After a few long years of Kai simmering on my hard drive, I’ve finally been able to release him and the black dogs he hunts. There are so many people who have had a hand in this book’s release, I can’t even imagine listing them. I made a poor attempt at thanking them in the acknowledgements.
Kai is a bit different from my other series. It’ll be an occasional book but definitely a series I plan on continuing. It’s pretty much urban fantasy with a bit of a protag twist. Hope you all enjoy the book.
In other news, don’t forget Whiskey and Wry will be out in a couple of months so… if you wanna see what happens to the guy at the end of Sinner’s Gin, stay tuned.
Title: Black Dog Blues
Author: Rhys Ford
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: >85,000 words (novel) (ebook format, print to follow)
Barnes and Noble: Link being processed but it will be available on the Nook.
Release Date: 23 June 2013
Black Dog Blues Blurb
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.