Two of paranormal romance's best-selling authors combine their extraordinary talents and set your headphones on fire with an after-dark anthology featuring Alpha males so hot, so wild, and so bad, they may just be the best you've ever had.... Shelly Laurenston,"Miss Congeniality" It's those damn stockings that get me every time. They have this sexy little line down the back and I can't help but stare at her legs. . .constantly. And you'd think she'd be all over me like every other female in the Seattle area. I'm young, good looking, and one day I'll be Alpha Male of my family's Pack. But Professor Irene Conridge acts like I don't even exist. How is that possible? Now she's got enemies coming out of the woodwork and I have to protect her. Why? Because that's the kind of man I am. Yes, I am that amazing. Of course, it doesn't hurt that while I work to secure her safety, she'll be hanging out at my house. That's hours. . .days even that I've got Irene Conridge right where I want her. Cynthia Eden, "Wicked Ways" I'm too dangerous for her. I know it, but I can't get my sexy new neighbor out of my head. When I hear her scream one night, the absolute last thing I expect to see is Miranda Shaw - star of my hottest fantasies - being attacked by a vampire. Now the undead jerk is after her, and I'm the only thing standing between the beautiful lady and a killer who just won't stop. Well, too bad for him, because that vamp has just made the worst mistake of his afterlife - he's tangled with a shifter. And Miranda, well, she's so busy watching out for him that she won't see me closing in on her - not until it's too late - and I'm about to show her just how wild I can get.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013647/bk_adbl_013647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Idries Shah Anthology is a special collection of previously published work by Idries Shah, and was edited by Saira Shah. This title includes an Introduction by Saira Shah, as well as comments and annotations throughout the audio.Each section includes a selection from the works of Idries Shah on topics such as Sufism, Nasrudin, fables, poetry, proverbs, and teaching stories. It includes methods of the masters and themes for study and contemplation.This new compilation of excerpts from the classic texts of Idries Shah will leave you with a new perspective on his work.From the introduction:In his writing about Sufism, Idries Shah did some revolutionary things. Critically, and almost alone, he said that it was possible to divorce the essence of Sufi philosophy from what he insisted were secondary accretions of islamic culture and religion. Moreover, he said, in making this material available to the West, you could not only do this, you must do it. This is because, he believed, you can only absorb materials that are designed for your own time and place. Sufism as an essence may be "truth without form" but, in order to penetrate into the human mind, it must be delivered in a package shaped to fit the receiving culture."When something new enters a culture, there is a period where, like a new object being thrown into the chimpanzee pen at a zoo, all the chimps rush over to touch it, throw it on the floor, fight over it and so on", he once told me. "We must wait until the dust settles; only then will people be in a position to assess this material"."My father died in 1996 and the dust is settling fast. He leaves a body of work behind and, on this work alone, he believed, he should and would be judged. This anthology is intended to provide a basic sample of his work, an essential listener, to allow people to do exactly what he would have wished them to do: to think for themselves and to make up their own minds. (From th 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ault. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159815/bk_acx0_159815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when a Canadian radio host gets together with a Nigerian actress, a bisexual Jew, a break-up coach, an American thought leader, an Indian men’s rights activist, a religious minister, an African American brand strategist, a Brazilian law professor, an African single mother of 21 orphans.... It is an anthology written by 21 brave and unstoppable women. It guarantees you laughter and tears, but more than that...it guarantees your freedom.What happens when they team up with a transgender activist, a teenage author, a lesbian Buddhist, a divorced media queen, a television host, a prolific "lesbian fiction" novelist, a Muslim "singer", a money coach...and a cancer-ridden South African political activist? Sure the list goes on....What do you think really happens when 21 unstoppable women get together?They dig for their voices and show the world how bold, brave, and ballsy they are. That no matter where you grew up or what your life experiences have been thus far, you will find a connection to someone or some experience in this audiobook that will give you the freedom to soar.This is not one of those depressive, preachy anthologies or a bunch of women shouting, "Hear me roar."This is a deep, personal conversation between each woman and you, as they get naked, strip their masks, and reveal some of their most intimate secrets on finding their journeys to self.It is a baring of one’s chest - a vulnerable yet strong conversation of failure and wins, of family and career, of sex, love, prejudice, and romance with money.This is an honest audiobook - that will remind you that no matter where you come from, or the hand the universe has dealt you, you can always choose to gift yourself the freedom to be unstoppable.Lead by Frankie Picasso and Alex Okoroji, listen to 21 unstoppable women's bold, brave, and ballsy journeys to personal freedom.The full list of contributors includes Frankie 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Okoroji, Frankie Picasso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105780/bk_acx0_105780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As part of its well-received and critically acclaimed anthology series, SoulMusic Records is excited to present “Go Away Little Boy – The Columbia Anthology”, a musically rich retrospective of soul/jazz legend Marlena’s work for Columbia, cut between 1977-1980.Initially established in the pantheon of contemporary music in the mid-‘60s after signing with Cadet Records, an imprint of renowned Chess Records in Chicago, New York state-born Marlena gained initial popularity with her vocal readings of ‘Wade In The Water’ and ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’.Touring with The Count Basie Band for a number of years and developing her own club performances that combined her natural sense of wit and humour with a gift for musical storytelling, Marlena moved to Blue Note Records in 1972 recording five albums (three of which, “From The Depths Of My Soul,” “Who Is This Bitch, Anyway” and “Just A Matter Of Time”, have been reissued by SoulMusic Records).In 1977, Marlena signed with Columbia, working with renowned producer/arranger Bert DeCoteaux. Marlena’s debut LP, “Sweet Beginnings” spawned the now-famous ‘Yu-Ma/Go Away Little Boy’, with her wry, truth-tellin’ spoken rap and a new version of the Goffin & King song she had cut in 1966. The track became Marlena’s biggest hit and established her as a popular entertainer with R&B audiences worldwide.1978’s “Acting Up” included the theme from the hit movie of the day, ‘Looking For Mr. Goodbar’, while Marlena’s third album for Columbia, “Take A Bite” (reissued as an expanded edition by SoulMusic Records) created a new following among dance music lovers thanks to its ‘A’ side (tagged ‘Suite Seventeen’ and including a reworking of Diana Ross’s ‘Touch Me In The Morning’ and the original ‘Love Dancin’’).Included in this sumptuous anthology – with liner notes by SoulMusic Records’ David Nathan (featuring an extensive interview with Marlena), remastering by Nick Robbins and artwork by Roger Williams – is the global CD debut of ‘The Best Days Of My Life’, from her final Columbia session with famed producer Jack Gold.DISC ONE: LOVE DANCIN’1. THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL2. NO DEPOSIT, NO RETURN3. I THINK I’LL TELL HIM4. I’M BACK FOR MORE5. NO ONE YET6. HAVEN’T WE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE?7. SWEET BEGINNINGS8. MORE9. PICTURES AND MEMORIES10. SUITE SEVENTEEN: IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR/I’M A FOSTER CHILD (MEDLEY)11. LOVE DANCIN’ (SPECIAL DISCO VERSION)12. I THANK YOU13. TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING (REMIX)DISC TWO: LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT YOU1. YU-MA/GO AWAY LITTLE BOY2. SHAW BIZ/SUDDENLY IT’S HOW I LIKE TO FEEL/SHAW BIZ (REPRISE)3. LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT YOU (WE’RE FLYING)4. MOONRISE5. DREAMIN’6. RHYTHM OF LOVE7. I WONDER8. YOU BRING OUT THE BEST IN ME9. THEME FROM “LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR” (DON’T ASK TO STAY UNTIL TOMORROW)10. PLACES11. JOHNNY12. THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE13. WALK SOFTLY14. MAMMA TRIED15. I’LL BE YOUR FRIEND
The twelfth annual Goose River Anthology, 2014 is a fine collection of the best poetry, fiction, and essays submitted to us from all parts of the United States and Canada. There are over 80 talented authors represented in this volume. Many are seasoned writers while some are being published for the first time. Don't miss your chance to experience this rare treasure. Congratulations, Debbie. I have read the complete Goose River Anthology, 2013 and I think it the best ever. The quality and diversity of writing is excellent and your balance of editing is the best. I look forward to 2014. -Bob Erickson Round Pond, ME As I began reading the Goose River Anthology, 2013, some words I'd read by Sherry Plummer popped to mind. She'd said something like, 'You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.' I sensed that while devouring the latest anthology. I've always followed a simple formula to assess my enjoyment of a book. Basically, I noticed my unwillingness to put an outstanding book down. After nearly a decade of reading and relishing each issue of the Goose River Anthology, I felt compelled to read this 2013 issue from cover to cover. I continually hesitated to put it away. This was truly a magnificent publication. Kudos! -F. Anthony D'Alessandro Celebration, FL
Greed kills unless Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball's impossible mission to protect crime victims succeeds in this new novel from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri. Fatal Error is the exciting sequel to Fatal Demand. In Fatal Demand, Jess Kimball and FBI Special Agent Henry Morris worked furiously to stop a spree killer. But one last victim remains, held hostage in Italy. When Jess accidentally thwarts the money-for-hostage exchange at the Rome airport, she becomes the killer's number one target. Jess begins Fatal Error as the hunter, but she becomes the hunted. Can she escape Enzo Ficarra's plan to avenge his brother's murder? Or will Jess make the Fatal Error? For fans of Lee Child, Jack Reacher, John Grisham, and James Patterson's Women's Murder Club 'Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too.' - Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers 'Expertise shines on every page.' -- Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President 'Relentlessly determined to bring justice to an unjust world, Jess Kimball is like a female Jack Reacher, only nicer!' -- Martha Powers, award winning author of Conspiracy of Silence and Death Angel US and UK Author Diane Capri and Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball: New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller #1 Thriller #1 Mystery #1 Hard-boiled Mystery #1 Police Procedural #1 Vigilante Justice #1 Conspiracy Thriller #1 Women Sleuth's Mystery #1 Legal Thriller #1 Anthology and more! Readers Love Jess Kimball and Clamor for More! 'Smart, fast-paced, personal and, dare I say, thrilling. It's the kind of 'this could happen to me' thrill that really chills me to the bone if I think about it too much. I could not put this book down until I found out if everything was going to turn out okay. Does it? Well you'll have to read it and see!' 'Highly recommend-- kept me on the edge of my seat and I had a hard time putting it down-- Great characters and storyline-- can only hope Diane Capri will make a series out of Jess and Helen-- I do want more!' 'This thought-provoking novel is populated with strong women and likeable men. Ms. Capri fully develops these characters while maintaining a tension-filled pace that will keep you turning pages well into the wee hours of the morning.'
How does one cope with complete and utter loneliness, living in a world occupied by one? Lawrence Steven Devane does not react well when plunged into precisely this situation. EXCERPT: 'I yearn to meet a one-legged, one-armed, one-eyed, elderly gypsy woman who spends every waking minute singing show tunes with a voice like a howler monkey undergoing torture....' 'I couldn't help but think of 'Where Is Everybody?', the first episode ever of the iconic American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. This is a well written, thought provoking, haunting, disturbing tale... it draws real emotion. What more can you ask?' ~ Michael Reviews Evolved Publishing presents a suspenseful, thrilling glance inside the mind of a man utterly alone in a world gone mad. At a bit over 3,600 words, this quick story is the perfect distraction from your daily grind. [DRM-Free] Included with this short story is a special 4-chapter sneak preview of 'Forgive Me, Alex,' the critically-acclaimed, award-winning thriller novel by Lane Diamond. The 'Tony Hooper' Series by Lane Diamond: Book 1: 'Forgive Me, Alex' Book 2: 'The Devil's Bane' (Coming 2019) More Great Suspense Thrillers from Evolved Publishing (All Edited by Lane Diamond): 'A Point Thriller' Series by Jeff Altabef 'Galerie' and 'Enfold Me' by Steven Greenberg 'Whispers of the Dead' and 'Whispers of the Serpent' by C.L. Roberts-Huth 'The Syndicate-Born Trilogy' Series by K.M. Hodge
'I will call the voice of this poet a 'common' voice... a voice a poet could take into an entire lifetime of memorable writing.&#8221; -Philip Levine, Ploughshares This second collection from APR-Honickman winner Tomás Q. Morín explores love gone sideways in the lives of lovers, parents and children, humans and the divine. Patient Zero is filled with voices-of all the people, places, and things that surround a life sick with heartbreak. Doors are the wooden tongues of a house, grocery-store cashiers are gatekeepers to the infinite, and food is the all-powerful life force behind every living thing. From Patient Zero Love is a worried, old heart disease, as Son House once put it, the very stuff blues are made of, real blues that consist of a male and female, not monkey junk like the 'Okra blues&#8221; or 'Pay Day blues,&#8221; though I think House would agree two hearts of any persuasion are enough for a real blues, if one of them is sick, that sickly green of a frog bitten in two by the neighbor's dog, all of which makes me wonder about the source of our disease and whose teeth first tore the heart after Adam and Eve left the garden?... Tomás Q. Morín's debut poetry collection A Larger Country was the winner of the APR/Honickman Prize. He is co-editor with Mari L'Esperance of the anthology Coming Close, and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. He teaches at Texas State University and in the low residency MFA program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Being Human is the third book in the Staying Alive poetry trilogy. Staying Alive and its sequel Being Alive introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry. Being Human is a companion volume to those two books - a world poetry anthology offering poetry lovers an even broader, international selection of 'real poems for unreal times'. The range of poetry here complements that of the first two anthologies: hundreds of thoughtful and passionate poems about living in the modern world; poems that touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit; poems about being human, about love and loss, fear and longing, hurt and wonder. There are more great poems from the 20th century as well as many recent poems of rare imaginative power from the first decade of the 21st century. But this book is also rare in reflecting the concerns of readers from all walks of life. Such has been the appeal of Staying Alive and Being Alive that many people have written not only to express their appreciation of these books, but also to share poems which have been important in their own lives. Being Human draws on this highly unusual publisher's mailbag, including many talismanic personal survival poems suggested by our readers. 'I love Staying Alive and keep going back to it. Being Alive is just as vivid, strongly present and equally beautifully organised. But this new book feels even more alive - I think it has a heartbeat, or maybe that's my own thrum humming along with the music of these poets. Sitting alone in a room with these poems is to be assured that you are not alone, you are not crazy (or if you are, you're not the only one who thinks this way!) I run home to this book to argue with it, find solace in it, to locate myself in the world again.' - Meryl Streep 'Truly startling and powerful poems.' - Mia Farrow 'These poems distil the human heart as nothing else... Staying Alive celebrates the point of poetry. It's invigorating and makes me proud of being human.' - Jane Campion 'Staying Alive is a blessing of a book. The title says it all. I have long waited for just this kind of setting down of poems. Has there ever been such a passionate anthology? These are poems that hunt you down with the solace of their recognition.' - Anne Michaels 'Staying Alive is a magnificent anthology. The last time I was so excited, engaged and enthralled by a collection of poems was when I first encountered The Rattle Bag. I can't think of any other anthology that casts its net so widely, or one that has introduced me to so many vivid and memorable poems.' - Philip Pullman 'Usually if you say a book is 'inspirational' that means it's New Agey and soft at the center. This astonishingly rich anthology, by contrast, shows that what is edgy, authentic and provocative can also awaken the spirit and make its readers quick with consciousness. In these pages I discovered many new writers, and I've decided I'm now in love with our troublesome epoch if it can produce poems of such genius.' - Edmund White 'Staying Alive is a wonderful testament to Neil Astley's lifetime in poetry, and to the range and courage of his taste. It's also, of course, a testament to poetry itself: to its powers to engross and move us, to its ability to challenge and brace us, and to its exultation. Everyone who cares about poetry should own this book.' - Andrew Motion