Friday, November 30, 2018
My First Two Novels, OBSESSED and PENANCE, and Their Secret Russian Life
Recently, through the miracle of social media, I found a Russian reader who had a copy of a book I'd signed a foreign rights contract for to be published in Russia some 25 years ago.
The book was to be a double volume of my first two novels--horror published in Dell's Abyss line called OBSESSED and PENANCE. That was in 1992 or '93. I signed the contract, took my advance, and never heard anything about the book after that; never even saw it.
Then, a few days ago, I looked at my Instagram and saw a Russian follower holding the double volume in Cyrillic in his hands. It was such a thrill to see after 25 or so years! My Russian friend was kind enough to take more pictures of the book and send them to me today and I thought I'd share them with you.
By the way, both PENANCE and OBSESSED are still available on Amazon (OBSESSED & PENANCE) and from their second publisher, Untreed Reads, (OBSESSED and PENANCE) who will bring them out in a print edition next year to accompany their digital versions.
Labels: Dell Abyss, horror, Instagram, obsessed, penance, psychological suspense, Rick R. Reed, Russian, stephen king, Untreed Reads
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.