Monday, January 6, 2014


UPDATE: We have a winner. Tom Scruggs, your book is on its way. I have e-mailed you.

Got gay marriage? Got Legally Wed? If you want to win a free, signed copy, read on....

I'm thrilled to introduce you to my newest book, Legally Wed, which was inspired by my own historic wedding day, which took place on the first day same-sex couples in Washington state could marry.


Love comes along when you least expect it. That’s what Duncan Taylor’s sister, Scout, tells him. Scout has everything Duncan wants—a happy life with a wonderful husband. Now that Seattle has made gay marriage legal, Duncan knows he can have the same thing. But when he proposes to his boyfriend Tucker, he doesn’t get the answer he hoped for. Tucker’s refusal is another misstep in a long line of failed romances. Despairing, Duncan thinks of all the loving unions in his life—and how every one of them is straight. Maybe he could be happy, if not sexually compatible, with a woman. When zany, gay-man-loving Marilyn Samples waltzes into his life, he thinks he may have found his answer. 

Determined to settle, Duncan forgets his sister’s wisdom about love and begins planning a wedding with Marilyn. But life throws Duncan a curveball. When he meets wedding planner Peter Dalrymple, unexpected sparks ignite. Neither man knows how long he can resist his powerful attraction to the other. For sure, there’s a wedding in the future. But whose?

Read an excerpt
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If you want to win a free, autographed copy of Legally Wed, you gotta play the game. Here are the simple rules:

1. Go to the Amazon Kindle page for Legally Wed and click on "Click to Look Inside!" just above the books cover image. Read the excerpt and answer the following questions.

A. On what month, day, and year could same-sex couples in Washington state first obtain marriage licenses?
B. What were the names of the first couple to get their marriage license on that day?
C. What was the name of the jeweler Duncan goes to to buy an engagement ring for Tucker?
D. What unusual type of dwelling does our main character, Duncan, live in?

2. E-mail me your responses at
3. If you're on Twitter or Facebook, send out a message to your followers, urging them to enter the contest. You could say: Rick Reed is giving away copies of his latest book, LEGALLY WED! Details: 

That's it! I will pick draw one winner on Friday, January 10. Unfortunately, because of the prohibitive cost of mailing, this contest is open only to US residents. If you're outside the US and would like to win an ebook of Legally Wed, simply follow the steps above and I will enter you for the digital version.

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  1. Christine--just follow the contest rules above and I'll see that you're entered in the drawing. Thanks!

  2. OMG As I am reading you have me crying and waiting to murder..but you are just that good.


  3. Tears, okay. But no murder, please. Thanks, Cinders!