The riveting story of how cosmetic surgery and plastic money melted together to create a subprime mortgage crisis of the body.... Plastic surgery has become the answer for many Americans, and in American Plastic sociologist Laurie Essig explores how we arrived at this particular solution. Over the last decade there has been a 465 percent increase in cosmetic work, and we now spend over $12 billion annually on procedures like liposuction, face-lifts, tummy tucks, and boob jobs. In this fascinating book, Essig argues that this transformation is the result of massive shifts in both our culture and our economy - a perfect storm of greed, desire, and technology. Plastic is crucial to who we are as Americans, Essig observes. We not only pioneered plastic money but lead the world in our willingness to use it. Its estimated that 30 percent of plastic surgery patients earn less than $30,000 a year; another 41 percent earn less than $60,000. And since the average cost of cosmetic work is $8,000, a staggering 85 percent of patients assume debt to get work done. Using plastic surgery as a lens on better understanding our society, Essig shows how access to credit, medical advances, and the pressures from an image- and youth-obsessed culture have led to an unprecedented desire to fix ourselves. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Gold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002684de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mature content warning: This short erotic romance book contains very strong language and steamy adult entertainment. It´s strictly for adults 18 and older. Betty had to struggle with image for one simple reason: She had big boobs. Really big boobs. Annette always felt that men were only interested in her boobs. She was about as big as Betty. Annette was tall, with slender legs, narrow hips, and broad shoulders, and she always wore cleavage-revealing uplift bras. They were both smart women, but they had bonded and developed a friendship based on their shared attitude toward their boobs. They wore the minimum of clothing at resorts and let the men drool at a distance. Dave arrived first. He oozed charm. He gushed over Annette and made several innuendos about how well-endowed both women were. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Sierra Kline. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035417de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cindy was a cougar. She was also mother of a 19-year-old rugby playing college student. And when Gary brought the team home...well, Cindy had to entertain them in the only way she knew how. One thing was bound to lead to another! Excerpt: The walk through the house was another treat for the unsuspecting young man. I was leading for a reason. My younger years as a lap dancer had allowed me to perfect rolling my hips as I walked, and I knew his cock would be hard by time he put the wine down. We got into the kitchen, and I quickly turned to face him, catching the boy by surprise and making him take a step back, up against the center island. My eyes dropped, and I confirmed he was indeed packing a very impressive erection. For such a slim young man, it was bloody enormous. His eyes were, of course, still locked on my 38DDs, and I decided to up the ante. It took only a slight and imperceptible shrug of my shoulders for the lightly tied bathrobe cord to unravel and my gown to gape open, exposing my firm boobs to the tips of their cherry pink nipples as well as my muscled abdomen and freshly shaven haven. ´´See anything you like?´´ I asked cheekily. ´´But Mrs Lukas. You´re Gary´s mum,´´ Martin gasped. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: C J Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074365de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re looking to get married and you´re not, there´s most likely a very good reason: you. Not that you´re a bad person - you´re certainly not! It´s just that you haven´t yet become the woman you need to be in order to have the partnership you want. So how can you grow into someone who is ready to say ´´I do´´ and to attract the same in a mate? You start with this book. Based on her wildly popular Huffington Post article - one of the site´s most-viewed of all time - Why You´re Not Married . . . Yet dishes out straightforward, no-holds-barred practical and proven advice for women hoping to head down the aisle or just have a great relationship. With sisterly insight, razor-sharp wit, and refreshing candor, McMillan points out the things that might be in your blind spot: unhelpful attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs so easy to identify in others, but much more difficult to see in yourself. Then she shows you how to adjust them to get the relationship you deserve. Like a no-nonsense but loving best friend, McMillan meets you right where you are to help you get where you´re going - with clarity and honesty. And she´ll make you laugh out loud along the way. More than just a relationship manual, Why You´re Not Married . . . Yet will help you diagnose what´s preventing you from getting what you want. Do any of these chapter headings sound familiar? You´re a Bitch: How defensiveness and anger can hide behind a tough, take-charge exterior, and why being nice is never a sign of weakness.You´re a Liar: How to stop lying to men - and get honest with yourself - about the kind of relationship you really want. It´s the only way. You´re Shallow: Being a woman who insists on a tall guy is no different from being a man who demands big boobs. Learn why you should let go of trying to get what you think you should have and focus on getting what you need. You´re Selfish: The big secret abou... ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy McMillan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003099de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hellhounds ate my homework. Justin won Elyssa´s heart and saved his dad from rogue vampires, but just when he thinks he can ride off into the sunset on a white horse, trouble not only knocks on his door, it plows through it with hellhounds. Spawn relatives with their own agendas, vampires running amok, and his father marked for death - it seems there´s no end to the kinds of monsters out to make Justin´s life miserable. It´s almost enough to make him long for the days of man boobs, Kings and Castles, and nerd status. With a list of impossible quests growing faster than he can keep up, tracking down the deadliest assassin in the world may prove easier than winning the approval of Elyssa´s parents. The clock ticking, and dark forces on his heels, Justin gets a crash course in the mysteries and dangers of the Overworld. But with Elyssa by his side and his growing menagerie of friends, impossible odds suddenly seem possible again. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Austin Rising. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072909de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
And I thought being half Vampyre/half Demon was hard.... That´s nothing compared to being a mother. Sweet baby Moses in a boob tube, there aren´t any books on raising True Immortals, so let me give you a few tips.... Make a map of every closet and bathroom in your home if you enjoy having sex. Sleep deprivation can cause confusion, and a map will help if you have only seven minutes and 31 seconds. You´re welcome. Parenting books are useless if you´re not human. If your child is half Vampyre/half Demon, I would suggest not using parenting books at all - they can backfire like a mother humper. Trust me on this. Have sex. When your child tells you he has an imaginary friend, do not discount this as fantasy. Oftentimes your child isn´t imagining anything. If he persists with alarming and violent stories about this fictional buddy, it´s probably a Troll. Do a thorough search of your home, and kill it. Decapitation works best. Some imaginary friends are harmless. However, it´s wise not to take chances. Have sex again. When in large crowds, make sure you hold tight to your child´s hand. Losing a child in an amusement park is terrifying. If you´re truly paranoid, you could consider putting a chip in your child. If you do this, don´t discuss it at dinner parties. People will think you are weird. At least cuddle. Playing with dolls is fun. Being one? No so much. If your child ever finds a Genie in a bottle, flush it immediately. Many children wish for things that are very difficult to reverse...like being doll sized. If this happens, move to Oz. There are many people of small stature there. And yes, it really does exist. Find a closet, and go to town. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025799de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bondage and Domination Erotica Publishing presents this intensely erotic story from Sylvia Synn. What would you do if you and a friend went to a nude beach and things got sexy? That´s exactly what happens to Delora and not only does she have her first lesbian sex but three men show up for an orgy in public! PLEASE NOTE: Bondage and Domination Erotica Publishing specializes in rough BDSM fantasies, but these stories are not reality. In truth, BDSM is not about sudden situations, but requires very careful planning and communication. Don´t interpret a story like this as a guide for behavior. It´s a sexy fantasy, not a how to manual. Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity and includes public sex, rough sex, first lesbian sex, bondage, spanking, double penetration and more. Only mature adults who won´t find that offensive should listen to this story. Here is a preview: Dear God, the tanning oil! Moments later, the import of that hit her. She watched in excited and aroused shock as Sharon rubbed it over her thighs and her calves and then up over her nice, flat tummy and her breasts. Dee desperately wished she could be the one running slick hands over her boobs but she certainly couldn´t complain about the sight. Sharon handed her the bottle and Dee was just about to pour some over her own breasts when Sharon said, ´´Wait. Do my back first.´´ ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079712de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brian Underwood had loved his neighbor, Jia, since they were children. But she was a lesbian, and he...wasnt. But a wish on a star one night led to unforeseen changes. Brian woke up the next morning with his body transformed. He was no longer Brian, but...Brianna! Follow the two star-crossed lovers as they try to reconcile the changes in their lives. Because Brians a lesbian now! ----- PG Excerpt ----- I bet youre a horny little tramp, arent you, Brianna? If you were still a guy, youd be hard and youd want to go and stroke off. But you cant. Her voice lowered, becoming deep and sultry. Are you hot for me? Are you wet? One hand fell casually on the inside of her thigh, sliding up the denim. Brianna was shocked at her friends dirty talk and her nonchalant attitude. Was this what she was like when she wasnt around? No wonder so many young women had fallen under her spell. I...I dont know. What? I dont know, okay? Jesus, Jia! Ive been a woman for maybe two hours, and you think I know what its like to be...to be aroused? she glared helplessly at her. And what is with you? Last night the only way I would have been able to get you into my bed was with a dose of ruffies. And now youre feeling me up in your car like its the most natural thing in the world. That was then, Bree. This is now. Last night you were a nice guy who had the unfortunate disadvantage of having a dick. Now, youre a gorgeous woman with world-class boobs. And I wouldnt mind seeing a lot more than I have already. But Im not going to throw you down on the floor and bang you. So I want to know what turns you on. What makes you all hot and bothered. When you were a guy, wasnt there a certain body type you went for more than others? Besides me, of course. She smirked with pride. Well, yeah, she admitted. I always liked brunettes. Dark skin helped. Asians. Latinas. Long hair was nice, too. But God, Jia. When I was a guy, it was easy. She gestured at her crotch. Heres your weiner. Either its hard or not. Her lips twitched. No wonder so many computer geeks are guys. Its a very binary world. Must be right up their alley. Jia snickered. Well, thats true. But we cant send you out into public without knowing the basics. Otherwise youll have your signals crossed and some randy lesbo will take advantage of you. She pulled neatly into a parking space across from Briannas apartment. She looked down at her hands, which were clenched tightly on the steering wheel. I could help you, if you want. Help me what? Help you figure it out. How your body works. Im not going to send you into the wild with no more knowledge of the female body than what you picked up having sex with your girlfriends. I mean, she said, stuttering a little, I know you were a good lover. Careful and considerate. Ive had enough girl-talk with your girlfriends to figure that out. But following instructions from your girlfriend is a lot different than learning about your own body. And you dont have the months of experimentation most kids get once they hit puberty to learn what works for you. She set a hand on her arm, trying to hide the way it trembled. Ill teach you, if you want.
Sylvia and George have a wonderful marriage and they also play a silly game. What´s your price? How much to eat fishing bait? How much to scream randomly? How much to flash your boobs? When it comes to the sex questions, Sylvia´s prices are astronomical, so she doesn´t really understand how the people from the Internet site get her to do things she´d charge thousands for. She agrees to sleep with her husband on the beach while being filmed but things don´t work out as planned. Before she knows it, it´s not her husband but a stranger with a very, very large cock. She feels horrible and her husband seems humiliated as hell. Why does he also seem so turned on? Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity and includes rough sex, group sex, first anal sex, reluctant sex, first lesbian sex, and more. Only mature adults who won´t find that offensive should listen to this collection. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Reagan West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074701de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In While the Cats Away, Katherine Swenson is relieved when her niece Cindy is available to look after her twin son and daughter while shes away at a church conference. But Cindy isnt as innocent as she claims to be. Its only a matter of time before the horny little nymphet has taken both Dawn and Donny into her bed! In the sequel, The Mice Will Play, Cindy has moved in with Katherine and the twins. But Cindy finds it hard to adjust to small-town life, and the opportunities for naughty family fun are fewer now that Kat is back home. The only solution is to seduce Kat into their incestuous lifestyle, too! In Cutting Ties, Roy Lee McCoy wants to leave his dead-end life in the dying mill town of Deer Creek, Alabama. His Aunt Eileen wants to leave, too, but for different reasons-shes terrified of her abusive husband. When Roy Lee tells her of his plans, he discovers that she will do anything to get out of town, including him! In the sequel, Cutting Loose, Roy Lee and Eileen have escaped to Promise, Montana, reuniting with Roy Lees long-lost mother. But as idyllic as Promise is, they cant hide their forbidden love from Roy Lees mother, Jillian. When she finds out, will she lay bare their secrets? Or will she become a willing member of their sexy household? ----- PG Excerpt ----- Okay, said Cindy. Strip. What? No, Katherine said, turning red. Im not getting naked in front of you two. Really? Cindy asked. Well, if you insist, she smiled, well get Donny up here. Katherine sputtered incoherently. Cindy hugged her aunt. Kat, it isnt a sin to be proud of what God gave you. Now I know, that Mom and Dad gave you nice clothes on Christmas and yo ur birthday... Valentines Day, too, Dawn said helpfully. Dawn! Come on, Momma. Where did you hide the clothes Uncle Edward and Aunt Carol sent you? she asked, her voice so appealing Kat gave up and pointed at the bureau. Dawn sprang to action, but was halted by Cindys voice. Dawn, youre your mommas size. How about you get some of your own things for her to try out? Once she left, Cindy opened the drawers of the bureau, seeing layers of fashionable blouses and slacks, comfortable skirts and sundresses. Even a selection of lingerie; silk panties and bras folded neatly, some of them with the tags still attached. She met Katherines gaze. Let me help you, Kat, she said softly. Katherines eyes closed as she fought a visible battle within herself. Finally she lifted her hands and began to unbutton her blouse. In a few minutes, Dawn came pelting back into the bedroom, arms full of clothes. She looked at her mother and whistled. Dang, Momma. You gave me an eyeful last night, but I forgot how gorgeous you are. Hmmm, she said, riffling through the soft pile of fabric. Oh, look at these, she said, handing out a shimmering scrap of pale blue cloth. In moments Katherine was wearing a pair of silk panties, the waistband riding high on her hips, accenting the slimness of her waist. Before she could protest, her daughter had cozened her into putting on the matching bra. There, doesnt that feel better? her niece asked. She cocked an eye at her cousin. Dawn, take your clothes off, will you? I want to compare you two. Smiling, Dawn skinned out of her shorts and top. Side by side, mother and daughter looked in the mirror. Good grief, came Cindys voice. She looked at the two of them, shaking her head. Dawn might be an inch shorter. But the two of you are so close together you might as well be sisters. Even your boobs are the same size. Theyre not that big, protested Kat. Whatever they are, theyre lovely. Kat, if you let me help you out, youll be beating men off with a stick. Kat glared at her feet and muttered something inaudible. What? She said she doesnt want to beat men off with a stick, Cindy said, her voice soft with sympathy. She turned to her mother. Momma, Cindys right. There is no reason you cant feel good about yourself. Why not be comfortable and look beautiful? Cindys head came to rest near her own, her breath warm in her ear. You dont really have a choice, Aunt Kat. If you dont start wearing these nice clothes my parents bought you, Im going to toss the old ones on a bonfire when you are at work tomorrow. Then what will you do? Moving quickly, Kat picked out a pair of loose beige shorts from Dawns pile of clothes and a light, rose-colored blouse Carol had sent her three years ago. Putting them on, she turned to her judges, asking for their approval. Cindy pursed her lips, a wicked gleam in her eye.