Ellis Broad never imagined he would end up a single father before he turned 29. Then again, most of his expectations for the future evaporated when his husband of three years filed for divorce, leaving Ellis as their six-month-old son Harrison´s only parent. After the divorce Ellis hides, working from home on his small graphic design business so he can be a full-time dad. He succeeds until Zane Hadlin stumbles into his life. Zane is everything Ellis desires and everything he fears at the same time. A former gang member from the wrong side of the tracks, Zane turned his life around after his older brother was killed in a shooting. Now an artist, Zane shows Ellis a path back into the world and all he´s been missing out on. The only problem is, Ellis´s ex-husband hasn´t quite gone for good, and his digging into Zane´s past could drag up secrets no one is prepared to deal with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. L. Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030565de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I never wanted my dad to remarry. The idea of replacing my mom seemed absurd to me, but he went ahead and did it anyway. I don´t know how he could have possibly have ever thought that I would accept them into my world, though. I didn´t want a new mom, and I certainly didn´t want a step brother stealing away my only living parent´s attention. I vowed to myself on the day that they got married that I would always be better than him, that I would always outshine my step brother in every way that I could, so that my dad had no choice but to look at me. Life doesn´t always go to plan though, and I know that know. Things change, and so do people. The only things that are certain in life are what have passed and even then, no one person could ever truly understand the whole story. That´s how I lost the man I loved. That´s how I lost the person who I´d never accepted as a brother, but had always been family to me, and now I need to find a way of getting him back. Warning: Contains sexually explicit content suitable only for ages 18 and over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Logan McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055055de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A world of violent passions and inhuman hungers explodes as ancient taboos and primal desires collide.Wolf Were Alpha Sylvan Mir wants nothing more than to keep her pregnant mate Drake safe in their secluded stronghold, deep in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, but enemies, political and praetern, force her into battle. Sylvan must confront the Vampire Chancellor Francesca, a one-time lover, about her part in a recent attack on Mir Laboratories—a confrontation that will test Sylvan’s alliance with the Vampires and lead to war. Francesca’s enforcer Michel, with a secret sexual conquest in Sylvan’s Pack and a Were centuri newly-turned Vampire, Lara under her command, may have divided loyalties, too. Lara, born to fight in service to the Were alpha, finds herself caught between two worlds, belonging to neither, and her unexpected obsession with an enemy Alpha puts ancient loyalties to the test. In a world where humans and praeterns conspire for the ultimate power, violence is a way of life...and death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxine Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013413de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The camera doesn´t lie; but is the film worth killing for? When journalist Velvet Erickson´s oldest friend, movie director Jeff Conant, takes a header off the Golden Gate Bridge, she refuses to believe his death was a suicide. Private investigator Yoshi Yakamota isn’t so sure. Still she agrees to investigate his death with her Blind Eye Detective Agency. The team members soon find themselves embroiled in everything from burglary and kidnapping to drug culture and backstabbing betrayals. As they inch closer to exposing the truth, new questions emerge. Has an independent filmmaker captured the events of fateful night? And will they all live long enough to see it, or will one of them join Jeff in his watery grave? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aiko Nakasone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009821de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When sculptor and author Barb Davis is given an NEA grant to pair original feminist sculptures with searing first-person essays on transitions in women´s lives, she organizes a two-week writing retreat with 12 of the best, brightest, and most notorious lesbian authors in the business. But in between regularly scheduled happy hours and writing sessions, the women enter a tournament bass-fishing competition, receive life coaching from a wise-cracking fish named Phoebe, and uncover a subterranean world of secrets and desires that is as varied and elusive as the fish that swim in the waters of Lake Champlain. Set on the beautiful shores of Vermont´s Lake Champlain, Backcast is richly populated with an expansive cast of endearing and outrageous characters who battle writer´s block, quirky locals, personal demons, unexpected attractions, and even each other during their two-week residency. For Barb and each of her 12 writers, the stakes in this fast-moving story are high, but its emotional and romantic payoffs are slow and sweet. Filled with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking pathos, Backcast serves up a sometimes irreverent, sometimes sobering look at the hidden lives of women, and how they laugh, love, lose, and blunder through their own search for meaning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024589de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 18 Emerson Rosberg was poised to become an Olympic skiing sensation. Growing up in the Adirondack ski town of Lake Henry with a world-renowned ski champion for a father gave her an edge over the competition...until the day she let her ego get the better of her and made a devastating mistake that would cost her any future in the sport. Deciding the only way to heal her shattered dreams was to run as far away from Lake Henry as possible, she settled in Los Angeles, leaving all memories of her previous life far behind. When her mother dies suddenly, Emerson is forced back to Lake Henry to take care of things, including the sale of The Lakeshore Inn. Her plan to get in and get out of that miserable town as quickly as possible is brought to a screeching halt when Cassie Prescott, the bubbly, friendly owner of a local sporting goods store, gets in the way. Cassie´s still cleaning up the debris from her last relationship, but she´s instantly drawn to Emerson despite warnings from friends and family alike. As the cold weather closes in, and Emerson and Cassie´s relationship heats up, one question keeps popping up for Emerson: Can you really go home again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023312de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in Jericho - a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father´s medical practice. Together they learn that life and love can have as many twists and turns as a country road. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021980de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mystery writer Bethany Lange wasn´t prepared for the twisting emotions that left her breathless the moment she laid eyes on folk singer sensation Ali Hart. Of course she was flat on her back and looking up and backward at the gorgeous singer, but that didn´t stop her body and heart from bursting into a kaleidoscope of want, need, and lust. Scared at the intensity of her feelings, Bethany does everything she can to avoid Ali at Camp Jacomo, the camp designed specifically for children of lesbian and gay families where Bethany volunteers every summer. The camp director convinces the hottest singer at the moment, Ali Hart, to spend a week teaching the children music - to everybody´s delight except Bethany´s. On her last day at camp, Ali approaches Bethany with an offer of friendship, but they both know it´s the prelude to something bolder. Should Bethany take the risk? Does she really believe she can balance her quiet, private life with Ali´s outspoken one? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily C. Michaels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024234de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Homicide detective Tori Hunter was used to doing things her way. But even after six different partners in seven years, she was not prepared for the hot-tempered Samantha Kennedy. Samantha, on the other hand, was trying to juggle a new job and a demanding boyfriend and now finds herself with an even greater challenge - being partnered with the most difficult detective in the entire squad. After a brief terrorist scare disrupts their serial killer investigation, the two women find themselves growing closer. Sam begins to question the relationship with her longtime boyfriend, and Tori, never one to allow anyone to get too close, begins to feel her defenses slipping in Sam´s presence. While facing a serial killer and drug deals gone bad, the two detectives struggle with their feelings, trying to maintain their professional relationship while keeping their nearly flammable physical relationship in check. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022615de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Back Where He Started, Chris Thayer finds himself packing up the last pieces of a quietly extraordinary life. After twenty-three years of marriage to Zack Ronan - and after raising the widower´s three kids - Chris finds himself facing an uncertain second act. Seeking refuge in North Carolina´s Outer Banks, Chris has to come to terms with his own empty nest and challenge himself to move forward with a new relationship. This is a subtle depiction of the meaning of family and motherhood, and of the search for your true soul. Jay Quinn´s Lambda-nominated novels transcend traditional gay fiction, exploring universal issues of marriage, aging parents, addiction, and attraction, all while presenting unique characters and a pause-resisting drama. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ethan Sawyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022078de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Beyond the Breakwater, the sequel to Safe Harbor, Sheriff Reese Conlon and Doctor Tory King face the challenges of personal change as they define their lives and future together. Dr. Tory King’s pregnancy forces her to examine her personal needs and goals while her partner, Sheriff Reese Conlon, struggles with her escalating anxieties over conditions she cannot control. Twenty-year-old Brianna Parker makes a sacrifice for love that threatens not just her happiness, but her life, when she returns home as the newest member of the Sheriff´s department. A life-threatening accident, a suspicious fire, and the appearance of more than one woman vying for Bri’s attentions makes one Provincetown summer a time of transformation as each woman learns the true meaning of love, friendship, and family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016931de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book two in the Brooklyn Sinners series. Gun runner Pablo Castillo has cemented his reputation in the gun trade as callous and cold-hearted. Personal feelings no longer matter, not with everyone out to make him a sacrifice on their way to the top. He remains untouchable, until a meeting with a rival gang leader and a new deal brings him face-to-face with temptation. Dev is the right hand to a sadistic bastard out for blood and glory. He hides his true feelings of distaste for his boss, not the least of his many secrets. He could’ve sworn those secrets were safe, but after meeting Pablo he’s not so sure. The two men come together in a heated affair neither can deny, battling themselves, each other and a deadly enemy bent on spilling blood. Pablo and Dev will have to stick together or walk away from a love neither man expected to find. The choice should be simple. It never is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renard Pasquale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016682de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.