Tag: Ryan Field Author

C'mon Twitter It's Time to Use Real Names and Identities and Weed Out the Cowards, Ryan Field Books

C’mon It’s Time to Use Real Names and Identities and Weed Out the Cowards

I’ve been working online for over 20 years now and I’ve seen every form of social media there is, from google blogger in the old days to Tiktok now. And the one thing that still amazes me with all social media is that so many people will still hide behind a fake name and identity. I think the two most notorious places are Amazon and Twitter. Amazon is filled with reviews written by cowards who will not use their real names. Twitter is even worse. The vitriol and hate that comes from some of these people on Twitter who hide behind fake names is becoming intolerable. 

In the old days, long before social media, if you wanted to write a letter to the editor of a newspaper or magazine in order to place complaints (or praise) of some kind, you had to use your real name and your true identity otherwise the newspaper would not print the letter. And rightly so. People who hide like cowards behind fake names most likely would never say the same things with their real names. We are all more civil and professional with our real names. 

So c’mon, Twitter, and all other social media out there (I’m not singling out Twitter). Start keeping it real and clean up the internet a little. We call for full transparency for politicians, actors, authors, and business owners and the same should be done with anyone out there using social media. Full transparency for Mrs. Starry Nite of Twitter and full transparency of Mr. Bag of Cones on Amazon. It’s only fair to those of us who do use our real names and identities. 

Of course, I know this won’t happen any time soon. 

Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

Amazon

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no-nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

School Field Trip to Popular Gay Owned Restaurant in Wilton Manors Causes Problems, Ryan Field Books

School Field Trip to Popular Gay Owned Restaurant In Wilton Manors Causes Problems

This happened in Wilton Manors, Florida, one of the gayest places in the world. Tony and I know quite a few LGBTQ people from New Hope and New Jersey who moved down there full time just because it’s so gay. And it’s been that way for a while. We never considered it because of the hot humid climate and the dense population. Palm Springs has a much more comfortable climate and it’s not nearly as densely populated as that part of Florida. 

But I digress. What happened in Wilton Manors with this field trip is something that can happen anywhere these days. 

However, a recent school field trip to a popular gay-owned restaurant there has thrust the small city into the national culture wars. 

Here’s more. This is why I am so against the mainstream voting for legalized gay marriage. Why should straight people get to decide my life? Why should straight people get to vote on my marriage? And, most of all, why should straight people get that much say in LGBTQ lives? That’s wrong. And any country that does this is wrong. Things like gay marriage should be legalized through the government, not someone’s bigoted aunt from some unheard-of church. I really don’t care if straight people approve of me or not. 


The Wizard of Pride

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The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade

 Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

Amazon

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

Gay Man Attacked and Beaten by Neighbors In DC, Ryan Field Books

 Gay Man Attacked and Beaten by Neighbors In DC

This one is really scary. It involves a woman, her daughter, and a straight guy who allegedly punched a gay man in the face while calling him all kinds of anti-gay slurs laced with antisemitic names. It supposedly happened where the victim lives and these were his neighbors. 

And this wasn’t just the first time the gay man was confronted by these homophobic neighbors. It sounds as though it’s been an ongoing situation. 

He said that minutes before the Oct. 13 attack, Ellis yelled the words “Jewish faggot” when he walked past her as she was talking to his roommate, Steven Johnson. Zephir said it is well known among his neighbors at the apartment complex that he is of the Jewish faith.

Here’s more.  



The Wizard of Pride




The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade

 Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

Image

Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

Amazon

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

Fangsters Book 2: Gang Bang Fangsters; Gus Kenworthy Is Gay; Surviving Horrific Gay Exorcism

Fangsters Book 2: Gang Bang Fangsters

Here’s a new release in the Fangsters series I started working on with the publisher, Riverdale Ave. Books, when they first launched. It’s LGBT+ vampire erotic romance and has 70,000 words.

As you can see from the subtitle, there will be sex in the book.

Gay sex.

And plenty of it.

Rough and dirty sometimes…NSFW. Real sex with real men.

With no apologies. 

I didn’t hold back with this one. Just as I removed the sex scenes from Meadows Are Not Forever because sex scenes didn’t work in that book, I added more than a few sex scenes to this Fangsters book because I thought they worked in the book and with the story line.

I’ll post links below as they come in, and here’s the blurb.

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Fangsters – Gang Bang Fangsters (Fangsters) by Ryan Field – Romance>Erotic Romance

In this riveting sequel to Fangsters: Clan of the Jersey Boys, Anton and Digger find themselves in a dangerous situation. After they turn their beloved Leo in haste, his transition doesn’t go as planned and he’s left with an intense side effect. Leo can’t get enough passion, sex, or men. He’s an over-sexed gay vampire so completely out of control they consider locking him up in a chained coffin for eternity.

While Anton and Digger search for a solution to Leo’s problem, they continue to pursue a peaceful arrangement with the vampire clan in Atlantic City that once tried to kill them. The goal is to avoid a war between the two New Jersey clans, and with the help of a brand new character named Kane who steals Anton’s heart the instant he meets him, their goal is to accomplish a temporary agreement.

However, in spite of gay orgies and gang bangs, there doesn’t seem to be any hope for hypersexual Leo. And when this new character offers them a choice that could change all of them forever, even Digger can’t resist the delicious temptation. Will the threats they face as vampires ruin their chances for a happy ending? But more important, will Anton find the emotional strength to do the right thing for his lovers and his clan? 

Here’s a link for Allromanceebooks…


Here’s the Amazon link…

And this is at the publisher’s web site…  


Gus Kenworthy Is Gay

I honestly didn’t know who Gus Kenworthy was until last night, but he’s making headlines because he recently came out as gay. And he seems like a really nice guy.

Gus Kenworthy, an Olympic freeskiing champion who garnered worldwide attention when he helped find homes for five stray dogs while competing in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, reveals in a new ESPN magazine profile that he’s gay.

“I never got to be proud of what I did in Sochi because I felt so horrible about what I didn’t do,” Gus told the magazine. “I didn’t want to come out as the silver medalist from Sochi. I wanted to come out as the best freeskier in the world.”

If you read between the lines it doesn’t sound as if he’s had an easy time of it. And I think everything he says is something all gay men think and feel in their own lives before they come out.

And, he’s adorable and a hero, too. He could be a character in Fangsters Book 2

You can check this out here, with photos.  

Surviving Horrific Gay Exorcism

Here’s a story I’ve been following all week. It’s about gay exorcism, and how this guy survived it.

“It’s not like The Exorcist,” Sanders said. “It’s not like what you see on TV, but a very intense time of prayer, holy water, a dark room with candles.”

“It’s traumatic,” he continued. “For me, I experienced religious trauma syndrome … it’s similar to PTSD, so there’s triggers that I would have.”

There’s a gay movie on Netflix I just saw, and posted about, titled Blackbird. I highly recommend seeing this because there is a gay exorcism in the film. It’s painful to watch.

In any event, you can read the rest here. This really is one of the most horrific things that can ever be done to a gay person.


Closeted Footballer's Harsh Coming Out; Gay Denied Communion at Mom's Funeral; Gay Teen Hanged In Iran

Closeted Footballer’s Harsh Coming Out

These stories gut me sometimes, because I see them all the time, and I’ve witnessed them personally. In this case it’s about an Australian footballer, Lachlan Beaton, who lived in the closet for years, dealing with all kinds of emotional issues as a result.

Now 34 and a happiness coach based in New York City, Beaton said although he had known since the age of 15 he is gay, he was afraid that he would be rejected by his friends and his identical brother Charles who he was very close to.

He said in the video he first came out when he was 27 after he became tired of his own self-destructive tendencies and suicidal thoughts because he felt like a ‘lesser human’ who ‘hated’ himself.

He first came out to his twin brother Charles, then brothers Sam and Nick, his footy mates and his parents Juddie and Andrew months later.

If anyone wants a good example of what hell must be like, just read more stories like this. I just hope that if anyone reads this and they are still in the closet and living the way Lachlan did, this helps them understand there’s nothing wrong with being gay.

You can see the video Lachlan made here.  

Gay Denied Communion at Mom’s Funeral

This one hits home because I was raised Catholic and went to twelve years of Catholic school. However, I don’t practice Catholicism anymore and when I have to go to a family event now as a show of respect I sit in the back row and wait until it’s over. I wouldn’t set myself up for something like this.

In any event, here’s what happened to a gay man in the south.

A gay man in Louisiana, US says he was denied communion at his mother’s funeral Mass by the presiding Catholic priest because he’s in a same-sex marriage.

Tim Ardillo, who was an altar boy at the very church where the funeral was held, was in line with his young son next to his mother’s coffin when the pastor of the church Rev Mark Beard refused the man communion.

The funeral Mass as held at St Helena Catholic Church in Amite, Louisiana, on July 10.
According to the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper, Ardillo said the priest told him that he’s being refused because he was married outside the church. He however believes it’s because he was listed in his mother’s obituary as being married to another man.

The newspaper reported that Beard did not return multiple calls when he was contacted in the week following the funeral.

You can read it all here. I can’t preach to anyone about what they should believe or what religion they should follow. I just happen to think the Catholic church treats LGBT people in a very shabby way. You have a choice. You don’t have to take it.

Gay Teen Hanged In Iran

Am I the only one who finds it interesting that our President and our politicians and even our press went into great detail recently about Iran and nuclear weapons, but none ever bother to mention the way gays are treated in Iran?

I can’t help but wonder how they would react if this had happened to any other minority:

A 14-year-old was hanged from a tree in Isfahan, Iran, according to unconfirmed reports.

Akbar Zargarzadeh, the young teen, had been at an Islamic boys’ camp when the cleric accused him of being gay.

The mullah told the other boys that the young teen was ‘deserving of death’.

Amir Taheri, a former editor of Iran’s main newspaper Kayhan, first posted the story on Twitter yesterday:

The rest is here. The sources seem reliable. What always worries me the most is what we’re not hearing about.  Obviously, it’s not important enough or sensational enough to make the evening news.

The Rainbow Detective Agency

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Closeted Footballer’s Harsh Coming Out; Gay Denied Communion at Mom’s Funeral; Gay Teen Hanged In Iran

Closeted Footballer’s Harsh Coming Out

These stories gut me sometimes, because I see them all the time, and I’ve witnessed them personally. In this case it’s about an Australian footballer, Lachlan Beaton, who lived in the closet for years, dealing with all kinds of emotional issues as a result.

Now 34 and a happiness coach based in New York City, Beaton said although he had known since the age of 15 he is gay, he was afraid that he would be rejected by his friends and his identical brother Charles who he was very close to.

He said in the video he first came out when he was 27 after he became tired of his own self-destructive tendencies and suicidal thoughts because he felt like a ‘lesser human’ who ‘hated’ himself.

He first came out to his twin brother Charles, then brothers Sam and Nick, his footy mates and his parents Juddie and Andrew months later.

If anyone wants a good example of what hell must be like, just read more stories like this. I just hope that if anyone reads this and they are still in the closet and living the way Lachlan did, this helps them understand there’s nothing wrong with being gay.

You can see the video Lachlan made here.  

Gay Denied Communion at Mom’s Funeral

This one hits home because I was raised Catholic and went to twelve years of Catholic school. However, I don’t practice Catholicism anymore and when I have to go to a family event now as a show of respect I sit in the back row and wait until it’s over. I wouldn’t set myself up for something like this.

In any event, here’s what happened to a gay man in the south.

A gay man in Louisiana, US says he was denied communion at his mother’s funeral Mass by the presiding Catholic priest because he’s in a same-sex marriage.

Tim Ardillo, who was an altar boy at the very church where the funeral was held, was in line with his young son next to his mother’s coffin when the pastor of the church Rev Mark Beard refused the man communion.

The funeral Mass as held at St Helena Catholic Church in Amite, Louisiana, on July 10.
According to the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper, Ardillo said the priest told him that he’s being refused because he was married outside the church. He however believes it’s because he was listed in his mother’s obituary as being married to another man.

The newspaper reported that Beard did not return multiple calls when he was contacted in the week following the funeral.

You can read it all here. I can’t preach to anyone about what they should believe or what religion they should follow. I just happen to think the Catholic church treats LGBT people in a very shabby way. You have a choice. You don’t have to take it.

Gay Teen Hanged In Iran

Am I the only one who finds it interesting that our President and our politicians and even our press went into great detail recently about Iran and nuclear weapons, but none ever bother to mention the way gays are treated in Iran?

I can’t help but wonder how they would react if this had happened to any other minority:

A 14-year-old was hanged from a tree in Isfahan, Iran, according to unconfirmed reports.

Akbar Zargarzadeh, the young teen, had been at an Islamic boys’ camp when the cleric accused him of being gay.

The mullah told the other boys that the young teen was ‘deserving of death’.

Amir Taheri, a former editor of Iran’s main newspaper Kayhan, first posted the story on Twitter yesterday:

The rest is here. The sources seem reliable. What always worries me the most is what we’re not hearing about.  Obviously, it’s not important enough or sensational enough to make the evening news.

The Rainbow Detective Agency

Box Set

Four books in One