Apologies…

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.”

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).

 

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…..

RON PERRY!

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!”

This Weekend At the Salon du Livre

If you are in Paris this weekend, please drop by the Salon du Livre! I will be there alongside other DSP authors! Please check the schedule and visit us!
 
On 25 March, Saturday, I will be signing at:
12 to 2 pm
Dreamspinner booth (D12) with TA Moore
 
2 to 4pm
M/M Bookmark/Reines-Beaux booth (S37) with Ariel Tachna and Zahra Owens
 
AND on 26 March, Sunday,
4 to 6 pm
M/M Bookmark/Reines-Beaux booth (S37) with Charlie Cochet and Blaine D. Arden

LAST Blog Stop on the There’s This Guy Blog Tour is Prism Book Alliance!!

Today’s Blog Tour Stop for today is: Prism Book Alliance 

So for this tour, I’m giving each blog two or three black and white mandala illustrations to colour in anyway you as the reader would like…and a chance to win a $10 or $15 gift certificate to the e-tailer of your choice (hopefully for crayons or books :D).

But there’s a $50 gift certificate bonus prize! Three easy steps:
1. Colour in ONE of the illustrations (either print out or computer)
2. Take a picture of the completed drawing
3.
Send the picture in to rhysford(at)vitaenoir(dot)com by 30 March 2017 and be entered to win.

All entries will be displayed and the winner will be randomly selected. All entries must be in to Rhys Ford by 30 March 2017 to be entered. Only one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on April 7th.

Good luck, hit the blogs to get all the colouring pages and enter to win!

There’s This Guy Blog Tour

March

15        MM Good Book Reviews
15        It’s About the Book
16        Joyfully Jay
17        The Novel Approach
19        Boy Meets Boy Reviews
21        Sinfully Gay Romance
22        Prism Book Alliance 

And on March 17, a BONUS exclusive excerpt to be posted at Book Reviews & More by Kathy

There’s This Guy by Rhys Ford,
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 the 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 artistic, sweet 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.

Purchase There’s This Guy at:
Dreamspinner Press (https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/theres-this-guy-by-rhys-ford-8288-b),
Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Theres-This-Guy-Rhys-Ford-ebook/dp/B06WWC3D1X/)
And other fine bookstores.

Today’s Blog Stop on the There’s This Guy Blog Tour is at Sinfully Gay Romance!

Today’s Blog Tour Stop for today is: Sinfully Gay Romance

So for this tour, I’m giving each blog two or three black and white mandala illustrations to colour in anyway you as the reader would like…and a chance to win a $10 or $15 gift certificate to the e-tailer of your choice (hopefully for crayons or books :D).

But there’s a $50 gift certificate bonus prize! Three easy steps:
1. Colour in ONE of the illustrations (either print out or computer)
2. Take a picture of the completed drawing
3.
Send the picture in to rhysford(at)vitaenoir(dot)com by 30 March 2017 and be entered to win.

All entries will be displayed and the winner will be randomly selected. All entries must be in to Rhys Ford by 30 March 2017 to be entered. Only one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on April 7th.

Good luck, hit the blogs to get all the colouring pages and enter to win!

There’s This Guy Blog Tour

March

15        MM Good Book Reviews
15        It’s About the Book
16        Joyfully Jay
17        The Novel Approach
19        Boy Meets Boy Reviews
21        Sinfully Gay Romance
22        Prism (http://www.prismbookalliance.com)

And on March 17, a BONUS exclusive excerpt to be posted at Book Reviews & More by Kathy

There’s This Guy by Rhys Ford,
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 the 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 artistic, sweet 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.

Purchase There’s This Guy at:
Dreamspinner Press (https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/theres-this-guy-by-rhys-ford-8288-b),
Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Theres-This-Guy-Rhys-Ford-ebook/dp/B06WWC3D1X/)
And other fine bookstores.

Today’s Blog Stop on the There’s This Guy Blog Tour is at Boy Meets Boy Reviews!

Today’s Blog Tour Stop for today is: Boy Meets Boy Reviews

So for this tour, I’m giving each blog two or three black and white mandala illustrations to colour in anyway you as the reader would like…and a chance to win a $10 or $15 gift certificate to the e-tailer of your choice (hopefully for crayons or books :D).

But there’s a $50 gift certificate bonus prize! Three easy steps:
1. Colour in ONE of the illustrations (either print out or computer)
2. Take a picture of the completed drawing
3.
Send the picture in to rhysford(at)vitaenoir(dot)com by 30 March 2017 and be entered to win.

All entries will be displayed and the winner will be randomly selected. All entries must be in to Rhys Ford by 30 March 2017 to be entered. Only one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on April 7th.

Good luck, hit the blogs to get all the colouring pages and enter to win!

There’s This Guy Blog Tour

March

15        MM Good Book Reviews
15        It’s About the Book
16        Joyfully Jay
17        The Novel Approach
19        Boy Meets Boy Reviews
21        Sinfully Gay Romance (http://sinfullymmbookreviews.blogspot.com/)
22        Prism (http://www.prismbookalliance.com)

And on March 17, a BONUS exclusive excerpt to be posted at Book Reviews & More by Kathy

There’s This Guy by Rhys Ford,
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 the 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 artistic, sweet 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.

Purchase There’s This Guy at:
Dreamspinner Press (https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/theres-this-guy-by-rhys-ford-8288-b),
Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Theres-This-Guy-Rhys-Ford-ebook/dp/B06WWC3D1X/)
And other fine bookstores.

Today’s Blog Stop on the There’s This Guy Blog Tour is The Novel Approach! Bonus Stop at Book Reviews & More by Kathy!

Today’s Blog Tour Stop for today is: The Novel Approach

AND a BONUS exclusive excerpt to be posted at Book Reviews & More by Kathy

So for this tour, I’m giving each blog two or three black and white mandala illustrations to colour in anyway you as the reader would like…and a chance to win a $10 or $15 gift certificate to the e-tailer of your choice (hopefully for crayons or books :D).

But there’s a $50 gift certificate bonus prize! Three easy steps:
1. Colour in ONE of the illustrations (either print out or computer)
2. Take a picture of the completed drawing
3.
Send the picture in to rhysford(at)vitaenoir(dot)com by 30 March 2017 and be entered to win.

All entries will be displayed and the winner will be randomly selected. All entries must be in to Rhys Ford by 30 March 2017 to be entered. Only one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on April 7th.

Good luck, hit the blogs to get all the colouring pages and enter to win!

There’s This Guy Blog Tour

March

15        MM Good Book Reviews
15        It’s About the Book
16        Joyfully Jay
17        The Novel Approach
19        Boy Meets Boy Reviews (https://boymeetsboyreviews.blogspot.com/)
21        Sinfully Gay Romance (http://sinfullymmbookreviews.blogspot.com/)
22        Prism (http://www.prismbookalliance.com)

And on March 17, a BONUS exclusive excerpt to be posted at Book Reviews & More by Kathy

There’s This Guy by Rhys Ford,
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 the 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 artistic, sweet 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.

Purchase There’s This Guy at:
Dreamspinner Press (https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/theres-this-guy-by-rhys-ford-8288-b),
Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Theres-This-Guy-Rhys-Ford-ebook/dp/B06WWC3D1X/)
And other fine bookstores.