Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Blog Tour: There’s This Guy by Rhys Ford with Guest Post & Giveaway

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We are always thrilled to welcome Rhys Ford to Sinfully. Today she has popped in on the tour celebrating her new release There’s This Guy. She also has a colouring competition for you to enter, so go check it out!

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So I, Rhys Ford, wrote a contemporary romance.

And it’s out on March 17, 2017.

It was a challenge and one I enjoyed doing because it stretched out what I could do in a story and at the same time, forced me to reach into POV lines I’d never done before.

So when it came time to do a blog tour for There’s This Guy, I wanted to convey what the book was about—basically, a broken and heartsick man finding not only the love of his life but also his own salvation. There’s This Guy is pretty much the story of a man named Jake whose world is so bleak and unforgiving, it is dull and colourless. It is only after he’s met Dallas, does he learn to find the joy around him as well as the happiness he can have within him.

I knew going into it, I wanted to write a serious book about personal tragedy but also how there is light in the darkness someone might be drowning in. Jake does find his rainbows but only by accepting he is worth the love offered to him and by working through the pain he carried inside of his heart.

To celebrate this release, I wanted to do something different—something new as it were. In TTG, Jake is an artist who works in metal and fire but also has a deep interest in architecture and of course, ironworks, so it made sense for me to post something you, the reader, could bring to life with colour…in your own style…with your own vision.

 

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There’s This Guy

Rhys Ford

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Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 17th March 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

How do you save a drowning man when that drowning man is you?

Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who’s the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness.

It takes all of Dallas Yates’s imagination to see the possibilities in the fatigued art deco building on WeHo’s outskirts, but what seals the deal is a shy smile from the handsome metal worker across the street. Their friendship deepens while Dallas peels back the hardened layers strangling Jake’s soul. It’s easy to love the sweet, artistic man hidden behind Jake’s shattered exterior, but Dallas knows Jake needs to first learn to love himself.

When Jake’s world crumbles, he reaches for Dallas, the man he’s learned to lean on. It’s only a matter of time before he’s left to drift in a life he never wanted to lead and while he wants more, Jake’s past haunts him, making him doubt he’s worth the love Dallas is so desperate to give him.

::: LISA’S REVIEW :::

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Meet Rhys Ford

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Rhys Ford is an award-winning author with several long-running LGBT+ mystery, thriller, paranormal, and urban fantasy series and was a 2016 LAMBDA finalist with her novel, Murder and Mayhem. 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.

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Giveaway

So, on every blog on the tour, I’m giving you two or three black and white mandala illustrations to colour in anyway you like…and a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the e-tailer of your choice (hopefully for crayons or books :D). Just enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. 

But there’s also a $50 gift certificate bonus prize! Three easy steps:

1. Colour in ONE of the illustrations (either print out or computer)

2. Take a picture of the completed drawing

3. Send the picture in to rhysford(at)vitaenoir(dot)com by30 March 2017 and be entered to win.

All entries will be displayed and the winner will be randomly selected. All entries must be in to Rhys Ford by 30 March 2017 to be entered. Only one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on April 7th.

Good luck and I’m looking forward to seeing what all of you create!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Follow the There’s This Guy Blog Tour!

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

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

16 Joyfully Jay (http://joyfullyjay.com/)

17 The Novel Approach (http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/)

19 Boy Meets Boy Reviews (https://boymeetsboyreviews.blogspot.com/)

21 Sinfully Gay Romance (http://sinfullymmbookreviews.blogspot.com/)

22 Prism (http://www.prismbookalliance.com)

And on March 17, a BONUS exclusive excerpt to be posted at Book Reviews & More by Kathy (http://bookreviewsandmorebykathy.com/)

21 comments:

  1. I think the mandalas are a great idea... I'm enjoying myself a lot painting them!

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  2. This is such a fun giveaway, lots of fun pictures to color and I love how different this has been!

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  3. Very unique giveaway. Love coloring the mandalas.

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  4. I enjoyed reading the post and its a really different kind of giveaway.

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  5. Psyched for this one!

    --Trix

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  6. Thanks for the review and contest! I am looking forward to reading There's This Guy.

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  7. Beautifully written book :) Thanks for the contest!

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  8. I love the coloring page contest. I love to color and this is a great way to get other people to find out how fun and relaxing it is. Plus who doesn't want to spend $50? This looks like a great read. I love when authors step out of their comfort zone and write something new. I find that the result is usually great and that many times it wakes up their muse and many awesome storylines make their debut in the months that follow.

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  9. Congrats and thanks for the post, and the review. Sounds great, but TBH, I was born and raised in Dallas; so that character's name drew me in from the start. - Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

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  10. Love the giveaway. Sounds like a good book. colby69@verizon.net

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  11. I love those pages! I have a mandala coloring book and one called "Calm the Fuck Down." It's beautiful.

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  12. Great post - I love Rhys' work and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Very unique contest idea & I can't wait until I can listen to the audio for this!

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  14. I think that I am going to love reading this. Oh, and coloring all these mandalas!!!

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  15. Loving the different color pages. Congrats on the new release!

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  16. I've never colored mandalas, it's going to be fun. Thanks!

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  17. arrrggghhhh....I wish I had a printer!!

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  18. Interesting that the guy on the cover has no face.

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  19. I think I really want to read this one.

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