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Title: Down & Dirty
Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reece Notley
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Mystery
Prism recently reviewed Down & Dirty. You can find the review here.
A Cole McGinnis Mystery
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 makes Ichi want more.
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!
Rhys Ford’s Down and Dirty Giveaway
$20 Gift Certificate to the e-tailer of your choice. Comment below. Winner to be chosen randomly.
Dirty Minds Part Six:
Surprisingly, Jae wouldn’t let me go out by myself. Not like he had anything to worry about. He made some noises about me just rolling around in the street and being bruised to hell but when aren’t I? Also his Mexican is better than mine, so I wasn’t complaining.
He could also speak Japanese so there was that.
Honestly, he could have gone out all by himself and probably be all right. Except I didn’t want him wandering alone, especially not in the torn jeans he was wearing.
But that just could have been my own dick talking.
At midnight, Los Angeles’ lower downtown was still active. High-end restaurants were closing down their dinner service and trickles of kitchen staff were making their way to tight-walled apartments nearby or heading to the subway lines for a long trip to the outer reaches of the city. SoCal Mexican dominated the murmuring threads with spots of Hmong and Vietnamese thrown in sporadically, a gunfire spot of hot oil among the spicy flow of rolling vowels.
An elderly Latino woman eyed Jae as he approached her, her shoulders rounded in with fatigue until he drew near. Her body snapped up at the ready when their shadows crossed, darker grey shapes cast by the street’s citrus splash lamps lining the sidewalk. Jae smiled, shaking his head to reassure her, holding up the photos I’d given him as he approached.
“Auntie, were you here last night? Coming home? Did you maybe see this van?” His Spanish was halting at times, hindered by his Korean accent but his pretty face got him further than the last three people I’d approached. He went on about a wedding and the cat but I stepped away, looking for a likely witness in the crowd.
I found one in a cook, his chef whites were embroidered with the name of a place I’d taken Jae to and paid through the nose for a dollop of cranberry foam and a sliver of meat Neko would turn her nose up at. His broad Bronx accent was a surprise but the rapid fire aggression rolling off of his expression wasn’t. It was late and I was a speed bump in the road as far as he was concerned.
The fifty I flashed was enough to make him slow down. So were the photos I showed him.
“Fuckers. Yeah, I know them.” He grunted, scowling even deeper if that was possible.
“You know them or saw them? Is this one of them?” I asked, shuffling through the photos until I found the sketch Ichi did for me as I described the young man who shot at me. It was a good likeness, as best I could give him considering I was paying more attention to the gun than to the guy.
“I know them. That asshole used to valet cars for the place I work at.” Louis—or at least that’s what his whites said his name was—tapped at the sketch. “They fired him for ripping off the cars he was parking. Him and a buddy of his. Stupid stuff like spare change and phones. Really nickel and dime. Tried to say it was the guys in the parking structure but a camera caught them taking shit out of a Beemer’s trunk. Our front manager about had a fucking cow.”
I slipped him the fifty, noting the restaurant he worked at. “Mind if I talk to your guy at the front of the house? See if I can get info on this guy? Maybe an address?”
“Shit, I don’t care if you screw the guy on the best table in the place. Just don’t expect to get a lot out of him. He’s an asshole.” Louis shook his head at the money but I insisted, pressing it into his hand.
“Dude, you have no idea how much you helped me out. I’ve really got to find these guys’ cat.” I shook his hand. “Really. Take it.”
“Shit, might as well.” He pocketed the money and grinned. “Good luck, man. And do me a favour. If you catch these guys, punch that one in the nuts for me. Asshole spit on one of my plates after he got fired. Ruined the best damned plate of sashimi I’d ever made.”
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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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