With a former supermodel mother and a rock-and-roll legend father, Emma Preston has the best of everything. Nothing is as perfect as it seems though. After her parents divorce, she’s forced to live with her mother in a private Santa Monica community. Ignoring their parental roles, her mother becomes more focused on climbing the social ladder while her father is off on tour. Growing up in a trailer park with his mother, Jesse is used to people looking down on him. When his mother begs him to submit an application for a scholarship to one of Santa Monica’s top private schools, he never expects to actually get it. When he does, he is forced to attend school with a bunch of rich kids. He ignores their stares as they judge him for having tattoos and a less than impressive car. As long as he has his surfboard and the guys at the tattoo shop, he knows he can make it through. When Jesse shows up on the first day of school, Emma can’t help but be intrigued. Her mother would never approve of Emma talking to someone so poor, but she doesn’t care because something about Jesse draws her to him. Jesse tries to hate Emma, but he discovers that he can’t resist her. Forced to hide their relationship from Emma’s mother and everyone else around them, things start to fall apart. When Jesse’s friend, Ally, decides to interfere, things go from bad to worse. Can they survive their first love? Or will they be left with nothing more than shattered ties? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Leigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025870/bk_acx0_025870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There has always been something ´´different´´ about Bryce. Although he was able to guard himself and fit in his whole life, he´s now about to embark on a journey of self-discovery...he´s going to college. The small town he came from has been restricting him for too long. The big college town will allow Bryce the freedom to be himself - something he hasn´t been able to do his whole life. But, in doing so, he´s leaving behind the only friend that ever ´´got´´ him: aspiring artist Liam. What will Bryce do with his new freedom? How will his roommate react to him? What will happen to Liam? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gus Klondike. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043508/bk_acx0_043508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love at first sight doesn´t exist...right? So how could Alisa explain the instant intense attraction to a man she collided with on a lovely night in Paris at a streetside café? She was dying, a diagnosis that left her with perhaps three years left in her life...maybe that was why. Whatever it was, she wanted him and there was no reason not to take this beautiful man and find pleasure she has never known. This journey she was on was a final trip to places she had always loved in this world. To experience life as much as possible while she still could. She´s never done anything like this before, and it turns out to be the memory of a lifetime. The only sorrow she felt while leaving that next morning, was that she may have found love, too late. Koen´s been alive for over a thousand years. This past year of his life has been wonderful. He couldn´t imagine anything better. Until he has a chance collision on a trip to Paris with blue eyes that burned into his soul, and stayed there. After the most incredible night of his life, she disappeared. He didn´t know she was dying. She didn´t know he was vampire and could save her life. Would Koen find her...in time? This fifth in the series about First Blood vampires is wonderful on its own, but follows the fourth book in the series closely, so listening in sequence will bring greater connection with the story and characters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pyper Down. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024596/bk_acx0_024596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jacob had searched for her for two months. Taken by rogue vampires, Starla had disappeared without a trace. An innocent, sweet girl from a remote Alaskan town, the human friend of a powerful first blood vampire, she had no idea the vampire world existed. Now, a lead sends him to Paris, to a cadre of young vampires that run the city at night, breaking rules and risking the vampire community´s sacred covenant for secrecy. When he finds her, she´s been changed. She´s vampire now. He barely recognizes the angry, oversexed girl as the one he´d met briefly and saved just months earlier. It doesn´t help that she turns him on like none of the beautiful experienced vampires he´s always preferred. Paris at night is gorgeous, the city of love, a place to make love and be made love to. But not for Jacob, who wants to save this lost girl, and ends up on the wrong side of justice. Jacob and Starla´s story starts in southern France and ends in South Africa, as a young newly ´´made” vampire learns how to accept who and what she is now, to understand what may be the greatest gift of her life. To find out that love can come in the most unlikely ways while life happens regardless of choices made. That sometimes destiny really is written in the stars. This story is beautiful on its own, but continues the series of first blood vampires started in Forbidden Days. If you enjoy Starla and Jacob´s story, try the other three books in this series to see where it all began. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pyper Down. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023637/bk_acx0_023637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Nicole Blanchard I thought it was just one night with my brother´s best friend. The boy I had dreamt about since he gave me my first kiss, under the lights of the Ferris Wheel. I knew he was about to leave for a year - no chance for a future. But our one night together would create memories for a lifetime. Our paths crossed again, but I had lied, and he was no longer the man he once was. He was warring against demons. Against the silence that was threatening to swallow him. And I had kept a secret from him, one he would never forgive me for. But my secret was about to be ripped open. Displayed for the world on national news. And I had only one way to repair the damage. I had to trust the man I lied to. The man I never got the chance to make a life with. The only man who could save what we had created together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Fouche, Joshua Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070128/bk_acx0_070128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Xavier, a thousand-year-old vampire, was missing. It shouldn´t have been possible for someone to hold him, but he was gone. His brother, Koen, has come to New York City, where one of the vampire´s enemies has been found, to search for Xavier. They need to stop Claude, who remains a threat, but first, where is Xavier? He´d been shot repeatedly, but Xavier didn´t know why he wasn´t dead. All he knew was his first name, told to him by the vicious man who´d kept him prisoner. Now, escaped, Xavier needed to not only know who he was, but what he was...because it was clear...he wasn´t exactly normal. Margot had wandered into the bad part of the city on an impulse to help a woman outside of a five-star restaurant in New York City. She didn´t belong there, but a newfound sense of altruism pushes her to seek justice for the assaulted woman. When she gets herself into trouble, an enormous Scotsman comes to her aid. And oh, hell, for a woman with long-term sexual issues, this unexpected hero brings new feelings. Only, he´s not quite right, is he? In New York City, a woman who thinks she has her life planned out discovers that there are more things in this world than can be planned for. A vampire discovers that something he never believed in can change his life. This is the final story of the First Bloods before we step into the future, and toward the Grand Destiny of the new generation of First Bloods. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Duke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085796/bk_acx0_085796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bizarre dreams sent Chione from her home near the Victoria Falls in Africa across the world to the American city of Seattle as she wonders if destiny has any plans for her. Destiny guards her secrets well, though, and after such a cryptic clue, she roams into the busy city, out of her element, alone, to find her path. She´s a first-blood vampire, born vampire 1,000 years ago, a child of the moon...surely, there is purpose to her existence on Mother Earth. It´s been Chione´s job to care for people in her village, people she loves who she would do anything for. It´s always been her nature to do so. Donovan returned home to Seattle after six months in the Amazonian Basin, exhausted, to attend to his duties as CEO of his family´s business. He could care less about business or profits, but he had a responsibility to the stockholders. All he really wanted to do was sleep, then return to the rain forest to protect it from corporate greed. On a stormy night, by a violent sea, he meets a stunning woman who touches something in him he would have sworn died a long time ago. One night of incredible sex leaves him wanting more. But she´s disappeared, and he has no idea who she is or how to find her. Destiny brings together two lonely people on a night lit by lightning and thunder. Could they be destined to travel their journeys together? Were they meant to be? This is the story of the gentle vampire in book nine of this best-selling vampire romance series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pyper Down. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044299/bk_acx0_044299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four years ago, Dr. Rayne Lee lost her husband and her four-year-old daughter, Sierra, to a group of hostile guerrillas in the Amazonian Valley of Peru. It had taken every bit of her constitution to rebuild her life and to join her uncle´s international security team, First Force, as the team´s head medic. She still desperately missed her husband and her daughter, but all in all, everything was back on track - until the phone calls started. A young girl was calling claiming to be Sierra. The tiny, trembling voice said the guerrillas were holding her captive and there was only one way for them to be reunited - Rayne must travel to Peru and give them something she has. Moreover, they had another stipulation: She must come alone. Suddenly, the ghosts from Rayne´s past are chasing her down a dark road. What could they possibly want from her? Could she return to the place where her family was murdered and she was brutalized for seven horrid months? Was it really Sierra calling? Rayne knew she had to take the risk - she had to find out! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan McGurl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124228/bk_acx0_124228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cherise wanted a quiet, normal life...something she had never had. After a traumatic loss, she decided she needed serenity, so she moved halfway across the world to the American states, to a beautiful, quaint village in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. And there, with fresh air, tall trees, and lovely neighbors, she opened a little patisserie, and settled into a wonderful, normal life. Her family had already told her she couldn´t run from her destiny. Turns out, they were right. The last thing she ever wanted was to see a vampire again. But suddenly, a very damaged one shows up, stripped of his memory, unable to keep human blood down, and in need of help that only someone with her skills could provide. Damn´t! She should have known that something would ruin her perfect quiet life of solitude, gardening, and baking her incredible French pastries. No matter how desperately she wanted to send him away, he needed her. The family legacy couldn´t be denied... she was born to use her empathic skills to help supernaturals bridge the two worlds. Okay, she would help him and send him on his way quickly so that she could get back to her gentle life. Of course, it figured that this vampire was more than an average vampire...he was one of the first bloods, ancient vampires...powerful, rare, arrogant. Cherise had never been attracted to the large, oversexed vampires. So why did her heart race and breath quicken when he came to her for help? Stick with the plan, she told herself, get him well and out of the village. Only it wasn´t going to be that simple when she discovers he´s been the target of horrible torture and abuse. It will take all of her skills to help this man become whole and well again. And maybe more of her than she´s ever had to give before. Maybe she would discover that even an empath doesn´t know what´s in her own heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pyper Down. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021853/bk_acx0_021853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Zach had been searching for an adventure worthy of a vampire. In the harsh beauty of a Siberian lake, he found it. An ancient burial site brings mystery and danger to vampires who have walked this world for over 1,000 years. As he surveys the stunning, icy landscape and considers his next adventure, the woman he´d left two years ago, a magnificent older vampire, has finally decided that she loves him...hasn´t she? She shows up, aggressive, sexy, and jealous of the beautiful vampire he´s traveled to Siberia with, to stake her claim. All he needs to know now is: will she run again when he finally accepts her love? Dez has been searching for the man who´d walked away after she declared that she would never love him. In a frozen land, she finally finds him to let him know that she´d lied. It´s just that it´s so hard to actually admit it, to give away her heart so that it can be stomped on. What else could she expect? But after two years of loneliness, she decides that she doesn´t want to live these endless years without him. He makes her laugh, he´s a spectacular lover, and most of all, she knows that he loves her, no matter how tough that is to do. When she finds that he´s in Siberia, she travels from her home in South America to let him know that she can finally admit what he´s told her all along...she loves him and doesn´t want to live without him. Walking into a little club in the isolated ice-box on Lake Baikal, she finds he´s traveled there with a gorgeous vampire. Dez has never played nice when she wanted something, but this...Zach...was she too late? Dez and Zach´s story, started in book one, continues 10 volumes later. When you´re immortal, how easy is it to fall in love forever? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pyper Down. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047458/bk_acx0_047458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.