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My Haunting Thriller, WOUNDED AIR, Releases Today!

  About the Book Rick and Ernie found the perfect apartment on Chicago’s West Side. Before…

BLINK and Writing the Semi-Autobiographical Novel

When I go back and re-read portions of Blink, my memoirish (I admit it!) gay love…

New and Notable: SUMMONED by JP Jackson

   Add to Goodreads   About the Book Devid Khandelwal desperately wants to experience the supernatural.…

Writing from Experience: BIG LOVE

Big Love contains three of characters I think I’ve fallen in love more than any characters in…

New Release: MORBIDLY OBESE About a Vampire Who Has Some Heft to Him

  I have a new story out and it’s one that will surprise you–a vampire tale…

New and Notable: We Cry the Sea by Glenn Quigley

  Hi Rick, thanks so much for inviting me to your blog! My new novel is…

Get Obsessed! My First Book is Out in a New Edition!

  Dell, 1991 JMS Books, 2021 You always remember your first… I’m delighted to announce that…

BLUE UMBRELLA SKY Now Out in Audiobook!

  My Lambda Literary Award finalist, BLUE UMBRELLA SKY, is now out in audiobook! The story…

NEW RELEASE! Step out for a Night at The Q by Rick R. Reed

  Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Contemporary, Ace, Bi, Gay, Lesbian, Family drama, bartenders, blue collar, coming-of-age, coming…

What Inspired Me to Write DINNER AT HOME

If, or hopefully when, you read my book, Dinner at Home, you’ll encounter Hank Mellinger, a…

THE MAN FROM MILWAUKEE, my Jeffrey Dahmer Thriller, Is Now Out in Audiobook!

  Genre: Horror/Thriller, LGBTQIA+, horror, mental illness, grief, virgin/first time, Jeffrey Dahmer, HIV, AIDS Length: 7 hrs…

My Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2020

I am, and have always been, a voracious reader. The ability to escape into fiction has…

My Take on THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

I’ve always loved the darkly beautiful fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. “Matches” is my gay…

M4M: How Three Stories Translate Into One Great Love

  About the Book Three great stories. One great love. VGL Male Seeks Same Poor Ethan…

The Perfect Idea for Thanksgiving: Enjoy DINNER AT HOME

Dinner at Home, my “romance with recipes,” offers you a compelling love story, a taste of…

New and Notable: BURNING IT DOWN by Christopher Koehler

  Title: Burning It Down Series: CalPac Crew, Book Three Author: C. Koehler Publisher: NineStar Press…

New Release Blitz: Eye of the Beholder by Thomas Grant Bruso

  Genre: Paranormal, LGBTQIA+, established couple, evil spirits, businessman, law enforcement, mental illness, horror Add to…

MUTE WITNESS is out today!

  Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, established couple, men with children, family drama, contemporary, crime Add to Goodreads…

Have DINNER AT THE BLUE MOON CAFE. Watch out for Werewolves!

It’s new release day! DINNER AT THE BLUE MOON CAFE is now out! Get yours at…

NEW AND NOTABLE: Seventh by Rachel White

  Release Date: October 12, 2020 Heat Level: 1 – No Sex Pairing: Male/Male Length: 39300…

HOMECOMING Releases Today!

 Thrilled to announce the release of my next romance novel… Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, grief, friendship, tear…

COMING SOON: HOMECOMING Will Be Out October 5

My love-rising-out-of-tragedy love story, HOMECOMING, will be released by NineStar Press on Monday, October 5. Preorders…

NEW AND NOTABLE: Missing in Somerville

  Title: Missing in Somerville Author: A.J. Raven Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: September 21, 2020…

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR Is Now Out in a Brand-new Edition!

 So pleased to announce my psychological thriller/romantic suspense novel is now out in a new edition…

M4M Re-Release Three Great Stories, One Great Love

  Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, MM romance, online dating apps, deception, HIV, men over 40, grief Add…