Cover Reveal – Slam!

My award-winning romantic comedy set in Cheltenham, Slam! has a gorgeous new cover by the multi-talented Garret Leigh:

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Limericks, lies and puppy-dog eyes

Amateur poet Jude is a carnivore working in a vegan cafe. His little dog, Bubbles, is the only man in the Anglo-Japanese graduate’s life—but Jude yearns from afar for “Karate Crumpet”, a man who runs past the cafe window every Saturday night leading a martial arts class. Jude’s swept off his feet when he’s rescued from muggers by the object of his affections—and when Jude finds out the calm, competent, hunk of muscle is also gay, he’s in seventh heaven.

Trouble is, the universe seems to be conspiring to stop them getting together. While Jude’s ready to jump straight into bed with his saviour, David’s still got one foot in the closet and wants to take things slowly. Then there’s Jude’s best friend, who has a dangerous secret, and his mother, who’s desperately trying to keep her own love life on track by lying about her age—meaning Jude has to pretend to be a schoolboy!

With a maze of different stories to keep straight, a potential stepfather to keep happy, and ex boyfriends who keep turning up on dates, Jude’s getting increasingly confused. Poetry in motion, it’s not!

Due to be re-released on Amazon & on Kindle Unlimited on 11th April 2017

Yep, you read that date right. I’ve decided to step up the re-release of some of my old Samhain titles under my Sea Singer imprint, and you can see the new proposed schedule here. It’s…kind of speedy, but heh, those books have had enough of a holiday. Time for them to get back out there! 😉

I hope to soon be able to share the fabulous new covers for my Shamwell Tales, the first 3 of which Riptide Publishing plan to re-release in time for the debut of #4 in the series, Spun!. 😀

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In case you missed my last post: the first of my books to come out under my Sea Singer imprint,  Pricks and Pragmatism is now available on Amazon & on Kindle Unlimited.

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And the second of my Southampton Stories, Hard Tail, which will be re-released on 28th March, is now available to pre-order.

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Pricks and Pragmatism is out again

Hooray! The first of my Samhain titles has returned to the virtual shelves, in a lovely new cover. 🙂

Pricks & Pragmatism is the first of my two Southampton Stories (the second is Hard Tail, which will be coming out in second edition very soon). The books are set in and around the British port of Southampton, which will be familiar to anyone who attended the 2016 UK Meet.

Southampton Stories #1

Pricks and Prag 200x300.72dpiKicked out by his father at age sixteen, English student Luke Corbin’s used to trading on his looks and charm to keep a roof over his head until he can make it big as a journalist. He goes for men with money, power and looks, in that order, and he doesn’t let emotions get in the way. But when his lover tells him it’s over, Luke finds himself homeless—just as his final exams are looming.

Moving in with geeky chemical engineer Russell may be a step down for him, but Luke can’t afford to be choosy. Fully prepared to put out as usual, Luke’s confused and frustrated when Russell refuses to take advantage of him—and even more so when he finds out Russell’s saving himself for someone special.

The more time he spends with the shy, honourable man, the more Luke finds himself bowled over by Russell’s sweetness and integrity. But just as he’s coming to terms with his own wish to be that special guy for Russell, Luke has to face facts: he’s fallen for the one man he can’t seem to charm.

Available (for the time being) exclusively on Amazon & on Kindle Unlimited

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Rainbow Snippets Gives You Wings (Again)

Well, with Angel out in second edition today, this week’s snippet couldn’t be from anywhere else, could it? 😉  We’ve moved on a little from last week’s snippet, and its Michael who speaks first:

 

“Aren’t you going to ask me where they go?”

“What?”

“The wings. Aren’t you wondering where they disappear to when I fold them? It’s what I’d ask.”

“Okay, so where do they go?”

Michael looked away, his inky hair sweeping his shoulders as he turned and leaving Don with the strange fancy that it ought to leave brushstrokes upon his flesh in its wake. “I don’t know. To Hell, I guess.”

 

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angel_400How do you know if you’re one of the damned?

As a child, Don wanted to become a priest. Now a grown man mostly at ease with being gay, he’s left the Catholic Church and has chosen instead to help people through his work as a parole officer. His strong faith is shaken when his latest assignment turns out to be Michael, a young man Don hasn’t seen since he took Michael to church as a child—and saw his parish priest cast Michael out of the church as a demon.

Meeting him as an adult re-ignites the obsession Don had with the boy he couldn’t save—but can Michael be saved at all? Or is the strangely compelling demon with a taste for risky sex as damned as he believes himself to be?

Available exclusively from JMS Books for one week, at 20% off, and on Kindle Unlimited

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Angel is out today

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My paranormal m/m short, Angel, is out in second edition today.

It’ll be available exclusively from JMS Books for one week, at 20% off, and then at all good e-tailers.

And via the magic of some complicated distribution deal I don’t pretend to understand, it’s also on Kindle Unlimited (with, I believe, the rest of my books from JMS Books).

 

How do you know if you’re one of the damned?

As a child, Don wanted to become a priest. Now a grown man mostly at ease with being gay, he’s left the Catholic Church and has chosen instead to help people through his work as a parole officer. His strong faith is shaken when his latest assignment turns out to be Michael, a young man Don hasn’t seen since he took Michael to church as a child—and saw his parish priest cast Michael out of the church as a demon.

Meeting him as an adult re-ignites the obsession Don had with the boy he couldn’t save—but can Michael be saved at all? Or is the strangely compelling demon with a taste for risky sex as damned as he believes himself to be?

 

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Cover reveal – Pricks & Pragmatism

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I have a lovely new cover for Pricks & Pragmatism, courtesy of Flirtation Designs, which I couldn’t wait to share with you. 🙂

The book itself will be re-released soon – I have it tentatively scheduled for 1st May but *whispers* it may sneak out a little earlier than that. 😉

 

Kicked out by his father at age sixteen, English student Luke Corbin’s used to trading on his looks and charm to keep a roof over his head until he can make it big as a journalist. He goes for men with money, power and looks, in that order, and he doesn’t let emotions get in the way. But when his lover tells him it’s over, Luke finds himself homeless—just as his final exams are looming.

Moving in with geeky chemical engineer Russell may be a step down for him, but Luke can’t afford to be choosy. Fully prepared to put out as usual, Luke’s confused and frustrated when Russell refuses to take advantage of him—and even more so when he finds out Russell’s saving himself for someone special.

The more time he spends with the shy, honourable man, the more Luke finds himself bowled over by Russell’s sweetness and integrity. But just as he’s coming to terms with his own wish to be that special guy for Russell, Luke has to face facts: he’s fallen for the one man he can’t seem to charm.

 

 

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To Love a Traitor re-release news

Further to my post yesterday (https://jlmerrow.com/2017/03/08/epic-awards-finalist/) I’m delighted to announce that To Love a Traitor, my historical novel set in 1920 and dealing with secrets from the Great War, will be re-released by JMS Books, with a planned date of 27th May 2017.  It’ll have a brand new cover, and will be released in both ebook and paperback. 😀

And I should have some new covers for several other books to share with you shortly…watch this space!

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Epic Awards Finalist

2017 EBook_finalist-LGtoloveatraitor72webI’m chuffed to pieces to hear that my 1920-set historical novel To Love a Traitor is a 2017 Epic Awards Finalist – but also kind of gutted that it’s not on sale right now. 😦

I’m hoping to have it back on the virtual shelves as soon as possible, but still waiting on my rights reversion from Samhain. I’ll post an update as soon as I can.

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Rainbow Snippets is back

Hi all! Apologies for the lack of snippetry over the last…ye gods, has it really been a month?  The Samhain closure (and, all right, at least a couple of Saturdays, my social life) has kept me busy of late, but hopefully normal service will be resumed from now on.

For today, here’s a snippet from Angel, which will be released in second edition next week:

 

“You don’t remember me, do you?” Andras said at last. He laughed, a short, dry sound without much humour in it. “Must be nearly twenty years ago, now. But I remember you, Donnie.” He paused. “Not the sort of thing I’d ever forget, is it? The day I found out I’m a demon.”

 

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Don’t forget to check out the rainbow snippets Facebook group for more little excerpts from a whole host of talented authors.

 

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How do you know if you’re one of the damned?

As a child, Don wanted to become a priest. Now a grown man mostly at ease with being gay, he’s left the Catholic Church and has chosen instead to help people through his work as a parole officer. His strong faith is shaken when his latest assignment turns out to be Michael, a young man Don hasn’t seen since he took Michael to church as a child—and saw his parish priest cast Michael out of the church as a demon.

Meeting him as an adult re-ignites the obsession Don had with the boy he couldn’t save—but can Michael be saved at all? Or is the strangely compelling demon with a taste for risky sex as damned as he believes himself to be?

Due out in second edition from JMS Books on 11th March

Available to pre-order: JMS Books | Amazon 

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Samhain Closure Update

I have some good news to share: I’ve signed contracts with those lovely people at Riptide Publishing to republish my Plumber’s Mate Mysteries and the Shamwell Tales. Dates TBA, but it’s hoped the Shamwell series will be re-released in time for the publication of #4 in the series, SPUN!, on 3rd July.

Muscling Through is to be re-released by JMS Books, with a provisional date of 1st April, and I’m hoping it’ll be available for the first time in paperback!

I’ll be self-publishing several of my books, and the (very) tentative release schedule is as follows:

Pricks & Pragmatism – Southampton Stories #1 01-May-17
Hard Tail– Southampton Stories #2 15-May-17
Slam! 29-May-17
Fall Hard 12-Jun-17
Raising the Rent 26-Jun-17

The plan is for them to appear on KU for the first 3 months, then on other platforms after that.  Dates of publication may change if necessary so as not to clash with books coming out from publishers, but I’ll keep you posted.

Please note that bringing books out in paperback will NOT be a priority for me, so if you want a print copy of one of these books or any of my other Samhain titles, it might be a good idea to order one now.

I’ll let you know re my other Samhain titles: Camwolf, Midnight in Berlin, Wight Mischief and To Love a Traitor, when I have something definite to tell you.

Reminder: all of my Samhain books will be coming down from retail sites from  Wednesday 1st March.

Please make sure you have downloaded and backed up all your purchases!

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Cover reveal and update

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I’m delighted to say the cover for my first Porthkennack novel, Wake Up Call, has been revealed exclusively at Heroes and Heartbreakers, along with the cover for Joanna Chambers’ historical novel in the series, A Gathering Storm, which looks fantastic and which I can’t wait to read!

See both covers at Heroes and Heartbreakers

And an update re my Samhain books coming out of print on February 28th: I’m currently in negotiations with publishers to bring some of the books out again as soon as possible, and I’m planning to dip my toes into the exciting waters of self-publishing for some others, which has the potential to get them back on sale faster.

As soon as I have some idea of a schedule for the re-releases I’ll let you know. In the meantime, if you’ve previously purchased any of my books, firstly: Thank you! And secondly: please make sure you download and back up your books. I’m not sure what happens to Kindle books bought from Amazon when they disappear from sale on the site, if they’re stored in the cloud, and I’d hate you to lose access to your books.

 

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