Alyson Books

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.

An Officer and His Gentleman

I recently saw this information on Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.

An Officer and His Gentleman

Ryan Field (Author)

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.

In August of 2010, An Officer and His Gentleman will be released by Alyson Books, in print.

Alyson Books buys AN OFFICER AND HIS GENTLEMAN…

Over the years, I’ve had so many short stories published in books by Alyson Publications I can’t even remember the exact titles. I’m also a fan of their books in general, as a reader. So I was excited to find out that they recently bought my book, AN OFFICER AND HIS GENTLEMAN, as one of their 2010 releases. Below is an excerpt from Lori Perkins ravenousromance blog about the details. Congrats to EM Lynley on the sale of SEX LIES AND WEDDING BELLS to Alyson, too.

We are thrilled to announce that Alyson Publishing will publish two RR titles in 2010 as what we all hope will be their new foray into gay romance publishing. They will publish our best-selling titles AN OFFICER AND HIS GENTLEMAN by Ryan Field and SEX, LIES AND WEDDING BELLS by EM Lynley. Don Weise, the publisher of Alyson, and someone who has been reading gay erotica for at least two decades, said our books were as good, if not better, than anything he’s ever read. And, that if this is the direction romance novels have gone in since he last read them, then he better start reading romance novels again!

Best Date Ever…

One of my favorite books, and one I’ve had the privilege to be part of, is titled, BEST DATE EVER. It’s an anthology of short stories that celebrates chance meetings, romance and falling in love. It’s not highly erotic; just the opposite. But each short story is about a memorable, heartfelt date that ended as either a wonderful memory or as the beginning of a new relationship. And, they are all true stories based on real life experience. I know this for a fact, too.

I decided to blog about this book today, because besides being one of the books I love, it was also one of the most difficult books I ever tried to get into. I can clearly recall the day I submitted my story, titled, “The Blogger Boi,” to the editor, Lawrence Schimel. He’s a career anthologist; his work is noted for its literary quality. And I wanted to be a part of that because these opportunities don’t come around often.

I figured I wouldn’t hear anything back for a few weeks at least. But an hour later he e-mailed me about the submission with a few questions. He wanted to know, for sure, if the story was based on a real life experience. He must have checked that I write fiction, and wanted to be certain this story wasn’t fiction.

I assured him it was real, based on my own personal experience. And writing about anything in my life is something I rarely do. I typically write fiction only, with a few exceptions. Partly because I never thought my own life was interesting enough to write about, and partly because I prefer writing things that take me to different places. So I tried to convince him, through e-mails, that the story was based on a real life experience and we left it at that.

A couple of months later, he told me the story had been accepted but he was still curious about the real life aspect. And I was only too pleased to discuss it with him. I admired his tenacity and I liked the fact that I’d be part of an authentic book based on true stories.

I still like everything about this book, from the cover to the last short story. And I’m glad he took the time to question my motives. He could have just disregarded my submission and moved on to another story.