Suffering from writer´s block and frustrated with his tentative relationship with hot but closeted LAPD Homicide Detective Jake Riordan, gay bookseller and mystery writer Adrien English travels to northern California where he finds a body in his front drive. By the time the sheriffs arrive the body has disappeared, and Adrien once again finds himself playing amateur sleuth. But when the game turns deadly, Adrien turns to Jake. Jake may be confused about some things, but keeping his lover alive is not one of them - no matter what the cost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005575/bk_acx0_005575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rivals, lovers, a dark plot, a suicide mission...the perfect recipe for marriage? Deyro is brash. Cocky. Arrogant. He´s also one of the best Dragonborn Ranger in Los Angeles. His skill with a blade is almost unparalleled - and he knows it. Alexis survived a horribly abusive childhood to become a skilled fighter. A fierce hunter. A warrior. Her skill with a blade is nearly as good as any Dragonborn Ranger - but she lacks confidence in herself. Paired together, Deyro and Alexis don´t have a friendship. They have a tense partnership - one that is often marked by clashes and angry words. Their bedroom chemistry is almost as intense and angry as their partnership on the battlefield. But when the Council of Kings discovers the illegal alliance between humans and Dragonborn, the pair is asked to do the unthinkable - travel to Chondelai and become political assassins. Their task is perilous. It´s likely a suicide mission. And if they manage to survive, they´ll be required to do something even more profoundly difficult - marry one another. This book is a standalone, no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happy ending! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Schwairy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097872/bk_acx0_097872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´The Real Thing´´ is a short story by Henry James, first syndicated by S. S. McClure in multiple American newspapers and then published in the British publication Black and White in April 1892 and the following year as the title story in the collection, The Real Thing and Other Stories published by Macmillan. Henry James, (born April 15, 1843, New York, New York, U.S.—died February 28, 1916, London, England), American novelist and, as a naturalized English citizen from 1915, a great figure in the transatlantic culture. His fundamental theme was the innocence and exuberance of the New World in clash with the corruption and wisdom of the Old, as illustrated in such works as Daisy Miller (1879), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Bostonians (1886), and The Ambassadors (1903). Henry James was named for his father, a prominent social theorist and lecturer, and was the younger brother of the pragmatist philosopher William James. The young Henry was a shy, book-addicted boy who assumed the role of quiet observer beside his active elder brother. They were taken abroad as infants, were schooled by tutors and governesses, and spent their preadolescent years in Manhattan. Returned to Geneva, Paris, and London during their teens, the James children acquired languages and an awareness of Europe vouchsafed to few Americans in their times. On the eve of the American Civil War, the James family settled at Newport, Rhode Island, and there, and later in Boston, Henry came to know New England intimately. When he was 19 years of age, he enrolled at the Harvard Law School, but he devoted his study time to reading Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Honoré de Balzac, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. His first story appeared anonymously two years later in the New York Continental Monthly and his first book reviews in the North American Review. When William Dean Howells became editor of The Atlantic Monthly, James found in him a friend and mentor who published him regularly. Between them, James and Howells inaugurated the era of American “realism.” By his mid-20s James was regarded as one of the most skillful writers of short stories in America. Critics, however, deplored his tendency to write of the life of the mind, rather than of action. The stories of these early years show the leisurely existence of the well-to-do at Newport and Saratoga. James’s apprenticeship was thorough. He wrote stories, reviews, and articles for almost a decade before he attempted a full-length novel. There had to be also the traditional “grand tour;” and James went abroad for his first adult encounter with Europe in 1869. His year’s wandering in England, France, and Italy set the stage for a lifetime of travel in those countries. James never married. By nature he was friendly and even gregarious, but, while he was an active observer and participant in society, he tended, until late middle age, to be “distant” in his relations with people and was careful to avoid “involvement.” Much as he liked France, James felt that he would be an eternal outsider there, and late in 1876 he crossed to London. There, in small rooms in Bolton Street off Piccadilly, he wrote the major fiction of his middle years. In 1878 he achieved international renown with his story of an American flirt in Rome, Daisy Miller, and further advanced his reputation with The Europeans that same year.
In a fun and educational manner with rhymes, this second in a children´s A to Z book series teaches kids about different things that begin with the letter B that are both a part of everyday life and not as well known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danielle Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040911/bk_acx0_040911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.