Today I am so pleased to welcome Rhys Ford to Joyfully Jay. Rhys has come to talk to us about her latest release, Ramen Assassin. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Hi! I am Rhys Ford and I would like to welcome you to this stop on the Ramen Assassin Blog Tour!
I am looking forward to introducing you a new series as well as two very fun characters I enjoyed writing, Kuro Jenkins and Trey Bishop. The first book, Ramen Assassin, came to me as a nebulous idea but then really pushed into the forefront of my brain while I was beginning to write Hellion, the third book in the 415 Ink series. Unfortunately, I scared TA Moore with a very bad habit of mine called staring into space while thinking. I was contemplating the ins and outs of a series called Ramen Assassin and she took my crazed, unfocused look as the possibility of a spider of the wall behind her.
There was no spider. But what did come out of it was a murder mystery about a former government operative turned ramen chef and the recovering drug addict, former child star he saves from certain death and eventually falls in love with.
This book allowed me to combine two things I love — killing people and cooking. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. On this blog tour, I’m going to be sharing a few of my favorite dishes as well as a how to throw together ramen with what you have in your pantry and refrigerator. Please be sure to hit up every single stop on the blog tour for a different recipe at each stop as well as that blog’s giveaway!
Be sure to enter to win a twenty dollar gift certificate from Dreamspinnerpress.com! One for every stop!
And now, onto the food…
Hilo Shoyu Chicken (pronounced hee-low)
1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms or to taste. If large and whole, cut into slices. Rehydrate in 1 cup water
4 (1/2-inch thick) slices of peeled ginger or 6 T of shredded frozen ginger
1/2 cup water
1 cup shoyu (soy sauce)
1 cup brown sugar or 1 1/2 white sugar
5 pounds chicken thighs
Sliced green onions for garnish
Brown chicken then add rest of ingredients, including mushroom water. Bring to boil, then simmer for 30-45 minutes. Serve over rice.
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When life gives Kuro Jenkins lemons, he wants to make ponzu to serve at his Los Angeles ramen shop.
Instead he’s dodging bullets and wondering how the hell he ended up back in the Black Ops lifestyle he left behind him. After rescuing former child star Trey Bishop from a pair of thugs in the middle of the night, he knows it’s time to pick up his gun again. But it seems trouble isn’t done with Trey, and Kuro can’t quite let go… of either the gun or Trey Bishop.
Trey Bishop never denied his life’s downward spiral was his own fault. After a few stints in rehab, he’s finally shaken off his Hollywood bad-boy lifestyle but not his reputation. The destruction of his acting career and his relationships goes deep, and no one trusts anything he says, including the LAPD. When two men dragging a dead body spot him on a late-night run and try to murder him, Trey is grateful for the tall, dark, and deadly ramen shop owner he lusts over—not just for rescuing him, but also for believing him.
Now caught in a web of murders and lies, Trey knows someone wants him dead, and the only one on his side is a man with deep, dark secrets. Trey hopes Kuro Jenkins will stick around to see what the future holds for them once the dust settles, but from the looks of things, neither of them may survive to find out.
You can buy Ramen Assassin at:
- Dreamspinner Press https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/ramen-assassin-by-rhys-ford-10582-b
- Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Ramen-Assassin-Rhys-Ford-ebook/dp/B07P74D3WD
Rhys Ford is an award-winning author with several long-running LGBT+ mystery, thriller, paranormal, and urban fantasy series and is a two-time LAMBDA finalist with her Murder and Mayhem novels. She is also a 2017 Gold and Silver Medal winner in the Florida Authors and Publishers President’s Book Awards for her novels Ink and Shadows and Hanging the Stars. 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 Harley, a grey tuxedo with a flower on her face, Badger, a disgruntled alley cat who isn’t sure living inside is a step up the social ladder 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.
Rhys can be found at the following locations:
- Blog: www.rhysford.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/rhys.ford.author
- Twitter: @Rhys_Ford
- On Your Alexa device on the Alexa Skills at: https://www.amazon.com/Witlingo-Rhys-Ford-Casting/dp/B07N7MJ7C8/
Rhys has brought a $20 Dreamspinner Gift Card to give away to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Friday, June 28th at 11:59 pm ET.
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I am so super excited for this book! I can’t wait until I can download and start reading!!!! And another great sounding recipe.
Can’t wait for this book!
Sounds delicious. Both, the book and the recipe. ?.
I have the book on pre-order for tomorrow even though I won’t have time to read it until the weekend. The chicken dish sounds super easy – I’m tempted to give it a go so I have something to eat with my book!
Thank you for all the recipes!
Thanks for sharing your favorite recipes. I can’t wait to try them. I’ve preordered Ramen Assassin from DSP and looking forward to the new series.
The book sounds so good I have it on my wish list and thank you for the great recipes Rhys.
I’ve read this book and loved it! As for the recipes you are sharing, I am writing all them down!
Thank for the recipe!
Hilo Shoyu Chicken sounds delicious! Kuro and Trey are a cute couple.
I’m so excited for the book!
Recipe sounds easy and delicious!
can’t wait to read the book going to try the recipe too
Sounds yummy…I’ll substitute tofu for the chicken. 🙂
I’m really not a fan of ginger or mushrooms, so I don’t think that this recipe is for me.
not much for mushrooms but otherwise sounds good & easy (always a plus)
So excited for tomorrow and the recipe sounds really easy and good.
I can’t wait to read Ramen Assassin and try all the food!
Just bought some chicken thighs today! Will give this a try. Thanks !
Welcome, Rhys, and thanks for a fun post. Your comment about loving killing people and cooking made me laugh! Best wishes for the success of Ramen Assassin and for your release from slavery….
Thank you for the recipe. My family eats a lot of chicken so this sounds like a good one to give a try this week.
I don’t even like mushrooms and that sounds delicious. I can’t wait to read this!
Thanks for the recipe!
Looking forward to the book. Thanks for the recipe.
I am liking the sound of the series and loving the recipes too – sounds like tonight’s meal is sorted!!
I am so looking forward to reading this one.
Rhys never disappoints. I can always hit the “Buy now” button with confidence. She is also takes the prize for my favorite quote from today. “This book allowed me to combine two things I love — killing people and cooking.” Always brings a smile…
Now I’m hungry, drat it (but yay, new Rhys)!
I know it sounds strange but I haven’t read anything by Rhys Ford before. I’ll have to check her out.
I am looking forward to this one – and the recipe sounds yummy! Mushrooms!
Thanks for the great looking recipe! I can’t wait to read the book!