It´s the holiday season, and recent 22-year-old divorcee Sid Nagle faces hard times as he struggles to cover his overdue mortgage payments. In a desperate attempt to get much needed financial help, Sid posts an online classifieds ad for a roommate. Grace Phillips is a 19-year-old wild child whose uplifting positive attitude is what Sid direly needs to turn his life around. Her giving spirit, child-like innocence, and heavenly good looks are only the beginning of her many desirable attributes. Once Grace moves in with Sid, she is smitten with his handsome good looks and determined to break his hardened exterior. What happens when bubbly Grace moves in with depressed Sid? Will her positive attitude renew his holiday spirit? When Sid witnesses a near catastrophe, can he overcome this adversity and rediscover his love in the process in time for the holidays? Find out more in the Roommate Ménage: A Merry Christmas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hensley-Mayes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060420de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far would you go to hide who you really are inside? And what do you do when you find the one person from whom hiding your true self isn´t an option? Glamorous movie star Dara Thomas has it all - an Oscar nomination, dozens of magazine covers proclaiming her the sexiest woman alive, and people of both sexes clamoring for her attention. She also has a carefully guarded secret life. As Constance Darrow, Dara writes Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction, an outlet that allows her to be so much more than just a pretty face. Rebecca Minton is a professor of American Literature in love with the work of the mysterious, reclusive author Constance Darrow, with whom she strikes up a correspondence. A chance phrase in a letter leads her to a startling conclusion about the author. What happens next will change the course of both of their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Beresford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021983de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sheila is certain America´s dynasties will destroy the country, but her nascent group of academic colleagues has failed to persuade the government and the people of the need for change. These revolutionaries call themselves Prime Heuristic. Their influence on government is small compared to that of powerful families like the houses of Daco, Harrington, Maddox, and Tafuri. Sheila and her colleagues monitor the fight for economic dominance between these four houses and America´s other dynasties. Their influence upon politicians is indisputable. But even among the masses, dynasty wealth has its supporters, as expressed through the trendy fashion known as ´´dynasty style´´. When Sheila meets Jasira, she doesn´t know what to expect. The popular congressional correspondent is smart, attractive. Their connection is clear from the start, but Sheila finds herself wanting to know Jasira´s real agenda. Does Jasira support the dynasties and their influence upon the government she covers? Or is she, like Sheila, working to turn the country away from contemporary feudalism and back to democracy? The full voice cast includes Fawzia Mirza and Scott Duff. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrianne Cury, Amy Montgomery, Deb Doetzer, Fawzia Mirza, Scott Duff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040109de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London, 1822 It was only supposed to be one night. One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hall in Cheapside is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart. It was only supposed to be a job. Cavin Fox has done it many times - select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets. With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult. Cavin lives with a band of thieves in the worst area of London, and he knows there´s no place for him in a gentleman´s life. Yet Benjamin isn´t about to let Cavin - and love - continue to slip away from him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Belmont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/000848de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some of the sexiest men in hockey think they have nothing left to lose. Challenge accepted. Collide: On his way home after losing his job, Shayne´s bad day goes farther downhill when a truck slams into him. The sexy man who pulls him from the wreckage, seeing him at his lowest, is either the best or worst thing to happen to Shayne in a long time. Blow: By most people standards, Ryker is considered odd. As the only child of a notorious conman, he understandably has a few trust issues. Most men are willing to overlook his parentage and strange personality since these days he´s better known as one of the hottest cover models around. Ryker knows his appearance pays the bills, but it´s also brought grief, stalkers, and one gorgeous cop into his life. There´s one tiny problem with his new-found obsession, Grady - other than being a part of organized law enforcement - he also happens to be straight. Thrash: Henley has been perched on the edge of self-destruction for years. Drugs, alcohol, and dark fetishes are only a few of his vices. When the only man capable of controlling him turns his back for good, Henley finally crosses the line, losing everything. Kieran Steele is considered one of the most ruthless agents in the world of sports. His cutthroat tactics have never failed to land the deal of every athlete´s dreams. When he sets his sights on something, he always gets what he wants. What Kieran wants most is Henley. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065642de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Battleship Cove: James A. Gay
David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community: How have those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today? How have they inspired whole generations of disenfranchised youth? How could we ever have the Scissor Sisters or Lady Gaga without Billie Holiday, Disco and David Bowie?
A SINGULAR VOICE:The narrative ´you´ as cover in contemporary fiction Jennifer Gay Albertson
This book addresses policy research on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools. It covers quantitative and qualitative research into policy impacts for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex students. It draws on a large-scale Australian study of the impacts of different kinds of policy at the national, state, sector and school level. The study covers over 80 policies, interviews with key policy informants and survey data from 3,134 GLBTIQ students. Since new guidelines were released by UNESCO, homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools has become a key area of interest around the world. There has been much pressure on educational leadership to engage with these issues since the UN released international human rights legislation on sexual orientation and gender identity that have implications for student rights. The book presents statistically significant correlations between specific types of state and school level education policies that explicitly named homophobia/ GLBTIQ student issues, and lowered incidence of homophobic bullying, lowered risk of suicide and self-harm for these students. It includes stories from policy makers on how the policies came to be (through lawsuits, ministerial inquiries and political activism), right through to the stories of students themselves and how they individually felt the impacts of policies or policy lacks. International contexts of homophobic and transphobic bullying are discussed, as well as recent transnational work in this field. The book considers the different types of collaborations that can lead to further policy development, the transferability of the research and some of the benefits and problems with transnational policy adoptions.
This volume tells the history of homosexuality in the United States military beginning in 1986, when the issue first came to the forefront of social consciousness. Each chapter is written through the eyes of gay mental healthcare providers, covering how to steadily adapt and learn to treat veterans struggling with the traumas associated with the stigma of homosexuality in service. Topics include the ´´Don´t-Ask-Don´t-Tell´´ (DADT) policy, its repeal in 2011, and addresses the current trends and challenges. Unlike any other professional book, this text includes the personal stories of gay military mental healthcare providers, as well as gay civilian clinicians who have worked with the military population in various segments in history. These accounts offer invaluable support for medical professionals working with this demographic. Chapters cover the various psychological damage service personnel encounter as it uniquely pertains to those struggling with the stigma of LGBTQ rights. Chapters include clinical pearls for particular psychiatric concerns, lessons learned for the future, and hard-earned successes as stigmas and perceptions evolved over time. Gay Mental Healthcare Providers and Patients in the Military is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, policymakers, and all professionals who are interested in LGBTQ rights in the context of veteran psychiatry.