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Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will increase the dispersal of the seeds. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, Egypt and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico, followed by Australia and Africa. Cotton was independently domesticated in the Old and New Worlds. The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile. The use of cotton for fabric is known to date to prehistoric times; fragments of cotton fabric dated to the fifth millennium BC have been found in the Indus Valley Civilization, as well as fabric remnants dated back to 6000 BC in Peru. Although cultivated since antiquity, it was the invention of the cotton gin that lowered the cost of production that led to its widespread use, and it is the most widely used natural fiber cloth in clothing today. Current estimates for world production are about 25 million tonnes or 110 million bales annually, accounting for 2.5% of the world's arable land. India is the world's largest producer of cotton. The United States has been the largest exporter for many years. In the United States, cotton is usually measured in bales, which measure approximately 0.48 cubic meters (17 cubic feet) and weigh 226.8 kilograms (500 pounds). Types There are four commercially grown species of cotton, all domesticated in antiquity: Gossypium hirsutum – upland cotton, native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and southern Florida (90% of world production) Gossypium barbadense – known as extra-long staple cotton, native to tropical South America (8% of world production) Gossypium arboreum – tree cotton, native to India and Pakistan (less than 2%) Gossypium herbaceum – Levant cotton, native to southern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (less than 2%)Hybrid varieties are also cultivated. The two New World cotton species account for the vast majority of modern cotton production, but the two Old World species were widely used before the 1900s. While cotton fibers occur naturally in colors of white, brown, pink and green, fears of contaminating the genetics of white cotton have led many cotton-growing locations to ban the growing of colored cotton varieties. Etymology The word "cotton" has Arabic origins, derived from the Arabic word قطن (qutn or qutun). This was the usual word for cotton in medieval Arabic. The word entered the Romance languages in the mid-12th century, and English a century later. Cotton fabric was known to the ancient Romans as an import but cotton was rare in the Romance-speaking lands until imports from the Arabic-speaking lands in the later medieval era at transformatively lower prices. History Early history South Asia The earliest evidence of the use of cotton in the Old World, dated to 5500 BC and preserved in copper beads, has been found at the Neolithic site of Mehrgarh, at the foot of the Bolan Pass in Balochistan, Pakistan. Americas Cotton bolls discovered in a cave near Tehuacán, Mexico, have been dated to as early as 5500 BC, but this date has been challenged. More securely dated is the domestication of Gossypium hirsutum in Mexico between around 3400 and 2300 BC.In Peru, cultivation of the indigenous cotton species Gossypium barbadense has been dated, from a find in Ancon, to c. 4200 BC, and was the backbone of the development of coastal cultures such as the Norte Chico, Moche, and Nazca. Cotton was grown upriver, made into nets, and traded with fishing villages along the coast for large supplies of fish. The Spanish who came to Mexico and Peru in the early 16th century found the people growing cotton and wearing clothing made of it. Arabia The Greeks and the Arabs were not familiar with cotton until the Wars of Alexander the Great, as his contemporary Megasthenes told Seleucus I Nicator of "there being trees on which wool grows" in "Indica". This may be a reference to "tree cotton", Gossypium arboreum, which is a native of the Indian subcontinent. According to the Columbia Encyclopedia: Cotton has been spun, woven, and dyed since prehistoric times. It clothed the people of ancient India, Egypt, and China. Hundreds of years before the Christian era, cotton textiles were woven in India with matchless skill, and their use spread to the Mediterranean countries. Iran In Iran (Persia), the history of cotton dates back to the Achaemenid era (5th century BC); however, there are few sources about the planting of cotton in pre-Islamic Iran. Cotton cultivation was common in Merv, Ray and Pars. In Persian poems, especially Ferdowsi's Shahname, there are references to cotton ("panbe" in Persian). Marco Polo (13th century) refers to the major products of Persia, including cotton. John Chardin, a French traveler of the 17th century who visited Safavid Persia, spoke approvingly of the vast cotton farms of Persia. Kingdom of Kush Cotton (Gossypium herbaceum Linnaeus) may have been domesticated 5000 BCE in eastern Sudan near the Middle Nile Basin region, where cotton cloth was being produced. Around the 4th century BC, the cultivation of cotton and the knowledge of its spinning and weaving in Meroë reached a high level. The export of textiles was one of the sources of wealth for Meroë. Aksumite King Ezana boasted in his inscription that he destroyed large cotton plantations in Meroë during his conquest of the region. China During the Han dynasty (207 BC - 220 AD), cotton was grown by Chinese peoples in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan. Middle Ages Eastern world Egyptians grew and spun cotton in the first seven centuries of the Christian era.Handheld roller cotton gins had been used in India since the 6th century, and was then introduced to other countries from there. Between the 12th and 14th centuries, dual-roller gins appeared in India and China. The Indian version of the dual-roller gin was prevalent throughout the Mediterranean cotton trade by the 16th century. This mechanical device was, in some areas, driven by water power.The earliest clear illustrations of the spinning wheel come from the Islamic world in the eleventh century. The earliest unambiguous reference to a spinning wheel in India is dated to 1350, suggesting that the spinning wheel was likely introduced from Iran to India during the Delhi Sultanate. Europe During the late medieval period, cotton became known as an imported fiber in northern Europe, without any knowledge of how it was derived, other than that it was a plant. Because Herodotus had written in his Histories, Book III, 106, that in India trees grew in the wild producing wool, it was assumed that the plant was a tree, rather than a shrub. This aspect is retained in the name for cotton in several German.... Discover the L A Cotton popular books. Find the top 100 most popular L A Cotton books.

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Wicked Forever

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The conclusion to the edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L A Cotton...It only takes a second for everything to change.Lo and Maverick w...

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Hot Summer School Nights

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All new and exclusive enemies to lovers and bully romance short stories and previews byMichelle MankinL A CottonSiobhan Davis...

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Savior of Regrets

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L A Cotton's angsty new adult mafia series continues with Matteo's story...

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Tribulation and Truths

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When Ana revealed her suspicions to Jackson about the circumstances surrounding his father's death, she never expected it to be the catalyst for a series of events that could change everythi...

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Redemption and Regrets

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Four years ago, I had everything. All it took was the snap of his fingers and he ripped it out from under me.Betrayed, by my own father.His enemies want me dead and o...

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Villain of Secrets

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L A Cotton's angsty college mafia romance series, Verona Legacy, continues with Enzo Marchetti's story...Nora Abato is the kind of girl people gravitate to.

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Love's Spark

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Twenty-four year old Sharn Macer has spent the last six years looking for love....for that spark. She's failing miserably. After a life changing break up forces her back to her broken home, ...

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Wicked Hearts

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The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L A Cotton continues...Some hearts are too broken to fix.Kiera Lessinger's whole life is a lie. ...

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Wicked Promises

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The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L. A. Cotton continues...Forever is a long time.Summer Stone-Prince has her whole life...

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The Endgame Is You

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Play hard ... Fight hard ... Love hard.The time has come for Cameron, Jason, and Asher to hang up their Rixon Raider jerseys and head off to college w...

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Wicked Games

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The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L. A. Cotton continues...They thought the fight was over... All Maverick Prince ever wanted wa...

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Affliction

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Dennis Hayes knows all too well that his life is no place for a relationship. He's at Chastity Falls Academy to play football and do his job. Not meet girls or have fun. But some rules are m...

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Salvation and Secrets

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Chastity Falls was supposed to be Ana Parry's fresh start. But what started as her salvation soon became her worst nightmare.After losing the very thing that gave her reason agai...

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Prince of Hearts: Nicco & Ari Duet #1

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An all-new angsty college mafia romance from bestselling author of the Rixon Raiders series.Arianne Capizola is her father's daughter.Humble. Har...

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Wicked Bay: Part 2

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Rich bad boys, a town full of secrets, and a family who will do anything to protect the ones they love…This box set includes the books 5 - 8 in the highly-addictive Wick...

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On The Rebound

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A brand new enemies-to-lovers sports romance from bestselling author L A CottonThey say your first love leaves a mark. For Calliope James it didn't only l...

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Loyalty and Lies

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★★★★★ "Pure New Adult perfection with the right amount of FEELS, angst, and secrets that had us craving more!" The RockStars of Romance After suff...

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Wicked Rules

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The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L. A. Cotton continues...              &#...

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Wicked Surprise

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The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L A Cotton continues with this holiday novella...It's Christmas, and the Stone-Princes are off to Lake Tahoe for th...

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The Trouble With You

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From bestselling author, L A Cotton comes an angsty YA/NA enemies-to-lovers sports romance. Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready ...

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Rixon Raiders (The Collection)

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They play hard... fight hard... love hard.Over 1000 pages of angsty and addictive sports romance, following ...

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Wicked Lies

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The third book in the bestselling Wicked Bay series from L A CottonTo the outside world, seventeen-year-old Kyle Stone has it all. A future playing the sport he loves, mon...

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Wicked Truths

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An angsty and emotional single parent romance set in the bestselling Wicked Bay series The truth hurts...Vinnie Ford has spent th...

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Rock

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She's their new intern... he's their lead singer.Phoebe Halstead knows it's a bad idea saying yes to Levi Hunter, front man for the world's hottest rock band. But it's onl...

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Truth or Dare

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Escaping to Credence was supposed to be Becca's shot at a new life, but some secrets refuse to stay hidden, and now that the truth is out, everything changes.Everything.

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Trick or Treat

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Calliope James would rather live life through a lens than in the spotlight.So when she reluctantly agrees to go with her best friend to a party, she doesn't expect to find hersel...

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Wicked Beginnings

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An edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L. A. Cotton, author of the Chastity Falls series.Sometimes wrong feels so right... When sevent...

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King of Souls: Nicco & Ari Duet #2

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The highly anticipated conclusion to Nicco & Ari's duet in L A Cotton's angsty college mafia romance series, Verona Legacy.Arianne Capizola is living a li...

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Wicked Needs

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The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L. A. Cotton continues...It's a fine line between love and hate.Bitch ... Ice Queen ... Fri...

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Lucky Penny

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An emotional second-chance standalone romance from L A CottonI was his lucky Penny. He was my light in the dark, hope in despair. Our bond was one of survival, friend...

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Wicked Bay: Part 1

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Rich bad boys, a town full of secrets, and a family who will do anything to protect the ones they love…This box set includes the first four books in the highly-addictive...

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Briser les interdits

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Lo Stone devrait être habituée au changement maintenant. Cela a été sa vie durant l’année précédente, mais elle ne peut pas tout endurer sans que des failles commencent à apparaît...

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Rush: The Beginning

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An emotional, angsty, rockstar romance from the bestselling author of The Trouble With You and Wicked Beginnings.The swee...

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The Game You Play

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Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready … The Raiders are back in this angsty hate-to-love sports romance. Fe...

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Principe di cuori

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Arianne Capizola è tale e quale a suo padre. Umile. Onesta. Diligente. Preferirebbe passare le sue giornate a fare volontariato, invece di stare spalla a spalla con i suoi compagni di clas...

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Love Collides

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Staci Jameson is independent to a fault. But after growing up in the shadow of an overprotective family, and being let down by the only person that promised to always be there for her, Staci...

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Alla fine… noi

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Dicevo sul serio, Maverick. Non ti perderò.Lois Stone dovrebbe essersi ormai abituata ai cambiamenti. Sono stati la costante della sua vita nell’ultimo anno, ma quanto ...

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Chastity Falls: Box Set

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"The Chastity Falls series had me intrigued, captivated and spellbound from the first word right down to the very last. Take a trip to Chastity Falls, I dare you!" ~ Our K...

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Absolution

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It's supposed to be a job like any other. Get in. Do the deal. Get out.But when Dennis Hayes spots her across the room, he's sure he must be seeing things. It can't be Cassie Mal...

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The Harder You Fall

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Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready … The Raiders are back in this angsty friends-to-lovers sports romance.

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Penance and Promises

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Seven years ago, Ana Parry walked into Chastity Falls Academy and changed the lives of Jackson Pierce and Braiden Donohue. Her arrival set into motion a series of events that none of them co...

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Fate's Love

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When you meet that one person in the world for you ... you should hold onto them.Olivia Bannon walked away.Twice~When 17-year-old Livy meets E...

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Rise: The Interlude

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Eva and Rafe's story continues in this emotional, angsty, rockstar romance from the bestselling author of The Rixon Raiders series. Eighte...

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Rule: The Finale

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The conclusion to Eva and Rafe's story, in this emotional, angsty, rockstar romance from the bestselling author of The Rixon Raiders seriesEva a...

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Liar Liar

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For eighteen-year-old Becca Torrence, the chance to finish high school in a new town, where no one knows her or the secrets of that night, should be a dream come true. But when the first day...

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Tragic Lies

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From bestselling author L A Cotton, comes a forbidden age-gap romance. Angst... drama... friendship... and football. Will you survive senior year?

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Blurred Lines

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From bestselling author L A Cotton, comes an enemies-to-lovers sports romance. Angst... drama... friendship... and football. Will you survive senior year?Miley Fuller h...

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Off-Limits

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From bestselling author L A Cotton, comes an opposites-attract sports romance. Angst... drama... friendship... and football. Will you survive senior year?Lily Ford has ...

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Black Hearts Still Beat: Eva and Rafe's Trilogy

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These Black Hearted boys will ruin you...When eighteen-year-old Eva Walker enters the local Talent Showdown, she hopes it'll will rekindle her love of music.Sh...

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Ruin: Levi Hunter's Story

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L A Cotton's angsty, emotional rock star romance series continues with Levi Hunter's story...Working for America's hottest rock band should be a dream come true for Phoebe...

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Rule: The Finale: Black Hearts Still Beat, Book 3 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Rule: The Finale: Black Hearts Still Beat, Book 3 (Unabridged)

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Eva and Rafe’s story concludes in this emotional, angsty, rock star romance from the best-selling author of The Rixon Raiders series.Rafe Hunter thought he was destined ...

The Harder You Fall: Rixon Raiders, Book 3 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Harder You Fall: Rixon Raiders, Book 3 (Unabridged)

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Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready.... The Raiders are back for one final play! Mya Hernandez has scars. ...

Wicked Rules (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Wicked Rules (Unabridged)

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From the author who brought you the Chastity Falls series comes the second book in the Wicked Bay series.... Lo Stone should be used to change by now. It's been her life for the ...

The Game You Play: Rixon Raiders, Book 2 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Game You Play: Rixon Raiders, Book 2 (Unabridged)

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Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready.... The Raiders are back!Felicity Giles has a list.Lose her virgin...

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Ruin: Levi Hunter's Story (Black Hearts Still Beat, Book 4) (Unabridged)

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L A Cotton's emotional, angsty, rock star romance continues with Levi Hunter's story... Working for America’s hottest rock band should be a dream come true for Phoebe Hal...

Tribulation and Truths: Chastity Falls, Book 3 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Tribulation and Truths: Chastity Falls, Book 3 (Unabridged)

Romance$17.99

When Ana revealed her suspicions to Jackson about the circumstances surrounding his father's death, she never expected it to be the catalyst for a series of events that could change everythi...

Liar Liar (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Liar Liar (Unabridged)

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For 18-year-old Becca Torrence, the chance to finish high school in a new town, where no one knows her or the secrets of that night, should be a dream come true. But when the first day of sc...

Rush: The Beginning: Black Hearts Still Beat, Book 1 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Rush: The Beginning: Black Hearts Still Beat, Book 1 (Unabridged)

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An emotional, angsty, rockstar romance from the best-selling author of the Rixon Raiders series.The sweetheart of Country is about to show the bad boys of Rock, it only takes a s...

Wicked Beginnings (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Wicked Beginnings (Unabridged)

Kids & Young Adults$17.99

From the author of the Chastity Falls Series comes the first book in a brand new YA/NA crossover series When 17-year-old Eloise Stone finds herself half way across the world, mov...

Wicked Lies (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Wicked Lies (Unabridged)

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Some secrets are better left buried....To the outside world, 17-year-old Kyle Stone has it all. A future playing the sport he loves, money and status, and his forever girl...

The Endgame Is You: Rixon Raiders, Book 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Endgame Is You: Rixon Raiders, Book 4 (Unabridged)

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Play hard.... Fight hard.... Love hard.The time has come for Cameron, Jason, and Asher to hang up their Rixon Raider jerseys and head off to college with the gir...

The Trouble with You: Rixon Raiders, Book 1 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Trouble with You: Rixon Raiders, Book 1 (Unabridged)

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From the author of the Wicked Bay series, comes an angsty YA/NA enemies-to-lovers romance. Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready...the Raiders...

Rise: The Interlude: Black Hearts Still Beat, Book 2 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Rise: The Interlude: Black Hearts Still Beat, Book 2 (Unabridged)

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Eva and Rafe's story continues in this emotional, angsty, rockstar romance from the best-selling author of The Rixon Raiders series.Eighteen-year-old Eva Walker knew going on to...

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King of Souls (Verona Legacy): Nicco and Ari Duet, Book 2 (Unabridged)

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He’ll fight for her. He’ll die for her...but is love enough to save them?  From best-selling author L A Cotton comes the highly anticipated conclusion to Nicco an...

Truth or Dare (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Truth or Dare (Unabridged)

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Escaping to Credence was supposed to be Becca's shot at a new life, but some secrets refuse to stay hidden, and now that the truth is out, everything changes. Everything.

Loyalty and Lies: Chastity Falls, Book 1 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Loyalty and Lies: Chastity Falls, Book 1 (Unabridged)

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Eighteen-year-old Savanah Parry just moved 3,000 miles across states to escape. The memories, the whispers, the pain. Chastity Falls Academy is supposed to be her fresh start; he...

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