Series: Sinners

ABSINTHE OF MALICE by Rhys Ford

ABSINTHE OF MALICE by Rhys FordAbsinthe of Malice by Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #5
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Source: Publisher

At one time Miki St. John and Damien Mitchell were part of the hottest, award winning band on the planet, but their lives and two band mates died in a car accident.  Rafe Andrade also has memories of the big time before drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed him.  As for Forest Ackermann, his childhood was a nightmare until an old man saved him and later gave him purpose as a backup studio drummer.

 

These four men are brought together by fate and their lovers, who inspired them to pursue their passion once more.

 

It’s Damien’s idea to bring Crossroads Gin to the public the way they originally started out.  He’s booked them in small bars and dives across the country believing it’s the best way for them to bond as a band.

 

Along the way they will grow to know each other better, become stronger and lean on each other when bad dreams knock them down.  Perhaps to lay old ghosts to rest and share their music with as many people as possible.  Through success and dangerous situations Miki, Damien, Rafe, and Forest will confirm their resilience and ultimately accept that loving their Irishmen is more important than all the rest.

 

Absinthe of Malice reaches for the stars and touches the heavens.  Author Rhys Ford holds true to her great characters with charm, heart, heat, and passion.  Each couple in the series is brought together for this emotional, dramatic affirmation of love.  Threads of plotline from each couple, as well as a gripping subplot are beautifully brought together in Absinthe of Malice.  Fans of this series are most definitely going to love this standalone new story.  This large cast absolutely holds the reader from the first page to the last.  Heart and soul, Absinthe of Malice is a masterful tale.

SINNER’S GIN by Rhys Ford

SINNER’S GIN by Rhys Ford

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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