The Shadow Lord rises again seeking a weapon of ultimate power.Peter Stewart is a dead ringer for the legendary King Arthur, and because of that, everyone in Carlion believes that he is the Child of the Prophecy, destined to destroy the Shadow Lord. But Peter doesn´t want to be a hero; all he wants to be is left alone.Lily Portman also fits the prophecy. Having spent her entire life as an orphan and a misfit, Lily would love nothing more than to be the Child of the Prophecy, so she envies Peter...but she´s also developing a crush on him. And it seems to her that he couldn´t care less.Isdemus and the Watchers believe that it is only a matter of time before Peter´s twin brother Kane betrays them all and frees the Shadow Lord. The winner of the war to come depends on who has the legendary Philosopher´s Stone - the only problem is, it has been lost since the days of Arthur. With the help of a skeptical anthropologist, the Watchers attempt to decode the ancient treasure maps that lead them to the heart of Egypt and the dawn of time. Meanwhile, Lily and Peter discover that Peter holds the real key to the mystery...but will they be too late? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Thom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126498/bk_acx0_126498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rock star Kit Lockhart can have any woman he wants...any woman except her. Kit Piper. My band mate´s baby sister. The one woman I can´t have. The one woman who won´t get out of my head. Those big blue eyes, those sweet pink lips, the cheeks that flush at the slightest provocation.... I want her under me, groaning my name, shaking with desire. I shouldn´t be the one to take Piper´s virginity. But there´s no way in hell I´m letting another guy fill her with pleasure. Piper Kit. The bassist in my brother´s band. The guy I´ve been crushing on forever. The tall, dark, handsome musician who keeps everything to himself. He looks at me like I´m an innocent flower. We´re only friends. We´re only ever going to be friends. I need to stop thinking about running my fingers over the lines of his tattoos. I need to stop wondering what his tongue piercing would feel like against my - I need to get over him. But the more I get to know him, the more I want to get under him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091842/bk_acx0_091842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws teach the need for prudence (´´Law 1: Never Outshine the Master´´) and the virtue of stealth (´´Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions´´); many demand the total absence of mercy (´´Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally´´). But like it or not, all have applications in real life. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded, or been victimized by, power, these laws will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000309/bk_high_000309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pierced and Inked: Publisher´s Pack contains Pierce Me and Carnal. Pierce Me: I had a crush on her all the way through grade school. When Eloise walks into my tattoo parlor, she thinks she knows what she´s after - a piercing to help take her where no man ever has. But I don´t want to help her the way she thinks. The last time I saw her was seventh grade, when my life was falling apart. Now she has the same cute pony tail as always but the rest of her grown up curves make me crazy just looking at her. Forget the past, this time I won´t let her get away. Pierced or not, she´s mine. Carnal: She deserves better than me. I live my life the way I want. And today, I want her. Emily. My Goldie. Until I find out she´s a virgin. Screw that. She´s too good for me be her first. No matter how much she begs me. There´s no way she could handle my pierced and inked c*ck. I´ll make her legs quiver and move on to the next small town. Except once I leave, I can´t get her taste out of my head. She´s mine. I just have to figure out how to find her again. Pierce Me and Carnal are steamy stand-alone contemporary romances with sizzling hot alphas. No cliff-hangers, no cheating, and guaranteed happily ever afters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Arden, Muffy Newtown, Stephanie Wyles, Lance Greenfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000573/bk_podm_000573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maggie Shipstead´s stunning debut novel, Seating Arrangements is an irresistible social satire that is also an unforgettable meditation on the persistence of hope, the yearning for connection, and the promise of enduring love. Winn Van Meter is heading for his family´s retreat on the pristine New England island of Waskeke. Normally a haven of calm, for the next three days this sanctuary will be overrun by tipsy revelers as Winn prepares for the marriage of his daughter Daphne to the affable young scion Greyson Duff. Winn´s wife, Biddy, has planned the wedding with military precision, but arrangements are sideswept by a storm of salacious misbehavior and intractable lust: Daphne´s sister, Livia, who has recently had her heart broken by Teddy Fenn, the son of her father´s oldest rival, is an eager target for the seductive wiles of Greyson´s best man; Winn, instead of reveling in his patriarchal duties, is tormented by his long-standing crush on Daphne´s beguiling bridesmaid Agatha; and the bride and groom find themselves presiding over a spectacle of misplaced desire, marital infidelity, and monumental loss of faith in the rituals of American life. Hilarious, keenly intelligent, and commandingly well written, Shipstead´s deceptively frothy first novel is a piercing rumination on desire, love and its obligations, and the dangers of leading an inauthentic life, heralding the debut of an exciting new literary voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003077/bk_rand_003077_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You´ve never seen a nose as big as mine. In this modern love story, Cyrano de Bergerac is reinvented as a brilliant and funny seventeen-year-old ...girl. A tennis champion, straight-A student, and editor of the school paper, Cyrie Bergerac has learned to live with her (ahem) peculiar proboscis. And she´s got an armory of witty retorts for every schnozz joke that comes her way. But despite her talents and charm, Cyrie is convinced that no guy - hot or otherwise - would deem her crushworthy. Certainly not Eddie ´Rox´ Roxanninoff, who´s gorgeous, smart, and genuinely nice to boot! There´s someone else smitten with Rox, too. It´s Leyla, Cyrie´s pretty yet tongue-tied best friend. Helping Leyla seduce Rox through email provides a wonderful way for Cyrie to express her true feelings. But watching her crush hook up with Leyla may be more than she can take. Will Cyrie find the strength to risk it all - nose be damned - and confess her love? In this funny and poignant spin on a classic, popular YA author Emily Franklin explores the age-old theme of ´true beauty´ with humor and piercing perception. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashley Litz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016157/bk_adbl_016157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I haven´t seen him in six years...now we´re married. When my best friend asked me to serve as her Man of Honor, of course I said yes. A trip to Vegas for the week before her wedding and then on to the Florida Keys for the nuptials was an added bonus. The icing on the cake was her brother, Colt. I didn´t expect anything to happen. He´s almost 10 years older, aloof, mysterious, and devastatingly handsome. All the time I spent fantasizing about his powerful muscles, piercing eyes, hungry mouth, and grasping hands leave me tongue-tied and stammering every time I see him. I can´t hold a conversation with him without picturing my hands running down his taut stomach to that perfect muscular V to grab at his belt buckle. Then one night the music was pulsing, the beat was pounding, and the next thing I know I´m in bed with my dream crush for a wild night of consequence-free pleasure.... Almost. There´s just that little problem of a drunken ceremony at an all-night wedding chapel just off the Strip and what happens after we say ´´I do´´....Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Dexter, Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014642/bk_tant_014642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s her rock star crush and he´s offering to make all her dreams come true.... Rock star Malcolm Strong is used to being in control. Of the band. Of his feelings. Of the woman he has tied to his bed. He never gets close enough to get hurt. He never wants to. Until Lacey. The sassy brunette is working on the band´s latest music video. Which means he shouldn´t be picturing her naked. Spread eagle. Screaming his name. He doesn´t mix business and pleasure, but there´s something about her quick wit and her soft curves - Mal has to have her. Lacey Waltz is dreaming. That´s the only explanation for a six foot three, inked up, rock star sex god offering to be her f-buddy. And not just any rock star. Mal. The guy with the piercing blue eyes and the breathy, tortured voice. The guy who´s poster hung on her dorm room wall for three years straight. The guy she thinks about every night when she...ahem. Friends with benefits sounds perfect. The last thing Lacey needs is more heartbreak. But how is she supposed to be casual with the man she´s been fantasizing about for the last four years? Dangerous Fling is a standalone romance set within the Dangerous Noise series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096128/bk_acx0_096128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From a thrilling new voice in fiction comes a chilling and deliciously dark novel about an idyllic Midwestern college town that turns out to be a panorama of depravity and a nexus of horror. For years Normandy Falls has been haunted by its strange history and the aggrieved spirits said to roam its graveyards. Despite warnings Edmund Campion is determined to pursue an advanced degree there. But Edmund soon learns he isn´t immune to the impersonal trappings of fate: His girlfriend, Morgan Fey, smashes his heart; his advisor, Professor Martin Kingsley, crushes him with frivolous assignments; and his dead-end job begins to take a toll on his physical and mental health. One night he stumbles upon the body of Emily Ryan, an unapologetic townie, drowned in her family pool. Was it suicide or murder? In the days that follow, Emily´s husband, Charlie, crippled by self-loathing and frozen with fear, attempts to flee his disastrous life and sends their twin daughters to stay with the Kingsleys. Possessed by an unnamed, preternatural power, the twins know that the professor seduced their mother and may have had a hand in her fate. With their piercing stares, the girls fill Martin with a remorse that he desperately tries to hide from his wife. Elsewhere, a low-level criminal named the Gonk takes over a remote cottage, complete with a burial ground and moonshine still, and devises plans for both. Xavier D´Avignon, the eccentric chef of a failing French restaurant, supplies customers with a hallucinogenic cocktail. And Colette Collins, an elderly local artist of the surreal, attends a retrospective of her work that is destined to set the whole town on fire. Kevin P. Keating´s masterly novel delves into the deepest recesses of the human capacity for evil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Louis Serafin-Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022916/bk_adbl_022916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.