Anniversary Shenanigans: Author Visit and Give-Away: Rhys Ford

Oh. Mah. Gawd!  Today we have the talented, the creative, the amazing Rhys Ford in the clubhouse! *cheers wildly*  See what she has to say about dead people, dragons and Rock Stars.  Just ignore all the squeeing.  I can't seem to help myself when she's around.

BMBR:  What are your favorite M/M themes?
Rhys:  Um… two guys having sex and falling in love. *grins* I have no idea. Usually I start off with personalities and then work out how they fit. Name them. Find the conflict. Find the resolution.
Oh and kill people. Apparently I need dead people in my books. Go figure.

BMBR:  What books do you consider Desert Island Keepers? 
Rhys:  I can’t even answer this. How big of an island? I have about 3000 ebooks alone. Guh. Really… Guh.

BMBR:  What's your go-to tasty beverage?
Rhys:  Coffee. Whiskey. Coffee. *grins* I do like a good iced Vietnamese coffee or a boba milk coffee. For tea I prefer a simple English Breakfast but I can get happy with an Earl Grey latte.

BMBR:  Do you have any secret talents? Inquiring minds want to know.
Rhys:  I don’t even have any overt talents much less secret ones. Um…. Shit, no idea. I cook? That’s stretching it. I’m pretty boring. *nods* I sing for Rock Band but mostly because I can trick the Xbox into thinking I’m hitting the range. I wouldn’t say I can sing.

BMBR:  If you had to choose to be one magical beast, what would it be and why? (you don't have to say unicorn...but we won't say neigh either)
Rhys:  A dragon. It’s my birth year. And most of my tattoos have a dragon in them. A kitsune would also be nice.

BMBR:  Who's your favorite porn star? 
Rhys:  I am going to be a pretentious douche here and say I don’t watch porn. Well not on a regular basis. Or even semi-regular basis. Not that I’m against porn. I just never get around to it. Every once in a while I look something up to see if it’s possible but I don’t really know who they are. I’ve apparently posted porn artists in my morning shots because everyone knows who they are. I’m all… yeah, got nothing. But they’re pretty.

BMBR:  Do you have author envy? Whose words do you read and think, "GAH, I wish I wrote that!"? 
Rhys:  Have you not READ my Facebook feed? God, pretty much everyone. I’m going to go outside of genre to say Courtship Rite by Donald Kingsbury and Warchild by Karin Lowachee. In genre, toooooo many to list. I will admit…. Barely… a distinct want or rather need, to suck up the Two Jordans brains. *nods*

BMBR:  Any new projects you're currently working on? 
Rhys:  Right now, I’m working on a new series called Murder and Mayhem. It’s set in modern-day Los Angeles and features a Hispanic detective embroiled in a murder investigation with a former cat burglar. Oh…and they have a….history. *grins*

BMBR:  Thanks again for being a part of our Anniversary Shenanigans.  We love it every time you visit the stables and you're welcome back any time.
Rhys:  Thank you for having me. Really. Thank you and smooooches.  

 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.

It's time for a giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a $20 USD gift card and an ebook from Rhys Ford's catalogue.
To enter to win, please leave a comment on this blog post and let us know (1) your name and a means of contacting you (e.g., email, Twitter handle, link to Goodreads account, etc.) and (2) what's your secret talent.

The giveaway is open until 10:00PM (Pacific time) on November 22nd. Shortly thereafter, we will contact a winner whom we will select using a highly scientific "names in a hat" method (or, you know, an internet randomizer). Please respond to the winning notification within 48 hours or we will choose another winner. 


  1. Always such fun answers to these questions! A secret talent eh... ummm... nope, don't have one. I suck at just about everything. Lol.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Such a fun post!!!
    I'm a bride whisperer... updos of any kind :)

  3. I am so looking forward to the next 2 Cole and Jae-Min books! Also loving the Hellsinger ones (Rhys always has such great titles).
    Secret talent....mmm, not a lot really, make a mean christmas cake??

    Littlesuze at

  4. Great interview and cute answers! Secret talent? Well not sure if this is a talent but can sew and crochet anything. But can't quilt, go figure!


  5. I'm a fan of Rhy's writing so would love to win. My secret talent would be that I can edit other people's letters, reports pretty good.
    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

  6. Great interview. Love Rhys Ford! <3 <3 <3 Secret talent? No clue. Chicken Whisperer?? deborah(dot)bluedrgon(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. My secret talent is....being able to touch my nose with my tongue...I know, disgusting!

  8. Loved the interview. Thanks for a chance to win. A secret talent...hmmm...really can't think of one unless you count having a black thumb or burning water....LOL

  9. Love Rhys' books!! Hmmm secret talent...I speak "cat", I swear my 2 cats can understand me and when they don't I believe they are just playing hard to get. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. I love Rhys's books. I have no secret talent. I am feeling deprived.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  11. Coffee and Whiskey for me, too, please. :-) The new series sounds great! I don't really have a secret talent, unless making decisions for other people counts. ;-)

    Thanks for the interview and contest!

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com

  12. Well, let me think.. hmm... hmmmm... hmmmmm... this is hard, LOL!
    I think I should ask my family and friends what secret talent I have because I can't find any myself. ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Serena S.

  13. Love, love, love Rhys's books! Secret talent? None that I can think of. Sad, huh? ;) Thanks for an opportunity in the giveaway.
    flutterfli01 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. Thanks for the fun interview! Secret talent...ability to learn things quickly. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Great interview! Loved the honest answers! My special talent? Hmmm....well I guess I should keep this clean ( Lol ) special talent is I was blessed with the ability to read really quickly.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  16. I'm a big fan and a fellow San Diegan!! I'm not sure if you can say this is a special talent but I'm pretty good at making Italian food! Thanks for the shot at winning this contest.

  17. I'm not sure I have any hidden talents but I'm quite good at crafts. Not painting or drawing or anything artistic like that but stuff from patterns crosstitch, knitting, quilting, ect.

    Miranda P

  18. I'm a pretty good at decorating cakes, but I also am very good at card tricks. That would probably be my secret talent! Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Scarlett - scarlettruin(at)gmail(dot)com

    I don't think I have any hidden talent - I'm like Miranda though, I do a lot of crafts, especially cross stitch :)

  20. Thanks for the great interview. I don't think I have any hidden talents.

  21. Very excited for the new series! My secret talent (and addiction) is Candy Crush (level 735, thank you very much).

  22. Love all of her books! Can't wait for any new ones! My secret talent...being able to stay awake for 3 weeks straight and know the hallucinations aren't real :-)'s a wonderful thing.

  23. Can't wait for the next Cole McGinnis book. Secret talent? Not sure it's good to tell it, the it won't be a secret ;) dmdkindle at gmail dot com

  24. Secret talent? Playing the clarinet (don't tell anyone).
    debdeege (at) optonline (dot) net

  25. Secret talent? This can be a problem too, but I can concentrate on my interests to the exclusions of all else.

  26. No secret talents. :(