Reviews By Jesswave. I envision my contribution to be a combination of the personal, opinions and lessons learned about writing, and positive reviews of books that may have been overlooked by the m/m romance community.
I wanted to call your attention to my debut column, "Coming Out as a Romance Author" in which I split personalities and my horror writer self interviews my romance writer self. As you might expect, there's some tension between the two, but I think you'll find it interesting how it all comes out.
Here's a little taste:
There are now two of me—one is the “Stephen King of gay horror” and that me writes books like IM, A Demon Inside, Blood Sacrifice, and Deadly Vision. This Stephen King character is grizzled, bearded, and grumpy. You don’t want to meet up with him in a dark alley.
The other me is much lighter, in terms of psyche. That me is a gay romance writer. This guy, who is clean-shaven, has a smile for everyone, and is generally in a good mood, writes love stories like Chaser, Tricks, Beau and the Beast, and Caregiver.
These two me’s have seldom been left alone in a room together and when they have, they have managed to produce books that are a hybrid of the two, books like The Blue Moon Café and Bashed. Those two books combine the sometimes-at-odds with the other combination of horror and romance.
For the first time ever, the two me’s sat down in a café in Seattle’s free-spirited Fremont neighborhood...
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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Coming Out as a Romance Author
Labels: contemporary gay romance, gay fiction, gay horror, gay literature, love stories, m/m romance, reviewsbyjessewave, Rick R. Reed, Rick R. Reed gay fiction, Rick R. Reed m/m romance
Real Men. True Love. Rick R. Reed is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction. He is a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Entertainment Weekly has described his work as “heartrending and sensitive.” Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” Find him at www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA, with his husband, Bruce, and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix, Kodi.