From her secret perch at the top of the stairs, Gabriella Harrison watches the guests arrive at her parents´ lavish Manhattan town house. At seven, she knows she is an intruder in her parents´ life. Later, hiding in a closet, the click, click, click of her mother´s high heels will strike terror in her heart. Gabriella believes, as she is told, that she is to blame for her mother´s rage -- and her father´s failure to protect her. Her world is a confusing blend of terror, betrayal, and pain. Her parents´ aristocratic world is no safeguard against the abuse that knows no boundaries, respects no person, no economic lines. Gabriella knows that, try as she might, there is no safe place for her to hide.Even as a child, her only escape is through the stories she writes. Only writing can dull the pain of her lonely world. And when her parents´ marriage collapses, Gabriella is given her first reprieve, as her father disappears, and then her mother abandons her to a convent. There, Gabriella´s battered body and soul begin to mend. Amid the quiet safety and hushed rituals of the nuns, Gabriella grows into womanhood in a safe, peaceful world. Then a young priest comes into her life.Father Joe Connors never questioned his vocation until Gabriella entered the confessional and shared her soul. Confession leades to friendship. And friendship grows dangerously into love. Like Gabriella, Joe is haunted by the pain of his childhood, consumed by guilt over a family tragedy, for which he blames himself. With Gabriella, Joe takes the first steps toward healing. But their relationship leads to disaster as Joe must choose between priesthood and Gabriella, and life in the real world where he fears he does not belong, and cannot cope.Exiled and disgraced, and nearly destroyed, Gabriella struggles to survive on her own in New York. There she seeks healing and escape through her writing again, this time as an adult, she is beyond hurt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Fusco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000313/bk_bant_000313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gabriella Harrison believes, as she is told, that she is to blame for her mother´s rage - and her father´s failure to protect her. Her world is a confusing blend of terror, betrayal, and pain. Her parents´ aristocratic world is no safeguard against the abuse that knows no boundaries, and respects no person and no economic lines. Gabriella knows that, try as she might, there is no safe place for her to hide. Even as a child, her only escape is through the stories she writes. Only writing can dull the pain of her lonely world. And when her parents´ marriage collapses, Gabriella is given her first reprieve, as her father disappears, and then her mother abandons her to a convent. There, Gabriella´s battered body and soul begin to mend. Amid the quiet safety and hushed rituals of the nuns, Gabriella grows into womanhood in a safe, peaceful world. Then a young priest comes into her life. Father Joe Connors never questioned his vocation until Gabriella entered the confessional and shared her soul. Confession leads to friendship. And friendship grows dangerously into love... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Fusco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000328/bk_bant_000328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He will find his lost love...in the future. A medieval knight. A modern-day professor. Seven long centuries. A love stronger than time and death. Can anything keep them apart? Toby Woods is stunned when a chainmail-clad man suddenly appears in his locked office. The captivating intruder claims Toby is his long-lost lover, but Toby is sure this is either an elaborate joke or the guy is certifiably insane. Either way, Toby is firmly in the closet. He´ll lose his teaching position if his conservative employer discovers he´s gay. It doesn´t matter if lust slams through him the moment he sees this rugged warrior. It doesn´t matter if niggling memories whisper that the man´s claims are true. It doesn´t matter if he desires Alwyn more than he´s ever wanted anything. Or does it? Sir Alwyn has spent years apart from Tobias, the lover he saw murdered by the hateful men who despised their union. When fate intervenes to save him from another mob, Alwyn finds himself thrust into the future and reunited with the only man he´s ever loved. A man so familiar and yet so foreign. A man who denies he even knows Alwyn´s name. A man whose need Alwyn will never refuse. But can they be together? Even after 700 years, some things just haven´t changed at all. Warning: This virile knight will settle for nothing less than finding and claiming his man, even if the search spans centuries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MR Keen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071430/bk_acx0_071430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Keeley I know his type. Stuck up. Arrogant. The kind of guy who hasn´t had to work for a damn thing his entire life. Even his name, Henry Caldwell III, reeks of privilege. And me? Well, let´s just say I come with more baggage than a 747 and enough bullshit to fuel it. The problem is I want him. Crave him. It´s the kind of pure, all-consuming, panty-soaking lust that can make a girl forget why she swore off men to begin with. He thinks I need saving. But this isn´t a Cinderella story, and he´s no Prince Charming. At least not mine. I learned long ago that trusting any man with my heart isn´t just dangerous - it can be deadly. Henry Emotionally crippled, smart-mouthed, and sexy as sin, the woman is nothing I need and everything I want. Despite her hard edges, tattoos, and reckless spirit, I know she craves more. More from life, more from love, more from me. She thinks I´m just a trust fund brat and maybe she´s right. But I´ve got secrets of my own. I know what darkness is. I´ve lived it - faced the pit of hell and barely survived. The question is, am I strong enough to face it again? Because if I´m ever going to break through the steel wall she´s placed around her heart, it´ll mean facing demons we both thought were long dead and buried. Melting Steel is a full length, standalone romance with a HEA. Book contains mature themes, steamy sexual scenes, and graphic language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy O´Leary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082491/bk_acx0_082491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dismantled centuries ago, the sword of Goliath is still rumored to thirst for its enemies´ blood. Cole ´´Tox´´ Russell only wants to begin his life with Haven Cortes, but he must first complete a final mission: retrieve that sword and destroy the deadly Arrow & Flame Order. The AFO, however, is determined to claim the sword. Wielding their father´s life over Tzivia and Ram Khalon, they threaten to expose Ram´s long-held and dangerous secret while demanding Tzivia locate the sword. With the Wraith team slowly being torn apart, things only worsen when Mercy Maddox, a new operative, emerges with the stunning news that the sword is tied to both Ram´s secret and a string of unsolved serial murders. Tox, Ram, and the others are forced to set aside fear and anger to focus only on the enemy. No matter the cost, Wraith must stop or take the enemy down with them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Winton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012273/bk_reco_012273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Isabelle Forrester is the exquisite wife of a prominent Parisian banker who has long since shut her out of his heart. For lonely years, Isabelle has lived a life of isolation, pouring her passions into caring for her desperately ill son, Teddy, and into making their Paris home as happy as possible for her teenage daughter, Sophie. Isabelle allows herself one secret pleasure: a long-distance friendship by telephone with an American man, a Washington power broker who travels in the highest circles of politics and who, like Isabelle, is trapped in an empty marriage. To Bill Robinson, Isabelle is a godsend, a woman of extraordinary beauty and intellectual curiosity - a kindred spirit who touches him across the miles with her warmth and gentle empathy. Their relationship is a gift - a lifeline that sustains them both through the heartache of marriages they cannot leave and will not betray. Agreeing to meet for a few precious, innocent days in London, Isabelle and Bill find their friendship changing. Then, amid the sudden crash of steel against steel, they are thrust onto a new path, a path fraught with pain but also with possibility. Now, inside the cool, sterile wards of a London hospital, Isabelle and Bill cling to life, their bodies shattered almost beyond repair. In the days and weeks that follow, they slowly, painfully traverse a road to recovery littered with challenges of the body, spirit, and heart. Together, they must find the strength not only to embrace life again but to face what they have left behind. For Isabelle, a loveless marriage turns into a brutal power struggle. For Bill, a time of healing exposes wounds that cut deeper than steel and realities that will test him to his core. For both, a tangle of changing relationships and the tragedy of another loss conspire to separate them once again. And this time they could lose each other forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Siravo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000167/bk_rand_000167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 14 years, Steve and Meredith Whitman have sustained a marriage of passion and friendship - despite the demands of two all-consuming careers. Meredith, an investment banker, has achieved partnership in one of Wall Street´s top firms. Steve, a gifted physician, chose an urban trauma ward over the big money he could have earned elsewhere. The only thing missing in their lives is children. Steve longs for them. But Meredith keeps putting motherhood off, saying she isnt quite ready, and doesn´t have time. Not yet. Especially now that she has been offered an extraordinary opportunity, a chance to reach for the brass ring - in San Francisco, 3,000 miles away. Meredith is thrilled and surprised when Steve urges her to accept a top position in an exciting young high-tech company. Traditionally, men´s careers force families to move to new cities, compelling their wives to abandon friends, homes, and lives to follow. But Steve is more than willing to uproot himself, saying he´ll join her as soon as he can find a new job himself. Perhaps in California, he hopes, they can begin their family at last. Neither Steve nor Meredith had reckoned on the frustrations of a bi-coastal marriage, as Steve´s job keeps him in New York for months longer than planned. Weekends together, their lifeline, fall prey to their hectic schedules. Alone in San Francisco, Meredith is spending long hours at the office with her boss, charismatic entrepeneur Callan Dow. Steve is working later shifts at the hospital, grabbing an occasional dinner with a new colleague, a doctor raising a daughter on her own. Almost unnoticed, Steve and Meredith have begun living separate lives in increasingly separate worlds. And despite the best of intentions, irresistible forces begin to tear their lives and hearts apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyf Brewer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000314/bk_bant_000314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.