this review of my coming-out story Out on the Net--the reviewer not only understrood what I was trying to do, but the book resonated with her emotionally as well.
In part, reviewer C. Zampa (on Miz Love Loves Books) said:
"When did I fall for Ray? Soon after he’d come out of the closet, when reality dawned on him. He’d made the leap, landed, then looked around at his new life and panicked. He blogged, What had I done? I threw away all my hopes for a future, for a family, for a nice, tidy small town life. I had no one. Would I ever find someone to love?
Reading that, even now, my heart hurts. It is so real, too real. But it's something Reed--in that one little thought--brought home so clearly, so powerfully, that so intimately let this reader into Ray's soul. The hero had made the turn in the crossroad. The path ahead of him was going to be a huge unknown and, like any human, he was afraid."
Read the entire, well-written review (that they call "not-a-review" for some reason) here.
Buy Out on the Net here.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Sparkling New Review for OUT ON THE NET
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.