Christmas on the Royal Yacht (Royal Scandals): Nicole Burnham
Another romantic suspense novel from one of Amazon´s best-selling thriller authors. His books are designed to please those wanting a mixture of thriller and romance. Be sure to check out his other novels on Amazon. After being raped, dealing with an abortion and a man who now wants to kill her makes her glad that in a world of madness a least one man can prove to be her hero, but sometimes, even a hero can have secrets that must be confronted. She couldn´t remember having sex with anyone for a long time.Her only explanation--a date rape drug.The problem: it happened onboard the corporate yacht attended by every member of the board of directors, older men and friends of her family. Still, the test strip didn´t lie. And now, someone wants her to have an abortion to end the scandal and would do anything necessary to make sure she either complies or dies before giving birth. An insider, the head of security for Lyon International soon offers her the best chance in surviving and discovering the truth. But Shawn Davis has his own deep secrets to hide. While his grandfather, Brent Lyon is the chairman of the board he had tossed Shawn and his mother to the curb when he was born. His mother had refused to have an abortion, a decision Shawn obviously felt thankful for. This time, however, Shawn can make a difference, especially when Kristina needs someone to believe in her, to be her champion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Silva. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014795/bk_acx0_014795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Glimpse Behind Palace Gates The Barrali family has seen its share of scandals. But what of those who work for the famous royals? This collection of three romantic holiday tales takes you to the Barrali Winery, to an elegant royal yacht, and through the palace´s secret garden to experience the passions of those who serve. A Special Time of Year Christmas with a Prince: A Christmas wedding at the Famiglia Barrali Winery forces Holly Elliott to choose between two princes: one who holds a crown and one who could break her heart...but fulfill her every fantasy. Christmas on the Royal Yacht: When April Dietrich left New York to renovate Sarcaccia´s royal palace, she also left her lover. But when Rock Fournier is hired as head chef on the royal yacht, will it cook up trouble for both their careers? Christmas with a Palace Thief: Palace security chief Umberto Niro defends the royal family from all threats, internal and external. When he finds his ex-girlfriend, a confessed thief, in the queen´s closet, can he choose between duty and passion? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis McCarthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065193/bk_acx0_065193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1994, Joseph N. Gagliano calmly sat back, put his hands behind his head and smiled as the NCAA clocked ticked down the remaining last seconds of the game. It was the third game in a row Joe had bet on where the point spread had to land on a specific number. With millions at stake, was he nervous? Not at all. As the buzzer sounded on the 3rd game, his duffle bags were filled with millions in cash. How? Joe had fixed the outcome of the games. No Grey Areas tells the incredible, true story of the man who orchestrated the largest sports point shaving betting scam in sport´s history. But that is only where the story begins... It is always the cover up, not the crime, where white collar criminals get caught. Joe was caught, convicted and served time in Federal prison for his role in coordinating and financing the 1994 ASU point shaving scandal. His journey continued as Joe came out prison in late 2000 with a passion to clear his name and a desire to remove perceptions held by others of him. He embarked on an aggressive path to success; building a sizeable chain of full service car washes, making millions in real estate, living a life of luxury, and even buying a private jet just to get to his yacht in San Diego quicker. But the story does not end there.... A few years later, the 2008 financial collapse engulfed the world and because of Joe´s ´´grey areas´´ a banking deal landed him in prison for a 2nd term. Labeled a 2-time felon, he made some brilliant and yet morally questionable decisions while searching for the true meaning of success. Inside these pages, you´ll get a backstage pass on what it was like to slowly fall into the ´´grey areas´´ of scandal, greed, corruption, money, and business. Joe´s honest, detailed telling of this life of infamy, history, and successes along with the consequences of his decisions will amaze and inspire you. No Grey Areas is a riveting read, filled with 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Paulson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052171/bk_acx0_052171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hewlett Packard is an American icon, the largest information-technology company in the world. The bedrock of Silicon Valley, it employs more than 300,000 people, its market capitalization is in excess of $100 billion, and its products are in almost every home in the country where there is a printer or computer. In 1999 the company began a transition from the family management style of its founders. It made a bold statement by hiring as its new CEO the most visible female business executive in America: Carly Fiorina. In 2005, the board fired her, amid accusations of imperiousness that had begun to leak damagingly into the business media.The board at that time included one of Silicon Valley´s most flamboyant venture capitalists and owner of the largest and most expensive yacht in the world, and a former CIA asset who believed he personally channeled the values of the company´s founders. Each had a long and complicated history with HP, and each believed he should determine the company´s future. They ran up against a corporate governance expert whom they could not roll, and a new CEO whose loyalties on the board were entirely opaque. In this way, the stage was set for a rancorous feud that split the board into implacably distrusting factions. In the middle of the damaging schism, HP introduced the Big Lie. The lie was pinned on the chairman, who was receiving treatment for stage 4 ovarian cancer. And it sizzled through a largely unquestioning media.Anthony Bianco gets to heart of the ethical morass at HP that ended up damning the entire board that created it. Almost every American has an interest in how the country´s greatest corporations are run, and the character of the people entrusted with them. The story of Hewlett-Packard reflects power struggles that shape corporate America and is an alarming morality tale for our times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002237/bk_adbl_002237_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sweeping from Wimbledon to the Caribbean, from LA to mega yachts in the Med, ´´The Singles Game´´ is a brilliantly entertaining romp through a world where the stakes are high - and no-one plays by the rules. When Charlotte ´Charlie´ Silver makes a pact with the devil, infamously brutal tennis coach Todd Feltner, she finds herself catapulted into a world of stylists, private parties and secret dates with Hollywood royalty. Under Todd it´s no more good-girl attitude: he wants warrior princess Charlie all the way. After all, no-one ever won by being nice. Celebrity mags and gossip blogs go wild for Charlie, chasing scandal as she jets around the globe. But as the warrior princess´s star rises, both on and off the court, it comes at a high price. Is the real Charlie Silver still inside?
The Devil´s Right Hand chronicles the legacy of death and destruction in the gunmaking Colt family during the 19th century, a legacy largely remembered for a lurid murder case that inspired Edgar Allan Poe´s story ´´The Oblong Box´´ - but one that encompassed much more.... New York Times and nationally best-selling author M. William Phelps reveals an unfathomable pattern surrounding repeating arms inventor Samuel Colt - from the death of all his children, including Sam´s sea captain son´s mysterious demise aboard his yacht, to the eccentric life of his widow. But the tip of this iceberg was the 1841-42 murder case of brother John C. Colt, one of New York´s most sensational scandals. Printer Samuel Adams went to collect a debt from bookkeeper and author John Colt and was never seen alive again. Shocking revelations followed: Did John shoot Adams with one of his brother´s Colt firearms before hacking him up and packing him in an oblong box? Did Sam Colt invent the revolving pistol, or steal the idea? Part historical true-crime, part family biography and cultural history, The Devil´s Right Hand is a stirring narrative about a darkly cursed American dynasty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Holcomb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035404/bk_acx0_035404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harold Robbins’s steamy books were once more widely read than the Bible. His novels sold more than 750 million copies and created the sex-power-glamour genre of popular literature that would go on to influence authors from Jackie Collins and Jacqueline Susann to TV shows like Dallas and Dynasty. What listeners don’t know is that Robbins - whom the media had dubbed the ´´prince of sex and scandal” - actually ´´researched” the free-wheeling escapades depicted in his books himself, along with his drop-dead, gorgeous wife, Grace. Now, in this revealing tell-all, for the first time ever, Grace Robbins rips the covers off the real life of the international best-selling author.The 1960s and 70s were decades like no others - radical, experimental, libertine. Grace Robbins chronicles the rollicking good times, peppering her memoir with anecdotes of her encounters with luminaries from the world of entertainment and the arts - not to mention most of Hollywood. The couple was at the center of a globetrotting jet set, with mansions in Beverly Hills, villas and yachts on the French Riviera and Acapulco. Their life rivaled - and often surpassed - that of the characters in his books. Champagne flowed, cocaine was abundant, and sex in the pre-AIDS era was embraced with abandon. Along the way, the couple agreed to a ´´modern marriage,” that Harold insisted upon. With charm, introspection, and humor, Grace lays open her fascinating, provocative roller-coaster ride of a life - her own Cinderella tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cheryl Krawetz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150483/bk_acx0_150483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.