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

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Exclusive Excerpt

The limo ride home was quiet. Declan stared out of the window. Charlie assumed he was thinking about their new client. As the car pulled up to Charlie’s place, he turned to Declan and said, “Well, that was an interesting night. Thanks for taking me as your date. And we got a new case.”

He reached for the door handle but Declan stopped him. “Wait. I want you to know that I couldn’t have made it through the ceremony tonight without you.”

“Oh, it was nothing, really. It’s all part of the job,” Charlie said.

“No. It was more than that. If it wasn’t for you, I would have made a run for it before the evening got started.”

Charlie smiled. “Thanks.”

“And you surprised me,” Declan said. “You’re not a bad dancer.”

“Neither are you.”

Declan picked up the rose from the seat beside him and handed it to Charlie. “I want you to have this,” he said, staring into Charlie’s eyes, a gentle smile on his face.

Charlie took the rose then leaned in, intending to give Declan a gentle kiss on the lips, but once he’d started he found himself unable to pull away. A mechanical whir came out of nowhere. The screen which separated the driver from the passenger compartment was rising to give them privacy.

Charlie dropped the rose on the floor and launched himself at Declan, pinning him into the far corner of the bench seat, holding him by the wrists. Charlie kissed him more deeply, tasting the smokiness of the scotch that lingered in Declan’s mouth. 

Charlie drew his knees up until he was straddling Declan. Declan gently pushed Charlie back and looked him in the eyes. “If we do this, there’s no going back.”

“I don’t care,” Charlie replied then moved in again.


hoodoo houseDeclan Hunt Mysteries, Book 2


How far would you be willing to go to keep a secret?

When writer Malcolm Tull is discovered dead at his writing desk, all signs point to suicide. But Malcolm’s editor isn’t so sure. There’s the matter of the man’s missing computer, a mislaid manuscript and the fact that he didn’t seem the type to take his own life.

Declan Hunt and Charlie Watts are called into action and make their way to the mysterious Hoodoo House nestled on the edge of the Badlands of Alberta.Soon they are embroiled in a case involving blackmail, gay tricks and possibly even murder.

As the secrets of Hoodoo House come to light, Charlie discovers that his boss has been keeping a few secrets of his own, secrets that could impact their romantic relationship outside of the office. And before this investigation is done, Charlie will have to get to the truth, even if it means this might be his final case for Declan Hunt Investigations.


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.

His second book Mann Hunt was released in August of 2023 and was also a nominee in the Goodreads M/M Romance Readers’ Choice Awards.

Mann Hunt is the first in the three part Declan Hunt Mysteries series, with the release of Hoodoo House adding a second book to the series. The final installment will come out in the summer of 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 Peter’s 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 which have played across Canada. His newest play, The Detective Disappears just finished a six week tour throughout Canada.

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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