Free ebook this weekend only

Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy is FREE on Kindle this weekend

This mini-anthology featuring 2 short stories by me and one by the very talented Josephine Myles is free to download for this weekend only. Enjoy! 😀

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Good men come in threes!

Three’s definitely not a crowd in this trio of contemporary erotic male/male/male ménages with a very British flavour from gay romance favourites Josephine Myles and JL Merrow.

Let your fantasies run wild as you take in the fit bodies down at the gym, or enjoy a very special birthday present from a loving partner. And even a trip to the dentist can be enjoyable with the right sort of distraction!

These stories have all been previously published, but are now available exclusively in this anthology. For details of individual stories, see here.

Available exclusively on Kindle

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Lovers Leap is a Bi Book Awards Finalist

I’m beyond chuffed that Lovers Leap has been named as a finalist in the romance category of the Bi Book Awards for books of 2016.

Lovers Leap is a little bit special to me, as it’s set in the place I grew up in–the Isle of Wight. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve walked along the pier in the opening scene. Thankfully, unlike Michael, I’ve never (yet!) enraged a companion to the point of shoving me off the end of it! 😉

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If they looked, would they ever leap?

Good-looking, confident, and doted on by his widowed mum, Michael is used to thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off an Isle of Wight pier by an exasperated ex ought to come as a wake-up call—but then he meets Rufus and he’s right back to letting the little head take charge. Rufus is cute, keen, and gets under Michael’s skin in a disturbing way.

Would-be chef Rufus can’t believe his luck when a dripping wet dream of a man walks out of the sea on his birthday, especially when Michael ends up staying at the family B&B. Life is perfect—at least until Michael has to go home to the mainland.

Rufus can’t leave the island for reasons he’s entirely neglected to mention. And though Michael identifies as bi, breaking his mum’s heart by coming out and having an actual relationship with a guy has never been his plan. With both men determined to keep their secrets, a leap of faith could land them in deep water.

Riptide  | Amazon 

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Rainbow Snippets is Regretting its Choices

Today’s Rainbow Snippets pic is in honour of family, so here’s a snippet from a short story of mine, Dead Shot, illustrating some of the joys of family life… 😉

Our narrator, Peter, has taken his nephew to the park and shown him how to make a bow and arrows. Then he made the mistake of closing his eyes for five minutes…

Even before the wail of “Uncle Peeeeter!” was ringing in my ears I’d jumped up from the bench. I legged it over to where I could see Kevin, a frisky-looking border collie and, last but not least, a tall, dark-haired bloke rubbing his right buttock.

You didn’t have to be a genius to work out what had happened. “Kevin! Did you shoot this man in the…” I stopped there. It was daft, really, I knew Kevin knew all the words, and he knew I knew, but I still didn’t like to use them in front of him.

“Arse?” the stranger suggested.

Kevin sniggered.

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Sometimes Cupid has his own agenda 

Carpenter Peter takes his hyperactive ten-year-old nephew to play in the park with his home-made bow and arrows—but makes the mistake of closing his eyes for a minute. Alerted by a yell of pain, he’s mortified to find that Kevin has shot a tall, handsome stranger in the rear end. Especially when Kevin suggests Peter should kiss it better!

But cultured lawyer Edward doesn’t seem to mind. An embarrassing encounter leads to a hot date—but Peter’s guilty secret about Kevin’s father could undo all Cupid’s good work, and Edward’s flair for the dramatic isn’t exactly helping!

 

JMS Books | Amazon

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Paperbacks Ahoy!

A lovely man from UPS has just delivered my author copies of Shamwell Tales #1 & #4 – Caught! in its snazzy new Riptide cover, and the totally new Spun!, due out 5th June and 3rd July respectively:

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*pets them*

And here’s a peek inside Spun! – is that teddy bear cute or what?

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(And yes, for those who’ve read Out!, that’s Gregory *g*)

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Raising the Rent Re-Released with Giveaway

My novella Raising the Rent is out today in 2nd edition on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited

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Never fall in love with a customer—especially if it’s sex you’re selling

Rent boy Nathan’s determined to get an education and get off the streets for good. But when he turns up for his first day at college he’s horrified to find his English teacher is one of his regular customers: Stephen, the one Nathan dubbed The Voice because of his educated, honeyed tones.

Stephen’s just as shocked to see Nathan sitting in his class, not to mention terrified he’s about to be exposed as having paid for sex with a student—which would mean public humiliation and could cost him his job. But when Nathan shows he’s only interested in getting his A Levels, not in blackmail, Stephen realises there’s more to the nineteen-year-old than meets the eye.

Nathan still has to earn a living, though—but when a customer turns ugly, he finds himself unable to work and homeless as well. Stephen steps in to help, and Nathan starts to think they could have a future together—if Stephen’s guilt and lack of trust don’t end this back-to-front romance before it even starts.

Available exclusively on Amazon & on Kindle Unlimited

This is the 5th and final book I’m currently re-releasing under my Sea Singer imprint, so I thought it’d be nice to celebrate with a giveaway: I’m offering an ebook of winners choice from all my ex-Samhain re-releases to date to a randomly chosen commenter on this post (wherever you see it, but if it’s not on WordPress, make sure you leave an email addy!)

I’ll make the draw around teatime on Sunday 14th May. Good luck! 🙂

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Looking for a German beta reader

I’ve written a short (2k) story set in 1945 focussing on the Truemmerfrauen of Berlin. The narrator is a lesbian, but there’s zero heat level, and I’d really value it if someone would be willing to cast a German eye over the story.

If you’re interested, please comment, message or email me on jl(dot)merrow(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks!

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Rainbow Snippets Wants To Love a Traitor

Today’s snippet comes, of course, from today’s re-release, To Love a Traitor,

Our hero George – under his real name of Roger –  has just started a new job and is getting to know his colleagues. He’s already been thrown off balance by having one of them recognise him as a fellow conscientious objector who did time in the same prison, and now this:

“I’m only glad,” Miss Smith said thoughtfully and with odd deliberation, “that my son was too young to fight. I shouldn’t have liked him to go through what your generation did.”

Roger started. “I’m so sorry—I’ve been addressing you incorrectly all morning. I thought you said your name was Miss Smith.”

“It is,” she said coolly, looking him straight in the eye.

Good God, Roger thought a touch hysterically. A brace of conchies and an unmarried mother—what next? Would the tea lady turn out to be a former brothel madame fallen upon hard times, and the messenger boys, Piccadilly renters? He took a deep breath. “And what does your son do now?”

“Mr. Forrester was kind enough to give him a job here,” she said with a smile. “As a messenger boy.”

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Solicitor’s clerk George Johnson has a secret goal when he moves into a London boarding house in the winter of 1920: to find out if his fellow lodger, Matthew Connaught, was the wartime traitor who cost George’s adored older brother Hugh his life.

Yet the more he gets to know his quarry, the more George loses sight of his mission—and his heart. Blessed with boyish good looks and charm in abundance, ad man Matthew is irrepressibly cheerful despite having lost an arm in the Great War—and soon makes plain his attraction to George.

Matthew’s advances become ever harder to resist, and George tries to tell himself his brother’s death was just the luck of the draw, and to forget he’s hiding secrets of his own—including who he really is.

But as George’s feelings for Matthew grow, so does his desperation to know the truth about what happened that day in Ypres.  Even if it means he’ll lose the man he’s come to love.

Available now in ebook: JMS Books | Amazon & KU

and in paperback by the end of May

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To Love a Traitor is re-released today

I’m delighted to say my 2017 EPIC award finalist, historical romance To Love a Traitor is back on the virtual shelves. Set in the aftermath of the First World War, it has a brooding new cover and features a Room 40 veteran trying to uncover a wartime traitor – while falling for the very man he suspects:

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Solicitor’s clerk George Johnson has a secret goal when he moves into a London boarding house in the winter of 1920: to find out if his fellow lodger, Matthew Connaught, was the wartime traitor who cost George’s adored older brother Hugh his life.

Yet the more he gets to know his quarry, the more George loses sight of his mission—and his heart. Blessed with boyish good looks and charm in abundance, ad man Matthew is irrepressibly cheerful despite having lost an arm in the Great War—and soon makes plain his attraction to George.

Matthew’s advances become ever harder to resist, and George tries to tell himself his brother’s death was just the luck of the draw, and to forget he’s hiding secrets of his own—including who he really is.

But as George’s feelings for Matthew grow, so does his desperation to know the truth about what happened that day in Ypres.  Even if it means he’ll lose the man he’s come to love.

Available now in ebook: JMS Books *| Amazon & KU

and in paperback by the end of May

 

*and for a limited time only, it’s 20% off at JMS Books

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Rainbow Snippets is on the verge of surrender

Happy Saturday, Snippeteers! Posting late because I was at the cinema watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 – definitely recommended viewing. 🙂

This week’s snippet is once again from Wake Up Call, my new release set in Riptide’s shared world of Porthkennack – but this time, Dev’s not joking about sex; he’s made a move – and it could be about to succeed:

Kyle was about to tell him no—but to hell with it. It was just sex, wasn’t it? It didn’t have to mean anything. And he was so bloody tired of not living. What could it hurt, to give in, to take a bit of physical pleasure when it was offered? What had Dev said? Nothing here was real. In a couple of weeks, Dev would be back in London, laughing with his mates over the weird bloke he’d slept with on holiday. And that was for the best.

The thought of it was like a knife in his chest—but then Dev stepped forward, took Kyle’s face in his hands, and kissed him, and Kyle buried the pain under an avalanche of desire.

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Wake Up Call

wakeupcall_200x300South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who’s already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour—including a habit of collapsing in the street.

Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of narcolepsy—a condition that’s cost him his job as a barrister, his lover, and all chance of normality—the last thing he wants is another relationship that’s doomed to fail. But Dev’s easygoing acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules.

When disaster strikes Dev’s adored little sister, Kyle steps up to the plate, and Dev sees a side of his lover he wasn’t prepared for: competent, professional—and way out of Dev’s league. With one man determined that they don’t have a future and the other fearing it, life after Porthkennack is starting to look bleak for both of them.

 

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Muscling Through is now in Paperback

I am chuffed as a chuffed thing to announce that Muscling Through is now available for the first time in paperback from Amazon, a few days earlier than advertised!
It will be appearing in print at other retailers over the next month or so. I’m thrilled to bits to see Al and Larry out in actual tangible book form, and can’t wait to get my hands on my author copies! 😀

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Cambridge art professor Larry Morton takes one, alcohol-glazed look at the huge, tattooed man looming in a dark alley, and assumes he’s done for. Moments later he finds himself disarmed—literally and figuratively. And, the next morning, he can’t rest until he offers an apology to the man who turned out to be more gentle than giant.

Larry’s intrigued to find there’s more to Al Fletcher than meets the eye; he possesses a natural artistic talent that shines through untutored technique. Unfortunately, no one else seems to see the sensitive soul beneath Al’s imposing, scarred, undeniably sexy exterior. Least of all Larry’s class-conscious family, who would like nothing better than to split up this mismatched pair.

Is it physical? Oh, yes, it’s deliciously physical, and so much more—which makes Larry’s next task so daunting. Not just convincing his colleagues, friends and family that their relationship is more than skin deep. It’s convincing Al.

Contains comic misunderstandings, misuse of art materials, and unexpected poignancy.

Now available in ebook and on Kindle Unlimited

Also available in paperback for the first time on Amazon

and at other retailers in due course

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