Welcoming the New Year

Looking forward to 2020, I am excited to see Cole and Jae coming back to my readers in Back in Black but… let’s revisit 2019 for a bit.

Well, 2019 was good and bad. Lots of fantastic things and trips followed by… well, some people really tried hard to make it a shitty end but all of that being said, I’ve written a lot, did a lot of art things, worked through some fucking crappy health things and scares as well as just dealing with people being all up in my business. I tend to be a private person on certain things… well, most things but I will always be honest with all of you about where I am in my head and well, of course, talking about Aspergers and all of that. It was a hard year for that too because dealing with how to change the language when talking about being on the spectrum has become very important. Vital, you might say.

But here’s the thing, despite all the fuckery, there’s been some great fantastic things. Like meeting readers at GRL, going to World Con and really having a great time, having a carnival break out in front of our AirBnB, getting a suntan in the Cotswolds in March while visiting with the Five, seeing everyone in Paris at the Salon and really just connecting and talking with everyone.

I came back to where it all began for me as a Dreamspinner writer by writing Back in Black, Book 1 of the McGinnis Investigations series as well as hit the midpoint of 415 Ink with Hellion. Ramen Assassin gave me a new couple to explore and let’s not forget Kai’s Jacked Cat Jive. I’m beginning the new year with Kai again and just finished doing the blog tour posts for Back in Black with Cole and Jae’s wedding.

Watched a LOT of Guy’s Grocery Games which allowed me to yell at chefs for their food choices, started Witcher and finished a few other shows in between writing. Tool dropped a new album and made me so freaking happy. It’s been a continuous play for my writing.

Picked up a new narrator for me in Kale Williams who did Ramen Assassin and of course my brother from another bloodline, Greg Tremblay kicked it up for a notch for Kai and he powered up to do Cole before the end of the year so the audiobook can drop at the same time as the book. Or close enough for it to count.

So, I’m leaving this post with a blast from the past… the first point of my career as Rhys Ford, a link to the Dirty Series. If you haven’t grabbed this series, I encourage you to do so. AND as a bonus, there’s a free ebook and audiobook on Dreamspinner as a thank you for everyone who followed the first series.

The Dirty Series (Cole McGinnis)

The Free Bonus of Dirty Bites, a gift from me, Greg Tremblay and DSP.

Is it Wednesday? Oh…and how about some news and a Giveway!

I was born on a Wednesday. It’s always had a special meaning to me. This odd midweek word people have to spell out loud a bit to spell it right. And I just spelled right the wrong way.

Go figure.

It’s been hot for the past couple of days but it’s supposed to break tomorrow. I hope so because dudes, so much heat and mostly the air being still has been the pain in the ass.

Let’s see…. waiting for Ramen Assassin’s audiobook to drop and I’ve been told soon so that’s good news. I’m sure someone will let me know about it going live before I can announce it because honestly, sometimes they sneak that out there and no one tells us until… SURPRISE AUDIOBOOK! But I’m looking forward to seeing what Kale Williams has done with Trey and Kuro.

The Seekrit Project is going into contract with Dreamspinner. It is not a romance but well, I’m very excited to have it entering into edits. I’ll let you guys know more about it as the days go by. Right now, I’m looking at covers and styles to figure out what the look of the book is going to be.

I’m working on a paranormal suspense romance right now. I think I like how it’s turning out but you know… sometimes things go weird. And well that’s not a bad thing.

I’ve also got a couple of side projects also in the beginning stages of planning. Once something solidfies, I’ll share that as well.

And let’s not forget… HELLION!

The THIRD book in the 415 Ink series, Hellion, will be dropping in September… on Sept 17th to be exact. If you haven’t yet read the series, the first book, Rebel, is on sale at Dreamspinner for $1.99 until the end of the month. (415 Ink Series Page can be found here: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/415-ink-9858-s)

I’m excited to see Hellion come to print because Ivo is… don’t tell anyone… my favourite. Well, in his own special kitten way. His book came out so differently than I expected but so much fun!

Hellion
415 Ink: Book Three

From the moment SFPD Detective Ruan Nicholls meets Ivo Rogers, he knows the tattoo artist is going to bring chaos to his neat, orderly life. A hellion down to the bone, Ivo is someone Ruan not only doesn’t understand, he’s not even sure he needs to. Everything about Ivo is vibrant, brash, cocky, and arrogant, and Ruan wants no part of him.

Or at least that’s the lie he tells himself when he damps down his desire for the social wild child life tosses into his path.

For Ivo Rogers, life revolves around two things—his family and 415 Ink, the tattoo shop he co-owns with his four brothers. His family might be stitched together by their battle scars from growing up in foster care, but their brotherhood is tight—and strong enough to hold Ivo together during the times when he falls apart.

Now Ivo faces a new challenge when he falls for a cop with an old-school mentality on how a man looks and acts. Ruan is the promise of a life Ivo thought he’d never have, but their clashing perspectives threaten any chance of a relationship. Being the family’s hellion makes it easy to be misunderstood, yet Ivo has faith Ruan will not only embrace who he is but love him as well.

Pre-order Hellion at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and other online bookstores!

Now, for something completely different…. THE WINNING STUFF PART THINGIE! Be sure to enter to win. THREE $25 USD Dreamspinner Press gift certificates to be given away and contest will end August 1st!

Click on the Rafflecopter Link below and Enter to Win!

RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Let’s Get Inked! Savior FINAL Blog Tour Stop is at The Novel Approach!

Welcome to Mace and Rob’s story! We’re back in San Francisco with the Boys from 415 Ink! Stop by each blog tour spot, get some tattoo information AND enter each blog tour’s giveaway. $20 USD Gift Certificate can be won at every stop!

The FINAL Stop on the Tour is: The Novel Approach!

Sept
11        Ndulgent Blogger
12        Diverse Reader
13        Joyfully Jay
14        Blogger Girls
15        Love Bytes
17        It’s About the Book
18        The Novel Approach

Let’s Get Inked! Savior Blog Tour Stop #6! It’s About The Book!

Welcome to Mace and Rob’s story! We’re back in San Francisco with the Boys from 415 Ink! Stop by each blog tour spot, get some tattoo information AND enter each blog tour’s giveaway. $20 USD Gift Certificate can be won at every stop!

Today’s stop is: It’s About the Book

Sept
11        Ndulgent Blogger
12        Diverse Reader
13        Joyfully Jay
14        Blogger Girls
15        Love Bytes
17        It’s About the Book
18        The Novel Approach

Let’s Get Inked! Savior Blog Tour Stop #5! Love Bytes!

Welcome to Mace and Rob’s story! We’re back in San Francisco with the Boys from 415 Ink! Stop by each blog tour spot, get some tattoo information AND enter each blog tour’s giveaway. $20 USD Gift Certificate can be won at every stop!

Today’s stop is: Love Bytes

Sept
11        Ndulgent Blogger
12        Diverse Reader
13        Joyfully Jay
14        Blogger Girls
15        Love Bytes
17        It’s About the Book
18        The Novel Approach

Let’s Get Inked! Savior Blog Tour Stop #4! The Blogger Girls!!

Welcome to Mace and Rob’s story! We’re back in San Francisco with the Boys from 415 Ink! Stop by each blog tour spot, get some tattoo information AND enter each blog tour’s giveaway. $20 USD Gift Certificate can be won at every stop!

Today’s stop is: Blogger Girls

Sept
11        Ndulgent Blogger
12        Diverse Reader
13        Joyfully Jay
14        Blogger Girls
15        Love Bytes
17        It’s About the Book
18        The Novel Approach

Let’s Get Inked! Savior Blog Tour Stop #3! Joyfully Jay!

Welcome to Mace and Rob’s story! We’re back in San Francisco with the Boys from 415 Ink! Stop by each blog tour spot, get some tattoo information AND enter each blog tour’s giveaway. $20 USD Gift Certificate can be won at every stop!

Today’s stop is: Joyfully Jay

Sept
11        Ndulgent Blogger
12        Diverse Reader
13        Joyfully Jay
14        Blogger Girls
15        Love Bytes
17        It’s About the Book
18        The Novel Approach

Let’s Get Inked! Savior Blog Tour Stop #2! Diverse Reader!

Welcome to Mace and Rob’s story! We’re back in San Francisco with the Boys from 415 Ink! Stop by each blog tour spot, get some tattoo information AND enter each blog tour’s giveaway. $20 USD Gift Certificate can be won at every stop!

Today’s stop is: Diverse Reader

Sept
11        Ndulgent Blogger
12        Diverse Reader
13        Joyfully Jay
14        Blogger Girls
15        Love Bytes
17        It’s About the Book
18        The Novel Approach

Let’s Get Inked! Savior Blog Tour Stop #1! Guilty Indulgence

Welcome to Mace and Rob’s story! We’re back in San Francisco with the Boys from 415 Ink! Stop by each blog tour spot, get some tattoo information AND enter each blog tour’s giveaway. $20 USD Gift Certificate can be won at every stop!

Today’s top is: Guilty Indulgence/Ndulgent Blogger

Sept
11        Ndulgent Blogger
12        Diverse Reader
13        Joyfully Jay
14        Blogger Girls
15        Love Bytes
17        It’s About the Book
18        The Novel Approach