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 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.