Create Your Own Blog: Karen Latchana Kenney
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning picks up where Shadowfever leaves off with Iced, the sixth book in her blockbuster Fever series. The year is 1 AWC-After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It´s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I´m Dani O´Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there´s no place I´d rather be. Dani ´´Mega´´ O´Malley plays by her own set of rules-and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she´s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities. Dani´s ex-best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What´s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux. When Dublin´s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club´s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what´s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks-and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance. Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin-before everything and everyone in it gets iced. Look for all of Karen Marie Moning´s sensational Fever novels: DARKFEVER BLOODFEVER FAEFEVER DREAMFEVER SHADOWFEVER ICED BURNED FEVERBORN FEVERSONG Praise for Iced ´´Moning returns to the heady world of her Fever series, and the results are addictive and consistently surprising. . . . The best elements of Moning´s sensual, shadowy epic are still here, from the sensual and enigmatic Fae to the super-alpha heroes and the breathless pace of their escalating conflicts. At its heart is a heroine whose development is likely to become the stuff of legends as this unforgettable, haunting series continues to evolve.´´-RT Book Reviews ´´This is one of my favorite 2012 reads . . . It´s engaging, hilarious, amazing and Dani is going to be one heck of a woman.´´-USA Today ´´A gripping story that combines excellent storytelling with believable characters that are rendered both superhuman and superbly human, with emotional fragility and psychological vulnerability in an unstable world fraught with danger . . . Fast-paced, with nonstop action set in a fascinating urban fantasy world of Dublin under siege, this is a smart, bold and textured success.´´?Kirkus Reviews ´´Moning is a master storyteller. I don´t know how she does it, but she begs me to get on my knees and pay worship to the woman who has brought me the best, most labyrinthine stories and characters I´ve ever had the privilege to get to know. She weaves brilliantly, unapologetically, and without exception, and she has threaded the needle into me and I´ve been pulled, over and over, into her tapestry, and I don´t think I´m ever getting out. Iced is no exception.´´-The Bawdy Book Blog (five-starred review)
Die Engländerin Cesca lebt in Rom und betreibt einen erfolgreichen Blog, der eine Hommage an die ewige Stadt und das Dolce Vita ist. Als sie Bekanntschaft mit ihrer Nachbarin macht, der berühmten Viscontessa Elena, sind sich beide sofort sympathisch. Nach einiger Zeit willigt Cesca sogar ein, Elenas Memoiren zu verfassen. Doch je mehr Zeit sie miteinander verbringen, desto mehr beschleicht Cesca das Gefühl, dass Elena etwas vor ihr verbirgt. Als auf einer Baustelle ein wertvoller Diamantring gefunden wird, der angeblich Elena gehört, stellt Cesca zusammen mit dem attraktiven Archäologen Nico Nachforschungen an ? und fördert ein tragisches Geheimnis zu Tage ...
Adam Lennard had never been a sleep-talker until, one night while fast asleep, he yelled, ´´Enough with the cheese! Enough!´´ From that night, Adam´s exclamations grew exponentially in topic, crudeness, and downright hilarity, and his wife, Karen Slavick-Lennard, had the good sense to write it all down. Sleep Talkin´ Man is the story of Adam, a mild-mannered Englishman with a wild nocturnal life, possibly an entire separate personality, known only as Sleep Talkin´ Man. Prone to hilariously hostile outbursts and relentless ´´ego-wanking´´, as his American wife Karen terms it, and with notable fixations on both real and invented wildlife, scatology, his own greatness, and the evils of lentils and vegetarianism, Sleep Talkin´ Man has for the last few years had his questionable wisdom captured on audio and shared with the world in the viral blog Sleep Talkin´ Man. Sleep Talkin´ Man comprises the best quotes and exchanges from the blog, never-before-seen material from Karen´s trove of audio files, and essays telling the story of their relationship, the impact of Sleep Talkin´ Man´s manifestation on their lives, and how Sleep Talkin´ Man resembles and, more importantly, differs from Adam´s waking personality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Lennard-Slavick, Adam Lennard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021868/bk_adbl_021868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aus Leichtsinn verursachen vier College-Studenten einen Großbrand in einem Apartmentkomplex, bei dem ein junges Mädchen qualvoll verbrennt. Was sie nicht wissen: Sie werden beobachtet. Wenig später erhalten sie ein Video und die unmissverständliche Anweisung, ein Warenhaus in Brand zu stecken. Sie haben keine Wahl und setzen ein Flammeninferno in Gang, das Feuerwehrmann Hunter und seine smarte Kollegin, Detective Olivia Sutherland, tagelang in Atem hält. Dann stirbt der erste der Freunde - bei einem Autounfall, angeblich. Als wenig später der nächste ums Leben kommt, entsteht Panik. Was für ein grausames Spiel spielt dieser Erpresser? Er muss zum Schweigen gebracht werden - für immer... Text Review: Romantic Thrill vom Allerfeinsten! Blog beatelovelybooks, 15.03.2014 Titel Zusatz: Thriller. Deutsche Erstausgabe Autor(en): Rose, Karen Erscheinungsdatum: 22.09.2011 Abmessungen: (H) 0,19 (B) 0.13 Gewicht in Gramm: 456 gr Seitenzahl: 624 Herausgeber: Droemer/Knaur Sprache: Deutsch Reihe: Knaur Taschenbücher Reihe Band Nr.: Nr.50301
The first time I caused terrible harm to the people I love, it was an accident. The second is the reason I´m here. When Alexandra discovers that her husband, Philippe, is having an affair, she can´t believe he´d risk losing the love that has transformed both their lives. Still in shock, Alexandra finds herself powerfully attracted to a much younger man. Jean-Luc Malavoine is 23, intense and magnetic. He´s also the son of Philippe´s best friend. With every increasingly passionate liaison, Alexandra is pulled deeper into a situation that threatens everyone she holds dear. Beautifully told through the boulevards and arrondissements of the City of Light, Paris Mon Amour is a sensual audiobook about inescapable desire and devastating betrayals. It is the story of one woman and two men and what happens when there is no way out. Isabel Costello is the host of the Literary Sofa blog, which features authors from new talent to New York Times best-selling novelists. Guest writers on the blog have included Patrick Gale, Linda Grant, Tracy Chevalier and Karen Joy Fowler. She read modern languages (French and German) at Oxford before pursuing a career in marketing and communications. She is now a full-time writer and lives in London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027008/bk_adbl_027008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whitney Johnson, popular Harvard Business Review blogger, has a goal: to help us identify and achieve our dreams. Her belief is that we can each achieve greater happiness when focusing both on our dreams and on other people in our lives. In this inspiring book, Johnson directs her attention to teaching women, in particular, a three-step model for personal advancement and happiness. She first encourages us to DARE to boldly step out, to consider disrupting life as we know it. Then she teaches us how to DREAM, to give life to the many possibilities available, whether to start a business, run a marathon, or travel the world. She shows us how to ´´date´´ our dreams (no need to commit!) and how to make space for dreams. Finally, Whitney´s model brings out the businesswoman in her; she teaches us to DO, to execute our dreams. She showcases the importance of sharing dreams with others to give them life, creating your own ´´dream team´´. Rich with real stories of women who have dared to dream, Dare, Dream, Do offers a practical framework to realize one´s true potential. In her mid-twenties, Whitney found herself in New York, where she landed a secretarial job on Wall Street. With no relevant experience, and a bit shy on confidence, she contemplated her future and her dreams. Through determination and hard work, Whitney became an investment banker, moving to the analyst side of the business, executing the plans she´d laid out for herself. Naively, she thought most women were following similar paths until she started talking and found that many women were not daring to dream at all. It was because of these conversations that she started a blog in 2006, which became the inspiration for this book. Dare, Dream, Do is full of remarkable stories of women, which will no doubt inspire others to follow suit. Although Whitney focuses on the stories of women, her blog is popular with men as well, and her advice speaks to either gender. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Saltus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001206/bk_gdan_001206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s the first thing a woman does when she thinks she might be pregnant? She Googles. And it goes downhill from there. While the internet is full of calming and cheerily supportive articles, it´s also littered with hyper-judgmental message boards and heaps of contradictory and scolding information. Motherhood Smotherhood takes parents through the trenches of new parenting, warning listeners of the pleasures and perils of mommy blogs, new parent groups, self-described ´´lactivists´´, sleep fascists, incessant trend pieces on working versus non-working mothers, and the place where free time and self-esteem goes to die: Pinterest (back away from the hand-made flower headbands for baby!). JJ Keith interweaves discussions of what ´´it takes a village´´ really means (hint: a lot of unwanted advice from elderly strangers who may have grown up in actual villages) and a take-down of the rising ´´make your own baby food´´ movement (just mush a banana with a fork!) with laugh-out-loud observations about the many mistakes she made as a frantic new mother with too much access to high speed internet and a lot of questions. Keith cuts to the truth - whether it´s about ´´perfect´´ births, parenting gurus, the growing tide of vaccine rejecters, the joy of blanketing Facebook with baby pics, or germophobia - to move conversations about parenting away from experts espousing blanket truths to amateurs relishing in what a big, messy pile of delight and trauma having a baby is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021083/bk_adbl_021083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the turn of the eighteenth century, John Morehead Tripoli is marooned on the unspoiled Caribbean island of St. Renard. There, he lives for an idyllic year in a community of Carawak Indians. Three hundred years later, the Carawak are gone, St. Renard is carpeted with banana plantations and sugarcane fields, and Tripoli himself is remembered only through his grandson, founder of New Hampshire’s Tripoli College, which maintains a branch campus on the island. The college, never prosperous, has been forced to enter into a coercive financial relationship with snack food giant Big Anna Brands, the same corporation that controls most of the land on St. Renard. Big Anna deposes the college president, uses students and faculty as test subjects for a ´´dietary and mood additive” called Malpraxalin, and hijacks the St. Renard campus for a ´´field studies” program. At the heart of this twisted satire are two souls in transition. Bill Brees is a grandfatherly dean, ´´undercover” as a Tripoli freshman, and bemused by how things have changed since his undergrad days. Maggie Bell is an African-American student, startled into the realization that nothing really changes at all. When these unlikely friends both elect to spend their spring semesters in the Caribbean, they will see a side of Big Anna even uglier than they could have imagined. The Ghost Apple develops through a varied and colorful collection of documents, including tourism pamphlets, blog posts, slave narratives, and personal correspondence. Slowly these texts reveal the extent of Tripoli’s current crisis, and highlight those historical crises in the midst of which the college—and the nation—were founded. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards, Sean Crisden, Karen Chilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016913/bk_adbl_016913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts - always adroit, often acerbic - on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation. Ursula K. Le Guin has taken listeners to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she´s in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice - sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical - shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula´s blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters to her now, her concerns with this world, and her wonder at it. On the absurdity of denying your age, she says, ´´If I´m 90 and believe I´m 45, I´m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub.´´ On cultural perceptions of fantasy: ´´The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ´escapism´ an accusation of?´´ On her new cat: ´´He still won´t sit on a lap. I don´t know if he ever will. He just doesn´t accept the lap hypothesis.´´ On breakfast: ´´Eating an egg from the shell takes not only practice, but resolution, even courage, possibly willingness to commit crime.´´ And on all that is unknown, all that we discover as we muddle through life: ´´How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn. Billionaires, all of us.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Caruso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011809/bk_reco_011809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.