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Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood
Narrated by Emma Wilder
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new steamy, STEMinist novella….
A scientist should never cohabitate with her annoyingly hot nemesis – it leads to combustion.
Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always. Though their fields of study might take them to different corners of the world, they can all agree on this universal truth: When it comes to love and science, opposites attract and rivals make you burn….
As an environmental engineer, Mara knows all about the delicate nature of ecosystems. They require balance. And leaving the thermostat alone. And not stealing someone else’s food. And other rules Liam, her detestable big-oil lawyer of a roommate, knows nothing about. Okay, sure, technically she’s the interloper. Liam was already entrenched in his aunt’s house like some glowering grumpy giant when Mara moved in, with his big muscles and kissable mouth just sitting there on the couch tempting respectable scientists to the dark side…but Helena was her mentor and Mara’s not about to move out and give up her inheritance without a fight.
The problem is, living with someone means getting to know them. And the more Mara finds out about Liam, the harder it is to loathe him…and the easier it is to love him.
To listen to Sadie and Hannah’s stories, look for the novellas Stuck with You and Below Zero, coming soon, available first on audio!
Mountain Man: 2nd Prequel by Keith C. Blackmore
Narrated by R.C. Bray
Food. Booze. Weapons. Armor. And any toilet paper he can find.
It’s been a rough time for Gus Berry. He barely survived the city of Annapolis as its population underwent a violent transformation, leaving everyone he knew or loved either dead or undead.
Things aren’t much better now, though. In fact, things might have become much worse. Living off the land, foraging for food, water, even medicine, and being able to adapt to a changing environment…it all takes a special individual, with an exceptional skill set and determination to survive.
Gus Berry is not that individual. He needs food. Booze. Weapons. Armor. He needs clothing that fits, and, above all…he needs toilet paper. Preferably two-ply. To get any of that requires him to do the one thing he can’t face doing, and that’s leaving his modern mountain fortress and returning to Annapolis, to the horrors that roam the streets, searching for the living.
To make matters worse, winter looms, and he must get those much-needed supplies before the snow piles high and blocks the roads. Gus’ only concern, then, will be maintaining his sanity.
A second prequel novel to the Mountain Man survival horror zombie series. Contains violence and coarse language.
Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes
Narrated by Lauren Ezzo
Titanic meets The Shining in S.A. Barnes’ Dead Silence, a SF horror novel in which a woman and her crew board a decades-lost luxury cruiser and find the wreckage of a nightmare that hasn’t yet ended.
A Ghost Ship.
A Salvage Crew.
Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed – made obsolete – when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress signal. With nothing to lose and no desire to return to Earth, Claire and her team decide to investigate.
What they find at the other end of the signal is a shock: the Aurora, a famous luxury space-liner that vanished on its maiden tour of the solar system more than 20 years ago. A salvage claim like this could set Claire and her crew up for life. But a quick trip through the Aurora reveals something isn’t right.
Whispers in the dark. Flickers of movement. Words scrawled in blood. Claire must fight to hold onto her sanity and find out what really happened on the Aurora, before she and her crew meet the same ghastly fate.
A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Nightfire
A Deadly Trade by E. V. Seymour
Narrated by Ben Onwukwe
HarperCollins Publishers Limited
This time there are no rules….
An unstoppable new thriller from E. V. Seymour, introducing hired assassin Josh Thane, perfect for fans of Lee Child, Mark Dawson and Alan McDermott.
One moment of weakness can cost you everything….
Rogue assassin Josh Thane is an artist in murder. His next target is a British microbiologist suspected of creating devastating chemical weapons.
Breaking into her house, he discovers someone has beaten him to it – she’s already dead. In a moment of weakness, he saves the life of her son. A single mistake that destroys everything he’s worked for and puts him and the boy in immediate danger….
When Josh embarks on an international quest to find the real killer, he uncovers a criminal conspiracy with truly terrifying consequences. Yet it’s in his own past that the darkest truth lies hidden.
The Other Family by Wendy Corsi Staub
Narrated by Hillary Huber
One of PopSugar’s Most Anticipated Books!
One of Bibliofile’s Most Anticipated Mystery/Thriller Books!
“Great psychological suspense with a wallop of a twist.” (Harlan Coben, number one New York Times best-selling author)
New York Times best-selling author Wendy Corsi Staub makes her debut with a fast-paced thriller in the vein of Lisa Jewell’s The Family Upstairs and Megan Collins’ The Winter Sister. Here, a family making a fresh start moves into a house that was the site of an unsolved triple homicide – and is watched by an unknown person….
The watcher sees who you are…and knows what you did.
It’s the perfect home for the perfect family: pretty Nora Howell, her handsome husband, their two teenage daughters, and their lovable dog. As California transplants making a fresh start in Brooklyn, they expected to live in a shoebox, but the brownstone has a huge kitchen, lots of light, and a backyard. The catch: its previous residents were victims of a grisly triple homicide that remains unsolved.
Soon, peculiar things begin happening. The pug is nosing around like a bloodhound. Nora unearths a long-hidden, rusty box in the flowerbed. Oldest daughter Stacey, obsessed with the family murdered in their house, pokes into the bloody past and becomes convinced that a stranger is watching the house. Watching them.
She’s right. But one of the Howells will recognize his face. Because one of them has a secret that will blindside the others with a truth that lies shockingly close to home – and to this one’s terrifying history.
Bluebird by Ciel Pierlot
Narrated by Stephanie Cannon
Lesbian gunslinger fights spies in space!
Three factions vie for control of the galaxy. Rig, a gunslinging, thieving rebel-with-a-cause, doesn’t give a damn about them, and she hasn’t looked back since abandoning them three years ago. That is, until her former faction sends her a message: Return what she stole from them, or her twin sister will die.
Rig embarks on a journey across the galaxy to save her – but for once, she’s not alone. She has help from her network of resistance contacts, her taser-wielding librarian girlfriend, and a mysterious bounty hunter.
If Rig fails, trillions of lives will be lost – including her sister’s. But if she succeeds, she might just pull the whole damn system down around their ears. Either way, she’s going to do it with Panache and Pizzazz.
File Under: Science Fiction [Independent Women Robbing Hood Keep Your Enemies Close Guns Don’t Kill People]
The Night She Went Missing by Kristen Bird
Narrated by Megan Tusing
Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
“A great new voice in suspense…. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies who thrive on stories of deceit in the suburban world.” (J. T. Ellison, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Her Dark Lies)
“Pitch perfect suspense…. The best debut I’ve read this year.” (Allison Brennan, New York Times best-selling author)
An intriguing and twisty domestic suspense about loyalty and deceit in a tight-knit Texas community where parents are known to behave badly and people are not always who they appear to be.
Emily, a popular but bookish prep school senior, goes missing after a night out with friends. She was last seen leaving a party with Alex, a football player with a dubious reputation. But no one is talking.
Now three mothers, Catherine, Leslie, and Morgan, friends turned frenemies, have their lives turned upside down as they are forced to look to their own children – and each other’s – for answers to questions they don’t want to ask.
Each mother is sure she knows who is responsible, but they all have their own secrets to keep and reputations to protect. And the lies they tell themselves and each other may just have the potential to be lethal in this riveting debut.
Text for You by Sofie Cramer
Narrated by Natalie Naudus
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Sam Heughan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a heartwarming story of love, loss, serendipity, and texting.
After a heated argument, Clara’s fiancé stormed out of their apartment, but before they have a chance to reconcile, he died in a tragic accident. It has been two years, but she’s still paralyzed with grief, and her friends are worried about her. So, to try to say what was left unsaid, she starts texting his old phone. What she doesn’t realize is that the number has been reassigned.
Across town, Sven’s phone begins receiving mysterious but heartfelt text messages. He doesn’t respond, but he is captivated by the sender. His own relationship has been on the rocks, and when it ends, he sets out to find the person who has been texting him. Neither Sven nor Clara knew what they were setting out to find, but it would change both of their lives forever.
An Unexpected Kind of Love by Hayden Stone
Narrated by Gary Furlong
Bookstore owner Aubrey Barnes likes his quiet, orderly London life, thank you very much. His shop may be struggling, his only employee is a menace, and his plumbing is one creaky pipe away from disaster, but he can handle it. Maybe. He cannot, however, handle the film company that’s thrown his Soho street into chaos.
And he definitely can’t handle the charismatic American actor Blake Sinclair.
Which is why he’s extremely reluctant to lease out his shop as a set for Blake’s film, but it’s his one opportunity to save his business. Now he can’t get away from the distractingly hot actor.
Then Aubrey finds himself alone with Blake in a trailer, and what happens next turns London’s heat wave into an inferno that leaves him breathless.
Aubrey is not cut out for the high-profile life of dating a celebrity, especially an American actor who’s not even out yet. Good thing their tryst is absolutely not going anywhere.
Of course, when you expect nothing, that’s exactly when it starts to mean everything.
Contains mature themes.
Fitting In by Amanda Radley
Narrated by Marina Barrett
Heather Bailey has been in charge of Silver Arches, the prestigious London shopping center, for several years. Financial turmoil brings a new investor to secure the future, and Heather finds herself playing office politics with the notoriously difficult entrepreneur Leo Flynn.
Walking a fine line between standing her ground and being willing to accept change, Heather has her work cut out for her. When Leo demands that his daughter get a job at Silver Arches, things become even harder.
Scarlett Flynn has never fit in. Not in the army, not in her father’s firm, not even in her own family. So starting work at Silver Arches won’t be any different, will it?
Stockholm South – Siege by Karl Eidem, Jale Poljarevius, Jane Davis – translator
Narrated by Jennifer Woodward
The first book in an intense thriller series featuring Inspector Hannah Kaufman.
On her way to work one ordinary Wednesday morning, Inspector Hannah Kaufman is unexpectedly called to Stockholm South Hospital, where she’s confronted by a far from ordinary event. Armed men are inside the children’s hospital, threatening to kill one child an hour if their demands aren’t met.
Hannah and her colleagues face a dramatic hostage situation with enormous media attention. Meanwhile, inside the hospital walls, the clock is ticking for the innocent children imprisoned with the terrorists…
For fans of Ian Rankin, James Patterson and the popular Netflix show Money Heist.
Karl Eidem is an author and financial analyst. Jale Poljarevius is a police superintendent and expert in organised crime. He is also known for his appearances on Efterlyst, the Swedish TV equivalent of Crimewatch.
Noah Wolf Series, Books 1-4 by David Archer
Narrated by Adam Verner
Right House Audio
Books one to four in the USA Today best-selling Noah Wolf series
Want to save some money? Purchase this box set and receive books one to four in the Noah Wolf thriller series for one credit!
Code Name Camelot (Book One)
Lone Wolf (Book Two)
In Sheep’s Clothing (Book Three)
Hit for Hire (Book Four)
After witnessing the murder-suicide of his parents as a child, Noah suffers from a form of PTSD that has left him without emotion, without a conscience, and without the ability to function as a normal human being.
With the help of childhood friends, he learns to watch others around him and mimic their behaviors, in order to conceal the fact that his mind operates more like a computer that he has spent years programming. That program is what allows Noah to pass himself off as normal, by establishing parameters of right and wrong that are completely inviolable to him.
As a young adult, Noah finds structure in the US Army and becomes an excellent and exemplary soldier, but when his self-imposed programming is put to the test by the murderous acts of his superior officer, Noah finds himself quickly made expendable, charged with crimes he did not commit, and facing the possibility of execution.
Without any reasonable hope for a reprieve, Noah’s logic-based mind accepts his fate.
Sometimes, though, things are not all as they seem to be, and Noah is offered one chance to save himself. It was his disability, his lack of emotion, that made him the soldier he had become. Now, an ultra-secret organization known as E & E wants Noah’s talents, offering him a chance to survive – as the most deadly assassin the world has ever known.
Noah Wolf Series: Books 5-7 by David Archer
Narrated by Adam Verner
Right House Audio
Books 5-7 in the USA Today best-selling Noah Wolf series.
Want to save some money? Purchase this bundle and receive books 5-7 in the Noah Wolf thriller series for one credit!
The Wolf’s Bite (Book 5)
Black Sheep (Book 6)
Balance of Power (Book 7)
Noah and the Camelot team are handed their most unusual mission yet: Sarah must infiltrate the infamous Bangkok Hilton women’s prison in order to make contact with and plan the rescue of a young American woman. Noah, Neil, and new team member Marco are tasked with planning their escape, but something goes terribly wrong.
Sarah and the target are banished from the prison and dragged into the infamous Thailand sex trade. Now, the mission has taken on new urgency as Noah and his team race to find and rescue both of the women, but the trail is almost impossible to follow.
In order to accomplish the rescue, Noah is forced to call for help. Another female operative will be needed, so Team Camelot must work with Team Cinderella for the first time. It’s a frantic and deadly race against time that could cost Noah the one person who has ever gotten through to his walled-off emotions.
Noah Wolf Series: Books 8-10 by David Archer
Narrated by Adam Verner
Right House Audio
Books 8-10 in the USA Today best-selling Noah Wolf series.
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Time to Hunt (Book 8)
Red Square (Book 9)
Highest Order (Book 10)
Working under deep cover, Noah and the team are fully aware of the danger that surrounds them as they prepare for the most comprehensive mass elimination in E&E’s history, but things may not be exactly as they seem. At the same time, Noah must deal with Monique, the seemingly untouchable mole that has tentacles in every government agency, but it’s while dealing with her threats that he realizes there’s something amiss.
Who stands to benefit most if the Morgan Mafia is eliminated? Even more importantly, whose hands will he be playing into if the mission is carried out?
With his confidence shaken all the way to the top of E&E, Noah decides his only option is the one he always takes: to do what he thinks is right, and damn the consequences!
Noah Wolf Series: Books 11-13 by David Archer
Narrated by Adam Verner
Right House Audio
Books 11-13 in the USA Today best-selling Noah Wolf series.
Want to save some money? Purchase this bundle and receive books 11-13 in the Noah Wolf thriller series for one credit!
Edge of Anarchy (Book 11)
Unknown Evil (Book 12)
Black Harvest (Book 13)
Noah and the team are called up for a new mission, but it almost seems like history repeating itself. This time, Jenny is forced to take on the role of a known female assassin in order to expose the terrorist organization behind her. The plan takes them to a few different locales, and puts all of them in danger.
The first contract she is given is for a high-ranking British official, but that turns out to have been only a test. The real contract comes afterward, and the entire team is shocked when they learn who the target is. Terrorism strikes close to home when Jenny is contracted to kill none other than Allison Peterson herself.
Unfortunately, the organization behind the contract has leverage that may make it necessary for Jenny and Team Camelot to actually carry out the assassination.
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