Friday, December 16, 2016

Blog Tour: Murder Once Seen (The Oddities #1) J.T. Hall. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway


We are thrilled to welcome J.T. Hall to Sinfully as she celebrates the release of her latest book Murder Once Seen.


A “Day in the life” of One of My Characters

Here is a typical “day in the life” of Derwin, one of the main characters in Murder Once Seen, before the novel takes place (but after Chapter One). Besides hunting fugitives for Bob, Derwin is also a skilled demon hunter. Enjoy!

Derwin Bryant, aged 32, bond enforcement agent.

6:00 a.m. Wake to blaring alarm, jog to gym and work out for an hour.

7:30 a.m. Drink two cups of coffee and eat a couple protein bars. Head to Bob’s Bail Bonds.

8:30 a.m. Get the day’s list of bail skippers or notices of demon sightings from Connie. Plan the day’s activities, starting with phone calls and computer searches. Whine at Connie for help with the computer searches.

10:30 a.m. Hit the road in the old muscle car based on intel gathered.

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p. m. Hunt. Maybe grab lunch sometime, depending on hunt. Turn in fugitives to police.

4:45 p.m. Check in with Bob and Connie and decide whether to continue hunting into the evening. Have lunch if it was missed earlier.

5:30 p.m. Go home to feed Colonel Bickering. Pet his grumpy-ass until he purrs and try to remember to brush him so that he doesn’t shed fur everywhere. Mentally thank mother for sending the cat. Grumpy or not, he’s company.

6:30 p.m. Head back out once it’s dark for any demon hunting on the agenda. Otherwise jog to keep fit and pass the time. Avoid thinking about Grady.

8:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Time varies) Grab dinner somewhere, or if bored, try to cook. Emphasis on “try.” Take shower and dress for bed.

10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Watch TV until exhausted enough so that there won’t be hours spent lying in bed in the silent darkness.

12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sleep restlessly. Try to face another day alone.


Murder Once Seen

(The Oddities #1)

J.T. Hall


Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing 

Published ~ 12th December 2016

Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance



In the city of Nis, things often aren’t what they seem.

Derwin is a bounty hunter gifted with the Oddity of superhuman strength and agility—perfect for hunting down fugitives and demons who roam the streets. One killed his boyfriend two years ago, and Derwin won’t stop until he finds out who. Police suspect it was someone he sent to prison, but he can’t shake the idea that they’re missing something.

Elliot is a rentboy who’s been living on the streets since his parents disowned him. He mistrusts everyone and, given his uncontrolled ability to Read Objects and a client list that includes a major gang boss, despairs of ever having a normal life.

Derwin and Elliot meet in a storm of lust. Derwin’s Oddity is fed by the pain of others, but he only wants what’s freely given. Elliot loves pain, but needs safety and a way off the streets before he can allow it. They may be able to solve each other’s problems . . . if they can survive long enough to work together.


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Meet J.T. Hall

J.T. Hall has been writing for many years under this name and others, and has appeared in magazines, anthologies, and online books. She earned her BA in creative writing from the University of Arizona, her master’s in education from Argosy University, and works as an independent technical writer for state and federal programs. In her free time, she volunteers for the LGBT community and is active in the leather scene. She has a teenage daughter and a partner of over ten years. They live in sunny Arizona with three adorably cute dogs, three black cats, and a hamster who loves peanuts.




To celebrate the release of Murder Once Seen, one lucky winner will receive a $20 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 17, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Thank you for the post, JT. Derwin's routines seems to go upside down once he met Elliot in Murder Once Seen, eh? ;-)
    Can't wait for next book on Oddities series.
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  2. It seems like an intense life... I'm intrigued by all that demon hunting and of course, by Colonel Bickering... I'm sure there is a good story behind the grumpy feline!

  3. I appreciate the review!


  4. Happy release week! I always like a little PNR in my reads.

  5. Now that I'm thinking about it, how haven't I read a gay romance with a bounty hunter character?

  6. That seems like quite a day. Thank you for sharing Derwin's day with us.
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  7. Congrats on this new release!

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  8. congrats on the release

  9. Happy release week! I always like a little PNR in my reads.

  10. Ah, poor Derwin. At least he has a (grumpy) cat. This sounds like an awesome book!


  11. Congrats on the new release! I hope you had a great release week.

  12. Amazing. I would love to read more.
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  13. that's a pretty full day
    sounds like a great read


  14. Congrats on the release & thanks for the post!

  15. Congrats on the new release, I'm sure I'm going to enjoy it as much as I have others. That is certainly one heck of a busy day! This is on my TBR list. Hanks for a chance in the giveaway.
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  16. Congrats and good luck with your release. I'm looking forward to reading this because I love gay superheroes and mysteries. I like m/m romance, even more so if it's not just about the romance, but with something that adds extra substance to the story – whether it be gay SFF/mystery/historicals. - Purple Reader
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  17. Thous sounds quite interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Sounds interesting. Added to my to tbr pile. Thanks for the review

  19. I love books about "paranormal" powers. I definitely want to read this one. :-)