First off, my apologies for being AWOL. I came back from the LA Times Festival of Books with the most horrific of flus and right now am kind of stumbling through life.

I am really brain dead at the moment. But I wanted to share this with you. This offer is good for ALL DSP sites and goes until April 30th!

From Elizabeth North, owner of Dreamspinner Press

Last Friday, credit card processing was shut off on our site by the underwriters of Dreamspinner Press‘s merchant account because of our content. After 10 years of business with them, we weren’t even notified. To have it reinstated, we had to justify what we sell. Our representative at Bank of America went to bat for us, or we would have had no recourse.

We won our appeal, and I’m celebrating this small victory in a much bigger fight.

Thank you for supporting us for 10 years. Our authors and readers are what make Dreamspinner Press, DSP Publications, Harmony Ink Press what we are, and we will continue to fight and celebrate with you.

A special thank you to Anne Regan, Rhys Ford, Andrew Grey, Bru Baker, Paul Richmond, and Jake Wells who were with me at the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend, hugged me, and let me rant.

In Los Angeles! Ready for the LA Times Festival of Books!

We (not the royal we but myself and DSP authors and peeps) are in Los Angeles this weekend for the LA Times Festival of Books held at the USC campus.

Gotta admit, it’s kind of daunting to be doing this because the Festival is huge and it is a new to us event but I think we’ll have a blast. If you’re in the area, stop by. I can’t even explain how the Festival is but the word choice “festival” is a good one. It really feels like a “carnival” of books, food, music, interviews, Q&As, talks, activities…food… and well, MORE BOOKS. Of all kinds. And comics. And… the list goes on.

Another fun event for this weekend and dovetailed into the Dreamspinner attendance at the Festival is a Paul Richmond Coloring Event at Revolvor on Saturday!

Dim Sum Asylum Cover Reveal and Excerpt… Now a Full-Length Urban Fantasy Novel! Coming June 9 from Dreamspinner Press.

And the lovely and fantastically talented Anne Cain​ JUST sent me the final piece, the cover.. so here you go, Roku MacCormick and Dim Sum Asylum. Now a full-length novel and coming out on June 9, 2017!

Dim Sum Asylum is now up on Amazon for pre-order. (Cover will be updated as soon as Amazon gets around to it) AND the Dreamspinner Press link to follow shortly. Just remember, if you purchase a paperback through DSP, you get the ebook for free. So watch the sales and take advantage of DSP’s two-for-one offer.

When I wrote Dim Sum Asylum for Charmed and Dangerous, I really want to revisit the world at some point. About a year ago or so, Lynn West at Dreamspinner Press said… hey, you know Dim Sum Asylum? I want it as a book. So, an additional 85,000 words or so, Dim Sum Asylum is now a full-length novel and I got to play with all the growly, scaly things I wanted to. And man, it was fun. The original story is woven into the novel and I tried to keep as true to the original as I could but there were some changes. A few. *grins*

And a Bonus Saturday Excerpt from the new Dim Sum Asylum. Continue reading “Dim Sum Asylum Cover Reveal and Excerpt… Now a Full-Length Urban Fantasy Novel! Coming June 9 from Dreamspinner Press.”

Lynn Flewelling, Author of the Nightrunner Series, Needs Our Help.

UPDATE: Lucky has reached his goal! Thank you so very much for your generous donations.

From Lynn: Vet called at 2:30 am to say the Lucky is stabilized and so far not sign of kidney failure. He’ll be with our vet for at least a few days. Thank you all who have donated so quickly and generously. I am so grateful.

Lucky I comfortable staying at the ER for fluids tonight and more at the vet tomorrow. Sorry the updates are sparse. Soon after we left Lucky at the ER I came down with a nasty stomach flu and have been bed ridden myself. I think I have a psychic link with my kitty.

No more donations needed! You all are so wonderful. I thank you and Lucky and my family thank you. This has been a miracle, and saved our boy’s life.

Lucky and Lynn need our help.

Lucky’s GoFundMe can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/LuckyMedFund

Morning or afternoon (whenever the case may be),

Lynn Flewelling needs our help. For those of you who don’t know who Lynn is, she is one of the key seminal authors in the high/urban fantasy wave whose main characters were LGBT. Seregil and Alec were like a godsend to me because I found Lynn’s depiction of them refreshing and welcome. They’re heros of the realm, who just happen to be in love with one another.

Or rather, began to fall in love with one another.

Lynn, along with a few others like Elizabeth Abbey, Andrew Offutt, Gael Baudino, Mercedes Lackey and Janet Morris, and Chris Morris, paved the way for where we walk now. They literally laid down the stones for us. I fully believe we would not be where we are without the battles she and others fought to bring LGBT characters to life and onto our bookshelves.

She has put writing aside for a bit to chase after a long-held dream, becoming a therapist and helping others work through the problems plaguing their hearts and minds. Still, like many authors, she has a cat… Lucky.

And Lucky needs our help. So if you are able to find a few dollars tucked away, PLEASE consider sending them Lynn’s and Lucky’s way. It would mean the world to them both and well, she truly is an author who opened a whole new world to me.

Also, if you can, spread the word. There are so many of us who have read Lynn’s writing and well, I know we can help them out.

If you’ve not read Lynn’s groundbreaking books, The Nightrunner Series, go grab them and really savor the experience. It’s a fantastic fantasy read. (https://www.amazon.com/Lynn-Flewelling/e/B001H6OHSW/)

LA Times Festival of Books & Dreamspinner Press! April 22-23, 2017 | USC Campus | FREE ADMISSION

For the first time ever, Dreamspinner Press will be at The LA Times Festival of Books! Please come visit Bru Baker, Nicki Bennett, Tara Lain, Andrew Grey, Eric Shaw Quinn, me (Rhys Ford) and the Dreamspinner Staff at Booth 168! Check the booth’s signing schedule to meet and chat with attending authors.

There are a wide variety of events, food trucks, stages, signings and so many books as well as authors at the Festival.

Take a look at the schedule, find a conversation or stage event you’d love to attend, wander around but most of all, come have a great time! Read about the festival and its events here: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/


Dreamspinner Press
Booth: 168
Dreamspinner Press is an international publisher of gay romance in print and eBook formats, as well as audiobooks and translations in eleven languages. Dreamspinner’s catalog includes over 3,000 titles by over 500 authors. Imprints include Harmony Ink Press (LGBTQ+ Teen and New Adult fiction) and DSP Publications (specialty genre fiction).


There’s This Guy Now LIVE on Audible!

There’s This Guy is now live on Audible! Narrated by Greg Tremblay.

And it can be found at: http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Theres-This-Guy-Audiobook/B06Y3C7KQS

There’s This Guy
How do you save a drowning man when that drowning man is you?

Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who’s the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness.

It takes all of Dallas Yates’s imagination to see the possibilities in the fatigued art deco building on WeHo’s outskirts, but what seals the deal is a shy smile from the handsome metal worker across the street. Their friendship deepens while Dallas peels back the hardened layers strangling Jake’s soul. It’s easy to love the sweet, artistic man hidden behind Jake’s shattered exterior, but Dallas knows Jake needs to first learn to love himself.

When Jake’s world crumbles, he reaches for Dallas, the man he’s learned to lean on. It’s only a matter of time before he’s left to drift in a life he never wanted to lead and while he wants more, Jake’s past haunts him, making him doubt he’s worth the love Dallas is so desperate to give him.


Mandala Entries and Winner!

I got a lot of entries, some of whom squeaked in at the last minute but honestly, I am so very amazed at the wide range of talent you all have. Now, the winner was chosen by a random number generator and that winner is…..


Congrats Ron! You win a $50 Gift Certificate to the etailer of your choice!

But wait! There’s More!

Everyone who sent me a mandala wins a $10 USD gift certificate to the etailer of their choice!

So, if you want to claim your mandala prize, please email me at rhysford(at)vitaenoir(dot)com and let me know where to send it to!

Thank you all and every one of you rocks!

Mandala submissions beneath the cut because damn, there were a lot of them 😀 Continue reading “Mandala Entries and Winner!”

Mandala contest closed!

I will be posting the entries tomorrow at some point! Today’s my mom’s birthday and I’ve got some wording to do.

In case you were wondering, it’s hot in Hawai’i, or at least where my mom is right now. We’re also experiencing a bit of a heatwave in San Diego. Or at least a massive amount of sun. I know, it’s a rough life.

That being said, I’m on the brink of a sex scene so…. *cracks fingers* wish me luck.