Damn it, Brain… get it together!

So I’m going to recalibrate.
I started Saint.
I wasn’t happy with it.
I restarted Saint.
I realized it’s getting way too soapboxy and I’m not in the headspace to write about Luke and James.
Which… is fine but now I have to pivot and think.
So I’m going to start something else and hopefully you all agree to follow me there.
Because I’m gonna go Murder.

Friday’s Borking Report!

Let’s bring some normal into my life because today was…. BORKING DAY!

Today’s Borking Report!
It’s very cool here today which is nice. His Aunt Jessica is switching his Borking Days to Monday and Friday so come next week, the Borking Reports will be earlier. Right now, the Potato is passed out in the middle of the floor. He was very energetic coming back today.

From his Aunt Jessica:
It was so nice out this morning! I think Gus had more energy to bark at everyone since it wasn’t so hot. I’ll see him again Monday!

Today’s Borking Report!

I rarely post Borking Day reports here but they are a thing. The Blond Potato goes for a Bork twice a week. He’s a hardcore power walker and his companion, Jessica whom he loves and adores, has to constantly remind him that he’s a 12 year old dog and he’s going to have some aches if he trots at warp speed.

For those of you who are wondering why the muzzle, it’s because he has a fear aggression and it’s a safety precaution. Because I believe people and dogs should be protected from Gus’s inbred genetic seizures of aggression, something he cannot control if he’s overstressed. We do ramp him down and de-escalate but it’s best to plan for every action. He’s also happier for it, feeling safer with it on.

Today’s Borking Report is pretty brief mostly because it’s hot outside. Despite Aunt Jessica arriving early, it’s kind of warm and well, Gus was very much complaining to her about us, life and the cats as they left. He got good scritches before he left so I don’t know what his problem is. He did come home, got stripped down quickly and had some water. Now he’s contemplating life and maybe a mid-morning snack from his kibble dish.

After that, I’m guessing he’ll nap. Because that’s what Furry Tater Tots do.

From his Aunt Jessica: Gus was a bit out of breath today! Lots of borking and very hot out (for the Potato)! Stay hydrated!

Watching the Masked Singer… Oh… and Silk Dragon Salsa Preorder!

I literally have no idea who HALF of these people are but they’re very talented. And gutsy because dudes, I sure as hell wouldn’t do it.

There’s nothing really new going on I can share. Share being the operative word. I did do a cover reveal for Kai 4…. Silk Dragon Salsa. So… much gratitude and awe for Chris McGrath for really capturing Kai in this cover.

Silk Dragon Salsa
SoCalGov Stalker Kai Gracen always knew Death walked in his shadow. Enough people told him that, including his human mentor, Dempsey. Problem was, the old man never told him what to do when Death eventually caught up.

Where Tanic, his elfin father and the Wild Hunt Master of the Unsidhe Court, brought Kai pain and suffering, Dempsey gave him focus and a will to live or at least until everything unraveled. Now caught in a web of old lies and half-truths, Kai is torn between the human and elfin world, unsure of who he is anymore. Left with a hollowness he can’t fill, Kai aches to find solace in the one elfin he trusts, a Sidhe Lord named Ryder but he has unfinished business with Dempsey’s estranged brother, a man who’d long ago swore off anything to do with the feral elfin child Dempsey dragged up from the gutter.

Reeling from past betrayals, Kai searches for Dempsey’s brother, hoping to do right by the man saved him while trying to keep one step ahead of the death haunting his every step. Kai never thought he’d find love or happiness as a Stalker but when Death comes knocking at his door, Kai discovers a fierce need to live life to the fullest — even if that means turning his back on people he calls family.

You can preorder the ebook at: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/silk-dragon-salsa-by-rhys-ford-11709-b

Paperback will be up shortly. 😀

There’s other things I’m waiting to share… and as soon as we get stuff firmed up, I can do that.

Mostly just working, staying socially distanced and um… working. And coffee! Because you know… Coffee.

Mother’s Day and News

Good Day to you all!

Why the trash panda? Because I adore them. Also, who doesn’t love a pretty trash panda?

Today is Mother’s Day here and I’m waiting for my mother to call back. They’re probably driving to Hilo to go put flowers on my grandmothers’ graves, a very ingrained tradition. The graves should be fairly clean and it’s a nice drive from my mom’s house to the graveyards so I hope it’s a good day.

It’s overcast here right now and I’ve got a lot of writing to do. Sadly, I also ache from doing too much stuff and took some meds to counter the cricks and pings in my joints so Gods help me with the dictation.

I’ll be having a cover reveal for Silk Dragon Salsa coming up this Weds at PRG so watch for the link to that. I’m excited to share what Chris McGrath has done for Kai’s new book and well, it’s coming out soon! July 14th! So soon!

Please be sure to reach out to the women who have given you support and guidance today and tell them how special they are to you. Hell, reach out to anyone who’s done that. Have yourself a good day. And most of all, be good to yourself.

Wonderland City as a Standalone is Out!

Xander Spade fled to Wonderland to escape the devil who took his soul, and fell prey to the Queen of Hearts instead. Now he has a chance to go home—but first he must find a missing girl before all Hell breaks loose.
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2yJjR1v
Dreamspinner: https://bit.ly/3eYLxjq

**If you’ve already got the Devil Take Me anthology, the content has not changed. This is simply issuing the novella as a stand-alone 😀

Damn My Ears…

First world problems… racial glitches.
Genetics … because we are all a soup made of nuts… gives me a very small “bowl” in which wireless ear buds fit into. Mine are very much like the second ear from the left on the bottom quadrant in this diagram. My bump goes in a stuttering stagger nearly to the Y shape and the Y tail hooks in. My ears are also very flat against my head so there’s not a lot of “bowl”.
How is this a problem? Well, angled ear buds are usually not going to fit and the wireless ones on the market are hella too big. So finding a pair of stand alone wireless ear buds that are small enough to fit into the bowl are difficult. Good ones. With nice sound.
I’m also picky. I admit to this. I don’t like the tampons sticking out of my ear look of the Apple-style headphones and I don’t want ones with a wire between them but that might be my last resort if this next pair that I’ve ordered don’t work.
I got a pair from Sabbat which are lovely but they don’t connect easily to the bluetooth on my laptop or phone but they fit. Tired of dealing with that frustration, I reached for the Samsung Galaxy+ earbuds which were nice but too big. Just enough too big that the lower arm of the Y in my ears hurt.
Oh, and I also have a daith piercing on my left ear but that really isn’t bugged too much if something fits right.
Now I’ve gone for the SVN Sound Neon 200 because forums have been saying they’ll fit Asian ears. The Sabbat were also lauded for that. The Samsung was given kind of an 80% rating but mainly because most of the people they didn’t fit were very petite.
So it’s a stupid problem to have. Like very stupid but I listen to music a LOT… and I’m tired of having to pull out the earbuds from my headphones to let the dog in and out or just go refill coffee.
Wish me luck. Because really, change is bad but a sore ear is apparently even worse.

Sooo many projects…

I have a lot on my plate and I’m trying to clear it off.

The pupper just came back from his borking day with his walker and now he’s like… PANTING HARD… because the little bastard can’t just “walk” like a normal dog.

Gus views walks as a military exercise. I’m not sure why but he always has. And he’s an old man! We’re like, take it easy. Stroll. Take your time. Enjoy the outside!

Nope… we MUST storm the beaches! I don’t know what he intends to be victorious over but there’s definitely a mission.

He also seriously needs a grooming but alas, in these trying times, his groomer isn’t working. It might come down to me taking clippers to him then a bath which I can do but I know he’s an asshole about baths. Well, he’s an asshole about a LOT of things but he does love his Auntie Jessica who comes and walks him.

The weather is warming up today and tomorrow and then back down into the cold, which has been playing havoc on my sinuses. Quarantine would be a lot easier if the storm pressure didn’t keep coming and going.

In the meantime, all the words!