Every sorority has its secrets...And college freshman Ginger Carmichael couldn't care less. She has more important things on her mind, like maintaining her perfect GPA. No matter how much she can't stand the idea of the cliques and the matching colors, there's something about the girls of Alpha Beta Omega - their beauty, confidence, and unapologetic sexuality - that draws Ginger in. But once initiation begins, Ginger finds that her pledge is more than a bond of sisterhood, it's a lifelong pact to serve six bloodthirsty demons with a lot more than nutritional needs.Despite her fears, Ginger falls hard for the immortal queen of this nest, and as the semester draws to a close, she sees that protecting her family from the secret of her forbidden love is much harder than studying for finals.A Vampire Sorority Sisters novel 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keira Grace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157909/bk_acx0_157909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane's deliciously addictive, compulsively listenable exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what goes on in a sorority house.... Margot is dead. There's a rumor she died because she couldn't take the pressure of being a pledge. You may not ask what happened to her. It's not your business. But it wasn't a suicide, if you're wondering. Spring Fling will not be cancelled. The deposit is nonrefundable. And Margot would have wanted the sisterhood to continue in her absence, if only to protect her sisters' secrets: Shannon is the thinnest girl in the house (the other sisters hate her for it, but they know her sacrifice: She only uses the bathroom by the laundry room); Kyra has slept with 29 boys since she started college (they are all different and all the same); Amanda is a virgin (her mincing gait and sloping posture give it away); and while half the sisters are too new to have known Margot, Deirdre remembers her - she always remembers. With a keen sense of character and unflinching, observant prose, Crane exposes the undercurrents of tension in a world where perfection comes at a cost and the best things in life are painful - if not impossible - to acquire: Beauty. A mother's love. And friendship...or at least the appearance of it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008264/bk_sans_008264_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay is a woman pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Her path has been strange and dangerous, and through it all the devoted swordsman Joscelin has been at her side. Her very nature is a torturous thing for them both, but he is sworn to her and he has never violated his vow: to protect and serve. But Phèdre's plans put Joscelin's pledge to the test, for she has never forgotten her childhood friend Hyacinthe. She has spent ten long years searching for the key to free him from his eternal indenture, a bargain he struck with the gods - to take Phèdre's place as a sacrifice and save a nation. Phèdre cannot forgive - herself or the gods. She is determined to seize one last hope to redeem her friend, even if it means her death. The search will bring Phèdre and Joscelin across the world, to distant courts where madness reigns and souls are currency, and down a fabled river to a land forgotten by most of the world.And to a power so mighty that none dare speak its name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000944/bk_tant_000944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world. Fueled by the insights of women of diverse backgrounds, including Michelle Obama, Angela Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Misty Copeland Yara Shahidi, and Mary J. Blige, this book is a celebration of black women's voices and experiences that will become a collector's items for generations to come. Maxine Waters shares the personal fulfillment of service. Moguls Cathy Hughes, Suzanne Shank, and Serena Williams recount stories of steadfastness, determination, diligence, dedication and the will to win. Erykah Badu, Toshi Reagon, Mickalane Thomas, Solange Knowles-Ferguson, and Rihanna offer insights on creativity and how they use it to stay in tune with their magic. Pioneering writers Rebecca Walker, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Joan Morgan speak on modern-day black feminist thought. Lupita Nyong'o, Susan Taylor, and Bethann Hardison affirm the true essence of holistic beauty. And Iyanla Vanzant reinforces Black Girl Magic in her powerful pledge. Through these and dozens of other unforgettable testimonies, Black Girls Rock! is an ode to black girl ambition, self-love, empowerment, and healing. Pairing inspirational essays and affirmations with lush, newly commissioned and classic photography, Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic and Rocking Our Truth is not only a one-of-a-kind celebration of the diversity, fortitude, and spirituality of black women but also a foundational text that will energize and empower every listener. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beverly Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008239/bk_sans_008239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prince Gabriel of Rhyddon is the reluctant heir to the faerie kingdom of Eilithia. It's said that there is nothing more beautiful than Eilithia and the Tylwyth Teg faeries that live there. Gabriel would disagree. Since being enchanted by the seductive temptress Aneira, a powerful witch who spoke his name four years ago, he has not seen the beauty in anything. Imprisoned by indifference and oblivious to any power but Aneira's corrupting passion, Prince Gabriel's mind may no longer be his own, but he will never give her his heart. That was taken from him long ago, and only glimmers of that joyous pledge keep him sane. Somewhere across the earthly realm of Wales, Taryn of Hamilhawk dreams of a magical forest with music in its trees and a man who holds her heart in his hands. But she's afraid of magic and, looking out her lonely tower window, prays each night to forget him. She has no idea that soon she will be his wife and that she will somehow save both him and herself from a force that threatens their future. She would never imagine that her path to passionate love will be filled with faeries, a talking tree, and a shape-changing king and best it not be revealed until Taryn is free to bring her own magnificence and resilience to bear. All she knows is that he calls out to her in her dreams. Save me, Taryn. And her heart, no matter how she tries to deny it, must answer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Gillespie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083336/bk_acx0_083336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1283 A.D. - Edward I is in the midst of his campaign to tame the Welsh, but rising from the chaos is a Welsh knight known as the Serpent. Bhrodi ap Gaerwen de Shera is a warrior of tremendous range and power. Descended from the kings of Anglesey on his mother's side and the earls of Coventry on his father's, Bhrodi is in the unique position of having Welsh royalty and English nobility. Edward knows he must make an alliance with de Shera. With that in mind, Edward calls upon the mightiest warrior of the north, the legendary William de Wolfe, to pledge one of his daughters to de Shera. William is honored by the king's calling; he pledges his youngest daughter, Lady Penelope Adalira de Wolfe, to be the Serpent's bride. But the Lady Penelope is no ordinary woman; raised by knights, she has been trained by the best and, in spite of her mother's protests, she fights like a knight. Exquisitely beautiful with dark hair and hazel eyes, she is an unearthly beauty and a fine legacy for the mighty de Wolfe. But Penelope has no desire to be a bartered bride and she resists the king's directive, but her reluctance is futile. Join Bhrodi and Penelope as they journey through a world where the greed of men breeds great hatred yet great valor. When Bhrodi is injured in a skirmish, Penelope steps in for her husband to lead the Serpent's men against the hated English and realizes she must face her own father on the battlefield. Will Penelope survive The Wolfe? Or will The Serpent's strike become her very own, conquering those she loves? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Wills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030711/bk_acx0_030711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world we live in changes so fast in terms of communication, technology, lifetsyles, healthcare, beauty care, entertainment, transport, education, etc. ,but we still reel under the influence of many idiosyncrasies which limit our thought processes and our perspectives of looking at things like-caste, creed, religion , race, gender, tradition , and whatnot. In spite of all the development happening in many fields , we always hear about mass killings, communal riots based on religion, gang rapes, domestic violence , child trafficking , etc. Whether there will be a full stop to all these incidents? I think, it's time we explore our own self and make a pledge that I should be the change the world needs to start now .That I will respect women, respect all the religions, all the people in this world , and never try to colonize peoples' minds in whatever way is easier.
If you think grammar is 'old school' and doesn't matter, consider all the writing people do these days with blogs, email, Facebook and Twitter - not to mention college papers, professional writing, office memos and those endless online job applications. Everyone is writing more and more, and the writing that grabs our attention is not awkward and embarrassing but clear and solid - written by people who understand grammar. Whether grammar is your delight or your dilemma-or your nightmare, this book is your guide to safe harbor. The Professional Clamdigging approach makes the solemn and practical pledge that you'll never learn a single snippet of grammar without seeing how it solves a writing issue. Choosing between I feel 'bad' and I feel 'badly' is impossible if you don't know how action verbs and linking verbs operate. Don't know an adverb move from a bluegrass groove? Don't know if you should say 'me' or 'I'? You've come to the right place. Steven Lund has been teaching grammar and writing skills for 40 years - the past 29 at Dallas Lutheran School. He has taught just about every kind of audience there is: high school, community college, university, ESL, adult - even minimum security prison students! He and his wife, Kelly, and their grown children, live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Here is what former Clamdiggers have to say about the book: 'I've never seen another grammar curriculum so effective in instilling and sustaining strong grammar skills in students.' Christine Roberson - High School English Teacher. 'The rules were catchy and easy to remember. Before Clamdigging, I was the worst at punctuation. The way Mr. Lund set the grammar up was so fun and easy.' Evelyn Stainbrook - Design Consultant. 'In today's world of text messages and quick communications, there is no doubt that an emphasis on correct grammar is lacking. I strongly believe that Clamdigging is a tool that can assist in making proper grammar a subject that is not only easy to comprehend, but interesting for all.' Jonathan Allmon - Marketing Manager. 'The beauty of this book is that unlike other grammar books, it instantly disarms the students' fears and calms their anxieties.' Chris Capehart - Writer/Editor. '[Clamdigging] would also be great for homeschooling students because they could do most of it on their own. Anyone could teach from this book because it is so straightforward and clear.' Dee Ann Freeman - Career Counselor. 'I didn't realize just how valuable the 'Guide to Professional Clamdigging' was until I started teaching creative writing to college students and saw their grammar... These weren't dumb kids, but their grammar was abysmal. Thank goodness for 'Clamdigging' or I probably would have been in the same situation.' David Afsharirad - College Creative Writing Instructor. 'My mother, who is not a native English speaker, has been using it to improve her English and even now I sometimes peruse Clamdigging just for fun. When is the last time you read your high school English and Grammar book for fun?' Dolores Henry, University Activities Coordinator.
A reunion in Paradise, where it all began. They met in Hawaii and a friendship was forged. Their time together was short, but the events in each woman's life that took them there and the dramatic way they were thrown together caused each to find comfort and direction from this alliance. Their story was told in Eve's Rib. The bond flourished even after the vacations ended. Now, follow them through the ensuing months. The women will grow to be your friends as you become involved in their lives. And be prepared for a whirlwind travel escape to the places they call home. It is a time that brings changes for each woman, and tests them. Now they are fulfilling their pledge to reunite where it all began. Will there be a wedding to celebrate? Allison Bradley experiences life-changing events, bringing both joy and desperation. The year also brings personal growth, and reinforces her love of family and home. Spend time with Allison in her Alaska, and admire this wild place she loves, so generous with its gifts and beauty. You can experience life on the Last Frontier as Allison embraces all that the land and people offer. Her husband, Joe, and happy children, Bobby and Jill, will capture your heart as you enjoy family life with them. They'll bring a smile to your face, if you can keep up! And when Allison faces a family crisis, her gritty pioneer spirit carries her through to protect her children and to survive. This indomitable and feisty woman simply won't permit failure, even when she has no control over the outcome. Susan Alexander mends body and soul as life grows in ways she couldn't expect after the collapse of her law career in San Francisco. Overcoming the grievous problems she faced in Hawaii, culminating with the terrible accident that took a cruel toll, she finds joy now, where her heart truly lies, delighting in her love for her husband, Philip, and awaiting the birth of their child. Roam the sand dunes, examine the tide pools, breathe in the salty sea