Michael Thomas Ford Mike Monaghan is the bartender at the Engine Room, a meeting place for the small but thriving community of gay men in Cold Falls, New York. As Mike pours beer, wipes glasses and hears everything, he´s also witness to the men who come here looking for what they need--sex, direction, friendship, spiritual fulfillment, and love. People like: Stephen Darby--As an accountant, he knows many secrets. But Stephen has his own secret, one he´s never been able to share with anyone close to him. Being the perfect son costs him dearly, and now it may take from him the one man he longs for. Pete Thayer--Playing it straight, Pete takes out his frustrations on transmissions and engines during the day, then spends his nights trying to quench his needs through anonymous sex. But once the thrill of the forbidden begins to fade, what will he be left with? John and Russell--The golden couple in town has the ideal relationship everyone wants. But behind the scenes, their storybook marriage is on the verge of facing some explosive trials that will shake both men completely. Father Thomas Dunn--More and more the gentle priest is feeling a need to express the secret desires that conflict with his devotion to the church, sending his faith into a tailspin and making him question what he really wants from life. Simon Bird--He´s a fixture in town, an old queen everyone finds amusing and entertaining. Still mourning the loss of his longtime lover, Simon yearns to find love and a place in a culture that worships youth and beauty. As Mike hands these men their drinks, he marvels at their determination, strength and foolishness. But most of all, he begins to question his own dissatisfaction, pondering what´s missing from his own life, and what risks he may have to take to find fulfillment. Looking For It is an extraordinarily human tale of community, friendship, and the search for happiness. With unflinching honesty, keen insight, and his tradem... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blake Somerset. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011210/bk_adbl_011210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most unlikely person in the world asks Private Investigator Nick Nowak to investigate the un-suspicious death of a priest. It´s winter 1984, Private Investigator Nick Nowak has allowed his life to fall to pieces: he´s stopped taking cases, lost his apartment and works as a bartender at a sleazy bar tucked under the El. All he wants to do is lick his wounds after the death of his lover, Detective Bert Harker. But, when the least likely person in the world shows up and asks him to take a new case he finds himself investigating the very un-suspicious heart attack death of a priest. Nick is convinced he´s wasting his time until the clues begin to add up to. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Langer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023326/bk_acx0_023326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Victor Decimus has been a vampire for over 2,000 years. Once a Roman Legionnaire, for millennia Victor has remained a step or two ahead of rivals, would-be executioners, and the mysterious Dark Kingdom, which sets the rules for vampires´ existence. Having left New York and his lover Paul Lewis - the vampire he made then abandoned to escape the vengeance of the Dark Kingdom - Victor sets himself up again, with his thrall, in New Orleans. But in New Orleans, his thrall becomes the point of a new, larger conflict. On the one hand, a local priest seeks to break Victor´s hold over the thrall; on the other, the Dark Kingdom fears that Victor is going to become a Vampire Maker - one who continually creates new vampires, while refusing to take his place on the next plain of existence and thus creating an imbalance in the powers of the universe. And between both walks Victor, determined to have his own way, exerts control and remains defiant to the end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. C. Fellner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007878/bk_adbl_007878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Rolle der Homosexuellen in Oper, Musical, Film und Literatur ist vielfältig untersucht worden, doch ausgerechnet die sorglos-melodienselige Operette fehlte bisher in dieser Liste. Das mag daran liegen, dass unsere heutige Wahrnehmung des Genres noch immer von den spießigen Inszenierungen der Nachkriegszeit geprägt ist, die nahtlos an die ´´gesäuberte´´ Aufführungspraxis unter dem Nationalsozialismus anknüpfte, die der Operette den Jazz und die sexuelle Anzüglichkeit gründlich ausgetrieben hat. Dabei tummeln sich überdurchschnittlich viele Homosexuelle als Fans und Fachleute vor, hinter und auf der Operettenbühne. Sie berichten hier darüber, was sie an dieser Kunstform so faszinierend finden. Außerdem wird in einem großen historischen Streifzug untersucht, welchen Beitrag Schwule als Komponisten, Librettisten, Regisseure und Sänger in der Geschichte der Operette geleistet haben. Ferner werden schwule Elemente in klassischen Operetten wie dem ´´Weißen Rössl´´ mit seinen Tiroler Jungs in Lederhosen untersucht, und schließlich wird die neueste US-Operette, ´´The Beastly Bombing´´ aus dem Jahr 2006, vorgestellt, die immerhin mit einem schwulen Jesus, pädophilen Priestern und zwei Terroristen aufwartet, die getraut werden wollen. Herausgeber Kevin Clarke ist der Direktor des Operetta Research Center Amsterdam, Autor von ´´Emmerich Kálmán und die transatlantische Operette´´ und ´´Im weißen Rössl ? auf den Spuren einer Legende´´ sowie Organisator der Konferenz ´´Operette unterm Hakenkreuz´´ (2005). Sein Beitrag befasst sich mit Erik Charell und der Revueoperette im Berlin der 1920er Jahre. Richard C. Norton, Autor der ´´Chronology of the American Musical Theater´´, analysiert das Werk der britischen Operettenklassiker Noël Coward und Ivor Novello. Christophe Mirambeau, Biograf des Operettenkomponisten Albert Willemetz und des französischen Operettenstars Luis Mariano, beschreibt die schwule französische Operette des 20. Jahrhunderts. Kurt Gänzl, Autor der dreibändigen ´´Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre´´, widerspricht in seinem Beitrag dem Klischee vom glamourverliebten Schwulen. Weitere Beiträge befassen sich mit dem Gesangsunterricht an der Berliner Universität der Künste (Adam Benzwi), Cross-Dessing in der Wiener Operette von 1860 bis 1936 (Hans-Dieter Roser), Camp als Schlüssel zum schwulen Operettenverständnis, der deutschen Fernsehoperette, der Vereinnahmung des Genres durch die Nazis, den Designern Viktor und Rolf und vielem mehr.
He tries to resist him, but he´s irresistible. Everywhere Father Gregory goes, he sees him. He´s made a promise to his congregation, a promise to the Lord, a promise to himself that he´ll keep his vow of celibacy. But when Father Gregory first lays eyes on Owen, he cannot keep his mind off of him. How can he avoid him when his heart tell him otherwise? How can he resist him when Owen has made it clear that he wants the priest - mind, body, and soul? How can he stop falling in love with him when destiny keeps bringing them together? This is a steamy, short gay romance M/M novel. If you are looking for a full-length novel, please do not purchase this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Talbot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063576/bk_acx0_063576_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best Gay Erotica 2015 is filled to the pause-resisting brim with fantastic tales of fire dancers and TV repairmen, of hunky painters and electricians and magicians, solo sex, duo sex, and sweat-soaked triple onslaughts. Heck, throw in an alien and a priest, and you´ll soon see why this anthology is head and shoulders - not to mention certain other body parts - above the rest, and always with the highest literary quality that listeners have come to expect from this esteemed and steamy collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drake Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035591/bk_acx0_035591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Sin of Father Anthony: When a new priest arrives in town, one lapsed Catholic decides it´s time to start attending Mass again - but he has more than absolution on his mind as he uses his girlfriend to get closer to the true object of his desire... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000263/bk_entn_000263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The title says it all! It´s Not Necessarily So: A Senior Priest Separates Faith from Fiction and Makes Sense of Belief. A wise parish priest and educator not only tackles the problems in the institution of the Catholic Church and the dogma of the Catholic faith but also offers solutions and spiritual insights. Fr. Richard Rento, STL, confronts the issue of clergy sexual abuse head on and focuses on many other areas of church dysfunction. Anyone who has ever questioned illogical rules, meaningless ritual, or implausible doctrine will find answers in this book. Written in a warm and friendly style, the book addresses life-impacting and community-building issues ranging from answered prayers to gay marriage, from abortion to the meaning of God. From the get-go Fr. Rento announces that he is not a theologian, so don´t expect any theological treatises or dissertations. Rather, be treated to his personal experience and unpretentious language. Persons who have doubts, fears, or misgivings about their faith and/or their relationship with the church will find comfort in this book. "Nones" and parents of "nones" will appreciate Fr. Rento´s perceptions, as will everyone who is searching for meaning in life and a belief system based upon a relationship with the Divine that respects and resonates with the whole person and allows for spiritual growth and maturity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Rento. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090661/bk_acx0_090661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wedding planner Adam More has an epiphany: He has devoted all his life’s energy to creating events that he and his partner, Steven, are forbidden by federal law for having for themselves. So Adam decides to make a change. Organizing a boycott of the wedding industry, Steven and Adam call on gay organists, hairdressers, cater-waiters, priests, and hairdressers everywhere to get out of the business and to stop going to weddings, too. In this screwball, romantic comedy both the movement they’ve begun and their relationship are put in jeopardy when Steven’s brother proposes to Adam’s sister and they must decide whether they’re attending or sending regrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zach Herries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005744/bk_adbl_005744_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This superb memoir of a gay working-class boy from Manchester exploring how to reconcile his sexuality with his Catholicism is all the more powerful because of his deep knowledge of and commitment to his faith. Spanning the late 1960s to the present day, Mark Dowd´s Queer and Catholic chronicles a changing attitude to same-sex attraction over more than half a century and is packed with stories in turn funny, deeply moving and spiritually insightful, including coming out to his parents by talking in his sleep, training to become a Dominican priest before eloping from a religious order with an ex-friar, and attending the funeral of his father - accompanied by his father! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Dowd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030724/bk_adbl_030724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.