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Tag Archives: Rick Reed

RLF Gems 
In June, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 30 day
month. Here are the top posts (judging by page views). Liquid Silver Books
would have taken the entire prize because they broke every record set on the
blog. They filled in an entire 7 days during Publishers Week from June 2nd – 8th. However, I adjusted the settings to give them top place, and filled in
the rest of the top five with the authors who came next in pageviews.
1. Liquid Silver Books (Flash Fiction Day shot numbers through the roof!)
2. Eva Caye
3. TD Hassett
4. Big Gay Wedding (Tour), Rosemary Lynch
5. Rick Reed
Honorable mention: Kara Leigh Miller
Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via
Triberr to thousands of potential readers, are featured front page in the daily
Romance Lives Forever ezine,
and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also
created the Booklover’s Guide to Romance
Lives Forever
with links to guest authors’ books and social media. It is
110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides
updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You
can also grab our button to promote your visit. Your cover can be featured on
the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising
for more information.
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance
Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Aria Kane, Christy
Gissendaner, Cynnara Tregarth, John Steiner, Kristina Knight, Lila Munro, Maggi
Andersen, MFRW AJ Williams, MFRW Kristyn Phipps, MFRW R Ann Siracusa, MFRW SC
Dane, MFRW Stacy Juba, MFRW Tina Gayle, Stacy Juba, Susan Taylor.

Raining Men 
Rick R. Reed, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, Raining Men.
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover artist: Anne Cain
Length: 314 pages
Heat rating: R
Tagline: Sure he can do sex. But can he do love?
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.
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What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Bobby Nelson is a marketing executive, Aaron Shaw and Wade Carlisle
are both English teachers; Michelle Nelson is Bobby’s mother; and Johnny Wadd is
the chihuahua he rescued. All the men are in their late 30s, early 40s, Michelle
is probably 60 something.


What inspired you to write
this book?
Bobby, my main character. He appeared first in Chaser. Although
he was gorgeous on the outside, he was scheming, duplicitous, promiscuous, and boyfriend-stealing
on the inside. He called out to me to write his story and to show that even a hateful
character like him could be redeemed. And I believe I succeeded in showing his redemption
in Raining Men. Already, many readers are telling me how sympathetic they are toward
Bobby, now that they understand him. I’ve never had a character that was so persistent
about wanting his story told!
Which character in your
current book do you think readers will like the most? Why?
Johnny Wadd, a well-endowed, so-ugly-he’s-cute chihuahua Bobby
rescues from behind a Dumpster near the beginning of the book. Johnny brings out
in Bobby a nurturing side and the chance to understand that to get love, we must
give love selflessly, expecting nothing in return.
Why do you write?
Because I have to.
Are you a plotter, or
do you prefer to make it up on the spur of the moment?
I am a spur of the moment writer for the most part. I have general
ideas about theme and overall plot arc, but my books are really about my characters,
whom I come to love. They continually surprise me as they shape the direction my
stories will take. If I have created a strong character, they practically write
themselves. It’s honestly a kind of magic.
What’s your writing schedule
I am usually up at 4 am. I walk the dog on mostly silent streets,
come in, have some breakfast, maybe toast and tea, read a little of whatever book
I’m involved with at the moment, listen to classical or new age music and…just think.
All of this takes an hour or less. Then I sit down to write with the goal of completing
at least 1,000 words. I pretty much always do–and that takes me a couple of hours.
Any advice for new authors?
Read a lot. Write a lot.
What other jobs have you
held besides writing?
It’s funny; almost all of my jobs have involved writing. I have
been an advertising copywriter, a marketing writer for a professional association,
and a communications consultant for a healthcare company. I sometimes wonder if
I could do anything else other than write.
Which of your books was
the hardest to write and why?
Caregiver. It’s based on my days as an AIDS buddy to a very remarkable
young man back in the early 90s, when AIDS was a death sentence. In Caregiver, I
changed only his name and almost everything that happened in the book to him happened
in real life. It was both a joy and a pleasure to revisit the memories I have of
my AIDS buddy, who marked me, really, for life.
Do you believe in luck?
I believe in fate.
What kind of music do
you listen to while driving? Same question when writing?
Driving: usually jazz, like Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald,
Nina Simone or modern classical like Philip Glass. Writing: nothing. I need silence
to write; music would distract.
What is your secret talent?
If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret, now would it?
What’s your favorite movie?
The Wizard of Oz
Are you the eldest, middle,
baby, or only child?

Please complete the sentence

I love pizza with sausage and mushrooms.
I’m always ready for doughnuts.
When I’m alone, I morph into a scaly green iguana.
You’d never be able to tell, but I am actually 79 years old.
If I had a halo it would be bursting into flame.
If I could sing I’d do it everywhere.
I can never sing because my voice is laughable.

Previous Books

Really? You want me to go there?
Rick Reed

Books Coming Soon

Hungry for Love (September 2013)
Legally Wed (January 2014)

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