Books By James Buchanan

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The Deputy Joe Novels
Laying Ghosts: A Deputy Joe Novel -- Some families are haunted by tragedy. Some people are haunted by their pasts. Some men are haunted by who they are. Joe Peterson is haunted by all three. His parents' return from their mission, combined with a family reunion, forces Joe's kin to deal with his new life: out of the Mormon Church, out of the closet, and living with his lover Kabe. When a decades-old murder of a child lands on Joe's desk, digging into it dredges up long buried truths and festering secrets about folks Joe thought he knew -- including Kabe. Joe and Kabe must lay the ghosts of the past and bring closure to a family scarred by loss to move forward in their life together.

Taking The Odds Series

49 Responses to “Books By James Buchanan”

  1. Love the Cheating Chance and Deputy Joe novels as well, however, The River of Time series completely hooked me. Any more books planned?

    • I have a bunch partially written. But I have to say, sales were dismal. Jules had several books planned. If I have time, I may write those and self pub them.

  2. Just finished the Deputy Joe series and I loved it. I’ve previously read all of the Taking the Odds books and these too are excellent. I’m definitely looking forward to more of your books – and not necessarily those which are part of the series – so please keep them coming.

    • Typing as fast as I can. Just sent a novella off to my editor at Riptide and banging out another stand alone novel with a working title of The Bone Codex.

  3. Love Laying Ghosts, in fact have loved everything so far about Joe and Kabe and can’t wait for next book. Have only read this series so far, love your style so going to try other books of yours next :-)

    • Joe has a special place in my heart, I have to say. I’m glad you liked him and I hope you like the other books as well.

  4. Finished Laying Ghosts last night… Joe and Kabe as much as Nick and Brandon. Any more books on both partnerships planned?????

  5. YAYYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!! Just downloaded Laying Ghosts…….happy happy happy, joy joy joy. Saturday afternoon in New Zealand, sun shining down, ahhhhhhh utter contentment, out on the deck, under umbrella, glass of wine and Kindle, bliss.

  6. YES, Laying Ghosts is now appearing on the ‘Upcoming’ page at MLR!!

  7. Your novels are wonderful, especially how you deal with the complexities of family, social & religious pressures. Brandon is my favorite character.

  8. Does Laying Ghosts have a release date yet?!?

  9. Waiting impatiently for the next book. Love your books, and especially enjoyed the detailed description of Nick’s job. Keep checking back with MLR to to see if the new one is out yet.
    Do wish someone would take hold of that website and shake it inside out and upside down and bring it to life! Lots of great authors but it is so boring and so little info, and what about a decent search engine…
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  10. I agree with your other fans; Nick and Brandon could make a terrific series.

  11. Quick question, I read an article titled “Book Lovers: Get Booked! Romance Reading at Las Vegas Pride,” that mentioned Laying Ghosts having been released in October through mlr press. The article even provided a link to the website; however, the book was not there. I was under the impression that it had yet to be released. I receive the updates via email with friction with fiction so I don’t believe I’ve missed anything but I would love a little clearifacation. Thanks again!!!

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  12. I have recently read Cheating Chance and loved it. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. I see that there was a short story, Technique, included in Toy Box: Handcuffs which is not published anymore and I was wondering if the story was available anywhere else? Thank you.

  13. I just wanted to stop by and leave a quick word of praise. I like many others here, can not wait for Laying Ghosts to come out but I will happily reread my previous Deputy Joe and Taking the Odds books in the mean time! Thank you so much for your wonderful characters and series! Take as much time as you need. I swear each book gets better and better!! Thanks again for all you do :)

    • I’m almost done! The end is in sight and I’m getting close to sending it off to the editor. Looks like a Thanksgiving release date is being bandied about.

  14. I really enjoyed your Duputy Joe series! Kabe cracks me up with his cursing! LOL. I was wondering if you had any plans to write another book for the series?! Thanks for a great series. Next up Taking the Odds series!

  15. More Nick and Brandon please.

  16. Now now Mario, we’re all trying to wait patiently for James’ next book…no need to be testy.

  17. bitch

  18. I second Murphys comment!! I’ve read Nick & Brandon’s stories so many times I can’t just get enough of them.

  19. I have been enjoying Joe and Kabe, but I am hooked on Nick and Brandon. I would love a book about them trying to live together.

  20. I know that you have been very busy on your new job! Still like it? But, are you ever going to write about Nick and Brandon again?

  21. Bought a Nook and discovered your novels, thank you, thank you!

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