Don’t Miss This Freebie & 99c Deal!

Book 3 witch hunter character square.jpgDear Readers

I’ve been quiet, but with good reason!

Since my life has exploded with chickens and other urban farming fun (I have a beehive and a PROPER vegetable garden now—check my FB page for pictures!) I’ve fallen a bit behind on writing to you—and writing Sticky Fingers 6!

But have no fear! There is good news.
• Sticky Fingers 6 is back on track and will be released next month.

• Jigsaw, a radio serial I wrote in 2014 featuring Robin Susman and Devil, will be released as a novel in a couple of weeks’ time.

• FREEBIE >> I am giving away codes for the audiobook The Memory of Water. If it looks like your kind of book, just reply to this email with your preference of Audible US or UK code and I’ll send you one!

• 99c DEAL >> The Blood Magic box set is doing SO WELL I actually can’t believe it. The reviews are wonderful and It has smashed every personal sales record and rank I’ve ever had. THANK YOU for your support!

>> To celebrate, you can grab it at 99c for a limited time. <<

That’s 6 books for 99c!

Or, if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free, and we will earn more (as we get paid per page read).

If you know someone who enjoys quirky urban fantasy, please send them the link!

Here is the blurb:

It’s a case she can’t refuse.

 

Spell-slinger. Vampire-slayer. Magical albino ferret-rescuer.

 

Meet Jacqueline Denna Knight, the best wizard detective in the city.

 

Jax turns vampires to ash and pain into magic. She also has a knack for finding things. So when a distraught—and obscenely wealthy—elf calls Jax at midnight to hire her for an intriguing job, she grabs the opportunity with both hands…

 

But what Jax doesn’t know is that this case is going to unravel her life. She’ll get tangled up with a host of intriguing characters, most of whom are not who they appear to be.

 

As Jax speeds down a path toward the most powerful vampire clan in the country, she’ll have to put everything on the line.

 

Will she be able to use her unique brand of magic to save the Realm?
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A breakneck-paced mix of urban fantasy, irreverent humour and detective noir.

Fans of The Dresden Files and Jessica Jones will burn through this brand new addictive urban fantasy series, now available in a 6-book complete series set!

Get it now.

 

>> Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2qgRF1G

 

>> Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/33E7kXq

 

 

What reviewers are saying about the BLOOD MAGIC series:
★★★★★  “This is a sizzling hot book. The characters are great, the plot races and the writing is great. Humour, magic, crossbows, ferrets, mysterious men – this book has it all. I can’t wait for the rest of the books in this series.” – Amazon reviewer

 

★★★★★  “The main character, Jax, is like if Gin Blanco (of Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassins series) and Harry Dresdan (of Jim Butcher’s The Dresdan Files series) had a baby. That is high praise cuz I love Gin and Harry dearly. The HighFire Crown built a world of magic, mythology and mayhem. I am super excited for the next books in the series!” – Jenny B.

 
★★★★★  “Witty, gripping, and leaves you wanting the next book. I found myself laughing often and unable to put it down for long.” – Amazon reviewer

 

I hope you pick it up … and please tell your friends!

Hugs, and happy reading.

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
USA Today Bestselling Author
www.jt-lawrence.com
Short Story Collection – Psychological Suspense; Dark Humor
Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers 5
Sticky Fingers 6
Sticky Fingers Box Set (books 1 – 3)

Blood Magic – Urban Fantasy Action Adventure Series (complete)
1. The HighFire Crown
2. The Dream Drinker
3. The Witch Hunter
4. The Ember Isles
5. The Chaos Jar
6. The New Dawn Throne (final)

When Tomorrow Calls – Futuristic Thriller Series (complete)
The Sigma Surrogate (prequel novella) 
1. Why You Were Taken
2. How We Found You
3. What Have We Done (final)
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set (books 1 – 3)
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows (limited time)

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

PS. Want to make sure you never miss a release? Follow me on Amazon or BookBub.

Meet The Fowl Family (Plus Another FREE Audiobook)

Dear Readers

Two weeks ago I decided I wanted two hens. #CHICKENMATH prevailed and I’m now the mother of no less than A DOZEN CHICKENS.

On the plus side, they’re delightful creatures, and the children now forage for their own breakfast in the morning.

I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I’m over the moon. My best friend said if I get any more, she’s going to have to stage an intervention. (She’s a good friend. It’ll be sad to lose her.)

Here is a photo of my beautiful baby chick, Scribble. She’s a Rhode Island Red. Here are the gang of chicks who free-range like bosses.

Here is one of my gorgeous Lohmann Browns. 

And here’s a photo my seven-year-old son took of me hugging Sarah, who happens to think she’s a house chicken and likes to eat the cat’s food.

STICKY FINGERS 6

I’m still hard at work writing Sticky Fingers 6, and Sticky Fingers 4 has just gone into audio production. Can I get a “Yee-haw!”?

In the meantime, I’d like to offer you the following audiobook for free.

FREE AUDIOBOOK: STICKY FINGERS 2

NB >> Simply reply to this email with your preference of Audible US or UK and I’ll send you a code to redeem. <<

More info on the title here:

STICKY FINGERS 2 — AUDIBLE US: http://bit.ly/SF2US

STICKY FINGERS 2 — AUDIBLE UK: http://bit.ly/SF2uk

Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be chilling with my chicks in the backyard. ( :

Hugs, and happy reading.

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
USA Today Bestselling Author
www.jt-lawrence.com
Short Story Collection – Psychological Suspense; Dark Humor
Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers 5
Sticky Fingers 6
Sticky Fingers Box Set (books 1 – 3)

Blood Magic – Urban Fantasy Action Adventure Series (complete)
1. The HighFire Crown
2. The Dream Drinker
3. The Witch Hunter
4. The Ember Isles
5. The Chaos Jar
6. The New Dawn Throne (final)

When Tomorrow Calls – Futuristic Thriller Series (complete)
The Sigma Surrogate (prequel novella) 
1. Why You Were Taken
2. How We Found You
3. What Have We Done (final)
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set (books 1 – 3)
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows (limited time)

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

PS. Want to make sure you never miss a release? Follow me on Amazon or BookBub.

Alpacas in Scotland, and a New Sticky Fingers Release

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Thanks to your kind support, I hit the list I was aiming for — USA Today! So I’m officially a USA Today bestselling author.

I was (and still am) over the moon. Thank you to every single one of you who bought the set. WE DID IT!!

SCOTLAND

Scotland was AMAZING! I met so many new friends from all over the world. The conference was interesting and motivating; I learned a lot. And we got to write in a castle, which was a career highlight for sure!

We saw baby alpacas, which made my day. I’d never seen one before. We visited the botanical gardens which were beautiful beyond words. They had giant water lilies there! It was like something out of a fantasy book.

We also went on a Ghost Bus Tour and the Harry Potter Trail in Edinburgh, which were really fun. We tried a lot of local beers, Scottish luxury ice cream, and we shared fish and chips at the harbour, under the beady eye of a seagull. And thanks to your reminders, I remembered to pack a dress for the wedding!

It really was a trip of a lifetime and I’m so grateful that I was able to do it.

NEW STICKY FINGERS BOOKS

Sticky Fingers 5 is now available to order! I’m currently writing book 6 (the one I started in the castle, so there is a gothic horror story included!)

FREE AUDIOBOOKS!

I’m feeling so grateful to you all, I’d like to give you an audiobook as a gift!

We’ll start with ‘Sticky Fingers’ and go from there. (Next time I’ll choose a different title, so you won’t miss out if short stories aren’t your thing.)

Here’s more info on the audiobook:

US: http://bit.ly/SFaudioUS

UK: http://bit.ly/SFaudioUK

NB >> If you’d like an Audible code for ‘Sticky Fingers’, just reply to this email with your preference of Audible US or UK code. <<

ONE MORE FREEBIE

My debut novel, a psychological thriller, is FREE THIS WEEK ONLY.

If that sounds like your jam, grab ‘The Memory of Water’ now!

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

I made banana bread with my kids this weekend. This recipe never fails to disappoint — so quick and easy!

I cut the sugar in half and add pecan nuts in a weak attempt to make it healthier, but then end up toasting and buttering it!

Delicious! Thank you Smitten Kitchen.

MEME OF THE WEEK

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That’s it for now! If you end up getting ‘Sticky Fingers 5’ please let me know what you think!

Hugs, and happy reading.

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
USA Today Bestselling Author
www.jt-lawrence.com
Short Story Collection – Psychological Suspense; Dark Humor
Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers 5
Sticky Fingers 6
Sticky Fingers Box Set (books 1 – 3)

Blood Magic – Urban Fantasy Action Adventure Series (complete)
1. The HighFire Crown
2. The Dream Drinker
3. The Witch Hunter
4. The Ember Isles
5. The Chaos Jar
6. The New Dawn Throne (final)

When Tomorrow Calls – Futuristic Thriller Series (complete)
The Sigma Surrogate (prequel novella) 
1. Why You Were Taken
2. How We Found You
3. What Have We Done (final)
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set (books 1 – 3)
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows (limited time)

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

PS. Want to make sure you never miss a release? Follow me on Amazon or BookBub.

99c Box Sets You Won’t Want To Miss

Dear Readers

Amazon has finally unlocked our box set file for ‘Souls & Shadows’ so it is LIVE!

Available at all retailers at this link. 99c till Sunday!

Click here >>> https://books2read.com/soulsandshadowsboxset <<<

Despite the Zon’s glitch, we are still really close to hitting the USA Today Bestseller list so please hold thumbs!

[For those who were sent the pre-order (placeholder) file by Amazon, I’ll be able to advise you soon on how to get the correct one.]

Thank you so much for your amazing support on this!

***

Also in the urban fantasy genre is this bestselling box set by Melissa Delport.

Grab all 4 books now for only 99c!


BESTSELLER
Guardians of 
Summerfeld: Full Series: Books 1-4  only 99c
Melissa Delport

The war between vampires and the fae waged for over a thousand years. To save their species, the fae called on the last of their magic to create a city, hidden from the world, in which they could live out their days in peace. 

Twelve humans were chosen to guard this sanctuary. Granted the gift of immortality for their protection, they became known as the Guardians. They are all that stands between the last of the fae and the vampires who hunt them.

Now, a Guardian is dead and her sister seeks vengeance. But the city faces its greatest threat yet, and the only way to save it is to align herself with her mortal enemy: the most powerful vampire in existence.

Grab this bestselling four-book box set now for only 99c.

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ATTENTION: AUDIOBOOK FANS

When I get back from the conference in Edinburgh I’ll be giving away LOADS of audiobooks. Hundreds. So don’t go anywhere! I can’t wait to share them with you.

In the meantime, you can join our FB audiobook club, if you like. It’s run by the wonderful Joni Mielke who distributes review codes and lets us know about Audible deals, bestsellers, and other good stuff.

If you’d like to join, here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/671905753281265/

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That’s it for now! I’ll be back soon with the ‘Sticky Fingers 5’ launch announcement.

Hugs, and happy reading.

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com
Short Story Collection – Psychological Suspense; Dark Humor
Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers Box Set (books 1 – 3)

Blood Magic – Urban Fantasy Action Adventure Series (complete)
1. The HighFire Crown
2. The Dream Drinker
3. The Witch Hunter
4. The Ember Isles
5. The Chaos Jar
6. The New Dawn Throne (final)

When Tomorrow Calls – Futuristic Thriller Series (complete)
The Sigma Surrogate (prequel novella) 
1. Why You Were Taken
2. How We Found You
3. What Have We Done (final)
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set (books 1 – 3)
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows (limited time)

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

PS. Want to make sure you never miss a release? Follow me on Amazon or BookBub.

What Are You Reading This Weekend?

WTC bestseller 2 July 2019.pngDear Readers

What are you reading this weekend?

I’m busy packing for my trip to Scotland! I’m leaving on Sunday! SO excited.

We’ll be attending a writing and publishing conference in Edinburgh, then hopping over to England for a wedding.

Someone remind me to pack a dress!

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I was so thrilled with the result of my international (non-US) BookBub sale this week. We sold over 600 box sets, and ‘When Tomorrow Calls’ reached #14 overall in the Amazon Australia store!

Next, we’re hoping for a US BookBub. Please hold thumbs!

I am finishing up ‘Sticky Fingers 5’ tomorrow and I really enjoyed writing it. I think it has something for everyone. It’s not quite as dark as Sticky Fingers 4, but it certainly has its moments! I’ll let you know as soon as it’s live, which should be in the next few days.

The more I write short stories, the more I love them. I can’t wait to get started on book 6.

If you missed the box set sale, it’s still on at 99c if you want to grab it. (Sale ends Sunday)

SONG OF THE WEEK

I’m currently obsessed with Eiro Nareth, who plays covers of famous film soundtracks and classic rock. There’s some beautiful stuff there, including Hans Zimmer compositions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAcALH67-2A

MEME OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

I snapped this on my daily walk. No filter needed.

Which reminds me, I now have an author Instagram account! If you’d like to follow me, here’s the link: https://www.instagram.com/authorjtlawrence/

I also have a personal IG account, which I’ve had for years. If pictures of cats and/or small children bore you, STAY AWAY!

Here’s the link to that one: https://www.instagram.com/pulp_junkie/

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That’s it for now! I’ll be back soon with the ‘Sticky Fingers 5’ launch announcement.

Hugs, and happy reading.

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com
Short Story Collection – Psychological Suspense; Dark Humor
Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers Box Set (books 1 – 3)

Blood Magic – Urban Fantasy Action Adventure Series (complete)
1. The HighFire Crown
2. The Dream Drinker
3. The Witch Hunter
4. The Ember Isles
5. The Chaos Jar
6. The New Dawn Throne (final)

When Tomorrow Calls – Futuristic Thriller Series (complete)
The Sigma Surrogate (prequel novella) 
1. Why You Were Taken
2. How We Found You
3. What Have We Done (final)
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set (books 1 – 3)
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows (limited time)

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

PS. Want to make sure you never miss a release? Follow me on Amazon or BookBub.

I Am Janita, God Of This Weekend

Dear Readers

We had some fun this week with this new meme. What are you God of?

If you’d like to add your answer to the Facebook thread, you can find it here.

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SOUNDTRACK

I can’t get enough of Agnes Obel lately. Listen to ‘Curse’ here (YouTube link).

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IN OTHER NEWS

Grey Magic is part of a box set that has been flying off the shelves. We’ve had thousands of sales and are close to getting our US TODAY BESTSELLER status! YIKES!

If you can spare a dollar (even if you’re not interested in the book) I’d really appreciate it if you could pick up a copy. Every sale helps us get closer to that lifetime achievement. We’re so close!

>> HELP US REACH OUR DREAM >> BUY SOULS & SHADOW BOX SET FOR 99c

If you do support this, please let me know, I’d like to thank you personally!

(ALSO, if you’d like a FREE audiobook copy of GREY MAGIC, let me know! I’d my happy to send you one.

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

Audible US

Audible UK

If you’re already a member, no problem! Just reply to this email letting us know if you’d like an Audible US or UK code, and we’ll send you one.

Happy listening!

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EXCERPT

The married couple, Eddie and Roberta, had to drag the old man into the plush reception of the EverAfter frail care centre. 


“Pops!” beseeched Eddie. He was sweating with the effort. “Don’t fight us, please!”


“We love you, Pops,” said Roberta, her eyes shining with tears. “We’re bringing you here because we love you. Because it’s the best place for you to be.” Her jewellery flashed under the artificial lights.


“They can take care of you here, Pops,” said Eddie.


“Don’t call me that!” shouted the old man, trying to wrench his elbow away from Eddie. “I’m not your father!”


The smartly dressed receptionist left his station and came around the white marble counter, a concerned look on his face. He clicked a button on his silver headset; a modern Madonna halo. 
“We need two orderlies at reception.”


The old man managed to break away from Roberta and kick over a metal tray nearby, the contents of which went clattering all over the floor, along with Eddie’s Rolex.


“Make that four orderlies, and a gurney,” said the male Madonna, then switched the headset off. He scooped the watch off the floor. “You’re the Malones, I assume?”


Eddie and Roberta looked up at him at the same time.

“Yes,” said Roberta. “We called ahead.”


“Let go!” Pops roared. He was tall, and stooped, and looked a hundred years old. His hair floated in an untidy cloud around his head, and his teeth were the colour of illegal ivory.


“Yes,” said Madonna, passing the Rolex back to Eddie. “We’ve been expecting you. Mr. Malone’s room is ready.”
“Phone my son!” shouted the old man. “Phone my son, and he’ll tell you that I don’t know these people and that I don’t belong here!”


Eddie looked distraught. “I am your son, Pops.”


“You’re a liar!” yelled the ancient man, stabbing his dead branch of a finger into Eddie’s chest. “Let me go!”

***

(From the short story A TREE IN A FOREST)
Sticky Fingers 4: A Dozen Deliciously Twisted Short Stories

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That’s it for today!
Hugs, and happy reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com
Short Story Collection – Psychological Suspense; Dark Humor
Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers Box Set (books 1 – 3)

Blood Magic – Urban Fantasy Action Adventure Series (complete)
1. The HighFire Crown
2. The Dream Drinker
3. The Witch Hunter
4. The Ember Isles
5. The Chaos Jar
6. The New Dawn Throne (final)

When Tomorrow Calls – Futuristic Thriller Series (complete)
The Sigma Surrogate (prequel novella) 
1. Why You Were Taken
2. How We Found You
3. What Have We Done (final)
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set (books 1 – 3)
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows (limited time)

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

PS. Want to make sure you never miss a release? Follow me on Amazon or BookBub.

Cold Breath

Dear Readers

I have been man-down with man-flu and am behind on ALL my deadlines!

If you’re thinking if sending thoughts and prayers, please send coffee instead. 😂
 

STORY SEED
This week’s story seed is a meme I came across on Facebook. It’s funny and a bit dark, which as you might know, sums up my tastes pretty accurately.

Here it is:

LOL!

And here is a small snippet from my brand new story collection, Sticky Fingers 4, which kind of (coincidentally) goes along with the meme.

“My insomnia took my sleep hostage.

When I did manage to drift off I had begun to talk—and sometimes walk—in my sleep. Eleanor had told me I was calling out other women’s names. As you can imagine, that didn’t go down well.

“Who the hell is Claire?” she asked one morning, slamming her toothbrush into the jar.

I just shrugged. What could I say? I could hardly tell her that Claire was a seven-year-old who had cracked glasses and a fatal head contusion.”

(From the short story COLD BREATH)
Sticky Fingers 4: A Dozen Deliciously Twisted Short Stories

If you’re hopping on to Amazon, you may want to check out these indie authors while you’re there–

TRY THESE INDIE AUTHORS


The Sky Fall Conspiracy
Joseph Bendoski
What makes a nation believe a lie?

William Stephenson is an expert in mass media persuasion and propaganda. He watched the rise of Hitler on a mountain of lies, but Stephenson also believes that the Nazis can be undone by the same power that created them: propaganda.

There is just one problem.

All foreign broadcasts are illegal in Germany. At best Stephenson will have a day before the Nazi soldiers storm his radio station. It took Hitler over a decade to change the beliefs of the people; one day is not enough … or is it?

>> Get The Sky Fall Conspiracy now from Amazon.


Shadow Rising (Amazon Bestseller) — Only 99c 
Gabby Fawkes

With my pointed ears and badass bow, I was born to run and hunt in the woods of upstate New York, but I’m a country gal, at heart. I don’t give two craps about Sun/Moon politics, or the Big Apple. But then, everything changed. My dad died, and my mom found a new guy to love, William Geiser – the Sun Mayor of New York City…

Now they’re sending me to Zenith Academy, a supernatural school for Sun class magicals – Celestials, Mages, the elite of the elite. By night, the school becomes Eclipse, an Academy for vampires, and the creatures that own the night.

But everything isn’t as it first seems. I’ve stumbled across a plot to reignite the Shadow Wars all over again, and I think my soon-to-be stepdad is right in the middle of it.

Proving it, though, will be another question entirely…

>> Buy this bestseller now.

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That’s it for today!

Hugs, and happy reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com
Short Story Collection – Psychological Suspense; Dark Humor
Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers Box Set (books 1 – 3)

Blood Magic – Urban Fantasy Action Adventure Series (complete)
1. The HighFire Crown
2. The Dream Drinker
3. The Witch Hunter
4. The Ember Isles
5. The Chaos Jar
6. The New Dawn Throne (final)

When Tomorrow Calls – Futuristic Thriller Series (complete)
The Sigma Surrogate (prequel novella) 
1. Why You Were Taken
2. How We Found You
3. What Have We Done (final)
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set (books 1 – 3)
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows (limited time)

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

PS. Want to make sure you never miss a release? Follow me on Amazon or BookBub.

Night Witches & New Releases

Sticky Fingers 4 covervault.jpg

Dear Reader

 

I launched my 20th book today! Huzzah! Here’s a picture of my kitten celebrating.

STORY SEEDS

I’m always looking for more story seeds, and when I find good ones I post them on my FB Author page. Sometimes they inspire stories, sometimes they just make me think, or reframe my ideas.

Today I found one about a 96-year-old holocaust survivor who is now the epic frontwoman for a death metal band.

What an amazing world we live in. I’ll start sharing these seeds with you, too, so if you get nothing else from my newsletter, at least you’ll—hopefully—learn something interesting and new in a bite-sized paragraph.

IN OTHER NEWS

Sticky Fingers 4 is live today! Thank you for the orders and support, I really appreciate it!

One of the stories is about the Nachthexen, a squadron of aviatrixes who took out thousands of Nazi targets in WWII flying old biplanes made of plywood and canvas.

This team of courageous pilots fought for their land and their loved ones—dead and alive—and helped turn the tide against the invading enemy. I loved doing the research, and I hope you’ll enjoy the story!

That’s it for today!

Hugs, and happy reading!

Janita

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
www.jt-lawrence.com
Short Story Collection – Psychological Suspense; Dark Humor
Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers Box Set (books 1 – 3)

Blood Magic – Urban Fantasy Action Adventure Series (complete)
1. The HighFire Crown
2. The Dream Drinker
3. The Witch Hunter
4. The Ember Isles
5. The Chaos Jar
6. The New Dawn Throne (final)

When Tomorrow Calls – Futuristic Thriller Series (complete)
The Sigma Surrogate (prequel novella) 
1. Why You Were Taken
2. How We Found You
3. What Have We Done (final)
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set (books 1 – 3)
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows (limited time)

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

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Cold Breath

Dear Readers

I hope you are doing well and enjoying your Friday!

Here in South Africa it’s a long weekend, and most families (religious or not) will be celebrating easter with eggs and chocolate bunnies.

I’m at my desk because I have a book to write, but I’ll definitely be joining in the fun tomorrow. This will mostly entail ensuring the health of my children by eating at least half of their chocolate.

Say it with me: Win/Win.

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For those of you interested in my short stories, I am hard at work on my fourth Sticky Fingers collection.

So far I’ve written two of the twelve stories. The first was harrowing to research and difficult to write.

The second was an idea that popped into my head one night months ago and kept me up for hours. I couldn’t write it then because I was in the middle of my Blood Magic series, but now I’ve got the bones down and I think it’s a goodie.

Creepy, dark, and even though I got the words written, I find it is still under my skin.

It’s called ‘Cold Breath’ and here is the first line:

“I knew why I deserved to be haunted by them, but I didn’t understand why they, in particular, had chosen me.”
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Some other ideas are also knocking, so I’m hoping to have them written really soon as the deadline is fast approaching (it’s on pre-order at Amazon and I live in fear of angering the Amazon gods). But deadline aside, I am really enjoying the change in pace and the short format.

Thank you again for your loyal support, I appreciate every one of you. I wouldn’t be able to afford to be an author if it weren’t for readers like you. So thank you for supporting my work! I don’t take it for granted.

Before I sign off, I have two 99c box set deals for you, if you’re interested.

Here they are:

This is the box set I have a book included in, and it’s finally ready to pre-order on Amazonfor only 99c

This is a list-aiming box set, which means we’re doing everything we can to hit the USA Today Bestseller list. We’ll need thousands of orders to accomplish this, so every sale counts. If you can spare the 99c YOU WILL BE REWARDED IN BOOK HEAVEN. Or you will find a $10 note in your pocket. Or something like that, but I’m sure something awesome will happen to you.

If you do pre-order the set (available on Amazon and most other retailers) please let me know so I can thank you personally! Here is the link: books2read.com/soulsandshadowsboxset

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The other box set looks AMAZING. It’s a new collection by Nicole Grotepas and it’s doing really well so far and is in loads of Amazon category bestseller lists. If it looks like your cup of tea, I hope you’ll give it a try!

The Colossus Collection Box Set : A Space Opera Steampunk  Adventure (Books 1-4 + Bonus Material) for only 99c
Nicole Grotepas

Some think the City of Jade Spires is a utopia. It 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: steal back the Eye of the Colossus, a priceless jewel. It’s about to be moved off-planet, and when that happens, the trail will go cold.

Out of prison with no other work on the horizon, the job is a gift. If only she knew how to pull off a heist. The clock is ticking. If she can assemble a team and pretend like she knows how to do this, maybe she can fake it long enough to do a job better suited for a master-thief.

Why Holly? Who’s pulling her strings? And just how far across the moon system will she have to go to finish the job?
This is Holly Drake. Someone tried to kill her once. She survived. Will she beat the odds once again?
The Eye of the Colossus features a snarky, strong, badass heroine on her way from the bottom of her game to the top. Grab your copy today!

★★★★★ “This was an excellent story, well-written and fast-paced.” A Top 500 Amazon reviewer

Hugs, and happy reading!

Janita

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

Short Story Collection
Sticky Fingers 1
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers Complete Box Set

Blood Magic series
The HighFire Crown
The Dream Drinker
The Witch Hunter
The Ember Isles
The Chaos Jar
The New Dawn Throne

When Tomorrow Calls series
Why YoWere Taken
The Sigma Surrogate
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

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Ghost Apples

Dear Readers

Today I saw this marvelous thing on Facebook. They’re called Ghost Apples.

What happens is that the freezing rain coats rotting apples and then the fruit leaves behind this beautiful frozen shell. If you’d like to see the post on Facebook it’s here: Ghost Apples.

Readers often ask where I get my ideas from, but with a world as rich as ours, getting ideas is the easy part!

Thank you to the readers who responded to last week’s email. I received a few requests to describe my writing process so I’ll be working on that and hopefully sharing it soon. If there are any other topics you’d like me to discuss, please let me know!

You may have received the first chapter of my wizard detective novel The HighFire Crown this morning, courtesy of MailChimp. If you did, I hope you enjoyed it!

WHAT I’M WORKING ON

I’m currently halfway through writing a gritty urban fantasy novel with Colby R. Rice. I started the cover this week so I’ll have something to show you soon. It’s set in Johannesburg — again! Which always makes it interesting to write as most of my readers are in the US and UK. Hopefully, the story and action will translate smoothly and you won’t be confused by the sprinkling of South African words … plus, Colby is American, so there will be a slight American twang ( :

We’re aiming to finish the book by the end of the month, then the editors and proofers will have their turn. Can’t wait to share it with you!

I also can’t wait to get back to writing suspenseful, dark-humored short stories. I love crafting shorter fiction so I’m really looking forward to the next collection of Sticky Fingers up.

Of course, I’ll be sharing one or two with you as I progress, so watch this space if you’d like to pick up some NEW free short stories.

TRY THIS INDIE AUTHOR


Dead Silence
K.G. Reuss
4.8 stars out of 5 (70 reviews) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Dead. Not Gone. Definitely not silent.

My name is Everly, and I’m haunted by the dead. Or maybe hunted is a better word since it seems the dead want to make me one of them. Luckily, I have Shadow on my side, the formidable, powerful being who’s been with me since the beginning. He never speaks. But I know he’s my protector, slaying the demons that get too close and saving me from whatever seeks to harm me, even myself.

Nothing is as it seems … not even Shadow.

My fear and destiny collide to bring me to the doorstep of a place I never dreamed possible. I won’t be alone. Shadow will be there. And so will they.

Dead Silence is Book 1 in The Everlasting Chronicles.

(Reader Discretion advised due to dark subject matter.)

>> Get it here!  https://books2read.com/deadsilence


I’ll be back in your inbox next Friday with a freebie. But for now I’m going to put my head down and get this book finished!

Have a great weekend!

Janita

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

Short Story Collection
Sticky Fingers 1
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers Complete Box Set

Blood Magic series
The 
HighFire Crown
The Dream Drinker
The Witch Hunter
The Ember Isles
The Chaos Jar
The New Dawn Throne (March 2019)

When Tomorrow Calls series
Why You 
The Sigma Surrogate
Were Taken
How We Found You
What Have We Done
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set
The Stepford Florist

Standalone Novels
Urban Fantasy / Magical Realism: Grey Magic
Psychological Thriller: The Memory of Water

Anthologies
Dystopian: Uprising
Cyberpunk: 2054
Urban Fantasy: Souls & Shadows

Non-Fiction
The Underachieving Ovary

PS. Want to make sure you never miss a release? Follow me on Amazon or BookBub.