Greetings book lovers! Today I’m thrilled to have Spencer Barnes with me, author of Drink, Dance, HUMP!
I read this book and knew I had to have him here on the blog for a chat — read on for our interview and then don’t miss the blurb and buy links at the bottom! This book is a sexy and fun-filled read!
Let’s start with a basic question — tell us about Drink, Dance, HUMP.
Drink, Dance, HUMP is a coming out story that paints the gay party scene and all aspects of our crazy gay lives. Where a conservative gay boy, who had never met a gay before, slowly goes through the coming out process, then ramps up to the full roller coaster ride of meeting boys, making friends, and partying like no frat boy or private school kid could even imagine. From waking up under a pile of men, having hot tub orgies and getting bjs behind a dumpster kinda ride. It’s like 50 shades of GAY meets Chelsea Handler’s Are you there Vodka, it’s me Chelsea with a touch of Eat Pray Love.
That sounds like a pretty accurate description! Now, this book is memoir, right? Are all the stories true?
It is amazing I’m still alive. Yes, it’s all true.
This book is FULL of sex… but what do you consider your wildest sexual adventure?
I’ve had so many! The wildest was probably having an orgy with 5 Greek guys in Athens that I met at a bar with my friend Pete. It’s in there so you have to read through to find it. My friend Pete walks into the hotel room at 5am and kicks them all out but I had already humped them all at that point.
Wow… Five guys?
Um… even though I write erotica, I’m actually quite shy in real life. If you could give me one tip to pick up guys, what would it be?
You need to be in tune with gay energy. Watch where boys look, how they position their feet towards you or away, and how long they will hold a glaze. Gay guys like to chase so you have to let them chase you and then right at the perfect moment on the dance floor or in a bathroom stall you go make your move when you know they are into you. All of their work in chasing will have paid off but you were actually luring him in like a sailor to the singing Sirens of greek mythology! To the victor goes the bubble bum.
Back to the book — what are you hoping readers will get out of Drink, Dance, HUMP? What’s the message you want them to walk away with?
My story is a universal story of learning what makes you happy. Only when you let go of social prejudice and what other people think can you truly be you. Only when you let yourself be young, lustful, and self-indulgent will you every truly self actualize and find yourself. Gay hedonism is something to run to when you are blessed by being gay than to run from. I’m extremely grateful that I grew up in a family and city that allows me to be who I am and even allows me prosper. I’m a lucky kid.
That sounds great! Thank you so much for coming by the blog today, Spencer!
Readers, keep scrolling for the cover, blurb, and buy links! You’ll love this book — I know it!
Spencer’s life is perfect…almost. He’s got a spiffy job and a tip-top wardrobe, a solid group of friends and a packed social calendar. But Spencer’s got a secret: he’s gay. When he finally spills it to his friends & family, a whole new life floods in hard and fast. There are clubs to hit, men to do, and fun to be had.
Drink, Dance, HUMP! is the story of one young man’s journey of self-discovery from being a closeted, suburban kid to a man on the gay party scene in Toronto and around the globe. Spencer dives deep into the raunchy, turbulent world of disco balls and strobe lights, stiff drinks, drugs, and hook-ups with a hot guy or four. Hearts get broken, demons are confronted and Spencer grows up, trying to figure out exactly where he fits in the hedonistic rush of it all.
Step into the adventure of one gay boy as he drinks, dances, humps, and discovers that his hedonistic ways aren’t just something to embrace, but the very road to self-knowledge and self-acclamation.
About Spencer Barnes
“In every man there is an eye of the soul which is more precious than ten thousand bodily eyes.” Plato
This is Spencer’s first memoir / erotica book. He currently lives in NYC and is still finding and refinding himself by drinking, dancing and HUMPING his way through life. He believes Plato was super gay firstly because he looked like a Williamsburg gay with that beard and secondly because he knew that it is pointless to pursue anything else when you don’t allow yourself to “know thyself”.