Cannes is a feast for the senses. From a sleepy fishing village to a world-renowned vacation spot full of stars and wannabees. How did this happen? Come listen to all the juicy gossip from the film festival, who did what and who missed out. What did the man in the iron mask and Napoleon end up doing in Cannes? Where are the best restaurants? What are these tasty delights in the markets? Cannes, beautiful and timeless as ever with long beaches as far as the eye can see.
Many artists and architects through the centuries, fell under the silent, timeless fascination of Roman ancient ruins; some of them are still amazingly eloquent and allow you to feel the vibration of the spaces they used to be. A private guided tour will lead you to discover the astonishing remains of the Baths of Caracalla, one of the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, then the massive traces of Circus Maximus, an enormous arena meant for horse races and now hosting premium musical and sportive events. Close by, an ancient church will disclose on e of its treasures: the Mouth of Truth, an iconic graven mask which seems to be able to spot lies... At the end of it all, surrounded by these stately witnesses of the past, you will enjoy the freshest of Roman delicacies: grattachecca, an ice granita with a wide range of delicious flavors.
The stories in Paper Heart investigate contemporary romance from a wide range of angles, each centering around the timeless topics of love and heartbreak. Stories like "Sunday Morning at Jonseys' Diner" explore both familial and romantic love while stories like "Summer Fling" and "The Idea of the Mask" examine desire in the face of an inevitable end. Though the stories differ aesthetically, what is constant throughout the collection is a love that is fragile and characters who navigate life as thwarted dreamers and hopeless romantics, sufferers of their own paper hearts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Arthur, Casey Holloway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024679/bk_adbl_024679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One moment can change your life forever.... A chance encounter on a darkened street draws Violet Lee into a world beyond her wildest imaginings - a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth, of beautiful mansions and lavish parties, where a decadent group of vampires lives for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no escape - no matter how hard Violet tries. Because all the riches in the world can't mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn. Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds - but it's a passion that comes at a price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josie Dunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004527/bk_harp_004527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The addictive, enthralling debut by online sensation Abigail Gibbs. The sexiest romance you'll read this year. One moment can change your life forever.... For Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth, of beautiful mansions and lavish parties, where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no escape...no matter how hard Violet tries. Yet all the riches in the world can't mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn. Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds, but it's a passion that comes at a price. As featured on BBC Breakfast and Sky News and in the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail Online, Huffington Post and Sugarscape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josie Dunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002109/bk_hcuk_002109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The United States Congress in 1929 passed legislation to fund travel for mothers of the fallen soldiers of World War I to visit their sons’ graves in France. Over the next three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made the trip. In this emotionally charged, brilliantly realized novel, April Smith breathes life into a unique moment in American history, imagining the experience of five of these women. They are strangers at the start, but their lives will become inextricably intertwined, altered in indelible ways. These very different Gold Star Mothers travel to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery to say final good-byes to their sons and come together along the way to face the unexpected: a death, a scandal, and a secret revealed. None of these pilgrims will be as affected as Cora Blake, who has lived almost her entire life in a small fishing village off the coast of Maine, caring for her late sister’s three daughters, hoping to fill the void left by the death of her son, Sammy, who was killed on a scouting mission during the final days of the war. Cora believes she is managing as well as can be expected in the midst of the Depression, but nothing has prepared her for what lies ahead on this unpredictable journey, including an extraordinary encounter with an expatriate American journalist, Griffin Reed, who was wounded in the trenches and hides behind a metal mask, one of hundreds of "tin noses" who became symbols of the war. With expert storytelling, memorable characters, and beautiful prose, April Smith gives us a timeless story, by turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, set against a footnote of history - little known, yet unforgettable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003748/bk_rand_003748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A MERRY DANCE by Josi S. Kilpack. When Lila overhears her uncle talking about a man coming to look for property in the county, she doesn't think twice, until her uncle says he hopes Lila will find enough interest to marry the man. How can she marry someone named Mortimer Luthford, not to mention that his advanced age of thirty-three, and especially since she's already in love with her absent cousin Neville? But when Mortimer arrives, Lila has to try every trick known to women to act not interested in the rather fascinating man, which proves a very difficult façade to maintain. UNMASKING THE DUKE by Donna Hatch. The last thing Hannah Palmer wants to do is flirt with men in a crowded ballroom, but when her sister throws a Masquerade Ball, Hannah can't say no to the invitation and takes comfort behind a mask. She dances with a charming masked man, matching him wit for wit. When the glorious evening culminates in a kiss, and the two remove their masks, Hannah is horrified to discover the man she's been flirting with all night is her most despised neighbor, the Duke of Suttenberg. No matter how charming the duke was at the ball, and how wonderful the kiss, he is the last man she'd ever accept. WHAT'S IN A NAME by Nancy Campbell Allen. Penelope Timely has a terrible secret. She's been writing letters to the Duke of Wilmington, pretending to be her ever-proper twin sister, Persephone. Now, the duke has written that he'll be coming for the Autumn Masquerade Ball and Festival. Penelope will have to continue the charade while the duke is in town in order to protect her sister. The Duke of Wilmington isn't fooled for a moment, but instead of confessing that he knows about the deception, he finds himself utterly charmed by Penelope and jumps into the game of deception to see how far the twin sisters will take it. Other Timeless Regency Collections: A Midwinter Ball, Spring in Hyde Park, Summer House Party, A Country Christmas 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009253/bk_brll_009253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
&#8220;Howard&#8217;s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.&#8221; &#8212;Stephen King &#8220;I adore these books. Howard had a gritty, vibrant style&#8212;broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life. I heartily recommend them to anyone who loves fantasy.&#8221; &#8212;David Gemmell, author of Legend and White Wolf &#8220;The voice of Robert E. Howard still resonates after decades with readers&#8212; equal parts ringing steel, thunderous horse hooves, and spattered blood. Far from being a stereotype, his creation of Conan is the high heroic adventurer. His raw muscle and sinews, boiling temper, and lusty laughs are the gauge by which all modern heroes must be measured.&#8221; &#8212;Eric Nylund, author of Halo: The Fall of Reach and Signal to Noise &#8220;That teller of marvelous tales, Robert Howard, did indeed create a giant [Conan] in whose shadow other &#8216;hero tales&#8217; must stand.&#8221; &#8212;John Jakes, New York Times bestselling author of the North and South trilogy &#8220;For stark, living fear . . . what other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?&#8221; &#8212;H. P. Lovecraft &#8220;Howard wrote pulp adventure stories of every kind, for every market he could find, but his real love was for supernatural adventure and he brought a brash, tough element to the epic fantasy which did as much to change the course of the American school away from precious writing and static imagery as Hammett, Chandler, and the Black Mask pulp writers were to change the course of American detective fiction.&#8221; &#8212;Michael Moorcock, award winning author of the Elric saga &#8220;In this, I think, the art of Robert E. Howard was hard to surpass: vigor, speed, vividness. And always there is that furious, galloping narrative pace.&#8221; &#8212;Poul Anderson &#8220;Howard honestly believed the basic truth of the stories he was telling. It&#8217;s as if he&#8217;d said, &#8216;This is how life really was lived in those former savage times!&#8217;&#8221; &#8212;David Drake, author of Grimmer Than Hell and Dogs of War &#8220;For headlong, nonstop adventure and for vivid, even florid, scenery, no one even comes close to Howard.&#8221; &#8212;Harry Turtledove &#8220;The stories have a livingness about them [that&#8217;s] impossible to fake. . . . Not one of them is boring&#8212;there is always some special touch&#8212;and most, of course, are rousers.&#8221; &#8212;Gahan Wilson, reviewer and author of I Paint What I See &#8220;The best pulp (fantasy) writer was Robert E. Howard.&#8221; &#8212;Fritz Leiber, author of Green Millennium and Farewell to Lankhmar &#8220;Weird, fantastic, but peopled with real men who think and act as we conceive the thoughts and acts of men. . . . None of the dummies that pirouette through some stories, using stilted, supposedly archaic language, and moving in response to the author&#8217;s obvious string-pulling. All of which leads you to believe that I like it. Correct. I do.&#8221; &#8212;E. Hoffman Price, author of The Jade Enchantress &#8220;[Behind Howard&#8217;s stories] lurks a dark poetry, and the timeless truth of dreams. That is why these tales have survived. They remain a fitting heritage of the poet and dreamer who was Robert E. Howard.&#8221; &#8212;Robert Bloch, author of Psycho &#8220;HOWARD WAS A TRUE STORYTELLER&#8212;one of the first, and certainly among the best, you&#8217;ll find in heroic fantasy. If you&#8217;ve never read him before, you&#8217;re in for a real treat.&#8221; &#8212;Charles de Lint, Award-winning author of Forests of the Heart and The Onion Girl