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A daily dose of Christmas stories starting December 1 to the 25th over at @eXtasyBooks #StockingStuffer #Taboo #mm

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Hegira: #NewRelease #Free #MM #SciFi


Fifty years after the disbandment of the United States of America, the new world order is now ruled by a tyrant. The homosexual gene had been discovered, and all Positives have been declared illegal and ordered off-planet. It didn’t matter where or how, only to get it done at the speediest time possible.
With only hours to spare before the scheduled exodus, a group of people say their last good-byes to those they must leave behind. Last minute preparations are well under way to guarantee their survival in three new worlds. The Hegira Project is ready to launch, heading towards a brighter future.












Published: February 27, 2017
Editors: Ann Mickan (Website)
Cover Artists: Bronwyn Heeley (Website)
Genres: Sci Fi, Sci Fi - Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic
Pairings: MM 
Heat Level: 1 
Romantic Content: 1 
Ending: Click here to reveal 
Character Identities: Gay 
Protagonist 1 Age: Varies During Story 
Protagonist 2 Age: Varies During Story 
Word Count: 6,860 
Setting: Earth 

Languages Available: English 







What is Hegira?

This is the definition according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

Hegira : an exodus or migration. noun: hegira; plural noun: hegiras

I wrote this piece for fun, a what if these things happen as I was watching CNN. I won't explain further, only I did this sometime October or November of 2015. When my old publisher put out a call for a sci-fi anthology, I tweaked this little story and submitted sometime June or was it July? I'm no longer certain, but then it didn't get published. The anthology never came about. When I got my rights back to my stories, this was one of them. I hadn't read this since I'd submitted it, and when I finally did, I got scared of what I had written. 


No, this is not horror, not like The Hunt. This one's far scarier for me. And I wrote it.

Note: Yes, guys, this is Free. So if you have the time, please go to the Amazon link once it's up and let them know it's free everywhere else. Thank you.

Jo





Sunday, February 12, 2017

Re-Release: The Way You Look Tonight (The Standards, Book 2) #mm #contemporary #MayDecember #romance #FREE Until Feb 14!

As you all know, those who follow me, I got my rights back for my books from Wayward Ink. One of them is The Way You Look Tonight, the second book to The Standards series which basically follows the lyrics of songs I love.

This Valentine's, The Way You Look Tonight is Free for download over at Sea To Sky. Three days only.


Where to buy – Download for free for THREE days only! (Only until Feb 14)




The Way You Look Tonight by Jo TannahTitle:The Way You Look Tonight
Series:Standards, Book 2
Author:Jo Tannah
Genre:Gay Romance, Contemporary
Length:Novella
Publisher: Tannah Press
Cover Artist: Bronwyn Heeley

As a member of a wealthy and influential family, Jaime “Jamie” Abello had his life mapped out. Being shipped off to LA with an insurance scam linked to his name was not part of his plan.It had seemed so simple: pass the Philippines Medical Board Exam; practice in the family-owned and -controlled hospital; join the Board by age forty; and find a partner with whom he could settle down and be himself.Instead, his father supplies him with a surfeit of money and dangerous secrets and sends him to a strange country.The Pediatric Residency Program Jamie applies for brings him face to face with untouchable Program Director, Miles Kwon, whom Jamie soon finds to be a man of integrity and vision.When tragedy strikes, Jamie finds himself falling deeper into depression. Unexpectedly, it’s Miles who helps him work through his pain.Will Jamie ever experience a life with a loving partner, or will his father’s secrets cause him to lose everything he’s gained?

Note: This book was previously published under a different publisher. It has since been extensively revised, expanded and re-edited.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Reblog: 4.5* Review: “Kilig” by Jo Tannah


Re-blogged from Optimummblog



When I started reading this story, I expected it to be mildly entertaining at best. Let me tell you how wrong I was. I was thinking I would be bombarded with an abundance of culture with a speedy romance of two people force mashed together. This could not have been more wrong. What you get is two strong characters with a compelling story. Louie is a lawyer who works for his cousin and best friend’s company. Then you have Marc who owns a successful chain of stores. Marc’s sister Lisa was a joy to read as well.

One of the things that most enticed me about this book was where it is based. It centers around to big cities in the Philippines. Louie’s company is based in Manila. They send him to work in Bacolod, which is where Marc lives and works. Throughout the book, the author shows the culture and some of the words, phrases, and expressions used. Thankfully there is a glossary in the back of the book. What was an added bonus was getting some facts and a little bit of the island’s history. All this, while maintaining the story.

Also, I loved the pace of the relationship. From the first meeting to the happy conclusion nothing felt rushed or pushed. The timing from their first meeting to their first date was very realistic. It’s what you would expect from two very busy business men. While some steps were faster than others, you’re left with the feeling of it being the natural progression. The time flowed smoothly.


The troubles and concerns matched perfectly to the country’s culture. I found this to be a sweet romance that also taught me about a culture I’m not familiar with. The mannerisms of the society were described so you could fully understand how their community functions. Who was respected and why. Overall, this was a diverse story of love and culture.


***The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book***


TITLE: Kilig
AUTHOR: Jo Tannah
SERIES: Tales From the Archipedlago
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela Waters
GENRE: Contemporary Romance; Erotica
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 158 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 27, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book

eXtasy Books | Amazon



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Good morning!...Le Gasp! #CoverReveal What in heck have I done!? #amwriting #mm #romance

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Good morning peeps!  What are you doing today?

Me? Well, in kind of a bind...was working on my Symbiont series and just as I finished what I thought would be the ending, I realized as I read the chapter before it and this supposed last chapter, that I was writing another book entirely and accidentally opened a door that has made this arc veer further than I'd anticipated. Went over the ms, cut out the parts that I discovered should go to book 4 and ended up with a 3rd book at 15k (wrapping it up around 19 or 20 or just a few more words) and the 4th newest and latest, is at 5k now. I really thought I could end this, now I think this is bigger. I should have thought this out some more, but first, finishing 3rd book then on with the 4th. Submitting 1, 2, and 3 in a week or two.







Oh! Lest I forget  did you check out the Cover Reveal over at Eyes On Books? If not, go check it out as it's got a teaser excerpt but if you're lazy, here's the cover 


PRESENTING!


Series: Tales From The Archipelago
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Expected Date of Publication: (January 20, 2017)...I think, we'll see how editing goes hehehehee
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Sweet Romance, M/M, MM Romance, 


A chance meeting. A forever kind of romance. Love can happen most unexpectedly


Louie Montenegro works for one of the country’s largest property developers. Although his job demands long hours both in the office and unscheduled work trips all over the country, it’s a job he loves. On his first trip to Bacolod, one of the greenest, competitive, livable and highly urbanized mid-sized cities in the Philippines, he meets Carl delos Santos, a successful businessman in his own right.
At twenty, Carl faced a family-run business in near ruins and the burden of paying off enormous debts. For ten years, he focused all of his attention on reclaiming his family legacy. Now he heads one of the region’s most successful department store chains.
A chance meeting with Louie in a local car wash leads both men to an unanticipated romance. But when Louie’s company recalls him to Manila, he faces a future without Carl. Will Louie choose career over love?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The GBU, The Beautiful & What's 2017 Going To Look Like...and It's Raining Puppies!

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's 8:50 am as I'm writing this, January 1st, 2017 and I got rain of the first day of the year as well as puppies. I can't tell how many there are, in my FB I posted that pictures will come, but as my recalcitrant little Angie's not done giving birth, and my dachshund, Couscous, is still in the first stages of waiting-for-the-labor-to-pup, I won't post them yet. This is an exciting day for me. I adore puppies and can't wait to play with them all. Can't wait to get them adopted, too, but that's another story altogether.

2016 started out hesitantly for me, but I finally bit the bullet and did an awful lot of stuff. The biggest decision I had to make was taking a step back from blogging when I got overwhelmed with tasks and deadlines. Either I met the writing deadlines to submissions I'd signed up for, or I missed them and went on with the blogging. I chose the writing deadlines. This came at a time when my asthma just went out of whack and caught me blindsided, it was so bad. It took forever last year to get over the difficulties in breathing and having to deal with medications that made me have uncontrollable tremors and made me so high I was dreaming up daisies. (Note: I hate daisies. End. Note.)

Image result for sob storyNow, what's going on? Warning! Sob story ahead. Read at your own risk!

Well, 2016 was full of GBUs, many were great and good, and there were lots of disappointments, too. I want to get rid of the disappointments so I'm going to go and talk about them first, but very briefly as I hate dwelling on spilt anything. I take up my mop and erase, then wash off the stink and leave a glistening floor.

Friendships were made, friendships were lost. That is the top boo-boo of 2016 for me. No, I'm not talking politics, that's meh, although I'd had to block a few because of some really nasty surprises. Friendships made online is fickle my friends, but there are many I've made through the years who're still close to my heart. Those I'd lost were mostly because of their selfishness which I can't stand. It speaks of the egotistical me, mine and myself and...well, I'm just not that type of gal.

One was lost because of some stupid issue I never wish to think or write about, so throwing it over my shoulder and vacuuming later. The second was lost because of theft, and I wish that former beta the best of fluck. Never will you grace your hands on my intellectual property again. (Yes, I have proof.) The third was because of a Careless Whisper - pun intended - for it happened on George Michael's death announcement. I loved that man, ever since I first heard him and saw him on MTV back in college (over 30 years ago peeps), I just fell for the guy. I don't have a lot of idols, but he was on the top five of mine. The top being David Bowie who also broke my heart for dying on me. Alan Rickman was another, he also broke my heart for he is forever my Sheriff of Nottingham and Severus Snape. A former "friend" commented something careless on a status I left on FB and it left me speechless, and unable to think of how to react. I wanted to scream, I wanted to yell, I ended up crying in my little corner, asked permission from a good friend if I could block and unfriend. My friend Ann was brutal to say the least. She said, do it! Now! So I reached out and unfollowed before clicking the final button option of BLOCK. You just don't know how your words hurt, former "friend." It was careless of you to say you honestly didn't think I was feeling broken for GM's death. Of course, who are you to know his songs gave me the ability to hold my head up high long ago, when I needed it most?

And no, I'm not going to bother talking about what went on for reals.

Image result for the future looks goodOkay, done with the sob story. Let's get on with what's coming for Jo Tannah in 2017. One word: LOTS!


First, I need to thank my former publisher, Wayward Ink, Publishing and it's owner, Lily Velden, for giving me that chance to submit and get published. I learned a lot of things during my short stint there, things that I will forever treasure and never forget. Due to some unforeseen circumstance, I had to make the difficult decision to pull back my books from their publication and, thankfully, I've been given my rights back. I will write another post about this topic on a later date, just know that for now, Hidden: Evils and The Way You Look Tonight (The Standards, Book #2) have been taken down from all vending sites, I will find a new home for them, but as I only got word on early evening of December 31st (last night) on my way out to a NYE dinner celebration, I couldn't very well address the issue. As for my other contracted works there, only one remains, and that is Royal: Guardian, a part of the Men In Uniform anthology. It's a short story written for that antho and will continue to be sold by Wayward Ink.

Second, I need to thank my publisher, eXtasy Books, for taking a risk on an unknown and publish Compelled. That was the beginning of a beautiful relationship that continues to get better everyday. The All Romance eBooks' fiasco of a closure was shocking, but as I had no self-published works there, I was not greatly affected. That eXtasy Books took the bull by its horns and declared all its authors were safe from that diabolical backstab of a cowardly move, I am now even more grateful for being a part of the eXtasy family. My other author friends, however, were not spared of the backlash and I was feeling too shocked for them and helping some find ways to get their books out there again. I hope I helped, even in my little way. (Note: this was a crappy way to end the year, you do know that right?) Thankfully, all readers who bought the good stuff over at ARE can now go present their receipts to the publishers like eXtasy and get their copies again. Just make sure you sign up for free, okay? You'll get all formats.


What's coming?

So far, I have these listed. I can't think straight really, I'm still reeling with the changes 2017 brings, so here goes. Remember, these are my schedules and can change any time. I may list them here, but I really have no idea if they are going to be released or not.

January - Release of Kilig (Elation) 
February - Re-release of The Way You Look Tonight
March - Re-release of Hidden: Evils; 
April - Hegira (Done. In process of tweaking)
May - Hidden: Dimensions (Done. In process of tweaking)
June - His Closet Key (a work in progress) co-authoring 
July - Untitled: Taboo, Book #2 (a work in progress)
August - Justified (Objectified, Book #2) (a work in progress)
September - The Lemonade Stand (a work in progress) co-authoring; Joshua (a work in progress)
October - Scandal: Admission to Love (a work in progress)
November - Release of House On 16th St. (a work in progress)
December - Actualized (Objectified, Book #3) (a work in progress)

I actually have 5 more titles (3 books to a series (finished) and 2 standalones), but as I have no idea how to deal with them yet, I won't put them up. Oh boy, now that I'm thinking about this, I am really putting my head on the block here. Imagine! I gave myself deadlines! Holy camote! I think I just spilled over to 2018 *facepalm*


Ending this post on a good note by saying, Thank You, all of you, for reading my books, for giving me the chance to write my stories, and for just being there. I also wish to thank my lovely betas and friends, John and Jerry, Ann Mickan, Bronwyn Heeley, and Alina Popescu. I wish the miles were mere inches away, but the world is round and there's nothing we can do but Skype and be merry. Your friendship, your support, your brilliance at seeing the real me and knowing how I think (weird and manic) has given my online life a lot of good things to cherish. Your ability to make me see logic, whoa, that is my pot of gold. Your smirks when giving the back of my head a virtual loving tap to get me to see things straight, those love pats are even more treasured than the stuff toys and dolls lining my walls. Your shredding my work and making me see the shit I wrote is full of shit and have to be changed and edited, oh boy, I love getting whipped guys. Thank you *mwah*

If I sound like a masochist, I'm really not. 
Even if I love the works of KC Wells and Parker Williams too much, 
I'm really not into masochism. I just wanted to clarify this point. Thank you. *sniff*

And finally, to Susan Mac Nicol. Ms Susan, no other words but this: I love you. Thank you for being there especially when you gave me a logical talking to when I thought my heart would break. 

All ready now! *shrugsandbrushesoff2016* I'm ready to rock! Let's all do this and be happy for what we have.

Happy New Year everybody *hugskissesandallthatsweetnessoverload*


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Sunday, December 25, 2016

More Buy Links! A Taboo Christmas and Winter Roses

A Taboo Christmas
Forbidden food. Family drama. A lot can happen in the three days before Christmas.


When Zachary Parker’s grandparents come to town unannounced, his anxiety goes through the roof. His grandmother had always treated him like a child, but she’d also always known Zach was gay. Would she readily accept his relationship with a much older man?
Tristan knew from the start his relationship with Zach would be met with a lot of doubt and scrutiny from others. With the arrival of the grandparents, he would have to put his best foot forward. His best friend, Jon, Zach’s father, feared his in-laws and avoided them at all cost. That should have clued him in, right?
With Christmas Eve just around the corner, Zach’s grandmother insists on a traditional Noche Buena feast, putting Zach and Tristan directly in her path. Then there’s Zach’s secret present.
Will Tristan and Zach’s forbidden love find a happily ever after this Christmas Eve?





Winter Roses
When you let your heart lead the way, magic happens.

Amazon | Amazon Au | Amazon Ca

In Kizerain, preparations are underway for Yula, a once in a lifetime Royal festivity. Everyone is excited, except Anwyll and Pedr.

Prince Anwyll had always dreaded winter, but this year, he's turning twenty-five, and for the first time since his birth, the nation will be simultaneously celebrating three momentous events—his birthday, his ascension to the throne, and the identity of his chosen consort.
Pedr Gardner is a talented botanist whose days are spent experimenting to create new varieties of plants and designing gardens. As a recipient of a much sought after royal invitation, he needs to present the king with a unique gift. Unfortunately, he's coming up blank.
When a handsome man walks into Pedr’s garden, they strike up a conversation that soon evolves into friendship and finally love. As Yula draws nearer, Anwyll has to find a way to make Pedr his.