No matter how much we plan, life - and people - have a way of surprising us. For Doctor KT O’Bannon, a near-fatal tragedy derails a career and disrupts everything she thought she knew about herself and her future. Battered and nearly broken, she turns for solace to the one woman who knows her best, her ex-lover Doctor Tory King. Their unexpected reunion in Provincetown uncovers old wounds, forges new bonds, and awakens long-buried passions. While Tory’s lover Sheriff Reese Conlon struggles to uncover a deadly drug ring and Officer Bri Parker navigates the torturous path between friendship and desire, Tory and KT - and those who love them - are forced to examine the boundaries of love, friendship, and the ties that transcend time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016932de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A devastating hurricane brings insurance investigator Ashley Walker back to Provincetown, the last place she wants to be. Not only must she deal with the dangerous consequences of the natural disaster, she has to fight her soul-shattering need for the woman she left behind. While Reese Conlon and Tory King deal with the challenges of a community in turmoil, a new threat emerges that proves to be even more deadly than the ravaging storm. A silent killer stalks the night, drawing ever closer to the one woman he believes to be his. Soon, no woman is safe, including Tory. The sixth in the Lambda Literary Award-winning Provincetown Tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016935de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of America´s most acclaimed writers and journalists, Gay Talese has been fascinated by sports throughout his life. At age 15 he became a sports reporter for his Ocean City High School newspaper; four years later, as sports editor of the University of Alabama´s Crimson-White, he began to employ devices more common in fiction, such as establishing a ´´scene´´ with minute details-a technique that would later make him famous. Later, as a sports reporter for the New York Times,Talese was drawn to individuals at poignant and vulnerable moments rather than to the spectacle of sports. Boxing held special appeal, and his Esquire pieces on Joe Louis and Floyd Patterson in decline won praise, as would his later essay ´´Ali in Havana,´´ chronicling Muhammad Ali´s visit to Fidel Castro. His profile of Joe DiMaggio, ´´The Silent Season of a Hero,´´ perfectly captured the great player in his remote retirement, and displayed Talese´s journalistic brilliance, for it grew out of his on-the-ground observation of the Yankee Clipper rather than from any interview. More recently, Talese traveled to China to track down and chronicle the female soccer player who missed a penalty kick that would have won Chinathe World Cup. Chronicling Talese´s writing over more than six decades, from high school and college columns to his signature adult journalism - and including several never-before-published pieces (such as one on sports anthropology), a new introduction by the author, and notes on the background of each piece - The Silent Season of a Hero is a unique and indispensable collection for sports fans and those who enjoy the heights of journalism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kent Cassella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009708de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Your birth is a revolution. You chose to be born like this.´´ Tired of the closet lifestyle, arranged marriages, (dis)honor(able) killings happening all around me, in the UK I decided to do something about it. Guys I knew or had dated were marrying someone of the opposite sex, fueling up on drug induced sex orgies, or selling themselves on Grindr to find validation whilst suffocating with shame. The guilt and shame of being gay and South Asian. Yes, for LGBTI people of color, the story is still the same. Stuck in archaic times, families hold on to izaat (honor), societal pressure, and the need to conform. So I turned to spirituality for solace. After a yoga teacher´s course, life coaching certificates, and many grueling silent meditation retreats later I felt like myself again. And that´s when I decided to write Bollywood Gay, a revolutionary, fiery, and necessary bible for those wanting an authentic life. The book has an activist slant, urging people first to sort their own issues before moving onto the bigger task of bringing LGBTI rights in South Asia. It is based on the Law of Attraction principles, with each chapter finishing with an action sheet, intended to dive into the mind, to allow the listener to pierce through blockages, limiting beliefs, feelings, goals, and desires. Do you want the man of your dreams? Do you want to come out to your family? Do you want to live a happier life? All the action sheets will spearhead you on to that effect. The book aims to be positive, motivational, inspirational, and eye opening. I want to remove the years of self-victimization and external blame so you can reclaim your inner power. I want you to realize that you are the change and can do it in an instant with each and every thought, feeling, and word you use. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Manjinder Singh Sidhu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079735de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dear Cary meets Confessions of a Video Vixen in this searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye. On her 17th birthday in 1973, Janice Hunter met Marvin Gaye - the soulful prince of Motown with the seductive liquid voice whose chart-topping, socially conscious album What´s Going On made him a superstar two years earlier. Despite a 16-year-age difference and Marvin´s marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown´s founder, the star-struck teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship. One moment Jan was studying high school history; the next she was accompanying Marvin to parties with other pop stars, lounging with Don Cornelius on the set of Soul Train, and helping to discover new talent like Frankie Beverly. But the distractions and burdens of fame, the chaos of dysfunctional families, and the irresistible temptations of drugs overshadowed the love they shared and their marriage disintegrated. Silent since Marvin´s tragic death in 1984, Jan at last opens up, sharing the moving, erotically charged story of one of music history´s most fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and insight, After the Dance reveals what it´s like to ride shotgun on a wave of fame and self-destruction with a tortured genius who helped transform popular culture and whose artistry continues to be celebrated today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Eller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004444de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best known for being the editor of edgy gay fiction of the Velvet Mafia website, Sean Meriwether has quietly been writing short fiction and building up a body of his own work. The Silent Hustler collects his short fiction published over the last decade. Meriwether´s fiction spans in range from the literary (´´Things I Can´t Tell My Father´´) to the revolutionary (´´Burn the Rich´´) to the downright raunchy (´´Sneaker Queen´´). Slip into bed with The Silent Hustler. You won´t feel guilty in the morning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tommy Howell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016324de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2003, after serving five and a half years as a carpenter in a North Dakota National Guard engineer unit, Bronson Lemer was ready to leave the military behind. But six months short of completing his commitment to the army, Lemer was deployed on a yearlong tour of duty to Iraq. Leaving college life behind in the Midwest, he yearns for a lost love and quietly dreams of a future as an openly gay man outside the military. He discovers that his father´s lifelong example of silent strength has taught him much about being a man, and these lessons help him survive in a war zone and to conceal his sexuality, as he is required to do by the U.S. military. The Last Deployment is a moving, provocative chronicle of one soldier´s struggle to reconcile military brotherhood with self-acceptance. Lemer captures the absurd nuances of a soldier´s daily life: growing a mustache to disguise his fear, wearing pantyhose to battle sand fleas, and exchanging barbs with Iraqis while driving through Baghdad. But most strikingly, he describes the poignant reality faced by gay servicemen and servicewomen, who must mask their identities while serving a country that disowns them. Often funny, sometimes anguished, The Last Deployment paints a deeply personal portrait of war in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003140de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´That sounds terribly romantic,´´ said Thomas before he could catch himself. Rusty was silent for so long, Thomas started to wonder how he could take it back, but then a warm hand squeezed his arm. ´´I don´t mind. It´s been a while for me too.´´ Thomas swallowed and looked up at him. This was crazy. He´d met the man only yesterday. But despite himself, he leaned up and gave him a gentle kiss. Rusty carefully wrapped one arm around his waist and kissed him back. They kept their kisses gentle, feeling one another out, neither of them pushing. As the rain passed, they parted, both of them breathing hard. Thomas licked his lips as he watched him. ´´Thank you.´´ ´´You´re a very handsome man, Thomas. I noticed that first.´´ Smiling, Thomas leaned up and kissed him one more time. ´´I think you better...´´ Warning: This story has steamy and hot content and is not suitable for all ages. 18+. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Wolfe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042316de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1930 William Haines was Hollywood´s #1 box-office draw - a talented, handsome, and wisecracking romantic lead. Off screen, however, protected by a careful collaboration between studio and press, he was openly gay with reporters and studio chiefs alike. Here is Haines´s virtually unknown story - rich with detail, revelations, and scandal - about silent movies and talkies; his lover Jimmie Shields, and their fifty-year relationship (Joan Crawford, their best friend, called them ´´The happiest married couple in Hollywood´´) and the enforcement of the Production Code and establishment of the Hollywood closet, which led to the blacklisting that ultimately doomed Haimes´s film career. Wisecracker sweeps from gay pool parties to the excitement of early talkies to Haines´s infamous encounter with gay-bashing white supremacists in 1936. He survived the scandal to emerge as a top interior decorator to the stars and to such clients as Nancy Reagan and Walter Annenberg, who employed him for the American Embassy in London. With a cast of characters running from Tallulah Bankhead to Betsy Bloomingdale, from Clark Gable to William Randolph Hearst, Wisecracker is an astounding piece of newly discovered gay history, a chronicle of high Hollywood, and - at its heart - a great and enduring love story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bo Foxworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013083de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Just Married´´, by Amy Davidson: The latest ruling in the Prop 8 case.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Operation Steinway´´, by Michael Schulman: A conservatory refurbishes its piano supply.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Apologia´´, by Jeffrey Frank: Why it´s difficult to accept an apology.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´Covert Operations´´, by Jane Mayer: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama. OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS´´On the Prison Highway´´, by Ian Frazier: The gulag’s silent remains. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100825de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.