History professor Ned Brummel is living happily with his partner of 12 years in small-town Maine when he receives a phone call from his estranged friend - Jack - telling him that another friend - Andy - is very ill and possibly near death. As Ned boards a plane to Chicago on his way to his friend´s bedside, he embarks on another journey into memory, examining the major events and small moments that have shaped his world and his relationships with these two very different, very important men.Growing up together through the restrictive 1950s and confusing ´60s, Jackson ´´Jack´´ Grace and Ned Brummel take solace in their love for each other. But once they arrive at college in 1969 and meet handsome farm boy Andy Kowalski, everything changes. Despite Andy´s apparent heterosexuality, both Jack and Ned fall hard for him, straining their close friendship. Soon, the three men will become involved in a series of intense liaisons and bitter betrayals, coming together and flying apart, as they alternately hurt, love, shape, and heal one another over the course of years. From the heady, drug- and sex-fueled days of San Francisco in the wild 70s to the haunting spectre of AIDS in the 80s and the righteous activism of the 90s, their relationship transforms and grows, reflecting the changes going on around them. Now, together again in the most crucial and intimate of settings, Ned, Jack, and Andy have another chance to confront the damage of the past and embrace the bonds of friendship and love that have stood the test of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blake Somerset. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011207/bk_adbl_011207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jill Fryman (Friday to her friends) is a line supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small southern Indiana town. Life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices. Things go from bad to worse when El, a sultry labor organizer from the UAW, sweeps into town to unionize the plant right after it´s been bought out by a Japanese firm. Sparks fly on and off the line as Jill and El fight their growing attraction for each other against a backdrop of monster trucks, catfish dinners, Pork Day USA, and a bar called Hoosier Daddy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021584/bk_adbl_021584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bianca worries that her daddy, Gavin, is lonely and decides he needs a boyfriend for Christmas. So she enlists her father´s best friend, the straight and unattached Curtis. Gavin has a Christmas wish, too, and Curtis setting him up on disastrous dates isn´t part of it! Meanwhile, Curtis finds life becoming complicated as he tries to please Bianca, make Gavin happy, and fend off his own unexpected mixed feelings. Will anyone´s wish come true? A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Advent Calendar package ´´Evergreen´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024671/bk_acx0_024671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the chaotic aftermath of 9/11, Secret Service agent Cameron Roberts and her lover, first daughter Blair Powell, must contend with recriminations from within the government and danger from without as they struggle to uncover those who betrayed the nation and nearly claimed Blair’s life. The hunt for those who betrayed the nation is a very personal quest for Secret Service agent Cameron Roberts because the traitors targeted her lover, first daughter Blair Powell, in a secret assassination attempt. Despite reprisals from within the Justice Department and criticism in the press, Cam is determined to bring those responsible to justice. Her search takes her deep into the shadow worlds of counter-intelligence where even a friend might be a foe. While Cam struggles to uncover the traitor’s trail, Blair wages her own war to prevent the woman she loves from becoming a scapegoat during the chaotic aftermath of 9/11. Not just honor, but their future together, is on the line as Blair and Cam join forces with their loyal friends to strike back at the terrorists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014279/bk_adbl_014279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The camera doesn´t lie; but is the film worth killing for? When journalist Velvet Erickson´s oldest friend, movie director Jeff Conant, takes a header off the Golden Gate Bridge, she refuses to believe his death was a suicide. Private investigator Yoshi Yakamota isn’t so sure. Still she agrees to investigate his death with her Blind Eye Detective Agency. The team members soon find themselves embroiled in everything from burglary and kidnapping to drug culture and backstabbing betrayals. As they inch closer to exposing the truth, new questions emerge. Has an independent filmmaker captured the events of fateful night? And will they all live long enough to see it, or will one of them join Jeff in his watery grave? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aiko Nakasone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009821/bk_adbl_009821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the morning after Mikah´s latest interlude with The Stranger, and recent discoveries have him feeling tense and conflicted. He decides that a boozy spill-session at the bar with his best friend is what he needs. The Stranger isn´t done with Mikah yet, however, and the night rapidly becomes something thrilling, terrifying; and, ultimately, even more confusing. Will The Stranger let Mikah in on his secret life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darren Homewood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058997/bk_acx0_058997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lord Oliver Marsden has a secret. He´s been in love with his childhood friend for years, though Vincent´s never shown an interest in him beyond friendship. Ruggedly handsome, wealthy, and successful, Vincent is everything Oliver is not. And Vincent doesn´t prefer men. Then Oliver discovers Vincent hires a man during his visits to a London brothel. Desperate to be with Vincent, Oliver orchestrates a deception, switching places with the brothel´s employee. When Oliver arrives at the bedchamber, he´s in for another surprise. Restraints and a leather bullwhip? Apparently Vincent isn´t as conservative as he appears. Lord Vincent Prescot has a secret of his own. One kept locked away and only indulged once a month. But this month´s appointment is different. The mysterious man is so perfect, so beautiful in his submission, rousing protective instincts Vincent can´t deny. Yet he refuses to believe he might truly prefer men, for it could mean the end of his hopes of earning his father´s respect. Will betrayal destroy them or will they be bound together by deception? Publisher´s note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some listeners may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and content, including bondage and spanking, male/male sexual practices. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028775/bk_adbl_028775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Operation Danny.... That´s all bartender and recent college graduate, Julian Hallowell has had on his mind for the past year. Julian may have no idea what he wants to do with his life, but he definitely knows he´s in love with the boy next door: the one in the next room to be exact, his roommate, Danny Wallace. Danny owns a used textbook store just off campus, and while Julian has done his level best to make Danny fall for him, all his hard work appears to have been in vain. Danny doesn´t seem to view Julian as anything other than that--a roommate and friend. So when new guy in town Andy Baker asks him out on a date, Julian can´t think of a good reason to say no. Julian has already instituted a Reverse Operation Danny plan, which he´s positive will purge all thoughts of love and lust for his roomie out of his head. He´s ready to move on and start looking for his next Mr. Right, and Andy just might fit the bill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Frazier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030118/bk_acx0_030118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every night ski patrol Mark McAvoy relives the avalanche that took a life on his watch. Emotionally fragile and single by choice, he´s aghast at his friends´ taking charge of his social life. Hosting a potluck will at least provide him with a good meal. Invited to the potluck on a whim, Allan Tengerdie catches Mark´s eye - and taste buds. This cuddly chef could be perfect for a lonely, too-thin skier; too bad Allan falls better than he skis. When Allan´s injured and frightened he´ll lose his catering company, he´s afraid to ask too much of a man he barely knows. Mark wants to help but has his own problems. Was the avalanche a tragic accident or cold-blooded murder? His role in the inquiry leaves Mark in trouble at work, at the mercy of the law, and with too much time on his hands. If he clings tightly to Allan, will they be swept away together? Bonus Story: Storm on the Mountain A blizzard shuts down the ski resort, giving Mark a chance to show Allan he´s learned from his mistakes. Does he know Allan well enough now to say what´s in his heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finn Sterling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027221/bk_acx0_027221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Second edition A year after deciding to share their lives, Matt and Evan are working on their happily ever after--which isn´t as easy as it looks. As life settles down into a routine, Matt finds happiness in his role as the ideal househusband of Queens, New York, but he worries about Evan´s continued workaholic--and emotionally avoidant--ways. Trying to juggle his evolving relationship with Evan and his children, Matt turns to his friend, former Seattle homicide detective Jim Shea. The continued friendship between Matt and Jim is a thorn in Evan´s side. Jealous and uncomfortable with imagining their brief affair, Evan struggles to come to terms with what being in a committed relationship with a man means and the implications about his love for his deceased wife, the impact on his children, and how other people will view him. His turmoil threatens his relationship with Matt, who worries Evan will once again chose a life without him. But now,the stakes are much higher. First edition published by Loose Id LLC, March 2010. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JP Handler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029451/bk_acx0_029451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.