Saturday, March 7, 2015

113,000 Word Gay Romance Novel; Dan Savage Looks For Attention; How Much Are Your Balls Worth?

113,000 Word Gay Romance Novel



I've been remiss when it comes to giving information out about this last book in the Bad Boy Billionaire series from Ravenous Romance. Because it was the final book in the series, I wanted to make it different, and one of the things that happened without really planning was the book wound up being 113,000 words. And that was cut from 150,000 words from the original manuscript.  So basically readers are getting twice as much book for their money, and twice as much love story.

I titled it Small Town Romance Writer, and here's the blurb.

In this 113,000 word gay romance, when bad boy male stripper, Ethan, and quiet academic, Travis, first meet at the storied Iowa Writers’ Workshop in l990 neither one of them know this unusual relationship will consume the next twenty years of their lives…even as their lives change, they meet new people, and they each take different paths as career writers.

Ten years later, Travis is a well-respected author in the LGBT community who is up for a prestigious literary award and Ethan is still a struggling gay erotic romance author writing short stories for small LGBT presses. But all this is about to change when Ethan soon becomes famous for a gay romance that Travis thinks is quite possibly the worst book ever written.


As Ethan’s mainstream writing career progresses and he’s dubbed the Small Town Billionaire Author, Travis’s career moves forward in more subtle, literary ways. Although there are times when Travis is jealous of Ethan’s fame and fortune, he’s found the young man he thinks is the love of his life and nothing else matters. In fact, his life seems perfect…until tragedy strikes and leaves him with nowhere to turn but to Ethan.


This is the Amazon link, and it's also up at Ravenous Romance and other web sites where e-books are sold.

Dan Savage Looks For Attention

I didn't know how else to title this part of the post, so I figured I would be honest and just call it what it is. I don't think anyone says things like this in public, expecting to be taken seriously, unless they are blatantly looking for attention...or they're dumb. Dan Savage is not dumb. I like him. But I often think the clickbait mentality goes too far. This is one of those cases because it's not funny and it diminishes all of us.

Savage penned this lame open letter to Ben Carson...after Carson made comments that being gay is a choice.

Here you go:

Dear Dr. Carson,

If being gay is a choice, prove it. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that’s done, Ben, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my dick. Name the time and the place and I’ll bring my dick and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.

Very sincerely yours,

As someone in the comment section put it, being gay is not all about sex and fellatio.

Here's the link.  

How Much Are Your Balls Worth?

This is clickbait, but it's interesting...and unusual. There are now statistics that show how much your balls are actually worth from state to state.


Tucked (or untucked) into an in-depth report on workman’s comp published on ProPublica was an interesting tidbit about your tidbits.

Specifically, how much they are worth if you lose one on the job. Credited to a lack of federal oversight, that number can vary widely state by state, which seems odd.

If you work for the federal government, you’re in luck. Well, as much luck as someone can be who just had the misfortune of having a nut severed or smashed. They pay out $98,108.

The rest is here. And you should see the comments. 


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