Enable the new Rhys Ford Casting skill on your Alexa Device and get the latest on what’s out and what’s going on!

“Alexa, launch Rhys Ford Casting”

Welcome to a new way to keep up with what’s going on! Rhys Ford and Dreamspinner Press have partnered up to provide you with the latest news from Rhys Ford through your Alexa, Dot or Echo.

Two ways to enable the app, directly on the Amazon site or on the Alexa app.

https://www.amazon.com/Witlingo-Rhys-Ford-Casting/dp/B07N7MJ7C8/

To enable Alexa skills in the Alexa app:

  • From the menu, select Skills & Games.
  • Find a skill you want to use, and then select it to open the skill detail page.
  • Select Enable Skill, or ask Alexa to open the skill.

Then just tell your Alexa device; Alexa*, launch Rhys Ford Casting.

To get the next bit of news, just say next!

Updates will happen frequently so check back every week! AND see Rhys at events and be included in a Casting shout out!

* or whatever wake word you’ve chosen

I am Alive. Mostly.

I haven’t forgotten all of you. Promise. Mostly I’ve been heads down and writing. Hellion’s at the end stretch and there’s a lot to do before I head to Paris and the UK. Mostly organize swag, make sure I have all of my UK things and fret over forgetting my passport which I do ALL the time. Fret. Not forget.

It’s early here and cold. And I could use about five more hours of sleep but that’s mostly because my bed was warm. Don’t you hate that about getting up knowing it’s cold outside and you have to go into it?

I have to start thinking about Hellion’s cover. That’s going to be a hard one to do. BUT I do have the tattoo so hopefully I’ll get to work on that before I leave for Europe.

Whatcha all doing?

Savior on Audio and Hellion on the Page

If you missed the news of Savior coming out on audio, well… it’s HERE! https://www.amazon.com/Savior-415-Ink-Book-2/dp/B07MXPS6G9/

Once again, Tristan’s done a great job and the funny thing is, someone just sent me a question through Goodreads  about hearing Greg Tremblay doing Ichi’s voice on Rebel, the first audiobook in the 415 Ink series and also voiced by Tristan James.

Funny thing is, that IS Greg. It’s a small Easter Egg that came about  when the three of us met up in Los Angeles last year at a very hipster bar in K-Town. A bit of booze and a bit of chatting and well, Greg graciously agreed to do Ichi’s lines and Tristan worked them into the audio.

That kind of stuff makes me very happy and it was great to have two of the best narrators in the business working on one of my books so thank you for that, guys! I owe you another round.

I’m working on Hellion now and it’s… man, Ivo’s hard. But see, that’s okay because there’s stuff… all the stuff… I have to work in. And this has a different flavour to it. I don’t know how to describe it but there’s a caramel taste to it. We’ll see how it comes out.

So that’s what I’m up to. Wish me luck and I’ll be back to talk about Kai.

415 Ink: Savior is out on Audio! Narrated by Tristan James!

Savior is out on Audio!

And as always, Tristan James delivers an incredible job! Much thanks and hearts for such a wonderful talent!

Grab it now!

A savior lies in the heart of every good man, but sometimes only love can awaken the man inside the savior.

The world’s had it out for San Francisco firefighter Mace Crawford from the moment he was born. Rescued from a horrific home life and dragged through an uncaring foster system, he’s dedicated his life to saving people, including the men he calls his brothers. As second in command of their knitted-together clan, Mace guides his younger siblings, helps out at 415 Ink, the family tattoo shop, and most of all, makes sure the brothers don’t discover his darkest secrets.

It’s a lonely life with one big problem – he’s sworn off love, and Rob Claussen, one of 415 Ink’s tattoo artists, has gotten under his skin in the worst way possible.

Mace’s world is too tight, too controlled to let Rob into his life, much less his heart, but the brash Filipino inker is there every time Mace turns around. He can’t let Rob in without shaking the foundations of the life he’s built, but when an evil from his past resurfaces, Mace is forced to choose between protecting his lies and saving the man he’s too scared to love.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Savior-415-Ink-Book-2/dp/B07MXPS6G9/

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Savior-Audiobook/1644054515

Coming soon to iTunes Audiobooks

Wanna Talk About Something Stupid.

Did you ever notice some people are violently aggressive in their hatred for Starbucks.

Like lose their fucking shit if they even see the logo crazy.

The same holds true for Amazon and other companies. There’s animosity against Apple or PCs, stirred up by social media and commericals. And entire campaigns have been waged over Walmart and Target for various reasons. Articles and opinions flung about in a constant battle to influence people.

Here’s the thing… I think sometimes we’re so busy fighting for our “flag” of choice, we forget something… in a lot of cases, it’s none of our fucking business.

I’m not talking about civil rights or environmental initiatives… I’m talking about someone liking a coffee chain and getting attacked for it by someone who doesn’t pay their bills or is a part of their lives.

Some companies are problematic in some areas. Not going to lie about that. Chik-fil-A will never get a dime of my money but I’m not going to fight a friend over the fact they stop for chicken nuggets. I can speak out against their practices but I’m not going to police someone’s choices based on my own. People aren’t going to change doing something unless they want to change… be it for social concerns or simply personal taste.

I get it. We’re all social warriors at some level and with different passions but honestly, I could give a flying fuck if you think Starbucks burns their beans. I know that’s not true. But that’s my own take on things (also, burnt beans turn into powder and can’t be ground but you know, physics or so I’ve seen and been told). I also don’t care if you don’t drink your coffee with bells and whistles and hate pumpkin spice lattes. I don’t like PSLs either but you know what? I’m not going to drink one and it’s not going to be found by a four year old who will then shoot and kill their younger sibling with it.

Because THAT kind of shit is where I need to get angry. That’s where I need to speak up. And I invite you to speak up with me… but keep in mind, people are going to scream to drown you out and for some reason, they just can’t seem to understand we’re sick and tired of our kids being slaughtered.

I want to save my outrage for something that matters. Because I’ve got finite energy. And time. People are tired. And I think we’re all tired of being angry. Choose your battles isn’t just sound advice, I think it’s a good way to maintain your sanity. Or at least mine.

And did you notice there’s no hardcore battles about KFC vs Popeye’s? I mean no one gets into long dissertations about how KFC’s got a good crust but fucking totally lacks on the heat scale. Even the hot wings aren’t that spicy. Why aren’t we passionate about that?

So… maybe take a breath before we build that soapbox…and while I am firmly #TeamNoKetchup, at the end of this day or the next… what you put on your eggs really isn’t any of my business. And it should not affect how we interact.

Day 678 of This Cold

Biggest problem I have when I’m sick is…

I am irrationally angry.

Like rain-soaked badger with a sore tooth angry.

I don’t know why. I do know I wake up angry and literally just want to chew through everything and everyone in my path.

This has been a lifelong thing. And I don’t fit it so much as manage my expectations. And most of all, try not to chew on heads. Because that’s a good way to damage relationships.

I’m working on the cover for Ramen Assassin and honestly, it’s a pain in the ass. Because managing that image of what the book is about with current genre trends is a bitch and a half. Give me strength. And coffee.

Badger, the black and white monster cat, is doing well. He’s learning to bite less and is less pointy side up. He does however demand to be in the bathroom with you and if you would please turn on the faucet to a thin stream so he can stick his head under the water, that would be great. I’ll try to get a current picture of him at some point.

Harley, our grey tuxedo baby girl cat, is teaching Badger there’s right and wrong ways of how to play. He’s a slow learner and she’s not so patient. They’re getting there. He’s learned Love of Box from her and that the cat scratching cube is awesome. But she loves being brushed and that’s not something he likes, even when it’s being done to her and not him. Or he just wants the attention.

Gus Gus is slowing down. He’s an old man cairn terrorist and well, Badger is an asshole to him most of the time. He puts up with it for the most part but sometimes needs the hallway cleared of the Evil Menace so he can get from the front of the house to the back. Turtle, however, has become a favourite toy although there will always be Love of Red Ball in his life. The rain makes him sleepy. The sun makes him sleepy. He trundles over to his dog bed and settles in there then wakes up a bit later to sprawl out on the carpet. An hour or so later, back to the dog bed or if I am home, gets up on the couch next to me. He does need a bit more exercise but going outside to chase after Red Ball is out until the rain lets up.

And the rain? Because I had the Firebird detailed. So… rain. I was feeling groggy but okay last week. It was sunny. The Firebird was dirty. Wash and Wax. Pampering for the Pontiac.

And rain. 😀 CUE RAIN!

Heh. But that’s life.

I’m finishing up the John Lee Quarrel books by Nick Russell and I’m enjoying them. I’ll move onto his other series when I’m done. Which reminds me… I need to charge my kindle!

Nominated for Paranormal Romance Guild 2018! WOOOT!

Okay… first off, please keep in mind… I’m on a four day bender of li hing mui, sweet black tea and cold meds. It’s a magical combination but like all heavy duty colds, it’s a slog of sleep, coughing and wondering what day it is.

BUT a glimmer of sunrise on the dark horizon! Paranormal Romance Guild has reached out and told me I’m up for several awards for their 2018 roster. I am quite honoured and blessed to be among such fantastic writers and I wish everyone the best of luck!

2018 Award Nominees are announced here.  I’ll let you know when the voting goes live.  Thank you all for your support and I hope to keep you entertained in 2019!

Nominations are:

Savior for LGBT/LITERATURE & FICTION/HISTORICAL FICTION/MULTICULTURAL/EROTICA

415 Ink Series for LGBT/LITERATURE & FICTION/HISTORICAL FICTION/MULTICULTURAL/EROTICA SERIES

Sin and Tonic for LGBT/ROMANCE/MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Sinners Series for LGBT/ROMANCE/MYSTERY/SUSPENSE SERIES

Devil Take Me for LGBT/ROMANCE/FANTASY/PARANORMAL/ANTHLOGY/OMNIBUS

Once Upon A Wolf for NOVELLAS AND SHORTS

 

Tutus and Tinsel Blog Tour’s Fourth Stop is the Blogger Girls with Rook and Dante!


On December 21st, visit with Zig and her dads, Lang and Deacon as Zig discovers the meaning of family and the holidays. This tour will bring you the Holidays as celebrated by five couples from my series AND each guest blog post will have a $25 Gift Certificate giveaway to celebrate the season. Be sure to stop by and visit with Miki/Kane, Rook/Dante, Kai/Ryder, Cole/Jae AND the couple chosen by the Facebook Contest: Connor/Forest!

Today’s Blog Stop is at The Blogger Girls!

Tutus and Tinsel Tour
Dec 19: Joyfully Jay
Dec 20: It’s About the Book
Dec 21: The Novel Approach
Dec 22: Blogger Girls
Dec 23: Rhys Ford’s Blog

Tutus and Tinsel
Zig Reid-Harris has everything an eleven-year-old girl could ever want: a great home, two fantastic fathers named Deacon Reid and Lang Harris, and all the books she could possible read.

When a school assignment about holiday traditions unexpectedly broadsides her, she discovers burying the past isn’t as easy as it looks, and the stark reality of her life before her adoption sinks in. Ashamed of the bleakness and poverty she came from, Zig struggles with the assignment until an epiphany strikes the whole family—it’s time to start their own traditions.

Zig and her fathers plunge into the insanity of holiday joy, exploring everything the season has to offer and learning how precious family truly is along the way.

Preorder Tutus and Tinsel from Dreamspinner and Amazon:

Tutus and Tinsel Blog Tour’s Third Stop Is The Novel Approach with Cole and Jae!


On December 21st, visit with Zig and her dads, Lang and Deacon as Zig discovers the meaning of family and the holidays. This tour will bring you the Holidays as celebrated by five couples from my series AND each guest blog post will have a $25 Gift Certificate giveaway to celebrate the season. Be sure to stop by and visit with Miki/Kane, Rook/Dante, Kai/Ryder, Cole/Jae AND the couple chosen by the Facebook Contest: Connor/Forest!

Today’s Blog Stop is at The Novel Approach!

Tutus and Tinsel Tour
Dec 19: Joyfully Jay
Dec 20: It’s About the Book
Dec 21: The Novel Approach
Dec 22: Blogger Girls
Dec 23: Rhys Ford’s Blog

Tutus and Tinsel
Zig Reid-Harris has everything an eleven-year-old girl could ever want: a great home, two fantastic fathers named Deacon Reid and Lang Harris, and all the books she could possible read.

When a school assignment about holiday traditions unexpectedly broadsides her, she discovers burying the past isn’t as easy as it looks, and the stark reality of her life before her adoption sinks in. Ashamed of the bleakness and poverty she came from, Zig struggles with the assignment until an epiphany strikes the whole family—it’s time to start their own traditions.

Zig and her fathers plunge into the insanity of holiday joy, exploring everything the season has to offer and learning how precious family truly is along the way.

Preorder Tutus and Tinsel from Dreamspinner and Amazon:

Tutus and Tinsel Blog Tour’s Second Stop Is It’s About The Book with Kai and Ryder!


On December 21st, visit with Zig and her dads, Lang and Deacon as Zig discovers the meaning of family and the holidays. This tour will bring you the Holidays as celebrated by five couples from my series AND each guest blog post will have a $25 Gift Certificate giveaway to celebrate the season. Be sure to stop by and visit with Miki/Kane, Rook/Dante, Kai/Ryder, Cole/Jae AND the couple chosen by the Facebook Contest: Connor/Forest!

Today’s Blog Stop is at It’s About the Book!

Tutus and Tinsel Tour
Dec 19: Joyfully Jay
Dec 20: It’s About the Book
Dec 21: The Novel Approach
Dec 22: Blogger Girls
Dec 23: Rhys Ford’s Blog

Tutus and Tinsel
Zig Reid-Harris has everything an eleven-year-old girl could ever want: a great home, two fantastic fathers named Deacon Reid and Lang Harris, and all the books she could possible read.

When a school assignment about holiday traditions unexpectedly broadsides her, she discovers burying the past isn’t as easy as it looks, and the stark reality of her life before her adoption sinks in. Ashamed of the bleakness and poverty she came from, Zig struggles with the assignment until an epiphany strikes the whole family—it’s time to start their own traditions.

Zig and her fathers plunge into the insanity of holiday joy, exploring everything the season has to offer and learning how precious family truly is along the way.

Preorder Tutus and Tinsel from Dreamspinner and Amazon: