow - the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way. As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yanâs life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities, and yet found the grace and dignity to survive, sheâd been the one to bring them together. And it is her spark of humanity, still burning brightly, that gives these ghosts of the past the courage to look back on everything they endured and remember the woman they lost.
Â©2017 Zhang Ling. Translation Â© 2020 by Shelly Bryant. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times best-selling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequencesâ¦. Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity - the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children's advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for. Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but irresponsible father since her mother left them, sleeping on friends' couches and moving in and out of cheap motels. When Jenny suddenly finds herself on her own, she is forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. The last thing she wants is a social worker, but when Ellen's and Jenny's lives collide, little do they know just how much they can help one another. A powerful and emotionally charged tale about motherhood and justice,Little Mercies is a searing portrait of the tenuous grasp we have on the things we love the most, and of the ties that unexpectedly bring us together.
Â©2004 Heather Gudenkauf (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
There's a stranger in town. And it's no coincidence when she shows up uninvited at a Sweeney family wedding. All eyes are drawn to this urchin who seems to have washed in with the tide. Before the night is over, the doe-eyed waif charms young and old with her street smarts and spunky personality. For better or worse, Annie Dawn is here to stay. The memorable Sweeney sisters from Her Sister's Shoes have returned with more suspense and family drama to hold you spellbound until the dramatic conclusion. As she approaches the next stage of her life as an empty nester, Jackie is torn between expanding her fledgling design business and spending these last precious months with her boys before they fly the coop. Her own worst enemy, Sam is terrified of making a commitment to Eli Marshall, handsome police officer, true love of her life. Her resolve is tested when a ghost from her past shows up after nearly two decades. Faith nurtures her seven-year-old daughter, who is recovering from the trauma of her abusive father. Is the threat in the past, or is there more danger on the horizon? The sisters seek guidance from their mother, Lovie, a true Southern matriarch who shows them how to respond to adversity with grace and dignity. Things are heating up in the Lowcountry. The Sweeney sisters remind us once again that being a part of a family is about more than sharing the same DNA.
Â©2016 Ashley Farley (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Capturing the "lively sensuality" (Library Journal) of the passion-filled, near-future space colony of St. Helen's, the wildly popular alter ego of best-selling author Jayne Ann Krentz delivers "delectably entertaining paranormal romantic suspense" (Booklist).Â Â Â Ever since a false tabloid story ruined her reputation and her interior design business, Zinnia Spring has been labeled the "Scarlet Lady" of St. Helen's. Now, headstrong Zinnia makes a living using her psychic abilities - a highly prized skill that attracts the attention of another planetary outcast, Nick Chastain. The rough-edged casino owner craves what he doesn't have-respectability - and he enlists Zinnia to help find his father's journal and dig up answers to his own mysterious past. Zinnia doesn't have to be psychic to know what else Nick wants; soon they're reaching the electrifying heights of ecstasy - and danger. For when a ruthless killer crosses their search, it will take everything in their power to keep their feet on terra firma and survive a deadly trap.
Â©1997 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2018 Tantor
Barely recovered from her brush with necromancy, Ivy is flung once more into a world of intrigue, adventure, and potential death and disaster. It's not her fault - it just so turns out that she's now the only person in the entire world who can communicate with the dead. And they're a chatty bunch with a list of demands. When the ghosts offer information about a witch-hating mass murderer in return for Ivy's help, she has no choice but to get involved. She might be getting herself into more trouble than she realizes, though - and that's even before she's dragged to Sunday dinner so she can meet Winter's family....
Â©2017 Helen Harper (P)2017 Tantor
A country star looking for a comeback has one last shot at fame - and he might just have one last shot at love. Naomi Mallard is a fixer by nature. And as PR manager for Nashvilleâs Shooting Stars record label, sheâs facing her biggest fix: redeeming country music bad boy Chance Colburn. But in Naomiâs eyes, a police record and a stint in rehab are the least of Chanceâs sins. He has spent his life running from demons and making tabloid headlines that have sent his career into a tailspin. Now heâs struggling to find his muse and maintain his newfound sobriety, all while counting on the woman he once betrayed to repair his tattered reputation. Naomi is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but thatâs not easy when an unexpected injury forces the former couple into disturbingly close proximity. Will mending their once-broken relationship be Naomiâs best save yet? Or will Chanceâs past wreck any hope for a future together?
Â©2018 Terri Osburn (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Stories exploring the fascinating realm of Elfhome, a world where modern-day Pittsburgh has collided with the kingdom of the Elves. A special entry in the best-selling Romantic Times Sapphire award-winning Elfhome series. Contains some of Wen Spencer's best shorter works, including the gems "Bare Snow Falling on Fairywood", "Pittsburgh Backyard and Garden", "Peace Offering", and more tales set in the world of best-selling Elfhome series entries: Tinker, Wolf Who Rules, Elfhome, and Wood Sprites! Pittsburgh: a sprawling modern Earth city stranded in the heart of a virgin forest on Elfhome. Sixty thousand humans, 20,000 black-winged tengu, 10,000 elves, an unknown number of invading oni, four unborn siblings of an elf princess, three dragons, and a pair of nine-year-old geniuses. For every story written, there's a thousand others not told. Lives interweave. Fates intersect. People change one another, often without realizing the impact they've made on others. They come together like a mosaic, little pieces creating a greater picture. Project Elfhome tells the stories of those impacted by Tinker and Windwolf, as they struggle to make Pittsburgh a safe haven. Some of the characters are familiar: Stormsong, Pony, Blue Sky, and Lain. Others are new to listeners. Law forages for wild plants and fish to sell to elf enclaves. A social misfit, she drives a 100-year-old Dodge, has a pet porcupine, and saves damsels in distress in her spare time. A mysterious phone call sets her on a collision course with danger, as she races to save a young female elf. Jane Kryskill is the producer for the popular TV series Pittsburgh Backyard and Garden. She spends her days keeping her host, Hal Rogers, from getting himself killed as he takes on man-eating plants. She's not happy when the network drops famed naturalist Nigel Reid and his cameraman in her lap to film Chased by Monsters. Olivia is 16, a runaway wife of a religious cultist, illegal immigrant, and soon-to-be mother. As Pittsburgh plunges into war, she makes a desperate bargain with the mad elf lord, Forest Moss. As the war between the elves and the oni builds to a head, these three women struggle with their own problems, supported by a circle of unique friends, yet entangled with each other.
Â©2016 Wen Spencer (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Weâve all had friendships that have gone bad. Whether it takes the form of a simple yet inexplicable estrangement or a devastating betrayal, a failed friendship can make your life miserable, threaten your success at work or school, and even undermine your romantic relationships. Finally there is help. In When Friendship Hurts, Jan Yager, recognized internationally as a leading expert on friendship, explores what causes friendships to falter and explains how to mend them - or end them. In this straightforward, illuminating book filled with dozens of quizzes and real-life examples, Yager covers all the bases, including: The 21 types of negative friends - a roguesâ gallery featuring such familiar types as the Blood-Sucker, the Fault-Finder, the Promise Breaker, and the Copycat How to recognize destructive friends as well as how to find ideal ones The email effect - how electronic communication has changed friendships for both the better and the worse The misuse of friendship at work - how to deal with a co-workerâs lies, deceit, or attempts at revenge How to stop obsessing about a failed friendship And much more The first highly prescriptive book to focus on the complexities of friendship, When Friendship Hurts demonstrates how, why, and when to let go of bad friends and how to develop the positive friendships that enrich our lives on every level. For everyone who has ever wondered about friends who betray, hurt, or reject them, this authoritative book provides invaluable insights and advice to resolve the problem once and for all.
Â©2012 Jan Yager (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The next novel in USA Today best-selling author Darcy Burke's sexy and emotional family saga about seven siblings who reunite in a small Oregon town to fulfill their brother's dying wish... Years ago, golden boy Kyle Archer left Ribbon Ridge without a word. Now, with heartbreak on the verge of tearing his family apart, the black sheep is back, and he's determined to regain their trust by uncovering the truth behind Alex's death. But the moment he confronts Maggie Trent - the therapist his parents blame for the tragedy - Kyle is stunned by his powerful attraction to the beautiful doctor...and drawn to her like no woman he's ever met before. When gorgeous, charismatic Kyle approaches Maggie about his brother's death, she agrees to help him search for answers. And as they piece together Alex's last days, their undeniable chemistry turns too hot to ignore. After their relationship becomes more serious than either anticipated, Kyle may be forced to choose between the woman he's desperate to hold on to and the family he almost let slip away.
Â©2015 Darcy Burke (P)2020 Tantor
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Laurelin Paige comes a new story in her Found Duet series.... I knew JC was trouble the minute I laid eyes on him.Â Breaking every rule in my club. I never forget how he made me feel that night. With all the women in that room, all those bodies on display, but his eyes were only on me.Â Of course I married him. Now years have passed. Kids have been born. Weâre still in love as always, and the sex is still fantastic.... And yet, itâs also not. Like many whoâve been married for a while, I long for the high intensity of those days of the past.Â Iâve heard rumors for years about the Open Door. An ultra-exclusive voyeurâs paradise. A place to participate in - or watch - any kind of display you can imagine.Â My husbandâs eyes would still be on me. And maybe other eyes too. If thatâs what we want.Â So when an invitation to come play arrives, how could we turn it down?Â *Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a stand-alone story. For new listeners, itâs an introduction to an authorâs world. And for fans, itâs a bonus book in the authorâs series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.*
Â©2019 Laurelin Paige (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Ryder doesnât know if she can kill Afana and liberate the bunker. One thing she does know is that the Merry Gang will do the impossible to free the hostage - or die trying. Unfortunately for the Gang, there is a fate worse than death: the Madness.Â Will Ryder and the Merry Gang survive the Madness? Will Afana finally meet justice? Will the captives find freedom?
Â©2018 Hayley Lawson and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Inside you'll listen to: A cinematic tutorial on why the best friend (Simon) always loses out to the bad boy (Jace) The benefits (no, really!) of incest...at least in literature What we can read between the lines of Alec and Magnusâ European vacation The importance of friendship, art, humor, and rebellion And more, from the virtues of Downworlders to the naughty side of Shadowhunting. Number-one New York Times best-selling author Cassandra Clare created the Mortal Instruments in 2004 with City of Bones (Simon & Schuster, 2007). Since then, the series has grown to five books, with a sixth due in 2014, and been joined by two spinoff trilogies and an upcoming film starring Jamie Campbell Power and Lily Collins. Featuring stories by Holly Black, Kendare Blake, Gwenda Bond, Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Caine, Sarah Cross, Kami Garcia, Michelle Hodkin, Kelly Link, Kate Milford, Diana Peterfreund, Sara Ryan, Scott Tracey, and Robin Wasserman.
Â©2013 BenBella Books, Inc. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
More often than not, Clint Mason has his foot firmly wedged in his mouth, which tends to get him in plenty of hot water with the ladies. Although his laid back good ole' Southern charm does not fly far with the female population of Cedar Tree, the big burly contractor hides his dark side well. The only one Beth Franklin allows herself to rely on is Beth, and so far that has served her well. Just when her son disappears after dropping his little guy off on her doorstep, her life seems to spiral out of control. For the first time ever, fearing for his safety, the fiercely independent waitress is forced to be on the receiving end of a helping hand. That's not easy for her, especially since the shovel-sized hand belongs to a man whose approach has run hot and cold the last year, leaving her feeling off balance. With a steady and commanding force, he exposes her softer side, while doing everything he can to keep her and those close to her safe.
Â©2015 Margreet Asselbergs as Freya Barker (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Dante Valentine has been through Hell. Literally. Her body shattered and her mind not far behind, sheâs dumped back into her own world to survive - or not - as a pawn in one of Luciferâs endless games. Unfortunately, heâs just messed with the wrong Necromance. And this time sheâs mad enough to do something about it. This time, the Devil will pay.
Â©2008 Lilith Saintcrow (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
In the murky shadows of an alley lies a femaleâs severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair â not human â cling to her body. They are Rizzoliâs only clues, but theyâre enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel. Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now sheâs the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning â and a swift, avenging blade.
Â©2011 Tess Gerritsen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Stationed at the US Naval Academy, Lieutenant Jack Falcone has just learned that he's headed back to the SEALs as an anti-submarine warfare expert. He's got six weeks left in Annapolis - six weeks to convince Maeve that some pasts are worth revisiting. When Maeve said goodbye to Jack 8 years ago after a weekend fling, she never expected that he'd return to her life and wind up the best man in the wedding of her friends, Mick and Lacey. But a lot has happened in the years they've been apart - just enough to make a relationship with him impossible. If she can resist temptation for just six more weeks, her secrets will be safe....
Â©2014 Kate Aster (P)2015 Tantor
Their revolutionary marriage was arguably one of the most scandalous and intriguing in history. Yet five centuries later, we still know little about Martin and Katharina Luther's life as husband and wife - until now. Against all odds, the unlikely union worked, over time blossoming into the most tender of love stories. This unique biography tells the riveting story of two extraordinary people and their extraordinary relationship, offering refreshing insights into Christian history and illuminating the Luthers' profound impact on the institution of marriage, the effects of which still reverberate today. By the time they reach the end of the book, listeners will have a deeper understanding of Luther as a husband and father and will come to love and admire Katharina, a woman who, in spite of her pivotal role, has been largely forgotten by history. Together, this legendary couple experienced joy and grief, triumph and travail. This book brings their private lives and their love story into the spotlight and offers powerful insights into our own 21st-century understanding of marriage.
Â©2017 Michelle DeRusha (P)2018 Tantor
The latest enthralling case in Tess Gerritsen's New York Times bestselling Rizzoli & Isles series, the blockbuster books behind the smash hit TNT series. Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard's kill. Rizzoli follows the puzzling trail of clues all the way to Botswana, where she uncovers the unsolved mystery of a deadly camping safari four years prior. When she realizes the two cases are connected, Rizzoli must track down the sole survivor of the tragic trip to discover who - or what - is behind these gruesome deaths.
Â©2014 Tess Gerritsen (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In a town as small as Ribbon Ridge and with a family as large as the Archers, even the best-kept secrets don't stay buried for long.... Tori Archer is married...well, on paper anyway. She hasn't actually seen her husband since the disastrous morning after their impulsive Vegas wedding. The memories of their intense passion may still make her weak in the knees, but Tori knows their marriage was a mistake. After six months filming abroad, television producer Sean Hennessy wants nothing more than to track down his sexy, captivating wife and get her into bed...fast. So when his boss sends him to Oregon to persuade the famous Archer sextuplets - the former stars of a reality TV show - to do a reunion special, Sean sees the perfect chance to win Tori back. But Tori wants nothing to do with him and is determined to push him away. Yet their attraction is as hot as ever, and Sean will do anything to prove their relationship was more than just a fling...because he knows that when real love happens, it changes everything.
Â©2015 Darcy Burke (P)2020 Tantor
Combining occult knowledge with tried-and-true relationship advice, Sex Witch provides spells for each stage of a relationship. Self-love, seduction, sex, love, protection, revenge, and healing are all covered.Â The spells, such as âA Tarot Spread to Find Which Relationship Format Is Right for Youâ, âNo TERFs Allowed: Embrace Gender Identityâ, and âConsecrate Sex Toysâ, use occult knowledge and Sophie Saint Thomasâs award-winning relationship writing to manifest a spell book that does something genuinely magickal: It works.Â Sex Witch is real. Love is not always fair. Sometimes we get hurt or hurt others. Using the magic inside, youâll learn how to stay balanced during these ups and downs: Break toxic cycles Use candle magic to summon the perfect partner Embrace and unleash your kinks Navigate relationships through rough patches Get over former lovers Practice self-forgiveness and self-kindness
Â©2021 Sophie Saint Thomas (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Tipper has been caring for her familyâs estate for years now, ever since her father disappeared, making a living by selling off his famous artwork. Then she learns that three statues she sold were carved from an ancient foundation stone, and the fabric of her reality is crumbling. She must free her father and save the world. But she canât do it alone. Her ragtag band of adventurers includes Beccaroon, a giant parrot; Bealomondore, an aristocratic young artist; a handsome dragonkeeper prince; the Wizard Fenworth; and the tumanhofer librarian, Librettowit. Together they travel through valleys and kingdoms and consort with purveyors of good and agents of evil to find and reunite the missing statues. Will they learn to rely on Wulderâs grace and guidance along the way?
Â©2011 Donita K. Paul (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
TOP Name Writers Enter the Realm of John Ringo's Black Tide Rising Zombie Apocalypse Series! A collection of all-original stories set in the Black Tide Rising series of novels created by multiple New York Times best-selling author John Ringo. Stories by John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, and more. The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman, and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?" For a group of neighbors in the Chicago suburbs of Northern Indiana, it was "work together or die"...and figure out how to live on top of oil storage tanks to keep the zombies at bay. For the Biological Emergency Response Teams in New York City, it was "how long can we fight off the infected before it's too late?" as well as having to fight other groups all out to claim a dwindling stock of supplies and safety. And for a group of cheerleaders, it was about the end of their world. And about what happens when you get a group of physically fit young women really, really angry. Featuring original stories from some of the brightest stars in the science fiction universe: John Ringo; Eric Flint; John Scalzi & Dave Klecha; Sarah A. Hoyt; Jody Lynn Nye; Michael Z. Williamson; Kacey Ezella - cheerleading coach, veteran, and helicopter pilot; and more.
Â©2016 John Ringo & Gary Poole (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Since losing her husband, Tobias, in a tragic accident, Carol Denman has been on a journey of self-growth. She's taken steps to finally grieve her daughter's death, forgive her first husband, and mend her broken relationship with her mother. The one heartbreak she can't seem to come to terms with is losing her husband. As Carol continues her travels, family, old friends, and new confidants want to help her heal. However, this is a path Carol must travel alone. She knows her husband would want her to be happy again. She just has to figure out how to move forward. Carol must dig deep to find a way back to the peace and happiness she once had in her life with Tobias. Coming to terms with being a widow isn't going to be easy, but with the support from her loved ones and a few strangers, Carol embarks on her most poignant journey yet - finding a life without regrets.
Â©2020 Marci Bolden (P)2021 Tantor
Patience has always been Caleb Whitetail's strength. Quiet and unassuming is what you see with the GFI investigator, but the blood boils hot right under the surface. He kept his distance for years only to see the woman who has held his attention almost lose her life not just once, but twice. He is done standing in the shadows. Katie Acker, once a tough and athletic security specialist now struggles daily to walk. The closest to family she has are her colleagues at GFI. Especially the man who saved her life and always has her back. So when she unwittingly becomes the focus of a Mexican cartel, it's no big surprise she finds him right by her side. With the combustive change in their deepening bond, Katie and Caleb do not see the oncoming danger - until it surrounds them.
Â©2015 Margreet Asselbergs as Freya Barker (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, with a boyfriend, Kevin, who she believes is her soul mate. She has always had a magical side â a gift that finds its way into the breathtaking glasswork she creates â and she struggles to keep it contained. But when Lucy is blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal, she questions many of her choices. Her boyfriend leaves her and his new lover is none other than Lucyâs own sister. Lucyâs bitterness over this devastation is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Meanwhile, facing the severe disapproval of Lucyâs family, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to âromanceâ Lucy so that she can more easily move on. But when Sam and Lucy begin to feel real sparks between them, Lucy must ask herself if she can easily risk her heart again. As Lucy questions her beliefs about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings, she explores the possibility that some things in life - even after being broken - can be re-made into something beautiful. And that it is only by discovering who you really are that you can find the one who truly deserves you.
Â©2012 Lisa Kleypas (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
From the best-selling author of The Girls of Mischief Bay and The Friends We Keep comes a twisty tale of family dynamics that explores what can go terribly, hysterically wrong when the line between friendship and family blurs. Zoe Saldivar is more than just single - she's alone. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home, and her best friend, Jen, is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it's up to her to stop living in isolation. Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated - her first new friend is Jen's widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen's brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe's own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam's flustered, Jen's annoyed, and Zoe is beginning to think "alone" doesn't sound so bad after all. Friendship isn't just one thing - it's a million little things, and no one writes them with more heart and humor than book club sensation Susan Mallery!
Â©2017 Susan Mallery, Inc (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Celebrate the season with this warmhearted charmer from number-one New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery.Â When Princess Bethanyâs father, the king, sells one of his best stallions, she insists the animal get the royal treatment. Disguised as Beth Archer, a mere stablehand, she takes him to Happily Inc, California, a quaint wedding destination thatâs especially sparkly over the holidays.Â Rich women have no place on Cade Saundersâ ranch. He wants a down-to-earth, girl-next-door type - like Beth Archer. After a few cocoa-flavored kisses by the Christmas tree, Bethany begins to fall for her irresistibly handsome host. But will Cade still want her when he discovers sheâs more familiar with a crown than a cowboy hat?
Â©2017 Susan Mallery (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Two local Fool's Gold chefs will find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight, and fall in love, one season at a time.
Â©2013 Susan Mallery Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In this tautly crafted tale of psychological suspense, a recently widowed mother resorts to the unthinkable to protect her shattered family. But does she go too far? After mystery author Diane Christie loses her husband to suicide, she and her son move to the small coastal town of Fog Harbor, Massachusetts. Her daughter is attending college nearby, and Diane hopes that her family can now begin to heal. But rebuilding their lives after the tragedy isn't so simple. Diane's depressed college-age daughter, Alexa, still avoids her, critical of everything Diane does, and even her generally amiable teenage son, Josh, has started acting out. Diane pushes forward, focusing on her writing and her volunteer work at a local crisis hotline. She knows that healing takes time. But then a girl from Alexa's college is found strangled. Worse still, the murderer uses the crisis hotline to confess to Diane...and claims she is the only one who can stop the killing. And just when the glow of new love from an attractive admirer begins to chase away some of the darkness, more girls turn up dead, and Diane races to solve a mystery she fears will hit terrifyingly close to home.
Â©2017 Jennifer Jaynes (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Every moment matters. Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it's empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don't realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day. In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well. Follow along with Felix as he learns how easy it can be to fill the buckets of his classmates, teachers, and family members. Before the day is over, you'll see how Felix learns to be a great bucket filler, and in the process, discovers that filling someone else's bucket also fills his own. Full list of narrators includes Tom Parks, Luke Daniels, Emily Sutton-Smith, and Michael Crouch.
Â©2009 Gallup, Inc. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Illustrations by Maurie Manning. GallupÂ® and Gallup PressÂ® are trademarks of Gallup, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles - the crime-solving duo who inspired the smash hit TNT series - return to investigate the gruesome staged murder of a horror film producer in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.
Â©2017 Tess Gerritsen (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Lieutenant Commander Mick Riley, a member of the fabled SEAL Team Six, can't pull his eyes from Lacey Owens at the funeral of his mentor. Yet she is the type of woman he wants to avoid-the kind that gets him thinking about settling down, spawning kids, and finding lower-mortality employment. Lacey has her own reasons for avoiding Mick. Tired of living in the shadow of her financial mogul sister, this real estate agent has tossed ethics aside to succeed in today's beleaguered housing market. Her no-fail plan to land lucrative listings? Crashing the funerals of wealthy corpses with the hope that their heirs will need to sell their homes. But when their circles of friends collide, Lacey can't avoid Mick's rock-hard abs or smile that melts her into a pool of hot wax. Friendship blossoms and passion simmers . . . even as she struggles to conceal the unethical business plan that brought him into her life. Contains mature themes.
Â©2012 Kate Aster (P)2015 Tantor
Don't trust lust at first sight. One woman chooses reality over fantasy in this friends-to-lovers romance, a steamy standalone by "an author to keep your eye on". (Katee Robert). Jacqueline: As an adult woman - and the vice president of a marketing firm - I shouldn't be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he's a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can't bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he's borderline obsessive about "getting me laid". (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it's clear: The one I'm falling for is Vince. Vince: Jackie Butler's got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn't bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can't ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything's going according to plan...until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly, anything is possible.
Â©2017 Jessica Lemmon (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
You can't just "get over" anxiety. In fact, the very things most people do to try to feel better - avoiding feared situations, pushing worry out of mind - only make the problem worse. Leading psychologists Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer present a powerful new alternative that can help you break free of anxiety by fundamentally changing how you relate to it. With clarity and compassion, this book describes clinically tested mindfulness practices specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. Learn step-by-step strategies for gaining awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate, loosening the grip of worry and fear, and achieving a new level of emotional and physical well-being.
Â©2011 The Guilford Press (P)2016 Tantor
Robert Brogan was destined to be sheriff in the small town of Pride, Oregon. He moved to Pride when he was eight, after his mother's mysterious disappearance. Always following the rules and sticking up for the weak, he had only one thing in mind after graduation, tracking down his mother. But, after almost ten years of looking, with no luck, he makes his way back to his home town. But when tragedy strikes he's given the opportunity of a lifetime. Being sheriff in the small town of Pride he has the chance to pursue the girl he just couldn't keep his mind off. Amelia Blake can never forget the boy that saved her from certain danger ten years ago. When she comes home after her father's death, she only plans on a short visit, but because of her mother's health and after seeing Robert again, she is persuaded to move back home. When sparks fly she can't help finding herself falling fast for the new sheriff in town.
Â©2012,2013,2014 Jill Sanders (P)2014 Jill Sanders
Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City. This audiobook is about them, the so-called mole people, living alone and in communities, in subway tunnels, and below subway platforms. It is about how and why people move underground, who they are, and what they have to say about their lives and the "topside" world they've left behind.
Â©1993 Jennifer Toth (P)2019 Tantor
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery creates the small-town destination for romance in charming Fool's Gold, California - where a loner cowboy finds the one woman who can capture his heart. After Phoebe Kitzke's kind heart gets her suspended from her job in LA, she swears off doing favors - until her best friend begs for help on the family ranch in Fool's Gold. Unfortunately, sexy cowboy Zane Nicholson isn't exactly thrilled by the city girl's arrival. Thanks to his brother's latest scheme, Zane has been roped into taking tourists on a cattle drive. What Phoebe knows about ranching wouldn't fill his hat, but her laughter is so captivating that even his animals fall for her. One slip of his legendary control leads to a passionate kiss that convinces him she's exactly the kind of woman a single-minded loner needs to avoid. In his arms, Phoebe discovers she's a country girl at heart. Yet no matter how much the small town feels like home, she can't stay unless Zane loves her, too...but is this cowboy interested in forever?
Â©2015 Susan Mallery Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Nowadays Kendra Schmitt puts most of her time into the new clinic in Cedar Tree. Always the responsible one in her family, she has avoided any kind of entanglement. In particular with a persistent young investigator. With her schedule a bit more predictable, she is ready to explore a personal life and concedes to what turns out to be a disastrous blind date. Junior member of the GFI team, Neil James, has seen and experienced more than most at his age. When his team becomes part of a task force investigating a series of murders in the area, his protective instincts kick into high gear. The victims' profiles closely match that of a certain physical therapist. Neil has been trying unsuccessfully for over a year to get closer to Kendra. Now that she might be in danger, he's determined to break through her resistance and goes all out to win her trust. Especially now that the killer's focus appears to have zeroed in on Kendra.
Â©2016 Margreet Asselbergs as Freya Barker (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
A confusing fight, a garbage-covered car, and a mom who shares her past as a stripper all drive Shannon to the edge of madness. When her big shot at mystery shopping luxury properties leads to another crazy toilet incident, itâs Declan to the rescue...but can they take the "plunge?" The Shopping series from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent reaches its conclusion with heart, heat, and hilarity.
Â©2014 Julia Kent (P)2014 Julia Kent
In a secluded cabin six young men stage a deadly standoff with FBI agents.... In a wooded area near the FDR Memorial in Washington, the body of a senatorâs daughter is discovered.... For FBI Special Agent Maggie OâDell, there is nothing routine about being called in to work these two cases. As an expert criminal profiler, Maggie provides psychological insight on cases that involve suspected serial killers. She canât understand, then, why she has been assigned to two seemingly unrelated crimes. But as Maggie and her partner, Special Agent R. J. Tully, delve deeper into the cases, they discover there is a connection: Reverend Joseph Everett, the charismatic leader of a high-profile religious sect. The men holed up in the cabin were members of Everettâs church, and the murder of the young woman took place following one of Everettâs rallies. Is Everett a psychotic madman who uses his power to perform heinous crimes? Or is he merely the scapegoat for a killer more cunning than he? Maggie realizes the only way to find out is by using her own mother, a member of Everettâs church, as a pawn in a deadly trap.
Â©2002 Alex Kava (P)2012 Audible, Inc
Everything she believes is a lie. Amelia Nettleton has struggled to overcome her childhood trauma and finally has a chance to lead a normal life - a life with a husband and a family. But a recurring nightmare haunts her: She dreams of a baby crying for its motherâ¦ a baby that may be hers, and was stolen from her. Six years ago, special agent John Strong woke up in a hospital with no memories - but with a strong feeling that he committed terrible acts. Now, driven to atone for a history he canât remember, he works with the FBI to locate missing children. When Amelia turns to John for help, an intoxicatingly familiar passion ignites between them. But the closer they get, the more secrets from their dark pasts come to lightâ¦secrets that someone will kill to keep them from discovering.
Â©2014 Rita Herron (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Shelli Adler has known what she wanted since she was 11 years old. Aiden Brooks. But Aiden has always had other ideas. After spending the early years of his life without his dad, hockey legend Lucas Brooks, Aiden is determined not to settle for anything less than true love. When he's ready. Now he's living the fast life of an NHL bachelor. He won't give his heart to any one girl, but they can have his body - all night long. The party to celebrate the start of the second half of the season was supposed to be no different from any other night. And when a stunning stranger approaches him, he can't seem to keep his hands off her. The next morning, she's gone, and he's been traded to his dad's former team, the Nashville Assassins. All of his professional dreams are coming true, but he can't shake the memory of the girl from that last party. He wants to see her again. Though, after moving across the country - and without knowing her name-that dream seems like a puck destined to miss the net. For Shelli, her night with Aiden was everything she'd ever imagined it could be, and she's sure it is all about to change for them. But for that to happen . . . he would have to know who she was.
Â©2019 Toni Aleo (P)2020 Tantor
Pittsburgh, PA has been magically transported to a world of elves and magic in order to stave off a monstrous invasion of Earth. Now Tinker, once a downtrodden waif from that city, but now a full-blooded elf ruler, must root out and destroy an evil plot that involves the kidnapping and breeding of elf children. Tinker uncovers ancient secrets and a web of betrayal as she searches for the lost elflings. Meanwhile, the orc-like oni gangster kidnappers will stop at nothing to win, so neither can she. At five foot nothing, Tinker's greatest weapon has always been her intelligence. Politics, she discovers, is a battle of wits, and Tinker comes heavily armed.
Â©2012 Wen Spencer (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is ânutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Â©2011 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Roberta Stanton had grown up a thief on the streets of Portland. Breaking into the old building had been easy, and she'd gotten away with it. Or so she thought. It had only cost her the lives of seven close friends. Years later, now Rob found herself on the other side of the law. Tracking down a thief of millions of dollars worth of art was the least of her problems, her major pain now, was the handsome owner of that art. Ric Derby owns the Blue Spot art galleries. Murder and a million dollar theft bring them together. A personal vendetta from a dark figure threatens them both. Retreating to the safety of the small town of Pride, Ric must fight to protect the only person he's ever truly loved.
Â©2012,2013,2014 Jill Sanders (P)2014 Jill Sanders
Renowned healer Lisbeth Vos concocts a cunning revenge against her childhood friend Hannah Brouwer for a wrong committed decades ago. The audacious scheme requires a marriage between Lisbeth's granddaughter and Hannah's widowed son. Desperate for her grandmother's attention and approval, Mila agrees to wed a man she doesn't know. She begins entertaining doubts when Hannah proves to be a loving mother-in-law instead of the monster her grandmother had described. Mila is thinking and acting independently for the first time, going as far as initiating an illicit affair. Her refusal to commit a heinous act at Lisbeth's insistence results in shocking consequences. With danger looming on the horizon, Mila discovers powers that have lain dormant beneath her grandmother's oppressive shadow. Now, she must learn to use her gift and salvage her only chance at happiness.Â Holland's Golden Age comes to life in this suspenseful historical novel with a touch of magical realism.
Â©2020 C. (Christine) De Melo (P)2020 C. (Christine) De Melo
Fans of Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery will fall in love withÂ New York TimesÂ best-selling author Ginny Bairdâs hilarious and unique take on weddings. Hotel magnate Brent Albright is poised to marry a woman heâs not totally wild about purely for business reasons. His betrothed, busy wedding planner Jackie Webb, has an equally impersonal agenda. But when the wedding week arrives, Brentâs surprised to learn that his brassy bride-to-be has an addictively warm, soft, and funny side. She not only charms his family, his fiancÃ©e captures his heart in a way he never thought possible. Suddenly marriage sounds a whole lot better.... Hope Webb has spent her entire life getting her twin sister Jackie out of fixes, and now Jackieâs in the biggest fix of all. She canât eke out enough time to attend herÂ ownÂ pre-wedding parties in beautiful Blue Hill, Maine. What starts out as a favor to impersonate the bride-to-be for one event turns into an all-week affair...andÂ saying âI do.â Hope has helplessly fallen for the groom, and heâs fallen for her, but when the ruse inevitably unravels, sheâll lose the marriage - and the man - sheâs always wanted.
Â©2020 Ginny Baird (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Even though they attend a school of gifted students in New York City, child geniuses Louise Mayer and her twin sister Jillian have always felt alone in the world, isolated by their brilliance. Shortly before their ninth birthday, they make an amazing discovery. They're not alone. Their real mother was astronaut Esme Shenske and their father was the famous inventor, Leonardo Dufae. They have an older sister, Alexander, living on the planet of Elfhome, and four siblings still in cryogenic storage at the fertility center. There's only one problem: The frozen embryos are scheduled to be destroyed within six months. The race is on to save their baby brother and sisters. As a war breaks out on Elfhome and riots start in New York City, the twins use science and magic to plow over everything standing in their way. But when they come face to face with an ancient evil force, they're soon in over their heads in danger.
Â©2014 Wen Spencer (P)2014 Audible Inc.
When her surly teenage son moves back to live with ER physician Naomi Waters unexpectedly, her motherly instincts go on high alert. Nothing could've prepared her for the wave of trouble that follows him back into her life. Sheriff Joe Morris blew his chance with Naomi a few years back when he'd moved faster than his own past allowed. At the first opportunity to get his foot back in the door, he takes it and risks everything to keep her and her son safe. But working for a future isn't easy when you're fighting to survive your past.
Â©2015 Margreet Asselbergs as Freya Barker (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. The book features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler. For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added writing exercises, creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice.
Â©2013 Jeff VanderMeer (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Joan Johnston comes two classic stories of the unforgettable men of Bitter Creek. Cale Landry When the man from Wolf Creek leaves his secluded mountain refuge to seek revenge on the thief who robbed him, he never expected heâd end up taking home the wily old banditâs gorgeous and spirited daughter, Raven. But Cale will never get back what he lost, until he learns to trust in love. Conn Benton Conn Benton is shocked at the suggestion he should marry a Winthrop - especially that tall, redheaded Emaline - to end the feud between their families.Â He might marry her and bed her, but he has no intention of loving her. It takes a Yuletide miracle, the Christmas baby, to heal his vengeful heart.
Â©2019 Joan Johnston (P)2019 HarperAudio
See America with 50 of our finest, funniest, and foremost writers. Anthony Bourdain chases the fumigation truck in Bergen County, New Jersey. Dave Eggers tells it straight: Illinois is Number 1. Louise Erdrich loses her bikini top in North Dakota. Jonathan Franzen gets waylaid by New York's publicist...and personal attorney...and historian...and geologist. John Hodgman explains why there is no such thing as a "Massachusettsean."Â Edward P. Jones makes the case: DC should be a state! Jhumpa Lahiri declares her reckless love for the Rhode Island coast. Rick Moody explores the dark heart of Connecticut's Merritt Parkway, exit by exit. Ann Patchett makes a pilgrimage to the Civil War site at Shiloh, Tennessee. William T. Vollmann visits a San Francisco S&M club and many more!
Â©2009 Trim Tables, LLC (P)2020 Tantor
An irresistible new love story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool's Gold series, a town Library Journal calls "so appealing, readers will want to start scoping out real estate." To overcome her painful past, baker Shelby Gilmore goes on the hunt for a friend - a male friend - to convince her stubborn psyche that men can be trusted. But where in a town as small as Fool's Gold will the petite blonde find a guy willing to not date her? Dark, charming Aidan Mitchell puts the "adventure" in Mitchell Adventure Tours...and into the beds of his many willing female tourists. Until he realizes he's inadvertently become that guy - the one-night Casanova - and worse, everyone in town knows it. Maybe Shelby's boy/girl experiment will help him see women as more than just conquests so he can change his ways and win back his self-respect. As Aidan and Shelby explore the secret lives of men and women, the heat between them fires up the Fool's Gold rumor mill. If no one will believe they're just friends, maybe they should give the gossips something to really talk about!
Â©2016 Susan Mallery Inc. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In this mesmerizing, funny, chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, the subject the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness is a terrible disease". When she was still a child, Lucy Nelson had her alcoholic failure of a father thrown in jail. Ever since then, she has been trying to reform the men around her, even if that ultimately means destroying herself in the process. With his unerring portraits of Lucy and her hapless, childlike husband, Roy, Roth has created an uncompromising work of fictional realism, a vision of provincial American piety, yearning, and discontent that is at once pitiless and compassionate.
Â©1995 Philip Roth (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
After spending three years in the English world, Anna Beiler has come home. She brings with her a baby girl, which will surely cause a stir since Anna is unmarried. She is also hiding secrets: The baby is not hers by birth, nor does Anna intend to stay. Rather, she desperately needs sanctuary from the childâs violent father....It surprises Anna how quickly her Amish habits return to her and how satisfying it feels to reconnect with her father, her sister Leah, and her brother Joseph. Even Annaâs childhood friend Samuel, whose slow, thoughtful manner used to frustrate her, becomes a fond and reassuring companion. But Anna hasnât fully faced the consequences of her irresponsible youth, when her behavior led to a tragic accident. And now her mere presence may endanger the family she holds dear. How easy it is to return to the safe and familiar community whose blessings she once took for granted. But if she wants to stay, Anna must seek forgiveness and experience the true change of heart required to make a new beginning.
Â©2010 Marta Perry (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Ever since she was young, Paige McLean has longed to see the world. Still, she never imagined the world would land on her doorstep in the form of a charming British surgeon who needs a place to stay when his plans fall through. After a devastating loss, Alistair Woodbury has vowed to live his life alone. But in all his travels, he hasn't encountered a town as welcoming as Fool's Gold, nor a woman as caring - or as beautiful - as Paige. Her compassion warms him almost as much as their stolen kisses. When it's Alistair's time to leave, will his brief visit turn into a lifetime stay?
Â©2012 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Every home cook has thoughts on the right and wrong ways to use spices. These beliefs are passed down in family recipes and pronounced by television chefs, but where do such ideas come from? Many are little better than superstition, and most serve only to reinforce a cook's sense of superiority or cover for their insecurities. It doesn't have to be this way. These notes On Spice come from three generations of a family in the spice trade, and dozens upon dozens of their collected spice guides and stories. In this book, you'll learn where spices come from: historically, geographically, botanically, and in the modern market. You'll hear snapshots of life in a spice shop, how the flavors and stories can infuse not just meals but life and relationships. And you'll get straightforward advice delivered with wry wit. Discover why: Salt grinders are useless Saffron is worth its weight in gold (as long as it's pure) That jar of cinnamon almost certainly isn't Vanilla is far more risque than you think PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2019 Caitlin PenzeyMoog (P)2020 Tantor
Ivy Wilde, the laziest witch in the West, is still entangled with the Hallowed Order of Magical Enlightenment. That's not a bad thing, however, because it gives her plenty of excuses to spend more time with sapphire-eyed Raphael Winter, her supposed nemesis. And when he comes knocking because he needs her to spy on the latest series of Enchantment, she jumps at the chance. Hanging around a film set can't be hard - or dangerous - right?
Â©2017 Helen Harper (P)2017 Tantor
In November 2018, the greatest number of women in American history entered Congress. From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and "the Squad" to "the Badasses" with national security backgrounds, from the first two Native Americans in Congress to the first two Muslim women, all were swept into office on a wave of grassroots support, diverse in background, age, professional experience, and ideology. In The Firsts, New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer follows these women's first year in the 116th Congress, chronicling their transition from running trailblazing campaigns to the daily work of governance. In committee rooms, offices, and conversations on the run through the halls of the Capitol, she probed the question: Would Washington, with its hidebound traditions, change the changemakers, or would this Congress, which looked a little more like today's America, truly be the start of something new? Vivid and smart, The Firsts delivers fresh details, inside access, historical perspective, and expert analysis as these women - inspiring, controversial, talented, and rebellious - do something truly surprising: make Congress essential again.
Â©2020 Jennifer Steinhauer (P)2020 Kalorama
A suspenseful story of three women who, in search of freedom from the lies that bind them, experience personal growth, discovery, and forgiveness. Ten years ago, Stuart Carpenter was killed in a single-car accident after retrieving his daughter, Reese, from college. The first responders to the accident saw no evidence of her, and sheâs been neither seen nor heard from since. A decade later, Reeseâs mother, Eva, struggling to make it through her days, holds out hope her daughter is still alive. Maggie, on the rebound after the breakup of a long-term relationship, rushes into marriage with a man she knows little about. On the surface Eric is a stable man and a good provider, but when his job takes them from Oregon to Virginia, his dark side begins to show. Eric is ready to start a family. Maggie is more interested in pursuing a career as an investigative journalist. Eric will do whatever it takes to get his way. On a snowy Sunday in early March, Maggie befriends her across-the-street neighbor, Eva, who confides in Maggie about her missing daughter. The story intrigues Maggie, and she canât stop thinking about Reese. When Ericâs controlling behavior turns abusive, Maggie uses the investigation of Reeseâs disappearance as an opportunity to go undercover. Maggie travels from Virginia to Ohio to Washington DC, unraveling the secrets of the dysfunctional family that drove a young woman to a desperate act of survival.
Â©2020 Ashley Farley (P)2019 Ashley Farley
From the author of the National Bestseller A Paris Apartment comes the story of three women born generations apart and the mysterious book that brings them together.
I'll See You in Paris winds together the lives of three women born generations apart, but who face similar struggles of love and heartbreak.
After losing her fiancÃ© in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they'll go to Paris, where the city's magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.
Thirty years later, Laurel's daughter Annie is newly engaged and an old question resurfaces: who is Annie's father and what happened to him? Laurel has always been vague about the details and Annie's told herself it doesn't matter. But with her impending marriage, Annie has to know everything. Why won't Laurel tell her the truth?
The key to unlocking Laurel's secrets starts with a mysterious book about an infamous woman known as the Duchess of Marlborough. Annie's quest to understand the Duchess, and therefore her own history, takes her from a charming hamlet in the English countryside, to a decaying estate kept behind barbed wire, and ultimately to Paris where answers will be found at last.
Â©2016 Michelle Gable (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
This diary of acclaimed psychologist and radical feminist icon Phyllis Chesler was a pioneering work when it was first published in 1979. A look into the second wave of feminism and the eraâs changing attitudes toward motherhood and pregnancy, With Child - now with an updated preface from her son - remains relevant for mothers today.
Â©1979, 1998 by Phyllis Chesler. This audiobook is published in arrangement with Waldorf Publishing c/o Susan Schulman Literary Agency. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
For a small town nestled in the Cascade Mountains' foothills, picturesque Alpine provides more than enough headlines to fill the pages of editor and publisher Emma Lord's Alpine Advocate. The Labor Day edition's lead story features controversial timber baron Jack Blackwell's scheme to become Skykomish county manager, but the recent strangling deaths of two young women are all anyone can talk about. After a third body is found, Emma's husband, Sheriff Milo Dodge, suspects there's a serial killer in their midst. The latest victim is the sister of a dashing newcomer rumored to be working for Blackwell. Black Jack, as he's known to his non-admirers, has a long-standing rivalry with Milo. To discover if there's any connection between the mogul and the murders, Emma recruits the Advocate's receptionist, Alison Lindahl, to do a little digging. But when the investigation puts Alison into the line of fire, Emma worries that her career will be over before it even begins.
Â©2017 Mary Daheim (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
It turns out my stepfather has plans for me. Plans that make dying look like a walk in the park. He's selling my virginity to a Mexican drug lord to get out of debt. Chase just found out and is here to take me away to safety. To the ocean. To my dreams. But while I'm gone, a murder takes place back home. I receive a phone call. It's the police. I'm the prime suspect. And if I go back, I may become the prime victim. They say love conquers all, but can Chase save me from this? Listen to all the books in the series: Finding Allie Chasing Allie Keeping Allie
Â©2015 Meli Raine (P)2015 Meli Raine
Just in time for the holidays, take another wonderful trip to Oregon. Enjoy this sweet story about some new small-town people and learn about the lives and loves of a hot young couple. Don't miss this opportunity to catch up on some of your favorite book people and the enchanting town of Pride. Amber is new to Pride. As the new manager of the Golden Oar, she has big plans for helping make it one of the finest restaurants along the Oregon coast. But when she moved into town, she hadn't count on running into, and almost killing, the most gorgeous man she'd ever laid eyes on. Luke thinks he knows what he wants out of life. That is until the woman he's been waiting for all his life takes him down. Literally. Now he's out to prove he's not just another man-boy, but someone Amber can trust and come to love.
Â©2012,2013,2014 Jill Sanders (P)2014 Jill Sanders
With wit and sentiment, Tanya Eby shares recipes designed to appeal to certain moods. Sometimes you want to feel energized, sometimes you want something that soothes your spirit, sometimes you just want to eat a ton of casserole because eating feels good.Â Youâll find in Sweet & Sorrow: Lots of swearing Recipes that arenât recipes Recipes that are recipesÂ Ideas for snacks, lunch, dinner, and dessert The story of a life-changing kiss Suggestions on when to just order takeout Random poetry (just a little)Â Thoughts on why Tanya shouldnât be allowed at partiesÂ Laughter Tears And a whole lot of heartÂ Part memoir, part cookbook, Sweet & Sorrow is a loving, personal tribute to the wild journey of life through food. Note: This audiobook is a fun interpretation/performance of the paperback. Some recipes are abridged, but listeners will find a PDF of the full list of recipes contained in the book.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2020 Tanya Eby (P)2020 Blunder Woman Productions
Villains have all the fun - everyone knows that - and this anthology takes you on a wild ride through the dark side! The top villains from 16 urban fantasy series get their own stories - including the baddies of New York Times best-selling authors Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Kelley Armstrong, Seanan McGuire, and Jonathan Maberry. For every hero trying to save the world, there's a villain trying to tear it all down. In this can't-miss anthology edited by Joseph Nassise (The Templar Chronicles), you get to plot world domination with the best of the evildoers we love to hate! This outstanding collection brings you stories told from the villains' points of view, imparting fresh and unique takes on the evil masterminds, wicked witches, and infernal personalities that skulk in today's most popular series. The full anthology features stories by Jim Butcher (the Dresden Files), Kelley Armstrong (the Cainsville and Otherworld series), Seanan McGuire (October Daye), Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger), Lilith Saintcrow (Jill Kismet), Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville), Joseph Nassise (Templar Chronicles), C. E. Murphy (Walker Papers), Steven Savile (Glass Town), Caitlin Kittredge (the Hellhound Chronicles and the Black London series), Jeffrey Somers (The Ustari Cycle), Sam Witt (Pitchfork County), Craig Schaefer (Daniel Faust), Jon F. Merz (Lawson Vampire), and Diana Pharaoh Francis (Horngate Witches). PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2017 Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Jeff Somers, Joseph Nassise (P)2017 Recorded Books
Single mom Dori Robertson is suddenly under pressure to find a new father for her 11-year-old son. And heâs already chosen the guy: former pro-football player Gavin Parker. As it turns out, Gavinâs daughter wants her dad to marry again, too. When the kids join forces, Gavin suggests he and Dori start dating, just to satisfy the kids. Dori figures itâs safe enoughâ¦until he kisses her!
Â©2009 Debbie Macomber (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Desperate to shake herself free from the humiliation of a very public divorce, TV financial correspondent Vi Owens makes a deal with a Navy SEAL commander who can wipe her slate clean: one date in the public eye. One night of unrivaled temptation. No strings attached. Just weeks before he deploys, Captain Joe Shey can't resist the intriguing offer from the sister-in-law of a fellow SEAL. As commander of the teams in Little Creek, however, there's something he'll need in return...something that makes Vi realize she's struck a deal with a man she can't resist. But when tragedy strikes and a life is shattered, Vi and the hardened SEAL might discover a depth of passion they never knew existed.
Â©2014 Kate Aster (P)2015 Tantor
A dramatic chapter of American history comes vividly to life in this evocative tale of a mother and daughter navigating the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On a beautiful December day, young Marty Langsmithâs life explodes into flames. Evacuated with her mother, April, to the mainland, Martyâs new world is haunted by nightmares of the lion in the lei shop, a creature fabricated by a neighbor thatâs said to devour happy children. Meanwhile April, powerless to shield her daughter from the devastation of the Japanese attack and the painful uncertainty of life without her deployed army father, is caught between her own longing for the past and her hope for the future. Spanning the tumultuous war years, The Lion in the Lei Shop is a poignant, illuminating tale of two women bound by love and sorrow, twin sentinels mourning the loss of a nationâs innocence and struggling to build a new life without the father and husband they fear may never return. Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out-of-print) novels originally published from 1960 to 2000. Each book is personally selected by NPR commentator and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading.
Â©1970 Catherine S. Jennison (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She's drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's good looks, caring nature, and especially his devotion to his young daughter. But he's also her boss and a good friend. Putting her heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever. Since his divorce, Cameron hasn't been willing to trust his heart - or his daughter - with anyone else. For months he's pushed away all thoughts of taking Rina in his arms and kissing her, unwilling to risk their friendship for a single night of pleasure. But when a kiss under the mistletoe unlocks the simmering passion between them, Rina and Cameron may just find love for the holidays after all....
Â©2011 Susan Macias Redmond (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The sweetest reward comes after the longest waitÂ Vicktor Orlov took one look at the wary gaze and slow-to-trust personality of the deliciously sexy and fascinating Rachel Dolan and knew he wanted more than just a casual friendship. But as a natural protector, he also knew bossiness and overprotective maneuvering would push her away. He'll use every tool in his easygoing arsenal to convince her to take a chance on them. Rachel's flourishing new career as a tattoo artist has brought color back into a life previously damaged by violence. She knows she can trust Vic - it's herself she's not sure of. She doesn't want to be caged or controlled, protected so much she has no ability to make her own choices. And damn if the man doesn't know it.Â When Vic finally drops all pretenses of "just friends" and focuses all his careful affection and irresistible seduction on her, Rachel knows she's falling hard for the laid-back pretty-boy Russian she's discovered has a relentlessly steel spine when it comes to her.Â And she can't resist.Â
Â©2018 Lauren Dane (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Do you have a cheating spouse? Has counseling failed? Want to get even? Then hire Infidelity Limited...
Olivia Shaw grew up poor on the wrong side of the tracks, but with her thriving real estate business and a solid marriage, her life finally feels stable...until she discovers her husband is cheating. Enraged, her sister offers a solution: Infidelity Limited, a firm that promises to rough up her husband and scare him straight.
Overnight, Olivia's life is upended as she, like all of Infidelity Limited's clients, is drawn into a dark web of blackmail and murder. Now, Olivia is emerging as a prime suspect in her husband's death. As a dogged detective closes in, Olivia has only one option: take down Infidelity Limited before it's too late.
Â©2016 Simon Wood. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The latest enthralling case in Tess Gerritsen's New York Times bestselling Rizzoli & Isles series, the blockbuster books behind the smash hit TNT series. Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard's kill. Rizzoli follows the puzzling trail of clues all the way to Botswana, where she uncovers the unsolved mystery of a deadly camping safari four years prior. When she realizes the two cases are connected, Rizzoli must track down the sole survivor of the tragic trip to discover who - or what - is behind these gruesome deaths.
Â©2014 Tess Gerritsen (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In 2009, Harvey A. Silverglate, a prominent criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer, published his landmark critique of the federal criminal-justice system, Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. In 2014, Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor in three districts under nine United States attorneys from both political parties and who has been lead counsel in 500 federal appeals, published her landmark indictment of the system, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, after she witnessed appalling abuses by prosecutors - more than a decade after she entered private practice. Now these two leading authorities combine their knowledge and experience to describe the problems within the Department of Justice and in the federal courts - and to offer solutions. Together, Powell and Silverglate shine a light on the defects of the system: overzealous prosecutors, perjury traps, negligent judges, perverse limits on self-defense, vague and overabundant criminal statutes, insufficient requirements for criminal intent, and no accountability for prosecutors. Most important, they provide a much-needed blueprint for reforming the Department of Justice and the criminal-justice system, including actions an average citizen can take to help restore justice.
Â©2020 Harvey A. Silvergate and Sidney Powell (P)2020 Tantor
A revelatory look into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, considered in his time to be the greatest living American novelist and short story writer, winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Mary Dearborn's new biography gives the richest and most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatically unique American artist, whose same uncontrollable demons that inspired and drove him throughout his life undid him at the end and whose seven novels and six short story collections informed - and are still informing - fiction writing generations after his death.
Â©2017 Mary V. Dearborn (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
From USA Today best-selling author Darcy Burke comes a sexy and emotional family saga about seven siblings who reunite in a small Oregon town to fulfill their brother's dying wish...and find love in unexpected places. Fed up with her self-imposed single life, successful event planner Sara Archer heads to a bar for a night of dancing...and bumps into Dylan Westcott, a high school crush she hasn't seen in years. Harmless flirting leads to a hot, completely uncharacteristic one-night stand. But when she wakes up alone, Sara knows there won't be a repeat. Dylan, a divorced, ex-military construction contractor, limits himself to casual flings - his failed marriage proves he's better off alone anyway - but he can't stop dreaming about Sara. And when his firm is hired to oversee the renovation project run by the Archer siblings, the two are unable to resist their explosive chemistry. But when their secret affair grows beyond "friends with benefits" and neither is willing to admit they want more, family drama and emotional scars may ruin their chance at a love they believed was only in their dreams.
Â©2015 Darcy Burke (P)2020 Tantor
By all accounts, Abby Holden has it all. She's the mother of a beautiful teenager and the wife of a beloved high school football coach. And all it took to achieve her charmed life was her greatest act of betrayal. Coach Ryan can coax his team to victory, but he can't seem to make his wife, Abby, happy. Her struggles with depression have marred their marriage and taken a toll on their daughter, Juliana. Although this isn't the life he's dreamed of, he's determined to heal the rifts in his family. Chasing waterfalls and documenting their beauty has led photographer Lauren Sheppard all around the world. Now it has brought her back home to the mountains of North Carolina - back to the scene of her devastating heartbreak. For the first time in seventeen years, a trio of once-inseparable friends find themselves confronting past loves, hurts, and the rapid rush of a current that still pulls them together....
Â©2016 Rochelle B. Weinstein (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"I KILLED MY PARENTS." Seventeen-year-old Tyler Hadley posted an invitation on Facebook: party at my crib tonight. But this was no ordinary house party in the Florida suburbs; it was a grisly crime scene. Later that night, Tyler revealed to his best friend, Michael, that he'd bludgeoned his parents to death with a hammer. Michael didn't believe himâ¦until he entered the master bedroom and saw the bodies of Tyler's parents on the floor - murdered, beyond the shadow of a doubt.Â "THEY DESERVED IT." Mary Jo and Blake Hadley had always known their son had a dark side. He would make disturbing jokes about murder on Facebook. He apparently idolized the infamous Menendez brothers, who murdered their parents for money. But how could they have known their son was dead serious? What kind of person could kill his mother and father, throw a party with their bodies in the next room, and brag about it? This riveting account by an award-winning journalist takes you deep inside the mind of a troubled teenager - and behind the scenes of a true American nightmareâ¦
Â©2014 Amber Hunt. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Denim and Diamonds:Rancher Chase Brown has always loved Letty Ellison, but nine years ago she left their small Wyoming town, searching for a different kind of life. Now she's come home to Red Springs with her dreams in tatters - and a five-year-old child in tow. She's ready to trade the false glitter of Hollywood for the true happiness of being a rancher's wife. Chase's wife. But is it too late?The Wyoming Kid:Rancher Lonny Ellison is an ex-rodeo cowboy who's used to the adulation of women. But that's something he doesn't get from Joy Fuller. In fact, they argue constantly. His sister, Letty, says it's because he's interested in Joy...and Lonny figures she's right. Can he convince Joy that marriage to the Wyoming Kid will be as exciting as an eight-second bull ride and as sweet as the cookies she likes to bake?
Â©2009 Debbie Macomber (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf War, The Optimistic Decade takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters and is a sweeping novel about idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it.Â There is Caleb Silver, the beloved founder of the back-to-the-land camp Llamalo, who is determined to teach others to live simply. There are the ranchers, Don and son Donnie, who gave up their land to Caleb, having run out of options after Exxon came and went and left them bankrupt. There is Rebecca Silver, determined to become an activist like her father and undone by the spell of Llamalo and new love; and there is David, a teenager who has turned Llamalo into his personal religion. But situated on a plateau in the heart of the Rockies, Llamalo proves that it might outlast anyone's heady plans for it, from the earliest Native American settlers to the latest lovers of the land.Â Like Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings, Heather Abel's novel is a brilliant exploration of the bloom and fade of idealism and how it forever changes one's life. Or so we think.
Â©2018 Heather Abel (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Published in their entirety, Sylvia Plath's journals provide an intimate portrait of the writer who was to produce in the last seven months of her life some of the most extraordinary poems of the 20th century. Faithfully transcribed from the 23 journals and journal fragments owned by Smith College, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath includes two journals that Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, unsealed just before his death in 1998.Â A heavily abridged edition of Plath's diaries was published in 1982. This new unabridged edition reveals more fully the intensity of the poet's personal and literary struggles, and provides fresh insight into both her frequent desperation and the bravery with which she faced her demons. With its haunting, vibrant, and brutally honest prose, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath is a must-listen for all who have been moved and fascinated by Plath's life and work.
Â©2000 The Estate of Sylvia Plath; Preface, Notes, and Index Copyright 2000 by Karen V. Kukil (P)2019 Tantor
Amy Wellington is about to get married and she couldn't be more miserable. Sure, she loves Peter Johnson, but the problem is her mother, Pepper. Amy hasn't spoken to her in over a decade and for good reason: Her mother is cursed with being interesting. Take for instance, Amy's real name: Sausage. She blames her mother entirely. The wedding will take place at the beautiful Leelanau Lodge, a secluded spot in northern Michigan. When Peter convinces Amy to invite her mother, Amy knows there's going to be trouble. But how could she know the trouble will involve her first love, the sexy Graham, a series of murders, and excellent lentil soup? In Pepper Wellington and the Case of the Missing Sausage there's murder and sex, but not at the same time. There is also a string of questions. Will Amy finally live her life authentically? Will she choose a grey life with Peter, or a colorful one with Graham? How many people will end up dead? And most importantly...what kind of mother would name her daughter Sausage?
Â©2010 Tanya Eby (P)2012 Tanya Eby
What You See In an ancient cemetery, travel writer Jade MacGregorâs tour of a Scottish tomb is marred by a terrifying attack that leaves her surrounded by corpses drained of blood. A year later, back home on a shadowy French Quarter street, she glimpses the oddly compelling stranger she met that day. Coincidence - or is it something far more disturbing? Could Kill You Surrounded by her friends and engrossed in her work, Jade should feel secure. But then new bodies start showing up, and somebody is dogging her every move. Somebody who knows what she saw on that long ago afternoon among the gravestones and mausoleums. Somebody who will try to rescue her from the undead waiting to make her one of them.
Â©2013 Heather Graham (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A collection of the journals, fiction, and letters of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends will help to tell Estherâs story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.
Â©2014 Lori and Wayne Earl (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Dutton Childrenâs Books, a division of Penguin Young Readerâs Group, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.
Evan Archer has always preferred peace and solitude to the loud antics of his large, hard-to-navigate family. But when Archer Enterprises needs a new creative director, Evan jumps at the chance to claim the job he's always wanted.Â Moving home is easier than he expected, but Evan isn't prepared for the stunning A-list celebrity hiding out in his family's garage apartment. Following a major tabloid scandal, movie star Alaina Pierce escapes to Ribbon Ridge. She's immediately drawn to the quiet, picturesque town and the incredibly sexy - if a little quirky - Evan. He may be built like a Greek god, but he's honest and straightforward...so different from the Hollywood types she normally dates.Â Â Their attraction is undeniable, but Alaina can't elude the paparazzi forever, and Evan has no interest in being in the limelight. When the secret she's been keeping is exposed, the idea of Evan - of real love and a family like the Archers - could vanish in an instant.
Â©2015 Darcy Burke (P)2020 Tantor
Almost one in four American working adults has a job that pays less than a living wage. Conventional wisdom says thatâs how the world has to work. Bad jobs with low wages, minimal benefits, little training, and chaotic schedules are the only way companies can keep costs down and prices low. If companies were to offer better jobs, customers would have to pay more or companies would have to make less. But in The Good Jobs Strategy, Zeynep Ton, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, makes the compelling case that even in low-cost settings, leaving employees behind - with bad jobs - is a choice, not a necessity. Drawing on more than a decade of research, Ton shows how operational excellence enables companies to offer the lowest prices to customers while ensuring good jobs for their employees and superior results for their investors. Ton describes the elements of the good jobs strategy in a variety of successful companies around the world, including Southwest Airlines, UPS, Toyota, Zappos, and In-N-Out Burger. She focuses on four model retailers - Costco, Mercadona, Trader Joe's, and QuikTrip - to demonstrate the good jobs strategy at work and reveals four choices that have transformed these companies' high investment in workers into lower costs, higher profits, and greater customer satisfaction. Full of surprising, counterintuitive insights, the audiobook answers questions such as: How can offering fewer products increase customer satisfaction? Why would having more employees than you need reduce costs and boost profits? How can companies simultaneously standardize work and empower employees? The Good Jobs Strategy outlines an invaluable blueprint for any organization that wants to pursue a sustainable competitive strategy in which everyone - employees, customers, and investors - wins.
Â©2014 Zeynep Ton (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Suddenly a father after his little brother is abandoned on his doorstep, Corbin Beck has no idea how to care for a toddler. Thankfully, former hometown party girl Samantha Alcorn is making a fresh start as a live-in nanny. As Corbin bonds with little Mikey - and sparks fly with Samantha - they begin to feel like a family. But Samantha's secret could change everything....
Â©2020 Lee Tobin McClain (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
With a broken heart, a stalled career, and a troubled family, singer-songwriter Annie Walsh seeks refuge at her secluded home, surrounded by a lush Florida tangelo grove and the company of her old dog Detour. But a crime connected to her brother Calder threatens to tear her family apart, and Annie is forced to shore up her loyalties and question some profound disappointments of her past. From the ever-changing present, where each hour brings an unforeseen piece of news, to the poignant childhood days of first allegiances and life-changing losses, circumstances converge and Annie steps out to lull the listener into this soulful, stirring journey like a fine and forlorn love ballad. Carry Yourself Back to Me cultivates an often tender, sometimes tart world of love and loss. Inflected with melancholy and redeemed by melody, this deeply affecting story is certain to strike a resonant chord in the heart.
Â©2011 Deborah Reed (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I don't turn every date into a medical emergency, but when I do, I nearly castrate my manâ¦. Shannon and Declan's first real date ends with an ambulance trip and yet another test of their madcap relationship. Ex-boyfriend Steve insists on dinner with Shannon while Declan is overseas on business, but a surprise return leads to plenty of romance as Declan whisks her away for a ride over Boston (in more ways than one...). Just as life and love look good, a misunderstanding takes on a sinister tone as a conspiracy brews to keep them apart.
Â©2014 Julia Kent (P)2014 Julia Kent
Radical Intuition reveals an all new understanding of intuition and how to use it to live an extraordinary life. This practical guide will teach you to go beyond thinking and discover higher awareness with the power of intuition - a revolutionary force at the threshold of a new era of consciousness.Â Kim Chestney gives clear guidance for tuning in to your own process of insight, backed by voices from successful insight leaders who recognize intuition as the source of genius in all aspects of life. Learn how to tap into your inner wisdom and create the life you are made for.
Â©2020 Kim Chestney (P)2021 Tantor
Join Nara and Mykel on a journey through the Great Land.... Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never been good at keeping secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious adoptive father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift. A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her and her friend on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people. "...stunning young adult fantasy tale... suspenseful... will make readers' hearts race." (Readers' Favorite Reviews) "...one of the best fantasy novels I've read in a long time." (Online Book Club Review) "Willson writes in a simple prose that delicately summons his fantasy world to life." (Kirkus Reviews) "...a promising and entertaining introduction to a well-thought-out and intriguing new fantasy world." (IndieReader Review) "Willson is such a clever, clever writer. He'll pull you in, mess with you a little and, then, just when you think you have a handle on the story, he'll pull the rug from under you. Wonderful stuff!" (Wishing Shelf Review)
Â©2018 David A. Willson (P)2018 David A. Willson
Chris Harrison, the beloved longtime host of ABC's The Bachelor, explores the perils and rewards of risking everything for love in his first novel. As the longtime host of ABC's hit shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison has witnessed the joys and heartbreak of men and women searching for everlasting love. A true romantic at heart, he believes that everyone deserves their own fairytale ending. Now, in his first work of fiction, Chris draws on his unique insights and wisdom in a remarkable debut novel that explores love and its consequences - a must-listen for Bachelor fans and hopeless romantics everywhere.
Â©2015 Chris Harrison (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Produced by arrangement with Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. All Rights Reserved.
In this latest novel in Virginia Wise's enthralling historical saga about America's first Amish settlement, two devoted sisters forge ahead in a difficult new world - only to find that love is a thrilling discovery of its own.... Outgoing and irrepressible, young Christina has her choice of suitors. But she and her practical-minded older sister, Hilda, have built a thriving life in the rugged Pennsylvania backcountry. Hilda has given up her marriage dreams as foolish - and Christina vows she'll never marry until she finds her sister a husband. So when two handsome newcomers arrive, Christina engages in a bit of secret matchmaking - with disastrous results.... Johan is used to hard work and overcoming obstacles. He's instantly drawn to Christina's lively nature - and agrees with her that his serious brother, Wilhelm, would be perfect for Hilda. But Christina's selfless schemes are keeping her from seeing how much Johan really cares for her. And between mishaps, mistakes, and an unintentional masquerade, Christina and Johan will need to search their hearts to understand themselves, set things right - and embark on a future together....
Â©2021 Virginia Wise (P)2021 Tantor
Her story began long before she started working at The Sky Launch... Screw fairytales. The only reward Gwen Anders got from her rough childhood was a thick skin and hard heart. She's content with her daily grind managing a top NYC nightclub - Eighty-Eighth Floor. So hers isn't a happily ever after. She doesn't believe in those anyway. Then she meets JC. The rich, smooth talking playboy is the sexiest thing that Gwen has ever encountered, but she's not interested in a night-in-shining latex. But when a family tragedy pushes her to the brink, it's JC who's there to teach her a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires. His no-strings-attached lessons require her to abandon her constant need for control. Her carefully built walls are obliterated. Gwen discovers there's a beautiful world outside her prison. Freedom is exhilarating - and terrifying. When she starts to feel something for JC, she fears for her heart. Especially as she realizes that he has secrets of his own. Secrets that don't want to set him free.
Â©2014 Laurelin Paige (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Minister's wife, sometime sleuth, and culinary artist Faith Sibley Fairchild is intrigued by rumors of mysterious doings at Hubbard House - an elegant, secluded retirement home for the well-heeled Yankees of Aleford, Massachusetts. Determined to do some surreptitious snooping, she joins the pricey retreat's flu-depleted kitchen staff, only to witness an aging resident collapse face-first into a bowl of Faith's hot and savory bouillon. But it isn't until a blackmailing drug dealer turns up dead in Faith's bedroom that the amateur investigator realizes that murder not only happens at Hubbard, it's the specialty of the house! And Faith's own demise might very well be the next item on the menu.
Â©1991 Katherine Hall Page (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Christmas Kisses is a collection from five best-selling and award-winning authors. Set in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these inspirational romances are sure to delight while you sip cocoa by the fire and listen to Christmas carols.Â The Candy Counter Heiress by Lucy McConnellÂ Someday Reese Gates will own the Candy Counter at Kenworth's; but someday can't come fast enough when the manager threatens to bring in a national candy provider. Reese secretly takes matters into her own hands, hoping to save her parents from additional worry and prove herself capable of running the company. Her deception deepens as she ropes computer guru Andy Edwards into helping her expand the business.Â Reese wanted to shake things up, but she wasn't planning on her heart getting caught in the mix by Andy's stolen kisses. If she can hold it together until after Christmas, then she can reveal her successful online company and her feelings for Andy. Unfortunately for Reese, even the best laid plans can melt like chocolate. Christmas Makeover by Cami CheckettsÂ Chelsea Jamison has been infatuated with Drew Stirling longer than she's loved playing basketball, high-top sneakers, and the Knicks. Unfortunately, all Drew sees is the kid who kicked his trash in the high school free throw contest, and not the girl whose heart breaks into a fast dribble when he's near.Â Drew makes an unexpected visit home to Echo Ridge and their friendship picks up where they left off, as they scheme to make a teenaged boy's Christmas dreams come true. When Chelsea realizes she's fallen for her best friend, she wonders if there is any hope of a relationship with Drew or if she's stuck in buddy status for life.Â Hope for Christmas by Rachelle J. ChristensenÂ Anika Fletcher hates Christmas - its promises of good tidings and hope for the future are as tinseled as the ornaments on Kenworth's Hope Tree. Despite her feelings, Anika wants to maintain her daughter's faith in the magic of the season, and gladly accepts a second job working with the handsome Carlos Rodriguez to restore Kenworth's old fashioned soda fountain.Â Carlos is no stranger to hard times and slowly shares his life of light and joy with Anika as they work together. Just as her fragile soul begins to feel hope again, an ill-timed act of charity changes everything. Anika isn't sure who she can trust or if hope is worth nurturing - especially at Christmas, when it's easy to enjoy a kiss and believe love can last longer than the season.Â Soda Fountain Christmas by Connie E. SokolÂ Keira Kenworth has one focus this holiday season: save her father's old-time department store from bankruptcy. She is not focused on Tayton Wells, the tall, dark, and genius marketing guru from downtown New York, hired to make it happen.
Â©2016 Lucy McConnell, Cami Checketts, Rachelle J. Christensen, Connie E. Sokol, Heather Tullis (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blake Orbison's pro football career with the Portland Devils may have come crashing to an end, but not calling the signals anymore just gives him more time to devote to his business enterprises, including the latest and greatest: the opening of the Wild Horse Resort in scenic north Idaho. And that other one, too. Blake's on the marriage track now, and he's got a game plan. But when he runs into a trespasser leaping from his shoreline boulders into his lake, what's a good ol' boy to do but strip down and join her? Dakota Savage is nobody's temporary diversion, least of all the man responsible for her family's semi-desperate circumstances. Some people may think she has a piercing too many, but she's had more than enough of being called trash in this town. She's come home to Wild Horse to run her stepfather's painting business, and any extra time she has goes into creating her stained glass. An overpaid, entitled, infuriating NFL quarterback is no part of her life plan, no matter how sweet he talks. No matter how slow he smiles. No matter what.
Â©2016 Rosalind James (P)2016 Rosalind James
Technology has revolutionized the business sector. Whether you're an entrepreneur, employee, CEO, or executive, you're likely feeling the effects of less humanity and more technology. Our minds are distracted, our attention spans are shortened, we want everything on demand, in boxes are never empty, our energy is frequently negative, we're addicted to social media, and we're sleep deprived. This cannot be the new normal. Breath is the antidote!Â
Breathe to Succeed shares the transformative power of breath in business. Even just three deep breaths at key moments can be nothing short of miraculous. With Abrams's fast, simple, and effective breathing techniques, you'll become more mindful and engaged and experience better moods, a calmer perspective, and positive energy that will translate to next-level productivity, creativity, and clarity. Breathe to Succeed will teach you how to:Â
Utilize a variety of simple breath techniques to access your optimal energy and manage your emotions in the moment.Â
Become self-aware of your negative thought patterns/behavior and rewire your brain with positive new habits.Â
Activate the power of your mind to breathe through challenges, make better decisions, and reach goals effortlessly.Â
Â©2019 by Sandy Abrams. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
While visiting Julian âRatâ Perkins, the 16-year-old boy with whom she survived a terrible ordeal, Maura Isles is startled to learn that all the students at Evensong are survivors of violence. Isolated in the Maine wilderness, the boarding school teaches its students the science and investigative skills needed for a high-level crime fighting career. Meanwhile in Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli investigates the murder of Teddy Clockâs foster family, a slaughter that only Teddy survived. When Teddy is also threatened, Rizzoli hides him at Evensong. But she and Maura discover that even the secluded school cannot shut out a gathering threat, and that the key to the murders is within its gates.
Â©2012 Tess Gerritsen (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A husband. A father. A killer.Â Chris Watts was a family man. Everybody, including his family, believed that. Yet, on August 13, 2018, he murdered Shanann, his pregnant wife, and two young daughters.Â As terrible as his story is, it is also a warning because to this day, living behind bars, Watts is still acting out the character traits that made him kill in the first place.Â In this, the first and only psychological exploration of the Watts family murders, psychotherapist Lena Derhally has pieced together the crime, the events leading to it, and most of all, her beliefs about the "why". She explores the childhoods, families of origin, meeting, and early relationship of Shanann and Chris Watts. She also examines Watts's double life and duplicity regarding his well-publicized affair with a coworker.Â The audiobook includes an in-depth look at community psychopaths, the different subtypes of narcissism, how to prevent this type of violence, and interviews with a neuroscientist, a criminal psychologist, and a journalist. Using her knowledge of attachment theory, Imago relationship theory, and psychopathology, Derhally draws a profile of the real Chris Watts and - just as important - she warns listeners that he is still a danger today.
Â©2019 Lena M. Derhally (P)2020 Tantor
The beloved New York Times columnist "inspires women to embrace aging and look at it with a new sense of hope" in this lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America (Parade Magazine). "You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad - for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny it, defer it - and women have been on the front lines of the battle, willingly or not.Â In her lively social history of American women and aging, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries. From Plymouth Rock (when a woman was considered marriageable if "civil and under fifty years of age"), to a few generations later, when they were quietly retired to elderdom once they had passed the optimum age for reproduction, to recent decades when freedom from striving in the workplace and caretaking at home is often celebrated, to the first female nominee for president, American attitudes towards age have been a moving target. Gail Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2019 Gail Collins (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Move over, Buffy! Tinker not only kicks supernatural butt - shes a techie genius, too! Inventor, girl genius Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves. She runs her salvage business, pays her taxes, and tries to keep the local ambient level of magic down with gadgets of her own design. When a pack of wargs chase an Elven noble into her scrap yard, life as she knows it takes a serious detour. Tinker finds herself taking on the Elven court, the NSA, the Elven Interdimensional Agency, technology smugglers and a college-minded Xenobiologist as she tries to stay focused on whats really important her first date. Armed with an intelligence the size of a planet, steel toed boots, and a junk yard dog attitude, Tinker is ready to kick butt to get her first kiss.
Â©2003 Wen Spencer (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Fame has its price - and in Hollywood, it can cost you your life. Thatâs where Abby Sinclair comes in. She infiltrates the lives of celebrity stalkers to separate the homicidal from the harmless. It doesnât take her long to realize that the man harassing LAâs most glamorous TV newswoman poses a very real threat. Raymond Hickle used to be golden-haired Kris Barwoodâs biggest fan. Now heâs her worst nightmare. Phone calls and gifts have failed to win her heart, so now heâs taking a new approach. When heâs finished, Hickle will be famous - and Kris will be dead. Posing as Hickleâs new neighbor, Abby tries to draw out his secrets and prevent a tragedy - by any means necessary. But nothing about this case is as simple as it seems. And by the time she learns how deep the danger lies, Abby is no longer the hunterâ¦ sheâs the prey.
Â©2012 Michael Prescott (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Devastating secrets tear two families apart in this acclaimed novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods For ten years Emily Dobbs and Marcie Carter have been the closest of friends. They've raised their kids together, shared joy and heartache, exchanged neighborhood gossip over tea. But when Marcie's son, now a college freshman sports star, is arrested for date rape, the bond between the families could be shattered forever. As the Carters try to deal with the unthinkable, Emily discovers her daughter has been hiding a terrible secret...a secret that threatens the futures of both families. Recently divorced, Emily struggles to keep it all together - to support her terrified daughter, to maintain her friendship with Evan's mother and to have faith in the detective who could change all of their lives. When things seem darkest, both she and Marcie discover that sometimes the first step toward a better future is mending fences with the past.
Â©2007 Sherryl Woods. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
There's more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, multi-dimensional characters, fantasy author Deborah Chester guides novices and intermediate writers through a step-by-step process of story construction. Whether offering tips on how to test a plot premise or survive what she calls the dark dismal middle, Chester shares the techniques she uses in writing her own novels. Examples drawn from both traditional and urban fantasy illustrate her nuts-and-bolts approach to elemental story design.Â Â With a foreword by New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher, who studied writing in Chester's classes at the University of Oklahoma, The Fantasy Fiction Formula delivers a practical, proven approach to writing fantasy like a pro.
Â©2016 Deborah Chester (P)2020 Tantor
Previously published as Pieces of You. From award-winning romance author Loreth Anne White comes a story of justice, loyalty, and unbreakable bonds that is both a thrilling mystery and a moving love story. Newly exonerated ex-con Jeb Cullen is determined to prove his innocence to his former neighbors and win back the heart of Rachel Salonen, the only woman heâs ever loved. Nine years after her testimony helped put Jeb behind bars, Rachelâs life is finally getting back to normal. But itâs turned upside down by the sudden death of her sister and her new responsibility for her sisterâs adopted daughter, Quinn. Now Jeb is back in his hometown, and heâs willing to risk everything to discover who was really responsible for the crime he was accused of. But there are people in Snowy Creek who will do anything to keep the truth buried, a truth that could tear the sleepy town apart and cost Jeb everything he holds dear.
Â©2014 Loreth Anne White (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
The Agency stole everything: her world, her life, and her future with the only person who remained true. Now Talia must fight to reclaim what's hers.... When Talia runs away from the only life she's ever known, she becomes the target of a ruthless manhunt. Those she once considered friends are suddenly bona fide enemies, unwavering in their pursuit. If the Agency can't have her, they want Talia eliminated. As her abilities grow stronger by the day, Talia's grip falters. While dodging Mac's soldiers and fighting for control, she sets off on her most personal mission yet: rescuing the love of her life. But Talia has no idea that saving Erik will plunge the nation into chaos....
Â©2013 Sophie Davis (P)2018 Tantor
Jenna McClure is thirty-two, single, and all too aware of her ticking biological clock. These circumstances bring her to a local Eugene, Oregon, fertility clinic - and the immediate attention of Dr. Elizabeth Demauer, a brilliant geneticist. In Elizabeth, Jenna sees her best chance to conceive a child. But in Jennaâs unmistakable resemblance - and healthy body - Elizabeth sees much more: the sister she never knew existed, the perfect vessel for motherhood, and the chance to finally have the child she desperately craves. Suddenly kidnapped, drugged, and imprisoned, Jenna finds herself at the mercy of a woman obsessed and the rogue doctor and charismatic cult leader who will do anything to please his lover. But thereâs a man in Jennaâs life who is just as devoted - and even more determined. Now, as relentless reporter Eric Troutman risks his life for the woman he loves, her desperate captorsâ âvictimless crimeâ threatens to become anything but.
Â©2013 L.J. Sellers (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The rustic oceanfront village of Bella Vista seems like something from an Italian postcard - until young women start disappearing, only to be found horribly mutilated. The police fear a sexual serial killer is at work, something to be hushed up to keep the tourists calm. But the fear in the eyes of the locals says it all: the murders are starting again... For American Stephanie Cahill, Bella Vista is a new beginning, a chance to put her painful past behind her. Yet, from the moment the first body is discovered at the site of an archeological dig, Stephanie feels as if she's being watched, followed, studied - hunted. Archeologist Grant Peterson senses something odd about this dig, something that has him locking his door at night. And now, the echoes of a burial site's ancient legend can be found in the chilling signature of a killer on the loose. The powerful attraction between Stephanie and Grant is a complication neither can afford as they are pulled into a desperate race against time to keep Stephanie from joining the ranks of the missing. For nothing in Bella Vista is what it seems. No one can be trusted. And those closest to Stephanie may prove the most dangerous of all...
Â©2005 Heather Graham Pozzessere (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In the wake of tragedy, three people discover unexpected happiness and love in this heartwarming novel of magic, hope, and family, infused with the spirit of the holiday season - the first book in New York Times best-selling author Lisa Kleypas' Friday Harbor series, and the basis of the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie Christmas with Holly. When his sister, Victoria, died in a car accident, Mark Nolan became the guardian of his six-year-old niece Holly. But it hasnât been easy. Since that tragic night, the little girl hasnât spoken a word. Mark isnât sure how to help Holly. All he can do is follow his sisterâs wise advice: Start by loving her. The rest will follow. Maggie Collins was barely married a year when she suddenly lost her husband. Though she doesnât dare let herself believe in love again, the toy store owner does believe in magic - the power of imagination. When she meets Holly Nolan, she knows just what the quiet little girl needs.Â Thrust together by the vagaries of fate, three wounded people are about to share the greatest Christmas gift of all....
Â©2020 Lisa Kleypas (P)2020 HarperAudio
Silver Screen Kisses is a collection of stories inspired by movies that are on every favorite-movie list. Written by award-winning and best-selling authors, these contemporary romances take the listener back to Echo Ridge in the spring, when the promise of new love is budding just like the tulips around the Emerald Inn Bed & Breakfast. In "My Fair Lacey" by Janette Rallison, we hear the story of Lacey, who has dreamed of opening a restaurant for years - but first she needs a loan. When Garrett Halifax, her roommate's Harvard-educated brother, offers to help her clean up her appearance and manner to impress the bank manager, she jumps at the chance - but will she be able to keep up appearances without falling for the sexy Garrett? "The Princess Bride of Riodan" by Rachelle J. Christensen is the story of Elise, who accepts the help of a good-looking stranger in redecorating her old bed & breakfast. When she finds out who he is, she doesn't know whether to curtsy or run and hide - but her heart is already tangled up with the handsome prince. Will she chase the fairy-tale ending or choose her high school sweetheart and stay grounded in reality? The anthology also includes "You've Got Email" by Heather Tullis, a story of sexy mistaken identity and online romance; "My Best Man's Wedding" by Cami Checketts, in which a fake fiance becomes a real lover; and "While You Were Skiing" by Lucy McConnell, the tale of a handsome skier with a head injury who thinks the beautiful hostess of the ski lodge is his fiancee - so of course, she plays along.
Â©2018 Heather Tullis, Janette Rallison, Rachelle J. Christensen, Cami Checketts, Lucy McConnell (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Sometimes we're lucky enough to get that second chance - in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are standalone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance. Simple Riches is book three of That Second Chance Series. It is also the prequel to Mary's best-selling family saga, A Family Affair: Winter, Truth in Lies, Book Six. Alexandra "Alex" Chamberlain is a big city girl who knows nothing about close-knit families, sibling rivalry, or receiving an unsolicited opinion in the name of family. She's been raised by an aunt and uncle who've provided her with a wealthy lifestyle and a fancy education, but have withheld what she craved most - love and acceptance. Her uncle has taught her to disregard everything but the bottom line and she'll do anything to earn his approval. She prides herself on excelling at her job which is selecting small towns to buy, flatten, and replace with luxury resorts. When Alex decides to investigate Restalline, Pennsylvania, as a potential site for the next resort, she enters the town under the guise of a researcher gathering information for a documentary. Her uncle wants this project badly, and she's not going to disappointment him. This town should be like all the others. Only it isn't. This town has the Androviches, a family who values hard work, honesty, and doing the right thing. And this town has Nick Androvich, the town doctor with a battered heart who doesn't quite trust her, but can't deny the mutual attraction.
Â©2012 Mary Campisi (P)2016 Mary Campisi Books, LLC
Kenly Baker is on the run. As one of the Created, a new subset of Talents whose powers were exponentially increased with a synthetic substance, she is being hunted by the government.Â Kenly travels across the Atlantic Ocean to the slums of London, where she finds tentative acceptance among a group of outcasts. The Talented are second-class citizens outside of America, so her new friends have spent their lives hiding their abilities, dodging shadows, and barely staying alive. Kenly must quickly learn their ways if she is to have any hope for survival because the government is not alone in hunting the Created.Â Kenly thought she knew what horrors haunt the night, but she soon learns of predators far more terrifying than anything she's ever faced. Suddenly, she is brutally aware of humanity's dark side. It is aware of Kenly, as well. And it's coming for her.
Â©2014 Sophie Davis (P)2018 Tantor
Itâs the most wonderful time of the yearâ¦and for Heather Andrews, security manager at Timberwoods Mall, undoubtedly the busiest. But this Christmas, Heather has more to contend with than frazzled parents and disgruntled Santas. Angela Steinhart, a young woman who designed the mallâs spectacular holiday displays, has had a premonition that tragedy will strike on Christmas Eve. And Angelaâs visions have a habit of coming true. Heather would love to dismiss the warning as holiday stress. But the more she gets to know the quiet, lonely Angela, the more she trusts her. In Lex, her boss, Heather finds an ally - and the glimmer of something more profound. And as the days count down, it will take all of her wits, hope, and unflagging courage to stop someone from destroying the season in one split second....
Â©1999, 2011 MRK Productions (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Some men are hard to quit. Beth Schaefer isn't just on the partnership track at her Portland law firm, she's in the lead. Unfortunately, she's about to fall at the finish line. When she makes a list of breakdown destinations, she can't even manage to choose between them. Which means she has to come home to Wild Horse, Idaho, for her breakdown. She has exactly 18.5 days of accumulated vacation time to devote to it. Evan O'Donnell's girlfriend took off when their baby girl was a month old, and that's just fine by him. His daughter Gracie is all the female companionship he needs, thank you very much. Beth Schaefer's not even in the running. Eight years ago, her parents convinced her to give him up, and he's had enough of snobs and women who don't stick. Evan's a blue-collar guy from his too-broad shoulders to his scuffed work boots, and he's nobody's white knight, and nobody's hero. Not anymore. But what if Beth isn't the only one who needs saving?
Â©2017 Rosalind James (P)2017 Rosalind James
Norah Bloomfield is feeling a bit unneeded these days. Her father is recovering from his heart attack, and her sisters, Valerie and Stephanie, are busy planning their weddings. But then a cantankerous Texan named Rowdy Cassidy crashes his small plane in Orchard Valley. The same Rowdy Cassidy whoâd been Valerieâs bossâ¦and whoâd demanded she marry him. Now heâs Norahâs patient, and in all her nursing experience sheâs never encountered a more difficult man. Or a more irresistible one! Exceptâ¦is he still in love with her sister? When Norahâs friend Sherry Waterman leaves Orchard Valley, Oregon, for Pepper, Texas, sheâs definitely not in the mood for Lone Star Lovinâ. But if anyone can change her mind, itâs Cody Bailmanâa hardworking, good-looking rancher. Not only that, Cody has a 12-year-old daughter who thinks Sherryâs âjust perfect for Dadâ! Texas men are a breed apartâ¦.
Â©2010 Debbie Macomber (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Rowan might be the firstborn of the Whelan sisters, but her magic is far from first class. Outshone by her younger sistersâ rare and powerful gifts hasnât been easy, but she has always taken her position as leader of their family seriously. Even more seriously when her sisters are endangered and they lose - yet again - the book of Sindal, a magical tome of evil spells and incantations their small coven of three has been tasked to protect.Â When the Dark Set, a group of mages determined to take over the magical community, comes for Rowan, she turns to an unexpected and very human source. Local cop Logan Gillespie might not be a mage, but heâs not to be underestimated.Â The question is why Rowan? As the weakest witch, she shouldnât be of interest to the Dark Set. Yet, theyâre sure sheâs the secret to unlocking the power of the book.Â Can she convince them theyâre wrong? She has to find a way because the lives of her sisters, Logan, and possibly the world depend on it.
Â©2019 Denise Grover Swank (P)2019 Denise Grover Swank
Every nightmare has its beginning. Tara Mason wants more than tourist sights out of her trip to the city of dreams, something strange and off the beaten path. But is it her own curiosity that draws her to an ancient cemetery on the outskirts of Paris? Or is she lured by a dark, immortal force she is powerless to resist? When she realizes someone is chasing after her, a shadowy figure getting closer and closer, how quickly the dream becomes nightmare.... In the dead of night. He calls himself a guardian. He is sworn to protect the innocent from an evil most never see. Now that he has caught up to her in the abandoned ruins of a country estate, he insists Tara must trust him. She has carelessly exposed herself. The evil has seen her, but he vows it will not claim her....
Â©2013 Heather Graham (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Ruthless, charismatic, and devastatingly handsome, Andres Sereno rules the small South American island of Kadeira with an iron first - and he has abducted the irresistible Sara Marsh to keep her out of harm's way. Of course, Andres has ulterior motives: He is determined to convince Sara that she cannot live without him. Blindsided by a sudden storm with no safe harbor in sight, Sara has no choice but to embrace the fierce warrior who holds her captive. Though Andres tries to shield her from his violent side, Sara knows that she's tempting fate. Before risking everything, Sara must walk through fire and discover the strength within herself. Only then can she surrender to the primitive force of their desire.
Â©1988 Kay Hooper (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Some magic should be forbidden.
Reunited safely in Panar, Miara, Aven, and their friends have conquered more obstacles than they thought possible. The Akarian Assembly has accepted Aven and his magic - and Miara as his queen. But the problems for Akaria and its free-mages are only beginning. One ally has vanished. Another teeters on the edge of death. And a third will face a choice between duty and love.
Meanwhile, the Dark Master has marshalled the combined power of Mage Hall and Kavanarâs army. He's closer than ever before to his goals: destroy the star mage and his magic, recapture those who've escaped, and seize all of Akaria for himself.
With the true, terrible potential of magic unleashed, no one can predict what destruction will be wrought. The struggle for the freedom of mage slaves culminates in all-out war in this third and final volume of the Enslaved Chronicles.
Â©2017 R. K. Thorne (P)2017 R. K. Thorne
Hybrid demon Zane Wynter specializes in tracking the most lethal criminals, whether human or Other. But Jana Carter is nothing like his previous targets. She's an Ignitor, able to conjure and control fire. She's also sexy beyond belief - and used to playing dirty.... Jana knows she's being set up. She even knows who's responsible: Project Perseus, a secretive group that plans to rid the world of paranormals by any means necessary. From Louisiana's sultry swamps to its desolate cemeteries, Jana and Zane must race to destroy the mastermind behind Perseus before their world goes up in flames - and with it, a desire that burns too hot to resist.
Â©2010 Cindy Roussos (P)2014 Tantor
Immortal Danger For more than a century, Maggie Montgomery has hidden her true nature from the humans around her. But when Lieutenant Sean Canady follows a trail of blood from a drained corpse to the door of her New Orleans boutique, the ethereal beauty realizes the comfortable life sheâs made for herself is once again in danger.... Immortal Love Despite her fears that her secrets are no longer safe, itâs the past that could ultimately be Maggieâs undoing. Sean Canady, a Civil War hero, was the love of her life. Only his memory has kept her from succumbing to her darkest urges all these years. Has the murder now brought him back into her life? Between them, they must find the truth, lest their lives and their souls be lost to the darkness she has fought for so very long.
Â©1999 Heather Graham (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
At forty-five, Jane McArdle has experienced her share of lifeâs twists and turns. Yet sheâs shaken by the sudden death of her estranged half sister and the news that sheâs now the guardian of her orphaned niece, Lucy. Still nurturing unresolved grief from a marriage bookended by loss, as well as her guilt over her adult sonâs imperfect upbringing, Jane is her own worst enemy, content to focus on her small Michigan farm. Now, confronted with a traumatized eleven-year-old, the prickly empty nester is thrust into motherhood again, unsure sheâll do any better this time. City girl Lucy is bewildered by aloof Aunt Jane and a new life in rural Michigan. The debilitating phobia Lucy has developed since her parentsâ deaths keeps her stuck in this place thatâs nothing like home. She secretly plots to run away to live with other relatives. Jane and Lucy must decide if theyâll both endure yet another lossâeach otherâor if their paths will lead them to forge a new family together.
Â©2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2018
Twenty-four-year-old Bess Foster has a three-year-old daughter she cherishes, friends she adores, and an Army Ranger she's been fantasizing about for nearly four years. But she also has a past that haunts her: an abusive ex-boyfriend she fled from to protect her child. She thought that she was free of him...until she saw his face again. Sharing a house with a single mom and a preschooler might not sound like the best fit for an Army Ranger. But when First Lieutenant Tyler Griffon finds out that the waterfront house where his longtime friend, Bess, lives with her daughter has a vacancy, he can't resist the jaw-dropping view of the Chesapeake Bay. And when he signs the lease, this Ranger will get more action than he bargained for....
Â©2014 Kate Aster (P)2015 Tantor
Megan Kimble was traveling a long way to find the next chapter in her life, one that would not include her brother, Matt. Losing him now was tragic, even more so since she had finally freed herself from the abuse and the shame of a bad marriage. She had spent years hiding things from Matt, so he wouldn't know about her horrible life. Keeping her secret world of bruises, cuts, and broken bones, much like the one she now sported with a large white cast. Dealing with her loss was hard, but, now she was thinking of taking over Matt's new business venture. This could be the fresh start she needed, a new town, a new place to forget the pain and maybe she could learn to trust again. Todd Jordan was a successful businessman, who had once lost it all, and now he had just lost his best friend and business partner. But, then she came into town broken and scared, and for the first time in a long time he was looking forward to his future. Breaking down Megan's barriers would take patience and strength, and he would need that strength to keep what he loves safe.
Â©2014 Jill Sanders (P)2014 Jill Sanders
USA Today best-selling author Michelle Celmer takes us to Paradise, Colorado, where you can go home again.... It's bad enough when Caitlyn Cavanaugh crawls back to Paradise with her tail between her legs after her life in the big city goes bust. But to run right into her ex, Deputy Sheriff Nathan Jeffries - and still be attracted to the man - is too much! True, she'd left him to pursue her dream after high school, but he'd wasted no time - well, maybe a month - before marrying her best friend and having a child. Now that Caitie's back, it's Nate's job to rescue this damsel in distress from a series of minor mishaps. Sure, the single dad's strategy is keep up a cold, professional facade with the irritating beauty...but tell that to his heart!
Â©2013 Michelle Celmer (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
In the blink of an eye, Mom ran up behind me and pushed me into the fence. Instinctively, I reached out my arms to stop my fall and ended up grabbing the live fence. My hands clamped around the thin wires, and my body collapsed to the ground as the electricity coursed through it. I opened my eyes and saw my mother standing over me with the strangest smile on her face. "Oh, my God, Iâm going to die!" I thought in panic. Imagine never being able to close your eyes and remember the feel of your motherâs arms wrapped around you. Now imagine closing your eyes and remembering your motherâs tears splashing down on your face as she is on top of you, crying as she is trying to choke you to death. My mother left me these memories and many more during my traumatic childhood. After many years of struggling with trying to understand "Why me?" I took back control of my life and started saying, "It was me, now what am I going to do?" The answer is my book, "Why Me?" It is my childhood journey through the terrors of physical and mental abuse from first grade until the day I moved out. It is my way of letting the world know what was really going on behind closed doors.
Â©2012 Sarah Burleton (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Lacey Jordan is a woman who knows what she wants...and she wants nothing to do with the new doctor in town. He has a perfect smile, perfectly tan muscles, and a way with people-her people! This is her town, her family, and her life, and he's come here shaking everything up, including her heart. Aaron is running away from a tough breakup where heartbreak is the least of his concerns. All he wants now is to take over his grandfather's medical practice, and make his new house a place he can call home. What he hadn't counted on was crashing into a petite goddess with relentless powers of persuasion. When the two get a disturbing visit that could change their lives forever, Aaron must prove his love if they are to survive. Discovering Pride is book two of the Pride Series Romance Novels, a sexy contemporary romance series by Jill Sanders.
Â©2012,2013,2014 Jill Sanders (P)2014 Jill Sanders
An ordinary outing takes Greta, Alex, and four-year-old Smilla across Sweden's mythical Lake Malice to a tiny, isolated island. While father and daughter tramp into the trees, Greta stays behind in the boat, lulled into a reverie by the misty, moody lake...only later to discover that the two haven't returned. Her frantic search proves futile. They've disappeared without a trace. Greta struggles to understand their eerie vanishing. She desperately needs to call Alex, to be reassured that Smilla is safe, or contact the police. But now her cell phone is missing too. Back at her cottage, she finds it hidden away under the bedsheets. Had she done that? Or had someone else been in the cottage? But who, and why? As Greta struggles to put the pieces together, she fears that her past has come back to torment her, or she's finally lost her grip on reality... In this dark psychological thrill ride - with more twists than a labyrinth and more breathless moments than a roller coaster - Greta must confront what she's always kept hidden if she has any hope of untangling the truth.
Â©2015 Caroline Eriksson. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation Â© 2016 by Tiina Nunnally.
For nine months of the year, the sands of the Sharani Desert are safe. The genesauri - giant, flying, serpentine monsters who hunt across the desert in enormous packs - lie dormant. The smallest of their kind is able to take down a single man with ease, and the largest is able to swallow entire clans. The people of the desert have always been able to predict the creatures' appearance, but this year the genesauri have stopped following the rules. When the genesauri suddenly attack her clan, 17-year-old Lhaurel draws a sword in her people's defense - a forbidden practice for women of any clan - and is sentenced to death by her own people. Chained to a rock and left to be eaten by the next wave of genesauri, Lhaurel is rescued by a mysterious, elusive clan said to curse children at a glance, work unexplainable terrors, and disappear into the sands without a trace. With the fate of the clans hanging in the balance, Lhaurel discovers she possesses a rare and uncontrollable power - one that will be tested as the next deadly genesauri attack looms on the horizon and the clash between clans grows more inevitable by the hour.
Â©2015 Kevin L. Nielsen (P)2016 Tantor
This novella originally appeared in A Sweet Life boxed set (all proceeds donated to diabetes research), so if you bought that boxed set you already own this! If you didn't buy that boxed set, here's your chance to read my new series. When mystery shopper Shannon Jacoby meets billionaire Declan McCormick with her hand down a toilet in the men's room of one of his stores, it's love at first flush in this hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent.
Â©2014 Julia Kent (P)2014 Julia Kent
Rancher Chase Brown has always loved Letty Ellison, but nine years ago she left their small Wyoming town, searching for a different kind of life. Now sheâs come home to Red Springs with her dreams in tatters - and a five-year-old child in tow. Sheâs ready to trade the false glitter of Hollywood for the true happiness of being a rancherâs wife. Chaseâs wife. But is it too late?
Â©2009 Debbie Macomber (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The first audiobook in a brand new series featuring New York Times best-selling author Denise Swanson's beloved Scumble River setting and characters, Dead in the Water is a gripping mystery that won't let you go until the end. A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder - oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover - especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. Did Zeke really die in the storm, or was he murdered? And could Wally be next on the criminal's hit list?
Â©2018 Denise Swanson (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Taylor Lockwood spends her days working as a paralegal in one of New York's preeminent Wall Street law firms and her nights playing jazz piano anyplace she can. But the rhythm of her life is disrupted when attorney Mitchell Reece requests her help in locating a stolen document that could cost him not only the multimillion-dollar case he's defending but his career as well. Eager to get closer to this handsome, brilliant, and very private man, Taylor signs on...only to find that as she delves deeper and deeper into what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers more than she wants to know - including a plentitude of secrets damaging enough to smash careers and dangerous enough to push someone to commit murder. Yet who is capable of going to that extreme? With her life on the line, Taylor is about to learn the lethal answer....
Â©2002 Jeffery Wilds Deaver (P)2018 Tantor
Come home to Safe Haven, where the best Christmas surprises arenât the ones under the tree. Holly Gibson has one wish this Christmas season: to find her young nieceâs father. And sheâs traveled hundreds of miles to the small town of Safe Haven to make that wish come true. But the mysterious Cash OâDwyer is nothing like she expected. Strong and kind, he makes her heart beat faster. And suddenly, that little secret sheâs keeping about her sister stirs up all kinds of guilt.... Cash is stunned - and more than a little wary - to discover heâs a father. Having a family of his own was never part of his plan...until sweet baby Penny and her fiercely independent aunt Holly arrive in town. Now heâs trimming trees and stuffing stockings for three. But when the ghosts of Cashâs past threaten the future of his fragile new family, heâll do whatever it takes to be the father Penny needs - and the man Holly deserves - for more than just the holidays.
Â©2019 Lee Tobin McClain (P)2019 HarperAudio
Lent is about more than going to church on weekdays and giving up chocolate or social media. Itâs also a time to form oneâs heart and mind through study and prayer. In Where the Eye Alights, Marilyn McEntyre offers 40 short meditations, based on excerpts from Scripture and poetry, that guide listeners on a devotional journey from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday. As in lectio divina - the spiritual practice of reading Scripture repetitively and meditatively - McEntyre invites us to notice words that may give us pause and summon us to reflection. This audiobook calls our attention to how the Spirit speaks through phrases that can open doors to deep places for those willing to sit still with them. "Lent is a time of permission", says McEntyre. âMany of us find it hard to give ourselves permission to pause, to sit still, to reflect or meditate or pray in the midst of daily occupations - most of them very likely worthy in themselves - that fill our waking minds and propel us out of bed and on to the next thing. We need the explicit invitation the liturgical year provides to change pace, to curtail our busyness a bit, to make our times with self and God a little more spacious, a little more leisurely, and see what comes. The reflections I offer here come from a very simple practice of daily reflection on whatever has come to mind in the quiet of early morning."
Â©2020 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P)2020 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a group of friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. But when their SUV stalls on a snow-choked mountain road, theyâre stranded - with no help in sight. As night falls, the group seeks refuge from the blizzard in the remote village of Kingdom Come, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Something terrible has happened in Kingdom Come: Meals sit untouched on tables, cars are still parked in garages. The townâs previous residents seem to have vanished into thin air, but footprints in the snow betray the presence of someone who still lurks in the cold darkness â someone who is watching Maura and her friends. Days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Mauraâs charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Shocked and grieving, Jane is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow. As horrifying revelations come to light, Jane closes in on an enemy both powerful and merciless â and the chilling truth about Mauraâs fate.
Â©2010 Tess Gerritsen (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The California sunshineâs not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week.... Finola, a popular LA morning-show host, is famously upbeat until sheâs blindsided on live TV by the news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music. While avoiding the tabloids and pretending sheâs just fine, sheâs crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal. Zennieâs breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, sheâd rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer - after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about. Except...when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks sheâs making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier - and more complicated - than she imagined. Never the tallest, thinnest, or prettiest sister, Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fiancÃ© sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, itâs a new low. And yet Daniel continues to turn up âfor supportâ, making Ali wonder if maybe - for once - someone sees her in a way no one ever has. But side by side by side, these sisters will start over and rebuild their lives with all the affection, charm, and laugh-out-loud humor that is classic Susan Mallery. And donât miss the newest heartfelt tale of friendship and sisterhood from Susan Mallery, The Stepsisters!Â
Â©2019 Susan Mallery, Inc. (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Our poor health and growing waistlines can be traced back to the hidden crisis of a micronutrient deficiency. More than 90 percent of all Americans are deficient in at least one of these health-promoting vitamins and minerals and don't even know it.Â According to nutritionists Jayson and Mira Calton, micronutrients - vitamins and minerals essential for optimum health - are being stripped from our diet and depleted by our lifestyle habits. And these deficiencies cause today's most common illnesses. Mira herself developed advanced osteoporosis at the age of 30. But with Jayson's help, she reversed her disease through micronutrient therapy. The Caltons' created The Mircronutrient Miracle, an incredible cure-all program, to help you lose weight and prevent and reverse common disorders, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.Â The Micronutrient Miracle explains the truth about what you're really eating and how your habits may be depleting essential micronutrients. It also provides an easy-to-follow 28-day plan to reverse these effects by restoring your depleted micronutrients. And the best part? This book is tailor-made to work with your lifestyle, including gluten-free, low-carb, low-fat, vegan, and Paleo recipes!Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title,Â the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2015 Jayson Calton and Mira Calton (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Those who want to avoid simplistic partisan rhetoric and use words in a challenging, spirited way need practical strategies. This audiobook offers a range of them. Drawing upon the work of exemplary contemporary writers, Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict shows how to speak and write clearly and generously. For example, we can attend more carefully to the effects of metaphors, recognize and avoid glib euphemisms, define terms in ways that retrieve core meanings and revitalize them, and enrich our sense of history by deft use of allusion.Â Contemporary listeners are awash in many words that have been cheapened and profaned. But with deliberate use of intelligence and grace, we can redeem their âsacramentalityâ. Humanely uttered words can become a life-giving means of clarity and compassion. Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict is an homage to the outstanding wordsmiths who have achieved that potential and an invitation to follow them in making well-chosen words instruments of peace.
Â©2020 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P)2020 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
"Lost. Everything in my life can be summed up by that one sickening word. My football coach blames me for our season-ending losses. So does the rest of the team. I wasted two whole months drowning in my own despair, like a complete loser. And I lost my girlfriend - Fable Maguire, the only girl who ever mattered - because I was afraid that being with me would only hurt her. "But now I realize that I'm the one who's truly lost without her. And even though she acts like she's moved on and everything's fine, I know she still thinks about me just as much as I think about her. I know her too well. She's so damn vulnerable, all I want to do is be there to help her . . . to hold her . . . to love her. "I just need her to give me one more chance. We may be lost without each other, but together, we're destined to find a love that lasts forever."
Â©2013 Monica Murphy (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From USA Today best-selling author L.B. Gilbert, a paranormal romance to sink your teeth into! Invested with the powers of Mother Nature, four women have been charged with the almost impossible task of maintaining order in the supernatural world and - when the crimes are extreme - the human world as well. Diana, a fire Elemental, is almost burned out. Alone in the world (save for her Elemental sisters), she takes satisfaction in punishing those who've strayed so far into the black they've disrupted the balance. But her contentment is increasingly short-lived as she struggles with the limitations of her ability. An Elemental can track murderers to the ends of the earth, but not before it's too late for their victims. So when a child from a previous case goes missing, Diana is determined to find her. The only problem is, she may have to take on an entire coven of vampires to do it.
Â©2014 L.B. Gilbert (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Even though resourceful caterer Faith Fairchild has called the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford home for most of her adult life, she isn't familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave, until the owner of Rowan House calls her about catering a weekend house party. While discussing the lavish party he's planning for his 70th birthday, Max Dane - the legendary Broadway musical producer/director - makes a startling confession: "I didn't hire you for your cooking skills, fine as they may be, but for your sleuthing ability. You see, one of the guests wants to kill me." Faith's only clue is an ominous birthday gift he received the week before - an empty casket sent anonymously containing a 20-year-old playbill from his last production, Heaven or Hell. Consequently, he has drawn his guest list for the party from its cast and crew, so Faith will have to keep one eye on the menu and the other on her host to prevent his birthday bash from becoming his final curtain.
Â©2017 Katherine Hall Page (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Back Lands magazine for outdoor enthusiasts has featured Robin Hawke and her outfitting business several times. When her friend, Josie Whittle, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, asks Robin to take a group of writers and photographers out for a week Robin is happy to do it until she finds out that one of the writers going on the trip has never even been camping, let alone gone on a multi-day hike. After getting fired from a business magazine, her life in ruins, and forced to go home to Colorado where her father has her under his thumb, Marianne Jones is lucky to be writing for anyone. Her new boss at Back Lands magazine, Josie, insists Marianne go out on a weeklong hike with some other writers and photographers from the magazine. The only hiking Marianne does is at the mall, and she's never been camping, so she is not happy about this trip. Marianne makes Robin mad before the hike even starts, and Robin assumes Marianne is just another snooty socialite forced to work by her parents. Both women try to ignore the sparks flying between them on the trails in vain. These two women with nothing in common, except broken hearts, are thrown together by fate. Can they find common ground, or will tragedy take away the chance for them to find out what they could have had?
Â©2019 M.E. Tudor (P)2019 Tantor
Deep within the peaceful heart of Amish country, a life-or-death emergency shatters a quiet world to its core.Â Number-oneÂ New York Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs delivers a riveting story that challenges our deepest-held beliefs. Caught between two worlds, Caleb Stoltz is bound by a deathbed promise to raise his orphaned niece and nephew in Middle Grove, where life revolves around family, farm, faith - and long-held suspicions about outsiders. When disaster strikes, Caleb is thrust into an urban environment of high-tech medicine and the relentless rush of modern life. Dr. Reese Powell is poised to join the medical dynasty of her wealthy, successful parents. Bold, assertive, and quick-thinking, she lives for the addictive rush of saving lives. When a shocking accident brings Caleb Stoltz into her life, Reese is forced to deal with a situation that challenges everything she thinks she knows - and ultimately emboldens her to question her most powerful beliefs. Then one impulsive act brings about a clash of cultures in a tug-of-war that plays out in a courtroom, challenging the very nature of justice and reverberating through generations, straining the fragile threads of faith and family. Deeply moving and unforgettable, Between You and Me is an emotionally complex story of love and loss, family and friendship, and the arduous road to discovering the heartâs true path.
Â©2018 Susan Wiggs (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
"The twenty-five mysteries that Katherine Hall Page has cooked up for her sleuth, Faith Fairchild, make for delectable reading. What a body of work! Dig in." (Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked) Amateur detective and caterer Faith Fairchild is at her Penobscot Bay, Maine, cottage preparing for a summer wedding when she stumbles across...another body in this 25th entry in the beloved mystery series. For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself. Her husband, Tom, is spending days on the other side of the island using a friendâs enhanced Wi-Fi for a project; their son, Ben, after his first year in college, is studying abroad for the summer; and their daughter, Amy, is working at the old Laughing Gulls Lodge, now a revamped conference center. Faith is looking forward to some projects of her own. Her friend Sophie Maxwell is also spending the summer on Sanpere Island, hoping for distractions from her worries that she isnât yet pregnant. And the daughter of Faithâs good friend Pix Miller is getting married to a wonderful guy... with a less-than-wonderful mother. Between keeping Sophieâs spirits up and Pixâs blood pressure down, Faith has her hands full. And thatâs before a body with a mysterious tattoo and connections far away from small Sanpere Island appears in the Lily Pond. Once again, Faith will get to the bottom of this strange case - and whip up a delicious blueberry buckle on the side.Â 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.
Â©2019 Katherine Hall Page (P)2019 HarperAudio
All of Pleasant Valley seems to think the newcomer from Lancaster County is the perfect match for teacher Leah. After all, so few new families come to their separate Amish community, and fewer still unmarried men. Daniel Glick is a widower with three young children to look after - clearly he's in need of a wife.
Daniel's past haunts him. Though he cannot miss the beauty in Leah's bright eyes and patient ways, he also sees a reminder of his pain-filled marriage. Leah, too, has a burden to bear. Years ago, she was engaged to Johnny Kile, and she was heartbroken when he decided to leave the Amish community. Since then she has immersed herself in teaching, forgetting any hopes of having her own family. When Johnny returns, seeking reconciliation, Leah must decide between two pathways, either of which will completely change her life.
Â©2009 Marta Perry (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Rune is an aspiring filmmaker with more ambition than political savvy, paying her dues as an assistant cameraperson for the local news. But she's got her eyes on the prize, the network's hot news magazine, Current Events - and she's got the story she knows will get her there. Poking around in the video archives, Rune spots a taped interview with Randy Boggs, who's doing hard time in Attica for a murder he claims he didn't commit. Rune can't say exactly why, but she's sure he's innocent. If she can prove it, Current Events won't merely report the news, it'll make news - and Rune's career. But what she could be writing is Randy Boggs's epitaph - and her own. Rune's newly discovered witness soon turns up dead. A hit man from Miami is on Rune's trail, and Boggs is finding prison even more dangerous than before. Someone wants this story killed, and it could be the girl with the camera who ends up on the cutting room floor.
Â©2001 Jeffery W. Deaver (P)2017 Tantor
To celebrate their wedding anniversary, intrepid caterer and sometime sleuth Faith Fairchild and her husband, the Reverend Tom Fairchild, are off to Italy for a vacation filled with exquisite indulgences-the art, the Chianti, the food, the Ferragamos! The plan is to spend a romantic weekend in Rome before heading to Tuscany for a stay at Cucina della Rossi, a cooking school founded by Faith's back-in-the-day assistant Francesca Rossi.
Faith is certain that the only intrigue in store for her will be learning the secret recipe for Nona Rossi's ragu. But a thicker plot begins to simmer when the Fairchilds accidentally stumble upon a dying man in the Piazza Farnese. It's clear from the knife in the victim's chest that murder is on the menu.
Mysterious faces from Rome reappear in Tuscany. To Faith, this is no coincidence. And somebody is intent on sabotaging Francesca's new business by spoiling the cream and salting the flour. As Faith struggles to follow a trail more twisting than fusilli, she may be putting both herself and her husband in hot water.
Â©2013 Katherine Hall Page (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
ThaÃ¯s is almost two. Like most well-loved children, she is happy. She laughs as she runs on the beach. But her footprints in the sand, with toes turned out, tell a different story. Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand relates the overwhelming tragedy experienced by a family as a result of a genetic disorder. A true tale told by a mother, it's the story of a little girl, of how family, friends, and the medical community united to define life by its beauty rather than its length. On the day ThaÃ¯s turns two, her mother, the author Anne-Dauphine Julliand, learns that her child has an untreatable genetic disease, the rarest of the rare, a silent disorder that will slowly paralyze her daughter's nervous system and kill her. Metachromatic leukodystrophy - MLD - is the diagnosis. There is no cure. While the disease may be grim, neither this book nor the people in it are. Grace, dignity, and most of all love mark the lives of all those involved in the care of ThaÃ¯s. Julliand does not play down the pain of her child or of her family, or the exhaustion, discouragement, or burden each of them carries. She promises her daughter a full life - not a life like other children have - but a happy life, a life of love. ThaÃ¯s's family and the medical staff around her fight to provide comfort and efficient care, to conserve her dignity, to give her love, to add life to days when "we cannot add days to life."
Â©2011 Editions Les Arenes Paris (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. English-language translation Â© 2013 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
For centuries, Phoebe Whelanâs family of witches and mages has guarded the Book of Sindal, a tome filled with spells so evil it could destroy the world. After their parentsâ death six years ago, itâs up to Phoebe and her older and younger sisters - Rowan and Celeste - to guard the book with their magic and their supernaturally fortified land. But Celesteâs expression magic is wild and untamed, and without their motherâs calming influence, Celeste is slowly going mad. When the book - and Celeste - go missing, the Valarian Small Council believes Celeste stole the deadly book of spells. When they assign Captain Brandon Cassidy, the head of the Magical Protective Force and Phoebeâs former high school crush, to look for book, things get a whole lot more complicated. Soon it becomes apparent a dark force has taken the book, which will open only with the blood of all three Whelans. The Dark Set has the strongest sister; now it needs the blood of the other two. Brandonâs mission quickly changes to include her protection, but Phoebeâs goal has remained the same - find the book and her sister, prove Celesteâs innocence, and let nothing get in her way, including her reawakened feelings for the man at her side.
Â©2019 Denise Grover Swank (P)2019 Denise Grover Swank
A light-hearted, stand-alone paranormal novel by The New York Times best-selling author Vivian Arend. Wolf shifter Cole Masterson has been waiting impatiently for his future to arrive. The prophecy declared at his birth seems like pure gibberish, but he's still spent the past 33 years trying to prepare for whatever's coming. When his mate finally arrives, her appearance - on a skidoo stolen from him, no less - triggers a cascade of events he's not sure he's ready for. Dani Neville thought the covert training offered by the leader of an ultra-secret shifter association was her only escape from being stuck forever on an isolated island with her bear-shifter clan. But when her first assignment goes awry and she ends up being chased through the wilderness by the sexiest, growliest wolf she's ever met, Dani begins to wonder if her goals were big enough. Suddenly, Cole's got to deal with the most delectable thief he's ever had the misfortune to meet - a woman who's also his fated mate and years younger than him. Dani's got to figure out if being a ninja wannabe is her true desire or if the chance to stay with her growly wolf is worth fighting for. Meanwhile, a prophecy that's been waiting for years steamrollers them toward their ultimate destiny. Not everything is as it appears...not even fated love.
Â©2018 Arend Publishing Inc (P)2019 Arend Publishing Inc.
As allegiances shift and new powers align for Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity, one immortal defender knows the sweep of change brings danger - and possibility... On the edge of the Mojave desert, out of the lights of Las Vegas, even a werewolf can expect a share of peace and solitude. For Ulric, the last surviving member of a pack hunted through centuries, it's one of few places he's willing to drop his guard. Until he spots Brigette, a beautiful wolf-woman he thought dead long ago. When he gives chase, he loses her-and discovers he's being followed himself. His pursuer is a zephyr sprite, Rainn, on the trail of a frightening prophecy she can't predict or understand. All she knows is that Ulric is at its center. If he's determined to find Brigette, she'll do what she must to keep him with her. When the search leads them to a place where Ulric's ghosts and Rainn's portents intertwine, a lurking evil waits to swallow them both. But as they fight for survival, their need for each other will become impossible to deny. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Debbie Raleigh (P)2019 Tantor
Valerie rushes home to Orchard Valley, Oregon, when her father, David, suffers a heart attack. She and her two younger sisters, Stephanie and Norah, are gathering at his side, praying heâll live, fearing heâll die.â¦ At a time like this, falling in love is the last thing on Valerieâs mind. And with Dr. Colby Winston, of all people! Heâs Davidâs heart surgeon, a renowned specialist who enjoys small-town living, while Valerie is a high-powered businesswoman who prefers city life. Theyâre complete opposites in every way. Yet David keeps insisting she and Colby are a perfect couple. Meanwhile Stephanie has other worries besides her fatherâs health. Sheâd fled Orchard Valley three years earlier after her humiliating rejection by local journalist Charles Tomaselli. Now sheâs home, and itâs not long before they begin reliving past battlesâand renewing old feelings. He was the reason she left. This time, will he give her a reason to stay? David seems to think so.â¦ Does their father know something Valerie and Stephanie donât?
Â©2010 Debbie Macomber (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
From the former New York Times Op-Ed page editor, a definitive and entertaining resource for writers of every stripe on the neglected art of persuasion. In the tradition of The Elements of Style comes Trish Hall's essential new work on writing well - a sparkling instructional guide to persuading (almost) anyone, on (nearly) anything. As the person in charge of the Op-Ed page for the New York Times, Hall spent years immersed in argument, passion, and trendsetting ideas - but also in tangled sentences, migraine-inducing jargon, and dull-as-dishwater writing. Drawing on her vast experience editing everyone from Nobel Prize winners and global strongmen (Putin) to first-time pundits (Angelina Jolie), Hall presents the ultimate guide to writing persuasively for students, job applicants, and rookie authors looking to get published. She sets out the core principles for connecting with readers-laid out in illuminating chapters such as "Cultivate Empathy," "Abandon Jargon," and "Prune Ruthlessly." Combining boisterous anecdotes with practical advice, Hall offers an infinitely accessible primer on the art of effectively communicating above the digital noise of the 21st century.
Â©2019 Trish Hall (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Lose a bet, lose your heart... What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night - and worst morning-after - of her life. Now they've been thrown together in a wedding party. It's awkward, but survivable...until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she'd always hoped he could be. If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend's other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn't forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake's already nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake's falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it...
Â©2014 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2014 Hachette Audio
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Year We Left Home, a dazzling new novel already being hailed as an "instantly addictive...tale of yearning, paradox, and hope." (Booklist)
After surviving a shooting at her high school, Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father, Art, who doesnât quite understand how he has suddenly become responsible for raising a sullen adolescent girl. Artâs neighbor, Christie, is a nurse distracted by an eccentric patient, Mrs. Foster, who has given Christie the reins to her Humanity Project, a bizarre and well-endowed charity fund. Just as mysteriously, no one seems to know where Conner, the Fostersâ handyman, goes after work, but he has become the one person Linnea can confide in, perhaps because his own home life is a war zone: His father has suffered an injury and become addicted to painkillers. As these characters and many more hurtle toward their fates, the Humanity Project is born: Can you indeed pay someone to be good? At what price?
Thompson proves herself at the height of her powers in The Humanity Project, crafting emotionally suspenseful and thoroughly entertaining characters, in which we inevitably see ourselves. Set against the backdrop of current events and cultural calamity, it is at once a multifaceted ensemble drama and a deftly observant story of our 21st-century society.
Â©2013 Jean Thompson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.