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Until I have more time to update my livejournal blog, please feel free to check out my google blog, www.ryan-field.blogspot.com, which is updated regularly.

Thanks,

Ryan

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Julian Fantechi: Romance Book Cover Model and Playgirl Centerfold

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


I posted about Julian Fantechi a few weeks ago and I wanted to do an update. Since then, I've gotten to know Julian better, and he's even a nicer guy than I originally thought he was. When I first met him he was offering a promotion to his fans. For $19.99, anyone could contact him and he'd send them a signed Playgirl Magazine and a head shot, and he'd donate five dollars of the $19.99 to the Humane Society.

Being a huge fan of the Humane Society, as well being a Julian fan (I'd never seen his Playgirl centerfold... but I'd always been a fan of his romance book covers), I contacted him. We started talking about his book covers and he sent me the info I'd need to receive the signed Playgirl Magazine he'd done.

The autographed magazine and the head shot arrived yesterday and it's really a great centerfold. And the fact that Playgirl is not in print anymore makes it collectible, too. So if anyone's interested in this offer, and helping the Humane Society, you can contact Julian here julian216@gmail.com and he'll send you the information you need.

The Humane Society is a good cause, and you get in touch with a fantastic guy at the same time.
 


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Thursday, March 25, 2010

College Boys is Now a Best Seller on Insight Out Books and Amazon

 

I just found out this morning that an anthology I'm in, COLLEGE BOYS, is on a few best seller lists. It's a best seller on Insight Out Books, which isn't easy to do. And it's also number 11 in the "anthology" category on amazon, and number 83 in the "gay" category.

 

My story in the book is titled, OFF CAMPUS, MAN. And the entire book was edited by Shane Allison.


LOVING DAYLIGHT by Malia Sutton
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Sunday, February 28, 2010

LOVING DAYLIGHT from the "Escape with Romance Collection" on HSN is on Sale

 

A quick post about LOVING DAYLIGHT, by Malia Sutton. This isn't just another ordinary romance about vampires. It has a strong male/male subplot for people who like reading m/m fiction, it's set in one of my favorite places in the world, Mt. Desert Island, Maine, and it's filled with love and romance all the way around.

 

And right now, as a special offer, it's being sold as an e-book for only 99 cents over at ravenousromance.com. http://www.ravenousromance.com/fantastica/loving-daylight.php?keyword=loving+daylight

 

This book, in print, has been a best seller as part of the "Escape with Romance Collection" on The Home Shopping Network. And it's being sold separately now as an e-book at ravenous, or on amazon.com as a print book.
 


AN OFFICER AND HIS GENTLEMAN New Release by Alyson Books
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

AN OFFICER AND HIS GENTLEMAN: Released by Alyson Books

 

I've been late in posting about this one. But there's been a lot going on with a new project I'm submitting tomorrow to Ravenousromance. Alyson Books just released AN OFFICER AND HIS GENTLEMAN and it's listed on their web site. If you do a search on the blog, you'll find out more information about the book, and there are even a few excerpts. Personally, I'm thrilled to be part of Alyson's long list of excellent books that serve, and have been serving, the lgbt community proudly for many years.

 

An Officer and His Gentleman

Ryan Field

 

The first book in Alyson’s new series of M/M romance novels published in partnership with e-publisher Ravenous Romance.

 

Brody Johnston, bad boy naval officer on extended leave from his post in Europe, can’t take his eyes off innocent Chance’s round butt and smooth legs. He is determined to get to know him better, and Brody is used to getting what he wants. Though they are complete opposites, Chance is ready to submit to all of Brody’s sexual kinks and desires. And it never occurs to either one of them that they might actually fall in love with each other.

 

 

Ryan Field is the author of ten books published by Ravenous Romance, including the best-selling e-books Pretty Man and Take Me Always. His short story “Down the Basement” is included in the Lambda Award–winning Best Gay Erotica 2009.
 


Excerpt: Valley of the Dudes
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Excerpt From VALLEY OF THE DUDES

 

Rather than post about VALLEY OF THE DUDES today, I thought I'd just post a long excerpt that hasn't been posted anywhere else. This excerpt is a scene from the end of the book (it's not a spoiler), where two characters, Cody and Radcliff, get into a heated argument that lands them both on the floor in a wild hair-pulling contest. With this scene, I also wanted to make a social statement in my own quiet way, about famous gay men and celebrities who refuse to come out of the closet and admit they are openly gay.

 

Blood rushed to Cody’s head; he clenched his fists. He lunged forward and grabbed Radcliff’s shoulders. “And you’re nothing but a washed up, self-loathing old queen who never had the guts to come out of the closet.” He shook Radcliff a few times. “You think they don’t know you’re an old queen. Do you really think the world thinks you’re a bachelor? Give me a fucking break. No one even uses that word anymore. Who the fuck do you think you’ve been fooling all these years? At least I’ve always had the guts to be openly gay, and to show the world who I am. I may be many things, but at least I’ve always been authentic. And there are other gay men out there who appreciate it.”


Radcliff pushed Cody hard. Cody went back and landed on the bathroom floor. “Doll,” Radcliff said, “you’re not even worth my time. You’re nothing but trash. Go back to the gutter where you belong and get down on your knees and do what you do best.”


But Cody stood up fast. He lunged again and pulled Radcliff to the bathroom floor. They rolled around for a few minutes, pulling and tugging each other. At one point, a bottle of Dudes fell out of Cody’s upper pocket. Radcliff reached for them fast and held them above Cody’s head. He smiled and said, “Look what I just found. I guess they didn’t do such a great job in the nut house after all. I knew you’d never stop taking these pills. Once a drug addict, always a drug addict. You’ll wind up just like that other friend of yours they found dead in a hotel room in San Francisco.”
 


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Relief for Haiti & New Release: VALLEY OF THE DUDES

 

First, I'm writing this in red not because it's a link, but because it's important. The people of Haiti need help, and they need it now. Here's a link to a relief fund. Or go to any relief fund. Or just say a few prayers for them. Anything and everything helps right now. http://www.haitirelieffund.org/


VALLEY OF THE DUDES was just released today, and it's longer than most of the m/m romances I've written for ravenousromance. I don't remember exactly how long it is, but I think it's somewhere between 60 and 65 thousand words. So with the sale now going on at full force at ravenousromance, it's a great deal at $1.79.



I'll post more about the book later. But here's the back cover copy, which gives a pretty good idea of the storyline. In many ways, it follows some aspects of the plot of "Valley of the Dolls." But because this story revolves around gay men, I had to make important changes that I hope readers will like. (Smile)





In this M/M adaptation of the classic novel Valley of the Dolls, an innocent young man named Rush Goodwin leaves behind his family, his longtime boyfriend, and the safety of his small New England town to find a new life that's filled with glamour and excitement in New York City. Though he's not sure exactly what he wants in life, he's willing to take a few daring chances along the way to find out.



It doesn't take long for him to make two new best friends, Cody and Anderson, who are just as young an innocent as he is when the story begins. The only difference between them and Rush is that they both have faithful partners and Rush is alone in New York. But that doesn't last long. When Rush meets his new boss, handsome Lance Sharp, it's love at first sight and the beginning of a turbulent relationship that is rarely without conflict.



While Rush and his friends are all moving forward and climbing their respective ladders of success, they each learn, in different ways, that nothing in life is perfect. Especially not the fame and fortune they thought they all wanted. And in order to deal with the stress of success, they all turn to drugs for comfort. And in time, this leads them all on a downward spiral that ruins their relationships and ultimately threatens their lives.



In the end, after suffering painful disappointments and serious setbacks that almost ruin him, Rush learns the true meaning of what life is all about for a gay man of his generation. And he does this without drugs and fame and fortune, with the help of true love and the one goal he never expected he could reach.

 


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Friday, January 8, 2010

VANCE'S FLAMES: Happy Release Day

 

Today VANCE'S FLAMES was released as a stand alone. It's on sale right now at http://www.loveyoudivine.com/. And can be purchased here: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-vancesflames-401321-144.html The original version was once published in an anthology by Cleis Press, edited by Shane Allison. But this stand alone version is different. It's longer, it's more like the version I wrote before it was edited and published the first time, and it's much lighter. I also had full editorial control this time. And now, most important, there's a happy ending with the hope of much more romance to come.

 

When a hot, young guy with a passion for starting small fires finally gets busted, he soon discovers that learning to put them out is where he gets his real thrills. With the help of a rugged, divorced volunteer firefighter, he also learns how to start a few new fires that don’t involve matches or lighter fluid.

 


BLURB:
Although handsome, young Vance has always been careful about his passion for starting small, harmless fires, he slips up one night and winds up getting caught in the act. But this turns out to be the best thing that has ever happened to him, because he soon learns that his passion for the rugged men who put out fires is stronger than his passion for starting them. One fireman in particular is willing to turn him around and teach him new ways, and Vance is more than willing to oblige in any way he can. And it becomes a wild adventure for them both, with the possibility of love and romance in the future.
 


Pirate Sites: Help GA Hauser and Other Author and Publishers Take Down Astatalk.com
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Thursday, January 7, 2010
Pirate Sites: Help GA Hauser and Other Authors and Publishers Take Down Astatalk.com

I've posted about this topic already, to the point of frustration. But m/m romance author, GA Hauser, has been working hard to stop these pirates, and I wanted to post something about it again. Here's a link to her blog, where she discusses this in more depth http://gahausersblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/game-of-blame.html

What are book pirates? They own web sites where people can go to download e-books for free. This means that no one makes money except the pirates. The authors make nothing. The publishers make nothing. And if no one makes any money by publishing e-books, in time there won't be any published.

Downloading e-books from book pirates is illegal. It's stealing. You can be prosecuted. But more than that, it's also morally and ethically wrong.

Right now, ravenousromance.com is having a huge e-book sale. All e-books are only $1.79 each. This is cheap. You can't get books in WalMart this cheap. So why would anyone want to steal them?

Here's a link to one of the worst book pirate sites. When authors ask them to take down their books, they absolutely refuse to listen. http://astatalk.com/takedown-policy/

And here's a facebook link where you can become a fan to stop this site from pirating books. http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Close-down-Astalavista-pirate-site/226369672766?ref=mf

VANCE'S FLAMES is Now Stand Alone E-Book
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

VANCE'S FLAMES is Now a Stand Alone E-Book

 

VANCE'S FLAMES is a short story that was originally published in a collection of short stories by Cleis Press, which was edited by Shane Allison. And now VANCE'S FLAMES being released as a stand alone e-book, by loveyoudivine.com, and I wanted to post some background information that I think will interest readers.

 


This new e-book release isn't an exact edition of the originally published short story. I think this one is far better; I'm much happier with it. It's longer, there's more depth of emotion, and there's a quiet, happy, romantic ending. I also had full editorial control with this version, thanks to the wonderful e-publisher, Claudia Regenos, at loveyoudivine.com, and I was able to turn a naughty little story into a sharp lgbt romance that's socially responsible, with two very unlikely male characters who find each other, in spite of their differences.


 


The editor I worked with on this is Janet Schelke, from Loveyoudivine, and Dawne Dominique did the cover art. Both Janet and Dawne worked with me on DOWN THE BASEMENT, and it's always a great experience working with both of them. I can't find a link for Janet (I will look, though) but here's one for Dawne Dominique...http://www.dawnedominique.com/...if you'd like to check out her web site.
 

 


VANCE'S FLAMES will be released on January 8, 2010.
 


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