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Personal reading by Rick R. Reed from his new book “Bashed”

We are honoured to be part of the Book Tour for Rick R. Reed’s latest book, Bashed, and so excited that Rick has chosen to share with us a personal reading from his book.


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Bashed

Author: Rick R. Reed

Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

The Blurb…

It should have been a perfect night out. Instead, Mark and Donald collide with tragedy when they leave their favorite night spot. That dark October night, three gay-bashers emerge from the gloom, armed with slurs, fists, and an aluminum baseball bat.

The hate crime leaves Donald lost and alone, clinging to the memory of the only man he ever loved. He is haunted, both literally and figuratively, by Mark and what might have been. Trapped in a limbo offering no closure, Donald can’t immediately accept the salvation his new neighbor, Walter, offers. Walter’s kindness and patience are qualities his sixteen-year-old nephew, Justin, understands well. Walter provides the only sense of family the boy’s ever known. But Justin holds a dark secret that threatens to tear Donald and Walter apart before their love even has a chance to blossom.

Author Reading

It is always just a little bit special to hear a story read by the author himself.  I loved listening to this part of the story and am sure you will too!

Author Bio

Rick R Reed photographed by Madison Parker 2013

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). Raining Men won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction.  Lambda Literary Review has called him, “a writer that doesn’t disappoint.” Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever “at work on another novel.”

Author Links:

Web: http://www.rickrreed.com
Blog: http://rickrreedreality.blogspot.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rickrreedbooks
Twitter: www.twitter.com/rickrreed.
E-mail: jimmyfels@gmail.com

 

Tour Dates & Stops: July 14 – August 7

Bashed600x600BannerJuly 14: Havan Fellows

July 17: On Top Down Under

July 21: Joyfully Jay

July 24: Hearts on Fire

July 28: Love Bytes

July 31: The Novel Approach

August 4: Because Two Men Are Better Than One

August 7: JP Barnaby

 

 

Giveaway!

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Rafflecopter Prize: The winner gets their choice of either an autographed paperback copy of Raining Men or Legally Wed (US entrants only; out of the US will receive a digital version of the book)

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Ebook

Dreamspinner Paperback

Amazon Ebook

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Book Blast! Blue Collar by Sean Michael with fabulous Giveaway!

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Blue Collar

by Sean Michael

Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber

Publisher: Amber Quill Press

The blurb…

Kendall Webber is deep in the closet. Between working in a garage, having been in the army and a fundamentalist preacher step-father who sent him to summer camps to make him straight, he’s learned to hide his sexuality from absolutely everyone.

Still, when Barton Willis the Third roars into the garage with his Mustang, Kendall can’t help but look, just a little. When Barton not only looks back but invites him in, Kendall’s whole world is turned upside down.

Can Barton help Kendall let go of the past and the attitudes he’s had, literally, beaten into him?

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Excerpt:

“Are you wanting factory original or an upgrade to a catback?”

One dark eyebrow rose. “Which’ll make it run better?”

“Well, it depends. The cats give a great sound, but the Borlas? They’re loud and I love the look from the rear. It’s a matter of money and taste and sound.” Kendall headed to the office, rambling on about all the different types and prices and options.

“I like a good-looking rear,” the guy told him when he’d done talking.

“Then you might consider the Borlas. It’s a little pricey, but fine. This is my boss, Pete. He’ll hook you up.”

“Oh, I’d rather you hook me up.”

Was that as suggestive as it sounded?

“I… Okay. Okay, I can help.” He’d done a few custom orders, but Pete would have to approve everything.

The man held out his hand. “Barton Willis, the Third.”

“Kendall. Pleased.” He held out his hand, then pulled it back. He was a grease monkey after all. “I’ve been working, man.”

“I imagine I can wash my hands.”

“Yeah, I tell myself that a lot, but the grime’s pretty deep.” He was not flirting. Not.

“Nothing wrong with a dirty boy.”

About the author

Often referred to as “Space Cowboy” and “Gangsta of Love” while still striving for the moniker of “Maurice,” Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours between dropping the f-bomb and pursuing the kama sutra by channeling the long lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to “Chicago”.

A long-time writer of complicated haiku, currently Sean is attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate spinning and soap carving sex toys.

Barring any of that? He’ll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark.

Author Links:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004713810507

https://www.facebook.com/SeanMichaelWrites

Twitter: @seanmichael09

Tour Stops:

Parker WilliamsBadgeBlueCollar, Decadent Delights, Amanda C. Stone, Havan Fellows, Full Moon Dreaming, SA McAuley, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Tara Lain, Prism Book Alliance, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Jade Crystal, Book Reviews and More by Kathy, Fallen Angel Reviews, Smoocher’s Voice, Redz World, The Hat Party, Emotion in Motion, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Love Bytes, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Sinfully Sexy, LeAnn’s Book Reviews, Iyana Jenna, Kimi-Chan, Reviews and Ramblings, Michael Mandrake, It’s Raining Men, Boy Meets Boy Reviews, MM Good Book Reviews, Velvet Panic, My Fiction Nook, Cate Ashwood

Giveaway

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Rafflecopter Prize: $20 Amber Quill Certificate

Buy Link

 

Amber Quill : http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2007-Blue-Collar.aspx

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