The dangers of the past call Dean and Mikael back to The Grove for a final reckoning. Can they stop their love from becoming yet another victim of the battlefield? It seems too good to be true. Dean and Mikael imagine that they're finally in for a quiet and steady life together on the farm. Despite having faced problems beyond imagination, the two men are managing to build a real relationship together. As the days settle into a blissful domesticity, they're thrilled to find their newfound love still manages to surprise them with moments of sweet shyness and flirtation. And owing perhaps in part to Mikael's animalistic nature, they're heating up the bedroom just as much as before. But what else would you expect when a hunky carpenter and a stubborn farmer find passion and romance in each other's arms? Summoned back to The Grove, Mikael's ancestral and endlessly complicated home, the tangles of his family's roots rise up to challenge the couple once again. With war on the horizon, Mikael and Dean must learn to trust each other and the relationship they've built. But when old wounds rise up and demand payment, it threatens to overtake them all. From Mikael's previously unheard point of view, The Carpenter's Fight delivers tender romance, primal adventure and steamy M/M scenes. It asks whether we are ever truly free of our pasts, and regardless of how that question is answered, will it strangle the promises of love ever after? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nic Lazar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103579/bk_acx0_103579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now a top-20 Amazon best seller Rosie They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They're right. No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking. He is my forbidden, shiny apple. The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth. He is also my sister's ex-boyfriend. One thing you should know before you judge me: I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first. Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance. Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn't too late. Dean They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They're right.She sets my mind on fire. All smart mouth, snarky attitude, and a huge heart. In a world where everything is dull, she shines like Sirius. Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart. This time, I dare it to try. Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that's why they call me Ruckus. Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight. And conquering her will be the sweetest victory. Ruckus is a complete stand-alone and a part of the Sinners of Saint series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel, Savannah Peachwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030308/bk_adbl_030308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the Wall Street Journal best-selling co-author of the Tier One series comes a pause-resisting sci-fi thriller about the ultimate battlefield: the human mind. Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation.Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. After emptying the couple’s bank account, he disappears into the night.When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.Dean and Josie must now join forces in a desperate race against time, searching for answers in an ever-twisting mystery. What they uncover is a chilling conspiracy that already has the fate of the world in its grip. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010485/bk_brll_010485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George Washington’s military strategy has been called bumbling at worst and brilliant at best. So which is it? Was George Washington a strategic genius or just lucky? So asks Dave R. Palmer in George Washington’s Military Genius. An updated edition of Palmer’s earlier work, The Way of the Fox, George Washington’s Military Genius breaks down the American Revolution into four phases and analyzes Washington’s strategy during each. “The British did not have to lose; the patriots did not have to triumph,” writes Palmer as he proves, beyond a doubt, that Washington’s continuously changing military tactics were deliberate, strategic responses to the various phases of the war and not the result of his lacking a plan of action. Confronting the critics who say Washington’s battlefield success and ultimate victories were a function of luck, George Washington’s Military Genius proves once and for all that Washington deserves the title of America’s preeminent strategist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004980/bk_blak_004980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death’s door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union’s top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy - with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield - had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president. Twelve months later, the Civil War had become a cataclysm but the tide had turned. The Union generals who would win the war had at last emerged, and the Confederate army had suffered the key losses that would lead to its doom. The blueprint for modern America - an expanding colossus of industrial and financial might - had been indelibly inked. And the man who brought the nation through its darkest hour, Abraham Lincoln, had signed the Emancipation Proclamation and emerged as a singular leader. In Rise to Greatness, acclaimed author David Von Drehle has created both a deeply human portrait of America’s greatest president and a rich, dramatic narrative about our most fateful year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004408/bk_brll_004408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SOON TO BE AN HBO® DOCUMENTARY FROM AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR JOHN MAGGIO • “An important - and deeply sobering - new book about cyberwarfare” (Nicholas Kristof, New York Times)The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes, cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Two presidents - Bush and Obama - drew first blood with Operation Olympic Games, which used malicious code to blow up Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal and, during President Trump’s first year, turned back on the United States and its allies. And if Obama would begin his presidency by helping to launch the new era of cyberwar, he would end it struggling unsuccessfully to defend against Russia’s broad attack on the 2016 US election.Moving from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese government hackers to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution, where everyone is a target.“Timely and bracing...With the deep knowledge and bright clarity that have long characterized his work, Sanger recounts the cunning and dangerous development of cyberspace into the global battlefield of the 21st century.” (Washington Post) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006050/bk_rand_006050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Institute has successfully reanimated the body of Bayou Savage from his 200 year quantum suspension. The scientists, beleaguered by a wimpy, arrogant bureaucrat, have no idea of the unholy hell that is following Bayou into the year 2206. The opening of the portal paved an eight-lane highway for the banshees, ghosts and ghouls that spent the last 200 years in an Alcatraz dimension. The prison doors have opened and the miscreant souls are thirsty for blood and revenge. What's left of the world, from the Religious Wars of 2012, is about to be ravished by the Magi and his hoards from Hades. The only good news is that Leslie Quinn, a formidable psychic, unrestricted by conventional dimensions, has brought Razor Savage, Quirk and Mist to the battlefield. Bayou's famous ghostfighting father, the first director of The Institute and Bayou's daughter will be able to lend a hand in the ghost wars that are coming hard and fast on the heels of what appeared to be a harmless experiment in resuscitation. Follow us now into an unknown world of bloodthirsty phantoms, a mystical guitar talisman and the ghost warriors come to save the planet. Will they succeed?About the authors: Dean Russell and Chase Walker are authors and musicians attracted to a lifestyle which includes good music, good stories, good food, and better wines. They support their creative efforts with quality consulting and entrepreneurial adventures. Inauspicious circumstances introduced these kindred spirits a few years ago and a brotherhood began, leading to their collaboration in the Bayou Savage, Guitar Ghostfighter series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chase Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002421/bk_acx0_002421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I fought one war on the battlefield. Now I fight another in my mind. Jay is always on the run - always looking for the next place to start a new life. But no matter how much he moves, he can't escape the painful memories that haunt him. As he settles into his latest job in the warehouse at a glass bottle factory, he finds himself the target of his co-workers' teasing. When he takes a stand against one of the bullies, a fight breaks out. His boss, a war vet named Reese, steps in, and Jay accidentally shoves him to the ground, revealing Reese's prosthetic leg. Jay's sure he's gonna lose his job, but he's blown away when he's given another shot. Reese is annoyed by the new guy. Jay is reckless and temper-prone. Maybe Reese shouldn't have given him a second chance, but his attitude reminds him of his war buddy - a guy who he cared deeply for and who he lost under tragic circumstances. He just hopes Jay doesn't let him down. When an accident in the factory triggers one of Reese's PTSD episodes, Jay returns the favor by being there for him and keeping anyone else from discovering the incident. Reese wants to move on and forget it ever happened, but Jay won't let it go. And as much as Reese tries to keep his distance, there's a heat - a passion - between them that he can't resist. It leads them to the bedroom again and again, but Reese quickly realizes they've ignited more than the sparks they create between the sheets. And despite the tough-guy façade Jay puts on, underneath there's a soul just as tortured and hurt as he is. He's starting to fall for Jay, but he knows there's a dark storm lurking in the back of his own mind - a storm that will return one day and destroy the beautiful connection they share. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083737/bk_acx0_083737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Mongol queens of the 13th century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story. The queens of the Silk Route turned their father’s conquests into the world’s first truly international empire, fostering trade, education, and religion throughout their territories and creating an economic system that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean. Outlandish stories of these powerful queens trickled out of the Empire, shocking the citizens of Europe and and the Islamic world. After Genghis Khan’s death in 1227, conflicts erupted between his daughters and his daughters-in-law; what began as a war between powerful women soon became a war against women in power as brother turned against sister, son against mother. At the end of this epic struggle, the dynasty of the Mongol queens had seemingly been extinguished forever, as even their names were erased from the historical record. One of the most unusual and important warrior queens of history arose to avenge the wrongs, rescue the tattered shreds of the Mongol Empire, and restore order to a shattered world. Putting on her quiver and picking up her bow, Queen Mandhuhai led her soldiers through victory after victory. In her 30s she married a 17-year-old prince, and she bore eight children in the midst of a career spent fighting the Ming Dynasty of China on one side and a series of Muslim warlords on the other. Her unprecedented success on the battlefield provoked the Chinese into the most frantic and expensive phase of wall building in history. Charging into battle even while pregnant, she fought to reassemble the Mongol Nation of Genghis Khan and to preserve it for her own children to rule in peace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002209/bk_rand_002209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.