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?
Twenty years ago, Angus James woke to find himself in a sterile room. On the other side of the locked door, doctors worked to manipulate a virus, using him as their ultimate pin cushion. He was supposed to be dead - and there were moments over the next two decades when he wished he was - but despite his torturous existence, he remained a fighter. Through pain, love, loss, and heartbreak, Angus traveled a road that took him on a journey much bigger than the room to which he was confined. As the world moved forward without him, he fought to hold on to as much of himself as he could, determined to make it out of his prison a whole man. Outside the walls of the CDC, Angus’ family worked to move on. But between the dark rumors surrounding the man in charge and a twisted new religion that threatened to turn their lives upside down, starting over has begun to seem impossible. With more and more of the freedoms being stripped away, and more devastating losses piling up around them, the group found themselves wishing they’d never set foot in New Atlanta in the first place and wondering if leaving was even an option....Travel back with Twisted Memories and experience the emotional journey Angus James was forced to take during his 20 years as a prisoner. Discover how he came to be a father, what he did to stay sane during his long confinement, and how he managed to earn his freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Firth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120149/bk_acx0_120149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An earthquake has rumbled through the twisted city of Degringolade, stopping the town Kronometer and the infamous Phenomenals in their tracks. Legend has it that if the ancient clock stops ticking a terrible event will occur, and there´s no denying that the super mundane entities of the tar pits are behaving strangely. They know something that the townspeople don´t: deep below the city, something has woken up. And it´s hungry… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Tregear. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001744/bk_howe_001744_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We met in a nightmare. The in-between world where time had no power over reason. We fell in love. We fell hard. But then we woke up. And it was over.... Ruin & Rule She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she´s lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy.... He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. And now he has stolen her, body and soul. Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance - and finally find redemption? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelsi Nesser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002144/bk_hach_002144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A year ago, criminal defense attorney Carling Dent woke up in a conference room with a bullet wound, a murdered client, and no memory of what happened. Since then, she´s grown reckless. She´s gained a reputation for representing defendants no one else will, and her own partners are beginning to question her conduct. Then a car accident triggers flashbacks, and Carling is driven by the need to find out what really happened that day. Her investigation begins to uncover a twisted web of secrets someone doesn´t want exposed. The threats against Carling escalate, and she turns to the one person she wants to trust - her former lover, prosecutor Jared Manning. The passion between them is as hot as ever, but when more memories start trickling back, Carling starts to wonder just whose side the man she loves is on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madison Vaughn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/000640/bk_harl_000640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dying at the hands of government goons was always going to happen. Waking up in a dark and twisted afterlife? Not the plan. Seraphim has the superhuman ability to control his own brain. Or at least, he used to, before his government-mandated brain surgery. The surgery killed him, but life isn´t over yet. He´s just woken up, shivering and alone, in the rain-soaked alleyway of a city he doesn´t recognize. Fiend is a childhood monster. Dreamed up by Seraphim´s friend, Wish, he was imprisoned in Wish´s subconscious until the birth of Wish City, a place for people with superhuman abilities to take refuge after death. Now Fiend is free - and in charge - and he´s on the hunt for anyone with abilities once they cross over. Eager to play with his new toy, Fiend quickly makes contact with Seraphim. Lost and injured, Seraphim lets Fiend slither into his heart. But under the aching pleasure the two find with each other is a hunger that can´t be denied, and lurking in the shadows of the neon city are truths neither man nor monster is ready to face. How to Love a Monster is a gay erotic horror romance featuring twisted and kinky M/M sex, a diabolical love interest, and an HEA ending. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Mussman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106024/bk_acx0_106024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lisa is a plastic surgery addict with severe self-esteem issues. The only hospital that will let her go under the knife is New Hope: a grimy, grey-walled facility dubbed ´´No Hope´´ by its patients. Farrell is a celebrity photographer. His last memory is a fight with his fashion-model girlfriend and now he´s woken up in No Hope, alone. Needle marks criss-cross his arms. A sinister nurse keeps tampering with his drip. And he´s woken up blind. Panicked and disorientated, Farrell persuades Lisa to help him escape, but the hospital´s dimly lit corridors only take them deeper underground - into a twisted mirror world staffed by dead-eyed nurses and doped-up orderlies. Down here, in the Modification Ward, Lisa can finally have the face she wants... but at a price that will haunt them both forever. Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg met in a pub while bunking a crime seminar and, as one does at pubs, discovered a mutual interest in horror. Sarah, a crime novelist and screenwriter, was a die-hard zombie fanatic; Louis, a literary writer, editor and recovering bookseller, had studied vampire and apocalyptic fiction. Rejecting their initial plans for a vampire-vs-zombie faceoff, they decided to write the first mainstream South African horror novel together and S.L. Grey was born. Sarah also writes the Deadlands series of zombie novels for young adults with her daughter Savannah. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ingeborg Riedmaier, Denver Isaac. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012422/bk_adbl_012422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This story was originally published in Day One, a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers. Prudence has spent most of her life hiding inside her apartment, protected by the fragile barrier that it provides against the outside world. But when she is woken early one morning by an ambulance´s siren, she happens to exchange a brief glance with a man passing by her window. To her, this is a message from the universe and a shifting of destiny, and the one-sided love affair quickly spirals into obsession. Cuthbert Wilson is not even aware of this exchange, and, preoccupied with his own lonely, predictable existence, does not recognize that this moment will link his luck with his doom. An inspired tale of twisted romance, This Great Love explores fate, coincidence, and the unfathomable routes that love can take. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007126/bk_brll_007126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.