By Cecile depicts post-World War II France as it reels from war and recovery. In Paris, an orphan girl, Cecile, finds refuge with an older man. He introduces her to nightclubs, intellectuals, artists (Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Eartha Kitt!), and non-monogamy. When she falls for his mistress, she begins to live a life she deems worthy of writing about...but only under the pseudonym of her husband. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005756/bk_adbl_005756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Queeny cocktail waiter Lionel wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight-acting softball player, and the two embark on a rocky road to romance. A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom-poms. Mostly, Lionel and Dog learn what it means to be a man. Finalist for the 2016 Lambda Award in Gay Romance Starred review at Publisher´s Weekly Runner-up 2016 Rainbow Awards Gay Romantic Comedy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088746/bk_acx0_088746_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.
Does the swagger of a confident butch make you swoon? Do your knees go weak when you see a femme straighten her stockings? Even if you think you know what goes on in the bedroom between femmes and butches, these 22 stories will delight you with erotic surprises. In Joy Parks´ delicious ´´Sweet Thing´´, the recently arrived town librarian shows a butch baker some new tricks in bed. On a chase through the woods, the stud in ´´Tag!´´, by D. Alexandria, find her baby girl by scent alone. And the girl in a pleated skirt gets exactly what she wants from her Daddy in Peggy Munson´s ´´The Rock Wall´´. Tristan Taormino is an authority in the field of erotica and sexuality. Along with working as a feminist author, columnist, activist, and educator, she has been featured as Out magazines 100 Gay Success Stories of the Year and The Advocate´s Best and Brightest Gay & Lesbian People Under 30. In addition to all of this, Taormino recently appeared in the E! Special ´´The Real 50 Shades of Grey.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Taormino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003967/bk_acx0_003967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I know I´m not a man...and I´ve come to the conclusion that I´m probably not a woman, either.... The trouble is, we´re living in a world that insists we be one or the other.´´ With these words, Kate Bornstein ushers listeners on a funny, fearless, and wonderfully scenic journey across the terrains of gender and identity. On one level, Gender Outlaw details Bornstein´s transformation from heterosexual male to lesbian woman, from a one-time IBM salesperson to a playwright and performance artist. But this particular coming-of-age story is also a provocative investigation into our notions of male and female, from a self-described nonbinary transfeminine diesel femme dyke who never stops questioning our cultural assumptions. Gender Outlaw was decades ahead of its time when it was first published in 1994. Now, some 20-odd years later, this book stands as both a classic and a still-revolutionary work - one that continues to push us gently but profoundly to the furthest borders of the gender frontier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Bornstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012205/bk_tant_012205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Susie has been very busy at Audible acquiring some of the best sex books ever written and getting them produced as audiobooks. On today´s show, she talks about the many titles she´s found. Her list is long - and oh-so varied. Some of the categories are lesbian erotica; sexuality and relationships; gay men´s biography and gay crime; transexual, tran-tastic, and queer; and retro sex guides and satires. Susie worked with some interesting authors and has some fun stories to tell about these books. Then, Susie answers two letters from our ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag. The first comes from a guy who needs more details about exactly how HIV is transmitted. He wants to be careful - but still have lovers too. Our second correspondent is seeking a discreet environment to ask some questions he has about sex. Have a question? You can call Susie´s hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Episode 556, February 1, 2013] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/130201/pf_suzy_130201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where else but a Tristan Taormino erotica collection can you find a femme vigilante, a virgin baby butch, and a snake charmer jostling for your attention? The salacious stories in Stripped Down draw you in like honeyed voices from an upstairs room. In Peggy Munson´s ´´Into the Baptismal´´, two farm girls decide to test their virginity pledges one rainy summer night. Quinn Vertiz´s ´´Jubilee´´ describes a classic American rite of passage a trip to a trailer brothel in the Nevada desert but with a truck full of butch dykes in place of the local boys. In Skian McGuire´s ´´Phoebe´s Undercover Bon Voyage,´´ a group of well-equipped tops indulge a friend´s cop fetish before she a real cop goes undercover. And Kathleen Warnock´s ´´After Lunch´´ makes it clear that the best dish in a small-town restaurant isn´t on the menu. Guest editor Eileen Myles adds her street smarts and lyrical dynamism to Tristan Taormino´s powerful collection of riveting girl-girl erotica. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Cauldwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013333/bk_adbl_013333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Felix Ketay, a 25-year-old Los Angeles dyke, has her foundations shaken when she’s ditched by her pomosexual girlfriend and then gay-bashed on the streets of West Hollywood. Felix’s old-school lesbian aunt, Anna Lisa Hill, ran away from home in 1965 at age 19 and ended up in Lilac Mines, a small town in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills with a small but tight-knit butch/femme community. When Felix joins her aunt in Lilac Mines hoping to discover a place of respite, Anna Lisa proves stand-offish, so Felix devotes herself to investigating the town’s 100-year-old mystery: the disappearance of 16-year-old Lilac Ambrose in the mine shafts that run beneath the mountain. Felix learns that finding an authentic history is never easy, but Lilac Mines - with its abandoned mines, unknowable secrets, and the occasional quirky-cute thrift store employee - might not be such a bad place to try. About the author: Cheryl Klein is a shameless Angeleno, quiet pescatarian, and shameful tabloid reader. She lives in Los Angeles where she is West Coast director of Poets & Writers, Inc. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010049/bk_adbl_010049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring erotic stories by: Bret Easton Ellis, Poppy Z. Brite, William Harrison, Michelle Tea, Aimee Bender, and Molly Weatherfield. For this special edition, Susie Bright has gathered human sexuality in all its diversity: pleasure and desire in all its forms. This seventh volume offers a glimpse of what sex in the new millennium might be, a time when voices from the sexual underground will be heard and our ideas of perfection will be redefined. Included in this collection: ´´Babes from Outer Space” by Linda Jaivin From Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis ´´Essence of Rose” by Poppy Z. Brite ´´Two Cars in a Cornfield” by William Harrison ´´Ten Seconds to Love” by Michelle Tea From The Leather Daddy and the Femme by Carol Queen ´´Triple X” by Shay Youngblood ´´ReBecca” by Vicki Hendricks ´´It Will Do for Now” by Molly Weatherfield ´´Quiet Please” by Aimee Bender Previously published as Best American Erotica 2000. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir, Pamella D´Pella, Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000052/bk_adbl_000052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sex offenders in California: beware! New public-place laws are restricting and banning many more areas where convicted sex offenders can go. Because of ´´child safety zones´´, some beaches, parks, and harbors are now off limits. Susie reads from a New York Times article that lays out both sides of the issue. Of course parents want their kids to be safe, but as Susie notes, many convicted sex offenders were picked up for public urination, not sex crimes. Orange County has taken the severe step of placing all ´´sex´´ offenders into one group that needs to be feared and restricted. Next, in our ´´Tell Me Your Sex Story´´ segment, Susie talks with another willing listener who steps into her sexual confession booth. Today we meet ´´Cecelia´´, a 38-year-old woman from the Midwest who has had many sexual experiences - and she´s willing to talk details. Susie and Cecelia discuss how pheromones change a transgendered person´s smell, about doing a strip tease dressed as a clown, and ponder who´s hotter: a butch dyke or a gay femme? Then, Susie reaches into our ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag and finds a letter about sex and disabilities: ´´Dear Susie, how do you have sex in a wheelchair?´´ Have a question? You can call Susie´s hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to email@example.com. [Episode 526, June 8, 2012] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/120608/pf_suzy_120608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.