Finally sitting in place…

It’s been a crazy week and a half and I’m now in Daytona at Coastal Magic, listening to Tool and trying to finish a chapter. I skipped tonight’s events to get some work done but I did stage help Bru Baker get ready for her role in tonight’s Mystery Event where she’s one of the characters in a “murder” and the attendees get to guess who did it.

We are all hoping she’s the one who dies. Or is the killer. Because you know, if you can’t be the murderer, be the murdered.

I’m working my way through the Longmire books after having them on the shelf forever and a day then I’ll take a read thru JD Robb’s latest. I have been enjoying binging on mysteries and thrillers and I’ll be able to continue that until I hit upon a mystery I’m writing. So… I’ve got a bit.

Kai’s almost done. ALMOST! Just dotting the Ts and crossing the Is. 😀

Let’s talk… writing

I’ve been asked a bunch of questions lately and I decided to just answer them all here because I thought some of them would make a good blog post because they’re pretty much all about writing and how I write or rather why I write and all of that nonsense. Or Stuff.

Whichever word you like.

I have the questions all stashed in a document and are arranged in no particular order so… here goes.

Does Dreamspinner tell you what to write? Is that why you wrote Back in Black?
This was a two parter so I’ll answer in segments.
1) Nope. That’s not how it works. I have a bunch of series and whatever storylines hit me, I write that book. My writing is independent of DSP. When I’m done, I offer them the book for publication. If they choose not to pub it, I’d probably self pub. Dreamspinner doesn’t dictate anything to me. I don’t work for DSP. I’m an author who writes books and wants them published. I’m not contracted to write on demand like I think some romance houses have a pool of writers for “pulp” monthly releases. I write what I like.

2) I wrote Back in Black because I have said from the VERY beginning that I would be bringing Cole back in a series of mysteries. It was time and the Cole “voice” hasn’t changed but they’re no longer romances. This was always my intent. Once the romantic suspense of him getting together with Jae was done, I wanted to transition his character into a more traditional first-person mystery series. And it was time. *grins* I like writing Cole and I’ve missed him.

When is the next Hellsinger coming out?
I don’t know. I do have a plot. It’s different from the one I wanted to write but I think it suits Wolf and Tristan more. Cin and Harker are going to have to deal with the psychotic clowns.

Why are your books so violent?
I am a violent person. No seriously, I don’t find them very violent. So perhaps my viewpoint is skewed. And honestly, I’m never going to shame someone for not being exposed to that kind of world. That’s a really good thing and they should cherish it.

When is Rook and Dante’s next book coming out?
Also, I don’t know. But soon. I probably should have answered that under the Hellsinger one. Like I said, these aren’t in order. When I last left Rook and Dante they were dealing with the arrival of his mother. I wrote a good 35K of a book with them and it felt flat. So I have to back up and take a good look at the plot and kick it into submission.

Do you throw a lot of words away? Because it seems like you’re always restarting things.
Oh that’s a good one to answer after the Murder question. Yes. I do throw words away. And sometimes I don’t. Mostly I don’t but sometimes you write and write and it feels like you’re writing out of a hole instead of knitting a story so… that’s when you know to toss the whole thing.

Why don’t you just write one series at a time?
Several reasons. I get bored and hate the characters once I’m done writing 80,000 words of their lives and I want them to die in a horrible fire. Going right back into them would make me want to kill them and that’s not a good way to run a series. Also, I really prefer to be a bit diverse in what I write and this gives me the chance to play with voice and world-building. So that’s why.

I think that’s it for now. I’ve got to head back into it and kill a few people. Wish me luck and I hope you all have a great week! Much love!

 

And Going Back to the Start of It All! The “Dirty” / Cole McGinnis Mysteries are on SALE! Whole series for less than $14

Wanna see where it all began with Cole McGinnis and Kim Jae-Min? The entire “Dirty” series is on sale now at DSP, Amazon and other online retailers! And you can ONLY grab Dirty Bites at Dreamspinner Press.
 
 
Vuoi vedere dove tutto è iniziato con Cole McGinnis e Kim Jae-Min? Le versioni italiane “sporche” sono ora in vendita anche su Dreamspinner Press! 
 
AND….

Back in Black Blog Tour FINAL STOP! MM Good Book Reviews!

Today’s Stop is: MM Good Book Reviews!

On Feb 4th, a new chapter begins in Cole McGinnis’ life! Join me as Cole embarks on new adventures in his new series, the McGinnis Investigations after tying the knot with his long-suffering and much beloved Jae-Min.

Catch each segment of the story at the blog spots and be sure to enter the giveaways! There are EIGHT $20US gift certificates to be given out so stop by each one! AND as a special treat, Greg Tremblay has graciously narrated each segment for your listening pleasure!

Jan 28: Reading Reality
Jan 29: Paranormal Romance Guild
Jan 30: Archaeolibrarian
Jan 31: The Blogger Girls
Feb 1: Tyra’s Book Nook
Feb 2 Boy Meets Boy
Feb 3: Love Bytes
Feb 4: RELEASE DAY! WOOOT!
Feb 5: MM Good Book Reviews

Then on Feb 4th, sit back and get ready for Cole in his new book Back in Black!

Back in Black
McGinnis Investigations: Book One

There are eight million stories in the City of Angels but only one man can stumble upon the body of a former client while being chased by a pair of Dobermans and a deranged psycho dressed as a sheep.

That man is Cole McGinnis.

Since his last life-threatening case years ago, McGinnis has married the love of his life, Jae-Min Kim, consulted for the LAPD, and investigated cases as a private detective for hire. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the shocking discovery of a dead, grandmotherly woman at his feet and the cascade of murders that follows, even if he should have been used to it by now.

Now he’s back in the dark world of murder and intrigue where every bullet appears to have his name on it and every answer he digs up seems to only create more questions. Hired by the dead woman’s husband, McGinnis has to figure out who is behind the crime spree. As if the twisted case of a murdered grandmother isn’t complicated enough, Death is knocking on his door, and each time it opens, Death is wearing a new face, leaving McGinnis to wonder who he can actually trust.

Purchase Back in Black here: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/back-in-black-by-rhys-ford-11514-b

Back in Black Blog Tour Stop #7! Love Bytes!

Today’s Stop is: Love Bytes!

On Feb 4th, a new chapter begins in Cole McGinnis’ life! Join me as Cole embarks on new adventures in his new series, the McGinnis Investigations after tying the knot with his long-suffering and much beloved Jae-Min.

Catch each segment of the story at the blog spots and be sure to enter the giveaways! There are EIGHT $20US gift certificates to be given out so stop by each one! AND as a special treat, Greg Tremblay has graciously narrated each segment for your listening pleasure!

Jan 28: Reading Reality
Jan 29: Paranormal Romance Guild
Jan 30: Archaeolibrarian
Jan 31: The Blogger Girls
Feb 1: Tyra’s Book Nook
Feb 2 Boy Meets Boy
Feb 3: Love Bytes
Feb 4: RELEASE DAY! WOOOT!
Feb 5: MMGoodBook Reviews

Then on Feb 4th, sit back and get ready for Cole in his new book Back in Black!

Back in Black
McGinnis Investigations: Book One

There are eight million stories in the City of Angels but only one man can stumble upon the body of a former client while being chased by a pair of Dobermans and a deranged psycho dressed as a sheep.

That man is Cole McGinnis.

Since his last life-threatening case years ago, McGinnis has married the love of his life, Jae-Min Kim, consulted for the LAPD, and investigated cases as a private detective for hire. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the shocking discovery of a dead, grandmotherly woman at his feet and the cascade of murders that follows, even if he should have been used to it by now.

Now he’s back in the dark world of murder and intrigue where every bullet appears to have his name on it and every answer he digs up seems to only create more questions. Hired by the dead woman’s husband, McGinnis has to figure out who is behind the crime spree. As if the twisted case of a murdered grandmother isn’t complicated enough, Death is knocking on his door, and each time it opens, Death is wearing a new face, leaving McGinnis to wonder who he can actually trust.

Purchase Back in Black here: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/back-in-black-by-rhys-ford-11514-b

Back in Black Blog Tour Stop #6! Boy Meets Boy!

Today’s Stop is: Boy Meets Boy!

On Feb 4th, a new chapter begins in Cole McGinnis’ life! Join me as Cole embarks on new adventures in his new series, the McGinnis Investigations after tying the knot with his long-suffering and much beloved Jae-Min.

Catch each segment of the story at the blog spots and be sure to enter the giveaways! There are EIGHT $20US gift certificates to be given out so stop by each one! AND as a special treat, Greg Tremblay has graciously narrated each segment for your listening pleasure!

Jan 28: Reading Reality
Jan 29: Paranormal Romance Guild
Jan 30: Archaeolibrarian
Jan 31: The Blogger Girls
Feb 1: Tyra’s Book Nook
Feb 2 Boy Meets Boy
Feb 3: Love Bytes
Feb 4: RELEASE DAY! WOOOT!
Feb 5: MMGoodBook Reviews

Then on Feb 4th, sit back and get ready for Cole in his new book Back in Black!

Back in Black
McGinnis Investigations: Book One

There are eight million stories in the City of Angels but only one man can stumble upon the body of a former client while being chased by a pair of Dobermans and a deranged psycho dressed as a sheep.

That man is Cole McGinnis.

Since his last life-threatening case years ago, McGinnis has married the love of his life, Jae-Min Kim, consulted for the LAPD, and investigated cases as a private detective for hire. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the shocking discovery of a dead, grandmotherly woman at his feet and the cascade of murders that follows, even if he should have been used to it by now.

Now he’s back in the dark world of murder and intrigue where every bullet appears to have his name on it and every answer he digs up seems to only create more questions. Hired by the dead woman’s husband, McGinnis has to figure out who is behind the crime spree. As if the twisted case of a murdered grandmother isn’t complicated enough, Death is knocking on his door, and each time it opens, Death is wearing a new face, leaving McGinnis to wonder who he can actually trust.

Purchase Back in Black here: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/back-in-black-by-rhys-ford-11514-b

State of the Rhys…

Morning….
Let me give you a quick rundown of what I’m doing in the next couple of months… er… half of the year.
Kai 4
I don’t have a title. Or rather I have one but I don’t know if I like it. I’m about four chapters away from being done. This has been a brutal, grueling book with a LOT of changes so right now I’m trying to get it to a good place to leave Kai and his world. SO I can pick it up the next time without any regrets or loose threads. I am happy with how it’s going but it’s taken a LOT to get there.
Seekrit Project
This is actually a short thing I’ll be doing along with a few other people. I’m hoping to get this done quickly and it should be pretty straightforward. I’m excited to be going back to something I’d done before and expanding that universe a bit. It’s going to be a bit of humour and some smexiness. There are three other authors in this project and we’ve got until the end of Feb to get it done. It should be out by GRL.
Saint or Luke’s Story
I’m really looking forward to getting this done. Once again, straight forward but Luke’s got some issues and MAN the boy runs deep. I’ve got the plot pretty down so I’m hoping it will be a quick write. But I am looking forward to it. Hopefully this will be out in Fall 2020.
Hellsinger 3ish
I don’t know how long this will be but I’ve got a plot for Wolf and Tristan for an Xmas-ish story. I’m really excited about this because I am really looking forward to writing this. I’ve got to get this done after Saint.
Convention Plans
UK Meet: I will be in Southhampton in September with Three of the Five. And So looking forward to going.
GayRomLit 2020: Again! Looking forward to GRL in St Louis. I am open to hearing about any kind of swag you guys want to see. Because really, it’s all about bringing you some fun stuff!
So that’s the state of the Rhys!

Back in Black Blog Tour Stop #5! Tyra’s Book Nook!

Today’s Stop is: Tyra’s Book Nook!

On Feb 4th, a new chapter begins in Cole McGinnis’ life! Join me as Cole embarks on new adventures in his new series, the McGinnis Investigations after tying the knot with his long-suffering and much beloved Jae-Min.

Catch each segment of the story at the blog spots and be sure to enter the giveaways! There are EIGHT $20US gift certificates to be given out so stop by each one! AND as a special treat, Greg Tremblay has graciously narrated each segment for your listening pleasure!

Jan 28: Reading Reality
Jan 29: Paranormal Romance Guild
Jan 30: Archaeolibrarian
Jan 31: The Blogger Girls
Feb 1: Tyra’s Book Nook
Feb 2 Boy Meets Boy
Feb 3: Love Bytes
Feb 4: RELEASE DAY! WOOOT!
Feb 5: MMGoodBook Reviews

Then on Feb 4th, sit back and get ready for Cole in his new book Back in Black!

Back in Black
McGinnis Investigations: Book One

There are eight million stories in the City of Angels but only one man can stumble upon the body of a former client while being chased by a pair of Dobermans and a deranged psycho dressed as a sheep.

That man is Cole McGinnis.

Since his last life-threatening case years ago, McGinnis has married the love of his life, Jae-Min Kim, consulted for the LAPD, and investigated cases as a private detective for hire. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the shocking discovery of a dead, grandmotherly woman at his feet and the cascade of murders that follows, even if he should have been used to it by now.

Now he’s back in the dark world of murder and intrigue where every bullet appears to have his name on it and every answer he digs up seems to only create more questions. Hired by the dead woman’s husband, McGinnis has to figure out who is behind the crime spree. As if the twisted case of a murdered grandmother isn’t complicated enough, Death is knocking on his door, and each time it opens, Death is wearing a new face, leaving McGinnis to wonder who he can actually trust.

Purchase Back in Black here: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/back-in-black-by-rhys-ford-11514-b

Back in Black Blog Tour Stop #4! The Blogger Girls!

Today’s Stop is: The Blogger Girls!

On Feb 4th, a new chapter begins in Cole McGinnis’ life! Join me as Cole embarks on new adventures in his new series, the McGinnis Investigations after tying the knot with his long-suffering and much beloved Jae-Min.

Catch each segment of the story at the blog spots and be sure to enter the giveaways! There are EIGHT $20US gift certificates to be given out so stop by each one! AND as a special treat, Greg Tremblay has graciously narrated each segment for your listening pleasure!

Jan 28: Reading Reality
Jan 29: Paranormal Romance Guild
Jan 30: Archaeolibrarian
Jan 31: The Blogger Girls
Feb 1: Tyra’s Book Nook
Feb 2 Boy Meets Boy
Feb 3: Love Bytes
Feb 4: RELEASE DAY! WOOOT!
Feb 5: MMGoodBook Reviews

Then on Feb 4th, sit back and get ready for Cole in his new book Back in Black!

Back in Black
McGinnis Investigations: Book One

There are eight million stories in the City of Angels but only one man can stumble upon the body of a former client while being chased by a pair of Dobermans and a deranged psycho dressed as a sheep.

That man is Cole McGinnis.

Since his last life-threatening case years ago, McGinnis has married the love of his life, Jae-Min Kim, consulted for the LAPD, and investigated cases as a private detective for hire. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the shocking discovery of a dead, grandmotherly woman at his feet and the cascade of murders that follows, even if he should have been used to it by now.

Now he’s back in the dark world of murder and intrigue where every bullet appears to have his name on it and every answer he digs up seems to only create more questions. Hired by the dead woman’s husband, McGinnis has to figure out who is behind the crime spree. As if the twisted case of a murdered grandmother isn’t complicated enough, Death is knocking on his door, and each time it opens, Death is wearing a new face, leaving McGinnis to wonder who he can actually trust.

Purchase Back in Black here: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/back-in-black-by-rhys-ford-11514-b