Friday, August 28, 2009


Friday that is. Yes, it finally arrived and I've got a lot of fun things in store, so read on. HOT TIN ROOF released today and I'm celebrating with a contest. Actually 3 contests in 1!

I'm giving away a Kind (green) or Purple P Rose (purple) t-shirt or one of my eBooks. To automatically be entered in the contest, comment below - tell me a little about what kind of paranormal romances you like to read, your favorite type of shifter - and remember to leave your email address so I can reach you.

PART TWO: The names of my 4 furfriends have been scattered throughout my website (orange is the color of the day-HINT!) To win a special prize of a shirt and eBook, leave the name of all four of my cats in the comment box along with your email address.

PART THREE: I have a Yahoo!Group that I'd like to use as a posting place. To do this effectively - I NEED MEMBERS. While looking for furry names, click on the JOIN NOW button on any web page. This contest started yesterday and there are quite a few new members. Your name will be entered in a separate drawing for the shirt or eBook of your choice. I want to wish each of you luck

Yes, you may participate in all 3 events: leave a comment and tell me about your favorite shifter, name my cats AND join the group. That's THREE chances to win!!

The drawing will take place at noon on Saturday, August 29th. Winners will be listed on my website's Favorite Places page and I'll contact you by email to get your choice of shirt and/or eBook.

In the meantime, you can buy HOT TIN ROOF here:

Here's a blurb:
Leron Wilder is a jaguar of the Kind species, big cat shifters infected with vampyre blood. Nothing has gone right for Leron since his best friend Jag mated with the owner of the local coffee shop. Stuck training a new cat shifter who’s a badass wannabe, Leron stops by the coffee shop to seek his ex-partner's advice.

Corinne Nelson loves her new home and her new job as a waitress at the Coffee Swirl, and she’s really hoping she won't have to move on this time. Life’s finally looking up -- until the hottest man she’s ever met walks into the shop -- and licks her hand?

Mating is not something Leron is looking forward to. Yet the minute he tastes the new waitress, he knows he’s in serious trouble. She’s a flavor he could find addictive. But she’s not who she says she is, and everything’s falling apart around them. He’s starting to feel like a cat on a hot tin roof…

"Here's your black coffee." It was her. The silken sound of her voice slid right down to his cock. As she was putting his cup on the table, he tried to touch her hand. She pulled away and the hot liquid sloshed over the side and burned her. The cup rattled in the saucer and tilted over. "Oh, my God, I'm so sorry."
Leron spoke quickly. "It was my fault. Are you okay? Let me look." An angry red blister had already formed. His cat instincts took over and he brought her hand to his mouth and began to lick the red welt. His tongue lapped at her like she was today's special. He had lost his mind and didn't know where the fuck to find it.
Her body trembled and she tried to pull away. "Mister..."
"Let her go."
Jag's tone was soft and non-threatening, but Leron saw red. Best friend be damned. He had no right to tell Leron he couldn't touch her. Suddenly, some sense came back to him. "Cory, right? I'm sorry... I..." He never got to finish. She left so fast, his head spun. He watched her tight ass move away down the aisle. Son of a bitch!
Confusion rained down on him. His heart beat out of control, his lungs were full of her scent, and his dick was ready to explode. The taste on his tongue was divine. He heard Jag's laugh from a million miles away. "What?" The sound of the swinging door to the back drew his attention. Barb stormed their way. Hell.
Jag said, "You're in for it now."
She stopped at the table, and her brow quirked up. He looked down at the spilled mess still there. "Look, you can't come in here and lick my employees. Keep that catty stuff outside. And you," she wheeled around to Jag, "are no better. Why didn't you stop him?"
"For the same reason he couldn't stop me when I wanted you."
Leron's head snapped up, and he looked from one to the other with his jaw hung open. Sometimes their blood bond was a pain in the ass. "No way, dude. No. Fucking. Way."
A good friend of mine is celebrating her first release today. Teirney Medeiros is the author of IVORY'S ADDICTION which is being released by Amira Press.
Here's a bit about the story:
Social worker Ivory Black has seen the effects of addiction too many times to count. The latest: A baby girl whose mother died in an overdose. What would have been an easy case turns into a fight for her heart when bad-boy Jax Morgan enters the picture. As the only living relative, Jax is by law, the child’s assumed guardian. As Ivory struggles to open Jax’s cold heart to the child, and keep her own protected from him at the same time, Jax is dealing with severe PTSD. Addiction is never pretty, but Ivory can’t stop wanting Jax.
Teirney is giving one lucky winner a gift bag with some goodies over at Coffee Time Romance. To find out more visit, scroll down until you find Teirney’s info and follow the directions there. And to get a copy of IVORY'S ADDICTION, go to

Well, I think that's enough for one day. Hope you have fun finding names and information. And Good Luck to all who joined the adventure. In the meantime, remember: Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-J. Hali Steele


Rebecca Royce said...

Congratulations on the release day. Going to buy my copy right now.


J Hali said...

Hey, Rebecca, you're the best. Hope you like it. Leron's a little more intense than the fun loving Jag was.

Liena Ferror said...

Congrats on your release, J. Hope you have a fabulous day!

Can't wait to get my copy!


Tamsyn said...

Hi, thanks for holding the contest. I would love to win one of your e-books. I love paranormal romance, especially shifters and vampires. My favourite shifter is the dragon and wolves and felines come next.

J Hali said...

Thanks, Liena, for coming by. Your support's been great.

Tamsyn, I love dragons too, and wolves (I've got a story in mind...yummy) I'm glad you found those pesky feline names!

Teirney Medeiros said...

Joann, you're the absolute best! I can't thank you enough for this spot! I wish you many sales with Leron's story! I loved it. Teirney

J Hali said...

My pleasure, Teirney, I was so glad to "read" *grins* that story and watch it take shape. I'm really excited for you.

Cathy M said...

Big congrats on your new release. Love paranormal romances, and my favorite shifters are wolf and the big cats, love their power and beauty.

I did request to sign up for your yahoo group today.

And your four fur friends are Patches, Wolfdancer, Jewel-Eye and Lord Graystoke (I hope)


housemouse88 said...

Congrats on your release. Have a great day.

house_mouse88 at yahoo dot com


I love wolves and bears. Good luck with the book,


J Hali said...

Caity, I'm always amazed at the strength and beauty of big cats and Lord (of my jungle) weighs 23lbs! You got the 4 names!

Housemouse88, thanks for your good wishes and for coming by to celebrate with me.

Loretta, love wolves too. Bears, I don't know, but Sherrilyn Kenyon has some sexy bears.

Heather B. said...

Wow. that sounds very interesting. I love the cover too. I love all types of paranormals. I think the were's and vamps are my favorites though.

habrewer at rocketmail dot com

Nancy G said...

Congratulations on your newest release. I love the kitties names, and I plan to have lots of fun in the group, too.
Nancy G

J Hali said...

Heather, vamps are right up there with cats and I couldn't resist mixing their blood.

Hi Nancy, glad you made it. I love their names especially the Lord of the jungle, he's my big guy.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Congrats with the release Joann. As soon as I'm settled and have gone through the post-vacation budget, I'll pop over and get my copy.

Caffey said...

Hi Joann! I loved reading the sizzling excerpts! And so love vamps and shapeshifters, this is so unique! I had fun at your blog too finding your Four Furfriends: Lord Graystoke
Wolfdancer, Jewel-Eye, and Patches (which I had a cat before named Patches and miss her dearly! How you come up with the name of Lord Graystroke? Anything special that you gave him his name of that for? I love it!

Congrats again on your releases!

J Hali said...

Sandi, you're the best, and I cleaned up the hair!

Caffey, I'll drop another hot excerpt in the group tonight...*grins* yes, Lord G was named after someone special!

Kytaira said...

I love most paranormal books but shifters the most. My fav kinds of shifters have to be the feline ones - all of them. Near the top would also be dragon shifters.

I guess i misunderstood the instructions and already emailed you your furfriends names - Lord Graystoke, Wolfdancer, Jewel-Eye, and Patches

lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

Mindy said...

Congrats on the new release Joanne :)
I'm a fur loving person too, and Cat shapeshifters ROCK!

Mindy :)

J Hali said...

Kytaira, thanks for stopping by. Felines are my fav (along with vamps!) Dragons are good too.

Mindy, Just have to love the majestic cats! Thanks for your good wishes.

Me and the Lord of my jungle wish you Good Luck, ladies.