All of C.J. Cherryh´s award-winning short fiction, collected in one volume for the first time... ´´It´s rare that I´m not working on a novel. Short stories often happen between novels. Consequently my output is fairly small. But I love the tale-telling concept, the notion that I can spin a yarn, rather than construct something architectural and precise.´´ So writes triple Hugo Award-winning author C.J. Cherryh in the introduction to this book, the first comprehensive collection of her independent short fiction. For though Cherryh is primarily known for her novels, it´s clear both from the more than two dozen brilliant and varied stories collected here, as well as her commentaries about them, that she loves the short forms and truly enjoys her forays into them. We welcome you to join the realms of C. J. Cherryh´s imagination, where you´ll visit: ´´Cassandra´´-the Hugo Award-winning tale of a woman cursed with a unique, prophetic madness. ´´Threads of Time´´-an unforgettable reminder that when you play tricks in time, Time itself may play the greatest trick on you. Sunfall-in which six mighty Earth cities laden with the grandeur of history confront their fates in the far future light of our own dying sun. And many other magical, alien, and future worlds, in a volume that incorporates all C. J. Cherryh´s previous, long-unavailable collections, individual short stories that have never been compiled before, and a never-before-published novella written specifically for this book. Board this spaceship where your tour guide is one of the most gifted and brilliant science fiction and fantasy writers, and embark on a journey fueled by the imagination of the incomparable C. J. Cherryh.
Bad things come in small packages....EPIC award finalist Howard Odentz has penned 26 disturbingly fascinating horror stories about the youngest predators among us. From Andy and Boris to Yuri and Zina, this eclectic anthology is filled, A to Z, with psychopaths, monsters, and murderers! So turn on the lights, and huddle under your blankets because murder isn´t just for grown-ups anymore. Come meet our gallery of little killers.After all, they´re dying to meet you!Author and playwright Howard Odentz is a lifelong resident of the gray area between Western Massachusetts and North Central Connecticut. His love of the region is evident in his writing as he often incorporates the foothills of the Berkshires and the small towns of the Bay and Nutmeg states into his work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Kamlet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138725/bk_acx0_138725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dying is what changed Mary O´Reilly´s life. Well, actually, coming back from the dead and having the ability to communicate with ghosts is really what did it. Now, a private investigator in rural Freeport, Illinois, Mary´s trying to learn how to incorporate her experience as a Chicago cop and new-found talent into a real job. Her challenge is to solve the mysteries, get real evidence (a ghost´s word just doesn´t hold up in court), and be sure the folks in town, especially the handsome new police chief, don´t think she´s nuts. Twenty-four years ago, a young woman drowned in the swimming pool of a newly elected state senator. It was ruled an accident. But now, as the senator prepares to move on to higher positions, the ghost of the woman is appearing to the Senator´s wife. Mary is hired to discover the truth behind the death. She unearths a connection between the murder and the disappearance of five little girls whose cases, 24 years later, are still all unsolved. As she digs further, she becomes the next target for the serial killers´ quest to tie up all his loose ends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005371/bk_acx0_005371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More weird and wonderful sexual positions than at a porn convention being ringmastered by Caligula and the staff of your local erotic shop.It’s not just about getting into a mountain of flesh and playing ´´hide the salami´´ in odd and bizarre ways. It’s not just about giving your love life and sexual adventures a shot of Prozac straight in the arm. It’s not just about freebasing Kama Sutra positions like you´re an addict who just discovered his genitals. It’s about having fun, breaking the missionary rule, and not dying in the process.It’s taking tips from masters and mistress on where to safely put your hands before going gorilla mad on a wanton chest. It’s about seating down with the experts and learning that certain anatomical parts aren’t suppose to bend like that. It’s about flicking your limber friends in the eye and doing it your way. It’s about understanding that BrandsMart hides concealed vibrators in their racks of home appliances.Sex is fun. Sex is da bomb. And there is no such thing as bad sex.... Boring, dull, mundane sex is something all together different; that boogeyman exists.What you will learn from this audiobook:How to state your one sex-position rule. How to get comfortable with anatomical geometry that would make Spider-Man whistle with awe.More than 100 fantastic ways to get him or her off.... Hell, even a couple of ways to get them off. Ways to be the life and spirit in any orgy. Hell, even ways to incorporate appliances, Harry Potter wands bought at Universal that are now just collecting dust, and that Garth Brooks collection of singles you have from your olden days.Where the cameras are located in all-inclusive resorts.What Godzilla-size pitfalls lie, like radioactive Venus flytraps, in your bedroom. How to sex-proof your house and not break your neck while doing such wonderful positions as the Pretzel.Depra 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aurora Nightingale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139019/bk_acx0_139019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pink was not what Eleanor Braddock ordered, but maybe it would soften the tempered steel of a woman who came through a war--and still had one to fight. Eleanor Braddock, a spinster at 30, has long since dismissed any hope of marriage. But when a dying soldier whispers his final words, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. But this compassionate deed takes a harsh turn, and Eleanor finds herself dependent upon the richest woman in America and the most despised woman in Nashville--her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, mistress of Belmont Mansion. A clandestine act of kindness leads Eleanor to an unlikely path for her life--building an orphanage, a place that will house widows and orphans from the Civil War. And while Eleanor knows her own heart, she also knows her aunt will never approve. Marcus von Quint, Archduke of the House of Habsburg and second in line to the Austrian throne, arrives in Nashville in search of a life he determines, instead of one determined for him. Collaborating with botanist Luther Burbank, Marcus seeks to combine his own passion for nature with his expertise in architecture. But his plans to incorporate natural beauty into the design of the orphanage run contrary to the wishes of practical, frugal Eleanor, who sees his ideas as costly nonsense. Yet as the construction project continues, Marcus and Eleanor find common ground--and a love neither of them expected. But Marcus is not the man Adelicia has chosen for Eleanor to marry, and even if he were, someone who knows Marcus´s secrets is about to reveal them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007705/bk_reco_007705_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.