´´I´d be damned if I would ever worship their God of unconditional forgiveness. Mine was the Old Testament´s God of justice - the God who had exposed the lascivious elders of Babylon plotting the ruin of Susannah, the God who fortified yound David against a giant Philistine.... They were flesh and blood, they prized their own worth, and asserted it, even to the point of bloodshed. What God brought out of their revenge for Israel or anyone else was not their concern. Who knows the mind of God? Man´s business is to know his own mind, and he sins when he ignores its commands.´´ In Madrid, at the age of 7, Juan Ramon Fuertes witnesses the murder of his parents by two thugs supervised by his father´s business partner, Martin Esteban. His identification of the murderers dismissed by the police, the boy vows to avenge his parents. Sustained by his lust for revenge, Juan Ramon endures years of abuse in a Spanish orphanage, where he follows the movements of Esteban in news reports, eventually noticing Esteban´s beautiful and pious son, Bernardo. Later, when Bernardo begins training as a monk, Juan Ramon´s plan crystallizes: Use the son to get the father. With cool calculation, Juan Ramon begins monastic training, finally entering Bernardo´s monastery in Toledo as Father Juan Ramon. Sensing Bernardo´s attraction to him, Juan Ramon seduces the young monk to gain access to Esteban. Gradually enthralling the devout, troubled Bernardo, Juan Ramon pursues the two thugs while planning Esteban´s murder. But all his schemes for justice hit an unforeseen snag when the fierce avenger falls in love with his tortured protgé. Told from the points of view of both Juan Ramon and Bernardo, Blood Brothers explores the fascinating mixture of lust, love, spirituality, and revenge underlying the mutual seduction of a holy monk and his unholy brother. Michael Schiefelbein has lived in Italy and Washington, D.C., and now resides in Memphis, Tennessee,... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rex Lobo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007879de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Mountains: Book Four Jake Landon thinks a second ranger season in the Colorado Rockies with Kurt Carlson is close enough to heaven, and a national forest is big enough to be his closet. Pharmacy school - and the luxuries of electricity and running water - can wait, maybe forever, as long as Jake doesn´t have to come out. He doesn´t plan on Kurt´s vision of his future being as narrow and direct as the single track roads through the trees. ´´Your future, your fear, and me,´´ Kurt tells Jake. ´´You can have two of the three, so choose wisely.´´ Jake may have no choices left after they stumble on armed men guarding a beautiful, but deadly crop that doesn´t belong among the pines and spruces. Angry men with guns are only one danger in the Colorado wilderness, and Jake´s reluctance to come out is now his smallest problem. Kurt´s skills and Jake´s silver tongue may not be enough to get them out of this mess - how much of the blood shed on the mountain will be theirs? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finn Sterling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028906de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sylvan, the Wolf Were Alpha, forges an uneasy alliance with Vampire Detective Jody Gates, heir to a powerful Vampire clan, to battle a shadow army of humans and rogue Praeterns bent on destroying any hope of legal acceptance of the non-human species. With outside forces threatening to destroy the Praetern Coalition, several female Were adolescents turn up missing and chaos descends upon Sylvan´s personal guards when Sylvan and her new mate are overtaken by breeding frenzy. While Sylvan struggles to protect her Pack, Jody fights her destiny as well as her growing hunger for human reporter, Becca Land. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxine Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013411de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book two in the Brooklyn Sinners series. Gun runner Pablo Castillo has cemented his reputation in the gun trade as callous and cold-hearted. Personal feelings no longer matter, not with everyone out to make him a sacrifice on their way to the top. He remains untouchable, until a meeting with a rival gang leader and a new deal brings him face-to-face with temptation. Dev is the right hand to a sadistic bastard out for blood and glory. He hides his true feelings of distaste for his boss, not the least of his many secrets. He could’ve sworn those secrets were safe, but after meeting Pablo he’s not so sure. The two men come together in a heated affair neither can deny, battling themselves, each other and a deadly enemy bent on spilling blood. Pablo and Dev will have to stick together or walk away from a love neither man expected to find. The choice should be simple. It never is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renard Pasquale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016682de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fifth in the saga of the Provincetown Tales. The winds of fortune are fickle guides…and happiness or heartbreak may be the destination. For Provincetown local Deo Camara, the only winds that have ever blown her way have been cold and lonely, and she doesn´t expect things to improve when she is drawn into a family crisis against her will. Despite a decade of estrangement, however, Deo can´t turn her back on the call of blood, no matter how high the price in heartache.Dr. Bonita Burgoyne is pleased with the changes she´s made in her life…she has a rewarding new job and is looking forward to renovating the historic sea captain´s house she has just purchased. She´s content, and that´s all she needs to be, or so she thinks until she hires Deo to head up the renovations. They have nothing in common except a shared legacy of betrayal by those they´d trusted the most, and an impossible attraction they would both prefer to ignore.Meanwhile, Bonita´s new associate Dr. Tory King and her partner, Reese Conlon, must cero with the aftermath of the winds of war and the approaching fury of a very real gathering storm. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016934de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now including an exclusive interview with the author and Jon Appleton at the end of the audiobook. Meet Leander: lover, fighter, liar. He learnt a long time ago that nothing is as intoxicating as blood. And these days, whether it´s his or someone else´s, he frequently finds himself covered in it. Up to now, it´s been his secret. But it´s hard to remain invisible when you leave a trail of destruction everywhere you do go. And when he comes to the attention of one of London´s most infamous criminals, Leander decides to put his appetite for violence to the ultimate test. Let the villain win. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Wincott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003049de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´We´re getting the band back together.´´ Those six words send a chill down Miki St. John´s spine, especially when they´re spoken with a nearly religious fervor by his brother-in-all-but-blood, Damien Mitchell. However, those words were nothing compared to what Damien says next. ´´And we´re going on tour.´´ When Crossroads Gin hits the road, Damien hopes it will draw them closer together. There´s something magical about being on tour, especially when traveling in a van with no roadies, managers, or lovers to act as a buffer. The band is already close, but Damien knows they can be more brothers of sorts, bound not only by familial ties but by their intense love for music. As they travel from gig to gig, the band is haunted by past mistakes and personal demons, but they forge on. For Miki, Damie, Forest, and Rafe, the stage is where they all truly come alive, and the music they play is as important to them as the air they breathe. But those demons and troubles won´t leave them alone, and with every mile under their belts, the band faces its greatest challenge overcoming their deepest flaws and not killing one another along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069591de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary E-Book: Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood