The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August. Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up. Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They're sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret. Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well, one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post-hookup taxi to the same place: Boomerang headquarters. What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they're now competitors for only one job at the end of summer. As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other? Or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Wallace, Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004062/bk_harp_004062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Managing and protecting a company’s brand is one of the most important jobs of the chief marketing officer, the chief executive officer, and the board. It used to be that marketers’ greatest challenge was convincing a consumer to try their product and stick with it - beer, apps, cars, etc. But the challenges facing brands have gotten far more complex, and the stakes have grown higher when marketing in the "#FakeNews" era. Leaders must now address a highly polarized marketplace, in which consumers are energized by their tribal affiliations to take action for, or against, brands, based on their perceived values, beliefs, and biases. They also face grim potential consequences - ranging from share loss to job loss - when things go wrong. Should your brand take social and political stands or keep quiet? What are the benefits and risks of weighing in versus sitting on the sidelines? Is embracing brand purpose good for business or wasteful self-indulgence? Can a CEO’s misbehavior in a taxi cab one day bring a PR crisis the next? What happens when the public calls you out on a political position you didn’t even mean to take? This book tackles questions like these, outlining how a company must carefully navigate the waters of the "#FakeNews" era, where moral scrutiny and consumer outrage abound. Here you’ll find strategic and tactical guidance on how to prepare yourself for what may lie ahead, because you won’t have time to puzzle it out when you get that dreaded late-night call from PR. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Godfrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125082/bk_acx0_125082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted to go somewhere, there was no stopping him. This dynamic president called for Air Force One as others summon a taxi - at a moment's notice, whatever the hour or the weather. And the man who made sure that LBJ got his ride was General James U. Cross, the president's hand-picked pilot, top military assistant, and personal confidante. The only Air Force One pilot to have a position, simultaneously, in the White House, General Cross is also the only member of LBJ's inner circle who has not publicly offered his recollections of the president. Until now. In this book, he goes on the record, creating a fascinating, behind-the-scenes portrait of America's complex, often contradictory, always larger-than-life 36th president. General Cross tells an engrossing story. In addition to piloting Air Force One around the globe, he served President Johnson in multiple capacities, including directing the Military Office in the White House; managing a secret two-million-dollar presidential emergency fund; supervising the presidential retreat at Camp David, the president's entire transportation fleet, and the presidential bomb shelters; running the White House Mess; hiring White House social aides, including the president's future son-in-law, Charles Robb; and writing condolence letters to the families of soldiers killed in Vietnam. This wide-ranging, around-the-clock access to President Johnson allowed Cross to witness events and share moments that add color and depth to our understanding of America's arguably most demanding and unpredictable president. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vernon Kuehn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018725/bk_acx0_018725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of five festive erotic stories with mixed and varied themes. 'Candy Cane Thrills' – Roxanne Rhoads: Adrienne has a little Christmas seduction in mind when she dresses up in red velvet for her boyfriend Marcus. But it turns out that she's not the only one with sexy shenanigans in mind. Marcus has been thinking alone the same lines, and he has a sweet Christmas treat in store for her – quite literally! 'Re-invention' – Jodie Davis: Mel's so-called lover has told her she's too old to reinvent herself. But the gorgeous Adonis who's been working in the garden doesn't seem to agree. And Mel finds that reinvention has never been so much fun! 'Screwge' – Landon Dixon: There's nothing as head-spinningly attractive as riches, unless it's having sex on a bed full of gold, as Ted and Helen know. But the pair of thieves haven't read their Dickens, and they don't know the dangers of stealing money belonging to a man named Screwge at Christmas time...Christmas Down Under – Mary Borsellino. Escaping from the cold, bleak English weather to spend Christmas in Australia sounds like a fantasy in itself. But there's more to come for Mary Borsellino's narrator, as the first person she speaks to – a hunky taxi driver called Alex – makes it his mission to show her all the joys of Christmas. 'Sunny Side Up' – Candy Bagham: Christmas has always been about the shagging for Vicki. Going abroad with her friend Donna, finding a sexy hot man or two in a sexy hot country. But Donna hasn't arrived yet, and Vicki might just have found a man she's not prepared to share. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trixi Godwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000253/bk_summ_000253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Essential Kiev Guide (2017 Edition) has been revised and updated to introduce Kiev's key sights, experiences and travel essentials to make your stay in the Ukrainian capital and enjoying and exciting one. Our experience as one of the top Kiev private guides leading tours for hundreds of western visitors every year has helped us craft a book which we hope we offer practical advice and useful tips when navigating our city and its many attractions. The guide is packed full of Kiev travel advice for visitors. The important things you need to know when planning a trip to Kiev Ukraine, one of Eastern Europe's most enchanting capitals. The Guide provides a bumper list of Kiev attractions, captivating historical sites, stunning from Kievan Rus architecture and rich cultural sites in the Ukrainian capital. The best Kiev nightlife, culture, shopping and Kiev clubs are also revealed for those who want to know what to do in Kiev after dark from partying at the famous Buddha Bar Kiev to enjoying the classic music at the National Philharmonic. We'll introduce Kiev food and you'll discover Ukrainian traditional dishes and the best Kiev restaurants serving Ukrainian cuisine. We'll reveal the best airport shuttles, the easy way to travel from Kiev Borispol Airport to the city centre and Zhuliany airport transfers, Kiev's city airport. We share essential tips on using the Kiev metro, how to book a taxi in Kiev, and how to get around Kiev. The Guide recommends the range of the best Kiev hotels in good areas to stay plus Kiev apartment rental options for those tourists looking for to extend their stay. Apartments for rent in Kiev are an increasingly popular and good option for foreign visitors 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086803/bk_acx0_086803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of five erotic stories with mixed and varied lesbian themes from Xcite Books, winners of ETO Best Erotic Book Brand 2010 and 2011. 'Waiting for Isabella' by Amy Eddison: All work and no play has gotten too much for Rose, and on her day off, she is feeling horny and self-indulgent. Isabella calls, asking for an emergency massage appointment, and Rose cannot resist her husky voice; she agrees to see her, but has much more than just a massage on her mind. Isabella is the sort of woman that Rose has only dreamt about and, as she begins to work out her knots of tension, a different type of tension begins to build and the pair of them indulge in some much needed relaxation exercise as they get hot and steamy on the massage couch. 'The Trip of a Lifetime' by Izzy French: Claudia flees the office after discovering that Jon, her boss, has been filming and broadcasting their sexy fun on the internet - a step too far for Claudia. Collapsing in a cab, she realises she has left her laptop behind. She and Anya, the taxi driver, return to the office. Uncertain about entering the building alone, Claudia asks Anya to accompany her, feeling comforted by the other woman’s closeness. Together in the lift, they embark on some sexy fun of their own, and Claudia soon discovers she is far more satisfied to be filmed in flagrante in the office this time around. 'Roses and Figs' by Tabitha Rayne: Artist Selena gets more than she bargained for while painting a portrait of the magnificent Rose - a new and voluptuous client who is determined to share her love of figs... 'When I Am Niki' by Amanda Stiles: Celia is employed as Melissa Jeffrey’s personal assistant, but in the bedroom, their roles are very much reversed: that’s when Celia becomes Niki. Mel’s the kind of woman who likes nothing more than to be dominated, and Niki is happy to accept the challenge - along with her collection of personified toys! 'An Evening Stroll' by Z F 1. Language: English. Narrator: S. Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xcit/000009/bk_xcit_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the secrets of Hollywood storytelling in this fascinating collection, in which fifty screenwriters share the inside scoop about how they surmounted incredible odds to break into the business, how they transformed their ideas into box-office blockbusters, how their words helped launch the careers of major stars, and how they earned accolades and Academy Awards. Entertaining, informative, and sometimes startling, Tales from the Script features exclusive interviews with film's top wordsmiths, including John Carpenter (Halloween), Nora Ephron (Julie & Julia), John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and David hayter (Watchmen). Read along as: Frank Darabont explains why he sacrificed his salary to preserve the integrity of his hard-hitting adapta-tion of Stephen King's novella The Mist. William Goldman reveals why he's never had any interest in directing movies, despite having won Oscars for writing All the President's Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Ron Shelton explains why he nearly cut the spectacular speech that helped cement Kevin Costner's stardom in Bull Durham. Josh Friedman describes the bizarre experience of getting hired by Steven Spielberg to adapt H. G. Wells's classic novel War of the Worlds&#8212;even though Spielberg hated Friedman's take on the material. Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) analyzes his legendary relationship with Martin Scorsese. Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) reveals why the unrelenting hype around his multimillion-dollar script sales caused him to retreat from public life for several years. Tales from the Script is a must for movie buffs who savor behind-the-scenes stories&#8212;and a master class for all those who dream of writing the Great American Screenplay, taught by those who made that dream come true.
Maxi, a homeless mutt in New York City, has always fended for himself. Then one day a kind taxi driver named Jim offers him friendship, a home, and a place in the front seat! From that moment on, Maxi and Jim revel in the sights and sounds of the city, and share all sorts of wild adventures-from rushing two clowns and a chimp to the circus, to singing duets with an opera diva! These and other adventures are brilliantly depicted in Mark Buehner's witty, detail-packed oil paintings.
It used to take years or even decades for disruptive innovations to dethrone dominant products and services. But now any business can be devastated virtually overnight by something better and cheaper. How can executives protect themselves and harness the power of Big Bang Disruption? Just a few years ago, drivers happily spent more than $200 for a GPS unit. But as smartphones exploded in popularity, free navigation apps exceeded the performance of stand-alone devices. Eighteen months after the debut of the navigation apps, leading GPS manufacturers had lost 85 percent of their market value. Consumer electronics and computer makers have long struggled in a world of exponential technology improvements and short product life spans. But until recently, hotels, taxi services, doctors, and energy companies had little to fear from the information revolution. Those days are gone forever. Software-based products are replacing physical goods. And every service provider must compete with cloud-based tools that offer customers a better way to interact. Today, start-ups with minimal experience and no capital can unravel your strategy before you even begin to grasp what's happening. Never mind the 'innovator's dilemma&#8221;&#8212;this is the innovator's disaster. And it's happening in nearly every industry. Worse, Big Bang Disruptors may not even see you as competition. They don't share your approach to customer service, and they're not sizing up your product line to offer better prices. You may simply be collateral damage in their efforts to win completely different markets. The good news is that any business can master the strategy of the start-ups. Larry Downes and Paul Nunes analyze the origins, economics, and anatomy of Big Bang Disruption. They identify four key stages of the new innovation life cycle, helping you spot potential disruptors in time. And they offer twelve rules for defending your markets, launching disruptors of your own, and getting out while there's still time. Based on extensive research by the Accenture Institute for High Performance and in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, and executives from more than thirty industries, Big Bang Disruption will arm you with strategies and insights to thrive in this brave new world.