Sharon Osbourne has lived in her own words ´´fifty lives in fifty years´´. As the daughter of notorious rock manager Don Arden, Sharon´s childhood was a chaotic mix of glamour and violence, villains and diamonds. In rock star Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon found her soul mate, yet Ozzy´s drug- and alcohol-fuelled excesses which culminated in his attempt to strangle her made their marriage a white-knuckle ride from the start; only her devotion to their three children gave her the will to survive. From the highs of The Osbournes and The X Factor to the lows of Ozzy´s near-fatal quad-bike accident and her own colon cancer, Sharon´s tenacity, honesty, and humour have triumphed again and again. In her long-awaited autobiography, Sharon Osbourne reveals the truth behind the headlines in her characteristically frank, intimate and articulate way. Inspiring, heart-rending and full of love, Extreme is the astonishing story of a truly remarkable woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sharon Osbourne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000058/bk_twuk_000058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever had everything you love snatched from your hands in the blink of an eye? Do you know what it´s like to watch helplessly as those you cherish burn to a crisp? Have you ever heard a mournful cry for street justice and then realized that the only person left to heed the call was you? Pearl Baines is a straight Harlem stunna. She and her twin sister, Diamond, are chased by some of the most notorious ballers in New York City. But while their father, ex-gangsta Irish Baines, devotes his life to rehabilitating young thugs, his sexy twin daughters fall hard for the glamour and glitter of strip clubs and street life. Unlike Diamond, though, Pearl is able to shake off the trappings of the hood in search of a better future. After graduating at the top of her class, Pearl becomes an FBI agent and plans to get as far away from the grime of Harlem as possible. But fate is cruel, and the streets always get their due. On what should have been the happiest night of her life, Pearl´s family perishes in a ball of merciless flames - flames intentionally set on the orders of Mookie Murdock, her father´s archenemy and the most ruthless gangsta in Harlem. Crazed with grief, Pearl becomes unzipped. Hell-bent on retribution, she prepares for battle in New York´s urban jungle. With the help of Menace, an ex-lover who once trampled all over her heart but was deeply loyal to Irish Baines, Pearl puts her FBI training and tactical skills to work in a murderous mission designed to do what her father wasn´t able to: take down Mookie Murdock, and his entire crew, one at a time. Noire is an author from the streets of New York, a #1 Essence bestselling author, and the editor-in-chief of NoireMagazine.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005459/bk_blak_005459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bad boy Troy Jacobs is all about taking risks. As a stunt double for Hollywood´s A-listers, there´s no fall he won´t attempt. With one exception - women. Troy fell hard once, and it nearly broke him. Since then, he´s vowed never to trust like that again and he´s got everything under control. Until the woman who shattered his heart years before shows up on his movie-set. Country music star Giselle ´´Ellie´´ Diamond learned long ago that sometimes love isn´t enough. When love got in the way of her goals, she made the tough choice to let go of happily ever after and chased the glitz and glamour of the stage. It may not be all she expected, but now it´s all she has. And with a worldwide tour on the line, Ellie needs one last gig to rocket her toward stardom: a high-profile roll in a blockbuster film. Passion sparks, and old feelings return. But while Troy and Ellie grow closer their problems from the past simmer in the background. And this time around, there´s more tearing them apart than just one star-studded career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Piper Goodeve. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054777/bk_acx0_054777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bernard Braden stars in an original 1940 full-cast production of the very first Paul Temple adventure. Between 1938 and 1968, the exploits of amateur detective Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, enthralled generations of BBC radio listeners. Theirs was an exciting world of violence and glamour - car bombs and cocktail parties. In Paul and Steve’s very first adventure, starring Bernard Braden as Paul, with Peggy Hassard as Steve, a spate of jewel robberies in the Midlands has left the police baffled. They are the work of a shadowy criminal mastermind known only as The Knave of Diamonds. But who is the Knave? And can he be stopped? All but one episode of the original 1938 BBC production of Send for Paul Temple are lost from the archives. However, this complete recording of a 1940 production - made for Canadian radio and based on the original BBC radio scripts - was recently rediscovered in the national Library and Archives of Canada. Digitally restored, all six episodes are now available for the very first time. Two bonus features are also included: the sole surviving sixth episode of the original 1938 production, starring the original Paul Temple, Hugh Morton, and an unbroadcast interview with the longest-running Paul Temple actor, Peter Coke. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Bernard Braden, Peggy Hassard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002018/bk_rhuk_002018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Las Vegas, home of the Sin City Collectors. The job description is easy: Bring the offending supernatural in to the Boss and don´t ask any questions. Queen of Hearts, Vol. 1 Feline shifter Claudette Marchon traded life as a showgirl to become a Sin City Collector, giving up the glamour to earn some serious cash in order to buy her own business. Mission accomplished, she now runs a pawn shop specializing in gems and jewelry. Life is good until a Collection job requiring her specific skill set lures her back in. The Queen of Hearts, a museum-worthy ruby and diamond necklace has been stolen from the Boss´s private collection and she´s his last hope to do what two other Collectors have already failed to do. Bring in the necklace. And the thief. But gargoyle Jason Tennant isn´t quite the dangerous criminal Claudette expects. In fact, he´s not a thief at all. He´s former Special Ops and being set up by the real mastermind, forcing her to decide between the man she´s falling for and the man she works for. Proving Jason innocent may risk the Boss´s wrath, but Claudette´s heart says it´s a gamble worth taking. Dead Man´s Hand, Vol. 2 Demi-goddess and muse Seraphina Kostos has been tasked with bringing her employer´s wayward teenage daughter home. Not the hardest job Seraphina´s ever had - until her boss calls in a favor in the form of extra help. The man who arrives is unlike any she´s ever encountered. Sin City Collector Ares rarely goes on typical Collections. Mostly because his skill set involves taking lives, not saving them. As the son of a vampire and a grim reaper, his touch holds the ability to reap souls. Sure, it makes for a lonely existence, but he´s learned to deal with that. Or has he? Beautiful Seraphina has him questioning everything he´s ever known. Living the rest of his life alone suddenly seems impossible. But what kind of future is there with a woman he can´t touch 1. Language: English. Narrator: B.J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061198/bk_acx0_061198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A vintage version of ´Gossip Girl´ meets bigger hair. (The Skimm)´´DiSclafani’s story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail.´´ (People)One of the three beach reads you won’t be able to put down - O Magazine.From the best-selling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of lifelong female friendship - in all its intimate agony and joy - set within a world of wealth, beauty, and expectation. Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man wants her; every woman wants to be her. Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But when Joan´s radical behavior escalates the summer they are 25, Cece considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, ultimately forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is. A thrilling glimpse into the sphere of the rich and beautiful at a memorable moment in history, The After Party unfurls a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming, and complicated as any romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dorothy Dillingham Blue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002802/bk_peng_002802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best-selling author of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring ´20s brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively listenable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm. As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: She´s fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her. While times are changing and she does adore the Boy, divorce for a woman of Theresa´s wealth and social standing is out of the question, and there is no need; she has an understanding with Sylvo, her generous and well-respected philanderer husband. But their relationship subtly shifts when her bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the sweet younger daughter of a newly wealthy inventor. Engaging a longstanding family tradition, Theresa enlists the Boy to act as her brother´s cavalier, presenting the family´s diamond rose ring to Ox´s intended, Miss Sophie Fortescue - and to check in to the background of the little-known Fortescue family. When Octavian meets Sophie, he falls under the spell of the pretty ingénue, even as he uncovers a shocking family secret. As the love triangle of Theresa, Octavian, and Sophie progresses, it transforms into a saga of divided loyalties, dangerous revelations, and surprising twists that will lead to a shocking transgression...and eventually force Theresa to make a bittersweet choice. Full of the glamour, wit, and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams´ fiction, and alternating between Sophie´s spirited voice and Theresa´s vibrant timbre, A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mia Barron, Barbara Goodson, Adrienne Rusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005305/bk_harp_005305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as ´´Sisi´´, is the Princess Diana of 19th-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse. Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National - until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that threatens the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and all of their futures. The Fortune Hunter, the brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001828/bk_aren_001828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lisa loves the glamour of being a professional wrestler´s girlfriend, but huge muscles on her boyfriend don´t make him huge everywhere! Fortunately for her, the locker room at the arena is always filled with big, big men.This is an explicit erotic short story that includes graphic descriptions of sex with multiple men and one female. It is intended for adults who do not find explicit sexual content including oral and anal sex offensive.Here´s a little taste:Everyone cheered at my minor performance, and insisted on hugging me. The guy to my left was still sitting in his towel, legs spread. I couldn’t help but see his huge dick dangling down in between his legs, and I looked away hurriedly. Unfortunately, the next sight I saw was the open showers, and Sterling Steve masturbating whilst looking right at me! I could barely believe my own eyes. The men had no shame whatsoever, and happily paraded their muscled bodies in front of my disbelieving face.The others gathered around me; Kahn, Diamond Hulk, the aptly named Master Cannon in his strategically placed towel, and the Ambassador. I blushed as they gazed down on me, all half naked. Steve was still jerking away in the showers, smiling at me.´´You know,” said Kahn, eyeing the clock and then me, ´´Marc ain’t gonna be back for at least 15 minutes. What shall we do?” My mouth fell open as the Cannon dropped his towel... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Saucedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017416/bk_acx0_017416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.