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.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Reblog: A Taboo Christmas as Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-December-2016



Thank you to Rainbow Book Reviews and Serena Yates for this awesome review of A Taboo Christmas!


Theoretically Christmas should be bringing people closer together, especially family members. But somehow that doesn’t always seem to work, and ‘A Taboo Christmas’ is a case in point. Zach and Tristan have been together for a while (see ‘Taboo’ where they meet), but with the twenty-three year age difference and Zach’s father being Tristan’s best friend, they know to expect some issues. Nothing could have prepared them for the chaos that ensues when Zach’s Filipino grandparents come for an unannounced Christmas visit. I enjoyed the family problems and watching how Zach and Tristan dealt with them, despite the fact I have not read the first book. This works very well as a standalone.
The whirlwind who is Zach’s grandmother has everyone dancing to her tune in no time. She has accepted that Zach is gay a long time ago, and seeing him paired up with the much older Tristan doesn’t seem to faze her either. But she has definite ideas about how the holidays should be celebrated, and she doesn’t listen to anyone – not even the fact that they are mostly vegetarian and she is intent on preparing a ton of traditional meat-based dishes stops her. Zach and Tristan’s ability to keep a cool head under stressful conditions is severely tested. They also have trouble finding enough time to connect as a couple, but they do their best to meet any and all challenges. Very cute!
If you like big family celebrations and the chaos they can cause, and if you’re looking for a read about a couple dedicated to each other no matter what, then you might like this short story.



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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Author Happy Holidays Hop!



Hi guys!

As you may well know, it's the season to be jolly and I and other participating authors would like to invite you over to our home-sites so you could get a chance to check out their latest holiday releases or if not, to simply get to know them. It's always great to meet and greet new people, right? For myself, I'm kind of shy about the process, but after the initial hesitance, I find out I was just being nervous. Once you get to meet new people, you not only widen your horizons, but your knowledge of great authors as well.

Down below are the individual links to the other authors taking part in this hop, hosted by the incredible, but not diva, Nicki J. Markus, who's not only a great author herself, but is such a tough editor she makes my head spin. (No, don't think Exorcist...only a bit but not quite.) Pretty please and click on their links, they have some nice surprises for you guys.

Now, you all know I've got two releases this holiday season, one's already out and the other is to be released December 23rd. Both books are exclusively distributed (so far) by



Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you enjoy reading the excerpts of my new releases below. 



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WARNING! NSFW SO TURN BACK NOW!
Excerpt from Chapter One of A Taboo Christmas






“Damnit... Zach!” The loud moan escaped Tristan’s lips, his mouth parted just as he jerked his hips up in an involuntary move. He struggled for breath.
“Don’t move.”
Tristan heard the whispered words around his hard arousal before he felt the tip of his cock meet the back of Zachary’s throat.
“You’re killing me, hon,” Tristan panted out.
He heard Zach make a sound before gasping out again, the moan sent vibrations up his cock. The resulting sensation sent a current of electricity straight into his balls making him tilt his head back in pleasurable shock against the pillow beneath it. With his hands gripping the headboard behind him, it was all Tristan could do not to scream. He’d desperately tried to hold it back ever since he’d woken to Zach deep-throating him.
The sensations leveled out allowing him to catch his breath and breathe in through his lips. For long moments, Zach maintained his strong suctions, until Tristan’s pleasure reached almost intolerable levels. To his despair, and delight, Zach showed no signs of letting up. Lulled into the steady stimulation, moving his hips up when Zach seemed to slow down before licking his glans, Tristan’s lips curved into a smile. He looked forward to that moment when Zach would make his move.
Zach released his cock with a soft pop before firmly setting his teeth into that soft junction where his thigh met his hips. The bite sent frissons of uncontrollable heat up his spine and even though he’d been expecting it, Tristan could not suppress his scream as the sudden, violent orgasm was wrenched out of him.
For long moments, Tristan could only grit his teeth, hang on to the headboard, and feel his balls empty in multiple, violent eruptions. Tremors wracked his body, his knees rising involuntarily, only to be gently pushed down by Zach’s firm touch. When the sensations finally settled to a gentle thrum throughout his body, he felt the hot wetness of a tongue as Zach slowly licked him clean.

Tristan couldn’t quite restrain letting out a groan when the wet tongue licked over and inside his sensitized slit. He heard Zach’s soft chuckle, before he felt him move up and over him. Zach gently straddled his hips before easing his hands off the headboard he hadn’t noticed he’d still been gripping tightly.
Tristan felt Zach run his hands over his arms, humming softly to himself as he massaged the tense muscles there. He finally opened his eyes and took in the man on top of him. His heart thumped hard under in his ribs, like it always did when he laid eyes on his lover. Boyfriend. Partner.
Sitting astride him, Zach’s lean, sweaty body loomed above him, making Tristan want to lick the smooth skin. The heat radiating off Zach’s body only intensifying the heat coming off his.
Tristan still couldn’t get over how this man, twenty-three years his junior, would look at him the way he was doing now. The chocolate brown eyes, rimmed with long, black lashes, looked down at him with such love and want in them, they never failed to take his breath away. He’d never thought he’d feel the way he did for another, other than his children of course.
No, scrap that. This man may be younger than him, and someone his children considered their best friend, but what they now had together, it went beyond mere attraction or a tender regard.
The intensity of how he felt each time their gazes met, or when Zach spoke, there were times the feelings overwhelmed him, scared him even, should he have the guts to admit it. How he loved this man. He didn’t have the right words to describe what he felt. He could only feel and it felt wonderful and made him feel safe.
Zach leaned over and locked his lips over Tristan’s in a heated kiss. Opening his mouth, relishing the hot tongue meeting his in an erotic duel, Tristan lost himself to the delicious flavor that was all Zachary Parker.

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Excerpt from Chapter One of Winter Roses
Whenever he sat down to meet his father’s council, be they the heads of government or just the cabinet, Anwyll always adhered to protocols and formalities. Addressing the men seated around him according to their titles and positions kept the meetings in order, and no one had cause to accuse anyone of any slight or wrong doing. Considering his father’s advisers were also members of his extended family or close friends, it was one way to curb the tendency of some to flaunt their connections.
His father never failed to remind him that he, King Eljin, was there as the king, and he, Anwyll, as the prince. With barely one month remaining before taking over his father’s position, it served well to remind the attendants of the officious nature of the meeting.
Anwyll sat to the right of his father at the head of the table, while his uncle, Chief Counselor Fiacre, sat to his left. On either side of the long table were his two cousins, Lairgnen and Llewellyn, attending in their capacities as kingdom ministers.
This morning there were only five of them in attendance, not counting their secretaries and aides standing about, ready to do their bidding. Earlier, Fiacre had handed Anwyll an update on the preparations being made for the Yula celebration. With it was a list of potential candidates for the role of royal consort.
Yula only occurred once in every generation. On the winter solstice, when a royal heir turned twenty-five, they became eligible to take over the reins in the management of the kingdom. The three-day winter holiday celebrated three important events that would change everyone’s lives.
Even when other children had been born to the family, if a royal birth occurred on the eve of the winter solstice, that child would be declared the heir to the throne. It didn’t matter if they were male or female, the eldest, middle or the youngest. Because of the timing of their birth, they were considered a gift from the gods. Of course, no one could ignore the physical sign of the royal heir—they were all born with silver hair.
On the first day of Yula, guests were expected to bring in gifts to their abdicating king. These were to be placed in a room for the king to examine privately and to choose from. The king would then appear before the assembly and show off the favored gift. Whoever brought that gift was then given a monetary reward, forever cementing their reputation and pockets.
On the second day, the heir was expected to reveal the identity of their consort. If he or she had not already found their chosen from among their peers, they were given the one night to find one from among the guests.
Aspiring families wanting royal connections through their children did not hesitate to spend their money on dressing them in extravagant clothes. The parade of elegantly dressed royal personages was a spectacle the populace looked forward to, even if they were only to witness it from their viewing monitors at home.

The third and final day celebrated the bonding and coronation of the newly anointed king and consort followed immediately by the royal couple paying homage to their people and a pledge of public service.
Anwyll read over the list and made a face at the names he saw there. Yes, his uncle had included the names of the sons of his friends and business colleagues. Unfortunately, Anwyll knew all of them. It was not that they were unattractive—they were just too young for his taste. He was not one to have to raise a child while married to them. Setting the paper aside, barely concealing his distaste, he picked up another. A quick run through over the list of expenditures immediately revealed that someone had decided to go overboard in anticipation of the Yula celebrations
He tapped on the paper with a finger and looked at his uncle. “I thought I said we were to stick to the budget I’d approved. This says the planners are already over budget.”
“Yes, they are, and I warned you it might happen when we last talked,” Fiacre said.
“You have to remember that our people are expecting a spectacle,” King Eljin said beside him. “They’ve been looking forward to celebrating Yula since the day of your birth. We have to give them the experience. If they see a lackluster presentation, they’re going to feel slighted and think the gods are withholding their blessings.”
Anwyll looked at the faces around him. “Where did they get the extra money?”
Fiacre harrumphed when no one answered his question. “Your father approved the extra expense.”
Anwyll sensed the discomfort from the others as they struggled to keep their faces blank of expression. They knew of Anwyll and his father’s differing opinions on managing monetary affairs. Where King Eljin tended to be lax when it came to money, Anwyll had a reputation for being close-fisted.
“I, among all of us, should know how important Yula is to our people. However, I gave the planners a certain amount and I expected them to adhere to it without going behind my back and consulting my father about it.” He looked at his cousins’ masked faces and knew that they either knew nothing or if they did, had disapproved of the action.
“I will let this slide for now as it’s already too late and the money has been spent. They placed the king in a precarious situation, and I don’t blame him for approving the release of the money. What’s done is done. However, please inform the event planners this is their first and final warning.”





Out Now!


$1.99
Published By: eXtasy Books
Author: Jo Tannah
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0925-8
Page: 47
Word Count: 12008
Publication Date: December 5, 2016
Heat Level: 
Available Formats: Adobe Acrobat, Epub, Mobipocket, Mobipocket (.mobi)
Categories: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Gay, GLBT, Holiday, 2016 Holiday Countdown

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?

Coming December 23rd


Published By: eXtasy Books
Author: Jo Tannah
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0936-4
Page: 93
Word Count: 27427
Estimated Publish Date: December 23, 2016
Heat Level: 
Categories: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Gay, GLBT, Holiday, Science Fiction

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



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Friday, December 2, 2016

Cover Reveal for Winter Roses Coming This #Holiday Season from @eXtasyBooks #mm #scifi #fantasy #romance

 Coming Soon from eXtasy Books
When you let your heart lead the way, magic happens. 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.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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

The Number in the Christmas Ball is the date of each book release.



Daily Releases List:





Monday, November 14, 2016

#CoverReveal! A Taboo Christmas feat. Tristan & Zach

Title: A Taboo Christmas (Taboo Series, Book 1.5)
Author: Jo Tannah
Series Name: eXtasy Books Stocking Stuffer
Expected Date of Publication: December 5, 2016


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?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Moving In (A Taboo Story)

Note: This is a deleted scene from A Christmas Taboo. Written in Tristan Maxfield's POV, this has  been rough edited and there may be some flaws in the timeline.




 Model Sandor Johnson
Tristan rubbed his eyes as he walked out of the bathroom, his skin glistening from the shower. The few steps it took to walk from his bedroom to the small apartment’s kitchen was enough to remind him, that the shower had not been enough to cool him down. Already, he could feel the sweat drip down his back. Man, it was hot.
Shocking news, right? Tristan shook his head as he took a cold bottle of water from the fridge. It was July, and for all intents and purposes the Florida heat should have started to cool down. Instead, the state was experiencing a heat wave. The hot and humid weather had been lingering for the past four days, not the typical two or three, and the air-conditioning system was not working up to its promise.
He surveyed his apartment, a bachelor pad really—one he’d called home since he’d divorced Amanda. Decorated by Joanna and Margaret, it had a homey, bachelor feel to it. Thankfully, the two women knew him so well, and the place looked like a man lived in it. They’d had the walls painted a neutral tone, using accents like throw pillows and paintings for pops of colors. The living room’s center piece was the lone chocolate brown sofa set in front of a massive flat screen TV. Not only was it comfortable to sit on, it made for the perfect day bed. However, the sofa’s massive size left no room for any furniture other than the bookshelves that lined the walls. No, check that, his place was tiny and with Zach moving in in just a couple of weeks, he needed to find space for the extra stuff Zach would bring with him. Decision made, he finished his water, tossed the bottle into the plastic bin and started moving the heavy sofa.
Two hours later, he panted for breath as he lay on the carpeted floor. Why he’d picked this humid day to be moving furniture around on his own, he didn’t know. What he did know was that it had been a bad idea and now his skin felt sensitive from the hundreds of needle-like fibers digging in him. He didn’t even want to think about what dirt was on the carpet. Why? Well, his muscles ached and to make matters worse, his lower back screamed uncle from the burn caused by pushing himself and the damned sofa. He was four months shy of his fiftieth birthday, and already, his bones creaked. Well, to be honest, they’d been creaking since turning thirty-five, but no one really needed to know that, right?
The prickles on his back turned into an itch. Moving his shoulders, he relished the carpet fibers doing the scratching for him and he breathed a sigh of relief. Looking up at the ceiling, he watched the shadows move as the sun started to set outside. As he thought about the future, he started to stretch his arms over his head and winced from the pull on his muscles. And then his back started itching again. Sighing, he pushed himself off the floor and walked back to his bathroom. Time for another shower.
Sorting through his closet for something cool to wear, a bleating goat caught his attention. Rolling his eyes, he reached over and picked up his phone. Accepting the call, a voice he hadn’t heard in a while buzzed in his ear. Twelve hours and sixty three seconds, but who’s counting?
“Hey, hon. It’s me.”
“Zach.”
Zachary Parker—boyfriend, lover, partner, and the reason why his life held much more meaning now. For a moment, words failed him, but then again, his mind blanked every time he heard Zach’s sweet voice. He missed that voice, soft, loving and never failed to make his cock stand to attention.
At his continued silence, he heard Zach chuckle. “What are you doing?”
Tristan took a deep breath, turned back to his closet and started sorting through his folded shirts. “I’m looking for something cool to wear. and I need to go to Publix for some food. I’m thinking I might as well eat out instead of cooking. The heat’s a killer outside.”
Zach hummed. “Are you keeping to your diet? I don’t want to have to come over there before my time’s up here just so I can monitor what you’re eating.”
Tristan groaned. “Oh come on, Zach!”
“Don’t you come on me, Tris. I know you, remember?”
Huffing, Tristan pulled out a tee shirt, one of his favorites. It was five years old. “Yes, I’m only eating vegetables. There, happy now?”
Zach sniffed on his end. “You know how I worry, Tris.”
“I love you, too, Zach.” Tris placed the call on speaker and laid the phone on the dresser as he pulled the shirt over his head. Zach’s delighted humming made him smile.
“Hon, I talked to Human Resources and they said that I can go earlier than scheduled. I’d been working non-stop to finish up all of the estate planning they sent my way and just closed them all today.”
Zipping up his jeans, Tristan turned to look for a belt. “Which means, what? You’re coming in early?”
“Yes. I’ll be there in five days.”
Tristan mulled over Zach’s words. His coming earlier meant he had to make room in his apartment sooner, not an easy feat. What if he looked for a bigger place? Where would he even find one in five days?
“Tris? Tris? Are you there?”
Zach’s tinny voice distracted Tris and he took up the phone and placed it to his ear. “I’m here, I was just thinking. I need a bigger place.”
“What? Why?”
“You’re moving in and I just realized we may need something larger than what I’ve got now.”
“Why don’t you wait for me when I get there and then we’ll worry about it okay? Now, tell me what you’re planning to eat?”
They continued to discuss food options until Zach had to end the conversation when he got a call on the other line. Three hours later, his stomach felt full from the vegetarian fajita and a fruit slushy he had for dinner. Tristan had already placed his groceries away and now, he lay on his bed, looking around the dim bedroom. Although it was still early at eight thirty, he’d not bothered to put on the light as his muscles and back continued to protest. He was ready to call it a day. He also needed to make a decision. Should he decide to wait for Zach, they’d have to deal with boxes that would only be in their way and make the already small apartment even more crowded for several weeks, if not, months. He didn’t like the thought and as his eyes drifted closed, he considered his contacts whom he knew could help him find a larger, better apartment.
When the alarm rang eight hours later, Tristan reached over and turned it off. He’d been up, poring over his laptop since five that morning going over turnkey apartments up for lease or sale. Not finding one that suited his needs, he showered and dressed, ready to go to work. His personal assistant would have an idea of whom to call. He knew he had a client or two involved in real estate.
By lunchtime, his assistant had successfully traced the client and Tristan found he only had five hours to seal a deal. Walking out of his office, he told his assistant to cancel all his appointments for the day and to reschedule them for another. With a skip in his step, he exited his office building and walked a block to where his client said he’d meet him.
****
“You bought us a house?”
Tristan laughed at the look of shock on Zach’s face. “No, hon, an apartment. Now, before you say anything…and stop that frowning…now, you have to understand why I did this. First, my old place was tiny. Think, one bedroom and that’s it. Now that you’re moving in with me, are you honestly going to believe the kids are not going to come and stay with us, even just for one night? Where were we going to put them? In the pantry?”
When Zach twisted his mouth, Tris chuckled. “Zach, you’ll love the place. And why are you even complaining? You’ve never been to my old place. This way, we each get a fresh start…together.” When Zach didn’t say anything, he pushed on. “You want to know the truth? My feelings for you? I can’t control myself when I’m around you. Even when I just hear your sexy voice, my brain freezes over. No matter how I try, nothing works.”
Zach frowned at him, looking to his side from where he sat beside him in the car. Tristan had picked him up from the airport and now they were driving to their new place. “We were talking about the new apartment, not about us.”
“In a roundabout way, I am.”
“Tris—“
“You know how I feel about you and I want you to be comfortable while we get to know each other better. I’m just making sure, now that we’re going to live together, that we have a setting that’s…well…comfortable. That would be impossible in a cramped place and tripping over boxes. Now, come on, you know I’m right.”
“I’m referring to your making a hasty decision and…look, we’re just moving in together, and technically, I haven’t moved in yet! Don’t you think buying this place is beyond irresponsible?”
He wasn’t. Not now. Not after what he’d had to do. “I’m talking about how much I’m feeling overwhelmed with my love for you, it’s scary. I feel like I want to run away, but I can’t…not if it means losing you. These past weeks, I didn’t like it. Three days, that’s what it took, only three fucking days and I can’t see tomorrow without you.”
Zach’s frown eased. “Tris—“
Tristan gave into his need, and he reached out to grasp Zach’s hand, but didn’t look away from the road. “You have no idea, do you? How I feel about you.
“I do know. I feel the same way.” Zach’s voice sounded soft and wistful and Tristan risked a glance in his direction. His eyes met Zach’s across the small space and his heart skipped a beat.
Zach sighed as his hand gripped his tighter. “I love you. That’s never been an issue. What we are talking about is your making rush decisions.” Zach rushed on when Tristan opened his mouth to argue. “However, I’m letting this one go as it’s obviously too late and you look as if you’re going to split with excitement from wanting to show it to me. Now, tell me about this new place.”

****

They were in the new apartment. Tris watched as emotions raced across Zach’s face. Doubt, excitement, and a touch of hope. A whole lot of hope. He read it in the way Zach bit on his lower lip, the way his fingers trailed across the granite island in their kitchen. When Zach suddenly turned, leaned and placed a short, sweet kiss on his lips, Tris’ heart stopped as a sudden need rushed through him.
“What do you think?”
Zach threaded his fingers through his hair and he felt the tug on his scalp. He bent down closer until their lips hovered over each other. Zach’s unique scent hit his nostrils, setting something inside him on fire. He recognized the heat that had been simmering inside him since he’d first laid eyes on Zach after his five years absence. His heart jumped, and his hands moved down Zach’s back. Touching, kissing, their mouths locked onto each other in a deep, penetrating kiss. Tris couldn’t get close enough to Zach, he didn’t’ dream of breaking away from him for a second.
As his palms slipped under Zach’s shirt, he felt the bare, heated skin. Soft skin, hard muscles, just like he’d remembered. Their kiss deepened, sending his blood burning through his veins. Tris couldn’t wait to get Zach’s clothes off.
With a groan, he felt Zach push on him and he moved willingly. Before he knew it, Zach had tugged his shirt out of his waistband and pushed it up his chest. His lips went to the exposed skin before him, tongue licking him over his nipples before taking a bite on them as his hands took to unsnapping his jeans.
Trist got lost in the frenzy of Zach’s hands and mouth. The heat that never failed to overwhelm them exploded into Tristan, consuming him with need. Reaching up and turning Zach’s face toward him, he kissed him as he pushed back in the direction of the island. Zach grunted softly and Tristan looked down to see his back against the island’s edge. Taking a step back, he placed a hand in the middle of Zach’s chest and pushed him back to lie on the island.
Zach didn’t voice a protest, instead he went willingly and spread his thighs when Tristan moved between them. With trembling hands, Tristan unfastened Zach’s jeans and shoved impatiently to open them. With a rough, indrawn breath, he saw Zach wore no underwear. Without missing a beat, he reached and pulled on the hard length, eliciting a gasp from Zach. Looking up he watched as Zach writhed on his back, his eyes closed, his mouth slightly open as he took in, harsh, passion-filled breaths.
Tristan looked at the treasure in his hand, bent down, and took a taste.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

What's going on and what to expect

Image result for winter rosesBefore I begin with what to expect in the near future, let me just thank you all for the huge support. Taboo and Objectified got into the Best Sellers' list both on eXtasy Books and All Romance. Objectified went on and became a bestseller in Australia at one point. Awed. Surprised. Happy. Thankful. Humbled. Thank you again.

Now, what's going on?

Well, I am not really one to spill anything until the last minute, but as I am bored out of my head from forced rest, by the kids, I think I will talk. Not spill all, but some. Here goes. This coming December, I have two, yes, you read right, TWO holiday books coming up. One is a sci-fi/fantasy novella and the other, a contemporary one. Both are now with eXtasy so it's a wait and see on exact publication dates.

The sci-fi/fantasy novella is, I'm thinking, a stand-alone. I'm not sure yet, it depends on the reception and what my readers think. It's set on a different planet and is full of magic, lore, legend and science fiction rolled into one gooey, sweet romance. The other one, okay, I accidentally spilled the beans one day when a fan asked point blank about my tease on my FB page. Needless to say, Taboo 1.5 is coming this December, so make sure to check it out.

Now, how about Wayward Ink Publishing books?

Due to some unforeseen circumstance, all publications are on hold, but, to date, there are two books expected to be released from there by 2017, and by then, there should be an additional one, or two more books coming. They are all of the sci-fi/fantasy genre. One is a sequel to Royal: Guardian and the other is part of an anthology.

What am I doing now?

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I am attempting to finish this urban fantasy novella that I've been writing for a while now. Think: 365 x 2 days. It's difficult as it's based on a true tale told me by a good friend of my mother's and I want to make everything right, according to his words and experiences. I'm adding my twist here, but the mm part is real. Hint? Uhm... well, take a look at this image and see what you think?




Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Out Now! Taboo Buy Links

Goodreads

Out Now: eXtasy: http://www.extasybooks.com/taboo/

Out September 16

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Taboo-Jo-Tannah-ebook/dp/B01LWAR6V0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473773862&sr=8-1&keywords=taboo+jo+tannah

Amazon Au: https://www.amazon.com.au/Taboo-Jo-Tannah-ebook/dp/B01LWAR6V0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473773895&sr=8-1&keywords=taboo+jo+tannah

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Taboo-Jo-Tannah-ebook/dp/B01LWAR6V0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474101404&sr=8-1&keywords=taboo+jo+tannah

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/664538


Published By: eXtasy Books
Author: Jo Tannah
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0890-9
Page: 106
Word Count: 30701
Publication Date: September 9, 2016
Heat Level: 4 Flames
Available Formats: Adobe Acrobat, Epub, Mobipocket, Mobipocket (.mobi)
Categories: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Gay, GLBT, Interracial

Forbidden love. Family drama. A lot can happen in three days.

Margaret Maxfield is getting married and Zachary Parker is the man of honor. Going to the wedding would mean seeing Tristan Maxfield again after all these years. His teenage crush had turned into longing through the years and this may be his one chance to be with Tristan, his father’s best friend and partner. Margaret’s father.

When Tristan sets eyes on Zach for the first time in five years, he is confused at the feelings of attraction for the young man. Despite the eventual fallout over their affair, he decides to make a move.

Will Tristan and Zach’s forbidden love ever find a happily ever after?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Just One More Day & #Taboo is out! #mm #contemporary #interracial #romance

eXtasy Books

Published By: eXtasy Books

Author: Jo Tannah
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0890-9
Page: 106
Word Count: 30701
Estimated Publish Date: September 9, 2016
Categories: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Gay, GLBT, Interracial
Forbidden love. Family drama. A lot can happen in three days.
Margaret Maxfield is getting married and Zachary Parker is the man of honor. Going to the wedding would mean seeing Tristan Maxfield again after all these years. His teenage crush had turned into longing through the years and this may be his one chance to be with Tristan, his father’s best friend and partner. Margaret’s father.
When Tristan sets eyes on Zach for the first time in five years, he is confused at the feelings of attraction for the young man. Despite the eventual fallout over their affair, he decides to make a move.
Will Tristan and Zach’s forbidden love ever find a happily ever after?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

We have a date! #TABOO is coming on eXtasy Books Sept 9, 2016


PREORDER: eXtasy Books


Published By: eXtasy Books
Author: Jo Tannah
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0890-9
Page: 106
Word Count: 30701
Estimated Publish Date: September 9, 2016

Categories: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Gay, GLBT, Interracial


Forbidden love. Family drama. A lot can happen in three days.
Margaret Maxfield is getting married and Zachary Parker is the man of honor. Going to the wedding would mean seeing Tristan Maxfield again after all these years. His teenage crush had turned into longing through the years and this may be his one chance to be with Tristan, his father’s best friend and partner. Margaret’s father.
When Tristan sets eyes on Zach for the first time in five years, he is confused at the feelings of attraction for the young man. Despite the eventual fallout over their affair, he decides to make a move.
Will Tristan and Zach’s forbidden love ever find a happily ever after?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Forbidden love. Family drama. A lot can happen in three days.



Margaret Maxfield is getting married, and Zachary Parker is the man of honor. Going to the wedding would mean seeing Tristan Maxfield again after all these years. His teenage crush has turned into longing through the years, and this may be his one chance to be with Tristan, his father’s best friend and partner. Margaret’s father.When Tristan sets eyes on Zach for the first time in five years, he is confused by his feelings of attraction for the young man. Despite the eventual fallout over their affair, he decides to make a move.Will Tristan and Zach’s forbidden love ever find a happily ever after?

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thank you for making Objectified & Over The Rainbow Best Sellers

There's something I need to say. To all those who bought Objectified, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm just astounded. Now, it's an eXtasy Best Seller. This book is something else.
But you know who is really something else? Bronwyn Heeley
Girl, you told me to submit. You were the ONLY ONE who told me to submit. Now look at this. First, Amazon Australia, then All Romance, and now it's an eXtasy Books Best Seller.
I owe you big time. Love you my personal ms shredder




eXtasy Books

The first time billionaire Paul Howell laid eyes on Arjan Kerchner he knew he’d been caught. Paul never expected to fall head over heels in love with a man he’d only just met, but if there was one thing he never questioned it was his instincts.
Arjan was well aware of his perfect face and body but he'd turned his back on modeling to pursue his dreams of becoming a pharmaceutical chemist. Arjan never expected a stranger in a bar to buy him a bottle of water, nor to be courted by one of the richest men in the world the very next day.
It could have all been fun and romantic, but for a stalker who refused to accept that Arjan was not a possession.
Being in a relationship with a billionaire can be nice but restrictive, especially when there are bodyguards around. 
Will Arjan learn to live with the choices he makes so he can be with Paul, or will the stalker put a violent end to what is beginning to look like a romance made in heaven?



Over The Rainbow, this is a book really close to my heart. It was the only way for me reach out and lend a helping hand to the victims and their families. Coming from a country too far away, the writing of Sock It To Me went quickly, spurred by the need to help in any way I could.


eXtasy Books

Until we meet again on the other side of the rainbow.
We all woke up to the terrible news on Sunday 12th June, 2016, of the horrific attack in Orlando, and not only did it affect the LGBT community, it also outraged the world.
So many of us felt powerless as we watched the horror unfold upon our screens, but Patricia Strehle had a remarkable idea, one that would galvanize an entire community into action. Patricia brought a group of people together with the idea of creating a book, an anthology, and donating all the proceeds from its sale to the families affected by this terrible tragedy.
Over The Rainbow is the result—stories contributed by so many wonderful authors from all over the world. These stories are meant to inspire, to warm the heart, to bring a smile or a gentle laugh to help guide us all through the darkness, and to remind us that we all inhabit this world together, that we need to be kind, and that sometimes, we just need to follow that yellow brick road hand in hand.
All sales proceeds from this Anthology will go to the following Charity: https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund


Monday, July 18, 2016

SALES UPDATE: Over the Rainbow by Friends of Dorothy #charity #pulseshooting #OrlandoUnite

262 BOOKS SOLD ON EXTASY SO FAR, THATS $1307.38 RAISED FOR PULSE SHOOTING CHARITY






Over The Rainbow, a remarkable collection of short stories from authors all over the world in aid of the ORLANDO PULSE SHOOTING CHARITY. Please help to support this remarkable piece of work, written with love, and sent from our hearts, to support those so affected by this terrible tragedy.

All sales from the Extasy Books website will go towards the charity. Amazon will take at least 40% of the sales, and only then will the rest go towards the charity, so please, if you can, purchase this amazing Anthology from Extasy Books.

Please share this post as much as you can. We need all the help and support that we can gain for this important charity book.

We are one world, and together we will hold hands until we meet our friends on the other side of that rainbow.






Other Buy Links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Reblog: 4 STARS | REVIEW: OBJECTIFIED BY JO TANNAH

I couldn't help it. I'd been offline for a while and only just came back today. This review by Kenna from Joyfully Jay Reviews is just amazing. Peeps, this is a reblog.

Buy Links:

Objectified is now available on eXtasy Books site here: http://www.extasybooks.com/objectified/

Amazon ( Friday, July 22nd) : https://www.amazon.com/Objectified-Jo-Tannah-ebook/dp/B01IL2VV88?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc#nav-subnav

Bookstrand ( Friday, July 22nd): http://www.bookstrand.com/objectified


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Review: Objectified by Jo Tannah
jul 15 2016

Objectified Rating: 4 stars
Buy Link: Amazon
Length: Novel

Paul Howell is a billionaire who is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it. He’s had lots of lovers, but he’s not a relationship kind of guy. One night, while out with his friend, Paul sees a beautiful man sitting in a booth at the bar, and it looks like he’s grading papers! That throws Paul off guard, but he really feels something, so he asks the bartender to send him a bottle of the water the man is drinking, with his compliments. After joining him for a little while, Paul discovers he really likes the man, and wants to see him again.
Arjan Kerchner is an associate chemistry teacher at the university. He is also a formal model. After he’d made some money, he stopped doing it. He was tired of being treated like a piece of meat (Objectified. Get it?). He wants to get his degree in pharmaceutical chemistry. Arjan likes Paul right off the bat and agrees to go on a date with him the next night. He doesn’t know Paul’s a billionaire, though, and he’s a bit overwhelmed.
As Paul and Arjan get to know each other, someone is out there and they’re NOT happy about Arjan being gone from his apartment so much. He believe Arjan belongs to HIM and nobody else, and he isn’t going to stop until he gets him.
The concept and plot of Objectified are simple. That’s one of the things I liked about it. I’ve been reading a lot of heavy stories lately, and I needed a nice palate cleanser. However, just because it’s not a huge book with a zillion background characters and a dozen underlying stories going on, doesn’t mean it’s just a piece of fluff. No way! Objectified is a straight up, streamlined, GOOD book. Boy meets boy, boy falls for boy, boy has a dangerous stalker, boy and boy have to work together to trust each other and work through that obstacle.
I liked Paul. Sure, he’s a billionaire who doesn’t do relationships (as so many of them often are), but when he meets Arjan, he’s ready to change, and it’s a change for the better. He becomes a sweet man who wants to actually woo another, rather than just hit him with shock and awe and money. He made me smile with all of the sweet things he wanted to do for Arjan, and when he realizes his man is in danger? Look the hell out!
I felt sorry for Arjan. All he wanted was to be left alone to persue his academic dreams. The modeling made him some money, but it left him cold and empty. He hated being followed around by the paparazzi, and even though most of his fans were good people, there were some who were obnoxious…even to the point of following him into the bathroom to get an autograph. I got the feeling Arjan really enjoyed the way Paul treated him. He’d never really been taken care of before, and Paul actually wanted to do that for him.
The big bad guy is really bad…smart, insane, and evil to the core. Stalkers will stop at nothing until they capture their prey, and this guy isn’t very different. He’s brilliant in his planning, and when he discovers Arjan (his Arjan) has a boyfriend, he goes so far off the deep end, he may as well be in the Mariana Trench. He’s frightening, and I admit to having some white knuckles as the story was nearing its crescendo.
When Paul and Arjan are together, one on one, without the body guards and constant fear, they’re wonderful. They were a perfect couple. Arjan was a bit squeamish. He didn’t want to be a kept man. After years of being other people’s fantasies, he wanted a bit of normalcy, and let’s face it, being a billionaire’s boyfriend isn’t terribly normal. They fight through it, though, and it’s very romantic and sweet. Of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t talk about the sex just a little bit. WHEW the sex was amazing! Forgive the pun, but there was so much chemistry between the two of them, it was palpable. They just fit together, and it was just right.
I recommend Objectified if you want a story that pulls no punches, isn’t overwhelming, but is still a great read. The characters were awesome. The action and mystery were well plotted, and the whole experience was very satisfying.

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