Have you ever heard a writer say: "Don’t worry about the slow beginning; my real story gets going at around page 30.... "or something similar to that phrase? Are you dreading the first five pages? Read all the how to books but can’t seem to figure out your beginning? You need answers and fast. Got fifteen minutes? What about ten? Find out what you’re doing wrong and what you’re doing right.In this book we raise questions that you should consider.At the end, we’ll show you how we do it with our First Five Pages (sneak peek alert!) Requirements: A passion and the first five pages of your manuscript. Understand the basics and learn the simple techniques. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Paradine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027108/bk_acx0_027108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anchors aweigh for a great parody on cruise holidays! Crabby's best mate, Reg, has foolishly asked for his opinion on cruise holidays. A self-appointed expert, the Old Git lets Reg have it with both propellers: cabin grade and the effect it will have on his bank balance and stomach, perils of the arrivals hall, the curse of the ship's paparazzi, and the upgrade hustlers! And what else has Crabby to say? How to avoid the bowels from hell. Sage words on sea sickness. Being alert for geriatric entertainers with books to flog. And don't get him started on the price of shore excursions! You never know - his views may well have you rushing to book your next cruise holiday just so you can spot the characters and sights that the Crabby Old Git talks about. And, of course, so you can experience that feeling only a cruise holiday can give you (if you know what I mean). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Manning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034700/bk_acx0_034700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No longer does publishing your own book have the stigma it once did, mostly due to the changes in the industry including improved technology, author's access via the Internet to self-publishing resources, and the procedures that allow self-published authors to get their books in bookstores without requiring a publisher. This short guide will not go into details about finding a literary agent or publisher willing to pay you up front for the rights to your book, but it will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to self-publish a book. Spoiler alert: The top-level answer to the question "how do you get a book published" is that you do it yourself, but in this audiobook, we go into the specifics. The suggestions within this audiobook range from costing nothing to requiring some investment. The basic rule of thumb of book self-publishing: The more money you are willing to invest, the easier the process. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bo Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105730/bk_acx0_105730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is the most baffling period in our lives? Not childhood, not old age, but the decades of our 40s and 50s, the period now generously known as middle age. It's both an occasion for regret and an opportunity for coming to terms, the moment when we come up against our limits and discover, for better and worse, who we are. My Life in the Middle Ages is a portrait of what that unnerving experience is like. A collection of unified pieces about the pleasures and pathos that attend the threshold of old age, it charts an original course between reportage and confession. Drawn from the author's own life, from the testimony of parents, children, teachers, and friends, from the books he's read and the life that he chose, and that chose him, My Life in the Middle Ages is a comic and poignant memoir that's both personal and generational. Whether he is struggling with God (or trying to find out if he believes in one), celebrating the books he's loved and regretting those he'll never read, leafing through the snapshots in his family album and marveling at the passage of time, or parsing the fine points of success and failure, James Atlas is always alert to the surprises of everyday life. At once pensive and funny, lighthearted and profound, My Life in the Middle Ages is a tale of survival, but also a meditation on how it feels to flourish, and how to live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Atlas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000975/bk_harp_000975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Mindful Living series is a new series of short mindfulness books dedicated to enhancing three important areas of our lives: work, relationships and parenting. Best-selling author and mindfulness guru Oli Doyle shows that all the key domains of life provide great opportunities to practice mindfulness and discover peace of mind. In Mindfulness at Work, Oli guides the listener through a six-week guide to show that even with demanding bosses and stressful environments, we actually can be happy at work. This guide will explore the possibilities that work provides for finding our stuck points, embracing difficult emotions and noticing the patterns of thought that keep us from feeling peaceful. Key learnings include how to move beyond stressful future thinking to focus on what can be attended to now; how flow can benefit you and your organisation by making you calmer, more alert and more attentive to detail; and how to see work as your teacher rather than your project. The Mindful Living series is for real flawed, imperfect people who are ready to embrace their challenges and discover a different way of living. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001039/bk_orio_001039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 24, Zoey has struggled for several years to pay off her mother's hospital bills. While living in her car and working at a restaurant have been challenges, Zoey maintains a cheerful and optimistic attitude. Two endearing customers alert Zoey Geller to a job opportunity that changes her life. Jon and Cecily have a very different relationship in which Jon appears to be more of a father than a husband. Zoey is the only waitress in the diner who enjoys serving them. The others are uncomfortable interacting with the age-play couple. When Cecily suggests that Zoey would be a perfect companion of her physician, Jon agrees and encourages Zoey to contact Dr. Richards.Calamities occur as Zoey attempts to get to her interview and Dr. Richards rescues the petite blonde from a night in the rain. Dr. Richards treats her injuries with the methods he uses with all his Little patients: thorough examinations, rectal thermometers, and medicines including suppositories and enemas. Zoey soon learns that Dr. Richards is looking for a companion who will be his Little (an adult that lives as a child.) She will be required to follow his directions, use diapers, and allow him to treat her medical needs. Zoey is soon introduced to his age-play patients and their parents as his daughter and a whole new world opens up for her.This complete novel introduces a series of books featuring Dr. Richards' patients and their parents. The books in this series will feature invasive medical treatments including thorough examinations and enemas when required as well as diaper changes, bottle feedings, spankings, and other punishments. If you are offended by any of these or by age-play, this is not the book or series for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole René. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141615/bk_acx0_141615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever heard of a virgin romance author? Now you have. Spoiler alert: it’s as sad as it sounds. My roommate thinks I should do some research to help my writer’s block. When a billionaire publishing executive rejects my book, she has the perfect idea. The perfectly terrible idea of tricking him into bidding on me through a BDSM site. I know how it sounds. Crazy. Stupid. Irresponsible. Check, check, check. I couldn’t agree more. Yes, he’s practically dripping with sex appeal. Yes, any woman with a pulse would kill for a “hello” from him. And yes, he looks like he belongs on a movie screen. But as far as I’m concerned, he’s just the jerk who rejected my book, and all I care about is getting a chance to tell him off in person. That’s it. Mostly. Then again, maybe my roommate has a point. A night with him would probably give me enough material to fill half a book. He wants more than a night, though. He wants a month. And he wants me to sign a contract saying I’m completely and totally his. I can sign the contract and basically become the heroine from one of my books, or I can say no and keep on living my normal, boring life. Hmm, tough call... **This is a full-length, standalone billionaire BDSM romance. No cheating or cliffhangers, and as always, Happily Ever After guaranteed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese, Teri Clark Linden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010508/bk_brll_010508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warning: Single hot biker dad alert! This stand-alone, no-cliffhanger erotic romance has an HEA, and will set your audio device ablaze. Have a free hand, as this is a certified one-handed listen. Sandy - Grayson "Smokey" Wallace was a biker who was handsome, intelligent, ridiculously sexy, and a single dad. His swagger alone melted me into a puddle the night we met. There was only one problem, he didn't do relationships. Knowing that tidbit of information beforehand was nice. It allowed me to get what I wanted from him and go on my merry way. My plan, however didn't work. Not. At. All. Smokey - The night I met Sandy I was after one thing and one thing only. Sex. There's only one member of the opposite sex who I've ever cared about - my daughter. And I knew that would never change. Or so I thought. Walking away isn't always as easy as one might think. Rigid is a stand-alone erotic romance with no cheating, no sex outside the relationship, no cliffhanger, and it has the happiest of HEAs. The hero is a hot single father and the heroine is not a doormat. Yes, you will enjoy this book. No, you will not get any sleep. Yes, you must have a free hand to listen to this novel. No, you do not need to listen to any other books to understand this one fully. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexa McKracken, Holden Still, Kate Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031741/bk_adbl_031741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Named one of the "Most Anticipated Books of 2018" by Entertainment Weekly In the well-heeled milieu of New York's Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses to conform to its gossip-fueled culture. Then, into her precariously balanced life, come two women: Gwen Hogan, a childhood acquaintance who uncovers an explosive secret about Philippa's single days, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose vast fortune and frank revelations about a penurious upbringing in Spanish Harlem put everyone on alert. When Gwen's husband, a heavy-drinking, obsessive prosecutor in the US Attorney's Office, stumbles over the connection between Philippa's past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, this insulated society is forced to confront the rot at its core and the price it has paid to survive into the new millennium. Macy has written a modern-day House of Mirth, not for the age of railroads and steel but of hedge funds and overnight fortunes, of scorched-earth successes and abiding moral failures. A brilliant portrait of love, betrayal, fate and chance, Mrs. marries razor-sharp social critique and thrilling propulsion into an unforgettable tapestry of the way we live in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Johansson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004180/bk_hach_004180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.