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Hearts on Fire Book Reviews: All About Yves


Someone e-mailed me about a review for All About Yves. From what I gather, it was posted a week ago. Don’t shoot me, but I don’t do google alerts, so I rarely ever know what’s being reviewed…or said. When I factor in writing time, editing, social media, and personal life (which usually suffers the most), there isn’t much time left. The good thing is I have a network of good friends and we all tell each other about these things whenever we see them.

I’m linking now because there were never many reviews done for All About Yves. And also because I’d like the thank the reviewer for being so kind.

Book Review for ALL ABOUT YVES…Reviews with Personalities, Bookcovers.com


I’d like to thank the folks over at bookcovers.com for giving ALL ABOUT YVES such a nice review, especially Daisiemae, the reviewer. I would have done this sooner, only I hadn’t heard about it yet.

Here’s the link. And check out their other reviews, too. It’s a very neat, clean web site, and simple to navigate. This is one of my main objectives when I’m surfing the net for fast book reviews and ratings.

Book Excerpt: ALL ABOUT YVES

Though ALL ABOUT YVES is loosely based on the old movie, “All About Eve,” the book revolves around the fashion and modeling industry instead of the theater industry, it captures many of the experiences young gay men have when they are trying to break into the modeling industry, and both the male leads in the book are gay men.

On all the e-book web sites, including amazon, there’s an excerpt from the first chapter. But I wanted to add one here on the blog that hasn’t been published anywhere. This is from a scene where Marco finally realizes that Yves is stabbing him in the back, and he’s not taking it well.
“There’s nothing laughable about a male model getting older,” Marco said. He walked up to Frazier and pointed at him. He jabbed Frazier’s chest with his finger a few times. “And while we’re talking about obsessions, I’m sick and tired of the way sweet young Yves follows me around and mimics my every move. When he’s not watching the way I walk, he’s watching how I dress and how I hold a glass. I’ve. Fucking. Had it.”

“He’s just in awe of you,” Frazier said. “How can you be so sadistic to someone so gentle and decent and kind-hearted?”
“I’ve always managed to maintain a balance between my public persona and my private persona,” Marco said. “And I intend to continue doing just that. There are certain things about my life I’m not willing to share with the public or anyone else, including some fucking little cunt named Yves.”
“For example?”
“For example: you,” Marco said. “You’re my partner, my lover, and my husband. And I’m not allowing a sneaky little climber like Yves Marisano to stick his claws into your back so easily.”
Frazier smiled and crossed to where Marco was standing. “I know this is when I’m supposed to reassure you and baby you. But you’re not a teenager, Marco. You’re almost a middle aged man.”
“Watch it Frazier,” Marco said. “I’m not joking.” He hated being called middle aged.
“And frankly I resent the fact you’d even think I’m interested in taking advantage of a nice young man like Yves,” Frazier said. “I know you’ve always had to fight hard, but I’m not going to let you stick your vicious claws into me for no reason, and I’m not going to let you stick them into poor Yves either.”
Marco took a deep breath and turned his back on Frazier. “What about his claws?” He spoke through clenched teeth.
“He doesn’t even have claws yet,” Frazier said. “He’s too young and sincere to even know how to defend himself against someone with your experience. He’s just a star struck kid who worships the ground you walk on. He’s never made an inappropriate comment or advance to me. The only thing he ever talks about is how much he admires you and the fashion empire we’ve created. The fact that we’re even arguing about this is insane.”
Marco banged his fists on the bar. He tried to lower his voice, but he was too furious to do anything but shout. “So I guess I should just ignore everything and start taking those Prozac pills everyone else takes. Let me tell you one thing…”
“Marco,” Yves said, appearing in the doorway. “I checked on the canopies and everything in the kitchen is fine.”

Review: ALL ABOUT YVES

Usually, I don’t get reviews in this soon for a book that has just been released. And this review, to me, is worth a great deal for two reasons: one, I didn’t solicite the review, and two, I’m a fan of this reviewer, Amos Lassen. When I’m shopping for something to read, I usually check out his reviews first to see what he has to say about the book I’m going to purchase. And I couldn’t be more thrilled about him reviewing ALL ABOUT YVES.

Clever Title, Clever Book, May 7, 2010
By
Amos Lassen (Little Rock, Arkansas) – See all my reviews
This review is from: All About Yves (Kindle Edition) Field, Ryan. “All About Yves”, Ravenous Romance, 2010. Clever Title, Clever Book Amos Lassen The title of Ryan Field’s new book, “All About Yves”, isn’t the only thing that is clever about it. Field is a good writer and he again builds characters that are well created and totally believable. He also writes excellent erotica. Marco Denny is the hero. He is a male model with an international reputation and has everything a person might want. He has money and he has been in a relationship for fifteen years. What bothers him is that time moves on and he does so with it. At 35, he is still popular and requested but he feels that as he moves into what he calls “middle age” that he may lose his popularity in a culture that is so youth oriented. One night, young Yves Marsiano, 20, appears outside of his dressing room and the time comes for Marco to face what he is so afraid of. Yves worships Marco and he is willing to do whatever it takes to please him. He gives Marco a sad story about the difficulties he has had during growing up and Marco decides to hire him as his personal assistant. Now we see that there is more to this than suspected and Yves turns out to be quite an ambitious young man. He watches Marco and notes every move and this seems to flatter Marco. When some unusual things begin to happen, Marco becomes suspicious and suddenly Marco’s world is turned inside out. His darkest fears come true and his career is about to come tumbling down. This is not a difficult story and it is something that many of us face when we realize that time marches on. Ryan Field makes this into a good read with lots of erotica. It is not a book you have to think about, just sit back and enjoy the read.

Happy Release Day: ALL ABOUT YVES

Though this book is loosely based on the film, All About Eve, starring Bette Davis, there are drastic differences. First, the main characters are gay men. Second, it’s set in the present day and revolves around the fashion industry instead of the theater. And third, there are no actual quotes from the movie. While I was writing this I thought about all the famous lines Bette Davis used, and then decided it just wouldn’t be right to use them. So there won’t be any “fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night,” lines in the book.

And, this book is a bit tamer in the erotica department than a few of my other books. Too many sex scenes just wouldn’t have worked. They would have looked contrived and they would have ruined the relationship between all the characters. However, each scene where there is something erotic keeps the story moving forward. Below is a synopsis, and I’ll post excerpts that haven’t been published anywhere soon.

SynopsisMarco Denny has international fame as a male model, good friends, more money than he’ll ever be able to spend, and a loving fifteen year relationship with the man of his dreams. The only problem is time. Though thirty-five year old Marco is still at the top of his game, he’s crossing into middle age and he’s not sure how to handle growing older in a youth-oriented industry. When twenty-year-old Yves Marisano shows up outside his dressing room one night, Marco has no idea that all of his fears about aging are about to come true.

Handsome young Yves is shy, polite, and humble. Marco Denny is his idol and there’s nothing he won’t do to please him. When Yves tells Marco a sob story about his difficult past, Marco feels sorry for him and gives him a job as his personal assistant.

Yves is not only smarter than he looks, but also more ambitious than he’s willing to admit. While Marco is busy with his career and his life, Yves is watching Marco’s every move. Yves studies him closely, from the way he walks to the way he eats his food.

At first Marco is flattered. But after a few unusual events he starts to question Yves’ motives. And when Marco’s good friends and his life partner don’t believe there’s anything wrong with Yves, Marco’s entire world turns upside down. For the first time in his charmed life, he stands to lose everything…