Sheila is certain America´s dynasties will destroy the country, but her nascent group of academic colleagues has failed to persuade the government and the people of the need for change. These revolutionaries call themselves Prime Heuristic. Their influence on government is small compared to that of powerful families like the houses of Daco, Harrington, Maddox, and Tafuri. Sheila and her colleagues monitor the fight for economic dominance between these four houses and America´s other dynasties. Their influence upon politicians is indisputable. But even among the masses, dynasty wealth has its supporters, as expressed through the trendy fashion known as ´´dynasty style´´. When Sheila meets Jasira, she doesn´t know what to expect. The popular congressional correspondent is smart, attractive. Their connection is clear from the start, but Sheila finds herself wanting to know Jasira´s real agenda. Does Jasira support the dynasties and their influence upon the government she covers? Or is she, like Sheila, working to turn the country away from contemporary feudalism and back to democracy? The full voice cast includes Fawzia Mirza and Scott Duff. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrianne Cury, Amy Montgomery, Deb Doetzer, Fawzia Mirza, Scott Duff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040109/bk_acx0_040109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Follow the band Moondog Three as they hit the road and tour the United States. Philadelphia, Athens, New Orleans, Austin, San Francisco... Daron learns there´s much more to holding a band together than good music. What´s a young, gay guitarist to do when his father´s a homophobic jerk who might be embezzling from the band and his lead singer can´t decide which he wants more, control of the band or love? Sex, drugs, and rock and roll... if only it were that simple. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teddy Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004257/bk_adbl_004257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a car accident leaves photographer Burke Crenshaw in need of temporary full-time care, he finds himself back in the one place no forty-year-old chooses to be--his childhood bedroom. There, in the Vermont home where he grew up, Burke begins the long process of recuperation, and watches as his widowed father finds happiness in a new relationship that´s a constant reminder of everything Burke wants and lacks. Exploring local history, Burke discovers an intriguing series of letters from a Civil War soldier to his fianc.With the help of librarian Sam Guffrey, he begins to research a 125-year-old mystery that seems to be reaching into the present day. The more Burke delves into the past, the more he´s forced to confront the person he has become: the choices he made and those he avoided, his ideas of what it takes to be a successful gay man, his feelings about his mother´s death, and the suppressed tension that simmers between himself and his father. Compelling, frankly funny, and often wise, The Road Home is the story of one man´s coming to terms with who he is, what he wants out of life, and where he belongs--and the complex, surprising path that finally takes him there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blake Somerset. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011208/bk_adbl_011208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Thomas Ford Mike Monaghan is the bartender at the Engine Room, a meeting place for the small but thriving community of gay men in Cold Falls, New York. As Mike pours beer, wipes glasses and hears everything, he´s also witness to the men who come here looking for what they need--sex, direction, friendship, spiritual fulfillment, and love. People like: Stephen Darby--As an accountant, he knows many secrets. But Stephen has his own secret, one he´s never been able to share with anyone close to him. Being the perfect son costs him dearly, and now it may take from him the one man he longs for. Pete Thayer--Playing it straight, Pete takes out his frustrations on transmissions and engines during the day, then spends his nights trying to quench his needs through anonymous sex. But once the thrill of the forbidden begins to fade, what will he be left with? John and Russell--The golden couple in town has the ideal relationship everyone wants. But behind the scenes, their storybook marriage is on the verge of facing some explosive trials that will shake both men completely. Father Thomas Dunn--More and more the gentle priest is feeling a need to express the secret desires that conflict with his devotion to the church, sending his faith into a tailspin and making him question what he really wants from life. Simon Bird--He´s a fixture in town, an old queen everyone finds amusing and entertaining. Still mourning the loss of his longtime lover, Simon yearns to find love and a place in a culture that worships youth and beauty. As Mike hands these men their drinks, he marvels at their determination, strength and foolishness. But most of all, he begins to question his own dissatisfaction, pondering what´s missing from his own life, and what risks he may have to take to find fulfillment. Looking For It is an extraordinarily human tale of community, friendship, and the search for happiness. With unflinching honesty, keen insight, and his tradem... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blake Somerset. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011210/bk_adbl_011210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year is 1935, but this is an America where cross-dressing goes almost unremarked, often unnoticed, and gay relationships are mundane; gay marriage, a quotidian fact of life. Famed chef and female impersonator Pancetta Brulee of New Orleans has been hired to cater a gay engagement party for two prominent grooms at the infamous Faux Pas Island and the Robicheaux estate. Both the family and island have a terrible past, and most Cajuns and Creoles avoid the place like the plague. Pancetta attends the weekend engagement party, only to be faced with a gory murder. The family enlists her and her gorgeous yet restless ex, who happens to be on the island as a groundskeeper. The two embark on a strenuous search for the truth of a tragic Saturday night. Among the suspects are a disillusioned fiancé, a Hollywood starlet sister-in-law, an old family friend and admirer of the deceased, a godmother and countess of Romania, a disapproving mother and father, and a spurned lover of the dead man who has long been a rival for his father´s affections. Murder on Faux Pas Island unfolds as a yarn with campy humor and a hint of romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Lusignolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051561/bk_acx0_051561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every family has a hidden story - even the perfect ones. In this suspenseful and deeply moving novel, Michael Thomas Ford propels us beyond smiling holiday photographs and beloved anecdotes to explore the complex ties within one family - and between two very different brothers whom catastrophe will either unite or divide forever.... On the morning James McCloud, a Seattle district attorney, gets a call from his sister, he senses his own long-buried family history is about to be dragged into the light. James´s father, Daniel, a police officer, disappeared eight years ago. Now his body has been found. James always believed his father committed suicide. But the evidence leaves no doubt: Daniel was murdered. James immediately returns to Cold Falls, New York, to be with the rest of his family. Among them is his brother, Billy, twenty-one, gay, and even more troubled than James remembers. James was always the golden child, Billy the disappointment. Time has not healed their differences, but events may drastically change their roles. For when James´s high school ring is discovered with Daniel´s body, he becomes the prime suspect. And as the truth emerges, piece by piece, Billy finds himself amid a swirl of secrets and lies powerful enough to decide his brother´s fate, threaten yet another life, and destroy the bonds that still remain.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blake Somerset. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011209/bk_adbl_011209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can love blossom beneath the waves of the Florida Keys? Or will the shadows that haunt two strangers prove too much to survive? Scuba diving instructor Olivia Zuckerman loves guiding tourists under the water almost as much as she loves guiding women to her bed. Coerced into picking up a new trainee from the airport, Oz has no idea that her life is about to change in every imaginable way. Daniela Finnsbury-Sterling, Finn to her friends, is trying to break away from an overbearing father, a man intent on making her life fit his plans. Desperate to make her own way, she escapes to Florida to train as a diving instructor. She knows it won´t be easy. She knows her father will do anything he can to force her back into line. Unfortunately, she has no idea exactly what anything will be! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Wilds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013085/bk_adbl_013085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bianca worries that her daddy, Gavin, is lonely and decides he needs a boyfriend for Christmas. So she enlists her father´s best friend, the straight and unattached Curtis. Gavin has a Christmas wish, too, and Curtis setting him up on disastrous dates isn´t part of it! Meanwhile, Curtis finds life becoming complicated as he tries to please Bianca, make Gavin happy, and fend off his own unexpected mixed feelings. Will anyone´s wish come true? A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Advent Calendar package ´´Evergreen´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024671/bk_acx0_024671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fairytale where the heroine gets the princess. Rose is the youngest of Sir Roland´s three children, and the best beloved. When her father fails to come back from an attempt to rescue the princess from a neighboring kingdom from the notorious and mysterious Black Knight, Rose does not hesitate to strap on her father´s old armor, the red faded almost to invisibility, and ride into the dark forest to help him. There she herself encounters the Black Knight. Once she has defeated him, she learns his terrible secret, as well as her father´s awful fate. It is left to Rose, then, to rescue Princess Lily from the highest tower of the knight´s castle. When she arrives there, she is stunned to find the most beautiful creature that she has ever beheld, cursed to sleep until love´s true kiss can wake her. There don´t seem to have been any same-sex fairytales in the days when the Brothers Grimm were gathering stories - or if there were, no one recorded them. It´s up to us, then, to write them! A work- and family-safe lesbian folktale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Cyn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022831/bk_acx0_022831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I´d be damned if I would ever worship their God of unconditional forgiveness. Mine was the Old Testament´s God of justice - the God who had exposed the lascivious elders of Babylon plotting the ruin of Susannah, the God who fortified yound David against a giant Philistine.... They were flesh and blood, they prized their own worth, and asserted it, even to the point of bloodshed. What God brought out of their revenge for Israel or anyone else was not their concern. Who knows the mind of God? Man´s business is to know his own mind, and he sins when he ignores its commands.´´ In Madrid, at the age of 7, Juan Ramon Fuertes witnesses the murder of his parents by two thugs supervised by his father´s business partner, Martin Esteban. His identification of the murderers dismissed by the police, the boy vows to avenge his parents. Sustained by his lust for revenge, Juan Ramon endures years of abuse in a Spanish orphanage, where he follows the movements of Esteban in news reports, eventually noticing Esteban´s beautiful and pious son, Bernardo. Later, when Bernardo begins training as a monk, Juan Ramon´s plan crystallizes: Use the son to get the father. With cool calculation, Juan Ramon begins monastic training, finally entering Bernardo´s monastery in Toledo as Father Juan Ramon. Sensing Bernardo´s attraction to him, Juan Ramon seduces the young monk to gain access to Esteban. Gradually enthralling the devout, troubled Bernardo, Juan Ramon pursues the two thugs while planning Esteban´s murder. But all his schemes for justice hit an unforeseen snag when the fierce avenger falls in love with his tortured protgé. Told from the points of view of both Juan Ramon and Bernardo, Blood Brothers explores the fascinating mixture of lust, love, spirituality, and revenge underlying the mutual seduction of a holy monk and his unholy brother. Michael Schiefelbein has lived in Italy and Washington, D.C., and now resides in Memphis, Tennessee,... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rex Lobo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007879/bk_adbl_007879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.