Saturday Series Spotlight & Giveaway: Rhys Ford’s Sinners Series

First off, thank you Kathy for letting me be here! I really appreciate you giving me time and space on your blog. Thank you.

I was about to go exclamation mark crazy but that’s also kind of how I talk. Deep breath. More coffee.

Actually once of the greatest pleasures is coffee. Well for me. There’s also fresh fruit. And I have a deep love for strawberry lemonade, made with that slurpy strawberries you have to dig out of the freezer.

Comfort food for that part of your brain that purrs when you taste something that tickles your tongue.

Reading is like that for me as well. See, I’m much more of a reader than I am a writer. And I write a shit ton of a lot but reading, god—that just takes me places.

Like a good truffle, a nice book rolls through the brain and hits just the right nerve. That pleasure centre.

Okay, now to be fair, I also love Spam.

I’m from Hawai’i. Spam is one of the food groups there. Really. Fried spam and rice. I was told when I was a little kid, never get too proud to eat spam.

Reading is kind of that way too. Because damn, I love to read treacle as well as the fantastically in depth thriller. Because there’s that part of the brain that can only be fed by the word. And man, I feed my brain a lot.

I have a special love for paranormal and historical, two styles. Now keep in mind, I love contemporary and suspense too but oh, paranormal tickles the fancy some days. But murder, sweet murder is a sandbox I really like playing in.

I didn’t play too hard in that sandbox for Tequila Mockingbird. This story was subtler where the killing was concerned because there was a bit more of a relationship to build. Well, people to build. In this installment of the Sinners series, Connor and Forest are both coming from very different places in their minds but pretty much the same point of their desires—can he really want me?

With luck, I’ve built that bridge for them in this book and I truly hope you enjoy it. Most of all, I hope any book you grab brings you enjoyment. Because really, nothing better than feeding your brain.


Author Bio
rhysRhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.


ginTitle: Sinner’s Gin by Rhys Ford
Sinners Series Book One
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Length: 260 pages

Summary:

Sinners Series: Book One

There’s a dead man in Miki St. John’s vintage Pontiac GTO, and he has no idea how it got there.

After Miki survives the tragic accident that killed his best friend and the other members of their band, Sinner’s Gin, all he wants is to hide from the world in the refurbished warehouse he bought before their last tour. But when the man who sexually abused him as a boy is killed and his remains are dumped in Miki’s car, Miki fears Death isn’t done with him yet.

Kane Morgan, the SFPD inspector renting space in the art co-op next door, initially suspects Miki had a hand in the man’s murder, but Kane soon realizes Miki is as much a victim as the man splattered inside the GTO. As the murderer’s body count rises, the attraction between Miki and Kane heats up. Neither man knows if they can make a relationship work, but despite Miki’s emotional damage, Kane is determined to teach him how to love and be loved — provided, of course, Kane can catch the killer before Miki becomes the murderer’s final victim.


wryTitle: Whiskey and Wry by Rhys Ford
Sinners Series Book Two
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Length: 254 pages

Summary:

Sequel to Sinner’s Gin
Sinners Series: Book Two

He was dead. And it was murder most foul. If erasing a man’s existence could even be called murder.

When Damien Mitchell wakes, he finds himself without a life or a name. The Montana asylum’s doctors tell him he’s delusional and his memories are all lies: he’s really Stephen Thompson, and he’d gone over the edge, obsessing about a rock star who died in a fiery crash. His chance to escape back to his own life comes when his prison burns, but a gunman is waiting for him, determined that neither Stephen Thompson nor Damien Mitchell will escape.

With the assassin on his tail, Damien flees to the City by the Bay, but keeping a low profile is the only way he’ll survive as he searches San Francisco for his best friend, Miki St. John. Falling back on what kept him fed before he made it big, Damien sings for his supper outside Finnegan’s, an Irish pub on the pier, and he soon falls in with the owner, Sionn Murphy. Damien doesn’t need a complication like Sionn, and to make matters worse, the gunman—who doesn’t mind going through Sionn or anyone else if that’s what it takes kill Damien—shows up to finish what he started.


brewTitle: The Devil’s Brew by Rhys Ford
Sinners Series Book 2.5
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, M/M
Length: 66 pages

Summary:

Sinners Series: Book 2.5

Miki St. John’s life has been turned upside down, but it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

His best friend, Damien Mitchell, is back from the dead. He has a dog named Dude. And more importantly, he and his lover, SFPD Inspector Kane Morgan, now share Miki’s converted warehouse.

For the first time ever, Miki’s living a happy and normal-ish life, but when Valentine’s Day rolls around, Miki realizes he knows next to nothing about being domestic or domesticated. Nothing about the traditional lover’s holiday makes sense to him, but Miki wants to give Kane a Valentine’s Day the man will never forget.

Can he pull off a day of wine and roses? Or will his screwed-up childhood come back and bite Miki in the ass?

Again.


tequilaTitle: Tequila Mockingbird by Rhys Ford
Sinners Series Book Three
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Length: 250 pages

Summary:

Sequel to Whiskey and Wry
Sinners Series: Book Three

Lieutenant Connor Morgan of SFPD’s SWAT division wasn’t looking for love. Especially not in a man. His life plan didn’t include one Forest Ackerman, a brown-eyed, blond drummer who’s as sexy as he is trouble. His family depends on him to be like his father, a solid pillar of strength who’ll one day lead the Morgan clan.

No, Connor has everything worked out—a career in law enforcement, a nice house, and a family. Instead, he finds a murdered man while on a drug raid and loses his heart comforting the man’s adopted son. It wasn’t like he’d never thought about men — it’s just loving one doesn’t fit into his plans.

Forest Ackerman certainly doesn’t need to be lusting after a straight cop, even if Connor Morgan is everywhere he looks, especially after Frank’s death. He’s just talked himself out of lusting for the brawny cop when his coffee shop becomes a war zone and Connor Morgan steps in to save him.

Whoever killed his father seems intent on Forest joining him in the afterlife. As the killer moves closer to achieving his goal, Forest tangles with Connor Morgan and is left wondering what he’ll lose first—his life or his heart.

Read my review HERE.


Giveaway

I am giving away one eBook from the Sinners series-WINNER’S CHOICESinner’s Gin or Whiskey and Wry. Here’s how to enter the Saturday Series Spotlight contest:

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5 Responses to Saturday Series Spotlight & Giveaway: Rhys Ford’s Sinners Series

  1. Timitra

    Thanks for the spotlight and giveaway

  2. H.B.

    Thank you for the feature and for giveaway!

    Fried spam and rice is really good. I loved it as a kid, it use to be a bit of a treat.

  3. Sherry

    These look like great books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Cindy DeGraaff

    Rhys sounds like an interesting person. Thanks for the interview, the books summaries and the giveaway!

  5. Lillian Francis

    This giveaway caouldn’t be more timely. I finished Sinners Gin at the weekend. Throughly enjoyed it.