Pressure Head Kindle edition is now available

Just a fly-by post to let you know that Amazon has resolved its issues, and the Kindle edition of Pressure Head is now (at last!) available:

Pressure Head – #1 in the Plumber’s Mate Mystery series

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Tom Paretski’s not just a plumber with a dodgy hip courtesy of a schoolboy accident. He also has a sixth sense for finding hidden things. Called in by the police to help locate a body near Brock’s Hollow, he’s staggered to encounter Phil Morrison, his old school crush—and the closeted bully whose actions contributed to Tom’s accident.

Phil’s all grown up now, and Tom’s unwilling attraction to him is back with a vengeance. Phil’s now openly gay—and what’s more, he’s interested in Tom’s personal charms as well as his psychic talents. As a private investigator called in by the dead woman’s parents, Phil is sceptical about Tom’s unusual gift, but nevertheless quick to spot its potential to aid him in his work.

The further they go with the investigation, the less they can ignore their shared past, and the more the pressure and the heat build between them. But Tom isn’t certain he wants to know the secrets he’s helping to uncover, while there’s a murderer on the loose who won’t hesitate to kill again—and this uneasy couple is moving right into his sights.

Amazon* | Kindle | Riptide | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

*Still waiting for them to link up the editions, but we’re getting there! 😉

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Pricks and Pragmatism is out in Audio

I’m delighted to say that the first of my Southampton Stories, Pricks and Pragmatism, is now out in audiobook, narrated by Mark Steadman. So this week’s Rainbow Snippet is, naturally, taken from it:

I looked up from my Uni notes on Rakes and Libertines as Sebastian walked into the flat. He was a vision in Armani, as always, his sleek black hair allowed to grey artfully just at the temples and no further. He’d said once he thought it gave him gravitas; I’d told him I’d grab his arse any time he wanted.

I was lying on the rug in front of the mock fireplace wearing nothing but the Calvin Kleins he’d bought me. On the rug, because Sebastian would have thrown a hissy fit if I’d taken pens on the sofa; in my underwear, because there’s nothing wrong with giving a bloke something nice to look at after a hard day at the office.

I flashed him my best smile over my bare shoulder. “Hey, handsome.”

He didn’t smile back.

 

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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 in ebook: Amazon | Kobo iTunes | B&N

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And now in audiobook, narrated by the wonderful Mark Steadman:

Amazon | Audible

 

 

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Pressure Head out now – with giveaway

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you all had a fun/peaceful time, as desired. 🙂

I’m delighted to say that the first of my Plumber’s Mate Mysteries, Pressure Head, is now out in second edition from Riptide Publishing.

Pressure Head – #1 in the Plumber’s Mate Mystery series

PressureHead_400x600.jpgRunner-UpSMSome things are better left hidden.

Tom Paretski’s not just a plumber with a dodgy hip courtesy of a schoolboy accident. He also has a sixth sense for finding hidden things. Called in by the police to help locate a body near Brock’s Hollow, he’s staggered to encounter Phil Morrison, his old school crush—and the closeted bully whose actions contributed to Tom’s accident.

Phil’s all grown up now, and Tom’s unwilling attraction to him is back with a vengeance. Phil’s now openly gay—and what’s more, he’s interested in Tom’s personal charms as well as his psychic talents. As a private investigator called in by the dead woman’s parents, Phil is sceptical about Tom’s unusual gift, but nevertheless quick to spot its potential to aid him in his work.

The further they go with the investigation, the less they can ignore their shared past, and the more the pressure and the heat build between them. But Tom isn’t certain he wants to know the secrets he’s helping to uncover, while there’s a murderer on the loose who won’t hesitate to kill again—and this uneasy couple is moving right into his sights.

Amazon* | KindleRiptide | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

All the Plumber’s Mate Mysteries  are now available to pre-order from Riptide Publishing.

Publication dates and pre-order links as follows:

And there will be a brand new Plumber’s Mate Mystery, Lock Nut, releasing on 14 May, 2018

Giveaway:

To celebrate the re-launch of the Plumber’s Mate Mysteries, I’m offering a giveaway of a $10 Amazon voucher to a randomly-drawn commenter on this post! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with the title of a favourite mystery novel of yours  (not one of mine!)

Good luck! 😀

ETA: I’ll make the draw on Friday 12th Jan, round about tea-time, so there’s plenty of time to get your comments in!

*ETA 2: The Amazon link at present only links to the paperback, but the Kindle edition is now available here: Kindle

There’s been a delay getting the ebook up on Amazon, although the paperback is available to purchase. I’ll update when I hear it’s up and running. In the meantime, mobi files can be bought direct from the Riptide site and emailed to your Kindle – all you have to do first is go into your Amazon account and add the Riptide address admin@riptidepublishing.com to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List (see Settings under Manage Your Content and Devices).

ETA 3: The draw is now closed, and the winner is…. mewalker10, whom I’ve emailed.

Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who played – some great recs there! 😀

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Rainbow Snippets is into the Christmas Spirit

There’s something about Christmas that always puts me in the mood for historical romance and/or a Victorian mystery (I blame Charles Dickens) so this week’s snippet is taken from To Love a Traitor, which is set in 1920.

Matthew Connaught lost an arm in the Great War – but he may also have been a spy and a traitor. Our hero George (who doesn’t see himself as remotely heroic) is supposed to be investigating Matthew, but can’t help falling for his charms – to the extent that he’s accepted a friendly invitation to spend Christmas with Matthew’s family. Here they are exchanging gifts:

Tearing open the rather untidy and ill-tied brown paper, George blinked as he found a handsome Waterman pen. “I know this can’t be the same as the one that was your brother’s,” Matthew said, “but I hope it’ll go some way to making up the loss. It’s inscribed, look—‘To GJ from MC’—you see?”

George was absurdly touched. “I don’t know what to say. Thank you.” Feeling his face must surely be glowing as brightly as the coals in the grate, George produced a small package of his own, which he handed to Matthew. “I’m afraid this really isn’t very much by comparison,” he apologised.

Undeterred, Matthew eagerly untied the parcel, which George had made certain to fasten with a bow rather than a knot, and unwrapped the paper. His eyebrows rose as he saw the contents. “The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff Buttons?”

“It’s a sort of parody of Sherlock Holmes,” George said…

Matthew flicked through a couple of pages and laughed. “‘Hemlock Holmes had pulled back his left cuff, baring his tattooed but muscular wrist, just ready to take his fifth shot in the arm since breakfast’,” he read aloud, grinning.

And yes, for the curious, that is a real book, written in 1918 by James Francis Thierry (and you can find it for free online).

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To Love a Traitor

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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 in ebook and paperback: JMS Books | Amazon

 

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway – One Under

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I’m delighted to be over at Joyfully Jay today, to reveal G.D. Leigh’s gorgeous cover for my second Porthkennack book, One Under. And there’s a giveaway of a $10 Riptide gift card!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply follow the instructions on the giveaway post. Good luck! 😀

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Rainbow Snippets loves Rainbow Awards

I always love it when the Rainbow Awards results are announced. So many wonderful books to add to the reading list! 😀

I was thrilled as all get out to see the Haunting Muses anthology win Best Lesbian Anthology / Collection

So today’s snippet is taken from my story in Haunting Muses, Dance With Me:

“Read to me,” Helen says, perched up on the kitchen counter, her stockinged legs swinging. “Read some more of that book about the girl who faked her own death to frame her husband. I like that one.”

“You would,” I say. “But I can’t. I’m cooking. See?” I hold up the knife I’ve been using to chop the courgette. It’s larger than the one I’d usually use for vegetables, but it’s beautifully curved and I like the way it feels in my hand.

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hauntingmusesunnamed.jpgHaunting Muses

In this collection of lesbian stories, ghosts, be they actual or the metaphorical ghosts of memories, aren’t necessarily evil and hauntings may or may not be bad. How do we move beyond the foul spirits or integrate the shining beings who haunt us in the cruelest or the best ways? And how do we or our characters reconcile these ghosts into transformation and healing within present reality?

Includes stories by Sacchi Green, Deborah Walker, Pascal Scott, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Elaine Burnes, Doreen Perrine and JL Merrow.

Winner of the 2017 Rainbow Awards Best Lesbian Anthology / Collection

Available in ebook and paperback: Amazon 

 

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Spun! Rainbow Award & Giveaway last chance

I am beyond delighted that Spun! (Shamwell Tales #4) has won the 2017 Rainbow Awards Best Bisexual Romantic Comedy & Suspense! And by a happy coincidence there’s still (just!) time to enter the giveaway for an audiobook code for Spun! – see the giveaway post. I’ll make the draw around 9pm GMT tonight.


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An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. But he quickly begs work from his ex-boss and takes a room in Shamwell with easy-going postman Rory Deamer. David doesn’t mean to flirt with the recently divorced Rory—just like he doesn’t consciously decide to breathe. After all, Rory’s far too nice for him. And far too straight.

Rory finds his new lodger surprisingly fun to be with, and what’s more, David is a hit with Rory’s troubled children. But while Rory’s world may have turned upside down in the last few years, there’s one thing he’s sure of: he’s straight as a die. So he can’t be falling for David . . . can he?

Their friends and family think they know all the answers, and David’s office party hook-up has his own plans for romance. Rory and David need to make up their minds and take a stand for what they really want–or their love could be over before it’s even begun.

Winner of the 2017 Rainbow Awards Best Bisexual Romantic Comedy & Suspense, and runner-up for Best Bisexual Book

Available in ebook, paperback & audiobook:  Riptide Amazon Audible

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Christmas Stories Giveaway

I’m in the mood for some festive seasonal reading, and it occurs to me others might be too, so I thought it’d be nice to run a giveaway and garner some recommendations.

Merry Christmas

I’m offering winner’s choice from my Christmas fiction (see below)to a randomly chosen commenter – to enter the draw, just drop me a comment and let me know about one (or more – in fact, the more the merrier) of your favourite holiday reads (but not one of mine! I’ve read those *g*).

I’ll make the draw on Monday 18th December, probably around teatime, so there’s loads of time to get those recs in. Good luck! 😀

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Rainbow Snippets is in a Spin

This week’s (somewhat unseasonal) snippet comes from Spun!, my fourth Shamwell Tale, which is now out in audiobook:

“Didn’t your mum used to let you help on Pancake Day?” Rory asked, spooning some syrup out of the tin. He twiddled the spoon until all the drips were caught and then drizzled it on his pancake. “I thought you and her were pretty close.”

“Hen doesn’t believe in pancakes. Too unhealthy. And Pancake Day itself is nothing more than a relic of an outmoded set of dietary restrictions.” David dug into his forbidden fruit with only moderately guilty gusto.

“It is?”

“Mm. Apparently medieval Christians were required to give up eggs and milk for Lent. Hence using them all up on Shrove Tuesday.”

Rory frowned. “So what did farmers do with them while no one was eating them? Chuck ’em away? Or did all the cows and chickens have to keep their legs crossed till Easter?”

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I have 2 Audible codes for Spun! to give away! To be in with a chance of a win, just comment on the giveaway post.  I’ll make the draw on Friday 8th December.  Good luck! 😀

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An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. But he quickly begs work from his ex-boss and takes a room in Shamwell with easy-going postman Rory Deamer. David doesn’t mean to flirt with the recently divorced Rory—just like he doesn’t consciously decide to breathe. After all, Rory’s far too nice for him. And far too straight.

Rory finds his new lodger surprisingly fun to be with, and what’s more, David is a hit with Rory’s troubled children. But while Rory’s world may have turned upside down in the last few years, there’s one thing he’s sure of: he’s straight as a die. So he can’t be falling for David . . . can he?

Their friends and family think they know all the answers, and David’s office party hook-up has his own plans for romance. Rory and David need to make up their minds and take a stand for what they really want–or their love could be over before it’s even begun.

Amazon Audible

Also available in ebook and paperback:  Riptide Amazon 

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Spun! is out in Audiobook, with giveaway

I’m delighted to say that Spun!, my fourth Shamwell Tale, is now out in audiobook.

It’s narrated by the excellent Mark Steadman, who’s done a sterling job with several of my other books (Lovers LeapCaught!Played!, Out!) and is currently working on Pricks & Pragmatism for me.

And I have 2 Audible codes to give away! To be in with a chance of a win, just comment on this post (wherever you see it).  I’ll make the draw on Friday 8th December.  Good luck! 😀

51Md+3mCtgL._AA300_With friends like these . . .

An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. But he quickly begs work from his ex-boss and takes a room in Shamwell with easy-going postman Rory Deamer. David doesn’t mean to flirt with the recently divorced Rory—just like he doesn’t consciously decide to breathe. After all, Rory’s far too nice for him. And far too straight.

Rory finds his new lodger surprisingly fun to be with, and what’s more, David is a hit with Rory’s troubled children. But while Rory’s world may have turned upside down in the last few years, there’s one thing he’s sure of: he’s straight as a die. So he can’t be falling for David . . . can he?

Their friends and family think they know all the answers, and David’s office party hook-up has his own plans for romance. Rory and David need to make up their minds and take a stand for what they really want–or their love could be over before it’s even begun.

Amazon | Audible

Also available in ebook and paperback:  Riptide Amazon 

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