Runner-Up, 2013 Rainbow Award for Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction Readers everywhere fell in love with Syd, Maddie, David, Michael, Pete, and the irrepressible Roma Jean Freemantle in Ann McMan´s 2011 best seller, Jericho. Now, return to the tiny mountain town in the much-anticipated sequel, Aftermath. Over the past 18 months, Syd, Maddie, and little Henry have become a family, and things are going surprisingly well for most of Jericho´s residents...if you don´t count the devastating storm that whips through town. In the weeks and months to come, Syd, Maddie, and all of Jericho are forced to pick up the pieces and rebuild their homes, their lives, and their town. The task is sometimes hard, sometimes emotional, and sometimes absurd, but it is always full of smart and sassy humor and an abundance of good food and wine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021981de/bk_rhde_002536_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/011208de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I never wanted my dad to remarry. The idea of replacing my mom seemed absurd to me, but he went ahead and did it anyway. I don´t know how he could have possibly have ever thought that I would accept them into my world, though. I didn´t want a new mom, and I certainly didn´t want a step brother stealing away my only living parent´s attention. I vowed to myself on the day that they got married that I would always be better than him, that I would always outshine my step brother in every way that I could, so that my dad had no choice but to look at me. Life doesn´t always go to plan though, and I know that know. Things change, and so do people. The only things that are certain in life are what have passed and even then, no one person could ever truly understand the whole story. That´s how I lost the man I loved. That´s how I lost the person who I´d never accepted as a brother, but had always been family to me, and now I need to find a way of getting him back. Warning: Contains sexually explicit content suitable only for ages 18 and over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Logan McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055055de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jason Day, brilliant designer of video games, is not only a confirmed bachelor, but he´s as gay as a maypole. One wouldn´t think being saddled with his precocious four-year-old nephew for four weeks would be enough to throw him off-kilter. Wrong. Timmy, Jason´s nephew, is a true handful. But just when Timmy and Uncle Jason begin to bond, and Jason feels he´s getting a grip on this babysitting business once and for all, he´s thrown for a loop by a couple of visitors - one from Tucson, the other from beyond the grave. I´m sorry. Say what? Toss a murder, a hot young stud, an unexpected love affair, and a spooky-ass ghost with a weird sense of humor into Jason´s summer plans, and you´ve got the makings of one hell of a ride. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Anthony Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051191de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mystery writer Bethany Lange wasn´t prepared for the twisting emotions that left her breathless the moment she laid eyes on folk singer sensation Ali Hart. Of course she was flat on her back and looking up and backward at the gorgeous singer, but that didn´t stop her body and heart from bursting into a kaleidoscope of want, need, and lust. Scared at the intensity of her feelings, Bethany does everything she can to avoid Ali at Camp Jacomo, the camp designed specifically for children of lesbian and gay families where Bethany volunteers every summer. The camp director convinces the hottest singer at the moment, Ali Hart, to spend a week teaching the children music - to everybody´s delight except Bethany´s. On her last day at camp, Ali approaches Bethany with an offer of friendship, but they both know it´s the prelude to something bolder. Should Bethany take the risk? Does she really believe she can balance her quiet, private life with Ali´s outspoken one? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily C. Michaels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024234de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s 1946, and the dust of World War Two has just begun to settle. When famous archaeologist Rufus Denby returns to London, his life and reputation are as devastated as the city around him. He´s used to the most glamorous of excavations, but can´t turn down the offer of a job in rural Sussex. It´s a refuge, and the only means left to him of scraping a living. With nothing but his satchel and a mongrel dog he´s rescued from a bomb site, he sets out to investigate an ancient church in the sleepy village of Droyton Parva. It´s an ordinary task, but Droyton is in the hands of a most extraordinary vicar. The Reverend Archie Thorne has tasted action too, as a motorcycle-riding army chaplain, and is struggling to readjust to the little world around him. He´s a lonely man, and Rufus´s arrival soon sparks off in him a lifetime of repressed desires. Rufus is a combat case, amnesiac and shellshocked. As he and Archie begin to unfold the archaeological mystery of Droyton, their growing friendship makes Rufus believe he might one day recapture his lost memories of the war, and find his way back from the edge of insanity to love. It´s summer on the South Downs, the air full of sunshine and enchantment. And Rufus and Archie´s seven summer nights have just begun.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Clog. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031912de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Homicide detective Mandi Murphy had seen enough bloodshed on the streets of Houston to last a lifetime. After a botched drug bust left a friend dead, she wanted out of the city. Peaceful little Sawmill Springs seemed like the perfect spot to start over. Six weeks on patrol proved the town to be as quiet and serene as she´d imagined. When things soured between FBI agent Kayla Dixon and her lover, she was ready for a change from the fast-paced life she was living. Her father, the police chief in Sawmill Springs, offered her a job, and she decided a change of pace was just what she needed. Her wish for slow and peaceful didn´t materialize, however, as mere hours after she started her first shift, a prominent citizen was gunned down. The two women are thrust together to solve the murder and return Sawmill Springs to the sleepy small town the residents expect. As the investigation grows, so does their attraction. There´s just one problem - Murphy thinks Kayla is straight. Kayla admits to a failed marriage when she was 18, and an ambiguous affair with another FBI agent convinces Murphy to steer clear of her. Kayla´s innocent flirting is met with skepticism and doubt...and temptation. Another murder not only strengthens their bond as partners but has them fighting to escape the clutches of a murderer. No longer able to ignore the budding attraction between them, they must decide if they are willing to start over...this time, together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030606de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Hollis Monroe specializes in short-terms relationships, typically eight months or less. As an obstetrician dealing with high-risk pregnancies, she spends all her time and energy in caring for women at a nice, comfortable professional distance until she delivers their babies and can walk away. They´re happy, she´s satisfied, and no one gets hurt. The perfect relationship. Pregnant mother-to-be Annie Colfax is alone and barely making ends meet - she didn´t plan on starting a family by herself, but she´s determined to succeed. All she had to do is survive. Neither woman wants a relationship, but fate brings them together at a crossroads that will change their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011731de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Isle Series: Book Three Wig Tobias and Nibs Tyler have been together for a long while, but this year their love is about to be tested. Their business, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant on the Isle of Wight, is vandalized, and it may or may not be a coincidence that the neighbors want to buy them out. Making matters stickier, the police don´t seem interested in investigating until a friend of the couple, an out of town copper, prods them to take action. Their friends, Paul and Olaf, Liam and Sam, and the whole Owens family come to help Wig and Nibs in their time of need. But Paul and Olaf may need a nudge from Wig and Nibs to keep their relationship alive. Meanwhile, a dear friend falls gravely ill. And if that´s not enough, Nibs has been hiding his own medical problems from Wig. When a gale strikes the Isle of Wight, the Blue Lagoon and its owners could be facing the end - unless they and their friends can unravel the knot of misfortune one hitch at a time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Lehnen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019931de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When sculptor and author Barb Davis is given an NEA grant to pair original feminist sculptures with searing first-person essays on transitions in women´s lives, she organizes a two-week writing retreat with 12 of the best, brightest, and most notorious lesbian authors in the business. But in between regularly scheduled happy hours and writing sessions, the women enter a tournament bass-fishing competition, receive life coaching from a wise-cracking fish named Phoebe, and uncover a subterranean world of secrets and desires that is as varied and elusive as the fish that swim in the waters of Lake Champlain. Set on the beautiful shores of Vermont´s Lake Champlain, Backcast is richly populated with an expansive cast of endearing and outrageous characters who battle writer´s block, quirky locals, personal demons, unexpected attractions, and even each other during their two-week residency. For Barb and each of her 12 writers, the stakes in this fast-moving story are high, but its emotional and romantic payoffs are slow and sweet. Filled with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking pathos, Backcast serves up a sometimes irreverent, sometimes sobering look at the hidden lives of women, and how they laugh, love, lose, and blunder through their own search for meaning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024589de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a life of wrong turns and lost hope, can true love be more than a bittersweet fantasy? Melinda Andrews arrives on the Oregon coast with a dream of running the Sea Glass Inn. Still reeling after an unexpected divorce, Mel believes she has missed her chance to find love. All she wants is to make her business a success and regain her independence. She locates the artist who inspired her move so she can commission more paintings for her new inn. Pamela Whitford runs a gallery in a small seaside town, planning events and supporting other artists while neglecting her own talent. Since being deserted by the love she thought was forever, she refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her again. But Pam can´t resist the struggling new innkeeper, and she agrees to paint for her even though it means opening herself up to creativity and the vulnerability that goes with it. Can they learn to trust again and discover a second chance at love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Clark Linden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013414de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado. He can´t imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone... until Matt Richards walks into his life, that is. Matt has just been hired by the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends. Matt claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is way too tempting. Facing Matt’s affair with a local woman, his disapproving family, and harassment from Matt’s co-workers, Jared fears they´ll never find a way to be together—if he can even convince Matt to try. (Meet Matt and Jared again in the audiobook A to Z.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark L. Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drsp/000013de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.