Release Party – Scotty Cade explores the “Gay for Pay” industry in his latest release called “Acting Out.”

September 25, 2014

Hello Everyone. Scotty Cade here. I’m thrilled to back on the Dreamspinner blog to launch my eleventh novel with them called “Acting Out.” I can’t believe it’s been a little less than four years since my first novel, “Final Encore,” was released and just a couple months until number twelve, “The Royal Street Heist,” hits the shelves. How time fly’s! More about “The Royal Street Heist” later but for now I’d like to tell you about “Acting Out.” Let’s start off with the blurb:

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One very long tour of duty in Afghanistan and an honorable discharge from the USMC does nothing to help Elijah Preston’s job search. Living in a cheap motel in Quantico Virginia and nearly out of money, a chance meeting in a local Walmart with a man named Royce Mackey finally gives Eli hope for employment. Until…he learns the job description. Royce operates a gay military porn site and wants Eli as his next star. Desperate and broke, Eli accepts Royce’s offer and soon finds himself immersed in a strange new world.

Hamish Turner takes Eli under his wing and teaches him as much about Royce’s operation as he can and in the process the two become fast friends. After their first shoot together they realize there is a little more of a connection then either expected and a bond quickly develops. The two men decide to see where their mutual attraction takes them but things quickly get complicated when a crazed fan of Hamish’s, who picks up on the chemistry between he and Eli starts sending threatening letters demanding the scenes between the two men stop. Or else. The stress gets too much to handle and everything starts to crumble down around them.

 

 

 

So…when I began researching “Acting Out,” I spent hours upon hours doing research about the porn industry. I forced myself to watch snippets of a lot of hot guys getting it on. Such a tough job I have huh? But…I digress, that experience is a story for another time.  Anyway, now where was I? Oh yeah. Research.

But – the more websites I stumbled upon, the more intrigued I became. I’ve never been a porn watcher, not because I’m too much of a prude, but simply because I never really got into it. But…with that said, I perused over two dozen sites, many “military type” sites and I watched snippets of the free videos available to “looky loo’s” like me and to be blatantly honest, it was pretty apparent to this novice that only a few held true to the myth of “straight” guys having sex with other “straight” guys.

After narrowing it down to a few porn sites, because they seemed legitimate and because the guys did pre and post video interviews where I could gather information on their personalities, I bought trial memberships and settled in for a binge watch. What I saw amazed the hell out of me. They were actually real “straight” guys having gay sex with other “straight” guys. The thing that was so blatantly obvious was that these guys showed no emotion whatsoever. They were going through the motions, doing any and everything, but there was no real lust or affection between them. No noticeable connection between them at all. And…that got the old wheels a turning.

So I started previewing the many videos each of these sites had to offer, but more importantly, I listened intently and took lots of notes during the interviews. These guys talked about themselves and why they did what they did, but I was completely amazed at the camaraderie between the men. They all seemed to support one another and at the same time tease one another mercifully. With each interview I learned more and more about what made these men tick. Much to my surprise, many of them were married with small children and many had girlfriends. It was clear that they were doing what they had to do, at least partly to put food on the table, but I’m sure the large amounts of money didn’t hurt either. I later learned that the more they did, the more they got paid, a certain amount for on screen masturbation, more money for oral sex and even more money for anal sex.

Anyway I digress again.

So after gravitating to a couple of pretty talkative guys in particular, I watched every video for each of them. Sometimes together, sometimes with other guys, but I instantly like these two men and were drawn to them and their story. Or…at least what I could piece together from watching their interviews and putting together all the little tidbits they dropped during each interview. Alone they were just tidbits, but linked together the information painted a pretty clear picture. They seemed open and honest and genuinely humble. These are the two men who inspired my main characters, Elijah Preston and Hamish Turner.

Stay tuned for excerpts and chance to win a copy of Acting Out in the next post in a couple of hours.

XO

Scotty

9 Responses to “Release Party – Scotty Cade explores the “Gay for Pay” industry in his latest release called “Acting Out.””

  1. alex says:

    Congrats, Scotty for this new release!!! From the blurb I can see that it sounds pretty cool!! Glad to have you back!!!!

  2. BabyBarlow says:

    OMG!! You’re baaaaaaaaaack!! Congratulations, Scotty!!!!! Love the cover and the summary!

  3. Andrea M says:

    You just sold me this book – I love what I’ve read!

  4. Debra E says:

    Congratulations on the new release Scotty! The blurb – and the obviously very dull research you undertook – really make me want to read it. :)

  5. *Dreamer* says:

    Really want to read this! Well done!!

  6. ScottyCade says:

    You guys rock! I hope you enjoy the upcoming excerpts.
    XXOO
    Scotty

  7. Susan says:

    Fascinating! Did not know straight on straight gay sex existed.

  8. Susie Q says:

    Wow, Scotty! Not sure this book would have caught my eye but after reading what inspired it, I think I have to read it now. I had always assumed “gay for pay” involved a gay man & a straight man. Never imagined it could be two straight men doing what they had to do to make a living! Thanks for the insight into this world!

  9. H.B. says:

    Congrats on the new release Scotty! It sounds like a great read and I can’t wait to give it a read.

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