Island in the Clouds:Bequia Perspectives Series, Book 1 Susan M. Toy
One Woman´s Island:Bequia Perspectives Series, Book 2 Susan M. Toy
´I love the fact that Robert Bryndza can turn his hand to both crime thrillers and comedy! If you haven´t discovered Coco Pinchard yet, then this is the perfect introduction!´ Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree Coco Pinchard´s Must-Have Toy Story is the second, stand-alone prequel novella to Robert Bryndza´s smash-hit Coco Pinchard series. A sparkling feel-good Christmas comedy, which asks the question - how far would you go to get your child the must-have Christmas toy? It´s December 1992, and children are going crazy for the Tracy Island toy - almost as crazy as the parents! Christmas day is fast approaching and Coco Pinchard is desperately trying to track one down for her four-year-old son Rosencrantz. Throw into the mix a horrible boss, a lazy husband, and the prospect of her in-laws arriving for the festivities, and Coco wishes she could cancel Christmas and sail off to a desert island somewhere - preferably with the gorgeous-yet-unattainable Tom from work. But retail therapy is at hand! Coco´s faithful friends Chris and Marika rally round, and even her mother-in-law Ethel tries to help in her own eccentric way. From dodgy dealings in a motorway lay-by, to extreme shopping in Hamley´s with a Sylvanian Families fanatic, to having a go at the Blue Peter make-your-own Tracy Island, Coco tries everything in the hope that Rosencrantz will open his must-have toy on Christmas morning.
A sparkling feel-good comedy, which asks the question - how far would you go to get your child the must-have Christmas toy? It´s December 1992, and children are going crazy for the Tracy Island toy - almost as crazy as the parents! Christmas day is fast approaching and Coco Pinchard is desperately trying to track one down for her four-year-old son Rosencrantz. Throw into the mix a horrible boss, a lazy husband, and the prospect of her in-laws arriving for the festivities, and Coco wishes she could cancel Christmas and sail off to a desert island somewhere - preferably with the gorgeous-yet-unattainable Tom from work. But retail therapy is at hand! Coco´s faithful friends Chris and Marika rally round, and even her mother-in-law Ethel tries to help in her own eccentric way. From dodgy dealings in a motorway lay-by, to extreme shopping in Hamley´s with a Sylvanian Families fanatic, to having a go at the Blue Peter make-your-own Tracy Island, Coco tries everything in the hope that Rosencrantz will open his must-have toy on Christmas morning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jan Cramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097594/bk_acx0_097594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With their attraction too explosive to ignore, Cassian Court has whisked Mishella Santelle from her tiny island kingdom to the empire he rules: New York City. Here, they have succumbed to the magic of Temptation Manor, surrendering to their lust and a love that won’t be denied.But happiness is nearly ripped away when an act of heroism turns Cassian into a target of violence...from which physical recovery is only the beginning of healing. Cassian must find a way to expose his emotional scars too, revisiting a past that refuses to release him from its haunting grip. The secrets of Turret Two hold the promise of clearing a path for a new connection with Mishella...or anchoring him deeper in the past.Just as Mishella decides she’s had enough of being the city’s perfect little toy as New York’s fresh ´´it” couple, a shocking visitor changes everything. Now, faced with accepting an even more agonizing reality, Mishella learns deception isn’t always black and white...and the prettiest toy sometimes hides the darkest secrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stella Bloom, Jason Clarke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011806/bk_brll_011806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome back to Gansett Island! Series favorite Tiffany Sturgil steals the spotlight in Longing for Love as her new boutique Naughty & Nice opens in downtown Gansett, right in time for the annual spring Race Week festivities. Finally divorced and ready for a new beginning, Tiffany wonders if sexy Police Chief Blaine Taylor thinks of her as often as she thinks of him since their explosive encounter last fall. Back then he directed her to call him the second she was officially divorced, but the opening of her store and her unconventional advertising ´´campaign´´ have put the island´s lingerie queen at odds with the town´s top cop. Despite their clashes, when these two finally get together after months of steamy build up, listeners will need to keep a fire extinguisher close at hand! Blaine has been burned in the past by love affairs gone wrong, and he´s wary about risking too much too soon. But he quickly discovers that Tiffany´s sarcastic rejoinders and bitter outer shell hide a badly wounded heart of gold. He also discovers she´s a ´´sex-toy fraud´´ and convinces her she can´t possibly sell the merchandise without trying it out first.... While he finds himself thinking of her all the time, the mayor is after him to curb her sexy advertising and his mother worries that Blaine has taken on another ´´project´´ who will break his heart. As Blaine and Tiffany fight for their happily ever after, listeners´ favorite characters from past books are back for more island adventures. Joe and Janey return to Gansett for the summer and discover the big secret his mother has been keeping. Evan learns that Grace hasn´t told her parents about him. Stephanie´s restaurant is ready to open in the renovated Sand & Surf Hotel. Dan keeps showing up to ´´visit´´ Kara at work, Mac is worried about Maddie´s upcoming meeting with her deadbeat dad and a Race Week catastrophe reminds everyone what´s really important. The McCarthys of Gansett Island takes a decidedly e 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Fielding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009577/bk_adbl_009577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a series of travels, but each time he finds himself shipwrecked in new and unfamiliar lands. And how unfamiliar! In Lilliput, everyone is tiny, and it takes thousands of them to capture him; in Brobdingnag, they’re huge and treat him as a sort of living toy; in Laputa, they live on a floating island inventing impossibly mad projects; and the Houyhnhnms are horses! But through all his adventures, Gulliver learns to see humans in a different way, too. One of the world’s great works of fiction, Gulliver’s Travels keeps all its humour and satire in this new retelling, which uses Swift’s words in the main, simplifying and clarifying them where necessary. 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: Benjamin Soames. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000769/bk_naxo_000769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Wicked, the magical story of a toymaker, a nutcracker, and a legend remade . . . Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker named Drosselmeier who carves him. Hiddensee: An island of white sandy beaches, salt marshes, steep cliffs, and pine forests north of Berlin in the Baltic Sea, an island that is an enchanting bohemian retreat and home to a large artists´ colony-- a wellspring of inspiration for the Romantic imagination . . . Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in Wicked and to Wonderland in After Alice, Maguire now takes us to the realms of the Brothers Grimm and E. T. A. Hoffmann-- the enchanted Black Forest of Bavaria and the salons of Munich. Hiddensee imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve. At the heart of Hoffmann´s mysterious tale hovers Godfather Drosselmeier-- the ominous, canny, one-eyed toy maker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky´s fairy tale ballet-- who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter. But Hiddensee is not just a retelling of a classic story. Maguire discovers in the flowering of German Romanticism ties to Hellenic mystery-cults-- a fascination with death and the afterlife-- and ponders a profound question: How can a person who is abused by life, shortchanged and challenged, nevertheless access secrets that benefit the disadvantaged and powerless? Ultimately, Hiddensee offers a message of hope. If the compromised Godfather Drosselmeier can bring an enchanted Nutcracker to a young girl in distress on a dark winter evening, perhaps everyone, however lonely or marginalized, has something precious to share.
Swallowed by the Sea: Three Novels combines all the stories to date in this popular BDSM series in one volume. Mr. Stern´s Island: The daughters of billionaire Charles Pennington and their tutor are rescued from their stricken yacht in a violent storm, only to find they have been abducted by their father´s vengeful enemy, Robert Stern. Inside his secret island hideaway, to trains the girls as sex slaves, as plot of his plan for revenge. Reunion: The Pennington girls´ beautiful stepmother is caught in Stern´s web, and she too is cruelly trained in her former lover´s secret island hideaway to become another obedient sex toy. Hostile Takeover: Stern abducts fellow billionaire Sidney Collins´ wife and daughters at the latter´s request, after Collins discovers the women had been planning to murder him for his fortune. Elinor, Juliette, and Gloria Collins are no more able to withstand Stern than the Penningtons, and are reduced to complete submission in their captor´s dungeons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Island Dom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152828/bk_acx0_152828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.