Bio: Rick R. Reed?s horror fiction embraces the demimonde of urban Chicago, where serial killers, pedophiles and those who?ve bargained with the devil seek life?s simple pleasures, including torture, pain, humiliation, sexual degradation, addiction and murder. His published novels include A Face Without a Heart, which is a modern-day retelling of Oscar Wilde?s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and was nominated as best novel of 2000 by the Spectrum Awards. It was also named best horror novel of the year by the Queer Horror Web site. His books Penance and Obsessed, which were published in Dell?s Abyss line, together sold more than 80,000 copies. All three of the above works will be re-released in new trade paperback editions in 2006. Rick recently sold his vampire novel, In the Blood to Double Dragon Publishing as an eBook and to Regal Crest Enterprises in its print edition. In the Blood will be out in September of 2006 in its eBook format (trade paperback edition publication date still to be determined). In the Blood is the story of three very urbane, art-collecting vampires whose love for visual art nearly matches their lust for blood and immortality. In 2007, look for Rick?s serial killer/horror novel, I.M. to be published by Regal Crest in its Quest line. The book is about a serial killer who uses gay internet hookup sites to find his victims.

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Chaser
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, Kevin is physically perfect: a stocky bearded blond with a dick that's just right. (They met in the bathroom--of course he looked!) But Caden gets tongue-tied and misses his chance. When Caden runs into Kevin one night on the El train, he figures it's fate... more info>>
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Rent
On the worst day of his life, Wren Gallagher loses his wallet, his job, and his security. Can a stranger met in a bar deliver on his promises of wealth and meeting Mr. Right? 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 pay his tab, he also offers Wren the key to fulfilling his dreams of prosperity and ... more info>>
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Caregiver
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 beginning, and that's how Dan meets his new buddy, Adam. Adam Schmidt is not at all what Dan expected. The guy is an original--witty, wry, and sarcastic with a fondness for a smart black dress, Barbra Streisand, and a good mai tai. Adam doesn't let his imminent death ge... more info>>
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The Blue Moon Cafe
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 rainy city's gay gathering areas. Someone--or something--is falling in love with Thad Matthews. Against a backdrop of horror and fear, young Thad finds his first true love in the most unlikely of places--a new Italian restaurant called The Blue Moon Cafe. Sam is everything Thad has ever dreamed of in a man: compassionate, giving, handsom... more info>>
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NEG UB2
The sequel to Amber Allure's Best-Seller 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 he loved and something else he thought he'd never have: Brian, a new man, one whom Ethan thought of as "the one." The one who would complete him, who would take his life from a lonely existence to a place filled with laughter, hot sex, and romance. Bu... more info>>
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A Demon Inside
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 tempting refuge. Going against his grandmother's wishes, Hunter flees to Beaumont House. But will the house be the sanctuary he had hoped for? Soon after moving in, Hunter realizes he may not be alone. And who---or what---he shares the house may plung... more info>>
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A Journey of the Heart
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 and what follows is an encounter so erotic and romantic that it has to be destined for a lifetime. They may have been strangers on a train when they boarded, but that all changes with just a meeting of the eyes, igniting a spark leading to a lifelong connection.
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Ambrose And The Waif
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 twisted tale, played out in letters between Ambrose and his waif, we get a glimpse into the bizarrely romantic lives of the world's most original lovers. Their love is founded on mutual hate, deceit, and a prurient longing for the other seldom seen in... more info>>
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Blood Sacrifice
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 trio of impossibly beautiful vampires: Terence, Maria, and Edward. When they encounter Elise, they set an explosive triangle in motion. Terence wants to drain her blood. Maria just wants Elise . . . as lover and partner through eternity. And Edwa... more info>>
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Class Distinctions
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 Jonathan. Class Distinctions follows the couple through the stormy (in more ways than one) night that ensues. Why has Kyle suddenly decided to throw away something so precious and good? The answers lie in their backgrounds, and will gradually come to light as a winter... more info>>
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Crime Scene
After discovering a photograph in a book of a little girl killed by her own mother, a woman becomes preoccupied wondering how anyone could kill their own child. One hot summer day the answer becomes all too violently clear. A short psychological thriller from our Fingerprints line.
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Dead End Street
The old house at the end of a dead-end street is more of a dead end than anyone realizes... They are five misfit kids who have banded together in their small Ohio River town. Over the years, they had organized various clubs, and now they've formed the Halloween Horror Club. The premise is simple: each week, each teen spins a horrifying tale, and at the end of five weeks, the scariest story wins a prize. The twist: the stories have to be told in the infamous and abandoned Tuttle house, where, fif... more info>>
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Dignity Takes a Holiday
Pete Thickwhistle doesn't live what one might call a charmed life. At age forty-seven, he's a flamboyant gay man who believes no one knows he's gay, still living at home with his harpy of a mother. Worse, he's still a virgin, longing to find just the right man to make his life complete. Pete's an upbeat kind of guy, yet he's never learned that the answer to his motto "What could possibly go wrong?" is always: "Everything." Pete's road to love and happiness is full of potholes, yet he never tir... more info>>
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Echoes
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, frightening and obsessing him. From their next-door neighbor, Paula, Rick learns of the gay couple, Karl and Tommy, who lived there before them. Paula had been close to them and Tommy's mysterious disappearance still pains her. When she shares a photo of her with Tom... more info>>
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Fugue
Who is the master and who is the slave? In Rick R. Reed's torturously 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 "darkness skitters into corners, hiding in shadows where the walls disappear." A boy is chained to the pipes along the ceiling. Hooded, he can only experience the sensations his master delivers with his whips, fingers, tongue... But in the boy's mind, a dream state takes him ... more info>>
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High Risk
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, Beth slides into what she calls her "slut clothes" and goes on the prowl. She becomes a completely different woman, wanton and uninhibited, with dozens of handsome strangers. Until she meets the one blindingly gorgeous stranger who will make her more than sorry... more info>>
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Homecoming
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 International Mr. Leather Competition. There Chase revisits a world of hot, casual sex that he had forgotten existed, meets a friend who cares more for him than he ever realized, and discovers the possibility that he might yet find his way home.
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How I Became Sexually Irresistible
The old saw holds true: Be careful what you wish for... Cliche though the words are, Arthur Bland should have heeded their advice. When he comes across a magic, genie-containing lava lamp in a thrift store, his one wish is to be sexually irresistible. When his wish comes true, it leads at first to a wonderful fulfillment of his most cherished erotic desires. Plain Arthur can now have anyone whom he wants...and at the beginning, the wish granted seems like a blessing. Until the wish granted turns... more info>>
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How I Met My Man
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 possibly be more crooked. First, he arrives home to find an anonymous card in his mailbox that says, "I've been inside your house," then comes the midnight home invasion. But Stephen forgets these disturbing occurrences a month later when he attends a masquerade... more info>>
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I Heart Boston Terriers
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 for the Humane Society that fateful autumn Saturday, finds Aaron, his heart goes out to him--irrevocably. I Heart Boston Terriers is all about embracing love, whether it's for someone who walks on four legs, or someone who walks on two. The Boston terrier Mavis' j... more info>>
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Incubus
What if...a stranger with a knife ripped away the love of your life?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--and haunted--tale of Oliver and Ryan, a young couple who have traveled to Montreal from Chicago to get married. It's late and they're on their way home from their honeymoon, and their trip on Chicago's el trains and subways is fraught with strange characters, one a biker-jacket-clad man who ur... more info>>
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Man-Amorphosis
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, and completely different genitalia, this promiscuous, fun-loving gay man wonders how he can take advantage of his bizarre new gift. Bagging a straight man is the first thing that comes to mind. Well, actually bagging whole battalions of straight men spring ... more info>>
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Matches
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 really has are his memories to keep him warm-memories of a time when he loved a man named Welk and the world was perfect. When Anderson finds a book of discarded matches on the sidewalk, he pockets them. Later, trying to keep the cold at bay hunkered down in a chur... more info>>
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Moving Toward the Light
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 alcohol she's too young to buy, and making ends meet by turning tricks. And, just when she thinks it can get no worse, it does. With the lure of easy cash before her, she blows off her shift at McDonald's and heads home with an older guy she met in a bar. Bu... more info>>
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No Place Like Home
Trannies and Psychos and Bears...oh my! Burl is horny. And his lover, AJ, is 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 a little release for his pent-up passion. AJ won't mind; after all, he says he doesn't care where Burl gets his tires pumped, as long as he gets to ride. But what Burl finds in straying from his own backyard is not quite the kind of excitement he had in mind.... more info>>
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