Where I am and Where I’m Going.

Good morning all!  I’m going to cross post this in group and on my blog so it’s pretty much a global newsletter.

I am back in San Diego and trying to get my head back around writing and all of that. Got some swag in for the Europe trip and I think I’m going to add them to swag rotation for the US. So far I have two round stickers, the kind you’d put on your laptop. One for Kai and the other for Sinners. I’ll get pix later.

And with that in mind, I’m going to try to get swag packets together when I come back in April to send out to people who want them but can’t hit a con.

We might have another UK author joining us at the St. Pancras meet but I will need to verify. If you haven’t RSVPed for the London meet, please do so. Email me at rhysford(at)vitaenoir(dot)com. Swag will be brought.

Upcoming events are:

Kings Cross, London, UK
Wednesday 22 March 2017
5:30-9 pm • Readers Meetup with TA Moore
The Betjeman Arms
Unit 53, St Pancras International Station,
Kings Cross London N1C 4QL

Salon du Livre 2017 (Paris, France • Porte de Versailles)
Saturday 25 March 2017
12-2 pm •  Dreamspinner Press Booth (Stand D14) with TA Moore
2-4 pm • Reines-Beaux Booth with Ariel Tachna

Sunday 26 March 2017
4-6 pm • Reines-Beaux Booth with Charlie Cochet

Hope to see you there if you are in the area!

In other news… I can breathe. It’s amazing what Sudafed can do for breathing when I’ve been congested for the past two days.

Heading Home

Boy was this a long trip. Busy trip. Not long in days but so much stuff packed into every minute that I’m wiped clean off the board.

We’ll be heading to the airport… (TA Moore and I)… in just a little bit.

There’s an odd sadness when the DSP workshop ends because it’s like you’re leaving from a family holiday and the first thing you do when saying goodbye is to remind ourselves of when we’re going to see one another again.

So right now, I’m off to San Diego where I hope to sleep on the plane, stumble into my own bed and probably have a cairn terrorist who more than likely will need a bath at my feet. The cat might take a day or two to forgive me. She’s iffy.

Smooches and I’ll see all of you in a few hours.

At the Dreamspinner Press Workshop with Greg Tremblay, Derrick McClain and Joel Froomkin

I wanted to share with you a Facebook Live cast done at the Dreamspinner Author Workshop. We had the gift of three fabulous narrators joining us at the workshop and they took time to answer questions from their live audience as well as from attending authors regarding their work and their talent.

So, here is a narration chat with Derrick McClain Joel Leslie Froomkin and Greg Tremblay

Meet Rhys Ford and TA Moore in Kings Cross, London, UK on 22 March 2017

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Meet Rhys Ford and TA Moore in Kings Cross, London, UK
22 March 2017 • 5:30 pm

The Betjeman Arms
Unit 53, St Pancras International Station, St Pancras International, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QL, UK
+44 20 7923 5440
thebetjemanarms.co.uk

So we can get a good headcount for the pub, please RSVP to
rhysford(at) vitaenoir(dot)com
or
tammy(at)nevertobetold(dot)co(dot)uk

 

There’s This Guy is now up for pre-order on Amazon!

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Jake and Dallas’ story is now up for pre-order on Amazon. This is my first take on contemporary romance and how two men deal with the darkness shadowing Jake’s life.

There’s This Guy
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 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 sweet, artistic 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.

 

 

Going to GRL 2017!

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I will be attending GayRomLit 2017 in Denver (Oct. 19-22, 2017) as a Featured Author. Join me and a whole slew of fabulous authors in Denver!  General registration opening soon!

Link to site: GAYROMLIT

I’m already contemplating swag for the fall con season. So many options! And since I’ll be on a road trip with some of the San Diego Crewe, it’ll be a week long fun event. We’ll be hitting up Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon’s South Rim and Durango before we pull into Denver via Colorado Springs.

#GRLRoadCrewe2017 for the win!

 

There’s This Guy has a cover update!

There's This Guy by Rhys FordAfter a little bit of deliberation, a tagline’s been added to TTG’s cover, mostly because well, I want people to know this isn’t a mystery but rather a contemporary romance.

As told by me. So, take that as you will.

Still available at Dreamspinner Press and I hope to have third-party links soon.

There’s been a bit of question about the cover….mostly, hot guy but what’s with the colour? I wanted something that conveyed Jake’s world changing, pulling him out of the greys and into a vibrant, colourful world. Dallas walks with him as Jake makes that emotional journey, and that’s pretty much what the book is about.

So, watch for it on March 17, 2017! And I’ll let you all know if it goes on sale at any time between then and now.

There’s This Guy
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 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 sweet, artistic 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.