Friday, June 15, 2012

Release Day: Jonah Sweet of Delancey Street


"Jonah Sweet of Delancey Street" was released late last night...it takes more than twelve hours to upload e-books to Amazon for publication so I'm never really certain the exact time it will be for sale.

This book is different from anything I've done before because it gets into light BDSM...nothing too strong...and it's more serious on many levels. It's not a parody of anything and the two main characters who meet and fall in love share not only a strong bond but something else they didn't know about until after they first make love.

Here's the link. It's a .99 e-book, and below is all the information from the Amazon product page. For those who don't "get" file size info with regard to book length (I honestly don't get "305 KB" and I wish Amazon would speak in English sometimes) the book is a full length novel and contains 58,000 words.

I always like to buy the book myself when it's released to see what customers are going to get. So far I've downloaded it to my iPhone and Nextbook tablet and I'm happy with the results. I will download to Kobo later today, but that's a more involved process. The photo above was taken with my iPhone of my computer kindle app. For those who don't know, you don't need an e-reader to read e-books. Just go to Amazon and download the *free* Kindle app for pc and you can read kindle books on your computer. It's probably one of the simplest things I've ever done, and I'm no tech genius.

Book Description:

In this 60,000 word full length novel, Jonah Sweet has a secret need to be dominated and punished, with whips and chains and leather cuffs. He also has a degree in puppetry from a good university, but can’t find a job and is still with his mom and dad in Queens. So he signs up for cooking school, hoping to learn a trade. But it’s nothing like he thought it would be and he winds up flunking everything from cutlery to hard-boiled eggs. The only other skill Jonah has is the ability to read other people's thoughts, which he knows isn’t going to get him very far.

On the day of an important cooking exam, Jonah meets David Abernathy, the owner of the cooking school and a billionaire who owns restaurant chains, casinos, and real estate. The harder Jonah tries to impress David the worse it gets. But handsome David Abernathy sees something in Jonah. With no explanation at all, David sets Jonah up in an office, buys him a brand new wardrobe, and brings him into his unusual home on Delancey Street.

Though Jonah is stunned by all this, he’s even more stunned by the fact that he can’t read David Abernathy’s thoughts. But Jonah is in no position to turn any offers down. He takes the job in spite of David’s rude, nasty disposition and his erratic rants. From there they enter into an unusual relationship filled with light bondage and discipline and more love than either one of them could ever have imagined.

When David introduces Jonah to a little boy in a wheel chair and explains his past, Jonah only falls deeper in love with David. He discovers a gentle side of David no one knows about. But will intense love and exotic sex be enough to compensate for David’s complicated personality and his vicious need to control everything? And will Jonah be able to put up with David’s public outbursts and his violent moods?


Product Details
File Size: 305 KB
Publisher: Ryan Field Press (June 13, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B008BMBDU0
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Enabled

4 comments:

Shelagh said...

It's showing up on Amazon UK - I just got mine :) The file size on Amazon doesn't seem to always accurately relate to the number of words. I don't know if this is something to do with layout or compression methods, but I have some quite wordy books that come in at smaller file sizes than shorter books.

ryan field said...

I'll check that out. I'm not sure. I usually go by the word count in word docs when I talk about the word count in the posts I write.

I do this because I once had a reader buy a short story from one of my publishers and he thought he was getting a full length novel. A lot of people are learning how to vet these things, but a lot still don't know.

T.D. McFrost said...

WOW! Congrats on the release. Dude, you write really fast. I miss those days when I could write a 90k novel in 20 days. I've been writing for so long the passion isn't what it used to be.

Ahem. I digress...CONGRATS! :d

ryan field said...

Thanks :)