Rhys Ford, Self-Published

Feel Like Playing The Blues? How About A Little Black Dog Blues And An Amazon Gift Card?

Ever since he’d been part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figured he’d used up any good karma he had when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races were left with a messy, monster-ridden world and Stalkers were often the only cavalry willing to ride to someone’s rescue when something shadowy and dark moved into the neighbourhood.

There certainly were no shortage of monsters or people stupidly willing to become lunch for one.

It was a hard life but one Kai liked. And he was good at it. Killing monsters was easy. Especially since he was one himself.

After an accident retired Dempsey out, Kai set up permanent shop in San Diego, contracting out to the local SoCalGov depot. It was a decent life, filled with bounty, a few friends and most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him he wasn’t really human.

That was until a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego and Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder’s fledgling Dawn Court. It was supposed to a simple run; head up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary with the new Court then back to San Diego. Easy, quick and best of all, profitable. But Ryder’s “simple” run leads to massive trouble and Kai ends up being caught in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping.

No one ever got rich by being a Stalker. But then hardly any of them got old either. The way things were looking, it didn’t look like Kai was going to be the exception.

Well, now that I have your attention, perhaps it’s time to announce that Rhys Ford has a new book she’s just self-published, which is the best part, but here’s another really awesome part: Rhys would love to give away an e-Copy of the book along with a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! That’s right, two, two, two prizes in one! (In the event the winner is a non-US resident, a substitute gift will be offered in lieu of the Amazon card.)

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment (along with your email address) right here, and you’ll automatically be placed in the running. All comments must be posted by 11:59pm Pacific time on Monday, July 1, 2013 (one entry comment per person, please).

The drawing will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd via Random.org, and the winner announced right here, so stay tuned, and good luck!


97 thoughts on “Feel Like Playing The Blues? How About A Little Black Dog Blues And An Amazon Gift Card?

  1. Pingback: Feel Like Playing The Blues? How About A Little Black Dog Blues And An Amazon Gift Card? | Rhys Ford

  2. Carolyn says:

    I love your writing, Rhys. All the best on this new release, and thank you for your generosity!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com


  3. Jackie McKenzie says:

    WOW look at the turnout here for Rhys! Just started this book and it is awesome. Thanks for visiting us today! Smooches


  4. Leslie says:

    I’m officially intrigued and I hope there is a “how to” section. I believe I would enjoy winning an elfin outcast of my very own!

    Momofsharkbait @ aol.com


  5. Amanda Seal says:

    Can I just take a moment here and say just how proud I am of Rhys? This book is clearly something new for her and despite the fact it does not fit neatly into a “genre” she is known for writing for she still kicked ass and took names. This is a fantastic step for her and I am waiting on pins and needles for the next books she has lined up for us. *waves Rhys flag*


    • Aw thank you. Heh… I do have a love for Urban Fantasy but wanted to do a different spin on it. Something a bit more Rhys Ford like but remain true to the genre. So… there we go. Black Dog Blues. I’m willing to take the hit for the path not normally taken but oh, it’s fun to write off-road :D *grins* Heh.

      Smooches and thanks.


  6. ravenm says:

    Yay! Been waiting excitedly (and impatiently) for this one since the day it popped up on Rhys’s sidebar previews. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!


  7. Miranda P says:

    I love the Cole McGinnis series and Sinner’s Gin. I am looking forward to reading this new series.


  8. This sounds fantastic (dragons!). I’m a fan of the Cole McGinnis series and also loved Sinner’s Gin and am just about dying for the next book, Whiskey and Wry (btw, love how the characters seem to like my favorite Asian artist, Hyde)

    Thanks for the chance! :)


    • God I love Hyde. Did you see his new album’s coming up in July? Can’t wait. Sooooo excited :D Heh. And the MV has dragons in it. Died laughing. :D

      Thank you… :D Heh :D


  9. Elaine Taylor says:

    I love all things Sidhe and Elfin… Id love ‘to win the book – the storyline has fascinated me since I first saw a little write up on FB… Please, please, please when I win, may I have a copy of Whisky & Wry instead of the Amazon card hehehe Love your Work Rhys :)


  10. Andrea M says:

    I’ve read all your books but this one and I’d love to win it. It will be a fantastic read while I’m waiting for another Sinner’s Gin book.

    Couldn’t help that; you should never have put that teaser at the end.


  11. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Rhys’ contest. It is now officially closed and the winner has been drawn. Congratulations go to…


    Woot! You’ll be hearing from Rhys soon, Renee! :-D


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s