erotic gay fiction

Hot Erotic Gay Fiction: Unabated by Ryan Field; Male Full frontal Nudity On TV; Is Sexting Cheating?

Hot Erotic Gay Fiction: Unabated by Ryan Field

I actually don’t think that Unabated is one of my steamiest books…for lack of a better term. But I guess that’s debatable. It is sexy and it is a full length novel…and it does have a strong love story about new adults.

I do know that the theme of this new adult gay romance explores the concept of gay open marriages, and all the rules that go along with them. And the subplot has to do with two gay men who have been together for many years and are keeping a deep dark secret from everyone.

It’s not a mystery, but it does have a happy ending. I think that’s important, because it’s so hard to find a happy ending with any gay content that is produced these days.

In any event, here are a few of the links, and the blurb is below. It will be in a few other places, too, and I’ll post them soon. It’s usually in iTunes.

It will also be available as a print book soon.

Amazon Kindle

Kobo

Smashwords

Allromanceebooks.com 

Danny and Vince have an almost perfect gay marriage in New York, and then they move to a small gay enclave in the suburbs of Pennsylvania where they discover something interesting: most of the older gay couples have open marriages. Danny and Vince are still in their twenties, and everything about their lives is new and exciting. So when they leave New York to be closer to Vince’s job as a TV weather person in Pennsylvania, they discover they’re interested in exploring the possibilities of an open gay marriage, too.

In the midst of all this “adulting,” from being first time homeowners to buying a new car, the changes Danny and Vince experience in the small town of Penn’s Grant lead them to new sexual and emotional experiences they never had in New York. They not only meet gay couples who have been together for decades, but a few who have been leading double lives and hiding deep dark secrets that have ruled their lives. Thanks to his new open gay marriage, Danny discovers a few secrets about his own strong desires for men he never knew existed.

Will their open gay marriage ruin them both forever, or will it wind up bringing them closer together? And will the move to Penn’s Grant turn them into the small town gay couple they never wanted to become in the first place?

Male Full Frontal Nudity On TV 

Here’s another article that explores male full frontal nudity, and the double standard, but on TV this time. Of course Game of Thrones is there.

Before Meloni became a huge network star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, he joined the cast of HBO’s jail drama Oz. The series frequently had fights in the shower, graphic nude scenes, and a uniquely naked approach to solitary confinement. Meloni was not shy about being all kinds of naked including a scene where he’s fully nude talking with EGOT-winner Rita Moreno.

You can check this out here. 

Is Sexting Cheating?

I’ve never thought too much about this one. I haven’t even put it in a book…yet. But I think it brings up an interesting question: is sexting actually cheating? And when I say sexting I’m talking about DMs, too.

They did a survey and this is what they found…those “they” survey people.

35 percent of respondents said that yes, sexting is tantamount to cheating. Meanwhile, one in 10 say they thought it was “just a bit of fun.” And 62 percent said sending dirty pictures is worse than sending dirty texts.

Eight percent of respondents said they had sexted with someone other than their partner in the last year, and one third of them said the sexting had resulted in them ultimately meeting up and having sex behind their partner’s back.

You can read the rest here, where there’s a survey that you can take. One of the answers is “Only when you get caught.”

Evidently, it’s complicated. 




 
 

Justin Bieber’s Little Monkey; New Release; Gay Fiction: "Pledges"

I know this might sound trivial with all the news happening these days, but these monkey stories have been popping up all week and I figured why not post about Justin Bieber’s little monkey.

From what I’ve been able to gather in simple searches, Justin Bieber has a cute little monkey he calls Mally…but it’s created somewhat of a controversy. When he entered Germany about a month ago and they found out about his little monkey they took one look at it, shook their heads, and quarantined it. I’m not sure how the rest transpired, but it seems Bieber has learned to live without his little monkey and now he’s ready to give it up altogether.

Bieber’s manager is now looking for a good home for Bieber’s little monkey:

“Would you happen to have any recommendations for places that Mally would be safe and thrive?” he wrote.

It does sound as if Bieber and his manager are working hard to make sure Mally is placed somewhere safe.

“We are very concerned that Mally is safe and placed in the best possible residence,” Braun wrote in his recent email. But a spokesman for German customs said they still have not received official instructions from Bieber or his management.

I would imagine it’s not an easy thing for a guy to do, even if he is as famous as Bieber. After all, it’s not everyday a guy decides to give up his monkey for good. But I’m sure he realizes that he’ll be much better off without it, and that it’s really the best thing for Mally to be placed where it will receive all the love and care it needs.

You can read more here.

Gay Fiction: “Pledges”

I just received my contributor copies of a new anthology collection that is filled with erotic short stories about “Pledges.” It’s a book from Cleis Press, and it was edited by Shane Allison. My story is titled, “It’s Not Hazing, It’s Brotherhood.” I also noticed a few names of gay male authors that have published with www.ravenousromance.com  and www.loveyoudivine.com …Barry Lowe and Gregory Norris.

The photo above shows the two copies I received, and I had a good time writing this one. I often feel…now more than ever before…these books released by publishers like Cleis Press keep me grounded and focused on what gay fiction is, and what it’s always been about. It’s the reason why I just agreed to do something with German publisher, Bruno Gmunder again early this summer. I enjoy a lot of the changes happening in gay fiction, but I also think it’s important to retain the basic fundamentals of gay fiction…whether it be romance or mystery or anything related…because of the cultural aspects.

One of the goals I’ve always worked for as a gay person is to garner the same brand of respect other minorities have managed to garner so I’m not the brunt of stereotypes. If that means we all have to be a little more PC, so be it. I could elaborate on that for pages and still have room to write more.

In any event, here’s a link to purchase “Pledges,” and here’s the book description.

Wrestling at the frat house, toga parties, plenty of pledge paddlings, and initiations of the sexy kind will have every man on campus lined up to join the fraternity of beautiful men who know how to have fun, especially with each other! Shane Allison, recipient of the Gaybie Award for his fine fiction in College Boys returns to the campus for another set of page-turning, arousing adventures featuring hunky undergrads getting it on. Ryan Field shows us that pledge sex is the best sex in “It’s Not Hazing, It’s Brotherhood.” Hot, sweaty sex ensues between a pledge and his handsome professor in Heidi Champa’s “Caught Red Handed.” There’s some major heat to the seat action going on in Logan Zachary’s “Spank You, Sir, Could I Have Another?” The lines of gay and straight get blurred in Pepper Espinoza’s, “On Restriction.” Barry Lowe has got something for the most loyal of butt connoisseur in “Spin the Bottom.” Two young pledges are put through a series of seedy challenges in Eric Del Carlo’s “Pecking Order.” Gregory Norris amazes with “Heaven Week.” Michael Bracken proves that you have to “give” some head to get ahead in “What a Rush.”

Allmaleromance.com


I know I’ve posted about AMR before on the blog. But I’m doing this quick post for two reasons: one, I just signed up for an ad with them for “Chase of a Lifetime” and I am shamelssly mentioning it now, and two, because I do think they really are one of the best places to find a list of most m/m romance authors.

It’s one of those web sites, a lot like Elisa Rolle’s review site, where you can tell the people who run it really do love what they do. They love what they read as well. It’s all about books and covers and what’s the latest thing happening.

If you haven’t been there and you are a fan of m/m romance or gay fiction, please take the time to check it out here. It’s simple to navigate and you might wind up there for longer than you’d planned.

"Dammit" by Michele L. Montgomery: Published by Seventh Windows Publications


Before I get into anything else, I’d like to state up front this is a hard review to write because I don’t want to give out any spoilers. But with “Dammit,” Michele Montgomery had me surprised by her characters and the plot almost every time I seemed to think I had them all nailed down. In fact, the title of the book is perfect in more ways than one. Every time something took me by surprise I kept thinking, “dammit she did it again. I didn’t see that one coming.”

The book opens with an airport scene. This always resonates with me because I absolutely despise air travel because of the horrible complications that go along with it these days. But after reading the scenes in this airport, and some of the things that happen to Michael before he boards the plane, I might rethink how I feel about air travel and take a short trip somewhere. This is where Michele really is a master at fantasy, in my opinion. I read this book late at night this past weekend. And from Friday night until Sunday night, Michele took me away into a world of “what if combined with intrigue” and I loved every minute of it. I’ve had an intense month. I needed that and loved every minute of the escape. In fact, I’ve posted many times about how much I love Anne Tyler books. Well, I bought the most recent Tyler book and put that on hold so I could read “Dammit” first. I’m glad I did. It put me in a better mood and helped changed my perspective about a few things that have been irritating me recently. And books that can to that don’t come along often.

The story revolves around Michael’s adventure, and his good-natured way of being there for others. It talks about his past and how hard he’s had to come back from some serious trauma most of us can only imagine in our worst nightmares. I liked him from the first page, and as I read more about him I started to like him even more. Without getting into spoilers (this is where it gets tricky and I don’t want to ruin anyone’s experience) he’s had a rough past with regard to his love life, and he’s still not completely over it nor is he ready to trust again. He’s also very sexy and not obnoxious about this either. There are more than a few airport scenes that leave the reader on the edge, with teases and erotic references that made me smile more than once.

In the airport, Michael meets another interesting character, Carly. She’s a little outrageous, she’s funny, and she’s not shy about anything. In fact, she’s fascinated by the fact that Michael is so shy. When Carly goes to the gift shop, another character is introduced: Cash. He’s strong, sexy, and just what Michael needs. But there’s more to his story, too. And the connection between Michael and Cash is much stronger than Michael thinks it is in the beginning.

As it turns out, Michael is on his way to Pittsburgh to help out his cousin who has been committed by his step-mother because he’s gay. There’s another storyline here that’s as emotional as Michael’s own back story (and another big surprise later), and Cash seems more than interested in listening to everything Michael has to say. When they arrive in Pittsburgh, the sex scenes are as intense and emotional as the story and they add a layer of reality to the book that’s done very well. The way each character and sex scene is handled in the book gives an authenticity that’s hard to describe. The best way I could describe it is that I’ve been in situations like that, as a gay man, more than once and everything I read regarding the sex scenes could have happened to any gay man in real life. In other words, I didn’t have that “Oh no, she didn’t do that,” moment during the sex scenes. I had that “Yes, she got that right” moment instead.

And the emotion was there, too. I’ve written about other books by Michele Montgomery and I’ve mentioned this before. It’s one reason why I look forward to reading her work. The sex isn’t just there for the sake of sex and yet the voice is strong. There’s always some kind of a bond between her characters. And it’s all executed in a way that keeps the story moving forward and the reader waiting to see what’s going to happen next.

As I said earlier, there’s a lot of intrigue in this book I didn’t expect to see. It happens in a way that hits hard at times and to get into detail about this would ruin the book for other people. Let’s just say that nothing is as it appears to be when it’s first introduced. And as the characters arc and grow in different ways throughout the book the reader is in for more than a few shocks he/she didn’t see coming. For this alone, I would recommend this book to anyone.

As a side note, “Dammit” is well written, in Michele’s own style that I love. And as far as quality goes, I saw nothing to complain about. This e-book is just as well produced as any e-book from any large publisher I’ve read in the past year…in some cases it’s even better. The book was published by Seventh Window Publications and I don’t know much about them. But you can get there from here to check out their web site. And I will be checking out more books by them in the future. This prices look good, the covers look good, and it seems to be a simple site to navigate. I’m also hoping they publish more with Michele. She’s an author who loves what she does and it shines through in her work.

More About Babycakes: Upcoming Release


I have a new short story being released sometime this month by loveyoudivine.com. I’ve been writing for lyd for about five years, ever since I found out I could publish short story e-books as stand alones. Up until then, for years, I’d always submitted my work to larger lgbt publishers like Cleis Press and Alyson Books. Before that, I was pubbed in periodicals and journals dating back to my college days.

Babycakes is a perfect example of what’s been being published for many, many years within the gay fiction genre. It’s the kind of story I would have submitted to an editor ten years ago for a gay anthology, not something I wrote because it’s a hot trend right now. I’ve been right here doing this for a long time, loving every single minute of it.

But I’d also like to make it clear this is erotica, not romance. I always try to distinguish between the two here on the blog because I’m always reading about how readers can’t tell the difference and wind up buying something they didn’t expect. I also try to keep it simple…as simple as possible without being boxed-in. The short stories I write are usually more erotica than romance. The full length novels are usually erotic romance. And I always post something on the blog about this when there’s a new release. It can get complicated, and booksellers don’t always categorize properly. Strawberries and Cream at the Plaza is a short story, but there’s nothing erotic about it…it’s pure romance.

So if anyone has questions, feel free to e-mail me and I’ll be more than happy to go into more detail. Readers do this all the time…some even ask for spoilers and I’m more than happy to oblige.

Excerpt From VALLEY OF THE DUDES

Rather than post about VALLEY OF THE DUDES today, I thought I’d just post a long excerpt that hasn’t been posted anywhere else. This excerpt is a scene from the end of the book (it’s not a spoiler), where two characters, Cody and Radcliff, get into a heated argument that lands them both on the floor in a wild hair-pulling contest. With this scene, I also wanted to make a social statement in my own quiet way, about famous gay men and celebrities who refuse to come out of the closet and admit they are openly gay.

Blood rushed to Cody’s head; he clenched his fists. He lunged forward and grabbed Radcliff’s shoulders. “And you’re nothing but a washed up, self-loathing old queen who never had the guts to come out of the closet.” He shook Radcliff a few times. “You think they don’t know you’re an old queen. Do you really think the world thinks you’re a bachelor? Give me a fucking break. No one even uses that word anymore. Who the fuck do you think you’ve been fooling all these years? At least I’ve always had the guts to be openly gay, and to show the world who I am. I may be many things, but at least I’ve always been authentic. And there are other gay men out there who appreciate it.”

Radcliff pushed Cody hard. Cody went back and landed on the bathroom floor. “Doll,” Radcliff said, “you’re not even worth my time. You’re nothing but trash. Go back to the gutter where you belong and get down on your knees and do what you do best.”

But Cody stood up fast. He lunged again and pulled Radcliff to the bathroom floor. They rolled around for a few minutes, pulling and tugging each other. At one point, a bottle of Dudes fell out of Cody’s upper pocket. Radcliff reached for them fast and held them above Cody’s head. He smiled and said, “Look what I just found. I guess they didn’t do such a great job in the nut house after all. I knew you’d never stop taking these pills. Once a drug addict, always a drug addict. You’ll wind up just like that other friend of yours they found dead in a hotel room in San Francisco.”

Happy Release Day: A CHRISTMAS CARL

What makes A CHRISTMAS CARL different from other versions of “A Christmas Carol?”

First, IT’S THE LOVE.

Second, it’s a gay version, which I don’t think has ever been done before.

Third, Hillary Clinton actually does become President of the United States…way into the future.

The storyline revolves around love, hope, miracles and second chances. When the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come pays a visit to the main character, Carl Smite, it’s actually the ghost of gay icon Quentin Crisp. Mr. Crisp was born on December 25th, and I thought it would be fitting to help him show Carl how he can get back the love of his life, save his son from a horrible death, and spend the rest of his life giving to others instead of taking from them.

There are a lot of romantic scenes in this book, and all the sexy scenes help the love between the two main characters move forward. But there aren’t as many sexy scenes in this one as there are in some of my other books. But, in spite of all Carl’s past transgressions and his penchant for hoarding money, there is a very happy ending and a great deal of hope for the future.

Here’s the back cover copy. I’ll post an excerpt later this week.

If you believe in Christmas miracles, second chances, and absolute true love, then this remarkable journey of rediscovery will guide you through one selfish man’s quest to recapture everything he thought he’d stopped loving.
Wealthy Carl Smite, owner of a high-end antiques store in Greenwich Village, hates Christmas so much he takes the last dollar bill from a sick delivery boy with one leg on Christmas Eve. Carl despises everything that is good and pure about Christmas, including the fact that his employee devotes his time to handing out free dinners at a homeless shelter.
But when Carl goes to sleep on Christmas Eve, he never expects to receive a visit from the ghost of his former business partner, Marty Keller. Marty explains that Carl will have a visit from three Christmas ghosts that night.
The solemn Ghost of Christmas Past takes Carl back to a Christmas when he was in love with the most wonderful man in the world. The lighter, beautiful Ghost of Christmas Present shows Carl what happened to the love of his life and introduces him to the son he never knew he had. And the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, who is actually the flamboyant ghost of gay icon Quentin Crisp, shows Carl the horrible things that will happen to him, and all the people he loves, if he doesn’t start loving again.
And while Carl is working through a Christmas Eve he’ll never forget, the romance moves toward a joyful climax of enlightenment and transition as he searches for the true meaning of life and hope. By the time Carl wakes up on Christmas morning, will he be ready to reclaim his lost love and give back what he’s taken from the world?