Cover Reveal: BASHED, Rick R. Reed


On Top Down Under Book Reviews is thrilled to be part of the cover reveal for Rick R. Reed’s upcoming release, Bashed. 



2nd Edition (1st edition published by MLR Press in March of 2009)

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 hate crime leaves Donald lost and alone, clinging to the memory of the only man he ever loved. He is haunted, both literally and figuratively, by Mark and what might have been. Trapped in limbo offering no closure, Donald can’t immediately accept the salvation his new neighbor, Walter, offers. Walter’s kindness and patience are qualities his sixteen-year-old nephew, Justin, understands well. Walter provides the only sense of family the boy’s ever known. But Justin holds a dark secret that threatens to tear Donald and Walter apart before their love even has a chance to blossom.


Bashed will be published on July 14, 2014. You can pre-order from Dreamspinner Press here.



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Kazza K

Nice cover – plenty of menace about it and a simmering sexuality. I really have to read Rick R Reed at some point, don’t I? I actually want to read Caregiver soon. I think I shall pre-order Bashed as well.