Early in the history of English, glamour and grammar were the same word, linked to enchantment and magical spells. Now grammar brings to mind language bullies and bored-out-of-their-skulls students. Roy Peter Clark, one of America’s most influential writing teachers, wants to change that by putting the glamour back into grammar. Whether you are composing a novel, a memo, an e-mail, or a blog post, you can immediately apply any of the lessons Clark lays out in 50 short chapters. Covering everything from the parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs, Clark teaches you how to use periods, commas, and semicolons to their fullest advantage; befriend the lively verb ´´to be´´; avoid ´´hyper-grammar”; properly place those tricky modifiers; and harness other secrets of powerful prose. Above all, he teaches you how to master grammar to perfect your use of English, to hone meaning, and to charm through your writing. In a world where we communicate more and more through emails and text messages, how you use language matters - even in 140 characters. The Glamour of Grammar prepares you to captivate with every word. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Peter Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000454/bk_gdan_000454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel, Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. Shades debuted to great acclaim and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel. Glamour in Glass continues following the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a much deeper vein of drama and intrigue. In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to Belgium for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, Jane and Vincent´s concerns turn from enjoying their honeymoon…to escaping it. Left with no outward salvation, Jane must persevere over her trying personal circumstances and use her glamour to rescue her husband from prison...and hopefully prevent her newly built marriage from getting stranded on the shoals of another country´s war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010241/bk_adbl_010241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cameraman Richard Grey´s memory has blanked out the few weeks before he was injured in a car bomb explosion. When he is visited by a girl who seems to have been his lover, his attempts to recall the forgotten period produce an odyssey through France and conflicting accounts of what happened. When Susan Kewley speaks to him of that time, he finds himself glimpsing a terrible twilight world - the world of ´´the glamour´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barnaby Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008179/bk_adbl_008179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nineteen-year-old Karis has been blind since birth, but for some reason, she can see through the wall of smoke that separates the human lands from those of the Faeries that rule in grand courts on the other side. Most of the time, the only thing she can see on the other side of the wall is the swipe of a tail or the trailing of a bony hand along the surface. But one day, a handsome faerie appears and sweeps her away into his world, a world that is being ravaged by an evil so dark and deadly, she fears she may never see her home again. Loftin is a bounty hunter and he has been searching for Karis since she went missing from the Court of Ash. He needs to return her and collect the ransom. But the longer they travel together and the more he teaches her about what she is now able to see, the more difficult he finds the thought of letting her go. A fiery passion ignites between them, but with a monster tracking their every move, they must find a way to reach the Court of Ash before it kills them both. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Billings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124317/bk_acx0_124317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A world where beauty is bought and sold - and often shattered! When two New York modeling agencies compete for the world´s hottest fashion plates, the battle can get pretty dirty. Bankrolled by a wealthy playboy, desired by more than one fabulous man, Annie Laurie aims to show her ex-husband she can beat him. But Byron Terry never plays by the rules - and he´s never been more determined to win. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005852/bk_adbl_005852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A steamy new adult romance set in the gritty world of Hollywood entertainment. Motorcycle riding alpha, bad-boy Dillon MacAvoy tries hard not to fall for small-town girl Lane Channing in Hard Glamour. A promise to keep.... Honoring her mother´s last wish, Lane Channing vows to follow her dreams. She takes the ´´big risk´´ and leaves her small Kansas town behind and heads to LA, the city of dreams. She´s got a stellar job lined up, an old Jeep, and 20 bucks to last her to her first paycheck. Her hopes shatter when she arrives to find her job´s been given to someone else. Now she´s broke and if she doesn´t do something fast will soon be living on the streets. Welcome to cutthroat - Lane is most certainly not in Kansas anymore. On the cusp of success... Dillon MacAvoy has one goal - to become a star - whatever it takes. Even if it means honing his bad-boy can´t-be-tamed-and-forever-single image. Besides the image isn´t far from the truth. Dillon cares only about his younger brother and his career. He´s on the brink of superstardom if he can just decide on the next right script. But for that, he needs a script reader he can trust. In a strange twist of fate... Lane Channing is Dillon´s last chance. If Lane lasts the summer without becoming MacAvoy´s latest conquest, she´s guaranteed a job in entertainment. No problem, as long as she can ignore the heat that pulses through her every time Dillon is in the room. After all, love and commitment with a sweet, hometown girl would only ruin the Dillon MacAvoy brand. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nina Sumter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032891/bk_acx0_032891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Losing it all...is a new beginning. Amanda Legend grew up rich and privileged. Anything was hers for the asking, thanks to her superstar father. That is until Amanda´s honesty about bad behavior from her soon-to-be-new stepmom, a former school chum, lands Amanda on the outs with her beloved father. No trust fund. No rarified world. Even if Amanda never wanted the LA lifestyle, she now must survive on her own. A comeback takes heart.... Ryan Sinclair was nearing the pinnacle of his movie career when he drove his Porsche off Malibu Canyon Road. Lucky to be alive, post rehab, he´s ready to start the long climb back to the top. But to prove to Hollywood that he won´t relapse, he´s required to get a sober companion. A job she never wanted with the man who helped destroy her life.... Amanda Legend may loathe the entertainment world, but she understands the rules. She also knows Ryan Sinclair, understands alcoholics (she grew up around a few), and now, after being banished from her posh lifestyle, she needs a paycheck to get to New York. Amanda accepts the job as sober companion to Ryan Sinclair for his first film post rehab. But Amanda must learn to ignore her attraction to Ryan, because falling for a guy like him would pull her back into a world she desperately wants to escape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: EDEN Innovative Services, Nina Sumter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054121/bk_acx0_054121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this darkly funny, surprising memoir, the original ´´Lit Girl´´ and author of the era-defining Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction. With the publication of her acclaimed short story collection Slaves of New York, Tama Janowitz was crowned the Lit Girl of New York. Celebrated in rarified literary and social circles, she was hailed, alongside Mark Lindquist, Bret Easton Ellis, and Jay McInerney, as one of the original ´´Brat Pack´´ writers - a wave of young minimalist authors whose wry, urbane sensibility captured the zeitgeist of the time, propelling them to the forefront of American culture. In Scream, her first memoir, Janowitz recalls the quirky literary world of young downtown New York in the go-go 1980s and reflects on her life today far away from the city indelible to her work. As in Slaves of New York and A Certain Age, Janowitz turns a critical eye toward life, this time her own, recounting the vagaries of fame and fortune as a writer devoted to her art. Here, too, is Tama as daughter, wife, and mother, wrestling with aging, loss, and angst both adolescent (her daughter) and middle aged (her own) as she cares for a mother plagued by dementia, battles a brother who questions her choices, and endures the criticism of a surly teenager. Filled with a very real, very personal cast of characters, Scream is an intimate, scorching memoir rife with the humor, insight, and experience of a writer with a surgeon´s eye for detail and a skill for cutting straight to the strangest parts of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tama Janowitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005408/bk_harp_005408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anthony Carrino loves his big, gregarious Italian-American family, even if his sisters are interfering, and his dad, the local sheriff, knows everything going on in town. He´s happy as a middle school guidance counselor. Despite helping kids and their parents fix their problems, Anthony can´t manage to get his own love life right. If only everyone would stop calling him the ´´nice´´ guy. Dean Pierce doesn´t do relationships. A tough-minded military man, he is dedicated to his job as a Night Stalker, flying Chinook helicopters and not speaking much to anybody. He certainly doesn´t want to deal with a mess of emotions. But when tragedy strikes, Dean finds his hands full with his troubled niece, her irresistible guidance counselor, and a meddlesome family, which includes a rather large puppy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Baca. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024666/bk_acx0_024666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.