Tuesday, March 31, 2009


It's heeeeeere!

And I've been so damn busy earning a living that I almost missed the Big Day!

Over at Joe.My.God, Straight Lies is the featured giveaway for this "Swag Tuesday." And novelist Frank Anthony Polito has given me a nice (and unexpected) plug over at Kenneth in the (212).

Oh, and Booklist has reviewd Straight Lies and wrote:
In this caper heist, Byrnes (When the Stars Come Out, 2006) comes up with obstacles likely and improbable as Grant and his longtime lover, Chase, try to steal a compromising videotape of gay film legend Romeo Romero (who’s been out and proud for decades) making hot love in his hot tub to a hot, buxom blond. The actor’s legions of gay fans would reel from the revelation of their Romeo’s closeted heterosexuality, so blackmail’s the scheme. As the two small-time con men try to claw their way up the crime ladder, they add an assortment of larcenous misfits to their gang until it resembles a hilarious bad-dream team. They then fail to secure the tape, so decide to re-create the sex scenario. Of course, everything that can go wrong does, making all the scheming and strategizing that somewhat slow the action resolve into a laugh-out-loud endgame farce with definite switch-hit appeal.
See? Straight Lies will make you laugh out loud. It says so on the Internet, so it must be true.

Finally, I taped an interview recently with Jonathan Griffith of "Talking About:" that has made it to the Internet. Understand that I am not a trained public speaker, and have a bad habit of babbling and mangling the points I want to make, usually inadvertently insulting someone or something in the process. With that in mind, you can spend almost twenty minutes of Quality Byrnes Time by going to the "Talking About:" site and clicking the "Rob Byrnes" tab, or see it here on Google Video.

Oh yeah (speaking of babbling)... remember that Thursday night, April 2, is the book launch party. Show up at the Ritz Bar and Lounge, 369 West 46th Street, between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM and say hi!