From the author of the beloved novel Three Junes comes a rich and commanding story about the accidents, both grand and small, that determine our choices in love and marriage. Greenie Duquette, openhearted yet stubborn, devotes most of her passionate attention to her Greenwich Village bakery and her four-year-old son, George. Her husband, Alan, seems to have fallen into a midlife depression, while Walter, a traditional gay man who has become her closest professional ally, is nursing a broken heart. It is at Walter´s restaurant that the visiting governor of New Mexico tastes Greenie´s coconut cake and decides to woo her away from the city to be his chef. For reasons both ambitious and desperate, she accepts, and finds herself heading west without her husband. This impulsive decision will change the course of several lives within and beyond Greenie´s orbit. Alan, alone in New York, must face down his demons; Walter, eager for platonic distraction, takes in his teenage nephew. Yet Walter cannot steer clear of love trouble, and despite his enforced solitude, Alan is still surrounded by women: his powerful sister; an old flame; and an animal lover named Saga, who grapples with demons all her own. As for Greenie, living in the shadow of a charismatic politician leads to a series of unforeseen consequences that separate her from her only child. We watch as folly, chance, and determination pull all these lives together and apart over a year that culminates in the fall of the twin towers at the World Trade Center, an event that will affirm or confound the choices each character has made, or has refused to face. Julia Glass is at her best here, weaving a glorious tapestry of lives and lifetimes, of places and people, revealing the subtle mechanisms behind our most important, and often most fragile, connections to others. In The Whole World Over she has given us another tale that pays tribute to the extraordinary complexities of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis O´Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000837de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A real lesbian love story. The contemporary lesbian love affair deepens in this sixth story in the 50 Shades of the Lesbian Rainbow series. Strong lesbians that care about each other and the women in their lives and turn from to family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061286de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At last, a lesbian romance with a twist of mystery...a relic of an ancient civilization draws two women together and starts a love story you´ll never forget. When a sacred Indian artifact is rediscovered, the puzzle begins for Maggie McPherson, who enlists the help of a blue-eyed archaeologist to put the pieces together as the two women develop a strong attraction. This is not a coming out story. These lesbians are not struggling with their sexuality. They know who they are. They know how to love life and each other without question. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056119de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the 1950s! What happens when you are a 15-year-old boy and you look just like Elvis? What happens when you are a 15 year old boy and look just like James Dean? What happens when you meet? An innocent light-hearted love story that uses the pop music, hot rods, and fashion of the time as a landscape to enhance the story. Perfect for LGBT youth and their friends! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Faris Monshi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059635de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every family has a hidden story - even the perfect ones. In this suspenseful and deeply moving novel, Michael Thomas Ford propels us beyond smiling holiday photographs and beloved anecdotes to explore the complex ties within one family - and between two very different brothers whom catastrophe will either unite or divide forever.... On the morning James McCloud, a Seattle district attorney, gets a call from his sister, he senses his own long-buried family history is about to be dragged into the light. James´s father, Daniel, a police officer, disappeared eight years ago. Now his body has been found. James always believed his father committed suicide. But the evidence leaves no doubt: Daniel was murdered. James immediately returns to Cold Falls, New York, to be with the rest of his family. Among them is his brother, Billy, twenty-one, gay, and even more troubled than James remembers. James was always the golden child, Billy the disappointment. Time has not healed their differences, but events may drastically change their roles. For when James´s high school ring is discovered with Daniel´s body, he becomes the prime suspect. And as the truth emerges, piece by piece, Billy finds himself amid a swirl of secrets and lies powerful enough to decide his brother´s fate, threaten yet another life, and destroy the bonds that still remain.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blake Somerset. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011209de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Awarded honorable mention in both the Rainbow Awards and the NLA: International Writing Awards for BDSM fiction! In war, sex is the most potent weapon. The kingdom is threatened by the marauding attacks from neighboring nations, and by treachery within the castle walls. Our two heroes have been thrust into a dangerous world, as Jorin has been slave-bonded to a powerful mage and Kenet has become magically bound to the general of the army. After a magical attack that scatters the army, General Roichal flees with Kenet on horseback, while Sergetten and Jorin begin the search for the missing prince. Only together can they root out the evil that threatens the crown and bring this story to a just end. Volume Two of The Prince´s Boy collects the second and final year of this original web serial by Cecilia Tan, from chapters 57 to the end. Drawing on complex themes of dominance and submission, the need for secrecy in a world where homosexuality is not accepted, and the intertwining of sex with magic, Tan weaves a multi-layered, sex-filled adventure that is part the Three Musketeers of Dumas and part Anne Rice´s The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. Cecilia Tan is ´´simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature,´´ according to Susie Bright. She is the author of many novels and short stories, editor of dozens of erotic short story anthologies, and the founder of Circlet Press. She was inducted into the Saints and Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roman M. Wagner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004259de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I never wanted my dad to remarry. The idea of replacing my mom seemed absurd to me, but he went ahead and did it anyway. I don´t know how he could have possibly have ever thought that I would accept them into my world, though. I didn´t want a new mom, and I certainly didn´t want a step brother stealing away my only living parent´s attention. I vowed to myself on the day that they got married that I would always be better than him, that I would always outshine my step brother in every way that I could, so that my dad had no choice but to look at me. Life doesn´t always go to plan though, and I know that know. Things change, and so do people. The only things that are certain in life are what have passed and even then, no one person could ever truly understand the whole story. That´s how I lost the man I loved. That´s how I lost the person who I´d never accepted as a brother, but had always been family to me, and now I need to find a way of getting him back. Warning: Contains sexually explicit content suitable only for ages 18 and over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Logan McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055055de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This short story is set in Europe before the start of World War Two, Jillian tours the clubs as a jazz singer to put a little adventure into her life. She gets more than she bargains for when she does a little favor for the girl who has her eye. She winds up running for her life and discovering a calling that gives her a purpose in life that is bigger than herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Voller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069656de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a stand-alone short story set in the Music of the Soul world. What happens when you mix a coffee house, a college student in need of a math tutor, and a misunderstanding? Angela Sutter is about to find out when she finds herself on an accidental date that will change her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050170de/bk_rhde_002536_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/acx0/024671de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.