Blog Tour + Giveaway: Ramen Assassin (Ramen Assassin #1) by Rhys Ford

Please welcome Rhys Ford back to BMBR! She takes over the blog and makes our mouths water today with a delicious blog tour for new release, Ramen Assassin (Ramen Assassin #1) new from Dreamspinner Press! Don't miss her recipe share or her $20 USD Dreamspinner Press gift card giveaway! 

Take it away Rhys!

Hi! I am Rhys Ford and I would like to welcome you to this stop on the Ramen Assassin Blog Tour!

I am looking forward to introducing you a new series as well as two very fun characters I enjoyed writing, Kuro Jenkins and Trey Bishop. The first book, Ramen Assassin, came to me as a nebulous idea but then really pushed into the forefront of my brain while I was beginning to write Hellion, the third book in the 415 Ink series. Unfortunately, I scared TA Moore with a very bad habit of mine called staring into space while thinking. I was contemplating the ins and outs of a series called Ramen Assassin and she took my crazed, unfocused look as the possibility of a spider of the wall behind her.
There was no spider. But what did come out of it was a murder mystery about a former government operative turned ramen chef and the recovering drug addict, former child star he saves from certain death and eventually falls in love with.
This book allowed me to combine two things I love — killing people and cooking. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. On this blog tour, I’m going to be sharing a few of my favorite dishes as well as a how to throw together ramen with what you have in your pantry and refrigerator. Please be sure to hit up every single stop on the blog tour for a different recipe at each stop as well as that blog’s giveaway!
Be sure to enter to win a twenty dollar gift certificate from! One for every stop!
And now, onto the food…
Pork Adobo

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds pork butt, belly or shoulder, cut into 1 ½ inch pieces, pat dry
1⁄2 cup distilled vinegar
1⁄3 cup water
1⁄3 cup shoyu
1⁄2  head of garlic, peeled and crushed
1 1⁄2 teaspoon Whole black peppercorns
2  bay leaves

In a thick gauge pot, heat to medium high. Add in the oil and brown the pork in batches.

When the meat is browned, combine with the rest of the ingredients in the pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer.

Cover and then continue to simmer (approximately 40 minutes) until the meat is tender.

You may serve as is or slightly thicken the sauce with a little slurry of cornstarch and water.
Serve over rice.

Ramen Assassin by Rhys Ford
When life gives Kuro Jenkins lemons, he wants to make ponzu to serve at his Los Angeles ramen shop.

Instead he’s dodging bullets and wondering how the hell he ended up back in the Black Ops lifestyle he left behind him. After rescuing former child star Trey Bishop from a pair of thugs in the middle of the night, he knows it’s time to pick up his gun again. But it seems trouble isn’t done with Trey, and Kuro can’t quite let go… of either the gun or Trey Bishop.

Trey Bishop never denied his life’s downward spiral was his own fault. After a few stints in rehab, he’s finally shaken off his Hollywood bad-boy lifestyle but not his reputation. The destruction of his acting career and his relationships goes deep, and no one trusts anything he says, including the LAPD. When two men dragging a dead body spot him on a late-night run and try to murder him, Trey is grateful for the tall, dark, and deadly ramen shop owner he lusts over—not just for rescuing him, but also for believing him.

Now caught in a web of murders and lies, Trey knows someone wants him dead, and the only one on his side is a man with deep, dark secrets. Trey hopes Kuro Jenkins will stick around to see what the future holds for them once the dust settles, but from the looks of things, neither of them may survive to find out.

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About the Author

Rhys Ford is an award-winning author with several long-running LGBT+ mystery, thriller, paranormal, and urban fantasy series and is a two-time LAMBDA finalist with her Murder and Mayhem novels. She is also a 2017 Gold and Silver Medal winner in the Florida Authors and Publishers President’s Book Awards for her novels Ink and Shadows and Hanging the Stars. She is published by Dreamspinner Press and DSP Publications.

She’s also quite skeptical about bios without a dash of something personal and really, who doesn’t mention their cats, dog and cars in a bio? She shares the house with Harley, a grey tuxedo with a flower on her face, Badger, a disgruntled alley cat who isn’t sure living inside is a step up the social ladder as well as a ginger cairn terrorist named Gus. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird and enjoys murdering make-believe people.

Rhys can be found at the following locations:
Twitter: @Rhys_Ford
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  1. Another great looking recipe. Thanks for sharing

  2. This book is a 5 star read. I love the recipes already tried one. 🙂

  3. the recipe (and book) sound & look really good.

  4. I'd have to substitute chicken, but it sounds good.

  5. Yum! Another I’ll have to try!

  6. I think your next book needs to be a cook book!! This looks really good.

  7. Another wonderful post and a great recipe too. Sorry no recipes from me I don't very cook often.

  8. Coffee milkshake (I stash leftover coffee in the fridge): blend ice cream and cold coffee in the blender, add chocolate or caramel syrup for added flavor. If you sweeten the coffee before it goes in the fridge you can have iced coffee anytime.

  9. This recipe sounds fantastic! I want to try it immediately and I want to try it with chicken as well.

  10. I am not a great cook so I am always looking for something great. thanks for sharing.

  11. Thank you for sharing the recipe. It looks really good. I don't usually cook leaving that to someone else in the house to do. I do like to bake though.

  12. Thanks for sharing your Pork Adobo recipe--it sounds yummy and easy. I'll pick up the ingredients this weekend. Can't wait to read Ramen Assassin.

  13. This blog tour is making me so hungry! I love this recipes. Unfotunately, I cannot share any, I am not that good in the kitchen! ;)

  14. Love Adobo

  15. I know this might start a war, but I recommend pineapple on pizza.

  16. I'm from Alabama, so I'm a big fan of Southern favorites. And as gross as it sounds, I've been experimenting with vegan Southern gravy. Results have varied.

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  17. I am so excited for this book!

  18. I'm a home baker, so most of the stuff I make is a little involved for a blog comment. Roast chicken with bread salad is a good go-to, though, and I tried the pickled onions from Gabriela Camara's new book last week...

    --Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(dot)com