cowboy mike and buddy boy

Ryan Field on Allromanceebooks.com

Ryan Field on Allromanceebooks.com

Here’s another batch of e-books that just went up on Allromanceebooks.com. I decided to release them slower on ARe because when you release back listed books…even if they are .99 e-books…you wind up taking over the entire new release page at one time and I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes so to speak. So for now, this is the next small batch of five. And, for the record, none of these e-books contain any of the following elements.

Anything with pedophilia, which involves sexual situations between adults and children. We are not interested in “barely legal” situations, either.

Anything with necrophilia, which is sex with a truly dead body. If your vampires and zombies are having sex (with the living or each other), it better be lively.

Anything with bestiality, which is sex with animals. Sentient beings, including shapeshifters, centaurs, and the like must be adequately anthropomorphized.

Rape or incest. If it’s a necessary part of a story, its purpose should not be to arouse.

Dirty Little Virgin

Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy

Cowboy Howdy

Capping the Season

Billabong Bang

I’ll post more when they go up.


My Newest Amazon Releases

Here are a few more books I just released on Amazon. As I’ve stated, this is for readers and for my own records. I’ve found that blogging in general has been a great asset to me while putting these books back up on Amazon. Instead of searching through files for blurbs and book descriptions, I’ve basically only had to do a simple blog search to get the past information.

So if you are an author, start documenting what you’re doing on your blog for your own records, too. You never know when that information might be needed, and blogging is a very simple way to retrieve it. Small e-presses go out of business all the time no matter what they promise you in the beginning, and you might just wind up pubbing your own books someday.

Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy link

Something for Saint Jude link

Kevin Loves Cowboys link

These are all now .99 e-books for at least the next three months. And they are only on Amazon for the time being. We will distribute them elsewhere in the future. If anyone has any questions, feel free to e-mail me at rfieldj@aol.com

New Release: "Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy" …And Kindle Owner’s Lending Library Info


“Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy is being released today. I’ll post more about it on Monday. Until I do, you can read more here, and here, and here.

Here’s a link to Loveyoudivine.com.

Here’s one for Amazon.

If anyone has any questions about the story, please feel free to e-mail me.

And don’t forget to look into the new book sharing Program on Amazon. It’s the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. Here’s a link, and here’s some basic info below. It’s good for authors and for readers. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences so far with my indie novel I pubbed with the KDP program on Amazon, CHASE OF A LIFETIME.

With Prime, Kindle owners can now choose from over 145,000 titles to borrow for free as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Titles include all seven Harry Potter books (starting June 19) and over 100 current and former New York Times Best Sellers.

May 11th Release: Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy


I just received the final draft of “Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy.” The release date will be May 11, 2012. It’s a short story e-book being released with Loveyoudivine.com. It’s gay fiction with a hint of romance. But I hate to classify anything I write anymore because someone else always does it for me. And I don’t mind this at all. Generally speaking: CMABB is gay, and it’s fiction. I’ll post more links when it’s released.

No spoilers, though. Here’s the blurb and a brief excerpt.

When Noah realizes he’s fallen in love with the wrong person, he decides to change his life and his circumstances. He vows he’ll never get involved with a cowboy or a married man again. But when Noah’s married cowboy, Mike, begs him not to leave, Mike explains that his marriage was over a long time ago and then he promises to do the right thing. Unfortunately, Mike’s wife finds out about Mike and Noah before Mike has a chance to tell her he wants a divorce. And, this all happens on Halloween night, when Noah meets Mike on his way home from a costume party. It’s the first time Noah’s ever done drag in his life and it’s only a joke. But Mike’s wife doesn’t find it funny when she catches Mike with his hand up Noah’s tight dress in the backseat of a car.

One autumn a few years back, there was an attractive, young man who began to wonder if his life was heading in the right direction. He had good reason to wonder. But he was having such a damn good time sneaking around with his married lover, he decided not to think about it…too much.

He was only 22 years old at the time, a recent college graduate with a degree in business, still working as a waiter in a small, rural town in Montana, waiting for his real life to begin. He was slim and lanky and muscle-toned, with a shock of dark brown hair that screened his forehead and thick tresses that always appeared slightly wind blown. Dark lashes framed his deep blue eyes and a dimple in his chin caused most people to glance at him twice. If someone didn’t know him well, they would have thought his bland taste in clothing wasn’t his best asset. He had an unadventurous style of dress, veering precariously close to parochial-school uniform.

He did deserve some credit in one area. Most guys his age, with his small-town background, would have settled for marrying their high-school sweetheart and ignoring their innate, natural urges with men. “It’s only a phase I’m going through,” they would have told themselves. “I’ll just get married, have a few kids, and I’ll stop thinking about guys sooner or later,” they would have rationalized. In spite of how much progress gay people had made in urban areas, in rural areas, gay life was still one of the top-ten taboos, and gay people still had limited options.

It never occurred to Noah to say that even once. He simply
could not help the way he felt about his married lover, Mike, and the things
they did when they met up on the sly. For that matter, he couldn’t help the
fact that he’d always been attracted to men, especially cowboys.

On the night Noah began to question where his life was going and the magnitude of sleeping around with a married man finally hit him, he was meeting Mike at the rest stop on the interstate. They met here often; it was safe and no one ever would have thought to look for them there. Mike was Noah’s first and only lover; a man who could curl Noah’s toes and make his eyes roll to the back of his head with the simple touch of one finger. When Mike held Noah in his arms, the world tilted on its side.

Personal Experiences: "Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy"


Although I don’t always base my fiction on past experiences…at least not the storylines…I do sometimes re-examine things I have experienced in a broad sense. I’m talking more about emotions and situations, not actual events and settings.

The western town in “Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy” is fictional. I didn’t even name it because I didn’t see a need to do this in a short story. For all intents and purposes, this is a town that could be found anywhere in the US. And what the two main characters experience could be something any two men might experience anywhere in the world.

The basic plot revolves around Mike and Noah. Mike is a big strong cowboy who never admits to being gay or straight. Noah is gay. There’s no doubt about this in his mind. But Mike doesn’t like labels and refuses to classify himself in any category.

Mike is married to a woman and stuck in a loveless marriage. This has nothing to do with Noah. Mike’s marriage was over long before he met Noah. Mike and Noah only meet in a dark rest area along the interstate on the outskirts of town and make love in the backseat of Mike’s car because there’s no place else for them to go. In small towns two men don’t just walk up to a desk clerk at a hotel or motel and get a room together.

This part of the story I based on personal experience. Before I met Tony, I thought I was in love with a married ex-marine. He didn’t like labels and he refused to call himself gay. That wasn’t a problem for me. I understood his feelings and respected them. The problem for me was that I knew he would never leave his wife or his bad marriage, and I eventually broke off the relationship. It wasn’t easy either. It was hard on both of us. But in the end we both knew it was the right thing to do. I only wish we’d done this before the wife found out about us. Trust me, it’s not fun being chased around a rest area in your boxer briefs by a large woman in track shoes carrying a baseball bat.

I swore after that experience I’d never get involved with a “straight” married guy again. No matter how good we were together, I wouldn’t let it happen twice. However, six months later I met Tony. We were both in college, both instantly attracted to each other, and wound up in the backseat of my car the first night we met. You can imagine the expression on my face when Tony told me on our second date that he was “straight” and he was engaged to a stewardess (this was that transition time when we still called flight attendants stewardesses). I’m putting the word “straight” in quotes because like the married ex-marine I had a fling with, Tony didn’t like labels either. He’s still not fond of them.

Lucky for me it was different with Tony. Twenty years later, we’re still together and going through life the best way we know how. But it wasn’t easy at first. I not only had to get Tony to commit to a relationship with me, I also had to deal with a vicious bleach blond stewardess who wasn’t above playing every dirty trick in the book. Unfortunately for her, to make a long story short, she underestimated my skills and eventually found it impossible to compete.

Of course the storyline in “Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy” isn’t based on my experiences. And the ending is a little different than what happened between the ex-marine and me. But I wanted to write about “straight” men who are attracted to, and fall in love with, gay men…even though they don’t like to be labelled gay themselves. It happens, and more often than most will acknowledge.

"Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy" Cover Preview

This is my newest release from loveyoudivine.com. A release date has yet to be set but I will post when it is.

It’s a short story, and below are the tag line and blurb. It’s one of the few times I get into a subject like this. It happens in real life and without a happy ending in most cases. But I do know of a few cases where the ending was happy and I wanted to focus on that.

Tag:

When a guy falls in love with a married cowboy, he’d better know how to run like hell.

Blurb:

When Noah realizes he’s fallen in love with the wrong person, he decides to change his life and his circumstances. He vows he’ll never get involved with a cowboy or a married man again. But when Noah’s married cowboy, Mike, begs him not to leave, Mike explains that his marriage was over a long time ago and then he promises to do the right thing. Unfortunately, Mike’s wife finds out about Mike and Noah before Mike has a chance to tell her he wants a divorce. And, this all happens on Halloween night, when Noah meets Mike on his way home from a costume party. It’s the first time Noah’s ever done drag in his life and it’s only a joke. But Mike’s wife doesn’t find it funny when she catches Mike with his hand up Noah’s tight dress in the backseat of a car.

A Look Inside: Chase of a Lifetime, And Future Projects


I just saw that Amazon posted a preview of “Chase of a Lifetime.” For those who don’t know, if you click on the link here, and then click on the cover image on Amazon for COAL, a new window will pop up and there’s a sample of the book.

It’s a decent sized sample, too. I don’t know how this part of the publishing process is done on Amazon. I didn’t choose what the preview would be and I didn’t choose the length of the preview. I’ve read some previews that are just a few pages. I’ve read some where you get the prologue and nothing else. With COAL, you get the entire first chapter and part of the second.

I’m happy with that. If I had been able to choose I would have done the same thing. There’s enough there to set the story up and to show the basic quality of the book. We’ve worked on formatting all week and did our best to correct all the problems with those few indentations that weren’t working. I didn’t see any last time I went through the book. I hope my e-readers are showing the same thing other e-readers are showing.

In any event, the preview is up for those who would like to check it out. Like I posted the first day I announced I was doing this book on Amazon, it’s a quiet humble little venture I hope will allow me the freedom to do a few things I normally wouldn’t be able to do with publishers. Right now I’m working on something interesting…a novel that gets into doms and subs. I’ve never done that before (at least not in fiction 🙂 and I wanted to give it a try. The main theme revolves around a sub who can’t get enough dom, but is always torn between what he thinks is “normal” and “too much.” In other words, like so many, he’s plagued with guilt for a good deal of the book. And I’m not sure he’ll ever get over it.

And please look for my new release with Loveyoudivine.com, which I’ll post more about soon. It’s tentatively titled, “Cowboy Mike and Buddy Boy.” But that might be changed because of the word “boy.” I don’t want anyone’s search engine getting the wrong idea in these ever changing times of publishing.