Tuesday, June 9, 2009

BASHED Has A Shiny New Trailer

I am thrilled with the new movie-style trailer created for Bashed: A Love Story by video artist and author AM Riley and her production company, Raining Fire Productions.

Check out the new trailer below. What I like about it is how it distills the storyline, the tension, the creepiness, the outrage, and the love all in just about a one minute segment. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Buy Bashed.

Win a FREE autographed copy of Bashed! If you'd like to win your very own personalized and signed first edition copy of Bashed, simply enter the contest. Here's what you need to do:

1. Help me spread the word about the new trailer for Bashed. To do this, all you need to do is send an e-mail to friends and family about the new trailer for Bashed on YouTube. Cut and paste the sample message below and send to your contacts, or create your own message. Just drive as many people as you can to the Bashed trailer on YouTube...and...IMPORTANT...copy me on the message at bashedbook@gmail.com, so I can see how many people you've invited to to view the Bashed trailer.

2. At the end of the week, I will tally up who sent the most messages to view the Bashed trailer on YouTube and that person will win the free, signed copy.

Here's what your e-mail might say (feel free to cut and paste or write your own message; just make sure to include the URL for the Bashed trailer and to copy me at bashedbook@gmail.com on the message you send out, so I can see how many people you sent it to):


Check out the cool new trailer for Bashed: A Love Story by Rick R. Reed on YouTube. You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RlvD67TTV4

Bashed is the story of:
Three haters. Two lovers. And a collision course with tragedy.

When Donald and Mark left the Brig that October night, they had no idea their lives and love were about to be shattered by fag bashers, intent on pain, and armed with ridicule, fists, and an aluminum baseball bat.

The cowardly hate crime leaves one half of a couple alone and haunted--literally and figuratively--by the memories and denied promise of new love.

Bashed charts the course of a journey from grief to hope, from death to life, and from hate to redemption. Come along on a trip that encompasses suspense, horror, and--ultimately--romance.

To find out more about Bashed, including an excerpt and reviews, go here: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=BASHED01


  1. I love it, but then I'm already familiar with AM's work. She captures the story so well in such a short time. I've posted the link to it on a lot of lists. Hopefully people will check it out.