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The Lost Romance: When A Man Loves A Man; Male Full Frontal Nudity In Cloudburst the Movie; Bryce Williams and Sexual Orientation

The Lost Romance Novel: When A Man Loves A Man

In 2014 something interesting happened. I submitted a romance novel to my publisher titled, When A Man Loves A Man, that was part of the Glendora Hill series and I moved on to my next project and deadline.

However, this week I was going over books for a new author web site we’re building and I couldn’t find When A Man Loves A Man anywhere. Not on any web sites, from Amazon to the publisher’s web site. I even posted about it here, with an excerpt, and then forgot about it.

So I went through my e-mails and contacted my publisher, and sure enough after enough searching we found it. Evidently, while the book was waiting for a cover it somehow got lost and slipped through those proverbial cracks. I can’t blame the publisher because I’m as much at fault. I should have remembered and I should have been on top of it. That is part of my job as an author and I’m usually very good about it.

In any event, I’m thankful we found out what happened to the lost book and When A Man Loves A Man will be released this week. If you notice, that title wasn’t by accident. There’s a singing cowboy in this one because I rarely ever see a man sing a love song about another man. I wanted to make that change in this book, because this character is not only an openly gay singing cowboy who sings love songs about gay men, he’s also a country western singer who has a decent following. Of course there’s the love story, which is the main focus.

I’ll post excerpts tomorrow here on the blog.  I think this is a good example of how authors without agents need to keep really good records and files. And never delete an e-mail. You never know when something like this might happen to you.  If you save everything, and back it up with e-mail a few times, you can always go back and figure it out.

I also found my keys this week.

Male Full Frontal Nudity In Cloudburst the Movie

The other night we finished a two week Orange Is the New Black binge on NetFlix and that’s a really tough act to follow. While looking for something decent to watch after that, we found a movie titled, Cloudburst, starring Olympia Dukakis and Ryan Doucette. The general story line revolves about an elderly lesbian couple who’ve been together for over 30 years and one woman’s granddaughter wants to put her into a nursing home. Because gay marriage wasn’t legal at the time, these two women have no rights whatsoever and the granddaughter can do whatever she wants. And, she does.

Without giving any spoilers, the woman in the nursing home sneaks out with the help of her longtime wife and they set out on a road trip to Canada to get legally married. And on the way there they pick up a hitchhiker who is probably one of the best looking men I’ve seen in a film in a long time. This part is played by Ryan Doucette, and there are more than a few revealing photos of him in the film. However, there are a few full frontal male nude scenes with another actor who plays a small part that lasted longer than any full frontal in any film I’ve ever seen before. Good ones, too. You’ll rewind a few scenes, trust me.  

In any event, here’s a link to the wiki page, and, with or without the full frontal nudity this film is so excellent it can stand on its own anywhere, at any time. You will not be disappointed.

Here’s a link to Ryan Doucette’s web site, which is simple to navigate and you can read more about Coudburst and his other projects. There are a few great youtube videos up where he does stand up comedy and takes off all his clothes. I don’t know if he’s gay or straight, and I don’t really care, but I found him interesting because he’s the kind of character I’m always trying to write about in books.

Bryce Williams and Sexual Orientation 

I was out of the office all day yesterday and I heard about what happened in Virginia on the radio while listening to traffic reports. Throughout the day, I would check my phone to read updates and the story just kept getting worse. I can’t even imagine how horrifying this must have been for everyone involved.

And now there are reports surfacing about Williams’ sexual orientation, which shouldn’t matter at all, but it is part of the story, too:

ABC published portions of the document, which reveal Williams’ claim that one of his motivations for the shootings was the mistreatment he felt he received for being a gay black man.

You can read more here. Regardless of his race or his sexual orientation, there was something seriously wrong with him. His sexuality shouldn’t matter; his race shouldn’t matter. He took their lives and ruined countless other lives in the process. There are no good excuses for what he did to those innocent people.

The Rainbow Detective Agency Book 6



The Scottish Duke


 
 

Rainbow Detective Agency: The Guy With Two Penises; More About Cultural Appropriation; What Is "Genderqueer?" Tallywackers Male Hooters

Rainbow Detective Agency: The Guy With Two Penises

It’s release day for another book in The Rainbow Detective Agency series. This one is subtitled, The Guy With Two Penises. And that’s because one of the characters in the book has diphallia, which is a rare syndrome where a man is literally born with two penises. There’s information on the web about this with a simple search. I didn’t want to get too technical. In the same respect, I didn’t want to be glib about it either…or appropriate. So I tried to treat it with sensitivity and respect as well as offering some light hearted dialogue…and sex scenes…as an outsider looking in. In this case, I am the outsider.

Here’s the blurb:

In this third book in The Rainbow Detective series, Proctor and Blair take on a case that involves blackmail, kidnapping, and a handsome young guy with two perfect penises. The guy with two penises is a public personality, and the wealthy client who hires Blair and Proctor is willing to pay a huge sum of money to keep the guy’s two penises a secret.

As fascinated as Blair and Proctor are with the guy who has two penises, there are dangerous, unexpected twists in this case that put them in grave danger. And the fact that they are in love with each other doesn’t make working together any easier. It’s the kind of peculiar double penis case that will not only test their love, but also test whether or not they can continue working together.


Will Blair be able to grow up and meet Proctor’s professional expectations? And will Proctor ever be able to get the guy with two perfect penises out of his head?

Links:

Smashwords

Allromanceebooks

The book will also be at iTunes and B&N. When I get an Amazon link, I’ll post that, too. And, this is the 3rd book in the series, but each book can be read as a stand alone.

More About Cultural Appropriation

I actually came across this link at one of the most unlikely places. As it turns out, I’m glad I went there because it’s one of the most engaging posts on cultural appropriation I have seen…probably ever. In this case, the culture being appropriated is deaf culture.

I make no claims to know anything about this particular subject, however, I do know what it’s like as a gay man to face cultural appropriation on what is usually a daily basis.

Here is one particularly interesting quote.

It has become a commodity of which any con artist can appropriate a few signs for themselves to create a persona.  They film themselves, stand on stage, teach classes, and strut with pride.  They know ASL! They have a right to use ASL!


            No. You do not. It is not yours to use for your financial benefit. You are a thief. You are stealing our language, mangling it, and regurgitating a weaker, inaccurate version. You smile in your YouTube videos, on your spot on the stage, in your classes, smiling, basking in the spotlight. You do not care about our language. You do not take the time to learn about what ASL really is. You do not care about Deaf people. You only care about the accolades that you receive.

You can read the rest here. I hope the link works. However, as I stated above my post is about appropriating all cultures, not just one. 

Thankfully, there are people presenting this argument in other places so we have these examples from which to draw.

What Is Genderqueer?
I’ve posted about this topic before, too. Genderqueer, I find, is not a term people know well…even the people who are genderqueer in some cases.

Gender identity. Biological sex. Gender expression. Cisgender. Transgender. Genderqueer. Androgyny. The gender binary. If you’ve ever wondered about the definition of some of these terms, Ashley Mardell’s video about the ABC’s of LGBT is a great starting point. She acts as a moderator as several of her friends break down different terms related to gender in this wonderfully in-depth video. This video serves as a great tool for cisgender allies who are looking to strengthen their knowledge of the LGBT community they’re hoping to stand besides, and those who have questions about their gender identity. The team manages to pack in a lot of information in a cohesive, easy to understand manner, especially about a topic that we aren’t granted the opportunity to learn too much about in mainstream spaces and education. Can you imagine if we were taught these terms in school?
It’s a really good video that explains something most of us aren’t familiar with.
Tallywackers Male Hooters
I almost feel guilty posting this because the other two news items were so serious and educational. But we all need a little fun, too. This is being compared as the male version of Hooters.
Finally, the restaurant we’ve been waiting for.
 Tallywackers is a new dining establishment coming to Dallas. Per a help wanted ad posted to Craigslist, it appears to be a bar and restaurant specializing in hot dogs and other phallic-shaped foods served up by a staff of half-naked hunks.

You can read more here.

What I find most interesting is that the women who have been screaming about objectification, and rightly so, all these years are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to objectifying men. I make no comment on that because I think we all need to lighten up a little, including me sometimes. I just find it interesting there seems to be a reverse double standard nowadays.

99 Penis Facts; Exhibitionists; Thierry Pepin Undergear & Porn

99 Penis Facts

Here’s an entertaining article that discusses penis facts…with 99 examples. It’s hard to get more factual than that, pardon the pun. You can spend a while here. There are so many things I didn’t know about this topic I had to re-read a few just to make sure I hadn’t missed anything. This one about cats I read three times.

Domestic cats have barbed penises. They have about 120 to 150 one-millimeter-long spines that point backwards. When the penis withdraws from the female cat, the spines rake along the vagina, triggering ovulation.h

And this one I actually did know.

There are two kinds of penises: 1) a grower, which expands and lengthens when erect and 2) a shower, which looks big most of the time, but doesn’t get much bigger after an erection. Approximately 79% of men have growers and 21% have showers. In other words, a man whose has a small flaccid penis might have a surprising big erection. Conversely, a man with a big, limp penis might not get a significantly larger erection.f

Amazing how true that is. And I can’t believe I’ve never actually mentioned it in a book.

You can read more here.

Exhibitionists

This next link will take you to a web site with NSFW photos of exhibitionists. At least this is what it says on the homepage.

Exhibitionists like to show off. A few like to post their names. Most like to remain anonymous (some should remain that way and some should be named).

 All need to to be Exxxposed. and that’s what I do and what this blog is about!…………….

The photos are actually not bad. I can only assume that all the photos were submitted and permission was granted to use them…by exhibitionists.

You can read more here.

Thierry Pepin Undergear & Gay Porn

I’ve posted about Undergear as a staple I’ve always known in gay pop culture in my lifetime. It started out as International Male as a mail order men’s catalogue that sold slightly over the top clothing and underwear for men. For most of the gay men who grew up in the latter part of the previous century International Male was a safe catalogue they didn’t have to hide under the bed, and yet it had some of the most erotic male models and highly charged sexual male images in the world.

I’ve also posted about Undergear model, Thierry Pepin, who is probably one of the most interesting Undergear models they’ve ever had in the catalogue. There really is just something about him that’s different. And I’m obviously not the only one who noticed this, because Undergear and Pepin are now teaming up to produce a line of Thierry Pepin underwear, exclusively sold through Undergear.

This is from the web site:

This is all just the beginning for New York-based, Quebec native super model Thierry Pepin, whose eponymous line of underwear launches this summer, exclusively with UnderGear. He spent his early career modeling for the likes of Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Ralph Lauren before becoming the face of cutting-edge underwear brand Gregg Homme®. Years in the fashion industry and a keen eye for menswear led him to begin designing on his own. The result? A line that’s defined by eye-catching construction, athletic influences, and a sophisticated sense of play with promises of more to come.

And that’s not all Pepin has been doing. According to this blogger, my FB buddy Guy Paul Wayne, Pepin has also done gay porn. There are NSFW photos and links that won’t disappoint you. I’m not sure why they don’t mention any of this on the Undergear web site. Could Pepin be ashamed of doing gay porn? I hope not. The majority of people reading and ordering from the Undergear catalogue wouldn’t mind in the least. The rest don’t matter because they’re never going to shop there anyway.

There’s also an interview on the Undergear web site you can read with the link above. Not once does that mention the gay porn either. I really don’t get it. If I were going to do gay porn now, in the Internet age where nothing can be hidden, I would at least mention something about it. Even if I referred to it as adult entertainment. I decided a long time ago when I started writing gay erotica I would never try to cover it up and I would always own what I did.

In any event, check out all the links above. You’ll see why Thierry will be selling a lot of underwear this summer.

Side note: In my upcoming 114,000 word novel, Small Town Romance Writer, I actually do base a few scenes loosely on a catalogue that sells men’s underwear with highly erotic images. The MC is a literary author and this is highly out of character for him. He gets the offer and it’s sort of his last attempt to do something unusual and dangerous after a lifetime of following all the rules. You can read the excerpt here. This excerpt is actually from a photo shoot with the fictional catalogue in my book.

 
 
 
Palm Beach Stud by Ryan Field
 

His Only Choice by Ryan Field
 
 
 
 
 
The Preacher’s Husband by Ryan Field
 
 
 

Friday Comes: All Things Penis

While searching for various words to use instead of penis (that weren’t slang, already over-used, and uncouth), I came across a few interesting web sites and wound up getting lost over the rainbow in all things penis. And while I didn’t find any words that work better than what I’ve been using for years in erotic fiction (plain and simple still works best), I did find a few interesting facts I didn’t know.

But if you don’t like penis, you might want to skip this post.  

4 Penis Myths Busted Here’s one I found interesting:

Although there’s plenty of research investigating the health benefits of semen, telling your date that your stuff is low-carb is not going to fly. (Unless you’ve been dying to have drink thrown in your face.) “Semen is mostly fruit sugar [fructose] and enzymes—not low-carb,” says Marc Goldstein, M.D., a professor of reproductive medicine and urology at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College.

Penis Synonyms

This one will lead you to a long list of words that can replace penis. But as I stated above, most wouldn’t work in erotica unless you’re using dialogue and that’s how the character speaks. Or for some other unusual circumstance that might crop up while you’re writing.

Frankly, I’d never heard of “ding dong mcdork, dude piston, or short arm,” not to mention a few others, like “meter long king kong dong.” But if you are looking for different words in place of penis…aside from the two most common we all know and love…this is the place to go.

On a web site called “Thought Catalogue,” I found something unusual about how a penis feels.

You can get there from here.

It’s like the start of an adventure when you are giddily anticipating what is going to happen when you start touching one and you haven’t had time for anything to feel boring or disappointing.

As I said, a very interesting article, and you’ll probably stop and think twice while you’re reading it.

This link is just outright painful in more ways that one. I suggest thinking twice before clicking it, because I’m not going to even get into what it’s about in this post. The only hints I’ll give are that it involves a Japanese chef who is asexual and wanted cook up something unusual. Unfortunately, there are photos, too.

For something a little lighter, check out this web site that measures the distance a penis will travel. It’s a quiz or something where you can find out the actual distance your penis goes during a romantic encounter, or in your lifetime.

definition: The cumulative distance that a penis travels during sex (Length of penis multiplied by number of thrusts. In and out count as two thrusts). Can be a measure of a single event or a lifetime. c/oUrban Dictionary

How to say penis in any language could be a great help to authors who write about foreign locations, or characters from different countries. I wish I’d seen this one when I was writing a book with a British character a few years ago. I could have used “plonker” in a few places with dialogue. I actually find it to be an interesting word and I’d love to find out how it became synonymous with penis.

From what I gather, this web site is a lot like facbook, except it’s focused on penis. In fact, it’s a social network that is only about networking penis and nothing else. You have to be 18 to enter, and the photos are explicit. So you’ve been warned.

And for those who lean more toward scientific data, here’s a web site that explains how a male opossum’s penis is bifurcated. I didn’t know this one either. It stunned me to think such a thing existed.

Because opossums mate quickly and birth is a rather low-key affair with the young being so tiny, an amusing myth was created. The belief was that the male used his bifurcated penis to eject sperm into the female’s nose (well, it was the right size and shape). She then sneezed the tiny babies into her pouch (she wasn’t sneezing, she was licking the hair to make the babies journey to the teats easier).

This is what bifurcated means:

 The male opossum has a two-pronged, or bifurcated, penis, and when he ejaculates sperm, they swim in pairs.

Now that’s not something you read everyday of the week.

Finally, here are the Top Ten Penises of All Time!!

I can’t help thinking about what a great title that would be for a book.

Photo courtesy of this wonderful photographer. I so wish there were more like this, who are willing to share images. Please take the time to check it out!!  I would have had to take a photo of my own crotch had I not found this one.