Author of the Month

To celebrate the fact that I have not one but TWO books coming out this month, Riptide Publishing has made me their Author of the Month!

You can grab Book 1 of the Oddities series, Murder Once Seen for only 99 cents all month long at the link here.

Also check out the interview with me posted here.

Riptide has also just released an excerpt of the first few chapters of Forest of Thorns and Claws on the book’s page (look under the “Excerpts” tab).

And last, look for blog tours with special sneak peeks, special guest posts from me, and two separate giveaways.

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Cover Love and an Excerpt Available

There was a cover reveal last month, but there wasn’t a single comment on the post, and I feel like L.C. Chase deserves a lot more credit for the gorgeous cover she created for Book 2 of the Oddities series, Fraud Twice Felt.

So I’m featuring it on my blog here, along with a link to the excerpt that is now available on the book’s page over on Riptide.

Featuring prominently on the cover is rentboy turned private investigator, Elliot Leed:

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Read the first four chapters here–click the “Excerpt” tab

The release date is next month, May 29. I don’t have the final files yet, but if you’re a blogger and you’re interested in getting a review copy to read and review, comment here and I’ll make sure to send one. I’m busy writing guest posts for the promotional tour but I don’t know if they’ve asked for sign-ups yet.

Enjoy!

Blurb:

Three weeks after solving his old boyfriend’s murder, bounty hunter Derwin Bryant is trying to let go of the past and embrace his new life with Elliot Leed, a former rentboy and fellow Oddity. Elliot, meanwhile, is trying to adjust to working at Bob’s Bail Bonds and having a real relationship despite his strange power of Object Reading. Hanging over the couple is the fear that Roy Yoshiro, notorious gang lord, will make good on his threats to claim Elliot. If that happens, not even Derwin’s superhuman strength will be enough to protect the man he loves.

Their concerns are overshadowed when Derwin’s friend asks for help finding her missing son. It’s not long before the case takes Derwin and Elliot back to the crime-ridden underbelly of the city and straight into Yoshiro’s clutches. Two gangs are vying for power, and Derwin and Elliot get caught in the middle of their very public fight.

Derwin and Elliot must find a way to thwart both gangs’ plans and escape alive. This time, one misstep could spell disaster for all the inhabitants of Nis.

Two Covers to Reveal!

Today I have not one but TWO cover reveals, for the two books I have coming out in May from Riptide.

First, coming out May 15 is my weretiger m/m romance, Forest of Thorns and Claws, with the cover designed by L.C. Chase and revealed on Love Bytes LGBTQ Book Reviews: http://lovebytesreviews.com/2017/03/30/exclusive-cover-reveal-incl-giveaway-j-t-hall-forest-of-thorns-and-claws/

 

And second, Book 2 in the Oddities series, Fraud Twice Felt, comes out on May 29. The cover is also by L.C. Chase and revealed today on Heroes and Heartbreakers: http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/blogs/2017/03/cover-thursday-exclusive-weatherspoon-hall-lang-loft

Yep, that’s my boy Elliot, who features prominently in this book.

Enjoy!

ETA: Also, it seems that at least one of the books is already listed on Goodreads, so please feel free to add to your wishlists.   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34736864-forest-of-thorns-and-claws

New Titles for Pre-sale!

I know I’ve been quiet–current job and home needs have been keeping me away from the Internet most of the time. But I’ve got some exciting news. In May, Riptide will be publishing not one, but two of my full-length novels:  on May 14,  Forest of Thorns and Claws, a m/m weretiger stand-alone which is much more than a shifter romance, and then on May 29 the second book of the Oddities series, Fraud Twice Felt, will be released.

Both are now available at the Riptide Publishing at the following links:

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Look for cover reveals for both of these books coming soon!

Also, I’m working on writing the blog posts for the promotional tours. I’ll go ahead and ask it here: is there anything you’d like to know about me or the books? (or the world of the Oddities series, etc.)

I’m still hard at work on final editing tasks and writing the 3rd Oddities book.

Life’s Hurdles

January was a disaster.

I started a new job making less than half what I made before in a call center where every second is monitored and controlled. (No really!) It’s a large financial institution, so they’re very strict. It’s basic customer service and what I was doing in my twenties, so I feel like I’ve leapt back a decade. I’m trying not to feel like a loser, which is difficult because I’m not even making enough to pay all the bills.

Then on top of that, on Friday the 20th, while driving at night in pouring rain, I was sideswiped by another driver who took off afterwards. And it wasn’t my car, but my partner’s car, and therefore her insurance, so I felt even worse. Car’s now in the shop so we’re having to share and she’s having to drive me to and from work. I’m fine, but I really didn’t need this crap.

Then we both had the flu. Recovered now, but all of this meant that my writing and editing goals for the month went right out the window.

And guess what? My fun still wasn’t over!  The first week of February, while my partner was driving my car, some old lady backed into it. So that’s another car to fix and another having to deal with an insurance claim. Again, happy that nobody was hurt, and this time there was a driver at fault who had insurance. But UGH!!!  Enough already!

I’m not even going to bother posting word counts at the moment. Just know that the third Oddities book is coming along okay–it’s at about 19,000 words in the Word document, plus a bunch of pages that are hand written and need to be typed in. I’m in the second round of line edits for the second Oddities book, which is set to be published May 29. And I’m slogging (SLOOOOWWWLY) through the first round of edits for my weretiger m/m novel, set to be published May 15.

So just letting everyone know that I haven’t disappeared, but my online time these days is almost nil.

The last news is that I received my rights back from Torquere Press for my m/m/m novella, “Friday at the 7-Eleven.” I have someone to format it and I’m working on a new cover, and then I’ll republish it. (It’s still up on Amazon under Torquere. I’ve asked that they take it down.)

Thank you for all the reviews. That’s one thing that’s helping me get through this difficult time. I appreciate all of them.

 

Last day of the blog tour and giveaway!

Today’s the last day to comment to one of the blog tour stops for a chance to win a $20 Riptide gift card!  Lots of good stuff over at Riptide that you may want to check out.

Since I didn’t post yesterday, here’s the roundup of posts from Thursday and Friday:

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My Fiction Nook (Interview)

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents (Guest Post–favorite characters)

MM Good Book Reviews

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Sinfully Gay Romance (Guest post–Day in the Life)

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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And over on Goodreads, don’t forget about the giveaway for a signed print copy!

Meanwhile I’m rushing through some more developmental edits on that m/m weretiger novel . . . more news to follow soon.

Thanks to everyone for their support. I really appreciate it.

 

Blog Tour Day 2, and another giveaway!

First, here are today’s stop for the blog tour for the gay paranormal romantic suspense novel, Murder Once Seen (Book 1 of the Oddities Series), just released yesterday. Remember, you can win a $20 Riptide Publishing gift card by posting a comment to any of the blog tour posts!

December 13:  Alpha Book Club

December 13:  Booklover Sue

December 13:  Diverse Reader (Guest Post and Review)

December 13:  The Dark Arts

December 13:  Prism Book Alliance (Guest Post: Writing Space)

**In addition, I’m offering ONE autographed copy of the trade paperback of the book on Goodreads, today through December 27 (U.S., Canada, and U.K.) Go enter the giveaway now!**

Enjoy!

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