Monday, August 31, 2009

Ravenous Romance is Evolving...LGBT Characters in a PG rated Vampire Book


I was recently excited to see that ravenousromance.com is also beginning to publish a few PG rated romances as well as erotic romances. The site is evolving, and I couldn't be more thrilled. One of the newest books is titled, LOVING DAYLIGHT. This is Malia Sutton's first PG rated vampire love story on the ravenous web site. And though this isn't a total LGBT book, there are two interesting gay characters in the story who evolve very nicely...I thought.
If you're looking for serious erotica, or erotic romance, this probably isn't the book for you. But if you're looking for a romantic vampire love story that you can read at work, or leave out on your coffee table when kids are around, you won't be disappointed with this one.


Friday, August 28, 2009

THE MILE HIGH CLUB...









I just saw eleven great reviews on amazon.com for a book I'm in, THE MILE HIGH CLUB. This book was edited by the talented Rachel Kramer Bussel, and I was thrilled and honored to be part of the experience.








And, the short story of mine, also called THE MILE HIGH CLUB, that is in the book, is also available as a separate e-book on ravenousromance.com, and other places where e-books are sold.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Link to my Books in Print on Amazon.com...


If you haven't made the switch to e-books yet, which I know many haven't. Here's a link to a list of my print books now on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Ryan+field

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The travels of Elisa Rolle...

For those who don't know, Elisa Rolle is an international book reviewer. She recently posted a few personal photos on her livejournal blog that I thought were amazing. And I wanted to re-post them here for people like me, who haven't had a chance to get away this summer because they've been working too hard. And for people who love Italy as much as I do.

Here's the link to the photo page: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/770301.html?view=2819069#t2819069

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Cure for Snoring?

Subject: CURE FOR SNORING

The guys were all at a deer camp. No one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.

The first guy slept with Bob and came to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot.They said, "Man, what happened to you?"He said, "Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night."

The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same thing--hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot.They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful!" He said, 'Man, that Bob shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night."

The third night was Fred's turn. Fred was a tanned, older cowboy; a man's man. The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. "Good morning!" he said. They couldn't believe it. They said, "Man, what happened?" He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed, patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night...

When they asked what happened, he said, "Bob sat up and watched me all night."

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy Release Day for SLEEPLESS IN SAN FRANCISCO...


Today is the release day for my new book, SLEEPLESS IN SAN FRANCISCO. As the title suggests, this is an GLBT twist on the old film, "Sleepless in Seattle." But aside from the title and the fact that the story is set in San Francisco, there's very little from the original movie in this book. And the synopsis below, which I think is very thorough, should give readers a good look at what's inside. If you're a fan of home improvement shows on TV, if your a fan of hot air balloons, and if you love romance with a happy ending, this book might be just what you've been looking for.


When young Noah Richardson sends an e-mail to the producers of the home renovation show "Dream Away," he has no idea that the host of the show, Jonathan Haynes, will be intrigued and touched by his sad story. Noah, his father, and their black lab, Tucker, have recently relocated to San Francisco to start a fresh new life and heal their wounds. And their house is in dire need of renovation.


Jonathan Haynes is desperate to find an interesting house to film for the show. So he gets on a plane and flies to San Francisco the day after he reads Noah's e-mail. But Jonathan soon finds out that Noah's father, Ed, doesn't know about Noah's e-mail and he has to convince him to do the show. The fact that Ed and Jonathan wind up on the living room floor having passionate sex during their first meeting doesn't help.


But Ed finally agrees to do the show. By the time construction begins, Ed and Jonathan can't get enough of each other. They start having secret encounters to satisfy their desires, never realizing they are building a solid relationship at the same time.


Then a series of events takes control of their lives and changes them all forever. Ed's not sure what to do. He's in love with Jonathan, and he can't get enough of Jonathan's body. But he feels guilty about starting a new relationship with anyone. So he wrestles with the conflict and begs for a sign to help him decide what to do, which leads to a surprise ending that none of them could have predicted.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

American Star II...Now in Paperback on Amazon.com


AMERICAN STAR II is now out in paperback on Amazon.com. This is a sequel to AMERICAN STAR, which was the first, in a series of books that revolves around the hit TV show, American Idol. These books are sexy, they are fun, and they have completely fictional story lines.

Now, just to be clear, because I don't want anyone getting the wrong impression. Although I'm a fan of American Idol, both these books are only loosely based on the TV show. They are LGBT erotic romances, but they are also satirical, fictional love stories that are not based on anyone who is actually connected with American Idol. I wanted to explain this, because I hate the thought of anyone spending their hard earned money on a book they think is total fan fiction. It's not. One romance reviewer compared AMERICAN STAR to fan fiction, but she either didn't get the satire, or she didn't read the book in full. Either way, I wanted to clear that up so people don't get the wrong idea.

You have to be a devoted fan of something in order to write fan fiction. I said I was a fan of American Idol, but not enough of a fan to stand in line for hours waiting to audition, I wouldn't miss a good dinner party to stay home and watch American Idol, and I'm certainly not enough of a fan to write a book about anyone or anything involved with the show. And, to be totally honest, I've never even bothered to vote for any of the contestants. I like the show, I think the people involved are talented and dedicated, but that's as far as it goes.

I wrote the books because I know that millions of people in the LGBT community are fans of American Idol and I thought it would be interesting to take a satirical look at what could happen, from a pop culture point of view, with a show like American Idol. And in order to make it more interesting, I took at look at what might happen behind the scenes. There's very little music in the books, and the plots don't revolve around the singing. They revolve around the personal, intimate relationships.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Eileen Fulton: The Sweetest Celebrity I've Met...


For ten years, I owned and operated an art gallery in New Hope, PA, not far from my home on the outskirts of New Hope. It's a tourist town that attracts all kinds of people from all over the country...and the world. And in the ten years I owned the gallery, I met my fair share of celebrities.

Some were clients; others were browsers. Lainie Kazan came in wearing a sweat suit and dark glasses, and Mick Jagger pulled up to the curb in a long limo. When Barbra Streisand came to town, everyone was on the lookout. Unfortunately, when she walked into my shop I was working on a manuscript for Cleis Press and I wasn't paying attention. I didn't even know it was her until someone across the street pointed her out. Ah well.

My brother, Mark Field, owns a wonderful business in Manhattan, http://venfieldnyc.com/ . His client list includes celebs like Lucy Liu, Matthew Broderick, and Danielle Steel.

But the sweetest celeb I've ever met was Eileen Fulton. Eileen is most famous for her role as Lisa Grimaldi on "As the World Turns," but she is also an accomplished singer with a very excellent cabaret act. I met Eileen the first weekend she started doing her act in New Hope in the late l990's, at Odette's (formerly owned by Odette Myrtle, the famous Hollywood actress). She walked into my shop with her manager, Richard Barclay, and I was dumbstruck. She's just as gorgeous as all her photos, but her southern charm calmed my nerves. Eileen was spending the weekend at the Inn next to my gallery, and she was doing four shows that weekend for a sold out crowd.

I quickly made a few phone calls and got a couple of tickets to her show. And I never do that. I'm not starstruck and at the time I was putting long hours at the gallery. But I was glad I did. The show was excellent, and Eileen Fulton made the crowd roar.

But more than that, she came back to New Hope, twice a year, for the next five years to do other shows at Odette's. I saw them all, and never got tired of hearing her sing. And when she wasn't rehearsing or performing, she was hanging out on the streets of New Hope, charming everyone with her endearing personality. She purchased a large sterling tray from me for her home. I liked her so much I didn't even want to charge her. But she insisted, so I gave her a huge "friend" discount.

Unfortunately, Odette's nightclub was lost in the last huge flood we had here in New Hope. And the owners didn't rebuild and Eileen stopped coming to New Hope. Then I closed the gallery and started writing fiction full time instead of part time. But, Eileen is still doing her cabaret act in New York, and I've seen it there, too. I know she just did one in June at The Metropolitan Room, and I'm sure she'll be doing others. I'll post dates when I get an update from her.

Thanks, Eileen, for some wonderful memories and some nice times.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Astatalk.com is Getting Away with Stealing Books...

This so-called underground web site, http://astatalk.com/, is stealing three of my books, and I know for a fact that it is stealing many more books from other people.

If you are a writer, and you've been through the battles of having your book downloaded illegally, please check this out, file an abuse, and don't let them get away with it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Excerpt from THE DEVIL'S HALF ACRE...


The newest anthology from ravenousromance.com was just released this week. It's titled, BOYS OF THE BITE, and I have a short story in the book titled, THE DEVIL'S HALF ACRE. It's been number one on the ravenous web site all weekend.
So I wanted to post a short excerpt from my story. The excerpt has been edited because this blog is rated PG, but it's a good example of how an erotic romance can also be a PG rated romance if you take out the explicit sex scenes. This entire book is filled with romantic LGBT oriented vampire stories that not only have sexy scenes, but great story lines, too.


It was a dark, seedy place that had red and white checked table cloths made out of vinyl, and knotty pine paneling on the walls. They sold beer by the bottle and pizza by the slice; and it smelled like stale tobacco and urine. He was unusually hungry that night and was hoping to knock off two or three guys before dawn. But when he crossed to the end of the bar and sat down on a stool, he met a young man who had a magic all his own. The young man was not a vampire, and he was not supernatural. But Gio was captivated by his eyes: one was deep brown and the other bright blue. He had wavy brown hair, a muscular, compact body, and smooth olive skin. He was average in height, but Gio could sense that he was powerful.
“Can I buy you a drink?” Gio asked. He smiled and stared directly into his eyes, but he met a natural resistance that didn’t happen often. He wasn’t able to penetrate his thoughts; he couldn’t find a way to control him.
The guy smiled back and made a face. But he said, “Ah well, no thanks, buddy. I’m a recovering alcoholic and I don’t drink anymore.”
“I see.” He continued to peer into his eyes, but it was no use. His will was so strong Gio’s right eye began to twitch. He’d seen this before with recovering alcoholics and people who had conquered serious addictions. They’d learned to concentrate so hard and had trained themselves so well, it was next to impossible to penetrate their thoughts. And for some reason, this only attracted Gio even more.
“But why don’t I buy you a drink instead,” the guy said.
Gio laughed. Then he said, “I don’t drink either.” Alcohol didn’t influence him; mortal beverages were tasteless and provided nothing he needed.
He blinked a couple of times, then extended his right hand and said, “I’m Colin.”
“I’m Gio. Do you live in town?” Colin’s handshake was strong and dominant; his fingers were long and thick.
He told him that he lived across the river, in New Jersey. He’d just moved back to the area, because of some “trouble” he’d had in college. He didn’t go into details, but the “trouble” had been serious enough to cost him his driver’s license for one year and a long, expensive list of legal fees. So he moved back home to work in the family construction business to help pay his debts. He smiled and said, “I like your name, Gio. Is it short for Giovanni?”
Gio's eyebrows went up; the guy wasn’t stupid. Most Americans called him Joe, because they didn’t know any better. “Yes. It is.”
“My mother is from Italy,” Colin said. “I can understand most things in Italian, but it’s hard to converse if you don’t practice often.”
They sat there talking like this until two in the morning. Sometimes in Italian, but Colin shrugged his shoulders most of the time. Gio kept ordering club sodas and tipping the bartender with ten dollar bills so he wouldn’t lose money on them. When it was time to close the bar, it occurred to Gio that he’d forgotten all about food that night. And he didn’t care either. If he had to, he could go days without sustenance. Besides, the night before he’d taken three football players, one long-haired musician from a rock band and a married guy from the suburbs. He’d be fine for a while. When they stood to leave so the bartender could close for the night, he asked him, “How are you getting home?”

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Back to Basics: A New Review Blog for LGBT Books...


As a gay writer who has been in LGBT books published by all the well-respected gay publishers for over fifteen years, I'm finding it very interesting that there aren't many serious blogs out there that are reviewing LGBT books. And it's not because there aren't enough LGBT titles out there. A large group of new LGBT writers have been emerging in the past few years and they've been producing LGBT books in record numbers. And the book review sites who have been reviewing these books are not, for the most part, specifically geared toward the LGBT community, to say the least. So I'm putting out a call to the writers and readers in the LGBT community, with a very loud scream, to contact me about setting up a new blog that deals only with LGBT books. I'd like to focus on LGBT romances, erotic romances, and erotica. But also be open to all genres in the LGBT community, including the classics. (We do have classics, although you wouldn't know that from the loud review sites online these days.) I'd also like to focus on updates and changes happening in the publishing industry with regards to LGBT books. And I'd like to do this with the kind of attitude that gains respect for the LGBT community, that validates serious LGBT writers who aren't jumping into the arena to join the latest money-making trend, and who care about what young LGBT readers are reading these days. If you're interested, please contact me on the comment page, or e-mail me. My e-mail address is posted three times on this blog.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

BOYS OF THE BITE...


If it hadn't been for facebook, I probably would have forgotten I was in this book. It's been a busy summer and I've been working on a new book and finishing edits for another at the same time.


BOYS OF THE BITE is a gay vampire anthology and my short story, THE DEVIL'S HALF ACRE is included in this book. I wrote this story about six years ago, and when I saw the call for submission, I pulled it out in hard copy, re-wrote it, and sent it in. And I was thrilled when they decided to publish it.