Monday, June 13, 2016

Applejack Shots & Beer Blog Tour: Absinthe of Malice (Sinners #5) by Rhys Ford Includes Giveaway

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  We are thrilled to welcome Rhys Ford for the start of her Applejack Shots & Beer Blog Tour for the release of Absinthe of Malice the fifth book in the hugely popular Sinners Series, due for release on the 22nd June! Go check out the first excerpt of Applejack Shots & Beer and don’t forget to enter the giveaway.

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Thank you all for following the Absinthe of Malice blog tour! This is the fifth novel in the series and well, is a different kind of book. This is a beginning of sorts, a resurrection for most of the band members and the first step in a journey they will take together. Miki, Damie, Forest and Rafe in a van. Together. Cross-country and playing their hearts and souls out.

With a bit of trouble and love along the way.

I hope you enjoy it and like Applejack Shots and Beer, the story I’ll be telling across the blog tour.

OH! And the giveaway! Because we always need a giveaway. And there will be ONE winner for EVERY blog tour stop!

Enter by the Rafflecopter below and win:

A $20 gift certificate to the online store of your choice
AND an audiobook code from Audible
(which you can use on any audiobook or save for Tristan’s voicing of Absinthe)

See you on the Other Side.

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Applejack Shots & Beer: Part 1

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Reaper came for all of us

Jerked us up from the brine

Slipped out from his bony fingers

Landed on our feet just fine

Took four steps to Freedom

Took four souls to the line

Spat at the Devil at the Crossroads

Drank our sins with sweet wine

— Death, Devil and Sin

“Is that a quesadilla?” Kane’s sudden appearance at the edge of the roof’s pillow pit jerked Miki out of his daze. “And a beer?”

Glancing at the water-beaded bottle in his hand then the paper plate he’d set down near his hip. Suspiciously, one of the small quesadillas he’d made in the microwave was missing and a few feet away, Dude was chomping on what looked more like a flour tortilla than the beef snack Miki’d brought up for him.

Blinking against the bleached light slicing its way through the enveloping fog, Miki grunted, “Yeah. Why?”

“Because it’s seven in the morning, you git.” Kane climbed up into the pillow pit, ducking to avoid the overhang covering the area. Settling into the soft cushions next to Miki, he sighed then reached across Miki’s belly, snagging half of a quesadilla. He took a bite then hissed, motioning Miki for the beer. “God, what did you put in these? Half a bottle of Tabasco?”

“Bitchers don’t get the beer,” Miki grumbled but passed his drink over to Kane anyway. He took Kane’s kiss and murmured thanks, licking at the spice his lover left on his lips. Snuggling into Kane’s hard, warm body, he sighed, leeching off some of the man’s heat. “You home to stay or you’ve got to head back out?”

“Home,” Kane said around a mouthful of cheese and tortilla. “Caught the guy about two hours ago. Not bad considering I got the call… what? At seven? Dropped Kel off after we finished up the paperwork and then headed home. I’d have called if I’d known you were awake. Much as I love you, Mick, you and seven in the morning aren’t usually friends. What happened?”

“Playing.”

It was the simplest answer he could give Kane…and the most complicated.

For all the words strung together in his head, Miki didn’t have any for the barbed weave of emotions trapping his thoughts. He’d hoped to wind down on the roof, to process what he was going through but the fog and the soft, crisp breeze weren’t enough to calm the storm raging in his brain.

The music forged between them was magical, an odd mélange of everything right lining up with the stars, planets and the odd cuckoo clock sitting in a forgotten corner of an old woman’s living room. The hours flew, minutes dropping behind them in a wave of golden moments, hot metal chords frozen into a delicate filigree only to turn to a feathery dust when the next song hit.

They’d played for hours. Sweated for hours. And when they came up for air, the silence rippled on, resonating with the music they’d just played.

“You guys were playing when I left at two,” Kane remarked, the Irish in his voice rolling up to the surface. “You must have done shit to your hands.”

Miki nodded, suddenly feeling the sting on his fingertips. They hurt, ached in a way that wouldn’t heal after a good night’s sleep and probably were bruised down to the bone but he didn’t care. It felt good to hurt that way again. Even though Damien’s first words in the silence brought them all to a shuddering stop.

Swallowing a mouthful of beer, Miki cleared his throat and spoke the one sentence he thought he’d never ever say again, not since they’d all died under a semi’s tires so many years ago.

“Damie wants us go to on tour.”

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Absinthe of Malice

Rhys Ford

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Series ~ Sinners #5

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press 

Published ~ 22nd June 2016

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

We’re getting the band back together.

Those five words send a chill down Miki St. John’s spine, especially when they’re spoken with a nearly religious fervor by his brother-in-all-but-blood, Damien Mitchell. However, those words were nothing compared to what Damien says next.

And we’re going on tour.

When Crossroads Gin hits the road, Damien hopes it will draw them closer together. There’s something magical about being on tour, especially when traveling in a van with no roadies, managers, or lovers to act as a buffer. The band is already close, but Damien knows they can be more—brothers of sorts, bound not only by familial ties but by their intense love for music.

As they travel from gig to gig, the band is haunted by past mistakes and personal demons, but they forge on. For Miki, Damie, Forest, and Rafe, the stage is where they all truly come alive, and the music they play is as important to them as the air they breathe.

But those demons and troubles won’t leave them alone, and with every mile under their belts, the band faces its greatest challenge—overcoming their deepest flaws and not killing one another along the way.

::: ALAN’S REVIEW :::

Purchase Links

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AMAZON GLOBAL LINK | ARe 

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Series Reading Order

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Book #1: Sinner’s Gin
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Book #2: Whiskey and Wry
AMAZON

Book #2.5: The Devil’s Brew (Sinners Novella)
REVIEW
AMAZON

Book #3: Tequila Mockingbird
REVIEW
AMAZON

Book #4: Sloe Ride
REVIEW
AMAZON

Book #5: Absinthe of Malice
AMAZON

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Meet Rhys Ford

!Bioheadshot_Rhys FordRhys 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.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS

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Giveaway

A $20 gift certificate to the online store of your choice
AND an audiobook code from Audible
(which you can use on any audiobook or save for Tristan’s voicing of Absinthe)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Follow the Absinthe of Malice Tour and Enter to Win on Each Blog!

13 June: Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews (http://sinfullymmbookreviews.blogspot.com/)

14 June: MM Good Book Reviews (https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/

15 June: Prism Alliance (http://www.prismbookalliance.com/)

16 June: It’s About the Book (http://itsaboutthebook.com/)

17 June: Under the Covers Book Blog (http://www.underthecoversbookblog.com/ )

18 June: The Blogger Girls (http://thebloggergirls.com/)

19 June: Rainbow Gold Reviews (https://rainbowgoldreviews.wordpress.com/)

20 June: Boy Meets Boy (www.boymeetsboyreviews.com)

21 June: Joyfully Jay (http://joyfullyjay.com/)

22 June: The Novel Approach (http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/)

51 comments:

  1. Can't wait for this book! I spent a wonderful week on holiday one year meeting and getting to know these guys and I'm looking forward to more of their journey <3

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  2. Congratulations on the upcoming release, Rhys. The book sounds like quite a fun read. Looking forward to release day.

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  3. Eagerly awaiting release day - not too long to go now!

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  4. Sounds so good! I love Rhys' books, so I'm looking forward to reading this one

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  5. Congrats on this soon-to-be release and thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  6. I love the romance genre! Sounds like a great read!

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  7. Woohoo! It's almost here, can't wait! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. My sister would enjoy this book she loves the romance books.

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  9. Congratulations on your upcoming release Rhys I'm looking forward to reading the book and what a fab cover.

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  10. I can not wait for this book to be released. Reading the series again while I wait. Loved the beginning of Applejack Shots & Beer and look forward to reading more.

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  11. Looking forward to this book - love the series. Thanks for the excerpt and the review!

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  12. whoo! can't wait for this book!

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  13. So much good stuff to look forward to, thank you Rhys!

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  14. The for the snippets . Enjoy them.

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  15. I pre-ordered this, cannot wait for it to release!!!

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  16. Pre -ordered and looking forward to the new book!

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  17. I love Rhys' books, so I'm looking forward to reading this one

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  18. I'm pretty excited! Have to start my reread soon.

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  19. Sigh! I love Sinjun and Damie and the boys. Pre-ordered Absinthe of Malice, and I'm clearing my schedule and ignoring my responsibilities release day. Cuz, hello! The boys are back! Thanks for the snippets and the giveaway Rhys.
    --Judy S
    j dot stonewright at gmail dot com

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  20. Only a week...
    So close yet so far away...

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  21. I so can't wait for this - and the best part of a new book (well, other than the new book, so the second best part) is the story told on the blog tour. Thanks Rhys:)

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  22. Can't wait to read about the band...already pre-ordered my copy. :)

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  23. I love the cover! Thanks for sharing!!

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  24. Can't wait for the new book Rhys!

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  25. I love the Sinners Boys. Can't wait for the audio

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  26. Can't wait!

    --Trix

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  27. Reread the series. Preordered Absinthe. Waiting impatiently.

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  28. I love this series so much. :-)

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  29. I looking forward to this book I just finished rereading the series again. JackieG

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  30. Congratulations on the new book, can't wait to read it :)

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  31. Congrats on the upcoming book release! It looks great and I'm looking forward it =)

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  32. Waiting impatiently for the book. Thanks for the tiding over with the Applejack:)

    dejamew@centurylink.net

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  33. Love reading the shorts for the book tours. Can't wait to read Absinthe of Malice.

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  34. Congratulations on your new release Rhys! I am waiting for the release!

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  35. congrats on the latest release <3

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  36. *fangirl squeal* Can't wait for the audio!

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  37. I can't wait for this book!!

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  38. I love Rhys Ford's books and I can't wait for Absinthe of Malice.

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  39. So excited for this book :)

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  40. Miki - you can do it! looking forward to the book

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  41. Woohoo! I'm so excited for this!

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  42. I enjoy the story blog posts :)

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  43. I'm so excited for another book in this series. Love these guys!

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  45. I'm so excited for more in this series! :D

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  46. Cannot wait!! So excited!

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  47. Love these snippets. Release day is getting closer. Yay! 😀

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