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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
BASHED Has A Shiny New Trailer
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.