Happy New Year! It’s the start of another exciting year of audio production and we are looking forward to titles from the best and bestselling authors in the world. Who will be this year’s E. L. James? Who will walk off with the Audie Awards book and narrator of the year? Stay tuned! Today we’ll chat with Michelle Moran, who places her romantic fiction firmly in the well-researched periods she loves to visit – from ancient Egypt to her latest, set in the court of Napoleon, called The Second Empress. Next, Maggie Linton talks with Patrick Robinson about national security and his new thriller, Power Play. And the bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel is back as Jared Diamond asks what we can learn from traditional societies in his newest The World Until Yesterday.But first, Maggie has the top-ten Mystery and Thriller downloads from audible.com. [Broadcast Date: January 1, 2013] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/this/130101de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the past six months, Jared´s been selling sex at Market Garden, a London club that caters to the better-off. But business is slow in the run-up to Christmas, when businessmen and bankers are too busy bickering over bonuses to rent themselves a little high-class action. Though Jared´s wallet finds the downtime unnerving, the rest of him rather enjoys the opportunity it gives him to admire Tristan, an old hand in the club whose reputation usually sees him well-booked. Jared has been crushing on Tristan for months – he´s no more immune to Tristan´s cockiness and confidence than the johns, and those are just Tristan´s inner qualities. Just as Jared´s about to chat Tristan up, a businessman asks for something a little different: he wants to book them both. They agree – and Jared finds himself going from crush to mind-bending lust as he´s made the pawn in a sexual power game. Tristan shows him how a pro handles a john while delivering the top-shelf sex for which the Market Garden is so rightly renowned. This 10,000-word short story was previously published.