Slight TMI but Shout Outs to Rockstar Docs

There is nothing like a bowl of instant miso soup with tofu and wakame after having several weeks of hardcore surgeries, hospital stays, pain, and sucky life. A bowl of miso can cure so much.
 
I’m doing better today than I was this past week. Surgery was the 15th and to be honest, I didn’t feel safe in the hospital. It was too short staffed and I was reaching panic levels of GET ME THE FUCK OUT. So coming home was great. Having a massive purge of my intestines when I came home wasn’t but I think a lot of that had to do with the built up stress and just being done with it. I can’t really even crack an emotional purge because I think I just shut everything down.
 
And this is also going to be a TMI because… I honestly didn’t know. I was diced up pretty badly between my bladder and kidney tubes. I have tubes coming out of me still and will be that way for about a month. And honestly, I’ve been very appreciative to everyone who has reached out and said hey and get well. It’s been a constant pain roller coaster and there are moments when I’m like… why the fuck didn’t I just shotgun whiskey and pain killers to get this over with because fucking hell.
 
But you know, I’ve gotta get thru it. Gotta happen. Besides, I’ve got series to finish. 😀
 
The doctors have been great. My OB/GYN is a rock star for tackling an 8 lb uterus out of me and its bristle of fruit-sized fibroids. Apparently the average uterus is the size of a pear and weighs 5 ounces (141 grams) so… yeah. That’s why that surgery took a bit. The resulting bladder and kidney damage of course meant more surgery and my doc for that also is a rock star… not only because he looks like he could be a Bollywood star but also because he constantly gave credit to his team and their opinions, including the Department Head who is a woman. Much respect for both of these men. I feel very invested in and didn’t even mind that a bunch of surgeons Facetimed my robotic kidney, bladder, and vaginal repairs for the 8 hours it took. I can’t imagine that being interesting but apparently it was. They were all very excited.
 
Which is kind of nice. Good to have doctors excited about stitching bits and pieces of you back up. I owe them all macarons and blessings. My poor primary doc is having to play catchup because well, all of this shifted EVERYTHING in my guts and I don’t have high blood pressure any more. It’ll be a new normal. Or rather the normal I should have been having.
 
So there you go. An update. Hopefully the next one will be about something silly.
 
And yes I do have pictures of the fibroids because dudes, my innards looked like a Buddha’s hand and I’d been carrying that for years.
 

So Newish Novella and my Fucked Up 2 Weeks

I’ll get the book promo out of the way. I was gonna do a blog tour and giveaways but something happened on the way to the garlic patch…. which we will get into later.

If you’ve not read Detroit Kiss when it was first released in the anthology, it’s now out as a standalone… minor tweaks and a bit of tuning I’d wanted to do. I do adore Shaddock, the dark fae familiar so I’m sure I’ll be heading back to visit Ciarnan and Javi again!

Oh hey, I’ve a novella coming out on Apr 14. Kinda got distracted with the monster extraction of my guts and bits BUT catch the re-release of Detroit Kiss this week and go on a wild ride with a death mage and the vampire hunter who crosses his path. Be sure to grab a copy and leave a review if you like!
 

For Javi Navarro, Detroit will become another blood-splattered city in his rearview mirror after he puts its dead back into the ground. Expecting an easy hunting job, Javi instead finds a kiss of ancient vampires on the hunt for a descendent of their long-dead creator.

Reclusive Ciarnan Mac Gerailt abandoned his family legacy of blood and death magic after it nearly destroyed him. Unfortunately, the Motor City can only be saved if Ciarnan resumes his dark arts and joins forces with Javi Navarro, the hunter who brought the vampire apocalypse—and hope for the future—straight to Ciarnan’s front door.

Now for the boring stuff… I went in to get an outpatient surgery to remove a fibroid. I’ve spent years in a mess and finally got an OB/GYN who not only listened but had plans. Well, the plans went awry when they went in to remove that fibroid and discovered I pretty much was growing an Ancient One in my guts. I’ll spare you the details but let just say, I was pretty much carting around a very angry, snapping turtle in my guts.

Sadly, during the eviction of Angry Snapping Turtle, they knicked my bladder and kidney tube. So, I’m currently hooked up to a lot of tubes and drains and will be going back into surgery on the 15th to get those repaired. So eventually, I’ll be recovering from the intial surgery starting next week. *grins*

And that’s where I am. Swear to God, I just want this over because it’s been impossible to live, write, pet the dog, sleep and all of that living thing for the past few years. So wish me luck and don’t let anyone tell you that you shouldn’t mix your wasabi into your shoyu. It’s your food. Do as you please.

WOOOOT! Hellion is out on Audio!

Oh hey, did I mention Hellion was out on Audio? And delightfully narrated by the fantastic Kale Williams…
 
So very excited to hear Kale take on Ivo and the rest of the boys. We got a sneak preview of his work in ‘Nother Sip of Gin and now… get ready for an emotional rollercoaster of a ride.
You can find Hellion on Audible, Amazon, iTunes and other audiobook retailers!
 

Bad, Dad, and Dangerous Anthology US and UK Audiobook Giveaway!


To celebrate the release of the Bad, Dad, and Dangerous anthology audiobook the authors are giving away four UK and four US audiobooks (same content, just the audible location!) to lucky winners. Enter at the rafflecopters below!
(Rhys Ford’s blog subscription is under the search function)

CONTEST RUNS FROM 22 JUNE to 1 JULY!

US Drawing
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UK Drawing
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Bad, Dad, and Dangerous
by Bru Baker, Rhys Ford,
Jenn Moffatt, and TA Moore

School’s out for summer, and these dads are ready to ship their kids off to camp. Not just because their kids are monsters—whose aren’t?—but because they’re ready for some alone time to let their hair down and their fangs out. You see, not only are the kids monsters—their dads are too.

Even the most dangerous of creatures has a soft spot. These bad, dangerous dads love their kids to death, but they need romance.

Every year, for a few short weeks, these hot men with a little extra in their blood get to be who they truly are. And this year, life has a surprise for them. Whether they be mage, shifter, vampire, or changeling, these heartbreakingly handsome dads might be looking to tear up the town… but they’ll end up falling in love. All it takes is the right man to bring them to their knees.

Purchase the Bad, Dad and Dangerous Anthology at: https://books2read.com/u/mejMeZ

 

 

 

‘Nother Sip of Gin Audiobook is Ready for your Listening Pleasure

I am so delighted  ‘Nother Sip of Gin Audiobook was out.
Check out Kale Williams bringing the Sinners (and 415 Ink) boys to life! Because it’s a nice weekend to have another Sip of Gin!
Honestly, listening to Kale work through these stories is like coming home to good friends. I was so excited to hear his work and couldn’t be happier to have him onboard. It’s sooo good.
For Crossroads Gin rock stars Miki, Damien, Rafe, and Forest, life is a Möbius strip of music, mayhem, and murder. Through it all, the sweet, hot moments between tours with lovers, friends, and family keep them sane, healthy, and happy. This Sinners collection features short stories spanning the entire series, from before the first note to after the lights go out.

Coming Late November— Bound (Chinatown Demons, Book One) by Rhys Ford….

PPPPPSSSTTTT…. HOW ABOUT A COVER REVEAL?

Coming Late November 2020…. from Rhys Ford
And published by Rogue Firebird Press
AND a few short weeks later, grab the audiobook… narrated by Greg Tremblay.
Bound, Chinatown Demons, Book One
Chinatown, San Francisco.
A different place — another time— and where the city’s streets keep secrets, shadowy mysteries SFPD Inspector Spencer Ricci needs to dig through after he finds himself on a case involving a dismembered, mummified man in a restaurant’s locked storage room.
Spencer drags around a lot of baggage, including an ongoing battle with the bottle and a long career as an LAPD detective he’d set fire to in a blaze of booze-soaked mistakes. San Francisco is supposed to be a new start but his old ghosts haunt him, beckoning him back into his self-destructive bad habits. Bad habits that include contemplating doing dirty things with the wrong kind of guy and this time, it’s a sleek, cold-tempered medical examiner named Xian Carter with a complicated reputation.
For a century-old demon, Xian Carter is content with his secretive life. Hiding his nature from the mundane world, he blends in with the city’s inhabitants as best he can but even the best of predators make mistakes. Delving into the mysteries of the dead provide a welcome distraction from endless nights and hiding in plain sight amuses him, until something supernaturally wicked comes knocking on his door with an extremely hot, broody Inspector close behind.
Murder makes for strange bedfellows and this one is no exception. The twists and turns of the case leaves Xian and Spencer on a wild goose chase after clues but Xian can only hope there’s a human at the end of the trail—because the last thing San Francisco needs is another predator.
 
Bound, Chinatown Demons, Book One by Rhys Ford

Follow the Silk Dragon Salsa Blog Tour! Last Stop: MM Good Book Reviews!

Welcome back to Kai Gracen’s world and the Silk Dragon Salsa Blog tour! Visit each stop and enter that blog’s $20 USD gift certificate giveaway!

Today’s stop is: MM Good Books

July
9           Tyra’s Book Nook
10         Paranormal Romance Guild
12         The Blogger Girls
13         Reading Reality
14         Love Bytes
15         MM Good Books

And be sure to pick up your own copy of Silk Dragon Salsa at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and other fine online book stores!
Dreamspinner Link: www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/silk-dragon-salsa-by-rhys-ford-11709-b
Universal Amazon Link: mybook.to/SilkDragonSalsa/

Silk Dragon Salsa by Rhys Ford
SoCalGov Stalker Kai Gracen always knew Death walked in his shadow. Enough people told him that, including his human mentor, Dempsey. Problem was, the old man never told him what to do when Death eventually caught up.

Where Tanic, his elfin father and the Wild Hunt Master of the Unsidhe Court, brought Kai pain and suffering, Dempsey gave him focus and a will to live or at least until everything unraveled. Now caught in a web of old lies and half-truths, Kai is torn between the human and elfin world, unsure of who he is anymore. Left with a hollowness he can’t fill, Kai aches to find solace in the one elfin he trusts, a Sidhe Lord named Ryder but he has unfinished business with Dempsey’s estranged brother, a man who’d long ago swore off anything to do with the feral elfin child Dempsey dragged up from the gutter.

Reeling from past betrayals, Kai searches for Dempsey’s brother, hoping to do right by the man saved him while trying to keep one step ahead of the death haunting his every step. Kai never thought he’d find love or happiness as a Stalker but when Death comes knocking at his door, Kai discovers a fierce need to live life to the fullest — even if that means turning his back on people he calls family.

Follow the Silk Dragon Salsa Blog Tour! Stop Four: Love Bytes! AND IT IS RELEASE DAY!

Welcome back to Kai Gracen’s world and the Silk Dragon Salsa Blog tour! Visit each stop and enter that blog’s $20 USD gift certificate giveaway!

Today’s stop is: Love Bytes

July
9           Tyra’s Book Nook
10         Paranormal Romance Guild
12         The Blogger Girls
13         Reading Reality
14         Love Bytes
15         MM Good Books

And be sure to pick up your own copy of Silk Dragon Salsa at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and other fine online book stores!
Dreamspinner Link: www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/silk-dragon-salsa-by-rhys-ford-11709-b
Universal Amazon Link: mybook.to/SilkDragonSalsa/

Silk Dragon Salsa by Rhys Ford
SoCalGov Stalker Kai Gracen always knew Death walked in his shadow. Enough people told him that, including his human mentor, Dempsey. Problem was, the old man never told him what to do when Death eventually caught up.

Where Tanic, his elfin father and the Wild Hunt Master of the Unsidhe Court, brought Kai pain and suffering, Dempsey gave him focus and a will to live or at least until everything unraveled. Now caught in a web of old lies and half-truths, Kai is torn between the human and elfin world, unsure of who he is anymore. Left with a hollowness he can’t fill, Kai aches to find solace in the one elfin he trusts, a Sidhe Lord named Ryder but he has unfinished business with Dempsey’s estranged brother, a man who’d long ago swore off anything to do with the feral elfin child Dempsey dragged up from the gutter.

Reeling from past betrayals, Kai searches for Dempsey’s brother, hoping to do right by the man saved him while trying to keep one step ahead of the death haunting his every step. Kai never thought he’d find love or happiness as a Stalker but when Death comes knocking at his door, Kai discovers a fierce need to live life to the fullest — even if that means turning his back on people he calls family.

Follow the Silk Dragon Salsa Blog Tour! Stop Four: Reading Reality!

Welcome back to Kai Gracen’s world and the Silk Dragon Salsa Blog tour! Visit each stop and enter that blog’s $20 USD gift certificate giveaway!

Today’s stop is: Reading Reality

July
9           Tyra’s Book Nook
10         Paranormal Romance Guild
12         The Blogger Girls
13         Reading Reality
14         Love Bytes
15         MM Good Books

And be sure to pick up your own copy of Silk Dragon Salsa at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and other fine online book stores!
Dreamspinner Link: www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/silk-dragon-salsa-by-rhys-ford-11709-b
Universal Amazon Link: mybook.to/SilkDragonSalsa/

Silk Dragon Salsa by Rhys Ford
SoCalGov Stalker Kai Gracen always knew Death walked in his shadow. Enough people told him that, including his human mentor, Dempsey. Problem was, the old man never told him what to do when Death eventually caught up.

Where Tanic, his elfin father and the Wild Hunt Master of the Unsidhe Court, brought Kai pain and suffering, Dempsey gave him focus and a will to live or at least until everything unraveled. Now caught in a web of old lies and half-truths, Kai is torn between the human and elfin world, unsure of who he is anymore. Left with a hollowness he can’t fill, Kai aches to find solace in the one elfin he trusts, a Sidhe Lord named Ryder but he has unfinished business with Dempsey’s estranged brother, a man who’d long ago swore off anything to do with the feral elfin child Dempsey dragged up from the gutter.

Reeling from past betrayals, Kai searches for Dempsey’s brother, hoping to do right by the man saved him while trying to keep one step ahead of the death haunting his every step. Kai never thought he’d find love or happiness as a Stalker but when Death comes knocking at his door, Kai discovers a fierce need to live life to the fullest — even if that means turning his back on people he calls family.

Follow the Silk Dragon Salsa Blog Tour! Stop Three: The Blogger Girls!

Welcome back to Kai Gracen’s world and the Silk Dragon Salsa Blog tour! Visit each stop and enter that blog’s $20 USD gift certificate giveaway!

Today’s stop is:   The Blogger Girls

July
9           Tyra’s Book Nook
10         Paranormal Romance Guild
12         The Blogger Girls
13         Reading Reality
14         Love Bytes
15         MM Good Books

And be sure to pick up your own copy of Silk Dragon Salsa at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and other fine online book stores!
Dreamspinner Link: www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/silk-dragon-salsa-by-rhys-ford-11709-b
Universal Amazon Link: mybook.to/SilkDragonSalsa/

Silk Dragon Salsa by Rhys Ford
SoCalGov Stalker Kai Gracen always knew Death walked in his shadow. Enough people told him that, including his human mentor, Dempsey. Problem was, the old man never told him what to do when Death eventually caught up.

Where Tanic, his elfin father and the Wild Hunt Master of the Unsidhe Court, brought Kai pain and suffering, Dempsey gave him focus and a will to live or at least until everything unraveled. Now caught in a web of old lies and half-truths, Kai is torn between the human and elfin world, unsure of who he is anymore. Left with a hollowness he can’t fill, Kai aches to find solace in the one elfin he trusts, a Sidhe Lord named Ryder but he has unfinished business with Dempsey’s estranged brother, a man who’d long ago swore off anything to do with the feral elfin child Dempsey dragged up from the gutter.

Reeling from past betrayals, Kai searches for Dempsey’s brother, hoping to do right by the man saved him while trying to keep one step ahead of the death haunting his every step. Kai never thought he’d find love or happiness as a Stalker but when Death comes knocking at his door, Kai discovers a fierce need to live life to the fullest — even if that means turning his back on people he calls family.