Evildoers beware! Retribution is at hand, thanks to Britain's best-kept secret agents! Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun are nonetheless stunned to observe a fellow passenger aboard Britain's latest hypersteam train suddenly vanish in a dazzling bolt of lightning. They soon discover this is not the only such disappearance ... with each case going inexplicably unexamined by the Crown. The fate of England is once again in the hands of an ingenious archivist paired with a beautiful, fearless lady of adventure. And though their foe be fiendishly clever, so then is Mr. Books ... and Miss Braun still has a number of useful and unusual devices hidden beneath her petticoats. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002893/bk_harp_002893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Evil is most assuredly afoot - and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade... and a librarian. These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling - will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest... and she’s prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray. For a malevolent brotherhood is operating in the deepening London shadows, intent upon the enslavement of all Britons. And Books and Braun - he with his encyclopedic brain and she with her remarkable devices - must get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot... or see England fall to the Phoenix! 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002570/bk_harp_002570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brand-new stories by: Thomas Adcock, Kevin Baker, Thomas Bentil, Lawrence Block, Jerome Charyn, Suzanne Chazin, Terrence Cheng, Ed Dee, Joanne Dobson, Robert Hughes, Marlon James, Sandra Kitt, Rita Laken, Miles Marshall Lewis, Pat Picciarelli, Abraham Rodriguez Jr., S.J. Rozan, Steven Torres, and Joe Wallace. S.J. Rozan was born and raised in the Bronx and is a lifelong New Yorker. She's the author of eight novels in the Lydia Chin/Bill Smith series, and of the stand-alones Absent Friends and In This Rain (forthcoming). Her books have won Edgar, Nero, Macavity, and Shamus awards for best novel. She's at work on another series novel, Shanghai Moon. This audiobook is narrated by Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, Paul L. Coffey, Jane Cramer, Kevin R. Free, Rob Granniss, Ginna Hoben, Erin Mallon, Samara Naeymi, Jennifer O'Donnell, Prentice Onayemi, and Chris Ruen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, Paul L. Coffey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014639/bk_adbl_014639_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York's punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today’s best writers. Brooklyn Noir moves from Coney Island to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bay Ridge to Red Hook to Bushwick to Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope and far deeper, into the heart of Brooklyn’s historical and criminal largesse, with all of its dark splendor. Each contributor presents a brand new story set in a distinct neighborhood. Brooklyn Noir mixes masters of the mystery genre with the best of New York’s literary fiction community - and, of course, leaves room for new blood. These brilliant and chilling stories see crime striking in communities of Russians, Jamaicans, Hasidic Jews, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Irish and many other ethnicities - in the most diverse urban location on the planet. Contributors include Pete Hamill, Nelson George, Sidney Offit, Arthur Nersesian, Pearl Abraham, Ellen Miller, Maggie Estep, Adam Mansbach, CJ Sullivan, Chris Niles, Norman Kelley, and many others. Akashic Books announces Brooklyn novelist Tim McLoughlin as the editor of the anthology (in addition to his contributing a story). McLoughlin's respect on any Brooklyn street predates the publication of his debut novel Heart of the Old Country (Akashic, 2001), a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program that was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "an inspired cross between Richard Price and Ross McDonald". For years, McLoughlin has worked in the Kings County Supreme Court in downtown Brooklyn. The complete list of narrators includes Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, Paul L. Coffey, Jane Cramer, Kevin R. Free, Rob Granniss, Saskia Maarleveld, Erin Mallon, Jennifer O'Donnell, Pete Ohms, Prentice Onayemi, Tim Gerard Reynolds, and Chris Ruen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, Paul L. Coffey, Jane Cramer, Kevin R. Free, Tim Gerard Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014658/bk_adbl_014658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dorothy Wordsworth believed that feeding her poet brother, William, gooseberry tarts was her part to play in a literary movement. Cockney chef Rosa Lewis became a favourite of King Edward VII, who loved her signature dish of whole truffles boiled in champagne. Eleanor Roosevelt dished up Eggs Mexican - a concoction of rice, fried eggs, and bananas - in the White House. Eva Braun treated herself to champagne and cake in the bunker before killing herself, alongside Adolf Hitler. Barbara Pym's novels overflow with enjoyment of everyday meals - of frozen fish fingers and Chablis - in midcentury England. Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown's idea of 'having it all' meant having almost nothing on the plate except a supersized portion of diet gelatin. In the irresistible What She Ate, Laura Shapiro examines the plates, recipe books and shopping trolleys of these six extraordinary women, casting a new light on each of their lives - revealing love and rage, desire and denial, need and pleasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr, Laura Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003241/bk_hcuk_003241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, the award-winning steampunk series continues. The chase is on! After rescuing Queen Victoria from the clutches of the Maestro, Agents Eliza D. Braun and Wellington Books are in hot pursuit of Dr. Henry Jekyll. While he continues his experiments on the aristocracy of Europe, he leaves a trail of chaos and despair in his wake. However, when Eliza and Wellington run him to ground in India, they are forced to come face to face with ghosts from the past, and the realities of empire. Meanwhile, Ministry agents Brandon Hill and Bruce Campbell travel deep into Russia hunting down a rare ingredient to save Queen Victoria's life. Amid the cold they uncover a threat from the revitalized House of Usher that comes directly from their new Chairman. All in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences will find their allegiances in question, and their mettle tested as a new dastardly era of international intrigue dawns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061939/bk_acx0_061939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Series with over a Million Books Sold Amazon Overall Top 40 Best Seller. Number-One Best Seller in Vampire Romance, Paranormal & Fantasy. Full Length Novel (more than twice as long as Book 1). Having been delighted by the bestselling debut, A Shade of Vampire, readers are begging for more. In A Shade of Blood, Bella Forrest transports you deeper into a unique, enthralling and beautifully sensitive story. Prepare to be lost....When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she'd forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak. Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia. Something has possessed Derek's heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape. High school, prom and a chance to move on with her life now await her. But will she be able to forget the horrors that steal her sleep away at night? ... Or the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness? Buy now to find out...."A Shade of Blood is a completely captivating sequel to A Shade of Vampire." (City of Books) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Holter Graham, Michael Braun. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024770/bk_acx0_024770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION BOOKS SOLD The highly anticipated third book of the A Shade of Vampire series! "Bella Forrest never ceases to amaze me! ... A Castle of Sand is the best yet, in my opinion... Once I started to read this story I couldn't help but be captivated, the world Bella Forrest has brought to us is EPIC." (Lady Amber's Reviews) What Sofia has with Derek feels like a sandcastle; temporary and something that the waves of life and time will soon ruin... Since the return of Gregor Novak, the island has turned several shades darker. His hatred toward Sofia and thirst for fresh blood lead to a brutal war igniting between father and son. Meanwhile, the hunters are gaining formidable strength and resources by the day; they know that the safety of The Shade hangs entirely on its ability to remain hidden from them. And a sinister secret lies in wait for Sofia within the bowels of an Egyptian desert ... a secret that threatens to crush her sandcastle much sooner than she could have expected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Holter Graham, Michael Braun, Becca Battoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024775/bk_acx0_024775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the writer of Books of the Order (Die Runen der Macht) and the co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (Books & Braun) comes a new historical fantasy about two lovers separated by magic and circumstance. Never alone. Never apart. They are the Awakened, a unique breed of people in a remote corner of the world. Faith is one of these gifted carriers of the Seraphim; and in return of her unconditional love, her Seraphim grants her powers of incredible potential. But not all carriers embrace their blessing. Jack loathes being an Awakened. He never asked for it, his Seraphim keeping him alive even in spite of his desire to die. Not even a great war could rid him of this curse. Now a magician of incredible ability and a walking dead man must find a way to work together to save the Seraphim. Someone covets the power of the Awakened, and will not stop until that power belongs to him. Jack Cunningham comes home to New Zealand from the First World War deeply changed. He is now unwilling one of the Awakened, a magician who gains his power from the creature whispering inside his head. He calls it a parasite. Faith Bennetts is a young woman with a far different relationship with her seraph. He gives her the power of the Wellington weather, and an ever present friend. However when her cousin is caught up in a terrible manipulation, she becomes aware that someone is manipulating the Awakened for their own dark reasons. Together Faith and Jack become embroiled in conspiracy, murder, fire and death that ranges across many years. They are drawn together, then flung apart, in a tangle of family relationships, and looming danger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philippa Ballantine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028324/bk_acx0_028324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.