Honor Thy Father: Gay Talese
´´Your birth is a revolution. You chose to be born like this.´´ Tired of the closet lifestyle, arranged marriages, (dis)honor(able) killings happening all around me, in the UK I decided to do something about it. Guys I knew or had dated were marrying someone of the opposite sex, fueling up on drug induced sex orgies, or selling themselves on Grindr to find validation whilst suffocating with shame. The guilt and shame of being gay and South Asian. Yes, for LGBTI people of color, the story is still the same. Stuck in archaic times, families hold on to izaat (honor), societal pressure, and the need to conform. So I turned to spirituality for solace. After a yoga teacher´s course, life coaching certificates, and many grueling silent meditation retreats later I felt like myself again. And that´s when I decided to write Bollywood Gay, a revolutionary, fiery, and necessary bible for those wanting an authentic life. The book has an activist slant, urging people first to sort their own issues before moving onto the bigger task of bringing LGBTI rights in South Asia. It is based on the Law of Attraction principles, with each chapter finishing with an action sheet, intended to dive into the mind, to allow the listener to pierce through blockages, limiting beliefs, feelings, goals, and desires. Do you want the man of your dreams? Do you want to come out to your family? Do you want to live a happier life? All the action sheets will spearhead you on to that effect. The book aims to be positive, motivational, inspirational, and eye opening. I want to remove the years of self-victimization and external blame so you can reclaim your inner power. I want you to realize that you are the change and can do it in an instant with each and every thought, feeling, and word you use. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Manjinder Singh Sidhu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079735/bk_acx0_079735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All Cameron Roberts and Blair Powell want is a small, intimate wedding, but the paparazzi and a domestic terrorist have other plans. First Daughter Blair Powell and her lover Cameron Roberts, newly appointed deputy director of the Homeland Security Office, escape to a ski chalet in the Rockies after a harrowing attack by members of a domestic terrorism organization. Under orders from the White House, Blair reluctantly allows a member of the ´´enemy camp,´´ investigative reporter Dana Barnett, to join her inner circle in the hopes of limiting her media exposure. Dana isn´t any happier about being pulled from her coverage of the escalating conflict in the Middle East to write a society ´´fluff piece,´´ although the presence of beautiful Dr. Emory Constantine does make the assignment a little more enticing. With the nation under attack, the world on the verge of war, and their personal lives the focus of intense public scrutiny, Cam and Blair come under fire both publicly and privately when an old nemesis resurfaces intent on finishing his holy mission - to kill Blair Powell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014281/bk_adbl_014281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts made a promise to Blair Powell, the President´s daughter - not to place her own life in danger protecting Blair - but a request from the Commander in Chief forces her to break her word. In this sequel to Above All, Honor, Cameron places duty before love and accepts reassignment as the chief of Blair´s security detail, despite knowing that this decision may destroy their tenuous new relationship. As the rift between them widens, more than one woman is happy to offer Blair the company that Cam cannot. Amidst political intrigue, an escalating threat to Blair´s safety, and the seemingly irreconcilable personal differences that force them ever further apart, these two unusual women struggle to find their way back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013089/bk_adbl_013089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first in the Honor series, Above All, Honor introduces single-minded Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts and the woman she is sworn to protect - Blair Powell, the daughter of the President of the United States. Cam´s duty is her life - and the only thing that keeps her from self-destructing under the unbearable weight of her own deep personal tragedy. However, she hasn´t counted on the fact that the beautiful, willful first daughter will do anything in her power to escape the watchful eyes of her protectors, including seducing the agent in charge. Both women struggle with long-hidden secrets and dark passions as they are forced to confront their growing attraction amidst the escalating danger drawing ever closer to Blair. From the dark shadows of rough trade bars in Greenwich Village to the elite galleries of Soho, each must balance duty with desire and, ultimately, choose between love and honor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013086/bk_adbl_013086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wounds and prejudices stemming from the Civil War, the Great Depression and other conflicts run deep in the Ozark hill country. These frailties, like the scab of a putrid wound, will from time to time reopen and ooze pus. In the tumultuous year of 1968, a farmer stumbles onto the gruesome scene of a hate crime: the lynching of a young gay man whose mangled body has been left hanging from a tree. Clues abound, but the investigation withers and dies. Thirty-eight years later, Aubrey Hatfield and the citizens of Campbell County get a second chance to grapple with man´s greatest vice - the refusal to see wrong and do something about it. The life journey of protagonist Aubrey Hatfield contrasts the culture of the turbulent Sixties with today´s culture, and ponders how we should adapt to or resist the ever-changing notions of right and wrong. Thus, Gay Panic in the Ozarks is a disturbing story of the culture war that society is waging on itself. Brusque but humane, the novel examines love, hate, morality, honor, and duty - the things that inform and shape our destiny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ed Bethune. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020407/bk_acx0_020407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stefan Joss just can´t win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte´s wedding, but he´s expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he’s thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn’t be there: her brother, Rand Holloway. Stefan and Rand have been mortal enemies since the day they met, so Stefan is shocked when a temporary cease-fire sees the usual hostility replaced by instant chemistry. Though leery of the unexpected feelings, Stefan is swayed by a sincere revelation from Rand, and he decides to give Rand a chance. But their budding romance is threatened when Stefan’s business deal goes wrong: the owner of the last ranch he needs to secure for the company is murdered. Stefan’s in for the surprise of his life as he finds himself in danger as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/huds/000059/bk_huds_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of 31 men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community. The aftermath was no less traumatic - families ashamed to claim loved ones, the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights, the city impervious to the survivors´ needs - revealing a world of toxic prejudice that thrived well past Stonewall. Yet the impassioned activism that followed proved essential to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. Tinderbox restores honor to a forgotten generation of civil-rights martyrs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Heitsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002121/bk_high_002121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new M/M science fiction romance series In the wake of a modern apocalypse, Konstatine has lost everything he holds dear on Earth. A plague has taken his family and his meager job provides nothing for him to live for. He feels he has no place in the world until he´s called upon for a very special mission in the furthest reaches of the galaxy. Draxion only wishes to honor his people. They are a race of beings whose planet is dying. Can he find a solution to their problem and save his world from a catastrophe before time runs out? When he crosses paths with a human in search of purpose, will he find his mate or will he be chosen by another of his people? Author´s Note: This is a shorter story gay science fiction romance and is the first in the series. Be warned, if you don´t like hot alien sex, a world that stretches your imagination, or the realm of Mpreg breeding - then this is not the book for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cecil Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089935/bk_acx0_089935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The son of legendary mafioso Joe Bonanno, Bill Bonanno was born into a world of respect, tradition, and honor, and was a ´´made´´ member of the mafia by the time he was in his early twenties. He was rumored to be the model for The Godfather´s Michael Corleone, and was the subject of Gay Talese´s best-selling Honor Thy Father. Now retired, Bonanno is finally ready to bear witness to his life as a high-ranking captain in one of America´s most powerful mafia syndicates. From the truth about his father´s mysterious disappearance to a startling disclosure about the mob´s part in the Kennedy assassination, Bonanno lays bare the inner workings of his chaotic, violent, and surprisingly human world with unparalleled detail and insight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Bonanno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000108/bk_sans_000108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.