New and Notable Audiobook Releases for the Week of November 12th on Brian’s Book Blog

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The Infinity Code by David McKnight
Narrated by Wayne Farrell
Self Published

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In 1985, 20 Harvard seniors form a nefarious cabal known only as The Infinity Order. For the next 35 years, they work their way into the highest levels of the federal government, watching and waiting until one of their members rises to the office of the presidency. Once in control of the levers of power they plan to dramatically remake US monetary policy and usher in a free-spending economic utopia. Should they succeed, the consequences for the nation would be catastrophic and irreversible.

Meanwhile Harvard sophomore Ian Becker has to find the money to pay his tuition, or he’ll soon be out on the streets. But his YouTube video takedown of a renowned Harvard professor goes viral and turns Ian into an overnight sensation. Before long Ian finds himself campaigning with the president and making the rounds on network television. As his celebrity grows, his message of fiscal discipline threatens to upend the presidential race and vault the incumbent president to a second term.

As Ian’s popularity reaches critical mass, he unwittingly threatens to derail The Infinity Order’s plans. When his grandmother dies under suspicious circumstances, Ian suspects foul play and begins to investigate. As he uncovers his grandma’s mysterious past, he stumbles upon The Infinity Order’s insidious plot for the country. In a race against time, Ian and ex-girlfriend Paige Keller must elude an assassin and expose The Infinity Order before Election Day. But the only way they can thwart their plan and save the Republic is if they can somehow crack The Infinity Code.


The Spaceship in the Stone by Igor Nikolic

The Spaceship in the Stone by Igor Nikolic
Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
Tantor Audio

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Michael Freeman is a disabled veteran who had just been fired from his mind-numbing cubicle job, which allowed his opportunistic girlfriend to dump him. Now, he only wants to spend some time at his grandfather’s mountain cabin so he can unwind, away from the drudgery of daily life and with a cold beer in his hands.

Standing in his way is an ancient spaceship with an emotional AI, nanites that have invaded his body, an international crime syndicate, a suicidal FBI agent on a vigilante mission, terrorists . . . and that’s just the beginning.

What can one man do when faced with insurmountable odds? Call it quits? Or . . . call some of his old army buddies and blow those obstacles to smithereens?

Can he become more than he had ever dreamed, reaching further than any man before? Staying under the radar of the powers that be while righting a few wrongs of the modern world.

He is sure of three things: 1. He really doesn’t want to follow the rules anymore . . . aside from his own; 2. Space is the ultimate frontier, and he had been given a turnkey technology to reach it—if they let him; and 3. Those that want to hurt him and the people he cares about will rue the day they were born.


The Coming Darkness by Greg Mosse

The Coming Darkness by Greg Mosse
Narrated by Gareth Armstrong
Moonflower Publishing

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A thrilling debut that has been likened to John le Carré and Raymond Chandler….

Paris, 2037. Alexandre Lamarque of the French external security service is hunting for eco-terrorists. Experience has taught him there is no one he can trust. Experience has taught him there is no one he can trust—not his secretive lover Mariam, not even his old mentor, Professor Fayard, the man at the center of the web. He is ready to give up. But he can’t.

In search of the truth, Alex must follow the trail through an ominous spiral of events, from a string of brutal child murders to a chaotic coup in North Africa. He rapidly finds himself in a heart-thumping race against chaos and destruction. He could be the world’s only hope of preventing The Coming Darkness….


Miles Apart by A.L. Brooks

Miles Apart by A.L. Brooks
Narrated by Avery Reid
Tantor Audio

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Which mistakes can never be fixed? Would you fight for a five-year relationship after your lover’s had a drunken one-night stand? A slow-burn lesbian workplace romance that asks what you’d do when love isn’t always easy, neat, or simple.

The past twelve months have seen Alex and her girlfriend, Terri, slowly drift apart. The awful revelation of Terri’s one drunken night of betrayal shows Alex just how far apart they are. The more they fight, the less Alex even wants to try.

On a business trip to Canada, Alex meets Justine and, over the course of one pivotal evening, a connection is formed that shatters everything Alex thought she knew about herself. Returning to London, she’s faced with choices that will irrevocably change her life.

Now her heart is torn between loyalty to the old and new beginnings in a long-distant relationship.

An uplifting, beautiful novel that has heat, honesty, messy lives, and real-life women.

Contains mature themes.


Perks of Office by Liz Rain

Perks of Office by Liz Rain
Narrated by Cat Gould
Tantor Audio

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When your new boss is hot as hell, what hope is there for a poor lovestruck office worker? A light-hearted, age-gap lesbian office romance with sexual tension leading the polls.

After high-powered politician Bridget O’Keefe sweeps into the uninspiring life of Australian electorate officer Emma Ives, nothing is the same again.

Hapless, hopeless Emma is smacked with an instant crush on the polished woman who’s her new boss . . . her hot, untouchable, straight boss. Yes, she knows she’s an idiot because unrequited lust at work is a terrible idea. Even so, she can dream.

One long night changes everything. A political scandal leads to a fall from grace and Emma suddenly finds herself the one Bridget turns to for comfort. There’s a lot for Emma to wrap her mind around, even as her body loves wrapping itself around Bridget’s curves.

Is it just a meaningless night of passion, nothing more? Because there’s absolutely no way ambitious, beautiful Bridget wants anything more from Emma. Is there?

Contains mature themes.


The Misperception by Nicole Pyland

The Misperception by Nicole Pyland
Narrated by Carolyn Eve
Self Published

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This is book five in the Holiday Series.

Paisley Hill cared about one thing—she was building her company from the ground up without accepting any money from her wealthy family to do it. That was important to Paisley, and she took her job as a consultant seriously, wanting to help companies grow and get more efficient because of her ideas.

The one thing Paisley hadn’t cared much about in years was a relationship. She’d been fine with casual dates and hookups every now and then, but Paisley had watched several of her close friends find love this year, and she tried to push the loneliness and fear of losing her friends to love out of her mind.

Trinity Pascal had an idea one day, told her best friend about it, and now, years later, they were trying to establish their new company with money from investors. Trinity loved problem-solving and brainstorming, but she wasn’t much of a fan of the day-to-day business stuff. When her business-partner-and-best-friend suggests they bring in a consultant to help, Trinity is more than surprised to see her old high school bully, Paisley Hill, walk into the building.

While Trinity definitely remembers Paisley, Paisley doesn’t seem to know who Trinity is, at first. As they navigate their work relationship, and things clearly start to move from beyond work only, both women have to decide if they’re ready for something that might just be the real thing—right in time for Paisley’s nosy mother to invite Trinity to the family Thanksgiving dinner.


The Forever Factor by Melissa Brayden

The Forever Factor by Melissa Brayden
Narrated by Lula Larkin
Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Is it truly better to have loved and lost? Bethany Cahill says nope. Eleven years ago, her fellow cheerleader Reid Thatcher held her heart in her hand…and crushed it like a bug. Since then, Bethany avoids risk, reward, and anything romantic on TV. Just, no. When a new patient walks into her office, she’s catapulted into the past and staring into Reid’s eyes, who is still annoyingly stunning. Forgiveness doesn’t come easy, and Bethany isn’t about to let Reid in. Not after all she took.

Reid never understood why Bethany ran from her all those years ago, but no kiss since has ever been as satisfying as Bethany’s lips on hers. Orchestrating a run-in was the best idea she’s ever had, and Reid plans to get to the bottom of Bethany’s silence, a mystery she can’t let drop. But she hadn’t planned on the reckoning in store when she learns the truth.

When Bethany and Reid confront their past, they give new meaning to letting go, forgiveness, and a future worth fighting for.


The Glow Up by Cara Malone

The Glow Up by Cara Malone
Narrated by Gaylen Lux
Self Published

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A coveted summer internship takes a small-town girl to the Windy City, where she’s totally out of her element—and learning who she is for the first time.

Jo’s dreams have always been too big for her small-town Montana life. When she lands a competitive internship in Chicago, her conservative parents worry about letting her go. But it’s the opportunity of a lifetime, sure to change her world.

Hazel is a city girl to the core, absorbing all the culture Chicago has to offer in her quest to make beautiful queer art. When a gorgeous girl in a prairie dress stumbles in front of her scooter during the city’s Pride Parade, it’s almost vehicular manslaughter at first sight—but Hazel acts in the nick of time and winds up with a clueless baby gay in her lap.

Meeting Hazel and her friends unveils a world Jo never imagined, as well as parts of herself she’s long kept hidden. But first loves are doomed to end, and the summer won’t last forever. Jo’s parents expect her to return to her life in Montana, sacrificing the new family she’s found with Hazel. Can she go home again?

What begins as a traffic accident evolves into a smoldering attraction in this romance full of pride, found family and the glow-up of a lifetime.


Pieces by G. Benson

Pieces by G. Benson
Narrated by Mary Helen Gallucci
Tantor Audio

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Orphaned Carmen is sixteen, newly homeless and will do almost anything to survive and keep her and her kid brother safe, together, and out of foster care. Ollie, also sixteen, has a life that’s all about parents, school pressure, friends, and dreams of summer. The two fall into each other’s orbit, and one kiss changes everything. Ollie is captivated . . . but then Carmen vanishes. When they cross paths months later, everything is different.

A young adult queer romance that looks at what we’re prepared to sacrifice for those we care about.

Contains mature themes.


The Sword of Jupiter by Travis Starnes

The Sword of Jupiter by Travis Starnes
Narrated by Kevin Kemp
Podium Audio

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An uncertain future in a new past.

During the test flight of a prototype faster-than-light craft, Lt. Commander Ky is flung into an ancient past that never existed. Rome has fallen, defeated by the mighty Carthaginian Empire, its survivors chased off the continent and onto what had been the remote province of Britannia.

Hounded by the Carthaginians bent on conquering the known world, Rome is on the verge of destruction. Stranded and alone, except for a tactical AI implanted in his head, Ky has lost everything and must find a way to live in a world different than anything he’s ever known.

For Ky to survive, he needs a new home. For the Romans to survive, they need a miracle. But can a man from the future work with people so far in his past, or is this match doomed to failure?


Influencer by Ambrose Ibsen

Influencer by Ambrose Ibsen
Narrated by Joe Hempel
Tantor Audio

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They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder . . .

Dallas Corso is on top of the world.

With millions of adoring subscribers, devilish good looks, and business savvy as developed as his six-pack abs, he enjoys unparalleled success on social media. As the king of men’s fitness influencers, he’s cultivated a polished image—hard-working, motivational and honest.

But there’s another side to Dallas Corso, one you won’t find in a magazine.

Greedy, self-obsessed and tirelessly judgmental, it’s only a matter of time before his true colors show.

When a cruel late-night post of his goes viral and drives one of his followers to suicide, Dallas finds his high-powered life falling to pieces. Attempts to smooth things over with the bereaved only seem to open the floodgates; he’s hounded by terrifying visions in the night, tailed by monstrous entities in the streets and subjected to strange afflictions that put his life’s work at risk.

Cursed and driven to madness for his hateful deeds, Dallas stands to lose far more than his lucrative career . . .


Blood of the Covenant by Alex Steele, Stephanie Foxe

Blood of the Covenant by Alex Steele, Stephanie Foxe
Narrated by Steve Campbell, Deva Marie Gregory
Steel Fox Media LLC

Logan Blackwell does not work well with others, but if he hopes to defeat this new threat, he’s going to have to learn…or more cities will burn.

A warlock hell-bent on offering up the major cities of the world as a sacrifice to a god of destruction is more than he can stop alone.

Will justice prevail over anarchy? Find out in Blood of the Covenant.


Valhalla Beckons by Alex Steele, Stephanie Foxe

Valhalla Beckons by Alex Steele, Stephanie Foxe
Narrated by Steve Campbell, Deva Marie Gregory
Steel Fox Media LLC

The things we do not control, control us instead….

Corruption plagues Detectives Blackwell and Swift as they are caught between two impossible cases–conspiracy that stretches further than they imagined and an attack that strikes at the very heart of their world.

An attack that shouldn’t be possible.

With hundreds dead and thousands more at risk, Blackwell is forced to confront his inner demons and the mayhem magic he cannot control.

Fate will not be denied.

They say the truth will set you free, but it may also piss you off. Blackwell has no choice but to face it now. Moira depends on it.

As friends fall and enemies rise, they will be tested. And they must not falter.


The Stories We Tell by Joanna Gaines

The Stories We Tell by Joanna Gaines
Narrated by Joanna Gaines
Harper Select

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Read by the Author.

In her first solo memoir, New York Times bestselling author Joanna Gaines invites us on an authentic and deeply vulnerable journey into her story—and helps shine a light on the beauty of our own—guiding us to release the weights that hold us back so we may live and share our story in truth.

We’ve all dropped anchor in places that suited us for a time: a city, a perspective, a lie we mistook as truth. This book is an invitation to a kind of life where you know how to hold what you believe—about yourself and the quiet worlds behind the people you pass—with gracious and open hands. To see your story as greater than any past or future thing, but for all the beauty and joy and hope it holds today. It’s an invitation to take stock of the chapters you’ve lived—the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly—glean what’s gold, and carry only that forward. Let it slow your feet and steady your life-in-motion so you can see where you stand today from a new point of view. No longer through weary or uncertain eyes, but a lens brimming with hope.

“The only way to break free was to rewrite my story. Because something would happen every time my pen stopped: it was like my soul was coming back to my body. Like the deepest parts of me that got knocked around and drowned out by all the crap I let the world convince me about who I was came back to the surface. And what was left was only what was real and true. I was, finally, standing in the fullness of my story. I felt hopeful. I felt full. Our story may crack us open, but it also pieces us back together.

We all have a story to tell. This happens to be mine—every chapter a window into who I am, the journey I’m on, and the season I’m in right now. Because this is my story, maybe you won’t always relate, or maybe it will feel like you’re looking in a mirror. Whatever we have in common and whatever differences lie between us, I only hope my story can help shine a light on the beauty of yours. That my own soul work will stir something of your own. And that by the time you get to the end of my story, you’re also holding the beautiful beginnings of your own.

A story only you can tell. And I hope that you will.”

—Joanna Gaines


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