Last year, I had a thing… a tickle really. It solidified in February or March. I can’t remember which but basically it was a “hey, I want to write this” moment. From that moment came Fish Stick Fridays. Sometimes there’s a tingle of an idea and stuff…happens. For me at least. A thread and then suddenly, well shit, there’s a series.
It kind of happened that way with Half Moon Bay. I wanted something looser, a bit lighter than my noir books but still, a bit of murder and mayhem. I say it’s a cozy mystery series… well, as cozy as I’m going to get but mostly, it’s something a bit freer. Butterflies and kittens. Okay, MY butterflies and kittens.
So, the second book in the Half Moon Bay series is called Hanging the Stars and it’ll be out on December 5, 2016 from Dreamspinner Press. Oh, and it features West Harris, Lang’s twin brother…and Angel Daniels, the one man who’s ever gotten under West’s skin.
Look for it in December and I hope you enjoy it!
Hanging the Stars (Half Moon Bay: Book Two)
Angel Daniels grew up hard, one step ahead of the law and always looking over his shoulder. A grifter’s son, he’d learned every con and trick in the book but ached for a normal life. Once out on his own, Angel returns to Half Moon Bay where he once found…and then lost…love.
Now, Angel’s life is a frantic mess of schedules and chaos. Between running his bakery and raising his troubled eleven-year-old half-brother, Roman, Angel has a hectic but happy life. Then West Harris returns to Half Moon Bay and threatens to break Angel all over again by taking away the only home he and Rome ever had.
When they were young, Angel taught West how to love and laugh but when Angel moved on, West locked his heart up and threw away the key. Older and hardened, West returns to Half Moon and finds himself face-to-face with the man he’d lost. Now, West is torn between killing Angel or holding him tight.
But rekindling their passionate relationship is jeopardized as someone wants one or both of them dead, and as the terrifying danger mounts, neither man knows if the menace will bring them together or forever tear them apart.
Regarding the Audiobook
Please remember, due to Audible’s contractual stipulations, an audiobook cannot be started prior to the book’s submission to Amazon so I can’t tell you when it will be released on audio. I plan to have Spencer do the narration but it will be several weeks following the book’s release before the audiobook will be available…because well, time needed to record it, editing then corrections then Audible processing. So, weeks. It’s sucky. I know.
About the Author
Rhys Ford is an award-winning author with several long-running LGBT+ mystery, thriller, paranormal, and urban fantasy series, including Murder and Mayhem, a 2016 LAMBDA finalist. 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 Yoshi, a grumpy tuxedo cat and Tam, a diabetic black pygmy panther, 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.