Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Win a FREE, Signed Copy of My NEW Gay Erotic Collection, ON THE EDGE!

Congrats to KZ Snow, who is the winner of the signed copy of On the Edge! KZ, I will be in touch for your information. Didn't win? Get your copy here.

I'm proud to announce the release of my collection, On the Edge from Amber Allure (the LGBT imprint of Amber Quill Press). This book is especially for you if you're one of those people who just doesn't cotton to the idea of an e-book and prefers the look, smell, and experience of a real print book. On the Edge collects eight of my stories that were previously only available in electronic format before. Check out the descriptions of each story below (titles are hyperlinked so you can go to their original publisher page, where you can read excerpts, see reviews, and a more detailed synopsis).

To win a FREE, autographed copy of On the Edge, all you need to do is the following:

1. Leave a comment below.
2. Be sure to leave an e-mail address so I can get in touch if you're a winner.
3. Bonus points for reposting news of this contest/release on your Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace. Even more bonus points if you click on the link at the right to subscribe by e-mail to this blog.

That's it. Good luck! And if you can't wait to see if you've won, you can get your copy of On the Edge from Amazon here.

In Rick R. Reed’s haunting, mesmerizing, suspenseful, and romantic world, his gay male characters live on the edge, often literally as well as figuratively. In this new collection, you’ll take a wild ride with some of literature’s most unforgettable characters. Along the way, you’ll be moved—to tears, to laughter, to uneasiness, and sometimes, to arousal. As Bette Davis once said, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

Previously available only in electronic format, these eight stories of Gay Erotica and Romance have now been combined for a paperback edition! Included are the tales...

A story about promises made, promises broken, and dreams unfulfilled. Yet ultimately, it’s about realizing that love can come along when one least expects it—and in the unlikeliest of places.

Through The Closet Door 
A tale that brings to painful life the consequences of coming out of the closet when you’re married. Gregory’s mask is slipping, pulled down by the allure of a handsome neighbor and the demands of a desire that only gets louder the more he tries to quiet it.

Riding The El At Midnight 
When the gorgeous and twisted Mark boards a northbound el train, he is looking for love in all the wrong places. Finding Julio aboard that same train, Mark thinks, is the answer to his dreams. But are his dreams nightmares?

Slip into the dungeon playroom of a master and his boy. But in the boy’s mind, a dream state takes him places the master could not imagine...places where the established order turns upside down.

Two men, one predator, and a violent crime equal a journey into hellish nightmare territory. This tale merges horror with a tragic love story and the result is...chilling.

I awoke one morning from uneasy dreams to find my penis had transformed itself into a vagina... Thus begins the story of a very unusual day...

No Place Like Home 
Trannies and Psychos and Bears...oh my! Burl discovers—in a hilariously bizarre quest—that there really is no place like home.

Pottery Peter 
One long hot summer. Three gorgeous men. And a burning triangle set down in the middle of a factory filled with sweaty men with bulging biceps.

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  1. Looking forward to it -- keep up the good work!

  2. Please be sure to leave me a way to get in touch with you should you win the book. Thanks!

  3. I haven't read your work yet, but I've been meaning to ever since a reviewer compared us as 2 m/m writers who don't "conform to the mold" on BlueMoon 2 weeks ago. What better way to discover your originality & variety than through a collection? I don't read much erotic romance. I read a lot more if I knew it wouldn't be the "same old, same old".
    --Anel Viz (escuiruel@gmail.com)
    Anel Viz

  4. Thanks, Anel. Now I'm inspired to seek out your work. That reviewer was right. I do have difficulty conforming to molds, as I think you'll see.

  5. Would LOVE a signed copy of one of your books. :)


  6. Well I've read some of your books and love them. Also I'm one of those people who can't stand e-books. I prefer to have something I can hold and easily carry around with me to read.

    Wayne M (wamima2002@yahoo.com)

  7. Bravo for the risk-taking! More, more, more! It would be an honor to own a signed RRR book.


  8. I haven't read any of your books yet but I've heard a lot of good things about them.


  9. I have read "Riding The El At Midnight" and "Fugue" from those collection, but would love to read more, especially signed book.

    Ami (amie_07 at yahoo dot com)

  10. Hi Rick,
    I'm an email subscriber. This book sounds and looks like it's filled with a lot of interesting plots and turns and I for one am definitely looking forward to it. Thanks
    Carol L.

  11. Whoot! This is a nice collection :D And I do enjoy indulging in paper once in a while. Please add my name to the hat as well.

    I've posted your giveaway on my blog today too.

    Have a great week! Miranda
    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  12. Congratulations on the new print release!

    *posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Shah-Hoque/767402866
    *subscribed via email


  13. At last,at last! you know I've been waiting for this one, Rick! :)
    I will also post contest info on my blog!


  14. Hi Rick,

    I'd like a chance at the book too. My email address is molokaisurfer@gmail.com.

    I also follow you in Google Friend Connect and subscribe to your feed in Google Reader.

    Aloha from Rob

  15. I would just love to win a copy of your latest book!! Will keep my fingers crossed!!

  16. Best of luck. As a a "budding" m/m Romance writer on a fixed income,(who just started getting posted on NIFTY)I hope I get a chance to read your book. Wish me luck - I just submitted my first print story for an anthology "Handsome Princes"!

    Good luck in print.