Monday, November 9, 2009

Pre-Release Post about DOWN THE BASEMENT

I just received the cover art for a stand alone short story titled, DOWN THE BASEMENT. The cover art was created by Dawne Dominique, a gifted artist and author, to say the least. It's five thousand words and though it hasn't been released yet, it has a history I'd like to explain.

The story was first published in an anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, which got some great reviews. and then it was selected for BEST GAY EROTICA 2009 anthology by Richard Labonte. And the BGE 2009 anthology went on to win a Lambda award this year in the best gay erotica category.

Recently, I decided to retire the story for good and have it published, for the last time ever, with as an e-book. I made a few changes to the original story, so it's not exactly the same as the one published in the first two print books. I added more dimension to the main character and one supporting character, and I added a happy ending that expresses hope and promise for the future of these two characters.

When it's officially released, I'll post again and give a few samples and a more detailed explanation so readers know exactly what they are buying. But make no mistake, there's no "coitus" in this story (lol) It is classic gay erotica.


Dawné Dominique said...

Ryan, I didn't know that. A Lambda! That is frigen awesome! Huge Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. (((hugs))

More hugs and grins,

ryan field said...

Hi Dawne...

It was a shock. But Richard Labonte and James Lear put together a great collection of short stories for Cleis Press and the book won the award.

I'm going to add something about you to this post, too. I should have done it, but I wrote the post really fast. Sorry.