Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

SINNER’S GIN by Rhys Ford

SINNER’S GIN by Rhys Ford

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SINNER’S GIN by Rhys FordSinner's Gin by Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #1
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

The band mates of Sinner’s Gin were riding high from their sell-out worldwide tour and their spectacular night at the Grammy Awards.  Leaving the ceremony the four young men were on top of the world, right up to the point where their car was struck by another driver.  Only one survived.  Lead singer Mieko ‘Miki’ St. John took his battered, broken body home to San Francisco where he holed up in his warehouse condo.  There Miki hid from everyone as his body tried to mend and his soul withered to dust.

 

SFPD Inspector Kane Morgan rents space in a local warehouse to relax in his downtime by creating beautiful woodwork pieces.  On this particular day off Kane’s deep into his zone when another tenant’s dog steals an expensive piece of wood from his stash.  Confronting his neighbor Kane is intrigued by the seriously sexy stranger.   And the conversation becomes extremely awkward when the Inspector makes a gruesome discovery – there’s a dead guy sitting in his neighbor’s GTO.

 

As the investigation gets underway Kane and his reclusive neighbor begin to grow closer.  They have nothing in common except a rising body count of people that once upon a time tormented Miki and a passionate chemistry.  Very quickly Kane is ready to protect the damaged singer from the world at large.  As for Miki, he’s not quite sure how Kane got under his skin, but he did, like a tick, a hot erotic tick.  Someone else, however has entirely different ideas for the singer and neither Kane nor Miki will like the killer’s plans.

 

Hold onto your seat.  Sinner’s Gin is an original, character driven emotional tsunami with a murderous psychopath for extra kicks.  The powerhouse dramatic storyline features incredibly poignant characters who will absolutely grab the reader’s heart.  Secondary characters such as the Morgan clan are equally important to the story.  Miki and Kane’s decidedly uncomfortable beginning highlights their unusual courtship, which further enriches Sinner’s Gin.  These characters challenge and love each other at every turn of the page.  I must Joyfully recommend Sinner’s Gin.  This one will be read again and again.

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD by Rhys Ford

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD by Rhys Ford

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TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD by Rhys FordTequila Mockingbird by Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #3
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

An informant tip sends the SFPD Swat team to an RV parked outside Marshal’s Amp and Coffee house in Chinatown where they expect to find a large shipment of meth.  What team leader Connor Morgan and his men find instead is the bullet ridden body of Franklin Marshal moments before the RV blows into a million pieces.  After the explosion Connor is there to comfort Marshal’s adopted son, Forest Ackerman.

 

Childhood was a bitter game of survival for Forest before the day Franklin came into his life.  He spent his early years scrambling for food and shelter while his mother thought nothing of whoring him out for her own needs.  Scrawny and starving Forest’s unlikely savior was an aging hippie who saw something special in the mouthy boy. Eventually Franklin managed to pry the child from his mother and gave him a decent life.  Together they discovered his hidden talent as Forest immediately took to playing the drums.

 

On the night Forest’s beloved father is found murdered something intangible happens between the drummer and the SWAT officer.  Days pass where neither can forget the comforting arms of the other.  Each time Connor turns up at the coffee shop Forest’s heart beats faster.  As for Connor, he’s becoming increasingly frustrated by his inability to forget the sexy, brown eyed man.  See, Connor Morgan isn’t gay.  Before he can come to grips with the situation however, an attempt is made on Forest’s life.  Connor may be confused about his love life, but he’d make damn sure nobody else touched his drummer.

 

The Morgan family is back again with another sensuous, dangerous drama.  Passion and murder take readers on a difficult journey in Tequila Mockingbird, book three in the excellent Sinner’s series.  Forest and Connor, as well as the rest of the cast, come alive in this chilling tale of death.  Forest is emotionally scarred, Connor is trying to redefine his sexuality.  Author Rhys Ford takes her characters through hell and back and on top of the world with Tequila Mockingbird.  These incredible characters stay with you long after the last page ends.  I Joyfully recommend Tequila Mockingbird.  This series is one of the best. Ever.

WHISKEY AND WRY by Rhys Ford

WHISKEY AND WRY by Rhys Ford

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WHISKEY AND WRY by Rhys FordWhiskey and Wry by Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

Confined to an asylum in the Montana boonies the young man is repeatedly told his name is Stephen Thompson and he’s suffering from grandiose delusions of rock stardom.  The thing is – he knows he’s Damien Mitchell, founder and lead bass player for Sinner’s Gin, the hottest band on the planet.  His body is covered in what appears to be recent surgery stitches, among other things so why won’t they listen to him?  When a fire breaks out Damien makes his move.  Incredibly he’s helped by a gunman shooting at him.

 

Months later his memories are still somewhat scrambled and headaches continue to plague Damien, but he’s back in San Francisco and playing on the streets he remembers from the past when he and Miki St. John began their band.  Finnegan’s Pub was a favorite for them until the owner, a little old Irish woman, always chased them off.

 

This time it’s different because his gran has passed and Sionn Murphy is the man in charge.  At first Sionn plans to ask the busker to move on, but the hauntingly intense young man pulls the Irishman every which way.  Days pass as Sionn and the man called ‘Dee’ begin a tentative friendship.  Damien is desperate to find his Miki, but he has yet to tell Sionn the truth.  Slowly he begins to open up.  It’s going well until someone begins shooting, again.

 

Author Rhys Ford deftly weaves a tragic tale into a heart swelling triumph with Whiskey and Wry.  Book two in the Sinner’s series returns to the world of the Sinner’s Gin band and a certain complicated Irish family in another addictive drama.  Readers are drawn back into more twisted mysteries and great characterizations.  A wholly damaged soul Damien will break your heart and Sionn will mend it back together.  An absolute page turner these characters won’t leave you.  I Joyfully recommend Whiskey and Wry. Laughter and tears and everything in between.

SONG OF SONG by L. J. LaBarthe

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SONG OF SONG by L. J. LaBartheSong of Song by L. J. LaBarthe
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Science Fiction

Earth in the year 2275 is a playground for the rich while the rest of the population is scattered throughout the colonies in the system.  Engineered humans called Boxies are the labor force.  Their lives are bound by a set grid of allowed travel where they work and reside in each of the major cities.  To add empathy to the Boxies they were assigned a variety of small AI pets but the experiment failed.  The Boxies began to show concern for others, to think beyond their training so their pets were recalled to be shut off.  The government was obviously perplexed by the rash of Boxie suicides and other disruptive behaviors.

 

A Boxie in the Australian tower, Dex742A-GR23 who designed and worked on deep space starships was assigned a generic AI house cat as his pet.  Dex named the cat Manx and hid his best friend when the recall was announced.  He quietly gathered every credit he had coming and fled the city with Manx hidden inside his jacket.  Paying for passage aboard a pirate ship Dex and Manx planned to take refuge on one of the far colony planets.

 

Dex was soon to learn that fate had different plans for the gentle human and his cat.  Plans that would take them across the system and back with the most wanted people in the galaxy.  The Boxie would discover what love truly meant and why hatred was pointless.  Earth would be changed…by a Boxie and the man he loved.

 

Readers are treated to a high octane, sweeping adventure in Song of Song.  The disparity between the wealthy and everyone else is never more evident than in this riveting space drama. Can’t help falling in love with Dex and the rest of the characters are just as interesting in their own way.  Fascinating twists will keep everyone guessing as Song of Song unfolds and tells its tale.  This futuristic story has it all.

SLOE RIDE by Rhys Ford

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SLOE RIDE by Rhys FordSloe Ride by Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #4
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

He was like a runaway train in the darkest night speeding towards oblivion.   Fame and fortune in the spotlight; drugs and dependence in the dark. Until the day reality returned and rock god Rafe Andrade fell back to Earth with a mighty thud.

 

Facing the consequences of his actions Rafe is permanently cut from the band he helped create.  The senseless death of another man while partying with Rafe is forever branded in his mind and rehab becomes his new reality.

 

Nine months pass before Rafe steps back into the world, promptly goes home to San Francisco and holes up in his penthouse apartment.  There he stays until his surrogate family, the Morgans, insist he rejoin them. They are people who love him regardless.  He grew up with eldest brothers Connor and Kane – Morgans who will always have his back.  And then there’s younger brother Quinn.  The unique bond they shared was hard to describe.

 

Quinn was different.  He had a special way about himself that made life harder for him, but Rafe always understood.  Rafe was also well aware that he’d never touch the younger boy or do anything to jeopardize his place in the Morgan family.  He knew to keep his feelings close to his heart and silent when they were teens.

 

Seeing Quinn again after crawling out of hell makes one thing very clear, Rafe’s feelings haven’t changed a bit.  And Quinn is finally able to admit that Rafe is the one for him.  It’s time to take a deep breath and see what happens.   Unfortunately someone else isn’t quite as happy for them as irritating accidents become life threatening situations.  The price may become more than anyone can pay.

 

Fragile souls are showcased in an honest portrayal called Sloe Ride by the excellent storyteller Rhys Ford.  Their relationship is exposed layer upon layer.  Rafe and Quinn are such damaged men, lost and then found in each other’s arms.  The cast is quite large and it would definitely help the reader to have read the previous books to understand the other relationships though the central story of Rafe and Quinn is easily followed on its own.  Such a powerful tale, Sloe Ride is an addictive emotional roller coaster that dips and spins from beginning to end.

 

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GONE AWAY by Elizabeth Noble

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BLOOD TIED by Jacob Z. Flores

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