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Announcement :: GLBT/Queer
Gay Love Gets Political for Boston Duo
10 Dec 2005
New "Red-State" Gay Romance Novel by Boston Authors is Published -- Designed to encourage would-be gay pols to join the political fray in 2006. Dedicated to local gay pols Carl Sciortino and Jarrett Barrios
ROMENTICS
<br>552 Columbus Avenue #6
<br>Boston MA 02118
<br><a href="http://www.romentics.com";>Romentics Website</a>

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2005</p>

<p><b>GAY LOVE GETS POLITICAL FOR BOSTON DUO</p><b>
<p><em>Provocative New Gay Romance Novel Hits the Market</em></p>

<p>Nothing Personal -- the latest Harlequin-style gay romance novel from Boston-based Romentics gay romances -- is now available. Just in time for the holiday shopping and the 2006 election season, Nothing Personal flouts all those rules your mother told you about polite company by proving that love, sex, politics, and religion do mix -- with hilarious and heartwarming results.</P>


<p>Political neophyte Carlo Batista squares off against long-time conservative politician Tall Tony Scipione in Good Hope, Ohio -- the heart of red-state America. As the campaign and Carlo’s love life simultaneously reach fever pitch, Carlo’s elusive new boyfriend Brian Gallagher shies away from the spotlight. Soon, Carlo discovers the reason: a world of hidden corruption that implicates Gallagher and Tall Tony -- and threatens Carlo’s life. Will love cost Carlo the election? Or will his misfit volunteer army of renegade Catholics, queerspawn, early modern music lovers, club kids, collectivist coffee bean growers, and septuagenarian folly dancers overcome Tall Tony’s thugs and their God Squad allies? This is the gay man’s Primary Colors or All the President’s Men -- with an added dose of camp and romance. In Nothing Personal, the political future is definitely Democratic and decidedly queer -- even in red-state America.</P>


<p>“It’s a novel of hope,” co-author Scott Pomfret said, “designed to inspire gay men everywhere, but especially red states, to take control of their love life -- and their legislatures.”</P>


<p>The Romentics series has gained praise and interest for its groundbreaking work in this new genre. Publishers Weekly described Hot Sauce as a “fun, fast-moving, fairy tale fluff custom-built for the softhearted gay beach set.” And on June 12, 2005, the NY Times Magazine featured Romentics in a multi-page article that hailed Scott Pomfret and Scott Whittier’s gay novels in these terms:</P>


<p>This Oz is a brave new world of the gay male romance novel, a world where there are never cowards, only condoms; each of the heroes has a brain, even if it takes until the end of the story for one of them to use it; and the abs, if not tin, most likely resemble iron.</P>


<p>The complete Romentics series -- Nick of Time, Spare Parts, Hot Sauce and Razor Burn -- is available at Amazon, gay and independent bookstores worldwide, and at http://www.romentics.com. E-books, too!</P>


<p>About Romentics. Scott Pomfret and Scott Whittier (a.k.a. “Scott&Scott”) wrote the book on gay romance—literally. Founded in Boston in 2003 at the height of the debate over same-sex marriage in Massachusetts and dubbed “the new romantics” by the Boston Globe, Romentics has brought together for the first time the number-one market for paperback fiction (romance) and the buying power of the lucrative gay market. Romentics authors Pomfret and Whittier are real-life lovers, whose own tale could fill the pages of a romance novel. From out of the closet to all the unique elements of gay culture, Romentics follows a not-so-straight path to happily ever after. For more information and review copies, contact Scott&Scott at scotts (at) romentics.com.</P>
See also:
http://www.romentics.com
http://www.romentics.com/non_flash/covers/nothing.html

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Re: Gay Love Gets Political for Boston Duo
12 Dec 2005
Not dedicated to local gay pol Liz Malia? Por que?