Forty Wild Crushes , my short fiction collection, is now available in paperback on Amazon.com. The Kindle edition comes out June 1, with pre-sale orders available now.
Here's the descriptive blurb:
Teenage lust in summer theatre, cheating boyfriends on The Tonight Show,
and an escapee from a pumpkin farm; these are just a few of the
characters in short stories from Lambda Literary Award winner Jim
Provenzano. The five-time novelist shares new and previously published
works, and excerpts from forthcoming novels. Varying from terse
accounts of an anti-gay assault to a post-9/11 moment of resolution,
Provenzano shares a diverse array of contemporary experiences in rural
Ohio, New York City, at funerals and wrestling matches, Manhattan
cathedrals and Paris museums. A moment in the life of a gay divorced
father, a transgender performer on the rise, and a footnoted feast of
pop culture crushes are included in this compelling collection.
"Jim Provenzano's short stories are as beautiful and chiseled as a young
Robert Conrad, and they make me swoon just as much." - Aldo Alvarez,
author of Interesting Monsters, founder and editor of Blithe House Quarterly
The fabulous cover art is an oil painting by the amazing Kenney Mencher! Check out his website for beautiful sexy art work available at reasonable prices.