Deborah Santana is best known for her marriage to music icon Carlos Santana, a 30-year bond that endures to this day. But as a girl growing up in San Francisco in the 1960s, daughter of a white mother and a black father, the legendary blues guitarist Saunders King, her life was charged with its own drama long before she married. In this beautiful, haunting memoir, Deborah Santana shares for the first time her early experiences with racial intolerance, her romantic involvement with musician Sly Stone and the suffering she endured in that relationship, and her adventures in the freewheeling 1960s. Yet it is her spiritual awakening that is the core of this story. The civil rights movement was the foundation of her growth, the Woodstock era the backdrop of her love with Carlos. The couple was drawn indelibly together by a search for truth and spirituality, but while yearning to be filled with God´s light, they were pulled dangerously toward a manipulative cult. They eventually disengage themselves from the guru and reclaim control of their lives, putting their love for each other before the cult´s increasingly strenuous demands. Space Between the Stars is a moving account of self-discovery, rendered in raw, beautiful prose, by a woman whose heart has remained pure even in times of despair. As Deborah Santana talks frankly about her lifelong fight against racial injustice and her deep-seated loyalty to her family, ultimately it is the struggle to remain a spiritual and artistic force in her own right, in the shadow of one of the world´s most revered musicians, that shines through as her most indomitable pursuit. This audio also includes original music from Carlos Santana and Salvador Santana, classics from Saunders King, and an exclusive interview with Deborah and Carlos Santana. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deborah Santana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000561/bk_rand_000561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deborah Santana is best known for her marriage to music icon Carlos Santana, a 30-year bond that endures to this day. But as a girl growing up in San Francisco in the 1960s, daughter of a white mother and a black father, the legendary blues guitarist Saunders King, her life was charged with its own drama long before she married. In this beautiful, haunting memoir, Deborah Santana shares for the first time her early experiences with racial intolerance, her romantic involvement with musician Sly Stone and the suffering she endured in that relationship, and her adventures in the freewheeling 1960s. Yet it is her spiritual awakening that is the core of this story. The civil rights movement was the foundation of her growth, the Woodstock era the backdrop of her love with Carlos. The couple was drawn indelibly together by a search for truth and spirituality, but while yearning to be filled with God´s light, they were pulled dangerously toward a manipulative cult. They eventually disengage themselves from the guru and reclaim control of their lives, putting their love for each other before the cult´s increasingly strenuous demands. Space Between the Stars is a moving account of self-discovery, rendered in raw, beautiful prose, by a woman whose heart has remained pure even in times of despair. As Deborah Santana talks frankly about her lifelong fight against racial injustice and her deep-seated loyalty to her family, ultimately it is the struggle to remain a spiritual and artistic force in her own right, in the shadow of one of the world´s most revered musicians, that shines through as her most indomitable pursuit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrington Macduffie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000461/bk_bkot_000461_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anna can´t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she´s not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He´s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits? ´´Magical. Anna and the French Kiss really captures the feeling of being in love.´´ - Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series ´´Anna and the French Kiss charms [readers] with its Parisian setting and très bien boy.? ?MTV.com ´´Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book.´´ - Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author ´´Tantalizing pacing, sparkling repartee, vibrant supporting characters . . .´´ - Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay ´´Imagine a mug of rich, thick hot chocolate. Now add a swirl of sweet whipped cream. Yummy? Oui. Well, Anna and the French Kiss is richer, sweeter, and--yes--even hotter. You´re in for a very special treat.´´ --Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of Peace, Love and Baby Ducks and Let It Snow
There´s more than one way to ruin a beautiful friendship. Tech entrepreneur Sly has a portfolio of lucrative San Francisco Bay Area start-ups, but while his financial options are unlimited, his romantic options are anything but. Bored with the same old, same old, he finds himself spending more and more time with Cleo, his former piano teacher and current pizza-eating, binge-TV-watching partner. Already divorced at only 29, Cleo´s not looking for love - certainly not with a gorgeous workaholic who usually dates high-powered, MBA-toting supermodels. Although, come to think of it, Sly hasn´t dated anyone in a long time. And Cleo isn´t the only one to notice he seems lonely.... An unexpected weekend trip to Las Vegas forces Cleo to confront her past while Sly slams into his own demons and realizes he´s his own worst enemy. What happens when they cross the line? And then move it, jump over it, trample it, zigzag across it, and forget where the line was in the first place? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049439/bk_acx0_049439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Families are built on secrets, but when it´s the royal family the stakes and the secrets can be deadly.Fifteen years ago, Prince James´ father, Prince Richard, was killed in a mysterious helicopter crash along with his secret Irish lover. The young James became heir to the British throne over his twin sister, Princess Alexandra.With Queen Victoria II turning 90, James´ personal life, now that he´s 30, has come more into the public spotlight, as he´s expected to marry and produce an heir. Known for his playboy lifestyle, he´d gladly accept that reputation to hide the truth that he´s gay and in a secret long-term relationship with his best friend and press secretary, Andrew.His twin sister knows his secret and plans to use it to create a scandal that will help her take the crown for herself, but her plans rely on trust, and she will soon learn her allies are not as trustworthy as she thought. Will James win his throne while keeping the love of his life, or will the monarchy topple in the face of naked ambition and public scandal?The Line of Succession is a 38,000-word erotic, romantic drama. If you love TV´s The Crown or The Royals, then you´ll love this deliciously sly royal drama filled with sex, secrets, and lies.Buy The Line of Succession now, and dive into a royal family of secret gay lovers, ambitious lusts for power, passions for revenge, and hidden secrets that will shake the monarchy to its very core. This isn´t your real-life fairy-tale wedding; this is a royal family at war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hedge T. Haiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161336/bk_acx0_161336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four charming, witty novels-including The Nutmeg Tree-from the ´´highly gifted´´ New York Times-bestselling author of Cluny Brown (The New Yorker). A master of the twentieth-century comedy of manners, British author Margery Sharp has been praised as ´´one of the most gifted writers of comedy´´ (Chicago Daily News) and ´´a wonderful entertainer´´ (The New Yorker). Available for the first time in a single volume, this quartet of novels provides a shining example of ´´her brilliantly acerbic fiction . . . [and] one of her greatest talents, creating female characters of toughness and complexity´´ (The New York Times). Something Light: In 1950s London, professional dog photographer Louisa Datchett has decided it´s high time she snared herself a husband. Up until now, she´s been indiscriminately fond of men, who´ve taken shocking advantage of her good nature. At age thirty Louisa is ready for someone to take care of her and sets out on her romantic quest, in this New York Times bestseller. ´´Brisk, bright, sly, engaging . . . a pleasure to read.´´ -Chicago Tribune The Nutmeg Tree: Motherhood was never really free-spirited Julia Packett´s thing. Following the loss of her husband in World War I, Julia turned to her well-heeled in-laws to raise her daughter. Now twenty, Susan invites her mother to France for the summer to persuade her grandmother to allow her to marry. When Julia arrives, she quickly sees that her proper daughter is mismatched with a playboy. And when Susan´s distinguished legal guardian, Sir William Waring, shows up, romantic complications ensue. ´´Original, subtle, and consistently entertaining.´´ -Kirkus Reviews The Flowering Thorn: In 1929 London, socialite Lesley Frewen impulsively decides to adopt an orphaned boy. Moving to the tiny village of High Westover, Lesley finds herself challenged by a whole new way of life and changed by a young boy who begins to awaken her capacity to love. ´´To those who ´discovered´ Margery Sharp with The Nutmeg Tree, the reissue of this earlier novel . . . will be good news. The city-bred-country-won theme is handled with gay humor and enough of sentiment for general appeal.´´ -Kirkus Reviews The Innocents: As World War II separates a three-year-old, mentally challenged girl from her parents, a British spinster takes on the responsibility of raising her and the two grow closer. But when the war is over and the girl´s mother returns, Antoinette doesn´t want to be separated from the only person who´s ever really understood her. ´´Marvelously crafted . . . believable and heart-wrenching . . . [Sharp] is an incredibly perceptive writer.´´ -The Literary Sisters
Equilateral is an intellectual comedy set just before the turn of the century in Egypt. A British astronomer, Thayer, high on Darwin and other progressive scientists of the age, has come to believe that beings more highly evolved than us are alive on Mars (he has evidence) and that there will be a perfect moment in which we can signal to them that we are here too. He gets the support and funding for a massive project to build the Equilateral, a triangle with sides hundreds of miles long, in the desert of Egypt in time for that perfect window. But as work progresses, the Egyptian workers, less evolved than the British, are also less than cooperative, and a bout of malaria that seems to activate at the worst moments makes it all much more confusing and complex than Thayer ever imagined. We see Thayer also through the eyes of two women - a triangle of another sort - a romantic one that involves a secretary who looks after Thayer but doesn´t suffer fools, and Binta, a house servant he covets but can´t communicate with - and through them we catch sight of the depth of self-delusion and the folly of the enterprise. Equilateral is written with a subtle, sly humor, but it´s also a model of reserve and historical accuracy; it´s about many things, including Empire and colonization and exploration; it´s about ´´the other´´ and who that other might be. We would like to talk to the stars, and yet we can barely talk to each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Mann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015888/bk_adbl_015888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After witnessing an execution, a resourceful young woman attempts to disappear while being pursued by a hitman and a handsome federal agent. A helicopter pilot, Jackie Remus, reluctantly agrees to go on a date with one of her clients, but her date is unexpectedly cut short when she witnesses a man being murdered. After narrowly escaping with her life, she is placed into protective custody. When the safe house is breached, Jackie makes a daring escape from both the hired killers and the handsome FBI agent, who wants to return her to protective custody. With a little help from her sly and crafty friend, Monroe, Jackie is convinced she can disappear until the trial. While on her journey to meet with her friend, she solicits help from a few shady but lovable characters along the way. Although she manages to stay one step ahead of the hired killers, the federal agent remains in hot pursuit. Will Jackie reach Monroe before she´s captured by the FBI and returned to protective custody? Or will the hired killers silence her first? Witness Protection is a romantic thriller with some scenes of violence, mild gore, moderate foul language, and intense sexual situations. Holly Copella´s books do not contain graphic sex scenes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Lundeen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069359/bk_acx0_069359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.