Today I am so pleased to welcome Peter E. Fenton to Joyfully Jay. Peter has come to talk to us about his latest release, Mann Hunt. He has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving Peter a big welcome!

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The guy at the desk seemed happy that Declan had arrived. Declan paid him twenty dollars and headed for the locker room.

The smell of male sweat and body odour attacked his nostrils. This was where he started his search for the night. Declan was shopping for just the right body. He opened up his locker and stripped down to a jock strap. His head was dulled by the alcohol. He scanned the small crowd of men heading back out into the real world. Back to their families, their wives and children and the lies.

 He checked out the guys who were just arriving— flushed with excitement as they began their own conquests. Declan was surrounded by men peeling off tight jeans and western shirts, cowboy hats still in place—a sign that the Calgary Stampede had truly begun. Some would walk around in hats, boots and a towel. Some, like him, in just a jock strap. Declan wondered how many of them had actually seen a horse, let alone ridden one. This was bathhouse chic, Calgary-style. Tonight, they would be riding something a lot harder and possibly more dangerous.

 Declan headed into the dimly lit hall. He passed one cowboy. The guy looked him up and down, raking his chest hairs with his eyes. This cowboy was the real thing. His legs were bowed out from years of riding horses, not like the Kmart cowboys from the locker room. But Declan wasn’t in the mood for western today. He continued his hunt down one hall, pausing to look into every open door.

 He knew every turn of the hall maze. A newcomer would often tread the same path over and over again. Not him. He never wasted time. It was like a military mission or a bank robbery—get in, get out. He stopped at the open door to room thirty-two. He looked in. There, stretched out on the narrow bed, lay a short, sinewy guy, maybe twenty-five, with a military haircut and a muscular ass that jutted out like a shelf. The guy probably got in with a Military Active Duty discount. But he had the look Declan needed. He looked like a cop. 



Book one in the Declan Hunt Mysteries series

How far would you be willing to go to finish the job?

Declan Hunt is having a bad week. His kidnapping case is showing little progress, his office assistant has left him on short notice, and his latest investigation has left him literally battered and bruised. But things change when he hires twenty-four year old Charlie Watts to help out at the office. They form an unlikely partnership trying to solve two seemingly unrelated cases whose threads begin to weave together when the missing person case turns to murder.

The investigation takes them from the dark alleys, gay bars and bath houses of Calgary, to the richest parts of the city during the world-famous Calgary Stampede.

But will they be able to discover who the killer is before another life is lost? And will Declan be able to solve the mystery of his relationship with Charlie who is clearly attracted to him — especially since it is evident that the attraction is becoming mutual?


Peter E. Fenton bio photoPeter E. Fenton’s first book, The Woodcarver’s Model came out in April of 2022 and was a four time nominee in the Goodreads M/M Romance Readers’ Choice Awards.

Mann Hunt is the first of a three part detective series with upcoming books being released in 2024 and 2025, (all through Pride Publishing).

2024 will also see the release of his first teen romance novel Not Not Normal with Lorimer Publishing.

All of his novels are proudly set in Canada and are filled with humour, heart and unforgettable characters.

Previous creative work was focused on writing for the stage, including award-winning productions of The Giant’s Garden, Newfoundland Mary, and Bemused. His newest play, The Detective Disappears will tour in Canada in the fall of 2023.

Peter spent many years working in palaeontology in remote locations including the Canadian Rockies, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

He currently lives in Toronto, Canada with his partner of more than twenty years.

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