In Barbara O’Neal’s novel of hope and renewal, two very different sisters discover that life is like a garden: Tend to it daily, nourish it with patience and optimism, and then watch the beauty unfold. After tragedy shatters her small community in Seattle, the Reverend Elsa Montgomery has a crisis of faith. Returning to her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado, she seeks work in a local soup kitchen. Preparing nourishing meals for folks in need, she keeps her hands busy while her heart searches for understanding. Meanwhile, her sister, Tamsin, as colorful as Elsa is unadorned and steadfast, finds her perfect life shattered when she learns that her husband is a criminal.
Happy Endings is a must-listen for anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on in those Asian massage parlors and seedy looking hotels on the edge of town. Want to know what it's really like when guys go out and pay for sex? This is a very real, totally honest exploration of what it's like for a normal (and very nervous) guy who decided to take the plunge.
When her boyfriend of three months, Tad Showers, proposes, 26-year-old April thinks that everything in her life is finally falling into place. Between her flaky, tree-hugging mother and her she-devil boss, marriage seems like the place she'll find love and security. Tad's exactly the kind of man April wants: smart, ambitious, and wildly romantic.
"Good Book SoSo Narrator"
Ever Upward is Justine Froelker's surprising story of triumph over terrible luck. This is the story of how Justine redefined her childless life and learned to be okay, whole and happy with a full childfree life. Ever Upward is a story that resonates with many: a story of pain, struggle, recovery, triumph and acceptance.
"Your happy ending is yours to create!"
The 90-Minute Effect explores the subtle manner in which all good stories are molded and shows how we as audience members shape our own lives according to what we see on screen and read in books. Eric Robert Morse examines the patterns in plot structure and character development that arise in all good stories, showing how each example offers its own unique approach to the universal formula.
"Life changes on the way to happily ever after, doesn’t it? I mean, sometimes you don’t even see it coming until one day you wake up and say, 'Wait - this is not where I was supposed to end up!' It doesn’t matter if you got divorced, got fat, got fired, got sick, or just got stuck - you can always call for a 'redo.' See, you’re the author of your own book and it’s time for a dramatic plot twist, so let’s get working on that. This is not the end of your story; this is where you learn about second acts, second chances, and new beginnings..."
Tina Devino is a moderately successful romantic novelist who longs to enter the realms of bestsellerdom. But her own life is a world away from that of her romantic heroines. Her off-on lover, the exotic former Russian ballet star, Sergei Popov, seems to be drifting away, and her position on the Salubrious Press fiction list is threatened by younger, more glamorous authors. She knows if the sales of her latest book don't improve dramatically, it might be her final novel.
Netflix creates loyalty with every conceivable tool of friendly persuasion, from high-tech market analysis to low-tech phone banks manned by people famous for coaxing smiles out of grumps. Result: a vibrant, highly successful enterprise that has beaten off numerous competitive threats and built an ever more credible promise of future growth.
"Some Good Customer Care and Business Strategies"
E.E. King offers a unique perspective on life, love and sometimes the meaning of the universe. This exuberant collection of short fiction and a novella is often hysterical, occasionally tragic and always thoughtful. Funny and dark, these tales will have you up all night.
"Tourist Who Put a Baby Bison in SUV: 'I Thought It Was Going to Be a Happy Ending'" is from the June 03, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Larimer and narrated by Jill Melancon.
Happy Ending is an SF story about the far future when the last solar system wide dictator has been finally defeated and what will he do? What will he do? This is also an exploration of mental megalomania and it's effects. His happy ending is perhaps suitable, but probably not so happy.
Comedian Jim Norton is dirty...really dirty...the kind of dirty that makes The Aristocrats look like a knock-knock joke. Fortunately for him, his kind of dirty humor has earned him the distinction of being third microphone on the immensely popular Opie & Anthony syndicated radio show. In Happy Endings, Jim brings his raw, hilarious, and offensively honest comedy to Audible® listeners.
For every fan who has wished Jane Austen herself might have enjoyed the romance and happy ending she so carefully crafted for all her heroines: The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen, by Shannon Winslow. What if the tale Jane Austen told in her last, most poignant novel was inspired by momentous events in her own life? Did she in fact intend Persuasion to stand forever in homage to her one true love?
"Imaginative version of Jane Austen's Life"
Face down on the table and relax.... I am going to attend to your every need today. We are going to work on letting go of all your stiffness, and before you leave you will be totally content and very happy indeed. So says the incomparable Jezebel as she begins her ministrations. Fantasy Sex for Men is a series of audio experiences aimed at heterosexual male listeners. These experiences have been produced with sexually explicit fantasy themes in mind.