Attention is central to everything we do and think; yet it is usually invisible, transparent, lost behind our fixation with content. We pay attention to this and that moment or we let our attention wander, but we rarely give attention to the process of attending and distraction. It is typically viewed instrumentally, in terms of what it can achieve, and so its process and practice are overlooked, yet it is central to neuroplasticity - the brain´s ability to create new neural pathways in order to adapt - and underlies both the mindfulness revolution and the concern about the influence of new social and digital media.
It has been brought to my attention that many women are suffering silently in their romantic relationships regarding the sexuality of their male counterparts. I have owned a women´s shoe store in Detroit, Michigan for over a decade and I cannot count how many times a woman has voiced this concern to me. Many women have poured their hearts out to me regarding their personal lives and homosexuality is the number two concern following infidelity. I decided to write a series of books regarding the most popular topics discussed at my shoe store. My first book, A Ho Needs 2 Stay in a Ho´s Place was pretty much a satirical piece as Is Your Man Gay? was going to be. However, when I began to conduct research for the audiobook, I was astonished by the AIDS related statistics and decided that this is not a joke. If one person listens to this audiobook and takes what I have said seriously then I have accomplished my goal. I cannot tell you if your man is gay however I have put together a handbook which should provide you with enough information for you to make your own decision. After listening this audiobook, you should be able to look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, ´´Is my man gay? 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012812/bk_acx0_012812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Geoff is in the city, living the gay life to the hilt, when his father´s death convinces him to return to the family farm. Discovering a young Amish man asleep in his barn, Geoff learns that Eli is spending a year away from the community before accepting baptism into the church. Despite their mutual attraction, Geoff is determined not to become involved with him, but Eli has discovered that Geoff shares his feelings and begins to court him, neatly capturing first Geoff´s attention and then his heart. Their budding relationship is threatened by closed-minded, gossipy relatives and society at large, a whole new world to Eli, and he must decide whether to return to the community, his family, and the world and future he knows, or to stay with Geoff and have faith in the power of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. Kirstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/huds/000030/bk_huds_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, First-Time Gay, Gay Erotica He began massaging Brandon, gently at first rubbing his hands, ensuring each muscle had enough attention, he worked up Brandon’s arms, down his chest then began with his feet. Trenton massaged up Brandon’s calves, past his knees and continued up his thighs until the only area that he had not touched was covered by Brandon’s boxers....WARNING - This book contains steamy romance scenes and is suitable for listeners 18 years of age and older only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143179/bk_acx0_143179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´You really don’t waste any time, Patrick. I think that’s the reason why I hired you. You see something and you seize the day and be damned the consequences.” He was getting down on his knees, his jeans quite packed and ready for whatever was going to come from this.´´I do believe that you have been hiding something from me. Let me unveil it with my own hands and see what I can’t do about giving you a reason to keep me on.” I’d already decided that he was going to be a long-term investment in my future.´´You have my undivided attention. You can see that I’m a good soldier and I’m saluting you.” He smiled, while unzipping my pants and pulling out my Johnson. He stroked it with his long manicured fingers giving me a reason to see him, as more than just an employee. ´´Damn… I really don’t think that I’ve had anything like this in a very long time. You can imagine that my life demands a certain amount of discretion.” I was thankful that I was not some kind of celebrity that would have the media on my door every single day.´´I think that you deserve to relax and take it easy. You don’t always have to be ahead of the game. Then again, there is something for being given head.” He was funny and handsome and his large muscles didn’t compare to the one that was hiding in plain sight.WARNING - this book contains steamy romance scenes and is suitable for 18+ only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard L Walton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137240/bk_acx0_137240_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
That´s the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969, being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn - a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City´s Greenwich Village - was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum´s riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Federle, Ann Bausum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001835/bk_lili_001835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Called ´´consistently outstanding´´ by the Lambda Book Review and cited for ´´glorious approaches to gay male sexual writing, ´´ by the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Richard Labonte´s Best Gay Erotica series sets and raises the bar in the 2012 volume. Gathering the hottest, freshest, and most literary fiction for the year, Best Gay Erotica 2012 captures the tenderness and raw energy of man-on-man desire. From the innocent but oh-so-beautiful boy next door to the ´´seen it all´´ gritty street hustler, these provocative and potent short stories will grab your attention and your erotic imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drake Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002533/bk_acx0_002533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kenneth:If one has to get their heart broken, I highly recommend it be just before inheriting some far-off property from an unknown relative. It’s convenient for putting distance between oneself and all that unpleasantness.I hardly knew what to expect from the sprawling Yorkshire estate of which I suddenly found myself in possession. All I know is the magic of the place soothed all my troubles. I was instantly enchanted.Among everything competing for my attention, nothing captivated me more than a simple journal I found. It chronicled the days of a man named Eustace, a kindred spirit in whose lonely words I found companionship. His secret yearnings and desires a mirror to my own.But when I connected the journal to the mysterious black wolf that shared my estate, perhaps I should have let caution take precedence over curiosity.Instead, I committed myself to unraveling this mystery. But the same love that could free him from his terrible curse could also forever doom me to my own....Eustace: I thought I’d long ago resigned myself to my fate. That was before Kenneth. For the first time in decades, I find myself longing to unburden myself to another human soul, rather than just empty pages. Looking forward to that rare night I walk on two legs, rather than raging at it for being a cruel taunt.Until I’m reminded that longing for more is what led to this cursed existence in the first place.It’s too late for me, but I can still save Kenneth. If I can only find the words to make him forget about me and be gone from this terrible place forever. If for once, I can rise above my own selfish desires and swallow the words I long to say. Speak only the ones he needs to hear.To do so might crush the last of my spirit. Extinguish the last fitful embers of a hope I’d only just rekindled.But for him, I’ll do what I have to. Whatever it takes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Bader. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147391/bk_acx0_147391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.