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Time for a nap.

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Our new kitten, Felix, had the best first Christmas ever. His favourite part was trying to knock the tree over, which delighted my children.

It’s steaming hot here in Johannesburg, with temperatures peaking at 34 degrees Celcius (93 degrees F) so we spent most of Christmas day in the pool with lilos and chilled MCC.

It was lovely to take the day off and spend time with my kids, and I hope you had a wonderful break, too. I also hope you enjoyed reading (or listening to) Dasher, if you got around to it!

And while everyone (including the kitten) is now recovering from lots of fun, I’m trying my best to finish this final wizard book before my deadline on the 31st of December.

Please keep your fingers crossed for me! It’s going to be a slog, but I’m determined to make it!


BOOKS

If you’re looking for something to read and you enjoy fantasy, there might be something here that appeals to you. I’m afraid I’m sharing this link a few days late, but I’ve just checked and most of the books listed are still 99c.

Also, my book Grey Magic is now available in audiobook format!

If you’re new to Audible, you can listen to it for free here:

Audible US: http://bit.ly/GreyMagic
Audible UK: http://bit.ly/GreyMagicUK
Audible FR: http://bit.ly/GreyMagicFR
Audible DE: http://bit.ly/GreyMagicDE

Thanks again for your support this year and I wish you all the best for 2019!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com

The HighFire Crown
The Dream Drinker
The Sigma Surrogate
Why You Were Taken
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls
2054
Uprising
The Stepford Florist
Grey Magic
Sticky Fingers Collection
The Underachieving Ovary
The Memory of Water

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Merry Kindlemas!

I am so grateful to you for your support this year.

Without you, I wouldn’t be able to afford the time to write. Thank you!

Here is your gift: A Christmas-themed short story, perfect for the festive season.

I’ve made it free from today till the 25th of December.


Dasher

A heartwarming tale of a down-and-out Santa Claus and his decapitated reindeer.

Get your gift now!

Also, if you’re new to Audible, you can listen to the audio version for free.

Audible US: http://bit.ly/dasherUS
Audible UK: http://bit.ly/dasherUK
Audible FR: http://bit.ly/dasherFR
Audible DE: http://bit.ly/dasherDE


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Bound by Sorcery
Antara Mann

For a limited time Bound by Sorcery is on sale for only 99c

A supernatural apocalypse is brewing. And only secret magic can defeat it.

Alexandra Shaw may be an elemental mage, but she prefers the quiet life, running her struggling occult bookshop. With secrets of her own and a magical lineage shrouded in mystery, she keeps a low profile. But when a New York banker is found gruesomely murdered with an ancient symbol carved into his chest — one representing a cult of demon hunters long thought extinct — the supernatural community, including the Magic Council, is stunned.

Bound by Sorcery is the first book in the Half-Goddess Chronicles urban fantasy series. It features a kick-ass heroine, a hot hero, mystery, and otherworldly adventures. Fans of Ilona Andrews, Ella Summers and Linsey Hall will likely enjoy this series.

Get it now.


Thank you for supporting indie authors. Happy reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com

The HighFire Crown
The Dream Drinker
The Sigma Surrogate
Why You Were Taken
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls
2054
Uprising
The Stepford Florist
Grey Magic
Sticky Fingers Collection
The Underachieving Ovary
The Memory of Water

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The Sigma Surrogate Gets a Facelift

The Sigma Surrogate cover 2.0

Yesterday I gave the cover of The Sigma Surrogate a quick refresh.

I’ve decided to make it free for a few days.

If you haven’t read it before, I hope you enjoy the story!
Ebook (FREE)
US: https://amzn.to/2rA3ltX
UK: https://amzn.to/2zTX0xY

Audiobook (free if you’re new to audiobooks)
US: http://bit.ly/TheSigmaSurrogateUS
UK: http://bit.ly/TheSigmaSurrogateUK

 


In other news, Amazon has very kindly selected Sticky Fingers to be included in their Prime Reading program, so if you’re a Prime Member you’ll be able to read that for free, too.

This is great timing for me, as next year I’ll be doubling down on short stories. I love the creative freedom they offer, and it will make such a nice change from writing six back-to-back books in the same series!

Speaking of which, I am a third of the way through writing book 6 in my urban fantasy series, and I’m chomping at the bit to type THE END.

I’ve loved going on adventures with my protagonist, wily female wizard detective Jax, but my brain is totally fried. My brain is demanding piña coladas and warm seas.

BLOOD MAGIC SERIES update:

Book 3, The Witch Hunter, is LIVE TODAY! Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered it!

Book 4, The Ember Isles, will be available to order soon.

Book 1, The HighFire Crown, still 99c, will be going up to full price on Monday, so if you’d like to grab it, DO IT NOW OR YOU WILL FORSAKE $3 AND WEEP FOR ETERNITY.

Before I go off for another marathon writing session, here is a book you may be interested in.

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Unleash
Lauren Harris
4.3-star average (32 reviews) ★ ★ ★ ★

Magic Mafia. Sorcerer Police. A girl on the run from both.

Helena Martin doesn’t know who she hates more, the sorcerers who fired the magic-laced bullet or the gang-lord master who used her mother as a shield. It’s not the price she expected for escaping magical slavery, nor is the unstable power now pulsing in her veins.

“A visceral, heart-pounding ride of a book that will keep you guessing until the final bloody breath.”

 

Get it now!


That’s it for today!

Thank you for supporting indie authors, and happy reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com

The HighFire Crown
The Dream Drinker
The Sigma Surrogate
Why You Were Taken
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls
2054
Uprising
The Stepford Florist
Grey Magic
Sticky Fingers Collection
The Underachieving Ovary
The Memory of Water

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My new distraction has a name.

Felix

My kids wanted to name our new kitten Fifi Marshmallow Lawrence, so we settled on ‘Felix’ for short.

Felix has settled in beautifully, eats his weight in posh kitten food, and likes to explore. It’s so touching to see my young kids form a bond with him. (I’m not crying, you’re crying!)

The other good news is that I finished and submitted book 5 in my wizard series (shew!) and have started writing the final book. It’s been quite an adventure, and I’m so tired I can hardly form a coherent thought, so getting the words down is currently requiring a vast amount of coffee.

(When I think of quitting, I just remember the price of the posh kitten food and I press on).

I can’t wait to celebrate the submission of book 6 at the end of December! I hope you’ll celebrate with me. We can do a giveaway!

Until then …

>> For those of you on my list who are not here for urban fantasy, I’ll be taking a break from wizards and orcs to write some more Sticky Fingers story collections next year, so stay tuned! I will also email you less frequently from January onwards.)

>> For those who ARE here for urban fantasy, The Witch Hunter will go live on the 14th of December.)

In the meantime, you can…

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Rite to Reign: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Box Set — only 99c

Willful witches, supernatural sorcerers, cruel queens, and powerful priestesses fall out of favor and rise to rule in this highly sought-after collection of spellbinding stories!

More than 20 award-winning and bestselling authors have come together to curate this bewitching boxed set collection of the best PARANORMAL ROMANCE and URBAN FANTASY books in the genre, each brimming with stories of royal magic.

Journey through worlds of danger and mayhem, where witches and warlocks battle for influence and wizards fight for unrestricted power.

Grab your copy now. If you pre-order, you’ll also receive a bonus 12 ebooks by clicking here.


If you do end up reading my new releases, The HighFire Crown or The Dream Drinker, please let me know what you think!

The Witch Hunter will go live on the 14th of December.

And thank you for supporting indie authors. Happy reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com

The HighFire Crown
The Dream Drinker
The Sigma Surrogate
Why You Were Taken
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls
2054
Uprising
The Stepford Florist
Grey Magic
Sticky Fingers Collection
The Underachieving Ovary
The Memory of Water

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Cover Reveal: The Witch Hunter

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Still kicking.

The good news is that I’m still alive. Halfway through writing book 5 means that the finish line is in sight.

If you had told me a year ago that I’d be able to write 6 books in 6 months I would have laughed at you, but it looks like I’m going to make it!

One of the exciting parts about writing and publishing so fast is that the story races away with you and sometimes I can’t type fast enough to keep up with what is happening to my wily wizard detective. It’s really hard work, but it’s fun!

Another exciting part is that I get to have a new cover designed every month.

>>> Here is the cover for Book 3, called ‘The Witch Hunter’. <<<

The preorder is live on Amazon!

While I finish off writing book 5, here are some other urban fantasy suggestions to keep you busy.

(For those of you on my list who are not here for urban fantasy, I’ll be taking a break from wizards and orcs to write some more Sticky Fingers story collections next year, so stay tuned!)

TRY THESE INDIE AUTHORS


Guardian Born *#1 NEW RELEASE*
S.A. Moss
4.6 stars (3 reviews)  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Some people spend their whole lives searching for a purpose. . . I had to die to find mine.

For twelve years, I never let go of my obsession with finding my parents—until the day my search led me to the wrong place and got me killed.

Reborn as a Guardian, an elite team of immortal supernaturals that protect the human race, I’m given a new assignment: watch over Alex Knight in secret.

Too bad he’s not supposed to know I exist. 

Guardian Born is a fast-paced urban fantasy with a tough heroine, a sexy hero, and a healthy dose of adventure and romance. Perfect for fans of Linsey Hall, CN Crawford, McKenzie Hunter, and Shannon Mayer. 

Get it now.


Early Grave
Lori Drake
4.2 stars (12 reviews)  ★ ★ ★ ★

A paranormal killer. A pack running scared. Can she track down the murderer before the next strike?

Joey doesn’t need her werewolf pack to complete her. Fiercely independent, she’s looking forward to a long supernatural life of adventure alongside her best friend since childhood. But when Chris is murdered in a dark San Diego alley, her hopes for the future shatter.

If you like headstrong heroines, dark magic, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Lori Drake’s gripping novel.

Get it now.


Into The Lion’s Den
Monique Singleton
5 stars (3 reviews)  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

An immortal assassin. A terrorist threat. Nature under attack.

Anadi is Primal, the 5th rider of the apocalypse, A true Force of Nature.

Old and new enemies unite against her as she finally comes face to face with her creator. She knew that killing Azazel wouldn’t go unpunished—her past has a habit of coming back to haunt her—but this time they’re taking hostages.

As Nature attempts to restore balance, a new Conquest has been chosen – the question is, which side of the scales will he be on?

And who will come out alive?

Get it now.


If you do end up reading my new releases, The HighFire Crown or The Dream Drinker, please let me know what you think!

And thank you for supporting indie authors. Happy reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com

The HighFire Crown
The Dream Drinker
The Sigma Surrogate
Why You Were Taken
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls
2054
Uprising
The Stepford Florist
Grey Magic
Sticky Fingers Collection
The Underachieving Ovary
The Memory of Water

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I caught myself swearing in Latin today.

It made me realise how deeply I’m immersed in my character’s world. Writing six books in six months in an intense experience, and even more so when your protagonist doesn’t know how to stay out of trouble.

I’m currently in the middle of writing Book 5 and loving the adventure. If you haven’t yet tried out this urban fantasy that’s taking over my brain, you can sample it for free on Amazon, here.

Just download the free sample and you’ll get to meet Jacquelyn Denna Knight, the best wizard detective in the city.

And, speaking of wizards, if you enjoy fantasy you’ll love Angela J. Ford’s ‘Realm of the Beasts’.


Realm of Beasts: An Epic Fantasy Adventure with Mythical Beasts
Angela J. Ford
4.6 star rating (23 reviews) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A feisty enchantress. A mysterious wizard. A sarcastic dragon. From the international best selling author of The Four Worlds comes a tale of mischief and mayhem. 
When darkness creeps into Paradise, bringing the mysterious Nameless One and an omen of death, Citrine realizes the consequences of her actions spell danger for herself, her beasts, and Paradise.

As time runs out the undead come to life. Citrine faces the ultimate showdown as everything she holds dear is ripped away.

“The magic of this book is in the writing! Brilliant!” ★★★★★ 


Apart from being a bestselling author, Angela is one of the most supportive readers I know. I hope you’ll give it a try.

Thank you for supporting indie authors, and happy reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com

The HighFire Crown
The Dream Drinker
The Sigma Surrogate
Why You Were Taken
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls
2054
Uprising
The Stepford Florist
Grey Magic
Sticky Fingers Collection
The Underachieving Ovary
The Memory of Water

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The Memory Hacker

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Hello!

 

I have so many exciting projects coming up, I can’t wait to share them with you.

THE MEMORY HACKER
I published The Memory Hacker last week, if you’re keen to check it out you can click here.

THE UPRISING
One of the projects I’m currently working on is publishing a Dystopian 12-book boxed set anthology. It includes my book The Sigma Surrogate and will be out next month! We’ll publish at the crazy price of 99c … I’ll let you know when it’s live.

STICKY FINGERS
The Sticky Fingers series of collected short stories is doing really well, sharing chart space with Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. I couldn’t be happier!

Sticky Fingers 2 will be out in audiobook format next month, if you are an audio fan. If you’re not, you’re missing out! I’ll send you an email in the next couple of weeks all about audiobooks and how you can try them for free.

A FEMALE WIZARD?
What’s taking most of my time at the moment in a book about … a wily female wizard!

I know it’s a bit different to what I usually write (apart from Grey Magic), but when the co-authoring opportunity came up, I grabbed it with both hands.

THE GOOD NEWS: We’ll be releasing a 6-book series before January 2019.

THE BAD NEWS: I have to write 6 books in 6 months. YIKES?

Luckily, Book 1 is already in the bag. It’s called ‘The HighFire Crown’ and I submitted it yesterday. It was so much fun to write! WIZARDS! GOBLINS! VAMPIRES! ORC MAFIA! Honestly, it feels like too much fun to call it work. I’ll keep you posted on the progress!

TRY THIS INDIE AUTHOR for only 99c

Eye of the Colossus
Nicole Grotepas
★★★★★
4.9 stars out of 5 (15 reviews)

Some think the City of Jade Spires is a utopia. It very much isn’t.

 

Holly Drake is in prison for defending herself from a murderer. That’s the kind of corruption thriving in the city where evidence is destroyed and the innocent go to jail.

But everything’s about to change. Someone exonerates Holly and she walks free. She has no idea who. Or why. But they have a job for her.

Grab your copy now for just 99c.


That’s all for today.

Happy Reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com

The Sigma Surrogate
Why You Were Taken
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls
2054
The Stepford Florist
Grey Magic
Sticky Fingers Collection
The Underachieving Ovary
The Memory of Water
Every Breath You Take
The JT Lawrence Suspense Box Set

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An Unnerving Glimpse of the Future

2054 is Here.

In last week’s post I said I’d let you know when this hot new release is available at 99c …
So today I have a super short mail with only one message:

2054 is live, it’s 99c, AND IT’S AN AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER!

I am SO EXCITED (CAN YOU TELL BY THE ALLCAPS??)


2054
“Breathtaking” — Samuel Peralta

The contributing authors and I are dancing in our offices. We’re glad no one is watching. (We have a lot of words in our heads, but not a lot of rhythm.)

Okay, enough distraction. I need to get back to writing my Super Secret Series that I’ll tell you about in the next email.

Hugs, and happy reading!

Janita

PS. Here’s the blurb, in case you missed it last time:

Welcome to the Future.

It’s 2054, where memory hackers carve up your mind, sexbots lurk behind every corner, and the religious wear impenetrable skins.

Explore the ocean depths with AI-enhanced octopods. Learn your past might not be what you remember. Take a bot into your marriage bed, and fall in love across an impenetrable divide.

You’ll love this riveting cyberpunk-fuelled box set of science fiction novellas.

Buy your copy of 2054 now.

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Don’t Buy This New Release Yet.

2054 Email Banner Image 8 copy

Welcome to the Future

It’s 2054, where memory hackers carve up your mind, sexbots lurk behind every corner, and the religious wear impenetrable skins.

Explore the ocean depths with AI-enhanced octopods. Learn your past might not be what you remember. Take a bot into your marriage bed, and fall in love across an impenetrable divide.

***
Dear Reader

I have a brand new release — 2054 went live today — but don’t buy it yet. We’ll be having a 99c promo next week so I’ll remind you then!

But that’s not all … Sticky Fingers 3 is being released tomorrow.

Hooray! To celebrate, I’ve made book 2 99c till tomorrow. If you decide to grab it, thank you, and I hope you enjoy it!

If you’re a fan of Roald Dahl or Gillian Flynn you’ll love these unsettling stories with a twist in the tale. 

(The boxed set is also now available).

To add to the party, I’ve made The Sigma Surrogate free till the end of the weekend. If you like, you can get it free here.

***

For those of you who replied to my email about Audible codes for the When Tomorrow Calls series … I gave out as many as I could. The rest of you are on the waiting list, and I’ll send out more codes as I get them.

And thank you for the wonderful feedback and reviews! You guys are so supportive; I wish I could hug every one of you.

(If you missed out on that email and would like a code for the audiobook series, just reply to this mail with your preference of Audible US or UK code and I’ll add you to the list!)

***

That’s all for today. Keep well and keep reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com

The Sigma Surrogate
Why You Were Taken
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls
The Stepford Florist
Grey Magic
Sticky Fingers Collection
The Underachieving Ovary
The Memory of Water
Every Breath You Take
The JT Lawrence Suspense Box Set

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I Have a Problem.

Okay, that subject line is pretty clickbaity (sorry!) but I need to tell you about my paperback sale.

My problem is that I’ve got loads of JT Lawrence paperbacks here at home and not enough shelf space for all the new books I plan on writing this year.

So …
I’m having a huge BOOK SALE! If you live in South Africa and would like any of my paperbacks for deeply discounted prices, this is the deal.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy my books and would like to take advantage of theses once-off prices, just reply to this email and I’ll reserve the title/s for you.
NEW RELEASES
The release of Sticky Fingers 2  went really well (see the first reviews here) and I’m hard at work on the third collection, due next month.
We’ve also just released the box set version of the When Tomorrow Calls trilogy. Audiobook version coming soon!
(Reminder: The Sigma Surrogate, the prequel novella, is currently FREE on Amazon.)
The sci-fi anthology I’ve been working on is almost ready to go. My story is called The Memory Hacker and I can’t wait to share it with you. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s live!
FREE AUDIOBOOKS
>> I have plenty of Audible UK codes to distribute.

This means that you can get any one of my audiobooks FREE from Audible UK. Just reply to this mail with your preference and I’ll send you a code.

The Stepford Florist is my brand new audio release, in case you haven’t yet listened to it, and here is a list of all my books on Audible.co.uk

>> US listeners can also get my audiobooks for free — if it’s the first time you listen to an audiobook through Audible, it’s free.
However, if that ship has sailed, you can always open an Audible.co.uk account — without becoming a member, so it’s free — no matter where you live. I always have plenty of UK codes so your efforts will be rewarded in a big way.

Soon my audiobooks will be raining down on your face and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t start listening in a British accent sooner.

FREE EBOOKS
Maybe you’re not into the audiobook thing. I get it. In that case, I have free ebooks for you, too.

Fierce Hearts is an InstaFreebie giveaway featuring books with kick-ass women characters in sci-fi and fantasy. Click here to see what’s on offer.

… and that’s all for today. Hugs, and happy reading!
Janita