Sunday, August 15, 2010
A Garage Sale Find
I always look at the books first. Today was no different. A paperback caught my eye and, soon, made me smile. The previous owner hand penciled Excellent + ! on the first page of the front matter -- the blurb page. A ringing endorsement, obviously, but from whom, I had no way of knowing.
The author, whose photo was on the inside back cover, was a handsome man with a soulful, penetrating gaze.
So where do the joy and guilt come in? I'd just found an obviously well-loved copy of Obsessed by Rick R. Reed, published by the Abyss (Dell horror) line, copyright 1991. There's the joy. The guilt? I now owe Rick royalties on 25 cents. :-)
(Seriously, I was thrilled to have found this!)
Even though that original can now only be found at used outlets and, of course, garage sales, you can still buy a copy of the reissued edition from Amazon.
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.