´´Eloisa James is extraordinary.´´ -Lisa Kleypas ´´Nothing gets me to the bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James.´´ -Julia Quinn New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James gives the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of ´´The Ugly Duckling´´ a wonderful, witty, and delightfully passionate twist. The Ugly Duchess is another fairytale inspired romance from the unparalleled storyteller whose writing, author Teresa Medieros raves, ´´is truly scrumptious.´´ A sexy and fun historical romance, James´s winning tale of a glorious reawakening does not feature ducks and swans-rather it´s a charming story of a young woman unaware of her own beauty, suddenly duty-bound to wed the dashing gentleman who has always been her platonic best friend...until now.
The Ugly Duchess: Eloisa James
The Ugly Duchess:Number 4 in series Eloisa James
How can she dare to imagine he loves her... when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess? Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke´s passion. Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months. Theo would have given it a lifetime... until she discovers that James desired not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry. Society was shocked by their wedding... and is scandalized by their separation. Now James faces the battle of his life, convincing Theo that he loves the duckling who blossomed into the swan. And Theo will quickly find that, for a man with the soul of a pirate, All´s Fair in Love - and War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Duerden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003092/bk_harp_003092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll´s endearing tales of an imaginative child´s dream world are written with charming simplicity. While delighting children with a heroine who represents their own thoughts and feelings about growing up, the tale is appreciated by adults as a gentle satire on education, politics, literature, and Victorian life in general. All the delightful and bizarre inhabitants of Wonderland are here: the White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat, the hooka-smoking Caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Ugly Duchess... and, of course, Alice herself - growing alternately taller and smaller, attending demented tea parties and eccentric croquet games, and observing everything with clarity and rational amazement. These novels are part of Brilliance Audio´s extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006655/bk_brll_006655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What’s the worst betrayal you can imagine? It doesn’t matter what you just answered. Duchess has done something worse.Before she killed her husband during a frenzy of vampiric bloodlust, he begged her to honor a single request. She failed him, and she’s been paying for that failure for the last 400 years.But Duchess’ lost love has finally returned to her. Reincarnated as Chan Wei Yong, the former king’s musketeer is now a hardened CIA undercover agent working in the seedy underbelly of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For people like Duchess and Chan, a happy ending just isn’t in the cards.Too bad there’s far more at stake than their feelings.The demon Bael doesn’t care about Duchess’ guilt or Chan’s ugly past. All he cares about is winning the battle against the light. But how can she and Chan wage spiritual warfare against the darkness when they’re both trapped firmly in its hold?The Circle of Blood seriesIn another lifetime, six vampires lost their mates - and their mortality - to an unimaginable evil power. Now, if they can’t reunite with the reincarnated souls of their lost loves soon, it may just mean the end of the world.From USA Today best-selling author R. A. Steffan and fresh new voice Jaelynn Woolf comes a steamy paranormal romance series perfect for adult fans of vampire fiction. Download Circle of Blood Book Five: Lover’s Atonement today and continue the heart-stopping journey that explores the power of love in a world gone mad with hate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128454/bk_acx0_128454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Handmaid´s Tale meets The Selection in this darkly riveting tale that BCCB said ´´Will have fans of Oliver´s Delirium, Cass´s The Selection, and DeStefano´s Wither breathless.´´ The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty-but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet is destined for the Jewel. She is trained as a surrogate for the royalty and is bought by the Duchess of the Lake at auction. And she quickly learns the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel´s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life. Violet must accept the ugly realities of her life . . . all while trying to stay alive. But before she can accept her fate, Violet meets a handsome boy who is also under the Duchess´s control, and a forbidden love erupts. But their illicit affair has consequences, which will cost them both more than they bargained for. And toeing the line between being calculating and rebellious, Violet must decide what, and who, she is willing to risk for her own freedom.
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty - because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring. Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel´s glittering facade: The cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life. Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence…and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess´ petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for. Debut author Amy Ewing expertly crafts an enchanting story full of riches, rivalries, and riveting twists and turns that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats until the very end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004112/bk_harp_004112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author: a dazzling WWII epic spanning London, New York and the Bahamas and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.The Bahamas, 1941. Newly widowed Lulu Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine whose readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier.But beneath the glitter of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly - and even treasonous - reality. In the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a handsome scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. When Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, Lulu embarks on a journey to discover the truth behind the crime.The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of sacrifice, human love and human courage, set against a shocking true crime...and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004854/bk_hcuk_004854_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.