And to All a Good Night (Life Lessons 1 1/2)

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Short story sequels: In Life Lessons, Mac and Tony decided that a closeted relationship was worth the risks and difficulties. Now, separated for the holidays, Tony on a Florida beach contemplates the joys and stresses of their hidden life, while Mac in the Minnesota snow handles a murder case that hits close to home. And in the evening, over the phone, they try to touch each other with words. More
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About Kaje Harper

I get asked about my name a lot. It's not something exotic, though. “Kaje” is pronounced just like “cage” – it’s an old nickname, and my pronouns are she/her/hers.

I was born in Montreal but I've lived for 30 years in Minnesota, where the two seasons are Snow-removal and Road-repair, where the mosquito is the state bird, and where winter can be breathtakingly beautiful. Minnesota’s a kind, quiet (if sometimes chilly) place and it’s home.

I’ve been writing far longer than I care to admit (*whispers – forty years*), mostly for my own entertainment, usually M/M romance (with added mystery, fantasy, historical, SciFi…) I also have a few Young Adult stories (some released under the pen name Kira Harp.)

My husband finally convinced me that after all the years of writing for fun, I really should submit something, somewhere. My first professionally published book, Life Lessons, came out from MLR Press in May 2011. I have a weakness for closeted cops with honest hearts, and teachers who speak their minds, and I had fun writing four novels and three freebie short stories in that series. I was delighted and encouraged by the reception Mac and Tony received.

I now have a good-sized backlist in ebooks and print, both free and professionally published, including Amazon bestseller "The Rebuilding Year" and Rainbow Award Best Mystery-Thriller "Tracefinder: Contact." A complete list with links can be found on my website "Books" page at

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About the Series: Life Lessons
Tony's an idealistic young teacher; Mac is a seasoned homicide detective, single father, and firmly in the closet. But when murder brings them together, they change each other's lives. Hurt-comfort, single parenting, and murder mysteries with a slowly building romance, and a series HEA.

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Reviews of And to All a Good Night (Life Lessons 1 1/2) by Kaje Harper

auntyrob reviewed on May 7, 2012

I enjoyed this story, it fills in some gaps between Life Lessons & Breaking Cover (both excellent stories!).
(review of free book)
Ann Somerville reviewed on Sep. 9, 2011

A surprisingly meaty and satisfying 'freebie', giving us a window on Mac's work life and the lonely existence that Tony has brightened after "Life Lessons". A Christmas story without sentimentality - it's actually rather sad in parts, not to say a little gruesome - and in the end Mac is still deep in the closet, and holding back from a full life with the man he obviously needs and adores.

Beautiful work, Ms Harper. Sets us nicely for "Breaking Cover" but can be enjoyed for itself too.
(review of free book)
lolly jean reviewed on Aug. 16, 2011

I'm bugged by the fact that Mac's cousin, referred to as Brenda in the first book and the start of this book, is suddenly named Janet. Hello? Any editors out there

Nothing drives me crazier than poor editing. Other than that, I liked the story.
(review of free book)
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