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
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.
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!
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.”
Tour Dates & Stops: July 14 – August 7
July 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
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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)