Book 9 in the Mile High Romance Series. Troy has been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Not only is he now the half owner of the sandwich shop he helped build, but he´s also living in a gorgeous loft condo for dirt cheap. His life would be perfect if he had someone to share it with. Isaac has had some tough breaks in life. He got caught up in some stupid shit when he was younger and spent too many of his teen years in juvie. His family claims to want to get him on the righteous path, but there are too many restrictions they hold over his head as part of that bargain. When he takes a minimum-wage job at a grilled cheese place, he doesn´t have high expectations that it´ll last long. He hopes to get a paycheck or two and maybe skip town. But when he finds his boss´ journal, his plans change in a way he never thought possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093693/bk_acx0_093693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Orion finds himself thrust back to the ancient world of Greece and must prevent the Greek army from destroying the citadel of Troy. If he fails, he will lose the only woman he has ever loved. But if he succeeds, the history of the world will be changed forever. The stunning sequel to Orion (Book 1). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002555/bk_adbl_002555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jennifer Ellis’ business fails, she decides to leave Oklahoma in a cloud of red dust and return to her San Diego roots. Then Troy Stanhope comes along with a solution to her company’s woes, and she falls for his velvety voice and appealing confidence. As their relationship deepens, she is called to the West Coast on a family matter and decides to stay for the summer. She meets a new man and is drawn to his irresistible charm. Her newfound self-awareness mingles with salty ocean breezes and eucalyptus-scented air to place her in his arms. Their liaison is heartfelt but brief, midlife’s last hurrah. Jennifer realizes her heart is back on the Southern prairie, but she may be one adventure too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margaret Espaillat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137189/bk_acx0_137189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Depression consumes the guardian angel, Rhyan, after his human charge chooses her soulmate over him. Filled with anger and despair, he lashes out. And when his hate-filled words land him neck-deep in Hell, he realizes he´s gone too far. He expects trouble, but not to discover his own soulmate in the fiery depths. Abigail is there with good reason, but she´s done her time, and in order to save them both, Rhyan must strike a deal with the Devil. The stakes are higher than ever before, with his soul, his friends and even the fate of Heaven and Earth in jeopardy. If he fails, Rhyan stands to lose more than he ever feared. Will true love be denied? It will take everything he´s got to break down the traps Lucifer puts in his way. New lines are drawn and old scores are settled, and Rhyan is in for the fight of his life. With Abigail as the prize, and humanity in the balance, he will stop at nothing to claim...Hell´s Gift. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy Duran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018283/bk_acx0_018283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can money buy high-quality education? Studies find only a weak relationship between public school funding and educational outcomes. In The Money Myth, W. Norton Grubb proposes a powerful paradigm shift in the way we think about why some schools thrive and others fail. The greatest inequalities in America´s schools lie in factors other than fiscal support. Fundamental differences in resources other than money - for example, in leadership, instruction, and tracking policies - explain the deepening divide in the success of our nation´s schoolchildren. The Money Myth establishes several principles for a bold new approach to education reform. Drawing on a national longitudinal dataset collected over 12 years, Grubb makes a crucial distinction between ´´simple´´ resources and those ´´compound´´, ´´complex´´, and ´´abstract´´ resources that cannot be readily bought. Money can buy simple resources - such as higher teacher salaries and smaller class sizes - but these resources are actually some of the weakest predictors of educational outcomes. On the other hand, complex resources pertaining to school practices are astonishingly strong predictors of success. Grubb finds that tracking policies have the most profound and consistent impact on student outcomes over time. Schools often relegate low-performing students - particularly minorities - to vocational, remedial, and special education tracks. So even in well-funded schools, resources may never reach the students who need them most. Grubb also finds that innovation in the classroom has a critical impact on student success. Here, too, America´s schools are stratified. Teachers in underperforming schools tend to devote significant amounts of time to administration and discipline, while instructors in highly ranked schools dedicate the bulk of their time to ´´engaged learning´´ using varied pedagogical approaches. Effective schools distribute leadership among many instructors and administ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy Klein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005418/bk_acx0_005418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Puppet swallowed her fear, knowing her Master did not like to wait... Troy Utter is a successful man who can afford exotic tastes - including an appetite for controlling his ´´pet´´ Puppet, a beautiful submissive. Most of the time, Puppet tries to behave and Master doesn´t have to punish her. It´s just that lately, the Master works hard and Puppet gets bored. Upon seeing two male gardeners making out, she gets hot. She shows herself off to all the gardeners, including a female one, whom she fantasizes about. Master is not happy with his pet´s behavior. Puppet is summoned for a new kind of punishment: swimming lessons. The Master throws doggy bones in the water, which Puppet must fetch. Every bone she fails to fetch merits punishment later on. Too bad/too good for Puppet, water is not quite her strong suit. Looks like Master has to pull out all the toys, starting with the paddle, the clothes pins and the whip... This is the third part of the sizzling BDSM series, Pet Sitting, full of sultry scenes for mature audiences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Lindsey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026732/bk_acx0_026732_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.