When a car accident leaves photographer Burke Crenshaw in need of temporary full-time care, he finds himself back in the one place no forty-year-old chooses to be--his childhood bedroom. There, in the Vermont home where he grew up, Burke begins the long process of recuperation, and watches as his widowed father finds happiness in a new relationship that´s a constant reminder of everything Burke wants and lacks. Exploring local history, Burke discovers an intriguing series of letters from a Civil War soldier to his fianc.With the help of librarian Sam Guffrey, he begins to research a 125-year-old mystery that seems to be reaching into the present day. The more Burke delves into the past, the more he´s forced to confront the person he has become: the choices he made and those he avoided, his ideas of what it takes to be a successful gay man, his feelings about his mother´s death, and the suppressed tension that simmers between himself and his father. Compelling, frankly funny, and often wise, The Road Home is the story of one man´s coming to terms with who he is, what he wants out of life, and where he belongs--and the complex, surprising path that finally takes him there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blake Somerset. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011208/bk_adbl_011208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 14, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences, learning and experimenting, and they talk each other through countless dates and breakups. Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship, one that surpasses any relationship in their lives. But when the parameters of their unique friendship change, neither man knows how to break out of their established roles to build something new. After all, boyfriends come and go, but best friends are forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053428/bk_acx0_053428_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Randall Hill had really bitten off more than he could chew in taking over the tiny restaurant down the street from his home. It had always been one of his favorite places, and buying it out was a dream come true. However, his business knowledge wasn´t nearly enough to keep it afloat, and with all of his money invested into buying the place, he had to make it work on a tiny budget. Little did he expect to find the help he was looking for in an unlikely place, and he wasn´t quite prepared for just how much his life would change as a result. Warning: Adults 18+ only. Contains sexually explicit content. Storyline is purely fiction and for entertainment purposes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050213/bk_acx0_050213_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.
Steamy Gay Paranormal Romance! Drew´s marriage had ended in shambles. Stuart, his husband of five years, had not only denied him his dream of children, but had added insult to injury by cheating on him. Finding some peace in hiking the mountain ranges that surround his Kentucky home, he encounters his fate in the form of a hunter named Zebe. Throwing caution to the wind, he finds himself in the arms of this hunky alpha male for a hot night of unparalleled passion, but things quickly take a turn for the worse when he encounters the members of Zebe´s biker gang and ends up their hostage. Now, he will quickly learn secrets that he could have never imagined as he finds himself caught between a forbidden love affair with a wolf shifter and those who wish to do them both harm. Can he and his new love survive the wrath of an entire pack of shifters, or will they be torn apart in more ways than one? Ages 18+ only; contains M/M and M/F bonus stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061284/bk_acx0_061284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erica Ryan is flying home from London after a disastrous business trip. Free spirit Abby Hayes is flying into New York City to visit her mother before jetting off again. Both end up in Gander, Canada, when their flight is diverted because of 9/11. For ninety-six hours they share a rollercoaster of emotions and find themselves drawn to one another. Will their nascent connection survive everyday life when they return home? Georgia Beers is the author of eight lesbian romances and has won the Lambda Literary Award and the Golden Grown Literacy Award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Romy Nordlinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013154/bk_adbl_013154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After two years and too many lost troops, Navy medic Max de Milles is ready to go home. Her last tour is up in four days and she will soon be catching a transport to the States. Life is looking good until she gets detailed to evacuate a humanitarian group in south Somalia. Rachel Winslow and her Red Cross team are caught in the crossfire during a vicious civil uprising, but she refuses to abandon her team members as the rebels close in on their camp. By the time Max and the Black Hawk arrive, it may already be too late. Hunted by extremists, Max and Rachel are forced to work together if they are to survive, and in the process, discover something far more lasting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019276/bk_adbl_019276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Memory Mambo describes the life of Juani Casas, a 25-year-old Cuban-born American lesbian who manages her family´s laundromat in Chicago while trying to cope with family, work, love, sex, and the weirdness of North American culture. Achy Obejas´s writing is sharp and mordantly funny. She understands perfectly how the romance of exile - from a homeland as well as from heterosexuality - and the mundane reality of everyday life balance each other. Memory Mambo is ultimately very moving in its depiction of what it means to find a new and finally safe sense of home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Oakes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000534/bk_acx0_000534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jesse has been watching the hot, young studs who just moved in next door. The du-plex´s in his old, blue collar neighborhood don´t afford much privacy, but they do give him a great view of the welders, mechanics, and construction works partying it up in the backyard. He and his boyfriend are slipping into the routine of living as roommates, not as lovers. He´s been trying to get his attention, but his boyfriend is oblivious. Jesse´s advances have not gone unnoticed. He isn´t the only one who has been watching the neighbors. A simple invitation to join the boys next door around the fire pit turns flirtatious. There are a couple young, and willing studs who know he isn´t getting what he needs at home. Reuben and Clay are eager and throbbing to fill the holes in Jesse´s…um…heart. Want a ménage of a different variety? All testosterone and man on man desires that will not be denied? Warning: There are no women screaming their pleasure – e just sweaty, grunting men getting it on. Bonus Story Included! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcus M. Wilde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065761/bk_acx0_065761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WWII. 1942. Will´s brother is fighting the war in the Pacific, but Will is forced to remain behind. Will takes his brother´s place in the academic world of Indiana University, where he meets two students and two soon-to-be-legendary men who will change his life forever. Will thought he was the only boy attracted to other males, but when he sneaks into Professor Kinsey´s marriage course he realizes his mistake. Will meets Ben, who he suspects is not unlike himself. When his suspicions are confirmed, the pair begins an awkward, halting relationship of self-discovery and love. Will is shocked that Negroes attend IU. He´s leery and afraid of Adam, but becomes ashamed of his prejudice when he comes face-to-face with the discrimination Adam faces daily. Together, Will, Adam, and a powerful ally join to subtly and surreptitiously integrate IU. But, just as changes for the better come, Will is faced with prejudice much closer to home, prejudice that can only be banished by tragedy. A Triumph of Will is a story of friendship, ignorance, fear, and the power of knowledge and love to make the world a better place. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Hornick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061960/bk_acx0_061960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.