Winner of Publisher's Weekly 'Listen Up' Award. Year after year, in spite of monumental dangers, climbers return to the world's most difficult mountains, whether it's the cliffs of Yosemite or the peaks of the Himalaya. At these places, even the most cautious climber must accept the possibilities of moving unroped to save time, braving terrain vulnerable to rockfall, trusting afternoon thunderstorms to hold off long enough to get below treeline. Mistakes, bad weather and bad luck often lead to death. Climb offers harrowing accounts of extreme mountaineering and its potentially fatal consequences. Everest and K2--two of the most feared and respected peaks in the world. High offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. These stories remind us, in vivid written accounts, why Everest and K2 are among the world's most dangerous places, yet why the world's best climbers can't stay away from them.
Most people associate storms and other big weather with death-with the kind of force that makes each of us wonder about life, and time and the nature of our surroundings. Some people go out looking for bad weather or go to places where they're likely to encounter it. Others have the misfortune of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Still, the stories in Storm have more to say than that. They tell us about what happens when people find that treacherous weather-or when it finds them-and we are reminded of the fragility of life, the capriciousness of Nature's will, and how little we can do when both cross paths. In Deep Blue, for those who dare, things often go wrong under the sea. Such tragedies, spurred by the booming interest in the Titanic and the Andrea Doria, have been the focus of tremendous literature form the world's finest authors. Deep Blue offers compelling tales of shipwrecks and salvage, submarine adventure and free diving, nautical survival and cannibalism.
Nervous and Naked for the Company Execs: An ENF Candaulism Story of a Wife's Utter Humiliation. At forty-nine-year-old, fresh from community college with a degree in finance, Annie Lawton is so excited to be interviewing for a position in the same company that her husband, Ken, works for. After all, she is about to enter the workforce after twenty-plus years as a stay-at-home mom. She is also about to become the world's most humiliated woman ever!
It turns out that company CEO, Hugh Girard (get it?), is a pervert of the highest order, and, at first glance, he has no interest in hiring any middle-aged woman-convinced, as he is, that only young women, with young, nubile bodies, have what it takes to lure in male investors.
But, being the good husband that he is, Ken will have none of it. He goes to bat for Annie by assuring Hugh that his wife really does have the kind of body that can do the job. It's just that it's hidden beneath all the formal business attire she has on. But Hugh, being the pig that he is, wants proof.
He invites Annie to undress-right there in the conference room-in front of him... and Ken... and the four other executives on hand for the interview. And Ken, much to her surprise and outrage, apparently sees nothing wrong with it-especially after Hugh sweetens the deal by offering her a higher salary if she agrees.
Well, Annie won't have it. She refuses. But then, Hugh offers her more money...and still more...and even more. Besides, Ken points out, it's just a little strip-show, right? Well, what's a cash-strapped girl to do? Finally, Annie agrees.
And Ken (along with every other man in the room) starts to get hard. Frankly, the prospect of seeing his gorgeous wife undress and humiliate herself in front of everyone is bringing out a side of him that neither he nor Annie ever knew he had!
Shivering, sweating, and in utter disbelief, Annie starts to undress in front of six male executives. She is on her way toward becoming one seriously embarrassed naked female.
But things don't turn out quite as expected. If Annie thought that standing atop the conference table and taking off all her clothes was the most embarrassing thing she could ever imagine doing, she sure has a lot to learn about how low Hugh will sink into the depths of perversion once he sees for himself how beautiful and alluring a body she really has.
As he proceeds to tempt nervous, naked Annie with even more money, she is subjected to demands that bring this modest, middle-aged woman to a degree of humiliation, degradation, and embarrassment she never could have imagined. Taking off her clothes in front of a roomful of men, it turns out, was the easy part! Posing in lewd positions, allowing a dozen male hands to have their way with her body, and even allowing Hugh full rights to her stunning behind...now that's humiliation!
Is Annie up for the challenge? (We know Ken sure is!) Get your copy of the steamy and seamy tale today and find out! Lovers of Candaulism, CMNF, Embarrassment, Humiliation, and ENF, this one's for you! And you'd be hard-pressed to find a more embarrassed woman anywhere!
This is Book #7 in J.C.'s "Shy Women, Maximum Embarrassment" series: a naughty (and sometimes nasty!) collection of tales featuring shy, nervous, modest women who find themselves in the most embarrassing, degrading, humiliating situations imaginable! One way or another, these shaky beauties must submit to the demands of men who, one way or another, claim to have the right to frisk, fondle, and finger them to their, um, hard-ons' content! So, much to these ladies' displeasure, their clothes come off, their goodies are revealed for all hungry eyes to see, and their bodies are subjected to all manner of groping and penetration that leave them breathless, outraged, and embarrassed to the max. And the men? Well, the men are perfectly happy to have all this power and domination over them-and they wind up feeling pretty darned gratified as a result of all the incredible privileges that have come their way! Part of the Shy Women, Maximum Embarrassment Audiobook Series!
Navy SEAL unit Mobile 4 does not exist. The U.S. military does not acknowledge them. The White House has never heard of them. And no one who has ever seen them in action has lived to tell about them... Lt. Robert Getts heads a combat team of hard-edged raw recruits from the best of the armed services that will launch a search-and-destroy mission that will pit his SEAL team against the most remorseless killer the world has ever seen...
The human will to survive has sharpened to a knife edge after a century of post-nuclear madness. In a lawless land where firepower and savagery rule, power lies with the barons and coldhearts who wield control through terror. Against all odds, a courageous few still fight for something better to live by -- honor, decency and hope. Emerging relatively unscathed from the apocalyptic rebirth of North America, Canada hides a trove of Cold War-era secret government installations known as Diefenbunkers, filled with caches of weapons, wags and food. Ryan Cawdor and his companions agree to ride sec for a convoy headed west across the remnants of the old Trans-Canada Highway to retrieve the ultimate prize: four portable nuclear reactors. It's enough power to light up a ville for years, a bright beacon for a new tomorrow. But they have death on their trail, a baron and his sec men who will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own. In the Deathlands, the road to hell is a one-way ride...
After the Megacull, the weak died off, so that a century later, the living have descended from only the toughest stock. Still, it takes more than strength to survive Deathlands. It takes skill, cunning and a warrior's heart. But for Ryan Cawdor, staying alive isn't just about living. In this nuke-transformed America, it helps if somewhere, deep inside, there's hope of finding something better. A virulent strain of a predark biowep has been unleashed upon the denizens of northern Kansas, turning them into rotting, flesh-eating monsters. Running from the mindless, soulless rottie hordes, Ryan and his companions arrive in the civil-war-torn ville of Sweetwater Junction. They've got one shot at beating the hungry rotties: turn the bloodlust of the ville's warring factions away from each other and toward a common enemy. But that means splitting up and hiring on as sec for both sides and surviving the firefight-before the real hell is unleashed. In Deathlands, time is blood.
There's little to remember about life before the Big Nuke, but there's plenty to scavenge in the tainted wreckage of the post-apocalyptic frontier. The barbaric code of survival of the fittest, meanest or dirtiest makes for hard living and easy death. But Ryan Cawdor and his friends have stayed alive by holding on to their humanity-playing fair...and chilling only when they've got no choice. A civil war raging in the Des Moines River valley forces Ryan and his companions to take sides, or die. Because somewhere in the middle of the generations-old conflict is a lost redoubt. But Snake Eye, the deadliest gunslinger in Deathlands, stands between them and the way out. And the mutie contract chiller won't step aside until he has Ryan's head. In Deathlands, there's nothing but rock and a hard place....
Remnants of humanity have managed to regroup after a global nuclear showdown that decimated the planet. But life in Deathlands is a far cry from actual living. And the survivors must believe they'll find something better, because surrendering to the inhospitable forces of a nuked world means giving in to death. Or worse. Fear and human depravity permeate the frigid air in a once-dynamic Alaskan city. Ryan Cawdor and his group of survivalists go on red alert the moment they set foot on the forbidding tundra, but regardless, they find themselves rounded up by cannibal coldhearts. The companions quickly discover there's a fate much worse than becoming food. Dangerous new experiments are taking place in a long-abandoned military base and, in the bitter heart of the frozen North, new horrors reach out to poison their hope for a better tomorrow.
No place on Earth escaped the nuclear Armageddon that spawned the hellscape known as Deathlands. In a ravaged world where violence and lawlessness rule, a rare breed of hero has emerged. Ryan Cawdor is a lethal fighter who lives by a code of honor and fair play, and that has made him a legend.... Miles beneath the ocean's surface, a decaying redoubt barely protects Ryan and his companions from a watery death. Battling vicious assaults from cyborgs programmed by artificial intelligence to kill them, they're desperate to escape this underwater trap. But above the waves a new threat awaits: a massive predark super ship banished to the seas of Deathlands. Decades of madness have led to civil war between the citizens of the upper and lower decks. Now pawns in a bloody game, Ryan and the other survivors must destroy the ship or face their certain end at sea.
The skeletal remains of a confederate soldier, hidden deep within the Paris Catacombs. The legend of a long-lost Confederate treasure. An aged scrap of paper that reads simply, Berceau de solutude -- Cradle of Solitude. In was sheer dumb luck, really. Archaeologist Annja Creed happened to be in Paris when the bones of the soldier were discovered. But this was no ordinary soldier -- this man was the keeper of a treasure that could have affected the outcome of the American Revolution. Somewhere, the treasure waits to be claimed. Now Annja is unraveling a 150-year-old mystery and a trail of clues that will lead her across the ocean and deep into the heart of the Old South. But she isn't the only seeker of this treasure. Someone else wants it -- bad enough to kill anyone who stands in their way...
In late 1700s Paris, a young but promising illusionist dabbles in the arcane art of phantasmagoria. But at his moment of greatest triumph -- unveiling a magical lantern said to open a door to the Chinese spirit world -- he is violently struck down by a vengeful phantom.... On assignment in London, archaeologist Annja Creed is hunting down a man who claims to have discovered the Jekyll and Hyde potion. On the trail of one curiosity, Annja finds herself pulled toward another mystery...the origin of a strange, old-fashioned projector once used by eighteenth-century illusionists. As Annja delves into its rich history, a dark past begins to emerge. And someone wants to harness the power of this cursed artifact...risking everything for the treasures it promises. But Annja has a little magic trick of her own. One that she wields with deadly accuracy...
A holy war. An ancient scroll lost in history... until now. During a dig in Morocco, archaeologist Annja Creed and her companions are nearly buried alive when the khettara ceiling collapses, revealing a 1,300-year-old corpse. But when Bedouin bandits raid the camp, Annja barely escapes with her life...and half of a scroll in ancient Kufic script. Her companions' survival now depends on her. The scroll dates back to 656 AD, when Muslim raised sword against Muslim and the assassination of the third caliph left no clear heir to Muhammad's teachings. It's a coveted find. Annja quickly finds herself caught between a devious terrorist whose family honor depends on destroying what she possesses and a ruthless CIA team. Both believe the end justifies the means. And that Annja cannot allow.