Blog Tour & Giveaway: Down and Dirty by Rhys Ford

WOOOOOOOOT!  Rhys Ford is in the house!!!  She's here to talk about... about... oh my gawd I'm so excited... 



To celebrate the release of my new book, Down and Dirty, I’m inviting you to follow along with blog tour serial of a Cole McGinnis case, Dirty Minds! Enter to win a giveaway at every site!

From the moment former LAPD detective Bobby Dawson spots Ichiro Tokugawa, he knows the man is trouble. And not just because the much younger Japanese inker is hot, complicated, and pushes every one of Bobby’s buttons. No, Ichi is trouble because he’s Cole McGinnis’s younger brother and off-limits in every possible way. And Bobby knows that even before Cole threatens to kill him for looking Ichi’s way. But despite his gut telling him Ichi is bad news, Bobby can’t stop looking… or wanting.

Ichi was never one to play by the rules. Growing up in Japan as his father’s heir, he’d been bound by every rule imaginable until he had enough and walked away from everything to become his own man. Los Angeles was supposed to be a brief pitstop before he moved on, but after connecting with his American half-brothers, it looks like a good city to call home for a while—if it weren’t for Bobby Dawson.

Bobby is definitely a love-them-and-leave-them type, a philosophy Ichi whole-heartedly agrees with. Family was as much of a relationship as Ichi was looking for, but something about the gruff and handsome Bobby Dawson that makes Ichi want more.

Much, much more.

Rhys Ford’s Down and Dirty Giveaway
$20 Gift Certificate to the e-tailer of your choice If the blog uses a widget, enter there. If not, comment below. Winner to be chosen randomly. 

And now, for the moment you've all been waiting for...
Dirty Minds Part Two

I do not recommend landing in the middle of a busy Los Angeles street. If I’d had my preferences, I’d have wished the assholes in the minivan drove just one more fucking block and turned up Park View instead of Alvarado. At least that way, I would have had a fighting chance of skidding across fewer lanes or maybe even a wild right-hand bounce off of the asphalt and into a greensward.

Instead, I got a quick glimpse of Dr. Pacheco’s faded billboard plastered on the Wilshire-Alvarado Swap Meet building then all I saw was gritty, brown-cloud Los Angeles sky.

I also got a very hard, fast introduction to the excellent roadwork laid down by LA’s street crews.

Through a sheer miracle of luck, stupidity or a chance red light, the street was empty of vehicles. Unfortunately, that also meant there was nothing like a parked or idling car to stop me .

Despite the road crew’s best efforts to provide a smooth driving experience, there were definitely bumps in the road. I skidded and rolled over three-ish lanes of black top.My shoulder struck one and I tucked in to protect my face and hands. The black tuxedo jacket I’d just picked up from the cleaners took the brunt of the street’s rough surface. Anything left intact was then abraded and ripped apart as I rolled up the sloping curb. A tall palm growing on the edge of the park’s walk caught me before I could tumble into the obviously dangerous soft lawn and I came to a full stop, partially wrapped around the palm’s wide trunk.

I lay there gasping, turtled in a clump of long grasses someone’d thought to put around the palm’s base. I’d probably have to send that person a thank you card because the grasses were soft and cradled me while I did a quick limb check. A chatter of alarmed Spanish broke through my inventory of aches and pains then a very worried looking blond woman in an EMT uniform slid into my view of fronds and sky, her eyes a nearly impossible green I’d come to associate with wasabi peas.

“Sir, can you feel your legs?” She crouched next to me, running her hands over my legs. Attractive in that suntanned, healthy So-Cal kind of way, her golden ponytail bounced up and down through the hole in her ball cap but unsurprisingly, she did nothing for me.

Except find the scraped up spot on my knee.

“Okay, that’s missing skin,” I hissed. I tried sitting up. She protested but I insisted, moving her hand away as she tried to push me back down.

“No use. Unless his head’s cracked open and his brains are spilling out, he’s going to try to stand up. Might as well let him.” Bobby came into view, peering down at me with a judgmental scowl. “What the fucking hell were you thinking? Who the fuck in their right mind jumps on top of a moving van? Who cares if they’re stealing the damned wedding gifts? Just let the shit go.”

“Can’t… couldn’t,” I grumbled, taking his hand so I could get up out of the bushes. “Because those assholes didn’t just steal a fucking toaster. They took the grooms’ cat.”

Want to read more?  Check out these other awesome blog stops:

Down and Dirty Blog Tour
Dec 30 Part One — 3Chicks after dark
Dec 31 Part Two — Boy Meets Boy Reviews
Jan 1 Part Three — Joyfully Jay
Jan 2 Part Four — LoveBytes
Part Five — On Top Down Under
Jan 3 Part Six — Prism Alliance
Jan 4 Part Seven — It’s About The Book
Part Eight — The Blogger Girls
Jan 5 Part Nine — Sinfully Sexy
Jan 6 Part Ten — NDulgent Bloggers
Jan 7 Part Eleven — The Novel Approach
Jan 8 Part Twelve — Under the Covers Blog

Purchase Down and Dirty at Dreamspinner Press
Or Amazon

About Rhys Ford

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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And at the Starbucks down the street. No really, they’re 24/7. And a drive-thru. It’s like heaven. My books can be purchased, folded and first chapters read at Dreamspinner Press.


  1. This book looks so good!! Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  2. Great post I'm enjoying the story can't wait to read what happens next!


  3. Two days I can't wait wants now. So looking forward to the new book.


  4. Such a great series. Can't wait to read Bobby's story. Perfect way to start off the new year. :)

  5. Ah, there it was, the twist at the end is the cat!

    Littlesuze at

  6. So excited for the release! Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I so want this! It's on my TBR list just in case I don't win.

  8. I can't wait to read this book!

  9. Excited to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Grooms cat? Ooooh now I am curious xD

  11. Not the cat! Can't believe you're leaving us hanging. Love the serial and looking forward to the book.

  12. Can't wait for Bobby and Ichi book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    reyesfarrow87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. I am so excited for this book.

  14. Yea! Love this tour already :)


  15. Poor cat! I can't wait to read this book.

  16. Awesome giveaway, thanks!

  17. What are they going to do with the cat?!?! Thanks for another great story segment. Happy New Year!

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com

  18. Happy New Year! I love the Cat twist!

  19. The groom's cat? Just *who* is the groom? Now I'm worried about the poor cat!

  20. She knows how to keep us coming back for more! :-)

  21. I can't help but picture a cat in a box with its head poking out! Ouch on the road rash.

  22. Love the snippet, of course!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  23. The poor kitty (though I want to know why the cat was in the van with presents).

    Can't wait to read the next part!

  24. So excited that I wanna get am Ichi tat!!! :D

  25. Why can't January 2nd be today?!?

  26. Why can't January 2nd be today?!?

  27. I've had this on pre-order and am currently reading the previous books in the series. One of my favorites.

  28. So excited for this book! Love this series, and really anything written by Rhys Ford!

    calila1988 at yahoo . com

  29. So ready to start this series!


  30. Poor kitty cat! That must have been a wild ride for all.

  31. I'm super excited for this! One more day!

  32. Okay his insanity is explained! Who wouldn't chase down cat nappers after all?
    Devony31 @ gmail . Com

  33. This sounds so good. Thank you got the giveaway!

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  34. Love this series. Can't wait for Down and Dirty.

  35. I'm soooooo excited for this book.

  36. Oh looking forward to following the tour to read more, Thanks for the chance

  37. I love having a story to follow on the tour. Thank you for the new snippet. jczlapin(at)gmail(dot)com

  38. Glad no broken bones for Cole. Hmm, the cat is making me think about Jae's cat. But that must be a tease.
    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

  39. Looking forward to the read, love Cole and Jae. Bobby and Ichi will get me more addicted as well I'm sure. - Taylor

  40. I am loving following this tour! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.
    juliesmall2016 @ gmail dot com

  41. Yay, more blog tour fun!
    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  42. This sounds great.

  43. I am enjoying the Dirty Minds story, Down Dirty is downloaded and on my kindle, cant wait to read it! ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  44. This is calling to me, I'm in the middle of something else but I keep thinking about this book!

  45. All that for a cat...


  46. Still catching up, loving this tour.

  47. Ahhh! Awesome!


  48. Sounds different

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