The next 24 hours may be the most important in Sascha Meyer´s life. Returning with his husband Dan and their twin boys to the village of his youth to bury his mother, he´ll confront more than feelings of grief and loss at her funeral. His strained relationship with his brother Mike, who is struggling in his own marriage, and the far-reaching influence of his late parents can´t be ignored any longer. While he finds his way as a husband, brother, and father, Sascha must uncover the courage to challenge the demons of his youth, while Mike must fight for his marriage. But what of Dan´s own secrets? Will they threaten to unravel the already fragile bond of Sascha´s growing family? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bakkensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083172/bk_acx0_083172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When he finds himself captivated by a movie-star handsome stranger he meets in a bar, lawyer Ford Reilly watches a simple one-night stand develop into a taste of what living honestly might bring him. Out and proud Gus Hansen has built a small architectural firm from nothing, but could lose it all as he tries to break a contract he signed before knowing about the project´s antigay ties. After Ford discovers he spent a passionate night with the man on the other side of the dispute he´s handling, he finds himself in more than one quandary. He can either maintain the status quo, enforcing the contract to the letter, or he can defy his overbearing father and break free of the closeted life he´s built for himself in order to be with Gus. Gus has his own choices to make. He knows the sting of loving a man who hides himself, but the longer he lingers in Ford´s presence, the more difficult it becomes to deny their attraction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Lehnen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019174/bk_acx0_019174_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.
Although acceptance of difference is on the rise in America, it´s the rare gay or lesbian person who has not been demeaned because of his or her sexual orientation, and this experience usually starts at home, among family members. Whether they are excluded from family love and approval, expected to accept second-class status for life, ignored by mainstream arts and entertainment, or abandoned when intervention would make all the difference, gay people are routinely subjected to forms of psychological and physical abuse unknown to many straight Americans. ´´Familial homophobia,´´ as prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman calls it, is a phenomenon that until now has not had a name but that is very much a part of life for the LGBT community. In the same way that Susan Brownmiller´s Against Our Will transformed our understanding of rape by moving the stigma from the victim to the perpetrator, Schulman´s Ties That Bind calls on us to recognize familial homophobia. She invites us to understand it not as a personal problem but a widespread cultural crisis. She challenges us to take up our responsibilities to intervene without violating families, community, and the state. With devastating examples, Schulman clarifies how abusive treatment of homosexuals at home enables abusive treatment of homosexuals in other relationships as well as in society at large. Ambitious, original, and deeply important, Schulman´s book draws on her own experiences, her research, and her activism to probe this complex issue - still very much with us at the start of the twenty-first century - and to articulate a vision for a more accepting world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Schulman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015184/bk_adbl_015184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A serial killer is preying upon gay men in Los Angeles. Detective Cassidy Ryan of the LAPD is out to stop the monster before more mutilated corpses turn up. The victims have one thing in common and it leads back to an infamous online club called DOMZ.com. The website owner, Zachary Teak, is stunningly gorgeous and infuriatingly uncooperative. Having spent years in vice, investigating crimes fueled by pornography, Cassidy hates the Dom on sight. Zack Teak is a wealthy man and a popular Dom with a long waiting list of subs who beg to lick his boots. The moment he meets the detective, a former Navy SEAL, he is determined to help the handsome, blond hunk explore his own submissive nature but Cassidy is having none of it. As Cassidy closes in on the killer, he succumbs to Teak´s charms, finding that it´s okay to give up control and let Zack take charge. Join the men as they flush out a killer while trying not to become victims themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter B. Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031761/bk_acx0_031761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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In this debut collection, a cast of queer youth search out connection, fulfillment, and redemption inside gay clubs and raves, covered in strobe lights and dancing to an endless supply of house and trance music into the early morning hours. At the infamous New York nightclub Limelight, a gay teen who must figure out how to reestablish a recently damaged relationship with his mother whom he knows loves him, and cut ties with his first serious lover, the club´s DJ, a man who may never have cared for him; during a show at gay club in New Jersey, an ex-RuPaul Drag Race contestant exacts her revenge on another contestant for stealing her chance at the national spotlight; a youth runs away from his alcoholic mother who has always put her booze before him, but at a rave he soon finds he must confront her during a night of ecstasy and acid; an aging DJ in Asbury Park must come to terms with the slow death of the industry he still holds dear as well as the sudden death of the only man he ever loved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Austin Vanfleet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070492/bk_acx0_070492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gay werewolves in Victorian London? Why yes, yes there are. Biffy, newly minted Alpha of the London Pack, is not having a good Christmas. His Beta abandoned him, his werewolves object to his curtain choices, and someone keeps leaving babies on his doorstep. Professor Randolph Lyall returns home to London after 20 years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his Alpha in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights. Perhaps, in the process, he may even determine how to mend his own heart. New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger presents a charming love story set in her popular steampunk Parasolverse. Featuring the long-awaited reunion between everyone´s favorite quietly capable Beta and the werewolf Alpha dandy who let him slip away. This sweet romance is full of unexpected babysitting, holiday decorations, and no small amount of pining. Look for surprise appearances from popular side characters and the occasional strategic application of italics. The Supernatural Society novellas stand alone and may be read in any order. But if you´re a stickler, this story chronologically follows Imprudence, and ties specifically to events in Timeless. Delicate Sensibilities? Contains men who love other men and have waited decades to do so. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104079/bk_acx0_104079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America - from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election. The evangelical movement began in the revivals of the 18th and 19th centuries, known in America as the Great Awakenings. A populist rebellion against the established churches, it became the dominant religious force in the country. During the 19th century, white evangelicals split apart dramatically, first North versus South and then, at the end of the century, modernist versus fundamentalist. After World War II, Billy Graham, the revivalist preacher, attracted enormous crowds and tried to gather all Protestants under his big tent, but the civil rights movement and the social revolution of the ´60s drove them apart again. By the 1980s, Jerry Falwell and other Southern televangelists, such as Pat Robertson, had formed the Christian right. Protesting abortion and gay rights, they led the South into the Republican Party, and for 35 years they were the sole voice of evangelicals to be heard nationally. Eventually a younger generation of leaders protested the Christian right´s close ties with the Republican Party and proposed a broader agenda of issues, such as climate change, gender equality, and immigration reform. Evangelicals have, in many ways, defined the nation. They have shaped our culture and our politics. Frances FitzGerald´s narrative of this distinctively American movement is a major work of history, piecing together the centuries-long story for the first time. Evangelicals now constitute 25 percent of the American population, but they are no longer monolithic in their politics. They range from Tea Party supporters to social reformers. Still, with the decline of religious faith generally, FitzGerald suggests that evangelical churches ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacques Roy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008147/bk_sans_008147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Lieutenant Charles Acland is flown home from Iraq with serious head injuries, he faces not only permanent disfigurement but also an apparent change to his previously outgoing personality.Crippled by migraines, and suspicious of his psychiatrist, he begins to display sporadic bouts of aggression, particularly against women, especially his ex-fiancee, who seems unable to accept that the relationship is over. After his injuries prevent his return to the army, he cuts all ties with his former life and moves to London.Alone and unmonitored, he sinks into a private world of guilt and paranoid distrust...until a customer annoys him in a Bermondsey pub. Out of control and only prevented from killing the man by the intervention of a 250-pound female weightlifter called Jackson, he attracts the attention of police who are investigating three ´´gay´´ murders in the Bermondsey area, which appear to have been motivated by extreme rage.Under suspicion, Acland is forced to confront the real issues behind his isolation. How much control does he have over the dark side of his personality? Do his migraines contribute to his rages? Has he always been the duplicitous chameleon that his ex-fiancee claims? And why - if he hates women - does he look to a woman for help? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Glover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000370/bk_macm_000370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.