Winner, Best Autobiography, International Latino Book Awards
"... a gut-wrenching memoir that captures the rollercoaster of horror and hope."
-Shelley Ross, former executive producer of Good Morning America
As a journalist he dug up the truth. But deep inside, he hid a life-shattering secret.
CBS News reporter Charles Gomez was fearless when facing down dictators. Earning an Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow Award, the Latin correspondent and son of a Cuban immigrant seemed on top of the world. But the terror of exposing his sexuality and AIDS diagnosis led him down a dark path of drugs and depression that nearly destroyed him. Cuban Son Rising is an honest and raw memoir detailing Gomez's lifelong battle to overcome stigma and self-loathing. Meticulously researched, Gomez's story takes you from interviews with despots and the front lines of civil wars to the silent struggles he faced seeking his father's acceptance. And after a lifetime of anxiety and regret, Gomez embarks on an emotional journey with his father to his homeland. Will Gomez finally reconcile with the man he's looked up to for his whole life? Or will disclosing his sexuality and the shame and stigma of AIDS cause his father to reject him? Cuban Son Rising is a testament to survival and the triumph of hope over fear.
What if…you were offered a part-time job as the personal assistant to someone you have idolized for years?
Meg Ellis has just completed the school year as a nurse in the Santa Fe school system. It isn’t her first choice of profession, but a medical problem derailed her musical career years ago. The breakup of a bad relationship is still painful. The loving support from her close-knit family and good friends has buoyed her spirits, but longing still lurks below the surface. She can’t forget the intoxicating allure of the beautiful diva who haunts her dreams.
Nicole Bernard is a rising star in the world of opera, adored by fans around the globe. When Meg learns that Nicole is headlining a new production at the renowned New Mexico outdoor pavilion—and then is asked to accept a job offer to be her personal assistant—she is beside herself. After a short time learning the routine and reining in her hormones, Meg discovers that Nicole’s family will be visiting for the opening. Her responsibility to the charismatic singer immediately becomes more difficult when Nicole’s young husband Mario shows up and threatens the comfortable rapport between Meg and the prima donna.
The two women brace for a roller-coaster interlude composed by fate. Will the warm days and cool nights, the breathtaking scenery, and the romance of the music create summer love? A heartbreaking game? Or something very special?
THREE super sexy sissy mind-blowing stories of forced feminisation, humiliation and female superiority from the veteran femdom sissification author Verity Black.
Story 1 – Sophie's Sissy Gimp: Dressed up as a Rubber Doll Gimp to please his Cruel Girlfriend
Latex Gimp Dress-up Time for the Boyfriend – Dominatrix fun for the Girlfriend
Sophie is about to dump her boyfriend Jason, but he pleads with her to reconsider promising he will do anything to spice things up. Delighted she takes him to a fetish shop and with her purchases persuades him to dress for her pleasure and tend to her every need. Although Jason is forced to endure his girlfriend’s BDSM fantasies the big question is will he like them? A ‘Girlfriend and the Gimp’ Short Story approximately 6000 words long.
Story 2 - Pony Girl Slave: Kidnapped by Ruthless Riding Dommes & Kept as their Pet Slave
Beaten and Broken by the Equestrian Dominatrix Mother and Daughter
Lester loved wearing frilly underwear and exposing himself to strange women. Until one day he meets a woman and her equestrian daughter that are going to whip him into shape, quite literally. Both riding women set about breaking this poor male’s spirit with riding crops and other horse training equipment until his brain is mush and he is a compliant slave of the riding girl, possibly forever.
An Equestrian Femdom Story of Riding, Bondage Whipping and Pony Training – approximately 6000 words long.
Story 3 - The Sissy Contract: Blackmailed into Forced Feminisation by an Online Findom Princess
Beware of the Young Online Dominatrix – they can be Ruthless
Persuading a young woman he has met online to dominate him, Stephen Morris falls more and more under the spell of the mysterious Princess Ella. He is forced feminised and performs humiliating tasks to amuse her and parts with his hard-earned cash for the privilege. Desperate to serve his Princess and leave his girlfriend he suggests a blackmail contract that will make him Princess Ella's pet for life. But Stephen signs up for more than he bargained for and soon realises his Princess can make him do anything she wants, whether he likes it or not.
A Mistress Ella Blackmail Story. A Femdom Findom Forced Feminisation sissy Short Story approximately 6000 words.
THREE fast paced sexy sissy hot stories of forced feminisation, humiliation and female domination from the veteran sissification writer Verity Black
Story 1 – Maid in Essex: Forced Feminised into Becoming a Rubber Sissy Maid
A Lifetime of French Maid Servitude after one Night of Passion
Nicholas has a drunken one-night fling that ends in his enslavement to Mistress Suzie. Forced feminised in a latex French maid's outfit he serves his Mistress loyally but secretly yearns to be with another colleague, Kerry. He feels he can experience no worse shame until Suzie makes him serve and perform before her friends which includes his private infatuation Kerry.
A Forced Feminisation Sissy Rubber Maid Short Story approximately 7000 words.
Story 2 - Sissy Mannequin: Forced Feminised by his Two College Students
Girls just want to have fun with their Weak-Willed Teacher
William Locke teaches fashion design at a girl’s College. He is a closet sissy, secretly dressing in women’s underwear; a secret he accidently reveals to Becky and Kerry, two beautiful young design students that use this knowledge to their advantage. The girls quickly dominate their hapless professor, force feminise him and turn him into their very own sissy mannequin. A Forced Feminisation Sissy Short Story approximately 6000 words.
Story 3 - Boot Licker Worm: Trained by a German Domme to Worship Females in High Heels
Cruel FemDom Fräulein Enslaves Boot Licking Male Bitch
Caught by a gorgeous stern German woman fondling his girlfriend's high heel leather boots, Keith Warren succumbs to her dominant personality and beautiful body. As Keith falls under her spell he realises he is in over his head but is he prepared to risk everything to lick the boots of Mistress Jana? A Sadistic Femdom Blackmail Short Story approximately 8300 words long.
24symbols is a digital reading subscription service. In exchange for a small monthly fee you can download and enjoy reading from our complete catalogue of ebooks on any device (mobile, tablet, e-reader with web navigator or PC). Our catalogue includes more than 1 million books in several languages. This subscription can be terminated at any time in the section "Subscription".