Coming June 2013, Black Dog Blues, an urban fantasy by Rhys Ford.
Ever since he’d been part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figured he’d used up any good karma he had when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races were left with a messy, monster-ridden world and Stalkers were often the only cavalry willing to ride to someone’s rescue when something shadowy and dark moved into the neighbourhood.
There certainly were no shortage of monsters or people stupidly willing to become lunch for one.
It was a hard life but one Kai liked. And he was good at it. Killing monsters was easy. Especially since he was one himself.
After an accident retired Dempsey out, Kai set up permanent shop in San Diego, contracting out to the local SoCalGov depot. It was a decent life, filled with bounty, a few friends and most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him he wasn’t really human.
That was until a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego and Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder’s fledgling Dawn Court. It was supposed to a simple run; head up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary with the new Court then back to San Diego. Easy, quick and best of all, profitable. But Ryder’s “simple” run leads to massive trouble and Kai ends up being caught in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping.
No one ever got rich by being a Stalker. But then hardly any of them got old either. The way things were looking, it didn’t look like Kai was going to be the exception.
13 thoughts on “Upcoming Late June Release: Black Dog Blues”
LOVE the cover!!! Hot Kai goes so well with the hot mustang!! Looking forward to getting this next month & reading my very 1st Urban Fantasy!! 😀
Smoooooches. Thank you. I was kinda going… do I wanna go with another blue cover but I kinda had to with the name of the book 😀
Fleece lined leather jacket, Mustang, those jeans……………..almost distracts from the rest of the fantastic background!
Let me tell you it is VERY difficult to find an elf in stock photos 😀
Mmmmmmmmm he looks scrumptious there. Can’t wait to read Kai’s adventures
I hope he does well enough 😀
this looks so good!! LOVE LOVE LOVE urban fantasy/mystery novels 🙂
I hope you like him 😀
I’m so sure I will!!!
I’m so excited…and still waiting! 😀
Awesome book! Read it in one sitting…cannot wait for book 2
Thank you for taking the chance on the different genre! *hugs* I am so glad you liked Kai. Thank you!