Happy to say that my Lambda Literary Award Finalist, BLUE UMBRELLA SKY, is re-released in a brand-new edition from Ninestar Press today. It's got a beautiful new cover courtesy of Natasha Snow and at a much lower price, too. Get yours from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Umbrella-Sky-Rick-Reed-ebook/dp/B0863FX8ZT or Ninestar Press: https://ninestarpress.com/product/blue-umbrella-sky/ BLURB Milt Grabaur has left his life, home, and teaching career in Ohio to start anew. The Summer Winds trailer park in Palm Springs, butted up against the San Jacinto mountain range, seems the perfect place to forget the pain of nursing his beloved husband through Alzheimer’s and seeing him off on his final passage. Billy Blue is a sexy California surfer type who once dreamed of being a singer but now works at Trader Joe’s and lives in his own trailer at Summer Winds. He’s focused on recovery from the alcoholism that put his dreams on hold. When his new neighbor moves in, Billy falls for the gray-eyed man. His sadness and loneliness awaken something Billy’s never felt before—real love. When a summer storm and flash flood jeopardize Milt’s home, Billy comes to the rescue, hoping the two men might get better acquainted…and maybe begin a new romance. But Milt’s devotion to his late husband is strong, and he worries that acting on his attraction will be a betrayal.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Happy Re-Release Day: BLUE UMBRELLA SKY Is Out Again
Labels: #ownvoices, addiction, alcoholism, Alzheimer's Disease, contemporary gay romance, Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Nine Star Press, Palm Springs, Rick R. Reed
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.