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Marked by Death released

October 24, 2020

Marked by Death is now available – currently free on Smashwords in all formats (including an uploaded mobi) and .99 on Amazon – they haven’t price matched yet.

I hope readers like this polished and edited version of the guys who started their journey on my FB group.

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1050939

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LSFRV3H/

Asking a necromancer for help is scary; falling for him may be downright terrifying.

Darien Green’s afraid he’s going insane. The voices in his head are getting louder, weirder, and more numerous. But tattoos appearing on his skin say that there might be a magical reason, something other than his own brain going around the bend. He’s worked up the nerve to ask the local necromancer for help. Now he just has to survive his encounter with tall, dark, and talks-to-ghosts.

Necromancer Silas Thornwood doesn’t appreciate being woken out of his bed by a stranger pounding on his door. But when that stranger turns out to be a half-frozen young man with an unexpected appeal, Silas can’t turn him away. Even Grim, his cat-familiar, agrees— in a world of death and demons, protecting gorgeous, ghost-ridden Darien is Silas’s next difficult job.

Upcoming release of the first Necromancer story

October 17, 2020

A couple of months ago, I wrote what was going to be a flash fiction for my Facebook group. Except it grew into a 49,000 word novella. And then I wrote a sequel.

I’ve polished up the first novella – Marked by Death (Necromancer book 1) – and it will release October 24th. I’m hoping to make this one a freebie for everyone now (if I can get Amazon to price match) and then will release the sequel – Powered by Ghosts in November.

blurb:

Asking a necromancer for help is scary; falling for him may be downright terrifying.

Darien Green’s afraid he’s going insane. The voices in his head are getting louder, weirder, and more numerous. But tattoos appearing on his skin say that there might be a magical reason, something other than his own brain going around the bend. He’s worked up the nerve to ask the local necromancer for help. Now he just has to survive his encounter with tall, dark, and talks-to-ghosts.

Necromancer Silas Thornwood doesn’t appreciate being woken out of his bed by a stranger pounding on his door. But when that stranger turns out to be a half-frozen young man with an unexpected appeal, Silas can’t turn him away. Even Grim, his cat-familiar, agrees— in a world of death and demons, protecting gorgeous, ghost-ridden Darien is Silas’s next difficult job.

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I don’t have it for preorder (given that I hope to freebie it) but if you are on Goodreads and want to put it on your TBRs, this is the book page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55691192-marked-by-death

Joyfully Jay – Reading Challenge and prizes month

September 7, 2020

Do you like to read books and book reviews? Do you like to win books? (Including bundles of a dozen ebooks, or a Kindle Paperwhite?)

The blog Joyfully Jay’s Reading Challenge Month started yesterday, Sunday, and runs through Saturday, October 3.

Each week, for four weeks, they have a different reading challenge. Their reviewers will be reading various books that meet the challenge, and then the readers can join along in two ways. First, for each comment they post on a challenge review, they get one contest entry. If they read their own challenge book and write a mini review, they get ten entries.

I donated a reader’s-choice ebook for the first week prizes – Self Published Book Week – and so did enough other authors that there are ten prizes of a dozen books each, just for that week.

Check out all details and join in on the blog:

Reading Challenge Month 2020 Kick Off!

Marked by Death complete free novella

August 23, 2020

 If you’re on Facebook, I have now posted the complete 48K urban fantasy novella of Marked by Death on my FB group. I will be releasing it later in the year, as an ebook, but if you want to read it now, (and check out my random illustrations for the various segments) you can find a post with links to all the segments here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/208207893795147/permalink/282066429742626/

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