Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Third Eye by Rick Reed ~ Blog Tour ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

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Title ~ Third Eye

Author ~ Rick R. Reed

Publisher ~ DSP Publications

Published ~ 11th November 2014

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Mystery, Thriller

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Synopsis

Who knew that a summer thunderstorm and his lost little boy would conspire to change single dad Cayce D’Amico’s life in an instant? With Luke missing, Cayce ventures into the woods near their house to find his son, only to have lightning strike a tree near him, sending a branch down on his head. When he awakens the next day in the hospital, he discovers he has been blessed or cursed—he isn't sure which—with psychic ability. Along with unfathomable glimpses into the lives of those around him, he’s getting visions of a missing teenage girl.
When a second girl disappears soon after the first, Cayce realizes his visions are leading him to their grisly fates. Cayce wants to help, but no one believes him. The police are suspicious. The press wants to exploit him. And the girls' parents have mixed feelings about the young man with the "third eye."
Cayce turns to local reporter Dave Newton and, while searching for clues to the string of disappearances and possible murders, a spark ignites between the two. Little do they know that nearby, another couple—dark and murderous—are plotting more crimes and wondering how to silence the man who knows too much about them.

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Excerpt

Cayce was just about to put the paper aside when another article—and a familiar name in the byline—caught his eye. “Teenager Reported Missing,” by Dave Newton. It wasn’t so much the headline that got his attention but the picture of the young girl beneath it. Pretty. Long blonde hair. And disturbingly familiar.

Even though Fawcettville was a small town, the girl’s name, Lucy Plant, didn’t ring any bells. Perhaps Cayce had waited on her at the Elite, the diner where he worked. But still, no specific recollection came back. Cayce couldn’t visualize the girl sitting at the counter, nor at one of the booths.

And yet she looked so familiar, as if she were someone Cayce was friends with, or even a relative.

Cayce scanned the story. The girl had been reported missing by her mother yesterday afternoon, just before the storm that had caused such a turn in Cayce’s own life.

There were no clues. The girl, at least according to her mother, could not possibly have been a runaway. “Lucy’s a good girl,” Amy Plant had told Fawcettville police detective JT Simmons. “She wouldn’t even go down the block to visit a friend without telling us first.”

The last time anyone had seen Lucy Plant was when her mother looked outside the living room window. Lucy had been playing with her Barbie dolls on the front lawn.

Cayce closed his eyes. He remembered, suddenly, the storm coming, and not knowing where Luke was. He sympathized with the girl’s mother and the panic she must have felt when she couldn’t locate her daughter.

A ceiling fan. Beneath his closed lids, Cayce saw a ceiling fan. He didn’t know why. He didn’t own one himself, and the one in his parents’ living room was an entirely different model from this one, which was white, with a plain globe. His parents’ fan had four frosted-glass light fixtures and faux wood blades.

Cayce kept his eyes closed, watching the ceiling fan whirl, its blades blurring and becoming singular. There was something wrong with the fan. It didn’t work quite right.

Cayce felt nauseated and opened his eyes. His face was glazed with sweat. His stomach churned, and he was afraid he would vomit. Why was seeing a ceiling fan so disturbing? Or was this some sort of aftershock, an effect of his accident?

Cayce didn’t think so.

He glanced down at the face of Lucy Plant and sucked in some air. “Oh my God,” he whispered, “she’s dead.”

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Meet Rick R. Reed

Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). Raining Men and Caregiver have both won the Rainbow Award for gay fiction. Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint." Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."

E-mail: jimmyfels@gmail.com

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Giveaway

Rafflecopter Prize: E-book of Rick R. Reed’s thriller novella, ‘How I Met My Man’

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Tour Stops:

Parker Williams, Decadent Delights, Full Moon Dreaming, BFD Book Blog, Andrew Q. Gordon, Regular Guys, Hot Romance, My Fiction Nook, Emotion in Motion, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Velvet Panic, Inked Rainbow Reads, Queer Town Abbey, Elin Gregory, Jade Crystal, Love Bytes, Amanda C. Stone, Fallen Angel Reviews, Molly Lolly, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Cate Ashwood, Sinfully Sexy, MM Good Book Reviews, 3 Chicks After Dark, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Book Reviews and More by Kathy, The Novel Approach, Michael Mandrake, Havan Fellows, Iyana Jenna.

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5 comments:

  1. Congrats Rick on the new release and your first with the DSP imprint! There is nothing better than a Rick R Reed read. :) I have been reading your books for quite awhile now and am amazed with the diversity in your stories. They never feel repeated or rehashed. With so many titles out and as often as you release a new book I find it amazing that you find so many different characters and situations to put them in. I would love to have just one little tiny morsel of your talent. But, alas, my job is to read!!! :)
    Thanks for the chance at a great prize! Off to get your newest.

    Hugs from your fan,
    jo
    johannasnodgrass(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Omigosh, what a creepy excerpt. This is going on my wishlist, because I need to read more!

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  3. Congrats Rick! This book sounds great :)

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