From the author of the beloved novel Three Junes comes a rich and commanding story about the accidents, both grand and small, that determine our choices in love and marriage. Greenie Duquette, openhearted yet stubborn, devotes most of her passionate attention to her Greenwich Village bakery and her four-year-old son, George. Her husband, Alan, seems to have fallen into a midlife depression, while Walter, a traditional gay man who has become her closest professional ally, is nursing a broken heart. It is at Walter´s restaurant that the visiting governor of New Mexico tastes Greenie´s coconut cake and decides to woo her away from the city to be his chef. For reasons both ambitious and desperate, she accepts, and finds herself heading west without her husband. This impulsive decision will change the course of several lives within and beyond Greenie´s orbit. Alan, alone in New York, must face down his demons; Walter, eager for platonic distraction, takes in his teenage nephew. Yet Walter cannot steer clear of love trouble, and despite his enforced solitude, Alan is still surrounded by women: his powerful sister; an old flame; and an animal lover named Saga, who grapples with demons all her own. As for Greenie, living in the shadow of a charismatic politician leads to a series of unforeseen consequences that separate her from her only child. We watch as folly, chance, and determination pull all these lives together and apart over a year that culminates in the fall of the twin towers at the World Trade Center, an event that will affirm or confound the choices each character has made, or has refused to face. Julia Glass is at her best here, weaving a glorious tapestry of lives and lifetimes, of places and people, revealing the subtle mechanisms behind our most important, and often most fragile, connections to others. In The Whole World Over she has given us another tale that pays tribute to the extraordinary complexities of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis O´Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000837/bk_rand_000837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tales of love and lust in contemporary gay culture, Best Gay Romance 2014 is a Valentine to listeners and a wonderful reminder of how love can begin - at the grocery store, the gym, the library, or even on the world wide web. Real romances with relatable characters, each of the stories in this collection represents a facet of the oh-so-human heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle St. James, Max Bellmore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018556/bk_adbl_018556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Originally published in 1950, this account of life among female Free French soldiers in a London barracks during World War II sold four million copies in the United States alone and many more millions worldwide. The novel is based on the real-life experiences of the author, Tereska Torres, who escaped from occupied France. She arrived as a refugee in London and joined other exiles enlisting in Charles de Gaulle’s army, then stationed in Britain awaiting an invasion of their homeland by Allied forces. But Women’s Barracks is no ordinary war story. As the Blitz rains down over London, taboos are broken, affairs start and stop and hearts are won and lost. Women’s Barracks was banned for obscenity in several states. It was also denounced by the House Select Committee on Current Pornographic Materials in 1952 as an example of how the paperback industry was promoting ´´moral degeneracy´´. But in spite of such efforts - or perhaps, in part, because of them - the novel became a record-breaking best seller and inspired a whole new genre: lesbian pulp. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Wilds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005758/bk_adbl_005758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Malcolm always felt like there was something inside him that was different from everyone else around him; he just was never able to place his finger right on it...until now. Landing a new job and a new group of friends, Malcolm begins to open up to a new world that he never even knew existed before. A world of sensational sex, lust, and flamboyancy... Experimenting with his sexuality is only the beginning. Follow Malcolm as he discovers his deepest and darkest desires and begins a whirlwind of fantasy that will carry you away. Warning: This book contains lots of hot sex, drama, and adult language. A standalone gay romance with a happy ending from published author R. P. James. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Heart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051059/bk_acx0_051059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tyler comes from an ordinary world. At 27 years old, his life isn´t what he expected, but this all changes after he´s rescued from an unexpected attack and taken to a mysterious village. He meets Andrew, a ruggedly handsome young man whom he has an immediate connection with. Andrew gives Tyler a chance at a new life in his community, but there are sacrifices he must make in order to join. Despite his connection to Andrew, he isn´t allowed to choose to be with him until he tries many different men first. Andrew´s culture only allows compatibility to be determined through physical means, so Andrew must help Tyler to drop all his preconceived notions of dating and unleash his primal self. This is a steamy paranormal romance that follows a young man´s journey in letting go of all his cultural norms in order to find romantic happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035550/bk_acx0_035550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While doing research for her third book about Hollywood, Paige Cornish meets Avalon Randolph, a sexy and wild actress who takes her on a rollercoaster ride - right down the red carpet. Writing about Hollywood is one thing, but living it is quite another. Personalities clash and boundaries are crossed as they navigate their attraction for each other through the exhilarating but precarious world of money and fame. Can Paige and Avalon reconcile their differences and find a happy middle ground in a town that never lives in the middle? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim McKean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013415/bk_adbl_013415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jay Quinn´s Lambda-nominated novels transcend the traditional gay novel, exploring universal issues of marriage, aging parents, addiction, and attraction, all while presenting unique characters and pause-register drama. In Metes and Bounds, surf, sand, and sex meet in the macho world of construction workers. For narrator Matt, ´´the greatest comfort of surfing comes in the sureness and instinct.´´ Matt is not just coming of age, he´s coming out, and in the sun-bleached world of the North Carolina beaches his burgeoning sexuality can toss as many curves as a wave. Through his longings and self-discovery, Matt knows he cannot let others triumph over being the man he knows to be. As he says, ´´Being a surfer meant you got out, faced your own fears, and did it.´´ So too does Matt, in this stirring, memorable novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Blogs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022079/bk_adbl_022079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Long out-of-print, this novella is Ganymede´s life story - unapologetic in its ribald details of Greek gods in disguise, trying to seduce the most beautiful youth in the Ancient world. When a prince of Troy is born with perfect proportions, not only does every man he meets desire him, but the Immortals want him as their lover. Ganymede loses his virginity to Hermes at 12, at 14 he captures the attention of Ares and Apollo...can Zeus be next? This risqué tale, narrated by acclaimed storyteller Jason Frazier, will appeal to all who have wondered how one boy stepped out of myth to become a gay icon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Frazier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081409/bk_acx0_081409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nick Nolan’s Double Bound reunites us with many of the characters introduced in his delightful Strings Attached: Jeremy, now in a committed relationship with fun-loving, hot-headed Carlo; Arthur, Jeremy’s protector, confidant, and mentor; and Katharine, Jeremy’s wealthy benefactress, still hiding a slew of secrets and hidden agendas. This sequel displays the same wit, verve, style, and sense of adventure that were so engaging and fresh in Strings Attached. And where Strings Attached playfully alluded to Pinocchio, Double Bound has fun with the ´´Jack and the Beanstalk´´ fable. Just as Strings Attached was Jeremy’s story, Double Bound is Arthur’s, exploring his troubled relationship with disapproving parents and his precarious years as a gay Marine. However, there’s an added element this time out: the stakes are higher, the repercussions more dire, and the choices harder and more consequential. There is a darker feel to this novel, which not only adds depth to the characters but highlights Mr. Nolan’s growth and confidence as a storyteller. We’ve moved beyond high-school concerns into real-world choices, where outcomes are not always tied up in neat ´´happily ever after” packages.´´The plot moves along swiftly with great suspense...Double Bound is one of those books that is not easily forgotten...this is the kind of read that will haunt you.´´ - Amos Lassen, Literary Pride 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004520/bk_brll_004520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An enigmatic photograph prompts an older man to contemplate the queer sparkle of his youth and the changing ways of the world in this wistful reflection on passing time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Russell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083878/bk_acx0_083878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.