Card FIVE of the Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour is LIVE!

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RELEASE THE HOUNDS!

The Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour has begun. Collect all the trading cards you can and head back to rhysford.com at the end of the tour! There’ll be cashy money…okay. Pixelated money. But still!

Card FIVE is at TTC Books and More

Enter to win one of our red dragons!

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Now, on each stop of the tour, there will be monster trading cards. THOSE are what you want. Collect them all… or as many as you can because on the FEB 7th, I will be posting a list of questions based on the monster’s trading card. There will be twenty-four questions and the twist? I’ll be giving you the fact and YOU match up at least three monsters to their corresponding fact and the blog the card came from.

For example: Question 4: Manticore, SoCalGov_Stalker.com

I’ll choose the winner randomly and then check the answers. If the answers are right, that person wins…

A $50 gift certificate to the etailer of their choice.

So hit the blogs, enter to get a dragon, grab a few cards and come back to win again!

See you back here on February 7th!

Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour Information

Jan 28
3 Chicks After Dark

Jan 29
It’s About The Book
Boys in our Books

Jan 30
Joyfully Jay

Jan 31
TTC Books and More

Feb 1
Christy Duke—Christyloves2read
Boy Meets Boy

Feb 2
Reading Reality

Feb 3
Love Bytes
The Novel Approach

Feb 4
Prism Alliance

Feb 5
The Blogger Girls

Purchase Black Dog Blues at DSP Publications, Amazon or other fine Book peeps.

Make Me A Morgan Giveaway!

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Many of you in the community know Christy Duke. If you do not, then friend her on Facebook or hunt her down to friend her in real life because she is an absolute jewel of a person.

She and her husband, John are dealing with the ravaging effects of bone cancer. It hit rather quickly and now, life has to be adjusted. One of these adjustments is a ramp so he can get in and out of the house, which is set very high up off the ground.

So, if you could please donate if you can, any little bit will help and/or forward the message on, it would be greatly appreciated.

Help Build John A Ramp!

In the spirit of charity… as we tend to do, I am promoting a Giveaway to help with the drive. Donate and mention the Make Me A Morgan giveaway or Rhys Ford, and you’ll be entered into a contest where ONE person will be chosen to be a Morgan cousin coming in from Ireland…. or somewhere in America if you want to be from Chicago or Indianapolis.

If you forward the message on, you can STILL enter by leaving a comment on the actual YouCaring page. Once again, mention Make Me A Morgan or Rhys Ford to be entered.

This cousin will be featured in Sin and Tonic, the final book in the Sinners Series. Contest will run until the end of the drive… or until the target goal is met. Whichever comes first.

Good luck. And Get Your Irish on.

Card FOUR of the Black Dog Magical Mystery Tour is Up!

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RELEASE THE HOUNDS!

The Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour has begun. Collect all the trading cards you can and head back to rhysford.com at the end of the tour! There’ll be cashy money…okay. Pixelated money. But still!

Card FOUR is at Joyfully Jay!

Enter to win on of our red dragons!

BDB_Dragon_Prize

Now, on each stop of the tour, there will be monster trading cards. THOSE are what you want. Collect them all… or as many as you can because on the FEB 7th, I will be posting a list of questions based on the monster’s trading card. There will be twenty-four questions and the twist? I’ll be giving you the fact and YOU match up at least three monsters to their corresponding fact and the blog the card came from.

For example: Question 4: Manticore, SoCalGov_Stalker.com

I’ll choose the winner randomly and then check the answers. If the answers are right, that person wins…

A $50 gift certificate to the etailer of their choice.

So hit the blogs, enter to get a dragon, grab a few cards and come back to win again!

See you back here on February 7th!

Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour Information

Jan 28
3 Chicks After Dark

Jan 29
It’s About The Book
Boys in our Books

Jan 30
Joyfully Jay

Jan 31
TTC Books and More

Feb 1
Christy Duke—Christyloves2read
Boy Meets Boy

Feb 2
Reading Reality

Feb 3
Love Bytes
The Novel Approach

Feb 4
Prism Alliance

Feb 5
The Blogger Girls

Purchase Black Dog Blues at DSP Publications, Amazon or other fine Book peeps.

Card 2 and 3 on the Black Dog Blues Tour is Out!

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RELEASE THE HOUNDS!

The Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour has begun. Collect all the trading cards you can and head back to rhysford.com at the end of the tour! There’ll be cashy money…okay. Pixelated money. But still!

Card TWO is at It’s About The Book
and Card THREE is at Boys in our Books

Enter to win the FIRST of our red dragons!

BDB_Dragon_Prize

Now, on each stop of the tour, there will be monster trading cards. THOSE are what you want. Collect them all… or as many as you can because on the FEB 7th, I will be posting a list of questions based on the monster’s trading card. There will be twenty-four questions and the twist? I’ll be giving you the fact and YOU match up at least three monsters to their corresponding fact and the blog the card came from.

For example: Question 4: Manticore, SoCalGov_Stalker.com

I’ll choose the winner randomly and then check the answers. If the answers are right, that person wins…

A $50 gift certificate to the etailer of their choice.

So hit the blogs, enter to get a dragon, grab a few cards and come back to win again!

See you back here on February 7th!

Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour Information

Jan 28
3 Chicks After Dark

Jan 29
It’s About The Book
Boys in our Books

Jan 30
Joyfully Jay

Jan 31
TTC Books and More

Feb 1
Christy Duke—Christyloves2read
Boy Meets Boy

Feb 2
Reading Reality

Feb 3
Love Bytes
The Novel Approach

Feb 4
Prism Alliance

Feb 5
The Blogger Girls

Purchase Black Dog Blues at DSP Publications, Amazon or other fine Book peeps.

Rhys Ford’s Local-Style Mac Salad

Rhys Ford’s Local-style Mac Salad

I don’t cook using measurements so you’re going to have to bear with me. Adjust to YOUR tastes. Some people like grated carrot in it and no peas. I’m not a huge fan but it’s really up to you.

  • 16 oz cooked elbow macaroni, cooled (you can also add boiled potato or just use potato)
  • 5-6 hard boiled eggs, minced fine or torn apart in the palm of your hand using a fork
  • 1 medium sized cucumber, deseeded and minced, partially peeled (I make stripes on the skin)
  • 1 small sweet onion, minced
  • 2 cups of frozen peas or peas/carrots. Don’t cook them. Just run them under hot water and drain
  • 2-3T salt, 1T pepper, 1T granulated garlic…this is to taste, a bit of old bay maybe 1T (optional)
  • mayonnaise. Maybe 1 to 1.5 cups. This is purely by eye.

In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients together EXCEPT the mayo. Get in there. Mix it up. Taste it. Make sure there’s enough salt.

THEN add the mayo. Make it was wet as you like it. The macaroni will absorb a lot of it. Put it in the fridge to “marinate”. It’s best to let the flavours mingle.

Served best with loco moco or kalua pig and cabbage.

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  • Fried egg
  • Hamburger
  • Rice
  • Covered in brown gravy.

Release the Hounds! Black Dog Blues Tour is Underway!

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RELEASE THE HOUNDS!

The Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour has begun. Collect all the trading cards you can and head back to rhysford.com at the end of the tour! There’ll be cashy money…okay. Pixelated money. But still!

Our first stop is 3 Chicks After Dark!

Enter to win the FIRST of our red dragons!

BDB_Dragon_Prize

Now, on each stop of the tour, there will be monster trading cards. THOSE are what you want. Collect them all… or as many as you can because on the FEB 7th, I will be posting a list of questions based on the monster’s trading card. There will be twenty-four questions and the twist? I’ll be giving you the fact and YOU match up at least three monsters to their corresponding fact and the blog the card came from.

For example: Question 4: Manticore, SoCalGov_Stalker.com

I’ll choose the winner randomly and then check the answers. If the answers are right, that person wins…

A $50 gift certificate to the etailer of their choice.

So hit the blogs, enter to get a dragon, grab a few cards and come back to win again!

See you back here on February 7th!

Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour Information

Jan 28
3 Chicks After Dark

Jan 29
It’s About The Book
Boys in our Books

Jan 30
Joyfully Jay

Jan 31
TTC Books and More

Feb 1
Christy Duke—Christyloves2read
Boy Meets Boy

Feb 2
Reading Reality

Feb 3
Love Bytes
The Novel Approach

Feb 4
Prism Alliance

Feb 5
The Blogger Girls

Purchase Black Dog Blues at  DSP Publications, Amazon  or other fine Book peeps.

Announcing The NEW Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour

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Starting tomorrow, we will be rolling out a BRAND NEW Black Dog Blues tour! Now, this one’s going to be something a little different. There will be GIVEAWAYS! *cue echoing sound effect* Tour begins Jan 28th and ends Feb 7th.

On EVERY stop of this tour, ONE chosen entrant will be sent an 18 inch red dragon plushie…which doubles as a pillow! But really, I’ve found when you put them in pillow mode, it’s kind of like cat summoning because felines love to lie on them. Even if you aren’t OWNED by a cat, there will be a cat. Pillow at your own risk.

BDB_Dragon_Prize

Now, on each stop of the tour, there will be monster trading cards. THOSE are what you want. Collect them all… or as many as you can because on the FEB 7th, I will be posting a list of questions based on the monster’s trading card. There will be twenty-four questions and the twist? I’ll be giving you the fact and YOU match up at least three monsters to their corresponding fact and the blog the card came from.

For example: Question 4: Manticore, SoCalGov_Stalker.com

I’ll choose the winner randomly and then check the answers. If the answers are right, that person wins…

A $50 gift certificate to the etailer of their choice.

So hit the blogs, enter to get a dragon, grab a few cards and come back to win again!

See you back here on February 7th!

Black Dog Blues Magical Mystery Tour Information

Jan 28
3 Chicks After Dark

Jan 29
It’s About The Book
Boys in our Books

Jan 30
Joyfully Jay

Jan 31
TTC Books and More

Feb 1
Christy Duke—Christyloves2read
Boy Meets Boy

Feb 2
Reading Reality

Feb 3
Love Bytes
The Novel Approach

Feb 4
Prism Alliance

Feb 5
The Blogger Girls

Lastly, if you’ve already read Black Dog Blues in its first release, thank you. Your dedication to Kai really brought him to DSPP’s front door and I can’t thank you enough. Leave a review on Amazon if you’re so inclined (damn things don’t carry over 😀 ) and I hope you like the sequel which will be on its way. Thank you again.

o-black-dog-bluesBlack Dog Blues Blurb
Ever since being part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figures he used up his good karma 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 are left with a messy, monster-ridden world, and Stalkers are the only cavalry willing to ride to someone’s rescue when something shadowy appears.

It’s a hard life but one Kai likes—filled with bounty, a few friends, and most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him of his past. And killing monsters is easy. Especially since he’s one himself.

But when a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego, Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder’s fledgling Dawn Court. It’s supposed to be a simple run up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary. Easy, quick, and best of all, profitable. But Kai ends up in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping.

No one ever got rich being a Stalker. But then few of them got old either and it doesn’t look like Kai will be the exception.

Purchase Black Dog Blues at DSP Publications

Black Dog Blues is also available on Amazon and other fine eTailers.