Lord Oliver Marsden has a secret. He´s been in love with his childhood friend for years, though Vincent´s never shown an interest in him beyond friendship. Ruggedly handsome, wealthy, and successful, Vincent is everything Oliver is not. And Vincent doesn´t prefer men. Then Oliver discovers Vincent hires a man during his visits to a London brothel. Desperate to be with Vincent, Oliver orchestrates a deception, switching places with the brothel´s employee. When Oliver arrives at the bedchamber, he´s in for another surprise. Restraints and a leather bullwhip? Apparently Vincent isn´t as conservative as he appears. Lord Vincent Prescot has a secret of his own. One kept locked away and only indulged once a month. But this month´s appointment is different. The mysterious man is so perfect, so beautiful in his submission, rousing protective instincts Vincent can´t deny. Yet he refuses to believe he might truly prefer men, for it could mean the end of his hopes of earning his father´s respect. Will betrayal destroy them or will they be bound together by deception? Publisher´s note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some listeners may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and content, including bondage and spanking, male/male sexual practices. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028775de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actress and playwright Tina Alexis Allen´s audacious memoir unravels her privileged suburban Catholic upbringing that was shaped by her formidable father - a man whose strict religious devotion and dedication to his large family hid his true nature and a life defined by deep secrets and dangerous lies. The youngest of 13 children in a devout Catholic family, Tina Alexis Allen grew up in 1980s suburban Maryland in a house ruled by her stern father, Sir John, an imposing, British-born authoritarian who had been knighted by the Pope. Sir John supported his large family by running a successful travel agency that specialized in religious tours to the Holy Land and the Vatican for pious Catholics. But his daughter, Tina, was no sweet and innocent Catholic girl. A smart-mouthed high school basketball prodigy, she harbored a painful secret: she liked girls. When Tina was 18 her father accidently discovered the truth about her sexuality. Instead of dragging her to the family priest and lecturing her with tearful sermons about sin and damnation, her father shocked her with his honest response. He, too, was gay. The secret they shared about their sexuality brought father and daughter closer, and the two became trusted confidants and partners in a relationship that eventually spiraled out of control. Tina and Sir John spent nights dancing in gay clubs together, experimenting with drugs, and engaging in sex with their respective partners in public places - all while keeping the rest of their family in the dark. Outside of their wild clandestine escapades, Sir John made Tina his heir apparent at the travel agency. Drawn deeper into the business, Tina soon became suspicious of her father´s frequent business trips, his multiple passports and cache of illegal documents, and the briefcases full of cash that mysteriously appeared and quickly vanished. Digging deeper, she uncovered a disturbing facet beyond the stunning double life of the fathe... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tina Alexis Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006517de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having lost his intended mate in an accident years ago, werewolf alpha Kane has been slow to consider another chance at love. With his business struggling, his pack going hungry, and a rival pack pressing in on them, he may not need to worry about it - choosing a mate from the rival pack will set tensions at ease. A complication comes in the form of a beautiful younger man Kane is immediately drawn to, who he soon realizes is his true mate, and who has fallen pregnant with his child. With an important merger and all-out war with the rival pack on the line, Kane must make choices that secure the future of his mate, his pack, and his unborn child - choices that are not as they first seemed. With secrets being kept from him and deception around every corner, he´ll have to tread carefully to avoid losing everything again. Warning: This audiobook contains hot sex scenes, naughty words, intense action and paranormal mysteries, intended for 18+ listeners only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069865de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clichés are overrated, and loving the boy next door may not be as genuine as the love Flynn sacrifices along the way. Knowing he´s gay and acting on it were two separate notions to Flynn Brewer until he´d met Keith, his first boyfriend, in high school. Before then, being gay wasn´t as real as the pain of living day-to-day. Flynn´s fear of coming out to his religious best friend, Zach, in their conservative community destroyed his relationship with Keith, but Flynn rationalized his avoidance and bottled up the truth until it was regrettably too late. Zachary Mitchell was the perfect son and role model as far as the outside world could tell. Active in his church while attending college, Zach had a personality that could sell anything, do anything, or be anything. Except, he couldn´t sell the truth to himself. Just when he was ready to reveal his internal conflict to Flynn and expose the darkness lurking in his heart, and in his ´´perfect´´ family, Zach met a girl and got sucked deeper into his chasm of deception. Caught in a living Newton´s cradle of his own design, Flynn must choose between idealistic childhood fantasy and a tempestuous passion that could ignite the very air he breathes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050585de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do when your whole world is blown apart? A 17-year-old confronts love, betrayal, and his brother´s illness in this brave, deeply compassionate novel by M. E. Kerr. Life is going great for Seaville High senior Erick Rudd. He´s a good student, he has a girlfriend he´ll probably marry, and he´s on a straight path to college. Then his best friend´s girlfriend lets him know she´s attracted to him. Seventeen going on 25, Nicki Marr is blond, green eyed, and gorgeous. Soon, Erick is seeing her on the sly. Guilt ridden over his deception, Erick isn´t prepared for what happens next. He finds out that his brother, Pete, who´s 10 years older and lives in New York, is very sick... with AIDS. Erick is stunned; he didn´t even know his brother was gay. It was Pete who told a five-year-old Erick that night kites don´t think about the dark, that they´re not afraid to be different. How Erick and his parents deal with Pete´s illness - and how Erick handles his relationship with Nicki - are what make this audiobook so unforgettable. Fearless and profoundly affecting, it will stay with you long after the last tick. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Burke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016755de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Americans have come to tolerate, embrace, and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents´ generation - from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion on demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade schoolers. Does that mean today´s Americans are inherently more morally confused and depraved than previous generations? Of course not, says veteran journalist David Kupelian. But they have fallen victim to some of the most stunningly brilliant and compelling marketing campaigns in modern history. The Marketing of Evil reveals how much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift wrapped, and sold to them as though it had great value. Highly skilled marketers, playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity, and tolerance, have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America´s founding regarded as grossly self-destructive - in a word, evil. In this groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, Kupelian peels back the veil of marketing-induced deception to reveal exactly when, where, how, and especially why Americans bought in to the lies that now threaten the future of the country. For example, few of us realize that the widely revered father of the ´´sexual revolution´´ has been irrefutably exposed as a full-fledged sexual psychopath who encouraged pedophilia. Or that giant corporations voraciously competing for America´s $150 billion teen market routinely infiltrate young people´s social groups to find out how better to lead children into ever more debauched forms of ´´authentic self-expression´´. Likewise, most of us mistakenly believe the ´´abortion rights´´ and ´´gay rights´´ movements were spontaneous, grassroots uprisings of neglected or persecuted minorities wanting to breathe free. Few people realize America was actually sold on abortion thanks to an audacious public relations c... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Kupelian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001701de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Patricia Watts? new novel, The Frayer, we watch an uncannily seductive Louisiana bayou man as he goes about ?fraying? the inhabitants of a prosperous apartment building in Fairbanks, Alaska, and destroying the building itself. Angelo Fallon?s eerie powers are both physical and psychological. Physically, he can make chunks of plaster fall from walls, and massive chandeliers break loose from ceilings. And he can seduce, apparently, just about anyone he chooses to seduce. Big Blue, the building itself, narrates the story of Angelo?s machinations: tiny cracks start appearing in Blue?s walls as soon as the villain walks in. But Blue, who can read the thoughts of most of his inhabitants, sees only a wave of black when he searches inside Angelo?s mind. Within a few pages, Angelo Fallon has caused Corrine, the building?s owner, to break a leg.Psychologically, Angelo is a master at sowing discord. He knows the weaknesses and hidden needs of the individuals he has decided to destroy, and he skillfully insinuates himself into their lives. So, having made Corrine vulnerable, he becomes her caretaker, then her controller. He creates mistrust, using loaded questions and pretended concern to turn her against her friend Jasmina, the coffee shop owner who teaches belly dancing on Blue?s ground floor. He widens the rift by seducing both women, then further isolates Corrine by turning his bluesy saxophone-playing charm on her closeted gay friend Lonnie. (The seduction scenes are steamy.)Big Blue senses the cracks growing, the mold forming as Angelo plays his frayer games. He watches, frets, and tries to intervene. But can he do more than wring his non-existent hands? Can his sixty years of caring, and the deeper instincts of Angelo?s flawed victims, save him?or them?Patricia Watts? surreal premise quickly pulls readers into a novel which blends horror and heroism, eros and architecture. Her long career as an investigative journalist in Fairbanks is evident in the skill with which she creates and motivates her characters, the detailed care with which she describes her scene, the suspense she builds, the inevitable deceptions and self-deceptions she slowly uncovers.