Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rainbow Detective Agency Box Set; The State of Marriage Provincetown Film Festival; John Barrowman Attacked For "Tranny" Word

Rainbow Detective Agency Box Set

This is the first box set of a series I've done for digital only books. I did it because I had a few requests from readers, and it does save people money. Instead of paying 2.99 for each book, the box set is 5.99.

In any event, the Rainbow Detective series is m/m romance, with a backdrop of mystery/suspense. I also hope the series is funny for some. I do try to parody a few things when they happen, most of which people probably won't even realize while they are reading it.

In any event, here's the box set description:

The Rainbow Detective Agency box set is a perfect combination of erotic romance, humor, mystery, and suspense.

Proctor Gamble is a world famous male model in his mid-thirties when he discovers his business manager has run off with all his money. He's getting too old to model and all he has left are a few bad investments, one of which is a detective agency in Los Angeles that's run by a slick-talking hipster type named Blair Huntingdon. With nowhere else to turn, Proctor decides turn the detective agency into a profitable venture and he renames it The Rainbow Detective Agency.


While focusing on the unusual clients that seem drawn to The Rainbow Detective Agency, Proctor winds up falling in love with Blair in spite of Blair's lack of discipline and his questionable work ethic. Even though they're great as lovers, they clash constantly as business associates and the conflict never ends. Will the passion and great sex they share be enough to keep them together? Or will the tension from the business leave them lost and alone again? But more important, will Proctor ever see Blair for the man that he is instead of the man he wants him to be?


You can check it all out here, on Amazon. I'm pretty certain I'm doing an exclusive this time, only Kindle.



The State of Marriage Provincetown Film Festival

Here's another article about the Provincetown Film Festival being held this week up in Cape Cod. I'm posting about this one a lot because I'm in one of the documentaries...The State of Marriage. 

"The independent filmmaking community continues to produce remarkably high quality work, here and abroad, and our feature lineup is a testament to that!" said Connie White, artistic director of PIFF. "We are thrilled to welcome these new films and filmmakers to Provincetown in June, and we know that filmgoers will be engaged and entertained by these adventurous, thought-provoking and accomplished films."

You can read more here, where there is a trailer for The State of Marriage, plus several more excellent LGBT films.

Unfortunately, I won't be there for the screening. I wish there had been more time to prepare, but I just couldn't get out of other commitments this week.

John Barrowman Attacked for the "Tranny" Word

I find this interesting, personally, because when I came out everyone used the word "tranny" and no one took offense to it...well at least I don't think anyone did. I could be wrong about that, which is why I do find it interesting. And, I never made a habit of using the word myself, not even back then. I'm not even sure why. In the 90's no one cared about being too PC. I just never felt comfortable using that kind of low end slang. I went to 12 years of private Catholic school. We were taught that the expression "shut up" was offensive.  

Now John Barrowman is taking heat for using the "tranny" word and he's arguing back.

The argument which exploded today first started back in October 2014, when the Scottish-American entertainer posted a video online in which he used the word 'tranny-tastic'. 

It exploded back then, with people writing comment pieces and blogs about how the slur was offensive and as a gay man he should know better not to use it.

He responded in a Q&A video, in which he defended the term, made jokes and called the complainents 'haters'.

You can read the rest here, where it devolves even more for Barrowman.

But what is even more fascinating is that in the comments...and from what I've seen personally...those who are LGB, but not T, tend to defend Barrowman and they think transgender people are wrong for being offended.

I still won't use the word.  

1 comment:

Nelson Garcia said...

The person picking a fight with Mr. Barrowman is a member of the trans qaeda. Having had problems myself with that freak, I would suggest, you stand your ground. If you're afraid, you lose.