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Blog Tour Serial: Hair of the Dog (Part 4) by Rhys Ford + Giveaway!

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Hey! I am Rhys Ford and I’ll be taking over this blog today … sort of. There’s really no cool way of introducing yourself on someone else’s blog and honestly, if you’re following this series of shorts, you’re going to be sick of reading this. So… feel free to jump down to the meaty bits of the short if you like. Go on. I won’t mind.

Now, if you’ve been following the Sinners Series, I am happy to say the third book is either on the brink of coming out or out by the time this post hits. It is called Tequila Mockingbird and features Connor Morgan as he discovers he’s in love with a drummer—a guy drummer. Murder, mayhem, sexing, etc. All of those follow. You know the drill. But wooot! I am very happy to announce Connor’s story.

To celebrate, I’ve written a short serialized string of vignettes titled Hair of the Dog. Please enjoy the story as it goes along. The order of the posts is included at the bottom of the short. Hope you enjoy it.

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Hair of the Dog • Part Four

Humans are stupid stupid things.

Someone brought death to my house and the swarms of metal-smelling, grumbling men who’d invaded my home spent more time trying to shove me into a box than taking care of my Miki. He was scared and sick. I could smell the sick on him and the Other One—Kane—was doing as best he could trying to calm my human down.

It wasn’t going to work. Miki’d already was covered with the stench of the kill and it made him sick. He was pulling up his stomach and the salty mess of grains he’d eaten were all over the ground. But that didn’t matter either. The loud people were digging into that too, as if they would find anything but grains and bile.

There was death in the house! How could they not smell it? It was not a good death. Not like a hunt or even meat brought back from a food place. This was death with no intent on eating the flesh—the worst kind of horror any Pack could think of.

It was something a cat would do—bring a kill to another cat’s yard to say he was better than the other.

I needed to get to Miki. To tell him it would be alright and Kane would take care of him but one of the humans picked me up—as if he had the right to do so.

So I bit him.

And he did not taste good.

There are very few times when I’ve shown my teeth in anger. Usually mostly to warn another of the Pack away if I’m eating and they are perfectly capable of getting their own food. One does not show teeth to a puppy or kitten. My dam taught me manners before I even pulled away from her teat. I knew that from the beginning. Aggression is stupidity because there were other ways for me to deal with the situation. But in that moment of panic, stress and anger, I could only think of one thing—getting to Miki.

So I bit one of Kane’s people until he bled and dropped me.

Sorry, I am not sorry.

I took two steps to the garage when someone threw something over me and the next moment, I was in the cold, hard room with the water dish I could only reach if I stood on my hind legs. A few pants later, a dish with dry food and more water in a bowl joined me and someone thought to throw in one of the thick bones Miki had another human bring me when they brought his salty bread things.

There was no familiar voices after that. There was chatter. Most of it confused. Some of it worried. A few times I thought I heard Kane but the sound of the voice was different. Not as old. Not as wise but very much of the same litter.

There was nothing more I could do. Just sit there. And wait.

Well, and chew the meat off of my bone. I only hoped someone would take care of my human. And keep death as far away from him as possible.

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Follow all of Hair of the Dog Story at these blog spots:

June 24

Part 1: Rainbow Gold Reviews

June 25

Part 2: Live your Life, Buy The Book

June 26

Part 3: The Novel Approach
Part 4: Hey, that’s us!!

June 27

Part 5: Joyfully Jay

June 28

Part 6: 3 Chicks After Dark
Part 7: Gay List Book Reviews 

June 29

Part 8: Boy meets Boy

June 30

Part 9: Prism Alliance
Part 10: Under The Covers

July 2 

Part 11: LoveBytes Reviews

Additional Posts and Giveaways

June 27

Pants Off Reviews
Mercy Celeste’s Blog
Sinfully Sexy
Smoocher’s Voice

June 28

Kathy’s place 

June 29

Dreamspinner FBChat  (8-11 am)
Moon Over Atlanta

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About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird by Rhys Ford eBookSequel to Whiskey and Wry (and The Devil’s Brew)
Sinners Series: Book Three

Lieutenant Connor Morgan of SFPD’s SWAT division wasn’t looking for love. Especially not in a man. His life plan didn’t include one Forest Ackerman, a brown-eyed, blond drummer who’s as sexy as he is trouble. His family depends on him to be like his father, a solid pillar of strength who’ll one day lead the Morgan clan.

No, Connor has everything worked out—a career in law enforcement, a nice house, and a family. Instead, he finds a murdered man while on a drug raid and loses his heart comforting the man’s adopted son. It wasn’t like he’d never thought about men — it’s just loving one doesn’t fit into his plans.

Forest Ackerman certainly doesn’t need to be lusting after a straight cop, even if Connor Morgan is everywhere he looks, especially after Frank’s death. He’s just talked himself out of lusting for the brawny cop when his coffee shop becomes a war zone and Connor Morgan steps in to save him.

Whoever killed his father seems intent on Forest joining him in the afterlife. As the killer moves closer to achieving his goal, Forest tangles with Connor Morgan and is left wondering what he’ll lose first—his life or his heart.

Purchase Tequila Mockingbird at: Dreamspinner Press

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About Rhys Ford

Rhys 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.

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Oh…and Giveaway! Would you like to win…. Drum roll…..

An Audio Book Code from Audible.
(preferably used on a Rhys Ford book but hey… book!)

If so, please leave a comment below and one name will be selected randomly or randomly selected or one random name will be selected. Sheesh. Language. Good Luck…and thank you. Really. Dudes, you all rock and thank you so much

The giveaway starts now and ends July 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Make sure to include your email address in the comment section so you can be contacted!

Don’t forget to check out Heather C’s review of Tequila Mockingbird to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

Categories: Book Promo, Giveaways, Honorary Blogger Post, LGBT, Special Treat | Tags: , , , , , | 32 Comments

Rock Stars Week & Early Review: Tequila Mockingbird by Rhys Ford

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  Tequila Mockingbird
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #3
Heroes: Connor Morgan/Forest Ackerman
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 250 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 27, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Lieutenant Connor Morgan of SFPD’s SWAT division wasn’t looking for love. Especially not in a man. His life plan didn’t include one Forest Ackerman, a brown-eyed, blond drummer who’s as sexy as he is trouble. His family depends on him to be like his father, a solid pillar of strength who’ll one day lead the Morgan clan.

No, Connor has everything worked out—a career in law enforcement, a nice house, and a family. Instead, he finds a murdered man while on a drug raid and loses his heart comforting the man’s adopted son. It wasn’t like he’d never thought about men — it’s just loving one doesn’t fit into his plans.

Forest Ackerman certainly doesn’t need to be lusting after a straight cop, even if Connor Morgan is everywhere he looks, especially after Frank’s death. He’s just talked himself out of lusting for the brawny cop when his coffee shop becomes a war zone and Connor Morgan steps in to save him.

Whoever killed his father seems intent on Forest joining him in the afterlife. As the killer moves closer to achieving his goal, Forest tangles with Connor Morgan and is left wondering what he’ll lose first—his life or his heart.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Character Interview Featuring Kane and Sionn from The Sinners Series by Rhys Ford + Giveaway!

TBG: In honor of Rhys Ford’s newest release, The Devil’s Brew, she’s given us a little surprise in the form of a unique type of character interview with Kane and Sionn where Kane’s asked about Miki’s Valentine’s Gift…

Kane & Sionn

“An interview, huh?” Sionn slung himself down next to his cousin Kane, reading over the cop’s shoulder as he opened his email. “What shite wants to hear what ye have to say?”

“Amazing you ever lost your virginity with that mouth of yours,” Kane shot back, nudging his cousin in the ribs.

“This mouth of mine is why I lost me virginity long before ye even thought to look at a tight ass when it walked past ye.”

“There’s a reason that front tooth of yours is fake, Sionn. Now shut up and let me read—”

“Valentine’s Day? Hell, that was months ago.” The Irishman snorted and rested his head on his cousin’s shoulder, ignoring Kane’s protests. “Why do they want to know about this now? Because of yer Miki? Famous or infamous?”

“Probably a little bit of both. He’d prefer neither but…”

“Yeah, funny how he and D are different on that. Nothing like standing under the lights and listening to the crowd for Damien.” Sionn pulled away, angling himself into one of the sectional’s corners. “Where your boy would sooner just sing and dance for his supper at some place small.”

“Pretty much,” Kane agreed. “They want to know if I liked Miki’s gift.”

“Hell, stupid question. Boy could vomit in a bag and ye’d think it was liquid gold.”

“Okay maybe not that far but pretty much, yeah.” Kane agreed with a nod. “Not sure how to answer this. I never thought I’d get one of these. Kind of odd having people I don’t know finding out everything we do sometimes. Hell, they ask Miki what his favourite food is.”

“Anything that isn’t moving,” Sionn laughed. “And sometimes even just moving slowly is okay. Man, that one can eat and he’s not picky.”

“Too many years of living on the street.” Kane reminded his cousin. “I think Dude’s more picky about what he eats. One time I caught him eating uncooked ramen noodles. Three in the morning and he’s in the kitchen, sitting on the counter, munching down on the brick like it’s nothing.”

“What? He didn’t want to wait for it to cook?”

“Nope. Found out he’d gotten so used to eating it like that when he was a kid because you know—no where to cook stuff when you’re locked in a room or on the run. So, that’s what he did. Now? Doesn’t even phase him.”

“Jesus.” Sionn added a curse of Gaelic as well. “Boy’s fucked up.”

“A little bit but…couldn’t imagine living without him.” Kane frowned, reading through his email once more. “Now shut up so I can answer this and not just tell them he went to bed very happy and satisfied. And he liked the gift too.”

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About The Devil’s Brew

The Devils Brew Rhys Ford Cover

Miki St. John’s life has been turned upside down but it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him.  His best friend, Damien Mitchell, is back from the dead. He has a dog named Dude. And more importantly, he and his lover, SFPD Inspector Kane Morgan, now share Miki’s converted warehouse.

For the first time ever, Miki’s living a happy and normal-ish life but when Valentine’s Day rolls around, Miki realizes he knows next to nothing about being domestic or domesticated. Nothing about the traditional lover’s holiday makes sense to him but Miki wants to give Kane a Valentine’s Day the man will never forget.

Can he pull off a day of wine and roses? Or will his screwed up childhood come back and bite Miki in the ass?  Again.

Available at: Dreamspinner Press

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About Rhys Ford

Rhys 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.

I’m Rhys Ford. I am an author and also a reader. You can find me at the following places: Blog, Facebook & Twitter

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

My books can be purchased, folded and first chapters read at Dreamspinner Press.

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In honor of Rhys’ newest release, The Devil’s Brew, she’s offering up a $20 gift card to Amazon (or other e-tailer)! Yay!

The giveaway starts now and will end next Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, at 11:59 pm EST. After which the lucky winner will be randomly picked.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below with your email address and you’re in!

Make sure to follow the blog for the winners’ announcement post or check back next Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, to see if you’ve won.

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

Good luck!

Categories: Book Promo, Character Interviews, Giveaways, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , | 31 Comments

Book Review: The Devil’s Brew by Rhys Ford

Reviewed by Nikyta

The Devil&#39s Brew by Rhys Ford eBookTitle: The Devil’s Brew
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #2.5
Heroes: Miki & Kane
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 66 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 21, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Miki St. John’s life has been turned upside down, but it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

His best friend, Damien Mitchell, is back from the dead. He has a dog named Dude. And more importantly, he and his lover, SFPD Inspector Kane Morgan, now share Miki’s converted warehouse.

For the first time ever, Miki’s living a happy and normal-ish life, but when Valentine’s Day rolls around, Miki realizes he knows next to nothing about being domestic or domesticated. Nothing about the traditional lover’s holiday makes sense to him, but Miki wants to give Kane a Valentine’s Day the man will never forget.

Can he pull off a day of wine and roses? Or will his screwed-up childhood come back and bite Miki in the ass?

Again.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments