Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CAREGIVER To Be Released October 24

I'm excited. Caregiver, my AIDS-era love story is officially coming soon on my publisher's website (Dreamspinner Press). October 24 is the release date for both print and ebook! Check out Paul Richmond's amazing cover and read an excerpt here.


It’s 1991, and Dan Calzolaio has just moved to Florida with his lover, Mark, having fled Chicago and Mark’s addictions to begin a new life on the Gulf Coast. Volunteering for the Tampa AIDS Alliance is just one part of that new beginning, and that’s how Dan meets his new buddy, Adam.

Adam Schmidt is not at all what Dan expected. The guy is an original—witty, wry, and sarcastic with a fondness for a smart black dress, Barbra Streisand, and a good mai tai. Adam doesn’t let his imminent death get him down, even through a downward spiral that sees him thrown in jail.

Each step of Adam’s journey teaches Dan new lessons about strength and resilience, but it’s Adam’s lover, Sullivan, to whom Dan feels an almost irresistible pull. Dan knows the attraction isn’t right, even after he dumps his cheating, drug-abusing boyfriend. But then Adam passes away, and it leaves Sullivan and Dan both alone to see if they can turn their love for Adam into something whole and real for each other.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

My A DEMON INSIDE is a Finalist for an EPIC eBook Award

Just learned that my horror/love story, A Demon Inside, has been named a finalist in the EPIC eBook 2012 Ebook Awards in the Horror Romance category. Winners will be announced in March.

Below is a complete list of all the finalists.

Congratulations to the Finalists in for the 2012 eBook Awards.
Winners will be announced at EPICon in March 2012.


Dame Topaz Treasures Carrie S. Masek Whiskey Creek Press
Dragon's Lure Neal Levin (Editor) Dark Quest Books
Winter Wishes Angela James (Editor) Carina Press


The Mystery of the Old Black Diary M. Leigh Ingles Self-published
The Weaver Kai Strand Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
What Kind of Turtle Am I? Donna M. Zappala Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.


Love, Sam Linda Rettstatt Champagne Books
Never Ever Suzanne M. Hurley Whiskey Creek Press
Perfect Score Susan Roebuck Awe Struck Publishing


Chasing Demons Christy Tillery French L&L Dreamspell
No One Lives Twice Julie Moffett Carina Press
Trail of the Tudor Blue Gwen Roman The Wild Rose Press


Entangled Trio Cat Grant Ellora's Cave Publishing
Reconstructing Meredith Lauren Gallagher Carnal Passions
The First Real Thing Cat Grant Ellora's Cave Publishing


Psyche's Prophecy Ann Gimpel Gypsy Shadow Publishing
The Sevenfold Spell Tia Nevitt Carina Press
Thief of Hope Cindy Young-Turner Crescent Moon Press


The Flight of the Sorceress Barry S. Willdorf Wild Child Publishing
Tree Soldier Janet Oakley Createspace
Twins Katherine Pym Wings ePress, Inc.


Pillar's Fall Ben Larken LL-Publications
The Death of Lou Grant David Halliday Smashwords
The Last Vampire Kathryn Meyer Griffith Damnation Books


A Wedding to Die For Heather Haven Muse It Up Publishing
Murder in Paradise Larry K. and Lorna Collins Whiskey Creek Press
The Dead Detective Agency Peg Herring LL-Publications


Healey's Cave Aaron Paul Lazar Twilight Times Books
One Blood E.F. Watkins Amber Quill Press, LLC
Piper's Fury Rachel Firasek Crescent Moon Press
Revelations Carrie Lynn Barker Eternal Press


A Little Death in Dixie Lisa Turner Bell Bridge Books
Becoming NADIA Cyrus Keith Muse It Up Publishing
Eyewall H.W. Buzz Bernard Bell Bridge Books

Science Fiction

Crewkin Rhobin L. Courtright Muse It Up Publishing
The Crystal Desert Catherine Wells epress-online
The Immortality Virus Christine Amsden Twilight Times Books


A Mother's Eyes Karen S. Woods Sleeping Beagle Books
Paradigms Chris McKenna Gypsy Shadow Publishing
The Inheritance Donna Sundblad epress-online
To Dance With Angels Don and Linda Pendleton Self-published


A Blonde Bengali Wife Ann Hamilton LL-Publications
Shenandoah Watercolors Beth Trissel Self-published
The Indestructible Relationship Kimberly Pryor Self-published


Almost Heaven Kimberly Gardner Loose Id, LLC
Do Over Mari Carr Carina Press
Eagle's Redemption Cindy Spencer Pape Ellora's Cave Publishing
Hearts in Darkness Laura Kaye The Wild Rose Press
Jaq's Harp Ella Drake Carina Press
Song from the Abyss Margaret L. Carter Ellora's Cave Publishing
Stormy Wedding Kelli Scott Ellora's Cave Publishing

Contemporary Romance

A.J.'s Angel L.A. Witt Samhain Publishing
Hot Commodity Linda Kage Champagne Books
Life From Scratch Melissa Ford Bell Bridge Books
One Real Thing Anah Crow and Dianne Fox Carina Press
River Time Rae Renzi Carina Press
Woman on Fire Fran Lee Ellora's Cave Publishing

Fantasy Romance

Bound: A Faery Story Sophie Oak Siren Publishing, Inc.
Knightfall Berinn Rae Crescent Moon Press
One Thousand Kisses Jody Wallace Samhain Publishing
The Sleigh Maker Candace Sams The Wild Rose Press

Historical Romance

Five Card Stud Gem Sivad Ellora's Cave Publishing
For Love Is New Jean Hart Stewart Passion in Print
Healing Hearts Taryn Kincaid Carina Press
Passage to November Phyllis DeMarco The Wild Rose Press
Red Bird's Song Beth Trissel The Wild Rose Press

Horror Romance

A Demon Inside Rick R. Reed MLR Press
Demon's Dance Evey Brett Carina Press
Devil Music E.C. Stacy and Thia Myles Whiskey Creek Press
Endless Lust Lexxie Couper Ellora's Cave Publishing

Paranormal Romance

Blacque/Bleu Belinda McBride Loose Id, LLC
Capricorn: Forgotten Faces Vivien Dean Amber Quill Press
Dead Sexy Paige Tyler Ellora's Cave Publishing
Key of Solomon Cassiel Knight Samhain Publishing
Mask of Ice Elaine Lowe Ellora's Cave Publishing

Romantic Suspense

Absolution Kaylea Cross The Wild Rose Press
Courting Disaster Carol Stephenson Carina Press
Don't Look Back MJ Fredrick The Wild Rose Press
Fight or Flight Natalie J. Damschroder Carina Press
Flash Bang Melanie Atkins Whiskey Creek Press
Murder, Mi Amore Cara Marsi The Wild Rose Press

Science Fiction Romance

Outcast Mine Jamie Craig Carina Press
Silver Bound Ella Drake Carina Press
Steam and Sorcery Cindy Spencer Pape Carina Press
To Kiss Or To Kill Jean Lorrah Wildside Press


Forgiven Michelle L. Levigne Desert Breeze Publishing
Lingering Spirit Marilyn Meredith Oak Tree Press
Passing Whispers Lisa Anne Vance Devine Destinies
Worth Fighting For Zena Wynn Red Rose Publishing

Short Story

Being Lead Celia Kyle Summerhouse Publishing
Chamber Music Peter A. Balaskas Uncial Press
Christmas Holly Sutton Fox Gypsy Shadow Publishing
Ruby Red Metallic Casey Sheridan Breathless Press
Seventh Heaven Cate Masters Self-published

Young Adult

Heir to the Underworld E.D. Walker Sapphire Blue Publishing
Land of Mountains Jinx Schwartz Treble Heart Books
Nightmare Interrupted Linda Palmer Sugar and Spice Press

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rave Review for TRICKS!

I was excited to awaken to a very positive review (4.5 crowns out of 5) for my opposites-attract love story, TRICKS. The reviewer, Jaymes, said:

"In Tricks, Rick Reed brings together opposites who overcome all of the distractions that could tear them apart. Sean and Arliss are such beautifully crafted characters that you want to see them succeed. The love story that started in Boystown and the potential for more are strong themes throughout. Rick Reed weaves all of it together to create a wonderful story."

Read the whole review here.

Buy Tricks here.

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