Saturday, March 7, 2009
Win a FREE, Illustrated, First-edition Copy of A FACE WITHOUT A HEART
So I'm writing this post from Las Vegas, where I'm in town for the Eppie Awards. I'm feeling a little bleary-eyed this morning, after a night of martinis and Middle-Eastern food last night on the strip with a group of boisterous erotica writers. How I long to be like the Gary Adrion (it's an anagram for Dorian Gray, see) character in A Face Without a Heart: to look young and fresh as a daisy while a portrait of me somewhere showed signs of age and debauchery.
I'm writing this blog to celebrate a new review of A Face Without a Heart, my contemporary take on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. And to celebrate this e-book edition, I'd like to give away five, free signed copies of the now-out-of-print trade paperback illustrated first edition of A Face Without a Heart.
All you have to do is:
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2. Post a comment to this specific blog
3. Make sure I can get in touch with you for mailing instructions
That's it! If you want to read the book, and don't want to wait, simply click on the title links above.
Here's a little snippet of what has me feeling so good this morning, despite the dirty martinis last night:
"I would recommend this novel to those readers who are interested in great character studies and like to challenge themselves with confronting themes and issues...I also think for anyone who was fascinated by The Picture of Dorian Gray reading A Face Without A Heart is an absolute must."
Read the rest of the review here...and enter the contest! Bonus points if you cut and paste this blog on your own blog or e-mail list, so your friends can get in on the give-away.
Real Men. True Love. Rick R. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He’s the award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction and is forever at work on yet another book. Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” You can find him at www.rickrreed.com or www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beloved husband and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix.