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#WOTR20 – #Review – Smoky Mist (The Legend of the Ghost Train) C.J. Baty

Smoky Mist (The Legend of the Ghost Train)

Jesse Lawson was never afraid of the strange and unusual dreams he had. But lately, they were becoming darker leaving him with a need to discover why he was having them. He believed he would find answers at the site of logging camps in The Great Smoky Mountains. His great grandfather had lived and died there, and Jesse was sure it was Jackson Douglas haunting him.
Carter Thompson never knew his great great uncle George Thompson, but he inherited his land, home, and money. George had come here to America to find work in the lumber camps. Meeting Jesse Lawson was about to turn his world upside down. Jesse’s dreams somehow involved Carter, and the more they searched the closer they became.
George left journals that could clear up many mysteries, including Jackson Douglas’s death. Now it seemed that something was trying to destroy Carter and Jesse’s growing attraction to each other. Whoever it is will stop at nothing to keep them apart, even if they have to repeat the past to do it.

There will be three books in this series. Each is a stand alone and can be read in any order. Each has a HEA.


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A ghostly romantic story! This is a new to me author and I am completely happy with this story. The author does a fantastic job of weaving an incredible history into this beautiful story. Jesse has been having some weird “dreams” or “visions” of the past and goes to investigate the source. He meets Carter who runs the museum. These two have a wonderful connection that is so sweet and sincere. As they both start looking into the past they find that Jesse’s great grandfather and Carter’s great great uncle knew each other and were lovers, which was completely unheard of back in that time. As Jesse and Carter spend more time together their attraction grows as well but is jeopardized by Carter’s ex and some forest animals that all seem to have been possessed. They find that the only way to help each other and their grandfather and uncle is to find out the truth about their deaths and to be sure their story was told correctly. Things get super creepy throughout their encounters with the paranormal but these two do prevail. It’s a powerful story with a beautiful HEA. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – CJ Baty

C.J. Baty

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

C.J. Baty presently I live in Southwest Ohio, but I live part time in Seveirville, TN. I published my first book in 2013. Spending time with my grown children is a passion. And I’m looking forward to the day when my husband and I can fully retire and do some traveling. I’ve always been an avid reader, when I was offered the chance to write my own stories by an Indie Publishers I was shocked and thrilled. It has been amazing ride getting my stories down on paper and out into the world. I wouldn’t want to do anything else.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I have a mixed tape of nature sounds that I listen to most of the time when I’m writing. I love the sounds of a creek flowing or rain falling. My one go to drink is Diet Mt. Dew or coffee if I’m writing in the morning. I have several favorite spots to go to when I want to get away from my office. A local Waffle House where the girls keep my coffee cup full. A bagel/muffin place where my NANO group meets and my local library. It was recently refurbished and it’s an amazing place to work.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Authors! Readers! People! Books! What’s not to like? To be honest, the moments where I get to meet someone who loved something I wrote and they are as excited about it as I am. Also, fangirling over authors that I adore, that’s a definite plus as well.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

My unicorn author was Josh Lanyon! I by ‘was’ I mean I finally met her last year at the GayRomanceLit event. She and I were both signing authors. It was the most exciting moment for me. I was totally tongue tied but I’ll never forget it.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I’m definitely a sit and go girl. If the words aren’t flowing, I’ve been known to pack up the laptop and tell my husband ‘be back later’. He knows I’m going to find someplace to inspire me.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite moment so far, came at 2019 Writer’s On the River event. I finally got to meet a reader who had been following me for sometime now. We’d chatted on line and I knew I’d love her. She surprised me at the event but the sweet thing was so excited she was blushing and couldn’t speak. That touched my heart so much, but I was just excited to meet her.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have a signed copy of Josh Lanyon’s The Dark Tide (Bk 5 in the Adrien English Series). Meeting Josh and having her sign that book was amazing highlight in my life. I cherish the book and that memory.

What are your social links?

cjbaty.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/CJ-Baty-Author-344242482358480/
@cbaty on Twitter
@cjbaty on Instragram
Website coming in December

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

Amazon https://www.facebook.com/CJ-Baty-Author-344242482358480/
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/search?search=Cj+Baty

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – CJ Baty

C.J. Baty

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

C.J. Baty After a lifetime of loving to read, my son encouraged me to write my own stores. Three years and 11 Fan Fiction stories later, my first book was published. That was 6 years ago. I can hardly believe it. Since then, twelve more books followed. I have attended 8 book signing events. Met readers from all over the world and my world view has tripled in size. I would have missed so much had I not taken my son’s advice. I’ve been married to my husband for 43 years and we have two adult children.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is anywhere someone is freshening my coffee on a regular basis. I carry a notebook with me whenever I know I’ll be sitting for a bit because I have thoughts or scenes play out in my head at any time. If I’m writing at home in my office space, then there has to be something salty and Dt. Dew in my mug.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

People! I am such an introvert but signings bring out the best in me. These are my people, my tribe; even if they don’t read Gay romance/mysteries, they read and that gives us a connection. Also, getting a chance to meet up with authors, I have chatted with on line and even the ones that I fangirl over myself. It’s all about the people contact.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I have had the enormous pleasure of meeting two of the authors that I never thought would be possible. Karen Marie Moning (she writes the Fever Series) has long been a favorite and then there’s Josh Lanyon! I met her last October at GRL and oh my gosh, I was on cloud nine for days. Both women have made a huge impact on my reading and writing. If I had to pick someone that I am sure I would never meet, it would Dan Brown. The first time I read the Da Vinci Code, I read for 24 hours straight. Couldn’t stop until I finished it.

What author would you love to write with?

What an unusual question? I have no idea is my answer. I’ve never thought about co-writing with someone. Not because I’m not open to the idea, but because I don’t have any idea how it works. And,

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time a reader recognized me as C.J. It was thrilling.

What are your social links?

Instragram / cjbat727
Twitter / @cbaty
Facebook / www.facebook.com/CJ-Baty-Author-344242482358480/
Blog / www.cjbaty.blogspot.com
MeWe / https://mewe.com/profile/5ae3f292a5f4e56de6282aa8
Also on MeWe my group is called ‘Let’s Talk Book’

What are your buy links?

Author page on Amazon / www.amazon.com/C.-J.-Baty/e/B00K2ISIQI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1546215780&sr=1-2-ent
Books2Read.com

 

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – C.J. Baty

C.J. Baty

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

C.J. Baty After a lifetime of loving to read, my son encouraged me to write my own stores. Three years and 11 Fan Fiction stories later, my first book was published. That was 6 years ago. I can hardly believe it. Since then, twelve more books followed. I have attended 8 book signing events. Met readers from all over the world and my world view has tripled in size. I would have missed so much had I not taken my son’s advice. I’ve been married to my husband for 43 years and we have two adult children.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is anywhere someone is freshening my coffee on a regular basis. I carry a notebook with me whenever I know I’ll be sitting for a bit because I have thoughts or scenes play out in my head at any time. If I’m writing at home in my office space, then there has to be something salty and Dt. Dew in my mug.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

People! I am such an introvert but signings bring out the best in me. These are my people, my tribe; even if they don’t read Gay romance/mysteries, they read and that gives us a connection. Also, getting a chance to meet up with authors, I have chatted with on line and even the ones that I fangirl over myself. It’s all about the people contact.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I have had the enormous pleasure of meeting two of the authors that I never thought would be possible. Karen Marie Moning (she writes the Fever Series) has long been a favorite and then there’s Josh Lanyon! I met her last October at GRL and oh my gosh, I was on cloud nine for days. Both women have made a huge impact on my reading and writing. If I had to pick someone that I am sure I would never meet, it would Dan Brown. The first time I read the Da Vinci Code, I read for 24 hours straight. Couldn’t stop until I finished it.

What author would you love to write with?

What an unusual question? I have no idea is my answer. I’ve never thought about co-writing with someone. Not because I’m not open to the idea, but because I don’t have any idea how it works. And,

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time a reader recognized me as C.J. It was thrilling.

What are your social links?

Instragram / cjbat727
Twitter / @cbaty
Facebook / www.facebook.com/CJ-Baty-Author-344242482358480/
Blog / www.cjbaty.blogspot.com
MeWe / https://mewe.com/profile/5ae3f292a5f4e56de6282aa8
Also on MeWe my group is called ‘Let’s Talk Book’

What are your buy links?

Author page on Amazon / www.amazon.com/C.-J.-Baty/e/B00K2ISIQI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1546215780&sr=1-2-ent
Books2Read.com

 

 

#WOTR19 #CompleteSeries #MM #Mystery- The Warfield Hotel Mysteries by CJ Baty

Drifting Sands book 1 Crashing Waves book 2

Roaring Waters book 3  A Warfield Christmas book 4

Book 1-

As he approaches his fortieth birthday, Justin Warfield feels alone, drifting like the sand that blows along the beach near his family’s hotel. He has done exactly as his father wanted. Married the right girl and carried on the family tradition of running the Warfield Hotel. On paper things seem perfect, but happiness hasn’t been a part of his life for a very long time.

Marcus Drummond once spent a summer with his best friend Peter at the Warfield Hotel and fell hard for Peter’s much older brother. Five years later he’s back, and this time hopes that Justin will see him as more than his kid brother’s friend.

Sparks fly when the two meet again, but there are a few things standing in their way. The closet that Justin has himself buried in and someone on a killing spree, dumping bodies on the Warfield beach . . . victims that indicate Justin may be involved in some way.

Book 2-

Justin Warfield ran away to Italy to put the events of last summer and a certain dark-haired private eye behind him, to no avail. If anything, he can’t help but rehash what happened over and over. When he finally returns to South Carolina, the hotel he runs with his brother has suffered a series of incidents that are starting to look less accidental after a death threat is received.

Not satisfied that Moses Lee and his local police will find the culprit, Peter Warfield calls in the services of his good friend Marcus Drummond to help. Marcus is torn. He wants to help his friend, but he also knows that if Justin has moved on after their failed flirtation last summer, he will be devastated.

Tensions mount as danger seems to follow them at every turn, stalking them as they get closer to solving the mystery of who is behind the sabotage of the hotel

Book 3-

Damien Fitzgerald has lived through hell and is determined to never let anyone get close to him again. A fervent reporter, he throws his life into his work and doesn’t care whose toes he steps on. But someone else does. He’s got a stalker, and the messages are growing increasingly threatening. He turns to his best friend, Justin Warfield and his lover, Private Investigator Marcus Drummond. Seems like a good idea until Robert Wyler becomes part of the package.

Robert Wyler, the manager of the bar at the Warfield Inn, has always been misunderstood. Sure he takes care of his body, wears his hair long and likes tatts, but that doesn’t mean he’s domineering. A cold exterior hides the more passionate man inside. Men like Damien Fitzgerald get on his nerves. Too good looking. Too arrogant. But when Justin and Marcus needed his help to guard the man from a stalker, Robert couldn’t say no.

Damien and Robert have a history. Whenever they are near each other sparks fly. Can Damien and Robert get past their prejudices to find the real men hiding underneath. Will they find love before the stalker gets to Damien and their chance at happiness is destroyed forever…

Book 4 –

Peter Warfield wanted a Christmas like none before. A celebration of putting the past behind them. Leaving Bradley Warfield and Moses Lee buried in the past. A new tradition of love and happiness for future generations.
But, no one was cooperating.

You are invited to celebrate the holidays with Peter, Sally and their daughter, Lily, at the Warfield Manor. There’s no murder to solve or a criminal to catch, but there are secrets to be revealed.

Justin Warfield and Marcus Drummond aren’t speaking or telling anyone else what is going on. Damien Fitzgerald and Robert Wyler have been out of the country but is that really the truth. Sally’s been trying to tell Peter something important for weeks but he’s so wrapped up in Christmas, she can’t get through to him.

Catch up with the rest of the Warfield extended family: Richard Brooks, Daisy Lee and their son Alexander, Krystal Smith, Winnie, Michaels and all the rest. One thing’s for sure, it will be a Christmas the Warfield’s will never forget.

This book will be more enjoyable if you have read any of the other Warfield Hotel books. Like a beautiful package wrapped up with a shining bow on top, there’s a happy ending for all.

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C. J. Baty lives in southwest Ohio. Her heart however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire some day. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.

The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to fan fiction and