Magical Shops and Gender Swaps: Selena Storm
From Lizzie Mary Cullen, the illustrator behind hit colouring book The Magical City, comes a wondrously festive treat for the winter. Settle down by the fire and immerse yourself in this mesmerising colouring book. Join celebrations across the world and throughout the years, from skating at the Rockefeller Center to surfing in Sydney and frost fairs on the Thames to Victorian toy shops. Travel with the wise men following a star, spot Santa´s sleigh skimming over the rooftops and discover dazzling gingerbread houses with Lizzie´s intricate inky illustrations. Fans of mindfulness and art therapy will love this beautiful Christmas gift book. A whole world of festivity is waiting for you inside. . .
Welcome to the most magical house in London. The family of 11-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop´s famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily´s great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villians are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world. Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It´s up to them to stop the villians and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm´s way. Their family and the world depend on it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jayne Entwistle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001585/bk_lili_001585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yellowgrass Hill was a busy little town with streets, houses, restaurants, cafes, and little animals that rode in old-fashioned automobiles. This beautiful town rested deep within a magical forest where animals walked, talked, and occasionally squawked. It was a peaceful place that ran down a long dirt road between stores, carrot crops, and yummy candy shops. There you could find a beaver playing a banjo or a weasel having a cup of tea with a rabbit or even a mouse and a cat who were the best of friends. Well, except for that one time. So sit back and listen to the first tale of what life was like in Yellowgrass Hill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Afka Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040919/bk_acx0_040919_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Magic, books, and cats collide in a village near Niagara Falls in the latest Magical Bookshop Mystery from the author of Crime and Poetry. In Cascade Springs, New York, Violet Waverly and her grandma, Daisy, are the proprietors of Charming Books, where the power of the written word is positively enchanting... October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe in the shop´s back garden to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees. Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead during the event. After the shop magically tells Violet she´ll need to rely on Poe´s works to solve the murder, she enlists the help of her trusty tuxedo cat, Emerson, and the shop´s crow, Faulkner. But they must act fast before someone else´s heart beats nevermore...
Yellowgrass Hill was a busy little town with streets, houses, restaurants, cafes, and little animals that rode in old-fashioned automobiles. This beautiful town rested deep within a magical forest where animals walked, talked, and occasionally squawked. It was a peaceful place that ran down a long dirt road between stores, carrot crops, and yummy candy shops. There you could find a beaver playing a banjo or a weasel having a cup of tea with a rabbit, or even a mouse and a cat who were the best of friends. Well, except for that one time. So sit back and listen to the first tale of what life was like in Yellowgrass Hill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Afka Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021537/bk_acx0_021537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Under magical house arrest in her great-grandmother´s suburban cottage, college graduate and reluctant earth mage Shelley Dupree whiles away most mornings spying on the warlock next door. Though erotic daydreams offer some distraction, she faces long working hours, cash flow problems, and a repeat burglar. On Valentine´s Day, she sets a trap for the mysterious intruder, intent on ending his crime streak once and for all. But her scheming cat familiar foils her best-laid plans, and, with a little help from Madame Eve´s 1-Night Stand service, she discovers a far more dangerous species of magical feline. After moving in next to a ramshackle building on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., pastry chef Adrien Chatdurois is plagued by repeat sexual fantasies starring the same curvy brunette. In a state of constant arousal, he devotes his early mornings to grueling exercise and spends the rest of his day handcrafting the city´s best chocolates. When his younger brother stirs up trouble on the shop´s busiest day, the frustrated shifter is forced to pay a surprise visit on his reclusive neighbor. He soon learns not all witches are wart-covered hags, and one in particular might prove the most delicious of desserts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandi Jo John. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079698/bk_acx0_079698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who knew doing a dodgy favor for a friend could lead to such joy at Christmas time? It´s Christmas Eve and it´s a lonesome one for Isla. She split with her boyfriend a year ago and now she really regrets it. As she peruses the sex shops (as you do) on the lookout for a sex toy she needs to purchase as a favor for a friend, Isla meets a strange woman. The woman in question runs a certain kind of boutique that specializes in more than just hot body lingerie. Isla´s evening takes a surprise turn and she gets to relive that special Christmas moment from a year ago. The glowing jingle balls have given her a magical new opportunity. Will Isla make the right decision this time around? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bridget Patmore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082913/bk_acx0_082913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This charming, old-fashioned story of a girl growing up during the depression will convince you that anything is possible. Against a backdrop of authentic hardship and despair, 13-year-old Virginia Eade discovers the true source of happiness. A doctor´s daughter, Virginia spends her days dreaming of romance with ´´the two Charlies´´ - Charles Lindburgh and Charlie Chaplin. Soon Virginia is forced to give up her room to less fortunate relatives, and failed banks, closed shops, and breadlines crop up in her insulated world. When her father asks her to accompany him as he provides much needed medical care in the notorious hobo village, Virginia´s life is changed forever. The 1930s become poignantly real with the novel´s wealth of period detail, providing a dramatic backdrop for a message of hope and compassion. Kate Forbes´ narration of this best-selling inspirational novel is guaranteed to touch your heart. She so skillfully portrays Virginia and conveys the ambiance of the depression era that the result is truly magical. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002321/bk_reco_002321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a stand-alone novella that combines the worlds of The Flame and his novel The Surrender Gate, New York Times best-selling author Christopher Rice returns you to a mysterious candle shop in the New Orleans French Quarter where the scents of passion provide the courage to embrace your heart´s desire. Are some risks worth taking? Laney Foley is the first woman from her hardworking family to attend college. That´s why she can´t act on her powerful attraction to one of the gorgeous teaching assistants in her Introduction to Art History course. Getting involved with a man who has control over her final grade is just too risky. But ever since he first laid eyes on her, Michael Brouchard seems to think about little else but the two of them together. And it´s become harder for Laney to ignore his intelligence and his charm. During a walk through the French Quarter, an intoxicating scent that reminds Laney of her not-so-secret admirer draws her into an elegant scented-candle shop. The shop´s charming and mysterious owner seems to have stepped out of another time, and he offers Laney a gift that could break down the walls of her fear in a way that can be described only as magic. But will she accept it? Light this flame at the scene of your greatest passion, and all your desires will be yours.... Lilliane Williams is a radiant, a supernatural being with the power to make your deepest sexual fantasy take shape around you with just a gentle press of her lips to yours. But her gifts came at a price. Decades ago she set foot inside what she thought was an ordinary scented-candle shop in the French Quarter. When she resisted the magical gift offered to her inside, Lilliane was endowed with eternal youth and startling supernatural powers, but the ability to experience and receive romantic love was removed from her forever. When Lilliane meets a young woman who seems poised to make the same mistake s... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer, Natalie Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026283/bk_adbl_026283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.