Richard began to look around Martin's house. He noticed that all the photographs and paintings were very old and there were none that were less than one hundred years old. Richard's throat began to get dry and he needed something to drink like a glass of water or something. Martin was sitting on the sofa trying to figure out what was going on and had his head in his hands. He didn't notice Richard go into the kitchen and open the cupboard and take out a wine glass. There was a bottle on the table and Richard assumed it was wine. He poured himself a glass of the liquid and raised the glass to his lips and began to drink it. Once he realized that it wasn't wine, but blood that he was drinking, he spit the liquid out in the sink. "What the hell!" he yelled out. He then went to get some water or other cold beverage out of the refrigerator and opened the door and to his horror he saw plastic bags of blood inside. His head started racing and spinning, Richard then passed out. It was all too much for him to take in. Moments later he awoke and Martin was standing over him. "Are you feeling well?" he asked. "What the hell are you? Some kind of vampire?" Richard asked him. Martin then helped Richard up and walked him over to the sofa. "I am what you think I am, but not in the sense of what you are used to with my kind," Martin said. "You are a vampire?" Richard asked. "Yes." Martin began to explain to Richard what had happened and what had changed him to what he is today. He explained every detail to him and ensured him that he has never killed another human being and has never drunk the blood of a human. As he told Richard his story, Richard listened intently. "Can you help me get my daughter? Can you help me get Emily back?" Richard asked. "Yes. Yes I can," Martin replied. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kym Datura. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022843/bk_acx0_022843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ava Lewis is a jewelry maker, the only woman jeweler where she works or that she knows in the business. Ava opens her door to find her brother who immediately falls unconscious to the floor. When she gets him awake and onto the sofa, he tells her he's dying, wounded by a poisoned blade. He demands that she take his pouch full of jewels and run. The only option she sees is to sign up as a mail-order bride under an assumed name, Jane Smith. Seamus 'Lucky' Madigan is a saloon owner. He won three different saloons in poker games and now makes a good living from the businesses. He sees how happy his friend and former captain is with his mail-order bride and orders one for himself. He desires a bride who hasn't known every man in town in an intimate way. Someone he could introduce to his mother, if he had one alive. When the same man who killed her brother comes after Ava, it will take all Seamus's skill with a knife and as a part of a sniper unit to protect his new bride. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Kesler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088628/bk_acx0_088628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lilly Valentine tries to help a damaged teenager - but has she been horrifically abused, or is she lying to save her own skin? Having recently split up from the father of her baby, Lilly is not in a happy place, matters being complicated further by the arrival of her ex-husband, needing a sofa to crash out on, having been thrown out by his girlfriend. In the midst of all this Lilly is asked by a child psychologist if she will help one of her patients: a girl currently sectioned having stolen a car while extremely drunk. While Lilly visits her she is introduced to Chloe, another unstable teenager who slips Lilly a note saying: "Help us". And then Lilly's client is killed and Chloe accused of her murder. Her case is not helped by the fact that the words "Help us" have been carved on the dead girl's stomach.... Helen grew up in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. At 18 she went to Hull university and left three years later with a tattoo on her shoulder and a law degree. She became a lawyer in Peckham and soon had a loyal following of teenagers needing legal advice and bus fares. She ended up working in Luton, working predominantly for children going through the care system. Helen is married to a long-suffering lawyer and is the mother of young twins who take up 90% of her waking hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Church. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012826/bk_adbl_012826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.