Prince of the Blood is a work that explores strength and weakness, hope and fear, and what it means to be a man-in a kingdom where peace is the most precious commodity of all. If there were two more impetuous and carefree men in the Kingdom of the Isles, they had yet to be found. Twins Borric and Erland wore that mantle proudly, much to the chagrin of their father, Prince Arutha of Krondor. But their blissful youth has come to an end. Their uncle, the King, has produced no male children. Bypassing himself, Arutha names Borric, the eldest twin by seconds, the Royal Heir. As his brother, Erland will have his own great responsibilities to shoulder. To drive home their future roles, Arutha sends them as ambassadors to Kesh, the most feared nation in the world. Borric and Erland will be presented to the Queen of Kesh-the single most powerful ruler in the known world-at her Seventy-fifth Jubilee Anniversary. But they have not even left Krondor when an assassination attempt on Borric is thwarted. Aware that he is being provoked into war, Arutha does not rise to the bait. His sons´ journey will not be deterred, for nothing less than peace is riding on it. Yet there is to be no peace for the young princes. When their traveling party is ambushed, Borric disappears and is presumed dead-sending Erland into spirals of rage and grief as he is forced to navigate alone the court intrigues at Kesh. But unbeknownst to anyone, Borric lives and has escaped his captors. In a strange land, with a price on his head, Borric must use all his wits and stamina to find his way back to his brother. On separate paths, the two men-one a fugitive and one a future king-make their journey toward maturity, honor, and duty. For every step they take could sway the fragile peace of the land, as those who crave war rally against them-and become ever more daring.
When Mara found herself captured by a gang of vampires, she feared the worst. She felt it was a random kidnapping, and so she fully expected to end up as a meal but she had no idea that she was chosen. She was chosen by handsome Vampire Prince Lucien but Mara had no idea why. Is it for her blood? For her fertility? Information? Mara was about to discover the real answer was more important than she could have ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Brion. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063490/bk_acx0_063490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. This is audiobook one out of three.Not your typical Mafia type of story, nor your typical type of romance. It takes time for two people to be in love, but this novel will surely draw you in! Chase Marcel is determined to change the world. Tired of living by the way life has been for years in the Mafia family he was born into, he has spent years planning. Planning to change everything everyone knew. Summer Meads, a girl born into the world as a slave and forced to grow up tossed from one house to the next, must survive. She knows nothing of her bloodline to the Mafia world, even when she met Chase when they were children. To save Summer and to take down one of the most feared Mafia families, Chase must marry her. At what cost will Chase and Summer’s marriage cost not only them, but the Marcel family? How can a slave girl be helpful for the Mafia family?Modern-day Mafia story, but with a twist. Includes mentions of slavery, abuse, and violence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127004/bk_acx0_127004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Should leaders be feared or loved? Can dictators give rise to democracy? Should rulers have morals or wear them like a mask? Niccolò Machiavelli´s The Prince puts forth unsettling questions like these, whose answers redefined centuries of political wisdom. But what does it really mean to be Machiavellian? These 24 lectures are more than just a close reading of one of the great books of Western history. They´re a revealing investigation of the historical context of Machiavelli´s philosophical views, his tumultuous relationship with Florentine politics, his reception by his contemporaries and by 20th-century scholars, and his lasting influence on everyone from William Shakespeare to Joseph Stalin. Throughout the lectures, you´ll dive deeply into the work´s most important chapters to survey their main insights; read between the lines to uncover hidden meanings, inspirations, and ironies; learn how scholars have debated their historical inspiration and importance; and discover the author´s startling imagery and sometimes beautiful language. Going beyond the commonly held vision of Renaissance Italy as a place of creative genius, Professor Landon reveals the drama and terror of Machiavelli´s life and world, including his relationships to the city of Florence, the powerful Medici family, and the villainous Cesare Borgia (Machiavelli´s ideal prince). For those who have already heard The Prince, prepare to engage with the text on a deeper level than ever before. And for those who´ve always wanted to listen to this important book, this is your introduction to one man´s revolutionary beliefs about achieving - and maintaining - power. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000448/bk_tcco_000448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Selkie prince forced to produce an heir. An omega destined to become a royal´s fated mate....Prince Kai´s life as he knows it is now over. As the firstborn alpha to the Selkie king of the North, he´s required to produce an heir - whether he wants to or not. When the Selkie Seekers finally present his fated mate, he dreads being tied to this stranger for the rest of his life. He can only hope his omega will be easy on the eyes and somewhat intelligent.Raised in a family of good breeding, Luca always knew it was possible he´d end up the mate for an alpha of nobility. Only to whom, he never knew. Every time the Seekers summoned him for the humiliating presentation ceremony to royalty of all levels, he feared being stuck with some unbearable, abusive, or very unattractive alpha. As an omega, he doesn´t have the choice to say no. Not only is it his obligation, it´s the law. If he refuses, he and his family would become outcasts and banished from the Selkie community.However, as soon as Kai enters the Great Hall of the North, it´s clear the handsome prince is his alpha. Luca´s pleased with the choice the fates made until the king demands that not only he become pregnant within six months, but produce an alpha pup with his son, otherwise he´ll be cast aside. And getting pregnant might be a problem....Note: An M/M shifter mpreg story, this is the first audiobook in the Royal Alpha series. Due to the ´´knotty´´ times in this audiobook, it is recommended for mature listeners only. It can be listened to as a stand-alone and, of course, has an HEA. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Solo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131364/bk_acx0_131364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summer Marcel, the princess of the Marcel family, is married to the prince who will one day soon take over the family business. She learns how to take her stance, not once forgetting who she once was. She never expected to fall in love with the man who forced her to marry, but she did, taking her by surprise. She must do everything in her power to fight the most feared man if she wants to see her husband again. Being torn away from Chase, Summer must learn how to fight. It was now time for the princess to save the prince. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina DelSol. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132881/bk_acx0_132881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enter the Machiavelli mindset. Are you ready to learn all about the prince´s Machiavelli mindset? If so, you´ve come to the right place. Here´s a preview of what Machiavelli Mindset contains. An introduction to Machiavelli Seeing the world through Machiavelli´s eyes Getting over the guilt Moving above and beyond conventional thinking Machiavelli´s thoughts on generosity Compassion vs. cruelty (is it better to be loved or feared?) What Machiavelli says about honesty How to achieve success the Machiavellian way The qualities of a great leader How to avoid attracting hatred and other lessons from the prince And much, much more! Download your copy now and get ahead today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073799/bk_acx0_073799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´s a mortal cursed with dark power.... After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: a terrifying ability to channel electricity and to see a person´s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude ... until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world´s most infamous vampire. He´s the Prince of Night.... Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all - but whatever you do, don´t call him Dracula. Vlad´s ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him: a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, passion ignites, threatening to consume them. It will take everything they have to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002926/bk_harp_002926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Théoden: Now that my King´s decree has been fulfilled, I need to get my city in order. I have my boys to brand before I send them off, and a stubborn wolf, vampire, and dragon hybrid son to house train. Fun times ahead.Noel: My night started off full of passion and pleasure. So that must mean I´m really bonding with my brothers and their sons. I´m also looking forward to my training with Marco. It´s not going to be fun or easy, but I know I´ll learn so much, which is what I want. I don´t just want to be feared as a vampire, I want to be respected, too.Deacon: My arrangement with Théoden turned out to be more profitable for me than I had expected. The vampire Prince gave me my mate when he turned over the five humans I demanded. Elijah, though stubborn, will learn that we are meant to be together. He will submit to me by any means necessary.Warning: This serial contains strong adult content not meant for sensitive eyes. The novelettes in this serial will be filled with dark, twisted, raunchy and steamy scenes between powerful, sexy men that will either offend you or get ya revved up. This series will not be pulling any punches, and it won´t apologize for hurting your feelings, either. You´ll find no fluff and ruffles here. The vampires are not misunderstood, hopeless romantics looking for love. The werewolves are not cute and cuddly and the dragons aren´t the ones from your childhood. This is not a romance. There are approximately 21,600 words in this novelette. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Byrd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100485/bk_acx0_100485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.