RBC Bronwen Wallace Award winner Noor Naga's bracing debut, a novel-in-verse about a young Muslim woman's romantic relationship with a married man and her ensuing crisis of faith. Coocoo is new to Toronto. After years of bargaining with God to end her loneliness and receiving no answer, her faith is already worn threadbare when she meets her mirror-image; Muhammad is a professor and father of two. He's also married. Coocoo spirals and feels powerless to stop the transformation of her love into something at first desperate and obsessive, then finally cringing and animal, utterly without grace. Her best friend, Nouf, remains by her side no matter what. Together they reckon with the growing contradictions of Coocoo's life: being a practicing Muslim woman, still clinging to five daily prayers, even as she gives her body to a man who cannot keep it. This wondrous--often funny and always fast-paced--verse-novel explores love and belonging and asks the question: how long can a homeless love survive on the street?
Diet, Shatkarmas, and Amaroli provides diet guidelines and practices for cleansing and optimizing the functioning of the inner neurobiology. This is more than a diet audiobook. It is an integrated set of instructions on yogic nutrition, hygiene, and rejuvenation, aiding and facilitating the process of human spiritual transformation. The human body is the doorway between our outer world and a boundless inner realm of peace, love, and creative energy. When the doorway has been opened through balanced spiritual practices - health, productivity, and happiness in daily life are the natural result. Yogani is the author of ground-breaking books on highly effective spiritual practices, including Advanced Yoga Practices - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, two comprehensive user-friendly textbooks, and The Secrets of Wilder, a powerful spiritual novel. The AYP Enlightenment Series makes these profound practices available for the first time in a series of concise instruction materials. Diet, Shatkarmas, and Amaroli is the sixth book in the series, preceded by Samyama; Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas; Tantra; Spinal Breathing Pranayama; and Deep Meditation. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yogani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101821/bk_acx0_101821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete first season of RUNE combines four episodes of this thrilling series into one volume to deliver an action-packed novel on a grand scale. At the stroke of midnight on his 18th birthday, Jacob Rune undergoes a painful transformation that brings forth the appearance of strange markings on his body and a dog claiming knowledge of the change. A college professor of ancient languages and Jake's concerned girlfriend join the duo to strike out in search of five scrolls that will enable them to close the portal to a dimension that was breached thousands of years earlier. In this ritual, the demons of this world will be compelled to return to the hell from whence they came. At every turn, relentless hordes are hunting them, determined to tear the skin from Jake's back. These blood-thirsty demons are under the control of Seraphine, a young woman who is possessed by the most powerful of the ancient ones. It is a heart-pounding race against time to find the scrolls and complete their mission while the fate of all humanity hangs in the balance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070713/bk_acx0_070713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A novel of bewitching ingenuity, one whose darkling, melodic mind conceives a world of ruin and awe... (New York Times Book Review)A vivid, brutal, razor-sharp debut about a woman who carves out her share of the American dream by living as a man1946: At the apogee of the American Century, the confidence inspired by victory in World War II has spawned a culture of suffocating conformity in thrall to the cult of masculine privilege.In the hardscrabble industrial city of Trenton, New Jersey, a woman made strong by wartime factory work kills her army veteran husband in a domestic brawl, disposes of his body, and assumes his identity. As Abe Kunstler, he secures a job in a wire rope factory, buys a car, and successfully woos Inez, an alcoholic dime dancer. He makes a home with her, but for Abe, this is not enough: to complete his transformation, he needs a son.1971: A very different war is underway. The certainties of midcentury triumphalism are a distant, bitter memory, and Trenton's heyday as a factory town is long past. As the sign on the famous bridge says, "Trenton Makes, the World Takes".The family life Abe has so carefully constructed is crumbling under the intolerable pressures of his long ruse. Desperate to hold on to what he has left, Abe searches for solutions in the dying city.Written in brilliantly stylized prose, this gripping narrative is a provocative and incisive exploration of the nature of identity and a disturbing portrait of desperation. Tadzio Koelb has crafted a slim gut shot of a novel that heralds the arrival of a writer of startling talent and imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mozhan Marnò. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006078/bk_rand_006078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The daughter she gave away. The family she always wanted. The journey to redefine her fate.... Katie Callahan longs to start a family of her own. Infertile and unable to convince her relatives to accept the man she married, she regrets giving away the daughter from her secret teenage pregnancy. When a twist of fate brings a second chance at motherhood, she's caught between joy and fear of her husband's rejection of another man's child...until a devastating motorcycle accident rips the decision out of her hands. With her body trapped in a coma, Katie finds herself in the dreamlike space between Earth and the afterlife. Guided by spiritual forces and the soul of her beloved dog, she learns the life-changing power of intention and self-transformation. From her ethereal vantage-point, she watches as her loved ones work together to connect the pieces of their broken hearts. As she finally realizes her true destiny, Katie's only chance to fulfill her purpose means completing an impossible journey back to life.... Cloud Whispers is a mind-expanding women's fiction novel with a strong spiritual message. If you like headstrong heroines, heartwarming stories of family and forgiveness, and new-age concepts, then you'll love Sedona Hutton's empowering tale. Buy Cloud Whispers to unlock a fearless new outlook on life today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mare Trevathan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118478/bk_acx0_118478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Setting out to explore new worlds and meet fascinating aliens has never been quite this interesting before....When starship captain Benjamin Rollins beams down to a strange alien planet that appears to have signs of intelligent life, he is shocked to be greeted by a human-like race of beings that traveled from Earth millennia ago and which claim to share a common ancestor with him. Their planet Titan is a wondrous utopia - their people live in peace and harmony, strife is unknown, and coupling is free and frequent. The primary physical difference, as far as Ben can tell, is that their young people maintain an indeterminate, androgynous gender until a mysterious “ceremony” where they reach adulthood and their gender is revealed to them. Ben is immediately taken with one of these beautiful androgynous youths named Eolwin, and the two of them return to Eolwin’s house so that he can learn more of the culture and make his report back to his crew. But when he accidentally completes one of these gender-confirming ceremonies with Eolwin, Ben wakes the next day to discover that the raging hormones that set the alien’s gender appear to be so powerful that they’ve spilled over to his own body and triggered some kind of strange metamorphosis! Ben is now a woman of Titan, physically female in every way. And Eolwin has now become his stunningly attractive mate...his male mate. Can Ben find a way to reverse the transformation and return back to the helm of his ship before he’s trapped on Titan as a woman for the rest of his life, or will he a find a way to cope with his new body and the strange new feelings he has toward his new lover Eolwin? With all of these amazing and novel sensations threatening to overwhelm him each day, the decision is harder than he ever imagined it would be....Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juliana Solo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147519/bk_acx0_147519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Kathryn Harrison, one of America’s most admired literary voices, comes a gorgeously written, enthralling novel set in the final days of Russia’s Romanov Empire. St. Petersburg, 1917. After Rasputin’s body is pulled from the icy waters of the Neva River, his eighteen-year-old daughter, Masha, is sent to live at the imperial palace with Tsar Nikolay and his family - including the headstrong Prince Alyosha. Desperately hoping that Masha has inherited Rasputin’s miraculous healing powers, Tsarina Alexandra asks her to tend to Aloysha, who suffers from hemophilia, a blood disease that keeps the boy confined to his sickbed, lest a simple scrape or bump prove fatal. Two months after Masha arrives at the palace, the tsar is forced to abdicate, and Bolsheviks place the royal family under house arrest. As Russia descends into civil war, Masha and Alyosha grieve the loss of their former lives, finding solace in each other’s company. To escape the confinement of the palace, they tell stories - some embellished and some entirely imagined - about Nikolay and Alexandra’s courtship, Rasputin’s many exploits, and the wild and wonderful country on the brink of an irrevocable transformation. In the worlds of their imagination, the weak become strong, legend becomes fact, and a future that will never come to pass feels close at hand. Mesmerizing, haunting, and told in Kathryn Harrison’s signature crystalline prose, Enchantments is a love story about two people who come together as everything around them is falling apart. From the Hardcover edition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Emelin, Rustam Kasymov. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002905/bk_rand_002905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sunglasses After Dark, by award-winning author Nancy A. Collins, tells the story of Sonja Blue, a punk female vampire searching for the man who made her one of the undead, and her battle to overcome her very real inner demon in time to rescue an innocent man from the clutches of an unholy faith healer. While in London, American heiress Denise Thorne disappears from a nightclub, never to be seen again. On that very same night Sonja Blue, a tough-as-nails vampire hunter-slayer, conceived in terror and born of blood, rises from the city's gutters. Saved by modern medicine before she completed her transformation into one of the undead, she becomes a living vampire, determined to fight for what remains of her humanity. Sonja Blue travels the globe, hunting down and disposing of the shadowy creatures that prey on the innocent while searching for the vampire who created her. But as dangerous as hunting vampires may be, it's nothing compared to the threat posed by The Other, the demonic personality Sonja is locked in constant battle with for control of their shared body. Acknowledged as one of the first Urban Fantasy novels, Sunglasses After Dark has garnered wide-spread critical praise and won the Horror Writers Association's coveted Bram Stoker Award, as well as the British Fantasy Society's Icarus Award. Out of print for several years, the Radio Archives edition of Sunglasses After Dark uses the new edition of this novel, which has been extensively revised and edited by the author. It is considered to be the preferred text. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melodee M. Spevack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023480/bk_acx0_023480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In all the days since my kidnapping, breaking and transformation into a hunter at the hands of the half-human, half-demon Nephilim, my life has been a mass of chaotic actions and reactions to the horrors of the Antarctic underworld. I have battled unnatural monsters, fled for my life, and sacrificed everything - or thought I had, when I stepped through the gates of Tartarus. Every choice I have made was in response to forces beyond my control, lacking any kind of direction. But now, reunited with my friends, Kainda and Em, and in the company of new friends, Wright and Kat, I am taking control of the chaos and choosing my own direction-down. Deeper than the realm of Hades, the most feared of the Nephilim, deeper than the gates of Tartarus and deeper than any human being has ventured since the beginnings of the human race. My goal is simple-find the Jericho shofar, a weapon revealed to me by Chronus the Titan. I don't know what it does or how it works, but I know the Nephilim fear it and that Nephil, possessing the body of Ninnis, will do anything to stop me from recovering it. The path will be dangerous and the cost might be great, but my path is clear: retrieve the shofar, return to the surface and prepare for war. My name is Solomon Ull Vincent - the Last Hunter - and I am done running. About the author: Jeremy Robinson is the author of numerous novels including Pulse, Instinct, and Threshold,the first three books in his exciting Jack Sigler series, which is also the focus of and expanding series of co-authored novellas deemed the Chesspocalypse. Robinson also known as the #1 Amazon.com horror writer, Jeremy Bishop, author of The Sentinel and the controversial novel, Torment. His novels have been translated into ten languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005041/bk_acx0_005041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.