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Rick R. Reed

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Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint." Rick lives in Seattle with his partner and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."

Visit him on the web at http://www.rickrreed.com or at http://rickrreedreality.blogspot.com/


Let the hunt begin!I am so psyched to share the cover of my next release, Husband Hunters , with you today. Paul Richmond did an amazing job with a mere suggestion from me: that he use a Roy Lichtenstein style when designing the cover. Paul blew me away with the cover, which perfectly suits the mood of this contemporary romance--quirky, colorful, passionate, and immersed in pop culture.

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Caregiver
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Chaser (Chaser, #1)
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Raining Men (Chaser, #2)
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IM
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VGL Male Seeks Same (M4M, #1)
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Legally Wed
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Hungry for Love (Select)
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Description: Nate Tippie and Brandon Wilde are gay, single, and both hoping to meet that special man, even though fate has not yet delivered him to their doorstep. Nate's sister, Hannah, and her kooky best friend, Marilyn, are about to help fate with that task by creating a profile on the gay dating site, OpenHeartOpenMind. The two women are only exploring, but when they need a face and body for the persona they create, they use Nate as the model. When Brandon comes across the false profile, he falls for the guy he sees online. Keeping up the charade, Hannah begins corresponding with him, posing as Nate. Real complications begin when Brandon wants to meet Nate, but Nate doesn’t even know he’s being used in the online dating ruse. Hannah and Marilyn concoct another story and send Nate out to let the guy down gently. But when Nate and Brandon meet, the two men feel an instant and powerful pull toward each other. Cupid seems to have shot his bow, but how do Nate and Brandon climb out from under a mountain of deceit without letting go of their chance at love?
Raining Men (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 24, 2013 10:33AM
Description: Sequel to Chaser The character you loved to hate in Chaser becomes the character you will simply love in Raining Men. It’s been raining men for most of Bobby Nelson’s adult life. Normally, he wouldn’t have it any other way, but lately something’s missing. Now, he wants the deluge to slow to a single special drop. But is it even possible for Bobby to find “the one” after endless years of hooking up? When Bobby’s father passes away, Bobby finally examines his rocky relationship with the man and how it might have contributed to his inability to find the love he yearns for. Guided by a sexy therapist, a Sex Addicts Anonymous group, a well-endowed Chihuahua named Johnny Wadd, and Bobby’s own cache of memories, Bobby takes a spiritual, sexual, and emotional journey to discover that life’s most satisfactory love connections lie in quality, not quantity. And when he’s ready to love not only himself but someone else, sex and love fit, at last, into one perfect package.
Caregiver (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 27, 2011 09:52AM
Description: SYNOPSIS It’s 1991, and Dan Calzolaio has just moved to Florida with his lover, Mark, having fled Chicago and Mark’s addictions to begin a new life on the Gulf Coast. Volunteering for the Tampa AIDS Alliance is just one part of that new beginning, and that’s how Dan meets his new buddy, Adam. Adam Schmidt is not at all what Dan expected. The guy is an original—witty, wry, and sarcastic with a fondness for a smart black dress, Barbra Streisand, and a good mai tai. Adam doesn’t let his imminent death get him down, even through a downward spiral that sees him thrown in jail. Each step of Adam’s journey teaches Dan new lessons about strength and resilience, but it’s Adam’s lover, Sullivan, to whom Dan feels an almost irresistible pull. Dan knows the attraction isn’t right, even after he dumps his cheating, drug-abusing boyfriend. But then Adam passes away, and it leaves Sullivan and Dan both alone to see if they can turn their love for Adam into something whole and real for each other.
Penance (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 02, 2011 05:09AM
Description: Bound by misery. Marked by sin. Set free by death. Barely into their teens, without homes, they dwell in neon shadows, the violent eddies of urban America. They trade their innocence for money, abuse their hopes, and then a monster comes... A monster without fangs or claws, but more deadly. Because of them, he has lost everything: his wife, his family. And he vows to clean the streets of Chicago...for good. One of the street kids and a man of the cloth form a desperate pact. Together, they will find the madman whose basement has become a chamber of horrors... PENANCE was part of Dell Abyss' remarkable horror line, lauded by none other than Stephen King.
Obsessed (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 02, 2011 05:07AM
Description: I kill, therefore I am… Voices slam through the corridor of his wounded mind. The words of his dead sister cry out. His parents' taunts fill the silent room where he sits and waits--waits for the murderous rage, filling him with strength, driving him to kill, to touch the cold flesh, taste the warm blood--to feel alive again… A witness has seen him, but his killing only turns her on and now she wants to protect him. His wife suspects him, but the private detective she hired cannot stop him. Joe MacAree fears nothing--except that he may no longer be human. The thirst that drives him is relentless, moving deeper and deeper into his own shattering, private realm, where each murder is a delicious new gift of life, where revulsion is beauty, and the obsession will never let him go. Obsessed was part of Dell Abyss' remarkable horror line, lauded by none other than Stephen King.
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I am not sure one can fully appreciate the feeling of absolute helplessness and fear a person feels when surrounded by attackers set on hurting them because of their sexuality. Bashed not only explores that idea, but d... " Read more of this review »
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" I wanted to read this a while ago, but it wasn't available. I emailed Mr. Reed and he got back to me stating it would be available again in the Summer. Well, I forgot about it until tonight. I picked this up and I was crying during the prologue. I... " Read more of this review »
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Catherine Hi Rick! :-)


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hey it's nice to see you over here too, Rick!


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V.C. King Hi Rick,

Thanks for the add!

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Ilyn Ross Hello Rick,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a wonderful day. Best regards.



Norman Cooper Hello Rick,

Thanks for the invitation! I'll have to check out you books. Not much a vampire reader, but I do enjoy a good read about the paranormal.

-Thomas


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J.R. Hi Rick,
Thanks for the add.


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Chase Von Hey Rick and thanks for the connect:)

Was reading your reviews, very impressive:)

Hoping this finds you well

Sincerely,

Chase:)


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Beth Hi Rick,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author, though my stuff is a lot tamer than yours!
- Beth


Christine Hi from down under Rick. Dropped by to see what’s new with you.

Blessings CJ

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Rosemary Rick, your books look marvelous, and you're under some some great influences (Ruth Rendell and Flannery O'Connor are two of my favorites). Do you hang out at Seattle Mystery Bookshop?


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Rick Thanks for the message, Rosemary. Glad we share the same author appreciation. I have not yet discovered the Seattle Mystery Bookshop, but thanks to you, will have to now check it out. I'm new to town; we just moved here last summer.

Rosemary wrote: "Rick, your books look marvelous, and you're under some some great influences (Ruth Rendell and Flannery O'Connor are two of my favorites). Do you hang out at Seattle Mystery Bookshop? "




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Bradley I hope you are having a horrific good day! =)

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Amber Congratulations on the EPPIE!

Rick's ORIENTATION won the Eppie award last night for best glbt novel of 2008.


Christine Hi Rick, dropped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Rick What's new is that my book, ORIENTATION, won the Eppie Award on Saturday night for best GLBT novel of the year! The awards were held at the Epicon convention in Las Vegas. I am still walking on air! Hope all is well in your world, Christine. Christine wrote: "Hi Rick, dropped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Louise Hello, Rick! :-) Thanks for the add.

My best,

Louise


Christine Hi Rick, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Christine Hi Rick,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
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Sloan Parker Hey, Rick. Thanks for the add. Hope the writing's going well.

Sloan


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Lynda Thanks for add :)

I finished Fugue about a week ago. I picked it for the M/M Romance November Reading Challenge.

OMG! It was absolutely totally amazing!! I read it in one setting and I was blown away!! I find myself still thinking about it and WOW… I look forward to reading your other books.


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Tamela Quijas Good Morning, Rick!

Thanks so much for the friendship!




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Brian Steele This summer, All Class Reunion. We absolutely must descend upon the town and bringing it our individual, each unique "flavor" of darkness. The teeming masses of EL will tremble before our combined literary might!

It'll be swell...



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Rick Brian wrote: "This summer, All Class Reunion. We absolutely must descend upon the town and bringing it our individual, each unique "flavor" of darkness. The teeming masses of EL will tremble before our combine..."
I'm hoping I'll be able to get back for it. It's just that it's so damned far. But if I can make it happen, I will...and you have a good idea there.



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Shell Thanks for the add, Rick. :)


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Amy Lane *waves*


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Rick Amy wrote: "*waves*"
Hi Amy!


DarienMoya Thanks for the Friendvite!!!


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Rick DarienMoya wrote: "Thanks for the Friendvite!!!"
You're welcome. Thanks for accepting.


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Em Woods Okay. I'm just gonna say it. That profile picture is just hot. :) Thanks for accepting the friend invite.


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Lori K Thanks Rick, just this second finished Out on the Net-As I said in my review. It was charming. I happened onto it from the post on FB (the review) so keep up doing that. It works!


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Rick Lori K wrote: "Thanks Rick, just this second finished Out on the Net-As I said in my review. It was charming. I happened onto it from the post on FB (the review) so keep up doing that. It works!"

Thanks so much, Lori! OUT ON THE NET is one of my favorites among my own writing.


Wendy (wluvsbooks) Thanks for the friend invite Rick! I've been stocking up on a few of your books and looking forward to reading them soon. Hope things are going well for you and congrats on your nominations!!


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Rick Wendy wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite Rick! I've been stocking up on a few of your books and looking forward to reading them soon. Hope things are going well for you and congrats on your nominations!!"

Thanks so much, Wendy!


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Rick Thorny wrote: "Hi, Rick! You mentioned that you thought we'd connected on Facebook, but I don't have an FB account. I'm guessing you've seen someone pimping my little self-discovery blog in there, especially if y..."

Glad you liked TRICKS! And sorry about the mix-up; you just sounded familiar to me. It's not everyday I meet a Thorny...now thorny people? That's a whole 'nother story.


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Becky Black Hi, Rick. Thanks for the add. :)


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L.C. Hi, Rick! Thanks for the friendvite. I'm looking forward to meeting you in NOLA this fall. :-)


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Rick LC wrote: "Hi, Rick! Thanks for the friendvite. I'm looking forward to meeting you in NOLA this fall. :-)"

You're welcome and I'll look forward to meeting you, too!


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Mary Hi Rick, thanks for the friendvite. Nice meeting you here in GR. :)


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Simsala Hi Rick,thanks for the friendvite!:D))


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Rick You're welcome...and thanks for accepting.


Lilli *slowest reader ever* Thanks for the friendvite, Rick! :)


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Rick Lilli wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite, Rick! :)"

Friendvite...cool new word! Thanks to YOU, Lilli!


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Lyle How are you doing these days? I hope you're fine! :)


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Monique Thank u for the add;)


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D Hi Rick,

Nice to meetcha! Thanx for the invite.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

D


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Carolyn Haven Thank you for your friendship. Happy writing. Live well.


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Cleon Lee Hi, Rick, thanks for the request! :)


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