Brand New Release: A STARR IS BORN On Sale Now; Casey Spooner On the Commercialization of Pride; Ryan Field Books

Brand New Release: A STARR IS BORN On Sale Now

Image may contain: 1 personHere’s my new release, A STARR IS BORN. The blurb below explains the book nicely. It’s a quirky LGBTQ book that explores gender and how one gay man identifies. It’s not about a trans woman. This is about a gay man who’s breaking a few gender stereotypes, and who just wants to fit into this world. All I can say is this character is different.

It’s also on sale right now, until the end of the month at the publisher’s web site…with the promo code below. I’ll post links below.

Image may contain: 1 personA Starr Is Born is a queer retelling of an old rags to riches trope that’s been reinterpreted many times, but this time it’s totally different with gay main characters, a gay love story, and a gay male point of view. It’s partly a light-hearted parody and partly sarcasm. It’s also highly erotic and charged with authentic, emotional gay male romance.

From the day they meet for the first time until the day their lives change forever, Harrison Parker and Morton Starr were destined for greatness—and each other. A Starr is Born follows the paths of handsome, badly-behaving rock star Harrison Parker and sexy gender-bending performer Morton Starr, who is just starting his career.
Morton is so madly in love with his husband, Harrison, he’ll do anything to please him, including overlooking all his self-destructive issues. However, as openly gay Morton gains more fame and success in the mainstream with his popular gay love songs and his unique gender-bending image, and Harrison continues to slide downhill, there comes a point where everything has to change. And when that climax finally happens, Morton isn’t certain about anything in his future or his marriage.
And here’s a link to Amazon, but it’s not on sale there. This is just the publisher’s sale. 
Casey Spooner On the Commercialization of Pride
I see articles like this every year during Pride month and I can’t say I disagree totally. Speaking as a pragmatic, it’s only normal that Pride should be commercialized to a certain extent. I don’t think it could be avoided. But looking at it in a more emotional direction I have to admit that I get a little tired of seeing non-LGBTQ people exploiting Pride, especially for their own monetary gain. And there’s a lot of that happening. It takes away from the meaning of Pride and it becomes just another commercial event. 
With that said, I’m linking to this interview with Casey Spooner where he goes into a lot more detail. 
A little bit. It’s a little aggressive. I’m all for visibility and I’m super excited that everyone’s excited. But I have to say, the commercialization of queer culture has been fatiguing. To go to Target and Lysterine has a rainbow on it, every shampoo has a rainbow on it. Everyone’s shoveling rainbows!

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