Today’s Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour Post 7 is at The Novel Approach! Don’t Forget to Enter The Giveaways!

Today’s Blog Post is at The Novel Approach!

Be sure to stop by all participating blogs during the Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour! I have written a serialized story about Rook and his cousin, Alex, as they go to an estate sale… an adventure neither one of them expected. Be sure to follow the story and enter each blog’s giveaway. There will be a gift certificate given away at every stop!

Sept
14        MMGoodbook Reviews
15        Love Bytes
18        Sinfully Gay Reviews
19        Joyfully Jay
20        NDulgent Bloggers
21        It’s About The Book
22        The Novel Approach
23        rhysford.com (Epilogue)

Tramps and Thieves (Now Live!)
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Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.

Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder…and sleeping with Harold’s wife.

For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West L.A. detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.

When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.

 

Today’s Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour Post 6 is at It’s About The Book!

Today’s Blog Post is at  It’s About The Book!

Be sure to stop by all participating blogs during the Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour! I have written a serialized story about Rook and his cousin, Alex, as they go to an estate sale… an adventure neither one of them expected. Be sure to follow the story and enter each blog’s giveaway. There will be a gift certificate given away at every stop!

Sept
14        MMGoodbook Reviews
15        Love Bytes
18        Sinfully Gay Reviews
19        Joyfully Jay
20        NDulgent Bloggers
21        It’s About The Book
22        The Novel Approach
23        rhysford.com (Epilogue)

Tramps and Thieves (Now Live!)
Order from Dreamspinner Press

Order from Amazon
Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.

Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder…and sleeping with Harold’s wife.

For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West L.A. detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.

When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.

 

Today’s Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour Stop is Post 5 at Ndulgent Bloggers!

Today’s Blog Post is at   NDulgent Bloggers (Guilty Indulgence)!

Be sure to stop by all participating blogs during the Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour! I have written a serialized story about Rook and his cousin, Alex, as they go to an estate sale… an adventure neither one of them expected. Be sure to follow the story and enter each blog’s giveaway. There will be a gift certificate given away at every stop!

Sept
14        MMGoodbook Reviews
15        Love Bytes
18        Sinfully Gay Reviews
19        Joyfully Jay
20        NDulgent Bloggers
21        It’s About the Book
22        The Novel Approach
23        rhysford.com (Epilogue)

Tramps and Thieves (Now Live!)
Order from Dreamspinner Press

Order from Amazon
Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.

Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder…and sleeping with Harold’s wife.

For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West L.A. detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.

When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.

 

Today’s Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour Stop is Post 4 at Joyfully Jay!

Today’s Blog Post is at Joyfully Jay!

Be sure to stop by all participating blogs during the Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour! I have written a serialized story about Rook and his cousin, Alex, as they go to an estate sale… an adventure neither one of them expected. Be sure to follow the story and enter each blog’s giveaway. There will be a gift certificate given away at every stop!

Sept
14        MMGoodbook Reviews
15        Love Bytes
18        Sinfully Gay Reviews
19        Joyfully Jay
20        NDulgent Bloggers
21        It’s About the Book
22        The Novel Approach
23        rhysford.com (Epilogue)

Tramps and Thieves (Now Live!)
Order from Dreamspinner Press

Order from Amazon
Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.

Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder…and sleeping with Harold’s wife.

For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West L.A. detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.

When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.

 

Bob The Cat T-Shirts are Now in The Shop!

Many of you have asked for a Bob The Cat shirt and well, here it is. Both quirky and disdainful, carry your very own Bob with you into battle, on coffee runs or even while getting a drumstick cone from the ice cream truck you’ve chased down the street in your T-Rex fluffy slippers.

There is a variety of items to choose from and more coming in the future…whenever I’ve got some time. Hoping to get some Hellsinger stuff up and maybe a shop shirt from Potter’s Field, Rook’s place of business.

As always, there is a nominal 25 cents charge off of the wholesale price for the shirts just to cover any licenses and/or fees. I’m not looking to make money, I’m looking to put cool stuff on your chests, laptops and things you drink from!

Link to Bob
Link to the General Store Front

 

Took The Weekend Off BUT Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour Post 3 is at Sinfully Gay Review!

Today’s Blog Post is at Sinfully Gay Reviews!

Be sure to stop by all participating blogs during the Tramps and Thieves Blog Tour! I have written a serialized story about Rook and his cousin, Alex, as they go to an estate sale… an adventure neither one of them expected. Be sure to follow the story and enter each blog’s giveaway. There will be a gift certificate given away at every stop!

Sept
14        MMGoodbook Reviews
15        Love Bytes
18        Sinfully Gay Reviews
19        Joyfully Jay
20        NDulgent Bloggers
21        It’s About the Book
22        The Novel Approach
23        rhysford.com (Epilogue)

If you’ve missed the first book in the series, Murder and Mayhem, it is now a 99-cent sale eBook at Amazon (price matched at the Dreamspinner store): As the bodies pile up around a former cat burglar’s feet, he’s forced to reach out to the last man he’d expect to believe in his innocence—and the only man who’s ever gotten under his skin.

Murder and Mayhem Dreamspinner Press Link 
Murder and Mayhem Amazon Link

Tramps and Thieves (Available Sept 18)
Order from Dreamspinner Press

Order from Amazon
Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.

Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder…and sleeping with Harold’s wife.

For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West L.A. detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.

When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.

 

Ship Your Dreamspinner, DSP Publications, and Harmony Ink Paperbacks Straight to GRL! And 30% Off Too!

From September 17-22, all Dreamspinner Press, DSP Publications and Harmony Ink paperbacks are 30% off. Plus, readers can get free shipping to GRL using the code GRL2017. (Sale is set to begin and end based on Eastern Daylight Time.)

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/

https://www.dsppublications.com/

https://www.harmonyinkpress.com/

 

Sin and Tonic

So, I’ve spent the day plotting out Sin and Tonic. I started at about 10 AM and it is now 2:30 PM. I am only on chapter 18. I’ve stopped to do minor things like make sure the cat had his meds and that the dog’s eardrops were applied but for the most part, it is been spent on the book.

This is possibly the most detailed plot that I have done ever. I feel like this book requires it. Normally I just do a chapter number and a brief few lines telling me what scene needs to happen or what is the take away but this time I’m actually going scene by scene. Which I haven’t done since Black Dog Blues. It is kind of crazy to work like this. It doesn’t leave a lot of room to wiggle plot around but I think especially for this novel, it needs to be as tight as possible.

I will be writing some of this in Hawai’i, California, and if I don’t finish it earlier, probably on the road trip to GRL and while I am in Denver. So in a lot of ways, I am going to be on a road trip while writing about the band. That’s kind of ironic and in some ways, poetic. Because it mirrors the journey that I’ve taken. I started off in Hawai’i, eventually moved to California where I began to write about Cole as well as Miki and the boys, which led me to being published and attending GRL as an author. I have made a lot of friends along the way, met a lot of wonderful people, and had my life changed so tremendously on that journey. I hope all of you will be with me as we go through the final stretch.

It is difficult to be saying goodbye to Miki and Kane. Trust me I know that. It is going to hurt when I write those final twenty songs because I know that it will truly be the end. And while I don’t know if I’m ready to write that, I know I have to. The time is come. The time has truly come to write that sunset.

I’m not to say that it’s bittersweet because it really is not. It’s kind of cathartic, because Miki begins to heal. No, not just heal — he begins to thrive. And really is the point of the series. We started with Miki and Kane, so we’re going to end with Miki and Kane. I’m really looking forward to writing their happily ever after.

New Ink. Rob Benavides of Flying Panther Tattoo in San Diego Rocks!

Ink is done. Hurts a bit. This was a two session stint. First pass was outline and shading of the lower half. Today (or rather yesterday) was finishing up the upper half, which includes very sensitive skin. I’d have tapped out if we’d done it all in one stint.

The design is meant to invoke kimono / textile flowers found in traditional Japanese art. Also in the style of hanafuda cards, a game I’ve played since I could count pennies…and taught others how to play. It’s an addiction. I need more people to learn it. But learn the Hawai’i style because it’s easier on the brain.

The dragon and other flower are much older and the inks have changed so dramatically since that time. We’re talking more than a decade-and-a-half or thereabouts.

This was done at Flying Panther Tattoo by Rob Benavides who is a master of tattooing and a really awesome guy. Those of you who read the Kai Gracen series might recognize the Flying Panther name. I gave them a shout out in Book One.

Now, I need a nap. And maybe some pizza.

Florida Authors and Publishers’ Association Book Awards

I am very honoured to announce two of my books have been selected for the finals in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association awards.

Hanging the Stars is up for Adult Fiction-Genre: Romance
AND
my darkest little kitten of a book,
Ink and Shadows is up for Adult Fiction-Genre: Sci-Fi and Fantasy

ALSO Congrats to TA Moore for Dog Days being a finalist in Adult Fiction-Genre: Romance!!

We won’t find out who won anything until August 5th but so very exciting and I thank everyone for their support! Much love.