This book explores the growing up experiences of gay and lesbian individuals within their homes, schools, neighbourhoods, among friends; and their journeys of finding themselves and their communities while living in a heterosexually constructed society. It is based on an exploratory, qualitative study with young gay and lesbian persons in two cities of Maharashtra, India and employs a life course perspective. The author has written this book from two primary loci: those of a mental health professional and activist, and a queer feminist activist. Through layered narratives and psychosocial analyses of experiences that are simultaneously attentive to subjectivities and to social and interpersonal processes, the author provides insights into the lives of children who grow up feeling ´different´ from their siblings, peers and friends, and receive constant messages about correct ways of being and expression from their parents, teachers, friends and counsellors/doctors; the unique challenges to growing up as gay or lesbian, alongside complex processes involved in the decision of ´coming out´; and the experience of meeting others like oneself, forming intimate, romantic relationships, bonds of friendship, political solidarity, families of choice and so on. In this book, the author employs a critical stance towards mainstream life span development studies, developmental psychology, child development and childhood studies that make universal assumptions of heteronormativity and gender binarism. This book is of interest to a wide readership, from psychologists, mental health and human rights scholars, to scholars of youth and childhood studies, gender studies, cultural studies, social work, sociology and anthropology.
Can a wolf change his nature? The day is bright and sunny and Max is off to his friend's house for brunch. A man he meets along the way has other ideas. When Max arrives at his friend's house, the man's beat him there and his friend is tied up in the bedroom. Will the wolf have his way or will a brave woodsman come to the rescue?
Young Evan is having a hard time adjusting to university life in England, when all he wants to do is be at home snuggling with bestie-turned-lover, Eric. At least, that´s how he feels until he gets a new roommate. Music major Jonas is popular, gorgeous, and the first friend Evan has made in England. It´s been so long since Evan felt the touch of another man, and it´s all he can do to keep his hands off of his sexy new roommate. Little does he know, Jonas is secretly bicurious, and he won´t be able to resist his new roommate, either. Evan misses home and Eric so much it hurts, but something is about to happen to make him feel a little better...
Original ´Don´ Soundtrack CD 01 Main Hoon Don 02 Ye Mera Dil 03 Mourya Re 04 Khaike Paan Banaraswala 05 Aaj Ki Raat 06 Don - The Theme 07 Don - Revisited 08 Main Hoon Don 09 Khushiyon Ki Koshish 10 Khul Ke Muskurale 11 Yaad Hai Woh Pehli Mulaqat 12 Jeene Ke Ishaare Clip-DVD Film ´Don´: 01 Ye Mera Dil 02 Moprya Re 03 Mein Hoon Don 04 Aaj Ki Raat 05 Khaike Paan Banaras Wala Film ´Umrao Jaan´: 06 Tumhare Mehfil 07 Tum Jo Paas Aas Gaye 08 Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya 09 Jhoote Iljaam Lagaaya Na 10 Main Na Mil Sakoon Jo 11 Dekha Hamein Khudh 12 Poochh Rahe Hain Film ´Krrish´: 13 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke 14 Pyar Ki Ek Kahani 15 Dil Na Diya 16 Koi Tumsa Nahin Film ´Baabul´: 17 Come On Come On 18 Keh Raha Hai 19 Baawri Piya Ki 20 Gaa Re Mann 21 Keh Raha Hai (Sad) 22 Har Manzar 23 Bebasi Dard Ka Aalam 24 Kehta hai Baabul Film ´Salaam-E-Ishq´: 25 Dil Kya Kara 26 Saiyaan Re 27 Babuji 28 Salaam-e-ishq 29 Tainu Leke 30 Mera Dil 31 Ya Rabba 32 neueste Promos
After 2 years of being together, Levi´s boyfriend Steven cheated on him and broke up with him in front of everyone. Now they know Levi is gay. His friends go to the beach without him and his family is in avoidance mode. He has a choice of staying in a house alone or going to South Dakota for the summer. Levi wasn´t planning on finding Sam, the sexy Lakota Indian who´s been a target of the town´s hate for years. Everything is a risk, especially when it comes to love.
When Amy Nickell left university, she managed to nab herself a real life paid job as a celebrity reporter in London town. She literally got paid to ask Robert Downey Junior out for Nando´s, while living with her gay best friend, their Harry Styles cardboard cutout and their pet toad, Snoop Frog, and drank prosecco way before it was in fashion. Things were good, they were fun, they definitely weren´t serious. However, that life took a very grown up, very serious detour when Amy found herself expecting the unexpected and pregnant age 24. Pregnant and without a boyfriend. And so her life took on an altogether new direction... Here in Confessions of a Single Mum, Amy debunks single mum myths, delves into the world of dating (nothing ruins sexy sofa snogging ambience like the watchful eye of Daddy Pig), going back to work just ten days after giving birth, lactating WAY too close to Simon Cowell, as well answering the questions that come with having a family that is anything but nuclear. Amy´s wonderfully frank, honest and hilarious story will inspire other parents to own their single status as well as anyone whose life has thrown them a curveball.
When Amy Nickell left university, she nabbed herself a real life paid job as a celebrity reporter in London town. She asked Robert Downey Junior out for Nando´s, lived with her gay best friend and their pet toad, Snoop Frog, and drank prosecco way before it was in fashion. Things were, on the whole, pretty darn good and definitely not serious. However, it was Amy who really should have been expecting the unexpected when she was blindsided by the news that she was pregnant aged 24. Pregnant and without a boyfriend. And so her life took an altogether new direction... Here in Confessions of a Single Mum, Amy debunks single mum myths, delves into the world of dating (nothing ruins sexy sofa snogging ambience like having the watchful eye of Daddy Pig on you at all times), going back to work just ten days after giving birth and answering those difficult questions about why her family isn´t like everyone else´s. Amy´s wonderfully frank, honest and hilarious story will inspire other parents to own their single status as well as all those people who have experienced the unexpected when they´ve least expected it.
Three steamy, humorous, and suspenseful full-length stories to warm you during the holidays. These thrilling romance adventures feature a handsome billionaire, a bad boy rock star, and a sexy ex MMA fighter. Books - 1 - 3 Tangled Beauty Sinclair Jeffries thought she knew what she was getting into when her zany, gay friend, Jesse Eddington, talked her into portraying his girlfriend during his parent´s anniversary party on Huntington Beach. That is, until she met Reed, Jesse´s sexy as hell rich older brother, and ends up getting much more than what she´d bargained for. Reed Eddington assumed his future was settled until he met Sinclair, his brother´s so-called ´´girlfriend´´, but the raw, sexual tension between them is hard to ignore. As he watches their ruse from the sidelines, he finds himself wanting to uncover more than just their amusing little facade. Tangled Mess She has a dream... Twenty-one-year-old hairstylist, Tiffany Banks, thought her life was planned out until her coworkers talk her into auditioning for American Icon, a popular reality-singing competition. Unfortunately, her dreams of stardom are threatened when one of the judges, a notorious bad-boy rock star, Ransom, is hell-bent on standing in her way. He´ll stop at nothing to get what he wants... After winning American Icon four years ago and signing away his soul, Ransom´s life became a blur of booze, concerts, and women. Then, when pressured into becoming one of the judges on the show to save his career, he finds himself face-to-face with Tiffany, his sister´s beautiful and naive friend, he takes it upon himself to stop her from making the same mistakes he did, and screwing up her life, no matter the consequences. Tangled Fury Thane Bishop wasn´t looking for a relationship, least of all with Sera Billings, the mousy nail technician he´d hired for his newly acquired salon, Tangled. But, love is never planned, and he quickly finds himself risking everything to help her, and her young child, Emma, escape from a violent past that refuses to be left behind.
In all the compounds, in all the oil Kingdoms, in all the world, she had to fly in to his. Ethan Locke has worked half his life in Saudi Arabia, and he´s determined nothing will get between him and the big payout he´s soon due. Growing up in a South Texas trailer park has taught him the value of financial security. But he never counted on the arrival of a bohemian painter lady, or the temptation she presents. Myfanwy Lane knows it´s crazy to marry her gay best friend, Gavin, and move to Saudi Arabia for six months. But it´s the only way Gavin can be with his fiancé. And it won´t all be weird. She´s planning on using the time to focus on the thing she loves the most: painting. All she has to do is keep a low profile, and everything will be fine. Or at least that´s what she believes until she realizes how few rights she has outside of her luxurious American compound´s tightly guarded walls. Worse, she´s surrounded by expats who have nothing better to do than gossip, which becomes a red-hot issue when Myf meets Ethan Locke, an enigmatic Texan engineer who sets more than her creative impulses aflutter. It doesn´t take long for Ethan to realize Myf´s marital status isn´t what it seems—or for the sparks between them to ignite. But with a camp busybody snooping into their business, and the Saudi Arabian authorities taking an interest, Myf´s fake marriage is starting to become downright inconvenient.
A brother´s best friend romance. Julie Reavis thinks the sorority girls at her expensive Liberal Arts private school are all idiots. For some reason, they´ve wrongly mislabeled Dylan, her brother Will´s long-time best friend as being gay. However, she doesn´t mind using their mistake to make Dylan an indecent proposal. After an embarrassing incident with an incredibly hot frat boy, sexually inexperienced Jules asks Dylan to educate her in the bedroom. In exchange for his help, she´ll pretend to be his girlfriend, including throwing in a few PDAs in front of the sorority girls he´s been lusting after for months to set the record straight on his sexuality. Dylan surrenders to the temptation of Jules´s offer, and they immediately start off her sex-ed with a bang. Dylan had no idea that the sweet, shy, and innocent Jules he´s known almost his whole life is a sexy little exhibitionist, or that he´d instantly become addicted to her. Now, he´s irrationally jealous of the frat boy he´s supposed to be helping Jules get. Dylan just can´t stop thinking about her and their sexual escapades. And suddenly, the idea of Jules ´´experimenting´´ with anyone but him between the sheets, in elevators, or in parking lots turns him into a possessive, half-crazed madman. Despite how much Dylan wants more with Jules, he also knows his best friend will never approve of him going after his little sister. When a secret Dylan has been keeping from Will and Jules is uncovered and made public, he may end up losing his best friend and the girl he loves for good. He´ll have to figure out a way to beg for forgiveness after hurting the two people he´d give away his entire fortune to have. WARNING: THIS BOOK IS FOR 18+ ONLY DUE TO THE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT SCENES AND ADULT LANGUAGE.