First contact changed things on Earth. It opened possibilities that were never before possible. In what started as a trip to participate in an cooperative study, Sara found herself a test subject for breeding compatibility by a species known as the Agraak. Determined that she would not submit to be bred and relocated to serve as a breeder for the rest of her life, she escaped into the wilds of a hostile subarctic planet. Not knowing who to trust, and almost dying on the ice flows, she is rescued by a male larger than life whom her body craves.VidokA warrior-priest of the VaDorok, Vidok had long given up hope of finding his ulukska, his mate. When he finds a tiny female off-worlder on the ice flows of the far northern territory who brings forth his mating heat, his life changes. To keep her, he not only has to help her save her companions, but must also risk their love facing repercussions among his tribe and the intergalactic council. Trigger-warning: the first two chapters contain elements involving rape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Ross Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159940/bk_acx0_159940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rylee Hale is having a hard time. As a new business owner just starting out on her own, she´s struggling to attract new clients to her paralegal business. Then she attracts two that are way more than she can handle. Drace and Lucian are Denarins - a race of the Twelve Peoples where two males bond together in order to join with a single female. An Alpha and a Beta make the perfect pair to attract and care for a woman in every detail of her life. But what happens when two Alphas get wrongfully bonded? That´s the dilemma Lucian and Drace are in and only a Pure One from Earth can help them. When they see Rylee helping a couple with their divorce in the AMI viewscreen, they decide she´s exactly the female they need to break the bond between them. Nobody asked Rylee what she thought about being abducted from her life on Earth and caught in the middle of a conflict between two huge, muscular alien males. It´s okay though - she´s a smart girl - she can handle herself. But once she gets a taste of being bonded to two sexy men who want to please her in every way, will she be able to stand by and watch them be...severed? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mackenzie Cartwright, William Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000206/bk_inbl_000206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grav N´gol is many things. Murderer...ex-con...Alien half-breed...and a Protector. More than just a bodyguard, a Protector chooses a female to ward for life and swears an oath to die for her if necessary. Enter Leah Roth. The luscious little Earth female is supposed to be just a quick surveillance gig for Grav. He´ll check on her and report back that she´s okay - it should be easy. Only she´s not okay. When Grav sees Leah´s abusive husband hurting her, he swings into action. Before he knows it, he has Leah aboard his ship. When he´s given a dangerous and difficult mission, Leah volunteers to come alone and help...and somehow Grav can´t say no. But as much as he feels drawn to the lovely little human, Grav knows it can never be between them. For in his past lurks a bloody and savage secret that would turn even the most forgiving heart against him. From his past and from his true nature Leah must be...Protected at all costs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mackenzie Cartwright, William Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000193/bk_inbl_000193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charlotte Walker is just an intern trying to get through her surgical rotation in one piece when her life takes an abrupt turn for the weird. A seven-foot tall patient with multicolored eyes and golden skin shows up in the ER asking for her. When he tells Charlotte she´s supposed to be the Empress of the entire galaxy, she naturally thinks he´s high or crazy or both. He´s not. Kristoff Verrai is the Captain of the Imperial Guard of the Goddess-Empress of the galaxy. For 10 cycles he served his old mistress faithfully. Now that she is dead, his only job is to find and protect her new incarnation until she can ascend the throne. He doesn´t expect to fall in love with her. But a relationship between them can never be - the Empress must have a consort with royal blood and Kristoff is just a commoner. Can they fight the love growing between them? Or will it overwhelm them? If only Charlotte wasn´t Descended from the most powerful female in the universe, they might have a chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000198/bk_inbl_000198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My name is Zoe McKinley. I have a boring life, an awful job, and a boss who throws staplers at my head. What could be worse? How about being abducted by aliens? Being dragged through a mirror, naked and screaming, onto an extraterrestrial ship was bad. Finding out I had been sold to a huge alien male who looks like the devil was worse. But learning he wanted to trade me to an intergalactic petting zoo was the worst of all! Now I´m whizzing through the galaxy with a robot butler, a trio of nib-nibs (they´re like tiny green monkeys), and one huge, muscular, and very grumpy alien. The clothing they gave me shows all my lady bits, the food-sim makes banana cream pie that tastes like sauerkraut, and Sarden, my captor, is too hot to stay mad at, even if he is a jerk. In fact I think I might be falling for him. What´s a girl to do? It´s all in a day´s work when you´ve been...Abducted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mackenzie Cartwright, William Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000190/bk_inbl_000190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Was ist eigentlich ein guter Chef, was zeichnet ihn aus? Exzellenten Führungskräften gelingt es, talentierte Mitarbeiter zu erkennen, zu Höchstleistungen zu motivieren und dauerhaft ans Unternehmen zu binden. Doch wirklich gute Führungskräfte sind eine rare Spezies. Das zeigen die Ergebnisse des Gallup Engagement Index. Seit 2001 befragt Gallup in Deutschland Arbeitnehmer zu ihrem Arbeitsumfeld und ihren Erfahrungen am Arbeitsplatz. Von damals bis heute stieg die Zahl derer, die innerlich gekündigt haben, von 15 auf 24 Prozent - jeder Vierte hat resigniert. Die Folge: Mit der schwindenden Motivation der Mitarbeiter sinkt auch die Produktivität der Unternehmen.Marco Nink präsentiert die Erkenntnisse aus 12 Jahren Gallup-Forschung sowie auch die neusten Daten des Engagement Index. Er zeigt, warum Mitarbeiter nicht alles aus sich herausholen und sich nicht ans Unternehmen gebunden fühlen, und gibt Tipps, was Führungskräfte dagegen konkret tun können, zum Beispiel die Feedbackkultur verbessern. Ein faktenreicher Appell, sich auf sein bestes Kapital zu besinnen - seine Mitarbeiter.
Marco Nink präsentiert im neuesten Engagement Index die jüngsten Erkenntnisse aus der Gallup-Forschung sowie auch die aktuellen Daten, erstmalig im internationalen Vergleich. So belegt Deutschland bei der Mitarbeiterbindung - obwohl unsere Wirtschaft brummt - im internationalen Vergleich lediglich einen Platz im Mittelfeld. Und von 100 Beschäftigten haben 85 Prozent eine geringe oder keine emotionale Bindung an ihr Unternehmen. Eine für Unternehmen gefährliche Situation: Mit der schwindenden Motivation der Mitarbeiter sinkt die Produktivität der Unternehmen. Und auch die Gefahr, dringend benötigte Fachkräfte zu verlieren, ist dadurch sehr hoch. Der Autor erklärt, warum Mitarbeiter innerlich kündigen, was diese wirklich wollen und wie Führungskräfte ihr wertvollstes Kapital wieder besser einbinden können.
´´A bizarre yet effective yoking of the spy and horror genres.´´ - The Washington Post Book World The Lovecraftian Singularity has descended upon the world in The Labyrinth Index , beginning an exciting new story arc in Charles Stross´ Hugo Award-winning Laundry Files series! Since she was promoted to the head of the Lords Select Committee on Sanguinary Affairs, every workday for Mhari Murphy has been a nightmare. It doesn´t help that her boss, the new Prime Minister of Britain, is a manipulative and deceptive pain in the butt. But what else can she expect when working under the thumb of none other than the elder god N´yar Lat-Hotep a.k.a the Creeping Chaos? Mhari´s most recent assignment takes her and a ragtag team of former Laundry agents across the pond into the depths of North America. The United States president has gone missing. Not that Americans are alarmed. For some mysterious reason, most of the country has forgotten the executive branch even exists. Perhaps it has to do with the Nazgûl currently occupying the government and attempting to summon Cthulhu. It´s now up to Mhari and her team to race against the Nazgûl´s vampire-manned dragnet to find and, for his own protection, kidnap the president. Who knew an egomaniacal, malevolent deity would have a soft spot for international relations? At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.