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Rick R. Reed

Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for CaregiverOrientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). The Lambda Literary Review has called him, “a writer that doesn’t disappoint.” Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."

To learn more about Rick and his various titles, please visit his website at www.rickrreed.com or his blog at  http://rickrreedreality.blogspot.com.

A Note From Rick R. Reed

Raining Men--My Latest Release 

Sequel to Chaser 
 
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.
 
 
ISBN-13: 978-1-62380-723-8
Pages: 314
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
 
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Current Releases
Love comes along when you least expect it. That’s what Duncan Taylor’s sister, Scout, tells him. Scout has everything Duncan wants—a happy life with a wonderful husband. Now that Seattle has made gay marriage legal, Duncan knows he ...
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Legally Wed
For Tony and Carter, room number 9 in the Galaxy Gold motel on Seattle's seedy Aurora Avenue is a refuge. There, the two young lovers have found a place to hide away from a world that would condemn them for their love. Within the darkened, sum...
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The Ghost in Number 9
Nate Tippie and Brandon Wilde are gay, single, and both hoping to meet that special man, even though fate has not yet delivered him to their doorstep. Nate's sister, Hannah, and her kooky best friend, Marilyn, are about to help fate with that ...
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Hungry for Love
Sequel to Chaser    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 w...
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Raining Men
Shakespeare said it best: 'The course of true love never did run smooth.' In these emotional, touching, sometimes funny, and always tender stories from Rick R. Reed, meet characters who seek only one thing: to love and be loved. Achieving ...
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The Course of True Love
Inspired by the timeless tale, “Beauty and the Beast”, by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, Rick R. Reed has crafted a new fairy tale for our times that manages to be ethereal, romantic and ripped-from-the-headlines realistic. Be...
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Beau and the Beast
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Sex can be a dangerous business. So can love.... On the worst day of his life, Wren Gallagher wants oblivion when he steps into Tricks for a drink. He's lost not only his job, but his wallet as well. When a mysterious stranger steps up to...
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Rent
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Caden DeSarro is what they call a chubby chaser. He likes his guys with a few extra pounds on them. So when he meets Kevin Dodge in a bar bathroom, he can’t help but stare, even if he does make an ass of himself. As far as Caden is concerned...
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Chaser
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Take a journey back to that magical moment in time when two lovers first meet. In this case, it's on board a train bound for England's seaside community, Brighton. There, our narrator and his soon-to-be-true-love meet for the first time an...
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A Journey of the Heart
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Love at first sight can work for dogs as well as humans. When Aaron finds Mavis, an emaciated and timid Boston terrier, at a pet adoption fair, his heart goes out to her—irrevocably. When Christian, who is manning the adoption fair...
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I Heart Boston Terriers
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Christmas Eve should be a night filled with magic and love. But for Anderson, down on his luck and homeless in Chicago's frigid chill, it's a fight for survival. Whether he's sleeping on the el, or holed up in an abandoned car, all he ...
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Matches
What would you give up for immortal life and love? By day, Elise draws and paints, spilling out the horrific visions of her tortured mind. By night, she walks the streets, selling her body to the highest bidder. And then they come into h...
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Blood Sacrifice
It’s 1991, and Dan Calzolaio has just moved to Florida with his lover, Mark, having fled Chicago and Mark’s addictions to begin a new life on the Gulf Coast. Volunteering for the Tampa AIDS Alliance is just one part of that new beginni...
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Caregiver
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Horror. Romance. The two seem at odds, yet in provocative author Rick R. Reed�s hands, the pair merge, like a match made in heaven...or hell. Ranging from a chilling and ultimately redemptive ghost story, to a most unusual and shocking first time ...
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Heartrace
Bound by misery. Marked by sin. Set free by death. Barely into their teens, without homes, they dwell in neon shadows, the violent eddies of urban America. They trade their innocence for money, abuse their hopes, and then a monster comes... ...
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Penance
Rick and Ernie have found the perfect loft apartment on Chicago's west side. But before they are even settled, Rick begins having strange "dreams" that seem all too real. A young man, emaciated, with sad brown eyes, appears to him, f...
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Echoes
I kill, therefore I am… Voices slam through the corridor of his wounded mind. The words of his dead sister cry out. His parents' taunts fill the silent room where he sits and waits--waits for the murderous rage, filling him with st...
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Obsessed
Kyle and Jonathan were perfect for each other, the two halves that, once together, made a whole. And then one snowy night just before Parents’ Weekend on the campus of Hamilton University, Kyle drops a bomb: he’s breaking up with Jonat...
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Class Distinctions
After losing his partner Toby, Chase faces a long, painful road back to life and love. At first, he doesn’t see how he can go on, but then Chase and Toby’s old friend Mike cajoles him into returning to Chicago for the annual Internatio...
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Homecoming
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How a guy meets his man can happen in a dozen different ways: online, at a bar, through friends, at a masquerade party...or even at the scene of a murder......The road to love is seldom straight, and for Stephen Embert, that road couldn't poss...
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How I Met My Man
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Jealousy can be such an ugly emotion, but can it drive one to kill? Jake is in love with Cayce, an older, best-selling author who thinks of him only as a friend. Cayce is enthralled—as is everyone else—with Garland, a gorgeous waif...
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Speed Demon
Pete Thickwhistle does not have what one might call a charmed life. At age 47, he still lives at home with his mother, a shrew of a woman named Helen, is still a virgin, and longs to find just the right man to make his life complete. Pete's an...
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Dignity Takes a Holiday
Miranda had been through it all in her young life: homelessness, the victim of a crime that made national headlines, and losing those closest to her. Now, she barely gets by in a rat hole apartment in uptown Chicago, drowning her sorrows in alcoho...
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Moving Toward The Light
Ray Tolliver has bad timing. Cold feet? It doesn’t get much worse than accepting you’re gay twenty minutes before your wedding to a woman, yet that’s just what happens. Join Ray as he recounts in his blog the hilarious and touchi...
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Out on the Net
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Tricks can mean many things: sex partners, deceptions, even magic. In Rick R. Reed’s searing love story, it means all three. Arliss is a gorgeous young dancer at Tricks, the hottest club in Chicago’s Boystown. Sean is the classic nerd, ou...
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Tricks
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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 m...
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On the Edge
Hunter Beaumont doesn't understand his grandmother's deathbed wish: "Destroy Beaumont House." He'd never even heard of the place. But after his grandmother passes and his first love betrays him, the family house in the Wisconsin woods looks like a te...
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A Demon Inside
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When Sluggo cruised online chat rooms, he wasn’t looking for a hook-up; he was looking for love. But love has a way of being elusive, especially when you’re not being honest. Presenting himself as “Sir Raven,” Sluggo promises ...
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Sluggo Snares a Vampire
Someone—or something—is killing Seattle’s gay men. A creature moves through the darkest night, lit only by the full moon, taking them, one by one, from the rain city’s gay gathering areas. Someone—or something&mda...
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The Blue Moon Cafe
I wanted to write about people who were not just out, but out there, people who lived their sexual lives in ways most of us could only imagine…and for whom the flavor vanilla had absolutely no appeal. I interviewed porn stars, prostitutes, sel...
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Tales from The Sexual Underground
Paul wasn't looking for anything special that rainy autumn afternoon when he met Max in a Chicago Starbucks. But Max was-a simple, uncomplicated romp while his boyfriend was out of town on business. And Paul was only too happy to oblige. There was...
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Reckless
When Leon first saw him singing in a dive bar, he was mesmerized. But he didn’t know he’d be going home with the dangerously sexy lead singer that night. He couldn’t have predicted he’d fall in love. But then, Leon never expec...
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Superstar
Trannies and Psychos and Bears...Oh My! Burl was horny. And his lover, AJ, was in the kind of sleep that approaches comatose. What’s a boy to do? In the middle of the night, Burl slips away from the house he shares with AJ, looking for just ...
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No Place Like Home
Sean and Austin have the perfect life. Their new relationship is only made more joyous by weekend visits from Sean’s eight-year-old son, Jason. And then their perfect world shatters. Jason is missing. When the boy turns up days later, ...
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Mute Witness
What if… A stranger with a knife ripped the love of your life away? What if… That love came back to you? What if… That love looked the same, but you knew it couldn’t really be him? Incubus is the haunting&...
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Incubus
Two great stories. One great love. Get between the covers with Ethan and Brian, the men whose hearts connected online and offline in the best-selling VGL Male Seeks Same. Follow them on their continuing journey in NEG UB2, where a shocking health dia...
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M4M
Josh, between his freshman and sophomore years of college, gets a job at the pottery, a place where sweaty men dressed in sleeveless T-shirts, with biceps glistening and bulging, hoist heavy molds and liquid clay. For Josh, it’s an eye-openi...
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Pottery Peter
The sequel to the bestselling VGL Male Seeks Same! Poor Ethan Schwartz. He’s just had the most shocking news a gay man can get: he’s been diagnosed HIV positive. Up until today, he thought his life was on a perfect course: he had a job...
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NEG UB2
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Three haters. Two lovers. And a collision course with tragedy. When Donald and Mark left the Brig that October night, they had no idea their lives and love were about to be shattered by fag bashers, intent on pain, and armed with ridicule, fists, ...
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Bashed
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 in the life of Rick, one utterly baffled gay man. After the shock wears off about his new, compelling,...
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Manamorphosis
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One by one, he's killing them. Lurking in a digital underworld, he lures, seduces, charms, reaching out through instant messages. In this killer's world, IM doesn't stand for instant message...it stands for instant murder. Openly gay Chicago Police d...
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IM
Gregory had all the pieces in place: youth, good looks, a beautiful wife, a job as an elementary school teacher he loved, a quiet house on the beach. So why was Gregory so miserable? Why was he unable to control his lingering gaze on his neighbor, J...
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Through the Closet Door
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Ambrose loves his waif. But the waif, a handsome young man, has murder on his mind—a convenient solution for getting rid of his overweight partner who uses his girth and his influence to stand in the way of the pair’s love for one another. In this tw...
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Ambrose and the Waif
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Poor Ethan Schwartz. It seems like he will never find that special someone. At age 42, he’s still alone, his bed still empty, and his 42-inch HDTV overworked. He’s tried the bars and other places where gay men are supposed to find one ano...
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VGL Male Seeks Same
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They were five misfit kids who had banded together in their small Ohio River town. Over the years, they had organized various clubs and now they had formed the Halloween Horror Club. The premise was simple: each week, each teen would spin a horrifyin...
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Dead End Street
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Who is the master and who is the slave? In Rick R. Reed’s tortuously sexy short story, you might not always know. Fugue takes the brave reader into the dungeon playroom of a master and his boy. It’s the kind of place where “da...
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Fugue
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Christmas, 1983: A young man, Robert, tends to his soul mate, Keith, who is dying from AIDS. Robert tries valiantly to make this a special Christmas, but loses the fight late Christmas night. Christmas, 2007: Robert ventures out late Christmas ni...
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Orientation
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Are you brave enough to ride Chicago’s el at midnight…and after? What kind of people might you meet? Read Rick R. Reed’s darkly suspenseful Riding the El at Midnight, and be prepared to embark on a journey of suspense, a trip into ...
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Riding the El at Midnight
Her Secret Life... Beth Walsh seems like such a demure housewife. Taking care of her attorney husband and doing volunteer work, the young woman is someone you’d meet at a church social. But Beth has a secret life. While her husband works, Be...
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High Risk
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What If You Suddenly Became Psychic and Could Stop Two Cold-Blooded Killers? What if...No One Believed You?  Small-town single mom Cass D'Angelo's life changes when a thunderstorm sweeps into her small Ohio River town. Cass must venture out ...
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Deadly Vision
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What Would You Give Up for Immortal Life and Love? By day, Elise draws and paints, spilling out the horrific visions of her tortured mind. By night, she walks the streets, selling her body to the highest bidder. And then they come into her life: a ...
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In the Blood
Vince Liaguno, author of The Literary Six "Ripe with suspense and an escalating momentum that doesn't let up..." Terry South, Quality Book Reviews IM is one intense and super wild thrilling ride...A definite and astounding 5 stars! ...
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IM
A young man bargains his soul away, while his painfully beautiful hologram mirrors every sin and each nightmarish step into depravity.even cold-blooded murder. Take a thought-provoking tour of the darkest sides of greed, lust, addiction, and violence...
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A Face Without a Heart
Step into a nightmare world where truth is stranger than fiction, where real monsters wait, and where the dead taunt the living. These twisted stories meld the supernatural with the most terrifying elements of modern-day life.  Includes the f...
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Twisted: Tales of Obsession & Terror

A Peek Into the Life of Rick R. Reed


Me with my EPPIE Award for ORIENTATION

Me with my EPPIE Award for ORIENTATION

My partner, Bruce, and me

My partner, Bruce, and me

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