Susie starts off today's show with a look at the evolution of an STD. As it turns out, sexually transmitted diseases are nothing new; they've been around since...forever. A new study from the University of Wisconsin shows that genomic strains of Herpes can be traced back 15,000 years. Susie loves this scientific stuff, and she lays out how these researchers followed Herpes around the world to explain its longevity and migration. Next, are you up for a little kissing? A recent New York Times article says "a kiss isn't just a kiss." Another interesting study reveals that kissing has many functions, and sexual arousal is not the number-one driver for why we smooch. Think more primitive: it's done more to see if a person might become an ideal mate. After couples are established, kissing serves as a bonding device, to stay connected. Susie reveals much about her own kissing likes and dislikes. Finally, in Susie's "What's New on Audible" segment, an audiobook that will really touch your heart (as well as your groin). It's Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male by Max Valerio. This book chronicles the journey of a lesbian who changes into a heterosexual man. Wow! Susie loves this book and has an audio sample for you to hear. Have a question? You can call Susie's hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to firstname.lastname@example.org [Episode 591, November 1, 2013] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/131101/pf_suzy_131101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Laney Hill is screwed. On the bed. On the treadmill. On the hood of a BMW. And on her boss' desk. Then she's screwed again when she steps into the free clinic and finds out she has gonorrhea. That dirty prick gave her gonorrhea! She's totally going to break up with him - until he breaks up with her because he's married! A spur-of-the-moment date with her hot musician neighbor, Kade Masters, goes from smoking hot to red-hot disaster in two seconds flat. Then a night out drinking with friends leads to a fateful - yet awkwardly sloppy - kiss between her and her best friend, George Bratton. Laney is ready to go into hibernation mode when George receives an invitation to his ex-girlfriend's destination wedding in London. Self-destructive George and gonorrhea survivor Laney make a deal to go as each other's dates. It will make great material for Laney's Anti-Romance blog, and maybe it will help George finally get over his ex. Pushing aside thoughts of Kade and his "big engine that could", Laney jumps at the chance to escape to the magical land of the royal family. But her magical vacation soon turns into a royal steaming pile of lies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058180/bk_acx0_058180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My name is Lennox Brooks, and I'll admit I've made a lot of mistakes. I don't take the big risks, I cover my insecurities with snark, I've shown my crazy a few more times than I would've liked, and I've been trying and failing at love pretty much since I first grew tits. Weirdos, mama's boys, the over-coiffed, and underwhelming, I've been out with them all, just read my blog. I've got horror stories that would curl your toes and singe your nose hairs, but none of them compare to the toad who started it all: Ellis Walker. He was the boy next door, the charming, infuriatingly gorgeous one who broke my heart and disappeared without a trace. Now, he's back and determined to throw my life into chaos, dredging up painful memories just when things were getting good. But the thing is there are always two sides to every story. I've spent the better part of my life hating him for everything he put me through, but without that resentment clouding my judgment, how will I ever resist him? Love is complicated, appearances are deceiving, and sometimes, you have to kiss a whole lot of frogs before finding your prince. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Firth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134466/bk_acx0_134466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shaun Bell, a divorced workaholic, spends all his time tending bar in his Irish Pub. He's ready to love again, but the women who visit his bar are only after his infamous Irish cocktails. At the advice of his darts team, over a tanker or two of Beamish, he applies to 1Night Stand to get back into the swing of things and enjoy the company of a woman specially selected for him by Madame Evangeline. Rachel Taylor has issues. Her father broke her mother's heart with his cheating and Rachel swore never to let that happen to her, but one ruined relationship after another and she's realized she's got to get over being closed off to men. Perhaps a one-night stand is just the baby step she needs to begin to build trust again. A match seemingly made in heaven...until morning rolls around and Shaun can't bring himself to say good-bye. Can he win her over with his secret weapon, a Sweet Irish Kiss, or is Rachel still too scared to love? The Irish Kisses series is a collection of erotic Irish romance books set in an Irish pub - Bell's Irish Pub - in the heart of London. Irishmen serving tasty treats in the form of irish romance kindle books. British romance stories. About the 1NightStand series: The multi-author series is based around Madame Evangeline's match-making skills. A woman to be reckoned with, and owner of a highly successful matchmaking service for one-night stands. She firmly believes if you put the right two people together for just one night, anything is possible. Especially when the dates take place at the fabulous Castillo Hotels and Resorts in some of the most exotic places in the world... for a 1 night stand.To find out more, and to discover more hot shorts in this HAWT Decadent Publishing series, check out the official blog: decadent1nightstand.blogspot.com/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025045/bk_acx0_025045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Keegan:Sightseeing, gay bars...and if I'm lucky, maybe a couple of random hookups. That's the extent of my plans when I sign up for a European vacay with my buddies. I've never heard of this Parlaisa country - but hey - a cheap flight and two-star hotel are perfect for a poor college kid, right? And the trip turns out to be even better than I could have possibly imagined when I end up in a bar with some sexy masked guy's tongue down my throat.And damn...what a tongue.Even with his face partially obscured, Sexy Masked Guy can't hide those hypnotic steel blue eyes, his chiseled jawline, or the gun show he's working with under that tight T-shirt. But after our kiss, he proves to be nothing more than a cocky, dismissive a-hole. As if that isn't bad enough, flash forward - after one hell of a misunderstanding, I'm arrested by the Parlaisan royal guard and taken to a dungeon, where I learn that Sexy Masked Guy is actually Sexy Prince.Prince Owen Hawthorne III.Yes, I was kissing the Prince of Parlaisa!Even worse, pics of us kissing are posted on the notorious Prince Watch blog. Prince Owen III has been unmasked by the paps, and we've both been outed. And here I had been planning to finally tell my family about my inclinations towards rainbows, glitter, and c--k as soon as I got back home to Fever Falls.Seems like my vacation can't get any wackier, but now, Prince Owen needs a favor - a fake relationship favor. All I have to do is pretend to be his boyfriend for a good cause and some cash that I could really use right about now. But do I really want to team up with a guy who's been nothing but a prick to me in the short time that I've known him?Of course, before I know it, I'm in too deep. Fortunately, Owen's strict "no messing around" rule will keep this from getting out of control.Even though I can't stop thinking about how he knew exactly what he was doing with his tongue.Eve 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161109/bk_acx0_161109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Go on an unforgettable journey, with a woman who has unimaginable strength. Stephanie Nielson began sharing her life in 2005 on nieniedialogues.com, drawing readers in with her warmth and candor. She quickly attracted a loyal following that was captivated by the upbeat mother happily raising her young children, madly in love with her husband, Christian (Mr. Nielson to her readers), and filled with gratitude for her blessed life. However, everything changed in an instant on a sunny day in August 2008, when Stephanie and Christian were in a horrific plane crash. Christian was burned over 40 percent of his body, and Stephanie was on the brink of death, with burns over 80 percent of her body. She would remain in a coma for four months. In the aftermath of this harrowing tragedy, Stephanie maintained a stunning sense of humor, optimism, and resilience. She has since shared this strength of spirit with others through her blog, in magazine features, and on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Now, in this moving memoir, Stephanie tells the full, extraordinary story of her unlikely recovery and the incredible love behind it—from a riveting account of the crash to all that followed in its wake. With vivid detail, Stephanie recounts her emotional and physical journey, from her first painful days after awakening from the coma to the first time she saw her face in the mirror, the first kiss she shared with Christian after the accident, and the first time she talked to her children after their long separation. She also reflects back on life before the accident, to her happy childhood as one of nine siblings, her close-knit community and strong Mormon faith, and her fairy-tale love story, all of which became her foundation of strength as she rebuilt her life. What emerges from the wreckage of a tragic accident is a unique perspective on joy, beauty, and overcoming adversity that is as gripping as it is inspirational. Heaven Is Here is a poignant reminder of ho 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Nielson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000104/bk_hype_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Einen ihrer besten Freunde küssen? Ein No-Go für Juniper! Schliesslich haben sie, Jasper und Lenny einen supererfolgreichen Video-Blog. Gefühle stören da nur. Doch ihre Fans sind anderer Meinung und fordern Juniper heraus, Jasper vor laufender Kamera zu küssen. KISS CAM wird ein Riesenerfolg - und Juniper hat auf einmal Schmetterlinge im Bauch. Was, wenn ein Kuss doch nicht nur ein Kuss ist ...?
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron is an award-winning former reporter for both the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star. She was also the first black woman to become a rock critic for a 'major metropolitan daily,' and her articles appeared in Rolling Stone and Creem, under the tutelage of legendary rock critic Lester Bangs. For five wild years she traveled with and interviewed Kiss, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno and members of Queen, the Who, Aerosmith, Styx. She reviewed all of the top rockers of the 70s and 80s like Led Zeppelin, Traffic and Rod Stewart. Standing in for friend and colleague Roger Ebert, she interviewed John Travolta, Kirk Douglas, Richard Pryor and the then unknown cast of Star Wars--and dated Arnold Schwarzenegger. Once. And then one day...she walked away from all of it. And never looked back. After moving to the Southwest in the early 80's, she worked as a public relations liaison for The Hopi Tribe, and moved to their reservation where she eventually returned to her first career, teaching. Three years later, she married a Hopi artist and became part of his proud-and very large-family. She continued to publish regularly in Working Mother and elsewhere, but only when spirit moved. With a daughter to raise, children to teach and the wide turquoise skies of the Hopi reservation to gaze upon, her spirit was otherwise occupied most of the time. Over 20 years later, left free to 'just be,' having retiring early to do precisely that, she started a blog on Open Salon to take stock of what had gone before and ponder what might come next. She wrote of the triumphs and challenges of midlife, celebrating family, friends and the Southwestern way of life she'd grown to love. But she gradually began to chronicle and comment upon the times she lived in--sometimes with deep affection, sometimes with righteous indignation. Salon editors took note, placing her blog posts on the covers of Open Salon and Salon itself. A British magazine reprinted one of her most popular posts about her 'rock and roll summers' in London. A controversial post about the Trayvon Martin shooting prompted the producers of the TV and radio show Democracy Now, to invite her discuss her own experiences 'walking while black' and to celebrate her 5th grade teacher and beloved role model, Mamie Till Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, the 16-year-old boy whose lynching was one of the watershed events leading to the Civil Rights Movement. Soon an old Sun Times colleague, Roger Ebert, discovered that the young woman with the infectious laugh with whom he'd sat 'desk-to-desk' for five years, was doing some of the best writing of her life. Supportive as ever, he began to Tweet and Facebook her articles regularly. And the 'hits' catapulted her to the top of the Open Salon popularity charts each time. Week after week, readers urged her to '...make a book out of all this!' This...is their book. And her life.
This exclusive digital edition includes the final three books in the global bestselling Vampire Academy series - a dark and dangerous paranormal romance. Forbidden temptation lies behind the iron gates . . . Lissa Dragomir is a mortal vampire. She must be protected at all times from the fiercest and most dangerous vampires - the ones who will never die. Rose Hathaway is Lissa's best friend - and her bodyguard. Now after two years of illicit freedom, they've been dragged back inside the iron gates of St. Vladimir's Academy. The girls must survive a world of forbidden romances and terrifying night-time rituals. But above all they must never let their guard down . . . *Don't miss the major blockbuster movie Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters in February 2014* This edition includes the final three novels in the series: Vampire Academy: Blood Promise (Book 4) Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound (Book 5) Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice (Book 6) Exciting, empowering and un-put-downable.' MTV's Hollywood Crush Blog 'We're suckers for it!' - Entertainment Weekly About the author: Richelle Mead is the New York Timesand global bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series (soon to be a movie blockbuster in Feb 2014), the Bloodlines series and the Age of X series. Richelle lives in Seattle, Washington. Also available in the Vampire Academy series: Vampire Academy (Book 1) Vampire Academy: Frostbite (Book 2) Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss (Book 3) And don't miss the Vampire Academy spin-off series, Bloodlines:. Bloodlines Bloodlines: The Golden Lily Bloodlines: The Indigo Spell Bloodline: The Fiery Heart