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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muscling_through_200The bigger they come, the harder they fall… in love.
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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Wake Up Call Blog Tour Winner

I’m delighted to announce the winner of the Wake Up Call blog tour giveaway:

HB, who commented on Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews.

Congratulations to HB, who wins a $20 Riptide gift certificate, and thanks to everyone who commented and helped to make the tour such a success! 😀

HB, you should already have received your prize. Let me know if it hasn’t arrived safely!

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Rainbow Snippets has its foot firmly in its mouth

This week’s snippet is once again from Wake Up Call, my new release set in Riptide’s shared world of Porthkennack – and once again, Dev’s showing a talent for saying the wrong thing! 😉

Kyle woke up to find Dev sprawled at the other end of the sofa, flicking through TV channels with one hand while texting with the other.

Great. Some host he was being. “Sorry,” he said, his mouth unpleasantly dry. “Have I been asleep long?”

Dev turned to give him a blinding smile. “Nah, just over an hour. Don’t worry. The sex was brilliant.”

Kyle froze, and Dev’s expression turned stricken.

“Shit. That wasn’t funny, was it? Sorry, mate. Wasn’t thinking.” He shoved his phone back in his pocket. “You want me to go?”

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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.

a genuine treat  – Publishers Weekly

Available now in ebook and paperback:

Riptide  | Amazon |Kobo UKSmashwords

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Sleeping Beauty’s Not So Pretty

I’m over at Erotica For All today for the last day of the Wake Up Call blog tour celebrating the launch of Riptide’s shared world series, PorthkennackToday’s post is about the invisible illness suffered from by my character Kyle that’s no joke – narcolepsy.

 

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! 🙂

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Playing in Someone Else’s Sandbox

 

is what I’m talking about over at Love Bytes Reviews today. Why not pop on over and find out how I found the experience of writing Wake Up Call in Riptide’s shared world, Porthkennack.

 

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! 🙂

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On a Fin and a Prayer

… is not the title of my latest blog post on the Wake Up Call blog tour. But it could have been! 😉

Why not join me over at Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews, where I’m talking about how the perils of the sea can turn a person’s mind to religion?

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! 🙂

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You Couldn’t Make it Up (Except When You Do)

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Today as part of the Wake Up Call blog tour I’m over at Joyfully Jay, talking about giants and fairies and knockers, oh my!

Why not pop on over to read about the Celtic myths of Cornwall, including that of Jack the Giant Killer, and their inspiration?

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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Wake Up Call is now out everywhere

The first of my contemporary m/m romances set in Riptide’s shared world of Porthkennack is now available from all good book retailers, and to celebrate, I’ll be going on a blog tour – dates here.

First off I’m over at The Novel Approach, talking about the setting for Wake Up Call:  Cornwall—a Land (and Language) Apart

Don’t forget to enter the draw for the giveaway! 🙂

 

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South 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 easy-going 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.

Available now in ebook and paperback:

Riptide  | Amazon |Kobo UKSmashwords

Merrow navigates [her characters’] interpersonal concerns supremely well, making each hiccup feel real and raw. Her treatment of chronic illness elicits real empathy…This tale of deep characters with real problems is a genuine treat for fans of contemporary romancePublishers Weekly

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Rainbow Snippets Wishes You a Happy Easter

And if you don’t celebrate Easter: Happy Spring/season of your choosing! 😉

Today’s snippet is, of course, from today’s release, Wake Up Call, (although it won’t be available from most retailers until Monday, you can download it today from the Riptide site).

Here, Dev’s attempt to ask Kyle out doesn’t quite go according to plan…

“Heard a lot about me, have you?” If Dev had thought Kyle sounded bitter earlier, his tone now could curdle clotted cream.

Dev forced a cheeky smile. “Yeah, mate. Didn’t you know? You got your own page on the Tourist Info website.”

Result. The smile was back. Except it was a bit more twisted than Dev would’ve liked. “On display for a limited time only: the incredible collapsing man.”

“Hey, we all got our problems. Listen, do you wanna go for a—” Dev broke off. Shit, had he really been about to offer an alcy a drink? He stared at Kyle, appalled. “Shit, sorry, no, course not—”

Kyle stared back for a mo, eyes wide—then, which was weird as fuck, burst out laughing.

And fell over.

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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.

a genuine treat  – Publishers Weekly

Available now from Riptide, and at other retailers from 17th April

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Wake Up Call is now available from Riptide

The first of my contemporary m/m romances set in Riptide’s shared world of Porthkennack is now available exclusively from the Riptide site, and will be out everywhere else on Monday!

 

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.

a genuine treat  – Publishers Weekly

Available now from Riptide, and at other retailers from 17th April

porthkenneck_seriescover200x300Welcome to Porthkennack, a charming Cornish seaside town with a long and sometimes sinister history. Legend says King Arthur’s Black Knight built the fort on the headland here, and it’s a certainty that the town was founded on the proceeds of smuggling, piracy on the high seas, and the deliberate wrecking of cargo ships on the rocky shore. Nowadays it draws in the tourists with sunshine and surfing, but locals know that the ghosts of its Gothic past are never far below the surface.

This collaborative story world is brought to you by five award-winning, best-selling British LGBTQ romance authors: Alex Beecroft, Joanna Chambers, Charlie Cochrane, Garrett Leigh, and JL Merrow.

And if you’re more in the mood for a historical romance, Joanna Chambers’ first Porthkennack novel A Gathering Storm is out today as well! 🙂

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