Jigsaw and Other Stories

Dear Readers

 

I’ll keep this one super short!

I’m supposed to be packing for a quick getaway to the coast before the madness of Xmas hits, but first, I have news!

1. Sticky Fingers Box Set 1 – 3 is on sale for 99c!

Grab it here if you’re interested >>> https://amzn.to/2qK1JRr

2. Sticky Fingers Box set 4 – 6 is now available!

Keen? Get it here >>> https://amzn.to/36trLHM

3. Jigsaw is out! Woman & Home have printed 20,000 copies to include in their latest edition as a freebie for their readers. YAY!

Three seemingly unconnected young mothers pack their bags and disappear.

Detective De Villiers becomes suspicious … and then a dismembered body turns up.

Perhaps the missing women didn’t pack their own bags, after all.

De Villiers engages the brilliant, damaged ex-detective Robin Susman, who is reluctant to assist. Susman wants her career fighting gender-based violence exactly where she left it—in the past—but some ghosts refuse to remain buried.

Can the tenacious detective duo find the serial killer before he kidnaps his next victim?

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Perfect for fans of ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and Deon Meyer, this thrilling page-turner brings together the best of both with troubled characters trying to navigate the shifting landscape of gritty Jo’burg crime.

Get it now, and stay up all night with USA Today bestselling author JT Lawrence.

If you’re not in South Africa you can get the book from Amazon here >>> https://amzn.to/2RLBaGS

4. David Bussell’s new book is out!

For Jake Fletcher, the end was just the beginning.

Cursed to wander the streets of London as a ghost, the only way he can earn his spot in the afterlife is to atone for his mortal sins.

Give it a try at 99c >>> https://amzn.to/36tuFwc

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That’s it for now!

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.

Do You Remember ‘Inception’?

Do you remember the film ‘Inception’? I loved it, and this week I stumbled across this video of Eiro Nareth playing the theme track “Time” on his guitar. It took me back in time and gave me all the feels.

It’s such a luxury to just sit and close your eyes to listen to a great song. I think of music as being able to express what words can’t.

Keen to hear it? Here’s the link >>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAcALH67-2A

His version of ‘Interstellar’ is also wonderful.

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To my South African readers —

Amazon is offering a free 3-month trial membership to Kindle Unlimited.

That means you can read ALL. MY. BOOKS. FOR. FREE!

and also LOTS. OF. OTHER. BOOKS. FOR. FREE!

I’ve just been browsing the KU offering on Amazon and my brain almost exploded.

It’s a no-brainer. I’ve just signed up. Warning: your TBR pile may explode.

You can see the details here >>> https://amzn.to/2pZgkbq
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On the subject of free books, If you’d like to listen to either ‘Witches Get Stitches’ or ‘The HighFire Crown’ for free, just comment on this FB post and the wonderful Joni Mielke will send you one!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/671905753281265/permalink/777843089354197/

Please don’t forget to mention if you’d prefer an Audible US or UK code.

🔥🔥🔥 NEWBIE FREEBIE 🔥🔥🔥
Fun urban fantasy written by USA Today bestselling author JT Lawrence and narrated by award-winning actress Roshina Ratnam.

The box set is currently #1 in its category on Amazon.com, and we broke through #500 rank yesterday overall! Check out the fancy orange bestseller badge here: https://amzn.to/2pUwnai

If you are new to audiobooks, you can grab book 1 for free here:

US
http://bit.ly/THCus

UK
http://bit.ly/THCuk
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MEME OF THE WEEK

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Thank you to everyone who bought ‘Sticky Fingers 6‘!

The whole series is in Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t yet tried it, I hope you give it a try!

Remember that the ‘Blood Magic’ series is also in Kindle Unlimited (as are all my other books), so go forth and try it out if you haven’t already. You don’t have to love urban fantasy to enjoy the adventure.

I hope it makes you laugh!
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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.

A Thousand Trees And Other Dreams

We’ve planted twelve fruit trees so far, and all I can tell you is it’s totally addictive. I’ve ordered loads of berry bushes and fruit & veg seeds and I can’t wait to get them into my garden.

I’ve never been a big spender, but when it comes to plants (especially edibles) I have learned that resistance is futile. You can never spend too much money on plants or books … right?

My eldest son, James (7) and I decided to set a huge goal — to germinate / propagate / plant 1000 trees! We’re so excited about it, and I love having this long-term project to share with him.

(If you’re also a keen planter, check out this handy app to track your progress: https://www.trilliontreecampaign.org/)

The kids sold their first free-range eggs last weekend and they were THRILLED. Our very kind customer paid in hard cash AND (chocolate) gold coins. I wish I could have bottled the joy on my kids’ faces.

In other news, we adopted two teddy bear hamsters yesterday! They’re adorable, but need a new exercise wheel. Shopping tomorrow!

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WHAT I’M LISTENING TO

Tatum’s voice is spellbinding in this brand new release. It’s hard to believe she’s only 18. My only complaint about this track is that it’s not long enough; I could listen to this dark pop for hours. Can’t wait for the EP to hit!
https://www.recordoftheday.com/record-of-the-day/2019-11-19/

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MEME OF THE WEEK

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Thank you to everyone who bought ‘Sticky Fingers 6‘!

The whole series is in Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t yet tried it, I hope you give it a try!

Remember that the ‘Blood Magic’ series is also in Kindle Unlimited, so go forth and try it out if you haven’t already. You don’t have to love urban fantasy to enjoy the adventure.

I hope it makes you laugh!
***

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.

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!

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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

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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!”

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(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

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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?

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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.