Welcome to the world of Nola Billingsley, a 40-something biotechnology whiz, with an adored shorthaired pointer, who finds herself embroiled in both a nefarious murder and a blazingly hot new romance in the thriller A Pointed Death by Kath Russell. When techno genius Nola Billingsley finds her former employee - an amoral creep who stole secrets - murdered, she doesn’t exactly shed tears. Instead, she begins a flirtation with the inspector assigned to the case. With her shorthaired pointer Skootch watching her back, Nola and her group of techno pals try to help solve the murder, bringing into play Nola’s feisty feminism and idealism, and putting both her life and her love affair at risk. Finding a link between the Chinese government and American thieves, she bands with a group who believes that biotech people should protect their industry from any evil abusers. Could there be a government plot afoot, and can she save the world even as she tries to salvage her love life? Smart, witty, and playful, A Pointed Death looks at the biotech industry with a decidedly feminine slant. The writing is edgy and full of humor, and the plot twists and turns with surprise after surprise. A breathtaking thriller with a unique background, A Pointed Death announces the debut of an enormously talented new writer to watch. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Luhr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000352/bk_bigh_000352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nola and Tina are both girls with problems. They don´t know each other yet, but they will, because each is a Creator, with the magical ability to turn dreams into reality. It would be a great gift and a great power - if either knew she had it. But this world is hard on dreamers, whether they dream true or not. Nola is trapped in a terrible, abusive relationship with a man she once loved; Tina is an orphan who makes her living on the street. All their dreams are slowly being ground into dust. It´s a common enough tragedy, a sorrow and a grief and a shame upon the world, no matter who it happens to. But when dreams themselves die, when the great dreamers stop dreaming, whole universes of imagination are lost. And the land of Nola and Tina´s dreams is fighting back. Into their miserable everyday world soars Esprit, a winged unicorn dark as the space between the stars. He is the vessel of Nola´s dreams, come to aid her in her battle with sordid reality. Following after him comes Prince Michael, whose quest it is to find the human dreamers who can save his land from ruin. And suddenly Nola realizes that the last thing she wants is to keep both feet firmly on the ground... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzy Harbulak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022130/bk_adbl_022130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a god and a vampire queen desire you, things can get complicated.Nola Blair is a free-spirited artist who’s been offered a hefty sum to create a unique piece for a party at Elizabeth Bathory’s ruined castle. It’s an assignment she declined - twice. However, at the behest of her sister and her best friend, she finally gave in, choosing her career over her annoyance with the misogynist ass trying to secure her services.Erzsebet Bathory has been trapped for centuries and would do anything to escape, including using her own son, Paul, to do her bidding. Soon, she’ll be free and take her place among the ferals as their queen.Andrik Kane had no idea his life would change when he saved Nola from a band of rogue vampires. Charged with the hunting of ferals and their creators, one broken rule and the blood of a beautiful brunette in distress ends up giving him more than he ever bargained for.One wants her blood, the other wants her to be his. Who will decide Nola’s fate? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Senn Annis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160116/bk_acx0_160116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From USA TODAY best-selling author Traci Andrighetti...Halloween is looming large in New Orleans, and Private Investigator Franki Amato is in a gloomy mood. Her boyfriend, Bradley, has to leave on an extended business trip, and her slacker brother is coming to town with her matchmaker Nonna, who’s determined to see a Sicilian lemon superstition bear fruit. Meanwhile, the entire city is spooked because a caped figure is targeting its blood banks. Things turn macabre when a psychic makes a dark prediction about Franki’s brother and a frat boy is found in a cemetery crypt with his blood drained. As bad luck would have it, Franki is hired to investigate the murder by the number one police suspect, an 18th-century vampire impersonator. A detective acquaintance offers to team up to find the killer, but he’s interested in more than Franki’s professional input. To solve the case, she goes solo into NOLA’s vampire community and immerses herself in local vampire legends. Can Franki prevent another bloodletting? Or will the next blood spilled be her own? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeline Mrozek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136434/bk_acx0_136434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charleston psychic Melanie Middleton discovers the past isn´t finished revealing unsettling secrets in the third novel in the New York Times best-selling Tradd Street series.With her relationship with writer Jack Treholm as shaky as the foundation of her family home, Melanie’s juggling a number of problems. Like restoring her Tradd Street house...and resisting her mother’s pressure to ´´go public´´ with her talent - a sixth sense that unites them to the lost souls of the dead. But Melanie never anticipated her new problem. Her name is Nola, Jack’s estranged young daughter who appears on their doorstep, damaged, lonely and defiantly immune to her father’s attempts to reconnect. Melanie understands the emotional chasm all too well. As a special, bonding gift Jack’s mother buys Nola an antique dollhouse - a precious tableaux of a perfect Victorian family. Melanie hopes the gift will help thaw Nola’s reserve and draw her into the family she’s never known. At first, Nola is charmed, and Melanie is delighted - until night falls, and the most unnerving shadows are cast within its miniature rooms. By the time Melanie senses a malevolent presence she fears it may already be too late. A new family has accepted her unwitting invitation to move in - with their own secrets, their own personal demons, and a past that’s drawing Nola into their own inescapable darkness... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aimée Bruneau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004672/bk_peng_004672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you´ve never tried Meltzer, this is the one. (Harlan Coben) Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she´s dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim ´´Zig´´ Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig´s daughter and someone who once saved his daughter´s life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he´s determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola´s past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes. Nola is the US Army´s artist-in-residence - a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war´s aftermath and sharing observations about today´s wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army´s most mysterious secret - a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick, January LaVoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003699/bk_hach_003699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.