Rhys Info

Getting a hold of me is pretty easy. Drop me an email at rhysford@vitaenoir.com or toddle on down to my local Starbucks. Also, a handful of coffee beans will probably bring me out too.

Drop me a line if you like. I usually try to answer within a day or so, barring drunken fests or deadlines.

About Me

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, a black Pomeranian puffball, a bonsai wolfhound, and a ginger cairn terrorist.

Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and a red Hamilton Beach coffee maker.

But mostly to the coffee maker.

106 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John F Weiler
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 03:49:02

    I dusted off my Kindle today, ordered and read dirty Kiss which was a succulent treat. jfw


    • Rhys Ford
      Feb 01, 2012 @ 21:45:41

      I just realized that this didn’t go into Reply. I answered it and it logged me as a comment instead. Such a FAIL on my part!

      Thank you! I’m really glad you liked it! Thank you so much!


  2. Rhys Ford
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 05:15:16

    Thank you! I’m really glad you liked it! Thank you so much!


  3. Patricia Grayson
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 16:06:27

    am half way through your book “Dirty Kiss” and love it. I hope there’s more
    to come. Thanks. Patricia


    • Rhys Ford
      Nov 14, 2011 @ 17:01:47

      Aw, thank you so much! Yes, Cole and Jae will be a series. I’m working on Book Two now. Well, not right right now but later on this afternoon. :::grins::: Hope you enjoy Dirty Kiss! Drop me a line when you’re done! Thank you!


  4. Jessica
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 20:20:32


    I really, really enjoyed Dirty Kiss. I just loved Cole and Jae-Min. I’m so glad you’re planning on doing more with them; I can’t wait for the next book to come out!



    • Rhys Ford
      Feb 01, 2012 @ 20:34:14

      Oh, thank you! Yes, Cole and Jae will be returning to the page shortly. As soon as I finish murdering a few people. :::nods:::

      I’m glad you liked it! Hopefully you’ll like Dirty Secrets, too! :::hugs:::


  5. Jessica
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 20:36:24

    I’m definitely sure I will. :)


  6. Patricia
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 21:42:42

    Did you know Rhys, that one of the best written scenes I loved in “Dirty Kiss” was when Jae-Min was fixing a meal in the kitchen when he first meets Cole? Super !


    • Rhys Ford
      Feb 01, 2012 @ 21:47:17

      Heh… thank you! Jae does “cook” in this one… a bit. He’s very food-centric. Like many Asians, the first thing he will ask you is “Have you eaten?” I wanted to portray that as a part of him. It’s a very steeped in mindset for both the Korean and Japanese culture… at the very least… tea.

      You’ll see a bit of that in Dirty Secrets. :D


  7. Patricia
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 22:14:32



  8. Bob Chapman
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 02:33:58

    I just finished dirty kiss and so logged into your blog to see what’s up next. Great to hear Cole and Jae will be back (hopefully) soon. Good read and interesting characters.


  9. bsnowwriter
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 02:49:10

    You probably know this already, but on the off chance you don’t, Dirty Kiss is one of the book club selections for this week at Mantastic fiction: http://mantasticfiction.wordpress.com/gayromlit-reading-challenge/gayromlit-book-challenge-2012/week-04/


  10. E Elizabeth Phillips
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 07:36:48

    I really enjoyed Dirty Kiss! Neko was written so well, demon fur-ball indeed. Can’t wait for the next book.


  11. Alexandra
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 21:05:13

    Ummm..ok, I’m embarrassed that I’m posting on here because I’ve not read anything you’ve written. Heck, I never even knew you existed until I was browsing All Romance and was intrigued w/ Dirty Secret and wanted to check out comments before I bought it. LOL. :)


    • Rhys Ford
      Sep 28, 2012 @ 21:34:26

      It is all good. *passes you cookies and coffee* I stumble across authors all the time and say… hey, I’m kinda interested. Please, no pressure. Mostly I ramble here. GOD DO I RAMBLE! I also post pictures of pretty boys and dinners. You’re ALWAYS welcome here!


  12. Alexandra
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 01:24:27

    Ok, cool, thank you! :) Yes, I did browse your blog and love the food! LOL. Ok…I bought your books so am going to read them now….later y’all. ;)


  13. Alexandra
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 19:06:15

    A couple of things, was your dedication to Harrison Ford the actor or someone else? I just found it funny when I was reading it. LOL. :)

    Finished reading the first one and enjoyed it immensely. I sorta had to looked up a couple of words…..LOL…very well written is all. You definitely captured the whole “asian” thing from the relatives to the soup Jae-Min was cooking that first time he and Cole met.

    Honestly, I thought it was the mom, you know. LOL. Anyway, truly a great read and will be reading the 2nd one sometime today.

    Btw, are these the only books you have or do you have more that All Romance doesn’t carry or something?


    • Rhys Ford
      Sep 29, 2012 @ 19:19:22

      Aw thank you. And yes, it is to Harrison Ford the actor because really, I think he was so much a part of the whole romance action hero thing for me as a kid and then as an adult, he still kicks ass. Harrison fricking Ford!

      It’s actually harder to write Cole because I am Asian and I have to step out of what I know intimately and look at it from the outside. So much of what Cole does comes from friends’ reactions and how they’ve felt when encountering an Asian cultural disparity. It’s been great to write him. I love having his snark to explore.

      Heh… ah, the killer. It was almost the Mom in the beginning but oh, didn’t it make sense for it to be who it was? *grins*


  14. mp2850een Peng
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 19:12:24

    just finish reading sinner’s Gin…loved it! i finish the book in one day. please keep it coming!


  15. Glinda
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 11:48:47

    Ditto; just read Sinner’s Gin in one day; could not put it down.
    Can you give a “guesstimate” as to when Damien’s story will be available?


    • Rhys Ford
      Jan 05, 2013 @ 17:48:46

      I actually don’t know yet. It’ll be after Dirty Laundry. I’m working on it right now. W&W requires a bit of maneuvering to get the pair right so… *crosses finger* It’s working right now.


  16. Patricia Grayson
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 18:32:02

    More coffee for Rhys, don’t stop to sleep, okay? Keep writing your wonderful novels.


  17. Patricia Grayson
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 18:43:31

    All I can say is that your novels are in my top tier of well loved stories. I think it’s because you don’t pander.


  18. C "Murf" Murphy
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 05:56:39

    Just finished Dirty Secret! Awesome!! Actually I bought Dirty Kiss when it came out, then last week bought Dirty Secret and Sinner’s Gin. So I read Sinner’s Gin (which was amazing and can’t wait for more) then read Dirty Kiss again and then Dirty Secret. Amazing! Can hardly wait for Dirty Laundry to come out. I’ll just start them over again! LOL!!
    I read entirely tooo fast! I read all 3 of your books in about 4 days. :-( They were so good I just couldn’t put them down and stop reading! :-)
    Keep up the amazing work and congratulations on #1!! You Rock! XOX


    • Rhys Ford
      Jan 09, 2013 @ 08:11:47

      Heh. I thought I’d responded to you already! Aish, my fail.

      First, thank you. Very much. I’m working on Whiskey and Wry right now. Dirty Laundry is off in editing land but should be out in April or so.

      I am very glad you liked them. Thank you. So much.


  19. Dalma Lee
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 09:52:02

    Started with Sinner’s Gin (wonderful!) and ended up reading the McGinnis Series as well.
    I was so pleased (and surprised) to see how you described the Korean and Japanese culture and now I can’t wait until your next book!

    Greetings form Germany~


    • Rhys Ford
      Jan 15, 2013 @ 10:10:30

      Hello! *waves* And thank you! I’m so happy you liked them! The boys are great to write for and I hope they keep you entertained.

      Thanks again.


  20. Cheryl
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 14:28:03

    I loved Sinners Gin,and the first 2 books in the McGinnis series. How did I miss you before now? I stayed up late to complete them. You are on my automatic buyers list. Thanks for opportunity to read such wonderful books from such a talented writer.


    • Rhys Ford
      Jan 25, 2013 @ 18:48:15

      Hello! *waves* Yay I am glad you found the books and you liked them! Heh. I’m fairly new on scene but I hope you will be entertained going forward!

      Thank you again!


  21. Gerri
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:13:23

    Thumbs up. I love your characters and your writing style, you are an awesome storyteller. I’ve read four of your books starting with Sinners Gin. It made me pick up the Cole and Jae series and I read all three in two days. Can’t wait to see what you out out next.


  22. Patricia
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:23:56

    Re-reading Sinner’s Gin. ‘Nuff said.


  23. Patricia
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 15:07:05

    Sinner’s Gin is even richer on the second reading. I love the lyrical mixed with the grit.


  24. Anna
    May 02, 2013 @ 06:39:35

    I just finished Dirty Laundry. I had purchased it the minute it came out but wanted to re-read the first two books so everything was fresh in my mind. I loved it. Thank you so much for writing good books. And man was it an emotional roller coaster. I’m going to need to take something to calm down. I was happy, sad, shocked, scared, I don’t know how to feel any more! I need to read something boring. I’ll go peruse my law books. Oh and I can’t wait for the next one. Two more right?


    • Rhys Ford
      May 02, 2013 @ 09:06:21

      Aw, thank you love.

      There will be at LEAST two more books. Neko apparently is saying hello to you because she’s squatting on my laptop. So hello from Neko.

      I am really glad you liked it. Yes, this one was going to be a roller coaster but I knew it was time to press the boys forward. They couldn’t sit in that limbo forever. It was time.

      There will also be Bobby’s book. *grins* So at least three.

      Thank you again. Really. I appreciate it so much.


      • Bambi
        Jul 30, 2014 @ 18:45:35

        So that’s my question….just found you read sinners go, then all four cole books….what is the eta for bobbies story……imma go nuts till it comes out!

      • Rhys Ford
        Jul 30, 2014 @ 18:49:02

        Heh. Bobby’s Book is Down and Dirty and is scheduled to come out in December. :D

  25. Anna
    May 02, 2013 @ 21:59:10

    I looooove Bobby. Can’t wait!!!! And pls make sure he wears pink chaps! That image was right up there with the lesbian grandma in fetish wear as far as images I can’t get out of my head go. Classic.


  26. Patricia
    May 02, 2013 @ 22:00:36

    No, no, Rhys. No Pink Chaps. Make Bobby’s chaps black.


  27. Patricia
    May 03, 2013 @ 03:44:17

    We said it at the same time. Jinx!


  28. Christine Walker
    May 28, 2013 @ 21:12:47

    Hi! I just finished Dirty Secrets, and loved it! I’m going to start Dirty Laundry now, and am so looking forward to Whiskey and Wry. I’ve got another definite buy author. ;-) Thanks!


  29. Denise
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 10:14:26

    I’m currently reading Dirty Laundry and I so so love Jae <3 And I hope to read more on Ichiro.
    Thank you for this lovely series! Looking forward to read Sinner's Gin soon :D


  30. Alicia
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:43:32

    I just finished reading “Whiskey and Wry” and have fallen in love with the Morgans, and looking forward to the rest of the Sinners series. I loved Sinner’s Gin and the bond between Damien and Miki. I’ve read that this is a 4 book series. Are you planning on resurrecting the remaining 2 band members? If not, will you give Connor his story? He’s marvelous and it would be awesome to read about his journey. If you hadn’t picked up on it, I LOVED this series. Btw, I’ve purchased the Cole McGinnis series as well and can’t wait to start reading. Thanks.


  31. nowyat
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 22:20:04

    I am reading “Whiskey And Wry” for like the 30th time. I read “Sinner’s Gin” the first time during an extreme January frost fog, and I spent that day examining amazing crystalized spider web lace works and then going back to your book. Happy birthday. ;)


    • Rhys Ford
      Oct 11, 2013 @ 22:53:23

      Thank you for the birthday wishes! And oh GOD I LOVE staring at spider webs. So gorgeous. Aren’t they?

      I am so pleased you like W&W. Ah the boys are so much fun. Thank you!


  32. Mary
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:53:03

    Hello Rhys, I just wanted to ask if you have any plans to release Black Dog Blues in print?


  33. Devony
    Dec 24, 2013 @ 15:02:30

    *hugs*Happy Holidays!…or as my son says, Happy Merry Xmas! :)


  34. Devony
    Dec 24, 2013 @ 16:34:33

    Hehehe ;D


  35. Devony
    Dec 24, 2013 @ 18:34:38

    O-o…how so? Do I need to bring the cavalry? *teases*


  36. Devony
    Dec 24, 2013 @ 19:47:15

    Hehehe…Facebook can be scarey.
    …Just don’t look’em in the eyes!


  37. Cindy Parent
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 15:38:16

    I donated. The Gorillaz are interesting. I read carefully. You website almost crashed me, and it slowed down my internet too…


  38. devony31
    Feb 07, 2014 @ 08:47:53

    Okay totally random thought…but there are tons of stories with cops out yes? But I can’t think of any off hand about mounted police. I mean you have men in uniforms riding around cities & such on horseback & that is pretty sexy….I mean it’s men in uniform with a dash of cowboy! *blinks*
    See I told ya it was random ;) lol
    Was listening to the radio this morning & they were talking about mounted police in L.A. & I was just huh why not?
    Now I have to search & see if I can find any!


    • Rhys Ford
      Feb 07, 2014 @ 18:45:46

      oh yes there are mounted police in la!


      • Devony
        Feb 21, 2014 @ 11:51:50

        Oh Rhys!…so I tripped across a simply gorgeous model & let me say I was surprised because I have really never been a fan of face fur *squinches face* but omg this guy only does the full on beard & wild hair & I am in awe(ok yes lust) because he is just freakin’ beautiful lol
        Look up Spyros Christopolous ;)…whatcha think? :D

    • Rhys Ford
      Feb 21, 2014 @ 15:11:08

      Ah I know who he is. I wanna shave him down tho. HIS EYES ARE GORGEOUS.


      • Devony
        May 05, 2014 @ 12:14:02

        Quick!…I sooo need a reminder that change can be good ><
        We just got notice we are gonna have to find a new place by the end of June.
        …me & Change have a whole thing going on in the midst. After the dust has settled I am just peachy…during not so much!*tries not to hypervenilate*

    • Rhys Ford
      May 05, 2014 @ 18:51:19

      Change is okay. *nods* Promise.


  39. Devony
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 15:33:10

    Tell me about it! Pretty green eyes at least I think they are green & sooo intense!
    Yeah the facial hair…I no like, but some how it works on him? I think I have only found 1 pic of him with barely a beard. It gives a nice view of his lips :D


  40. Ashley
    Mar 29, 2014 @ 17:11:53

    I absolutely ♥ the Dirty Kiss series!! I am so going to start the Sinner’s Gin series next!


  41. steelergrrl43
    May 14, 2014 @ 11:00:31

    Love the series! Started with Sinners Gin and strolled into the Dirty series after that. Still can’t decide who is my favorite but I do love some rocker boys.


  42. Brenda L
    May 24, 2014 @ 16:28:33

    Love all your books. What a wonderfully talented person you are


  43. Chantal Donnelly
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 05:39:52

    Just finished Tequila Mockingbird and absolutely loved it! But holy crap I can’t wait for Rafe and Quinns story.


  44. Lubna (MissBoss)
    Mar 01, 2015 @ 14:54:37

    Hey Rhys,
    I was searching online for a LGBT book which include ‘secret’ in its title and wined up finding ‘Dirty Secret’. After I’ve purchased it I found the dedication/thanking part and my eyes literally bulged out when seeing JYJ, Bigbang, and G-dragon. Now I haven’t read a line of it yet since I decided to find and stalk you first, but I have a feeling it’s going to be worth my time. Since well, I love those kpopers from the bottom of my heart.
    So yeah, I was wondering if you write more fictions where you use Bigbang as main characters. Or if you have a fanfiction website I can go to. It’s been a while since I read any FF and it would be great if I read something by you.


    • Rhys Ford
      Mar 01, 2015 @ 14:57:12

      Ah I haven’t written fan fiction in a while. I don’t even know what’s out there anymore. :D but I do still keep up with the fandom and the music. ‘Cause you know… GD! Heh. I am glad you found the book! That is so cool! *cheers* I hope you like it! Truly. It was a great adventure to write.


  45. Patricia
    Mar 01, 2015 @ 17:42:18

    Happened to see this. With the passing of Leonard Nimoy, don’t we owe a salute to the Spock character in the world of Fan Fic? Wasn’t it Spock and Kirk who inspired the earliest Fan Fics?
    And “Dirty Secret” is one of my favorites by you.


  46. Anne Marie Crookes
    Mar 03, 2015 @ 10:06:06

    Just wanted to let you know that I have everything you have written that I could find on Amazon. Love them all. I also have some in audiobook as well. I need some incentive to actually do housework.


  47. Stephanie Valentine-Ocasio
    Mar 07, 2015 @ 04:49:17

    I just finish up Cole McGinnis series and I can tell you that I absolutey love it!! Now I am looking up all your other books and it looks like I am going to be buying more soon!! ;-}


    • Rhys Ford
      Mar 07, 2015 @ 06:58:51

      Aw, thank you so much. I am so glad you liked the books! Cole and Jae are such a delight to write. I have so much fun. I hope you were entertained! *hugs*


  48. Gary Rebholz
    May 21, 2015 @ 14:45:55

    Loved the Cole McGinnis series. Thanks!


  49. Emily
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 03:00:35

    I’ve just finished reading your new book Murder and Mayhem and I couldn’t put it down it was so good! I was just wondering if you currently have any plans for there to be more books in the series and if so would they continue Rook and Dante’s story or follow others? Thanks!


    • Rhys Ford
      Jun 07, 2015 @ 10:14:37

      Hi hi! And THANK YOU! *hugs* I am so glad you liked Rook and Dante. Ah, they will be the main couple for the series. *nods* Soooo much I can do with them. And they’re great fun to write.

      Thank you again!


  50. Mary
    Jul 06, 2015 @ 15:42:24

    I just finished Murder nd Mayhem, you have another winning series! I do have one question though did I miss Alex and James’s story?


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