If you are thinking about getting into the UK property market, then this title, written by an author with over 30 years experience, is for you. Learn what to look for when choosing property in which to invest, whether for rental or refurbishment, and hear of the common mistakes that are made and the steps you can take to avoid them. Detailed chapters cover important topics, such as how to maximise the tax benefits that are available to you, how to select your professionals, the art of buying at auction, and tips on negotiating with agents. Learn the two golden rules that will guide you throughout your career as you begin building your empire and develop ´best practice´ habits when it comes to crafting your leases and preparing contracts for sale. Take advantage of the knowledge and wisdoms shared in this presentation and equip yourself with a power of understanding that will help you as you consider your next steps in the world of property investing. Be part of the next generation of successful property investors! The auctioneer stepped up to the podium. He looked out beyond the lectern and into the hall, whereupon he saw every seat occupied and people lining the walls. As he tapped his gavel the room fell silent. ´´Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to welcome you here today. Before we begin, I want us to be clear about one thing. We are not here to just sell you houses and flats. We are here to help you achieve riches beyond your imaginations. We are here to create the next generation of property millionaires´´.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Hopper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/soba/000006/bk_soba_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For Nolwenn witch Talaith, a bad day begins with being dragged from bed by an angry mob intent on her crispy end and culminates in rescue by - wait for it - a silver-maned dragon. Existence as a hated outcast is nothing new for a woman with such powerful secrets. The dragon, though? A tad unusual. This one has a human form to die for, and knows it. According to dragon law, Talaith is now his property, for pleasure or otherwise. But if Lord Arrogance thinks she´s the kind of damsel to acquiesce without a word, he´s in for a surprise. Is the woman never silent? Briec the Mighty knew the moment he laid eyes on Talaith that she would be his, but he´d counted on tongue-lashings of an altogether different sort. It´s embarrassing, really, that it isn´t this outspoken female´s magicks that have the realm´s greatest dragon in her thrall. No, Briec has been spellbound by something altogether different, and if he doesn´t tread carefully, what he doesn´t know about human women could well be the undoing of his entire race. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006718/bk_tant_006718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far will he go to protect his mother´s legacy? By royal decree, Prince Gian-Paulo Montovanni must marry by his thirtieth birthday or forfeit control of his tiny, Italian principality. But before he can propose, he must locate a family heirloom-his mother´s beloved emerald necklace-stolen in a blackmailing scheme twenty years earlier. No Montovanni bride-to-be has ever gotten engaged without it, forcing Gian-Paulo to collaborate with an American jeweler who´s replicated the necklace in elaborate detail, a secretive woman who knows the location of the original. Luring his quarry to Italy to finalize the deal, Gian-Paolo will do anything, including participating in wicked deceptions. Is she Fit for a Princess? Abandoned by her mother as a child, Carolina Beugre sought haven with her uncle, a renowned and respected jeweler. Passionate about gemstones, she attends a prestigious university with plans to open a jewelry shop in downtown Atlanta one day. Lenox Street is high end, the perfect place to sell her creations to wealthy clientele, but the property is expensive. To finance her store, she agrees to sell Grace, the twenty-carat emerald necklace she recreated from one of her uncle´s silent auction pieces. The exchange is scheduled to take place on a tiny provincial island during a masque ball. What happens next leads to a fake betrothal, kidnapping, and an emotional roller coaster that nearly strips away everything Carolina has worked so hard to achieve-including what she knows about herself.
When painter Shane Bellamy attempts to relaunch his life by moving into a remote summer cottage on the Missouri river, he becomes enthralled by the property´s original owners, famed depression-era artist Gustav Wilhelm, and his wife, Marlena; painting their long-dead secrets of betrayal and revenge in a series of increasingly bizarre works, Shane finds that he has not only recreated their dark story on canvas, but he has brought it dreadfully back to life all around him. Visit the official website: www.riverhousebook.com. In the wake of his divorce and the loss of his New York art job, Shane is bereft and directionless. The cottage provides the perfect escape: small, picturesque, and lonely. There, he becomes fascinated with the history of the cottage, and that of its larger sister property, the Riverhouse, now demolished. Shane embarks on an unusual painting project: recreating the Riverhouse on canvas, as it might have looked when it was first built. As the painting develops, surprising Shane both with its style and its strange, silent strength, he finds that the image is a sort of portal, inviting him into the Riverhouse´s past. He learns of its owners, portrait artist Gustav Wilhelm, known for his arrogance as much as his genius, and of Wilhelm´s wife, the beautiful but ignored Marlena. Their story blooms in Shane´s mind like a dark rose, full of deepening mystery and harrowing secrets. Gradually, Shane comes to realize that the decades´ old drama isn´t yet finished. Ghosts haunt the cottage, particularly the intriguing Marlena, and Shane finds himself inexplicably drawn to her, despite her otherworldly hatred of his tentative new love, art agent Christiana. Eventually, Shane finds himself caught in the spiraling collision course of his own life and that of the Riverhouse, which has secretly risen from its dead foundation. He knows he should escape and yet he cannot seem to walk away. After all, he thinks, ghosts can´t harm 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052145/bk_acx0_052145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Struggling alone on the family farm, Abigail Tidwell knows exactly who to blame for her hardships: the Americans. If it weren´t for their part in the war, her father and brothers would be home rather than fighting abroad. But no amount of antipathy could have prepared her for the shocking sight of a wounded American soldier on her property, a man in dire need of her help. Grudgingly, Abigail tends to the soldier´s injuries and anticipates the satisfaction of turning him over to the authorities once he is healed. But fate has other plans. Captain Emmett Prescott remembers little of the ambush on his men by a group of Shawnee Indians and even less about how he arrived in the unfamiliar barn. After being nursed back to health by beautiful, if reluctant, Abigail, Emmett would do anything to save the men he left behind - including forcibly enlisting Abigail´s help. Soon, Abigail finds herself caught between two countries at war. And as her attraction for Emmett grows, her conflicted heart engages in its own silent battle. But when she is accused of treason for her actions, her survival rests in the hands of the very man she once considered her enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aubrey Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dsrt/000628/bk_dsrt_000628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Silent Spring meets Erin Brockovich in this eye-opening, riveting true story of the lawyer who spent two decades building a case against DuPont for its use of the hazardous, unregulated chemical PFOA, uncovering a history of environmental contamination that affects virtually every person on the planet, and the heartless behavior that kept it a secret for sixty years. The story that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture from Participant Media/Focus Features starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway, directed by Todd Haynes. 1998: Rob Bilott is a young lawyer specializing in helping big corporations stay on the right side of environmental laws and regulations. His life and career take an unexpected turn when he gets a phone call from a West Virginia farmer named Earl Tennant. Earl is convinced the creek on his property is being poisoned by runoff from a neighboring DuPont landfill. His cattle are dying in hideous ways, as is much of the surrounding wildlife. Earl hasn´t even been able to get a water sample tested by any state or federal regulatory agency or find a local lawyer willing to take the case. As soon as they hear the name DuPont—the area´s largest employer—they shut him down. Once Rob sees the thick, foamy water that bubbles into the creek, the gruesome effects it seems to have on livestock, and the disturbing frequency of cancer and other health problems in the surrounding area, he´s persuaded to fight against the type of corporation his firm routinely represents. After intense legal wrangling, Rob ultimately gains access to hundreds of thousands of pages of DuPont documents, some of them fifty years old, that reveal the company has been holding onto decades of studies proving the harmful effects of a chemical called PFOA, used in making Teflon. PFOA is often called a ´´forever chemical,´´ because once inside the body, it remains there for a long period of time, building up faster than the body can excrete it, and once in the environment, it does not break down or degrade for millions of years, contaminating the planet forever. Although aware of these properties, DuPont kept its scientific findings from the public while at the same time dumping hundreds of thousands of pounds of PFOA waste into the Ohio River and landfills. The case of one farmer soon spawns a class action suit on behalf of seventy thousand residents—and the shocking realization that virtually every person on the planet has been exposed to PFOA and carries the chemical in his or her blood. What emerges is an unforgettable, David and Goliath-style legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation; and one lawyer´s twenty-year struggle to expose the truth about this previously unknown—and still unregulated—chemical that we all have inside us.
Edgar Award Winner, Mary Higgins Clark, 2018This chilling novel from the best-selling, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages blends the Gothic allure of Daphne DuMaurier´s Rebecca and the crazed undertones of Charlotte Perkins Gilman´s The Yellow Wallpaper with the twisty, contemporary edge of A. S .A. Harrison´s The Silent Wife - a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in New York´s Hudson Valley. When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation - of their marriage, their savings, and Jess´ writing career. They take a caretaker´s job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their 20s. It´s been years now since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare´s hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration. But their new life isn´t all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon Clare begins to hear babies crying at night and seeing strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is - this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate - it seems to be after Clare next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005852/bk_harp_005852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.