A sharp new comedy about female friendship from the creator of Princess Jellyfish! ´´I spent all my time wondering ´What if?´ Then one day I woke up and I was 33.´´ Rinko has hustled her whole life, but one day she wakes up and finds herself a writer of a cheap online soap opera with only two friends (with whom she goes drinking most nights). In a booze-fueled delusion, she swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020, but it´s not going to be a straight line... and there won´t be any fairy tale endings!
Exiled from Sora with her memory removed, Princess Valencia has been imprisoned in the Canadian Rockies Mountains for ten years. With the death of her Keeper, she flees the compound, with an intergalactic bounty hunter close on her heels. Aided by Thane, from the warrior race called Mlinzi (Guardian), Valencia learns she is the Matka-Zem, a deity with the ability to heal the dying world of Sora. Sworn to protect The Matka-Zem, Thane was the princess´s guard before her exile. Injured during their escape from the compound, he woke to find him bonded to the Matka-Zem and only his death could free her. Ready to sacrifice his life for the princess, he must safely deliver Valencia to the Torpek golden city of Kota Emas, before he could confront his fate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028348/bk_acx0_028348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if the sleeping beauty never woke up? Once Upon a Dream marks the second book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. It should be simple--a dragon defeated, a slumbering princess in a castle, a prince poised to wake her. But when the prince falls asleep as his lips touch the fair maiden´s, it is clear that this fairy tale is far from over. With a desperate fairy´s last curse controlling her mind, Princess Aurora must escape from a different castle of thorns and navigate a dangerously magical landscape--created from her very own dreams. Aurora isn´t alone--a charming prince is eager to join her quest, and old friends offer their help. But as Maleficent´s agents follow her every move, Aurora struggles to discover who her true allies are and, moreover, who she truly is. Time is running out. Will the sleeping beauty be able to wake herself up?
Arokh I broke the rules and stole an auction item from her buyers. Because somehow, they’d managed to abduct a Gryfala princess. Though, she doesn’t look, or act, or sound quite like I thought one of her kind would. But I’m merely a Rakhii gladiator; this is the closest I’ve actually ever been to a princess. I’d be considered lucky, indeed, if she chose me to guard her. Instead, I want more. I need her to claim me. Because she doesn’t know it, but now I can’t let her go. Angie Woke up in a freaking auction pen. With no coffee. But there were aliens. And they didn’t bid on me out of the goodness of their hearts. FML. Then this nice alien showed up in the nick of time, but he keeps referring to me as ´´princess”, and I’m starting to worry what he’ll do when he finds out that there’s been a little case of mistaken identity. I’m not royalty - see, I’m not even whatever alien he mistook me for.... I’m just a human. Content warning: For listeners age 18 years and older. Contains explicit sexual situations, dark themes, sensitive subjects, and violence. Despite happenings inside this story not being entirely sunshine and roses, this couple gets their sweet ´´happily ever after´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Cracknell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119839/bk_acx0_119839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I´ve awakened in a stone box about the size of a large coffin.... I´m filthy, everything aches, and, by the various so-called gods, I smell awful. I´ve woken up in worse places. Hmm. What does that say about my life choices?´´ (Eric, amateur magician, part-time vampire, and accidental king) It´s not easy being king. Especially when you´ve got an allergy to sunrise and sunset, a fire goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to cope with. Add to that his daughter, the fire priestess/princess; a couple of lightly deranged professional magicians; a whole city full of wizards; and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten argument. It´s enough to make a man want to just go home. Luckily for Eric, he has the world´s fastest pet rock, a smart-mouthed sword, and a horse that not only understands him but likes him anyway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000191/bk_podm_000191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mirrors of Time tells the story of Emma, Maggie, Jaye, Zoe and Juliet. Before Emma gets married, she and her friends decide to visit Salar de Uyuni. The world´s largest natural mirrors are not just breathtakingly beautiful, they´re also magic. All five women end up traveling back in time to different destinations, journeys that change their perspectives about life, love, and the things that truly matter. Five fascinating characters. Five exciting plots. Five compelling romances. Mirror of Love - Samna Ghani Emma Miller is getting married in a month to a nice and handsome man. She is not overly excited about the wedding but believes it´s time she settled down. But before she does that, she decides to visit Salar de Uyuni with her four friends Maggie, Jaye, Zoe, and Juliet. Maggie feels Emma is running away from her feelings, because she is really not ready for marriage. Emma dismisses her concerns but the Giant Mirrors of Salar end up changing the course of her life forever. Time to Love - Angela Ford Maggie Collin´s best friend Emma wants to take a trip to Bolivia. When Emma goes missing, Maggie finds Amaru, a native with words that confuse her. The future is behind you and the past is ahead of you. She wakes in the home of Sir Heth Manning. Maggie can´t remember how she got there. He is the ultimate of tall, dark, and handsome, and she´s falling in love with an 18th century English man. Will she return to the life she knew? Or will the past become her future? Timeless Honor - Amber Daulton After Jaye Ramsey stumbled down a swirling vortex and woke up in Hawksatter, England, 1735, she found refuge in the arms of Lord Lucas Kenway. Accused of murdering his newly-wedded wife a decade earlier, the reclusive baron wanted Jaye on his own terms and refused to surrender his hardened heart. Princess Zoe - Lexie Stewart Zoe Messter is too busy to bother about roman…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dwight Kuhlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052886/bk_acx0_052886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hysterically funny and slyly insightful new collection of essays from New York Times best-selling author Annabelle Gurwitch, about her own family of scam artists and hucksters as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, and show-biz klatches who have become surrogates along the way. When Annabelle Gurwitch was a child, surrounded by a cast of epically dysfunctional relatives, she secretly prayed that it was all a terrible mistake. Maybe she was a long-lost daughter of Joni Mitchell or a reincarnation of the Russian princess Anastasia. A family of bootleggers, gamblers, and philanderers, the Gurwitches have always been a bit vague on the standard ideal of a loving and supportive family. Their definition includes people you can count on to borrow money from, hold a grudge against, or blackmail. One day, unfortunately, Gurwitch woke up to realize that she´d made similar, if not the same, mistakes as everyone else before her - just in a new zip code. Wherever she went, there they were. With her wry wit and hard-learned wisdom, Gurwitch explores the inescapable yet rewarding realities of life with her relatives and her Southern Jewish roots as well as her flirtation with surrogate families including theater folk, pet people, the secular humanist brotherhood, a tribe of vegan cosplaying plushies, the ´´Arbonne sisterhood´´, and the ladies who brunch at Tel Aviv Gardens Retirement Home in Miami, Florida. She´s learned that for better or for worse (you can guess which), it´s worth celebrating the traditions, rituals, and recipes that come with a shared mythology and legacy, even if her own inheritance amounts to a small plot of land split between five relatives on an ill-fated sliver of sand known as Massacre Island. Beautifully written, and filled with surreal yet poignant family moments and social commentary, Gurwitch delivers a provocative treatise on the importance and insanity of family. Wherever You Go, There They Are i... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annabelle Gurwitch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003058/bk_peng_003058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brimming with passion and adventure, Greg Keyes epic saga of a royal family´s fall from power through treachery and dark magic, set amid the return of ancient evils whose malevolence threatens to annihilate humanity, bids fair to become a classic of its kind. Now, in the eagerly awaited third installment, Keyes draws the threads of his tapestry ever tighter, illuminating old mysteries and introducing new ones as events build toward a shattering climax.The legendary Briar King has awakened, spreading madness and destruction. Half-remembered, poorly understood prophecies seem to point to the young princess, Anne Dare, rightful heir to the throne of Crotheny, as the world´s only hope. Yet Anne is hunted by the minions of the usurper Robert, whose return from the grave has opened a doorway through which sinister sorceries have poured into the world. Though Anne herself is the conduit of fearsome powers beyond her understanding and control, it is time for girl to become woman, princess to become queen. Anne must stop running and instead march at the head of an army to take back her kingdom...or die trying. But a mysterious assassin stalks her, so skilled in the deadly fencing style of dessrata that even Anne´s friend and protector Cazio, a master of the form, cannot stand against him, nor can her sworn defender, the young knight Neil MeqVren. As for Anne´s other companions - Aspar White, the royal holter who bears an enchanted arrow capable of felling the Briar King, and Stephen Darige, the monk who blew the horn that woke the Briar King from his slumber - they cannot help her, as their separate paths carry them ever deeper into a deadly maze of myth and magic from which return may be impossible.Meanwhile, Queen Muriele is a prisoner of the false king. With no allies but a crippled musician, who is himself a prisoner, and a serving woman who is both more and less than she seems, Muriele will find herself a pawn in Roberts schemes for conquest a... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001832/bk_adbl_001832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.