Something Like Spring

Something Like Spring Author Jay Bell
ISBN-10 1494430916
Year 2014-01-27
Pages 458
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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Jason Grant doesn't have much, aside from a beat-up old guitar and knack for getting kicked out of foster homes. His latest placement is set to be just another in a long line of failures. Then he meets Caesar Hubbard, a handsome guy who lives down the hall. For the first time in his life, Jason wants to stay, which means learning to be part of a family, and not letting his feelings--or his actions--ruin his first real chance of falling in love.

Something Like Stories Volume One

Something Like Stories   Volume One Author Jay Bell
ISBN-10
Year 2015-11-11
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher Jay Bell
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Benjamin Bentley and many other beloved characters from the Something Like… series make their triumphant return in this collection of short stories and bonus material. Something Like Yesterday travels to the past where Eric Conroy attempts to find love against a backdrop of intolerance and political upheaval. In Something Like Fall, Ben meets Jace’s family and tries to cope with many changes in the years that follow. Allison Cross finally gets her dues in Something Like Tonight, examining the relationships in her life during a girls night out. Something Like Eternity takes the series where it has never gone before as Victor Hemingway seeks out his ultimate destiny. Also included is a character guide and a timeline of key events thus far. Laughter and tears await you in this very special anthology!

Something Like Winter m m romance

Something Like Winter  m m romance Author Jay Bell
ISBN-10
Year 2012-10-23
Pages 376
Language en
Publisher Jay Bell
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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. The Something Like... series: Book 1: Something Like Summer Book 2: Something Like Winter Book 3: Something Like Autumn Book 4: Something Like Spring Book 5: Something Like Lightning Book 6: Something Like Thunder Keywords: gay love, gay sex, gay relationships, LGBT, m/m romance, gay series, epic romance, queer fiction

Something Like Rain

Something Like Rain Author Jay Bell
ISBN-10
Year 2016-07-27
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Jay Bell
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Nice guys finish last, but that doesn’t mean they give up the fight. Sometimes it’s necessary to keep trudging through the rain in the hopes of finding a break in the clouds. William Townson is a good person. He’s kind, considerate, and the last thing he ever wanted was to hurt anyone. Accidents happen though, and when they do, all that can be done is to pick up the pieces. For William, this means trying to hold together a stagnant relationship while resisting the temptation of Jason Grant, a young man with eyes just as intense as his love. Only the future can promise redemption for mistakes of the past, forcing William to choose between the Coast Guard and the needs of his heart. Can he find his way through the downpour to somewhere warm and dry? Something like Rain is the latest installment of the Something Like… series, bringing shape to another character’s life while checking in with those from previous books. The Something Like... series: Book 1: Something Like Summer Book 2: Something Like Winter Book 3: Something Like Autumn Book 4: Something Like Spring Book 5: Something Like Lightning Book 6: Something Like Thunder Book 7: Something Like Stories – Volume One Book 8: Something Like Rain

Something Like Summer

Something Like Summer Author Jay Bell
ISBN-10 1453875042
Year 2011-01-08
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change. The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim's heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart. Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies. The Something Like... series: Book 1: Something Like Summer Book 2: Something Like Winter Book 3: Something Like Autumn Book 4: Something Like Spring Book 5: Something Like Lightning Book 6: Something Like Thunder

Something Like Thunder

Something Like Thunder Author Jay Bell
ISBN-10
Year 2015-05-20
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Jay Bell
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This isn’t a coming out story. Nor is it the tale of a lonely heart seeking companionship. This is about how I learned to fight. My name is Nathaniel Courtney and I’m a survivor. I didn’t let the cruelty of others wear me down, and I’ve weathered the more subtle hardships of the heart. Love is a Trojan horse, slipping past your guard and leaving you ransacked and vulnerable. I emerged from that war not unscathed but as a new man. The only mistake I ever made was letting the right guy get away. Now I’ve got one more chance. This is the final battle, because if I fail now… I won’t. You’ll see. Just listen to my story, Kelly Phillips, and when I’m done, please don’t walk away. Take this weary soldier into your arms so we can find peace together. Something Like Thunder is the sixth book in the ongoing Something Like… series, shedding light on past events while leading the reader toward an exciting new future. The Something Like... series: Book 1: Something Like Summer Book 2: Something Like Winter Book 3: Something Like Autumn Book 4: Something Like Spring Book 5: Something Like Lightning Book 6: Something Like Thunder

Something Like Lightning

Something Like Lightning Author Jay Bell
ISBN-10
Year 2014-10-09
Pages 389
Language en
Publisher Jay Bell Books
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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 soulmate… if only he wasn’t convinced he didn’t need anyone at all. Kelly has always been good at running. Now he must learn to chase, which will not only test 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 Like... series: Book 1: Something Like Summer Book 2: Something Like Winter Book 3: Something Like Autumn Book 4: Something Like Spring Book 5: Something Like Lightning Book 6: Something Like Thunder

Kamikaze Boys gay young adult

Kamikaze Boys  gay young adult Author Jay Bell
ISBN-10
Year 2012-03-05
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher Jay Bell
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A winner in the 25th annual Lambda Literary Awards for gay romance, and winner of two Goodread's M/M Romance Member's Choice awards. True love is worth fighting for. My name is Connor Williams and people say I'm crazy. But that's not who I am. They also think I'm straight, and mean, and dangerous. But that's not who I am. The stories people tell, all those legends which made me an outsider--they don't mean a thing. Only my mother and my younger brother matter to me. Funny then that I find myself wanting to stand up for someone else. David Henry, that kind-of-cute guy who keeps to himself, he's about to get his ass beat by a bunch of dudes bigger than him. I could look away, let him be one more causality of this cruel world... But that's not who I am. Kamikaze Boys is a story of love triumphant as two young men walk a perilous path in the hopes of saving each other. Keywords: gay love, gay sex, gay relationships, LGBT, m/m romance, gay series, epic romance, queer fiction, gay young adult, coming of age, bullying

Spring s Delight

Spring s Delight Author Kathleen Ball
ISBN-10 1631054910
Year 2015-01-31
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher
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The last thing cowboy Colt O'Malley needs is another busybody intent on curing him of his grief. Deeply bitter, Colt finds it almost impossible honoring his brother's last act of kindness. Spring Reed grew up in the foster care system and when she finally ages out, she relies on her protector and friend, Billy Jack to help them make a life together. To her horror, Billy becomes an abusive bully. Her rescuer arrives in the form of a coffee drinking, hard studying, college student, Caleb O'Malley. With a promise of a new job, he buys her a bus ticket from Texas to his family ranch in Montana with the plan to meet her there in a week. Unfortunately, no one met her. When Old Ed tries to drop Spring off at the O'Malley ranch, Colt tells him to take her back. One glance at the pain in her eyes and he couldn't send her away. She reminds her of the abused horses he rescues and he had to try to honor Caleb's wish. Can two people with scarred souls learn to love again or will bitterness and doubt drive them apart?

Death in Spring

Death in Spring Author Mercè Rodoreda
ISBN-10 9781934824115
Year 2009
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Open Letter Books
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The narrator, a fourteen-year-old boy, describes the cruel customs of a village, including the horrible death of his father, and spends time with a prisoner who explains the strange events in the village.

Smuggler Nation

Smuggler Nation Author Peter Andreas
ISBN-10 9780199301614
Year 2013-01-16
Pages 472
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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America is a smuggler nation. Our long history of illicit imports has ranged from West Indies molasses and Dutch gunpowder in the 18th century, to British industrial technologies and African slaves in the 19th century, to French condoms and Canadian booze in the early 20th century, to Mexican workers and Colombian cocaine in the modern era. Contraband capitalism, it turns out, has been an integral part of American capitalism. Providing a sweeping narrative history from colonial times to the present, Smuggler Nation is the first book to retell the story of America--and of its engagement with its neighbors and the rest of the world--as a series of highly contentious battles over clandestine commerce. As Peter Andreas demonstrates in this provocative and fascinating account, smuggling has played a pivotal and too often overlooked role in America's birth, westward expansion, and economic development, while anti-smuggling campaigns have dramatically enhanced the federal government's policing powers. The great irony, Andreas tells us, is that a country that was born and grew up through smuggling is today the world's leading anti-smuggling crusader. In tracing America's long and often tortuous relationship with the murky underworld of smuggling, Andreas provides a much-needed antidote to today's hyperbolic depictions of out-of-control borders and growing global crime threats. Urgent calls by politicians and pundits to regain control of the nation's borders suffer from a severe case of historical amnesia, nostalgically implying that they were ever actually under control. This is pure mythology, says Andreas. For better and for worse, America's borders have always been highly porous. Far from being a new and unprecedented danger to America, the illicit underside of globalization is actually an old American tradition. As Andreas shows, it goes back not just decades but centuries. And its impact has been decidedly double-edged, not only subverting U.S. laws but also helping to fuel America's evolution from a remote British colony to the world's pre-eminent superpower.

Formations of the Secular

Formations of the Secular Author Talal Asad
ISBN-10 9780804783095
Year 2003-02-03
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press
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Opening with the provocative query “what might an anthropology of the secular look like?” this book explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes in the modern West and the Middle East. Talal Asad proceeds to dismantle commonly held assumptions about the secular and the terrain it allegedly covers. He argues that while anthropologists have oriented themselves to the study of the “strangeness of the non-European world” and to what are seen as non-rational dimensions of social life (things like myth, taboo, and religion),the modern and the secular have not been adequately examined. The conclusion is that the secular cannot be viewed as a successor to religion, or be seen as on the side of the rational. It is a category with a multi-layered history, related to major premises of modernity, democracy, and the concept of human rights. This book will appeal to anthropologists, historians, religious studies scholars, as well as scholars working on modernity.