If You’re a Fan of TAKE ME ALWAYS…

TAKE ME ALWAYS is part of the readers list over at Preditors & Editors. I’m a huge fan of this web site. I’ve had it listed on my sidebar since I started blogging. And they are doing a list of books this month, where readers can vote for their favorites, and TAKE ME ALWAYS is on that list. So if you get a chance, click over and cast a vote: http://www.critters.org/predpoll/novelerot.shtml

An Officer and His Gentleman

I recently saw this information on Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.

An Officer and His Gentleman

Ryan Field (Author)

Brody Johnston, bad boy naval officer on extended leave from his post in Europe, can’t take his eyes off innocent Chance’s round butt and smooth legs. He is determined to get to know him better, and Brody is used to getting what he wants. Though they are complete opposites, Chance is ready to submit to all of Brody’s sexual kinks and desires. And it never occurs to either one of them that they might actually fall in love with each other.

Ryan Field is the author of ten books published by Ravenous Romance, including the best-selling e-books Pretty Man and Take Me Always. His short story “Down the Basement” is included in the Lambda Award–winning Best Gay Erotica 2009.

In August of 2010, An Officer and His Gentleman will be released by Alyson Books, in print.

A New Review for TAKE ME ALWAYS…

I’m posting this review for TAKE ME ALWAYS because this is one of those times that a reviewer picked up on all the things I had hoped someone would see while reading this book. Though it’s loosely based on “The Notebook,” in a large sense this is the “Gay Notebook” that was never written by anyone. The characters are loosely based on older gay couples that I’ve personally known who have had to deal with aging and nursing homes. These are men and women who have never been able to legally wed, but they’ve remained in love, committed to each other, and have remained with each other right to the very end.

But this book is still a romance with a happy ending. Which made it difficult to write at times. And in the end, even though life itself can be extremely difficult, love truly does conquer all.

Two Nice Reviews for TAKE ME ALWAYS, and Why I Post Book Reviews on My Blog…

I always post book reviews on my blog that I think will be interesting to readers. I’m not doing it because I have this huge ego and I can’t wait to post a good review. But nowadays, in this economy, I think people are checking their wallets and watching what they buy very closely. I know I am. The two reviews below are about TAKE ME ALWAYS.

So when I post about reviews like this, I’m really hoping that it helps a reader decide whether or not they want to invest in the book. It certainly doesn’t hurt me to have good reviews, but I’m also not out there hocking everyone in the universe to give me good reviews either. The reviews posted below were all unsolicited. They are written by people who have read the book on allromanceebooks.com already and they are offering their unbiased opinion.
From fudrucker00
Overall Enjoyment: 5 This book was wonderful!!

From ordybelle
Overall Enjoyment: 5 OH MY GOD!!! I CRIED MY EYES OUT!. This was a very touching love story with alot of steamy sex. Make sure you have plenty of time to read the entire book in one sitting and a box of kleenex by your side. It was a very close adaptation of The Notebook except the character that was writing the story used a computer. Maybe we should call the book “The Laptop” (tee-hee). Seriously though, it is a great read.


Today’s the release day for my novel TAKE ME ALWAYS. It’s a love story with a happy ending, about two gay men. But the interesting thing I found while I was writing it was that things were so different not too long ago. It’s not a paranormal or a time travel book. It’s a simple romance. But the book does travel back and forth, between the l950’s and the present, showing what life was like for gay men then as compared to now. The love was still there in the 50’s, but the quality of life was very different for two men who wanted to share their lives.

Kadin Mahoney is ten years older than his lifelong partner, Gregory. But when Gregory is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and winds up in a nursing home, Kadin decides to move there with him in spite of the fact that Gregory doesn’t even recognize him. His three children aren’t happy about this and his friends think he’s crazy. But Gregory is the love of Kadin’s life, and he’s not going to let him slip away without a struggle.

So he conceives a plan to help him remember their passionate, sexy past. With the help of a notebook computer and a personal blog, he begins telling him the story of two good-looking young men who fell in love with each other during the l950’s in Savannah. One is a recent college graduate, and the other is a thirty-year-old lawyer and divorced father of three. They meet by accident at the movies the day Kadin’s divorce is finalized, and wind up spending a full summer together engaged in every act of true love that is humanly possible.

But it all comes to an abrupt halt in mid-August, when Gregory’s family begins to suspect his forbidden feelings for Kadin. They drag him back to Atlanta early, where he enlists in the army to get even. Five years later, Kadin has moved on with his life and Gregory is engaged to be married. But Gregory sees Kadin on TV, and he goes back to Savannah one more time before the wedding. He only wants to find out what happened to Kadin, but the moment he arrives his clothes come off and their lives are never the same again.

This is a story with a happy ending. It’s about true love between two strong, passionate men that survives all the odds society and family have placed upon them. They do it with restrained dignity in public, but in private they share unbelievable, monogamous sex that leaves them both satisfied for the rest of their lives.