My name is Reyna Miracle. Even though a part of my name is Miracle, there's nothing miraculous about me. My body portrays the tales of my life. Every feeling, every heartbreak, every emotion. Marked. Inked. Stained. A walking canvas of my messed up truth. But there's one confession I can't put in a tattoo. A confession that will kill me to tell, but my best friend died before I had the chance. Now I'm left with him. The only one who can hold me in the night and squeeze that spot on my neck that feels like my lifeline between sanity and chaos. But we don't work together. We're absolute poison for each other. We're a stifling, suffocating, sickness of darkness. But I feel safe...because I've made an art of pushing people away. Now he's pushing back.... And making me believe.... Making me wonder.... Maybe, just maybe.... I could be the one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Trullo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054031/bk_acx0_054031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warning: This story contains interracial romance, cuckolding, infidelity, and a lazy husband getting a lesson in how to treat his wife. “My husband is worthless!” This thought has been running through Rose’s mind day after day. Frank has lost his job and is content to not only let his wife pay all the bills, but also wait on him hand and foot when she’s home. Something has to change. She’s no longer even attracted to the man who used to be her high school sweetheart. A financial and sexual lifeline gets thrown at her in the shape of Jimmy, a sexy client of hers. His obvious masculinity and financial resources let Rose feel sexy and cared for. But does Jimmy’s attention mean she has to end her marriage to Frank? Can Rose force her husband to become the man she deserves while finding security and satisfaction with Jimmy? Only time will tell.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruby Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132552/bk_acx0_132552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The night Brad Warner learns that his childhood friend Marky has died, Warner is about to speak to a group of Zen students in Hamburg, Germany. It’s the last thing he feels like doing. What he wants to do instead is tell his friend everything he never said, to explain Zen and what he does for a living and why he spends his time “Sitting. Sitting. Sitting. Meditating my life away as it all passes by. Lighting candles and incense. Bowing to nothing.” So, as he continues his teaching tour through Europe, he writes to his friend all the things he wishes he had said. Simply and humorously, he reflects on why Zen provided him a lifeline in a difficult world. He explores grief, attachment, and the afterlife. He writes to Marky, “I’m not all that interested in Buddhism. I’m much more interested in what is true,” and then proceeds to poke and prod at that truth. The result for listeners is a singular and winning meditation on Zen - and a unique tribute to both a life lost and the one Warner has found. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/172703/bk_acx0_172703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I've found the only thing I can control is how well I tell the story and follow the truth.... The truth will always lead you to a good place. Truman Wiley used to report news stories around the world, but now the troubling headlines are his own. He’s out of work and out of touch with his family, but nothing keeps him awake at night more than his son's failing heart. With hospital bills mounting faster than Truman can gamble his life savings, it seems there’s no way out... until his estranged wife throws him a lifeline - the chance to write the story of a death row inmate willing to donate his heart to Truman’s son. As the execution clock ticks, Truman uncovers disturbing evidence that may point to a different killer. For his son to live, must an innocent man die? As Truman’s investigation escalates, he’s forced to face his failures and make a choice that will change his life, his family, and the destinies of two men forever. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Fabry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000996/bk_oasi_000996_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers. Riley Cavanaugh is many things: punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure - media and otherwise - is building up in Riley's life. On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it's really like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley's starting to settle in at school - even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast - the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley's real identity, threatening exposure. And Riley must make a choice: Walk away from what the blog has created - a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in - or stand up, come out, and risk everything. From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Phelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004907/bk_harp_004907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if the person you need the most is someone you've never met? Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel whose characters will come to feel like friends. Tell Me Three Things will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart. Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least that's what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she's thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help? It's been barely two years since her mother's death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son. In a leap of faith - or an act of complete desperation - Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can't help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002000/bk_lili_002000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you have received an incurable cancer diagnosis, hearing about someone who "made it" is like spotting a rescue ship when you're drowning in a stormy sea. Miracle Survivors provides that lifeline with a collection of stories of cancer survivors who were given a terminal diagnosis but shocked everyone by thriving years past their prognoses. These miracle survivors have different cancers and circumstances, but share a poor prognosis and incredible drive to overcome it. After being diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, award-winning author and blogger Tami Boehmer decided she and others like her desperately needed hope to override the dismal statistics and death sentences provided by many doctors. So she began interviewing incredible men and women from around the country who defied the odds and lived to tell about it. Miracle Survivors will help answer the question: What sets people apart who beat the odds of a terminal or incurable prognosis? Overcoming the odds wasn't something that just happened to those who share their stories. Each person took a very active role in overcoming their challenges, whether it was activating their faith or transforming their lifestyle. Rather than passively accepting their circumstances, they decided to transform them. The audiobook is essential reading for anyone with cancer, their loved ones, and everyone else who wants inspiration to conquer their life challenges. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021077/bk_adbl_021077_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get heard by being clear and concise. The only way to survive in business today is to be a lean communicator. Busy executives expect you to respect and manage their time more effectively than ever. You need to do the groundwork to make your message tight and to the point. The average professional receives 304 emails per week and checks their smartphones 36 times an hour and 38 hours a week. This inattention has spread to every part of life. The average attention span has shrunk from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight in 2012. So, throw them a lifeline and be brief. Author Joe McCormack tackles the challenges of inattention, interruptions, and impatience that every professional faces. His proven B.R.I.E.F. approach, which stands for Background, Relevance, Information, Ending, and Follow up, helps simplify and clarify complex communication. Brief will help you summarize lengthy information, tell a short story, harness the power of infographics and videos, and turn monologue presentations into controlled conversations. Details the B.R.I.E.F. approach to distilling your message into a brief presentation. Written by the founder and CEO of Sheffield Marketing Partners, which specializes in message and narrative development, who is also a recognized expert in Narrative Mapping, a technique that helps clients achieve a clearer and more concise message. Long story short: Brief will help you gain the muscle you need to eliminate wasteful words and stand out from the rest. Be better. Be brief. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019560/bk_adbl_019560_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clementina Rose is no stranger to tragedy. Widowed with a child, and abandoned to a life of misery at the hands of her dead husband's brother, she almost despairs. Her only lifeline are the secret letters she receives from her husband's civil war comrade Grover Ash.When the letters stop, Clementina is crushed. Stripped of everything other than her faith in God and love for her young son, she boards a Westbound train to find Grover and beg for his hand.But will Grover be there to meet her? Is he even still alive?Widows and wastrels, war-weary cowboys, flames of destruction, and fires of love - all signed, sealed, and delivered with a tender conclusion that will leave your heart and soul warmed with true Western romance.The Beauty for Ashes inspirational romance collection are stirring stories of despairing mail order brides pulled from the ashes by loving Western husbands.Interview with the author:What kind of stories do you enjoy writing?My favorites are clean romance short stories, especially mail order bride. I love writing historical Western romance novellas and short stories. I also write a cozy mystery or two. They are such fun! Your books often contain an element of faith as well as clean romance and love. Is that important to you as a writer?Yes, my faith is important to me, and as an author, clean Christian western romance is my heart passion. I love being able to tell a story, be it an American mail order brides series, a mail order bride and babies tale, or a historical western romance novella, and at the same time bring a positive message of hope, faith, and love to uplift readers.Are all of your stories clean reads?Yes, every story I write is clean and wholesome, and I find that language and sex-free mail order bride books are just as good as those that include such things. I don't think that offensive elements are necessary to tell a great story, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Serena Travis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184246/bk_acx0_184246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.