Plus-size Rebecca´s on a jaunt to another world. She had hopes of finding herself a nice, sweet shifter like her sister, but somehow she ended up being attracted to the big, fiery dragon - a dragon who isn´t looking for love. If only he didn´t have eyes that made her want to take her panties off and a body that sent her hormones into a coma, life would be a lot easier. Vikter Dragos is dying. His dragon couldn´t find a mate, and he´s at the end of his time. He´s fighting the attraction for a sassy, curvy human, but it´s near impossible to stay away from her. If only she´d been his mate, life would be so much easier. He´s losing control of his dragon and his emotions. With Becca around, his life just got more complicated. Becca´s in constant confusion over Vikter´s hot and cold attitude. One moment, he´s kissing her like the world´s going to end; and the next, he´s warning her not to get attached. Figuring out how to scale this dragon might take a lot more patience than she´s got. When competition arises and Vikter sees another wants Becca, he´ll face his feelings or risk losing her forever. Note: Hang on to your panties, folks! This book contains smokin´ hot sex (the fire-breathing kind), adult language (we like some freaky dirty talk), violence, and verbal smack downs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Sweet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043789de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young man is murdered for his prized pet fish. An Asian tycoon buys a single specimen for $150,000. Meanwhile, a pet detective chases smugglers through the streets of New York. Delving into an outlandish realm of obsession, paranoia, and criminality, The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other: a powerful predator dating to the age of the dinosaurs. Treasured as a status symbol believed to bring good luck, the Asian arowana is bred on high-security farms in Southeast Asia and sold by the hundreds of thousands each year. In the United States, however, it´s protected by the Endangered Species Act and illegal to bring into the country - though it remains the object of a thriving black market. From the South Bronx to Singapore, journalist Emily Voigt follows the trail of the fish, ultimately embarking on a years-long quest to find the arowana in the wild. With a captivating blend of personal reporting, history, and science, The Dragon Behind the Glass traces our modern fascination with aquarium fish back to the era of exploration when intrepid naturalists stood on the cutting edge of modern science, discovering new and wondrous species in jungles all over the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006086de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heroes are not born. They rise out of love and duty. What if you have to choose? Book two of Eirik Trilogy continues the story of a god and a Mortal girl. Eirik wants nothing more than to show Celestia - the Witch who pulled him out of the darkness - that his feelings for her are real, but his parents expect him to avenge a wrong done to his family. To make matters worse, Celestia is moving on and is already dating another guy. Then Eirik discovers she is the key to accomplishing his goals. Caught between love and duty, Eirik will do whatever it takes, including getting up close and personal with Celestia, to get his way. Celestia is convinced she is drawn to Eirik because of the bond created by the dragon´s kiss, so she pushes him away. But when he comes to her for help, she is once again thrust into his world, where things are never what they seem. From Earth to the realms of the gods, betrayal follows them and help comes from unexpected sources. But when the time comes for Eirik to choose, will he fulfill his duty or follow his heart? Everything rests on his shoulders as the wrong choice may lead to Celestia´s worst fear - the rise of the Harbinger of Death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Furlong, Kelsey Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032111de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Black dragon Holden Antaeus isn´t looking for a mate. His life is filled with family, work, and dating. Women adore him and he´s never short of offers for sex, but a relationship isn´t something he´s interested in. When Holden´s brother Sean hires a new executive for Antaeus International, Holden´s whole world, and everything he´s ever believed about himself, is blown to bits. Garret Renquist is a green dragon, intelligent, witty, bi-sexual, and hot for Holden. Despite the fact that Holden is positive he´s heterosexual, the moment he meets Garret, something happens inside him. What follows is a journey through stereotypes and ingrained beliefs as Holden struggles with the fact that his destined mate is a man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chip Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012870de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My new patient is odd...because he says he´s from another planet. And can shift into a dragon. Oh, on top of that, he´s a prince. But maybe I´m crazy, too. Because after getting to know him, I wouldn´t mind becoming his princess. Jennifer is a nurse that runs a free clinic on Vaxivia. She has no time for dating and fights for the health and well-being of her Vaxivian people. That is, until one day when she encounters a strange patient in her clinic. Prince Zaruv just started his exile along with his three younger brothers, which was a common tradition in a new king´s reign. They were supposed to get to Dragselis, but were attacked and their ship and crew went crashing toward Vaxivia. They got scattered throughout the land during the crash. Zaruv was injured while landing, but luckily he was found by the local children and brought to the free clinic. He needs to hide the fact that he´s an alien dragon shifter from Jennifer, the beautiful human nurse taking care of him, for fear that she may not help knowing what he is. But he needs her help as he has no one else to turn to. He can´t help but start to feel attraction towards her. Will Jennifer still help him after finding out he is an alien? What will happen to them when the locals find out that he´s not from this planet? Will they end up together or will fate and the rest of the Vaxivian society have other plans for them? Zaruv is the first book in the new Aliens of Dragselis series. This is a science fiction romance story that has a workaholic human female nurse and the dominant alien dragon shifter who shows her love. Each book in this alien dragon shifter, science fiction series has no cliffhanger and a guaranteed happy ending! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Marks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099411de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
World literature is often transposed onto screen and these new interpretations of literary works mostly change several features. This study investigates in a qualitative and quantitative analysis the changes which were made to the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf when it was transposed onto screen. After outlining the original poem and its most prominent topics and features (contents, structure, dating, religion, women and the myth of the hero), the same topics and features (plus others) are examined in the Beowulf films. Those are grouped in major, minor and marginal films and each group shows certain common features and tendencies. The major films with focus on contents and the most important characters constitute the central part of this survey. The study gives interesting results with regard to the changes of plot, characters, language and other features. It is, for instance, striking that several films concentrate on the first part of the story and omit the dragon fight completely, strengthen the role of women and consider heroism in a critical way.
It may be the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature. A date of composition is a matter of contention among scholars; the only certain dating pertains to the manuscript, which was produced between 975 and 1025. The author was an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet, referred to by scholars as the Beowulf poet. The poem is set in Scandinavia. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendels mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants cremate his body and erect a tower on a headland in his memory. The full poem survives in the manuscript known as the Nowell Codex, located in the British Library. It has no title in the original manuscript, but has become known by the name of the storys protagonist. In 1731, the manuscript was badly damaged by a fire that swept through Ashburnham House in London that had a collection of medieval manuscripts assembled by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton.