Kathryn Winchester, 33-years-old, has already lost three husbands to violence. The first died in the ravages of the War Between the States, the next died in a gambling hall in Hays, Kansas, and the third was killed in a pointless gunfight in Montana. Now her fourth husband, Ira, has been mysteriously gunned down and lies near death on the floor of their Idaho ranch house.Raised as a Quaker, Kathryn makes the hardest decision of her life in taking up her husband's rifle. With assassins at every turn, she sets out to save her husband and the ranch. With the help of her Shoshone friend, a banker, her homesteading neighbors who are no match for the enemy gunmen, and Vest McShannock, the gambler with a shattering secret, Kathryn leads the fight which becomes the most desperate battle of her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Drury. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000507/bk_bimo_000507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This two-book collection offers both books in the Domestic Violence Survivor series in one place:The iron fire-poker my boyfriend had used to attack me the night before had left light saber-like patterns all over my body. All purple and angry, bruises surrounded my split, bloodied skin that stung to the touch.I was on the floor as he was striking me with the poker, and I raised my legs up to protect myself, leaving me with crisscross patterns all over.My kneecaps and ankles stung and throbbed as the sheets of my bed brushed against them The fire poker had also been used to strike my top half, and the gargantuan bruises on my forearms showed that they took the brunt of it as I was trying to protect myself.The worst pain of all was reserved for my jaw and my head. I couldn't open my mouth, and the tin-like, metallic taste of blood swished around my mouth every time I moved my tongue. When I separated my mouth and tried to bite down, I realized that my jaw wasn't aligned - my teeth didn't fit together as they should. My jaw was jutting out to the right, and panic washed over me as I traced my finger down my new jawline. I could only imagine what my face looked like.I very slowly pulled myself up, trying to avoid the covers touching my legs too much. I'd experienced domestic violence many, many times before, and I always dreaded the look in the mirror the next day. Many times I'd been shocked at the monster glaring back at me....Book two, Domestic Violence Memoirs:This audiobook is a collection of real-life stories from victims of domestic abuse.As a survivor of domestic violence myself, I know that there's some comfort and strength to be gained from hearing about the events and situations that other people have gone through. To know you're not alone in how you're feeling whilst in an abusive relationship can feel like a God-send. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162047/bk_acx0_162047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karen and her college roommate, Lisa, have come to a comfort level of sharing just about everything in their dorm room. Enjoying a night of fun with their boyfriends and a bottle of vodka crosses the lines of inhibitions, race, and relationship status when a game of sex dice is introduced. Warning: This book contains sexually explicit scenes, graphic violence, and adult language and may be considered offensive to some listeners. Adults only. "Divalicious", an audiobook-exclusive bonus story from a true master of erotica, Brindle Chase!Taryn Blaze is the reigning queen of rock 'n' roll. They said she couldn't be tamed. Armored with her diva persona, she keeps the world at arm's length and under her spell. If she lets her guard down for a second, the dog-eat-dog world of rock 'n' roll will devour her and spit her out. Derek Abrahms is hired to protect Taryn's floor, but for him it's a second chance to win the girl of his dreams from high school. Except the beautiful girl next door and band geek he fell in love with is now the world-famous Taryn Blaze and the ultimate diva. How can he possibly bring back his high-school crush? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Saucedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030237/bk_acx0_030237_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko’s next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step. When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko’s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there’s something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001175/bk_aren_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Only through blood can the deepest redemption be found.... He was born to ascend. He was destined to lead. He was never meant to fail. Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion. His beloved twin brother. Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything else he once held dear.... But then his isolation is broken. Another prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her. As the connection between them grows, so does Cain's resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves.... Even if the battle takes him to the gates of hell itself. Contemporary dark romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Athena Pappas, J.F. Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030047/bk_adbl_030047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grower's Market is set in remote marijuana country peopled with characters whose backgrounds are diverse and whose futures are uncertain. Sunbeam, who entered adult life as a 1960s San Francisco hippie girl, moved north searching for peace and quiet in unspoiled nature. Eventually she ended up running the Bird of Prey Tavern and growing enough weed to support her tranquil life. The men who eventually work for her - Shadow, Shrimp, Stones, Toon, and Shakespeare - are combat veterans searching for some of the same things Sunbeam found. A Vietnam vet named Case, a widower, is Sunbeam's neighbor. Living on the top floor of the tavern is Rainbow, a runaway from Texas who tends bar and nurses her husband, a quadriplegic known as Uncle Sam. Shadow and Shrimp plan to take the money they've earned growing weed and open a restaurant. Shakespeare is hard at work on a novel about a hero named Superpenis, modeled after the cartoon character Plastic Man, and a New York publisher is interested. The heavily tattooed Toon sees himself as a living visual symbol of a world gone mad, and Stones has fallen in love with a virtual stranger at a homeless shelter. But now in the second decade of the 21st century, new people have arrived to claim space in the quiet valleys, next to the clear-flowing creeks, along the green mountainsides. They are large-scale growers, armed gangs, corrupt cops, and drug cartels, and violence and death come with them. Shadow, Shrimp, Shakespeare, Toon, and Stones must defend their turf against more heavily armed men who don't mind declaring war to claim this marijuana country as their own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacob H. Knoll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022837/bk_adbl_022837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn&#8217;t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland&#8212;where she (partly) belongs. Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what&#8217;s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard&#8217;s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll&#8217;s classic. Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Splintered series: Splintered (Book 1), Unhinged (Book 2), Ensnared (Book 3), and Untamed (The Companion Novel). Get books 1 through 3 in the Splintered boxed set, available now!Praise for Unhinged 'I really enjoyed the first book of this series, but Unhinged cranks the Wonderland experience up to 11. It's just ... WOW! The last few scenes dangle Alyssa's next adventure with shockers enough that I found my jaw needing a bit of assistance in coming off the floor. Write quickly, A.G. Howard! I need that next book!' --USA Today 'Howard excels in sensory and sensuous descriptions.' --Kirkus Reviews 'As intense, dark, and weird as the first volume, this worthy sequel creates a parallel narrative that brings the action out of Wonderland and into Alyssa&#8217;s hometown.' --The Bulletin of The Center for Children&#8217;s Books 'A dark beauty fills the novel's pages, which will mesmerize teens with a taste for magic, romance or suspense. Unhinged lays the groundwork for a third book where anything could happen--it is Wonderland, after all.' --Shelf AwarenessPraise for Splintered:STARRED REVIEW 'Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll&#8217;s Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton&#8217;s), will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel.' &#8212;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books'Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists I've come across in a while. Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale.' &#8212;USA Today 'Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising &#8212; a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll&#8217;s &#8220;Alice&#8217;s Adventures in Wonderland,&#8217;&#8217; with a deep bow toward Tim Burton&#8217;s 2010 film version.' &#8212;The Boston Globe 'It&#8217;s a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children&#8217;s fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original.' &#8212;Booklist ' Protagonist Alyssa...is an original. Howard's visual imagination is superior. The story's creepiness is intriguing as horror, and its hypnotic tone and setting, at the intersection of madness and creativity, should sweep readers down the rabbit hole.' &#8212;Publishers Weekly 'While readers will delight in such recognizable scenes as Alyssa drinking from a bottle to shrink, the richly detailed scenes that stray from the original will entice the imagination. These adventures are indeed wonderful.' &#8212;BookPage 'Attention to costume and setting render this a visually rich read...' &#8212;Kirkus Reviews 'Wonderland is filled with much that is not as wonderful as might be expected, and yet, it is in Wonderland that Alyssa accepts her true nature. The cover with its swirling tendrils and insects surrounding Alyssa will surely attract teen readers who will not disappointed with this magical, edgy tale.' &#8212;Reading Today Online 'Creepy, descriptive read with a generous dollop of romance.' &#8212;School Library Journal
Dr. John Kappler was a well-respected physician in dozens of California hospitals, yet none of his patients ever imagined that his real profession was murder... The horror began the day he secretly attempted to kill three patients--including a pregnant woman who suffered permanent brain damage at his evil hands. Then, in a driving rampage, Kappler rammed another car, stole it, and used it as a lethal weapon. Yet, incredibly, his fellow doctors bailed him out of jail, and he was soon back on the job. Desperate to satisfy his lust for killing, Kappler cruelly plunged a patient into cardiac arrest. Next, he pulled the plug on a defenseless man unconscious in a hospital bed. Still, no one stopped him. Finally, he exploded in a terrifying rage of violence and murder. Pressing the accelerator of his car to the floor, he cut down a promising young doctor and seconds later maimed a toddler's mom for life.
This e-book now includes preview chapters from Higashino's newest mystery, SALVATION OF A SAINT. Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko&#8217;s next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step. When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko&#8217;s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there&#8217;s something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet.