Rick R. Reed

Biography

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.

Books

The Q
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,760. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2021 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
This pivotal Saturday night at The Q is one its regulars will never forget. Lives irrevocably change. Laugh, shed a tear, and root for folks you’ll come to love and remember long after the last page.
Stranded with Desire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,480. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
CEO Maine Braxton and his invaluable assistant, Colby, don’t realize they share a deep secret: they’re in love—with each other. That secret may have never come to light but for a terrifying plane crash in the Cascade Mountains that changes everything.
Mute Witness
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 97,910. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A child is missing…and then found, horribly abused. Small town minds blame the boy’s gay father, but the real culprit lurks in plain sight
Dinner at the Blue Moon Café
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A monster moves through the darkest night, lit only by the full moon, taking them, one by one, from Seattle’s gay gathering areas.
Homecoming
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,320. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
After losing his partner Toby, Chase faces a long, painful road back to life and love.
The Couple Next Door
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jeremy Booth leads a simple life, scraping by in the gay neighborhood of Seattle, never letting his lack of material things get him down. But the one thing he really wants—someone to love—seems elusive.
M4M
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,770. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Three great stories. One great love: VGL Male Seeks Same, NEG UB2, Status Updates
Bashed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,840. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It should have been a perfect night out. Instead, Mark and Donald collide with tragedy when they leave their favorite night spot. That dark October night, three gay-bashers emerge from the gloom, armed with slurs, fists, and an aluminum baseball bat.
The Man from Milwaukee
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,910. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Can Emory discover the roots of his own madness before it’s too late and he finds himself following in the footsteps of the man from Milwaukee?
The Secrets We Keep
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,230. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Will secrets destroy the bloom of new love… or encourage it to grow?
Torn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,370. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Ever been torn between two lovers? That’s Ricky Comparetto’s problem.
Bigger Love
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,020. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Truman Reid is Summitville High’s most out-and-proud senior. He can’t wait to take his fierce, uncompromising self away from his small Ohio River hometown, where he’s suffered more than his share of bullying. But all that changes on the first day of school when he locks eye with the most gorgeous hunk he’s ever seen.
A Face without a Heart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,160. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A modern-day and thought-provoking retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
Big Love
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,960. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Teacher Dane Bernard is a gentle giant, loved by all at Summitville High School. He has a beautiful wife, two kids, and an easy rapport with staff and students alike. But Dane has a secret, one he expects to keep hidden for the rest of his life—he’s gay. But when he loses his wife, Dane finally confronts his attraction to men.
Hungry for Love
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,130. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Nate Tippie and Brandon Wilde are gay, single, and hoping to meet that special man, even though fate has not yet delivered him to their doorstep.
Legally Wed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,520. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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 can have the same thing.
Third Eye
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 93,230. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Who knew that a summer thunderstorm and a lost little boy would conspire to change single dad Cayce D’Amico’s life in an instant?
Blue Umbrella Sky
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,870. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Milt’s devotion to his late husband is strong, and he worries that acting on any attraction will be a betrayal.
Raining Men
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 100,200. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The character you loved to hate in Chaser becomes the character you will simply love in Raining Men.
Chaser
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,260. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The course of true love never runs smoothly—Kevin and Caden’s romance is no exception.
Im
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 91,880. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
One by one, he’s killing them. Lurking in the digital underworld of Men4HookUpNow.com, he lures, seduces, charms, reaching out through instant messages to the unwary. They invite him over. He’s just another trick. Harmless. They’re dead wrong.
The Perils of Intimacy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,850. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Mark believes he’s meeting Jimmy for the first time in the diner where he works, but he’s wrong. Mark has no recollection of their original encounter because the wholesome Jimmy of today couldn’t be more different than he was two years ago.
Sky Full of Mysteries
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 76,330. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
What if your first love was abducted and presumed dead—but then returned twenty years later?
Unraveling
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2020 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Randy Kay has the perfect life with his beautiful wife and adorable son. But Randy’s living a lie, untrue to himself and everyone who knows him. He’s gay.