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Houston Voice, July 2, 2004 - File 013. 2004-07-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/2139/show/2122.

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Title Houston Voice, July 2, 2004
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date July 2, 2004
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Scrtmerler.Xgency.com Too 'Hot' for Texas Austin radio station vows to block gay romance novel By BRYAN ANDERT0N FOR FAR TOO LONG, GAY MEN HAVE been deprived of their own versions of the lurid romance novels read by millions of straight women in the United States. But that changed in late 2003, when a gay couple from Boston started a line of books called "Romentics" targeting a gay male audience. Written by real-life couple Scott Pomfret and Scott Whittier, the line currently includes four self-published novels: "Hot Sauce," "Razor Burn," "Nick of Time" and "Spare Parts." Next year, one of the books, "Hot Sauce," is scheduled to be released nationwide by Warner Book Group, the book publishing arm of Time-Warner, Inc. But one Texas radio station is asking its listeners to lobby Warner to drop plans to publish the book, saying it is too "scandalous" to be released. Under the heading "The War Rages On," a post on the Web site for KIXL, a Christian radio station based in Austin, Texas, states, "If you think traditional romance novels are scandalous, just wait until.Time- Warner Books starts distributing a new line of homosexual romance novels." The post goes on to encourage listeners to "let Warner Books know how you feel about its decision to distribute books in this Romentic series" by contacting Warner's chair and chief executive officer Laurence J. Kirshbaum by phone or fax. Pomfret and Whittier said Warner had received numerous complaints about the books from KIXL's listeners, but that Warner has assured them that it is still fully behind the project. "[This campaign] was a bit of a shocker," Pomfret said. "To use the terminology of war on a series of love stories tells me all you need to know about these guys. It couldn't have been more mean-spirited or un-Christian, as far as I'm concerned." Qf ACTION! INFO 'Romentics' www.romentics.com Warner Book Group 1271 Ave. of the Americas New York, NY 10020 212-522-7200 KIXL 970 AM 11615 Angus Road, Suite 120B Austin, TX 78759 512-372-9700 www.kixl.com hot sauce A Christian radio station in Texas has asked listeners to lobby Warner Book Group to stop plans to publish 'Hot Sauce,' a gay romance novel. Directly below the posting about the books on the station's Web site is another one about "Marriage Protection Sunday," an event being planned by the anti-gay American Family Association on July 11, the day before the U.S. Senate is reportedly to vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment. Representatives of KIXL and Warner Books could not be reached for comment by press time, 'Romentics' for men The two authors, who affectionately refer to themselves as "Scott & Scott" on the books' covers, said they developed the idea after realizing the number of romance novels Whittier's mother and grandmother read every month, and realizing there was an absence of any such material for gay men. So the couple brainstormed some ideas, and churned out four novels from late 2002 until mid-2003. In November 2003, they self- published the books and began selling them on their Web site. They sent the novels to several agents, one of whom sold Warner Books on the idea, Pomfret said. Warner Books decided to publish and distribute "Hot Sauce," which is scheduled to hit shelves in June 2005. According to Pomfret, the company is also considering re-publishing the couple's three other novels. Whitter said the publisher reassured the two men that the company remains committed to the project even after receiving phone calls from KIXL listeners. But even so, Whittier and Pomfret began asking fans to contact the company, too. "I think they were very pleased when we asked our readers and supporters to get In touch with them, because they are so much more diverse from the people who go to KIXL's Web site," Whittier said. "It really said that straight women with kids, entrepreneurs, and a wide range of others really support this idea, and it's about time." ABOUT ACTION ALERT: Action Alert is a Forum section feature that informs readers of issues for response and lobbying. Send suggestions and comments to fornm(a)houstonvoice.com.
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