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JT Hall’s Murder Once Seen is Out Today!

JT is a member of my critique group and she has a paranormal thriller coming out from Riptide Publishing today.

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About Murder Once Seen

In the city of Nis, things often aren’t what they seem.

Derwin is a bounty hunter gifted with the Oddity of superhuman strength and agility—perfect for hunting down fugitives and demons who roam the streets. One killed his boyfriend two years ago, and Derwin won’t stop until he finds out who. Police suspect it was someone he sent to prison, but he can’t shake the idea that they’re missing something.

Elliot is a rentboy who’s been living on the streets since his parents disowned him. He mistrusts everyone and, given his uncontrolled ability to Read Objects and a client list that includes a major gang boss, despairs of ever having a normal life.

Derwin and Elliot meet in a storm of lust. Derwin’s Oddity is fed by the pain of others, but he only wants what’s freely given. Elliot loves pain, but needs safety and a way off the streets before he can allow it. They may be able to solve each other’s problems . . . if they can survive long enough to work together.

Available now at Riptide Publishing. 

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About JT Hall

J.T. Hall has been writing for many years under this name and others, and has appeared in magazines, anthologies, and online books. She earned her BA in creative writing from the University of Arizona, her Master’s in education from Argosy University, and works as an independent technical writer for state and federal programs. In her free time, she volunteers for the LGBT community and is active in the leather scene. She has a teenage daughter and a partner of over ten years. They live in sunny Arizona with three adorably cute dogs, three black cats, and a hamster who loves peanuts.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Murder Once Seen, one lucky winner will receive a $20 Riptide credit! Leave a comment on the tour stops with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 17, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

50% Off at All Romance Ebooks! (and an update)

are-halloween-50-offARe is having a rebate sale, where you get half of what you spend back as ARe credits. Click on the picture and it’ll take you to my page at ARe, if there’s something  you haven’t read and want to buy on the cheap. 🙂

I’ve been struggling to find time to write this year, and when I do find the time, it seems like I’m so out of practice, nothing happens. I’m one of those people that thrives on routine, as much as that annoys me. I’d like to be able to just pick up and write no matter what’s going on around me, but I don’t have that capacity.

That being said, I’ve been in the new job for almost four months now and I’m starting to feel less tired out from it, less stressed, less taken over. I can’t say I like it the way I do the writing, but it’s stable and comes with health and pension benefits, which the writing has none of. 😛 It’s allowed me to replace the septic system I’ve been worried about, and the roof that’s been leaking occasionally, and to do something about at least a few of the drafts in my daughter’s bedroom.

And now that the craziness of house repairs and new job have died down, I’m coming back to the keyboard. I’ve even signed up for NaNo (WTH was I thinking?). I’m going to try to work on Proud Flesh, since I’m still blergy enough that I don’t have the energy to write romantic comedy(I am most definitely allergic to something in that building)–sorry to everyone who’s waiting to hear the results of taking both Charlie and Vince to Nathan’s old neighborhood. I’m taking a week and a half over Christmas–you can be guaranteed that, after a couple of days of napping, I’ll be right back to Nathan’s nuttiness.

I uploaded the first chapter of Proud Flesh to my critique group today, and now I have to write like the wind to keep ahead of them. I hope, if I can stick to the NaNo schedule, I’ll have it near finished by the end of November, and it’ll be in the editor’s hands by Christmas. To make it more fun, I’m ‘gaming’ with Ana J Phoenix, who turned me on to this website: 4thewords.com , where you write to battle monsters and do quests. It’s silly, and probably the most words I’ve written in one session in a while.

So that’s the deal. I make no guarantees, but I’m going to do my darndest. 🙂

Alpha Squirrel Blog Tour: Day 4

fake book 2 copyToday’s posts are getting into the second of the two books I stole borrowed from the were community. Check out these blogs for parenting advice for the new were mommies and daddies.
BFD Book Blog
Dawn’s Reading Nook
V’s Reads
Boy Meets Boy Reviews

Rise of the Alpha Squirrel

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Nathan's met Vince's family, but Vince hasn't met Nathan's, and Nathan would like to keep it that way. Holy smoked almonds, what else do you do when you know how completely nuts your relatives are?

Why, you ease your man into it, by introducing him to normal shifters. Assuming you can find any.

But with a gossipy werehummingbird spreading the news, and a pair of young red pandas wreaking havoc with their fainting goat friends, Nathan’s about ready to climb into a pine cone and pull it in after him.

Then the local playboy weremoose hears about Vince, and Nathan has to find his inner alpha or the consequences will be worse than moldy hazelnuts.


Alpha Squirrel Blog Tour Day 3

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Nephy Hart
Man2ManTastic
Bonkers About Books
Open Skye Book Reviews
My Fiction Nook

You can go here to enter the Rafflecopter for your very own werehummingbird with a Napoleon complex, and to catch up on the rest of the tour.

In Tales from Real Life, putting the new flue in was great. It’s nice to be able to light the wood furnace without that nagging concern that this time will be the time I set the house on fire. But, with all the dust and insulation floating in the air, the lung monster has reared it’s ugly head and all I want to do is sleep, so there’s not much happening on the word front. I did make it 7.5 thousand words on Proud Flesh this weekend. You’re all going to hate me–I’m just warning you to take the sting out of it. And The Wall Nuts–the third story about Nathan–is sitting at about 5K. I should get it up in the progress bars, but I’m starting to get a bit embarrassed about how many there are. And there’s more I could throw up there too, but I’m trying to focus. (Hahahahaha!) I would like to get the little science fiction story finished, but the culture is giving me fits and I can’t find my story bible for it. It’s probably in a pile of papers somewhere. Maybe a nap this afternoon will loosen up enough energy to get some words down. 🙂

On The Thirteenth Day of Squirrelmas, My True Love Gave to Me

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Nathan’s Canadian cousins after the storm.

One more day to win this little dude:
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Nuts About You

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Nathan’s been crushing on one of his regular Bulk Mart customers for a while now. In squirrel form, he sits on Vince’s bird feeders, munching on seeds and enjoying the eye candy. Until the day Vince notices him raiding the feeder…


Merry Christmas!

Recovering from my second turkey coma in two days. Presents were appreciated, no one got stuck in the driveway, and a good time was had by all. So I’m going to leave you with this, my favorite Christmas song ever: Who Spiked the Eggnog?

We now return you to your regular holiday snoozing and snacking schedule. 🙂

Please Vote for Flesh Market at the Divine Book Awards

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Divine Magazine 2015 Book Awards

It’s up in MM of 2015, and LGBT Crime. The top twenty in each category with the most likes will go on to the final round.

I’m not good at shilling my stuff, but I think Flesh Market is a good–if sometimes difficult to read–story. I worked hard at it and did my best to balance the needs of as wide an audience of readers as possible. So, as someone who totally sucks at self-promotion, please go vote for Flesh Market. 🙂

Now the awkward silence as I try to think of something else smart to say.

Nope. Got nothing.

Go vote. Even if it isn’t for me. Everyone, even established authors, needs a boost on occasion. Votes in competitions like these are like hugs.

Hug an author today. 🙂

Happy Birthday to Jack L Pyke

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I keep this in my “No Children Allowed” folder, for obvious reasons.

Have a good one, chickie!

Flesh Market Is Now Available on Amazon!

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Special Agent Leo Gale is up a creek. A year and a half of deep cover is about to go up in flames. He needs help – something, someone to salvage the operation and save the lives of untold numbers of trafficked teenagers.

But he wasn’t expecting the partner they sent, or his own gut-punch of a response to the man.

Julian worked hard for that FBI Honors Internship. It was supposed to be a foot in the door. He’d never expected it to catapult him into the middle of a major undercover operation. Yet here he is, sleeping on a filthy mattress and using every trick in the book to avoid torture--and worse. He’s never felt so scared, or so alive, in his entire life, and he’s not sure if it’s the danger, or Leo, that’s making his heart race.

There’s no time to think about it, though. The operation is heating up, and Leo and Julian are running out of time and options. As choices become more difficult, they must find a way to take the traffickers down, or risk becoming just another set of organs for sale.

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Flesh Market is here!


And luckily I have class today, and an assignment to finish, so I absolutely don’t have time to keep hitting refresh. Nope. Not a bit. *click, click*

In completely other news, I’m working on the sequel to Flesh Market, and the sequel to Bite Me Tender. Hopefully within the year for both of them.