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Giveaway – Black Dog Blues (Kai Gracen #1) by Rhys Ford

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Ever since he’d been part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figured he’d used up any good karma he had when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races were left with a messy, monster-ridden world and Stalkers were often the only cavalry willing to ride to someone’s rescue when something shadowy and dark moved into the neighbourhood.

There certainly were no shortage of monsters or people stupidly willing to become lunch for one.

It was a hard life but one Kai liked. And he was good at it. Killing monsters was easy. Especially since he was one himself.

After an accident retired Dempsey out, Kai set up permanent shop in San Diego, contracting out to the local SoCalGov depot. It was a decent life, filled with bounty, a few friends and most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him he wasn’t really human.

That was until a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego and Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder’s fledgling Dawn Court. It was supposed to a simple run; head up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary with the new Court then back to San Diego. Easy, quick and best of all, profitable. But Ryder’s “simple” run leads to massive trouble and Kai ends up being caught in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping.

No one ever got rich by being a Stalker. But then hardly any of them got old either. The way things were looking, it didn’t look like Kai was going to be the exception.

**Blurb from Goodreads**

So… I am a bad friend. Rhys Ford let me read a few early versions of Black Dog Blues a few years ago and I really enjoyed it. Fast cars, fantasy/paranormal aspects, torn main characters, smokin’ hot as described characters, a cat, controversy, and the wish to belong all combined in one fast-paced story. So many things I enjoy individually and together they worked really well. Fast forward to this year and Rhys told me that Black Dog Blues was coming out. I was really excited to hear that and wanted to give other people a chance to meet Kai.

Then my moving adventure began and it was all I could do to keep reviewing books I had promised to review. Yes I know excuses… but to make up for it I am offering up to 10 copies of Black Dog Blues depending on how many entries I receive. They will be from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, winners’ choice and available wherever I can gift them geographically. To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below and tell me a book on your TBR (To Be Read) pile that you can’t wait to read.
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By E_booklover

E is addicted to books. She discovered at an early age that not only were they her transport to far off worlds, adventures, and exotic cultures, but that she ran into far fewer objects if she walked while reading then if she wasn't reading. She reads across several genres, such as: romance, western,mystery, SF/F and its derivatives. She isn't too picky except for good characterization, settings she can imagine, and a story that flows logically... umm so ok -- she wants a good story. Have any to recommend?

17 replies on “Giveaway – Black Dog Blues (Kai Gracen #1) by Rhys Ford”

I think we’ve read a lot of the same books, so this is a tough call. Have you read Joyland by Stephen King? I enjoyed that. Also, I really liked Suzanne Johnson’s River Road. It’s a fun UF set in New Orleans. I liked the second book a lot more than the first.

I got confused and hit something, but I couldn’t figure out how to comment first. My suggestion (if it isn’t already on your list) is Shira Anthony’s “Stealing the Wind” — it has sexy, edgy mermen action! 🙂

Have you read any books by Ginn Hale? I loved Wicked Gentleman and Lord of the White Hell. They are both m/m in a paranormal/fantasy settings. Lord of the White Hell comes in 2 books and is YA/NA. Both are very good reads.
The book I am most looking forward to reading in my TBR list is Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier. I believe its a Beauty and the Beast retelling. I have been planning to read this for a while, I loved Marillier’s Sevenwater series, but was just waiting until I was in the right mood for it.

I am reading mostly M/M genre these days–or as my husband calls them–gay werewolf stories! That would be Amber Kell, Stephani Hecht, RJ Scott, and Sandrine Gasq-Dion to mention a few. There are so many stories and so little time!

I would love a copy of this book! Anyway, a book on my TBR pile that I can’t wait to read is Atom Heart John Beloved. It looks amazing!

A good book would be The Faceless One by Mark Onslaugh. It’s similarity of the story is right up with Stephen King of good vs evil.

I have the Flesh series by Kylie Scott on my TBR that I’ve heard good things about. Thanks for the chance, I saw this book a few weeks ago and put it on my list as well!

Honestly, Whiskey and Wry is the next one I’m really, really, really wanting to read, but since it’s not released yet, I’ll give you the next off my TBR that’s actually on my nook: The Return by Brad Boney.

Well you know a lot of the books on my TBR pile… 🙂

Actually I am looking forward to reading Glitterland. I’ve been in a non-reading funk which just recently broke so will be reading it after a couple of steamy ones.

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