Blog Tour Serial: Shot Glass Sin (Part One) by Rhys Ford + Giveaway!

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Sloe Ride.

Actually it’s been more of a long ride. Three years, three books, one novella and a lot of short stories and we’ve come to the point where Quinn gets his story. And we get to really meet Rafe. This is definitely a shift in the band’s story, a lot more Morgan and well, there’s Quinn, the family’s off-black sheep. It was a challenge a joy to write Quinn and Rafe. And I hope you enjoy it.

We’ve got two more outings in the Sinners series after Sloe Ride but this book kind of pulls a lot of things together. Enough so we can go forward to a few other things. And I hope you enjoy the ride.

This blog tour captures a few scenes along the band’s journey from Damien and Miki to the start of Sloe Ride. It’s called Shot Glass Sin and I’m hoping you enjoy this too. Visit each blog stop to get the next part of the story and when it’s all done, I’ll post the entire thing in a PDF.

Oh! And a GIVEAWAY! But not just any giveaway, because it’s time for a new tour shirt.

Because the guys are going on tour… in Absinthe of Malice, a Sinners novella set to be released in 2016. And they’re going to need clubs or bars to go to. ONE WINNER at each blog stop will name one of the places the band plays at on their tour. Nothing profane or lewd (These ARE going on the back of a t-shirt) but pretty much anything goes.

Leave a comment below or rafflecopter to enter.

Shot Glass Sin

Part One

1 — After Whiskey and Wry

“You’re having Doritos and coffee for breakfast, Sinjun.” It wasn’t a question for Miki, not in Damien’s mind. More of a statement, especially since his best friend shot a disgusted glance back at him then continued to munch at the bright orange triangles he’d poured into a bowl.

“What’s the difference between this and corn Chex?” Miki said through a mouthful of crumbs. “Just cheesy powder. And you dairy Chex up with milk.”

Damien couldn’t argue that. In reality, there was little arguing with Miki St. John. Most of the time his odd decisions on food, love and life in general made sense if asked. It was just the convoluted path getting there that made Damien dizzy.

But there was definitely no arguing the point of Doritos and Chex.

It was early morning, early being relative for a couple of musicians. Ten was early in Damien’s mind but he guessed Miki’d been up for hours. The passing years were good for the guttersnipe he’d found on a Chinatown fire escape. Sure, the car crash was a shitty thing to happen but what followed seemed to hang okay on Miki’s shoulders.

A lot of that had to do with Kane Morgan, the man Miki’d fallen hard for, and the scraggly blond terrier gnawing at an old bone on the couch by Miki’s feet.

“Give any thought about the band?” He figured he’d make an early stab at it. Get the argument over before the day really got started so he could call it done and move on. Surprise wasn’t a big enough word for the shock Damien felt when Miki nodded while he scribbled in one of his damned notebooks. Damie waited his mostly-brother out then when Miki remained silent, he prodded again, “And? What do you think?”

Miki stared up at him, glittering hazel eyes through a shock of dark brown hair. In all the years Damien’d had Miki at his side, never once had they’d been at the crossroads they were at right now. Damien longed for the stage but Miki needed the music. They could play in a closet at the back of a fast food restaurant on pans they found in the kitchen and Miki would be happy.

Damien would not. He knew it. They both knew it. What Damien was asking—begging, really—was for Miki to step up onto a stage and live his life out in public. Again.

Back when they’d had nothing and no one, being a touring band was all they’d known, all they’d wanted. Now without a reason to sleep four to a van or eat stolen diner crackers for lunch, climbing back up on the boards seemed a lot to ask of Miki.

But there Damien stood, at the edge of the refurbished couch they’d dragged around from apartment to apartment, silently begging Miki to join him in the insanity of being in a band. It was a lot to ask the very private Miki St. John.

Maybe even too much. But he couldn’t do it without Sinjun. He wouldn’t do it without his brother.

Miki licked the bright orange dust off of his fingers, scraping at it with his teeth. He swallowed then said very softly, barely loud enough for Damien to hear, “Yeah, we should do it. D. Let’s get a band together.”

§

Sloe Ride

It isn’t easy being a Morgan.  Especially when dead bodies start piling up and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it.

Quinn Morgan never quite fit into the family mold. He dreamed of a life with books instead of badges and knowledge instead of law—and a life with Rafe Andrade, his older brothers’ bad boy friend and the man who broke his very young heart.

Rafe Andrade returned home to lick his wounds following his ejection from the band he helped form. A recovering drug addict, Rafe spends his time wallowing in guilt, until he finds himself faced with his original addiction, Quinn Morgan—the reason he fled the city in the first place.

When Rafe hears the Sinners are looking for a bassist, it’s a chance to redeem himself, but as a crazed murderer draws closer to Quinn, Rafe’s willing to sacrifice everything—including himself—to keep his quixotic Morgan safe and sound.

Shot Glass Sin Blog Tour Dates

Aug 31 The Blogger Girls

Sept 1 It’s About the Book

Sept 2 Love Bytes

Sept 3 Prism Alliance

Sept 4 The Novel Approach

Sept 5 Fiction Vixen

Sept 6 Sinfully Sexy

Sept 7 Joyfully Jay

Sept 8 Boy Meets Boy

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About Sloe Ride

23296379It isn’t easy being a Morgan. Especially when dead bodies start piling up and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it.

Quinn Morgan never quite fit into the family mold. He dreamed of a life with books instead of badges and knowledge instead of law—and a life with Rafe Andrade, his older brothers’ bad boy friend and the man who broke his very young heart.

Rafe Andrade returned home to lick his wounds following his ejection from the band he helped form. A recovering drug addict, Rafe spends his time wallowing in guilt, until he finds himself faced with his original addiction, Quinn Morgan—the reason he fled the city in the first place.

When Rafe hears the Sinners are looking for a bassist, it’s a chance to redeem himself, but as a crazed murderer draws closer to Quinn, Rafe’s willing to sacrifice everything—including himself—to keep his quixotic Morgan safe and sound.

Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon

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About Rhys Ford

rhysfordRhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.

And at the Starbucks down the street. No really, they’re 24/7. And a drive-thru. It’s like heaven.

Find out more about Rhys on her BlogFacebookTwitter or her books can be purchased, folded and first chapters read at Dreamspinner Press.Blogger_Giveaway

As part of this blog tour and since the band is going on tour in Absinthe of Malice, Rhys is having a giveaway where one winner at each blog stop will name one of the places the band plays at on their tour!! The giveaway starts now and ends September 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway, except to verify your Rafflecopter entry.

Don’t forget to check out Morgan’s review of Sloe Ride to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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48 thoughts on “Blog Tour Serial: Shot Glass Sin (Part One) by Rhys Ford + Giveaway!

  1. Pingback: Sloe Ride Blog Tour: Shot Glass Sin #1 | Rhys Ford

  2. Wendy schmidt

    Can’t wait to read this have been so looking forward to Quinn’s story since we were first introduced x

  3. Natalie

    oooooooh can’t wait!

  4. Sandy

    You have no idea how much I’ve been wanting this book! And love the beginning of the the “shot glass”!

  5. Steve L.

    This series keeps getting better the more you go. I was privileged to be a beta reader for ‘Sloe Ride’ and I hope you all love it as much as I did. Quinn is seemingly introduced early on as the ‘anti-Morgan’, but as you get into ‘Sloe Ride’ you’ll see he’s very much Morgan to the core. The book is a bit of a departure in that it’s more of a character study and, when taken in context with the first three books in the series, pack a really emotional wallop.

  6. Sue Kesby

    This is one I hoped he’d get, love Quinn!

  7. YAY prizes, and a new book, and short stories!!!!!!

  8. Al

    I’m super excited by this. Quinn has always been really intriguing to me.

  9. waxapplelover

    Yay for Sloe Ride and more Miki and Damien. Congrats on the release. And thanks for the short story.

  10. younela

    I love these blog tours with short stories included. I have no idea where a tour would be likely to go! Lol.

  11. Jamie

    Can’t wait for Quinn and Rafe.

  12. Ooooh can’t wait!

  13. Denise Dechene

    Have been waiting for this book.

  14. Allison

    The excerpt made me want to go back and read the other books. So looking forward to this!

  15. Serena S.

    A few more days… a few more days… I cannot wait!

  16. Bethany

    I have been looking forward to Quinn’s story since book 1.

  17. mtsnow13

    So looking forward to this one. Thanks Rhys!!

  18. I have been *longing* for this!

  19. I just re-listened to Whiskey and Wry and Tequila Mockingbird . *sigh* Can’t wait for Sloe Ride! 🙂

  20. I just re-listened to Whiskey and Wry and Tequila Mockingbird. *sigh* ❤ Can't wait for Sloe Ride!

  21. boomonday

    Sloe Ride is going to be amazing!

  22. Gigi

    Can’t wait!!!

  23. Addicted2MM

    Cannot wait for Quinn’s story!

  24. jodi

    Happy dancing! Waiting (im)patiently!

  25. Lori

    I can’t wait I have taken the day off just to read it

  26. gamistress66

    woo hoo can’t wait for Quinn & Rafe plus more of the band 🙂

  27. Ineztey Garcia

    Can’t wait!!! Love this series.

  28. Really looking forward to this book. Counting down.

  29. Really looking forward to this book. Counting down the days.

  30. H.B.

    Congrats on the new book! Thank you for the great post =)

  31. Miranda P

    Can’t wait to read this!!

  32. The boys need to come to Australia 😀

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  34. Congratulations on the new release! Looking forward to reading it!

  35. Ree Dee

    Congratulations on your new release! I can’t wait to read it! I love this series too! Thank you!

  36. Bonnie Herbert

    I look forward to Sinners books more than any other series.

  37. Seriously can not wait.

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  40. So excited. Just downloaded it.

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  42. Trix

    So psyched for this one!

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  44. Just finished the book and it is probably my favorite of the series!

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