In the secret city of Sobek, Domin Thorne is making his way as the newly chosen semel-aten, the leader of the werepanther world. He aspires to make sweeping changes - he's set goals for himself and the people he chose to bring with him, modeling his reign after that of his friend, Logan Church. But Domin may have set too lofty a goal: His normal leadership style isn't working. While juggling a homesick Crane, a moody Mikhail, a bullwhip-wielding Taj, servants with murderous intentions, a visiting ex, and a mate on a dangerous goodwill mission, Domin has to figure out his new role alone. He also must determine how to deal with a conspiracy, all the while falling hard for a man who, for the first time in Domin's life, reciprocates that love. Whether Domin is ready or not, Fate has stepped in to teach him a lesson: Internal threats are just as dangerous as external ones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021921/bk_acx0_021921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At twenty-six, aspiring novelist Avis Copley intends to wear spinsterhood as a badge of honour. But when she discovers a volume of erotica that ignites a searing fire within her, Avis realizes just how much she doesn't know about the actual pleasures of the flesh. Determined to learn more, she devises a daring plan...Avis chooses Emory Billingsworth, a fellow novelist - not to mention a beautiful specimen of manhood - to instruct her in carnal pleasure. But when the brash earl of Selby, Banning Talbot, a man she has known for years, unearths Avis' true intentions, he claims she's made a dangerously bad choice. Volunteering his services for one wicked night of reckless, abandoned passion, Banning promises he will satisfy all of her deepest longings. Yet, Banning cannot begin to imagine the effect his wilful, voluptuous, and very eager student will have on him - or how far an innocent lesson in desire can go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashford MacNab. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013587/bk_adbl_013587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His good intentions were lost in her soft curves...His big mistake was volunteering to help Alaska Kellington and her son. Yet, how could he resist the sweet, innocent appearing woman who had a hidden freak flag that teased his inner bull?Trouble had a name. Oh, did it ever and it was dressed in worn Wranglers and dusty boots. Arc Colt. Tall, dark, handsome, and confident. The cowboy rode in on his horse, upsetting every wall Alaska had ever erected to protect her and her son. Before she knew it, she was Colt-matized.She’d been told to never look a gift horse in the mouth, but Alaska couldn’t trust anyone. Growing up in foster homes, tossed around like a Hacky Sack from one bad home to another, until she ran away to live on the streets, had taught her a valuable lesson. A gift never came without a price. When given money and a home in the small-town Tarnation, Texas, the opportunity to plant roots for her son is too tempting to resist. She’s willing to take the risk, even if the stipulation is that she must have the rundown B&B up and running within six months.Both Arc and Alaska have secrets, some more threatening than others. When she’s arrested in the middle of the summer fest with townsfolk watching, things start to unravel, leaving her vulnerable and feeling like the scared, lost kid she thought she’d outgrown. Can love overcome a tragic past? In the end could every path they’ve walked have led them right where they belong, or did Buzz Colt have a surprising intuition?Other books in Tarnation, Texas:Hitched (Book 1)Cowboy's Son (Book 2) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Wrenlock, of Island Audio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184621/bk_acx0_184621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A murderous wicked twin. An innocent, law-abiding, and oblivious girl. The ultimate brawl between contrasting sisters! Murder, mystery, suspense, and more The Malevolent Twin is the story of a wayward wicked twin with destructive intentions. Avery Tran was ordinary in every way except one: her friend, Venice. Since she was a young girl, Avery was the only one who could see Venice. Avery would describe her as her own alter ego. As Avery got older, Venice began to appear in front of Avery wearing obscene clothing, mocking and harassing her for her frumpy style and average looks Eventually Avery started to wonder what Venice truly was. Usually imaginary friends leave after childhood is over. Her curiosity led her to an abandoned ancient mobile home, where her parents had buried a stillborn, then to a wise, old exorcist who failed to successfully exorcise Venice, then finally to a quirky middle-aged psychic. All the trouble starts when Avery wakes up in a swinger's club. Having no recollection of how she ended up there, Avery starts to think it is Venice's doing, after discovering herself dressed and made up to look like Venice. Soon after, a neighbor's dog goes missing, and a murder scene appears at her workplace. Avery confronts Venice about these heinous acts and learns what she already suspected: It was Venice, controlling her body, who had committed the crimes. Frantic to stop Venice, Avery starts to handcuff herself to the bed and searches for a way to rid herself of Venice entirely. The quirky psychic, Pennie Apples, helps her figure out what is really going on, but it comes too late. Venice murders someone very close to Avery, who feels obliged to turn herself in. In the end Avery learns a lesson about what happens when the imaginary abruptly becomes very real. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angel Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037959/bk_acx0_037959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Road to Hell is Paved with Bad Intentions. Get ready for Keys to the Coven, a witty, tightly plotted, (adult) urban-fantasy/romance set in an original universe where karma is power, sex is karma, and it's not who you know but whose soul you own that matters.*To become a demon, you must die in complete and utter despair. Three hundred years ago, Max passed that test with flying colors and joined the afterlife resolving never again to have innocent blood on his hands. Now Max has been given the job of breaking a young witch's family curse. But what she doesn't know, what Max can't bring himself to tell her, is that completing his mission almost certainly means her death.When Felicity Woodsen inherits her mother's coven, she learns each firstborn Woodsen daughter must become the consort of an evil-arch demon. Felicity's only hope is to ally with the mysteriously charming Max. But is saving her body from one demon worth risking her soul with another?Roxashael became a demon when his Roman captors sent his family, one by one to be devoured by lions. The lesson was clear: power is good; lots of power is better. Two-thousand years later, Rocky has power. He's purchased hundreds of souls, and he's created the Minsk Homunculus, a magic artifact that, by binding a human witch as his consort, turns him into an arch-demon and places him above the goody-two-shoes laws of karma. Unfortunately, Rocky made a mistake. He fell in love with Felicity's mother and in a moment of weakness promised to give up his demon-consort charm. Now Felicity's mother is dead, the Minsk Homunculus is slated for destruction, and Rocky's power as an arch-demon is about to end.No demon can break a promise. If Rocky refuses to give up the Minsk Homunculus, he'll become the lowest, most abject slave in Hell. But then, why break promises when they're so easy to corrupt?**Caution: This book contains violence, strong sexual themes, moderately explicit se 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Beresford, Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007759/bk_acx0_007759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever been so deeply immersed in a fantasy that it actually felt like reality? Do you ever yearn to remain in that moment? Well, if you have, this book is designed to turn your fantasies into your reality, and if you are yet to have those fantasies, this book is guaranteed to create them for you and guide you to a point of no return. I will demonstrate to you how psychologically powerful you really are, how and why you should accept your reality of change whenever they emerge. Finding the lesson in your pain, and how you can embrace the different and unexpected changes in your life without employing your most unpleasant emotion called "fear". You will discover that your power lies within your mindset and your level of success begins with a single thought of a single concept. This book will reveal just how dominant your belief system really is, why you are the compass of your journey, the creator of your desire, and subsequently its level. Therefore, if you want it bad enough, that burning desire will consume your every being. This book will also overindulge you with the true intentions of your critics and manipulators; how you can crush their egos, why you should refrain from seeking their validation, and how to avoid exposing yourself to becoming the next victim of exploitation. Do you desperately need to master the art of decluttering your life and rearranging your circle? Disposing of the expired people in your life who have already played their part in your script? People who do not know the importance of delaying judgment? How to capitalize on rejections, preparation, and the value of time? Terminating procrastination? Letting go of the past and understanding the power of gaining more knowledge? This is the perfect one-stop-shop that will supply all these needs and more, to mentally empower you from hereon to develop the mindset reversal secret strategies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085283/bk_acx0_085283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of America’s most noted and highly praised writers, and a key figure in US literature. Although, he struggled to become an acknowledged author for most parts of his life, his work “stands in the limelight of the American literary consciousness” (Graham 5). For he is a direct descendant of Massachusetts Bay colonists in the Puritan era of the 17th and 18th century, New England served as a lifelong preoccupation for Hawthorne, and inspired many of his best-known stories. Hence, in order to understand the author and his work, it is crucial to apprehend the historical background from which his stories arose. The awareness of the Puritan legacy in Hawthorne’s time, and their Calvinist beliefs which contributed to the establishment of American identity, serve as a basis for fathoming the intention behind Hawthorne’s writings. His forefathers’ concept of wilderness became an important part of their religious life, and in many of Hawthorne’s tales, nature can be perceived as an active agent for the plot and the moral message. Therefore, it is indispensable to consider the development behind the Puritan perception, as well as the prevailing opinion on nature during the writer’s lifetime.After the historical background has been depicted, the author himself is focused. His ambiguous character and non-persistent lifestyle are the source of many themes which can be retrieved from his works. Thus, understanding the man behind the stories is necessary in order to analyze the tales themselves. Seclusion, nature, and Puritanism are constantly recurring topics in the author’s life and work. To become familiar with Hawthorne’s relation to nature, his ancestors, and religion, it is essential to understand the vast amount of symbols his stories. His stories will be brought into focus, and will be analyzed on the basis of the historical and biographical facts, and further, his particular style and purpose will be taken into consideration.The second part of this book analyzes two of the author’s most eminent and esteemed works, namely ‘Young Goodman Brown’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter’ in terms of nature symbolism and the underlying moral intention. Further, it is examined to which extent the images correspond to the formerly explained historical facts, and Hawthorne’s emphasized characteristic features.The comparison of the two works focuses on the didactic purpose for in all of his works, Hawthorne’s aim was to give a lesson. Thus, it will provide an in-depth understanding of the author’s intentions and his utilization of Puritanism and nature perception.
This study was conducted in Malawi to investigate how the teaching of social studies in primary schools prepare students for active citizen participation following the re-introduction of multiparty democracy in 1994. The results of the study were: the social studies primary school curriculum is organized with broad spectrum content and appropriate suggested participatory pedagogies for the preparation of competent citizens at various societal levels, teachers demonstrated limited knowledge of active participatory learning as reflected in their teacher-centered lesson planning and delivery, both the teachers' and students' socio-cultural backgrounds contributed to the ineffective implementation of interactive classroom practices, teachers' use of English as a medium of instruction reduced students' active learning in the classrooms, and, primary school terminal examinations influenced the teachers' choice of teacher-centered classroom practices. Therefore, there was a discrepancy between the intentions and practice of the social studies curriculum and this affected the preparation of students for active participation in a democratic society.
A timely lesson in the perils of nation-building and a sobering reminder of the limits of military power from the Costa Award winning author of The Volunteer.In its earliest days, the American-led war in Afghanistan appeared to be a triumph - a 'good war' in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. It has since turned into one of the longest and most expensive wars in recent history. The story of how this good war went so bad may well turn out to be a defining tragedy of the twenty-first century - yet, as acclaimed war correspondent Jack Fairweather explains, it should also give us reason to hope for an outcome grounded in Afghan reality.In The Good War, Fairweather provides the first full narrative history of the war in Afghanistan, from the 2001 invasion to the 2014 withdrawal. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, previously unpublished archives, and months of experience living and reporting in Afghanistan, Fairweather traces the course of the conflict from its inception after 9/11 to the drawdown in 2014. In the process, he explores the righteous intentions and astounding hubris that caused the West's strategy in Afghanistan to flounder, refuting the long-held notion that the war could have been won with more troops and cash. Fairweather argues that only by accepting the limitations in Afghanistan - from the presence of the Taliban to the ubiquity of poppy production to the country's inherent unsuitability for rapid, Western-style development - can we help to restore peace in this shattered land.The Good War leads readers from the White House Situation Room to Afghan military outposts, from warlords' palaces to insurgents' dens, to explain how the US and its British allies might have salvaged the Afghan campaign - and how we must rethink other 'good' wars in the future.