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.




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:



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




rafflecopter pic

Click the image or link here  to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway.

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

Amazon Paperback



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.