Monday, February 14, 2011

My Valentine to You: A FREE Signed Copy of ON THE EDGE

And the winner is: Missy Welsh. Congrats, Missy! I'll be in touch.

My collection, On the Edge from Amber Allure (the LGBT imprint of Amber Quill Press) is perfect for Valentine's Day...and I want to give you a copy! On the Edge is all about romance, love, and, of course, lust. This book is especially for you if you're one of those people who just doesn't cotton to the idea of an e-book and prefers the look, smell, and experience of a real print book. On the Edge collects eight of my stories that were previously only available in electronic format before into a lovely paperback. Check out the descriptions of each story below (titles are hyperlinked so you can go to their original publisher page, where you can read excerpts, see reviews, and a more detailed synopsis).

To win a FREE, autographed copy of On the Edge, all you need to do is the following:

1. Leave a comment below, say something Valentine-related, if you feel so inspired.
2. Be sure to leave an e-mail address so I can get in touch if you're a winner.
3. Bonus points for reposting news of this contest/release on your Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace, group, blog, or other social network. Even more bonus points if you click on the link at the right to subscribe by e-mail to this blog.

I'll announce the winner by end of day, February 15.

That's it. Good luck! And if you can't wait to see if you've won, you can get your copy of On the Edge from Amazon here.

In Rick R. Reed’s haunting, mesmerizing, suspenseful, and romantic world, his gay male characters live on the edge, often literally as well as figuratively. In this new collection, you’ll take a wild ride with some of literature’s most unforgettable characters. Along the way, you’ll be moved—to tears, to laughter, to uneasiness, and sometimes, to arousal. As Bette Davis once said, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

Previously available only in electronic format, these eight stories of Gay Erotica and Romance have now been combined for a paperback edition! Included are the tales...

A story about promises made, promises broken, and dreams unfulfilled. Yet ultimately, it’s about realizing that love can come along when one least expects it—and in the unlikeliest of places.

Through The Closet Door 
A tale that brings to painful life the consequences of coming out of the closet when you’re married. Gregory’s mask is slipping, pulled down by the allure of a handsome neighbor and the demands of a desire that only gets louder the more he tries to quiet it.

Riding The El At Midnight 
When the gorgeous and twisted Mark boards a northbound el train, he is looking for love in all the wrong places. Finding Julio aboard that same train, Mark thinks, is the answer to his dreams. But are his dreams nightmares?

Slip into the dungeon playroom of a master and his boy. But in the boy’s mind, a dream state takes him places the master could not imagine...places where the established order turns upside down.

Two men, one predator, and a violent crime equal a journey into hellish nightmare territory. This tale merges horror with a tragic love story and the result is...chilling.

I awoke one morning from uneasy dreams to find my penis had transformed itself into a vagina... Thus begins the story of a very unusual day...

No Place Like Home 
Trannies and Psychos and Bears...oh my! Burl discovers—in a hilariously bizarre quest—that there really is no place like home.

Pottery Peter 
One long hot summer. Three gorgeous men. And a burning triangle set down in the middle of a factory filled with sweaty men with bulging biceps.

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  1. How wonderful to have it all in one anthology! They sound like a must read :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  2. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours Rick!

  3. Please don't forget to leave me an e-mail address so I can get in touch if you win!

  4. Thanks for the valentines wish! Back atcha!


  5. What a great contest! Happy Valentine's Day, Rick! :)

  6. Wow, eight for the price of one! Very generous, Rick.

    Riding the El was the first thing I read by you. I was so creeped out, it was almost the last, too. But you're hard to resist, sweetheart.

    Speaking of sweethearts, doing anything romantic today?

  7. Well, I have a few surprises planned for the Valentine at home, but won't talk about them in a public forum, lest he see...

  8. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone....hope we all find our HEA!!!

  9. This sounds fantastic. Happy Valentine's Day Rick.

  10. It's a great anthology, Rick!
    i need a copy so you can sign it in October!

    Happy Valentine's day! May all your erotic dreams come true....

  11. Ooo, that's exactly what I wanted! ;) Happy Valentine's Day, Rick!

  12. Happy Valentine's Day, Rick! Sounds like a great anthology.


  13. hi, Rick! This is a great contest. I'm entering because I have yet to read something of yours. I actually own Bashed, but I just haven't had the courage to read it yet. I hear it's very, very good. I'm just prone to getting all

    Thanks for this offer. It's a wonderful idea,

  14. Looks like a great anthology. Happy Valentines day.

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  16. If I can't have the author for V-day, at least this would be a piece...of him.

  17. Happy Valentine's Day, Rick! Hope you have a great day with your love. :)

  18. Happy Valentine's Day my friend.

  19. So Rick you know I love ya lots...why don't you write me a werewolf romance? :) and of course I'll promote your work on FB.

  20. Keith...I already did. It's called THE BLUE MOON CAFE.

  21. Happy Valentine's Day
    I love single author anthologies and having it in print is even better:)
    email & GFC Follower

  22. Happy Valentine's Day Rick. Hope you spend it with someone special.

    My email is

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  24. Happy Valentine's day, Rick and everyone else.
    Yesterday a gorgeous picture (the tule!), today a chance to win and tomorrow? You can give me a birthday present (because I'm the lucky girl who gets to celebrate her birthday the day after Valentine's).

  25. Hearts, flowers, chocolate, and the potential of a signed Rick Reed book?
    Phfft. How could I not leave a comment?
    Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones.

  26. I have to at least put my name in the hat so to speak. Happy V-Day Rick may you get your chocolate in a really fun way. Licking it like a lollipop and chocolate covered cherries are always a real good thang to suck on....LOL!! Love ya Cinders

  27. Hi Rick,
    Thanks for the contest!

    Happy Anti-Valentines Day!


  28. Rick is a man's man who's writing puts fear into your heart and chills you to the point that you're afraid to go to bed alone, which is not a bad thing. That's easy for him but what about us who fly solo? You're too good at your work, Rick. Be my bloody valentine!

  29. Oh a Valentine's Day temptation...or at least one of them.
    I'm definitely game to win a print copy! I've got a few of these stories in ebook format but there is something about an autographed print copy that gets my heart all a-flutter.

    Is that Valentines-y enough? *grin*

    But just to be on the safe side: Happy Valentine's Day! <3

  30. "Burl discovers...."
    Well, I'm Burl, and the story description sounds like my life when I lived in Las Vegas in 2004.

    Happy Valentines Day!

    “If I love you, I need not continually speak of my love -- you will know without any words. On the other hand if I love you not, that also will you know -- and you would not believe me, were I to tell you in a thousand words, that I loved you.” - Abdu'l-Baha - Baha'i' Writings

  31. Happy V-Day Rick.

    How are you? I hope you Know that you inspire me in my own writing endeavors.


  32. Well, just us more cynical Valentine's day folk, I had to share my favorite cards so far: printable circus freak ones. Nothing says "I love you" more like a sword swallower. *cough*

    Happy Valentine's Day anyways. :D


  33. A great Valentine's gift. Would love to read your book.

  34. What better way to warm the cockles of the heart than with an anthology of manly prose! Hope you're having a great one, Rick!


  35. A signed book from the master...what more could a girl want?

    Happy Valentine's Day to you & your love..

  36. Happy Valentines day Rick, all the way from British Columbia Canada :), may you and your partner have a fantastic romantic evening :). By the way I absolutely LOVE your books. Maybe the next time I'm in Seattle we can get together for coffee. :)

  37. Happy VD! ;) Well, a signed copy of this collection would be better than a box of chocolates and/or a box of condoms!

  38. Happy Valentine's Day I hope you had a wonderful day. Thanks for the contest.

  39. Great promo, Rick! Hope you had an AWESOME VALENTINE'S DAY!

    All the Best,


  40. Happy Valentine's Day! I love books, whether print or electronic. I miss my local bookstore, which closed in November. I loved walking in and smelling that special smell that book stores have.

  41. Happy late Vday! ur books r awesome and this one soudns awesome too would love to have a print copy of ur books crosses my fingers

  42. Len's