Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Down & Dirty, Rhys Ford

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To celebrate the release of my new book, Down and Dirty, I’m inviting you to follow along with blog tour serial of a Cole McGinnis case, Dirty Minds! Enter to win a giveaway at every site! 


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Dirty Minds Part Five –

Okay, Bobby, let me get this straight,” Ichi said slowly as if I were the one who learned English second or eleventh like he did. “We’re looking for a cat. A cat?”

Yeah. More specifically, this cat.” I held up a photo for Ichi to take and study, trying not to notice his lips plumping up when he pursed his mouth.

And Cole isn’t letting the police handle this, why?” Ichi spared me a glance from his intense study of our target feline. I didn’t have to say anything because a second later, he shook his head. “Never mind. This is Cole. Of course he’s going to jump in and do this. Because he is Cole.”

There were a lot of reasons why the cops weren’t the cat’s best bet in being found. I knew the two assholes who’d pulled the case and if the National Organization for Raging Bigots were looking for poster boys, Garbeaux and Johnson would be measured up for fitted hooded sheets. They were everything wrong with humanity and sometimes, I’d even toss slugs into that assessment as well.

The two of them looking for a gay couple’s cat would rank up there with a wisdom tooth pull while getting their balls ripped out of their sacs. They could be counted on doing a few searches through recovered items and then close the case, saying there weren’t any leads. Garbeaux was riding out a couple of years to retirement and he’d groomed Johnson up to take his place as the department’s albatross. Both made it to detective before the department started to actively cull out the more rotten of its apples but like all slimy things, they stuck together and somehow slithered away from notice.

Look, it’s really simple. We go around and see who is out and ask them if they saw what happened last night.” I explained.

At midnight?” Ichi looked up and down the street. “Really?”

Really.” It was a scant assurance but one just the same. “Chance are, anyone who was out here last night when they were dumping the van will be here tonight too. Someone coming home from work—”

Or dumping vans they’d just stolen from a rich guy’s wedding…” he shot back.

Or that.” I nodded. “But mostly kind of hoping they make it a habit of being out this late at night. Tried and true practice. I promise.”

Oh good, because here I was thinking you were just dragging me out here so we could fuck in some dark alleyway.” Ichiro murmured. “Glad to know I was wrong.”

I wish he hadn’t said that. It was bad enough I wanted to find a brick wall and fuck him against it. The thing between us was still new… still fresh and it was killing me every time Ichi brushed up against me or gave me a simmering hot look, I was ready to find any flat surface I could slam him against and wrapped around me.

Come on, let’s go find this cat,” I growled under my breath. “Or I’m going to have to explain to your brother why you’ve got concrete burn all over your ass.”


Down and Dirty Blog Tour

Dec 30 Part One — 3 Chicks After Dark 

Dec 31 Part Two — Boy Meets Boy Reviews 

Jan 1 Part Three — Joyfully Jay 

Jan 2 Part Four — Love Bytes 

Part Five — On Top Down Under Book Reviews

Jan 3 Part Six — Prism Book Alliance 

Jan 4 Part Seven — It’s About The Book 

Part Eight — The Blogger Girls 

Jan 5 Part Nine — Sinfully Sexy 

Jan 6 Part Ten — NDulgent Bloggers

Jan 7 Part Eleven — The Novel Approach 

Jan 8 Part Twelve — Under the Covers Book Blog 



Down and DirtyDown and Dirty

From the moment former LAPD detective Bobby Dawson spots Ichiro Tokugawa, he knows the man is trouble. And not just because the much younger Japanese inker is hot, complicated, and pushes every one of Bobby’s buttons. No, Ichi is trouble because he’s Cole McGinnis’s younger brother and off-limits in every possible way. And Bobby knows that even before Cole threatens to kill him for looking Ichi’s way. But despite his gut telling him Ichi is bad news, Bobby can’t stop looking… or wanting.

Ichi was never one to play by the rules. Growing up in Japan as his father’s heir, he’d been bound by every rule imaginable until he had enough and walked away from everything to become his own man. Los Angeles was supposed to be a brief pitstop before he moved on, but after connecting with his American half-brothers, it looks like a good city to call home for a while—if it weren’t for Bobby Dawson.

Bobby is definitely a love-them-and-leave-them type, a philosophy Ichi whole-heartedly agrees with. Family was as much of a relationship as Ichi was looking for, but something about the gruff and handsome Bobby Dawson that makes Ichi want more.

Much, much more.

Purchase Down and Dirty at Dreamspinner Press or Amazon.

You can check out Cindi’s 5 star review of Down and Dirty here.


About Rhys FordRhys Ford Author Photo

Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.

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And at the Starbucks down the street. No really, they’re 24/7. And a drive-thru. It’s like heaven.

My books can be purchased, folded and first chapters read at Dreamspinner Press.

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Waiting for when my son gets off the PC so I can go do my Bobby and Ichi download!

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Thanks for another great part to this story! Looking forward to reading more.


[…] AND Part Five is up at On Top Down Under […]

Miranda P

It’s release day so exciting!


I’m so glad you gave Bobby and Ichi their own story. Their chemistry was liable to set something on fire.

Jen C.

Yay! Finally Down and Dirty is out! Awesome! Off to buy it.


♡CONGRATS on Dirty#5 release day…marathon read starting from the beginning of Cole & Jae; Dirty Kiss!!!♡


I just downloaded the first in this series and can’t wait to get started!


A horny growly Bobby! lol The search for the cat will go splendidly!

Julie Small

Congratulations on release day!

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Loved this excerpt. Ichi is so bad ass!!!!

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Diane Stumpf

Loving the story so far. Keep them coming!

Kendra Patterson

Thx for the small dose of Dirty. It gets better each day. 😉

Tiffany M

I’m really enjoying this serial. Love the ending comment from Bobby.


Goodness! I love this series!!


Concrete ass burn…interesting visual. LOL.


Loving the blog tour and the book, awesome job!

Lisa H

Love the chemistry between Bobby and Ichi. 🙂 I’m about to start reading my copy right now.


Two installments in one day!!! Yay! 🙂

Kazza K

Great instalment and giveaway from Rhys Ford, Cindi 🙂


Congrats on release day. Enjoying the story very much.

Jen CW

Loving the story installments! Nothing like two in one day too! Thank you for everything!

Jillian T

So excited for the next story in the series!


Cole’s second hunt for a cat!


I am really looking forward to reading more Bobby and Ichi together in #5. And this line made me snort: “…a wisdom tooth pull while getting their balls ripped out of their sacs.”


Happy, happy release day!



Love Rhys’ books!

Jean Reads

Our first glimpse of Bobby & Ichi together. 🙂 Yay!


Love these installments, it’s like a little gem to wake ip to each morning!


Loving this! Thanks so much!


Only with Rhys do we get a story and storyettes. Win-win

Ardent Ereader

Congrats on Down and Dirty, I am enjoying the installments of Dirty Minds. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com


[…] Part Five — On Top Down Under […]


I just love Cole and this whole series!

Cathy R

Okay, I hope they find the cat. I really found it interesting to see Cole from someone else’s viewpoint.


Can’t wait to find the cat!


Loving this!

Andrea M

Looking forward to reading this – great series!


Looking forward to reading. The

excerpts are a great tease. 😉


I’m excited to start this one. I delayed gratification, but I’m starting it right after I catch up on the blog tour.


Can’t wait to see what happens next!

Congrats on the release.


I love your mini stories. Keep up the good work.


Cool thank you for the first glimpse of Bobby and Ichi together. Congrats on your new release!

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Alica Mckenna-Johnson

Oh please push him up against the wall.


Hehe, concrete burn! Inside your head must be an interesting place 🙂



[…] Part Five — On Top Down Under […]

Kayla Jameth

I really enjoy this series. I think Jae is one of my favorite cranky character.


[…] Part Five — On Top Down Under […]


Glad to see they were able to keep their focus on the job at hand 😉