Saturday, October 29, 2011

Check out My Profile in October's Lambda Literary Review

This month, LLR romance columnist and reviewer, Dick Smart, put some hard questions to me and the result was an in-depth and revealing portrait. I hope you'll take the time to give it a read. If you do, you'll discover what connection I think exists between horror and romance, what my early-life head injuries have to do with my creativity, and, finally, the truth about whether my own writing scares me.

Rick R. Reed: Master of Romance and Horror

by Dick Smart on October 26, 2011

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“When fiction is made according to its nature, it should reinforce our sense of the supernatural by grounding it in concrete, observable reality.” -Flannery O’Connor

Caregiver, the latest by the prolific Rick R. Reed, out now from Dreamspinner Press (cover art by Paul Richmond), is a straightforward traditional romance that may surprise his large horror romance fan base. But as Reed points out, “I am not one to stay within the lines when it comes to genre.” Readers who are fans of his horror romances know that they can trust Reed to deliver solid stories and strong characters and that trust is rewarded in this powerfully, satisfying romance set in the midst of the AIDS crisis in the mid-90s...

Continue reading the rest of the interview here.

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  1. I loved the book. The characters were well developed, the story line fluid, yet focused, and the emotions visceral and real.

    It wasn't a story about whomping sex and it wasn't just for pleasure and light-hearted feel-good reading. It was a serious, heart-warming, thourhgt-provoking tale of what it means to love; loving oneself in ordder to accept the love from someone else.

    As someone who has lost someone close to me, I also appreciated the way Rick handled the concept of how people remain with us, even if they aren't physcially around us anymore.

    A wonderful book.

  2. Thanks so much, Doug. Looking forward to your full review on DARK DIVAS.