What’s the best gift a young, single man could receive for Christmas? Mohawked punk Liam wouldn’t have picked the hideous collection of homemade knitwear he’s presented with by his well-meaning mum and aunties. He’d much rather have the gorgeous older man he sees every day while busking at King’s Cross station. Liam’s been doing his best to seduce the guy with his saxophone playing—the trouble is, with the holidays coming up, he’s beginning to despair of his message getting through.
But with a little Christmas magic in the air, maybe those garish garments will be just the thing for attracting the attention of a silver fox…
Due out from JMS Books December 2015
This story is also available in the Winter Warmers anthology.
Out! – Book #3 in The Shamwell Tales
Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small part of it he hasn’t spent in the office. Divorced when he could no longer deny his sexuality, he’s sworn off his workaholic ways and moved to Shamwell with his headstrong teen daughter to give her a stable home environment.
His resolve to put his love life on hold is severely tested when he joins a local organization and meets a lively yet intense young man who tempts him closer to the closet threshold.
Patrick Owen is an out-and-proud charity worker with strong principles—and a newly discovered weakness for an older man. One snag: Mark is adamant he’s not coming out to his daughter, and Patrick will be damned if he’s going to start a relationship with a lie.
Between Mark’s old-fashioned attitudes and a camp, flirtatious ex-colleague who wants Mark for himself, Patrick wonders if they’ll ever be on the same romantic page. And when Mark’s former career as a tax advisor clashes with Patrick’s social conscience, it could be the one stumbling block they can’t get past.
Warning: Contains historically inaccurate Spartan costumes, mangled movie quotes, dubious mathematical logic and a three-legged pub crawl.
Due out from Samhain Publishing 5th January 2016.
Lovers Leap – due out from Riptide Publishing 29th February 2016
If they looked, would they ever leap?
Good-looking, confident in his ability to attract men and women, and doted on by his widowed mum for all his twenty-six years, Southampton service engineer Michael’s used to playing the field and thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off the end of an Isle of Wight pier by an exasperated ex ought to come as a bit of a wake-up call—but as soon as he meets Rufus, Michael’s back to letting the little head do all the thinking. Rufus is cute, keen, and has a way of getting under Michael’s skin and making him want to be a better man that’s all kinds of disturbing.
When a dripping wet dream of a man walks out of the sea towards him on his twentieth birthday, would-be chef Rufus can’t believe his luck—especially when Michael comes home with Rufus and ends up staying at his family’s B&B. Life is perfect. At least until the end of the week when Michael will have to go home to the mainland.
The problem? Rufus can’t leave the island, for reasons he’s entirely neglected to mention to Michael. And although Michael identifies as bi, he has a firm rule of not having relationships with guys—his mum’s deeply religious and he’s no intention of rocking that boat. Being bi means you get to choose who you love, right?
With Michael and Rufus equally determined to keep their secrets, a leap of faith could land them both in deep water.
The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries Book #4 – due out from Samhain Publishing 12th July 2016