Guest Post and Giveaway: Murder and Mayhem by Rhys Ford

A Murderous Guest Post


A funny thing happened on the way to the murder scene… I needed victims.
Now skip this part if you’ve heard it before but see, it’s hard to be a serial killer without victims. And if there’s one thing I do like writing, it is murder.
For the introduction of Rook and Dante in Murder and Mayhem, I wanted to do something different so I reached out to my fellow authors and ask; Can I murder you?
Everyone I reached out to said yes. Some were reluctant, some were enthusiastic but mostly there was a tingle of impending doom because really, nothing says I love you like a particularly well planned murder—especially if it’s yours.
The authors I’m killing off on this tour are some of my favourites. I could kill everyone I like. Sadly, I wouldn’t have enough time and I do have to move on to other murders, other books. But I’ve gathered a few… and best of all, like in some of the better mysteries in life, there is a plot twist.

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To launch the Murder and Mayhem series, I will be giving away books written by my victims as well as a $20 USD gift certificate to the eTailer of the winner’s choice.images
Catch each authors’ death on the tour and be sure to enter to win! And thank you all very much.
1JPJP Barnaby — Ebook of Choice
I couldn’t actually choose a book from JP’s because damn, there’s just too damned many to pluck out of her backlist I’d want someone to read. That being said, I admire JP’s fearlessness at diving into the deep end of emotions and then the dizzying heights of complications. Damned fine writer.
Murder and Mayhem
Murder_Cover_Ford_smallBlurb: Dead women tell no tales.
Former cat burglar Rook Stevens stole many a priceless thing in the past, but he’s never been accused of taking a life—until now. It was one thing to find a former associate inside Potter’s Field, his pop culture memorabilia shop, but quite another to stumble across her dead body.
Detective Dante Montoya thought he’d never see Rook Stevens again—not after his former partner’d falsified evidence to entrap the jewelry thief and Stevens walked off scot-free. So when he tackled a fleeing murder suspect, Dante was shocked to discover the blood-covered man was none other than the thief he’d fought to put in prison and who still made his blood sing.
Rook is determined to shake loose the murder charge against him, even if it means putting distance between him and the rugged Cuban-Mexican detective who brought him down. If one dead con artist wasn’t bad enough, others soon follow, and as the bodies pile up around Rook’s feet, he’s forced to reach out to the last man he’d expect to believe in his innocence—and the only man who’s ever gotten under Rook’s skin.
Read an excerpt and Purchase Murder and Mayhem here:

Dreamspinner Press

Murder and Mayhem Blog Tour

June 1: It’s About The Book

June 2: Love Bytes

June 3: MMGoodBook Reviews

June 4: Mercy Celeste
3Chicks After Dark

June 5: The Novel Approach
Bike Book Reviews Spotlight (

June 6: Sinfully (

June 7: The Blogger Girls (

June 8: Prism Alliance (

June 9: Joyfully Jay (

About Rhys Ford
headshot_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.

My Blog:

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.

47 thoughts on “Guest Post and Giveaway: Murder and Mayhem by Rhys Ford”

  1. Congratulations on your new book and the start of a new series YAY!! It’s interesting that you have asked authors “Can I murder you?” And they all said yes!!

  2. Such a unique tour. 🙂 I can’t wait to see which authors you’ve chosen at each stop. Congrats on the new release.

  3. Hmm, interesting, JP’s fictional death caused by corset and how was it done? Historical medical documentation noted that death was possible from tight-lacing and in one case the “heart was found to be so impeded in its action as to render life impracticable and another caused by malfunctioning steel bones. Yes very interesting indeed 🙂

    Thank you for another fun book release tour and for a chance to one of JP Barnaby’s books 😀

  4. I am happy you are starting a new series! Yay!! Thanks for the fun tour. Love the picture of JP. 🙂

  5. I’m excited! I actually WON a copy of any of Rhys’ back titles OR Murder and Mayhem, but I already own/have preordered them all. 😦 Doesn’t make me any less excited to read it!

    allesonl at gmail dot com

  6. Happy publishing! Can’t wait to read another one of your books. You’re an auto buy author of mine, but I guess I’ll have to wait a bit and see if I win. 😉

    martereads at hotmail dot com

  7. You always have such fabulous book release tours. Can’t wait till the fifth, but in the meantime looking forward to seeing who is next on the murder list!

  8. Ohhhhh! This blog tour will help me from going crazy waiting for June 5th! And really, how could all of your author buds resist you? It’s not everyone who could claim, “Hey – did you know Rhys Ford murdered me?” 😉

  9. Congratulations on the new release! I can’t wait to pick up this series. Honestly, I’ve enjoyed every book I have picked up, so I know this will not disappoint.

  10. i thought I’d commented on JP’s corset cutting off her breath yesterday, but obviously didn’t hit the right button!
    Excited for another Rhys Ford series

  11. Congratulations on the new release! Looking forward to reading it! This sounds like a fun filled tour! Death by JP’s corset cutting off her breath! Sounds painful.


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  13. Poor JP can’t breathe with such a tight corset. Quick, who’s got scissors!
    Congratulations and much luck, Rhys!
    taina1959 @

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