Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Win a FREE Copy: FAMILY OBLIGATIONS My NEW Collaboration with Vivien Dean

I'm thrilled to announce the release of "Family Obligations," a deeply touching story I had the honor of co-writing with the amazing romance author, Vivien Dean.

I have long been haunted by one short story, E. Annie Proulx’s beautiful, powerful, and tragic “Brokeback Mountain.” I remember reading the short story many years ago just after it was published originally in the New Yorker magazine. It stayed with me through all the years, partly because Proulx’s prose is so spare, yet poetic, but also because the story, at its core, could have been mine, since I too was a closeted, married gay man, filled with secret longings and wearing a mask for the rest of the world.

Our story, “Family Obligations” has a lot in common with Brokeback, even though it’s totally different. It too is a story about two men who fell in love while young and vibrant, and then, because of their own and society’s expectations, were kept apart through the years. Yet, their love was so strong that they could never manage to break the hold they had upon each other.  
WE HAVE A WINNER! Through random selection, Cindi has won the free copy. I will be in touch to get it to you. Meanwhile, you can buy your own very reasonably priced copy here. WIN A FREE COPY! As I always do on a new release day, I am giving away a free digital copy of "Family Obligations" to one winner. Simply leave a comment below (include your e-mail so I can be in touch if you win). I will pick a winner on Friday, June 28. 


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Tate D’Angelo always believed he knew who his father was. Beloved doctor, devoted husband and father, a kind soul...these were the words shared by everyone who came to his funeral. So when his father’s old college buddy, Randy, approaches him after the service, Tate expects to hear echoes of the same.

What he gets, instead, is almost a lifetime’s worth of letters that tell him so much more and cause him to view his father—and his family—in a whole new light.

The truth, about a secret love kept buried for decades, astonishes him. Overwhelmed by grief and confusion, Tate’s unsure if he can bear hearing how the lives of these two men entwined over the years, but he reads on anyway, discovering more to value, more to respect, and most importantly, more to love about the man who raised him.

Read an excerpt and get your copy from Amber Allure.
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35 comments:

  1. Congratulations for the release! The blurb sounds awesome. Please, count me in. shayla.mist@gmail.com

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  2. Sounds like a great book. markgunnells74@gmail.com

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  3. Congrats on the release here is to many sales. This is gonna be a five tissue read or more I need stock in Puffs...
    Please throw my name in the hat
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    Cinders
    crozzy67@nctv.com

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  4. Still needing to get my ARC's signed...LOL. Thanks for all the great reads through the years.

    Joe

    jdp1023@gmail.com

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  5. Sounds like a very moving story, count me in thanks.

    Venecia

    vinnie_dee@hotmail.com

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  6. This sounds wonderful! Of course if it has Rick's name on it, then it is going to be wonderful!

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  7. Rick,
    I"m a massage therapist and have said for decades that I am akin to a drug dealer: I give free samples to 'hook' people. You're doing the same thing! WAG (Wise-Assed Grin)

    From the first paragraph of the excerpt I felt hooked. Very good writing. I doff my invisible hat to you and your co-author!

    David Sullivan
    In the Land called Oregon

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  8. Count me it please! Sounds like a winner. :)

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  9. I am really looking forward to this one. Congrats on the new release and collaboration. I have no doubt it will be a great read.

    cklynn123@gmail.com

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win this book. Please count me in.

    schan26.wisc@gmail(dot)com

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  11. Ooh, the longing. The despair. Please count me in as it sounds fabulous.

    Caseyebet@gmail.com

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  12. It sounds fantastic! jules.bowersox@gmail.com

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  13. Hi Rick. Who could resist a free copy of one of your stories! Count me in!

    lena.grey.iam@gmail.com

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  14. Oh dear. If this has the same effect on me as Brokeback I could get snivelly and ugly. :) Can't wait

    elingregory@gmail.com

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  15. Can't wait for this one :)

    ziggy23 AT gmail DOT com

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway. This book has been added to my wish list.
    valeridavila@yahoo.com

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  17. Sounds like a great book. Please count me in. Thanks!

    gisu29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Congrats on the new book. It sounds like a good one. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Cheers
    Karl
    slats5663(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  19. Count me in. Love your work!

    Christopher Hammel
    christopherhammel@yahoo.com

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  20. Gosh, sounds like a full box of tissues read! An blurb full of impact for so few words.
    Good luck with the book

    Littlesuze at hotmail.com

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  21. Would love a try at this, thanks.

    cojazzchick AT yahoo DOT com

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  22. Sounds like a good read.
    cvsimpkins@msn.com

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  23. I'd love to read it, thanks for the chance, Rick

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  24. Love all our books, Rick, but I think this one may become a favorite! Brokeback tears me up everytime so I imagine this one will too!
    seritzko AT gmail DOT com

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  25. Count me in.
    And thanks for the giveaway.

    Midia
    midiamuniz@yahoo.com

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  26. ohhh this sounds really good, plus its by you...like I need any more encouragement...

    dee
    deesbookblog@gmail.com

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  27. This sounds fantastic. Death brings out many things that had been hidden I plan on getting this one.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  28. It is amazing to have this kind of book - relationship between men ! I met my Peruvian boyfriend in the US, unfortunately, I have to return to my country, Malaysia due to my J1 visa status which made it compulsory for me to return upon my completion of MA study. Neither of our countries allow same sex marriage. The US is the one of places we could try to live together after 2 years due to J1 visa. So I am so looking forward to reading the book! Hopefully, it will become our lead to our future :) my email address: anthonychong123@gmail.com

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  29. Ooooh, yes please, count me in! Love your books, Rick. And Brokeback Mountain is such a treasure!

    qbeeqt @ yahoo . com

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  30. Sounds like a beautiful story by two of my favorite authors. Please count me in! :) diannewrites2(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  31. Ooh~ please count me in. :D

    Judi P
    arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I will like to win one.

    enninben@gmail.com

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  33. Congratulations on your new release! Sounds like a very good read.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  34. Thank you, Rick! I finished it awhile ago and I'm still sniffling. :) Another great story. Congrats again on the new release.

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