David Churchill´s The Leopards of Normandy trilogy continues with Duke, as William of Normandy inherits his father´s title and assumes command of his lands. Churchill´s style brings to mind the vibrancy of Conn Iggulden and will enthrall fans of Bernard Cornwell and Ben Kane. William the Bastard, boy Duke of Normandy, is alone in a world filled with enemies. His father, Robert, is dead, and the men chosen to protect William are falling prey, one by one, to a conspiracy controlled and manipulated by a man who has spent a lifetime being mocked and ridiculed but now burns with the need to be feared and obeyed. In England two women, equally matched in their beauty, strength and limitless ambition, seek power through their sons. They wield no swords and command no armies, but their struggles for the crown are as bitter as any war. And between them stands Godwin, Earl of Wessex, seeking to build a dynasty that will outlast them all. One day William will join the struggle for dominion over England. But for now he must fight just to survive, to reach manhood and then to impose his will on those who would oppose him. Including the young woman he wants for his wife. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Bentley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000474/bk_head_000474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the dangerous men who killed her husband in a political assassination threaten Ara, Duchess of Burghly, the Crown assigns her a bodyguard. But the man charged with protecting her is no stranger. He’s Clayton Ludlow, the bastard son of a duke and the first man she ever loved. Eight years after he took her innocence and ruthlessly abandoned her, he’s back in her drawing room and her life. This time, she’s older, wiser, and stronger. She will resist him at any cost and make him pay for the past. She’s the only woman Clay ever loved and the one he hates above all others. When Ara brutally betrayed and deceived him, leaving him with a scarred face and a bitter heart, he devoted himself to earning his reputation as one of the Crown’s most feared agents. He wants nothing more than to finish his assignment so that he can remove all traces of her from his life forever. But walking away from her for good won’t be as easy as he thinks. As secrets are revealed and danger threatens Ara, Clay discovers that the truth is far more complicated than deceit. Once she’s back in his arms where she belongs, he’ll wage the biggest fight of all to keep her there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalyn Landor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004257/bk_drms_004257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He might be a bad-ass biker king, but he only wants to rule her heart.She´s the air in my lungs. The color in my world.But I´m no prince with a castle. I´m the king of the most feared MC on the West Coast. The kingdom I inherit is everything she hates and everything she´s running from. I´m the monster lurking in the shadows. Waiting, biding my time to make her mine. She can try to run, but I´ve already caught her. She just doesn´t know it yet. There´s no escape from this...from us. I´m just as trapped as she is, but damn if I´ll ever let her know the hold she has on me. Shanna... I´m his obsession. But somewhere in all this mess...he also became mine. Authors note: strong language and content. The first book of the CREED MC series. No cliff-hangers, and each book features a different couple. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rodney Falcon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119903/bk_acx0_119903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A steamy RegencyHe was a duke in disguise. Hiding the truth of his title and wealth to help a friend. Pretending to be nothing more than an itinerant laborer. The last thing he anticipated was saving a comely lass. But then, life has a way of working out. Especially for a duke of the realm.The woman found him special, despite his supposed common status. For the first time in his life, someone saw the true man, not his title. What would she do if she learned the truth? A fate he was unwilling to risk.Miss Ann Stafford, the oldest of three sisters, knew life was hard. A country miss with no prospects and little hope. But a strange man, too handsome for his own good. Kind, strong, and interested in her. This was a possibility she had feared would never be hers.Yet, even though the man had saved her life, there was some hidden secret. Something that kept her at a distance. The question she had to answer was whether she could keep her heart from becoming lost even if she never knew the truth.Can betrayal and deceit be forgiven? Can two people from different worlds overcome their differences to find true love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diana Lyon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158800/bk_acx0_158800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vladamir of Kessen, Duke of Lakeshire Castle, is feared as a demon in the land of Wessex. The Kings have granted him a title of nobility in exchange for his part as a political prisoner. Discontent, he bides his time in his new home until war will once again rip through the land. But boredom soon turns to devious pleasure as the daughter of his most hated enemy is left for dead at his castle gate. Now the monster bides his time plotting revenge. Lady Eden of Hawks´ Nest doesn´t know what to think of the man who saved her life, but she can´t wrench her thoughts away. His words are those of a tyrant, true to his vicious reputation, but his touch is that of a man, stirring passion and lust when there should only be fear. It would seem the infamous monster is not as monstrous as he appears. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mason Lloyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011665/bk_acx0_011665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king. War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso´s employ, it´s a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer´s taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto´s reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die. Her allies include Styria´s least reliable drunkard, Styria´s most treacherous poisoner, a mass-murderer obsessed with numbers and a Northman who just wants to do the right thing. Her enemies number the better half of the nation. And that´s all before the most dangerous man in the world is dispatched to hunt her down and finish the job Duke Orso started... Springtime in Styria. And that means revenge.
Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king. War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso´s employ, it´s a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer´s taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto´s reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Pacey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000356/bk_orio_000356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A curse. A sword. And the thief who stole her heart. The Rayne family is trapped in a rut of bad luck. And now, it´s up to Lady Theodosia Rayne to steal back the Theodosia sword, a gladius that was pilfered by the rival, loathed Renshaw family. Hopefully, recovering the stolen sword will break the cycle and reverse her family´s fate. Damian Renshaw, the Duke of Devlin, is feared by all - all, that is, except Lady Theodosia, the brazen spitfire who enters his home and wrestles an ancient relic from his wall. Intrigued by the vivacious woman, Devlin has no intentions of relinquishing the sword to her. As Theodosia and Damian battle for ownership, passion ignites. Now they are torn between their age-old feud and the fire that burns between them. Can two forbidden lovers find a way to make amends before their families´ war tears them apart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069003/bk_acx0_069003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Persephone Lancaster receives a marriage proposal from the ill-tempered Duke of Kielder, she refuses - and then reconsiders. The obscene sum of money he´s offering Persephone would save her family from ruin. With her characteristic optimism, she travels to the far reaches of Northumberland to wed a greatly feared stranger. Lodged deep in a thick forest infested with wild dogs, the Duke´s castle is as cold and forbidding as the Duke himself, a man with terrible scars on his body and his soul. But the Duke´s steely determination to protect his heart at all costs is challenged by his growing attachment to his lovely and gentle bride. With caring persistence, Persephone attempts to pierce the Duke´s armor and reach the man beneath. Yet, he cannot tolerate such exposure, and his repeated rejections take their toll. But when grave danger arises, the Duke realizes he must face the risk of revealing his true feelings or lose the woman he cannot live without. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aubrey Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dsrt/000084/bk_dsrt_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.