New Release: Altered Parts by Ryan Field
I have a new release out today. I actually wrote this book while on the road and during the time I spent in Palm Springs, CA, this summer. It’s a little different than what I normally write because it’s written in the first person, and it’s set in 1940. In short, it’s a PG rated gay romance, with a transgender minor character, and a very happy ending.
Have you ever wondered what it might have been like for two young men who fell in love in 1940? Well that’s exactly what happened to young Joe Buddy Barnes and a cowboy drifter named Clay Totten.
Even though he’s great at running his family’s general store and fixing machines, Joe Buddy can’t seem to figure out how to fix his own life. The fact that he lives way up on remote Buddy’s Mountain in Western North Carolina, with two spinster aunts, doesn’t help his situation either. Although his aunts devoted their lives to him, one aunt never got over a long lost love and the other was born a man who always identified as a woman.
Then one hot summer afternoon in 1940 everything changes. While Joe Buddy is swimming in the creek he accidentally meets a tall, dark cowboy from Wyoming named Clay. He’s a drifter who is only passing through North Carolina on his way to Florida, where he plans to enlist in the military.
There’s an instant connection, and Joe Buddy winds up bringing Clay home for supper that night because he feels sorry for him. However, Joe Buddy suspects there’s more to Clay’s story than he’s telling, and he persuades Clay to stick around long enough to find out. As each event unfolds, these two young men move forward in ways that neither one of them ever expected. And as World War II lurks in the not so far off distance, there are some interesting changes coming to Buddy’s Mountain you won’t want to miss.
You can check this out here at Smashwords.
And here’s the Amazon link.
A 3-Way Sex Scene with Colton Haynes and Incest: American Horror Story
This is where a lot of TV loses me. I guess it’s because I come from the publishing industry where incest has always been taboo in the mainstream…for the most part. It’s there on the fringes, and I supposed there’s a fringe market for it.
In any event, this is the latest shock feature from the Ryan Murphy camp..and I use the word camp loosely. It’s more like clickbait at its finest.
Case in point: Kai’s batshit crazy plan to conceive a “messiah” baby with his sister Winter (Billie Lourd) to ensure the movement’s future. It’s not entirely incest, he explains, because as Detective Samuels (Colton Haynes) enters her, he will enter him. So Winter’s purity remains intact. Whatever that means.
You can check the rest out here. It’s not what you think it is. I’ve seen the episode.
A PG Rated Gay Romance
Clear Pumpkin Pie
Here’s something new and interesting. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin pie, but I would try this.
Simon Davies, executive chef at the 3-star Michelin rated Alinea restaurant in Chicaco, set the autumnal world on its head when he started uploading photos of his latest creation: clear pumpkin pie.
You can check that out here, with photos.