In this collection of 28 ´´riotously funny and outrageously honest´´ true-life tales, author Joni B. Cole manage to mingle low moments with high comedy; and social awkwardness with social observation. The title essay was inspired when the author went to the bookstore and noticed all the best sellers about adorably naughty dogs. At first resentful of these other writers´ successes (´´Unfortunately, my own career as an author had not been going so well these past couple years, not since I´d discovered the ´Watch Instantly´ option on Netflix´´), Cole eventually realized she had her own bad-dog story to exploit - hers in the form of her adorable ´´Chihuahua Bat´´, who won´t be contained by invisible fencing and won´t let anyone pet the family cat in peace. Yet from this huffish beginning evolved a tale as heartwarming as it is hilarious. Self-aware, edgy, and masterfully crafted, this charismatic collection (including some heartbreakers) is for anyone who has ever felt over-attached to a pet, stalked her high school crush, said long goodbyes to loved ones, or tried to talk (and talk and talk) her way through the ups and downs of life. A wonderful new addition to a genre best described as humor that matters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Elizabeth Lynn Farrar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001568/bk_acx0_001568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of Black Knight Chronicles short stories features the ongoing adventures of Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood (Hard Day´s Knight, Back in Black, Knight Moves). Collected here for the first time are - ´´Gone Daddy Gone´´ - a Black Knight prequel previously only available in the Twelve Worlds charity anthology. In this short story, Jimmy and Greg help a woman with a zombie problem, a husband with a wife problem, and a teenager with a step-parent problem, all at the same time! ´´Movie Knight´´ - There´s a demon on the loose in the hospital. Jimmy and Greg have to kill it before it decides the nursery is a buffet. So much for a relaxing night at home watching movies. In this Black Knight Chronicles short story, Jimmy Black, Greg Knightwood and Sabrina Law must race against time to defeat a nasty Chihuahua-demon before it decides the hospital nursery is an all-you-can-eat buffet. ´´Black Magic Woman´´ - It´s the annual comic convention - what can go wrong? You just had to ask, didn´t you? The boys from Black Knight Investigations get tangled up in more than they ever bargained for when they try to help a lost kid find his dad. Hilarity does not ensue when an ancient soul-sucker shows up to drain the local nerd population of vitality and life energy. If you´ve ever wondered who would win in a knock-down, drag out fistfight between Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood, here´s your chance to find out! ´´Turkey Day Debacle´´ - Jimmy and Abby go shopping for a Thanksgiving meal in this hilarious holiday short. This collection also includes the first chapter of Hard Day´s Knight, Black Knight Chronicles Vol. 1. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051175/bk_acx0_051175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Susie opens a tea shop next to Jack´s coffee shop and the war begins. Jack Robbins has a booming coffee business, an 80-year old customer who can´t keep his clothes on, and a rescue Chihuahua named Chimichanga that likes to kiss on the mouth. Life is good until the new business next door takes a bite out of his sales. Susie McKenna has the new tea shop everyone is talking about, an over-protective brother, and a stubborn, good-looking neighbor who is trying to steal her customers. Things really start to percolate when Jack and Susie both volunteer to help plan the downtown festival. They have to work together and soon Jack will need his daily fix of Susie. But can a coffee lover and a tea devotee put their competition aside to get their happily ever after? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Tremblay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072927/bk_acx0_072927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Morgan Beale is a pop icon - and hates every second of it. He begins adapting the latest best seller, The Chihuahua in the Blue Prada Bag, into a blockbuster movie just before his celebutante wife starts remodeling their Hollywood home, driving Beale to a hotel. Dodging the paparazzi one morning on his way to Starbucks, he spots his writing partner, Luke, who has been dead for over a decade, and who is staring into a mysterious hole in the ground. Driving headlong into the hole, they discover the surreal otherworld of Starbucks Nation, a film set littered with characters from Beales life and the novel he´s adapting, including a talking Chihuahua and an elite commando unit of ethnic cookie-making elves. Mercilessly lampooning our fascination with reality television, celebrity blunders, and mindless infotainment, Starbucks Nation brilliantly showcases the absurdities of modern society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Tecosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008621/bk_adbl_008621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet Evelyn and Godfrey. Evelyn is breaking up with her boyfriend, as she’s seen their dismal future together at Dr Chin’s office: the life they may have when they are both many years older, singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to a Chihuahua and arguing about cheese. She hopes for more. Meanwhile Godfrey is proposing to his girlfriend, Madge - who’s not quite willing to take that leap. She wants to see their future together first...just to be sure they’re meant for one another. Then, one day, Evelyn and Godfrey meet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Clark-Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000571/bk_oakh_000571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet Julie Chavan. Julie is trying to rescue the legendary New York publishing house West 57. Everyone else in her life is trying to rescue Julie - her mother, her ex-fiancé, her ex-best friend, and even the ghost of her dead father. They all think they know what Julie needs. What Julie actually needs is a big best seller for West 57, but her debut of the year´s hottest book is spinning wildly out of control. Julie is dealing with a dead con artist, an oversexed London agent, an irresistible young book editor, a drunk author spouting bawdy limericks, and a flying Chihuahua. The smart thing would be to say good-bye to West 57. Julie´s Hollywood mother wants her in Los Angeles, and there´s nothing keeping Julie in New York - nothing except her whole life. But before Julie can decide where she´s going, she has to decide what she really wants. Exuberantly funny and emotionally rich, West 57 will make you laugh and cry about love, friendships, and the big choices in life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meredith Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008134/bk_blak_008134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The character you loved to hate in Chaser becomes the character you will simply love in Raining Men. It´s been raining men for most of Bobby Nelson´s adult life. Normally, he wouldn´t have it any other way, but lately something´s missing. Now, he wants the deluge to slow to a single special drop. But is it even possible for Bobby to find ´´the one´´ after endless years of hooking up? When Bobby´s father passes away, Bobby finally examines his rocky relationship with the man and how it might have contributed to his inability to find the love he yearns for. Guided by a sexy therapist, a Sex Addicts Anonymous group, a well-endowed Chihuahua named Johnny Wadd, and Bobby´s own cache of memories, Bobby takes a spiritual, sexual, and emotional journey to discover that life´s most satisfactory love connections lie in quality, not quantity. And when he´s ready to love not only himself but someone else, sex and love fit, at last, into one perfect package. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Solo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024621/bk_acx0_024621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.