If there´s one thing most people can agree on, it´s that there should be rules for life. And they´re right. We should have a set of rules that we can all agree on, that show us how to experience happier, more authentic lives. A set of rules that cuts through the crap of everyday life to expose what it is we can all agree is true, even if it isn´t always what we want to hear. This is why I assembled The Rule Book, a book about the truths of life - everything I could fit into 36 essays. The glass is half-empty and half-full. Isolation is illusion. There are no ´´backsies´´. Some days are just gonna suck. Everything - that´s right - everything is a blessing. And that´s just the beginning. I spent three years writing The Rule Book, finding a new rule each month. As each essay ran in Recovering the Self (www.recoveringself.com), I readied myself for what rule life would reveal (or just slap me over the head with) next month. There are rules for life. They´re all around us if we take the time to look. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken La Salle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000856/bk_bigh_000856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival Guide 1. Don´t call your hot boss the Antichrist to his face. 2. Don´t stare at hot boss´, um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!) 3. Don´t get on the malicious first assistant´s bad side. 4. Don´t forget to memorize the 300-page employee manual. 5. If you value your cashmere, steer clear of boss´ dog. 6. Boss´ dimples are lust-inducing. Do. Not. Give. In. 7. ´´The elevator ate your clothes´´ is not a valid excuse for showing up to important meetings half dressed. 8. Don´t break seven of the rules within the first week of employment if you, ya know, are in dire need of money to support your sick mom. 9. Whatever you do, don´t fall for the boss. See rule eight about sick mom. 10. Never forget the rules. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex McKenna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004896/bk_rand_004896_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Rules of the Game is an examination of Standard Written American English (SWAE), which is the dialect of educated people, and an analysis of the characteristics of that dialect. The book explains the special qualities of SWAE and why it frequently presents problems to students as well as to the general public. The book outlines the two key elements of SWAE: it is both rule bound and conservative. These two elements form the basis of the book´s main purpose: the examination of the elements of successful SWAE sentences. Once the elements have been presented in detail in the first half of the book, the second half shows how sentences can go wrong by violating the ´´rules´´ of SWAE. The Rules of the Game is more than just a grammar book: it presents the rationale for the strict application of grammar rules that characterizes the dialect so that readers come away with an understanding of why this dialect is so challenging. Whether you are a student faced with writing assignments or a worker having to write reports, you will find The Rules of the Game helpful and useful.
There are certain unwritten rules in high school. High on the list, close to the top, is one that says. ´´Thou shalt not have sex with your best friend´s girl.´´ A simple rule, understood by all. Danny Carrs totally ignored it. Another rule even higher on the list says: ´´Thou shalt not beat the crap out of the star quarterback two days before the play-off game.´´ I sort of ignored that one. I figured it made us even. Needless to say, the jerks at school didn´t see it my way. Scott James ruined his future when he punched his best friend Danny, Losing any chance at the college scholarship he desperately wanted. Ostracized by his fellow students. Only outsider Katie Rivers braves social suicide to interact with him. Katie Rivers prefers being on the outside of things. It´s safer out there. Because of a shameful past, she desperately needs to remain invisible. Having spent years perfecting the art of blending into the background, she throws it all away to warn Scott that he will be attacked. These two must overcomes their pasts to find how to trust each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaitlyn Radel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036837/bk_acx0_036837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Davey’s rule number 86: A good Daddy will never lie to his boy...even by omission. Travis Miller has a pretty solid life in the small California beach town he calls home. He’s working his way up in the district attorney’s office, he owns a home with an ocean view, and he has close ties with his family. Life is good. If only he could find a sweet boy to call his own, life would be...perfect. Adam Nichols’ life has never been easy. Growing up in foster care taught him to be strong, so finding himself in a violent relationship was a shock. Now that he´s finally free of it, he faces new problems. He´s jobless, homeless, and terrified of starting from scratch. With a little help from an old friend, Adam discovers a whole new world. He goes from rock bottom to renting a room from a hot assistant DA and working at Daddy’s Lap, a kink club that opens his vanilla eyes to things he’d never imagined. His new roommate is a balm to Adam’s damaged soul. The tender way Travis cares for him is almost like the daddy kink community he’s seen at the club. But Travis isn’t a daddy...right? If he were, surely he’d have said so. What happens when a lie by omission threatens to bring their budding relationship tumbling down around them? Will Travis ever be able to earn Adam´s trust again? This is the first book in a new series about not-so-perfect daddies, adorable ´´boys”, and one sassy brat with an insane list of rules. Grab your fan and tissues because this series comes with both a high heat advisory and all the squishy feels you’d want from a Susan Hawke book. Possible trigger for references to domestic violence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159319/bk_acx0_159319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s the bad boy...but I´m the one breaking all the rules. I´ve always been the quintessential good girl. I don´t just follow the rules - I write them. As an advice columnist, I´m always telling people how to not screw up their lives. So you´d think I´d know better than to bang some random guy in a bar bathroom. But nope. Apparently not. Now, I´ve got even bigger problems, though. Because it turns out that wasn´t just some random guy. It was Tyler Grant. Rich. Playboy. Devastatingly gorgeous. Oh, and the publisher of my new dating-advice book. All my instincts are telling me to run like hell. It´s what I´d advise anyone else to do. But nope. I´ve had a taste, and I´m hooked. Now, I´m calling him at ungodly hours and showing up at his house drunk and begging for sex and tacos. In other words, breaking every rule in my own damn book. Of course, you don´t have to be an advice columnist to know a bad boy and a good girl are never going to work out. Someone´s going to get their heart broken. And my guess? It isn´t going to be him. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rock Engle, Kendall Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015321/bk_tant_015321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Elizabeth hired Joshua to build her mountain home deep in the Utah mountains, she couldn´t resist the rugged construction owner´s charm. Joshua was the complete opposite of Elizabeth´s usual suitor field of CEOs and corporate attorneys, being a high school graduate used to working with his hands. This laid-back, sexy man challenged everything she believed. He threatened to ruin her three-year rule she had sold to the world that insisted everyone has a fake or pseudo-personality they displayed to their new lover that hid their inner self and sheltered their secrets. Her entire career was being shattered by a down-to-earth, modern-day mountain man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100097/bk_acx0_100097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.