Release Day: Cage James by Ryan Field
I don't normally do an individual post for a book release, but I've had a lot going on this summer and I wanted to make sure this post about Cage James gets out before I forget and start posting about something else.
Cage James is a m/m novella that's not exactly a romance, but it's not exactly a thriller either. It's a little different from what I normally do and it has a few of the quirky aspects that I used to add all the time to short stories I wrote for LGBT presses. For one thing, I think there is a happy ending depending on how you look at it. For another, I think there are a few topics in this story that haven't been mentioned in other m/m novels. I also get into gay marriage in a very different way this time. It's not the typical happy courtship promoting assimilation, but it is a reality in real gay life that happens with many men, especially where one is very wealthy and one has nothing at all.
Though I'm not trying to make any political or social statements with this book, I do think the topic of gay hustlers marrying for money is relevant and common in some circles. I also wanted to break the stereotype that this sort of thing only happens with older gay men and younger gay men. The two characters in this story are both around the same age.
In any event, here's the cover, and the blurb is below. I'll continue to post links as I get them. It take a while for Amazon to upload.
Hot San Francisco male stripper, Cage James, needs money to pay back loan sharks
or he's in big trouble. He knows he'll be able to get the money, plus enough to
never have to work again in his life, but he has to stall them for a while. His
plan is flawless and all he has to do is marry a kinky young gay billionaire
legally and find out where he keeps all his cash hidden. But Cage winds up
falling in love with one of the big, strong-fisted loan sharks, losing control,
and then dealing with a situation he never saw coming.
Sidenote: If anyone's interested in a complimentary review copy, please contact me here firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm going to start giving out ten copies of new releases to people who are willing to review in exchange for a free book. It's strictly for review and how you review the book is up to you. Of course I hope you love it, but that's not a requirement in order to get an ARC. The only requirement is that you leave an authentic review somewhere. I'm not picking and choosing either. The ARCs go out to the first ten people who e-mail me about it. Please put "Review Copy: Cage James" in the subject line of the e-mail.