We think of the past as a more innocent time. But in these stories of California teenagers acting out in the last years of the '70s, it's easy to see that love, loss, and heartbreak are even more poignant when viewed through 15- or 16-year-old eyes. Surrounded by friends and family who are spinning with their own losses and heartache, these teenage girls navigate the terrors and tenderness of life in the only ways they know how. In this touching and moving pair of coming-of-age stories, best-selling author Jessica Anya Blau makes it clear that once you step over certain lines, there's no going back. Jessica Anya Blau's newest novel, The Wonder Bread Summer, was picked for CNN's, NPR's, Vanity Fair's, and Oprah Book Club's summer reading lists. It received multiple offers from Hollywood movie studios and was optioned. Her novel Drinking Closer to Home was featured in Target stores as a "Breakout Book" and made many Best Books of the Year lists. Blau's first novel, The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, was a national best seller and was picked as a Best Summer Book by the Today Show, the New York Post, and New York magazine. The San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers chose it as one of the Best Books of the Year, and the film rights have been optioned. Blau cowrote the screenplay for Franny, a film starring Frances Fisher and Steve Howey. This is a short audiobook published by Shebooks - high-quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Pence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023641/bk_adbl_023641_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Calling Series includes two books: Pestilence and War.PestilenceThe apocalypse isn't just coming. It's already here. Four riders are hunting a fallen woman. One that will seal this world's fate. And they'll leave behind utter devastation in their wake. Pestilence. War. Famine. Death.Harlow Morgan is lost in a dying world, desperate to find a reason to live. She finds that reason in a filthy bathroom stall, with the rush of Nirvana in her veins and the whisper of God in her ear. A calling she cannot shake.Armed with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other, Harlow won’t wait for the horsemen to find her. She's coming after them with the wrath of God on her side. She'll defeat them any way she can...body, mind, and soul. All in the name of salvation. WarWar is coming, and she’s not ready. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be ready. She’s got Pestilence in her basement. He’s bound, gagged. His blood slick on her hands. His touch warm on her body. And he’s calling the others - the three riders she’s hunting. But she’s been given a mission - a calling to her tainted soul. Lamb, Pestilence calls her. But she’s no lamb. She’s a lion. Her name is Harlow Morgan, and she's the last hope a dying world has left.Please note: This is a postapocalyptic reverse harem series filled with danger, lust, and dark romantic themes. The audiobook includes a bonus teaser of Ace from Zodiac Guardian series, included for your enjoyment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Azalea Blau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/179776/bk_acx0_179776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.