Guest Post and Giveaway: There’s This Guy by Rhys Ford

Today I am so pleased to welcome Rhys Ford to Joyfully Jay. Rhys has come to talk to us about her upcoming release, There’s This Guy. She has also brought along a fun giveaway. Please join me in giving Rhys a big welcome!

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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 <em>There’s This Guy</em>, 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. <em>There’s This Guy</em> 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.

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).

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

  1. Colour in ONE of the illustrations (either print out or computer)
  1. Take a picture of the completed drawing
  1. 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!

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Or if you prefer, you can download the files as a PDF: 5_TTG_Colouring_Book6_TTG_Colouring_Book and 7_TTG_Colouring_Book

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/)


Blurb

Theres_This_Guy_RhysFord_Tagline_SmallThere’s This Guy by Rhys Ford, published by Dreamspinner Press
Upcoming narration by Greg Tremblay

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 the 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 artistic, sweet 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.

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Bio

Bioheadshot_Rhys-FordRhys 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


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).

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

  1. Colour in ONE of the illustrations (either print out or computer)
  1. Take a picture of the completed drawing
  1. 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.

  • By entering the giveaway, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Winners will be selected by random number. No purchase necessary to win.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  • If you win, you must respond to my email within 48 hours or another winner may be chosen. Please make sure that your spam filter allows email from Joyfully Jay.
  • Winners may be announced on the blog following the contest. By entering the contest you are agreeing to allow your name to be posted and promoted as the contest winner by Joyfully Jay.
  • Prizes will be distributed following the giveaway either by Joyfully Jay or the person/organization donating the prize.
  • All book prizes are in electronic format unless otherwise specified.
  • By entering you are agreeing to hold Joyfully Jay harmless if the prize or giveaway in some way negatively impacts the winner.
  • Readers may only enter once for each contest.  Duplicate entries for the same giveaway will be ignored. In the event of technical problems with the blog during the contest, every effort will be made to extend the contest deadline to allow for additional entries.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Comments

  1. Congratulations on the release of There’s This Guy! I’m looking forward to reading it.

  2. marygrz3 says:

    Congrats! I LOVED this book so hard! <3

  3. Congrats on the new release!

  4. Purple Reader says:

    Congrats and thanks for the post. That’s a creative and fun coloring contest you thought of.

  5. Congratulations on the release, Rhys. The idea of the Mandalas is great

  6. Congrats on the release, I can’t wait to read it!

  7. Inez Garcia says:

    Can’t wait to start coloring, but first I need to figure out how to use computer coloring. Can’t wait to get started reading There’s This Guy.

  8. Such a beautiful story :)

  9. Heather Rawlins says:

    This story looks so interesting, I can’t wait to read There’s This Guy

  10. waxapplelover says:

    I have a favorite illustration now. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one for me. :) Congrats on the release.

  11. Congrats on the release!  I am looking forward to reading it.

  12. Such an intriguing giveaway with coloring!

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