Dreamspinner Press will be publishing Tramps and Thieves on September 18th, and I hope you will welcome Rook and Dante back into your lives!
And….whooo hoooo! MURDER!
I so do like a good murder.
More importantly, I like to murder in Los Angeles and I am very happy to say, I get to do just that in Tramps and Thieves, my upcoming sequel to Murder and Mayhem. When we last left Rook Stevens and Dante Montoya, they were feeling around a relationship, finding the ways they fit into one another’s lives and pretty much agreeing to maybe not ignore Rook’s former cat burglary career but definitely weren’t bringing it up in casual conversation.
Okay, so Dante won’t mention it. Rook, on the other hand, is not only NOT ashamed he was a thief but kind of misses it. The excitement of the chase, the thrill of the shadows and most of all, slipping away and no one knowing he’d been there. Sure, it helped fill the coffers and went a long way in building Rook’s current business of pop culture memorabilia but that sort of thing is definitely in his past.
Or is it?
I cannot wait to share with you the latest adventure featuring my ex-cat burglar and his LAPD detective lover. Rook and Dante will have their relationship tested and well, probably also Dante’s nerves. I am also very happy to bring you the cover of Tramps and Thieves as well as its blurb. Please stay tuned for purchase links and a rollicking blog tour complete with giveaways and interesting things I haven’t thought up yet. But they’ll be interesting! Or at least mildly entertaining but definitely with giveaways.
Speaking of Giveaways…
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Greg Tremblay will be returning to lend his fantastic voice and acting skills to Tramps and Thieves. It is on his schedule and I’ll let you know as soon as I have more information!
Hope to see you all in September!
Tramps and Thieves by Rhys Ford
Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.
Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder…and sleeping with Harold’s wife.
For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West L.A. detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.
When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.
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.