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Tracefinder: Choices released

July 30, 2020

It’s release day for Tracefinder: Choices and Nick and Brian are looking forward to their HEA… if arson, criminals, and brother Damon’s plots don’t get in the way.

This is book 3 in the Tracefinder mystery/paranormal series, which should be read in order.

buy links:
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Tracefinder-Choices-Kaje-Harper-ebook/dp/B08D8NQ8BR/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tracefinder-Choices-Kaje-Harper-ebook/dp/B08D8NQ8BR/
Smashwords: (all formats) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1035725

An ex-cop and a psychic on the mend find their safe haven threatened by vandalism, arson, and the shadow of their dangerous past.

After overusing his Talent till he almost died, Brian wants nothing more than a quiet job on the farm, with Nick to come home to. He’s trying to start a new life, despite bad dreams he can’t shake, vandalism close to home, and his sister’s problematic baby on the way.

Nick gave up the police force and moved to North Carolina to be with Brian, and he doesn’t regret it. But he’s at loose ends, with no real work, the lurking specter of Brian’s brother Damon hanging around, and a worry in the pit of his stomach that Damon’s old enemies might still be after Brian. Nick’s keeping his eyes open and his gun loaded.

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Tracefinder: Choices – book 3 – Kaje Harper – excerpt

Brian spotted a flicker of light and grabbed his phone off the stacked milk crates by the bed. The message symbol was blinking with a text from Nick. ~Done now. Even Brian could manage to read those simple words. He hesitated. Nick would need his rest for the long drive tomorrow, but Brian needed to hear his voice. He hit the phone symbol.

Nick answered, sounding drowsy. “Hey, I thought maybe you’d gone to bed.”

“Not yet.” He pressed the phone against his cheek and his whole body relaxed. “How did it go? Are you packed?”

“Almost. We’ll load the bed into the truck in the morning. The stuff I’m not bringing is on the curb for free.”

Brian squeezed his eyes shut. It was almost like having Nick there. “I miss you.”

“Yeah. Only two more days. How are things going? Fallen in any manure piles yet?”

He considered telling Nick about the tractor, but it would just worry him, and he didn’t want Nick driving too fast for his sake. “We’re okay. A bit of this and that. No worries till you get here.”

Maybe his voice wasn’t as ordinary as he thought, because Nick said, “You sure?”

“Positive. Except for the part where I’ve been sleeping alone for two weeks.”

“Tell me about it.” Nick’s voice dropped and got huskier. “In fact, do tell me all about it.”

“Don’t you need to get some rest?” He signaled for his dog Luger to jump off the bed, though, and pushed down the waistband of his sweatpants.

Nick murmured, “I’ll sleep better with a good bedtime story. Tell me what you do all alone in that bed.”

“Mostly I sleep.” He grinned at Nick’s huff of breath. “Sometimes I think about this guy.”

“Some particular guy?”

“Maybe. He has dark hair and these hazel eyes that change color, and he works out a lot.”

“You like his muscles.”

“Yeah, I do.” Brian rubbed himself through his boxers and closed his eyes again to hear Nick better.

“And his dick.”

“Hah. Yeah. It’s pretty.”

“It’s huge and rugged and awesome.”

“It’s kind of ordinary size and pretty.”

“Wait. Do I know this guy?”

Brian fought a giggle. “I imagine I’m asleep after working all day, and you come in and strip off. And… do stuff.” He slipped his hand inside his shorts. Phone sex was still not one of his strong suits, but he was becoming a fan.

“Do stuff. That sounds… boring. I’m not boring in bed.”

“Nope.” He was running out of words. Nick was better at this. “What would you do?”

“Mm. Let me think. Are you face up or face down?”

He gripped himself harder. “Face up. Sleeping.”

“You won’t be sleeping for long once I crawl on top of you.”

“Tell me?” He didn’t want to talk, especially knowing Zander’s room was on the other side of the wall, but there was nothing better than lying here, stroking himself, listening to Nick say heated things in that low voice. Well, having Nick stroking him would be better, but for now, this was the best thing in his life. “What’ll you do to me, Nick?”

Nick’s chuckle was wicked. “Everything…”

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I look forward to seeing what readers think about this conclusion to Nick and Brian’s story.

Giveaways and Prizes

July 26, 2020

Today I’m part of *two* author giveaway events

* at 3:30 EDT I’m part of day 3 of a huge ongoing 3-day event on The Party Room by Eliza Rae, with gift cards, a big grand prize and hundreds of book giveaways.

Link to Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theerspartyroom/?ref=share
Link to Giveaways for gift cards: https://www.elizaraeservices.com/allthemmsofsummer

* at 8:00 PM EDT I’m part of an author takeover on Megs Prichard’s “Megs’ Minions” group, where several authors will also be giving away books and talking about their work between 3 and 9 PM EDT

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MegsMinions/

Tracefinder: Choices up for preorder

July 22, 2020

I decided since I had the mobi of Tracefinder: Choices all ready to go (thanks to formatter Debbie McGowan), I’d put it up for preorder. Not something I’ve done before for an indie book so I’ll be interested to see how it goes. Release date is July 30th on Amazon and Smashwords, and you can find the it for preorder on Amazon now:

AZ US: https://www.amazon.com/Tracefinder-Choices-Kaje-Harper-ebook/dp/B08D8NQ8BR/

AZ UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tracefinder-Choices-Kaje-Harper-ebook/dp/B08D8NQ8BR/

AZ CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Tracefinder-Choices-Kaje-Harper-ebook/dp/B08D8NQ8BR/

Serial stories

July 15, 2020

I’m blogging today on Love Bytes Reviews about serial stories, and my own inadvertent version.

Serial stories

Author Spotlight interview

July 12, 2020

Author J. Scott Coatsworth generously gave me an author spotlight on his blog today – to talk about Tracefinder: Choices (releasing July 30) and my writing in general. The link to get book 1 – Tracefinder: Contact – for free in all formats from Smashwords is included in the post.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT/GIVEAWAY: Kaje Harper

Fair Isn’t Life rereleased

July 8, 2020


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I’ve now republished my Dreamspinner novella Fair Isn’t Life with a great new cover from Karrie Jax of Luke and his beloved cows 🙂 (and I set the price at just .99 for this 51K story)

When a man hits rock bottom, he needs someone to remind him life comes with second chances.

Luke Lafontaine lost everything— his father, their family farm, and a whole way of life. He’s survived the past year by putting one foot in front of the other in dead-end jobs to survive. Cleaning up city folks’ trash at the State Fair is just another two weeks of money between him and being back on the streets. But seeing Mason Bell in the parade— gorgeous, gay, out-of-his-league Mason— stirs dreams he thought he’d given up long ago.

Mason left his small hometown for college in Minneapolis without looking back. It’s been fun and easy— classes and guys— but nothing has really felt important. Then he spots his high school crush, Luke, picking up trash at the Fair. Mason’s done with smooth and easy; he desperately wants a second chance with the boy he left behind.

This is a rerelease of the 2018 Dreamspinner Press novella, with only minor editing changes.

AZ – https://www.amazon.com/Fair-Isnt-Life-Kaje-Harper-ebook/dp/B08CJ5ZR4Y/
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1031789

Tracefinder: Choices cover reveal

June 27, 2020

I’m finally in the home stretch of Tracefinder: Choices (book 3) with a planned release of July 30th. So I thought I’d share the cover and blurb with you.

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An ex-cop and a psychic on the mend find their safe haven threatened by vandalism, arson, and the shadow of their dangerous past.

After overusing his Talent till he almost died, Brian wants nothing more than a quiet job on the farm, with Nick to come home to. He’s trying to start a new life, despite bad dreams he can’t shake, vandalism close to home, and his sister’s problematic baby on the way.

Nick gave up the police force and moved to North Carolina to be with Brian, and he doesn’t regret it. But he’s at loose ends, with no real work, the lurking specter of Brian’s brother Damon hanging around, and a worry in the pit of his stomach that Damon’s old enemies might still be after Brian. Nick’s keeping his eyes open and his gun loaded.

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(With big thanks to Karrie Jax for putting this cover together for me, and Sid Love for finding another picture of my Brian. Nick’s gorgeous face courtesy of Paul Henry Serres photography.) This book is Brian and Nick’s HEA.

 

In search of equality…

June 15, 2020

Today I blogged on Love Bytes Reviews, celebrating this morning’s SCOTUS decision affirming workplace protections for LGBTQ Americans.  The court said, that when an employer fires an individual for being LGBT the employer “fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids. … the limits of the drafters’ imagination supply no reason to ignore the law’s demands. When the express terms of a statute give us one answer and extratextual considerations suggest another, it’s no contest. Only the written word is the law, and all persons are entitled to its benefit.”

In this decision, explicitly expressing that “all persons” includes our modern understanding of the spectrum of human sexuality and gender, the SCOTUS takes a huge step towards equality in America.

Definitely something to celebrate, at a time when we need that.

My post: http://lovebytesreviews.com/2020/06/15/recognizing-when-its-not-fair/

Join me for more conversation on Facebook

April 26, 2020

About a month ago, I started a Facebook reader group, for folks who wanted a bit more interaction, some flash fiction and excerpts, and occasional book giveaways. Today I posted an excerpt from the beginning of the new Hidden Wolves story I’m writing (Book 5.) If you happen to be on Facebook, and that sounds interesting, you can find us at Kaje’s Conversation Corner.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/208207893795147/

Writing M/M/M Polyamory

April 18, 2020

When Changes Going On released, I had a guest spot on Joyfully Jay, but the weight of my awesome words (joke) crashed the site a few hours later. (Or maybe it was the ghost of Sheriff Kensington, the first murder victim.) Now Joyfully Jay is back up and running with all the great reviews and posts revived – and my post is now up up about writing M/M/M polyamory in “Changes Going On.”

Read the post: https://joyfullyjay.com/2020/04/guest-post-changes-going-on-by-kaje-harper/

The paper book for this title is also now available on Amazon, for those who like to hold real books. https://www.amazon.com/Changes-Going-Kaje-Harper/dp/B0876Z2QKB/

And the first book – Changes Coming Down – is now .99 on all vendors.