New and Notable Audiobook Releases for the Week of January 28th on Brian’s Book Blog

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Dead Air by Erik Carter

Dead Air by Erik Carter
Silence Jones Action Thrillers Series, Book 5
Narrated by Gary Bennett
Self Published

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The bomb is ticking.

When the protectors are the ones who need protection, only unsanctioned justice can save them.

Vigilante assassin Silence Jones receives an encrypted SOS from a world-renowned security firm. A vindictive former employee is holding the firm at ransom claiming the company killed his father. The man exacts his vengeance through a series of ruthless kidnappings and bombings.

Though the bomber is undeniably deranged, Silence soon uncovers threads of truth in the man’s claims against his former employers. To stop a bloodbath, Silence will have to tear through a veil of lies and determine who the true villain is—the madman or his victims?

The next standalone action thriller in the pulse-pounding new series. Enter the world of Silence Jones. Hold on tight…

If you like action heroes with the steely resolve of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, the calculating will of Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X, and the raw power of Mark Greaney’s Gray Man, then you’ll love Silence Jones.

Unlock Dead Air and start your Silence Jones mission today!

Dead Sea by Brian Keene

Dead Sea by Brian Keene
Narrated by Ron Butler
Crossroad Press

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In 2003, Brian Keene’s The Rising revived horror literature’s dormant obsession with zombies. In 2007, Brian Keene’s Dead Sea knocked that obsession on its ass….

The city streets are no longer safe. They are filled instead with the living dead, rotting predators driven only by a need to kill and eat. Some of the living still struggle to survive, but with each passing day, their odds grow worse. Some survivors have fled, frantically searching for a place to escape, even briefly, the slaughter around them. For Lamar Reed and a handful of others, that safe haven is an old Coast Guard ship out at sea, with plenty of water between them and the zombies. These desperate survivors are completely isolated from the dangers of the mainland. But their haven will soon become a deathtrap, and they’ll learn that isolation can also mean no escape!

Deadite Press is proud to present this Author’s Preferred version of Keene’s over-the-top cult classic, which includes never-before-published material!

Autogenesis by David Sikter

Autogenesis by David Sikter
Narrated by Luke Pelletier
Let There Be Gods, Book 1
Self Published

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The year is 2048, and Anders Helmemyr has just started studying computer science in Uppsala, Sweden. Amidst political activism, a complicated love life, and the thrills of student nightlife, he meets Niklas, a computer genius who began his PhD in artificial intelligence at the age of 18.

Niklas has a secret: He’s conducting illegal research on a home-built neurosimulator, trying to create an artificial consciousness–a program that thinks and feels like humans do. Anders is drawn into the project, and together they develop Niklas’ brainchild, Leo. However, neither of them knows just what the repercussions for their creation will be. Politics, and life as they know it, are about to change for all time.

Autogenesis is the first book from Swedish computer scientist and sci-fi writer David Sikter’s epic trilogy Let There Be Gods, a compelling and evocative vision of the future of humanity in the age of sentient machines.

Catch by Kris Bryant

Catch by Kris Bryant
Narrated by Melissa Sternenberg
Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Once the first female quarterback of her high school team, Sutton McCoy has since landed her dream job as the offensive coordinator for the new NFL team the Connecticut Cheetahs. When the team recruits established quarterback Grayson Moats to lead them, Sutton’s heart is crushed. Grayson isn’t the problem. Sutton’s 15-year crush on his wife, Parker O’Neal, is.

Parker is living a life full of regrets dating all the way back to high school when her parents made her end her relationship with Sutton because there were too many rumors about her, not all of them good. When Grayson accepts the new quarterback position with the Cheetahs, he consults Parker first, knowing the three of them have history. But it’s not like she can tell him the truth, that Sutton still occupies so much of Parker’s head and heart.

Interfering in the personal life of the star quarterback and convincing Parker to walk away from her family were never in Sutton’s game plan. But standing on the sidelines when a second chance at true love comes their way proves all but impossible.

See Right Through Me by L.T. Smith

See Right Through Me by L.T. Smith
Narrated by Hannah Martin
Tantor Audio

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Trust, respect, and love. Three little words—that’s all. But these words are powerful, and if we ignore any one of them, then three other little words take their place: jealousy, insecurity, and heartbreak.

Schoolteacher Gemma Hughes is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. Disorganized and clumsy, she soon finds herself in the capable hands of the beautiful Dr. Maria Moran. Everything goes wonderfully until Gemma starts doubting Maria’s intentions and begins listening to the wrong people.

But has Maria something to hide, or is it a case of swapping trust for insecurity, respect for jealousy and finishing with a world of heartbreak and deceit? Can Gemma stop her actions before it’s too late? Or will she ruin the best thing to happen in her life?

Given her track record, anything is possible . . .

The Buy-In by Emma St. Clair

The Buy-In by Emma St. Clair
Love Stories in Sheet Cake Sweet Rom Com Series, Book 1
Narrated by Stephanie Rose, Rock Engle
Podium Audio

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You can’t Schitt’s Creek a town, Tank.

“And you can’t verb a noun, son.”

When a family of former pro football players buy a small Texas town, they didn’t intend to start a war with its residents…or to fall in love.

Ever since his career-ending injury, Pat has bounced from job to job, idea to idea, short-lived relationship to short-lived relationship. But when his father purchases the town of Sheet Cake, Pat suddenly sees his life with clear purpose: get his brothers on board with his dad’s wild idea and win back the one woman who got away.

Lindy was supposed to be traveling the world, not stuck in a small town, caring for her niece. But she would do anything to keep custody of Jo, even if that looks like a marriage of convenience with the man who already broke her heart once.

Now, if she can only keep herself from falling back in love with her husband…

This is a small town, marriage of convenience romantic comedy with plenty of sizzle while keeping the bedroom door closed. It’s the first in a spinoff series following Harper’s brothers (from Falling for Your Best Friend). You don’t need to have listened to the Love Clichés series first to enjoy this book.

Kissed by Her by Chelsea M. Cameron

Kissed by Her by Chelsea M. Cameron
Narrated by Rachael Windsor
Self Published

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I was so looking forward to this summer. My job as a nanny for 11-year-old twins means never a dull moment and I’m excited about hanging out with my best friend Joy and reading all the books we can get our hands on next to my employer’s fabulous pool.

Then my boss goes and hires a new assistant who is clearly gunning to be his second wife. Honor Conroy could not be more obvious in her motives, and I can’t understand how he doesn’t see it.

She keeps getting under my skin, and even the twins are pulling pranks to try to get her out of their lives. I deny any involvement when their father finds out about their hijinks.

Then Honor decides to invade my book club—my sanctuary. I’ve had it, so I decide to confront her, and somehow, in the heat of the moment, her lips end up on mine in the fiercest kiss I’ve ever had in my life.

Turns out the gold digger I imagined isn’t the real Honor, and my heart may never recover from finding out who she really is under that ice-queen façade.

The Happiness Project by Kirstie Pelling

The Happiness Project by Kirstie Pelling
Narrated by Tamaryn Payne
Bonnier Books UK

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Daisy Blane is a self-certified Happiness Expert – but does she have all the answers when it comes to her own love life?

Daisy is determined to bring happiness into the lives of others, and as a happiness guru she has the skills to brighten everyone’s day. Well, she would if her fledgling business would take off. Instead she’s stuck cleaning hotel rooms for minimum wage with her best friend, Eva.

But after a chance encounter with superstar celebrity, Vince Marino, Daisy’s client list starts taking shape. With her career on the up, and her lodgers settled in – including Doodle, the scruffiest dog in the world – it’s time for Daisy to tackle the final piece of the puzzle. Her love life.

Local barista Joe has been flashing his gorgeous blue eyes at her for months now, but he doesn’t seem to feel the same spark. Can Daisy turn her happiness tactics on herself to put her heart on the line? Or does she risk having it broken in the process?

A fun and heart warming romance novel – perfect for fans of Meghan Quinn, Lindsey Kelk and Portia Macintosh.

Begin Again by Emma Lord

Begin Again by Emma Lord
Narrated by Georgina Sadler
Macmillan Audio

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Filled with a friend group that feels like family, an empowering journey of finding your own way, and a Just Kiss Already! romance, Emma Lord’s Begin Again is an unforgettable YA novel of love and starting again.

As usual, Andie Rose has a plan: Transfer from community college to the hypercompetitive Blue Ridge State, major in psychology, and maintain her lifelong goal of becoming an iconic self-help figure despite the nerves that have recently thrown her for a loop. All it will take is ruthless organization, hard work, and her trademark unrelenting enthusiasm to pull it all together.

But the moment Andie arrives, the rest of her plans go off the rails. Her rocky relationship with her boyfriend Connor only gets more complicated when she discovers he transferred out of Blue Ridge to her community college. Her roommate Shay needs a major, and despite Andie’s impressive track record of being The Fixer, she’s stumped on how to help. And Milo, her coffee-guzzling grump of an R.A. with seafoam green eyes, is somehow disrupting all her ideas about love and relationships one sleep-deprived wisecrack at a time.

But sometimes, when all your plans are in rubble at your feet, you find out what you’re made of. And when Andie starts to find the power of her voice as the anonymous Squire on the school’s legendary pirate radio station—the same one her mom founded, years before she passed away—Andie learns that not all the best laid plans are necessarily the right ones.

“A gratifying romance.”—Publishers Weekly

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6 Times We Almost Kissed (and One Time We Did) by Tess Sharpe
Narrated by Tess Sharpe
Little, Brown Young Readers

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Six moments lead us to two girls, one kiss, and three little words that were maybe always true in this gorgeous novel perfect for fans of Nina LaCour and Jenny Han.

After years of bickering, Penny and Tate have called a truce: they’ll play nice. They have to. Their mothers (life-long best friends) need them to be perfect, drama-free daughters when Penny’s mother becomes a living liver donor to Tate’s mom. Forced to live together as the Moms recover, the girls’ truce is essential in keeping everything—their jobs, the house, the finances, the Moms’ healing—running smoothly. They’ve got to let this thing between them go.

There’s one little hitch: Penny and Tate keep almost kissing.

It’s just this confusing thing that keeps happening. You know, from time to time. For basically their entire teenaged existence.

They’ve never talked about it. They’ve always ignored it in the aftermath. But now they’re living across the hall from each other.

And some things—like their kisses—can’t be almosts forever.

Told through two girls’ present and six moments from their past, this dynamic love story shows that sometimes the person you need the most has been there for you all along.

Body, Inc. by Alan Dean Foster

Body, Inc. by Alan Dean Foster
The Tipping Point Trilogy, Book 2
Narrated by David Colacci
Tantor Audio

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New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster has always been on the cutting-edge of science fiction. In Body, Inc., he creates a tomorrow where genetic manipulation has become ubiquitous, and the very meaning of what it is to be human is undergoing drastic transformation.

In a world deeply wounded by centuries of environmental damage, two unlikely souls join forces: Dr. Ingrid Seastrom has stumbled into a mystery involving quantum-entangled nanoscale implants—a mystery that just may kill her. Whispr is a thief and murderer whose radical body modifications have left him so thin he is all but two-dimensional. Whispr has found a silver data-storage thread, a technology that will make him wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. He is also going mad with longing for Dr. Ingrid Seastrom. Their quest to learn the secrets of the implant and the thread—which may well be the same secret—has led them to the South African Economic Combine, otherwise known as SAEC. Or, less respectfully, SICK. SICK, it seems, has the answers.

Unfortunately, SICK has also got Napun Mole, a cold-blooded assassin whose genetic enhancements make him the equivalent of a small army. Mole has already missed one chance to kill Ingrid and Whispr and now he has followed them to South Africa. This time, he is not only going to succeed, he is going to make them suffer.

Trace Evidence by Diane Capri

Trace Evidence by Diane Capri
Michael Flint Series, Book 2
Narrated by Corey M. Snow
Self Published

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The thrilling follow-up novel in the new unpauseable crime thriller series from best-selling author Diane Capri!

A desperate mother implores Michael Flint to do what she can’t: save her son’s life.

Flint wants to help and using his unique resources uncovers a long-buried secret.

Six years ago, Josh Hallman piloted a plane that crashed into an alpine lake and plunged too deep into the icy water for rescue. All three men aboard were presumed dead.

But Hallman’s body was never found.

Could he still be alive?

In a race against time to save a child’s life, the best heir hunter in the business is determined to find the boy’s father before it’s too late.

Until Flint learns he isn’t the only one searching.

Just because he can find Hallman, does that mean he should?

Award-winning New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Diane Capri does it again in the Michael Flint, Heir Hunter thrillers.

(This title was previously published under limited distribution.)

Earthside by Dennis E. Taylor

Earthside by Dennis E. Taylor
Quantum Earth, Book 2
Narrated by Ray Porter
Audible Originals

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The fate of mankind is in the hands of a group of 20-something science nerds in the sequel to Outland, by the Audible number-one bestselling author of the Bobiverse series.

The Yellowstone super-eruption has put an end to modern civilization. As cities and countries continue to fall, the colony of Rivendell in the alternate Earth known as Outland looks more and more like the only real hope for humanity. But life in Rivendell isn’t getting any simpler, either. Bill and Kevin continue to discover new worlds; the population continues to rise; winter is approaching; and everyone has their own opinion about how things should be run.

Then, a garbled plea for help from Omaha sends most of the security forces back Earthside to investigate, leaving Monica’s police force understaffed just as a large group of refugees arrive with its own ideas and power structure. With threats from both inside and outside, will the colony even survive until spring?

The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz

The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz
Narrated by Natalie Naudus
Brilliance Audio

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Soon no one on Earth will have a place to hide in this novel about fears known and unknown by #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz.

In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob’s Ladder island. Once a rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting.

The neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research facility. And now two agents have arrived on Jacob’s Ladder in search of someone—or something—they refuse to identify. Although an air of menace hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so strange even the island animals are in a state of high alarm.

Katie soon finds herself in an epic and terrifying battle with a mysterious enemy. But Katie’s not alone after all: a brave young girl appears out of the violent squall. As Katie and her companion struggle across a dark and eerie landscape, against them is an omnipresent terror that could bring about the end of the world.

The Chaos Mages, Books 1 - 3 by Alex Steele, Stephanie Foxe

The Chaos Mages, Books 1 – 3 by Alex Steele, Stephanie Foxe
Narrated by Steve Campbell, Deva Marie Gregory
Steel Fox Media LLC

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Now a complete audiobook series!

When a detective with a penchant for chaos gets saddled with a new partner, a case that doesn’t make sense, and some particularly determined assassins…justice feels out of reach.

Logan Blackwell has been a detective for a long time. After all, mages live for centuries. He lost his parents to the Mage Wars and his best friend to organized crime.

When a powerful member of the vampire mafia robs a bank and a werewolf breaks into a jewelry store, Logan finds himself teaming up with a mysterious new partner, with a strong belief in rules, to uncover the truth behind these bizarre crimes.

But as they delve deeper into the case, they soon realize that the corruption runs far deeper than they ever imagined. With unexpected twists and turns, this audiobook will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

If you enjoy urban fantasy novels that feature snarky male protagonists, strong female characters, and an anime vibe, then you’ll love this fast-paced series.

Grab your copy and start bingeing the first three books in this complete five-book series today!

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