New Arrivals · eAudiobooks

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The scribbly man [electronic resource]

May 23, 2019
Goodkind, Terry.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2019, p2019.
1 online resource (3 hr., 50 min.)
Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
"They are the monsters under the bed when you are little, the shape just caught out of the corner of your eye when you thought you were alone, the shadow of something in a dark corner that surprises you and then isn't there. They stop you dead with a knot of unexpected terror in the pit of your stomach. We have all seen fleeting glimpses of them. Never long enough to see them as I saw them, but it was them. I recognized it the instant I saw it. We've all seen flashes of them, the dark shadow just out of sight. They could briefly terrify us before but never hurt us because they came from so far distant. They were never able to fully materialize in our world so we saw only transient glimpses of them, the shape of them if the light was just right, if the shadows were deep enough ... if you were afraid enough. I think that the star shift has brought us closer to their realm so that they now have the power to step into our world and hurt us." -Kahlan Amnell.

48 hours [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Forstchen, William R., author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 11 min.)) : digital.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the smash hit One Second After series comes 48 Hours, a nail-biting and prescient thriller about a solar storm with the power to destroy the world's electrical infrastructure. In forty-eight hours, the earth will be hit by a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun, a "Carrington Event" that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world's electrical infrastructure. To try and prevent permanent damage, everything goes dark prior to the hit: global communications are shut down; hospital emergency generators are disconnected; the entire internet, media broadcasting, and cell phone systems are turned off. Will the world's population successfully defend itself in the wake of the CME, or will mass panic lead to the breakdown of society as we know it? William R. Forstchen is at his best in 48 Hours, a tale of the resilience of American citizens when faced with a crisis.

7 myths about singleness [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Allberry, Sam, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 04 min.)) : digital.
While singleness is often widely misunderstood by many in the church today and often viewed in negative terms, the Bible speaks about it very differently. Relying on that biblical viewpoint, this book sets forth a positive vision of singleness by responding to seven common misconceptions, such as the notion that singleness is too hard, requires a special spiritual gift, is a hindrance to ministry, or is a waste of sexuality. Addressed to the church as a whole and written by a single pastor, 7 Myths about Singleness will help listeners better understand, support, and empower the singles around them to contribute to the flourishing of the church as a whole.

A bride for the billionaire bad boy [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Richards, Shadonna.
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 15 min.)) : digital.
She needs securityі When Maxine Summers took over Dream Weddings, Inc., her friend's former business, she had no idea what a nightmare she would have. It is believed a past disgruntled client is making attempts on her life and she can no longer return to her apartment. Feeling alone, Maxine has nowhere to turn-until the sexy, notorious bachelor, Lucas Romero, offers her a proposition. Her heart says yes, but her mind is saying "no way!" He needs stabilityіScandal-ridden billionaire, Lucas Romero, knows his reputation with women could cost him everything he's worked for. He previously met Maxine when she helped plan his grandfather's remarriage, a fifth one at that, so when Lucas discovers she needs protection, he is all too willing to help. Except, falling in love was never a part of the arrangement. Will Maxine be the one to tame his bad boy ways?

A bride for the viscount's cold son. A Regency Romance Novel [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Ashwood, Audrey.
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 59 min.)) : digital.
A poor village orphan. An unexpected fortune. Can she overcome her humble beginnings to find true love? Regency London. Lavinia Talridge is heartbroken. After the premature death of her mother, young Lavinia is left destitute, with no money and no family. Until, in a twist of fate, she discovers that she is wealthy. Before she can believe her new life of privilege is true, Lavinia has an arranged marriage to a handsome gentleman and a chance at love. But when the Viscount's son acts coldly towards her, Lavinia assumes her lower-class background is to blame. Afraid to go through with the potentially-joyless marriage, can the young woman find a lifetime worth of love? A Clean & Wholesome Regency Romance with a dash of suspense. If you like authentic women, romantic moments, and surprising fortunes, then you'll love this delightful love story.

A fare to remember [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Carew, Opal, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 05 min.)) : digital.
A chance encounter leads to a passion they can't forget in Opal Carew's newest erotic romance! Stevie has given up on love and just wants a simple life driving her taxi. But her plans are turned upside down when gorgeous billionaire Reid Jacobs steps into the back of her cab. Commanding and mysterious, he's a temptation she can't resist-and soon their torrid one night stand leads to an intoxicating affair. In Reid's strong arms, Stevie finds herself falling harder than she ever imagined. But is she ready to trust again? And when his business partner falls for Stevie, will it change everything? One thing is clear: she's about to take the ride of her lifeі A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew is one sexy ride!

A moonbow night [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Frantz, Laura, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 51 min.)) : digital.
After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It's a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucky-men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew looking for an experienced guide. When his guide appears, Sion balks. He certainly didn't expect a woman. But it is not long before he must admit that Tempe's skill in the wilderness rivals his own. Still, the tenuous tie they are forming is put to the test as they encounter danger after danger and must rely on each other. With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons listeners to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.

A study in scarlet [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 28 min.)) : digital.
Brought together by a mutual friend, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson discover that they have much more in common than the fact that they're roommates. As Watson begins assisting Sherlock with his work as a consulting detective, he notices that Sherlock has an uncanny ability to assemble deductions based on seemingly minor details.

Accidental duelist : Accidental Champion GameLit Swashbuckler Book 1 [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Whitmer, Jamie Davis, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 35 min.)) : digital.
A Lost Princess and the Swashbuckling Game of a Lifetime. Cari Dix didn't know her whole life was a lie, she only knew she didn't belong here. Growing up with the most ordinary parents ever, all Cari wanted was a life of adventure and a little bit of fun. When she discovers an old, restored computer from her father's past, Cari stumbles into a fantasy game world she'd always thought a part of her childhood imagination. Taking her combat fencing skills with her, she sets out to explore a world her parents said didn't exist. Come along and play the game. Join Cari in this swashbuckling LitRPG adventure, returning to the world of Fantasma once again. This is the first book in a brand new fantasy trilogy picking up where the Accidental Traveler series left off. Play along with Cari as she fights to save the last of the Empire's heirs and carries on the legend her father left behind.

Accidental mage : a LitRPG [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Davis, Jamie, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 18 min.)) : digital.
Dragged back to the game of Fantasma, for Hal Dix, this time it's personal. Hal returns home from Fantasma to find his greatest nightmare has come true. A personal tragedy in the real world drags him back into the game world of Fantasma one last time. Seeking help from his comrades in Fantasma, Hal must master the art of magic, gaining abilities and training under four cantankerous archmages to complete his quest. Does Hal have the discipline to stick with the training and reach the end of his chosen path? Return to the game with the third book of the Accidental Traveler LitRPG fantasy trilogy. Journey along with Hal and his friends in the world of Fantasma, as he becomes the Accidental Mage and fulfills his role as a hero of prophecy.

After midnight in the garden of good and evil [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Bardsley, Marilyn J.
1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital.
As a premier antiques dealer in Savannah, Jim Williams had it all: style, culture, charisma, and sophistication. But three decades of hard work came crashing down the night he shot Danny Hansford, his wild young lover. Jim Williams stood trial four times over the next decade for premeditated murder. While Clint Eastwood's movie-starring Kevin Spacey and Jude Law-and the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt portrayed the natives of Savannah as remarkably decadent, exotic characters, they missed the surprising dark side of Jim Williams himself. He was a smooth predator whose crimes could have put him behind bars long before the death of Danny Hansford. After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is Marilyn Bardsley's continuation of the story, which includes crucial testimony recreating the courtroom drama between a gifted prosecutor and a brilliant defense attorney as they battle over the future of a self-made aristocrat. Revealing insider interviews bring new life to the vivid cast of characters in this unique southern crime story.

Agile and lean and what do they mean?. All you need to know about Agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Iarandine, Dmitri.
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 37 min.)) : digital.
Want to learn about Agile, Lean, Scrum and Kanban in one go, following easy to understand, friendly narrative by a professional Lean-Agile Transformation Coach? Then this book is for you! In this book I'm covering the following key topics that should give you solid foundation for building your knowledge of Agile, Lean and related areas: 1. What is AGILE, at a glance? 2. What is LEAN and Lean Thinking? 3. Introduction to SCRUM Framework 4. Introduction to Lean Kanban 5. Lean Kanban Culture, Principles, Practices 6. What is PRODUCT OWNERSHIP? 7. How to write good User Stories? 8. Methods of Backlog Prioritization 9. Methods of Work Estimation 10. Doing Agile vs. BEING Agile.

Alpha [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Rosko, Mandy.
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 22 min.)) : digital.
For this lonely alpha, searching for his mate has been his life's biggest mission. Right up there with getting revenge on the mutt who killed his father. Billionaire Garret Maxwell has been searching for his mate for decades. When he finds her as a child, his arrangement to see that her family is cared for until she is of age goes awry when the family suddenly vanishes, and he is left to search again. Only now he has to find Miranda Hart before his sworn enemy can get to her first. Miranda is living out of her car, struggling to make payments for her mother's medical bills when a monstrous hand smashes in the window and drags her screaming into the dark woods. A few bites and scratches later, and she'll have a bigger problem than her trashed car. From nowhere, a large, looming figure with a monstrous wolf head, fur, and claws, comes to her rescue. Did she mention the wolf-like head? It can talk, and it can also transform into the most handsome man Miranda has ever seen in her life. Like he walked right out of a Men's Health Magazine, when Garret claims she is his mate, Miranda is stunned, but, come on, with a body like that, she doesn't exactly mind either. Though Garret wants nothing more than to press loving alpha bites all over the tender thighs and breasts of his woman, a number of obstacles get in his way from making that sweet claim. Like his sworn enemy who wants to kill his mate for revenge. That would be a big one. . .

An artless demise [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Huber, Anna Lee, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.)) : digital.
November 1831. After fleeing London in infamy more than two years prior, Lady Kiera Darby's return to the city is anything but mundane, though not for the reasons she expected. A gang of body snatchers is arrested on suspicion of imitating the notorious misdeeds of Edinburgh criminals, Burke and Hare-killing people from the streets and selling their bodies to medical schools. Then Kiera's past-a past she thought she'd finally made peace with-rises up to haunt her. All of London is horrified by the evidence that "burkers" are, indeed, at work in their city. The terrified populace hovers on a knife's edge, ready to take their enmity out on any likely suspect. And when Kiera receives a letter of blackmail, threatening to divulge details about her late anatomist husband's involvement with the body snatchers and wrongfully implicate her, she begins to apprehend just how precarious her situation is. Not only for herself, but also her new husband and investigative partner, Sebastian Gage, and their unborn child. Meanwhile, the young scion of a noble family has been found murdered a block from his home, and the man's family wants Kiera and Gage to investigate. Is it a failed attempt by the London burkers, having left the body behind, or the crime of someone much closer to home?

Black reign : Angela [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
McNair, Ed, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 38 min.)) : digital.
Angela grew up in an all-black, upper-class neighborhood in Virginia Beach. Being raised by conservative parents, street life was almost nonexistent. Her college years at Hampton University would truly educate her; not only in school, but also in life. She never imagined the attention her body and beauty would bring her. Angela finds herself torn between Mac, a successful real estate broker; and Damien, a young Jamaican hustler from Brooklyn. Both show Angela love in their own way, and her choice will be her destiny.

Astonished by God : Ten Truths to Turn the World Upside Down [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Piper, John.
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 59 min.)) : digital.
Turn your world on its head. For more than thirty years, John Piper pastored in the rough and tumble realities of downtown Minneapolis, preaching his people through the ups and down of life one Sunday at a time. When it came to capturing a generation of joy in one final sermon series, he turned to ten trademark truths to leave ringing in his peoples' ears. These ten are world-shaking truths-each astonishing in its own way. First they turned Piper's own world upside down. Then his church's. And they will continue to turn the whole world upside down as the gospel of Christ advances in distance and depth. These surprising doctrines, as Piper writes, are "wildly untamable, explosively uncontainable, and electrically future-creating." Join a veteran author, pastor, and Christian leader as he captures the ten astonishing, compassionate, life-giving, joy-awakening, hope-sustaining truths that have held everything together for him. This book is a revised edition of the earlier title, Doctrine Matters.

Barbarian's choice [electronic resource].

May 21, 2019
Dixon, Ruby.
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.)) : digital.
I might be the only unmated female in my tribe, but it doesn't mean I've given my heart. I'm waiting. I want resonance, and I won't settle for anything less. But when an alien ship lands and a handsome stranger steps out, I know he's the one. His name's Mardok and he's fascinatingly different-and distractingly appealing. But Mardok can't stay on the ice planet, and he says he can take me with him. Now, I must make a choice. Do I stay and lose my mate forever? Or do I follow him to the stars and leave behind everything I know? Contains mature themes.

Beard in mind [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Reid, Penny, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 22 min.)) : digital.
From the NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, & USA TODAY bestselling series. All is fair in love and auto maintenance. Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually. Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone's favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston's charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket. Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever. She mumbles to herself, but won't respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won't shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words. Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life. The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora's box of complexity-exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity-and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.

Beard science [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Reid, Penny, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 01 min.)) : digital.
From the NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, & USA TODAY bestselling series. Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee's reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother's ambitions, and her father's puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate. And desperate times call for Cletus Winston. Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he's in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So. . . what's a maniacal mastermind to do? Likely, the last thing you expect.

Bending the rules [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Harte, Marie, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 26 min.)) : digital.
Rex Samson is at the top of his game. His business is booming, his family loves him, and there's not a woman-or man-he can't charmіuntil he meets Natalie Wielder, a tough-as-nails city planner who doesn't fall at his feet. She's firm, sexy, and exactly what he needs: a woman to put him in his place. Nat has better things to do than play with the mayor's golden boy, but orders are orders, so she accompanies him to a mandatory social function. To her shock, she thoroughly enjoys herselfіand breaks rule number one: no dating the enemy. Rex is charming, sexy, and fun to be around. Even a brief encounter with a sexy stranger can't put off her memories of Rex's smile. But her sexy stranger and Rex turn out to be the same man. Now her secrets are exposed, his are shockingly arousing, and her policy about not mixing business and pleasure-rule number two-has gone by the wayside. But what else can she do but say yes when Rex has no problem letting her take the lead in bed? Before long, she knows she can't live without him. But Rex's kinky proclivities mirror hers-neither of which are good for her career. Loving him might mean losing what she's worked so hard to attain. Soon, she'll have to figure out what's more important in life-her rules or love?

Blood & ivy : the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Collins, Paul, 1969- author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 19 min.)) : digital.
A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America's most celebrated universityOn November 23, 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor-some leads put Parkman at sea or in Manhattan-but a Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never even left the Medical School building. His shocking discovery engulfed America in one of its most infamous trials, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. John White Webster, Harvard's professor of chemistry. A baffling case of red herrings, grave robbing, and dismemberment, it became a landmark in the use of medical forensics. Rich in characters and atmosphere, Blood & Ivy explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America's greatest murder mysteries.

Blood and chaos [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Soto, S. M., author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 18 min.)) : digital.
She was the puppet. He pulled the strings. Now the death toll is rising-what could this mean? It was all a gameіof feelingsіof pain. Death is just an illusion, or so they say. She was just a pawn on a piece of his demented board. But there's only one question left to settle the score: Can dead people really stay dead?

Center mass [electronic resource].

May 21, 2019
Vale, Lani Lynn.
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 10 min.)) : digital.
Luke Roberts came to the small lazy town of Kilgore, Texas, with one thing on his mind: Forgetting. He wanted to forget why he left. Forget those emerald green eyes that haunted his dreams. And forget how it felt to have his heart ripped out of his chest by a woman who didn't like the fact that he had a child. It was something he'd been doing a damn fine job of doing, too. Until Reese smashed through every one of his defenses, and made him feel again. Reese Doherty was just trying to do the best for her little girl. So she moved to the little boomtown nearly an hour from where she grew up to be the school nurse for Kilgore's littlest people. That's where she met him. The SWAT officer and the man that would change her life forever. But Luke was a hero. A man used to risking his life to make the world a safer place. Something Reese had to decide whether she could handle or not. Preferably before her and her daughter became too attached. Just when she's ready to give him her whole heart, her world takes a huge hit, and everything she thought she knew wasn't as it seemed. Luke wasn't a quitter, though. Damn far from it, and he'd prove to her that he'd be there when the dust settled. Contains mature themes.

Children of Amarid [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Coe, David B., author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (21hr., 53 min.)) : digital.
For a millennium, the Children of Amarid have served the people of Tobyn-Ser. Drawing upon the Mage-Craft, which flows from the psychic bond they forge with their avian familiars, the Mages of the Order have fulfilled their oaths by healing the injured and ill, repelling invasions by the land's enemies, and caring for the people in times of crisis. They are governed by laws handed down by Amarid, the first of their kind, who committed the Mage-Craft to the people's protection. Only once in a thousand years has a mage defied those laws. Theron, a contemporary of Amarid, sought to use his powers to gain wealth and glory. For that, he was punished, although not before he brought down a terrible curse on his fellow mages and all who would come after them. Recently, dark rumors have spread across Tobyn-Ser. Children of Amarid have been seen destroying crops, vandalizing homes, massacring men, women, and children. Have the mages forsaken their oaths? Has Theron returned from beyond death to take his vengeance? Or does Tobyn-Ser face a new threat, one it is ill-prepared and ill-equipped to face? With the land in turmoil and faith in the Mage-Craft badly shaken, it falls to Jaryd, a young mage with extraordinary potential but little knowledge of the power he wields, to find and destroy Tobyn-Ser's enemies before they destroy all he holds dear. Children of Amarid is the first volume of the Lon Tobyn Chronicle, David B. Coe's Crawford Award-winning debut series.

Cold terror [electronic resource]

May 21, 2019
Sleeman, Susan, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.)) : digital.
Forensic artist Hannah Perry's skills make her a valuable asset to the police in solving criminal investigations. Now she's taking a much-needed vacation on a secluded island with her young son. But a young woman has been murdered. Her body unidentified. Her skull recently discovered by the police, and Hannah feels compelled to help find the killer. She decides to work on the reconstruction in the evenings while her son sleeps. But as the woman's face takes shape, an assailant invades Hannah's cabin and tries to end her life. Before he can permanently silence her, she and her son flee the island in a small boat. Trouble is, as they approach Cold Harbor, ocean waves capsize the boat, enveloping them both in cold terror. But it also makes her the next target. Former SEAL Gage Blackwell can't believe his eyes as he plunges into the raging waters to rescue the pair. Owner of Blackwell Tactical-a law enforcement training facility and protection services agency-Gage pulls the woman he once loved from the angry ocean. When he learns of her attack, he vows to protect her while hunting down the killer. Alone and vulnerable, Hannah has to accept Gage's protection-even if it means staying close to the man who'd once walked out on her without a backward glance.

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