Actress and playwright Tina Alexis Allen´s audacious memoir unravels her privileged suburban Catholic upbringing that was shaped by her formidable father - a man whose strict religious devotion and dedication to his large family hid his true nature and a life defined by deep secrets and dangerous lies. The youngest of 13 children in a devout Catholic family, Tina Alexis Allen grew up in 1980s suburban Maryland in a house ruled by her stern father, Sir John, an imposing, British-born authoritarian who had been knighted by the Pope. Sir John supported his large family by running a successful travel agency that specialized in religious tours to the Holy Land and the Vatican for pious Catholics. But his daughter, Tina, was no sweet and innocent Catholic girl. A smart-mouthed high school basketball prodigy, she harbored a painful secret: she liked girls. When Tina was 18 her father accidently discovered the truth about her sexuality. Instead of dragging her to the family priest and lecturing her with tearful sermons about sin and damnation, her father shocked her with his honest response. He, too, was gay. The secret they shared about their sexuality brought father and daughter closer, and the two became trusted confidants and partners in a relationship that eventually spiraled out of control. Tina and Sir John spent nights dancing in gay clubs together, experimenting with drugs, and engaging in sex with their respective partners in public places - all while keeping the rest of their family in the dark. Outside of their wild clandestine escapades, Sir John made Tina his heir apparent at the travel agency. Drawn deeper into the business, Tina soon became suspicious of her father´s frequent business trips, his multiple passports and cache of illegal documents, and the briefcases full of cash that mysteriously appeared and quickly vanished. Digging deeper, she uncovered a disturbing facet beyond the stunning double life of the fathe... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tina Alexis Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006517/bk_harp_006517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having lost his intended mate in an accident years ago, werewolf alpha Kane has been slow to consider another chance at love. With his business struggling, his pack going hungry, and a rival pack pressing in on them, he may not need to worry about it - choosing a mate from the rival pack will set tensions at ease. A complication comes in the form of a beautiful younger man Kane is immediately drawn to, who he soon realizes is his true mate, and who has fallen pregnant with his child. With an important merger and all-out war with the rival pack on the line, Kane must make choices that secure the future of his mate, his pack, and his unborn child - choices that are not as they first seemed. With secrets being kept from him and deception around every corner, he´ll have to tread carefully to avoid losing everything again. Warning: This audiobook contains hot sex scenes, naughty words, intense action and paranormal mysteries, intended for 18+ listeners only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069865/bk_acx0_069865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do when your whole world is blown apart? A 17-year-old confronts love, betrayal, and his brother´s illness in this brave, deeply compassionate novel by M. E. Kerr. Life is going great for Seaville High senior Erick Rudd. He´s a good student, he has a girlfriend he´ll probably marry, and he´s on a straight path to college. Then his best friend´s girlfriend lets him know she´s attracted to him. Seventeen going on 25, Nicki Marr is blond, green eyed, and gorgeous. Soon, Erick is seeing her on the sly. Guilt ridden over his deception, Erick isn´t prepared for what happens next. He finds out that his brother, Pete, who´s 10 years older and lives in New York, is very sick... with AIDS. Erick is stunned; he didn´t even know his brother was gay. It was Pete who told a five-year-old Erick that night kites don´t think about the dark, that they´re not afraid to be different. How Erick and his parents deal with Pete´s illness - and how Erick handles his relationship with Nicki - are what make this audiobook so unforgettable. Fearless and profoundly affecting, it will stay with you long after the last tick. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Burke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016755/bk_adbl_016755_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I know many people do not even read scriptural references in most books. I encourage you to read or listen to and ponder over all the references including those from the Quran. How many ways to heaven? Is it one, two, three, or even more ways? This is a matter of life and death. Is God a source of confusion and deception? Will God contradict himself by changing his words through different messengers? Jesus clearly said that, ´´I am the Way. The Truth and the Life.´´ Jesus never said he was one of the ways. Question is, are there enough scientific, investigative, prophetic, or spiritual evidences to prove the deity or uniqueness of Jesus? What did Mohammed or Quran (Islam) say? How about Gandhi and Buddha? This book further throws light on certain issues in Christianity such as sin, premarital sex, and homosexuality? Is there a gay gene? What is true prosperity? I think that if only material blessings were the critical proof of true prosperity then I think a lot of unbelievers are more loved and more blessed by God. Does Christian dressing matter today? You will discover the hidden message of Laminin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Stafford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117708/bk_acx0_117708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clichés are overrated, and loving the boy next door may not be as genuine as the love Flynn sacrifices along the way. Knowing he´s gay and acting on it were two separate notions to Flynn Brewer until he´d met Keith, his first boyfriend, in high school. Before then, being gay wasn´t as real as the pain of living day-to-day. Flynn´s fear of coming out to his religious best friend, Zach, in their conservative community destroyed his relationship with Keith, but Flynn rationalized his avoidance and bottled up the truth until it was regrettably too late. Zachary Mitchell was the perfect son and role model as far as the outside world could tell. Active in his church while attending college, Zach had a personality that could sell anything, do anything, or be anything. Except, he couldn´t sell the truth to himself. Just when he was ready to reveal his internal conflict to Flynn and expose the darkness lurking in his heart, and in his ´´perfect´´ family, Zach met a girl and got sucked deeper into his chasm of deception. Caught in a living Newton´s cradle of his own design, Flynn must choose between idealistic childhood fantasy and a tempestuous passion that could ignite the very air he breathes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050585/bk_acx0_050585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Causing trouble has never been more fun. Eli Wright doesn’t follow anyone’s rules. When he was 17, his parents threw him out of the house for being gay. He’s been making his own way for the past five years and he’s not about to change himself for anyone’s expectations. For now, romance can wait. There are plenty of hot guys to keep him entertained until he finds someone special. Quinn Maloney kept the peace and his closeted boyfriend’s secrets for 10 years. One morning he got a hell of a wake-up along with his coffee. Not only did the boyfriend cheat on him, but he’s marrying the girl he knocked up. Inviting Quinn to the baby’s baptism is the last straw. Quinn’s had enough of gritting his teeth to play nice. His former boyfriend is in for a rude awakening, because Quinn’s not going to sit quietly on the sidelines. In fact, he has the perfect scheme, and he just needs to convince the much younger, eyeliner-wearing guy who winks at him in a bar to help him out. Eli’s deception is a little too good, and soon he has everyone believing they’re madly in love. In fact, he’s almost got Quinn believing it himself.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chet Daniel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120704/bk_acx0_120704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, a riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle. Marina Willett, M.D., has a problem. Her husband, Charlie, has become obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft, in particular with one episode in the legendary horror writer´s life: In the summer of 1934, the ´´old gent´´ lived for two months with a gay teenage fan named Robert Barlow, at Barlow´s family home in central Florida. What were the two of them up to? Were they friends--or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he´s solved the puzzle, a new scandal erupts, and he disappears. The police say it´s suicide. Marina is a psychiatrist, and she doesn´t believe them. A tour-de-force of storytelling, The Night Ocean follows the lives of some extraordinary people: Lovecraft, the most influential American horror writer of the 20th century, whose stories continue to win new acolytes, even as his racist views provoke new critics; Barlow, a seminal scholar of Mexican culture who killed himself after being blackmailed for his homosexuality (and who collaborated with Lovecraft on the beautiful story ´´The Night Ocean´´); his student, future Beat writer William S. Burroughs; and L.C. Spinks, a kindly Canadian appliance salesman and science-fiction fan -- the only person who knows the origins of The Erotonomicon, purported to be the intimate diary of Lovecraft himself. As a heartbroken Marina follows her missing husband´s trail in an attempt to learn the truth, the novel moves across the decades and along the length of the continent, from a remote Ontario town, through New York and Florida to Mexico City. The Night Ocean is about love and deception -- about the way that stories earn our trust, and betray it.
Americans have come to tolerate, embrace, and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents´ generation - from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion on demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade schoolers. Does that mean today´s Americans are inherently more morally confused and depraved than previous generations? Of course not, says veteran journalist David Kupelian. But they have fallen victim to some of the most stunningly brilliant and compelling marketing campaigns in modern history. The Marketing of Evil reveals how much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift wrapped, and sold to them as though it had great value. Highly skilled marketers, playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity, and tolerance, have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America´s founding regarded as grossly self-destructive - in a word, evil. In this groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, Kupelian peels back the veil of marketing-induced deception to reveal exactly when, where, how, and especially why Americans bought in to the lies that now threaten the future of the country. For example, few of us realize that the widely revered father of the ´´sexual revolution´´ has been irrefutably exposed as a full-fledged sexual psychopath who encouraged pedophilia. Or that giant corporations voraciously competing for America´s $150 billion teen market routinely infiltrate young people´s social groups to find out how better to lead children into ever more debauched forms of ´´authentic self-expression´´. Likewise, most of us mistakenly believe the ´´abortion rights´´ and ´´gay rights´´ movements were spontaneous, grassroots uprisings of neglected or persecuted minorities wanting to breathe free. Few people realize America was actually sold on abortion thanks to an audacious public relations c... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Kupelian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001701/bk_hove_001701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.