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The Book of Pride

5 ratings

Summary

The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These individuals fought battles both personal and political, often without the support of family or friends, frequently under the threat of violence and persecution.  By shining a light on these remarkable stories of bravery and determination, The Book of Pride not only honors an important chapter in American history, but also empowers young people today (both LGBTQ and straight) to discover their own courage in order to create positive change. Furthermore, it serves a critically important role in ensuring the history of the LGBTQ movement can never be erased, inspiring us to resist all forms of oppression with ferocity, community, and most importantly, pride.

©2019 Mason Funk (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Stealth at an H.B.C.U.: An Exception to the Rule

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Content/trigger warning: Certain content in this book is very descriptive and/or graphic and can cause certain feelings of a negative traumatic nature from certain words or events taken place or spoken of here in this nonfiction memoir and should be treated with discretion and care. (Such words as but not limited to rape, rape apologist, rapist, missing girl notice, unwanted advances, death, murder, asphyxiation, attacker, battery, physical assault, trans violence, police conduct, terfs, LGBTQ slurs, framed, words that can trigger bottom dysphoria, stalking, rumored, sexual harassment, slander, etc.) The listener has the right to their feelings, and it is validated, and I, the author, have and maintain the right to share my narrative. Proceed with caution, and always remember to take care and be mindful of your mental health.  Disclaimer: As the author, I have recreated events and conversations from memory, to which I can recall of them to the fullest extent. In order to maintain their anonymity in some instances, I have changed all of the names of individuals, along with leaving out identifiable characteristics and details such as physical properties, in order to protect the privacy of majority individuals in its entirety. Some language may be seen as grammatically incorrect as this style of writing is structured conversationally and outside of the gender binary system of language. Uses of the words they, them, and theirs will be used in the form of a noun as some people use them as their pronouns. Some explicit language will be used to an extent, as well. All events mentioned in the book are true and based on life in a memoir depiction of the author. However, again, all names mentioned in this book are fake/pen names to maintain privacy and protect identity of individuals mentioned, including the author. I, the author, maintain the right to share my narrative and experiences.  "Stealth at an H.B.C.U. shines the light on gender; specifically, transgender and the struggles that come when openly expressing narratives that reveal the soul. Through personalized narratives Stealth loudly shouts, 'Look at me. I am here, too!' The poetic and rhythmic narrative voice of Stealth juxtaposes gender references that keep the listener “woke”. Woke to the truth that the 21st century has not ushered a 21st-century philosophy thinking about the gender spectrum in a community where family, race, and acceptance are historical fabrics within the H.B.C.U. tapestry. Markel Adel humanizes the Black, young transgender experience by recreating for the listener a gender culturally and spiritual vernacular that makes you listen. It makes you listen to the freedom that comes with embracing the truth deep inside you and how that truth can be lived out, without apology at an H.B.C.U. Stealth is revealing and touching!" (Garry Yates, MC, MFA, interim chair, Clark Atlanta University)  “How absolutely refreshing! Something innovative, different, and uniquely displayed to show the author’s piercing perception of the many dynamics of gender variant, day-to-day life applications. This audiobook is delivered in a way that not only puts you in the center of the storytelling, but also gives the amazing experience of a journey not just read but heard in the actual voice of the author. The teachable moments that unfold both intentionally and unintentionally render this book both a must-have for those walking and moving in ways that call for authenticity within their gender identity and sexuality that is still real and yet unexposed, simultaneously. Excellent job at telling your story, your way, and sharing with us your experiences, viewpoints, and perspectives of being stealth at an H.B.C.U. True art, sharing the stage with this transgender experience of change, growth, and self-discovery." (Pastor Mykal Shannon, Dynamic Faith Ministries, Inc) 

©2020 Savon M. James (P)2021 Savon M. James

Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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My Journey - Sally to Shay

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My Journey - Sally to Shay is a powerful story of one person's struggle to live as themselves and find self-worth. After a traumatic life as Sally, from childhood to adulthood, true love is the key. Happiness follows, as months under the surgeon's knife lead to Shay becoming his true self. Sally to Shay is a must-listen for individuals and families going through the same turmoil.

©2018 Shay Robertson (P)2020 Shay Robertson

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Black Boy Out of Time

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An eloquent, restless, and enlightening memoir by one of the most thought-provoking journalists today about growing up Black and queer in America, reuniting with the past, and coming of age their own way. One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare K???a mother and a Muslim father. Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes listeners on a powerful journey of growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio, and of navigating the equally complex path toward finding their true self in New York City. Exploring childhood, gender, race, and the trust that is built, broken, and repaired through generations, Ziyad investigates what it means to live beyond the limited narratives Black children are given and challenges the irreconcilable binaries that restrict them.  Heartwarming and heart-wrenching, radical and reflective, Hari Ziyad’s vital memoir is for the outcast, the unheard, the unborn, and the dead. It offers us a new way to think about survival and the necessary disruption of social norms. It looks back in tenderness as well as justified rage, forces us to address where we are now, and, born out of hope, illuminates the possibilities for the future.

©2021 by Hari Ziyad. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Boy Erased

41 ratings

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The New York Times best-selling memoir about identity, love, and understanding. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton. "Every sentence of the story will stir your soul" (O Magazine). The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a 19-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized 12-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness.  By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. 

©2016 Garrard Conley (P)2016 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Michael Crouch
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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The Other Mothers

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A story of fertility, feminism, and family. Jenn Berney was one of those people who knew she was destined for motherhood - it wasn't a question of if, but when. So when she and her wife, Kelly, decided to start building their family, they took the next logical step: They went to a fertility clinic. But they soon found themselves entrenched in a medical establishment that didn't know what to do with people like them. With no man factoring into their relationship, doctors were at best embarrassed and at worst disparaging of the couple. Soon Jenn found herself stepping outside of the system determined to disregard her. Looking into the history of fertility and the LGBTQ+ community, she saw echoes of her own struggle. For decades queer people have defied the patriarchy and redefined the nuclear family - and Jenn was walking in their footsteps. Through the ups and downs of her own journey, Jenn reflects on a turbulent past that has led her to this point and a bright future worth fighting for. With clarity, determination, and hope, The Other Mothers gives us a wonderful glimpse into the many ways we can become family.

©2021 Jennifer Berney (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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Against Memoir

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The PEN Award-winning essay collection about queer lives: “Gorgeously punk-rock rebellious.” (The A.V. Club) The razor-sharp but damaged Valerie Solanas; a doomed lesbian biker gang; recovering alcoholics; and teenagers barely surviving at an ice creamery: these are some of the larger-than-life, yet all-too-human figures populating America’s fringes. Rife with never-ending fights and failures, theirs are the stories we too often try to forget. But in the process of excavating and documenting these queer lives, Michelle Tea also reveals herself in unexpected and heartbreaking ways.  Delivered with her signature honesty and dark humor, this is the first-ever collection of journalistic writing by the author of How to Grow Up and Valencia. As she blurs the line between telling other people’s stories and her own, she turns an investigative eye to the genre that’s nurtured her entire career - memoir - and considers the price that art demands be paid from life.  “Eclectic and wide-ranging... A palpable pain animates many of these essays, as well as a raucous joy and bright curiosity.” (The New York Times)  “Queer counterculture beats loud and proud in Tea’s stellar collection.” (Publishers Weekly, starred)  “The best essay collection I've read in years.” (The New Republic)

©2018 by Michelle Tea (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Michelle Tea
Author: Michelle Tea
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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You Do You

16 ratings

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Jump into Pride with Tan France (Queer Eye), Nikki Levy, and seven fabulous storytellers as they share true tales of exploring, embracing, and celebrating queer identity.  You Do You, produced especially for Pride Month, brings Audible Members a collection of uplifting, raw, and hilarious stories from queer actors, comedians, and personalities. Co-hosted by French-tuck aficionado and super-stylist Tan France and storytelling maven Nikki Levy, You Do You is a fierce, unfiltered celebration of LGBTQIA+ realness.  You’ll hear live stories from RuPaul’s Drag Race fave D.J. “Shangela” Pierce about seeking some Beyoncé healing after a fateful death-drop injury, Janine Brito (stand-up comedian and writer for Netflix’s One Day at a Time) who made a curious calendar purchase as a tween, and Emma Willmann (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) growing closer to her sister through heteronormative wedding planning.  You Do You also treats listeners to a sometimes-fun, sometimes-trying excursion to Dubai from YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous, a mischievous switcheroo orchestrated by Percy Rustomji, and a touching story about big life decisions from Nikki Levy herself. Closing it out is a deeply personal story that’s still sizzling with laughs from the magnificent Alexandra Billings of Amazon’s hit show Transparent.  So, celebrate yourself, don’t let anyone dull your sparkle, and dive in to the fabulous, funny stories in You Do You.  Featuring stories told live on stage from the following performers:  Janine Brito D.J. “Shangela” Pierce Emma Willmann Gigi Gorgeous Percy Rustomji Nikki Levy Alexandra Billings Co-hosted by: Tan France and Nikki Levy 

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Theft by Finding

59 ratings

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One of the most anticipated books of 2017: New York Times Book Review, New York's Vulture, Bustle, and BookRiot. From best-selling author David Sedaris, for the first time in print: selections from the diaries that are the source of his remarkable autobiographical essays. For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime fans only think they know. Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.

©2017 David Sedaris (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: David Sedaris
Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
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Love Lives Here

122 ratings

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National Best Seller 2020 Canada Reads, Longlisted An inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family - a family who shows what's possible when you "lead with love". All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father, and while her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the situation was sometimes chaotic. At school, she was bullied mercilessly, and at the age of 14, she entered a counselling program for alcohol addiction and was successful. While still a teenager, she met the love of her life. They were wed at 20, and the first of three children followed shortly. Jetté Knox finally had the stability she craved - or so it seemed. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. The author was unprepared when the child she knew as her son came out as transgender at the age of 11. Shocked, but knowing how important it was to support her daughter, Jetté Knox became an ardent advocate for trans rights. But the story wasn't over. For many years, the author had coped with her spouse's moodiness, but that chronic unhappiness was taking a toll on their marriage. A little over a year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. Knowing better than most what would lie ahead, Jetté Knox searched for positive examples of marriages surviving transition. When she found no role models, she determined that her family would become one. The shift was challenging, but slowly the family members noticed that they were becoming happier and more united. Told with remarkable candour and humour, and full of insight into the challenges faced by trans people, Love Lives Here is a beautiful story of transition, frustration, support, acceptance, and, of course, love.

©2019 Amanda Jette Knox (P)2019 Penguin Random House Canada

Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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Sorted

6 ratings

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An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man. When Jackson Bird was 25, he came out as transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection. Assigned female at birth and raised as a girl, he often wondered if he should have been born a boy. Jackson didn’t share this thought with anyone because he didn’t think he could share it with anyone. Growing up in Texas in the 1990s, he had no transgender role models. He barely remembers meeting anyone who was openly gay, let alone being taught that transgender people existed outside of punchlines. In this “soulful and heartfelt coming-of-age story” (Jamia Wilson, director and publisher of the Feminist Press), Jackson chronicles the ups and downs of growing up gender-confused. Illuminated by journal entries spanning childhood to adolescence to today, he candidly recalls the challenges and loneliness he endured as he came to terms with both his gender and his bisexual identity. With warmth and wit, Jackson also recounts how he navigated the many obstacles and quirks of his transition - like figuring out how to have a chest binder delivered to his NYU dorm room and having an emotional breakdown at a Harry Potter fan convention. From his first shot of testosterone to his eventual top surgery, Jackson lets you in on every part of his journey - taking the time to explain trans terminology and little-known facts about gender and identity along the way. “A compassionate, tender-hearted, and accessible book for anyone who might need a hand to hold as they walk through their own transition or the transition of a loved one” (Austin Chant, author of Peter Darling), Sorted demonstrates the power and beauty in being yourself, even when you’re not sure who “yourself” is.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Jackson Bird (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Jackson Bird
Author: Jackson Bird
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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My Suicide Race: Winning Over the Trauma of Addiction, Recovery, and Coming Out

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It is my absolute pleasure to add my own personal emotional tone as I read to you my story of redemption from trauma and addiction. "At the tender age of six, Mark Turnipseed received what he felt was a clear and devastating message: It isn't okay to like other boys, and if you do, you're bound for Hell. His confusion and self-hatred made him determined to become the boy he believed he was supposed to be, but in attempting to live a lie, he descended into a hell of his own making. In this unflinchingly honest debut memoir, Mark takes us on a harrowing journey as he bounces off the restrictive walls of his closet and plunges into the darkness of drug and alcohol addiction, prostitution, and suicide attempts. He bravely lets us inside the raw, tragic mind of an addict and sexual trauma survivor whose self-denial threatens to destroy him and everyone who loves him. After surviving numerous relapses, Mark finally finds a surprising key to saving his own life. While training for a triathlon, he embraces a fresh commitment to sober strategies that lead to good health, self-acceptance, and authenticity-offering hope for all who struggle with the shame and self-hatred that fuel addictions. While showing that recovery is possible even for those who struggle for years to reach sobriety, My Suicide Race also unveils the often-unseen links between addiction, suicidal ideation, and the trauma of coming out."

©2021 Mark A. Turnipseed (P)2021 Mark A. Turnipseed

Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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What We Will Become

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A mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her. From the age of two and a half, Jacob, born “Em”, adamantly told his family he was a boy. While his mother Mimi struggled to understand and come to terms with the fact that her child may be transgender, she experienced a sense of déjà vu - the journey to uncover the source of her child’s inner turmoil unearthed ghosts from Mimi’s past and her own struggle to live an authentic life.  Raised in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, every aspect of Mimi’s life was dictated by ancient rules and her role in life largely preordained from cradle to grave. As a young woman, Mimi wrestled with the demands of her faith and eventually made the painful decision to leave her faith and community and the strict gender roles it upheld.  Having risen from the ashes of this past life, Mimi was prepared to help her son forge a new one, at a time when there was little consensus on how best to help young transgender children. Brimming with love and courage, and an honest, heartfelt portrait of an unforgettable family, What We Will Become is a testament to how painful events from the past can be redeemed to give us hope for the future.

©2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Narrator: Mimi Lemay
Author: Mimi Lemay
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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Sissy

17 ratings

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The National Best Seller "Transformative...If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." (New York Times Book Review) A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.  "A beautiful book...honest and funny." (Trevor Noah, The Daily Show) "Sensational." (Tyler Oakley) "Jacob Tobia is a force." (Good Morning America) "A trans Nora Ephron...both honest and didactic." (OUT Magazine) "A rallying cry for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong." (Woman's Day) As a young child in North Carolina, Jacob Tobia wasn't the wrong gender, they just had too much of the stuff. Barbies? Yes. Playing with bugs? Absolutely. Getting muddy? Please. Princess dresses? You betcha. Jacob wanted it all, but because they were "a boy", they were told they could only have the masculine half. Acting feminine labelled them "a sissy" and brought social isolation.  It took Jacob years to discover that being "a sissy" isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a source of pride. Following Jacob through bullying and beauty contests, from Duke University to the United Nations to the podiums of the Methodist church - not to mention the parlors of the White House - this unforgettable memoir contains multitudes. A deeply personal story of trauma and healing, a powerful reflection on gender and self-acceptance, and a hilarious guidebook for wearing tacky clip-on earrings in today's world, Sissy guarantees you'll never think about gender - both other people's and your own - the same way again. 

©2019 Jacob Tobia (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Jacob Tobia
Author: Jacob Tobia
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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She's Not There

12 ratings

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The provocative best seller She's Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family. Told in Boylan's fresh voice, She's Not There is about a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret. Through her clear eyes, She's Not There provides a new window on the confounding process of accepting our true selves.

©2013 Jennifer Finney Boylan (P)2016 Random House Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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Becoming Nicole

10 ratings

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New York Times best seller The inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all. Nicole appears as TV’s first transgender superhero on CW’s Supergirl When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But by the time Jonas and Wyatt were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo a wrenching transformation of their own, the effects of which would reverberate through their entire community.  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this story and tells it with unflinching honesty, intimacy, and empathy. In her hands, Becoming Nicole is more than an account of a courageous girl and her extraordinary family. It’s a powerful portrait of a slowly but surely changing nation, and one that will inspire all of us to see the world with a little more humanity and understanding. Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by People One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and Men’s Journal A Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction “Fascinating and enlightening.” (Cheryl Strayed) “If you aren’t moved by Becoming Nicole, I’d suggest there’s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be.” (The New York Times) “Exceptional... ‘Stories move the walls that need to be moved,’ Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole’s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done here.” (The Washington Post) “A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family’s evolution.” (People) “Becoming Nicole is a miracle. It’s the story of a family struggling with - and embracing - a transgender child. But more than that, it’s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory.” (Jennifer Finney Boylan, former co-chair of GLAAD and author of She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders)

©2015 Amy Ellis Nutt (P)2015 Random House Audio

Narrator: Amy Ellis Nutt
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Mamaskatch

37 ratings

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Growing up in the tiny village of Smith, Alberta, Darrel J. McLeod was surrounded by his Cree family's history. In shifting and unpredictable stories, his mother, Bertha, shared narratives of their culture, their family, and the cruelty that she and her sisters endured in residential school. McLeod was comforted by her presence and that of his many siblings and cousins, the smells of moose stew and wild peppermint tea, and his deep love of the landscape. Bertha taught him to be fiercely proud of his heritage and to listen to the birds that would return to watch over and guide him at key junctures of his life. 

However, in a spiral of events, Darrel's mother turned wild and unstable, and their home life became chaotic. Sweet and innocent by nature, Darrel struggled to maintain his grades and pursue an interest in music while changing homes many times, witnessing violence, caring for his younger siblings and suffering abuse at the hands of his surrogate father. Meanwhile, his sibling's gender transition provoked Darrel to deeply question his own sexual identity. 

The fractured narrative of Mamaskatch mirrors Bertha's attempts to reckon with the trauma and abuse she faced in her own life, and captures an intensely moving portrait of a family of strong personalities, deep ties, and the shared history that both binds and haunts them. 

Beautifully written, honest and thought-provoking, Mamaskatch - named for the Cree word used as a response to dreams shared - is ultimately an uplifting account of overcoming personal and societal obstacles. In spite of the traumas of Darrel's childhood, deep and mysterious forces handed down by his mother helped him survive and thrive: her love and strength stayed with him to build the foundation of what would come to be a very fulfilling and adventurous life. 

Cover design courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre, (2013) Ltd.

©2018 Darrel J. McLeod (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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The Gay Agenda

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A joyful celebration of the LGBTQ+ community’s development, history, and culture Compiled and designed by queer power couple Ashley Molesso and Chessie Needham, founders of the popular Brooklyn stationery company Ash + Chess, The Gay Agenda is an inviting and entertaining guide that pays tribute to the LGBTQ+ community. Filled with engaging descriptions, interesting facts, and helpful features - such as historical queer icons and events and LGBTQ+ acronym definitions - this fabulous compendium illuminates the transformation of the community, highlighting its struggles, achievements, landmarks, and contributions. It also salutes iconic members of the LGBTQ+ community - the celebrities, politicians, entrepreneurs, and ordinary citizens who have made a notable impact on gay life and society itself. The Gay Agenda is a nostalgic look back for older generations, an archive for younger people, and a helpful introduction for those interested in learning more about the community and its contributions. From James Baldwin and Emma Goldman to Marsha P. Johnson and Jodie Foster; the Pink Triangle and the Rainbow Flag to Stonewall and the AIDS crisis; Matthew Shepard and Pulse Nightclub to sodomy laws and Obergefell; drag and transitioning to The L Word and the Kinsey Scale, Freddie Mercury and Ellen Degeneres to Laverne Cox and David Bowie, this magnificent digest is a keepsake honoring all LGBTQ+, and the ongoing fight to gain - and maintain - equality for all. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Ashley Molesso, Chessie Needham (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Ron Butler
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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He Said, She Said

26 ratings

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Today, Gigi Gorgeous is beloved for her critically acclaimed documentary, her outrageous sense of humor, her no-holds-barred honesty, and her glam Hollywood lifestyle. Ten years ago, she was a gawky Canadian teen named Gregory. In He Said, She Said, Gigi brings us on her personal journey from Gregory to Gigi, going deeper than ever before and exposing her vulnerability behind each struggle and triumph, with her signature humor at every moment. With stunning photography and heirloom snapshots, He Said, She Said takes us back to Gigi’s early years as an Olympic-bound diver and high school mean girl, losing her mom at a tragically young age, and her journey of opening up about her sexuality and gender identity. She walks us through her transition, baring it all about dating and heartbreak in her stories of falling in love with both men and women. Uproarious, unconventional, and unabashedly candid, Gigi shares never-before-heard stories, inspiration, and advice about how your life can take you to incredible places once you get real with yourself.

©2019 Gigi Gorgeous (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Gigi Gorgeous
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Mercury and Me

44 ratings

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The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together, Hutton had no idea who Mercury was, and, when the star told him his name, it meant nothing to him. Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and his lodgings in Sutton, Surrey, for two years after moving in with Mercury, and then worked as his gardener. He was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lifestyle, nor did he want to be, but, from 1985 until Mercury's death in 1991, he was closer to him than anyone and knew all Mercury's closest friends: the other members of Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and Phil Collins, to name a few.  Ever present at the countless Sunday lunch gatherings and opulent parties, Hutton has a wealth of anecdotes as well as a deep understanding of Mercury's life. He also nursed Mercury through his terminal illness, often held him throughout the night in his final weeks, and was with him as he died. No one can tell the story of the last few years of Mercury's private life‚ the ecstasies and the agonies‚ more accurately or honestly than Jim Hutton.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Patrick Moy
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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The Family Law

1 rating

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Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: Why won't his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love? Hilarious and moving, The Family Law is a linked series of tales from a wonderful Australian talent. Warning: This title contains explicit content.

©2011 Benjamin Law (P)2014 Audible Studios

Narrator: Benjamin Law
Author: Benjamin Law
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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The Lie

1 rating

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A candid memoir of denial, stolen identities, betrayal, faking it, and coming out. Do you know me?, the email began, sparking tremors of fear that turned into a full quake of panic when William Dameron discovered that his selfie had been stolen by strangers. On social networks and dating sites, his image and identity - a forty-year-old straight white male - had been used to hook countless women into believing in lies of love and romance. Was it all an ironic cosmic joke? Almost a decade prior, William himself had been living a lie that had lasted for more than twenty years. His secret? He was a gay man, a fact he hid from his wife and two daughters for almost as long as he had hidden it from himself. In this emotional and unflinchingly honest memoir of coming out of the closet late in life, owning up to the past, and facing the future, William Dameron confronts steroid addiction, the shame and homophobia of his childhood, the sledgehammer of secrets that slowly tore his marriage apart, and his love for a gay father of three that would once again challenge the boundaries of trust. At the true heart of The Lie is a universal story about turning self-doubt into self-acceptance and about pain, anger, and the long journey of both seeking and giving forgiveness.

©2019 by William Dameron. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Will Damron
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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It Gets Better

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Every story can change a life. Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, making them feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear of being bullied. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can’t imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted - even tortured - simply for being themselves. After a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students who were bullied in school, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller, to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered as teenagers and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, they launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon. With over 6,000 videos posted and over 20 million views in the first three months alone, the world has embraced the opportunity to provide personal, honest, and heartfelt support for LGBT youth everywhere. It Gets Better is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people, and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, others can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. By sharing these stories, It Gets Better reminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone - and it WILL get better.

©2011 Dan Savage and Terry Miller (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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Buffering

63 ratings

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The wildly popular YouTube personality and author of the New York Times best seller My Drunk Kitchen is back! This time she's stirring up memories and tales from her past. By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays delivers a fuller picture of her life, her experiences, and the things she's figured out about family, faith, love, sexuality, self-worth, friendship, and fame. Revealing what makes Hannah tick, this sometimes cringeworthy, poignant collection of stories is sure to deliver plenty of Hannah's wit and wisdom - and hopefully encourage you to try your hand at her patented brand of reckless optimism. Personal note: Hello, my darlings! I am incredibly pleased to present Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded! As a big fan of memoirs, I wanted to try my hand at writing about the events of my life that deserve a little more consideration than can be accomplished in 140 characters or a six-minute vlog. Now on the cusp of turning 30, I'm ready to expose some parts of my life that I haven't shared before. Before, it was all about privacy, process, and time. And now the time has come! I'm ready to put myself out there for you. I'm a little nervous about all these vulnerable words going into the world, these tales about my love life, the wrestling I've done with faith, how I feel about sex and my family and myself. I've had a lot of trials, a lot of errors, but also a lot of passion. Here's the thing: I've always found comfort in the stories shared by others, so I hope my stories, now that I feel ready to tell them, will bring you some comfort, too. And when you listen to this book, please remember: Buffering is just the time it takes to process. Enjoy! Love, Hannah

©2016 Trust u/w/o Richard C. Brown f/b/o Dun (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Hannah Hart
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Later

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A stunning portrait of community, identity, and sexuality by the critically acclaimed author of The Narrow Door. When Paul Lisicky arrived in Provincetown in the early 1990s, he was leaving behind a history of family trauma to live in a place outside of time, known for its values of inclusion, acceptance, and art. In this idyllic haven, Lisicky searches for love and connection and comes into his own as he finds a sense of belonging. At the same time, the center of this community is consumed by the AIDS crisis, and the very structure of town life is being rewired out of necessity: What might this utopia look like during a time of dystopia? Later dramatizes a spectacular yet ravaged place and a unique era when more fully becoming one's self collided with the realization that ongoingness couldn't be taken for granted and staying alive from moment to moment exacted absolute attention. Following the success of his acclaimed memoir, The Narrow Door, Lisicky fearlessly explores the body, queerness, love, illness, community, and belonging in this masterful, ingenious new book.

©2020 Paul Lisicky (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Joel Froomkin
Author: Paul Lisicky
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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Sweet Tooth

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What’s a sweets-loving young boy growing up gay in North Carolina in the '80s supposed to think when he’s diagnosed with type-1 diabetes? That God is punishing him, naturally. This was, after all, when gay-hating Jesse Helms was his senator, AIDS was still the boogeyman, and no one was saying, "It gets better." And if stealing a copy of a gay porno magazine from the newsagent was a sin, then surely what the men inside were doing to one another was much worse. Sweet Tooth is Tim Anderson’s uproarious memoir of life after his hormones and blood sugar both went berserk at the age of 15. With Morrissey and The Smiths as the soundtrack, Anderson self-deprecatingly recalls love affairs with vests and donuts, first crushes, coming out, and inaugural trips to gay bars. What emerges is the story of a young man trying to build a future that won’t involve crippling loneliness or losing a foot to his disease - and maybe even one that, no matter how unpredictable, can still be pretty sweet.

©2014 Tim Anderson (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Macleod Andrews
Author: Tim Anderson
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Gay Bar

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For listeners of Hilton Als and Maggie Nelson, a brilliantly evocative fusion of cultural criticism, history, and memoir telling the story of the gay bar, arguably on the brink of extinction. In the era of Grindr and same-sex marriage, gay bars are closing down at an alarming rate. What, then, was the gay bar? Set between Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London, Gay Bar takes us on a time-traveling, transatlantic bar hop through pulsing nightclubs, after-work dives, hardcore leather bars, gay cafes, and saunas, asking what these places meant to their original clientele, what they meant to the author as a younger man, and what they mean now. In prose as exuberant as a hit of poppers and as dazzling as a disco ball, Atherton Lin conjures the strobing lights and the throbbing music, the smell and taste of tangles of male bodies, the rough and tender anonymous encounters, the costumes and categories - twink, top, masc, queen, tweaker, tourist, voyeur, exhibitionist - all the while tracking the protean aesthetics of masculinity and gayness. Along the way, he invites us to go beyond the simplified gay bar liberation mythology of Stonewall and enter the many other battlefields in the war to carve out space in which to exist, express, and love as a gay man. Elegiac, sexy, and sparkling with wry wit, Gay Bar is at once a serious critical inquiry into how we construct ourselves through the spaces we inhabit and an epic night out to remember.

©2021 Jeremy Atherton Lin (P)2021 Little, Brown & Company

Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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The Bold World

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Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation. "A courageous and poetic testimony on family and the self, and the learning and unlearning we must do for those we love." (Janet Mock) In 2009, Jodie Patterson, mother of five and beauty entrepreneur, has her world turned upside-down when her determined toddler, Penelope, reveals, "Mama, I’m not a girl. I am a boy." The Pattersons are a tribe of unapologetic Black matriarchs, scholars, financiers, Southern activists, artists, musicians, and disruptors, but with Penelope’s revelation, Jodie realizes her existing definition of family isn’t wide enough for her child’s needs. In The Bold World, we witness Patterson reshaping her own attitudes, beliefs, and biases, learning from her children, and a whole new community, how to meet the needs of her transgender son. In doing so, she opens the minds of those who raised and fortified her, all the while challenging cultural norms and gender expectations. Patterson finds that the fight for racial equality in which her ancestors were so prominent helped pave the way for the current gender revolution. From Georgia to South Carolina, Ghana to Brooklyn, Patterson learns to remove the division between me and you, us and them, straight and queer - and she reminds us to celebrate her uncle Gil Scott Heron’s prophecy that the revolution will not be televised. It will happen deeply, unequivocally, inside each and every one of us. Transition, we learn, doesn’t just belong to the transgender person. Transition, for the sake of knowing more and becoming more, is the responsibility of and gift to all. The Bold World is the result, an intimate and exquisite story of authenticity, courage, and love. Praise for The Bold World "In The Bold World, Jodie Patterson makes a case for respecting everyone’s gender identity by way of showing how she came to accept her son, Penelope. In tying that struggle to the struggle for race rights in this country during her own childhood, she paints a vivid picture of the permanent work of social justice." (Andrew Solomon, best-selling author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree)

©2019 Jodie Patterson (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Jodie Patterson
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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Secret Historian

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Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the 20th century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid and often very funny detail. After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago’s notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat, pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros. Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow, but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, Secret Historian is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation. Justin Spring is a writer specializing in 20th-century American art and culture and is the author of many monographs, catalogs, museum publications, and books, including Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art and Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude.

©2010 Justin Spring (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
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Man Alive

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Winner - Best Transgender Nonfiction - 2015 Lambda Literary Awards Best Books of 2014 - Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 - NPR Books Best Nonficton Books of 2014 - Kirkus Reviews 10 Best Transgender Nonfiction Books - Advocate What does it really mean to be a man? In Man Alive, Thomas Page McBee attempts to answer that question by focusing on two of the men who most impacted his life - one, his otherwise ordinary father who abused him as a child, and the other, a mugger who almost killed him. Standing at the brink of the life-changing decision to transition from female to male, McBee seeks to understand these examples of flawed manhood and tells us how a brush with violence sent him on the quest to untangle a sinister past and freed him to become the man he was meant to be. Man Alive engages an extraordinary personal story to tell a universal one - how we all struggle to create ourselves and how this struggle often requires risks. Far from a transgender transition tell-all, Man Alive grapples with the larger questions of legacy and forgiveness, love and violence, agency and invisibility. About the author: Thomas Page McBee was the "masculinity expert" for VICE and writes the columns "Self-Made Man" for The Rumpus and "The American Man" for Pacific Standard. His essays and reportage have appeared in The New York Times, TheAtlantic.com, Salon, and BuzzFeed, where he was a regular contributor on gender issues. He lives in New York City, where he works as the editor of special projects at Quartz, and is currently at work on a book about modern American masculinity.

©2014 Thomas Page McBee (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Conundrum

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This remarkable memoir is the classic account of the transgender journey. It is all the more extraordinary because it is the life story of a figure who, it seemed, seamlessly and publicly charted a course through the English establishment - James Morris, outstanding journalist, historian and travel writer, famed for a peerless writing style. But all the while he was concealing a very different inner world: from the age of four he felt that, despite his body, he was really a girl. Determined to be true to an undeniable inner impulse, James Morris, in his 40s, became Jan Morris. It was the 1970s, a time and culture far from our 21st century, where such matters have now become commonplace. What was it that impelled him to take such a frightening and irrevocable step? He faced the mental and physical challenges - the operation had to be done in Morocco and, as a well-known figure, attention from the world media could not be avoided. What pressures would that put on the family - a loving wife and growing children living in a North Wales village? But that inner impulse could not be denied. Jan Morris tells the story in a clear and honest manner, without a trace of sentimentality or sensationalism. She recounts the emotional, physical, sexual and social issues that abound on such a journey in detail and, through this highly personal memoir, presents a memorable insight into the 'conundrum'. Jan is modest by nature, and it is only by implication that one becomes aware of the immense courage and integrity needed to see the transition through. This is a deeply moving, beautifully written, unforgettable memoir. Sensational - yes, in a quiet way. Revealing - yes; no punches are pulled. But in the end, it is humane and uplifting. Jan Morris, now in her 90s, has written a new introduction for this recording. Roy McMillan has recorded Morris' major historical work, the Pax Britannica trilogy (available on Audible), and is the ideal reader for Conundrum.

©1974 Jan Morris (P)2017 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Roy McMillan
Author: Jan Morris
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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What We Will Become

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A mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her. From the age of two-and-a-half, Jacob, born “Em”, adamantly told his family he was a boy. While his mother Mimi struggled to understand and come to terms with the fact that her child may be transgender, she experienced a sense of déjà vu - the journey to uncover the source of her child’s inner turmoil unearthed ghosts from Mimi’s past and her own struggle to live an authentic life. Mimi was raised in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, every aspect of her life dictated by ancient rules and her role as a woman largely preordained from cradle to grave. As a young woman, Mimi wrestled with the demands of her faith and eventually made the painful decision to leave her religious community and the strict gender roles it upheld. Having risen from the ashes of her former life, Mimi was prepared to help her son forge a new one - at a time when there was little consensus on how best to help young transgender children. Dual narratives of faith and motherhood weave together to form a heartfelt portrait of an unforgettable family. Brimming with love and courage, What We Will Become is a powerful testament to how painful events from the past can be redeemed to give us hope for the future. Read by the author.

©2019 Mimi Lemay (P)2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Narrator: Mimi Lemay
Author: Mimi Lemay
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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No Blanks, No Pauses

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Born the youngest of 15 siblings in Lakewood, Ohio, Shelly McNamara began writing as a child to explore her inner self and make sense of the world around her. From the grief of losing close friends and family, the pain of estrangement and rejection, and a deep desire to make the world a more respectful, loving, and inclusive place, Shelly wrote poetry and stories of hope and strength. Writing helped her embrace her own identity while she waited for the world to recognize her lifelong commitment to the woman she loves and the family they built together. As the chief equality and inclusion officer at Procter & Gamble, one of the world's most admired companies, Shelly has used her powerful insights and compassion to elevate the consciousness and connection of people from around the globe. Now, for the first time, Shelly is bringing her poetry and powerful stories to us all. No Blanks, No Pauses is an exploration of one woman's journey to live a full and authentic life that holds lessons for each of us. Shelly has written her way through adversity and heartbreak to discover that dreams are worth pursuing, injustice is worth challenging, and peace and fairness are what matter most. This book's mixture of memoir, poetry, and insightful questions draws us in and gives us confidence that we, too, can heal, connect, and love more expansively than we ever thought possible.

©2021 Shelly McNamara (P)2021 Shelly McNamara

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MotherStruck!

1 rating

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Meet. Love. Break. Recover. That’s been the routine of Staceyann Chin’s romantic life. But at 35, after yet another devastating breakup and overcome by an urgent and all-consuming desire to have a child, Chin realizes she’s running out of time. So she sets her sights on a single target: motherhood.  There’s just one problem. As a single black lesbian whose career as a poet and political activist has landed her on Oprah and in The New York Times but left her flat broke and without health insurance, Chin’s options are limited. Meanwhile, the Jamaican-Chinese Brooklyn resident can “feel the eggs drying up inside my aging ovaries”.  MotherStruck! is Staceyann Chin’s heartbreaking and hilarious true account of her years-long battle to become a parent. Helped on her quest by Peter, a gay man she marries to start an “army of children” and C.J., her supremely supportive brother-in-law, Chin chronicles her struggles to navigate America’s broken health-care system, multiple threats of a miscarriage, and weeks of doctored-ordered bed rest while desperately needing to earn a living.  Featuring an original score by Grammy-nominated songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello, MotherStruck! is a triumphant story about the true meaning of parenthood, the many forms that family can take, and discovering what really matters in life and love. Likeness based on photography by Melissa Mahoney

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Staceyann Chin
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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Come Out, Come Out

15 ratings

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Come Out, Come Out is a podcast about coming out of the closet, and it’s also a funny, joyful exploration of love, sex and the pursuit of happiness. Each episode explores a real-life story of coming out from the perspectives of some fabulous guests, including superstar author Roxane Gay, Mae Martin from the hit Netflix series Feel Good, Survivor star Zeke Smith, The Half of It director Alice Wu, and many others. The podcast offers fresh answers to the age-old questions of what it takes to love others and to love yourself. Every episode takes on questions that are deeply personal, completely unexpected and totally fascinating. How do you come out to your Chinese immigrant mom when she never taught you the word for lesbian in Mandarin? What’s it like to be outed as trans on a nationally-broadcast reality show? What do you do when watching the witches in the movie Hocus Pocus triggers sex dreams that you can’t control? Hosted by standup comic Mo Welch, she details her own romantic life - from her first female crush to marrying another woman - and shares what she’s learned about love and life along the way.

©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

Narrator: Mo Welch
Author: Mo Welch
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

3 ratings

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In 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an L.A. delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl - launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood. Two and a half years later, the same birth mother - a heroically generous, pack-a-day teen with a passion for Bridezilla marathons and Mountain Dew - delivered a son into the couple’s arms. In Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?, Bucatinsky moves deftly from sidesplitting stories about where kids put their fingers to the realization that his athletic son might just grow up to be straight and finally to a reflection on losing his own father just as he’s becoming one. Bucatinsky’s soul-baring and honest stories tap into that all-encompassing, and very human, hunger to be a parent - and the life-changing and often ridiculous road to getting there.

©2012 Myrio, Inc. (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Dan Bucatinsky
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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M to (WT)F

13 ratings

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Samantha Allen, award-winning journalist and author of Real Queer America, delivers an intimate look at the unexpectedly hilarious moments of her gender transition. In this poignant audio piece, Samantha Allen takes listeners along for the wild ride of her own transition: The good, the bad, but mostly, the funny. Because once she began this life-changing journey in earnest, Samantha realized that while the emotional trials of gender dysphoria and self-discovery could be harrowing, there were so many laugh-out-loud moments along this winding road. Think about it: While her 20- and 30-something peers were settling into the people they were going to be for the rest of their lives, Samantha was going through puberty all over again, taking the whole womanhood thing step by glamorous step - from learning the differences between men’s and women’s public restrooms to figuring out how to take off a bra without taking her shirt off first. Recognizing these moments of humor brought her joy in times she needed it most - and sharing them, she learned, could be revelatory.  Part deeply personal memoir, part comedic adventure, and part insightful exploration of how gender informs the ways we see the world, M to (WT)F is a delightful listen that proves how powerful it can be to find humor in hardship. If you are interested in learning more about transgender and non-binary advocacy, we encourage you to visit the official websites of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (tldef.org) and Mermaids (mermaidsuk.org.uk).

©2020 Samantha Allen (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Samantha Allen
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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I Have Something to Tell You

10 ratings

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Instant New York Times Best Seller  A moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town, his relationship with Pete, and his hope for America's future. Throughout the past year, teacher Chasten Glezman Buttigieg has emerged on the national stage, having left his classroom in South Bend, Indiana, to travel cross-country in support of his husband, former mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Pete's groundbreaking presidential campaign. Through Chasten's joyful, witty social media posts, the public gained a behind-the-scenes look at his life with Pete on the trail - moments that might have ranged from the mundane to the surprising but that were always heartfelt.  Chasten has overcome a multitude of obstacles to get here. In this moving, uplifting memoir, he recounts his journey to finding acceptance as a gay man. He recalls his upbringing in rural Michigan, where he knew he was different, where indeed he felt different from his father and brothers. He recounts his coming out and how he's healed from revealing his secret to his family, friends, community, and the world. And he tells the story of meeting his boyfriend, whom he would marry and who would eventually become a major Democratic leader. With unflinching honesty, unflappable courage, and great warmth, Chasten Buttigieg relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his true self, while inspiring others to do the same.

©2020 Chasten Buttigieg. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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A Queer and Pleasant Danger

3 ratings

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The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She Is Today A stunningly original memoir of a nice Jewish boy who joined the Church of Scientology and left 12 years later, ultimately transitioning to a woman. A few years later, she stopped calling herself a woman and became famous as a gender outlaw. Kate Bornstein - gender theorist, performance artist, author - is set to change lives with her compelling memoir. Wickedly funny and disarmingly honest, this is Bornstein's most intimate book yet, encompassing her early childhood and adolescence, college at Brown, a life in the theater, three marriages and fatherhood, the Scientology hierarchy, transsexual life, LGBTQ politics, and life on the road as a sought-after speaker.

©2012 Kate Bornstein (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Alice Rosengard
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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All the Rage

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A moving and surprisingly funny memoir about finding the right balance between anger and compassion "Why aren't you angry?" people often asked Martin Moran after he told his story of how he came to forgive the man who sexually abused him as a boy. At first the question pissed him off. Then it began to haunt him. Why didn't he have more anger? Why had he never sought redress for the crime committed against him? Was his fury hidden, buried? Was he not man enough? Here he was, an adult in midlife, with an established acting career, a husband. A life. And yet the question of rage began to obsess him. As the narrative jumps from dream to memory to theory, from Colorado to New York to Johannesburg, Moran takes us along on his quest to understand the role of rage in our lives. Translating for an asylum seeker and survivor of torture, he wonders how the man is not consumed with the wrong done him, only to shortly thereafter find himself in a wild confrontation with his fuming stepmother at his father's funeral. He admires a pedestrian's furious put-down of a careless driver, and then, observing with a group of sex therapists at an S&M dungeon, he finds himself unexpectedly moved by the intimacy of the interchanges. Hiking the Rockies with his troubled younger brother, he's confronted by the anger and the love that seem to exist simultaneously and in equal measure between them. With each encounter we move more deeply into the human complexities at the heart of this book: into how we wrong and are wronged, how we seek redress but also forgiveness, how we yearn to mend what we think broken in us and liberate ourselves from what's past. It is in this landscape of old wounds and complicated loves that Moran shows us how rage may meet compassion and our traumas unexpectedly open us to the humanity of others.

©2016 Martin Moran (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Martin Moran
Author: Martin Moran
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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Harvey Milk

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Harvey Milk - eloquent, charismatic, and a smart aleck - was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the age of 48 made him the most famous gay man in modern history; 20 years later, Time magazine included him on its list of the hundred most influential individuals of the 20th century.  Before finding his calling as a liberal politician, however, Harvey variously tried being a schoolteacher, a securities analyst on Wall Street, a supporter of Barry Goldwater, a Broadway theater assistant, a bead-wearing hippie, the operator of a camera store, and organizer of the business community in San Francisco's Castro District. He rejected Judaism as a religion, but he was deeply influenced by the cultural values of his Jewish upbringing and his understanding of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.  His early influences and his many personal and professional experiences finally came together when he decided to run for elective office as the forceful champion of gays, racial minorities, women, working people, the disabled, and senior citizens. In his last five years, he focused all of his tremendous energy on becoming a successful public figure.

©2018 Lillian Faderman (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Joel Froomkin
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Gay Like Me

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Chosen by Town & Country as one of the most anticipated books of the year | Named "An LGBTQ Book That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" by O: The Oprah Magazine In this poignant and urgent love letter to his son, award-winning Broadway, TV, and film producer Richie Jackson reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years. “My son is kind, responsible, and hardworking. He is ready for college. He is not ready to be a gay man living in America." When Jackson's son born through surrogacy came out to him at age 15, the successful producer, now in his 50s, was compelled to reflect on his experiences and share his wisdom on life for LGBTQ Americans over the past half-century. Gay Like Me is a celebration of gay identity and parenting, and a powerful warning for his son, other gay men, and the world. Jackson looks back at his own journey as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural turmoil. Jackson's son lives in a seemingly more liberated America, and Jackson beautifully lays out how far we've come since Stonewall - the increased visibility of gay people in society, the legal right to marry, and the existence of a drug to prevent HIV. But bigotry is on the rise, ignited by a president who has declared war on the gay community and fanned the flames of homophobia. A newly constituted Supreme Court with a conservative tilt is poised to overturn equality laws and set the clock back decades. Being gay is a gift, Jackson writes, but with their gains in jeopardy, the gay community must not be complacent. As Ta-Nehisi Coates awakened us to the continued pervasiveness of racism in America in Between the World and Me, Jackson's rallying cry in Gay Like Me is an eye-opening indictment to straight-lash in America. This audiobook is an intimate, personal exploration of our uncertain times and most troubling questions and profound concerns about issues as fundamental as dignity, equality, and justice. Gay Like Me is a blueprint for our time that bridges the knowledge gap of what it's like to be gay in America. This is a cultural manifesto that will stand the test of time. Angry, proud, fierce, tender, it is a powerful letter of love from a father to a son that holds lasting insight for us all.

©2020 Richie Jackson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Richie Jackson
Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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The Rain May Pass

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The Rain May Pass is a coming-of-age memoir from Alan Shayne-actor, casting director, producer, and former President of Warner Bros Television. Set in New England in the 1940s, a teenage boy falls in love with a man twice his age and soon learns more about himself than he ever imagined possible. "Alan Shayne shares his life in such great visual style, with self-awareness, warmth, deep humor, and pain...a great read! Don't miss it." (Linda Lavin, Broadway, film, and television star) "I loved The Rain May Pass. I savored every page. I felt like it was so heartfelt and honest that it broke my heart. With truthfulness and dignity, it captured and explored ageless virtues, failures, self-doubts, anxieties and other challenges that add up the bricks that construct a life." (Rex Reed, renowned film critic)

©2020 Alan Shayne (P)2020 Alan Shayne

Narrator: John Ruble
Author: Alan Shayne
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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Tabernacle of Lies

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Tabernacle of Lies is the true story of a Black LGBT youth coming to terms with his sexuality while growing up in predominantly suburban White neighborhoods and under the repressive influences and abuses of evangelical Christendom. It is the first book in a compelling and delightful series giving you a front row seat to experience tragic secrets, a pursuit of love and innocence lost amidst the arduous social landscape of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, and the height of the AIDS crisis. 

©2019 Byron Gregory Zealey (P)2020 Byron Gregory Zealey

Narrator: Dennis Caldwell
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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Real Queer America

1 rating

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A transgender reporter's narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states, offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America. Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now she's a senior Daily Beast reporter happily married to another woman. A lot in her life has changed, but what hasn't changed is her deep love of Red State America, and of queer people who stay in so-called "flyover country" rather than moving to the liberal coasts.  In Real Queer America, Allen takes us on a cross-country road-trip stretching all the way from Provo, Utah to the Rio Grande Valley to the Bible Belt to the Deep South. Her motto for the trip: "Something gay every day." Making pit stops at drag shows, political rallies, and hubs of queer life across the heartland, she introduces us to scores of extraordinary LGBT people working for change, from the first openly transgender mayor in Texas history to the manager of the only queer night club in Bloomington, Indiana, and many more. Capturing profound cultural shifts underway in unexpected places and revealing a national network of chosen family fighting for a better world, Real Queer America is a treasure trove of uplifting stories and a much-needed source of hope and inspiration in these divided times.

©2019 Samantha Allen (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Samantha Allen
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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Two Henrys

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Coming out can be awkward enough. Now try it as a Catholic schoolboy in 1970s Ohio. In this fearless and funny true story, the host and founder of the hit podcast RISK! shares all. From first grade through junior high, twelve-year-old Kevin and his best friend, Ben, were inseparable. But when Kevin divulged his biggest secret, Ben froze him out. The pint-size cold war lasted two years - until they went head-to-head for student council president. Team Ben’s smear campaign began. The school took sides. And Kevin decided to run with it. Kevin Allison’s Two Henrys is part of This Can’t Be Happening, a collection of four true stories about making the best of a worst-case scenario curated by Kevin Allison, creator of the hit true storytelling podcast RISK! Outrageous, alarming, triumphant, and sometimes embarrassing, these fearless confessionals can be read, or listened to, in one what-on-earth-would-I-do? sitting.

©2018 Kevin Allison (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Kevin Allison
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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All the Young Men

2 ratings

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In 1986, 26-year-old Ruth is visiting a friend at the hospital when she notices that the door to one of the hospital rooms is painted red. She witnesses nurses drawing straws to see who will tend to the patient inside, all of them reluctant to enter the room. Out of impulse, Ruth herself enters the quarantined space and immediately begins to care for the young man who cries for his mother in the last moments of his life. Before she can even process what she’s done, word spreads in the community that Ruth is the only person willing to help these young men afflicted by AIDS, and she is called upon to nurse them.  As she forges deep friendships with the men she helps, she works tirelessly to find them housing and jobs, even searching for funeral homes willing to take their bodies - often in the middle of the night. She cooks meals for tens of people out of discarded food found in the dumpsters behind supermarkets, stores rare medications for her most urgent patients, teaches sex ed to drag queens after hours at secret bars, and becomes a beacon of hope to an otherwise spurned group of ailing gay men on the fringes of a deeply conservative state.

©2020 Ruth Coker Burks (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
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Legendary Children

4 ratings

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A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the pop culture blog Tom and Lorenzo. NPR's Best Books of the Year 2020 Pick A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book One of Logo/NewNowNext's "11 Queer Books We Can't Wait to Read This Spring" From the singular voices behind Tom and Lorenzo comes the ultimate guide to all-things RuPaul's Drag Race and its influence on modern LGBTQ culture. Legendary Children centers itself around the idea that not only is RuPaul's Drag Race the queerest show in the history of television, but that RuPaul and company devised a show that serves as an actual museum of queer cultural and social history, drawing on queer traditions and the work of legendary figures going back nearly a century. In doing so, Drag Race became not only a repository of queer history and culture, but also an examination and illustration of queer life in the modern age. It is a snapshot of how LGBTQ folks live, struggle, work, and reach out to one another - and how they always have - and every bit of it is tied directly to Drag Race. Each chapter is an examination of a specific aspect of the show - the Werk Room, the Library, the Pit Crew, the runway, the Untucked lounge, the Snatch Game - that ties to a specific aspect of queer cultural history and/or the work of certain legendary figures in queer cultural history.

©2020 Tom Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Marquez (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

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An essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist - and how we form our identities in life and in art. As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as "masterful" by Roxane Gay, "incendiary" by the New York Times, and "brilliant" by the Washington Post. With How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, his first collection of nonfiction, he is sure to secure his place as one of the finest essayists of his generation as well. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author's manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation's history, including his father's death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing - Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley - the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump. By turns commanding, heartbreaking, and wry, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel asks questions about how we create ourselves in life and in art and how to fight when our dearest truths are under attack. A BookRiot Pick of Books to Read If You Love "Pose".  An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year (So Far).  A Chicago Review of Books Pick of Best of the Year (So Far).  A Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year (So Far).  A Wired Magazine Pick of Must-Read Summer Titles.  An Esquire Magazine Pick of Best Books of 2018 (So Far).  A Christian Science Monitor selection of 2018's Most Anticipated Books.  A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018.  A Bitch magazine pick of Most Anticipated Nonfiction for 2018.  A Pop Sugar Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books.  A Paste Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018.  A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018.

©2018 Alexander Chee (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Daniel K. Isaac
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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Hide & Seek

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For nearly 50 year, Todd Kane played a complex and exhausting game of HIDE & SEEK with the truth. This father, veteran, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and now author hid past experiences and his sexuality for reasons he couldn’t fully explain until now.  Significant life-altering events tested an already wavering faith in a man too familiar with fear.  Todd lived in the mind and eyes of others adapting his behavior to please those around him. A shapeshifter and, at times, an imposter, he found it increasingly difficult to speak and live his truth. From our learned experiences, our choices are shaped, and yet we can be completely unaware of their effects on us. If this is the case, are our choices authentically our own? Are they made with aspirations, dreams, and a pursuit of happiness or adversely influenced by fearful experiences in our past? Todd Kane has always been a skilled storyteller - weaving together versions of himself to fabricate a variant that everyone would love even at the expense of his authenticity. As a teenager exploring his sexuality, Kane was overcome by fear, along with most as the AIDS epidemic shocked the world. A choice was made, and his truth suppressed that would never lose it's power, only it's voice. Kane shares his experiences through many historical milestones in modern gay culture, beginning with the AIDS epidemic and on to Don't Ask Don't Tell, gay marriage, hook-up sites, and the introduction of PrEP. He does so from a unique perspective and candor filled with lessons we all can benefit from. After the end of his second marriage, this time to a man, Kane comes face to face with the one thing unique to every challenge in his life - his truth. In this book, Kane chooses to bring together the authentic pieces of himself as he beautifully weaves the truth into the tapestry of his life's story. He patches holes created by trauma, fear, and lies to reveal a work of art that is uniquely him and displays it for us all to learn from and share.

©2019 Todd Kane (P)2020 Todd Kane

Narrator: Todd Kane
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Peyakow

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Mamaskatch, Darrel J. McLeod’s 2018 memoir of growing up Cree in Northern Alberta, was a publishing sensation - winning the Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction, shortlisted for many other major prizes, and translated into French and German editions. In Peyakow, McLeod continues the poignant story of his impoverished youth, beset by constant fears of being dragged down by the self-destruction and deaths of those closest to him as he battles the bullying of White classmates, copes with the trauma of physical and sexual abuse, and endures painful separation from his family and culture. With steely determination, he triumphs: now, elementary teacher; now, school principal; now, head of an Indigenous delegation to the UN in Geneva; now, executive in the Government of Canada - and now, a celebrated author. Brutally frank but buoyed throughout by McLeod’s unquenchable spirit, Peyakow - a title borrowed from the Cree word for “one who walks alone” - is an inspiring account of triumph against unimaginable odds. McLeod’s perspective as someone whose career path has crossed both sides of the Indigenous/White chasm resonates with particular force in today’s Canada.

©2021 Darrel J. McLeod (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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Hold Tight Gently

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In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people had already died from AIDS-related complications - among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill.  Meticulously researched and evocatively told, Hold Tight Gently is the celebrated historian Martin Duberman’s poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two of the great unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic.  Callen, a White gay Midwesterner who had moved to New York, became a leading figure in the movement to increase awareness of AIDS in the face of willful and homophobic denial under the Reagan administration; Hemphill, an African American gay man, contributed to the Black gay and lesbian scene in Washington, D.C., with poetry of searing intensity and introspection.  A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, identity, and the politics of AIDS activism beyond ACT UP, Hold Tight Gently captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair.

©2014 Martin Duberman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Anthony Bowden
Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
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Before Her

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In this eloquent memoir, the National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming traces the relationships in her past that would eventually deliver her to the love of a lifetime. Before Jacqueline Woodson met Juliet, before her own self-realization, there were decades of friends, lovers, and family who defined the woman she’d become. In this haunting story of memory and identity, Jacqueline shares the profound impact they had on bending the path of her life; how they informed the dreams of her future; and how each one - some lost, all loved - would bring her to Juliet, her one and only. Jacqueline Woodson’s Before Her is part of The One, a collection of seven singularly true love stories of friendship, companionship, marriage, and moving on. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single sitting, with or without company.

©2019 Jacqueline Woodson (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 30 mins
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Alan Turing

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Alan Turing had a radical and ingenious mind. He is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, and his theories on this matter range from purely mechanical to almost spiritual. During World War II, his decryption of the Nazis’ Enigma codes proved vital for the Allied victory over the Axis powers. Turing’s fingerprints are everywhere, and yet his own country for quite some time failed to acknowledge it. It wasn’t until 2009 that the then prime minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, issued an official, posthumous apology to Alan Turing for “the appalling way he was treated.” To many, this was an admission that was far too long in coming.   Inside you will read about: The death of his first love Turing machines Breaking the Nazis’ enigma codes Conviction and chemical castration The poison apple And much more!  As the chronicling of this book demonstrates, Alan Turing’s life was by no means easy; there were hardships, trials, and tribulations that would shake him to his core. But despite the tragic way his life ended by way of a poison apple, the spark ignited by Alan Turing’s short life is still something exceedingly brilliant to behold.

©2019 Hourly History (P)2019 Hourly History

Length: 56 mins
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Gentleman Jack (Movie Tie-In)

16 ratings

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The official companion book to the HBO series Gentleman Jack, created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. This is her remarkable true story.  Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic, and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. She was a landowner, an industrialist, and a prolific diarist whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century.  Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister follows Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. This biographical portrait introduces the real Gentleman Jack, featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator Sally Wainwright and historian Anne Choma. "Anne Choma's Gentleman Jack is not just a tie-in to the TV series, but a probing and page-turning study of legendary diarist Anne Lister, full of original insights and freshly decoded material from the 1830s period of Lister's hunt for a wife." (Emma Donoghue, New York Times best-selling author of Room)

©2019 Anne Choma, Sally Wainwright (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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Stone Motel: Memoirs of a Cajun Boy

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In the summers of the early 1970s, Morris Ardoin and his siblings helped run their family's roadside motel in a hot, buggy, bayou town in Cajun Louisiana. The stifling, sticky heat inspired them to find creative ways to stay cool and out of trouble. When they were not doing their chores — handling a colorful cast of customers, scrubbing motel-room toilets, plucking chicken bones and used condoms from under the beds — they played canasta, an old ladies’ game that provided them with a refuge from the sun and helped them avoid their violent, troubled father. Morris was successful at occupying his time with his siblings and the children of families staying in the motel’s kitchenette apartments but was not so successful at keeping clear of his father, a man unable to shake the horrors he had experienced as a child and, later, as a soldier. The preteen would learn as he matured that his father had reserved his most ferocious attacks for him because of an inability to accept a gay or, to his mind, broken, son. It became his dad’s mission to “fix” his son, and Morris’s mission to resist — and survive intact. He was aided in his struggle immeasurably by the love and encouragement of a selfless and generous grandmother, who provides his story with much of its warmth, wisdom, and humor. There’s also suspense, awkward romance, naughty French lessons, and an insider’s take on a truly remarkable, not-yet-homogenized pocket of American culture.

©2020 Joseph Morris Ardoin (P)2020 Mainya Music Entertainment

Narrator: Morris Ardoin
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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"Getting Back to Me"

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This is the real time account of the coming out of a respected adventure survival filmmaker, taken from her journal entries as she leaves behind fear and white male privilege to embrace truth, grace and womanhood. Her gut-wrenching journey of love, acceptance and honesty becomes the ultimate survival show. Scottie didn't make it easy on herself. Like many late-stage trans women, Scottie had made one helluva guy; succeeding as a husband of 25 years, the only son, the big brother to three sisters and the legendary adventurer uncle to their children. Everything in her life screamed alpha male. No one could guess that Scottie, a top survival showrunner for the Discovery and History Channels, known for leading über-male productions in the world's most dangerous locations, was losing a lifelong battle for her soul. It takes faith and true love in and from her wife, for Scottie to shake off 50 years of expectations from her family, society and herself. But first, she must face down her own denial to dismantle the walls of a self-imposed prison. Scottie's articulate and insightful perspective shines new light on the transgender experience, but it's her deeply personal confession told with unflinching clarity, inspiring courage, and engaging humor, that makes her story a must listen for any human, of any persuasion. Hers is a love story that will inspire and affirm everyone.

©2015 Scottie Jeanette Christine Madden (P)2016 Scottie Jeanette Christine Madden

Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
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Body Counts

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The founder of POZ magazine shares "a captivating...eyewitness account from inside the AIDS epidemic" (Next) and "a moving, multidecade memoir of one gay man's life" (San Francisco Chronicle). As a politics-obsessed Georgetown freshman, Sean Strub arrived in Washington, DC, from Iowa in 1976, with a plum part-time job running a senate elevator in the US Capitol. He also harbored a terrifying secret: his attraction to men. As Strub explored the capital's political and social circles, he discovered a parallel world where powerful men lived double lives shrouded in shame. When the AIDS epidemic hit in the early 1980s, Strub was living in New York and soon found himself attending "more funerals than birthday parties". Scared and angry, he turned to radical activism to combat discrimination and demand research. Strub takes you through his own diagnosis and inside ACT UP, the organization that transformed a stigmatized cause into one of the defining political movements of our time. From the New York of Studio 54 and Andy Warhol's Factory to the intersection of politics and burgeoning LGBT and AIDS movements, Strub's story crackles with history. He recounts his role in shocking AIDS demonstrations at St. Patrick's Cathedral as well as at the home of US Senator Jesse Helms. With an astonishing cast of characters, including Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Keith Haring, Bill Clinton, and Yoko Ono, this is a vivid portrait of a tumultuous era "[with] the suspense and horror of Paul Monette's memoir Borrowed Time and the drama of Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart.... What a lot of action - and life - there is in this gripping book." (The Washington Post). Photo: Iowa City Press-Citizen

©2014 Sean Strub (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: David Drake
Author: Sean Strub
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
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Bad Kid

2 ratings

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Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: He was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders. David found himself enmeshed with misfits: wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing the Pet Shop Boys - and learning lessons about life and love along the way. Richly detailed with '90s pop culture, Bad Kid is as laugh-out-loud funny as it is poignant. David Crabb's journey through adolescence captures the essence of every person's struggle to understand his or her true self. Cover design by Joanne O'Neill. Cover photographs: copyright Lucas Longacre and Britt Genelin (author); copyright Beau Lark/Corbis.

©2015 David Crabb (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: David Crabb
Author: David Crabb
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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Growing Up Gay in Stockport

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A number of true stories by Alan Jones Edwards about growing up gay in Stockport. He also recalls epic football (soccer) games, which he attended for all of his life whenever he could. His memory is crystal clear when writing over 50 years later. The author failed education, or perhaps more accurately, was failed in his youth but proved as he reached pensionable age that he had a real talent for writing.  Not many people can start university at 63 years old and graduate with a second class degree. He also fought for equality for gay men and lived long enough to see drastic changes in English law.

©2021 David Murtagh (P)2021 David Murtagh

Narrator: Martin Oldfield
Length: 58 mins
Available on Audible
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I Don't Want to Die Poor

2 ratings

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One of NPR’s Best Books of 2020 One of Time’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2020  From the New York Times best-selling author of I Can’t Date Jesus, which Vogue called “a piece of personal and cultural storytelling that is as fun as it is illuminating”, comes a wry and insightful essay collection that explores the financial and emotional cost of chasing your dreams.   Ever since Oprah Winfrey told the 2007 graduating class of Howard University, “Don’t be afraid”, Michael Arceneaux has been scared to death. You should never do the opposite of what Oprah instructs you to do, but when you don’t have her pocket change, how can you not be terrified of the consequences of pursuing your dreams?  Michael has never shied away from discussing his struggles with debt, but in I Don’t Want to Die Poor, he reveals the extent to which it has an impact on every facet of his life - how he dates; how he seeks medical care (or in some cases, is unable to); how he wrestles with the question of whether or not he should have chosen a more financially secure path; and finally, how he has dealt with his “dream” turning into an ongoing nightmare as he realizes one bad decision could unravel all that he’s earned.  I Don’t Want to Die Poor is an unforgettable and relatable examination about what it’s like leading a life that often feels out of your control. But in Michael’s voice that’s “as joyful as he is shrewd” (BuzzFeed), these razor-sharp essays will still manage to make you laugh and remind you that you’re not alone in this often intimidating journey.

©2020 Michael Arceneaux (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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I Can't Date Jesus

9 ratings

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New York Times best seller Featured as one of summer’s most anticipated books by the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, and Bitch Media From the author of I Don’t Want to Die Poor and in the style of New York Times best sellers You Can’t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I’m Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul-searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive Black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity.  It hasn’t been easy being Michael Arceneaux. Equality for LGBTQ people has come a long way and all, but voices of persons of color within the community are still often silenced, and being Black in America is...well, have you watched the news? With the characteristic wit and candor that have made him one of today’s boldest writers on social issues, I Can’t Date Jesus is Michael Arceneaux’s impassioned, forthright, and refreshing look at minority life in today’s America. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite. He eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; being approached for the priesthood; his obstacles in embracing intimacy that occasionally led to unfortunate fights with fire ants and maybe fleas; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams. Perfect for fans of David Sedaris, Samantha Irby, and Phoebe Robinson, I Can’t Date Jesus tells us - without apologies - what it’s like to be outspoken and brave in a divisive world.

©2018 Michael Arceneaux. All rights reserved. (P)2018 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Diary of a Drag Queen

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“This book changed my life. Tom Rasmussen’s honesty, vulnerability, and fearlessness jump out of every page and every word. It is the queer bible I’ve always needed.” (Sam Smith, singer and songwriter) This program is read by the author. In this program, listeners will find glamour and gaffes on and off the stage, clarifying snippets of queer theory, terrifyingly selfish bosses, sex, quick sex, KFC binges, group sex, the kind of honesty that banishes shame, glimmers of hope, blazes of ambition, tender sex, mad dashes in last night's heels plus a full face of make-up, and a rom-com love story for the ages. This is where the unspeakable becomes the celebrated. This is the diary of a drag queen - one dazzling, hilarious, true performance of a real, flawed, extraordinary life.  "I hope people like me will read this and feel seen and loved by it. I hope people who aren't like me will enjoy it, laugh with it, learn from it. And I hope people who don't like me will file lawsuits just so I can wear my brand-new leopard-print skirt suit and bust their asses in court." (Crystal Rasmussen, in Refinery29)  A Macmillan Audio production from FSG Originals

©2020 Tom Rasmussen (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
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I Almost Became Me: A Memoir

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From growing up in a small farm town to working with Wall Street’s elite, Cory Calvin’s candid memoir recounts a life of struggle and success and the moment he came to realize his true dreams were still hidden beneath the surface. Cory Calvin is a successful New York City corporate executive-turned-entrepreneur. His story reveals a difficult childhood as a closeted teen with a stern father, school bullies, and a strict religious upbringing in a rural town. But Cory’s story is more than his struggle - it is a story of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and success.  For Cory, leaving behind his small town and climbing the corporate ladder was empowering, until he realized that there are many more closets in this world. With each success, Cory always felt that he was so close to being who he should have been. That he had almost become himself. Until, one day, Cory found the courage to leave it all behind and traveled solo around the world, discovering his true self along the way and redefining his dreams. Through I Almost Became Me, Cory shares stories that range from humorous to tearful to inspiring. From hearing his father tell him he is going to hell to meeting his boyfriend through an online ad to feeling stuck achieving a dream he envisioned as he hid his true self, Cory’s experience will speak to many in the LGBTQ+ community who have yet to realize their own dreams beyond a series of closets.  For anyone who has had to hide to survive and endure abusive relationships, this audiobook offers an uplifting message, a healing touch, and the key to self-realization.

©2019 Cory Calvin (P)2019 Cory Calvin

Narrator: Cory Calvin
Author: Cory Calvin
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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My Life...So Far!

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This is a story of three magical years. Magical because they house immense personal growth and some of my best and worst times. This is a coming together of two stories, one of coming out, embracing your inner self, and the other managing your mental health and the strain and stress that come with University. Relationships and coming to terms with this newfound self. It is a journey, of emotions, fun, heartache, romance, and sheer determination.

©2019 Brandon Bourne (P)2019 Brandon Bourne

Narrator: Tom Castle
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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Like Crazy

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“Exquisite. Full of wry humor, tenderness, and compassion.” (Jeannette Walls, New York Times best-selling author) A hilarious and heartbreaking memoir about an outlandish mother and son on an odyssey of self-discovery and the ragtag community that rallied to help them as the mother entered the final phase of her life. Dan Mathews knew that his witty, bawdy, unhinged mother, Perry, was unable to maintain her fierce independence at 78 - so he flew her across the country to Virginia to live with him in an 1870 townhouse badly in need of repairs. But to Dan, a screwdriver is a cocktail, not a tool, and he was soon overwhelmed with two fixer-uppers: the house and his mother. Unbowed, Dan and Perry built a rollicking life together fueled by costume parties, road trips, after-hours gatherings, and an unshakable sense of humor as they faced down hurricanes, blizzards, and Perry’s steady decline. They got by with the help of an ever-expanding circle of sidekicks - Dan’s boyfriends (past and present), ex-cons, sailors, strippers, deaf hillbillies, evangelicals, and grumpy cats - while flipping the parent-child relationship on its head. But it wasn’t until a kicking-and-screaming trip to the emergency room that Dan discovered the cause of his mother’s unpredictable, often caustic behavior: Perry had lived her entire adult life as an undiagnosed schizophrenic. Irreverent and emotionally powerful, Like Crazy is a darkly comic tale about the perils and rewards of taking in a fragile parent without derailing your life in the process. A rare story about mental illness with an uplifting conclusion, it shows the remarkable growth that takes place when a wild child settles down to care for the wild woman who raised him.

©2020 Dan Mathews (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Dan Mathews
Author: Dan Mathews
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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I Just Wanted Love

Summary

D.J. Burr is a man on a mission; successful business owner, highly respected psychotherapist, and survivor of a dysfunctional life. At a young age, all he wanted was to be loved, but instead found himself targeted by a sexual predator. D.J. slipped into a life of addiction and clawed his way through broken relationships and seedy sex clubs - looking for love in all the wrong places. D.J. will take listeners on a roller coaster of emotions as he details his search for grace and love.

©2014 Darrett J. Burr (P)2015 Darrett J. Burr

Narrator: Royal Jaye
Author: D. J. Burr
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
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The Fixed Stars

4 ratings

Summary

At age 36, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irredeemably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we'd like to believe.  Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we're "born this way". Suddenly, she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically?  The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit and learning instead who we really are.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Erin Mallon
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Shanghai Tango

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Jin Xing is a former prima ballerina, one of the brightest stars of the Shanghai Ballet. But her journey to international fame has been fraught with difficulty because Jin Xing was in fact born a man. From an early age she was intensely uncomfortable with her gender. Unable to understand or put words to her feelings, she immersed herself in ballet dancing, her first love. Aged 9, she joined the People's Liberation Army, where she received both dance and military training and attained the rank of colonel. The curtains opened on a new act in her life when, at the age of 19, she received a scholarship to study dance in New York. It was there that she discovered for the first time that it was possible to change sex. In an instant, what had been the province of dreams became a real opportunity. She took the courageous decision to return to China to face the authorities, quit the army, and confront the world with her decision to become a woman. As dramatic, graceful and deeply felt as a pas de deux, Shanghai Tango is a deeply personal and inspiring account of growing up in a body that feels alien and of braving pioneering surgery in communist China.

©2007 Jin Xing (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Keith Brockett
Author: Jin Xing
Length: 7 hrs
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Happy Endings

15 ratings

Summary

Smart men never dabble with demons. I never claimed to be smart, but at least, I’m powerful enough to control them. When I bound Havoc to me nearly 300 years ago, I never realized how difficult he’d make my life, although “accidentally” lighting him on fire every now and then does bring a smile to my face. Havoc is handsome, mysterious, and somehow, my closest companion, even if we don’t always get along. He’s more interested in bedding attractive women than protecting my life, which defeats the main reason a mage like me would have a demon. I even had to fight off swordsmen alone once because he was too busy betting on who’d survive.  When 15 people are found dead with messages from a long-extinct cult, Havoc and I are forced to face our past and sort through our differences. We start to realize that there’s something more to this relationship, something that has kept us by each other’s sides for so long. Maybe, it took 300 years to finally understand my feelings for Havoc and realize that I can’t imagine being with anyone but him. Havoc and I will do everything we can to stop the evil that is threatening the lives of the people I care about. Or destroy everything - we haven’t quite figured that out yet.  Happy Endings is a 73K word novel that has an immensely powerful mage, a shapeshifting demon with a strong libido, a dark mage that just won’t stay dead, a spray bottle put to unusual uses, armor that is most definitely not made of dragon skin, blackmail involving an unfortunate slow-mo video, a detective being pursued by a determined minotaur, unprofessional use of illusions, and an epic walk into battle. Revised and edited.

©2017 Alice Winters (P)2020 Alice Winters

Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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Wolfsong

62 ratings

Summary

Ox was 12 when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn't worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left. Ox was 16 when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn't spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane. Ox was 17 when he found out the boy's secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet. Ox was 23 when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his blood red eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces. It's been three years since that fateful day and the boy is back. Except now he's a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

©2016 TJ Klune (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press

Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
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Survival Kit

Summary

When the dead prowl the streets of Oslo, survivors Kit and Shadia have to get out of there. They decide to go where the dead can’t follow - their family cabin on a remote island - but they have to fight their way out of the city first. Facing the dangers of this new world, both living and dead, is hard enough, but the couple also has to deal with Kit’s severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. It can throw a wrench into the simplest of plans, and Kit’s fear that the sickness may be the death of her seems more a reality for every day. Despite the odds stacked against them, Shadia and Kit are ready to fight for their survival and for each other.

©2021 Anniken Hansen Haga (P)2021 Anniken Hansen Haga

Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Bonds of Brass

11 ratings

Summary

A young pilot risks everything to save his best friend - the man he trusts most and might even love - only to learn that his friend is secretly the heir to a brutal galactic empire. "Riveting, wildly fun, and incredibly smart." (Emily A. Duncan, New York Times best-selling author of Wicked Saints) Ettian's life was shattered when the merciless Umber Empire invaded his world. He's spent seven years putting himself back together under its rule, joining an Umber military academy and becoming the best pilot in his class. Even better, he's met Gal - his exasperating and infuriatingly enticing roommate who's made the academy feel like a new home. But when dozens of classmates spring an assassination plot on Gal, a devastating secret comes to light: Gal is the heir to the Umber Empire. Ettian barely manages to save his best friend and flee the compromised academy unscathed, rattled that Gal stands to inherit the empire that broke him, and that there are still people willing to fight back against Umber rule.  As they piece together a way to deliver Gal safely to his throne, Ettian finds himself torn in half by an impossible choice. Does he save the man who's won his heart and trust that Gal's goodness could transform the empire? Or does he throw his lot in with the brewing rebellion and fight to take back what’s rightfully theirs?  Praise for Bonds of Brass: “Skrutskie’s Bonds of Brass is a high-octane galactic adventure replete with heart, drama, and a keen edge of pain.” (Caitlin Starling, author of The Luminous Dead) “Full of breathless action and dazzling characters, Bonds of Brass is space opera at its most exciting.” (Adam Christopher, author of Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town)

©2020 Emily Skrutskie (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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Return of the Asgard

5 ratings

Summary

The Valkyrie Kara stood alone against the Ragnarok horde on Earth to ensure that the Asgard race and Valhalla could escape. For 5,000 years she has fought and evaded the Ragnarok race on Earth, just waiting for her people to return. A human woman, Kate, joins her fight, showing as much conviction and valor as any Valkyrie. Their friendship quickly becomes something more as they hold the line on Earth in battle, to herald the return of the Asgard.

©2013 Erik Schubach (P)2014 Erik Schubach

Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
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Changeling

Summary

Nathan Grier's dark fae bounty looms overhead. As he faces the very real threat of becoming a slave to the bounty's owner, his brother, Jim, uses his changeling abilities more and more trying to save him. Every changeling throughout history turns evil once their powers manifest, meaning time may be running out for both of them as Jim nears true awakening. Fae hunter and incubus Sasha Kelly is prophesized to save Nathan, but while Nathan has embraced his feelings for the other man, he fears their time together will be cut short-either from his impending fate...or Jim's.

©2014 Amanda Meuwissen (P)2014 Amanda Meuwissen

Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
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Red Heir

Summary

Imprisoned pickpocket Loth isn't sure why a bunch of idiots just broke into his cell claiming they’re here to rescue the lost prince of Aguillon, and he doesn’t really care. They’re looking for a redheaded prince, and he’s more than happy to play along if it means freedom. Then, his cranky cellmate Grub complicates things by claiming to be the prince as well. Now, they’re fleeing across the country, and Loth’s stuck sharing a horse and a bedroll with Grub while imitating royalty, eating eel porridge, and dodging swamp monsters and bandits.  Along the way, Loth discovers that there’s more to Grub than meets the eye. Under the dirt and bad attitude, Grub’s not completely awful. He might even be attractive. In fact, Loth has a terrible suspicion that he’s developing feelings, and he’s not sure what to do about that. He’d probably have more luck figuring it out if people would just stop trying to kill them.  At least they’ve got a dragon, right?

©2017 Lisa Henry, Sarah Honey (P)2020 Lisa Henry, Sarah Honey

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The Engineer

1 rating

Summary

1881 - Special Agent Gillian Hamilton is a magic caster with the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam. He’s sent to Shallow Grave, Arizona, to arrest a madman engineer known as Tinkerer, who’s responsible for blowing up half of Baltimore. Gillian has handled some of the worst criminals in the Bureau’s history, so this assignment shouldn’t be a problem. But even he’s taken aback by a run-in with the country’s most infamous outlaw, Gunner the Deadly.  Gunner is also stalking Shallow Grave in search of Tinkerer, who will stop at nothing to take control of the town’s silver mines. Neither Gillian nor Gunner are willing to let Tinkerer hurt more innocent people, so they agree to a very temporary partnership.  If facing illegal magic, Gatling gun contraptions, and a wild engineer in America’s frontier wasn’t enough trouble for a city boy, Gillian must also come to terms with the reality that he’s rather fond of his partner. But even if they live through this adventure, Gillian fears there’s no chance for love between a special agent and outlaw.  Based on the short story, "Gunner the Deadly." Entirely revised, newly expanded, and book one in the exciting new steampunk series, Magic & Steam.

©2020 C. S. Poe (P)2020 C. S. Poe

Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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The Valkyrie Chronicles: Titans

1 rating

Summary

The Valkyrie and the Asgard come up against an enemy unlike any they have faced before. Kara comes up against an enemy she does not know how to confront. Her brute force fighting skills are useless against this new enemy, and she must match wits with the Titan leader in a battle of wills. Surprises abound and awkward alliances are formed.

©2014 Erik Schubach (P)2015 Erik Schubach

Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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Smash & Grab

Summary

My standard issued lab badge reads "Simon", but it really should say "unexciting nerd with no social life". Don't get me wrong - I love what I do with a passion, but it doesn't leave a lot of time for much else. Especially romance. While chipping away at my work, I'm suddenly the person between hired cartel muscle and the fossil that will define my career. Which isn't the most insane part of the story. My savior is a chaotic, bat-wielding punk with a bubble-gum pink mohawk and a killer smile. In a mad dash to escape the thieves, my knight in studded armor sweeps me across the country while hitting every tourist trap along the way. While smuggling a fossil, might I add. Oh, and did I mention this pink punk can shift into a dinosaur? Contains mature themes.

©2020 Maz Maddox (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Kirt Graves
Author: Maz Maddox
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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Shadow in the Light

Summary

Thousands of years ago, a tragic love story brought about the dreaded Darkness. Alex was one of the first of two shamans, and it was his love that allowed an ancient being into the world, causing a curse that would last hundreds of lifetimes. Now, in the present day, Alex has learned that the Darkness has been awakened once again, and he is the one to stop it. The return of the Darkness marks the last of Alex’s lives and possibly the end of the whole spirit world. With the help of his spirit guides, Alex must learn the secrets that connect our world to the other side in order to rally much needed support and end the age-old battle between good and evil. However, to succeed, Alex must make a terrible choice. He has to choose between a love that has lasted since the beginning of time and the salvation of creation and beyond. Tragically, he will learn that it can be easier to embrace darkness rather than light, which will destroy all the good he has created. Alex has history, and he wishes to honor that history - and that love - but at what cost? As he fights to hang on, he might lose everything.

©2018 Alex McCann Johnson (P)2021 Alex McCann Johnson

Narrator: John Ruble
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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Futures Gleaming Darkly

Summary

A waiter, strapped for cash, has a watchful AI implanted before work. With a new body, an injured woman is brought face-to-face with trauma from her past. A microchip lets pet owners gain too much insight into their dog’s thoughts. In their debut anthology, Futures Gleaming Darkly, Clinton W. Waters offers a window into the human experience in a world that is both mundane and fantastic. Join a host of queer characters as they navigate love, loss, and life in a technology-enhanced, not-so-distant future.

©2019, 2021 Clinton Wayne Waters (P)2019, 2021 Clinton Wayne Waters

Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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Cronin's Key III

4 ratings

Summary

History isn't always what it seems.... Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he's left powerless in their presence. Zoan are half-lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec's view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder. This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren't simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key's true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every talent he has. And he may need help from the dead to get them all out alive.

©2015 N. R. Walker (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Author: N. R. Walker
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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The Once and Future Witches

56 ratings

Summary

In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in Alix E. Harrow's powerful novel of magic and the suffragette movement. In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.  But when the Eastwood sisters - James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna - join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote - and perhaps not even to live - the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.  There's no such thing as witches. But there will be.  An homage to the indomitable power and persistence of women, The Once and Future Witches reimagines stories of revolution, sapphic love, motherhood, and women's suffrage - the lost ways are calling. For more from Alix E. Harrow, check out The Ten Thousand Doors of January.

©2020 Alix E. Harrow (P)2020 Redhook

Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
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The Midnight Hunt: Midnight Hunters, Book 1

3 ratings

Summary

What do you do when you wake up to a whole new life...with dangerous urges you can't control? Medic Drake McKennan has never been good at following protocol, so she doesn't think twice about rendering emergency care when a teenager's life is at stake - even if the young girl is in the throes of Were fever and any sane human should know better. It isn't the bright shining pain of the bite or even the wrenching agonies of the fever that convinces Drake everything in her life has changed. It's the way she feels about the blonde with the wolf-gold eyes who awakens a dark hunger she can't control...and doesn't want to. Sylvan, the Alpha of the Adirondack Timberwolf Pack, is the one female Drake can't have. And the only one she craves.

©2010 L.L. Raand (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Maxine Mitchell
Author: L. L. Raand
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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Tremontaine: Go and Tell the Morning Star: Episode 11

Summary

Madness stalks the halls of Tremontaine House in the heart-wrenching 11th episode of Tremontaine, the episodic online serial set in the world of Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint. Afraid that he is losing his mind, Will looks for comfort in Rafe's arms. Rafe, meanwhile, blames himself for his lover's condition. And when Kaab hears of Diane's childhood and her long-ago encounter with Rupert Hawke, new questions arise that can be answered only within the walls of Tremontaine House itself. This episode is brought to you by Alaya Dawn Johnson, who is on a first-name basis with the Morning Star. Go and Tell the Morning Star continues the 13-part serial Tremontaine, presented by Serial Box. This prequel to the cult classic Swordspoint is brought to you by the collaborative effort of a team of writers under the creative direction of Ellen Kushner herself.

©2017 Serial Box (P)2016 Serial Box

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Under the Whispering Door

Summary

Under the Whispering Door is a contemporary fantasy with TJ Klune's signature "quirk and charm" (PW) about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead. Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains, is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is the tea shop's owner to locals and the ferryman to souls who need to cross over. But Wallace isn't ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo's help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life. When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days. By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this absorbing tale of grief and hope is told with TJ Klune's signature warmth, humor, and extraordinary empathy. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2021 TJ Klune (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Kirt Graves
Author: TJ Klune
Length: 13 hrs
Available on Audible
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Kings Rising

28 ratings

Summary

The stunning conclusion of a worldwide phenomenon - from the boldly original author of Captive Prince and Prince's Gambit. His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master, Prince Laurent, as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor's forces are massing. In the north, the Regent's armies are mobilizing for war. Damen's only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers. Forced into an uneasy alliance, the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen's identity, can it stand against the Regents final, deadly play for the throne?

©2016 C. S. Pacat (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: C. S. Pacat
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Winter's Orbit

6 ratings

Summary

Ancillary Justice meets Red, White & Royal Blue in Winter’s Orbit, Everina Maxwell’s gut-wrenching and romantic debut. A famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor's least favorite grandchild, Prince Kiem is summoned before the Emperor and commanded to renew the empire's bonds with its newest vassal planet. The prince must marry Count Jainan, the recent widower of another royal prince of the empire.  But Jainan suspects his late husband’s death was no accident. And Prince Kiem discovers Jainan is a suspect himself. But broken bonds between the Empire and its vassal planets leaves the entire empire vulnerable, so together they must prove that their union is strong while uncovering a possible conspiracy.  Their successful marriage will align conflicting worlds.  Their failure will be the end of the empire.  A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2021 Everina Maxwell (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
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Witchmark

33 ratings

Summary

A stunning, addictive fantasy debut that combines intrigue, magic, betrayal, and romance in an original world with a historical WWI tone. In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a world war, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own.  Moving at a brilliant pace and pulsing with deadly intrigue and unforgettable characters, Witchmark grabs listeners and doesn't let go until the thrilling conclusion.  Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be a slave to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn't leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family. Even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veteran's hospital, Miles can't hide what he truly is.

©2018 C. L. Polk (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Samuel Roukin
Author: C. L. Polk
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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Prisoner

4 ratings

Summary

A man whom all men fear... General Dieter von Adolwulf has led the Scarlet Army of Kria to victory for the past decade, holding the infamous field known as the Regenbogen against Kria's hated enemies - the deceptive Illussor and the ruthless Salharans. War has waged between the three nations for longer than anyone can remember, but no one has held the Regenbogen as well as the notorious Wolf of Kria and his fearsome army. A man who fears nothing... Returning home at the end of the year, the Scarlet Army is attacked in the dead of night by a single man who manages to kill hundreds before he is finally captured. A Salharan soldier with no name, no purpose but to kill, he refuses to bend to the Wolf who takes him prisoner and forces upon him a despicable Krian name. A man with nothing to lose... When the rest of his army is slaughtered by Illussor soldiers desperately seeking his prisoner, Dieter determines to hold fast - both for answers and in revenge for the men he lost. But answers and revenge are hard to come by when surrounded by secrets and treachery, and the man least likely to kill him is the prisoner who most wants him dead.

©2010-2014 Less Than Three Press, LLC (P)2014 Less Than Three Press, LLC

Narrator: Sean Crisden
Author: Megan Derr
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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Silk Dragon Salsa

2 ratings

Summary

SoCalGov Stalker Kai Gracen always knew Death walked in his shadow. Enough people told him that, including his human mentor, Dempsey. Problem was, the old man never told him what to do when Death eventually caught up. Where Tanic, his elfin father and the Wild Hunt Master of the Unsidhe Court, brought Kai pain and suffering, Dempsey gave him focus and a will to live...at least until everything unraveled.  Now caught in a web of old lies and half-truths, Kai is torn between the human and elfin worlds, unsure of who he is anymore. Left with a hollowness he can’t fill, Kai aches to find solace in the one elfin he trusts - a Sidhe Lord named Ryder - but he has unfinished business with Dempsey’s estranged brother, a man who long ago swore off anything to do with the feral elfin child Dempsey dragged up from the gutter.  Reeling from past betrayals, Kai searches for Dempsey’s brother, hoping to do right by the man who saved him while trying to keep ahead of the death haunting his every step. Kai never thought he’d find love or happiness as a Stalker, but when Death comes knocking at his door, Kai discovers a fierce need to live life to the fullest - even if that means turning his back on the people he calls family.

©2020 Rhys Ford (P)2020 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Author: Rhys Ford
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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The Lightning-Struck Heart

60 ratings

Summary

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows. When Sam's 14, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds. At 15, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle - Knight Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed. Naturally, it all goes to hell when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can't control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the king sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan's boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have. Or, so he thinks.

©2015 TJ Klune (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Michael Lesley
Author: TJ Klune
Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
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Master of Hounds, Book 1

Summary

An old soldier in search of redemption. A condemned prisoner with the power to carve out his heart...or save it.  Caius Oppita has served the Alyrion Empire for more than half his life, watching with growing revulsion as the royal family descends ever deeper into corruption and depravity. Powerless to do more than stand by as the land he loves slides toward civil war and social upheaval, he longs for his days as a general on the battlefield rather than a tame palace lapdog.  When the execution of one of the emperor’s inconvenient bastard sons goes wrong, Caius has a choice to make - do his duty, or do what is right and spirit the innocent man away to safety.  It should have been simple - hide Decian in plain sight for a few days, then smuggle him out of the palace compound. Buy him passage on a ship sailing someplace far away from the capital city, and take quiet pleasure in fighting one single injustice among many.  Instead, the swirling undercurrents of politics and power struggles seem determined to drag them ever deeper into danger - even as Decian guilelessly slips past the armor surrounding Caius’ battered soul. Caius had never considered himself a fool...but only a fool would bed the emperor’s illegitimate son. Much less let the brash young idiot anywhere near his heart.  The problem with secrets is that they breed more secrets. And betrayal only hurts when you cared in the first place.  * * *  Master of Hounds, Book 1 is the first installment in an M/M epic fantasy trilogy by USA Today best seller R. A. Steffan. It is set in the world of The Eburosi Chronicles, but stands alone. The book contains adult content.

©2021 OtherLove Publishing, LLC (P)2021 OtherLove Publishing, LLC

Narrator: Cornell Collins
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Mind Magic

4 ratings

Summary

Magical species must never mix. According to the rules, Simon Osborne should ignore the children's cries for help. After all, they're werewolf cubs, and he's an apprentice mage. But for once in his life, Simon breaks the rules and rescues the cubs, saving them from a demon intent on draining them of their magic. Of course, all actions have consequences, and Simon's bold move earns him the displeasure of his peers and the attention of the cubs' alpha, a man named Gray Townsend. The last thing Gray needs is a mage in his life, but Simon did save his son. Since Simon is now a friend of the pack, Gray doesn't have much choice about it-or the forbidden attraction that goes along with it. Unfortunately for the alpha, he needs Simon's help to track down the demon behind the kidnappings-before it strikes again. Simon and Gray must join forces to protect the pack, even as they struggle to resist the temptation that threatens to destroy them both.

©2012 Poppy Dennison (P)2013 Dreamspinner Press

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Length: 6 hrs
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Cronin's Key

9 ratings

Summary

NYPD Detective Alec MacAidan has always been good with weird. After all, his life has been a string of the unexplainable. But when an injured man gives him cryptic clues, then turns to dust in front of him, Alec's view on weird is changed forever. Cronin, a vampire Elder, has spent the last 1,000 years waiting for Alec. He'd been told his fated one would be a man wielding a shield, but he didn't expect him to be human, and he certainly didn't expect that shield to be a police badge. Both men, strong-willed and stubborn, are still learning how to cope with the push and pull of being fated, when fate throws them another curveball. Rumors have spread quickly of turmoil in Egypt. Covens are fleeing with news of a vampire who has a talent like no other, hell-bent on unleashing the wrath of Death. Alec and Cronin are thrown into a world of weird Alec cannot imagine. What he learned in school of ancient pharaohs and Egyptian gods was far from the truth. Instead, he finds out firsthand that history isn't always what it seems.

©2015 N. R. Walker (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Author: N.R. Walker
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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The Tiger Flu

Summary

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award Nominated for The Otherwise Award and The Sunburst Award "Blending the surreal and the entirely possible, The Tiger Flu is majestically compelling. A must-read." (Eden Robinson, author of Son of a Trickster) In this visionary novel by Larissa Lai - her first in 16 years - a community of parthenogenic women, sent into exile by patriarchal and corporate Salt Water City, go to war against disease, technology, and an economic system that threatens them with extinction. Kirilow is a doctor apprentice whose lover, Peristrophe, is a "starfish", a woman who can regenerate her own limbs and organs, which she uses to help her clone sisters whose organs are failing. When a denizen from Salt Water City suffering from a mysterious flu comes into their midst, Peristrophe becomes infected and dies, prompting Kirilow to travel to the city, where the flu is now a pandemic, to find a new starfish who will help save her sisters. There, Kirilow meets Kora, a girl-woman desperate to save her family from the epidemic. Kora has everything Kirilow is looking for, except the will to abandon her own family. But before Kirilow can convince her, both are kidnapped by a mysterious group of men to serve as test subjects for a new technology that can cure the mind of the body. Bold, beautiful, and wildly imaginative, The Tiger Flu is at once a saga of two women heroes, a cyberpunk thriller, and a convention-breaking cautionary tale - a striking metaphor for our complicated times. Bespeak Audio Editions brings Canadian voices to the world with audiobook editions of some of the country's greatest works of literature, performed by Canadian actors.

©2018 Larissa Lai (P)2020 Bespeak Audio Editions

Author: Larissa Lai
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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The Border

1 rating

Summary

Roland thought necromancers were inhuman monsters. Until he met Sairis. Roland and Sairis have escaped from a traumatic assassination attempt, solved the mystery of their attacker, and enjoyed plenty of heavy petting along the way. Roland knows that it’s too soon for love, but he feels like he’s falling head over heels. However, in the final moments when their attacker is revealed, Sairis does something unthinkable. He transfers a brutal spell to Roland, nearly killing him, and disappears. Roland is left reeling, struggling to cope with his injuries, and wondering whether everything Sairis said and did was a lie. Did Sairis seduce Roland only to use him as a hostage? And if not, what has happened to Sairis?

©2020 Abigail Hilton (P)2020 Abigail Hilton

Narrator: Kirt Graves
Author: A. H. Lee
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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Prince's Gambit

28 ratings

Summary

The second volume in the Captive Prince trilogy. With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow.

©2013 C. S. Pacat; "Chapter 19 1/2" Copyright 2015 by C. S. Pacat (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: C. S. Pacat
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Sacred Grounds

Summary

Rachael O’Connor is trapped in the mortal realm again, and no matter how hard she tries, she never accomplishes her goal of crossing to the divine end. However, this time is different. Rachael doesn’t proclaim her innocence in front of the judge as she has done in the past. Instead, she embraces the journey to another era, no matter how painful it is.  In this journey, Rachael battles dark forces that will produce heartache and pain, yet she is willing to sacrifice everything to be with Elizabeth. Is she going to find out the true meaning? Or, will she be forced to assume another life when she faces the judge? One person holds the answers, but Rachael has to listen. Will she?

©2020 Maria Siopis (P)2021 Shadoe Publishing, LLC

Author: Maria Siopis
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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The Devil Lancer

Summary

Captain Elliott Parrish of Her Majesty’s 17th Lancers cavalry division finds most details about his assignment in the Crimean Peninsula insufferable. Rampant cholera, missing supplies, and inept planning start the British war effort against the Russian Czar’s expansion into Turkish territory on poor footing.  What should have been a swift and decisive summer victory soon drags into a harrowing winter campaign, and Elliott must rally disheartened men through sickness, battle, and starvation. But when he is assigned the additional task of spying on a fellow officer, the inscrutable Cornet Ilyas Kovakin, he finds himself disconcerted and fascinated by both the work and the man.  Rumors surround Ilyas Kovakin, the half-Russian officer who reports to none in his division. People say they’ve seen snakes slithering into his tent at night, that he has another face visible only in certain light, and a penchant for violent acts carried out in darkness, alone. But the truth that Elliot soon discovers is much more dangerous than mere superstition.  For Ilyas, his return to Crimea is colored with the horrors of his past. Once a mercenary, he has made a terrible mistake and inherited horrifying powers that he can barely control. He feels his hold over his humanity slipping away daily, and fears that salvation may already lay beyond him when the cheerful Captain Parrish catches his attention. Among men who hate him and superiors who covet his brutal power, Ilyas finds the young captain's charming company almost irresistible.  But Ilyas knows that the closer he is drawn to Elliott the more he will endanger them both.

©2014 Blind Eye Books (P)2019 Astrid Amara

Narrator: Michael Fox
Author: Astrid Amara
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Magic's Pawn

19 ratings

Summary

In Magic's Pawn, an ancient age in the history of Valdemar comes to life - an age when the kingdom was ravaged by the ungoverned fury of bandit warlords, ferocious ice dragons, and the wild magic of wizards. A new addition to Lackey's Valdemar kingdom - and her most powerful series to date!

©1991 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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New Cali

Summary

Almost 3,000 years after an extinction-level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory in a new world where magic and technology collide.  As the aftermath of the war against Avalon settles and life in the lands of Sparo returns to a semblance of order, the matron of the library, Emily, also known lovingly as the Queen of the Scrolls, decides it is time for her to return home.   It was revealed in the war that Emily possessed magic and had come from lands faraway to observe the people of Sparo and document their culture as the First Seeker of her Sect. Her homeland, New Cali, lay far to the south beyond the Fringe and out into the Uninhabitable Lands.   The diminutive librarian had determined that Sparo had surpassed New Cali in both knowledge and technology, even though they were still a people capable of great violence, and thus it was time that the two people met, to share their cultures and knowledge with each other.   An expedition is arranged, led by the Great Mother of the Mountain Gypsies, Laney of Wexbury. Laney faces her greatest challenge to date while confronting dark buried within her that is fighting to get out.   Old and new enemies abound, and if she survives what is in store for her, Laney will never be the same again.

©2019 Erik Schubach (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fate of the Fallen Omnibus: Box Set of Books 5-7

1 rating

Summary

Now that supernatural beings have seized control of the world, life has become a struggle for the humans who once held power. Witches, vampires, and werewolves determine the fate of every single human, but their moral compasses have long since been shattered. Rebels, free humans, and slaves all share dreams of hope, mercy, love, and more. But with their fate so uncertain, survival isn't enough...and they may have to sacrifice what is nearest and dearest to them if they want to change their lives.  TEMPER (Book 5) Only one thing can keep Ashton safe from the supernatural predators who made the world into their depraved, twisted playground after the Takeover - but it's the one thing that would steal the last remnants of his freedom. At every turn, society confronts Reese and Ashton with the way humans are treated as mere playthings to be used and discarded. When they realize their own desires and pride have no place in the status quo, Ashton and his werewolf lover understand they'll have to engage in the deadly games played by those in charge if they want to make a difference.  But Reese isn't a diplomat, and Ash is only human. Together, they must decide if they're willing to work with the devil they know in what might change everything or rely on their consciences in a world that has no place for kindness or honor... and if they're ready to sacrifice everything along the way.  REFRACTION (Book 6) Noah is still struggling to come to terms with his unwanted new life as one of the undead, and Khaz's attempts to reach his childe seem doomed to fail. Reese risked it all to save his human lover, Ashton, but he finds that his claim of pack leader might not keep him from losing everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and together, Reese and Noah set off on a mission to find Noah's old rebel group to help them turn the tables against the status quo that threatens them all.  SANGUINE (Book 7) In the epic conclusion of the Fate of the Fallen series, the stage has been set for a revolution. After the Council’s lack of reaction to the assassination of one of their own, the rebels grow bolder - and if they truly allow supes to join their ranks, they might be able to achieve the impossible. Hope has been rekindled, and nowhere has it been stronger than with the son of the former rebellion leader, Noah Franklin. Will he and Khaz throw in for more than a night, or will they choose to isolate themselves from what might still be a futile cause? Reese’s allegiance to Elias Ivers has compromised his own desires to aid the rebellion, along with his disapproval of their “take no prisoners” approach. He and his claimed humans, Ashton and Leo, have different agendas, but can they come together in a time of need? Newly-ascended Elder Elias Ivers has a target on his back - and it’s not only from sympathizers and rebels. Even those amongst his own ranks are loath to accept him, and he finds that taking control is not as easy as he’d thought. With his werewolf pet, Jace, at his side, can he show the Council what it truly is to rule? Humans have fought for a decade to regain their freedom, and now, the time has come to reclaim it. The restlessness and strife among the vampires, witches, and werewolves who rule over humanity leaves them a unique opening...if they can only figure out how to take advantage of it. Sanguine is not a standalone. It also contains significant spoilers for the Need Trilogy. For the most part, I’ve done my best to avoid spoilers across the Fate of the Fallen world, but the Need Trilogy goes hand-in-hand with the series's story.

©2019 R. Phoenix (P)2019 R. Phoenix

Narrator: Jack Noble
Author: R. Phoenix
Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Soulstar

Summary

With Soulstar, C. L. Polk concludes her riveting Kingston Cycle, a whirlwind of magic, politics, romance, and intrigue that began with the World Fantasy Award-winning Witchmark. Assassinations, deadly storms, and long-lost love haunt this thrilling final volume.  For years, Robin Thorpe has kept her head down, staying among her people in the Riverside neighborhood and hiding the magic that would have her imprisoned by the state. But when Grace Hensley comes knocking on Clan Thorpe's door, Robins days of hiding are at an end. As freed witches flood the streets of Kingston, scrambling to reintegrate with a kingdom that destroyed their lives, Robin begins to plot a course that will ensure a freer, juster Aeland. At the same time, she has to face her long-bottled feelings for the childhood love that vanished into an asylum 20 years ago.  Can Robin find happiness among the rising tides of revolution? Can Kingston survive the blizzards that threaten, the desperate monarchy, and the birth throes of democracy? Find out as the Kingston Cycle comes to an end.

©2021 C.L. Polk (P)2021 Recorded Books

Narrator: Robin Miles
Author: C.L. Polk
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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The Last Sun

33 ratings

Summary

In this debut novel and series starter, the last member of a murdered House searches for a missing nobleman, and uncovers clues about his own tortured past.  Rune Saint John, the last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home.  With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune's Court. In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family's death and the torments of his past? Cover design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht/Prometheus Books.

©2018 K. D. Edwards (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Josh Hurley
Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Blood & Thunder

9 ratings

Summary

When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order's propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there's a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos. Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order's intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he'd left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

©2014 Charlie Cochet (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Mark Westfield
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Jacked Cat Jive

3 ratings

Summary

Stalker Kai Gracen knew his human upbringing would eventually clash with his elfin heritage, but not so soon. Between Ryder, a pain-in-his-neck sidhe lord coaxing him to join San Diego’s Southern Rise Court, and picking up bounties for SoCalGov, he has more than enough to deal with. With his loyalties divided between the humans who raised him and the sidhe lord he’s befriended and sworn to protect, Kai finds himself standing at a crossroads.   When a friend begs Kai to rescue a small group of elfin refugees fleeing the Dusk Court, he’s pulled into a dangerous mission with Ryder through San Diego’s understreets and the wilderness beyond. Things go from bad to downright treacherous when Kerrick, Ryder’s cousin, insists on joining them, staking a claim on Southern Rise and Kai.   Burdened by his painful past, Kai must stand with Ryder against Kerrick while facing down the very court he fears and loathes. Dying while on a run is expected for a Stalker, but Kai wonders if embracing his elfin blood also means losing his heart, soul, and humanity along the way.

©2019 Dreamspinner Press (P)2019 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Author: Rhys Ford
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Five Moons Rising

2 ratings

Summary

Unknown to regular citizens, nightmarish supranormals ("supras") lurk in the dark underbelly of human civilization. Code-named Malice, Hunter Mary Alice Nolan was genetically modified and rigorously trained to use her great strength, heightened senses, and killer instincts to track and eliminate supras who prey on the innocent. A loner by choice, her only real link to the human world is her close connection to her mother and sister - until the unthinkable happens... Ruri Samson has been a werewolf for more than a century and is comfortably situated as the Beta of her peaceful pack. Until she is betrayed by the woman she loves and an evil outsider massacres her Alpha and his most loyal followers. Barely escaping with her life, Ruri is forced to tread the perilous path of a lone wolf while vowing vengeance against the usurper and his minions. Although these two powerful women should rightfully despise each other, fate will soon compel them to join forces on a dangerous quest to avenge their loved ones - and will ignite a forbidden passion that neither of them ever imagined.

©2017 Lise MacTague (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Lori Prince
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Mad Lizard Mambo

4 ratings

Summary

Kai Gracen has no intention of being anyone's pawn. A pity Fate and SoCalGov have a different opinion on the matter. Licensed Stalkers make their living hunting down monsters and dangerous criminals, and their lives are usually brief, brutal, and thankless. Despite being elfin and cursed with a nearly immortal lifespan, Kai didn't expect to be any different. Then Ryder, the High Lord of the Southern Rise Court, arrived in San Diego, and Kai's not-so-mundane life went from mild mayhem to full-throttle chaos. Now an official liaison between the growing Sidhe Court and the human populace, Kai is at Ryder's beck and call for anything a High Lord might need a Stalker to do. Unfortunately for Kai, this means chasing down a flimsy rumor about an ancient lost Court somewhere in the Nevada desert - a court with powerful magics that might save Ryder's - and Kai's - people from becoming a bloody memory in their Merged world's violent history. The race for the elfin people's salvation opens unwelcome windows into Kai's murky past, and it could also slam the door on any future he might have with his own kind and Ryder.

©2016 Rhys Ford (P)2016 DSP Publicaitons

Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Author: Rhys Ford
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Death's Abyss

Summary

All are equal in death. Tallora’s world ends in a single, bloodstained night, and all the world will fall in line, unless the gods interfere. But divine aid comes at a price no mortal can pay, except in death, and perhaps Death, herself, has a few tricks of her own. From the author of Fallen Gods comes a tale of redemption and sacrifice - and the true power of forgiveness.

©2020 Endless Night Publications (P)2020 Endless Night Publications

Narrator: Lois Ridge
Author: S D Simper
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain

1 rating

Summary

The cleric Chih finds themself and their companions at the mercy of a band of fierce tigers who ache with hunger. To stay alive until the mammoths can save them, Chih must unwind the intricate, layered story of the tiger and her scholar lover - a woman of courage, intelligence, and beauty - and discover how truth can survive becoming history. Nghi Vo returns to the empire of Ahn and the Singing Hills Cycle in When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, a mesmerizing, lush standalone follow-up to The Empress of Salt and Fortune.

©2020 Nghi Vo (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Cindy Kay
Author: Nghi Vo
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Seventy Two Hours

1 rating

Summary

Upon hearing news of the destruction of the Ragnarok civilization by the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, the Valkyrie, Kara, and the combined races must prevent the same fate from befalling Folkvangr. The invention of the Bifrost may hold the key to Valhalla's survival. Secrets are revealed, and unexpected friendships are formed.

©2014 Erik Schubach (P)2015 Erik Schubach

Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Black Dog Blues

5 ratings

Summary

Ever since being part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figures he used up his good karma when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races are left with a messy, monster-ridden world, and Stalkers are the only cavalry willing to ride to someone's rescue when something shadowy appears. It's a hard life but one Kai likes - filled with bounty and a few friends and, most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him of his past. And killing monsters is easy. Especially since he's one himself. But when a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego, Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder's fledgling Dawn Court. It's supposed to be a simple run up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary. Easy, quick, and, best of all, profitable. But Kai ends up in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping. No one ever got rich being a Stalker. But then few of them got old, either, and it doesn't look like Kai will be the exception.

©2015 Rhys Ford (P)2015 DSP Publications

Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Author: Rhys Ford
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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More Than Blood: MMMMM Dark Paranormal Romance

3 ratings

Summary

A prince, a miscreant, a warrior, a workaholic, and one wild werewolf.  

Karter's been nothing but trouble since the day he learned to walk. A werewolf with a knack for f--king s--t up, he’s caused so much trouble that even his pack is tired of dealing with it. With his pack done bailing him out, Karter is left alone and with no one to care. If he doesn’t get his life in order, he’ll end up dead.  

When he’s dragged in by the people who will happily put a silver bullet in his head, they give him an opportunity instead of death...to feed vampires - aka a walking blood bank. To feed the enemy is unheard of, but with nowhere else to turn he reluctantly goes.   

Four vampires and one werewolf. What should be a disaster may turn into something so much more.  

Why can’t he stop craving things that no werewolf should crave from bloodsuckers?

©2018 Brea Alepoú (P)2019 Brea Alepoú

Narrator: Mace Earl Finn
Author: Brea Alepoú
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Catch a Tiger by the Tail

5 ratings

Summary

Sequel to Against the Grain THIRDS: Book Six Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs have been best friends since childhood, but somewhere along the line, their friendship evolved into something more. With the Therian Youth Center bombing, Calvin realizes just how short life can be and no longer keeps his feelings for his best friend a secret. Unfortunately, change is difficult for Ethan; most days he does well to deal with his selective mutism and social anxiety. Calvin's confession adds a new struggle for Ethan, one he fears might cost him the friendship that's been his whole world for as long as he can remember. As partners and Defense Agents at the THIRDS, being on Destructive Delta is tough at the best of times, but between call-outs and life-threatening situations, Calvin and Ethan not only face traversing the challenges of their job, but also working toward a future as more than friends.

©2016 Charlie Cochet (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Mark Westfield
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Against the Grain

4 ratings

Summary

As the fiercest defense agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta's Ash Keeler is foul mouthed and foul tempered. But his hard-lined approach always yields results, evident by his recent infiltration of the Coalition. Thanks to Ash's skills and the help of his team, they finally put an end to the murdering extremist group for good, though not before Ash takes a bullet to save teammate Cael Maddock. As a result, Ash's secrets start to surface, and he can no longer ignore what's in his heart. Cael Maddock is no stranger to heartache. As a recon agent for Destructive Delta, he has successfully maneuvered through the urban jungle that is New York City, picking up his own scars along the way. Yet nothing he's ever faced has been more of a challenge than the heart of Ash Keeler, his supposedly straight teammate. Being in love isn't the only danger he and Ash face as wounds reopen and new secrets emerge, forcing them to question old loyalties.

©2015 Charlie Cochet (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Mark Westfield
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The Eldritch Heart

2 ratings

Summary

Princess Oona Talomir enjoys the little things that come with her station: a handmaiden, her lavish bedchamber, and scores of fancy dresses - the duty to win a decades-long war, not so much.  Oh, did I mention assassins?  Seers foretold the conflict would end by her hand. From the moment she drew her first breath, the neighboring kingdom has been trying to kill her so she could not grow powerful enough to destroy them. Fearing for his daughter’s life, the king has kept her confined to the castle grounds for most of her 16 years. With the tide of war turning against them, the burden of her crown becomes too much to bear, yet one thing lifts her spirits amid the gloom.  Her servant girl, Kitlyn.  Alas, in a kingdom obsessed with the god of purity, she is terrified to confess her forbidden love. When her father makes a demand she cannot abide - marry a prince to forge a military alliance - Oona panics. He is handsome and honorable, but he’s not Kitlyn. Unable to admit why she cannot obey, Oona does the only thing she can think of, and runs away.  Alone and unprepared in the wilderness, she prays the gods will let Kitlyn find her - before the assassins do.

©2018 Matthew S. Cox (P)2018 Matthew S. Cox

Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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A King to Be Claimed

1 rating

Summary

Blessed by the gods and goddesses, edoli have lived alongside humans for thousands of years. While some hold such abilities as shape-shifting and controlling the elements, the rarest are the kings and queens who can bond through blood with keepers and amplify their power...and their own.   Titos has been seen as useless and weak his entire life. He's never been able to bond with another edoli and has nothing of value to offer his queen. When a stranger saves him from certain death, Titos's life will never be the same.  Seth isn't just some random stranger: he's absolutely gorgeous and claims to have been drawn to Titos to serve him as his keeper. He assures Titos he is a king, and a powerful one at that. But a king isn't all Titos is.... After nearly killing Seth during their bonding, Titos is terrified of his abilities. Luckily, Seth isn't the only keeper drawn to Titos's call, and Mazki knows what to do to save Seth's life. The connection between Titos, Seth, and Mazki is immediate and strong, and it isn't long before Adom and Kail are drawn to Titos as well.   Contains mature themes.

©2019 Brea Alepoú (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: John Solo
Author: Brea Alepoú
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Outcast Mine

1 rating

Summary

There is nothing Aleron Pitre can’t steal, nobody he can’t con, and no situation he can’t slip out of until he’s sent to the prison planet Tantoret, where every sentence is death. If the prisoners don’t kill each other, they’ll die slowly and painfully from mining the poisonous drug chojal. Yet Aleron still hopes that he can escape. Only 30 Athaki guards keep the chaos of Tantoret in check, a race of aliens stronger and faster than their human charges. Most intimidating of all is the head guard, Jasak, who has his own reasons for being sent to Tantoret. Amidst the darkness and desperation, Aleron and Jasak share an unexpected attraction. An attraction neither can resist when Jasak claims Aleron as his mate to protect him. Then they discover that both guards and inmates are planning a coup, while a traitor from an enemy nation threatens the whole planet. Suddenly, escape from Tantoret isn’t just Aleron’s dream - it’s a matter of survival for them both.

©2011 Jamie Craig (P)2011 Harlequin

Narrator: Jack LeFleur
Author: Jamie Craig
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Memento

1 rating

Summary

Seasons change, and so do fashion trends. But in this heartstring-tugging PsyCop short, what's beneath the clothes matters most. Do clothes make the man? Jacob Marks cuts an impressive figure in his tailored suits, but Victor Bayne is another story. Nowadays, Vic does his ghosthunting in off-the-rack blazers, polyester blend slacks and cop shoes with nonskid soles. But back before he was a PsyCop - or even officially psychic - he rocked combat boots and a beat up biker jacket, and lots and lots of punk T-shirts. When he finds a faded tee in the back of a drawer, he's eager to lob it in the trash. Jacob, however, finds himself waxing sentimental about Vic's younger, more carefree days. This steamy 5000-word PsyCop short in Jacob's voice takes place after PsyCop #6, GhosTV.

©2015 Jordan Castillo Price (P)2015 Jordan Castillo Price

Narrator: Gomez Pugh
Length: 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Being Found

Summary

A war is being fought in the higher dimensions of the universe, and the most important players are just waking up to their purpose. Cameron has been hearing the thoughts of everyone around him for as long as he can remember. A double-edged gift that has given him fantastic insight into the human mind and prevented him from making a real connection to the people around him. He has no idea where this “gift” comes from or why it was given to him, but he’s about to find out.  One night on his way home from work, Cameron is approached by a mysterious man with purple eyes whose thoughts he cannot hear. Little does Cameron know, that man has come from somewhere far away to awaken him to his destiny. What happens next sends Cameron on a mission that spans the universe - discovering the reasons behind his “gift” and his purpose on Earth.

©2020 Arend R. Lenderink (P)2021 Arend R. Lenderink

Narrator: Arend Richard
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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Cronin's Key II

3 ratings

Summary

History isn't always what it seems.... With the battle of Egypt behind them, Alec and Cronin are enjoying the thrill of new love. Though fate doesn't wait long before throwing them back into the world of weird. They know Alec's blood is special, though its true purpose still eludes them. And given Alec's inability to be changed into a vampire, Cronin is free to drink from him at will. But the ramifications of drinking such powerful blood starts a ripple effect. With the help of Jorge, a disturbing vampire-child with the gift of foresight, Alec and Cronin face a new kind of war. This time their investigations lead them to the borders of China and Mongolia - but it's not what lies in the pits beneath that worries Alec. It's the creator behind it all. In the underground depths of China, amidst a war with the Terracotta Army, they will find out just what the Key is, and what Alec means to the vampire world.

©2015 N. R. Walker (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Author: N. R. Walker
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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Open Seas: Just Add Water

1 rating

Summary

Marina Caliban and water have had a close relationship her entire life. So much so that a life in the Coast Guard was almost a given. She has hidden away her inhuman abilities when she is out in the waves from everyone. A rescue mission on a floating power generation platform in the Pacific Ocean during what is being called the storm of the millennium, changes everything for her. Along with her family and Doctor Selina Selkirk, Marina is thrust into a world of supernatural myth that could spell the end for all of mankind. Throughout her trials, Marina is adamant about one fact. She isn't a f--king mermaid.

©2017 Erik Schubach (P)2017 Erik Schubach

Narrator: Allyson Voller
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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Old Loyalty, New Love

2 ratings

Summary

When jackal shifter Quade Danas was banished from his pack for being gay, he spent years in the military escaping his father's prejudice before returning to civilian life as a bodyguard for Roman Howell, the teenage son of a very rich man. After Roman is in an accident that leaves him physically scarred and emotionally distant, Quade is the only one who can get through to him. As Roman becomes a man, he realizes what he wants - his bodyguard by his side and in his bed. Unfortunately, Quade can't seem to see past the kid Roman once was to the man he has become, certain Roman's feelings are merely misplaced gratitude. But Roman knows a lot more than Quade realizes, and he's used to persevering, no matter how many impediments life throws his way. He wants the chance to prove to Quade that he's strong enough for a jackal alpha to call mate. Despite the decades Quade has been away, and the heartache of his father's rejection, his inborn loyalty to the pack remains, and his abrupt departure left the jackal shifters without an alpha heir. As a psychopath shifter staking claim as alpha draws Quade back home, he may be forced to make a choice he never anticipated. But doing so means he must leave Roman behind… unless somehow they find a way to make loyalty and love work together.

©2014 Mary Calmes (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Tristan James
Author: Mary Calmes
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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The Gilda Stories

2 ratings

Summary

"The Gilda Stories is groundbreaking not just for the wild lives it portrays, but for how it portrays them - communally, unapologetically, roaming fiercely over space and time." (Emma Donoghue, author of Room) "Jewelle Gomez sees right into the heart. This is a book to give to those you want most to find their own strength." (Dorothy Allison) This remarkable novel begins in 1850s Louisiana, where Gilda escapes slavery and learns about freedom while working in a brothel. After being initiated into eternal life as one who "shares the blood" by two women there, Gilda spends the next 200 years searching for a place to call home.  An instant lesbian classic when it was first published in 1991, The Gilda Stories has endured as an auspiciously prescient book in its explorations of blackness, radical ecology, re-definitions of family, and yes, the erotic potential of the vampire story.

©1991, 2016 Jewelle Gomez (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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The Heart of Graymoor

Summary

Skye Mackenzie has dealt with the supernatural most of his life, but he's never before encountered the likes of the adventure that is about to descend upon him. An oddly attired, unconscious boy appears in Graymoor Mansion at the same time a horrific storm begins. When the boy awakens, Marshall, Skye, and the others discover that their visitor is from another world - a world where elves walk, dragons fly, and fairies are real. While Marshall searches for a way to return Wuffa to his world, he discovers an ancient prophecy which explains the boy's appearance and mentions Marshall and Skye by name. Not only must Marshall and Skye find a way to return Wuffa to his own world, but they must discover the hiding place of the Heart of Graymoor and return it to Graymoor Mansion to keep the forces of darkness from destroying two worlds.

©2011 Mark A. Roeder (P)2013 Mark A. Roeder

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Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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The Survivors

Summary

The aliens have landed, and this time they're not hostile. They're just rude. Coming in waves of rocket ships, the aliens not only refuse to acknowledge the existence of Earth's cultures. They refuse to acknowledge the existence of humanity itself. The aliens by means of their bulk block entry into cars, grocery stores, even elevators…without malice or even purpose. No one knows what it's like to be ignored by the aliens more than Craig Mencken, an amateur journalist who writes inane copy for a magazine tycoon. A pair of aliens have invaded his home, abused his furniture, and disrupted his life. Who thought first contact could be such a nuisance? But when Mencken's employer demands the story of the century, a fictional interview with an alien, the sinister truth about the invasion is accidentally revealed. Soon Mencken's ex-boyfriend is dropping hints about a mysterious cabal that promises to rid the aliens from neighborhoods like exterminators do with vermin. Then a narcissistic federal agent wants Mencken to spy on the cabal for the sake of his country. As if life weren't already hard enough, the ''dozers'' - cubic machines capable of demolishing skyscrapers in minutes - start landing across the globe, and it does not seem likely the aliens will ignore mankind for much longer.

©2012 Sean Eads (P)2013 Sean Eads

Narrator: Sergei Burbank
Author: Sean Eads
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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Magic's Promise

8 ratings

Summary

The wild magic is taking its toll on the land, and even Vanyel, the most powerful Herald-Mage to ever walk the world, is almost at the end of his strength. But when his Companion, Yfandes, receives a call for help from neighboring Lineas, both Herald-Mage and Companion are drawn into a holocaust of dark magic that could be the end of them both.

©1990 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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Base Instincts

2 ratings

Summary

As a Seminus demon, Raze's life literally depends on having sex with females. The problem is that he doesn't desire females, and it's physically impossible for him to be with males. Thankfully, he and his best friend, Fayle, have an arrangement that keeps him alive...if lonely. He finds some solace in his work as a medic at Thirst, a vampire club known for its rough clientele. But his carefully structured world turns upside down when he meets a mysterious male who makes him want what he can never have. Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn't count on is being caught himself by a web of lies - and his attraction to Raze. Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle's jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.

©2015 Larissa Ione (P)2016 Riptide Publishing

Narrator: Dorian Bane
Author: Larissa Ione
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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Dragon Whisper

Summary

A looming war. A devastating Blight. A god hungry for souls.  To save herself, she will first have to save the world. In the dying forests of the Weald Wood, Breanna, a young outcast, is simply trying to earn a Hunter's axe.  When she witnesses the sacred Forest Drake kill her father and destroy her village home, she knows her life is forever altered. But Breanna holds a secret that could be the key to stopping the Ancient Dragon God's rampage.  The fate of every being in the land now depends on one young woman who can hear the Dragon's Whisper.  Will she find her courage, or see her world destroyed?

©2018 Niamh Murphy (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Gabrielle Baker
Author: Niamh Murphy
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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When Women Were Warriors Book I

4 ratings

Summary

"All the women of my family had gone to war... Now my turn had come... So, it is the custom that a free woman leave her mother's house to bind herself and those of her blood to a neighboring clan, either by the sword or by the cradle." So begins the story of young Tamras, as she embarks on her journey to become a warrior's apprentice. This epic story is not about battles and armor, but rather about relationships, coming of age and wisdom, and deep insights into the human experience.

©2008 Catherine M. Wilson (P)2013 Dog Ear Audio

Narrator: Janis Ian
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Techromancy Scrolls: Avalon

Summary

Almost 3,000 years after an extinction level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory, in a new world where magic and technology collide. After Avalon's tanks and guns lose a massive confrontation against the Knights and magic of Sparo, they finally agree to peace talks. Laney and the other Templars are chosen to lead the peace envoy that travels to the mysterious land of the north, which has so much of the technology from the Great Wizards of the Before. The mission is put in peril when they learn who leads the Avalonian peace envoy. Overtures of peace, amazing discoveries, and duplicitous actions make this the most dangerous mission that Laney, Celeste, and their allies have ever embarked upon. Their actions will mean either the end of hostilities, saving countless thousands of lives on both sides, or the re-ignition of the war between the two lands.

©2018 Erik Schubach (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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The Fate of the Fallen Omnibus

Summary

Now that supernatural beings have seized control of the world, life has become a struggle for the humans who once held power. Witches, vampires, and werewolves determine the fate of humanity, but their moral compasses have long since been shattered. Rebels, free humans, and slaves all share dreams of hope, mercy, love, and more. But with their fate so uncertain, survival isn't enough...and they may have to sacrifice what is nearest and dearest to them if they want to change their lives. Bought: When he agreed to take the fall for his pack leader's failed attempts to help the Rebellion, Jace knew he wouldn't live long enough to regret it. However, instead of the noble end he envisioned for himself, the werewolf finds himself at the mercy of a witch and his depraved games. Though he clings to his conviction that he can withstand anything his new master can dish out, it isn't long before he realizes pride has no place in his life as the pet of the controlling Elias Ivers. Ravel: For years, Reese has hidden away in his home, refusing to venture out where he might face what reminds him of all that he's lost. When Ashton, a human thief, breaks into his home one night, he doesn't have a choice but to face the harsh truths of the world he's turned his back on. He knows he supports the society monsters of myth and lore built upon the backs of humans through his silence, but the new leaders don't tolerate sympathizers. If a werewolf can't act against the status quo without facing severe consequences, a human with Ashton's cunning and experience circumventing supernatural predators can't risk drawing their attention. Their chance encounter leaves them shaken and questioning whether they are living life as they were intended or if surviving is really living at all. Recoil: Over the past decade, Khaz has watched as supernatural creatures like himself have turned the world into their own personal playground. Unlike the others, he didn't benefit from the Takeover. Every time he sells himself to keep a roof over his head, he's keenly aware of that fact. His landlord, a renowned slaver, offers him the chance to catch up on his rent by breaking a human. Groomed to fight, Noah has survived by giving in to his hatred of those who took everything away from humanity. When the werewolf can't break him, he's given to the vampire instead - and he's sure this will be no different. The problem is that even the harsh lessons the Rebellion taught him couldn't prepare him for someone like Khaz...who always has an ace up his sleeve. Bought, Ravel, and Recoil feature different characters whose lives begin to come together in Owned and Temper.  This dystopian series explores different aspects of the world, from utter darkness to the shining lights waiting to emerge. The books range from dark erotica to romance to horror to action(ish) to bits of other things in between. 

©2019 R. Phoenix (P)2019 R. Phoenix

Narrator: Jack Noble
Author: R. Phoenix
Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
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Burn: A Witchbane Novella

Summary

One hundred years ago, a sheriff's posse killed dark warlock Rhyfel Gremory, but his witch-disciples escaped, and their magic made them nearly immortal. To keep their power, each year one of the witch-disciples kills a descendant of one of the men in the posse, a 12-year cycle that has cost dozens of lives, including that of Seth Tanner's brother, Jesse. Seth uncovers a cycle of ritual murders that feed the witch-disciples' power, and he saves Evan Malone, one of the warlock's potential victims. Neither Seth nor Evan expected to fall in love, but when the dust settles, they find themselves on the run and on the road together, heading toward Pittsburgh, on the trail of the next killer. Seth wonders whether Evan will come to regret his choice to stay together, now that he's living the reality of Seth's nomadic life and the risks that come with it. He wants Evan to stay, but he's afraid that Evan would be better off without him, living a normal life. Evan's whole world has been upended, but there's one thing he's sure of, his love for Seth. Evan worries that he's a liability, not yet able to hold his own in Seth's rough-and-tumble world, but determined to do whatever necessary to have Seth's back. On the way to face the next warlock, supernatural threats abound, forcing them to learn to fight as a team.

©2018 Gail Z. Martin (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kale Williams
Author: Morgan Brice
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Minions of the Moon

Summary

Kevin Grierson has a shadow with a mind of its own. It likes thrills, it likes power, it likes the rush of drugs and danger. From the suburbs of Boston to the streets of New York, from the false glamour of advertising to the dark glamour of hustling and drug-dealing. Grierson's shadow keeps him walking the edge of destruction and madness. Then a simple robbery goes horribly wrong. With the help of a flawed saint named Leo Dunn, Grierson struggles to banish his shadow, and succeeds. Temporarily. Years later, sober and settled, at peace with his world, Kevin Grierson meets his shadow again. And this time it won't go away. This new edition of the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel includes a brand-new Grierson story.

©1999, 2013 Richard Bowes (P)2014 Richard Bowes

Narrator: Paul Woodson
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

2 ratings

Summary

The story of a truly galactic civilization with more than 6,000 inhabited worlds.  Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science-fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues - technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism - have only become more pressing with the passage of time.  The novel's topic is information itself: What are the repercussions, once it has been made public, that two individuals have been found to be each other's perfect erotic object out to "point nine-nine-nine and several nines percent more"? What will it do to the individuals involved, to the city they inhabit, to their geosector, to their entire world society, especially when one is an illiterate worker, the sole survivor of a world destroyed by "cultural fugue", and the other is - you!

©2019 Samuel R. Delany (P)2019 Skyboat Media, Inc.

Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
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Behind Blue

Summary

Maybe she ran because he beat her. She’s the face that launched a thousand ships. And she’s back. A wacky, compelling, no-holds-barred saga that dissects the world of espionage as never before.  Mixed-race teenager Helen leads a cast of characters entitled The Dirtied Dozen, in this under-the-radar Brit thriller series from Amazon best-selling author Raechel Sands. Told through the eyes of 12 women spies - CIA, MI6 and KGB - even Clinton, Obama, British P.M. Johnson, and his aide Cumming, get a look in. In London, MI6 wants a perfume munition containing a weaponised virus - and engages a psychopath to coerce its Russian inventor. Meanwhile, an Irish translator on their Russia Desk is reading Ulysses on a stake out. "Sure everyone must pretend to read Ulysses,” she mused. The power was still out but, being in the window, she could see the page. The character in the novel, Mr. Deasy, had been pinching the wings of his nose, and variously slagging off Jews, women - and Helen of Troy: A woman brought sin into the world. For a woman who was no better than she should be, Helen, the runaway wife of Menelaus, ten years the Greeks made war on Troy. “And here he is: this Ulysses, this tricksy man - Mr Metapox. Creator of a deceitful monster, the ultimate Trojan Horse!” Nearby finished her Virgin Mary, set the glass down, and closed her paperback of Joyce's classic. She looked at Grinin; she looked at Blanka; but she thought of Helen. “I wonder what sort of queen she was…?” Her mind ran on. “If she came back, what would she be like? Where would she go? What would she do?"

©2017, 2019 Raechel Sands (P)2020 Raechel Sands

Narrator: Rebecca Reed
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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The Magic Hunt

Summary

In the aftermath of an assassination attempt, Sylvan Mir, wolf Were Alpha, and her mate Drake McKennan turn their backs on the government that has threatened their survival, vowing to protect their own with primal force, regardless the cost in blood. After escaping the Vampire dungeons beneath the blood club Nocturne, Fae royal Torren de Brinna petitions Sylvan for sanctuary, setting Sylvan and her allies on a collision course with Francesca, Viceregal of the Eastern Vampire seethe. In the midst of war, Torren finds her heart at risk from a young dominant Were, while Francesca's Vampire enforcer Michel draws one of Sylvan's trusted guards into a web of seduction and danger. Hunted by human extremists, targeted by the Shadow Lords who fear her growing power, and beset by enemies masquerading as friends, Sylvan leads the Timberwolf Pack to war on two fronts as alliances shift and long-held beliefs are challenged.

©2014 L.L. Raand (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Maxine Mitchell
Author: L.L. Raand
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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Recoil

1 rating

Summary

Over the past decade, Khaz has watched as supernatural creatures like himself have turned the world into their own personal playground. Unlike the others, he didn't benefit from the Takeover, and every time he sells himself to keep a roof over his head, he's keenly aware of that fact. His landlord, a renowned slaver, offers him the chance to catch up on his rent by breaking a human. Groomed to fight, Noah has survived by giving himself over to his hatred of those who took everything away from humanity. When the werewolf can't break him, he's given to the vampire instead - and he's sure this will be no different. The problem is that even the harsh lessons the Rebellion taught him couldn't prepare him for someone like Khaz...who always has an ace up his sleeve. Now that supernatural beings have seized control of the world, life has become a struggle for the humans who once held power. Witches, vampires, and werewolves determine the fate of every single human, but their moral compasses have long since been shattered. Rebels, free humans, and slaves all share dreams of hope, mercy, love, and more. But with their fate so uncertain, survival isn't enough...and they may have to sacrifice what is nearest and dearest to them if they want to change their lives. Bought, Ravel, and Recoil feature different characters whose lives begin to come together in Owned and Temper. This dystopian series explores different aspects of the world, from utter darkness to the shining lights waiting to emerge. Because of this, the audiobooks range from dark erotica to romance to horror to action(ish) to bits of other things in between. Bought*: Jace and Elias [Paranormal dark erotica] Ravel: Ashton and Reese [Paranormal romance]  Recoil: Khaz and Noah [Paranormal erotic romance]  Owned*: Khaz and Noah, Jace and Elias [Paranormal dark fantasy]  Temper*: Ashton and Reese, Jace and Elias [Paranormal dark fantasy]  Refraction: Khaz and Noah, Ashton and Reese (Jace and Elias) [Paranormal dark fantasy]  *Please note that the Fate of the Fallen (previously Ripples in the Status Quo) world has little place for humanity, and as a result, content in these works may contain graphic scenes of depravity, cruelty, and violence --sexual or otherwise - that could be offensive and potentially triggering to some listeners.*

©2016 R. Phoenix (P)2018 R. Phoenix

Narrator: Jack Noble
Author: R. Phoenix
Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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Ammonite

2 ratings

Summary

Change or die: the only options available on the Durallium Company-owned planet GP.  The planet's deadly virus had killed most of the original colonists - and changed the rest irrevocably. Centuries after the colony had lost touch with the rest of humanity, the Company returned to exploit GP, and its forces found themselves fighting for their lives. Afraid of spreading the virus, the Company had left its remaining employees in place, afraid and isolated from the natives. Then anthropologist Marghe Taishan arrived on GP, sent to test a new vaccine against the virus. As she risked death to uncover the natives' biological secret, she found that she, too, was changing, and realized that not only had she found a home on GP - she herself carried the seeds of its destruction...

©2002 Nicola Griffith (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
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Raven Maid

2 ratings

Summary

Adelaide Oliver, raised in the bayou in New Orleans, flees the Big Easy to Seattle, when she believes she is seeing things and losing her mind. What she doesn't realize is that she is a Raven Maid, a secret of the Voodoo, or Vodoun, faith. She walks the path between this world and the next, guiding lost souls to their final destination, whether that be the wayward spirit's idea of heaven or hell. But what happens when a soul doesn't wish to leave the mortal realm?

©2017 Erik Schubach (P)2017 Erik Schubach

Narrator: Allyson Voller
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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Knight of Flames

1 rating

Summary

Some men are forged in fire.  Quentin d’Arcy may have survived a showdown with a god, but now he faces something far more terrifying: falling in love. And the secret he’s hiding from Laurence could burn them both.  Kane Wilson says he wants to make a better world - one in which psychics are out and proud without fear of reprisal or hatred - but there’s a trail of bodies buried in his past. Kane’s power is his words. When he commands, everyone obeys. They have no choice.  Everyone except Quentin. As the only person in San Diego immune to Kane’s mind-control, he is the psychic community’s last line of defense against Wilson’s murderous schemes.  The fire has been foreseen.  Quentin’s survival hasn’t.  Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo won’t want to miss what audiences have described as Percy Jackson for adults. Buy it now!

©2016, 2019 AK Faulkner (P)2019 AK Faulkner

Narrator: Seb Yarrick
Author: AK Faulkner
Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
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Ardulum: Second Don

Summary

The Charted Systems are in pieces. Mercy's Pledge is destroyed, and her captain dead. With no homes to return to, the remaining crew sets off on a journey to find the mythical planet of Ardulum - a planet where Emn might find her people, and Neek the answers she's long sought. Finding the planet, however, brings a host of uncomfortable truths about Ardulum's vision for the galaxy and Neek's role in a religion that refuses to release her. Neek must balance her planet's past and the unchecked power of the Ardulans with a budding relationship and a surprising revelation about her own genealogy.

Ardulum: Second Don blends space opera elements and hard science into a story about two women persistently bound to their past and a sentient planet determined to shape their future.

©2018 J.S. Fields (P)2018 NineStar Press, LLC

Narrator: Lynn Norris
Author: J. S. Fields
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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The Servant

1 rating

Summary

After saving his younger brother's child, Daemon Shar is cursed by a witch and runs far from home, a stray who will seemingly never be anything more. But destiny is hard to outrun, even for a man who is now more cat than man beneath his robes and cowl. A chance battlefield meeting between him and Ehron, a foreign lord, gives him purpose amid the darkness of his accursed life. Soon Daemon finds that his true nature cannot be corrupted no matter the form he inhabits. As Ehron's consul, Daemon plots and plans to shape his new lord's future so that he may leave it blessed when he runs away yet again. But he never counted on his soul hungering for Ehron's brother, Gareth, or for his past to catch him by the tail at last.

©2011 Mary Calmes (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Author: Mary Calmes
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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The Darkling Thrush

Summary

Fed up with his desk duty in the Imperial Arcane Library, book hunter Colin Bliss accepts a private commission to find The Sword's Shadow, a legendary and dangerous witches' grimoire. But to find the book, Colin must travel to the remote Western Isles and solve a centuries' old murder. Please note: This book contains gay erotic content.

©2012 Josh Lanyon (P)2012 Josh Lanyon

Narrator: Max Miller
Author: Josh Lanyon
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Oceans of Aggar

Summary

A mighty Amazon of the sea who has lost her way. A Blue Sight fleeing for her life, focused on a single, deadly mission. The face of Aggar has become nearly unrecognizable. The people have traded their free will for peace, bowing down to the Choir, a mysterious, faceless force in the dreamscape. The Choir's songs sweep across the land, controlling the minds of the people. Controlling everyone but the Amazons - who have taken to the ocean, protected from the songs by the winds over the sea. Gender, race, religion, and conflict have become things of the past, but there is a darkness under the utopian veneer. Aggar beckons for new heroes. A secret as old as Aggar herself must be uncovered. Nix the Amazon captain. Reve the agent of chaos. They are the last of Aggar's chosen guardians. The only two with the will to challenge the Choir's rule and risk sacrificing Aggar's peace to regain their freedom. Together they will discover Aggar's dark origins and change their world forever...and their adventures will conclude the Amazon cycle that began with Shadow of Aggar and continued with Fires of Aggar and Sands of Aggar.

©2015 Chris Anne Wolfe (P)2015 Jennifer DiMarco

Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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Soras

2 ratings

Summary

Laney Herder and Lady Celeste are called upon by the Lupei of the Mountain Gypsies as their Soras to help free their leader who had been kidnapped, and to stop a war between the realms of Sparo and the Gypsies. Again, Laney is thrown into a world and politics that seem alien to her. She must follow her heart to do the right thing when all seems lost in a foreign land, when she stands against the swords of a nebulous enemy and the magic of one of the most powerful magic users of all time. Can patience and understanding prevail in the face of an impending war that could change the face of the modern world?

©2016 Erik Schubach (P)2017 Erik Schubach

Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Into the Wind

1 rating

Summary

Sequel to Stealing the Wind. Since learning of his merman shifter heritage, Taren has begun building a life with Ian Dunaidh among the mainland Ea. But memories of his past life still haunt him, and as the threat of war with the hostile island merfolk looms ever closer, Taren fears he will lose Ian the same way he lost his beloved centuries before. Together they sail to the Gateway Islands in search of the fabled rune stone - a weapon of great power the Ea believe will protect them - and Odhrán, the pirate rumored to possess it. After humans attack the Phantom, Taren finds himself washed up on an island, faced with a mysterious boy, named Brynn, who promises to lead him to Odhrán. But Taren isn't sure if he can trust Brynn, and Odhrán is rumored to enslave Ea to protect his stronghold. Taren will have to put his life on the line to find his way back to Ian and attempt to recover the stone. Even if he does find it, his troubles are far from over: he and Ian are being stalked by an enemy who wants them dead at all costs.

©2014 Shira Anthony (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press LLC

Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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Red Nova

Summary

Deep in the Gap where time and space don't follow the rules, Deann of Nova stumbles on a group of people who claim to be her descendants. Now she has to keep them alive, escape the time ship that imprisons them all, and prevent the total annihilation of Sector Nine and the Borelian Clans.   A mighty task, even for the matriarch of Red Nova.

©2016, 2017, 2018 Prudence MacLeod (P)2021 Shadoe Publishing, LLC

Narrator: Kristin Bentley
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Masquerade

3 ratings

Summary

Almost three thousand years after an extinction level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory, in a new world where magic and technology collide. Laney Herder finds herself thrust into an adventure not of her choosing, as Prince George asks for her assistance, in her role as a Sora of the Mountain Gypsies. She is tasked to uncover a plot to sow unrest between Highland Reach and the Lower Ten realms. As the shadow of a civil war looms over the lands of Sparo, Laney and Celeste must navigate the twists and turns of a sedition that runs deep through all the realms, orchestrated by a familiar foe. Can Laney stop the treasonous plan from coming to fruition as she attends the Capitol for the Royal Masquerade?

©2016 Erik Schubach (P)2018 Erik Schubach

Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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Ghost-ish: Lazarus

1 rating

Summary

A year ago, Cameron Tourvell had a really bad day. That day she was killed in a literal train wreck. The only problem was that she forgot to die. She found out that for her, death was only the beginning.  Hunted by the black-site government group Lazarus, Cameron must avoid capture as she comes to terms with her new reality. Whenever she is injured, she simply loses pieces of herself as they are replaced by a transparent ectoplasm. She realizes she is no longer a normal maladjusted woman in New York; now she is sort of ghost-ish.  With the help of other women with extraordinary abilities, Sentinels, she tries to end the threat of Lazarus once and for all, even though she fears if she loses too much of herself, she will cease to be.  Cam and the Raven Maids, Fates, and even a ship's captain with extraordinary abilities find that old enemies are gathering and everything may not be as it seems.

©2018 Erik Schubach (P)2018 Erik Schubach

Narrator: Allyson Voller
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Night Hunt: Midnight Hunters, Book 3

Summary

Niki Kroff has one mission in life--to lead Sylvan Mir's elite guard and protect the wolf Alpha's life. When Lara, another of the centuri, becomes a Vampire in the course of saving Sylvan's life, Niki is assigned to protect her during her transition. Removed from Sylvan's guard, Niki struggles to find her place in the Pack and control her desire for a forbidden Were whose call grows stronger every day. Sylvan, driven by primal instincts to protect her pregnant mate, grows more powerful, and more deadly, than any Alpha Were in centuries. While Sylvan rallies her allies, Vampire and human, to fight extremists, radical groups, and members of their own Praetern coalition in a war to preserve the autonomy of all Praetern species, Niki fights a private battle with her own dark urges—a battle which, if lost, will cost her everything. A Midnight Hunters Paranormal Romance.

©2012 L.L. Raand (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Maxine Mitchell
Author: L.L. Raand
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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Point of Knives

Summary

A welcome return to the vividly realized city of Asteiant with its intricate magics and deadly politics. Point of Knives takes place in the interval between the widely praised earlier novels Point of Hopes and Point of Dreams. A fantastical mystery and a rousing adventure, Point of Knives also reveals for the first time the beginning of the romance between Adjunct Point Nicolas Rathe and ex-soldier Philip Eslingen. The events of Midsummer have hardly been forgotten by the Fall Balance, and Nicolas Rathe can hardly complain that they've done any harm to his reputation, or to the reputation of the Points in general. However, it has meant that he's more in demand as an investigator, and the increased recognition and workload has made it hard to pursue friendship, or anything more, with Philip Eslingen, his comrade in the rescue of the stolen children. Eslingen is still Hanselin Caiazzo's bodyguard and Caiazzo is involved in any number of questionably legal ventures, and it does neither of them any good to be seen too often in each other's company. When a father and son who are both rumored to have been pirates are murdered on the same night, and Rathe finds Eslingen standing over the son's body, Eslingen proves his innocence easily enough, though he refuses to say exactly what errand he's running for Caiazzo at that hour of the morning. But when the old man's grandson and the son's self-proclaimed wife quarrel over the son's meager belongings, and Caiazzo dispatches Eslingen to represent his interests in the investigation, Rathe begins to wonder if their friendship is going to survive. Or whether they'll survive at all.

©2012 Melissa Scott (P)2014 Melissa Scott

Narrator: Matt Leisy
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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Sins of the Flesh

Summary

The Hawaiian Islands in spring should be a romantic paradise, but along with rekindled passion, Amber and Irix discover a magical spell gone horribly wrong. Two sex demons could set Maui aflame with desire, but there's another creature with a more lethal inferno planned. Defeating it and saving the island will take all of Amber's newfound powers, as well as the help of friends new and old - especially since there's more to this enemy than what first meets the eye.

©2015 Debra Dunbar (P)2015 Debra Dunbar

Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Author: Debra Dunbar
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Endgame

Summary

In the final installment of the Harbinger Series, Beulah’s sharp words cause Meredith to reexamine her past actions. 

In Coldwater, Kirk and Ammon find a varied collection of people, including a few bad apples. Liza finds herself some temporary comfort. Sparks fly between Michael and Montana. Doris and her ghoulish children take over at the Church of the Second Coming. Isaiah and Andre plot their escape. Amber gets good news. Kirk reels from the mounting emotional pressure coming from Ammon. April, Shasta, and Lorenzo get used to life at Ghost Lake. Logan comes to a decision. Lauren makes a shocking discovery. The residents of Ghost Lake recruit allies in their quest to save Andre.

©2018 Keith Yates (P)2019 Keith Yates

Narrator: Michael Ahr
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Fate

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Summary

Found unconscious in an impact crater in the Cascade Mountains, with no memory of who she is or how she got there, Sloan Tesha attempts to start a new life as she tries to discover who she really is. As she recovers, the tattoos that cover her body begin to move and morph under her skin, the threads of ink reweaving to reflect the life all around her. Along with officer Andreya Lisbon, Sloan learns that she is one of the three fabled Fates, the Maiden, and dark forces are on her trail, intent on ending her before she learns to control the power of the threads of life trapped beneath her skin. (This story is set in the New Sentinels world)

©2017 Erik Schubach (P)2017 Erik Schubach

Narrator: Allyson Voller
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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First, Become Ashes

Summary

K. M. Szpara follows his explosive debut novel Docile with First, Become Ashes, a fantastic standalone adventure that explores self-discovery after trauma and outgrowing abusive origins over the course of an American road trip. The Fellowship raised Lark to kill monsters. His partner betrayed them to the Feds. But Lark knows his magic is real, and he’ll do anything to complete his quest. For 30 years, the Fellowship of the Anointed isolated its members, conditioning them to believe that pain is power. That magic is suffering. That the world beyond the fence has fallen prey to monsters. But when their leader is arrested, all her teachings come into question.   Those touched by the Fellowship face a choice: How will they adjust to the world they were taught to fear, and how will they relate to the cult's last crusader, Lark? For Kane, survival means rejecting the magic he and his lover suffered for. For Deryn, the cult's collapse is an opportunity to prove they are worth as much as their Anointed brother. For Calvin, lark is the alluring embodiment of the magic he's been seeking his entire life. But for Lark, the Fellowship isn’t over. Before he can begin to discover himself and heal a lifetime of traumas, he has a monster to slay. First, Become Ashes contains explicit sadomasochism and sexual content, as well as abuse and consent violations, including rape. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor.com

©2021 K.M. Szpara (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Author: K.M. Szpara
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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The Cold Commands

10 ratings

Summary

With The Steel Remains, award-winning science fiction writer Richard K. Morgan turned his talents to sword and sorcery. The result: a genre-busting masterwork hailed as a milestone in contemporary epic fantasy. Now Morgan continues the riveting saga of Ringil Eskiath - Gil, for short - a peerless warrior whose love for other men has made him an outcast and pariah. Only a select few have earned the right to call Gil friend. One is Egar, the Dragonbane, a fierce Majak fighter who comes to respect a heart as savage and loyal as his own. Another is Archeth, the last remaining daughter of an otherworldly race called the Kiriath, who once used their advanced technology to save the world from the dark magic of the Aldrain - only to depart for reasons as mysterious as their arrival. Yet even Egar and Archeth have learned to fear the doom that clings to their friend like a grim shadow... or the curse of a bitter god.

©2011 Richard Morgan (P)2011 Tantor

Narrator: Simon Vance
Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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The Light of the Midnight Stars

Summary

Experience an evocative combination of fantasy, history, and Jewish folklore in this fairytale-inspired novel from the author of The Sisters of the Winter Wood. "The Light of the Midnight Stars is storytelling as spellcasting. Rossner has conjured something vivid and wild and true.” (Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies) Deep in the Hungarian woods, the sacred magic of King Solomon lives on in his descendants. Gathering under the midnight stars, they perform small miracles and none are more gifted than the great Rabbi Isaac and his three daughters.  Hannah, bookish and calm, can coax plants to grow even when the weather is bitterly cold. Sarah, defiant and strong, can control the impulsive nature of fire. And Levana, the fey one, can read the path of the stars to decipher their secrets.  But darkness is creeping across Europe, threatening the lives of every Jewish person in every village. Each sister will have to make an impossible choice in an effort to survive - and change the fate of their family forever. Praise for The Light of the Midnight Stars: "Rossner creates a lush, immersive world through which the sprawling plot meanders, punctuated by moments of intense grief. The result is as lovely as it is heartbreaking." (Publishers Weekly) "Rossner's tale is as lyrical as the slow growth of roots, the quick dance of fire, and the stately procession of the stars. Blending folktale with history, hope with tragedy, its touch will linger on your heart long after you put it down." (Marie Brennan) For more from Rena Rossner, check out The Sisters of the Winter Wood.

©2021 Rena Rossner (P)2021 Redhook

Narrator: Ana Clements
Author: Rena Rossner
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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Traitor

Summary

Lieutenant Katalina Wimple ran out of bad guys to chase. She found love and peace and nothing seemed impossible...until the one-that-got-away showed up in need of help. Her new case takes her through the portal to Dark Earth where she's expected to save a man with a shady past. She'll face not only mythology and folklore in the flesh, but a relationship strained to the point of no return by an old flame.

©2013 Jason Halstead (P)2013 Jason Halstead

Narrator: Kate Udall
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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Tales From Ardulum

Summary

One year after saving the Neek homeworld and redefining the people’s religion, the crew of the Scarlet Lucidity returns to the Charted Systems for a much-needed break. For Nicholas and Yorden, the Systems will always be home, but for Emn and Atalant, too many memories compound with Emn’s strange new illness to provide much relaxation.  Tales From Ardulum continues the journey of Atalant, Emn, Yorden, Nicholas, and Salice as they try to define their place in a galaxy that no longer needs them while battling the artifacts of Ardulan colonization. Other stories include Yorden’s acquisition of the Mercy’s Pledge (and his grudge against the galaxy), Atalant’s exile from her homeworld, Ekimet and Savath’s romance, and many others.

©2019 J.S. Fields (P)2020 NineStar Press, LLC

Narrator: Lynn Norris
Author: J.S. Fields
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Wilds of Aggar

Summary

The Mistress of the Keep has died. A force is sweeping through Aggar that is blinding the Seers, making it impossible to locate budding Blue Sights and potential Shadows just as heavy anti-Blue Sight sentiment is building across the world. As the new, young Mistress of the Keep struggles to pull the sacred institution back together, Elana and her Amazon companion, Di'Nay, are tasked with finding the source of the seers' blindness while locating and securing safe passage to the Keep for as many vulnerable young Blue Sights as possible along the way. Their mission will take them through the deepest, darkest wilds of Aggar – far from the familiar territories around the Keep and northern mountains they've explored before – as they fight to save Aggar's most vulnerable.

©2017 Jennifer DiMarco (P)2018 Jennifer DiMarco

Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Point of Hopes

1 rating

Summary

Nicolas Rathe is a pointsman, a dedicated watchman in the great city of Astreiant. During the annual trade fair, with a city filled with travelers and merchants, someone is stealing children. The populace is getting angry and frightened and convinced that a foreigner must be to blame. Rathe calls on the aid of both an out-of-work soldier, the handsome Philip Eslingen, and the necromancer Istre b'Estorr. The art of astrology is a very real power in the kingdom and plays as much a role in politics as greed and intrigue. Rathe finds himself struggling to find the children before a major astrological event brings about catastrophe. The first in a series of fantasy novels filled with adventure, intrigue, and gay romance.

©1995, 2012 Melissa Scott (P)2015 Melissa Scott

Narrator: Matt Leisy
Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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An Immortal's Song

Summary

Humans aren't as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes? Amara Young has always been on the outside looking in. She's the one lightning-struck woman out of her group who has never felt as if she's belonged. She lost a year of her life caring for her dying friend, but now it's her turn to find out who she is. Only when the time comes, two men stand in her way - two men who claim her as theirs. Tristan Archer, fae royalty and Conclave member, has waited over 900 years for his fate. And now he has two chances. While one knows his path, the other seems blind to what they could have. It will take more than a simple risk for Tristan to finally have what he desires, that is if Amara and Seth can overcome their own uncertainties. While the other two in his life are fighting themselves and their futures, Seth Oceanus knows exactly what he wants. The younger brother of a Conclave member and relatively young in his realm, he knows he'll have to prove himself so others see him for who he truly is. As the triad succumbs to their cravings, they will have to fight more than their overwhelming feelings in order to survive.

©2016 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2016 Carrie Ann Ryan

Narrator: Gregory Salinas
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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Naming His Mate

Summary

Small-town sheriff, Mike Hadley, would love to experience a headache-free day for once in his life. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen anytime soon. While investigating a rash of disappearances and dealing with his ornery lover, he's thrown into a whole new world he never imagined existed. Damien Marks has finally found a place to call home in Los Lobos, South Dakota, with the Black Hills Pack. He also stumbles across something he never thought he would - his mate. Falling hard, he decides he needs to come clean and tell the truth. But will his sexy lover accept what he is? Embroiled in a potentially dangerous situation, both men have to decide where their loyalties lie - with duty or love?

©2015 M. Limoges (P)2015 M. Limoges

Narrator: Dan Shorewood
Author: M. Limoges
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Crucible of Fate

3 ratings

Summary

In the secret city of Sobek, Domin Thorne is making his way as the newly chosen semel-aten, the leader of the werepanther world. He aspires to make sweeping changes - he's set goals for himself and the people he chose to bring with him, modeling his reign after that of his friend, Logan Church. But Domin may have set too lofty a goal: His normal leadership style isn't working. While juggling a homesick Crane, a moody Mikhail, a bullwhip-wielding Taj, servants with murderous intentions, a visiting ex, and a mate on a dangerous goodwill mission, Domin has to figure out his new role alone. He also must determine how to deal with a conspiracy, all the while falling hard for a man who, for the first time in Domin's life, reciprocates that love. Whether Domin is ready or not, Fate has stepped in to teach him a lesson: Internal threats are just as dangerous as external ones.

©2012 Mary Calmes (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Sean Crisden
Author: Mary Calmes
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Prickly Business

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Summary

Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He's a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family, with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn't want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself. No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn't need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can't stand by and let him be hurt - whether he wants the brat or not. Yet once Dylan steps into Avery's world, he realizes there's more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan's protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.

©2015 Piper Vaughn, Kenzie Cade (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Iggy Toma
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Down the Rabbit Hole

Summary

After Logan’s shocking revelation, Kirk makes his decision. Lauren offers Ammon some sage advice. April, Shasta, and Lorenzo find a friendly port. Nina tries to talk sense into Logan. Isaiah finds a new ally in Andre. Ammon pleads his case to Kirk. Alex decides to take a chance. There’s more to Brandon than meets the eye, and his eyes are now on Channing.  As the moon wanes, three couples make love for the first time. An unexpected event shakes everyone up. Isaiah overhears an interesting conversation. Andre finds a sympathizer. Kirk and Aries’ true connection is finally revealed. Liza makes a unique new friend.  It turns out the lodge at Ghost Lake isn’t as secure as originally thought. April, Shasta, and Lorenzo make the perilous journey into the city. On the way to Coldwater, Ammon, Kirk, Liza, and Michael meet a hostile group. The Prophet makes a serious error, enabling an even darker power to rise at The Church of the Second Coming.

©2018 Keith Yates (P)2018 Keith Yates

Narrator: Michael Ahr
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Death by Silver

Summary

His practice newly established, metaphysician Ned Mathey can't afford to turn away any clients. But the latest Londoner to seek Ned's magical aid gives him pause: Mr. Edgar Nevett, an arrogant banker, is the father of the bully who made Ned's life hell at boarding school. Nevertheless, Ned accepts the commission to ensure the Nevett family silver bears no ancient or modern curses, and then prepares to banish the Nevett family to unpleasant memory again. Until Edgar Nevett is killed by an enchanted silver candlestick one of the pieces Ned declared magically harmless. Calling on his old school friend Julian Lynes - private detective and another victim of the younger Nevett - Ned races to solve the murder, clear the stain on his professional reputation, and lay to rest the ghosts of his past. Assisted by Ned's able secretary Miss Frost, who has unexpected metaphysical skills of her own, Ned and Julian explore London's criminal underworld and sodomitical demimonde, uncover secrets and scandals, confront the unexpected murderer and the mysteries of their own relationship. In Death by Silver veteran authors Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold introduce a Victorian London where magic works, influencing every aspect of civilized life, and two very appealing detectives.

©2013 Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold (P)2013 Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold

Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Secondhand Origin Stories

Summary

Opal has been planning to go to Chicago and join the Midwest's superhero team, the Sentinels, since she was a little kid. That dream took on a more urgent tone when her superpowered dad was unjustly arrested for protecting a neighbor from an abusive situation. Now, she wants to be a superhero not only to protect people, but to get a platform to tell the world about the injustices of the Altered Persons Bureau, the government agency for everything relating to superpowers. 

But just after Opal's high school graduation, a supervillain with a jet and unclear motives attacks the downtown home of the Sentinels, and when Opal arrives, she finds a family on the brink of breaking apart. She meets a boy who's been developing secret (and illegal) brain-altering nanites right under the Sentinels' noses, another teenage superhero-hopeful who looks suspiciously like a long-dead supervillain, and the completely un-superpowered daughter of the Sentinels' leader. Can four teens on the fringes of the superhero world handle the corruption, danger, and family secrets they've unearthed?

©2017 Lee Blauersouth (P)2018 Lee Blauersouth

Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
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Trouble Comes in Threes

Summary

A snowstorm in the South - on New Year's Eve - is a perfect recipe for a catastrophe. After two soul-crushing bad breaks, Kirk's waiting for disaster number three to strike when, naturally, two stray cats arrive on his doorstep during the storm and decide to make themselves at home. Tenderhearted Kirk lets them stay, even though there's something decidedly odd about his overly friendly felines. Out of the punishing weather and full of tuna, Dolf and Tal are happy to be snug in Kirk's house. But then their human goes outside for firewood and suffers a nasty fall that leaves him unconscious. Now the two cats have no choice but to reveal themselves. Kirk wakes up to find the two kitties are actually Dolf and Tal. They're cat shifters - and his destined mates. Being part of a feline threesome is enough for Kirk to grapple with, but soon he learns they come from a clowder that doesn't believe humans and shifters should mix. Kirk knew those two cats would be trouble. Little does he know the real trouble lies ahead.

©2014 M.A. Church (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press

Author: M.A. Church
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Beast That Never Was

Summary

What if Beauty was the Beast?   Lise’s father is dead, and the life of plenty and freedom that she has known as the daughter of the King’s Huntsman is gone. She must now live a life of duty to her mother and sisters, helping them to cope in their altered circumstances. But where her mother would have her wed a childhood friend to secure their future, Lise knows that is not what she longs for.   When she meets a mysterious woman in the forest, Lise feels the stirrings of emotions she cannot give voice to, but with this woman, she doesn’t have to say anything - Senna knows.   Cursed, hunted, and feared, Senna has been forced to wander from place to place for more years than she cares to remember. She gave up hope long ago that there could ever be an end to her isolation.   Odd sightings in the forest - monsters of legend come to life, old enemies back from the past, fearsome beasts on the prowl - begin to frighten the people of Lise’s village. Somehow, all of these things are connected to Senna. As the villagers’ fear grows, so does their hatred.   Senna prepares to flee, accepting what has become her fate, but Lise isn’t ready to give up her one chance for happiness. Soon, only Lise stands between the villagers and the woman she has grown to love.

©2016 Caren J. Werlinger (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Bonds of Aggar

Summary

There are more powers on Aggar than the Blue Sight. More dangers than the Terrans. And more loyalties than the Bonding.

Shadows of Aggar wasn’t the end of Elana and Diana’s story.

Tragedy strikes on the eve Elana and Diana are to leave Aggar behind for Diana’s homeworld, drawing the two women into one more mission. But the politics and social corruption on Aggar run deeper than either woman suspects, and Elana finds herself torn between following her love to the other end of the galaxy and her duties to her collapsing homeworld.

Set immediately after Chris Anne Wolfe’s best-selling classic, Shadows of Aggar, and authorized by Wolfe’s literary estate, Bonds of Aggar delves into the dark side of Aggar itself and the complications that come with being powerful in a world that shuns difference.

©2016 Jennifer DiMarco (P)2017 Jennifer DiMarco

Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Mad Dogs 1 & 2

1 rating

Summary

Includes Mad Dogs books 1 and 2!  Sixth Brian Hay's only dream in life was to be part of America's elite, yet unacknowledged, Delta Force. After years of training to be the best the 75th Ranger Regiment had ever produced, his dream was finally coming true. But what starts out as what he thinks is a Delta hazing op soon turns into much more when Brian not only becomes a Delta Force soldier but a Mad Dog.  Deployed Four geological scientists go missing in the Swiss Alp's when they apparently wander into Arimaspi territory. It is up to the Mad Dogs to retrieve them because the whole situation stinks of the Organization.  However, it's not Organization operatives the Mad Dogs encounter, but instead the Watcher who is obsessed with the unit, especially its newest member.  Author note: This book contains M/M adult sexual situations and is intended for listeners of legal age in the country in which they reside. Please store your adult literature responsibly. 

©2014 Wench Publishing, Inc. (P)2016 Wench Publishing, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Vasicek
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Sands of Aggar

Summary

Three women of Aggar. Three women so different, they may as well be from worlds as vast and varied as their ancestors. The face of Aggar has changed - war, conflict, healing, secrets - but these three will come to find that their similarities are as deep a bond as was ever formed. The vast desert calls and the whispers of changelings beckon. Cultures have risen and fallen across the land but some things remain constant even as everything is about to change. Jacquin the dancer. Adrian the warmage. Rox the hired sword. They are all more than they appear to be. They all carry secrets and stories. They will begin strangers and become something startling and new.

©2015 Chris Anne Wolfe (P)2015 Jennifer DiMarco

Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Fires of Aggar

1 rating

Summary

Before her death in July 1997, beloved lesbian-feminist author Chris Anne Wolfe published two of her four classic Amazon adventure novels: Shadows of Aggar and Fires of Aggar. These two volumes are only the first half of the Aggar cycle. Chris Anne also published two stand-alone novels, the time-bending romance Annabel and I and Roses and Thorns, the retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The manuscripts of Chris Anne's remaining novels, short stories, poetry, and songs were willed to publisher and friend Jennifer DiMarco. These hand-written volumes include both remaining Aggar books, Sands of Aggar and Oceans of Aggar, and more than a dozen retold fairy tales and original fantasy and contemporary novels. In 2012, with Rebecca Fitzgerald and Skye Montague, DiMarco launched Amazons Unite, a publishing house dedicated exclusively to Chris Anne's work. Find out more about Amazons Unite's efforts to bring all of Chris Anne's books to the public and how you can help at www.ChrisAnneWolfe.com About Fires of Aggar, book two of the Amazons of Aggar series: Royal Marshal Gwyn of the Amazons of Aggar travels into danger to aid and protect Blue Sighted Llinolae, the ruler of Khirla, a city plagued by Terran raids. But magic is afoot, political plots brew, and these two women may need the advice of two who lived hundreds of years before, Diana n'Athena and Elana n'Sappho.

©1997 Chris Anne Wolfe (P)2015 Jennifer DiMarco

Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
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salt slow

Summary

One of Esquire Magazine's 2019 Best Books of the Year "Artistic and perceptive, Armfield’s debut explores the ebbs and flows of human connection in lives touched by the bizarre." (Kirkus Reviews)  From White Review Short Story Prize winner Julia Armfield, a brilliant, provocative debut story collection for fans of Carmen Maria Machado and Kelly Link. In her electrifying debut, Julia Armfield explores women’s experiences in contemporary society, mapped through their bodies. As urban dwellers’ sleeps become disassociated from them, like Peter Pan’s shadow, a city turns insomniac. A teenager entering puberty finds her body transforming in ways very different than her classmates’. As a popular band gathers momentum, the fangirls following their tour turn into something monstrous. After their parents remarry, two step-sisters, one a girl and one a wolf, develop a dangerously close bond. And in an apocalyptic landscape, a pregnant woman begins to realize that the creature in her belly is not what she expected. Blending elements of horror, science fiction, mythology, and feminism, salt slow is an utterly original collection of short stories that are sure to dazzle and shock, heralding the arrival of a daring new voice. Praise for salt slow: “Visceral, fierce, and beautifully unsettling, Armfield’s writing has an astonishing power. This collection haunted me with its brilliance.” (Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll Factory) “Armfield is an enormous, gut-wrenching talent.” (Daisy Johnson, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Everything Under)

©2019 Julia Armfield (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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Vintage: A Ghost Story

Summary

A lonely gay teen bides his time with trips to strangers' funerals and Ouija board sessions, desperately searching for someone to love - and a reason to live following a suicide attempt. Walking an empty stretch of New Jersey highway on an autumn night, he meets a strange and beautiful boy who looks like he stepped out of a dream. But the vision becomes into a nightmare when the boy turns out to be the local urban legend, the ghost of a star athlete killed in 1957 - a ghost with a deadly secret and a dangerous obsession. Vintage: A Ghost Story is an intense thriller that looks at the dark side of gay urban fantasy, where the dead can never rest and trapped spirits never find peace.

©2008 Steve Berman (P)2014 Steve Berman

Narrator: Jason Frazier
Author: Steve Berman
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Little Dip

Summary

It's 1977, and Connie Fortune has an easy, freewheeling life as a wildlife photographer and illustrator. A new contract brings her to the Little Dip valley in Oregon to track down a rare bird, but a clash with Sylvie Garoul, the valley's owner and matriarch of the mysterious Garoul family, and her daughter, the haughty, frustrating, but somehow bewitching Marie Garoul, ruins the deal.  The following year Connie tries again, but this time, things have changed. The residents of nearby Lost Creek are up in arms about strange goings-on in the valley, with blame swirling around the Garouls. Connie is unsure whose side she is on, even as she's drawn deeper into Little Dip.

©2017 Gill McKnight (P)2019 Dirt Road Books

Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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Roses and Thorns

Summary

A greedy father. A beautiful daughter. A faceless noble. With a word, Aloysius bargains away Angelique's future for a hefty bride-price, and no one, not even Angelique's beloved mother, can save her.

©2000, 2007, 2013, 2014 Chris Anne Wolfe (P)2015 Jennifer DiMarco

Narrator: Amber Rainey
Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
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Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories

Summary

Ancient folklore and modern myth come together in these stories by author Craig Laurance Gidney. Here are found the struggles of a medieval Japanese monk seduced by a mischievous fairy, and a young slave who finds mystery deep within the briar patch of an antebellum plantation. Gidney offers a gay teen obsessed with his patron saint, Lena Horne, and, in the title story, an ailing tourist seeks escape at a distant shore but never reckons on encountering an African sea god. Rich, poetic, dark and disturbing, these are distinctive tales not soon forgotten. A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fantasy/Horror/Science Fiction!

©2008 Craig Laurence Gidney (P)2015 Craig Laurence Gidney

Narrator: Steve Ryan
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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Extraction

Summary

Routine training for the Mad Dogs turns out to be anything but routine for Brian Hay. Finally bonded to the rest of the pack, there is only one last step to make him an official Mad Dog: meet the Council representatives. What should have been standard operating procedure between the Mad Dogs and the Council turns into a mission like none other they had been sent on before, to save Markus and Brian.

©2014 Brenda Cothern (P)2016 Brenda Cothern Books, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Vasicek
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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The Vampire's Heart

Summary

Ever wonder what it would be like to be 15 years old forever? Ever wonder how it would feel to find out your best friend is not what he seems? Graham Granger is intrigued by the new boy in school. Graham's heart aches for a friend, and maybe a boyfriend, but is Josiah the answer to his dreams? Why is Bry Hartnett, the school hunk, taking an interest in Graham? When strange happenings begin to occur at Griswold Jr./Sr. High, Graham's once boring life becomes more exciting than he can handle. Mystery, intrigue, and danger await Graham as he sets out on an adventure he never dreamed possible.

©2009 Mark A. Roeder (P)2015 Mark A. Roeder

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Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
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Endtimes

Summary

Heaven doesn't want them. Hell is afraid they'll take over. Since returning to the Limbolike afterlife known as Transition, Rosemary Booker and Erzsébet Báthory have been locked in a cold war for control of the mysterious netherworld, where history's most infamous women await their final reward or final punishment.  As Rosemary and her friends plan a major assault on the legendary Blood Countess, Báthory sets the stage for her own endgame, determined to destroy Rosemary, once and for all. And if reality itself falls along with her? So be it!  It's all come down to this - the epic conclusion of the Well-Behaved Women trilogy!

©2019 Michael C. Bailey (P)2019 Michael C. Bailey

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Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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Refraction

Summary

Noah is still struggling to come to terms with his unwanted new life as one of the undead, and Khaz's attempts to reach his childe seem doomed to fail. Reese risked it all to save his human lover, Ashton, but he finds that his claim of pack leader might not keep him from losing everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and together, Reese and Noah set off on a mission to find Noah's old rebel group to help them turn the tables against the status quo that threatens them all. Now that supernatural beings have seized control of the world, life has become a struggle for the humans who once held power. Witches, vampires, and werewolves determine the fate of every single human, but their moral compasses have long since been shattered. Rebels, free humans, and slaves all share dreams of hope, mercy, love, and more. But with their fate so uncertain, survival isn't enough...and they may have to sacrifice what is nearest and dearest to them if they want to change their lives. Bought, Ravel, and Recoil feature different characters whose lives begin to come together in Owned and Temper. This dystopian series explores different aspects of the world, from utter darkness to the shining lights waiting to emerge. Because of this, the books range from dark erotica to romance to horror to action(ish) to bits of other things in between. Bought: Jace & Elias. [Paranormal Dark Erotica.] Ravel: Ashton & Reese. [Paranormal Romance.] Recoil: Khaz & Noah. [Paranormal Erotic Romance.] Owned: Khaz & Noah, Jace & Elias. [Paranormal.] Temper: Ashton & Reese, Jace & Elias. [Paranormal.] Refraction: Khaz & Noah, Ashton & Reese (Jace & Elias) [Paranormal.]  *Please note that the The Fate of the Fallen (previously Ripples in the Status Quo) world has little place for humanity, and as a result, content in these works may contain graphic scenes of depravity, cruelty, and violence - sexual or otherwise - that could be offensive and potentially triggering to some listeners.*

©2016 R. Phoenix (P)2019 R. Phoenix

Narrator: Jack Noble
Author: R. Phoenix
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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Killer Heart: A Breathtaking MM Urban Fantasy

Summary

They’re sworn enemies. Witches and witch hunters can never fall for each other.... Wade is a witch hunter with a cursed heart.  But everything he’s come to know about those evil creatures is about to be challenged by one man.... Caleb’s love life is a mess. He’s given up on love, but as an empath, love never gives up on him. When he meets a witch hunter with a cursed heart, he comes up with a plan. Trade hearts. Stop the witch hunters. Have a bisexual awakening. Go their separate ways. If they want to fix their lives, they’ll have to learn to trust each other. Can they overcome their hatred and work together or will they end up ruining both their lives? Killer Heart is an MM urban fantasy with lots of magic, powerful emotions, a passionate blooming romance, and a touch of kink.  This is book 1 in the Blade & Dust series with no cliff-hanger and a happy for now ending. Buy now and fall under Killer Heart's spell.

©2019 Rhys Lawless (P)2020 Rhys Lawless

Narrator: John York
Author: Rhys Lawless
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Tremontaine: The Dagger and the Sword (Episode 5)

Summary

Swordplay and stolen kisses keep the blood pumping and flowing in the new installment of Tremontaine, the online episodic series set in Ellen Kushner's beloved Riverside universe. With Ben murdered, Tess needs a new protector... and Kaab, crushing hard, is determined to screen all applicants at swordpoint. Micah struggles to make her numbers come out right. And on the Hill, Diane gives Will his marching orders for the next Council meeting, on which the fate of the Tremontaine fortune hinges, and dispatches a dangerous servant to Riverside. This episode is brought to you by Alaya Dawn Johnson, whose numbers always come out right. The Dagger and the Sword continues the 13-part serial Tremontaine, presented by Serial Box. This prequel to the cult classic Swordspoint is brought to you by the collaborative effort of a team of writers under the creative direction of Ellen Kushner herself.

©2017 Serial Box (P)2016 Serial Box

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Horn Gate

Summary

Horn Gate: Open at your own risk. Librarian Isaac Stein spends his lumpy, lonely days restoring forgotten books, until the night he steals an invitation to a scandalous club steeped in sin. Descending into its bowels, he accidentally discovers Scratch, a wounded demon who feeds on lust. Consorting with a mortal is a bad idea, but Scratch can't resist the man who knows how to open the portal that will free him and his kind. After centuries of possessing mortals, he finds himself longing to surrender. To be together, Isaac and Scratch must flirt with damnation and escape an inhuman trafficking ring - and they have to open their hearts or they will never unlock the Horn Gate.

©2013 Damon Suede (P)2013 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Charlie David
Author: Damon Suede
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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Soul Mate for Sale

1 rating

Summary

Trevor In most packs, an Omega, even one who couldn't breed, was treasured and would be revered and protected, not cast aside. But our pack was not like most packs, and I was not like most Omegas. I was human, so I understood why I was being sent to the auction. I didn't like it, but I understood it. Even if there had been affection for me, even if they had been willing to keep me as a pet (neither of these was the case, but an Omega could dream), Cal couldn't afford not to sell me. Clint Omegas were hard to come by worldwide. While I would have preferred to mate for love, it didn't seem that it was in the cards for me. I had taken over as pack Alpha five years earlier, and it was high time that I started adding to the pack population. Granted my pack is run less rigidly than some; the Betas in my pack are not just allowed to breed but actively encouraged to. Unfortunately, only a small number of Beta females are fertile enough to get pregnant, and I'll be damned if I am going to hump my way through the pack until I find the ones who are - which brought me full circle to why I was standing in line to pick up the bidding paddle at the auction house. Less even than a marriage of convenience, purchasing an Omega at the auction was more of a long-term service contract, a means to an end, so what was an Alpha to do when he found his soul mate on the auction block?

©2016 Kian Rhodes (P)2016 Kian Rhodes

Author: Kian Rhodes
Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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Mirrors

Summary

You probably won't like my story. Heck, I'm not sure if I even like it myself. Between getting burned at the stake and being drowned, almost twice, it's quite a lot to swallow.  I'm not sure where it all went wrong. Everything was going fine my freshman year of college as a history major. I had a full-time job as a paramedic and any girl I wanted was mine. When tragedy struck our family, I found myself in France with my sister, Jules. And she just had to touch that mirror. She had to get us transported to the middle ages. 1155 A.D., to be exact. What. The. Hell.  So this is the story of how I bedded a queen and married a poet, all to end the family curse. My name is Guillaume, but you can call me Gill, and despite what you hear, this story is all my sister's fault.

©2016 Rebekah Dodson (P)2018 Rebekah Dodson

Narrator: Matthew DeWolf
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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Tremontaine: The Complete Season 1

Summary

Welcome to Tremontaine, the prequel to Ellen Kushner’s beloved Riverside series that began with Swordspoint! A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; her husband’s dangerous affair with a handsome scholar; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius on the brink of revolution - when long-buried lies threaten to come to light, betrayal and treachery know no bounds with stakes this high. Mind your manners and enjoy the chocolate in a dance of sparkling wit and political intrigue. Originally presented serially in 13 episodes by Serial Box, this omnibus collects all installments of Tremontaine Season One into one edition.

©2016 Serial Box (P)2018 Serial Box

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Dance with the Devil

3 ratings

Summary

In a world of demons, goblins, witches, sirens, werewolves, vampires, and so much more, it can be difficult to determine who is guilty of what and why. Chris White is a detective who fearlessly investigates this supernatural world, himself a unique product of it. He will take any case brought to him, but has a particular affinity for helping those who inhabit the poor districts of his city. From strange rituals and runaway vampires, to fighting sorcerers and confronting a demon lord, this paranormal detective will face any challenge - even a dance with the devil.

©2010-2014 Less Than Three Press, LLC (P)2014 Less Than Three Press, LLC

Narrator: Paul Morey
Author: Megan Derr
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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Fated: Blood and Redemption

Summary

With the captain's mind in shambles, Jon and Tom set out to find the passage home through the black mountain range, hoping to find a cure for Baltsaros's madness. However, when the men are forced to part ways, darkness takes root in the schism created; fate, lust, and vengeance become obsessions threatening to tear apart the fragile bonds holding the three together. Following on the heels of Sacrificed, Fated takes the pirates on a quest to find those responsible for the captain's bloody beginnings. But can they survive what awaits them where past and present meet?

©2014 Bey Deckard (P)2017 Bey Deckard

Author: Bey Deckard
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
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The Winter Key

Summary

Ruled by the Empire, the world is filled with people, prosperity, and magic. For years, all three things have learned to exist with one another. Peace was in the world and everything was good. No one ever expected a change and they trusted their emperor.

©2016 Cithara Susan Patra (P)2016 Cithara Susan Patra

Narrator: Jim Hickey
Author: CS Patra
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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Blood and Silk

Summary

Young Circelae is a dreamer. Living with his family in a little village in the world of Alterra, he is happiest with his nose in a book, imagining all the excitement his life could bring. Yet all too soon, the boy gets more excitement than he bargained for. Alexiel, ruler of an enchanted kingdom, sees Circelae in the forest and falls in love with the handsome youth. He asks Circelae’s father for the boy’s hand in marriage. A tempting offer for the poor family. But can Circelae learn to love the mysterious Alexiel, whose face he has never seen? And what about the terrible curse that is rumoured to lie upon the kingdom?

©1999 Jeffrey Love (P)2014 Jeffrey L. Love

Narrator: Dave Bignell
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Trickster

Summary

The third novel in Steven Harper's critically-acclaimed science fiction saga The telepathic communications net, known as 'The Dream', has been shattered. And the majority of the Silent who used it are unable to reenter. But Kendi Weaver has more pressing concerns: finding the family that slavers tore from him more than a decade before....

©2003 Steven Harper (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: P. J. Ochlan
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Marie

Summary

You probably won’t like my story. Heck, I’m not sure if I even like it myself. It’s 1154 AD, and my sister Jules and I are trapped in medieval France. Even worse, I’m about to be crowned king. It can’t be all bad, because I’ve met someone, my lady in red, and this part of my story is all about her.  My name is Guillaume, but you can call me Gill, and despite what you hear, this story might be my sister’s fault.

©2017 Rebekah Dodson (P)2018 Rebekah Dodson

Narrator: Matthew DeWolf
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Tremontaine: A Tale of Two Ladies: Episode 12

Summary

Secrets are revealed and dark bargains offered in the 12th and penultimate installment of season one of Tremontaine, the episodic online serial set in Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint universe. Kaab seeks out the services of a good forger before paying a visit to the Duchess Tremontaine. Diane, meanwhile, pays a visit to Highcombe House, the Tremontaine country estate. And at long last, Kaab and Diane face off in a drawing-room duel where the weapon of choice is words. This climactic episode is brought to you by Malinda Lo, who has been waiting eagerly all season to write it!

©2016 Serial Box (P)2016 Serial Box

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Errors of the Flesh

Summary

When the Queen dies, it's up to her young son to become ruler. But what can he do when the twin he absorbed in the womb wants the power, and is trying to break out of the Prince's body?  It's up to a drunken, oversexed Elf (who happens to be the new King's lover), two Dwarves, and a mysterious Druid to set things right, before the kingdom goes up in flames.

©2020 Scott Colbert (P)2020 Scott Colbert

Narrator: Aidan Mayne
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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Stone Under Skin

Summary

Ankit has lived many lifetimes. Once, long ago, he was made of stone and marked with symbols and sigils meant to safeguard him and allow him to protect and serve others. He’s a living gargoyle now, cursed to live as a human; always watching, at all times aware, and constantly searching for his fated one.  While walking home from his job as a librarian, Ethan Lewis is beaten and robbed. Ankit stumbles upon him and instantly recognizes him as the man he’s fated to. He helps him back to his apartment and, after tending his injuries, watches over him.  Fate has woven their lives together for centuries, but in every lifetime, they could never live freely or love each other as Ankit has often dreamed of. To change their destiny, they’ll fight together with other gargoyles and a young watcher who is unaware of the tremendous power she possesses. This will be the last battle against their creator, and they’ll either die fighting for their freedom or survive to live the life they’ve always yearned for.

©2019 BL Maxwell (P)2020 BL Maxwell

Narrator: Allen Jeffries
Author: BL Maxwell
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Marin's Codex

7 ratings

Summary

This is a prequel to the Ancient Dreams trilogy, but is best read after the other volumes.  Some mysteries are shrouded by both time and wars long since past. One of these mysteries revolves around the discovery of the true nature of magic, and the High Mage who ushered in a new era of understanding. Her name was Marin, and her life's work was consumed in the writing of her research.   This is Marin's story, and that of her only student, Emonael, as they completed her research. They faced many trials together, and grew to respect one another as few have ever understood, even as others sought to silence the threat she posed to their power.   This volume also contains a novella, Into the Eternal Wood, a story about Sistina Constella of the Kingdom of Everium.

©2018 Benjamin Paul Medrano (P)2018 Benjamin Paul Medrano

Narrator: Sarah Beth Goer
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
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Dance Only for Me

1 rating

Summary

Jackie is a sorcerer of no small skill from a family of renowned sorcerers. He is frequently called upon to track down lost items or deal with paranormals others can't, and those that don't fear his magic do fear the alchemist-made revolvers at his hips.

Tired of living several states away from his lover Roman, Jackie decides to surprise him with a move to Roman's city - only to find himself the victim of an unhappy surprise and suddenly alone in the city he'd wanted to call home. Then he's unexpectedly hired by a paranormal detective who could use his help and finds himself dragged into a fight that started in the midst of the Civil War.

©2013 Megan Derr (P)2018 Less Than Three Press, LLC

Author: Megan Derr
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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Dust Devil on a Quiet Street

Summary

Dust Devil on a Quiet Street chronicles the remarkable life of Boston-born, New York City-reared author Richard Bowes's childhood and adolescent brushes with dramatic spirits and hustlers, large and small, paved the way for his adult encounters with the remarkable, the numinous, the supernatural. Deftly orchestrated, this ''memoir'' is part impassioned homage to Manhattan decades before and up to its recent wound on September 11th, which creates a hole in the city and allows the ghosts of the dead to return and part tell-all of the uncanny secrets behind life as a university librarian and a group of Greenwich Village writers.

©2013 Richard Bowes (P)2013 Richard Bowes

Narrator: Tom Kane
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Incubus

Summary

Nathan only ever wanted a normal life, but for him, life, family, and love are anything but normal. On the other side of the Veil, dark and light fae exist outside the knowledge of most humans. Nathan Grier was born human, but his twin brother Jim is a changeling. On the run since they were children, time for both of them is running out. Turning to fae hunter Sasha Kelly for help, Nathan must soon face his growing feelings for the other man while trying to save himself and his brother from a fate worse than death.

©2013 Amanda Meuwissen (P)2013 Amanda Meuwissen

Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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Elf Defence

Summary

Royal envoys Calarian and Benji embark on a quest in the alpine duchy of Tournel. Things go rapidly downhill when the duke plummets to his death from the tower wall. Whoops - that's going to be hard to explain. And it’s not as though they can just grab the nearest human and make him the new duke.  Or can they?  Enter one Lars Melker, a slightly gullible cowherd built entirely of muscles and sunshine, who happily accepts their word when they tell him he’s the duke now. Soon, Calarian and Benji are knee deep in teaching Lars how to fake it until he makes it. They're also dealing with mountain trolls, a monster, a missing cow, and, most shocking of all, a growing realisation that their elves-with-benefits arrangement might be turning into something with feelings.  Add in their mutual attraction to Lars, and suddenly the hills are alive with the sound of emotionally compromised collectivist anarchist elves. Also, what’s the deal with those leather shorts? 

©2020 Lisa Henry, Sarah Honey (P)2021 Lisa Henry, Sarah Honey

Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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Magic

Summary

You probably won’t like my story. Heck, I’m not sure if I even like it myself. It’s AD 1154, and my sister Jules and I are trapped in medieval France. My name is Guillaume Lanval, but most people me Gill (and also Henry - long story!) and this is my pretty epic tale about how I braved the cliffs of Dover to become king, how I finally got the girl, and experienced some magical shit along the way. Did I mention the girl is kinda a sorceress? Despite what you hear, I'm starting to think this whole thing is my fault.

©2017 Rebekah Dodson (P)2019 Rebekah Dodson

Narrator: Matthew DeWolf
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
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Flamingoes in Orbit

Summary

A teenager stares at his reflection and sees the Milky Way. A motorbike prowls and growls like a wild animal. A whale sings a song to end loneliness.  Philip Ridley's collection of short stories - like his two adult novels, Crocodilia and In the Eyes of Mr Fury - became an instant cult classic when first published in 1990. Magical, poetic, heartbreaking and humorous, the sequence explores childhood, family life, romantic love in all its aspects - lost, unrequited, obsessional - and does so with a haunting mixture of both the barbaric and the beautiful that has become Ridley's trademark. In particular, these tales deal with the experience of growing up gay in a world still bristling with prejudice, and they sing and howl with the need for equality and freedom.  This edition includes two new stories, "Alien Heart" and "Wonderful Insect", and finally completes a seminal and compelling collection first begun over 30 years ago.

©1990, 2018 Philip Ridley (P)2018 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Josh Shirt
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Lily's Kiss

Summary

It’s the princess’s turn to do the saving! Princess Livia stands atop the tall tower, prepared to scale down it and rescue her maid, Lily. The princess won’t stand to have the delicate Lily imprisoned for the simple crime of love. She’ll do anything for their forbidden love. Even risk breaking her neck. But scaling the tower is only the first task Livia has to complete. She’ll have to break Lily from her cell and flee the castle. If the guards catch her, the alarm will sound. She’ll only have one chance to escape with her lady love. Can Princess Livia overcome the odds and rescue her sweet Lily?  You have to listen to this exciting fantasy adventure to find out!

©2018 JMD Reid (P)2019 JMD Reid

Narrator: Marissa Stevens
Length: 54 mins
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Something Pretty

Summary

This post-apocalyptic dystopian short story follows Elizabeth, a mechanical and chemical engineer who used to work for a rapid prototyping firm. She uses the skills from her former life to provide for her and the woman she took under her protection, Melissa. The two seem to thrive in adverse conditions to bring semi-modern conditions to their hidden camp. But even after the world ends, you sometimes need something pretty.

©2016 Erik Schubach (P)2016 Erik Schubach

Narrator: Jessica Joens
Length: 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Us

62 ratings

Summary

Can your favorite hockey players finish their first season together undefeated? Five months in, NHL forward Ryan Wesley is having a record-breaking rookie season. He's living his dream of playing pro hockey and coming home every night to the man he loves - Jamie Canning, his longtime best friend turned boyfriend. There's just one problem: the most important relationship of his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his success on the ice. Jamie loves Wes. He really, truly does. But hiding sucks. It's not the life Jamie envisioned for himself, and the strain of keeping their secret is taking its toll. It doesn't help that his new job isn't going as smoothly as he'd hoped, but he knows he can power through it as long as he has Wes. At least apartment 10B is their retreat, where they can always be themselves. Or can they? When Wes's nosiest teammate moves in upstairs, the threads of their carefully woven lie begin to unravel. With the outside world determined to take its best shot at them, can Wes and Jamie develop major-league relationship skills on the fly? Warning: contains sexual situations, a vibrating chair, long-distance sexytimes, and proof that hockey players look hot in any shade of green.

©2016 Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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The Raven King

27 ratings

Summary

The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they've always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil. Except Andrew doesn't give up anything for free, and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don't have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil's fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage. Neil's days are numbered, but he's learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won't believe in himself.

©2013 Nora Sakavic (P)2018 Tantor

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Malice Masterpieces: The First Five Books

Summary

Box set of all five of the first five Malice books of the series, including Mysterious Malice (Book 1), Meticulous Malice (Book 2), Mistaken Malice (Book 3), Malicious Malice (Book 4), Masterful Malice (Book 5).

©2012, 2021 K'Anne Meinel (P)2021 K'Anne Meinel

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Vex a Vampire

29 ratings

Summary

Finn Getting into the vampire-only detective unit was the easy part. What’s going to be more difficult is dealing with my new partner - an ancient vampire who keeps threatening to eat me. The unit has never had a human in it. Marcus - or, as I like to call him: Fangy McFangface - would really prefer to keep it that way. He’s grumpy, short-tempered, and broody, but I have a way with words, and I know he’s starting to like me, even if he swears he’s not. But what he doesn’t know is that I didn’t join the unit because I was tired of being a homicide detective. I joined because there is someone after me.  They’ve already taken enough from me, and I’m afraid they’re going to take all of me if I don’t find someone to help. That’s all Marcus was supposed to be, but now, he’s so much more, and I can’t imagine my life without him. Marcus  The moment the pesky human walked through that door, I knew I had to get rid of him. He’s charming, and almost everyone else instantly loves him, but he doesn’t understand how risky it is being part of this unit as a human. But as I get to know the stubborn man, I learn that, perhaps, he’s not as naive as I once thought. And, maybe, he’s what I needed to realize there is more to life than just work and my dog. A group arises that is threatening to disrupt the alliance between the humans and the vampires, but Finn is the one who shows me how strong that alliance can be and reminds me why it’s worth protecting. When threats hit closer to home, I realize I would do anything for Finn because he’s brought so much joy to my life...and because he’s mine.  Note: This book features a creative use for undergarments, unintentional splits, a wolfhound who just wants to be a part of things, a vertically challenged human who still manages to wrap every vampire he meets around his little finger, the best date ever, possessiveness, really awkward dancing, some workplace revenge, and just a bite or two. Or three.

©2020 Alice Winters (P)2020 Alice Winters

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Breaking News

3 ratings

Summary

Usa Today best-selling author Ella Frank continues the story of Alexander Thorne and Sean Bailey in Breaking News. Xander Sean Bailey, the older brother of my lifelong best friend, has always been a surly, temperamental pain in my ass. But sometime during the last few weeks, I’ve gone and fallen head over heels for him.  Gruff and charming, charismatic in his own way, I’ve found myself looking past my preconceptions and discovered a whole new side to Detective Dick - a side I could fall in love with. But life isn’t always easy - it can change course in the blink of an eye. Sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad. I know this because last night I experienced both sides. I went to Sean for help in guarding my body; what I didn’t expect was for him to steal my heart.

©2020 Ella Frank (P)2020 Ella Frank

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Off the Beaten Path

3 ratings

Summary

When Ward Johannsen’s little girl, Ava, shifted into a werewolf, she was taken into custody by the feds and shipped off to the nearest pack, all ties between father and daughter severed. Ward burned every bridge he had discovering her location, and then almost froze to death in the Colorado mountains tracking her new pack down. And that’s just the beginning of his struggle.

Henry Dormer is an alpha werewolf and an elite black ops soldier who failed his last mission. He returns home, hoping for some time to recuperate and help settle the pack’s newest member, a little pup named Ava who can’t shift back to her human form. Instead, he meets Ward, who refuses to leave his daughter without a fight. The two men are as different as night and day, but their respect for each other strikes a spark of mutual interest that quickly grows into a flame. They might find something special together - love, passion, and even a family - if they can survive trigger-happy pack guardians, violent werewolf politics, and meddling government agencies that are just as likely to get their alpha soldiers killed as bring them home safely.

©2017 Cari Z. (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Karen Peakes
Author: Gregg Olsen
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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A Wish Upon the Stars

22 ratings

Summary

Sequel to The Consumption of Magic Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed. The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne. But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choices - and the friends he left behind.

©2018 TJ Klune (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Red, White & Royal Blue

306 ratings

Summary

A 2019 NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of the Year for 2019 One of Shelf Awareness' Best Books of the Year for 2019 One of Library Journal's Best Books of the Year for 2019 A 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards Winner A 2019 NPR Best Book of the Year One of Amazon.com's Best Books of the Year for 2019 One of Vogue Magazine's Best Books of the Year for 2019 Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Debut and Best Romance of 2019 One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2019; an instant New York Times best seller; a Must-Read Book for US Weekly, Vogue, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Oprahmag.com, and more! "Narrator Ramón de Ocampo brings out all the emotion in this tender, serious, funny, and warmly hopeful love story.... Listeners will be swept up as Alex and Henry face questions of identity and coming out amid familial duties and political machinations." (AudioFile Magazine) What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became president, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius - his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, US/British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston's Red, White & Royal Blue proves: True love isn't always diplomatic. Praise for Red, White & Royal Blue: "Effervescent and empowering on all levels, Red, White & Royal Blue is both a well-written love story and a celebration of identity." (NPR) "I took this with me wherever I went and stole every second I had to read! Absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexy - this book had everything I crave. I’m jealous of all the readers out there who still get to experience Red, White & Royal Blue for the first time!" (Christina Lauren, New York Times best-selling author of Love and Other Words and Roomies) "Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second." (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Maybe in Another Life)

©2019 Casey McQuiston (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Ravensong

34 ratings

Summary

Gordo Livingstone never forgot the lessons carved into his skin. Hardened by the betrayal of a pack who left him behind, he sought solace in the garage in his tiny mountain town, vowing never again to involve himself in the affairs of wolves.  It should have been enough.  And it was, until the wolves came back, and with them, Mark Bennett. In the end, they faced the beast together as a pack...and won.  Now, a year later, Gordo has found himself once again the witch of the Bennett pack. Green Creek has settled after the death of Richard Collins, and Gordo constantly struggles to ignore Mark and the song that howls between them.  But time is running out. Something is coming. And this time, it’s crawling from within.  Some bonds, no matter how strong, were made to be broken.

©2018 Dreamspinner Press (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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The Holiday Treatment

4 ratings

Summary

By day, Holly Hudson’s a story editor for Wifetime Network. By night, she’s the writer for the network’s very cheesy, very straight holiday romance series -Christmas in Evermore. Holly took the job to accomplish exactly one thing: A gay Christmas movie. She’s been shot down before, but things start to look up when Meredith Drake unexpectedly moves into the network’s holiday division. On the heels of a brief (but totally hot) fling, Holly and Meredith agree to keep things professional now that they’ll be working together. Especially since the network has a strict policy about workplace relationships. Instead, they vow to channel their passion into a pitch for the network’s first Christmas movie to feature two female leads. In this contemporary romance, Holly and Meredith work to make the Yuletide gayer while discovering that happy endings aren’t only for the movies.

©2020 Elle Spencer (P)2020 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Blow It with a Billionaire

6 ratings

Summary

Be careful what you wish for.... Once upon a time there was a totally ordinary boy who fell for a cold, beautiful prince. Only it's not a fairy tale, it's my life. The prince is a billionaire called Caspian Hart. And we're trying super hard to live happily ever after. He's everything I want, need, and can't resist: a man who looks like a god and bangs like the devil.  Except he's still got his rules and he's still got his secrets...But if there's one thing Caspian's taught me it's that you should never settle for less than you're worth. And I'm worth his trust. I have to show him that I see him. That I'm not afraid of his passion, or his power, or his past. And that I won't settle for less than everything. 

©2017 Alexis Hall (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Rule Breaker

17 ratings

Summary

Is it really wrong to want to murder your boss? Dylan has worked for Gabe for two years. Two long years of sarcastic comments. Two long years of insults, and having to redo the coffee pot four times in the mornings to meet his exacting standards. Not surprisingly he has devoted a lot of time to increasingly inventive ways to murder Gabe. From stabbing him with a cake fork, to garrotting him with his expensive tie, Dylan has thought of everything. However, a chance encounter opens his eyes to the attraction that has always lain between them, concealed by the layers of antipathy. There are only two problems - Gabe is still a bastard, and he makes wedding planners look like hardened pessimists. But what happens when Dylan starts to see the real Gabe? What happens when he starts to fall in love with the warm, wary man that he sees glimpses of as the days pass? Because Gabe is still the same commitment shy, cold man that he’s always been, or is he? Has Dylan had the same effect on Gabe, and has his solid gold rule of no commitment finally been broken? With his heart taken Dylan desperately needs to know, but will he get hurt trying to find the answers? From the author of The Summer of Us comes another scorchingly hot romantic comedy, showing what happens between two men when rules get broken.

©2017 Lily Morton (P)2019 Lily Morton

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Prince of Air and Darkness

8 ratings

Summary

Phineas Smith has been cursed with a power no one could control. Roark Lyne is his worst enemy and his only hope.  The only human student at Mather's School of Magick, Phineas Smith has a target on his back. Born with the rare ability to tap into unlimited magick, he finds both Faerie Courts want his allegiance - and will do anything to get it. They don't realize he can't levitate a feather, much less defend the Faerie Realm as it slips into civil war.  Unseelie Prince Roark Lyne, Phineas's roommate - and self-proclaimed arch-nemesis - is beautiful and brave and a pain in the ass. Phineas can't begin to sort through their six years of sexual tension masquerading as mutual dislike. But Roark is also the only one able to help Finn tame his magick.  Trusting Roark's mysterious motives may be foolish; not accepting his temporary protection would be deadly.  Caught in the middle of the impending war, Phineas and Roark forge a dangerous alliance. And as the walls between them crumble, Phineas realizes that Roark isn't the monster he'd imagined. But their growing intimacy threatens to expose a secret that could either turn the tide of the war...or destroy them both.  Contains mature themes.

©2019 M. A. Grant (P)2019 Tantor

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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The Witch's Blood

3 ratings

Summary

I’ve been living with this burden for years, but my secret has finally been revealed, and I feel like I can breathe again. I’ve wanted to ask - to beg - for help, but the spell that’s held me captive wouldn’t allow it.  With it out in the open, I’m more determined than ever to break the seal from my chest, so I can truly be free. But what if my seal has something to do with one of the most feared prophecies of the millennium? “A broken seal breaks the fragile hold...”  What does that mean? How am I connected? And why do I find myself so deeply drawn to Julius when I know my viramore, my soulmate, is out there somewhere? It’s not fair to either of us to lead Jules on, but it seems that my vampire companion is fierce in his determination to help me.  The Witch’s Blood is the third book in The Ellwood Chronicles and is a continuation of the overall story as we follow Emrys, Julius, Sebastian, and Ailin on their journey.  Warning: The story contains explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 years of age and older.

©2019 Michele Notaro (P)2020 Michele Notaro

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Fools

4 ratings

Summary

Tucker Wright’s Clues for Life: What’s a four-letter word for an utterly oblivious, totally commitment-phobic, heartbreakingly gorgeous man with a pet pig named Bernadette?  That’d be D-U-N-N, as in Dunn Johnson, my very best pal and fishing buddy since I moved to Licking Thicket.  What’s a six-letter word for a nerdy, crossword-loving town doctor who’s doomed to be hopelessly, thoroughly, irrevocably, in love with that straight best friend for the rest of his born days? That’s T-U-C-K-E-R, as in me.  But when I agree to let Dunn be my 24/7 dating coach, and he decides to get our whole crazy town in on the act, there’s only one six-letter word to describe the pair of us. I-D-I-O-T-S.

©2021 Lucy Lennox, May Archer (P)2021 Lucy Lennox, May Archer

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Iron & Fire

5 ratings

Summary

Alliances are forged and broken, friendships shattered, and despite the odds stacked against them, two hearts collide in this explosive sequel to Silk & Steel.   From his mother's cage to a human one, but Lysander's captors are the least of his concerns. Rumors of a monstrous bronze dragon ripple through human camps, a dragon tearing great holes in the world as though searching for something...or someone.    It's just a matter of time before the bronze chief, Dokul, finds Lysander and makes good on his promises. And should he find him, Lysander knows Dokul will not be merciful.   Amidst the greatest of elven victories, Eroan failed. Failed his people, failed himself, and failed the dragon who saved him. But he will not falter. The dragonkin are in disarray, there will never be a greater opportunity to strike. Eroan Ilanea will not fail his people again.    But when rumors of the dragon prince's survival reach him, he must choose: fight for his people or fight for the prince who nobody thought to save?   Contains mature themes.

©2019 Ariana Nash (P)2019 Tantor

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Blood & Ice

3 ratings

Summary

An elven assassin. A dragon prince. Three days they had together. Three days was not enough.    There's a traitor among the elves. A traitor who will stop at nothing to see Eroan pay for the crime of loving a dragon, and Eroan Ilanea will pay with blood.    Lysander has never been free to choose his fate. That is about to change. Finally, he learns what it means to be emerald, but knowledge is power, and power whispers its seductive curse into the ear of a broken prince.     Elf and dragon. Leaders, lovers, fighters. Fates entwined.     But as the dragonkin rise under a new king, will Eroan's and Lysander's boundless love save the world or destroy it forever?    Contains mature themes.

©2019 Ariana Nash (P)2019 Tantor

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Born Again Sinner

10 ratings

Summary

"Cody Davis is gonna make a sinner out of me." Yes, I know exactly who he is. The wounded soldier at the end of Willow Street. Intimidating. Devastatingly handsome. Muscular body chiseled from stone. Deep dark eyes that dare you to come near. Attitude for days. And I just became his caregiver. Everyone warned me to stay away from him - including my father, the respected minister of our small town of Spruce. But clearly, I'm too stubborn to heed good advice, especially when Cody Davis is as frustratingly attractive - and persistent - as they come. As the preacher's son, I have strict morals I must live by. But each day spent with that aggravating hunk makes me question them. My safe and fragile world is turning upside down, and I'm not sure I have the strength to stop it. And even worse: I'm not sure I want to. Temptation this bad never looked so good. This soldier is gonna make a sinner out of me. Contains mature themes.

©2018 Daryl Banner (P)2018 Tantor

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Winter Waites

3 ratings

Summary

Gentry Kane is a rock star I've been half in love with my whole life. And now he's my patient. When Winter Waites knocks on the door to the snowy cabin where his next physical therapy patient awaits him, he has no idea his dream celebrity is on the other side. Gentry Kane is everything Winter has always fantasized about.  But it was only a fantasy. What happens when Winter is faced with the flesh and blood man who wants more than physical therapy? Can one night in a cozy cabin lead to more? And how will that affect Winter's growing career in the tiny, charming town of Aster Valley? Winter Waites is a 25,000-word stand-alone novella.

©2021 Lucy Lennox (P)2020 Lucy Lennox

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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The Twelfth Knight

4 ratings

Summary

To battle an ancient evil, the greatest weapon each hero will have is each other. Hundreds of years ago, facing defeat, the witch Morgana sent monsters into the future to vanquish a humanity King Arthur wouldn’t be able to save. The king might have won the battle, but now, centuries later, a few chosen men will have to fight the war.  Merlin always hated being named after some mythological wizard. His dad had been obsessed with the magic man of King Arthur’s court before his untimely death - a loss that had sent Mel reeling in a downward spiral. He is ill-prepared, to say the least, for the outrageous claims of a proper English knight bent on overcoming evil. Born a commoner, Lancelot was never supposed to be a knight in his own time. Never mind that now in a modern world, he is so woefully untrained to protect. Thrown into a battle centuries in the making, this flawed hero and a young man too used to battling monsters of the present day will have to come together in a last desperate fight to save humanity.  Can Mel and Lance defeat the greatest enemy the world has ever known?  Or, in the midst of fighting evil, will they discover the real threat has always been a shattered heart?  And what if the one fight they cannot ever hope to win is with themselves?

©2019 Victoria Sue (P)2019 Victoria Sue

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Oz

17 ratings

Summary

What happens when temporary becomes forever?  Oz Gallagher does not do relationships well. Bored and jobless after another disastrous hook up, he decides to leave London for a temporary job in the wilds of Cornwall. Surely managing a stately home on a country estate will be easier than navigating the detritus of his relationships at home. Six months there will alleviate a bit of his wanderlust and then he can come back to London as footloose and fancy free as the day he left it.  However, when he gets there, he finds a house in danger of crumbling to the ground and a man who is completely unlike anyone he’s ever met. An earl belonging to a family whose roots go back hundreds of years, Silas is the living embodiment of duty and sacrifice. Two things that Oz has never wanted. He's also warm and funny and he draws Oz to him like a magnet.  Oz banks on the fact that they're from two very different worlds to stop himself falling for Silas. But what will he do when he realizes that these differences are actually part of the pull to one another? Will falling in love be enough to make him stop moving at last and realize that he's finally home?  From best-selling author Lily Morton comes a romantic comedy about two very different men and one very dilapidated house.  This is the first book in the Finding Home series but it can be listened to as a standalone. 

©2018 Lily Morton (P)2020 Lily Morton

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Always Mine: A Love in Eden Novel

5 ratings

Summary

I had one reason for never going back to the small town I once called home, but I never guessed it would be the same one that made me want to stay.... Brooks I grew up in the small town of Eden, Wyoming, but never really felt like I fit in. Until I met the one boy who changed all that. When we were kids, Xavier Price understood horses, but somehow, he got me too. He'd made me feel like I wasn't just the overdressed, too sensitive 15-year-old geek who loved math and didn't always say the right thing. But all that changed the night he threw my trust back in my face and betrayed my family in the worst kind of way. And while I'm back in Eden to make sure my uncle's horse ranch is operating in the black, the one thing I know I won't have to deal with is the man who'd been on the verge of stealing my heart 10 years ago. Because Xavier Price is still in prison for what he did and even if he weren't, he wouldn't be foolish enough to show his face in Eden ever again.  Right? Xavier Wrong. That's what returning to Eden after ten years behind bars feels like. But it wasn't like I had a whole lot of choices. And it wasn't like I was going to be handed any decent job offers, let alone my dream one of working with horses. But that's exactly what happened and now that I'm foreman of Black Hills Ranch, I'm not letting this job go for anything. Not even the spoiled little rich kid I'd thought was different when he'd glommed onto me 10 years ago.  I have no doubt Brooks Cunningham didn't wait long to move on to bigger and better things the second my jail cell was locked behind me, and that's just fine by me. I'd been wrong about the sweet, emotional boy who'd had a habit of wearing his heart on his sleeve anyway.  Except fate has decided to have another go at me by tossing Brooks right back into my sometimes too small world. Gone is the scrawny, stars-in-his-eyes nerd who used to do math problems just for fun. In his place is a gorgeous specimen of a man who thinks he can go toe-to-toe with me and once again destroy everything I've worked for.  Not happening.

©2019 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Risk Taker

8 ratings

Summary

Being in love with your best friend is hard. Henry’s the odd man out. All his friends are settling down, and his reputation as the hook-up king of London seems more like a curse than a blessing, these days. Especially when it keeps photojournalist Ivo, his best friend and the brilliant man he’s loved since they were 15, at arm’s length. But that’s where Ivo wants him, right? Putting aside his feelings, Henry decides to give up casual sex and look for the real deal. After all, he has no chance with Ivo. Or, does he?  Henry is everything to Ivo. Best friend, soul mate, the one person who has never let him down. The one person he is loyal to above everything and everyone. But Henry’s in a box marked best friend, and that’s where Ivo’s kept him for nearly 20 years, despite steadily falling in love with the gentle man. And besides, why would Henry want to date Ivo? Burned out and injured, he’s the walking embodiment of damaged.  Distance has helped Henry and Ivo keep a lid on their attraction, but when they find themselves in the same city for a change -Ivo hurt and needing assistance and Henry more than willing to provide it - the two best friends grow closer than ever, forcing a realization and a decision.  Risk their friendship for their hearts? Or can they have both?  From the best-selling author of Rule Breaker and Deal Maker comes a tender love story about two best friends who are perfect for each other, and always have been...if only they knew it. This is the third book in the Mixed Messages series, but it can be listened to as a stand-alone. 

©2018 Lily Morton (P)2020 Lily Morton

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Common Goal

3 ratings

Summary

“Rachel Reid’s hockey heroes are sexy, hot, and passionate! I’ve devoured this entire series and I love the flirting, the exploration and the delicious discovery in Common Goal!” (Lauren Blakely, number one New York Times best-selling author of A Guy Walks into My Bar) New York Admirals goalie Eric never thought his friends-with-benefits arrangement with much-younger Kyle would leave them both wanting more.... Veteran goaltender Eric Bennett has faced down some of the toughest shooters on the ice, but nothing prepared him for his latest challenge - life after hockey. It’s time to make some big changes, starting with finally dating men for the first time. Graduate student Kyle Swift moved to New York nursing a broken heart. He’d sworn to find someone his own age to crush on (for once). Until he meets a gorgeous, distinguished silver fox hockey player. Despite their intense physical attraction, Kyle has no intention of getting emotionally involved. He’ll teach Eric a few tricks, have some mutually consensual fun, then walk away. Eric is more than happy to learn anything Kyle brings to the table. And Kyle never expected their friends-with-benefits arrangement to leave him wanting more. Happily-ever-after might be staring them in the face, but it won’t happen if they’re too stubborn to come clean about their feelings. Everything they both want is within reach.... They just have to be brave enough to grab it. Game Changers Book 1: Game Changer Book 2: Heated Rivalry Book 3: Tough Guy Book 4: Common Goal Book 5: Role Model

©2020 Rachel Reid (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Cutie and the Beast

4 ratings

Summary

Book one in the new Fae Out of Water series. Temp worker David Evans has been dreaming of Dr. Alun Kendrick ever since that one transcription job for him, because holy cats, that voice. Swoon. So when his agency offers him a position as Dr. Kendrick’s temporary office manager, David neglects to mention that he’s been permanently banished from offices. Because, forgiveness? Way easier than permission. Alun Kendrick, former Queen’s Champion of Faerie’s Seelie Court, takes his job as a psychologist for Portland’s supernatural population extremely seriously. Secrecy is paramount: No non-supe can know of their existence. So when a gods-bedamned human shows up to replace his office manager, he intends to send the man packing. It shouldn’t be difficult - in the 200 years since he was cursed, no human has ever failed to run screaming from his hideous face. But cheeky David isn’t intimidated, and despite himself, Alun is drawn to David in a way that can only spell disaster: When fae consort with humans, it never ends well. And if the human has secrets of his own? The disaster might be greater than either of them could ever imagine.

©2017 E.J. Russell (P)2020 E.J. Russell

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Made Mine: A Protectors / Made Marian Crossover

10 ratings

Summary

What happens when a group of tough vigilantes meets up with a big-hearted family with boundary issues? Reese: It’s supposed to be an easy job. You know, the kind you get after you’ve been gone a while and the boss is unsure of how capable you still are? But then there’s a mugging, an abduction, two thugs, and a blackmail scheme. And smack-dab in the middle of it is a beautiful lost soul who needs me. The scared, young gamer-geek pushes all my protective buttons and awakens something inside me that’s ready to dive right in and inhale the man. But how could I have anything to offer someone like Ben? I’m a mess. Injured, scarred, practically closeted, the recognizable son of a famous man...There’s no way I can ask him to give me a shot at forever. Right? Ben: It seems like I’ve been looking out for myself my entire life. Heck, I was even given away the day I was born. And, yeah, maybe if my adoptive parents had survived, I would have had a nice life. But they didn’t. And I don’t. Instead, I’m forced to put up with a hateful, scheming foster parent for the sake of sticking around to care for my little sister. Only, when a blackmail plan lands little Georgie in the hands of thugs, it’s clear I’m her only hope. At least until I meet the big, strong bodyguard someone sends to watch over me. Reese is everything I’ve ever daydreamed about: protective, attentive, affectionate, and dedicated. But he’s hiding something, and I don’t have the time or energy to figure out what. Because time is running out, and Georgie is the only family I have left. Until the biological brother who never wanted me shows up and turns everything on its head. After having finally accepted it’s just Georgie and me, suddenly falling for my protector and being surrounded by Griff and the Marian clan makes me question everything I’ve ever known about myself and what defines a family. Can a guy with a broken past ever build a family with someone who seems too good to be true? Listening order note: Can be listened to as a stand-alone. While the authors recommend listening to both the Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox and the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy, it isn't required in order to understand the story. At the least, you may want to consider Grounding Griffin (Book 4, Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox) and Unexpected (Book 10, The from the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy) to get a little bit of background. However, this novel, despite being a crossover, has been written in a way that it can be listened to on its own.

©2018 SKLL Books LLC (P)2018 SKLL Books LLC

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Thursday Afternoons

9 ratings

Summary

Thursdays aren't simply another day of the week for Amy Spencer and Ellis Hall. Thursday afternoons sizzle with no-strings sex for the two women, who meet each week in a hotel room to forget their past - and their present. The arrangement works perfectly for Amy, a busy surgeon who's still smarting from a failed relationship. For Ellis, Thursday afternoons act as a pressure valve from her cutthroat job and the mistakes in her personal life she's trying to rectify. But soon the pair discover that their outside worlds are on a collision course with the carefully constructed world they've created on Thursday afternoons. What will happen when they discover the truth about each other? Will their weekly assignations come to a screeching halt, or will they turn into something much, much more?

©2019 Tracey Richardson (P)2019 Tantor

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Omega's Surprise Baby

1 rating

Summary

A haunted omega, a single dad, and the world's sweetest surprise... 

Music has always been the first love of singer-songwriter Kade Ashton. And it was that love that gave him the strength to break free from his arranged marriage to make a life for himself amongst the spotlights. He's living his dream, until a media scandal derails his career and leaves him hiding from the very public he used to seek out.  

But his dream is still alive, and to get his career back on track, he'll take any job that gets him in front of an audience and helps him pay his bills. Even if it means performing at a wedding in that worst of all terrible places - a small town.  

After his husband's death, Shane is convinced he's had his one chance at love and that part of his life is over. He has his kids, and they're enough to keep a single dad on his toes - there's no time or room for dating. Until he's asked to host the singer for his cousin's wedding. First, the sexy omega's music draws him in, then he meets the omega himself. And he realizes that, maybe, love isn't just a one-time thing.  

Still, their one night together was supposed to be just that, until a positive pregnancy test brings them back together. Can they find a harmonious middle ground between small-town father and big-city star, or are they doomed to lives that are out of tune with their hearts?

©2017 Ann-Katrin Byrde (P)2018 Ann-Katrin Byrde

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Raising Hell

2 ratings

Summary

Thirsty?    Take one reckless party boy. (That's me.)    Add an irresistible, hunky math teacher. (He's stupid-hot and driving me crazy.)   Throw in one ice-princess baby sister who hates my guts. (We'll work on that later.)   And you get: One HELL-raising cocktail of trouble.    Welcome to my life. Please drink responsibly.   Contains mature themes.

©2018 Daryl Banner (P)2019 Tantor

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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SPECTR: The Complete Second Series

3 ratings

Summary

Caleb has spent the last six months adjusting to life possessed by the vampire spirit Gray and hunting demons with their boyfriend, federal exorcist John Starkweather. Unfortunately, the other agents of SPECTR view Caleb and Gray as a ticking time bomb. Their frustration mounts as the new district chief puts more and more restrictions on them. John wants to help, but he has problems of his own. Charleston is in the grip of an outbreak of demon possession, and the human members of SPECTR have been pushed to the brink. But Caleb and Gray have a new ally: the drakul Drugoy and his host, Yuri Azarov. Yuri and Dru live by no mortal’s rules, and they can show Caleb and Gray how to do the same...depending on how far they’re willing to go. Because ultimately, Caleb and Gray must decide where they belong: with the only other living drakul, or at the side of the man they love. SPECTR: The Complete Second Series contains: Mocker of Ravens Dancer of Death Drinker of Blood Breaker of Chains Shaker of Earth

©2019 Jordan L. Hawk (P)2019 Jordan L. Hawk

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Sanctuary Found

12 ratings

Summary

Coming home should be the easiest thing in the world, but I've never felt more lost.... When his stellar military career comes to an abrupt and terrible end, 32-year-old Maddox Kent returns to the town he never planned to step foot into again, hoping to mend the rift he himself caused with the brother he left behind. But coming home means facing some hard truths about himself and his actions. When he has the chance to start making amends by helping his brother with the wildlife sanctuary he runs, Maddox is thrown another curveball when a stranger appears.... As long as we keep moving, everything will be okay. That's what I keep telling myself, anyway.... For 21-year-old Isaac, Pelican Bay is only supposed to be a stopping point on the trek from San Francisco to New York. With his little brother, Newt, in tow, Isaac is just looking to make things right by returning something of value to a person he wronged. But "getting lost" in the next big city proves to be a problem when the brutal Minnesota winter claims Isaac's car and strands him and Newt at the animal sanctuary. When the owners of the place offer him a job, a desperate Isaac agrees, despite the presence of a man Isaac instinctively knows could be his downfall.... It should be so easy to let him go, but I can't. And not just because I want to protect him.... Nothing about Isaac makes sense to Maddox. Not his piercings or makeup or flashy clothes. And most certainly not the snarky mouth that doesn't match the vulnerability Maddox sees in the younger man's eyes. But one thing does make sense to the hardened former soldier. Isaac is running from something, and Maddox's gut is telling him not to let Isaac and little Newt go until he can ferret out the truth.

©2018 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Gunnar

1 rating

Summary

I’ve wanted Gunnar forever...and it’s time for him to see that I’m not a kid, anymore. I grew up in Hell’s Ankhor, and even though I’m 25, they all still see me as Ankh and Priest’s kid. Especially Gunnar. The Sargent has known me for years and watched me grow up. I would give anything to have him see me as the man I’ve become, instead of the scrawny boy I used to be, but it’s never going to happen. I need to face the fact that Gunnar will never be mine, but when a devastating revelation sweeps through the club and cuts me to the core, he’s the one I turn to. And just when it seems like things might change between us, a threat from a rival MC puts me in the crosshairs. We can fight any battle that comes at us, but can I make Gunnar believe that our relationship is really strong enough to face any challenge? Or, will new dangers and old fears break our hearts and put the club at risk? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Special Fiction Books (P)2020 Special Fiction Books

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Awkward Love

3 ratings

Summary

Jameson Being a 22-year-old virgin was not on my list of life goals. I don't know how it happened. Well...I never date, dedicate all my time to college, and I'm awkward with a capital A around hot guys - okay, so I know exactly how it happened. When my best friends come up with a plan to make the most of this summer before grad school, I'm all for it. That's how I end up at a charity bachelor auction, bidding on a date I hope will help me toss this V-card out the window. What could possibly go wrong? Will Life is good. I love my new job as PA to the owner of a major production company. Being a prize in a charity auction and scoring the highest bid? Icing on the cake. Now I get to be the date of the most adorable, rambling, bow-tie-wearing grad student I've ever seen. Seriously, I can't be within ten feet of this guy without a smile on my face. When he slips that he's looking for a summer fling to experiment with, I'm game. Jameson is so different from anyone I've hooked up with before, so completely himself, I'm immediately smitten. Oh, and did I mention we find out he's my boss's son? Between keeping our fling-turned-relationship a secret from his dad and another little familial bombshell that gets dropped in our laps, I'm quickly learning that love is a whole lot more complicated than I thought.

©2020 Riley Hart (P)2020 Riley Hart

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Riley Hart
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Top Secret

77 ratings

Summary

Best-selling authors Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy return with their first Male/Male romance in 3 years. LobsterShorts, 21. Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF. LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.  SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.  LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?  SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You?  LobsterShorts: [crickets!]  SinnerThree, 21. Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF. SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?  LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.  SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries.... LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?  SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.  LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing.... Q&A about Top Secret: Q: Have we met these characters before in another book? A: No! These guys are brand new, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.  Q: Is this story MM? Or is it a MMF / MFM / menage? A: This book is MM. Q: Is this a love triangle story? A: Not really. You’ll see.

©2019 Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (P)2019 Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Saving Ren

5 ratings

Summary

Three men brought together by circumstance who found something none of them knew they needed...  Ren Barretti has finally come home after a year of being held captive by the terrorists who slaughtered his entire Special Forces team. But he can't escape the nightmares that torment him or the guilt that he was the only one to walk away. The life his older brothers have brought him home to doesn't exist for him anymore, and to keep them and their loved ones safe from the rage and pain that consume him, Ren needs to disappear.  Police Detective Declan Hale has felt an undeniable pull toward the very straight Ren Barretti since the day Ren's brother married Declan's younger sister almost a dozen years earlier. But even though the Ren who has come home isn't the one who left, all of Declan's feelings come rushing back to the surface, and he steps in to help the only man he's ever truly wanted. And even though there's no future for them, keeping Ren safe is all that matters, and Declan will risk anything to make that happen.  Tough as nails former soldier and mercenary Jagger Varos has returned to Seattle after years of running from his past, and he's hoping that joining Barretti Security Group will help him finally call the city he left behind home. But within weeks, his new beginning is tested after multiple run-ins with the gruff, infuriating Detective Hale. When he inadvertently discovers that Declan is hiding Ren from the very brothers offering Jagger a new start, Jagger finds himself torn between his newfound loyalty to Vin and Dom Barretti and the need to protect the young man he himself helped rescue from his captors.  For Declan and Jagger, it's hate at first sight, but they soon realize that they will need each other if they have any hope of saving Ren from himself. And neither of them expects their mutual distrust in one another to grow into something else entirely or that Ren himself will find in both of them what he needs to rebuild his life and come to terms with who he really is. Can the fierce attraction between three men become something more, or will the demands of the real world tear them apart? 

©2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Hello Forever

6 ratings

Summary

When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities. Six years later Axel is astonished to spot his first love's face in the crowd of a college basketball game he's watching on television - at a school that has just offered him a job. It's a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly he can't wait to get there. Cax can't believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he's still just as drawn to him as ever. But he can't let himself go there again, because loving Axel will mean giving up everything else he holds dear. Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it's Hello Forever.

©2017 Sarina Bowen (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Author: Sarina Bowen
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Rocket Science

5 ratings

Summary

Relationships aren’t rocket science. If they were, I might stand a chance of figuring one out. Elijah Saying I've had a crush on my best friend's older brother, Pax, most of my life is like saying the big bang was just an explosion. It's true, but I'm not sure that quite captures the essence of its true enormity. I know he's only hanging out with me because I'm new in town and getting my PhD doesn't leave me with much time to make friends. And even if it did, my strength is mathematics, not friend-making. What I don't understand is why he kissed me...why he seems to want to keep kissing me. I don't think my advanced physics knowledge is going to help me figure this one out. But I think for once I'm okay with not knowing, as long as Pax and I don't know together. Pax He's still the awkward Nerdlet I remember...he's also probably the cutest, most tempting man I've laid eyes on. I know I should keep my hands off him, but this thing between us is like a force of nature. I want to be his first everything. He says we're nothing more than atoms crashing into each other. I'm no scientist but I don't think either of us are braced for the explosion. Rocket Science is a stand-alone MM romance featuring an inexperienced nerd, a cocky player, and a satisfying HEA

©2019 Kyleen M Neuhold (P)2019 Kyleen M Neuhold

Narrator: Zachary Zaba
Author: K.M. Neuhold
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Before You Say I Do

5 ratings

Summary

What happens if you fall for your bridesmaid? Abby Porter has a high-flying job and the perfect fiancé in Marcus Montgomery. But Abby’s world turns on its head when he hires a professional bridesmaid to help her in the run-up to the wedding. When Abby meets Jordan, she can hardly breathe.  Marcus is oblivious.  The wedding is weeks away. Now the only question is: will Abby make it to the altar?  Best-selling author Clare Lydon brings you a romance to top them all in this story of forbidden love and lesbian romance.

©2020 Clare Lydon (P)2020 Podium Audio

Narrator: Justine Eyre
Author: Clare Lydon
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Flavor of the Month

8 ratings

Summary

Charlie Stetko had a life to envy. A penthouse in Manhattan, a beautiful girlfriend, and a circle of perfect friends. Or so she thought. When her girlfriend sends her packing, Charlie ends up unemployed. Without a place to live or money of her own, she’s forced to do the one thing she vowed she never would: Go back to Shaker Falls, Vermont. Back to her parents, back to the bakery where she worked as a teen, back to the small town life - and the people - she left behind. Emma Grier thought Charlie was the love of her life until that uppity Manhattan entrepreneur swept Charlie off her feet and made her a trophy wife. Charlie left everything Shaker Falls behind, including Emma’s shattered heart. But Emma picked herself back up and now owns a popular restaurant in Shaker Falls. As for her love life? She doesn’t need one. Something else she doesn’t need? Charlie waltzing into her restaurant to sell her the bakery’s pie. What happens when Charlie and Emma realize their differing paths have led them right back to each other?

©2020 Georgia Beers (P)2020 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Narrator: Lori Prince
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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The Bridge: Trolls

1 rating

Summary

Evangeline Kane is thrust into a world and a role she never asked for. She finds herself questioning her sanity as she finds herself bound to a bridge as its Troll when the previous champion died in her arms. The gateway from the Under-Veil to the city of Cincinnati lies unprotected, open to malicious fae intent on chaos and corruption of the mortals that dwell in it, if she does not stand against them.

©2014 Erik Schubach (P)2014 Erik Schubach

Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Johnnie

2 ratings

Summary

A premier lion shifter, Hugh Landry dedicates his life to leading the Berk pride with strength and confidence. Hundreds of people depend on Hugh for safety, success, and happiness. And at over a century old, with more power than can be contained in one body, Hugh relies on a Siphon lion shifter to carry his excess force. When the Siphon endangers himself and therefore the pride, Hugh must pay attention to the man who has been his silent shadow for a decade. What he learns surprises him, but what he feels astounds him even more. Two lions, each born to serve, rely on one another to survive. After years by each other's side, they'll finally realize the depth of their potential, the joy in their passion, and a connection their kind has never known.

©2015 Cardeno C. (P)2015 Cardeno C.

Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Author: Cardeno C.
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Jumping Jude

21 ratings

Summary

Jude: Reaching the top of the country music charts brings out the crazy, and there's no one crazier than my ex. Unfortunately, his threats to out me are escalating. Enter the bodyguard of my dreams. I'd probably chafe under his constant presence if his attention to my body wasn't so...ah...thorough. Now I have to worry about outing myself to millions of fans if I can't keep my hands off him in public. Derek: Now I'm an ex-Marine turned babysitter. If I have to hear Jude sing his mega-hit "Bluebells" one more time, I might murder him myself, and after six years in special ops, I know my way around a weapon. Unfortunately, so does he. Except his arsenal includes washboard abs and a killer set of pipes. I've faced guns, knives, explosives and yet it's Jude Marian who may end up bringing me to my knees. Fair warning: Jude and Derek's story contains frequent detailed scenes of man parts touching, little old ladies being inappropriate, and two lonely hearts coming together in perfect harmony. While it can also be listened to on its own, Jumping Jude is the third in the Made Marian series. Each book tells the story of one of the Marian brothers' search for true love.

©2016 Lucy Lennox (P)2017 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Falling for the Omega

1 rating

Summary

Story takes place in the Omegaverse. Book One in the Hobson Hills Omegas series.   Carter Benson is a lonely, scarred mess of an alpha. Honorably discharged from the army after being injured, he is left with very little that really matters. All he has is a trust fund he refuses to touch, burns on his face, and a brand new prosthesis. He doesn't have his family, he isn't near his friends, and his face makes small children cry. So he goes to Maine, finds a tiny town, and starts a business as a plumber. It doesn't help his loneliness, though. Until a little girl hunts him down and forces him to be her new best friend.   Elijah Wilson has lived in Hobson Hills his whole life. So what that most of the townspeople think he's a whore because he's a single omega and got pregnant at 18? So what if they think he takes advantage of his grandparents by living on their property? Elijah and his large extended family know better. They know that he hasn't dated anyone since before Olive was born. They know he works hard in the family business and is great with investments.  They know the truth, but it can be hard living in a town that doesn't care about the truth. It can also be really lonely. Until his daughter makes a new best friend. When the two men meet, sparks fly. Their lives change for the better, but life isn't always easy. Narrow-minded townspeople and greedy parents can cause a lot of trouble. But there's always hope. There's always love.   Author's Note: This is a m/m, non-shifter, mpreg love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There are a few potty mouths, so beware. Eighteen+ listeners only, please.

©2018 C.W. Gray (P)2019 C.W. Gray

Author: C. W. Gray
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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In the Arms of the Beast

Summary

Laurent: Time traveler. Devoted husband. Stubborn as the devil himself.  Beast: Kings of Hell MC president. Will stop at nothing to protect his family.  After everything Baal put them through, neither Laurent nor Beast considered ever making another pact with a demon, but in the spur of the moment, temptation becomes too great, and they decide on one more deal.  This time, with Mr. Magpie.  But the gift might prove to be more than they can handle. The danger to the human world has already strained their relationship, but Magpie's offering brings out the worst in both Laurent and Beast. Confronted with each other's flaws, they need to decide if, despite all they've been through together, perhaps they're just not meant to be.  With the world on the brink of collapse, and their pact binding them in new and unexpected ways, they have to put their differences aside to stand a chance at saving their family.  Contains mature themes.

©2019 K. A. Merikan (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Author: K.A. Merikan
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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French Kissing, Season 1

5 ratings

Summary

French Kissing: Season 1 (Episodes 1-6) Paris...city of lights, city of love...city of drama! French Kissing follows a group of Parisian women as they navigate the stormy waters of love and life. Claire and Juliette have been best friends for 20 years. Together they own a successful PR agency, but their journey to success has come at a price. Juliette and her partner, Nadia, have drifted apart after 10 years together while Claire hasn't been on a real date for as long as she can remember. Meanwhile, their happily single employee Steph is getting a bit too close to a new, high-profile client. Warning: This title contains sensual language, ladies making love, and possibly more feelings than you can process.

©2014 Harper Bliss (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Abby Craden
Author: Harper Bliss
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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One Walk in Winter

10 ratings

Summary

Nothing’s ever been handed to Olivia Santini, and she’s proud of her work ethic. After seven years as the assistant manager of the Evergreen Resort and Spa, she has ideas to improve the bottom line and increase reservations. When her manager resigns, Olivia puts in her résumé and waits for the interview. The job is practically hers - all she needs is the paperwork. Hayley Boyd Markham is the youngest Markham, the only girl, and the most spoiled. An artistic soul in a family of business-minded type, as she’s always felt like a bit of a screwup. After an embarrassing party situation, her father puts a hold on her allowance and gives her an ultimatum: Spend the winter as manager of the Evergreen Resort and Spa and show him it can turn a profit. Only then will he reconsider her future (and her inheritance). A chance encounter in the woods is filled with chemistry and promise, and though neither Olivia nor Hayley is looking for love, they both feel the possibility. Until they get to work....

©2019 Georgia Beers (P)2019 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Narrator: Lori Prince
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Say You'll Be Nine

9 ratings

Summary

One dilapidated cabin in need of renovation. Two stubborn men pretending to be a couple. Three summer months to get the job done. Four tangled legs in only one bed. Five cameras catching it all for YouTube. Six hundred thousand Instagram followers. Seven nosy family members with opinions. Eight thousand reasons they should never fall in love. Nine million reasons why they will. Say You'll Be Nine is a standalone novel.

©2020 Lucy Lennox (P)2020 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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The Rebuilding Year

11 ratings

Summary

It took losing nearly everything to discover what they can't live without. A few excruciating minutes pinned under a burning beam cost Ryan Ward his job as a firefighter, the easy camaraderie of his coworkers, his current girlfriend, and damn near cost him his left leg. Giving up, though, wasn't an option. He fought and won the battle back to health, over a painful year. Now, choosing a new profession, going back to school, and renting a room from the college groundskeeper should be simple. Until he realizes he's falling in love with his housemate and things take a turn for the complicated. John Barrett knows about loss. After moving twice to stay in touch with his kids, he could only watch as his ex-wife whisked them away to California. Offering Ryan a room seems better than rattling around his empty house alone. But as casual friendship moves to something more, and emotions heat up, the big old house feels like tight quarters. It's nothing they can't learn to navigate, until life adds in unhappy teen kids, difficult family members, and mysterious deaths on campus. Rebuilding will be far from easy, even for two guys willing to open their minds, and hearts.

©2012 Kaje Harper (P)2017 Kaje Harper

Narrator: Gomez Pugh
Author: Kaje Harper
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Hat Trick

6 ratings

Summary

Soren You know what's not fun? Going on a Fiji vacation with four other couples. Especially when recently single. What's even worse is when a past hook-up arrives unannounced. Not only do we have a history, but he's 10 years younger and a famous rock star. Most importantly, he's my friend's little brother. Being trapped on an island with Jet Jackson is going to be sweet torture because all I want is another chance. I just don't think he's going to give it to me. Jet You know what's not fun? Escaping one guy who broke my heart only to run into another. Being on the road for three years has left me exhausted. The last thing I want is for Caleb "Soren" Sorensen to try for round two. I can't fight my draw to him. I've never been able to. I'm suddenly back to being the naïve kid who stupidly lusted after a hockey player. All I can think is if I let Soren get close, I'll walk away from this vacation with a double broken heart. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Eden Finley (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Eden Finley
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Accidental Honeymoon

Summary

Would you marry a woman you hate for a life-changing inheritance? Monica’s business has been hit hard by a global recession, her ex-girlfriend is selling the house out from under her, and the hot handy ma’am Ray, who was hired to fix up the place, turns out to be the most annoying woman on the planet. Could things get any worse? All Ray wants is to finish her job and say adios to the world’s most high-maintenance client. But after being mistaken for Monica’s girlfriend, how can Ray walk away when going along with the charade would grant an old lady her dying wish? It’s not like Ray intended to be so charming that Monica’s grandmother would rewrite her will.  Now, the unlikely couple stands to inherit a vineyard in rural New England and a heap of cash large enough to change both their lives. The only hitch? They have to get hitched. And since Monica is a professional wedding blogger, they’ll have to make it the wedding of the century while convincing two million followers they’re madly in love.  No problem, aside from the simple fact that they can’t stand each other. There’s a good chance the whole thing could end in disaster, but is it possible these enemies might find true love along the way? Best-selling lesbian fiction author Miranda MacLeod has written a slow-burn fake-relationship romance that will warm you through and through. Listen to it today!

©2020 Miranda MacLeod (P)2021 Miranda MacLeod

Narrator: Lori Prince
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Of Sunlight and Stardust

9 ratings

Summary

After the death of his wife, Tanner Rowe takes a step toward making her dying wish come true and buys the house with the dilapidated barn she'd been inexplicably drawn to in the picturesque Upper Peninsula. But after a year, he still can't get past his grief long enough to make the repairs he'd promised.    Recently out of prison, Cole Lachlan has little to his name. Homeless, broke, and without many options as a felon, Cole heads to Red Bluff with hopes of a second chance. There he meets Tanner, whose loneliness mirrors his own, and soon Cole is trading room and board for rebuilding the burned-out barn on Tanner's property that hasn't been touched in 70 years.    Turns out, the barn holds more secrets than either of them could have imagined. After unearthing a hidden journal from 1948, Cole and Tanner spend their evenings poring over the pages, reading about a young man pining after his best friend. The deeper they delve into this forbidden affair from the past, the more Cole and Tanner's own relationship shifts - from acquaintances to friends...to undeniable attraction.    But as they begin to deal with the newness of falling in love in the wake of Tanner's loss and Cole's past, they also become more determined to unravel the mystery of the young lovers who've captured their hearts, the rumors about the fire, and what really happened that fateful night.

©2018 Christina Lee and Riley Hart (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The King's Men

29 ratings

Summary

Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came to PSU he wouldn't survive the year, but with his death right around the corner he's got more reasons than ever to live.  Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing one is unthinkable. Neil should know better than to get involved with anyone this close to the end, but Andrew's never been the easiest person to walk away from. If they both say it doesn't mean anything, maybe Neil won't regret losing it, but the one person Neil can't lie to is himself.   He's got promises to keep and a team to get to championships if he can just outrun Riko a little longer, but Riko's not the only monster in Neil's life. The truth might get them all killed - or be Neil's one shot at getting out of this alive.

©2014 Nora Sakavic (P)2018 Tantor

Author: Nora Sakavic
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Boyfriend 101

3 ratings

Summary

Camden I'm a fun-loving guy who doesn't take life too seriously. If there's something I want, I go for it. Why not? Life's too short to slide into the grave with regrets. But what I don't do is go for men who aren't out and proud. Been there, done that.  The only real way to get to me is to hurt my brother, but now that Sawyer's happy, he doesn't need me anymore. I'm stoked for him, I am! But seeing my friends and brother paired off is a constant reminder of the one thing I don't have but desperately want: Jude.  There's something about this beautiful man who insists he's not into men. Even with my rules about guys who aren't out, I've craved him since the moment he stepped foot in Fever Falls. Now that he's one of my best friends, that desire has raged into an inferno I'm powerless to tame.   Jude I've always considered myself straight. I wrote off the whole fascination with my longtime best friend Rush as something weird that happened. I've been over him for a while now, and the person who helped me was Camden Burke, the flirty man who calls me beautiful.  I used to hate getting compliments about my looks, but when Cam does it...well, let's say the way he makes me feel is my first clue that the thing with Rush wasn't a one-time deal. I'm bisexual. And Cam makes me laugh and always listens. Since I've been in Fever Falls, I've become closer to him than I've ever been with anyone, Rush included. So, when I decide to explore my newfound sexuality, who better than Cam to show me all the pleasures of being with a man?  Only, we get caught, and now it's not just Cam showing me what it's like to be with a guy - he's become my professor in what he calls Boyfriend 101, and apparently, I'm a very good student. But unfortunately, I have some issues to work out and a few exam scores start slipping. Cam has already graded on a curve by breaking some of his rules to be with me. If I can't get my act together, I'll flunk out of Boyfriend 101, and I can't imagine retaking the course with anyone but him.

©2019 Riley Hart (P)2019 Riley Hart

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Riley Hart
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Fearless

Summary

He’s the one who walked away.... Dare Davis, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has been living the past 15 years of his life not taking risks. He considers himself fearless because he refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt him. He’s had his heart broken before, he’s not looking for it to happen again.   He’s the one who let love slip through his fingers.... Noah Pearson, 13-year veteran of the Austin Fire Department, finds himself being roped into a favor by his mischievous stepsister. When Milly invites him to come along on a cruise to the Caribbean, he finds himself giving in. What he doesn’t know is that Milly’s playing matchmaker. However, Milly’s surprise backfires when Noah finds himself front and center with the man who slipped through his fingers 15 years ago.   Some people believe in second chances. Things heat up when the mischievous, fun-loving bad boy comes face to face with this smoking hot firefighter.   Now that Dare and Noah find themselves sharing a room on a week-long cruise, can they find a way to keep the peace and ignore their past? Or - thanks to the decisions they made long ago - will they come full circle, picking right back up where they left off?

©2016 Nicole Edwards Limited (P)2019 Nicole Edwards Limited

Narrator: Rich Miller
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Into Deep Waters

1 rating

Summary

For Jacob and Daniel, two young gay men aboard a US Navy ship in WWII, the risks are high. Not only the risks of injury and death from Japanese planes and submarines, but the risk of discovery. Only a special kind of love is worth taking that chance. But from the moment Daniel meets Jacob's eyes across a battle-scarred deck, he knows he has to try. Being together requires figuring out what it means to be gay in an era when they could be discharged, imprisoned, or worse for admitting the desires of their hearts. Their relationship is measured in stolen moments and rare days of precious leave, with no guarantee there will be a tomorrow. And, if they survive the war, they will need even more luck to keep their love alive through the years to come. This novel was written as part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's 2012 Don't Read in the Closet writing event: Love is Always Write. It won the 2012 LGBT Rainbow Award for Best Gay Historical Romance in 2012 and has been rated by more than 1,300 users on Goodreads with an average rating of 4.41 stars.

©2012 Kaje Harper (P)2015 Kaje Harper

Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Author: Kaje Harper
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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The Captain's Mate

2 ratings

Summary

Welcome back to Charybdis Station and the crew of the Blue Solace (sixth book in the series) Draif Ando started life as a slave on Vextonar. When he was 15, he met his best friend, Leti Ando, and life got a lot better. Now, he's a Charybdis Station captain and works closely with the lord admiral of the station. He is a free man, finally has a purpose of his own, and has the the best lieutenant in the galaxy by his side. If he's so content, why does he yearn for more, and why is he suddenly picturing children with his eyes and Lucas' ears and tail? Lucas Meluth knew that Draif was his life mate from the moment they met. He also knew that Draif was demisexual and wasn't attracted to Lucas. Not at first. Now, Lucas notices the way Draif's eyes follow him and the way Draif's innocent touches are suddenly not so innocent. Has the time come for their friendship to turn into more? Draif and Lucas may finally be figuring their relationship out, but their enemies are approaching and it's time to protect Charybdis station and rid the galaxy of Humans First, once and for all. Author's Note: This is a sci-fi/fantasy, M/M love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There is lots of action, a little sex, MPREG, and a few potty mouths involved in the story. Only 18 and up listeners, please. It is also the sixth book in a series that is best listened to in order. Listen to The Mercenary's Mate, The General's Mate, The Soldier's Mate, The Lieutenant's Mate, and The Engineer's Mate first!

©2019 C.W. Gray (P)2019 C.W. Gray

Narrator: Connor Brown
Author: C.W. Gray
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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A Pint for the Omega

1 rating

Summary

The story takes place in the Omegaverse. This is book five in Hobson Hills Omegas series. Abel Lawson is haunted by the memory of an alpha who was just supposed to be a one-night stand. He can't seem to get Mateo out of his head, even with a busy and full life to distract him.  When he discovers he is pregnant, Abel realizes he wants the whole package. He wants the baby, the husband, and the white picket fence. There is still the little problem of the several thousand miles separating him from the man he wants. Mateo Medina isn't one to let a good thing pass him by. He knows he found the omega of his dreams, and he's determined to find him. Luckily for him, fate is on his side. When his best friend calls him and offers him a job in the very pub Abel owns, Mateo knows he is destined to be with the omega who stole his heart. He takes a chance and moves his small family to Maine. Together, Abel and Mateo build a family and a bond that will see them through everything - fear of heartbreak, protective parents, pushy grandmothers, angry siblings, and dangerous trouble. Author's note: This is a m/m, nonshifter, mpreg, insta-love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There are a few potty mouths, so beware. 18+ listeners only, please. It is the fifth book in the series that is more enjoyable if listened to in order.

©2019 C.W. Gray (P)2020 C.W. Gray

Narrator: Kenneth Obi
Author: C.W. Gray
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Twice Shy

2 ratings

Summary

Sometimes, you get a second chance at love. Sometimes, you hook up with your ex and remember why you broke up in the first place. Amanda Russo knows better than to give her failed marriage another try, but the brief fling reminds her there’s more to life than work and parenting. When the architect she hires to remodel her bakery turns out to be as charming as she is talented, Amanda finds herself ready to take a chance on new love. The only problem? Her ex-wife didn’t get the memo. For Quinn Sullivan, the sting of divorce is still fresh. Getting set up by pretty much everyone she knows hasn’t inspired her to give love another shot. Meeting Amanda does. Sure, they’re working together, but that’s not a deal breaker. Amanda’s ex might be another story.

©2020 Aurora Rey (P)2020 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Narrator: Keira Grace
Author: Aurora Rey
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Finding Home

4 ratings

Summary

"I've done everything wrong, Finn. From day one. It was the only way I knew how to be with you and still be worthy of you. But I see now that I never really was." (Callan)  Vengeance. It's the one thing on ex-cop Rhys Tellar's mind and he's spent every day of his two-year prison sentence planning how he'll bring down the former lover and partner who sold him out and cost four people their lives. A six-month parole stint working at the CB Bar Ranch in southwestern Montana should be the easiest thing he's ever done. But the last thing he expects is to feel something for both the charismatic ranch hand who befriends him and the enigmatic foreman who's pretending to be something he's not.  A future. That's what Finn Stewart wants, but to have it he must leave behind the man he wants above all others, his very straight boss and best friend, Callan Bale. As the only openly gay man in a small, homophobic community, Finn has to fight every day to be who he is and walking away is starting to seem like the easier path. Until Rhys Tellar shows up and changes everything.  A lie. Callan Bale's entire life has been about hiding the man he really is and it's about to cost him the one person who's managed to worm his way past the walls he's spent years putting up. But choosing Finn would mean giving up everything he's worked for and breaking the promises he's made. At least losing the younger man to Rhys means Finn can have the life he deserves.  Three men. Three choices. One chance at finding home.  Can be heard as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers.  This series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they should be heard in order, but it is not required.

©2015 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Snow Kisses for my Omega

2 ratings

Summary

Story takes place in the Omegaverse. Hobson Hills Omegas: Book Two. Greyson Bishop is a hot mess. He's pregnant, and his alpha dumped him. His boss is stealing his work and claiming it as his own. His roommate is abusive, and his landlord just gave him a week to move out. Most importantly, he's in love with a man that's way out of his league. He needs to get his shit together so he can be a good father and maybe, just maybe, catch the alpha of his dreams. Harper Wilson has his shit together but desperately wants the omega he's fallen in love with. Grey knows Harper is a demisexual and accepts him, lock, stock, and barrel. All he needs to do is figure out how to get his omega out of Florida and into Harper's home in Maine. The two men are meant for each other, but vile exes and lying bosses do their best to ruin the happily ever after Grey and Harper deserve. Author's note: 30,000+ words. This is a m/m, non-shifter, mpreg love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There are a few potty mouths, so beware. 18+ listeners only, please. It is the second book in the series but can be listened to as a stand-alone.

©2018 C.W. Gray (P)2019 C.W. Gray

Narrator: Curtis Lee
Author: C. W. Gray
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Just Jorie

4 ratings

Summary

Some believe that special someone is out there just waiting to be found. Jorie Andolini is one of those people and has spent a lot of time envisioning that moment. She bumps into a woman at a grocery store, the woman drops a can of peas, Jorie picks it up, their eyes meet, and two souls connect. But it's actually a wasted trip to New York, a snowstorm, and a canceled flight home that puts her in the path of Lena Vaughn. Lena has found fault in every man she's ever dated. Her dream of finding a husband is dwindling with every year that passes. Despite what her friends say, Lena doesn't believe she has a fear of commitment, she simply hasn't found a man she wanted to commit to. It comes as a surprise that in fact it is a woman who stirs those desires. For Lena, it's not really a matter of sexuality, it's just Jorie. Travel the road to happiness with Jorie and Lena. Two crazy old women, meddling friends, and cattitude are just some sights you'll see along the way.

©2013 Robin Alexander (P)2016 Dog Ear Audio

Narrator: Lisa Cordileone
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Destined to Fall

Summary

There are parts of our lives which are predestined, and no matter how hard we try, we can’t change what will happen - what must happen. Andrew Manners understood that better than most, but it didn’t change how he felt about his past or his desire to change it.  Even angels have regrets, and after living two mortal lifetimes in his angelic form, and with countless other years ahead, he would give it all up to be with the man he’d loved and lost for just one short lifetime together.  “Everything has a price. Every journey has an end.” The price Andrew paid when his journey ended was immortality. A gift, some would say. A curse, others would whisper.  He’s walked the earth for almost 100 years, putting aside all selfish needs while caring and offering comfort to others. When he finds a dying man on the streets of London, he’s unprepared for how it will change his life.  “I never knew how my life could change in such a short space of time, or how one decision would affect the outcome in such a monumental way.” Josh is inconsolable after losing his partner, and as Andrew guides the grief stricken man through his pain, he’s forced to recall his own mortal life and the lover he left behind. Looking back allows him to see what he could find with Josh, but such a strong bond shouldn’t exist between a mortal and an angel, and Andrew struggles with the demands of his angelic duties and what his heart needs.  “I found out it was possible to love, and be loved in return, only to face losing it all.” Knowing a relationship can only bring them both heartache, and unable to explain his angelic form, Andrew believes he will spend an eternity mourning what could have been. “The true measure of love is what you’re willing to give up for it.” With the terrifying prospect of living forever without the man he loves weighing heavily on his soul, Andrew seeks out a different path, one which could lead him into the hands of the demonic creatures which now hide in the shadows around him, or lead him into the arms of his soulmate. The risks are great. Andrew’s very soul is in danger. But what good is a soul without its mate?Falling in love was easy. Falling for love would be the hard part.

©2017 Louisa Mae (P)2020 Louisa Mae

Narrator: Dan Calley
Author: Louisa Mae
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Blue Mountain

3 ratings

Summary

Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home. A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone. A mate is a dream come true for Mitch, and he won’t let little things like Simon’s rejections, attacks, and insults get in their way. With patience, seduction, and genuine care, Mitch will ride out the storm while Simon slays his own ghosts and Mitch’s loneliness.

©2014 Cardeno C. (P)2014 Cardeno C.

Narrator: Sean Crisden
Author: Cardeno C.
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Romancing the Inventor

5 ratings

Summary

Narrated by the wonderful Emma Newman, this is Gail Carriger's first steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who's too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she? Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry? This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger's Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea. Delicate sensibilities? This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail. Supernatural Society novellas can be consumed in any order. Look for surprise appearances from popular characters and the occasional strategic application of cognac.

©2016 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2017 Gail Carriger LLC

Narrator: Emma Newman
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Kick at the Darkness

2 ratings

Summary

To live through the zombie apocalypse, they have to survive each other first. College freshman Parker Osborne is having the worst day ever. He humiliated himself trying to pick up a cute guy, he hasn't made any friends at school, and his stupidly hot jerk of a TA gave him a crappy grade on his paper. He's going to drop Adam Hawkins' film class and start fresh tomorrow after he's had a good sulk. But Parker's about to find out what a bad day really looks like - if he can survive the night. A virus is unleashed, transforming infected people into zombielike killers. After these quick and deadly creepers swarm campus, Parker only escapes thanks to Adam swooping him onto the back of his trusty motorcycle. Now they're on the run - and stuck with each other. When they're not bickering, they're fighting off the infected in a bloody battle for survival. Their only hope is to head east to Parker's family, but orphaned Adam has a secret he's not sure Parker will accept: He's a werewolf. Can they trust each other enough to find some light in these dark days? Contains mature themes.

©2015 Keira Andrews (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tristan James
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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The Redemption of River

1 rating

Summary

River Larsen is a world traveler, truth-seeker, and tantric healer. He’s a master of loving all - and no one. Both his past and his spiritual path warn him against attachment. When he falls for his surrogacy client and coffee magnate, Brent McKay, River tells himself it’s a temporary idyll, a beautiful encounter they’ll both enjoy and move on from like mature adults. Only his heart misses that memo.  Brent McKay hasn’t been interested in sex since his wife died two years ago. When he goes to Expanded Horizons sex clinic in Seattle for help, he meets River Larsen, a sex surrogate specializing in reiki massage and tantric sex therapy. Brent never expected to be interested in a man, but River’s light-filled spirit, inner peace, and electric touch bring him back to life. Brent’s loyal heart is ready to commit again. But how can he convince River that love can last forever - if you just have faith?  The Redemption of River features a widower who surprises himself, a gorgeous hippy who thinks he’s a dandelion puff, an age gap, midlife discovery of bisexuality, foodie Seattle, a houseboat, dogs, a trip to Mumbai, and tantric secrets. (You know, the ones that let you have sex for hours. Those secrets.)  The Redemption of River takes place in part at the Expanded Horizons sex clinic and is thus book four of the Sex in Seattle series. It features a brand new couple and can be listened to as a stand-alone. 

©2020 Jane Holmes (P)2020 Jane Holmes

Author: Eli Easton
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Until Forever Comes

2 ratings

Summary

A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes. Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can't shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his packmates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: Draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate: a vampire named Miguel. More than four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they're true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent, and being together comes so naturally that Miguel can't resist for long. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other's side until forever comes.

©2013 Cardeno C. (P)2015 Cardeno C.

Narrator: Charlie David
Author: Cardeno C.
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Crazy Little Thing

Summary

Crazy Little Thing...called love. A new lesbian romantic comedy from the best-selling authors who brought you More Than a Kiss!  Ollie and Claire fell head over heels in love, drove to Iowa and got married. One year later they realized they’d made a big mistake. But in order to get divorced they have to drive back to Iowa and live together for three months before the judge will grant them a divorce. Can Ollie and Claire fall back in love? Can their love survive a divorce?  Join Ollie and Claire as they teeter between happily ever after and happily never after - along with a zany cast of characters: Elvis, the ghost of the King of Rock ‘n Roll; Scarlet, the girlfriend who worships plastic surgery; G-Ray, who was abducted by aliens and thinks his buttocks are clairvoyant; EZ, a narcoleptic who fell asleep in 1987 and doesn’t know that time has moved on; Doctor Secaule, a Nazi dominatrix marriage counselor, and Oscar the Weiner dog...with a guest appearance by Meyer the hedgehog.

©2014 Layce Gardner (P)2021 Layce Gardner

Narrator: Layce Gardner
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Dawn of Change

8 ratings

Summary

Susan Sterling wanted nothing more than to escape her life...and her marriage. The family's secluded cabin in Kings Canyon National Park seemed the only place for her to find peace. But it took Shawn Weber coming into her life for her to find the courage to make changes. The budding friendship between the two women strengthens into an intense emotional bond, a bond that soon eclipses friendship.    Despite pressure from her family to reconcile with her husband, Susan can't deny the feelings that Shawn stirs in her. Susan finds she's willing to forsake her entire family for a chance at love with Shawn.

©2005 Gerri Hill (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Abby Craden
Author: Gerri Hill
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Blade

2 ratings

Summary

An MC President and his enemy’s son make for an explosive combination.... Blade has a motorcycle club to run, and he doesn’t need a turf war on his hands. When a beautiful young man with haunted eyes walks into his bar, Blade’s protective instincts roar to the surface. The kid clearly isn’t made for MC life, but once Blade has had a taste, he can’t let go.  All MCs can burn in hell, as far as Logan is concerned. He’s seen the way his father runs his club, and he wants nothing to do with the life. But infiltrating Hell’s Ankhor is his one chance at escape, and now he’s in the crosshairs of the sexy as sin, President Blade. How can Logan resist the strong, protective man when he’s everything he’s ever wanted in a partner?  But Blade is still a big rough biker who will do anything to protect his club. What will he do when he finds out who Logan truly is? And how much destruction will Logan’s father cause when he finds his son in bed with the enemy?

©2019 Special Fiction Books (P)2021 Special Fiction Books

Narrator: Andrew Morrison
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Enemies of the State

10 ratings

Summary

Newly elected President Jack Spiers's presidency is rocked from the very beginning, and he's working furiously to keep the world from falling apart. Between terrorism attacks ripping apart Europe, Russia's constant posturing and aggression, and the quagmire of the Middle East, Jack is struggling to keep his campaign promise - to work toward a better, safer world.  For Special Agent Ethan Reichenbach, Jack is just another president, the third in 12 years. With Jack's election, he's been promoted, and now he's running the presidential detail, which puts him side by side with Jack daily. He's expecting another stuffed suit and an arrogant DC politician, but Jack shocks him with his humor and humanity.  There are rules against a Secret Service agent and one of their protectees developing a friendship - big rules. Besides, Jack is straight as a ruler, and a widower, and Ethan has always avoided falling for straight men. Ethan keeps his distance, but Jack draws him in, like gas to a naked flame, and it's a lure he isn't strong enough to turn away from.  Contains mature themes.

©2016, 2019 Tal Bauer (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: John Solo
Author: Tal Bauer
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Coyote Blues

3 ratings

Summary

Riley Dawson is a psychotherapist with a lycanthropic affliction. She’s a werecoyote, to be precise. A foundling adopted by wealthy parents, Riley led a privileged life until she fell in love with Fiona Bell, an evangelical preacher’s daughter. Raging hormones, the full moon, and the pull of Fiona Bell on her teenage heartstrings triggered her first transformation. Unfortunately, her parents witnessed the change and sent her off to college with a trust fund and an agreement never to return home. Twenty years later, Riley shares a lucrative therapy practice with Dr. Margaret Spencer. Margaret, her wife, and her gay brother-in-law are the only ones who know Riley’s secret. Afraid of risking exposure, Riley restricts her love life to online hookups. But when a family is referred for treatment and Fiona Bell comes back into her life, all the rules of the client-therapist relationship are tested and Riley’s world is turned upside down.

©2020 Karen F. Williams (P)2020 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Narrator: Paige McKinney
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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The Necromancer's Dilemma

13 ratings

Summary

Even love can die without trust. Angel's brother, Isaac, has returned home, and the pair begins to make slow and awkward attempts back to each other. Learning how to be a brother to a grown man instead of a parental figure has Angel adjusting his behaviors and habits, and Isaac still remains a mystery. Was it merely entering adulthood that turned Isaac away from an overprotective Angel, or does Isaac carry a secret that will keep them from finally being a real family? Daniel Macavoy, Angel's new apprentice, is torn between his bond with Angel and the grasping machinations of his father. Dealing with a traumatized apprentice with dangerous holes in his magical education, saving Daniel may be harder than Angel first thought - especially since the biggest problem is not revenge, but guilt. The one shining beacon in his life is Simeon, Elder vampire of Boston's only Bloodclan. Four hundred years old and sexy as sin, Simeon is warrior and sage, patient and cunning. The strength Angel draws from Simeon's devotion and the newborn mate-bond between them is steadfast and true - and the fount of death magic that animates the undead lord places Angel in the midst of a power struggle for control over himself, his lover, and his family. Through it all, Angel is beleaguered by the unwanted attention of a troll-hybrid, the adventures of a dragon in the city, and a serial killer has decided to hunt the back alleys and midnight streets of Boston. Contains male/male sexual content. Violence, gore, sex, vampires. A cute dragon and some snark. Okay, lots of snark.

©2017 Sheena Jolee Himes (P)2017 Sheena Jolee Himes

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Author: SJ Himes
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Semper Fi

3 ratings

Summary

The war is over. The battle for love has just begun. As Marines, Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific. Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him, Jim went home to his apple orchard and a quiet life with his wife and children. Knowing Jim could never return his forbidden feelings, Cal hoped time and an ocean between them would dull the yearning for his best friend. But when Jim's wife dies, Cal returns to help. He doesn't know a thing about apple farming - or children - but he's determined to be there for Jim, even as the painful torch he carries blazes back to life. Jim is grateful for his friend's support as he struggles with buried emotions and dark wartime memories. Then Jim begins to see Cal in a new light, and their relationship deepens in ways neither expected. Can they build a life together as a family and find happiness in a world that would condemn them? Contains mature themes.

©2014 Keira Andrews (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: John Solo
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Gray's Shadow

1 rating

Summary

There can be no shadow without the man to cast it.   After losing his twin brother, Gray has devoted his life to the Kings of Hell MC. He will do anything to protect his family and that means anything.   Even sell his own shadow to the devil.  Following a fire that left him without one arm, Gray feels pushed to the sidelines. In order to prove to his club that he is still capable of completing dangerous tasks, he will have to team up with the strange creature from the Other Side. Tall, inhumanly strong, and menacing despite the handsome exterior, Shadow is just the tool Gray needs.   The moment Shadow lays his eyes on Gray, he wants to crawl under Gray's skin and make the human his.   Gray on the other hand isn't willing to get attached to a monster destined to do the devil's bidding and disappear once his time is up. Rejected, Shadow has to do everything in his power to convince his human that they belong together.   But as the clock ticks away precious minutes of Shadow's existence, Gray will have to choose between his loyalty to the Kings of Hell MC and responsibility for the creature he brought into this world.   Contains mature themes.

©2018 K. A. Merikan (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Author: K.A. Merikan
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Ground Zero

10 ratings

Summary

Heat, humidity, and homicide are things veteran Detective Sawyer Key expects to encounter on his first day with the Savannah Police Department, but the hostile reception from his new partner catches him by surprise. Sawyer isn't a stranger to heartache and recognizes that Royce Locke is a wounded man who's reeling from a devastating loss. Relentless and patient in all things, Sawyer is determined to make the new partnership work. Savannah, Georgia, is known for her quirky people, oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and antebellum architecture. Beneath the Southern charm and hospitality, festering hatred and violence is soaring with the summer temperatures. Locke and Key find themselves at the epicenter when their first case involves the death of a former shock jock who appears to be the victim of vigilante justice. Opposites in nearly every way, the two detectives set aside their differences to take back their city and restore law and order. From this reluctant truce, an intense attraction grows that will either tighten or shatter their tenuous bond. The fuse is lit, the clock is running, and the zero hour is upon them. Ticktock. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Aimee Nicole Walker (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tristan James
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Storm Season

Summary

Death brought him home, will love keep him there? Agent Adam Klay is home to bury his father, not to fall in love. Improbably, it fell into his lap. Micah Ryan's been running on remote since his family died; the arrival of Adam Klay brings to life feelings Micah never thought he'd feel again. A series of ominous events force Adam to face his feelings, can he protect Micah from a killer's crosshairs without losing his heart? Storm Season is a dual POV about a terminally grouchy Federal Agent who discovers his softer side and a sweet man who thought he had nothing to live for. The Accidental Roots series follows a different couple in each book as they try to stop killers and unravel a human trafficking ring.

©2017 Elle Keaton (P)2020 Elle Keaton

Narrator: Nick Gallagher
Author: Elle Keaton
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Heartsick

1 rating

Summary

An ER physician and a paramedic must heal the most painful affliction of their lives?their own broken hearts.   A seasoned paramedic and former soldier, Angie Cullen has helped put people back together again. But her battle-tested heart is no match for the devastation of her partner cheating on her with the wife of ER physician Dr. Victoria Turner. When a car crash brings the betrayal to a shocking climax one evening in the ER, Angie and Vic find themselves unlikely and wary allies as they attempt to pick up the broken pieces of their lives. While each holds the remedy to the other’s broken heart, can Angie and Vic trust enough to love again?   From the best-selling author of The Candidate, By Mutual Consent and Delay of Game comes an unforgettable medical romance about finding love again in the wake of a devastating betrayal.

©2017 Tracey Richardson (P)2017 Bella Books

Narrator: C.C. Sinclair
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Everything Changes

2 ratings

Summary

Former Marine and lower-leg amputee Carey Everett keeps a grueling schedule of counseling fellow war veterans and their families. The injury he received in Afghanistan forces him to rely on a reserve of strength he didn't even know he had. A much deserved vacation will let him reconnect with his best friend, who saved his life and has been there for him through devastating injury and painful recovery. Part-time EMT and aspiring singer Jase DeSantis has been in love with Carey for years, but he's come to accept that his straight friend will never be able to offer more. Jase fills his days with band rehearsals, ambulance shifts, and willing groupies, all while trying to cope with debilitating PTSD. A week of sun, fun, and music in San Diego changes Jase and Carey's lives forever when their relationship takes an unexpected turn. Jase has been longing for that change, but it leaves Carey reeling with confusion. As Jase fights to hold things together, Carey deals with doubts, fears, and his own preconceived notions about labels and the true nature of love.

©2015 Melanie Hansen (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Robert Nieman
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Paper Love

8 ratings

Summary

Falling in love wasn't part of the plan in this lesbian romance from best-selling author Jae.   Susanne Wolff isn't thrilled when her mother sends her all the way across the country to Freiburg to save her uncle's stationery store from bankruptcy. Freiburg is too provincial for her taste, and besides, pen and paper are outdated anyway.   Anja Lamm, Paper Love's only full-time employee, takes an instant dislike to the arrogant, digital-loving snob who's supposed to be her temporary boss.   But thanks to a meddling cat, a business trip to a stationery fair, and an armada of origami boats, Anja soon starts to see beneath Susanne's aloof exterior, and Susanne discovers how sexy pens and notebooks can be - at least when Anja handles them.   As the end of Susanne's three-month stay approaches, will she stick to her plan to leave, or will she open her heart to more than just paper love?   Contains mature themes.

©2018 Jae (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Abby Craden
Author: Jae
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Borrowing Blue

22 ratings

Summary

Blue: When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I've moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me is more than willing to share a few kisses in the name of revenge. It gets even better when those scorching kisses turn into a night of fiery passion. The only problem? Turns out the stranger's brother is marrying my sister later this week. Tristan: I have one rule: no messing with the guests at my vineyard resort. Of course, the one exception I make turns out to be the brother of the woman my brother's about to marry. Now we're stuck together for a week of wedding activities, and there's no avoiding the heat burning between us. So fine, we make a deal: one week. One week to enjoy each other's bodies and get it out of our system. Once the bride and groom say I do and we become family, it'll all be over between us. Right? Fair warning: Blue and Tristan's story contains smoking hot scenes of man parts touching, pee-in-pants descriptions of grannies cursing, and the sweet improbability of two strangers finding their happily ever after when they least expect it. Borrowing Blue is the first in the new Made Marian series. Each book tells the story of one of the Marian brothers' search for true love and can be listened to as standalone or as part of the series.

©2016 Lucy Lennox (P)2016 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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When Katie Met Cassidy

12 ratings

Summary

"A film-ready rom-com about finding love when you least expect it." (Elle) "My favorite romantic book of recent memory." (Emma Straub) "The delightful, sexy, queer rom-com of the summer...[with] all the makings of a Nora Ephron classic." (Vogue.com) One of NPR's best books of 2018. One of Washington Post's 50 notable works of fiction in 2018. From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about the importance of women taking the reins - this time, when it comes to love, sex, and self-acceptance. When it comes to Cassidy, Katie can't think straight. Katie Daniels, a 28-year-old Kentucky transplant with a strong set of traditional values, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she finds herself seated across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price, a sexy, self-assured woman wearing a man's suit. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love. When Katie Met Cassidy is a romantic comedy about gender and sexuality and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want. It's also a portrait of a high-drama subculture where barrooms may as well be bedrooms and loyal friends fill in the spaces absent families leave behind. Katie's glimpse into this wild yet fiercely tight-knit community begins to alter not only how she sees the larger world but also where exactly she fits in.  

©2018 Camille Perri (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Allyson Ryan
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Right as Raine

5 ratings

Summary

The first book in an exciting new series by Lucy Lennox!  Right as Raine features a rookie NFL player and his unexpectedly adorable live-in chef. The only problem? That chef happens to be the coach's son. And that's a personal foul.

©2021 Lucy Lennox (P)2020 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Hotel Queens

6 ratings

Summary

Ice meets fire in this opposites-attract lesbian romance, which is as layered, sassy, and smart as its characters. Over one long night at a bar in Las Vegas, two powerful hotel executives meet, flirt, and challenge each other - having no clue they’re rivals after the same dream deal. Brilliant ice queen Amelia Duxton is a hotel vice president who thrives on control, truth, and efficiency. She’s in no mood for love or the mess it brings. All she wants is to buy the coveted Mayfair Palace - a massive deal that could finally help her land the CEO job in her family’s hotel empire. Fiery Kai Fisher is charming and chaotic and renowned for closing ambitious deals. Her sights are set on snatching the Mayfair Palace out from under the nose of her hated arch rivals, the Duxton family. But when secrets emerge and everything starts to fall apart, how can either of the warring women win - especially when they’ve just met their match?

©2020 Lee Winter (P)2021 Ylva Publishing

Narrator: Angela Dawe
Author: Lee Winter
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Somebody to Love

9 ratings

Summary

Chicago homicide detective Tyler Jamison has accepted the fact that he was born defective. Women just don't do it for him, and he can't contemplate any other option. So, loneliness it is. Ian Alexander has met the man of his dreams, but the guy's in complete denial of his sexuality. Ian's not giving up on Tyler, though. Tyler's a domineering, controlling force of nature...just what Ian has always craved in his bed. When a serial killer sets his sights on Ian, Tyler will do anything to protect the much younger man. For the first time in his life, Tyler has experienced desire, and it's for another man. How much will it take for him to become the man he was meant to be?

©2019 April E Barnswell (P)2020 April E Barnswell

Author: April Wilson
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Virgin Flyer

31 ratings

Summary

Wanted: One night together, no strings attached. Hold me, make love to me, treat me like I’m the most important person in the world. No talking. No names. And don’t be surprised if I’m gone in the morning. After crushing on my best friend for years, I realize he’ll never want someone inexperienced like me. So I decide to get it over with, play the V-card once and for all with an anonymous hook-up. The terms are simple: No talking, no names. It isn’t as easy as it seems. Now I can’t get the handsome stranger who greeted me with soft kisses and gentle touches out of my mind. Those hands, those lips...but it was just a one-time thing, and I need to forget about him once and for all. At least I know I won’t ever see him again - until I board a flight and catch sight of a familiar profile in the cockpit just as the door closes.

©2020 Lucy Lennox (P)2020 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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In the Wreckage

19 ratings

Summary

A Marine with honor. After surviving a horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he’s been working for the Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team - all against the wishes of his family. The job requires his full dedication, so it’s no surprise Jamie doesn’t have time for a relationship. An enticing one-night stand with a gorgeous stranger is all it takes to show Jamie exactly what he’s been missing. When a mission to take down a terrorist cell brings that same stranger back into his world, Jamie’s life gets complicated. A soldier with secrets. Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan was only looking to relieve some stress after a long mission. He didn’t know the hot guy he picked up at a bar was the leader of the MDF’s top field team. When Kyle and his partner get seconded to Alpha Team to help fight a terrorist threat, he has to balance his desire for Jamie against his duty to keep his secrets safe. That gets harder and harder to do amidst regulations both are tempted to break. Two men trying to survive. Giving into passion could cost both their careers. Abiding by the rules will only result in heartache. An attack on MDF headquarters brings with it a choice Jamie and Kyle can’t escape - duty, or love?

©2017 Hailey Turner (P)2018 Hailey Turner

Narrator: Greg Boudreaux
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

499 ratings

Summary

2018 Audie Award Finalist for Multi-Voiced Performance From Taylor Jenkins Reid, "a genius when it comes to stories about life and love" (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress' relentless rise to the top - the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?  Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jump-start her career.  Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late '80s and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn's life unfolds - revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love - Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn's story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.  Written with Reid's signature talent for "creating complex, likable characters" (Real Simple), this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means - and what it takes - to face the truth. 

©2017 Rabbit Reid, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Changing the Script

Summary

A funny, small-town lesbian romance about clashing cultures and daring to dream big. LA-based English indie filmmaker Alex Levitin reluctantly takes a job in New Zealand to save the "worst movie ever", Shezan: Mistress of the Forest. Things might go easier for her if she didn't almost run over the standoffish, beautiful local cop on her first day in town. And it'd really help if her film set wasn't being mysteriously sabotaged.  When Ika Whenu's Senior Constable Sam Keegan isn't trying to stamp out a motorcycle gang drug problem afflicting her town, she's publicly slamming everything about the exploitative film, Shezan, and the Hollywood blow-ins making it. That includes its nerdy, cute director, Alex, who has woeful driving skills to go with her smart mouth.  Against the stunning scenery and chaotic film-set backdrop, attraction flares between the two warring women as they're forced to work together to find the set saboteur. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Lee Winter (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Claire Alain
Author: Lee Winter
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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A Little Light Mischief

1 rating

Summary

A seductive thief... Lady’s maid Molly Wilkins is done with thieving - and cheating and stabbing and all the rest of it. She’s determined to keep her hands to herself, so she really shouldn’t be tempted to seduce her employer’s prim and proper companion, Alice. But how can she resist when Alice can’t seem to keep her eyes off Molly?  Finds her own heart... For the first time in her life, Alice Stapleton has absolutely nothing to do. The only thing that seems to occupy her thoughts is a lady’s maid with a sharp tongue and a beautiful mouth. Her determination to know Molly’s secrets has her behaving in ways she never imagined as she begins to fall for the impertinent woman.  Has been stolen. When an unwelcome specter from Alice’s past shows up unexpectedly at a house party, Molly volunteers to help the only way she knows how: with a little bit of mischief.

©2019 Cat Sebastian (P)2019 HarperAudio

Narrator: Morag Sims
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Breaking Character

46 ratings

Summary

Life has become a farcical mess for icy British A-lister Elizabeth Thornton. America's most-hated villain stars in a top-rated TV medical drama that she hates. Now, she's been romantically linked to her perky, new co-star, Summer, due to the young woman's clumsiness. As a closeted actress, that's the last thing Elizabeth needs. If she could just get her dream movie role, life would be so much better. The only problem is that the eccentric French film-maker offering it insists on meeting her "girlfriend", Summer, first.  Summer Hayes is devastated when her co-star shuns her for accidentally sparking rumors that they're lovers. Now the so-called British Bitch has the audacity to ask Summer to pretend to be her girlfriend to get her a role? Elizabeth doesn't even like Summer! Oh, how she'd love to tell her no. And Summer definitely would if it wasn't for the fact she's maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible woman.  Contains mature themes.

©2018 Lee Winter (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Angela Dawe
Author: Lee Winter
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Inside Affair

12 ratings

Summary

Inside Affair is book one of the Prime Time Series trilogy and must be listened to in order. Xander If I had to describe Sean Bailey, it would be: A surly, temperamental pain in my ass. Never in that equation would I ever include the word boyfriend - and not just because he’s straight. The older brother of my life-long best friend, Sean is a detective for the Chicago PD, and is also known as Detective “Dick” for being...well, a surly, temperamental pain in everyone’s ass. He also happens to be the best they have, which is why I find myself on his doorstep the night my life is threatened by an anonymous stalker. I only wanted the name of a bodyguard; I didn’t expect for Sean to volunteer for the job. Now, not only do I have a bodyguard, I also have a fake boyfriend. Sean It must be so hard to be Alexander Thorne, the number one prime-time news anchor in the country, with millions of dollars and a car that costs more than my house. I mean, I’m allowed to give him a hard time about it, but when some creep decides to cross the line and go after him, they’re gonna have to answer to me. Going undercover has never been an issue in the past, so I don’t see why there’d be a problem now. Xander and I have known each other for years, so this should be a breeze. Except suddenly my stomach’s flipping when he looks my way, and my body comes alive whenever he brushes by me. I know I’m good at my job and playing a character and all, but this is getting out of hand. I can’t be sure that either of us are playing anymore.

©2020 Ella Frank (P)2020 Ella Frank

Narrator: Charlie David
Author: Ella Frank
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Fakers

8 ratings

Summary

Brooks Johnson’s words to live by: When returning to Licking Thicket, TN, for the first time in 10 years to reunite with your nosy neighbors, heartbroken ex-girlfriend, and matchmaking mama who never quite believed you were gay, it’s best to bring a fake boyfriend as backup. Just don’t be surprised when your ex-girlfriend does the same. And when her incredibly hot fake boyfriend becomes the one island of calm in a sea of bovine-based insanity, it’s best to exercise caution, especially when he pushes you up against the rough barn wall to check you very thoroughly for splinters. Just don’t be surprised if you fall head-over-hooves in love with him.

©2020 Lucy Lennox and May Archer (P)2020 Lucy Lennox and May Archer

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Witchbane

Summary

Seth Tanner and his brother Jesse's fun evening debunking local urban legends ends with Jesse's gruesome murder. Seth vows revenge on Jesse's killer - too bad the murderer has been dead for a hundred years.  Seth uncovers a cycle of ritual killings that feed the power of a dark warlock's immortal witch-disciples, and he's hell bent on stopping Jackson Malone from becoming the next victim. He's used to risking his neck. He never intended to risk his heart.

©2018 Gail Z. Martin (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kale Williams
Author: Morgan Brice
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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The Vampire's Club, Book 3

2 ratings

Summary

Lucas Daniels must be protected! Lucas Daniel starts his job at Club Dyavol, but, immediately, he wonders what he’s gotten himself into. Though the patrons are wealthy, glamorous, and remind him of nobles from an earlier age, Lucas senses that they are dangerous as well. Yet he still feels safe within Dyavol’s walls, because of Count Konstantin “the Wolf” Volk’s watchful eye on him through the club’s many cameras. Count Konstantin “the Wolf” Volk believes that Lucas’ blood can cure his curse, and Lucas’ companionship could ease his isolation. But he needs to keep the young man secret, because drinking the blood of a witch could start a war between vampires and witches once more. Yet when the leader of the Vampire Council arrives at Dyavol’s doors on Lucas’ first night of work, Konstantin must let him in, and somehow keep Lucas’ true identity hidden.

©2019 Catherine Tetzlaff (P)2019 Catherine Tetzlaff

Narrator: Ethan Holtan
Author: X. Aratare
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Ask, Tell

34 ratings

Summary

Captain Sabine Fleischer is a skilled and dedicated US Army surgeon deployed to a combat hospital in Afghanistan. She is also one of the thousands of troops who are forced to serve in silence because of the military's anti-gay policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT)".  Usually driven and focused, Sabine finds that battles raging both inside and outside the perimeter walls are making it more and more difficult for her to deal with her emotions. Dealing with loss and mortality, lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, loneliness, and the isolation forced on her by Don't Ask, Don't Tell are all taking their toll. Plus, her long-term relationship with a civilian back home is quickly becoming another casualty of war.  Colonel Rebecca Keane is an enigmatic career officer who runs the surgical unit like clockwork. Well-liked and respected by those who work with and under her, she walks a fine line to preserve the military's chain of command while connecting with those under her care and supervision. Sabine knows the colonel is way off-limits but can't help fantasizing about her. Especially when she starts picking up unspoken cues - a stolen glance, a secret smile, an "accidental" brush of hands. Or is it just wishful thinking? After all, Rebecca's wedding ring shines almost as brightly as her deep blue eyes....

©2017 E. J. Noyes (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Abby Craden
Author: E.J. Noyes
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Five Minutes Longer

7 ratings

Summary

Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency. Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human. Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was 14 and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn't trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail. Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success - and their lives - four weeks for them to survive.

©2016 Victoria Sue (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Author: Victoria Sue
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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A Guy Walks into My Bar

25 ratings

Summary

A passionate, utterly addictive stand-alone M/M romance from number one NYT best seller Lauren Blakely performed with duet narration by Shane East and Joe Arden as the two witty, charming, and sexy heroes!   Every bartender should follow one simple rule - don't go home with the customers. That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar. This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it clear how much he wants the “sarcastic, witty, hot AF” guy behind the bar - also known as me. Still, I’m not keen on breaking my own rules since I know where that can lead - no place good.   But when that man makes his case with one bone-searing kiss on the streets of London, I throw resistance out the window. What could go wrong with a hot, no-strings-attached fling before he leaves town in five days?   Trouble is, soon our nights together lead to days, to long conversations, to getting to know each other, and to something I never expected - falling ridiculously hard for a man who’s getting on a plane to America when I live a world away.   My life is here. His is there. And no amount of falling or feeling will change that one big problem.    Performed with a full supporting cast including: Vanessa Edwin, Emma Wilder, Ron Butler, Jakobi Diem, Zachary Webber, Vikas Adam, Maxine Mitchell, Stella Hunter, and with a special appearance from Sebastian York.

©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Little Dog Press

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Facing West

27 ratings

Summary

The first book in a new series by Lucy Lennox! Nico: I left my family and tiny Texas hometown 15 years ago to escape small-town gossips and to give my mom and sister the chance at a better life. But when a phone call from an attorney back home informs me that my sister passed away, leaving me custody of her newborn baby, I'm shocked out of the steady life I've built for myself running a tattoo shop in San Francisco. The thing is: I don't do babies. And I don't do small towns. Or commitment. And I especially don't do family. My plan is to go back to Hobie just long enough to sign adoption papers, giving my niece the kind of stable, loving family I could never provide. But the moment I meet my niece in the arms of Weston Wilde, my sister's best friend and the town's handsome doctor, my plans begin to change. Because suddenly, I see a different future. One with the very thing I thought I never deserved: a family. If only I can convince West that I'm not the same good-for-nothing kid ready to bolt when things get tough. Weston: There's one thing I know for sure about Nico Salerno: he was a good-for-nothing as a kid and judging by the purple-haired, tattooed punk who shows up at his sister's funeral, he hasn't changed. There's no way I'm letting him take custody of my best friend's baby. But the more time I spend around him, the more I realize that his rough exterior is just a shell and that beneath all the tattoos is a scared, insecure man searching for a place to belong. And pretty soon I know exactly where he belongs: in my bed and by my side. The problem is, he abandoned his family once before, how do I know that if we become a family he won't do it again?

©2017 Lucy Lennox (P)2017 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Cake Clash

Summary

Finn Leighton loves owning his bakery and tries not to dwell on the boyfriend that was the love of his life in culinary school. When his co-worker sends in an application for him to compete on the reality baking show, Cake Clash, he’s nervous but also excited for the opportunity. Even if he secretly wishes he was competing alongside Josiah.  Chef Jos, one of the youngest, renowned celebrity chefs, and a notorious recluse, is surprised when he’s asked to be a judge on the reality television baking show, but takes the opportunity as a fresh start. He’s blown away when he recognizes Finn as one of the contestants.  The years separated from Finn have transformed him from Josiah Stevens to Chef Jos, and seem to disappear in the presence of his first love. Can they make up for lost time, and reconnect for love on the roller-coaster ride that is Cake Clash?

©2018 BL Maxwell (P)2021 BL Maxwell

Narrator: Jack Watson
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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King's Virtuous Son

Summary

The “Innocent” Twin Hunter Tanner is a prospect for the Kings of Men MC. The club president, King, shocked Hunter with the news that he is Hunter’s biological father. King was the only man who had ever kept Hunter safe, and he’d taken King’s attention the wrong way - only to be devastated to learn they were related. Now he’s pissed off. Hunter’s identical twin, Forrest, offers him a chance to get away from New Gothenburg, so Hunter takes a vacation to stay at the Exotic Virtue in New York City. The Irish Mobster Jamie Shannon is a simple Irishman. He enjoys working, and sometimes killing, for the Killough Company, and he believes in going after anything - or anyone - he wants. Jamie has long had his eye on a particular blond man who works at the Exotic Virtue, and an opportunity presents itself when he sees him looking down in the dumps next to the pool. Jamie doesn’t hesitate to swoop in and try to kiss him better. Two Blood-Spattered Worlds, One Heart An explosive night with Jamie leads to a fight that sends Hunter racing back to New Gothenburg. Jamie doesn’t hesitate to follow his man. To get Hunter back, he’ll have to navigate not only King’s temper when he shows up unannounced to talk to his upset son, but both Hunter and Jamie still have dangerous obligations. Is there any way they can truly be together, or were they doomed to only one hot night from the start?

©2020 Ki Brightly (P)2021 Ki Brightly

Narrator: Jack Noble
Author: Ki Brightly
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Where the Devil Says Goodnight

4 ratings

Summary

"Forgive me, Father, for I will sin." Adam: Catholic priest. Celibate. Does not yield to temptation.  Emil: Sinner. Seducer. Snake. Hot as hell itself. After a sheltered childhood ruled by religion, all Adam wants is to be a good priest and make his parents proud. But it’s hard to stay virtuous in a big city like Warsaw, and when he makes one slipup, his life spirals into ruin. He is sent to a tiny mountain village, where he hopes to live down his shame and work on restraint. But staying celibate becomes far from easy when he meets Emil - a local man with long dark hair, a mysterious past, and as little morality as he has luck. Emil has no qualms about flirting with a priest. Worse still, he seems hell-bent on tasting forbidden fruit and unearthing the desires Adam has always kept hidden. The odd village hides secrets far more sinister than Adam's insatiable lust for Emil. Old Slavic magic looms everywhere. Superstition mixes with reality. Someone is watching his every move. Someone follows him in the dark, lurking in the shadows of the ancient forest. Adam is plagued by disturbing events, and Emil could be his only salvation even if he is the devil himself.  Can a priest shepherd the black sheep to safety, or has he been the wolf all along?  Warning: This dark, paranormal m/m romance features scorching-hot, emotional, and explicit scenes. The story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, self-harm, and morally ambiguous characters.

©2020 Acerbi & Villani Ltd (P)2020 Acerbi & Villani Ltd

Narrator: Wyatt Baker
Author: K.A. Merikan
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Empty Net

8 ratings

Summary

Spartanburg Spitfires' goalie and captain, Isaac Drake, ended last season with an unexpected trip to the playoffs. He's found a home and a family with his coach and mentor, Misha Samarin, and he's looking forward to making a serious run for the Kelly Cup. But things take an interesting turn when Isaac's arch-nemesis, Laurent St. Savoy, is traded to the Spitfires. After Laurent's despicable behavior in the playoffs last year, Isaac wants nothing to do with him - no matter how gorgeous he is. But that changes when Isaac discovers the reason for Laurent's attitude. Laurent St. Savoy grew up the only son of a legendary NHL goalie in a household rife with abuse. He was constantly treated like a disappointment, on and off the ice. When a desperate attempt to escape his father's tyranny sends him to the Spitfires, the last thing Laurent wants is to make friends. But there's something about Isaac Drake that he can't resist. Laurent has an opportunity to explore his sexuality for the first time, but he's cracking under end-of-the-season pressures. When facing the playoffs and a rivalry turned personal vendetta, Isaac's not sure he's enough to hold on to Laurent - or their relationship.

©2016 Avon Gale (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Scott R. Smith
Author: Avon Gale
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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First Impressions

6 ratings

Summary

Michael: Two years ago, I made a mistake, a big one. Then I added a couple more just for good measure. I screwed up my life, but I survived. Now I have the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in NZ. Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to rebuild my life. But I’m taking a new set of rules with me.  I don’t do relationships. I don’t do commitment. I don’t do white picket fences. And I especially don’t do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and rock my world. Josh: One thing for certain, Dr. Michael Oliver is an arrogant, untrustworthy player, and I barely survived the last one of those. He might be gorgeous, but my daughter takes number one priority. I won’t risk her being hurt, again. I’m a solo dad, a K9 cop and a son to pain-in-the-arse parents. I don’t have time for games.  I don’t have time for taking chances. I don’t have time for more complications in my life. And I sure as hell don’t have time for the infuriating Dr. Michael Oliver, however damn sexy he is. 

©2018 Jay Hogan (P)2020 Jay Hogan

Narrator: Gary Furlong
Author: Jay Hogan
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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A Very Marian Christmas

9 ratings

Summary

Twelve Marian men-a-mating... I mean, a-meeting. Eleven blind dates-a-blinding. Ten lords-a-leaping (to conclusions...). Nine ladies dancing (okay, maybe that's Griff). Eight kids-a-complaining. Seven changes-a-clothing. Six love junk gadgets. Five dra-aag queens. Four calling neighbors. Three nosy grannies. Two men falling in love. And a partridge in a pear tree.

©2017 Lucy Lennox (P)2017 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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The Sumage Solution

14 ratings

Summary

Can a gentle werewolf heal the heart of a smart-mouthed mage? New York Times best-seller Gail Carriger, writing as GL Carriger, presents an offbeat gay romance in which a sexy werewolf with a white knight complex meets a bad-boy mage with an attitude problem. Sparks (and other things) fly. Max fails everything - magic, relationships, life. So he works for DURPS (the DMV for supernatural creatures) as a sumage, cleaning up other mages' messes. The job sucks and he is in no mood to cope with redneck biker werewolves. Unfortunately, there is something oddly appealing about the huge, muscled Beta visiting his office for processing. Bryan AKA Biff (yeah, he knows) is gay but he is not out. There is a good chance Max might be reason enough to leave the closet, if he can only get the man to go on a date. Everyone knows werewolves hate mages, but Bryan is determined to prove everyone wrong, even the mage in question.

©2017 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2017 Gail Carriger LLC

Narrator: Kirt Graves
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Proper English

5 ratings

Summary

A shooting party at the Earl of Witton’s remote country house is a high treat for champion shot Patricia Merton - until unexpected guests turn the social atmosphere dangerously sour.   That’s not Pat’s biggest problem. She’s visiting her old friend, the Earl’s heir Jimmy Yoxall - but she wants to spend a lot more time with Jimmy’s fiancée. The irrepressible Miss Fenella Carruth, with her laughing eyes and lush curves, is the most glorious woman Pat’s ever met, and it quickly becomes impossible to remember why she needs to stay at arm’s length.   But while the women’s attraction grows, the tensions at Rodington Court get worse. Affairs, secrets, betrayals, and blackmail come to light. And when a body is discovered with a knife between the shoulderblades, it’s going to take Pat and Fen’s combined talents to prevent the murderer destroying all their lives.

©2019 KJ Charles (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Bella Lowe
Author: KJ Charles
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Waiting for You

6 ratings

Summary

Have you ever met someone and felt like you’ve known them in a thousand different lifetimes? Lindsay Hall was a high school senior when she and her friend Patty discovered peach schnapps, listened to a past-life hypnosis CD, and got an up-close look at who she once was. And who she used to love. The knowledge of her past life has always haunted Lindsay. As her ex is happy to point out, it’s gotten in the way of her relationships, too. Even her teenage daughter has politely suggested that she “get the eff over it". Except she didn’t say eff. Ren Christopher just wants a quick break before she starts a new job in Paris. She’s just extracted herself from a not-brief-enough, drama-filled relationship. A few weeks relaxing and hanging with her old college friend Deb is just what the doctor ordered. No pressure, no expectations, and absolutely no drama. Everything is perfect until Lindsay faints at the sight of Ren. 

©2020 Elle Spencer (P)2020 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Narrator: Lori Prince
Author: Elle Spencer
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Written in the Stars

6 ratings

Summary

"I was hooked from the very first page!” (Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of In a Holidaze) "This book is a delight." (New York Times Book Review) A National Best Seller! Featured on Shondaland, Oprah Mag, Bustle, The New York Times Book Review, Buzzfeed, POPSUGAR, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, NPR, Culturess, Vulture, and more. Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by Washington Post, Bustle, and Buzzfeed! With nods to Bridget Jones and Pride & Prejudice, this debut is a delightful #ownvoices queer rom-com about a free-spirited social media astrologer who agrees to fake a relationship with an uptight actuary until New Year’s Eve - with results not even the stars could predict! After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. Love - and the inevitable heartbreak - is the last thing she wants. So she fibs and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass. Elle Jones, one of the astrologers behind the popular Twitter account Oh My Stars, dreams of finding her soul mate. But she knows it is most assuredly not Darcy...a no-nonsense stick-in-the-mud, who is way too analytical, punctual, and skeptical for someone as free-spirited as Elle. When Darcy’s brother - and Elle's new business partner - expresses how happy he is that they hit it off, Elle is baffled. Was Darcy on the same date? Because...awkward. Darcy begs Elle to play along and she agrees to pretend they’re dating. But with a few conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family during the holidays and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a faux relationship. But maybe opposites can attract when true love is written in the stars? "Everything I want from a rom-com: fun, whimsical, sexy." (Talia Hibbert, USA Today best-selling author of Get a Life, Chloe Brown)

©2020 Alexandria Bellefleur (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Lauren Sweet
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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16 Steps to Forever

4 ratings

Summary

If there’s one thing Brooke Sullivan knows for sure is that people let you down, but that hasn’t stopped her from going after the life she wants. In a new city, with a new job and a new start as a high-end real estate agent, she’s finally back on her feet. The last thing she needs is a distraction. Not her volatile neighbors, not a damn stray cat, and certainly not the flaky, infuriatingly adorkable girl-next-door property stager she has to work with. Macy Carr believes in soul mates and true love. She knows because she had it all, until a freak accident took the love of her life. She’s doing okay though, surrounded by her family, her animals, and her BFFs. Home staging gives her a sense of control, and she’s made her job her happy place. If only the super sexy, super cold new agent working for Macy’s biggest client wasn’t determined to ruin that.

©2020 Georgia Beers (P)2020 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Narrator: Lori Prince
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Duck Duck Ghost

1 rating

Summary

Paranormal investigator Wolf Kincaid knows what his foot tastes like. Mostly because he stuck it firmly in his mouth when his lover, Tristan Pryce, accidentally drugged him with a batch of psychotropic baklava. Needing to patch things up between them, Wolf drags Tristan to San Luis Obispo, hoping Tristan's medium ability can help evict a troublesome spirit haunting an old farmhouse. With Wolf's sister handling Hoxne Grange's spectral visitors, Tristan finds himself in the unique position of being able to leave home for the first time in forever, but Wolf's roughshod treatment is the least of his worries. Tristan's ad-hoc portal for passing spirits seems to be getting fewer and fewer guests, and despite his concern he's broken his home, Tristan agrees to help Wolf's cousin, Sey, kick her poltergeist to the proverbial curb. San Luis Obispo brings its own bushel of troubles. Tristan's ghost whispering skill is challenged not only by a terrorizing haunting but also by Wolf's skeptical older cousin, Cin. Bookended by a pair of aggressive Kincaids, Tristan soon finds himself in a spectral battle that threatens not only his sanity but also his relationship with Wolf, the first man he's ever loved.

©2014 Rhys Ford (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Tristan James
Author: Rhys Ford
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Starcrossed

Summary

When everything they've built is threatened, only their bond remains.... New York, 1925 Psychometric Rory Brodigan's life hasn't been the same since the day he met Arthur Kenzie. Arthur's continued quest to contain supernatural relics that pose a threat to the world has captured Rory's imagination - and his heart. But Arthur's upper-class upbringing still leaves Rory worried that he'll never measure up, especially when Arthur's aristocratic ex arrives in New York. For Arthur, there's only Rory. But keeping the man he's fallen for safe is another matter altogether. When a group of ruthless paranormals throws the city into chaos, the two men's strained relationship leaves Rory vulnerable to a monster from Arthur's past. With dark forces determined to tear them apart, Rory and Arthur will have to draw on every last bit of magic up their sleeves. And in the end, it's the connection they've formed without magic that will be tested like never before. Contains mature themes.

©2020 Allie Therin (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Erik Bloomquist
Author: Allie Therin
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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A Case of Possession

20 ratings

Summary

Magic in the blood. Danger in the streets. Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. He knows Stephen's job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician is doing his disappearing act more than seems reasonable - especially since Crane will soon return to his home in China. When a blackmailer threatens to expose their illicit relationship, there's only one thing stopping Crane from leaving the country he loathes: Stephen. Stephen has problems of his own. As he investigates a plague of giant rats sweeping London, his sudden increase in power, boosted by his blood-and-sex bond with Crane, is rousing suspicion that he's turned warlock. With all eyes on him, the threat of exposure grows. Stephen could lose his friends, his job, and his liberty over his relationship with Crane. He's not sure if he can take that risk much longer. Crane isn't sure if he can ask him to. The rats are closing in, and something has to give....

©2014 K. J. Charles (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Cornell Collins
Author: KJ Charles
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Delivering Dante

13 ratings

Summary

AJ: I know Dante's story better than anyone. After all, I was the one who rescued him from his homophobic, abusive father eight years ago. Since then, I've kept my distance, but when I run into him at the Marian House gala and he doesn't recognize me, I can't resist the incredible, sensitive man he's become. I would do anything to protect Dante Marian, but what if his past keeps me from being part of his future? Dante: Every new relationship has obstacles, it just turns out that ours involves my bumbling inexperience (ugh), an octogenarian naughty toy party (don't ask), and being on the run in an RV with Aunt Tilly (it involves the Secret Service - no, really, don't ask). When my biological father takes his homophobic views on a national platform, the only way to stand up for what I believe in is to claim my past and confront him. So now it's time to decide: Do I put the past behind me and walk away from AJ for good? Or face my biggest fear and fight for what's mine? Fair warning: Dante and AJ's story contains frequent detailed scenes of man parts touching, little old ladies being inappropriate (this time with, ah, props), and two hearts finding their HEA when they least expect it. While it can also be listened to on its own, Delivering Dante is the sixth in the Made Marian series. Each audiobook tells the story of one of the Marian brothers' search for true love. Trigger Warning: Delivering Dante includes references to domestic violence and conversion therapy.

©2017 Lucy Lennox (P)2017 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The Sea

1 rating

Summary

Knights and necromancers are never on the same side…are they? Sairis has known all his life that knights are not his friends…until the last few weeks, when he somehow forgot, and tumbled into bed with one. He told Roland to leave, hurt him badly, used as many cruel words as possible. And yet Roland stubbornly refuses to leave Sairis alone, half-naked and friendless in the wilderness.  After a surreal week of shared secrets beneath the stars, they’re about to rejoin Mistala’s army as it prepares for a desperate battle with a deadly sorcerer. Sairis’ help might make the difference, but he is deeply conflicted, afraid of being trapped and stripped of his magic by Mistala’s unfriendly magicians. He’s not sure whether he’s the prince’s lover or his prize. He feels like an outlaw, trussed up across Roland’s saddle. If he could just leave them all their deaths, things would be so much easier.

©2020 Abigail Hilton (P)2020 Abigail Hilton

Narrator: Kirt Graves
Author: A. H. Lee
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Conspiracy Theory

1 rating

Summary

Years of grueling police work have left Niall Hamarsson jaded and disillusioned with life...although it’s likely he’s been that way all along. The last straw lands when the DA refuses to try a case Niall worked for years to bring to justice. Within hours he finds himself heading to the only place he’s ever been able to call home - a place he knows he doesn’t belong. Mat Dempsey returned to Piedras Island after his father’s death. These days he’s Island County’s sheriff. He’s happy enough, even if moving home from San Francisco effectively forced him back into the closet. Mat’s well-ordered universe collapses when a local’s body is discovered floating in the cold waters of Hidden Harbor’s marina. All hell breaks loose in the community, and accusations fly...all coinciding with Niall Hamarsson’s return. Niall and Mat have a history, and it’s not one Mat’s proud of. He owes Niall an apology, even if it means getting down on his knees. However, Mat’s first priority is investigating the murder before his community tears itself apart and he may have to ask the aloof Niall Hamarsson for help. Push apart, pull together, yes or no...The chemistry crackles between them but will the two men be able to put aside their pasts and embrace a future? Maybe.

©2019 Elise Hansen (P)2019 Elise Hansen

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Elle Keaton
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Lovers Like Us

9 ratings

Summary

From New York Times best-selling Authors Krista & Becca Ritchie, comes the next book in their sexy new contemporary romance series. Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene lives by his actions, and his actions say he's the best at whatever he does. As a 24/7 bodyguard and the new boyfriend to Maximoff Hale, protecting the headstrong, alpha billionaire has never been more complicated. And one rule can't be bent: Keep your relationship secret from the public. Farrow is confident he's the best man for the job. But a twist in Maximoff's fast-paced life sticks them with the rest of Security Force Omega and their clients. On the road. In a sleeper tour bus. For four rocky months. Sexual frustrations, check. Road trip drama, check. Awkward bonding, check. But Farrow couldn't have accounted for a high-risk threat (identity: unknown) that targets Maximoff before the ignition even turns. And it hits Farrow - someone has it out for the guy he loves. Every day, Maximoff & Farrow's feelings grow stronger, and together, they'll either sink or swim. The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. You must listen to Damaged Like Us, book one, before listening to Lovers Like Us.

©2017 K.B. Ritchie (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Homerun Daddy

6 ratings

Summary

Not only is Jaxon a born alpha, he is also one by choice. Or, at least, he's about to be. His adoptive father wants to pass on leadership of the Timberwood Cove Pack to him, but Jaxon has reservations. Why? Because, this shifter wants his mate. When Jaxon scents his fated mate at a local diner, he knows it’s only a matter of time before he claims the man. But their courtship is complicated. Even though Bryce is an omega, he has no idea shifters exist. What's more, he blames a wolf for the death of his sister and his current painful circumstances. After causing an accident that left his sister dead and himself with chronic injuries, Bryce can’t screw up raising his nephew. Money is tight, and Bryce’s new disabilities make caring for a young boy even more difficult. When he meets Jaxon, the man is too good to be true - a caring alpha who coaches his nephew’s baseball team and looks at Bryce with heat and tenderness. Will their rapidly growing family strike out? Or will they be a home run? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Special Fiction Books (P)2020 Special Fiction Books

Narrator: Zachary Zaba
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Headlines

3 ratings

Summary

USA Today best-selling author Ella Frank concludes the story of Sean Bailey and Alexander "Xander" Thorne in Headlines. Xander If I had to describe Sean Bailey, it would be as the sexy, caring, wonderful man I’ve gone and fallen in love with. I never could’ve imagined a world where he was my everything. But with each passing day, the connection between us grows stronger, and the idea of a world without him is something I can’t imagine. But Sean’s love doesn’t come without complications. As the older brother of my lifelong best friend, this new love has caused relationships to break down and communication to become stilted, and the one question that remains is: Am I willing to give up the love and friendship of one for the chance of love and forever with another? Sean I didn’t mean to fall in love with Alexander Thorne, my brother’s ex and the number one prime-time news anchor in the country. I mean, no one could’ve seen that coming - least of all me. But that’s exactly what happened over these past couple of months: I fell in love. That’d be complicated enough, I suppose, but Xander? Well, he fell in love with me too, and while it’s caused some major upset in the dynamics around here, I have to believe that a love this real can only lead to somewhere amazing. This thing between us started out as a job, a friend helping out a friend. But after playing the role of Xander’s boyfriend, I find myself wanting the job full-time, because neither of us are playing anymore. Headlines is the final book of the Prime Time Series and should only be listened after book one, Inside Affair, and book two, Breaking News.

©2020 Ella Frank (P)2020 Ella Frank

Narrator: Charlie David
Author: Ella Frank
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Winter's Knight

Summary

There is something in the forest around L’Ange that is making the animals nervous. In fact, they are running by Tucker Flynn’s windows at all hours of the night and day and no matter what anyone says, it isn’t normal. Of course, neither is Tucker being stuck on the sprawling grounds of the shifter sanctuary in Maine, in the dead of winter. He just wants to go back to Phoenix...if only his alpha would let him. Tired of his concerns being dismissed, or worse, told that he’s flat-out wrong, Tucker sets out on his own, despite a broken ankle, to find proof of his suspicion - that there’s an apex predator, something far more menacing than any shifter at L’Ange, skulking in the woods behind his cabin. When everything goes sideways during his search, and he ends up passing out while staring into the face of a giant elk, only to wake up days later on a bed of furs, gazing into the eyes of the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen, the course of Tucker’s life changes in an instant. He has just found his mate. Now all he has to do is accept that he’s not the loser he’s always believed he was. Funny how quickly everything can shift, like day to knight.

©2021 Mary Calmes (P)2021 Mary Calmes

Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Author: Mary Calmes
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Nothing to Lose

8 ratings

Summary

Nobody would ever describe Scarlet Williams as a ray of sunshine, but that doesn’t mean she deserves the flood that wipes out her basement flat, making her temporarily homeless. Enter Joy Hudson, local mayor & sunshine specialist, who opens her house to flood refugees and ends up with Scarlet on her doorstep. Two more opposing characters you couldn’t fail to meet, and yet, somehow, they strike up a friendship. But when the rain stops and the sun comes out, could that friendship blossom into something more?

©2017 Clare Lydon (P)2017 Clare Lydon

Narrator: Gabrielle Baker
Author: Clare Lydon
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Mistaken Malice

Summary

Making mistakes is something Alice doesn't do. Can she deal with the fact that someone might have died in error? How will she deal with it when someone else makes a fatal mistake? Senators Cecelia and Ken Edwards enter into Alice's arena, but are they more interested in her money, her power, or her desirable body? Pursuing this "friendship" will create consequences none of them intended...

©2011 K'Anne Meinel (P)2021 K'Anne Meinel

Narrator: Desarae Holland
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Aced

6 ratings

Summary

Ace Locke is Hollywood's hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in his direction, but Ace isn't interested in those - he's more of a boxer briefs kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard he drives past every day. Though he recently made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career. But there's something in the model's expression that intrigues him and has him wondering what if? Dylan Prescott just scored his biggest modeling campaign yet. One that has him plastered all over L.A. in not much more than what he was born with. And when he's cast in Ace's latest blockbuster, it puts him in close proximity to his ultimate fantasy. Outwardly confident, Dylan has no problem with his sexuality or his pretty-boy looks, and uses both to his advantage to get what he wants. And what he wants is the impossible - Ace Locke. From Ella Frank's Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine's L.A. Liaisons series comes a scorchingly hot novel that blends humor, passion, and romance. What happens when these two worlds collide?

©2017 Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine (P)2017 Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Narrator: Charlie David
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Better than People

8 ratings

Summary

"An irresistible queer romance." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) It’s not long before their pet-centric arrangement sparks a person-centric desire.... Simon Burke has always preferred animals to people. When the countdown to adopting his own dog is unexpectedly put on hold, Simon turns to the PetShare app to find the fluffy TLC he’s been missing. Meeting a grumpy children’s book illustrator who needs a dog walker isn’t easy for the man whose persistent anxiety has colored his whole life, but Jack Matheson’s menagerie is just what Simon needs. Four dogs, three cats and counting. Jack’s pack of rescue pets is the only company he needs. But when a bad fall leaves him with a broken leg, Jack is forced to admit he needs help. That the help comes in the form of the most beautiful man he’s ever seen is a complicated, glorious surprise. Being with Jack - talking, walking, making out - is a game changer for Simon. And Simon’s company certainly...eases the pain of recovery for Jack. But making a real relationship work once Jack’s cast comes off will mean compromise, understanding, and lots of love. Garnet Run Book one: Better Than People Book two: Best Laid Plans Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters. A new Carina Adores title is available each month: The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron Just Like That by Cole McCade Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters Better Than People by Roan Parrish The Love Study by Kris Ripper The Secret Ingredient by KD Fisher Just Like This by Cole McCade Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love by Kim Fielding The Beautiful Things Shoppe by Philip William Stover Best Laid Plans by Roan Parrish Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl by Hettie Bell The Hate Project by Kris Ripper Hard Sell by Hudson Lin For the Love of April French by Penny Aimes Sailor Proof by Annabeth Albert Meet Me in Madrid by Verity Lowell The Life Revamp by Kris Ripper

©2020 Roan Parrish (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Narrator: James Cavenaugh
Author: Roan Parrish
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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By Mutual Consent

4 ratings

Summary

Dr. Joss McNab needs a wife. As if juggling surgery and being an instructor isn't enough, she's recently taken on a more demanding administrative role at the medical school that was named after her legendary father. To make things worse, she's now required to attend a growing number of galas, fundraisers, and conventions. Wouldn't having a wife - a wife of convenience - help ease the burden that's threatening to overtake her world? Sarah Young's heart belongs to painting. Much as she'd like to dismiss Joss' ridiculous proposal, the art world isn't paying well and she's running short on cash. Playing a trophy wife a few hours a week would cover her bills and still leave plenty of time to devote to her artwork. The deal is struck. But will the convenient pairing turn into disaster or prove to be a stroke of genius? With feelings deepening and attraction undeniable, can two women who have agreed to settle discover that they could actually have it all?

©2016 Tracey Richardson (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Lori Prince
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Claiming My Enemy

Summary

Just call me fate's fool. I've given advice to half the town through my weekly advice column, but I can't seem to take any of those great gems and apply them to my own life. Namely: Just get over him, already! I've spent two years pining after an arrogant playboy of an alpha, watching him flirt with every unattached omega in town. All the while, my wolf has been howling at me to do something, to make this right.  Because, that playboy is my fated mate.  And at long last, he's turned his attention back to me, chatting me up, acting like we never shared the most magical night of my life. I never thought he could be so cruel. But now, I realize the truth - he's not trying to be an asshole. He just doesn't remember me.  And I don’t know what to do about that. Should I guard my heart...or give him a second chance? Welcome to Blackwater, Montana - a small town with a big personality, where shifters and humans coexist. Claiming My Enemy is a dual point of view, shifter mpreg audiobook with a guaranteed happy ending. The fourth in this series, this audiobook can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone.

©2019 Special Fiction Books (P)2020 Special Fiction Books

Narrator: Austin Jay
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Kill Game

7 ratings

Summary

Homicide detective Levi Abrams is barely holding his life together. He’s reeling from the fallout of a fatal shooting, and his relationship with his boyfriend is crumbling. The last thing he’s prepared for is a serial killer stalking the streets of Las Vegas. Or how he keeps getting thrown into the path of annoyingly charming bounty hunter Dominic Russo.   Dominic likes his life free of complications. That means no tangling with cops—especially prickly, uptight detectives. But when he stumbles across one of the Seven of Spades’s horrifying crime scenes, he can’t let go, despite Levi’s warnings to stay away.  The Seven of Spades is ruthless and always two moves ahead. Worst of all, they’ve taken a dangerously personal interest in Levi and Dominic. Forced to trust each other, the two men race to discover the killer’s identity, revealing hidden truths along the way and sparking a bond neither man expected. But that may not be enough to protect them.  This killer likes to play games, and the deck is not stacked in Levi and Dominic’s favor.

©2017 Cordelia Kingsbridge (P)2018 Riptide Publishing

Narrator: Wyatt Baker
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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The Heart of the Lost Star

4 ratings

Summary

Kamir is on the verge of losing everything. Knowing full well he can't meet the ultimatum his parents have issued, he instead finally puts in motion his plans to live completely independent of them. His plans are interrupted, however, by the unexpected return of his despised ex-husband - and thrown even further into upheaval when he ends up comforting the man he's secretly loved for years. Jader may not know where he comes from, but he knows where he belongs and what he wants - until he helps rescue some stranded Bentan travelers, one of whom looks almost exactly like Jader, throwing his life and everything he thought he knew into tumult. Scared and overwhelmed, Jader flees - and lands unexpectedly in the arms of a man he's always seen, but never really noticed.

©2019 Megan Derr (P)2020 Megan Derr

Author: Megan Derr
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Moving Maverick

10 ratings

Summary

“Do you remember what you promised?”Maverick: I haven't been back to Rabbit Island, South Carolina, since my parents died and my grandmother, Mimi, rejected me. I'm only returning now to attend her funeral and sell an estate I never wanted. But the moment I step foot on the island and fall into Beau’s arms, I realize it might not be so easy to say goodbye after all.Beau Talmadge was always the boy next door, but now he’s no longer a kid. The man is hot as hell and pushes all my buttons in the very best way. I'm supposed to leave in a week. Sell everything, close the door on my past, and walk away forever. So why am I letting myself fall for someone who lives thousands of miles away? And how the hell am I going to break it off when it's time to go? “That I’d come back.”Beau: It took one short summer to fall in love with Maverick Mitchell and fifteen long years to forget him when he left. I’d never expected to see him again, but when he shows up at Mimi’s funeral looking lost and lonely I can’t resist doing anything I can to comfort him. Falling into bed with Maverick is easy and the nights we spend together are as hot and steamy as a South Carolina thunderstorm.I know it's not smart. I know it's not what he planned. But dammit, Mav belongs in my arms, in my bed, and in my life. So how the hell do I get him to stay? “Took you long enough.” Fair warning: Moving Maverick is a 73k word gay romance novel featuring sweet tea vodka, fancy salt and pepper shakers, guys catching crabs (not that kind), Aunt Tilly with a knife, and multiple detailed instances of man parts touching. Moving Maverick is the fifth book in the best-selling Made Marian series. It can be read on its own but is much more fun read as part of the series. The series begins with Borrowing Blue and each book follows a Marian brother's se

©2017 Lucy Lennox (P)2017 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Wheels Up

17 ratings

Summary

Their love is forbidden, but their hearts aren't listening to rules and regulations.... Lieutenant Dustin Strauss is a reformed man. No longer a 20-something hell-raiser, he's his SEAL team's new XO - and a man with a secret. Or seven. He's kept his bisexual identity under wraps for years, along with his kinky side and a fondness for the military-themed semi-anonymous hookup website Joe4Joe. His latest chat buddy is more than a sexy online distraction - they're taking their very not-safe-for-work relationship into real time. Petty Officer Wes Lowe has a smart mouth, a take-charge attitude, and an uncanny ability for making things go boom. The life of an enlisted man isn't always enough to satisfy him, but one wild, no-questions-asked weekend with his online love comes close. When a transfer order comes in, Wes feels ready and centered. He'll make a good impression on his new SEAL team and keep his growing feelings for Dustin on the down low. But as they log more time online and some very real emotions surface, Dustin and Wes struggle to pretend they're just a harmless fling. And when his commander introduces Dustin to his team's newest member, they're in for the shock of a lifetime...and a crushing disappointment: their difference in ranks means even a friendship without sexual contact could end their navy careers for good. With their hearts on the line, Dustin and Wes may not survive their next mission, let alone find a way toward a future together. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!

©2017 Annabeth Albert (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

Narrator: Greg Boudreaux
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Band Sinister

9 ratings

Summary

Sir Philip Rookwood is the disgrace of the county. He's a rake and an atheist, and the rumors about his hellfire club, the Murder, can only be spoken in whispers. (Orgies. It's orgies.)   Guy Frisby and his sister, Amanda, live in rural seclusion after a family scandal. But when Amanda breaks her leg in a riding accident, she's forced to recuperate at Rookwood Hall, where Sir Philip is hosting the Murder.   Guy rushes to protect her, but the Murder aren't what he expects. They're educated, fascinating people, and the notorious Sir Philip turns out to be charming, kind - and dangerously attractive.   In this private space where anything goes, the longings Guy has stifled all his life are impossible to resist...and so is Philip. But all too soon, the rural rumor mill threatens both Guy and Amanda. The innocent country gentleman has lost his heart to the bastard baronet - but does he dare lose his reputation too?   Contains mature themes.

©2018 KJ Charles (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Cornell Collins
Author: KJ Charles
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Belong with a Billionaire

4 ratings

Summary

Don't miss the epic conclusion to Caspian Hart and Arden St. Ives' love story! If you love someone, set them free... I thought I'd be okay when Caspian Hart left. He was a brilliant, beautiful billionaire with a past he couldn't escape. And I was...just me: an ordinary man lost in his own life. It would never have lasted. It should never have happened. Not outside a fairytale. And I am okay. I've got my job, my family, my friends, and everything Caspian taught me. Except it turns out he's going to marry his ex-boyfriend. A man who doesn't understand him. A man who almost broke him. And I've finally realized it's not enough for me to be happy. I need Caspian to be happy, too. Problem is, I've already done all I can to help him. I've followed his rules and broken his rules and learned his secrets. And he still won't believe I can love him. So now it's his turn. His turn to fight, and trust, and hope. It's time for Caspian Hart to choose me. The Arden St. Ives Series: How to Bang a Billionaire How to Blow It with a Billionaire How to Belong with a Billionaire

©2019 Alexis Hall (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Author: Alexis Hall
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Heartsong

28 ratings

Summary

All Robbie Fontaine ever wanted was a place to belong. After the death of his mother, he bounces around from pack to pack, forming temporary bonds to keep from turning feral. It's enough - until he receives a summons from the wolf stronghold in Caswell, Maine. Life as the trusted second to Michelle Hughes - the Alpha of all - and the cherished friend of a gentle old witch teaches Robbie what it means to be pack, to have a home. But when a mission from Michelle sends Robbie into the field, he finds himself questioning where he belongs and everything he's been told. Whispers of traitorous wolves and wild magic abound - but who are the traitors and who the betrayed? More than anything, Robbie hungers for answers, because one of those alleged traitors is Kelly Bennett - the wolf who may be his mate. The truth has a way of coming out. And when it does, everything will shatter. Contains mature themes.

©2019 T. J. Klune (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kirt Graves
Author: T. J. Klune
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Badlands

2 ratings

Summary

Medium and clairvoyant Simon Kincaide owns a Myrtle Beach boardwalk shop where he runs ghost tours, holds seances, and offers private psychic readings, making a fresh start after his abilities cost him his lover and his job as a folklore professor.  Jaded cop Vic D'Amato saw something supernatural he couldn't explain during a shootout several years ago in Pittsburgh and relocated to Myrtle Beach to leave the past behind, still skeptical about the paranormal. But when the search for a serial killer hits a dead end, Vic battles his skepticism to ask Simon for help.  As the body count rises, Simon's involvement makes him a target and a suspect. But Simon can't say no, even if it costs him his life and heart.

©2018 Gail Z. Martin (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kale Williams
Author: Morgan Brice
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Gulf Breeze

1 rating

Summary

Dr. Carly Cambridge, wildlife biologist, returns to the Texas Gulf Coast to manage the latest Habitats for Nature project, restoring the woods and wetlands to their natural state. She is devoted to the environmental cause with a passion usually reserved for a lover - something she hasn't had since a disastrous love affair 10 years earlier. Having sworn off women and relationships, Carly is perfectly content to live her life alone while she focuses on her latest project. Wildlife photographer Pat Ryan is duped into volunteering her talents to the Habitats For Nature cause, but she wants no part of the overzealous Dr. Cambridge. While they spend most of their time sparring and bickering, an early season hurricane finds them fighting nature - instead of each other - to save the wetlands and the birds that brought them together. Soon Carly finds her heart opening, little by little, and struggles to ignore the feelings that are growing between them. And Pat, always searching for that certain someone to take her breath away, can't believe for a moment that the woman she's been waiting for could possibly be Carly.

©2004 Gerri Hill (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Abby Craden
Author: Gerri Hill
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Widdershins

3 ratings

Summary

Some things should stay buried. Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he's ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man. So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult that murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them. Spells the intellectual Whyborne doesn't believe are real. As the investigation draws the two men closer, Griffin's rakish charm threatens to shatter Whyborne's iron control. When the cult resurrects an evil sorcerer who commands terrifying monsters, can Whyborne overcome his fear and learn to trust? Will Griffin let go of his past and risk falling in love? Or will Griffin's secrets cost Whyborne both his heart and his life?

©2012-2013 Jordan L. Hawk (P)2013 Jordan L. Hawk

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Scent

2 ratings

Summary

Nico Marshall’s living her best life. Her packaging company’s turning a profit and she’s just been labeled Chicago’s most promising up-and-coming artist. The only thing missing is love. When she meets a beautiful woman on the train with an indescribable sweet and sugary scent, Nico’s ready to make her move. Sophia Sweet doesn’t have time for distractions. Never mind how fit and tan Nico is, or how she has the most beautiful eyes ever. Sophia only has one goal: Keep the family business alive. Her third-generation chocolatier shop, Sweet Stuff, is tanking. In a last-ditch effort, Sophia creates an upscale version of their product and needs the perfect package to ensure success. When Sophia recognizes Nico from the train but mistakes her for the packaging company’s warehouse employee, Nico doesn’t bother to correct her. She’s been burned by women in the past wanting her for her money. This time, she’s determined to win Sophia over with her charm.

©2021 Kris Bryant (P)2021 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Narrator: Brittni Pope
Author: Kris Bryant
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Binding Devotion

Summary

"What's more important...the bond of marriage or the pull of desire?" "But what's more powerful?" Andi Armstrong is the 29-year-old CEO of the UK's largest LGBT campaigning organisation, Proud Unity. She's a public figure, an empowering speaker, a devoted boss and a loyal wife. Or so she thought. Having spent the past seven years fighting for the marriage rights of same-sex couples, she can't imagine that her own civil partnership might actually be failing. She committed for life. She's bound by law. She's an example of how it works.... Andi Armstrong knows that she has to make it work. She wants it to work. But what happens when desire takes over...when the pull is too strong? Should Andi sacrifice everything, her beliefs and her loyalty...for desire, for excitement, for happiness...for love? For someone who isn't her wife? Binding Devotion is a saucy and topical lesbian fiction novel that will leave you questioning the intricacies of commitment in the face of unexpected infidelity.

©2013 Kiki Archer (P)2021 Kiki Archer

Narrator: Ella Lynch
Author: Kiki Archer
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Felix and the Prince

26 ratings

Summary

Felix Things I expect to find at Gadleigh Castle: Rare stained glass, the subject of my dissertation Peace and quiet, to finish said dissertation An escape from the paparazzi swarming around my starlet mother’s latest blockbuster release Things I don’t expect to find: A hidden door leading to a secret room The most gorgeous man I’ve ever set eyes on Love Lio Things I know are expected of me in life: One day soon, I will become the King of Liorland. I will marry a nice woman who will become queen. I will provide heirs to my family’s monarchy. Reasons that might be difficult: I’m gay. I’m falling in love with Felix Wilde. He has no idea I’m royal. While it can definitely be enjoyed on its own, Felix and the Prince is the second novel in the new Forever Wilde series about the huge Wilde family from Hobie, Texas, whose patriarchs aren’t above a little meddling if that’s what it takes to help their grandkids find true love. Beware: Nekkid man parts touch. Let's just say, Felix gets royally screwed in the very best way.

©2018 Lucy Lennox (P)2018 Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Dean
Author: Lucy Lennox
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal

12 ratings

Summary

A story too secret, too terrifying - and too shockingly intimate - for Victorian eyes. Dear Henry, I have been Simon Feximal's companion, assistant, and chronicler for 20 years now, and during that time my Casebooks of Feximal the Ghost-Hunter have spread the reputation of this most accomplished of ghost-hunters far and wide. You have asked me often for the tale of our first meeting, and how my association with Feximal came about. I have always declined, because it is a story too private to be truthfully recounted, and a memory too precious to be falsified. But none knows better than I that stories must be told. So here is it, Henry, a full and accurate account of how I met Simon Feximal, which I shall leave with my solicitor to pass to you after my death. I dare say it may not be quite what you expect. Robert CaldwellSeptember 1914

©2013, 2015 K. J. Charles (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gary Furlong
Author: KJ Charles
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The King's Dragon

1 rating

Summary

Lord Tristram Radcliffe has a secret - he is the only dragon at the king’s court in Llangard. It’s a secret he’s kept from the knights he’s fought beside, from the ladies who bat their lashes at him, and from his closest companion, Prince Reynold. If it were to get out, he’d be banished to the Mawrcraig Mountains along with the rest of his kind, but the kingdom of men is the only one he’s ever known, and his heart lives in the stone halls of those who’d count him an enemy. When the old king dies and Prince Reynold takes the throne, two visitors from the north throw Tristram into the middle of the ancient conflict between dragons and men. They put him on a collision course with the king’s shadow, Bet Kyston, a dangerous assassin who may want him dead or may want more of Tristram that he’d ever thought to give. With the eyes of dragons upon him and a threat from the north creeping toward the home he loves, Tristram must weigh his allegiances before his dual legacies tear him apart.

©2020 FlickerFox Books (P)2020 FlickerFox Books

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Just for Show

25 ratings

Summary

When Claire, an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies, hires Lana, an impulsive, out-of-work actress for a fake relationship, she figures the worst she'll have to endure are the messes Lana leaves around. It's only for a few months anyway. And it's not as if she'll enjoy all those fake kisses and loving looks. Right?   A lesbian romance where role-playing has never been so irresistible. Contains mature themes.

©2018 Jae (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Angela Dawe
Author: Jae
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Lost in the Starlight

Summary

A-list singing superstar, Honey Diamond, has it all - the albums, the talent shows, the upcoming Hollywood film. But it’s her gentle light, endearingly shining through all the glitz and glam, that warms the hearts of so many. A shy girl, who’s only ever known fame, born into a world that’s not true to life. Will Honey ever experience the love she so knowingly sings about? Will the vindictive online gossip sites ever leave her alone? Lost in the Starlight is the latest heartfelt romance from best-selling, award-winning author, Kiki Archer, peppered with her trademark laugh-out-loud humor and warming observations about falling in love.

©2016 Kiki Archer (P)2020 Kiki Archer

Narrator: Ella Lynch
Author: Kiki Archer
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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First Time

Summary

It’s 2007, and no one is out at Hamilton High School.... ...least of all Cody McPherson, the star quarterback everyone says is destined for the NFL; the boy who the entire school expects to see crowned Homecoming King in a few weeks.  Cody’s dad wants to see Cody start the professional football career he’s been grooming him for all his life. Cody’s friends all want him to hurry up and ask Jessica Edmonds to be his Homecoming date. Some days, it feels like everyone in the state of Ohio wants to chime in with an opinion about which college he should play for. Just about the only one who doesn’t seem to want anything from Cody is Simon Andrews, the transfer student who’s been tutoring him in biology. Cody’s pretty sure he wants something from Simon, though. Not something he can ever admit to, of course. Not something he’d ever do anything about. And definitely not something he expects Simon to want, too. It’s 2007, and Simon has no plans to come out any time soon.... ...especially not before he graduates. Hamilton is the sixth school that Simon Andrews has attended during his high school career, and all he wants to do is keep his head down, his grades up, and make it through graduation without attracting any attention. Of course, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things at Hamilton that attract Simon’s attention.  Well, just one thing, really: Cody McPherson, the too-nice, too-hot, too-straight jock who Simon’s been crushing on - er, tutoring, ever since the start of the school year.  Simon has started looking forward to his study dates with Cody more than he should. He can’t imagine ever letting Cody know he’s interested. Not after he’s already experienced firsthand just how ugly coming out at the wrong time, to the wrong people, can be. Besides, Simon doesn’t expect to be at Hamilton for long enough to matter. Sure, his mother has promised that this time, she’ll hold down a job long enough for them to stick around, but Simon’s too smart to trust that either. There’s a first time for everything though, and at Hamilton High School, there are going to be a lot of firsts. First Time is a coming-of-age gay romance novella of approximately 34,000 words that contains an unruly set of butterflies who take up residence in Simon Andrews’ stomach, biology tutoring that comes with a heaping side of sizzling chemistry, a quarterback with two left feet, a first date with far too many participants, and two boys who are each terrified of coming out...right up until the moment that they finally manage to do it. Every Stella Starling romance takes place in the same interconnected, contemporary world. First Time is a prequel to Cody and Simon’s present-day love story, which will be told in the novel Second Chance.

©2018 Stella Starling (P)2019 Stella Starling

Narrator: Michael Fell
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Forsaken

9 ratings

Summary

Eli: I didn't know how to tell him how afraid I'd been that I'd never have this moment with him. This moment where it was just the two of us. This moment where he made me feel whole without even trying.  Abandoned. Abused. Betrayed. Ex-cop Maverick "Mav" James needs only three things: his Harley, an open road, and his work in an underground organization that delivers justice when the law can't. Family? They left him long before he left them. Friends? A liability. A place to call home? Doesn't exist. Mav's motto is simple: Get done and get out. Work, sex, doesn't matter. No emotional connections. Simple. Until he meets him. Alone. Hiding. Broken. At 15 years old, Eli Galvez had nothing. No family, no friends, and only his body as a means to make enough money to survive. But a chance meeting changed all that, and eight years later, he's well on his way to having the life of which he could once only dream. He's been accepted into medical school, and he's finally returned home to Seattle to be closer to the men and women who don't share his blood but are the only family he's ever really known. Only things aren't what they seem, and the secrets Eli has been hiding are about to come to the surface with dangerous consequences. One final chance at a real future. Guys like Eli just aren't Mav's type, period. Yet he can't deny his intense attraction to the younger man who only looks at him with fear in his eyes. Until the day there's something else in those eyes, too. Something that draws Mav in and refuses to let go. Something that makes him want to forget his rules. But Mav's learned the hard way what happens when you get too close to something. And while he vows to protect Eli after a violent attack leaves the younger man shaken, protection is all he'll offer. Because anything else would just cost too much. Trigger warning: This audiobook does contain a possible trigger for some listeners.  Full-length novel. This is audiobook four in the series but can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliff-hangers.

©2016 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

Narrator: Michael Dean
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Diamond in the Rough

10 ratings

Summary

When the cards are stacked against you, the Kings will even the odds. For Ward “King” Kingston the role of protector, forged by fire and tragedy, is one he takes seriously. When King is asked to safeguard the son of a four-star general and friend, he is pulled back into the world of government black ops on a mission that raises painful memories from his past. The moment King meets Leo, amid the chaos of a lockdown at a secret black site, it’s clear he’s never faced a challenge like this - one that will test his unwavering sense of control. Leopold de Loughrey is a misunderstood genius whose anxiety and insecurities are sent into overdrive when he is forcefully recruited to work on a top-secret project. Terrified of what his role as "invaluable asset" means, Leo’s stress leads to disappearances, arguments, and blowups that threaten the project and Leo’s future. King’s arrival is a calm in the storm for Leo and his frenetic thoughts. King and Leo couldn’t be more different, yet as they navigate the dangers of a secret multi-agency operation and face unknown threats, their differences could be what saves them. Neither man believes a happily ever after is in the cards, but their hearts might just prove them wrong...if they can survive a deadly betrayal.

©2019 Charlie Cochet (P)2019 Charlie Cochet

Narrator: Greg Boudreaux
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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In the Middle of Somewhere

18 ratings

Summary

Daniel Mulligan is tough, snarky, and tattooed, hiding his self-consciousness behind sarcasm. Daniel has never fit in - not at home in Philadelphia with his auto mechanic father and brothers, and not at school where his Ivy League classmates looked down on him. Now, Daniel's relieved to have a job at a small college in Holiday, Northern Michigan, but he's a city boy through and through, and it's clear that this small town is one more place he won't fit in. Rex Vale clings to routine to keep loneliness at bay: honing his muscular body, perfecting his recipes, and making custom furniture. Rex has lived in Holiday for years, but his shyness and imposing size have kept him from connecting with people. When the two men meet, their chemistry is explosive, but Rex fears Daniel will be another in a long line of people to leave him, and Daniel has learned that letting anyone in can be a fatal weakness. Just as they begin to break down the walls keeping them apart, Daniel is called home to Philadelphia, where he discovers a secret that changes the way he understands everything.

©2015 Roan Parrish (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Robert Nieman
Author: Roan Parrish
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Halo

4 ratings

Summary

Massive world tours. Over a hundred million albums sold. Groupies galore. Every day is a party for Viper and the guys of TBD, the biggest rock band in the world. But it all comes to a screeching halt when the lead singer walks out of the studio one day and never comes back.   Ear-blistering vocals. Butchered lyrics. Fame chasers. After months of lackluster auditions, Viper, the lead guitarist and resident bad boy of the group, is ready to find solace in the bottom of a bottle. Time’s running out, and the pressure’s on to find a new singer, but it isn’t until an angel walks through the door that the band’s prayers are answered. Charismatic. Talented. Magic behind the mic. Halo is everything they’ve been looking for. With a voice to match his stunning good looks, it isn’t long before Viper’s taking notice.  But there are several reasons this is a bad idea:   Interpersonal relationships in the band are discouraged  Viper has already broken rule #1 - big mistake  Halo is straight   Too bad Viper’s body isn’t listening to his head - at least not the one on his shoulders. But you can’t fake chemistry, not onstage and certainly not off it, and Viper and Halo? They have it in spades.   As both men try to resist the fire blazing between them, and the band is forced to reinvent themselves, it’ll be a complicated rise back to the top. But from the ashes of what was, something beautiful is born. Something better. And when the world finally sees Halo stretch his wings, they’ll discover what it’s like to fall for an angel.

©2019 Ella Frank, LLC & Brooke Blaine (P)2019 Ella Frank, LLC & Brooke Blaine

Narrator: Charlie David
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Battle Scars

2 ratings

Summary

Ray McKenna returns from the war in Iraq to find that she had attained unwanted celebrity status back home. As the only surviving American soldier of a well-publicized hostage crisis, she is the center of attention at a time when all she wants is solitude. Struggling to overcome the fear and anxiety that plague her, she relies on her psychiatric therapy dog Jagger to help her through the vicious symptoms of PTSD. Veterinarian Dr. Carly Warner hasn't yet figured out how to open her heart to the possibility of falling in love again after the death of her longtime partner. When Ray McKenna walks into the North Coast Veterinary Clinic with Jagger, she and Carly begin a friendship that takes them both by surprise. Brought together by their shared love of dogs, Ray and Carly discover that they are both capable of moving forward, if only they are brave enough to try.

©2009 Meghan O'Brien (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Beat of Their Own Drum

Summary

Bennett’s firm hand is everything I need...except maybe Archer’s gentle touch.  Jude I’m in a downward spiral...see what I did there? When the band manager, Archer, hires Bennett to keep me from screwing up while the band is on hiatus, I may have finally met someone who won’t take my attitude lying down. With the three of us cooped up together for weeks on end, I have a feeling things might get interesting.  Archer   Downward Spiral is my baby. But it’s obvious I haven’t done a great job because they’re falling apart. There’s only one man I can think of who might be able to get Jude back on the right track: Bennett. Unfortunately, he’s also the man I let get away 16 years ago and haven’t gotten over since.  Bennett Control is kind of my thing. Which is probably why I’m the best in the business when it comes to getting out-of-control celebrities back on track. When my ex calls and tells me he’s desperate for my help, I can’t turn him down. Between the infuriatingly sexy drummer with no idea what kind of trouble he’s asking for, and my ex looking better than ever, there’s no way this isn’t about to get messy.

©2018 Kyleen M Neuhold (P)2019 Kyleen M Neuhold

Narrator: Kenneth Obi
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Bet Against Me

Summary

Trina Lee would sell her own mother’s house out from under her if it meant securing a sale, no joke. Her reputation as a ruthless deal closer and her record sales year in Boston’s luxury property market should’ve landed her Realtor of the Year, so when the award goes to new girl rival Kendall Yates, Trina is left speechless. And, okay, turned on. Kendall made more enemies than friends the night of her big win, but she couldn’t care less. She’s the best, and she has the obnoxious glass paperweight to prove it. This is the edge she needs to escape the shadow of her family’s reputation. When her boss accepts a friendly bet that she can close the holy grail of property deals, she’s not about to fold for anyone. Especially not to overly cocky and annoyingly beautiful Trina. Even if it breaks her heart.

©2020 Fiona Riley (P)2020 Bold Strokes Books Inc

Author: Fiona Riley
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Wicked Guardian

Summary

Eleven years ago I walked away from the only man I’ve ever loved. Back then, I was afraid to take a chance on a man with a past as dark as Cole’s. Now I know just how short life can be. I need to keep my kids safe, not get mixed up with the mob. But the feelings I had all those years ago? They’re just as strong now. Cole has changed. He’s harder. Crueler. And just as alluring as he’s always been. When my life is in danger, he’s the only one I trust. Falling for him again is the last thing I should do. It’s too bad I can’t resist.  My heart stopped beating eleven years ago. That’s when Sam tore it out. I haven’t needed it since. Now I’m back in The Elm, the same neighborhood Sam calls home. It’s my duty to protect my boss. But my heart still belongs to Sam. If he rejects me again, I won’t recover. And if he asks me to walk away from the family... You don’t walk away from the mob. But for him, I’d tear it all down for the chance at a life together. Get ready for a 65,000-word second-chance romance featuring a single dad and the mafia enforcer he let get away! 

©2020 Special Fiction Books (P)2021 Special Fiction Books

Narrator: Mike Peterman
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The Omega Objection: The San Andreas Shifters

9 ratings

Summary

A werewolf walks into a bar.  Tank is working as a bouncer when he notices something odd about the sexy-as-sin bartender. He’s odorless, he’s amazingly popular with shifters, and he’s terrified.  A man without a smell.  Isaac is trying to escape his past. He hides in San Francisco, because everyone knows that there are no werewolves in the Bay Area.  Until one walks into his bar. Can a gentle werewolf with a trampled heart show a man who’s been running scared that sometimes there are monsters worth running towards?  New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger (writing as G. L. Carriger) brings you the next in her charming gay werewolves series. The San Andreas Shifter books stand alone and do not need to be listened in any order. But if you're a stickler, this book comes after Bryan and Max's story, The Sumage Solution.  Delicate Sensibilities?  This audiobook contains m/m sexy times and horrible puns. If you get offended easily, then you probably will. San Andreas Shifter stories include blue language, dirty deeds, and outright admiration for the San Francisco Bay Area. Not for the faint of heart, or mouth, or tongue.  

©2018 GAIL CARRIGER LLC (P)2019 GAIL CARRIGER LLC

Narrator: Kirt Graves
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs
Available on Audible
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The Bunny and the Billionaire

Summary

Spending their fortunes and losing their hearts.

Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot - as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia - their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo's world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life. 

As they make allowances for each other's foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance and they're not ready to say goodbye.

©2017 Louisa Masters (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press

Narrator: Peter B. Brooke
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Something Like Winter

15 ratings

Summary

There are two sides to every story. When you're Tim Wyman, sometimes there are three. Tim hoped moving to Texas would mean a new beginning, but he soon finds himself falling into the same tired patterns. Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, who introduces Tim to a world of love, sex, and warmth. Certain that society won't understand what he and Ben have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship, even if it means twisting the truth. Buried beneath his own deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly. Something Like Winter, the companion novel to Something Like Summer, tells the story from Tim Wyman's perspective, revealing new private moments and personal journeys.

©October 23rd, 2012 Jay Bell (P)2014 Jay Bell

Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Author: Jay Bell
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Remaking of Corbin Wale

6 ratings

Summary

Last month, Alex Barrow's whole life imploded - partner, home, job, all gone in 48 hours. But sometimes when everything falls apart, better things appear almost like magic. Now, he's back in his Michigan hometown, finally opening the bakery he's always dreamed of. But the pleasure of opening day is nothing compared to the lonely and beautiful man who bewitches Alex before he even orders.  Corbin Wale is a weirdo. At least, that's what he's heard his whole life. He knows he's often in a fantasy world, but the things he feels are very real. And so is the reason why he can never, ever be with Alex Barrow. Even if Alex is everything he's always fantasized about. Even if maybe, just maybe, Corbin is Alex's fantasy too. When Corbin begins working at the bakery, he and Alex can't deny their connection any longer. As the holiday season works its magic, Alex yearns for the man who seems out of reach. But to be with Alex, Corbin will have to challenge every truth he's ever known. If his holiday risk pays off, two men from different worlds will get the love they've always longed for. Contains mature themes.

©2017 Roan Parrish (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Chambers
Author: Roan Parrish
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Fake It 'Til You Make Out

2 ratings

Summary

Heath: It’s a classic story: Boy meets girl, girl breaks boy’s heart, boy pretends to be gay to get back at girl, girl outs boy to everyone on Facebook. Okay, maybe it’s not that classic. But it’s what happened to me. When I bump into my cheating ex and catch sight of the moon-sized rock on her finger, there’s only one option to save face: pretend to be dating my gay best friend, Declan. And when she outs me on Facebook and everyone I know sees it, there’s still only one option: keep pretending to be dating Declan. And when Declan and I have to kiss to keep up the ruse and it turns out there’s actually a spark between us (more like a blazing inferno, if truth be told) there’s once again only one option.... Warning: This book is not appropriate for anyone who doesn’t like laughing, anyone who doesn’t like dogs, or anyone who doesn’t like hot men having a lot of sex...with each other. *Happily ever after included*

©2020 Isla Olsen (P)2020 Isla Olsen

Narrator: Joel Leslie
Author: Isla Olsen
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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The Scorpion

8 ratings

Summary

Poking a sleeping bear with a sharp stick is foolish. Marty Edwards is about to be very foolish.   Investigative reporter Marty Edwards has found her niche: cold cases. She loves poring over old notes, hunting down long-forgotten witnesses, and digging down through the layers of an unsolved murder case. But this time, Marty is digging where someone obviously doesn't want her. And that someone might also include the Brownsville Police Department. Why else would they assign Detective Kristen Bailey to baby-sit her?  Barely surviving two attempts on her life, Marty abandons Brownsville and the case. Danger follows her as the case turns red-hot. With Detective Bailey along for protection, they race along the Gulf Coast, neither knowing who, if anyone, they can trust. The hardest part is learning to trust each other before it's too late for their hearts - and their lives.

©2009 Gerri Hill (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Abby Craden
Author: Gerri Hill
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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A Vigil in the Mourning

16 ratings

Summary

The devil you know is never the one you should trust. Special Agent Patrick Collins is dispatched to Chicago, chasing a lead on the Morrigan’s staff for the joint task force. Needing a cover for his presence in the Windy City, Patrick is ordered to investigate a politician running for mayor. In the lead up to Election Day, not everything is what it seems in a city where playing to win means appeasing the gods first and the electorate second. But Chicago brings its own set of problems outside the case: a standoffish local god pack, a missing immortal, and Patrick’s twin sister. Fighting Hannah and the Dominion Sect provides Patrick with a sinister reminder that some blood ties can never be cut. Left behind in New York City, Jonothon de Vere finds himself targeted by hunters who will go through anyone to kill him - including the packs under his protection. With a bounty on his head, Jono is forced to make a choice that Patrick would never approve of. Doing so risks breaking the trust he’s built with the man he loves, but not acting will give the rival New York City god pack leverage Jono can’t afford to give up. When Patrick and Jono reunite in Chicago, Patrick must confront the fraying of a relationship he’s come to rely on for his own sanity. But fixing their personal problems will have to wait - because Niflheim is clawing at the shores of Lake Michigan and the dead are hungry. A Vigil in the Mourning is a 102,000 word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to A Crown of Iron & Silver. Listening the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

©2020 Hailey Turner (P)2020 Hailey Turner

Narrator: Gary Furlong
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Defender

3 ratings

Summary

A mission gone wrong forces Brax's alpha team to become something more - a pack. In a world that no longer welcomes packs, it's all Brax can do to hold his team together. Four alphas without omegas is a recipe for disaster. And now that they're civilians, with the military watching their every move, it's not going to be easy to keep the truth about their pack hidden.   Brax's most pressing problem is his buddy Duke's stolen son. Everywhere he turns for help is a dead end, until chance introduces him to Oliver, the capable, captivating omega - and legal advocate. Brax's luck might finally be turning around. But can he trust Oliver with more than just their legal troubles - can he trust him with his secrets?   Oliver has everything he could want in life-a successful career, the respect of his peers, an apartment in the city. But not an alpha. Been there, done that. No shifter he's dated could handle the fact that, some days, Oliver's job comes first. When the death of his estranged parents takes him back to his childhood home, he meets Brax - the handsome, troubled doctor who just might be the exception to the rule....    Contains mature themes.

©2019 Claire Cullen (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: John Solo
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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You're My Kind

1 rating

Summary

Would you give your first love a second chance?   Justine Thomas and Maddie Kind met at university and were the couple most likely. Everybody said so. That is, until Maddie left without saying goodbye. Ten years later the pair are reunited at a friend’s funeral, and now Justine can’t shake Maddie from her life. But why is she back? Why did she disappear? And more importantly, is she interested in the whole cake, or just one last slice of Justine?  Strap in for a novel that deals with life’s big topics: Love, death, and cake. Clare Lydon is the queen of British romantic comedy, and this stellar lesbian romance is guaranteed to give you all the feels.  Quite simply, it's unputdownable.

©2019 Clare Lydon (P)2019 Clare Lydon

Author: Clare Lydon
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Something Like Lightning

6 ratings

Summary

Never stop running. No matter how often life trips you up or how many times your enemies knock you down, just get up and keep on moving until you find where you belong. Kelly Phillips has been out and proud since he was a young teenager, and thanks to the gay youth group he frequents, he's never been short on friends or lovers. But when you have almost everything, it's hard not to focus on what's just out of reach: a best friend who would be Mr. Right if he wasn't already Mr. Straight. Or that handsome athlete at school who would be easier to wrangle if not for his angel wings. And then there's the guy who might be a perfect fit, maybe even a soul mate...if only he wasn't convinced he didn't need anyone. Kelly has always been good at running. Now he must learn to chase, which will test not only his endurance but the durability of his heart as well. Something Like Lightning is a new beginning in the Something Like... saga, shifting the focus to a different set of characters while also revisiting a familiar face or two. The Something Lik