Sly ´´Bullhorn” Brodsky wished winning the heart of Samantha Drake was as easy as protecting his quarterback. Bull tried to live down his rep as a womanizer. Locker room chatter had elevated him to the level of ´´player”. But Samantha Drake, stunning sister of a teammate, didn’t want to have anything to do with him. Or did she? On his best behavior, Bull pulled out all the stops to woo the reluctant beauty. Samantha is overcoming her doubts about Bull until Tiffany, a woman from his past shows up. The blonde brings more than one kind of trouble. Will it threaten only Sam’s heart or her life, too?A taste of the book:Samantha Drake was quality....She was of the ´´bring ’em home to mom” variety. He was lucky to have her attention. How many bruisers like him ended up with classy women? None he knew of. Maybe Bullhorn Brodsky, whose booming voice could be heard in the next county, and who could bring a three-hundred-pounder to his knees, had a shot at a relationship with this exceptional woman. Don’t blow it, Sly, he’d told himself a thousand times.Samantha closed the front door and leaned back against it. Her pulse was racing, her face was hot, and she was a bit breathless. She had never expected the big man to be able to kiss like that. Of course, if he was a major seducer, that would make sense. But he appeared to be real sweet. He’d helped her move all day then taken her to dinner-his only reward a couple of steamy kisses. Doesn’t fit with the image of a major player. He tasted like café au lait, and he smelled like a woodsy aftershave mixed with his own, unique scent. When her fingers had tightened around his biceps, a tingle had shot all the way through her. The man was solid steel. Except his warm skin. She had braced herself against his chest. She had wanted him to make love to her. A trip to Nirvana in the arms of the offensive lineman would have been heaven. But her rational mind had s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155029/bk_acx0_155029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A glass-eyed Jazz Age artist bounces between pre-talkies Hollywood and sinful New York City, dealing with nudes and demons while in pursuit of the perfect model - who had killed herself. This historical novel takes a rollicking ride through one-eyed Mahlon Blaine´s adventures and experiences as an early 20th-Century illustrator. Exploring his friendships with the famous and infamous in bohemian San Francisco, pre-talkies Hollywood and other-worldly New York City, this (self) portrait paints the struggles and triumphs of an artist truly committed to his unique singular vision. Mahlon Blaine, 1920s book illustrator and pen-and-ink maestro, campaigned for ´´freedom of art´´ against ´´dysenteric hypocrites´´ who proclaimed ´´beauty is obscene.´´ He mixed his commercial success with an underground vocation of creating ´´playful drawings - sly dancing thoughts that would delight all men blest with the godly gift of laughter.´´ This bohemian Rabelaisian, with 2,000 published illustrations ranging from children´s books to erotica, fought ´´for the beautiful and imaginative - conceptions beyond all limits of time and morality.´´ John Steinbeck was one of his best friends, and Blaine illustrated two of his early novels. The actor John Carradine knew Blaine during his Hollywood career, as did Tina Modotti. Infamous booksellers and art dealers like Jake Zeitlin, Jack Brussel, and Bernard Guerney promoted his work. He painted world-famous ballerina Lydia Lopovka, and God knows who else. Did he win a Caldecott Award? A Newbury? Maybe not, but there were rumors. Did he know Woody Guthrie, and was Bob Dylan an acquaintance? Perhaps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roland Trenary, Paul Chada, Morgana Wallace Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062071/bk_acx0_062071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.