Friday, May 31, 2013

Today's the Day! Raining Men Officially Releases! Win a Signed Copy!

Release days are always a curious combination of joy, sadness, and anxiety. The baby (book) you have labored over for so many months has now left your hands for good and, for better or worse, is now part of the world. No longer is it something in your imagination, or your heart, or even your computer's hard drive. Now your baby is open to praise, interpretation, rejection, and maybe even bullying, and there's very little you can do to stimulate or prevent any of the above.

It is with great pleasure that I give you Raining Men, my heartfelt love story about a sexually-addicted man finding his way toward loving himself and, at last, that special one. It's not an easy journey and it's one fraught with danger, missteps, and outright peril. But if you travel along with Bobby Nelson, you'll also discover hope, joy, and the transformative power of love.

And, as I always do on a new release day, I am giving away a free, autographed print copy of Raining Men to one winner. Simply leave a comment below (include your e-mail so I can be in touch if you win). The contest is available to those living in the US. I will pick a winner next Friday, June 7. And the winner is: Timmy Simms! Timmy, I will send you an e-mail so I can get the book mailed out to you. Thanks, everyone, for commenting. And remember: you can still buy the book at the links below and earn my undying gratitude (and hopefully several hours of entertainment!).


The character you loved to hate in Chaser becomes the character you will simply love in Raining Men.

It’s been raining men for most of Bobby Nelson’s adult life. Normally, he wouldn’t have it any other way, but lately something’s missing. Now, he wants the deluge to slow to a single special drop. But is it even possible for Bobby to find “the one” after endless years of hooking up?

When Bobby’s father passes away, Bobby finally examines his rocky relationship with the man and how it might have contributed to his inability to find the love he yearns for. Guided by a sexy therapist, a Sex Addicts Anonymous group, a well-endowed Chihuahua named Johnny Wadd, and Bobby’s own cache of memories, Bobby takes a spiritual, sexual, and emotional journey to discover that life’s most satisfactory love connections lie in quality, not quantity. And when he’s ready to love not only himself but someone else, sex and love fit, at last, into one perfect package.

“Rick R. Reed makes the commitment to write about issues of interest in the gay community and he does so regularly. Sexual addiction is certainly one we hear about and it’s universal. I found myself pulled into this story as I realized what was going on with Bobby. I wanted Bobby to show the vulnerable aspects of himself he has buried over time to avoid hurt. I wanted him to be whole, to be happy and to find himself. This is not an easy journey, but a journey very worth taking.
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“...another amazing story...Never in a million years would I have thought that I would love Bobby. Only a truly talented author could turn a character like him around as he did.”
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From SID LOVE M/M Reviews
“...definitely a keeper. I would recommend it to anyone…a real deal, with a believable storyline and some great writing by a very talented author.” 
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From MM Good Book Reviews
“And while this is definitely a romance with a HEA I get to say that the achievement of that HEA has never felt more realistic and approachable...The entire book felt as if the author handpicked the characters straight from out on the streets, stripped them of their stories and wrote their lives for us to have a glimpse of…A very remarkable book that the forever-romantics would not want to miss.”

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  1. Congratulations on your new release! Always an exciting feeling, isn't it? The cover art is drool-worthy! Best of luck with your new novel!

  2. Congratulations on the big release day ! :) I loved Chaser and am looking forward to reading Bobby's story (and anything with a dog in it is an instant win for me ;-)


    1. You will love the chihuahua Johnny Wadd, I promise.

  3. I'm so excited to read your news novel. I loved Chaser, and can't wait to get my hands on Raining men. Thank you for being such a wonderfully creative and inspirational author.


  4. I'm excited to get to read Bobby's story. Chaser was great, but I want Bobby to get his HEA. I truly felt sorry for him and can't wait to see how he discovers and recovers! Congratulations on Raining Men!!

  5. I look forward to reading how Bobby redeems himself. Congratulations on the new release, Rick!

  6. I've been waiting not-so-patiently for this one. Can't wait to read it. tmadamski(at)msn(dot)com

  7. I really need to think about moving to the US ...

  8. I never thought I'd say this after "meeting" Bobby in Chaser but I absolutely fell in love with him in Raining Men. An outstanding book that quickly jumped on my favorites list.

    Congrats on the new release!

  9. I'd love to read about Bobby's much needed redemption! Whew! Good luck with this new book!

  10. Loved Chaser. Looking forward to reading this, Rick!!


  11. I'm excited about this! I'm rereading Chaser again to get ready for it.
    Congrats! Hugs! Stacia

  12. What I have read from you, I have truly enjoyed. The first book I read was Bashed and I was hooked. This one sounds like yet another winner and I can't wait to get my hands on it someday. Congratulations on your brilliant day!! I wish you loads of success for you really deserve it. I really love the way you pen your stories.

    taina1959 at yahoo dot com

  13. You know how much I LOVED Chaser, and NOT Bobby. (Had one too many of the likes of him in my past) I've patiently waited (without bugging you too much) for you to make me fall in love with Bobby. I can't wait to get started. I know that at the end, I'll be crying like a little baby demanding when the next one's coming out already.

    And in time for the weekend. Thank you! Thank you!

    Timmy Simms

  14. Congratulations on your new release. I'm looking forward to reading this book a lot.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  15. Congratulations on your new release (letting your baby out into the great big world). I have this book on my wish list and look forward reading it.


  16. Happy Release Day (+1)! Chaser was so compelling, and even though I had other things going on, I just kept having to sneak in reading whenever I could. So, I'm really looking forward to reading Raining Men. I hope it's a successful book for you!

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  17. I've heard wonderful things already--please count me in!


  18. Congrats... Loved Chaser and can't wait to read this one!

  19. Congrats on the new release =) I've just started reading Chaser and love it so far. I would love a chance at winning Raining Men.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com