Monday, October 3, 2016

IT'S RELEASE DAY! DINNER AT JACK'S Is Here! My Next 'Romance with Recipes'




I’m excited to the release of my next novel, Dinner at Jack’sLike my previous Dinner at Home, it's another romance with recipes. The gorgeous cover was designed by the super-talented Reese Dante. 

GIVEAWAY
To celebrate the new release, I'm giving away an autographed copy of the book to one lucky winner (US residents only; those outside the US will receive the digital version). To win, all you need to do is:
1. Leave a comment below with your e-mail (so I can be in touch if you win) and tell me what your favorite "comfort" food is.
2. Tweet, Facebook, or otherwise share this blog, so other folks will know about the new book and the contest.

That's it! Good luck. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7.


AND WE HAVE A WINNER! Congrats to Kelly Jensen!

BLURB
Personal chef Beau St. Clair, recently divorced from his cheating husband, has returned to the small Ohio River town where he grew up to lick his wounds. Jack Rogers lives with his mother Maisie in that same small town, angry at and frightened of the world. Jack has a gap in his memory that hides something he dares not face, and he’s probably suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Maisie, seeking relief from her housebound and often surly son, hires Beau to cook for Jack, hoping the change might help bring Jack, once a handsome and vibrant attorney, back to his former self. But can a new face and comfort food compensate for the terror lurking in Jack’s past?

Slowly, the two men begin a dance of revelation and healing. Food and compassion build a bridge between Beau and Jack, a bridge that might lead to love.

But will Jack’s demons allow it? Jack’s history harbors secrets that could just as easily rip them apart as bring them together.

BUY
Dreamspinner Press ebook | Dreamspinner Press paperback (when you purchase the paperback, Dreamspinner Press gives you the ebook for free!)
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback (when you purchase the paperback, Amazon gives you the ebook for 99-cents!)

REVIEWS
It's probably no secret that I really enjoy Rick R. Reed's mad writing skills. For example, Reed's Big Love is one of my 2016 favorites. His latest book "Dinner at Jack's" is in the same vein as Big Love in that it really delves into the two main characters - Beau St. Clair and Jack Rogers - and its conclusion is heartfelt, satisfying and well worth the wait, much like a lovingly prepared home-cooked meal.
GAY BOOK REVIEWS

Storyteller Rick R. Reed wove an intricate tail of of the beginning of the perfect love affair, lost in time and rediscovered in the cobwebs of the mind. He bought Jack out of his reverie and gave Beau a reason to fall in love all over again. Throughout it all, the author continued to entice this reader with delicious meals and recipes that made salivating take on a whole new name.
ALPHA BOOK REVIEWS

Dinner at Jack's is definitely romance, with a major thread of fate interweaving the storyline. However, the side cast had a more romantic bent, which I loved. Beau and Jack had issues to overcome before they could reach romance. The best way to describe the entire novel is to say Beau was like a person holding out their hand, trying to feed a wounded animal. Beau was patient and kind to our wounded Jack.

WICKED READS 

BUY
Dreamspinner Press ebook | Dreamspinner Press paperback (when you purchase the paperback, Dreamspinner Press gives you the ebook for free!)
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback (when you purchase the paperback, Amazon gives you the ebook for 99-cents!)

21 comments:

  1. Mashed Potatoes!!! nancycarbajal14@yahoo.com

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  2. One of my favorites is Chicken Stuffed Shells. I hope this book is available at GRL.

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    1. Sounds yummy! I should have a couple copies with me, plus I know Dreamspinner will have a limited number at their table in the booksellers' room.

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  3. Oh I love trying new recipes out. And of course the new book

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  4. Can't wait to read it! You are a AMAZING writer!! Thanks for giving us a chance to win!! My comfort food is cheesecake!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words. You're just like four of my favorite ladies who also love cheesecake, The Golden Girls.

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  5. My favorite comfort food is soup. Any kind any time of the year. Looking forward to reading Dinner at Jack's!

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    1. I'm crazy about good soup too. My favorite is my mom's Italian wedding soup.

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  6. Comfort food is spaghettios. Favourite since I was a kid. Not the best at cooking and learning how. Looking forward to reading.

    Ravynbryce@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, you make my half-Italian heart hurt! LOL. We all have our guilty pleasure comfort foods. Mine is Pop Tarts!

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  7. (REpost from The Novel Approach) This sounds totally fantastic! But then again, so are all the books I’ve read from you, Mr. Reed. The cover is a read it or kill it for me. A good, appealing cover is like a serenade to the brain. It catches you even if the contents are blah. I’ve passed books that didn’t have mind appealing covers only to find out through others that it was a good story. So, to all authors out there, I’d suggest to think and re-think of the covers you are about to go public with!
    I love, love, love Breaded Chicken Parmesan. It is simply delicious! I need to try gnocchis. You got me curious now ;)
    Congratulations, Rick, and I wish you loads of success!
    Love your Cover by the fantabulous Ms. Rhys.
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    1. Thanks! Reese Dante has done the covers for several of my books and she never disappoints me. Good luck!

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    2. I see I got the wrong Rhys/Reese. LOL Sorry about that. And I've always enjoyed looking at Dante's covers.

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  8. Beef burgundy casserole. You put it in the slow cooker in the morning and it's ready by dinner time - or earlier if you go nuts with all the good food smell all through the house!

    Happy to share this post on my FB page. I always enjoy your books!

    Best,
    Kelly

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    1. That sounds really good! Would you want to share the recipe? A link will do! And good luck with the contest!

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    2. I got the name wrong, it's actually Provencal Beef with Zinfandel (which I guess is a twist on beef burgundy, eh?). It's from the Betty Crocker Slow Cooker book. I use Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel because it's a highly drinkable drop that goes well with the casserole. :D

      http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/provencal-beef-with-zinfandel/84e50dd7-bbd3-419e-b86b-096f4cbc35cf

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    3. Thanks, Kelly. I will definitely be trying this one out. It's just the right time of year!

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  9. Baked macaroni and cheese made with aged cheddar!

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    1. OMG yes! Mac and cheese, I think, occupies a top spot in the comfort food hall of fame. In DINNER AT JACK'S, I have a recipe for a "white trash" version.

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