Category: His Only Choice

Johnny Weir Slammed; Boy Failed 4 Gay Porn: His Only Choice on Amazon

Johnny Weir Slammed

There has been a great deal written about Johnny Weir in the past year or so and I’ve posted a few things here. Now columnist Louis Verrecchio has weighed in on the topic with a few interesting comments I thought were newsworthy enough to share. And, what’s most interesting is that even though I don’t support Weir’s position and I think he should be more concerned about human rights than he is, I can’t by ANY means support what Verrecchio wrote about Weir this time. It’s not only homophobic, it’s a misguided slam, with an agenda, that could happen to any gay person anywhere.

In a fiery column on the Renew America website, Catholic News Agency columnist Louie Verrecchio slams Weir as “a flamboyant, cross-dressing, homosexual man” who was hired by NBC simply to “provide color commentary (presumably rainbow)” during the Winter Olympics.

The article devolves from there, claiming that kids shouldn’t watch the winter Olympics because of Weir and LGBTI influence, and even drops to an all time low by slamming figure skating as a sport.

As I said, I don’t fully understand Weir’s position, and I think we should all boycott the Olympics based on what’s happening to LGBTI people in Russia, but Louis Verrecchio is way out of line and if he thinks the LGBTI community won’t speak up in favor of Weir this time he’s very sadly mistaken.

You can read more here.

Boy Failed 4 Gay Porn

A high school boy in Florida allegedly was in a gay porn movie to make money to help support his family. When people found out, he was bullied by other boys in the school, but instead of suspending the bullies the school failed the boy who did the porn. The boy is eighteen years old, of legal age to do a porn movie, and pornography is not illegal in Florida.

 A large group of students reportedly skipped 7th period on Friday and gathered to stomp and shout his name in the school’s quad in protest.

A classmate posted a photo of the protest action to social media, writing ‘All these people be protesting and stomping and yelling [Noel’s real name] like there be an earthquake.’

If this were a case of protest about the fact that someone so young had to make a porn film of any kind for money, gay or straight, it would be a completely different story altogether. But it’s about a protest that was geared toward bullying a kid for making gay porn. Had he made straight porn I doubt he would have been bullied by the other kids. He might even have become the school star. And instead of the school failing him and keeping him from getting his diploma, maybe they should have been more proactive in finding out why this student had to go to those extremes to make money. I think the difference between eighteen and twenty-one years old is highly significant in cases like this, and I’m not a fan of eighteen year olds making porn films. Young adults having sex with each other isn’t the same thing. We’re talking about gay for pay and I wish someone had been around to talk to this kid instead of bullying him and failing him. I don’t like to see kids bullied, or exploited.

You can read more here.

His Only Choice on Amazon

Here’s an Amazon link for my newest release, His Only Choice, the third book in my Second Chance series. It’s also up on Smashwords, ARe, and other places where e-books are sold.

Here’s the blurb:

 In this third installment of the Second Chance series by Ryan Field, His Only Choice, Lance has to figure out a way to deal with the fact that his partner, Davis, of twenty years will be traveling extensively in Asia and leaving him alone for long stretches at a time. So Lance plunges into making important changes to the small brick and mortar bookshop he owns in New York’s Hudson River Valley to keep it competitive with the rising popularity in e-books. He’s also trying to deal with turning forty years old and it’s not working out well. In order to fill the lonely hours when he’s not working, Lance joins a gym and meets a very young personal trainer named Sergio who makes him feel so young and desirable again he starts lying about his age and telling Sergio he’s only thirty-five years old.

Like other books in the Second Chance series the story bounces from present to past a few times and the choice Lance has to make to get his second chance isn’t clear until the story is in full swing. But there are more than a few sexy gay surprises to keep m/m readers wondering what will happen next, which include whether Lance will ultimately choose his safe, quiet life with Davis. Or will he choose to go another round with dark, sexy Sergio with the weight lifter’s body and scruffy rough beard?

Second Chance: His Only Choice; Ryan Field; Gay Sex in Films

Second Chance: His Only Choice, Ryan Field

Tonight, Second Chance: His Only Choice, was released on smashwords.com and will be released at all other venues where e-books are sold very soon. I’ll continue to update as I get links.

I’ve posted about it many times, here, with detailed explanations that include the book description and word count. Feel free to e-mail with questions as usual. This is the third book in the series and I had a blast writing it.

You can check it out here on Smashwords.

Gay Sex in Films

According to this article about gay sex in films, the video was spawned as a result of a comment made by the new TV show “Looking” starring, Jonathan Groff.

Jonathan Groff, one of the stars of HBO’s new show “Looking,” about a group of gay men living in San Francisco, recently told Out magazine, “I hope that our sex scenes are sexy — and I think that they are — but I think even more than that what we’re trying to display is a reality of gay sex as opposed to the salaciousness of gay sex.”

You can view a video here of sex in gay films. It’s supposedly NSFW, so you’ve been forewarned 🙂

 

Cover Preview: His Only Choice; Romance Boom; Duck Dynasty Ratings Tank

Cover Preview: His Only Choice

Here’s the cover preview for the third installment in the Second Chance series: His Only Choice. It will be released this week, and I’ll post more when it is. Blurb and excerpt can be found in the post previous to this one if you just scroll down.

Romance Boom

This next article is about the recent eight figure deal for Sylvia Day’s Blacklist series, which is a follow up to the Crossfire series. But it also gets into romance and how publishers expect more of a romance boom as a result of the Fifty Shades film release…ya know, thanks to the “Fifty Shades Effect.”

Some publishing executives speculated that another boom in romance books could occur when the film version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is released early next year. The movie is currently being filmed in Vancouver, with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as its stars.

There are a few comments about romance in general in the article that might twist a few feathers, so be prepared. They seem to attribute Day’s success with the “Fifty Shades Effect.” It’s not my area of expertise, however, I just have to wonder about that. Most of the people I know…not all the most serious readers…bought Fifty Shades and didn’t finish it. I saw it at a yard sale for FIFTY cents last summer and the woman running the yard sale said I could have it for free just to get it out of her house. So could it be that romance as a genre is already a huge market, and that Day’s books made it on their own merit…or would have made it on their own without Fifty Shades and this so-called Fifty Shades effect they are trying to sell us?

And the other thing that bothers me is that “some publishing executives” have been so far off the mark with any predictions or decisions they’ve made in the past few years I would hate to see a decline in romance as a result of this so-called Fifty Shades Effect.

In any event, I don’t think any of this will make a difference to serious romance readers. I’m personally not all that excited about the Fifty Shades film and I’ll wait for it to come on cable. I wanted Matt Bomer to star in it. And it’s not that I’m this huge elitist making judgments. Far from it. I’m actually a pop culture junkie who prefers common usage to perfect grammar and I feel as if the Fifty Shades Effect has come and gone. We’ll see.

You can read more here.


Duck Dynasty Ratings Tank

Here’s where I’ve posted about TV reality show, Duck Dynasty, and the anti-gay comments made by a leading character on the show. I say leading character because I would bet the only thing real about the show is that it’s scripted and produced like any other TV show in the history of television. And according to this article, ratings have tanked. It could be a result of the gay and racial comments. Or, it could be the show just sucks. 

You can read more here.

There was no scandal bump for Duck Dynasty, which experienced across-the-board ratings declines in its return Wednesday.


 

Gay Romance: "His Only Choice" Human Cheese; James Franco/Brokeback Mountain

Gay Romance “His Only Choice”

I’m going to be releasing a new 30,000 word novella in my Second Chance series titled, His Only Choice. This time the story is set in New York’s Hudson River Valley and the main character is the owner of a small brick and mortar bookshop. I’ve been to that part of New York a few times and fell in love with so many things, and I’ve wanted to set a book there for a long time. Here’s the book description, subject to change. And I’ll post more as I get closer to a release date.

In this third installment of the Second Chance series by Ryan Field, Lance has to figure out a way to deal with the fact that his partner, Davis, of twenty years will be traveling extensively in Asia and leaving him alone for long stretches at a time. So Lance plunges into making important changes to the small brick and mortar bookshop he owns in New York’s Hudson River Valley to keep it competitive with the rising popularity in e-books. He’s also trying to deal with turning forty years old and it’s not working out well. In order to fill the lonely hours when he’s not working, Lance joins a gym and meets a very young personal trainer named Sergio who makes him feel so young and desirable again he starts lying about his age and telling Sergio he’s only thirty-five years old.  

 Like other books in the Second Chance series the story bounces from present to past a few times and the choice Lance has to make to get his second chance isn’t clear until the story is in full swing. But there are more than a few sexy gay surprises to keep m/m readers wondering what will happen next, which include whether Lance will ultimately choose his safe, quiet life with Davis. Or will he choose to go another round with dark, sexy Sergio with the weight lifter’s body and scruffy rough beard?
 
Human Cheese
 
When I read this article about making “human” cheese, I found it interesting for several reasons. One in particular has to do with a book review I once received where I compared the scent of a certain human body part to the scent of cheese. I thought it was accurate. The editor and publisher thought it was accurate. But one reviewer actually went berserk and made it sound as if I’d stolen the Holy Grail. The fact is that when you are writing erotica and you want to show something sometimes you have to be realistic. And there are people who find the male arm pit highly erotic…or other male body parts I won’t mention in this post right now…and many of these body parts resemble some of the finest, most expensive, cheeses in the world. It’s also a way to incorporate humor into a story, too, if it’s done carefully. You don’t want to laugh at the character; you want to laugh with the character. There’s a big difference. In full disclosure, I haven’t compared any human body scents to cheese since that book. And the only reason is so no one could take it out of context ever again.
 
In any event, this is how they make human cheese:
 
Biologist Christina Agapakis has created a cheese that rivals France’s most fragrant dairy product. You see, it’s actually made from foot bacteria (or “toe jam”), as well as the bacteria found in armpits, belly buttons, and mouths all mixed up with milk. Yum. She even enlisted famous food people, like Michael Pollan, to donate their bacteria. 
 
 
And this piece in Huff Po gets into even more detail, but also mentions human cheese is not something you’ll be serving at your next cocktail party.
 
The project compares the odors between man and cheese, questioning why what is prized in one is reviled in the other. “Can knowledge and tolerance of bacterial cultures in our food improve tolerance of the bacteria on our bodies?” the gallery asks, posing one of the great questions of mankind. The cheese is not meant to be eaten, but visitors were allowed to take a grand whiff of the stinky objets d’art.
 
James Franco/Brokeback Mountain
 
In an essay I think many of my m/m readers will find interesting, James Franco discusses sci-fi rom-com, “Her,” and compares it to Brokeback Mountain at one point. I’ve heard it said that the origins of m/m romance can be traced to BM, as we know m/m romance now. I wonder if Franco knows this…or even that there are so many people reading m/m romance nowadays. His piece isn’t so much a review of Her as it is an essay with commentary. Franco is also a contributor to Vice and he’s written other pieces there.  
 
There is a moment in Her when Samantha and Theo go through the typical break-up scenario that’s prevalent in most romantic comedies, a scene that has destroyed many a real-life couple, when one lover reveals how many lovers he or she has had (or in this case, currently has). But this usually hackneyed archetype is given new vitality because it now involves a non-human—much like Brokeback Mountain achieved much of its acclaim by using a traditional tragic love story that was invigorated by swapping the traditional gender preferences of the players.
 
You can read this in full at Vice.

Franco is also the author of several books, the most recent, Actors Anonymous, you can find here and read my review. It’s one of the best works of fiction of its kind I read in 2013.