´´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/acx0/079735/bk_acx0_079735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new M/M science fiction romance series In the wake of a modern apocalypse, Konstatine has lost everything he holds dear on Earth. A plague has taken his family and his meager job provides nothing for him to live for. He feels he has no place in the world until he´s called upon for a very special mission in the furthest reaches of the galaxy. Draxion only wishes to honor his people. They are a race of beings whose planet is dying. Can he find a solution to their problem and save his world from a catastrophe before time runs out? When he crosses paths with a human in search of purpose, will he find his mate or will he be chosen by another of his people? Author´s Note: This is a shorter story gay science fiction romance and is the first in the series. Be warned, if you don´t like hot alien sex, a world that stretches your imagination, or the realm of Mpreg breeding - then this is not the book for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cecil Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089935/bk_acx0_089935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to someday share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships. Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality. With care and precision, Vines asked questions such as: Do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not? How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate? What does the story of Sodom and Gomorrah really say about human relationships? Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, not chosen? What did Paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations? Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, God and the Gay Christian is likely to spark heated debate, sincere soul searching, even widespread cultural change. Not only is it a compelling interpretation of key biblical texts about same-sex relations, it is also the story of a young man navigating relationships with his family, his hometown church, and the Christian church at large as he expresses what it means to be a faithful gay Christian. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Vines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003849/bk_rand_003849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let´s make a deal, you and me. Let´s make promises to each other. I promise to tell you my story. The whole story. I´ll tell you about a boy in love with Jesus, who, at the fateful onset of puberty, realized his sexual attractions were persistently and exclusively for other guys. I´ll tell you how I lay on my bed in the middle of the night and whispered to myself the words I´ve whispered 1000 times since: ´´I´m gay.´´ I´ll show you the world through my eyes. I´ll tell you what it´s like to belong nowhere. To know that much of my Christian family will forever consider me unnatural, dangerous, because of something that feels as involuntary as my eye color. And to know that much of the LGBTQ community that shares my experience as a sexual minority will disagree with the way I´ve chosen to interpret the call of Jesus, believing I´ve bought into a tragic, archaic ritual of self-hatred. But I promise my story won´t all be sadness and loneliness and struggle. I´ll tell you good things, too, hopeful things, funny things, like the time I accidentally came out to my best friend during his bachelor party. I´ll tell you what it felt like the first time someone looked me in the eyes and said, ´´You are not a mistake.´´ I´ll tell you that joy and sorrow are not opposites, that my life has never been more beautiful than when it was most brokenhearted. If you´ll listen, I promise I´ll tell you everything, and you can decide for yourself what you want to believe about me. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010274/bk_blak_010274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a man loves a man, the temperature can get red hot! Lucas Steele has chosen 20 stories from the best erotica writers from around the globe for our latest no-holds-barred anthology. With plenty of varied man-on-man action and stunningly erotic themes, these stories will provide a memorable feast of quality fiction that demonstrate when a man loves a man, anything can happen! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex LeGrand, Jim Bowie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xcit/000014/bk_xcit_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeremy Hooper is known for blending passion and wit, making the case for LGBT equality worldwide. In If It´s a Choice, My Zygote Chose Balls: Making Sense of Senseless Controversy, Jeremy continues that style, blending a unique mix of memoir and social commentary that argues for equal rights based on relatable human principles. Hooper leads readers through his own life story, revealing the positive and unnecessarily encumbered aspects of growing up gay in contemporary society. The noted author and activist writes in a sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, but always sharply informed style, opening a window into the realities of family rejection and acceptance. Whether offering direct guidance for would-be straight allies or sharing the inner monologue of a boy who knew who he was long before early adulthood would allow him to own it, Hooper provides a wealth of insight and argument to push the equality conversation forward. As someone who spends 10 to 12 daily hours slogging through the ´´culture war´´ for his celebrated website, Jeremy Hooper knows better than anyone how far the LGBT community still has to go in order to obtain full equality. At the same time, his focused lens led him to believe that some of the usual LGBT activism has isolated the fight and stories, leaving much of the continued struggle to go unrealized by the population at large. So Hooper´s answer is to present relatable tales that are just as proactive in changing hearts and minds as any textbook gay rights treatment, but doing so in a package that pops with universal heart and wit. Hooper calls out the ´´B.S.´´ for what it is, while keeping an equal focus on uniting folks from all walks of life for the common causes of peace, equality, acceptance, and, ironically enough - family values. All of this while remembering to keep his tongue in or around the cheek region. Written to engage and entertain, as well as inspire further discussion and action, the book... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008031/bk_acx0_008031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Destiny sees what others don’t. A quiet fisher mourning the loss of her sister to a cruel dragon. A clever hedge-witch gathering knowledge in a hostile land. A son seeking vengeance for his father´s death. A daughter claiming the legacy denied her. A princess laboring under an unbreakable curse. A young resistance fighter questioning everything he´s ever known. A little girl willing to battle a dragon for the sake of a wish. These heroes and heroines emerge from adversity into triumph, recognizing they can be more than they ever imagined: chosen ones of destiny. From the author of the Earthside series and the Rewoven Tales novels, No Man of Woman Born is a collection of seven fantasy stories in which transgender and nonbinary characters subvert and fulfill gendered prophecies. These prophecies recognize and acknowledge each character´s gender, even when others do not. Note: No trans or nonbinary characters were killed in the making of this book. Trigger warnings and neopronoun pronunciation guides are provided for each story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cori Samuel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122552/bk_acx0_122552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saxon Sinclair, the broodingly secretive Chief of Trauma at a busy Manhattan hospital is less than pleased to learn that her new resident is going to be the subject of a documentary film. The arrival of Jude Castle, a fiery independent filmmaker, soon sets sparks flying as the two driven women clash both personally and professionally. Both have secrets they have spent a lifetime guarding, and both have chosen careers over love. Forced together on the battleground between life and death, passion strikes without warning, and they find themselves struggling with both desire and destiny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018251/bk_adbl_018251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amidst war abroad and upheaval at home, Reese Conlon and Tory King face their gravest challenge to their life together. Can love and passion survive the unforgiving storms of change? In the continuing saga of the Provincetown Tales, Reese Conlon’s obligations to family and country are put to the test as war engulfs the Middle East, while her partner Tory King must chose between her career and motherhood when her family is disrupted. While friends and family struggle with the fears and uncertainties of a world in strife, the small seaside town is rocked by a series of crimes that suggest newly arrived real estate entrepreneur, Ricarda Grechi, may have connections to more than just the business world. State Police Detective Carter Wayne intends to find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016933/bk_adbl_016933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kee Smith isn´t sure who he is anymore. He knows who he used to be - the ignored gay son who chose a blue-collar job just because no one expected it, the submissive bottom who enjoyed large, masculine jocks who put him in his place, the sleek, fashionable twink who partied all night. But after his ex-boyfriend hit Kee and called him names, Kee retired from the social scene. Back after a year´s hiatus, Kee still doesn´t know where he fits. His friends say he´s a twunk - a twink who put on muscle and turned into a hunk - but Kee is searching for somewhere to belong. Instead of going back to his usual type, Kee hooks up with twink Tate Stevens - a fashion-industry professional who works the image hard. It proves to be the best decision he´s ever made, and not just because he´s starting to regain his sexual confidence. With Tate, Kee can open up about his fears and confusion without ridicule. Tate has his own fears about putting on weight and getting old. It will take work to make a relationship of opposites succeed, but they begin to realize the compromises will be worth it if they can be together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078291/bk_acx0_078291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.