I just wanted to write a quick thank you post for the e-mails I’ve received about FIELD OF DREAMS. As I’ve stated, I was a little hesitant about doing an anthology like this, because I’m so fond of reading individual short story e-books myself.
But so far I’ve had so many nice e-mails from readers I’m glad we did this book. I’d also like to thank Lori Perkins. She’s been asking me about this for over a year now and I kept putting it off to write novels. It took about a year to get it all together. For some reason I can’t explain, the short story process takes longer for me than writing a full length novel. But I’m glad I finally focuesed on it and got it out there.
I’m also working on something interesting right now. I can’t go into details about it at this point, but it’s something I normally don’t do because it’s very intimidating for me. All I can say right now is that it’s something I wrote six years ago and put on a back shelf. It’s been in the back of my mind all this time and I finally decided to take it out and rewrite it. I’ll post more about this in the future.
And, there’s a new short story coming out titled, ANOTHER REGULAR BUD. This isn’t actually a series with the same characters as A REGULAR BUD. But the theme is the same. A REGULAR BUD has never stopped selling…to my complete surprise…and I figured that if readers like it I might as well write something else with the same theme.
Here’s a link to ravenousromance.com, where my new short story collection has just been released. You can also find it on other web sites where e-books are sold. I’ll post more later this week.
Filled with short, sweet, sizzling stories of love and lust, Field of Dreams is just the anthology you’ve been looking for, all from best-selling author Ryan Field.
In Rudy’s New Kazoo, a handsome, gentle young man recently graduated from college takes on a job as a ranch hand, with a strong, alpha cowboy who is used to having things his own way. In Back in the Day, Paul and Blair celebrate their love-filled, twenty-year relationship by revisiting the old stomping grounds where they first met and fell in love. Milo, in His First Kiss, discovers the romantic thrill of kissing a man for the first time in his life, and Joe, in Dirty Little Boxer Boy, learns the true meaning of customer service when a handsome young doctor walks into the tanning salon where he works.
You can find these shorts, along with many others, including a closer look at the relationship between Cory and Jasper of the Virgin Billionaire series, in Field of Dreams!
When I say it’s been a busy month, I’m not joking. While keeping to my regular daily writing schedule, I was choosing short stories for this new ravenous romance collection and getting together another stand alone short story for another publisher.
And the stories in Field of Dreams are exclusively for ravenous romance. They won’t be published anywhere else, in anthologies or as stand alone shorts. I’ll post more when it’s released.
Here’s the intro I wrote to the new anthology I have coming out soon that contains a collection of my short stories. The title will be FIELD OF DREAMS, and I’ve included two short stories that are lost chapters from The Virgin Billionaire series and American Star.
One of the most challenging and fulfilling ways to write fiction is through the short story. For an author, it’s a way to learn control and balance, a way to practice word economy, and a way to focus on character study no other medium can provide. For the reader, the short story is a way to escape into the relaxing realm of fiction without investing too much time in this extremely busy world. But with just as much intensity.
In this particular collection of Ravenous Romance stories, the balance is between love, relationships, and erotica. Though some are more emotional than others, there’s an underlying theme of deep seated passion in all. And though some are more sexually daring and explorative than others, there’s always a happy ending and always hope and promise for the future. In Rudy’s New Kazoo, a handsome, gentle young man recently graduated from college takes on a job as a ranch hand, with a strong, alpha cowboy who is used to having things his own way. In Back in the Day, Paul and Blair celebrate their love-filled twenty year relationship by revisiting the old stomping grounds where they first met and fell in love. Milo, in His First Kiss, discovers the romantic thrill of kissing a man for the first time in his life, and Joe, in Dirty Little Boxer Boy, learns the true meaning of customer service when a handsome young doctor walks into the tanning salon where he works. There’s also a story with two minor characters from The Virgin Billionaire series, Cory and Jasper, finding love on a cold snowy night. And there’s a quirky story about the unexpected love between a transsexual and the handsome male star of a soap opera in, I Love Lou Ces’Lablanc.
As these characters embrace their individual circumstances, finding love in places they didn’t expect and growing in ways they never could have imagined, the world becomes a much better place for all of them. And even though the journey isn’t always easy, they learn how to become better people through the process.
It’s been a busier week than normal. I was pulling together an anthology of short stories, and getting a novella/novelette…there are so many varying definitions on this…together for ravenous romance. On top of this, I’ve been working on my next short story for love you divine, and starting a new book in the Virgin Billionaire series about the Virgin Billionaire’s dream house.
The anthology is going to be titled, FIELD OF DREAMS. Here’s the back cover copy. And I’ll post more about the release date soon. I’ve been in hundreds of anthologies in the past twenty years, with my own name and pen names. So many I don’t even remember them all. But this is the first time I’ve ever had one of my own.
In Ryan Field’s Field of Dreams, the central theme revolves around the celebration of love, passion, and romance, where the main characters are either already deeply in love with each other, or on the verge of falling in love. From the story about a handsome young man who falls in love with a rugged cowboy, to the story about two young men who were best friends in high school and wind up falling in love with each other several years later, the focus is on relationships and moving forward. And though these relationships aren’t always conventional, they are always emotional. The characters are all either searching for something better or thankful they’ve already found it. For some, love has been there all along and they only needed to look around to see it clearly. For others, the love is new and fresh, with nothing but promise and hope for the future. There’s even a love story about a vampire who has been searching for love for many years, and winds up finding it in one of the most unlikely places.
And like with most things in life that involve love and relationships, the journey toward a happy ending isn’t always easy. Sometimes there are obstacles to overcome, and other times there are fears that need to be faced. But the love is always worth the sacrifice in the end.