The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City in a wickedly funny debut novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City. If only she hadn't lied about being a dating expert on her resume...Harper Anderson has always thought she should have been born somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick's backyard can one girl take?Already resigned to working at a Skinny B's Juice Press for the summer, Harper is shocked when the ultra-prestigious teen magazine, Shift, calls to say they want her to be their teen dating blogger for the summer. All she needs to do is get her butt to New York in two days.There's just one teeny, tiny problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn't have a whole lot of dating experience. So when Shift's application asked for an "edgy" personal essay, Harper might have misappropriated her best friend's experiences for her own. But she can just learn on the job...right? Will the house of lies Harper has built around her dream job collapse all around her, or will she be able to fake it until she makes it in the big city?Stampler, LauraLaura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist, interning-and then worked on staff-at various newspapers and magazines. Laura has written about everything from dating to social media stars to social justice issues at Time magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. When she isn't writing, she's probably looking at pug gifs on the Internet.
What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out. A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones's Diary, Kim, with her blog, Pastel is the New Black, has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that "chick lit is dead" once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. While Kim's day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that's turning heads - and pages - across the land. It's also popped into Kim's inbox-for review. With their 10-year reunion drawing near, Kim's coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah's book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a "blogger girl" makes the grade in her offline life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Dulude. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008652/bk_tant_008652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Feisty New Yorker Kimberly Long runs the most popular chick-lit book blog on the web, loves playing house with her sexy lawyer boyfriend, Nicholas, and is finally pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a published author. At first glance, her life is worthy of five pink champagne flutes. But is there more to the story than meets the eye? After hearing the phrase "chick lit is dead" more times than she's read The Devil Wears Prada, Kim is driven to desperate measures, seeking advice from up-and-coming chick-lit author Hannah Marshak, her high school nemesis and resident "mean girl". As if Kim doesn't have enough on her plate balancing her secretarial duties with her blog, Pastel is the New Black, shrugging off the growing pile of agent rejections, and keeping her best friend from turning green over Kim's budding friendship with Hannah, Nicholas is so blinded by his career ambitions, he doesn't see that their home sweet home could use more than a dash of sugar. This is the year when all of Kim's dreams - professional and romantic - are supposed to come true, but will her story have a happily ever after or will Kim end up unpublished and all alone? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Dulude. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008808/bk_tant_008808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sassy book blogger-turned-author, Kim Long, thought her life couldn't get any pinker when she received a two-book publishing deal and a marriage proposal in the same night. If only she could drown out the conflicting opinions of her overzealous bridal party. If only everyone would adore her first book - or she could take Nicholas's advice and stop reading reviews. If only Nicholas's past would remain there rather than threaten their future. The pressure is on and the clock is ticking. Will Kim ever write "The End" on her sophomore novel? And, will she and Nicholas make it down the aisle to say those two precious words: "I do?" Put on your reading glasses, fill your champagne flute, and prepare to laugh with (and sometimes at) Kim as she rewrites her happy ending until it's worthy of five pink champagne flutes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Dulude. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011068/bk_tant_011068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Experience a darker side of The Beauty and the Beast where, in a world of vindictive fairies and scornful magicians, not everyone will live happily ever after. Pulchritude tells the tale of Bella, a beautiful girl caught between her selfish father and an enchanted prince ready to sweep her into a dangerous romance built on deception and betrayal. This debut novel by feminist blogger Ana Mardoll returns a classic fairy tale to its origins as social commentary and in doing so holds a strange mirror to our own world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cori Samuel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001946/bk_acx0_001946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) Lifestyle blogger Rachel Hollis has built a career out of being honest about how she’s trying to live her best life. In Girl, Wash Your Face, Hollis serves up all the lies she’s told herself over the years, to encourage us all to start seeing the most basic truth: it is totally up to you to live the life you want to live. Don't miss out on this ZIP Reads summary of Rachael Hollis' funny, heartwarming, and honest take on motherhood, success, authenticity, and life. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? A synopsis of the original book Key takeaways to help you start living your best life Analysis of each takeaway Key themes from Rachael's philosophy Editorial review Short bio of the original author About the Original Book: In Girl, Wash Your Face, lifestyle blogger Rachel Harris shares the lies she’s told herself over the years that have held her back. Covering everything from becoming a mother to running a business, Hollis tells hilariously personal stories about how shaving her toes taught her a lesson about judgment, or when using the word “tired” around the mother of a newborn-baby is dangerous, and why dreaming about a Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was actually a really good professional move for her. Along the way, she shows us that the only thing getting in the way of accomplishing our dreams is our inability to accept the most fundamental truth: we choose the lives we live every day. Rachel Hollis wants us all to come clean, tell the truth, and live it up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Satauna Howery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113623/bk_acx0_113623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Things seem to be going well for Liv Silver: She's adjusting to her new home (and her new family) in London; she has a burgeoning romance with Henry Harper, one of the cutest boys in school; and the girl who's been turning her dreams into nightmares, Anabel, is now locked up. But serenity doesn't last for long. It seems that Liv's troubles are far from over - in fact, suddenly they're piling up. School gossip blogger Secrecy knows all of Liv's most intimate secrets, Henry might be hiding something from her, and at night Liv senses a dark presence following her through the corridors of the dream world. Does someone have a score to settle with Liv? Romance, adventure, and danger abound in Dream On, the second audiobook in the Silver trilogy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marisa Calin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002301/bk_aren_002301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A romantic who believes in love... Walking love disaster Mia Donovan is a reality television production assistant by day, secret dating blogger Lonely Girl by night. All she has to do to get the job of a lifetime is face her fears and step in front of the camera. Unfortunately that also means dating her nemesis, Single Guy, for the entire world to see. A cynic giving love advice... Reluctant dating columnists Ryan Matthews, otherwise known as Single Guy, thinks reality-dating shows are soul-sucking endeavors that have more to do with selling unrealistic expectations than love. But for a shot at writing serious stories, he's willing to go undercover on Love Reality to do an exposé on the dating competition. What he doesn't count on is falling in love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Christensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021061/bk_adbl_021061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.