In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world´s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive?there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?
I’m dreaming of a Serge Christmas...Palm trees with twinkle lights... Santa’s big belly protruding over a neon Speedo.... It’s ho, ho, ho time in this hilarious and wacky Florida holiday tale, featuring bighearted psychopath Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman. Like Santa, Serge knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Few can give with the generosity and creativity of Serge, and as December 24 rolls around, he is filling up the Serge sleigh with an unforgettable bag of presents. But before that, it’s all a big free-range Christmas office party, where Serge will be spreading his special cheer. And there’s that last-minute go-for-broke spree at the mall (just beware of those attacking elves - they bite). While you’re there, skip the lame photo on Santa’s lap - Serge will give you a lap ride you’ll never forget. As for that addled elf Coleman, there’s nothing like a white Christmas. Let it snow! So grab a six-pack, spike the eggnog, and hit the dunes on the beach as Serge and Coleman roast some nuts on an open fire and prove that reindeer really do know how to fly! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002673/bk_harp_002673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simon Steinberg and Blaire Scott are among the most respected couples in Hollywood. Simon, a major movie producer, and Blaire, an award-winning television writer, have defied the Hollywood clichés, keeping their marriage together for decades. Their three children - aspiring teenage model Samantha, pre-med student Scott, and entertainment lawyer Allegra - are successful and happy but must face the challenges we fear for our own children as well. As an attorney for the stars, 29-year-old Allegra Steinberg is used to hand-holding her celebrity clients through their tangled lives and loves, negotiating major movie deals, and fielding phone calls at all hours of the day and night. But with a career that consumes so much of her time, Allegra has little time for a private life, until a chance encounter with a New York writer turns Allegra´s life upside down. And suddenly, she finds herself planning a wedding at her parents´ Bel Air home. As preparations begin for a September ceremony, the chaos of last-minute arrangements, surprise announcements, and ever-increasing anxiety brings out both the best and the worst in everyone. But as couples in each generation of the Steinberg family struggle with broken vows and new hopes, the real meaning of Allegra´s wedding emerges. For the bride, the ceremony is a bridge between her past and her future. For her parents, it is a reminder of the bond that holds them all together. And for both families, it is an opportunity for reconciliation, forgiveness, and new hope for the future, as weddings often are for us all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. R. Horne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000325/bk_bant_000325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mature audiences only. Sex scenes are written in detail, using graphic and direct language. This sexy, sensual, and emotionally charged contemporary romance series begins on the luscious island of Martha´s Vineyard.... Travel writer Daisy Blanchard discovers the worst news ever. Her boyfriend is now engaged to her best friend! To add insult to injury, she learns about the blessed affair through a Facebook status update. Daisy escapes her life in shambles by taking a last-minute assignment to Martha´s Vineyard, where she immediately catches the eyes of a sexy billionaire named Belmont Jaxson Lord. And he wants her - he wants her bad. But is Daisy ready to betray her broken heart and jump with two feet into the most sensual and erotic relationship she thought she´d never have? It´s a breezy afternoon on the docks, and Belmont Lord takes a glance to the right. There she is, a woman who ignites his heart and lust like no other woman ever has. Luckily he runs into her the next day and learns that her name is Daisy Blanchard. Belmont pursues Daisy with everything he´s got and because of it, they fall hard and fast for each other. But when unwelcome visitors spill a secret that Belmont has been keeping, their red-hot love affair comes to a grinding halt. However, it was the hand of fate that led him to find her - will the same force of nature let him keep her? Find Her, Keep Her: A Martha´s Vineyard Love Story is the first sexy, sensual, and addictive contemporary romance in the Love in the USA series by author Z. L. Arkadie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cate Strey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034051/bk_acx0_034051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s all fun and games...until someone´s heart is broken. They´re not kids anymore, but Milo Caro is certain that Colton Mathews will only see her as his best friend´s little sister for the rest of their lives. After all, he made that clear the night before she left for college. But four years later, her brother is getting married and Colt´s the best man - and guess who is the best man´s last-minute date? Milo vows to use the wedding to either claim the smoldering firefighter´s heart or douse this torch for good. When Max - her best friend from college, who may be carrying a torch of his own - crashes the party, they devise a plan to make Colt see what he´s missing. But after Colt catches on, he decides to cook up his own revenge. Now it´s personal. Colt and Milo are at war, and between Max´s questionable acting methods, an unfortunate trip to jail, and a maniacal fiancée, what could possibly go right? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006920/bk_brll_006920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Terra Nova, Book 1 Terra Nova. The promised world is humanity’s new home, safe from the threats of a dangerous galaxy, where veterans of a long war could live in peace. The promise was a lie. Chief Katherine ´´Kit” Carson, of the elite Pathfinder Corps, joins the mission as a last-minute replacement, hoping to put a spotty past behind her and build a new life on a brave new world. The expedition arrives on Terra Nova, expecting to join the first wave of colonists, instead they find abandoned cities and are soon faced with a new, terrifying enemy humanity has never encountered before. For the colony to survive, Carson must unravel the mystery of her new home and learn the fate of the first mission to settle the planet.... Bloodlines, Book 2 Terra Nova broke free of the Ultari tyrants, but the colony’s struggle to survive has just begun. Governor Ken Hale and his expedition brought technology to the Canis Major galaxy that will change the balance of power forever, and the Ultari will stop at nothing to take it for themselves. The colony needs allies, and with no other options, Hale sends Chief Kit Carson on a first contact mission that will either shield their vulnerable world or invite its swift destruction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001215/bk_podm_001215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Homecomings: Memorial Day is the new anthology series from Ferndean Press. Featuring fun and sexy short stories and flash fiction, it´s the perfect listen for passing time while traveling or lounging around over the holiday. The first installment in the series contains these four stories, guaranteed to make your heart race in anticipation: ´´The Promise of More´´ Can the two men vying for Casey´s affection at a wealthy client´s Memorial Day party make her wildest fantasy come true? ´´Fleet Week´´ Erin´s birthday always falls during Fleet Week, and this year is the fourth and last that she´s partied accordingly: collecting kisses instead of spankings, one for every year she´s been alive and each from a different man. Thomas was Erin´s first birthday kiss when the tradition began on her 21st birthday, three years ago, and he hasn´t been able to stop thinking about her since, even dreaming about her. This year he vows to end her tradition and be the only man who kisses her lips, hopefully touching her heart in the process. ´´Going Back´´ TJ has really loved only the girl that broke his heart in high school. When he returns home for Memorial Day years later as a rich and famous professional football player, he finds that the only thing that has really changed is that girl has grown into a devastatingly sexy woman. But there´s still one problem: Will that sexy woman shatter his heart all over again, or will the secret behind their high school breakup convince him to give their relationship another try? ´´Last Appointment´´ A small construction company owner gets stuck with a last-minute sales appointment, keeping him from what he´d really like to be doing: relaxing at home. But will the surprise waiting for him at this inconvenient appointment make him glad he came? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tobi Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043125/bk_acx0_043125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A joint US-Russian Special Forces raid against a hidden laboratory yields an alarming discovery. Anatoly Reznikov, the deranged bioweapons scientist stolen from US custody a few years earlier, vanished minutes before the attack - taking his deadly work with him. In the United States, Beltway power brokers grapple with True America´s surprise presidential win, finding the new administration to be anything but easy to work with. Karl Berg, demoted within the CIA due to the sudden shift in agency leadership, seeks to stay out of trouble, and retire quietly - a task he finds impossible when news of Reznikov´s near-capture unofficially reaches his desk. Oblivious to the growing threats domestic and abroad, Daniel and Jessica Petrovich finalize their plan to abandon the ´´Black Flag´´ business for good, only to have it delayed by close-hitting news. A last-minute trip to the United States drags them closer to an unfolding plot in the heart of Washington D.C. A plot connected to everyone and everything the Petroviches have touched. A diabolical conspiracy none of them saw coming - and only one group can stop! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John David Farrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086265/bk_acx0_086265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
?Infused with beauty, humor, and pain, The Alchemy of Noise is a modern American love story that asks if love can bridge the distance between two Americas.? ?Laura Nicole Diamond, author of Shelter Us and Deliver Me In a world so full of lonely people and broken hearts, Chris Hawkins, a black sound engineer from Chicago?s south side, and Sidonie Frame?white, suburban-raised, the head manager of one of the city?s most elite venues?meet by work-related happenstance and fall quickly in love, convinced that by that act alone they can inspire peace, joy, and happiness in the world around them. The world, however, has other ideas. Their meeting is serendipitous. Chris, who owns and runs his company, largely spends his time surrounded by members of his own community; Sidonie, conversely, is rarely outside the environs of work and its predominantly white staff and clientele. But when the club?s sound manager goes AWOL on the night of a big event and Chris is hired to come in as a last-minute replacement, their destinies collide. Immediately drawn to each other, they fall quickly into an unexpected and thrilling relationship, inspiring myriad reactions amongst family and friends on both sides of the racial divide. But even as their love story evolves, day-to-day tensions, police disruptions, and the microaggressions Chris constantly encounters as a black man in the gritty environs of Chicago become a cultural flashpoint, challenging Sidonie?s privileged worldview and Chris?s ability to translate the unfolding events. After a random and gut-wrenching series of police encounters shakes their resilience, it?s the shattering circumstance of a violent arrest?one in which Chris is identified as a serial vandal and potential rapist?that sends their world into free fall. He claims his innocence; she believes him. But the forces pushing against them are many and oppressive. With a looming trial, the dissipating loyalties of key allies, and unforeseen twists triggering doubt and suspicion, Sidonie and Chris are driven to question what they really know of each other and just whom to trust, leading to a powerful and emotional conclusion. Lorraine Devon Wilke?s third novel, The Alchemy of Noise, ventures beyond the humor and pathos of family drama explored so cleverly in her first two novels to dig deep into the politics of contemporary culture. At its heart a love story, it explores the complexity of race in a suspenseful drama driven by issues of privilege, prejudice, police profiling and legal entanglements, and the disparities in how those provocative themes impact the various and diverse characters involved.