One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2009-- now adapted into the feature film Certain Women, starring Kristen Stewart-- award-winning writer Maile Meloy´s short stories explore complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first endeared her to readers. Don´t miss her new novel, Do Not Become Alarmed. Meloy´s first return to short stories since her critically acclaimed debut, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It is an extraordinary new work from one of the most promising writers of the last decade. Eleven unforgettable new stories demonstrate the emotional power and the clean, assured style that have earned Meloy praise from critics and devotion from readers. Propelled by a terrific instinct for storytelling, and concerned with the convolutions of modern love and the importance of place, this collection is about the battlefields-and fields of victory-that exist in seemingly harmless spaces, in kitchens and living rooms and cars. Set mostly in the American West, the stories feature small-town lawyers, ranchers, doctors, parents, and children, and explore the moral quandaries of love, family, and friendship. A ranch hand falls for a recent law school graduate who appears unexpectedly- and reluctantly-in his remote Montana town. A young father opens his door to find his dead grandmother standing on the front step. Two women weigh love and betrayal during an early snow. Throughout the book, Meloy examines the tensions between having and wanting, as her characters try to keep hold of opposing forces in their lives: innocence and experience, risk and stability, fidelity and desire. Knowing, sly, and bittersweet, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It confirms Maile Meloy´s singular literary talent. Her lean, controlled prose, full of insight and unexpected poignancy, is the perfect complement to her powerfully moving storytelling.
Brenda Melendez, a callous and calculating woman. She is a devil in a black dress without a conscious or soul. She has no remorse for the lives she’s led down the path of unrighteousness and destroyed on her ascension to the top. The many men that have crossed her path were enticed by her beauty and sexual prowess. Please do not be fooled by her smile and her charm as she is a serpent waiting to strike. She will use and abuse you without batting an eye. Kevin has fallen for Brenda and her sly ways. He loved her hard and is now paying the price for being so naive. In I´ll Never Let You Go II: Lies, Lust and More Lies, Brenda once again takes the world on a turbulent ride navigating us through her life. Will Kevin get a reality check and say goodbye to Brenda? Will Brenda´s skeletons finally come out of the closet to haunt her? Will her quest to be the head bitch in charge be the cause of her demise? Follow us on the journey to find out what will become of Brenda and those she has tangled in her web of love, lust and lies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fatimah Halim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023706/bk_acx0_023706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brenda Melendez, a callous and calculating woman. She is a devil in a black dress without a conscience or soul. She has no remorse for the lives she´s led down the path of unrighteousness and those she´s destroyed on her ascension to the top. The many men who have crossed her path were enticed by her beauty and sexual prowess. Please do not be fooled by her smile and her charm as she is a serpent waiting to strike. She will use and abuse you without batting an eye. Kevin has fallen for Brenda and her sly ways. He loved her hard and is now paying the price for being so naive. In I´ll Never Let You Go Brenda takes the world on a turbulent ride navigating us through her life. Will Kevin get a reality check and say goodbye to Brenda? Will Brenda´s skeletons finally come out of the closet to haunt her? Will her quest to be the head bitch in charge be the cause of her demise? Follow us on the journey to find out what will become of Brenda and those she has tangled in her web of love, lust, and lies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fatimah Halim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012714/bk_acx0_012714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to learn how you can build a huge personal brand in the modern digital age without spending thousands on ads or going against your values then keep reading....Do you want to grow a huge and authentic social media following? Do you want to learn the secrets to providing huge value and monetizing your audience? Do you want to learn how to stand out and become an authority in your niche?Unfortunately, many resources over-complicate the whole process leaving you confused and without a blueprint to personal branding success.Luckily for you, this is what this book is all about. Inside, you will discover the exact practical blueprint to growing, maintaining, and sustaining your personal brand on an array of social media.No matter your niche, you can become an authority figure and dominate for years to come.Here is just a slither of what you will discover inside:The 10 golden rules of personal brandingHow to gain more followers by spending less on adsThink you need millions of followers to have a successful personal brand? Think again.Stop wasting time trying to build a following using sly tactics, do this insteadWhat successful influencers know about monetizing their audience, that you don’tThe most overlooked social media platform to build your personal brandThe best ways to monetize your following without selling your soul to the devilHow Instagram stars maximize engagement on every postThe secret strategies to grow your YouTube fastEleven startling ways to grow your Facebook followingHow to find your corner of the market and dominate itAnd much, much more!Even if you currently have zero followers and have never entered into the realm of personal branding, this book outlines easy-to-follow and proven systems that will see your follower count rise faster than you could’ve ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Reaves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148727/bk_acx0_148727_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´s a voluptuous pin-up with a killer personality.Vivienne may play the role of a quiet, docile nightclub singer and waitress for her friends and family, but behind closed doors, she gives into an insatiable hunger no man can escape. She just wants to ignore her disturbing temptations. However, when Vivie´s best friend convinces her to join an impromptu double date with two handsome sailors, her plan gets blown to bits. Sexy, dark, and sly, Naval Lieutenant Dean Vitson may be the only man who can give Vivie a reason to nix her ´´bad habits´´ - but he´s running from his own dirty past. His secrets could turn her world upside down. Can Vivienne change her murderous ways to be with Dean? Will she want to after she finds out what he´s hiding? If you enjoy stories with wild emotion, tantalizing suspense, and twisted mystery, download this audiobook now. Don´t miss Vivie´s journey of mobster crime, murder, and a darkly tempting love.Craving Love & Death is a dark romantic suspense and the first stand-alone installment in the Perilously Pretty series, a compilation of wicked romance novels about badass women from all eras and walks of life.Warning: This novel contains themes that are considered dark in nature. Please, listen at your own risk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kinsey Cass, John Burgundy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123463/bk_acx0_123463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So you may ask, who is Adam Connor? He is the recently divorced, Academy Award-winning actor who just moved in next door with his kid. He also happens to be an exquisite male specimen and the most infuriating sly bastard I´ve ever come across. While I was being thoughtful by not breaking and entering, and was actually considering going over to offer him a shoulder to cry on (you know, because of his divorce), instead he had me thrown in jail after a small incident. Jail, people! He was supposed to grant me countless orgasms as a thank you, not a jail cell. After that day, I was mentally plotting ways to strangle him. So what if my body did more than just shiver when he whispered dirty little things in my ear? I can´t be held responsible for that. Even if he and his son were the best things since sliced bread, I couldn´t fall for him. No matter what promises he whispered on my skin, my curse wouldn´t let us be. I wasn´t a damsel in distress - I could save myself, thank you very much - but deep inside, I still hoped Adam Connor would be the hero of my story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lidia Dornet, Sebastian York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006534/bk_tant_006534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of stories for children has been written by notable authors from Urdu literature. Most authors in this selection are little-known for the stories they have penned for young audiences. From traditional tales to everyday narratives, this compilation offers listeners an insight into stories old and new, with fantasy, humour, and a charming taste of the Urdu language. Story Synopses ´´Chirya Chiray ki Kahaani´´: Little Chirya gets into all sorts of scrapes after lying about eating all the food at home. ´´Chun Chun ki Museebat´´: Chun Chun the chick gobbles a berry that gets stuck in his throat, and his poor mother sets off to find him a drink of water. Will she get to him on time? ´´Dilchusp Muqaabla´´: A smart tailor uses his wits to get out of trouble when he and his friends land up in a giant’s palace. ´´Jaadu ki Angoothi´´: Nilofer earns an award when she helps the king of gnomes, but the gift is only useful if she breaks her terrible habit of bragging. ´´Khargosh ki Aqlmundi´´: The rabbit must outwit the sly fox to save his skin and prevent himself from becoming a sumptuous meal for her. ´´Parinda Kaisay Pakra´´: Hippity Hop would love to have a beautiful bird sing for him, but the bird refuses to be caught. Can his friends Tippity Tip, Mickey the Mouse, Chakra the Cow, Ainda the Goat, and Thomas the Toad devise ways to catch the bird? ´´Sheikh Chilli ne Seekhi Angrezi´´: Sheikh Chilli is desperate to learn a few words of English so he may converse with the Englishmen in his country. But his newfound knowledge earns him more trouble than he expects. ´´Sheikh Chilli ne Roza Rakha´´: The first roza (fast) in the month of Ramzan unsettles Sheikh Chilli as he desperately waits for the end of the fast. ´´Sonay ka Ghora´´: The young prince sets off on a journey but is separated from his brothers. What follows is an adventure where he finds his captive brothers, tackles 1. Urdu. Asma Mundrawala. http://samples.audible.de/bk/urdu/000598/bk_urdu_000598_sample.mp3.
A pulse-pounding mystery from the author of The Gates of Evangeline featuring Charlotte ´´Charlie´´ Cates, an unforgettable heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her.... When soon-to-be mother Charlotte ´´Charlie´´ Cates begins to have recurring dreams about harm coming to her unborn daughter, she knows these are not the nightmares of an anxious mom-to-be. They are the result of her mysterious gift. But before she can decipher what these dreams might mean, Charlie learns that the mother who abandoned her when she was a toddler is the victim of a double murder in Arizona. The other victim - Jasmine, a half-sister Charlie never knew she had - has left behind a child, a little girl who speaks to Charlie in her dreams and was present on the night of the murders. Convinced that she must help her orphaned niece, Charlie travels to Tucson, Arizona, where she must confront her painful ties to her mother and delve into her sister´s shadowy past. To untangle the web of secrets that will reveal the truth of her nightmares, Charlie can no longer avoid her family´s checkered history. Who is in the racy photos that turned up in Jasmine´s apartment? Where is her niece´s father, whom Jasmine was rumored to have been seeing again on the sly? Was her mother´s charity work in Mexico really as selfless as it seemed? And, most important of all, what did her niece really witness on the night of the murders? The search for answers leads Charlie across the Mexican border, from the resort town of Rocky Point to the border town of Nogales, and elucidates the meaning of her dreams in most unexpected ways. Ultimately, to protect her niece and her unborn child, Charlie must battle not just evil but the forces of nature in one final terrifying encounter in the Tucson desert. A thrilling mystery that combines literary suspense and romance with a mystical twist. If you love Kate Atkinson and Alice Sebold, you 1. Language: English. Narrator: January LaVoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003030/bk_peng_003030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.