In the world of Paul Brownsey, God is a camp old queen trying to split up a gay couple. Judy Garland did not die in 1969 and instead ended up wowing her fellow residents in a Scottish care home on karaoke night. A fan of musical theatre steals an Irving Berlin lyric as a Valentine's poem and spends decades contriving to hide the theft from his lover. After a one-night stand, two men maintain a distant awareness of each other's lives for a quarter of a century and then face the question: are we in love? A couple find that over the 12 days of Christmas they experience everything that could possibly happen in a love affair, at least as recorded in popular songs from "Some Enchanted Evening" to "For the Good Times". A gay couple discover Queen Elizabeth II injured on a hillside near her Balmoral castle and are torn between star-struck fawning and lecturing her on gay rights. Often playful, Scottish author Paul Brownsey's stories in His Steadfast Love and Other Stories cast an imaginative eye on gay life - but, make no mistake, they deal with the life most gay men will recognize, in which meeting lovers and sustaining relationships go alongside the uneasy terrain of acceptance, both internal and external. And as a former philosophy professor at Glasgow University, Brownsey knows how our everyday lives embody the big questions, but he shows this with a light touch and dark humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Cassidy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080015/bk_acx0_080015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Exhibit puts human emotions on display. It is a book between two cities - Cambridge and Manchester - with detours via wax museums and planetariums, it brings down the Berlin Wall and challenges censorship in Iran, reveals the love of gay marriage and has conversations with Alexander McQueen, Damien Hirst, and Sylvia Plath. This in an impressive collection by a young poet already known for his innovative, intense poetry that draws its energy from the light and dark of everyday life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063537/bk_acx0_063537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A down-home-country-kinda-guy, Porp has always dreamed of taking off after college to backpack across Europe, but life on the farm hasn't provided enough to make this a financial option. Luckily, Porp has some connections to a famous, race car-driving monster named Frankenstein, and soon finds himself in the undead monster's luxurious, race car-themed apartment at the heart of Berlin. But Porp's visit falls on Frankenstein's birthday, and it's not long before the celebrations turn erotic. Soon, Porp will discover that his anal gift is only the first step towards the gay love of his otherwise straight life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Rand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071894/bk_acx0_071894_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his novel based on the extraordinary life of the gay brother of Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Russell re-creates the rich and changing world in which Sergey, his family, and friends lived; from wealth and position in prerevolutionary Russia, to the halls of Cambridge University, and the Parisian salon of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. But it is the honesty and vulnerability of Sergey, our young gay narrator, that hook the reader: his stuttering childhood in the shadow of his brilliant brother, his opium-fueled evenings with his sometime-lover Cocteau, his troubled love life on the margins of the Ballets Russes and its legendary cast, and his isolation in war torn Berlin where he will ultimately be arrested, sent to a camp, and die in 1945. A meticulously researched novel, in which you will meet an extraordinary cast of characters including Picasso, Diaghilev, Stravinsky, Magnus Hirschfield ("Tante Magnesia"), Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Cocteau, and of course the master himself, Vladimir Nabokov, this is ultimately the story of a beautiful and vulnerable homosexual boy growing into an enlightened and courageous man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Kliban. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007269/bk_adbl_007269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future: captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama, his high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember, Amanda, by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at Club Berlin. A flyer in the men's room promises fame and fortune for anyone willing to go on camera and have sex, with another man. Money is money, and how hard could it be, right? Christopher Allan Roberts becomes Kris Alen, All Cocks' newest addition, a gay for pay porn star. Lincoln Carter is honest with everyone in his life, including his family, about who he is and about his sexual preferences. Linc Larson, the openly bisexual gay porn star, will do anything with anyone, which pretty much writes his ticket in a versatility-charged industry. It's not his sexuality that interferes with his personal life; it's his inability to trust. What Linc wants right now, more than anything, is the chance to do a scene with All Cocks' newest acquisition, Kris Alen. Six-foot-two with auburn hair, an exquisitely toned and inked up body, Kris Alen is sex personified. Linc doesn't know if it's the "I want the shiny new toy" aspect that calls to him, or the distant and wounded expression that haunts Kris's eyes. Linc figures out early on that Kris is only working the gay for pay angle that All Cocks brings to his bank account. Can a bisexual man with trust issues break down the barriers that Kris has built around himself and help Christopher overcome the painful past he is running from? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051339/bk_acx0_051339_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gay Muslim in Berlin, a young gay man bewildered and lost on the highways of Los Angeles, a rent boy in Shanghai, a holiday romance in Mexico, a man from Dakar in a bathhouse in Paris, a love hotel in Tokyo, a darkroom in Rio, a hamam in Syria, the burning ghats on the Ganges, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Shinto and atheist, legal and illegal … blazing through 17 countries on six continents, Homo Odyssey is an explicit, upfront, edgy, often funny, travel adventure that will leave you seeing the world and yourself with different eyes. How do men sexually attracted to other men live in different parts of the world? How do they see themselves? How have they survived over the centuries, mostly in places hostile to them?