Every year, on the anniversary of the death of 1980s prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the elderly residents of State Retirement Home SY-379 hold a festival of celebration. Balloons and bunting go up, raucous punk music is played, memories are relived by those who still have all their faculties, and a good time is had by all.With the 30th anniversary of Thatcher’s death coming up in just a few weeks, Colin Baxter decides to make this year’s Thatcher Day something to be remembered. He contacts octogenarian punk band Sick Bastard and books them to play live at the retirement home, promising to pay them in free beer. There’s just one problem: how to get the band, their equipment, and the beer, past the Gestapo retirement home manager who lives upstairs? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Warrior. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099960/bk_acx0_099960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He's prince charming. Just not hers. I have a secret. I stole a heart, or rather a marriage contract. It wasn’t mine to own, to look at, or to even consider. But it was there for the taking, so I took it. Huge mistake. Ronan Astor is a nobility in this world. Arrogant player. Heartless bastard. Vicious prince. Now, he’s out to destroy me. What he doesn’t know is that I’m out to destroy him, too. My name is Teal Van Doren, and I’m where princes go to die. Vicious Prince is part of Royal Elite series but could be listened to on its own. For better understanding of the world, you might want to listen to the previous books first. This is a mature new-adult work and contains situations that some listeners might find offensive or triggering. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shane East, Keira Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/206990/bk_acx0_206990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What a fantastic start to a new fantasy series! I love a strong female lead and we were delivered that in spades with Larkspur.... This story is fast paced and exciting right from the start. I can't wait to see what comes next! - Boundless Book Reviews From HiJinks Ink Publishing and Shannon Mayer comes The USA Today best-selling Elemental Series beginning with Recurve (book one). With over 1.4 million books sold, Shannon Mayer proves, once again, she can dominate her genre right out of the gate. "My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental." My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed bastard child, that isn't going to happen. Taken away by the last Spirit Walker, I am meant to train with him so that I can finally stop the false mother goddess and her plans to rule both humans and elementals. I am meant to train so that I can meet her on even ground, but training takes time. Time is not something we have. The world is coming apart at the seams as the humans rain down destruction upon their own kind and the supernatural world. The false mother goddess is hunting down the most powerful elementals to take the last of their power, and through it all, the secrets of who I truly am begin to spill upward. I must find the strength to stop the mother goddess and to save our world, but which aspect of my heart will hold me up, and what will it cost me in the end? Blood of the earth.... Child of Spirit.... Bastard Princess.... Ender.... Protector.... Destroyer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106890/bk_acx0_106890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes the fourth book in a series of steamy contemporary romance novels.A forbidden affair that's practically irresistible...Emily Hoyt is often referred to as a "free spirit", but she knows that's just a nice way to say "flake". She doesn't normally let it bother her. But when her perfect big brother unexpectedly announces he's gotten married, Emily, once again, feels the pressure to be more than the meandering musician she is.Alessandro Giordano is the lying, selfish bastard Emily had pegged as bad news. But when they meet at the engagement-turned-wedding celebration, they're both looking to escape, and the instant chemistry they have pushes them together.Is their attraction just a diversion, or could it really be more?Note: Book four in this series can be listened to as a stand-alone, but should be listened in the right order to avoid spoilers.Praise for the book:"Her Dirty Secret was like a decadent dessert after the feast of romance and suspense we devoured in the first three books." (Ellie, romance author) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Monica King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/197284/bk_acx0_197284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reed is the last of the king's bastard triplets to fall into one of Edward's traps. He vows never to pay fealty to the father who ordered the boys killed at birth. On one of his raids he comes across Maggie Gordon, his childhood sweetheart who he thought had died the night of Burnt Candlemas. While Reed embraces being a Scot even though he doesn't have a drop of Scottish blood in him, Maggie is acting like an Englishwoman instead. Maggie Gordon escaped Scotland with her baby brother the night King Edward III pillaged and burned her land. She witnessed the deaths of her family members and has vowed never to return to Scottish soil, wanting to leave her traumatic memories behind. But now Reed is back in her life and as children they promised to marry each other. But her problem is that she's betrothed to a rich English baron - and Reed is nothing but a bandit. Can feelings and memories be pushed aside so true love can shine through? Please visit http://elizabethrosenovels.com to see more of Elizabeth's books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian J. Gill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086282/bk_acx0_086282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lady with a secret... Partially deaf, with a birthmark marring her face, Bridget Hamilton is content with her life, even if she's been cast out of her family. But her peaceful existence - expanding her mind with her study of rare books - is threatened with an ultimatum from her evil brother - steal a valuable book or give up her son. Bridget has no choice; her son is her world. A lord with a purpose... Vail Basingstoke, Baron Chilton is known throughout London as the Bastard Baron. After battling at Waterloo, he establishes himself as the foremost dealer in rare books and builds a fortune, determined to never be like the self-serving duke who sired him. He devotes his life to growing his fortune to care for his illegitimate siblings, also fathered by the duke. The chance to sell a highly coveted book for a financial windfall is his only thought. Two paths collide... When Bridget masquerades as the baron's newest housekeeper, he's hopelessly intrigued by her quick wit and her skill with antique tomes. Wary from having his heart broken in the past, it should be easy enough to keep Bridget at arm's length, yet desire for her dogs his steps. As they spend time in each other's company, understanding for life grows as does love, but when Bridget's integrity is called into question, Vail's world is shattered - as is his heart again. Now Bridget and Vail will have to overcome the horrendous secrets and lies between them to grasp a love - and life - together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088705/bk_acx0_088705_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“A sensational page turner” (Romantic Times) A Romantic Times top pick!Jason Hawk only came to his father's funeral to spit on his grave. That was the best the old man deserved from the bastard son he'd never given a damn about. The son whose plan for revenge had now been derailed by Aaron Hawk's death. Or had it? Kendall Chase was Aaron Hawk's smart and efficient executive assistant, and had come to know a side of the old man that few saw. But convincing Jason there had been more to his father, more to his whole life's story than Jason knew, wasn't easy. He was as tough as the father he hated. And more compelling than any man she'd ever met.Convincing him the mysterious Hawk family book, a history now chronicling treachery and murder, had answers even for things yet to occur, was a much bigger job. Despite his attraction to her, the only part of Kendall's stories Jason believes is that his father's vicious widow is determined to see that Jason gets none of the inheritance left him.In the end, Jason has to make a decision. Is the magic real? Or more importantly, is the revenge he's wanted for nearly 30 years, worth losing KendallAuthor of more than 60 books, Justine Dare Davis is a four-time winner of the coveted Rwa Rita Award and has been inducted into the Rwa Hall of Fame. Her books have appeared on national best seller lists, including USA Today. Find out more at her website and blog at justinedavis.com, Facebook at JustineDareDavis, or Twitter @Justine_D_Davis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rayna Cole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130204/bk_acx0_130204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Making deals is my specialty. And tonight, my terms are...her. I hate Christmas. For years, I've avoided the holiday entirely. Until Kandy Kane enters my life - the same seductive mystery woman I danced with at a club last night. When she shows up at my company the next day as our Christmas party planner, she's desperate for help with her little problem. My hot elf in striped tights needs a last-minute Santa. And I need her. In every way possible. And this time, she's not going to run. Alone in my remote cabin for the weekend, she's going to be mine in every way she knows and a few she doesn't. Except she's hiding a secret. So am I. She's a virgin. And I'm the bastard who is going to ruin her for any other man...unless she ruins me first. Author's Note: While Filthy Scrooge is a standalone short novel that can be listened to without listening to any other story, you never know when characters from our other books may show up. Bonus: Also included at the end of Filthy Scrooge is an exclusive excerpt of our steamy romantic comedy, Rockstar Daddy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099620/bk_acx0_099620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From HiJinks Ink Publishing and Shannon Mayer comes Firestorm, book three in the USA Today best-selling Elemental series. With over one million books sold, Shannon Mayer proves once again she can dominate her genre right out of the gate. "My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental." My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen. In a world of lava and fire, I am about to face my hardest trial yet. Not one of strength, or power, but intrigue and manipulation. However, my tolerance level for anyone outside of my family is at an all-time low, and the queen who rules the Pit expects complete obedience. As Ash's life is held in the balance, I have just three days to prove his innocence and mine. This place holds more than a scorching heat; new foes, traitors, and creatures from the depths of the lava are all trying to keep us from surviving. The only question left: Can I get us all out without being burned alive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088672/bk_acx0_088672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.