Taking a much needed vacation, Adeline goes on a cruise. Hoping to satisfy a mysterious longing that´s plagued her since childhood, she explores her sexuality on the deck of the ship during a storm. Yet hidden in the dark, tossing waves, is a being more beautiful, and sexual, than anything she could have ever dreamed, and he has his heart set on taking her to his world... Warning:This short story has hardcore scenes of graphic fantasy sex. For adults only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sierra Kline. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031854/bk_acx0_031854_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hired is book number one in the popular Hot Ice series. One hundred grand to babysit a hockey player on an island paradise - seriously, how bad could he be? I´m not expected to talk to Logan ´´Phoenix´´ Taylor. I only have to hang out with him in a luxurious villa on a private beach while I study. Simple, right? The money would make my dreams of going to nursing school possible. I haven´t counted on Logan being so deliciously bad - he is oh so good. When the temperature cranks to a boiling point, he knows just how to satisfy the deepest, darkest part of my soul and give my body exactly what it needs. We transport each other to an exquisite world of pleasure where only we exist among the sand and waves, only we matter. But, the heady mix of emotions and lust can´t keep things from spiraling out of control and back to reality, where I have to keep the secret that I´ve been hired to entertain him...even if it shatters my delicate heart. Even if it costs me my destiny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: April Simensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109792/bk_acx0_109792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lia needs ANSWERS from beyond, NOT matchmaking! When 20-something Lia’s grandmother dies, her life is knocked upside-down. In order to satisfy the terms of her inheritance, Lia is forced to move to the family’s apartment complex in the scenic mountain town of Applebarrow, leaving behind her dead-end job and long-term boyfriend, Jason. While she’s happy to fulfill her Granana’s unusual dying wish to play social director to the eclectic group of tenants, she’s surprised to discover they are not what she was expecting. Her days as an RA in her college dorm were inadequate preparation for personalities such as a jealous librarian who names her Thanksgiving turkeys, a charmingly naive mechanic who thinks New Wave is beach music, and a volatile menopausal woman who claims to be a delicate flower. To add to the mayhem, she meets Logan, an attractive young bartender with a penchant for rescuing her from absurd antics, such as losing her phone to a raccoon and thinking Long Island Iced Teas contain little alcohol. As Jason’s behavior becomes increasingly suspicious and erratic, Lia can’t help being drawn to Logan’s thoughtfulness, wit, and intense blue eyes. As she adapts to her new community, secrets and lies emerge, and Lia wonders what the deceased, AND living, people in her life are hiding. Working to uncover the evidence, Lia hopes a wacky, unexpected visitor from beyond will provide the answers she craves - before she loses her grip on reality, and the love of her life.Nobody Tells Lia Anything is Book 1 in the Spooky Matchmakers series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosie O´Toole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154892/bk_acx0_154892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´The most important book I have read in quite some time´´ (Daniel Kahneman); ´´A must-read´´ (Max Tegmark); ´´The book we´ve all been waiting for´´ (Sam Harris) A leading artificial intelligence researcher lays out a new approach to AI that will enable us to coexist successfully with increasingly intelligent machines Longlisted for the 2019 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award In the popular imagination, superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just jobs and human relationships, but civilization itself. Conflict between humans and machines is seen as inevitable and its outcome all too predictable. In this groundbreaking book, distinguished AI researcher Stuart Russell argues that this scenario can be avoided, but only if we rethink AI from the ground up. Russell begins by exploring the idea of intelligence in humans and in machines. He describes the near-term benefits we can expect, from intelligent personal assistants to vastly accelerated scientific research, and outlines the AI breakthroughs that still have to happen before we reach superhuman AI. He also spells out the ways humans are already finding to misuse AI, from lethal autonomous weapons to viral sabotage. If the predicted breakthroughs occur and superhuman AI emerges, we will have created entities far more powerful than ourselves. How can we ensure they never, ever, have power over us? Russell suggests that we can rebuild AI on a new foundation, according to which machines are designed to be inherently uncertain about the human preferences they are required to satisfy. Such machines would be humble, altruistic, and committed to pursue our objectives, not theirs. This new foundation would allow us to create machines that are provably deferential and provably beneficial. In a 2014 editorial co-authored with Stephen Hawking, Russell wrote, ´´Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last.´´ Solving the problem of control over AI is not just possible; it is the key that unlocks a future of unlimited promise.
Of Claire Berlinski´s marvelous debut novel, Loose Lips - a perfect blend of satire, romance, and suspense featuring a young female CIA operative - book critic Frank Bascombe observed: ´´It´s more than a little obvious that [protagonist] Selena Keller is Claire Berlinski.´´ Despite her assertions to the contrary, Berlinski isn´t above poking fun at that notion.In Lion Eyes, a fictional Claire - the author of a novel about love among young CIA trainees - is unsuccessfully dodging a deadly Paris heat wave and her even deadlier ex-boyfriend. When she receives an e-mail from an Iranian admirer who wonders how to obtain a copy of Loose Lips in his native city of Esfahan, Claire wastes no time in replying. Her correspondence with the mysterious stranger, Arsalan - whose name means ´´the Lion´´ in Persian - quickly becomes personal, then intimate...then obsessive.As Claire heads to Istanbul to find relief from the heat, her electronic flirtation with Arsalan begins, inevitably, to consume her. The boundary between reality and imagination blurs and then disappears. The Lion, meanwhile, is nurturing his own powerful fantasies about the author. To satisfy their growing passion, they agree to meet, back in Paris, but Claire soon learns that someone is secretly intercepting their communications.Suddenly, Claire´s romantic dreams start to dissolve. As events take an unimagined, even dangerous turn, and as life begins menacingly to imitate art, Claire discovers that the Lion is not who she thinks he is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001007/bk_brll_001007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.