~ RHYS FORD ~
FISH & GHOSTS is the first in a brand new series called Hellsinger. Tell us a bit about the series?
The series is based on an idea I had about a ghost skeptic falling in love with a medium. Wolf Kincaid is a scientist and even if there is evidence of things going bump in the night, he’s on the far side of cynical. He always goes into a situation to debunk the ghost rather than support it. Tristan Pryce is his exact opposite. Tristan sees ghosts—interacts with them.
I’m seeing the series as a long-reaching arc in some ways. They’re not always going to agree and Tristan’s family REALLY wants him out of the Grange. So there’s already conflict built in. The boys will probably be going to other sites and bickering about ghosts and whatnots.
What inspired you to write about Hellsinger Investigations?
I rather wanted to have a throwback to the old paranormal rom-coms like Topper with a bit of horror thrown in. I didn’t want the series to be seriously spooky or horror. I was aiming for something lighter. Something fun. Rollicking. Mayhem. I wanted mayhem.
And I wanted to write something where the villains were already dead. *grins*
Can you give us a peek into the day of a writer? Do you write every day? If so, for how long?
Aish. Um… I wake up, let the dogs out, start coffee, bleed the cat to see if he needs insulin then do the email and rounds first. Once that’s off my plate business wise, I start to write.
I do write every day. Unless I am doing cover art in which case, that’s usually all I do that day. Different sides of the brain. The time I spend writing depends solely on what’s in my head that day. Sometimes it’s 1500 words. Other times, it’s an entire chapter.
You are hosting a dinner party. If given the chance to invite characters from other series, who would they invite?
My series or someone else’s? Oh more fun if not mine. I’d invite Adrien and Jake from Josh Lanyon’s AE series, Wyborne and Griffin from Jordan L. Hawk’s Widdershins and Vic and Jacob from Jordan Castillo Price’s PsyCop series. To one of those solve-the-mystery dinner theatre things. It would be like the ultimate Clue game.
If you could read one book again for the first time, which one would it be?
Hands down, Fatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon. I can still taste that first read. *nods* I reread books a lot when I need to break some of the chunks off of my brain. Lanyon is always a good bet.
If we were unforgivably rude and looked inside your purse right now, what would we find?
I’d have to get a purse. Um… I have a backpack! You’d find a pair of Oakleys in a kimono fabric covered face, my clutch wallet, a brush, chapstick, my cell phone and mints strong enough to tear the enamel off your teeth.
Thank you so much for sharing with us today!
Thank you for having me here! I really appreciate it and am so thankful for your support and readership. Hey, that’s even a word. Thanks to all of you!
When his Uncle Mortimer died and left him Hoxne Grange, the family’s Gilded Age estate, Tristan Pryce knew he wasn’t going to have an easy time of it. He was to be the second generation of Pryces to serve as a caretaker for the estate, a way station for spirits on their final steps to the afterlife. The ghosts were the simple part. He’d been seeing boo-wigglies since he was a child. No, the difficult part was his own family. Determined to establish Tristan’s insanity, his loving relatives hire Dr. Wolf Kincaid and his paranormal researchers, Hellsinger Investigations, to prove the Grange is not haunted.
Skeptic Wolf Kincaid has made it his life’s work to debunk the supernatural. After years of cons and fakes, he can’t wait to reveal the Grange’s ghostly activity is just badly leveled floorboards and a drafty old house. The Grange has more than a few surprises for him, including its prickly, reclusive owner.
Tristan Pryce is much less insane and much more attractive than Wolf wants to admit and when his Hellsinger team unwittingly release a ghostly serial killer on the Grange, Wolf is torn between his skepticism and protecting the man he’d been sent to discredit.
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