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Issues with Ravenous Romance Web Site

New Update from facebook post: Ravenous Romance™ Hi, fans! Our website was hacked into by someone with too much time on his hands on a Saturday night, and it should be restored by morning. Just wanted to let you know we’re on it, and we apologize for the temporary outage! Thanks for your patience.

Update: I just found out there is a problem with the server. Here’s a quote from the publisher:

“Yes, there is a problem with the site that is generated by the server. We’re trying to get them to fix it.”

I’m posting because I’ve had tons of e-mails from readers asking what’s wrong with the ravenous romance web site. And to the best of my knowledge, there are web issues. What this means, I don’t know. I’m not great when it comes to web issues. And I apologize to any readers who might be having problems.

But I’m sure the site will be fixed and back up and running soon. And until then, please check out the limited offer for free ravenous romance books over at http://www.allromanceebooks.com/, where there’s a list of great books. The offer isn’t advertised well. So you’ll have to go to the allromance home page, do a search for “ravenous romance” under “publisher” in the top right corner of the page. And when you get to the ravenous page, scroll down to see which books are free. It will say “0.00.”

Sorry for any inconvenience.

LOVING DAYLIGHT from the "Escape with Romance Collection" on HSN is on Sale

A quick post about LOVING DAYLIGHT, by Malia Sutton. This isn’t just another ordinary romance about vampires. It has a strong male/male subplot for people who like reading m/m fiction, it’s set in one of my favorite places in the world, Mt. Desert Island, Maine, and it’s filled with love and romance all the way around.

And right now, as a special offer, it’s being sold as an e-book for only 99 cents over at ravenousromance.com. http://www.ravenousromance.com/fantastica/loving-daylight.php?keyword=loving+daylight

This book, in print, has been a best seller as part of the “Escape with Romance Collection” on The Home Shopping Network. And it’s being sold separately now as an e-book at ravenous, or on amazon.com as a print book.

More About VALLEY OF THE DUDES

In this M/M adaptation of the classic novel Valley of the Dolls, an innocent young man named Rush Goodwin leaves behind his family, his longtime boyfriend, and the safety of his small New England town to find a new life that’s filled with glamour and excitement in New York City. Though he’s not sure exactly what he wants in life, he’s willing to take a few daring chances along the way to find out.It doesn’t take long for him to make two new best friends, Cody and Anderson, who are just as young an innocent as he is when the story begins. The only difference between them and Rush is that they both have faithful partners and Rush is alone in New York.

But that doesn’t last long. When Rush meets his new boss, handsome Lance Sharp, it’s love at first sight and the beginning of a turbulent relationship that is rarely without conflict.While Rush and his friends are all moving forward and climbing their respective ladders of success, they each learn, in different ways, that nothing in life is perfect. Especially not the fame and fortune they thought they all wanted. And in order to deal with the stress of success, they all turn to drugs for comfort. And in time, this leads them all on a downward spiral that ruins their relationships and ultimately threatens their lives.

In the end, after suffering painful disappointments and serious setbacks that almost ruin him, Rush learns the true meaning of what life is all about for a gay man of his generation. And he does this without drugs and fame and fortune, with the help of true love and the one goal he never expected he could reach.

Excerpt from VALLEY OF THE DUDES

Below is another excerpt from VALLEY OF THE DUDES sold on www.ravenousromance.com. In this one, the two main characters have just met and are walking through the streets of New York and they pass a book shop. In the window of the book shop, there’s a book about gay marriage. Of course this is just their initial reaction to the concept of marriage. There’s a lot more to come in the book as both characters mature.

On the next block, they passed a small bookstore and Rush smiled when he looked into the window. There was a book on display, all by itself, with two attractive young men wearing white suits on the cover. The men were standing before an alter, staring into each others eyes, exchanging wedding vows. And there were two gold wedding bands, intertwined, at the top of the book cover. The title of the book was The Glass Ceiling.

Rush sighed and said, “I’m not very political and I’ve never been an activist about anything, but it’s nice to see books like that in the front windows of book shops, on display for the entire world to see. I think I’m going to come back and buy that book this week.”


Lance placed his palm on Rush’s back and said, “I’m not political either, but it is nice to see. Guys like us have come a long way.”

“Have you ever thought about getting married?” Rush asked. His voice was soft and light. He wasn’t probing for information. It was just a general question.

“I’m afraid not,” Lance said. “I like being single. I’m very happy with my life, and I know what I want. I don’t see myself ever settling down with one man like those guys on the cover of that book.”

Rush smiled. “You’re lucky. I wish I could be as certain about my life as you are about yours. I don’t have the slightest clue what I want or where I want to be.”

Lance lowered his hand and rested it on Rush’s hip. He pulled Rush into his side and asked, “Is there someone else back in New England?”

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.”

Ravenous Romance Books on Sale

I’m not sure how long it’s going to last, but all books on ravenousromance.com are on sale for $1.79.

And I can tell from my e-mail in-box that readers are taking advantage of this sale and stocking up for many long nights of reading pleasure. I’ve received more comments and letters this past week then ever.

So if you haven’t taken advantage of this, go to the main page of the web site and browse the list.

All Christmas Books are .99 this Week at Ravenous Romance

As a holiday gift to all the wonderful readers who shop for books at www.ravenousromance.com, there’s a special Christmas incentive being offered this week. All Christmas books are only $.99. This includes my novel, A CHRISTMAS CARL, and a book I contributed a short story to, I SAW DADDY KISSING SANTA CLAUS.

I have a few favorite e-book web sites I use. But when I can buy a book directly from the publisher’s web site, I do. And the main reason I do it is to take advantage of deals like this. I don’t know where else you can buy a brand new release for only $.99. And in this economy, I don’t think I know anyone who isn’t looking for a bargain.