A journalist is haunted by the ghost of a story - and a woman - she can´t leave behind. A story so powerful that it haunts the dreams and waking hours of all that have lived through it. A genocide in which the West failed to save the innocent. This is the story of aftermath - of how the dead we fail, haunt us - and how we must return, to lay their ghosts and set ourselves free. Katharine Quarmby is a writer, journalist, and film-maker. Her latest book is No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers (One World Publications, 2013). Her first Kindle Single, Blood and Water, was also published this year (Thistle, 2013). In 1997 she travelled with reporter Fergal Keane and BBC Panorama to Rwanda, two years after the genocide, working as assistant producer on the Bafta award-winning Valentina´s Story. She returned with Fergal Keane to produce two prize-winning films with BBC Newsnight in 1999. Since then she has worked both in TV and in print journalism, as a correspondent for The Economist, as well as contributing to British broadsheets, including the Guardian and Sunday Times. This is her first short story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Serena Gay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019059/bk_adbl_019059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of 31 men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community. The aftermath was no less traumatic - families ashamed to claim loved ones, the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights, the city impervious to the survivors´ needs - revealing a world of toxic prejudice that thrived well past Stonewall. Yet the impassioned activism that followed proved essential to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. Tinderbox restores honor to a forgotten generation of civil-rights martyrs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Heitsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002121/bk_high_002121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love. In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew - and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle. With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he´d turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love. Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Thurston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002130/bk_high_002130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lustful young alpha meets his match in an older omega with a past. Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-30s, he´s long since given up hope that he´ll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He´s fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends. When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can´t be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion. But for Vale, being with Jason means giving up his independence and placing his future in the hands of an untested alpha - as well as facing the scars of his own tumultuous past. He isn´t sure it´s worth it. But Jason isn´t giving up his destined mate without a fight. This is a stand-alone gay romance novel, 118,000 words, with a strong HFN ending, as well as a well-crafted, non-shifter omegaverse, with alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. Content warning for pregnancy loss and aftermath. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115285/bk_acx0_115285_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fifth in the saga of the Provincetown Tales. The winds of fortune are fickle guides…and happiness or heartbreak may be the destination. For Provincetown local Deo Camara, the only winds that have ever blown her way have been cold and lonely, and she doesn´t expect things to improve when she is drawn into a family crisis against her will. Despite a decade of estrangement, however, Deo can´t turn her back on the call of blood, no matter how high the price in heartache. Dr. Bonita Burgoyne is pleased with the changes she´s made in her life…she has a rewarding new job and is looking forward to renovating the historic sea captain´s house she has just purchased. She´s content, and that´s all she needs to be, or so she thinks until she hires Deo to head up the renovations. They have nothing in common except a shared legacy of betrayal by those they´d trusted the most, and an impossible attraction they would both prefer to ignore. Meanwhile, Bonita´s new associate Dr. Tory King and her partner, Reese Conlon, must cero with the aftermath of the winds of war and the approaching fury of a very real gathering storm. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016934/bk_adbl_016934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the hours after Eric is forced to openly discuss his sexuality, Taylor must defend his actions on the night of his alleged assault to the police; Anne struggles with the discovery that her son is gay; a critical decision by the detectives makes some involved feel as though the worst may be over; and at Marshall high school, Chris deals with the aftermath of a seemingly innocuous incident that begins to take on racial overtones.
Volume two is a continuation of the Murders, Mayhem, and Scandals series. As in volume one, it contains stories of people who have disappeared without a trace and are still missing. These cases include stories of lost people going back to pre-AD times and continues into the 21st century. Cases cover subjects like the noted gladiator Spartacus; Carnegie heir Andrew Carnegie Whitfield; Joan Gay Croft and her disappearance from a hospital after a tornado; and the New Zealand model Iraena Asher, who walked naked into the dark and was never seen again. The book includes the following cases: Spartacus, the legendary gladiator, 71 BC The princes in the tower, Edward V of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, 1483 Captain Benjamin Briggs; his wife, Sarah Elizabeth; their daughter, Sophia Matilda; and all seven crew members of the Mary Celeste, 1872 Bobby Dunbar, believed found but he may not have been, 1912 Bela Kiss, the Hungarian serial killer, 1916 Andrew Carnegie Whitfield, a member of one of the wealthiest American families, 1938 Joan Gay Croft, vanished during the aftermath of a tornado, 1947 Jean Spangler, went out for the night, never came back, 1949 Robin Graham, taken from a Hollywood Freeway, 1970 Kevin Andrew Collins, disappeared after basketball practice, 1984 The Springfield Three, three women mysteriously disappeared, 1992 Richey Edwards, left his car near a bridge, 1995 Amy Lynn Bradley, another cruise ship mystery, 1998 Iraena Asher, a very preventable mystery, 2004 Lyle and Marie McCann, the couple on a road trip, 2010 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034659/bk_acx0_034659_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lovers´ Morning Hold was originally published in Best Gay Love Stories 2005. In the days following September 11th, 2001, two boyfriends must cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. They examine their relationship, mortality and what they mean to each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Faris Monshi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070412/bk_acx0_070412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Simon, a young gay English teacher, goes to work in southern Portugal, he doesn´t expect to find a country in the aftermath of a peaceful revolution, nor to have an affair with Elaine, a female colleague. As both the revolution and the love affair turn sour, Simon learns the truth of the words of his friend, Luis: That revolution is an experiment you make with your own body. Charles Lambert was born in 1953 in England but, apart from brief spells in Ireland, Portugal and London, has lived and worked in Italy since 1976. He is the author of two novels, Little Monsters and Any Human Face, and a collection of prize-winning stories, The Scent of Cinnamon and Other Stories. His new novel, The View from the Tower, and a memoir, With a Zero at Its Heart, will be published in early 2014. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barnaby Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014673/bk_adbl_014673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before becoming America´s first-ever female network chief meteorologist or appearing on Dancing with the Stars, ABC News´s Ginger Zee checked herself into a mental health hospital. Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One. is Ginger´s heartbreaking, hilarious, and harshly honest life story - from Dickhead´s (you won´t soon forget that name) deck on Lake Michigan to her storm-chasing dream at ABC News. Ginger opens up about her lifelong battle with crippling depression, her romances that ranged from misguided to dangerous, and her tumultuous professional path. This cyclone of stories may sound familiar to some - it´s just that Ginger´s personal tempests happened while she was covering some of the most devastating storms in recent history, including a ferocious tornado that killed a legend in the meteorology field. She also canceled her first wedding - twice - because she finally listened to her inner voice, which was saying, This isn´t right, but then she happened to fall in love with her gay best friend. Yes, twice. Yes, gay. On the sunny side, this book is for all the mistake makers who have learned to forgive others and themselves - even in the aftermath of man-made, or in this case Ginger-made, disasters. It´s a story that every young woman should read, a story about finding love in the world and finding it in yourself. Beloved by Good Morning America´s audience, Ginger is a daily presence for millions. She´s gained fame for her social media presence, which is as unfiltered as Natural Disaster - from baby barf to doggy doo-doo. She´s shattered the glass ceiling for women in meteorology but admits here first she´s the one natural disaster she couldn´t have forecast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginger Zee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009755/bk_brll_009755_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.