Friday, May 23, 2014

Guest Post: The Devils Brew by Rhys Ford

~WooHoo the legit Rhys Ford is stopping by the blog today. Which reminds me that I need to do some serious Rhys Ford reading.~

Tamm, a darling dear friend of mine and one of the Five, is a writer. Actually she’s got a doctorate in writing and really far outstrips me in writing on all fronts. Funny thing is, people find out what she writes and their response is usually; But you seem so nice.

It’s kind of that way with me too. Except flipped. Most people read me first then when they meet you they say things like; But you seem so normal.

Well, until they get to know me better then for some reason it’s assumed I’m a mass murderer just waiting for people’s back to be turned.

Really. That’s not true.

I mean, really. Why wait?

Sadly, no one dies in The Devil’s Brew. Nope. Not a drop of blood is shed.

Which makes writing rather interesting because really, murder is always a good thing to amp up a storyline.

Revisiting the Sinners boys in this kind of novella was interesting. Keep in mind, I’m a book ahead of everyone so going back and filling in the blanks as it were takes a bit of balance…also it was about sexy times and paper hearts. Miki’s pretty decent at the first but not at the second.

But oh, learning how to express love is a challenge for so many people and I wanted to present Miki’s unique challenges in the pit-laden journey of his love life. And yes, he does have some assistance from Kane’s father because really if you can’t call Donal to come bail you out, who can you call?

I needed The Devil’s Brew to be a bit of a lead-in for Tequila because the shift in the series begins at Devil’s. Mainly, yes murder and mayhem but the following books are as equally romance based as they are suspense. It’s about relationships and trust building, something the Morgan boys are quite good at. Even if their lovers are a bit shaky on the whole idea.

It’s also damned hard to talk about a novella without giving a lot away. Suffice it to say, there’s a bit of loving, a lot of worry and a glittered dog.

A glittered dog makes the story. Really. Like icing on a cake. If you like that sort of thing. I’m not one for frosting or icing.

I really hope you enjoy the brief stop with Miki and Kane before we heading into the meat of Tequila Mockingbird. A wafer thin mint meant to refresh and soothe.

You know… before I start the killings again. *grins*

§ The Devil’s Brew

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?


Available at Dreamspinner Press:

And Amazon:

Rhys 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.

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